Friday, February 15, 2019

All the Good Things for a Simple As You See It Challenge & 2nd Release SAB Rewards

Our newest As You See It Challenge is a Fill In the Blank Challenge called Simple is As Simple Does, where you are given an unfinished sentence and you fill in the blank with a word or phrase and then you use that word or phrase to guide the making of your project. Here is As You See It Challenge #194's Banner:

And the way I filled in the blank was, "When I think SIMPLE, I think of lots of white, few colours and a simple image.  An image like the bonsai tree in the All the Good Things stamp set. And here's what that looks like to me:

  • The first thing you notice is the image of the bonsai tree from the All the Good Things stamp set from the Annual Catalogue. The image and the sentiment are all one stamp so I had to be very careful when I inked it up with both Soft Sea Foam ink and Memento Tuxedo Black ink. That procedure might not be termed simple, although it looks simple on the page. There are a couple of ways to make it easier. First, it would be fairly easy to trim the sentiment from the image and make two stamps. Then it's a piece of cake to ink them up in two different colours. 
  • But if you think it's a sacrilege to cut up a stamp, then you could use the Stamparatus and ink up the image first in the Soft Sea Foam and stamp the image. Then you would clean the stamp and ink up the sentiment carefully, cleaning off any ink you get on the image portion of the stamp before stamping the sentiment below. You would take care not to move either the stamp or the paper in the Stamparatus in between the two inkings.
  • The Whisper White cardstock is mounted on some Designer Paper from the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series in the Annual Catalogue.
  • The Silver & Petal Pink Baker's Twine is wrapped twice around these panels and tied in a small bow before they are adhered to the Petal Pink card base. Simple, but so pretty!

The second release Sale-A-Bration products are now available to earn! They are so lovely, especially the Painted Seasons Bundle!


Here's a link to the new Second Release Sale-A-Bration Brochure: (Click on the Cover below)

Remember you need to have a purchase of $60 or $120 on one order before tax and shipping to qualify for one of these rewards. The former SAB rewards are still valid.

I am looking for new members for my team. If you live in Canada and don't currently have a demonstrator, I would love to have you be the newest Papercraft Cat! Sale-A-Bration is the absolute best time to join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator. Whether you want to work it as a business or whether you just want to take advantage of the discounts as a hobby demo, it's the best deal around! $135 for $225 worth of any current Stampin' Up! product you want from any catalogue, with free shipping! Plus 5 1/2 months (if you join now) of 20% discounts on your orders, the chance to see the new Annual Catalogue and order from it a month ahead of the public and access to a great community of fellow stampers and demos! There are no strings attached. I know it sounds too good to be true, but really there are no hidden catches. If you can't make your minimums, you just lose your demo status. And that's it! No inventory that you need to buy, no financial risk except for the original $135 and you get more than that's worth in product! What are you waiting for? To join my team click HERE. Contact me if you have questions.

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

Product List


  1. Hello Heather: First let me thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet comments on my "Would you like a glass?" card.
    I find myself wishing for warmer temperatures every day, as I look out the window and see snow and gray skies.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and I'm so happy that my card made you recall the joy of warmer temperatures, we all need to keep the faith that Spring is just around the corner.
    Thank you so much for stopping by.
    Sending warm hugs your way.

  2. Hello again Heather: I wanted to tell you in a separate comment that your card is gorgeous, I have this beautiful set and I haven't inked it up yet, you just inspired me to play with these images that are so very beautiful.
    Love, love the soft colors, sweet, clean and simple.
    Off to pinning.
    Thank you for sharing.


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