New Class to Go- Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin

Have you heard about the addition of Classes to Go to my Stampin' Peace 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.

Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin with Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper
Purchase this Class to Go by September 15th.


These beautiful cards use Stampin' Up! Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper. Even the newest paper crafter can make them as there is no stamping involved...just layers of pre-cut paper on elegant laser-cut cards. Please use the following link for more information, pricing, and/or to register for the Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin Class to Go by September 15th.

***Please note that Stampin' Up! Compliance Policies prevent me from including stamped images and sentiments in Classes to Go.

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


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

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!


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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Pressed Petals Sympathy Card

Well after a couple days sightseeing in Rome, Italy, this is the day my daughter Andrea and I set sail on the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip, a Greek Isles Cruise. We are both very excited but also a little sad as my younger daughter Emily isn't able to go with us this year as she is in now in Graduate School on her way to becoming a physical therapist. We'll bring her back a special gift!

This is the card I created to swap with other Incentive Trip Achievers. The swap cards from this group are typically WON*DER*FUL. I can't wait see them all, and I look forward to sharing many of them with all of you!

For now, I hope you like this sympathy card I made for swapping. I've prepared a downloadable PDF for you to recreate this card or to CASE (Copy And Share Everything).  Download Project Sheet.- Pressed Petals Sharing in Your Sorrow docx

Path of Petals Bundle & Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Path of Petals Bundle & Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper

Path of Petals Bundle & Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper



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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!



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

Product List

Floral Essence Card Inspiration presented by Stampin' Up!

Here's a fun video with a Perennial Essence card demonstration from the Stampin' Up! home office! Enjoy!

Perennial Essence Product Suite by Stampin' Up!


Perennial Essence Product Suite 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!


Product List

Glue Dots

Tree Huggers Unite!

I thought you were due for a little Throwback Thursday Fun, so here it is!

It's so hard to say goodbye to the very popular and long-loved Lovely As A Tree stamp set. The stamp set debut in 2001 and has been a favorite of mine along with tens of thousands of other stampers worldwide. It's one of the very first stamp sets I purchased and have loved it over and over as you can see from my stained wood blocks. I found this video I made of 2 cards featuring Lovely As A Tree and demonstrated two techniques using Aqua Painters (a favorite tool of mine because they make me feel like a real watercolor artist but are so easy to use). Watch and then pull out your stamps, ink, and paper and create some beautiful cards of your own.

Don' have this stamp set but been admiring it? Order it now before it's gone. It is available in Clear Mount and Wood Mount (which at the time I bought mine was our only choice). Stamp sets on the Last Chance Products List have guaranteed availability through May 24th. After that, it's while supplies last only. 


Click here to see the products used in the making of the video. A few of the colors (Always Artichoke & Soft Sky) have been retired. You can easily replace them with your favorite current Stampin' Up! colors. Mossy Meadow and Balmy Blue are the two replacement colors I would choose. How about you? What current colors will you use?

Wishing you all a lovely day!

Happy Stamping!

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