I’m back at the One of a Kind Stamp and Scrap Expo!

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I am back as the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator at the One of a Kind Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in Madison during the weekend of November 16-18, 2018. I have been participating in this show in various ways ever since it started. Way back when before I became a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, my family would visit from out of town and we would attend the show together.

This year, I have a table on the show floor so visit me there! I also have 3 classes, the Daisy Jar on Friday, the Wood Crate Projects on Saturday and my staple, Card Buffet on Sunday. Please consider attending a class. As a bonus, you will get to rest your legs for an hour during class 🙂

In addition, I’ll be a demonstrator during the Saturday night Create n Keep. This event is 4 hours of stamping fun!

Here is a link to the expo’s website: click here to zoom to the OOAK website.

See you there!

Super Awesome Shirley

 

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Ink and Share Blog Hop Anything But A Card

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Welcome to our Ink and Share Blog Hop. This month, we are featuring projects that are anything but a card designed by fellow Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators. If you are hopping around, you have arrived from Sandrine Jse’s blog and her fabulous project.

My hop design below features designer series paper (dsp) Toil and Trouble with bewitchingly fun prints. I fussy cut the witches and little kitties from the same piece of dsp. Our dsp is double sided which makes it hard sometimes to pick which pattern to show.  I opted to show both sides with the spooky ghost print by folding over about 1/2 inch to reveal the purpley striped side.

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Top view shows the wood crate created when using the Wood Crate framelits on our Wood Textures dsp. It’s a “roomy” crate.

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Lots of mini night scene party favors ready for Fall Fling, an all demonstrator meeting that I coordinate.8 18partyfavor4-001

Spider Trinkets and little kitties add some fun. Someone said her crate shifted during Fall Fling and it gave her a fright because she saw the legs move. Spiders are tricky that way!

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Thanks for stopping at my blog! Now click the next image to hop to Cindy Mitchell-Clark’s blog to see what summer themed project she designed.

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

Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!

 

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

Onstage Display Board Submission aka Pick Me! Pick Me!

I am heading to Onstage in Orlando Florida to celebrate Stampin’ Up! 30th anniversary as a leader in paper crafting and making a difference. I am so excited to be sharing this opportunity with my downline. One is attending with me. The others will have to live vicariously through my social media posts:)

Stampin’ Up! has asked for display board stampers. I would be thrilled if they picked me! I love to design projects with our fabulous products. I pluck stamps, then paper and embellishments and finally ink from my shelves before sitting down to cover all my tables with inspiration during design sessions. Supply piles are toppling and I get down to 4 inches of clear desk space before I am all done with a session.

So here are my design picks for my Onstage Display Board Submission. I hope the Pick Me!

three hand stamped greeting cards…

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1 scrapbook page…

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2, 3-D projects

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back side…

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I hope the review panel likes what they see and Pick Me!

Have a nice day!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

Daisy Jar Class

It’s a design day in the stamp room today. I won’t be taking out the garbage until all the supplies are put back in their cases:) Yes, I am down to working with 2 inches of clear desk space and stamps are teetering in stacks.
The designs are for the August Card Buffet and Daisy Jar class.  The Daisy Jar is below. Note that the foliage is fresh cut from the lilacs that had a few flowers opening!
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All supplies are included in the Daisy Jar class, except the lilac foliage although we could send you home with a bunch:) The Daisy Jar class is by prepay only since you will go home with a new daisy punch and whatever you don’t use from your package of faceted gems. Cost is $35 and is due to me by August 1st so I can order the supplies.
The Card Buffet is 10 cards with envelopes for $20, you provide your adhesives. You are welcome to attend the buffet and then start on your jar when you are finished with the buffet. RSVP for the buffet is by Wednesday, August 8th, 8pm.
The Daisy Jar class and Card Buffet will be offered on Friday, August 10th, 5:30-8pm and Saturday, August 11th, 1-3:30pm. I have added 30 minutes to the session in case you want to make the jar and do the buffet.
RSVP by clicking Contact above and let me know if you want to attend the Daisy Jar class or Card Buffet or both. Pay for both events at the same time and receive an extra card kit at the buffet.

Hope you can join me for some stamping fun in August!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Happy Birthday Aunt Dollie!

My Mom’s sister celebrated 80 years of good living with a surprise party at her favorite neice’s house. Aunt Dollie likes to color images for focal points on her greeting cards. Since I have stacks of stamp sets, I decided to stamp 80 images that she can color to her hearts content.

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There are 2 of each image stamped with Memento ink pad, a mix of retired and current images. If she does not like the color combination she picked for the first image, she can change up the colors for the second image.

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I used a card exchange card and color coordinated with a Paper Pumpkin box to gift the images in. A simple and complete package that was quick to assemble.

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Happy 80th Birthday Aunt Dollie!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley