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