Ink and Share Scrapbook Blog Hop


Welcome to the Celebration themed Ink and Share Scrapbook Blog Hop. It’s demonstrators’ choice for the celebration theme! We are Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators showcasing our fabulous products on scrapbook pages. If you are on the hop trail, you may have arrived from Jo Blackman’s blog. She had a great layout!

My project started with the Hello Cupcake Sale-a-bration 2019 stamp set. I had visions of multi-colored cupcake frosting with blackberry bliss wrappers. The 12×12 inch background and top photo mat are blackberry bliss too. The “sprinkles” stamp was used as a background stamp instead of cupcake toppers.

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All the supplies used…

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Thanks for stopping by. Let me know what you like about my layout by leaving a comment.

Now click on the next photo to see what Jacqui Lawrence has created.



Below is a list of the participating demonstrators:

If you don’t already have an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, click the Contact button above. Let me know if you are interested in scrapbooking events, greeting cards, retreats or anything else paper crafting.

All products can be ordered through my online store here. Please use the monthly host code found on the right side of my blog when placing an order under $150. Don’t use the host code if your order is over $150 so you can redeem all the host rewards. Thanks!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Paper Crafting Packaging Blog Hop


I hope you are enjoying our Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop featuring gift packaging. 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 the United Kingdom and Sandra Robert’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

The leftover custom designer series paper I created for this blog post was still on my table when I started to gather supplies for my project. So I grabbed by scoring tool and an acetate box to quickly create a custom belly band. The whisper white cardstock measures 4.5×11 inches with scoring at 4 1/2, 5 1/8, 9 5/8 and 10 1/4 inches as marked on the photo below. Use a strip of tear and tape to secure the band after wrapping around the acetate box.

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The paper and ribbon belly band are not secured to the acetate box so the box can be reused for a different occasion. Use our epoxy dew drops and clear faceted gems generously since this box is intended to be hand delivered. The white flax ribbon is a new spring catalog product.

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Glossy paper snowflakes add just the right touch…

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The Spirited Snowmen stamp set is only available in the Holiday catalog. Purchase it now before it melts away!

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Thanks for hopping with us each month. Now click on the next image to zoom to Katie Johnson’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!

All the supplies used 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.


ICS Blog Hop Christmas Cards Galore


Thank you for hopping around with us as we showcase Christmas Cards Galore. You may have arrived from Janey Backer’s blog and her fabulous project. My project is below.

I decided to create custom designer series paper using the Spirited Snowmen stamp set. I first stamped the skating snow peep in pacific point in the center of an 8.5×11 whisper white cardstock. Additional images were stamped in “triangles” around the center image.

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Next, “winter cheer” was stamped in blackberry bliss filling in the open spaces.

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Last, the snowflakes were stamped in pacific point ink to fill in…

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a fun little trio of images and colors…

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The sheet was cut to 4×5 inches. Then the blackberry bliss ink pad was applied directly to the edges to give an illusion of another layer. I wanted the Swirls and Curls embossing on the balmy blue card base to show through a little so did not want to add another paper layer. Decorated the envelope back too!

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Color the carrot nose with the pumpkin pie Stampin’ Write marker and add a frosted epoxy dew drop embellishment for the hat tassle….

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All the supplies used…

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My design was inspired from a custom sheet that my sister Tricia created. The stamp set took 3 trips up the interstate before she completed the sheet. She plans to use the sheet to create a scrapbook page.

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Please leave a comment and let me know how often you create your own custom designer series paper.

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


ICS Blog Hop Varied Vases


Thank you for hopping around with us as we showcase a color challenge using the colors below. You may have arrived from Ginger Rabesa’s blog and her fabulous project. My project is below.


I decided to use the stamp set Varied Vases and coordinating Vases Builder punch. But my stamp table had other plans for this project. I used the Vases Builder punch with a different stamp set.

The stamp set Crafting Forever was at the top of the pile since we had used it at the Card Buffet on Sunday. I picked it up because I was reading the sentiment incorrectly during the buffet. As I was thinking about the conversation I had with Diane during the buffet, I took a real good look at the writing. I was saying the verse as shown on the card below during the buffet and Diane corrected me. I was squinting at the red rubber while reading it during the buffet and had not used this verse before. I have been leaving the label off on the backside of the stamp so the stamp sticks to the acrylic block better. So there was no label to read, just the squinting at the red rubber.

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Raise your inky fingers if you have gotten lost in your stamp room and did not get the assigned house chores done. My hand goes up, but I am assigning the chores:) This was a funny moment during the buffet when I realized my eyes only saw what they wanted to see and I spoke what my eyes saw.

Use our 1/8 inch circle hand held punch to create the scissor holes…

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Attach a piece of ribbon since we mark our favorite ribbon cutting scissors this way…

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Use the Vases Builder punch for a pop of coastal cabana and blackberry bliss colors…

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Those half circle stamps are the scissor loops.

All the supplies used plus the Wood Crate framelit and blackberry bliss marker. Use the marker directly on the verse so the “whe” is not inked:)

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Thank you for hopping with us. Now click on the next image below to travel to Karie Beglau’s blog to see what fun colors she used in her project.