Stampin' Up! Events Feed

Stampin' Up! Leaders Summit begins today!

As many of you know, all 2020 Stampin' Up! events have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. While I miss gathering in person with Stampin' Up! staff and fellow Demonstrators from around the world, there have been many silver linings. People are sending more cards and reaching out to others with compassion, respect, and kindness. We are learning to live more simply and to get creative in conducting daily business. I have made great strides in building my business despite the pandemic. I've learned more about conducting online business and gathering with others by FaceTime and Zoom. We may be parted by distance, but we are still connected through our common bond of stamping and paper crafting. 


This week, I was to be in New Orleans, Louisiana, for the Stampin' Up! Leaders Summit. In the wake of the storms and hurricane on the Gulf Coast, it is a blessing that our event there was cancelled several months ago. The staff at Stampin' Up! worked to change this greatly anticipated event for Leaders to a virtual event rather than cancel it all together. I'm excited that Stampin' Up! has remained committed to this training and networking for its Leaders. 

Today, I welcome my dear friends and fellow demonstrators, Susi Brunk and Joyce Whitman, to my Westerville, Ohio, home. Instead of celebrating our roles as Stampin' Up! Leaders and learning, sharing, and growing in New Orleans, we are going to participate in the Leaders Summit together here over the next 3 days. We are excited to learn new practices for building our own businesses and working with our teams. We'll take classes and participate in networking sessions. We'll celebrate our achievements and set new goals. AND, we'll get in some stamping and paper crafting in between Leaders Summit sessions. 

I've been waiting to show you this gift I received from Stampin' Up! for my participation in the Leaders Summit. (I didn't want to spoil the surprise for other demos.) What a lovely and thoughtful gift this is. I will treasure it always. How wonderful it is to work for a company that appreciates and values me. I'm grateful to be a part of "something bigger than myself" doing a job I love and and sharing it with others. Stampin' Up! is so much more than stamps, ink, and paper. We work hard to make a difference in the lives of others by sharing our creative endeavors. We are difference makers. We are difference makers in our families, our communities, our country, and our world. A handmade card may seem small, but the impact it makes when given to another is big. 



Please know that over these next 3 days of the Leaders Summit, you all will be in my thoughts as I learn new ways of sharing creativity with you. And as always, I'll be thinking of you with gratitude. Gratitude for your support of my small business and gratitude for your kindness and friendship. Being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator has blessed me in so many ways that I never could have imagined when I bought a Starter Kit 12 years ago simply to get a discount. 

Have a good weekend. Be good to yourself, count your blessings, and spread kindness, perhaps, by sending a card or inviting someone to stamp with you.

Make It with Mary Monday, June 8, 2020

Here is the card sketch I chose to feature for my June 8th Make It with Mary Monday Facebook Live on Stampin' Peace VIP Group. It's quick. It's easy. It's fun. It's easy to replicate and to make alternate sketches with. I hope you'll take a look at my Facebook Live video replay for some creative inspiration.

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Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper & 2020-2022 In Colors by Stampin' Up!

Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper & 2020-2022 In Colors by Stampin' Up!


Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper & 2020-2022 In Colors by Stampin' Up!

The Tasteful Textile 3-D Embossing Folder adds an interesting layer of texture to your cards.
Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper & 2020-2022 In Colors by Stampin' Up!


I love the Tasteful Touches Bundle for adding stamped sentiments cut out with dies of interesting shapes.
Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper & 2020-2022 In Colors by Stampin' Up!

Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper & 2020-2022 In Colors by Stampin' Up!


Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper & 2020-2022 In Colors by Stampin' Up!

The Ornate Floral 3-D Embossing Folder pairs nicely with the floral prints in the card below.
Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper & 2020-2022 In Colors by Stampin' Up!


The Flowers for Every Season 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper includes all the 2020-2022 In Colors - Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, and Misty Moonlight.
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Stampin' Up! products used in the cards above  - Click on links below to be directed to my online store for easy ordering.

Stampin' Pierce Mat
Stampin' Pierce Mat


I appreciate you stopping by I wish you a weekend filled with fun and relaxation.

Tick tock, tick tock.

Act Now! Register Today!

Tuesday, June 2nd, is the deadline for these 4 things! 


#1 - Join a 2020-2022 In Color Club

Join a 2020-2022 In Color Club now! Choose from 2 options - "I Want It All" In Color Club or the "Just the Basics" In Color Club. Each month June-October, you'll receive products of 1 of the 5 In Colors - Just Jade, Bumblebee, Magenta Madness, Cinnamon Cider, & Misty Moonlight. At the end of the 5 month commitment, you will have a wonderful collection of new In Color products.

Please register for In Color Club of your choice by June 2nd.

Pay nothing now. I will invoice you on the first of each month June - October.                           

"I Want It All" In Color Club = $59/month including shipping.

Each month, June - October you will receive the following products in 1 of 5 New In Colors: Classic Ink Pad, Re-inker, Stampin' Write Marker, Light & Dark Stampin' Blends*, full pack of 8 1/2" x 11" Card Stock, 8 sheets 6" x 6" In Color Designer Series Paper, 2 Flowers for Every Season Note Cards & Envelopes, 20 Enamel Dots Embellishments, a full bolt of ribbon, a handmade card, and a surprise SU! gift.

*Stampin' Blends do not come in the new Bumblebee In Color. You will receive Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Card Pack. This card collection is beautiful and includes all five 2020-2022 In Colors.

"Just the Basics" In Color Club = $39/month incl. shipping.

Each month, June - October, you will receive the following products in 1 of  5 New In Colors: Classic Ink Pad, Re-inker, Stampin' Write Marker, full pack of 8 1/2" x 11" Card Stock, full bolt of ribbon, and a handmade card. 


#2 Reserve your 2020-2021 Paper & Ribbon Shares 

It's that time of year when we look forward to welcoming lots of brand new products to the Stampin' Up! line of stamping and paper crafting supplies. If you love Designer Series Papers & Ribbons as much as I do, you might want to consider ordering my 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Designer Series Paper & Ribbon Shares. Get a sampling of all the new DSP's and ribbons & trims without breaking the bank. Then order full packs of all your favorites later.

Please email me at by June 2nd to order your 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Paper and/or Ribbon Share.

Here's a look at 3 of the 11 NEW Designer Series Paper packs that make up my 2020-2021 New Catalog Paper Share.


Here's a peek at a few of the Ribbons & Trims included in my Ribbon Share.

I have 3 Share Options for you to choose from:

2020-2021 Paper Share Only is $48 including shipping. You'll receive 48- 6" x 12" and 46- 6" x 6" sheets of 11 new Designer Series Papers. Loads of wonderful paper in a variety of color combinations and themes. (FYI - 6" x 12" sheets are for 12" x 12" DSP packs. 6" x 6" sheets are for 6" x 6" DSP packs.)

2020-2021 Ribbon Share Only is $32 including shipping. You'll receive 1/5" bolt of all our newest ribbons & trims for a total of 33 yards. That's a lot of ribbon and a lot of variety.

The "I Want It ALL" package is $75.00 includes BOTH my Paper & Ribbon Shares, shipping, and a surprise gift from me. 


Schedule for Mary's 2020-2021 Paper & Ribbon Shares:

 June 2, 2020 = Deadline to reserve & pay for Paper and/or Ribbon Share

June 3, 2020 = Mary will place SU! order for all DSP's and Ribbons & Trims

June 10 - 17, 2020 = Mary will cut, bag, label, and package shares. 

June 18-20th = Shares will ship (assuming there are no backorders).

Please email me at by June 2nd to order your 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Paper and/or Ribbon Share.


#3 Last Chance to Order from 2019-2020 Catalog & 2020 Mini Catalog    is June 2nd. Grab those last few things on your list before they're    gone. They're are several items that are discounted so be sure to        check it all out on my website.

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#4 Out with the old, and in with the new...
We have just two days left to order from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and 2020 Mini Catalog, and I've got lots of Stampin' Up! gifts to give away during this Final Countdown. Get those items still on your wish list now before they are gone, and get SU! gifts when you order online from me by June 2nd.
Place an online order of $35 or more (not including SH/tax) with Host Code VRVWXD7T now through June 2nd, 2020.
  • Order $35 - $49.99, get 1 Free Stampin' Up! gift.
  • Order $50.00 - 99.99, get 2 Stampin' Up! gifts.
  • Order $100.00 or more, get 3 Stampin' Up! gifts.
Do not use Host Code when ordering $150+ as you will receive Stampin' Rewards PLUS get 3 Stampin' Up! gifts from me!
Host Code for Online Orders: VRVWXD7T

If you are not currently working with a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to earn your business by sending you a complimentary catalog. Please email me your catalog request to Please include your full name and mailing address.

Wishing you a week of peace, compassion, and kindness.

#sharesunshine Day of Service

Thank you, Stampin' Up!, for getting us all involved in making a difference and giving back to those in need of our help and support! Time is running out to get your Share Sunshine PDF with witty and heartfelt sayings to lift the spirits of others or to share a laugh. See photos below. Use this link for more information & to order by June 2nd:
Check out this video for a 12" x 12" DSP cutting demonstration for 3 easy card layouts:

I'm also sharing a few pictures of card making on Stampin' Up!'s May 21st Day of Service in my Stampin' Peace Studio. We had a great time and now have lots of cards to give and send as we do our part to #sharesunshine during this pandemic. Thanks, my daughter Andrea, nieces Alison and Avery Benner, and my sister Joan Benner for participating in SU!'s Day of Service with me! You are SU! Difference Makers!
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Joan learned how to color on stamps with Stampin' Write Markers when wanting to have more than one ink color on one stamped image. She was quite impressed with herself and excited about how her palm trees turned out.
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Be a Difference Maker. Make a card. Send a card. You'll be sharing sunshine and happiness!

Share Sunshine Covid-19 Product Giveback


I am very proud to work for a company that gives back to others in times of need. And at Stampin' Up!, we are not just a company, we are a community, we are a family. We care about people first and choose to make a difference in what we love to do whether it be through connecting with people, showing our appreciation, and spreading kindness through making and sending cards and helping others to do the same, by supporting fellow demonstrators, customers, and SU! staff in times of need, or by supporting Stampin' Up! in its many efforts to make a positive difference in our global community. Together we are making a Difference.

Stampin' Up! Statement of the Heart

Announcing our Share Sunshine COVID-19 Product Giveback:

Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in our global communities and caring about people first. As part of our Making a Difference program we are offering a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.

You can purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download and we will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts. YES, 100% and SU! demonstrators are not taking commission on this product give back. We just want to raise much needed funds for a good cause. Stampin' Up! has chosen 2 organizations to receive proceeds. You choose which one you want your proceed

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The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing–including many ideas that came from you and your customers! You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

Please join me in being a part of the Stampin' Up! Covid-19 Product Giveback. Together we can and do make a difference. Use this link to purchase your Share Sunshine PDF Download Digital Stamp Set:


Thank you for your consideration of participating in Stampin' Up!'s Share Sunshine Covid-19 product giveback. I appreciate you.
Stay safe, stay well, and spread sunshine in any way you can.

New Virtual Events - Friday Night Lights Kit Classes

I am excited to announce a brand new Stampin' Peace event - Friday Night Lights!
I'll be hosting Friday Night Lights Virtual Kit Classes via either Facebook Live or Zoom (dependent on number of people). Here's how they will work: You order the kit (s) of your choice on my website using an assigned host code by a given date. Once I receive notification of your order from SU!, I'll invite you to join a Private FB Group or Zoom Event. We'll meet up in that group on the designated date & time, and we'll craft together. I'll share tips & how to's and alternate projects for each of the kits included in that night's virtual event. I'll also have PRIZE PATROL and give away Stampin' Up! prizes to those who join me Live that night. If you are unable to attend Live, you'll still have access to the group to view the video replay at a time convenient for you.
(If you are not comfortable placing your own order online, contact me at 513-641-6592.)
April 17th Friday Night Lights, 7- 8:15 pm EST featuring All-Inclusive Kits
Order one or more of the following All Inclusive Card Kits on my website using Host Code AEA9X4P3 by April 3rd.
Stampin' Up! All Inclusive Kits are for anyone & everyone including both beginning stampers with little or no experience. Experienced stampers may enjoy having everything needed to complete stylish cards in one easy box or having the opportunity to use the kit contents in their own unique way.
April 24th Friday Night Lights, 7- 8:15 pm EST featuring Project Kits
Order one or both of the following Project Kits on my website using Host Code ZVZPKJFD by April 10th.
Coordinating Projects Kits have a coordinating stamp set sold separately. I will show both cards & projects with & without the coordinating stamp set        for each project kit.



All Inclusive Card Kits and Project Kits & Coordinating Stamp Set - click for more information & easy ordering. ***Be sure to use appropriate Host Code when ordering your kit (or kits) if you plan to participate in my Friday Night Lights Events.

A Stampin' Up! Song for your Sunday

Songs are really just another way of storytelling. This song - Love, Live & Share It Today - tells a bit about Stampin' Up!'s 30 year history and why we at Stampin' Up! do what we do. It's about so much more than stamps, ink, and paper, and it's not just a card.

Listen and enjoy!

Make someone's day. Send a hand stamped card today.

Merry Stampers Leap Day Super Saturday Stampin' Event

Last week I hosted a Leap Day Super Saturday Event for my Merry Stampers Team at my Stampin' Peace Studio. What fun we all had! Each attendee received a Stampin' Up! swag bag filled with lots of Stampin' Up! products and themed project packets. We enjoyed Prize Patrol and All-Attendee Giveaways just like Stampin' Up! events. Lunch of a baked potato bar, salad, and cookies was served. Team members enjoy stamping, creating, and learning together as they completed loads of creative projects I designed for them including Witty-cisms cards, Best Dressed Fun Fold

cards, and Tropical Oasis cards, collage, welcome pineapple home decor, and a travel journal/mini memory book. The BEST part of the day, though, was all of us enjoying friendships new and old, the laughter (there was lots), and the sharing. I can't wait to host another event like this! 

Welcoming my guests and showing a little Buckeye Pride!


Stampin' Up! Swag Bags decorate the craft tables.


A couple of small displays, water, snacks, and gifts arranged on the buffet.


Merry Stampers Pat Drybala, Tracy Dahling, and Jackie Mayer.


More Merry Stampers - Sharon Holt, Marian Henrich, and Sandy Shake.


Merry Stamper Peggy Becker at one of the stamping stations.


Getting ready to set up the baked potato and salad bar.


"You get Acetate Card Boxes. You get Acetate Card Boxes. Everybody gets Acetate Card Boxes!"


Sandy Shake picks her prize.


Sandy gets to pick the next Prize Patrol winner.


While this was my first Merry Stampers Team Event in my new Stampin' Peace Studio, it is just one of many events I have hosted for my team in my 11 1/2 years as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I began my business in Cincinnati, Ohio, so have many team members in that area but many in other cities and states as well. In summer 2018, I moved to Columbus, Ohio, to be closer to family. I've been able to maintain and grow my team and my own business with this move and looking forward to expanding both even more as I am now have made my Stampin' Up! business a full-time career. 

I'd love to have you join my Merry Stampers Team, and now during Sale-A-Bration is THE BEST TIME to join. In addition to the already awesome Starter Kit Deal of $125 worth of SU! product of your choice for just $99 & free shipping, you'll also receive FREE a Mini Paper Trimmer, 48 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Sampler, and a Stamp Set of your choice - any price - when you join my team by March 31st. Now that is a savings. From then on there is no further obligation, but if you choose to remain a demonstrator, you'll enjoy discounts of at least 20% on all your purchases, commissions on customer orders if you choose to start a business. No matter your reason for joining, I'll help you make the most of your Stampin' Up! demonstratorship. Contact me to discuss the opportunity or to sign up or visit my website



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Valentine Class by Mail featuring From My Heart Suite

From My Heart Class by Mail 

Make 10 cards (2 each of 5 designs, 2 designs are Fun Fold Cards) featuring Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Bundle & From My Heart DSP. Kit includes PDF Tutorial via email with color photos, supply list & instructions; pre-cut card stock & DSP; 10 envelopes; 1 bolt Real Red Ribbon; full packs of Heart Doilies & Faceted Gems; Priority Mail Flat Rate Shipping. Register & pay by Jan.17th. Kits will be mailed the week of January 27th.

From My Heart Class by Mail with Priority Shipping = $45.00

From My Heart Suite by Stampin' Up!














Add On Heartfelt Bundle including stamp set & 2 Heart Punches = $45.75

***Get a Free Level 1 Sale-A-Bration when you add the Heartfelt Bundle to your Class order.

Heartfelt Bundle by Stampin' Up!










PDF Tutorial Only (sent via email) = $15.00


Please email me at to register and pay via PayPal or check.

Stampin' Up!'s Year-End Closeout is happening now. Click on the link below to see what is on the list. All items included in the Year-End Closeout are available while supplies last or until January 2nd, whichever comes first. A few products are discounted.  Get your favorites while you can. This is a great time to get a few items from your Holiday Catalog Wish List and/or to buy a wonderful Stampin' Up! gift for a friend.

Download Year End Closeout US

Please place your order on my website using Host Code 7BRQRCDF. If you prefer to have me place your order, please email me at Please include name, item number, and price of each product you would like to order and method of payment. Questions, call me at 513-641-6592.