Ink and Share Blog Hop Holiday Catalog Preview


Welcome to our Ink and Share Blog Hop. This month, we are featuring a preview of Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog products designed by fellow Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators. If you are hopping around, you have arrived from Linda’s blog and her fabulous project. My hop design is below and features the Another Wonderful Year stamp set.

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Custom fold over a 6 x 3 inch piece of Under the Mistletoe designer series paper to bring attention the greeting. Then travel down the card to enjoy the print. Last, provide a little pattern relief with a strip of real red and old olive card stock.

This is a design that a stack could easily be created in a short time. The patterned paper does the work of making this card fast and fabulous.

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Thanks for stopping at my blog! Now click the next image to hop to Ingrid’s blog to see what summer themed project she designed.


Here is a list of the participating demonstrators in case you hop off the trail.

Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!


If you do not already have a demonstrator, all the supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store here . Please use the host code in the right column of my blog if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, do not use the host code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Onstage Display Board Submission aka Pick Me! Pick Me!

I am heading to Onstage in Orlando Florida to celebrate Stampin’ Up! 30th anniversary as a leader in paper crafting and making a difference. I am so excited to be sharing this opportunity with my downline. One is attending with me. The others will have to live vicariously through my social media posts:)

Stampin’ Up! has asked for display board stampers. I would be thrilled if they picked me! I love to design projects with our fabulous products. I pluck stamps, then paper and embellishments and finally ink from my shelves before sitting down to cover all my tables with inspiration during design sessions. Supply piles are toppling and I get down to 4 inches of clear desk space before I am all done with a session.

So here are my design picks for my Onstage Display Board Submission. I hope the Pick Me!

three hand stamped greeting cards…

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1 scrapbook page…

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2, 3-D projects

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back side…


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I hope the review panel likes what they see and Pick Me!

Have a nice day!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley


Rubber Rummage Sale this weekend

Lots of retired products for sale at my rubber rummage sale this weekend! Open 8am-6pm on Friday, August 17th and 8am-noon on Saturday, August 18th with Saturday afternoon hours if we still have inventory.

Sale includes:

Wood mount, clear mount and photopolymer stamp sets, estimated at 500 sets (we sold a few tonight already to early birds)

some sets have coordinating framelits

designer series paper 12 sheets for $5

hand stamped greeting cards $2 each or 20 for $30

assorted embellishments

If it is raining cats and dogs, the front garage door will be closed. Come around the side of the garage and enter through the garage service door.

Click the Contact above and let me know you are interested in shopping the sale. I’ll relay the address once I receive your message.

Hope you can shop with us!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley


Pet Themed Blog Hop with Bella and Friends


I hope you are enjoying our Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop featuring projects that are pet themed. Any pet and any type of paper crafting project is allowed this month. Even scrapbooking of dust bunnies was allowed:)

Fellow demonstrators from all over the globe are participating so we have a wide array of fun projects to share with you! You may have arrived from Elizabeth Green’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

The stamp set Bella and Friends was an immediate purchase for me when it became available. I add all the doggy themed stamps to my collection. When I become a million dollar sales achiever, I would design a doggy suite to include fun designer series paper. That sales amount is a long way off but it is good to have these details planned when the goal is achieved;)

So you guessed it, I used the stamp set Bella and Friends on my hand stamped greeting card.

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The embossing folder is Scattered Sequins. Tranquil Textures is the designer series paper. A sponge dauber was used to color the doggy and add the shadow on the ground. The rest of the coloring is done with our Stampin’ Write markers.

Here are the supplies used to create this card…

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Please add a comment and let me know if you have the stamp set Bella and Friends or the coordinating kitty stamp set Pretty Kitty in your collection.

Thanks for hopping with us each month. Now click on the next image to zoom to Sue Kremer’s blog and see what fun project she designed.


All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store here.

If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours. Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Join my Super Awesome Stampers Team for the best benefits! Click the Contact button above to get the conversation started.

Here is a list of hoppers in case you get off the trail…

Fall Fling Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Gathering


Would you like to enjoy a day with other Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, stamping fabulous projects, talking about the latest products and sharing business tips? Fall Fling is Saturday, September 15th, 9am-4:30pm in Sun Prairie. Sun Prairie is located about 10 minutes from the east side of Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

The morning activity is a shoebox swap. You design a card and then prepare card kits so that other demonstrators at the event stamp and assemble your kits. Everyone else prepares kits too. We pass the supplies used for assembling the kits in shoebox sized containers. Thus, it is called a shoebox swap.

Lunch is through a group Jimmy John’s order or bring your own. Link will be provided closer to the event date.

The afternoon activities include make-n-takes which you only need to provide your adhesives for and demonstrations which you get to sit back and watch.  The day ends with business talks.

Early bird registration closes on August 16th with all registration closing on August 23rd so we have enough time to prepare our projects.

Swaps are tracked through a Doodle poll. Click here to register your swaps.

Please click the Contact button above to request a registration form and to RSVP.

Thanks and hope to stamp with you then!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley