Friday, May 15, 2015

Aloha!

I am so blessed as a Stampin' up! Demonstrator!  Not only am I doing what I love but I am rewarded for it too!

So Aloha means hello and goodbye!  And baby!  I am having a wonderful, relaxing time in Oahu!!!  We've been here two days in the Stampin' Up! Incentive trip!  Here are a few pictures!
Aloha for now!

Sharon Armstrong

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Try it for $5 What do you have to lose?


You should Try Paper Pumpkin!  Fun in a box for so many reasons!!

  1. Or for crafting on the go
  2. Great for Mom an Me craft times!
  3. Or for first time crafters!
  4. Everything you need is in this Little Orange Box!
  5. Each month is a surprise...cards, decor, treats, the list goes on and on!

CLICK ON THE PHOTOS ABOVE TO GET MORE INFORMATION


Or you can contact me with questions.  But HURRY this special 24 hour offer ends on Saturday Night, May 9th at  6:50 PM (MT)

Sharon Armstrong
sharon@txstampin.com
214-403-6936



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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

ICS Blog Hop Celebrate Dad


Father's Day is coming!

Whether you celebrate with your Father 
or anyone that you know that is a 
Father this is a cute card!


You can even change the sentiment 
for other occasions, such as Birthday 
when you need a Manly Card!

I know for me Manly cards can be hard to make!

As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator we receive 
a magazine every two months called 
Stampin' Success.  It features tips and tricks for 
Demonstrators.  Love this magazine!

The most recent one had this cute card 
for Father's Day.  However, It didn't have the 
instructions so I had fun figuring out how to make it!


I made several of them as a matter of fact!





Notice the scraps of paper I used for the pocket?


I also used a scrap of paper for the "thread" in the button!



For the insert this is how I made it.


You have to have an Envelope Punch Board to make this card!!!
Cut the cardstock 7 7/8" x 7 7/8" for the Vest.



I also just had to make a video 
I hope you enjoy!




Thanks for stopping by!
Now head on to the next Blog for some more Inspiration!



Sharon Armstrong
214-403-6936





Friday, May 1, 2015

Water Colored Class Inspired Sharon Armstrong

Sharing a little creativity with you!  I went to my first watercolor class!


This is my painting!

While it's not exactly what the instructor did I was pleased that it turned out pretty good!

It has inspired my Technique Class this month!

 

For May these are the two Online Classes I am offering!
For everyone who places a minimum order and uses the Hostess Code for that class will receive a FREE Card Kit for the Cards in that kit.

The Online class will get 6 Cards and the Water color class will receive 5 cards.  You will also receive a PDF of instructions emailed to you.  And I make a video for each card that will give you various Tips and Tricks to help you with your stamping.

MONTHLY ONLINE CARD CLASS
Receive supplies for Six (6)  cards

HOSTESS CODE JZKCZFMV

Minimum order $25.00

Using Crazy About You Bundle
Photopolymer Item CODE #138873
Clear Mount Item CODE #139325
Wood Mount Item CODE #139324

Any color of inks for stamping sentiments

WATER COLOR TECHNIQUE CLASS

Receive Supplies for Five (5) Cards

HOSTESS CODE X6SCF6GV

Minimum Order $25.00

Supplies needed

White Embossing Powder

White Craft Ink or Versamark

Heat tool

Aquapainter

Reinkers your choice of several colors

Any BOLD Type Stamps for images and words


If you want BOTH kits all you have to do is order $50 worth and use just one of the codes.  Then email me that you want both sharon@txstampin.com

ALL CARD KITS WILL BE MAILED THE WEEK OF MAY 22, 2015

And for all of my customers that have placed at least a $50 order with me since January 2015 you will receive the NEW 2015-2016 Stampin' Up! Catalog in your card kit order.

And can I just say that I have seen the New Catalog and 


Sharon Armstrong
214-403-6936





Thursday, April 30, 2015

Project Life by Stampin' Up! For You Blog Tour



Welcome to the 2010-2011 Advisory Blog Tour!
As AB sisters we love doing these tours!

Project Life by Stampin' Up!
Seriously is the easiest way to do memory keeping!

  1. Print your pictures
  2. Pop them into the protector sheets
  3. Add color with our card collections.
  4. Final touch is journaling!

More photos with my Hawaii Trip Project Life Album!
While I was there my Stampin' Up! Sister Cindy Baughman took me around to her favorite places! 
What a trip to remember!  We ate at her favorite places, she spoiled me with gifts and Leis and we took lots of selfies!

I used the Let's Getaway Project Life Card Collection #137907 and the Let's Getaway Project Life  Accessory Pack #137908


I loved popping up some of my embellishments!





I did learn something this time with my photo printing
I chose True Digital and the photos were smaller than 4X6.
Solution?  Pop them onto a 4X6 Card from the Card collection!


Thank you for stopping by, now off the Fabulous Georgia Giguere's blog!


If you came from the Spunky Janet Wakeland's Blog I am sure you were inspired!


Sharon Armstrong
214-403-6936


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

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
214-403-6936


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
214-403-6936