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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sale-A-Bration Has Started

Sale-a-Bration 2011 has started!  During Sale-A-Bration, you can earn free stamp sets and other great items.  There are three ways to Sale-A-Brate:  as a customer, a hostess or by becoming a demonstrator.  Click here for more details. 

So far, among my customers, the two favorite stamp sets have been Punch Bunch and Bliss. You can these stamp sets and other Sale-A-Bration items by clicking here to get the catalog. 

Here are some cards that use Punch Bunch and Bliss.

This is a card that I made using the Bliss stamp set and the Beautiful Wings embosslit.

Shauna Mikuliak made this card using the same stamp set.  The deep purple color is Concord Crush.  If you are a TCU fan (I live in a suburb of Fort Worth), this color is the closest to TCU purple that I have seen in card stock, ribbon and ink.

This last card was made by my newest demonstrator friend, Sue Manlove.  I met Sue and her husband, Larry, my first day in Nashville as we were waiting for the bus to go to the Gaylor Opryland hotel.  While the hotel was within walking distance, it was below freezing every day, so Larry kindly drove us back and forth to the hotel. 

If you would like to take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration promotion as a customer, hostess or demonstrator, please contact me at sharon@sharoncheng.com.  In addition to the bonus bundle provided by Stampin' Up!, I have a little something extra for the first person who signs up under me during this special.

Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
My Stampin' Up! Website

Leadership Swaps - More Valentines

Here are three more Valentine cards that I got at Stampin' Up!'s Leadership Conference earlier this month.

This card by Lela Grunden Holper uses the Heart Pressed Letterpress Plate for the background.   Notice the bird's wing on the right is made with Red Glimmer paper.

Jacynthe Gauthier made this card using the flamingoes in the Valentine Defined stamp set. 

Here is card by Aly Schilling that also uses the Valentine Defined stamp set. I love how you can use the same stamp set and make so many different cards.

Today is also the first day of Sale-A-Bration.  This is Stampin' Up!'s annual sale where you can select free products for every $50 in orders.  Click here to get more details about this promotion.  

Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX

Monday, January 24, 2011

Leadership Swaps - Valentines

One of the things I enjoy about Stampin' Up! events is swapping cards with other demonstrators.  Here are three Valentine cards that I received when I was at Leadership at the Gaylord Opryland.

All three cards use the Red Glimmer paper that is in the new Occasions mini card.  The glimmer paper allows you to add red glitter to your projects without the clean up when you use regular glitter.  All glimmer papers are not the same.  You want a paper that can be cut, die cut and punched and has glitter all the way across the page without gaps.  As you can tell, I've been pleased with the quality of Stampin' Up!'s glimmer paper.

This card was made by Katrina Merriman.  She used the Love Impressions designer series paper and the Be My Valentine stamp.  She textured the Love Impressions paper by running it through the crimper and lightly sponging Basic Gray Classic Ink on the paper.

Judy Almanzor made this card which also uses the Love Impressions designer series paper.  She die cut the scalloped square using the Scallop Square Duo Bigz Die.  She used the XOXO stamp set in the Occasions mini catalog and the small heart punch.

This third card was made by Peggy Taylor.  She used the First Edition specialty designer series paper.  This paper is lighter weight than most of our paper which makes it easier to crumple or use for papier-mache projects.  Now you don't have to rip pages out of old books any more.

I received lots of swap cards, so keep checking back to see more of them.

Creatively yours,
Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, Texas