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

Saturday, November 27, 2010

04-25-2010 Wedding Slide Show using My Digital Studio

videoHere are photos from the wedding ensemble that I did in April 2010.  This was a fun invitation to make.  I found the design in the Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog 2009-2010.  Sorry for the quality of the slide.  This is the first one I have ever made and know there is room for improvement.  I used My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up!  Which you can get for 50% off right now through November 30th.  Hope you like it!  Please feel free to leave a comment.  Also, be sure to check out my Upcoming Events/Classes page to see the classes I am holding next weekend.

~  Sharon 


Monday, November 22, 2010

Online Spectacular - Save 20%-50%


For nine days only—November 22-30—get FREE SHIPPING on orders over $150!
Plus you can save up to 50 percent off select Stampin’ Up!® products—including
My Digital Studio software and Designer Fabric!

Visit my Online Store to see the complete list of discounted items.


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Missing In Action

Hi All ~  Sorry I haven't posted in quite a while.  I found out on October 29th that I was going to have shoulder surgery on November 2nd.  I am still recovering but am finally able to type with little pain so I thought I had better jump on my blog and let you know why I have been MIA. 

My 1-1/2 hour surgery to remove a calcium deposit turned in to a 3 hour rotator cuff surgery.  I will now be in a sling for a month instead of 2 weeks.  Yikes! 

All classes for November were either canceled or rescheduled.  My December classes are still on track to be held.  Click here to see my calendar of events.  Click here to sign up for any of my up coming classes.

Thanks for your patience in waiting for me to post events and projects.  I hope to be able to post card photos from some previous classes real soon.

~ Sharon

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Wedding Invitations & Wedding Ensembles

I have finished 4 weddings and am now waiting to meet my next bride for a "Rock Star" wedding in 2011.  I find the weddings so exciting to do.  If you need help designing or are looking for someone to make your invitations for you, I'm your person.  Contact me today to get started.

I started in October of 2009 when I met with a bride who was planning her wedding for May 8, 2010.  I designed and made her Wedding Invitations (95), RSVP Cards (95), Insert Cards (95), Escort Cards (130), Table Signs (18), Programs (80), Bar Menu (1), Specialty Drink Menu (1), Appetizer Menu (1) and Buffet Menu (1).

My next bride I met in February 2010, her wedding was April 25, 2010.  I helped to design and make her Wedding Invitations (35) and RSVP Cards (35).  I made Reserved Table Signs (3), Children's Table (1) as well as "Mr." and "Mrs." signs for them to have their pictures taken with after the ceremony.

I met my third bride at my son's baseball practice in April 2010.  Her wedding was on June 27, 2010.  She was visiting from Canada and was there visiting one of her bridesmaid and to watch her God Son at the practice.  She had just sent out her wedding invitations but had no idea as to what to do for her escort cards and table signs.  The wedding had a travel theme because the groom works as a news reporter and travels all over the world.  They also had guests from all over the world attending.  I ended up making her Escort Cards (137) and Table Signs (18).  Her bridesmaid traveled from Chico, California to Toronto, Canada with them as her "carry-on" luggage!!

I just met my fourth bride at the end of May 2010.  Her wedding was September 18, 2010.  I made made Invitations (35), RSVP Cards (35), Insert Cards (35), Escort Cards (50), Thank You Cards (50), Boutonniere Tags (50), Buffet Table Signs (4), Individual Dish signs (20), Favor Tags (50), Drink Menu (1) and Bar Menu (1).  You can see some photos of this wedding in posts labeled 09-18-2010 Wedding.

4 wedding in under 1 year!  How exciting!!!

I will be posting photos of the wedding items as time allows me to do so.  Please check back frequently for photos of all the wedding items I have made.  Thanks for reading!  Please feel free to post a comment(s)!

~  Sharon

05-08-2010 Wedding
Invitation, RSVP Card, Insert Cards & Envelopes
05-08-2010 Wedding
Close up of wedding invitation ensemble.



