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Welcome to Sale-A-Bration!

Hello Kre8tors! Welcome to 2020 and to Sale-A-Bration! This is such an amazing time of year, because you get FREE products for shopping, hosting, or joining Stampin’ Up! I wanted to get our brand new Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Flyer launched with a fun project using the Honey Bee Bundle.

This bundle is perfect for a variety of cards, and coordinates with the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper. I am CASEing the Sale-A-Bration (SAB) Flyer, and creating three projects for you that use this set along with that FREE paper! So be sure you follow my blog, subscribe to my YouTube channel, and find me on Facebook so you don’t miss out!

This card was a lot of fun to make. I tweaked it slightly to make it a standard size card instead of the square size that was shown in the SAB Flyer. It turned out beautiful, though I did have a hard time chopping up that gorgeous gold foil specialty designer series paper. But that’s what it’s for, right?!

I substituted a FREE SAB product, the Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins, for the Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon as I don’t have any of that beautiful stuff quite yet… but 3 spools are on their way to me! If you were to purchase the Honey Bee Bundle, one spool of that Ruched Ribbon, and an adhesive, you would qualify to get the Golden Honey Specialty DSP for FREE! For more details, visit my online store.

There are also amazing perks for hosting a party (virtual) or joining my team. I would love to talk to you about the benefits of each option, and what extra goodies you get during SAB!

For now, let’s take a peek at what you need to make this awesome card! Check out my video tutorial below, and please let me know if there is anything I can help you with!

Happy New Year and let’s Sale-A-Brate!


Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
DSP Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
DSP Black with White Dots: 3″ x 3″
DSP for Floral Die Cut
Whisper White Scraps for Hive, Bee, Sentiment


Blender Pens


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Clothing · patterns · sewing · Vintage

VPS: Advance 5057

Advance 5057
Size: 16
Bust: 34
Hip: 37
Copyright: Unknown – Late 40’s? 


This pattern has no description printed on the envelope, or in the instructions. There are no printed lines, or words on the pieces. There are letters stamped out of circles on each one. This pattern does include instructions for making a fabric belt. 



I really like this dress. The color is so elegant, and the full skirt. . . well you know how I feel about full skirts. Yum. ^_^ I like both sleeve versions but would say that the 3/4 length sleeves are my favorite. I also like that this pattern includes instructions for making a belt. Can’t wait to give this one a go someday.

Clothing · patterns · sewing · Vintage

VPS: Butterick 7455

Butterick 7455
Blouse & Jumper/Skirt
Size: 14
Bust: 32
Copyright: Unknown – 1950’s Info: 

Blouse with wing collar and cuffs, buttoned front. Princess style jumper with
gored skirt. Can be worn with or without blouse. Standout, gored skirt. 



The possibilities with this pattern are adorable! Offering three different pieces to mix and match and add to any wardrobe. Blouse with Jumper, Blouse with Skirt, or Jumper alone. This is such an adorable jumper, I hope I learn to resize very soon so that I can try my hand at this pattern! ^_^ 

Clothing · Vintage

Happening Lately

After reading my post about Alice’s Suitcase, my aunt gave me a basket full of my grandmother’s scarves! They are all gorgeous and I’m sure if my grandmother was with us today, she would be telling me each one’s story. How I miss her stories. One of my fondest memories of her was going to her house the day before Christmas Eve and helping her put the ornaments on the tree. The ornament wouldn’t be able to touch one branch until she had told me its entire story. I wish I could remember those stories now.

As soon as I am able, I will be photographing and cataloguing each scarf and creating a new blog series, Alice’s Scarf, but for now, here is the basket full.

I recently took a trip to my local second-hand store and found a few goodies. Among the finds were three wool skirts, one of which fits me, a wool hat, 2 head scarves, 2 neck scarves, one white eyelet full slip, one blue night-dress with lace trim, and one silk shirt dress with matching belt. As I was finding these things, I knew some of them wouldn’t fit me, but I was in the “repurpose it” mode and thought I could take it apart and use the fabric for something else. I still haven’t decided what I want to do with the garments that don’t fit, but for now, they are happy hanging on my door next to my grandmother’s black cocktail dress. I did take a few photos of the wool skirt that fit, however, I only really liked one that turned out, so here it is. ^_^

Keep checking back for more on my new series, Alice’s Scarf, as well as my VPS (Vintage Pattern Series) that I’m working on. There is still a box full of patterns to do! ^_^

Clothing · patterns · sewing · Vintage

VPS: Advance 4913

Advance 4913
Skirt and Jacket
Size: 14
Bust: 32
Waist: 26 1/2
Copyright: Unknown – Late 40’s?

This pattern has no description printed on the envelope, or in the
instructions. There are no printed lines, or words on the pieces. There are
letters stamped out of circles on each one.



I love this pattern. There is something “business-like” about it. The skirt looks full and the jacket looks powerful. I love the double-breasted closure on the jacket, and the option to have a contrast color on the collar and cuff makes it looks really snazzy.