Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Bokeh Techniques using Another Thank You by Stampin' Up!


Holy cow!  You have got to try this!!!!  It was easy and so much fun!  I am totally addicted!  This was my December Online Card Class!  Any questions, contact me Sharon@txstampin.com







Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Perfect Last Minute Christmas Gift


Looking for the perfect last-minute gift? Avoid the crowds and stay cozy by the
fire. We’ve got you covered with prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.

Choose from 1, 3, 6, or 12 months. Then, click, print, sign, and stuff into their
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Prices start at just $19.95 US. Click here to shop. You’re welcome.
Now go finish that hot cocoa.  
   


-Paper Pumpkin™
and Sharon Armstrong

sharon@txstampin.com

www.sharonarmstrong.stampinup.net

Had so much fun making these Stampin' Up! Gift Card Holders and Tags


I offer Online Classes that are a variety each month.
One of the classes I did this month was a Gift Card Holder and Gift Tags Class.
To receive a FREE CARD KIT in the mail from me
Simply email me, I will tell you which stamp sets we are using that month.  Then you place your order on my website using a Hostess code (for that class) and I send you the precut, prepunched, preembossed cardstock and embellishments!
*all prework done ahead for you when possible
 
You can see tips and tricks on my Videos that I made(oh an please subscribe when you are on my channel, thank you!)

Video One
 Video Two
 
 
GIFT CARD HOLDER PIECES





GIFT TAGS PIECES







I am taking sign ups for my January Card Class  as I mentioned yesterday - Oh and if you don't want to commit you can just take a class the month that you love the projects!
To receive my class project information you should sign up for my newsletter list HERE
Here's the details for the next round:

  • The club will run from January - June 2015
  • Each month we will feature a different stamp set and your monthly purchase will AVERAGE $30-$35 over the course of the 6 months
  • 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 STAMPS: You will be able to select either 2 Hostess Sets, 3 Sale-a-bration sets, or 1 stamp set from the Annual Catalog or the Occasions Catalog to receive FREE as a member of the club--this set will be sent to you in June.  (there will be 2 new hostess sets in the Occasions Catalog!
 Offering An Early Bird Signup for my next round of Online Stamp Club that starts in January 2015
  • BONUS:  if you commit to JOINING the club by December 16th, you will receive another FREE STAMP SET of your choice, valued up to $24.95.  THIS IS AN EARLY SIGN UP BONUS!  You don't have to pick that set until you see the new Occasions Catalog in case you want to pick for it!

And don't forget to share information with stamping friends!
You get a extra special gift if you refer a friend who joins the club!


Sharon Armstrong
sharon@txstampin.com
www.sharonarmstrong.stampinup.net

Monday, December 15, 2014

Too busy to attend local classes I have the answer for you!



 

You are busy, you want to be crafty but you don't have time to attend local classes.  Or perhaps you travel and aren't home when the classes are offered.  No matter what the card kits arrive at your door and you do them when you have time!  How easy is that?

Why Join the Next Round of Stamp Club with Sharon?

MORE FREE STUFF!

On January 6, 2015 Stampin' Up! will release the Occasions Catalog and the Saleabration Catalogs!
(For all existing customers you should receive the Occasions in the mail from Stampin' Up! around the first of the New Year and the Saleabration Catalogs from me!)

I have to tell you I am so IN LOVE with these!  So many cool things!!!

I have truly enjoyed preparing the PDF'S, Videos and Card Kits for each of you!  I pretend that you are all right in my craft room with me sometimes!!!

 

Here's the details for the next round:

  • The club will run from January - June 2015
  • Each month we will feature a different stamp set and your monthly purchase will AVERAGE $30-$35 over the course of the 6 months
  • 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 STAMPS: You will be able to select either 2 Hostess Sets, 3 Sale-a-bration sets, or 1 stamp set from the Annual Catalog or the Occasions Catalog to receive FREE as a member of the club--this set will be sent to you in June.  (there will be 2 new hostess sets in the Occasions Catalog!
 Offering An Early Bird Signup for my next round of Online Stamp Club that starts in January 2015
  • BONUS:  if you commit to JOINING the club by December 16th, you will receive another FREE STAMP SET of your choice, valued up to $24.95.  THIS IS AN EARLY SIGN UP BONUS!  You don't have to pick that set until you see the new Occasions Catalog in case you want to pick for it!

  • And don't forget to share information with stamping friends!
    You get a extra special gift if you refer a friend who joins the club!


    Sneak Peak of a couple of January's projects:


     
HERE IS ONE OF MY YOUTUBE VIDEO OF MY ONLINE CLASSES


 

What do you do to JOIN?  Click this email link and let me know TODAY!  sharon@txstampin.com


Sharon Armstrong
sharon@txstampin.com
www.sharonarmstrong.stampinup.net
214-403-6936

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Still need a Christmas gift?

I wanted to remind you that this is really a great gift! For someone who is recovering from surgery, a friend, or even YOU!
Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit

Quickly create 20 beautiful cards for almost any occasion. Includes cardstock and envelopes for 20 cards; twine; buttons & clips; precut paper embellishments; Stampin' Spots; 7-piece Occasions Stamp Set & clear stamp block; full-color Tips & Tricks brochure for making the cards; a cool, storable, giftable box.


Order today to get in time for Christmas Item # 134797 by visiting my online store

Sharon Armstrong
Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
sharon@txstampin.com

Friday, December 12, 2014

Stampin' Up! Personalized Santa Sacks

While on Stampin' Up! Blog I saw this!

I have to give it try!  I love My Digital Studio and I have done T-shirts before but never thought of this!  What is My Digital Studio?  Stampin' Up! has a digital software that you can try for FREE or purchase for $19.95!  There are so many digital downloads that you can purchase but the software comes with a lot so you can get started right away!  There is a website that has lots of videos and a forum to ask questions.  And as with any other product that Stampin' Up! offers I will help you too!

To see My Digital Studio at my store visit www.sharonarmstrong.stampinup.net

Sharon Armstrong

sharon@txstampin.com

Personalized Santa Sacks

If you’ve done any holiday shopping online this year, you’ve probably seen personalized Santa sacks out there. And if you haven’t discovered them yet, they look like mail bags straight from the North Pole with the child’s name on it—so magical! One of my friends at work showed them to me about a month ago and now I see them everywhere. We decided that it would be fun and easy to make some on our own.
So, I gave it a try with My Digital Studio.
I wanted the designs to have similar elements, but be slightly different for each of my kids. After I created one page, it was easy to “insert a duplicate page” and just remove some of the elements to create a new look.
Once I was done, I “inserted duplicate pages mirrored” so that I could print the reverse images onto iron transfer paper. I designed my project on an 11" x 14" canvas and then printed each image on two sheets of iron transfer paper.
Then I sewed some drawstring bags with some canvas fabric and ironed on the images. Pretty easy. Totally fun.
Personalized-Santa-Sacks-1

Personalized-Santa-Sacks-2

Personalized-Santa-Sacks-3
I went a little crazy with the downloads. (I was having too much fun!) Here’s a list of the ones I used. I wanted to show you all the great options there are.
If you want to create a little last-minute magic, this project will do it. If you’re short on time, buy the bags and make the designs simpler with just a few stamps.
I can’t wait to see my kids’ faces on Christmas morning. I hope they enjoy their gift bags from the big man in red.
Lindsey H.
Sr. Staff Writer
Bright Christmas II Stamp Brush Set  (item #123727)
Festive Flurry Kit (item # 135250)
Happy Jolly Overlays Stamp Brush Set  (item # 135715)
Holiday Home Stamp Brush Set  (item #138116)
O Christmas Tree December Kit (item #136645)
Remember the Joy Pocket Cards (item #136729)
Santa’s List Stamp Brush Set (item # 136515
Sent with Love Kit (item # 132914)
Snowy Soiree Ensemble (item # 135261)
To You From Me Designer Template (item # 132811)
Very Merry Tags Stamp Brush Set  (item # 135262)
Winter Post Stamp Brush Set (item # 119102)
Wishing You Stamp Brush Set (item # 135259)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Send a Christmas Card to this Six year old it may be her last Christmas

6-YEAR-OLD GIRL ASKS FOR HOLIDAY CARDS FOR HER LAST CHRISTMAS

The only thing six-year-old Addie Fausett has on her last Christmas list is cards—preferably the handmade kind.
Addie Fausett, 6, of Fountain Green, Utah
Photo credit: Tami Fausett via TODAY.com
Addie, who has a condition called diffuse atrophy, and her family were told by doctors that this Christmas would probably be her last. So when we saw the article on TODAY.comdescribing this family's wish for their little girl's last Christmas, we thought, who better to make this gift happen than amazing Stampin' Up! demonstrators and their customers?
If you would like to participate and support this family during a difficult time, please take a few minutes to tell all of your cardmaking friends, and then send handmade cards to:
Addie Lynn and Sisters, P.O. Box 162, Fountain Green, UT 84632


Sharon Armstrong
sharon@txstampin.com
214-403-6936
www.sharonarmstrong.stampinup.net

Friday, December 5, 2014

Stampin' Up! Year End Closeouts Started today!

Holy Moley!  After having such a big sale last week who would have thought that Stampin' Up! would have such a Year-End Closeout sale like this????

Click on the photo to check it out!!!!

It will take you right where you need to see it all!

Oh, and HURRY!  While supplies last!!!!

some items that blew me away...

Mini Memories Simply Created Album Kit133332
Price$13.95 $5.59


Festive Designer Kraft Paper Rolls135828
Price$9.95 $6.99  This will be perfect to wrap presents this year!  Matches my theme of my decorations!

Go see for yourself!!!  I am so excited about these items!

Sharon Armstrong
sharon@txstampin.com
www.sharonarmstrong.stampinup.net

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Endless Wishes Photopolymer Gift Tag by Stampin' Up!


This was one of our stunning decorations at the Founders Circle Retreat in September.
I posted this gift tag and had a request on how it was made.
I am happy to share that information with you all!


Supplies you need

Window Frames Collection Framelits Die Item #129021 

Stars Framelits Item #133723

Under the Tree Tag & Bag Accessory Kit #135865

Endless Wishes Photopolymer Stamps Item #136829 

Dazzlin Diamonds Glimmer Paper Item #135315

Cherry Cobbler Sheer Ribbon for tag #135839

Tree punch Item #135859

Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper Item # 135825

Rhinestones Item #119246

Cherry Cobbler Ink Item #126966

INSTRUCTIONS:
Using the Under the Tree Tag & Bag Accessory kit really makes this an easy tag! And could be used as an ornament for the tree!

Stamp Seasons Greetings and snowflake on the white layer(trimmed in cherry cobbler) with Cherry Cobbler Ink

Cut out the White Glimmer Frame with the Window Framelits

Punch out the tree from the green striped sheet of the Under the Tree Designer Series Paper 

Cut out the White Glimmer Star with the Stars Framelits

Attach Cherry Cobbler Ribbon thru the hole in the banner tag and the Windows Framelits

Attach all layers using Liquid Tombow Multipurpose glue Item #110755

Add cute clothes pin from the Under the Tree Tag and Bag Accessory Kit!


**You will need Clear blocks for stamps

**You will need the Big Shot machine to cut out the White Glimmer Paper with the Window Frames Collection Framelits and the Stars framelits

Sharon Armstrong
sharon@txstampin.com
214-403-6936
www.sharonarmstrong.stampinup.net

Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog Kickoff


Soooo excited!  Today we head to Phoenix, Arizona for the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog Kickoff Premiere Party!  The New Catalog will be available to browse on January 6, 2015 along with the highly popular Saleabration catalog!!!

They will share with us new fun ideas and we get to see the new catalog!

I met some really sweet demonstrators when I moved in May and they invited me to do the road trip with them!


I spent yesterday cleaning up my craft room!  It really looked like a hurricane went thru there!
I honestly don't know how it gets so bad!
I love storage systems and am always on the lookout for ways to stay organized!
And while I say my craft room was a mess it had nothing to do with my systems it just was me being so busy and not putting things away!

Some of the things that I have been playing with lately for my upcoming Christmas Online Class is the Stampin' Up! Gift Box Punch Board and the Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board.  I love tools that help me, don't you?







I will share one of the easy peasy Gift Card Holders that I made with the Envelope Punch Board.  After my road trip I will be back at creating more!


Everyone who is taking my Christmas Online Class will get kits to make 4 Gift Card Holders and 6 Gift Tags.  For my Online Classes everyone receives a PDF on how to assemble, Youtube videos and all the supplies needed to create the products!  To receive the kits in the mail for FREE I asked them to purchase on my website www.sharonarmstrong.stampinup.net

You need to order: (If you already have then order anything else for a minimum of $28.75)
  1. Merry Everything Bundle Wood Item #137635 $32.95 OR Clear Item #137636 $28.75

Ink Colors that you need to have:
Cherry Cobbler Item #126966
Garden Green Item #126973


If you are interested I would love to have you join us!


I also have a Bokeh Online Card Class in December too!

You can read my newsletter HERE to find out more information!



Sharon Armstrong
sharon@txstampin.com
214-403-6936
www.sharonarmstrong.stampinup.net