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.

Alaska Achiever’s December Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us on our Alaskan Achiever’s Blog Hop!  Those hopping today are Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all around the world who have achieved the prestigious Stampin’ Up! Incentive trip that only a limited number around the world achieve.

We will be hopping together once a month to show you ideas and designs using current Stampin’ Up! products.  I live in the United States (Hawaii) and would love to help you if you have any questions.

The star of the show today is Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper!  It’s just gorgeous, don’t you agree?!

This is my favorite paper in the New Occasions Catalog- and you can order from it beginning January 3rd!  which just happens to be the first day of Sale-a-Bration!!  Sale-a-Bration is a fun promotion where you get FREE product for every $50 you spend!

This paper coordinates with Cake Soiree Stamp Set & Framelits, this beautiful Berry Burst Metallic-Edge Ribbon, and much more!

I can see using this for weddings and birthdays and any special occasion where you want to make someone feel special.

I’m having a New Catalog & Sale-a-Bration Kickoff Party on Sunday, January 14th, from 12 noon – 3 pm at my house in Haiku, Maui.  There will be 4 Make & Takes, displays, stamping demonstratons, Prize Patrol, FREE Catalogs, class sign-ups!  And food!  Cost is just $15.  Come and bring a friend who hasn’t stamped in 6 months and you’ll both get to make a fabulous project!!  Contact me to reserve your spot!

Thank you for joining us today – we are so happy that you are taking part in our blog hop.  Make sure that you don’t miss out on one blog as there are some incredible designs you are going to see today to inspire you.  And please leave me a comment!!  It just makes my day to hear from my subscribers!

You are currently at my blog – Cheryl Hamilton.  Be sure and check the list below to continue on the blog hop.

SSINK 3 X 3 Cards in a Quilted Christmas Pizza Box

Aloha and welcome to another Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration post!  Today we’ll be showing you our ideas for 3 X 3 gift cards.  3 X 3 cards are simple and very useful.  I participated in a 3 X 3 swap at On Stage in November and got tons of great ideas!!  Here’s what I came up with using the Quilted Christmas Suite:

I started with the Pizza Box!  No surprise there!!  Perfect size for the 3 X 3 cards.

Open it up…

Isn’t that fun & inviting?!  It’s filled with 3 X 3 cards with matching envelopes.

I’ve had so much fun with this Suite!  There’s so much you can do with it.

You might be searching around for that star in the middle.  That’s from Trim Your Stocking Thinlits.  All ingredients listed below.

Time to head over to the SSINK PAGE for more 3 X 3 ideas!

 

SSINK Bags ‘N Tags Merry Little Christmas

Thank you for joining the SSINK Team today as we’ll be showcasing Bags ‘N Tags.  I always have a few decorated bags made up for last minute gift giving.  I used that fun plaid paper from Merry Little Christmas Suite to make today’s project.

All I’ve been making is Christmas, so I wanted to do something different.  Found the idea for this from Stampin’ Georgia, who had tons of great ideas!  Thanks Georgia!  I love the ease of stamping with Merry Little Labels & just punching out with the coordinating Everyday Label Punch!

I love the stamp with the deer that says “Let it snow”… but it doesn’t apply to me much here on Maui!  So I cut up my stamp using my paper snips to make it more useful for me!  Very freeing!!

Found the perfect sized Happy Birthday in the Ready to Pop set.

Before I leave, I need to show you that it does snow in Hawaii.  Sometimes right on my mountain, Haleakala!  So don’t tell me it doesn’t get cold here!Image result for snow on haleakala 2017

Who has hiked in Haleakala?  Or gone up to the top to see the sunrise?  Freezing cold, right?!!

Hope you got some inspiration to help with your gift packaging!  For more great ideas, check out the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team Page!

ICS Blog Hop Merry Little Labels

Thank you for joining us at our Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop for December!  Our theme today is “A December to Remember” and you’re sure to find some great ideas as you hop along!

I have a fun little box to show you today that starts with our Pizza Boxes that are retiring!!  Waaaa!  I love these!  Make sure you GRAB SOME HERE before they’re gone!!  The box is decorated with Basics Pack 3 Washi Tape (my favorite colors!), Mini Sequin Trim, and Labels to Love punched out with the Everyday Label Punch.  Quick & simple to make!  In fact, we’ll be making these in my final December Class next Monday, Dec. 11th at either 10 am or at 5:30 pm.  2 spots left!!  Email me for details.

I just happened to have these Dove Chocolates to go inside!  Aren’t they so cute?!!  Tasty, too!

Thanks so much for joining us today- we are so happy that you’re taking part in our Blog Hop & would love your comments!!

Next up is Deb Naylor, the Flying Stamper!  You won’t want to miss what she’s come up with!

Announcing: Cards, Etc. Classes!

I LOVE making cards!  Everyone who knows me knows me knows that my favorite place is my craft room (AKA:  Creation Station).  I usually make cards, and when I’m done coming up with something new, there tends to be an explosion of paper, ribbon, & embellishments.

What I enjoy making even more is something 3-D!  Boxes & bags are so much fun to make & to give away!  So, this year in place of my monthly card classes, I’ll offer Cards, Etc. Classes!  Starting this weekend!  We’ll be making 3 cards with matching envelopes, plus a 3-D item!

Here’s my 3-D for January:

I’m hoping everyone will love making these!  Simple to make!  Fun to give!

January Cards, Etc. Classes will be Saturday, Jan. 28 at 2pm or Monday, Jan 30 at 10am.  Cost is $10 or FREE with your $20 order placed that day.

RSVP soon to hold your spot in class!

INKspiration Challenge #SSINKIC39

Thanksgiving is coming up soon!  One of my favorite holidays!!  My girls will be far away…but Pat & Mom are here and I’ll have a new kitchen!  Yea!  I’ve been doing dishes in the bathtub for over a month & eating take-out, so I’m ready to cook an amazing meal for Thanksgiving!

Here’s today’s challenge photo for Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration:

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I work for a podiatrist and he asked me to make bags for the doctors & nurses that refer to him.  Such a great idea, I think!  It’s special to commemorate Thanksgiving and “Being Thankful” for our blessings.

Here’s one of the bags (they’re all a bit different!)

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure & take a look at what the other Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team has done for this challenge.  Maybe you’ll get some ideas for Thanksgiving decorating!

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Scarecrows & Mummies for Fall

Today I want to show off the projects we made in our September Clubs!  The theme today for the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration group is FALL, and these projects “fall” right into that category.Cookie Cutter Scarecrow Create With Cheryl

This fold is a Collar Fold Card.  I’ll give you all the details here, so that you can make it at home.

  • Stamps:  Cookie Cutter Halloween, Paisleys & Posies
  • Inks:  Black Stazon Ink
  • Paper:  Pumpkin Pie Base (5 1/2 X 11, score at 4 1/4), Halloween Night Specialty DSP (5 1/2 X 4,  then make a cut at 2 3/4″ that’s 1 1/2″ long- I just use my cutter & place the paper at the 2 3/4″ mark & move the blade down to 1 1/2″ then cut up from there), Smokey Slate, Basic Black, Whisper White scraps
  • Accessories:  Layering Circles Framelits, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Stampin’ Up! Markers

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Here’s a Halloween version of the Collar Fold Card:

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Isn’t he a cutie?!!

We also decorated Petite Cafe Gift Bag.  These bags are very good quality & food safe.

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Can you guess what I used to punch out the flower?  The balloon punch!  And I have to say I LOVE those gold binder clips!!  Very sturdy & shiny & cute!!Petite Gift Bag Create With Cheryl 2

Hope you enjoyed my projects today!  Let me know if you’re interested in trying out CLUB!  We meet once a month & you can come on either Saturday or Sunday.  I’m also thinking about starting a Monday Club if I get enough interest…

Basically, CLUB is FREE.  You just commit to placing a $25 order each month, and when it’s your turn, you get to be the hostess & get extra products that month!

Now, be sure & check out what cute cards the other SSINK gals have come up with!

Jar Full of Thanks

Last weekend my downline, the Maui Big Shots!, put on their first ever BIG EVENT… #imbringingbirthdaysback.  They worked so hard & spent many hours planning, prepping, & decorating and the day was a huge success!!  I need to send out a lot of Thank You’s and here’s one I came up with for today’s SSINK Challenge:

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I had a little paper left over from the bags we made (shown off here…)

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This beautiful paper is Floral Boutique DSP.

Card details:

  • Stamps:  Jar of Love
  • Inks:  Night of Navy, Cucumber Crush, Flirty Flamingo
  • Paper:  Night of Navy (4 1/4 X 11 card base, scored at 2 3/4 & 8 1/4), Flirty Flamingo (2 1/2 X 4…cut 2), Floral Boutique DSP (3 3/4 X 2 1/4…cut 2), Whisper White for inside (5 1/4 X 4)
  • Accessories:  Everyday Jars Framelits Dies, Basic Pearls

Here’s a few pictures from the event:

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Here’s some of my helpers…Beth, Yvette, Ramona, me, & Marylou

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Yes!  We had PRIZE PATROL every 30 minutes!!  Accompanied by the Beatles Birthday Song & Disco Ball.  Led by our Party Princess…Yvette!!!

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I didn’t even get a photo of all the projects, but here’s most of them.

Here’s a cute gift I gave each of them (found somewhere on Amazon)

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You too can be a Maui Big Shot!!  It just costs $99 (and you’ll receive $125 worth of product) and it includes many opportunities for fun & friendship!

Back to my Thank You Card.  Here’s a Candy Jar one!

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Found these candies in Sweet Home.  Look closely for some Wink of Stella Sparkle…

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Be sure & check out what the other Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration gals have created today!

Celebrate With Me!

I’m excited to tell you that I’ve been selected to be a part of the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation team!!  They are a group of very creative & talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrators that keep busy with fun ideas & challenges.  Be sure & click on the link HERE to see some of their ideas!

Today is my first official day as a team member & the theme today is Fourth of July (or red/white/blue).  I’m hosting a block party this weekend, so I came up with this little treat to give out.

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The Mini Treat Bag Thinlits were the perfect size for my Red Vines.  Yum!  I remember eating these at the movies when I was a kid.

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Wish you could see the sparkle on the little swirls where I’ve swiped it with Wink of Stella!

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This bag, especially with the doily, makes me think of the banners on Makawao Avenue here on Maui.  Most people probably don’t realize this, but we have lots of cowboys (Paniolos) in Hawaii and a big rodeo is held each year on July 4th on my island of Maui.

Being a part of this team is a big challenge for me, and it’s sure to keep me stampin’!  My favorite thing to do!!  I’d appreciate comments any time!  Please subscribe to my blog via email (on the right bar of this page) so that you don’t miss anything!

For more  4th of July ideas, be sure & check out the SSINKspiration Blog!