Wednesday, November 26, 2008

20-50% OFF SALE -- HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA



Click on the image above to order selected Stampin' Up! product bundles for 20-50% off. It should take you to my SU website. Then click on the SHOP NOW button at the top, right-hand corner. www.sharongraham.stampinup.net

Available through December 1 while supplies last.

I'm working on figuring out how to convert the pdf document to a list that you can read here. Until then, just click on the image above.

Happy Thanksgiving!
--Sharon

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Stippling Fun

We made this card at recent stamp clubs. It's pretty quick and easy to make, but still very striking.
The stamp set we used is Inspired by Nature. I stamped it in Close to Cocoa and then highlighted certain areas with a CTC marker to give it dimension. After that I used my stipple brush (those totally rock!) and stippled More Mustard right around the image, then used Pumpkin Pie a little further out and then Tangerine Tango around the very outside.

Come on back in the next few days to see some fantastic card sets and other hand-stamped gift ideas.

Cheers,
Sharon

Monday, November 10, 2008

6th Annual Holiday Open House

You’re Invited to Our Sixth Annual
Holiday Open House

Saturday, November 15, 2008 รก 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: 2431 169TH Pl. SE, Bellevue

We’ll have door prizes, food, hot chocolate and fun. Bring your gift list and a friend, and enjoy your shopping experience this holiday season!

Thanks for shopping with us. You are supporting local businesswomen!

Vendors include:
Stampin' Up! (that's me!)
Mary Kay
PartyLite
Silpada Jewelry
Pampered Chef
Usborne Books

In addition to taking orders for catalog merchandise, I'll be selling hand-stamped cards and other items, and a bunch of retired stamp sets.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Instructions for Christmas Card Crank Cards - part 3

Here are two more of the cards that we did at the recent Christmas Card Crank. These two were both simple ones that people were able to complete quickly.

Supplies for card 1:
Stamps: Season of Joy
Ink: Real Red, NQ Navy
Cardstock:
  • Baja Breeze -- 8 1/2 x 5 1/2
  • Real Red - 5 1/4 x 4
  • Whisper White - 5 x 3 3/4
  • Ski Slope - 2 x 3 3/4
Accessories: Ticket corner punch (love that thing!)


Supplies for card 2:
Stamps:
A Holly, Jolly Christmas
Ink: Real Red
Cardstock:

Whisper White - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and 3x3
Real Red -- 3 1/4 x 3 1/4
Ski Slope - 2 x 5 1/2
Accessories: Real Red striped grosgrain ribbon, stampin' dimensionals

The ribbon is just folded in half and taped on the back of the focal image piece. Super duper simple!

Hope you can come and stamp with me soon.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Instructions for Christmas Card Crank Cards - part 2

Oh my goodness, my sincere apologies for not posting for so long. With Halloween, swim meets, soccer games and life in general, somehow the posting didn't get done. If it's any consolation, I'm wearing nice pants today because all my jeans are dirty LOL

Anyway, I promised that I'd post the cards we made at my Christmas Card Crank in October, so here's the next one.


Supplies:

Stamps: A Cardinal Christmas

Ink: Black Staz On

Markers: Real Red, Old Olive, Taken with Teal, Summer Sun, Close to Cocoa

Cardstock:

  • Real Red -- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
  • Old Olive -- 4 x 5 1/4
  • Chocolate Chip -- 5 1/4 x 1 1/2
  • Ski Slope designer paper -- 5 1/4 x 2
  • Confetti white -- used Big Shot and Top Note die, which I then cut in half

Accessories: Scallop edge punch

That's it for today. Stay tuned for more of these.

If you'd like to register for the next Christmas Card Crank on November 30th which will feature all new cards, click here.