Sharon Lyons

Sharon Lyons ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator ~ Senior Supervisor

contact info

The Stamp Shack, Chico, CA
Phone: 530.899.7126
Email: chicolyons1@sbcglobal.net
Stampin' Up! Web Site: www.sharonlyons.stampinup.net
Custom Invitations Web Site: www.custominvitationcreations.blogspot.com

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

November 2013 ~ Classes & Events


November’s “Best of 25 Years!” is available

As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, we’re bringing back some of your favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release-one set per month-during 2013.  Even better, along with some great classic images, each “Best of” set will also include a never-before-seen image!  As a special incentive to collect the “Best of” stamps, we’re including a collector’s card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every “Best of” set.  Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95!  Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

 

~~ November Classes ~~

 

November 9 – Holiday Boutique – Free – 11:30am-3:30pm - 3057 Hudson Ave, Chico - Join us for an afternoon of Holiday Shopping Fun with 8 different companies. Enjoy shopping, snacks & a door prize at each table (mine will be a $10 Stampin’ Up! Gift Certificate). Sign up for the Grand Door Prize valued at over $150! Bring a friend & tell friends and family. All are welcome!  Directions: From East Ave head north on Ceanothus, right on Colonial, left on Hudson Ave. 1st house on the left

 

November 15, 16 & 17 – Home Spun Holiday Boutique – FREE – 9 Delaware Dr, Chico - Come check out the jewelry, Christmas ornaments, hand painted chairs, stools & more.  There will be felted purses, Christmas stockings, felt turkeys, recycled snowmen, Santas and ladies.  We will have many hand sewn, knitted and crochet items.  The Fall & Christmas arrangements, as well as tile stepping stones, are waiting for you.  Come check out the snow globes too.  Hope to see you here!  HOURS:  Nov. 15th 10am-7pm  -  Nov. 16th 9am-6pm  -  Nov. 17th noon-4pm

 

November 16 - Say Yes to the Dress - $20 – 1pm-4pm - The Stamp Shack - Don’t you just love the new Dress Up Sizzix die (item 130101, $24.95)?  Like me, you may have seen all the great designs and ideas using this die.  Well, it is time to learn how to use it and make some great dresses that anyone would be proud to say “YES!” to.  Receive a $5 discount on the class if you have the Dress Up die and bring it to the class.  All ages welcome, please bring scissors and adhesive.  Please RSVP by November 15th.

 

November 22 - Stamp-A-Stack Card Making Class - $20 - 10am-5pm - The Stamp Shack - Come join me for some stamping good fun!  While here you will be making 12 Christmas cards (3 each of 4 different designs) PLUS we will play with the new Envelope Maker (bring some Christmas themed scrapbook paper to experiment with).  This is a "drop in" class.  Door opens at 10am and closes at 5pm.  All ages welcome.  Please bring scissors/adhesive.  Please RSVP by Thursday, November 21st.  NOTE:  Stamp-A-Stack is one week early this month due to Thanksgiving!

 

November 30 – Small Business Home Vendor Faire – FREE – 9am-4pm - Durham Community Method Church, 2404 Durham Dayton Highway, Durham - Shop local and help Small Business Home Vendors at this wonderful event.  Get some great Christmas gifts for those you love, neighbors, friends and co-workers.  Heck, you can even get something for that grumpy neighbor of yours!  There will be 10 exciting vendors there, including: Stampin’ Up!, Tupperware, Partylite, My 31 Gifts, Premier Design Jewelry, and more vendors are being added daily.  I will have a door prize at my table for a $10 Stampin’ Up! gift certificate.  Come on by and get your name in the drawing!  Bring a friend and get your name in twice for bringing them.  All are welcome.  Spread the word!

 

~~ December Classes ~~

 

December 20 - Stamp-A-Stack Card Making Class - $20 - 10am-5pm - The Stamp Shack - Come join me for some stamping good fun!  While here you will be making 12 Thank You cards, 3 each of 4 different designs.  This is a "drop in" class.  Door opens at 10am and closes at 5pm.  All ages welcome.  Please bring scissors/adhesive.  Please RSVP by Thursday, December 19th.  NOTE:  Stamp-A-Stack is one week early this month due to Christmas!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

June and July Classes


2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! Catalog

The 2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is now available in paperback and on-line at http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/.  Contact me today to get your FREE paperback copy.

 
2013 Marker Club

Join the 2013 Marker Club and enjoy all 38 colors in our color collections (except Whisper White and Very Vanilla) in one sturdy case, with extra space for In Color markers.  Each month, a set of Stampin’ Up!’s Many Marvelous Markers (pg. 163) is purchased by the Club with the cost ($130) split equally between its members. Each Marker Club Member receives an equal amount of markers every month with the storage case going to the current month’s Hostess.  The Marker Club Hostess will have the option of hosting a workshop, catalog party or bringing the workshop total up to $150 in merchandise to receive Hostess Benefits during their appointed month as Hostess.  Club Members receive a free 2013-2014 Catalog and will be invited to attend my Hostess Appreciation Party in May of 2014.  At this party you will make 4 cards and 1 3-d item for free as well as receive the upcoming 2014-2015 Catalog prior to its release to the general public.  This is a great way to get all of the Many Marvelous Markers without feeling the cost crunch all at once.  Contact me today to become a member of the 2013 Marker Club.

  

~~ CLASSES ~~

~~ June ~~

 June 23 – Tin & Card Class - $20 - 1pm-3:30pm
The Stamp Shack
 
We will be making 4 cards with matching envelopes and decorating a coordinating storage tin.  Give this tin and cards as a gift or keep it for yourself.  Space limited to 9.  All ages welcome.  Please bring scissors/adhesive.  Please RSVP by Saturday, June 22nd.

 

June 28 - Stamp-A-Stack Card Making Class - $20 - 10am-8pm
The Stamp Shack
 
Come join me for some stamping good fun!  While here you will be making 12 cards, 3 each of 4 different designs.  This is a "drop in" class.  You may show up anytime between 10am and 5:30pm to start the class.  All ages welcome.  Please bring scissors/adhesive.  Please RSVP by Thursday, June 27th.

 
~~ July ~~

 
July 12 – 6x6 Folding Scrapbook Class - $30 – 12:30pm-4:30pm
The Stamp Shack
 
Make a delightful 6” x 6” folding scrapbook.  Give this scrapbook as a gift or keep it for yourself and display it on a table.  We will be using Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper (pg 150), Mosaic Madness stamp set (pg. 123), Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder (pg. 191) and more.  Class is $30 at the door.  If you RSVP “yes” and do not show up, you are still responsible for the class fee and will receive the class kit.  All ages welcome.  Please bring scissors and your favorite adhesive.  Class size is limited to 7.  Please RSVP by July 11th. 

 

July 26 - Stamp-A-Stack Card Making Class - $20 - 10am-8pm
The Stamp Shack
 
Come join me for some stamping good fun!  While here you will be making 12 cards, 3 each of 4 different designs.  This is a "drop in" class.  You may show up anytime between 10am and 5:30pm to start the class.  All ages welcome.  Please bring scissors/adhesive.  Please RSVP by Thursday, July 25th.

 

July 28 – Christmas in July - $20 – 1pm
The Stamp Shack
 
It’s that time of year again; it’s time to start thinking about Christmas.  Only 5 more months go to.  Are you ready to get a head start on Christmas?  Here is your chance to do so!  We will be making 3 Christmas projects/gifts and 1 Christmas card.  All ages welcome, please bring scissors and adhesive.  Please RSVP by July 27th.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

North State Parent Magazine

So I know I haven't posted here in quite a while (2 1/2 months to be exact) but I have been having trouble posting.  I would do all of the work and hit "save" and everything would disappear.  Ugh!  So frustrating!  Well, I think I have finally fixed it.  Don't know what I did or who I did it, but it's fixed and that's all I care about.  Woohoo!

And now, on to what I wanted to post...

I am featured in the January 2013 issue of North State Parent Magazine regarding crafting.  I'm so excited and feel blessed that they chose me to be in the article along with a very talented gal from Redding, CA.

I have pasted the article below.  Hope you enjoy it!  Here is a link to their web site:   http://northstateparent.com/

I have also written a couple of artices for them.  If you feel so inclined, go a head and check them out.  Currently, there are 2 posted from 2011 in Arts & Crafts,  http://northstateparent.com/category/arts-crafts/

Okay, and now on to the article...

    

Creating & Preserving Memories – Women in the North State Learn the Art of Card Making and Scrapbooking while Having Fun!

Getting creative at Chico Scrapbooks.
Getting creative at Chico Scrapbooks.

For a lot of women, especially moms, it’s important to find some free time in daily life for socializing. Finding a hobby where they can develop creativity and socialize at the same time is ideal. For women in the North State, classes are available for both scrapbooking and card making, two popular hobbies where women can tap their creative spirit while enjoying each others’ company.

A great way to learn how to make personalized greeting cards is to attend a Stamp-A-Stack Card Class. Sharon Lyons of Chico, California is an independent demonstrator and senior supervisor for Stampin’ Up!, a rubber stamp/craft-making company. Sharon offers monthly classes in her home, each class focusing on a theme or holiday using a variety of stamps for every occasion so that participants come away with easy-to-make yet personalized cards.

