Coffee Cafe CASEing the Blog Hop Design 10

I helped coordinate a Sale-A-Bration 2018 Blog Hop that has 15 stops. If you missed it, click here to hop along.

My design below was CASED from fellow demonstrator Sue Kremer and her Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop entry using Epic Celebrations in real red. You can see her design by clicking here.

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I just used paper and ink so that the Coffee Break designer series paper (dsp) could be enjoyed along with the stamping. The coffee pot print and the blue and white lined print on the card are both from the Coffee Break dsp. The coffee stained photo shoot background is also part of the Coffee Break dsp pack.

Supplies used, really this is it! Oh, and my paper trimmer and scoring tool.

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The supplies shown exceed $50 which is the magic number to earn a Sale-A-Bration reward like the stamp set Epic Celebrations that was featured in Sue’s blog post. The Sale-A-Bration brochure can be found at my online store here. Online and in person party hosts and new recruits are rewarded during Sale-A-Bration too. Check out the brochure through my online store and then contact me with how you would like to start earning your Sale-A-Bration rewards!

Thanks for stamping with me today,

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

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DIY striped Bella and Friends CASEing the Blog Hop Design 9

I helped coordinate a Sale-A-Bration 2018 Blog Hop that has 15 stops. If you missed it, click here to hop along. I am CASEing the designs on the hop to show you how to CASE. If you see a design you like but don’t have the supplies on hand, you can substitute with supplies you do have in stock.

My design below was CASED from fellow demonstrator Melanie Coverston and her Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop card entry #2. You can see her design by clicking here.

I made my own striped paper since I did not have striped paper in stock that color coordinated with the other colors on my card. To make your own striped paper, apply ink directly to the Simple Strips embossing folder on the raised stripes side as shown. After inking the embossing folder, place your paper at a diagonal inside the folder before flipping it shut and processing through the Big Shot.

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The resulting diagonal pattern is on the bottom half of the card below.

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I used markers to apply solid color to the images. I used a sponge dauber with crumb cake ink to lightly add fluffiness to the dog. I rolled up the smaller end of the sponge to lightly add always artichoke ink to the turtle head, legs and tail.

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Pretty sure this design will be in the Card Buffet for January 26/27. Would you like to join us? Check out the details for the Card Buffet here.

Let’s Sale-A-Brate! Shop, Host or Join as a member on my Super Awesome Stampers Team! All three actions are rewarded! Please click Contact above if you want to take advantage of offers going on now. Let me know what you more details for.

The Sale-A-Bration brochure and ordering any of the supplies in this post are at my online store here. Join the Fun details are here.

Thanks for stamping with me today!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Snowflakes inside but not out, CASEing the Blog Hop Design 7

As I write this post, we have yet to get snow that requires the snow blower to be fired up. I have been surprised when Jim has shoveled the few times we have gotten flakes because they could have just all blown or melted away. We still have many months of winter so I expect the flake count to start adding up. Until then, I will continue to create with my snowflake stamps in my cozy stampin room.

My snowflake design below was CASED from fellow Canadian demonstrator Elizabeth Green and her Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop entry. I mostly followed her card #2 design that you can see by clicking here. I helped coordinate this hop that has 15 stops. If you missed it, click here to hop along.

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Our silver foil sheets emboss beautifully using embossing folders. I used our new Simple Strips embossing folder to draw the eye to the center of the card. The “amazing” was also cut on the silver foil sheet using the Sale-A-Bration Celebrate You thinlits that you can earn for free with qualifying order. I used our fine tip glue pen to adhere “amazing” to the card.

The clear faceted gem adds a nice detail…

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Inside the card is decorated too. The exclamation point requires no additional paper or cutting. The “o” is punched from the “o” in the silver “you”. The top part is punched from the “g” in “amazing” from the card front.

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Supplies used are below plus the Big Shot machine with magnetic and multi purpose platforms. The 3 layering circles framelits are from the Layering Circles framelit collection. 16 circles in that collection so it is a great buy!

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Would you like to enjoy the demo discount just like I do? I welcome and support all types of demonstrators from just buying for myself so the dollars can buy more to holding an event or 2 or wanting to build a business. If you have been a demonstrator before and want to sign up again, I welcome you back to my team!

Sale-A-Bration is the best time to join my Super Awesome Stampers team! During Sale-A-Bration, new demonstrators can choose up to 2 additional stamp sets to add to your $99 starter kit. In addition, you pick which $125 of products you want in your starter kit and enjoy free shipping on the entire box! SU even includes basic business supplies to help you get started if you want to explore the business side.

Please go to my business website here to review all the details about being a SU demonstrator. Sign up is through this website too. If you have questions about what SU or I offer for support, please click on Contact above and I will answer your questions.

Please go to my online store to purchase any of these products mentioned in this post.

Hope you enjoy some snowflakes today whether they are inside or out!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

*Update* It snowed over night. Looks like I’ll be getting out the shovel. Still snowing though so I may wait for a bit. It appears to be light and fluffy. Let’s hope it is to make it an easier job. My front step snowpeeps will be appearing while I am outside as is tradition with the first snowfall!

 

Happy Second Anniversary Tricia! Blog Hop CASE 6

Today is the 2 year celebration of my sister Tricia signing up to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator on my Super Awesome Stampers Team. Congratulations Tricia!

I created this greeting card to celebrate and share with her.

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Tricia likes the warm greens so I picked old olive shades with soft suede carstock. The Sale-A-Bration product Sweet Soiree Memories and More pack has assorted designs already preprinted in old olive, rich razzleberry, peek-a-boo peach and other colors. Here is a sampling from the pack. Both sides are printed so if you don’t like the patterns or sentiments on one side, you can flip it over and use the other side.

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The supplies I used included our Stampin’ Write markers to lightly color the flower swosh on the Happy stamp. The fat tip is for adding color and the fine tip is for writing. Both tips on the same marker makes our markers marvelous. I use the fine tip to color coordinate the personal message included on the inside of the card. I also used the new Simple Strips embossing folder which is not in the photo.

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Did you notice the word anniversary was custom cut using the Lots of Labels framelit that was also used to cut the Happy layer? See how to custom cut the tag in the next photos.

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My design was CASED from fellow demonstrator Karen Philipp and her Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop entry. You can see her design by clicking here.

I helped coordinate this Sale-A-Bration 2018 Blog Hop that has 15 stops. If you missed it, click here to hop along.

Did you know that the #1 reason to be a SU Demonstrator is to enjoy the demo discount? I welcome and support all types of demonstrators from just buying for myself so the dollars can buy more to holding an event or 2 or wanting to build a business. If you have been a demonstrator before and want to sign up again, I welcome you back to my team!

Did you know the best time to join my Super Awesome Stampers team is right now? During Sale-A-Bration, new demonstrators can choose up to 2 additional stamp sets to add to your $99 starter kit. In addition, you pick which $125 of products you want in your starter kit and enjoy free shipping on the entire box! SU even includes basic business supplies to help you get started if you want to explore the business side.

Please go to my business website here to review all the details about being a SU demonstrator. If you have questions about what SU or I offer for support, please click on Contact above and I will answer your questions.

Please go to my online store to purchase any of these products mentioned in this post.

Happy 2nd Anniversary Tricia! Here is to many more years of enjoying paper crafting and being on my Super Awesome Stampers Team!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

 

 

 

January Card Buffet – Invitation Details

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Create 10 greeting cards with envelopes from a buffet of designs featuring Sale-A-Bration products. You pick which cards to create and how many of each design.

No prior paper crafting experience is required. It takes just a few minutes to teach you how to use the supplies:)

RSVP by January 23rd.

Receive extra kits by prepaying by January 23rd, placing an order during the event, being new to stamping with me or bringing friends that have not stamped with me before. Super Awesome Stampers Team Members receive an extra kit too!

All supplies except adhesives are included for $20. Adhesives are $3 extra or bring your own. Place a $100 order at my online store here using host code NGFHAMFP prior to or during the event and your buffet is free! $100 order excludes shipping and tax.

You are welcome to bring your cropping caddy with your assorted tools like paper snips, bone folder, paper piercing tool if you like to fine tune your card kits. Pack all your favorite assorted adhesives including a tape runner, glue dots, tear-n-tape and green glue. I have all kinds of new adhesives available for purchase too.

RSVP by adding a comment or clicking on “Contact” above.

Hope to stamp with you and your friends then!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

CASEing the Blog Hop Design 5

I 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 after seeing all the great ideas from my fellow demonstrators. Today, I am CASEing Susan Murphy. Click here to see Susan’s design.

Susan used the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Heartfelt Blooms which has built in depth. I scanned my stamp stash to find Birthday Blossoms has subtle but not as detailed built in depth. Since the crumb cake flowers are much smaller on my card, I added the larger pansy stamp with coordinating punch for a focal point.

I had also planned to have a horizontal card like Susan did. I attached all the layers and then found the sentiment that I had stamped. It did not fit horizontally so decided to change it to a vertical card. I also missed adding the linen thread that she used since I found that after all the layers were attached too. Linen thread is a favorite of mine so drat!

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I substituted a piece of patterned paper from the Delightful Daisy package where Susan used night of navy cardstock. I did use her paper snips trick to make flags on the sentiment cardstock.

supplies used…

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Leave a comment if you like my CASE. CASE means copy and share everything and typically means using someone else’s design to create something with your own twist. I am planning 10 more twists since we had 15 blog hop stops. So keep checking back for more CASEing!

You can order all of these products and check out the Sale-A-Bration brochure at my online store here. Before ordering, check out my Online Shopper Rewards on the right side of my blog. I appreciate and thank you for ordering with me!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

CASEing the Blog Hop Design 4

I 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 after seeing all the great ideas from my fellow demonstrators. Today, I am CASEing Darla Roberts. Click here to see her original design.

I have the glimmer enamel dots on hand so I started with those for my color combination. Next, I looked at my stamps to find a set that would work with the circles on Darla’s design. I decided on Painted Harvest since it is a carry over set from the holiday catalog and I did not get to play with this one enough this fall.

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I accented the glitter enamel shapes by adding them dark to light colored following the curve of the circle. This draws the eye to that fabulous rich razzleberry flower focal point. The old olive ferns add interest in their own circles.

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The circle framelits are all from the Layering Circles collection. There are 16 nesting sizes (if I can count right and have not lost anyway in the design process:) These are a great option to add to your paper crafting stash since they take up very little space.

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The 1 inch circle punch was used for the ferns so that a little more of the rich razzleberry scallop circle would be visible. Darla stamped “sand” on her card so I added “freckles” to my card using the small dot stamp with light pressure and stamping off on the crumb cake layer to add dimension.

 

Leave a comment if you like my CASE. CASE means copy and share everything and typically means using someone else’s design to create something with your own twist. I am planning 11 more twists since we had 15 blog hop stops. So keep checking back for more CASEing!

You can order all of these products and check out the Sale-A-Bration brochure at my online store here. Before ordering, check out my Online Shopper Rewards on the right side of my blog. I appreciate and thank you for ordering with me!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

CASEing the Blog Hop Design 1

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 was originally going to design using the Bubbles and Fizz designer series paper since I am a kombucha brewer and like the fizzes in the brew. When I received my Sale-A-Bration products, I quickly decided to design using the Lots of Lavender stamp set because purple is my favorite color. Click on the link above to see what I created.

After seeing Ginger Rabesa’s blog hop entry, I knew I would be CASEing her design that you can see by clicking here. So this weekend I did just that.

Ginger mentioned that the bubbles on her design were cut using a piece from the Bottles and Bubbles framelit set. I was happy to learn she was right. When I initially saw her design, I thought that is a lot of punching to do. The framelit cuts 5 circles at time. Sweet!

Load up the platform when running it through the Big Shot. This will cut down on the number of cranks needed.

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The paper discard pile grows as I work through cutting a stack. There is my boyfriend. His name is Carl. We go way back, about 14 years. I acquired Carl almost as soon as I signed up to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Carl and I spend a lot of time together as I cut paper to prep for events. He is the strong and silent type:)

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I use tub lids to corral the cut pieces. I have a few more cranks through the Big Shot to cut the bubbles in all three colors. Assembly line is how I work when I need a quantity of cards.

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Another idea I got from Ginger’s blog is that she cut her mat to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches. In all my years of stamping, I don’t think I have used this size so I thought I would try it using bermuda bay cardstock for my mat. The bottle dsp was cut to 4 x 5 1/4 inches so I could use the entire piece of 12×12 dsp because I cut the left over strips to decorate the inside of the card.

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I do not have the layering oval framelits that she used so substituted the stitched shapes framelits. I also used lemon lime twist as the card base. As I was working with this color, I was getting flashbacks to the neon colors a stamping friend uses on her cards. I will have to let her know she can re-stock her colors because they are back on trend!

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The fine tip glue pen adds just the right shine on the bottle and bubbles. I added the glue after the card was completely assembled. It dried pretty quick because our house air is crackly dry in the winter.

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I almost forgot. Our new mini-dimensionals are just the right size to pop up the larger 2 bubble sizes. SU makes coordination easy which is one reason I love using our products.

I  hope to be CASEing the Blog Hop over the next couple of weeks so check back to see my reimaginations. Thanks for stopping by today!

Super Awesome Shirley

 

Lots of Lavender Blog Hop How To

Yesterday, I shared this card as my entry into a Sale-A-Bration 2018 Blog Hop that I helped coordinate.

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Today I am sharing the supplies used to create this card. First up are the stamps and ink pads. I used Lots of Lavender and Happy Wishes with the corresponding ink pads. After I had taken down the photo shoot, I noticed that I did not set the “for you” stamp on the rich razzleberry ink.

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Papers are next. Rich razzleberry cardstock is the base layer. Next layer up is a patterned piece from the Sweet Soiree Memories and More card pack which is a Sale-A-Bration item that can be earned with purchase. On top of that is our vellum, then a white delicate doilie, next is whisper white cardstock that accepts ink from the stamps beautifully. Last are 2 leaves cut with pear pizzazz cardstock and vellum using the lemon builder punch. I almost forgot. I popped up the lavender bunch after stamping it on our thick whisper white cardstock to help balance out the bow. Our new Simple Stripes textured impressions embossing folder add interest to the rich razzleberry base.

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I love to use embellishments! The glitter enamel shapes hides the glue dot holding the vellum leaves in place. A snippet of fresh fig sheer ribbon make a petite bow. It also acts as a layer on top of the pear pizzaz shimmer ribbon strip to balance the right side of the card.

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Adhesives make it stick! Glue dots for the leaves and then also rolled onto itself to adhere the fresh fig ribbon and bow. Tear and tape under the pear pizzaz ribbon. Last, fast fuse does most of the work under all the paper layers.

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I hope you enjoyed my card design. If you are interested in purchasing any of these products, please go to my online store. All orders are eligible for my Online Shopper Rewards program so check out the program here on my blog on the right hand side before shopping.

It is Sale-A-Bration time which means you earn products for your purchases:

  • 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.

Sale-a-Bration also means that 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. Discount buying demonstrators are welcome on my team.

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!

Have a Super Awesome Sale-A-Bration!

Shirley

Sale-A-Bration 2018 Blog Hop is live!

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Welcome to 2018 and my first blog hop for the year! We have lots of creativity to share with you featuring Sale-A-Bration 2018 products. Let’s get started!

My entry features the stamp set Lots of Lavender which has dreamy, watercolor looking 2 step stamps. I stamped the entire lavender bunch in garden green. Then used the watercolor stamps to add rich razzleberry ink to the buds and pear pizzaz ink to the foliage and wrap. It is a 2 step process that makes adding splashes of color easy and quick creating a fabulous focal point. My kind of stamping!

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The lavender buds were too flat looking directly stamped on the whisper white. So I stamped the bunches on our thick whisper white cardstock. Then fussy cut the bunches to pop it up using our dimensionals. Now the bunches are similar in height with the bow and adds just the right balance.

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I liked the script on the Happy Wishes Sale-a-bration set. I decided it looked best along the side. Positioning the verse along the side might be a first for me since I like designs that are symmetrical.

I also used the Sweet Soiree Memories and More card pack under the vellum layer. Memories and More are intended for pocket scrapbooking. The packs are also good for card layers, traditional scrapbooking and making small 3-D items. There are assorted designs so offer lots of options to create unique projects. The Sweet Soiree card pack is a Sale-a-bration item.

Check back tomorrow for full details on all the supplies used to create this card.

Make sure you keep hopping along to see all the other Sale-A-Bration projects! Click on the “Next” button below to visit Darla Robert’s blog.

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Here is a list of all the blog stops in case you hop off and need to hop back on.

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Don’t know what Sale-A-Bration is all about? It is an annual event where exclusive products are earned for orders placed. A minimum $50 (US) purchase is required. You can earn as many Sale-A-Bration products as you would like too.

If you are ready to place your Sale-A-Bration order and don’t already have a demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours. Click this link to go to my online store. Catalogs are available there as well.

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley