2019 Occasions Catalog

Live Life Fully and Enjoy the Ride

The older I get, the more I understand what it means to live life to its fullest. Be courageous, be adventures, take a risk, try new things, be grateful, spread kindness, do more of what makes you happy, and LIVE IN THE MOMENT! The Let It Ride Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! provides graceful horse images and several inspirational messages to create amazing cards and paper crafts to inspire and encourage others to live fully.

Let It Ride Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Let It Ride Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Let It Ride Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Get card layer dimensions and a complete tutorial with this edited version of my May 23rd Facebook Live on Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe. LIKE my Facebook Business Page to get notifications when I'm going LIVE with paper crafting projects, tips, and techniques to inspire you to Keep Calm and Craft On.

 

 


Now, go be your best YOU and live your best life! 

(And make sometime to do something creative everyday.)


Sentimental Rose Collage

I decided after running my first ever Quarter Marathon at age 54 that I would make a little something for myself as a reward and a reminder that I am Strong & Beautiful & Resilient. I used the Sentimental Rose stamp set and supplies from my April Paper Pumpkin Kit. I love this little gift to myself and hope you like it too! The Strong & Beautiful stamp set has been one of my favorites from the 2019 Occasions Catalog. So many great sentiments for strong women and girls!

Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin Kit and Strong & Beautiful Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin Kit and Strong & Beautiful Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin Kit and Strong & Beautiful Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin Kit and Strong & Beautiful Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin Kit and Strong & Beautiful Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin Kit and Strong & Beautiful Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

See alternate cards made with the Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin Kit using the following link.
http://bit.ly/2WfG1iF

Interested in having monthly Paper Pumpkin Kits delivered to your door? Now is a great time to give Paper Pumpkin a try for the first time or as a returning customer with the Hugs from Shelli May Paper Pumpkin Kit. Stampin' Up!'s own Shelli Gardner, Co-founder & Board Chair played a major role in the inspiration and design of this kit. It's filled with beautiful touches of nature, a gorgeous color combinations, and artfully created details. The "Shelli Kit" is sure to be one of the best and most popular Paper Pumpkin Kits yet! Don't miss out on this very special kit. You need to subscribe by May 10th to receive the Hugs from Shelli Kit. Contact me to place your order or subscribe at https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2041349.

Get a Sneak Peek of the very special May Paper Pumpkin Kit now! Then plan to subscribe by May 10th.

 

Products used in addition to the April 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit Sentimental Rose


I am Strong & Beautiful

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My first thought when I woke up this morning was, "I did it. I really did it. I didn't think I could but I did! I ran a quarter marathon."

Yesterday, at age 54 and having never been athletic or played a sport, I completed my first Quarter Marathon! 6.5 miles! And I did it in 1 1/2 hours, walking just 14 minutes of that.

The back story...I told my daughter Andrea, 27, that I wanted to run a 5k. Now, I've done the occasional 5k...mostly walking, but I wanted to see if I could RUN a 5k. I asked Andrea to help me. She agreed and said she would look for a race for us to sign up for. Well, Andrea has always been a goal-centered person, and when she puts her mind to something she does it. Andrea signed us up for the Cap City Quarter Marathon...not their 5K. OH, BOY! When I expressed my apprehension, she replied, "Mom, if we're going to do this, we need to push ourselves." And push we did! We began in January. I could barely run 2 minutes. It was an accomplishment for me to run 3 minutes. The first few times we got together to run, I did a lot more walking than I did running. A couple times, I was in tears, filled with doubt, and wondering what I had gotten myself into. Well, Andrea was patient and persistent. She coached, she encouraged, she pushed, and she didn't let me give up. After a few weeks of us training together, I ran 6 minutes straight, then 10, then 17, then 20. This may not seem like a big deal to many, but to me they were huge accomplishments. After all these little milestones, Andrea would praise me, then we planned our next training run.

It wasn't until just a few days before the April 27th race that I got a little bit excited and believed I could get through it. What I didn't know was that I would run my best ever. A couple times, I told Andrea to go ahead and run ahead of me knowing she could get a better time without me. She said, "No, we're staying together, and I just want you to keep pushing yourself." Honestly, I'm not so sure I would have finished, and I certainly would not have run across the finish line, if she hadn't stayed with me. I felt really good as we passed the 4 mile sign. We reach 5 miles, and I wasn't sure I could keep going. My legs hurt and were so tired, but I didn't want to quit. I was thinking in my head, how would I feel if I just walked the rest of the way. I had to slow down to a walk and was feeling discouraged, when I said to Andrea, "I want to run across the finish line, not walk". She replied, "There's no reason we can't, but you have to push through it". And that I did. I could hear spectators calling my name from the side, "Keep going, Mary", "You're almost there, Mary", "It's only going to suck a little longer, Mary", and "You're right there, Mary". I ran (slowly) across the finish line raising my arms telling myself I did it. I dropped my arms and stopped beside Andrea who quickly put her arm around me as my legs began to give out. She told me to keep walking, and we did with her arm under mine and me leaning on her. Even after we finished the race, Andrea continued to coach and encourage to keep going. We got our medals, had our picture taken, and grabbed some snack and drinks, as I felt my eyes filling with tears. I remember looking at Andrea and saying, "I did it". 

My daughter, Emily, 22, rode her bike from the OSU campus to the race route in downtown Columbus to cheer us on. I can't tell you how much that meant to me to have both my girls there, helping me through this. I admire them both so much for all they have accomplished in their short lives and am so grateful for the way they help me and encourage me to be the best me I can be and to try things I'd never do otherwise (like ziplining in the rainforest, riding a 4-wheeler through the mud in Thailand, and finishing a Quarter Marathon.

So after sleeping most of yesterday afternoon and getting a good night's sleep (I couldn't even finish watching the Blue Jackets game last night), I woke up with a tremendous feeling of accomplishment and ready to take on more! More in my Stampin' Up! business, more in life, and more running. Can't say I'm ready to train for a half marathon as Andrea suggested we do, but who knows. Andrea and I agreed to continue running together twice a week, so we'll go from there. For now, I just want to enjoy looking at my Finisher's medal knowing I accomplished something I never thought I could before. Life is good!

Here is a card I made Andrea today to thank her for all she did to make it possible for me to accomplish the feat. I couldn't have done it without her. I also made a card for Emily because I want her to know her cheering us on at the race helped me get to the finish line. It was fun to celebrate with both my girls after I crossed the finish line...running. Both cards feature the Sentimental Rose Distinktive stamp set from my April Paper Pumpkin Kit and Gray Granite, Flirty Flamingo, and Mint Macaron ink pads. Note that I "stamped off" on Emily's card which gave those flowers a softer look than those on Andrea's card.

Strong & Beautiful stamp set & Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin Distinktive stamp set

Strong & Beautiful stamp set & Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin Distinktive stamp set

Strong & Beautiful stamp set & Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin Distinktive stamp set

Strong & Beautiful stamp set & Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin Distinktive stamp set

Product List

Glue Dots
$5.25

Happy Retirement! The SU! 2019 Retiring Products List is here!

It's time to retire some of our Stampin' Up! products to make way for a new Annual Catalog and new product releases on June 4th. All Retiring Products are on a "while supplies last" basis. Don't miss out on getting the 2017-2019 In Color Products you want, especially the ink refills and card stock as they will go quickly. All Designer Series Papers will be retiring as well as Adhesive Sheets, the Stamparatus Craft & Carry Tote, Large Letter Framelits Dies and many other die cuts and embossing folders, numerous stamp sets including Lovely As A Tree (yes, it's true), ribbons, trims, and embellishments and more! 

Contact me to place your order. Be sure to have Item Number, Name, and Price for each product you are ordering. Or order online 24/7 at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net using Host Code BGAK6DGD. Do not use host code when ordering $150+ as you will receive Stampin' Rewards you can use toward free products.

Use this link to see what's retiring and to place your order on my website:  http://bit.ly/2In8ZKp

You may also contact me directly to place your order. Please have item number, name, and price for each product you wish to order.

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Download Occasions Catalog retirement list edited

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More projects with A Good Day + Twinkle Twinkle

Here are a few alternate cards I created and showed in my last FB Live, and a CASE'd collage by team member Pat Drybabla.  If you haven't seen that video, I've reposted it below. A Good Day Stamp Set & Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

A Good Day Stamp Set & Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

A Good Day Stamp Set & Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

This Little Piggy Stamp Set & Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Collage created by SU! demonstrator & Merry Stampers team member Pat Drybala

 

 

Product List

Big Shot
$110.00

"A Good Day" to make Spring, Easter, and Baby Cards

A Good Day Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! is great for so many occasions. I used A Good Day along with Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper to create cards, a collage, and scrapbook layout in my April 2nd Facebook Live. These creations can be used for Spring and Spring and for new babies and young children. If you missed this week's FB Live, you can watch the edited version here.

Let me be your Creative Coach. Join me for my Facebook Lives on Tuesday evenings at 7pm EST on my Facebook Business Page, Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe. I demonstrate creative ideas and fun techniques.

Big Shot
$110.00

 


Butterflies & Birthday Cakes! They're Back!

Woo Hoo! The Butterfly Duet Punch and Cake Builder Punch are back in stock now, which means the Butterfly Gala Bundle and Piece of Cake Bundle are also now available for ordering. Thanks for your patience while we all waited to receive these very, VERY popular items back in the Stampin' Up! warehouse. 

Order now at www.maryknabe.stampinup.net

Don't forget when you order with me now through March 31st (last day of Sale-A-Bration), you'll get FREE SHIPPING plus any Sale-A-Bration Freebies you qualify for. IMG_9722 IMG_9787

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Wonderful Romance with Stampin' Blends

This beautiful card features several of my current favorite Stampin' Up! products. (I know, I have lots of favorite SU! products!). Wonderful Romance Stamp Set, Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stitched Rectangle Framelits, and Stampin' Blends were used. I love how this card turned out. It's beautiful for so many occasions! I simply love the added detail of "stitching" on the layers. I used the 3 largest rectangle framelits.

Sale-A-Bration ends on Sunday, March 31st. Collect your SAB freebies and get FREE shipping from me when you order by March 31st. Contact me to place your order. (Offer does not apply to expedited shipping.)

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Product List

Big Shot
$110.00
Glue Dots
$5.25

Fable Friends Pocket Card & Treat Favor

Happy Spring and Happy Easter card making! Enjoy the video from my March 26th Facebook Live. I think you'll enjoy learning to make a new type of pocket card and a fun envelope treat favor. They are perfect for Easter and Spring events as they use the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper Pack and Fable Friends Stamp Set. Fable Friends is also great for making baby shower, new baby, and children's cards. Happy Stamping!

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Shopping List

Glue Dots
$5.25

stamps + ink + paper = Simple Stamping

I believe that anyone and everyone can learn to stamp, and Stampin' Up! products makes it easy for me to show you how. I recently hosted a Beginners' Stamp Class. Here are the cards these lovely ladies stamped. They did an amazing job, and we had a wonderfully fun even of learning and sharing. Thank you, Tammy Allen and Beth Dietz for hosting. Christine and Blair, you did an amazing job stamping. I love your enthusiasm for learning this new craft.

New to stamping or want to learn? Let me be your Creative Coach. I love teaching everyone, from beginners to experienced stampers eager for more! Contact me to schedule a Stamping event for you and your friends, Live or Virtual. Together, let's enjoy some Creative Therapy. Don't forget to follow me on Social Media too! 

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Stamps + Ink + Paper = Simple Stamping! The building blocks of making beautiful cards simply. Stampin' Up! Note Card & Envelopes in Whisper White and Very Vanilla are great for beginner and simple stamping and are a real deal at $6.50 for 20 cut and scored 3 1/2" x 5" cards and envelopes (AC #144236).

Happy Simple Stamping, my Stampin' Peace friends!

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