Monday, April 27, 2015

Mystery Hostess could be you!

I am sure that you have heard by now that the Retiring List has been posted by Stampin' Up!
Here is a cute little video showing some of the favorites!

Last Week I announced that all orders placed using Hostess Code that I will have a drawing for One Lucky Person to receive all of the Hostess Benefits!

Well as of today there is $100 worth of Hostess Benefits!  WOW!  And that lucky someone could be you!

Some items are on sale for 25% off and goes up to 50% OFF!

Such Great deals and everyone LOVES a great deal.

A lot of things have already sold out.

To Shop for your retired items shop on my Online Store.

Use Hostess Code SSZYMKE3 at checkout screen 

And on April 29th one of you will be the Hostess!  I will put all names in a drawing and will announce the winner.

The winner will have one day to let me know what Hostess items they want!

The more that order the more FREE Goodies you could get!

As I mentioned to date someone will get to shop for $100 in FREE Hostess goodies!

That amount can go up if more people order!

MAKE SURE that you select that Your Demonstrator CAN Contact you so that your name goes into the drawing!

Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
Sharon Armstrong


Saturday, April 25, 2015

It's a Wrap!

Bubble Wrap That Is!

Are you like me that you save things?
And think one day I will do something with that?
Well, ink up some bubble wrap and use it for a background image
for your cards!

It gives a really fun effect!

Here is an update on my Dream Incentive Trip with Stampin' Up!
As most of you know I moved from Texas to Arizona last May.
I have been so blessed that a lot of my stamping friends in Texas are Stamping with me Virtually!  I tell them what stamp set we are using that month.
They place their orders on my website
then I mail them a FREE Card Kit each month so they can make 6 Cards using that stamp set!  I email them a PDF instruction sheet plus make a YouTube Video to let them get a visual of what to do!  The Video has tips and tricks that everyone loves!
The best part I show is how I fix my mistakes!
Because if I make a mistake perhaps they will too.
They love that as a "seasoned" stamper I am am showing them I am not perfect!

If you would like to know about the next upcoming Online Class email me at and I will send you the information!

With that said, I am proud to say that I am getting very close to my Dream trip!
I have until the end of June 2015 to reach my goal!
Thanks for cheering me on!
And if you placed an order with me this past year, THANK YOU!

Sharon Armstrong

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hawaii Grand Vacation Blog Hop

I want to welcome you from Sandi's Blog!  

As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator we work hard and play hard!
When we work hard we have the opportunity to earn Incentive Trips! 

And this year's trip is to Hawaii!
And we will be playing hard!
As you may know I was able to go to Hawaii in March
 to join my husband who was working there.
I had the chance to check out the Sheraton resort
where we will be in May with Stampin' Up!

The sunsets are amazing!  
And I can't wait to see them again!

For my project I am sharing a Project Life layout page of some of the photos I took.
I used the Let's Get Away Project Life Card Collection #137907 and 
Accessory Pack #137908

My husband, Mark and I celebrated our 
36th Wedding Anniversary while we were there in March.  

How perfect was that?

Thank you for stopping by!  Now on to Barb's blog!  

Sharon Armstrong

Blog Hop List

1. Brian King  
13. Dena Rekow 
15. Alisa Tilsner  
16. Tami White 
18. Bec Ross 
19. Ann Craig 
 26. Betty Button 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Stamp Out Autism

I am proud to be a part of this hop.
Such a sad disease that affects so many.
Including my friends children.
The blog hop is taking place at the same time as several fundraising events 
being held across the country.  
The idea for this nationwide fundraising extravaganza 
came from Lee Conrey, my dear friend.  She has organized two blog tours to raise money for Autism.

Boys are 4 times more likely to have Autism than girls.

Emerging Color Technique 
This blue colored card for Autism was a new technique for me
that I learned from my friend Karen Bouchikas. 
 We get together and share technique ideas.

I made this card by:
Using a Colorful piece of Designer Series paper(this one is from Painted Blooms)
Then find a Solid Image Stamp (this one is from Petal Potpourri)
Stamp Image all over DSP with Versamark.
Add clear embossing powder and heat set.
Brayer all over with darker color ink (Pacific Point was used)
Wipe off embossed areas with a paper towel.
Add Satin Ribbon across front of card.
Attach to layer of Whisper White and then add to Pacific Point card base
Stamp sentiment and use Decorative Label punch

 If you would like to order the products to make this card
I will donate 20% of any orders placed this 
weekend to Autism.  Please use this Hostess Code at checkout so I can keep track easier!  Code H2VC27ED

If you prefer not to order and want to Donate to Autism
Thanks for visiting and please think about donating even just $1…every little bit helps.

Now hop on over to my friend and very talented Jeannette Thompson Swain Blog 
for her amazing post!

If you missed Lee Conrey's post you can hop 
backwards for hers!

Sharon Armstrong

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Thinlet dies are back, limited time!


After a (very) long migration, the Butterflies Thinlits Dies have landed in our warehouse and are now available for purchase!
Stampin' Up! Thanks you for your patience by Offering you  two special offers throughApril 30, How cool is that?

Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount--just $21.20!  ITEM CODE 137360

Buy the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles ITEM CODE 139323 at a 15 percent discount and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

Sharon Armstrong

Friday, April 10, 2015

Reinker Technique

Loved making this card!
Use any color of reinker!
It is one of my Techniques this month!
If you are interested in this Online Class
Click HERE
If you join the class I will send you a
FREE kit that includes all three techniques.

Each flower looks different!

Sharon Armstrong

Butterflies Thinlets are coming!

This week Stampin' Up! offered FREE shipping on all orders!
That is HUGE!  No matter what the size of the order is!

I seriously recommend getting any of the 2013-2015 Incolor items that you need.
On April 21, 2015 Stampin' Up! will announce the retirement list.
When that happens things will FLY OFF THE SHELF!
So get them now before the 21st!

I just LOVE Stampin' Up! Due to the dock worker strike situation the Butterfly Bundle has not been available. I just love this bundle and I know so many wanted to order them since the 15% off the bundle is such an awesome deal.

Well SU just announced they are offering this when the Bundle is available. Anticipated date is April 15th.

You can't order them until the are available but when they are:

If you have the stamp set and only want the Thinlets:
Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount--just $21.20!

If you want the Bundle:
Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already-discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!
• Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (item 138633)
• Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (item 138634)
• Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 138635)

Sharon Armstrong

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

April 2015 Free Card Kit and FREE Shipping!

Time for some Fun

Birthday Cards!

You are Invited to join my April Online Card Classes where you receive a FREE Card Kit(in the mail) along with PDF Instructions and a video for each card.

You will receive all supplies to complete these Six (6) cards!  Card Kits are snail mailed around the 20th of April.

The Stamp Set we are using this month is Celebrate Today Photopolymer Stamps and Framelits Item Code #138869

Simply place an order for this Bundle or anything else you want for a minimum of $36.95 and I will send you a FREE Card Kit!

To place your orders

All Orders must be placed by April 10, 2015
Please use Hostess Code M3EJZW72

And this week Stampin' Up! is offering....

ORDER THE RETIRING reinkers, stamp pads and cardstock now, don't wait til they go on the retiring list and don't pay ebay prices!

Last year SU ran out very quickly!

So...take inventory NOW and get the ones you need before May when the retired list comes out!

Especially the 2013-2015 In-Colors because we know they will be gone! 

April 2015 Card Kit
Featured Stamp Set:  Celebrate Today
(with Balloon Framelits)

Colors used on each card are listed--if you don't have the exact color, use something similar or of your choice.  Or you may want to add to your order!

Stampin' Pads Used On Sample:  So Safron, Smoky Slate, Black Memento (the idea here is to make using the colors of the wedding!)
CARD #2  
Stampin' Pads Used On Sample: So Saffron, Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar

Stampin' Pads Used On Sample:  Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Rich Raspberry, Tempting Turquoise, Smoky Slate, Black Memento

CARD #4 
Stampin' Pads Used On Sample:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar

Stampin' Pads Used On Sample:  Baked Brown Sugar

Stampin' Pads Used On Sample:  Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Baked Brown Sugar


Check your adhesives!

I use a lot of dimensionals, glue dots and snail to assemble my cards!

If you need some make sure you add to your order!

Sharon Armstrong

Monday, April 6, 2015

Stampin' Up! Offering FREE Shipping this week!

  • Get FREE shipping on any orders placed April 6-April 10, no minimum purchase required (excludes expedited orders).
  • Includes Clearance Items!
  • Orders placed for Hawaii and Alaska will receive free 2nd Day Air shipping.
  • Paper Pumpkin past kits and kit refills are eligible for free shipping if purchased online. Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are not eligible for free shipping.
If you've been wanting a Big Shot, what a Perfect Time to get it with FREE Shipping!  And all of the Big Shot Items that are on the Weekly Deals (today is the last day)
Pick out a Big Shot $99 and $50 of dies, accessories or stamps and you'll be able to get another $25 FREE AND free shipping. This makes you have your own Stampin' Up! Party!
And you get Free Stampin' Rewards when the Party reaches $150!

That's a savings of at least $15 PLUS $25 of Stampin' Rewards PLUS any savings you might get from the Weekly Deal that ENDS TODAY

I would recommend the Big Shot, the Magnetic Platform & some Framelits from the Weekly Deal (ending today).  Then pick 3 Embossing Folders and something else like the Liquid Glue or Stampin' Dimensionals for your $25 free Stampin' Rewards.

Sharon Armstrong