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!!

Occasions Catalog Paper Share

Want all of the new Designer Series Papers in the Occasion Catalog, but your bank account says no?  Let’s do a Paper Share!  That way, you can get a taste of all the papers without breaking the bank.  I’m offering Designer Series Paper Shares for a limited time so that you have a chance to have some of each set.  There are 7 new Designer Series Collections in the new Occasions Catalog and to purchase the full packs, you would have to spend over $92.00.  A paper share is a way to try out all the new papers at a fraction of the cost.

          

If you would like to join this paper share and receive 84 pieces of 6X6 Designer Series Paper in 2018, follow the instructions below:

Occasions Catalog Paper Share Includes:

84 pieces of 6X6 Designer Series Paper from 7 new packs from the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog as pictured below.

How to Reserve your Occasions Catalog Paper Share:

Email me at createwithcheryl808@gmail.com and give me the following information:

  • your name
  • your address and phone #
  • the email address you use for PayPal (you don’t have to have a PayPal account in order to pay invoice)
  • subject line:  2018 Occasions Paper Share

Deadline to reserve your share and pay is 1/2/18!  

U.S. addresses only

Schedule:

January 3, 2018:   I’ll place my Stampin’ Up! order for all the paper for everyone who has PAID by PayPal.

January 11-15, 2018:  I will cut, sort, label and repackage all of the paper for you.

January 18, 2018:  Paper Shares will be mailed out, if there are no backorders.

Cost

$24.00 for 84 pieces of 6X6 Designer Series Paper

+ $6.65 shipping:  Priority Flat Rate Mailer including tracking

Thanks for stopping by!  Are you excited about Sale-a-Bration?!  Me too!!

#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 Winter Wonderland Carols of Christmas

Merry Christmas!!  After all the rushing around & busyness, it’s here.  A day to pause and reflect on the greatest gift the world has been given.  A day to be grateful.  A day to share.

I’m sharing some 3 X 3 cards with you today for our theme:  Winter Wonderland.  I love all the little details in these cards:  glitter on the trees, a tiny deer, and that cute silver mini sequins. The colors used are Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, and Whisper White.

And we’ve got snowed on a couple of weeks ago!- not at my house, but on my mountain- Haleakala!  Photo courtesy Aki'Ra

Although it may sound strange, snowfall in Hawaii is not rare. It snows here every year, but only at the summits of the highest volcanoes on the Big Island – Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea – which are at an elevation above 13,000 feet, as well as Haleakala on the island of Maui, which is at an elevation of just over 10,000 feet.

As you can see, a stack of 3 X 3 cards fits perfectly in the pizza box.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful day!!

Oh… before you go, be sure & stop by the SSINK PAGE for more Winter Wonderland ideas!

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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 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!