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…

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and here is what we will create from the kit!

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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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Epilogue…

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

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Fun Fridays plus Where in the World is the SU catalog?

I had planned to hit the road at 6am when they opened this morning, but I got there a little later than that! The friendly counter staff enthusiastically agreed to a photo op and said today was photo op day. There must have been others asking for photos too:)

This was the second day open at their second location. Do you know where this location is? Add a comment if you do and/or what your favorite donut is!

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I got an assorted dozen and this is what is left after sharing with my family. My favorite is the plain sour cream old fashioned donuts.

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I left the pink, jimmy sprinkled thank you card with the counter ladies since the May Paper Pumpkin kit was donut themed! I let them know I can come back and stamp a donut card with them. So I hope they take me up on the offer!

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Would you like to meet me at the shop to stamp a donut card while we enjoy a real donut? Add a comment to get the conversation started. Thanks!

Last Chance Ordering

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Hello There!

Our annual catalog sales period is almost at an end. Sigh…Tuesday, May 31st is the last day to order from this catalog. Retiring (and clearance rack) items are available while supplies last so I encourage you to order online and would like to reward you for doing so!

Please use hostess code U4DFR2J2 when placing your $50 or more order through my online store here. If your order is over $150, do not use the hostess code since I want you to spend all the stampin rewards.

Fine Print:

Orders must be placed by noon on May 31st through my online store. Look for my name in the upper right corner at my online store so you know you are ordering through me.

Orders must use hostess code U4DFR2J2. Exception is if orders are over $150 (see above).

Paper Pumpkin 1, 3, 6 and 12 month subscriptions count the same as actual product orders!

You earn 6 sheets of designer series paper, a ribbon share or some other fabulous brand new product from my reward basket for every $50 in online orders.

We must see each other to pick out your reward. If you live too far away for a personal visit, then I will snail mail 6 sheets of DSP to you.

You can stop at my house to pick out your reward item and your brand new 2017-2018 catalog shortly after you place your order.

Happy Online Shoppin’ and have a nice weekend!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am also considering rolling out an online ordering reward system so this past month has been a test for this program.

Creativity Starts with a Kit!

A Paper Pumpkin Kit that is! If you have a list of reasons why you are not being creative, how about trying out a kit where all the planning and prep work has been done so you get to the fun stamping sooner. It arrives in your mailbox once a month, is compact and transportable to your summer destinations. People of all ages and creativity experiences can enjoy creating with this kit.

Sounds like something you would like to try? Yes, Please! Well, Paper Pumpkin is on sale too for first time customers!

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First-time customers get an introductory 25% off for June, July, and August! Use promo code STARTHERE at the Paper Pumpkin website here. Please make sure I have been selected as your demonstrator so that you can also take advantage of receiving free designer series paper from me!

And the fine print:

 

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription.
  • Receive 6 sheets of 12×12 designer series paper from me when meeting the above requirements. We need to see the white’s of each other’s eyeballs to redeem the free dsp. I can snail mail it as well for those living outside my delivery zone.

In addition, Stampin’ Up’s Youtube Paper Pumpkin channel is loaded with a short video on how to assemble the kit in case you need more direction than the flyer included in the kit. Here is the link to the Youtube channel.

For the experienced paper crafter, Pinterest offers loads of photos of alternate Paper Pumpkin projects using supplies already in your stash. Check it out!

I hope you agree that Paper Pumpkin is an easy creativity option for your summer fun!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

 

Last Day to Sale-a-brate and Join the Super Awesome Stampers!

Yes, today is the last day to Sale-a-brate when joining my Super Awesome Stampers Team!

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A fellow demonstrator graciously offered this image to share so I am taking her up on it! The image is not clickable for me though. Click on this sentence to be taken to my online store.

Team Benefits offered by Stampin’ Up!:

Discount on all your product purchases! The reason I signed up almost 14 years ago!

Ability to earn an additional stamp set from SU for meeting sales goals!

Advance knowledge of new products and ordering opportunities!

Free training and videos on all things stamping and business on the demo website when you are ready to view!

Team Benefits offered by Me as your upline:

Help with first event projects and demonstrations.

Monthly card in your snail mail box.

Facebook monthly group meetings which you can access at any time.

Support and encouragement whether you are enjoying the discount for yourself or building a business.

In person group meetings.

And Much More from Stampin’ Up! and Me!

If your shopping list is greater than $99, consider joining my Super Awesome Stampers Team Today! Thanks!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

A Surprise from Sara

We turned creative control of our April Paper Pumpkin kit over to Stampin’ Up!’s CEO, Sara Douglass, and the end result is stunning! Her style is, “bold, vibrant, and artistic—with a little bit of sass,” which is exactly how she described the kit. Sara designed this kit so you can discover creativity through the eyes of our CEO while having an experience that is uniquely YOU! Get ready to embrace your inner artist and skip to the fun with Sara.

As if a kit designed by Sara is not reason enough to sign up, there’s more! She’s including a FREE gift inside every April box! We’re keeping it a surprise, but you won’t want to miss it!

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What is Paper Pumpkin?

  • An all-inclusive paper crafting kit arriving in your snail mailbox every month
  • Exclusive photopolymer stamp sets
  • Crafting time you can count on without a lot of prep work
  • Getting together with friends to craft every month
  • Project designs vary each month
  • The surprise factor!
  • Subscriptions count towards Sale-a-bration rewards and host rewards
  • Or opt to pay month to month

FAQ at the paper pumpkin website Sign up there and select me as your demonstrator. Purchase subscriptions through my online store here. Thank You!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

It Takes a Stamping Village…

to bring fun paper crafting kits to share with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison guests. Each time I ask my stamping friends to help donate Paper Pumpkin kits to RMHC, stampers step up. This time, we were able to donate 13 kits!

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Faye Owen, Kay Messling, Tammy Muehlemann and Wendy Brantner made monetary donations so I could pay for full kits. Harriet donated stamps which I combined with refill kits and ink spots. Jeanne donated empty boxes to contain the kits I put together. I donate an acrylic block to mount the stamps on and deliver the kits to the Madison house.

Linda accepted the donations today and will make sure they are included in guest welcome bags.

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What follows is a True Story! I was cleaning out my email inbox last week and so was my friend Lisa Kinning. She responded to my email asking for donations from…a year ago! She also donated a year ago and wanted to donate again. So I’ll have more kits to donate when I visit the house in April. Thanks Lisa for your generous donation, twice!

Would you like to donate Paper Pumpkin kits to Ronald McDonald House of Madison? Contact me and we will get it done! Thanks!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

New Super Awesome Stampers Team Member!

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Sherrie has enjoyed creating with Stampin’ Up! products for years. She knows that a good scrapbook page is priceless. She enjoys using all the extra pieces in the Paper Pumpkin kits on alternate projects. Signing up during Sale-a-bration allowed her to pick 2 additional stamp sets of her choice, compliments of Stampin’ Up! She will also get demo support from me if she opts to take advantage of what I offer as her upline.

Welcome Sherrie! Looking forward to seeing what you create with your starter kit supplies!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

P.S. If you have questions about being a demonstrator and what I offer for support, please ask! I can answer questions via email or phone call.

Valentine’s Made Easy

I needed to assemble lots of valentine’s party favors for my visits to senior living communities. The Adorning Arrows Paper Pumpkin comes to the rescue! Supplies for 24 boxes were included in this kit. Watch the quick How To video here:

Since February is a popular month for senior living visits, I needed quite a few more party favors so I went looking through my Paper Pumpkin past kit stash of leftover supplies and found what I needed to create the rest of the party favors.

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Quick and cute! Stamped the verse on the die cut banner, stapled it and the candy to the die cut heart and done!

The next favor combined cone bags from last year’s Spring catalog with Sending Love designer series paper and bits from a few different products. The folded bag end adds another layer of interest.

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Last favor was assembled almost as intended. The pink baker’s twine was suppose to be a bow but I decided to make it easy for me and used a length instead to add interest.

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Paper Pumpkin is on sale during Sale-a-bration! Get the full details at my website under the Paper Pumpkin section. I love getting a monthly kit in my snail mail box that just needs stamping and assembly. You would too!

Happy Stampin!

Super Awesome 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!