Have you ever tried the Reflection Technique?  I think you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to do!  Today at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation we’re focusing on the Reflection Technique and hope you’ll play along with our challenge!

I’ve used this technique before, but always with Lovely As a Tree.  For my card I’m using a neglected (but loved!) stamp set.  Wild About Flowers.  Isn’t that sentiment so nice?

I’m not really very good at sponging, but getting better with practice.  Here’s a card I made with a left-over piece from a card I messed up on.  I think I like it even better than the card above!  What do you think?

I’m trying to earn the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip to Greece in 2019, but have quite a ways to go!  Here you can see my progress!  Looks like I just passed Mexico!

To help me out, order Wild About Flowers or Lovely as a Tree online & I’ll throw in some Sponge Daubers or Stampin’ Sponges FREE to get you started!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to head over to SSInkspiration to see what the other design team members came up with, and to play along with this fun challenge.

Blossoming Basket… Last Call for Sale-a-Bration!

Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for March 2018. This month our theme is Last Call for Sale-a-Bration!  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.

Only 12 more days left of Sale-a-bration!  Don’t miss out!  Stampin’ Up! has added another big batch of give-aways!!  CLICK HERE TO SEE SALE-A-BRATION ITEMS!

Here’s my card for today… using a beautiful image from Blossoming Basket.  See the Textured Basket Weave on the left side?  You get BOTH of these items FREE if you spend $100!

I love that the card is so simple & monochromatic using Tranquil Tide.  Have fun shopping!

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.


Party Panda for March

Well, March really snuck up on me!  Do you feel the same?  I am kind of glad February is over!  I spent much of February with my husband who was in the hospital.  Actually 2 hospitals.  Hopefully this little panda represents what my March will be like!

My March calendar features the Party Panda.   This is a really fun set you can get only through Sale-a-Bration.  Spend $50 and get this set FREE.

Sale-a-Bration runs for one more month!  See the Sale-a-Bration Catalog HERE!

Be sure & stop by Anne & Crystal’s blogs to see their calendars for March!


Alaska Achievers Blog Hop Magical Day

Thank you for joining us for our February Alaskan Achievers Blog Hop.  Those hopping today are Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all around the world that 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.  Today we’ll be focusing on Sale-a-Bration and the Occations Catalog.

Today I made a pretty mermaid card using Magical Day, a stamp set I’m featuring next month as my FIRST STAMP OF THE MONTH CLUB set!  I’m so excited to tell you about my club and hope you’ll give it a try.  Each month will focus on a different stamp set and you have the option of opting in or opting out- no obligation to participate each month.  The other thing you’ll like is that I make the completed cards for you!  This way you’ll be inspired to make more of the same and you won’t have card kits piling up when you’re too busy to complete them.

I’ve colored in the mermaid using my Stampin’ Blends and added a little Wink of Stella.  I love how it looks with the Foil Frenzy polka dot paper!  Look at the bottom of my post for the supply list.

Before I go, here’s a photo collage to show you the Stamp of the Month Club for March:

Thanks for joining us today in our Blog Hop!  Make sure you continue on with the other blogs- you’re sure to see some great ideas to inspire you.

You are currently at Create With Cheryl with Cheryl Hamilton.  Check the list below to see who’s next.

Winter Blues with Petal Palette

Here’s a card that’s sure to cure your Winter Blues!

I just loved the way this turned out!  The paper is Petal Passion DSP that has been colored using my Stampin’ Blends.  There’s really no right or wrong way to use the Blends- just experiment!

This card is a Fun Fold called a Gate Card.  Very simple to make.  Give it a try!  For the card base, start with cardstock cut at 4 1/4 X 11 and score each end at 2 3/4″.  Then fold each side in towards the middle.

Take a look at the back of the paper after I colored it!  I almost like this as much as the front!!  What do you think?

Gave this card to my sweet husband for Valentine’s Day.  He’s been in the hospital in Arizona for 2 weeks- came back to Maui & had 1 nice day at home then had to go back to Maui Memorial ICU with more complications.  Hopefully he’ll be coming home today!

Thank you to everyone for your kindness and prayers during this difficult time.  My stampin’ friends are so wonderful- love you all!!  I’ve had people help prep my classes for me, mow my lawn, bring food, & loads of people praying & encouraging us.  We are truly blessed!

Don’t miss more Winter Blues Cards at the SSINK Design Team Page!

Where has Cheryl Been?

Just a quick post to let you know where I’ve been after that amazing visit with  Shelli.  Pat & I had to fly out the next day to New Mexico for Pat’s mother’s funeral.  Well, we didn’t quite make it.  Pat wasn’t feeling well and got very ill on the plane.  I had to call paramedics on our stopover in Phoenix & he was in ICU for 5 days, sick as a dog!!  The girls flew out & were such a help!  The doctors can’t even put their finger on what happened- there were so many things at once… kind of the perfect storm.  We’ve had thousands of people praying for us & tons of support!  It’s quite humbling.  He’s so much better & just has a few more things to work out.  We’re hoping to fly home to Maui on Wednesday.

My Stampin’ Up! Girlfriends have pitched in to give me a little stampin’ therapy.  I’m heading over to a hotel right now where Deb Naylor, the Flying Stamper, has a stopover.  It’s rumored she has wine, snacks, & stampin’ supplies!!  And Lorri Heiling, Confessions of a Stampin’ Addict, took me for coffee yesterday!  Fun!

Can’t wait to get back to my classes & my puppy!

Aloha from Arizona, Cheryl

ICS Blog Hop: A Recipe for Sale-a-Bration Tutti-Frutti

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Today is the official Sale-a-Bration Kick off Day and I’m excited to be a part of this huge Sale-a-Bration Blog Hop!  Sale-a-Bration seems to get better every year, and this year is no exception!!  They’ve even added a couple of amazing products that are free with any $100 order.

First I should explain what Sale-a-Bration is… from January 3 – March 31, 2018, you can earn FREE PRODUCTS for every $50 you spend from Stampin’ Up!  CLICK HERE and look for the Sale-a-Bration Catalog to see all the products you can get for FREE!

Finally, I’ve come up with a cute project you can make using $50 in supplies, which would earn you a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!  

I’ll list the items here to make this cute set of notecards:

  • Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes  $8
  • Tutti-Frutti 6X6 Designer Series Paper  $10
  • Fruit Basket Stamp Set  $16
  • Tutti-Frutti Classic Stampin’ Spots  $9
  • Tutti-Frutti Washi Tape  $8

Total for this project = $51 = 1 FREE SALE-A-BRATION ITEM!

So, I was thinking about ways to make this into a DELUXE project using $100 in supplies & earning you a FREE DELUXE Sale-a-Bration item!

I’ll list the items here to make this cute DELUXE set of notecards:

  • Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes  $8
  • Tutti-Frutti 6X6 Designer Series Paper  $10
  • Fruit Basket Bundle (Fruit Basket Stamp Set & Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack)  $35
  • Tutti-Frutti Classic Stampin’ Spots  $9
  • Tutti-Frutti Washi Tape  $8
  • Tutti-Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins  $7
  • 2 1/4″ Circle Punch $18 (perfect for lining your envelopes!)
  • Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon  $8

Total for this project = $103 = 2 FREE SALE-A-BRATION ITEMS OR 1 DELUXE ITEM!

Here’s a few close up’s:

Notice the sequins, the itty bitty punches!!!, the washi, & the lined envelopes!  These are just so darn cute!

If you’d like to make this cute set, all you need to do is attend my New Catalog & Sale-a-Bration Launch Party on Sunday, January 14th, noon – 3pm and bring a friend who hasn’t stamped with me in 6 months!  You both will get to make this Tutti-Frutti DELUXE notecard set for FREE!

Be watching for my blog post tomorrow for all the details & instructions on how to sign up for this exciting event!  Or you can look for it in Classes & Events at the top of my blog.

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Be sure & continue on the ICS Blog Hop to see more great ideas for Sale-a-Bration! Anastasia Radloff is next & she’ll be showing us the Myths & Magic Suite!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  I’d love to hear what you think about the Tutti-Frutti Suite!

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!

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!