Ink and Share Scrapbook Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Embossing themed Ink and Share Scrapbook Blog Hop. This could be dry embossing, embossing powder or even embossing paste, it’s demonstrators’ choice! 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 Sharon Dalton’s blog. She had a great layout!

My project started with the skating snowpeeps from the Spirited Snowmen stamp set.

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Glossy paper that was processed through the Big Shot with Swirls and Curls embossing folder creates photo mats on Balmy Blue cardstock. Add a flurry of glossy paper snowflakes created from the Winter Blizzard framelit throughout the layout.

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Night of Navy inked snowflakes provide a snowy layer.

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All the supplies used…

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

Now click on the next photo to see what Cindy Mitchell has created.

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Below is a list of the 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

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Ink, Stamp and Share New Year Color Challenge

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Welcome to our Ink and Share Blog Hop featuring projects designed by fellow Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators and me. This month, we are featuring a color challenge using the colors in the graphic. If you are hopping around, you have arrived from Sandrine’s blog and her fabulous project.

I decided to continue with a winter theme by using Spirited Snowman and Beautiful Blizzard stamp sets.

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Negatives from using the Blizzard Thinlets die were collecting on my table. So I placed it over a 4×5.25 inch piece of daffodil delight cardstock that had been run through the Big Shot using the Subtles embossing folder. I sponged Pacific Point ink through the snowflakes.

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and voila! a subtle snowflake print in the color challenge colors.

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All the supplies used…

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Thanks for stopping at my blog! Now click the next image to hop to Jacqueline’s blog to see what fabulous project she designed.

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Here is a list of the participating demonstrators in case you hop off the trail.

Laura Mackie

Tricia Butts

Sandra Roberts

Deb Naylor

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Janey Backer

Linda Handford

Sandrine Jse

Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!

Jacqueline Bobeldijk-Schilder

Jo Blackman

If you do not already have a demonstrator, all the supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store here . Please use the host code in the right column of my blog 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.

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Paper Crafting Packaging Blog Hop

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I hope you are enjoying our Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop featuring gift packaging. 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 the United Kingdom and Sandra Robert’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

The leftover custom designer series paper I created for this blog post was still on my table when I started to gather supplies for my project. So I grabbed by scoring tool and an acetate box to quickly create a custom belly band. The whisper white cardstock measures 4.5×11 inches with scoring at 4 1/2, 5 1/8, 9 5/8 and 10 1/4 inches as marked on the photo below. Use a strip of tear and tape to secure the band after wrapping around the acetate box.

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The paper and ribbon belly band are not secured to the acetate box so the box can be reused for a different occasion. Use our epoxy dew drops and clear faceted gems generously since this box is intended to be hand delivered. The white flax ribbon is a new spring catalog product.

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Glossy paper snowflakes add just the right touch…

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The Spirited Snowmen stamp set is only available in the Holiday catalog. Purchase it now before it melts away!

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

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.

 

Christmas Card Blitz Day Two

This is the week to make and send holiday cards. Since I have swaps from attending demonstrator events, I thought I would do a Christmas Card Blitz to inspire you to create your own cards. Please note that I will give credit to the person that created the card if I know who it is. If you see your card without credit, please add a comment that it is your card!

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Check back tomorrow for more inspiration!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley and demonstrator friends

ICS Blog Hop Christmas Cards Galore

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Thank you for hopping around with us as we showcase Christmas Cards Galore. You may have arrived from Janey Backer’s blog and her fabulous project. My project is below.

I decided to create custom designer series paper using the Spirited Snowmen stamp set. I first stamped the skating snow peep in pacific point in the center of an 8.5×11 whisper white cardstock. Additional images were stamped in “triangles” around the center image.

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Next, “winter cheer” was stamped in blackberry bliss filling in the open spaces.

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Last, the snowflakes were stamped in pacific point ink to fill in…

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a fun little trio of images and colors…

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The sheet was cut to 4×5 inches. Then the blackberry bliss ink pad was applied directly to the edges to give an illusion of another layer. I wanted the Swirls and Curls embossing on the balmy blue card base to show through a little so did not want to add another paper layer. Decorated the envelope back too!

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Color the carrot nose with the pumpkin pie Stampin’ Write marker and add a frosted epoxy dew drop embellishment for the hat tassle….

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All the supplies used…

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My design was inspired from a custom sheet that my sister Tricia created. The stamp set took 3 trips up the interstate before she completed the sheet. She plans to use the sheet to create a scrapbook page.

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Please leave a comment and let me know how often you create your own custom designer series paper.

Thank you for hopping with us. Now click on the next image below to travel to Terri Takashige’s blog to see her fabulous project.

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