Breast Cancer Recovery Bouquet of Hope Fundraiser

It was 10 years ago that I was about to have a lumpectomy for stage 2 breast cancer. I don’t talk about it much but the journey is with me every day. It was a steep decline and a long struggle back. My body could no longer fight cancer cells but it strongly resisted the chemotherapy. There was no treat in treatment for me.

The chemo nurses would give me literature to help with symptoms. The Breast Cancer Recovery brochure was among the literature. I set it aside for when I would have strength, keeping in mind the retreat dates printed on the brochure. That day came in 2012 when I decided to attend a retreat because the retreat curriculum is written by breast cancer survivors, office is staffed by survivors and retreats are staffed by survivor volunteers too. So they understood what I was going through and could offer next steps to build back a life.

Fast forward to 2021 where I have been a Breast Cancer Recovery volunteer since 2013 as retreat staff, doing the tough job of chocolate judge during a fundraiser, hosting Cards for Cause to raise funds for BCR and attending other fundraising events.

When the Bouquet of Hope Paper Pumpkin Kit was revealed, it was the perfect opportunity to offer this kit as a fundraising event for Breast Cancer Recovery. The kit provides supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes. It’s an all inclusive kit: patterned card bases, die-cut floral elements, ribbon, embellishments, a stamp set, ink spot, adhesives, clear acrylic block and envelopes all arrive directly to your mailbox. No additional supplies are needed except the Zoom link to create the kit along with everyone else during the Zoom Make and Take Party! If you can’t make the Zoom party, there are directions included and a Youtube assembly video will be provided.

The kit’s exclusive Bouquet of Hope Stamp Set features supportive sentiments centered around comfort, care, hope, and love. Such a versatile stamp set can be used throughout the year. We all know someone who could use a heartfelt, handmade card that gives strength during a difficult time. Hand made by you is even better.

Sign up for the kit by clicking on this link to be sent just this kit. CLICK HERE. Please Note: Sign up to receive this kit ends on February 10th. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period. So sign up now while you are reading this post!

If you would instead like to continue to receive a monthly kit for 3, 6 or 12 months, please click the appropriate link below. After your purchase, you will be emailed directions to complete the sign up process. Please look for this email and finish the sign up process right after your purchase so you get this kit!

3 month subscription (earn 1 free Sale-a-bration item, item selection at online store)

6 month subscription (earn 2 free Sale-a-bration items, item selection at online store)

12 month subscription (best deal, buy 11 months get the 12th one free, plus earn $22 in host rewards and 4 Sale-a-bration free items too!)

Please make sure you are shopping with me by verifying my name is in the upper left corner of the online store. If the system asks you to select a different demonstrator, please decline. If you have any questions about the ordering process, please click the contact button on my blog. I am in my office all day, every day since it’s just a short walk down the hall:)

A portion of all sales will be donated to Breast Cancer Recovery that use host code SNKGX697. If you opt to purchase a 12 month subscription, don’t use a host code so you can redeem all the host rewards. Please click the Contact button in this case and let me know you want a portion of your purchase donated to BCR. Thanks!

It will be fun to meet some new people and paper craft while we are chatting. So let’s meet through Zoom on Wednesday, March 10th, 6:30-7:30pm. I’ll email you the Zoom link closer to the date.

If you want more information about the Breast Cancer Recovery mission, click the image below. The retreat schedule is posted to their website which includes virtual and (hopefully) in person retreats for 2021 for all stages of women facing breast cancer. Please share this link with anyone that might need to attend retreat.

Thank you for supporting Breast Cancer Recovery! Looking forward to meeting you and stamping with you during the March 10th Zoom Make and Take Party!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Stamp and Scrapbook Expo is Today!

My living room was set up as kit central as I was preparing for this event, way back in November. The kit features our square acetate gift box decorated with lots of hearts in red and white and a gift note.

