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

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

I am back! Summer is crazy busy!

It is the end of July!  Where has the summer gone?  I had my 15 year old grandson out to visit for a month.  I remembered very quickly that teens like to stay busy and active!  I was so happy to spend the time with him but it did affect my work schedule.

As an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator that is the beauty of what I do...FREEDOM to be my own boss!

Then July has been busy with making swaps for Convention, attending Convention as well as preparing my card kits to go out. I had an overwhelming response to my July Card Kits!
I jumped from 24 kits in June to 67 in July!  Oh My!

My card kits are FREE with an order each month.  With the huge jump I had I need a bigger paper cutter!  I also had to hire an assistant!  What problems to have!

If you want to see what is coming in the August Class you can join my Newsletter list by clicking HERE.  The way my system works is that I email on the First Day of the Month what we are doing and you have until the 10th of the month to place an order as instructed in the email.  Then around the 20th of the month your FREE Card kit to make Six (6) cards are mailed to you!  

If you want to see one the videos for the July Card Class here it is!  If you want to see more Subscribe to my Youtube Channel and see the ones in the past as well as the future! 

I promise to get back on track and post more!  Hopefully things will be slower thru August!  

Happy Stampin' Ya'll!

Sharon Armstrong

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Seen my July Online Card Class?

You are invited to Stamp with us in July! LAST DAY TO JOIN IS JULY 10TH!

I am excited to stamp with you all Virtually!
This is the same class that I give to my club members. (if you are interested in joining my 6 month club contact me for details!)

I wanted to invite you to join us in July!

Each month I offer Six(6) FREE Card Kits to make the cards pictured above that are precut and ready for you to stamp and assemble!!!

You also get envelopes!  Just address them and send happy mail to your friends and family!

You will receive a PDF instruction sheet to use and make more cards of these beautiful cards on your own later!

Oh and I make a video for each card!  I am a visual learner, are you?

I mail these out via priority mail. 

How do you join?

Simply order as instructed below and I will add you to the class!

It is very important that everyone orders BEFORE JULY 10TH!!!  I have to close out the order and get everything in house so that I can mail out your kits BEFORE I leave for Stampin' Up!'s convention!  It will be tight to get it done so please help me by getting your orders in!

This month, your class item to purchase is:

  • WATERCOLOR WINGS + BOLD BUTTERFLY FRAMELITS BUNDLE (this gives you a 15% discount on these products!)  
    • item # 140232, $36.50 
  • If you already have this stamp set, OR, just just don't like it, you can order anything else instead.  Your subtotal of your order must be at least $36.50 

STAMPIN' PADS USED:  NEW 2015-2017 In Colors (Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder)  We will use these colors a lot throughout the club.  If you don't have, this would be a great month to order, or you can substitute another color you already have!

EMBOSSING FOLDERS:  Projects use several different embossing folders.  If you don't have, add to your order or substitute another one.  Any will look great!
  • Fluttering
  • Brick Wall
  • Elegant Dots
  • Decorative Dots
PUNCHES:  TRIPLE BANNER PUNCH ITEM #138292 was used on several.  If you don't have, you can always just trim the ends with a scissors

BUTTERFLIES THINLITS:  You are getting the "Bold Butterfly Framelits" in your bundle, however, the "Butterflies Thinlits" also coordinate with this stamp set.  I know that many of you already have these thinlits.  If you don't, you can always hand cut with a scissors.  All of the "small butterflies" on the cards are cut with the thinlit from that set.  (note: we will be using this stamp set another month of the club, and I am sure we will also use the "Butterflies Thinlits," so if you don't have, you might want to consider getting this month.  

ADHESIVES I use the following adhesives thru out the club.  Make sure you have them on hand.
Snail ITEM #104332
Refill  ITEM #104331
Dimensionals (a lot!) ITEM #104430
Multipurpose liquid glue ITEM #110755
Glue Dots ITEM #103683
Fast Fuse - it's on sale this week!  ITEM #129026

Fast Fuse refill #129027
New Tear and Tape Adhesive - you will love this! ITEM #138995

Order directly from my website:
click on SHOP NOW
  • When ordering, you will need to use this hostess code: 434YCMF3

If your order is $150 or more--DON'T USE THE HOSTESS CODE--you will get your own Stampin' Rewards!

When you go to the website to order, AFTER you put your first item in the SHOPPING CARD, click on button to GO TO SHOPPING CART.  Then, at the bottom, left corner, you will see this box--enter the code given above here.
IMPORTANT:  after entering the code, make sure to click on APPLY 

Make sure you select that I can cntact you or I won't know who to send your FREE CARD KIT TO!

Sharon Armstrong


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Such a busy time!

Today is the last day of the Stampin' Up! physical year.
And it has been so busy!
I realized that I have not had a chance to blog!

And then add to that my 15 year old grandson has been here visiting me for a month from Texas.

I sure have enjoyed him being here!  

I have loved sharing with him things in Arizona that he doesn't get to experience!  Like the sunrises here!

I have been working on my July Online Card Class!
you can check it out on this short video what cards they will be making!  The video didn't quite load the way I made it but so watch thru all of the samples of the cards then you will hear me talking!  Gotta love technology right?

In July we are using the Watercolor Wings Stamp set and matching Framelits
Product List

If you would like to join my July Online Card Club it lasts for six months.  I do the work, you do the fun!
You can see all of the information HERE

If you want to be added to my Newsletter list that I send you not only 5 New Card Projects each week but information every month on my Month to Month online class JOIN MY NEWSLETTER LIST HERE

Sharon Armstrong

Here is this weeks Weekly deals!  Stampin' Up! added more this week!  Whoooo hoo!!!  Fast Fuse is on the list!  Love that stuff!  I am stocking up!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

June is the Perfect Time!!!

Join Stampin' Up! During June 2015

If your wish list is over $150.00 you earn Hostess Rewards and those can be applied to your customizable starter kit!

Join Stampin' UP! and receive $125 in product for just $99 (free shipping too) and get two free stamp sets of your choice (Promotion Period: June 2-June 30, 2015.  

§  Did you know most demonstrators join to save $$$?  Most never hold stamp events!
§  Do you love stamping?
§  Is your wish list a mile long?
§  Have you thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?
§  Would you like to make enough money to support your stamping?
§  Would you like to earn some extra income doing what you love?

How do you join?

Visit my website and click on JOIN THE FUN! 
1.   Have your list ready of the items that you want in your starter kit
2.   Shop for up to $125 in the catalog
4.   Enter all of that in on my website.
5.   If you are using Hostess rewards you can apply that amount to your starter kit!
6.   Then only pay $99.00(or the difference if using Hostess rewards!) plus sales tax FREE SHIPPING!
Got Questions?  I have answers!

Sharon Armstrong  214-403-6936

Monday, June 15, 2015

I just love it when someone else does all the work!

I just love it when someone else does all of the work for me and I can just stamp!  Don't You?

Well, I have room for a few more club members!!!!

Want to join the fun???


Do you love to get new stamping ideas every month?


Do you love to learn new techniques and ways to create cards?


Do you NOT have time to attend classes?

Do you like to get lot's of ideas for stamp sets that you purchase?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, the very popular, long running, on-line club is for you!
Each month, you purchase a new stamp set and then get a FREE CARD KIT to make 6 different cards using that stamp set!  You also get step-by-step instructions and video's for each of the cards!

So six cards are designed for you.  And precut and ready for you to stamp and assemble!
PLUS.....lot's of other FREEBIES!  
Here's the details for the on-line club:
  • The club will run from July-December 2015
  • Each month we will feature a different stamp set or product. You will place your order for this item (or equivalent priced item) on my website by the 10th of the month
  • If you already have the item, you can substitute for something else
  • You will also be given a list of additional products (like ink colors) that you will need to complete the projects.  If you don't have, you can add to your order, or substitute other things you already have
  • Over the course of the 6 months, your minimum purchase will average out to be $30 per month.  Some months it may be more than the $30, and other months less than the $30--but will average $30 over 6 months
  • Each month you will receive a FREE Card Kit that uses the featured stamp set/products.  This kit will contain all of the "parts & pieces" to make 6 different cards--everything is pre-cut and ready for you to create with
    • We will try to include at least one card with a new "fun fold"

    • We will try to include at least one card with a new "technique"

    • Includes Envelopes

    • And is packaged in a clear mount stamp case to protect your kits in the mail!

  • You will receive a PDF file with complete step by step instructions
  • And a video demonstrating each of the projects
  • When you join, you are committing to all 6 months of the club
Other Benefits of being a Club Member
  • NEW THIS ROUND!!!!  Besides the 6 projects that you get the supplies for, you will also receive INSTRUCTIONS & VIDEO for a BONUS TECHNIQUE PROJECT (using the same stamp set!)
  • Throughout the 6 months, you will receive lot's of extra tutorials and on-line classes.  My goal is to give you as many ideas as I can!!!!
  • FREE STAMPSYou will get to select any two Hostess Sets from the 2015-2016 catalog for FREE
  • Each month there will be a different "special" just for club members
  • You will be one of the first to receive the Holiday catalog this fall
  • You just never know what other surprises may come along!
HOW TO JOIN......simply email me and let me know 
that you would like to join.  
In your email, include your shipping address 
and phone number.
Here is a sneak peak at the July Card Kit!!!

What's next?  Email me before July 1, 2015 and let me know that you want to join!
I will add you to the Club list so that you have all of the information needed for July's order!

Please include your telephone number and mailing address when you email me!

Sharon Armstrong