Friday, October 31, 2014

Project Life By Stampin' Up! For You Blog Tour

It is the last day of the month which means another blog tour with my Advisory Board Sisters!  

Happy Halloween!

This is my husband's favorite holiday!

He always decorated the yard, the house and himself!
This year is the first year in 35 years of marriage that we are not going all out for Halloween.  Since we moved from Texas to Arizona we chose not to decorate.  We live out in the country and there probably won't be any Trick or Treaters.

So to honor Halloween I chose to print pictures from previous Halloweens and pop them into Project Life pages.

As I was looking at my Card Collections I choose Love Story! LOL!  How funny right?  We Love Halloween and the colors are black and white!  So Love Story isn't just for weddings!  Who Knew?!!!!  

How to use the Photopolymer stamps

First lay the clear photopolymer stamps on 
the banner like I did.

Then place your clear block on top of the 
stamps and press down.
Ink up your stamp then stamp on the banner!
Love the fact that you can see exactly where 
you want to stamp!

Love Story Card Collection!!!  Perfect to show off our pictures!  I am not even going to apologize for how many pages I have posted today!  Because they tell the story of our kids, grandkids and how our yard was decorated!  Look for the graveyard pictures!  

You will notice some blank areas.  For us to celebrate Halloween our new way, tonight when Mark gets home from work I want him to add his thoughts to these pages!  I will post a picture of him doing that so come back tomorrow for more pictures!  

I honestly made 28 pages using my Halloween pictures.  I didn't want to overwhelm you with all of those today...but I will post more tomorrow with Mark doing a little journaling!

Today's Blog post is my way of "being there" with my family back in Texas today!  Happy Halloween Armstrong Kids!!!  Miss ya!!!

Hop on over to Georgia's Blog  
You will Love it!!!

Sharon Armstrong

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Free Gift for you

In the past I have held classes for my stamping friends to make one of these.
I call it your Holiday Helper!

Some have told me they still use it after Christmas season because they love it!

  • Keeps your receipts in one place!
  • Handy To Do lists!
  • Slips into your purse!
Watch the video for what's inside!

So, I decided to offer it as a gift to my blog customers who place a minimum order of $25 on my website!!!! (make sure you see my name in the top right hand corner)

You have to place your order before November 15th so that I can get these to you in time for Black Friday!  I want you to have it at the time of Holiday Shopping Season kicks off!

And you have to use this Hostess Code 9RF6S69R so I know that you are part of this special offer!  Where to enter code? View your Shopping Cart and it will be in the bottom left corner, enter and click apply!

Please do not select NO CONTACT when you are checking out, because I won't have your shipping information to send your gift!

Also, you must live in the United States to place an order from my online store.  Sorry no shipping available to other countries.

If you have any questions, please contact me at

Sharon Armstrong

Tips to help you use Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set and Framelits

Yesterday I sent out an email to all of my newsletter stamping friends.  Here is a copy of the newsletter. 

I figured it could help a lot of you so wanted to share!

If you would like to get more tips like this make sure you subscribe to my mailing list on the right hand column!

I had someone ask me if there are any tips to using this stamp set and matching framelits and the answer is Yes!

The stamps have a little tab on them to help you.  Point the tab towards you when stamping.  That way all of the layers line up easier!

The Framelits also have a little tab on them.  Point the tab toward your body when using so they line up.

To stamp this wreath you can create it like this:  For the first layer of leaves I stamped off Old Olive, then full strength Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler for the berries.

Another tip: Cut the center out first before you stamp.  Helps to line up everything else!

Sharon Armstrong
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Stampin' Up! Bright and Beautiful Christmas Cards

So, I am sure you realize I offer Online Card classes, right? (have a tab on this blog with the information for future reference)

Let me share with you how it works, just in case you don't know.

Each month I design 6 cards using one stamp set.
Some months (like right now) I have several options to choose from.  An All Occasions and a Christmas Card option

If you want to receive a Card Kit which is precut/prescored/preembossed card pieces to make 6 Cards for FREE, you just have to order the stamp set I am using and any stamp pads that you may need that you don't have.

Then I send you very easy to follow instructions, I make a video for each card to help you (I am a visual person, aren't you?)

Finally, I mail you the card kits in a card holder box like this:

I wanted to share with you a few of my October Christmas Card YouTube Videos! I hope you enjoy them!  And if you want to get in on November's kits email me(see email addy below) and I will give you the information!  All orders must be in before November 10th so that I can prepare the card kits and mail them via Priority Mail to you!

Sharon Armstrong

If you would like to see more of them you can go to my YouTube channel 
while you are there, go ahead and subscribe so that you can see future videos!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Project Life by Stampin' Up! 100 winners!

As your friend I have to share this with you!

Stampin' Up! is offering a really cool thing right now!  To 100 People!!!!
  • Are YOU a scrapbooker or memory keeper who have never heard of Project Life by Stampin' Up!
  • Are YOU looking for affordable solutions for documenting their life.
  • Are YOU looking for creative yet easy ways to get their photos into albums.

Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Giveaway! How do you enter?  Use this link ( I know it looks funny...but it is a shortened link that connects my friends to me!)

FIRST PLACE PRIZE:  Win every item currently available in the Project Life by Stampin' Up! line! 

ONE HUNDRED (100) first place winners will receive their choice of any single  Project Life by Stampin' Up! card collection and coordinating accessory pack. (Approximate Retail Value of prize: $24.90 USD.)…

Hello December Project Life Kit
See more about it on this video!

Your Stamping Friend,
Sharon Armstrong

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Project Life Blog Hop

I love Blog Hops!  You get so many different ideas from so many different people!

This hop is all about Project Life!  And I am focusing on Project Life by Stampin' Up!

For those of you that love Becky Higgins Project Life and for those who love Stampin' Up! this partnership is awesome!  You can use your cardstock, inks and stamps from Stampin' Up! and they coordinate with our line of Project Life!

The other awesome thing is that there is a digital option too!

I mean let's face it we all have so many digital photos on our phones, cameras and computers having a digital option helps you as you prepare to print those pictures!

To create this I used My Digital Studio - you can download it and try it for FREE
Check it out here but for $19.95 you will want to buy it!
I mean it is packed full of goodies!  I use MDS for invitations, signs, flyers and of course memory keeping projects like this!

I love teaching how to use MDS and their is a whole website that also helps you with learning how to use all of the features.

And I also used Everyday Adventure Digital Download.
You can purchase the same in the traditional format too if you don't want to do digital!

I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!
Thanks for stopping by!

Head over to everyone else's blogs to see more Project Life:
Loving Life's Little Blessings - Katina Martinez 
Today Kelsey Is - Kelsey
Stampin' Cita - Carmelita Wasson
TxStampinSharon - Sharon Armstrong
StampinbyHannah - Hannah
Sharon Armstrong

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Today is the last day $50 Shopping spree

I wanted to remind you to register to win a $50 Shopping Spree!
Project Life by Stampin' Up!
If you haven't heard this is the easiest, fastest way to do memory keeping...ever!
Below is a video showing

Seasonal Snapshot Project Life 

by Stampin' Up!

You can't win if you don't enter!
I donated $50 worth of Project Life to the Party Plan Diva and she wrote an awesome review!
You can read it here(and at the bottom you can enter to win!)

Sharon Armstrong

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
Email me with questions:

You can click on the photo below and it will take you to my online store!

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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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