A Birthday Surprise!

Today is my birthday and I have been getting “Happy Mail” all week. (Read all the way to the end to find out how you can get some happy mail too!) Here’s some of the beautiful handmade birthday cards I received.

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Remember the beautiful wreath my sister made me? (You can see it HERE.) This is the bag (pictured above) that she presented it in.  I love the way she attached the card to the bag in a clear envelope.

I am blessed and so very grateful for my family and friends!

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Birthdays have always been special in our family! I have been celebrating all week with my daughter home for spring break. This year has been a bit of an adjustment for me with her 10 hours away at college and my son 7 hours away in the opposite direction. (He recently transferred with his job.) Our house is so quiet! I was taken by surprise when my son walked in the door yesterday afternoon to surprise me for my birthday. My husband and daughter were in on the secret but I didn’t have a clue. We enjoyed a wonderful family dinner at our favorite Japanese restaurant and then we stayed up til the wee hours of the morning chatting and laughing. Unfortunately he has to drive back today.  Short but oh so sweet! And here’s something else that’s sweet….some more blog candy! Leave me a comment sharing a favorite birthday memory or surprise and I will pick a random winner to receive one of my birthday party favor bags.  Anyone who shops with me this month will automatically receive my birthday party favors…a goodie bag with some retired DSP, card kits, and more!

Click HERE to shop.

ONLY 7 DAYS LEFT to take advantage of SALE-A-BRATION!

You get 1 Free Sale-A-Bration item for every $50 you spend. Use the Hostess code when placing your online order to receive your monthly gift from me.

Current Hostess Code: AQDXJWGK  

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Shop!

For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free. Click HERE to shop my online store.

VIEW: Sale-A-Bration  – release 1
VIEW: Sale-A-Bration – release 2

New items added for the Final Days!

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Shop Paper Pumpkin  Save on a 3 month Prepaid Subscription through March 31st!

Click HERE to enter your prepaid subscription code and/or sign up for Paper Pumpkin.

Click HERE to find out more about Paper Pumpkin and view a video of the 2016 kits.

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Host!

You can earn Host Rewards with sales of $150. Place an order of $250 or greater or host a party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards/Host Cash!!  You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!

 

Join!

It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free! Send me an email (j.stark@myactv.net) if you have any questions or want to plan a time to chat. Click HERE and HERE for more information. I hope you will Join the Fun!

Thank You So Very Much “In Colors”

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The 2015-2017 In-Colors are set to retire on May 31, 2017.  We KNOW from past experience that they sell out quickly once the retiring list is posted in April.  Do yourself a favor and stock up on your favorite colors NOW, before there is a chance they are gone!!

2015-2017 In Colors

  • Do you have the stamp pads?  Make sure to purchase refills!!
  • Do you like the color? Make sure to stock up on cardstock and Designer Series Papers!
  • And, don’t forget the Marker Set if that’s something you like to have on hand.
  • Remember, there are also In-Color ribbon and embellishment choices that also sell out quickly.

The best part of stocking up NOW is that you earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product with every $50 you spend. The sentiment I used on today’s cards is from the So Very Much stamp set which you can get for FREE during Sale-A-Bration through March 31st (or while supplies last). I needed some thank you cards to send to the families that sponsored my Family Bingo fundraiser at school. I love the big bold Thank You in this set!  I used the different retiring In Colors for these cards. Do you have a favorite color?

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Watermelon Wonder

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Mint Macaron

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Tip Top Taupe

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Cucumber Crush

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Delightful Dijon

These clean and simple cards are quick to assemble! I love the ribbon in this collection and a simple knot is all it takes to add texture without a lot of bulk.  The Designer Series Paper is from the In Color Paper Stack…you get 40 12 x 12 sheets: 4 each of 2 double-sided designs in all 5 colors! I really like the versatility with the different patterns.

Click HERE to see the products in the In Color Collection and Shop my online store. You get 1 Free Sale-A-Bration item for every $50 you spend. Use the Hostess code when placing your online order to receive your monthly gift from me. This month I’m sending out my birthday favor bags with DSP, card kits, and more!

Current Hostess Code: AQDXJWGK

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Only 8 DAYS of Sale-A-Bration left! Awesome Joining Offer! Great FREE Products!

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Shop!

For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free. Click HERE to shop my online store.

VIEW: Sale-A-Bration  – release 1
VIEW: Sale-A-Bration – release 2

New items added for the Final Days!

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SAB Final days 2

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Shop Paper Pumpkin  Save on a 3 month Prepaid Subscription through March 31st!

Click HERE to enter your prepaid subscription code and/or sign up for Paper Pumpkin.

Click HERE to find out more about Paper Pumpkin and view a video of the 2016 kits.

Paper Pumpkin Sara Thing 2

 

Host!

You can earn Host Rewards with sales of $150. Place an order of $250 or greater or host a party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards/Host Cash!!  You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!

 

Join!

It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free! Send me an email (j.stark@myactv.net) if you have any questions or want to plan a time to chat. Click HERE and HERE for more information. I hope you will Join the Fun!

Just Stampin’ Kit Buffet TO GO!

Do you like making cards and 3D projects but don’t have everything you need?  Do you find you have limited time to craft and wish there was a way to make it quick & simple? Well, if you answered yes to either of these questions, I have just what you’re looking for…my “Just Stampin’ Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet” TO GO!

Monthly “Kit Buffet” TO GO cost:  $10 (plus shipping)

Here’s how you can reserve your seat at the buffet table:

Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) with “Just Stampin’ Kit Buffet” in the subject line. Include your full name, mailing address, and email address.  I will send you a PayPal invoice. Orders need to be placed by March 3oth.

Just Stampin’ Buffet TO GO Kits include:

  • Pre-cut supplies for four projects (stamped images not included, in accordance with Stampin’ Up! policy)
  • Envelopes for non 3D projects
  • Pre-punched items and/or Big Shot items, such as die cuts and textured embossed
  • Ribbon and/or embellishments

I love to spoil my customers and they have been enjoying my card kits and 3D projects at classes and/or when they place an online order. I love to send out card kits and/or treats for orders placed with me. Last month was my first time offering my “Kit Buffet TO GO” available to purchase and I learned a few things… I can only offer a limited number of these kits! Also, this kit will be different than what my online customers will receive this month.

My “Kit Buffet TO GO!” is intended to make it easy for you to be able to see and try out different products while being able to substitute different stamps you already have.You don’t have to worry about having coordinating designer series paper to go with the cardstock, the right color ribbon to match, or other embellishments…everything is in the kit!  You just need to stamp and adhere.

Here’s what others are saying after receiving their kit last month:

Love my card kit! Just beautiful and simple.  You keep me inspired.  Cindy

My kit arrived today and I’m so excited!  What great cards and I love the flexibility.  They’re beautiful.  Thank you for letting me in on the March set and I want to get my name in on April too. Thanks, Susan

You will love the cards and projects in this kit.  They are versatile to be able to use for different occasions! I will send you an email when your kit is shipped (~mid April). It will include an attachment with the project samples, supplies, and directions. You can substitute different stamps and sentiments using what you have or just copy my samples. The choice is up to you!  Order yours today!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Only 9 DAYS of Sale-A-Bration left! Awesome Joining Offer! Great FREE Products!

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Shop!

For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free. Click HERE to shop my online store.

VIEW: Sale-A-Bration  – release 1
VIEW: Sale-A-Bration – release 2

New items added for the Final Days!

SAB Final 3

SAB Final days 2

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Shop Paper Pumpkin  Save on a 3 month Prepaid Subscription through March 31st!

Click HERE to enter your prepaid subscription code and/or sign up for Paper Pumpkin.

Click HERE to find out more about Paper Pumpkin and view a video of the 2016 kits.

Paper Pumpkin Sara Thing 2

 

Host!

You can earn Host Rewards with sales of $150. Place an order of $250 or greater or host a party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards/Host Cash!!  You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!

 

Join!

It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free! Send me an email (j.stark@myactv.net) if you have any questions or want to plan a time to chat. Click HERE and HERE for more information. I hope you will Join the Fun!

 

NEW Sale-A-Bration Items Added!

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ONLY 10 DAYS LEFT to take advantage of SALE-A-BRATION! And now there’s even more FREE items to choose from!

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I am going to stock up on the In Color cardstock! What’s your favorite new item?

Several Sale-A-Bration items have already sold out.  I’m excited that Stampin’ Up! is offering new items from the catalog to get us through the final days!

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Click HERE to shop. You get 1 Free Sale-A-Bration item for every $50 you spend. Use the Hostess code when placing your online order to receive your monthly gift from me. This month I’m sending out my birthday favor bags with DSP, card kits, and more!

March Hostess Code: KUSZJ7ZR  

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Shop!

For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.  As an added bonus, Stampin’ Up! added three new Sale-a-bration products on February 21! Click HERE to shop my online store.

VIEW: Sale-A-Bration  – release 1
VIEW: Sale-A-Bration – release 2 (new)

*The Card Tin and Glimmer Paper have SOLD OUT!

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Shop Paper Pumpkin  Save on a 3 month Prepaid Subscription through March 31st!

Click HERE to enter your prepaid subscription code and/or sign up for Paper Pumpkin.

Click HERE to find out more about Paper Pumpkin and view a video of the 2016 kits.

Paper Pumpkin Sara Thing 2

 

Host!

You can earn Host Rewards with sales of $150. Place an order of $250 or greater or host a party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards/Host Cash!!  You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!

Join!

It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free! Send me an email (j.stark@myactv.net) if you have any questions or want to plan a time to chat. Click HERE and HERE for more information. I hope you will Join the Fun!

 

 

Happy Sheep Treat Holder

My daughter is home from college for Spring Break and I’m doing the happy dance!

We had a wonderful weekend!  We had hoped to see the cherry blossoms in D.C.; however, the storm last week made that a bust! So instead we spent the day in Virginia visiting Mount Vernon. (I’ve included some photos from our day at the end of this post.) George Washington may have been right when he said, “No estate in United America is more pleasantly situated than this…” My inspiration for today’s project is from the sheep in this photo I took as we enjoyed a beautiful day touring George Washington’s estate.

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I bought some Lindt chocolate sheep at the grocery store awhile ago and knew I wanted to make something with them. There’s nothing like enjoying the simple pleasures of nature to inspire you to keep it simple. So that is just what I did!

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My sheep holders are made from a 4 x 2 1/4 piece of Cucumber Crush cardstock.  I scored it at 1/2, 1 3/4, 2 1/4, 3 1/2.  I used the smallest oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits to cut the hole for the sheep.  I stamped some grass using the Basket Bunch Stamp Set and Cucumber Crush ink.  I folded along the score lines and adhered it with Tear & Tape. I cut the grass using the Basket builder Framelits Dies and adhered that to the back with Tear & Tape. I added some crinkled paper around the sheep. Quick & easy!

These are simply adorable and would make great table favors for Spring or Easter. When my family gets together for the holidays there are 22 or more sitting down to dinner. These treat holders are easy to mass produce.  Instead of scoring each piece individually, start with a piece of 8 x 11 cardstock and use the Simply Scored Scoring Tool. With the 8″ side across the top, score at 1/2, 1 3/4, 2 1/4, 3 1/2, 4 1/2, 5 3/4, 6 1/4, 7 1/2.  Then cut it in half at 4″.  You will have 2 strips measuring 4 x 11.  Cut each strip at 2 1/4. You will end up with 8 holders from 1 sheet of cardstock.  I love making little treats like these!

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Stamp Set: Basket Bunch (143186)  Ink: Cucumber Crush (138324) Paper: Cucumber Crush (138335)  Tools & Accessories: Basket Builder Framelit Dies (143228), Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (141706), Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995)  *You can purchase the Basket Bunch stamp set and Basket Builder Framelits Dies as a bundle (144731) and save 10%!

You can visit my online store to order any of the supplies needed to create today’s project. Click HERE to shop. Use the Hostess code when placing your online order to receive your monthly gift from me. This month I’m sending out my birthday favor bags with DSP, card kits, and more!

March Hostess Code: KUSZJ7ZR  

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

P.S. One of my sheep has strayed…I am hoping it will brighten the day of one of my blog readers (AKA The Sheep Herder) who recently had knee surgery. I’m hoping Mary Ann has a speedy recovery and will be doing the happy dance just like the sheep in the video!

SAB last call

ONLY 11 DAYS LEFT to take advantage of SALE-A-BRATION!

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Shop!

For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.  As an added bonus, Stampin’ Up! added three new Sale-a-bration products on February 21! Click HERE to shop my online store.

VIEW: Sale-A-Bration  – release 1
VIEW: Sale-A-Bration – release 2 (new)

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Shop Paper Pumpkin  Save on a 3 month Prepaid Subscription through March 31st!

Click HERE to enter your prepaid subscription code and/or sign up for Paper Pumpkin.

Click HERE to find out more about Paper Pumpkin and view a video of the 2016 kits.

Host!

You can earn Host Rewards with sales of $150. Place an order of $250 or greater or host a party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards/Host Cash!!  You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!

Join!

It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free! Send me an email (j.stark@myactv.net) if you have any questions or want to plan a time to chat. Click HERE and HERE for more information. I hope you will Join the Fun!

Here’s a few more photos of our fun day at Mount Vernon in Virginia.

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Let’s Sale-A-Brate Any Occasion

My latest alphabet series showcased new items from the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. Even though I shared new items from A – Z, I still didn’t showcase all the new stamp sets in these catalogs so I thought I would share with you today another stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration catalog that is very versatile, Any Occasion.  Look at all these different occasion cards created using this stamp set.

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These cards are great to tuck in a gift or to make a tag to hang on a bag. These are quick & easy to make. Check out this short video for some “tips” using photopolymer stamps to create these cards and more!

The Any Occasion stamp set is available for FREE during Sale-A-Bration (with a qualifying order of $50 or more).  You only have until March 31st (or while supplies last) to get this stamp set.

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Click HERE to shop. Use the Hostess code when placing your online order to receive your monthly gift from me. This month I’m sending out my birthday favor bags with DSP, card kits, and more!

March Hostess Code: KUSZJ7ZR  

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

SAB last call

ONLY 12 DAYS LEFT to take advantage of SALE-A-BRATION!

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Shop!

For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.  As an added bonus, Stampin’ Up! added three new Sale-a-bration products on February 21! Click HERE to shop my online store.

VIEW: Sale-A-Bration  – release 1
VIEW: Sale-A-Bration – release 2 (new)

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Shop Paper Pumpkin  Save on a 3 month Prepaid Subscription through March 31st!

Click HERE to enter your prepaid subscription code and/or sign up for Paper Pumpkin.

Click HERE to find out more about Paper Pumpkin and view a video of the 2016 kits.

Host!

You can earn Host Rewards with sales of $150. Place an order of $250 or greater or host a party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards/Host Cash!!  You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!

Join!

It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free! Send me an email (j.stark@myactv.net) if you have any questions or want to plan a time to chat. Click HERE and HERE for more information. I hope you will Join the Fun!

 

Paper Pumpkin Bunny Buddies

I have not received my March Paper Pumpkin kit yet; however, Stampin’ Up! released the new Paper Pumpkin video and now I CAN’T WAIT!!! Oh my gosh, this kit is so stinkin’ cute! Check it out!!

WOW!  9 cards and 9 bunny bags with all the embellishments AND a stamp set and ink spot to use again and again!  These will make adorable favors for my Easter table!  If you don’t celebrate Easter, bunnies are cute for Spring or baby gifts.  They would be adorable on top of a wrapped gift or filled with candy treats for kids. I wonder if a gift card will fit in the bag.  I can’t wait to get my kit as ideas are already swirling in my mind. Here’s a picture of everything that is in the kit.

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Here are some pictures of the adorable bunny bag (check out the fluffy tail on the back!) and the cute card to match.

I bet you are wondering how you can get your hands on this kit if you are not a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber.  Well, it’s simple…SIGN UP NOW!  As a subscriber you can order past kits and/or refill kits.  I almost always order refill kits…talk about bang for your buck! The refill kits come with everything except the stamp set and ink spots for just $8!!! Can you imagine getting 9 adorable bags and 9 cards and envelopes for only $8.  That’s less than 50 cents each!!

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During Sale-A-Bration you can get even more bang for your buck!  Not only is a 3 month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription on sale for $55, you’ll also qualify for a FREE gift. (In addition to the thank you gift I always send to everyone who orders through me!) Trust me, you are not going to want to miss out on the April Paper Pumpkin kit..it was designed by Stampin’ Up!’s CEO, Sara Douglas, and not only has she given some hints as to what’s inside, she announced that every subscriber will get a FREE gift with their April kit in honor of Paper Pumpkin’s 4 year anniversary!

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Are you ready to start getting your monthly surprise?

Click HERE to order your prepaid subscription and earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item.

Click HERE to enter your prepaid subscription code and/or sign up for Paper Pumpkin.

Use the Hostess code when placing your online order to receive your monthly gift from me. This month I’m sending out my birthday favor bags with DSP, card kits, and more!

March Hostess Code: KUSZJ7ZR  

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

 

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For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.  As an added bonus, Stampin’ Up! added three new Sale-a-bration products on February 21! Click HERE to shop my online store.

VIEW: Sale-A-Bration  – release 1
VIEW: Sale-A-Bration – release 2 (new)