Pile o’ Christmas Cheer

It always starts with someone in mind. A person may need cheering up or wishing birthday greetings. This time, I had my senior living communities to design for. What would I gift them for a little Christmas cheer when I visit in December?

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The package needs to be easily opened and can be reusable. I let people know they can enjoy the treat inside, refill it and re-gift it. It needs to be festive and fun and easy to assemble since I have many to make.

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So I started gathering piles of supplies I had on hand, designed the favor and then ordered the supplies needed to make about 300. Each resident and staff will receive one. They were a big hit with the first communities I visited yesterday.

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If we cross paths in December, I’ll gift you one too. In case we don’t, here is a Youtube video showing how to assemble plus a few other ideas at the end of the video.

 

Happy Holidays!

Super Awesome Party Favor Maker Shirley

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Spooky Cat

Spooky cat cards are making their way to mailboxes of friends and family that love Halloween. Also mailed were order thank yous, belated birthday wishes and Happy Anniversary greetings. A tall stack for sure!

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The cat hats were fussy cut from a sheet of 12×12 inch designer series paper in the Spooky Night package full of preprinted hats. The pumpkins are from the same dsp package. I used the coordinating cat punch to perfectly punch out pumpkin pie and basic black cats. The pumpkin faces are stamped on cajun craze cardstock using cajun craze in. Stamps are from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set.

I still have about a half a sheet of spooky cats so if you like Halloween as much as I do, let me know so I can add you to my Halloweenie mailing list!

Super Awesome Shirley

 

 

Merry Music Vintage Scrapbook Layout

I love to scrapbook my own memories and also help others scrapbook too. When designing a layout, I look to the photos to pick up the tone of what the photo captured. Laughter needs bright colors and bold patterns to bring out the fun. Winter holidays need reds and greens and a little bit of tinsel trim (yes, we have that in the Holiday catalog, page 21!). Vintage black and white need doilies and darker scrolly and lace pattern paper.

I had the opportunity to coordinate an all demonstrator meeting that was held last Saturday so of course I included a scrapbook layout for a make-n-take. This was the design…

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The patterned paper is from the Merry Music designer series paper pack that is available in the holiday catalog page 13. Sweet sugarplum cardstock lightens up the page along with doilie, bow and ribbons accents.

I filmed a Youtube video so you can easily recreate this layout. Or attend the next Scrapbook in a Day on October 14th or 17th to recreate it yourself. Details for Scrapbook in a Day will be announced this week so stay tuned. In the meantime, enjoy the video!

Super Awesome Scrapbooker 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

Tuscan Vineyard – the real swap!

Remember my first post using the Tuscan Vineyard stamp set? Read about it here. Today I am sharing my card design that was used for the demonstrator only card swap.

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Yes, that is a slice of real wine cork, stained with wine! Wink of Stella was used on the grapes to bleed the rich razzleberry ink and add a glistening touch.  It adds a wow factor not easily shown on the photo.

I’ll be sharing this card with summer hosts, my Super Awesome Stampers Demonstrator Team and customers. If you are in my stamping circle, there is a good chance you will receive this card!

The video and photos were filmed on location at Mom and Dad’s. They have props galore so Mom is already giving me ideas to pair stamp sets with their props. They have a real wood desk too which has lots of history.

Supplies used plus clear Wink of Stella, rich razzleberry, crumb cake and very vanilla cardstock:

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What is your favorite product used on this design? Leave a comment to share what it is!

Thanks for stamping with me today!

 

Serene Scenery Designs, times 2!

My last post (The Guy with the Plants aka my Dad) shared the greeting card I created for my Dad using the Serene Scenery designer series paper. The home office must love this paper as well because they created a short video sharing all the patterns here.

I created another design using this paper stack to welcome 2 new members to my Super Awesome Stampers team.

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Yes, I fixed the askew white perfect accent before mailing since it was not perfectly placed for the photo!

The supplies used:

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Watch the video here if you want to see my hands assemble the cards.

What designs will you create using Serene Scenary? Leave a comment with design ideas. Then order your stack from my online store. Mom has already placed her order!

Thanks for stamping with me today! Toodles till tomorrow!