I have been using paper crafts to enhance life and tell stories through hand stamped greeting cards, memory keeping and party favors for about 25 years using Stampin’ Up! products. I started by creating a scrapbook calendar as a birthday present for my Grandma and have been creating since then.

I decided to join the Stampin’ Up! family in 2003 so that I could enjoy the demo discount and share our coordinating products with others. I have a growing Super Awesome Stampers team and enjoy using my business to delight others in unexpected ways.

Paper crafting has helped me navigate my BRCA 2 breast cancer survivor journey since 2010. It also served as a creative outlet when I had a day job in a laboratory prior to diagnosis. Being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is now my only job and it is fun!

Our beagle Spencer had been guest greeter for events in my home for all of his 16 years and 3 months. I have scrapbooked our life with Spencer. I will treasure those pages the most since he is now a beagle angel. I will still share wisdom we learned together and maybe a biscuit recipe or two.

I hope you enjoy my Paper Crafting Life!

Shirley Merker, Super Awesome Stamper!