And the winner is…

Ramona!  

Congratulations!  And thank you for everyone who makes comments on my blog!

Ramona is one of my downline.  It’s exciting to watch her try different ideas to make her business grow!  She recently started a blog, Stampin’ in the Maui Heights!  Please go visit & leave her a comment!!

Ramona, you’ll be receiving this cute card…

Card directions:

  • Card base:  Crushed Curry:  4 1/4 X 11, score at 5 1/2
  • Pick A Pattern DSP:  2 3/4 X 4
  • Basic Black:  3 X 4

Then I just used Layering Circles Framelits & Number of Years to come up with the rest.  MORE DETAILS HERE

Last week we had a fun meeting with the Maui Stampers Group.  Anne Matasci, my upline, presented me with this pretty lei to congratulate me for earning the Alaska Trip!  She’s been my cheerleader the whole time and I really appreciate her encouragement, tips, and friendship.  Anne, you’re the best!

I’d be remiss if I didn’t pause to thank all of my customers for your support in helping me earn this fun trip!!  Couldn’t have done it without you- that’s for sure!!  Thank you so much!  Most of you are as addicted to stamping as I am!!  I really don’t have to sell anything- you guys are so easy!  Ha!  I’ve made life long friends through stamping!

Hope you’re all having a great weekend!  I have my August Cards, Etc. Class today & Monday.  If you’re unable to attend, but would like the set of cards, please send me a message this weekend!

Thanks for stopping by…  Hope you’re doing a little stampin’ this weekend!

Announcing…New In Color Club!

I’m excited to offer a new club that will go for 5 months only… June – October!  We’ll be focusing on the new 2017 – 2019 In Colors.  Details in the photo collage above.

I already have a very fun, enthusiastic group that will meet the 2nd Monday of each month at 10 am at my place in Haiku.  First date is June 12th.

I’d also like to start a weekend club for 5 months.  The days/times will depend on what the group wants, so let me know!2017

Here’s what you’ll have by the time club ends in October:

Plus bows.  Mine are buried somewhere in my fun room…

I’m offering this club to my non-Maui friends, too!  It will be $40 plus $7 postage each month.  You’ll receive all the products plus supplies and instructions to make 4 cards using the color of the month!  Stamps not included.  You’ll need to use what you have at home.  Hope you give it a try!  It’s a great way to get some beautiful products that coordinate nicely!

If you are on Maui, please stop by my New Catalog Launch Party this Sunday, from 1 pm – 3 pm!  Lots going on in that 2 hours and you won’t want to miss it!!

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!

 

Year End Close-Out Sale Today!

Stampin’ Up! has been doing a little year-end cleaning, and we’ve got some great deals to offer you and your customers! Our Year-End Closeouts will include holiday retiring products, clearance rack items, and current high-inventory catalog products.

Contact me today to place your order.  Or you can ORDER ON LINE.

Here’s just a few of my favorites…

Merry Mice Clear-Mount Stamp Set

MERRY MICE CLEAR-MOUNT STAMP SET
Price: $17.00 SALE PRICE $13.60
Totally Trees Photopolymer Stamp Set

TOTALLY TREES PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET
Price: $26.00
Cookie Cutter Christmas Photopolymer Bundle

COOKIE CUTTER CHRISTMAS PHOTOPOLYMER BUNDLE
Price: $35.00
Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper

PETALS & PAISLEYS SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
Price: $13.00 SALE PRICE $9.10
1/4 Circle Punch by Stampin' Up!

1/4″ CIRCLE PUNCH
Price: $9.00 SALE PRICE $5.40
Bermuda Bay 1-1/4 Striped Grosgrain Ribbon by Stampin' Up!

BERMUDA BAY 1-1/4″ STRIPED GROSGRAIN RIBBON
Price: $9.00 SALE PRICE $3.60
Calypso Coral 1/2 Seam Binding Ribbon by Stampin' Up!

CALYPSO CORAL 1/2″ SEAM BINDING RIBBON
Price: $7.00 SALE PRICE $2.80
Hello Life Project Kit by Stampin' Up!

HELLO LIFE PROJECT KIT
Price: $25.00 SALE PRICE $10.00
Layering Circle Framelits Dies

LAYERING CIRCLE FRAMELITS DIES
Price: $35.00 SALE PRICE$17.50
And there are SO MANY MORE beautiful items- CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL!
If you need to place an order & want to combine with me to save on postage, email me your order before 5pm today!
Have a great day!  Happy shopping!

New In Colors!

I’ve only had time to make 2 cards since I opened my box of  items from the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog.  I’ve been working way too much & can’t wait until the weekend when I should have a little more time to play.

Playful Palette Create With Cheryl

Don’t you love these new In Colors?!!  This is Peekaboo Peach & Sweet Sugarplum.  I had a piece of Cherry Cobbler on my desk & added that.  Wasn’t sure if it would work, but I like it.

Playful Palette Create With Cheryl (2)

You’ll be seeing a lot of this pineapple!  It’s from a new stamp set called Pop of Paradise.  The new ribbon comes in all the new In Colors & is called Ruched Ribbon.  I had to look up ruched & it means “gathering or pleating”.  So now we know.  It’s kind of crinkly.

The Designer Series Paper is called Playful Palette & had beautiful colors & patterns!

Mark your calendars for the May Card Classes!

Saturday, May 28 at 2pm or Tuesday, May 31 at 3pm.

We’ll make 4 different cards with envelopes to match for $10 (or FREE with your $20 order placed that day).

Hope to see you there!

Christmas with my Club!

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Just scroll through these pictures and you’ll get an idea of what FUN we have at club!!  Our Christmas Party, where we combine my 2 clubs, is the event we look forward to all year!  Everyone cranks out lots of little gifts to pass out & goes home with quite an assortment!  I couldn’t find pictures of everyone’s gift, but most of them are here.  You can see we play some silly games & eat some delicious food!

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IMG_1216IMG_1225IMG_1224IMG_1221 Lucky me!  Linda gave me this as a gift!!

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It’s time to sign up for our 2016 club!!  One is on the 2nd Saturday of each month at my house in Haiku and the other is the 2nd Sunday of each month in Pukalani.  The deal with club is that you must place at least a $25 order each month.  The best part is that we rotate Host Benefits, so the month that you’re the host you will get to select lots of FREE PRODUCTS!  Please let me know if you’re interested in joining us!

Build a Birthday

I’m having so much fun playing around with my new stamps!  For this card, I used the new set:  Build a Birthday!  

IMG_9110I love how this cake fills up the whole front of the card!  I used scraps of Cherry on Top DSP Stack for the cake.

Scrap dimensions:

2 3/4 X 3/4

2 1/2 X 3/4

2 1/4 X 3/4

Found the idea for this card here .

Thanks for checking in with me!  Hope you get to do a little stampin’ today!

Creative Escape Weekend!

It’s been 2 weeks since I returned from a wonderful weekend spent with some dear stampin’ friends on Oahu.  What a fun, relaxing time I had with all of you!  I’ll share some pictures…

IMG_8694Walking to Red Lobster first nightIMG_8703Prize patrol for “do-gooders”… anyone caught doing dishes, etc.

IMG_8697One of Yvette’s swaps!

IMG_8712Marylou received this adorable little gift bag with a mini album inside from her “secret sistah”…me!

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Jayne’s gift was a bunch of never-ending boxes inside each other…so cute (from Yvette).  Jayne’s my nursing GF from Oahu.

IMG_8695Gift from Robbie!

IMG_8732Ramona’s gift from Jayne.  The leaves were paper, too and looked so real!

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Spent Friday swapping, stamping & eating!  Perfect day!!IMG_8799

On Saturday we headed to the Marriott to attend an event called Birthdays & Blessings that was a fundraiser for ACS Hope Lodge.  It was like a mini convention, with the excitement, swapping, and speakers, and Make ‘n Takes!

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IMG_8826Meeting Dawn Griffin!

IMG_8920Thanks for a fabulous girlfriend weekend!

3-D Gift for my Secret Sistah

We had a fabulous time on our Creative Escape Weekend on Oahu!  A group of my stampin’ ladies flew over for this fun weekend and met up with my Oahu friend, Jayne.  We had lots to do to prepare, but it was so worth it to receive all our beautiful gifts!

Here’s my 3-D item:

Createwithcheryl.me 3-DDon’t you just love the little bow?  Here’s the inside:

Createwithcheryl.me 3-D

 

Directions:

Cut CS at 3 1/4 X 8 1/2.

Score at 1 3/4, 2 1/4, 5 1/2, & 6.

Scallop the end by the 6″ score line using Scallop Border Punch.

DSP is cut at 3 1/4 X 2 1/4 & 3 1/4 X 1 3/4 (cut 2 of these).

Bow Builder Punch & Velcro Dots to secure the flap shut.

This was CASED from Anne Lewis.  She added a small calendar to the inside flap…great idea!

Today we’re attending Birthdays & Blessings, an event to support Hope Lodge Hawaii.  We’re so excited because the presenters are demonstrators that are in Hawaii for the incentive trip!  Linda Bauwin, Dawn Griffith, Pam Morgan, & Ronda Wade.  I’ll share more on this event in a few days!

 

Class of 2015

Class of 2015 CardHere’s one of the cards we made at club this weekend.  A graduation card that holds money- exactly what they need most!

Createwithcheryl.me Class of 2015

Open it up and it looks like a file folder.  The Night of Navy is beautiful embossed in Silver.  I bought the Confetti Stars Border Punch especially for this card!  So glad I did!

Here are the details:

  • Paper:  Night of Navy -8 1/2 X 9 3/4- (save the extra piece to punch the confetti stars on) then score at 3 1/2 & 7 being careful to score along the shortest side, Brushed Silver (8 1/2 X 1 3/4)
  • Stamps:  Class of 2015, BYOP
  • Extras:  Silver Embossing Powder, Square Framelits (first I punched out #6 square, embossed it, then cut it again with #5 square to leave you some margin for being crooked), Confetti Stars Border Punch, Dimensionals to pop up the front sentiment, Envelope punch board:  punch the left inside corner then punch again at 3″.
  • Createwithcheryl.me Class of 2015
  • Createwithcheryl.me Class of 2015
  • And congratulations to all the graduates out there!  Special shout-out to Serena!!!