Thursday, May 5, 2016

I think you will love this gift box like I do


I needed a cute holder and had this idea!
I measured how wide I needed it for the bottles and went from there!

Offering this Tutorial for $7 

You will receive a PDF instructions sheet and Private Step by Step video on how to make it!

And wait until you see the others on the video that I made...GORGEOUS!

Also...think of all the holidays that you might give jewelry!


See my other sample on the video that holds a jewelry box!

And it includes a built in card!

Simply click on the Paypal button and once I receive the notice you will receive the PDF and video link via email!






Thursday, April 28, 2016

Up for a Challenge?

I have been busy unpacking after our move, traveling and trying to work!  Ever have these times in your life?  Kinda overwhelming right?

So what does a crafter do to calm the nerves?  STAMP!

I had fun creating a cute little project that I will be offering as a tutorial!

Stay tuned for more information on that!

Love a Color Challenge?  I do!





REMINDER ABOUT STAMPIN' UP! Retired List!
Things are flying off the shelf!  Don't miss out!  Some items are reduced by 50%




Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Sparkle and Shine is retiring

Some really cute projects using Sparkle and Shine Stamp Set!

Sparkle & Shine Stamp Set

Bermuda Bay, Kraft, Watermelon Wonder, and Whisper White Cardstock
Silver Foil and Shine On Specialty Designer Series Paper; Silver Glimmer Paper
Cucumber Crush and Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Pads®; VersaMark® Pad
Cucumber Crush, Bermuda Bay, and Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin’ Ink® Refills

Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write® Marker

Wink of Stella Glitter Brush


Silver Stampin’ Emboss® Powder; White Baker’s Twine; Silver Metallic Thread; Bermuda Bay 1/8" Stitched Ribbon; 4" x 6" Cellophane Bags; Tiny Treat Boxes; Stampin’ Dimensionals®; Bow Builder, Confetti Stars, and Medium Star Punches; 1/8" Punch; 1-1/4" Circle Punch; Party Punch Pack; Big Shot™; Fry Box Bigz™ L Die; Balloon, Stars, and Tags & Labels Framelits™ Dies; Stampin’ Spritzer



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The Stampin' Up! Retired list is POSTED!
Look at it, make your list of must haves, then ORDER IMMEDIATELY!

I have been doing this for over 18 years and trust me when I say things fly off the shelf and then they are gone forever!

I am here to help you anyway I can!

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Sharon Armstrong
Stampin' Up! Independent Demo
Gold Elite, Recipient Heart of Stampin' Up! Award 2014
Telephone 214-403-6936 
YouTube Channel TxStampinSharon
Everyday I "work" it feels like PLAY!  Want to join me?
 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Stampin' Up! Retired List has posted! Hurry before things are gone!

The Stampin' Up! Retired list is POSTED!
Look at it, make your list of must haves, then ORDER IMMEDIATELY!

I have been doing this for over 18 years and trust me when I say things fly off the shelf and then they are gone forever!

I am here to help you anyway I can!

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Sharon Armstrong
Stampin' Up! Independent Demo
Gold Elite, Recipient Heart of Stampin' Up! Award 2014
Telephone 214-403-6936 
YouTube Channel TxStampinSharon
Everyday I "work" it feels like PLAY!  Want to join me?
 

Friday, April 15, 2016

What to do with Corrugated Cardstock by Stampin' Up!

Make this amazing card!
Remarkable Botanicals 

All images © 1990-2016 Stampin’ Up!®

Supplies:
·         Stamp Sets: Botanical Blooms (140757), Remarkable You (w-139891 or c-139894)
·         Paper: Early Espresso (119686), Old Olive (100702), Watermeon Wonder (1138334), Kraft 12” x 12 (133674), Kraft and White Corrugated Paper (138317)
·         Ink: Watermelon Wonder (138323), Early Espresso (126974)
·         Other:  Botanical Builder Framelits Dies (140819), Big Shot Die-Cutting  Machine (113439), Magnetic Platform (130658), SNAIL adhesive (104332), Glue Dot (103683), Bone Folder (102300), wax paper
           
