Sunday, September 2, 2012

Ribbon Shares...

Hello all,
I recently added this list at last month's meeting but wanted to share it with you here as well.
After many requests, I am going to start the ribbon shares again.
Here's how they work:
  • Each share is a 2 yd cut of each color listed
  • A share is filled with 5 buyers (or less if you take more than one share)
  • I will fill a share each month 
  • Cuts are made according to your share (if you take 2 shares cut will be at 4 yd length)
  • No additional discounts will be given (demo)
  • All shares need to be filled before order is placed, in the event that share is not filled I will contact you.
These are the shares:

Month 1 payment due to me by 09/15/12  
1/2" Seam Binding  $13.00 per share of 2 yds each
Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Rose Red, and Very Vanilla (16 yds total)

Month 2 payment due to me by 10/15/12
1/2" Scalloped Dots, $18.50 per share of 2 yds each 
Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Elegant Eggplant, Marina Mist, Mambo Melon, More Mustard, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Tangerine Tango (20yds total)

Month 3 payment due to me by 11/15/12
1/8" Taffeta, $14.00 per share of 2 yds each
Baja Breeze, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Regal Rose, and Very Vanilla (20 yds total)

Month 4 payment due to me by 12/15/12
3/8" Stitched Satin, $10.50 per share of 2 yards each 
Gum Ball Green, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petal, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple (10 yds total)

Month 5 payment due to me by 01/15/13
3/8" Taffeta, $20.00 per share of 2 yds each
Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Soft Suede, Whisper White (20 yds total)

Month 6 payment due to me by 02/15/13
1/4" Stitched Grosgrain, $12.00 per share of 2 yds each
Basic Grey, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White and Wild Wasabi (20 yds total) 

Orders can be e-mailed to me here or you can call me at 860-455-5870, please include your name, address, and contact phone number, I will call you to make payment arrangements.

Thanks and Keep those fingers Inky!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Hello Ladies!
Just wanted to be sure to reach all of you through one avenue or another.  Stamp Club scheduled for 8/11 is moved to 8/18.  Please check you e-mail for details.  I'm really looking forward to seeing you all then!
I've got a lot of announcements to make regarding specials, new product, and our next STAMP CAMP!! You don't want to miss this class!!
Till then~
Happy Stampin

Sunday, July 15, 2012

NEW Product Review

Hey my Stampin Peeps!!
Stampin' Up came out with a new Stampin' Pierce Mat (126199) $4.95.  I loved the idea of having something large to pierce with, but what I didn't realize was what a difference it would make with my stamped images. (If you own the old Mat Pack, you're going to LOVE these enhanced tools)  Place your paper on the pad before you stamp and your images come out so clean.  Less "edges" and dark spots.  Also available is a brand new Paper Piercing Tool (126189) $3.95.  The silicone handle stops it from slipping in your hand (great in this humid weather)!  The NEW Essentials Paper Piercing Pack (126187)  $7.95 gives you templates for punches, edgelits, and framelits as well as freehand punching and an awesome circle to add to circle punches or round images. (think bubbles or hand stitching!)
AND...the best use yet...the mat acts as a stand-in mouse pad for my wireless mouse!! I've never had luck making my mouse function on my stampin table (maybe the texture on the table??)  It's perfect though, large enough that my wrist sits nicely on it and still plenty of room to move my mouse where ever I need it.
If you'd like to add some of these awesome, versatile products to your tool collection, just click the "shop now" button.
Watch my blog for my next Stamp Camp...Razzleberry Wonder!!!
Till then~
Happy Stampin

Friday, July 6, 2012

Something to Smile about!

Click here to SMILE!!
Stampin Up has an amazing promotion for July that's sure to make you smile!  
Place a $50 order in July on current products and order this exclusive "Reason to Smile" set for just $5.00!!  This offer is only available in July and it's such a great set you won't want to miss out!(only 1 offer per person)

In case this isn't enough of a reason to make you smile, I'll sweeten the deal!  Spend $50 on current products, plus the $5.00 Smile set (value $20.95) AND choose 1 of my retired stamp sets for FREE!!  Please see previous post for availability. That's like $40 in FREE stamps!!!
Smiling now???
If you are an Inky Babe Club member, you may contact me Here to reserve your FREE stamp set prior to your club meeting.  FREE stamps are on a first come first served basis, I will post pending sets daily on the previous post. 
Enjoy your day the Inky Babe Way~

Sharon G.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Lisa J is in the spot light!!

Not only is Lisa a very talented stamper, but she is also my newest Inky Babe!  I am so thrilled that she took advantage of the new $99 kit and is now on my growing TEAM!!!
Lisa will remain a hobby stamper for now but who knows what the future holds for her?  Someday Stampin' Up might just be what she is looking to do for her full-time job!  Until then, check out this spring pop card she made.

Lisa's Spring Pop card
Isn't this just ADORABLE?  
This month's clubs will be focusing on "POP" cards.  If you'd like to learn how to make these why not join us on either the 2nd or 3rd Sat of the month?  There is always room for a friend (or two) and currently I have 3 open club spots.  Contact me today for more details!
Until then~
Happy Stampin,

Friday, June 22, 2012

Guest Stamper Michelle

Hello all,
Wait till you see what one of my club girls, Michelle, created for Father's day!  This gal is just amazingly talented and makes us all green with envy!  I think you will agree that her talents are simply amazing.  

 This is the true to life wallet she created using DSP (not Stampin' Up but it's ok, I'll forgive her)
 This inside view shows the pockets (yes they each work) and the license holder that does allow you to slip it right in!
Here's the outside view!

 This is her Father's day card...keep in mind that ALL details are FREE hand cut!!
She personalized this by adding his name to the back of the jersey.  The inside opened to hold a gift card!

Impressed yet?
This paper pieced beauty is just amazing in person, pic does NOT do it justice!  She covered the Lightening Maqueen image with Liquid Crystal to give it a glossy finish!  I think this one is for her nephew...sure to impress!

I just love the colors on this card.  Cherry cobbler, Basic Grey and Basic Black a great combination for a clean and simple card!

Hope you enjoyed these as much as I have...if you are looking to get into a fun-filled hobby, why not join one of my stamping clubs?  I have 3 open spots and would Love to have YOU join us!
Happy Stampin~

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer Clean Out...

I FINALLY did it...I went through all my retired stamp sets, shed a tear and kissed them goodbye.  I assured them they would get used in their new homes and they are ready to go...
Please contact me HERE if interested

Never opened Rue de Fleurs $15.00 obo

Easter Blossoms, some light staining but does not affect stamped image $10.00 obo

Hostess set Pursuit of Happiness $10.00 obo

Hostess set Afterthoughts $10.00 obo

Hostess set Fast and Fabulous $12.00 obo

Hostess set Silhouette Sentiments $10.00 obo

With All My Heart, package is stained but stamps are fine $10.00 obo

SAB set So Happy for You $10.00 obo

Strength and Hope $10.00 obo


SAB Sweet Summer $10.00 obo

SAB Sprinkled Expressions NEW unmounted $12.00 obo

SAB Outlined Expressions NEW unmounted $12.00 obo

Cases are included for all wooden sets but are out to show better in pics

Festive Favorites (box included in all wood mount- just taken out for photos) $12.00 obo

Hostess set Measure of a Life $15.00 obo


To the Finish $15.00 obo

Fishy Friends (one of my favorites, sniff) $15.00 obo slight staining from stayz on (see photo below) but does not affect your stamped image

Season of Thanks $10.00 obo


Perfect Princess $10.00 obo

Hostess set Merci $12.00 obo

Hip Hip Hooray $15.00 obo

Feathered Hope $15.00 obo


Holy Triptych $15.00 obo

Three Little Words $10.00 obo

Elegant Ornaments $12.00 obo

Polka dot Punches $10.00 obo

Spring Party $12.00 obo

So Many Scallops $10.00 obo such a cute set!!

Yummy $10.00 obo

For a Friend $10.00 obo

Well, that's it for this posting...more to come!  If you are interested in one (or more) sets please click on the "HERE" link at the top and send me an e-mail.  Prices are negotiable especially if you are interested in more than one set.
All sets are in excellent condition but may have some ink stains.  These stains do no affect your stamped image.
Happy Stampin~

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Items going quickly...don't miss the boat!!

Hello Friends~
I was just looking over the retired accessories list and as I predicted...many items are selling out quickly!!  I am attaching an updated copy HERE be sure to click on the "Order Stampin Up on Line" link to order your favorites before they are gone for good!
If you have any questions, please contact me at 860-455-5870 or
Only a few days left until I get my new catalog...can't wait to see what's NEW!!!
Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sorry for the confusion...

I admit I was in a rush to get the discontinued lists to you all this morning that I honestly didn't have time to look at it.  Now that I am home I can see why so many of you contacted me about the Accessories list.
Hopefully this will help to clarify...

The retiring accessories list is VERY long!  A few important things for you to know....

When you look at the retired accessories list, you'll note that all of our Stampin' Pads are listed. This is for two reasons: (1) Craft Stampin' Pads will now only be available in black and white; and (2) we are introducing a new Firm Foam pad in our Classic Stampin' Pads with the 2012-2013 annual catalog.
The Firm Foam pads offer better ink coverage and, in turn, better stamped images.

In addition, please note the following about the new catalog:
  • Only select Stampin' Write Markers will be available individually (Stampin' Write Markers in color collections will continue to be offered)
  • 12" x 12" Textured Card Stock will no longer be offered
  • 12" x 12" Smooth Card Stock will only be available in select individual colors and color collections  HAPPY STAMPIN~
  • Sharon

More discontinued products..

The Definitely Decorative line from Stampin Up is saying farewell...but you don't have to!  These easy to apply vinyl clings make decorating a snap.  So snap up a few to jazz up that know the one I mean, you've been trying to find "something" to put up there for years...well the time has finally come!! (or maybe that's just me?? lol)
Click HERE
Happy Stampin~

Retired Accessory HUGE savings!!!

check it out!!  HUGE savings on accessories that are retiring...if one or two of your favorites is listed below be sure to grab it ASAP...they will sell out quickly at these amazing prices!!Click Here
Because these are at rock bottom prices and will sell out so fast you are best to order them directly through the "Shop Now" button on the right hand side of this page.
Happy Stampin~

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Good morning!!
As you know our new Big Idea Book and Catalog is going to be available 1 month sooner than usual and it's sure to be packed with some wonderful new products...but in order to make room for them some of our old friends will have to say good-bye!   If you're like me, there are a lot of sets on your wish list that you haven't ordered yet so I'm offering a special to make sure you get the sets you've been wishing for!  From today until the end of the month (April 30th) I'm offering 10% off ALL RETIRED sets!!  You can't take advantage of this offer though my on-line store so you'll have to e-mail me: or call me 860-455-5870 to place your discounted order. 
Click here for Retired List
Join me again April 25th to see the retired accessories list. 
Happy Stampin~

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Summer Smooches for YOU!!!

WOW!!  Here's a sneak peek of some new catty products...these are available to order today!!  Just click on the "Shop Now" link to your right!!
Don't know about you but I have to have the new Petite Purse Die for my Big Shot and I am in love with the those bright colors!!
Check it out!!
Happy Stampin

Monday, March 19, 2012


Hi All!!
I am so excited!!  I just checked my reports for Stampin' Up and I am more than 1/2 way to a FREE vacation!!!  I only have 2 months left to earn this amazing trip and I would love to share this with my wonderful family (we haven't been able to go away on vacation in a few years now!).  Sooooo if you or someone you know would love to put together a great "Girls Night Out" please let me know!  I'm ready to kick up my business to the next level and I would love your help.  If you (or a friend) book a party before 05/25 I will have a special gift for you!!  I'll even bring the brownies and wine!!  So check your calendar and call the ladies...let's set a date for your workshop today!!
Don't forget about Stamp Camp!!!  I still have a few spaces left and I would love to spend the day making some super cool cards with you!!  Pre-payment of $40 is due by 03/24/12.
Thanks so much for all your help!
Happy Stampin~

Sunday, March 4, 2012

WOW I love new products...check this one out!!

Simply Scored Diagonal Plate

Sales period:March 1 – May 31, 2012
We are pleased to announce the all-new Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, perfect for creating envelopes, boxes, and more! It’s the must-have companion to your Simply Scored scoring tool.

Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Watch this video to see it in action:

Product Features
  • Sits on top of the Simply Scored base
  • Held securely in place by rubber pads on back of the plate
  • Has etched grooves every 1/8"
  • Can score any size card stock up to 12" x 12"
  • Includes instructions for creating common envelope sizes
  • Coordinating products included

    • Simply Scored (item 122334)
    • Simply Scored Place Markers (item 125625)
    • Simply Scored Stylus (item 125624)
    • Bone Folder (item 102300)  
    I just ordered mine and I can't wait to play with it!  You can order yours today by clicking on the "Shop Now" button right over there------>
I'll be posting some projects I create as soon as I get mine in!
Till then~
Happy Stampin~
Sharon G

Saturday, March 3, 2012

To Club or Not to Club...

Over the past year I have had people ask me "Is it worth joining a club?"
Just ask Rhonda, she was last month's hostess and this is her LOOT!!  Rhonda placed a qualifying Sale-a-Bration order to get her first free reward, the rest is her hostess bonus!!  She got 2 sets of inks for 1/2 price, took advantage of the Hostess only stamp sets at amazingly LOW prices, stocked up on papers, got some punches and adhesives, and brads and ribbon!  I'd say it's worth it!
Holy Smokes, that's a LOT of Loot!!
I almost forgot to mention that adorable bag!!  Isn't it to die for?

Here's what I offer my club members:
  • New techniques every month
  • Usually 2 projects per month (sometimes just 1 if it's really detailed)
  • Monthly hostess program for each club member
  • Low monthly commitment
  • Free shipping on your birthday month
  • The ability to host a workshop the same week as your club month and I add them together for greater rewards
  •  The ability to "try it before you buy it"
  • Guaranteed sales
  • GREAT snacks!
  • GREAT group of gals to stamp with
  • A set "girls night out" to focus on your hobby! (NO KIDS)
  • Free catalogs/publications
  • Advanced notice of Stamp Camps
  • Show and Tell time to brag about your creations with people who will "oooh and aaahhh"!!
  • A LOT  of laughs!
If this sounds like something you're interested in, contact me today!  I have 4 open spots and would love to have you join us!!
Not ready to make a monthly commitment? Book your own "Girl's Night Out" for you and your friends, we'll choose a theme together and have a barrel of fun!! (not to mention all the FREE goodies you'll earn as a thank you!)
Happy Stampin~
Sharon George
contact me here

Up Line Meeting Fun!

One of the things I like best about being a demonstrator is the connections and friendships I get to make! Once per month we meet at our director's home for fun, business building tips and ideas, make and takes, and swaps...oh and let's not forget the wine!!
Here are a couple of pics of our meeting last week...
This is the make and take we worked on, it's a Starbuck's cup complete with a packet of VIO instant coffee (which I'm told is very good!)
AND this lovely lady is Rhonda!  Rhonda is in my first level down line and I was so happy to cheer on her success in stepping up a level to Senior Associate! 
Don't you think her tiara is perfect?
If you're wondering how to "get in" on this, just ask me!  I'd love to have you on my TEAM!!  Join the Stampin' Up family during Sale-a-Bration for just $125.  As a bonus, you will get a free pack of DSP (designer series paper, yep the pretty 12x12 ones) or a free digital download every month you place an order during your first 12 months!  That's over $144 in paper alone, your kit pays for itself and then some!!
Happy Stampin~
Sharon G

Friday, March 2, 2012

For Dad

My father just celebrated his 68th birthday.  He and his wife, Susan, are avid should see their yard!!  I used the "Homespun" stamp set to create this birthday card.  (It's hard to find a masculine card that's "garden-ish")  The background colors are Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.  I ran the Vanilla through the Big Shot using the square lattice embossing folder.   This is one of my favorites to use because you actually get a totally different image on each side.   A little knot of Artichoke seam binding finished it off.  The idea for this card was not mine originally, I saw it on another demo's site (sorry, it was so long ago I forgot who)
close up of water-coloring
The artichoke was stamped in Stayz-On (always a go-to when water coloring, our basic black ink will run and take on a purple hue).  The image was then colored first with an aquapen and a retired ink Mellow Moss (sometimes you can't give up your favorites :0)I then used a blender pen with the same ink and colored in the darker sections.  I love how this gives it depth. Hope you like it!
Sharon G

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The whole enchelada!!

OK, OK...I've dangled that carrot long it is!!
Here are all the samples of our "Season's of Friendship" Stamp Camp!!!
I have room for 25 stampers so be sure to contact me today to book your spot.
The 3D project in the middle is made with a clear acrylic frame, it's a clever and pretty way to hold your post it notes!
I'm so excited to share this with me today to book your spot
Till then~ Happy Stampin

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sneak Peek #5

Don't you hate it when you need to jot something down and you can't find a pen or paper anywhere?  So you write it down on the first thing you homework page, a papertowel, the bottom of your shoe?  Then you'll love our 3D project...
 I can't wait for you to make this one!!!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Sneek Peek #4

Winter...we didn't really get one this year did we?  Just wondering...did you run out last minute to buy a few more Christmas cards because your husbands, cousin's brothers room mate from college sent you a card and you had to be sure to reciprocate?  Or are you more like me and still making them on Christmas Eve?  Either way, I know I never seem to have I thought let's get a jump start on some for next year...(I'll also be planning a Christmas in July Stamp Camp soon!)
Isn't this cardinal adorable?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Sneak peek #3

I think you're going to "FALL" for this easel card...
Combinations of Cajun Craze, More Mustard, and Cherry Cobbler are a "no brainer" fall combo.  It's just so warm and cozy, makes me think of raking leaves in a Fisherman Knit sweater...what's your favorite fall memory??

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sneak Peek #2

...and the tension builds...
We peeked at summer yesterday...let's look at spring today
I love this color combination, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeaide, and Pool Party.  Backed with Soft Suede you can't loose...what do you think?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sneak Peak at "Season's of Friendship" Stamp Camp

The season's of friendship never end, but according to the calender we only have 4.  Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.  This card camp will encompass's a little peek to get you excited!
This is a sample from the summer you know what the buttons are for!!
Stay tuned for another sneak peek tomorrow
Happy Stampin~