Dakota County Fair – Day 1!

 

Dakota County Fair

 

 

It's that time of year – Dakota County Fair!!  Woo Hoo!  I LOVE the fair and I love sharing ideas and the new 2007-2018 Idea Book & Catalog!   I will be located at Exhibit Hall South – space 8 – right by the garage doors – the best seat in the house.   Buildings will open at Noon on Monday, August 7th.

 

Day 1 – FREE Admission!!  

 

Building Hours for the Fair:

 

  • Monday, August 7th – Noon-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 8th – 10 a.m to 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 9th – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 10th – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday, August 11th – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 12th – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 13th – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

What's at my booth?

 

  • Register for the door prize!
  • Pick up a sampler pack of the new "IN" colors!
  • Pick up the new 2017-2018 Idea Book and Catalog – just $4.00!!  Or get it FREE by signing up for a Fall stamp club!
  • Check out the projects that I will be offering at my Feathery Friends Stamp Camp on Thursday, August 17th!
  • Shop my Retired stamp set and accessories – 20-65% off the net retail price.  Some new and some gently used.  Please note that all sales are final!
  • Need a last minute card?  I have an assortment of cards for sale for only $2.50!

 

 

PLACE AN ORDER TODAY AT THE FAIR TO RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING FREE!  

 

 

Receive a FREE Stampin' Pierce Mat with a $50* net retail purchase!  Orders will ship direct to your door – no need to pick up – so convenient!

*amount to spend before shipping, handling, and sales tax is calculated!

 

stampin' pierce mat

 

Can't make it to the Fair?  Just head on over to my 24/7 Online store at http://www.stampingwithshari.com and click "SHOP NOW"!  If your order qualifies for the FREE item – I will put that to you in the mail!

 

 

 

Events for Monday, August 7th – you can check the Dakota County Fair website by clicking HERE for times of events!

 

 


Another Sneak Peak with Crafting Forever!

Here's another sneak peak with the stamp set – "Crafting Forever" that I created for Minneapolis OnStage.  I used the Sliding Stars framelits collection that is on the current Retiring List to create the "channel" for the spinner that says "We are Cut out to be Friends".  I think this is so adorable!  What do you think?!  They are still available for purchase – so don't delay!  Once they are gone, they are gone for good!

 

 

Sliding Star Framelits Dies

SLIDING STAR FRAMELITS DIES

Price: $27.00

 

 

Now, here is the card with the project directions – I hope you enjoy making it!

 

crafting forever stamp set

 

Card stock:

  • Whisper white – cut one piece at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and fold in half for base of card
  • Basic black – cut one piece at 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Melon Mambo – cut one piece at 3 7/8" x 4 7/8"
  • Scraps of whisper white and basic black

 

Supplies:

 

  • Crafting Forever stamp set – available June 1st!
  • Big shot – #143263
  • Hexagons Embossing folder – #143231
  • Magnetic platform – #130658
  • Layering circles framelits – #141705
  • 1 3/4" circle punch – #119850
  • 1 1/2" circle punch – #138299
  • Black memento stamp pad – #132708
  • Melon Mambo marker – #131259
  • Smoky slate marker – #131261
  • Stampin' dimensionals – #104430

 

Step by Step Directions:

 

  1. Attach the 4" x 5 1/4" basic black card stock to the 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" whisper white – base of card.
  2. Use the large circle from the Sliding stars framelits collection and place in the center of the melon mambo card stock (3 7/8" x 4 7/8").  Run through the Big shot using the magnetic platform.  Set aside the 2 pieces that cut out from the middle.
  3. Put the 3 7/8" x 4 7/8" melon mambo card stock into the Hexagon embossing folder and run through the Big shot.  Place a dimensional on the back of the melon mambo card stock in the 4 corners – close to the edge of the card stock and also on the 2 short sides.  Remove paper backings and attach to the 4" x 5 1/4" basic black card stock.
  4. Stamp the scissors from the Crafting Forever stamp set onto a scrap piece of whisper white card stock using the black memento stamp pad.  Using the 2 1/4" scalloped circle framelit from the layering circles framelits collection, cut out using the magnetic platform and the Big shot.  Color in the scissors as shown above using the melon mambo and smoky slate markers.  Put 2 dimensionals on the back of the whisper white card stock and then put onto the 2 1/2" melon mambo circle left over from #2 above.  Put 4 dimensionals on the back of the melon mambo circle and then attach to the center of the card – where the black card is showing through.
  5. To make the spinner, stamp "We are cut out to be friends" (isn't that so clever and cute?!), onto a scrap piece of whisper white card stock and cut out using the 1 1/2" circle punch.  Cut out a 1 3/4" circle using the corresponding punch and attach both circles together.  Put one dimensional on the back of the black 1 3/4" circle and then attach a penny to it.  Put 2 dimensionals on the back of the penny – one of top of the other and then attach another penny.  This creates your spinner and should be able to go right in the 1/2" groove of the card.
  6. We now know that this card is worth at least 2 cents!!!  And, your card is finished!

 

CLICK HERE TO ORDER SUPPLIES IN MY ONLINE STORE 24/7 AND HAVE IT SHIPPED DIRECT TO YOUR DOOR!

 

BIG SHOT
Price: $110.00

MAGNETIC PLATFORM
Price: $40.00

Sliding Star Framelits Dies

 

SLIDING STAR FRAMELITS DIES

Price: $27.00

 

 

Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

 

HEXAGONS DYNAMIC TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER

Price: $9.00

 

Layering Circle Framelits Dies

 

LAYERING CIRCLE FRAMELITS DIES

Price: $35.00

 

 

1-1/2 (3.8 cm) Circle Punch

 

1-1/2" (3.8 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH

Price: $16.00

 

 

1-3/4 (4.4 cm) Circle Punch

 

1-3/4" (4.4 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH

Price: $18.00

 

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

 

TUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PAD

Price: $6.00

 

 

Brights Stampin' Write Markers

 

BRIGHTS STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERS

Price: $29.00

 

 

Neutrals Stampin' Write Markers

 

NEUTRALS STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERS

Price: $23.00

 

 

Stampin' Dimensionals

 

STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Price: $4.00

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sneak Peak with Crafting Forever!

Life sure has been crazy busy for me this past few months! So, I finally have some time to share with you one of the samples that I created for my presentation at Stampin' Up! OnStage in Minneapolis in early April. What is OnStage? It is a HUGE get together of Stampin' Up! demonstrators in regions throughout the world and allows demonstrators to get a sneak peak at some of the new products that will be released – Woo Hoo! It is truly an honor to be selected and to create samples for everyone to enjoy. The stamp set that I was asked to present ideas on was "Crafting Forever". So, here is one of my cards that I created – what do you think?  You can place your comment at the end of this blog post – I would LOVE to hear them!

 

crafting forever stamp set

 

How do I order supplies?  Just click HERE and be redirected to my 24/7 online store and have your favorite items shipped direct to your door!

Here are the supplies and step by step directions!  Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.  

Supplies:

  • Crafting forever stamp set – #143958 – Available for order on June 1st!
  • Work of Art stamp set – #134111
  • Real red ink pad – #126949
  • Black memento ink pad – #132708
  • Big Shot – #143263
  • Large polka dot embossing folder – #133739 – SOLD OUT!  Substitute Hexagon Embossing Folder!
  • Layering circles framelits – #141705
  • 1 1/2" circle punch – #138299
  • 1 3/4" circle punch – #119850
  • 2" circle punch – #133782
  • Real red marker
  • Crumb cake marker
  • Stampin' dimensionals – #104430

Card Stock

 

  • Real red card stock – cut one piece at 4 1/4" x 7 1/2" – score at 3 1/2" – fold in half for base of card.
  • Crumb cake card stock – cut one piece at 3 1/2" x 4"
  • Whisper white card stock – cut one piece at 3 1/4" x 3 3/4"
  • Whisper white card stock – cut one piece at 3 1/2" x 4" – this is for the inside of the card!
  • scraps of real red, whisper white, and crumb cake

 

Step by Step Directions:

 

  1. Stamp the "zig zag" pattern from the Work of Art stamp set onto the 3 1/2" x 4" whisper white card stock using the real red stamp pad.  Attach to the inside of the card.
  2. Run the 3 1/4" x 3 3/4" whisper white card stock through the Big Shot and using the Large polka dot embossing folder .  Attach to the 3 1/2" x 4" crumb cake card stock and then attach all to the real red – base of card.
  3. Stamp the pot of paintbrushes from the Crafting forever stamp set onto a piece a whisper white card stock.  Cut out using the 3 1/8" circle framelit from the Layering Circles framelits collection and the big shot. 
  4. Color in the pot using the crumb cake marker.
  5. Cut out a scalloped circle using the 3 3/8" scalloped circle framelit from the Layering Circles collection using the big shot and a scrap piece of real red card stock.  Attach the circle from #2 above and real red frame.  Attach to the top of the card so that half of the circle is hanging over the fold. 
  6. Stamp just the middle paintbrush onto a scrap piece of whisper white card stock using the memento black stamp pad.  Cut out and then put a mini dimensional on the back and secure over the paintbrush already stamped from before.  The dimensionals on the back will raise it up.  Color in the paint brush using crumb cake and real red markers.
  7. Cut out the following with punches:
  8.             1 1/2" – stamp your greeting from the Work of Art Stamp set onto a scrap piece of whisper             white card stock using black memento stamp pad.
  9.             1 3/4" – cut out using a scrap piece of crumb cake card stock.
  10.             2" – cut out using a scrap piece of real red card stock.
  11. Assemble all circles together.  The whisper white one should have a dimensional on the back.  The rest is just put together using snail adhesive.  Attach to bottom right of card as shown.
  12. Your card is finished!

Work of Art Wood-Mount Stamp Set

WORK OF ART WOOD-MOUNT STAMP SET

Price: $30.00

 

 

WORK OF ART CLEAR-MOUNT STAMP SET
Price: $22.00

 

REAL RED CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD
Price: $6.50

 

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

TUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PAD

Price: $6.00

 

Big Shot

BIG SHOT

Price: $110.00

 

Magnetic Platform

MAGNETIC PLATFORM

Price: $40.00

 

Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

HEXAGONS DYNAMIC TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER

Price: $9.00

 

Layering Circle Framelits Dies

LAYERING CIRCLE FRAMELITS DIES

Price: $35.00

 

1-1/2 (3.8 cm) Circle Punch

1-1/2" (3.8 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH

Price: $16.00

 

1-3/4 (4.4 cm) Circle Punch

1-3/4" (4.4 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH

Price: $18.00

 

2 (5.1 cm) Circle Punch

2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH

Price: $18.00

 

 

Brights Stampin' Write Markers

BRIGHTS STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERS

Price: $29.00

 

Neutrals Stampin' Write Markers

NEUTRALS STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERS

Price: $23.00

 

 

Stampin' Dimensionals

STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Price: $4.00

 

SNAIL Adhesive

SNAIL ADHESIVE

Price: $7.00

 

 

 

 

 


Beautiful You!

One of my all time favorites from the Occasions, 2017 Catalog is the stamp set "Beautiful You" as shown on page 24.  My club members completed this card in January and I finally found a few moments to share it with all of you.  Please feel free to post your thoughts below this blog post with your comments.   Click HERE to view the stamp set!  

 

beautiful you stamp set

Supplies:

 

  • Beautiful You stamp set – #143004/143637
  • Big Shot – #143263
  • Softly Falling embossing folder – #139672
  • Layering oval framelits – #141706
  • Soft sky stamp pad – #131181
  • So Saffron stamp pad – #126957
  • Black memento stamp pad – #132708
  • Silver glimmer paper – #135314
  • Stampin’ dimensionals – #104430
  • Magnetic platform – #130658

 

 

Card Stock

 

  • Smoky slate card stock – cut one piece at 4 ¼” x 11” and fold in half for base of card
  • Basic gray card stock – cut one piece at 4” x 5 ¼” and one piece at 1 ½” x 3 ¾”
  • Soft sky card stock – cut one piece at 3 ¾” x 5” and one piece at 1 ¼” x 3 ¾”
  • Whisper white card stock – cut one piece at 1” x 3 ¾”
  • Scraps of basic gray, silver glimmer paper, and whisper white

 

Step by Step Directions:

 

  1. Put the 3 ¾” x 5” soft sky card stock in the Softly Falling embossing folder and run through the Big Shot.  
  2. Attach to the 4” x 5 ¼” basic gray card stock.  Attach all to the 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” smoky slate – base of card.
  3. Stamp your greeting using the black memento stamp pad onto the 1” x 3 ¾” whisper white card stock – on the right.  Attach to the 1 ¼” x 3 ¾” soft sky card stock.  Attach all to the 1 ½” x 3 ¾” basic gray card stock.
  4. Attach to the greeting to the bottom of the card – leaving approximately ½” to ¾” of space.
  5. Cut out an oval from the Layering oval framelits collection using a scrap piece of basic gray card stock.  Use the 3 ½” x 2 5/8” oval to cut out using the Big Shot and the magnetic platform.
  6. Cut out a scalloped oval from the Layering oval framelits collection using a scrap piece of silver glimmer card stock.  Use the 3 ¼” x 2 ¼” scalloped oval to cut out using the Big Shot and the magnetic platform.
  7. Stamp the woman with the umbrella from the Beautiful You stamp set using the memento stamp pad onto a scrap piece of whisper white card stock.  Stamp in the dress using the scribble stamp from the Beautiful You stamp set using soft sky ink. 
  8. Use the smaller scribble stamp from the Beautiful You stamp set using the so saffron ink and ink up the umbrella.
  9. Cut out the woman using the 3” x 2 1/8” oval framelit from the Layering Oval Framelits collection and the Big Shot.  Put dimensionals on the back and attach to the silver glimmer scalloped frame.  Tape to the oval basic gray oval and then put more dimensionals on the back of the basic gray oval and secure to the top left of the card.
  10. Your card is finished!

 

To order supplies and have them shipped direct to your door – just click on the image or click HERE!

 

Beautiful You Clear-Mount Stamp Set

BEAUTIFUL YOU CLEAR-MOUNT STAMP SET

Price: $28.00

 

Beautiful You Wood-Mount Stamp Set

BEAUTIFUL YOU WOOD-MOUNT STAMP SET

Price: $39.00

 

 

Big Shot

BIG SHOT

Price: $110.00

 

Magnetic Platform

MAGNETIC PLATFORM

Price: $40.00

 

 

Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

SOFTLY FALLING TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER

Price: $8.50

 

Layering Ovals Framelits Dies

LAYERING OVALS FRAMELITS DIES

Price: $35.00

 

Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad

SOFT SKY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD

Price: $6.50

 

So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad

SO SAFFRON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD

Price: $6.50

 

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

TUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PAD

Price: $6.00

 

Basic Gray 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock

BASIC GRAY 8-1/2" X 11" CARDSTOCK

Price: $8.00

 

Smoky Slate 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock

SMOKY SLATE 8-1/2" X 11" CARDSTOCK

Price: $8.00

 

Soft Sky 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock

SOFT SKY 8-1/2" X 11" CARDSTOCK

Price: $8.00

 

Whisper White 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Cardstock

WHISPER WHITE 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) CARDSTOCK

Price: $7.00

 

Silver Glimmer Paper

SILVER GLIMMER PAPER

Price: $5.00

 

Stampin' Dimensionals

STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Price: $4.00

 

SNAIL Adhesive

SNAIL ADHESIVE

Price: $7.00


Watercolor Pencils by Stampin’ Up!

 

Watercolor Pencils are one of my favorite things from the Occasions Catalog!  The colors in the pack actually match the colors in the catalog –  Basic Black, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White – Woo Hoo!

 

Did I mention that I LOVE Stampin' Up?!  smiley    I would love to know what your favorite item is from the new 2017 Occasions Catalog!  Just post in the comments section below the blog post – after the signature line.

 

 

So, how do you use the Watercolor Pencils?  Click on the video below from Shannon West, Stampin' Up! home office on some tips and tricks for using the watercolor pencils.  I hope to share a cool card with you tomorrow in creating a background with the watercolor pencils – so check back tomorrow!  

 

 

 

 

 

How do I order?  Just click HERE to be redirected to my 24/7 Online Store!