Ink, Stamp and Share Blog Hop Honey Bee


Welcome to our Ink and Share Blog Hop featuring projects designed by fabulous Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators. This month, we are featuring products from the Spring mini-catalog. If you are hopping around, you have arrived from Cindy’s blog and her fabulous project.

I have enrolled in a Beekeeper Program for 2020 and look forward to learning how to keep a hive happy. So I knew I was going to be adding the Honey Bee Bundle to my stash as quick as I could! I also have a stash of the coordinating Sale-A-Bration designer series paper too;)

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The little honeycombs that were cut using the die were attached to the upper left corner using a tiny dot of tombo green glue. Sponged crushed curry ink in a diagonal over the front to add depth.

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the supplies used…

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Please add a comment to let me know what you like about my honey bees design.

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


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

Sandra Roberts

Laura Mackie

Sue McDonald

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!

Kate Bolt

Rochelle Laird-Smith

Jo Blackman

Tricia Butts

Stacey Marsh

Gez Carpenter

Sue Allen

Kristie Meeker Wilson

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

Freebie Friday


I am looking ahead to my March Card Buffet and Scrapbooking events. Crossing my fingers the temps will warm up by then and keep the snow away. The snow has been an issue for the last few events I hosted.

I have been rolling around my stamp room this week and setting aside new items for a Freebie Friday. Lots of good stuff including the Small Blossom punch, Kerchief Card kit, annual catalog embossing folders, ribbons and designer series paper. You earn a free item when you bring a friend that is new to stamping with me to the March 18th, 9-11am or March 22nd 2-4pm paper crafting events.

What’s going on at these events? Create 10 cards with envelopes for $20 (bring your own adhesives or I’ll provide for $5). Or create 3 scrapbook layouts for $25 (bring your own adhesives or I’ll provide for $10).

In order to redeem the Freebie Friday offer, RSVP by March 13th and let me know how many new friends you are bringing. Each new friend earns you a free item!

Looking forward to stamping with you and your friends’ then!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Crop, Swap and Talk

Shoebox Swap-001Is your new stack of Stampin’ Up! products calling you to create something fabulous and fun. How about sharing one of your creations at a Hand Stamped Greeting Card Shoebox Swap?

You cut the supplies for your greeting card enough times for everyone else to make it. Pack those supplies along with stamps, inks and any hardware needed for card completion into a shoebox sized container. Everyone else does the same thing as well.

Then, during the Shoebox Swap, go around to the stations and create each others’ fabulous projects. Everyone brings their own adhesives. You go home with lots of designs and good ideas to use current products.

Sound like a fun evening? Then join us on Monday, April 20th, 6-8pm. I’ll be in the room by 4pm so you are welcome to bring your dinner and use the time from 4-6pm as you wish for other cropping projects.

Please RSVP by April 5th by clicking the contact button. I’ll send you a confirmation email with more details and an invitation to join the Stampin Shoebox Swap Facebook group.

I’ll relay the final participant count on April 6th via the Facebook group. Please ask to join this group since this where the event planning with take place.

Please note that all supplies need to be 100% Stampin’ Up! products found in the 2019-2020 annual catalog or Spring 2020 catalog. No Exceptions! Please do not use Sale-A-Bration items or retired Stampin’ Up! products.

We can talk business while we work our way through making the projects. I’ll share a few items at the end of the event as well.

This event is open to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. Not a demonstrator? Now is a fabulous time to join my Super Awesome Stampers team because new demonstrators receive a free designer series paper sampler, a free mini trimmer, a free stamp set of your choice and $125 of product of your choice for only $99 plus tax in your welcome kit. Please click the contact button above if you have questions about joining my team. Ready to join? Click here for all the details including what Stampin’ Up! includes in your kit. Please make sure my name is in the upper left corner so you are joining my team!

Card Design Rules:

create a full card with a front and inside

use at least 2 layers of paper in addition to the card base

add a non paper embellishment or 2 or 3 (we love embellies!)

use ribbon

use dies, punches, embossing folders in any combination

envelopes do not need to be included but can be used to make kits for easier assembly

Your card design should be fabulous with lots of products and colors to showcase what our catalogs offer.

Have any questions about the event or the card design? Please ask by clicking Contact above. Thanks and looking forward to creating your shoebox design!

Super Awesome Shirley

PPP Blog Hop Lovely Day


Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop! We will be sharing lots of ideas for using the February Paper Pumpkin kit, Lovely Day, in alternate projects. You may have arrived from Deb Naylor’s blog. She had a great project!

I tend to design alternate projects using just the stamps from the kit while plucking supplies from my stash. Crumb cake cardstock is a staple and coordinates beautifully with a photographic flower image from the Pressed Petals designer series paper package.

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Use a few markers and the 2 1/4 inch circle punch to create a quick and easy birthday card.

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In case you want to see the Stampin’ Up! fast motion video using the original kit contents…


Thank you for joining us as we share the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin. Now hop over to Tricia’s blog to see what she designed.




Swaps, Swaps and More Swaps!

Demonstrators swap with other demonstrators when gathering. I’ll feature these swaps in the next few weeks. So check back soon for more inspiration!

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All supplies to create these greeting cards can be purchased from my online store by clicking here. If you need help identifying the products, click the contact button above to message me.

It’s the best time to place orders or add these fun products to your demonstrator welcome kit. Every incremental $50 order earns a free, exclusive product. New demonstrators receive a free mini trimmer and designer series paper sampler plus a free stamp set of your choice in your welcome kit! The free product options are at on my online store here. New recruit details are here.

Check back tomorrow for more demonstrator designed inspiration!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley