Thank You So Very Much

I had wanted to do a Facebook Live yesterday but it kept getting moved to lowered on the to do list. Today, I decided to film early so the same thing would not happen. I created this paper rosette to decorate a gusseted bag during the video.

After filming, I decided I did not like the craft cardboard on the back side. So covered it with calypso coral cardstock from my scrap basket.

The sentiment seems appropriate to thank all those that ordered during the flash sale that was yesterday and today.

In case you need some crafting company over the next few days, here is the assembly video and craft along with me!

Hope you have a nice holiday filled with your favorite things. Me, I have sushi on the menu complete with ginger that is pickling overnight. I decided that this is a year for trying new things, so let’s make a fun meal. Besides, cornish hen was made last week and that is almost like a turkey.

Catch you on the other side for my Black Friday Virtual Extravaganza!

Super Awesome Meal Maker Shirley

Patterned Paper On Sale Now!

Check out this flyer! Patterned Paper is on sale now! Just about all seasons are covered. What are your favorites?

Click here to shop at my online store using the host code above if your order is under $150 and you are ready to stock up.

Check out my Youtube channel for inspiration using your new stash of patterned papers. I participated in a Vlog Hop where we showcased our patterned papers. Start watching here:

Thank You!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Global SU Share Fair Blog Hop Harvest Hellos

We have a Super Awesome Group of Demonstrators sharing their talents in our private Facebook group called the Global SU Share Fair. We broadcast about every other month with videos available on replay if you miss the live days. There are close to 60 demonstration videos available on replay with the next live day on October 17th. Save the date! This group is an exclusive group for our customers. If you are a customer of mine and are not part of the group, please click on Contact above and ask for an invitation.

Today we are CASEing the May Share Fair projects. I decided to CASE Tracy Held’s fancy fold card that is the first project in the pdf tutorial. Here is her card.

Here is what I created based on her tutorial instruction and design.

Flip the right side open to reveal the message. The top flips up as well.

How the card will stand on a desk…

Supplies used to create this card…

Thanks for hopping with us. Now click on the Next button below to zoom to the Annette’s blog to see another fabulous tutorial CASED project!

In case you get off the hop trail, here is a list of all the participants.

Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!

Annette McMillan

Nancy Reynolds
Sandra Roberts

Tracy Held

Terri Stewart

Katie Johnson

Jacqui Lawrence
Gina Connor 

Elizabeth Green

If you are inspired to place a $40 or more order (excluding shipping and tax) using host code SPCGT39V, I’ll email you a pdf copy of all of the tutorials included in the May Global SU Share Fair. Click here to place your order. The photo below shows the project designs used in the tutorial.

Last, please send me a comment by clicking Contact above to join the Global SU Share Fair Facebook group if you are not already a member so you can watch the next event from the comfort of your home on October 17th. You need to be a customer of mine to join the group. So place your order today!

Thanks for stamping with me!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley Merker

Forever Greenery Suite Showcase

I prepared a very large pile of Forever Greenery paper crafting kits in my stamp space in Wisconsin over the course of 4 days for the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo Mega Make-n-Take event. Yes, it takes me that long to assemble the kits! It’s just me cutting and scoring cardstock, sectioning out ribbon lengths, calculating how many sheets of patterned paper to cut and then checking twice so I cut in the right place!

The kits were shipped via USPS to the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo headquarters in California where the crew there did the final gathering of kits from the other vendors into shipping boxes. Then, it was on to your house! I hope you enjoy creating along with us today.

If you missed getting a kit, I have 2 Online Retreats in October where you pre-purchase the kits from me. Then, join us online for the retreat from the comfort of your own home. Fall and Spring Fling Friday Night In is October 2nd with a mix of the 2 seasons because my co-host is located in Australia! Click here for details.

Up North Stamp-a-Stack is all about the Snowflake Splendor Suite. My co-host is from Canada so we opted for an up north theme. Join us on October 18th for a fun afternoon. Click here for details. I hope you can join us for one or both retreats. Registration fee is discounted when signing up for both retreats at once. Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are welcome to attend and could be the starting point for you to offer your own retreats.

Now back to what I am showcasing during the SSE event today. Here are three potential designs included in the kit from me.

My video segment is at 2:30pm central time today and can be viewed via these Stamp and Scrapbook Expo at home links:



Thank you for supporting my business through your online order and/or attending my October Online Retreats!

Click the Contact button on my blog or PM me in Facebook if you want to register for my online retreats or have questions about placing orders or being a member on my Super Awesome Stamper Team. Stampin’ Up! is offering a new demonstrator promotion which ends September 30th making it easy for you to join my team! Click here for details and scroll to the Get and Go Starter Kit Promotion for details.

Happy Stampin!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Announcing Fall and Spring Fling Online Retreat!

I am so excited to announce that I have partnered with my favorite Australian Demonstrator friend to co-host a Fall and Spring themed Online Retreat!

Your retreat includes 8 make-n-take packets, 2 each of the 4 designs shown in the photos below. Did you know it’s fall season in the USA and spring season in Australia? So we decided to visit both seasons on our retreat.

Please Note: you will need to use your own stamps, inks, adhesives and embossing folders to finish the kits. Everything else is included. Plus you will get a Super Awesome Pillow Gift and thank you card in your box.

After the retreat is over, a pdf tutorial of all the make-n-take projects and the bonus, surprise projects will be emailed to you so you will have all the dimensions and supplies used to recreate the projects in your stamp space.

Content will be broadcast via Youtube, Zoom and a private Facebook group. Please make sure you can access Zoom and join the private Facebook group for the best experience. The Zoom link will be sent a few days prior to the event. An invitation to join the private Facebook group will be sent once your registration has been paid. If you can only access Youtube and have an email address to send the pdf tutorials to, you are still welcome to join us!

Last, October 2nd is World Card Making Day Eve, so you will be set for getting some cards in the mail on October 3rd to celebrate World Card Making Day! I also planned this retreat for a Friday night so it’s more of a Night In event to start the weekend right!

Ready to register? Please click the Contact button above and request to join the Fall and Spring Fling Retreat. I’ll send a PayPal invoice promptly according to your attendee status: $35 retreat fee OR $30 retreat fee because you placed a $50 or more order prior to registering using host code 4YSA3BG4 at my online store here OR $30 retreat fee for Super Awesome Stampers Team members. Yes, you can join my Team! See below for the September joining special.

BONUS BUNDLE BUY!!! Register for both the October 2nd and October 18th retreats and receive $10 off the total retreat fee. Click here for October 18th retreat details.

If you would like to order the products to finish the cards as show in the samples, click the links below which should be linked to host code 4YSA3BG4.

Beautiful Autumn Bundle (stamp set and leaf punch pack)

Old World Paper Embossing Folder

Early Espresso ink pad

Cajun Craze ink pad

Forever Fern Bundle (stamp set and dies)

Greenery Embossing Folders

Memento Ink Pad

Buy the entire Suite to have more consumable products to play with:

Gilded Autumn Suite (includes Beautiful Autumn Bundle, Gilded Autumn Specialty paper, Brushed Metallic cardstock, Acorn Trinkets, Basket Weave and Metallic Ribbon)

Forever Greenery Suite (includes Forever Fern Bundle, Laser Cut Specialty paper, Forever Greenery patterned paper, Greenery embossing folders, Gold Hoops, Ribbon Combo Pack)

If you are considering a Suite of products, would you consider signing up to be a demonstrator on my team? Because new demonstrator welcome kits are $99 with no shipping cost AND you get to pick up to $125 of products to add to your starter kit! PLUS!!! Stampin’ Up! has a promotion going on right now where new demonstrators get 2 additional stamp sets, a package of rhinestones and 16 card making kits added to their welcome box. Full details for the promotion are found by clicking this link. Signing up is easy with the online process at this link. Once I have confirmation you are on my team, I’ll honor the reduced price for retreat.

I hope you decide to attend our Fall and Spring Fling Online Retreat from the comfort of your own home! You can say you are visiting Australia for a few hours of Friday Night Fun if you need to impress your friends;) It’s going to be packed with lots of pretty projects, super surprises and dynomite demonstrations!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley Merker