Let’s Gossip

What are you going to do with me? I mean, you don’t hear from me for almost two weeks, and then you hear from me twice in one day. I guess I just like to keep you guessing.

So much great gossip – I don’t know where to start. How about with a card.

Butterfly Berry Bliss


Yes, I love myself, (as the blogger Jan Tink would say – she’s such a hoot), because I freakin’ love this card and I came up with it my very own self. It uses the new Merci stamp set, FREE through Sale-a-Bration.

Here’s the straight shimmy on it – I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder with Shimmery White for the background, along with Berry Bliss designer paper. The little crumpled piece is Purely Pomegranate run through the crimper tool. I did something I’ve wanted to try for a long time – I stamped the butterfly image on the designer paper, and then cut it out and glued it to the image stamped on the whisper white. (You may have to enlarge the picture to see this.) The card base and layers are Pretty in Pink cardstock. But, what really makes this card so gorgeous (yes, I love myself) is the detail glitter. That burgundy piece framing the butterfly is Purely Pomegranate cardstock embellished with the new stamping glitter. The effect in person is stunning. (Yes, I love myself, did I tell you that?) A flat-back pearl from the Pretties kit and 3/8" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon and, well, you can see it’s just stinkin’ gorgeous.

Okay, enough about me – here’s some juicy gossip.

Sale-a-bration is NOW through March 17. If you’ve been around Stampin’ Up! for a while, you know this is the event we wait for all year. Time to stock up. I’ve got a BUNCH of cards to share with you using Sale-a-Bration sets – coming soon.

Customers: When you spend $50 on Stampin’ Up! merchandise, you’ll receive a free exclusive Sale-A-Bration stamp set! There’s no limit—for every $50 you spend, you can select another free Sale-A-Bration reward. Click here to see the Sale-a-bration rewards.

Hostesses: When you host a workshop of at least $300 (before tax and shipping), you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration reward in addition to all of the regular hostess benefits!

Recruits: During Sale-A-Bration, anyone who joins as a demonstrator can choose any stamp set—a value of up to $47.95—from the Spring-Summer 2008 Collection! Plus, new demonstrator recruits get 20% off the Demonstrator Starter Kit—over $350 of Stampin’ Up! products and business supplies for only $159! Even if you have no aspirations of building a big business, the starting kit is an awesome deal. Click here to check it out, and here to sign-up.

Can you stand more gossip?

LMac Stampin’ Up! Website is now up and running (here). Well, okay, I’ve always had a website, but, quite honestly, I wasn’t that impressed with the forum Stampin’ Up! gave us. But . . . they just revamped it – seriously! and, it’s worth a visit or two. I’m still loading some projects, but, you, my friendly readers, can do all kinds of cool things from this site. Now, it doesn’t let me ramble on aimlessly like my blog, so it won’t replace Catered Crop, but it’s just another great way for us to stay in touch.

Last piece of gossip. For those of you tracking the on-going saga of my weight loss – I’ve lost up to 35 pounds now – woo hoo. Biggest Loser eat your heart out.


Sweet Comments

  1. It’s absolutely gorgeous, Linda!!! Great job! Congratulations on your weight loss. I know how much work it is!

  2. Both of these are just BEAUTIFUL!!!

  3. Hey–I love this freakin’ card, too! It makes me want that set…and I had absolutely no desire for the set until I saw this card. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Great card. I love the colors. And the embossed background is fabulous! Great job. TFS

  5. Hey Linda! Beautiful card! Congrats on the weight loss!

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