Help Me Avoid Housework!

Welp, I have carpet cleaning on the schedule for this weekend which I’ll gladly push off to a different fall day. It’s a little early to get the house ready for the next season anyway:) I would like to instead prep kits for you! I have 3 virtual events where I can help you push off your fall cleaning too;) Maybe the dust bunnies will skitter away on their own. A girl has to have dreams!

But seriously, I have a Friday Night In planned with my co-host Tracy from Australia on October 2nd, 6-8pm. Yes, it’s next week! I ship USPS 3 day so order as late as Monday night and the kits should arrive to you in time. If not, videos will be available on replay. Click on the photo below for the Fall and Spring Fling Online Retreat details.

October 3rd is World Card Making Day. Gather with me virtually to create these greeting cards/party favors/gift card holders. Click the photo below for details.

If you are already thinking into the next season for your greeting card making needs, my Canadian co-host, Elizabeth and I will be showcasing the Snowflake Splendor Suite during our Sunday afternoon Up North Stamp-a-Stack retreat. Click the photo below for details.

Your kit order helps me avoid the dust bunnies, even for a little bit and every kit order helps me stay in business. So please share these stamp-at-home opportunities with your paper crafting friends! Thanks and looking forward to stamping with you then!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley Merker

P.S. Register for all events by clicking the Contact me button on my blog or Message button on Facebook. Thank You for ordering and sharing!

Stamp Set Flash Sale On Wednesday

For 24 hours on 23 September—from 12:00 AM to 11:50 PM (MT) online, a select number of cling and photopolymer stamp sets from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog will be available for purchase at a 15% discount. Click here during that time frame to shop the sale. This link uses host code J3AN72RB and earns you a pdf tutorial if your order is over $50 excluding shipping and tax.

Thanks for shopping!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Forever Greenery Suite Showcase

I prepared a very large pile of Forever Greenery paper crafting kits in my stamp space in Wisconsin over the course of 4 days for the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo Mega Make-n-Take event. Yes, it takes me that long to assemble the kits! It’s just me cutting and scoring cardstock, sectioning out ribbon lengths, calculating how many sheets of patterned paper to cut and then checking twice so I cut in the right place!

The kits were shipped via USPS to the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo headquarters in California where the crew there did the final gathering of kits from the other vendors into shipping boxes. Then, it was on to your house! I hope you enjoy creating along with us today.

If you missed getting a kit, I have 2 Online Retreats in October where you pre-purchase the kits from me. Then, join us online for the retreat from the comfort of your own home. Fall and Spring Fling Friday Night In is October 2nd with a mix of the 2 seasons because my co-host is located in Australia! Click here for details.

Up North Stamp-a-Stack is all about the Snowflake Splendor Suite. My co-host is from Canada so we opted for an up north theme. Join us on October 18th for a fun afternoon. Click here for details. I hope you can join us for one or both retreats. Registration fee is discounted when signing up for both retreats at once. Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are welcome to attend and could be the starting point for you to offer your own retreats.

Now back to what I am showcasing during the SSE event today. Here are three potential designs included in the kit from me.

My video segment is at 2:30pm central time today and can be viewed via these Stamp and Scrapbook Expo at home links:



Thank you for supporting my business through your online order and/or attending my October Online Retreats!

Click the Contact button on my blog or PM me in Facebook if you want to register for my online retreats or have questions about placing orders or being a member on my Super Awesome Stamper Team. Stampin’ Up! is offering a new demonstrator promotion which ends September 30th making it easy for you to join my team! Click here for details and scroll to the Get and Go Starter Kit Promotion for details.

Happy Stampin!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Get and Go with Bonus Products in your Starter Kit

You have the annual and August-December catalog all marked with your shopping list. Welp, is your order greater that $99? You might consider joining my Super Awesome Stampers Demonstrator Team instead of placing your order through my online store. Stampin’ Up! is including the products in the photo below in your starter kit if you sign up by September 30th. It’s a promotion to fabulous to miss! Click here to go to my website and then click Join for the full details.

Are you passing on the demonstrator opportunity and have an order greater than $150? Then click on this link to zoom to my online so I can great credit for your purchase. I’ll mail you a Pumpkin Spice thank you card for ordering!

Please contact me if you have questions about the new demonstrator promotion or placing orders. Have a nice day!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Paper Crafting Blog Hop Gift Bow Builder Punch


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 fun projects and design styles to share with you showcasing our fabulous punches. You may have arrived from Annette McMillan’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

I opted to use the Gift Bow Builder punch, the Celebration Labels dies and coordinating Celebration Tidings stamp set for a 6×8 inch cello bag topper. I slide the Pampered Pets stamp set inside the cello bag to show how large the bag is since the bag is hard to photograph. Create a coordinating gift note to slip inside the bag using the Celebration Labels dies too.

Supplies used to create the bag topper and gift note include products from the Pampered Pets Suite, the patterned paper, real red stitched ribbon and a bone trinket. Other products as shown in the photo below.

I created the kitty cat topper during a Lunchtime Facebook Live after this post was published.

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…

Shirley Merker
Tracy Held
Sue Boerner
Terri Stewart
Katie Johnson
Krissi Hannahs
Sandra Roberts
Sue McDonald
Sandy Ward
Maureen Rauchfuss
Annette McMillan

I’ll be doing a Facebook Live on my page demonstrating how I made the bag topper, only using the kitty print instead, at noon, central time, September 16th. Join me live or on replay. Search for Super Awesome Stamper Shirley Merker on Facebook and you have found my page.

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! A Super Awesome New Demonstrator promotion is going on right now! Click here and scroll to the Get and Go Starter Kit Promotion for details. Offer ends September 30th.

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

Lunchtime Facebook Live link…