Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Boo! A little Halloween Treat

I thought this was adorable!  Shhh....going to make them to send to my grandkids who live so far away from me!  I wanted to send them some treats for Halloween since I can't be there.  I knew I shouldn't send too much candy so this is perfect!  I bought them Halloween books and a Halloween movie to watch.  Think they will love it?

• Pumpkin Pie Card Stock
• White Vellum 8-1/2" x 11" Card Stock
• Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper*

• Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
• Rhinestone Basic Jewels
• Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch
• Stapler

Digital Supplies
• Framed with a Flourish Stamp Brush Set
• Toxic Framable Digital Designer Template*
*From the 2012-2013 holiday catalog.

Sharon Armstrong

Monday, October 20, 2014

Oh My Stars!

Many Merry Stars kit by Stampin' Up! is available today! Everything you need is in this kit!  I think this would be a fun project with your family or friends!

You can use some of the 26 stars to decorate your Christmas tree (that's what I am doing!) and the rest can be used to decorate your mantel or a table!  (that's also what I am doing!)

I would hurry tho, while supplies lasts really does mean that!

Oh Wait....there's more!

This kit is from the Holiday Mini that just came out today to help you with your Holiday decor and gifts!  If you would like to see ALL the Items from the Holiday Mini online you can do that HERE

Sharon Armstrong
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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Four Feathers Thank You

I made this card to send out to all of my customers that ordered from me in October!
I think it is a fun card!
I hope you enjoy it!

Stamp Sets Four Feathers #135050(W) #135053 (C), Watercolor Thank you #135377(W)
Card Stock – Very Vanilla #101650,  Soft Suede #115318
Stamp Pads Soft Suede #126978, Pumpkin Pie #126945, Old Olive #126953, Crushed Curry #131173
Misc. –Park Lane DSP #133694, Champagne Glimmer Paper #127885, Autumn Wood  Elements #135846, Gold Bakers Twine #132975, Feathers Framelits #135852
·         Soft Suede Card Base 5 ½ X 8 ½
·         (2) Very Vanilla Layer 4 X 5 ¼
·         Dsp layer ¾ X 4


1.    Simply stamp the various leaves using Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Soft Suede inks onto one piece of Very Vanilla layer
2.    Cut one feather out of Gold Glimmer Paper with Feather Framelit
3.    Attach the Gold Feather to the card with a glue dot
4.    Tie Gold Bakers Twine around the leaf Wooden Element and attach that to the gold leaf with a glue dot
5.    Stamp Thank you with Soft Suede
6.    Attach Very Vanilla layer to the Soft Suede layer with snail
7.    Attach DSP strip to the Very Vanilla layer with snail
8.    Attach Very Vanilla layer inside to write sentiment and stamp a leaf inside to complete

Sharon Armstrong

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sneak Peek

Next Monday Stampin' Up! has a Mini supplement to our Holiday Catalog that will feature some really cool Stars!!!

Here is what the cover looks like!
I can't show you more until Monday, but trust me you want to see the rest of this!

Let me share something with you today that I can tho!

Enjoy the Ride

Simply stamp your image using Tuxedo Memento Black ink onto your Whisper White cardbase.  Then color the bike with the Coastal Cabana Blendabilities.  The tires are colored by using Smoky slate inkpad and blender pens.
Fast and easy!

Sharon Armstrong

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Reason for the Season

The Reason for the Season


This month’s photopolymer release, Gentle Peace (item #139523), was designed by our ever-amazing lead illustrator, Kathy Pitt. We heard your feedback asking for a religious Christmas stamp set, and she created this incredible imagery along with some wonderful inside/outside sentiments.

The Reason For The Season_crbGentle Peace

This set was designed to work with Blendabilities to create the effect of brightly- colored stained glass. We have to give a shout-out to Terri Allen for her masterful coloring of this stained glass window. With some simple embossing, the set also works well as line art if you need to make several cards quickly.

This set may sell out!  Don't wait!

Sharon Armstrong
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Below are some of the supplies for this card!

Monday, October 13, 2014

$50 Shopping Spree

I donated Project Life by Stampin' Up! supplies to the Party Divas and here is the review about the products I sent.  I could not have said it better!

You need to enter to win!!!  I would love to see you win!

StampinUp! Review & Giveaway #DivaHolidayGiftGuide

Stampin UP! founded by 2 sisters and a dream of not only expressing their creativity but sharing it with others. Stampin UP! products have been helping people do that very same thing for more than 25 years now with demonstrators around the world sharing products, projects and teaching techniques.  Stampin UP! products are perfect to help you create handcrafted cards, scrapbook pages, home decor and more and are sold exclusively by the network of Demonstrators in many countries.
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Independent Stampin UP! Demonstrator Sharon Armstrong sent me some great products that make preserving memories simple and “Lynsey” proof. I’m not really a crafty person in regards to scrapbooking, I’ve just never been able to “get it” and frankly I don’t really have the time to not only shop for and coordinate products but to actually get into a creative mode to put my pictures into albums.  Sharon nearly read my mind when she sent this amazing package of products! I received an assortment of Stampin UP! Project Life products to share with you for the 2014 Party Plan Divas Holiday Gift Guide. Holy WOW, this is a GREAT way to easily put together your photos with embellishments and more that is also quick as can be.  The Espresso Album and photo pocket pages are easy to put together quickly.  Then using the Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Pack and the Everyday Adventure Project Life Card collection it is so easy for me to basically “drop & done” in minutes.  The guesswork of trying to coordinate colors or pieces together is already done for me and the Card Colletion provides me the perfect pieces to accent my pages as well as leave a spot to write down the memory captured in the photo.   Stampin UP! has partnered with scrapbook superstar Becky Higgins to bring authentic Project Life products to you in Stampin UP!s exclusive colors and designs.  Not only is it easy, it’s affordable.  I was pleasantly surprised to find how affordable it was to be able to put together an album of some of our favorite summer memories because for years I’ve had friends tell me how expensive their scrapbooking hobby is.  Stampin UP! even offers Project Life cards in Digital Download format so you can really take your memory keeping on a roll.  Stampin UP! Project Life Collection also includes Photopolymer stamp sets, punches, and various theme product packages.  The little corner punch is so much fun and I might have gotten a little punch happy because I realized I had just about punched every piece I slipped into the album!   This was actually FUN and didn’t feel like a chore at all which is another part of the “fear” of scrapbooking for me.
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Hosts earn FREE products as well as discounted products when you have friends over for a Stampin UP! party, also known as a Workshop where many times you and your guests even get to create a hands on project right there with the guidance of your Stampin UP! demonstrator!
When you become a Stampin UP! Demonstrator you not only get to express your creativity but you are also inspiring others to do the same.  For just a minimal investment your Stampin UP! Starter Kit is completely customizable to suit your tastes because you get to choose what products and types of business supplies you want to begin your business with.


Ready to win? Sharon is offering one lucky reader a $50 Shopping Spree to Stampin UP! You can enter using the RaffleCopter widget below! Good luck!
Go to the website to enter the drawing.
You only have 10 days left to register
Check out all of the other's too while you are there!
So cool!

Sharon Armstrong

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A quick Thank You

I made this card in like 4 minutes!  
Well maybe 5!  It's simple but I love it!

Here is what I used:
Garden Green Cardbase 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" scored and folded
Garden Green layer 2 3/4 x 2 3/4:
Very Vanilla layer 2 1/2 x 2 1/2"
Gold Soiree Designer Series Paper 4 x 5 1/4"
Gold Soiree Designer Series Paper  3/4 X 4" (flip side of the layer I used)
Calypso Coral 3/4 X 4
Gold Glimmer paper 3/4 x 2"
Crisp Cantalope Ink Pad
Calypso Coral Marker
Garden Green Marker

Here's what I did:
Fold Garden Green cardstock base in half
Layer Gold Soiree layer on with snail adhesive
Layer Gold Soiree strip on top of DSP layer
Punch Calypso Coral with Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, layer that on top of Gold Soiree strip
Ink up stamp from Another Thank You with Crisp Cantaloupe
Then holding the stamp face up use Calypso Coral & Garden Green Markers and "thump" the inked stamp (it will give it the dotted look to match the paper!)
Stamp onto the Very Vanilla Cardstock layer
Layer that onto the Garden Green layer
Cut a banner end out of the Gold Glimmer Paper
Attach to the DSP layer with snail adhesive
Use Dimensionals to attach Thank You Stamped layer to the DSP layer 

I hope you enjoyed this quick easy card!
All I can say is "Thank You" for stopping by!

Sharon Armstrong

Product List
Card Stock
Tools & Adhesive
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Monday, October 6, 2014

I know you are busy so I want to help

Two Card Kits to help you this month!
October Christmas Card Class 
The Christmas Card kit also includes a Holder!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Holiday Mini Bright and Beautiful

I love Christmas.  All that it brings.

Pretty decorations.

Lots of lights.

Time with family and friends.


But most of all this time of year brings us the 
chance to make our own Christmas Cards, 
gift card holders, tags, name it!
All those lovely things we find on Pinterest
really gets me excited!

So to kick off the Holiday Season I want to start
featuring some of the fun items we have in the catalog.
If you would like to see what is in 
the catalog you can view it HERE on my website.

Here is my treat to share with you today!

Bright & Beautiful Stamp Set

Makes an Elegant and Simple card!

Here are the supplies I used to make this card

Product List  You can click on each item below to see it up close and personal!

Thank you for stopping by!  
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Sharon Armstrong

Thursday, October 2, 2014

6 Months Free Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

There's no better time to share what you love than the month of October, because signing  up to become a demonstrator means you'll receive six months of FREE Designer Series Paper!
You read that correctly.
You'll receive one FREE package of Designer Series Paper, every month for the next six months, when you sign up to be a demonstrator. After signing up, you simply need to place a demonstrator order each month to redeem your chosen qualifying paper!
Don't miss out; talk to ME, your demonstrator during the month of October to sign up and qualify for this sweet deal.
Want to see what Designer Series Paper you can choose from?
See them HERE
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper and Designer Series Paper Stacks not included.

  • One FREE package of Designer Series Paper, every month for six months, when you sign up to be a demonstrator during the month of October. Redeemable beginning November 2014 and ending April 2015.
  • Free paper must be redeemed on demonstrator order and is subject to shipping and handling. You must remain active during incentive period (November 2014-April 2015) to be eligible for free items.

Sharon Armstrong