Snowflakes inside but not out, CASEing the Blog Hop Design 7

As I write this post, we have yet to get snow that requires the snow blower to be fired up. I have been surprised when Jim has shoveled the few times we have gotten flakes because they could have just all blown or melted away. We still have many months of winter so I expect the flake count to start adding up. Until then, I will continue to create with my snowflake stamps in my cozy stampin room.

My snowflake design below was CASED from fellow Canadian demonstrator Elizabeth Green and her Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop entry. I mostly followed her card #2 design that you can see by clicking here. I helped coordinate this hop that has 15 stops. If you missed it, click here to hop along.

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Our silver foil sheets emboss beautifully using embossing folders. I used our new Simple Strips embossing folder to draw the eye to the center of the card. The “amazing” was also cut on the silver foil sheet using the Sale-A-Bration Celebrate You thinlits that you can earn for free with qualifying order. I used our fine tip glue pen to adhere “amazing” to the card.

The clear faceted gem adds a nice detail…

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Inside the card is decorated too. The exclamation point requires no additional paper or cutting. The “o” is punched from the “o” in the silver “you”. The top part is punched from the “g” in “amazing” from the card front.

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Supplies used are below plus the Big Shot machine with magnetic and multi purpose platforms. The 3 layering circles framelits are from the Layering Circles framelit collection. 16 circles in that collection so it is a great buy!

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Would you like to enjoy the demo discount just like I do? I welcome and support all types of demonstrators from just buying for myself so the dollars can buy more to holding an event or 2 or wanting to build a business. If you have been a demonstrator before and want to sign up again, I welcome you back to my team!

Sale-A-Bration is the best time to join my Super Awesome Stampers team! During Sale-A-Bration, new demonstrators can choose up to 2 additional stamp sets to add to your $99 starter kit. In addition, you pick which $125 of products you want in your starter kit and enjoy free shipping on the entire box! SU even includes basic business supplies to help you get started if you want to explore the business side.

Please go to my business website here to review all the details about being a SU demonstrator. Sign up is through this website too. If you have questions about what SU or I offer for support, please click on Contact above and I will answer your questions.

Please go to my online store to purchase any of these products mentioned in this post.

Hope you enjoy some snowflakes today whether they are inside or out!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

*Update* It snowed over night. Looks like I’ll be getting out the shovel. Still snowing though so I may wait for a bit. It appears to be light and fluffy. Let’s hope it is to make it an easier job. My front step snowpeeps will be appearing while I am outside as is tradition with the first snowfall!



Sale-A-Bration 2018 Blog Hop is live!


Welcome to 2018 and my first blog hop for the year! We have lots of creativity to share with you featuring Sale-A-Bration 2018 products. Let’s get started!

My entry features the stamp set Lots of Lavender which has dreamy, watercolor looking 2 step stamps. I stamped the entire lavender bunch in garden green. Then used the watercolor stamps to add rich razzleberry ink to the buds and pear pizzaz ink to the foliage and wrap. It is a 2 step process that makes adding splashes of color easy and quick creating a fabulous focal point. My kind of stamping!

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The lavender buds were too flat looking directly stamped on the whisper white. So I stamped the bunches on our thick whisper white cardstock. Then fussy cut the bunches to pop it up using our dimensionals. Now the bunches are similar in height with the bow and adds just the right balance.

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I liked the script on the Happy Wishes Sale-a-bration set. I decided it looked best along the side. Positioning the verse along the side might be a first for me since I like designs that are symmetrical.

I also used the Sweet Soiree Memories and More card pack under the vellum layer. Memories and More are intended for pocket scrapbooking. The packs are also good for card layers, traditional scrapbooking and making small 3-D items. There are assorted designs so offer lots of options to create unique projects. The Sweet Soiree card pack is a Sale-a-bration item.

Check back tomorrow for full details on all the supplies used to create this card.

Make sure you keep hopping along to see all the other Sale-A-Bration projects! Click on the “Next” button below to visit Darla Robert’s blog.


Here is a list of all the blog stops in case you hop off and need to hop back on.

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Don’t know what Sale-A-Bration is all about? It is an annual event where exclusive products are earned for orders placed. A minimum $50 (US) purchase is required. You can earn as many Sale-A-Bration products as you would like too.

If you are ready to place your Sale-A-Bration order and don’t already have a demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours. Click this link to go to my online store. Catalogs are available there as well.

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Blog Hop with us tomorrow!


We are less than 24 hours away from our Sale-a-bration 2018 Blog Hop! I am so excited to be a hop stop to share all the fabulous projects we have created. We are hopping around the globe with stops in the United States, France, the United Kingdom and Australia.

All blog hop projects feature Sale-A-Bration 2018 products which can be earned for free by placing qualifying orders starting on January 3rd.

  • Spend $50 and receive one free level 1 product.
  • Spend $100 and receive one free level 2 product OR choose two level 1 items.
  • Spend $150 and have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

When you host a qualifying party (online or in-person) with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration, you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards! These rewards can even be applied towards a Starter Kit, allowing you to also join and become demonstrators.

New demonstrators enjoy a fantastic benefit of joining as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration. The choice of TWO additional stamp sets included in their $99 starter kit—any stamp set, any price. (Excludes bundles and Sale-A-Bration sets.) You get to pick up to $125 of products in your kit but still only pay $99 plus tax. The kit ships for free which save you $12.50!

If you have purchased from me recently, you should be receiving your Sale-a-bration and spring Occasions catalogs in your snail mailbox. Get your post it tabs out, I am sure you will find some goodies!

Check back tomorrow at 7am central standard time when the blog hop goes live. We have lots of fabulous blog hop stops planned for you!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

P. S. I am in the midwest United States so prices reflect that. If you are in a different country, your prices may be different based on your local currency. Sorry, I can not sell across borders. Hopefully, there is a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in your country that can help you!