WOW! Itís me, her badness, Sherry Cheever, also known as BadSherry here on SCS. I canít begin to tell you how surprised I was to get Julieís PM. I first thought ďOh good, Julieís finally sending me that recipe for the homemade Baileyís I asked for.Ē But then, I saw that it wasnít the recipe! When I saw that the message said Confidential Ė my chest started pounding and my hands shook. I stood up, my knees went to rubber and I sat back down. For the first time in weeks, the entire family was at home all at the same time, watching television together. After a brief family meeting, I answered Julieís PM with a resounding YES! I am so honored and excited to be a member of the Dirty Dozen Design Team! Itís a dream come true to be able to stamp along side such truly creative and talented girls!
I was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, but now call Jeffersonville, Indiana home. Even though weíve moved around some, weíve settled here on the Sunnyside of Louisville to raise our family and to be close to my family. Iíve been married to my husband, Lance, for 28 years and we have two beautiful daughters, 21 and 18, both of whom still live at home. My passions are my family, stamping, golfing, reading, automobile racing, gardening and just hanging with my girlfriends. Truthfully, youíll probably find me on the golf course two to three times a week. Itís the only place I know of where you can still legally drink and drive!
I have always had a passion for sports and art. When it was time to head off to college, my parents thought the most sensible thing for me was to major in physical education and minor in art. I wanted to coach, but I also wanted to teach art. Unfortunately, those dreams never materialized, but I have continued to dabble in arts and crafts over the years.
When I first stumbled upon SCS, I had not been stamping all that long. I bought my first stamps in 1997 at a Stampiní Up Workshop. I stamped a few cards and things for my daughters but never truly was inspired to do much else. I moved my supplies to the basement and there they sat gathering dust for close to five years. I had started to make shadowboxes for my girlfriends, cross-stitching quirky sayings and adding some 3-D objects, and the more my friends showed them off, the more people wanted them. I had been asked to make four as Christmas presents and was looking for a way to add more color and bling when I thought about those long forgotten stamps. I started stamping the quotes, adding a little background, doing some embossing and soon realized that I was going to need some more supplies. A good friend was a Stampiní Up! Demo, and I called her and said please help! It didnít take long for me to become a demo myself! Those same friends who introduced me to stamping years ago recommended SCS as a great place to get ideas. So one day I ventured in just to look around. I hadnít made a card in years and was just blown away by the talent and creativeness that I saw. One day while browsing through the forums, I quite by accident, found the challenges. Needless to say, it was instant addiction.
The talent on this site is overwhelming and I am in awe every day! I have been inspired by so many and learned so much. I have also become friends with stampers from around the world. What a wonderful place SCS is, and I am so honored to be a part of the SCS community and the Design Team. I look forward to the challenges and inspiration that we all share!
Date: Friday, February 9, 2007 GMT Views: 6532
Registered: January 10, 2005 Location: Posts: 10966
Thu, Feb 15, 2007 @ 6:12 AM
WooHoo!! As a proud owner of your work I knew it was just a matter of time....I'm thrilled the time has come!! You are a awesome stamper and such a inspiration to so many:) I can't wait to see all your BAD DIRTY STUFF!
Registered: November 24, 2005 Location: Eastern PA Posts: 20282
Thu, Feb 15, 2007 @ 6:29 AM
I'm so happy for you!!! Its so wonderful to see my favorite SCS gal on the DD team! Just remember, I'm staking a claim of the title of your #1 stalker! teeheehee Thanks for being such a great inspiration and friend. Hugs to you and way to go!!
Registered: February 7, 2006 Location: Out West Posts: 24449
Thu, Feb 15, 2007 @ 6:30 AM
A BIG congratulations Sherry, You are so deserving. You are such a great inspiration. When I first started reading the challenge forums you were laying across that piano and posting hilarious stuff. I am proud to be one of your SCS friends.
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Registered: April 20, 2006 Location: Bala Cynwyd, PA Posts: 209
Thu, Feb 15, 2007 @ 6:34 AM
Congratulations on becoming a dirty girl. I'm so glad to finally cybermeet someone who shares my two most favorite hobbies, stamping and golf (you can also find me on the course 2 - 3 times a week)! I never guessed golf and stamping could be so addicting but boy are they ever! Look forward to seeing your creations each month! Stephanie
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Registered: February 15, 2006 Location: Suffolk, VA Posts: 23963
Thu, Feb 15, 2007 @ 6:45 AM
Holy Mackeral, I am sooooooooooooooooo happy and excited for you! What an awesome surpise to get to see you as one of the new dirty girls!
Now, I know why you werent uploading tons of new stuff!Way to go;)