Woohoo Weekend is over…but…

The presentations for WooHoo Weekend are over…sigh…I hope you enjoyed all the great projects, tips, tricks from the comfort of your air conditioned space. I know I did! My shopping list has grown to include the patterned paper from the Hand Penned Suite, the Color and Contour Bundle (scalloped dies!)and the Flowers of Friendship bundle (because it has an easy to use punch). Oh, and I’ll get another Simply Elegant patterned paper pack.

If you would like to place an order, click the image below if your order is under $150 so you are linked to host QCWKQ2S3. I’ll email you a bonus pdf using the Elegantly Said Suite of products as a thank you for using this host code. If your order is over $150, do not use the code so you can enjoy all the host rewards yourself.

If you were active in the group…

If you missed the live presentations, I can still add you to the group since videos and posts are available for viewing after the event is over. Only customers of mine are invited to the group though. Please place an online order as directed above to receive your invitation to join the group.

Thanks again for supporting my small business!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

One More Sleep til Woohoo Weekend!!!

What happens when 12 Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from across the globe collab to create inspiring content? It’s a fun filled event you can enjoy from the comfort of your air conditioned coolness. Yes, it’s unusually hot, hot, hot where I live. So it’s a good weekend to stay inside and stamp with us!

This event is open to my customers that are my Facebook business page fans. Being a FB page fan is how I can invite you to the group. Using an email address to extend the invitation no longer works. Like/subscribe to my FB business page here https://www.facebook.com/superawesomestamper Then send me a FB PM and ask to be added to the group.

I kick off the event at 3pm central time on Friday, June 11th. I hope you are there to watch the fun or watch on replay too! This event features tons of projects, ideas, tips, tricks and random prizes too! Hope to see you in the group!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Z Fancy Fold Kits in the Mail on Sale now!

The Elegantly Said stamp set and Elegant Tag punch are designed in a favorite style of mine, chabby chic. I do love a good scroll! So I had to feature them in my next batch of Kits in the Mail. The stamp set and punch are new products introduced in the new 2021-2022 annual catalog that went live in May.

The “Z” makes an interesting card front.

The Z Fold greeting card kit features 1 of the Night of Navy design and 1 of the Cinnamon Cider design tucked inside our medium cello envelopes and includes 2 basic white envelopes as shown below.

Please note that the stamped images are not included in the kit (images on both tags, scroll and lace ledge) since Stampin’ Up! does not allow us to include stamped images in our kits.

To complete the kits, order the Elegantly Said stamp set and Night of Navy ink pad through my online store by clicking on those words to zoom to the store.

To order my Z Fancy Fold Elegantly Said Kits in the Mail, click on the Paypal button below. Supply is limited so don’t delay, order today!

Z Fancy Fold Elegantly Said Kits in the Mail June 2021

This kit includes 1 Night of Navy and 1 Cinnamon Cider kit with 2 Basic White envelopes for June 2021.

$10.00

If you want to add the Elegant Tag punch to your stasth, you are welcome to order the Elegantly Said stamp set and Elegant Tag punch as a bundle and save 10% off the individual prices by clicking these words.

Thank You for your orders!

Super Awesome Kit Maker Shirley

P. S. If you need a visual of the project and kit contents, watch my Youtube video.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop Thinking of You Guys

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Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the globe including the USA, United Kingdom and Australia. We have a wide array of Thinking of You projects with guys in mind. You may have arrived from Sandy Ward’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

The Color and Contour stamp set is a brand new set from the brand new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. I used the sentiment on my card design. I have a pictorial tutorial for you today.

Two ice cream cone punched out shapes make the sentiment mat.
Rip a piece of the Ice Cream Corner patterned paper to create interest.
Flip a portion of the Cinnamon Cider cardstock back to create an easy fun fold.
Then attach the ice cream cone patterned paper over the liquid glue.

Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

Thanks for hopping with us each month. Now click on the next image to zoom to Tracy’s blog and see what fun project she designed.

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Here is a list of hoppers in case you get off the trail…

Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!

Tracy Held

Sue Boerner

Terri Stewart

Krissi Hannahs

Joy Nelson

Nancy Reynolds

Julia Mazur

Sandy Ward

If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours. Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Join my Super Awesome Stampers Team for the best benefits! Join now and receive $30 extra dollars to spend on your welcome kit! Click here for details on what Stampin’ Up! offers in your welcome kit.

All the supplies to create this hand stamped greeting card can be ordered through my online store here. Please use the host code found on the right side of my blog when ordering through my online store if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, don’t use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

Thanks for stopping by!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

I am a Beekeeper!

Bees have always fascinated me. It probably goes back to the days when we lived in the country and had fields to wander in. Plucking the flowers to present to Mom while observing the insects buzzing by. I remember learning that plants feel pain too as evidenced by their wilting once they were plucked and their nutrient source was broken.

Fast forward to attending an informational session presented by Shedd Farley of the Farley Center in Verona, Wisconsin. Shedd spoke of how the center came to be and the programs offered in their mission of Peace, Justice and Sustainability.

One program is their New Beekeepers Program which offers an in person class following a year in the life of the honey bee. I kept his talk in the back of my mind thinking someday I would take the class. I decided to sign up for the class in January 2020 not knowing what a different year 2020 would be. This is a ripple effect that actually started with their newspaper article that was published many years ago.

Farley Center Beekeeping Program Mentors are Patrick Norby and Matt Kersten. They did a fantastic job answering all our questions and offered insight based on their bee keeping experiences. The year started with package install and ended with honey extraction day and fall clean up. I shared a few photos on my Facebook page from last year. I will be starting to blog our bee keeping journey for this year. So I hope you follow along!

I am excited to share the bee package install videos below. Om Bee One hive is the first video that starts with commentary from my parents, the B and B part of the endeavor (Barb and Bob). The Gnome Sweet Gnome is the second video and gets right into the install.

Although I have produced over 400 paper crafting videos for my Youtube channel, these are the first two beekeeping videos. I was not sure what to expect for video quality since filming is outside and I am a distance from my camera phone. So please be kind and I’ll improve the production value as I go along.

I’ll be sharing more bee videos and bee blog posts as we move through the seasons for educational and scientific purposes since the horizontal Layens hives are not as common as the vertical Langstroth hives. Women bee keepers on the internet are even less common; let’s fix that with sharing my videos and posts:) We used Langstroth hives during the Farley Center class but I decided on using Layens hives instead after doing much research on the internet and reading books. I had time in 2020 so I made plans;) One bee keeping Youtube video a day, keeps the doctor away, haha!

I hope you enjoy the educational and real world experience of honey bee keeping from Zone 4 in Wisconsin, USA!

Super Awesome Bee Keeper Shirley