If you would like to recreate the project at home, here are the supplies to order:

square acetate gift box

square vellum doilies

real red satin ribbon

red jewels

real red cardstock

basic white cardstock

Flowers for Every Season patterned paper

Heart Punch Pack

Classic Label Punch

Make sure your order qualifies for my Show Special!

I’ll email you links to my Youtube videos showing how to assemble the make and take kits after I receive your order. OR, meet me on Zoom to assemble along with me. Zoom Socials are Wednesday, January 27th, 9-10am and 6:30-7:30pm central time.

In addition, Stampin’ Up! will reward you with a minimum of $50 in orders too! It’s Sale-a-bration time where free, exclusive products are offered with every $50 purchase! See the free product options at my online store here. If the gift box circle turns bright pink from gray at my online store, that means you have rewards to redeem. So please look for the gift box circle to redeem all your rewards!

Click the links below to watch my segment today at 1:10pm central time. I will also be featuring bonus demonstrations using Sale-a-bration products during my segment.

Facebook @home Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/StampAndScrapbookExpo/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/StampScrapbookExpoShopathome

If you would like to be added to my email list, click the Contact button on my blog and ask to be added. I email a few times a month when Stampin’ Up! announces their promotions and combine my events in the emails.

Thank You for stamping with me!

Super Awesome Kit Maker Shirley Merker

Bouquet of Hope All Inclusive Kit in Your Mailbox

The Bouquet of Hope Paper Pumpkin Kit provides enough supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes. This all inclusive kit includes patterned card bases, die-cut floral elements, ribbon, embellishments, a stamp set, ink spot, adhesives and envelopes.

The kit’s exclusive Bouquet of Hope Stamp Set features supportive sentiments centered around comfort, care, hope, and love. Such a versatile stamp set can be used throughout the year. We all know someone who could use a heartfelt, handmade card that gives strength during a difficult time. This kit’s cards are a must to have on-hand!

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and coordinating envelopes. Kit includes card bases, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more.
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Just Jade, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, Rococo Rose
  • Coordinates with the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper, an exclusive Sale-A-Bration item.
  • Earn the Flower and Field Designer Series paper for FREE with a purchase of $50 USD or more during Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion!

Sign up for the kit by clicking on this link to be sent just this kit. CLICK HERE. Please Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period. So sign up now while you are reading this post!

If you would instead like to continue to receive a monthly kit for 3, 6 or 12 months, please click the appropriate link below. After your purchase, you will be emailed directions to complete the sign up process. Please look for this email and finish the sign up process right after your purchase so you get this kit!

3 month subscription (earn 1 free Sale-a-bration item, item selection at online store)

6 month subscription (earn 2 free Sale-a-bration items)

12 month subscription (best deal, buy 11 months get the 12th one free, plus earn $22 in host rewards and 4 Sale-a-bration free items too!)

Please make sure you are shopping with me by verifying my name is in the upper left corner of the online store. If the system asks you to select a different demonstrator, please decline. If you have any questions about the ordering process, please click the contact button on my blog. I am in my office all day, every day since it’s just a short walk down the hall:)

Last, let’s gather in Zoom to assemble the kits! It will be fun to meet some new people and paper craft while we are chatting. Let’s meet for Friday Day and Night In on Friday, February 26th, 9-10am or 6:30-7:30pm. I’ll email you the Zoom link closer to the dates.

Looking forward to stamping with you then!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Please claim all your shopper rewards!

Good Morning, It appears the online store is letting customers check out without claiming all the rewards earned. Here are some screen shots to help you through the online ordering process. In addition, it’s always best to order on a computer with the largest screen possible so you can scroll up and down to see all the options.

Make sure my name is in the upper left corner so I get credit for your order and can reward you with any promotions I am personally offering. If my name does not appear, click on whatever name is there and go through the steps to find my name.

Next, I have added an item to my shopping cart as indicated by the pink circle with a 1 inside. Notice the gift box is gray which means no rewards have been earned. Look toward the bottom and click the plus sign next to host code.

Enter my current host code ONLY IF YOUR PRODUCT ORDER IS LESS THAN $150 EXCLUDING SHIPPING AND TAX. Remove the code if one is listed if your order will be more than $150 so that you can spend all the host rewards.

My current host code is 9PMQVYRN so I will enter that for now to show you what it looks like.

Click the pink Apply…you are now shopping and contributing to a specific online party. This helps me to earn host rewards which I can pass on to you.

For the purposes of this tutorial, I am going to remove the host code so that host reward claiming can be shown in the screen shots below.

Next, I am going to add more items to my shopping cart. The gift box is now pink indicating I have rewards to claim.

When you reach $150 in sales (excluding shipping and tax), the pink “Claim Rewards” banner will display. This means you have earned host rewards to spend. By clicking on Claim Rewards, you use your host rewards to pay for this item. So click on Claim Rewards. Continue selecting products to view and claiming them for host rewards until the pink Claim Rewards box disappears indicating all host dollars have been spent. DO NOT click on Add to Cart because this will add the items to your cart as products you will purchase with your credit card.

Click the shopping bag in the upper left corner and scroll down to see your chosen products being paid for through the host rewards (which is the pink Claim Rewards button). In my example, I have over claimed the value of rewards I have earned. That’s ok, I will just pay the difference due.

Next, click on the pink gift box and see this banner. If you have less than $150 in sales, then only the Sale-a-bration banner will display. Once you exceed $150 in sales and have not applied a host code, the Stampin’ Rewards banner will display. Clicking on Learn More gives more details about these programs. Close this banner.

Now, go to your shopping cart and see the “You have Sale-a-bration rewards to redeem!” and click on “choose your free product.” Make your selections.

Prior to claiming a Sale-a-bration (SAB) rewards, the shopping bags below the images are a dark black.

Claim all your rewards and the shopping bags turn to a light gray indicating you have claimed all your earned selections.

Now scroll up and click on Check Out and pay for your order.

Thank You for reviewing my online ordering tutorial! I hope it makes your next order easier. Please click the Contact button on my blog if you have questions about the ordering process. Just make sure you scroll up and down during ordering so you don’t miss claiming your Sale-a-bration and host rewards too!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

January to June 2021 and Sale-a-bration starts today! Yay!

It’s an exciting day in the paper crafting community…the spring catalog and the highly anticipated free product with purchase promotion both start today! The spring catalog (aka January to June 2021 catalog) is jammed packed with lots of samples showing how to use all brand new products. So prepare for a shopping list that is long! Then be rewarded with free, exclusive products for every $50 or $100 qualifying purchase.

Reach $300 in sales through your own order or asking friends to join you in a Zoom make and take party and earn the Punch Party stamp set for free as well. This set coordinates with punches you may already have in addition to the brand new double Oval Punch. The Oval Punch will be featured in my May Suite of the Month program. It’s sure to become a fast favorite since punches are so easy to use!

Now if your shopping list exceeds your budget, you might consider stretching your dollars by joining my Super Awesome Stampers Team during Sale-a-bration. Stampin’ Up! rewards you with an extra 5 paper packs in your welcome kit, a $63 value, on top of the kit being nicely priced at $99 with tax and no shipping charge. In addition, you pick out $125 of products and still pay only $99 plus tax! I can offer support either you are just signing up to enjoy the demo discount, want to share with a few friends or want to use your business to pay for your paper crafting habit. Stampin’ Up! ships via UPS so door delivery is a nice perk too. Click here for details on how to sign up.

Download copies of both of these catalogs by clicking the images on the right side of my blog. If you are customer of mine and have not received your catalogs yet, click the Contact button at the top of my blog and let me know you are still waiting for your snail mail copies. I can check my records to make sure they are on the way.

Happy Shoppin’, Hostin’ and Joinin’!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley