Monday, July 15, 2013


Hi, Stampers!

Stampin' Up! has a wonderful new incentive to join my team right now!!  Come join me HERE and click the Join The Fun! tab to get started.  If you have any questions, send an e-mail to me HERE!

Offer: New recruits get to pick one of four project kits for free in addition to your starter kit when you join Stampin' Up!
Dates: July 15-August 31, 2013
Kit Options:
The first three project kits are from the holiday catalog and the last option is from the annual catalog.
OptionKit DescriptionItemTotal Value
Build a Banner Simply Created Kit AND
Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit
Build a Banner Simply Created Kit AND
Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit
Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit
Tag a Bag Bundle AND
Tag a Box Bundle

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Mosaic Madness and new In Colors

I am so in love with all the items in the new Stampin' Up! Catalog!   I decided to showcase the new In Colors cardstock by using my Mosaic Madness punch and making a rainbow.  I kind of like the way it turned out, don't you?
Why don't you check out your favorite items in the new catty, HERE?Then, come back and let me know your favorites in the comment section below.  I would love to hear what you like!  And you might just find some specials, like bundles, which save you 15%!!
Happy Stamping!!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Best of 25 Years Stamps

As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, we're bringing back some of our favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release-one set per month-during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!
Check back here every month to download a flyer for a new Best of stamp set, and be sure to share it with your customers.
Some things to remember:
  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • A new flyer will be released every month for each new Best of set.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, we're including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.
Be sure to click here to shop!
Best of Shelli
Download the monthly flyers

Download the Collector's Card

Buy 3 Get One Free!

Good morning, Stampers!

I've got great news from Stampin' Up!  From July 1 through July 31 you can buy 3 Designer Papers from the new Catalog and get one for free!  You heard me right - FREE!   What a great deal!
AND there are no limits!  Order six, you get TWO free, Order nine - get THREE!  Do I see a pattern here? {grin!} Yep, I'll say!!  Just check out the Designer Series Papers in the new Catalog on Pages 151, 153, and  154.  They are awesome...did I say AWESOME?  You'll absolutely love them!  Check them out now at my online store HERE.

These items are not included in the offer:
  • Designer Series Paper Stacks
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Catalog preorder
  • Designer Series Paper order through Hostess Benefits
Just remember to order these gorgeous papers July 1 through July 31...hurry, don't let this great deal pass you up!
Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


June 26, 2013
Never fear! Although we have a fantastic holiday catalog on its way, we also have a selection of holiday favorites from last year's autumn/winter catalog that are still available! These include the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set and the coordinating Framelits Dies (which were mistakenly added to the Retired List, but are still available). 

Click here to download the pdf and see what's available!

You can also help your customers find the stamp sets in the online store  by clicking here!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Stampin' Up! A Change is Coming!

Get ready to change the way you look at our products. Starting August 1, you can scan the Stampin’ Up! Interactive icon in the holiday catalog using your smartphone or tablet, and you’ll unlock videos that show our products in action. Now how cool is that!

This feature uses augmented reality technology, and if you’re familiar with that, you know that it’s all about innovative interactive experiences. Because this is Stampin' Up!'s first shot at augmented reality, they’re keeping the experience very simple—dipping their toes in the water, so to speak. It is initially being tried in the United States and Canada (not including Quebec). They’ll evaluate it after a few months to see if this is an effective tool for you, and if it is, they may make it available in future catalogs and include more sophisticated experiences.

One thing to note is that augmented reality videos are typically very short—around 30 seconds. So in keeping with the augmented reality experience, the videos that you can access when you scan the Stampin’ Up! Interactive icon are shorter versions of the videos that will be available on the website.

When the holiday catalog becomes available, I will let you in on this awesome feature—the videos link directly to the online store so you can buy the product, and you can also share your favorite new products on social media. It’s a great reason to talk to you who haven’t ordered in a while: not only can I show you a new catalog full of fabulous products, I can also show you a fun way of learning more about those products. Tech-savvy customers will be especially interested in this interactive feature and you will share it with your family and friends, and who knows—that might pique your interest in Stampin’ Up! products and help me to meet new customers.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Happy Stampin!!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Grab Your Greetings!!

 This promotion couldn’t be nearer to my heart.  Almost every card requires a sentiment, right?  They are necessary.  What better time for Stampin’ Up! to offer these sets at 25% off?  Here’s the information you need to add these sets to your order:

Grab your Greetings

More Amazing Greetings
While we are talking about greetings, Stampin’ Up! has been rolling out some great compilation stamp sets each month in honor of its 25th year – and this month’s is Best of Greetings.  Yippee!  Click on the image below for more information – you can bet I won’t pass on this set:
Want to check out the other “Best of” Compilation set?  Click here.
25 year

New Photopolymer Stamp Set
Stampin’ Up! has been introducing lots of great, new photopolymer stamp sets.  This one is perfectly suited for this time of year, a travel-themed set with lots of great images.  Check it out by clicking the image below 

  – and then be sure to add it to your order:
:)  Thanks for stopping by!

MDS Digital Download Day - Stampin' Up!

Be sure to order your digital downloads HERE.MDSdigitaldownloads61113



MDS Digital Download Day

It's Digital Download Day with My Digital Studio and here's the latest downloads:
  • Hash It Out Greeting Card Templates  134696 - Price: $9.95
  • Label It Stamp Brush Set 134736 - Price: $9.95
  • Summer Possibilities Kit  134705 - Price: $7.95
  • Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper 134735 - Price: $4.95

Click here to download the Digital Downloads PDF.

- See more at:

MDS Digital Download Day

It's Digital Download Day with My Digital Studio and here's the latest downloads:
  • Hash It Out Greeting Card Templates  134696 - Price: $9.95
  • Label It Stamp Brush Set 134736 - Price: $9.95
  • Summer Possibilities Kit  134705 - Price: $7.95
  • Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper 134735 - Price: $4.95

Click here to download the Digital Downloads PDF.

- See more at:

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Don't Forget about Paper Pumpkin Kits!

Sign up for Paper Pumkpin by the 10th HERE
  • I would love for you to pick me as your demonstrator  just add my name  Sharon Jones.
Paper PumpkinSide note about the Paper Pumpkin : If you want to skip a month or 2  just update your account before the 10th of each month  BUT if you cancel  and then want  to re sign up ~ you will get the Welcome kit again .
The Paper Pumpkin  kits have been so cute  and the stamps are only available with  the Paper Pumpkin .  Previous kits are not available  so sign up today so you will not miss out on the upcoming kits.
*When you  sign up for the 1st time you will get the Paper Pumpkin Welcome kit 1st HERE  and then each month  you will get the Paper Pumpkin exclusive kit for that month . 
Until later.. Happy Stampin !
Have a Fabulous Sunday Friends ! 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

DSP Swatch Books

May 29, 2013
Papercrafting Made Easier with DSP Swatch Books

Books3You know that I'm a stickler about good organization for my Stampin' Studio.  For the Spring Catalog, Brian King (a member of our Stampin' Pretty Pals Virtual Community) offered Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper (also known as "DSP") swatch books that I immediately knew I needed to own!  Brian is offering them again for 13 choices of DSP in the new Stampin' Up! 2013-2014 Annual Catalog.  I'm IN! 

Here's what I love:
  • You get 11 Designer Series Paper Swatch Books PLUS 2 Specialty Designer Series Swatch Books.
  • The swatch books are compact for quick access and easy storage.
  • Flip style allows you to see all the patterns within each collection in a flash. 
  • Swatch books are labeled on the back along with a coordinating colors list.
  • I don't have to drag out all my 12 x 12 DSP when I'm in decision-making mode (including the scraps that can go flying).
  • Demonstrators find them to be a convenient way to share real samples with their customers.
For complete details or to order Brian's swatch books, please visit his Stamp With Brian Blog

STAMPIN' UP! RETIRING PRODUCTS Retiring Stamps will be available through June 3.  Stampin' Up! will continue to produce the stamps to meet the demand through that time.  Click to View Stampin' Up! Retiring Stamps.

Retiring Accessories are ONLY available while supplies last.  SAVE UP TO 60% on select items including punches, designer series paper, ribbon and more!  Be sure to order your favorites soon.  Click to View Stampin' Up! Retiring Accessories.
Be sure to CLICK HERE to browse my online store!


Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day...We Shall Always Remember

I hope your Memorial Day is wonderful, and we shall always remember!  God bless the U.S.A.!
Hugs, Sharon
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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day! Revisiting an Older Creation...

I wish all you mothers out there a very Happy Mother's Day!  Today I am re-posting an older card I made quite some time back, but decided to send this one to my dear MIL, who is a good friend as well.  I wanted to send her a little comfort on this first Mother's Day without her only son {my late husband}.  All that aside, here is the card I sent her...

I made this for a "sentiment only" card when I was on the Squigglefly Design Team last year.  I hope you like was the first time I made paper roses and they were so much fun!
Hope you all have a wonderful and happy day today.
Making new cards to post soon...
Hugs and mwah!

INSPIRATIONAL GREETINGS by Sharon: New Stampin' Up! "Best of" Stamp Set for May!

INSPIRATIONAL GREETINGS by Sharon: New Stampin' Up! "Best of" Stamp Set for May!: May 04, 2013 Here it is!... Check out the latest "Best of" stamp set release for May (above).  As part of the their 25-ye...

Saturday, May 4, 2013

New Stampin' Up! "Best of" Stamp Set for May!

May 04, 2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Great Incentive for Joining My Team Now!!

Join My Team
Have you been putting off joining Stampin’ Up!?  Well, now’s the time to reconsider.  Here are the benefits to joining now:
  • Extra free stuff.  The Starter Kit is always $99 for $125 of product (your choice of how you spend that $99) – and Stampin’ Up! always foot the bill on shipping it to you.  Through May 30, though, you can get an EXTRA $30 of free product in your Starter Kit – that’s a total of $155 of product for $99.
  • Sneak Peek.  If you sign up as a demonstrator before May 30, you ALSO get to include Sneak Peek items from the upcoming catalog in your kit.  Click HERE to see a sneak preview of the items in the new catalog that you can order.
  • Additional product discount.  Get 30% off your first hostess order (any order greater than $150) JUST IN TIME for the full release of the new catalog.  Yipee!
If you have been thinking about joining (whether you want to sell Stampin’ Up! products or just want to pick up some products at a great discount), send me a message.  I’m MORE THAN HAPPY to help.  Email me at
Get a Catalog
I’ve ordered copies of the new catalogs, and they will be immediately mailed out to my customers.  Do you want to make sure you get one, too?  If you haven’t ordered from me before, now’s your chance!  Place an order HERE., and I’ll add you to the list!  Woot, woot!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!
Hugs and mwah!
Note:  This is my second post today...scroll down to see the new list for Stampin' Up! retired stamps on sale now!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Retired Stamps from Stampin' Up! Dates: April 24-June 3, 2013 (select items available while supplies last)

Hundreds of stamps and accessories from the 2012-2013 catalogs are retiring, and this is your chance to get them before they're gone.  Many procucts are only available while supplies last, so be sure to get your orders in early! (And remember some items having amazing discounts!)

Retiring Lists:
Please remember the Retiring Accessories are available .. 


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!

Thanks & have a great day!
Hugs and mwah!  

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Stampin’ Up! Color Refresh

April 4, 2013                  

Stampin’ Up! Color Refresh

Stampin' Up! Color Refresh
Hot off the press!  Stampin’ Up!  announces a bit of a change in the color line up. Straight from SU:
Announcing our Color Refresh! We love color and we know that you do too. Color is fundamental to who we are and what we offer. It’s important for us to stay up-to-date with color trends so we are thrilled to share our updated line of colors, and hope you will be as excited as we are by the new possibilities!
Why now? In 2010 we did a big color renovation and shared our plans for smaller color refreshes every three to five years to keep our colors on trend. Well it has been three years and we are excited to announce that the upcoming 2013-2014 annual catalog will include 10 new colors (most of which are returning In Colors from previous years)! We are welcoming back some of your favorites, moving some colors around, and introducing one brand-new color, so take a look!
Beginning on April 4, 2013, all retiring/discontinued color products (i.e. ink, paper, ribbon, accessories, etc.) will be available only while supplies last. This means that some products will not be available through the retired list period.
And also announced today,

free shipping is going on April 6-8, 2013,

which would be a great time for you to get your favorites before they are gone! (Free shipping is for North America only.)
To ensure you are placing your order with me and not Stampin’ Up directly, Use this Link.  Be sure my name is at the top of the page as your demonstrator.  Thank you!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Very Sad News

A sad, sad post for me...I have been gone a while because my love of my life, my dear husband, Bruce, passed away suddenly on Sunday afternoon, March 10, 2013.  He was only 53 and had congestive heart failure and was going down fast, but suddenly fell on our bedroom floor with a pulmonary embolism.  The paramedics did all they could to help him.  I just thought I would let you know that I haven't deserted you, but had a very real reason to be away so long.
Bruce had a very successful law practice that will take me a while to assist to close as well as beginning his succession so that I may work to close that practice.
Please pray for me and my dear, sweet 13 yo son at this sad crossroad in our lives.  I cherish all your prayers, concerns and comfort during our time of loss.
Keep in touch, my sweet stamping friends, as I know God has brought us all together to do things in good and bad times with each other.
I love and miss you all.  Hope to be back sometime within the next couple of weeks.
Yours in Christ,
Sharon and Daniel Jones
RIP D. Bruce Jones, our beloved Husband and Father.

My dear Bruce is on the far left of this picture, an outing we had about a year ago with our grandchildren.  Our son is the shortest boy next to his dad on the left.  I am the one in red.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Tile Technique

Hello, Stampers!
Today I bring you a card that uses the tile technique.  I have seen it done several times, but never tried it...and is it ever easy!  First take a look...

Does this look cool, or what?!!  I had so much fun doing it!  I just used a little of the Sycamore Street design paper, and made each cut 1" square and re-arranged them the same way they were cut.  I really like the way it turned out!  After I scored the Whisper White cardstock, I adhered them on it with liquid glue so all the tiles were on really well, then I stamped my VersaMark pad all over it and poured clear embossing powder on it.  I then used my heat tool to finish it and it came out shiny like this...

It shows up so much better in person!  I love the way it looks and feels!  Just like tiles.  I layered this on Baja Breeze card stock, then Summer Starfruit, and then a Rich Razzleberry square card base.  I was going to add something else, but I think it looks better by itself in all it's glory!
If you want the measurements, e-mail me and I'll get them to you.  I'm not at home right now, so I don't have them.
Til later, stampers, have a wonderful day!!  I will try and show some other techniques and challenges I'll join for your viewing pleasure!

I am entering this into Moxie Fab's Tuesday Trigger - Playful Patterns.