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My blog candy polka dot party banner is up!  That means it's time for a chance to win the sweet blog candy pictured above.  So tell me . . . do you  prefer VINTAGE (bring on the pretty layers and lace) or CLEAN AND SIMPLE (less is best) in your paper crafting? 

Please leave me a comment with either "vintage" or "clean and simple" (CAS, works, too) at the end of this post by Monday, February 21, 6:00 PM CST for your chance to win.

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637 Comments:

  1. I prefer the vintage style. I love all the frills and details of a vintage style.

  2. I have always loved vintage – lots of flowers and layers. But lately I am gravitating more toward clean and simple due to time restraints. I love your color combos and beautiful layouts – making me a CAS believer!

  3. I prefer Clean and simple, however I do crards with seniors (80+years old) and they relate better to vintage. I love all your creations !!

  4. I have always preferred the simple style but the more I see vintage, the more I like it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  5. I always preferred the clean and simple but the more I see the vintage, the more I like it!

  6. Blog candy – thanks for the chance to win. I love the vintage style with multi layers and embellishments. Also, thanks for sharing your great ideas.

  7. Thank you for the chance to win blog candy. I love the vintage style with different layering and embellishments. Also, thanks for sharing your great ideas.

  8. Clean and simple, because most of my cards have to be mailed. Love to look at vintage, but it isn’t practical for me.

  9. I just found your blog. I know that I will be getting a lot of inspiration from you, I just love your work!. I really tend to do the clean and simple. I really like the less is more way to go. White on white is always perfect for me.

  10. Heather Saxberg

    As much as I love the artistry with vintage I am a clean and simple type of gal. I just don’t have the artistic talent to pull off the vintage look.

  11. Clean and Simple is best demonstrated by your beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration Mary!

  12. Jennifer Warren

    I’m mostly a clean a simple kind of girl but sometimes I’ll experiment with layers and pretty things πŸ™‚

  13. i prefer clean and simple. and though i wish i could make fancy vintage cards, i just don’t have that gene. oh well!

  14. Linda J Burton

    I like clean and simple but include a little touch of vintage. I am brand new to your site and love your ideas. Thanks for teaching me new ideas too.

  15. Simple and clean……but have always wanted to step out of my comfort zone with vintage.

  16. Cristy Gammon

    While I do both style of cards I do prefer clean and simple. Thanks for the blog candy. I really like the presentation.

  17. clean and simple

  18. I tend to favor clean and simple designs.

  19. I tend to go CAS – fun, easy to make and recipient loves what they get!

  20. Clean and Simple ALL THE WAY for me! I am trying my hand at a couple of vintage cards…which is proving to be a challenge. To date 615 comments WAY TO GO!!!

  21. clean and simple is it. in these times, I think we all like to see things clearly and that’s what clean and simple represents to me

  22. Mary Frances A.

    Clean and simple works best for me, but I love to view Vintage cards.

  23. Vintage Vintage Vintage!!

  24. I prefer the clean and simple cards. I love looking at the vintage style cards. They are so beautiful and look as though people spent hours making them. Your cards are amazing. I appreciate your generosity in sharing them with all of us. Thank you so much

  25. Clean and Simple, easier for me to coordinate

  26. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas. I lovethe vintage style – using multiple layers and embellishments. Thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy.

  27. I heart “Clean & Simple”! I geek out on organizing… CAS is no exception. Love the simplicity & focusing on the important details.

  28. I like both CAS and vintage. I can’t leave a card alone without sponging or ribbon at least. I guess my style is a combination of both: simply vintage!

  29. Clean and Simple is my style!
    Thanks for the change to win.

  30. I like some of the vintage looks but mostly prefer clean & simple!

  31. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful ideas. I love the vintage style – using multiple layers and different embellishments. Thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy.

  32. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas! I love the vintage look. I love layering and using embellishments.
    Thanks for the chance to win blog candy.

  33. Kate Stockman

    Clean and Simple is my choice.

  34. Claudia Canessa

    It depends who I am creating for.
    I enjoy both vintage and clean and simple.
    Your blog is amazing,knowledgeful and
    fun. Thanks!
    Claudia

  35. I’m new to your site also and I lt is so informational!
    I prefer clean and simple.

  36. clean and simple

  37. My vote…….clean and simple!!!!!!

  38. It’s so hard to pick! I love vintage but I have been more and more drawn in by CAS!

  39. Love the vintage, maybe because, I’m vintage.

  40. Clean and simple but occasionally I step out of my box.

  41. I love the look of vintage every now and then….But prefer to make CAS!

  42. Nicole Tallman

    vintage for sure!!!

  43. Clean and simple for me. Thanks for a chance to win and the daily inspiration.

  44. I love vintage!

  45. My preference is clean and simple.

  46. Clean and Simple is the way I go πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

  47. Clean and Simple all the way! Thanks for the chance to win. πŸ™‚

    littlemonkeystampin.blogspot.com – Swing on by!

  48. Mary I really like to be versitile. Some CAS but also like more depth with vintage ideas. Can’t help myself. I just love to create.
    Mary πŸ™‚

  49. CAS – i have little time and need cards with WOW but are quick, quick

  50. CAS is my favorite to create, but can admire vintage πŸ™‚

  51. This is hard.. but if I HAD to pick.. I lean toward Vintage.

    OH & I like the gold flower in the middle!

    Thanks for the chance at candy.

    GeryB

  52. Clean and Simple

  53. I love the CAS look, but appreciate anyone who can make a beautiful vintage card. Thank you for your sharing your talents with us.

  54. I’m an either/or girl. I like and use both designs…depending on my mood. Always have no less than two layers though.

  55. Rebecca Torres

    Clean and simple!

    Love your blog Mary! Thanks for all of your creative inspiration!

  56. CAS all the way πŸ™‚

  57. Clean and simple. I love classic, tailored lines.

  58. Well, Mary…
    I guess you could say I stay on a Card Designing Teeter-Totter! I never know where I’m going to end up. Sometimes I start out for clean and simple, and six layers later, I’m tying the bow on!

  59. i say clear and simple and straight to the point.

  60. Jennie Portonova

    I seem to migrate to CAS. My sister is a vintage nut and has taught me a few tricks, but clean and simple is my fav. Mary, keep inspiring us. You do great work. πŸ™‚

  61. Clean and simple is my choice. I loved (and cased several times) your “Homegrown” notes in a box.

  62. Clean and simple for sure.

  63. I absolutely clean and simple- classy yet sophisticated. Timeless!

  64. Sandy (redstampinsam)

    I would have to say vintage is more my style. I don’t like “naked” paper and must always add some sponging or texture and then one thing leads to another layer and so on.

  65. I like the clean and simple look, less time to create.

  66. Debbie Bolton

    I am a clean and simple girl.

  67. Clean & Simple is the best!!!

  68. Stephanie Perry

    Definitely vintage! Love the distress look, a wee bit shabby with sponging. I can do C&S as well, but I’m typically not satisfied, feeling like I should add more.

  69. I love the vintage look, but tend to make clean and simple.

  70. Like vintage, but am leaning more toward C&S, always in a hurry. Keep up those inspiring cards.

  71. Elaine Winstead

    I really want to prefer clean and simple…but vintage is what always catches my eye!

  72. I like vintage. I like the colors and antiquing effects with sponging.

  73. I would have to say I am a CAS gal. I want the focus to be more on the project than on the embellishments.

  74. Clean and simple!

  75. Stephanie Rawlings

    No doubt.. Vintage.. The more the better. πŸ™‚

  76. I like clean and simple vintage – vintage w/out all the layers!
    d

  77. I prefer clean and simple, easy to make and loved by all.

  78. I prefer clean and simple

  79. I would have to say I am loving the vintage looks now! It is a different style than what I have done in the past but it is just BEAUTIFUL!!!

  80. Tracey Parrott

    I love clean and simple, so much easier and faster to put a card together that way! I admire vinatge cardmakers though!

  81. Love clean, simple and elegant.

  82. Wow! This blog candy looks so sweet, I’d love to win it! I love to use clean and simple on my cards! Thanks for all your generous inspiration and blog candy opportunities!

  83. I prefer clean and simple on the cards I make πŸ™‚
    Thanks for all your shared inspiration and for the chance for the blog candy! It’s so sweet, and I would love to win it πŸ™‚

  84. Clean and simple for sure!

  85. VINTAGE!

  86. Mary everything you do is so inspiring and I so love your 1 minute WOW videos. TFS.
    I love the Vintage for “my” style, but I adore the CAS that I see from the DT. I try so hard to “STOP” adding stuff, but it is so very hard for me. So guess I will be a Vintage girl at heart. Thanks so much for a chance at some yummy blog candy.

  87. When I want to create a really special card I use vintage. If I Make a stack as a gift I’ll just use clean and simple.

  88. I’m definitely a fan of clean and simple. That is why I adore your blog. Every card seems to jump off the page with simple beauty!!

  89. Clean and Simple!!!! I love it!

  90. Vintage is my favorite right now, with the new DSP

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  91. I am more of a clean and simple kind of stamper, but I love the way vintage looks. Thank you so much for the chance to win some great Stampin’ Up products. I love your blog!! I get a lot of inspiration from your designs. Thanks so much!

  92. I love the Clean and Simple look but I can never get it right (unless I follow a pattern) so, most of my cards are lots of layers, lol!

    πŸ™‚

  93. Clean and simple

  94. I cannot answer this qustion! I am somewhere in the middle, a little of both.

  95. I’m a clean and simple girl! ;o)

  96. I’m a clean and simple girl! ;o)

  97. Clean and simple is my style, but I SO appreciate the vintage look that others do so well. πŸ™‚

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  98. Wanda Wanda_CT

    Love vintage, oh oh the lace, ribbon, layers, and bling!

  99. Wanda Wanda_CT

    Love vintage, oh oh the lace, ribbon, layers, and bling!

  100. Clean and simple is the best way for me. Love your blog!

  101. i’m somewhere in between – mostly do pretty cas but do use lace on them. love really vintage cards other people do but i’m never quite satisfied with what i make. love the blog candy.

  102. Angela Hartley

    I think it all depends on what mood you are in at the time. Also, if I need something quick, it would seem that clean and simple would do the trick. I LOVE vintage though.

  103. I prefer to make Clean and Simple… but I love the look of vintage. Just have a harder time with it.

  104. My stamping style is clean and simple. I enjoy when others use vintage though.

  105. Clean and simple because I feel the cards are more versatile and appeal to the masses more……not that I am sending cards to the masses, but clean and simple works for me!

  106. Yours is one of the first blogs I check every day – love the inspiration!

  107. I want it all! When I’m in a hurry, it’s CAS all the way. When I have the time, or it’s for someone special I’ll spend the time for vintage – but without too much frou frou.

  108. I’m more of a CAS person but I love the vintage cards…I just don’t have the patience or time to make them!

  109. I prefer clean and simple…but LOVE the vintage look!!
    Just don’t have the ‘knack’ for having them turn out as I’d like πŸ™‚

    As the saying goes, “Less is More”..that’s just me.

  110. Clean and simple!!

  111. I’m all about the vintage! Thanks for the chance to win.

  112. I love the clean and simple look and I like it even better if it’s fast too. Thanks for a chance to win.

  113. I love the looks of clean and simple but sometimes get carried away with layers on my cards!

  114. I like clean and simple most of the time.

  115. Julie Blanchet

    Always, clean and simple.

  116. Clean and simple! :). Thanks!

  117. I’ve always been a CAS girl. No muss no fuss!

  118. Clean and Simple is my favorite.

  119. Clean and Simple is right up my alley!

  120. I’m a clean and simple kinda stamper-thanks for the chance for some lo cal candy

  121. I like both, but since the Spring Vintage DSP came out,with the cute accessories, I vote for Vintage

  122. Hi Mary,
    I prefer clean and simple as my go to style but would like to dabble in a little vintage too.

  123. I like clean and simple – – but that extends to some of the clean and simple vintage looks. Your style is wonderful – – very elegant, even in the clean and simple. I wish they hadn’t discontinued the Whimsical Word stamps. They were wonderful. I’d love a set.

  124. Vintage for sure!

  125. Clean and simple πŸ™‚

  126. Clean and simple – that’s why I love your blog! Everything is so neat and easy to find!

  127. Clean and simple for me! I love all of your designs!

  128. I love clean and simple cards. They are easy and yet elegant in their own way. Thanks for all you do for us!!

  129. I check your site daily for inspiration. Love the clean and simple look. Love the blog candy too.

  130. Definitely clean and simple. Love the products you are offing as blog candy, Mary. Thank you!

  131. Clean and simple tts all your art

  132. I have to say that Vintage is great for some projects and clean and simple is suitable for others.
    My preference as the designer is vintage as I can incorporate many of my items on hand.
    Thanks for your inspirations. I look forward to checking your blog everyday.

  133. Melissa Mulder

    Clean and simple is my preference.

  134. Hi Mary,

    I absolutely love vintage. The more layers and distressing the better!

  135. I like everything, but would pick CAS.

  136. I love clean and simple – vintage is ok for some things. I love everything you do Mary – I haven’t seen a bad card yet!

  137. clean & simple

  138. I like cards that others have done in the vintage style, but I just don’t seem to have them in my head. I really, really like the look of clean-and-simple, and almost always create in that style. Thanks for asking!

  139. I really love the look of the vintage but usually end up with clean & simple, especially if doing multiple cards!
    Thank you for a chance to win! Love your ideas, thank you for sharing!
    Ilene B.

  140. Cheryl McAskill

    I love Clean and Simple over all others. Sometimes I find that those who do Vintage cards, it’s like, let’s see how much junk we can load on a card. Also the vintage cards look as though you used all your leftover scraps on them, especially when they are “distressed” or “curled after tearing”. I have only seen very few Vintage cards that were beautiful and almost categorized as Clean and Simple!

  141. I love the look of the vintage, but it stresses me out when I try to do it. So for my OWN paper crafting, I enjoy clean and simple.

  142. I prefer clean and simple– just like your blog (which I *heart*!)

  143. Marilyn Bronson

    Clean and simple is always my choice. I also love candy — thanks for the opportunity to win!

  144. Marilyn Bronson

    I love clean and simple, in fact, the simpler the better. I also love candy — yahoo!!!

  145. Definately clean and simple. I’ve stopped visiting blogs with too much lace and doily action!

  146. Mitzi Gilooly

    CAS and thanks again for all you do! I am so enjoying learning from you and sharing at my workshops your techniques and your blog! Your truly amazing!

  147. Shannon FInnegan

    Clean and simple, when ever I try to do vintage it just does not look right.

  148. Susan Mangrum

    I love “Clean and Simple”

  149. Clean and simple for more masculine cards, vintage for the females!

  150. Darlene (dal)

    Vintage does it for me!! Love the frills, lace etc.
    Love your site and one minute to wow videos.

  151. clean and simple. I love that about your projects. Thanks for the daily inspiration.

  152. Clean and simple. That’s what has me addicted to your blog. Love everything you do Mary!Thanks for the inspiration.

  153. Clean and Simple.

  154. CAS for me!

  155. Love the look of vintage, but tend to create CAS most of the time

  156. Christy Travis-Hulsey

    I love bright colors and lots of bling!! Not exactly Vintage or simple! I have a hard time knowing when to just stop because I an always add “just one more thing”!!

  157. CAS is my style. My vintage cards have never turned out very well. {{ }}

  158. I just can’t get with the vintage. I choose clean and smple.

  159. Clean and Simple is more my style, even though I’ve seen many gorgeous vintage cards. Thanks for the chance at some awesome blog candy! (Love your polka dot banner)

  160. Less is more for me. I love the clean and simple look. I don’t know how you do it, but your clean and simple projects always WOW!

  161. I love both styles, but somehow, I just can not get my vintage style cards to look decent. So most of my cards are clean and simple. Oh,how I wish I could master the technique of vintage!

  162. Michelle Penola

    Clean and simple but I have to say, I have been seeing a lot more great vintage work lately.

  163. Jeannette Haynes

    Clean and simple is my favorite, however, I do like the look of vintage.
    Jeannette

  164. Whilst not eligible for your blog candy Mary, I thought I would still add my comment. CAS all the way for me. On the odd occasion, I will venture out and try something different, but I always go back to the clean and simple look.

  165. Since I’m not as talented as I wish I was, I tend to make more CAS, but I prefer the beautiful vintage cards that I see uber-talented people make.

  166. I love the vintage look ,I love the embellishments and techniques used to distress.I think it adds interest to the project πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win this great blog candy!

  167. Clean and simple

  168. Clean and simple

  169. Clean and simple

  170. I love clean and simple. Love your style and color choices.

  171. Clean and Simple but with ribbon (of course)…and stripes, lots of stripes! Well maybe a few polka dots as well.

  172. Carolyn Bowles

    Definitately Vintage!! Pretty layers, lace, and I’m a BIG fan of pink!!!

  173. Most of the time I do clean and simple just because they are of course easier, but sometimes I just really want the person to know how special they are too me and then I do vintage. And my daugther in college always wants a vintage type card.

  174. I work 40+ hours a week and don’t have a lot of time for stamping so clean and simple is the way I have to go.

  175. I love clean and simple, but adore vintage also! I love layers! Thanks for the chance to win some yummy SU candy! πŸ™‚

  176. I Love CAS
    Your card is outstanding

  177. I love Clean and Simple – have loved your ideas on doing vintage and still keeping it simple.

  178. Clean and Simple. Hello from Green Bay Packer Country!
    You are my #1 blog! Everyday!!!

  179. Definitely CAS!

  180. Clean and simple – love it.

  181. I prefer clean and simple! Thanks for the blog candy! I love your blog, visit everyday!

  182. Do I HAVE to choose? It depends on what I am doing. But I DO love all your beautiful cards. And I have learned so much from you!

  183. I prefer vintage! I love your blog, thanks for all of the inspiration!

  184. Kelley Roganowicz

    I find myself creating more clean and simple cards than anything else. If I’m attempting to copy a card I’ve seen, then I’ll try to add layers.
    Have a great day!

  185. Clean and simple

  186. CAS
    Less is more- at least for me.

  187. clean and simple but I admire vintage.
    I look forward to your post every day Mary.
    ymme
    [email protected]

  188. I like clean and simple. I think the vintage cards are beautiful though.

  189. clean and simple but love vintage when someone else makes the card.
    I look forward to your post everyday.
    ymme

  190. love the clean and simple but like vintage when someone else makes them.
    look forward to your posts everyday.

  191. Lorraine Phelps

    I like vintage. Thanks for the chance for blog candy.
    Lorraine P.

  192. Love vintage-I’m a shabby chic girl all the way!

  193. clean and simple

  194. I love vintage. Thanks for the chance to win

  195. I prefer the vintage look. Love the soft pastel colors.

  196. A little bit of both…but I definitely like my vintage to be on the clean and simple side.

  197. Wow – seems like CAS is the overwhelming favorite here and you can add me to the chorus as well. πŸ™‚ Hope you have a great weekend, Mary!

    No need to enter me in the blog candy….

  198. CAS for me! I do believe that less is more!

  199. Maggie Carmody

    I go for the clean and simple look. Thanks!

  200. CAS! Less is more!

  201. Ooops, experiencing some technical difficulties so I posted a second time not realizing that the first post went through. πŸ™‚

  202. Wow! It looks like it’s going to be a toss-up! I love both styles but tend to lean more toward the Clean & Simple variety.

    P.S. I love your cards! They’re just beautiful!

  203. Wow, it looks like it’s going to be a toss up! I love both but tend to sway more toward Clean and Simple.

    P.s. Mary, I love your cards, vintage and clean and simple!

  204. CAS works for me!!

  205. Clean and Simple is my preference. But I do like to look at the vintage cards too. I try doing vintage but I have yet to get that look. Rather, it looks messy. So I always end up with the Clean and Simple ones. Perhaps there’s a way to get that vintage look. A tutorial of such would be greatly received.

  206. Keeping it clean and simple here!

  207. Clean and simple wins with me!!

  208. Clean & simple is my very fav but I do some of the vintage. All depends on who its for. Love your blog, especially all the CAS cards you do. You are inspiring!

  209. Jacqueline Dorer-Russell

    I prefer the Vintage ( layers) cards, but have to say that your blog is one of the best for Clean and Simple cards too. I have enjoyed looking at all your AWESOME Creations…but best of all I have really enjoyed the fact that when I ask you a question, you are prompt,curteous,and caring !
    Thanks so much Mary for all you do !

  210. I prefer clean and simple cards! I love that they can still be a WOW! Love your blog, thanks so much!

  211. I love Clean and Simple but the Vintage look grows on me each time I see another card done in that style.

  212. Clean and simple for sure!

  213. Vintage….that shabby look makes me say WOW WOW WOW!!!

  214. I’m huge on embellishments, layers, distressing, etc… so Vintage all the way!!

  215. Always clean and simple. The simpler the better!

  216. Both! haha–I’d say vintage πŸ™‚
    Thnaks for hte chance to win! I need to place an order, going to browse this weekend!:)

  217. I like to make clean and simple, but I appreciate the detail work done on a vintage card. i just wish I could do it. Thanks for a chance at some candy.

    Babe
    [email protected]

  218. i prefer the clean and simple look. sometimes less is more…

  219. Denise Heredia

    It depends on my mood…because I do like some lines that are clean. And then I like the shabby/vintage look too!

  220. Love your stuff! I would love to win your “candy”!

  221. brenda heasley

    I like both looks but prefer vintage. Thanks for the chance to win cool stuff.

  222. Chris R. from Iowa

    Love both. I might try to be clean and simple but I can’t leave well enough alone and then I have some layers and then keep adding until I have a mess (sometimes)! Oh well, a girl can always wish, huh? Thanks for a chance win some great blog candy!

  223. Clean & simple!!! I am a recent visitor to your blog and I was immediately attracted to your clean & simple designs. The colors you use are perfect! I cannot stand clutter, and some vintage designs have too much stuff on them!

  224. CAS for sure!! Thanks for the chance to win blog candy!

  225. CAS. Thanks for a chance to win!

  226. Clean and simple

  227. I like vintage, but I would probably overdo it. So, I tend to stamp clean and simple.

  228. I enjoy clean and simple but appreciate others vintage projects.

    Cassie

  229. CLEAN and SIMPLE =)

  230. Vintage is the best, no doubt about it πŸ™‚

  231. I prefer clean and simple!

  232. My designs are mostly clean and simple but when the mood stikes me I love vintage too…but the majority of the time its clean and simple
    Linda Drozd

  233. I am more attracted to clean and simple but do admire vintage when I see it. Thanks for your daily inspiration!

  234. I prefer vintage, but at times do like to make them clean and simple.
    Teri in Sunny CA

  235. Vintage whenever possible. Clean and simple for kids cards only.

  236. I’m vintage in more than my age! Love your blog; thanks for the candy chance. Mary Jo

  237. As all my stamping friends know, clean and simple all the way! I don’t like “dirty” LOL! Thanks for the chance to win!

  238. I prefer Clean and Simple. I like it to look crisp and sharp. I love your 1 minute to Wow videos. Thanks for sharing your super ideas.

  239. Definitely clean and simple; thanks for asking!

  240. While I often admire the work of others who work in the vintage style, my personal style is clean and simple all the way! That’s why I come here!

  241. Love the Vintage look!

  242. Christine Schultz

    I prefer clean and simple but CAS somewhat as well.

  243. VINTAGE – all the way! It suits my co-workers so I am always looking for girly ideas. Plus, it reminds me of my dear grandmother who made my clothes when I was a little girl. Elizabeth-Senoia, GA

  244. I love vintage!

  245. Definitely clean and simple. Love the products in your blog candy

  246. Clean and Simple unless I have an abundance of time and then I love to layer and work in vintage mode.

  247. CAS! Thanks for sharing your talent on your blog.

  248. Marcia Bidwell

    Definitely vintage! I love to layer! Thanks for a chance to win the blog candy! Love all of your tips and great ideas! Thanks!

  249. Clean and Simple! I will be so happy when this vintage phase is over in scrapbooking. Not a fan.

  250. I had always been a “clean and simple” girl, but lately I find myself drawn to all those vintage projects out there. Maybe I’m changing!

  251. Mary, I love both vintage and clean and simple. Depends on who and what stamps I am using. I want to say I love your WOW videos!

  252. LOVE Vintage!

    Like CAS!!

    Nicole T.

  253. I love the warmth of the Vintage look. Worn inked edges etc. That’s my style!!

  254. Clean and simple for me.

  255. Love Cleand and Simple as most of my cards go out in the mail. Bulky vintage cards don’t mail well! Love the polka dot paper!

  256. CLEAN AND SIMPLE! Dianne Bell [email protected]

  257. How about a combo of both? I like layers and love to add dimensions to cards, but I don’t go the lace/sewing/frilly flowers route. I’ve gotten so much inspiration from you – thanks for all of the tips!

  258. I like to do clean and simple the best. Mary

  259. LOVE Clean and Simple!!

    {My birthday is on Monday…I’d love to win a little present for myself!}

  260. I love the classic, timeless look of clean and simple!

  261. I’m loving everything Vintage lately.
    Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration you provide on a daily basis. You’re amazingly talented!

  262. I prefer CAS! Mary, I have just recently discovered your blog and love your style!

  263. I think I’m somewhere in between CAS and Vintage. I love layers way too muchto be a true CAS gal, but I’m trying! Lol! Thanks for sharing your awesome ideas, Mary! Love visiting your blog! πŸ™‚

  264. I am a clean and simple girl!

  265. CAS is my style, but I like a little vintage once in a while!

  266. clean and simple

  267. OOH lots of goodies. I like Clean and Simple but have been getting excited about Vintage as I watch Joanna Munster show us her samples. You must be very proud of her.

  268. I prefer clean and simple.

  269. I’m definitely a Clean and Simple kind of gal! Vintage seems to take too much thought for me to create a card.

  270. Merrilee Tibolla

    Wow! Clean and Simple has always been a challenge for me. How wonderful!

  271. That’s a hard one! I love both. Vintage is the hardest for me to accomplish, so I guess I’ll say Clean and Simple! Thanks

  272. Clean and Simple – absolutely no question!

  273. I love clean and simple, which is why I’m drawn to your blog. Clean and simple…with class.

  274. Clean and simlpe, but lots of layers!

  275. I prefer vintage.

  276. Clean and simple– and may I say you do the best clean and simple cards–always so frsh and clean looking!! TFS

  277. Love your blog and all the inspiration it gives me. Anyone who knows me will tell you I like the clean and simple method. BUT, a little whimsy is almost always thrown in for good measure. Why? Because I make mostly children’s cards.

  278. I use both styles, depending on the occasion. It just seems that lots of layers, lace and flowers fits the bill sometimes, but at other times, I use CAS. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy. Love your blog and the inspiration you give me.

  279. I love vintage, but when I do vintage I tend to add too much and pretty soon it’s just too yucky – so I need to practice more.

  280. clean and simple is best for me.
    but I LOVE when someone else does vintage!

  281. Judy McMullen

    Oh, I love Clean and Simple but I like lots of layers and embellishments too!!

  282. For the most part I am a clean and simple girl but love the look of Vintage as well. Tend to lean more towards clean and simple.

  283. I almost always do vintage but like dabbling in clean and simple sometimes for a different look. Hugs,Becky

  284. Being from Texas – I am a boots & jeans like of person – so clean & simple is my thinking – nothing against the vintage but it is just not me.

  285. I have to say vintage for me. I think i’m an old soul. lol. I just love the romantic look of vintage and I think it really shows somone how much you care about them when you spend so much time and create something that takes their breath away. Thanks for your post.

  286. I don’t mind receiving either type of card and will be thrilled, but when it comes to me making the card I like to keep it clean and simple. Thanks for a chance to win some candy.

  287. I prefer Vintage…. it rocks… thanks for the chance I love your blog…
    Melissa in WI

  288. Clean and simple with the great embossing folders

  289. Love-love-love your style, prefer clean and simple but sometimes vintage is the way to go. Check out your post daily.

  290. The nice thing about paper crafting is that you can do whatever you want and change your style whenever you want…lately I’ve been in the vintage mood : )

  291. Mary, I LOVE checking in with your blog daily!!! I couldn’t possibly pick between vintage or clean and simple. It always depends on my “mood”. πŸ™‚
    I love it all!!
    Looking forward to Mon.
    Joette

  292. I love the CAS look…but Vintage is quite yummy too!
    Thanks for the chance at your great blog candy!

    Glor

  293. Hi Mary, I agree with all the other ladies, clean and simple! Love it:)

  294. Clean and simple

  295. Clean and simple is the way to go!

  296. I love the vintage look. The lace and buttons, make me feel romantic.

  297. Mary,
    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Vintage! I live in a beautiful town where they filmed the movie “The Christmas Card” and it is very Victorian so to distress and make things look old is my thing. I also LOVE polka dots so it works for me.

    Thanks!
    Kathy :0)

  298. LOVE clean and simple which is why I love your work so much. I used to be busy but now I’m changing.

  299. I prefer clean and simple – usually! LOL! Thanks for the chance to win some candy!

  300. Clean and simple!

  301. Clean and simple is more my style but I LOVE the look of vintage also.

  302. Keep it clean and simple, please!

  303. Bonnie Montgomery

    I’m a vintage gal, but not all vintage works for me. Is there a CAS Vintage option? I like the term “shabby chic” more than “vintage”.

  304. I love to make clean and simple but every once in a while I have to go vintage.

  305. Definitely, clean and simple!

  306. CAS is my favorite! Thank you for the sweet candy offering!

  307. Clean and simple <3

  308. I love the clean and simple style of card. Your blog is so inspirational for that look! πŸ˜‰

  309. Clean and simple. Love your cards, Mary.

  310. Clean and simple is my favorite!!

  311. Vintage some days….but some days clean and simple (how’s that for being indecisive?) HA!

  312. I like the vintage, but it always looks too busy for my liking. So – by process of elimination – clean and simple for sure!

  313. I LOVE the look of vintage, and would much prefer it…. but when I sit down to make cards, they always end up clean and simple! hahaha I guess that’s due to lack of gorgeous supplies! Time to shop!

  314. Variety is the spice of life! I like both the clean and simple, usually with bold colors, and the vintage with pastels or rich earth tones. Please enter me for the drawing!

  315. I like both! But how’s this.. a “clean and simple vintage” Vintage doesn’t have to be “busy”.

    Donna

  316. Hi Mary,

    I like the clean and simple look. Especially the ones you do! I visit your sight daily. Love, love your work!

  317. CAS for sure!!

  318. I see I am way outnumbered but I love vintage. I’m working on a heritage scarpbook with some photos as aold as the 1800s and that has been my vintage inspiration. Love Mary’s clean and simple style, though!

  319. vintage — the more stuff the better for me!!

  320. I sort of like both. I really like clean and simple, but I also like pretty adornments, just not to the point that it gets too cluttered and you don’t know where to look first. πŸ™‚

  321. i like both. depends on my mood i guess. and the type of card i’m making. thanks for the chance to win!

  322. I’m a fan of clean and simple!

  323. I am more of a clean and simple kind of girl, but I do love layers. I love your blog, a friend of mine told me about you last month and I have been ‘stalking’ you ever since. I would love to win your blog candy!

  324. Simply stated, a clean & simple girl here. That way, you won’t owe extra postage!

  325. Definitely, CAS – Classy and Sassy; Crisp and Sharp. TOO much clutter makes me shutter!

  326. I like clean and simple…great blog candy

  327. Sue Bendinsky

    Clean and Simple all the way!! With a hint of vintage here and there. Love the polka dot blog banner!

  328. Clean and simple is wonderful!

  329. I am new to card making and so excited about it.
    I just found out last week what CAS meant.

    Clean and Simple is more appealing to me but also found out (while trying it myself) that clean and simple does not mean quick and easy.
    You make them look easy. Thanks.

  330. I seem to make more clean and simple. I’m trying to do more vintage cards though.

  331. I prefer clean and simple πŸ™‚

  332. Hi, totally on the fence with this one, LOVE them both and LOVE blog candy too!!!

  333. Clean and simple for me!!

  334. I’m a clean and simple gal and just love checking out your blog to see what stylish things you have brought to the table each day. You do it right!

  335. If clean cards were on my right side and vintage cards on my left, I would probably be pointing straight up. It really depends on the card stamp set I’m using, occasion and whom I’m making the card for!

  336. Tanya Patterson

    clean and simple but seeing some pretty vintage.

  337. I’m a clean and simple gal but love to look at vintage, I just can’t do it πŸ™‚ Thanks for offering this blog candy, so much fun !!

  338. I prefer CAS projects. πŸ™‚

  339. Shirley Madsen

    Vintage cards are absolutely stunning and I would prefer to make these delicate cards. But, the truth is, I do not have the materials on hand to make them or the talent, so I stick with clean and simple cards. My friends and relatives are thrilled to receive any card I make :).

  340. Miriam Daniels

    I’m a Clean & Simple kinda of paper crafter, but sometimes I try Vintage. πŸ™‚ Love the blog candy! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  341. Vintage is the best! I love that charming old world look.

  342. CAS for me!

  343. Good Vintage takes skill, so that lets me out. Clean and Simple is basic, and easy to do well in a short period of time. I like the look of both styles, though.

  344. Helen M. Schadegg

    Clean and simple for me! Although I like the look of vintage for some occasions, I prefer the crisp clean lines and bright colors.
    Your designs are the tops in my book, Mary! Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us!

  345. Love vintage, but it’s clean and simple for me.
    Absolutely love your video tutorials. Thanks so much for not only sharing, but for the inspiration as well.

  346. Though I would love to do vintage…I typically do clean & simple. I want to be able to mail my cards in regular envelopes & not pay extra postage. I’m old school & like to send cards in the mail. So…Clean & Simple it is.

  347. I like CAS, but I have to say some of the vintage embellishments are growing on me…..

  348. Clean is simple is my mode but I really enjoy seeing others’ vintage creations.

  349. I love Vintage when others do it but since I can’t seem to get it quite right I go with Clean and Simple.

  350. My style is clean and simple but I love other people’s vintage creations. And I LOVE your blog and Minute to WOW videos. Thanks for the all the tips and inspiration.

  351. OOPS! Sorry – didn’t think my original comment was downloaded . . .

  352. Clean and Simple, for sure! I enjoy looking at the vintage, but not my style for making.

  353. CAS definitely, with lots of layering!

  354. Clean and Simple is my style…and it goes with my 2011 goal of ‘SIMPLIFY.’ This style also reminds me of the Bible verse God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.
    -1 Corinthians 1:27
    In the same way, a clean and simple card can stand alone and shine in a crowd of busy cards. <3

  355. Clean and simple

  356. CAS definitely, with lots of layering!

  357. CAS definitely – with lots of layering!

  358. CAS girl here. I wish I could make a vintage card, but it’s not in the genes LOL! Thanks for a chance to win πŸ™‚

  359. CAS is my style πŸ™‚

  360. Love, love, love ViNtAgE! I collect antiques & have a primitive, rustic decor so Vintage is definitely my style when paper crafting. I love the look of distressing & warm rich deep tones.

    I am a SU demo who loves your site, so I probably won’t qualify for your contest, but wanted to put a shout in for ViNtAgE style & also was curious where you found the stamped sentiment on your tag “love life, live life”. πŸ™‚

    Stampin’ Smiles from Ear to Ear,
    Ann πŸ™‚

  361. Love the look of vintage but have never done a card/project with the look!

  362. Even though I love vintage, I prefer clean and simple. I can never get the vintage to look right when trying to create a card.

    Thanks for the candy
    Lisa

  363. Vintage! Thank you for candy!

  364. kathyc/NorthCarolina

    Vintage!

  365. kathyc/NorthCarolina

    Vintage!

  366. Deedee Stroud

    CAS for me. Love crisp defined lines and layers!

  367. Tough choice! I love both, but I’m leaning more toward CAS these days. Sometimes I’m just in the mood for vintage, though.

  368. Eileen mcClean

    Wowo wonderful blog candy, thanks for this opportunity to win and for all of your wonderful ideas, Love the WOW videos.
    Eileen

  369. Most of the time my paper crafting is clean and simple, when I have time I will get more detailed on my projects. Thank you for the chance to win this Wonderful Blog Candy!!!

  370. CAS – but only because I haven’t learned/figured out how to do the vintage well.

  371. I’m a clean and simple person, however vintage is growing on me.

  372. HI Mary….Clean and simple for me….but it’s always fun to look at vintage cards!

  373. Lorrie Freeman

    Clean and simple!

  374. Hi Mary,

    I just recently found your website and now I can’t stay away! I love your clean and simple designs… I love your vintage designs! Your color and layout combinations make every card perfect. Thank you for the ideas and tips.

    Ann in Minnesota

  375. Vintage, Vintage, Vintage the more layers, flowers, ribbon, butterflys the better. Ohhh and don’t forget the distressing, just adds to the beauty.

  376. This is tough as I really like both. I would have to say Vintage more often though.

  377. Clean, simple, beautiful . . . . πŸ™‚

  378. Clean and simple. Still haven’t mastered the art of making vintage not look chaotic and uncoordinated.

  379. Yay!!! Blog Candy!! Less is more is my motto!! Clean and simple all the way!!

  380. clean and simple

  381. Clean and Simple for me! It’s bright and new (and made just for you!) I think Vintage is like antiques – you love them or you don’t. I only love them when there is sentimental value to them.

    Love your site Mary! I was turned on to it about a month ago and I visit daily now. Thanks!!

  382. Freda Laureano

    I’ll go with vintage, love your blog and check it every day. Thanks for the minute to wow segments!

  383. clean and simple all the way. So nice!

  384. Although I love the look of vintage, most of my work is clean and simple. I love to use layers with a simple focal point. Would also love to win this blog candy!!!!

  385. I really like the clean and simple look. Easy to make and loved by everyone.

  386. I love the look of vintage, but I am a CAS girl for sure!

  387. Clean and simple!!!

  388. I really prefer the clean and simple.

  389. I like vintage, but I find that I do more clean and simple looks.

  390. Lynne Wascher

    I’m a clean & simple kind of gal.

  391. I like clean and simple! The vintage look is great for those with that talent, but over all simple is best.

  392. Clean and Simple for me. I think Vintage can be pretty, but it’s like antiques – you love them or don’t. I only love them when there is sentimental value to them. New and bright – and made just for you – is my style!!

  393. I love Clean and Simple. I have been forcing myself to learn how to do cards with Vintage Charm, but since I mail many of my cards, do not wish to overload on the embellishments-the added bulk does not mail easily and delivery is always delayed because it can’t do thru the post office machine process.

  394. Julie Learned

    Hi Mary,

    I’m definitely a clean and simple kinda girl!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

    Julie Learned

  395. Although I love the look of both styles, I am more a Clean and Simple kinda gal.

  396. clean and simple

  397. I like both styles but if I had to pick one it would be vintage as I love ribbons, glitter and other embellishments!!!

  398. I love the look of vintage, but my own personal style is definitely more clean and simple.

  399. I prefer vintage, but my cards usually end up clean-and-simple πŸ™‚

  400. I prefer clean and simple.
    Love your work and your ideas! Can see the passion coming thru your work and your blog! Always stop by everyday! Keep it up! πŸ™‚

  401. Generally clean and simple but not too much.

  402. Clean & Simple for me too! Just not into all the “fussy” stuff, although there are some that I find very pretty, just not “me”. Love your blog, and your mix of styles!

  403. I like clean and simple cards. Once in a while I’ll make a vintage card but not very often.

  404. I love clean and simple. It’s funny, because I used to really love the vintage style! My tastes certainly do change over the years.

  405. Clean and Simple is what I like best.

  406. I love clean and simple!!! Great blog candy! Thanks.

  407. I love the clean and simple look.

  408. I like vintage, but prefer clean and simple. πŸ™‚

  409. Clean and Simple. It’s like the difference between a short story and a novel. With CAS, every element has to matter, because you can’t have too much. I love your CAS style, and get many good ideas from you. Less is more, in my book. Joyce

  410. Clean and simple all the way!! BUT, every time I see something vintage you have made, I fall in love with vintage. However, I know I am better at clean and simple. Love your blog!!! Thanks for posting!

  411. Vintage all the way! Thanks for the chance to win.

  412. Yum! I don’t do vintage, though I do appreciate it. However, I’m not exactly CAS, either. Guess I’m somewhere in between!

  413. My style is somewhere in between vintage and clean & simple. I use quite a few layers and love dimension but can’t quite master the ‘shabby chic’ look that is necessary for vintage; I’m not so good at ‘grunge’, either. I’d love to win your blog candy, though; thanks for the chance.

  414. Joyce Mehrberg

    Clean and simple is my style. It’s like the difference between a short story and a novel. Every element must count for something, because you are so limited. Thanks for asking. I get alot of CAS ideas from you.

  415. I prefer clean and simple. I do like some embellishments, but I don’t do the vintage look well, although I know people who do.

  416. I love both! Just depends on the mood that day! Sometimes clean and simple is fun, but I like to challenge myself with layers and distressing!

  417. Oh that’s a tough one! Usually depends on my mood. But I’m going to go with vintage.

  418. diedremichelle

    Clean and simple is my choice.

  419. Vintage! Lots of layers.

  420. Clean and simple….always!

  421. Stacey Roberson

    Clean and simple because time is limited lately!!

  422. I LOVE Vintage, but my cards usually end up more on the simpler side. Love your ideas!

  423. I lean more towards clean and simple, but love the look and feel of the warm vintage styles. Thank you for sharing so much with us, your blog is packed full of inspiration!

  424. Clean and Simple for me but when making something special for my daughter I usually go more vintage.

  425. Vintage. I love little details.

  426. I love Vintage and I love your blog. Thanks for all the inspiration and thanks for the opportunity to win such fun STUFF!!!
    Diane

  427. tammy fletcher

    Oh Mary, clean and simple is my game but love to look at other’s vintage work….would love to win blog candy. Thanks for the opportunity to win. You are the best.

  428. Grace Lange-Way

    My style is clean but not necessarily simple. For some reason my taste does not allow for cluttered cards. I love the vintage with lace and/or buttons but still keep it fairly uncluttered. Thanks for the chance for some blog candy Mary. I love your website.

  429. Less is more…..I DEFINITELY prefer Clean and Simple!

  430. Vintage is my favorite… but sure would love to retrain myself to do simple which is faster-your blog is the inspiration to do that. Thanks for the chance to win.

  431. I love a vintage look, but sometimes its hard to create without making it look overdone. So I prefer a CAS Fusion style… CAS with a vintage touch.
    Thanks for your inspiration!

  432. Well, I was always clean & simple, but lately I am thinking, ‘bring on the layers!’

  433. I like the look of vintage on other people’s cards but can’t say I have ever attempted it myself. I am more of a clean and simple kind of girl πŸ™‚ thanks for the chance to win!
    Hugs,
    Elizabeth

  434. Clean and simple for me – all the way! Love your posts; I copy them shamelessly!

  435. Clean and simple, all the way!

  436. Kimberly Sudol

    Vintage!! I love the layers and the colors….VERY elegant looking!

  437. Clean and Simple for me! And you, Mary, are the one who has inspired me to do just that with my cards! Thanks!

  438. Kelli Fletcher

    My heart melts with vintage. I wish I could do clean and simple, less time and an equally cool look.

  439. Clean and Simple for sure – I don’t have time for all that other stuff :). I like the boldness and “clean” lines of your cards…..please keep ’em coming!

  440. Clean and simple for me.

  441. I love the look of Vintage, but I’m new to card making and I am not familiar with all the techniques yet. So I mainly creat CAS cards.

  442. CAS is my choice.

  443. I LOVE the LOOK of vintage, but never seem to have time to create them, so I would vote for CAS.

  444. Your vintage cards are so pretty but I am leaning to Clean and Simple these days. Easier to mail.

  445. Mine are usually Clean and Simple but I like the look of Vintage.

  446. Love, love, love vintage cards the best. Although sometimes the clean and simple cards as just perfect for the occasion.

  447. Suzanne Treut

    oh its so hard to choose but ill say clean and simple only because it comes easier to me. thanks for all!

  448. I prefer clean and simple. I like layers, but not a bunch of lace and distressing, and spritzing. THanks for the chance to win!

  449. CLEAN AND SIMPLE IS MY FAV. THANKS FOR YOUR INSPIRATION!

  450. Clean and simple for sure. I send most of my cards to family spread out all over the country so CAS cards help keep postage costs down and ensure they arrive safe and soound. I do sometimes attempt the vintage cards for those I give to friends here in town or when I tuck a card into a gift I’m shipping to family.

  451. Absolutely CLEAN & SIMPLE and I get most of my inspiration for some great CAS cards right here!!

  452. Clean and simple — but not too simple … Thanks for the chance to win!

  453. Deb Buckminster

    Though I admire the skill in making clean & simple cards, I get an ADRENALINE SURGE from viewing multi-layered, distressed, and lacy VINTAGE cards, with old-fashioned graphics!!

  454. Bev Butterbrodt

    After several years of card making and thinking I HAD to have every single stamp, paper, ink, punch, ribbon – the list goes on and on – I finally discovered that my style is clean and simple! Makes me say WOW every time! I love your site and visit every day. Thanks for the chance to win some candy.

  455. cheryl hellem

    We were just talking about this at a SU class i took. I will not distress or wrinkle anything! I’m not good with Vintage. I join & hostess lots of clean & simple swaps, even C&S for the holidays πŸ™‚ I hadn’t heard of it before i saw them on SCS & fell in love with the look. Hugs, cheryl

  456. It depends on my mood but usually clean and simple. Thanks for the chance to win!

  457. Holly AKA KopyKat

    Vintage, layer it up!

  458. Clean and simple for me! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your cards and all your helpful hints. I visit everyday!!

  459. CAS all the way!
    (Pick me, pick me!!)

  460. Linda Ressetar

    I love the Vintage to look at but make CAS…

  461. I like both, but CAS is more in my gallery — I always seem to be in such a hurry to get it done! I do like the look of vintage though. So glad I found your blog! You have some fabulous creations!!

  462. Clean and simple! Thanks for sharing!

  463. I prefer Clean & Simple!! Love waking up to your email post each morning and getting inspiration for the day about cardmaking.

  464. Definitely vintage, but I try not to get stuck on any one style. Some cards I can look at and identify the crafter before I see their name. That’s not all bad! I like variety though, it’s the spice of life. Happy crafting!

  465. I prefer CAS, but when I do cards, I think about who it is going to and try and fit their personality. I have many vintage friends so often go that route. Thanks for the chance for some candy!!

  466. I’m a new subscriber… Your designs are beautiful! I like CAS.

  467. I love the look of vintage, but most of my cards are clean and simple. I don’t even know where to start when I try to do a vintage card!

  468. I like the clean and simple most of the time, but occassionally i like to take the time to think of vintage patterns. I love what you do on your blog.

  469. I love both. When I have time to play – Vintage. When I don’t – Clean and Simple.

  470. I’m a vintage girl myself. I love the layers, lace, distressing and antiquing!

  471. Clean and simple for sure πŸ™‚

  472. Lovely blog candy!! I have to say, I like both. But more often than not lately, I’ve been going for the clean and simple a lot more often!

  473. Sharon Wendling

    Clean and Simple for me!

  474. Definitely vintage for me!

  475. I am a vintage girl all the way. I’ve tried to do clean and simple but it’s impossible!
    thanks for the chance to win the candy πŸ™‚

  476. Nice blog candy! To be really honest, it really depends on my mood. I love vintage, but I tend to do more clean and simple.

  477. Clean and simple is for me. It just pops out at you.
    Thanks for all the beautiful inspirations with your
    art.

  478. Ginni Barkley

    Clean & simple

  479. I prefer clean and simple most of the time. I bought some lace ribbon and fancy brads but have not tried vintage yet.

  480. If I had to choose I say clean & simple. i like the look of vintage if done well. My problem is I don’t do vintage well! Thanks for the chance to win.

  481. Monique Betancourt

    I prefer the CAS approach to my card making, as I do with most things in my life.

  482. I love your vintage looks, but clean and simple are perfect for quick cards! So, how do I choose! I don’t, I like both!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the blog candy!

  483. Love the vintage look!

  484. Kellie Cavallaro

    I love the elegance of the clean and simple look, but I must admit that I have seen some very nice vintage samples lately.

  485. Vintage! Love antiques. Somedays I feel like one!! LOL Love your stuff! Such beautiful cards. Thank you for inspiring me. (I love the vintage but also love your clean and simple line cards. They are so elegant.)

  486. Your Clean & Simple are Clean & Ellegant Mary!
    That’s my choice.

  487. I love looking at vintage type cards, but I prefer to make clean and simple. And, I love anything by you!!! LOL

  488. Barbara Craycroft

    sorry, I didn’t give my name, here I go again. I love the plain and simple and I SIMPLY love the red and yellow combo and am heading to my stamp room to make a card with this color combo

  489. Vintage. I love antiques!! And fast becoming one myself!! LOL

  490. I love the clean and simple look.

  491. Love the vintage look although I usually do clean and simple. You’re blog inspires me. Thanks..

  492. I love the clean and simple. Boy oh boy does the red and yellow look beautiful together, I’m going to my stamp room right this min. and make a card with this combination.

  493. I prefer vintage, but with my schedule, I have to settle for clean and simple.

  494. Kendra Wenzel

    DEFINITELY clean and simple. At my age…my brain has enough vintage πŸ˜‰ I have never really been a fan of vintage. It appears cluttered/messy to me. My brain LOVES clean, simple lines πŸ™‚

  495. Love the look of vintage, but with my schedule, I have to settle for the clean and simple.

  496. Clean and simple!

  497. Mary, thank you for sharing your creavity with us and for also offering this great blog candy. I like both vintage and CAS, but I have to choose CAS as my preference.

  498. OMG, HOW DID I ALMOST MISS THIS CANDY !!!

    OK, I LOVE YOUR CLEAN AND SIMPLE, CAUSE YOU MAKE IT LOOK SOOO ELAGENT ! no matter how simple you try, and most of the time i can case it, with what i’v got!
    you just inspire me,

    hug’s frenchie
    have a nice weekend……

  499. Vintage all the way! CAS is too simple for me and I usually don’t think a card is done or needs more when I ‘m doing one. Bring on the layers & lace!

  500. Right now I love clean and simple!!

  501. Clean and simple with a little vintage in between.:)

  502. I’m a clean & simple kind of girl. Nice candy!!

  503. I prefer CAS. Sometime less is better.

  504. I really love your blog – have learned so much from it. I love the vintage look but mine never turn out good – so clean and simple for me with lots of layers. I love the 3-D look. I like making flowers with punches. Thanks for a chance to win the blog candy. (never lucky)
    Norma

  505. It’s hard to choose between the two, but in the end Clean and Simple wins. I love Candy! Thanks.

  506. Clean and simple is the best for me.

  507. Clean and simple! That’s why I love your blog!
    God bless,
    tionyalynn at yahoo dot com
    (sorry if two posts—didn’t seem like my first one went through!)

  508. Like many others, I love the look of vintage but cannot seem to accomplish the right look with my own pieces. CAS all the way for me!

  509. I love clean and simple……….that is why I love your blog!! Your work is fabulous!!
    God bless,
    tionyalynn at yahoo dot com

  510. Clean and simple! Thanks for all of the great tutorials you share with us…I love learning
    new ways to do things.
    Cindy

  511. I meant to say clean and simple.

  512. I like both just depends on the day. But if I have to pick one I’ll go with CAS.

  513. Love your blog. Love your blog! I am always learning something new from you.
    PS. I have a US address if I happen to win.

  514. Vintage, of course!! I’m a vintage girl at heart. πŸ™‚

  515. clean and simple is my style. πŸ˜‰

  516. Definitely love vintage. Have to virtually tie my hands to stop adding to a simple card. Thanks for sharing on your wonderful blog.

  517. Clean and Simple, definitely!

  518. Linda Lemasters

    I like the clean and simple.

  519. Clean and simple is my style, but I like to change it up with new ideas too. Thanks for your great blog and ideas!

  520. It depends on my mood or who/what the card is for. I guess personally I lean toward the vintage/distressed look, but the CAS are great for bright cheery occasions and quick cards!

  521. Clean and Simple. Just Love your Blog. I learn so much from it. Your cards always blow me away.P.S. I have a US address to send the blog candy to if I happen to win.

  522. Clean and simple for me!

  523. Ellen Warthen

    CAS = Clean and Simple works better for me. I am too analytical for vintage!
    Love your work.

  524. Love vintage!

  525. CAS for me. πŸ™‚

  526. Clean and Simple! All the way! Just my style. Thank you Mary for all that you do.

  527. Vintage, vintage, vintage. But I do like clean and simple too sometimes.

  528. I like the vintage look when someone else does it. My style is clean and simple (aka as quick and easy). Thanks for all the great ideas you share.

  529. Clean and Simple….quick and easy…more with less~

  530. I tend more toward Clean and Simple right now but would like to do more Vintage.

  531. Clean and simple has such a fresh feel and look!

  532. A little of both–one reason I love your blog so much is that you have such a wonderful look: bright and cheerful but not too simple–layers and FABULOUS color combo’s. I get so much inspiration from you Mary! p.s. have been missing your signature 3 brads lately…:)

  533. Up until now I have been a clean and simple girl but I’ve seen some very beautiful vintage cards that aren’t over the top.

  534. I love clean and simple but do admire vintage. Guess I’m some what of a “plain jane.”

  535. I prefer vintage-reminds me of times past. Love to work with lace and many layers.

  536. I’m not a frilly person so clean and simple is my choice.

  537. Love the clean and simple and almost always CAS (at least I start with a CAS) and change it up to fit my taste (and supplies). Love your cards!

    Teresa

  538. Clean and Simple

  539. I would have to go with CAS for me, but I love the vintage look just can’t get everything to look right

  540. For the most part, I like the clean and simple. Sometimes the vintage is a little too busy for me.

  541. CAS but with a hint of vintage…..Thanks for all your great ideas!

  542. Clean and simple! As my hubby always says…K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Stupid

  543. CAS, and oh how I covet the basic gray ribbon! Pick me, random number generator, pick me!

    Love your blog, Mary!

  544. I’m a clean and simple girl who just tried vintage! I have to say that for now, I’m really into vintage.

  545. Clean and simple, simply clean! Have a beautiful weekend.

  546. I love the clean and simple!

  547. I’m a CAS girl all the way, but that said, I cannot do a single layer card. Gotta have layers!!!!

  548. I love the look of vintage. I just am never able to make it come together so it looks good. Thanks for all you share. Mary

  549. I’m a clean and simple kind of gal!

  550. Vintage wins almost every time.’

  551. Clean and Simple for sure!

  552. I mostly prefer a clean and simple card. I have seen (and created) some cards that are clean and simple using some “vintage” looking stamps.

  553. My personnal style is clean and simple. I do like the vintage look, but have trouble achieving it on my own.

  554. I love vintage but often times maje clean and simple!

  555. I vote for clean and simple. Love simple cards with a wow factor.

  556. Wow! So many comments. You have quite a following.

    The blog candy items are really cute – clean and simple.

  557. hi Mary, I’m a clean and simple girl (I’m talking about stamping, not my hectic life!!) and lots of my inspiration comes from you. Thanks so much for your cool posts everyday.

  558. Marisa Cibirka

    Clean and simple. Love your site! I visit every day. Thanks for your inspiration.

  559. Clean and simple! And you’re my favorite blogger for clean and simple!

  560. OH, gosh I hate to pick just one! I usually make clean and simple cards, but then I also sometimes do vintage. Alright, I’ll pick ‘CAS’!

  561. Clean and Simple for sure!
    For me less is always more in a design. πŸ™‚

  562. I like the clean and simple look. Sometimes less IS more! Have a great weekend!

  563. Clean and simple…
    Thanks for your site!

  564. I’m a Clean and Simple girl! Love your projects always!

  565. Sandy Elliott

    Clean and Simple

  566. Vintage is my most definite preference. For me — clean and simmple often looks like it is not finished.

  567. Love the Vintage look! CAS is ok when in a hurry, but if I have the time it is the Vintage. Thanks for the chance to win some SU goodies!

  568. Clean and simple for me. Vintage is gorgeous but I’m a clean and simple stamper! Thanks for the chance to win some Stampin’ Up goodies!

  569. Hi Mary! I prefer to make CAS, but vintage is fun to look at…just not easy for me to make πŸ™‚ I love the blog candy, especially that stamp set. Thanks for offering it!

  570. Vintage all the way!!

  571. I am a clean and simple kind of girl, but I am trying the vintage, especially with the new stamp sets…haven’t mastered it yet, takes some practice and time. TFS, Mary. Your cards are beautiful and so inspiring.

  572. clean and simple for me!

  573. Clean and simple is my favorite but I don’t mind doing vintage.

  574. I do both..it depends on the stampset and of course my mood.
    Yvonne

  575. I’ve always thought that clean and simple was the way to go; however, this season’s catalog has inspired me to explore vintage.

  576. My preferred method is clean and simple. However, there are some people I send cards to that I know would like the vintage better. When I make a card for them I use the vintage method. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful cards.

  577. Clean and Simple is this girls calling. I’ll be connecting with vintage when everyone else has moved on to something else (that’s just the way I roll). PS-Did you get your new kitty yet?

  578. Vintage is my favorite because it is so romantic. They remind me of Paris. But if I need a card fast I always make it clean and simple!

  579. CAS is not just my card style but my chosen way of life. ‘Tis a gift to be simple’. Thanks for all the great ideas you share.

  580. I love BOTH!! Depends what I have time for and the card…………….

  581. clean and simple is my favorite way to craft

  582. Clean and simple is what I’m all about.

  583. I am all for clean and simple.

  584. I would still say Clean and Simple but I am finding as I age I am warming up to Vintage. : ) Thank you for the blog candy opportunity!

  585. Clean and simple all the way for me…..

  586. I am a clean and simple gal, but I do enjoy the vintage look. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog!!!

  587. CAS works best for me, however, I would love to make vintage cards. I’ve given it a go a few times, but mine never turn out suitable for me. I need a vintage teacher, I guess.

  588. clean and simple but every once in awhile i like the vintage!!!

  589. I recently found your site – oh what you have taught me! Love the clean and simple – since simple is about all I can do yet….your cards are so creative!

  590. Karen Bensonhaver

    Do I really have to choose? Sometimes I like Clean and Simple but if vintage isn’t overdone, I love it! SO I guess CAS.

  591. Clean and simple… πŸ™‚ I love your blog!

  592. Good morning, Mary: I love the vintage look although I’m not to good at it. You have to be careful not to overdo it. The CAS look is well…..clean and simple and easy to achive.
    Thank you for the chance to win. That blog candy looks delicious!
    Maria.

  593. Clean & simple MOST of the time, but I have been know to step out of my box now and again! Thanks for the chance to win!

  594. Eileen Pisani

    CAS…thanks!

  595. Vintage all the way!

  596. Tiffinnie from Ohio

    I prefer clean and simple also, but do appreciate it when others take the time to do the vintage look. I guess I just don’t have the patience! πŸ™‚

  597. I love to look at others creations of vintage, but for me, I tend to stick with clean and simple. Thanks for the blog candy offer!

  598. Clean and simple for me! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Dawn

  599. Heather M from Maine (the way life should be)

    Such a tough choice…well I like clean and simple vintage, not too many gee gaas, knick knacks and fru frus. I like like simple elegance. I like clean and simple but not when it is stark.

  600. I love vintage. For me it is the process of making the card. The more layers, distressing, etc. the better. Once in a while I will make a clean and simple card but it always seems like it is missing something.

  601. CAS for sure – my vintage looks like a mess!! Wish I was better at it! Thanks for the chance to win!

  602. I’m a simple stamper. CAS most all of the time. Thanks for the change for some candy.

  603. Vintage all the way. I think I must be an old soul.

  604. Clean and Simply. Love seeing what others do with Vintage.

  605. Lisa allington

    I Love those Polka Dots

  606. My favorite is vintage. But clean and simple is what I often end up doing because of time.

  607. Love claen and simple. Most vintage has too must going on for my taste. Always check them out for ideas.

  608. I love the vintage but your clean and simple style is my favorite of all.

  609. CAS — fits my time frame better (wish I had time for vintage!!)

  610. I struggled for a long time to find my style, and I finally realized I prefer the clean and simple look.

  611. Debbie Cantales

    CAS is my cup of tea~ but I adore vintage when someone else creates it!

  612. CAS! I try to do more involved cards, but they never seem to turn out right! Love your blog Mary! I follow everyday from PA! πŸ™‚

  613. I’m the opposite of jeannette above, I used to prefer vintage, and find myself gravitating toward clean and simple now, especially with the great ideas from Mary Fish!

  614. It use to be clean and simple, but the vintage look is growing on me and I am finding that I am doing more of the vintage look on my cards now.

  615. It’s clean and simple for me. Sometimes vintage has a little too much going on for my taste. Thanks for the chance to win some great candy.

  616. Vintage is definitely what I am drawn to, but I also make clean and simple cards.

  617. I love vintage but make clean and simple cards

  618. Love the vintage but once in a while CAS works too.

  619. I prefer to make Clean & Simple, but I do like the look of vintage…I just haven’t figured out how to master it yet..

  620. I love the look of vintage but do not have the confidence to make it happen…mine just look messy. So I guess I’m really in the clean and simple group, too! I’m better at that!

  621. Clean and simple
    Nettie

  622. Clean and simple for sure.

  623. Clean and simple for me. I just love the crisp look of an uncluttered card. BUT the vintage for a romantic card is great!

  624. I have to go with CAS. It’s not that I don’t like vintage, it’s that it just doesn’t come out looking all that great for me.

  625. Clean and simple girl but I do love the vintage look!

  626. Londra Fleming

    Clean and simple!

  627. CAS all the way!

  628. I like the look of vintage, but I’m a clean and simple gal. Thanks for all your wonderful ideas.

  629. Mary,

    My favorite is vintage. I love distressing and lace and warm subtle colors.

  630. My Style is less is more, I love to create cards with Simple and clean lines. I believe in having crisp artworks.
    Zaheer

  631. Cheryl P Doyle

    Saw this before I left for work this morning 5:15 AM. I
    perfer clean and simple, but love the layers and sketches with clean and simple.

  632. Clean and Simple!
    Candy – woohoo!

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