Weekend Crafting Retreat, Are You In?

We are officially 5 sleeps away from 3 days and 2 nights of full time crafting! That’s right, spread your craft out on your own table for the entire weekend. Enjoy the scenic pond view out the craft room window. Help prepare one meal during the weekend.

Sounds like a fun and productive time? Then join us! We have 3 spots open for the retreat that starts on Friday, February 8th, 10am and ends on Sunday, February 10th, 3pm. The location is at Cattail Retreat in Poynette.

This is a photo of part of the retreat group from last October and part of the craft room space. The place sleeps 8 so there are 8 center tables with more workspace and tables along the sides of the room.

Please contact me for more information and to RSVP for this weekend’s retreat. If you can’t make this one, look for the August and and October dates to be posted soon.

Have a nice day that includes some crafty time!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Double Points during Double Digit Polar Vortex Wind Chills

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It’s a little breezy where I live and a little cold with wind chills in the negative double digits. Mail delivery has been suspended, senior living sessions have been rescheduled and the oven is being used for meals in an effort to heat the surroundings. Yesterday was Italian for dinner and today was espresso #Yumbutter cookies. I am debating a new recipe for overnight rye rolls and soup for tomorrow.

While we are trapped inside due to the double digit polar vortex wind chills, I hope you are enjoying our favorite hobby, paper crafting of course! As you gaze over the pillowy snow out your stamp space window, are you dreaming about new stamp images, new Big Shot accessories and Sale-a-bration freebies? If so, take advantage of earning Double Online Shopper Reward Points through February 3rd for placing online orders at my online store.

Here is the Online Shopper Reward tracker sheet for you to track your orders.


Here is the current host code which can also be found along the right of my blog, 24/7. I change the background graphic each month for a little fun. I got ahead and created a chocolately version already:0

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If your order is over $99, you might consider the demonstrator opportunity. Sale-a-bration is the best time to sign up since you earn more dollars to spend on your welcome kit. So turn your shopping list into your welcome kit list since you get to pick all the fun, stamping products in your welcome kit. They include a Paper Pumpkin kit and free shipping on the entire box too! Check out the Sale-a-bration brochure on pages 4 and 5 for details. Then contact me if you have questions about signing up.

I look forward to sending you a thank you card for your online order. If you instead decide to join my Super Awesome Stampers team, I’ll send you an extra special welcome to the team card. Either way, you are a Super Awesome Paper Crafter!

Stamp with you soon!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

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Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop Be My Valentine


Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop! We are fans of this monthly crafting kit. Follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as designed, or use the supplies as a starting point to let your creativity run wild.

On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas on how to use the January Paper Pumpkin kit, Be My Valentine, in alternate projects. You may have arrived from June Olsen’s blog. She had a great project!

The chameleon stamp with the fly friend is part of the included stamp set in the Paper Pumpkin kit. After all the kit supplies are used up, you can still use the stamp set on alternate projects. So I decided to use garden green ink on the stamp and color using ink pads and a blender pen.

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All the solid colored paper was processed through the Big Shot using either the new Rectangle Stitched framelits (item # 148551, 13 sizes in this set!) or the squares from the Stitched Shapes framelits (item #145372). The “You’re So Fly” piece was stamped on a strip of whisper white that was 1/2 inch high. Then it was cut using the smallest square framelit giving it a coordinating stitched look on 2 sides.

The full card…

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all the supplies used…plus the Big shot too! The heart epoxy elements are from the Paper Pumpkin kit as well.

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Here is a photo of how the kit was intended to be assembled…


Stampin’ Up! produces a fast time motion Youtube video to show kit assembly for the visual learners out there (including me!).

Thank you for joining us as we share the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin. Now hop over to Cheryl Hamilton’s blog to see what she designed.




Make One, Take One Kit Class

Stampin’ Up! kits make paper crafting easy. The spring Occasions catalog features 2 kits on pages 21 and 22: Made to Bloom and Incredible Like You kits. The Made to Bloom kit is all inclusive so you can assemble on your own. The Incredible Like You kit requires a stamp set, inks and adhesives. Attend this class and use my supplies to complete the Incredible Like You kit. Then take the Made to Bloom kit with you to assemble on your own.

Class fee is $63 for the bring your own adhesives option. Class fee is $68 with a new liquid glue included that you take with you.

RSVP and prepay by February 3rd so kits can be ordered. Click the Contact button on my blog to RSVP. I’ll reply back with your RSVP and payment confirmation. Bring a friend that is new to stamping with me and you both go home with an extra card!

Hope to stamp with you then! Thanks!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

P.S. Here are the gorgeous cards from the Incredible Like You kit…

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Here are the fantastic floral cards from the Made to Bloom kit…

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Super Soul Sunday Short with Prince Ea

I am hibernating in the stamp room today with Youtube to keep me company. I just watched and listened to Oprah’s conversation with Tom Brady on her #SuperSoulSunday broadcast. The sports world is not part of my universe choosing instead to put my energy elsewhere. So I purposefully set my mind to receiving when I take in conversations with sports figures.

After the featured conversation, Super Soul Shorts are thought provoking works of art. I enjoy these segments with relish since they expand the mind with words, visuals and music. Take a look and ponder your light.

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Thanks Oprah for providing a platform for Prince Ea to share spoken word.

Super Souler Shirley