Paper Crafting Blog Bling Spotlight


I hope you are enjoying our Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop featuring BLING. 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 Sandra Robert’s blog where she lives in the UK. She had a fabulous project!

My project needed a little something off to the left of the focal point. I created mossy meadow leaves by repeatedly stamping an image over whisper white leaves. A self adhesive backed Designer Element adds interest to the Petal Pink bow.

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all the supplies used…Wink of Stella Glitter Brush run over the flower petals would increase the wow factor too. Wink is hard to photograph because it has a light glimmer sheen.

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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.


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

Sandra Roberts

Shirley Merker  YOU ARE HERE!

Tracy Held

Sue Boerner

Sandy Ward

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

Rubber Rummage Sale!


Retired stamp sets, papers and assorted supplies need to find new homes. Maybe yours?!? Sale hours are Tuesday, July 16th, 3:30-7pm, Wednesday, July 17th, 8am-7pm, Thursday and Friday, July 18th and 19th, 8am-4pm. I am around on Saturday and Sunday too. Just ask for an appointment time.

Click the Contact button above to let me know you are shopping and what time. I’ll relay my address then. Thanks for shopping the sale!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

P.S. I took photos of current stock but added more items after I took the photos. My living room is full so hopefully you can find something to add to your stash!


July Card Buffet New Dates!


Card designs feature NEW catalog products! Session times are Thursday, July 18th, 6:30-8:30pm and Friday, July 19th, 9-11am and 1-3pm.

Thursday evening is being hosted by Carol a few blocks from where I live close to Buck and Honey’s restaurant. She reserved the spacious community room in her apartment complex for us to spread out. If you can attend the Thursday session to help make this event a success, Carol and I would appreciate it! If you are free on Friday, July 19th instead, we are back to my house for the Friday sessions.

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. Cost is $20.

Let me do the prep work for you! Add additional kits for $1 per kit.

Adhesives are $5 extra or bring your own. I’ll have new packages of glue dots, dimensionals, liquid glue, tear n tape and SNAIL for 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 online using the host code UT6QMNRZ 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 Tuesday, July 16th, 8am, 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

Ribbon and Paper Shares!


Look at all those fabulous colors, patterns and textures! These can be yours by purchasing a ribbon or paper share. Purchase both shares and receive 2 sheets of 12×12 inch Magnolia Lane designer series paper as shown in the upper left of the photo.

I love using our ribbons and designer series papers because they are flat and can be easily mailed. A little snip of ribbon or strip of paper patterns can quickly make your card zoom to wow in seconds. You’ll love them for these reasons too;)

Purchase a new ribbon share and this pretty display can sit on your stamp table for ease of use. Or pick the ribbon packaging option in the upper photo.

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A ribbon share includes 16 yards of new ribbon, 1 yard each of the new styles for $20.

A designer series paper share includes 6×12 inch pieces of every new patterned paper package plus the new peacock foils and colored vellums. The larger 6×12 inch pieces allow for additional creativity.

A paper share includes all the patterns you below. Plus, the upper four rows are double sided. So if you don’t like one side, you will love the other! A share is $50. Split a share with a stamping friend! Just ask that I cut the share into 6×6 inch pieces.

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Shares can be picked up at my house or I can deliver in the Durand area. Payment is due upon reserving your shares. Click the Contact button above to reserve your shares!

Thanks for enjoying paper crafting with me!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Scrapbook with Me!


Edit: To accommodate busy summer schedules, Scrapbook with Me dates have changed:
New session dates are Thursday, July 18th, 6:30-8:30pm and Friday, July 19th, 9-11am and 1-3pm.
Thursday is being held a few blocks from my house. I’ll give you address details when you RSVP. Friday sessions are back to my house.

So what to do with all the new pretty papers, rolls of ribbons and ever so lovely embellishments? You could create some greeting cards to share with friends but then you would not have them to enjoy in years to come.

How about joining me to scrapbook our favorites? On future rainy days, we can pull out the books, enjoy the stories behind the photos and remember times of past. I’ll do the page prep work, you add your photos and stories.

Each month will feature a different designer series paper pack and coordinating cardstock and embellishments. You will create 3, 2 page 12×12 inch layouts.

To help you visualize what a layout is, this butterfly layout below is 1, 2 page 12×12 inch layout. You would create 3 of these layouts during class. Each layout would have a different theme.

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I provide all the supplies to create the layout in kits according to the samples.

You provide your favorite adhesives. I recommend a tape runner, glue dots, tear n tape and dimensionals. I’ll have new packages of adhesives available if you forget yours or need to replenish your supply.

Cost is $25 which is due 2 weeks prior to Scrapbook Day. I am going to try something different and host Scrapbook Day on the third Wednesday of the month (see above for July date changes) with drop in times available from 9:30am to 7pm. I hope the mid-week time will work for you. If you prefer a different time, just ask! I might be able to accommodate your request.

Scrapbook Days through the end of 2019 are August 21st, September 18th, October 16th, November 20th, December 18th. Commit to all 6 days and receive a thank you gift at the December 18th Scrapbook Day.

To RSVP or ask questions, click the Contact button above. Hope to scrapbook with you soon!

Super Awesome Scrapbooker Shirley