More Than Chocolate CASEing the Blog Hop Design 11

The word chocolate can be a noun or adjective. This chocolate is so luscious. The cake has chocolatey frosting. I love dark chocolate! Just a few ways the word can be used to convey meaning.

My More Than Chocolate hand stamped greeting card will make you want to seek out your nearest chocolatier shop. A local shop, Chocolate Caper, just opened a second location in my town. Their chocolate is luscious. Another favorite is Gail Ambrosius on Atwood Ave. I love Gail’s dark chocolate with caramel inside! Chocolaterian has yummy chocolatey frosting on their Badger Bites.

My card today was inspired Twila Davis’ Sale-A-Bration blog hop entry. See her star design here with the spiral inside. If you missed our hop with 15 stops, hop along here.

I had window sheets in stock and thought this material would make a good spiral base. So I used the largest circle framelit from the Layering Circles collection to cut a circle of window sheet. I used a paper snips to custom cut the spiral.

The stamped chocolate pieces helped with reducing the scrap pile so that is a bonus! Each mini chocolate is attached to the window sheet spiral with a glue dot. I used the 1 inch circle punch to punch whisper white. This circle was used to cover up the adhesive keeping the spiral attached to the inside of the card directly below the score line. I cleverly covered the glue dot attaching the other end of spiral to the top of the card with another stamped mini chocolate.

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inside of the card…

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outside of the card…The gold doilie just retired so hopefully you still have a few in your stash.

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Supplies used…You can see my work surface which is a large desk blotter. I turn the calendar pages over after the month is done and use it to pre-clean my stamps before I clean them with my stampin scrub and stampin mist. If you have been following my CASEing series, you will see the doggie test run towards the bottom and then faint images from pre-cleaning stamps in the corners.

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Our valentine designer series paper this year is Painted with Love Specialty. It features gold throughout the collection with melon mambo, rich razzleberry and peek-a-book peach combinations. A nice change from real red images.

Thanks for stamping with me today!

The Sale-A-Bration brochure is online at my store here. Customers, hosts and new recruits are rewarded for ordering, party sales and signing up to be a demonstrator on my Super Awesome Stampers team. Check out the brochure and then contact me if you have questions about ordering, hosting or being a demonstrator.

Thanks for stamping with me today. Have a nice weekend!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

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Coffee Cafe CASEing the Blog Hop Design 10

I helped coordinate a Sale-A-Bration 2018 Blog Hop that has 15 stops. If you missed it, click here to hop along.

My design below was CASED from fellow demonstrator Sue Kremer and her Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop entry using Epic Celebrations in real red. You can see her design by clicking here.

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I just used paper and ink so that the Coffee Break designer series paper (dsp) could be enjoyed along with the stamping. The coffee pot print and the blue and white lined print on the card are both from the Coffee Break dsp. The coffee stained photo shoot background is also part of the Coffee Break dsp pack.

Supplies used, really this is it! Oh, and my paper trimmer and scoring tool.

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The supplies shown exceed $50 which is the magic number to earn a Sale-A-Bration reward like the stamp set Epic Celebrations that was featured in Sue’s blog post. The Sale-A-Bration brochure can be found at my online store here. Online and in person party hosts and new recruits are rewarded during Sale-A-Bration too. Check out the brochure through my online store and then contact me with how you would like to start earning your Sale-A-Bration rewards!

Thanks for stamping with me today,

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

DIY striped Bella and Friends CASEing the Blog Hop Design 9

I helped coordinate a Sale-A-Bration 2018 Blog Hop that has 15 stops. If you missed it, click here to hop along. I am CASEing the designs on the hop to show you how to CASE. If you see a design you like but don’t have the supplies on hand, you can substitute with supplies you do have in stock.

My design below was CASED from fellow demonstrator Melanie Coverston and her Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop card entry #2. You can see her design by clicking here.

I made my own striped paper since I did not have striped paper in stock that color coordinated with the other colors on my card. To make your own striped paper, apply ink directly to the Simple Strips embossing folder on the raised stripes side as shown. After inking the embossing folder, place your paper at a diagonal inside the folder before flipping it shut and processing through the Big Shot.

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The resulting diagonal pattern is on the bottom half of the card below.

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I used markers to apply solid color to the images. I used a sponge dauber with crumb cake ink to lightly add fluffiness to the dog. I rolled up the smaller end of the sponge to lightly add always artichoke ink to the turtle head, legs and tail.

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Pretty sure this design will be in the Card Buffet for January 26/27. Would you like to join us? Check out the details for the Card Buffet here.

Let’s Sale-A-Brate! Shop, Host or Join as a member on my Super Awesome Stampers Team! All three actions are rewarded! Please click Contact above if you want to take advantage of offers going on now. Let me know what you more details for.

The Sale-A-Bration brochure and ordering any of the supplies in this post are at my online store here. Join the Fun details are here.

Thanks for stamping with me today!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Just Notecards CASEing the Blog Hop Design 8

I helped coordinate a Sale-A-Bration 2018 Blog Hop that has 15 stops. If you missed it, click here to hop along.

My design below was CASED from fellow demonstrator Sandra Roberts and her Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop entry. You can see her design by clicking here. I decided to use lots of color instead of paper layers on my notecards. This makes for quick thank you cards.

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Supplies used for the flower notecard…

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My second design uses lots of color too.

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Supplies used for the jar notecard…

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Lots of acrylic blocks were used to mount the clear or photopolymer stamps too.

Please go to my online store to purchase any of these products mentioned in this post. Use the January host code if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, do not use the code so you can spend all the host rewards. Need a host code to share with your friends? Click Contact above and I’ll create a host code for you. Review my Online Shopper Rewards before placing orders to see if your order qualifies for my program.

If you want it all, then consider signing up to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator now. During Sale-A-Bration, new recruits select 2 additional stamp sets that will be included in your $99 starter kit order.  Please go to my business website here to review all the details about being a SU demonstrator.

If you have questions about what SU or I offer for support, please click on Contact above and I will answer your questions. I would be happy for you to join (or re-join) my Super Awesome Stampers Team!

Thanks for stamping with me today!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

 

Snowflakes inside but not out, CASEing the Blog Hop Design 7

As I write this post, we have yet to get snow that requires the snow blower to be fired up. I have been surprised when Jim has shoveled the few times we have gotten flakes because they could have just all blown or melted away. We still have many months of winter so I expect the flake count to start adding up. Until then, I will continue to create with my snowflake stamps in my cozy stampin room.

My snowflake design below was CASED from fellow Canadian demonstrator Elizabeth Green and her Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop entry. I mostly followed her card #2 design that you can see by clicking here. I helped coordinate this hop that has 15 stops. If you missed it, click here to hop along.

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Our silver foil sheets emboss beautifully using embossing folders. I used our new Simple Strips embossing folder to draw the eye to the center of the card. The “amazing” was also cut on the silver foil sheet using the Sale-A-Bration Celebrate You thinlits that you can earn for free with qualifying order. I used our fine tip glue pen to adhere “amazing” to the card.

The clear faceted gem adds a nice detail…

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Inside the card is decorated too. The exclamation point requires no additional paper or cutting. The “o” is punched from the “o” in the silver “you”. The top part is punched from the “g” in “amazing” from the card front.

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Supplies used are below plus the Big Shot machine with magnetic and multi purpose platforms. The 3 layering circles framelits are from the Layering Circles framelit collection. 16 circles in that collection so it is a great buy!

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Would you like to enjoy the demo discount just like I do? I welcome and support all types of demonstrators from just buying for myself so the dollars can buy more to holding an event or 2 or wanting to build a business. If you have been a demonstrator before and want to sign up again, I welcome you back to my team!

Sale-A-Bration is the best time to join my Super Awesome Stampers team! During Sale-A-Bration, new demonstrators can choose up to 2 additional stamp sets to add to your $99 starter kit. In addition, you pick which $125 of products you want in your starter kit and enjoy free shipping on the entire box! SU even includes basic business supplies to help you get started if you want to explore the business side.

Please go to my business website here to review all the details about being a SU demonstrator. Sign up is through this website too. If you have questions about what SU or I offer for support, please click on Contact above and I will answer your questions.

Please go to my online store to purchase any of these products mentioned in this post.

Hope you enjoy some snowflakes today whether they are inside or out!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

*Update* It snowed over night. Looks like I’ll be getting out the shovel. Still snowing though so I may wait for a bit. It appears to be light and fluffy. Let’s hope it is to make it an easier job. My front step snowpeeps will be appearing while I am outside as is tradition with the first snowfall!

 

Happy Second Anniversary Tricia! Blog Hop CASE 6

Today is the 2 year celebration of my sister Tricia signing up to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator on my Super Awesome Stampers Team. Congratulations Tricia!

I created this greeting card to celebrate and share with her.

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Tricia likes the warm greens so I picked old olive shades with soft suede carstock. The Sale-A-Bration product Sweet Soiree Memories and More pack has assorted designs already preprinted in old olive, rich razzleberry, peek-a-boo peach and other colors. Here is a sampling from the pack. Both sides are printed so if you don’t like the patterns or sentiments on one side, you can flip it over and use the other side.

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The supplies I used included our Stampin’ Write markers to lightly color the flower swosh on the Happy stamp. The fat tip is for adding color and the fine tip is for writing. Both tips on the same marker makes our markers marvelous. I use the fine tip to color coordinate the personal message included on the inside of the card. I also used the new Simple Strips embossing folder which is not in the photo.

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Did you notice the word anniversary was custom cut using the Lots of Labels framelit that was also used to cut the Happy layer? See how to custom cut the tag in the next photos.

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My design was CASED from fellow demonstrator Karen Philipp and her Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop entry. You can see her design by clicking here.

I helped coordinate this Sale-A-Bration 2018 Blog Hop that has 15 stops. If you missed it, click here to hop along.

Did you know that the #1 reason to be a SU Demonstrator is to enjoy the demo discount? I welcome and support all types of demonstrators from just buying for myself so the dollars can buy more to holding an event or 2 or wanting to build a business. If you have been a demonstrator before and want to sign up again, I welcome you back to my team!

Did you know the best time to join my Super Awesome Stampers team is right now? During Sale-A-Bration, new demonstrators can choose up to 2 additional stamp sets to add to your $99 starter kit. In addition, you pick which $125 of products you want in your starter kit and enjoy free shipping on the entire box! SU even includes basic business supplies to help you get started if you want to explore the business side.

Please go to my business website here to review all the details about being a SU demonstrator. If you have questions about what SU or I offer for support, please click on Contact above and I will answer your questions.

Please go to my online store to purchase any of these products mentioned in this post.

Happy 2nd Anniversary Tricia! Here is to many more years of enjoying paper crafting and being on my Super Awesome Stampers Team!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

 

 

 

January Card Buffet – Invitation Details

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Create 10 greeting cards with envelopes from a buffet of designs featuring Sale-A-Bration products. You pick which cards to create and how many of each design.

No prior paper crafting experience is required. It takes just a few minutes to teach you how to use the supplies:)

RSVP by January 23rd.

Receive extra kits by prepaying by January 23rd, placing an order during the event, being new to stamping with me or bringing friends that have not stamped with me before. Super Awesome Stampers Team Members receive an extra kit too!

All supplies except adhesives are included for $20. Adhesives are $3 extra or bring your own. Place a $100 order at my online store here using host code NGFHAMFP prior to or during the event and your buffet is free! $100 order excludes shipping and tax.

You are welcome to bring your cropping caddy with your assorted tools like paper snips, bone folder, paper piercing tool if you like to fine tune your card kits. Pack all your favorite assorted adhesives including a tape runner, glue dots, tear-n-tape and green glue. I have all kinds of new adhesives available for purchase too.

RSVP by adding a comment or clicking on “Contact” above.

Hope to stamp with you and your friends then!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

CASEing the Blog Hop Design 5

I helped coordinate a Sale-A-Bration 2018 Blog Hop that was posted last week. If you missed it, click here to hop along.

I got the idea to CASE the designs shared on the other blogs after seeing all the great ideas from my fellow demonstrators. Today, I am CASEing Susan Murphy. Click here to see Susan’s design.

Susan used the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Heartfelt Blooms which has built in depth. I scanned my stamp stash to find Birthday Blossoms has subtle but not as detailed built in depth. Since the crumb cake flowers are much smaller on my card, I added the larger pansy stamp with coordinating punch for a focal point.

I had also planned to have a horizontal card like Susan did. I attached all the layers and then found the sentiment that I had stamped. It did not fit horizontally so decided to change it to a vertical card. I also missed adding the linen thread that she used since I found that after all the layers were attached too. Linen thread is a favorite of mine so drat!

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I substituted a piece of patterned paper from the Delightful Daisy package where Susan used night of navy cardstock. I did use her paper snips trick to make flags on the sentiment cardstock.

supplies used…

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Leave a comment if you like my CASE. CASE means copy and share everything and typically means using someone else’s design to create something with your own twist. I am planning 10 more twists since we had 15 blog hop stops. So keep checking back for more CASEing!

You can order all of these products and check out the Sale-A-Bration brochure at my online store here. Before ordering, check out my Online Shopper Rewards on the right side of my blog. I appreciate and thank you for ordering with me!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

CASEing the Blog Hop Design 4

I helped coordinate a Sale-A-Bration 2018 Blog Hop that was posted last week. If you missed it, click here to hop along.

I got the idea to CASE the designs shared on the other blogs after seeing all the great ideas from my fellow demonstrators. Today, I am CASEing Darla Roberts. Click here to see her original design.

I have the glimmer enamel dots on hand so I started with those for my color combination. Next, I looked at my stamps to find a set that would work with the circles on Darla’s design. I decided on Painted Harvest since it is a carry over set from the holiday catalog and I did not get to play with this one enough this fall.

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I accented the glitter enamel shapes by adding them dark to light colored following the curve of the circle. This draws the eye to that fabulous rich razzleberry flower focal point. The old olive ferns add interest in their own circles.

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The circle framelits are all from the Layering Circles collection. There are 16 nesting sizes (if I can count right and have not lost anyway in the design process:) These are a great option to add to your paper crafting stash since they take up very little space.

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The 1 inch circle punch was used for the ferns so that a little more of the rich razzleberry scallop circle would be visible. Darla stamped “sand” on her card so I added “freckles” to my card using the small dot stamp with light pressure and stamping off on the crumb cake layer to add dimension.

 

Leave a comment if you like my CASE. CASE means copy and share everything and typically means using someone else’s design to create something with your own twist. I am planning 11 more twists since we had 15 blog hop stops. So keep checking back for more CASEing!

You can order all of these products and check out the Sale-A-Bration brochure at my online store here. Before ordering, check out my Online Shopper Rewards on the right side of my blog. I appreciate and thank you for ordering with me!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

CASEing the Blog Hop Design 3

I participated and helped coordinate a Sale-A-Bration 2018 Blog Hop that was posted last week. If you missed it, click here to hop along.

I got the idea to CASE the designs shared on the other blogs. I am CASEing Emilie Poncelet today. Click here to see her design. She used pacific point, emerald envy and crushed curry to accent her peacock. I was drawn to this color combination too.

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I made some substitutions based on what I had on hand, swapping out the Sale-A-Bration Beautiful Peacock stamp set for Touches of Texture. I needed to add color to my focal point so used the emerald envy marker to highlight the stamens.

To draw the eye to the focal point, I added the gold mini tinsel trim wrapped around a 2 x 5.5 inch piece of Pick a Pattern designer series paper. To further accentuate the focal point, I inked the longest stamp from Touches of Texture with crushed curry ink and applied towards the bottom of the dsp.

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Emilie had scattered the three ink colors towards the edges of her card with smaller, assorted sized, stamp images. Touches of texture does not have an assorted smaller size option so I stamped the smaller flower 4 times which draws the eye across the card and invites the reader to open the card.

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The card needed a little more color so I reached for a sponge dauber to add crushed curry ink around the focal point and also the top and bottom of the card. Interestingly enough, when I consulted Emilie’s post after I was all done designing, I noticed she used a sponge dauber too but in a different way. She added ink directly to the plume stamp.

Hope you are enjoying my CASEing the Blog Hop! Check back tomorrow for another CASE. Thanks for stopping by!

You can order all of these products and check out the Sale-A-Bration brochure at my online store here.

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley