Saturday, January 31, 2015

Project Life by Stampin' Up! For You Blog Tour

Welcome back to our Monthly Advisory Board Sisters Blog Tour.
If you missed last months tour you can see it HERE

The thing about today's tour is that we are actually all together in Orlando, Florida for Stampin' Up!'s Leadership conference.

We live all over the country but we come together at every event to catch up and laugh!

Have you seen our bed photos?  Oh I will post those!
We are a mess!

I know I have said this before on one of our blog tours but these ladies are my sisters.
We served together on the Stampin' Up! Advisory Board 2010-2011.
That is where we learned a lot.
We learned to agree to disagree.
The bond I feel with these ladies is true friendship.

Love between friends seems to begin with commonalities:  We are attracted to people who are similar to us.  Because we share certain qualities, being with others like us validates us, gives us a sense of worth.  After all, they like us, and we like them, so we must be okay.  Of course, things are rarely simple with people:  Sometimes we are attracted to people precisely because of our differences.  In some cases, it's a matter of wishing you were more like the other person.  In other cases, you feel a strong sense of comradery, not because you are similar, but because both of you are so different from everyone else around you!
That totally is us!

I am using the Stampin' Up! FREE Saleabration Project Life pack!  

This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection #138636

There are so many fun cards in this collection that I trimmed down one and made this card.
Because these ladies are Amzaingly Amazing!

Now off to the next blog!

Sharon Armstrong

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Stampin' Up! Mini Treat bag

Enjoy Mini Treat bag

·         Stamp Sets none
·         Card Stock – Rose Red, Whisper White
·         Stamp Pads none
·         Misc. – Bow Punch #137414, Mini Treat bag Framelits #37547, 4 X 6 cello bag #102757, Whisper White cotton ribbon #134567, Painted Petals Designer Series Paper #137784, snail adhesive # 104332, glue dots #103683
·         Cut Designer Series Paper in half to measure 6 X 12
·         Scrap of Whisper White cardstock
·         Scrap of Rose Red Cardstock


1.    Run DSP thru Big Shot using the Mini Treatbag Framelits
2.    Run Rose Red cardstock thru Big Shot using the Enjoy from the Mini Treat bag Framelits set
3.    Run Whisper White Cardstock using the banner from Mini Treat bag Framelits set.
4.    Punch out two of the bows using the Rose Red cardstock scrap
5.    Assemble the bow using glue dots
6.    Assemble the treatbag using snail adhesive.
7.    Attach the Whisper White banner using snail adhesive to the front of your bag
8.    Attach the bow to the White banner using glue dots
9.    Fill cello bag with treats and tie with ribbon

Each Tuesday all of my customers receive 5 FREE Project Sheets!  That looks just like the above instructions!  If you want to see a previous newsletter see it HERE

These projects vary and I am sure that you will love them!

How do you get these?

Join My Mailing List (to the right) to receive monthly newsletters and updates about new card kits, sales and events.

Do you know I offer FREE card kits each month?
You receive supplies for 6 Cards, including embellishments, envelopes and a case.  Each month you place an order for the stamp set that I am using that month.
Then you receive a PDF and videos to help you assemble the cards!

Free Shipping for US orders for my Online Classes! 

My kits include everything needed to make all the projects pictured. All of the papers are pre-cut for you. Our card are full of high quality materials from Stampin' Up!

From beginner to advanced, these kits are perfect for everyone. 

Sharon Armstrong

Monday, January 26, 2015

Mystery Stamp A Long

1st Time Ever!
Mystery Stamp-a-Long!

What??? It's gonna be so fun..... Everyone can participate..... It will be a week-long time of fun, creating, and.....when you are done, you will have an "assortment of projects" that you will be able to easily use right away!

Still confused....well, that's kinda the idea! You just have to want to have a little stamping fun.... Here are a few details....

This is a virtual class!  Anyone Anywhere can do this!
This stamping fun will start on February 9th and ends on February 14th in order for you have time to obtain all of the supplies you need!

To get in on the fun here is a list of items that you will need:

Clue #1 Gather these items:

  1. (2) 12" X 12" pieces of DSP (Designer Series Paper)--can be from any pack, but both should be from same pack so they coordinate.  In the examples everyday I used SWEET TAFFY Once you have selected your DSP, you then need to select:
  2. (2) Different 81/2" X 11" pieces of coordinating cardstock
  3. Coordinating Ribbon (I used 3 different colors of the 1/4" cotton)  
  4. Scraps of coordinating cardstock....
  5. Recommend 1/8" Taffeta, 1/4" Cotton, 1/2" Seam Binding, or 3/8"
  6. Stitched Satin--just need colors that coordinate with your DSP.  (you can even just use one color!)  you might want to make a little list of colors that coordinate with your DSP so you know what scraps to grab!  Each DSP in the catalog tells you what colors are in the pack.
  7. Approximately (2) pieces of Whisper White (or Very Vanilla if it coordinates better with your DSP)
  8. (1) Whisper White or Very Vanilla Envelope
  9. Fast Fuse or Sticky Strip (or other "strong" adhesive)
  10. A variety of punches, including a border punch
  11. I used TAG TALK (pg 66), other good sets would be:
  • Label Love (pg 14)
  • Label Something (pg 21)
  • Age Awareness (pg 50)
  • So Very Happy (pg 55)
  • Cupcake Party (pg 58)
  • Big News (pg 68)

On the first day I will send this supply list again, you will also get cutting instructions, so you have everything ready to go. Now, don't will be easy.....and the cutting should take only about 10 minutes. And then, each day next week (Mon - Fri) you will receive instructions to create one project.

By Friday, you will have 5 projects (almost done!) Still have to keep it a Mystery! Then, on Saturday, my finished projects will be revealed, and at that time, you will have all the info to finish yours.....

Each project should only take 5-10 minutes--Quick and Easy!!! Even the finishing of all 5 should take only 10-15 minutes.

TRUST ME, you want to participate. There will be daily drawings for prizes!!!........... You will get in the drawing each day if you complete the project of the day! So, here is the first chance for you to earn a prize. Email me
HERE that you want to participate

Sign up by emailing me by 6:00 PM on Tuesday, January 27 to get into 1st drawing! And then.... watch for a downloadable instruction sheet to use to gather your supplies and get them cut and ready to go! You will have until Sunday to report in that you are ready for another prize drawing! It's going to be fun, and seriously--ANYONE CAN DO THIS!

Whether you are a "new stamper" or a seasoned one, you will have a blast participating and you will have some fun projects to use either for yourself or to give to friends!  One of the projects is a cute box!

What is the fee?
All you have to do is place an order any size on my website. On the checkout screen enter this Hostess code VARWU7CF

Since I have given you the supplies list double check your supplies and order anything that you don't have!

Place your order on my website

PS Don't forget that it is Saleabration so if your order is close to $50 bump it over so you can choose a FREE Salabration item!

Here is a link to all of the catalogs in case you don't have them!  The Annual Catalog, the Occasions Catalog and the Saleabration Catalogs (if you don't have your own copies let me know and I can mail you one!

Whew!  I know!  It's a lot and it is a Mystery of what the projects are!
But I just did this with my team members and everyone had a blast!
If you have questions, please ask!

Sharon Armstrong

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Where in the world have I been?

I have been working!  On videos for my Online Classes!
I have fun doing them but they sure take a lot of time!

Here are two from my January 2015 Online Class!

Everyone that enrolls in the class is told what stamp set that I will be using.

They place their order for the class then I mail them card kits to make 6 cards via Priority Mail.

They also receive a PDF of instructions and I make a video for each card!

This month we used the Crazy About You Stamp set and Hello You Thinlets!

Pretty fun cards if I say so myself!

Oh and I am also preparing to head to Stampin' Up! Leadership in Orlando this week.
Best thing to see my stamping friends!

I am making downline gifts, swaps and all kinds of stuff to take!

Not enough hours in the day right now!

I hope you enjoy the videos and if you want to find out about February's class using Sheltering Tree then SUBSCRIBE TO MY MAILING LIST IN THE RIGHT HAND COLUMN OF THE BLOG!
We would love to have you join us!

Sharon Armstrong

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Lotus Blossom FREE Saleabration

I think I am in love!  This set is so pretty and easy to do!  And best part it's FREE!  During Stampin' Up! Saleabration 2015

You don't need a stamp a ma jig to line up all the flower pieces!

I was playing with Blendabilites too, coloring drywall tape!  Gave a pretty accent to the card I think!

I also used the Blendabilities to color the ribbon!

Which by the way you can also choose Blendabilites for FREE if your order is $50!

And this card I used the new Stacked with Love DSP from the Occasions Catalog!

Saleabration runs January thru March and you can totally get this set for FREE if you place an order for $50 before taxes and shipping

My online store is

And this is going to be my Thank You Cards this month!  Swoon!  So you will receive one if you order from me!

Sharon Armstrong

Monday, January 12, 2015

Why now, why me?

Why now, why me?  Why choose Sharon Armstrong as your upline with Stampin' Up!?

Right now we are having Saleabration and if you join now you do get to choose from some additional FREE items!

Also the other Catalog (beside the annual catalog) is the Occasions Catalog  here is the online link to that for you

I would be happy to send you any catalogs that you may not have!  I just need your mailing information.

Since my team is located all over the US, I send out project sheet Ideas each week to help inspire your creativity.

We also have a Team Facebook page that I have different contests, slumber parties(virtual) and other fun things.

It is a great community of fellow teammates that are always ready and willing to answer any questions!  And cheer you on!

I also send out important updates from Stampin' Up for those who don't have time to always check the SU information posted on the website.

I am always available to answer your questions and give you tips for a successful business, no matter what direction your business goes!

Some choose to build as a business, some want to do craft shows, some want to sell their cards while others simply enjoy the benefits of the discount as a demonstrator.

I have been a demonstrator for over 17 years.  I am here to stay!

Have served on the prestigious Advisory Board and was awarded the Heart of Stampin' Up Award this year. 

I have personal experience with holding workshops, online classes, making YouTube videos, holding large training events and doing live demonstrations.

Here are the two options that you can choose from when you join during Saleabration.

The starter kit (that you can totally customize) is $99.00 plus tax.  FREE shipping.

For that $99 you get to shop for up to $125 worth of products!

I would love to know what questions you have!

If you are ready to join now you can do it very easily on my website here

Sharon Armstrong

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Mini Treat Bag Framelit and Bow Punch by Stampin' Up!

Playing with my new goodies from the Stampin' Up! Occasions 2015 Catalog!
This card is pretty as a package!
Oh and it includes the package!  Complete with the bow and the bag envelope!
I am in love!

  • Run the envelope framelit and your Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper thru the Big Shot.  Fold on Score lines, add adhesive (I used Snail)
  • The FOR YOU is part of the Framelits set, simply run that thru using Tangerine Tango Cardstock.
  • The little banner is also in the Framlits and I used Whisper White cardstock for that.
  • I did attach that with Sticky Strip since it was folded in half.
  • Make the card insert 3 1/2" by 5 3/4" Whisper White.  Stamp images, from Birthday Stamp set from Saleabration.
  • Punch out two bows using Tangerine Tango cardstock.
  • I put the bow together with glue dots.  Then attached to the card with glue dots as well!

Product List
If you need an Occasions Catalog and Saleabration Brochure let me know!

Sharon Armstrong

Monday, January 5, 2015

You still have time!


Why Join the Next Round of Stamp Club with Sharon?


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!!!

What you receive each month:
included in your class:
  • the chosen stamp set(s) just for this class
  • all card stock and designer paper pre-cut for the projects
  • all the punching, cutting and dry embossing already done for you
  • embellishments
  • envelopes
  • a detailed set of instructions sent via email in a PDF format.  
  • I also include a video for further instructions.
  • If there are other things needed, not already included in the kit, I will let you know ahead of time.

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!
  • BONUS:  if you commit to JOINING the club 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!

What do you do to JOIN?  Click this email link and let me know!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Project Life by Stampin' Up! For You Blog Tour

Welcome to another AB Sisters Blog Tour!

To finish my Christmas Memory Book I wanted to use Seasonal Snapshot.  In the Seasonal Snapshot  Project Life there are cards for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  So this was perfect to use with my Hello December that I did last month for my online Project Life group!

I had several protector pages left over that all were the 4 x 6 ones.  So I decided to make use of the 4 X 6 cards that came in the Seasonal Snapshot kit.  I felt I need some title pages to go along with my other pages.

This Christmas means a lot to me because we moved away from our kids and grandkids and will be traveling to see them all on Christmas Day!  I will be taking lots of photos and want to pop them in this album that is just ready and waiting for them!


I created a video if you would like to watch it  that explains what I did to create these!

Sharon Armstrong

Now Hop on over to the next blog....You will love it!

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Happy Holidays from me and Stampin' Up!

I hope that you all have a wonderful time with friends and family.
I will be heading to Texas to visit my kids, grandkids and friends.
Sharon Armstrong