Gift from one business to another

Stampin’ Up! hosted a virtual cruise in May instead of hosting us on a boat or resort. It was my first cruise earned in my 18 years and counting career as an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. So I was a tiny bit disappointed to not be able to experience it in person where I did not have to cook for a week;) Yes, you know I am foodie and make good meals and treats. But having to not cook for a week sounds amazing! Anyhoo…

We received a compensation payment along with a box of spa gifts including a spa robe, coffee mugs, candle, air pods and a product credit.

I have been mulling options for where to invest the payment and have opted to make a gift from my Stampin’ Up! business to my honey beekeeping business. This shiny metal cylinder was just picked up yesterday.

It’s a honey extractor which will allow me to bottle honey this year instead of selling cut comb. All that golden goodness in bottles is a pretty prospect! If you are local to me and want to reserve a bottle, click the contact button and let me know to place you on the list.

I had such fun gifting the crush and strained honey last year as shown in this photo.

Having an extractor will allow me to return the empty comb back to the bees so they don’t have to work so hard at making honey. This a full frame of capped honey which holds about 8 pounds of honey. The top wax “cap” is scrapped off. Then the frame is placed in the extractor and spun. Out flows the honey from bottom honey gate after it passes through a few screens.

My cruise payout is an investment that will help me grow my beekeeping and honey producing business at a faster and more productive rate. Here is a photo of the bees working the frames and building the precious comb that will eventually hold the nectar, bee babies, bee bread and honey.

If you are interested in seeing me work my horizontal hives and all the associated parts to growing an apiary, check out my Youtube channel, Beelog with Super Bee Shirley and BBS Bees through the video below. Gotta do something when I am not in the stamp room! Climbing into a hot bee suit is where it’s at! Thank you Stampin’ Up! for the generous payout!

Super Bee Shirley and BBS Bees

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Free Shipping on Tuesday June 21st!

Use the cost of shipping to add more items to your shopping cart because you receive free shipping with qualifying orders that are opened and closed on Tuesday, June 21, 2022! Promotion details are below.

  • Free shipping applies after the qualifying amount has been met.
  • The minimum qualifying amount to receive free shipping is $75 or more (before tax).
  • Free shipping only applies during the 24-hour period the promotion is live. This means that the order must be opened on June 21st and closed by June 21st, 11:59pm mountain time.
  • Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions ordered through my online store are eligible for FREE shipping under the same rules as all other Stampin’ Up! items during the promotion.
  • The free shipping promotion does not cover the additional cost for expedited shipping.

Use this link to place your order on Tuesday which is associated with my current host code: link is here. Remove the host code if your order is over $150 excluding tax, so you can redeem the host rewards yourself. Either case earns you a free, emailed pdf idea file from me as a thank you for using a host code or placing a large order gift.

Let me know if you have any questions,

Thanks for shopping with me!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Paper Crafting Blog Hop With Sympathy


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 sympathy themed projects to share with you. You may have arrived from Krissi’s blog. Hop all the way around using the Next buttons until you get back to me so you see it all!

It’s nice to have a stack of sympathy cards on hand that are ready to be mailed. I mixed the white washed designer series paper from the Heart and Home package with Nature’s Prints stamp set, Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon, Night of Navy ink and Gray Granite cardstock.

A left over, negative, die cut Sun Prints designer series paper was cut in half and tucked along either side of the card to pull in the blue tones of the design.

Thanks for hopping with us each month. Now click on the next image to zoom to Julia’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!

Julia Quinn

Annette McMillan

Julia Mazur

Terri Stewart

Nancy Reynolds 

Tracy Held

Maureen Rauchfuss

Krissi Hannahs

If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours. Order the products used in my project by clicking on the Shop Now button on the right side of my blog.

Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount and the $99 Starter Kit offer along with the bonus offer of a bundle of new In Colors products? Click here for details on what Stampin’ Up! offers in your welcome kit and the bonus offer. Join my Super Awesome Stampers Team for the best benefits! I offer virtual support and snail mailed greeting cards and kits too.

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

WooHoo Weekend One Sleep Left!

My demonstrator friends and I have lots of video demonstrations, tips and tricks to share during our first WooHoo Weekend featuring the new annual catalog products. I start the event at noon, central time on June 10th using the Hello Ladybug bundle which includes a stamp set and punch.

Let me know if I should invite you to the private Facebook group if you are customer or downline team member of mine.

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Kits Collection BOGO Sale

The Kits Collection is having a buy one kit and get the second kit 50% off sale! This is the perfect time to buy kits to share with friends and family. Kits are all-inclusive projects and make great creative gifts that are nicely priced too.

Kits Collection are exclusively available through my online store and while supplies last. Check out the collection by clicking here. This link is associated with my current host code. Keep the host code on your order if it’s under $150 excluding shipping and tax. Remove the host code if your order is over $150 so you can enjoy all the host rewards yourself. Either case will earn you an emailed pdf idea file filled with 15 projects!

Second order of business is that Woohoo Weekend kicks off at noon, central time on June 10th with my segment. Would you like to join the group? Please send me a message asking for an invitation to join the private Facebook group if you are a customer of mine or my downline team member. There will be lots of demonstrations, tips and tricks through mid-day Saturday. Review the content during and after the event is over since it’s all saved in the group. Hope you will join me there!

Thanks for stamping with me today!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley