Stampin' Blends

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!

 


New Wonders Swap Card

I received this card created by Ellen Barner in a card swap recently. Because this card is so stinkin' cute and because I don't have this stamp set, I just had to show it to you here! Isn't it adorable with its bit of whimsy and bright colors? New Wonders is a Hostess only stamp set. How can you get one? Place an order of $150 or more (not including SH/tax) or host a SU! party with total sales being at least $150, and you can get this exclusive Hostess only stamp set got using your Stampin' Rewards. Contact me to help you earn your New Wonders Hostess Stamp Set.

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Paper Snips
$10.00

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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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.)


Wonderful Romance with Stampin' Blends

This beautiful card features several of my current favorite Stampin' Up! products. (I know, I have lots of favorite SU! products!). Wonderful Romance Stamp Set, Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stitched Rectangle Framelits, and Stampin' Blends were used. I love how this card turned out. It's beautiful for so many occasions! I simply love the added detail of "stitching" on the layers. I used the 3 largest rectangle framelits.

Sale-A-Bration ends on Sunday, March 31st. Collect your SAB freebies and get FREE shipping from me when you order by March 31st. Contact me to place your order. (Offer does not apply to expedited shipping.)

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Big Shot
$110.00
Glue Dots
$5.25

Fable Friends Pocket Card & Treat Favor

Happy Spring and Happy Easter card making! Enjoy the video from my March 26th Facebook Live. I think you'll enjoy learning to make a new type of pocket card and a fun envelope treat favor. They are perfect for Easter and Spring events as they use the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper Pack and Fable Friends Stamp Set. Fable Friends is also great for making baby shower, new baby, and children's cards. Happy Stamping!

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Glue Dots
$5.25

Flowers and Frogs and Fun, Oh My

I love learning and sharing with Stampin' Up! products! This past weekend, I had the wonderful opportunity to stamp and craft with 90+ women at a Stampin' Sisters Retreat. In the following video, I show you one of the card layouts we used in some of our cards. It's an easy and fun twist on the traditional 5 1/4" x 4" card, and it can easily be made into a gift card holder. I hope you'll give it try.

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Big Shot
$110.00
Glue Dots
$5.25


3 PDF Project Sheets featuring Lovely Lattice Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set

Lovely Lattice Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!Download Project Sheet – Lovely Lattice with Bleach Technique

Lovely Lattice Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!Download Project Sheet – Lovely Lattice Embossed on Vellum

Lovely Lattice Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!Download Project Sheet – Lovely Lattice with Blue Flowers

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Heat Tool
$30.00
Glue Dots
$5.25

Video - Lovely Lattice 3 Ways

I've got two videos to show you today. The shows Kelly of the Stampin' Up! Events Staff giving a brief introduction to the Lovely Lattice Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set. The second video is the edited version of my February 5th Facebook Live where I create 3 unique cards while demonstrate 3 different stamping/coloring techniques. 

Oh, lovely, lovely, Lovely Lattice, how I love creating with you! Yes, I love using the Lovely Lattice Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set, and even more so because I got it FREE with a $50 order. I love the 3 different techniques I used in creating three very different and beautiful cards! I'm pretty confident that after seeing these 3 techniques in the video below, that you just might want to create with the Lovely Lattice Stamp Set also. You can get it free like I did when you place a $50 order now through March 31st. Get it while you can!

You'll want to see my next blog post as I will be posting a PDF Project Sheet for each of the 3 cards featured in my Lovely Lattice Video.

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Heat Tool
$30.00
Glue Dots
$5.25

Variations on the Spotlight Technique

Happy Hump Day! I hope your week is going well, and that you have some time penciled in your planner for crafting. Here on some variations on the Spotlight Technique I featured on my Facebook Live and posted to my Stampin' Peace Blog yesterday. Check out these cards I made with the spotlight technique and a few variations. Give it a try yourself and send me your photos. 

Botanical Butterfly DSP, Balmy Blue & Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends
Spotlight just 1 image by coloring it with Stampin' Blends.
Botanical Butterfly DSP, Watercolor Pencils & Blender Pens
Spotlight similar images by coloring just those.
Botanical Butterfly DSP, Watercolor Pencils & Blender Pens
I like to call this the Reverse Spotlighting. I put the spotlight on all the butterflies by coloring in everything in the background behind them.

 

Botanical Butterfly DSP, Watercolor Pencils & Blender Pens, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch
Punch a circle from the DSP, color it, then adhere it to the next larger size circle punched from black card stock. 
Layer and adhere both to DSP aligning image as it was before it was punched out.

 

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Blender Pens
$12.00