More Sweet Cakes!

Here’s a few more super quick, easy cards from my display board at Retreat to share with you using the Sweet Cake stamp set and the Sweet Shop Specialty DSP. The second card has some of the cute new Sweet Shop Designer Stickers on them. Very cool!  The Sweet Cake stamp set goes away on April 30, so don’t forget to place your order along with your favorite items which appear on the Retired Accessory List on April 25. These items will go very fast so you will not want to hesitate.

Supplies:

Card 1:  Stamp Set:  Sweet Cake; Card Stock: Pool Party, Soft Suede, and Whisper White; DSP: Sweet Shop Specialty; Ink: Wisteria Wonder and Soft Suede; Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals, Basic Pearls, Scallop Oval Punch, Pool Party 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon.

Card 2:  Stamp Set:  Sweet Cake; Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Island Indigo,  and Whisper White; DSP:  Sweet Shop Specialty; Ink:  Calypso Coral; Accessories:  Sweet Shop Designer Stickers, Oval Scallop Punch, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Card 3:  Stamp Set: Sweet Cake and Fabulous Phrases; Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pool Party and Soft Suede; DSP:  Sweet Shop; Ink:  Soft Suede; Accessories:  3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon in Wisteria Wonder and Pool Party, Stampin’ Dimensionals and Jelly Bean Brad.

Card 4:  Stamp Set:  Sweet Cake; Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Whisper White and Wisteria Wonder; DSP:  Sweet Shop; Ink:  Concord Crush; Accessories:  3/8″ Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon, Scallop Trim Border Punch and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Published in: on April 25, 2012 at 11:54 am  Leave a Comment  
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I’ve Got a Crush on You!

Concord Crush that is! Isn’t this color yummylicious? Is that a word? Not sure, but it sure describes this card. And not just for the cupcake!  This card is part of a group of cards that I made for a display board at the Asheville Retreat – the stamp set is Sweet Cake. It’s available through the end of April in the Mini Occasions Catalog as well as the Wisteria Wonder polka dot dsp featured in the Sweet Shop DSP paper pack. This is an easy card to make – just Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, and Concord Crush colors. I’ll be posting the rest of the cards in the next couple of days. But be sure to get your Concord Crush on because it will be retiring the end of May as part of the 2010-2012 In Colors. A new set of In Colors will be revealed in the new 2012-2013 Idea Book and Catalog in June.

Supplies:  Stamp Set:  Sweet Cake; Cardstock:  Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder and Concord Crush; Ink:  Concord Crush; DSP:  Sweet Shop; Accessories:  Dimensionals, 1/2″ Concord Crush Poly-Stitch Ribbon.

Published in: on April 18, 2012 at 12:09 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Kindness Matters Binder Tutorial Now Available on Etsy!

You can now purchase the tutorial for my Kindness Matters class that I taught at retreat in Asheville, North Carolina. This class was very popular and I really enjoyed teaching it to a great bunch of ladies!  The binder holds eight 5-1/4″ square cards, 2 each of 4 different designs along with envelopes. The binder and cards can be easily adapted to any designer series paper and stamp set so it is great for classes or a stamp camp, and if you are not a demonstrator, just to make and give as a gift. The cost is $12.50. Here’s the link to my new Etsy Shop:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/Sherindipity

Mocha Morning I Do!

With Summer around the corner, so come the wedding processions. Here is a lovely card using the Mocha Morning Specialty DSP again. As you can see from all my cards posted this past week this DSP is great for any occasion.  To give this card some extra shine, I sprayed it with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz. I also sponged Very Vanilla Craft Ink onto the square behind the heart to give it an aged feeling and embossed it with the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Here is a closeup.

Here are some more pics of the ladies from the North Carolina Retreat too!

Supplies:  Stamp Set:  Word Play; Cardstock: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla; DSP:  Mocha Morning Specialty; Ink:  Soft Suede and Very Vanilla Craft Ink; Accessories:  Soft Suede 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Heart Punch, Big Shot, Fashionable Hearts Embosslits Die, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals, Stampin’ Sponges, and Itty Bitty Backgrounds (retired).

Thanks ladies for such a great time in North Carolina!

Mocha Morning Graduate

Spring is in the air, but the end of the school year will be here before you know it. So here is a little Mocha Morning for your graduate!  The wording on this card is from Word Play and is one of my favorite stamps from the set and very versatile – works for graduation, new job or retirement.  And the Early Espresso ribbon and the mini library clip definitely are perfect embellishments for this card.  Get your Mocha Morning Specialty DSP before it’s gone!

Here’s another project using this great DSP from a class I took at the North Carolina Retreat. My friend Bonnie Henderson taught this beautiful Frame Class and I really loved making the flowers out of Mocha Morning Specialty DSP.   Check out the texture on the leaves – she showed us how to use the Spider Web Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to make the veins on the leaf. So cool!

Supplies for Card: Stamp Set:  Word Play; Cardstock:  Textured Crumbcake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Whisper White; Ink:   Early Espresso; DSP: Mocha Morning Specialty; Accessories:  1/8″ Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon, Mini Library Clip, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:  The Retirement List will be out on April 15th, please be sure to check out this list on my demonstrator website by clicking on the “shop now shopping cart” button at the top right sidebar of my blog – it will take you to my site.  These items will start to go quick so don’t delay if there are items you want from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.

Also the Clearance Rack has added over 50 new items. You won’t want to pass up these items either. Fabulous markdowns!

Mocha Morning for Dad

Quick post before I head out the door to go grocery shopping! Stampin’ Up!’s Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper is great for making men’s cards too, like this one for Father’s Day. The colors are great – Soft Suede and Early Espresso, and this was one quick card too. To make this card especially manly, I pulled out my Big Shot and embossed the strip of Soft Suede CS behind the wording with  the Houndstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  See you tomorrow with another Mocha Morning DSP card!

Supplies:  Stamp Set:  Delightful Dozen; Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, and Soft Suede; Ink:  Early Espresso; DSP:  Mocha Morning Specialty; Accessories:  5/8″ Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Large Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Houndstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

It’s Going to be a Mocha Morning Kind of Week!

So much going on right now and I haven’t had a chance to post lately, but while brainstorming last night I remembered I hadn’t shared my Mocha Morning cards from my North Carolina retreat display board on my blog yet. So that’s what I’ll be doing all this week. After you see these cards, you will realize that if you haven’t purchased this lovely Stampin’ Up! Specialty Designer Series Paper yet, you must. But you will have to do it soon as it will be retiring as all good Stampin’ Up! designer series papers do when a new catalog comes out.  And that will be early this year, with the new catalog making its debut in June instead of July.  So I hope you enjoy my Mocha Morning DSP creation today and keep coming back for more the rest of the week.  This is my favorite of the bunch!

Here is a pic of me and my friend, Bonnie Henderson, another SU! demonstrator, who organized the retreat that I attended last month in Asheville, NC . Bonnie was also my roommate and we had so much fun – staying up until the wee hours of the morning laughing at each other’s escapades from years long ago! Thanks Bonnie for allowing me to teach at your retreat and I look forward to doing so again in the fall.

Here is another pic of a great bunch of gals that attended one or both of my classes that I taught at retreat.  They are referred to as the Tennessee Gals. They were so fun and willing to share all their ideas with me as well as including me in with their lunch and dinner groups.

Two of my friends that I met at retreat last fall, Kathy Williams and Sandy Sluder, both from Tennessee, were unable to attend this spring retreat so I decided to swing up through Tennessee on my way back home to Maryland and had dinner with them at the Chop House in Kingsport and got to share all my cards and ideas with them that we did at retreat. It was such a pleasant evening catching up with each other. For some reason my flash was not working on my camera and the room was so dark those pics did not turn out so I don’t have them to share with you.  But here is one of the Tennessee mountains that I took when I was on my way to meet up with them. Such a pretty state!

Supplies:

Stamp Sets:  Bordering on Romance (Mini Occasions – last day to order April 30) and Party Time; Cardstock:  Textured Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla and Early Espresso; Ink:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Lucky and Limeade; Specialty Designer Series Paper: Mocha Morning; and Accessories:  Big Shot, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Linen Thread, Basic Pearls, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals and Itty Bitty Backgrounds (retired).

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