Fun Fridays featuring Friday Night In with Global SU Share Fair

We will be happy to keep you company this weekend starting with Friday Night In at 8pm central tonight. By We, I mean 17 demonstrator friends from around the globe including Australia, United Kingdom, Canada and the USA. Australia hosts us for Friday Night In. Then, the United Kingdom demonstrators film over night. I start Saturday morning at 8:30am central. We have 10 minute demonstrations featuring packaging possibilities to share with you. We will be done by noon central time. Want to join us?

Joining the private Facebook group is by invitation only for customers only. Purchase anything from our 193 page annual catalog or August-December 2020 catalogs (pdfs on my blog along the right side) and you will be a customer of mine! Did I mention all past video demonstrations are available for replay? Well worth placing an order with me to be a member of this group!

Make sure you order as directed below to receive the Show Special and to be invited to the group. Click here to place an order using host code 7UJV9FCT.

Click the Contact button at the top of my blog if you have questions. Stamp with you soon!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Thank You So Very Much

I had wanted to do a Facebook Live yesterday but it kept getting moved to lowered on the to do list. Today, I decided to film early so the same thing would not happen. I created this paper rosette to decorate a gusseted bag during the video.

After filming, I decided I did not like the craft cardboard on the back side. So covered it with calypso coral cardstock from my scrap basket.

The sentiment seems appropriate to thank all those that ordered during the flash sale that was yesterday and today.

In case you need some crafting company over the next few days, here is the assembly video and craft along with me!

Hope you have a nice holiday filled with your favorite things. Me, I have sushi on the menu complete with ginger that is pickling overnight. I decided that this is a year for trying new things, so let’s make a fun meal. Besides, cornish hen was made last week and that is almost like a turkey.

Catch you on the other side for my Black Friday Virtual Extravaganza!

Super Awesome Meal Maker Shirley

Ink and Share Scrapbook Blog Hop Butterfly Gala


Welcome to the Ink and Share Scrapbook Blog Hop. We are Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators showcasing our fabulous products on scrapbook pages. Artistic license is the theme this month. Anything in the current annual catalog can be used to create our layouts. If you are on the hop trail, you may have arrived from Annette Ball’s blog. She had a great layout!

I highlighted the Magnolia Lane designer series paper along with the current butterfly stamp set and punch. Pretty Pink for background and photo mats makes this layout ideal for documenting vintage photos.

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the supplies used…I see I forgot to include the circle punches in the photo. I used the 2 and 2 1/4 inch circle punches.

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Did you know that we sell 12×12 inch solid color scrapbooking papers? It’s sold in assorted color packages which makes it nicely packaged for your scrapbooking needs. A few sheets of each color are included in a package. Plus our designer series papers are (mostly) sold in the 12×12 inch size as well.

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 Cindy has created.


Below is a list of the participating demonstrators in case you hop off the trail:

Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!

If you don’t already have an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, click the Contact button above. Let me know if you are interested in ordering our fabulous products, attending Scrapbook with Me, Card Buffets or have any questions about the paper crafting world.

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

Ink, Stamp and Share Sale-a-bration 2019


Welcome to our Ink and Share Blog Hop featuring projects designed by fellow Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators and me. This month, we are featuring projects created using Sale-a-bration 2019 products. If you are hopping around, you have arrived from     Tricia Butt’s blog and her fabulous project.

I decided to do a custom fold over revealing the sentiment and sequin. Just fold back once, bone fold along the edge, then fold back to create a flap for the bow. See the piece hanging off the end along the left side? Fold that around the card and secure with a glue dot.

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All the supplies used…interchange the flower adhesive backed sequins with the circle sequins. They are an easy embellishment to use! Use the paper piercing tool to position the sequins on your project.

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Thanks for stopping at my blog! Now click the next image to hop to Karen Pearmain’s blog to see what fabulous project she designed.


Here is a list of the participating demonstrators in case you hop off the trail.

Sandra Roberts

Janey Backer

Laura Mackie

Sue McDonald

Linda Handford

Jo Blackman

Jacqueline Bobeldijk-Schilder

Pia Gerhardt

Tricia Butts

Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!

Karen Pearmain

Deb Naylor

Phoebe Borromeo-Carr

Sandrine Jse

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Ingrid Heljnen-Hermens

If you do not already have a demonstrator, all the supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store here . Please use the host code in the right column of my blog if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, do not use the host code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Sale-a-bration 2019 Paper Crafting Blog Hop


I hope you are enjoying our Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop featuring Sale-a-bration 2019 products. 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 Anastasia Radloff’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

I decided to make it easy on myself and use the fabulous Botanical Butterfly designer series paper as the focal point on the hand stamped greeting card. There are lots of already colored butterflies in large and medium sizes on this sheet. Just use a Stampin’ Up! paper snips to cut around the wings and voila! Instant beauty!

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Stamp a flourish from the Falling Flowers stamp set and “a little note” from the Butterfly Gala stamp set in balmy blue ink. Use a sponge dauber to highlight the berries in grapefruit grove ink. Change out the inks and cardstock layers to match the colors of the butterfly for cheerful cards.

After I created this post, I thought the card could use a few extra touches. So I swabbed Wink of Stella on the butterfly and embossed the highland heather layer using the Dot to Dot embossing folder.

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All the supplies used…plus the Wink of Stella and the Dot to Dot embossing folder. The Faceted Dots name in English was cut off when I sized the photo. Now you know how to say it in a few other languages too:)

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


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

Sue McDonald
Anastasia Radloff
Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!
Tracy Held
Sue Boerner
Darla Roberts
Terri Stewart
Katie Johnson
Karie Beglau
Elizabeth Green
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward 


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.