Ink and Share Blog Hop Hold on to Hope

Welcome to our Ink and Share Blog Hop featuring projects made with Stampin’ Up! products designed by fellow Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators. If you are hopping around, you have arrived from Kirsten’s blog. My hop design is below.

I am featuring the Hold on to Hope stamp set and framelits to create a hand stamped greeting card. The Painted with Love specialty designer series paper has gold accents so pairs well with blocks of gold foil sheets. I’ll be making several of these so they are ready for mailing as needed.

3 2018inkbloghop5-001

The dsp also has painted looking stripes of rich razzleberry and powder pink. So the mat is rich razzleberry attached to powder pink cardstock. Linen thread and powder pink shimmer ribbon encase the crosses.

The inside carries over the stamping on the right border with a whisper white liner to write a personal message.

3 2018inkbloghop6-001

Check back tomorrow for assembly tips. Thanks for hopping with us!

Now click on the Next image below to hop to Joanne’s blog and her fabulous project!


Roll Call for participating demonstrators:


Lisa Kmiec

Sandra Roberts

Ingrid Heijnen-Hermens

Laura Mackie

Sandrine Jse

Deb Naylor

Tricia Butts

Karen Pearmain

Kirsten Aitchison

Shirley Merker  YOU ARE HERE!

Joanne Hodge

Ginger Rabesa

Linda Handford

Melissa Tennison

Amy Grendel

Jacqueline Bobeldijk-Schilder

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Phoebe Borromeo-Carr

Happy Birthday How To

Thanks for stopping back for the how to tips on creating the Happy Birthday Blog Hop entry I shared in yesterday’s post. The scrapbook layout is on the left and the greeting card is on the right in the photos below.

First, the balloon bouquet punch was used to create lots of balloons from Picture Perfect Party designer series paper. It is already sized at 6×6 inches so punching was quick. I just had to strategically place the punch to include colors and not white space in the balloons.

3 2018odbloghop1-001

I then decided to use the full 6×6 inches of the dsp on the scrapbook layout so that all the fun patterns could be enjoyed. The dsp was attached to 12×12 inch crumb cake for stability.

Rich razzleberry 8.5×11 inch cardstock was cut into 4 equal pieces to 4.25×5.5 inches. Whisper white 8.5×11 inch cardstock was cut to about 6 equal pieces for the next layer.

Fresh fig finely woven ribbon was attached using tear n tape as shown below.

Rich razzleberry classic ink was used to keep it simple and accent the dsp.

3 2018odbloghop4-001

The greeting card started with 8.5×5.5 inch rich razzleberry cardstock. The next layer is lemon lime twist cut to 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches. Bermuda bay is next at 5×4 inches. Whisper white is about 1/6 of an 8.5×11 sheet. I decided to use all of the stamps on the card that were used in the scrapbook layout.

Quick and colorful!

If you missed the hop, click here to enjoy all the fabulous Happy Birthday projects.

There are a few more days to earn Sale-A-Bration rewards. More regular catalog products have been offered as Sale-A-Bration rewards too. Go to my online store by clicking here for details and to place your order. Make sure to use a host code if applicable!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Birthday from Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Happy Birthday Blog Hop

I hope you are enjoying our Happy Birthday Blog Hop. I’m hopping with fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from all over the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and Quebec, Canada.

Today’s hop features Stampin’ Up! products used to celebrate Happy Birthdays. With 233 pages in our annual catalog, plus the Spring Occasions and Sale-A-Bration brochure, we have lots of options to share with you! My hop entry is below so let’s get started.

I decided to use the Celebration Time stamp set and Picture Perfect Party designer series paper (dsp) to create a 2 page, 12×12 inch matching scrapbook layout and coordinating greeting card. The dsp is attached to 12×12 inch crumb cake cardstock for stability. I also wanted to showcase the rich designs of the paper pack. So decided to keep the full 6×6 inches the stack is already cut to instead of trimming down to expose the crumb cake.

3 2018odbloghop2-0013 2018odbloghop3-001

The fresh fig finely woven ribbon used in the celebrate panel is a pretty good match to the rich razzleberry cardstock. It is not attached on the front to allow tucking under of photos.

Up close…

The greeting card could easily replace one of the blocks on the scrapbook layout. All of the stamps used on the layout are used on the greeting card.

Check back tomorrow for details on how to create these projects.

Please add a comment and let me know what you liked about my design.

Thank you for hopping us. Now please click below to hop to Sandra’s blog. Sandra has more inspiration to share with you!


All the supplies used in my design can be ordered through your demonstrator or ordered through my online store here.

If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to have you join my Super Awesome Stampers team. Click Contact above to get the conversation started. Thanks!

Here is the list of the blogs hopping with us:

Shirley Merker, USA YOU ARE HERE!

Swap Wrap Up

I attended an all demonstrator meeting in January and have shared all of the samples in the previous 5 posts. This post contains my swaps. If you did not attend the meeting, you may have received these cards as a perk for being on my team. I snail mail about a card a month to my Super Awesome Stampers team members. I had a few left so I have been sharing them as order thank you cards as well.

1 7 12018bottlecase5-0011 3 2018 3-001

All supplies can be ordered at my online store. Click Shop Now to zoom to my online store. Current Host Code is just below Shop Now. Thanks!

You are in for treat in tomorrow’s post. I am coordinating a Happy Birthday Blog Hop. The hop goes live at 8am central daylight time so will be ready for you to hop with us over lunchtime. Cue the balloons, cake and candles!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Catching up on swaps 5

I attended an all demonstrator meeting in January and have shared a few of the samples. I’ll try to post the rest of the swaps in the next week. I’ll add credit if I know the demo that stamped it. If you see a swap that is yours, add a comment!


Created by Lori V.IMG_7996

Check back for more inspiration!

All supplies can be ordered at my online store. Click Shop Now to zoom to my online store. Current Host Code is just below Shop Now. Thanks!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley