Sale-a-Bration Kick Off Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for our Sale-a-Bration 2018 BLOG HOP!  We have an amazing group of demonstrators in this hop that will be showing you ideas using the FREE PRODUCTS you can earn during Sale-a-Bration!  Sale-a-Bration runs January 3 – March 31st, 2018.  For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration product!  Plus, new this year:  Earn even bigger rewards when you spend $100 (before tax & shipping).

Today I’ll be showing off one of the items you can earn with $100 purchase- Celebrate You Thinlits Dies!  I’ve paired it with another FREE item, Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper (free with $50 order).

Isn’t that a fun card?!!  And those thinlits cut out so easily!!  I love that balloon on the top!  That’s some beautiful paper that you can find in the new Occasions Catalog called Picture Perfect Party DSP.

A little different look for this card.  Which one do you like best?

I’ll be having a New Catalog and Sale-a-Bration Kick Off Party on Sunday, January 14th from noon to 3pm and I hope you can attend!  We’ll make 4 Make & Takes and there will be lots of displays & demonstrations, prize patrol, food, and you’ll take home Sale-a-Bration and Occasions Catalogs.  Cost is just $15.  Bring a friend who hasn’t stamped with me in 6 months and you’ll both get to make a fabulous project!  Please RSVP!

Thank you for joining us today!  And be sure & continue on the hop.  We’d love to hear a few comments!  Are you excited about Sale-a-Bration?!!  Me too!!

#SSINKCC49 Color Challenge

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We’ve got a fun Color Challenge for you today at SSINK!  Sale-a-Bration’s almost here (2 more days!!) so I’m using a pretty stamp that you can get FREE with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration!  It’s called Heartfelt Blooms and has a very realistic look- very pretty!

I just love the shimmer ribbon!  And the embossing folders!  This one is called Garden Trellis.

This is a simple fun fold card.  Take a look when it’s opened…

I love color challenges because they make me try something I wouldn’t normally have done.  Give it a try & post the link to your card on our SSINK Page!  You’ll also find more ideas from the team using these pretty colors!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Get ready for Sale-a-Bration!!

#SSINK Doilies & Lace

Good morning!  I love Fridays because the weekend is almost here.  This weekend I look forward to New Years and plan to spend lots of time decorating my beautiful Love Today Planner Kit!  Washi Tape, colored pens, and brainstorming about my goals for 2018!  You can order one HERE & get yourself organized with this inspiring journal!

Today I’m showing you a card using doilies & lace!  It’s fun to browse around Pinterest looking for ideas for Vintage cards, but I’m not sure this qualifies as “Vintage” with these bright colors.   What do you think?

I LOVE the colors in this card!  Lemon Lime Twist & Pool Party.  And the more I use the Quilted Christmas Bundle, the more I like it!!  The Designer Series Paper is Painted Autumn.  I colored the Rhinestone using Pool Party Stampin’ Blends.

Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today’s card:

 

 

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!

 

Tutti-Frutti for #GDP118

Today I’m stepping away from Christmas for a bit to play around with some new products from the Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration.  I started with a sketch challenge from Global Design Project to help get me started.  Here’s my card:

 

This card starts off using FREE PRODUCT that you can get at Sale-a-Bration time- Tutti Frutti Cards & Envelopes!  16 card bases & decorated envelopes, 4 each of 4 designs.  The Tutti Frutti Suite has so many fun coordinating products!  Notice the Washi Tape and the Sequins… these are ADHESIVE BACKED!  No more glue messes!!  I’m pretty excited about these & think you’ll love them, too.

Let me tell you more about Sale-a-Bration.  Sale-a-Bration is an annual promotion by Stampin’ Up! where you earn FREE PRODUCTS for every $50 you spend!  This year they’re offering even bigger rewards when you spend $100.  There’s stamp sets, kits, ribbons, paper, and even Thinlits Dies!  Sale-a-Bration runs January 3 – March 31, 2018.

I’m having a party so that you can see  & make things from the new catalogs!  

New Catalog & Sale-a-Bration Launch Party!

Sunday, January 14th from 12 noon – 3 pm

1194 West Kuiaha Road, Haiku, Maui

  • 4 Make & Takes
  • Displays
  • Stamping Demonstrations
  • Prize Patrol
  • FREE Occasions & Sale-a-Bration Catalogs
  • Class sign-ups
  • Food
  • Cost is $15
  • Come & bring a friend who hasn’t stamped with me in 6 months and you’ll both get to make a FABULOUS PROJECT!
  • Contact me to reserve your spot in this fun event!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great Christmas week!

 

SSINK Window Cards- Recycling!

I’m one of those people who have a hard time throwing things away!  Even old Christmas Cards!  I’ve found a way to recycle them that I’m really happy with:  Window Cards using last year’s cards.

This was a really FUN project!  These are some of my old Christmas Cards, framed using Hearth & Home Thinlits!  You can purchase the Thinlits for just $20 and do the same with your cards this year!  Here’s some finished cards:

Can’t wait to send this one back to the grandparents!!  And the last one isn’t a Christmas Card, but I love the colors & had to show you.

Which one do you like best?  Does anyone recognize their card from last year?!!  I’d love to hear your comments!

Now go over the the SSINK PAGE to see some more Window Card ideas!

SSINK Clean & Simple Christmas Using Merry Little Labels

I have a Clean & Simple Project to share with you today.  Tags using Merry Little Labels Stamp Set and the coordinating punch, Everyday Label Punch.  The colors all come together well using Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper.  I haven’t punched a hole in the top of these tags yet, because I just might put them on the front of a card.  That would look pretty with a little embossed paper in the background…

For this tag, I just punched Old Olive cardstock & laid it sideways.

Tag #2 has some Black Mini Sequin Trim peaking out.  Love how tiny this is!

Don’t you love the plaid paper in this DSP?!!  This one has a gold stitched shape circle underneath and is embellished with Gold Faceted Gems.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure and go to the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Page for more Clean & Simple Christmas ideas!!

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!

Stamparatus Reservations Tomorrow

If you missed out on getting the Stamparatus ordered last time here is your chance.  The first Stamparatus reservation window reached its maximum number of reservations in just 15 minutes, which provided Stampin’ Up! with some very important information: WE LOVE this new stamping tool! The response was so amazing that they decided to make some important adjustments to the reservation process.

As was previously announced, the second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period they will take as many orders as they receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open! WAHOO…no stress!

  • Beginning March 19, Stamparatuses will be shipped in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in our warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the December 5–30 window will ship on March 19.
  • In order to accommodate demand, one reservation per customer.
  • This is the last chance for you to reserve a Stamparatus before it becomes available in the 2018-2019 annual catalog.

The reservation window opens at 11:00 am (Hawaii Time) on Tuesday December 5. 

The Stamparatus retails for $49.00!  You will be able to reserve it via my website, you’ll need to input a credit card but you will not be charged until it ships, at that time if Sale-A-brations is still going on you can add to your order and earn a Sale-A-Brations item.  This would be one reason I would strongly recommend you reserve your tool right away!

Normally you order Stampin’ Up! products through the online store;  in this case, you will click the RESERVE LINK on the Stamparatus Page ( below the video) which will take you to the reservation page.

If you have any questions , just ask me!

Oh, and I promise to have a FREE CLASS for those who order the Stamparatus through me- so that we can get used to all the great features this tool offers!