Play My Blog Candy Rewind!


What's a Blog Candy Rewind?  We're rewinding to a Sale-A-Bration 2009, and a previous post for the project above!  Loved that Polka Dot Punches stamp set.  Would you like a chance to win two spanking new Stampin' Up! retired Sale-A-Bration stamp sets (Botanical Blooms and Polka Dot Punches) PLUS a luscious collection of 6 x 6" retired designer series paper (mostly from the Holiday Mini)?


With an unprecedented 80+ free stamp sets to choose from during the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Promotion, what's your favorite current Sale-A-Bration set or gift? 

Please leave me a comment at the end of this
post by Saturday, March 13, NOON CST and you could
win all the goodies above.  I'll choose a random comment and announce
the winner on Saturday.

Note:  I only ship within the U.S. 
Winner has 24 hours to email me their name and mailing address so stay

SALE-A-BRATION ENDS MARCH 31!  Click to view the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration details.

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  1. I love your blog, so wonderfully creative! My favorite items are the scallop border and the Whimsical Words. Would love to win! πŸ™‚ Keep the fantastic ideas coming.


  2. I {love} your blog and look forward to your daily postings. Since I’m new to crafting (since this past Nov.), I often look to you for ideas and have never been disappointed. My favorite item from the SAB is the Whimsical Words set, but I always use the scallop trim border punch on just about everything. Thanks for all your inspiration!

  3. love your website…it’s hard to choose one, i’d have to go with scallop border punch

  4. I LOVE all of your ideas and tips and look forward to seeing whats on your blog each day! I really like the SAB mini paper pack as I can NEVER have too much paper!! Thanks.

  5. I just love WHIMSICAL WORDS.
    Thanks for a chance to win some goodies.
    I look forward to receiving your mail every day.
    Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

  6. Judy from California

    Just love everyone of your projects. I’ve created a book from many of your designs that I refer to all of the time when I make cards.
    Thank you so much for your inspiration.

  7. Whimsical Words and the Scallop Border punch are my faves. I also think it’s awesome you can choose sets from the big catty. Thank you for the chance to win some candy and also for your very inspirational blog!

  8. Fun! I love the new border punch and think it’s super fab to have that as an option for SAB. ALL of my customers placed SAB orders to earn that! πŸ™‚ Honestly, I love the entire SAB collection this year, good work Stampin’ Up!, Love ya!

  9. I Love your blog Mary, you should know that by now. I think you are the most talented lady in SU!

  10. Blog candy! My favorite non-fattening treat! I’ve been enjoying your blog daily. Thaks so much!

  11. Your site is the absolute BEST!! I really love those little purses. Thanks soooo much for all the great ideas & templates. I look fwd to checking out your site every day. I’m so happy that we can pick from the catolog for Sale-A-Bration this year.

  12. LOVE YOUR CREATIONS! I love that SU lets su choose from the catalog this year. I have been able to get a few sets for free from my wish list because of this. Forest Friends has to be one of my very favorites. I hope SU does this next year too.

  13. So hard to pick–have had such a hard time choosing within my budget ( want too much!!) that I’ve not picked anything yet, but I do have my eyes on the scallop border punch!!
    Love what you did on this post–great colors! not typical for me- but soemthing I would definately try!
    thanks so much for the chance to win Mary! πŸ™‚

  14. Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy! I just love your blog and all the wonderful creations you share with us. Your clean and bold style is just my type! Thanks again!

  15. Deborah Culley

    Mary, I’ve watched your work since I first saw you in Stampin Up’s monthly magazine for demonstrators. I love your clean cards and mostly the fabulous color combinations. You are a great inspiration to me. And I love that you’re from Madison. I grew up in Milwaukee.
    Thanks for sharing all your goodies!
    Debbie Culley

  16. Your blog is fabulous! I love your work. I think my favorite item is the new border punch.
    Thanks for this chance to win!

  17. I love the Vintage Labels and scallop trim border punch!

  18. Thank you so much for all the inspiration you provide. I love your blog. My favorite Sellabration gift this year is the scallop border punch. I have had so much fun with it!

  19. Love all the creativity and inspiring ideas you share. Thanks for all you do! Thisyear is a very good Sale-a-Bration offering…too many good choices…8-)

  20. Hi Mary,
    Every morning I check my email and then I go to Stampin’ Pretty. Every day! I am a little addicted to Stampin’ Up products and my craft room is overflowing with products! It really helps me to see the different cards etc. you make, I rely on your ideas! My favorite Sale-a-bration item is Happy Moments. I think it is really useful and cute! My newest fixation is the Big Shot, so keep those die cutting ideas coming please!

  21. Yummy blog candy! I would have to say the punch is my favorite, but i love the little houses and the vintage labels. Too many good choices this year!

  22. Your blog is such an inspiration. The videos! The cards! And your sooo funny! I check out your blog each and every day. I wish I was as creative as you. Thanks you for all the ideas and for sharing your creations we us all.

  23. Not fair — only ONE favorite????
    OK, it has to be Whimsical Words
    I love MANY things in the SAB catalog
    You are soooo talented. Every
    morning I wake up to coffee and reading
    your blog … its my morning “fix”.
    I get inspired by your cards, you
    have no idea!!! Thanks for the opportunity
    to win something. Love your blog!

  24. Love reading your blog. I enjoy getting the card ideas. Dont konw that I can pick a favorite. Love them all. Whimsical Words is great!!!!!

  25. Mary
    I come to your blog each day just for the inspiration! Your cards are just gorgeous. I really like the border punch, I think it makes a great card!

  26. How fun! I totally missed out on those sets! Thanks for all of your great ideas!

  27. Morning Mary,
    I so love visiting your BLOG every morning. I look at magazines and store displays now (following your lead) with color combo’s in mind for card creations.
    Thanks, Jane
    oh and pick me, pick me :o)Jane

  28. I have three favorites: whimsical words, picture this and the boarder punch! There are so many awesome possibilities! Thanks for the blog candy opportunity!

  29. Mary…Thanks for the blog candy πŸ™‚ As everyone said you are just awesome. I love the new border punch in the SAB Catalog.

  30. It’s hard to choose just one..but I would have to say my favorite would be whimsical words!

  31. I love the whimsical words because of the font. I just put in an order to receive it for free and can’t wait to get it.

  32. Jamie Hintzen

    Thank you again for sharing your great ideas and the chance to win some blog candy!! My favorite set is Garden from the Heart – I am an avid gardner and there are so many possibilities with this set. Have a wonderful weekend.

  33. Good Neighbors is the set I have my eye on. I have so many ideas for cards and projects with it. Thanks!

  34. Hi Mary, I love your blog. My favorite Sale-A-Bration gift is the Scallop Trim Border punch.
    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win such wonderful blog candy.

  35. My favorite set is “Whimsical Words”. Love your blog and all the great ideas you share with us.

  36. This years SAB has many things I like but if I had to choose a favorite, I’d say I love the Good Neighbors set. It’s so much fun to play with. Thanks for producing a wonderful blog!

  37. Awesome blog candy, I’ve just started with SU products and love them. Your blog is wonderful, and your projects are fantanstic, love visiting!

  38. Wow, it’s hard to pick just one but at this moment I will say Happy Moments is my favorite. I have been making cards with that set all week and it has some adorable little images. Thanks for all of the inspiration you give. A day without Mary’s blog is like a day without sunshine! (And I live in Florida so that’s BiG).

  39. My favorite was the Sweet Pea DSP…soooo cute! But I really do LOVE it all! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Please check out my NEW challenge blog and first ever Design Team Call!

    -Megs πŸ™‚

  40. I visit your blog every day and enjoy your posts. I do like the Whimsical Words set and the new punches.

  41. Janet Caldwell

    I look forward to your blog everyday. My favorite is scallop border.

  42. Love your blog and your Mojo Monday sketches/cards!! I think Whimsical Words looks like a great set! Thanks for a chance to win!

  43. I read your blog everyday no matter what!! Your blog is one of the only constants in my life. Thanks for all you do to inspire us!!

  44. My favorite is whisical words. The font adds a little ‘something’ to the card design. Love the purse! I may do for favors for my daughters bridal shower. Just love your ideas!!

  45. Hi Mary, I really look forward to checking your blog every day. You have such a great style and provide much inspiration. Thanks for sharing. My favorite from the Sale-a-bration is the Whimsical Words. I would love to win the blog candy…thanks for the opportunity.

  46. Hard one to choose! I guess I would choose Vintage Labels. I also thought having a punch to choose was very cool.
    Thanks for sharing all your projects. You are a very talented lady and I really enjoy your creations!

  47. Mary,
    I just love all your beautiful cards. I’m so happy to see your designs with stamps sets I own (or want to own!)! Thanks so much for posting everyday, and for giving people the opportunity to win blog candy!

  48. Okay,Mary! These are just TOO cute! Each time I see a ‘special’ project on your space, I want to drop everything and make it! However, that’s not always possible so I just save them and hope eventually to be able to do every one of them. Bless you and thank you for sharing so much of your talent with us.

  49. Mary, I sure hope that your family and friends never take you for granted with all the love and way you are gifted from God to do these cards. Oh how I wish that I had just a smiggin of your talent. Thanks so much for sharing it with us and learning with the punches and stamps that we all can have and seeing what we can do with them. My favorite is the scallop punch, reminds me of the Victorian times. (I should have been born in those times!) Thanks for sharing…!

  50. Hi! I really enjoy reading your blog. I’d LOVE to win the blog candy because I really like those sets! Keep those great ideas coming my way!!!


  51. Thannk you for motivating me on a regular bassis! You are amazingly gifted and I appreciate your willingness to teach and share with others. Anne

  52. The scallop border is one of my fav’s. But when I see all the gorgeous things you do with the new stamps they all become my favs. πŸ™‚

  53. I love your creations! I look forward to reading your blog everyday! Very pretty and inspirational.

  54. I love all that you do. You have such a great talent.
    My favorites are the Whimsical Words and Well Scripted…………thanks again for all your wonderful postings…pat

  55. Love the cards and the little purse. Keep up the great work.

  56. Hi Mary!

    I just love your daily post! You make such pretty cards & your choice of color and technique is…WOW! I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog one day a few months back, and shortly thereafter…well the rest is history.

    I have a few favorites, but the one I love the most is the Whimsical Words. Love the font and the text.

    Thanks again for such an awesome blog! Truly a blessing.

  57. My favorite is the Whimsical Words.

  58. Becky guerriero

    Love your site. I try to check it everyday to see what you have come up with. Thanks so much.

  59. The Welcome Neighbors DSP is my favorite saleabration item.

  60. OMGosh…..all them are great but my favorite is Whimsical Words. I just love the font and other than a stamp set MY ALL TIME FAVORITE IS THE NEW PUNCH Scallop Trim Border!!!

  61. I love the very vintage wheel, so beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win some great stampin’ up! products. Enjoy your blog everyday. Hope I’m the lucky winner!

  62. Love your blog. I check it out every day and use some of your ideas in my stamping. I have been a Stampin’ Up fan for approximately 15 years and have quite a stash of stamp sets. Really appreciate how you bring back some of the old sets. Like the new clear sets. Keep your blog coming!

  63. Janet Goshorn

    Your blog is such an inspiration. I check it out every day. I only wish I was half as creative. Thanks so much for all the ideas and for sharing.

  64. I love your blog.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  65. You are so fun. Love your cards and all you do.

  66. Love your blog Mary! You are such an inspiration!

  67. I love your blog!!! I can always count on you for inspiration and WOW factors. Plus…thanks for the tutorials on envelopes. I have already tried them out and have had such a great comments. Again…Thank you and love love love your stuff.

  68. My favorite and first stamp set I received from the current Sale-A-Bration is Vintage Labels. I love how they pair wonderfully with the punches!
    Thank you for the opportunity to win some wonderful blog candy!

  69. Hi, Mary.

    I love your blog!! Thanks so much for the continual inspiration. It’s always fun to see your beautiful design ideas.

  70. Besides learning so much by viewing your blog, I appreciate your great offer to win awesome blog candy (even if we’re on rewind). Think my fav is the new Scallop Trim Border punch, but have several other items on my wish list. Thanks for sharing your fabulous creations and for a chance to win!

  71. I think my favorite is the new border punch! I love visiting your blog daily. You are so talented. Thanks for the chance to win.

  72. How did I miss this post the first time? So generous of you to do a giveaway!

  73. Fran Ferguson

    Love your blog..try to check in everyday if I can..My new favorite is Vintage Vogue because of course it has my initial..F..keep up the great work..

  74. I am digging the Good Neighbors set!

  75. I Love your site and your generosity! Thanks for a chance to win and thanks for coming out everyday with winning ideas!! Right now I think the border punches are a lot of fun and add to any project. Mary Jo

  76. Thannks for sharing your talent, I check your blog lots of times to see your new creations. Whimsical Words is my favorite Sale-a-bration set. Thanks for treating us to Blog candy.

  77. i love border punches so it’s easy to say that i love the new border punch shown in the sab catalog!!! thanks for all of your inspiration

  78. Nothing like waiting until the last minute! I love your site. You’re such an inspiration. I really enjoy the colors you use. I find where you get your “inspiration” post the BEST! For instance… the magazine pictures of the pillows..etc… way too cool. It gets me looking at things differently!

  79. I really do enjoy your site. You inspire me to be more creative every day.
    My fave free gift is…..the ENTIRE SAB Catalogue! lol But I love the Whimsical Words stamp set!
    Thanks for the chance to win blog candy!

  80. I am over the moon that SU added clear stamps to their line! I adore the Picnic Parade set, Whimsical Words and the Sweet Pea felt flowers. I can’t wait to use them in my baby’s room, they’re absolutely perfect for her! I also can’t wait to get some time to actually use these things, since it’s been 6 years since the last baby I sort of forgot just how time consuming they can be!

  81. I love the Neighbors items. The Good Neighbors stamp set and the Welcome Neighbors papers are adorable. I know I’ll end up buying the papers sooner or later. I can do all sorts of things with those!

  82. Hi mary, love your blog and thanks for the chance to win! I love the new sweet pea paper pack! It’s a scrappers dream!

  83. Hi Mary, thanks for the chance to win. I love your blog and I love the new sweet pea paper pack. I am a scrapbooker and this is a great value! Keep up the inspiring works!

  84. The current set I like is Vintage Vogue and the current set I like for a gift is Three Little Words. I love coming to visit your blog – you always have great ideas!

  85. Hi Mary,
    I’d have to say that my favorite is (are) the Whimsical Words stamp set and the scallop trim border punch. I just got my order, and can’t wait to get a chance to play this weekend. I’ve been following your blog since before you moved to AZ. I sure enjoy seeing what you do for all the sketches and challenges. I use mostly SU stamps, so seeing all your cards is so inspiring. Thank you for offering this great blog candy.

  86. Your’s is the only site I faithfully view every day. Wonderful creativity and a very nice hostess. SAB has been good this year.

  87. Teresa Debevec

    Hi Mary. I really like the Whimsical Words and the scallop trim border punch. The paper pack is also a favorite of mine. Teresa Debevec

  88. My favorite is the Whimsical Words set. This blog candy is so sweet of you! Love {heart} your blog!

  89. Brittney Vaughn

    Ack! I almost didn’t enter for this! I love the Whimsical Words. I love your site, I’ve send links to all my friends that love SU!

  90. I love your blog, Mary. Of course, I love a little chance to win free stuff, too! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with all of us.

  91. Jennifer Blank

    I love blog candy-just the thing to make card candy. I love vintage labels.

  92. Oh wow, that Polka Dot punch set is awesome!

    I’d have to say, choosing just one product as a fave from the Saleabrations catalog, that Whimsical Words is my favorite. Would be so useful!

  93. Thanks for a chance to win! I love all of them! Does that qualify? πŸ™‚ I’d love an opportunity to win…I enter these freebies all the time and never seem to win.

    Thanks for entering me! Have a lovely weekend and keep up your fantastic work. I love coming to your blog.

  94. I loved these sets and the paper when they first came out, and I still love them! Pick me! Pick me!

  95. I’d have to say that any of the “Extreme” sets that are offered through sale a bration from the catty are my favorites and the punch and the sentiments are my favs. Thanks for sharing such wonderful creations with us!

  96. Mary,
    I love your blog…you are so creative and have such wonderful ideas. I have to check it everyday for inspiration!!!
    I really don’t have a favorite except I love that they added a punch to be one of the choices.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win such great stamp sets and paper πŸ™‚

  97. I want it! I want it! I would be so thrilled to win a botanical blooms set!
    I’m currently making project for Pregnancy Care Center here locally.

  98. I don’t really have a favorite this year..I love them all and I want them all even the ones on the last page of SAB catty.(Do you think my hubby will give up the garage? I need more room if I get it all! LOL.


  99. I am just getting back into stamping so I love everything. I especially like the scalloped border punch because I can use it on cards and scrapbook pages. It was a great free gift with my order. My sisters and I get together and have a great day making and sharing all the supplies. When I have ordered from you, you have been very caring. Now days that is rare. At my house your site and breakfast go hand and hand every morning. You have such cute ideas.

  100. I think the SAB catalog was the BEST yet! I LOVE the scallop border punch the best…then the vintage labels….then the…LOL!!! I just love your work!! Thanks, Cindy

  101. I love the punch as a reward!

  102. Grace Lange-Way

    Hi Mary:

    I’ve been off line for a while do to technical difficulties but finally they seem to be resolved. Oh how I missed your blog!

    My favorite Sale-A-Bration item is the Good Neighbors stamp set in clear. I never thought I would make use of clear stamps but the storage is so much easier and I love that every stamp is shown in the binding. I have moved many miles from our children and friends and I think I could do a lot with this set to stay in touch.

  103. I LOVE that the punch was added to the sell-a-bration.
    I love looking at your blog, and your creativeness!Carol

  104. I’d have to say that the punch was a nice addition to our choices this year. I have also enjoyed picking out sets from the catalog too:)) Umm, I have earned a few! Thanks for the chance to win such awesome goodies!

  105. That is a really hard choice to make because I love so much of it this year! I think Whimsical words though takes my vote- I just love this font and can see myself going to it over and over again. I do like the punch though too! Oh my!

  106. Hi Mary,
    I have to say my favorite is the Whimiscal Words, the font just catches my eye. It is a hard choice because there are so many great things to choose from. Love your blog and the inspiration I get from your great work. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy.

  107. Love WHIMSICAL WORDS… The font caught my eye from the second I saw it. It goes with WELL SCRIPTED perfectly to accent both inside and outside of any card. Thanks for giving someone a chance to win some candy! Hope it’s me. Would love to be the winner. Thanks again.

  108. It’s always so hard to choose a favorite! SU always has so many wonderful choices. ESPECIALLY this year! But I will have to say that my fav is the vintage labels. I LOVE vintage stamp sets! I also LOVE the designer series paper!

  109. Hi Mary-I’m obsessed with the new Scallop Trim Border!! I come to your blog everytime I need some inspiration, you’re so great!! I’m fairly new to scrapbooking, & I haven’t used stampin up products yet…i’ve been so excited to try them, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I win!!!
    Brianne πŸ™‚

  110. I am loving the vintage label stamp set! In fact, I am using one of the labels for my upcoming wedding invitations! Thanks for the chance to win!

  111. Hi Mary…Thanks for another great chance to win. I have to go with all the fans of the Whimiscal Words stamp set. I can see that I am going to get plenty of use out of this one.

  112. Miriam Daniels

    I love that Stampin Up is doing clear block stamps. I really like Whimsical Words, you can use that set over and over and over. πŸ™‚ Thanks for a chance to win some goodies!

  113. It looks like I’m one of many who like the “Whimsical Words” stamp set. I love your blog! I visit all the time, you are so talented!

  114. Jenifer Phillips

    I love the Whimsical Words stamp set. Thanks for the opportunity to win this great blog candy!

  115. do I have to only pick one there are soooo many but if I have only one pick three little words set

  116. LOVE the clear option! I really like the whimsical words set.

  117. Marcia Bidwell

    Hi Mary! Thanks for the chance to win blog candy! I love all of your great ideas! My favorite item from the SAB is the new scallop edge trim punch.

  118. Happy Moments is my favorite and with the new punch. I haven’t play with the Good Neighbor but I think it can be versatile. Thanks for a chance to the blog candy.

  119. Hi Mary, always enjoy checking in with you! I love that we had so many choices this time although I did go with two of the originals… loved the Vintage Labels because I have all the punches it takes and it inspires me to get more use from them, and I appreciated that they offered the new punch as a choice. All the best to you!!

  120. The Whimsical Words is super cute, keep up the great work at displaying so many fun and new ideas, We LoVE TheMMM!

  121. Helen M. Schadegg

    Please don’t ask me to pick one favorite! That’s just cruel! However, I have loved working the new border punch and matching corner punch. But, one of my altime favorites is Tart and Tangy…especially at this time of year…it’s so refreshing!

  122. Hi Mary,

    I REALLY like the new punch. I haven’t placed my order yet but hopefully will be able to soon. I love your blog. It’s nice to have a place to go to learn so many cool things! Keep up the GREAT work!

  123. Hi Mary…love your blog. I read it everyday for great ideas and inspiration. If I have to choose, I would say that Whimsical Words is my favorite set. Thanks for the opportunity to win some candy!

  124. Awesome ideas as always Mary! I have been a really bad blogger, but I always read your post thru my email.
    Thanks for the chance to win!


  125. What a gorgeous set – this is before my time, so I had never seen it before! Thanks for this blog candy opportunity! My favorite set from this year? Happy Moments. I’ll be sad that I’ll have to stop demonstrating that versatile set after SAB is over.

  126. Hi Mary! I love your blog and check it out every day πŸ™‚ My fave SAB item is probably the Happy Moments set…I am already picturing how I’ll use it!

  127. Hi Mary! Oh what fun blog candy! My favorite SAB gift is the Scallop Trim Border punch! So happy it’ll be in the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog! Thanks for the wonderful ideas and inspiration!

  128. Your designs are great and I can’t thank you enough for the constant inspiration! I have had such a hard time trying to not buy everything this spring. Ha ha! But my most favorite so far are the new impressions folders. They are so easy!

  129. Patti Painter

    Mary, I so enjoy looking at your site. You do such a nice job explaining everthing and your art is fabulous. I have finally ordered the bigshot this month and will receive several of the free sets and although I can’t wait to get some of the new ones…I am anxious to ink up the Three Little Words from the catalog. I have always thought it was a great deal and now FREE is even better. Looking forward to following you for a long time.

  130. I love that Stampin’ Up included a punch this year!!! And a what a great punch it is!!! Gotta love those scallops!

  131. kellie farrell

    I love Vintage Labels!

  132. Sandy (redstampinsam)

    I held off til the very end but now that I’ve seen the Good Neighbor paper pack, I can’t wait til my own arrives — cute stuff! We have two new Super Stampers in my monthly group and I’d love to give them the stamp sets from your blog candy, but I’d definitely hoard that super holiday paper for myself if I win!!! Thanks Mary!

  133. Mary, I love your blog and try to read it daily. Thanks so much for sharing your passion with the rest of us.

  134. Hi Mary,

    My favorite is the Vintage Labels set. I look forward to visiting your site everyday and am so thankful for the wealth of information you share. Your projects inspire me to stamp. In the past I just “collected” the stamp sets!

  135. Thank you SU for putting a punch in the SAB catty! I just love the scallop trim border punch!

  136. Oops, I meant I love YOUR site!

  137. I love you site! Now you’re my demonstartor. I really love the scallop trim border punch. I had to go buy stuff from Stampin up just to get it.

  138. I love the Whimiscal Words Stamp Set.
    Your site awesome. Thanks for the wonderful ideas.
    Also thanks for the chance to win your wonderful blog candy.

  139. Connie Lambropooulos

    I love the scallop edge punch and coordinating corner punch! A close second would be the Whimsical Words. I’ve been enjoying your site every day!

  140. Mary,
    First I must say that checking your blog is part of my daily routine now! As far as my favorite SAB it has to be the Vintage Vouge! I have it in the clear mount and I love it! It is just beautiful!

  141. The scallop punch is my favorite item. Thank you for the opportunity to win some great blog candy.

  142. Lourdes Gonzalez

    I love your blog and check it almost every day. I love your design style, clean, detailed and balanced. My fav SAB is the scallop punch. I of course had to get the corner punch to go with it =).

    Luly G

  143. Love your blog- love to look at your beautiful stamping room or suite I should say! so jealous. I love the Scallop trim border punch. Have to keep working with it- but I knew it would be worth it. Such an elegant look. Would love to win anything from you!!!

  144. I love the new punch and I enjoyed using it at the parties that I have gone to recently. I enjoy your cards very much and try to copy them all the time. Thanks for the great blog that I checkout daily for new ideas!!!

  145. I love the Good Neighbors set and matching DSP – We just moved so the timing was perfect to use on cards to family and friends with our new address. Thank you for all your inspiration! Your blog is a daily stop. What a talented creative lady you are!

  146. My favorite SAB item has to be the Scallop Trim Punch. I have used it so much since I got it. I am also enjoying the Vintage Labels set. Love the idea of stamp and punch to make a perfect label. Thanks for sharing your designs with us. I love your work!

  147. Vintage Labels is my favorite from SAB. What a great set!

    LOVE your blog. It is a must read for me every day. You are quite and inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy!!!


  148. Thank you so much for the great opportunity to win some great candy. I absolutely love your blog and look forward to your cards every day! My favorite sale-a-bration product is the scallop border punch.

  149. I love the new scallop trim border, it was wonderful to get that for free.

  150. My favorite is all the clear stamp options. I’m so excited. Much cleaner! You’re such an inspiration loving all of your projects!!!!!

  151. Mary – my favorite item from the current sale-a-bration is the scallop punch. But I really like that SU! also offered some stamp sets from the catalog – which is what I chose.

    Thanks for the chance to win!


  152. Don’t make me pick just one item…
    I love–and want–it all!!!

    Love your blog. It makes me smile
    every day.


  153. Sabrina Hanson

    I like how the new scallop trim punch is sleek and great for a small storage place!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  154. Bridgett Smith

    I love the Whimiscal Words. I love your site and your beautiful works of art. Thanks for all the great ideas.

  155. Love, love the scallop border punch. Makes even so-so cards look great. Thanks for sharing the blog candy and thanks for sharing all the inspiraton. Your blog rocks!

  156. Lisa Crutchfield

    My favorite is by far the scallop trim border punch!! I love reading your blog everyday!! Thanks for sharing!!

  157. Love the Whimsical Words. As I see a lot of others do too.
    I love your creative talent, your cards are great.
    I always look forward to you next card. Thanks for
    your prompt delivery of my order.

  158. I LOVE the Whimsical Words stamp set, especially the clear version. The new scallop border punch is great too but still have to say that Whimsical Words is the best. Thanks for all the great ideas on your site!!

  159. Hi Mary – love what you do and so appreciate getting your daily dose of sunshine in my email box! My fav is the Scallop Trim Border – love it!!! Use it on all kinds of projects to dress them up. So glad they made it a sale-a-bration gift!

  160. Oh, I love, love, love the Scallop Border Punch!!!

  161. I love, love, love Whimsical Words and am loving the clear mount option just as much!

  162. My favorite set is the Whimsical Words in clear. LOVE the new clear-block-mounted stamps!

  163. Karen Davidson

    Hi Mary-Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy. I love your site and check it every day for my daily dose of inspiration! Thanks again. Karen Davidson in Wisconsin

  164. Chris R. from Iowa

    Oh Mary, pick me!!!! I was so miffed that I could only afford one of the SAB last year and I really wanted the punch stamps but chose something else. This year is a little different in that I am hosting our group and have more time to save up! Anyway, I have to say it is a toss up between the scallop punch and the Whimsical Words. I love the font for the words. I, too, love your site and look forward to it daily. I have learned so much from your tutorials and just checking out everything. Keep up the great work, which I know you will! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us.

    Chris R. from Iowa

  165. I am so liking the sneak peak! Looks like something I would be very interested in doing for a great Father’s Day card. Beats a tie for Dad!!! Thanks for your consistency of the element of surprise!

  166. Mary, you are such an amazing inspiration. Thank you for posting creative projects, and for offering us the chance to win goodies, too!! πŸ™‚

    My favorites are the Vintage Labels and Good Neighbors stamp sets. πŸ™‚

  167. Scallop circle punch and scallop border punch (which btw isn’t looking so good….leaving lots of frays. And it’s my second one…any suggestions?) Use them both daily, it seems.

    Looking forward to the PPA tomorrow….by any chance would it involve a leprechaun?

  168. You cards are such an inspiration to me!

  169. I love Sale-a-bration time!!! As usual, I get all the free items, except this year. I really like the Whimsical Words set.

  170. Thanks for giving us all a chance to win some fun blog candy!!

    LOVE the cards you share.


  171. I love the Vintage Labels set – so much fun to use!

  172. My favorite is Happy Moments. So versatile and cute!

  173. I’ll throw my hat in the ring and say I love the Birthday Bliss stamp set. “May your layers be many and your frosting be thick” has to be my favorite sentiment of all time.

  174. I would have to say by far the SCALLOP BORDER PUNCH….it’s so much fun!!!

  175. This is a hard one – it would have to be a toss up between Whimsical Words and the border punch. I have used them both already and love them.

    Thanks Mary! I love looking at your site for ideas and inspiration!


  176. Vintage Labels

  177. The Scallop punch is my favorite Saleabration Item! Thanks for the re-wind!

  178. I love that paper, so bright and cheerful. Your blog is very inspirational and creative. Sale-a-bration favorite is Whimsical Words, love them.

  179. My daughter and I were making cards and she said, “Mom, let’s see what Stampin’ Pretty has up, we need some help!” So we went to our FAVORITE place and got much needed inspiration (always do, you are amazing)and saw the Blog Candy & she said I had to leave a(1st ever comment…I am techno challenged) since March 13th is my birthday!!! So, thanks for the incredible job you do, you are truly an inspiration to my daughter and I, just wish I didn’t live half a country away, I’d be at your workshops in a heartbeat!!!

  180. What great fun to FLASHBACK to 2009!!! Look how far we’ve come!! thans for all you create.

  181. my favorite has to be the scallop border punch!!

  182. With so many prizes to chose from this year I would have to say my favorite is the scallop punch. This punch is such a treat to have in the Sale a bration catalog. And it’s bunches of fun to stamp with.

  183. Denise Sorbera

    Hi Mary – my fav is the scallop border punch! I check your site daily and can’t wait for you to have a workshop with Shelli! I’ll be watching!


  184. So hard to choose a fav with all the great newbies! I LOVE the new design of the punches, LOVE the clear stamp sets and LOVE the font on the Whimsical Words set. If I were torn for a fav I’d say the scallop trim border punch.
    I love that S/U added punches & paper to SAB!
    Thanks for the contest and the chance to win some goodies – always loved the polka-dot punches but I don’t have it.

  185. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas! My favorite SAB is also Whimsical Words.

  186. Lovely project. Elegant as always. My fav is Bella’s bloom–I believe that’s what it is called. I ordered that one when I hosted last month.

  187. If I had to chose only one thing it would be the Whimsical Words…they are so elegant and I have used them a lot already!! I am going to get a second set in Spanish-Love them. Rebecca

  188. I heart last years SAB. Love your site. The new vintage labels is my new fav.

  189. go sale a bration!! It is the best! thanks for great blog…

  190. Love your site ,am on every day. Fav would be scallop punch . keep up the great work.

  191. I recently went to a SU party and got the Extreme Surfboard as my free gift and its now my favorite. It is great to make cards for teenage males! I used it to make my brother a birthday card and he absolutely loves it!

  192. I love the scallop border punch. I am so glad there are more things available free this year! Thanks for all your ideas and inspiration!

  193. ‘ve really enjoyed your all blog and all the new ideas you provide. I will continue to view for upcoming ideas. Thanks.

    Taos, New Mexico

  194. It’s all about the punch! Love how it can add that special touch to any card. Love your style and visit daily for inspiration. Thanks for all you do!

  195. Janet Swofford

    Hands down,the scallop border punch and Vintage labels! I think it’s so cool that a punch is included in the choices this year. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win:-)
    Inky hugs,

  196. I love the Good Neighbor stamp set. My only regret was I wish I had ordered it in the clear set instead of the wood blocks. I even used the leave stamp to make flower petals with. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful card ideas and the chance to win this wonderful retired set. Keep up the great work, Becky πŸ™‚

  197. I was recently at a Stampin’ Up party and of course I spent more then enough to get a free product from the sale-a-brations catalog! I ordered the new scallop edge punch, can’t wait to try it out!

  198. I love the simplicity of your work. Very clean and sharp looking. I appreciate that you blog each day and keep us coming back for more.

  199. My favorite is the Scallop punch.

  200. Hi Mary,
    I love the new Scallop punch it is awsome… thanks for the chance.. love your blog…look forward to seeing your great ideas.
    Melissa inWI

  201. Hi Mary! πŸ™‚ I think my favorite is the Scallop Trim Boarder punch – how exciting that they are putting punches into Sell-A-Bration. Of course this year its going to be hard to pick just one or two.. as everything in the SAB catalog is gorgeous! Having my party next weekend, so I’m crossing my fingers that i’ll get to pick out 2 – one for my spending and one for my party πŸ™‚

  202. So much great stuff, it’s hard to choose one! I guess I’ll go with the scallop trim border punch….I’m getting so much use out of this punch!

  203. Wow, only one? I guess it would be the scallop trim border punch; it was the first thing I got from the catalog. I visit your blog every day because I really enjoy what you do; I get lots of inspiration. Thanks.

  204. I love the Whimiscal Words. That was the first set I got from Sale-Abration. I enjoy your blog and read every post. Thanks for the opportunity to win these stamp sets.

  205. New reader here from Seattle, WA! Love your site/blog! My favorite SAB right now is absolutely the scallop border punch. SOOOO pretty! I use it on just about every single card. Now that I’ve seen how people use Good Neighbors set, I am lusting after that too! I might just have to put in another order before SAB ends. πŸ˜€

  206. I like whimiscal words..I never seems to have enough sayings stamps

  207. I love the Whimsical Words set and the curly font they used! Saleabration is my favorite time of the year!!!! Thanks for sharing your great ideas with us!!!

  208. OOps forgot to mention my favorite thing. I loved the punch and it was something I grabbed right away. I love anything Stampin’ Up makes though I’m partial.

  209. Mary I love your website. I am an avid reader. I get bummed when you don’t post something. You are so inspirational. I love your site keep it up. πŸ™‚

  210. Hi Mary!
    my favs are the vintage labels, whimsical words and yes the scallop punch too!
    I’m enjoying working my way through the welcome neighbor papers, love the SU! DSPs!!!
    Have a great day!
    blessings, Maria

  211. i’m loving SAB. i’m so glad they added the stamps from the catalog as well. i’ve enjoyed getting my free sets…now i just need to sit down and use them all. i like the polka dot set from 2009- sorry i missed that one. maybe i’ll win it πŸ™‚

  212. Amazing SAB this year. Love the Whimsical Words. I look forward to seeing your beautiful cards every day.

  213. I just love the scallop trim border punch and the vintage labels. I just love the work you do and how inspiring your projects are. Thank you.

  214. Lori Jane Mittlestadt

    I can neve have enough words or paper, so Whisical Words and the Good Neighbor paper pack are my favs. The cute 6 x 6 size is perfect for folding projects, too! The Sneak Peek looks like a very cute leprechaun; can’t wait to see him. lorijane

  215. My favorite SAB set is Good Neighbor…there is so much you can do with it. Thank you for offering a chance to win those awesome sets!

  216. Polka Dot Punches, is 1 of my favs! Made many of cards with this set. From the new Sale-a-B, Happy Moments,& the new Punch(scallop trm bord)! Thanks for an oldie giveaway!

  217. Jennie Stanworth

    I love vintage labels and the scallop border punch! I love your blog and look forward to checking it every day! Thanks for the fabulous ideas!

  218. The Scallop trim border punch for sure! Thanks for the chance for some awesome blog candy.

  219. Mary Jo Baird

    I love the new scallop border punch! Lots and lots of possibilities with that one! Thank you for all your inspiration! I have figured out a lot of projects just from your ideas!! Great giveaway!

  220. It’s hard to pick just one, but the new punch is awesome! This is the best SAB yet with so many other choices for the FREE item! Thank you for a chance to win.

  221. I love the scallop trim border punch and I also love all the stamps available in clear mount!

  222. kathy amstutz

    Whimsical Words was my hands-down top choice from Sale-a-bration; great, versatile set!

  223. I love the new scallop border punch! As always, thanks for the inspiration!

  224. I hate to sound like everyone else..but Whimsical Words is one of my favorites from this SAB!

  225. I love the Sweet Pea Paper best of all! It is my favorite paper to create from! Love your ideas you share with us!

  226. My favorite stamp set is Whimsical Words. I love the font. I think that Stampin Up is finally listening to what the customer wants. So many young adults are doing stamping now and this is just what the younger crowd wants. Thank you Stampin Up!

  227. Good Morning Mary~

    I would pick WHIMSICAL WORDS as my favorite! Love the fun font!!
    Thanks for the chance to win such cool prizes!

    Happy Stampin’

  228. My favorite SAB is the “Whimsical Words” (which I got in Spanish; love the loopy font style! I also have the punch and am expecting the “Happy Moments” set by month end. Love the SAB this year and love your work and this site.

  229. I love Sale-a-bration! I just got Happy Moments yesterday and I can’t wait to use it.

  230. Hum…to choose just one…probably the scallop trim punch.

    You make the most beautiful things. I hope to become as creative as you!!

  231. I love the Scallop Trim border punch. It’s so delicate looking! The perfect trim.

  232. I must admit that I am a sucker for DSP, so the DSP Pad would be my favorite. I can never have enough pretty paper.

    Thanks Mary! I look forward to your posts everyday.

  233. Connie Lambropoulos

    My favorite has to be the scallop trim border punch(with its matching corner punch!) but a close second is the Whimsical Words.

  234. I love, love, love whimsical words. It was the first set I got, and I really like that I could get it as a clear mount set!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creations with everyone!

  235. I have been having great fun with the scallop trim punch! It adds a great finished touch to my cards. And of course you can’t not have the corner punch to go with it!

  236. Tammy Jackson

    I LOVE the new scalloped punch that is free with a $50 purchase and I also love the welcome neighbor dsp pad.
    This is the best SAB EVER! I will REALLY miss it when
    it is over.
    BTW I LOVE your blog. Your work is amazing and gives
    me such wonderful inspiration. Thanks for sharing with
    all of us.

  237. I love, love, love the whimsical words, it was the first thing I got! And I really like that I was able to get them as a clear mount set.

    Thank you for your blog, I read it every day πŸ™‚

  238. Whimsical Words does it for me. Guess it’s the loopy design. Thanks for the chance to play!

  239. Oh, this is easy! My favorite from the SAB catalog is the scallop trim punch! It’s so cute!

  240. I love the Vintage Labels, they are so versatile and I’ve got so many ideas for them. Thanks so much for your blog, I read it every day. Really loved the Treat Cup Lion!

  241. Definitely Whimsical Words and the Scallop Trim border punch. Very cool and fun…

  242. I love the border punch plus being able to choose from so many other sets. It is awesome!

  243. I love that SU has expanded the SAB options to include a huge list of available free stamps. Its been a great way to build up your stash! πŸ™‚

  244. Ronna Conseen

    I love that this year they are offering other sets! My favorite, tho, is the Welcome Neighbor paper pack. I love the colors and that it matches the Good Neighbor set! Great job Stampin’ UP!!

  245. I love everything in the Sale-A-Bration book. My favouite item is the Scallop Trim Border Punch. Thank you so much for your blog. I enjoy it everyday.

  246. I love the “Whimsical Words” and “Scallop Trim border punch” and they are FREE !!!! But I love your blog more. Thank you for sharing

  247. where is the purse die featured in your projects to-day?

  248. Love the Sale-a-bration!! I’m new to Stampin Up products and I can’t get enough! Your blog has given me so much influence on how to create wondrous works of art. Thank you for sharing. <3

  249. I look forward to an email link to your website every morning. Your taste is superb! I also am passionate about Stampin Up! My stamp room is overflowing! Sale-a-bration time is always one of the best times! Thanks for the chance to play!

  250. My favorite set is Whimsical Words because its so versatile!

  251. I have come to really like all of the SAB sets, but I think my most favorite is Happy Moments. I love the versatility of the set–it works so well for most occasions or just for fun. Thanks for inspiring us and for the blog candy!

  252. Biggest favorite for SAB this year is the Good Neighbors 6 x 6 paper. I wish more DP would be offered in this size. If I could have a 2nd it would be the punch. Love your ideas…..

  253. I have fallen in love with all of the SAB items but my fav is the Vintage set (lovin’ the new rubber mount on acrylics). You always keeps us inspired & motivated. Now onto the blog candy….

  254. My favorite SAB product has to be the new Sweet Pea Stitched Felt – LOVE LOVE LOVE them. Had to buy two packets so I had one in reserve (what, there’s something wrong with that?). Love your blog Mary!

  255. Karen McAlpine

    OH, I think my favorite is the Happy Moments set. Although I do not have this set, I really like the bird cage in this set. ( I have a bird thing going on lately) Secondly, I like the vintage labels set which I do own. It works with my punches. Thanks for such a nice blog candy. Love all the cards you make.

  256. I love your blog and look forward to seeing your beautiful creations each day. My favorite Sale-a-bration set is Vintage Labels.

  257. I must say “Whimsical Words” is my favorite set. I use them over and over and they also can be used inside or outside of a card and work great. They also go wonderfully with “Well Scripted” and the FONT on both had me hooked from my first peak! Love them both and LOVE. Love, Love your work. You always give such great inspiration to others.

  258. You always create the most beautiful cards and projects. And now your giving away fat free candy – yahoooo! My favorite stamp set is vintage labels, good neighbors and the new border punch. “In that order” πŸ™‚

  259. Jeannette Dailey

    Thanks for sharing your blog with us. You are such a talented person. I love this years Sale a bration. The punch is one of my favs along with the whimsical words. I love that SU has offered some items out of the catty as well.
    Thanks again for sharing your blog with us.

  260. I LOVE everything about Sale-A-Bration! Thanks for the chance to win! πŸ™‚

  261. Vintage labels is my fav SAB. Love your work btw.

  262. It has to be the Border Punch! I don’t know how I lived without it!

  263. I LOVE your projects – they give me such inspiration to get moving and create! Love the sale-a-bration time of year!

  264. I love the Stampin Up Sale-a-bration deals and have taken full advantage of it so far. I love the scallop trim border punch! Thanks for the chance to win.

  265. Roberta Smith

    My favorite current SAB set is Whimsical Words. I knew when I first saw it that it would be the first one I got. It was and I use it all the time. It is very versatile. Thanks for the chance to win and I love seeing all your creative projects.

    P.S. Not very many people are answering your question. Why would anyone not want to share their favorite set?

  266. Hi Mary! I love your Polka Dot Punches project…you’re right, it’s an oldie but a goodie! XO

  267. My favorite item is the new punch! Always inspired by your blog. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  268. I already have 5 of the sale-a-bration sets and who could resist getting more? Not me .

  269. Ashley Allred

    This Sale-a-bration is so good it is hard to pick just one thing, but If I had to pick I think it would have to be Vintage Labels and then Whimsical Words. I also love them in the new clear mount. It makes it so easy. I just love it. I could go on for hours about it.
    Thanks for the chance for the wonderful blog candy and for all the great inspiration.

  270. Kathryn Kuffe

    You are so talented and generous for sharing what you create on your blog. I am most grateful that SU allows us so many choices for SAB this year. Wisconsin misses you….Kathy from Brookfield!

  271. I love your site. You always step outside of the box and show us how one stamp can turn into something entirely different thant intended.


  272. Jennifer Salmon

    Love your blog for inspiration. Your stamping space is fabulous!

  273. jenny said....

    Love your ideas! Very cute cards. Will be using your site for inspiration this weekend!

  274. Love your work, Mary!! Thanks for a chance to win!!!

  275. Mary you continue to inspire me. I just love looking at your creations. I have my coffee with you every morning. My best, Wendy

  276. Holly M from Texas

    Thanks for sharing your blog and your knowledge of everything designed with a piece of pretty paper. I love checking out your blog always so bright and cheerful. Thanks for sharing!!!

  277. What am awesome giveaway! Thanks for everything you do.

  278. I remember well the products from last year’s SAB catalog. That designer series paper and color palette was one of my favorites. That is an adorable little purse box. Thank you for the giveaway!

  279. Mary,
    I absolutely love your site! You are such an inspiration! Every morning I have to look and see what beautiful work you have done! And believe me I am never disappointed! You never cease to amaze me! I love that you are willing to share all your talent with us! I also love the fact that you use different stamp sets all the time! The sale a bration stamp sets are awesome! It makes me want them all when you use them on your site! Thanks for all you do!

  280. It would be wonderful to add some new stamps to my collection!

  281. Mary, you such a creative person, can always count on you for great ideas!! Keep up the good work.

  282. I love the little project set that you have posted. Never fails that you always have something super cute that you have created on your blog. thank you so much for sharing your talent with us!

    Inky Hugs,

  283. You’re one of the top two blogs I love with or without a giveaway! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

  284. Martha Hepburn

    I love the border punch. I like the new design.

  285. love sale a bration!!1 Love your blog thanks for chance to play!

  286. I love Sale-a-bration time. SU has the best stamps for free!Thanks for sharing your blog with us followers. Yvonne

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