Occasions Mini Blog Candy Bonanza!

Occasions-mini My polka dot party banner is up!  To celebrate my 500,000th visit to www.stampinpretty.com (woo hoo), I want to offer something special, fresh and new.  So how about giving away my favorite items from the Occasions Mini? 

Click to Download Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini.

Simply leave me a comment at the end of this post, including your favorite item in the new mini and you could win ALL five of the goodies below

Deadline for comments and random drawing for a winner is Friday, April 3 at Noon CST.  US residents only.   Winner has 24 hours to email me their shipping address.  I'll do a second drawing as a backup.

1.  Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper (p.9, 115123).  Click here for my Walk In The Park Trio.

Walk in the park

2.  Scallop Oval Punch (p. 8, 114889).  My top pick in the mini.  Check out this sample!

Scallop oval punch

3.  Baja Breeze Corduroy Buttons (p. 5, 114344).  Here are my examples in Pacific Point and Summer Sun.

Corduroy buttons

4.  Summer Love Rub-Ons (114620).  2 sheets of beautiful colored rub-ons.  Note the options that coordinate with the Scallop Punch!  I Summer "Loved" this card.

Summer love rub-ons

5.  PLUS a free gift from the "under $10" options on p. 208 of the Spring-Summer Catalog.  Click here for details (Note: you won't need to purchase anything ๐Ÿ™‚

REMINDER:  DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS AND RANDOM DRAWING IS FRIDAY, APRIL 3 AT NOON CST.  GOOD LUCK!  Hugs . . . Mary

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338 Comments:

  1. I love so many things in the mini, but I have to say that the scallop oval is my favorite, it will go along perfectly with all of my other scallop punches:)

  2. My favorite item in the mini is the train track wheel.

  3. My favorite item is the scallop oval punch, with the large oval punch and Oval All

  4. My favorite item is the new matchbox die and matching stamp set.

  5. I’ll have to say that I love the new papers. I can already imagine what I can create with them.

  6. Congrats on the hits. Thank you for the offer, esp. generously giving new stuff. I really like most everything in the mini catty but I was most excited about the scallop oval punch and the coord. set Oval All. Have a great week.

  7. My favorite thing in the new Occasions mini is the Great Friend stamp set – I love the butterfly image!

  8. I just love that they are offering more colors in the corduroy buttons! They’re adorable!!

  9. I have quite a few items on my wish list for the Occasions Catalog. The Scallop Oval Punch is at the top and second is the Matchbox Die with matching stamps third.

  10. My favorite items are the scallop oval punch, the dsp and the matchbox die. Congratulations on 500,000 hits! I have to tell you, I just found your blog not too long ago and I just love it. You are so creative, fresh and modern! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  11. Congrats! Holy Moses this is some blog candy! You have such an amazing style, I love your cards. So far I am loving the matchbox die and the Soft Summer stamp set…

  12. I’m a sucker for punches. That is my first choice. I may have to get the matchbox die too. Congrats on your blog….great blog candy

  13. I love everything in the spring mini. My favorite is the matchbox die and stamp set. They are to die for:)

  14. My favorite is the scallop oval punch. All I need is one more punch but this is calling my name.

  15. I just recently found your blog and love it! I think the just beachy stamp set is super cute.

  16. My wishlist is always growing! I think most of all I’d love the Wagon full of Fun stamp set….but no matter what I do need that scallop oveal punch!
    Thanks for the chance at great candy Mary!

  17. I LOVE the scallop oval punch! I have all kinds of ideas for that little gem!

  18. ,MELISSA DENGEL

    THERE ARE SO MANY THAT I LIKE…. I THINK THE SCALLOP OVAL IS NEAT AND THE NEW BIG SHOT DIE AND THE BEACH SET ARE ALL ON MY WISH LIST…
    MELISSA IN WI

  19. Veronica Correa

    First of all Congratularions on reaching 500,000 hits! But I am not surprised; your cards are lovely and like I said before you are an inspiration. Two of the “must have” from the new mini is the Ovall All stamp set and the scallop oval punch.

    Thank you!

  20. I just can’t wait to get my little hands on the scallop oval punch. I really love your stampin pretty site and just have to check it out everyday. Best Wishes and many more hits on our site.

  21. Congratulations, Mary!! No surprise that you’ve reached 500K hits, you are fabulous! I LOVE the scallop oval punch and the coordinating stamp set is also high on my wish list. Very cute new mini. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  22. Judy Harrison

    Mary, congratulations on your hits. I have been a “follower” of your blog for some time as you give me great inspiration. My fave in the Mini Occasion catalog is the Oval scallop punch.

    Judy

  23. Yes, very difficult indeed to choose, but if I have to choose one, I think it’s the yummy Walk in the Park paper!

    I LOVE your blog and visit every day for inspiration and tips. I thank you so much for sharing so much!!

    Best wishes for 500,000 more!!

  24. It’s really hard to pick one thing in the mini that I love. The scallop oval is SCALLOPED so of course I love it. But then I love any and all things with butterflies so the paper, stamps, and rub-ons are also favorites. Then there’s the new corduroy brads, they’ve made me fall in love with the color gray and use it instead of chocolate chip all the time!

  25. My favourite is Forest Friends! Congrats and thanks for the opportunity at an awesome contest!

  26. There are so many products that I like in this mini but my definite favorite is the scalloped oval punch! Love the matching stamp set too! Congrats on all of your blog hits! I visit your blog regularly and love your work… the designs are always so clean and elegant!!

  27. Congrats!!! You have a FANTASTIC blog! I visit EVERY DAY. Thank you for your hard work. Also, thanks for being so generous….we should be giving YOU blog candy!!
    My favorite is the scallop oval punch!

  28. I LOVE the mini…Love the train set the best I think, but also the summer flower set at the beginning and the scallop oval and the white ribbon and the set with the cute little wellies! I want it all!

  29. I agree w/ all the other comments on here! I am inspired by you DAILY!!!! Also your tidy organization. I aspire. ๐Ÿ™‚ My favorite item that is new is the scallop oval punch. I am a punch addict. Thank you for all that you do!

  30. I love all the cute cards and inspiration you provide. I have to agree, the scallop oval punch is the best thing in the Mini. I can’t wait to get one!

  31. I like the new Walk in the Park Designer paper and the new courdaroy buttons. Thanks for the chance to win.

  32. Wow! What a generous give away. Love that Soft Summer stamp set.

  33. Connie Van Hooser

    I think one of my favorites is the scallop punch and stamp set that matches, I love when they do them to fit each other,makes it easy to use. I love your site, I am here sometimes twice a day to get color ideas,you make it look so easy! Congrats!

  34. Wow, congrats on so many visits! My fav item has to be the scalloped oval punch (if I have to choose just one!)

  35. Hi Mary,

    love your blog…the walk in the park DSP and the coordinating rub-ons, and stamp set.

  36. Anne in Minnesota

    Congratulations! I love your blog and read it most every day and am so inspired by your ideas. My favorite item in the mini is the oval scallop punch. How fun!

  37. Wow – hard to pick just one thing from the mini as my favorite as I love so much of it. If I have to pick I think it would be the scallop oval punch.

    thanks for the chance to win and love you blog.

  38. Wow! Congrats on your milestone! I love the scallop oval punch. It’s the added “punch” that really accents the oval punch ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Sabrina Hanson

    What an exciting giveaway! Gosh it’s so hard to choose a favorite to so many incredible products. I guess I would say that my favorite would have to be the Oval All stamp set. Love the coordinating products they make!

  40. My favorite stamp set is Forest Friends. I can’t wait to get it. It’s soo affordable! I also love the matchbox die!

  41. Amanda Baloun

    Congratulations on your milestone!!
    My favourite item out of the Occasions Mini Catalogue would be the “Oval All” Stamp set with coordinating Scallop Oval Punch. Absolutely beautiful and to think of all of the cards and gifts that I can make!!

  42. Congrats Mary!!!
    I love the Matchbox die and scallop punch and set. The wagon set is adorable too. Ohhh toomany choices.
    Marcia

  43. My favorite item is Soft Summer, which I ordered today ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. Suzanne Silva

    My favorite is the very versital sayings. I am so picky but these are sentiments I really like. Close 2nd is scene in a garden, reminds me so much of mom and home in MN.

