30 November 2009

The Last Day

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with family and friends. I took a little time off the ol' blog - but it's ok, I'll be back tomorrow with PROJECTS GALORE!

SALE ENDS MONDAY ON ALL THE BUNDLES! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Item Description Regular Price Discounted Price
120280 Framed with Love Bundle (Framed with Love stamp set, Full Heart punch) reg. $43.90 sale $21.95

120281 Thank You Kindly Bundle (Thank You Kindly stamp set, Scallop Edge punch) reg. $29.90 SALE $14.95

120976 Thank You Kindly Bundle (French) (Tous mes remerciements stamp set, Scallop Edge punch) reg. $29.90 SALE $14.95

120282 Animal Crackers Bundle (Animal Crackers stamp set, Star Designer brads)reg $25.90 SALE $12.95

120283 Corduroy Button Bundle (Kraft Corduroy buttons, Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttons, Summer Sun Corduroy buttons, Basic Gray Corduroy buttons, Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons) reg $49.75 SALE $24.88

120284 Game Night Bundle (Card Games stamp set, Game Night stamp set) reg $40.90 SALE $20.45

120285 Four Square Bundle (Four Square stamp set, Scallop Square punch) reg $30.90 SALE $15.45

120286 Heart to Heart Bundle (Love You Much stamp set, Heart to Heart punch, Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon) reg $49.85 SALE $24.93

120310 Heart to Heart Bundle (Spanish) (Te Quiero Mucho stamp set, Heart to Heart punch, Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon) reg $49.85 SALE $24.93

120311 Heart to Heart Bundle (French) (J't'aime beaucoup stamp set Heart to Heart punch, Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon) reg $49.85 SALE $24.93)

120287 Chipboard Letter Bundle (On Board Timeless Type, On Board Loads of Letters) reg $25.90 SALE $12.95

120288 Double-Stitched Ribbon Bundle (Bashful Blue 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon, Rose Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon) reg $17.90 SALE $10.74

120289 Ultimate Stampers' Starter Bundle*Best Wishes & More stamp set Eight Great Greetings stamp set On a Pedestal stamp set Earth Elements Stampin' Spots Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11") Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11") Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon Flower Designer bradsreg $127.70 SALE $76.62

120290 Build-A-Brad Bundle
Calendar Alphabet stamp set Pewter Build-A-Brad Antique Brass Build-A-Bradreg $40.85 SALE $24.51

120291 Enjoy Every Moment Bundle
Enjoy Every Moment stamp set Circle Designer brads Flower Designer bradsreg $43.85 SALE $26.31

120312 Enjoy Every Moment Bundle (French)
Profiter de chaque instant stamp set Circle Designer brads Flower Designer bradsreg $43.85 SALE $26.31

120292 Cheep Talk Bundle
Cheep Talk stamp set Note cards Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttonsreg $42.85 SALE $25.71
120293 Sock Monkey Bundle

Sock Monkey stamp set Sock Monkey Accessories stamp set Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttonsreg $58.85 SALE $35.31

120313 Sock Monkey Bundle (French)
Sing-chaussette stamp set Sock Monkey Accessories stamp set Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttonsreg $58.85 SALE $35.31

120294 Alphabet Bundle
Jayne's Type Alphabet stamp set Lovely Letters stamp setreg $87.90 SALE $52.74
120295 Simply Said Bundle

Simply Said stamp set Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon Full Heart punchreg $52.85 SALE $31.71

120314 Simply Said Bundle (French)
Amitié stamp set Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon Full Heart punchreg $52.85 SALE $31.71

120296 On Board Bundle
On Board So Tweet On Board Batch of Blooms On Board Essentialsreg $42.85 SALE $25.71

120927 Christmas Décor Bundle #1
Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Kraft, Real Red) Small Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements Small Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elementsreg $74.85 SALE $44.91

120298 Christmas Décor Bundle #2
Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Chocolate, Real Red) Small Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements Small Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elementsreg $74.85 SALE $44.91

120299 Christmas Décor Bundle #3
Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Old Olive, Real Red) Small Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements Small Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elementsreg $74.85 SALE $44.91

120300 For All You Do Bundle
For All You Do stamp set 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo bradsreg $36.90 SALE $25.83

120315 For All You Do Bundle (French)
Merci pour tout stamp set 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo bradsreg $36.90 SALE $25.83

120316 For All You Do Bundle (Spanish)
Por todo lo que haces stamp set 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo bradsreg $36.90 SALE $25.83

120301 Striped Ribbon BundleBashful Blue 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon Pumpkin Pie 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon So Saffron 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon Real Red 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbonreg $47.73 SALE $33.41

120302 Bling BundleSticky Pages Sticky Cuts Sweet Fine Supernova Stampin' Glitter Fine Galaxy Stampin' Glitterreg $43.80 SALE $30.66

120303 Fresh-Cut Bundle
Fresh Cuts stamp set Fresh-Cut Notes 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo bradsreg $37.85 SALE $26.50
120317 Fresh-Cut Bundle (French)Fraicheur exuise stamp set Fresh-Cut Notes 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo bradsreg $37.85 SALE $26.50

120304 Pendant Note Bundle
Pendant Park stamp set Pendant notes 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo bradsreg $39.85 SALE $27.90

120318 Pendant Note Bundle (French)
Adorable parc stamp set Pendant notes 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo bradsreg $39.85 SALE $27.90

120319 Pendant Note Bundle (Spanish)
Un dia en el parque stamp set Pendant notes 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo bradsreg $39.85 SALE $27.90

120305 Sporting Bundle #1
Large Night of Navy Sporting Décor Elements Night of Navy Just Sports Décor Elementsreg $67.90 SALE $47.54

120306 Sporting Bundle #2Large Chocolate Sporting Décor Elements Chocolate Just Sports Décor Elementsreg $67.90 SALE $47.54

120307 Sporting Bundle #3
Large Black Sporting Décor Elements Black Just Sports Décor Elementsreg $67.90 SALE $47.54

*Good while supplies last!

Hurry (and pray for quick internet with all the Cyber Monday shopping!).

Be creative,

23 November 2009

Bundles and Sales!!

Edited To Add: There are TWO posts today - see the card I posted earlier!!! It's a great quick and easy to take with your for your hostess this week!

Are you busy getting ready to travel this week? Maybe you're hosting - are the linens fresh and the turkey thawing? Maybe you're stuck working for the holidays (total bummer)!

Regardless, it's time to reward yourself! I have some GREAT bundles and sales, items up to 50% off! Or get a bundle and split up the items for the special people on your list (I won't tell!).

If you look at the bundles - there are some AWESOME deals. Just think the scallop edge punch alone retails for $15.95. And it's included in MANY bundles for $14.95.
Need to know more? Check out the online shopping section here. There are bundles for scrappers and card makers. There are punches paired with coordinating stamp sets and button! Ooohhhh so much fun!

Please note, most bundles and sales are available through Monday 11-30. The Ultimate Stampers' Starter Bundle is good while supplies last.

This sale will coincide with my FREE shipping or FREE wrapping offer. Email or call me with your order!

At least you're not standing out in the cold/rain/snow/fighting for parking spaces (who's going out on Black Friday??).

Have a great (short) week!


Hi friends. Are you getting ready for the upcoming Holiday? We are getting ready, busy cleaning and cooking and shopping! I'm thankful my family travels to see us for Thanksgiving. This year we're lucky enough to also host my brother and his fiance. We're going to have a great time (and we're going to eat some great food!). And maybe we'll venture out shopping on Friday! Here's a quick card you can make this week - maybe you need to drop it off to your Thanksgiving hostess.

I paired Bravo Burgandy, More Mustard and Soft Suede. A piece of Autumn Traditions DSP is the perfect background, a frayed edge. I quickly cut out and popped up select images from Falling leaves. I matted them on various size circless. I used GIVE THANKS from the hostess level 1 set, colored with markers, punched out with the wide oval punch, matted on a slightly larger Sizzix oval. Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon finishes off this quick card!

Here's the simple inside. Ready for me to write my message and send!

Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Falling Leaves
Ink: Bravo Burgandy, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede
DSP: Autumn Traditions
CS: Bravo Burgandy, Dusty Durango (textured), More Mustard, Soft Suede (textured)
Accessories: 1" circle punch, 1-1/4" circle punch, 1-3/8" circle punch, wide oval punch, dimensionals, Soft Suede polka dot ribbon

17 November 2009

Rustic Pines

Have you earned Patterened Pines yet?? What are you waiting for??
This is a simple card. I started with a scrap of Old Olive, stamped sporadically Old Olive stars, then crinkled the paper. I also had a scrap of Holiday Lounge DSP. After I cut it straight, I decided I wanted a ragged edge. I used my bone folder then sponged Ruby Red on the roughed up edge. The base of the card is Very Vanilla. Three simple trees are cut and popped up on dimensionals. Linen thread finishes off the rustic trio!

I hope you are having a great week!

Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Patterned Pines
Ink: Old Olive, Ruby Red
CS: Old Olive, Ruby Red, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Linen Thread, dimensionals

13 November 2009


Hi Creative Friends. It's a Great Friday, I hope none of you are fearful of Friday the 13th.

Let's get decorating. You all know I'm busy at the new house, and I can't share too much with you about what I'm doing this weekend (yet), but I'll give ya a little hint...


11 November 2009

Make Merry!

Hellooooooooooooo stamping friends.
I'm still tweaking my holiday card design, and here was a trial design.
I used the large poinsettia from Christ is Born, stamped in Real Red on Very Vanilla cardstock, edges sponged in Old Olive, layered on Real Red. Do you often wonder how big to make the stamped panel? Reference the size of the wood block for a starting point! It's a great trick!

Ok, I added a strip of Old Olive at the bottom, edges sponged with Old Olive, the leaves from Berry Christmas stamped in Old Olive (color-on-color) is a simple wow-er! I used the edge of my bone folder to distress the top edge of the Old Olive panel a bit (don't have a bone folder?? Try using your fingernail - it will do the same thing!). Sponging, color-on-color and distressing are super easy and quick to do, with amazing differences in your final card. I added the make merry sentiment from Berry Christmas in Real Red.
I decided I totally love the tiny poinsettia and used it again in the inside of my card!
Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Christ is Born, Merry Christmas, Pattered Pines
Ink: Old Olive, Red Red
CS: Old Olive, Red Red, Very Vanilla
Accessories: dimensionals

10 November 2009

We've Moved

I should warn you – this is a long post!!

Hi Stamping Friends. I’ll be honest, I haven’t stamped much this past week, and I’m getting itchy – but there’s been more important things to do. I think you all know that we moved October 30th across the river to Maryland. It was a quick move but we’re surviving and unpacking.

I snapped a shot of the old crafting closet I was using prior to the move. I took the photo after I started packing – so it’s chaotic – but I’ll overcome my anxiety and show you the photo because I love you. Except for the stamps (which were kept underneath the spare bed), everything was stored in the closet (err…it could be stored in the closet, but I usually was working on a project or two and had stuff out of the closet!). This closet was a Christmas gift. It uses the Elfa system from The Container Store. This is the same system I used for my pantry doors (great to keep taco seasons that would normally get lost or staples such as Cream of Chicken Soup). I also used on for the linen closet to hold extra shampoo and cleaners. I didn’t have much space! I’m still working at organizing the new space but I’ll be sure to share a photo later. (Edited to add: this photo isn't loading!! I'll try again later tonight! Maybe thhe blogging software is rejecting my mayhem messy picture!)

I had a great little helper whip up these not-so-fancy WE’VE MOVED cards. And I’ll let you in on a little secret – the recipients have forgave me for not sending a labor intensive card. They understand. Plus, it’s handmade. That’s real cardboard you’re seeing. I had some boxes (ok, maybe a couple hundred) from the move and I not-so-fancily took an exact-o knife to a box to make a cards. I ran a wheel over the cardboard, colored in a house and used a sharpie to write our address. The “we’ve moved” is from a retired set that I can’t bear to part with. This was the prototype - and the piece of cardboard had a crinkle and we popped a wheelie while stamping. (the risk of stamping on cardboard!). Just use your imagination.

Some of you have asked what I’m like at work. You know – my day job. See those pink flags on the photo? That’s me at work. Here’s a secret (that’s two for today thus far!): the guys I work with shutter when they see pink. I use pink stickies and flags and paperclips. I’ll casually leave things on their desk – and let me tell you – they respond quickly if their action is required. So it’s how I get them to do things for me. Quickly. Maybe it’s playing dirty, but it gets the job done!

In addition to The Move, I’ve started a Meet-Up Group for Clarksburg, so if you’re local, I’d love to see you at the Meetup. I’ve added a little linky image on the sidebar (if you’re reading this in your email box or Google Reader, you’ll have to click to my actual webpage to see the linkies I’m describing!) that will shortcut you to the group. Join the group, stop by the polls and let me know which days and times are best for you. I’d like the group to meet one week night and one weekend day per month! And if you don’t know what a Meet-Up is – it’s exactly what it sounds like. Meeting up with others that are joined with a common theme. There’s meetups for French Bulldog Owners, Business Networking, Book clubs, mom clubs, hiking, cooking, crocheting. Stop by the meetup site, enter your zip code and see all the groups meeting in your neighborhood! It’s a whole new world. Some are free (like mine!).

Do you know there’s only 44 shopping days until Christmas? Holy cow. Holy. Get it? Ok, so I’m lame! Anyways, to kickstart your shopping (or your significant others), I’ll be offering my FREE SHIPPING or FREE WRAPPING promotion NOW through 6pm on November 30th. If you’re buying for crafters (or yourself!) you can select free shipping on all items purchased this month. You must send your order to me – I cannot adjust shipping if you place your order Online. The other part is to leave your wishlist around for friends, family, husbands to purchase supplies FOR YOU. They can call or email me with the order. I will offer them the same – free shipping or FREE WRAPPING (does any store still offer free wrapping? Last winter I had to BUY a gift box for a shirt I purchased at the same store!)! Anyways, FREE WRAPPING – it usually gets the men-folks attention. Oh, and I deliver.

Also, I will be back with Christmas Bonanza, which will be a flurry of posts to get you in the Creative Mood. Oh yes, it will be that good and easy.

Happiness is creating, SHERRI

09 November 2009

MDS Monday

Good Monday Morning! Are you enjoing MDS?
Take particular notice to the two images below. This is a direct layout from MDS.

Now, I've imported my photo and customized the layout. See what I changed??

So easy. Check out other My Digital Studio projects by clicking on the MDS label below.

05 November 2009

Praying for You

Sympathy cards aren't my most favorite to make, but they are probably one of the most important cards you can send. At a recent workshop we made this quick card for all the ladies to have in their stash. We inked up the tree in celery with a marker, colored in the branches, and then used a dauber in artichoke to multi-color the trees. For a nice fall tree you could use this same technique (using daubers) to add oranges and reds and yellows quickly to this tree. Remember to add the lightest color first!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Sanded background, Thoughts & Prayers
Ink: Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Soft Suede
CS: Always Artichoke, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Certainly Celery ribbon, large oval punch, scallop oval punch, daubers

04 November 2009

Ho Ho Ho (And a Bottle of Rum!)

Does anyone else say that? Where did that crazy saying come from? It's almost Christmas time! Is it too early to bust out the Christmas music?!?!

Anyways, I don't have any stamped project for you today (tomorrow, I promise!) but I do have a quick promotion to share with you!

Stampin' Up! - Holiday Gift-Giving Guide Promotion:
Dates: November 1, 2009-January 4, 2010
Details: You'll love the convenience of our Holiday Gift-Giving Guide! With gift ideas for kids, teens, neighbors, and more, it's your one-stop shop for all your holiday needs.
Plus, when you spend $50 on products in the guide, you'll get a Décor Elements for FREE (up to a $16.95 value)! Give it away (or keep it for yourself - it will be our little secret!).

Happy shopping,

03 November 2009

A pair of patterned trees

Did you notice in the new Holiday mini there are NEW hostess sets available?!?!
One of the sets is Patterned Pines. I created two matching 4 by 4 square cards. One is Ruby Red the other is Old Olive. The image is stamped on Very Vanilla and quickly cut out. I love the shape of these trees, they're a breeze to cut out.

A small band of Very Vanilla is added at the top and the greeting is stamped color on color. I used the poinsettia for a quick interior design! Super easy

Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Patterned Pines
Ink: Old Olive, Ruby Red
CS: Old Olive, Ruby Red, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Dimensionals

02 November 2009

MDS Monday

I love this stamp set, but I don't have a dog. Everyone meet Dexter! Any fonts you have created or downloaded onto your machine can be used in MDS. "Dexter" is a font my friend used from her handwriting! :)


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