05-08-2010 Wedding
Escort Cards at the Wedding Site.
  

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Stampin' Up! 20% Off Bundle Promotion

Check out this great promotion from Stampin' Up!

I already have the Tags Till Christmas Bundle but can't wait to get the
Simply Adorned Gift Bundle.
If you wish to order any of these bundles you can simply contact me via phone or email
~~  OR  ~~
you can go to my online store at http://www.sharonlyons.stampinup.net/
and place your order there. 
Be sure to select me as your demonstrator so you get the
preferred pricing on all other items from our catalogs.

This promotions runs from October 19, 2010 through December 16, 2010.

Click on the image of the Holiday Mini Catalog 2010 (on left) to see items that are included in the bundles. 



 
Vintage Christmas Card Bundle
Bells & Boughs Set & Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper
#124067 - Wood Mount - $23.95
#124068 - Clear Mount - $19.92

Contempo Christmas Card Bundle
Contempo Christmas Set and Holly Holiday Designer Series Paper
#124071- Wood Mount - $20.72
#124072 - Clear Mount - $17.52

Tags till Christmas Bundle 1
Tags till Christmas Set and Decorative Label Punch
#124077 - Wood Mount - $38.32
#124078 - Clear Mount - $31.92

Tags till Christmas Bundle 2
Tags till Christmas Set and Ornament Punch
#124478 - Wood Mount - $38.32
#124477 - Clear Mount - $31.92

Gift Packaging Bundle
Gifted Set and Mini Lunch Sacks
#124083 - Wood Mount - $26.32
#124084 - Clear Mount - $19.92

Simply Adorned Gift Bundle
Charming Set, Simply Adorned 1" x 1/4" Charm, and Simply Adorned 24" Chain
#124076 - Wood Mount - $39.88

Frame Gift Bundle
Definitely Decorative Chunky Frame and Small Chocolate Chip Dotted Flourish Decor Elements
#124075 - $19.95

Monday, October 11, 2010

Cards & Tin/Frame Class

Join me this Saturday for the Card Tin/Frame Class.  While at this class you will make 4 cards with coordinating envelopes.  You will also decorate the tin storage box to coordinate with the cards.  The tin can be used as a frame once the cards have been used.  Make this wonderful gift for that friend who "has everything" or keep it for yourself!  Great gift idea!  Class details:

Cards & Tin/Frame Class
Saturday, October 16th
 The Stamp Shack
1-4pm, $20
RSVP by 10/15
530.899.7126

 Class Colors: Whisper White, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant & Perfect Plum




Card Tin/Frame Class
4 Cards & Front of Tin
Using: Whisper White, Old Olive, Rich Razzelberry & Orchard Opulence (retired)
  
Card Tin/Frame Class
Inside of Tin

Card Tin/Frame Class
Back of Tin


It Happened Again!

Once again, I just have to say I Love Stampin' Up!  A couple of posts back I let you know that I had won a free stamp set from SU! because I was participating in a class called the Recruit Crew.  Well, guess what happened again?  I won another stamp set!!!  I've been going through the catalog over and over again trying to decide which one to get and I think I've finally made up my mind.  I'm going to get Wonderful Favorites!  Check it out below!  You can expect to see it being used at Stamp-A-Stack in the near future.  And don't worry, I will post photos of what I create with it.  Until next time, have a most wonderful day!  ~ Sharon 


Wonderful Favorites Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!
Wonderful Favorites
$40.95 - #115114 - pg. 153


Stamp-A-Stack September 2010

Howdy Everyone!  Here are the photos of the September Stamp-A-Stack Card Making Class.  With Halloween just around the corner we made 3 Halloween cards and a Fall card.  Check out the mummy card!  Isn't it stinking cute!!!  It was so much fun to make AND I was able to use up TONS of scraps! 
Stamp-A-Stack
September 2010
1 of 4
Punches
1/2" Circle - $5.95 - #119869 - pg. 203
3/4" Circle - $10.95 - #119873 - pg. 203
Card Stock
Whisper White - $8.50 - #100730 - pg. 169
Basic Black - $6.95 - #121045 - pg. 169
Ink
Sahara Sand - $5.95 - #105208 - pg. 169
Miscellaneous Items
Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen - $3.95 - #105021 - pg. 195
Stampin' Dimensionals - $3.95 - #104430 - pg. 197


When I hold a Stamp-A-Stack I love to see what everyone does with the card designs.  Basically everyone kept this card the same except for the little bats.  Most everyone ended up stamping the bats in a random pattern.  Its pretty interesting because whenever I have a mom and daughter combo at SAS the moms keep the card exactly like my sample and the daughters change it completely. 

Stamp-A-Stack
September 2010
2 of 3
Stamp Set
All Holidays - $34.95 - #114916 - pg. 154
Every Little Bit - wood $39.95 - #117096 or clear $27.95 - #120558 - pg. 65
Card Stock
Whisper White $8.50 - #1000730 - pg. 169
Not Quite Navy $6.95 - #101722 - pg. 168
More Mustard $6.96 - #100946 - pg. 168
Cajun Craze $6.95 - #119684 - pg. 168
Ink
Not Quite Navy $5.95 - #102977 - pg. 168
Stampin' Pastels $24.95 - #120962 - pg. 194
Miscellaneous Items
Blender Pens $9.95 - #102845 - pg. 195
Hemp Twine $2.95 - #100982 - pg. 190
Stampin' Dimensionals $3.95 - #104430 - pg. 197


So once again here is a card that was fun to make.  It is a spinning card.  If you look real close you can see where the Word Window punch was used behind each of the images.  When you tilt the card side to side the images spin back an forth.  It was so fun to see how every ones eyes lit up when they first saw the card and what it does.  Contact me for directions!  
Stamp-A-Stack
September 2010
3 of 4
Stamp Set
Batty for You $23.95 - #116576 - pg. 25
Punches
1-3/4" Scallop Circle Extra-Large $16.95 - #119854 - pg. 201
1-1/4" Circle Large $15.95 - #119861 - pg. 203
Word Window Large $15.95 - #119857 - pg. 203
Card Stock
Basic Black $6.95 - #121045 - pg. 169
Old Olive $6.95 - #100702 - pg. 166
Elegant Eggplant $6.95 - #105126 - pg. 168
Pumpkin Pie $6.95 - #108117 - pg. 166
Ink
Ole Olive $ 5.95 - #102277 - pg. 166
Elegant Eggplant - $5.95 - #105210 - pg. 168
Pumpkin Pie $5.95 - #105216 - pg. 166
Miscellaneous Items
Stampin' Dimensionals $3.95 - #104430 - pg. 197
Paper-Piercing Tool $3.50 - #116631 - pg. 198
Mat Pack $9.95 - #105826 - pg. 198
Pennies
When making this card it is important to stamp the tree image first, then make the moon/sun using the circle punch.  After making the moon/sun use a mask over it and make the sky.  After making the card I decided it was missing something.  Once I added the Crochet Trim it just seemed to work!  I love how peaceful this card is. 
Stamp-A-Stack
September 2010
4 of 4
Stamp Set
Lovely As a Tree $27.95 - #115026 - pg. 114
Card Stock
Very Vanilla - $8.50 - #101650 - pg. 169
Sahara Sand $6.95 - #121043 - pg. 169
Old Olive $6.95 - #100702 - pg. 166
Daffodil Delight $5.95 - #119667 - pg. 166
Punches
1-3/8" Circle Large $15.95 - #119860 - pg. 203
Ink
Early Espresso $5.95 - #119670 - pg. 169
Miscellaneous Items
Crochet Trim Victoria 5/8" $6.95 - #118481 - pg. 190
Stampin' Pastels $24.95 - #120962 - pg. 194
Stamping Sponges $3.50 - #101610 - pg. 195
Cutter Kit $16.95 - #106958 - pg. 199
Thanks for stopping by!  Come back soon, I'll be posting photos of my 6x6 Folding Scrapbook Class next Sunday.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Stamp-A-Stack August 2010

Hi All!  I am so excited that I started my blog in September.  It has been so much fun working on it and learning everything I need to know about blogging.  My blog design is coming along slowly but I am getting there.  So please check in regularly to watch my blog evolve.

Here are the photos from my August Stamp-A-Stack Card Making Class.  At SAS we make 12 cards, 3 each of 4 different designs for $20.  There is also a bonus item available for an additional $2.  Unfortunately, I can't seem to locate the bonus item, but as soon as I do, I'll post it.  The first photo is one that I posted previously but wanted to post again with the rest of the cards from that class.  Isn't it just wonderful?  I love the combination of the brown and purples. 

Stamp-A-Stack
August 2010
1 of 4
Stamp Set
Elements of Style - wood $27.95 - #118611 - clear $19.95 - #120045 - pg. 133
Punches
Scallop Oval Extra-Large Punch - $16.95 - #119856 - pg. 201
              2"x1-3/8" Oval Extra Large Punch - $16.95 - #119859 - pg. 202
Sizzix
Top Note Bigz Die - $21.95 -  #113463 - pg. 207
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine - $99.95 - #113439 - pg. 204
Card Stock
Perfect Plum - $6.95 - #101889 - pg. 167
Elegant Eggplant - $6.95 - #105126 - pg. 168
Very Vanilla - $8.50 - #101650 - pg. 169
Ink
Elegant Eggplant - $5.95 - #105210 - pg. 168
Versamark - $7.50 - #102283 - pg. 195
Embossing Items
Stampin' Emboss Powder - Clear - $4.75 - #109130 - pg. 196
Embossing Buddy - $5.95 - #103083 - pg. 196 
Powder Pals - $19.95 - 3102197 - pg. 196
Heat Tool - $29.95 - #100005 - pg. 196 
Miscellaneous Items
Smooch Spritz Log Cabin - $4.95 - #119921 - pg. 195
Color Catcher - $5.95 - #121093 - pg. 195
This card reminds me of the hydrangeas that were between our house and the neighbors when I was a little girl.  I remember that they were blue and that there were 4 beautiful bushes. Once, on May Day, I picked some of them, made a little cone basket from construction paper and hung them on my neighbors door.  I then rang the door bell and ran like crazy.  I thought that my neighbor would just LOVE the flowers that I had picked for her.  It didn't hit me until later in the day that I had picked HER flowers...

Stamp-A-Stack
August 2010
2 of 4
Stamp Set
Because I Care - Level 1 Hostess - wood - free - #118384 - clear - free - #120118 - pg. 11
Punches
3/16" Corner Small - $6.95 - #119871 - pg. 200
Curly Label Extra Large - $16.95 - #119851- pg. 202
Sizzix
Movers & Shapers - $42.95 - #114506 - pg. 209
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine - $99.95 - #113439 - pg. 204
Card Stock
Old Olive - $6.95 - #100702 - pg. 166
Whisper White - $8.80 - #1007302 - pg. 169
Ink
Old Olive - $5.95 - #102272 - pg. 168
Bashful Blue - $5.95 - #105209 - pg. 167
Basic Black - 5.95 - #101179 - pg. 169
Miscellaneous Items
Stampin' Dimensionals - $3.95 - #104430 - pg. 197
Sponge Daubers - $10.95 - #102892 - pg. 195
This third card didn't originally have the ribbon on it.  One of my ladies said "This would be so cute with some ribbon on it.", so I grabbed some ribbon, handed it to her and she added it to her cards.  She was most definitely right!  So I asked her to add the ribbon to my sample and VIOLA!  I have to say a BIG "Thank You, Kika!" 
 

Stamp-A-Stack
August 2010
3 of 4
 Stamp Set
Define Your Life - $47.95 - #114950 - pg. 161
Punches
Ornament Extra Large Punch - $16.95 - #119847 - pg. 202
Scallop Trim Boarder - $15.95 - #11842 - pg. 200
Card Stock
Very Vanilla - $8.50 - #101650 - pg. 169
Pretty In Pink - $ 6.95 - #100459 - pg. 167
Basic Gray - $ 6.95 - #121044 - pg. 169
Designer Series Paper Lap of Luxury - $9.95 - #120436 - pg. 174
Ink
Basic Gray - $5.95 - #109120 - pg. 169
Pretty In Pink - $3.50 - #100045 - pg. 167
Miscellaneous Items
Stampin' Dimensionals - $3.95 - #104430 - pg. 197
3/8" Taffeta Ribbon - $6.95 - #109067 - pg. 167
This fourth card was a fun one to make.  Can't you just imagine walking downtown, gazing into this bakery window and enjoying the smells that come wafting through the air?

Stamp-A-Stack
August 2010
4 of 4
Stamp Set
Crazy for Cupcakes - $23.95 - #111618 - pg. 56
Punches
Word Window Large - $15.95 - #119857 - pg. 202
Large Tag - $15.95 - #119876 - pg. 203
Extra-Large Tag - $16.95 - #119866 - pg. 203
Card Stock
Whisper White - $8.80 - #1007302 - pg. 169
Certainly Celery - $6.95 - #105125 - pg. 167
So Saffron - $6.95 - #105118 - pg. 167
Rose Red - $6.95 - #102544 - pg. 167
Basic Black - $6.95 - #121045 - pg. 169 
Ink
Certainly Celery - $3.50 - #105114 - pg. 167
So Saffron - $3.50 - #105114 - pg. 167
Rose Red - $ 3.50 - #100063 - pg. 167
Basic Black - 5.95 - #101179 - pg. 169
Miscellaneous Items
Stampin' Dimensionals - $3.95 - #104430 - pg. 197
Hope you enjoyed the photo!  I'll be posting the September Stamp-A-Stack photos real soon.  Please feel free to leave a comment.  If you live in the Chico, Oroville, Paradise, Orland, Red Bluff or any of the other surround areas, be sure to contact me and join us for the next SAS.  It's tons of fun!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Clearance Rack Blitz!


If you haven’t been to my online Stampin' Up! store lately, now is the time to visit it.  The Clearance Rack has a variety of discontinued Stampin’ Up! merchandise for fantastic prices (up to 80% off).   Many of the products offered in the Clearance Rack have a very low inventory, so they go very fast.  Be sure to check back often for updated items!  When you select me as your Demonstrator, you will receive the preferred pricing and get the lowest shipping cost, lowest price, as well as earn hostess benefits (Stampin’ Rewards) for qualifying orders.  Currently there are over 230 items on the Clearance Rack.   Go to www.sharonlyons.stampinup.net and click on the SHOP NOW, button to find these great deals. 

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Back From The Wedding

Hey everyone!  Here are some photos from today's wedding.  I had a blast setting up for it.  Okay, how long do you think it would take to tie 50 bows on the back of chairs?  Any idea...Try 3 hours.  Yes, it took me that long to tie 50 bows!  You can see some of them in the photos below.  The first photo is an up close photo of the flower tag that I made.  Every single guest had a flower on their plate with the tag.  The second photo is of the completed table.  Third photo is of the table showing the bows.  Fourth photo shows the escort cards (airplanes) and the final photo is an upclose of a flower by the escort cards.  I didn't get to stay for the ceremony or the reception so I wasn't able to get photos of the buffet signs or the favor table.  I'll have to wait to get them from the photographer.  Hope you enjoyed the photos.  Please feel free to leave a comment!  ~ Sharon
09-18-2010 Wedding
Flower Tag

09-18-2010 Wedding
Flower Tag on plates

09-18-2010 Wedding
Completed Table
09-18-2010 Wedding
Escort Cards (airplanes)

09-18-2010 Wedding

Wedding Today!

Today is the day of the big event.  I will be headed out to help set up for the wedding and will actually see my stuff in use for once.  Here are a couple of photos of the items to be used at todays wedding.  I'll post more photos after the wedding tonight (if not too tired) or tomorrow.  You may be able to see some colored stones sitting infront of the signs.  Those are the colors of the wedding.  Isn't it just wonderful how Stampin' Up!'s colors match them perfectly!?!  Gotta love SU!  Enjoy!  ~ Sharon



09-18-2010 Wedding
Buffet, Bar & Favor Table Signs


09-18-2010 Wedding
Mexican Buffet




09-18-2010 Wedding
All American Buffet




09-18-2010 Wedding
Sicilian Buffet




09-18-2010 Wedding
Caribbean Buffet


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Stamp-A-Stack Card Making Class

Stamp-A-Stack Card Making Class
September 24, 2010
10am-10pm
Show up between 10am & 7:30pm to start the class.
$20
The Stamp Shack

Come join me for some Stamping Good Fun!  Stamp 12 cards, 3 each of 4 designs.  This month we will be making Halloween & Thanksgiving/Fall cards!  Complete the $2 bonus project if you wish.  Place an order the night of the SAS and $5 of your class registration will be applied towards your completed order.  Bring a friend who is “new to me” and both of you get to make the bonus project for free tonight.  Please RSVP by Sept 23rd.  Click here to register for the September 24th Stamp-A-Stack Card Making Class.

PMS Night

PMS Night
(Popcorn, Music & Scrapbooking Night)
October 1, 2010
6pm-midnight
$20
The Stamp Shack


It’s time to kiss your hubby and/or kids good night, grab your photos and scrapbooking supplies and head on over to my home for an enjoyable evening of scrapbooking.

Details:
Ø  1st Friday of the month
Ø  6pm to midnight
Ø  $20 at the door
Ø  Bring a snack to share
Ø  Drinks provided
Ø  You will have the use of:
o   140+ Stamp Sets & Wheels
o  100 Ink Pads & Markers
o   Punches
o   Tools
o   Sizzix Big Shot die-cut machine & dies
Ø  Place an order while here and your name will be placed into a drawing to receive the Hostess Benefits
Ø  RSVP the night before PMS starts
Ø  Room for 10
Ø  Book a workshop tonight and receive a free gift from me!

Click here to register for this class by September 30th.

See you here for some PMS on Friday, October 1st!

09/18/2010 Wedding

The following are photos of items from the September 18, 2010 wedding.  Once the wedding is over and I get some of the professional photos I will post them.  These were taken on my kitchen table.  Please feel free to leave a comment.

~ Sharon


09/18/2010
Wedding Invitation
 

09/18/2010
Wedding Invitation - Insert Cards - RSVP Card
 
09/18/2010
Escort Cards & Favors
09/18/2010
Flower Tag
09/18/2010
Flower Tags (50)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Wedding Invitation Specialist

I have finished 3 weddings and am now on my 4th.  I find the weddings so exciting to do.  If you need help designing or are looking for someone to make your invitations for you, I'm your person.  Contact me today to get started.

I started in October of 2009 when I met with a bride who was planning her wedding for May 8, 2010.  I designed and made her Wedding Invitations (95), RSVP Cards (95), Insert Cards (95), Escort Cards (130), Table Signs (18), Programs (80), Bar Menu (1), Specialty Drink Menu (1), Appetizer Menu (1) and Buffet Menu (1).

My next bride I met in February, her wedding was April 25, 2010.  I helped to design her Wedding Invitations (35), made Reserved Table Signs (3), Children's Table (1) as well as "Mr." and "Mrs." signs for them to have their pictures taken with after the ceremony.

I met my third bride at my son's baseball practice.  Her wedding was on June 27, 2010.  She was visiting from Canada and was there visiting her one of her bridesmaid and to watch her God Son at the practice.  She had just sent out her wedding invitations but had no idea as to what to do for her escort cards and table signs.  I ended up making her Escort Cards (137) and Table Signs (18).  Her bridesmaid traveled from Chico to Toronto, Canada with them as her "carry-on" luggage!!

I met my fourth bride at the end of May.  Her wedding is scheduled for September 18, 2010.  I have already made her Invitations (35), RSVP Cards (35), Insert Cards (35), Escort Cards (50), and Thank You Cards (50).  And will be delivering the Buffet Table Menus (4), Individual Dish Signs (20), Favor Tags (50), Drink Menu (1), Bar Menu (1) and Favor Table sign (1) this week.

4 wedding in under 1 year!  How exciting!!!

I will be posting photos of the wedding items I have completed as time allows me to do so.  Please check back in about 7 days for the first photos to be posted!!!

Thanks for reading!  Please feel free to post a comment(s)!

~  Sharon

Monday, September 13, 2010

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!!!

Yes folks, that's right I'm a winner.  "Winner of what?" you ask.  "A free stamp set from Stampin' Up!" I answer.  Boy do I love this company!!!  I have enrolled in a program called Recruit Crew.  It is a program provided by Stampin' Up! to its Demonstrators who would like to learn how to recruit people for their down lines.  5 times during the program they have a drawing that includes all demonstrators names that have completed the required elements for that period.  They draw 20 names each time and the winners get to choose a stamp set from any of the current catalogs worth $47.95 or less.  So..."What set did you choose?" you ask.  "Jolly Bingo Bits, from the Holiday Mini Catalog!" I answer. I already have the most expensive stamp set (I won that a year or so ago) so I decided to go with one from the new mini catalog.  My stamp set should arrive this week!!  Can't wait!!!  Here is a peek at the set: Jolly Bingo Bits, set of 24, wood mount #120857 - $37.95, clear mount #121187 - $26.95, Holiday Mini Catalog pg. 28.  Click here to see more information on this stamp set.



 Can't wait to use this set at my October & November Stamp-A-Stack Card Making Classes.  "What is a Stamp-A-Stack?" you ask.  Well, I'm glad you asked...

On the last Friday of the month I hold a Stamp-A-Stack Card Making Class.  While at the class you make 12 cards, 3 each of 4 designs for $20.  You can show up anytime between 10am & 8pm to start the class.  My next SAS will be Friday, September 24th.  At the September SAS we will be making Halloween and Thanksgiving/Fall cards.  In October, November and December the SAS Class will be held early in the month due to the holidays.  The dates are October 22nd, November 19th and December 17th.  In October & November we will be making Christmas cards and in December we will be making Thank You cards.  Please RSVP the day before the Stamp-A-Stack Card Making Class.  Click here for my complete Calendar Of Events!  Hope to see you here!

~ Sharon

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Woohoo! My 1st Post!!

Hello and thank you for dropping by my blog.  This is an adventure that I am looking forward to taking with you and I hope you stay along for the ride!  I will be posting my craft projects for your enjoyment (okay, mine also).  So sit back, relax and enjoy!!  My first post is of a card that CASE'd from Lucia Dawe for my August 2010 Stamp-A-Stack.  If you like this card then come join us at my monthly Stamp-A-Stack Card Making Class where we make 12 cards, 3 each of 4 different designs for only $20.  It's held the last Friday of every month, show up anytime between 10am & 6:30pm to start your cards.  Contact me to join in on the next one to be held Friday, September 24th.  Please feel free to leave a comment!!!  ~ Sharon
Stamp-A-Stack August 2010
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Stamp Set
Elements of Style - wood #118611 - clear #120045 - pg. 133

Punches
Scallop Oval Extra-Large Punch - #119856 - pg. 201
              2"x1-3/8" Oval Extra Large Punch - #119859 - pg. 202

Sizzix
Tope Note Bigz Die - #113463 - pg. 207

Card Stock
Perfect Plum - #101889 - pg. 167
Elegant Eggplant - #105126 - pg. 168
Very Vanilla - #101650 - pg. 169

Ink
Elegant Eggplant - #105210 - pg. 168
Versamark - #102283 - pg. 195

Stampin' Emboss Powder
Clear - #109130 - pg. 196