ICS Blog Hop Dino Days Bundle


Thank you for hopping around with us as we showcase bundles. New bundles are a great way to save with bundle pricing. You may have arrived from Anastasia Radloff’s blog and her fabulous project. My project is below.

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Close up of the fun glitter enamel dots. The fan detail on the whisper white strip was created using the paper snips.

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An extra die cut dino is peeking on the card inside.

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All the supplies used…

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Please leave a comment and let me know if you like the bright colored patterned paper.

Thank you for hopping with us. Now click on the next image below to travel to Joni Metra’s blog to see her fabulous project.


Australian Snail Mail Delivery!

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Was I surprised when I received this card from Tracy! So much more surprised because she lives in Australia! It was a happy snail mail day!

Here is how I arrived at getting snail mail from Tracy. Stampin’ Up! convention gathers demonstrators from all over the globe. It is one of the perks of attending Onstage. During the 30th Anniversary Stampin’ Up! celebration in Orlando, we had a meet and greet with fellow demonstrators that are part of a facebook group I co-admin. We are all direct to Stampin’ Up!.

Tracy had traveled all the way from Australia to attend convention and took me up on my offer to attend the meet and greet. We have been conversing via Facebook since convention. She also is a hop stop on our monthly blog hop. Click here to zoom the current blog hop featuring a bling spotlight. You will hop all over the world without leaving the comfort of your chair including to Tracy’s blog.

Thanks Tracy for the happy snail mail! Looking forward to our continued friendship and shared support of our love of all things Stampin’ Up!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley


Holiday Catalog Demonstrator Perk

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Perk priority #1 today was placing a preorder of holiday catalog products! Lots of super fun products made it on my order including a fall leaf suite and snow things. I am sure my list will be longer once I get a copy of the catalog in my hands. I skipped adding Halloween products but I see we have premade coffin boxes!

My preorder product box will contain 16 copies of the holiday catalog. Would you like a copy? Plan on attending the August Card Buffet and go home with your personal copy. Click on Card Buffet on the right side of my blog for the August session details and RSVP today!

Pssttt…demonstrators receive 1 free copy of the catalog. Demonstrators who sign up to be a member of my team will received a copy in their starter kit. Plus, you may pick holiday catalog products to be included in your starter kit. As an additional bonus through the month of August, Stampin’ Up! is adding $30 to your starter kit dollars. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month. Know someone who may be interested? You or that crafty friend of yours? Click the Contact button above if you have questions about how to sign up to be a member of my team.

So my holiday catalog pre-order is still being picked. I am sure that the picking line was fully staffed today. It’s fun to receive notification that UPS has picked up my product box and it’s headed my way! Call that Demonstrator Perk #2 and it’s almost better than a choco taco on a hot, summer day.

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Ink and Share Scrapbook Blog Hop Butterfly Gala


Welcome to the Ink and Share Scrapbook Blog Hop. We are Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators showcasing our fabulous products on scrapbook pages. Artistic license is the theme this month. Anything in the current annual catalog can be used to create our layouts. If you are on the hop trail, you may have arrived from Annette Ball’s blog. She had a great layout!

I highlighted the Magnolia Lane designer series paper along with the current butterfly stamp set and punch. Pretty Pink for background and photo mats makes this layout ideal for documenting vintage photos.

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the supplies used…I see I forgot to include the circle punches in the photo. I used the 2 and 2 1/4 inch circle punches.

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Did you know that we sell 12×12 inch solid color scrapbooking papers? It’s sold in assorted color packages which makes it nicely packaged for your scrapbooking needs. A few sheets of each color are included in a package. Plus our designer series papers are (mostly) sold in the 12×12 inch size as well.

Thanks for stopping by. Let me know what you like about my layout by leaving a comment.

Now click on the next photo to see what Cindy has created.


Below is a list of the participating demonstrators in case you hop off the trail:

Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!

If you don’t already have an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, click the Contact button above. Let me know if you are interested in ordering our fabulous products, attending Scrapbook with Me, Card Buffets or have any questions about the paper crafting world.

All products can be ordered through my online store here. Please use the monthly host code found on the right side of my blog when placing an order under $150. Don’t use the host code if your order is over $150 so you can redeem all the host rewards. Thanks!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Scrapbook with Me! aka memory keeping, would you like to join us?


So what to do with all the new pretty papers, rolls of ribbons and ever so lovely embellishments? You could create some greeting cards to share with friends but then you would not have them to enjoy in years to come.

How about joining me to scrapbook our favorite photos using our favorite paper and embellishments?? On future rainy days, we can pull out the books, enjoy the stories behind the photos and remember times of past. I’ll do the page prep work, you add your photos and stories.

Each month will feature a different theme using our coordinating cardstock and embellishments. You will create 3, 2 page 12×12 inch layouts. I provide all the supplies to create the layouts in kits according to the samples.

You provide your favorite adhesives. I recommend a tape runner, glue dots, tear n tape and dimensionals. I’ll have new packages of adhesives available if you forget yours or need to replenish your supply.

Below are 2 designs from the August session. The third design will be featured on the Wednesday Scrapbook Blog Hop. Check back Wednesday for that layout using Magnolia Lane dsp.

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Session dates are Monday, August 19th, 6:30-8:30pm and Wednesday, July 21th, 9:30-11:30am. Please RSVP and prepay $25 by August 5th since I will need to order papers for you.

If you prefer a different time, just ask! I might be able to accommodate your request. Carol is hosting us for the Monday session at her apartment’s community room. She lives about a mile from me. The Wednesday session is at my house.

Scrapbook Days through the end of 2019 are September 18th, October 16th, November 20th, December 18th. Commit to 6 consecutive days and receive a thank you scrapbook layout at the December 18th Scrapbook Day.

To RSVP or ask questions, click the Contact button above. Hope to scrapbook with you soon!

Super Awesome Scrapbooker Shirley