Easter & Spring

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

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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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

Customer Showcase Sunday

What a wonderful feeling it is to know that I have inspired others with my creativity. Today, I'm showing off the work of two stampin' friends!

Anne Rolfes was inspired to create this Spring Collage for her home after completing a Valentine's Day collage make-n-take at my January Creative Escape Weekend. For some helpful collage making tips, see my February 1st, 2019 blog post: https://stampinpeace.typepad.com/stampin_peace/2019/02/collage-making-made-simple.html IMG_0722 (1)

Below is a card made by Joyce Batta for her granddaughter's birthday. Joyce got her inspiration from my March Facebook Live where I demonstrated how to make an Accordion Fold Pop Up Card featuring Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper. While Joyce did not use Stampin' Up! paper, she sure made a cute card. I have no doubt that her little granddaughter was thrilled with it. Learn how to make an Accordion Fold Pop Up Card by watching a demonstration from my April 10th, 2019 blog post: https://stampinpeace.typepad.com/stampin_peace/2019/04/join-me-on-an-animal-expedition.html 

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Thanks, Anne and Joyce, for sharing your creative projects with me and for letting me know you were inspired by me doing and sharing what I love! Happy stamping always!


More projects with A Good Day + Twinkle Twinkle

Here are a few alternate cards I created and showed in my last FB Live, and a CASE'd collage by team member Pat Drybabla.  If you haven't seen that video, I've reposted it below. A Good Day Stamp Set & Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

A Good Day Stamp Set & Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

A Good Day Stamp Set & Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

This Little Piggy Stamp Set & Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Collage created by SU! demonstrator & Merry Stampers team member Pat Drybala

 

 

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Big Shot
$110.00

Spring Flowers Card with Abstract Impressions

#simplestamping with Abstract Impression Stamp Set and a few of my favorite colors! Think of how many different occasions you can use this card for! What color combinations would you use for this simple stamping card?

Abstract Impressions Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!