Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

Happy Tuesday Y'all!
I have been very busy getting ready to attend my Stampin' Up! Founders Circle Retreat!
Stamping one card doesn't take long, 
but stamping 115 of them does!
I wanted to make sure you knew about this 
weeks deals from Stampin' Up!

Click on the photo to visit my Online Store 
to see these deals up close!

Sharon Armstrong

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Me? In Stampin' Up! Top 100?

Once again I am humbled to be in the Top 100 United States Stampin' Up! Demonstrators!
I will be enjoying a special trip next week with the other leaders plus the Top 20 Canadian Leaders!

Every year I reflect how did I get in the Top 100?
By sharing what I love!
I love Stampin' Up! Products!
I love teaching everyone how to use them!
I love supporting other demonstrators in my Stamping Friends Forever group!

By doing what I Love I enjoy being in the Top 100!

When I first started 17 years ago I did it to support my habit..huh hobby!  I wanted to take my kids out of the "crayon" stage and into a hobby that mommy would enjoy too!

Never would I have thought that it would have turned into many years of sharing what I love with so many people!  I love when someone says "I am not creative" and then they stamp a card.  And the look on their face!  Priceless!

If I can ever help you or anyone you know I would be honored.

I leave next week for this amazing retreat.  I can't wait to share with you what I learn!
Below are my travel documents in a cute little holder, can you tell what the theme is this year?  So you know I will have tons of Holiday ideas when I get there!
I am very humbled to have earned this trip and I give a huge shout out to my stamping customers and my awesome downline that helped me get to Founders Circle!

I am assembling 113 swaps to take to this event!  My little Stella kept me company!

Sharon Armstrong

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Get Your Santa On

Such a cute set!
And I am using it in my Virtual Christmas 
Card Stack O'Cards Class!
I am offering this class each month thru December!
I will feature a different stamp set each month for you to stamp and assemble Six(6) Cards.
In December I will feature Gift Card Holders and Gift Tags!

If you would like the Card Kits for these cards plus the holder, see the ordering information below the pictures!

Each month you receive a holder for your cards like this one!

Get Your Santa On Photopolymer Stamp Set135761
You're not the only one with a lot of work to do this holiday season. Get your Santa on with this photopolymer set and share some holiday warmth with others. 

Sharon's Virtual Christmas Card Class

Here is all you have to do!
Place your order online on my website HERE.

Orders MUST be placed before September 12, 2014 so HURRY!

Use this Hostess Code BYM99YEQ at the Shopping Cart Checkout (don't worry if you don't get this done, I can fix it!)
Here is what you will need for the first month:
Get Your Santa On Item #135761 $15.95
Daffodil Delight Item #119677 $3.50
Real Red Item #100052 $3.50
Old Olive Item #100079 $3.50
(see the items I suggest below)

Your Subtotal needs to be a minimum of $26.45

If you already have the markers, just order anything else you want!

SUGGESTION:  You will also need a Black Staz On Pad Item #101406 $7.95 (a regular black ink pad will smear when you color with the markers!)

And I highly recommend a Paper Piercing Mat Item #126199 $4.95 because this is a Photo Polymer stamp set and they stamp much better when you use this!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

You're Wonderful

NEW Photopolymer Stamp set!

You're Wonderful Photopolymer Stamp Set

Price$23.95  item code 139158

You’ve got lots of wonderful people in your life, and the You’re
Wonderful Photopolymer Stamp Set will help you tell them so! This 18-piece
gives you tons of options to help you match the perfect sentiment with the occasion
and recipient of your choice.

Recommended clear block sizes are A, B, C, D, F, & G (not included in the set).

Our photopolymer stamps offer a versatile all-clear stamping option. You'll find that our photopolymer is top-quality and gives a perfectly stamped image every time. The stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks and are easy to place just where you want them. And best of all, you get to enjoy tons of images for a great price!

Stamps made from genuine photopolymer are naturally sticky; however, hand oils or dust may
reduce their ability to stick. Simply wash the stamp with a mild soap and water solution or other
stamp cleaning solution. Let it dry and your stickiness should return. Remember to wash your
mounting block surface also.

Photopolymer stamps are completely see thru!
You always know where you are stamping!

Sharon Armstrong

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Free Card Kits

September FREE Card Kits

When you place a $35 order using the Hostess Code YMFABQHP

Place your order online at www.sharonarmstrong.stampinup.net

And I will send you Six(6) FREE Card Kits to make these

This last one is actually a holder that holds Four(4) note cards and envelopes!  You get those too!

This months featured stamp set is:  AMAZING BIRTHDAY (pg 48)

This set is great to use for cards for everyone--young & old, male & female!!
Items to purchase to complete these cards are:
  • AMAZING BIRTHDAY STAMP SET (pg 48) Item #134228, $20.95; OR Item #134225 if you prefer wood mounted AND
  • LARGE POLKA DOT EMBOSSING FOLDER (pg 227) Item #133739. $7.95

  • 2014-2016 In Colors 
  • Banner Framelits If you don't have, and don't want to purchase, you can always cut these banners by hand!)
  • 1 1/4" Circle and 3/4" Circle punches--both "staple" items so sure most of you should have--again, if you don't, another circle punch may work, or you can cut with a scissors

The cards you see in this email are the ones for September!
One of them is actually a holder and it holds Four Note Cards and Envelopes!

What else do you get?
  • PDF of instructions
  • Videos for each card

Want more kits?  You can order them!
  • Want to make more than 6 cards?? You can purchase additional card kits.  To do so, simply Email me at sharon@txstampin.com and let me know how many you want.  I will send you a Paypal invoice.  They are $10 each.  Each kit contains all the supplies for 6 cards.  You must order by September 10th
Sharon Armstrong

Monday, September 1, 2014

Need Christmas Cards Kits?

Stamp O'Stack Christmas Card Class


Last Day to register is Friday, September 5, 2014
Every year I offered in-home Christmas Card Classes but since I have moved to Arizona my Texas guests won't be able to attend this year.  So...I am offering a Christmas Card Class in the Mail!

Some of you took my Stamp O'Stack Card Class last spring where you received a Card Holder like in the photo.

Well for my Holiday Stamp O'Stack you will get one too! One each month!

This will be a class each month Starting in September and ending in December.

You could even use these cards as gifts if you wanted to!
December will feature gift tags and gift card holders to help your gift giving!

Each month you will receive Precut Cardstock to create Six(6) Cards that will fit in a Case that will include envelopes!
You will also receive a PDF and a video for each card to help you with cool tips and tricks!

You get to do all of the stamping while I do all of the prep work!

Each month I will feature a Stamp Set that you will purchase.  If you already own them, no problem, you just order something else for that value!

I will tell you what ink colors I am using so you may have to order those if you don't have them.

Each Month I will draw a Mystery Hostess from those that are participating!  You could earn FREE goodies just for being a part of the Stamp O'Stack!

How much will it cost each month?  I can't give you exact amounts but the ball park will be approximately $25 to $35.  (however, there is an adorable Bundle that is $43.25 that you would LOVE!)

Each month you will register by the 5th of the month, I will send you ordering instructions then I will prepare your card kits and mail them out approximately one week later.

I will also offer additional Card Kits for you to purchase!
Questions?  I have answers!  email me at sharon@txstampin.com

No questions?  Then go ahead and Register and I will be sending out the September Class Information AFTER September 5th!

Sharon Armstrong

Just a quick reminder.. Today is the last day for the Big Shot Promotion
CLICK HERE for Big Shot Promotion Details(and a few other promotions too!)

Watch the Big Shot video here if you are not familiar with how it can help your crafting world!

Click to VIEW and Order your Big Shot Bundle >>>> Online Store here!

Do you have your HOLIDAY CATALOG yet?  I can mail you one!

Have you visited the Clearance Rack for great savings on craft supplies

Weekly Deals ON SALE from Stampin' Up!

My Digital Studio weekly download releases

Need a Stampin' Up! catalog?  Just ask sharon@txstampin.com and I will send you one!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Project Life By SU For You Blog Tour PLxSU4u

Some of you may remember I move from Texas to Arizona in May.  Leaving Texas where my 5 kids, their spouse's and my 7 grandkids was one of the hardest things I think I have done. Not to mention my friends and stamping friends!

Last week I was able to fly home and spend the week with my family!  I brought my Happines Is Project Life by Stampin' Up! Card Collection and the Happiness is Accessory Pack with me on my trip! I knew I would have many "Kodak Moments" and wanted to to put them in the 12X12 Protector Sheets.

One day we gathered at my son's home and the kids were in the swimming pool.  I enjoyed sitting by the pool watching them play and I took a ton of pictures!

Then I uploaded them to Walgreens, used the 40% off coupon that was on their website that day and printed a stack of pictures (over 100).  That is the way to do it! Especially when you find those great coupons!

I hope you enjoy the pictures of the pages.  Keep in mind this was fast and easy while I am traveling.  The fact that I could show my family these pages made me even happier.

So easy to pop the pictures in, pick out some cards, journal your thoughts and slide them in!
I wanted some of the larger cards for my pages so I cut them with scissors (Best Day Ever was 4X4 and I needed it to be 3X4 so I trimmed it down)

The accessory kits really are awesome!  
They add just that little extra somethin' to the pages!

I realized that one of my newer grandsons (by marriage) had a birthday this weekend.  So I made him a birthday card and stuck money in the pocket (I only put in a few dollars so you could get the jest of the pocket, I will be putting more in!)  

I really think this turned out fun and bright.  With so many cards that come in the Card Collections your young crafters could use them to make cards too!  I used Washi Tape to help hold things down.

I also decided that I wanted to send my grandkids some cards when I return to Arizona.  So I used these little pocket goodies that we in the Accessory Pack and made quick fast cards with them.  Notice how simple they are?  All I used was some Whisper White cardstock and what came in my PLxSU supplies.

I think you must realize how nuts I am!  Over my family and over Project Life by Stampin' Up!

It's a little addicting to get so much done in such a short time! (I didn't post all of my pages, you will need to check back to see more of those!)

Here are the supplies I used:

Now Hop on over to Janet Wakeland's Blog and see what she has in store for you!

If you didn't visit Georgia Giguere's Blog 
go back to hers!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Oh My Stars!

The Stampin' Up! 2014 Holiday Mini Catalog is HERE!!!

Every year I say...How can this be any better?  

And yet they do!

If you do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and 
want a copy of your very own
contact me today and I will put one in the mail!

You will LOVE IT!
And while it's hard to pick a favorite I think I have!
I love this one!  And it's because of the Framelits!  They have a little "tab" so that you can line them up with your Stamps!  Brilliant!

Wonderous Wreath Photopolymer Bundle137624
What would Christmas be like without a wreath? Well, there's no need to wonder, because the Wondrous Wreath set has you covered, with two-step photopolymer stamps to add some dimension to your creation. 

Meanwhile you can see the goodies online 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Got Kits?

We’re excited to let you know that there are more Paper Pumpkin kits available for purchase, while supplies last:
  • Seriously Amazing Refill Kit (August 2014; item 136918)
  • Hey, Man Kit (May 2014; item 135878)
  • Glittered Greetings Refill Kit (March 2014; item 135506)
  • Hello to You Refill Kit (June 2013; item 131521)
You can find all of the kit details on the Paper Pumpkin website: www.MyPaperPumpkin.com/pastkits

You do need to be a subscriber to purchase these kits.
You can sign up under my site here: www.mypaperpumpkin.com

And if you do that before September 10th you can get 50% off!

I am all about kits!  They make creativity easier!

Sharon Armstrong

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Photopolymer Stamps and What Inks to Use

Photopolymer stamps have been used in the printing industry for over 50 years and are designed to transfer ink. If your stamps get dusty or dirty you can simply wash them with warm soapy water and they will stick to your acrylic block again. Do not sand them like you would with some of the acrylic stamps as you will take off the top layer of the stamps and lose detail. You can hold amazing detail much finer than with acrylic ones. 

Polymer is like us in that it doesn’t like too much sunlight or too much alcohol! The solvent in Staz-on is amongst the most aggressive on polymer stamps and will attack the upper surface on contact. 

This gives the stamp more grab on the paper and makes it feel sticky when removed. In reality, the solvent is only affecting the stamp whilst it's liquid, which is only for a few seconds before it evaporates and even then only the thinnest surface of the stamp.  

After repeated stamping this effect is reduced as the stamp becomes protected by a layer of pigment. We use performed long term trials with Staz-on on polymer stamps, and even with repeated use (stamping many times a minute) they still last for many months.

I found this article online HERE 

The Best Inks to use are Stampin' Up! New Foam type pads because they are so juicy!  Also the Black Memento Ink works well too!

Hope this helps you!

Sharon Armstrong