Happy Easter from Mom

Mom took a day to create these cards and get them in the mail.

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Towards the end of the day, I told her she could only spend 1 day on the cards since there were other activities on the schedule like designing for my blog hop. See her blog hop design by clicking here.

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

My Onstage Swaps

A highly anticipated activity when demonstrators gather is swapping. I knew my time leading up to Onstage convention was tight so I did not sign up for any swaps.

A day before departure, I realized I had some Card Buffet kits that just needed assembly. I brought 7 cards to swap and came back with 5. That math is a little off but I gave 2 of them to worthy demonstrators. Maybe they will snail mail me a card instead? I can only hope for happy mail:)

Here is the card I created…

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I used sponge daubers for quick and easy coloring. Plus, the puppy needs to look fluffy so sponging was the best coloring option for this outcome. The stamp set Bella and Friends is being retired at the end of May. So order yours today from me!

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These are the swaps I received in exchange from fellow demonstrators…

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Is convention starting to look like a fun day? It is. I would love to have you join me in November. First step is to become a demonstrator on my team. Click the Contact button above to get started!

Scroll to my previous blog posts to catch the rest of the Onstage convention story!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

 

New Catalog Products Sneak Peek Main Stage Presenter Samples

Fellow Great Lakes demonstrators got the design opportunity to play with brand new products and present them to use on the Main Stage. Elizabeth did a great job with the Come Sail Away Suite. If you have Brusho in your stash, look close at the water. She used Brusho to create the waves

I received the coordinating Sail Away trinkets during the make n take supply distribution(read about that here), and will have the rest of the products on my order this week. Are you interested in making a scrapbook layout similar to this one? Please click the Contact button above if you are. I’ll set class dates for May and you will be first on the RSVP list!

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This was the make n take we stamped at the event…

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We have new Stitched Nested Labels die cutters. Use 2 of the same size to create a customer envelope! Best Tip of the Day Winner!

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Is convention starting to look like a fun day? It is. I would love to have you join me in November! First step is to become a demonstrator on my team. Click the Contact button above to get started.

Check back for more Onstage convention fun!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

New Catalog Products Sneak Peek Main Stage Presenter Samples

Fellow Great Lakes demonstrators got the design opportunity to play with brand new products and present them to use on the Main Stage. Sandy did a great job with the Follow Your Art Suite. I am always impressed by samplers and this one is super awesome!

I received this stamp set during the make n take supply distribution(read about that here), and will have the rest of the products on my order this week. Are you interested in making a sampler similar to this one? Please click the Contact button above if you are. I’ll set class dates for May and you will be first on the RSVP list!

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Is convention starting to look like a fun day? It is. I would love to have you join me in November. First step is to become a demonstrator on my team. Click the Contact button above to get started!

Check back for more Onstage convention fun!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Paper Crafting Blog Hop Thinking of You

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I hope you are enjoying our Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop featuring Happy Birthday designs. 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 Sue McDonald’s blog across the pond in the United Kingdom. She had a fabulous project!

I have a special treat for you, guest designer is my Mom today! She loves to make candy bars for special events. The kind where fancy dishes are set out and filled all kinds of candy delights with tiny scoopers. The How Sweet It Is suite of products was at the top of her shopping list.

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The Melon Mambo pin on the left side of the tag is an actual safety pin! We think it can be used to slip a ribbon through and attach to the top of the tags found in the Sweet Pins and Tags package (item number 148571 on page 15 of the Spring catalog in case you missed those). Mom adhered the pin with a rolled up glue dot.

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After cutting out the treat jars from the How Sweet It Is designer series paper (item number 148568), the negatives were sitting on the counter. Mom decided to attach them to the inside of the card using Tombo liquid glue and stamp inside the negatives.

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After Mom was done designing, I asked how her experience was. She said, omg, too much pressure! We were also in a time crunch since she was designing less than 24 hours until the blog hop go live time. She did a great though! Add a comment to let her know what you liked about her card. We will hop together and I’ll post her comments on the other blogs.

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

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

Sue McDonald

Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!

Tracy Held

Sue Boerner

Anastasia Radloff

Sandra Roberts

Katie Johnson

Sandy Ward

Terri Stewart

All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store here. Please use the host code found on the right side of my blog when ordering through my online store if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, don’t use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

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.

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley