Paper Crafting Blog Hop Monster Bash

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I hope you are enjoying our Halloween or Fall themed Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop. Fellow demonstrators from all over the globe are participating so we have a wide array of fun projects to share with you! You may have arrived from Anastasia Radloff’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

I love Halloween and was delighted to see the interesting stamping things inside the jars on this pattern from the Monster Bash designer series paper pack.

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open to the inside…

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lots of cards for the all demonstrator gathering I am coordinating called Fall Fling…

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all the supplies used to create this card…plus the stylish scroll embossing folder

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Thanks for hopping with us each month. Now click on the next image to zoom to Tracy Held’s blog in Australia and see what fun project she designed.

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Here is a list of hoppers in case you get off the trail…

Shirley Merker  YOU ARE HERE!
Tracy Held
Sue Boerner
Sandy Ward
Sue McDonald
Anastasia Radloff

All the supplies to create this hand stamped greeting card can be ordered through my online store here. Please use the host code found on the right side of my blog when ordering through my online store if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, don’t use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours. Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Join my Super Awesome Stampers Team for the best benefits! Click the Contact button above to get the conversation started.

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Introducing Day Paper Crafting Retreats

Sometimes, you just need to take a day in the country for yourself. Use a vacation day to enjoy the crisp, fall air and sights around the pond at Cattail Retreats. Maybe October 21st is the perfect day for your one day retreat in the woods.

Here is the view from the craft room…the bright light in the greenery is the pond.

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Here is what you will feel like after your day in the woods retreat…

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Here is what you might accomplish with your afternoon free time (if you are a sewer:).

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These photos are from the August weekend retreat with friends Dawn and her daughter Portia all the way from South Dakota, Katrina, Pauline and Me. I am sporting my new pajama pants that Dawn helped me sew.

Our day retreat starts with a Card Buffet or Scrapbook with Me session or sign up for both activities. A seasonal lunch will be provided. Then, use the afternoon to work on your own projects. You will get your own table to spread out on for the day.

The event starts at 10am on Monday, October 21st and ends at 6pm. It takes me 30 minutes to drive to Cattail Retreats in Poynette just to give you an idea that it’s an easy commute up the interstate. The house is about a mile from the interstate so easy to find.

The cost depends on the activities you sign up for. Card Buffet only is $40. Scrapbook with Me only is $45. Sign up for both activities and the cost is $80. Price is per person and due to me by October 7th so I have enough time to prepare projects and reserve the space.

The website for Cattail can be found by clicking here.

Interested in retreating with us for the entire weekend? We arrive on Friday, October 18th after 10am. You can stay through Sunday 3pm or add the extra Sunday night and day retreat on Monday. Contact me for details. Thanks!

Additional day retreats are Saturday, November 9th and December 7th. Arrive after 8:30am and depart by 5pm. Payment is due 2 weeks prior to the retreat date.

Thanks and hope to share a day retreat soon with you!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Winter Wonders a Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek

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A paper creative box delivered right to your mailbox? Yes, please! It’s called Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! and I can hook you up with your October box!

If you love holiday papercrafting, Paper Pumpkin has you covered with our October and
November Winter Wonders duo. With cards in one kit and tags in the other, you’ll have
everything you need for a handmade, heartfelt Christmas. It’s Christmas prep made easy
with Paper Pumpkin.

October Kit

Kit details: Makes 10 cards and envelopes
Card size: 4 1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

November Kit

Kit details: Makes 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 various sizes and designs.
Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce
The October and November kits coordinate; however, each kit is all-inclusive and can
stand alone.
Sounds fun? Subscribe by clicking here now! Sign up deadline is the 10th of each month
to receive that month’s kit.
Thanks for paper crafting with me!
Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

September Card Buffet and Scrapbook Class

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and also invited to

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Get paper crafty with me and create hand stamped greeting cards and scrapbook layouts. Do either or both activities for a jam packed inky fingers sessions.

Session times are Monday, September 16th, 6:30-8:30pm and Tuesday, September, 10:00am-noon. Monday’s session is at my friend Carol’s apartment complex about a mile from my house in their community room with lots of space to spread out! I’ll relay address details when you RSVP for the Monday night session. Tuesday’s session is at my house

Card Buffet stampers create 10 hand stamped greeting cards with all supplies cut according to the samples provided and tucked into the envelopes. You pick which designs to create and how many of each design from a buffet of options. Cost is $20 to enjoy all this fun!

Let me do the prep work for you. Each additional card kit is $1. Cool Beans!

Scrapbookers create 3, 2 page 12×12 inch layouts. I provide all the supplies to create the layouts in kits according to the samples.

Adhesives are $5 extra for card making or bring your own. I’ll have new packages of glue dots, dimensionals, liquid glue, tear n tape and SNAIL for sale as well for card making and scrapbookers.

You are welcome to bring friends! A new friend that has not stamped with me before earns you an extra card kit. If you are a member of my Super Awesome Stampers team, you get an extra kit too.

Place an order during the event or online using the host code on the right side of my blog and receive an extra kit.

Please invite your friends! I reserve the right to cancel the session if less than 3 stampers RSVP.

Please RSVP by Friday, September 13th, 5pm so I have enough time to prepare kits for you.

Would you like a private session with your group? Just ask for dates!

Hope to stamp with you then!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

ICS Blog Hop Gather Together

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Thank you for hopping around with us as we share fall themed projects using our fabulous Stampin’ Up! products from the holiday catalog which goes lives today! You may have arrived from Janey Backer’s blog and her fabulous project. My project is below.

I settled on inking up my Gather Together stamp set with cajun craze ink for the maple leaf, sentiment and subtle background stamping. The Gathered Leaves dies perfectly cut the maple leaf. It’s popped up on a dimensional with linen thread behind. I quickly created this card at a family retreat for my sister so she could participate in our card swap. She did not have time to make a set of cards prior to the retreat. I still wanted her to go home with a set since she enjoys paper crafting just as much as me:)

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The Gather Together stamp set has the roundish circle stamp for a subtle background effect.

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Flip to page 47 in the US holiday catalog to see the fall themed supplies used…

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Please leave a comment and let me know if you would use the maple leaf, pumpkins or both on your next stamping project!

Thank you for hopping with us. Now click on the next image below to travel to Judi Anderson’s blog to see her fabulous project.

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