Spring Mini-Catalog and Sale-a-bration are live!

The January to April 2023 went live today! You are welcome to place orders through my online store for these fabulous products by clicking here. Be watching this space for samples using these products.

If you don’t have an actual catalog in your hands, you can browse it through my online store (click the link above to go to my online store). Then look for What’ New and under that drop down menu, click on January to April 2023 Mini Catalog.

The Share a Milkshake bundle was the first thing I ordered in December when demonstrators could pre-order before the catalog went live.

Pre-ordering before catalogs go live for customer ordering is a perk of being a demonstrator. If this perk sounds like something you would be interested in, click the contact button on my blog to get the conversation started. Or click here to zoom the Join section at my online store. If you are already at my online store, click on the Join button as shown in the screen shot above to look around the Sale-a-bration new demonstrator promotion options. Yes, there are 3 options to suit your stamping situation!

  • Option 1: The exclusive Boho Blue Mini Cut and Emboss Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
  • Option 2: The original white Mini Cut and Emboss Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
  • Option 3: Your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99.

*That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!

Oh, yes, Sale-a-bration started today too! You free exclusive products based on your product total and potentially earn the host only Scenic Garden set too. Full details through my online store.

Make sure to be shopping with me and use my current host code which is RJFXXU2Q. Keep the host code on your order if the total is under $150 excluding shipping and tax. Remove the host code and remain shopping with me if the total is over $150 excluding shipping and tax so you can redeem all the host rewards yourself. Either case will earn you an emailed pdf idea file as a thank you for shopping with.

Any questions, click the contact button above. Thank you!

Super Awesome Sale-a-bration Time with Shirley

Fancy Folded Greeting Cards Subscription Service

We all love fancy folded greeting cards. I have been sharing a select few throughout this year as customer and team member perks and through my Kits in the Mail program. I have been collecting the others just waiting for an opportunity to share them with you.

Introducing my Fun Fold Fanatics Tutorial Subscription Service! There are 12 tutorials total with one being introduced each month since May 2022. There are 9 tutorials ready to share right now with 3 more following at one a month for February, March and April, 2023.

Each emailed pdf tutorial has step by step instructions with cutting measurements and photos showing the important fancy part of the folds. In addition, 12 different card designs are included that were assembled using the designated fold. Supply lists are included for each of the 12 designs. This is to inspire you to re-create using your own supplies. Or make a product purchase from me through this link to re-create the design exactly as shown;)

If you pace yourself, that’s 3 tutorials per month to have fun with over the next 4 months. Sounds like something you would be interested in? Then click the Paypal button below to make your purchase. Ensure your Paypal email address is up to date and your email service will accept emails with attachments as that is how the tutorials will be delivered to you.


Fun Fold Fanatics Subscription Service May 2022 to April 2023 Catalog Year

Includes 12 Fun Fold Fanatics emailed pdf tutorials published May 2022 to April 2023.


Please note that I have shared a few (3 according to my chicken scratch notes, lol) of these tutorials already as noted above so the price reflects this. The tutorials are packed with super awesome colors, patterns and the cutting measurements for fancy folds too! This is a super awesome value that will help you get to spring time!

Thanks for considering a Fun Fold Fanatics Subscription Service! If this offering does not interest you, stay tuned for Sale-a-bration 2023 to start on January 5th!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Paper Crafting Blog Celebrate with Tags


Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from all over the globe including the USA, United Kingdom and Australia. We have a wide array of projects created with 2022-2023 Annual and July to December catalog products to share with you. You may have arrived from Traci’s blog. Hop all the way around using the Next buttons until you get back to me so you see it all!

The mittens from the Celebrate with Tags stamp set was used to make a Merry Christmas card. A little red rhinestone jewel makes it sparkly.

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


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

Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!

Sue Boerner

Annette McMillan

Julia Quinn

Tracy Held

Julia Mazur

Terri Stewart

Traci Gardner

If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours. Order the products used in my project by clicking on the Shop Now button on the right side of my blog.

Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount and the $99 Starter Kit? Click here for details on what Stampin’ Up! offers in your welcome kit and the bonus offer. Join my Super Awesome Stampers Team for the best benefits! I offer virtual support and snail mailed greeting cards, kits and emailed pdf idea files and tutorials too.

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.

Thanks for stopping by!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Free Shipping Today, December 15, 2022 Only!

So I should be taking care of the driveway snow…

Instead I am taking a moment to tell you about this…

Click here to order using my current host code: https://www.stampinup.com?hostcode=YZDXGZWA

Keep the host code on your order if it’s under $150. Remove the host code if your order is over $150 and remain shopping with me. Either case will earn you a pdf idea file or tutorial in your email in box plus a snail mailed thank you card too! All pricing is excluding shipping and tax.

Let’s see, I’ll be wearing the big boots, long coat and super huge gloves while I shovel. All that will be peaking out will be my eyes 😉 I foresee coffee, cookies and couch for the rest of the day. Let’s throw in some popcorn for lunch! Easy peasy for the rest of the day!

Thanks for much and Happy Holidays!

Super Awesome Snow Shoveler Shirley

ICS Blog Hop Thank You

The Inspire Create and Share Blog Hop has stops around the world. We are glad you found us. Thank You is the theme for today’s hop. If you have arrived from Terri Takashige’s blog, welcome! If you are starting at my blog, make sure to hop all the way around until you land back on my blog.

Celebrate with Tags is retiring so wanted to use the mittens to create a fun card. The pine branch embossing folder from the Wintry 3D embossing folder pack makes the Shaded Spruce cards stock pop. The thank you sentiment is from the Cup of Tea stamp set.

Now click on the Next button below to hop to Tricia’s blog to see what fun project she created.

Contact your demonstrator to place an order for the products featured in my project. If you don’t have a demonstrator, feel free to order through me by clicking on the Shop Now buttons along the right side of my blog. Thanks!