Pattern Paper Sale through August 2nd!

Now is a great time to stock up and save 15% on some of our most popular paper designs! I am stocking up on Beauty of the Earth, Bloom Where You’re Planted and Tidings of Christmas. Those will cover me for the next 3 seasons;)

The sale runs through August 2nd. Use the host code listed on the right side of my blog or click here to zoom to my online and be automatically linked to the host code, WBWUPPNN. If your order is over $150 (excluding shipping and tax), don’t use a host code so you can redeem all the host rewards yourself.

The fine print:

There is no limit to the number of packages that may be purchased during this promotion. Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion as shown in the photo above. Orders must be closed during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply. Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit when you join my Super Awesome Stampers Team or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.

Happy Shoppin’ and Stampin’!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Monday is the slowest night in the blogosphere…

So I thought I would post about my bees. That’s honey bees living in the great up north (semi) wilderness. I visit with them every few weeks and take lots of video footage. Back in my stamp space, I take the evenings to edit footage and post the videos to my BeeLog Youtube channel. (I work the stamp business during the week days and take the weekends off).

This is a sight and smell I’ll always enjoy…fresh comb building and a heavy, sweet scent of a thriving hive. The hive noise is something to enjoy too, a slow and steady hum of activity.

The trip this time was to move this swarm into a hive box.

Of course, I have video of the transfer in my Swarm Trap Youtube playlist.

Also checked up on the frog watering bowl.

The Om Bee One hive had thousands of bees at work during the latest inspection. See frames of capped honey in this video. Before the honey arrives on a dinner table in a mason jar, the frames will need to be removed the hive, cells uncapped and the entire frame then spun in a centrifuge. Lots of work ahead for me and the bees! The bees need to reduce the water content on the uncapped cells before they deem the liquid is honey and cap the cell. I need to rustle up the honey extraction equipment:)

Here is a look at a fraction of the worker bees chilling in the empty spot of the Om Bee One hive.

My Mom and I are having fun making signs which the bees blissfully ignore…

Hope you enjoy coming along with me on my bee keeping journey! Share this post and my Beelog Youtube channel with your friends!

Super Bee Shirley and BBS Bees

Paper Crafting Blog Hop In Good Taste Designer Series Paper Spotlight


Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the globe including the USA, United Kingdom and Australia. We have a wide array of projects to share with you featuring our fabulous designer series paper. You may have arrived from Nancy’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

My sniblet bin calls me when I make a floral card in part because I have lots of sniblets from the In Good Taste paper package. The patterns from this pack pair well with any type of floral stamp you may have on your shelf.

The Hand Penned Petals Stamp set with the Penned Flowers dies makes creating a focal point easy. Add some 3D Loose Flower Flourishes for instant pop along with the Pretty Flowers embossing folder. Complete with a Flowers for Every Season ribbon and this card is ready for sharing!

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


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

Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!

Tracy Held

Annette McMillan

Sue Boerner

Terri Stewart

Julia Quinn

Joy Nelson

Sandy Ward

Nancy Reynolds

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 here for details on what Stampin’ Up! offers in your welcome kit.

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.

Thanks for stopping by!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Hand Penned is the July Suite of the Month

Suite of the Month is a unique program where you are rewarded for purchasing the designated suites from me. Yippee! You earn a free make and take kit when you purchase the designated suites with Youtube links provided for kit assembly. Which means you can assemble the kits when it works into your schedule. I’ll also include a Zoom social so we can chat about all things Stampin’ Up! or bees or bread making or whatever else we can find interesting to discuss:)

In addition, I am collaborating with other demonstrators across the globe that will be sharing 2 projects each using the same product suite. So you will get a bundle of ideas to use with the rest of your product suite by watching these videos. The video links and project photos will arrive in your email box as a pdf file. Super Sweet!

Please order early in the month if you want to participate in the Zoom socials since the socials will be held later in the month. When I see an order come through with the designated Suite of the Month, I’ll ship your make and take kit to you automatically for that month. Please Note: If you purchase the designated suite after the month has past for that suite, I will only be able to share the video links and not the make and take kits.

You are welcome to order any and all of the suites on the same order so you can earn and spend all the host rewards. If your order stays under $150 (excluding shipping and tax), please use the host code on the right side of my blog when ordering. If your order is over $150, don’t use a host code so you can redeem all the host rewards yourself.

Here are the Suites being featured with links to my online store using a current host code. All page numbers refer to the May-April 2021-2022 catalog unless noted.

July – Hand Penned Suite page 104-105

August – Beauty of the Earth page 10-11

September – Tidings of Christmas page 88-89

October – Gingerbread and Peppermint page 8-10 (mini-catalog) link going live on August 3rd

November – Pansy Petals page 28-29

December – Expressions in Ink page 96-97

Any questions, click the contact button at the top of my blog.

Thanks for stamping with me!

Super Awesome Suite of the Month Stamper Shirley

This Round of Demonstrations are Over

The July Global SU Share Fair Facebook Live event has come to a close. Lots of great projects featuring our fabulous designer series paper was showcased. If you missed the event, I can still add you to the group if you are a customer of mine so you can watch the videos on replay. Just ask.

If you would like to support my efforts in organizing and demonstrating during the event, please click the image below to place your order if it is under $150 excluding shipping and tax. If your order is over $150 excluding shipping and tax, click here so you can redeem all the host rewards yourself. I’ll still mail you a dsp share as outlined below if your order is over $150.

Click here to see the project I created during the event!

Thanks for supporting the Global SU Share Fair group!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley