Friday, August 14, 2015

So you've been on vacation?

You haven't been on Vacation?  Need a Getaway?
No matter the season, most of us love to get away and remember the good times when we’re home. Solution:  Let’s Get Away Project Life Bundle (item 140300) shown on page 85 of the annual catalog. You’ll have as much fun preserving your memories as you did making them—and enjoy the feeling of satisfaction once their albums are complete. Check out this bundle, and then schedule your getaway!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Christmas Card Club

If you have been a customer of mine for the past 18 months you should be receiving your FREE copy in the mail of the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

2015 Christmas Card Club 

Put the handmade touch back into your Holiday!
Each month in this club you will be making your own Christmas Cards to send to your family and friends!

If you already own the items listed that we are using, no worries you can order anything you want for the amount listed.
Price: Each month varies according to the stamp set we are using.
August 18 – Festival of Trees Stamp set and Punch Bundle ITEM CODE #137640 - $28.75(plus tax and shipping) 
September 15 – Flurry of Wishes Bundle $33.00 (plus tax and shipping)

October 13 – Reason for the Season Bundle $33.00 (plus tax and shipping)

November 24 – To You and Yours Shaker Cards Kit $24.00 (plus shipping and tax)
December 8 – Your Presents $19.00 and Striped Ribbon $8.00 total $25 (plus tax and shipping)

LOCAL at Sharon’s- Afternoon Session:  1:00 pm (if you need to come a different time that day, let me know!   email me with if you are attending locally     I will give you directions to my home.                           

Online: You will place your minimum order each month online through my website using the hostess code I provide.  I will mail you the card supply packets each month, with everything precut and ready to stamp and assemble, along with an emailed pdf with pictures, instructions and a supply list.                    

AUGUST ONLINE ORDER INFORMATION  PLEASE ORDER BEFOREAUGUST 18, 2015 – Festival of Trees Stamp set and Punch Bundle ITEM CODE #137640 - $28.75(plus tax and shipping) order from my website use HOSTESS CODE BHT9ZUT                                                                           

The Best Part is each month you get your envelopes.  You can start addressing them each month so that in December you just pop them in the mail!

Each month you'll make 12-18 handmade Christmas Cards with envelopes. (3 each of 4 designs)
By December you will have over 70 Christmas cards ready to mail to your family and friends!

Bonus in November

You will receive a FREE Tag Kit for being in the five month club!  The kit is from the New Holiday Catalog and makes 30 tags!

The kit is valued at $21.00 and you will receive this FREE!

Copyright © 2015 Sharon Armstrong Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator, All rights reserve

Friday, August 7, 2015

Embossed Blossoms Card

Each Week Everyone on my Customer Newsletters receives Five (5) project ideas like this one!

Embossed Blossoms Card

·       Stamp Sets – Birthday Blossoms (139167-Wood 139471-Clear)
·       Card Stock – Melon Mambo (115320), Whisper White (100730), White Vellum Cardstock (101856)
·       Stamp Pads – Melon Mambo (126948), VersaMark (102283)
·       Misc. –  Pansy Punch (130698), White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132), Heat Tool (129053), Stamping Sponges (101610),  Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

·       Melon Mambo 8-1/2 x 5-1/2, scored at 4-1/4
·       Whisper White 4 x 5-1/4
·       White Vellum Cardstock scraps


1.    Stamp greeting on card front where shown with Melon Mambo ink
2.    Using VersaMark ink - stamp flower clusters on Whisper White layer
3.    Emboss with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat Tool
4.    Sponge Melon Mambo ink over embossed flower clusters and up the left side of the Whisper White layer as shown on card
5.    Using VersaMark ink - stamp three flowers on White Vellum Cardstock - emboss with White Embossing Powder and Heat Tool - punch with Pansy Punch
6.    Adhere flowers to card front with Dimensionals
7.    Adhere to card front

8.    Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Stampin' Up! Gift Bag Punchboard Tutorial

Need some bags for the Upcoming Holidays?  Great for Jewelry or other small gifts!  

I made 6 of these in about 30 minutes!  Hope this video helps you!

It will take you directly to my Online Store!
Card Stock
Tools & Adhesive
Ribbon & Trim

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

What can you do with Baby Oil and Stampin' Up! Ink Refills?

What can I do with Baby Oil and Stampin' Up! Ink Refills?

Create a unique background for my cards!

I know I saw something about how to do this, so I went to the store and bought baby oil.  A few days later I went to find my inspiration and couldn't find anywhere!  Not on Pinterest or Youtube.  So I just started playing!
What did I use?
I just had to make a video today to show you how!

First Baby Oil and Bermuda Bay Ink Refill.
I tried using Whisper White card stock but the oil really saturated it so I switched to the Thick Whisper White Card Stock by Stampin' Up! Item Code #140272 and that worked better!

Then I grabbed my Silicone Craft Sheet by Stampin' Up! Item Code # 127853 and poured about a quarter size circle onto the silicone craft sheet.  

Next I added about 4-5 drops of Bermuda Bay ink refill to the baby oil.  Using a stick I tried to stir it to mix but it was like oil and water and wouldn't but it did break down the bubbles of ink to smaller ones.

Next I laid my card stock onto the mat and moved it all around to cover the entire piece.

Of course it was very oily so I dabbed it with a paper towel to absorb the oil.  That helped it dry quickly!

Then I ran the colored card stock thru BoHo Chic Embossing Folder Item #138286.

Using Water Color Wings Stamp Set Item 139424, Silver Glimmer Paper Item #135314, Rhinestones #119246 and Silver Ribbon #132137 I completed my design and mounted on another piece of Thick Whisper White Card stock!  Love that paper!

