Cropmania 1st Fall Indoor Yardsale!

Cropmania will be holding its 1st Fall Indoor Scrapbook Yardsale in October and I will be there!  There will be over 50 tables of scrapbooking supplies! Discounts starting at 20% off retail and then go down from there.  Please join us and bring a bag or two. This is an event you won’t want to miss! ALL NEW VENDORS!

When:                  Sunday, October 9, 2011

Where:                Annapolis Elks Lodge, Solomons Island Road

                              Route 2, Edgewater, MD

Time:                   9 am – 2 pm

Cost:                    $5.00 at the door (kids are free)

Other:                  For directions, visit their website:

                               www.cropmania.com/yardsale

Come on out and see me at my Stampin’ Up! table.  My retired items will be sold at drastically reduced prices!  I have tons of stamp sets, Designer Series background paper, ribbon, and all kinds of embellishments and ink pads.  You can earn Sherindipity Dollars at this event.  If you want to find out about Sherindipity Dollars, please make sure you attend my Holiday Open House this weekend at my home in Preston. It runs from 10 am to 6 pm both Saturday and Sunday.  Please RSVP by Friday, September 16 if you wish to attend.

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Holiday Goodies are in the House!

My Holiday Open House will be held on September 17 and 18 – two whole days for you to check out new products from the Holiday Mini Catalog!   Its from 10 am to 6 pm both days.  I’ll have a display of projects using new products such as this one shown here.  It’s from the stamp set “Snow Much Fun” and features that luscious Very Vanilla velvet ribbon and Spice Cake designer series paper and buttons. And click on the photo to enlarge the photo and check out how those Basic Pearls look like they are tiny glass balls suspended on the Christmas tree!   It’s not your typical Christmas card but I love the pearls, paper and buttons. If you are into the more traditional Christmas cards there are also other new designer series papers for that as well such as Frostwood Lodge and Holly Berry Bouquet.

You’ll also be able to sign up for product shares and my holiday classes I will be offering this fall.  There will be giveaways all weekend so you won’t want to miss out. Earn Sherindipity Dollars for any new catalog purchases you make at my Open House and use later towards all your holiday wish list items. Attend my Open House and find out all the details. I will also pick a mystery hostess from all purchases made during my Open House and that person will be able to choose free product from either new catalog. Light refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP by September 15!

Supplies:  Stamp Set:  Snow Much Fun; Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, and More Mustard; Ink:  Soft Suede; Marker:  Pool Party and More Mustard; DSP:  Spice Cake; Accessories:  Linen Thread, 3/8″ Velvet Stitched Ribbon, Basic Pearls, More Mustard Flower Brad, Spice Cake Designer Button, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snow Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot, and Paper Snips.

Pretty in Pink Spring Banner

Happy Spring Everyone!  I wanted to make a banner for my Spring Home and Garden Expo display and this is what I came up with.  I was so busy at the Expo I forgot to take pictures there, so I displayed it on my Baker’s Rack at home.  I think I’ll keep it there on display for my Open House next month (May 15).  I used Pretty in Pink, Crumb Cake and Whisper White cardstock.  The Big Shot makes banner making quite easy. The cardstock is folded in half and placed on the Pennant Die and run through the Big Shot.  When you pull it out, open it up and you have a full-sized pennant for your banner.  I love vintage so I used the “Bliss” stamp set once again. The flowers were made with the Fun Flowers die, sponged with ink, layered and secured with a Vintage brad in the center.  The brad also secured it to the end of each pennant section.  I put Jumbo Eyelets in each side of the pennant sections and grouped them together with Pretty in Pink 5/8″ satin ribbon.  Here is a closeup of one of the pennant sections.  The lettering for “Spring” was made using the “Serif Essentials Alphabet” die.  I mounted each letter on a Crumb Cake oval cut from the Oval Scallop Frame and then popped them up on the center of each pennant.  The possibilities are endless with this die – birthdays, holidays or just about any celebration. You would definitely get your money’s worth out of this die!

Supplies:  Stamp Set:  Bliss; Cardstock:  Pretty in Pink, Crumb Cake and Whisper White; Ink:  Crumb Cake and Pretty in Pink; Accessories:  Big Shot, Dies:  Pennant, Fun Flowers, Oval from the Oval Scallop Frame and Serif Essentials Alphabet, Vintage Brads, Jumbo Eyelets, Pretty in Pink 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, Sponges, and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Va Va Voom Valentine’s

What an Open House! Hearts were flying everywhere!  A big I “heart” U goes out to all of you who ventured out in the cold on Sunday to join me in some papercrafts pleasure.  I so enjoyed getting together with everyone again.

Ladies Card - Filled With Love

One of the projects we did was a card using the LOVE stamp from the “Filled With Love” stamp set. 

A little Hershey’s kiss fits right in the middle of the O!  Saw this done on a Leadership swap card. This is a great card to hand-deliver to someone, because of course it would be a little difficult to mail. LOL! I think it’s better to hand-deliver valentines in person anyway, don’t you?  I gave my customers the option of making a ladies or gents card. I’ve supplies pics of both for you.

Gent Card - Filled With Love

   You can see the Shimmer Paint on the Gent’s card the best.  Unfortunately I couldn’t get as good a picture of the Ladies, but the Shimmer Paint was used on both.  It was created using a sponge dauber and rubbing on some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.

Supplies:  Love Card – Stamp Set: Filled With Love, Cardstock: Concord Crush, Basic Black, Melon Mambo and Whisper White;  Ink: Basic Black and Concord Crush; Accessories: 5/8″ Satin Whisper White Ribbon, Rhinestones, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and Hershey Kisses.

Springtime Vintage Valentine Pouch

The next project we did used the new Big Shot Petal Cone Die.  I switched it up by just laying it flat and making it into a heart shape! I love the versatility of  all our exclusive Stampin’ Up! Sizzix dies. This die also happens to be a favorite of Shelli’s. You’re able to tell Shelli’s favorites in our catalogs because they all have a little heart shape next to the item label. 

The scallops on the top of the heart are the new designer series paper “Springtime Vintage” – looks like old fashioned wall paper. And to finish off  this project I added one of our new “Adornment” flowers to the bow … so, so beautiful and a vintage brad on the tag.  The “Key to my Heart” stamp is from the new stamp set “You’re A Gem”.  I’ve included a close up pic of them.

Adornment and Tag Vintage Brad Up Close

Hang this beauty from your loved one’s rear view mirror with some candy or love coupons in it or on your kid’s bedpost with some goodies or a gift card.

Supplies: Valentine Heart Pouch – Stamp Set: You’re a Gem; Cardstock: Regal Rose and Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper: Springtime Vintage; Ink: Regal Rose; Accessories:  5/8″ Satin Very Vanilla Ribbon, Always Artichoke Seam Binding, Adornments, Vintage Brads, Jumbo Eyelets, 1-3/8″x5/8″ Oval Large Punch, 1-3/4″x7/8″ Oval Large Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Sticky Strip, Linen Thread, Sizzix Bigz L Petal Cone Die, Big Shot, Standard Cutting Pads and Premium Crease Pads.

And, remember those little fortune tellers (or cootie catchers) you made as a kid to find out which boy you were in love with or to find out your favorite color – well we turned them upside down and made a basket out of them. Cool huh!  

Fortune Teller Candy Basket

3"x3" XOXO Card

   We also made a simple 3×3 notecard to go with the basket using Stampin’ Up!’s XOXO stamp set and Real Red Glimmer Brights Brad for bling.   

Supplies: Fortune Teller and Gift Card – Stamp Set:  XOXO; Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Real Red; Ink:  Real Red; Designer Series Paper:  Love Patterns; Accessories:  Brights Glimmer Brads, Dimensionals, 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/4″ Circle Large Punch, 1-3/8″ Circle Large Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Corner Rounder Punch, Glue Dots and Valentine Candy.

Here’s a great video from Stampin’ Up! to refresh your memory on how to make the fortune tellers just in case you forgot.
Published in: on January 27, 2011 at 12:57 pm  Leave a Comment  
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It’s A New Year Open House!

My first Open House of the New Year is almost here!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

1-6 p.m.

Sherahl’s Stampin’ Up! Home Studio

RSVP by:  Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New stamp sets and accessories from the new Mini Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs – what more could you ask for!  You don’t want to miss out on all the fun! We’ll be doing FREE make & takes featuring the stamp set “Filled With Love. The special promotion on this set ends on 1/24 and you won’t want to miss it. You can find the details on this promotion by clicking on the Filled With Love picture on my left sidebar. I also will be choosing a MYSTERY HOSTESS based on all sales received from my Open House and will be giving away FREE STUFF every hour – stamp sets, punches, and ribbon, oh my! There will also be retired stamp sets, cardstock, ink pads and other accessories for sale.  My new class schedule will also be posted for signups.  Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 19 if you will be attending so I can make sure there are enough make & takes available for everyone. 

For a sneak preview of the sets offered in the new Mini Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Catalog,  check out these Baggie Book Samplers my Sherindipity Stampers Group and I made at our last meeting:

2011 Mini Occasion and Sale-A-Bration Baggie Book Samplers

But of course, you will have to come to the Open House to see all the ideas featured in these samplers.  We all brought three new card ideas from a favorite stamp set out of  the new Mini Occasions Catalog for all of us to complete.  I did an additional three card ideas from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. So in total we each have 21 new card samples to show all of you at our Open Houses.   I have the best Stampin’ Up! group – they are all great stampers so you don’t want to miss seeing all their creative ideas. Want to join our group? Contact me and I’ll let you know how you can get in on the fun!  I have a special bonus awaiting the next person who becomes a part of my Sherindipity Stampers, but you must attend the Open House to see it!   Hope to see you all there!

Unable to attend? You can still enter to win the mystery hostess drawing by calling me at 410-673-1673 and placing an order no later than 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 23.  No on-line orders will be accepted for this drawing.

Stamp Sets Featured in the Baggie Book Samplers:  Mini Occasions – Eat Chocolate, Easter Blooms, Nature Walk, Thanks for Caring, Plane and Simple,  and Create A Cupcake; Sale-A-Bration – Punch Bunch.

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