Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!

I just love the start of a New Year. New beginnings and starting afresh always give me a burst of energy. It's my favourite part of the Stampin' Up! calendar too - Sale-a-Bration. It's such fun giving away free stamps!

For those of you who haven't experienced Sale-a-Bration before, you can read all about it HERE and check out the free stamp sets HERE. There are 4 gorgeous sets to choose from, and each one is absolutely free when you place an order for $100. And there are no limits to how many you can earn. Look at what you get when you place a $300 order: $300 worth of goodies, plus $30 in FREE merchandise (from any catalogue), a FREE Level 1 Hostess Set, and 3 FREE Sale-a-Bration sets. So that's 4 stamp sets absolutely free!

It's a fantastic time to join Stampin' Up! too, and I have a few ladies doing just that this month. Email me if you'd like some more info.

Now, a card....I haven't had a lot of time to play with the Sale-a-Bration sets yet, but I thought I'd show you a very quick a simple card I made using my favourite set (so far!), Botanical Blooms.
Marelle Taylor Stampin' Up! Australia
Materials (all Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Botanical Blooms, Congrats
Ink: River rock, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa
Cardstock: River Rock, Whisper White
Other: Corner rounder Punch, Wide Chocolate Chip Double-Stitched ribbon, Linen thread, Dimensionals

We're heading up North tomorrow for a family holiday for a week, but I'll be well and truly back after that!


  1. Happy New Year Marelle!! All I can say is WOW!! Your card is just beautiful!


  2. Happy New Year :D

    Love this card. I'm hoping to kindly con (if there is such a way) my mum into being generous in the Sale-a-bration celebrations haha. If you get my drift.

    Btw, I really like how you have tied some strand around the chocolate ribbon. It's a fantastic detail.

    Have a fun and safe time away. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us next...I mean this year!

  3. Beautiful. Love the colour combination works really well..

  4. Happy New Year Marelle,
    I have given you the Kreativ Blogger award. I think your cards are so nice and love your style.

  5. Gorgeous Marelle, I so want to have a play with this set!!

    I've awarded you Kreativ Blogger award so pop on over and check it out.

    Steph X

  6. Marelle as always I love this card and how can you go wrong with the colours you used?? lol

    Check out my blog for your latest award :D



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