You know you want to try this technique!
So order what you need from my Online Store and get ready to have FUN!

Sharon Armstrong
Contact me if you have questions!!!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Stampin' Up! Endless Thanks Stamp Set

Endless Thanks Stamp Set

Whisper White Note Cards

Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin’ Pads®
VersaMark® Pad

Stampin’ Up! Accessories
Gold Stampin’ Emboss® Powder
Gold Metallic Thread
Stampin’ Dimensionals®
Heat Tool
This is a very sweet easy card to make and can be used for any occasion!
Stamp the flowers and leaves directly on the Whisper White Notecards.
On a scrap of Whisper White use the Versamark pad and stamp the banner from Endless Thanks Stamp Set, then pour Gold Embossing Powder and heat set.
Then Stamp your Sentiment inside the banner using Watermelon Wonder Ink.
Cut out the banner and attach to your card with dimensionals.
Oh and don't forget the Gold Thread!  Attach that to your dimensionals before you attach to the card base!

Endless Thanks Photopolymer Stamp Set Item Code #138796

Build your own greetings with the mix-and-match sentiments in this set. Add an image and you'll have a card that means more than anything you could buy at the store. 

Our top-quality photopolymer stamps have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time. They're entirely transparent for perfect image placement, and they adhere well to our clear blocks. You'll only need one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately). The stamps come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference. 

Quantity: 23 photopolymer stamps

Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, c, g

Sharon Armstrong

Friday, July 31, 2015

What are we doing in August?

Here is a "commercial" of the cards we are doing in my Online Card Class in August!

Featuring Water Coloring Techniques!

The Stamp Set I am using is You Are Remarkable!

Watch the video and if you are interested in this class
email me for the supply list!

To get the FREE card kit you have to order 
before August 10th!

Sharon Armstrong

Butterfly Basics

Butterfly Basics
All images © 1990-2015 Stampin’ Up!®

·         Stamp SetsButterfly Basics (w)#138813 (c)#138816 (p)#137154
·         Card Stock – Very Vanilla #101650 , Wild Wasabi #108641 , Crumb Cake #120953
·         Stamp Pads  Wild Wasabi #126959 , Crumb Cake #126975, Chocolate Chip #126979, Calypso Coral #126983
·         Misc. – Sponge #101610,  Brick Wall Embossing Folder #138288, Bold Butterfly Framelits #138135
·         Crumb Cake base 5 ½ x 8 ½ folded
·         Wild Wasabi Cardstock layer 4 X 5 ¼
·         Very Vanilla Cardstock layer 3 ¾ x 5
·         Scrap Very Vanilla for Butterfly

Stamp fern in Wild Wasabi, stamp once then stamp again without reinking on Very Vanilla layer
Stamp with netting stamp in Calypso Coral
Stamp Sending Wishes Your Way with Chocolate Chip
Stamp “dashed stamp” with Chocolate chip as shown
Run stamped Very Vanilla layer thru Brick Wall Embossing Folder
Sponge lightly using Crumb Cake ink
Note: the Stamped Antennae was from another set called Watercolor Wings,
but you can draw your own with a Chocolate chip marker
Attach all layers with snail adhesive or adhesive of your choice.
 Stamp Butterfly with Calypso Coral ink
Cut butterfly out using Bold Butterfly framelits

Attach Butterfly with a dimensional to Very Vanilla stamped layer

Sharon Armstrong

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Grapevine Wreath from Stampin' Up! Convention

Get Ready for the Fall!
Make a wreath for your door or mantle!

I took photos from the big screen at Convention.  So while they aren't the best I think it does give you a good visual!

Here are the supplies:
Vintage Leaves Bundle Item Code 140235
Need Clear Blocks c, d,e
Pacific Point Ink #126950
Crushed Curry #131173
Chocolate Chip Ink #126979
Pear Pizzazz Ink #131180
Or any other fall colors you like!
Sponge Daubers #133773
Burlap Ribbon #132140

Stamp and cut out as many various leaves that you like.
You can stamp them on coordinating cardstock or 
Very Vanilla.
The beauty comes in the sponging of ink.

Once you have them inked then spritz them with alcohol and ball them up 

Unball them so they dry quickly but have texture to them
Apply leaves using strong adhesives to each other then hot glue to the wreath itself.

Cut out the smallest leaves using Chocolate Chip cardstock and the matching framelits.
You will need a lot of those to cover a small styrofoam ball.
Use dabs of hot glue to attach the leaves to the ball to cover completely.
Make a bow using the Burlap Ribbon and attach that to your leaves with hot glue.

I can't wait to make mine!  Can you?

Sharon Armstrong
To Order your supplies:

Want fast and easy?

HALFOFF: First-time subscribers can skip to the savings with 50 percent off on your first two months when you sign up by September 10

Use promo code HALFOFF at This should take you straight to my site but if not be sure to choose me as you demonstrator!

You DO NOT want to miss the August and September Paper Pumpkins!  Gorgeous and soooo creative!  I had a sneak peek at Convention!

Everything that you will need to make your projects comes in the kit .. stamps, ink, adhesives, embellishments, paper and envelopes!  No need to think about your project … the Paper Pumpkin even comes with pictures and instructions on how to put the projects together.

Your first two months are at half price.  You can start and stop your subscription as you wish.  If you are going to be out of town, you can skip a month.

These kits are amazing!  So easy to grab and assemble.  
They make wonderful gifts, I have sent some to friends recovering from surgery!  Beats watching TV all the time for sure!

Here are some cards from the May 2015 kit as well as the stamp set that we received!

Check out past kits on Pinterest HERE

If you want easy and at a good price...Paper Pumpkin is for you!

Sharon Armstrong