Halloween Paper Crafting Blog Hop with Cauldron Bubble and Toil and Trouble

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I hope you are enjoying our Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop featuring Halloween projects. 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 Ginger Rabesa’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

I decided to use the Toil and Trouble designer series paper to the fullest potential. Most of the card is covered with it along with flipping over the witches hat piece to reveal the jumping frogs!

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The Cauldron Bubble stamp set was used for the sentiments. Happy Halloween and a sitting frog are stamped inside. A witches hat was cut around the sentiment after it was stamped using the Cauldron framelits. A little bit of black baker’s twine provides interest along with gorgeous grape matting and cardstock.

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Close up of the kitty and frog friends…

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Please add a comment and let me know how much you like Halloween!

Thanks for hopping with us each month. Now click on the next image to zoom to Sandra Robert’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…

Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!

 

All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store here.

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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Ink and Share Scrapbook Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Ink and Share Scrapbook Blog Hop. 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 Rhonda Waechter’s blog. She had a great layout!

We are featuring a sketch challenge as shown below for this month. This is the starting point to design our pages. The Halloween printed Toil and Trouble designer series paper (dsp) is perfect for this sketch because there are many patterns of repetitive images to use for the vertical strip.

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I decided to document how much my family loves Halloween! I’ll create a coordinating layout once I get a photo of the spooky house that was the first Halloween decoration my parents had. Mom has not decorated her house for Halloween this year yet. So I’ll snap the photo once it is set out and share the coordinating layout when it is created.

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The fun and bright Halloween palettes of recent years includes purples so this holiday is among my favorites. The Toil and Trouble designer series paper is FABULOUS this year. I ordered several packages to share at upcoming events.

For this layout, I fussy cut the witches from the dsp to represent my Mom, my sister Wendy and Me. The cauldron shape was the perfect size for documenting why we love Halloween. They were cut from the Cauldron framelits.

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All the supplies used to create this quick layout…

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Thanks for stopping by. Let me know what you like about Halloween or my layout by leaving a comment.

Now click on the next photo to see what Sandra Roberts has created.

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In case you get off the trail, here a list of participating demonstrators.

Shirley Merker  YOU ARE HERE!

 

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

Rubber Rummage Sale this weekend

Lots of retired products for sale at my rubber rummage sale this weekend! Open 8am-6pm on Friday, August 17th and 8am-noon on Saturday, August 18th with Saturday afternoon hours if we still have inventory.

Sale includes:

Wood mount, clear mount and photopolymer stamp sets, estimated at 500 sets (we sold a few tonight already to early birds)

some sets have coordinating framelits

designer series paper 12 sheets for $5

hand stamped greeting cards $2 each or 20 for $30

assorted embellishments

If it is raining cats and dogs, the front garage door will be closed. Come around the side of the garage and enter through the garage service door.

Click the Contact above and let me know you are interested in shopping the sale. I’ll relay the address once I receive your message.

Hope you can shop with us!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

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Pet Themed Blog Hop with Bella and Friends

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I hope you are enjoying our Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop featuring projects that are pet themed. Any pet and any type of paper crafting project is allowed this month. Even scrapbooking of dust bunnies was allowed:)

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 Elizabeth Green’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

The stamp set Bella and Friends was an immediate purchase for me when it became available. I add all the doggy themed stamps to my collection. When I become a million dollar sales achiever, I would design a doggy suite to include fun designer series paper. That sales amount is a long way off but it is good to have these details planned when the goal is achieved;)

So you guessed it, I used the stamp set Bella and Friends on my hand stamped greeting card.

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The embossing folder is Scattered Sequins. Tranquil Textures is the designer series paper. A sponge dauber was used to color the doggy and add the shadow on the ground. The rest of the coloring is done with our Stampin’ Write markers.

Here are the supplies used to create this card…

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Please add a comment and let me know if you have the stamp set Bella and Friends or the coordinating kitty stamp set Pretty Kitty in your collection.

Thanks for hopping with us each month. Now click on the next image to zoom to Sue Kremer’s blog and see what fun project she designed.

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All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store here.

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.

Here is a list of hoppers in case you get off the trail…

Craft the Night Away or aka Your Invitation to Weekend Retreat

My mind will be in serious packing planning mode this week. My weekend craft retreat is next weekend, August 24-26th in Poynette! It takes 30 minutes from door to door for me. An easy drive to organize my thoughts for which project I craft with first.

Would you like to attend? You are welcome to attend on your own or bring your friends. You get your own large table to spread out on for the entire weekend. Unloading is easy directly from the driveway into the ground level craft space which overlooks the pond.

The house sleeps 8 across 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. We coordinate noon and evening meals so you should only be providing and cleaning up 1 meal per weekend. Breakfast is on your own so you can sleep in if you want to.

We retreat at Cattail Retreat in Poynette. Click here for a link to their website.

Click the Contact button above to contact me for full details and to RSVP. Please do so today so you can start planning your packing strategy soon!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

The pond overlooking the craft space…

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Inside the craft space and happy crafters!IMG_7656