Sale-a-bration 2019 Paper Crafting Blog Hop

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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.

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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.

 

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Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop Be My Valentine

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Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop! We are fans of this monthly crafting kit. Follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as designed, or use the supplies as a starting point to let your creativity run wild.

On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas on how to use the January Paper Pumpkin kit, Be My Valentine, in alternate projects. You may have arrived from June Olsen’s blog. She had a great project!

The chameleon stamp with the fly friend is part of the included stamp set in the Paper Pumpkin kit. After all the kit supplies are used up, you can still use the stamp set on alternate projects. So I decided to use garden green ink on the stamp and color using ink pads and a blender pen.

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All the solid colored paper was processed through the Big Shot using either the new Rectangle Stitched framelits (item # 148551, 13 sizes in this set!) or the squares from the Stitched Shapes framelits (item #145372). The “You’re So Fly” piece was stamped on a strip of whisper white that was 1/2 inch high. Then it was cut using the smallest square framelit giving it a coordinating stitched look on 2 sides.

The full card…

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all the supplies used…plus the Big shot too! The heart epoxy elements are from the Paper Pumpkin kit as well.

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Here is a photo of how the kit was intended to be assembled…

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Stampin’ Up! produces a fast time motion Youtube video to show kit assembly for the visual learners out there (including me!).

Thank you for joining us as we share the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin. Now hop over to Cheryl Hamilton’s blog to see what she designed.

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Be Mine Valentine Paper Pumpkin Kit

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Paper Pumpkin has a super cute Be Mine Valentine pillow box in the January kit. Would you like to gather some friends this weekend and create a box? I am looking for hosts through January 30th that would like to get crafty with friends and share some inky fingers.

Here is a video sharing kit assembly in fast motion time.

If you are already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, refill kits are available through my online store by clicking here Scroll to the Paper Pumpkin section for past kits options. Make sure to check out the Sale-a-bration offerings while at the online store. All sales, including Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, are eligible to earn free exclusive products for every $50 in sales during Sale-a-bration.

A Paper Pumpkin Party will take about an hour. Contact me today to schedule your party! Thanks and stamp with you soon!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

Ink and Share Scrapbook Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Celebration themed Ink and Share Scrapbook Blog Hop. It’s demonstrators’ choice for the celebration theme! We are Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators showcasing our fabulous products on scrapbook pages. If you are on the hop trail, you may have arrived from Jo Blackman’s blog. She had a great layout!

My project started with the Hello Cupcake Sale-a-bration 2019 stamp set. I had visions of multi-colored cupcake frosting with blackberry bliss wrappers. The 12×12 inch background and top photo mat are blackberry bliss too. The “sprinkles” stamp was used as a background stamp instead of cupcake toppers.

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All the supplies used…

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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 Jacqui Lawrence has created.

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Below is a list of the participating demonstrators:

If you don’t already have an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, click the Contact button above. Let me know if you are interested in scrapbooking events, greeting cards, retreats or anything else paper crafting.

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

Watercolor Class Sign Up Today!

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Stampin’ Up! has fabulous watercolor options to use with our just as fabulous stamp images. Would you like to learn how the products work together to create gorgeous cards or diy wall art? At least 3 techniques will be taught during class and applied in your class kits. Additional images will be sent home with you so you can create with your new skills.

The class sessions are Wednesday, February 6th, 11am, 1:30pm or 6pm and will be 90 minutes. Class size is limited and spots reserved based on when payment is received.

There are 3 class options:

Deluxe: includes brand new aqua painters, watercolor pencils, blender pens, a package of watercolor paper and a sheet of mini dimensionals that you use during class and take it all home with you. Plus you pick a free Sale-a-bration item! Deluxe option is $60.

Class Only: includes a package of watercolor paper and a sheet of mini dimensionals. You are required to bring Stampin’ Up!’s aqua painters, watercolor pencils and blender pens which can all be retired versions. Class Only option is $30.

Super Awesome Stamper Team Members: Class is free but you must provide your own aqua painters, watercolor pencils, blender pens and watercolor paper. You must be a current member on my team to enjoy this free class.

Please bring your own favorite adhesives, a paper snips and something to take your creations home in.

RSVP with session time and payment by Wednesday, January 23rd so supplies can be ordered.

Hope to stamp with you then!

Super Awesome Shirley