The Queen of the Star Punch

I can’t take credit for this one.  Today’s creation is by Betsy Ross!  Nice sketch, Betsy 🙂  Is that Real Red, Whisper White and Night of Navy? In all seriousness, this vintage flag is such a powerful reminder of how lucky we are to enjoy freedom.  Happy 4th of July to all my readers.

I won’t be able to create or post for the next few days (a mini vacation with friends) so I wanted to provide you with some Stampin’ Up! news and reminders.  I’ll still be checking email and handling orders every day.

The really cool news . . . Stampin’ Up! announced yesterday that all new release stamp sets will be die-cut.  I’m so excited that Stampin’ Up! has listened to the demos and customers and made this time-saving change.  Existing uncut stamp sets will still need to be cut manually.

Stampin’ Up! revealed to the demos some beautiful Level II and III Hostess sets and new stamp sets (and accessories) from the Fall/Winter catalog that I have on order (along with the new In Color ink pads and card stock–Bali Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango).  I can’t wait to play with them and show you sneak peeks of what’s coming.  Think vintage to modern, fun, even retro sock monkey!

Here’s a quick list of Stampin’ Up! reminders 🙂

Hodgepodge Hardware 25% off
Retiring Stamp Sets (while they last):  In Alphabetical Order or by Page Number.  Here’s a categorized option with pictures of the sets developed by Debbie McNeill.
NEW D?cor Elements.  Stampin’ Up!’s venture into wall decor and home design.
Cut At Home Specials:  July VIP 40% off coupon (that’s how I purchase my Nestabilities’ sets each month) and check out Marcie’s other smoking specials!

Hugs and Pretties . . . Mary


  1. Good morning Mary. I have nominated you for a blog award. You can pick it up on my blog:

  2. sigh. i will miss you. hope you have a wonderful break though … LOVE LOVE LOVE the flag and all it stands for!!! freedom is a wonderful gift!
    blessings, jo ann.

  3. Safe trip and have fun! As soon as I get those brochures, the order will be on the way.

  4. sure will miss you :), but you have a wonderful time off, and have fun.

  5. Have a great weekend Mary! Take care.

  6. The new In Colors sound gorgeous! Can’t wait to see them all! Surely they’ll have dp’s to match. ooooo….open, open, open! Love your card! Every day you are my Sunday featured stamper!

  7. Have a nice and sweet break Mary!!! You need it.
    I am taking a break from blogging too, but I always have to visit my very best friend bloggers.

    Happy 4th of July
    God bless

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