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.

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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.

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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!

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Ronald and Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

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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