Cupcakes!

Don’t you just want to lick the frosting off all those cupcakes? This background paper is from the lovely pack of Specialty Designer Series Paper, Sweet Shop, two of which have embossed designs like the one from yesterday’s card (the lovely polka dots). But today’s card is just full of cupcakes! And the centerpiece – another cupcake from the Sweet Cake stamp set! Who wouldn’t want to celebrate with this card?!!

Supplies:  Stamp Set: Sweet Cake and Fabulous Phrases; Card Stock: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Whisper White,  and Soft Suede; Ink: Soft Suede and Calypso Coral; Accessories:  Dimensionals, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Fashionable Hearts Embosslits Die, and Scallop Oval Punch.

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 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 Continues!

Here are some more projects using the Mocha Morning Speciality DSP. What’s so special about a specialty DSP you say? Well, usually there are one or two sheets that have something special about them like flocking, raised images, glitter, etc. Mocha Morning has two different sheets that have beatiful black flocking on them so I thought I would show you two cards that have this feature. Here’s a close up pic of the flocking and the little embossed butterfly. Another Mocha Morning card with that specialty flocking on it is this one with a favorite saying from the “Style Beautiful” stamp set. That wording says it all. These two cards are also easy and quick to make but pack a punch in the style arena.

Supplies: Card 1 – Stamp Set: Word Play; Cardstock: Crumb Cake Plain and Textured, Whisper White, and Basic Black; DSP: Mocha Morning Specialty; Ink: Basic Black; Accessories:  5/8″ Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Labels Collection Framelits Dies, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, and Basic Pearls. Card 2 – Stamp Set:  Style Beautiful; Cardstock:  Basic Black and Whisper White; Ink:  Basic Black; Accessories:  Whisper White 5/8″ Organza Ribbon.

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).

Twitterpated Dare to Dream!

Remember in the Bambi movie, when all the animals in the forest became twitterpated, well that’s the way I feel about Stampin’ Up’s new Twitterpated Designer Series Paper from the new Mini Occasions Catalog! So much in love with it that I had to create something fun and creative for one of my upcoming classes entitled “Dare to Dream”.  I love all sides of the double-sided paper and had a hard time trying to decide which ones to use because I wanted to feature them all, but I had to draw the line somewhere. Some of the other items from the new Occasions Catalog are the Elegant Bird and Designer Rosette Bigz Dies, along with the wording from Loving Thoughts, the flowers from Bordering on Romance and the banner from Take it to Heart.  All that beautiful DSP was applied to Stampin’ Up!’s Decor Blocks. The application was very easy – just used a glue stick. I was able to hammer a screwdriver in the tops of the blocks easily to insert my Lollipop Sticks which were wrapped in Sticky Strip in a candy stripe pattern and then applied Dazzling Diamonds glitter to them to dress them up a bit. It might be hard to see in the picture, but they do dazzle in person. The Lollipop Sticks are kept in place with just a mini glue dot on the tip before insertion in the block.  If you would like to make one of these creative displays, I will be offering two classes in my home studio on March 8, 2012 – one at 10:00 am and the other at 6:00 pm.  The cost is $20.00 and you must RSVP and prepay by March 1.  See you in class!

Take it to Heart

I’m back! I never did find my old camera so I finally had to buy a new one and now I have lots of projects to share!  This project was a gift for my hair dresser, Ashleigh, at West Wing Salon. She’s such a sweetie! I am meeting with her and her mom Friday evening to plan her wedding invitations. I can’t wait. She has a tight wedding budget, so I told her how she could save money on her invites. She’s planning on having a workshop with all the ladies in her family and her bridal party to earn all the products she needs to make her invitations with. Then I will show her how to make them and she will save herself oodles of money and will have the great memory of making the invites herself.

So this is the cute jar of goodies I gave her this morning – just in time for Valentine’s Day! I used the “Take It to Heart” stamp set featured in the new Mini Occasions Catalog as well as the Hearts Collection Framelits. Love the framelits – they are thin, wafer-like dies that perfectly cut out my stamped image of the boy and girl on the bicycle. There are 6 different sizes of hearts. The jar I used is a Collection Elite mini Ball jar that I purchased at the Big “W” and filled with yummy gummy heart candy I got from my local Amish Market. Wow, if you ever want to see a collection of candy you’ve got to go there!

Since the Ball jar lids are in two pieces. I put a couple of mini glue dots between the twist frame and the lid to hold it together. I then ran a length of Sticky Strip around the top edge of the lid and then ruffled my satin ribbon around the top as shown in the next picture, pinch pleating as I rounded the jar. I added some doubled up Dimensionals to the center of the lid.  The Dimensionals will keep the top cover that I will apply in the center level with the ribbon around the edge.

 I then used the #2 Circle Scallops Die and Real Red CS to cut a top for my jar. It fit perfectly!  I then stamped my main image in Real Red Ink and used the Framelit Die to cut out my image. The small assorted hearts are cut from the new Fashionable Hearts Embosslits Die.

Do you like my perfect bow? Well, I learned a trick at Leadership Conference I will share with you later this week. I’ll never freehand another bow again!

Here’s an even better close up of the top of the jar.

 

Supplies: Stamp Set: Take it To Heart; Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White and Pretty in Pink; Ink: Real Red; Accessories: Big Shot, Hearts Collection Framelits Dies, Fashionable Hearts Embosslits Die; #2 Circle Scallop Die, Dimensionals, 5/8″ Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Sticky Strip; Non-Stampin’ Up! Supplies: Elite Collection Ball Jars and Candy.

Tea for Two!

Yes, Please! Isn’t this teacup from Stampin’ Up!’s new stamp set, “Tea Shoppe”, absolutely wonderful?  The pansies on the cup are so delicate and are one of my favorite flowers – as a young girl I remember my mom planting them every year in our garden. This card is a great way to invite a friend over for tea and cookies and a chat come Springtime.  Yes, I know we are just coming up on winter, but we can plan ahead, can’t we?  Make a couple of these cards, then set aside a few days in March to invite a friend over, each on their very own special day. We are all so busy and our calendars get filled so fast these days, why not send them out now so you can make sure everyone’s date on their calendar is available, including yours! Get some girl time in! There are two new products featured here, along with the Tea Shoppe stamp set:  the Framelits Dies – Labels Collection and Embosslits Die – Fashionable Hearts. They become available for purchase on January 4 from the new Mini Occasions Catalog!

Supplies:  Stamp Sets:  Tea Shoppe and Itty Bitty Backgrounds (Retired) or you can use the Color Spritzer Tool with a marker; Cardstock:  Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Pink Pirouette, and Confetti White; Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant and Pink Pirouette; Accessories:  Textured Impressions Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Pink Pirouette 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Paper Snips, Rhinestones, Blender Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals and Sponges, and Framelits Dies – Labels Collection and Embosslits Die – Fashionable Hearts.

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!

Autumn Jewelry Pins

I’ve been wanting to make a flower pin using the Big Shot and Fun Flowers Bigz L Die.  Well, I finally got around to going to the fabric shop in town.  For a first try, I guess they’re not too bad. I used some organza spools I found for only $2.50/roll so they are just the right size for fitting on the Fun Flowers die.  I cut a couple of pieces so my flowers would be nice and full.  I sandwiched the layers of fabric on my die and ran it through my Big Shot. I then stacked each of the petal sizes on top of each other and punched a hole in the middle of my flower with a Crop-a-dile.  I inserted an Antique Brads in the center to keep them all together and then pulled out my embossing gun.  I held the flower down with a bone folder on my cutting mat so it wouldn’t fly off the table while heating the fabric.  I then lightly began heating the edges of the fabric petals until they started to curl and stiffen rotating the flower and even turning it over, lifting the petal edges and heating them until I got the desired effect. Be careful not to get the heat too close or it will shrivel up or even begin to burn.  I used my glue gun to adhere a jewelry pin back on it so I can attach it to my Stampin’ Up! bag.  Here’s the 2nd try:

I wish I had more time to play because I have some other ideas in mind I would like to try, but I am busy inventorying and pricing my retired product to get ready for the Cropmania Yardsale on Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm at the Annapolis Elks Lodge. There will be over 50 tables with lots of scrapbooking and stamping goodies for your shopping pleasure!  I have lots of stamp sets, ribbon, embellishments and background paper marked down 50% or more! Make sure you get there early because I hear the line starts forming quickly. I hope to see you there!

Here’s another view of both pins.  Hopefully you can see alittle more definition in the petals.

Supplies:  Big Shot, Fun Flowers Bigz L Die, Antique Brads, Embossing Heat Gun, Crop-A-Dile, Cutting Mat, Bone Folder, and Organza Fabric Spool, Glue Gun and Jewelry Pin Backs.

REMINDER!!!!  Don’t forget you can get a FREE Big Shot when you sign up to be a demonstrator this month OR an additional $100 in FREE product!  This is in addition to the Standard Starter Kit products you get when you sign up for only $175.00 (retail value of products is $345.00).  Contact me if you are interested or go to my demonstrator website to find out all the details at www.sherahlweadon.stampinup.net on this special offer.  Once you get to my website, you can also sign up on-line by clicking “Join the Fun” and then clicking again on “Join Now”.

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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?

Big Shot Giveaway!

 

Until October 31, 2011, you can get a chance to win a free brand new Big Shot Die Cut Machine worth $99.95.

Ways to enter: 

 1.  Attend any one of my classes between now and October 31 and receive one entry.

2.  Place a purchase of at least $25.00 before shipping and handling during class and receive another entry.

3.  Place an on-line order of at least $25.00 before shipping and handling and receive an entry. Go to:

www.sherahlweadon.stampinup.net to shop now!

Enter as many times as you wish.  I love giving things away! I will announce the winner on November 5, 2011 at my Letters from Santa Stamp Camp.  If not in attendance, you will be notified by phone or e-mail.

Sherindipity Dollars will continue to accrue as well on any classes attended or purchases made during this time period.  Don’t forget to turn in your Holiday Wish Lists! Need info on this program, message me.

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