Ink and Share Blog Hop Anything But A Card

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Welcome to our Ink and Share Blog Hop. This month, we are featuring projects that are anything but a card designed by fellow Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators. If you are hopping around, you have arrived from Sandrine Jse’s blog and her fabulous project.

My hop design below features designer series paper (dsp) Toil and Trouble with bewitchingly fun prints. I fussy cut the witches and little kitties from the same piece of dsp. Our dsp is double sided which makes it hard sometimes to pick which pattern to show.  I opted to show both sides with the spooky ghost print by folding over about 1/2 inch to reveal the purpley striped side.

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Top view shows the wood crate created when using the Wood Crate framelits on our Wood Textures dsp. It’s a “roomy” crate.

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Lots of mini night scene party favors ready for Fall Fling, an all demonstrator meeting that I coordinate.8 18partyfavor4-001

Spider Trinkets and little kitties add some fun. Someone said her crate shifted during Fall Fling and it gave her a fright because she saw the legs move. Spiders are tricky that way!

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Thanks for stopping at my blog! Now click the next image to hop to Cindy Mitchell-Clark’s blog to see what summer themed project she designed.

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

Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!

 

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

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Ink and Share Scrapbook Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Ink and Share Scrapbook Blog Hop. 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 Rhonda Waechter’s blog. She had a great layout!

We are featuring a sketch challenge as shown below for this month. This is the starting point to design our pages. The Halloween printed Toil and Trouble designer series paper (dsp) is perfect for this sketch because there are many patterns of repetitive images to use for the vertical strip.

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I decided to document how much my family loves Halloween! I’ll create a coordinating layout once I get a photo of the spooky house that was the first Halloween decoration my parents had. Mom has not decorated her house for Halloween this year yet. So I’ll snap the photo once it is set out and share the coordinating layout when it is created.

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The fun and bright Halloween palettes of recent years includes purples so this holiday is among my favorites. The Toil and Trouble designer series paper is FABULOUS this year. I ordered several packages to share at upcoming events.

For this layout, I fussy cut the witches from the dsp to represent my Mom, my sister Wendy and Me. The cauldron shape was the perfect size for documenting why we love Halloween. They were cut from the Cauldron framelits.

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All the supplies used to create this quick layout…

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

Now click on the next photo to see what Sandra Roberts has created.

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In case you get off the trail, here a list of 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

ICS Blog Hop Passion for Punches!

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Thank you for hopping around with us as we showcase our Passion for Punches! You may have arrived from Deb Naylor’s blog and her fabulous project. My project is below.

My starting point was the strip of leftover Garden Impressions designer series paper. I highlighted the colors in the paper with the inks. Snippets of daffodil delight ribbon brighten the look and remind me of the sun.

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The ruffled embossing folder used on the garden green cardstock adds a little interest. The Pretty Label punch fits the sentiment stamp perfectly even though it was not officially designed to do so. Take a look at your punches. They may fit other stamps in this way too.

All the supplies used plus the Big Shot machine…

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Thank you for hopping with us. Now click on the next image below to travel to Candy Ford’s blog to see what fun colors she used in her project.

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Ink and Share Blog Hop Holiday Catalog Preview

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Welcome to our Ink and Share Blog Hop. This month, we are featuring a preview of Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog products designed by fellow Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators. If you are hopping around, you have arrived from Linda’s blog and her fabulous project. My hop design is below and features the Another Wonderful Year stamp set.

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Custom fold over a 6 x 3 inch piece of Under the Mistletoe designer series paper to bring attention the greeting. Then travel down the card to enjoy the print. Last, provide a little pattern relief with a strip of real red and old olive card stock.

This is a design that a stack could easily be created in a short time. The patterned paper does the work of making this card fast and fabulous.

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

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

Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!

 

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

Ink and Share Scrapbook Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Ink and Share Scrapbook Blog Hop. 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 Karen Pearmain’s blog. She had a great layout!

I decided to create a layout using my favorite color, Blackberry Bliss…

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The Tranquil Textures designer series paper has a fun multi colored circle pattern so that was my starting point. The fresh fig circles had a darker outline which could be Blackberry Bliss tones.

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I used 1 1/4, 1, 3/4 and 1/2 circle punches along with the largest circle from the Layering Circles Framelits to enhance the circle theme.

The Blackberry Bliss ink pad was applied directly to the whisper white cardstock to mimic the printed purple designer series paper also from the Tranquil Textures package.

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I like to keep my scrapbook layouts pretty flat so I opted to extend the fresh fig finely woven ribbon beyond the paper mats.

The butterfly framelit from the Springtime Impressions package provides contrast.

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This layout was inspired by a greeting card I designed as shown below. Scrapbook layouts are just larger greeting cards with spaces to tuck memories.

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all the supplies used and the Big Shot too!

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Now click on the next  photo to see what Lisa Henderson has created.

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P.S. You may be wondering where the photos and journaling are. I usually add those later after I print a stack of photos. I’ll create another post when I get that done!

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 August host, EVCHY9NM, code 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