Pool Party Hedgehug

Here is the second birthday card for my co-worker to choose from. This was cased from Pinterest.  And I just realized that I didn't put a birthday sentiment on it.  Tomorrow.

She said her roommate likes blue and is a girly-girl.  I think this covers both criteria.

The stamp set is Hedgehugs.  It made me happy to have this carry over from the last holiday catalog!  How can you not love this little guy?   I did use a bunch of retired products on this card so I'm not posting my supplies used or doing a card recipe.  The dimensions are standard for the mats.  

 Sorry this is short, but not much else going on right now.  

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

New Catalog Coming Soon!

Have you seen the new catalog front?  It's coming soon!  

I'll be ordering a pack of catalogs by the weekend, so if anyone would like a copy, contact me and I'll be happy to spread the happy news around.  Being a demonstrator means we already had the chance to see the new catalog online. And we can plan an order from it.  The perks of a demo.  Love it! 

There are some Christmas stamp sets I can't wait to get my hands on.  The Christmas Lights might be calling my name!  The reindeer are also very tempting.  They are something I've never played with either.  It would get me out of my comfort zone.  

So, if you need a catalog, contact me at ckcharland@charter.net and when I get my order, I'll send one out to you.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

Grape Dragonfly

Someone at work asked me to make a birthday card for her roommate.  She likes the colors blues, purples and grays and is a girly girl. I showed her some other cards I made and loved the dragonfly  and hedgehog stamp sets.  I was going to make a few for her to choose from.  Here is the first one I made.

Purple is definately not a go-to color for me so I was glad to be challenge into use it.  I chose the Gorgeous Grape.

Using the Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape ink pads, I used the Rock 'n Roll technique on the dragonfly.  It's a very subtle effect this time, but if you look on the lower edges on the wings, you can see the color differences.  

For the dots under the dragonfly, I found the stamp from Waterfront was perfect.  They were stamped in Gray Granite and Soft Sea Foam.  They add a nice compliment to the Gorgeous Grape.  

 Since purple isn't my best color, so, of course, I didn't have any purple ribbon.  So I made my own.  Just ink a piece of sponge and run it along the Organza Ribbon.  Wham!  You have Gorgeous Grape Organza Ribbon!  Make sure you color both sides of the ribbon.  It turns out pretty good and it's fun to do.  

Here is the color combo for the card.  Very subtle.

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My next card will be something with the Hedgehugs stamp set.  A girls likes her choices.

Click on the above picture for dimensions and instructions.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper


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Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon
Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon


Happy Birthday card

This is another swap card I received from Lori B.  I love how the rainbow of colors go all the way around.  The Stamparatus was used, but I don't know how she has done this card.  It's on my long list of things to look into.

Never would I have thought to put Bermuda Bay together with Berry Burst.  I like it.  The black ribbon really stands out.  I wouldn't like this as much if the ribbon was white.

This basket-weave embossing folder is on my wish list.  I really like the simplicity of the pattern.  

It's been a long weekend, so that's all I have for now.  I was in my stamp room, but cleaning things up.  Hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to create something.  My table is looking pretty organized.  That means it hasn't been used in a while.  Time to rectify that. 

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper


Masculine Birthday Card

Today I went outside just two times.  One to walk to the store for a few things for dinner and two, water my flower pots.  It was so nice not leaving the house.  But just because I didn't leave, doesn't mean I did nothing.  My house was in desperate need of cleaning.  Feels great having it done.  Probably won't last very long. 


This is the only card I made this week.  It's great for a masculine birthday card and I don't usually make too many of those.

The stamp set is Rooted in Nature along with the Nature's Roots framelits.  Perfect for any masculine card.  I am so glad this stamp set has the framelits.  I would never fussy cut this tree!  My hand hurts just thinking about it.  Gotta love those framelits and punches.

I chose just a small sentiment from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set.  You could put just about any saying on a card of this style.  

For the tree, I actually used my markers.  But if you don't have them, you can easily use the ink pads.  Have the stamp on the block so you can see it and gently dab the ink on the stamp.  This tree is easy to do it on because it's the trunk and leaves.  They don't overlap at all.

Click on the above picture for dimensions and instructions.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper


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Bonus Days Event

They are at it again!  Another great deal that's hard to pass up!

As you can see, for every $50 spent in August, you earn $5!  And there are no limits to how many $5 bonuses you can earn.  That's a SWEET deal!

Here's how it works.  You spend $50 before shipping & handling and tax, you will receive an email with a code. All orders must include a valid email.  Stampin' Up! will send the participant the coupon code via email.  If multiple codes are earned in one order, you will receive one email containing the multiple codes.  If you earn multiple codes from multiple orders, you will receive separate emails for each code earned.

When redeeming the coupon codes, you can use multiple codes on a single order. 

You MUST save the emails containing these codes.  I'm not sure if the email is lost/deleted, if Stampin' Up! would have a way of sending a duplicate code.  

The coupon codes are one time use only.  

Don't forget, if you order is $150 or more, you also receive the hostess benefits.  

I will be taking advantage of this deal myself.  As a demonstrator, I've seen the next Holiday Catalog online and as of yesterday, can place a pre-order from the catalog!  You are going to love it.  Tomorrow I'm going to sit down and do a wish list.  I'm sure it will have to be edited down considerably as to my wants versus budgets.  I hate it when the budget wins.  

On a personal note, we got the in-laws moved yesterday.  It was a super crazy and exhausting day. I don't envy them unpacking all those boxes.  Speaking of boxes, the movers rocked!  I was sooo glad they were there and they were worth the money. We would never have gotten as much moved without them.  

Tomorrow is my day to clean, and hopefully get in my stamp room.  I almost hate to leave the house and may just stay home.  

Get your wish list ready for the Bonus Day event.  Remember, there's no limit to the number of coupon codes you can earn!  Contact me if you have any questions.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

Miss You Kangaroo

If you follow me, can you guess who I made this card for?  Yes, for Alyssa in Germany.  It was her Good Luck on exams and come home soon card.  

How can you not love the kangaroo and koala bear from the Animal Outing stamp set?  I thought it was very appropriate since I just want to keep her in a pouch and not travelling all over Europe.  But, she is now home!  She has slowly adjusted back to home life and is back at work.  

Don't worry about any kind of fussy cutting with this set.  You can get the Animal Friends thinlits and cut them out within seconds.  

Back to the card.  It was great using the Blenders again!  I used the Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate and Old Olive Blenders.  When I use the Blenders, I color in small areas.  The colors blender a bit better when they are still fresh.  I used my Olive Green Blender and did a shade of green under the kangaroo.  It's so subtle that you might not notice it right away.

Here is the color combo.  

By the way, Alyssa loved the card.

Blogging the next two days might be a tricky for me.  My in-laws are moving Wednesday and I will be busy getting things to help them out.  I already can't wait for Thursday to come and have it over with.

Click on the above picture for dimensions and instructions.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper



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Don't Forget...FREE stamp pads

There are only 3 more days to get this incredible offer.  

Sign up to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, you get your choice of a FREE family of ink pads!  Yup, that's 10 pads for FREE!  

You get to choose the family, and you get the new style of ink pads.  That's just a win-win to sign up.  That is up to a $67.50 savings.  

That is additional to the Starter Kit you get to order.  The Starter Kit is $125 of product and you pay only $99.  The Start Kit is consists of product that you choose.  There are no limits to what you order for your Kit.  Plus...The shipping is free!  

Want to be a demonstrator, but interested in blogging, clubs and selling product?  No problem.  There are a lot of Hobbiest Demonstrators who just order for themselves and maybe their friends.  Either way, all demonstrators will get a discount.

Another exciting perk is geting to preview new catalogs before anyone else can.  The new Holiday Catalog is coming out soon.  The general public can see it Sept. 5.  Demonstrators get to view the catalog and pre-order as soon as August 1!  I've seen some product videos and they are amazing.  I'm mentally making my pre-order list and it will probably be a long list.  

Have any other questions about being a demonstrator?  Contact me and I will answer your questions.  

So far, it's been a great journey for me.  I would love for you to join me!  

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper