Thursday, January 11, 2018

OSAT Blog Hop - Sale A Brate the Occasion

Hello, hello! It's the third Thursday of the month and you know what that means, right? It's OSAT Blog Hop time! 

Our theme this month is Sale A Brate the Occassion. It's a bit of a play on words because Stampin' Ups! new Occasions catalog has just launched and along with it we've got the biggest Stampin' Up! sale of the year: Sale-A-Bration (SAB)!  For every $50 USD you spend you get to pick a free gift from the SAB catalog. I like Free stuff so I think that's pretty awesome! On this card I've used a new bundle from the Occasions catalog called the Magical Day Bundle (clear mount). It has a dragon, unicorn, mermaid and more! I watercolored the dragon with my aqua painter using Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy and Tempting Turquoise. 
I used lots of layers on this card but do you see that striped DSP in the background... FREE. Yes, really. I spent $50 and I picked the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper from the SAB catalog as my Free gift. I also added layers in Berry Burst (punched with the Starburst Punch), Pool Party, Silver Glimmer Paper, Silver Metallic Doily, Silver Metallic Thread and Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon. The fun little magic bursts in Silver glimmer were cut using the framelits from the Magical Day Bundle. I also used my Clear Wink of Stella to spatter the background and give it a magical, galaxy look.

For my project today I've done something completely out of my norm as I have made a scrapbook page. If you know me at all then you know scrapbooking is not my thing. I forget to take pictures, I never print the ones I do take... makes it kind of hard to scrapbook. Anyhow, I came across this photo of myself as a baby with some of my family looking over me. It's just such a sweet moment that I had  to preserve the photo. Enter the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack which made it so darn easy for me to quickly put this page together. The "lovely memories" die cuts, "this makes my heart happy,"Love Big & Love Much," 'Together," and grid paper card all came from this card pack! 

I really appreciated this card pack bc of the black and white designs. Not only is not "girly" or feminine, it is so easy to pair with any DSP, cardstock, or color combo that you choose to work with. I also added strips from the Pick a Pattern Washi Tape, and plenty of embellishments. Look closely, do you see those shiny little dots? Those are the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes and they are my absolute favorite embellishment! They are smaller than all of our other epoxy embellishments and I love tiny!

Something else that's really cool about the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack is that has such a wide variety of things inside. You saw the big letter die cuts on the top of my page and the fun variety of cards but it also has this great piece of designer window sheet. It made it so easy to layer and add interest without covering up my whole background.

Ok, everybody, that's it for today. I'm so glad that you stopped by and I hope you'll keep on hopping along to check out the rest of the hop (just click the next button below). If you are interested in taking advantage of the epic sale that is Sale-A-Bration please feel free click the Shop Online button below. You can also shoot me an email so that I can help you out or answer any questions that you might have. It's also the best time of year to join my team so feel free to ask me about that as well!

Bye for now. Have an amazing day!
Maria Willis

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  1. Love all the details on your scrapbook page! Thank you for taking us in for a closer look!!

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Your card is amazing and the dragon is SO adorable. Love that you created a scrapbook page for your project.

  3. Stunning colours Maria. Love the dragon and great use of the pack for your scrapbook page - Jay

    1. Thanks Jay! The card pack sure helped me a lot on my scrapbook page!

  4. Adorable card, and beautiful scrapbook page!

  5. Love the dragon's look, reminds me of my doggie (a story for another time, lol). Perfect coloring as always! And the scrapbook page is ah-mazing.

  6. I think you have convinced me I need this set! These projects are fabulous!

  7. Oh I love your card Maria, it's mesmerising! And I love your scrapbook page x

  8. There is so much going on in your dragon card, I just love looking at it! And a great way to use that beautiful watercolour page from the NE DSP xx

  9. great projects. Love the color combo on the card

  10. Your memory keeping page inspires me to give it a try again. I haven't scrapbooked in years but I love the simpleness of your pages. So simple but showcasing those special moments in life. That dragon, adorable!


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