Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Flowering Fields

SALE-A-Bration is a time of year that Stampin' Up!® demonstrators look forward to, as much as their customers do! Why? Because Stampin' Up! gives us free product too, when our orders reach $90 retail, and since it coincides with the new Occasions Catalogue (for us in the Southern hemishere, its a Spring catty for the Northern half of the world) it's is usually not that hard to earn a little SALE-A-Bration gift. This is the anniversary of when I joined the Stampin' Up!® family, 5 years ago and I love it as much, or more even, as when I first joined!

I have put through a sizeable order and now have a number of the free gifts in my hot little hands. I hate to admit it, but I spend a lot of time working my order out in multiples of $90 so I don't miss out by a few dollars. I always could add a packet of Dimensionals or an ink refill to bring it up to that magic total!!

No doubt you've seen and received heaps of notifications from demonstrators near and far about 'this most wonderful time of the year' and we are all making the same offers, so you'll find LOTS of information at the END of this post, if you want to read more, but now I'll share a little card I put together this morning. After mounting all the sweet wildflowers from Flowering Fields onto the wood blocks, I could hardly wait to ink them up. They remind me of wildflowers I saw growing in Canada, during summer, about 10 years ago.

 First I had to prepare the background. Using a size E acrylic block, I pressed about a third of it onto my Wild Wasabi ink pad, the other two-thirds into Soft Sky and then the edge of the top of the block into Lost Lagoon. Next, the block was spritzed with water. About three squirts, from about 30 cms, and it was nearly dripping.

The thick Whisper White card measured 10cm by 11.5 cm. which leaves a pleasing border when the inky block is smooshed onto it. I have to say that initially, I was disappointed with the white patches on the left of the image, but it's grown on me and now I really like that effect.

Using Memento black ink, I've simply stamped five of the six floral images and the wee butterfly straight over the background, after it had dried.
Flowering Fields has no sentiments, but I liked the message and the spidery writing of this one from Choose Happiness. "When I need a friend, you're there". It was stamped onto some SALE-A-Bration vellum and a thin strip has been placed over the other layers. Don't you love the clarity of the images? I'm sure they'd be great for colouring with Stampin' Write Markers or watercolouring with and Aquapainter and ink too.

Gifts For You

So after all that, if you'd like to shop with me, Australian residents only, you can browse the Occasions catalogue in my online store, or click on the image in the sidebar to the right. The same applies to the Annual catalogue, you can make your choices from either of those. I have a Hostess code for January  4G296SCD  and if you add it when you're checking out, I'd be very appreciative. If your order is $90 before shipping is added, you will get to choose a SALE-A-Bration item, a gift from Stampin' Up!®. I will also post you a packet of It's My Party Enamel dots for an order of $90 or more, which includes the Hostess Code. You need to allow me to contact you (that option is offered at checkout) so I know where to send your thank you gift. These will be posted out in the middle of February.
Read on for further information, and I am available to answer any questions or book a workshop at or phone 0417 500 681

Cheers, Rachel
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Here's the deal: for every $90 AUD/$110 NZD you spend (before shipping and handling), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it's the perfect time to purchase those products you've had your eye on while earning more products for free.

Note: Pages 4-15 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure show products available throughout the entire Sale-A-Bration sales period (5 January-31 March 2016); Pages 16-19 show limited-time products available only until 15 February.* Watch for another batch of limited-time products coming 16 February!
*Based on inventory, availability may be temporarily extended

It's the best time of year to join Stampin' Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $169 AUD/$189 NZD and choose $60 AUD/$70 NZD more of FREE products for your Starter Kit. Plus, the kit ships for free! In plain English - go through your catalogues and pick out $295 retail of merchandise. It will be shipped to you and your credit card will have $169 debited to it. You are under no obligation to hold workshops or classes. If you are not able to order $440 worth of merchandise over the next three months, you just drop as a demonstrator. You will not have to return anything.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting ~ and explaining how you did ~ this beautiful card!!! It's so funny that, at first, you didn't like the white patches because, as I was looking at those, thinking how COOL they look, I made a note to myself to be sure to tell my ladies in class this coming Saturday to resist the temptation to completely fill in the whole thing with color ~ so as to leave those charming white patches!!!! Love it!!!!


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