Swaps, Swaps and More Swaps!

Demonstrators swap with other demonstrators when gathering. I’ll feature these swaps in the next few weeks. So check back soon for more inspiration!

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All supplies to create these greeting cards can be purchased from my online store by clicking here. If you need help identifying the products, click the contact button above to message me.

It’s the best time to place orders or add these fun products to your demonstrator welcome kit. Every incremental $50 order earns a free, exclusive product. New demonstrators receive a free mini trimmer and designer series paper sampler plus a free stamp set of your choice in your welcome kit! The free product options are at on my online store here. New recruit details are here.

Check back tomorrow for more demonstrator designed inspiration!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley



a little bit of purple

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The Lily Impressions designer series paper has watercolor looking patterns on one side and lily pads on the other. I opted for the watercolor look in this design because I could coordinate with flirty flamingo ink.

The purple baker’s twine was wrapped around a piece of stiff paper many times and then slide off the stiff paper. Remember making poms for our skates, handle bars and crafty projects growing up? It’s the same idea. Tack the loops using tear n tape behind the focal point. Adds some purple gems from the Noble Peacock collection and the design is complete!

Lily Impressions is a free Sale-A-Bration item you can earn with a $50 purchase through my online store. Click Shop Now to see all the Sale-A-Bration offerings.

Happy Shoppin and Stampin!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Day or Weekend in the Country Retreats

Sometimes, you just need to take a day in the country for yourself. Enjoy the crisp, country air and sights around the pond at Cattail Retreats. Partake in good foods and get as little sleep as you want to. It’s ok, you can craft the night away!

Here is the view from the craft room…the bright light in the greenery is the pond which changes with each season. Work on your favorite crafting projects while you spread out on your own table.


Here is what you will feel like after your day in the woods retreat…Ok, so this was after 3 days on the most recent October weekend retreat. Lots of sewing, scrapbooking, card kit making and decor crafts happened prior to this photo:)


February 21-23, 2020 is the next weekend retreat. Arrive anytime after 10am on Friday and depart by 3pm on Sunday. Cost is $120 per person. Can you only stay for the day? Then the cost is $25 per day. We coordinate meals with breakfast on your own. Then 1-2 people provide, prepare and clean up for the lunch and dinner for Friday and Saturday. Sunday is leftovers.

It’s a 30 minute drive to Cattail Retreat in Poynette with short commute up the interstate. The house is about a mile from the interstate and is easy to find.

The website for Cattail can be found by clicking here.

August 7-9, 2020 and October 23-25, 2020 are also reserved at Cattails.

Please contact me to reserve your spot and receive further details.

Thanks and hope to share a retreat soon with you!

Super Awesome Retreater Shirley

ICS Blog Hop Painted Poppies


Thank you for hopping around with us as we share paper crafting projects using our fabulous Stampin’ Up! products on Thinking of You designs. You may have arrived from June Olsen’s blog and her fabulous project. My project is below.

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Please leave a comment and let me know if Painted Poppies is a stamp set to add to your stash!

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



This time next week you could have a sugar high

blogcardbuffetbadge2018-001Carol’s is hosting us at her place for the Card Buffet and Scrapbook events. She is providing festive valentine’s cookies and refreshments. Would you like to join us for a sugar and paper crafting high? We will be getting our fingers inky from 2-4pm on Sunday, February 9th at Carol’s. I’ll also host a session at my house on Wednesday, February 19th, 9-11am. Please consider attending a session!

Please preorder your cards as beautiful day, happy birthday, for you

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Card Buffet stampers create 10 hand stamped greeting cards with all supplies cut according to the samples provided and tucked into the envelopes. You pick which designs to create and how many of each design from the photos above. Pre-order your cards and get an extra kit for a total of 11 kits. Cost is $20 to get inky fingers with us!

Three scrapbook layouts will be available and by rsvp only. Themes are vintage, friends and snowpeeps (see 2 of the 3 layouts at the bottom of this post). Cost is $25 with you providing your own adhesives. A perk of being a member of my Super Awesome Stampers team is that the layouts are only $15.

Adhesives are $5 extra for card making or bring your own. I’ll have new packages of glue dots, dimensionals, liquid glue, tear n tape and SNAIL for sale as well.

You are welcome to bring friends! A new friend that has not stamped with me before earns you an extra card kit. If you are a member of my Super Awesome Stampers team, you get an extra card kit too.

I reserve the right to cancel the session if less than 3 stampers RSVP.

Please RSVP by noon on Friday, February 7th so I have enough time to prepare kits for you. Please let me know when you RSVP if you are interested in the Card Buffet or scrapbook layouts or both.

Would you like a private session with your group? Just ask for dates!

Hope to stamp with you then!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Here are 2 of the 3 scrapbook layouts. I have to keep the third layout a secret since I’ll be using it for a blog hop post.

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