Graduation

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

 


Floral Essence Friendly Thoughts Card

Where would I be without my family and friends? I don't want to even think about that. My relationships with my family and friends helped me to be the person I am today. Without any of them, my story would be different. Some of these people are family that became friends too, and some are friends that became family. I'm grateful for all of them, including my Stampin' Up! family and my stamping friends.

My card today celebrates friendships by giving you a #simplestamping card you can make in Calypso Coral as I did or in your favorite Stampin' Up! colors. I'm posting a project sheet to help you do just that.

Download Project Sheet - Floral Essence Friendly Thoughts Card

Floral Essence Stamp Set & Scripty 3D Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

Floral Essence Stamp Set & Scripty 3D Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

Paper Snips
$10.00

Sending "thoughts of you" with Magnolias.

Doesn't just make your day to know that someone is thinking of you and tells you so. This hand stamped card is a perfect way to do that! The card features the Magnolia Lane Suite and an "easy-to-use-again" card layout. Give it a try! Then make someone's day but sending a hand stamped card today!

Download Project Sheet - Magnolia Lane Thinking of You Card

Magnolia Garden Stamp Set & Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper and Ribbon Combo Pack by Stampin' Up!

 

Magnolia Lane Suite by Stampin' Up!

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Paper Snips
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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

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!

 

 


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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Make someone's day by sending a hand stamped card today!


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

Product List

Stampin' Trimmer
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Floral Essence Card Inspiration presented by Stampin' Up!

Here's a fun video with a Perennial Essence card demonstration from the Stampin' Up! home office! Enjoy!

Perennial Essence Product Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Perennial Essence Product Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

 

Glue Dots
$5.25

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

(And make sometime to do something creative everyday.)