Mother's Day

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
$10.00

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!

 

 


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

 


Delightful Day Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes

Wishing you many delightful days stamping and crafting. I show you how to make some pretty cards quickly and easily with Stampin' Up!'s new Delightful Day Bundle, Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes, and Ink. Happy Stamping! #makeacardsendacard #simplestamping

Delightful Day Bundle & Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes by Stampin' Up!

Delightful Day Bundle & Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes by Stampin' Up



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Butterfly Wishes Cards & Card Holder

Watch my stamping demonstration from a recent FB Live on Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe, then make your own gift of a 4 note cards in a matching gift card holder. This crafty project features the new Butterfly Wishes stamp set by Stampin' Up! You'll also get some tips on stamping DistINKtive style stamps and learn how to add multiple colors to one stamp. So, grab a drink, sit back and relax, and enjoy! Then get your stamping on!

Butterfly Wishes stamp set by Stampin' Up!

 

Butterfly Wishes stamp set by Stampin' Up!
Dimensions for Card Holder:  Use 8 1/2" x 11" card stock. With card stock in portrait/vertical position, score at 2".  Turn card stock to landscape/horizontal position and score at 6".
 
Butterfly Wishes stamp set by Stampin' Up!
Card Dimensions: Card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" on long side. Whisper White card stock for inside is 5 1/4" x 4" and for stamping on front of card is 3" x 4 1/4". Soft Suede card stock is 3 1/8" x 4 3/8". Old Olive card stock is 3 3/8" x 4 5/8".

 

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Big Shot
$110.00

Simply Terrific Tuesday with Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper

Memorable Mosaic Stamp Set, Timeless Label Punch, and Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

What's better than an easy to use card layout? How about a Simply terrific card layout with the new Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper. You are going to love this specialty paper with it bright colors, intricate images, and raised embossed mosaic patterns. Watch the following video to see my card demonstration from a recent Thursday Facebook Live on my Stampin' Peace VIP Group. Want to be a Stampin' Peace VIP? Simply search the group on Facebook and request to Join. I'll approve you, and you'll officially be a Stampin' Peace VIP.

 

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Happy card making!

#makeacardsendacard


Beautiful Perennial Essence Cards

Join me for my New Stampin' Up! Catalog Tour, then see a selection of all occasion cards I created with the beautiful Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper. The hand-painted imagery of the Perennial Essence DSP is exquisite! The papers are so beautiful, you could frame them on their own. But creating special cards and paper crafts with them is even more fun!

 Perennial Essence Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Perennial Essence Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Watch my video demonstration at the top to learn how I made these flowers of Perennial Essence Vellum Card Stock, Perennial Flower Punch, and Perennial Essence Floral Centers. So much fun to do with just 3 products.


Perennial Essence Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

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Glue Dots
$5.25