Here’s to You

Ohhh…I like this one! Cheryll Steinke participated in a swap organized by me at Onstage and contributed this card. She used the power of 3, many times. I spy 3 repetitions of 3. How many do you spy? I see a fourth one as I type this, the paisley flower stamp, the paisley framelit and the paisley designer series from the Petals and Paisleys Suite, pages 46 and 47 of the holiday catalog.


Kim Vale created this fun fluttering background using aluminum foil and copper embossing powder. Try using our silver foil sheets instead since they are quite heavy and may be easier to heat emboss with.


Flourising phrases and Flourish thinlits combine with Affectionately Yours designer series paper for this design from Chris Wedell. See how she used enamel shapes inside the flower and also next to the sentiment to add interest.


Hope you enjoyed today’s installment of Onstage 2016 swaps! Let me know if you need help placing an order though my online store. Thanks!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley



Thankful Grateful Blessed

When demonstrators gather, we swap! I’ll be sharing swaps I received at the Madison Onstage November 2016 event over the next few weeks. You can order all supplies through my online store here. Let me know if you need help identifying products.

We start with fallish themes with a design from Debra Geier. Interesting that I picked her swap to post first since she organized the swap. Thanks Debra for organizing!


Linda Hartwich swapped autumn leaves…11-25-2016-3-001

LuAnn Kranz created bird on a branch…sounds like a fancy art installation!


Check back tomorrow for more swaps!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley



#Onstage 2016 Celebrating You!

What a whirl of a weekend while Stampin’ Up! was in town for Onstage 2016 convention! I’ll share highlights in this post and then add more details thoughout this week.

Our convention bag is always a fun way to start the event. Inside are brand new products for the spring catalog and our name tag. Shhh…don’t tell SU, but I think I was most looking forward to the name tag because the one I was using was looking a little worn! The name tag is even laminated!


Let’s back up a few hours prior to getting the convention bag. I was selected as a display stamper. Here I am with my samples on the top part of the board using real red, old olive and delightful dijon. It was fun to receive a box of brand new supplies to play with. I had to keep the products and projects top secret until they were revealed at Onstage. My Mom did not even get a sneak peek!


Friday night was pampering and learning for leadership called Centre Stage. I have a team of Super Awesome Stampers so I qualified for this free event! Yahoo!



The tables for Saturday’s all demonstrator event looked a little different with gifts for my downline and supplies for the make-n-takes!


My team that attended Onstage! Kay is top left, my sister Tricia is top right, then me and Andrea seated next to me.


Although the value of the training, make-n-takes and product give-aways are worth the registration fee, all of my team earned this day for free! Super Awesome! Let me know if you want to attend Onstage 2017 in April in the Twin Cities. I’ll help you earn it for free!

Check back this week for more Onstage photos and sneak peeks at the spring Occasions catalog and Sale-a-bration brochure!

But you don’t have to wait to see more…Andrea has shared on her blog too! Click below to “hop” to her blog!


Happy Stampin!


Tiny Treat Boxes

I love our Tiny Treat Boxes because they are kraft colored so can be dressed up for any occasion! This is the last of product playground from Convention at My House. Balloon Bouquet punches are using It’s My Party designer series paper. Add a bow tie paper clip, honeycomb embellishment and white self adhesive accents to make this 3-D pop!

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Here is my how to Youtube video. Hope this helps you create your own tiny treat boxes!

Thanks for stamping with me today!

Star Studded Tag a Bag Box

These tag a bag boxes are sized just right for a teacher, neighbor or hostess gifts. The plastic wrap can be customized using any embossing folder and your Big Shot. No, a Big Shot is not your significant other but a handy machine that squashes paper and plastic to the amazement of people who have not seen it done before! Amaze your friends with your squashing talent!

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See the Big Shot in action in this how to Youtube video:

Thanks for stamping with me today!

P.S. This was another Convention at My House product playground. I love to share with my Super Awesome Stampers Team!