Fond Farewell Hop and Blog Candy Blowout!

June Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Pretty Pals June
blog hop!  This month, we're bidding a "Fond Farewell" to some of our old
friends, the 30 retiring colors of Stampin' Up!'s Color Renovation! 

If you've
hopped over from
Anne Eicher's Creative Cards By Anne blog, I'm
stop number 13 on the PALS HOP and I'm glad you hopped in!  I'll
help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find inspirational
ideas for papercrafted creations from my Stampin' Pretty Pals!
Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the PALS
HOP LINE-UP below and you'll be back on track!

In honor
of the retiring colors, we're offering BLOG CANDY at each stop on the
Visit each of the 17 Stampin' Pretty Pals blogs and leave a comment to
their specific posted question (below).  You'll have a not one, but 17 chances
to WIN
some great Stampin' Up! goodies!


1.     Liz Hughes   
2.     Gina Shaw
3.     Barbara
Nina Dee
    Debbie Pierce
6.     Ann Schach
7.     Melanie
8.     Kim Lampone
9.     Mike Funke
  Regina Mangum
  Linda Callahan
  Anne Eicher
  Mary Fish
Carla Bazhenow
Joanna Munster
Margaret Moody

17.   Martha

Stampin up itty bitty bits

BYE BYE BERMUDA BAY!  Don't forget that three current In
Colors–Bermuda Bay, Dusty Durango and Crushed Curry–are also retiring.  This clean and simple card highlights both retiring In Color Bermuda Bay (so crisp against Whisper White) and the Itty Bitty Bits stamp set and coordinating punches (available in the Summer Mini Catalog).

STAMPIN' PRETTY TIP:  Diggin' the Bermuda Bay Designer Series coordinating envelope (fits 4 X 4 CARDS)?  I'll post the details and step-by-step photos on how easy it is to create on tomorrow's post.

Stampin up itty bitty shapes punch pack Stamp Set:  Itty Bitty Bits (Summer Mini Catalog:  Wood Mount 117056, Clear Mount 120060), Teeny Tiny Tags (115370)
Paper:  Bermuda Bay Designer Series Paper (115684), Whisper White (100730) 
Ink:  Bermuda Bay (115655)
Cool Tools:  Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (Summer Mini Catalog, 118309), Modern Label Punch (116630)
The Perfect Touch:  Bermuda Bay 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (115610), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


Stampin up blog candy
Winner of my blog candy give away will receive the Stampin' Up! items in the photo above (including a mini 3 x 3 version of my blog hop card for fun)! 
  • Whoo's Your Valentine? stamp set.  Retires 7/1 and part of the Stampin' Up! Last Chance Stamp List.
  • On Board Bird Book (Occasions Mini Catalog, no longer available).  Adorable decorated with designer paper and embellishments.
  • Over sixty 6 x 6" sheets of retiring Stampin' Up! Patterns Designer Series Paper.  12 different colors.  See complete list or retiring accessories at Updated Last Chance Accessories.

THE RULES:  For your
chance to win all the above goodies, please leave me a comment at the end of this post with your answer to the question below.  DEADLINE is 3:00 PM CST, Friday, June 11th, at which time I'll
choose a random winner. Shipping to US only.

THE QUESTION!  If you had $50
extra dollars to spend, what would you buy from the current Stampin'
Up! Summer Mini Catalog?

My Answer:  I would buy oodles of the Simply Adorned Bracelets and Charms (p. 17).  They make great gifts and the Itty Bitty Bits stamps (especially when punched with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punches) look adorable in the charms.

announce the winner of my blog candy package here on my blog on Sunday,
June 13th,
2010. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me after
their name is announced.

inspiring ideas and another great blog candy package await you when you hop to
Carla Bazhenow's Blog, stop number 14 on the "Fond
Farewell" PALS HOP!  Hop over and see
Carla's wonderfully
creative ideas!  Thanks for "hopping" by!


  1. Janna Natividad

    That’s an easy one July Fourth set with the wheel and DSP (Presto, Island, and Travel) LOVE the paper in this mini.

  2. Rhonda Gurley

    What to get? There is so much wonderful stuff. I would get the July Fourth set, Motorcycle stamp and the Extra Large Cogs Double punch.

    Love you web site keep it up

  3. It’s hard to narrow it down. I would get the Travel Journal Designer Series Paper, the briefcase On-board album, the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, the Itty Bitty Bits , and the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.

  4. I would go an itty bitty crazy! The Itty Bitty Bits, Bitty Buttons, and the punch pack would have endless possibilities. I’d get the designer series pack of paper…love the color combination.

  5. If I had an extra $50, I would get the clear acrylic block set. I have a few clear stamps without a proper sized block- not so much fun. Lol!

  6. Oh boy, fifty extra dollars. The briefcase board book with Designer series paper Travel Journal. The Herringbone 6×6 album. Then Tropical Party stamps with Island Oasis paper. What a great weekend I would have with all these items. Love everything in the Summer Mini

  7. I would get the itty bitty shapes punch, the watercolor trio, the square lattice embossing folder and the all a flutter stamp.

  8. I would buy the tropical party paper and stamp set, watercolor trio, sweet scoops and satin ribbon in many colors. Mary, I have to tell you I love your blog. I check daily. Thanks for all your wonderful ideas.

  9. I love your work! And if I had fifty dollars…here goes:
    Pedaling Past and Tropical Party clear mount sets… The tropical designer paper..and probably now going over budget…favorite sayings!

  10. I’d buy the coordinating luau stamp set, paper and Big Shot die. Reminds me of our trip to Hawaii a few years ago. With the money I have left, I’d get some ink.

    Crossing my fingers to win!

    [email protected]

  11. I would buy the Watercolor Trio, Blissful Bride, and Go Graduate, mainly because I have just about everything else in the catalog. I do like those sets, but haven’t purchased them.

  12. I know it might sound boring, but I’d get more of the acrylic blocks in various sizes!

  13. Hey Mary!
    If I had $50 dollars to spend I’d definitely have to buy the Big Bold Cupcakes set of Dies, The Large Star Punch and the Small Star Punch.
    I am addicted to your website and I can’t wait to go through the blog hops! You definitely inspire me as an artist! Thank you so much!


  14. Elements of Style in clear mount: $19.95
    Happy Grad: $8.95
    All A Flutter: $6.95
    Sweet Scoops – Clear-Mount Stamp $14.95

    That was hard to pare down my list!!!! LOL

  15. Wow, fifty dollars! Ok, let’s see… I would get the Tropical Party stamp set, Designer Printed Album and some of the fun Designer Series Paper to go with it. Oh, it just screams summer fun to me! ? it!!

  16. Mary Ellen Mayer

    I have followed you for a long time. I like your clean, elegant designs. Thanks for all the tutorials as well. I would choose anything that punches–cog, punch pack Bigz die. They give clean lines and make assembly so easy!!

  17. Beautiful card and envelope. I love your work. I would buy the watercolor trio stamp and the punches.

  18. L. Venvertloh

    Oh..that is hard! Sweet scoops, First Day, and July Fourth (clear mount). I would also love another set of Smooch spritz! I love your blog! It gives me confidence to put unique color combos! Thank you!

  19. If I would be lucky enough to have an extra $50, I would like the Watercolor Trio stamp set, the embossing folder, and I would love to try those smooch spritzes! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

  20. I would buy the punches that I do not have in my collection. I love my punches and can not live without them.

  21. It’s really hard for me to narrow down, especially when I don’t have much in terms of supplies! I think I’d start with the Itty Bitty Bits, the Punch Pack, and probably some of the Builder Wheel products.

  22. If I had $50.00 to buy anything in the summer mini it would be some smooch spritz and the satin ribbon in every color. Love your blog, your cards are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy.

  23. If I had $50.00 to spend on the summer mini catalog I will buy Elements of Style (awesome stamp set), smooch spray and a variety of satin ribbon. I love your cards and your site. Thank you for all of the outstanding information and ideas.

  24. I need All a Flutter, Itty Bitty Bits, and the coordinating punch. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!



  26. I would have to say I would by the word punch, scallop punch, 1 1/4″ and 1 3/8″ round punches. Can never have to many punches. I would love to have them all but these are the next couple on my list. I would also buy Card stock. Can never have to much!!

  27. I just love all of your cards! Elements of Style, smooch spritz, and Presto Patterns specialty paper are the items on my wish list:)

  28. The square lattice folder, Watercolor Trio, and ribbon. Love that stuff.

  29. Sweet Scoops and Tropical Party

  30. Such great ideas on your website! If I had $50 to spend on the Summer Mini, I would buy the In a Word and Favorite Thoughts stamp sets and definitely lots of the charms! Thanks for the chance

  31. Jenny Schlagel

    Oooh, let’s see. With $50 I would get some of the smooch spritz, the lattice die, the tropical paper and stamp set, then some of that yummy satin ribbon. LOVE the summer mini!

  32. Steph loves to stamp

    I would buy the Fourth of July stamp set and all the satin ribbons. They are beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win an awesome prize!!!

  33. Mary, Thank you so much for this blog hop! This has been one of my favorites! I’ve enjoyed every stop! I especially like your Bermuda Bay card….I can always count on you for fresh ideas. Hmmm…only $50 to spend on the Summer Mini? That’s not enough! πŸ™‚ I would spend it on Sweet Scoops; Itty Bitty Bits; Bitty Buttons; and the Punch Pack! Plus, I would still want to get more of the satin ribbons!
    Sharon L.

  34. Elements of Style and loads of new ink colors. I find myself using the same over and over!

  35. $50 wouldn’t even cover it!!! I want so much!!! Definitely bouquet bunch, elements of style, sweet scoops, favorite thoughts. Lots I want….

  36. $50 wouldn’t even cover it!!! I want so much!!! Definitely bouquet bunch, elements of style, sweet scoops, favorite thoughts. Lots I want….

  37. Love your blog & your blog candy! Thanks for the chance to win. If I had $50 to spend I’d buy: Vanilla & Log Cabin Smooch Spritz, Element of Style, Color Catcher, Lattice Die, & the motorcycle stamp. Oops, did I go over??? πŸ™‚

  38. First of all Mary, thank you for a wonderful blog. I look at your blog at least 3 times a week. What an inspiration! Now, what would I buy with an extra $50 the balance of the satin ribbon that I do not have.

  39. If I had an extr 50.00 to spend I would buy Pedaling Past. It is not what I would normally buy but it looks like a fun set!

  40. Miriam Daniels

    If I had an extra $50 … mmm, I’d get the motorcycle stamp, Pedaling Past, and tons of satin ribbon! πŸ™‚

  41. Deborah Halstead

    First of all, I have to tell you that I posted my first comment ever, yesterday although I have loved visiting several blogs for two years. You always have the most innovative, creative, fun “stuff” for me to see and to be honest…copy! So thank you (very late) for sharing so much of yourself on your blog. Now on the the question…if I had $50 to spend…I would buy ribbon, ribbon, ribbon. Love the SU ribbon. Thanks.

  42. I didn’t get any of the builder wheels and accessories so I would spend my $50 on those. Sure hope those are in the new catty.

  43. Oh, fun! Satin ribbon, Bitty Buttons, the Square Lattice Embossing folder, the All A Flutter stamp,

  44. I would have to get the punches and then the motorcycle stamps. Love your website.

  45. If I had an extra $50 to spend, I’d go for the Itty Bitty Bits (clear) stamps, Bitty Buttons, & coordinating Punch Pack. I’d also go for the Island Oasis DSP and Chalkboard Decor Elements and then round it out with some of the 5/8″ satin ribbon. As usually, my wish list exceeds my budget, but that’s what keeps me going to order more next month!
    Thanks for your daily inspiration and for the chance to play along with your pals for a chance to win some really cool blog candy! You Rock!

  46. Okay…dippy do didn’t read ALL the details…the Summer mini, hmmmmm…it isn’t a NEW, new item…but I would love a Simply Adorned charm bracelet with circle and square charms.

  47. Thanks for your daily inspiration, Mary! I would invest $50 in a table top cutter. Then I would cut, cut, cut all the DSP I’ve been collecting. I think it would be fun to have some basic cuts ready to go “SNAP!” with all the Mojo sketches. Enjoy the sunny weekend! lorijane

  48. Janet Swofford

    That’s a great question! There’s so much I love in the Summer Mini.I’m not sure I can keep it to $50. I love the Itty Bitty Bits,Bitty Buttons and the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and Elements of Style(CM).I think that’s about $50 but I also love the Sweet Scoops,the Smooch Spritz,the Simply Adorned Charms and Chains,Favorite Thoughts,Square Lattice EF and ALL of the Satin Ribbon:-) A girl can dream,can’t she???
    Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!!!
    Inky hugs,

  49. With $50.00 to spend I would start with Clear Mount Elements of Style, the Cog punch, Rough Type and mini tags. Yum. Thanks for a chance to win!

  50. Easy I would buy Bigz Die-Island Floral, all the smooch spritz colors, Presto patterns specialty DSP… It’s really bad with me as I can never just buy $50.00 worth of prodcuts. To let you know your blog inspired me when I first started and all the Pals Paper art demonstrators was like finding a world of great stampers.


  51. Great card…Love the color choices….Lot’s of contrast! That $50 bucks would go towards the Tropical Party set and the Bigz Die and DSP!

  52. Thanks so much for the chance to win! I’ve loved this blog-hop!

    If I had $50 extra dollars to spend, I would you buy Mostly Vintage (9.95 – decor stencils), Sentimental Journey Stamp Set (23.95), and I’d love to try the Smootch Spritz’s Silver Foil($4.95) and Vanilla Shimmer ($4.95), and Curly Chalkboard Labels (5.95) -all from the current Stampin’ Up! Summer Mini Catalog.

  53. Rosie Betancourth

    oops… i did it wrong.
    lets try this
    With my extra $50 I think I would go for the Pedaling Past Clear stamp set,Elements of Style clear stamp set, A Smooch Spritz, and the old olive polka-dot album! Oooh, I can only imagine what great things I could create with these!!!

  54. With my extra $50 I think I would go for the Pedaling Past Clear stamp set,Elements of Style clear stamp set, A Smooch Spritz, and the old olive polka-dot album! Oooh, I can only imagine what great things I could create with these!!!

  55. Oh that is tough: cog punch (i love punches), motorcycle stamp, favorite thoughts and itty bitty bits.

    LOVE your card! Now I will have to by the set, because i love the card so much–LOL


  56. michelle james

    the watercolor trio set and the lattice embossing pad! your site is beautiful and gives me such peace!

  57. I would load up on the clear stamps, blocks and the build a wheel. Hellllo FUN! Thanks!

  58. For $50 I would get:
    Presto Patterns Specialty paper
    Sweet Scoops
    Island Floral Bigz Die
    Did I go over $50? Of course, that’s so easy to do!

  59. Wow! That’d be tough with only $50.00! I’d have to say that I’d purchase the new punches with the coordinating stamp set to begine with. Then, I’d go for the new ‘spritz’ goodies!

  60. Lots of satin ribbon…so decadent!

  61. Oops, forgot what I’d buy! I guess the list is too long! I’d get the tropical stamp set and paper too…actually if I had the $$$ I’d probably buy MOST of the stamp sets in the mini.

  62. Oh, that card is so cute!! Bermuda Bay is one of my favorite colors; I wish they had kept that one. If I had another $50, I’d buy more designer series paper and all the smooch spritzes, and a bunch of the chalkboard elements.

  63. I would love the tropical collection..the die cut flowers to the stamps and paper..I love it all!


  64. I love your cute, cute card and will miss Bermuda Bay.
    If I had $50 I would buy the whole collection of Builder Wheel products.

  65. ooh $50-lets see…i think I’d get the bitty bits & buttons & punches and ribbon for sure! thanks for sharing your beautiful card and for the chance to winAA!

  66. I’m so sad to say Bermuda Bay go, I’ve been loving it! Fabulous card, but I must say that the coordinating mini is the cutest…lucky winner in my opinion!

  67. I would buy the clear-mount block bundle, Bitty Buttons ajd the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch pack

  68. I would buy the Bigz Die,designer album,island oasis paper

  69. I love dreaming of stamping up products! I would buy the lattice embossing folder, ALL of the smooch sprays, and all of the satin ribbon. I have a problem with ribbon–an addiction really. So, thank you for your projects and the chance to win!

  70. I’d buy the whole Tropical Collection – stamps, paper, favor boxes and bigz die – awesome set!

  71. Definitely a couple packs of the Presto designer paper and every color of the satin ribbon. Gorgeous! ;o)

  72. Rachel Bitter

    hmmmm… some more of the clear blocks, some Presto paper, and the shimmer spray.

  73. Amy Turner-Nasset

    I would buy the clear mount Elements of Style, clear mount Itty Bitty Bits, Bitty Buttons and the Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack. Beautiful card as always! I found your blog a few months ago when I was signing back up to be a demo again. It has been very inspirational and keeps me going and thinking creatively. I look forward to the emails every day!

  74. I would buy the Punch Pack, Bitty Buttons, Itty Bitty Bits, and Rough Type. Maybe a Smooch Spray, just to try it.

  75. jackie Watson

    Let’s see I would get with my 50.00 well I think the Punch Pack, Itty Bitty Bits and buttons, and all or most of the Smooch spritz. I am going to miss Bermuda Bay too, I loved the cool, crisp clean look of your card. Thanks for sharing this lovely blog candy with all of us.

  76. Jennifer Wynne

    It is very hard to keep it under $50, lol. But I would chose the Go, Graduate stamp set. I love the different styled shoes that everyone is wearing, they’re universal for all types of cards, as a group or as separate feet. I would also chose the Favorite Thoughts set, nothing wrong with a woman with strong opinions. Finally with the left over I would get the King of the Grill set, which who wouldn’t need a grill set for all types of male cards. Of course, I’ve gone over but I’m the first to admit I have a problem . . .:O)

  77. I love the simplicity of the card with the matching envelope, beautiful. The $50 question was more difficult! July Fourth and In a Word clear sets, All a Flutter and the Square Lattice embossing folder was easy, but the last $10 would be either Island Oasis DSP or the log cabin and vanilla shimmer smooch spritzes. There I get stuck!

  78. I love the simplicity of the card with the matching envelope, beautiful. The $50 question was more difficult! July Fourth and In a Word clear sets, All a Flutter and the Square Lattice embossing folder was easy, but the last $10 would be either Island Oasis DSP or the log cabin and vanilla shimmer smooch spritzes. There I get stuck!

  79. Your lovely card just adds to the reasons why I’m almost in tears about Bye, bye, Bermuda Bay!
    Wow, thanks for the $50 to spend, Mary! It’s going for Presto Patterns and the journey paper, and build-a-wheels.
    Oh, it’s just pretend, virtual money?!
    That’s OK, because you have a lovely gift for us every day with your gorgeous cards and all the secrets about how to design and make them! I appreciate them so much!

  80. If I had $50 just to blow…it would be on something I havn’t tried yet…like the charms…that would be fun!

  81. $50.00 wouldn’t get me everything, but it would be a great start! I’d go with the Punch Pack and Buttons and of course the Island Floral paper and stamp set. Probably the new 6X6 album to go with it too!

  82. $50-00 extra would be amazing I would then have to buy In A Word, Bitty Buttons, Itty Bitty Bits, Punch Pack and All A Flutter I think that would make me very happy. I love your work you are such an inspiration.

  83. Mary, love your projects and your blog. I would spend $50 on Presto Patterns DSP, two packs, that stuff is awesome, the Graduation set and some builder wheels and cartridges.

  84. Your card and envelope are the best – as usual. I love your web site and visit on a daily basis. $50 would include the Island Oasis DSP, party favor boxes that match and the BIGZ Island Floral Die, and the Tropical Party clear stamp set (I think I’m over – oh well).

  85. I agree with you, Mary. I would also buy the Simply Adorned Bracelets & Charms to make into gifts for my 5 daughters (2 are married to my sons). If I added more money to the pot I could also create for my 8 granddaughters (2 are married to grandsons). Then there are………………. Well the list gets too long to mention here. I love all that you do. I am very proud to be one of your Pretty Pals.

  86. Mary, I would purchase designer paper and the embossing folders. Always makes for a quick coordinated card and texture. Thanks for all your lovely samples. Your blog is always one I check for inspiration.

  87. oooo….what would i buy with $50 dollars???? i would buy lots of accessories – i {luv} buttons, brads, robbons, glitter….oh my!

  88. What a great question!

    I’d have to have the Stampin’ Around builder wheel spindle, all the new builder wheels, and the Watercolor Trio. Or maybe the Favorite Thoughs set. Oh – don’t forget the July Fourth and Red White and Blue sets! See, this is why I have so much trouble. I can’t just keep it down to $50!

  89. Bigz die Island Floral and some of the new wheels. I love them

  90. Mary, I adore Bermuda Bay and will miss it- your card is just wonderful! Love the sleek white and bermuda together and your use of that stamp set is so fun and just perfect! I’ve already spent over $50 out of the Summer mini, but if I had $50 left to spend I’d get several rolls of the Satin Ribbon in various colors!

    PS- I’m thoroughly enjoying this blog hop and fond farewell- love seeing all the SUO projects! And amazing blog candy too!

  91. Hi Mary,
    Thanks for always having such inspiring card designs on your blog. I check almost daily, yet very seldom comment. $50 wouldn’t cover everything I still want in the Summer Mini!! LOL

    First, I would get the Tropical Party stamp set and Island Oasis DSP. Next, I would borrow money from you to get the itty bitty stamp set and punch bunch. And of course i can’t let the summer gop by without the July 4th Stamp Set. then there are the vintage tags, i still want, and the Sentimental Journey stamp set…and…see what I mean? $50 is not enough! I’d have to get a second job to buy it all!!!

  92. I would stock up on retiring paper like Baja Breeze and Rasberry Lemonade.

  93. With 50 dollars I’d buy the Itty Bitty stamp set, the Itty Bitty punch, Smooch Spritz (that’s really fun to type!!) and some satin ribbon!

  94. All the new wheels and spacer system….then “blissful bride” for my youngest son is soon to be engaged…and I think I’ll need that set!!

  95. I would get all of the wheel builders, Go,Graduate, and the tropical set!! It is so hard to choose just a few!!!

  96. I would get Itty bitty stamps, buttons and smooch spritz. Paper and paper and more paper.

    Love your work!!!!

  97. I would absolutely get the Island Oasis designer paper with the Bigz Island Floral Die. Then, I’d have to have the Tropical Party stamp set – LOVE THAT COCONUT! Then I’d have to spend my own money to get the new stamp wheel πŸ˜‰

  98. Wow, what a great question Mary!

    Here’s my list:
    In a Word (clear mount)
    Presto Patterns Specialty DSP
    Watercolor Trio (clear mount)
    Square Lattice Embossing Folder
    Log Cabin Smooch Spritz

    That’s a bit over $50, but I’d pay the extra. πŸ™‚

  99. i have the itty bitty stamps and punches so i would get the buttons and some smooch spritz watercolor trio, and some cordoroy buttons.

  100. Lisa Crutchfield

    Well with an extra $50 I would get…designer printed album, tropical party, designer series paper, and some of the smooch spritz. I have an engagement album that I need to work on and the theme was a Luau… that stuff would be perfect!!

  101. Jeanne Nielsen

    Lovely envelope and even lovelier card! I love the clean style! TFS!

    If I had an extra $50, I’d buy the Floral Island Bigz die, matching DSP and the stamp set! It’s on my agenda, just not fast enough for my liking!

  102. Let’s see….what would I buy. The BigZ die and maybe the itty bitty buttons. Moving on to the texture folder and the list could go on. Thank you for being a daily inspiration.

  103. Love your card. I always enjoy visiting your blog to see your pretty cards! If I had $50 I would go for as many of the stamps as I could which would be Itty Bitty Bits, Watercolor Trio, Blissful Bride, and Go Graduate.

  104. Wow! $50- I would get the Bigz Die and the Textured plate and the new punches! I love those little buttons too! But I would probably get them after I got the others! Love your Site Mary! One of my first stops everyday! Thanks for all you do!

  105. I would buy smooch spritz, the presto paper back and (the name leaves me) but the stamp set that is perfect for scrapbooking school pages.

  106. Let’s see….if I had an extra $50 to spend in the summer mini, what would I choose???? I’d have to start with the stamp set “Elements of Style”…so lovely! Then I would pick the set of 3 mini punches on page 11….followed by the “Motorcycle” stamp on page 31! Such great stuff in this mini πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!!!

  107. Oh what fun to dream of spending an add’l $50 – I’d purchase more Bitty Buttons, another color of 5/8″ satin ribbon, the mini vintage tags (so versatile), Bigz Die Island Floral, and the birthday block.
    Your card with the bitty punches and matching envelope are adorable. Thanks for the tutorial!

  108. If I had an extra $50.00 I think I would first get the Textured embossing folder because it is so versatile and then I would go with Tropical Party stamp set and Dsp which is really good for summer party invitations and favors.

  109. Wow, I’d purchase lots of designer papers!!!

  110. Island Floral Bigs Die would be it! Only $50…. boy I would love to buy more!!!

  111. Gorgeous… and one of my very favorite colors. I would buy the Lovely Letters Alphabet Stamp Set. Love it, just don’t think I’d use it that much, to spend that much money. No BC for me though. Hugs, Carla

  112. First and foremost, I would get the new punches, Bigz dies and embossing folders because you can use them again and again!!! Then I would want all the accessories and papers to match them!!! Love your work, thanks for sharing!!

  113. I would order the Island Floral Bigz Die, Tropical Party stamp set and the Island Oasis designer paper. Love those items. [email protected]

  114. I wasn’t sure about the itty bitty set and punches at first, but after seeing your blog and the many ways you have used them, I just have to have them. But after the bits, buttons and punches I would still have enough to try out the specialty designer series paper. It looks like lots of fun and something very different.

  115. Patricia Hoffman

    If I had $50.00 extra to spend in the Summer Mini I would get 2 Simply Adorned Bracelets and 2 Charms. I have never seen them and would like to try them out. A roll of Very Vanilla 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, goes with practically everything, and looks so yummy. Another package of Bitty Buttons, just love how tiny and cute they are, and that would leave me with $2.00 left over to make a worthy cause donation. Not much, but it helps. Love your card, the Bermuda Bay always looks so crisp against the white. Thanks for the excellent Blog Candy, and chance to win.

    Cyber hugs, Trish in Wisconsin

  116. Oh my…..If I had an extra 50.00 to spend on items from the summer mini I would buy the Island Floral Bigz Die as Iam wanting to sign up to be a demonstrator before the end of June(aewsome start up kit) and have plans to buy the Big Shot first thing. Also the stamp set A Little Bit Of Magic because it is just so darn cute and reminds me of my daughter who I have nicknamed “Impy“.

  117. The whole tropical party line. It is so adorable!

  118. WOW! $50 would buy the Square Lattice Embossing Folder, All a Flutter stamp, Elements of Style clear stamps and 3 Smooch Spritz, Gold, Silver and Vanilla!!
    This would fulfill all my wishes for the Summer Mini with 30 cents left!!!!! What fun!

  119. Stephanie Perry

    An extra $50…hmmm…Pedal Past, Rough Type and any remainder on Smooch spray (love that stuff).

    Adorable card you’ve made, with the multiple tiny images in Bermuda Bay lined up on the white background. Love it!

  120. I would spend the $50 on the itty bitty stamps, buttons and punches. They’re so darling! Love your card!

  121. WELL, I have already ordered a bunch from the summer catalog, but if I had an EXTRA $50….I would get some of the Build-a-Bear dies and paper to play around with. I think they are so very cute but just haven’t invested in them yet. I’d love to play around with them though.

  122. Wow…that’s a tough question..but I think I’d get some of the charms to play around with. I have a couple of customers who love to do altered that would be something different to do. I usually don’t splurge on things like that..

  123. If I had $50.00 I would purchase some of the Simply Adorned Charms since I don’t have any and would like to try them.

  124. Simply Charmed and one smooch spritz spray. Love your card (as usual) so clean and classy! Thanks for sharing your talents and candy. MJ

  125. Wow what would I buy for $50…more stamps and paper for sure, but I would invest in more of SU punches and embossing folders.

  126. With my $50.00 I guess I would purchase whatever I could from the Simply Adorned Chains & Charms since I don’t have any and would like to try them.

  127. Oh, such choices!! I would have to get the itty bitty stamps, punches and buttons, smooch spritz, and the presto patterns specialty paper. Can I keep going?

  128. Mary Carol Henderson

    Smooch sprays, 4th of July set and the tiny punches…with stamp set…OOPS…did I go over my $50…sorry

  129. Renee Brantner

    Pedaling Past, Oval Labels & the Punch Pack … FUN!

  130. I just found your blog and really enjoy it. Presto Patterns paper would be at the top along with the smoooches – all of them.

  131. Love your card & matching envelope! Presto Patterns DSP, Fourth of July stamp set, Itty BItty Bits, Bitty Buttons and Punch Pack, Sweet Scoops stamp set, and the list goes on and on. Thanks for the chance to win awesome blog candy!

  132. Wow, so hard to choose but I would have to say smooch sprays, itty bitty backgounds and the punches and buttons that go with the and the sweet scoops that may be more than $50 but I want alot

  133. Wow, with $50 I would buy Elements of Style, Water Color Trio and some of the Builder wheels! Maybe a smooch spritz to top it off!

  134. Kathy Mackintosh

    Another $50? I’d have to get the satin ribbons and the Itty Bitty Bits clear mount set and Punch Pack. I’ve seen you do so many things with those and always love them. Can’t wait to see your tutorial for the envelope for today’s card. You do a beautiful job and I love to stop by and get inspiration!

  135. Mary, Mary….you are amazing. Thank you for a chance to win. If I had $50.00 I would spend it on the large Star Punch, star punch and SA Classic Stars Jumbo for all the 4th of July cards I want to make. Teri

  136. If I had $50. to spend on goodies from the Summer Mini, I’d buy these clear-mount stamp sets: Watercolor Trio, Go,Graduate, and Favorite Thoughts. Then, I’d buy a roll of the 5/8″ satin ribbon in one of the colors I don’t already have. Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy, and make up my wish list at the same time!

  137. Love your card. With an extra 50, I would buy those itty bitty bits and the matching punches. Also Elements of Style, Watercolor Trio, and Favorite Thoughts- I could add more, but already over 50

  138. Melanie Hadley

    I love your designs Mary. Your style is so clean and crisp. If I had $50 I would by Elements of Style, paper, and satin ribbon. TFS

  139. I would stock up on the satin ribbon. I love the way it adds just enough to my projects.

  140. Great question and a well organized hop! Having a fun time checking out all the projects. I’m with you, I’d buy charms. They are a great way to show off the versatility of hand stamping and an awesome share as a gift. Thanks for all of your wonderful inspiration. You’re the bomb.

  141. I am envious of your envie! LOL Wonderful, as usual!

  142. Patty Mukosey

    $50 – wow! The Tropical party paper, stamp set and Die, of course and if there was any change left, throw in some ribbons to match!

  143. Mary, I love following your blog! If I had an extra $50, I would splurge on a few of the clear mount blocks and the elements of style stamp set. Thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

  144. With my 50 bucks I’d buy the Watercolor Trio, Element of Style stamp set and Smooch Spritz plus some charms. πŸ™‚

  145. I would buy the Tropical Party stamp set. It reminds me of a trip to Hawaii years ago; and no one doesn’t like remembering Hawaii! I’d also get the matching designer series paper! Thanks for such refreshing card ideas Mary!

  146. Melissa Peterson

    I would get the itty bitty stamp set, punches, buttons and the graduation stamp set. I just have to tell you that your card is really cute with the Bermuda Bay and the itty bitty stamp set. Thank you for sharing!

  147. I would get Favorite Thoughts, Tropical Party, Island Oasis paper & Travel Journal paper. I copy so many of your cards that I’m almost ashamed – but not enough to stop! Love your cards!

  148. WOW, $50…I’d get Element of Style stamp set and Smooch Spritz, Watercolor Trio all in Cling Mount…I may have to throw in some yummy ribbon:-}. Thanks for all you share and for the chance to win!

  149. I love vintage looking things so I would buy Elements of Style stamp set, smooch spray to “antique” the images, vintage tags and rough type stamps. Love’ em!!

  150. If I had the $50 extra money I would absolutely buy the Itty Bitty Stamp set, The Itty Bitty Buttons and the Punch Pack…..I just love them and your card is so great and inspires me to do more!! Also I have to have the Smooch Spritz, it looks so cool on many cards I have seen!!!!!

  151. WOW, $50…hmmmm…I’d get Rough Type, Watercolor Trio and King of the Grill all in Cling Mount…I may have gone over with tax πŸ™‚ LOL. Thanks for all you share and for the chance to win! Joy in GA.

  152. That’s easy SATIN RIBBON!!!! You can never have enough and it’s so yummy. Great card, thanks for sharing!

  153. Hi Mary,
    If I had an extra $50.00 to spend I would buy some satin ribbon, the Go Graduate stamp set and the 4th of July stamp set. I love your itty bitty bits card. The bermuda bay paper paired with white is beautiful. Guess I’ll be trying that soon. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

  154. Ooooh, I just recently discovered your website and it’s my favorite! I am a new stamper and have already procured several things from the Summer Mini Catalog, but if I had $50 more to spend, I’d definitely get the Sentimental Journey stamp set and the coordinating designer paper! I’d love to be traveling the world! –Reg82

  155. Hmmm. What would I do with an extra #50? I would get the Island Oasis paper, island floral stampin up bigz die, and all the smooch spritz!!!!!

  156. Well for sure the top note die, still don’t have that and from the mini, the motorcycle and all a flutter which reminds me of the butterfly embosslit. I think I’ve run out of money but I still want the tropical party stamps and the island oasis paper! :o)

  157. I would get the “Punched Posies” set, Cog punch plus some of the new designer papers! I just love everything to do with punches!

  158. I would buy the flower die and the bitty punches.

  159. What a great card! I don’t know where you get your ideas, but PUHLEASE send some my way!

    I would get some simply adorned, the smooch sprays and satin ribbons.

  160. Ribbon and DSP, definitely. Nothings adds a little pop than some pattern and a beautifully tied bow/knot.


  161. Emily Herndon

    Another beautiful simple card! If I had an extra $50 I would get my sister Element of Style stamp set and Smooch Spritz

  162. I would buy the Itty Bitty set (stamps, punch and buttons) and some Smootch Spray

  163. Oh my, such a decision!! I love, love the paper and would get that with half the $50 and other half for the beautiful ribbon. I probably love ribbon more than the paper! Thanks for all you hard work and the cute card!!

  164. oohhh . . .$50, hmm . . definitely the scallop corner punch and the butterfly embosslits die -seems like everytime I go to order it, it is sold out so I buy something else! Not necessarily a bad thing! Oh, and a ton of Sage Shadow paper – -this is my FAVORITE.
    thanks for the chance to win!!

  165. Wow, $50 to just blow? I would get Elements of style and satin ribbon. Or would it be clear blocks? Oh my, tough choices!
    Love your cards. I took a few minutes to look around. Great blog.

  166. Hi Mary! Love your adorable card! Bermuda Bay looks gorgeous with Whisper White!
    What fun blog candy! If I had a $50 shopping spree, I’d get all the Smooch Spritz Colors, the Mostly Vintage Decor Stencil, and the Island Floral Bigz Die!

  167. With the $50, I would definitely buy lots of presto paper, bitty buttons and lots of ribbon!

  168. I would buy the whole itty bitty line (stamp, punch and buttons) and I would get the Go Graduate set. I just love the stamp that says now get a job! LOL! And paper!! I can never get enough!

  169. tanja fussell

    I would so buy Lovely Letters! Soon I’ll make sure I have an extra fifty!

  170. Let’s see Sweet Scoops, Smooch Spritz, and A Little Bit of Magic. I think that’s about $50.

  171. Wow! $50 to play with! I would have to have the clear stamp sets, Watercolor Trio and Itty Bitty Bits plus the Itty Bitty Shapes punches & some Vanilla Smooch Spritz. What a lot for $50!! Love your card & especially the matching envelope! Your cards are always super!

  172. $50….Elements of Style, clear mount, Favorite Thoughts, and the cog punch.

  173. Patrice Herrera

    Pretty cards BTW love the color and the use of the tine stamps. I would purchase The Forth of July set, King of the Grill, All a Flutter & the Motorcycle. There is plenty more but for $50.00 that’s a great start!

  174. I would get the Presto Patterns specialty paper, the Little Bit of Magic and the Bouguet Bunch stamp sets,

  175. Cute card with matching envelope, Sweet! Thanks for the Blog Hop I’m glad I found your blog. Very INSPIRING!

    Yes, I would buy from the mini. Those Chalkboard Decor Elements, “Bouquet Bunch” Stamp set, and “Motorcycle” stamp are really nice. Level 1 “It’s the thought” is so cute! I’m glad Stampin Up offers other Hostess sets in the mini’s. I’m hoping to get back to stamping after unpacking from moving last fall, Oie’ Love what Stampin Up has to offer now. Thanks for sharing your love for stamping & creating, have a Great day!

  176. Oh wow! I would start with the Tropical Part set and Watercolor Trio set and finish up with the Island Oasis DSP! I’d be busy all summer!!!

  177. Dana Cavanuagh

    With my $50 it would have to be Elements of Style, Presto Patterns Specialty paper, mini vintage tags, all colors of Smooch Spritz and the Color Catcher. I love shabby chic cards and all of these products would be perfect! Your blog is great and always gets my creative juices flowing. Thanks!

  178. With extra $$ I would buy Itty Bitty Bits, Bitty Buttons and Punch Pack, Sweet Scoops and Log Cabin Smooch…I went over .75 but hey what’s a girl to do…Thank you for a chance to win (PICK ME PICK ME) YUMMY candy (PICK ME PICK ME) I so want Whoo’s Your Valentine…

  179. For 50 dollars I would buy the cog punch, all the smooches and the presto patterns DSP

  180. Stampinstacy2010

    I’d love to get the Tropical Party stamp set and coordinating DSP. I also love the new Bitty Buttons with the matching punches and stamps.

  181. With $50 I would buy the 4th of July stamp set and wheel. I love them, but I know I’d only use them once a year. If it was a bonus, I’d buy them for sure. I might even have some $ to spend on the cute necklace and bracelet charms that SU offers too. I can only dream, right?

  182. Only $ Ok let’s start w/ tropical party and matchng DSP, itty bitty punch, buttons and stamps…Oh my my eyes are bigger than wy budget.Love your card and yes I too love the bermuda Bay and will miss it dearly.

  183. I would buy the whole Itty Bitty Bits collection…stamps, buttons and punches. Next I would buy some of the satin ribbon colors that I don’t have…I love that stuff! And if there’s any money left over I’d buy some more of the clear blocks.

  184. I would buy the Itty Bitty Bits clear mount stamp set, the Bitty Buttons and the Punch Pack! Your card is simply adorable! — Ami

  185. Linda Ressetar

    With an extra $50 ,I would be buying lots of ribbon, paper and punches… you can never have too much or to many of them…

  186. Kelley Roganowicz

    I would buy the new stamp sets in clear (more for my $$). I can’t wait to play with some of those new sets!

  187. Cathy from Maple Park, Illinois

    Paper and Ribbon!! πŸ™‚ Cannot have enough of these!! πŸ™‚

  188. If I had $50 I would buy Paper. Island oasis,travel journal, presto patterns, and bitty buttons

  189. Well, $50 wouldn’t buy all the 5/8″ satin ribbons but it would put a serious dent in the acquiring them all! Love how the satin ribbon ties bows!

  190. Delightful card. No wonder I’d go for the Itty Bitty Bits and Shapes. The remainder would be spent on either Watercolor Trio or 4th of July.

  191. $50 to spend…hmmm…I would purchase the 5/8″ Satin Ribbon from the Summer Mini in Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue and Very Vanilla. So elegant!

  192. I would buy Pedaling Past, elements of Style, Blissful Bride, All a Flutter….oops, I’ve over spent again!

  193. An extra $50? Circle Circus stamp set has been on my ‘wish list’ for awhile now. Or I’d love to buy the acrylic blocks and make the switch over to the clear mount stamp sets. Love your blog!

  194. Lots of stamps – Sweets Scoops, Tropical Party, In a Word, and still have a little left over! The $50 goes alot further with the clear-mount stamps.

  195. If I had $50 to spend out of the mini, I would but the Go, Graduate set, the favorite thoughts set, and the blissful bride set all in clear mount.

  196. Itty Bitty Bits, Bitty Buttons and Itty Bitty Shapes Punches. It would be so much fun to play with these goodies!

  197. Chris R. from Iowa

    Love, love, love your blog and all your creations. This one for the blog is no exception! $50 from the mini catalog, oh, I wish! Anyway, I gotta get the Favorite Thoughts for the Eleanor Roosevelt quote, one of my all time favorites. Then, I think the itty bitty bits with the buttons and punch would bring it to around $43. I would love to have the lattice folder too but that brings it a bit over $50. But, then again I love the July 4th set and the Red,White, and Blue wheel too – just give me the $50 and lets see what I would order! Just kidding! Thanks for all your great help!

  198. Ooh $50 – what could I get – I would go for some of the clear blocks – need to get those stocked up for all the wonderful new stamp sets coming in the new catty. Thanks for a wonderful web site – I am inspired by all the ideas you have. I am not a demonstrator and look to the web for lots of ideas. Thanks for this blog hop – got to see a lot of other neat web sites – add some of those to my favorites.

  199. If I have the xtra $$, I’d buy the Elements of Style and stock up on ribbons! Can’t have too many ribbons. πŸ™‚

  200. I would buy the Itty Bitty Bits, the Bitty Buttons, and the Punch Pack, and the Rough Type stamp set. I know I would use those goodies over and over again, which is why I’ll probably buy them anyway!

  201. Lizz Obstarczyk

    For 50 bucks,, well, I’d by “SweetScoops” birthdays and Icecream, and the XSmooch Spritz….

  202. If I had $50.00 I would buy the Box #2 die (since you know I am the box queen) and I would buy the big flower punch you used on your May 22,2010 sample.

  203. With $50 for SU supplies I would buy….cardstock & lots of it to load up on the retiring colors since I have most of the ink pads!

    Thanks for the blog candy, and as always…LOVE your card.

  204. Those Itty Bits make the most adorable cards! One more thing to add to the list!

  205. I agree with you! I would spend it on making a lot of charms!! Love your card!

  206. Hmmmm, not easy to decide but guess I would go with the tropical theme, the stamp set, designer paper and the bigz die.

  207. Colleen Moreland

    Hello Ms. Mary,
    I was wondering where you where on the list! This is a great idea!! If I had an extra $50.00 I would buy Sweet Scoops for sure. I would buy the graduate stamp and I would want the punches and I know I would spend more than the $50 for sure. That is just what happens when you start wanting!! I love your cards!!

  208. More ribbon! I have been trying to use ribbon more on cards. Love the extra it adds to a card.

  209. Brittany Woodward

    I would buy $50 worth of the satin 5/8″ ribbon!!! I love ribbon on everything I make. A girl can’t have too much ribbon!!!!

  210. Hello! Love the “Hops”! πŸ™‚ I too would stock up on the clear blocks! I LOVE all the clear stamp options, they’re great!

  211. Great card and blog hop! Thank you for sharing! I love the Summer mini πŸ™‚ If I had an extra $50, I would complete me set of clear blocks. I decided to buy them one by one as I needed them, but it would be handy to have the entire set.

  212. Great card and blog hop! Thank you for sharing! I love the Summer mini πŸ™‚ If I had an extra $50, I would complete me set of clear blocks. I decided to buy them one by one as I needed them, but it would be handy to have the entire set.

  213. I LOVE blog candy. The chance to win is always fun! Thanks for all the neat ideas

  214. As much ribbon as I could – never can have too much ribbon.

  215. I love elements of style and ALL of the satin ribbon!

  216. Hard decision – I really like the “itty bitty” line! Thanks for the chance to win!


  217. I would buy more punches and stamps but then there always a need for more paper. So many choices.

  218. Ooh, if I had an extra $50, I’d buy as much of the satin ribbon I could get my hands on…the colors are gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win πŸ˜‰

  219. $50…hmmmm…Stampin Around Posy Party Stamp (pg 9), Blissful Bride Clear Mount Stamps (pg 20), First Day Clear Mount Stamps (pg 25) and Birthday Block Stamp (pg 31).
    Thanks for a chance to win!

    kazii at tstt dot net dot tt

  220. My extra $50 would be spent buying a few packs of the Island Oasis designer paper (love it!) and the Blissful Bride stamp set on wood blocks. Thanks for the blog hop and the chance to win πŸ™‚

  221. Mary

    I would buy the Elements of Style stamp set and a bunch of 5/8 satin ribbon!!
    I am a brnad new demonstrator and i can’t wait for your newletter everyday!

  222. Oh I would order in clear stamps Watercolor Trio, Blissful Bride, Favorite Thoughts and the Sq Lattice Embossing Folder.

  223. I would get the Elements of Style stamp set and 5/8″ satin ribbon in red and black. This set is so elegant, and the satin ribbon would be the perfect accent.

  224. I think I would order the set of new clear blocks. I haven’t tried any of the new cling mount stamp sets. Your blog makes me want everything in the catalog! πŸ™‚

  225. My current list is longer than $50 but for starters I’d choose Teeny Tiny Wishes, Itty Bitty Bits and Itty Bitty Shapes Punches. Thanks for the chance to win.

  226. Love, love, love your blog. If I had $50…I would have to get my hands on Tropical party and the Island Floral die. Love it!

  227. I would buy the bitty buttons, the itty bitty shapes punches, and the king of the grill set.

  228. WaterClour trio and ribbon!

  229. Maggi Minneman

    The Rough Type Alphabet and Presto Patterns DSP. + as many Briefcase On Board Books as the money that was left would buy! Thanks for asking, Mary.

  230. Peddling Past would be my first purchase, then I’d spend the rest on ribbon.

  231. I would buy all of the new wheels and the sweet scoops stamp set

  232. I’d love to get Sweet Scoops, Watercolor Trio and July 4th. πŸ™‚

  233. With an extra $50 I’d love the “Pedaling past” set. So cute! (think: wedding, new baby, birthday…) Along with the “Smooch Spritz”…very vintage.

  234. I would get more dies for the big shot. Stunning card!

  235. I would get more papers and ribbons and Blissful Bride set!

  236. I would buy more blocks because I think I will be going to all clear stamps from now on

    Thanks for the chance at Blog Candy

  237. I would buy the block bundle.
    Martha Boyd

  238. I would do Sweet Scoops,Watercolor Trio stamps,SU Bigz die stampin up island floral and the list goes on…

  239. Island Oasis paper, Tropical Party (clear mount), In a Word, Clear blocks d and e.

  240. I’d probably do the whole itty bitty thing, stamps, punches & buttons. Thanks for the chance – I love your clean cards!

  241. I would love the Itty Bits stamps and punches way outside my box and the Peddling Past. You show inspiration..I see you use the sets and a light goes off in my pea brain…
    [email protected]

  242. An extra $50 to spend….someone pinch me!! LOL I would have to choose the Blissful Bride set, all the Smooch Spritz sprays and the Presto Pattern paper. Thank you for sharing all your your blog.

  243. I would have to agree with Mary and get some Simply Adorned charms, I also would stock up on the great tropical designer paper, LOVE IT! I really enjoy going to you blog everyday and seeing your great creations. Thank you! Linda

  244. I had no desire to own Itty Bitty Bits until I saw this card! It’s SO adorable! Thanks for the inspiration!

  245. Next on my wish list is the Clear block bundle. The extra $50 will certainly make it happenned.

  246. I’d get the Island Oasis and Watercolor flowers.

  247. I love your work and always enjoy checking your blog for creative inspiration! If I had $50 extra to spend I’d buy lots of the whole tropical ensemble with lots of DSP for all my summer get togethers. I’m sure I’d have to add to that $50 though.. lol

  248. Veronica Correa

    Hi Mary –
    If I had extra mula I would buy the Watercolor Trio, Favorite Thoughts, Go Graduate stam sets. I would also purchase the Island Oasis & Pawsitively Prints Designer paper. I love having extra designer paper around because you can do just about everything with it.


  249. I would have to get Elements of Style. I can’t wait for the new catalog to come out in July and to seee the new colors in person.

  250. I’m a stapin’ rookie to this obsessive stamping world, and I love it! This is my 1st stab at venturing out into bloging,what a maiden flight, yours is the best!
    I would spend my $50. Plus a bit more on the ‘itty bitty bits’, ‘teeny tiny’ sets and the punches.
    P.S. Love your ‘Stamp Zone’!

  251. I love my big shot, so I would get
    at least 1 new die and fill in with
    the necessities including DSP .
    I love all the “stampin’ up items..
    they are of such good quality.

  252. Lourdes Gonzalez

    I would buy all the tropical paper DSP I could get my hands on, plus the stamp set of course! I love the beach…too bad I live in Chicago


  253. Island Oasis for sure and the DSP to go with it. Then it would on to the ribbon for this gal.

  254. With an extra 50 bucks….I would buy all the smooch spritz, the bigz floral die and the Go Graduate stamp set.( that may be more than $50.00)

  255. I would purchase products on pages 14 and 15 of the Summer Mini.

  256. Your card is picture-perfect simplicity. Love it! I would definitely max out on the Simply Adorned jewelry as it is so pretty.

  257. Love your card! I would by Elements of Style and Watercolor Trio.

  258. If I had $50 extra to spend, I would stock up on the clear-mount blocks. I just love the clear mount stamps sets–especially for stamping words and sentiments. Love your blog Mary!

  259. I would spend all my extra money on embellishments, ribbons, buttons etc. I love the little extra kick these items give to any card.

  260. Well after seeing your card, now I am going to have to get the itty bitty bits set.

    If I had $50 to buy anything, I think I’d try one of the chalkboard decor items. I haven’t tried them yet so perhaps it’s time.

  261. I would buy the Itty Bitty Bits, Bitty buttons and punch pack. So cute. Thanks for your awesome blog.

  262. I love it all… but would get the 3 stamp sets that I don’t have yet. Blissful Bride, Sweet Scoops and First Day. I love checking your blog every day!! Such cute stuff!!

  263. If I had $50 to spend, I would get the Elements of Style stamp set and buy as much ribbon as I could.

  264. Just saying hi without wanting a chance for blog candy. Love the simplicity of your card with all the white space. One of my fav In Colors, that Bermuda Bay. I’m keeping all of mine for my private collection! Looks like the Hop is a huge success!

  265. Barby Thompson

    The Tropical Party set, and the Bigz Die to name a few! You want to get all of it!!!

  266. I would have to say ribbon. All of the 5/8″ ribbon that $50 would buy me. It is the perfect width for cards and the satin is so elegant.

  267. Beautiful, clean card design. What would I buy the Blissful Bride set and the Peddling Past and the Punch pack.

  268. Beautiful Mary! love the polka dot ribbon!

    an extra $50, I’d buy Pedaling Past, bitty buttons & July fourth! It’s all so good! πŸ™‚

    Blessings, Maria

  269. The SU! Island Floral die and the stamp set and the DSP Island Oasis.

  270. Bermuda Bay is one of my favorite colors and have stocked up on it as it will soon be gone. Love the simplicity of the bright blue and white together!! Clean, summerish and bright!!! If I had an extra $50 burning a hole in my pocket, it would be used to buy the Chalkboard Decor elements to organize all of my scrappin’ items in a clever and cute way also would glob onto the watercolor trio. Can see it already on cards and pages!!!
    Thanks for the great offers on your blog!

  271. I can’t wait to see the envelope tutorial! I have an event I may use it at next week πŸ™‚ Thanks!

  272. Holly Melanson

    Love your blog, Mary. If I had an extra $50 I would buy All a Flutter, a smooch spray or 2, the presto patterns paper and finish it up with some more luscious satin ribbon!

  273. Narrowing it down to just $50 — In A Word, Watercolor Trio, Favorite Thoughts, Square Lattice folder, Gold Glow Smooch Spritz.

  274. Mary, I love your site and check it everyday!

    With $50 I would order the three stamp sets that I still want and haven’t ordered out of the mini – Elements of Style, Watercolor Trio and July 4th and the builder wheels.

  275. With so many great things to choose I don’t know if I can limit myself to just $50. Most of all I would love to have all of the itty bitty stamps, punches, and buttons.

  276. with $50 extra dollars to spend, I would buy all the travel stamps Sentimental Journey stamps and paper and tropical party

  277. Mary, I was going to say how excited I am about this blog hop — because there’s still time to order these things (some of them/probably most of them) — but now there’s a prize involved! If I had $50 to spend…. hmmm I’ve bought almost everything already…. hmmmm Pedaling Past — I haven’t gotten that one yet, and maybe more blocks for my collection, the itty bitty set in your card — didn’t think I’d have the patience for it but I love it, and the grad set — my kids are past graduations so I don’t need it but it’s so darn cute and I have nieces and nephews that will graduate someday… I hope!

  278. Debbie in Maine

    With $50 extra I would buy everything in the tropical theme. It would be just the right thing to pick up an otherwise gloomy, rainy day.

  279. Mary – Great idea to get your team involved Pals Hop. Love your card as usual, will CASE it soon. With $50, I would love to buy what I haven’t already purchased from the summer mini … Tropical Party stamp set, Island Oasis DSP and Stampin? Up! Island Floral Sizzix Die. It would be fun to create party invitations for the summer. Along with decorating flip flops to wear and can coolers to give as favors.


  281. I would buy the beautiful satin ribbon in all the colors!

  282. Mary – I have to say that I visit your site every day and am always inspired by your beautiful cards! Just exquisite! As for buying $50.00 worth of goodies – let’s see I would have to go with Tropical party stamp set, Bigz Die and the designer paper that matches! Then have a big party!

  283. I love the simplicity of your card! Bermuda Bay is such a great color.
    I’d get the Itty Bitty Bits Stamps, the Bitty Buttons and the Punch pack along with lots of pretty paper. You can never have too much paper.
    Thank you for sharing your creations!

  284. I would get the favorite thoughts stamp set, the embossing folder, punch pak, bitty buttons and the itty bitty bits. Hard to stop at $50 though. Too many cool things as usual. Can’t wait for the new catalog next month.

  285. I would buy sentiments and DSPs !!!

  286. Julie Learned

    I would spend my $50 on In a Word, some more ribbon, Watercolor Trio, and the Island Oasis DSP. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Julie L.

  287. Hello,
    i would buy more paper, and sixxis die cuts
    thanks for the chance to win your candy blog
    Minnetonka, MN

  288. I’d buy lots and lots of satin ribbon! A girl can never have too much ribbon. LOL!

  289. Love your card, especially the envelope! Do you mean there is something from the catalog that I don’t have??? Just kidding. I would buy the travel stamp set and coordinating paper and some of the yummy satin ribbon.

  290. I would purchase myself a Simply Adorned Necklace Chain and a Charm to go with it. (Both of those items have been on my wish list for way to long.) Then with the left over money I would buy another ‘Motorcycle’ stamp so when the one I have now is all old and worn out and no longer sold by Stampin’ Up! I will have another one on hand πŸ™‚

  291. I love your blog! It’s my first stop when I open my computer every morning! I would also spend my $50 on the charms – all of them! I LOVE IT ALL!!!

  292. If I had $50 I would get all the mini wheels and as many bitty buttons with what was left over.

  293. Tropical Oasis DSP and more Tropical Oasisi DSP πŸ™‚

  294. Love your card. So crisp and clean πŸ˜€ I’d spend my $50 on the watercolour trio set and the ribbon!

  295. I would buy clear mount blocks so I can get on board with the new stamp style and have more storage space!

  296. Nicole Wellensiek

    There are so many fun items in the new mini, but I would choose Tropical Oasis DSP, stamp set, Island Floral BigZ die, and a Smooch Spritz!

  297. I would put it toward a set of clear mount blocks, so I can start using the clear mount stamps that I hear so much about!

  298. The question to ask is what wouldn’t I order… there is so much cute stuff in the recent mini! If I had $50 extra dollars I would get the First Day set since I just graduated as an elementary school teacher, along that same line I would get the Go,Graduate set… they are both so so cute… some day they will be mine. That First Day set could do so many awesome things in the classroom!!

  299. I would buy the July Fourth set along with the wheel, the embossing folder, the tropical oasis DSP, and a couple of the builder wheels.

  300. $50 is easy to spend. the choices are difficult to choose from. I’m a big fan of DSP, so first off, I would get Island Oasis, then the Watercolor Trio stamp set, then the Smooch Spritz to add extra pizazz to my work of art! πŸ™‚

  301. Love your card and the striking contrast of Bermuda Bay on white! I would buy all the satin ribbon colors that I do not already have, Peadaling Past, and In a Word.

  302. First I love your Blog I get lots of inspiration here. My answer would be more PAPER I love the DS Paper and cardstock. It’s like an addiction with me. Thanks, Linda

  303. Love your blog! I would buy the tropical stamp set and the flower stamp set. And of course the paper to go with it. πŸ™‚

  304. Melissa Ilagan

    I love your blog!! It’s my first stop every morning!! I really like the envelope!! I would buy the Sentimental Journey, Favorite Thoughts, Presto Patterns and the Smooch Spritz!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  305. Love your card. So tropical.
    I would buy lots of paper, never have enough.
    Oh, and maybe a Big Shot die.

  306. First off, I absolutely love this blog. It totally revs upy creative engine. I’m new to all of this and at first felt overwhelmed and that I wasn’t creative enough but your blog has helped change that. I now also find myself constantly forwarding this blog to my friends to help them be more creative!

    Ok now to the fun part of pretending I had an extra $50 (ish in this case πŸ˜‰ ). It’s hard to decide where to start but I think I would get the DSP on pg. 15. I would then get the smooch spritz (all 4) and the color catcher to go with it. And then I would get the watercolor trio stamp set in clear.

