Saturday, January 19, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #30: Real Red, Blue Bayou and River Rock

The challenge for (um...yesterday) was to use the colors Real Red, Blue Bayou and River Rock. At first, I thought I would pull out the new Western Sky paper but upon closer examination (ok, looking at the list someone provided for demos) it's Ruby Red and Rose Red in that DSP so I went with another idea.

I received my Sale-a-Bration sets last Friday. Stampin Up Demos get to preorder them so we can start making samples. You may not know what Sale-a-Bration is (shortened, I call it SAB). During SAB (remember that's Sale-a-Bration!) from February 1st to March 17th, a customer may choose a limited edition stamp set for every $50 in merchandise they purchase (before shipping, handling and tax). IT'S AN AWESOME DEAL!

It's also the BEST time to hostess a a hostess, for every $300 in sales, you can pick one of the 5 stamp sets or the AWESOME package of Rub-Ons!!!

If you are on my mailing list, look for your SAB brochure to be arriving soon!

My card uses the SAB set, So Many Scallops and just a phrase from Birthday Whimsy. The So Many Scallops set was designed to go with our scallop punch so that's what I did! I also used the 1 1/4 inch circle punch to add the layer of red...that's actually one stamp but I made it look like two different ones. The background on the top layer is Flannel Plaid. I LOVE this background. It goes with so many different looks. I shabbied up the card a bit with the distressing tool from the Cutter Kit. I sponged a little extra Blue Bayou where it felt right and added the Real Red Striped Grosgrain ribbon, another new item in the Spring-Summer Catalog! It wasn't quite together until I added the dots on the scallop with my Uniball White gel pen.

Thanks for looking!



Lynn Mercurio said... have SAB sets already. I'm impressed. I'm waiting until February to place my order...I'm all about free stamps! lol

Great card!

Carole (TruCarMa) said...

Great job with the challenge, and way to get on top of things with the SAB sets! I haven't even placed my order yet! : )

Lauren (mytime) said...

clean simple and oh so cute

Charlotte said...

Nice card Lisa. I like that you used your SAB set already!

astampingteddy said...

Great job on the punching, I'll do the same I am sure. I really like the striped ribbon too!

Pat Huntoon said...

Simple and Sweet!

Basement Stamper said...

Very cute card and I love the stamp I may have to get!

Lori said...

Looks great!

Ida said...

Playing catch up with the BCG comments. Great job on the challenge. I love the set you used.