Retired Accessories List is Here!

Be sure to check out the newly released Retired Accessories List for some great deals! But don’t delay because they won’t last long. There are some awesome markdowns so grab your credit card and get them before they are gone!  If you would like me to send you a PDF file of the list, please comment with your e-mail and I would be happy to do so.

Published in: on April 25, 2012 at 10:44 am  Leave a Comment  
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Retired Stamp List is Here!

There are over 300 stamp sets retiring from the 2011-2012 catalog, and this is your chance to get them before they’re gone. Many products are only available while supplies last, so be sure to get your orders in early!

Check out the Retired Stamps List at the bottom of the Promotions page on my demonstrator website!  The Retired Accessories List will be available on April 25.

Published in: on April 17, 2012 at 2:29 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Special Invitation – Available Today Only!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  Have you ever wondered where we get all those great ideas for our projects? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a Stampin’ Up! business and receive a discount on all your stamps and accessories as well as earn an income doing something you love?

If you have, I have a great offer for you to see what it is like before you take the plunge. But this offer is only available today!

As a benefit of my attending Leadership this past January, I am able to offer one person a FREE three-month trial subscription to Stampin’ Success magazine, a benefit which is usually only available to demonstrators. I just received my March issue and it’s been newly redesigned and has some great creative ideas and articles!  If you think you would like to receive this great magazine for three months with no obligation, please contact me today!

Stampin’ Success has all kinds of ideas, techniques, and templates as well as information about Stampin’ Up! and the benefits of being a demonstrator. If you’ve thought before: “I’d like to try it, but I’m not sure if I am creative enough”, well Stampin’ Up! is offering the details, supply list and samples for holding a full workshop in every issue now.

I would love to be able to offer this special benefit to one lucky person, so please contact me today @ sweadon@hotmail.com!

Published in: on February 17, 2012 at 5:04 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Mocha Morning Valentine

This is a just a quick blog entry to show you the card I made for my hubby for Valentine’s Day.  It is an Easel Card and was very easy to make.  I viewed Brian Pilling’s video from Stampin’ Up! to get all my measurements and scoring lines for construction. This card went together quickly especially when I could use my Simply Scored Tool to make all my scoring lines. Easel cards are great because it allows you to display your card creation, but it can also fold flat for mailing. No special mailing required. My hubby loved the fact that he could keep the card out for display on his dresser. I used my Perfect Bow Maker to make the bow on this card.

Supplies:  Stamp Sets: Loving Thoughts, Take It To Heart and Style Beautiful; Cardstock:  Whisper White, Crumbcake, and Basic Black; DSP:  Mocha Morning; Ink:  Craft Black Ink; Accessories:  Simply Scored Tool, Embossing Heat Gun, Clear Embossing Powder, Large Pearl Basic Jewels (8 mm), Hearts Collection Framelit Dies, Big Shot, 5/8″ Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals.

Here is  Brian Pilling’s Easel Card Video from Stampin’ Up to help you with measurements and construction of an Easel Card.

Sherindipity Share – The Perfect Bow Maker!

I promised to share this little trick I learned at Leadership on how to make the Perfect Bow so here goes!  This is what I now use to make my bows. It’s a bit different and fancier than what they showed us at Leadership (theirs was just a bit of cardboard), but with my OCD and need for perfection I actually covered mine with Designer Series Paper and applied Modge Podge so it would keep for awhile. I do make alot of bows you know! I am usually making the same sized bows to fit a standard A4 card so this is what I came up with for myself. What follows is a tutorial on how to make the Perfect Bow Maker and then I will show you the 5 steps to making the Perfect Bow!

I started with a piece of left over heavy weight cardstock backing from one of Stampin’ Up’s Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) packs since it is a bit heavier than the cardstock backing in the regular DSP packs. I then cut a square measuring approximately 2-3/8″ x 2-3/4″ using a heavy duty pair of scissors.  The inside section you will need to cut out is 3/4″ x 1-1/4″.  I then cut out two pieces of the new Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper which is featured as one of the FREE items you can select from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog when you purchase $50.00 in Stampin’ Up! product. Such a pretty paper!  I applied the DSP to the square using a Glue Stick – so easy. Then I trimmed away any excess hangover edges with my Paper Snips and filed the edges with my Distressing Tool to smooth them out.  Don’t forget to cover both sides.

I sponged the edges with Baja Breeze ink to purty it up. Then I applied Modge Podge all over my Bow Maker to protect the DSP, make it sturdy and keep it dirt free from finger prints. I applied it to one side just enough to cover it and the edges and waited 5 minutes for it to dry and then flipped it over and repeated the process.

 I punched a hole in the bottom center of my Ribbon Maker with my Crop-A-Dile using the smaller hole puncher and inserted a one-inch Book Ring. Added some Baja Breeze and Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding Ribbon to the ring to jazz it up abit.  The ring will allow me to attach it to my stamp/scrap supply bag and keep it handy for use.  Here’s another view of it. Isn’t this just the coolest thing ever? If you’re not sure yet, you will be soon. Just after the supply list is a 5 Step process on how to make the Perfect Bow!

Supplies:  Heavyweight Card Stock Backing from Stampin’ Up! Specialty DSP pack or Chip Board, Heavy Weight Scissors, Enchanted Evening DSP, Glue Stick, Crop-A-Dile, Modge Podge and Sponge Brush, One-Inch Book Ring, Stampin’ Sponge, Baja Breeze Classic Ink, Baja Breeze and Pear Pizzaz Seam Binding Ribbon.

HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT BOW TUTORIAL!

You will need the following supplies:  The Perfect Bow Maker, 2 pieces of Ribbon – one measuring 16″ and the other 6″, and Scissors.

Step 1 - Lay the 16" piece of ribbon from left to right as shown.

Step 2 - Take the long right side of the ribbon and start wrapping it around to the back of the Bow Maker - wrap it twice around for a double loop bow and once for a single loop bow. You will always want to end up with the ribbon on the lower right side front of the Bow Maker. The length of ribbon used in this tutorial is for a double loop bow.

To gather the center of your bow, you will need the 6" piece of ribbon. Insert the ribbon from the back of your Bow Maker and pull it up through the bottom center of your wrapped ribbon as shown in the picture towards the front. You will then tie the 6" ends together giving you a second set of ends for your bow as shown in the next picture. Tie it a second time to secure the bow.

Step 4 - This is how your bow should look once you have tied the 6" ends securely. Now you can flip it over and begin to trim the ends. Slowly remove the bow from the Perfect Bow Maker.

Now that you have trimmed your ends, you can pull apart your double loops and shape your Perfect Bow!

If you want to save on ribbon, you can use a piece of Linen Thread to gather the center of your bow and add a Basic Pearl to jazz it up a bit as shown here on my project from last week. I prefer the Linen Thread myself as you can get a tighter looking bow.  Also, if you want to make a bigger or smaller bow, just adjust the width of your bow maker when you are cutting out your pattern.

If you are not all about the fuss of making one yourself and would like to purchase a Perfect Bow Maker for $7.95 plus shipping, please e-mail me at sweadon@hotmail.com.  Local Pickup is free, of course!

My Digital Studio Software FREE 30-Day Trial!

My Digital Studio is an intuitive digital design software featuring Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive artwork, colors, and templates. Be your own digital designer and create an array of photobooks, cards, calendars, slideshows, and more—which you can then print using Stampin’ Up!’s print services, or save to DVD, e-mail, or upload to the Internet.

My Digital Studio Express 30-Day Trial:

With the FREE trial, you’ll get:

  • Full access to the software at NO COST for 30 days.
  • Full design functionality.
  • Exclusive artwork that comes with My Digital Studio Express.
  • Opportunity to purchase additional downloads from designer templates to stamp brush sets–and everything in between.
  • Access to our professional print services.

Once your trial period expires, simply contact your demonstrator to purchase the downloadable or disc version of the software to continue enjoying My Digital Studio.

IT’S SIMPLE.   Just go to my website at www.sherahlweadon.stampinup.net and download the My Digital Studio Express Free Trial (item #129600) from My Stampin’ Up! On-Line Shopping Cart.  Then follow the directions to download onto your computer or laptop…make sure you load it onto the computer that you have your photos on and will use the most.

Come to Bethlehem

I’m working into the wee hours at my Stamp/Scrap Retreat on next week’s Holiday Stamp A Stack cards and here is one of the cards which will be featured in that class. The “Come to Bethlehem”stamp set features the Three Wise Men as they are guided by a star to the New Born King. Perfect Plum along with our Brushed Gold Cardstock makes for sheer elegance and is definitely fit for a king! I love our Brushed Gold Cardstock because the color is throughout the paper even when cut – no white edges showing on this paper. The main image and the saying is stamped with Versamark Ink and embossed with Stampin’ Up!’s new Pewter Embossing Powder featured in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  I thought the right side of the card was looking alittle bare so I added the gold on gold strip which has been punched with the Scallop Trim Border punch and then finished off that corner with some Basic Pearls.  My last two Holiday Card Stamp A Stacks will be held on November 17 and 22 from 6-10 p.m.  See you there!

Supplies:  Stamp Set: Come to Bethlehem; Cardstock:  Perfect Plum, Brushed Gold, and Whisper White; Ink:  Perfect Plum and Versamark; Accessories:  Decorative Label Punch, Modern Label Punch, Basic Pearls, Mini Glue Dots, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Perfect Plum 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, 5/8″ Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Pewter Embossing Powder, and Heat Embossing Gun.

Published in: on November 12, 2011 at 2:03 am  Leave a Comment  
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Asheville, NC Stamp/Scrap Retreat

I finally arrived at my Stamp/Scrap Retreat yesterday afternoon. I flew into the Greenville/ Spartansburg Airport in South Carolina and then rented a car to carry me and all my STUFF to the Ridgecrest Retreat Center in Asheville, NC. The drive to the retreat center was beautiful with all the changing foliage along the way. I managed to squeeze my clothing and all my supplies into two large suitcases and one small carry-on.  All arrived safely without incidence, except for a brief inspection of one of my suitcases by the TSA as indicated by this tag. They were probably wondering what all those scissors and blades were doing in there. LOL!  I have been having alot of fun meeting new friends, sharing ideas and attending classes.

I’ve included some of the projects I’ve been working on so far – holiday gift tags using the Letters to Santa Designer Series Paper and a gift card that will be offered  in my Holiday Gift Card Stamp a Stack on December 8 and 15 from 6-10 p.m. Take one class or both. Cost is $20.00 for each class. This gift card holder is perfect for the men in your life. Very manly with the woodgrain paper from the Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper pack along with the stately deer from the Winter Post stamp set. When open, the gift card sits in a pocket on the left and your word saying is on a small card to the right.

Will try to post again later tonight with more projects from my retreat. Thanks for checking in with me!

Tag Supplies:  Stamp Sets:  Bright Hopes, Winter Post, Tags Til Christmas and Short & Sweet; Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Marina Mist, and More Mustard; Ink:  Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler; DSP:  Letters to Santa; Accessories: Big Shot, Two Tags Die, Punches: Extra Large Oval, Boho Blossom, Decorative Label, 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle, 1/8″, 1-1/4″ & 1-3/8″ Circles and Postage Stamp, Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso Quilted Satin Ribbon, Chantilly Crochet Trim, Basic Pearls, Linen Thread, Rhinestones, Sponge Daubers, Distressing Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Manly Gift Card:  Stamp Set:  Winter Post and Christmas Greetings; Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler and Winter White; Ink:  Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso; DSP:  Frostwood Lodge; Accessories:  Extra Large Oval Punch, Early Espresso 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Early Espresso Quilted Satin Ribbon, Big Shot, Petals A Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Dimensionals and Sponge Dauber.

Dinoraur ABC’s

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My grandson, Andrew, is learning his ABC’s now, so I thought I would combine some of his favorite things, dinosaurs, with some ABC cards to encourage him to learn them. I absolutely love the way it turned out and I hope he likes it as well.  I’ll be babysitting him while his parents attend the Marine Corps Ball this evening, so we’ll be practicing while they are gone.

The letters on the cover of the Dino Packet were made using my Big Shot and the Timeless Type Medium Sizzlits Die. And, when I made each alphabet page, I used the Big Shot again with the Serif Essentials Alphabet Bigz Die. I created the camouflage effect by cutting random pieces of River Rock cardstock and adhering it on to Always Artichoke cardstock and then running each square through my Big Shot in the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to embed them into each other.  I then stamped each dinosaur from Stampin’ Up!’s Dinoraur stamp set using Stazon Black Ink and watercolored them with my Aqua Painter using River Rock and Always Artichoke Ink.  I added two of the dinosaur cards to the front of the pack and two to the backside sandwiching the ABC’s in between. Let me know what you think!

Supplies:  Stamp Set:  Dinoraur; Cardstock:  Always Artichoke, River Rock & Whisper White; Ink:  Black Stazon, River Rock and Always Artichoke; Markers: Always Artichoke; Accessories:  Big Shot, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Serif Essentials Alphabet Bigz Die, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Medium Sizzlits Die, Small Heart Punch, 3/16″ Corner Rounder Punch; 3/8″ Artichoke Denim Jean Ribbon; Aqua Painter, Stampin’ Sponges, Non-Stampin’ Up! Items: Gold Ring and Mini Clear Bookmark Covers.

What an Awesome Opportunity in October!

If you would like to join the Stampin’ Up! family, but have questions or need help in choosing the right products for your new Starter Kit, please do not hesitate to contact me at 410-673-1673 or e-mail me at sweadon@hotmail.com!  Would love for you to become a part of my Sherindipity Stampers Group!

October Stampin’ Up! Promotions!

It was a crazy week last week and I didn’t have a chance to post any new projects, but I hope to get something out tomorrow so check back. But, I did want to let you know all about the October promotions right away, so here goes!

Be a Big Shot!

To begin your On-Line Demonstrator Application, go to:

http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/sherahlweadon/jointhefun 

and click “Join Now”!  If you have questions, please contact me and I can walk you through the process.

This offer is exclusively through Stampin’ Up! and  is another great way for you to get a FREE Big Shot in addition to my BIG SHOT GIVEAWAY – see my posting on September 25, 2011.  Depending on whether you want to start your own business or just in it for the fun, now you have two opportunities!

 

Wow, what a great way to have fun with kids!  This easy-to-use cookie stamp has a solid wood handle with three interchangeable stamp images: a heart, a jack-o-lantern, and a snowflake.  The Item No. is 125152 and the cost is only $16.95.  To order: 

http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/sherahlweadon/promotions

Just make your favorite shortbread cookie dough (or one of the two included recipes) and stamp away! Create beautiful, hand-stamped cookies in a flash. The stamp images are completely food-safe and child-friendly.

Be sure to check out these coordinating products perfect for showcasing your stamped cookies! 
 
Page      Item/Price
 
19          Simple Snowflake Single Stamp – $    8.95
20          Homemade Single Stamp – $   8.95
162        Creatively Yours Set – $18.95
194        Baker’s Twine – $   2.95
224       Lots of Tags Sizzlits Die Set – $ 21.95
15          Kraft Gift Box (4) – $   2.95
 
All items are available in the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog, except for the Kraft Gift Boxes which are available in the Holiday Mini Catalog.
 
 

Buy Two Simply Sent Kits and Get a Free Stamp Set!

Buy two Simply Sent Kits and get a FREE coordinating stamp set! Whether you’re a brand-new card maker or an experienced crafter, our Simply Sent card kits help you make unique, handcrafted cards in a snap!

Buy 2 of the following Simply Sent Kits:

  • Page 192, Item #122375, Simply Sent Great Day – $12.95
  • Page 193, Item #122377, Simply Sent Everyday Elegance – $11.95
  • Page 193, Item #122376, Simply Sent Sweet Moments – $13.95

Get one of the following Stamp Sets for FREE:

  • Page 192, Item #123682,  It’s Your Day – $8.95
  • Page 193, Item #123686, Everyday Wishes – $9.95
  • Page 193, Item #124865, You’re Cherished – $8.95

To order any of the Simply Sent kits, go to:  http://www.sherahlweadon.stampinup.net.

Wow! What promotion will you be taking advantage of today?

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