Lovely Little Lace

While visiting friends in Maryland, Mom-Mom and Pap-Pap and MeMaw and Poppy helped make my stay more enjoyable with their hospitality. So these cards made their way bumping around United States Postal Service trucks this week to arrive in their snail mail boxes as a thank you surprise.

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Mom-Mom and Pap-Pap treated us to Mountain Gate for dinner where I tried regional corn fritters and beans. MeMaw and Poppy had lunch on the farm with a tour of barns and fields. They also had a sleepover for the wee one so the adults of the wee one and I could enjoy my first Maryland crabs! It was delicious! Andrea was a great instructor on how to crack open the crabs with the wooden hammer.


I joked that I only have a west coast seafood boil to experience. Then I would have experienced it on all coasts. Thanks for a pleasant Maryland visit!

Have a nice weekend!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

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


Invitation to Greeting Card Buffet

hey chick! The Sale-a-bration and the spring Occasions catalogs are live! Both are filled with great project ideas, great products and great rewards for everyone! For every $50 purchase, earn 1 Sale-a-bration item for free. Hosts also earn more host rewards. New demonstrators can select any 2 stamps from the regular or Occasions catalog. Pick the reward that works for you!


Above samples feature the Sale-a-bration Hey Chick stamp set.

The Sale-a-bration Tasty Trucks stamp set can be converted to an ice cream, taco and a hot dog truck too!


The Carried Away Designer Series Paper is the Sale-a-bration item featured below.sab17_p06a

Would you like to use all these great products? Then you are invited to a Greeting Card Buffet, Saturday, February 21st, 2-4pm. You select which cards to create from a line up of designs. Full details at my Super Awesome Stamper Shirley Merker’s facebook page. You can RSVP there as well. Hope to stamp with you then!

Super Awesome Shirley

Card Buffet This Weekend!

Hello Stampers!

I started the weekend with yard work. More than half way done with fall trimming! I usually leave the perennial clean up until spring but as long as a truck load was going to the recycle center with vegetable garden vines, I filled it!

When I was too tired to work outside, I had greeting card design sessions. See what I created!



Which one is your favorite? Comment below and receive this card free when you attend the Card Buffet this weekend! All of these fabulous designs plus smaller gift packaging options will be in the buffet line up!

At a Card Buffet, you pick which greeting cards to create and how many of each from a line up of the designs. Take a seat and supplies will be passed in tubs. The Big Shot will be available with assorted embossing folders too.

Cost for this buffet only is $1.50 per card with a 10 card minimum. You can stamp as many cards as you would like to beyond 10 cards. You are welcome to pre-order your designs when you RSVP. This insures you receive the designs you like since card kits are limited to what I have in stock.

I can provide adhesives for an additional cost or bring your own. I’ll have new packages of adhesives for sale as well in case you want to take it home with you.


  • Commenting on this blog post which card is your favorite
  • never stamped with me before
  • bringing friends that have not stamped with me before
  • placing orders during the event
  • dressing up for Halloween!


  1. Friday, October 21st, 9:30-11:30am
  2. Friday, October 21st, 2-4pm
  3. Saturday, October 21st, 9:30-11:30am
  4. Sunday, November 6th, 2-4pm (RSVP by November 3rd, 8am)
  5. don’t see a time that works for you? ask that I add a session when you can attend!

Please RSVP by Thursday, October 20th, 8am for the October sessions since I set up stations based on the number of guests. Two guest minimum per session. RSVP by commenting below, updating your status at my Facebook event to “going”  or click Contact Me above. You can PM me through Facebook as well. Thanks!

Hope to stamp with you then!





Floral Wings meets Pretty Petals

My post title sounds like a unicorn date to me! But the only white in sight is a single white perfect accent and a whisper white inside liner. And no rainbows either. Just Pretty Petals designer series paper custom folded over to reveal the back side of the dsp.

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Pretty and pretty quick! I will be using this design until I run out of Pretty Petals dsp. So about 60 cards later, I’ll move on to a new design! Here is the how to Youtube video:

Thanks for stamping with me today!