Sharon Lyons

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

contact info

The Stamp Shack, Chico, CA
Phone: 530.899.7126
Stampin' Up! Web Site:
Custom Invitations Web Site:

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
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Flower Tag

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Flower Tag on plates

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Completed Table
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Escort Cards (airplanes)

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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

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Buffet, Bar & Favor Table Signs

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Mexican Buffet

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All American Buffet

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Sicilian Buffet

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Caribbean Buffet

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Stamp-A-Stack Card Making Class

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

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

Wedding Invitation

Wedding Invitation - Insert Cards - RSVP Card
Escort Cards & Favors
Flower Tag
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

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

Tope Note Bigz Die - #113463 - pg. 207

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

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

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