Stamp Expo 2 days done and 1 to go!

Hello Stampers!

Just a quick note to thank those that stopped at my booth and attended my classes at the #oneofakindstampandscrapexpo in Madison this weekend. We are still at the expo tomorrow, Sunday, October 13th. I have a Card Buffet session at 8:30am that has spots open. You can pay at the box office when you arrive and head right upstairs. I’ll be waiting for you:)

If you are coming to the show tomorrow (Sunday, October 13th), look for me at my booth. I have lots of design inspiration, scrapbook layouts for sale and make-n-takes too.

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Happy Stampin’!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

#oneofakindstampandscrapmadison #stampexpo #madison

Twas the Night Before Stamp Expo…

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Twas the night before stamp expo pack up and all through the house, the supply tubs were stacked high, almost to the ceiling I dare!

The prep tables were a mess of snippets of ribbons, empty spool rolls, scraps of pretty patterned papers left next to Carl Cutter, he is my second boyfriend you know;)

Lots of self adhesive embellishments were cut apart, stuffed into kits, ready for the Card Buffets’ start.

The score board is worn out, markers placed at 4.25 and 5.5 inches. Where is the stylus? Stored right on the board for scores on one last minute design.

Fifteen packages of whisper white envelopes opened and how many whisper white cardstock packages cut down? I have lost count!

A few more hours to prep for scrapbooking class. My favorite themes: snowpeeps, fall and flowers. The time will go quick!

Now off to bed I go, otherwise I’ll risk punching lopsided daises, for the Tin of Cards class.

See you soon at the One of Kind Stamp and Scrap Expo in Madison!

original poem by Super Awesome Stamper Shirley Merker

October Card Buffet and Scrapbook Class

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Get paper crafty with me and create hand stamped greeting cards and scrapbook layouts. Do either or both activities for a jam packed inky fingers sessions.

Session time is Monday, October 14th, 6:30-8:30pm in Sun Prairie.

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 a buffet of options. Cost is $20 to enjoy all this fun!

Let me do the prep work for you. Each additional card kit is $1. Nice!

Scrapbookers create 3, 2 page 12×12 inch layouts. I provide all the supplies to create the layouts in kits according to the samples.

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 for card making and scrapbookers.

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 kit too.

Place an order during the event or online using the host code on the right side of my blog and receive an extra kit.

Please invite your friends! I reserve the right to cancel the session if less than 3 stampers RSVP.

Please RSVP by Friday, October 11th so I have enough time to prepare kits for you.

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

Hope to stamp with you then!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Paper Crafting Blog Hop Monster Bash

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I hope you are enjoying our Halloween or Fall themed Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop. Fellow demonstrators from all over the globe are participating so we have a wide array of fun projects to share with you! You may have arrived from Anastasia Radloff’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

I love Halloween and was delighted to see the interesting stamping things inside the jars on this pattern from the Monster Bash designer series paper pack.

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open to the inside…

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lots of cards for the all demonstrator gathering I am coordinating called Fall Fling…

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all the supplies used to create this card…plus the stylish scroll embossing folder

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Thanks for hopping with us each month. Now click on the next image to zoom to Tracy Held’s blog in Australia and see what fun project she designed.

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Here is a list of hoppers in case you get off the trail…

Shirley Merker  YOU ARE HERE!
Tracy Held
Sue Boerner
Sandy Ward
Sue McDonald
Anastasia Radloff

All the supplies to create this hand stamped greeting card can be ordered through my online store here. Please use the host code found on the right side of my blog when ordering through my online store if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, don’t use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours. Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Join my Super Awesome Stampers Team for the best benefits! Click the Contact button above to get the conversation started.

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Introducing Day Paper Crafting Retreats

Sometimes, you just need to take a day in the country for yourself. Use a vacation day to enjoy the crisp, fall air and sights around the pond at Cattail Retreats. Maybe October 21st is the perfect day for your one day retreat in the woods.

Here is the view from the craft room…the bright light in the greenery is the pond.

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Here is what you will feel like after your day in the woods retreat…

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Here is what you might accomplish with your afternoon free time (if you are a sewer:).

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These photos are from the August weekend retreat with friends Dawn and her daughter Portia all the way from South Dakota, Katrina, Pauline and Me. I am sporting my new pajama pants that Dawn helped me sew.

Our day retreat starts with a Card Buffet or Scrapbook with Me session or sign up for both activities. A seasonal lunch will be provided. Then, use the afternoon to work on your own projects. You will get your own table to spread out on for the day.

The event starts at 10am on Monday, October 21st and ends at 6pm. It takes me 30 minutes to drive to Cattail Retreats in Poynette just to give you an idea that it’s an easy commute up the interstate. The house is about a mile from the interstate so easy to find.

The cost depends on the activities you sign up for. Card Buffet only is $40. Scrapbook with Me only is $45. Sign up for both activities and the cost is $80. Price is per person and due to me by October 7th so I have enough time to prepare projects and reserve the space.

The website for Cattail can be found by clicking here.

Interested in retreating with us for the entire weekend? We arrive on Friday, October 18th after 10am. You can stay through Sunday 3pm or add the extra Sunday night and day retreat on Monday. Contact me for details. Thanks!

Additional day retreats are Saturday, November 9th and December 7th. Arrive after 8:30am and depart by 5pm. Payment is due 2 weeks prior to the retreat date.

Thanks and hope to share a day retreat soon with you!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley