Just a Note – A Study in Pink

This card is so fabulous that it is going to get a blog post all by itself! Kay Messling stamped this card and CASED it from PGPapercrafts. Let’s start to appreciate this card by noting the layers and lots of them!

pink pirouette cardstock is the base and flower along with ink splatters

sahara sand is the cardstock mat layer and was also used on the Timeless Texture stamps

whisper white cardstock is the perfect canvas for stamping

whisper white cardstock also used to cut the flower center and leaf

linen thread was artfully crossed under the white perfect accent

Kay said to gently run a bone folder along the linen thread to slightly curl it

Just a Note stamped in your favorite black ink pad


I am pretty sure I am going to CASE this CASE! Good reason to use the stamp set Timeless Textures. I may even keep the pink pirouette even though pink is my least favorite color. I think this card will look just as fabulous in sweet sugarplum. What color would you create it in?

Here are a few of the products used to create this card. Let me know if you need help finding any of these products or placing an order at my online store. Thanks!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley





#GivingTuesday for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison

Stampin’ Up! is a national sponsor of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison. My Super Awesome Stampers team and friends have been actively supporting the house through Cards for a Cause events, an evening meal in August and assembling cards to go kits that are included in welcome bags.

Paper Pumpkin is an easy addition to the welcome bags which house guests receive upon check in. Paper Pumpkin is a complete paper crafting kit offering a diversion for families while their children receive treatment at near by hospitals. It is compact, portable and contains an instructional flyer. Stampin’ Up! does the prep work by cutting and scoring cardstock, diecutting shapes and including adhesive too. For $20 plus tax to the shipping address, it is a great kit for kids and adults alike!

Would you like to donate a Paper Pumpkin box this Giving Tuesday to RMHC of Madison? Go to my online store here and purchase a prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription using hostess code JPD94W9. Only subscriptions purchased with this hostess code will be delivered to RMHC of Madison.

I’ll include a clear block to mount the stamps on if needed for every PP purchased using this hostess code. To redeem your subscription, contact me for the shipping address prior to following the directions included in your order confirmation email to redeem your promo code. Boxes will be delivered to me so I can add the clear block. I will then deliver the stack to RMHC of Madison.

Thanks for taking part in Giving Tuesday!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

P.S. If you don’t know what Paper Pumpkin is, watch this short video to see the November kit in action!

Floral Suite

See the silver metallic thread, organza ribbon and basic pearl on this card from Lisa Reggie? Non-paper embellishments elevate a design and make a card look complete. The Floral Suite products make easy crafting since they are designed to coordinate.


This card has a fancy fold stamped by Robin Vought. I’ll put it on my youtube video to do list. The double baker’s twine bow balances the Floral Suite patterns. Nice touch!


Last, Joyce Hall created this card using sweet sugarplum cardstock, ink and ribbon.


Thanks for stopping by to be inspired by more Onstage swaps!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Here’s to You

Ohhh…I like this one! Cheryll Steinke participated in a swap organized by me at Onstage and contributed this card. She used the power of 3, many times. I spy 3 repetitions of 3. How many do you spy? I see a fourth one as I type this, the paisley flower stamp, the paisley framelit and the paisley designer series from the Petals and Paisleys Suite, pages 46 and 47 of the holiday catalog.


Kim Vale created this fun fluttering background using aluminum foil and copper embossing powder. Try using our silver foil sheets instead since they are quite heavy and may be easier to heat emboss with.


Flourising phrases and Flourish thinlits combine with Affectionately Yours designer series paper for this design from Chris Wedell. See how she used enamel shapes inside the flower and also next to the sentiment to add interest.


Hope you enjoyed today’s installment of Onstage 2016 swaps! Let me know if you need help placing an order though my online store. Thanks!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley



Thankful Grateful Blessed

When demonstrators gather, we swap! I’ll be sharing swaps I received at the Madison Onstage November 2016 event over the next few weeks. You can order all supplies through my online store here. Let me know if you need help identifying products.

We start with fallish themes with a design from Debra Geier. Interesting that I picked her swap to post first since she organized the swap. Thanks Debra for organizing!


Linda Hartwich swapped autumn leaves…11-25-2016-3-001

LuAnn Kranz created bird on a branch…sounds like a fancy art installation!


Check back tomorrow for more swaps!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley



Wonderful Winterland Paper Pumpkin Party

We will be enjoying leftovers for the next few days so that gives me time to focus on stamping. I’ll be sharing holiday card designs here so check back for inspiration. If you are on Facebook, my blog posts to my business Facebook page so you can view it there if that is more convenient for you (and like my page!). Now on the Paper Pumpkin Party details!

Does sharing a Wonderful Winterland Paper Pumpkin Party with your friends sound like a fun way to get us in the festive spirit? You can share your holiday decorations, favorite hobby with your friends and host an ugly sweater contest all during the PPP! I’ll bring supplies for 7 stampers using the Wonderful Winterland Paper Pumpkin kit. Here is a link to the Youtube video showing the fabulous projects created using this kit.

This offer is only good for a PPP held by December 14th. Contact me if you want to snag this party. I only have 1 party available so I’ll share it with the first host that contacts me!

Remember, a Paper Pumpkin subscription is the perfect holiday gift too! Sized at 1, 3, 6 and 12 month options. All subscription purchases can be added to your party sales to increase your host benefits! Contact me now to book your Paper Pumpkin Party!


Super Awesome Stamper Shirley and yes, I’ll be wearing an ugly sweater at your party!


Online Extravaganza equals Super Savings for You!

If you prefer to shop online this week, Stampin’ Up! has rolled out the sales for you! My online store will have complete details posted on Monday, November 21st, 1:01am (central time) which is when you can place your order for these sweet deals!

Some fine print to ensure your ordering success:

• Promotion period: November 21-28, 2016
You must use the bundle item codes provided for bundled items. Discounts will not be applied if individual item numbers are entered separately.
Some bundles have been created exclusively for Online Extravaganza and will not be available after the promotion ends.
There is no minimum purchase required in order to receive the discounted price.
Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
• Discounts range from 10-40 percent and may vary per market.
• During Online Extravaganza, a selection of past Paper Pumpkin kits and refill kits will be available to both subscribers and non-subscribers.
Online Extravaganza includes two 24-hour sales. Please place your order early for best selection since some items are while supplies last.
• The first 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (MT, mountain time) on November 21 and   runs through 11:50 PM (MT) that same day.
• The second 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (MT) on November 28 and
runs through 11:50 PM (MT) that same day.

I strongly recommend that you place your own orders through my online store so that you receive the Online Extravaganza items you wish since my office hours are limited this week. You can add Clearance Rack and the new Stitched Framelits to your order as well!

Please use hostess code JPD94W96 when placing an online order under $150. If your order is over $150, do not use the code since you get to spend all the host rewards. If you would like your own host code to share with your friends so you can earn greater host rewards, just ask for one!

Click this link for a list of the Online Extravaganza items so you can make your list now!

Happy Shoppin and Stampin!

Super Awesome Shirley!


#Onstage 2016 Celebrating You!

What a whirl of a weekend while Stampin’ Up! was in town for Onstage 2016 convention! I’ll share highlights in this post and then add more details thoughout this week.

Our convention bag is always a fun way to start the event. Inside are brand new products for the spring catalog and our name tag. Shhh…don’t tell SU, but I think I was most looking forward to the name tag because the one I was using was looking a little worn! The name tag is even laminated!


Let’s back up a few hours prior to getting the convention bag. I was selected as a display stamper. Here I am with my samples on the top part of the board using real red, old olive and delightful dijon. It was fun to receive a box of brand new supplies to play with. I had to keep the products and projects top secret until they were revealed at Onstage. My Mom did not even get a sneak peek!


Friday night was pampering and learning for leadership called Centre Stage. I have a team of Super Awesome Stampers so I qualified for this free event! Yahoo!



The tables for Saturday’s all demonstrator event looked a little different with gifts for my downline and supplies for the make-n-takes!


My team that attended Onstage! Kay is top left, my sister Tricia is top right, then me and Andrea seated next to me.


Although the value of the training, make-n-takes and product give-aways are worth the registration fee, all of my team earned this day for free! Super Awesome! Let me know if you want to attend Onstage 2017 in April in the Twin Cities. I’ll help you earn it for free!

Check back this week for more Onstage photos and sneak peeks at the spring Occasions catalog and Sale-a-bration brochure!

But you don’t have to wait to see more…Andrea has shared on her blog too! Click below to “hop” to her blog!


Happy Stampin!


Fun Fridays Returns with CentreStage Local Tonight!


So excited that Stampin’ Up! is in Madison this weekend! I have earned Centre Stage tonight which is an evening of pampering and learning for demonstrators that have a team. And I have a Super Awesome Stampers Team!

I’ll report what we are allowed to throughout the weekend. Since we are a global company, we are considerate of not spoiling with sneak peeks for those that are out of our time zones. Expect inspirational posts next week when we can share more!

I’ll be resting this afternoon because Saturday is a full day as well. I first need to finish setting up for my Card Buffet on Sunday. I’ll share what I can at the Card Buffet so I hope you are joining us then!