New Products Sneak Peek Prize Patrol!

Stampin’ Up! hosted demonstrators for an evening of Centrestage Leadership and a day of Onstage stamping fun during #minneapolisonstage2019. Other events were located around the world simultaneously.

Prize Patrol is highly anticipated after each main stage stamping presentation. I had button #5 and this was my prize. I love vintage inspired designs so this stamp set will provide me with hours of stamping fun!

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Last prize for the day was the all attendee giveaway!

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Check back in the morning for more #minneapolisonstage2019 fun!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

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New Catalog Products Sneak Peek Here! Centrestage Edition

Stampin’ Up! hosted demonstrators for an evening of Centrestage Leadership and a day of Onstage stamping fun during #minneapolisonstage2019. Other events were located around the world simultaneously. I’ll be sharing photos from both events in the next few blog posts.

I first had to meet my nephew since I was staying at his place. Hotel Nephew was spacious and quiet. Drew was elsewhere while I camped out. I left a little something gift bag for letting me couch surf.

Then I was off to navigate the streets from Edina to Minneapolis Convention Center. Thank goodness for my British accented siri since it’s been many years since I have visited the Twin Cities in this area.

I just happened to be walking by when the convention center sign flipped to welcome us. The downtown skywalk system in the background helps navigating between buildings in all seasons.

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Tulips blooming in the Minnesota snow outside the convention center were so pretty reminding me to take life as it comes, thriving through each challenge.

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almost to the gathering area..

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Registration staff were right inside the main doors and greeted us with this awesome bag!

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Now imagine about 23 tables set for Centrestage Leadership waiting for us close to the stage…

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We could have had our Desserts First! All were delicious. The cinnamon cupcake with the straw curl and the lemon meringue were my favorites.

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Buffet options including cauliflower puff cakes, quinoa salad, apple and craisen coleslaw, jerk chicken, cajun chicken, green beans and roasted potatoes. There were a few more options I did not sample. Yum!

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A special gift for Centrestage attendees had room to tuck a punch inside. It is more of a currency purse with inside pockets on both sides and room in the middle. The purse has both weight and texture that feels like pampering:)

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We had some business talks before and after dinner easing ourselves into stamping mode. Thanks for a great Centrestage Leadership!

I’ll be posting more about Saturday’s events so stay tuned!

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P.S. We got our copy of the new annual catalog! We are only allowed to show the cover online. Attend the Card Buffet April 24/27/28 to see it in person!

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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

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!