January Blog Hop, Part 2

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It’s time for part two of the January Occasions and Sale-a-bration Blog Hop! You can view my “Part 1” projects here. I showcased Occasions Catalog products for the first half. For this one, I’m all about Sale-a-bration.

You may have arrived here by way of Deborah’s blog. Deborah always “wows” me with her projects. Seriously. She’s one of my favorite artists. I got to meet Deborah last January at Stampin’ Up! Leadership, and she quickly became one of my favorite people as well!

If you’re starting the hop with me, that’s ok! Just keep clicking the “next” buttons until you get back here. Or, you can hop backwards, by clicking the “previous” buttons. Either way, if you keep going until you get back to me, you’ll see lots of amazing projects created with products from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog and Sale-a-bration Brochure.

Sky Is the Limit, Stampin' Up!, Traveler, In the Meadow, World Map

I used several (ok, five) different stamp sets for this card. The background is the World Map background stamp. Then I stamped the train from Traveler (Annual Catalog), some greenery from the Flowering Fields Sale-a-bration set, and the mountains from the Occasions In the Meadow set over the background.

I stamped the train a second time, and the airplane (from Sky Is the Limit Sale-a-bration set) on Very Vanilla, cut them out and added them to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. After I layered the Crumb Cake stamped layer to the Basic Black layer and Perfect Plum card base, I tied some Linen Thread around the card.

I wasn’t sure if I wanted this to be a “Bon Voyage” card or a retirement card or for some other occasion. So I’m waiting to see what I need before adding a sentiment. If you like the Sky Is the Limit set, you need to place your order now, because it’s only available through February 15. Remember – it’s free with a $50 order.

What I Love, Stampin' Up!, Sale-a-bration

This is the “What I Love” set from the Sale-a-bration brochure. I think it’s my favorite Sale-a-bration set. It’s definitely one I’ve used quite often. The flowers are three-step, but I only used two. I stamped the outline in Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink, then stamped the “inside” with Crushed Curry. The little flowers are stamped in Calypso Coral ink, and the leaves in Garden Green and Wild Wasibi.

One of my favorite parts of this card is the Perfectly Artistic designer series paper. It’s another limited time product. The paper looks watercolored and has beautiful designs. It’s a free Sale-a-bration product, available only through February 15.

If you’re worried that you won’t have as many choices after February 15, fear not! Stampin’ Up! will be adding new products to replace the limited time ones.

So that’s it for me! Your next stop is my dear friend Christine Giuda. Christine is so talented, and, like Deborah, she’s one of the nicest people I know. I had the pleasure of meeting Christine several years ago, and I count her as one of my best friends.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!

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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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16 Responses to January Blog Hop, Part 2

  1. Jackie says:

    Buffy, lovely projects! Love the plane flying over the mountains (creative!) but I think the flower card is my fav.


  2. Marie says:

    Great cards! I love the scene you created with 5 stamp sets!!! The “What I Love” card is so pretty. Thanks for sharing!


  3. Christine says:

    Fabulous….both cards. I kept thinking something was missing from my Sky’s the Limit card nd now I know it is those mountains. Of course if you could see the disaster of my craft room right now, you’d understand my creative dilemma right now.


  4. Christine says:

    Sheesh, that comment sure is a structural mess.


  5. I love how you’ve created the scene in your first card. Your combination of the five different stamp sets is amazing and they all match up so perfectly for this card. Great floral card for your second project. I like the colour matchup. This card looks so cheerful! Thanks for sharing!


  6. So taking the plane, train, mountains, map AND flowers and creating an awesome card with a beautiful scene takes someone with vision. I use one set and I’m done! This is truly a masterpiece. As is your second card–beautiful background paper (I forget to turn over the marbled side-duh!) with pretty stamps.
    Nice job!


    • buffycooper says:

      Thanks, Priscilla! It was fun – and fairly simple. I meant to use one of the designer series papers for the “travel” card, but forgot. 😦 But it worked ok for the flowers.


  7. Heidi Weaver says:

    Hi Buffy, thanks for being part of our wonderful blog hop. I am sitting here, mesmerized by your first card. It needs to be framed, it is such a piece of art. I love the way you’ve combined those five stamp sets to create it. Great planning! Great vision! Your what I love card is such a contrast to your first one. This is such a feminine card with a lovely mix of colours. The way you’ve combined the Pumpkin Pie with the Hello Honey makes me think of the Marigolds which I love planting in the Spring.


  8. kath says:

    As always you impress me!


  9. buffycooper says:

    Thanks, Kath! Of course, I can say, “Ditto!”


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