4-H Cards for a Cause

My niece Stephanie is going on a service learning trip to Alaska with 4-H friends this summer. She needs to raise $900 for travel expenses so leading a Cards for a Cause was something I could do to help her.

Each guest created 3 greeting cards featuring Sale-a-bration products. The taco truck card was one of the designs featuring the Tasty Trucks. The other cards used the Hey, Chick stamp set and Sale-a-bration Pretty Pocket Card Kit.

I can tell that this is my card sample in the photo below because the taco is topping side down! I did not notice I stamped them that way until someone pointed it. The reason I stamped them that way came to me later. I worked in the More 4 deli in River Falls during college and we fried taco shells for Taco Tuesday each week. They dried upside down over night. So after 4 years of frying, this is how my mind thinks tacos should look. haha!


There was one set of Cards to Go to assemble so Stephanie and Lindsey worked on that while we cleaned up. Lindsey is watercoloring the chicken from the Hey, Chick stamp set.


The rest of the crew was my sister Wendy, Stephanie’s Mom, cleaning up the card station and my Mom cleaning up the refreshments in the back. Of course Stephanie was there too! She took the photos. We did not get a group photo so we will have to settle for the stealth mode photos.


We raised $240 towards Stephanie’s goal of $900.


Thank You to those that attended and had a great time stamping while helping Stephanie!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley


Lima Lads and Lassies 4-H fundraiser

We had an intense last week of preparing for the Lima Lads and Lassies 4-H fundraiser. My sister Wendy is the leader and her daughter (my niece) Stephanie is a member of this group.

Cookie baking and packaging were the top priority! A baker’s dozen of families contributed cookies so we had about 150 dozen cookies to package. All trays were assorted except for the rosettes which were packaged in tins due to their delicate nature. Special orders were filled too for those that wanted to pick their varieties. Cookie sales benefit the entire group.

Two members of the group are going on 4-H trips so Stephanie and Lauren had crafts for sale as well to raise funds for their trips. I filmed a few Facebook live videos which are posted to my business facebook page so watch those to get the scoop. Search for Super Awesome Stamper Shirley Merker to find my business facebook page.

Sales were steady for cookies and many crafts found new homes too at the Ho Ho Ho Durand Expo was yesterday. We were thwarted by snowy and slick conditions so not as many shoppers ventured out. Both girls still have crafts for sale so contact me if you are interested in anything you see on the videos. Cookies in mugs are still available too or by the ice cream pail full.

Stephanie and Lauren


Our booth – The candy cane, purple and gold ball and blue ball and garland trees are for sale too. $25 each tree or decorated window frame. Mix and match pricing, 2 for $45.


Close up of some of the windows that are still for sale

Stampin’ Up! made the price tags possible. I share in the cookie packaging video the stamping station. Glorious green which is retired color is the perfect match to stamp the 4-H shamrock on the price tags. Stephanie had an impressive stack of tags stamped and ready!

Thanks to all that baked, packaged, transported, set up and tore down the booth and made purchases during the sale! We appreciate all the efforts to make the fundraiser a success which helps the 4-H members uphold their 4-H pledge.



Hope to see you next year at the Ho Ho Ho Durand Expo!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley