I’ve got two biggies today, so I’m not going to waste any time getting started – unless you feel like that opening was wasteful, which it kinda is. I mean why didn’t I just jump right into the first of two things I want to share? Just get to the point? Why did I start by announcing that I was going to not waste time? Isn’t that a waste of time by itself? I should have just jumped right in. But then you would be sitting there, asking yourself, “What happened? Why didn’t Brian ease into this post like he usually does? Is everything OK? Why is he rushing through this?” You are the reason I do things the way I do – you always get me back on track. What? Oh, OK. Thanks for the reminder.
A Public Service Announcement
Click on the Sale-a-Bration picture above to see an easy-to-read brochure of the Sale-a-Bration items offered this year – one item for every $50 spent.
Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper
For the next seven days, I am going to feature brand new cards and projects I’ve made using the items from Sale-a-Bration. I’m going to start with Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper. It makes me sad that the Sale-a-Bration brochure doesn’t really highlight the beauty of this paper because y’all should be snatching it up in droves. The paper is extremely versatile – the patterns and colors on the various pages are bold, sophisticated and beautiful. One of my favorite patterns is the Summer Starfruit pattern featured in my card below. Since the first day of Sale-a-Bration, I have tried to make a card with this paper, but I just haven’t been successful. This past week, I had an occassion (albeit a sad one) to use it as it deserves to be used. Here’s the card I made:
Stamp sets: Crosses of Hope, Teeny Tiny Wishes Papers: Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Early Espresso Inks: Early Espresso Accessories: Ovals Collection Framelits, 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Blog Candy Giveaway
On Tuesday, I shared a project as a part of the PALS Spring Blog Hop. I also offered you blog candy for sharing comments that day (and any day since). Boy, oh, boy! You showed up, and I couldn’t appreciate it more. 295 comments later, and we have a winner: And the winner is…MaryJo Marshall. Here’s what MaryJo had to say:
MaryJo, please email me at [email protected] with your mailing address by noon on Saturday to receiving your winnings.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!