Paper Crafting Blog Touch of Ink


Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the globe including the USA, United Kingdom and Australia. We have a wide array of fun projects and design styles to share with you showcasing exclusive, free products you can earn with qualifying orders. You may have arrived from Nancy’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

I paired the Touch of Ink Sale-a-bration stamp set with the Forever Flowers pattern paper from the annual catalog.

I used a modified Rock n Roll technique to color the hummingbird. Ink the image in Crumb Cake. Then Rock n Roll Shaded Spruce on the belly and Night of Navy on the wings. Yep, ink is transferred to the acrylic block. Just wipe with a tissue to keep your fingers clean.

close up…

My Youtube video shows how it came together…

Thanks for hopping with us each month. Now click on the next image to zoom to Tracy’s blog and see what fun project she designed.


Here is a list of hoppers in case you get off the trail…

Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!

Tracy Held

Annette McMillan

Sandy Ward

Maureen Rauchfuss

Terri Stewart

Joy Nelson

Sandra Roberts 

Julia Mazur

Nancy Reynolds

If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours. Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Join my Super Awesome Stampers Team for the best benefits! Click here for details on what Stampin’ Up! offers in a welcome kit for. Join now and receive 5 additional designer series paper packages in your welcome kit! That’s a $63 value for free!

All the supplies to create this hand stamped greeting card can be ordered through my online store here. Please use the host code found on the right side of my blog when ordering through my online store if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, don’t use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

Thanks for stopping by!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

February Sugar Cookie Social Kits are in the Mail Today

Good Morning! I stuffed my mailbox today with packets of Sugar Cookie Social make and take kits. Good thing cardstock does not care if it’s negative degrees outside because it’s freezing out there! If you have placed a $50 or more order excluding shipping and tax this month, your kit is on the way. You can still place orders and I’ll ship the February packet to you promptly.

Meet me on Zoom, next Wednesday, February 24th, 9-10am or 6-7pm, to assemble the kits. I’ll include a Youtube link for kit assembly as well when I email the Zoom link.

Why do I call these session Sugar Cookie Socials? Click here for the story. Bring your tea, coffee and a sweet treat to share what you enjoy for refreshments. It’s fun to see differences in region and taste.

How do you get an invitation to join the social? Purchase at least $50 (excluding shipping and tax) using the host code listed on the right side of my blog (current code is EUNVSZHN). If your order is over $150, do not use a host code so you can spend all the host rewards yourself. Either method will earn you an invitation to join the social for that month and a snail mailed make and take packet from me. Order early in the month so there is time for me to prep your kits and for them to make the journey from my mail box to yours so you can join the Zoom call fun:)

The kits will change each month. I am revealing snippet of one of the kits below…I hope you like it!

Any questions? Click the Contact button on my blog to send me a note. Thank You!

Super Awesome Sugar Cookie Decorator Shirley Merker

ICS Blog Hop Touch of Ink

The Inspire Create and Share Blog Hop has stops around the world. We are glad you found us. If you have arrived from Sandra Robert’s blog, welcome! If you are starting at my blog, make sure to hop all the way around until you land back on my blog. The hop today features our favorite Sale-a-bration products which can be earned free with purchase.

I decided to do a little something with the Flower and Field designer series paper. It features boldly colored images against a black backdrop for a stunning look.

The watercolor images in this set go outside of the lines, just like real watercolor would, without the watery mess:) I fussy cut around the butterfly with our super sharp paper snips. I tried various embellishments on this design. But the bold daisy print made creating this card easy with no additional embellishments needed.

The 4×1 inch strip that was leftover from cutting the large 5×4 inch background piece is wrapped around the white square for a finished look.

I almost made creating this card super simple with just stamps, paper, ink and the paper snips. But I tend to have die cut and embossed shapes in my sniblet bin. You know the one, where all your leftovers go to be used for another day. The basic white piece was enhanced using our new Stitched with Whimsy dies that coordinate with the Hot Dog stamp set.

Here are the supplies I used…

Now click on the Next button below to hop to Darla Robert’s blog to see what fun project she created.

Contact your demonstrator to place an order for the products featured in my project. If you don’t have a demonstrator, feel free to order through me by clicking on the Shop Now buttons along the right side of my blog. Thanks!