You’re Invited

I am trying something new and…

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This package of fun was snail mailed to my Super Awesome Team Members in preparation for our first online team meeting with make-n-takes! I am pretty excited to try this format. We will gather online through our team Facebook page for an hour this Sunday, April 29th, 2pm, CDT.

I’ll be assembling the make-n-takes along with my team members during a Facebook Live video. It will be interesting to see what stamps they use with the kits I sent them. Should be fun!

Would you like to join us? You need to be a member of my Super Awesome Stampers team to participate. I’ll do my best to get you a make-n-take packet before the meeting if you sign up to be a demonstrator on my team this week. Sign up is through my online website by clicking here. Make sure my name is in the upper right corner so you know you are signing up with me.

Stamp with you then!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

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Coffee Break Blog Hop

I hope you are enjoying our Coffee Break Blog Hop along with a cup of coffee or tea. I’m hopping with fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from all over the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. You may have arrived from Sandra Robert’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

Today’s hop features the Coffee Break designer series paper (dsp) with coordinating Coffee Cafe stamp set and Coffee Cup framelits. With 12 patterns to select from on 6 double sided sheets, our blog hop projects may or may not include coffee themes. The opposite sides of the dsp usually feature a complimentary pattern like strips, circles or asymmetrical prints that may be used instead of the coffee patterns.

I decided to create a dark chocolate espresso bean treat sack for my project. Our 2×8 inch cellophane bags holds about a serving of beans after I cut the bag to 5 inches. But a serving for me is 3 beans. I will probably be wide awake tonight since I sampled while I was designing:)

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The bag topper is 2×4 inches of early espresso cardstock that was embossed using the softly falling embossing folder and folded to make a 2×2 inch topper. The next layer is 4×1 1/2 inches from the Coffee Break designer series paper package. A whisper white 1 1/4 inch circle creates a mat for the mini coffee cup that was “embossed” using the sleeve framelit from the Coffee Cups framelit set.

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The Coffee Break dsp was snipped as shown to create the flag.

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Most of the supplies used to create the treat bag topper. I see I did not include the Softly Falling embossing folder and 1 1/4 inch circle punch.

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If you are attending the Card Buffet today, this is your party favor!

Did you also know that the Coffee Cafe bundle pricing is being retired? Order now to save 10% on the Coffee Cafe stamps and coordinating Coffee Cups framelits. Ordering information is at the bottom of this post.

 

Thanks for hopping with us. Now click on the next image to zoom to Rhonda’s blog to see what fun ideas she designed.

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In case you need to hop around, here is a link list of participating demonstrators:

Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!
All the supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store here if you do not already have a demonstrator. Please use host code THAD9V7C if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, do not use the host code so you can redeem all the host rewards.
If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to have you join my Super Awesome Stampers team for the best benefits and discount buying. Click Contact above to get the conversation started.
Come back tomorrow for another design using the Coffee Break Suite products. I also share a different design in yesterday’s post here.
Thanks!
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!

Yummy Nice Neighbor Gifts

A photo of dark chocolate squares popped in my Pinterest feed which gave me the idea to fill our mini pizza boxes with delights for the neighbors.

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I also had orange flavored tootsie rolls on hand so decided to add those with a nod towards traditions of yesterday when fresh oranges were placed in Christmas socks.

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Our coordinating products made assembling the boxes quick and easy. I assembled the boxes while the chocolate was cooling. Deliveries will be made shortly!12 19 2017 4-001

The chocolate recipe is 1/2 cup coconut oil, 1 cup natural cocoa powder, 4 tablespoons honey and 1/2 tsp vanilla from Health Nut Nation. She even has a how to video. Thanks Alison for providing a great resource.

Merry Christmas!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

April Onstage 2018 Display Stamper Sampler Submission

Stampin’ Up! is hosting an all demonstrator gathering in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA  and around the globe the first weekend in April 2018. They have asked for display stamper submissions. Here is my official entry for consideration.

Let’s start with the scrapbook layout. I love the sweet sugarplum and basic black combination. The bows from the holly builder punch add nice details that draw the eye around the pages. I shared this layout as a make-n-take for a local demonstrator gathering.

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Next are three cards…

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Last are 3-D’s perfect for gifting a little something…

The first is re-purposed from mini gift bow packaging to a mini gift box. Use tissue to wrap your gift to keep it a surprise.

The second is re-purposed from mini ornament packaging to a mini gift box.

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Sara had shared at a Leadership Conference that packaging can be re-purposed. I have remembered this idea so try to give the packaging a second job when I can!

I hope I have inspired you with my display stamper sampler submission. I look forward to receiving notice from Stampin’ Up! that I am chosen as a display stamper since that means I get to turn new products into super awesome projects that other demonstrators can be inspired from.

Thanks for stopping by!

Super Awesome (hopeful display) Stamper Shirley