Summer

Be a Sunflower!

A bit of advice for us all to live by...

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Daisy Punch, Medium Daisy Punch, 1 1/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch by Stampin' Up!

A frame I decorated with sunflowers made with Stampin' Up! punches


Daisy Punch, Medium Daisy Punch, 1 1/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch by Stampin' Up!


 

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Stampin' Up! products used to create this frame to brighten up any space:

Daisy Punch
$18.00
Leaf Punch
$16.00

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!

 

Stampin' Up! Products Used:

Gold Metallic Thread
Gold Metallic Thread
[138401]
$3.50
Paper Snips
$10.00

Noble Peacock meets Stamparatus

This Facebook Live I did recently shows some quick and easy card layouts I created using the Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper. Plus, get a tutorial on 2-step Stamping with Stampin' Up!'s perfect placement tool, the Stamparatus. 

Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper & Royal Peacock Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper, Noble Peacock Foil Sheets, & Royal Peacock Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

Royal Peacock Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 

 

Stampin' Up! products used:

Paper Snips
$10.00

Seaside Notions Thinking of You

Ahhhh, the ocean, beach, sand, seashells, sunshine, and relaxation! That's what the Seaside Notions Stamp Set makes me think of. This card was created by Susi Brunk, the person who got me started stamping and convinced me to purchase the Starter Kit. Nearly 11 years later, I continue to build my Stampin' Peace Business and my Merry Stampers Team. I'm so grateful to Susi, just wish it didn't take me 2 years of stamping with her to take the plunge and become a demonstrator. My Stampin' Up! journey has been and continues to be a great source of joy for me. Now is a great time to join my Stampin' Up! family, and I can help you make your demonstratorship whatever you want it to be. You can be a happy hobby stamper enjoying a discount on all your Stampin' Up! orders, build your own business and team, or something in between. My team has it all! There are many benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and even more when you join MY team! Contact me to discuss what Stampin' Up! can do for you or JOIN NOW on my website. Get an additional $30 in product in your Starter Kit above the usual $125 in product of your choice when you join by August 31st. That's right, I said "your choice". Our Starter Kit is 100% customizable! Purchase your Starter Kit from me now and become a part of my growing Merry Stampers Team. 

For now, I hope you'll enjoy making Susi's Seaside Notions Thinking of You card using my PDF Project Sheet. Happy Stamping, my friends!

Download Project Sheet - Seaside Notions Thinking of You

Seaside Notions Stamp Set & Stitched Nested Dies by Stampin' Up!
Card created by Susi Brunk

  

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

PS...Make clean up quick and easy. Treat yourself to a Simply Shammy!


Mosaic Tiles in Rome & Mosaic Mood Cards

Mosaic Tile Designs have been around for ages. Andrea and I saw several mosaic works of art in Rome, our favorite being the inside of the dome in St. Peter's Basilica. I've never seen something so beautiful made of mosaic tiles, very tiny mosaic tiles of so many different colors and finishes. I was in awe. These photos don't do it justice, but the art in the entire inside of the dome is all mosaic tiles.

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Looking up at the dome covered in mosaic tiles.
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My Andrea beside one of the beautiful mosaic scenes in the dome.

 

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A close-up look at some of the mosaic tiles in one of the many scenes inside the dome.

 

Stampin' Up! has gotten in on the mosaic style of arts and crafts with its Mosaic Mood Suite. I recently did a Facebook Live featuring the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper and several coordinating products. I hope you are inspired by my demonstrations and hope you'll join me in future Facebook Lives for more creative inspiration. 

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

My Facebook Live Schedule:

Tuesdays, 7pm EST on Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe. *Please LIKE my page.

Thursdays, 2pm EST on Stampin' Peace VIP Group. *Please JOIN.

All Facebook Lives are saved to their respective Facebook page or group. Search in VIDEOS. PLUS, most are also posted on my Stampin' Peace Blog and Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe YouTube Channel for you to view at your convenience.


3 Tips, Greece Pillow Gifts, & Holiday Sneak Peeks

Tuesday evening's Facebook Live on Stamp 'n Scrap with Mary Knabe included 3 tips for easier paper crafting, a look at all the Pillow Gifts I received from Stampin' Up! on the Greek Isles Incentive Trip, AND a sneak peek at a few of the 2019 Holiday Catalog products. Watch the video, then create a collage of your own using the downloadable PDF Project Sheet I created for you.

Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper, Path of Petal Bundle, and Everyday Label Punch all from Stampin' Up!

 

I've created a PDF Project Sheet of my Pressed Petals Collage in case you would like to make one too. Happy Stamping and Collage Making!

Download Project Sheet - Pressed Petals Collage

 

Paper Snips
$10.00


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
$10.00