Stampin' Blends

Step it up!

In this recent Facebook Live, I demonstrated how you can make a few changes to a simple card to "step it up" making a more interesting card with more details. I enjoyed using the Harvest Hellos Bundle including the stamp set and Apple Builder Punch to make 3 different cards for teachers.

Harvest Hellos Stamp Set & Apple Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!


Harvest Hellos Stamp Set, Apple Builder Punch, & Subtle 3-D Embossing Folder  by Stampin' Up!


Harvest Hellos Stamp Set, Apple Builder Punch, & Subtle 3-D Embossing Folder  by Stampin' Up!


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Gold Metallic Thread
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Hello Baby!

One of the great benefits of being a part of a Stampin' Up! team is designing, making, and swapping cards. This baby card was designed by my Merry Stampers Team Member Pat Drybala for a team shoe box swap last month. What a fun card to welcome a new baby to our world! You too can make this card with the PDF Project Sheet I wrote for Pat's fabulous card. Make the card as is or change up the color for a baby boy, baby girl, and/or to coordinate with baby's nursery theme. 

Download Project Sheet - Hello Baby

  Time for Tags stamp set & Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper


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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.

***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!

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

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!


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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Glue Dots

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