If I were pearls, where would I be?

Here is the follow up to my Facebook Live post last week where I shared a sneak peek of the design for my monthly team cards. I was also playing a game with myself that I know you can relate too! It is called, if I were a supply, where would I be? The game starts with me standing in the middle of my stamping room and scanning all surfaces with my eyes. I think back to when I last used the supply and then I can usually find it pretty quickly. This method did not work this time though! Those pearls were hidden good!

I had looked several times throughout the day for the pearls so decided to look again the next morning. Within 30 seconds of looking the next morning, I found the pearls! So I was off to finish the cards and they went out via snail mail shortly after.

If you join my team in June, you will receive this card too! Let me know if you want to meet at the new Greenbush Bakery location to discuss being a demonstrator. We can stamp a donut paper project while we chat too.

I thought I would share the card assembly progress in photos so hope you like the behind the scenes looks!

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My Super Awesome Team Members enjoy about a card in their snail mailbox a month from me. Sound like a super awesome perk me up? Join my team today to start perking!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

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New Catalog Host Rewards

Browsing through the new catalog is an exciting time. It takes me several looks before I grab paper and a pen to formulate my shopping list. The Coffee Suite tops my list!

Stampin’ Up! wants to help us move more products from our shopping lists to our stamping rooms. So during the month of June, hosts earn $35 more in rewards for having a $350 party. Sweet!

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Host events can be in person while sharing a Paper Pumpkin Night Out, a mini Card Buffet, Scrapbook 101 or online through a Facebook event. Hosts can also simply send an email to friends asking them to order online using a host code.

Ready to host to help you earn more host rewards so you can enjoy some extra free products? Super Awesome! If you contact me today to set a date, you will receive a ribbon share from me as a thank you for hosting!

Looking forward to your June party with friends!

Shirley

Last Chance Ordering

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Hello There!

Our annual catalog sales period is almost at an end. Sigh…Tuesday, May 31st is the last day to order from this catalog. Retiring (and clearance rack) items are available while supplies last so I encourage you to order online and would like to reward you for doing so!

Please use hostess code U4DFR2J2 when placing your $50 or more order through my online store here. If your order is over $150, do not use the hostess code since I want you to spend all the stampin rewards.

Fine Print:

Orders must be placed by noon on May 31st through my online store. Look for my name in the upper right corner at my online store so you know you are ordering through me.

Orders must use hostess code U4DFR2J2. Exception is if orders are over $150 (see above).

Paper Pumpkin 1, 3, 6 and 12 month subscriptions count the same as actual product orders!

You earn 6 sheets of designer series paper, a ribbon share or some other fabulous brand new product from my reward basket for every $50 in online orders.

We must see each other to pick out your reward. If you live too far away for a personal visit, then I will snail mail 6 sheets of DSP to you.

You can stop at my house to pick out your reward item and your brand new 2017-2018 catalog shortly after you place your order.

Happy Online Shoppin’ and have a nice weekend!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am also considering rolling out an online ordering reward system so this past month has been a test for this program.

Senior Stampers are Super Awesome!

I have visited the New Perspective in Senior Living community twice a month almost since they opened. When I initially toured the community, I thought I was just touring to see if I could hold stamping events there. Turned out, the activity director wanted me to lead greeting card making events for the residents!

I have since expanded sharing at many other senior living communities that will take a chance at trying this activity with their residents. The residents are happy to take away cards they can mail and frequently have stories to share about loved ones appreciating getting mail from them.

Most of today’s stampers agreed to being in photos and I remembered to take them! So here are the super awesome stampers from New Perspective!

Melody (on left) stamps on her own with Paper Pumpkin and was also featured in a Facebook Live video on my business page about a month ago as mother of the bride being the bridal shower hostess. Yvonne quietly works to make her cards look professional. I think she secretly has an art background and seems to enjoy creating the cards and using the supplies.

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Marion (on the left) has a funny story to tell about all the cards she has given her husband Bob over the years. She has actually only given him a few instead re-using the same card each year.  In my mind, she adds another personal note each year to make the card special. I’ll have to ask her if that is what she did! She said the box of cards has been misplaced so is happy to get some new ones during our sessions.

Shirley is in the middle and does not see too well. Her friend Marge usually attends and they work together to assemble the cards. Marion and I helped her today so her flowers and balloons were going the right way!

Millie just starting attending and always is smiling through the session. I think she likes everything about creating cards, the colors, the textures and the supplies we use are fun!

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Joann and Ruth usually arrive with people in mind to mail their cards to. I try to vary the sentiments and include lots of Happy Birthday designs. IMG_7189

I included a bonus gift box in today’s session. I repurposed the flowers from the decorations from Melody’s daughter’s bridal shower. The pearl on the vase flower decoration was too thick to mail with one stamp. Added a snippet of antique ribbon and they have a summery gift box in case they need it.

My Senior Living Stampers are Super Awesome! I enjoy my time with them! Thanks for stamping with me!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Creativity Starts with a Kit!

A Paper Pumpkin Kit that is! If you have a list of reasons why you are not being creative, how about trying out a kit where all the planning and prep work has been done so you get to the fun stamping sooner. It arrives in your mailbox once a month, is compact and transportable to your summer destinations. People of all ages and creativity experiences can enjoy creating with this kit.

Sounds like something you would like to try? Yes, Please! Well, Paper Pumpkin is on sale too for first time customers!

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First-time customers get an introductory 25% off for June, July, and August! Use promo code STARTHERE at the Paper Pumpkin website here. Please make sure I have been selected as your demonstrator so that you can also take advantage of receiving free designer series paper from me!

And the fine print:

 

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription.
  • Receive 6 sheets of 12×12 designer series paper from me when meeting the above requirements. We need to see the white’s of each other’s eyeballs to redeem the free dsp. I can snail mail it as well for those living outside my delivery zone.

In addition, Stampin’ Up’s Youtube Paper Pumpkin channel is loaded with a short video on how to assemble the kit in case you need more direction than the flyer included in the kit. Here is the link to the Youtube channel.

For the experienced paper crafter, Pinterest offers loads of photos of alternate Paper Pumpkin projects using supplies already in your stash. Check it out!

I hope you agree that Paper Pumpkin is an easy creativity option for your summer fun!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

 

You Soar High Above the Rest Rob!

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My nephew Rob finished another few years of college beyond his first degree at the Carroll College graduation ceremony yesterday. He is now a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Insert clapping here! Good thing because I just learned on Friday that my toes may need physical therapy. My toes?!? Yes, you read that right and that was my reaction too. Rob called it pre-hab. Oh the joys of the Merker toes!

This was Rob in line to get his diploma and sash conferred.

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His shirt was watermelon wonder colored so he was on trend! There may have even been some peek-a-boo peach, dapper denium and smoky slate in his bow tie. His sash was a hue of sage shadow so mom Tricia (my sister) will treasure that sash forever!

Good Luck to all the graduates as they start their next phase on life’s journey!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Where in the World is the SU Catalog?

Today’s location is easy, MY HOUSE! A stack of brand new 2017-2018 annual catalogs arrived yesterday via the UPS truck. The delivery was early in the day so I had the finish my work before I could plunk down and enjoy paging through. The ideas showcasing our product line are super awesome!

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Need a copy of the catalog? Visit me, host a party, place an order are all ways you can receive your own copy as a thank you for supporting my business.

Today’s look through will include making a shopping list. Designer Series Paper is always at the top of my list! Fabulous designs and color combinations make project creation easy when using our papers. What is at the top of your list? Leave a comment below with your pick.

Have a nice day and include some stamping in it!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Fly Away with Fun Fridays

I snail mailed these cards to members of my Super Awesome Stampers team earlier this week. So everyone should have received one by now so I can reveal the design and the fun postage stamps!

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One of the perks of being on my team is receiving about a card a month in your snail mail box. A fun surprise that shows up to brighten your day! If this perk sounds like something you would enjoy, ask me how to become a part of my team.

Have a Super Awesome Weekend!

Shirley

Your invitation to the Card Buffet!

Getting an invitation is a nice way to know that someone wants to spend time with you. Whether it is to go for a walk, an errand run or another Big Adventure (my Mom’s code word for just about anything that involves car travel), it is usually more fun when done with more than one.

Is today the day you accept my Super Awesome Card Buffet invitation? Before you discount your creativity abilities, consider that the supplies to create the cards in the photos below are prepared by me in neat kits. You just have to stamp and assemble. We also use some fun tools like the Big Shot and punches to create the focal points.

Sounds like something you want to try? Super Awesome! RSVP for one of these sessions: Saturday, May 13th, 9-11am and Thursday, May 18th, 9-11am, 1:30-3:30pm, 6-8pm. I can pack up and bring a mini buffet to you and your friends at a time that works for you. Just ask!

Please RSVP with design picks 2 days prior to your session so I can have enough kits ready and a station reserved for you.

Order as cake, tools, fish.

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Order as starburst, rhinestone flourish, wisteria wonder flowers.

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Order as dragonfly, bridge, umbrella, hot air balloon. Returning from past buffets because I have not broken down the supply tubs!

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Create 10 cards with envelopes for $20. I can provide adhesive for $3 or bring your own. Additional projects can be purchased for $1.50 per project.

Earn extra kits by placing an order during the event, prepaying, being new to stamping with me, bringing friends with you that have not stamped with me before.

Members of my Super Awesome Stampers Team also get an extra card kit!

Thank You for accepting my Card Buffet invitation!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

P.S. I just ordered the new 2017-2018 annual catalogs! Stampers at the May Card Buffet will be able to take a catalog with them, while supplies last!