Thinking of You

New Class to Go- Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin

Have you heard about the addition of Classes to Go to my Stampin' Peace 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.

Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin with Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper
Purchase this Class to Go by September 15th.

 

These beautiful cards use Stampin' Up! Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper. Even the newest paper crafter can make them as there is no stamping involved...just layers of pre-cut paper on elegant laser-cut cards. Please use the following link for more information, pricing, and/or to register for the Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin Class to Go by September 15th.  https://conta.cc/2lRiqrh

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


Paint the World with Happiness

I made this card created by my new friend and Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Ashley Herman for a demonstrator shoe box swap I participated in last month.  The Follow Your Art Suite has products celebrating what we all love to do - stamp & craft! Images of craft supplies and bright colors make it fun to create for yourself and/or your fellow crafters. So consider purchasing the Follow Your Art products and use your gift of creativity to paint our world with happiness!

Download Project Sheet - You Paint My World with Happiness

It Starts with Art Stamp Set & Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper

Stampin' Up! products used: 

Paper Snips
$10.00

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!


Seaside Notions Thinking of You

Ahhhh, the ocean, beach, sand, seashells, sunshine, and relaxation! That's what the Seaside Notions Stamp Set makes me think of. This card was created by Susi Brunk, the person who got me started stamping and convinced me to purchase the Starter Kit. Nearly 11 years later, I continue to build my Stampin' Peace Business and my Merry Stampers Team. I'm so grateful to Susi, just wish it didn't take me 2 years of stamping with her to take the plunge and become a demonstrator. My Stampin' Up! journey has been and continues to be a great source of joy for me. Now is a great time to join my Stampin' Up! family, and I can help you make your demonstratorship whatever you want it to be. You can be a happy hobby stamper enjoying a discount on all your Stampin' Up! orders, build your own business and team, or something in between. My team has it all! There are many benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and even more when you join MY team! Contact me to discuss what Stampin' Up! can do for you or JOIN NOW on my website. Get an additional $30 in product in your Starter Kit above the usual $125 in product of your choice when you join by August 31st. That's right, I said "your choice". Our Starter Kit is 100% customizable! Purchase your Starter Kit from me now and become a part of my growing Merry Stampers Team. 

For now, I hope you'll enjoy making Susi's Seaside Notions Thinking of You card using my PDF Project Sheet. Happy Stamping, my friends!

Download Project Sheet - Seaside Notions Thinking of You

Seaside Notions Stamp Set & Stitched Nested Dies by Stampin' Up!
Card created by Susi Brunk

  

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

PS...Make clean up quick and easy. Treat yourself to a Simply Shammy!


Follow Your Art...It's good for you...body, mind, and soul!

This Follow Your Art card I received in a demonstrator card swap was created Stampin' Up! demonstrator Lynn Feldkamp. It's filled with fun elements including many things I use in my Stampin' Up! business regularly...ribbons, baker's twine, buttons, and of course, stamps, ink, and paper. The colors are bright and cheery. Want to make this card too? Great because I've made it easy for you to do so with my free PDF Project Sheet.

Download Project Sheet - Follow Your Art with Ribbons Card

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Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad
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$6.50
Blender Pens
$12.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

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.


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.

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

 

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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.


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
$10.00

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