Swap Wrap Up

I attended an all demonstrator meeting in January and have shared all of the samples in the previous 5 posts. This post contains my swaps. If you did not attend the meeting, you may have received these cards as a perk for being on my team. I snail mail about a card a month to my Super Awesome Stampers team members. I had a few left so I have been sharing them as order thank you cards as well.

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All supplies can be ordered at my online store. Click Shop Now to zoom to my online store. Current Host Code is just below Shop Now. Thanks!

You are in for treat in tomorrow’s post. I am coordinating a Happy Birthday Blog Hop. The hop goes live at 8am central daylight time so will be ready for you to hop with us over lunchtime. Cue the balloons, cake and candles!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Icing on the Cake how to

If you are hopping back to see what supplies I used to create my blog hop card that was posted yesterday, here they are.

Icing on the Cake stamp set, rich razzleberry ink pad, pearl basic jewels, love mini tinsel trim and lots of acrylic blocks!

The pool party and daffodil delight card bases are from the Sale-A-Bration brochure page 14, the Tutti Frutti Cards and Envelopes. Included in this pack are calypso coral and lemon lime twist cards and envelopes too.

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I also used an acetate box to enclose a daffodil delight version. Enclose a personal message on the inside of the card along with a fun birthday surprise in the box. Quick greetings and gift packaging combined!

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Pearls are self adhesive half backs for easy application.

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Sale-A-Bration is an opportunity to earn products used in this card for free with qualifying purchase. Full details are at my online store here.

Sale-A-Bration is also an opportunity to earn $25 more in host rewards with a $250 party. Ask me for an online ordering host code that you can share with your friends. Their orders will be gathered to your party through your host code helping you reach $250 in sales and $25 more in host rewards!

Would you like to save money on your stamp purchases? Join my Super Awesome Stampers team during Sale-A-Bration and pick 2 additional stamp sets to include in your $99 starter kit. You also get to pick what other stamping goodies up to $125 are included in your starter kit. Your starter kit ships for free too! Joining my Super Awesome Stampers Team has the best benefits a stamper could wish for! Click here for full details and to join the fun!

Happy Stampin’!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley


Tutti-Frutti Happy Birthday


OMG, these little critters are so cute! And I don’t say cute very often. The card was created by Deb Geier for our all demonstrator meeting. She used our new Blends alcohol markers to give each critter and trio of white perfect accents some color. So cute!

The Tutti Frutti cards and envelopes are a free with $50 purchase Sale-A-Bration item. See the rest of the Sale-A-Bration options at my online store here. Orders can be placed there as well for all the products used on this project.

Have a nice day!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley



Anything But A Card Blog Hop

I hope you are enjoying our Anything But a Card Blog Hop. I’m hopping with fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from all over the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and Quebec, Canada.

Today’s hop features products from Sale-A-Bration 2018 that can be earned with qualifying purchases. I decided I wanted to document my kombucha journey. Notice the documenting is absent. I’ll add the journaling later along with my favorite flavors and my home brewing set up.

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Nessalla is right on trend with my favorite flavor, lemongrass ginger. The bottle logo coordinates with our lemon lime twist In Color. When this color was introduced last summer, I knew I would be using it to make a scrapbook layout. The blog hop was a good reason to get the layout designed. The Nessalla bermuda bay sticker is also on trend and coordinates perfectly with the Bubbles and Fizz designer series paper. This DSP can be earned free with purchase during Sale-A-Bration.

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Check back tomorrow for assembly tips including why each page has a different border width.


Make sure you keep hopping along to see all the other Sale-A-Bration projects! Click on the “next” badge below to visit Emilie Poncelet’s blog and super nice project.


#nessalla #kombucha #lemongrassgingerissorefreshing

Here is a list of all the participating blogs in case you need to get back on the hop.

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With special considerations, I am adding 2 hop stops that were removed at the last minute. When you finish hopping along and end up back at my stop, click on these links for bonus projects from Sandra and Susan.




CASEing the Blog Hop Design 3

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 Emilie Poncelet today. Click here to see her design. She used pacific point, emerald envy and crushed curry to accent her peacock. I was drawn to this color combination too.

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I made some substitutions based on what I had on hand, swapping out the Sale-A-Bration Beautiful Peacock stamp set for Touches of Texture. I needed to add color to my focal point so used the emerald envy marker to highlight the stamens.

To draw the eye to the focal point, I added the gold mini tinsel trim wrapped around a 2 x 5.5 inch piece of Pick a Pattern designer series paper. To further accentuate the focal point, I inked the longest stamp from Touches of Texture with crushed curry ink and applied towards the bottom of the dsp.

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Emilie had scattered the three ink colors towards the edges of her card with smaller, assorted sized, stamp images. Touches of texture does not have an assorted smaller size option so I stamped the smaller flower 4 times which draws the eye across the card and invites the reader to open the card.

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The card needed a little more color so I reached for a sponge dauber to add crushed curry ink around the focal point and also the top and bottom of the card. Interestingly enough, when I consulted Emilie’s post after I was all done designing, I noticed she used a sponge dauber too but in a different way. She added ink directly to the plume stamp.

Hope you are enjoying my CASEing the Blog Hop! Check back tomorrow for another CASE. Thanks for stopping by!

You can order all of these products and check out the Sale-A-Bration brochure at my online store here.

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley