Over the river and through the woods, to the cheese factory we go…

Over the river and through the woods to 2 Grandmother’s houses we go…and along the way, we make stops. Not for hot chocolate but for cheese! I noted this shop on my route to the festivities and stopped on the way back.

Where in the World are we? They had large viewing windows sharing the planks of cheese wheels which would have been a perfect photo op. But I did not bring my catalog inside with me. The parking lot was ice sheets so I opted for this photo from my car instead on my way out.


I purchased the black mustard, mustard melange and honey clover cheeses which will be oh so good on grilled cheeses!

Comment below if you know what town I was in and what your favorite variety of cheese from this shop is!

That Gingerbread Designer Series Paper

Yesterday I shared that I love the gingerbread pattern on the Candy Cane Lane designer series paper. Today I have a 6×3 greeting card to share using 2 other patterns from this package. We have a coordinating gingerbread stamp set and punch that made creating with this suite of products fun!


the inside…


Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Will you be my neighbor?

Every year when I prepare my holiday neighbor gifts, the Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood song plays in my head. I hear, “will you be mine, will you be mine, won’t you be my neighbor?” Not sure if those are the lyrics but that is what I remember.

I decided not to bake sweets this year opting instead to gift a trio of hand stamped greeting cards. Included were 2 birthdays and 1 thank you card plus their holiday card. Ok, the real reason I gifted this package was so that I could use the gingerbread patterned paper since I like that pattern so much. I’ll be hoarding what I have left until a good amount makes it onto a scrapbook page!


So won’t you be my neighbor?

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

3rd Day of Parade of Holiday Cheer

The Ugly Sweater Addition! I so love the cable knit embossing folder. I see more creations using this folder during the upcoming winter months!

Here are 2 designs that my Mom and I whipped out for a card exchange with her stampin friends. Although the patterned paper is retired Stampin’ Up!, we had to go outside of Stampin’ Up! for bling!


Yes, those are mini, real ugly sweaters! Mom has the greatest props!

Rudolph and the reindeer gang card was created by Cheryl Wenker.


Last, this design is not so ugly and shares the versatility of our stamp sets. The Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set has images of Rudolph, Santa, Gingi, Bear and this Eskimo. The same punch cuts all these images as well!


Eskimo was created by an unknown designer. Let me know if it was you so I can give you credit!

I hope you enjoyed my Parade of Holiday Cheer! Not sure if I will create any more posts before this weekend, so I’ll say Merry Christmas to you!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

P.S. I do have an idea for one more post. It involves the story of why half of you will receive your Christmas cards next week. So if you have not already received your card from me, you are in that group! It’s a groaner for sure!

2nd Day of Parade of Holiday Cheer

Welcome Back to my Parade of Holiday Cheer! I am featuring holiday swaps received during #Onstage November 2016 in Madison. Enjoy!

Rachel Durtschi created and colored this fabulous card! She used our new stitched framelits which are in next year’s annual catalog but Stampin’ Up! released the set early. We have promptly sold out of several shipments with the next shipment in stock in January. Would be a good purchase during Sale-a-bration!


Cheryll Steinke created next card with the santa’s sleigh stamp. I love the red glimmer paper berry detail. The oval layering which includes a layer of red glimmer paper provides perfect balance for the pine bough. Cherry cobbler and garden green coordinating products make this card one to be placed in the annual decorations!


Lovely as a Tree stamp set is still a top seller and for good reason. It has classic, realistic looking images. Sharon Kaldenberger created this one using emerald envy ink and ruched ribbon/ruban ruche/ruschenband. I can’t offer the Japanese translation though! We share and sell across the globe, maybe in your country!


The next card is from an unknown designer. She placed the Santa’s Sleigh thinlet tree back inside the cut opening. It now has a 3-D effect! Neato!


The last one for today is from Norma Artman. She added lots of details using the Star of Light product bundle. The fancy fold opens to reveal a message in the middle panel. Nice job Norma!


That’s it for today! Check back tomorrow for the ugly sweater addition!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley