Fun Fridays, Share the Fun!

I have been sharing the designs from fellow demonstrators this week and have more designs to share next week. For today, I thought I would share photos of the prep work and also demonstrators that attended the Fall Fling.

I provided 8 make-n-takes and used my tubbing system to make sure all the supplies used for one project could be contained in a tub. Starting from the top left are 2 cards, the holiday catalog dsp share, scrapbook layout (blogged about here), an acetate gift box, a pizza gift box, a sheet of thick whisper white that could be stamped with images from The Little Things stamp set and a Halloween treat bag.


I use rolling suitcases to transport the tubs to the stamping location. Four tubs fit in one suitcase. The Big Shot is strapped to the extended handle. My CentreStage bag is strapped on too. I use the suitcase pockets for grid sheets, catalogs, additional Big Shot platforms, stamp-n-scrubs and mist cleaning bottles. My method of transport is slick!


Some action shots during the gathering. I’ll have to put group photo on the agenda next time!

Hope you enjoyed seeing behind the scenes. If you want to attend our next gathering, contact me to discuss options. Have a nice weekend!

Super Awesome Coordinator Shirley


The Single Lady

Judy Arawinko did a nice job designing this hand stamped greeting card for our shoebox swap. She added the new glimmer enamel shapes to the inside, layered with pool party cardstock, sentiment. The single lady is first stamped on the card base and also stamped on the Delightful Daisy designer series paper. Her dress and hat are fussy cut from the dsp and popped up from the card base using new mini-dimensionals. The single lady is from the stamp set Beautiful You.

You are in luck because starting October 1st, select designer series paper is part of the buy 3, get 1 free sale and the Delightful Daisy dsp is part of the sale!

If you would like to place an order to take advantage of the sale, order on October 1st and please use host code VBM3YAGE. My online store is open 24/7 by clicking on these words. Thanks for your order!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

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A Harvest without all the sneezing

The temperature outside has been creeping up to 90 degrees for several days. I have been hibernating in my house but yesterday thought I would take advantage of the warmer day and started with the garden and yard clean up. Up went some of the tomatoes and the viney pumpkin and gourd plants that had already not liked the cooler overnight temperatures. I took into the house tomatoes and cucumbers I had missed plucking earlier in the week. Those cukes were good with some hummus for a light meal!

As I looked down on my shoes which had been increasingly covered in really rust pollen as I walked through the grass, I thought I would be happy to get inside for an afternoon with the Painted Harvest suite to cool off and enjoy a harvest that will not make me sneeze!

The Painted Harvest bundle includes the Painted Harvest stamp set and leaf punch that you can order at my online store here: click here for online store  The samples in the next few photos were created by home office staff and shared in our holiday catalog.

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Fellow demonstrator Deb Geier created this card to share during our shoebox swap at our all demo meeting.


Lynn Schwiebert created this scrapbook layout that she shared on the display table.


Painted Autumn designer series paper is part of the Painted Harvest suite. Which pattern is your favorite? Mine is the multi colored branches on the fair left. Multi colored patterns means instant pop without effort. Quick, easy and fabulous!

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What will you create with your Painted Harvest bundle that won’t make you sneeze? Add a comment with your ideas.

Super Awesome Sneezer Shirley

My day off and I am still thinking

As I prepare the house and yard for the change of seasons, my hands are busy and my mind has time to think about my stamp business. I have been mulling over how to start online clubs and I have come up with a plan. If you like receiving fun snail mail, an online club is for you!

You would receive card kits and projects that are prepared by me in your snail mail box towards the end of each month. You would use your own stamps, inks, punches or framelits to turn the kits into finished projects. The kits would be prepared just like I do for other events with the supplies needed to finish the card tucked inside its’ envelope.

Your commitment to participate in the club is placing at least a $50 order (excluding shipping and tax) through my online store using an assigned host code for three consecutive months. Your order needs to be placed by the 15th of the month using the assigned host code. You need to contact me (via the Contact me above) to let me know you would like to be a member. Club members will receive host gifts at the end of the three months that have a value of $15. Host gifts will be shares of consumables products. If arranged during your member sign up, host gifts may also include host only stamp sets. Host gifts may increase in value with increased member sign ups.

My commitment is designing and preparing 3 super awesome kits that will be snail mailed to you shortly after the 15th. If you are local, you are welcome to pick up your kits from me for faster service. I will share the photo and/or videos of the projects about the time you would be receiving your kits in your snail mail box.

I’ll share the featured products along with the host code around the 1st of the month so that if you want to duplicate the projects, you will be able to order those products.

The Online Club starts today with sign ups being accepted through October 15th. The host code WQ2QAFVV will remain open through October 15th. If you sign up and place your order by September 30th, I’ll include a bonus 4th project in your October package!

The October Club featured products are the Spooky Cat bundle (item number 146014) and the Pick a Pumpkin bundle (item number 146025, clear mount, or 146024 wood mount). My online store is available by clicking on these words. Make sure to use host code WQ2QAFVV otherwise it won’t count as a club order.

If you are tracking your online orders to take advantage of the Online Shopper Rewards program, club orders will count towards your online shopper rewards!

If this sounds like a club you can try because it fits your busy lifestyle, make sure to contact me using the Contact Me button at the top of the page so we can arrange a few more details. Then, start enjoying kits and products at your front door to assemble when you have the time!

Thanks for joining the club!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley


I Spy Shimmer and Shine

Let’s play a game of noticing which similar products are used on these cards to achieve different looks. Will you play along? Get your spectacles on for I Spy!

I spy 2 different embossing folders: pinewood plank and woodland.

I spy framelits: layering squares, ovals and circles, seasonal layers and eclectic layers.

I spy foil sheets: copper and champagne which shimmer and shine.

I spy stamp sets: Basket of Wishes, Paisleys and Posies and Colorful Seasons.

I spy ribbons: 1/4 inch copper trim and linen thread.

I spy cardstock in colors: early espresso, soft suede, pumpkin pie, very vanilla, crumb cake.

Do you spy two products not used on both cards? The pretty label punch is a new product in our annual catalog. The watercolor pencils were first introduced in the spring catalog so are newish.

These cards were shoebox swaps from our demonstrator meeting that was last Saturday. Angela Bickett designed the “blessed” card. Lori Verdon designed the thinking of you card. My guess is that they never dreamed their cards would be used for a game of I Spy!

Order supplies to recreate these cards at my website here.

Have a nice weekend!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley


Happy Owloween!

Our all demonstrator meeting featured a shoebox swap. All the supplies needed to create the card should fit in a shoebox sized container excluding the Big Shot of course! Kits are prepared just as we would for a customer event with cardstock cut and scored, designer series paper and layers cut to size. We then stamp and assemble each other designs. It’s fun!

I’ll be sharing the shoebox swaps and all of the creativity from the meeting over the next week or two. So check back in for more inspiration. First up are two Happy Owl or Halloween cards.

YvonCarol Hamas designed this card. I love that the Spooky Night designer series paper moons are perfectly positioned so that 16 moons can be cut from one 12×12 inch sheet of paper. Yvon used our new Lemon Lime Twist in color paper to accent the fall colors. Black rhinestone jewels compliment the sentiment by drawing our eye to the bottom of the card, inviting us to peek inside.


Terry Schultz designed the cat card starting with the brick wall embossing folder. She enclosed the moon with a window cut from wood texture designer series paper pack using the Hearth and Home thinlits. Spookiness the cat (the name of the cat in my head, haha!) is punched from the Spooky Night designer series paper. Black mini sequin trim adds a touch of halloweeny on the sentiment strip.


Our Spooky Night suite along with full color samples can be found on pages 52 and 53 of the holiday catalog. Flip the page to 54 and 55 for more fangtastic halloween options. BOO!

Holiday catalogs are online at my store: click here to go to my online store. If you are local and do not already have a demonstrator, I am happy to be yours and provide you with free catalogs for being a customer of mine. Just ask!

Before you place your online order,  make sure to check out my online shopper rewards here. Who loves free product?!! My customers do!

I have lots more inspiration to share from the demonstrator meeting. So keep checking back in! Thanks!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley and Spookiness the cat

Paper Pumpkin visits with Ronald McDonald

I asked my fellow demonstrators to bring Paper Pumpkin kits to our all demonstrator meeting on Saturday. This stack plus pop tabs was delivered to the Madison Ronald McDonald House today. Before I left, there was a note on the stack to please take one.

Guests of the house are welcome to take the kits with them to the hospital or back home with them since the kits are all inclusive and transportable. We hope that the kits provide a diversion from the medical issues they are facing and allow the kids and parents to be creative without a lot of effort or prior paper crafting experience.

I am happy to order kits if you would like to donate as well. You are also welcome to divert a month to my snail address. I’ll add an acrylic block if the kit was purchased through me and deliver the kit to the house. Thanks for your Paper Pumpkin donations!


Ronald and Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

P.S. Full Paper Pumpkin details are available by clicking this link: click over these words.

Order Paper Pumpkin subscriptions through my online store here: click for online store

I appreciate your purchases and will snail mail you a thank you card.

Merry Music Vintage Scrapbook Layout

I love to scrapbook my own memories and also help others scrapbook too. When designing a layout, I look to the photos to pick up the tone of what the photo captured. Laughter needs bright colors and bold patterns to bring out the fun. Winter holidays need reds and greens and a little bit of tinsel trim (yes, we have that in the Holiday catalog, page 21!). Vintage black and white need doilies and darker scrolly and lace pattern paper.

I had the opportunity to coordinate an all demonstrator meeting that was held last Saturday so of course I included a scrapbook layout for a make-n-take. This was the design…

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The patterned paper is from the Merry Music designer series paper pack that is available in the holiday catalog page 13. Sweet sugarplum cardstock lightens up the page along with doilie, bow and ribbons accents.

I filmed a Youtube video so you can easily recreate this layout. Or attend the next Scrapbook in a Day on October 14th or 17th to recreate it yourself. Details for Scrapbook in a Day will be announced this week so stay tuned. In the meantime, enjoy the video!

Super Awesome Scrapbooker Shirley

Fall into Paper Pumpkin Savings!

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Paper Pumpkin is an all inclusive kit that is delivered right to your front door…all for about $20 per month. However, you can fall into savings and receive the September kit for about $10 plus tax! Tuck the kit away until the snow flies or stamp it up as soon as you receive it or gift it away to someone that needs a pick me up.

Stampin’ Up! shares a youtube video once we receive our kits. So if you are a visual learner, we have got you covered! Click here to see the August kit assembled in a short video.

Full details and sign up is through this link: click here to start the fun!

Hurry, offer ends on September 10th!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

I can sneak in a doilie…

I like the chabby chic look because I can add layers and a little bit of lace. Our delicate white doilies are a fine substitute when real lace does not lend itself to the design. I used a full doilie as a layer and then cut a doilie in half to wrap around the coffee cup. Extra details include the gold metallic enamel shapes, a length of 1/4 inch copper ribbon and running the card base through the big shot using the ruffled dynamic embossing folder.

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and a close up of the delicate white doilies I used…

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Look at all these lovely samples created by our home office concept artists. They did a fantastic job helping us see some possibilities using these products.

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Click on this link to see and order all the products in the Coffee Break suite at my online store.

Have you snuck in a doilie on your creation lately? It could just be the easy layer you need to jazz up your project!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley