2019-2021 In Colors

Noble Peacock meets Stamparatus

This Facebook Live I did recently shows some quick and easy card layouts I created using the Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper. Plus, get a tutorial on 2-step Stamping with Stampin' Up!'s perfect placement tool, the Stamparatus. 

Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper & Royal Peacock Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper, Noble Peacock Foil Sheets, & Royal Peacock Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


Royal Peacock Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!



Stampin' Up! products used:

Paper Snips

I am Over the Moon!

I am "Over the Moon" with excitement to announce the addition of Classes to Go to my business. That's right, Classes to Go. Each month, I will offer 1-2 Classes to Go. Each will be different and feature a specific stamp set or bundle. Prices will vary depending on projects and products included. You will know which stamp set or bundle you will need to complete the Class to Go. If you already own it, great. Just purchase the Class to Go kit. If not, you can add the stamp set or bundle to your Class to Go order. Registration and payment will be done online for your convenience. Class to Go Kits will be sent to you via Priority Mail Flat Rate Shipping.

Please help me kick-off this newest addition to my business by being one of the first to purchase my very first Class to Go featuring Over the Moon Stamp Set. Please use the following link for more information and/or to register for the Over the Moon Class to Go by August 21st. https://conta.cc/2yUY9V8

***Please note that Stampin' Up! Compliance Policies prevent me from including stamped images and sentiments in Classes to Go.

Over the Moon Stamp Set and Stampin' Blends by Stampin' Up!

Now, I'm going to "stamp 'til the cows come home" as I plan and prep more more creative projects and Classes to Go!

Mosaic Tiles in Rome & Mosaic Mood Cards

Mosaic Tile Designs have been around for ages. Andrea and I saw several mosaic works of art in Rome, our favorite being the inside of the dome in St. Peter's Basilica. I've never seen something so beautiful made of mosaic tiles, very tiny mosaic tiles of so many different colors and finishes. I was in awe. These photos don't do it justice, but the art in the entire inside of the dome is all mosaic tiles.

Looking up at the dome covered in mosaic tiles.
My Andrea beside one of the beautiful mosaic scenes in the dome.


A close-up look at some of the mosaic tiles in one of the many scenes inside the dome.


Stampin' Up! has gotten in on the mosaic style of arts and crafts with its Mosaic Mood Suite. I recently did a Facebook Live featuring the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper and several coordinating products. I hope you are inspired by my demonstrations and hope you'll join me in future Facebook Lives for more creative inspiration. 

Memorable Mosaic Stamp Set, Timeless Label Punch, & Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

My Facebook Live Schedule:

Tuesdays, 7pm EST on Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe. *Please LIKE my page.

Thursdays, 2pm EST on Stampin' Peace VIP Group. *Please JOIN.

All Facebook Lives are saved to their respective Facebook page or group. Search in VIDEOS. PLUS, most are also posted on my Stampin' Peace Blog and Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe YouTube Channel for you to view at your convenience.

3 Tips, Greece Pillow Gifts, & Holiday Sneak Peeks

Tuesday evening's Facebook Live on Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe included 3 tips for easier paper crafting, a look at all the Pillow Gifts I received from Stampin' Up! on the Greek Isles Incentive Trip, AND a sneak peek at a few of the 2019 Holiday Catalog products. Watch the video, then create a collage of your own using the downloadable PDF Project Sheet I created for you.

Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper, Path of Petal Bundle, and Everyday Label Punch all from Stampin' Up!


I've created a PDF Project Sheet of my Pressed Petals Collage in case you would like to make one too. Happy Stamping and Collage Making!

Download Project Sheet - Pressed Petals Collage


Paper Snips

A Good Man with Seaside Spray

Here's another card featuring A Good Man stamp set from the Stampin' Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. I received this card created by Melissa Thomas in a recent demonstrator card swap. It's fresh and fun and makes me think SUMMER! What a perfect card for a man's summer birthday, to say thank you for being a hard worker, retirement, and more. I know you all probably have ideas of your own too.

How about a free PDF Project Sheet for you to make this card? Yes? Okay, you got it!

Download Project Sheet - A Good Many - It's Your Day in Seasid Spray by Melissa Thomas

A Good Man Stamp Set & Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

A Good Man Stamp Set & Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Stitched Nested Labels are great for making "window cards".
A Good Man Stamp Set & Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Add a little love to the inside of your card too.


Thanks, Melissa Thomas for swapping your wonderful creation! I love it.

Take a break from the heat and humidity this weekend to enjoy some creative time!

Happy Stamping!


Paper Snips

Pressed Petals Sympathy Card

Well after a couple days sightseeing in Rome, Italy, this is the day my daughter Andrea and I set sail on the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip, a Greek Isles Cruise. We are both very excited but also a little sad as my younger daughter Emily isn't able to go with us this year as she is in now in Graduate School on her way to becoming a physical therapist. We'll bring her back a special gift!

This is the card I created to swap with other Incentive Trip Achievers. The swap cards from this group are typically WON*DER*FUL. I can't wait see them all, and I look forward to sharing many of them with all of you!

For now, I hope you like this sympathy card I made for swapping. I've prepared a downloadable PDF for you to recreate this card or to CASE (Copy And Share Everything).  Download Project Sheet.- Pressed Petals Sharing in Your Sorrow docx

Path of Petals Bundle & Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Path of Petals Bundle & Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper

Path of Petals Bundle & Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper



Paper Snips

Whitewashing Technique with To A Wild Rose

One of the many benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is learning and sharing new stamping techniques. The White Washing Technique may not be new to everyone, but it is fairly new to me. My June 25th Facebook Live on my Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe Business Page was a great opportunity to share this technique with followers. I'm including the video on today's blog post so I can share it with even more stamping enthusiasts. Whether you are an avid crafter or brand new to stamping and paper crafting, you can be successful using the White Washing Technique with my easy to follow demonstration in the video below.

I featured the new and very beautiful To A Wild Rose Stamp Set. This set was designed in part by Mary Ellen Byler as one of her rewards for achieving $1 Million Dollar Career Sales as a SU! Demonstrator. How awesome is that to be able to help design a stamp set that will be sold world wide? Congratulations, Mary Ellen, and thank you for inspiring me with your stamp set. I should also mention that Mary Ellen designed this set in honor of her grandmother. She must be one special grandma, don't you think?

To A Wild Rose Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

To A Wild Rose Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

To A Wild Rose Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

To A Wild Rose Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad
Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad
Blender Pens

From Garden Flowers to Pressed Petals

Remember the craft of drying flowers or pressing them in between the pages of a book? It's been a long time since I tried doing either of these, but I can certainly enjoy the look of pretty pressed flowers using the Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! The Pressed Petals Suite is filled with loads of pretty products to coordinate with this beautiful paper. Gratitude, support, and love are themes used to describe this gorgeous product suite.

My blog post today contains 2 videos, one an introduction to the Pressed Petals Products Suite, the second from today's Stampin' Peace VIP Group Facebook Live filled with cards and creative ideas. I hope you'll watch and enjoy both! In addition, I've posted pictures of 3 cards using the Pressed Petals Washi Tape that I'll be mailing to 3 lucky viewers of today's Facebook Live. 

Pressed Petals Suite by Stampin' Up!


Pressed Petals Suite by Stampin' Up!


Pressed Petals Suite by Stampin' Up!



Delightful Day Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes

Wishing you many delightful days stamping and crafting. I show you how to make some pretty cards quickly and easily with Stampin' Up!'s new Delightful Day Bundle, Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes, and Ink. Happy Stamping! #makeacardsendacard #simplestamping

Delightful Day Bundle & Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes by Stampin' Up!

Delightful Day Bundle & Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes by Stampin' Up

Product List

Creativity is Calling!

Creativity is Calling with this fun, stop-motion video and a brand new catalog from Stampin' Up!


Do you need a new Stampin' Up! catalog? I'd love to earn your business. If you aren't currently working with a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please email me your full name and mailing address. 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog