Blog Candy Time!

Stampin up groovy guava blog candy

Hooray!  Somebody tripped my Stampin' Pretty blog visits to 200,000 today so it's time to celebrate with a blog candy giveaway.

The theme of this giveaway is "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue!" 

  • The "old" is a  pack of 24 sheets of retired Groovy Guava card stock and over fifty 6 x 6 sheets of Groovy Guava, Ginger Blossom and Afternoon Tea Designer Series Paper (double-sided, all retired). 
  • Something "new" goes out to Stampin' Up!'s new Filigree Brads (p. 184 of the Fall/Winter catalog). 
  • The balloon stamp was borrowed for the bookmark (note the stamp is not included). 
  • "Blue" (a bit of a stretch) is a cute blue sack filled with an assortment of Stampin' Up!'s Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware (retired).

For your chance to win all these goodies, please leave me a comment at the end of this post by Noon, CST, Wednesday, November 5, at which time I'll choose a random winner.  Shipping to US Only.  Tell me the retired Stampin' Up! product you miss most (for me, it's Perfect Layers) or what new product you like best (my pick:  Top Note Bigz Die . . . . all day, baby).  


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  1. WOW Mary…200,000 hits?!?! Thats amazing…well…your work is spetacular! I can see why people including myself keep on coming back! Thanks so much for the chance at such a generous give away! {SMILES}

  2. Mary,
    I just LOVE your site!!! I’m excited for a chance to win too. The highlight of my day is to see the card you make for that day!!!As far as new products, I love the new Kiwi Kiss colored paper and stamp pads and the scalloped edge punch.

    As far as old products, I miss the purely pomegranate and chocolate chip ribbons!

    Thank you so much for your wonderful creativity!

  3. Love your site…ideas are wonderful…keep up the great work

  4. Love your blog!! The new item I love the most is the Big Shot!! Thanks for inspiring me!


  5. Congratulations on 200,000 hits! Great job!

  6. Miss the old set – Best of Cluck. LOVE the new set pocket silhouettes. Your blog is full of inspiration. Thank you!

  7. Congratulations Mary. You have your own tab on my computer and I have a file saved under Stampin Pretty with all of your wonderful ideas. Keep up the good work. I look forward to seeing your new inspiration every day.

  8. Marian Berggren

    Congratulations on your 200,000 hits!!
    I miss the Garden Silhouette stamp set!!!! ( I still want to find one)
    I just LOVE the Top Note Bigz Die – so many uses!!

  9. Katherine Wall

    I love your blog…my favorite new thing is the filagree brads! Thank you!

  10. Congratulations. What a wonderful milestone. I’m new to Stampin Up. Your blog is wonderful. Thank you for sharing. Denise

  11. I love your blog, I check it nearly every day even though right now I don’t have much time to stamp. It keeps me inspired. I especially love your tutorials.

  12. I miss the stamp set-Peaceful Wishes…one of my all time faves. But I am really loving the IN COLORS for the fall/winter months. They are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing all your ideas and your candy πŸ˜€ Heidi

  13. I always miss some of the old in colors. Also my stamp shelves have more retired stamps sets than new, but I love them too much to get rid of them.

  14. Nicole Ireland

    Love your blog!! Thanks for the chance to win!!! πŸ™‚

  15. Wow! You are incredibly talented and dedicated. I came upon your site accidentally but sure am glad that I did. I am new to stamping and appreciate the inspiration from all your wonderful projects. I don’t know what I miss yet but I’m pretty excited about the crazy cupcakes stamp set. Congratulations on reaching the 200,000 milestone!

  16. Hi, I have learned to order the in colors, for so many of your wonderful samples use them – Thank yiou for offering great blog candy, Happiness, Carol

  17. Thanks for a chance at the Blog Candy. I look at your site daily. Fresh ideas and the tips are a lot of help. I was not into Stampin’ Up when the stamp set “Classic Convertibles” was available. I would like to have that. My current favorite is “the winter post” Keep up the good work.

  18. Boy-O-Boy!! What a treat your giving away. Congratulations on the 200,000!

    I really liked the retired Vintage Valentine set. Wish they would make more of those cute little children in different seasons or holidays. My favorite current item is–hmmmm, well–can’t make up my mind so will settle on DSP.

    Congratulations again.

  19. I really thought I would miss wild wasabi when it was retired but I soon fell in love with kiwi kiss but my most favorite new item is for sure the top note and the big shot.

  20. Fairly new to your site…love the daily inspiration…miss purely pomegranate…love the silver metallic cardstock!

  21. Mary, I recently found your site and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! It seems I just get used to the new in colors and then they are retired! Love Purely Pomegranate! Thanks for the chance to win your clever blog candy.

  22. Mary,

    I love your blog, I check it all the time. The Stampin Up product I miss the most is River Rock card stock.

  23. Way to go on the hits! Wow! I haven’t been stamping long enough to ‘miss’ anything, but I do love the big notes die that’s out now.

  24. Congrats on the milestone, Mary! And your blog candy looks scrumptious. I loved Ginger Blossom DP and would say that’s something I’ll miss. I really like the new scallop square punch.

  25. Rosemary Oberlander

    Congrats on your blog. Love all the ideas –they are so creative.

  26. Giselle Perry

    Congratulations on hitting the 200,000 marker. I miss the old “In Colors.” I love the boldness of the new ones, but I loved Pomegranate & Wild Wasabi. Thanks for your inspiration.

  27. cathy scroggy

    Congrats, on your # of hits. I wish you a lot more hits too.

  28. I miss the In Colors and always wish that I had gotten more. Linda

  29. I look forward to new ideas posted on your blog, the one site I visit daily. Thanks for sharing such wonderful ideas! The retired SU product I miss is the pixie pink classic ink pad and paper…they should consider bringing it back!

  30. Hi Mary,
    I just recently found your blog and just love your style!
    My saddest goodbye came when SU retired Linen! I LOVE that BG stamp—so versatile! I keep thinking MAYBE they’ll bring it back!
    Thanks for the blog candy offer!

  31. Mary, you got me hooked on the Groovy Guava and wish I would have bought the coordinating DP. Must say I’m really enjoying my scallop edge punch. I visit your blog daily and you continue to amaze me. Your cards are always so tastefully done but not overly exaggerated. Thanks for sharing your terrific talents!

  32. Congrats! That’s awesome. I always miss the DP and in colors when they’re gone.

  33. Barbara Roberts

    Wow…good for you! Your posts always a highlight in my day! I really miss River Rock…what a gorgeous color…seemed to go with everything!

  34. Congratulations Mary on hitting the 200,000 mark!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us all.

  35. Colleen Moreland

    Congradulations!!! You have a fabulous site and I look forward to looking at it everyday. More importantly you are a fabulous internet friend. I like how you respond to people. Keep up the good work. You desire the best.

  36. hi mary, i love your blog and can see why 200,000 people have visited it. i think i miss the in color stuff the most, especially groovy guava and wild wasabi. thanks for the chance to play!!

  37. Congrats on hitting 200K! Wow!

    I miss the fine detail embossing powders. I used the black more than any other. I miss Wild Wasabi, it is such a beautiful color!

  38. I found your blog today from the fall Tart & Tangy card you posted. I love it, in fact, I think I’ll have to get the Autumn Vine paper!! What a beautiful job you did. Congrats on the success of your blog, I will be checking back often.

  39. Martha Graham

    Congrats on your 200,000 hit. I just found your blog about two weeks ago, and really love it. Keep up the great work!!

  40. Love your blogs! Congratulations on your milestone. Keep up the great work.

  41. I LOVE your blog! I just found it last week linking from someone else’s and it is so fantastic! Your work is beautiful – I especially love the new Winter Skaters post (how clever is your use of Tang. Tango ribbon?). Congrats on all the hits! I hope I win…I’ve been wanting those filagree brads so bad!

  42. Heather Donahue

    My favorite new item is the big shot dies. You can do so much with them!!

  43. Congratulations Mary! You know how much I love your site and I’m here umpteen times a day, lol!

    The stuff I miss the most right now is some of the old background stamps. I didn’t get the Print Pattern and I am STILL kicking myself for it! It was one of those things where I saw it, thought I’d never use it and then I placed my last order as they discontinued it. The next week I started seeing cards with it everywhere and the kicking began, lol.

    My favorite right now is the scallop edge punch. It’s perfect for jazzing up the edges on strips for candles and cards. It gives such a nice border and is so easy to use. I love the punches SU carries mainly for that reason, the ease of use. There’s nothing worse than mangling a beautiful piece of paper because the punch you’re using is so tough that you’re practically jumping on it with your hands. SU’s work with the tiniest bit of pressure and I love that.

    Congrats again!


  44. Congratulations! I just found your blog and I love it! As far as past products, I miss the InColors of 2006 I think it was with the Cranberry, etc. And the new favs have to be the new dies!! Awesome! Thanks for the chance to win some candy!

  45. Congrats on 200,000 hits. I can see why you have that many. Your blog is great.
    I love the new scallop edge punch.

  46. Congrats on your Blog achievement! Yippee
    My favorite retired items are those in Cranberry Crisp, and Wasabi…
    My new favorite would be the new scalloped punch.

  47. Congratulations on a fantastic milestone. I have just recently found your blog and have enjoyed it so much. Appreciate all your informative information. Thanks for the chance to win something super. Next new purchase has to be the Top Note Die!!!

  48. Hi,
    I love the retired stamp set Feathered Hope.Your stamp site is on my favorites list because you always have new and exciting ideas!

  49. Mary thank you so much for sharing all that you do, on your beautiful blog, it is much appreciated! Congratulations on over 200,000 visitors! My favorite new accessory, although I don’t even own it yet, has got to be the scallop border punch. I always miss the in colors when they retire so I’m hoping to get my hands on that awesome groovy guava paper and dsp! Thanks!

  50. Hi Mary,

    I love your blog. You are so creative. Thank you, because although I am not creative I can copy well. . .hahahaha. . .

    I really like the new big shot, although I wish it weren’t as heavy!

    Thank for the chance to win!


  51. Mary: Congratulations on the many blog hits!! Thank you for the chance to try and win this great blog candy — and we all love candy!!! I miss many of the in colors. Currently, my big wish list item is the Top Note Bigs Die as well as the new scallop punch. Thank you for sharing your inspirations, too! ~Amy S.~

  52. The one retired item I miss the most is Perfect Layers like you. I love that tool. I also like the Top Note Die from Sizzix. Love your blog! Congratulations on all the hits to your blog!

  53. Heather Neidig

    My friend hooked me up to your blog… I’m so glad she did… great ideas – I can’t wait to see more… keep em coming!

  54. Congratulations on your wonderful milestone!! I’m a faithful reader of your blog and love the fact that your cards have such a wow factor… always look forward to seeing what you’ve created!! I miss True Thyme and Cranberry Crisp… I like vintage and victorian style things and they seemed to work so well for those images…
    Here’s to many more hits on your Blog!

  55. I have just recently stumbled across your beautiful website and BOY was I happy. The things I love about Stampin Up are way to many to count – I love the punches (nearly all of them), and the design of the stamp pads, and I wish I could host a party every week just to have my friends together. I guess those are all old things because most are always there. The new things that I love are some of the new hostess sets. I wish they would make them catalog items in future catalogs.

  56. Alexandra Steeley

    Congratulations on the 20000 visitor. Love your blog i was just introduced to it from Taylored Expressions yesterday but i spend a few hours going through it and wow Great stuff no wonder you have 20000 your Great nice blog candy too.. I am also new to blogging with my own site. I love stampin up products the colors over the past few years are so vibrant. I miss the chance to get all the colors with the Stampin up Spots. They should still do this with the new colors. I like the spots to use with small stamps and to make block background paper. Way to Go Girl

  57. Groovy blog candy Mary!

    I miss….Buckaroo Blue, True Thyme and Cranberry Crisp ~ especially since I didn’t get ink refills for them. Doh!

    I love….the new filigree brads (although I don’t have them yet ~ HINT HINT!).

    Congratulations on 200,000 visits!!!!! You DO have the best stampin’ blog in cyberspace, you know!


  58. Kellene Lyman

    Yeah! 200,000 visitors is awesome! I enjoy visiting and getting new ideas. I love the entire Big Shot collection. Right now I am enjoying the snowflakes as I decorate my home for the Holiday Season.

  59. Congratulations Mary! I love to check out your spot each day. I miss River Rock but have a secret supply! I also love the Top Note die!!

  60. Way to go Mary!!! You are quite an inspiration and always coming up with more great ideas!! I love the scallop punch, the paper, the stamps, everything!!

  61. I love your blog! You’re always up-to-date on all the info and show the neatest,newest stuff! TFS! Jeanne

  62. Congratulations Mary! Let’s see… I miss my All In A Row stamp set. I don’t have a sewing machine. I’m enjoying the Top Note Die right now.

  63. Congrats on the 200,000 hits , love you blog , you are such an inspiration ! My fav new products are several of the new stamp sets and the Top note die , even though I don’t have it yet it is at the top of my wish list !

  64. Retired SU product I miss the most: Wild Wasabi, and several of the DSP’s from previous years (it makes me hoard mine instead of using it to make stuff!). Favorite new: scallop edge punch. I love your blog, I subscribe and check it pretty much daily (I don’t even remember how I first found it, probably linked to another SU blog)….yours is absolutely the BEST!! Thanks for all the creativity and common sense tips. Congrats on 200K visits πŸ™‚

  65. I think this blog candy was made for me…I’m getting married in 5.5 weeks and I was trying to figure out what my something old, new, borrowed, and blue would be πŸ™‚ I was just introduced to stamping when working on our wedding invitations, so I don’t miss anything yet. The current catalog is my first one!

  66. Oh I did’nt mention the wild wasabi was my favorite discontinued color. but there are always new and fun colors to pick from.

  67. My sister sent me your site and I love it.I get so many ideas,and it encourages me to do more cards and scrapbook pages. Sometimes I get a brain cramp and i can’t decide what to do, and I check your site. I can see why you have so many people check it out. Thanks soo much, its fun. Evette

  68. Linda Callahan

    Mary – Your blog is terrific – you are so talented! I love designer papers so I miss the old sets when they are no longer available yet I always love the new ones. Congatulations on 200,000!

  69. I just want to say, I love your site. I can see why you have so many hits! The way you post all the details for the projects … just great! I always miss the DP and some of the seasonal colors, but they always come out with more. Right now, I love the scallop punches – all of them. Who know’s what it will be next month!

    Thank you for all your effort – you have an awesome site!

    Lori E.

  70. Mary, congrats on the 200,000 hits. I love your blog. I miss last years in colors the most. Do like the new ones though. Don’t have a new favorite yet.

  71. Annette Pagnusat

    Congratulations Mary! I love your creative writing as much as I do your cards! Your color combinations are always right-on!

  72. Oh, by the way my favorite new stamps so far are the “cup cake” series…..Love them!you can create so much with them…I miss the ribbon the most….Congrats on all your hits too….Thanks again.

  73. I’ve been checking your blog daily and wanted to tell you “your great”, thanks for taking time to show us your projects and thanks for all the “nifty ideas”. Thanks so much your work is “FABULOUS”.

  74. I just recently found your blog and put you on my Google Reader! Great blog candy!

  75. I love your blog! I check it daily and it inspires me to be better. Thank you so much. Also, congratulations on making 200,000! Keep up the great work.


  76. i am wishing i bought some river rock paper. i bought the ink, why not the paper? i did buy plenty of the soft sky. one of my favs.
    congrats on the 200,000. wow!

  77. Congrats on the hits! Awesome! Fantastic creations too! I miss the old “In Colors” – esp. Wild Wasabi…but I love the BS Top Notez Die! LOVE IT!
    Thanks for the chance to win and for your creative inspiration!

  78. Congrats, Miss Mary!!! I l-o-v-e the new scallop punch. I enjoy finding fun new ways to use it.

  79. Connie Gregoire

    I miss organdy ribbon the most!!! I hate having to go to buy it at the local craft store. Never have the right colors there!
    Congratulations on your milestone!

  80. Cheryl McAskill

    WOW-It took a blog candy giveaway to get all these responses!!? To the Blog’s credit it it one of the first e-mails I go to! I did not realize how many people hit your site–Awesome!

  81. Sandra Poarch

    I love your blog, so glad I found it. I miss all the in colors. My favorite new thing has to be the scallop edge punch. I just love punches.

  82. congrats on your milestone!!
    miss the most? chocolate chip satin ribbon….love it!
    favorite new?? hmm….i would have to sat the whole big shot line!

  83. I look forward to your wonderful, creative designs daily. Congrats on the 200K. I am newer to stamping and I love the new die cut stamps. I must say that is the best thing they could have done. Teresa

  84. Congrats on hitting such a milestone! My favorite new product is the top not bigz die — love it! My fav retired product?? It’s a toss up between terrific tulips – which I never bought and am STILL sad about it — and Roses in Winter (my all time favorite set). I love two-step stamping and wish we could see more stamps in this style.

  85. HI Mary,
    Congratulations on 200,000 visits! I love you blog and probably many of those total visits would have been from me πŸ˜‰


  86. What a neat giveaway… it seems a very short while back that you hit your 100,000 mark! Congratulations again! I am still disappointed that SU discontinued the going gray paper, I’ve never figured out that decision, and I keep hoping they’ll bring it back sometime.

  87. Congratulations Mary!!! You have such a great blog that pretty soon you will be celebrating your 500,000 post!!!
    The product I miss most is the Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon!!!! I loved that ribbon. The product I love and I don’t have yet is Embrace life.
    Thanks so much for the chance to win!!! I would love to win, today is my birthday!!!!

    God bless

  88. WOW, What an accomplishment! You’ve done an awesome job since you started this website/blog! You’re truly inspiring, Mary! You keep me wanting to let my creativity flow!

    I love the Top Note Bigz Die – I haven’t been able to order one. It has sold out everytime I’ve tried to order it.

    Thanks so much for your inspiration! Jill

  89. Hi Mary!

    I get so much inspiration from your blog…and I love the redesign (talk about something new! It’s really cute!!) The fact it changes to all the IN colors is just genius.

    My old items I miss are colors like Cranberry Crisp, True Thyme – and copper! I love copper accents, using copper EP, etc.

    Since I still don’t have the Big Shot, I’ll say my faves are all the new punches! I think I’m pretty close to needing a 12-step program for punch addiction! They really add a new dimension to my stamping (and alleviate the need for me to try to cut a “fancy” shape.

    Thanks for the candy opportunity! I’m sure you’ll reach 400,000 in no time!!

  90. Rene' Bilkiss

    I love your blog-I check it daily for inspiration. Your designs are so great–every one of them–keep up the good work. I miss Wild Wasabi retired paper and I love my Big Shot with the top notz die–it is way versatile. Have a great day and happy stamping!!

  91. Wow 200000 hits! Congrats to you…I recently found your blog and its no surprise people keep coming back for more..its so great! Hmm as for a retired item, that is hard it is always sad to see things go probably for me the color Wild Wasabi…I LOVED that green…but like you I am loving the new dies that have come out in this catty especially the topnote and pillowbox! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  92. I’ve just recently discovered your blog and i love it! So inspiring. I would have to say my current favorite new product is the scallop edge punch! I just LOVE it!

  93. redstampinsam

    Your blog is spectacular and so is your work. I imagine everyone who has ever looked at your blog once, looks at it everyday to see what new treasure you have posted. Keep on stamping!

  94. Congratulations on reaching 200,000 hits! I love looking at your designs – they’re so classy and elegant.

    I really miss last year’s “In Colors”, especially River Rock, because it was such a nice subtle yet interesting background color.

    I like the new scallop punch that has been added.

  95. Heather Campbell

    Congrats on your blog hits! I check it daily. πŸ™‚
    My favorite new product is the scallop square punch. It’s just so cute!

  96. Congrats! You are amazing and I look forward to your daily email. I miss last years In Colors especially Groovy Guava however I love the new catalog and holiday mini. Favorite new stamp is Cardinal Christmas.

  97. Congratulations!

    My new favorite is the Top Note Bigz Die too! It should be ariving any day now!

  98. Congrats on the hits. I miss River Rock. I love the Top Note die.
    T. Blue

  99. CONGRATS! How exciting for you. I really miss last years in colors. I’m starting to warm up to the new in colors though.

  100. I THINK my favorite item will be the Top Note die as I have bookmarked a TON of items that feature it. Mine was on Back order for the longest time, and I still haven’t received it. Maybe in time for Easter!!!!!

  101. I miss the Classy Copper embossing powder that SU discontinued a few years ago.
    Mary, thanks for offering such great ideas on a regular basis! I look forward to your blog every time I check my e-mails. Keep up the good work!

  102. I love your blog! I cannot wait to check it everyday and see what creations you have come up with. I miss the last set of in colors the most, I loved Wild Wasabi! Thank you for all of your inspiration!

  103. Mary – you are simply amazing! I check your blog daily. Though I love the IN COLORS this year, I truly miss Purely Pomegranate and Groovy Guava. They are hard to replace πŸ™‚


  105. I really liked the first set of in colors and I LOVED last years in colors. (I really miss my wild wasabi!!!) I really like the pacific point and tangerine tango in colors from the current catalog. Keep up the great work Mary!


  106. Congrats, and thanks for the offer! I am a paperaholic and really am enjoying the DSP from this new catalog and the winter mini catalog. Thank you for all your inspiration on your site and the changes you have made a great…Have a great week..

  107. Wow, you made it to 200,000! I really miss the first in-colors (cranberry crisp, true thyme.) I started stamping when those colors were retiring. The new thing I like are the dies for the Big Shot. A friend let me borrow her ornament one.

  108. I love reading your blog and all the inspiration in provides. Thanks for the chance!

  109. Wow! Congrats on the 200,000 hits Mary – your site is so awesome and always inspiring!! My favorite product that has been retired includes the liquid applique that looks like snow, the pearl ex and also so many of the retired colors too. My favorite new product – you got it – the top note die – it has to be the most versatile product ever!! Thanks again for a chance to win this awesome blog candy!

  110. Nicole Baptist

    Congrats on the 200,000 hits. You site is great and inspires me all the time. I love your daily blogs. For a newbie like me it really demonstrates just how creative you can get with your cardmaking. Thank you for providing such a great site.


  111. Yes, I too like the Top Note Bigz die. I really love the Kraft cardstock.

    I miss the “Live Your Dream” stamp set and some of the older designer papers. I can’t believe SU wiped them all out with the new catalog. Oh well, I guess it will always be … out with the old and in with the new!

    Congratulations on your 200,000th post. Your site is awesome!

  112. WOW!!! 200,000…how cool! I love everything but I was sad to see the paper colors go, although I love the new ones! I can’t wait to see what they come out with next Spring! Yay!!

  113. Congrats on your 200,00 hits! I enjoy your reading your blog!

  114. Congratulations on your blog milestone. No wonder, your blog is just the BEST! I miss SU’s In-Colors from the last catty. I still have some and I really enjoy using Wild Wasabi…this was a good set of colors. This year’s fav is Top Note Die! Thanks for your blog, Mary!

  115. I really miss the different colors of Magic Mesh and embossing powders. As far as stamp sets go, I really miss the Girl Scout stamp set because I never bought it and I really need it now! I TOTALLY want the Big Shot and the light box from the new cattie! Congrats on all your hits, girl! You are so very talented and I love that your blog is all SU! I visit nearly every day, thanks for all your posts and inspirations and wonderful creations!

  116. woohoo congrats and thanks for chance to win!

  117. Barb Hendrickson

    Congratulations, Mary!!! You deserve this wonderful milestone. Your blog is so very helpful in inspiring your readers. Such BEAUTIFUL work. Thank you for all of your hard work.

    I miss so many of the retired dsp that SU carried. I hardly even get a chance to use some of them before they are retired! My fav new product has to be the scallop edge punch. I seem to use that at almost every event I hold!

    [email protected]

  118. Jennifer Engle

    I really miss last year’s in colors… I wish they would give them two years before they took them away… and I LOVE the bella line… paper, buttons, bella bloom stamp etc…

    Congrats on 200,000! and thanks for answering my ? the other day!!

  119. I’m new to stamping, so it’s all new to me. I know this is simple, but after years and years in grade school and in my crafty projects, I love being able to cut a perfect circle thanks to the circle punches!

  120. congrats on the 200k. i love the fact that the new stamps are all die cut for you:) a little easier for me

  121. Wow! Congrats! That is a huge accomplishment.

  122. Just happened upon your blog recently and absolutely love it….Congrats!!!! My fave would have to be the new scallop punch….just yummy.
    Phyllis W – [email protected]

  123. Jennifer Sweet

    To tell you the truth the product I miss the most is the pre-made bow! I like a nice bow and have a hard time making them look good.

  124. I just love your blog!! Congrats on 200K!!
    I have had the big shot(not the su model)
    since it came out on the market about 3 yrs ago and it has more miles on it than one of
    my cars!! Can’t wait to get the top note die!! AND OMG, groovy guava, my most fave color of all time!!

  125. Congratulations on reaching (and surpassing!) the 200,000 milestone! Well-deserved! I could be here all day listing which retired items I miss most, but I’ll pick the top few: Pastels refills, previous In Colors & DSP’s, Stamp’n’Supply boxes. As far as some new faves, I’m crazy about all the scallop punches, the new hodgepodge hardware, and the new silhouette-style stamps! I look forward daily to what’s new on your blog – you do a fantastic job! Keep up the great work – you’re an inspiration!

  126. Wow! What a great blog candy package!
    I LOVE the new in colors sooo much I can’t stop using them!

    Your cards are amazing!


  127. Congrats on 200,000! Your cards are fabulous! I really miss the Print Pattern backround stamp. It was easy to make “Manly” cards with that one. We now have more argyle printed papers and the BIG SHOT which I love! I’m wondering how I lived without it.

  128. Congratulations on your success! Your creations are gorgeous!

  129. I just started stamping, and loving it, but I would love to have the Big Shot machine! Soon I hope, thanks for the chance to win! You always have some great creations!

  130. I really miss last years in colors. Even though I really like this years too, especially Baja Breeze πŸ™‚ My favorite new item though would have to be the Big Shot!!

  131. Congrats on 200,000! I’m new to stamping, but I love your blog. It is the first one I ever started reading and now I read it everyday!

    I miss the eyelets the most, I love color coordination and eyelets are so fun. None of the other companies make eyelets that match the SU! paper.

    Keep up the good work!

  132. Elizabeth Fortuna

    Whoo hoo! Congrats on so many hits! It’s no wonder though your blog is terrific! Let’s see…I miss Wild Wasabi (that was such a great color!) and I love the Season of Friendship set in the mini. thanks for the chance to win!

  133. Mary Merrifield

    I love to visit your blog. Please enter me in the contest for the blog candy.


  134. I just love your blog! You really do make beautiful cards! I love the new die cuts along with the new Pacific point color! But I still miss Cool Caribbean!

  135. Amanda Currier

    Congrats! I check your blog religiously! πŸ™‚ I really miss in colors like river rock and groovy guava, headline alphabet, birthday banter and forest foliage. I really love my new scallop border punch and know I would LOVE the big notz die but I don’t have thme yet …. Thanks for a great blog!!!

  136. Congrats! Love all of your stuff!

  137. Congratulations on your achivement. I love your ideas and your color combinations. You do an awesome job and keep up the good work.

  138. Congratulations! I look at your blog almost everyday for great inspiration! Thank You.

    I missed the Like it a Latte set. (wish I would’ve ordered that!) And I love the curly label set.


  139. WOW congrats on the milestone- that is a great achievement. You have such a great blog though, so I’m not surprised πŸ™‚

    What I miss most was the in colors last year- so this is a perfect blog candy give away. I always hate to see great colors go, but….the good thing is there’s always good one’s coming as well.

    Keep up the great work, always appreciate your fantastic very inspirational projects!

  140. Contratulations, Mary! And, thanks, for the chance to win your wonderful blog candy; it’s my birthday on Nov 5, so it’s my turn to win something! I miss some of the designer papers the most but love the new scallop border punch [don’t have it yet but am saving my pennies]. Have a great day!

  141. Hi Mary, Congrats on reaching 200,000 hits to your website which I might add is quite inspiring. I look forward to your daily cards of inspiration and creativity. I’ve been a long time user of Stampin Up products and miss some of the old stamp sets which I still have (my friends tell me I have enough to open a store) and some of the beautiful papers too. Always look forward to the new colors as I am a direct to paper nut and make a lot of my own backgrounds.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us. God bless!

  142. You’re not surprised, are you, that you topped 200K? I knew I’d miss River Rock when it retired, so I stocked up. There are lots of retired stamp sets I wish I’d bought. I’m on the hunt. On to 300K. It will be here sooner than you think. Congrats — and keep up the good & very inspirational work.

  143. Congrats on the 200,000 hits. I know I help with my daily visits. I miss the sheer organdy ribbon most and love the Top Note die and the die cut stamps most. Great blog and super blog candy. jmniffer

  144. Lisa Cardenas

    Congratulations on your 200,000th blog hit! I don?t remember how I found your blog online, but I?m so thankful that I did ? you make the most beautiful cards and inspire all of us to get crafting! I love the updates by email. They are like a gift waiting for me almost everyday. I always look forward to checking my email to find out what you have been up to. As far as what I miss from the retired list? everything! I always feel like there was something retired that I would have loved to have had ? but then I love it all and I am always sad to see them go.

  145. Hi Mary, Congrats πŸ™‚ I look to your blog often for inspiration and you have been a great SU demo for me. I really miss the Pewter Hodge Podge set from the retired list..(WINK, so would love to get it as part of the blog candy) and Love the die cut sets in the new catalog.

  146. WOW!!! It seems just like yesterday that you hit 100K. I love your site and have referred several friends.

  147. Regina Ellison

    Hi Mary! Congrats on the milestone. I miss the Headline and Letterpress Alphabet Sets.

  148. I only found your blog recently and look forward to seeing it every day!

    I miss some of the decorative papers the most.

    I love that the new sets are already die cut. I really hate cutting stamps and used to wait to do that messy job. Now I can work with new stamps right away!
    Thank you so much for the chance to win this awsome candy. I have no of the new in colors so this would be a real treat!!
    P.S. Congrats on all those hits

  149. Congratulations, Mary! You deserve it. I miss the gold and silver thin cord that SU used to sell. Luckily I have a good supply that I use so many times on my cards and packages.
    The newest thing I know I’ll love as soon as it arrives is the TOP NOTE Bigz Die! I can’t wait until it gets here! I played with it at a Stamp a Stack I went to and I loved it!

    Can’t wait for 300,000!! You rock!

  150. Look forward to your blog everyday for inspiration and cheer. Well done!

  151. Congrats Mary on your hits! I know I contribute to those numbers because I check your site first =)! Some things I miss most is the Ribbon Originals, In Colors-especially-Purely Pomegranite and Cranberry Crisp and old sets from the many mini catalogs. One of my new favorites it the fact that all new sets are die cut! Keep up with your great blog!!!

  152. Carolyn Sharkas

    Mary, I do love your blog. Thanks for the opportunity to win, although you give to us everyday with your artwork and inspiration

    thanks for sharing

    carolyn s
    ceashark at aol dot com

  153. Congrats on 200,000! I check your blog daily. I get so much inspiration from you. I’m new to Stampin Up products, so I don’t have a favorite retired product, but my favorite new item would be the Top Note Bigz die. It’s so versatile. Thanks and keep inspiring!! πŸ™‚

  154. Your blog is great. I have gathered so many great and creative ideas from it. Thanks for the great posts! I can’t really think of one that i miss most. I am relatively new to stampin’ up. As far as what i love the most, I just love all the colors that are available.

  155. Wonderful blog candy! Something old- I haven’t been with SU long enough to have an old. Something new- hard to choose but I would say the big shot and all its fun dies.

  156. Congrats on 200,000! I only found your blog recently and love it! I check it daily and am inspired by all of your great ideas!

    I love the new die cut stamps! Makes life much easier…I dreaded cutting them out.

    Thanks for the sharing your creativity!

  157. Thank you for all the great ideas that you share with everyone on your blog. Congrats on your 200,000 hit. Here’s wishing to 200,000 More!

  158. Congrats on hitting 200,000. I sincerely enjoy getting your daily blogs. You are great motivation and inspiration πŸ™‚ My favorite retired item is the “Frosty” stamp set. My favorite new item is the big shots machine. Thanks!

  159. Congrats on the well deserved milestone Mary! I miss Blue Bayou & Soft Sky inks (I really loved those colors,) and I LOVE the new fancy brads and the exclusive dies.

  160. Mary, No surprise to hear you hit ANOTHER milestone, you are truly blessed with talent. I look forward daily to reading your emails…they are so inspiring. I miss Groovy Guava the most but also Wild Wasabi & River Rock, wish I had more of both.
    Pick me, Pick me, Pick me….oh, sorry, I just really want more GG. Blessings, Teri

  161. Michelle Rosborough

    Congrats on 200,000 hits !!!!

  162. Congrats on 200,000 hits! My new favorite SU item is the scallop punch. Love the flair it gives to any card. Keep up the inspirational work. Love visiting your website everyday.

  163. I miss the old In Colors and love the new In Colors. I wish they didn’t stop after a year!

  164. I look forward to your blog every day. My favorite new product is the Top Note – I use it alllll the time. I miss some the old colors that were replaced a while back, ie Mint Melody is one I miss. Congratulations on your 200,000 hit. Thanks for blessing my early mornings. πŸ™‚

  165. Congrats!! One of my favorite retired stamp sets is still Art of Life – love it and probably won’t ever get rid of it!! I also love the scallop punch and Kiwi!!

  166. Brittney Vaughn

    I totally spaced the retired SU item I miss the most, I’d have to say the DSP papers that come and go…the thing I love the most right now is pairing Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss together for Christmas cards. Such great colors!

  167. Congratulations!! I would love to have the Top Note Bigz Die!

  168. I love your blog! I think your creations are beautiful and your descriptions are clear and easy to follow. Thank you for inspiring me! I miss any punch SU retires…they never retire from my stash, though! I love the new square scallop punch and the Big Shot dies. Congratulations on a job VERY well done.

  169. Brittney Vaughn

    Hi Mary, congrats on your 200,000 hits, that is exciting! You’ve inspired me to no end, I am trying to get a blog going to showcase my own cards, crafts, and scrapbook pages. I get so excited when I see that you’ve posted something new. I think that you are extremely talented. Can’t wait to see what you post next!

  170. Congrats on this milestone! I’m pretty sure it was me that put you over the top—that should help me win, right? πŸ™‚

    My favorite new thing is all stuff Kiwi Kiss! I love that color!

  171. Wow, congratulations on all the hits, and thanks for offering such great blog candy! I recently subscribed to your blog and have really enjoyed seeing what you do! I like the new brads! One of my favorite embellies!

  172. Hey Mary! Congrats on your 200,000 hits. Glad to be a part of your celebration. πŸ™‚

    I love your blog candy “theme”. That is a pretty cute idea!

    And the retired paper pack…yum!

  173. Congratulations Mary on your 200,000th hit. Since I am fairly new to Stampin Up products it is hard for me to say which retired product I miss the most. However, the product I love from the new catalogue is the scallop punch. I just love the scallop finish on cards. Keep up the amazing work.


  174. I love your Blog! You are so great with the computer graphics! I really miss some of the amazing sets that came in mini-catty’s of years past, like the “Long-time Friend” set. I still use it to make tile coaster sets! Keep up the great work!

  175. Hi Mary, I really miss the narrow ribbons and I really like the new in colors. You have a great blog!

  176. Congrats on your blog’s milestone!! I try to visit your blog every day and love seeing what you’ve created. I really, really, REALLY miss the IN colors from 2006-07 along with the Recollections DP from that catalog! To me the paper was soft and vintage…oh well, time marches on. πŸ™‚ I love the new punches, particularly the scalloped square! Congrats again Mary and thanks for offering such great candy!!!

  177. I miss the narrow grosgrain ribbons but have not given up on playing with the wider ribbons.

  178. Lynda Hidalgo

    Wow, no wonder you tripped over 200,000 your blog is the best and you bring out the best in all their products. I must say I too miss last years in colors. But then always excited to move on to latest and greatest of new stuff. Ty for sharing.
    [email protected]

  179. WOW – 200,000 hits – that’s great! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Big Shot and anything I can do with it – I can’t stop playing and can’t wait for embossing folders…but I miss River Rock In-color (and others) from last year – I feel like I just really discovered the versatility – and then it was gone!

  180. Mary Butterfield

    I love your blog and stop by daily. your work is AMAZING!! My favorite new thing is the big shot! I’ve had mine for years now and am glad I can now demo it. Congrats on your milestone.

  181. I recently found your blog and I check it almost daily. You have such beautiful and inspiring ideas. Thank you for sharing!

  182. Cheryl Hellem

    I miss all the in-line colors from the last catalog. I wish that SU could incorporate the old in-line colors into the color families. I loved the Winter Green Paper, i wish i would have bought more of that.

    I also love the Top Note die. So cute, and so many things to do with it! I love the scallop long punch. I wish SU had more punches and decorative corner punches!

    You have a lovely site, your Wall paper colors caught my eye right away. Maybe it’s that Groovy Guava?? πŸ™‚ Thanks, Cheryl Hellem

  183. This time of year has me missing Cranberry Crisp paper, ink, and ribbon. It was such a nice holiday color.

  184. Kadie Labadie

    MISS the OLD In Colors but getting use to the new colors AND…..and favoirte NEW is all the new ribbons that have been added.

    LOVE your blog and thanks for this AMAZING blog candy. Kadie

  185. Thanks for the chance to enter you candy give-away. I just started SU this past summer when the retired list was looming and man was that a hard thing to swallow! But the Top Note Bigz die is headed my way and I can hardly wait to start creating!!! The stamps are terrific and love your creation.

  186. Caroline Howell

    I just discovered your blog last week and love it! I miss Wild Wasabi the most!

  187. Congratulations, Mary! You are fabulous at what you do! Even when I’m too busy to make cards and scrap-booking layouts, I open your daily e-mail to see your most recent delightful project. So many inspiring ideas! You also provide great customer service.

    I LOVED and MISS the previous IN Color products, especially the Porcelain Prints (featuring Wild Wasabi/Blue Bayou) and and Berry Blossom (featuring Purely Pomegranate) 12×12 designer papers.
    I made all sorts of gifts using these papers and the inks.

  188. I have to say I miss last years in-colors. Though, at the same time, I am excited about the new ones! Thanks for all you share!

  189. Marie Donnelly

    OOOPS! Forgot to tell you, I miss the 2007 In Colors the most, luckily I stocked up! My new fave… the Curly Label Punch Bundle!!

  190. I love your work! Congrats on your blog success!
    My fav new product is the same as yours, Top Note Bigz Die!! Can’t wait to get this!!

  191. Marie Donnelly

    Mary, congrats on your 200,000th blog hit! Doesn’t surprise me, since your work is stunning, and your blog so proffessional yet user-friendly. Good for you!

  192. Congratulations on having so many visits to your blog!!!! It has such an eye-catching layout and the design of your cards are always so well thought out and constructed – its no wonder we like it so much!
    The product I miss the most from SU is the organdy ribbon. It gives such an elegant finish to the cards – I was horrified when they took it away.
    The new product I LOVE is the BigShot!! I use it almost daily. It’s fantastic!

  193. I just hope my Perfect Layers doesn’t wear out, as I would truly be lost without it. I do love the new scalloped punch. Thanks for all you share – your site is a wonderful inspiration!

  194. I miss the in colors from last year the most, but honestly, I get so excited with the new catalogs it is hard to really miss anything. I will say that I will be missing the hardware soon(after I run out). Makes me wish I had stocked up everyday!! Congrats on all your hits and for being so fabulous!!

  195. I’m new to stampin up and if the Stamp Set “A Merry Season” was available I would have purchased it. Retired in 2004. So I guess you could say I missed it. The item I enjoy the most is Christmas Classics. Very pretty stamp set

  196. Mary, congratulations on your 200,000 blog hits! Because of your talent, it’s easy to see why people continue to visit and see your work, just as I do. The product I miss the most is Wild Wasabi paper; that particular green shade seems to coordinate with so many different colors. Today my favorite product is the large oval punch; it works great with the smaller ones. Thanks for offering up the blog candy; a lucky winner is going to have a great time using it!

  197. Mary,
    I only discovered your work a month ago when I became a new SU demo but I so enjoy seeing what you are creating everyday in my in box! Congrats!

  198. jo ann deheer

    my warmest congratulations!! all i can say from reading your blog every day is that you deserve about a TON of kudos! love the way you use words and your breadth of vocabulary (i need to do more reading and less stamping???). skidaddle? i think you used that yesterday. speaking of which, ADORED the card you posted yesterday. favorite new product? without a doubt the sizzix big note (i’m with you on that one!!). as for the product i miss most? how about all those luscious in-color papers that they just tossed out like an old shoe … river rock the most missed!!! sigh.
    way to go on 200,000 … and counting!!
    blessings, jo ann.

  199. I would have to say the I most miss Soft Sky. I LOVE that color! I really enjoy receiving your blog updates. I love your inspiration!

  200. It seems like just yesterday that you celebrated your 100,000th. Congrats! I miss the chocolate and Purely Pomegranate wide satin ribbon. They added such elegance to a card or package. I think the newest product I love is the bag topper. I have used it over and over for many projects. I love your site and from the looks of it, a lot of others do as well. Happy 200,000th.

  201. I love checking your blog and thank you for all the great ideas! I guess I would have to say I miss having soft sky card stock available as it remains a very “in” color and works well in so many great combinations.

  202. I love checking your blog and thank you for all the great ideas! I guess I would have to say I miss having soft sky card stock available as it remains a very “in” color and works well in so many great combinations.

  203. I love checking your blog and thank you for all the great ideas! I guess I would have to say I miss having soft sky card stock available as it remains a very “in” color and works well in so many great combinations.

  204. Congrats on your milestone. I love reading your blog. I miss the retired in colors designer papers, stamp pads and inks. However, the new products makes it hard for me to choose my favorite. I like the new Bella Rose designer paper and the new in colors, and my scallop punch.

  205. The retired item I miss the most is the Dashing paper. I know, it was a holiday paper, but I can’t help but remember how much I loved it now that Christmas is upon us. My favorite new item is so difficult to choose, but I do love the Bella Rose paper (and all the sets that are “Bella” driven. Thanks for the opportunity and your generosity!

  206. Mary, congrats on hitting 200,000+! Love your blog and your inspiration! My fav SU new items in the Top Note die cut and the in colors! Keep up the great work!

  207. Congrats on the hits! I am loving the new vanilla hodgepodge. Thanks for the opportunity.

  208. Congratulations Mary. What a wonderful milestone. I am brand new to Stampin Up so I don’t know about any of the retired products and I am overwhelmed with all the new. Your cards are beautiful and I look forward to seeing your blog everyday. Thanks for sharing. Denise

  209. Janice Rogers

    Mary I just discovered your blog in the last few days and I subscribed immediately.
    Beautiful cards. I do miss the in colors as they are retired. Seems like I just get comfortable with them and then they are gone.

  210. Congratulations. I truly enjoy your blogs and especially your creativity. Your cards are beautiful. The product I miss is the last in colors. I thought they were beautiful and enjoyed making cards with them. Enjoy the holiday season.

  211. Congratulations on your milestone! I look forward to your posts as you are one very creative & talented lady! I miss the “In Colors” as I do every year (I wish Stampin’ Up would create a new “color family” just for them and add to them every year). My favorite from the new catalog would have to be the scallop punch (LOVE what you did with it!). Thanks for the chance at winning your blog candy!

  212. Grace Lange-Way

    Congrats Mary – I’m not a bit surprised that you have hit 200K. You have one of the best SU sites out there. What I miss most is the old style catalog with the dark black images. As we get older, the gray are nowhere near as eye catching. What I like most is the die cut stamps! I’m always in a rush to use my new stamps but not crazy about cutting the rubber. Keep up the great work on the site. So glad I found you.

  213. I REALLY miss the last set of In Colors. I mean REALLY. I love practically every one of them. But change is good. So I am embracing the Riding Hood Red and Pink Pirouette. But my favorite new item would be all those fabulous new brads. LOVE ‘EM!

    LOVE your blog too! It is really one of the best. Congrats on the milestone!

  214. Congrats Mary!!! Your projects are always awesome and you are a great inspiration. I still like the scallop punch!! (my top note bigz die is on backorder!!).

  215. I miss the polyshrink now that we have the Big Shot.

  216. Mary… I love your blog and look forward to it arriving in my in box everyday. There are so many retired stamp sets that I miss, but I think “Festive Favorites” the most. I love ALL the new scallop punches. I hope they stay around for a long time. Congrats on the milestone!

  217. I loved Cool Caribbean, so I miss that the most. My current favorite product is the 5×5 art journal. There are so many cute things you can do to that little book.

    Congrats on 200k hits!

  218. Wow~congrats on the hits! Okay now I’m keeping my fingers crossed for this bundle since 11/4 is my birthday! πŸ™‚
    I love my Stampin’ Up SOCK MONKEY sTAMP!! Who wouldn’t?!

  219. Congrats!! I miss the stamp set “In Full Bloom” this was my ‘go to’ stamp set for any occasion. I am delighted with the die cut stamp sets…what a time saver.

  220. I miss True Thyme cardstock. I have a few sheets left and I treasure it….. I love that SU is using die cuts!! I love your site!

  221. I miss the retired Hodgepodge and the old punch/tin sets, as well as the ATC album. I do love the pretty new filigree brads and the scallop punch that SU is offering this year! And of course I love your blog – congrats Mary on reaching this milestone!

  222. 200k-wow, that’s wonderful! Congratulations!
    I miss Luscious Lime cardstock–that’s going back a ways since it’s been gone for a long time. I really like that SU is now die cutting the stamps—I hate cutting them myself! And the scallop punch-I like that, too!
    Love your blog, love your style and love your customer service. You have it all Mary!

  223. Barbara Roberts

    I’d hve to go with Die Cut stamps! So easy, look so nice, and such a great selling point for SU’s already great stamp sets!
    I look forward to your posts everyday. When I open them, I know I’m going to be ‘wowed’!

  224. Mary,

    I was the 200,000!! What a privilige!! I am new to stampin up so I don’t know what I miss but I love the scalloped edge and the ticket punch!! I know I would miss this site if you were to stop posting!!! And I am sure MANY more people would too!! PLEASE continue your beautiful work!!

  225. I miss the In Colors that I come to love and enjoy so much, but I guess there are always new In Colors to fall in love with. I do adore how the designer papers match the card stock and the new papers in this catalog are delish! THANKS for all you do- your blog is so inspiring!

  226. congrats friend…you are wonderful!!

  227. Colleen Kramer

    Huge congrats Mary! You are a shining example that when someone puts their mind to something, ANYTHING can be achieved with determination and hard work. You treat your readers/customers the right way, not only because that’s what you would want, but because it’s the right thing to do. Have you considered running for office? πŸ™‚
    “Underpromise, over-deliver” is a motto that describes you!
    Fav old SU: MANY of the coloring type sets. I wasn’t an illustrator when I started SU (10 years ago), so I shied aways from these sets. Now I drool over the old catalogs.
    New SU: Love the accessories, but hands down I SUPERCALIFRAGISTLICEXPEALIDOCIOUSLY love the die cut stamps!

  228. I love your blog. It is easy to see why so many visit it.

  229. I’m new to stamping but I love evrything about Stampin up!!! You have a great blog! I love looking to see what new ideas you have. Thanks and keep up the good work! Holly

  230. Congrats Mary! That is so wonderful…thanks for the chance to win!!!
    My favorite new products is the Urban Garden Paper!! I love that stuff…For the old product I miss all the colors that come and go…there have been many I hated to see go. Love your blog! It is one of my favorite places to visit for inspiration.

  231. Donna Coffman

    I really liked all the in-colors, sky blue and blue bayou were perfect together and groovy guava, went so well with brown and just saying purely pomegranate was awesome.Wild wasabi I found was a great fall color. I think the in-colors should be extended for a year. For me I love the blog candy, thanks for the chance to win. Thank you for all your lovely inspiring ideas.
    Donna Coffman

  232. I love your BLOG… I think I have told 20-30 other demonstrators that it has to be the best! (BTW- we are all in agreement) Your creativity and designs are encouraging to all of us! We all look forward to our daily viewing. Truly inspirational – Thanks

  233. You are so creative. I love checking your blog out everyday to see what you have been able to design.

  234. I’m reading some of the comments, and say to myself, yes, that’s what I miss most…oh, I forgot about that…that’s what I miss most. I guess that goes to show that even though I think it’s a product I can’t do without, I somehow do. For accessories, I’ll pick the afternoon tea DP, and for stamp sets, yes, I think I miss Snowflake Spot the most. I do love the new diecut stamps like someone mentioned, and I love the riding hood red everything…especially the taffeta ribbon!TFS!

  235. Thank you so much for sharing all you do. You are so very talented. I’m going to have to agree with you that one of the things I hated to see retired was the Perfect Layers. I had just started to get used to it and then it was gone. πŸ™

  236. Cindy Stewart

    I love your blog… it is one of my first places to visit every morning. I definitely miss the copper metallic cardstock and last years groovy guava and wild wasabi.

  237. Groov Guava is one of my favorite colors ever.

  238. Congrats on such a successful blog.=) You provide such wonderful ideas!! I have so many favorites from the new catalog. However, I absolutely LOVE the accessories!! I can’t get enough of the kiwi kiss/very vanilla ribbon. Thanks for the chance to win!

  239. Congrats on such a successful blog.=) You provide such wonderful ideas!! I have so many favorites from the new catalog. However, I absolutely LOVE the accessories!! I can’t get enough of the kiwi kiss/very vanilla ribbon. Thanks for the chance to win!

  240. Mary, your site is so “fab”, no wonder you’ve made 200k in short order!! I will really, really miss Pomegranate when I run out – totally my all time favorite color! Second runner up – Soft Sky πŸ™ . However, I am warming up to some of the new colors and other new items I love are the two new scallop punches and the filigree brads (I’ve already used a bunch of them!) Thanks for the opportunity to win some very nice blog candy, but most of all, CONGRATULATIONS on the success of your site!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas!

  241. Hooray for your bloggy milestone. I would love to win these great goodies! Thanks for sharing.


  242. Congratulations! I just found your blog recently and love your work!

  243. Fantastic!!! I’m just surprised that you didn’t reach this sooner. I love visiting your blog and checking out your new cards. Your card ideas are wonderful and I often forward them to my friends that also love to see wonderful creations. Thanks for all your inspirations. Oh, and your blog candy is wonderful too. Have a super week!

  244. Congrats on so many hits…it’s no surprise to me, though because your blog is terrific! I am very happy to have found your blog through SCS and I am subcribed:) I am sad that SU! retired the Snowflake Spot stamp set…I just pulled it out tonight to make a card and I wish I could use it for one of my stamp-a-stack cards, oh well…I do have plenty of other great sets to choose from! Thanks for the chance to win awesome blog candy!!

  245. Congrats on 200,000 hits on your blog. I love visiting it and usually do every other day, if not every day. I really love the new scallop punch, it’s so easy to do borders!

  246. Congratulations Mary! You go girl!
    What I miss the most?, River Rock and Groovy Guava cardstock, and what I love the most?, scallop edge punch!

  247. Congrats, Mary!!! What a great blog candy giveaway! I love Groovy Guava and would love a chance to win this. As for me, I am relatively new to SU so I haven’t been around long enough to “miss” anything. Although my new favorite product has to be the Top Note die and the filigree brads. So I really hope I win. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to enter and I love coming by your blog to see what’s on tap for the day.

  248. I miss my pomegranate paper … thanks for the chance to win.

  249. My favorite retired product is Fancy Felines. This set came out before I was really into stamping. Once I saw it I was obsessed with finding the set, I was lucky enough to find a used set and bought it in a heartbeat!

  250. Congrats, Mary! Not that I’m surprised – you do a great job of keeping updated on your site!

    I think the die cutting of the new stamps is my fave, but I love the new butterfly set, too. And all the great new fonts used on the stamps!

  251. Wow, congrats on all the hits! I’m pretty new to SU products, so I’ll go with my fav product right now. I’d have to say it’s the Bella Rose paper and the Upsy Daisy stamps. Although, that could change once my order comes in a few days from now and I see the Ski Slope paper in person! πŸ™‚

  252. I’m with you, I LOVE the new top note die, can’t wait to get my hands on it!!!

  253. You go gurl, 200,000 hits! Love coming to your site, not just for the cards, but just to read what you have to say to us all that enjoy everything you do for us to make our cards as pretty as yours! πŸ˜‰
    My fave stamp-Pocket Silhouettes
    What I miss-Something to Celebrate

  254. I miss Botanicals–loved that set.

  255. Congrats on the big 200,000!! Way to go! I just love when there is an email from you that you have an update. TFS. The retired product that I miss is Cool Caribbean, I was not very into the “In Colors” at the time and did not get any and now I just wished I had-darn! The new product I love is the scallop punch. Scallops are so hot right now and it is so fun to use. Thanks for the chance.

  256. susanne sorensen

    Congrats on 200,000! you are my morning coffee companion. thank you for sharing with all of us. the stamp set i miss most is “happy healing”. love those penquins but love the prices on ebay. yikes! what i love the most is the new scallop border punch. i think i’ve worn my out already.

  257. Congrats! I love checking your blog! I love the Top Note Bigz die and am really coveting it each time I see it used! Congrats again!

  258. Congrats on 200k hits that is awesome!! The product I miss most is a stamp set that I missed getting before it retired, Booglie Eyes. The produce that I want most right now is the top note die, I gotta have that one. Thank you for all the inspiration and the chance to win some yummy candy.

  259. Congrats on all the hits! Thanks for sharing so much great inspiration (and the goodies, too). I think I miss Petal Prints the most. That set was perfect for just about everything! What new product do I like the most? Hmmm… can I just say the new designer papers? There are too many fabulous ones this catalog to chose just one favorite!

  260. Wow, you’ve had over a thousand hits just since i visited you this morning! Way to go!!
    I think I do miss the Afternoon Tea paper a LOT!
    Thanks for all your sharing!!
    ~Lana B~

  261. Congratulations on hitting this milestone! I just love your design – you inspire me so much! I have only been a stamper for a year, so I don’t have a long history to draw from. But I have to say I a missing Soft Sky – everything. I just love that with Chocolate Chip anything! As for something new, I am really loving the Urban Garden paper and all the coordinating stamps!

  262. Congratulations!!!!!!! You always have such gorgeous cards and you explain every thing so well on how to do them. Thats why every one comes here :). Since I am new, I do not miss any of the old stamps, but I want.. I want so many of the new ones But the first one I want is the “Holy Triptych”

  263. Oh my! I miss so many things! I think I miss the Frosty stamp set and the Snowflake Spot stamp set the most though! πŸ™‚ For my newest favorite product, I have to agree with you, the Top Note die is absolutely fabulous! I finally broke down and bought it along with the Big Shot! I am in heaven! Haha!

  264. I love the new die cut stamp sets too. It was always my big complaint about Stampin Up, I hated cutting out the rubber stamps.
    Another new favorite thing, not sure if it is new to just me or not, is the Stampa ma jig! Yeah!

  265. my favorite new…stamp set is Crazy for Cupcakes. As soon as I saw that adorable cupcake stack I knew I had to have it.

    And I love that some new stamp sets are die-cut, it makes it so much easier to put them together. As easy as Punch-Stick-Stamp!


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