Wednesday, November 16, 2016

More Than Words!

Hello. Hello. Hello! Don't mind me...I am just dusting off my blog a bit for an exciting new post! 

Recently Nicole reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in being the November Special Guest at More Than Words! It's a FABULOUS challenge blog with tons of inspiration and talent! Check it out please!

As soon as I read this month's challenge I knew the exact photo I was going to use: a very special shot from my son's wedding. It fit perfectly with the quote too! The wedding was a high point in our family as we celebrated this special love and welcomed another daughter into our crazy family!

"Something borrowed, something blue, something old, something new"...I love symbolism in my projects so I could not wait to incorporated as many as I could on the "Wedded Bliss" shaker canvas. I started with a canvas (something old) that I had discarded because I messed up the stencil work (so don't ever throw those projects away!) A four inch photo was trimmed to fit the shaker dome, then I filled the dome with glass beads (something new and blue), adhering the photo to seal it all in. Clips of lace are added around the dome, while flowers, metal, and wood pieces embellish the dome. A sweet little dove was added as a symbol of their new life together wishing them a very special lifetime together filled with peace and love!

Okay- so you need to go check them out to see the close-up shots!!! And you can also find me on Facebook and Instagram! I'd love to be friends with you! ~ Sharon

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Prima in STAMPtember!!

It's STAMPtember® over on the Simon Says Stamp blog! They have tons of exclusive new products just for this special event! I was so excited to try a few of them out! (Thank you, Stephanie!) You can also try them out with a special discount just for YOU! Use the code above for 20% all Prima products!

It's not too early to start getting Christmas card ideas ready, right? Good, I didn't think so! Besides, you'll want to start early with these so you can make them for everyone "special" on your list! Who wouldn't love to receive a little bit of Christmas magic in the mail? (Click "read more" below to see all the steps!)

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Art Venture - Canada

Art Venture Canada was quite the experience! To make a long story short we started a wee bit late, but once we got rolling it was REALLY a blast. I love teaching. I love sharing my passion for new products and new techniques with others. And I really enjoyed each gal sharing their personal photos, their family stories, and their techniques with me. It doesn't matter where I travel, or who I meet in the craft industry...when we find out we both scrapbook we instantly have an artsy connection!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

It's a Simon Says Stamp Birthday!

Okay...that sounds a bit confusing! Lets' clarify things a wee bit. First off I just have to say THANK YOU to SSS for inviting me to be featured on their blog again! It is always a huge honor, but this time it's extra special because TODAY is my birthday! Woohoo! Okay, on to the project! I sure hope you like it! Here's a teensy-weensy sneak peek!

Planners and journals are all the rage right now and while I LOVE those out on the market I always like to make something unique for myself! When I received a sampling of Prima's new summer releases I instantly fell in love with the Memory Hardware Tall Journal Book. It is the PERFECT size (about 5"x7") for a journal or planner...and for slipping into my purse! You can check out the whole project, including step-by-steps right here on the SSS blog! xoxo

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Did You See Who I Get To Work With?

First of all: a special THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who applied! We were humbled beyond words to see so many talented people apply for our design team. Your creativity, beautiful projects, and sweet words about our company are all appreciated so much.
We know that along with the excitement for the new team there will be some disappointment too...and we hurt right along with you. If there was ANY way we could add everyone who applied to the team we would do it in a heartbeat! So please know we appreciate YOU. We love seeing your work, we know you put yourself out there, and we THANK for it.  We will always consider ALL of you as part of our Prima family!
So, after spending hundreds of hours going through gorgeous design team applications, poring over blogs filled with beautiful projects, and repeating this process multiple times, we FINALLY have our new team narrowed down! Please help us give these designers the warmest welcome ever. (Click on their blog links for a wonderful creative journey around the world.)

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Love DIY Projects!

My family is crazy big...which means we always have a lot going on! This year is no exception. My oldest son, Billy, is getting married in June to his sweetheart, Bethany! Our whole family has been busy crafting away for it. (Imagine that!)

So, today I have a super fast and easy DIY wedding project up on the Simon Says Stamp blog! Come on over and check it out! It is easy to customize to fit your colors, and your style! would take less than an hour for all three pieces! (Even if you do not have a wedding in your future this would make a gorgeous table-scape, or mini wall gallery! I now need to make one for myself...I'm thinking blush pink, sparkling gold, and a touch of mint!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Romantic Mixed-Media Tags & Simon Says Stamp!

I'm a nerd, but I get so excited when I see an email from someone I LOVE hearing from! Simon Says Stamp recently emailed and asked me if I'd like to create a NEW project featuring fresh-from-CHA products. That's like asking me if I want a bowl of ice cream!

So I mixed a few of my favorite NEW Prima products together (Finnabair, Bloom Girl, Julie Nutting, Gold Foil Icons, etc!) to see how they would look and was so excited with the results! These tags could be PERFECT for Valentine's Day!!! Hop on over to see the three tags right here on SSS's blog! Pssstt: here's a peek of one of them.

  • 911195 Julie Nutting Armoire Tag Pad
  • 580070 Mixed-Media Cling Stamp
  • 580124 Mixed-Media Cling Stamp
  • 980399 Bloom Collection 6x6 Stencil- Spark
  • 980429 Bloom Collection 6x12 Circles Stencil
  • 980405 Bloom Collection 6x12 Ricket Stencil
  • 990473Memory Hardware - Parisian Ruffle Trim
  • 579746 Wood Icons with Foil
  • 578930 Bella Rouge Journaling Card
  • 961800 Finnabair Art Ingredients-Art Sugar- White
  • 962593 Finnabair Art Ingredients-Micro Beads - Blush
  • 961381 Finnabair Art Basics-3D Gloss Gel
  • 580304 Farfalla Vellum Butterflies
  • 582647 Aquarelle Watercolor Flowers
  • 580667 Butterfly Flowers- Bette
  • 580636 Butterfly Flowers- Pupa
  • 581701 Isabella Roses-Dani
  • 581954 Valentina Flowers & Hearts-Roma
  • 577032 Lace Trim-Frosted
  • 547424 Precious Metals Leaves-Gilded
  • Archival Ink-Jet Black, Coffee Brown
  • Other: tulle, ribbon