My Onstage Swaps

A highly anticipated activity when demonstrators gather is swapping. I knew my time leading up to Onstage convention was tight so I did not sign up for any swaps.

A day before departure, I realized I had some Card Buffet kits that just needed assembly. I brought 7 cards to swap and came back with 5. That math is a little off but I gave 2 of them to worthy demonstrators. Maybe they will snail mail me a card instead? I can only hope for happy mail:)

Here is the card I created…

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I used sponge daubers for quick and easy coloring. Plus, the puppy needs to look fluffy so sponging was the best coloring option for this outcome. The stamp set Bella and Friends is being retired at the end of May. So order yours today from me!

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These are the swaps I received in exchange from fellow demonstrators…

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Is convention starting to look like a fun day? It is. I would love to have you join me in November. First step is to become a demonstrator on my team. Click the Contact button above to get started!

Scroll to my previous blog posts to catch the rest of the Onstage convention story!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

 

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Ink, Stamp and Share Guy Cards

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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 with guys in mind. If you are hopping around, you have arrived from Tricia Butt’s blog and her fabulous project.

The Tranquil Textures designer series papers has a few options that look like water. I picked the pattern with a little purple so the fish could be accented with purple.

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This card design was in the March Card Buffet line up. The supplies used to create the card were contained in a plastic tub lid and passed around the stamp table. Blender pens were used for coloring the fish. I wrap a piece of scrap paper around the cover at one end to indicate which pen should be used for which color. The pens won’t need to be “brushed out” of color until after the event. This might also save my ink pads from being accidentally dipped with the wrong color:)

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

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

Sandra Roberts

Janey –

Sue

Laura Mackie

Jacqueline Bobeldijk-Schilder

Pia

Linda Harford

Melissa

Deb Naylor

Anastasia

Tricia

Shirley YOU ARE HERE!

Sandrine

Cindy

Ingrid

Karen

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

ISO Senior Living Sponsors

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Hello Super Awesome Stampers!

I visit senior living communities during the first and second weeks of the month. Residents gather in the activity room. I distribute greeting card making kits along with punched shapes and bows already attached to glue dots. We chat while assembling the cards. Sometimes we use the glitter glimmer sheets which is always a hit!

Sessions are more like art therapy. I talk about the fun color names and punches used.  The gorgeous ribbons provide visual and touch sensory experiences. I travel with assorted greetings and an ink pad so we can customize all occasion cards to the sentiment the resident wishes. The butterflies shown in the photo above will be featured in the May sessions. Bunnies are on the April designs.

I visit all care levels: independent, assisted and memory care communities. If I am able to speak to an activity director on the phone and secure a session commitment, I am usually booked for return sessions. Not everyone that is interested in a session is able to book one due to limited budget. Would you like to sponsor a session at a community in your area or where a family member or friend lives? Just let me know where you would like me to visit. I’ll call the activity director to offer a sponsored session. Sponsorship is easy with one simple cash or check donation from you.

I visit communities in the Durand, Eau Claire and Menomonie areas during the first week of the month. I’ll be criss crossing the Madison area and surrounding burbs during the second week of the month. I travel within an hour’s time from these areas and also visit communities along the interstate heading north of Madison on my trip up to Durand.

The residents really appreciate me visiting and I enjoy visiting the residents. The senior living sessions have been a part of my business for over 5 years. So I am experienced with leading the sessions and working with resident abilities or limitations.

Thank you for considering to sponsor a session. Please contact me if you or your company would like to sponsor a session. Have a super awesome day!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

Upcoming life event to prepare paper crafts for?

Hello Super Awesome Stampers!

Birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, baby showers and bridal parties need a little extra something that paper crafting provides to make the celebration extra special and memorable. A party favor wrap or tag, invitations and thank you notes hand stamped with the perfect coordinating color and image and party decor are all items that can be created using on trend Stampin’ Up! products.

Whether you have a lot to create or just a few, you can enjoy a stamping discount on all your purchases when you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator on my team. What defines you as a demonstrator may change over time and as your interests shift. That’s ok. I’ll be here to help you along your stamp journey as your needs change whether you just want to add to your stamping stash or want to share stamping with others.

If buying at a discount appeals to you, then Sale-a-bration season is the best time to sign up! You pick up to $175 of products which will only cost you $99 plus tax! The shipping is free on the starter kit for an additional $17.50 in savings! The second welcome kit option includes a Craft and Carry tote with enough space and pockets to pack for an afternoon of crafting away from your home hub. The second option is $129 with free shipping too!

Here is the tote…

I am looking for at least one person to join my team by February 28th which will help me maintain my title. So if you are considering the opportunity to purchase at a discount, please do so by February 28th! Sign up is processed online through this link. Make sure my name is in the upper right hand corner so you are signing up to be on my team.

Have any questions about the opportunity or sign up? Click the Contact button above or the Contact Me in the upper right corner next to my photo at my business website.

If you have been on my team before or someone else’s team and are no longer an active demonstrator, you are welcome to sign up again with me. We can discuss how I would support you as a member of my team. I would be happy to have you back on the Super Awesome Stampers Team!

I look forward to sharing all things stamping with you!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

P.S. If you would rather remain as my customer, that’s fine too! I need orders to stay as an active demonstrator and to pay for supplies I use at in person events. Sale-a-bration is a great time to purchase since every $50 purchase earns you free exclusive items!

Ink, Stamp and Share Sale-a-bration 2019

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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.

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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