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Stampin'Up! Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop January Edition: Sale-a-bration is Here!

Hey there! TODAY is the first  2015 Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop! Our theme this month is Sale-a-bration!


If you're already on the hop, you've probably just arrived from Stella MacKay's blog,

Stellar Stamps. Stella is a creatively talented sister-in-stamps. I love her ideas each month!

Besides Christmas, Sale-a-bration is my favorite time of the stamping year! I LOVE that my stampers get to choose a FREE SAB item from the Sale-a-bration brochure with every $50 order!

My project for this month features both an Occasions Catalog and a SAB set:

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I used the Occasions Catalog Hey Valentine, choosing a Gorgeous Grunge stamp with Marine Mist ink for the "bubbles". My card layers are cut using Circle Collection Framelits Dies and the white heat-embossed greeting is cut with the Circle Card Thinlets Dies banner.

I added a Red Glimmer heart punched with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (ON SALE in this week's Weekly Deals! yay!)

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On the back I punched holes to insert the sucker stick with the 1/4" Handheld Punch, and stamped "you're the best!" from SAB set Simply Wonderful with Memento Tuxedo Black.

Before I decided on the Gorgeous Grunge bubbles stamp, I tried the Shaving Cream Technique on Whisper White cardstock, then stamped the fishy image with Tuxedo Black.


I can't decide which one I like the best, but stamping with Gorgeous Grunge is definitely quicker and less messy than the Shaving Cream Technique!

That's all for now. Check out the supply list below, then hop over to Judy Garza's blog HERE. Clicking on one of the supply list images will take you to my Online Store:

All online orders receive a Thank-You Packet that includes project instructions!

Heat Tool
Glue Dots

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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!




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Darling idea Carol! So cute!


I think I like the shaving cream technique the best. It really gives the appearance of water/waves. One of these days I'm going to give this method a try!

Carol Carriveau

Oh Carol, both of your ideas are great, but I think that I am more partial to the Gorgeous Grunge spots for the bubbles....your design reminds me of looking at the fish through a porthole!

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