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

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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 2

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 got the idea to CASE the designs shared on the other blogs. I am CASEing Terri Stewart for day 2. Click here to see her designs. She used the Party Pandas stamp set for some fun cards.

I had a growing pile of cut ends from Bubbles and Fizz designer series paper(dsp) from creating a stack of cards yesterday. I remembered Terri Stewart used strips of dsp on her card so I knew I could CASE her card while reducing my scrape pile.

I decided the easiest way to align the 4 x 1 1/4 inch dsp strips was on a calypso coral cardstock mat that was cut to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches. I next cut the largest square stitched shapes framelit from powder pink cardstock. I had bottles already cut using the coordinating framelits from yesterday’s cutting session so it was easy to add 3 bottles to the front of the card.

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The pink love mini tinsel trim makes a secure bow and fun embellishment that can be extended to the other side of the card. I decided to pull the ends to match the feeling of the sentiment, like bubbling over.

The tinsel trim is too narrow for a full, glue dot. So I rolled it as shown below using my paper piercing tool. The tool makes easy pick up to transfer the glue dot under the curves of the trim to anchor it in just the right spots.

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Close up of the final card. I also stamped bermuda bay bubbles and the sentiment from the Bubble Over stamp set. A vellum straw adds the last detail.

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When I saw the Bubble Over bundle, I knew this would be the first set to add to my stash because I am a kombucha home brewer and drinker.

The NessAlla kombucha growler is from our local brewers who are 2 friends that are now girl bosses of their own company. They brew all year favorites and seasonals that taste so good and are good for you! Right now, my favorite flavor is lemongrass ginger. I seem to follow the seasons and this has a nice warm, brown tone. Check out their website here to find out if they distribute in your area.

I’ll have another Blog Hop CASE shortly so check back in a day or 2. Thanks for stopping by!

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

 

3 Month Scrapbook Club Forming Now

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So you have a stack of photos that you would like to scrapbook? Super Awesome Stamper Shirley to the paper crafting rescue! Fill your scrapbook with beautiful pages to compliment your photos during the Scrapbook Club Sale-A-Bration 2018 edition. Journaling is optional:)

Being a member of the club is easy with these steps:

1 – Click the Contact button above and let me know you want to join. Email, phone call or text works too. You must contact me by January 10th letting me know you want to join us.

2Place your online order at my online store by the 15th of the month. You must use a scrapbook club host code I give you. Online orders must be at least $50 excluding shipping and tax. Host rewards will be enjoyed by all the members if there are at least 3 members.

In addition, you are welcome to use club orders towards your Online Shopper Rewards program which is offered only through me. Look for details for my OSR program in that category on the right side of my blog.

3 – Stop at my house to pick up your FREE 2 page 12×12 layout after the 16th of the month. I’ll set aside one full day and evening for drop in appointments but can also set an appointment for a time that works for you. Schedule a few minutes to stay and stamp your layout. Bring your slippers. We will be in the stamp cave if you stay to stamp:)

I’ll provide a list of products and stamps used by the 5th of each month in case you want to order the supplies to recreate the designs at home. Each month will feature at least one Sale-A-Bration 2018 product.

Members of my Super Awesome Stampers Team can join the fun too! Submit $300 in sales by the 15th of the month under your demonstratorship. Then swing by my house for pick up of your free layout!

All pick ups must be made at my house or from a central point in Durand. If layouts are snail mailed, the cost of shipping is paid by the club or team member.

The Sale-A-Bration 2018 Scrapbook Club runs January, February and March 2018 giving us motivation during the winter months to enjoy our favorite hobby. You are committed to being a club member and placing a minimum online order as outlined above for these 3 months.

Please invite your friends to place orders using the club host code. They will only receive member benefits when they commit to being a club member.

Thanks for joining the club or being a member of my Super Awesome Stampers Team!

Super Awesome Scrapbooker 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.

Shirley Merker  YOU ARE HERE

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

Blog Hop with us tomorrow!

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We are less than 24 hours away from our Sale-a-bration 2018 Blog Hop! I am so excited to be a hop stop to share all the fabulous projects we have created. We are hopping around the globe with stops in the United States, France, the United Kingdom and Australia.

All blog hop projects feature Sale-A-Bration 2018 products which can be earned for free by placing qualifying orders starting on January 3rd.

  • 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.

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.

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!

Check back tomorrow at 7am central standard time when the blog hop goes live. We have lots of fabulous blog hop stops planned for you!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

P. S. I am in the midwest United States so prices reflect that. If you are in a different country, your prices may be different based on your local currency. Sorry, I can not sell across borders. Hopefully, there is a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in your country that can help you!

A Special Holiday Gift

I was contacted by a sister-in-law of someone on my team that wanted an extra special holiday gift. After considering the options, she choose prepaid Card Buffet tickets. Here is the extra special packaging I created…

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It was fun to create the packaging knowing that Tammy was going to receive it with surprise and delight. I am looking at January 26th/27th for Card Buffet dates. See you then, Tammy?

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Stamparatus has arrived at my house

My new Stamparatus got a work out today. The pile of cardstock in the corner was all stamped with the row of hearts from the new Heart Happiness stamp set. Each row was perfectly positioned in a straight line since I used the Stamparatus. Had I been just eyeballing the stamp placement, I would have had many rows slightly off. Since I like my straight lines straight, this is the perfect tool to keep straight lines straight.

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I did a short Facebook live sharing how I used it to stamp the stack with the heart row. Search for Super Awesome Stamper Shirley Merker in Facebook to find my business page where the live video is posted.

You have until 11:50pm mountain time on Saturday, December 30th to reserve your Stamparatus. It will debut in the new annual catalog the summer of 2018 so if you want a Stamparatus before then, you must reserve one! Please go to my online store here to make your reservation. You will need to enter your credit card number but your credit card will not be charged until it ships. You will get an email notification when it is ready to add your online shopping cart. At that point, you can add other items to your shopping cart as well before checking out. Estimated shipping is March 19, 2018 but that depends on where you are in the reservation system.

I plan to share another Facebook live when I get to my next project that needs perfect placement and multiple stamping. So be on the watch for that!

In the meantime, here is the Youtube video that Stampin’ Up! has published sharing 5 Things to Know About the Stamparatus.

Make your reservation now! You have until December 30th, 11:50pm MT to reserve yours! Thanks for stopping by!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley