Ink and Share Scrapbook Bella and Friends

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Welcome to the Ink and Share Scrapbook Blog Hop. We are Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators showcasing our fabulous products on scrapbook pages. If you are on the hop trail, you may have arrived from Sharon Dalton’s blog. She had a great layout!

Bella and Friends is soon to be retired. So I wanted to officially use it one more time. It will stay in my retired stamp stash though. All the doggie themed stamps do:)

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Use the word bubble ovals to add what you are thankful for.

Our heart epoxy droplets (item number 148583) are perfectly sized to fit the heart tag on Bella’s collar. The droplets also feature a medium and large size too. All 3 sizes are included in the package.

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the supplies used…

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Thanks for stopping by. Let me know what you like about my layout by leaving a comment.

Now click on the next photo to see what Karen Pearmain has created.

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Below is a list of the participating demonstrators in case you hop off the trail:

Karen Pearmain

Sue McDonald

Pia Gerhardt

Heike Hülle-Bolze

Jacqui Lawrence

Cheryl Taylor

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Jo Blackman

Colleen Johnson

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Lisa Henderson

Sharon Dalton

Shirley Merker  YOU ARE HERE!

If you don’t already have an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, click the Contact button above. Let me know if you are interested in scrapbooking events, greeting cards, retreats or anything else paper crafting.

 

All products can be ordered through my online store here. Please use the monthly host code found on the right side of my blog when placing an order under $150. Don’t use the host code if your order is over $150 so you can redeem all the host rewards. Thanks!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

May Guy Themed Card Buffet Invitation

Would you like to join us to create a few hand stamped greeting cards? Projects will feature current Stampin’ Up! products. All projects will be guy themed suitable to share with the men in your life.

Card Buffet details:

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. Create 10 cards with envelopes for $20. Let me do the prep work for you! Add additional kits for $1 per kit.

I can provide adhesives for $5 extra or bring your own. I’ll have new packages of glue dots, dimensionals, liquid glue, tear n tape and SNAIL for cash and carry sale as well.

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 using the host code listed found on the right side of this blog and receive an extra kit.

Session dates are Sunday, May 19th, 1-3pm, Tuesday, May 21st, 9:30-11:30am and Wednesday, May 22nd, 8:30-10:30am. I can also schedule a private session for your group. Just ask!

Please bring a friend or 2 or 3! I’ll accommodate as many stampers as I can. I reserve the right to cancel the session if less than 3 stampers RSVP.

RSVP by May 17th, 8am to reserve your spot and so I can have enough time to prepare kits for you. RSVP by clicking “Contact” above and let me know which day you prefer and how many in your party.

Pick up your new 2019-2020 annual catalog during the Card Buffet! All guests will go home with a copy! Hope to stamp with you then!

 

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Paper Crafting Blog Hop Guy Cards

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I hope you are enjoying our Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop featuring Happy Father’s Day/thinking of you/guy designs. 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 Sandy Ward’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

You will never guess what is on the opposite side of this designer series paper… it’s flowers! Look at the back side of your favorite floral pattern papers. Often, there will be a pattern that is suitable for all occasion designs. This particular pattern is part of the Garden Impressions paper pack.

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Use the Oh My Stars embossing folder on the pattern paper for greater visual appeal. Add Twinkle sequin stars to the center of the night of navy stamped stars. Linen thread in the power of 3 is wrapped around a 1 inch banner created with the triple banner punch.

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I usually line the inside of the card with whisper white but the bright color did not work the earthy color scheme. Instead, I used the leftover over 1×3 inch dsp piece to decorate the top along with the stamped stars along the side to bring a little of the outside to the inside. Use our paper snips to create a custom banner.

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all the supplies used…I already cleaned the stamps;)

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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

Anastasia Radloff

Sandy Ward

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

Sneaky Peeky!

My Paper Crafting Blog hop goes live at 8am tomorrow morning. We will be featuring guy themed cards, you know, the ones you have a hard time designing. Here is my sneak peek of the inside of my card.

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If you are local to me, consider attending the May Card Buffet featuring this card and at least 5 others that are all suitable to share with the guys in your life. May Card Buffet details are available by clicking on these words.

Check back tomorrow to see the outside of the card and hop along to the other talented demonstrators too. You will visit the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia without leaving the comfort of your chair!

Super Awesome Blog Hopper Shirley

Yummies at Retreat!

Tasty yummies at paper crafting retreat is a tag team effort. We started with apps this time. Shots of tomato juice from jars canned on 9/5/18 at Mom and Dad’s house. Add about 1 tsp of Old Bay seasoning per quart jar of tomato juice.

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Next, curry tuna quinoa bites were a hot app served with pickled beets. The beets were canned on 8/5/18 at Mom and Dad’s house. I had ginger tea in a fun glass.

I created the quinoa bite recipe moments before frying them. Here is the recipe in case you want to try it. It makes enough patties to serve 12.

Curry Tuna Quinoa Bites

3 – 5 oz cans tuna in water, drained

2 tsp Penzey’s curry powder

about 1/3 cup cooked purple onion

2 large eggs

1/2 cup dry quinoa, cook the 1/2 cup dry quinoa in 3/4 cup tomato water which makes about 1 cup of cooked quinoa

What’s tomato water? It’s the top part of home canned tomato juice. It separates from the pulp during storage and tomato water rises to the top part of the jar. It is partly shown in the above photo of the tomato juice shots.

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, adding more or less quinoa so the mixture is slightly wet.

Fry on both sides in extra virgin olive oil and serve hot.

Next courses were served together, super awesome salad provided by Cheryl and Aunt Dollie.

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Faye made her famous and so delicious chicken wild rice soup.

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The four courses took a little over 2 hours. Faye served yummy chocolate chip bars for the fifth course. Mom and I may serve the sixth course yet tonight. Depends on if we need a little bed time snack! It’s Sassy Cow whipping cream whipped with 1 tsp vanilla and 2 packages of instant coffee Mom had in her stash. I was wide awake last night after licking the beaters from making the whipped cream. So maybe coffee infused whipped cream is not a good idea for a bed time snack!

Sweet Dreams from retreat!

Super Awesome Shirley