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

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DIY striped Bella and Friends CASEing the Blog Hop Design 9

I helped coordinate a Sale-A-Bration 2018 Blog Hop that has 15 stops. If you missed it, click here to hop along. I am CASEing the designs on the hop to show you how to CASE. If you see a design you like but don’t have the supplies on hand, you can substitute with supplies you do have in stock.

My design below was CASED from fellow demonstrator Melanie Coverston and her Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop card entry #2. You can see her design by clicking here.

I made my own striped paper since I did not have striped paper in stock that color coordinated with the other colors on my card. To make your own striped paper, apply ink directly to the Simple Strips embossing folder on the raised stripes side as shown. After inking the embossing folder, place your paper at a diagonal inside the folder before flipping it shut and processing through the Big Shot.

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The resulting diagonal pattern is on the bottom half of the card below.

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I used markers to apply solid color to the images. I used a sponge dauber with crumb cake ink to lightly add fluffiness to the dog. I rolled up the smaller end of the sponge to lightly add always artichoke ink to the turtle head, legs and tail.

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Pretty sure this design will be in the Card Buffet for January 26/27. Would you like to join us? Check out the details for the Card Buffet here.

Let’s Sale-A-Brate! Shop, Host or Join as a member on my Super Awesome Stampers Team! All three actions are rewarded! Please click Contact above if you want to take advantage of offers going on now. Let me know what you more details for.

The Sale-A-Bration brochure and ordering any of the supplies in this post are at my online store here. Join the Fun details are here.

Thanks for stamping with me today!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

CASEing the Blog Hop Design 5

I helped coordinate a Sale-A-Bration 2018 Blog Hop that was posted last week. If you missed it, click here to hop along.

I got the idea to CASE the designs shared on the other blogs after seeing all the great ideas from my fellow demonstrators. Today, I am CASEing Susan Murphy. Click here to see Susan’s design.

Susan used the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Heartfelt Blooms which has built in depth. I scanned my stamp stash to find Birthday Blossoms has subtle but not as detailed built in depth. Since the crumb cake flowers are much smaller on my card, I added the larger pansy stamp with coordinating punch for a focal point.

I had also planned to have a horizontal card like Susan did. I attached all the layers and then found the sentiment that I had stamped. It did not fit horizontally so decided to change it to a vertical card. I also missed adding the linen thread that she used since I found that after all the layers were attached too. Linen thread is a favorite of mine so drat!

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I substituted a piece of patterned paper from the Delightful Daisy package where Susan used night of navy cardstock. I did use her paper snips trick to make flags on the sentiment cardstock.

supplies used…

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Leave a comment if you like my CASE. CASE means copy and share everything and typically means using someone else’s design to create something with your own twist. I am planning 10 more twists since we had 15 blog hop stops. So keep checking back for more CASEing!

You can order all of these products and check out the Sale-A-Bration brochure at my online store here. Before ordering, check out my Online Shopper Rewards on the right side of my blog. I appreciate and thank you for ordering with me!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

CASEing the Blog Hop Design 2

I participated and helped coordinate a Sale-A-Bration 2018 Blog Hop that was posted last week. If you missed it, click here to hop along.

I got the idea to CASE the designs shared on the other blogs. I am CASEing Terri Stewart for day 2. Click here to see her designs. She used the Party Pandas stamp set for some fun cards.

I had a growing pile of cut ends from Bubbles and Fizz designer series paper(dsp) from creating a stack of cards yesterday. I remembered Terri Stewart used strips of dsp on her card so I knew I could CASE her card while reducing my scrape pile.

I decided the easiest way to align the 4 x 1 1/4 inch dsp strips was on a calypso coral cardstock mat that was cut to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches. I next cut the largest square stitched shapes framelit from powder pink cardstock. I had bottles already cut using the coordinating framelits from yesterday’s cutting session so it was easy to add 3 bottles to the front of the card.

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The pink love mini tinsel trim makes a secure bow and fun embellishment that can be extended to the other side of the card. I decided to pull the ends to match the feeling of the sentiment, like bubbling over.

The tinsel trim is too narrow for a full, glue dot. So I rolled it as shown below using my paper piercing tool. The tool makes easy pick up to transfer the glue dot under the curves of the trim to anchor it in just the right spots.

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Close up of the final card. I also stamped bermuda bay bubbles and the sentiment from the Bubble Over stamp set. A vellum straw adds the last detail.

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When I saw the Bubble Over bundle, I knew this would be the first set to add to my stash because I am a kombucha home brewer and drinker.

The NessAlla kombucha growler is from our local brewers who are 2 friends that are now girl bosses of their own company. They brew all year favorites and seasonals that taste so good and are good for you! Right now, my favorite flavor is lemongrass ginger. I seem to follow the seasons and this has a nice warm, brown tone. Check out their website here to find out if they distribute in your area.

I’ll have another Blog Hop CASE shortly so check back in a day or 2. Thanks for stopping by!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

Lots of Lavender Blog Hop How To

Yesterday, I shared this card as my entry into a Sale-A-Bration 2018 Blog Hop that I helped coordinate.

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Today I am sharing the supplies used to create this card. First up are the stamps and ink pads. I used Lots of Lavender and Happy Wishes with the corresponding ink pads. After I had taken down the photo shoot, I noticed that I did not set the “for you” stamp on the rich razzleberry ink.

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Papers are next. Rich razzleberry cardstock is the base layer. Next layer up is a patterned piece from the Sweet Soiree Memories and More card pack which is a Sale-A-Bration item that can be earned with purchase. On top of that is our vellum, then a white delicate doilie, next is whisper white cardstock that accepts ink from the stamps beautifully. Last are 2 leaves cut with pear pizzazz cardstock and vellum using the lemon builder punch. I almost forgot. I popped up the lavender bunch after stamping it on our thick whisper white cardstock to help balance out the bow. Our new Simple Stripes textured impressions embossing folder add interest to the rich razzleberry base.

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I love to use embellishments! The glitter enamel shapes hides the glue dot holding the vellum leaves in place. A snippet of fresh fig sheer ribbon make a petite bow. It also acts as a layer on top of the pear pizzaz shimmer ribbon strip to balance the right side of the card.

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Adhesives make it stick! Glue dots for the leaves and then also rolled onto itself to adhere the fresh fig ribbon and bow. Tear and tape under the pear pizzaz ribbon. Last, fast fuse does most of the work under all the paper layers.

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I hope you enjoyed my card design. If you are interested in purchasing any of these products, please go to my online store. All orders are eligible for my Online Shopper Rewards program so check out the program here on my blog on the right hand side before shopping.

It is Sale-A-Bration time which means you earn products for your purchases:

  • Spend $50 and receive one free level 1 product.
  • Spend $100 and receive one free level 2 product OR choose two level 1 items.
  • Spend $150 and have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

Sale-a-Bration also means that when you host a qualifying party (online or in-person) with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration, you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards! These rewards can even be applied towards a Starter Kit, allowing you to also join and become demonstrators. Discount buying demonstrators are welcome on my team.

New demonstrators enjoy a fantastic benefit of joining as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration. The choice of TWO additional stamp sets included in their $99 starter kit—any stamp set, any price. (Excludes bundles and Sale-A-Bration sets.) You get to pick up to $125 of products in your kit but still only pay $99 plus tax. The kit ships for free which save you $12.50!

If you have purchased from me recently, you should be receiving your Sale-a-bration and spring Occasions catalogs in your snail mailbox. Get your post it tabs out, I am sure you will find some goodies!

Have a Super Awesome Sale-A-Bration!

Shirley

Sale-A-Bration 2018 Blog Hop is live!

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Welcome to 2018 and my first blog hop for the year! We have lots of creativity to share with you featuring Sale-A-Bration 2018 products. Let’s get started!

My entry features the stamp set Lots of Lavender which has dreamy, watercolor looking 2 step stamps. I stamped the entire lavender bunch in garden green. Then used the watercolor stamps to add rich razzleberry ink to the buds and pear pizzaz ink to the foliage and wrap. It is a 2 step process that makes adding splashes of color easy and quick creating a fabulous focal point. My kind of stamping!

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The lavender buds were too flat looking directly stamped on the whisper white. So I stamped the bunches on our thick whisper white cardstock. Then fussy cut the bunches to pop it up using our dimensionals. Now the bunches are similar in height with the bow and adds just the right balance.

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I liked the script on the Happy Wishes Sale-a-bration set. I decided it looked best along the side. Positioning the verse along the side might be a first for me since I like designs that are symmetrical.

I also used the Sweet Soiree Memories and More card pack under the vellum layer. Memories and More are intended for pocket scrapbooking. The packs are also good for card layers, traditional scrapbooking and making small 3-D items. There are assorted designs so offer lots of options to create unique projects. The Sweet Soiree card pack is a Sale-a-bration item.

Check back tomorrow for full details on all the supplies used to create this card.

Make sure you keep hopping along to see all the other Sale-A-Bration projects! Click on the “Next” button below to visit Darla Robert’s blog.

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Here is a list of all the blog stops in case you hop off and need to hop back on.

Shirley Merker  YOU ARE HERE

Don’t know what Sale-A-Bration is all about? It is an annual event where exclusive products are earned for orders placed. A minimum $50 (US) purchase is required. You can earn as many Sale-A-Bration products as you would like too.

If you are ready to place your Sale-A-Bration order and don’t already have a demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours. Click this link to go to my online store. Catalogs are available there as well.

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Blog Hop with us tomorrow!

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We are less than 24 hours away from our Sale-a-bration 2018 Blog Hop! I am so excited to be a hop stop to share all the fabulous projects we have created. We are hopping around the globe with stops in the United States, France, the United Kingdom and Australia.

All blog hop projects feature Sale-A-Bration 2018 products which can be earned for free by placing qualifying orders starting on January 3rd.

  • Spend $50 and receive one free level 1 product.
  • Spend $100 and receive one free level 2 product OR choose two level 1 items.
  • Spend $150 and have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

When you host a qualifying party (online or in-person) with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration, you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards! These rewards can even be applied towards a Starter Kit, allowing you to also join and become demonstrators.

New demonstrators enjoy a fantastic benefit of joining as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration. The choice of TWO additional stamp sets included in their $99 starter kit—any stamp set, any price. (Excludes bundles and Sale-A-Bration sets.) You get to pick up to $125 of products in your kit but still only pay $99 plus tax. The kit ships for free which save you $12.50!

If you have purchased from me recently, you should be receiving your Sale-a-bration and spring Occasions catalogs in your snail mailbox. Get your post it tabs out, I am sure you will find some goodies!

Check back tomorrow at 7am central standard time when the blog hop goes live. We have lots of fabulous blog hop stops planned for you!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

P. S. I am in the midwest United States so prices reflect that. If you are in a different country, your prices may be different based on your local currency. Sorry, I can not sell across borders. Hopefully, there is a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in your country that can help you!

A Special Holiday Gift

I was contacted by a sister-in-law of someone on my team that wanted an extra special holiday gift. After considering the options, she choose prepaid Card Buffet tickets. Here is the extra special packaging I created…

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It was fun to create the packaging knowing that Tammy was going to receive it with surprise and delight. I am looking at January 26th/27th for Card Buffet dates. See you then, Tammy?

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Clearance Rack Has Been Loaded!

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New items have been added to the Clearance Rack in the online store today! Supplies are limited, and with discounts up to 70%, products will go quickly. Shop now to stock up on your favorite paper crafting supplies.

Please shop at my online store and use host code 77PGZQE9 if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, do not use the code so you can spend all the host rewards. All online orders over $50 (excluding shipping and tax) are eligible for my Online Shopper Rewards. Details for the OSR program are on my blog.

Happy Shoppin at my online store here!

Super Awesome Stamp Shopper Shirley

Happy Birthday Wendy!

It’s my sister’s birthday day. She ordered the quilted Christmas products. So I decided to use these products on her birthday card. Happy Birthday Wendy!

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from your Super Awesome Sister Shirley