Card Buffet Invitation, will you break the tie?

The chocolate card is still the winner based on the preorders for the Card Buffet! Guess my unofficial survey means we like our chocolate! Tied for second place are the puppy and bottle card. Will you be the tie breaker with your preorder?

I’ll still accept your RSVP and preorder by 5pm today, Thursday, January 25th for the session that is tomorrow, Friday January 26th, 1-3pm.

RSVP and preorder will be accepted until 5pm on Friday, January 26th for the session that is Saturday, January 27th, 2-4pm. I am just trying to fill spots since it seems to be a good weather day with sunshine in the forecast!

Order designs as cherry cobbler flower, bottle, snowflake, puppy, striped heart (1 left, copper heart sold out) and chocolate.

Card Buffet details:

Create 10 greeting cards with envelopes from a buffet of designs. You pick which cards to create and how many of each design.

Sessions are Friday, January 26th, 1-3pm or Saturday, January 27th, 2-4pm.

RSVP is required as defined above.

Receive extra kits by placing an order during the event, being new to stamping with me or bringing friends that have not stamped with me before. Super Awesome Stampers Team Members receive an extra kit too!

All supplies except adhesives are included for $20. Adhesives are $3 extra or bring your own. If you are providing your own adhesives, pack all your favorite assorted adhesives including a tape runner, glue dots, dimensionals, tear-n-tape and green glue.

Place a $100 order at my online store here using host code NGFHAMFP prior to or during the event and your buffet is free! $100 order excludes shipping and tax. Can not be combined with any other offer and you provide your adhesives.

Orders can include Paper Pumpkin subscriptions!

Handy tools to pack are paper snips, bone folder, paper piercing mat and paper piercing tool. All kinds of new adhesives will be available for purchase too.

Please consider inviting your friends even if they have not stamped before. It takes just a few minutes to teach them how to use the supplies. And then both of you get an extra card kit if your friend is new to stamping with me:):)

RSVP by adding a comment or clicking on “Contact” above. Include your group count and preorder picks.

Hope to stamp with you and your friends this weekend!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

More Than Chocolate CASEing the Blog Hop Design 11

The word chocolate can be a noun or adjective. This chocolate is so luscious. The cake has chocolatey frosting. I love dark chocolate! Just a few ways the word can be used to convey meaning.

My More Than Chocolate hand stamped greeting card will make you want to seek out your nearest chocolatier shop. A local shop, Chocolate Caper, just opened a second location in my town. Their chocolate is luscious. Another favorite is Gail Ambrosius on Atwood Ave. I love Gail’s dark chocolate with caramel inside! Chocolaterian has yummy chocolatey frosting on their Badger Bites.

My card today was inspired Twila Davis’ Sale-A-Bration blog hop entry. See her star design here with the spiral inside. If you missed our hop with 15 stops, hop along here.

I had window sheets in stock and thought this material would make a good spiral base. So I used the largest circle framelit from the Layering Circles collection to cut a circle of window sheet. I used a paper snips to custom cut the spiral.

The stamped chocolate pieces helped with reducing the scrap pile so that is a bonus! Each mini chocolate is attached to the window sheet spiral with a glue dot. I used the 1 inch circle punch to punch whisper white. This circle was used to cover up the adhesive keeping the spiral attached to the inside of the card directly below the score line. I cleverly covered the glue dot attaching the other end of spiral to the top of the card with another stamped mini chocolate.

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inside of the card…

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outside of the card…The gold doilie just retired so hopefully you still have a few in your stash.

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Supplies used…You can see my work surface which is a large desk blotter. I turn the calendar pages over after the month is done and use it to pre-clean my stamps before I clean them with my stampin scrub and stampin mist. If you have been following my CASEing series, you will see the doggie test run towards the bottom and then faint images from pre-cleaning stamps in the corners.

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Our valentine designer series paper this year is Painted with Love Specialty. It features gold throughout the collection with melon mambo, rich razzleberry and peek-a-book peach combinations. A nice change from real red images.

Thanks for stamping with me today!

The Sale-A-Bration brochure is online at my store here. Customers, hosts and new recruits are rewarded for ordering, party sales and signing up to be a demonstrator on my Super Awesome Stampers team. Check out the brochure and then contact me if you have questions about ordering, hosting or being a demonstrator.

Thanks for stamping with me today. Have a nice weekend!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

I did a Facebook Live today sharing how to make the swirl pop up. I was able to publish it to Youtube so can share it on my blog here. HTH and thanks for watching!

Visit your local chocolatiers #gailambrosious #chocolatecaper #chocolaterian for luscious, chocolatey goodness!

Scene 1 and Job Done!

This is the view right outside the craft room at Cattail Retreat. Peaceful with lots of fall color. The pond changes as the day passes and as the breeze carries nature across the surface. Rain gently fell on a different day creating interesting ripples. It was nice to watch it all from our cozy craft room.IMG_7645

The main event at retreat is whatever craft projects you can manage to bring all the parts to:) I bring my computer for when I run out of projects because I can edit Youtube videos and create blog posts. I edited the video for this DIY stationary to include the quilted snack table covering as the background on my photo.

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Click on the Youtube video for how to create the stationary.

The video editing job is done! So I could move on to my next project; sorting card kits. More on that in the Scene 2 blog post for tomorrow. So check back then!

Super Awesome Retreater Shirley