Measurements:  
·         Early Espresso 5 ½” x 8 ½”
·         Kraft 4” x 5 ¼”
·         Kraft Corrugated 1” x 5 ¼”
·         Watermelon Wonder scrap to cut out flower die
·         Old Olive scrap to cut out leaf die

Instructions:
Place the magnetic platform in the Big Shot, cover with one cutting pad. On the cutting pad place the following in this order: Watermelon card stock, then wax paper, then the large double flower die with cutting edge down, then in another section of the magnetic platform place the Old Olive with the leaf die on top, cutting side down. Then place the other cutting pad on top.  Send through the Big Shot.
Stamp the stamp image of the spattering of tiny flowers in the center of the cut out flower in Watermelon Wonder ink. 
Stamp the flower center in Early Espresso ink.
 Stamp the greeting on the Kraft cardstock in Early Espresso Ink. Attach the Kraft piece to the Early Espresso card base with SNAIL adhesive.
Attach the corrugated piece to the Kraft card stock.
Curl the leaf with the bone folder to add dimension.
Attach the leaf to the card with a glue dot.
Attach the flower to the leaf with a glue dot.
Inside of card: stamp a greeting on Kraft card stock and adhere.

Give this card to a friend and brighten their day!



Thursday, April 14, 2016

Not a party without balloons!

Balloon Celebration
All images © 1990-2016 Stampin’ Up!®


Supplies:
·         Stamp SetsBalloon Celebration Bundle #140810
·         Card Stock – Whisper White #100730; Watermelon Wonder 
·         Stamp Pads – Watermelon Wonder #138323, Bermuda Bay #131171, Daffodil Delight #126944, Versamark #102283
·         Misc. – Cherry on Top Washi Tape #138384, Heat and Stick Powder #100625 , Dazzling Diamonds Glitter #133751, Heat Tool #129053, Dimensionals #104430

Measurements:            
·         Whisper White Base 4 ¼ x 11”                 
·         Whisper White  layer 3 ¾ x 5”, scraps for balloons
·         Watermelon Wonder 3 7/8 x 5 1/8”                                  
         
         
Instructions:
1.    Stamp one small balloon with Bermuda Bay, one with Daffodil Delight
2.    Stamp one large balloon with Watermelon Wonder
3.    Punch out stamped Balloons using Punch Bouquet punch
4.    On large balloon stamp using speckled stamp and Versamark
5.    Pour Heat and Stick Powder over Versamark and heat with heat tool
6.    Pour Dazzling Diamonds Glitter over balloon and heat again with heat tool to cement the glitter
7.    Stamp Balloon Strings with Bermuda Bay
8.    Stamp Bow with Watermelon Wonder
9.    Add three rows of Washi Tape to card as shown, wrapping around Whisper White layer
10. Attach layers using snail adhesive
11. Attach smaller balloons to balloon strings with snail adhesive
12. Attach large balloon with dimensionals

13. Stamp Happy Birthday



Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Monday is the day ACT now!

On Monday April 18th at 1:00 PM MOUNTAIN TIME
Stampin' Up! will announce the Retired list!

I will be sending this information to my Newsletter customers!

BE THE FIRST TO KNOW by signing up for my newsletters HERE

My advice after 18 years of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is ACT FAST!  Things fly off the shelf and are gone forever!

We are always sad when things are retired and sometimes I grab a tissue.

But the good news is we are always excited about the NEW GOODIES in the New Catalog!

Speaking of the new catalog I will have it in my hands on Thursday at the Stampin' Up! Onstage event in Salt Lake City!

I am traveling today with three other demonstrators on a road trip to get there!

To drive thru Arizona and Utah I am speechless by the views!

Here are some fun photos from last years drive!




Plus we stopped in Antelope Canyon which is just stunning!
I am looking forward to this trip!
Stay tuned for more pictures!







I am excited to learn new things at Onstage with Stampin' Up!

But the main thing I am most excited about is seeing my friends!
I have the best friends because of this business!

If you need me email me!
I will pull myself away and get back to you as soon as possible!





Tuesday, April 12, 2016

LAST ONE

THIS IS THE LAST WEEK FOR STAMPIN' UP! WEEKLY DEALS!

And I think they outdid themselves with what they have offered!

You MUST HURRY as supplies are limited!






Sunday, April 10, 2016

Up for a Challenge?

A Sketch Challenge that is!  Sketches can inspire you when your creative juices are not flowing!

Would love to see what you come up with!

Post in the comments!



Here is one idea!


Here is another one!



Today is the last day to place an order on my website to get the FREE April Card Kit!


I posted the information the other day!







Friday, April 8, 2016

I want to say Thank You

When you place a $50 order on my website I send a FREE Card Kit as a Thank You!  Those who have received these are over the moon thrilled!

My new friend Diane said "I never even got a Thank You Card from my previous Demonstrator and to receive a FREE Card Kit to make Five (5) cards was so exciting!"

You have to place an order before April 10th to receive one!

Make sure you do not choose "no contact" from me or I won't know who you are!
Here are the cards for April and the Hostess Codes to use!


All orders must be placed before April 10th to receive the FREECard Kits in the mail from Sharon Armstrong.

Use the Hostess code for the FREE Card Kit that you want to receive from me!

I will mail these kits via US Mail around the 22nd-24th of April

If you are NOT a club member you must shop for $50 minimum.  

All card kits come with precut cardstock, etc for you to stamp and assemble 5 cards plus envelopes.

You also receive PDF instructions and a video to help you assemble!  Those videos are full of tips and tricks!

PLUS... I send you many samples of Additional Ideas to use the stamp sets for!

PLUS, PLUS...I send you some FUN TECHNIQUE ideas too!

April Card Kits are all about Let's bring back sending Birthdaycards again!  I have shared with you the new stamp that Stampin' Up! released so it was only natural to focus on Birthdays during April!

So if you want this stamp to stamp your envelopes with you can add it to your order!


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Card kit contains all cardstock pre-cut and pre-punched for Five (5)cards PLUS BONUS CARD KITS yes you heard me!  You will receive enough supplies to make FIVE of card number FIVE!

  • Endless Birthday Wishes Set #140273 $16.00
  • Cherry On Top Designer Washi Tape #138384 $8.00
  • Whisper White Bakers Twine #124262  $3.00
CLUB MEMBERS MINIMUM ORDER $27.00 (You can order anything you want if you already have these items)
NON CLUB MEMBERS MINIMUM ORDER IS $50

Stampin’ Pads Needed:  Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, Chocolate Chip

Other Products Needed:  Blender Pen, any “yellow” marker, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder

USE HOSTESS CODE TO GET THIS KIT   PJVJSF9J
ORDER ON MY WEBSITE www.sharonarmstrong.stampinup.net

FOR ADDITIONAL CARD KITS CLICK THE BUY NOW BUTTON AND YOU WILL GO TO PAYPAL FOR PAYMENT FOR THE ADDITIONAL CARD KIT.
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I always have balloons at Birthday Parties so this set speaks to me!  
Card kit contains all cardstock pre-cut and pre-punched. 
  •   Balloon Celebration Bundle #140810 $37.25
CLUB MEMBERS MINIMUM ORDER $37.25 stamp set and punch (You can order anything you want if you already have these items)
NON CLUB MEMBERS MINIMUM ORDER IS $50

Stampin’ Pads Needed:  Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, Hello Honey, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Soft Sky

Other Products Needed: Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Triple Banner Punch (optional)

USE HOSTESS CODE TO GET THIS KIT   2DUVKSUH

ORDER ON MY WEBSITE www.sharonarmstrong.stampinup.net

FOR ADDITIONAL CARD KITS CLICK THE BUY NOW BUTTON AND YOU WILL GO TO PAYPAL FOR PAYMENT FOR THE ADDITIONAL CARD KIT.
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Want both of them?  

CLUB MEMBERS Order $74.25

Not a club member?  Simply purchase a minimum of $100
Then use this code and I will send you both card kits!

USE HOSTESS CODE TO GET THIS KIT  FBTZD9YQ  
ORDER ON MY WEBSITE www.sharonarmstrong.stampinup.net