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!!
Sharon

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 it...it 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!
Sharon

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!
Hugs,
Sharon

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

Friday, March 1, 2013

Die Cut Challenge for Stamp Nation


Hi, there, stampers!!
I have entered this card for a challenge at Stamp Nation.  The challenge is to use at least 3 die cuts {or punches if you don't have dies}.  I got to playing around with my new design paper from the Sent With Love bundle by Stampin' Up!  Don't you just adore it?  I used my Floral Frames Framelits dies and distressed the edges with Midnight Muse.  Layered them together and used my new Postage Stamp punch to punch out the little heart postage stamp in the same design paper {there are so many little shapes to work with!} and popped it up with dimensionals in the center.  Then I popped the whole thing up onto the center of my square card card after I triple-tied some twine tieing it in the center and glueing it onto the base.  I really like the way it turned out!  The items I used are listed below.
Until later, 
Hugs!
Sharon

Cardstock:  Whisper White (100730), Sent with Love Designer Series Paper (132182)
Ink:  Midnight Muse (126860)
Ribbon:  Calypso Coral Baker's Twine (125573)
Dies:  Floral Frames Framelits (127012)
Punches:  Postage Stamp (122344)
February 1 through April 30, 2013 you can purchase the Sent with Love Stamp Set or the Sent with Love Designer Series Paper - or both in a bundle at a 20 percent discount! - See more at: http://www.stampinpretty.com/2013/02/elenis-pop-n-cuts-birthday-card.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+StampinPretty+%28stampin%27+pretty+impressions%29#sthash.hZOtFOl8.dpuf

February 1 through April 30, 2013, you can purchase the Sent With Love Stamp Set or the Sent With Love Designer Series Paper - or both in a bundle at a 20% discount! Click here for details.
   Be sure to click on Find a Demonstrator, Demonstrator Locater and type in Sharon Jones, Sulphur, LA 70663.  When you reach my store, click on promotions to locate this wonderful set!!

February 1 through April 30, 2013 you can purchase the Sent with Love Stamp Set or the Sent with Love Designer Series Paper - or both in a bundle at a 20 percent discount! - See more at: http://www.stampinpretty.com/2013/02/elenis-pop-n-cuts-birthday-card.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+StampinPretty+%28stampin%27+pretty+impressions%29#sthash.hZOtFOl8.dpuf




Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Stampin'Up! Online Class Now Available!!

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February 26, 2013

Our new online stamping class is now available! This class shares innovative ideas to get the most out of your supplies (from stamps to the Big Shot) with clever tips and techniques. Divided into six sections focused on a variety of topics, this class includes videos, step outs, and supply lists for 30+ projects.
Check it out. At $14.95 (item 133385) it’s a great value for anyone.

PC Instructions
The files will be downloaded as archive files that you can then extract and save on your computer. When you click on the download link, an extraction program will automatically launch. Choose the location where you would like to save the files (be sure to note where you save them). Follow the prompts on the extraction program, then navigate to the location where you saved the files. Click on the file and open.


Mac Instructions
When you click on the download link, the file will be mounted as a drive. Once it is mounted, open the drive and drag and drop the files to the location of your choice on your hard drive. The files can then be opened.

Remember, you can order items when you go to Stampinup.com and put me in as your Demonstrator - Sharon Jones, Zip 70663 !

Friday, February 22, 2013

A New Baby in our Family!

Hi, stampers!
I just wanted to let you know, after 2 1/2 days of anxiously waiting, we have a brand new Grandson!!  I didn't think he was going to make it...I know how an anxious new father feels now...teehee!  But we are so excited...we will be traveling to Colorado to see him and the new parents next month.  This sweet child is my dear daughter, April's first baby.  She is 35 and so is her dear husband. All is fine and poor April is totally exhaused, but very, very happy!
Thank you, everyone, for your prayers and well-wishes!  You are all my bestest friends in the world!!
Hugs!
Mimi {aka Sharon ;D}

Update...here is our new Baby Grandson:
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 We have been waiting for him a long time and now he's finally here!!!   We are so proud! ;D

Don't forget about My Paper Pumpkin!!

My Paper Pumpkin. 
  
I have been so busy with my life lately that I realized something– I haven’t really pushed the Paper Pumpkin with the people who visit with me each and every day.  I’ve shared about it.  I’ve talked about it.  And I really, really want you to give it a try.  In March, Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Pumpkin kits start mailing out, and I want you to be on the list.  There’s no commitment – try it for a month or two.  If you aren’t happy, then drop out of the program.  I like both of the project kits I’ve seen (the Try Me kit and the first kit), and I’m sure they’ll ramp it up even for the ones after that.  Won’t you please sign up at http://mypaperpumpkin.com to give it a try (you can select me as your demonstrator –Sharon Jones, zip 70663).  It’s best if you sign up using Google Chrome or Firefox.  Please email me if you encounter any problems.
Thanks for visiting my blog today.
Hugs,
Sharon

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Welcome Sweet Little One

Hello, my dear blog friends...I'm finally back after family emergencies are finally starting to settle down a bit.  Maybe now I can start blogging more regularly.  Anyway, on to my card: (pardon the pic, it's with my Iphone...camera is down for the time being)

I got to thinking of babies because my daughter is due this week with her first one...yeehaw, I can hardly wait.  April and John live in Colorado, so we're going up next month to see them and the new baby.  I'm bringing children's books so I can hold and read to the new little one.
I found a stamp I've had for a long time that hasn't seen any love so I decided the use the sweet baby carriage from the set "Vintage Baby" by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  Isn't it just adorable?  I inked it up in Gumball Green, then layered it onto some Gumball Green cardstock.  I also took a strip of the same cardstock and embossed it with my Stampin' Up! Adorning Accents edgelits - see how beautifully it embosses?  I attached it to my Whisper White card base, and stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set in the Gumball Green ink.  Then I attached the matted carriage image with dimensionals and added small pearls to the centers of the wheels.  I also added a larger pearl to the upper right corner to balance it all.  The stamps may not be Stampin' Up! but everything else is!  How do you like it?
Now to wait on my sweet April to give me a call...wait for it...wait for it...still waiting... ;D 
Hugs to you all,
Sharon   

Friday, February 15, 2013

Out of Touch...

Hello, Blog friends!  I have been out of action for a while due to family emergencies.  Life happens, right?  Well, my DH has been having heart problems {he has congestive heart failure} and I had to take him to E.R. once, and about 2 weeks later, I had to bring him back...they admitted him and had to get rid of a lot of body fluid to get him back to breathing normally again.  Poor thing was having a very hard time breathing with all that fluid around his lungs and heart.
On another note, the stupid battery in my camera died, so I couldn't post.  Then a friend of mine told me that I could just use my i-phone to take the pics and upload them...duh!  With all that was going on, why didn't I think of that...LOL!
Anyway, I will be posting soon, I hope.  Please don't desert me yet...I'm still around!
Until later, my dear friends, please keep your prayers going for Bruce, ok?  Thank you so very much!  Because I know there is power in prayer and the more, the better.
Bless you all,
Hugs,
Sharon  
 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sent With Love...Available Now!

New and available now!  This stamp set is a must have!  I love the little airplane and the mailing theme in this one and you will too!  Visit my store here....www.sharonjones_51.stampinup.net





Saturday, January 26, 2013

Stamp Nation Challenge #41 - Masking

    Yay, I love weekends!  Especially when the guys are gone camping and fishing, it's nice and quiet and I get to be creative!
    I made a card for Stamp Nation's CAS Challenge using the masking technique and here is my take on it...
   First, I stamped my sentiment from the Henry Says stamp set (#128090w) or (#128093c) in the Spring catalogue onto Whisper White cardstock.  Then I added post-it notes over the sentiment to stamp my designs called Madison Avenue stamp set (129657c) in the Sale-A-Bration brochure in Summer Starfruit (126991) and in Marina Mist (126962) from the Annual catalogue.  I drew straight lines with a ruler and my Marina Mist Stampin' Write Marker (119679).  
     I love the way this card turned out! 
    Join us at Stamp Nation and check out the new layout...so much easier to navigate and Catherine Pooler and the Sistahs there are so awesome and friendly to help you out in any problems you are having with stamps and techniques.  They are hilarious to be friends with.  You couldn't ask for a better group of companions!
    Until later....Hugs!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

CAS - Just Because


     I had to CASE this card from Catherine Pooler at Stamp Nation for a challenge. Here is the link to her card...http://www.thestampnation.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=5192&d=1357586834&thumb=1 . I changed a couple of things up, but I really like how it turned out.  It uses the Hearts a Flutter stamp set and the coordinating Framelits as well as the Vintage Verses stamps.  They can all be found in our new Spring Catalogue.  I first cut my panel and distressed the edges a little with Crumb Cake.  Then I added my stamped and embossed banners and heart and overlapped them just off the top edge and added a rhinestone to the heart.  So cute!  I stamped the sentiment from my Vintage Verses set in a chocolate ink I had in my stash and used a swirl I had on hand in Crumb Cake to add a little more pizazz.  Then I popped up my panel with dimensionals onto my card stock.  I am so loving the way my valentine card came out!  What do you think? 
    Don't forget that the new Sale-a-Bration starts tomorrow at Stampin' Up! and you can buy these items in my online store at http://sharonjones_51.stampinup.net .  You can click the link and it will take you there in a jiffy and you can browse all you want to see what new items we have!  Wonderful sale going on and this is the biggest that Stampin' Up! offers!!  Woot, woot!  
     Hugs to you all and I'll be busy stamping a lot more items from the Spring catty and the wonderful Sale-a-Bration brochure!  If you need any catalogues, just e-mail me at the address below my name!
Don't forget that I read all your comments!  Love 'em!
    Sharon
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Card recipe:
  • Stamps:  Hearts a Flutter, Vintage Verses, swirl from stash
  • Ink:  Crumb Cake, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, stash cocoa
  • Tools:  rhinestone, embossing folder from stash, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
  • Paper:  Whisper White

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

I"m A Pals Paper Arts Pick!! Yay!

PPAPickBadge(1)I can't believe it!  I'm so honored and excited to be a part of this wonderful group!  This was a color challenge. The color palette was Basic Black, Basic Gray, and Melon Mambo.




So here is my card that was picked along with 9 other winners:

But, there's someone else I want to honor, too.  My dear upline, Brian King, also won!  Here is his stunning card:
  www.stampwithbrian.com - The Best Love Story Isn't his card absolutely gorgeous?  He played on the negative space he created in the center strip.  I totally am in love with this card!  You can also view it on his blog at www.stampwithbrian.com.  
Go to Pals Paper Arts Blog to see the rest of the winners!
Gotta get ready for work, but I'll be back with more later.  Y'all come back now, here?
Hugs,
Sharon  
shop online at my store: http://sharonjones_51.stampinup.net   

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Pretty Pals Blog Hop! Be My Valentine...

Hello, Stampers!
     This is the first Blog Hop this year for Mary Fish's Stampin' Pretty Pals, and I was so honored to be able to join in!  She is so awesome, I just couldn't ask for better upline friends!
       In this challenge, we were to show off some of our new products by Stampin' Up! and I have a few to share with you in my card below...
  
Here are my supplies:
  • cardstock ~ Whisper White base, Tempting Turquoise,  More Amore designer series paper, Sunshine Sprinkles designer series paper, Sycamore Street designer series paper
  • ribbon ~ Natural 7/16" trim ribbon
  • stamp ~ My Little Valentine
  • ink ~ Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake
  • other ~ Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels, small rhinestones {stash}  Vine Street Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
       Be sure to leave a comment ~ we love hearing from you!  Also be sure to complete the hop and you will see a lot more new items in the Spring Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Brochure from our other Pals! 

Sunday, January 6, 2013

PPA Color Challenge...Those Who Bring Sunshine

Happy Sunday, Stampers!
     This week Pals Paper Art has a color challenge...Melon Mambo, Basic Gray, and Basic Black.  Here is what I came up with:

       I used this beautiful sentiment from the Feel Goods stamp set on pg. 21 from our new Spring Catalog and stamped it in Melon Mambo.  Cut it out with a round die and added 3 rhinestones.  I embossed some Basic Gray cardstock with the Fancy Fan embossing folder {love the texture}.  (You may see it better if you click on the image.)  I added the very pretty Designer Builder Brad (#129329) on pg. 12 from the new Spring Catalog and added a Large Rhinestone Basic Jewel (#129324) from pg. 8.  I tied a black organza bow from my stash and layered all on some Melon Mambo cardstock and then onto some Basic Black cardstock base.  This is such a fun challenge!
     You can go to my Stampin' Up! store and purchase all these items...just go to stampinup.com, click on the demonstrator tab and type in my name, Sharon Jones.
     Why not join in at Pals Paper Arts and let us see your wonderful creations...if you need some more inspiration, the Pals will have plenty at their site to show you!
      Until later...Happy Stamping!
Hugs,  Sharon  

 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Valentine Treat Bundle and My Little Valentine Bundle Special Offer!





Hi Stampers!
    
     Note here:  This is my second post for today.  To see the wonderful new Spring Catalog information, scroll down!

   From January 3 through January 21, you will have the opportunity to purchase the exclusive Valentine Treat Bundle. This bundle, created specifically for this special offer, contains the brand-new Happy Valentine Heart Single Stamp (English only) and a package of 1" x 8" cellophane bags. (shown on the left)

 

     Aren't these just the cutest?  Think about students, teachers, best friends, neighbors...they would love receiving something handmade like these super cute ideas!  They retail for $7.45, but you can get them now through January 21st for just $ 5.95!  Now who can resist a deal like this?
     
    During the My Little Valentine promotion, you will get the Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit FREE-a $7.95 value-when you purchase the brand-new My Little Valentine Set. (shown on the right) This four-piece set was created exclusively for this promotion and will not be available again after January 21!
     (The My Little Valentine Stamp Set is only available in clear-mount.)