Thursday, March 1, 2018

March 2018 Blog Hop

Hello and happy March!
I forgot that today is the day before blog hop day! (or in other words...I blew it!!)
All of my cards today use sets from the Sale A Bration catalog. This is the best time of the Stampin Up year!! You get great stuff for FREE with your $50.00 or $100.00 order! This promotion ends March 31, 2018.  

The first card showcases Lots of  Lavender stamp set. I love this image! I also used the Sweetheart Embossing Folder. The trick is that my image covers up the heart!! By using the Lots of Labels framelits, you don't know that there is a heart under there. Even though I used Fresh Fig Card Stock and Ribbon, the Stampin Blends I used to color the flowers are Rich Razzleberry in both the light and the dark, as well as Old Olive, light and dark.

 On the inside I used just part of the folder. The verse is from Ribbon of Courage stamp set.

 My next card uses the Party Pandas set. I believe that this set is actually the most popular of all the first release freebies. I made the balloon slightly bigger! The verse is from Lovely Inside and Out stamp set. I also used the Fox Builder punch for the "end" of the balloon. A wee bit of shading under the panda was added using an aqua brush and Smoky Slate ink. The cardstock is Bermuda Bay and Basic Black.

This card features the Epic Celebrations set. I chose Tranquil Tide cardstock, ribbon and ink. I used Smoky Slate for the background guitars and Basic Black for the verse and guitar. The aqua brush was used to color in the guitar as well as add some spatters to the background paper in Tranquil Tide. Crumb Cake was used to color in the fret board on the guitar with the aqua painter. 
Here I used Heartfelt Blooms with Dapper Denim ink on Whisper White cardstock. The Dapper Denim looks rich with the mat of Soft Sky cardstock. This stamp is really amazing. When you look at it you would swear that there is barely a design on it! This process was developed by Stampin Up and has a patent pending! I suspect that we will be seeing more like this in the new annual catalog!

This card is cased from the Sale A Bration brochure! I used Rich Razzleberry ink and Old Olive ink to stamp the flowers on the  "create my own Designer Series Paper" front piece. Then I used the light and dark Stampin Blends to color the flowers in! The cardstock of Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry really sets off the design! I used a layering oval die to make the Calypso Coral mat for the Stitched framelit Whisper White piece that supports the Rich Razzleberry die cut YOU. This is a matching free set of three dies. 

The inside carries on the theme with the verse in Rich Razzleberry ink and more flowers in Calypso Coral ink. 

Phew! That is a lot of cards!! I was having major problems with my computer. I'm sorry for the wonky way the photos are placed. Now we get to see what Connie has created for the hop. The next button below should take you to her blog but if it doesn't, please use the list below to hop to all of the people on our team hop. Thanks for stopping by!








  1. Wow, you've been busy, Ellie! I love all your cards. You've inspired me to purchase that Sweetheart Embossing Folder, too. Shame on me for only seeing the heart in the center and not realizing how versatile it can be!

  2. Hey Ellie, yes you have been busy. I love how you don't see the heart. Hugs, Di

  3. Cute, cute cute! Love them all!!