At each class, Sharon sets up four tables. Each features a different card design she has created, and offers three variations of each design, along with the necessary materials cut specifically for the card projects. Class attendees can use her model, or vary their cards using the rubber stamps provided. At the end of the class, there is the satisfaction of having created something that is useful while enjoying time learning a new craft. I attended one of Sharon’s classes and came away with 12 personalized holidays cards which I sent to family and friends for Christmas.


Denise Smith enjoys taking creative classes with Sharon Lyons of Cards by Sharon in Chico.
Denise Smith enjoys taking creative classes with Sharon Lyons of Cards by Sharon in Chico.
 
 
Participating in a card-making class is also a great way to meet and socialize with other women, and many form friendships that go beyond the class. Roseanne Anderson and two friends met at one of Sharon’s classes and now go out to movies, and have craft nights and dinner together regularly. Another customer, Denise Smith, loves Sharon’s classes and remarks enthusiastically, “It’s instant satisfaction. It’s therapy!”

Stampin’ Up! has a catalog of hundreds of rubber stamps and tools to create cards and other projects. RenĂ© Boyes-Murdo is one of Sharon’s enthusiastic card-makers and is impressed with the cards. “It’s a very versatile and high-quality product,” says RenĂ©.

As a demonstrator, Sharon also enjoys the social aspect of her job as she is able to socialize with her customers and form friendships. “I’ve met a lot of different ladies that I normally would never meet,” states Sharon. “Now I consider them friends instead of customers.”

If you have an interest in scrapbooking, She’s Crafty in Redding, CA is a store where you can find all the supplies and ideas you need for this popular hobby. Owner Jenny Gannon offers regular classes where participants learn how to create seasonal projects and albums, such as recipe albums and “thankful” mini-albums. “I love that I can create a work of art of such quality, and often learn something new at the same time,” says customer Andrea Campbell.

Jenny offers regular Crop Nights, a time when scrapbook enthusiasts can come in and work on their latest scrapbooking projects for extended periods of time. The class is usually offered on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at least two times per month, and attendees can socialize with a potluck.


Jenny Gannon, owner of She's Crafty in Redding.
Jenny Gannon, owner of She’s Crafty in Redding.
 
Adele Beckman is a foster parent who makes photo books for the children in her care. Adele states enthusiastically, “I love being able to scrapbook in a fun environment with friends. We talk, laugh, eat and share our photos. I have made lots of friends through scrapbooking.”

Kim Faires, who compares Crop Night to the old-fashioned quilting bee of the past, explains that scrapbooking is not just a hobby; it is “people gathering to work on something for their families while chatting, sharing and spending a bit of time together.”

Both Sharon and Jenny express their passions about their chosen careers in craftmaking. “Being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is so rewarding,” says Sharon. “For me, helping someone create that perfect project for a special occasion is the best feeling in the world.” And Jenny states, “We’re here for your heart.”
Contact Info
Jenny and Sharon both write regular blogs where you can check for events, updates, schedules and projects.
Cards by Sharon
Sharon Lyons, Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator, Senior Supervisor.
Chico
(530) 899-7126
www.sharonlyons.stampinup.net
She’s Crafty
Jenny Gannon
2620 Larkspur Lane, Suite A, Redding
(530) 722-9200
www.shescraftyscrapbook.blogspot.com

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Stamps Gone Single


Single Stamps

Stampn' Up! is trying out something new! We're excited to offer you the chance to buy single pieces from these select stamp sets: Word Play, Perfectly Penned, and Seasonal Sayings. The offer will be available now through January 2, 2013. 






Here are the details:
  • You can find the stamp item numbers on the flyers.
  • The single stamps can be ordered in the online store.
  • These won't be sent to you in our typical cases or packaging; they'll be packaged in cello bags. If you'd like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item 119105).
  • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only.
  • The stamps won't come with a Clear-Mount Block, and you'll need to buy a block separately if you don't already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyers.
  • There's no limit on how many pieces you can buy.
  • This offer is not available in Quebec.
  • Remember that this is a pilot program, so take advantage of it while you can!
Goto my website, www.sharonlyons.stampinup.net, to place your order or contact me directly.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Stamp and Craft Garage Sale



Friday, June 29, 2012
10am-3pm
The Stamp Shack
by Thursday, June 28, 2012


Come on over to check out the stamp sets, card stock,
inks & accessories for sale.
Craft items & previous class samples will also be
available for purchase.
Go to the "Retired SU! Items for Sale" tab to see a
small listing of stamp set for sale.

Hope to see you here!