Fall Fling Shoebox Swap and Business Talk

Have you ever wondered why I like stamping so much? Besides the colorful papers (cardstock and patterns in rich tones), cutting options (punches and framelits abound) and fun ribbons (textures that pop), it is being in the company of others that like stamping just as much as I do. Yes, a tribe and today’s tribe is a demonstrator gathering where you are invited as a guest to try out this tribe.

The big event for the day is the Shoebox Swap where you prepare card kits for everyone else to stamp and then everyone else does the same. Three hours of stampin’ bliss using current catalog products! Which means we get to try out items we may not have in our personal stash.

Next up is swapping projects assembled before the event so you can go home with even more samples. Better than Pinterest!

We need to stop to refuel at lunchtime. Then group make-n-takes bring us back to stamping. After that, we share business related ideas and let our hands rest. Last, we clean up and leave the room as we found it.


If this sounds likes a day you want to experience, please contact me to RSVP for a Super Awesome Day of Stamping with the paper crafting tribe!


Have a Super Awesome Day!



Last Call for Christmas in July

Today is the last day to earn a $5 bonus coupon from Stampin’ Up! as outlined in this blog post for every $50 purchase. Remember that every $50 online order is eligible for Online Shopper Rewards from me as outlined in this blog post.

Today is the last day to join my Super Awesome Stampers Team and receive $72 of additional products in your starter kit as outlined in this blog post.

Stock up on supplies during…

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and you will be ready for fall days where you stay inside to play.

Zoom to my online store by clicking on these words.

Happy Stampin!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley


July Card Buffet 2 sessions this week

My summer has been a whirl so far with trips up north for work and visiting. I just whirled back to Sun Prairie yesterday in time to prepare for the July Card Buffet that is this Thursday, July 27th, 1:30-3:30pm or Saturday, July 29th, 3-5pm. Would you like to join us? I have these designs ready for you to stamp and assemble…

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The wisteria wonder flower card will include sympathy stamps in it’s tub.

RSVP is required by Wednesday, July 26th, noon, so I can have a spot ready for you.

Pre-order your designs by Wednesday, July 26th, noon and you will receive an extra card kit.

Bring a friend that has not stamped with me before and you both receive an extra kit.

Place an order during the event and receive an extra kit.

Cost is $20 for 10 cards with envelopes. Please bring your own favorite adhesives including tape runner, glue dots and dimensionals or I can provide adhesives for $3 extra. New adhesives are available for purchase as well.

You are welcome to bring paper snips, a bone folder and paper piercer in your cropping caddyl. If you don’t have the basic hardware, I would be happy to place an order for you so you are set with your own supplies. You are welcome to bring a capped beverage as well.

Hope to stamp with you this week!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

WooHoo! July Card Buffet with Christmas options

A Card Buffet is good for stocking up on an assortment of cards (minimum of 6 designs per session), being creative without having to invest in the supplies (consumables packaged in kits and all hardware provided) and socializing with others (Hi New Friend!). You never know who you will connect with while at a buffet and the creative break will inspire you.

As a bonus, you can gift away all your creations at once in the form of a pick me up, birthday or shower gift too. Or mail them out one by one to those that will appreciate you took the time to create them yourself. Sounds like something you would like to try? Here are the dates and details…

July Card Buffet dates are:

Thursday, July 27th, 9:30-11:30am or 1:30-3:30pm or

Saturday, July 29th, 3-5pm or 6-8pm

RSVP by Tuesday, July 25th, noon.

Cost and what is included:

Create 10 cards with envelopes for $20. I can provide adhesive for $3 or bring your own. Additional projects can be purchased for $1.50 per project.

Earn extra kits by placing an order during the event, prepaying, being new to stamping with me, bringing friends with you that have not stamped with me before.

Members of my Super Awesome Stampers Team also get an extra card kit!

Please bring supplies you may want to use like paper snips, bone folder and paper piercer.  Pack all your favorite adhesives if I am not providing them. Recommended adhesives are a tape runner, glue dots and dimensionals. I have new packages of adhesives on hand for purchase if you need them. You are welcome to bring a capped beverage as well.

RSVP by Tuesday, July 25th, noon to reserve your spot and bring a friend!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

P.S. Here is a sneak peek of one of the cards in the line up. Fresh Fig and Cherry Cobbler combine to make a lovely card!

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July Bonus Days

Here’s the deal: for every $50 you spend July 1–31, 2017 (before shipping and tax), you will get a $5 Bonus Days coupon from Stampin’ Up! that can be used August 1–31, 2017.


Exciting promotions details:


  • There is no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate. Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • Redeem codes through online ordering or through in person events August 1-31, 2017.
  • Double Dip through my online shopper rewards detailed in this blog post!

Click on this link to start shopping through my online store.  UPS will make prompt delivery directly to you when shopping through my online store. Then be surprised when you receive a snail mailed fabulous thank you card from me! You must designate me as your demonstrator and allow me to contact you in order to receive a thank you card from me. Otherwise, Stampin’ Up! is not allowed to share that you placed an order with me if you opt for no contact from me.



Happy Shoppin’ and Stampin’!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley


Fun Fridays – Online Shopping Rewards has started!

Many of you support my business with orders placed through my online store. Thank You for those orders! I have been considering rewarding you with more than just a snail mailed thank you card. After considering program details offered through other demonstrators, creating a snazzy flyer and typing this blog post, I am ready to roll out my Online Shopping Rewards program!

Simply print the Online Shopping Rewards flyer to track your orders. Email or snail mail the flyer after it has been completely filled out. I will promptly deliver your reward to you after verifying order history. Full details are available on the flyer below the chart.


I will retroactively accept orders that have been placed since the new catalog started on June 2, 2017. A super awesome surprise for you!

The host code for July is EVBU2CUA. If you are attending an in person party, please ask for a code for that host if you can not attend that party but still want to order with your host. If you are ordering over $150, please do not use a host code so you can keep all the Stampin’ Up! sponsored benefits.

Click here to open and print the Online Shopper Rewards pdf file. Thanks!

Happy Shoppin’ and Stampin’!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Wisteria Wonder pops with Basic Black

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I am back to filming Youtube videos and my white elephant scene cutter prop got a work out last week! At one point, I had to use more than 5 fingers for a take. So, at that point, I turned off the lights for the day.

I would like to publish a new video every week. However, my home internet speeds have other ideas. Upload speed is very, very slow to the point that the connection is lost about an hour into uploading. The same video will publish in a few minutes at other locations. My solution is to upload while I am out and about. So you may see several videos posted over a short time instead of once a week.

Click on the image below to watch the Coloring with Markers video which is one of the videos from last week’s efforts. Leave a comment if you liked the video! Subscribe to my Youtube channel to get notice of when new videos are posted.

Happy Stampin!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Christmas in July for new demonstrators!

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Ho, ho, ho! Our Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator! As a new recruit, you will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks, and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52! You will also receive the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE, a $20 value!

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With so many basic items provided, you will be able to get your brand, new business off to a fast start—and spend your Starter Kit dollars on things like your favorite stamp sets and accessories! Just purchasing for yourself? I welcome hobby demonstrators to my Super Awesome Stampers team as well.

If you are new to Stampin’ Up!, here is a bit of how we make a difference.

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I would love to be the demonstrator you contact to get you started! Click on this link to take you to my website to find out all the details and sign up with me.  I offer online and in-person support for discount, hobby and business builder demonstrators on my Super Awesome Stampers team. Please ask if you have questions about being a demonstrator and the support I offer.

Consider becoming a Super Awesome Stamper team member soon because this offer is only good in July. Hope to stamp with you soon!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Flash Paper Pumpkin Sale

You read that right! Receive your first month of Paper Pumpkin for 75% off! Paper Pumpkin is a paper creativity box delivered directly to your snail mail box that contains all of the supplies, samples and instructions to create awesome cards and projects each month. Ready to try it out for $5?

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Click on this link to zing you to paperpumpkin.com and automatically designate me as your demonstrator.

and the fine print:

  • for new subscribers only
  • not valid on prepaid subscriptions
  • discount applied to first kit

Sign Up and then look forward to your first box around July 15th! Thanks for your support!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Fun Fridays includes a Paper Pumpkin Night Out!

Lisa J. and I have a fun end to our Friday today. She is hosting a Paper Pumpkin Night Out! She won the party at the WAGS fundraiser where I donated a stack of hand stamped greeting cards and the PPNO. She said she split her raffle tickets between the prizes and won mine! WAGS stands for Wisconsin Academy of Graduate Service Dogs. Lisa has a WAGS dog named Haley that helps Lisa throughout her day. Find information about WAGS through this link.

We will be creating with the Sara Thing kit tonight. This kit was designed by our CEO and daughter of our co-founder in celebration of 4 years of Paper Pumpkin kits. The stamp set for this kit is written in Sara’s writing! A fun touch and a set I will treasure in my stash.

Here’s Sara…


and here is what we will create from the kit!


Would you like to help Lisa out by placing an online order? Simply use host code WJT7PCJY at my online store by clicking this link.  A three month Paper Pumpkin subscription is only $59 plus tax and your snail mail box will be happy! Scroll to Paper Pumpkin at my online store for other subscription options and past kits that are for sale. After purchasing your subscription, follow the link in the confirmation email to get your account set up so Paper Pumpkin knows where to ship your boxes!

I’ll try to remember to take photos from the party tonight and share them here. Lisa and I discussed getting photos the last time we stamped together but we get busy stamping and then forget! I wonder if I arrive with a post it note on my forehead with “TAKE PHOTOS!!!” that we will remember to snap a few. Stay tuned to find out!

Have a Fun Friday!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

P.S. I was just looking around the #WAGS website and who did I find? Lisa and Haley!

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Lisa and Haley (peeking behind Lisa) with our guests and their creations. Thanks for a fun night!