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We are Sailing Home!

After visiting Rome and then enjoying the 2019 Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip Cruise to the Greek Isles, we are sailing back to Rome and will be heading home to Ohio tomorrow. What an adventure this trip was! I'm grateful Andrea and I could spend a couple extra days vacationing as Andrea had never been to Rome. I'm grateful to Stampin' Up! for the many opportunities I am given to work hard at doing what I love, to earn free products, to meet new people and build countless friendships, and to earn such wonderful trips. I am very grateful to my stamping family, customers and team members alike, who encourage and motivate me everyday to keep learning and growing and supporting me on my Stampin' Up! journey and life's ventures. I could not accomplish all of this without you. Special thanks to my daughters Andrea and Emily whose own drive and determination and love of life drive me to be the best me I can be...which includes living in the moment while going after my dreams. 

As Andrea and I sail the big sea and then fly home, I hope you are inspired to create and share with another card I created. The Sailing Home Suite is so very popular. It makes great cards for everyone who loves life on the water and it's great for making masculine cards too. 

The card reminds me of the many sailboats I see on the Hoover Reservoir in the Westerville suburb of Columbus, Ohio, where I live. 

I hope you'll use and enjoy this downloadable PDF to create fun sailing cards!

Download Project Sheet - 2 Sailboats Sailing Home Card

Sailing Home Suite by Stampin' Up!

 


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
$10.00

New Wonders Swap Card

I received this card created by Ellen Barner in a card swap recently. Because this card is so stinkin' cute and because I don't have this stamp set, I just had to show it to you here! Isn't it adorable with its bit of whimsy and bright colors? New Wonders is a Hostess only stamp set. How can you get one? Place an order of $150 or more (not including SH/tax) or host a SU! party with total sales being at least $150, and you can get this exclusive Hostess only stamp set got using your Stampin' Rewards. Contact me to help you earn your New Wonders Hostess Stamp Set.

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Paper Snips
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Relax your way!

So often I hear people say they have a hard time making masculine cards. I received the following card featuring A Good Man Stamp Set from my Stampin' Up! demonstrator friend Jamie Albanese. Isn't it great? Such a simple card to give to that special man who deserves to be celebrated! 

I don't yet own this stamp set, but like it so much I wanted to share Jamie's card with all of you. You can download a free PDF Project Sheet to help you recreate it yourself. I should also point out that the striped paper is from the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper.

Download Project Sheet - It's Your Day in Mossy Meadow

A Good Man Stamp Set & Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
SU! Demonstrator Swap card created by Jamie Albanese
 
A Good Man Stamp Set & Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
I think your special guy will be thrilled to relax his way on his day!
 

A Good Man Stamp Set & Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper
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Paper Snips
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Magnolia Lane Gift

What's better than doing what you love? Doing what you love with friends who love what they do. I'm so grateful to the many friends I have made in my nearly 11 years as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. A few weeks ago, I spent a weekend crafting with a few of these people. It was a great weekend to work on my stamping projects, talk and share and laugh with good friends, and to celebrate doing what we love!

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Here is a little gift I made for each of my friends. The gift is small and the project simple, but my heart is full of friendship and gratitude for the people who received them. I used a 4" x 4" piece of Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper behind the glass. I stamped the large Magnolia from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set, colored it with Stampin' Blends, and cut it out with the Magnolia Memory Die. The sentiment is from the Fable Friends Stamp Set. You can find all of these products in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. If you are not currently working with a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to earn your business. I'd be happy to mail you a new catalog. Simply email me your full name and address.

Good Morning Magnolia Bundle, Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, & Fable Friends Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Good Morning Magnolia Bundle, Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, & Fable Friends Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

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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.

 
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Welcome by Jessica Werner
 
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Presentation by Marcia Gay

 

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

 

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Presentation by Linda Bauwin

 

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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

 


Come Sail Away with me!

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I made these Mini Memory Boxes featuring Mini Pizza Boxes and the Come Sail Away Suite from Stampin' Up! available to order June 4, 2019. They are a fun, easy, and quick gift for capturing memories for dads, grads, retirees, and anyone and everyone who loves sailing! Watch this edited video of a recent Facebook Live, then make a mini memory box of your own.

 

Come Sail Away Suite by Stampin' Up!

Come Sail Away Suite by Stampin' Up!

Come Sail Away Suite by Stampin' Up!

Come Sail Away Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

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Big Shot
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Glue Dots
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Climbing Orchid in Blushing Bride

It give me great pleasure to showcase the creativity of one of my own Stampin' Up! team members.  My dear friend and Merry Stampers Team Member, Tracy Dahling, created this elegant card using the Climbing Orchid Stamp Set and Orchid Builder Framelits Dies. Isn't it beautiful? The orchid is stunning all on its own. Stampin' Up! colors Tracy used in creating this beautiful card are Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Early Espresso, and Smoky Slate.

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Big Shot
$110.00

Floating Frame Tropical Style

Looking for a tropical getaway??? I featured the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper in my April 16th Facebook Live where I demonstrated the Floating Frame Technique. Follow along, then give this technique a try. The technique allows you to make 2 cards at once! Note that the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper is retiring and is available while supplies last only.

Tropical Chic Stamp Set, Tropical Thinlets Dies, Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Tropical Chic Stamp Set, Tropical Thinlets Dies, Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Tropical Chic Stamp Set, Tropical Thinlets Dies, Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

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Big Shot
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Join me on an Animal Expedition!

What fun cards I made using a Creative Creases/Fun Folds card base! It was so much fun to feature the Animal Expedition Suite with these cards too. Watch my demonstrations from this week's Facebook Live on Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe. I think you'll want to make an Accordion Fold Pop-Up Card too after seeing how easy it is to make! Be sure to catch my Facebook Live's every Tuesday at 7pm EST on Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe for more creative inspiration and projects.

Animal Outing Bundle & Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Animal Outing Bundle & Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Animal Outing Bundle & Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Animal Outing Bundle & Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

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