One of a Kind Stamp and Scrap Expo Madison

Good Morning Stampers!

I am back from a whirl of convention in Orlando. We enjoyed fun presentations, make-n-takes, take-n-makes, new product displays, catered lunches and meeting 6000 new demonstrator friends! The warmth of Florida was highlight too. I shared a few photos of the trip on my business Facebook page while there. I’ll share more on my blog so be watching for those. I am excited to share this photo though. Kay got in line for a photo with Sara!
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I am up early to work on projects for this weekend’s One of a Kind Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo. In addition to demonstrating at the evening special events, I have Card Buffets on Friday, November 16th at 2pm and Sunday, November 18th at 10am. Would you like to join us?
Click here for Friday Card Buffet details, RSVP and payment. Click here for Sunday Card Buffet details, RSVP and payment.  Hurry, RSVP closes on Wednesday so please sign up today! I need a few more guests for both sessions so please bring your friends! Card Buffet is a great way to stock up on cards in a short amount of time since I prep the supplies in kits for you. Card Buffet will be run the same way I run it at my house with the exception that there will be space to spread out on! I am looking forward to that!
Stop by my booth and say hi while you are at expo. Sign up and prepay for the December Card Buffet while at expo and receive an extra card kit. In addition, I’ll have a super awesome display, goodies for sale and a make-n-take while supplies last.
Stamp with you then!
Super Awesome Stamper Shirley Merker
P.S. Place an online order using host code X4Y4RQBZ at my online store here prior to attending the Card Buffet on November 16th and 18th and receive an extra card kit at your session. In addition, I’ll honor my “bring friends that have not stamped with me before” incentive where you earn an extra card kit for each friend you bring. Your friends earn an extra kit too!
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#onstage2018 #photowithSara!!! #oneofakind #stampandscrapmadison #cardbuffet
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April Onstage 2018 Display Stamper Sampler Submission

Stampin’ Up! is hosting an all demonstrator gathering in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA  and around the globe the first weekend in April 2018. They have asked for display stamper submissions. Here is my official entry for consideration.

Let’s start with the scrapbook layout. I love the sweet sugarplum and basic black combination. The bows from the holly builder punch add nice details that draw the eye around the pages. I shared this layout as a make-n-take for a local demonstrator gathering.

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Next are three cards…

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Last are 3-D’s perfect for gifting a little something…

The first is re-purposed from mini gift bow packaging to a mini gift box. Use tissue to wrap your gift to keep it a surprise.

The second is re-purposed from mini ornament packaging to a mini gift box.

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Sara had shared at a Leadership Conference that packaging can be re-purposed. I have remembered this idea so try to give the packaging a second job when I can!

I hope I have inspired you with my display stamper sampler submission. I look forward to receiving notice from Stampin’ Up! that I am chosen as a display stamper since that means I get to turn new products into super awesome projects that other demonstrators can be inspired from.

Thanks for stopping by!

Super Awesome (hopeful display) Stamper Shirley

 

 

 

#Onstage2017 Display Stamper Submission

I have it marked on my calendar to apply again to be a display stamper at our all demonstrator gathering coordinated by Stampin’ Up! The gathering is called Onstage and it is great fun! In fact, attending convention is one of the reasons I signed up to be a demonstrator 13 years ago! If you would like to attend Onstage in the Twin Cities as part of my team, you need to sign up to be a demonstrator  through my website to start enjoying the best winter hobby ever! Haha!  Onstage registration starts January 10th. The midwest gathering has either been close to capacity or sold out so don’t delay in joining my team!

Okay. On to my submissions for display board stampers. Hope they pass the test!

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That’s It! The home office asked for 3 greeting cards, 2 of 3-D projects and 1 scrapbook page. Hope my samples have inspired you to get stamping!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

P.S. It is going to be bitter cold in my neck of the woods. Did you know my online store and the demonstrator opportunity are available to you from the comfort of your computer? No braving the cold for supplies anymore! One of the many reasons I love Stampin’ Up!

 

3rd Day of Parade of Holiday Cheer

The Ugly Sweater Addition! I so love the cable knit embossing folder. I see more creations using this folder during the upcoming winter months!

Here are 2 designs that my Mom and I whipped out for a card exchange with her stampin friends. Although the patterned paper is retired Stampin’ Up!, we had to go outside of Stampin’ Up! for bling!

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Yes, those are mini, real ugly sweaters! Mom has the greatest props!

Rudolph and the reindeer gang card was created by Cheryl Wenker.

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Last, this design is not so ugly and shares the versatility of our stamp sets. The Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set has images of Rudolph, Santa, Gingi, Bear and this Eskimo. The same punch cuts all these images as well!

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Eskimo was created by an unknown designer. Let me know if it was you so I can give you credit!

I hope you enjoyed my Parade of Holiday Cheer! Not sure if I will create any more posts before this weekend, so I’ll say Merry Christmas to you!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

P.S. I do have an idea for one more post. It involves the story of why half of you will receive your Christmas cards next week. So if you have not already received your card from me, you are in that group! It’s a groaner for sure!

2nd Day of Parade of Holiday Cheer

Welcome Back to my Parade of Holiday Cheer! I am featuring holiday swaps received during #Onstage November 2016 in Madison. Enjoy!

Rachel Durtschi created and colored this fabulous card! She used our new stitched framelits which are in next year’s annual catalog but Stampin’ Up! released the set early. We have promptly sold out of several shipments with the next shipment in stock in January. Would be a good purchase during Sale-a-bration!

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Cheryll Steinke created next card with the santa’s sleigh stamp. I love the red glimmer paper berry detail. The oval layering which includes a layer of red glimmer paper provides perfect balance for the pine bough. Cherry cobbler and garden green coordinating products make this card one to be placed in the annual decorations!

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Lovely as a Tree stamp set is still a top seller and for good reason. It has classic, realistic looking images. Sharon Kaldenberger created this one using emerald envy ink and ruched ribbon/ruban ruche/ruschenband. I can’t offer the Japanese translation though! We share and sell across the globe, maybe in your country!

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The next card is from an unknown designer. She placed the Santa’s Sleigh thinlet tree back inside the cut opening. It now has a 3-D effect! Neato!

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The last one for today is from Norma Artman. She added lots of details using the Star of Light product bundle. The fancy fold opens to reveal a message in the middle panel. Nice job Norma!

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That’s it for today! Check back tomorrow for the ugly sweater addition!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley