2018-2020 In Colors

Thanks for Keeping Me Together

I'm so proud of Stampin' Up! team member and friend, Beth Jones. Beth hosted her first Stampin' Up! party on Wednesday. I'm so happy I was invited and was able to go to support Beth.  Beth did a great job. She was very organized, gave a great presentation, had 3 wonderful make-n-takes, and a great host. This is one of Beth's make-n-takes. It uses the Love You to Pieces Stamp Set and Puzzle Pieces Dies by Stampin' Up! Beth chose a cheerful color combination of Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, and Blueberry Bushel, all 2018-2020 In Colors. Don't you love it?

I've created a PDF Project Sheet for you to recreate Beth's card. Happy Stamping!

Download Project Sheet - Thanks for Keeping Me Together Puzzle Card

Love You to Pieces Stamp Set & Puzzle Pieces Dies
Card created by Beth Jones



Spread happiness by sending a handmade card today.

Learning, Growing, Sharing Friendship & Creativity

What a wonderful couple days I had this weekend. It started waking up on Friday morning to blue skies and bright sunshine, something we haven't seen much of in Ohio this spring. Such a beautiful way to welcome in summer. Saturday was just as beautiful, today, Sunday is our third straight day of sunshine and blue skies!

This weekend was also made wonderful with the visit of my friends Susi Brunk and Sherrie Parker, my Stampin' Up! upline and second upline. We shared dinner, wine, friendship, and laughs. They spent the night at my house Friday, then we all attended the Stampin' Up! Ohio Leadership and Business Gathering on Saturday hosted by Jessica Werner, Demonstrator Development Manager of USA Northeast Area and Cori Hancock of Stampin' Up! who oversees all of the DDM's in the East Region. How wonderful it is that they were able to bring together so many Ohio demonstrators. O-H-I-O! 

Highlights of the event included leadership activities and business demonstrations by several fabulous Ohio demonstrators on topics such as increasing sales, finding new customers, building and growing a team, increasing retention of team members, and using social media in our businesses. I'm grateful for the many informative and motivating presentations, and am spending some time today working on plans to implement some of these new practices. Of course, the best part of any Stampin' Up! event is reuniting with demonstrators I don't see too often and meeting new people in my Stampin' Up! family. Making connections, building relationships, and learning and growing together is such a big part of what I enjoy as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

Welcome by Jessica Werner
Presentation by Marcia Gay


Jessica Werner, Laura Milligan, Robin
Panel Discussion with Jessica Werner, Laura Milligan, Robin


Presentation by Linda Bauwin


Mary Knabe, Sherrie Parker, Susi Brunk
Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Card created by Susi Brunk using Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set


To A Wild Rose Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Card created by Sherrie Parker with A Wild Rose Stamp Set


Sharing my 4-Panel Pocket Card

I demonstrated my 4-Panel Pocket Card in a recent Facebook Live. Missed it? Check it out right here, then create your own 4-Panel Pocket Card using my dimensions and easy to follow directions in the video. PS...Some of the products used in this video are being retired...like the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Share What You Love Designer Series Paper, Love What You Do Stamp Set, Broadway Bound Stamp Set, Meant to Be Bundle

Share What You Love Designer Series Paper, Love What You Do Stamp Set, Broadway Bound Stamp Set, Meant to Be Bundle

Share What You Love Designer Series Paper, Love What You Do Stamp Set, Broadway Bound Stamp Set, Meant to Be Bundle


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Glue Dots

April showers bring May flowers!

Today, I'm mailing these cards to a couple of special young ladies. The Stampin' Up! Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper is perfect for creating simple yet beautiful cards for any occasion. Get it now before it retires! You won't be disappointed.

Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Watch my previously aired video for more wonderful ideas and demonstrations using the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper.

Get more details and supply list for projects shown in the above video here.

Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Get more details and supply list for projects shown in the above photo here.

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Glue Dots

Demonstrations with Springtime Impressions Dies & Garden Impressions DSP

I demonstrated a Sponge Dauber Technique and a Double Easel Card on my April 23rd Facebook Live. My projects featured Abstract Impressions Bundle and its beautiful coordinating Garden Impression Designer Series Paper . I think you're going to love my three cards so much so that you're going to want to give them a try. Happy Stamping, my friends!

Springtime Impressions Die and Better Together Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


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2-1/2" Circle Punch
2-1/2" Circle Punch

I CASE'd my own card!

I CASE'd this card of mine from several years ago (notice the Watermelon Wonder color)... IMG_0454 (1)
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I had fun doing a "throwback" by pulling a card from "the archives" and CASE'ing it using the Broadway Bound Suite. The card layout is very simple and easy to replicate. The product suite is full of fun stamps, dies, and embellishments plus bright colors, metallic gold, and fun images and patterns in the coordinating Designer Series Paper. All the elements combine to make fun, fabulous birthday cards.

I added a Thursday, April 11th "late night stamping" Facebook Live to demonstrate how I CASE'd my own card using a simple layout and coordinating products. I hope you are inspired by my demonstration and do some CASE'ing of this layout on your own. I would love to see what you make! 

FYI...The Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper is on the Retirement List that Stampin' Up! will publish at 1pm MNT. Order it now before it's gone!

Glue Dots

Butterflies or Black & White???

One of the great features of Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers is that most have different patterns on each side of the paper giving up even more options for creating. The following cards were all made from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper. The first set of cards were my samples for a card class. The second set of cards are ones a customer made by using the black & white side of the same paper. One pack of DSP = so much variety!

Time is running out to get the Botanical Butterfly DSP FREE with your $50 order. You have until 11:50pm MNT to place your final Sale-A-Bration order. Take a look at all the wonderful products you can get free with your qualifying order. There are still so many to choose from but very little time left. Click to see Sale-A-Bration products. IMG_0351 (1)

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2-1/2" Circle Punch
2-1/2" Circle Punch

St. Patty’s Day Stampin’ Party

How blessed I am to have spent my St. Patrick’s Day stamping and sharing what I love with 12 wonderful ladies, some long time customers and some new. Their excitement and enthusiasm for stamping and card making was fun to witness. I’m looking forward to seeing many of them again at future classes and events. 

A special shout out to Donna Bennett for inviting and hosting this private card making class. You and your people made the afternoon fun and your St. Patrick’s Day snacks and beverages were so festive. For all the effort you put in to making this class successful, I thank you. 

I’m filled with joy, pride, and gratitude for the opportunity to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. 

Contact me if you’d like to earn high-quality stamps and paper crafting products free by hosting a private class or party. We can do it at my house or yours or even virtually! 7CA3F22C-A4ED-42EE-B68B-C2E2B49B4961 9E6030FC-7E40-4886-952E-422D4E79FD2D ED8D8882-6ECE-4895-811B-391ECFA63B13 F1B5F360-473A-4E69-AD39-AE32C1B9F1E3 B3BE2FBE-3180-4E26-A4DC-FD52D79F14FE 111A29CA-B0AC-4660-A2E8-EBECE1113164 Lasting Lily Stamp Set with Flirty Flamingo Ink by Stampin' Up! Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper & Better Together Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Bloom by Bloom Stamp Set with Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Contact me now to schedule your private class or SU! party to begin earning FREE products! 

I love hearing that I inspire someone with my projects. Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Laurie Bradshaw was so inspired by my March 5 the blog post that she created a similar card for her customers. If you missed it, click on this link: https://stampinpeace.typepad.com/stampin_peace/2019/03/flowers-and-frogs-and-fun-oh-my.html

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Happy St. Patrick's Day Special

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Stampin' Friends! It's your lucky day because I have a 24-hour only special for you. Place an online order March 17th at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net using Host Code RU2Z36K7, and I'll send you 17 hand stamped cards as a token of my appreciation.

Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies with Call Me Clover Card stock by Stampin' Up!

Download Project Sheet – Call Me Clover Shamrocks

Looking for some collage making tips, see my February 1st blog post, https://stampinpeace.typepad.com/stampin_peace/2019/02/collage-making-made-simple.html.