Alaska Achievers Blog Hop Bird Banter

Aloha & welcome to another Alaska Achievers Monthly Blog Hop.  I’m so excited to be a part of this group of hard working & talented demonstrators who have all earned the Stampin’ Up! incentive trip to Alaska!!  Follow along the hop and you’re sure to find many wonderful & creative new ideas!

The star of my blog post today is this charming little bird from Bird Banter!  The birds in this set all have different personalities.  Just love them!  Found the idea for this card on Pinterest, made by Carolynn Saunder.  And this was perfect for my Stampin’ Blends class!  We had fun coloring those birds.

Here’s the details to make my card:

  • Stamps:  Bird Banter
  • Ink:  Momento, Real Red & Night of
  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White(5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4), Real Red (5 3/8 x 4 1/8), Night of Navy (5 1/4 x 2), Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper -FREE Sale-a-Bration item! (5 1/4 X 2), Real Red & Whisper White scraps
  • Accessories:  Night of Navy 1/2″ Gingham Ribbon, Enamel Shapes, Layering Ovals Thinlits Dies, Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Blends
  • Tips:  Cut the scallop circle out of the Real Red background!  They’ll never know…

One more reason I love this stamp set…

I try so hard to be organized, but I’m always running behind!!  So this is perfect for all those late birthday cards.

Be sure & continue on the Alaska Achievers Blog Hop, where you’ll find lots of great ideas!

RemARKable Ink Big Blog Hop Bloomin’ Love

Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for January 2018. This month our theme is Valentines!  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Cheryl Hamilton- Create With Cheryl or may have come from the person previous to me on the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

Valentine`s Day is the second most popular day of the year for sending cards, second only to Christmas. There are approximately 1 billion Valentine`s Day cards exchanged every year in the U.S. alone.  I prefer handmade cards where you can see all the love that’s put into making them.

For my valentines, I’ve made a little bag.  Fill it with candy or make a little pull-out note like shown above.

Love this bright, fun paper that’s a FREE SALE-A-BRATON ITEM.  For every $50 you spend choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!  CLICK HERE to browse the catalog.

Decided to give candy to my team at our meeting yesterday instead of a note.  They already know I love them!

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are on my blog – Cheryl Hamilton @ Create With Cheryl, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next on the list.

Stampin’ Blends Showcase

Say hello to a world of colorful creativity with Stampin’ Up!s premier alcohol markers, Stampin’ Blends!  These high quality, dual-tip markers come in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, each with a light and dark shade.  Not an artist?  You are now!  These markers make it so easy to blend colors and create lovely works of art.  There’s something so relaxing and fun about coloring!  I’m offering a Stampin’ Blends Club that I posted about HERE.  Let me know if you’re interested!

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Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Amazing You (Sale-a-Bration FREE set), Cake Soiree
  • Ink:  Momento & Always Artichoke
  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Base (8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score at 4 1/4), Always Artichoke (4 1/8 X 5 3/8), Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP (3 X 3 7/8), Whisper White (2 X 3 7/8), Calypso Coral
  • Accessories:  Layering Ovals Thinlits, Stampin’ Blends

Look at the 2 cards.  Do you see anything different?  I stamped the 2nd one with Always Artichoke, instead of Momento Ink!  And I think it looks great!  They recommend Momento, but I’m excited to experiment with other inks!

Which one do you like best?  Momento or Always Artichoke?  I can’t decide…

Let me know if you’d like to join the Stampin’ Blends Club!  I have one you can do my mail, and I’ll send you all the supplies & directions.  We’ll be making this card on Monday, Jan 22nd in Kahului after work, so maybe you can join us!

Be sure & check out the SSINK Page where you’ll find more ideas for using Stampin’ Blends!  Thanks for stopping by!

 

Favorite Occasions Catalog Item for Kylie’s International Blog Hop

I’m excited to be a part of Kylie’s International Blog Highlight today, where you’ll be seeing lots of favorites from the Occasions & Sale-a-Bration Catalogs!    Here’s the Designer Series Paper I can’t get enough of…Painted With Love.  It’s just gorgeous!  Shiny with beautiful textures throughout!

I’ve decided to try a new Fun Fold, called a Wiper Card.  It’s actually pretty simple- there’s just a flap inside that pops up when the card is opened.  Cute!  The first time I saw this card was when I swapped at On Stage in Salt Lake City with Audra Monk, who’s on my Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hoppin’ Team.  Thanks Audra!

I used Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out the square.  Did you notice the pretty vellum leaves?  That’s from Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit.  All products listed at the bottom of this post, and it’s a great time to shop!  Sale-a-Bration Time!  That means you get a FREE item for every $50 you spend!

I would love if you could take the time to vote for my card at Kylie Bertucci’s host page for this blog highlight.  The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please vote for my project (#6)!   To vote, click on the button below, go to the gallery, then hover over the picture of the card until the little heart turns red.  You can vote by clicking on the icon below:

 Vote for Me!

If you live in the US and don’t already have a demonstrator I would love to become yours!  And if you need a copy of the Occasions Catalog, email me at createwithcheryl808@gmail.com.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Please subscribe to my blog (see email address & subscribe on the right) so that you don’t miss any of my posts.  If you’d like directions for this Wiper Card just leave it in the comment section below including your email.

Why not turn something you love into so much more… by joining my team and getting the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit for $99, you get to choose $125 worth of ANY current Stampin’ Up! product.  And because it’s Sale-a-Bration now through March 31st, you  also get to choose TWO additional FREE stamp sets!  That’s up to a $101 value!  I would love to welcome you to my team, The Maui Big Shots!  JOIN NOW!

Flying Home for Kre8tors Blog Hop!

Welcome to a brand new Blog Hop…Kre8tors!  I’m excited to be a part of this hop where today we’ll be showing you some of our favorites from the New Occasions Catalog from Stampin’ Up!

I’ve been playing a lot with my Stampin’ Blends & Flying Home is the perfect set for coloring!  

This is really easy & fun to do & the blend pens are so vibrant.  And if you don’t have the Stitched Shapes framelits, you really do need these!!  Just $30…half way to a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!  Add this stamp set, Flying Home, and you’re there!

We’ll be making this card, along with 3 other projects this month at my Stampin’ Blends Club.  And I have room for 2 more people!  Let me know if you’d like to join us!  You can also join us off-island where I’ll send you all the supplies and directions for the projects.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Be sure and continue on this blog hop as I’m sure there will be tons of great projects and ideas ahead!!  Be sure & check out Su’s blog by clicking the NEXT button!  She has a wonderful watercolor project you’ll want to see!!

1. Melissa Tennison

2. Nichole Loe

3. Deb Naylor

4. Lisa Kmiec

5. Tricia Butts

6. Laura Kate Mackie

7. Cheryl Hamilton    YOU ARE HERE!

8. Su Mohr

9. Hiske MacKay

10. Kathy Maurer

11. Leisa Pedersen

12. Linda Handford

13. Mary Trautner

14. Jackie Lawless

15. Alexandra Rauf

16. Maria Calia

17. Kirsteen Gill

18. Amy Grendel

19. Diana Tillery

SSINK Sparkle & Shine Happy Wishes

The theme for today’s Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration is Sparkle & Shine!  I’ve been waiting for an idea to use Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit and chose it because of the shine in these cute tassles!  Added a little bling & silver embossing & it totally Sparkles & Shines!  And that paper is perfect:  Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper.

If you’re on Maui this Sunday, please come to my New Catalog Launch Party from noon – 3pm where we’ll be making 4 beautiful projects & you’ll see demonstrations & have lots of chances to win prizes!  ALL DETAILS HERE! 

Thanks for stopping by & be sure & go to the SSINK PAGE to see more Sparkle & Shine!

New Catalog Launch Class-Party this Sunday

I’ve had several requests to see the projects we’ll be making this Sunday at my New Catalog Launch Party.  It was hard to narrow it down- there are so many new things I just LOVE!!  But I’ll show you the three cards we’ll be making here:

This gorgeous set is a FREE SALE-A-BRATION set!  Just love it!  The sparkly ribbon is from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog also.  I found the idea for this on Facebook and can’t figure out who to credit it to!  If you know the original creator, please comment so that I can give her (or him) proper credit!

This was a Make & Take we did at On Stage in November.

You’ll get a chance to try out the Stampin’ Write Markers vs. the new Stampin’ Blends.

I know!!!  This paper is so cute!!  The card base & envelopes are also a FREE Sale-a-Bration item.

And there’s more…  I want to clarify that this isn’t the usual Open House where you come & go.  This is a Party/Class where you’ll pay $15 to make 4-5 projects, demonstrations & displays & lots of door prizes!  Fun!  So be sure you arrive at 12 noon so you have time to make everything!  Please RSVP!

Have a great day!

Stampin’ Blends Club

Say hello to a world of colorful creativity with Stampin’ Up!s premier alcohol markers, Stampin’ Blends!  These high quality, dual-tip markers come in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, each with a light and dark shade.  Not an artist?  You are now!  These markers make it so easy to blend colors and create lovely works of art.

Due to popular demand, I’ll be offering a Stampin’ Blends Club during the first 3 months of 2018!  This just happens to coincide with Sale-a-Bration!  Perfect!

For just $59/month, you’ll go home with the whole Stampin’ Blends Marker Collection (all 26 colors plus the Color Lifter).  You’ll also get the Color Me Happy Project Kit and coordinating Stamp Set, perfect for your blends!  And, because this is happening during Sale-a-Bration, you’ll get to choose a FREE SALE-A-BRATION ITEM EACH MONTH!

The classes will give you ideas to use these products in different ways.  We’ll make cards along with some 3-D items.

I’m offering this class in the mail, too!  I’ll mail everything in 1 big box and email you PDF instructions for the projects.  Please add $13.60 for shipping.

I’ll also throw in (FREE) a Momento Ink Pad because that’s the recommended ink to be used with the Stampin’ Blends.

I’ll have classes on Wednesday mornings at my house in Haiku- or you can attend on Monday evenings in Kahului at the Fabmac office above Bistro Casanova’s.

Maui Class Details:

  • Wednesday classes at 10 am in Haiku (Jan 17, Feb 7, March 7) or
  • Monday evenings at 5:30 in Kahului Fabmac Office (Jan 22, Feb 12, March 12)
  • $59/month or just $10/class if you’re a Maui Big Shot! (my downline) and bring your own Stampin’ Blends)
  • Please bring your own adhesives to class
  • Let me know which Sale-a-Bration items you want!

Classes By Mail:

  • $177 + $13.60 postage (190.60 total)
  • I’ll send the whole set together along with your Sale-a-Bration items!
  • PDF instructions will be provided so that you can make the projects
  • Let me know which Sale-a-Bration items you want!

What everyone gets:

  • Stampin’ Blends Marker Collection
  • Color Me Happy Project Kit
  • Color Me Happy Stamp Set
  • Momento Ink Pad
  • Sale-a-Bration Items!!
  • Lots of ideas & fun!
  • Stampin’ Blends container!  Found plastic containers that are the PERFECT SIZE to hold your blends!  Another gift I’m giving to my Stampin’ Blends Club members!

Thank you so much for being a customer of mine!  This is a pretty fun job I have and I appreciate all of you so much!

SSINK $50 project = FREE Sale-a-Bration!

Today I’ve made a Fun Fold Card I’m calling Both Sides Fun Fold- it has flaps on both sides of the card that open!

First you open the top flap…

then the right side flap opens for you to write your message.  Isn’t this paper pretty?!  It’s called Picture Perfect Birthday and the stack is full of beautiful designs, cut 6 X 6.

It’s Sale-a-Bration Time so you get a FREE SALE-A-BRATION ITEM with every $50 you spend now through March 31st!

Here’s my $50 recipe for this card:

  • Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set- $17
  • Picture Perfect Birthday DSP- $10
  • 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon- $7
  • Tutti-Frutti Adhesive Sequins- $7
  • Picture Perfect Party Classic Stampin’ Spots- $9
  • TOTAL = $50 = FREE SALE-A-BRATION ITEM!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you get a chance to attend my New Catalog Launch Party on Sunday!  Lots of fun projects & prizes!!  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS…

Be sure & stop by the SSINK PAGE to see more ideas for $50 projects!

2018 Occasions Paper Share & Catalog Launch Party!

A PAPER SHARE is a great way to sample all the papers in the new catalog!
To order all seven packs of the papers would be $92.00.
My share consists of 84 pieces of 6 x 6 one of each design.

How to Reserve your Occasions Catalog Paper Share:

Email me at createwithcheryl808@gmail.com and give me the following information:

  • your name
  • your address and phone #
  • the email address you use for PayPal (you don’t have to have a PayPal account in order to pay invoice)
  • subject line:  2018 Occasions Paper Share

Cost

$24.00 for 84 pieces of 6X6 Designer Series Paper

+ $6.65 shipping (if not on Maui)  Priority Flat Rate Mailer including tracking

If you need any current catalogs, I can include those FREE OF CHARGE!

All the designers papers in the packs can be seen here in my online store.

NEW CATALOG & SALE-A-BRATION LAUNCH PARTY!

I’m excited to announce a  New Catalog & Sale-a-Bration Kickoff Party!

Sunday, January 14th, from 12 noon – 3 pm at my house in Haiku, Maui

  • 4 Make & Takes
  • Displays of new catalog products
  • Stampin’ Demonstrations (Stamparatus & Brusho)
  • Prize Patrol EVERY 15 MINUTES!!
  • FREE Catalogs
  • Class sign-ups! 
  • Food
  • Cost is just $15

Come and bring a friend who hasn’t stamped in 6 months and you’ll both get to make this fabulous project:

RSVP in the comments below so that I can start prepping for you!

Thanks for stopping by.  Can’t wait to show you the new catalogs!

How would you like to be a MAUI BIG SHOT!?  That’s the name of my team of amazing demonstrators.

Here comes the best part of all… the Sale A Bration perks for snagging the Starter Kit! Not only do you get to pick out the entire kit yourself, paying just $99 and no shipping for any $125 worth of merchandise you want, Stampin’ Up is throwing in any TWO additional stamp sets! That’s a potential value of over $100 depending on which sets you choose. There truly is no better time to join us than Sale-A-Bration.

And with NO obligation to ever place order, do events or hold workshops unless YOU want to.  You might really like the 20-25% discount you’ll get as a demonstrator and choose to continue.

PSST: Need a Spring Catalog or the special Sale-A-Bration booklet? Happy to pop one in the mail for you any time. Just email me at createwithcheryl808@gmail.com