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.

Sale-a-Bration 2nd Release for SSINK & FMS325

Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration

Today at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration we’ll be showing you some 2nd release Sale-a-Bration items!  Stampin’ Up! just released more FREE items with every $50 you spend!!  I’ll be showing you a card made with Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper, which was a 2nd release Sale-a-Bration item!  This paper is so pretty as is, but I wanted to try adding a little color to it using my brayer.

I was trying to come up with an ombre look.  This was really simple- just brayed it (is that a word?) with Marina Mist, Island Indigo, & then Night of Navy.

I came up with this great card layout using the challenge from Freshly Made Sketches #325.

Here’s the inside:

You’ll find the supply list at the bottom of my post.  And, this is one of the cards we’ll be making at my Cards, Etc. Class on Saturday, Feb. 24th at 2pm and again on Monday, Feb. 26th at 10am.

Be sure and stop by the SSINK Page to see what more 2nd release Sale-a-Bration items!



Sale-a-Bration or Occasions Catalog Favorite 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!

Today I’m showing you another Shaker Card!  The fun papers in Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper are so festive & are perfect with a little confetti added!

Here’s a better picture showing you this fun paper:

Picture Perfect Party 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper

The artist easel is from Painter’s Palette.  That’s been stuck away in my closet for too long!  Such a cute set!

Here’s another Shaker Card.  Which one do you like best?  I like the candle one, except that you have to “fussy cut” it.  I don’t have a lot of patience for that.

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:



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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

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

SSINKFF3 Picture Perfect Shaker Card

Shaker Cards!!  I’ve paired 2 fun stamp sets to make this card for the SSINKFF3 Challenge.  Picture Perfect Birthday and Painter’s Palette.

Here’s some simple directions for you to make a Shaker Card:

If you’d like to make this card, join me at class the end of the month at the Cards, Etc. Class.  I have 2 dates to choose from:

  • Saturday, Feb. 24th at 2 pm or
  • Monday, Feb. 26th at 10 am
  • $15 or FREE with your $25 order that day
  • We’ll make 3-4 projects

To see more Shaker Cards, head over to the SSINK Page!

Lions, Tigers & Bears, Oh My! Cards Featuring Pretty Kitty

Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for February 2018. This month our theme is Lions, Tigers & Bears, Oh My! Cards Featuring Animals!  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Cheryl Hamilton @ 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.

Today’s blog hop is all about animals!  My Bella & Friends stamp set has gotten a lot of use, but I haven’t used Pretty Kitty until today.  Here I go…

Stamped the kitty on Shimmer Paper using Memento Ink and then colored it in using Stampin’ Markers.  I chose the colors based on this weeks challenge from Global Design Project #GDP125.

Don’t you just love that “amazing” cutout?!  You can get Celebrate You Thinlits FREE with any $100 order now until the end of March during Sale-a-Bration.

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.

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!

Celebrate 5 Years of Paper Pumpkin


Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin HERE  by March 10th to receive:
1. March Paper Pumpkin kit
2. Special box designed for this month only!
3. A FREE Gift! (crafting product)
DID YOU KNOW that you have choices when subscribing?
1. Subscribe month to month
2. Prepaid subscriptions
3. 6 month Subscriptions includes two $50 Sale-a-Bration choices
4. 12 month Subscription includes four $50 Sale-a-Bration choices or two $100 Sale-a-Bration choices and HOST benefits
DID YOU KNOW that subscribers have perks?
From Stampin’ UP!
1. Access to refills kits when available
2. Ability to skip a month
From Me
1. Monthly FREE Paper Pumpkin classes where we get together to make our projects!
Give it a try!  Paper Pumpkin also makes a great gift!!
  • Fun to make with kids
  • Take it on vacation with you
  • Unique birthday gift!
  • Fun project for college kids
  • Hospital waiting rooms (this was me the last 3 weeks…)

Remember, you only have until March 10th to get this special offer!

Thanks for stopping by!


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

Sure Do Love You February

It might be cold & wet where you are, but February is actually a wonderful month!

Reasons to love February:

  • Valentine’s Day!  Love.
  • Super Bowl Sunday!
  • Whale season.  Maui, I know.  Come visit!
  • Sale-a-Bration!
  • Chocolates.  You just might get some.  You really should give some.
  • The start of Lent.  Strive to be better, more giving, less complaining.

Back to my calendar.  This pretty heart is from Sure Do Love You, in the Occasions Catalog, & it just happens to have a set of framelits that bundle with it!

See the way the sentiment is darker on the outside?  That’s called the “kissing technique”.  Very appropriate for February, don’t you think?!  It’s very simple to do.  Just stamp the image in Melon Mambo then roll the edge of the stamp in a darker color (I used Berry Burst).

Tell me what you LOVE about February!!  Come on!  I know you can find something…

Time to check out Crystal & Anne’s calendars for February.  Here’s a photo of the three of us, surrounding some special guests:

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Sterling and Shelli visit Maui

From the left:  Crystal, Sterling, Shelli, Anne, & me