Fun Mail for Me

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The logo drink mug and 30th Stampin’ Up! anniversary pin were delivered within a day of each other. Both are gifts from Stampin’ Up! The 30th anniversary pin celebrates Stampin’ Up!’s 30 years as a business. I have been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for 15 of the last years’. My anniversary is in August.

My family and I have been with Stampin’ Up! for longer than my 15 years as a demonstrator. We made a few of my previous demonstrators happy with our family orders. I decided to sign up to enjoy the demonstrator discount after we moved into our house with an extra room that needed a hobby to fill it.

The pin is attached to my lanyard along with my 5 and 10 year pin. I am looking forward to adding my 15 year pin in the fall. I first used the drink mug at a crop so it has good paper crafting vibes.

Stampin on my friends, Stamp On!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

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901 greeting cards created in December!

I was asked at a holiday gathering this week how many greeting cards I prepared in December. I think the person asking did not expect the number I offered and could relay so quickly. I may have said 870 knowing that I prepared 750 card kits to share at senior living communities and just had snail mailed 115 card at the post office the day before.

So how did I get to 901?

750 card kits spread across 4 designs to share 3 designs per senior resident

16 samples for those designs which I manage to give away over the course of the sessions

121 greeting cards snail mailed or hand delivered over the last 4 days

5 thank you cards

and 9 sample cards for the January senior living sessions designed yesterday

equals 901!

The month is not over yet so there may be a few more I create!

That is a little over 22 packages of envelopes, 452 card bases cut and scored, 150 sheets of 8.5×11 whisper white cut to line the inside of the cards plus more for focal point stamping, about 50 sheets of designer series paper, 250 doilies and lots of ribbon tied to make bows. I am just thinking back on the supplies I used. I should have kept track! Lots of glue sticks were finished so I am down to my last few Stampin’ Up! glue sticks too.

Here is a photo of me recreated without the stack of card kits that I posted a few weeks ago here. I am holding what I hope to be my last holiday project. These cute socks came together quick with the help of the November Paper Pumpkin kit. All supplies are included in PP kits with easy to follow instructions. So that is why I left this as the last project to stamp:) We will use the socks to decorate the holiday table and deliver a little treat. I am wondering if I can find oranges small enough or will have to be satisfied with the orange tootsie rolls that I used in the neighbor gifts instead.

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If you are interested in Paper Pumpkin (you won’t have the prep time I have to do before I create), go to my Paper Pumpkin website here. FAQ and account sign up are at my PP website. If you want to order subscriptions (please do, so that I enjoy a few more dollars in sales credit), go to my online store here. After purchasing a subscription, you will get an email on how to enter your promo code into your PP account. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy! Then enjoy your first kit about January 15th!

See you in 2018 and Happy Holidays!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Where in the World is the SU catalog?

I was in my old town to share the last senior living session of the holiday season so thought I would stop by my old neighborhood. I use to live close enough that I could hear the calliope and the roar from the big top shows.

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I could also hear the train being loaded for the journey to Milwaukee where they would be in the parade and make stops in towns along the way. Exploring the museum to learn the history was fun too.

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If you guessed “The Greatest Show on Earth” in Baraboo, Wisconsin, USA, you guessed right! Click on this link to go to their website to learn more about Circus World.

If you take a Where in the World is the SU catalog photo, send it to me so I can include it on my blog. It’s fun to see peeps out and about.

Where is my next destination? I would love it to be the Greek Isles! That is the trip I can earn from SU by being a Super Awesome Stamper, Seller and Team Leader. I am hoping that my 15th year with SU earns me my first trip because the Greek Isles sounds like a trip of a lifetime! If you would like to help me earn this trip, use the Contact button above so we can share ideas for making this happen!

Super Awesome World Traveler Shirley

Fun Fridays, Share the Fun!

I have been sharing the designs from fellow demonstrators this week and have more designs to share next week. For today, I thought I would share photos of the prep work and also demonstrators that attended the Fall Fling.

I provided 8 make-n-takes and used my tubbing system to make sure all the supplies used for one project could be contained in a tub. Starting from the top left are 2 cards, the holiday catalog dsp share, scrapbook layout (blogged about here), an acetate gift box, a pizza gift box, a sheet of thick whisper white that could be stamped with images from The Little Things stamp set and a Halloween treat bag.

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I use rolling suitcases to transport the tubs to the stamping location. Four tubs fit in one suitcase. The Big Shot is strapped to the extended handle. My CentreStage bag is strapped on too. I use the suitcase pockets for grid sheets, catalogs, additional Big Shot platforms, stamp-n-scrubs and mist cleaning bottles. My method of transport is slick!

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Some action shots during the gathering. I’ll have to put group photo on the agenda next time!

Hope you enjoyed seeing behind the scenes. If you want to attend our next gathering, contact me to discuss options. Have a nice weekend!

Super Awesome Coordinator Shirley

Fall into Paper Pumpkin Savings!

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Paper Pumpkin is an all inclusive kit that is delivered right to your front door…all for about $20 per month. However, you can fall into savings and receive the September kit for about $10 plus tax! Tuck the kit away until the snow flies or stamp it up as soon as you receive it or gift it away to someone that needs a pick me up.

Stampin’ Up! shares a youtube video once we receive our kits. So if you are a visual learner, we have got you covered! Click here to see the August kit assembled in a short video.

Full details and sign up is through this link: click here to start the fun!

Hurry, offer ends on September 10th!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley