Friday, July 14, 2017

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Thank you for checking in!
Sharon


Sharon Lim
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator #54149
Rubber Stamps and Accessories including Scrapbooking 

EMAILsharonitwithyou@gmail.com
CELL: (707)486-3500
PayPal.Me/SharonLim

Sunday, June 11, 2017

NEW Stampin' Up! items from the NEW catalog

Hello,
I've been creating with new items in the new 2017-18 Stampin' Up! catalog. Here are some cards using the Daisy Punch and Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (DSP)




These cards used the new Changing Seasons stamp set with matching Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  This set has stamps and thinlits for all 4 seasons.  I can't wait to play with the rest of the set for Fall, Winter and Summer.
These were made with the Eastern Beauty Stamp set, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP, and Eastern Medallions framelits.
Here was the second Make and Take, using the new In Colors inks on a bookmark and using the Copper Trim ribbon that can be stretched out that looked great on the bookmark.
Here was the last card I made using the At Home With You stamp set along with the At Home Framelits.  I love how you can decorate your door for every season. 


Let me know if you need to order any of these items or if you need a new catalog to see MORE new items.

Thank you for checking in!
Sharon
  



Sharon Lim
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator #54149
Rubber Stamps and Accessories including Scrapbooking 

EMAILsharonitwithyou@gmail.com
CELL: (707)486-3500
PayPal.Me/SharonLim

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Stampin' Up! Open House-June 2017

Hello,
I just had a great Open House last week.  Here are some shots of the tables I had set up to share the new stamp sets, inks, framelits, etc.
Here's the table showcasing The  Color Theory Suite:   Changing Seasons stamp set, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Color Theory Memories and More Card Pack, Color Theory DSP Paper Stack.  I LOVE how the paper stack is not glued together now, the paper is in a plastic pack with all the paper separate.  No more tearing each sheet off of a paper pad.

Here is the Delightful Daisy Suite:  Delightful Daisy DSP, Daisy punch, and Delightful Daisy Cardstock Pack ( Calypso Coral, Old Olive, and Pool Party)
Here is my Make and Take showcasing the new In Colors:  Powder Pink, Fresh Fig, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide. The top of the bookmark also has the new Copper trim.  I LOVE how it "stretches out."
Here is the second Make and Take station to make one of two cards with the Eastern Palace Suite.
Here are more samples from the Eastern Palace Suite to show the variety of designs you can make with the stamp set, framelits, and vinyl stickers.
And of course, what would an Open House be with out treats?  Chocolate and Rice Krispy Treats!!

Let me know if you need a catalog or if you would like to order any of these new items!
Thank you for checking in!
Sharon
  



Sharon Lim
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator #54149
Rubber Stamps and Accessories including Scrapbooking 

EMAILsharonitwithyou@gmail.com
CELL: (707)486-3500
PayPal.Me/SharonLim

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Channeling my knitting genes...thank you Mom and Grandma!!!

Hello,
I started knitting again.  It's been quite a while since I knitted.

My grandma used to knit sweaters for my sisters and me.  She was a tiny little thing, we are talking like a little bitty 80 pound Chinese grandma, but she was such a strong woman, coming to America, not knowing English and learning to sign her name and her numbers, and eventually even became an U.S. citizen at 86 and she even lived until 104!!
I love how she would use her arm as a measuring tool and then wonder why the sleeves were always too short for us "growing girls."  She would hand wash every skein and then roll them into these gigantic balls the size of a playground ball.

My mom started using a loom and made some warm blankets for us kids.  Later on, she loved to knit scarves to sell at the vendor fairs at my work.  Many of you may still have some of her scarves!!

My mom would amaze me on how quickly she could get them done.  I used to tease that she would get one done during each of her favorite game shows (Price is Right, Wheel of Fortune, and Jeopardy!).
So, this is how it happened, there was a sale on yarn at Michaels, and I kind of went a little crazy and bought about 30 skeins. I started with a simple infinity scarf pattern I saw on Pinterest.
Here was my first attempt, with one skein, size 13 knitting needles.
Here is my second attempt with 2 skeins and larger knitting needles, size 15.
Here it is on.

Then, I went with one skein again, different color, and larger needles. 

Another kind of yarn, same size needles.
Another yarn, same needles, and too short for an infinity scarf, I need another skein to finish it out, back to Michaels again.

Then, I saw another pattern on Pinterest, for easy fingerless gloves. You knit 2 rectangles and only sew 2 inches from the top and 5 inches from the bottom to leave a hole for your thumbs.  I didn't like the thickness of them, so after I took the picture, I took it apart and am now working on another scarf instead.
When I undid the gloves, I tried to made a yarn ball like my Grandma used to so the yarn you are using starts from the middle.  Hers looks like a machine did them, they were so precise and made a pretty pattern. My ball is kind of like it, but not even close to the preciseness. 
This is what I am working on now.
Thank you for checking in!
Sharon
  



Sharon Lim

Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator #54149
Rubber Stamps and Accessories including Scrapbooking 

EMAILsharonitwithyou@gmail.com
CELL: (707)486-3500
PayPal.Me/SharonLim

Sunday, January 22, 2017

OPEN HOUSE HIGHLIGHTS!!

Hello,
I had an AWESOME Stampin' Up! Open House today to showcase some Occasions Catalog items and Sale-A-Bration items.
The Occasions catalog goes from January to the end of May.  
The Sale-A-Bration catalog goes from January to end of March.
For every $50.00 you spend, you can earn an item from the Sale-A-Bration item FOR FREE.  
SO COOL!!
Let me know if you want to buy the cards, want to order any of these items, or need a catalog.
Here is an Occasions set called, Beautiful You.  I made three different sets of cards from this stamp set.
The first set, I stamped the images first on the card, then again on some Decorative Series Paper (DSP) and cut out the hat, dress, and umbrella. Then, I glued the cut pieces out and matched them to the image on the card. I love how it looks like she's wearing DSP clothes.
 For this second set of  cards, I used the new watercolor pencils and Blender pens for this set of cards.
 For the third set of cards, I stamped the images on the Serene Scenery Decorative Series Paper (DSP) to make these simple cards.
 This card uses the Special Reason stamp set and thinlits bundle. What's cool about it is that one framelit cuts the inside of the flower to show the "hole" of the flower (the left side of the card that shows the white) and if you also cut out the outer part, you get a die cut of the flower (the yellow die cut on the right).  The leaf framelits can be used the same way.
 I used the Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders for these two cards.
 I used the new Balloon Adventures stamp set for these two cards. I used the markers to color the words, "Another Year" to match the colors in the Party Animal Decorative Series Paper (DSP).
 Here is the inside of the cards. I used the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies for the balloons on the inside.
 Here is another card uses the Pop-Up die to make the inside of the card and I used more balloon die cuts.
 Here is the outside of the card.
 I also made some more pop up box cards with the dies and Party Animal Decorative Series Paper (DSP).
 I used the Custom Tee stamp set and T-shirt Builder Framelits Dies to make these cards.  I love the variety of the captions and dies that even make different type of shirts (not just t-shirts), ties, and even a sash.
 This is the Birthday Bright Project Kit using the Birthday Bright stamp set.  It makes 12 cards, 3 different styles and 12 tags, 3 different styles. They were so much fun to make.
 I used the Dragonfly Dreams and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies for these cards.  I love the intricate detail on the dragonflies.








Let me know if you want to order any of these items.
Thank you for checking in!
Sharon
  



Sharon Lim
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator #54149
Rubber Stamps and Accessories including Scrapbooking 

EMAILsharonitwithyou@gmail.com
CELL: (707)486-3500
PayPal.Me/SharonLim

Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas paper Crackers including tutorial!!

I LOVE making these Christmas Crackers.  I used multiple packs of Warmth and Cheer 6X6 Decorative Series Paper (DSP).
I watched this Helen Griffin's video
First, you score at 1-3/8", 2-3/4", 4-1/8" and 5-1/2". 
 Then, you turn it 90 degrees and score at 1", 1-1/2", 2", 4", 4-1/2" and 5"
 Your paper should look like this:
 Fold into a "C"
 Fold over the first 1/2" and using the Envelope Punch Board and punch at 1-1/2" and at 4-1/2".  Repeat BOTH the fold and the punches on EVERY score line.
 Even punch the edge of the paper, see the bottom? When you are done, your paper should look like this:
 Turn to the side and fold both sides like "W's" so your paper will now look like this:
 Place some Tear and Tape on the 1/2" edge.
 Peel off the paper and lay it down on the table,
 And place the other side on top of the adhesive you just exposed.
 You should now have a box like this:
I put 2 Ferrero Rocher in the box with the gold showing on the outside.  Then, use any 2 pieces of ribbon or string to tie over the holes so it looks like this:

As an added bonus, I decorated the bag that held a special order of 15 Christmas Crackers to look like Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer.
I even made a Mardi Gras themed cracker for my friend Leanne.  Here they are!


Thank you for checking in!
Sharon
  



Sharon Lim
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator #54149
Rubber Stamps and Accessories including Scrapbooking 

EMAILsharonitwithyou@gmail.com
CELL: (707)486-3500
PayPal.Me/SharonLim