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!!

Beautiful Peacock to Welcome the New Year!

Welcome to 2018!  Anne, Crystal, & I are continuing our tradition of our Calendar Mini Blog Hop!  Thanks so much for joining us!

I’m starting with an image from Beautiful Peacock, a set you can get for FREE during Sale-a-Bration!  Get FREE PRODUCT for every $50 you spend during this great promotion, January 3 – March 31st, 2018.

The colors are Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler, and Gold.

Let’s start off the year with a GIVE-AWAY!!  I have 2 calendars left over and would love to mail one out to you!  Just leave a comment and I’ll chose 2 random people to send them to!  Good luck!

We’ve created a Pinterest Board and would like to invite our blog followers to share their creations.  Send me your Pinterest user ID if you’d like to be added!

Be sure and stop by Anne & Crystal’s to see what they’ve come up with for January!

Wishing you a wonderful 2018!  Health, happiness, & lots of fun times stamping!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

#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!!

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.

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!

 

CASING a SSINK Team Member

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration team will all be CASING a Team Member.  CASE means Copy and Share Everything.  As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I feel flattered when someone CASES something I’ve made.  CASING can be doing exactly the same thing, or copying the design or the colors.  It can really give you a head start when you’re trying to come up with a new idea.

Here’s what I’m CASING:  

I loved the layout of Darla’s card and decided to CASE it using Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I got this pack of paper FREE by spending $50 during Sale-A-Bration.  TODAY IS THE LAST DAY of this great promotion!  So if you’ve been thinking about placing an order, don’t wait until tomorrow!

Isn’t this a fun layout?!!  Change the Designer Series Paper & get a totally different look!

And here’s a close up of this shiny paper.  All supplies listed at the bottom of this post.

Be sure & head over to the SSINK SITE to see what the others have CASED!

Make A Medallion Fun Fold

I received a swap from Mary Alice Bellis recently that convinced me to get the Make a Medallion stamp set!  You can’t really “purchase” that set- but it’s available for just 2 more weeks through Sale-A-Bration.  FREE with any $50 purchase!

Look at this Fun Fold!!  I’d never seen one like this & it’s pretty special!  Thanks, Mary Alice, for such a great idea!  She’s got a Marvelous blog, by the way!

This is 3-step stamping!  Simple to do.  All the images fit inside each other to make this beautiful design.  You’ll find lots of layers in this Fun Fold Card, with plenty of room to write your message.

This white page opens up, too!

Would you like to make this card?  There’s still lots of room in my March Cards, Etc. Classes!  3 classes to choose from:

  • Saturday, March 25th at 11 am or again at 2 pm
  • Monday, March 27th at 10 am

If you’re an On-Line Customer and would like to make this card, place a $50 order on my site and select the Make a Medallion set for FREE.  I’ll send you the basics to make this card, cut & scored, along with directions!  You’ll just need to do the stamping.

Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st, so you need to act fast to get this set!

Here’s another set that fits perfectly inside the Medallion:  Thoughtful Banners.Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer Stamp Set

This set has everything!  I was thinking graduation when I made this:

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

Carousel – GDP079

This week the Global Design Project Theme is Amusement Park.  There’s nothing that says Amusement Park more than the Carousel!  I remember dashing to get on the ride & choosing the prettiest horse to ride on!  Then waving to my people & feeling like a princess!

I couldn’t find a carousel picture, but here’s a couple of photos of Disneyworld with the girls…fun!!!

 

If I thought of it sooner, I would have done a teacup card!!  Malia!  How many times did you make Mom go on those teacups?!!  I’m dizzy just looking at it!

Card Details:

  • Stamps:  Carousel Birthday
  • Ink:  Peekaboo Peach & Wisteria Wonder
  • Paper:  Peekaboo Peach (5 1/2 X 11, scored at 4 1/2, & 3 X 4), Whisper White (5 1/4 X 4), Wisteria Wonder (5 1/8 X 3 7/8), Carried Away Designer Series Paper (5 1/8 X 1 3/4)
  • Accessories:  Enamel Shapes

Don’t you love those 2 colors together?!  And the enamel dots really add a lot!  The Carried Away Designer Series Paper is FREE with any $50 order while Sale-A-Bration is happening… ends March 31st.

Thanks for stopping by & have a great week!

 

 

March Cards, Etc. Classes

I’m working on my projects for my March Cards, Etc. Class & want to show you what I’ve come up with so far…

This card uses 2 Sale-A-Bration Stamp Sets, Avant-Garden & Delicate Details!  Spend $50 and you get Sale-A-Bration items FREE!

CASED this card from Wendy at WeeBeeStampin4Fun & hardly changed a thing.  Love the colors!!  Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, & Pear Pizzazz.

March Cards, Etc. Class (3 classes to choose from)

  • Saturday, March 25th – 2 class times.  11 am or 2 pm or
  • Monday, March 27th at 10 am
  • We’ll make 3 cards & 1 candy holder for Easter
  • Cost is just $10 or FREE with your $20 order

RSVP soon to hold your place in class!  Hope you can come!

 

SSINK Birthday Balloons

I want to show you a birthday card I just came up with using colors I love together:  Wisteria Wonder & Peekaboo Peach.

I love all the fun embellishments in this card!  Here’s all the details:

  • Stamp Set:  Celebrate Today
  • Ink:  Peekaboo Peach & Wisteria Wonder
  • Paper:   Peekaboo Peach Card Base (5 1/2 X 11, score at 4 1/4), Whisper White (5 1/4 X 4), Wisteria Wonder (5 1/8 X 3 7/8), Carried Away Designer Series Paper (1 3/4 X 5 1/8…FREE during Sale-A-Bration)
  • Accessories:  Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit, Balloon Framelits Dies

Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is featuring Birthday Cards!  Be sure and CLICK HERE to see more great ideas!!