  45. Connie Gregoire

    I love the Oval all stamp set with the Scallop oval punch!Congratulations on an impressive milestone! What a great giveaway!

  46. Mary – how super generous of you! Congrats on the blog hits. I love coming by and reading/seeing your creations. Thanks for continuing to share with us and be a source of inspiration. My favorite item is the scallop oval punch and the stamp set I like is “Eight Great Greetings”. I’ve already updated my wish list so thank you for linking the mini catalog! ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. Karen Davidson

    Hi Mary-Thanks for the great opportunity to win fantastic items! I have to say my favorite from the new Mini is the scallped oval punch…my, what I’d be able to do with that! Thanks again and congrats on this blog milestone! Karen Davidson

  48. Congratulations on reaching half a million hits! I love checking your blog – you always have so many fresh new ideas. My favorite item in the mini is Scene in a garden, but I love the new scallop oval punch and coordinating stamps too.
    Thanks for a chance to win some awesome goodies!

  49. Wow! That is quite a following… I am still following along & gaining inspiration from your creation! Thanks Mary *

  50. Susan Houston

    I have to check your site everyday for new inspiration! Wouldn’t be a day without it!

  51. Linda Callahan

    Thanks for the mini catalog Mary! Love the new scallop punch – I’ll be ordering soon. Looking forward to your posts using the new items.

  52. Congrats on your hits! Your blog is the ONLY one that is qued on my google reader that I actually click on to visit (usually drives me crazy and I delete the blog from my reader). Always worth my time!!! You are SO inspiring to me and many others!! I wish you continues success always!!!!!!!!
    Oh, my fav mini item….tough one! I’m thinking the matchbox die! That is SO cute!!!
    ~Lana B~

  53. Congrats on the blog hits!
    My fav is the scallop oval punch – love punches!

  54. Hi there and congratulations! My favorite would be the “Walk in the Park” paper series. I just love the way Stampin’ Up! makes coordinating projects so easy with colors, solid and prints, inks, rub-ons, markers, and stamps too. There is endless variety with their products. I am excited just writing about it!

  55. Wow! Such a generous gift for simply leaving a comment! I love the Oval All stamp set, and the scallop punch is a close second. Thanks for all your inspiration, and many wishes for your continued success!

  56. Congrats on 500,000!! Love the blog and your beautiful stampin’ space!!

  57. Melissa J Royster

    My favorite is the is the Matchbox die. I love the labels that come with it. Congrats on your hits! You have been a blessing to may people.

  58. Hi Mary, congrats on your 500.000 hit! “Everyone luvs Mary”,la la la la la la…..and since I am a California girl, my favorite of course is Soft Summer,Summer Love Rub-on’s,Just Beachy,Walk in the Park DSP, and last but not least Lazy Days Wheel, oops….THE SCALLOP OVAL PUNCH!! I couldn’t pick just “1”, <3 Gina

  59. I love so much in the mini catalog.If I have to choose my favorite it wuld be the oval scallop punch.

  60. Congratulations on the 500,000 hits. Wow! I love your blog, and apparently a lot of other people do, too. My favorite item in the mini – that’s tough. I’m thinking it would be the Scallop Oval Punch.

  61. Hello, first I want to say I love you blog and never miss a day.
    My fav from the new Occasions..hmm tough, I LOVE the scallop oval punch of course but I really love the simplicity of the Scene in a garden stamp set.

    Congrates on the success!!

  62. Elizabeth Glass

    Mary,
    Iam not surprised by your 500,000 hits!! It’s well deserved!I enjoy coming to your blog so much! I think I love the new punch!
    Thank you so much for giving us a chance to win,Elizabeth

  63. Congrats on 500,000 hits!!!
    The new mini is awesome! I have to say I love the printed window sheets best, they look really neat to work with!

  64. I love your blog!! My favorite is the scallop oval punch. I must get my hands on that! Thanks for a fun contest!

  65. Congrats on such a successful site. I have only recently found it and I’m truly enjoying the inspirational ideas you share. As a rookie stamper, I love finding talented crafters like you to expand my own horizons!

    I LOVE the scallop oval punch! Such a useful tool in my “tool box”!

  66. Congrats on your 500,000th visit! I just love your site! Your cards are beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚ My favorite thing in the mini is the oval all stamp set to go with the awesome scallop oval punch!

  67. Mary,
    Congrats on your 500,000 hits! I can truly see how you got so many and I’m sure you will get 500,000 more! I absolutely EVERYTHING in that little book! Thanks for sharing!
    Missy

  68. Hello my favorite is the wonderful scallop oval punch. I love your blog!! I have my fingers crossed!!

  69. Mary, this doesn’t suprise me. You’re blog is by far my favorite I love all the cards and everything you do.
    My favorite thing is the scallop punch. I just love all the punches, but this is really a good one!
    Linda H

  70. Congrats and the hits, and WOW at the giveaway!! I absolutely ADORE everything in this mini, but the Forest Friends are BEGGING to be added to my collection, lol!

  71. Mary…I love your blog…I can’t wait to look at it each day!!
    I also love the new corduroy buttons and since I have a little boy they will be prefect on a scrapbook page or a card. Thanks for always sharing and have a great day!
    Holly for Texas

  72. The item I NEED from the new mini is the scallop oval punch. (Don’t forget the coordinating stamp set!) Oh yeah, the DP is swwwweeeeeet too!
    Thanks for your awesome blog and all the inspiration you supply. Also, thanks for a chance to win!!

  73. Oh, that’s a tough choice. I really like the stamp set Very Versatile, and I love the Walk in the Park designer series paper.

  74. Congratulations on so many hits. I visit your blog often. My favorite thing from the Occasions Mini is probably the Summer Love Rub-Ons. Rub-0ns are so easy to use and can transform so many simple things into something beautiful. ๐Ÿ™‚

  75. That oval punch is my favorite – I can’t get enough of ovals!

  76. Jennifer Johnson

    Congratulations on you 500,000 hits! Wow! what a wonderful selection of goodies. I like the Scene in a Garden, I love the boots. Also the scallop oval punch is a must.

  77. Annette Pagnusat

    Congratulations! Your blog has me addicted. Yours was the first I subscribed to, now thanks to your sidebar links, I regulary read about 6 of then! I really love Scene In A Garden but really like everything in this one! You are an asset to SU and stampers alike!

  78. Congratulations!!!! I visit your blog daily. My favorite from the mini catalog is the Scallop Oval Punch followed by the Oval All to go with the punch. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win!

  79. Congrats on all those hits! Thanks for sharing so much great inspiration!!!

    The mini catalog is so fabulously diverse this time. I don’t know how on earth I’m supposed to pick just *one* favorite. How about a favorite new die (the matchbox!) a favorite new punch (ah, more scallops is such a happy thing!), a favorite new paper (I *heart* coral and I’m so glad to see it show up in the Walk in the Park DSP!) and a favorite new stamp set (Great Friend has that fabulous frame and I love that font!).

  80. Hi Mary,
    Congrats on making 1/2 MILLION visitors (doesn’t that sound even more impressive than 500,000???) ๐Ÿ™‚ I can say I “subscribe” to many stamping blogs, but your is the one I’m truly excited to see the updates of!
    My favorite item in the mini is the scallop oval….. I am crazy for punches!
    Tracy

  81. Hi Mary,
    Love your blog and all of your wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing them with us. My favorite item is the scallop punch. I also really like the new DSP.

  82. Grace Lange-Way

    I’m torn between two favorites from the Occasions Mini Catalog – I love the Scene in a Garden set #113246 AND, of course, I love the scallop punch. Gotta’ have ’em, Gotta’ have ’em! Huge congratulations on hitting 500,000……I can’t even imagine that many hits. I just want to thank you so much for all the wonderful card samples you so graciously share and for the fantastic service you provide. Thanks Mary.

  83. karen cardenas

    Congratulations! I am so glad I found your blog, I love the daily updates and look forward to it every day! How generous of you!

  84. Hi Mary,
    Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy. I love your site. Beautiful work. My favorite is the DSP and the scallop punch. I love all of their punches. Congratulations on all of your achievements.

  85. Judy in California

    Mary,
    Congratulations on your website success. Your creations are a real inspiration. My favorite item in the mini catalog is the matchbox bigz xl die.
    Judy

  86. karen cardenas

    oooophs, i forgot to name my new favorite item, the scallop punch!

  87. My favorite is the scallop oval punch. I love your website .

  88. Congratulations! I love your blog! You make me want everything I see! My favorite one item, if I had to pick, would be the oval scallop punch. Of course I love all of the papers, accessories, new die, etc. but if only one…gotta have the punch!

  89. Heather Donahue

    Congrats on all the hits. Wholy moley!

  90. I am so impressed with your daily posts and organized-ness. ๐Ÿ™‚

    My favorite item in the mini…so many options…here are my top three:
    1) Printed Window Sheets – awesome and easy embellishment
    2) Walk in the Park DSP – love the colors and the patterns
    3) Just Beachy stamp set – super fun images and lots of stamps!

    Thanks for opportunity to win some (blog) candy!

  91. It definitely has to be the new scalloped punch! Stampin Up! punches are so easy to use and I love the shape of this new punch.

  92. jeanne nielsen

    I love just about…wait…all of the goodies in this mini! My favorite is probably the matchbox die, but of what you posted, I have to say that the paper is my fave! TFS! Jeanne

  93. I love your blog! Your ideas are refreshing and new! I love the scallop punch, and the Beach wheel. We go to the beach every summer, and I am always looking for cool things to scrap with!

  94. Connie Adkins

    I have never used rubons before and I am looking forward to these especially since they are colored.
    Connie A

  95. Congrats, Mary! What an amazing giveaway to mark your milestone celebration. I love, love, LOVE the corduroy buttons!

  96. Congrats on all your hits. Your blog is wonderful. So many creative ideas! My favorite item hands down is the scallop oval punch. I have always loved the oval shape and now with scallops it is a ‘keeper’.

  97. Dee Dee Bryans

    I absolutely love your site…so full of inspiration and perfection. Oh to pick only one favorite from the mini catalog…I love the Great Friend set, love the oval punch but the Just Beachy set speaks to me…..so much fun and I adore the beach! It has so many possiblities! Thanks for keeping us all inspired!!!

  98. I love your stamping room! The organization and overall vibe give me something to aspire to. I love the buttons, such great texture and baja breeze and gray are two of my very favorite colors!

  99. Shawn Wenrich

    The great friend stamp set. Ever since I saw this on a card last week I’ve been waiting for the mini catalog to start. I really like the card you made with the butterfly rub on too so I’ll be looking to by the rubons as well. Thanks for posting all of your beautiful projects and cards. They are amazing!

  100. Congrats Mary!

    Your blog is just a joy to visit! I wait each day to see what you have created and what new ideas you have to share. You have such a flair for design and color.

    I think my favorite thing in the new occasions mini would
    be the Bigshot matchbox die and coordinating labels. I also reallly love Forest friends and The sense of Time stamp, it is so elegant. So many fun things to choose from!!

    Congrats again!!

    Heidi

  101. Hello…congrats on your success! I love your sight and visit it daily. My favorite is the Eight Great Greetings.

  102. congrats Mary. So excited to get my stampin’ up stuff I ordered. Thanks for your help. I love the oval scalloped punch. I can think of all kinds of uses for it ๐Ÿ™‚

  103. Mary O'Connell

    I absolutely love the Summer Love rub-ons– almost as much as I love your blog. I really look forward each day to seeing your latest beautiful creation!

  104. Congrats on your 500,000th! Love, love, love the new banner! I know my friend and I have conversations about your blog all the time. Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy! I have my fingers crossed ๐Ÿ™‚ My favorite item in the catalog is the Scene in a Garden set. Also I know at least 3 kids that would love to get cards adorned with stamps from the Choo Choo stamp set.

  105. I love it when you have colored dots at the top of your site. It means fun is here. I love the “Walk in the Park” paper series. Stampin’ Up! makes it easy to coordinate a projects with colors, paper, inks, markers, and stamps too! I’m excited just writing about it!

  106. Congrats on all your hits! I love your blog – your work is fabulous. My favorite item from the mini is the Matchbox die.

  107. Congrats Mary! I love your blog – I visit every day! My favorite thing is the scallop oval punch.

  108. My favorite in the mini is the forest friends. I love your blog, I’m a subscriber.

    Thank you for the chance to win.

    Congrats on your hits.

    Debbi

  109. My absolute favorite is the new scallop punch. Love it!

  110. Congratulations on the hits! Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful ideas. Your blog is one of my favorites!
    My favorite item in the mini is the scallop oval punch.
    Carolee

  111. First, let me say I always look forward to reading your blog, your style is so crisp and clean, I love it. I have so many favorites in the occasions mini, but if I was forced to choose just one it would be the Matchbox Bigz XL Die. I once saw an advent calendar made out of matchboxes and can’t wait to make one of my own!

  112. Congratulations on 500,000 hits to your website! My favorite item is the scallop oval punch. Thanks for the contest.

  113. I recently found your blog and find it so inspirational. Congratulations on all the hits! My favorite new item in the new mini catalog is the scallop oval punch. Very tempting!

  114. Mary I am so happy for you that you have reached 500,000 hits! WOW. I am not at all surprised. You are so talented and such a nice person too. I feel so fortunate to be part of your team. Wishing you continued success and I am looking forward to all the pretties yet to come.

    Thank you for a wonderful site!
    Laurie

  115. Well, I have to agree with most of the posts, my favorite too is the scallop punch and coordinating stamp set! I love SU’s punches and hope to add this one to my collection soon. Mary, you are the best! I love your blog and all your creations. You are so talented and I’m so thankful you’re there for all of us!

  116. well, I like this one and that one and this one….. one of each please!!!!

  117. congratulations on this milestone…my fav would have to be the walk in the park dsp…

  118. I just found your blog and have bookmarked it and visit everyday. Love how you have layed it out. Congratulations on your milestone. The scallop punch is my favorite. Thank you for the chance to win.
    Sharon King

  119. Mary, It’s no surprise to me that you are at 500K hits; your projects are always creative and unique and I love your descriptions with all the tips. I’m a sucker for DSP so the “walk in the park” DSP makes my socks roll up and down (as my demo would say)!

  120. Love your blog and thanks for giving me so many inspirations. My favorite thing is the Matchbox Bigz XL Die.

  121. Mary – 500,000!!! That doesn’t surprise any of us who visit your sight every day. You are so creative and an inspiration!! Thank you!!! My favorite item in the new mini is the scallop oval punch. It’s a wonderful addition to the other oval punches.

    Ruth

  122. Congrats on another fab milestone!! It’s easy to see why you’ve had so many hits =) My favs in the new catalogue are the matchbox die and the great Friend stamp set. Love the giveaway – you are super generous!

    Chrystal

  123. I recently found your blog and have so enjoyed following it and watching for your unique creations! I love your style. Congratulations on reaching your milestone of ‘hits.’ My best wishes for your continued success.

  124. My favorite things are the Choo-Choo, Oval all, and Matchbox die. Congrats on hits! Love your blog so I own many of those hits.

  125. I’ve only recently discovered your blog, and love to see your FABULOUS creations every day. So crafty! My favorite item out of the mini is—-the scallop punch. Punching makes me happy. And as others have said, thank you for the chance to win. FUN, FUN, FUN!

  126. Melissa Riker

    Congrats Mary! My favorite new item is the Just Beachy set-too cute!

  127. I absolutely LOVE the Walk in the Park paper and the Good Friend set. I can’t wait to have both, so I can use them with the movers and shapers die. ๐Ÿ™‚

  128. Genelle Collins

    So hard to choose! But I am definitely a fan any punch! And definitely a fan of your work!

  129. I love the new Rub ons. Such fresh and pretty colors, they are definitely getting me in the mood for warmer weather! keep up the amazing work, Mary!

  130. Corduroy buttons, DSP, oval scallop punch, and … way too much!

  131. Cpngrats on you milestone number of hits! Your creations are wonderful. I love the new scalloped oval punch and the stamp set that coordinates with it.

  132. I love the Crisp, Cool lines and Colors in those Rub-ons….going to regret not pre-ordereing those for sure!
    There is no need for me to be put into the drawing since I’m a hobbyist Demo.
    I wanted to take the opportunity the congratulate you on another milestone. Thanks, again, for sharing your creativity with all of us!

  133. I Love your blog!!! Love the fresh ideas that you post and the amazing projects you create. My favorite item is the Walk in the Park Designer Series.
    Thanks!
    Ana Sophi

  134. Congratulations on the big milestone!
    The daily inspirtion is what I needed : )
    If I can only pick ONE from the mini (you know it’s hard), it would be the “Great Friend” stamp set, the butterfly is so pretty : )
    Wish I am the lucky winnner : )

    Lauren Y.

  135. Lydia Galbraith

    Window Sheets! Just when I was beginning to think that I wanted to see into the boxes I made…S.U. comes up with the thing I need + more – Printed window sheets! Your blog and website is an inspiration – how do you do it? I’d love to read “a day in the life” for tips on how to keep the creativity flowing…

    Thanks a million!

  136. Hands down…the thing I love the most in this little catalog…would be the matchbox die.
    Love your blog..but you already knew that! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  137. Thanks for churning out so many beautiful cards to inspire us! My favorite new item is the oval scallop punch!

  138. Jimin Cholewa

    Congratulations,Mary! I love your blog and stamping room. Your creations are just beautiful and modern!! Thank you for your inspiration! I love love the scallop oval punch. Thank you….

  139. I love it all but I guess my favorite is the scallop oval punch. Keep up the inspiration Mary! You do a great job!

  140. My favorite new item is the oval scallop punch! Love those scallops!!
    Your blog is too much fun!

  141. Congrats on your milestone! It doesn’t seem like a big favorite yet of the comments I’ve seen, but I love the Forest Friends stamp set. Okay I had to check the name a couple times as it has been a long day at work and a glass of wine later =)

  142. Susan Sandmeyer

    Wow great candy!! Love your blog and all the cards. I love the match box die, talk about making things easy!!!

  143. Congrats! My favorite is the new scallop oval punch. a girl can never have too many punches!

  144. Congrats Mary!!! You always have such beautiful cards and you truly inspire me. I’ve signed up for lots of blog candy, but I’ve never won any. Maybe I’ll get lucky this time. I love the die and certainly have favorites lined up after that. I’m sure I would use the scallop punch more. I love all my punches…Cheryl

  145. The new punch and coordinating stamp set are a must have! I enjoy all the great SU! only projects you have on your blog, thank you!

  146. Chris R. from Iowa

    First of all, congrats on your blogaversary or whatever it is called! I certainly have used my quota of visits! I really enjoy your postings. Ah, my favorite – oh such a tough answer. But, I honestly just love the Golden Oldes set – I am thinking of all the Maxine sayings that could be used with those characters. I have seen a couple Walk in the Park papers used on cards and really liked those but that is just paper. Those corduroy buttons look too fun to use. Then those stamps for Oval All are pretty cool with the punch and same for the Great Friend Set. Well, I still gotta go with my first pick – the Golden Oldies Set. Can’t wait to see all the fun projects made up with this set. Thanks so much for all your inspiration and knowledge! Here is to another 500,000 visits!!!

  147. Mary, a scrapper buddy of mine recently forwarded me the link to your blog and I am so glad she did! I worship your creative talent. You inspire me and that is why I now check your site nearly every day. My wish list of SU stamps and accessories grows every time I check your site. I love almost everything in the SU spring mini; however, if I had to pick just one as a ‘must have’ favorite, it would be the oval scallop punch. Keep up the good work and thank you for sharing your awesome ideas!!

  148. Yeah, Mary! Congrats on the hits! My absolute favorite item in the Mini is the stamp set, “Great Friend”. I love this set and can’t put it down!

  149. Congratulations on your fantastic milestone!!! Your blog is awesome, very inspiring love all your color paper combinations – love those cards!!! It’s difficult to pick just one favorite from the Occasions mini, – probably the oval scallop punch that works so well with the stamp set Oval All, also the Walk in the Parks is lovely.
    Thanks for all your posts on the blog. Here’s rooting for your next milestone!!!

  150. Definitely the scallop oval punch! I can hardly wait to get my hands on that.

  151. redstampinsam

    Congratulations Mary but I must say I am not in the least little bit surprised. Since I found your blog a few months ago, I can’t go a day without checking to see what wonderful new treat you have to show us. I love your attention to detail and all your special tips that take rubber stamp art to a whole new level. I can’t wait to own the new oval scallop punch from the occasions mini catalog and the matching stamp set…cute stuff! Thanks for the chance to win great blog candy.

  152. Congrats, Mary! 1/2 a million — incredible! You continue to inspire me every day. So funny that you are giving away ALL my favorites from the Occasions Mini! If I HAD to choose, I think it would have to be the Baja Breeze buttons, though the new scallop punch had me salivating, ha! ha! Thanks for all your wonderful ideas and glad to be here with you when you hit the cool million!

  153. Wow Mary! Seems like you just hit a milestone not that long ago. Congrats!

    I’m with you ~ I LOVE the Scalloped Oval Punch! That’s got to be my favorite! Gee, if I were lucky enough to win one I’d probably pee my pants!!! LOL

    Thanks for the fun chance at the blog candy!

  154. Hi, Mary! You sure know how to celebrate!! I think my favorite new item is the scalloped oval punch simply because punches are so easy to use and they add instant pizazz to almost anything. I like several of the stamp sets and the matchbox die (which I ordered) as well. Thank you for your daily dose of inspiration and beauty!

  155. Congratulations! You do have a fabulous website! I check it out daily. I love Walk in the Park paper series. When I saw the card you made using the paper, I searched for it in the Idea Book. When I couldn’t find it, I was sure I missed out!!…. Now I can’t wait to get the series!

  156. Hey, Mary! What a sweet thing for you to do to celebrate your 500,000th visit! You know I love everything you create! You have such a great eye! I love so many things in the Occasions Mini catalog too, but if I had to choose just one, I think it would be the Matchbox Bigz XL die. It has so many possibilities! Thanks for offering these great prizes. Congratulations! Hugs to you!

  157. Hi Mary, I love coming to your blog to see all the wonderful things you create. Thanks for sharing your talent!! My favorite item in the Occasions Mini is the new DSP. I am such a push over for pretty paper. Blessings!
    joyfuljan

  158. Denise Sheriff

    Congrats on 500,000 hits. I love checking out your blog daily. You have such great ideas. My favorite in the spring mini has got to be the scallop oval punch and a close second would be the “Wagon Full of Fun” stamp set.

  159. The Scallops is definitely my favorite!!!

  160. Congratulations on 500,000 hits. I sure know why everyone keeps coming to your blog – it is so inspiring!! You’ve got to love the scallop oval punch, and the colored rub-ons!

  161. Congratulations Mary…!!! Love your blog..!!! I really love the new Scallop Oval Punch..!! But really, I’m loving it all..!!!

  162. Carolyn Sue Groves

    Congratulations on your 500,000th visitor!
    I knew I had lots of company visiting here.
    I like the scallop oval punch. I am “punch crazy”

  163. Your blog is one of my favorites and I visit it daily. Congratulations on your phenomenal success! As far as a favorite item in the mini, I’d have to say that I love “An Egg-celent Easter”. The illustrations remind me of a beloved children’s book. Thanks for your wonderful blog!

  164. Yahoo!! Congrats on your milestone! I think I’ve contributed at least 200 to it. ๐Ÿ™‚ See you at the MN Regional!
    Irene

  165. Wow!!! 500,000 visits!! Now that’s a lot of stampers ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love coming her to see the beautiful things you create. You have given me so much inspiration!

    As for my favorite….I think it would have to be the matchbox die….even though the oval punch w/ matching stamps is a very close second! ๐Ÿ™‚

  166. Congratulations!
    I love the stamp set with the wagon!

  167. Congratulations, I love your blog. Your creations are fantastic. Thank you for your inspiration! I love punches, I think the Oval Scallop would be my favorite in the mini book. Thank you for the chance to win…

  168. Congrats, Mary, you’ll be at 1 million in no time with all your followers. Kept checking your blog repeatedly to see what was new. Finally figured out Google Reader so added you there. Now I know I always get your latest creations without missing a beat. Oh, to decide on a favorite is difficult. Love the Matchbox Bigz XL die & message but also love the Walk In The Park DSP. However, because I’m such a practical person, the scallop oval punch would top my list. And then, of course, my wish list would include Oval All to use with the punch. It never ends. My list grows with each of your inspirations. Thanks for the chance to win such wonderful gifts. I’m crossing my fingers that I’m the lucky winner for once. Keep up the awesome blog & love your polka dot banner!

  169. Congrats Mary! Thank you for inspiring me.
    My fave from occasions mini is matchbox die. Quick and easy to make party favors.
    Enjoy spring!
    Judy

  170. Mary,
    I love your blog! See it daily.
    My favorite in the Mini is the Scallop punch and co-ordinating stamps.
    Keep ideas coming from that gorgeous stampin studio of yours please.

  171. WOW! Look at all the comments tonight; seems everybody wants blog candy, me included [LOL]. Congrats on your 500,000 count, Mary. My favorite from the occasions mini is ‘Scene in the Garden’; love it!

  172. I just love the Match box die cut, it’s number one on my wish list. I hope I get to see your next 500,000 and I don’t think it will be long. Congrats!

  173. Shawna Pesina

    love, love, love, the scallop oval punch! i love it ALL but i definitely LOVE the punch!!

  174. I love the corduroy buttons! Your blog is great!

  175. Hi Mary!Congratulations! Yep it is almost 2 am and I am checking your blog…apparentely there is a blue monster in my 3 year old’s room…hopefully this blue monster will be my lucky charm to win as he owes me a week of night sleep LOL! I have to say the new scallop punch with the matching stamp set is HOT! so far my fav. Thank you for the chance at some sweet candy!

  176. Wow, a half a million visits. Congratulations! I know that you definitely have inspired me. I check your blog daily. My favorite item in the mini catalog is the Scallop Oval Punch. It is so hard to pick just one though. Thank you for the chance to win.

  177. The scallop oval punch is very appealing to me. Thanks for always providing inspiration to your SU fans!

  178. Congratulations! I love to check your site to see all the new and exciting creations. I can understand how you have hit the 500,000 hits. I like the new winedow sheets.
    Enjoy seeing SU giving us something new. Here’s to the next 500,00. “Cheers”

  179. Congratulations!! I really enjoy your site as your projects are very creative and inspirational. There are so many nice things in the mini catalog. I really like the oval scallop punch and coordinating stamp set. Thanks!

  180. Congratulations Mary! No surprise at all! Yours is a must view daily experience. Favorite? Hmmmmm….I love the suitcase on the cover but as it’s not on offer in the mini anyway (though Provocraft sells them) I’m truly torn. The punch is wonderful and I love all but two of the stamp sets but since I’m a sucker for satin ribbon and the Big Shot I’ll have to say the new die (especially the tags) and the new white ribbon for non stamps (so hard cause I love the big grommets and the rub ons too) for the stamps that’s really hard. My inner college student teen person loves Great Friend the more adult reader of Real Simple magazine me hankers for Scene in a Garden and my Christian side loves the Very Versatile and the longing for spring loves Soft Summer and…..see what I mean about being a gotta have it all kind of gal! So in the interest of gotta, wanna have it all please please oh random generator catch my vibe and pick me…please pretty please with a wellie boot on top!

    Hugs and blessings Mary and thanks for sharing Million dollar candy at the halfway mark! – Jean

  181. Maureen Merritt

    Wow, Congrats…I think my favorite is the baja buttons, I’m REALLY into buttons right now and couldn’t figure out why they didn’t have them in the catty, ah-ha…the mini ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks and congratulations again!!

  182. Love the die cuts…..and the paper,and the ribbon,the punch and on and on. I love it all. And your wonderful inspiration. Thank for all you do. My best, Wendy

  183. Congrats! My favorite is the scallop oval punch! Thanks for the chance at some awesome blog candy!

  184. Congrats Mary! My favorite product in the mini is the forest friends stamp set, they are all so cute! But the scallop oval punch is a close second!

  185. WOW!!! Congratulations on your success. You are such an inspiration to me. Your creations are absolutly beautiful. I love all the SU products but between the Oval all, Scallop Oval punch, Matchbox Messages and the window sheets I would have to say my favorite would be…Matchbox Messages. Keep up the great work and once again CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  186. Melanie Thompson

    Congrats Mary, WOW, Half a million!!!
    My favorite in the mini right now is the matchbox die….So darling!
    Melanie T.

  187. Your website is very inspirational. I check it everyday. Congrats on your 500,000 mark!

  188. Michele Schroyer

    Congratulations on the milestone! WOW!

    My favorite is the scallop oval punch followed closely by the Matchbox die.

    You inspire me daily. Thank you!

  189. Mary – I Love all that stuff is also my favorites from the Occasions Mini so I couldn’t narrow it down to one.
    Congrats on 500,000 – We love your blog what can we say?
    Thanks for the wonderful opportunity to win this great blog candy!!

  190. CArol McFarland

    Mary,

    I love it all! From your ideas to the new products…oh my gosh…hold me back! You put the I in inspiration!

    Carol

  191. Carol McFarland

    Ooops! I love it all but my favorite is probably the beach set with the cute fish and flip flops! ๐Ÿ™‚

  192. I am a first-time comment-er (is that a word?) to your blog (who can resist candy!) but I have been reading it faithfully everyday–sometimes even checking two or three more times to see if you’ve made another fabulous creation. Your elegance, attention to detail and modern style consistently amaze and inspire me. It is difficult to pick a fave in the mini but I absolutely adore the colors and mood of “walk in the park” DSP. Thank you for a chance to win great goodies and for sharing your talent with all of us everyday. Best to you!

  193. Congratulations and thanks for all your inspiration! Love your site! The Occasions Mini has a lot of wonderful offerings – really do like the new oval scallop punch!

  194. Debbie Goerger

    Congrats on your500,000 blog visit you have a great style and I enjoy your site Thank you for sharing your talents with us. I can’t pick a favorite I love them all.

  195. Robin Dodsworth

    Woo hoo – hard to imagine having so many hits, how exciting! Congrats Mary. Of all the bloggers, yours is the best and I can’t get enough. Your creativity astounds me. Choosing my favorite is hard, but I have to say that I love that SU! is offering some of the sets in French as well Spanish and English. WOW! So I’ll choose Sens du temps

  196. colleen kramer

    Scene in a garden and Very Versatile are my two top picks because I know they will be well used. If I want to be non-practical, and just plain fun I want the buttons and the matchbox die. Huge {{{Congrats}}} on 500k! I think it was only last August you hit 100k. You have worked so hard and are a poster girl for success!!!!!!!!!!!!

  197. I love so many things in this new little mini! I have to say that first on my list is the new scallop oval punch! And then the stamp set that goes with it!

  198. I always love visiting your blog! You have been a huge inspiration as I have only recently started stamping! My new favorite item is the oval scallop punch. Thank you for sharing your creativity. ~Marcia

  199. As you may remember, I wrote to ask about the scalloped oval punch and its size. I absolutely LOVE these two new products! As well as Very Versatile, and Great Friends! Is there anything in the Occasions mini that I don’t like? Not at all! Thanks Mary, you’ve always been a great help to me and my ordering, and and answering my questions! Hugs back atcha’!

  200. Barbara Roberts

    Hmmmm scalloped oval punch? or the coordinating stamp set? oh, maybe the Walk in the Park DP! No no no…the Great Friend stamp set! Oh, heck…I can’t decide! I just want them all!

  201. I’m drawn to Just Beachy–love those fish! Congrats on all those blog hits!

  202. Diedre Michelle

    Congrats on 500,000 visits! My favorite item out of the mini is the Scallop Oval Punch. It goes so well with so many different stamps.

  203. Wow! 500,000 visits!! I know why: you’re so generous with your ideas – and so gifted! It’s a rare day that I don’t check in and get inspired!! I love the “tips” you provide to make it easy to re-create your designs. Thank YOU SO MUCH. OH, my favorite from the mini: The matchbox die…but I’ll have to wait awhile to order that one. Congratulations!!!

  204. Congratulations! I can see why, your blog is awesome. I have it saved as a favorite and I check it daily. Thanks for everything you do. As far as the mini catalog, it is hard to pick one thing but I really do like the scallop oval punch.
    Thanks again.
    Cindy

  205. Congratulations Mary – you have the most wonderful site. There is no other place I go on the web for inspiration – only you. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us.

  206. The scalloped oval punch would be my favorite.

  207. …continued from above – I would love to win the scalloped punch! Thank you Mary – for inspiring me every day.

  208. What beautiful cards and projects! I love the new mini and my favorite set is “Just Beachy.” I love the wagon with the surfboard on top. Just right for my dad for a fun Father’s Day card.

  209. Wow! That’s a LOT of hits! Congrats! It’s hard to pick a favorite from this mini, but I’d have to say the new dsp. I just love the patterns and the pretty colors.

  210. For me, it would have to be the matchbox die–I love creating small packages and this one looks like it will be a lot of fun! Thank you for all your wonderful ideas–they are a real inspiration!

  211. Congrats on all the hits! I like many things in the mini but have to say my favorite would be the scallop oval punch. Love my punches! Thanks for the chance to win some awesome candy. jmniffer

  212. Congratulations, Mary!! I visit your blog almost daily and absolutely love everything you do. I’m inspired each & every time I visit. Hard to pick a favorite from the Occasions Mini….maybe Great Friend…or that new designer hardware?

  213. I visit your blog every morning; sometimes to look for ideas, sometimes just to admire your creativity and beautiful artwork (yes, as the spouse of an art teacher, I consider card making an art form). I have been absolutely drooling over the scallop punch ever since you first used it in a design, at the very beginning of the Mini “Sneak Peeks”. It will be at the top of my next order form, followed closely by the corresponding stamp set. Thanks for all you do and the inspiration you have upon my card making attempts!

  214. Yay for you, Mary!! I love the Just Beachy stamp set (I can’t wait to go to the beach just so I can get it and use it!!) and I really love the Designer Series Paper, in fact I think my husband is going to order it for me for my birthday (on the 18th!!). There are so many others that I love but those two just really stick out!!

    hugs…

  215. Congratulations on 500,000 hits! That is amazing! I love to check out your blog everyday to get some great ideas using SU products. My favorite mini catalog product…the scallop oval punch with coordinating stamp set.

  216. Mary –
    Your blog is beautiful! So inspiring. After seeing your Valentine’s Day cards – I had to get that Love you Much set!

    My top fav in the new mini is the Matchbox messages. Speaking of which – do you think the Matchbox Diecut will work on a Cuttlebug?

    Congrats on your first 500,000. Totally cool!

  217. My mom introduced me to your site! I adore it! How excited to be on the 500,000 visitors! <3

  218. Stephanie Ellis - stampin with flippers

    I am fairly new to the stamping world, but have gone completely crazy over it. I check your site daily and am completely inspired by you. Congratulations on your major milestone. Here is to 500,000 more. The beauty in your cards takes my breath away most days. That you can still come up with fresh ideas day after day is something I aspire to. Please keep on stamping so the rest of us have someone to look up to.

  219. That sure is a heap o’ hits, and I know we all plan to keep them coming! That scalloped oval punch is a thing of beauty, but then again, so much else in this new mini is as well……….

  220. Congrats on your blog, you certainly inspire me with your upscale creations. I love the new oval punch and stamp set that goes with it.

  221. Congrats on 500,000.. My pesonal favorie from the mini catalog is the Many Mower stamp set. I love the sayings!! I enjoy your work! Thanks

  222. Kudos to you, Mary! 500,000 is quite a feat! It is difficult to say which item is my favorite in the new mini catalogue, but as a punch addict, I would have to say the one I want the most (or first?) is the Scallop Oval… It would be too much to hope for that I would win it! Regardless, thank you so much for the blog candy give-aways and once again, congratulations!!!!!!!!!!

    -Roberta

  223. Hi Mary. Two of my favorite products are the rub-ons and the Designer Paper. They are beautiful. Congratulations on your blog hits! You’ve created a beautiful blog and I really enjoy looking at it every day.

  224. Mary,

    I just LOVE the new rub-ons!!!!! It is nice to see more of them in great colors!!!!! I hope Stampin Up keeps adding more of them. I LOVE your style.

    Lisa Bender

  225. L.H. Peterson

    Your cards are so beautiful and inspiring. Thanks for so many wonderful samples.

  226. Congratulations Mary! How can I pick just one favorite?!?! I can’t wait to try the new oval scallop punch, but I think my favorite item in the Spring Mini is the Soft Summer stamp set – it is beautiful!

  227. Lisa Crutchfield

    I just love your blog and the cards you make are just beautiful!! My favorite item is the scallop oval punch- gotta have it!!

  228. I would have to pick Forest Friends as my top item in the mini catalog. I really like 4 different stamps and can’t wait to get them. Congrats on 500,000!

  229. I really like the Soft Summer stamp set, but what a hoot Golden Oldies are!
    I enjoy my daily visit to your site.

  230. That is a hard one–they really have some cute stuff this time around. I would have to say–the scalloped oval punch and Just Beachy. I love the car in this set.

    Thanks for the chance to win and thanks for your blog. You create beautiful cards!
    Lisa

  231. Mary—
    It’s apparent I’m not the only newcomer to card-making that regularly sneaks peaks at your creations with eager excitement every day, for ideas and inspiration. Your talent is obvious, and I marvel at your gift with color and design—truly something to aspire to! You are so dynamic and organized, it doesn’t surprise me to see the success of your blog. Thanks for sharing with us all, as ‘Mary Fish’ is a buzzword among my crafting friends. Oh, I would have to say (due to my addiction to paper), the Walk in the Park DSP makes my heart race…

  232. Congratulations on the awesome milestone!!!

    My favorite would have to be the Scallop Oval Punch next would be Forest Friends they’re just adorable!!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  233. Wonderful job, Mary! Your posts are one of the highlights of my day. I can’t wait to see what you have come up with. Your cards are fun and cute, but also very classy and upscale. Thanks for all the work you put into them and for all the great tutorials. I am loving the new items in the mini catalog. I think my favorite is the scallop punch. That is difficult to say because each new item is great.
    Thanks for the opportunity to have this blog candy.

  234. I’m in love with Matchbox Messages, and the new XL Bigz die it coordinates with!!! Mary, congratulations on your success in blogland! Wahoo! 500,000 is sure a biggie! Thanx for the chance to win! *Hugs*

  235. Hi Mary!

    Congrats to you on your success! I look forward to your post every day – you are such an inspiration!

    Thank you for the chance to win! My favorite is the Oval All set – I’m crazy about ovals for some reason!!

    Hugs,
    Kim

  236. So far my fave from the mini is the Wagon full of Fun set! But I LOVE and WANT it all!!!

  237. Wow Mary, that’s fantastic, 500,000!! I’m torn between the Golden Oldies and Forest Friends. I love that little deer!!!!

  238. Mary, I LOVE your blog! Congrats on all your blog hits!! My fave is the Great Friends stamp set! Thanks for all your inspiration!

  239. Congrats on the blog hits! I just love your blog! If I have to choose, for me it’s a toss up between Scene in a Garden and Soft Summer.

  240. Heather Donahue

    My favorite item is the set Great Friend. It’s so pretty and versatile!

  241. I love the matchbox die!!!

  242. Congratulations on 500K ! That’s so awesome! So many fun things in the catalog — I think Choo Choo is so cute — so many possibilities for that one — plus the matching wheel!

  243. I love your blog Mary….Thanks for the chance to win. There are so many awesome products but I would have to say great friend is my favorite.

  244. Congratulations! What a testament to your awesome blog! I think my favorite thing from the mini is the new scallop oval punch. So fun!

  245. I love, love, love the scallop punch. There is so much cool stuff that can be done with it. Congrats on 500K.

  246. congrats on your milestone!!! that is awesome! i noticed your party banner and wondered what it was all about ๐Ÿ™‚

    my favorite thing in the mini is probably greta friend….if i had to narrow it down to just one ๐Ÿ˜‰

  247. Hi Mary,

    Congrats on having 500,000 hits on your website. My favorite item from the Occasion Mini Catalog would be the “acetate” window sheet.
    Thanks for sharing all your wonderful projects!!!

  248. I just love the matchbox messages and the oval scallop punch.
    Congratualtions on your success. I look forward to your email each day. You deserve all the recognition and praise you receive each day. Thanks for sharing your ideas.
    Ellen

  249. I absolutely adore your site and am not surprised that you have 500,000 visitors!
    I love the look of the three frames on the mini matchbox die strip. SU has made a unique product so much more versatile by creating their matching stamp sets. They have to be my favorite Occasions mini new products.

  250. What a nice giveaway! I just love your style and your blog!

  251. At-a-girl for the 500,000! I know I’ve enjoyed every one of my countless visits. My fave is the Scallop Oval punch.

  252. Jenni Peterson

    I’m not sure which one I like more – the scalloped oval punch or the matchbox die.
    Thanks for sharing all of your creative ideas!

  253. Mary,
    Congratulations on your 500,000 visit. I must say that I have your blog on my favorites and check it often. I love the new mini catalog, and find it hard to pick a favorite between the stamps and the new XL die, but I must say that the scallop punch will be the first item I order.

  254. Congrats on the 500k visits to your site! I look forward to it every morning when I get to work and am always delighted by your creativity and details that you put into your artwork. It’s inspiring and motivating for me. There are lots of neat things in the new mini catalog, and having to pick just one is a bit difficult. I will select the new scallop oval punch.

  255. Congrats on your milestone! I love coming to your blog and seeing your lovely creations and wonderful tips. My hands-down fav in the mini catalog is the Sense of Time set (LOVE IT) with the match box die a very close second. Any prize would be great but if I had to choose I’d like the oval scallop punch. Thanks again for the wonderful inspiration and the chance to win some nice stuff!

  256. Congrats on the 500,000. Love your blog!

  257. Congratulations!

    My absolute favorites are the matchbox die and the coordinating stamps. Must. Have.

  258. Susan Stanphill

    Love your blog. I check it everyday. Your cards are amazing. I love the new scallop punch. Can’t wait to get my hands on it.

  259. Fatima Sanchez

    Hi Mary,
    Congrats on all you hits, you are very talented which is the explanation for being so visited. i must admit o log on every day.
    Well my favorite item in the Occasions Mini is …SCENE IN A GARDEN.. looks so lovely. Thanks.

  260. i love the matchbox die and have enjoyed seeing your sneak peeks with that. i also love the great friends stamp set. congratulations on the huge number of hits to your site. i enjoy looking daily and get a lot of inspiration from you…thanks!!

  261. Congratulations on 500,000 visits! It’s no wonder- your work is so inspiring I love visiting your site as do so many other people!

    I am so excited about the new mini catalog! I am in love with Stampin’ Up’s silhouette theme so my favorite from the catalog is the Great Friend stamp set followed by the Walk in the Park designer series paper. I love the silhouettes so much in fact, I am making my own invitations for our wedding this fall using stampin up’s products and focusing on silhouettes!

    My 2 year old son loves to “stamp” with me too. I spotted some adorable sets in the catalog- the Choo Choo set and the Just Beachy set are so cute! Thanks for having this drawing- it’s always exciting to enter stuff like this! – Laura

  262. WOW!! Congratulations!
    I love visiting your site!
    My favorite stamp set from the mini is Great Friend.
    I also love the walk in the park paper!

  263. congratulations on such a successful website! I know it’s because you are so talented and have such beautiful work. Keep it up! I love seeing what you have to share everyday!
    I have SOOO many favs from the occasions mini, but at the top of my list is: Great Friend, the rub-ons, Oval All, Scallop Oval Punch & Lazy Days jumbo roller… but it’s so hard to choose favs from such a line-up!
    Thank you!

  264. Mary,

    I have loved your site for awhile now. My favorite thing in the new mini catalog is the matchbox die for the big shot and the stamps to go with it.

    Your ideas and cards are amazing…

    Merridith

  265. Congrats, Mary! What an awesome accomplishment – half a million hits!!

    Love your blog and your creativity is so inspiring. Sublime color selections and beautiful details make your cards truly special. It’s a joy to visit your blog!

    Keep up the inspiration! And congrats, again!

    ~Jenn

  266. Kristyn Sinnott

    Wow! congratulations. I found your blog about a month ago and now I check it daily. I love your work…very inspiring.

    My favorite thing from the catalog is the garden scene set…with the really cute rubber boots. toooo fun!

  267. Wow congrats and I love the polka dot banner! Too cute! My favs in the new mini are the matchbox die (of course) and the tag stamps to match it; the blue buttons; the rubons, actually I might just say “ALL OF IT”!

  268. I’m all about the Oval All set. And absolutely crazy for anything that has a punch to match our stamps. Enjoy your posts so much. Thanks for many hours of joy and inspiration. Joani

  269. Congrats on the big hit!!! As ususal I “hit” your site everyday because I LOVE your work and you inspire me. When it comes to my favorite item I would have to say the matchbox messages and BigShot die! I’m loving the sets that I don’t have to cut by hand and the boxes even more. I also really like the great friend set and the in the garden set. I just have to figure out how to use the garden set. Thanks for an opportunity so win such a great spread. You are the best!!!! Jennine

  270. Hi Mary–I’d have to say that my favorite item is the matchbox messages set. I really like the variety in the set and can see myself using it different ways.
    Thanks so much for your blog. I check it everyday to see what you have posted!–Jennifer

  271. Congrats on the hits, Mary! It’s no surprise, because your blog is simply fabulous! Tough question, becasue this is by far my favorite mini SU! has ever released. My first order will definitely iclude the scallop oval punch, and I think the matchbox die is screaming my name, too.!

  272. Congrats Mary

    Lets see …….ummm maybe…….no I think ….no no…….okay I will go with the paper Walk in the park –

  273. Congrats! I stop by everyday for inspiration. I’d have to say my favorite item from the mini is the scallop punch. I appreciate the opportunity to win, thanks!

  274. Congrats Mary! Love all the inspiration I find on your blog-so fresh & fun!

    I adore those corduroy buttons most! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Jan

  275. Nothing like blog candy to get the traffic moving Mary! My favs in the mini cat are the soft summer stamp set, the scallop oval punch and the Walk in the Park DSP! All the things you are giving away! Yeah!! Do I even have a chance?!! LOL! Congrats on a very successful blog! You rock! Kim2

  276. From the new mini -I would have to say that I love the new scallop punch and coordinating stamp set-I love the ease of a punch and stamp set that matches!!

    Congrats on all those hits!!

    Hope Jones

  277. Charlene Kinelski

    Hi Mary,
    You are one of my favorite blogs. Your creative ideas inspire me and I check your blog daily. My favorites in the mini are Oval All, Scallop Oval Punch, and Walk in the Park D.P. Keep those creative ideas coming.
    Charlene
    NC Stamper

  278. I think my favorite is the Great Friends stamp set.
    Congrats to you!

  279. Grace Lange-Way

    Hey – where the heck did my post go?

  280. I like the stamp set with the mower man on it. We need more stamps with the male theme. I’m going to use that stamp for my dad and brother’s birthday cards.

  281. Thanks – as always – for fabulous inspiration!

    My favorite in the new mini is the “Just Beachy” stamps set – I can’t wait to use those super cute flip flops and the funky fish! I think I’ll layer them on the Matchbox Die boxes (my 2nd favorite!)for fun favors this summer.

  282. Hi Mary,

    Congrats on the success of your blog and business. I don’t think I can count that high! I visit your blog everyday and I have to say you inspira a lot of my creations. Thank you.

    As for my new mini love. . .I love the scallop circle punch. I am kind of addictided to the punches.

    Carol M

  283. congrats!
    i look forward to your daily post
    my fave from the new mini catalog would be the scallop oval punch

  284. Lorna England

    Congrats Mary on the success of your website! I visit your blog each day for inspiration and am never disappointed!

    My fav in the mini is the Forest Friends stamp set! I’m always on the lookout for cute, little deer stamps and Voila!,, here we are!

    Continued success!

  285. I love the Walk in the Park paper with the matching Summer Love Rub-ons! They are so cute and perfect for spring layouts and cards. Thanks for the chance to win!

  286. I am in awe of your talent. I have just discovered your site about 2 weeks ago. I look forward to seeing what new and exciting things you create. My personal fave in the mini catalog is the Matchbox die.I can see endless possibilities! Can’t wait to see your next creation.

  287. Stephanie Rawlings

    Amazing as always! My favorite thing.. so far is the matchbook die! I have had a blast with it! Congrats on the 500,000 that is nice! Thanks for the oppertunity to win goodies!

  288. Mary – I love your site. Your projects are wonderful – thanks for sharing. Wishing you continued success.

    Kim Kasanic

  289. I love the Golden Oldie set. As we mature, we need more humor to get us through the daily challenges. Your blog really helps. Its the only reason I turn on my computer some days.

    I am a punch and saying addict, so love the scalloped punch. I am hoping the large oval will set inside with about an 1/8″ to spare. Would go great with the mower guy.

    You are truly a blessing to all of us stampers. Many of your cards are so elegant they bring touch my heart. Your bella blue is such a card.

  290. Wow I just found your site, and the talent is amazing.
    My favorite item in the mini catalog is the new scalloped oval punch, and matching stamp set.

    I can see the “just for you stamp” as a nice gift tag while using the new punch, holding back a few scallops to make it a little card.

    Congrats on the site!

  291. I really love the Scene in a Garden, those boots are too stinking cute! I can’t wait til I get my hands on that set and make tons of cards, I’m even considering using the table and adding a wreath on top and use as a Christmas card!!!

  292. My favorite thing from the mini catalog is the window sheets, they are finally back!!

  293. I lovethe matchbox die and I can’t wait to get it. I read you everyday on google reader, Thanks for the inspiration!

  294. I love your Bella Bleu card. The colors are so “snappy”. Great!

  295. Sharon Matherson

    On my first look through the Occasions Mini, I instantly fell in love with Scene in a Garden. It’s soooo my style! Can’t wait to get my pencils and color! Congrats on your blog success- I stop by regularly for inspiration and the latest SU! news.

  296. It is so hard to choose just one thing to be my favorite as I pretty much love it all. I would have to pick Wagon Full of Fun as my most favorite thing in the new mini catalog.

  297. I love your site and you have so much talent! My fav from the mini has to be the oval punch-so much can be done with it!

  298. I love those Summer Love Rub-ons! They are gorgeous and the colors are very Spring and Fresh. They would look great on a scrapbook page, card, tag, box or even a mirror! Congratulations on half-a-mil!!

  299. Susan Lanthrip

    Your projects are always beautiful! I think my favorite item in the mini is the scallop oval punch.

  300. Thanks for all the inspiration! Favorite for me (hard choice) matchbox die for the big shot (but could use a tutorial on the window part).

  301. Congratulations on a huge milestone! I think my favorite has to be the scallop oval punch, but the Walk in the Park designer paper is a close second. Such a fabulous selection! Thanks for such a wonderful opportunity for great blog candy!
    Debra

  302. My favorite is the scalloped oval punch. I love your blog.

  303. Mary,
    Congratulations on a half million visits!! Wooohooo for you! I have to tell you that I visit here everyday and more than not, more than once! I am loving the things in the new Occasions mini catalog. After reading your post today, I love the Forest Friends stamp set. Truly, I love it ALL! What an addiction this is, lol. It could be worse things!

  304. I would have to say the new Scalloped oval punch. The matchbox die and coordinating stamps is pretty cool as well.

    Congratulations on hitting 500,000!

  305. Congrats on the half million visits! Good news travels fast!

    Your site is terrific – you are tireless and talented!

  306. Tennele Hankins

    Mary – you have a gift from God! I love your blog and the inspiration it brings each day! The new mini catalog is too stinkin’ cute! My favorite item is the Forest Friends stamp set! How sweet is that little deer?
    Happy Weekend!

  307. Congratulations, Mary! I love your site, it just makes my eyes (and me) happy. Thank you for the daily inspiration.
    My favorite item in the mini catalog is the matchbox die.

  308. I check your blog daily! Love your work. My list from the mini is the scallop oval punch, and I’m loving those rub-ons. Basically one of everything from the mini. I’m in trouble!

  309. There are so many things I want but I think the scallop oval punch has to be tops on the list. Thanks for always providing such great inspiration.

  310. Mary Robinette

    My favorite—scallop oval. Enjoy your site.

  311. Congrats on this milestone! I love the new DSP and the scallop oval punch – AND all the stamp sets and accessories!!

    Susan, aka Soozie4Him on SCS

  312. I love your blog visit it daily. My favorite thing is the eight great greetings. thanks for the chance to win. Lynn

  313. Thanks for your hard work on your blog,i just love it and watch it all the time. sheri

  314. Krista O'Connor

    I love the scallop punch! Love your site!
    Krista

  315. congrats on the success of your blog. I love the oval punch and the stamp set that goes with it. Thanks so much for the chance to win your blog candy.

  316. Jill Normandin

    I LOVE your blog and check it daily. Your creativity is so inspiring. You make it look so easy but I know it’s hard work. Congrats on 500,000 hits!! My favorite item in the new mini is definitely the matchbox die – I can’t wait to get my hands on it! Thanks for the contest!

  317. It is really a toss-up between the corduroy
    buttons and the oval scallop punch.
    I can’t decide–I love them both!!!

  318. A big Congratulations shout out!!! You have such amazing talent and it is great that you share it. My fav. is the stamp set Forest Friends

    Keep creating…

  319. Mary,
    Love your site and always check what you have new. The cards that you made using the corduroy buttons are awesome, especially the Summer Sun color and the Inspired by Nature stamp set! Well here’s a toast to the next 500,000!!!! Scallop Oval punch is a favorite and the Matchbox set looks like fun to use with the matchbook die.Keep posting those wonderful cards!
    Have a fantastic day!
    Chrystyna

  320. Corinne M Smith

    how fun and nice of you to do a giveaway! I hope I get picked! ๐Ÿ™‚

  321. Diana Williams-Criger

    Mary, All your cards are awesome! I live in California, and my girlfriend and I talked about planning a vacation, just to visit you and see all of your Stampin’ Up creations. Thank you so much for sending these e-mails, I am always anxious to see what you have created!!! Thank you for all your efforts! Diana

  322. I love the new Matchbox Die! But the oval all stamp set and it’s punch are adorable!
    Ilene B.

  323. Jennifer Lindamood

    Looking at your blog it is easy to see how you have gotten 1/2 million visits. WOW! and to think I found you by chance on a google search for Best Wishes & More samples.

    My favorite item? I would love to have the Great Friend stamp set to go with the walk in the park paper and the rub ons.

    Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  324. Sharon Birkemeier

    I love the scallop punch because of its versatility with the overall stamp sets. Stamp, punch and you’re done; no cutting anything out! I also love the paper set; so springy!

  325. Hello Mary! I totally enjoy checking out your website every day. My favorite item in the mini catalog is the scallop punch. I have done some wonderful things with that. Keep the ideas coming! You are so talented. Congrats!

  326. I check your blog often and love your inspiration and wonderful creations. I love anything scallop so I guess I love the oval scallop punch, but to pick only “one” favorite out of a new stampin up catalog is just not possible

  327. Mary,
    I love your blog! I check it daily and am so inspired by your wonderful color choices and the projects you dislpay! Thanks for all of your hard work! I love the matchbox die and the new stamp set that goes with it! I can’t wait to use it!

  328. Pick me! Pick me!

    Congrats on 500,000 hits. I have to admit you are the only blog I look at daily. It’s the first thing I check every morning and always a pleasant surprise.

    I’m loving the sets in the New Occasions mini and can’t wait to see more posts for inspiration. I love rubber boots and my mom is an avid gardner – so Scene in a Garden was one of my first purchases.

  329. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing creative abilities with all of us!! I LOVE all the tips you give!

    My favorite from the Mini Occasions is the Scallop Oval punch.

  330. Bonnie Waterman

    This is one of the best mini’s yet! It makes you want to have everything. Congrats on the Wonderful Website.

  331. It’s the Scene in a Garden stamp set, for sure. Love love love it!! (of course, I’m a gardener…) Thanks for blogging and inspiring all of us. ๐Ÿ™‚

  332. Love your blog and check it almost everyday. It is no surprise to me that you have had so many visits!! Keep it up.

    Dena

  333. Hi Mary!
    I LOVE the Just Beachy stamp set. LOVE those crazy fish and the cool retro car…makes me look forward to the warmth of Summer. Can’t wait to see what you do with it when the time comes ๐Ÿ™‚

  334. Ack, I love everything in the mini!!! Can’t pick a fav. ๐Ÿ™‚

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