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“Think Ink” Blog Candy Giveaway

In the wee hours last night, I saw my visitor count finally reach 100,000 (hooray, dance, dance) and, as I promised, felt it was time to celebrate with some extra special blog candy.  How about six spanking new Stampin' Up! Classic Ink Pads, one of each in the new Fall/Winter 2008 In Colors:  Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss and, in honor of my new blog colors (actually just by accident and pointed out today by a reader–but I like the idea of it so much) Tangerine Tango.

It's pretty simple to play.  Stampin' Up!'s Fall Winter Catalog is officially out (downloadable at my right sidebar by by clicking on the butterfly catalog) and I'm just dying to know what's everyone's favorite.  I'm in love with all the new punches and ordered a ton of designer paper.  The silhouette stamps are stunning and I'm nutso about Flight of the Butterfly and Party Hearty.  Just leave me a comment (just one, please) at the end of this post with your favorite stamp set or accessory (designer paper, punch, embellishment, for example).

I'll announce a random winner on Thursday, August 14, at Noon CST and ship (US only, please)  on Friday, August 15.  However, anyone is encouraged to play–just indicate that your are non-US or your country and I'll bump past you for the random drawing).

Feel free to email this post to a friend using the "Email this" link below.

Hugs and have fun playing!  Mary

241 thoughts on ““Think Ink” Blog Candy Giveaway”

  1. The Bella Rose DP looks really pretty! I look forward to making something with that!

  2. I think my favorite accessory has to be the scalloped edge punch. I love the new DSP’s too.

  3. Congrats on 100,000 hits! I love your blog and check it out every day, sometimes more than that :)! I have to say that I am in LOVE with the DSP!

  4. I am so excited about the new Halloween stamps and vanilla hardware! I can’t wait to see all your creations with the new goodies in the catalog!

  5. My favorites in the new catalog are the halloween and christmas stamps!! I love both of those holidays!! Heck… i love it all… hard to pick just one thing. I want it all!! 🙂

  6. Congrats on the milestone! I LOVE the new catalog. My favorite thing has to be the new punches…do I have to choose just one? Ok, the scallop edge punch because it can be so versatile with making cute frames, borders, fun corners. Thanks for the inspiratoin. Love your blog!!

  7. I LOVE the new catalog!!! I couldn’t narrow my favorites down to one! I love the In Color Pacific Point, the scallop punch, and Flight of the Butterfly!

    I need to build a new closet for all the stuff I want to order!!!


  8. I love my metal sharp point (I forget what it’s proper name is) that came with its own little pad. I don’t have nesties but I can’t wait to get one of the new SU scallop edge maker!

  9. love the Scallop punch,and Inspired by Nature, love the dp, love ect ect :). And I am sure the ones I think I do not like I will end up loving once you make a card of them. 🙂

  10. First, I have to say 100,000 visitors is awesome!!! I love your sneak peaks and great card ideas. Keep all the creative ideas coming. My favorite is the new scallop edge punch and I have just fallen in love with all the new in colors. So many great things to choose from!!!

  11. Congrats ! It is so hard to choose I think I
    like the In Colors and the punches like the scallop square, Scallop straight punch, The 1 3/4 circle punch, and the jumbo oval punch. The Designer papers are awesome!

    you have a great Blog!

  12. Oh My Gosh! How can anyone pick. The new catalog is full of so many new awesome things. The scallop punches and ribbons are my favorites.

  13. I have my eye on SO MANY things…but i know I must get all the dp’s and In Color ribbons. I’m eyeing out the cupcake stamp set & wheel as well as flight of the butterfly. Congratulations on your blog and thank you for offering a chance to win some blog candy!


  14. I was so excited to see the new catalog!!! I love the scallop punches. The in colors are so hot. Can’t wait for some cupcakes.

  15. I love all the new In Colors and the Inspired By Nature and Kindred Spirits stamp sets. Thanks for all the tips and inspiration!

  16. I have several favorite sets out of the new catty , but I think my most favorite is Snow Swirled , I also love Fresh Cuts ,Inspired By Nature and Eastern Influence , love the Bella Toile too . Thanks for a chance at some aweome blog candy ! Woohoo on all the visitors , congrats !

  17. Mary,
    Your cards are beautiful!! Congrats on reaching your 100,000 goal! That’s awesome! I have to say one of my many, many favorite sets has to be Shellebrate. The surfing snowman is adorable and since I live in Florida I think that set would make a cute Christmas card! My second favorite is Holday Lineup,so many possiblities!!

  18. I love the new ribbons and designer papers. The scalloped edge punch however was #1 on my must buy list. Congrats on 100,000. Thanks for letting us all share in your wonderful creativity!

  19. Love your site, Mary! I read every day!!
    I just love the new In Colors and the sets on top of my “must have” list are Pun Fun (I can’t figure out why I don’t already have it…I’ve seen the cutest cards made with this set!), All in the Family, and Window Dressing (again – I’m seeing the adorable cards made with this set – here included!)
    I also “need” the scallop edge and square scallop punches! 🙂

  20. LOVE the new Scallop punch and the large Oval punch! And all the new designer paper too!

    I will go broke soon… aaaaahhhh!!


  21. Oh Mary, Mary…so many to choose from. One of my many favorites has to be Flight of the Butterfly and don’t you just think Putt Putt is the cutest? I know you’ll be giving us a lot of inspiration and I thank you ever so much for your creativity and friendship! Hugs to you and happy stamping!

  22. I have to agree that the new designer papers are a must have…and I think the Beautiful Borders set is so pretty!

  23. Congrats on the hits! My favorites are the new punches and the sock monkey stamp set.

  24. Snow swirled and snow burst are great new stamps. I have to have crazy for cupcakes too because that’s my new thing….cupcakes for all occasions! I can’t pick one favorite, I’m loving them all. 🙂

  25. I love the scallop punch, the square scallop punch with the coordinating stamp set and the sock monkey stamp set. Also, I like all the in colors. Alas, too much work and not emough time to stamp. You have a great blog; I check it out every day.

  26. The new catalog is fabulous…so many options. I think my favorite (right now) is Inspired by Nature. I love coneflowers anyway, so I see me using this one a lot. Thanks for sharing. I enjoy your blog.

  27. I love your site Mary and enjoy looking at the cards you make so much! My favorite thing in the new catalog is the Scallop Square Punch and Say it with Scallops stamp set that coordinates with the punch (it’s also the Ronald McDonald house set this season)! I thought I’d see you get to 100,000 but it happened while I slept – Congratulations!

  28. First of all great site!!I don’t remember what got me here but you went into my favorites immediately!!My must have in the new catalog has to be the (you guessed it)scallop punch. Have a great day

  29. Oh my gosh, my catalogue arrived today and I nearly flipped over the papers!!!! My wish list for the papers was around $275.00 that was just for the papers!!!!! Big congrats on all the hits!

  30. The new ribbon is fabulous. I’m so excited about the doublesided satin vanilla/kiwi kiss ribbon and the wide Pink ribbon. These new in colors are wonderful!

  31. Patty,
    I love the new Bella Rose Designer Paper and the new Scallop edge punch.
    Thank you for sharing your creative ideas. I love your TIPS…….they are very helpful!
    Sharon C.

  32. Congratulations on reaching 100,000! I can’t wait to order the scallop punch and the scallop square. I’ve already written out my wish list!

  33. First off, I just want to say that I adore your site! I’ve been visiting daily for the last few months. I received my last (sniff-sniff) complimentary copy of the catalog just the other day and have to say WOW! I’m at a point where it suits me better to be a devoted customer than a consultant but you better believe I snagged a few things with my last order! I LOVE the scalloped punch. I have tried so many different ways to mimic that look, you have to have that punch. It’s a life-saver. I am drooling over the Bella Rose ds papers. I’m tempted to change up some of the decor in my house, just so I can use it in a decorating element. I also love that there seems to be more gender neutral stamps in the line this go round. When I looked through the catalog I saw more flexibility with the sets than ever before. Also the fact that all the new sets are pre-cut, it’s even easier to get stamping!

    Congrats on your milestone and here’s to many more in the future!


  34. Congratulations on exceeding 100,000 hits!! I am not surprised, you know how much I love what you do! What super blog candy, Mary!! I was sooo excited when I looked through my new catty, so many choices, so little time!! Upsy Daisy, Pocket Silhouettes, Puns from the Past, Beautiful Borders, Bella Toile, and the Curly Label Punch bundle!! Not to mention the new Christmas and Holloween sets and the cool Hostess sets. Gotta keep my full time job so I can afford all my “wants”!!

  35. Congrats on all your hits. I love the new in-colors, especially the blues. Makes me think of the ocean. Kristin (US)

  36. Congratulations! I must say that my most favorite thing in the new catalogue is the scalloped edge-punch. I sooo wish I lived in a country where there were SU demonstrators, so that I could order that punch and some of the circlepunches and the scalloped circlepunch, without having to pay a lot in shipping out of the country to me here, in Norway. Lovely blogcandy, by the way =)

  37. Just received my new catalog and there are sooo many things I ‘want’!!! First, I love the new colors, the colors in the last catalog didn’t grabbed me. These I’ve got to have and soon. Next would be the Two Step Silhouettes, Pocket Silhouettes, and Upsy Daisy. Love the scallop Edge Punch, and the new Oval Punch. I also like the stampin’ Technique page with a featured stamp.

    I would be easier if I just said I love this catalog from front cover to back!!!

  38. I am so in love with the new in colours. My favourite stamp set is Snow Swirled. I love winter themed and Christmas stamps. Congrats on reaching 100,000. I have US post service. Thanks!

  39. i love the new colors abd the designer papers with the new colors first time right off the bat that i loved all the new colors

  40. Congratulations 102,000 and still counting.
    I liked the scallop punch, Puns from the Past, and the jumbo wheel Santa’s line up. Your sight has been so creative and helpful. Your hard work is appreciated. Thank you.

  41. Congratulations on 100,000!! That went quickly — I remember looking at it the end of last week and seeing 97,000 I think. I love the new pink in-color, the 2 blues, Inspired by nature, and the new punch bundle! Yes, I like a lot more but those above are absolutely my faves! I do love the Christmas DP too though!

  42. So many things to like it’s hard to choose… I do love the Holiday Treasures (I think that’s the name) dsp. One thing I decided this year is to get the in colors right away to have a whole year to enjoy them… and so I was very pleased that they are to be given to me or some other very lucky person!! Thanks a bunch, Mary, for the great prize idea.

  43. There’s so many great things in this catalog. My want list is soo long, but I love the new scalloped punches.


  44. Congrats on your blog hits–it’s a great one!
    I like the scallop punch and the DSP this time around.

  45. Oooooh! Received my catalog today!!! So Cool the new colors! Thanks for sending the sample colors for In Colors. I am making a list and NOT checking it twice!!

  46. Isn’t the new catalog fantastic?? I love the new Ronald McDonald set with the matching square scallop punch!! I think it will make some great 3×3 cards!

  47. I love the new scallop punch and the Ronald McDonald set that can go with it. I am looking forward to making lots of cards with those two. I love your site and check it often! Congrats on the hits!

  48. Hi, Mary,
    I already pre-ordered the new ink pads for myself but I just wanted to say congratulations on 100,000 visitors! I love your blog and visit often. Some of my favorite things in the new catty are the scallop punch and the new Green Tea designer series paper.

  49. I still have seen the catalog IRL, only online. I love the silhouette stamps and the new colors are beautiful!

  50. My favorite is the new punches and I’m so glad they have the Trio Flower. I just couldn’t get myself to purchase the punch that came in a kit in the old catalog. You have an awesome blog girl!! Michelle 🙂

  51. I love the new catalog….the silhouette stamps are awesome, as is the scallop punch. It would be hard for me to pick a favorite! Thanks and congratulations!

  52. Mary, Congratulations on your site. It is absolutely terrific and the service you provide is top notch – you truly go above and beyond to provide the best service!! Thank you!! I love the punches – GREAT!! My most favorite stamp set is the flight of the butterfly. I also love the Halloween designer paper. I also really like that techniques are highlighted and described throughout the catalog. The scallop on the front cover is also eyecatching 🙂
    Thanks again,

  53. I also love the scallop punch and already placed an order for that!? Now all I have to do is go through the rest of the catalog and start prioritzing what I want to order next! Yikes…!

  54. Congrats on all the hits and Thank You for your site!!! I just found you sight last week and signed up for your emails – I love all the hints and ideas you share. As far as a favorite new stamp set – hands down I love Flight of the Butterfly, it is number one on my wish list (which is a pretty good sized wish list). Wishing you continued sucess.

  55. Congratulations on the blog numbers. I can see why so many hits your stuff is amazing! My favorite thing in the catalog is the new fabulous ribbons and scrapping kits. I also love all the new paper to choose from. I can see myself using all the new punches too. Keep up the great work.
    We all love you.
    Debi Pippin

  56. Congrats on your hits. Love your blog.

    My favorites are the new scallop punches and the sock monkey with his accessories.

  57. Congratulations on the hits! I am sure I am not alone in my favorite – the scallop edge punch! I can’t wait to get it in my hands!

  58. I LOVE Inspired by Nature, I think that is my favorite. I LOVE your blog too, it’s amazing. You’re so creative. Thanks for sharing!!

  59. Congratulations on all the blog hits! That’s a wonderful package of blog candy you’re giving away!

    My favorite thing in the new catalog is probably the new designer paper that looks masculine.

  60. WoW – What an achievement! Congratulations!

    I love the new designer papers. Gotta go…I have a lot to do!

  61. Girl, way to go on the huge number of visitors!! Amazing! You are amazing!

    I love the new colors, that red is rockin. I also love the new halloween sets. I can’t make up my mind. They are awesome!!! And the new designer brads are really cool! The new papers are so neat! I love this catty!

  62. congrats on 100,000! my new favs are the scallop punch & the designer papers, & ofcourse the new in colors! Thanks for the chance to win! Beth

  63. Congrats on your 100,000 hits. I just got my catalog last Fri. and am excited to place an order! I want the Upsie Daisy set that will be great with monochromatic cards. I also like the new scalloped border punch. I hope I win the in color stamp pads!

    sandyh502001 at yahoo dot com

  64. Congrats! I really enjoy your site – I view it most every day. One of my favorites is the new scallop punch and DSP – Keep up the creative beautiful work.

  65. Mary, Congrats to you on this milestone, and happy to say that I have contributed to many of them.

    My favorite is the Sock Monkey & accessories and the scallop punch.

    You are the best!! Blessings, Teri

  66. YUM-YUM-YUM-YUM-YUM….Have to say that the DSP is my all time favorite item this year. I started marking those papers that I wanted to get – then I realized….it would be SO MUCH EASIER to mark those sets I didn’t want to get.
    Congrats on your 100k (and counting) visitors to your blog……WOW-that’s a whole lot of viewing! Kadie

  67. WOW! That’s a bunch of hits – congrats! I am loving the new catty and my favorite thing is the awesome new designer brads! They rock – can’t wait to get my hands on some 🙂

  68. Mary,
    Congrats on your blog hitting 100,000!!!!!! WOW, is all I can say!
    Great blog candy, thanks for the chance!
    It’s really hard to pick a fave….. I love the new DSP’s and the new punches…and the Big Shot!! (cannot wait for mine to get here!!!)

  69. Congrats Mary. The new catalog is very good. I liked the Eastern Blooms and Bella Blossoms. The new scallop punch is high on my shopping list as well as the Designer Paper. Awesome In Colors.

  70. Mary, from one who has contributed many viewings out of your 100,000, Congrats to You on this milestone.

    I think SU outdid themselves with this catalog. Sooo many choices, my mind is spinning with the possibilities!

    Some sets that caught my eye (ok they all did!)
    Always in my thoughts
    Organic grace
    Live like you mean it
    To you and yours
    Stitched exotics

    And the new hardware set, the chipboard sets, …..!

    Karen H

  71. Congratulations! I look forward to reading your blog daily. LOVE the new catalog! I am excited to order all of the new papers. They are beautiful. My favorite stamp sets are Flower Fancy, Party Hearty, and…to many to list.

    Thanks again for always motivating me to stamp!

  72. I’m wild about the Eastern Eclectic line, and I must have the new scallop square and curly label punches. Oh, and of course the new In Colors! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  73. Congrats on your hits. I just love the sock monkey and the accessories. I remember as a child having one and now I can use this stamp set to make someone smile.

  74. Congrats on your hits. I just love the sock monkey and the accessories. I remember as a child having one and now I can use this stamp set to make someone smile.

  75. Congratulations on so many hits! I really like the Ghostly Greetings designer paper…it just seems so fun!

  76. love your site… cant wait to get the scallop punch but as far as stamp sets love the to you and yours and the rest of the christmas ones!

  77. Congratulations on all those hits! And thanks for sharing so much fabulous inspiration and the great blog candy!

    I’m really a sucker for new accessories. I love all the new designer series papers…Urban Garden, Haiku, Green Tea…I hardly know where to start! And the new Curly Label punch looks fabulous! So…if I had to pick my favorite stamp set in the new catalog, I’d have to go with the Cute & Curly set that goes with the new punch. But I agree; there are so many great new sets, especially all the new floral silhouettes!

  78. Congras!!!!
    I love the new in colors. I can’t wait to see them IRL. The new scallop punch is my all time favorite punch from SU.
    The designer paper is fantastic too!

  79. Congratulations, Mary!! You are such a great inspiration!! I love the punches!! I really like the new Halloween paper. My most favorite set is flight of the butterfly. Thanks again, Mary. You help bring so many of the stamp sets come to life and are a great help at introducing new and different embellishments!!

  80. I forgot to sign my last comment (I’m the three-flower punch lady)
    Laguna Woods, California

  81. I am mad about the new punches. I’m so glad they put the three little flowers out there to purchase separately and I’ve already ordered Heartfelt Thanks (along with that flower punch). Can’t wait to order several of the other new punches. Congratulations on that 100,000 mark – even I helped once or twice since I found you a week ago.

  82. CONGRATULATIONS, Mary. You deserve this milestone so much. Love your blog and your artistry. 🙂

    My fav so far is Upsy Daisy, I think. I love silhouette stamps and I’m very pleased with the new SU offerings. 🙂

    barb hendrickson
    [email protected]

    p.s. thanks for the amazing blog candy!

  83. love the new punches…love the new punches…did i say love the new punches…including the dies for the die cutting machine…YAHOO

  84. Hi Mary!

    Here are some of my favorites: House of Haunts, Haunting wheel, Tableau of Terror, A Flower for All Seasons, Pocket Silhouettes, Inspired by Nature, Upsy Daisy, Nature Silhouettes, On Your Birthday, Urban Garden DSP, Green Tea DSP, Filigree Designer Brads, the new Flower Fusion colors, the new Blooms Again Die Cuts, the Wide Oval Punch, Fall Harvest wheel…….OH! You mean I have to pick just one???? LOL

    Okay, I guess I’ll choose Nature Silhouettes because I can see so many possibilities with that set. (But I still love them all!)


  85. mary, I just love your site! You always have such fabulous ideas and provide me with daily inspiration and motivation. Thank you! I love the new catty…and could answer my favorite new color so much easier than stamp set, there are just too many. Organic outlines, under the stars, heard from the heart, fall flair (hostess level 2) outlined for fun, and flower fancy all look divine and I can’t wait to use these, but if I have to pick just one favorite I’m with you and LOVE the flight of the butterfly, I really can’t wait to get my hands on this one!
    thank you again for providing daily inspiration, i know all 100k+ visitors appreciate all the hard work you do!

  86. Congrats Mary – and I Love the new catty! I love Dreams De Jeur, the Vanilla Hodgepodge, and all of the new punches – as well as the new colors – so I’m hoping I win the draw! 🙂

  87. Congratulations on 100K. I am in love with the new designer papers. I can’t seem to narrow it down to my absolute favorites so I may have to get them all a little at at time.

  88. Congratulations on your 100,000 mark! That’s wonderful! Thank you for celebrating! Okay, the new catalog…what’s not to love?!?!?! There is alot of awesome stuff in the new catalog! I would have to say that the Bella Blossoms and Eastern Blooms are probably my favorites for sets. I love almost all of the DS paper! The new scallop square punch is wonderful!

  89. WAHOOO – Congrats Mary!!! Your blog sis awesome and you already know that I love to stop by!!!

    My fav’s from the catalog are the new silhouette stamps – I ordered them all – LOL!!!

  90. Hi Mary, Congratulations on your 100,000 hits!!!!
    I just checked the new catalog online and I found tons of things I love, LOL.
    I love all the new DP, thay are so pretty and yummy. The new sets I would love to own: Bella Blossoms, A Flowers for all Seasons, Eastern Influence, Fresh Cuts.

    Thanks so much for your generosity!!!

    God bless

  91. I’M IN LOVE with all the new card stock and new floral sets!!! The curly label punch ROCKS!!!

  92. Congratulations on your success! I just received my own catalog last night, so haven’t looked a lot yet. What I am loving right now is the new silhouette stamps…Inspired by Nature, Ups Daisy, Nature Silhouettes. I also am liking some of the new Halloween sets, too. Too bad I don’t send out Halloween cards! Congrats and thank you for sharing your talent with us!!!

  93. Wow~~goes to show how talented you are!
    My favorites are of course the long overdue scallop edge punch, curly label punch, new dsp, vanilla hardware. Oh,yeah, stamp sets~~Beautiful Borders,and the Bella Toille background stamp

  94. “To You & Yours” looks like a beautiful Christmas set to add to my collection. The cottage is so quaint and appealing…

  95. Wow…Congrats on all of your blog hits!! I can see how you got so many because I LOVE your blog!! As far as my favorite, I like the new in colors, the punches and designer papers.
    Cindy Stoll

  96. Oh my! It was SO hard for me to decide what I wanted! My husband set a budget for me and it was almost impossible to stay within it! Haha! My absolute FAVORITE stamp is the Pocket Silhouettes! I knew right away that it was a MUST HAVE for me! Then I found out it was on the sale list and I was in heaven! I am so excited for it’s arrival! 😀 Oh…I also want to thank you for convincing me the In-Colors are fabulous! Someone sent me some of the paper and I LOVE it! 😀

  97. Hurray for you! 100,000!!!
    My favorite item in the book is the Upsie Daisy set! Very cute and wonderful to use for may occasions. Thanks!

  98. Thanks for the inspiration from your blog! There is so many good ones to choose from but, I have to say, I REALLY like Shellebrate and Puns from the Past.

    Thanks for the chance to win the new In colors, I like them all!


  99. Congratulations, Mary! The one thing I cant wait to order is the new scallop edge punch… it is first on my list!

  100. Congratulations on your 100,000 hits!
    I love reading your blog and seeing all your wonderful card samples.
    In the new catalog I really love the new scallop punches and the wide oval punch. As far as the stamp sets are concerned I like Heard from the Heart, Pocket Silhouettes, Inspired by Nature, Upsy Daisy, Nature Silhouettes,just to name a few. Snow Swirled is a pretty Christmas set.

    Congratulations again and keep those wonderful ideas coming! Have a great day!

  101. WOW! Thia is an awesome blog with awesome freebies,can’t believed it! I love the New in colors and the new scallop punches!!….Gina

  102. Consider this a continuation of my last comment – I forgot to say what I liked best in the new catty!!! DUH! I LOVE the Holiday Treasures and Bella Rose Designer Papers, the new square scallop punch and the coneflower silhouette stamps. They are GORGEOUS.

  103. Well, congrats on the volume of web traffic. No surprise to me or anyone who has visited your site once. Right this second, my favorite thing is the In Color pallette, but two seconds from now it will be something else. Great catalog!

  104. Mary, thanks for raising the excitement for the new catalog. I just love the new in colors!

  105. 100,000 hits! Congrats! I look forward to viewing your spectacular cards & ideas! I’m in love with the scallop edge punch! When I saw the rick-rack you did with the scallop edge punch it reminded me of a smock(I’m dating myself)my grandma made me when I was in 5th grade! She trimmed it with rickrack and now I’m going to scrapbook a photo of me in the smock with grandma and I’m going to use that scallop edge punch! I can’t wait to play with it!

  106. Hi Mary! I must have gone to your website a dozen times waiting for the catalog to load! I was so anxious! 🙂 I finally had to borrow my mom’s (which had your card tucked between the pages!) and I have to say it was worth the wait! I love the Halloween themed designer series paper and the new jumbo roller wheel! (I love Halloween, can you tell?). And I also have to say, the scalloped edge of the catalog cover was such a nice touch! Very cute! And I love, love, love the new In Colors! I can’t wait to place a big order!!

  107. Congrats on 100K hits! No surprise! Your site is the best! And you take such a personal interest. Can’t wait to get my hands on the scallop edge punch. I love, love, love ric rac!!!

  108. Congrats on the hits!!! What an amazing accomplishment.
    I would have to say the first thing that came to mind. the cowboy paper and stamps and accesories from SU! I have two boys so anything boyish I flock to, really.

  109. Thanks for your generous opportunity. I think my favorite paper is the bella paper and I LOVE the Bella Blossoms!


  110. I check every new post on your blog…love your style and how you give TIPS. I can’t wait to get my catalog and go through it nice and slow; drooling all the while! For now the scallop punch and Flight of the Butterfly are must haves. Great Blog Candy, thanks for the chance to win! jmniffer

  111. WOW, congrats on all your hits!! Your ideas are so inspirational and I look forward to your emails. My favorite item from the new catalog is the Bella Rose designer paper. I love how it incorporates many of the new “In Colors”, which I just love too! Thanks for the chance.

  112. Enjoy your blog every day! I just can’t wait to get Pocket Silhouettes and all the new punches! My order keeps growing and growing!

  113. What a fabulous catalog! Soooooo many new toys! The Curly Label Punch Bundle is at the top of my list! Along with a few other things!

  114. I come on your blog nearly everyday to keep up with Stampin’ Up! news and to see your work. Congratulations on 100,000 visitors.

    My favorites are the new In Colors (I LOVED your Kiwi Kiss card paired with grays!), scallop punch, Urban Garden, Green Tea, Bella Rose, Ghostly Greetings and Parisian Summer Designer Series Papers and that isn’t including the stamps! Like House of Haunts, Pocket Silhouettes, Inspired by Nature, Upsy Daisy, Kindred Spirits, Grand Soiree, Beautiful Borders, and on and on. lol

    Congratulations again!

  115. Snow Swirled is my favorite, I have no idea what I’ll do for christmas cards, but this is going to be the stamp set I’ll use 🙂

  116. Well Mary – my personal favorite is the new scalloped edge punch. It’s your fault – since you showed us how to make ric rac with it I just have to have it. I quilt as well as stamp and use ric rac all the time in my quilts. Now I’ll get to use it in my cards as well. Yeah!

  117. My favorite is Pg. 43 — Holy Tripytch – I’ll be using it for my Christmas Cards this year – the possibilities are endless!!
    Congrats on a great website!!

  118. The scallop edge punch is a must have personal favorite. The new in colors are wonderful. Congratulations on your milestone and thanks for all your share.

  119. Congrats on 100,000 hits! Your ideas are always fabulous – I especially like all the tips you include! I LOVE all the new punches. If I have to pick one thing, I’ll say the scallop punch(es) – scallop edge and scallop square (I know it’s 2, but I love scallops).

  120. Mary, your blog is awesome. I love the 911 card concept! You have been a great inspiration in channeling creativity within me. Thank you for all you do.

    My FAVORITE set from the new catalog is the Inspired by Nature set – the silhouette stamps are a staple and the sayings are so versatile and practical!

    Eastern Blooms is the first set I ordered. I am not a demonstrator, although I probably should be with all I order and friends I refer to my Stampin Up lady (thank you Brycia!) I simply can’t wait to create masterpieces (at least in my head they are masterpieces) with these two new wonderful sets!


  121. Congrats on 100,000 hits & GREAT Blog Candy!!! My favorite is the new Curly edged punch and the matching stamps. TOO COOL!!!! But there is just too much to love i the new catty…

  122. wow! congrats on the hits! amazing number for an amazing blog. Thanks for sharing. My favorite thing is the new scallop punches and I love the new silhouette sets, ALL of them are must haves.

  123. you already know how i feed about your work: MY kind of cards…both composition and color. even if i dont end up making the card, i still think every one is beautifully crafted and designed. you definitely have THE TOUCH. and … sincerest congrats on your 100,000 hits. not surprising at all, but still quite a thrill i would imagine. sort of humbling too, i would think. anyway, i have to confess that the curly label punch is my fav in the new catty. i just adore punches anyway, think i own almost all of them – am fascinated by the dimension they give to a card. and yes, i use the ones i have a LOT!!!
    thanks for all the work you do to post every day… a HUGE commitment!
    blessings, jo ann.

  124. Congrats on your 100,000 post. That is amazing as well as your blog.

    My favorite things is…Heard in the heart (I think that is what it is called) stamp set. I just can not wait for it.

  125. I love the new book. My favorite accessory is the new flower buttons……they are so cute!

  126. WOW! This a fantastic giveaway! All the NEW IN COLORS! WHOO HOO! I am loving that.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Of course I can’t pick just one thing but I would have to say as of right now my favorite is the new Bella Designer Papers!

  127. Wow that’s killer blog candy. I have so many favorites right now I have to remind my self to stay calm. I am however loving the punches! So fun!

  128. Hi! I love the new colors this year and my new favorite stamp set is the Flight of the Butterflies. I can’t wait to get the new scallop edge punch! Thanks!

  129. Congratulations on your 100K milestone! Well I haven’t gotten my copy yet, but I have checked it out on-line and here is my verdict (so far): Stamps-Grand Soiree (love the chandelier!)& Say it with Scallops; DSP-Urban Garden, Haiku, Holiday Treasures & Sweet Always; ETC-all the rub-ons, new Flower Fusion colors, 5/8″ In Color ribbons, & the scallop & curly stamps! Whew! 🙂

  130. HMMM! Picking one thing is hard. There are way more things in this catty that I want that I’ve been considering the Hobby Demo. LOVE the new in colors- thinking Tangerine Tango would be a great wall color. I’m thinking my first order will be the Halloween DSP and skull stamp set though. Keep up the great inspiration. I check this blog daily 😉

  131. Love your blog!! Your work is beautiful! And congrats on your success!! As for the new catalog…. I Love Everything! I love the scallop edge punch, the Haiku and Bella Rose DSP, and the designer brads. And much more!! Way too much to list! Thanks!!

  132. I LOVE the “Ghostly Greetings” DSP and the new stamp set “Flower for All Seasons” since I adore flowers.

  133. Congrats! It’s no wonder you have so many hits; you share such great examples! Oh my Gosh! I don’t know where to start, but I know that I am anxiously waiting to order the gorgeous ribbons and new DS paper! I am most impressed by the examples SU included this year. Every year they have good ones, but this year’s take the cake!

  134. Way to go on your huge milestone!
    Oh my gosh, I just love the new catalog! My favorite stamp set is oh my gosh, how could I ever pick just one! I love all the new colors and new goodies in the back. Lets just say, my bank account is going to be none too happy with me. lol

  135. Congrats on 100,000! You have a great blog and I visit every chance I get.

    In the new catty, I adore the new scallop edge punch. And a little set called Shellebrate which is going to work great with Crab & co. on my Christmas cards. Of course there is much, much more that I love and will order too!

  136. Congrats!! on your new milestone!! how exciting!! i just got my catalog yesterday and I love all the new designer paper!! absolutely my favorite, stamp set? I will have to agree with my fellow stampers, flight of the butterfly. Have a nice day.

  137. Love your blog! My favorite has got to be the designer paper this catty! I can’t wait to get my hands on the Bella Rose and Urban Garden!

  138. I love the whole catalog, I love the scallop punch, Season of Joy Stamp Set,the new designer series papers, on your birthday, and so much more.

  139. Mary sending you my congrats for the first 100,000 hits, that rocks! I would have to say that my favorite is the scallop edge punch and just ordered the square one. Also like so many the butterfly flight set is our favorite. For DSP I ordered several of the Holiday one, I think it is my favorite. I also loved the tangerine tango and Bella. When I get looking at it there are so many that I could create all day long…Thanks again for all your guidance and this amazing site.

  140. Congrats on 100,000 hits! The new color are yummy! My favorite stamp set is Flight of the Butterfly and it’s hard to pick one DSP, but my favorite is the holiday one!
    Sandy Kay

  141. Congratulations, Mary! (Although I’m not surprised your blog is as popular as it is!)

    As I’ve said before, I NEED the new scalloped punch! Can’t wait!

    Oh – and I’m in Canada, so I’m out for the draw =(

  142. Congrats on your 100,000 hits. I luv your blog. My favorite stamp set is From The Kitchen. My favorite accessories are round tab punch, scallop punch, word window punch and my stamp pad caddy.

  143. Good for you, Mary!!! Oh gracious, just one favorite???? I guess I would have to say Upsy Daisy…or Flight of the Butterfly…or… Okay, Upsy Daisy it is.

  144. 100,000 wow!
    i love the new baja breeze ink. i have been looking for another sentiment set, so i like the Thank You Kindly set.
    thanks for the opp to win all inks.

  145. Congratulations – 100,000 hits is HUGE!!! I can’t wait to order the new flower fusion colors and the designer paper is luscious! I love Upsy daisy and Flight of the Butterfly – lots more too. I have the asst pack of paper but no ink yet!! Maybe it will be my lucky day! Thanks for the generous chance to win.

  146. Scalloped border punch is tops on my list…of course I have a very long list! I try to visit your site every day for inspiration; it is fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration.

  147. I love all of the designer paper…. I have a few favorite stamp sets: flight of the butterfly, simple bday thanks, party hearty. I cannot wait to get new stuff!

  148. How to choose??? I’m loving all the new designer papers, the 6 new In Colors and the scalloped square punch – and I was trying to be so good about not having a long wish list!

    Love your site – thanks for a chance to win!


  149. First off…Congratulations Mary! I check your website every morning with my cup O’Joe! I am also just as excited about the new catalogue! After many page turning hours,I think I’m most excitied about the new Designer Series Paper! One is nicer than the next! My next favorite would be the new scallop punch…I LOVED the Rick Rack that you made with it! I can’t wait to see your new creations!!

  150. What’s not to like? My favorites: Tools:Scallop Punch, Border Punch;
    Color: Kiwi Kiss; Stamp set: Pocket silhouettes; Paper: Urban Garden.

    And, because I’m lucky to have a friend named Karren and a Demo like Mary, I’ll be able to order some of these goodies guilt free very shortly.
    Can’t wait what you do with all the new goodies! I’ll need to get another hard drive to store all your samples! 🙂

    Congratulations on the 100,000! Now go make it a Million!

  151. Hi Mary: Congrats on the blog success! I know I love to check this everyday. You have such inspiring projects! I personally placed my order yesterday and had to include the new Filligree and circle brads. I think those are to cool! Also had to have the Snow Swirled set right away too. There are too many things I wanted, but had to have some patience! Thanks!

  152. Hi Mary: Congrats on the blog success! I know I love to check this everyday. You have such inspiring projects! I personally placed my order yesterday and had to include the new Filligree and circle brads. I think those are to cool! Also had to have the Snow Swirled set right away too. There are too many things I wanted, but had to have some patience! Thanks!

  153. Mary, warmest congratulations on such an inspiring blog! LOVE to view your creations!
    As for faves in the new catalog — oh, my — have to name two — Organic Grace and Heard from the Heart. Thanks for the inspirations!!

  154. Congratulations! The scallop border punch is at the top of my list and I LOVE what you did with it! Thanks for letting me play.

  155. Mary, I’m drooling over all the new sets!! I really like this catty! I think the one set I have to have is Upsy Daisy!!! I love the silhouette stamps!!! It was wonderful to see some of my favs on the sale list!! How cool is that! Blessings!

  156. I just LOVE your blog. I found it about a month ago – just in time for ALL of the wonderful sneak peaks and up to the minute info about the new products!!! I can not wait to get my hands on the new scallop edge punch!!! Thanks for the offer and all of the inspiration!!!

  157. Congrats, Mary! You’re one of my favorite blog finds. I loved all the catalogue previews and now that it’s here, I have to say that my favorite sets are Kindred Spirits and Bella Blossoms–can’t wait to ink those up with all kinds of fun color combos! As for the DSP–so beautiful I haven’t been able to pick a favorite yet!

  158. Congrats on 110,000 hits! I really like Inspired by Nature because I love coneflowers! There are so many other I like as well in this new catty! TFS!

  159. I LOVE the scalloped punch and coordinating stamp set… and of course the silhouette stamps like upsy daisy! So much fun!

  160. Congrats on a popular blog! LOVE it! My favorites are many, but to name a few: Inspired by Nature, Flight of the butterfly, Upsy Daisy, and many more. Papers are awesome too, Hawaii Papaya and all the ones under it. I want to win BLOG CANDY!!! YAY!!

  161. Congrats on 100,000! Here’s to 100,000 more!

    The new Eastern Blooms stamp set is on my must-have list because one of the flowers is the plum blossom, the national flower of Taiwan, which is the place where I was born. I also LOVE wow flowers!

  162. Oh gosh, where to start? The wide oval punch, Hidden Garden rub-ons, designer buttons, Eastern Blooms & Pocket Silhouettes stamp sets. Oh, and the new Flower Fusion. And Hawaii Papaya DSP. Ack, I better stop!

    ps. I have a US residence, I hope that counts!

  163. My favorite thing is the Scallop border punch, it’s the first thing on my wish list. Congrats on your 100,000 hits everyone out there loves your site.

  164. I’m very excited about the scallop punch. I also love the silhouettes. It’s all so good.

  165. DP – Urban Garden!! I also like the simplicity of Happiness is a Journey and Upsy Daisy. Congratulations Mary!!

  166. Wow! 100,000 hits!! Absolutely fabulous. My faves are the Urban Garden and the Haiku designer papers. The colors are so yummy!

    Love your site!

  167. Congrats on your 100,000 hits. I cant wait to get my hands on Eastern Bloom and the new Flower Fusion colors! Thanks for the chance to win.

  168. Congrats!! Well I’m thinking that I like the flight of the butterfly the best so far. Thanks for the chance to play, love your site.

  169. Congrats on 100k hits!!! That is awesome. My favorite thing in the new catalog is the scallop boarder punch, but there are so many things I love I am going to have to pace myself or lose a husband. Thanks for the chance to win.

  170. Mary, Congratulations! Love visiting your site daily.You are so creative! Love the new catty and it is hard to choose.I will say that Inspired By Nature is one beautiful set!!!

  171. Congrats on the hits! My favorite paper is the Bella Rose and my favorite stamp sets (so far) are the Dreams De Jour and Snow Swirled.

  172. I know I probably seem kinda boring, but I am totally excited about the bigger 1 3/4″ circle punch, haha. I know it will definitely come in handy. But I also am in love with the new colors and halloween is my favorite holiday so i’m looking forward to the ghostly greetings designer paper and the chills and thrills rub-ons. i am so excited about the new catalog!!!

  173. There are so many different things to choose from, but I would have to pick the scalloped square punch! That is great!

  174. Congratulations on hitting 100,000 and thanks for sharing your ideas and creativity so freely.

    I have to say I love the designer paper – urban garden is my favorite. And I love how they have do much that coodinates – the roof garden stickers, felt flowers, the coordinating stamp sets, etc.

    And speaking of designer paper, don’t you love that the Green Tea coordinates with the Embrace Life set. Love it!

    Finally, I am so glad that they listed the colors that coordinate with the designer paper in the catalog – makes things so much easier!

    Thanks again for all you do!

  175. My first order will include the new Bella Blossoms set! Wow! That large flower is breathtaking!

  176. Who, hooo! Congrats on making it to 100,000! That is fantastic : )

    I love the Flight of a Butterfly (much like you)! I also am loving pretty much all of the DSP in the new catty; such an expensive habit collecting all this great paper!

    Here’s to another 100,000!


  177. Wow! The catalog finally downloaded. I still have to wait for it to display. From the previews, I like the scalloped punch.

  178. (I never win anything, but what the heck, I’ll try anyway).

    I really love the Eastern Influences stamp set.

    Also the scallop punch, and many of the DP sets (especially Windsor Knot, and Green Tea).

    thanks for the opportunity to play along!

  179. The most exciting thing for me was seeing a scrapping kit featuring my favorite stamp set Big Bold Birthday. Can’t get enough of the cupcakes!!

  180. Oh Mary..you know what my favorite is: the scalloped edge punch! It is so wonderful and I have seen so many neat ways to use it!

  181. Mary – I love your blog and check it everyday. I have 17 pages marked in the new catalog of stuff I want, so it’s hard to pick just one favorite. And everytime I go through the catalog I find more! I guess the Batty for You stamps and Ghostly Greetings DP are a couple of the top favorites for me.

  182. I am loving the new flower sets and also the vanilla hardware. That is so cool – I love that shabby chic look! I think the scallop punch is awesome – esp seeing your ric-rack tutorial!! Congrats on 100K – Thanks for sharing all your beautiful work and many ideas!

  183. I love lots of stuff in the new book, but my absolute favorites are the new punches. Love, love, love, them!! Also love looking at the stuff you post on your blog.

  184. I’m hostess for our stamp club this Friday! I’m so excited about this new catty! I will be getting the new colors, Snow Swirled, Inspired by nature, Heard from the heart, the scallop punch, and new felt flowers. That’s my “short list” for now!

  185. I LOVE all of the new Designer Series Papers. So many to choose from. Thanks for the candy Mary and CONGRATULATIONS!

  186. I love your blog Mary… I check it out everyday just too see what new and exciting things you are creating! My favorite things in the new cattie are all the Bella Rose stuff and the Halloween stamps and paper!

  187. There are so many awesome new things… I want it all!! To pick my favorites…Hmm.. well the party hearty and the crazy for cupcakes and the eastern influences and the pocket silhouettes and the inspired by nature and the upsy daisy and the bella blossoms and the scallop punch and the new colors of felt flowers and the designers papers… WOW!!! Oh I forgot the new designer brads and the clip assortment and the styled vanilla hodgepodge hardware and the new designer buttons and the ribbon…… you get the picture… like I said i want it all!!!!

  188. Hi
    I love your site and visit almost daily! My favorite is the curly labels set w/ matching punch! I love stamps w/ matching punches!!

  189. Hey Mary,
    Congratulations!!! I love you website. It is the greatest. I love the Snow Swirled. It is really cool. I also love the Flight of the Butterfly. In fact, I love so many of the new stamps. What a great selection.
    The catalog is fabulous. Good job, Mary.

  190. Hi Mary! Thanks for this awesome chance to win some blog candy. 🙂 I love so much about the new catty – I’ll list my favorites per category.

    Stamp set(s) – Inspired by Nature, Snow Swirled
    DSP – Urban Garden, Bella Rose (I’m surprised I like it as I didn’t think I would but the more I see of it, the more I like it)
    Accessories – Word Flurries Rub-on, Designer Buttons
    Punches – the scallop square and scallop border

    Thanks so much for asking our favorites – this is just off the top of my head as I know there is going to be more once I discover gems that I skipped over. 🙂 Thank you for your blog and the inspiration you provide. I can’t wait to see what you do with all the new goodies!

  191. I know I definitley want the scallop punch. It is so time consuming using my corner rounder punch. Some designer paper too. I can’t decide exactly which ones. Decisions, decisions…

  192. I really like Flower Fancy!! The new catalog is great!! Your link finally worked for me, thanks!

  193. Ummmm…everything? 🙂 If I have to pick, I really like the Bella Rose DP and the scallop edge punch. I think the Just Jawing stamp set is adorable! I also really like the Snow Swirled set.

  194. Love your blog. Keep up the good work of keeping us informed so quickly!
    I love the new colors stripped ribbon. can’t wait to get my hands on them!!

  195. I just love the Pocket Silhouettes set. Hope to win and thanks for all of the inspiration that you share with your viewers!

  196. Love the new catalog…my favorite items are:
    Punch: Wide Oval
    Accessory: Flowe Fusion Too (the colors are my fav!)
    DS Paper: Urban Garden, Green Tea and Holiday Treasures
    Stamp Set: Since I am thinking “Christmas” I guess I am going to go with Snow Swirled…although truthfully it is too hard to decide.
    Still have a lot of looking to do!

  197. Mary,
    I just got the new catalog and I love , love , Bella Rose. The punches are awesome and the sock monkey just goes to show everything old is new again.
    I would love those ink pads so I could get to stamping.

  198. I am blown away with the number of designer papers that are being offered, but truthfully, I love ribbons. I mean there’s 1-1/4″, 1″, 5/8″ 1/2″, and 1/4″. There’s Satin, Taffeta, Grosgrain. Goodness, goodness, goodness!:)

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