One of a Kind Stamp and Scrap Expo Madison

Good Morning Stampers!

I am back from a whirl of convention in Orlando. We enjoyed fun presentations, make-n-takes, take-n-makes, new product displays, catered lunches and meeting 6000 new demonstrator friends! The warmth of Florida was highlight too. I shared a few photos of the trip on my business Facebook page while there. I’ll share more on my blog so be watching for those. I am excited to share this photo though. Kay got in line for a photo with Sara!
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I am up early to work on projects for this weekend’s One of a Kind Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo. In addition to demonstrating at the evening special events, I have Card Buffets on Friday, November 16th at 2pm and Sunday, November 18th at 10am. Would you like to join us?
Click here for Friday Card Buffet details, RSVP and payment. Click here for Sunday Card Buffet details, RSVP and payment.  Hurry, RSVP closes on Wednesday so please sign up today! I need a few more guests for both sessions so please bring your friends! Card Buffet is a great way to stock up on cards in a short amount of time since I prep the supplies in kits for you. Card Buffet will be run the same way I run it at my house with the exception that there will be space to spread out on! I am looking forward to that!
Stop by my booth and say hi while you are at expo. Sign up and prepay for the December Card Buffet while at expo and receive an extra card kit. In addition, I’ll have a super awesome display, goodies for sale and a make-n-take while supplies last.
Stamp with you then!
Super Awesome Stamper Shirley Merker
P.S. Place an online order using host code X4Y4RQBZ at my online store here prior to attending the Card Buffet on November 16th and 18th and receive an extra card kit at your session. In addition, I’ll honor my “bring friends that have not stamped with me before” incentive where you earn an extra card kit for each friend you bring. Your friends earn an extra kit too!
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Scrapbook Club

Fill your scrapbook with beautiful pages to compliment your photos during Scrapbook Club. Each month you will be creating layouts which will turn your book into a treasured heirloom. Journaling is optional:)

Being a member of the club is easy with these steps:

1 – Click the Contact button above and let me know you want to join. Email, phone call or text works too. You must contact me by January 5th letting me know you want to join us.

2Place your online order at my online store by the 15th of the month. You must use a scrapbook club host code which will change each month. Online orders must be at least $50 excluding shipping and tax. Host rewards will be enjoyed by all the members if there are at least 3 members.

In addition, you are welcome to use club orders towards my Online Shopper Rewards program which is offered only through me. Look for details for my OSR program in that category on the right side of my blog.

3 – Stop at my house to pick up your FREE 2 page 12×12 layout on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 9-11am or 5-7pm. Schedule a few minutes to stay and stamp your layout. Bring your slippers. We will be in the stamp cave if you stay to stamp:)

All pick ups must be made at my house or from a central point in Durand. If layouts are snail mailed, the cost of shipping is paid by the club member.

Scrapbook Club starts in January 2019 and runs through June 2019. Club members place a minimum online order as outlined above during these months.

Please invite your friends to place orders using the club host code when it is your month to host. They will only receive member benefits when they commit to being a club member.

Thanks for joining the Scrapbook Club!

Super Awesome Scrapbooker Shirley

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ICS Blog Hop Christmas is Coming

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Thank you for hopping around with us as we showcase holiday gifting projects. You may have arrived from Audra Monk’s blog and her fabulous project. My project is below.

I decided to create a belly band around our acetate gift boxes. The patterned paper is from the Under the Mistletoe package and measures 4×12 inches. Custom fold around the box for easy decoration.

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The middle candy cane is popped up on mini dimensionals. The outer two are adhered with glue dots. Our candy cane builder punch also includes a bow. The bow was the perfect accent to dress up the silver metallic edge ribbon bow.

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All the supplies used…

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These boxes fit about 5 greeting cards and envelopes or a pillow gift for my downline while at #onstage, our convention celebrating Stampin’ Up!’s 30th anniversary! I hope she likes it!

Please leave a comment and let me know what you would tuck inside the boxes.

Thank you for hopping with us. Now click on the next image below to travel to Debbi Green’s blog to see what fun colors she used in her project.

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Ink, Stamp and Share Blog Hop Tic Tac Toe

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Welcome to our Ink and Share Blog Hop featuring projects designed by my fellow Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators and me. This month, we are featuring a Tic Tac Toe Challenge. We pick 3 squares from the grid in tic tac toe form and design using the options in the squares. If you are hopping around, you have arrived from Sandrine Jse’s blog and her fabulous project.

My hop design features the Alpine Adventures stamp set and Alpine Sports Thinlets.

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I added Red Rhinestones for my embellishment, used Whisper White Baker’s Twine for the ribbon and a Pearlized Doilie for the circle.

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The Swirls and Curls textured impression embossing folder adds just the right texture to an early espresso card base to complete the snow scene. Other cardstock is whisper white and real red along with Wood Textures designer series paper.

All the supplies used and a Big Shot too!

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Thanks for stopping at my blog! Now click the next image to hop to Ginger Rabesa’s blog to see what summer themed project she designed.

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Here is a list of the participating demonstrators in case you hop off the trail.

 

If you do not already have a demonstrator, all the supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store here . Please use the host code in the right column of my blog if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, do not use the host code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Weekend Getaway at Cattail Retreat

We had a fabulous time during our weekend getaway at Cattail Retreat. We split the room with half working on paper crafts and half working on quilting and gifts. Creativity was flowing in all directions!

First up was piling kits for upcoming Christmas card making sessions. I took advantage of the free table space until other guests arrived. That’s about 100 kits pictured. I did another 100 after these were stuffed in their envelopes.

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The design for these kits uses retired designer series paper and ribbon…gingerbread punch is in our annual catalog!

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Since Halloween is next week, I designed a spooky pillow gift. Dawn sewed a fun pouch to share as a pillow gift too. Thanks Dawn!

 

After my kit piling was done, I worked on reducing my whisper white paper scrap pile by punching bows from the Candy Cane builder punch. I used all my scraps and created about 150 bows. I stamped the hohoho words using real red ink from the coordinating Candy Cane Season stamp set. They are attached to glue dots strips for easy assembly.

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We had lots of great food including taco dip, chili, southwest black bean soup and chicken chili in tomato sauce. Treats were an apple pie from #NorskeNook, gluten free brownies from #chocolatecoveredkatie and mango turmeric #Nessallakombucha. All delicious!

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I set aside my paper crafts to hook a few loops on my pear centerpiece. The photo on the left is progress from the August retreat, the first 2 pears hooked. The photo on the right is progress made this weekend. I completed 3 pears! #patience and #goals learned while rug hooking for sure! It takes me a couple of hours to hook 1 pear.

Group photo right before packing up with some of the quilts worked on while at retreat in the background. We missed a few people that departed early.

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The original retreaters…Tiffany on left, me in the center and Jeanette on the right. They are scrapbooking super stars! They design layouts and print photos prior to the weekend. During retreat, they match photos with layouts. They stay on task and usually meet their goal and matching all the photos with layouts. Pretty impressive since they have littles and take advantage of life experiences so have lots of memories to keep!

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Thanks for a great weekend! Catch you next time at Cattail Retreat!

Super Awesome Weekend Getawayer Shirley

P.S. Future retreats are February 8-10, 2019, August 9-11, 2019 and October 18-20, 2019. Message me if you are interested in attending these dates. Thanks!