31 October 2012

Just a Quick Announcement!

Happy Wednesday!
I have a quick promotion.  Something new here at Sweetest Designs - for all you near and far.  I will send the pieces, photos and instruction (where needed) for this class kit when you order the stamp set!  I will try to feature at least one of these a month.  Please let me order the set so you don't incur the minimum $6.95 shipping fee.  November kit features GENTLY FALLING.  It's a wonderful two-step stamp set.

Here's a sneak peek of what you'll see in the kit.  I will take orders until Sunday November 4th at 11:59PM ET.  Due to the hurricane and HUGE sale earlier this week, I am late posting this offer.  Orders will ship to you or be available for local pickup Friday, November 9th.  This gives you two weeks to complete your projects in time for distribution to your family and friends.  

I'll ask you to pay shipping if you select shipping in lieu of local pickup.  Otherwise, class is FREE with the stamp set purchase.  

30 October 2012


Hi friends.  Happy Tuesday.  Thank you so much for your orders yesterday!  Several of you will have something fun in your inbox this week!  We are still chillin' with Sandy - so I'll focus on something sunny today. The sun WILL come out - as soon as the rain stops.  We don't have power at my house, but the office is open with heat and lights.  Considering Sandy, our area did OK with the winds.  Now we wait for the river to rise to see the impacts at work.

This boot is "colored" by paper piecing.  This is a fun technique that I shared with my tablemates at retreat.

You may remember the other boot card we made here.  This is a fun set!

Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Bootiful Occasions
DSP:  Summer Smooches DSP
Ink: Staz-On
CS: Daffodil Delgiht, Whisper White
Accessories:  Island Indigo ribbon, dimensionals

29 October 2012

Last Minute Halloween

Look at this little bag!  That's a piece of DSP, cleverly folded - the treat stapled at the top.  Sorry I didn't get this posted sooner - seems I'm finding all kinds of treasures on my photocard.  
Happy Frankenstorm.  I hope you all stay safe.

Use. Your. Scraps!

Don't forget the H-U-G-E sale today.  It starts at 12pm Mountain Time!
Yesterday the wind started to increase and there was a bit of rainfall yesterday.  We'll see what happenes today.

Let's talk about something more fun....Do you have scraps?  Do you keep them?
Of course you do!  (That's why we're friends!)
I'm here to tell you it's OK to use them!  Use Them Up!  This simple card can be re-created with ANY of your scraps.
Thanks for your feedback!  I'm going to keep focusing on these SUITES.  Todays card uses the PATIO suite.  Visit page 43 of your catalog.  

Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!): 
Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners
DSP:  Patio Party DSP
Ink: Midnight Muse
CS: Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Primrose petals satin ribbon, rhinestones

26 October 2012

Beep Beep Beeeeep! Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular!

We interrupt this regularly scheduled post because I have some exciting news that involves a BIG SALE one-day only; MONDAY October 29th.  In addition, orders placed Monday will receive a FREE PROJECT PDF from ME!  

You will be ABLE to SHOP ONLINE.  This can be particularly useful if you can't reach me due to Storm Sandy, known here as FRANKENSTORM.  http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/sherri_eddleblute

Use the wishlist to plan your orders and $AVE Monday October 29th, 2012
  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) October 29, 2012  and ending at 11:50 PM (MT) October 29, 2012  almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.
This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single stamps
This DOES NOT include
    • Hostess sets
    • Bundled stamp sets
    • Digital stamp brush sets
  • There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.
SINGLE STAMPS ARE ELIGIBLE AND STAMPIN’ UP! Has added to their selection of single stamps.  See flyers below!  These are great stocking STUFFERS for your Favorite Stamper!  The other single stamps and info can be found here.

I love a good deal and I hope you do too!  This is a great time to get a jump start on all your holiday projects.  I will be sharing a FREE PROJECT PDF to those who place an order MONDAY, October 29th during this sale.  It will have dimensions, products, photos and a new technique.  File will be emailed to you!  

Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend.  It's going to be a long day at work today as we prepare our site for the impending storm.  We're directly on the water.  Yikes! 

Stop by tomorrow to resume projects and inspiration.  

25 October 2012

Christmas in October?!?

Can we talk about the holidays?  It's really coming quickly - two MONTHS!!  To continue our quest to use DSP, here's a cute layout.  Look how quick and easy this card is!  (Did you earn some of this luscious free ribbon last month?).

I sponged the apothecary label die after it was cut and ran thru the Big Shot with the lattice embossing folder.   Teeny Tiny Wishes is quite possibly one of the best investments I've made in my stamp collection.  I love the small font and variety of greetings in this set!

Thanks for stopping by,

Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
DSP:  Be of Good Cheer DSP
Ink: Gumball Green
CS: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Gumball Green, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits Die, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, sponge, Gumball Green stitched satin ribbon

23 October 2012


Where O' Where has the time gone?  I have several announcements today....

First, and most importantly, the CLEARANCE RACK has been updated and loaded with new products!  Please take a look - there's some great items in there.

Number two.....Stampin' Up! is trying a pilot program that allows you to buy individual stamps instead of buying the entire set.  There are THREE sets - listed below.  Click on the image to open in larger in a new window!
Some other words about the program....
  • These stamps are available on any order type-customer, workshop, or online. 
  • You can find the stamp item numbers on the flyers.
  • These won't be sent to you in our typical cases or packaging; they'll be packaged in cello bags. If you'd like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item 119105).
  • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only.
  • The stamps won't come with a Clear-Mount Block, and you'll need to buy a block separately if you don't already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyers. 
  • There's no limit on how many pieces you can buy.
Coming next week: 
What: Three FREE downloads. 50% off ALL digital kits. Mega blogging on MyDigitalStudio.net all week!
When: October 29-November 5, 2012.
Why: To get the word out about My Digital Studio's awesome design program, content, and print products!
Get Your FREE Downloads from the ONLINE STORE

Get a BONUS FREE Download:If we get 18,000 downloads of FREE items we'll give you another FREE download!
Spread the Word!! 

In addition, select digital kits will be 50% off.  I LOVE A GOOD DEAL!! 

There's still one week to earn the FREE paper piercing pack!

Thank you to my customers, my awesome downline, my teammates and the encouragement from so many other demonstrators, I've registered to attend Leadership Conference.  I'm nervous and excited!!! 

And thank you if you made it through all this housekeeping.  I'll be back tomorrow with some creative projects.

Have a great Tuesday,

19 October 2012

Thank You!

I received some of the most awesome handmade (stamped!) birthday cards last week.  This is a giant THANK YOU for all those lovely cards you sent.  As a bonus, it was another challenge-to-create-DSP-cards.  (If you've missed the other cards this week, check out this, and this post!). I allowed the DSP to determine the color combination.  The tower is stamped in Basic Gray on another scrap of DSP and then fussy cut and popped up on dimensionals.

The Thank You font is from the Lacy and Lovely stamp set.
Have a great Friday and wonderful weekend!

Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Artist Etchings, Lacy & Lovely
Ink: Riding Hood Red
DSP:  Fan Fair DSP
CS: Basic Gray, Island Indigo, More Mustard
Accessories: Island Indigo 3/8" ruffled ribbon

18 October 2012

Kick Up Yer Heels

I hope you're not getting tired of hearing about Retreat.  There was a boot card on the display board that inspired the table to re-create a boot card.  4 of us - looking at the same card and we are created similar, yet different cards.  I wish I would have taken photos of the cards together.  I found the DSP in the scrap bin, and used a blender pen to color the boot.  I was borrowing Janet's stamp set and she has separated the boot from the text (genius!).   Instead of 5 stamps, she has 9!  There's one tiny rhinestone on the top star of the boot!

I hope you kick up yer heels today!!

Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Bootiful Occasions, Pennant Parade
DSP:  Brights Pattern DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
CS: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Linen Thread, Pennant Punch, blender pen, hole punch, 1/2" circle punch, rhinestone

17 October 2012

Coordinating Products (and a special announcement)!

Probably the biggest feature that hooked me to Stampin' Up! products was the coordinating products.  I love matching.  I love the ease of matching colors and inks and ribbon and here is a very simple card that's striking because the stamp on the top (in Daffodil Delight) border matches the pattern in the Lucky Limeade border on the bottom.  The color of the ink at top perfectly matches the snippet of ribbon (seam binding folded in half).

A little bling sets the centers of the flowers.  This is a wonderful workshop card that can be used for any occasion.  I'll add the sentiment on the inside when I need to use it.  This is a little summer-y, but we've been having wonderful weather yesterday and more expected today!  I hope to be outside, enjoying the Vitamin D and the warm sunshine.

Suites are identified to help you recognize the coordinating products.  The rest of October, you can earn a FREE paper piercing pack with the purchase of one to the two qualifying bundles below.

I hope you are crafty this week!

Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Summer Silhouettes
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry
CS: Lucky Limeade, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Accessories: Daffodil Delight Seam Binding (folded in half), rhinestone basic jewels, Fancy Fan embossing folder, Big Shot

16 October 2012


Happy Boss's Day (or is it Bosses?  Or Boss'?)!  If you're a Boss or a Supervisor or The Ringleader, thanks!  If you're not; make sure you Thank your Boss today.  I made my Supervisor (also known as The Ringleader) cupcakes today.  I'd make him a card...but....that'd just be weird.  So I'll let the cupcake go to his hips and you get the card!

This was created at Retreat and it was the last card I made of the weekend.  Yesterdays card was the first card of the weekend.  Both are Sherri originals.
This color combination came out of nowhere:  Basic Black, Summer Starfruit, Primrose Petals and Raspberry Ripple.  I again utilized a full panel of DSP, softly stamping on top of the First Edition DSP.
The basic black panel is very small - contrasting with the large and wide Very Vanilla greeting panel.  I love that font in Summer Starfruit!  The Summer Starfruit border is three decorative label punches positioned back-to-back.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Lacy and Lovely
DSP:  First Edition
Ink: Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit
CS: Basic Black, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla
Accessories: decorative label punch

15 October 2012


Boy was I a worn-out little stamper.  My weekend at retreat was FAN-TASTIC; it was just what I needed!  I love my retreat girls.  We worked on using more DSP on our cards.  Here's a fun Halloween card that was inspired by the awesome DSP from the scraps bins.  At retreat Your Scraps Are My Scraps and they are plentiful.  :)  I enjoy Halloween, but I prefer cute and fun over monsters and guts.

The strip of Basic Black cardstock was torn.  The Tangerine Tango DSP panel was lightly sponged with Basic Black ink around the edges.  The textured embossing designer frame was embossed by the Big Shot in Basic Black and then the inside was easily cut with an exact-o knife - leaving a little frame.  The mummy was stamped in Staz-On on Very Vanilla.  The frame is mounted on dimensionals.  A scrap of Very Vanilla Seam Binding is wound around the corner - all mummy-like.
The greeting is also stamped in Basic Black, cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits and sponged with Tangerine Tango ink.  Don't forget the googly eye on the mummy! There's a lot of dimensionals on this card!

Let me know what you think of our creation!  I think he's adorable - but I'm partial.

Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Googly Ghouls
Ink: Staz-On, Tangerine Tango
DSP:  Howlstooth and Scaringbone
CS: Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Big Shot, Texture Embossing Designer Frame, googly eyes, Very Vanilla seam binding, dimensionals.  


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