Spots open for Saturday Card Buffet

Good Morning! Tomorrow morning, 9:30am, Saturday, April 27th, Card Buffet at my house. Would you like to join us and create this card?

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I’ll save a seat for you, just ask. You are welcome to bring friends. Full Card Buffet details are in this blog post.

Stamp with you then!

Super Awesome Kit Preparer Shirley


Ink and Share Scrapbook Blog Hop Masculine Themes


Welcome to the Masculine themed 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 Cheryl Taylor’s blog. She had a great layout!

My page has lots of movement from the ruffled balmy blue water to the Tranquil Textures designer series paper to the fish jumping off the page.

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supplies used…these images are perfect for coloring using your favorite medium too.

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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 Jacqui Lawrence has created.


Below is a list of the participating demonstrators:

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

Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop Poppin’ Birthday


Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop! We are fans of this monthly crafting kit. Follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as designed, or use the supplies as a starting point to let your creativity run wild.

On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas on how to use the March Paper Pumpkin kit, Sentimental Rose, in alternate projects. You may have arrived from Janey Backer’s blog. She had a great project!

What to do with the stamps after the original kits contents are depleted? This month, I carefully opened the box and slipped only the stamp set out. I did not want my designing mojo to be influenced by the suggested designs included with the kit.

I started plucking pieces from my sniblets pile, added the Layered Leaves embossing folder to the crumb cake card base, daubed on Wink of Stella and crumpled up the fussy cut rose because it was just too flat looking (and that is just the kind of day I am having, a good busy but I am not going to get it all done before the clock strikes midnight!).

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Uncrumple the rose and voila!, came up with this idea…

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close up, uncrumpled…

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all the supplies used…

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in case you want to see the Stampin’ Up! fast motion video using the original kit contents…


Thank you for joining us as we share the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin. Now hop over to Lisa Kmiec’s blog to see what she designed.




New Catalog Products Sneak Peek Main Stage Presenter Samples

Fellow Great Lakes demonstrators got the design opportunity to play with brand new products and present them to use on the Main Stage. Elizabeth did a great job with the Come Sail Away Suite. If you have Brusho in your stash, look close at the water. She used Brusho to create the waves

I received the coordinating Sail Away trinkets during the make n take supply distribution(read about that here), and will have the rest of the products on my order this week. Are you interested in making a scrapbook layout similar to this one? Please click the Contact button above if you are. I’ll set class dates for May and you will be first on the RSVP list!


This was the make n take we stamped at the event…


We have new Stitched Nested Labels die cutters. Use 2 of the same size to create a customer envelope! Best Tip of the Day Winner!


Is convention starting to look like a fun day? It is. I would love to have you join me in November! First step is to become a demonstrator on my team. Click the Contact button above to get started.

Check back for more Onstage convention fun!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley