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Simply Adorned Blog Candy Giveaway

Is "just because" a good enough reason to have a blog candy giveaway?  I thought it would be fun to share some Stampin' Up! treasures with a lucky winner this weekend.  Simply leave me a comment at the end of this post with whatever stamping thoughts pop up in your head (maybe even some suggestions for future rubber stamp, technique and product discussions on my Stampin' Pretty Facebook Page :)  The winner will be chosen randomly.

  While you are hanging around leaving your blog candy comments, it's a great time to follow me on Twitter for bunches of regular Stampin' Up! product tips or join the Stampin' Conversation on my Stampin' Pretty Facebook Page

DEADLINE for blog candy comments is Sunday, April 24 at Noon CST.  Winner will be announced by Sunday evening.

Here are the Stampin' Up! products the winner will receive (pictured at top):

  • Simply Adorned 1" x 1" Charm (116797)
  • Simply Adorned 34" Chain (116853).  Can be worn long or doubled up.
  • Three 1" x 1" inserts I created for the charm.  A "little wardrobe" for your charm from me.
  • Bliss Clear-Mount Stamp Set (123217)
  • Certainly Celery and So Saffron Ribbon Bundle

Winner must have a U.S. address for shipping and needs to contact me within 24 hours of having been selected (published) on my blog to claim their prize. 

Black signature ivory


417 thoughts on “Simply Adorned Blog Candy Giveaway”

  1. It always leaves me inspired, that i would like to see a ideas on making cards, as that is the hardest for me to do. Thanks for sharing all your ideas with us, cause it will always nice to have something to give to someone that they will keep forever and treasure for the longest time..

  2. Hi Mary, thanks for the chance to win! My thoughts have gone to the emboss powders lately and loved that they added some new colors! Maybe they could add a few more??? Also, maybe a few more crayons??? hint hint:)

  3. Yes, “Just Because” is always good. Right now I’m into organizing my stamp room. Your stamp zone is a great example.

  4. You have one of the most inspiring blogs out there! I really enjoy your simplistic yet detailed style. It matches mine very well. And you have so many fun ideas and techniques. You are doing a great job and I enjoy reading your blog regularly!

  5. I just love coming to your blog each day. A wonderful mix of style and beauty. Thank you for all your hard work in maintaining your blog and sharing with us all your fantastic ideas and creations.

  6. I adore your site, I love seeing all these new ideas and techniques! Keep it up!

  7. Hey Mary,

    I love the blog and you always seem to out do yourself. One of the first things I do every morning is too cheek out our site. Great job!! I love all the cards and ideas!!!
    Happy Easter!

  8. You are one talented lady. I love your designs and use them for inspiration when I am challenged. Thanks for sharing.

  9. That’s some SWEET blog candy!! Thank you for your daily does of stamping inspiration. I love coming here and checking out all your beautiful creations!
    You ROCK!

  10. Mary,
    I love all of your great samples and tips. I really like the bright colors you use. I check your blog every day; I really don’t want to miss it.
    Mary C.

  11. Mary I have enjoyed your blog posts since I found you years ago. I emailed you with a question and was so thrilled with the prompt and informative reply.

    Being of a certain age I would love a stamp set with classic toys like metal rollerskates (and key!) ball and jacks, hula hoops or skip sticks (remember those?) classic pony-tail Barbie, record player and 45’s, coonskin caps etc.


  12. I am addicted to your blog. Lol I love love love the way you feature designers to share their projects and then introduce us to their blog. The featured guest today and her card set is just to adorable. Have a wonderful day!
    Pamela in Tx

  13. What a perfect time to say how much I admire you! I have been following your blog for a year and a half now and I just love your style, your professionalism, your dedication and your team too! I love the blog hops and I love the inspiration challenges. I love your video tips. They have helped me when planning stamp camps and workshops. I love that you post your work on splitcoast too so I can favorite them and look back and use them for inspiration when planning cards. I wouldn’t be able to come up with card ideas without you and splitcoast and all the SU! resources. I recently joined SU! as a demonstrator again after having to take some time off when my auto-immune disease got super aggressive and was in 17 joints and I sadly just couldn’t do it anymore. I have a better control over my health now, thankfully, and I have more energy and I was just missing it so much! It really helped me to be seeing all your ideas on a continuous basis. I follow a few of your pals, after seeing their work through the blog hops. Thank you, thank you for your dedication and brilliance!! It is much appreciated!

  14. I love SU products and am so inspired by your website. I try to check it out daily as you are such an inspiration.

  15. Hi Mary! I love your One Minute to WOW videos! I especially love all the different ways you’ve used the Stampin’ Up punches. They are my absolute favorite Stampin’ Up product and I love seeing different ways to use them. Thank you for sharing your talents with the world. πŸ™‚

  16. Mary Fish….what can be said that hasn’t already been said. Your designs are the bright spot of my day. Whenever I am struggling with my mojo, I go straight to your blog and find something that inspires me and gets my creative juices flowing. Thanks for all you do for so many. πŸ™‚

  17. So many ideas, so little time! I’m so busy perusing stamping blogs that I run out of time to create. How do you find a happy medium between stamping and blogging? Love your One Minute to WOW videos and see your “tweets” when I remember to log into my Twitter account. Fabulous inspiration and blissful blog candy ~ thanks, Mary!

  18. Thanks for a chance to win Mary! Love your blog and all of your creative ideas! Can’t wait to try the new embossing colors!

  19. Such beautiful colors you are giving away. Thank you for your wonderful and inspiring cards, products and other ideas. I think my favorite item in your give-away is necklace with the tiny little purple butterfly. Great set too….wish SU would still sell the celebration sets in new catalog…..Happy Easter!

  20. Thank you for all of your great posts, Mary! You are an inspiration!!! I love your simple yet classy designs.

  21. I am so grateful for talented people like you who inspire me each day to explore my creative spirit. Thank you for that gift. I would like to see more ideas on what to do with all of these scraps. lol
    Just a suggestion. May you and yours have a wonderful holiday filled with family and fun.

  22. Mary,
    I haven’t had the chance yet to work with the simply adorned product line. Thanks for the opportunity to win some great candy. I love your blog! Keep up the good work! I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend! Lisa

  23. Love your blog and the great designs. Enjoy sharing them with the 9 year old niece who now also loves to do crafts including card making. Keep up the great work, you are a true inspiration.

  24. I love what you have done with this set. Your pictures turn out amazing! I would like to see what I could do with the mini bird and a pop dot to raise him up a bid for some depth. Have an amazing Easter!

  25. I love your “wow” videos. The last one I watched using the die cut and a small card (4×4 I think) was great. I enjoy learning tricks with the die cuts to transform them into more than just a circle, square, etc.

  26. I am fairly new to Stampin’ Up and am going at it like a baby at candy! I love the quality of the materials and get so much inspiration from your blog and Facebook page that I can’t begin to express my thanks. Your tutorials are a great boon to the early-stage stamper. I look forward to your blog daily and have it bookmarked!

  27. Stampin Up for my new grand daughter due on May 8th!!!! Loving all the new stampin goodies!!! Love your sight!! You inspire me daily!!

  28. Thanks Mary for sharing your amazing creative gifts & ideas. I just love getting new ideas and seeing all the wonderful products that are available. Have a wonderful easter!

  29. Your blog is the first I visit when I log on in the morning. I love your “One Minute to WOW” tutorials – they are very easy to understand and informative. Thanks so much for sharing!

  30. I just happened upon your blog 2 days ago and now you’re in my ‘favorites’! I will be checking your blog often to see what other wonderful cards you have made! I’m a new demonstrator and love getting inspiration from others!! I’ve been on the ‘other side’ for 3 years but excited to be a SU Demo! I love SU products!! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your talent with us all.

  31. I love that your cards are easier to make than other demo’s show…yet with a few little “tricks” or even just ONE embellishment, they can be SO elegant looking as well. You do a super job explaining everything!!

    I would personally like to see more cards using the watercolor crayons and blending pen..I just can’t get the hang of it??!!

    Hi Jo . . . watercoloring will always be my nemesis. Keep at it and I will, too. Hugs, M

  32. Mary I love your blog so much! Your “clean and simple” stamping style is my favorite. I agree with one of the earlier comments. I also would love to see Stampin Up bring some of the previous best selling stamp sets out of retirement (anyone remember button bear?) and offer them in unmounted. I’m trying to convert my stamp sets to unmounted and honestly I have so many thaf I would rather sell some of my old sets and buy the same sets unmounted. Anyone else agree?

    Hi Tracy . . . I’m a die hard clear-mount fan. I’m even converting my single stamps that only are available in wood. You post an excellent suggestion. Hugs, Mary

  33. MARY!! I love your blog!! I have never won any ‘candy’ from any blog, but I continue to try! Thanks for the chance and a big THANKS for your blog!

  34. Mary, you are an inspiration to me. I can build on the ideas in your blog. I can’t wait to see what’s waiting in my email each morning.

  35. I always look forward to checking your blog, thanks for sharing with us! I am curious to know what can be done with the charms besides use them as a pendant on a chain for a necklace. I’m thinking ornament or keychain??

    Hi Debbi . . . A keychain for the charms is a clever idea . . . I love them on charm bracelets or extra splash on a necklace. It’s great that they can easily clip on and off and switch back on forth. Hugs, Mary

  36. I love your blog! I check everyday to see what else you have came up with! I also love your “One Minute to Wow” videos! Thanks for taking the time to share with all of us!

  37. I always marvel at the wonderful cards and the great inspiration you have, Mary. I come to visit almost daily–gotta have my ‘Fish Food’ for thought, lol! I love the Wow tutorials and your CAS cards. Thanks for always ‘making my day!’ Happy Easter and many blessings.

    “Fish food?” How funny πŸ™‚ Hugs, Mary

  38. Love, Love the jewelry…have made for several of my friends as gifts…
    Enjoying your website daily.
    mary carol

  39. I enjoy your blog on a daily basis – and I always look forward to viewing what you’ve made us to enjoy and get inspired by. Love your ideas, and your sharing of new items, updated news, etc. Happy Easter.

  40. Thank you for inspiring me and sharing the artistic possibilities of paper-crafting. Yours is the only blog I follow, anticipating each new creation. You truly make my day. πŸ™‚

  41. I hope that I can win your blog candy. I never tried the necklace with all the stampin up accesaries. Hope I can win this and create something with your prize.
    I love your cards they are so elegant and clean looking.

  42. I love the Summer Mini! The stamps are awesome! I hope this is a sign of good things to come.

  43. I do loooove stamps. My mother just finished making a present for my in-laws for the holiday: a chain of decorated CD’s, each representing one of their grandchildren using some of the stampin’ up collection… It was sooooooo pretty!

  44. I am a recent subscriber to your blog, and just love everything you do. What an amazingly generous blog candy! Wishing you and yours a very blessed Easter!

  45. I love your blog, you have so many great ideas. I especially loved when you did the pizza box with matching card sets. I would love to see more projects like that-gift ideas.

    Excellent idea, Katherine. It’s ON the radar. Hugs, Mary

  46. Mary, you are my morning cup of coffee. I wake to see your post every day. I love how you inspire me. Thanks.

  47. I am loving all the new products being showcased on demonstrators blogs. I can’t wait to be able to order them. Thank you.

    Heidi McDonough

  48. Thanks for offering the blog candy! I just love coming to your blog and getting inspired! You are so talented!

  49. LOVE your web site, Mary. thought for stamp set – i have suggested to SU! that we get some vertical greeting sets, but nothing yet. there are so many images that set the pattern for a vertical greeting rather than have to turn what we have sideways. what do you think? thanks for the chance at the candy- my favorite kind of candy (yah, better that chocolate! but it goes great w/chocolate & a smooth cup of coffee)

    Very cool idea, Donna. Keep letting SU know . . . they DO listen but sometimes need more than one nudge! Hugs, Mary

  50. Mary, I just love your website. Your cards, ideas and your team of Stampin’ Pretty Pals are very inspirational. Have a blessed Easter. Peace be with you.

  51. Your page is the first thing I looked at each morning before work. Your work is so inspirational and your web site is best.

  52. I particularly enjoy your use of color. It’s not always the expected and I so so love the unusual.

  53. MARY, Stamping cards can be a real mood changer. When feeling over wrought, after an hour or two of paper cuts and punches placed on a card of color and design, what a wonderful sense of accomplishment fills your spirit.Your use of color fills my eyes with design and ideas. Kathy

    Hi Kathy . . . we all joke about our “addiction.” However, playing with paper and stamps is incredible therapy for me. Hugs, Mary

  54. I absolutely love Stampin’ Up! That’s why I came back to the family almost two years ago! The quality and coordination is unmatched! I also love all the different specials that come out to help promote such a wonderful product! (p.s. I also love your blog… your artwork is fantastic! Keep sharing!)

  55. I would love to learn to make cute charms with the simply adorned stuff. Seeing this post made me think about that. Love your inspiring posts, I have made many of them. Thanks for sharing.

  56. I too check out your blog everyday. I get so much inspiration from your creativity. TFS

  57. Everyday your blog gets me started in the morning. You are very creative and talented. I am so glad you choose to share it with the world. Thank you!

  58. What an awesome blog candy. Thank you so much for a chance to win. I visited your blog everyday to get inspired and I am always appreciative of your amazing artworks. Thank you, thank you, thank you again…

  59. Mary, I LOVE your blog! I get so many creative ideas and such inspiration from you. Thank you so very much for the opportunity to win this AWESOME blog candy!!

    Much love and Happy Easter!

  60. I can’t think of any stampin’ thoughts, ideas or suggestions. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, Mary, for your continued inspiration. Your work and dedication is AMAZING. Thanks again and have a wonderful holiday weekend.

  61. Would love if you could do something on grunge. It seems to be the new rage on clothing, especially for boys. Thanks for the chance to win and asking for my thoughts. Happy Easter

  62. Mary
    I check out your blog every morning! I love your clean, fresh ideas. How about more ideas on layering using stamps! Thanks for the giveaway.

  63. LOVE your blog and check it everyday.
    I love your style so clean and pretty.
    Thanks for offering the awesome candy. I would
    LOVE to win.

  64. I look forward to your daily blog…it’s very inspirational. I love that you use your creativity beyond cards. This has a beautiful vintage feel…Thank you!

  65. I have to say I love your blog, I check it out almost every day for inspiration. I love your style and your choice of colors. I too am glad to see Stampin Up offering more colors of embossing powder, the thrill of seeing the color develop on a card is so worth it.

  66. What a generous blog candy offering! I enjoy all you do so really have no suggestions for new techniques. I like SU! for all its paper/ink etc color coordination. It is the best out there! Thanks for the candy opportunity!

  67. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Any morning that I need an idea, this is the first site I visit. Keep up the great work!

  68. Hi Mary! I too, share my coffee with you and check out your blog. I just love it and I’m addicted after following just a short time. I love your “Wow” tutorials and learn a lot from them. Thank you for sharing! I’d like to see some discussion on markers and blender pens or classic ink pads with blender pens. I need some major help in this area as my strokes aren’t soft enough or ball the paper. I know you should use watercolor paper, but some gals use the smooth white or vanilla with ease. Wondering, could my blender pen be too dry and used to not be able to achieve the look I want? Or is this strictly a technique problem that I need to practice with? Thanks for the chance to win! Easter blessings to you!

    Hi Kelly: I’m not the “go to” on watercoloring. It’s one of my weakest points . . . I really admire those that are experts. There are excellent videos on YouTube. I haven’t had luck with non-watercolor paper (same issue with pilling). I don’t think you are doing anything wrong. Experiment and see what works best for you. Many swear by a blender pen and using a touch of ink from their classic pads. Hugs, M

  69. I ADORE the Bliss kit and traveled over 60 miles the last few days trying to find something in the local stores (Michael’s, Joann, Robert’s) that was similar, and found nothing. It would literally be a dream come true to win it!

  70. What pops in my head everytime I think about stamping is…. LOVE! I love to stamp, make cards and send cards – I feel it’s a wonderful way to bless others, especially on those “just because” days πŸ™‚
    Thanks for all your shared creativity and the chance for some yummy blog candy!!

  71. Mary, Thank you for your website. I love your use of color and the design of your website. Thank you for all you do to inspire us. Easter Blessings!

  72. Blog candy is yummy! I’d love to see a discussion of how to create an effective collage – either with only stamps and ink or making a 3D one to put into a shadow box. You could discuss color selection, balance, combining images, etc.

  73. I love your Blog! I have shared it with many of my friends at our Stampinig Club. They love it too.

    I’d love to see you do some cards with different folds…still in your elegant, classy and inspirational style.

  74. I love the inspiration of your blog – you are one of the many reasons I became a SU demo. πŸ™‚ Thanks for always helping with such great ideas! AND the chance to win the blog candy. πŸ™‚

  75. I enjoy checking your blog on a daily basis and I’m never disappointed. Your style and creativity are amazing, thank you for sharing with all of us. I do enjoy your one minute tutorials. Thanks too for the opportunity for new stamps.

  76. Thanks for the chance to win! I love getting your email in my box each day. Yesterday I had a “million” bday cards to make and your samples are the perfect inspiration to get me started. Happy Easter from a fellow Tucsonian πŸ™‚

  77. I just got my new
    Summer Mini Catalog
    and as usual I loved
    the new stamps. I
    always look forward
    to your blog each day.
    Thanks for sending it.

  78. Love your clean style! What a great giveaway! Love the charm! Thanks for the chance to win!

  79. Gee, Mary, apparently many of us have morning coffee together with you on a regular basis! I have followed your blog for quite some time now and always recommend it to others looking for new ideas or beautiful designs. Thank you so much for your faithfulness to your customers and those of us who aren’t customers, but have become blog friends. You have set the bar high, but are willing to give us a boost to reach it. I think my favorite part of your blog is the description you give of the products used on the card or project. Your directions and descriptions are clear and the tips are always useful. I would like for you to show some creative ways to use every scrap of a Simply Scrappin’ Kit. Blessings to you and yours!

  80. Hi Mary, when I get to my email’s….your’s is always the 1st that I open! Have a wonderful Easter, & Thank You for all your inspriational ideas.

  81. Hi Mary,

    I love this stamp set. My sister in-law made a beautiful card and matching envelope with the butterfly by alternating 2 colors at the bottom of envelope and large butterfly doubled up and layered on the card with small butterfly in muted tone in background. Quite cute! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the blog candy too!

    Kathy :0)

  82. Just Because is the perfect reason for blog candy. That’s the best time to send a card too! And there are many more “Just Because” days in the year than holidays! Keep on Stampin’!

  83. Thank you Mary. I check out your blog daily to see what inspirational idea you have to share with us. As with each new catalog weather it be a mini or the big idea/catalog. I’ll be forever broke!! Happy Easter!

  84. Thanks for all you do Mary to share the latest Stampin’ Up! products and specials!

  85. Just love your blog-start my day by checking, and double checking before bed (just in case I missed something!) Thanks for all you do!

  86. Wow just finished with Easter prep and so glad I did. Such nice blog candy (TFS) and would love to see some girly stamps next catty. Fun stuff and sassy sayings. I think we need more of those for all our gal pals.

  87. Thanks so much for all your inspiration. I look forward to checking your blog each and every morning. I love the colors you put together, but I must say my favorite so far are the ideas you give for the new mini catalog! You truly make me feel like I could use each and every stamp in there :o) Happy Easter!! (I’m really looking forward to May 1st!!!)

  88. Just because…you have the most informative site and the most beautiful cards. Just love your creativity! Just because you are such a generous woman with your time and talents. Just because I hope you have a perfecte Easter. Thanks for sharing. MJ

  89. Mary,

    I haven’t heard great things about the new multi-level punches in the Summer Mini. Have you tried them? What do you think?


    Hi Carrie:

    Just used mine today and it worked like a champ. It takes a little bit of practice to get the “touch” right for all three settings. I hope to share some samples soon. Hugs, M

  90. I love your blog Mary and I am constantly inspired by your work. I have primarily used my cricut with SU cardstock but I am trying to do more stamping and your blog has been so helpful.


    Nicole T.

  91. Your designs are what keep me stamping, Mary. Your work is simply elegant, and I can’t wait to see what you’ve created each day. Thanks so very much for sharing your talent with us. Blessings!

  92. I love your blog! I like your one minute to wow videos. I loved when you made your pizza box with card set. I would like to see more of these 3D ideas.

  93. Thanks for the cool giveaway. I get lots of inspiration from your blog. Keep up the good work.

  94. Hello Mary…. I love your blog and your style! Thank you so much for all you do.
    Happy Easter !!!

  95. I check your blog nearly daily and LOVE it! I’m keeping my fingers crossed to win this, LOL! πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing the wonderful tips and amazing inspiration.

  96. I look forward to checking your blog everyday. You are super-talented. And in the words of Chellie B., I want to be the one squealing like a little girl! (if I win)

  97. I was just thinking that I need to get stampin’. I just recently moved and have not had the time for it and I need to get on it!!!

  98. Mary,
    You are an inspiration to us all. I love your ideas and your willingness to share. Happy Easter to you and your family!
    Lisa F

  99. I love all of the clean and simple cards that you post…so Pretty! Thanks and keep ’em coming! πŸ™‚

  100. I have yet to see any Simply Adorned products so would love the chance! Thanks for the opportunity. Love your work.

  101. I check you blog daily for a peek at your amazing talent and for inspiration. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!

  102. I love your blog! Im new to Stampin Up products and Im excited to learn and create!

  103. I visit your blog daily for a peek at your amazing talent and for inspiration. Thanks for sharing all your ideas!

  104. Thanks for writing a superior BLOG showcasing the SUPER Stampin’ Up products. I love your one minute to WOW videos and your clean, fresh style. Keep it coming! Blessings!

  105. Yay for Mary & double YAY for yummy blog candy! I adore your blog and check it regularly! It was such an honor and a pleasure to meet you at Convention last year – will you be attending this year? If so, hope we cross paths so we can say HI! Please keep posting your beautiful work – it is definitely an inspiration!

    Hugs to you,
    Christine aka The Stampin’ Ninja

  106. How many card ideas you could make with the new Simply Scrappin’ kit in the Summer Mini. Playful Polka Dots. thanks for the chance!

  107. I need to make a million (ok, maybe not quite that many) thank you cards this weekend for the upcoming Admin Assistant’s Week and Teacher Appreciation Day. That means a lot of blog surfing this weekend to get ideas!

  108. Just because is a great reason for a give-away. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us. I enjoy visiting your site daily.

  109. I love checking your blog everyday for your wonderful ideas with Stampin Up! products which I know will always match from the card stock and ink to the ribbons and buttons. What a great product and company.

    Thank you for inspiring us with your wonderful and talented ideas!

  110. Hi,
    Love the things I am seeing on your page! I, like Claudia, have never used Stampin Up products. I would love to try them though! Your work is wonderful!

  111. I read your blog everyday and use many of your ideas. I love your WOW videos and all the simple techniiques that I learn!

  112. Wow! What a treat!
    I can never get enough of cowboy stamps. I hope to see Stampin’ Up come out with some realy classic authentic ones!

  113. Mary, I have been a fan of yours for 3 years now, and I never get tired of seeing what you come up with. I don’t know how you do it, a different card almost every day. I love how you use the Stampin Up wheels and a few years ago, you did a tutorial on how you mount the wheels so you can see where you are stamping. Maybe a refresher for those who haven’t seen it. Thanks

    Hi Sandy: I plan to do a video in the near future on converting our single stamps to wood mount . . . kind of similar. stay tuned. Hugs, M

  114. I would be so honored to wear a Simply Adorned Necklace and Charm that you had designed. You are like a rock star in the stamping world! I can’t wait to see all you create with the stamps from the new mini. You provide such inspiration to me every day and I thank you!

  115. You are my hero, Mary Fish! I start and end each day with a peak at your blog. Great inspiration when I am in a fnk. Thanks and many blessings to you and your family this joyous season. Diane

  116. Mary, I just love checking out your blog on a daily basis. You have such an elegant style. Haven’t had time lately to stamp but love looking at all the wonderful ideas. Thank you kindly for the chance to win this blog candy!

  117. Everyday after work I run to my computer to see what you have left in my email. I love everything about your blog. You lift me up, you make my day a little brighter by sharing your love of papercrafting. You are TRULY an inspiration!

  118. I too, am one of your many “blog stalkers”! You are so creative and inspire me to attempt to be creative! πŸ˜‰ Thank you for sharing your creations!!

  119. Thanks for an offer at blog candy but most of all, thanks for blogging. I love your design style and all of your great organizational tips.

  120. Love your blog and especially those 1 minute WOW videos! Your tips are the best. I get your blog via E-mail and it is one of the first ones I open! Thanks for all your help in the past too.

  121. Thanks for the inspiration Mary. I hope that you enjoy the holiday weekend with your family & friends. I can’t wait to begin my stamping again next week….once the kids are back in school & not asking me for help every 2 minutes.

  122. Great Idea’s Love the chance to win!!!! I would like to see more idea’s for the charms and what to put in them because, they are so small.

  123. I love you blog and your one minute to wow videos. I would like to see a few masculine cards just using designer series paper, maybe an embellishment and a sentiment. I personally don’t care for animal stamps that many use for masculine cards.

  124. I love to visit your blog you always have something that will make me smile, cheer me or make me feel that I can make this lovely creation that you have shared. Have a wonderful Holiday. Dianne πŸ™‚

  125. I love your 1 minute to WOw videos. I learn so much from your short but concise videos. I visit you every day!

  126. I never tire of learning new ways to use my stamps. Afterall I have quite and investement!

  127. I am new to card making and feel very lucky to have stumbled across your website. I love all of your creations. Thanks so much for what you do to bring beauty into our world.

  128. I love the adorned charms and “windows”! I recently bought a 1 1/2 X 2 necklace to give to my sister who’s turning 50 this year. I’m kinda stumped as to what to place inside, but I like the idea of having different ones to put inside. Seems like butterflies are a popular choice with the adorned.

    Thanks for all your time and creative ideas you share each day on your blog…it truly is THE BEST!

  129. I check your blog everyday! I love your work…and Stampin’ Up!! I am so impressed that you have something new to share everyday..Thank you for your dedication to your blog!

  130. wow what a great gift! I always like it when I can give a gift that lasts forever. So wearing stamped art around your neck is perfect! I always love your cards. Thanks for giving such great “candy.”

  131. i got your blog tagged as one of my Favorite BOOKMARKS.. Would like to see more samples or 1 minute WOW’s on DIGITAL STUDIO works..

  132. You will never know how much your ideas have inspired me, especially your color combos. I love the way you sometimes match them to fashion, fantastic idea. My dd works in NY and her degree is from Madison, Fashion, Apparel, Textile & Design. I know you used to live down by Madison, i think you picked a much better state to live in πŸ˜‰ I can see through your work that you love what you do artistically as much as she does. You go girl, and thanks for always sending us new ideas!

  133. I got to your blog everyday and each day come away inspired. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  134. Wow…this blog candy is awesome. I would love to see some cappucino/coffee stamp sets. I love your tutorials and would love to see some using pastel chalks as well as some tutorials using heat embossing. Hugs, Becky

  135. Lovely. I’m new to your blog and card making, and LOVE oohing and ahhing over your cards!

  136. You are a very generous person to have that stamp set as blog candy. With a heart that big, it’s no wonder you have such beautiful projests and ideas

  137. I have never seen the simply adorned pieces up close…those are really adorable…and the inserts you made just make it better!!!

  138. I would love these things..I have a great Grandaughter that I have never seen, but her Mom is great about sending picture…so you know what would go in the frame…I love all the products and could certainly put them to inspired use.

  139. Love this! Beautiful inserts for the charm. I need to spend more time stamping and being creative. Would love to start with that set. Thanks!!!

  140. I have not tried Simply Adorned products so your blog candy is certainly tempting. Thanks for everything you share.

  141. Mary, Thank you for the chance to win the blog candy. I love you blog site. Your cards are awesome and the one minute videos are very well done. I check your site everyday. You are very creative and give easy to follow directions. Thank you.

  142. Mary, unlike your other readers, I don’t have morning coffee with you, but I sure do have my fav Earl Grey Lavender tea with you! I especially love it when you show things (usually home fashion catalogs) and how they inspired your gorgeous creation!

    Hi Margaret: Something warm and comforting is great for blog hopping. Personally, I’m a fan of Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice Herb Tea. So I’m toasting with the rest of them-just trying to stay caffeine free! Hugs, M

  143. Hi Mary~
    I check your blog regularly to see what fun and creative things you make using Stampin’ Up! Thank you for the inspiration, and thank you for the opportunity to win some ‘just because’ blog candy! How wonderfully generous of you!
    Happy Easter, to you and yours.

  144. I love your blog, i enjoy your creativity. I have some stampin’ up products and their quality is awesome. I love how there are stamps for every occasion!!!! Makes card making & scrapping never ending!

  145. What a great prize!! I just wanted to say, I love getting your email EVERYDAY showing me wonderful creations. You (and your showcased friends) do such pretty projects. Thanks and Happy Easter πŸ™‚

  146. There aren’t enought hours in the day to stamp! Love your blog and visit often. You have a wonderful style that I love to case. Thank you for sharing your talent and the chance to win some awesome blog candy.

  147. Mary, I am so happy that I found your website. I look to see what fantastic cards you have made every day. It is so much fun to see the great ideas you have. I hope you never stop sending these ideas out to everyone.

  148. Working on cards with Stampin Up products is simply the best way to relax ever! I always look to your website for inspiration and ideas. Those of us who make cards are very lucky to share a little of our own creativity with those we love…..It’s great to be able to customize the perfect card for any situation….and such a great hobby.

  149. Hi Mary
    Love looking at your blog. It always gives me inspiration. Su products ARE the best! Happy Easter!

  150. Mary,

    Your blog has inspired me too! I love everything you make and have come to your blog for inspiration many times in just the past two weeks! You’re of my Go-to-gals when i need a little design inspiration. Thanks for all you do and for your encouragement!

  151. Love your Blog I get your updates every day, love your work, love stamping with anything and I really love spending time with my great friends what’s not to love about stamping.

  152. I made the insert with silver butterfly. I love it. I follow your blog weekly. Thanks for sharing.

  153. Thanks Mary for the chance to win
    some of your work. I love the
    inserts you made for the frame.
    Also love your blog and WOW videos.
    I have learned so much from you πŸ™‚
    Thanks again and Happy Easter!

  154. What a very nice thing to do…and like everyone else, I now have a chance at winning the wonderful ‘candy’ you are offering. While I am relatively new to your blog, I love the updates and your ideas and creativity and especially that everything revolves around SU!. Thank you for this opportunity and have a wonderful Easter weekend!

  155. Mary,

    I love your style. Your classy and I find myself liking everything you do!


  156. Wow, that is really beautiful!! Thanks so much for posting all of your ideas and inspiration. I really enjoy it.

  157. Hi Mary,
    I have been wanting to try the Simply Adorned line of products. This would be a wonderful way to start. Love your Flower Fest card yesterday. That is my favorite from the summer mini too!

  158. Your ideas always inspire me. One of the best things about SU is that there is so much support, not only from
    you but also from the many SUer’s out there. Thanks again.

  159. Hi Mary, just want to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. I always check it for inspiration when I need some new ideas. Your one Minute to Wow videos are awesome. Thanks!

  160. Your blog is so much fun and inspiration! Thank you for all the great ideas and stamping tutorials. Bliss is a set on my wish list, and I am excited to have a chance to win it!

  161. I love your cards and ideas. You have one of my favorite pages…stampin up or not. Thanks for all you do and share.

  162. I love your one minute tutorials and just all of the ideas you come up with. The only emails I don’t delete are yours, so as a result I have many many so that I can look back on them. Thank you for the opportunity to win!!! Besides using the rubber stamps, a grandchild photo would be great, too and for a charm bracelet of photos!
    Happy Easter to you and your family!!

  163. Love the charms…so pretty. I am a big fan of ribbon too. And that stamp set is so cool. Stamping thoughts: I have been enjoying faux techniques lately and using them for backgrounds. Then adding stamped images over top (sometimes heat embossed) or on separate piece of CS and cutting out -collage style. Love all your blog projects. Thanks. Have a great day!

  164. I think “just because” is one of the best reasons to give away blog candy and WOW! that is some really yummy candy! The inserts for the charm are fabulous!I anxiously look forward to your blog. Thanks soooo much for sharing your talent and ideas and your candy. Have a blessed weekend.

  165. I look forward to me email to get my daily dose of inspiration from you! What lovely creations you make!

  166. Your blog is always so cheery. I love all the tips and designs and videos. It is like a ray of sunshine in my in-box. Anyhow, maybe some more ribbon tips would be great.
    I am addicted πŸ™‚

  167. COunting down to the Summer Mini! Your samples have inspired me and I can’t wait to play!

  168. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies πŸ™‚ I always enjoy your videos – short and to the point and some great ideas. Have a blessed Easter weekend.

  169. Love when you do a blog candy giveaway….hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend…..I’ve already made 4 cards today with more to come. Love stampin!!

  170. Another wonderful day on Mary’s blog. You always have so many wonderful ideas that you are so willing to share. Opening your blog is like a fresh breath of air.
    SU??? You would be amazed at how much fun I am having with my owl punch. Doing both original and CASE with it. Put the two of you together and YOU MAKE MY DAY EVERY DAY

  171. Thank you Mary for a chance to win some awesome candy!!
    My only thoughts on stamping??? I wish I had more money to spend and more time to use :).

  172. You inspire me every time I visit. I would love to see more ideas with the bevels and with the charms πŸ™‚


  174. You must be related to the Easter Bunny! I’d do the Bunny Hop if all those luscious goodies ended up in my Easter Basket! Wow!

    I love your video tutorials, especially ones where you focus on using punches or dies in innovative ways. Thanks for all you do!

  175. Just because is a great reason for your generosity of sharing an awesome product from Stampin’ Up! Good Luck to everyone….

  176. I enjoy your blog and it gives me inspiration. Now to get my butt back into doing cards and scrapbook pages.Just had my fourth baby (who is my last). Getting into the swing of things so I now must put myself to work.. Have a fabulous Easter!

  177. I was introduced to your blog by my daughter, Lauren. She was so impressed with your cards that she use to forward them to me. I loved them too, so I just signed up to recieve your blogs directly to me! I love the color combinations you use. I use DSP and need some inspiration on how to incorporate them more into my cards. Any ideas?

    Hi Corinne:

    I love DSP . . . especially the smaller prints for card making. One of my favorite looks is mixing two prints of the same color with lots of white. Very classy πŸ™‚ Also, try stamping on soft patterns . . . very cool. Hugs, M

  178. Oh so pretty! You have some of the most favorite items there, someone will be real happy to get that blog candy. Love all of your techniques, and cannot wait for more.

  179. Thanks for the opportunity t owin this beautiful package. I have been looking at the SImply Adorned jewelry, but haven’t taken the plunge!

  180. Mary, I look at your blog every morning before I go to work… sounds like there are several of us. Your cards are always just wonderful. I have to admit, I copy your patterns all the time. Thanks for sharing your blog with us and Happy Easter!
    Angie from Illinois

  181. There are several things check out each morning while drinking my coffee before work: Facebook, E-mail, and the Stampin Pretty blog! Thanks for sharing and inspiring a new demo! My random favorite product right now is the Fun Flowers Bigz die- I’ve been using metal roof flashing to make simple tea light candle holders! Hoppy Easter!

  182. Love your blog plus love your cards you make. I enjoy making cards for other people to make them feel good. My coworker still has her tacked to her wall from over a year ago.
    Happy Easter.

  183. Just found you, and am so glad I did. Thanks for sharing your creativity and enthusiasm for stamping.

  184. Love your blog and beautiful creations! I am most looking forward to seeing your top 10 must have list for the upcoming summer mini!! And thanks for the blog candy offer.

  185. I haven’t been able to sit down and make a card for awhile, but I have been doing some major reorganization in my craft room. I can see the floor! Can’t wait to start playing again πŸ™‚

  186. Thanks for the giveaway!!! I love all your projects, and your blog is one of the first I check every morning. Thanks for the inspiration.

  187. Hi Mary, I subscribe to your blog for all the inspirational ideas and the quality of your projects. This one is no exception! I purchased one of the charms but have yet to use it! Now I’m inspired to “get ‘er done”!

  188. Mary- Thank you for the inspiration. I have CASEd many of your cards for special occasions. I appreciate your thorough explanations of techniques Thanks for sharing with all of us.

  189. I love the One-Minute to WOW videos. I still have to try the ‘crinkle’ ribboon technique. Everything you show gives me great ideas and inspiration, thanks!:)

  190. Clearly adorned makes we want to see more papercrafting jewelry….:-) no idea how to make any but that’s what “popped” into my head. Thanks for entering me!

  191. Your blog is the first one I go to EVERY morning! I love looking at your card creations and your 1 minute WOW tutorials. Whenever I need inspiration or a quick idea, you’re the one I go to. Your ideas are neat, clean, simple and a pleasure to view. Thanks for all you do for us.

  192. I love love your blog! You have so much talent and all your creations are amazing. You give me so much inspiration. I come to your blog everyday and watch all your videos!

    Thanks for the chance to win this amazing blog candy!!


  193. Mary,
    How in the world do you come up with all of your card ideas? I read your blog everyday and am amazed! I am a new deomonstrator who aspires to be cloned by you! thanks for the giveaway and I hope I win!
    I hope to see you at convention!
    Terri Bonnette

  194. thanks for the opportunity to win the blog candy. I just connected with Facebook. Thanks for the postings! You inspire me!

  195. Mary, I enjoy reading your blog everyday. You keep me inspired and I love SU. I can not wait for the Summer mini. Have a Happy Easter!

  196. I’m learning so much from this blog. I can across it due to a friends facebook & am I ever glad. I’m anxious to see new techniques.

  197. Awesome blog candy! Thanks for the chance to win! Love the inserts you have created, they’re just beautiful! Keep up the good work!

  198. I check your site every day for inspiration — and of course, I always find it. It’s bookmarked permanently on my computer — thank you so much for your beautiful work.

  199. Hi Mary,
    Your blog was one of the first Stampin Up blogs I started to follow. I absolutely love your work and I don’t think I have seen a card by you that I didn’t like. Keep up the great work and inspiration.

  200. Love your blog and all your great ideas! I check it every day for new techniques and inspiration.

  201. I love Stampin’ Up! products! and would love to wear that “simply adorned” necklace to show off Stampin’ Up! to my friends and get them hooked too! Love your blog!

  202. You have incredible and one of a kind style in your cards and your blog. Thanks for all your ideas and hard work!

  203. Love your blog and ideas. You’re one of my favorite places to visit. Great idea for blog candy. Your cards are simply wonderful. God has blessed you with a very special talent — Happy Easter and don’t eat any rotten eggs. Hee!! Hee!! Hugs, Syl — stampin’ in Indianaxxoooo

  204. I love stampin up products!! I wish they would get into making Nestabilities type products though…that would be cool!! I would love to see more vintage cards from you!

  205. Your gallery of cards is my favorite Stampin Up ‘go to’ site. I never tire of looking at your wonderful artwork. Thanks for being such an inspiration.

  206. Mary, I just love the comments your followers provide! If they thought being your customer is so much fun, they should really consider signing up as a hobbyist demo under you! You give us so much support, encouragement and inspiration. I have loved every minute of it!

  207. I just recently found your blog and I’ve really enjoyed looking around. You are a very creative lady! Thanks for sharing your talent.

  208. I always look forward to seeing your blog. Such beautiful work! Thanks for all that you share. My life is so crazy I hardly have time for stamping, but I love to see the new trends, and hopefully in the not too distant future, I will be able to stamp more often! Have a great Easter weekend!

  209. Hi Mary — Happy Friday! OK, love, love, love the One Minute Wows and you should publish a book with your ideas (I know you said ideas for SU, but this idea is for you) Anyway … more fabric and fabric brads would be nice in the new catalog.

  210. I haven’t played with any of the Simply Adorned products yet and don’t have the Bliss set, so this could just come right on over to my mailbox! Love your ideas, Mary. I’m a fairly new subscriber but have really enjoyed looking at your work. I’ve been a SU customer for quite a few years. I love their products.

  211. Hi Mary. I enjoy starting my day with one of your fantastic creations. Love all the “One Minute to Wow” videos. Thanks!

  212. Love.love.love Stampin’ Up! Looking for new and fun ideas which I always find here at your site. Thanks!

  213. Love.love.love Stampin’ Up. Looking for new and fun ideas which I always enjoy here at your site. Thanks!

  214. Hi Mary, you are a very consistent blogger and I love your cards. I love the ideas you give on using SU products. Thanks for blogging!!

  215. I start everyday peeking at your blog and I am always inspired. The details in your cards is impressive and the video tutorials really help me to replicate your great ideas. My cards have improved immensely (sp?) since I found your blog. Thank you so much for your daily inspiration.

    Hi Jennifer: I look back at my “early days” and realize how much “practice, practice” helps hone those paper crafting skills. I’m so glad you find my blog helpful! Hugs, M

  216. Hi Mary, Your work is so inspiring. Everyday I come here and I am always amazed at your work and your guest designers. I would love to see a virtual tour of your current studio. I loved how you designed your last studio, will you please share? :o)Thanks, Jane

    Oh, Jane . . . I’m in the process of a huge new stamping space adventure . . . sit tight and I promise to deliver! This is my first mention of it so I’m glad you asked! Hugs, M

  217. This Spring Mini has been outstanding. I hate to see it end, but I am happy to see that some of the products will be maintained. Yay! The Summer Mini also has a lot to offer. Happy Easter!

  218. I just ordered from your website a few weeks ago. You give STELLAR service for no face-to-face contact. I was VERY impressed! I love to visit your blog everyday, and I get LOTS of great ideas from your cards. Thanks for the inspiration and the wonderful service! Happy Easter to you and yours! πŸ™‚

  219. Mary –
    I haven’t been feeling well to stamp now for a couple of weeks, however, visiting your site makes me smile. All the beautiful cards you make are inspiring. I hope to feel better soon and start stamping again. I miss it!

    Thank you!

  220. Hi Mary: Love your blog and check it daily for inspiration…I really like when you post your Top Picks for the minis, and your WOW videos are so helpful to me. I don’t really do the FB thing, so I hope I’m not missing out too much there πŸ™‚

    Have a wonderful Easter!

  221. Good Morning Mary
    I absolutely love your site. You have such a talent.
    Stampin’ Up has such beautiful qualtiy products. I think that is what separates them from the rest. I love
    the dies, the punches and other products that make it so much easier for us to create beautiful “one of a kind ” cards and other things. Keep up the good work
    and keep inspiring us.

  222. Mary,I love your blog so much! I am always inspired by your creations. I especially love your “One Minute to Wow” Videos. You pack so much information into those short videos and you make the technique easy to follow. Thanks so much for all of the inspiration and for the chance to win your great blog candy!
    Inky hugs,

  223. Thanks for the opportunity to win this fabulous blog candy! I love SU products and you are always using them in new ways I would never have thought of. I’ve recently started a small 6 x 6 scrapbook and am struggling for layout ideas… I’m sure you have some!

  224. This past week I stamped multiples of 4 of your cards. I am getting ready for vacation and no time to stamp for a few weeks. I am wondering how I am going to catch up with copying you.

  225. Mary,
    I read your blog each day. You always have such beautiful cards and simple ideas. I love that you have free tutorials and helps. In this economy it is very helpful for those of us on limited budgets. Thank you! Keep up the good work.

  226. Mary your blog is wonderful! I love to check your posts daily. You are truly an inspiration!

  227. I love Stampin Up products that coordinate. It adds so much to the cards by emphasizing the details! I, too, am an morning coffee drinker who enjoys your webpage every day. I probably won’t be interested in the other forms (ie. Twitter and Facebook) so I hope you continue to share with those of us who are not on technology’s cutting edge.

  228. I love your blog! The charms are so cute, I’d love to have one. Thanks for the chance to win one!

  229. Happy Easter Mary. I have to visit your page everyday. You give such great inspiration. I love the little videos you add.Thank you for all of your wonderful ideas, tips, techniques and inspiration.

  230. I visit lots of blogs but Stampin’ Pretty is the first one on the list every morning. Love all the ideas and our work. Thank you for all you do.

  231. Mary, I love your site. You are amazing. This is one of my favorite things to do each day is look on your daily site. I feel like I am talking to a very special friend. Your talent and your ideas are wonderful. I love the Blog. I love your WOW Tutorials. I have learned so very much from you. I love your cards, and ideas. Mary have a wonderful Easter. Thank You, Ellen Hinds

  232. Well I am on my first cup of coffee, trying to wake up this morning. I dreamed about stamping last night, I think that was a first for me. Several of my friends were together just stamping away. I remember the cards were stunning, but this morning can’t remember the designs-bummer. I should have sketched them out in the middle of the night while they were still in my memory. My sketch book comes in so handy all the time when I get a quick flash, record it and then can use it at a later time.

  233. I think “just because” blog candy is the best. I dont have any stamping tips or ideas for you but would like to say that I just recently became a stampin up demonstrator and I look to your blog for inspiration all the time. so thank you!!!

  234. Thank you so much for sharing all your very creative ideas! I can’t wait to get to the computer every morning to see what you will come up with next!

  235. What a great Easter gift to win the blog candy. I love to follow your one minute videos because they are
    so easy to remember. Thanks for sharinag

  236. Dear Mary, You are so talented. I love your ideas and all of your inspiration. I love your blog. I love your WOW Tutorials. Your ability to share with all of us to give us more ideas. I look at your site every day after I come home from work. I love your ideas.I have been so inspired when ever I need a special card I always look your site it always give me the inspiration I need. When I have a stamp set I have not used in a while I type the information and your site always gives me what I need. Thank You Mar. Happy Easter Ellen Hinds

  237. Simply Adorned is one of my favorite Stampin Up products! And I love how you stamped several charms to accessorize!! Simply adorable!!

  238. Mary, your blog posts provide so much inspiration for me! Its one of the first sites I visit each day.
    I’d love to see you do a post on how to use MDS My Digital Studio products from SU!

    Hi Mary Beth:

    Stampin’ Up! is really expanding the MDS products and I definitely know there’s interest. I’m MDS certified and have done some projects but haven’t found time to really focus on it. I’m such a huge fan of card making . . . so much paper and so little time! I appreciate the suggestion. Hugs, M

  239. Mary,
    I just want to thank you for all of your great ideas and inspiration…..your blog is the best. I especially appreciate your “one minute to WOW” videos.
    thanks again,

  240. I agree with many of the comments about your blog being one of my favorites and the first one i check every morning. I love your work and any project you make is great. Maybe a blinged out Grad card:-))Thanks

  241. Good morning from San Diego ! I look forward to your email every day and especially love the 1 minute to WOW tutorials. I have saved them all !!! TFS all your talent.

  242. I just recently found this blog and I love it! I love to blog and when I just became a demonstrator I knew I would start one. How crazy that I found your blog and now you are giving the stamp set away that I desperately wanted but missed! Either way I love this blog…thanks for the great ideas! πŸ™‚

  243. I just love your clean style of stamping. Your projects are so inspirational…I’d love to know where your inspiration comes from. πŸ™‚

  244. Is there ever a bad reason to give away blog candy? I think not! haha I love all my SU products but have many manufacturer’s stamps, dies & papers. In the end, though, SU always has the best quality and innovative ideas!

  245. What an awesome giveaway! I enjoy all the creativity that you share..you take stamping to an incredible level. Thanks for all you do.

  246. Just have to say that I love your blog! Keep up the good work, you always inspire me!!

  247. I’m not a Pal yet, but hope to be by this fall. I fell in love with SU several years ago–SU products taught me that even *I* could stamp and make lovely things. Your blog is where I’ve found so much information that’s really helped me improve; techniques, ideas, inspiration….can’t beat that!

    Hi Terri . . . I would love to have you join the Pals family! Hugs, M

  248. I have been a faithful follower of your blog for a long time. Your work is great and your blog is very inspiring. I don’t have a twitter account and may have to consider it. I will be sure to check out your facebook page.

  249. Mary – you are so creative and I love your ideas. Stampin Up! has such great products for you to use! The color coach is my favorite tool!

  250. Good Friday Morning! I check your website everyday. Would really love to meet you in person someday. Your ideas are an inspiration!! Have a great weekend!

  251. I love checking out your blog for fresh inspiration and I also love to search for new ways to use older products. You’re fabulous!! As for new products, I’d love to see some peace inspired sets for teens.


  253. Wow, Mary! You are spoiling us by offering this great blog candy. We appreciate all the time that you spend to share your creations and stamping tips with us.

    One of the things I love about stamping is that we build relationships and get to laugh together. You can’t get too much of that!

  254. You have a gift in making beautiful cards. God has truely blessed you with this talent. Happy Easter

  255. Thank you so much for your wonderful blog Mary! Your ideas are such an inspiration πŸ™‚

  256. Your cards are always so beautiful and inspiring plus some free blog candy. Cannot ask for more than that.

    Love to see your designs each day.

  257. Hi Mary!
    The stampin’ thought that has been on my mind since I received the new mini is that I can’t wait for May 1st! I love the nautical and masculine products and have so many project ideas running around in my head. Awesome blog candy opportunity…I haven’t ventured into SU’s jewelry line yet, hummmmmmmmm. Happy Easter!

  258. I am one of those people who is not ?crafty? on my own. Stampin up products and demonstrators like yourself have really helped me learn techniques like embossing, Rock n Roll, blending, ect that make a simple card look so professional. THANK YOU!

  259. Cards are such a common thread among women. Who doesn’t love getting a card to make them feel special? When it is handmade, the feeling is just multiplied by 100!!! Love you site, I visit it daily.

  260. Wow, you have a boatload of comments!!! Simply Adorned is on my wish list… your designs are amazing, your blog is getting to be ahabit with me:-)

  261. What a thoughtful choice of blog candy. I’ve never gone the direction of Simply Adorned but I’ve always been curious. I’d really be tickled to win!! I love the creative way you come up with to use tools, stamps and paper. You think ‘outside the box’ and I love seeing what you will do next. Happy Easter, Mary!!

  262. My stamping thoughts are that you are amazing. I love the projects that you come up with and the videos. I look to your blog for my inspiration everyday.

  263. Happy Easter!! I wish I had a suggestion for you BUT unfortunately I’m not as creative as you are!! LOL Thank you for sharing your talent with me.

  264. Thank you Mary. I enjoy checking out your blog every day for your amazing cards. This is one of the highlights of my day!

  265. One of the highlights of my day is getting on your website to see what new card/idea/tutorial you are going to have. You are great at what you do! Thanks for all of your great ideas! Hope you and your family have a blessed Easter!

  266. Recusing self from the drawing as I am a fellow demo, but seriously, Mary: Wow! That is a super-huge give away. Are ya nuts? Someone is going to be squealing like a little girl when they win!

  267. Happy Easter!!! I can’t wait until the new catalog comes out and we can can check out all the new goodies!
    Stampin Up! has the best products out there.

  268. I wake every morning and bring up your page as I have my morning coffee! Your designs are truly inspirational. Thanks for always starting my day off with me.

  269. Gosh, my only comments that are stamping related is a) I wish I had more time to do it and b) I wish my mom lived closer so we could do it together!! Thanks Mary. Happy Easter!

  270. Mary, I love your blog and your beautiful, easy style! Thank you for the inspiration! I would love to see more creative gift ideas in addition to all of the pretty cards that you make.

    Happy Easter!

  271. Love your blog and am always insired by something new everyday. Would love to see some special card folds or Big Shot idea’s. Your video’s are always so clever. Thanks for sharing w/ us πŸ™‚

  272. Hi Mary I am relatively new to your blog and I really enjoy what you do! I have been stamping for several years now ,having started with STampin Up of course They are the best! I especially enjoy your one minute to Wow Tuts ! I also have made some great new friends here and abroad in fact we now visit each other! Aren’t Stampers the greatest!

  273. I only use Stampin’ UP stamps and supplies and read comments that wouldn’t it be fun to bring some retired stamp sets and make them new again.

  274. Hello Mary,

    I admire your dedication to your blog! I look forward to seeing what you’ve made while I’m eating my breakfast. I always love your color combo’s and the clean crispness of your cards!

    Have a Happy Easter!

  275. What a beautiful blog candy gift. Would love to win. Thanks for sharing your gifted talents with us. Love your blog. Happy Easter!

  276. I read a few SU! blogs but your is my fave! We have the exact same taste and style when it comes to cards! I would love it if SU! carried different size envelopes for 3×3 and 4×4 and 5×5 cards!

    Hi Amber:

    I keep asking for it . . . hopefully, some day. We DO carry mini envelopes for 3 x 3 cards in Whisper White (107309). I use some of the note card envelopes as templates to make my own with Designer Series Paper. However, more envelopes mean more versatility of card sizes . . . Excellent suggestion. Hugs, M

  277. I love your work, Mary. I look forward to seeing what you will post everyday – your work is amazing! Thank you for all of the inspiration! Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful creativity!

  278. I absolutely love your “One Minute to Wow” tutorials!!!! Thank you for taking the time to share and produce these videos!

  279. I LOVE your blog and visit everyday.
    I LOVE your clean lines and use of color.
    Always beautiful. Thanks for all your inspiration.

  280. I try to check your blog out every morning. What an inspiration your cards are! Thanks for sharing.
    Cheryl, UP of Michigan

  281. Oh Mary, you are one of my fave blogs….your ideas are so clean and smart and just what I am looking for. Thank you for the opportunity at blog candy….might be just what I need for inspiration today!

  282. Can’t wait for the new summer mini to come out – I love the nautical themed products that are coming out!

  283. I follow your blog and on facebook as well. I’ve been ina slumpo and haven’t stamped ina while..too busy and too tired from work. But I alwys like seeing the mail from you every day and being inspired by your art. I really think I could get ack to work with this blog candu. That stamp set? Oh my!!!! looooovvvveeee it!! Yes, please!!!! πŸ™‚ Thx for the chance to win

  284. Beautiful blog candy. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. I still have not tried my hand at these small wonders. They look hard to make. I especially like the one with the small butterfly. Thanks again for sharing. Mary

    Hi Mary . . . they are like itty bitty cards and are incredibly easy . . . the smaller the canvas, the easier it is πŸ™‚ Hugs, M

  285. You know what this makes me think about? All my girlfriends I’ve lost to breast cancer and the ones that have won the battle. And all of us very fortunate ones who have not had it …. I think that instead of having a stamping event with cards for HOPE, I sill have a Simply Adorned event where we can create a locket with this on one side and a photo of our loved one on the other side. Let’s all hope to find a cure this decade! TFS, Celia Cawthon, Kerrville, Texas

  286. You are a true inspiration! Your blog is always my first stop in the morning. Thank you for sharing your incredible talent!


  287. Love your blog and love your stamping style, Mary! I look forward to your post each day. And I love that haircut on you!!

  288. Happy Friday! After reviewing your blog everyday, it makes me what to go in my stamping room and play. Thanks for the inspiration.

    The first thing that pops in my head when I think of stamping is: Through stamping I have met a GREAT group of woman that have become wonderful friends. That makes stamping even more special!

  289. So love stopping by everyday to see what great ideas you have to share! Have a Blessed weekend!

  290. I’m in awe of your creativity and check your blog daily for inspiration. I really love when a stamp set has a matching punch. It makes things so much easier. I also love when you creative people share ways to use a punch for something other than what it was originally designed for. So inspiring.

  291. Mary,
    I would love to see more One Minute to WOW videos. I have learned so many tips from your step-by-step videos, and your voice is so easy to listen to! Please keep ’em coming! Have a great Easter!

  292. Thanks for all your inspiration! I wish I had more time to stamp! Thanks for the chance to win great blog candy!

  293. Mary, thanks for all the beautiful cards you make. I love the fact you give us templates for cards. Your work is a work of art. I also love how you’ve set up your office. I read your blog almost daily! Don’t get on the computer everyday but when I do, I love checking out your site and catching up on the ones I’ve missed. Have a super weekend! =)

  294. Love, Love, Love your blog. Your ideas are fabulous and the cards are absolutely beautiful!!! Thank you for all the inspiration!! πŸ™‚

  295. I sm a subscriber toyour blog and look forward to a daily dose of inspiration! Your style fits my taste perfectly! Simple but always wonderful.
    Thank you for may great ideas.

  296. Getting together with friends who have the love of stamping/collecting is what Stampin Up means to me.
    Thanks for your creativity, always a joy to see what your next work of art is!

    p means to me.

  297. Mary, just love, love your projects and videos!! You are an inspiration. Also really loved seeing your room, so organized, that is where i need help!!!

  298. Mary,

    Your blog is so inspirational. I think Shelley should let you create all the samples for the Idea Book! Love the Bliss set and hope SU makes more vintage sets like it. Happy Easter!

  299. I just love reading your blogs. You are so creative. Thank you for sharing.

  300. Love your cards and Minute to WOW tutorials. Your a great teacher with boundless vision. Thanks for all you do for us.

  301. I start my day with you, always an inspiration using SU tools. You have such a great sense of style. Love your talent.

  302. Wow, Mary! Reading these comments made me smile. It sounds like “Wake Up with Mary” all across the world as your followers check in for inspiration, myself included. You have a recognizable style that is uncluttered and focused. I can pick out your card in a challenge without seeing your name. Love ’em!

  303. Mary, If only I had an ounce of creativity that you have, you are truely gifted. I am so addicted to your site! It’s fantastic!

    Thank You!
    Crossing my fingers & toes to win!

  304. Love your blog. Look at it daily. Wish I had more time to stammp……… what a fun hobby.

  305. Mary,
    Thank you so much for sharing your projects with us! You have such a wonderful ideas.You have an awesome eye for color! Have a great weekend!

  306. I love your blog. I check it every day. I get so many great ideas and inspiration from you. Thank you! I love everything you are giving away. Hope I am the lucky one. . . Erica

  307. cute…cute…cute…I am trying to clear my dining room table so we can eat an Easter meal….it is covered with stampin up…from books to stamps and ink to Easter baskets I made from Stampin up paper and ribbon…but there will be room after Easter for more!!! Happy Easter

  308. I have been a Stampin Up lover for years! Thankfully I have someone in the family who sells them. I love, love this project – the necklace is beautiful. Love the stamp set, would love to win it! Thank you Mary.

  309. Mary you are such an inspiration to me. I LOVE to following your blog. Your WOW videos are the best. Keep up the GREAT work. Happy Easter to you and your family!

  310. Love all your ideas and cards. Have been using Stampin’ Up! products for years. Thanks for the chance to win.
    thisday at ne dot rr dot com

  311. Truly enjoy your blog and the inspiration I find here. Like jewelry so would be happy if I were the winner of your generous blog candy. Thanks.

  312. Love all your beautiful cards. Your site is on my daily checklist. Thank you for doing the videos too.

  313. I just want to say that I really enjoy your clean and simple designs. Even though they are simple designs, they really pop with your color choices and great embellishments. I just never seem to have much time to post comments as I am looking at your blog as I eat my breakfast. Then it’s off to work and I just never get back to comment. But I do thank you for all the inspiration.

  314. I would love to win the Simply Adorned necklace, I haven’t been able to get one yet!!! I’m SOOOO keeping my fingers crossed! LOVE your WOW videos! Thank you for your tips & inspiration.
    Happy Easter!

  315. You are my first stamping site every morning. I just love your cards! They are classy, but not fussy. I even adapted your Irish vest card to send to my relatives and got some “Wows” of my own! Thanks for your inspiration-and I LOVE this stamp set. Happy Easter to you and yours.

  316. Thanks for the chance to win. I haven’t tried this yet. Tried almost everything else SU, ’cause SU rocks!

  317. I love seeing new and unusual ways to use SU products. And your Wow videos are wonderful for sharing those helpful tips and tidbits. One of my favorite parts to your blog! Any details or tricks of composition you can share would be much appreciated. And I’d love to see more fun things to do with punches and Big Shot dies. I’ve learned a great deal over the last couple of years that I’ve been following your blog and the inspiration and creativity on view always makes my day all that much better. Thanks Mary! And thank you too for offering such wonderful blog candy..several parts of which I’ve been longing to add to my stamping arsenal!

    Easter Blessings – Jean

    Hi Jean . . . my best tip on “composition” is to play or find great sketches. . . that’s my favorite way to think about a card and find balance. Hugs, M

  318. I never want to miss a chance to win SU products. I always love there new stuff and your ideas are inspirational…Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Easter!!

  319. STAMPIN’ UP!? enough said! I love SU and all the wonderful people I’ve met since becoming a demonstrator but most of all finding your blog! You are truly inspirational and I have case many a card/project from you. Thanks for sharing!

    Inky Hugs,

  320. I love your blog and look forward to seeing the cards and projects you posts. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us.

  321. I just love Stampin Up products and the way you showcase new things. Your blogs give me such inspiration! Thanks!

  322. Thanks for a great blog, especially your video tutorials. I love Stampin’ Up products – such great quality and beautiful designs! Thanks for the blog candy!!

  323. your blog is second only to my alarm clock in the am. Stunning work. Consistently!

  324. I love your blog and your cards are always amazing. I’d love to see some tips on how you get such great pictures of your cards. πŸ™‚

  325. Easter is here and Spring has arrived. It’s time to get out the pastels and pearls and finish some girly projects. I can’t wait to finish them! Your blog is such an inspiration, thanks for all you do.

  326. I buy designer series paper and then I rarely ever use it. It adds so much to a project but it is never the first product I reach for. You always incorporate it very well. Thank you for the blog giveaway!

  327. Love your blog and cards. So simple and clean! My cards are looking better and better because of your inspirations. Someday I would love to have a stamp space other than my dining room and yours is on my ‘wishlist’! Keep it up online!

  328. Can’t wait to see what you do with the new mini catalogue — really appreciate the info you share on colors that match the designer papers.

  329. Hi Mary,
    I would love to see inspiration that intigrates digital images with stamping (ie..not just digital, not just stamping).
    Just a thought….
    Enjoy the weekend,

  330. I love everything. That said, I wonder if one time you and your Pals might do some samples for the young, up-and-coming stampers and card makers of the future. I have 4 grand-daughters who beg for me to make cards they can copy and we’ve gotten together about four times now to make four cards they can give to friends for birthdays, friendship, etc. The girls range in age from 5 to 11, so I have to plan things they can do and themes they would like, but here’s a chance to encourage the StampinUp customers of the future!

    Hi Karren:

    Interesting idea . . . I’m going to pose this on Facebook to gather ideas on Facebook in the future. I think clean and simple makes sense along with sets that coordinate with punches (maybe better for 10 and 11 year olds than 5 year olds). Hugs, M

  331. Hi Mary, Just wanted to say love your blog, its the first one I look at the in the AM for inspriation! Love the one minute to wow tutorials! Your very talented. Thanks for sharing your creativity and I hope you have a wonderful Easter!! Karin πŸ™‚

  332. I have been wanting to see the adorned pieces up close. Thanks for showing one today. I could get even a better look if you chose my name as the blog candy winner : )

    I hope you have a nice Easter.


  333. I love your One minute to WOW tutorials and all the good information you give us. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas.

  334. Hi Mary! I became a Pal because every time I googled a stamp question, your blog came up with the answer! So much information and inspiration – thanks! I love the WOW videos and look forward to seeing the new catalog through your eyes…it always makes my wish list grow, haha πŸ™‚ Happy Easter!

  335. Love your cards Mary. I keep them on file for reference for those times when I am “stumped” for ideas. Keep up the good work!

  336. I really do enjoy looking at your blog daily. I find so many ideas and ways to use punches. It gives me so much inspiration and incentive to make handmade cards. I love your work as well as your talented guest speakers!

  337. I would love to get started with this unique and fun craft using stamps and jewelry.

  338. Thank you for all your great card ideas. I check your blog every single day. Have a wonderful Easter.

  339. You start my day off right with your beautiful work. Thanks for all your beautiful cards!

  340. Happy Friday Mary! I would like to see a cross punch and flip flop punch. I just love all stampin up products. Would like to see you do a card with the new embossing powders that are coming out.

  341. Hi Mary, Great blog candy give away! I would like to see one of your simple and beautiful cards done using the “cracked ice” technique . How could that technique be used for the spring/summer months?

  342. I love the simply adorned line!! Hoping for pins/broches in the future!! Thanks for the candy give-a-way…how fun for your folowers!!

  343. Happy Easter, Mary. Hope your weekend will be as special as you are. Love your talent as I have said before. You are the best.

  344. Mornin’Mary! My first thought is for Claudia..what are you waiting for?Stampin’ Up products are simply THE BEST, and we never run out of inspiration from Mary!! I think posing more questions to your FB followers is a good way to keep us connected. I bet you didn’t know you have coffee with Marisa and I every morning! Happy Easter!

  345. I just love your blog, it always leaves me inspired. I would like to see a few more ideas on making man cards, as that is the hardest for me to do. Thanks for sharing all your ideas with us. Hugs n’ Stuff, Lynne

  346. Good morning, Mary: Every time I sit down to make a card for a birthday or a bunch of cards for a Holiday, I always come to your blog first. You really have tought me so much in the short time since I was lucky enough to come across your blog and became your customer. I love, love your “One minute to WOW” video tutorials, you really pack a whole lot of information in a very short time, I’m always amazed at your creativity and your attention to detail in all the cards you share with us.
    Thank you and have a wonderful Easter Holiday.

  347. I love your “One minute to WOW” tutorials! Thanks you for sharing all your wonderful ideas.

  348. Hi Mary – I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, your cards are always so beautiful. Also, your team (downlines) does a just great at making cards as well and you all totally inspire me. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with all of us.

  349. Love your blog. You always have the cutest ideas. Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful Easter weekend.
    Holly from Texas

  350. Earlier this week, I was so very impressed by the quality of Stampin’ Up!’s products as I admired the intricate detail of the Strength and Hope set I used to make some card swaps. That butterfly is so beautiful! What high-quality images Stamin’ Up! produces!

    Hi Jennifer:

    I’m a huge fan, too! I couldn’t “sing” about the products daily if I didn’t love them. Hugs, M

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