Happy New Year! And welcome to our monthly Inspire, Create, and Share Blog Hop. It's not only a new year - it's a new catalog, too! Two, in fact. So that means that all of us demonstrators are SUPER excited to share all the new stuff with you! This month, I wanted to focus on valentines. I have three kids in elementary school, so that means a LOT of valentines to make. They love making them, so I need to be prepared for a solid day or two of stamping with them! Anyway, I really love the Hey Love stamp set for valentines. It has super cute images and text to go with them!
This would be super cute and simple left as is, or you could make it into a whole card and incorporate the designer series paper!
Isn't he adorable!! I colored that little heart in with the Blends, and then added a Heart Epoxy Droplet for added cuteness. I just love him! And I'll tell you my little secret: whenever I feel like the background is just a tad too plain with unstamped cardstock, I love to add the marbled background stamp in tone-on-tone ink. It adds subtle texture; just enough to take the card from cute to wow!
The thing you need to remember about this time of year is that you get lots of freebies. For every $60 you spend (in Canada!), you get a free Sale-a-Bration item! One of my favorite Sale-a-Bration items this year is this beautiful Butterfly Gala Designer Series Paper. The entire paper pack is black and white on one side, and full color on the other. PLUS, it coordinates with SO many other products. You can punch the butterflies out with the punch! The butterfly images are the same as in the Butterfly Gala stamp set. The colors are the same as in the Gingham Gala suite! It pairs beautifully with the Beauty Abounds stamp set too. AND, there are two other Sale-a-Bration items that work well with it too - the wood Butterfly Elements and the Organdy Ribbon Combo pack (which just so happens to ALSO coordinate beautifully with the Gingham Gala suite)! If you are like me and coordination is your jam... well then, my friend, welcome to heaven.
So I know I've given you a lot of ideas and information today. To make it easy, I'm going to create a supplies box for each of the cards I've shown above. Clicking on any of the images will take you to my online store where you can buy them if you're in Canada. Remember, every $60 purchase will get you a freebie! If you live in Canada and don't already have a demonstrator (that's what they call us people that keep you in awesome stamps!), I'd love to be yours. If you're in the US, there are lots of people on this blog hop that would love to help you out!
Now, go visit Terri on her blog!
Thanks for stopping by today! What is YOUR favorite new item in Sale-a-Bration this year?