Ink and Share Scrapbook Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Fall themed Ink and Share Scrapbook Blog Hop. We are Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators showcasing our fabulous products on scrapbook pages. If you are on the hop trail, you may have arrived from Cheryl Taylor’s blog. She had a great layout!

Trick or Treat! This is the stamp set name and features cute animals dressed for a fright night. The Spooky Bats punch easily cut our black foil sheets.

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The Black 3/8 inch Glittered Organdy ribbon adds a fun touch…That’s Mr. Sherlock Bones letting you know “you’re spooktacular!”

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The Batty Elephants paired well with the batty printed Toil and Trouble designer series paper making this layout design easy and quick to assemble with our favorite Halloweenie Stampin’ Up! products.

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Cardstock colors used are 12×12 whisper white, 8.5×11 crushed curry, 4.25×5.5 inch pumpkin pie and scraps of basic black.

Thanks for stopping by. Let me know what you like about my layout by leaving a comment.

Now click on the next photo to see what Lisa Henderson has created.

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In case you get off the trail, here a list of participating demonstrators.

 

If you don’t already have an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, click the Contact button above. Let me know if you are interested in scrapbooking events, greeting cards, retreats or anything else paper crafting.

All products can be ordered through my online store here. Please use the monthly host code found on the right side of my blog when placing an order under $150. Don’t use the host code if your order is over $150 so you can redeem all the host rewards. Thanks!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

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I’m back at the One of a Kind Stamp and Scrap Expo!

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I am back as the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator at the One of a Kind Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in Madison during the weekend of November 16-18, 2018. I have been participating in this show in various ways ever since it started. Way back when before I became a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, my family would visit from out of town and we would attend the show together.

This year, I have a table on the show floor so visit me there! I also have 3 classes, the Daisy Jar on Friday, the Wood Crate Projects on Saturday and my staple, Card Buffet on Sunday. Please consider attending a class. As a bonus, you will get to rest your legs for an hour during class 🙂

In addition, I’ll be a demonstrator during the Saturday night Create n Keep. This event is 4 hours of stamping fun!

Here is a link to the expo’s website: click here to zoom to the OOAK website.

See you there!

Super Awesome Shirley

 

October Card Buffet This Week!

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Make something fun and functional, hand stamped greeting cards to share with friends and family. Create 10 hand stamped greeting cards with envelopes during the 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.

Cost of $20 includes 10 card kits. 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. In addition, I could schedule a Saturday October 13th, 1-3pm session as long as 4 stampers attend so please invite your friends! I can accommodate up to 12 stampers per session.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 10th, 8pm by clicking Contact above and let me know which session time works for you. Please make sure I reply with confirmation I have received your RSVP. I may relay additional information in the confirmation communication as well.

Earn extra free kits! A new friend that has not stamped with me before earns 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 4 stampers RSVP. So please invite your friends!

These are the buffet options plus a Halloween design. Preorder your designs by Wednesday, October 10th, 8pm and earn an extra free kit!

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Hope to stamp with you then!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Gracious Gathering with Snatam Kaur

I checked Overture’s seating chart over last weekend for tickets to experience Snatam Kaur. There were 2 front row seats available. I checked again before heading out last night and they were still there! I decided to take advantage of these seats if they were available when I arrived at the box office. Alas, they were sold to the couple that had just visited the box office before me.

So I settled for a front row balcony seat where I could receive the full experience. I would be able to see all the performers, enjoy the music float up and enjoy the heat rise too.

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As I entered my row, a person sat 2 seats over. Soon, a couple were seated between us. To my right was a person that slipped in her seat after me. As I opened my newly purchased CD, I decided to act on my intention for the evening. I wanted to make a connection. One sentence that entered my mind as I drove down East Washington Street.

We had a lively exchange. Tracy is a storyteller. WOW, an author, I thought. She traveled from Menomonie today for a storytelling session at a local library. I asked if she was reading from her own books. Tracy said, no, she is a real life story teller. Experiencing Snatam Kaur was a maybe on her agenda for the day. I am glad she made it a priority. She helped make my new experience for the day better.

My intention of making a connection was fulfilled by meeting Tracy. I grew up just south of Menomonie, attending the Sacred Chant was a maybe for me too and I am a storyteller through my blog. If I had not gotten a little lost navigating the Madison streets, I would have been in the front row seats and missed the opportunity to meet Tracy. Funny how that worked out. My GPS was conspiring with the universe:)

The Sacred Chant Concert started. As the simple sounds from the stage started filling the room, the fifth instrument, the audience voices, grew stronger. Space after the mantras are left open. No clapping after finishing the mantras. Although there was clapping throughout the concert including a reminder to vote. Snatam Kaur is a peace activist so I would have expected no less than her statements surrounding voting.

There were bagpipes, oh yes. An expected guest via a cell phone tone is my guess. They sounded at an appropriate time during a chant introduction about finding your own voice. We had a laugh at that.

To finish the night, Snatam Kaur signed CD’s. I was star struck! I was trying to think of something to say and came up with just saying Peace and Thank You. Those stars came out so I don’t think that is what I said. Snatam Kaur was a gracious host throughout the night and during the after show. I am glad I attended!

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One last thought. Snatam Kaur is a scientist. So we have starting out in science in common. We most likely have similar thought patterns. Maybe that is why I have been so drawn to her and her music. I remember reading about Snatam Kaur after she appeared in Oprah’s Super Soul Sessions. I’ll have to watch the session again. It was a good one.

This blog entry might be the start of a scrapbook I have been thinking about starting. All About Me is the theme. I have scrapbooked hundreds of pages over the years but very little of those pages are about me. Maybe this life experience will be page #1.

peace, light and love…

Super Awesome Sacred Chanter Shirley

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click to go to Snatam Kaur’s website

 

 

ICS Blog Hop Fall for All and Cauldron Bubble

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Thank you for hopping around with us as we showcase Fall for All. You may have arrived from Janey Backer’s blog and her fabulous project. My project is below.

My starting point was Halloween! My family loves Halloween! I documented the reasons why in a scrapbook layout here.

The Toil and Trouble designer series paper is vividly colored so I decided to fussy cut a witch and adhere to a gorgeous grape mat. The gorgeous grape cardstock was run through the Big Shot using the Subtle embossing folder. I wanted a soft look so this folder delivered nicely.

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Trick or Treat stamping from the Caldron Bubble stamp set using Pumpkin Pie ink adds festive fun. All those frogs hopping around as the photo background are from the designer series paper package Toil and Trouble.

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About 15 witches can be fussy cut from one page of the witches pattern from the Toil and Trouble dsp making project completion easy.

Thank you for hopping with us. Now click on the next image below to travel to Melissa Tennison’s blog to see what fun colors she used in her project.

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