Walking with Nature

Today I'm not walking with nature.  Today it's 19 degrees and I can't seem to warm up!  I've had coffee, hot chocolate and tea.  I've sat in front of the fire.  I've stamped with my space heater right beside me.  And still I'm chilly.  I'm gettting ready to climb under the electric blanket.  That always warms me up.  But I can think about spring and flowers and birds!

This was a sketch challenge on Stampin' Connection this week.  Yowser!  It totally stumped me.  This challenge was definitely a challenge!  I knew I wanted to use Tempting Turquoise and browns – so I chose Crumb Cake and Early Espresso.  I needed one more color, though, so pulled out my trusty Color Coach.  Tempting Turquoise was an option in the palette with Pear Pizzazz, so I chose that.  It's kind of a "beachy" combination, which I thought might help me feel warm.

I used Nature Walk from the new Occasions mini catalog, as well as Punch Potpourri (a hostess set) and Thank You Kindly, which I got free last year during Sale-a-bration.  It's an option this year, too.  For every $50 you spend during SAB, you can select an item from the brochure or a selected set ($14.95 or less) from the Idea Book & Catalog.  This year's Sale-a-bration items are some of the cutest ever, I think.  There's a set that coordinates with punches, a sentiment set, a "cute flower" set and a vintage set.  And there are three other items – an accent pack with self-adhesive die cuts and designer paper, a ribbon and button pack in gorgeous spring colors, and even Chalkboard decor elements.  PLUS there's a CD filled with digital images of all the SAB items!  Every button, ribbon, paper, stamp and decor image is on that CD.   You're sure to find something to love – and it all begins on Tuesday, Jan. 25. 

So mark your calendar…and call or e-mail your order to me (or order online!) from Tuesday until March 31.  Remember – you'll get a free SAB item for every $50 you spend.  Plus, if you hostess a workshop, you'll get a free items for each $300 in workshop sales in addition to all the other hostess benefits.  PLUS if you sign up to become a demonstrator during Sale-a-bration, you can enjoy a 15% discount on the starter kit AND a special bonus bundle of over $50 in products.  It's the best time of the year!

Here are the supplies for my challenge card.  Have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping in! 

Stamp sets:  Nature Walk, Punch Potpourri, Thank You Kindly
Ink:  Early Espresso, Tempting Turqouise, Crumb Cake, Jet Black StazOn; Watercolor Crayons – brights
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, Vellum card stock
Other:  Punches – Two-step bird, 1-1/4" circle, scallop circle, curly label, decorative label, dotted scallop ribbon border; Pear Pizzazz seam binding, stampin' dimensionals, pearl jewels

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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