Wood Crate CASE

My Wood Crate stamp set and framelits were an immediate purchase when they first became available. I could envision lots of great designs. I have since viewed many samples from fellow demonstrators online.

I used the framelits in my blog hop post which you can see here. So my supplies were already on the stamp table when I came across a fabulous design from Rhonda’s blog which you can see here. I liked the contrast of dark ink against light colored cardstock. The tucked snippet of ribbon on top of a banner adds a nice detail.

I had a request to create sympathy cards so CASED Rhonda’s design and came up with this take on her design.

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This was the last task for my day. I added the image to the blog post and set it to publish today.

But, when looking at the stamp set, I used this coordinating stamp first. It looked a little weird but figured that was the stamp that coordinated with the sympathy stamp, wishing the recipient to remember a life with fond memories.

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The rainy night must have cleared my brain because I woke up thinking that the original stamp I used just did not work. There must be another sentiment that fits a sympathy card better. And there was and the sentiment has been replaced on my card.

The stamp set I used is Better Together which has lots of good coordinating sentiments. Just make sure you pick the right one when creating your next card! It is available in wood or clear mount blocks at my online store here.

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Thanks for shopping with me!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

 

 

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Travel or Scrapbooking Blog Hop

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I hope you are enjoying our Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop featuring projects that are travel or scrapbooking related. 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 Melanie’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

I have lots of scrapbooking ideas floating around in my head with memorabilia and photos to make layouts complete. But with a busy last week which included a tragedy in my town blogged about here, I went with my second project idea; a pillow gift.

I have a weekend retreat in August I can use these for or roomie gifts for Onstage in Orlando in November. That follows our travel related theme since they will be traveling to a fun destination. My project is a wooden crate pillow gift with matching hand stamped tissue paper and a coordinating lemon stamped and punched gift note for a personal message.

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Side view to show these really do look like old fashioned wooden crates!

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Create 1 crate as shown from a 6×6 inch patterned paper from the Wood Textures dsp stack. The corner with the missing dsp will be ok since it will be covered by the full bottom piece from the opposite side. You will know what I mean when you start creating your crates:)

The Wood Textures Designer Series Paper is part of the buy 3, get 1 free sale going on through July 31st. Full details about the sale are in this blog post.

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Here are all the supplies used plus the Big Shot. The sentiment stickers are from the Memories and More Delightfully Detailed card pack. I just happen to pick the sticker that color coordinated with the colors of the wood paper and treats:)

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I was awaiting the July Paper Pumpkin kit so I could have snagged the blue tissue paper to line the crate with and also color coordinated the candy to the blue tissue paper. But the mailbox did not have my kit today. So I needed to use white tissue paper from my wrapping paper stash and decided to stamp lemons on it. Neat trick for when you really want your gift to be coordinated!

Please add a comment and let me know what you liked about my design.

Thanks for hopping with us. Now click on the next image to zoom to Sandra Robert’s blog

to see what fun ideas she designed.

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

If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to have you join

my Super Awesome Stampers team. Click Contact above to get the conversation started.

Thanks!

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

Shirley Merker, USA YOU ARE HERE!
Here is a bonus blog that missed deadlines but has a great project to share!

#sunprairiestrong Life changes in an Instant

A week ago this time, Sun Prairie was just waking up and the days’ bustle was getting started. Morning walks were being taken, toast being served and minds were getting ready to work.

I had 3 greeting card sessions that day followed by volunteering at Gilda’s Club as kitchen host with an alumni Girl Scout troop. It was a busy day for me.

My last task for the day was to deliver a product order to DeForest on my way back from Gilda’s in Middleton. I head east, then north and then south to home. On my journey south, the sky was filled with black smoke that grew larger the closer I got to home.

My initial thought is that is not good; I hope no one is hurt. The smoke seems to be over PAC, close to where I live. As I change direction, I can see it is further south and east. I arrive home with neighbors outside looking around. Jim said the house rattled but sounded different than the garage door and my car. When I did not enter the house, he checked the garage to see I was not home so he knew it was something else.

As the events unfolded, we learned of the destruction and the price paid from the fallen firefighter. Life changes in an instant.

We were asked to stay away from the area so emergency workers could do their job. I had a senior living session at a community that is just inside the evacuation zone on Wednesday morning. I knew the residents were back in their community so I packed my supply tub light in case I had to walk in. I was able to park in their lot with the police barricade just beyond the driveway. Residents were so appreciative that I held the session. It made such a difference to their day that I was there. I like to think I make a difference during every other session too. Insert smiley emoji here:)

It’s been a week since since that day when life changed in an instant for many. Businesses are boarded, fences up to maintain a parameter around the zone and a final farewell for the firefighter was done.

Sun Prairie is taking steps to help those affected with #sunprairiestrong support. As I was reading about how other businesses and people were raising funds, I have an idea how my business can help with Cards for a Cause. I already have a Card Buffet on my schedule for this Sunday, July 22nd, 1-3pm and Monday, July 23rd, 9-11am. Anyone that places an online order using host code 7UY9EASY at my online store can stop in during Card Buffet hours and hand stamp a greeting card on me. I will donate 25% of online orders placed using host code 7UY9EASY. In addition, each guest that pays for the Card Buffet will have $5 of their $20 fee donated. The donation will be made to Sunshine Place, which provides a single point of access to social services for Sun Prairie residents to support themselves in time of need.

If you plan to stop in during buffet hours to hand stamp a free greeting card for placing an online order as directed above or want to reserve a spot at the buffet to stamp 10 greetings cards for $20, please click on Contact above to let me know you are attending so I can have a card kit(s) ready for you. Let me know in the comment section the best way to relay my address to you so you can find my house where the event is being held. I live just north of PAC.

I look forward to meeting you at the buffet to help others after their Life Changes in an Instant.

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

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#sunprairiestrong #sunshineplace #differencemaker #cardsforacause #purplewillpullusthrough

 

 

Card Buffet in One Week, You Are Invited!

This time next week you could be arriving at my house to hand stamp your own greeting cards from a buffet of options including this one.

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There will be other fabulous, one of a kind designs as well in summery colors. Blackberry Bliss will be in the line up too:)

Sessions are Sunday, July 22nd, 1-3pm or Monday, July 23rd, 9-11am in air conditioned coolness (if needed) at my house. I set up tables in my front room so you only have to navigate 2 steps into my house.

Create 10 cards with envelopes for $20. I can provide adhesives for $3 extra or bring your own. I’ll have new packages of glue dots, dimensionals, liquid glue, tear n tape and SNAIL for cash and carry sale as well. Orders can be placed for these items too.

Please RSVP if you can make either session by 8am on Thursday, July 19th by clicking Contact above. If you see this post after the deadline but still want to attend, please contact me because I may be able to save a spot for you.

You are welcome to bring friends! A new friend that has not stamped with me before earns you both an extra card kit. If you are a member of my Super Awesome Stampers team, you get an extra kit too.

I reserve the right to cancel the session if less than 3 stampers RSVP. So please invite your friends!

Hope to stamp with you then!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper

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Select packages of our gorgeous designer series paper are hoping to make their way to your projects during our buy 3 get 1 free sale. Watch the video to see all the patterns included in the sale.

Ordering details:

  • Promotion Dates: July 1-31, 2018
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table below qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There are no ordering limits on this promotion.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards is not eligible for the promotion.
  • This promotion does not apply to starter kits.
  • Go to my online store to place your order.
  • Use host code 7UY9EASY if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, do not use the code so you can redeem the host rewards.

Packages included in the promotion:

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Which ones will be making their way to your projects? One of each and maybe two of Wood Textures sounds good to me!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley