Quilt Supplies for Summer Camp

Hello Paper Crafting Friends! I have a quilter friend, Dawn, that is looking for quilting donations for a summer camp. Here is a little bit about the camp in her words.

Each summer I volunteer at the Episcopal church camp in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. Two years ago, I started a sewing club to teach the young campers how to sew and provide them the opportunity to involve themselves in a service project. Over 80% of our campers live at or near the poverty level on the reservations of South Dakota. Part of my vision for this endeavor was to teach that no matter our means, we always have the ability to help others.

Our campers in grades five and six make pillow cases to donate to the children’s ward at local hospitals. The campers grades 7-12 make dresses for the Little Dresses for Africa project. Once their service gift is complete, we bring out the scrap box and they create, create, create!

Dawn is looking for the following donations since she sponsors all the supplies used in this program:

at least 24 inches cotton fabric, any pattern
double fold bias tape, at least 1 yard, any color
kid print cotton for pillowcases
any fabric scraps
polyfil in any size for pillow stuffing
portable sewing machines (your older model perhaps?)

Dawn returns to South Dakota a few times a year in her car so will take donations throughout the year. I will be seeing Dawn at my next weekend retreat which is October 19th in Poynette. If you can drop off donations to me before then, I can bring it to her at the retreat. Or you can stop during that weekend at the retreat if you want to tour the space and meet Dawn.

If you are cleaning out your fabric stash or know of someone that is, please pass this information to them. Dawn would also like to send sewing machines home with campers that express continued interest in sewing. So if you donate a sewing machine, it may be used during camp session or be re-homed where it will be used for many years to come!

Thanks for your help with carrying on the quilting tradition!

This is Portia. Dawn’s daughter that runs the camp.

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Dawn is behind this quilt!

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Have a nice day,

Super Awesome Shirley

 

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October Card Buffet

You are invited to create 10 hand stamped greeting cards with envelopes at the October Card Buffet. All supplies are cut according to the samples provided and prepared into kits. You pick which card designs to create from a buffet of options.

Adhesives are $3 extra or bring your own. I’ll have new packages of glue dots, dimensionals, liquid glue, tear n tape and SNAIL for cash and carry sale as well.

Sessions are Friday and Saturday, October 12th and 13th, 9-11am at my house. If this time does not work for you, please suggest an alternate time.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 9th, 8am by clicking Contact above. Please make sure I reply with confirmation I have received your RSVP. I may relay additional information in the confirmation communication as well.

You are welcome to bring friends! A new friend that has not stamped with me before earns you both an extra card kit. If you are a member of my Super Awesome Stampers team, you get an extra kit too.

Place an order during the event or using the current host code which is on the right side of this blog and receive an extra kit.

I reserve the right to cancel the session if less than 3 stampers RSVP. So please invite your friends!

Hope to stamp with you then!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Ink and Share Blog Hop Anything But A Card

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Welcome to our Ink and Share Blog Hop. This month, we are featuring projects that are anything but a card designed by fellow Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators. If you are hopping around, you have arrived from Sandrine Jse’s blog and her fabulous project.

My hop design below features designer series paper (dsp) Toil and Trouble with bewitchingly fun prints. I fussy cut the witches and little kitties from the same piece of dsp. Our dsp is double sided which makes it hard sometimes to pick which pattern to show.  I opted to show both sides with the spooky ghost print by folding over about 1/2 inch to reveal the purpley striped side.

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Top view shows the wood crate created when using the Wood Crate framelits on our Wood Textures dsp. It’s a “roomy” crate.

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Lots of mini night scene party favors ready for Fall Fling, an all demonstrator meeting that I coordinate.8 18partyfavor4-001

Spider Trinkets and little kitties add some fun. Someone said her crate shifted during Fall Fling and it gave her a fright because she saw the legs move. Spiders are tricky that way!

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

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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

Halloween Paper Crafting Blog Hop with Cauldron Bubble and Toil and Trouble

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I hope you are enjoying our Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop featuring Halloween projects. 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 Ginger Rabesa’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

I decided to use the Toil and Trouble designer series paper to the fullest potential. Most of the card is covered with it along with flipping over the witches hat piece to reveal the jumping frogs!

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The Cauldron Bubble stamp set was used for the sentiments. Happy Halloween and a sitting frog are stamped inside. A witches hat was cut around the sentiment after it was stamped using the Cauldron framelits. A little bit of black baker’s twine provides interest along with gorgeous grape matting and cardstock.

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Close up of the kitty and frog friends…

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Please add a comment and let me know how much you like Halloween!

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

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

Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!

 

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.

 

Clearance Rack Has Been Loaded!

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Shop early at my online store for the best selection since once it’s sold out, it’s gone for good! Click here to zoom to my online store for great deals on retired products!

Please use host code MZ6KJVS7 if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, don’t use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards!

In addition, purchase $250 (excluding shipping and tax) and receive a free package of Dashing Along designer series paper on Stampin’ Up!. Need to renew your Paper Pumpkin subscription? Now is a great time to purchase a 12 month subscription and add a few things to your order to reach $250 in sales! You are welcome to have an online party of 1 (that’s you!) to take advantage of this promotion.

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Thanks for shoppin with me!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley