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!

The Open Sea is Neverending

The Open Sea Trio

Yes, neverending in the number of cards you can create using this stamp set!  Once again you can see how versatile this stamp set is!  These three cards I created for my baggie sampler with my Sherindipity Stampers Group.  We all created three cards with new stamp sets from the Summer Mini Catalog.    I wanted to make cards that were easily duplicatable for my downline to use in their workshops.  As most of my customers know, I have a very hard time making “easy” cards.  I love techniques and adding embellishments so most of my cards are not this easy! LOL!

I used bits of the Nautical Expedition Designer Series Paper on two of them.  But mostly, I stamped my backgrounds with just plain old stamping.

Remember When

This first card uses one of my favorite embellishments – an Antique Brad as well the new Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine. The wording says it all for this card – it’s from the stamp set Word Play.

The World

The second card was quick to come together by randomly stamping the images from The Open Sea stamp set all over a Basic Gray card base in Night of Navy ink.  Such great stamps to work with in this set to do random stamping.  This is how I first started stamping.  Didn’t really have a great selection of designer background papers like we do now so we had to make our own backgrounds with stamps.  I stamped the wording again in Cherry Cobbler so I could punch out the “world” and popped it up on a dimensional. 

Perfect Adventure

The third card combines random stamping of the compass using Whisper White Craft Ink and paired it with Designer Series Paper in rich Cherry Cobbler striping.  I did however pull a word stamp from another stamp set featured in the Summer Mini Catalog – On the Grow.  Used that awesome Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine Again.  It’s a great deal at 25 yards for only $2.95!

Card 1 Supplies:  Stamp Set:  The Open Sea and Word Play; Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and Basic Gray; Accessories:  Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine, 1″ Circle Punch, Antique Brads, Dimensionals
Card 2 Supplies:  Stamp Set:  The Open Sea and Word Play; Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and Basic Gray; Ink:  Night of Navy and Cherry Cobbler; Designer Series Paper:  Nautical Expedition; Accessories:  3/4″ Circle Punch and Dimensionals.
Card 3 Supplies:  Stamp Set:  The Open Sea and Word Play; Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and Basic Gray; Ink:  Whisper White Craft Ink and Night of Navy; Designer Series Paper:  Nautical Expedition; Accessories:  Dimensionals and Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine.
Published in: on August 5, 2011 at 8:00 am  Comments (3)  
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Last Chance!

Don’t miss out on Stampin’ Up!’s great $99 Starter Kit deal!  The special ends on July 31 and I thought I would share this special message with you from Shelli Gardner, CEO of Stampin’ Up!  If you are interested in a part- or full-time job or just as a hobbyist for the discount, please contact me before July 31 at 410-673-1673 and find out how I can sweeten up this great deal even more for you!


I love my job and so can you!  Join my group and become a part of my Sherindipity Stampers. We love to get together on a regular basis and share ideas and complete make & take projects as well as samplers of cards from each new catalog to share with our customers.  I am lucky to have such a great group of ladies to share ideas with. Check out my posting on July 2 to review all the exclusive benefits you will receive as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Don’t you want to be a part of a wonderful company that cares about you?  Stampin’ Up! has offered me the opportunity to grow so much as a person and I am proud to say that I have been a demonstrator for 12 years with this awesome company. The best part is I have met so many wonderful people that I can now call my friends.  I would love to be able to share this with you, so give me a call today before this opportunity passes you by!

Published in: on July 28, 2011 at 5:52 pm  Leave a Comment  
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I wanted to share with you the beautiful handmade card I received from the owner of Stampin’ Up!, Shelli Gardner.  She even signed the back. I won it during the first prize patrol at Leadership. 

I also wanted to share with everyone my AHA moment at Leadership.  While there, Stampin’ Up! introduced a new Campaign of +One.  The concept behind the Campaign is simple: any growth or progress starts with one simple change. One more conversation can lead to one more customer, one  more workshop, and even one more recruit.   Now, I can tell you I never got into this business to recruit.  I started out being a hobby demonstrator and only wanted the discount. But I found out  I loved teaching stamping – that is what I do best and have done so for 12 years.

I guess you could kinda say I got lucky when it comes to downline. It took me moving to the Eastern Shore eight years after I joined Stampin’ Up! before I got my first recruits.  My group has slowly climbed over the last 4-1/2 years and most of these ladies signed up for the discount just like me, but are now growing their own businesses just like I did.

At Leadership I found out what +One could do for me by sharing what I love – and that love is stamping!  Stampin’ Up! gave me the opportunity to offer a FREE Starter Kit to a person I thought would truly benefit from it.  I had a time limit of one week to give it to them. I made a few phone calls with no success, but then happened to run into one of my customers at the local pharmacy.  I had not seen her in awhile and I thought to myself, why not offer her the FREE Starter Kit.  She said she would think about it.  Much to my surprise I got a phone call from her later that day and she said “I’m really thinking about this opportunity”.  Well, I met with her to go over the paperwork, along with her daughter and we sat for two hours talking about Stampin’ Up!  She was very excited picking out her new stamp sets and other accessories for her FREE Starter Kit.  I thought back to when I first chose my starter kit contents and how excited I had been.  Her daughter even drove home to get her mom’s SU! Idea Book & Catalog because it had a bunch of post it notes on stamp sets she had been wanting to buy and now she would be able to get some of them for FREE!  She was able to exchange some of the recommended stamp sets for ones on her wish list.  I can’t wait for her to receive her kit – I express mailed the application so she could get all her goodies quickly.  Another new addition to my Sherindipity Stampers Group – how blessed am I! Seven Wonderful Women in my group building friendships and supporting each other, no matter if they decide to just keep it a hobby or if they want to build a business!

If you missed out on the FREE Starter Kit opportunity, don’t worry!  Stampin’ Up! has another great promotion beginning January 25 when Sale-A-Bration starts.  Purchase the standard Starter Kit or our Digital+ Starter Kit – both at a 15% discount AND you will receive a special bonus bundle of over $50 in free products.  If you are interested, check out my website beginning January 25 at www.sherahlweadon.stampinup.net.  You can sign up on-line,  just contact me so I can give you the password.  I would love for you to become a part of my Sherindipity Stampers Group!

Published in: on January 25, 2011 at 1:07 am  Comments (2)  
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Stampin’ Up! Continues to Blow Me Away!

I work for such an awesome company! I just returned from Stampin’ Up!’s Leadership Conference in Nashville and do I have some great news for someone special! I get to give away a FREE STARTER KIT! Do you want to have fun while working, make great friendships to last a lifetime, stamp or scrap and get paid for it? Well this may be just the thing for you!  The Starter Kit contains over $310 worth of Stampin’ Up! product and retails for $175.00.


If you feel that joining the Stampin’ Up! family may be right for you, please act now because this opportunity only lasts until Friday, January 21!  Want to know more or are ready to sign up, please contact me directly at sweadon@hotmail.com or 410-673-1673. You can not sign up on-line for this great deal, I have a form for you to fill out and I must post date it by Friday in order for you to get your Starter Kit for FREE so don’t delay.  To check out the Stampin’ Up! opportunity go to my website at www.sherahlweadon.stampinup.net and click on Start Your Own Business.  If you have questions or would like to become a part of my Sherindipity Stampers group, do not hestitate as this FREE STARTER KIT opportunity will not last long.

Published in: on January 17, 2011 at 1:36 pm  Comments (2)  
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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.

What’s Hootin’ Valentine?!

It’s a New Year and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner already! I created this cute Valentine Card as part of a baggie book sampler that my downline group, Sherindipity Stampers, and I worked on last weekend.  We prepared samples using 7 different stamp sets to show our customers for upcoming workshops and open houses featuring stamps and accessories from the new Mini Occasions catalog which runs from January 4 – April 30 and the Sale-A-Bration catalog which runs from January 25 – March 31. Aren’t the little owls so cute? They are made by stamping the owl from the new “Punch Bunch” set from the Sale-A-Bration catalog and then punching them out using Stampin’ Up!’s owl punch.  You can get this stamp set FREE with a $50 purchase beginning January 24! I was so happy with the way this card turned out, especially using the new Red Glimmer Paper from the Mini Occasions catalog, that I decided to use the idea for my scrapbook layout class that I will be teaching at a crop in Ocean City later this month at the Princess Royale Hotel. 

Filled With Love Scrap Layout - Left Side

Filled With Love Scrap Layout - Right Side

 Click on each page to enlarge and see the details.

I wanted to be able to show how you can extend the card idea all the way into a scrapbook layout when you have such a versatile stamp set such as the “Filled With Love” stamp set that originated in the Holiday Mini catalog last fall but has been extended through 1/24/11.  Check out my Stampin’ Up! website to see the great “Filled With Love” Bundle Promotion Details featuring this stamp set, a pack of designer series paper and FREE package of bitty buttons.

Stamp Supplies:  Stamp Sets:  Filled With Love and Punch Bunch; Cardstock:  Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, & Crumb Cake; Ink:  Chocolate Chip & Versamark; Specialty Paper:  Red Glimmer Paper; Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder, Embossing Gun, Punches:  Two-Step Owl, Scallop Trim Border, Small Heart, Full Heart, Circles – 3/4″, 1″, 1-1/4″, 1-3/8″, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle, Rhinestones, and Dimensionals.

Cherry Cobbler Christmas Collage

Stampin’ Up! has wonderful background stamps and the Christmas Collage from the Holiday Mini Catalog is no exception! A whole lot of space is covered with one quick stamp and the new Cherry Cobbler is the perfect ink to use for Christmas  cards. 

Cherry Cobbler Christmas Collage

I made this card for a shoebox swap with my downline at our last meeting.  We each made a different card sample and supplied enough supplies for everyone else to complete that card project. It’s alot of fun and the best part is everyone goes home with new ideas and samples to show at their next workshop.  Would you like to join in on the fun? Contact me about joining Stampin’ Up! for only $87.50 through November 30.  That’s 1/2 off the regular price!  Don’t miss out on this great special.  My group, Sherindipity Stampers, will be meeting again on January 2 to make Sampler Books using new stamps from the upcoming Mini Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Catalog.  We would love to have you join us!

Supplies:  Stamps:  Christmas Collage, Punch Potpourri (Hostess Level 1); Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke & Whisper White; Ink: Always Artichoke & Cherry Cobbler and Rose Red Craft Reinker (used to dye the Basic Pearls); Accessories:  Sponges, Boho Blossom  and 1-3/4″ Circle Punches, Always Artichoke 1/2″ Seam Binding, Basic Pearls, Basic Rhinestones, Aqua Painter, and Dimensionals.

Published in: on November 19, 2010 at 12:07 am  Leave a Comment  
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Sherindipity Stampers!

Yesterday I held my first get together of the new year with my team, the Sherindipity Stampers. We had a wonderful lunch, shared ideas and then we got down to stamping. Thanks Ladies for attending!  Here is the first of 4 projects I created for them to stamp:

Vintage Vogue Wood Bookmark

 This bookmark was made using Sizzix Bigz Two Tags Die and Texture Cuts Wood Sheets. The Wood Sheets are backed with a sturdy paper on the reverse to maintain the integrity of the wood sheets. When running the wood sheets through the Big Shot with the die, make sure you turn the wood side of the sheet towards your die to make sure you get all the imprints of the die around the edges of the tag.  Click on the picture to see the details up close.  I like the way the ink tends to blur alittle on the wood giving it that old vintage feel.  The Vintage Vogue stamp set is by far my favorite stamp set from the Mini Occasions Catalog and it made all these beautiful little flowers and vines.  The butterflies were made with the Sizzix Beautiful Wings embosslits die.  This die is one of our more popular and they make the perfect addition to any project.  There are 5 different sizes of butterflies on this die and 3 sizes are shown on this bookmark.  If you would like to make one of these bookmarks for free, please attend my Spring Open House on March 26 from 12-8 p.m. and March 27 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Vintage Vogue Easter Basket

The second project we made are these cute little Easter baskets!  If you would like the pattern, please e-mail me at sweadon@hotmail.com.  You can make them as small as you like or go for the big one using a 12×12 piece of cardstock. I went with a 9×9 piece of cardstock which makes a nice medium sized basket.  These are great gifts for teachers, co-workers or a neighbor.  Fill it with candy, a small potted flower or a baked good and you have a nice little Spring surprise!  Again I used the Vintage Vogue stamp set because I love those little flowers and the half pearls from the Pretties Kit make for lovely centers on them.

We then made two cards, one for Easter and one for a friend.  Both of these cards are simple to make and require only a few supplies.

Abundance of Hope Easter Card

If you would like to stamp or scrap, enjoy making new friends and would like to become a Sherindipity Stamper also, feel free to e-mail me at sweadon@hotmail.com.

Bookmark: Stamp Sets:  Vintage Vogue and Itty Bitty Backgrounds; Ink: Pixie Pink and Lovely Lilac; Accessories: Stampin’ Sponges, Pewter Jumbo Eyelets, Pretty in Pink 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, Crop-A-Dile, Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, and Mini Glue Dots.

Easter Basket:  Stamp Set:  Vintage Vogue and Eggcoutrements; Cardstock:  Whisper White and Lovely Lilac; Ink:  Lovely Lilac and Pixie Pink; Accessories:  Whisper White 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, White Half Pearls from Pretties Kit, Paper Snips, StickyStrip, Designer Label Punch.

Extra Large Two-Step Bird

Easter Card:  Stamp Set:  Abundant Hope, Ink: Certainly Celery; Cardstock: Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink; Designer Series Paper:  Shades of Spring; Accessories: Ribbon Originals Masterpiece Collection – Certainly Celery, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Pretty in Pink Soft Subtles Brad, Filigree Flower Designer Brad, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Bird Punch Card:  Stamp Set:  With All My Heart; Ink:  Pretty in Pink; Cardstock:  Whisper White, So Saffron and Pretty in Pink; Designer Series Paper:  Shades of Spring; Accessories:  Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch, Soft Subtles Brad, Stampin’ Dimensionals,  and Oval Scallop Punch.

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