Ink and Share Scrapbook Blog Hop Butterfly Gala


Welcome to the Ink and Share Scrapbook Blog Hop. We are Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators showcasing our fabulous products on scrapbook pages. Artistic license is the theme this month. Anything in the current annual catalog can be used to create our layouts. If you are on the hop trail, you may have arrived from Annette Ball’s blog. She had a great layout!

I highlighted the Magnolia Lane designer series paper along with the current butterfly stamp set and punch. Pretty Pink for background and photo mats makes this layout ideal for documenting vintage photos.

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the supplies used…I see I forgot to include the circle punches in the photo. I used the 2 and 2 1/4 inch circle punches.

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Did you know that we sell 12×12 inch solid color scrapbooking papers? It’s sold in assorted color packages which makes it nicely packaged for your scrapbooking needs. A few sheets of each color are included in a package. Plus our designer series papers are (mostly) sold in the 12×12 inch size as well.

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 Cindy has created.


Below is a list of the participating demonstrators in case you hop off the trail:

Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!

If you don’t already have an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, click the Contact button above. Let me know if you are interested in ordering our fabulous products, attending Scrapbook with Me, Card Buffets or have any questions about the paper crafting world.

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

Scrapbook with Me! aka memory keeping, would you like to join us?


So what to do with all the new pretty papers, rolls of ribbons and ever so lovely embellishments? You could create some greeting cards to share with friends but then you would not have them to enjoy in years to come.

How about joining me to scrapbook our favorite photos using our favorite paper and embellishments?? On future rainy days, we can pull out the books, enjoy the stories behind the photos and remember times of past. I’ll do the page prep work, you add your photos and stories.

Each month will feature a different theme using our coordinating cardstock and embellishments. You will create 3, 2 page 12×12 inch layouts. I provide all the supplies to create the layouts in kits according to the samples.

You provide your favorite adhesives. I recommend a tape runner, glue dots, tear n tape and dimensionals. I’ll have new packages of adhesives available if you forget yours or need to replenish your supply.

Below are 2 designs from the August session. The third design will be featured on the Wednesday Scrapbook Blog Hop. Check back Wednesday for that layout using Magnolia Lane dsp.

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Session dates are Monday, August 19th, 6:30-8:30pm and Wednesday, July 21th, 9:30-11:30am. Please RSVP and prepay $25 by August 5th since I will need to order papers for you.

If you prefer a different time, just ask! I might be able to accommodate your request. Carol is hosting us for the Monday session at her apartment’s community room. She lives about a mile from me. The Wednesday session is at my house.

Scrapbook Days through the end of 2019 are September 18th, October 16th, November 20th, December 18th. Commit to 6 consecutive days and receive a thank you scrapbook layout at the December 18th Scrapbook Day.

To RSVP or ask questions, click the Contact button above. Hope to scrapbook with you soon!

Super Awesome Scrapbooker Shirley

August Card Buffet Would you like to join us and get crafty?


Card designs feature NEW catalog products! Session times are Monday, August 19th, 6:30-8:30pm and Wednesday, August 21st, 9:30-11:30am.

Card Buffet stampers create 10 hand stamped greeting cards with all supplies cut according to the samples provided and tucked into the envelopes. You pick which designs to create and how many of each design from a buffet of options. Cost is $20.

Let me do the prep work for you! Add additional kits for $1 per kit.

Adhesives are $5 extra or bring your own. I’ll have new packages of glue dots, dimensionals, liquid glue, tear n tape and SNAIL for sale as well.

You are welcome to bring friends! A new friend that has not stamped with me before earns you 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 online using the host code on the right side of my blog and receive an extra kit.

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

Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 14th so I have enough time to prepare kits for you.

Would you like a private session with your group? Just ask for dates!

Hope to stamp with you then!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Ink, Stamp and Share Blog Hop Fancy Folds


Welcome to our Ink and Share Blog Hop featuring projects designed by fabulous Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators. This month, we are featuring fancy folds. If you are hopping around, you have arrived from Linda Handford’s blog and her fabulous project.

Here is my design…it’s a Z fold! I’ll let the photos explain how to create this fold.

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Score each half sheet as directed below.

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Fold on score lines and attach to a 5 1/2 and 4 1/4 inch Pool Party base.

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the supplies used…

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Thanks for stopping at my blog! Now click the next image to hop to Stacey Marsh’s blog to see what fabulous project she designed.


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

Laura Mackie

Pia Gerhardt

Sandra Roberts

Tricia Butts

Linda Handford

Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!

Stacey Marsh

Michelle Bryant

Janey Backer

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Anastasia Radloff

Melissa Tennison

Deb Naylor

Jo Blackman

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

Fall Fling 2019 Registration is Open!


Demonstrators from the Madison area will be gathering at Fall Fling 2019 on September 21st in Sun Prairie. Would you like to join us?

The morning activity is a shoebox swap where you create kits for others to assemble and they do the same for you. The afternoon activity is make-n-takes followed by business talks.

All supplies demonstrated, shown and shared during the event must be current Stampin’ Up! products from the annual 2019-2020 catalog or holiday 2019 catalog.

Here is the registration form.


Select which swaps you want to participate in through the doodle poll.

Click on these words to zoom to the doodle poll to register your swaps.

Click the Contact button above if you have questions about the gathering. Otherwise, hope to stamp with you then!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley