08 September 2014

Paper Pumpkin for HALF-OFF!!

Hey Everyone!

There's just a few days left to take advantage of My Paper Pumpkin for HALF OFF!

I just love getting this beautiful, bright box in the mail each month - so exciting to look inside to see my cool project, just waiting for me to get my crafty on!

From now through September 10th, you can subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin and pay just $9.97 a month for the first two months!  Just enter HALFOFF2 in the promo box!  My Paper Pumpkin is regularly $19.95/mo and worth every penny! 

Why not take advantage of this great deal and give My Paper Pumpkin a spin!  You can cancel at any time by logging into your account.  Easy-Peasy!

Click here to get started:


Please choose me as your demo!  Choose "I already have a demonstrator" and just type Sharon Scalzi and DE and then select me on the right-hand side!

04 September 2014

Having Fun with the new Gift Box Punch Board!!

Here's a cute little project that is fun and easy to whip up!!

Have fun!

Thanks for visiting my blog - please leave a comment and be entered into my monthly comment drawing!!

Gift Box Punch Board Autumn Box with Tag

What You'll Need:

For All Things stamp set                                            Scalloped Tag Topper Punch

Color Me Autumn DSP                                               Corner Punch

Whisper White cardstock                                          Crushed Curry Baker's Twine

Cajun Craze Ink Pad                                                   Sponge Dauber

Crushed Curry Ink Pad                                              Gift Box Punch Board

 What You'll Do:

Cut Whisper White to 2" x 3".

Punch one edge with Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.

Round opposite corners with Corner Rounder Punch.

Ink Leaf stamp from For All Things set using Crushed Curry Ink.

Sponge edges of stamp using Cajun Craze Ink and a sponge dauber - reink frequently.

Stamp leaf on tag.

Ink Hello Fall stamp from For All Things set using Cajun Craze Ink.  Stamp Tag.  Clean stamp!

Loop Crushed Curry through hole at top of tag.  Tie ends and set aside.

Using Gift Box Punch Board and a 6" x 6" piece of Color My Autumn DSP, create a 1-3/4" square box.

Place Chocolate inside and fold up box.  Loop tag on one side before connecting final two tabs.


28 August 2014

Help me meet a challenge!!

Hi Everyone!
I've been challenged to let all my customers know about how fantastic the Stampin' Up! opportunity is.  Please read this whole post and leave a comment below - your reply can be anything - your thoughts, questions, letting me know you're joining, etc. - EVERYONE who comments will receive a special thank-you from me! 
Because I am being challenged, I am challenging all of you to give SU! a try, even if you've been a demo in the past - SU! has grown and improved by leaps and bounds, even in the last year - so many great new features, opportunities, and information!   If you'd like the demo discount and join today, you'll be helping me meet my challenge, so thank you in advance, AND see below for an extra thank you from me...in the form of a NEW Stamp Set!!
My personal testimony:
I ordered my Starter Kit 16 years ago, so I could get everything at a discount.  I told a few friends and family members what I had discovered - papercrafting - and because of their interest, and my desire to create and to share, I now have a thriving business that nets me enough to pay for my stamping hobby and to add to my family's income!  My stamping hobby has turned into a viable money-maker for me and my family.  I have met incredible people through Stampin' Up!, both customers and other demos that I wouldn't have met any other way. 
I am grateful for SU!'s low-profile approach to direct sales.  They do not pressure me, and I do not pressure my team members.  I have a variety of people on my team - some have joined just for the discount, they order their quarterly minimum and get their discount - others have joined as a part-time job.  Some join, keep their discount for a while, and then drop when they get busy or for whatever reason -- then, when there's a great special they rejoin and enjoy their demonstrator discount again.  If you have any questions, or hesitations, please let me know - I'd be more than happy to chat with you about it!!
You're invited to participate in the
~~ Starter Kit Test Drive Challenge ~~
Ends at 11:30pm EST tonight (8/28/14)
Give Stampin' Up! a try,
order the starter kit by 11:30pm EST tonight (8/28/14)
and you'll receive any stamp set from the Holiday Catalog from me for FREE as my thank you for joining my team!
(Note: even if you're just joining to get the $150 in products for $99 - that's an awesome deal and if I could take advantage of it, believe-you-me, I certainly would!  You'll still get the stamp set from me so that's an even sweeter deal!  Don't miss out!  Ever heard of "no obligation" - this is it, pure and simple!  Order your kit and sit back and do nothing - don't sell anything, don't have any parties, don't place any orders - no obligation! - you'll keep everything in your kit...SU! won't even call you or make you send it back, honest!)  
Click here for a video, the info you need, and the Starter Kit Order Form:
What it is:
Order the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit for $99 including shipping & handling
What you'll get:
$150 worth of products of your choosing,
even from the Holiday Catalog!
30% off everything you order on your first order
placed after receiving your starter kit!
20% - 40% off everything you order after that!
20% - 40% commission off everything your friends order from you!
Access to the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Website!
A subscription to the demo-only magazine, Stampin' Success,
filled with project ideas, business tips, techniques and more!
The opportunity to attend fantastic Stampin' Up! events!
The opportunity to profit from your own crafting business!
What it is NOT:
Your typical Direct Sales Company!
High-pressure for sales and bookings - actually, there's NO PRESSURE at all,
YOU decide what you do with your potential!!
A commitment to hold parties or sell to others - you can be your own customer AND save money while purchasing the products you already LOVE!
Click here for a video, the info you need, and the Starter Kit Order Form:
Do I have to book parties or shows?
Do I have to ever sell to friends, family, or customers?
If I never hold a party or turn in a sale,
do I have to pay a fee or return my kit?
Your Starter Kit is just that - a chance to start your Stampin' Up! business. 
Stampin' Up! understands that this will not be the right thing for everyone,
but they want everyone to have the opportunity. 
For your small investment of $99,
you are receiving product of your choosing. 
This product becomes yours.  To keep. 
Regardless of what you do after that. 
What's the catch?
The only "catch" is that to keep your demonstrator discount of at least 20%,
you must turn in retail sales of $300 each quarter. 
If you don't meet that minimum,
you will lose your discount and no longer be a demonstrator.
No pressure, no phone calls, turn in the minimum, keep your discount.
Simple as that.
Click here for a video, the info you need, and the Starter Kit Order Form:

21 August 2014

BONUS! $25 free when you join Stampin' Up!

This is news I love to hear!!   I'd love to have you on my team!!  And who wouldn't love a 20% discount on all their favorite Stampin' Up! products --- EVERY time you order???

You also receive a subscription to Stampin' Success, full of great stamping ideas and access to the Demonstrator-Only website and Stampin' Connection forum!!

Join Stampin' Up!, pay $99 and receive $150 in products you choose for FREE!!

Click here for all the info:


20 August 2014

Hey There Buds!!

I created this card for my friend and upline, Denise.  I snapped a pic before mailing it off to her!  Isn't it cute?  This is one of my favorite techniques with our new Blendabilities markers!

To create this simple card, you'll need the following:
Hey There Buds stamp (pg. 125)
Memento Black Ink
Whisper White Craft Ink
Whisper White Embossing Powder
Whisper White Note Card
Melon Mambo Cardstock
Basic Black Cardstock
Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Basic Rhinestones
Melon Mambo Blendabilities
Old Olive Blendabilities
Heat Tool
Here's what you do:
Ink up Hey There Buds stamp with Whisper White Craft Ink.  Stamp on Basic Black cardstock.  Sprinkle with Whisper White Embossing powder and heat with Heat Tool.  Set aside to cool.  Once cool, use Blendabilities to color ON the white embossed areas.  This technique really makes your design POP off the black cardstock.  Assemble card as shown.  I colored the rhinestones with my Melon Mambo Dark marker before adhering them to my card.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!!
Click on the catalog to your left to purchase any or all of these supplies
from my online store! 
Take advantage of Stamp Rewards when you do!!

01 August 2014

Blendabilities & Big Shot/Framelits Special!

August 1st - What a beautiful day!  As a demonstrator, I can preorder from the Holiday Catalog!

As a customer, you can now order ALL of the Blendabilities! 

Been trying to justify getting a Big Shot?  Today's the day!  Right now, you can purchase the Big Shot and get a FREE Framelit/Stamp set bundle!  Already have a Big Shot?  Then you need to treat it to some new Framelits!  Choose one the selected Framelit/Stamp set bundles at 15% off, or get them all and have a very happy Big Shot!

Click here to get all the details and place your order!


29 July 2014

I am pleased to introduce a new rewards program for ordering from my online store!  Participating in my new program will earn you FREE product!  This Rewards Program is only valid through my online store, located at:

When you order $40 or more online, you will receive a Stamp Credit.  Collect 12 Stamp Credits and choose any stamp set, any price, for FREE!

When you order $150 or more online, you will also receive Host Benefits!

Once your order is submitted to Stampin' Up!, and I receive notification, you will receive one Stamp Credit for every $40 on that order.  So if you order $39.95, you will not receive a Stamp Credit.  If you order $85, you will receive two Stamp Credits.  I will keep track of your Stamp Credits and when you have reached 12, you will receive an email from me, requesting your information and which stamp set you would like for FREE!

Each week there will be an order code published in my This Week's Events email.  You will receive DOUBLE CREDITS when you use this code.  After you have added items, click on "my shopping bag" and scroll down to the lower left of the screen.  You will see "Do you have a hostess code" box.  This is where you enter the code and click "Apply".  Please note, you will not receive Host Benefits if taking advantage of Double Credits.  If you'd rather have the Host Benefits, do not enter the code!

This week's order code is EQ3MJTAX.  This code is valid through Sunday, July 31st.

Did you know when you order online, not only can you see the most current selection of merchandise, but you can also shop the Clearance Rack AND your order ships direct to you!!  Now, with my Rewards program, you'll also earn Stamp Credits towards FREE product!

Please note: 

>Stamp Credits are based on the Product Total (the total before shipping and tax). 
>Your Stamp Credits are valid from July 1st - June 30th each year.  Keep track of your Stamp Credits so you don't miss out on your FREE product! 

>When you earn your FREE Stamp set, I will place the order for you and have it shipped directly to you, or put it with a current order waiting to be picked up (if you're local).

>This program is offered by me, not Stampin' Up!  It is a Rewards Program to thank you for being an online customer.

>Each time you order and qualify for a Stamp Credit, you will receive a card from me, updating your total!

>As a special bonus, each time you place a qualifying order, you will receive one entry into that month's product giveaway drawing!

>Terms & Conditions are subject to change without notice.      


26 June 2014

Beautiful Bookmark Card

Bookmark Card
Do you ever need a card with a bookmark?  Maybe you're giving a bookstore gift card, or you're in a book club or know someone who just loves to read?!?
This is a great project for you!  The coolest part is that the bookmark is part of the card and then detachable for your recipient!  How awesome is that?!?

What you need:

Kinda Eclectic set
Choose Happiness set
 2014-2016 In-Colors (Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, & Tangelo twist) in cardstock, ink, and stitched satin ribbon 
Whisper White cardstock
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch      
Linen Thread
Rotary Arm Attachment with Perforating Blade   

What you'll do:
·       Cut cardstock to 5.5" x 10.5". 

·       Score at 4.25. 

·       Using perforating blade on rotary arm, perforate at 8.5".

·       Using Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, slide cardstock into punch and line up edge of card with one of the side divets on underside of punch.  Check out this great video tutorial here: 

·       Cut 2 pieces of White cardstock to 3.75" x 5".  Cut a third piece of White to 1.75" x 4.5".

·       Stamp front of card, insert, and bookmark piece using 2014-2016 In-color ink pads, Kinda Eclectic, and Choose Happiness stamp sets.

·       Attach all three panels using SNAIL

·       Thread Stitched Satin ribbon through bookmark hole.  Tie Linen Thread around Satin ribbon, close to bookmark.  Trim ends.

You can order any of these supplies by clicking on the Catalog photo to your left, or click this link:


Have a great day and have fun crafting!!

31 May 2014

Bye-Bye Occasions Catalog!!!

The Occasions Catalog ends tomorrow, Sunday, June 1st. 

Place your order NOW!! 

Here is a listing of items that do NOT appear in the 2014-2015 Idea Book & Catalog!!  Order now before its too late!
From the Occasions Catalog:
Page 18:
Peachy Keen set
Peachy Keen set & On Film Framelits Bundle
Page 19:
Retro Fresh Designer Journaling Tags
Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper
Page 20:
Blessed Easter stamp
Peaceful Petals set
Page 21:
Burlap & Blooms Simply Created Wreath Kit
Springtime Hello Simply Created Garland Kit
Springtime Hello set
Page 22:
Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards & Envelopes
Happy Watercolor set
People Like You stamp
Page 23:
Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper
My Mother set
Page 24:
Hello, Sailor set
Pacific Point 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Summer Starfruit 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
High Tide Designer Series Paper
Page 25:
Love You to the Moon set
Language of Love set
Perfect Couple set
Page 26:
Geometrical set & Triangle Punch Bundle
Page 27:
Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper
Perfect Pennants set & Banners Framelits Bundle
Page 28:
Celebrate with Us set
Page 29:
Pomp & Circumstance set
Spiral Spins set
Cool Kid set
Page 30:
Simply Celebrate set
Page 31:
Mini Memories Simply Created Album Kit
Quite the Pair set
Page 32:
Scallops Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Gold & Silver Stampin' Glitter (sold separately in new catalog)
Eggstra Spectacular set
So Very Grateful set
Page 33:
Petite Petals set & Petite Petals Punch Bundle
Simple Stems set
Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack
Page 34:
Starburst Sayings Set & Starburst Framelits Bundle
Another Great Year set
Page 35:
Big Wish set
Page 37:
Look Up To Father stamp
Happy Congratulations set
Page 39:
Hostess set - Nature's Hello
Hostess set - Making a Point

30 May 2014

This is a limited-time, special offer, available only through me!  Please place your order no later than June 10th - orders will be available for pick-up no later than June 25th.  Shipping is available if you aren't local for an extra $5 per share, or $15 for the whole package, and will go out USPS Priority Mail.  Sorry, no coupons can be applied to this offer.  Click on the Paypal button to your left to make your selection and checkout!

 ~~ New Product Shares!! ~~

I love this time of year - new Stamps, new colors, new paper, embellishments, ribbons and more!!  If you're like me, you want it ALL!!  I look through the catalog and make list after list of what I want, when I want to buy it, what I want to do with it!!  It's all so exciting!!  I absolutely LOVE being able to provide an easy way for you to own a piece of it all!

My Product Shares allow you to get your hands on ALL the new stuff!!  It's like a sampler of everything new!

My Product Shares let you see, feel and use the new products before you invest in whole packages!

Place your order by replying to this email.  Simply list the Shares you'd like to order!!  See below for a great deal that includes everything!!

Your order must be received by June 10th.  Orders will be available for pick-up no later than June 25th.

Order by June 1st and as a special treat, receive a card front embossed with every new Embossing Folder in each new In-Color!!  That's 30 pieces!!

Read on for a description of each share:

Designer Series Paper Share - $20

In our beautiful new catalog there are 8 packages of Designer Series Paper (DSP), 2 packages of Specialty DSP, 2 DSP Stacks, and 1 Background DSP Stack (shown on pg. 184-187).  If you were to order them all, it would cost you over $160!

If you order the DSP Share, you'll pay only $20 and receive a great assortment of papers to work with, allowing you to decide which ones are your favs!!

You'll receive a 6"x6" square of every design in the 12"x12" papers and a full 4.5"x6.5" sheet of every design in the 2 DSP Stacks.  That's 65 squares and 24 sheets of NEW paper!! 

These are the Designer Series Papers you'll receive:

Typeset Specialty

Gold Soiree Specialty

2014-2016 In-Colors Backgrounds

Moonlight Stack

All Abloom Stack

Standard DSP: Flowerpot; Flashback; Sweet Taffy; Confetti Celebration; Park Lane; Maritime; Lullaby; Back to Black

The cost for the 2014 - 2015 Catalog DSP share will be $20 per share.

New Ribbon Share - $33
I am offering the new ribbons only (shown on pg. 206-207).  If you are interested in any of the others let me know. 

This share will include 1 yard of the following:

Venetian Crochet Trim

1/8" Ribbon - Gold

Baker's Twine - Basic Black; Basic Gray; Bermuda Bay; Blushing Bride; Crushed Curry; Old Olive; Tangerine Tango

5/8" Satin Ribbon - Gold; Silver; Very Vanilla; Whisper White

1/8" Taffeta Ribbon - Crushed Curry; Smoky Slate; Soft Sky

1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon - Bermuda Bay; Blushing Bride; Cherry Cobbler; Crumb Cake; Crushed Curry

Thick Baker's Twine - Baked Brown Sugar; Coastal Cabana; Crisp Cantaloupe; Pistachio Pudding; Strawberry Slush

3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon - Blackberry Bliss; Hello Honey; Lost Lagoon; Mossy Meadow; Tangelo Twist

1/4" Cotton Ribbon - Blushing Bride; Daffodil Delight; Early Espresso; Island Indigo; Marina Mist; Melon Mambo; Pear Pizzazz; Pool Party; Pumpkin Pie; Real Red; Rich Razzleberry; Whisper White

1/2" Seam Binding - Calypso Coral; Early Espresso; Night of Navy; Pink Pirouette; Whisper White; Wild Wasabi; Wisteria Wonder

The cost for Ribbon share is $33 per share (50 yards).   

New Embellishments Share - $15 

I am offering the new embellishments only (shown on pg. 208-209).  If you are interested in any of the others let me know. 

This share includes the following:

In-Color Clothespins - 2 each of 2 designs in the 5 new In-Colors

Natural Clothespins - 2 each

Hodgepodge Clips - 2 each of 3 designs and 2 silver

In-Color Sequins - Full-Size Package

Multipurpose Liquid Glue - Full-Size Bottle (great for attaching sequins!)

The cost for the Embellishment share is $15.00 per share (over 700 embellishments).

Miscellaneous Goodies Share - $25 

I am offering all of our new, miscellaneous goodies!!  This fun assortment will give you the best of the rest!

This share includes the following:

2014-2016 In-Colors Cardstock - one 6"x6" square in Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist (pg. 178)

Project Life 4"x3" Grid Cards - 2 each (pg. 188)

Kraft Cardstock - one 6"x6" square (pg.192)

Glimmer Paper - one 6"x6" square in Dazzling Diamonds, Gold, and Silver (pg. 193)

Gift Card Enclosure - 1 each (pg. 194)

Kraft Note Cards & Envelopes - 1 card/envelope (pg. 194)

Kraft Grid Journals - 1 each (pg. 200)

Basic Kraft Stickers - 1 Full-Size package (pg. 200)

Gusseted Cell Bags - 1 each (pg. 200)

Polka Dot Tag a Bag Gift Bags - 5 bags (pg. 201)

Tag a Bag Accessory Kit - 5 large base tags, 5 medium builder tags, 5 six-inch self-adhesive strips, 5 mini binder clips, 30' White Thick Baker's Twine (pg. 201)

Fast Fuse Adhesive - Full-Size Applicator pre-loaded with adhesive (pg. 204)

 The cost for the Miscellaneous Goodies share is $25.00 per share (over 35 items).

Embossing Share - $23 

This share gets you all of our newest colors in Embossing Powder, and an Embossing Buddy (pg. 213).  Add a VersaMark Ink Pad (pg. 210) and a Heat Tool (pg. 213) and you're ready to go!

This share includes the following:

Blushing Bride Embossing Powder

Calypso Coral Embossing Powder

Crushed Curry Embossing Powder

Embossing Buddy

The cost for the Embossing Share is $23, with VersaMark Ink Pad - $31, with Heat Tool - $56, with both VersaMark Pad & Heat Tool - $64.  Please specify when ordering.

Shimmer & Shine Share - $30 
This final share is a bit different from the others in that you will receive full-size packages and jars of our newest glitter, glimmer and glitzy products!

This share includes the following:

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper - two 12"x12" sheets (pg. 193)

Gold Glimmer Paper - two 12"x12" sheets (pg. 193)

Silver Glimmer Paper - two 12"x12" sheets (pg. 193)

Gold Stampin' Dazzle Marker (pg. 211)

Gold Dazzling Details (pg. 213)

Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (pg. 213)

Silver Glitter (pg. 213)

The cost for the Shimmer & Shine share is $30.00 per share.

The Whole Kit and Caboodle - $125 

Do you want it ALL??? 

If so, you can order the Whole Kit and Caboodle for a discounted price of $125!!  That's a savings of over $20!  Plus, you'll receive lots of extra goodies!

This package includes the following:

Designer Series Paper Share

New Ribbon Share

New Embellishments Share

Miscellaneous Goodies Share

Embossing Share (does not include VersaMark Pad or Heat Tool)

Shimmer & Shine Share

eBONUS!: Natural Filter Paper sample (pg. 193)

BONUS!: Sweet Sadie Washi Tape - Full-Size package of 3 rolls (pg. 190)

BONUS!: Beach House Washi Tape - Full-Size package of 3 rolls (pg. 190)

BONUS!: Transfer Adhesive Sheet sample (pg. 204)

BONUS!: Stampin' Glue Stick - 1 (pg. 204)
The cost for the Whole Kit and Caboodle Share is $125.

What can you do with these shares?  Use the DSP for scrapbooking, cut them down in halves or thirds, rip, tear or emboss them!  One yard of ribbon will decorate at least 2 standard size cards longways; over 700 embellishments will decorate a ton of cards!!  Emboss some of our great new designs and color them in with our Blendabilites markers! 

Your order must be received by June 10th.  Orders will be available for pick-up no later than June 25th.

Order by June 1st and as a special treat, receive a card front embossed with every new Embossing Folder in each new In-Color!!  That's 30 pieces!!

Don't wait to order!!  Click on the PayPal button to your upper left to make your selection(s) and checkout!        

NOTE: This is a limited-time, special offer, available only through me!  Please place your order no later than June 10th - orders will be available for pick-up no later than June 25th.  Shipping is available if you aren't local for an extra $5 per share, or $15 for the whole package, and will go out USPS Priority Mail.  Sorry, no coupons can be applied to this offer.  Click on the Paypal button to your left to make your selection and checkout!