    This is making me wish I really did have an extra $50… πŸ™

  307. I would buy more dies for my Big Shot (Butterfly Die and the new Textured Embossing Folder) or the Travel Journal DSP & the Specialty paper or maybe more stamps! BTW-Love the card with matching envelope.

  308. I would buy more sizzix dies. Thanks for a chance to win!

  309. Stacy Simpson

    I would buy Lovely as a Tree (I know, I am crazy for not having this already) and Embrace Life since it’s retiring! Thanks for the chance to win!

  310. I would buy the clear blocks and then buy more ribbon, can never have to much ribbon……….love your cards Mary……..

  311. Hi Mary! I would buy more of the sizzix dies, I have the butterfly one, but would love some more! I think that would take up the entire $ 50.00! Have a great day!

  312. I would buy lots of Presto Patterns Specialty paper. It is so much fun to work with.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  313. I would buy all the tropical products! Then I would throw a party! I LOVE your blog so much. It is so full of great ideas!

  314. I would get Watercolor Trio clear mount, and spend the rest on ribbon! I am a sucker for ribbon!
    Love your blog, and your card! πŸ™‚

  315. I would buy Simply Adorned small square and circle charms and make beautiful wine glass stem tags! I had my friends and family over for dinner and our wine glasses got all mixed up (this happens all the time!) so I thought about using the Simple Adorned small charms as a way to individualize everyone’s wine glass!

  316. I would for sure buy the clear mount blocks… I have some of them but not all of them!

  317. Great question: I would love to try the Presto paper and the cogs punch. I’d also try the related Tropical Party Bigz die. [I passed on that so far, but may be I will try some of these items down the road.] Fabulous card as usual.

  318. Brittney Vaughn

    I’d definitely get the First Day set and the Sentimental Journey set. And then I’d buy the Chalkboard Decor Elements. Too much fun stuff to choose from!

  319. Hmmm. Let’s see… I’d get Go, Graduate, for sure! And then I’d spend the rest of the $50 on satin ribbon. Yum!!!

  320. Clear-mount blocks and the ribbon. I love the 5/8 satin ribbon. I visit your blog each morning with my cup of coffee. Thank you for your time and love of card making. It shows in all your work.

  321. How fun to dream and wish! With $50 I’d get the new Big Shot die, Presto paper, Pedaling Past, Watercolor Trio, Birthday Block … oops, I think I spent more than my $50 lol

  322. What wouldn’t I buy!?!? Actually, the clear mount blocks would be so handy and I just love the Pedaling Past stamp set, but a real splurge would be ribbon!

  323. So many answers! For $50 I would probably purchase all the new Assorted packs of color groups and/or punches, more than I have!
    I do love the card, Bermuda Bay is one of my favorites, I bought a pack to have on hand. So sorry to see that one go….Looks like Taken with Teal will be the next go to for Bermuda Bay!

  324. The bright summer products! The Bigz Island Floral, Party Favor Boxes, Island Oasis DSP and the Tropical Party Clear Stamp Set.

  325. I love this card and i LOVE your blog! I can not remember how I found your site but I so glad I did! This card is so crisp and beautiful! Too bad this color is retiring!

    If I had an extra $50, I would buy more sentiments stamps (phrases, greetings etc…) I just started making cards again and I realize I don’t have hardly any phrases to pick from! πŸ™‚ So I would purchase that and maybe a punch to make it stand out more vs. just my circles and squares. πŸ™‚ thanks!

  326. I would get some of the big dies.

  327. Shelia Carter

    How would I spend $50.00? So many things I want…. ! I would by the Favorite Thoughts set and the Itty bitty
    bits set, button pack and punch pack. Any money left over I would buy a Satin ribbon. I love this mini catalog!!!

  328. I would buy ribbon and clear mount blocks πŸ™‚ But the stamps are great too, hard to choose.

  329. I would get dies for the Big Shot. The Butterfly Die, Lattice Die, Two Tags Die, Basket and Blooms Die….oops, guess I need more than fifty dollars for all of that! Thanks for the chance to win some fun blog candy.

  330. More triple cell ink cartridges. Having fun with the one I have and would like more color combination choices.

  331. Phyllis Sturgill

    If I had 50 dollars to spend from the mini I would get the wood based sets of Elements of Style and Watercolor Trio Stamp Sets.

  332. Extra $50.00? That will be SO wonderful in real life : )
    I would like to get all 4 of Smooth Spritz, that leavs me $30.20…
    Then I will add the Extra Large Cogs Double Punch, so I now have $12.25…
    I can get “Favorite Thoughts” clearn mount OR one of the Simply Adorned charm….
    Wooooo, love to have the extra money : )
    Thanks for the chance to play & win!

  333. Jennifer Newell

    by the way, one more thing, I LOVE your blog

  334. Jennifer Newell

    With $50 to spend on SU goodies, I would most likley get the Tropical Party Stamp Set. And then I’d hold out till the new catalog gets published and begin adding the new colors to my stash πŸ™‚

  335. I would buy more clear-mount blocks, some build a wheels, and A Little Bit of Magic stamp set. Hmmm may have spent more than $50. Thanks for a chance to win.


  336. I’d buy more paper…I LOVE the SU DSP!

  337. I would get all the new punches in the book and if I had any money left, all the new designer paper. Cute card, Mary!

  338. julie Crocfer

    I would buy the smooch spritz and the new ice cream set and the new hummingbird set.

  339. What a striking card! I would love to order Elements of Style and the Cog punch.

  340. I would buy Elements of Style, Presto Papers and all the smooches. Thanks for a chance to win some great blog candy.


  341. I would buy Elements of Style, Presto Papers and all the smooches. Thanks for a chance to win some great blog candy.


  342. I would buy all the vintage stamps–in clear, to make my $50 go further and hopefully have enough left over for the Presto Patterns paper. Have you used any of that yet?

  343. Thank you Mary for the offer. I would buy more of the 5/8″ satin ribbon. I love it! Have a great weekend!

  344. Lillian Child

    I am so going to miss Bermuda Bay! Out of the new mini catalog, my “first” pics would be Sentimental Journey (love, love, love this set!) and then Favorite Thoughts. I do so love sending flavored teas through the mail to all my friends, and the sentiment about women being as strong as tea – oh yeah – that stamp would get a LOT of ink!! Bermuda ink! Thanks so much for this truly fab-u-lous giveaway. Hoping the planets align and I’m lucky enough to be chosen. Thanks so much, Mary!

  345. I would get the presto paper, elements of style, smooch spray, Oh the list could go on and on

  346. If I had $50 to spend, I would have to spread it around. There are so many fun stamp sets in the mini catalog. I think I would purchase the Favorite Thoughts, A Little Bit of Magic, the Birthday Block, and the Happy Grad inspiration. Thank you for the chance to win.

  347. I would stock up on the retiring papers and ribbons. Esp. Bermuda bay. I love that color.

  348. Kathleen Picon

    I would get In a word, King of the grill, Favorit Thoughts, the motorcycle stamp and some bitty buttons.

  349. $50 huh? Well since I already bought the main set I wanted (Elements of Style) I would buy some of the accessories–like some of the paper that is in there. And the bitty stamps with the bitty buttons. And I love Bermuda Bay! I bought two more packs of the paper when i saw it was on sale! A gorgeous blue that I will be sad to see go….sniff sniff!

  350. Decisions, decisions! If I had an extra $50 to spend I would want the Elements of Style and Watercolor Trio stamp sets. Oh, the fun I could have with them!

  351. That’s an easy one, I’d buy Elements of Style (clear), Watercolor Trio, and the Cogs Double Punch, and if I had any money left over, I’d buy more satin ribbon.

  352. Since I already have everything I want from the Summer Mini I guess I would save the $50 for the next catalog coming next month. Love your blog!

  353. Paper!! I love all SU! paper….I use it for more than just cards. I wrap small gifts with it, make gift tags, envelopes…and so much more!

  354. Debbie Groulik

    OOH I’d buy the ‘sweet scoops’ & ‘island oasis’ paper πŸ™‚

  355. I’m a ribbon fiend so I would stock up on all the Satin ribbon! But can you really only spend $50? πŸ™‚

  356. Bermuda Bay is such a gorgeous color, I will be sad to see it go.
    As for your $50 question…I too would splurge on the itty bitty bits set, buttons and punches. They are so cute!!!

  357. Love the card! The clean simplicity but detailed card is an inspiration! My $50 would go towards a big shot and the new texture die in the summer mini! I have been wanting a big shot for quite a while, and each new mini increases that with it’s new temptations.

  358. I would buy the blocks too as I have most of everything I want from the mini catalog. Everything looked really really cute.

  359. Thanks for your inspiration. I have been eyeing the vintage travel set with Sentimental Journey stamp set and Travel Journal paper. The possibilities seem endless with that.

  360. I just love Bermuda Bay and am sorry to see it retire. If I had an extra $50 I would buy First Day stamp set, my youngest granddaughter starts Kindergarten this next school year. Then I would get Herb Expressions the card possibilities for this stamp set are endless. I love your blog & like so many others I HAVE to check it out every day your card creations are great. Thank you!

  361. Favorite Thoughts, Watercolor Trio, Rough Type, Elements of Style, Sweet Scoops, Pedaling Past, Square Lattice Folder….wait, that’s a lot more than $50!! It’s a big decision!! πŸ™‚

  362. I’d buy more Clear-Mount Blocks. I only have one right now (E)and I’m finding out that I’m really lovin’ the new un-mounted/clear-mount stamps!!

  363. Becky Horvath

    LOVE your blog and look forward to checking it daily. With an extra $50 I’d buy itty bitty bits and the coordinating punches and I’d also get the watercolour trio and pay the difference!

  364. I would get the First Day set and some of the builder wheels. All so much fun…..Love all your card ideas… talented!!!

  365. If I had an extra $50 I would buy the Tropical Party stamp set along with the Island Oasis DSP. I would also get more of the satin ribbon that was carried over from the Occasions Mini.

    Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy package.

  366. Mary, I love your blog, your creations are always wonderful. If I had the extra $50, I would buy the watercolor trio stamp set, more itty bitty buttons, and the colors of satin ribbon I don’t have.

    Thank you for sharing your talents!

  367. Sandy (redstampinsam)

    For sure I would buy the Itty Bitty stamp set, matching little buttons and punches. I wanted to buy them at my Super Stampers meeting last week but had to opt for a couple retiring sets. I’d also buy “In A Word”, the square lattice embossing folder, and the a la carte Motorcycle! Just the thought makes me all giddy!

  368. Oooh…fun question! I would choose each of the a la carte items on the last page because I think they have so many possibilities and are a great value. I would also choose the Island Oasis DSP…can’t have too much paper!! πŸ™‚ Thank you for the opportunity to win some blog candy! I always look forward to getting updates from your blog!

  369. With $50.00 dollars…..Sizzix, new in color cs and new ribbons….OH MY!!!!

  370. I love this card! It is so simple, yet looks so classy! I would also buy paper, the Isaland Floral Bigz Die (yes, I can’t believe I haven’t bought it yet either!) and then braclet charms for the girls in my daughter’s wedding.

  371. OMG — with $50, it’s hard to decide, but my decision would definately have to be the charms but then … I already have the Itty Bitty Stamps and punches, so I love, love, love your card, now I need the bermuda bay ribbon … but I would also have to say you can never have too much ribbon, I’d also order the satin ribbon! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

  372. I love the “First Day” set, “Designer Printed Album” (the green one), and “Favorite Thoughts.” Oh, love the “Chalkboard Decor Elements” as well! Love everything about today’s post!!

  373. Dorene Donaldson

    Oh for me it would be more paper, more paper, and more paper…all in the Island Oasis and cordinating colors..well maybe buy 3 of the mini wheels…(don’t have any yet, but do have lots of paper..) decisions, decisions….

  374. I would buy the itsy bitsy shapes along with the coordinating punches and also the new tropical paper.

  375. Love your blog; I check in everyday! My extra $50 to spend would be on everything to make the On Board Travel Book located on page 22. We went to Florida to see the Blue Angels and I would love to put those pictures in there for my son. He loved taking pictures with my camera and did a great job too (his 6yrs old) and I know he flip to have a book of his pictures. If there’s anything left over, I would love the all Smooch Spritz’s.

  376. Claire Zwyghuizen

    I would buy all of the Bermuda Bay line because I didn’t realize how pretty it was until I saw your card!!

  377. Hi Mary,
    I would buy the Simply Adorned bracelet and one of the chains and some charms!

    Thank you for your inspiration…I always look forward to receiving your emails!

  378. I have to agree with you on the simply adorned charms and bracelets. Totally rockin’ gifts. I hadn’t thought of using the Itty Bitty Bits in them – thanks for the inspiration. Great card – I love Bermuda Bay and White together!

  379. Erin Drislane

    Hi Mary, thanks for the beautifully simple sample. I love the Bermuda Bay, and will be sad to see it go. But, I can’t wait to get my hands on the new Marina Mist! I’d definately get Elements of Style, the specialty paper, and the large cogs punch with my extra $50. Thanks for a chance to win the awesome blog candy!

  380. So hard to choose from so many wonderful things, but first on my list are the Simply Adorned large square & rectangle charms and the Red, White & Blue wheel along with the July Fourth clear mount set!

  381. If I had a spare $50 to spend, I would buy the Tropical Party Stamp set, and 3 packs of the Island Oasis Designer Series Paper, as well as a pack each of the coordinating cardstock. Okay, so my math would make that more than $50, but it would be worth it. Last year I turned 40 and we threw a heck of a party with a tropical theme. My order would be perfect for making a wonderful scrapbook to commemorate a wonderful day surrounded by my friends and family.

  382. Vicky Kahlandt

    I will miss bermuda bay!! great card!
    I would buy tons of the travel suitcase chipboard and make albums for family going on vacation this year!

  383. Well I really like the watercolor trio-have seen the most beatuiful cards made with this set and the masculine designer paper along with the square lattice ef-both would be so perfect for masculine cards-whew that’s a lot for $50!!

  384. No question about it…I would buy paper, and $50 would let me be a little more frivolous. Thanks for all the creativity you share!

  385. Susan Carlson

    Love the card! I would buy the presto paper, all the smooch spritz, and the builder wheels. Thanks for the chance to win!

  386. This is a hard one as I already bought most of the items from the mini! But, I was holding out on the Itty Bitty Bits, Buttons and the Punch Pack. Those are definitely next on my list, along with the Presto Patterns paper. I’m loving what I’m seeing with that paper. Thanks for the look at your fabulous card and the chance at some great blog candy!

  387. Would have to be a hefty deposit down on My Digital Studio. Can’t believe I haven’t bought that SU software yet. Thanks Mary for sharing yet another fabulous card creation.

  388. The Punch Pack and Bitty Buttons and coordinating stamps. I like the contrasting colors you usually choose.

  389. I would get more acrylic blocks and itty bitty buttons..

  390. Terri (blindstamper)

    I like your idea of the simply adorned charms. I haven’t gotten any yet…that would be a great way to start. Adorable card!

  391. If I had $50, I would get the Itty Bitty stamp set, punch pack and some of the island paper. The whole catalog is very nice, so it makes it hard to just pick a few.

  392. That’s such a difficult question! I want it all! My absolute fave in the book is Elements of Style. But I think with having summer on my mind … My extra $50 would be all the Tropical products. It makes me want to have a Hawaiian Luau Party. Just love them! The Bigz Island Floral, Party Favor Boxes, Island Oasis DSP and the Tropical Party Clear Stamp Set. Love them! I also love your Bermuda Bay card! It does pop against the white. Clean and fresh looking! Thank you for inviting me in everyday to see all your beautiful creations!

  393. I would buy more ribbon & Big Shot dies! Gorgeous card!

  394. I would buy Elements of style in Cling Mount, the Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Favorite Thoughts in Cling, and a spool of Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon. Did I stay within my budget???

  395. Those itty bitty buttons are adorable. I wish I have those to play with. I would stock up on those and the stamp set and the punch that go with them if I have the $50 to spend. Thanks for a chance to the blog candy.

  396. Love your style SO much, and today’s card is adorable! I would spend and extra $50 to get more acrylic blocks and DP. There’s never enough $$ for SU stuff!

  397. I look at your cards every morning for that early smile I get! I will totally miss bermuda bay, one of my favs! I would buy the itty bitty stamps and punches, something I do not have and you use them in ways I never thought of!

  398. I love your cards! I, too, will miss the Burmuda Bay! I would buy more Stampin’ Up ribbon if I had $50.00 extra dollars! Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy!

  399. I would buy 5 pack of the travel journal paper. The best scrapbooking paper I have seen in quite a while and perfect to use for clubs, as everyone can choose a piece of dsp that reflects their journey!

  400. I would buy more dies for the Big Shot. I don’t have enough! Thanks for the chance to win.

  401. Hi Mary,

    If I had extra $50 to purchase I would by the Sentiment Journey stamp set (so cool for scrap booking), Elements of style, Rough type font, tropical stamp pad…

    They would simple be great tools for my summer trips and project

  402. I would purchase the stamp set Blissful Bride (2 of my 3 sons just got engaged), Tropical Party and island Oases paper, the square lattice embossing folder and the wheel Red, White & Blue (for my son who’s in the Navy cards) I know I went over my 50.00 LOL :0)
    thanks for asking.

  403. Your card is wonderful, simple and clean. If I had an extra $50 I would get all the 5/8 satin ribbon.

  404. Hi Mary! I just love your hop card. So clean and cute. Those bitty bits are adorable and I need to break mine out and use it! XO

  405. What a fun and inspiring hop. Thanks. I would spend $50 from the current mini on Itty Bitty bits, the punches, and the mini buttons. Every dime on those!

  406. Gorgeous card and I can’t wait for the envelope instructions! If I had $50 to spend on something in the mini, I would get both packs of Designer Series paper and the new Bigz die.

  407. Christine Wojciechowski

    With an extra $50 I’d buy every color of satin ribbon. I love ribbon! I use it on every project I make.

  408. I would get the blocks as I don’t have any yet and have been using some I acquired a long time ago….they are a mess and have hard, sharp edges. The SU blocks are so much nicer to hold! Thanks for the chance to win – that card is gorgeous!

  409. Bermuda Bay is one of my favorite colors. It was ooooo versitile. BUT…. the Polka dot ribbons are my absolute FAV! I LOVE the polka dot ribbon and will miss it terribly.

  410. I would get another Block Bundle Set.
    They are fantastic! I have my nieces
    over to craft and extra blocks would
    come in very handy when we all want
    to use the same one! Love your artistic
    eye! Thank you for the chance to win
    some blog candy.

  411. Lori Campbell

    That’s an easy question! For me it would be the Itty Bitty Bits Stamp Set and Punch Pack.

    Thanks for the chance to win some LOVELY blog candy but also, thank you for the blog entries you post every day. I always look forward to seeing what you’ve come up with next!!!

  412. I would buy all the satin ribbon. I am addicted to ribbon. I think a girl can never have too much ribbon.

  413. Love how simple your card it! Just Beautiful! If I had $50 to spend I would buy Everything listed on page 8 & 9. Since I am a new demo I do not have any of the Stampin around wheels yet and this would be a great way to get my collection started. My Favorite Stampin Wheel on page 9 is so many stars 118620.

    Thanks and happy hopping!

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