Rubber Rummage Sale this weekend

Lots of retired products for sale at my rubber rummage sale this weekend! Open 8am-6pm on Friday, August 17th and 8am-noon on Saturday, August 18th with Saturday afternoon hours if we still have inventory.

Sale includes:

Wood mount, clear mount and photopolymer stamp sets, estimated at 500 sets (we sold a few tonight already to early birds)

some sets have coordinating framelits

designer series paper 12 sheets for $5

hand stamped greeting cards $2 each or 20 for $30

assorted embellishments

If it is raining cats and dogs, the front garage door will be closed. Come around the side of the garage and enter through the garage service door.

Click the Contact above and let me know you are interested in shopping the sale. I’ll relay the address once I receive your message.

Hope you can shop with us!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

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Retreat Projects Completed!

We were busy crafters at our weekend retreat. Here are some photos to show what we created over our 3 days of spreading out on our own tables.

I worked on stamping and assembling the coffee cards for an upcoming card exchange. The happiness card was sent to a friend that could not make the retreat.

Dawn sewed the border around this hand stitched alphabet block. She said she used lots  of red scraps. She does not know the person that created the blocks so if you recognize the artist, please add a comment.

Katrina made a stack of microwavable bowls and was working on another stack. The ribbon blanket is for baby to stimulate visual and touch senses.

We took a break for the make-n-takes, a gable box and birthday card (not shown).

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There is usually a little bit of fabric left after a project is finished. Dawn creates a square to remind her of the project since most are given away as gifts. She created these squares over the weekend. She eventually hopes to sew these together to make a larger project. Maybe we will see her do this at the next retreat.

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Dawn’s square project reminded me that I do something similar with designer series paper. I keep a few sheets of favorite patterns to create a scrapbook layout so I can continue to enjoy the paper long after it has been used in other projects. I have several shelves of “saved” paper waiting to be scrapbooked. Someday I’ll get to creating with the stash. It may be used to finally get the scrapbook started that is All About Me. For now, it is enough I have a saved stash that will be ready when I am.

Would you like to join us on our next retreat? Paper crafters, quilters and rug hookers are welcome to attend and make progress along with us! Our next retreat is August 24-26 and October 19-21, 2018. Contact me for more information and reserve your spot at retreat!

Super Awesome Retreater Shirley at #cattailretreat

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

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