Quilt Supplies for Summer Camp

Hello Paper Crafting Friends! I have a quilter friend, Dawn, that is looking for quilting donations for a summer camp. Here is a little bit about the camp in her words.

Each summer I volunteer at the Episcopal church camp in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. Two years ago, I started a sewing club to teach the young campers how to sew and provide them the opportunity to involve themselves in a service project. Over 80% of our campers live at or near the poverty level on the reservations of South Dakota. Part of my vision for this endeavor was to teach that no matter our means, we always have the ability to help others.

Our campers in grades five and six make pillow cases to donate to the children’s ward at local hospitals. The campers grades 7-12 make dresses for the Little Dresses for Africa project. Once their service gift is complete, we bring out the scrap box and they create, create, create!

Dawn is looking for the following donations since she sponsors all the supplies used in this program:

at least 24 inches cotton fabric, any pattern
double fold bias tape, at least 1 yard, any color
kid print cotton for pillowcases
any fabric scraps
polyfil in any size for pillow stuffing
portable sewing machines (your older model perhaps?)

Dawn returns to South Dakota a few times a year in her car so will take donations throughout the year. I will be seeing Dawn at my next weekend retreat which is October 19th in Poynette. If you can drop off donations to me before then, I can bring it to her at the retreat. Or you can stop during that weekend at the retreat if you want to tour the space and meet Dawn.

If you are cleaning out your fabric stash or know of someone that is, please pass this information to them. Dawn would also like to send sewing machines home with campers that express continued interest in sewing. So if you donate a sewing machine, it may be used during camp session or be re-homed where it will be used for many years to come!

Thanks for your help with carrying on the quilting tradition!

This is Portia. Dawn’s daughter that runs the camp.

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Dawn is behind this quilt!

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Have a nice day,

Super Awesome Shirley

 

Coffee Break Blog Hop

I hope you are enjoying our Coffee Break Blog Hop along with a cup of coffee or tea. I’m hopping with fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from all over the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. You may have arrived from Sandra Robert’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

Today’s hop features the Coffee Break designer series paper (dsp) with coordinating Coffee Cafe stamp set and Coffee Cup framelits. With 12 patterns to select from on 6 double sided sheets, our blog hop projects may or may not include coffee themes. The opposite sides of the dsp usually feature a complimentary pattern like strips, circles or asymmetrical prints that may be used instead of the coffee patterns.

I decided to create a dark chocolate espresso bean treat sack for my project. Our 2×8 inch cellophane bags holds about a serving of beans after I cut the bag to 5 inches. But a serving for me is 3 beans. I will probably be wide awake tonight since I sampled while I was designing:)

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The bag topper is 2×4 inches of early espresso cardstock that was embossed using the softly falling embossing folder and folded to make a 2×2 inch topper. The next layer is 4×1 1/2 inches from the Coffee Break designer series paper package. A whisper white 1 1/4 inch circle creates a mat for the mini coffee cup that was “embossed” using the sleeve framelit from the Coffee Cups framelit set.

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The Coffee Break dsp was snipped as shown to create the flag.

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Most of the supplies used to create the treat bag topper. I see I did not include the Softly Falling embossing folder and 1 1/4 inch circle punch.

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If you are attending the Card Buffet today, this is your party favor!

Did you also know that the Coffee Cafe bundle pricing is being retired? Order now to save 10% on the Coffee Cafe stamps and coordinating Coffee Cups framelits. Ordering information is at the bottom of this post.

 

Thanks for hopping with us. Now click on the next image to zoom to Rhonda’s blog to see what fun ideas she designed.

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In case you need to hop around, here is a link list of participating demonstrators:

Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!
All the supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store here if you do not already have a demonstrator. Please use host code THAD9V7C 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.
If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to have you join my Super Awesome Stampers team for the best benefits and discount buying. Click Contact above to get the conversation started.
Come back tomorrow for another design using the Coffee Break Suite products. I also share a different design in yesterday’s post here.
Thanks!
Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

Sometimes a sympathy card is needed

I am grateful to receive a sympathy card in a swap. This occasion is difficult to sit down and create when one is needed. I usually create several to have on hand so that I can just sign and send.

This card was created by Carolynn Lucas for our shoebox swap. It features the top selling and longest running stamp set Lovely as a Tree.

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Here are the images for the stamps in the Lovely as a Tree stamp set. You can see why this set is still very popular!

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Here is another sample created by a home office concept artist.

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You can add Lovely as a Tree to your stamp collection in either wood (item # 128655) or clear mount (item # 127793) block options by ordering through my online store. Click here to zoom to my online store.

Comment below with how long you have had Lovely as a Tree in your stash or if you are just acquiring this stamp set!

I borrow Lovely as a Tree from Mom’s collection. I can’t relay the copyright date on it since it is visiting my sister Tricia’s house right now. Mom said it was one of the first sets she bought and it still ranks high as a favorite set!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley