Paper Crafting Blog Touch of Ink

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Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the globe including the USA, United Kingdom and Australia. We have a wide array of fun projects and design styles to share with you showcasing exclusive, free products you can earn with qualifying orders. You may have arrived from Nancy’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

I paired the Touch of Ink Sale-a-bration stamp set with the Forever Flowers pattern paper from the annual catalog.

I used a modified Rock n Roll technique to color the hummingbird. Ink the image in Crumb Cake. Then Rock n Roll Shaded Spruce on the belly and Night of Navy on the wings. Yep, ink is transferred to the acrylic block. Just wipe with a tissue to keep your fingers clean.

close up…

My Youtube video shows how it came together…

Thanks for hopping with us each month. Now click on the next image to zoom to Tracy’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!

Tracy Held

Annette McMillan

Sandy Ward

Maureen Rauchfuss

Terri Stewart

Joy Nelson

Sandra Roberts 

Julia Mazur

Nancy Reynolds

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 here for details on what Stampin’ Up! offers in a welcome kit for. Join now and receive 5 additional designer series paper packages in your welcome kit! That’s a $63 value for free!

All the supplies to create this hand stamped greeting card 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.

Thanks for stopping by!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

February Sugar Cookie Social Kits are in the Mail Today

Good Morning! I stuffed my mailbox today with packets of Sugar Cookie Social make and take kits. Good thing cardstock does not care if it’s negative degrees outside because it’s freezing out there! If you have placed a $50 or more order excluding shipping and tax this month, your kit is on the way. You can still place orders and I’ll ship the February packet to you promptly.

Meet me on Zoom, next Wednesday, February 24th, 9-10am or 6-7pm, to assemble the kits. I’ll include a Youtube link for kit assembly as well when I email the Zoom link.

Why do I call these session Sugar Cookie Socials? Click here for the story. Bring your tea, coffee and a sweet treat to share what you enjoy for refreshments. It’s fun to see differences in region and taste.

How do you get an invitation to join the social? Purchase at least $50 (excluding shipping and tax) using the host code listed on the right side of my blog (current code is EUNVSZHN). If your order is over $150, do not use a host code so you can spend all the host rewards yourself. Either method will earn you an invitation to join the social for that month and a snail mailed make and take packet from me. Order early in the month so there is time for me to prep your kits and for them to make the journey from my mail box to yours so you can join the Zoom call fun:)

The kits will change each month. I am revealing snippet of one of the kits below…I hope you like it!

Any questions? Click the Contact button on my blog to send me a note. Thank You!

Super Awesome Sugar Cookie Decorator Shirley Merker

Split Circle Technique

The split circle technique makes a quick and easy WOW design. Just remember to have contrasting colors for the circle layers. My design features the Snowflake Splendor pattern paper contrasted against the silver foil sheets.

Use the Stitched Shapes framelits for added interest. Metallic Mesh ribbon makes a nice bow. A row of silver Metallic Pearls adds the final details.

See my how to video from my Youtube channel here…click subscribe and the bell on my Youtube channel to be notified when new content is loaded.

Order all the products used in this project by clicking the Shop Now image on my blog or click on the product words to zoom to my online store. Thank you for your support and your order!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Paper Crafting Blog Hop Snowflake Splendor

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Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the globe including the USA, United Kingdom and Australia. We have a wide array of fun projects and design styles to share with you showcasing December Celebrations. You may have arrived from Sandy’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

Best laid plans change. I love the Snowflake Splendor Suite. When I initially created this blog post, my plan was to use this suite. But then I got to designing without consulting my notes and came up with these square acetate box designs which are perfectly sized for a couple of candy store chocolate treats.

one for Christmas using a pattern from the Forever Greenery paper pack…

one for Valetine’s using the red velvet 12×12 inch paper…

Both use the beaded pearl trio embellishments found in the August-December mini-catalog. Snap them up quick because they did not make it into the January-June mini-catalog.

Thanks for hopping with us each month. Now click on the next image to zoom to Tracy’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!
Tracy Held
Annette McMillan
Sue Boerner
Terri Stewart
Amber Meulenbelt
Julia Mazur
Sandra Roberts
Sue McDonald
Carol Payne
Sandy Ward

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 here for details on what Stampin’ Up! offers in a welcome kit for.

All the supplies to create this hand stamped greeting card 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.

Thanks for stopping by!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley