Masculine

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!

 


Soaring Above the Clouds

I'm thrilled to be able to feature the Above the Clouds Bundle in today's post. I'm sharing a swap card I received from Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Linda Cullen. What a wonderful summer feel it has. This card would be great for a new graduate or anyone starting a new job, promotion, retirement, or any new phase of life. I love that Stampin' Up! provides us with versatile stamp sets that we can use for so many different reasons and occasions.

Here is a downloadable PDF I made so you can recreate or CASE (Copy And Share Everything) this card.

Download Project Sheet - Let Your Dreams Soar Card by

Above the Clouds Bundle & Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper

 

Above the Clouds Bundle & Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper

 


Enjoy Today!

The older I get, the more I understand what "living in the moment" really means. I want to truly be present in all of life's moments, big and small. I want to stop and smell the roses! I want to just sit and listen to a friend. I want to enjoy the ride on this journey called life. There are so many people that have helped me want to truly live this way. I always thought I was, but now realize it's so easy to forget to take time to just enjoy the day. So today, I'm choosing to find joy and gratitude in all things that are happening and in all the people I come across today. I hope you too will find ways to enjoy today, no matter where you are or who you are with or what you are doing. 

I received this swap card from Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Jennifer Merle-Hamscher. What a terrific card layout using layers of 3" x 4" Designer Series Paper and 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" card stock.

Download Project Sheet - Garden Lane Enjoy Today Card

Garden Lane Designer Series Paper & Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

Garden Lane Designer Series Paper & Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

Paper Snips
$10.00

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
$10.00

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Come Sail Away!

Take a look at this fun card! The Come Sail Away Suite is filled with fun, nautical theme products to help you create a sea of awesome cards and paper crafts. Use this link to check out my weekly newsletter https://conta.cc/2XY1hdQ and to get a free project sheet for this card. It's a great card layout to show off the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper or any other favorite paper of yours.

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Download Project Sheet - Set Sail in the Direction of Your Dreams Card

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Stampin' Trimmer
Stampin' Trimmer
[126889]
$30.00
1-3/4" Circle Punch
1-3/4" Circle Punch
[119850]
$18.00

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.)


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
$110.00
Glue Dots
$5.25

 

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Tree Huggers Unite!

I thought you were due for a little Throwback Thursday Fun, so here it is!

It's so hard to say goodbye to the very popular and long-loved Lovely As A Tree stamp set. The stamp set debut in 2001 and has been a favorite of mine along with tens of thousands of other stampers worldwide. It's one of the very first stamp sets I purchased and have loved it over and over as you can see from my stained wood blocks. I found this video I made of 2 cards featuring Lovely As A Tree and demonstrated two techniques using Aqua Painters (a favorite tool of mine because they make me feel like a real watercolor artist but are so easy to use). Watch and then pull out your stamps, ink, and paper and create some beautiful cards of your own.

Don' have this stamp set but been admiring it? Order it now before it's gone. It is available in Clear Mount and Wood Mount (which at the time I bought mine was our only choice). Stamp sets on the Last Chance Products List have guaranteed availability through May 24th. After that, it's while supplies last only. 

 

Click here to see the products used in the making of the video. A few of the colors (Always Artichoke & Soft Sky) have been retired. You can easily replace them with your favorite current Stampin' Up! colors. Mossy Meadow and Balmy Blue are the two replacement colors I would choose. How about you? What current colors will you use?

Wishing you all a lovely day!

Happy Stamping!

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Video - Craft Room Tour & Best Catch

Best Catch Stamp Set &  Catch of the Day Thinlets Dies by Stampin' Up!

I love when Stampin' Up! has new products for us. The 2019 Occasions Catalog is amazing. I have loved creating with so many of these products. I'm enjoying having some new masculine stamp sets to work with as well. I knew I'd buy the Best Catch Stamp Set as soon as I saw it. It reminds me of my big brother Tom, a true outdoorsman with fishing being one of the hobbies he enjoys. Check out the video from my January 17th Facebook Live on my business page, Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe. I do Facebook Lives every Tuesday at 7pm EST and some Thursdays. I hope you'll LIKE my page and join me LIVE often.

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Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker
Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker
[119680]
$3.50
Big Shot
$110.00

Video - Geared Up Garage Gate Fold Card

The Classic Garage Suite makes wonderful masculine cards! Check out the video from my January 15th Facebook Live. You'll get a look at the awesome products in the Classic Garage Suite from the 2019 Occasions Catalog by Stampin' Up! Plus, you'll see a demonstration of how to make a Gate Fold Card.

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