Mojo Monday Mocha Morning

Stampin up catalog rubber stamps pursuit of happiness card
I just returned from the Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City.  I had a marvelous time hanging out with my Stampin' Pretty Pals, learning amazing new ideas and seeing future products that will dazzle you in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog starting Sept. 1. 

A BIG THANK YOU to my wonderful customers, my Pals, fellow demonstrators and Stampin' Pretty readers for your support over the last year (and beyond)!  I had a fabulous Awards Night while in SLC.  Photos coming soon.  I was named one of the Top 10 U.S. Demonstrators of the Year (#6 based on a combination of sales, recruiting and leadership), #4 for most promotions in my direct downline to Supervisor and up and #1 in the company for most promotions in my direct downline to Senior Associate.  This final achievement is extra special because it honors my deep commitment to my downline, the Stampin' Pretty Pals.  Not a bad showing overall considering there are over 40,000 demonstrators in the U.S.  The reality is still sinking in.

Mojo200 sketch
This week's Mojo Monday card (MOJO200) went together in a snap–especially good news since my flight yesterday was cancelled and I got home much later than expected to create today's card.  I relied on a "cooperative" mojo sketch, pretty designer series paper and simple elements to put a "look" together pronto.


  • Stampin up pursuit of happiness rubber stamp circle scissor plus Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper is a luscious blend of Soft Suede, Basic Black, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.  It landed without any second guessing on My Favorite Stampin' Up! Accessories List (Stampin' Up! 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog).
  • A bold circle of polka dots (2 3/4") is matted on a circle of Crumb Cake (3").  Producing circles in the perfect size is easy with the Circle Scissor Plus.  Here's a helpful video tutorial with tips for successful circle making!
  • Pursuit of Happiness stamp set is part of  My Favorite New Stampin' Up! Stamps List.  I love the versatility of messages and fonts.  See stamp set images at the end of this post.
  • A patterned trio of hearts plays on the sentiment and keeps the look clean.

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Black signature ivory

Stampin up mojo monday mocha  specialty paper punch Stamp Set:  Pursuit of Happiness (W121907, C121970)
Paper:  Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper (122366), Crumb Cake (120953), Basic Black (121045), Soft Suede (115318), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Basic Black (101179)
Cool Tools:  Circle Scissor Plus (112530), Glass Mat (112531), Pinking Hearts Border Punch (117649), Small Heart Punch (117193)
The Perfect Touch: Chantilly1/2"  Crochet Trim Ribbon (118480), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Pursuit of happiness rubber stamps stampin up


  1. Congratulations to you! Truly wonderful to hear your awards! #1 in promotions is fabulous, especially!

  2. Great card…love everything about it!

  3. I love this card a lot! pretty brown and the little hearts are great!

  4. I think yours is my favorite sample of all the DT projects. Your monochromatic colour scheme and DP choices are so dreamy. Unbelievably elegant looking card.

  5. Muchas Gracias, Damaris: Mi padre vive en Costa Rica 🙂 Hugs, Mary

  6. Damaris Solano Murillo

    Mary, tus trabajos son maravillosos siempre! Felicitaciones!!!!
    Vivo en Costa Rica y es dif?cil encontrar algunos materiales, sin embargo muchas de tus ideas me han sevido. Bendiciones!

  7. WOW!!! CONGRATULATIONS Mary! What an awesome achievement on all of your awards! I love visiting your blog and all of your wonderful ideas! Congratulations again!!!

  8. Love … love… love the Mocha Morning card. I’m a Mocha drinker and this card is something I need to make.
    Beautiful colors
    THANKS !!!

  9. From one Mary to another…Congratulation’s once more!
    Love that new card, but also love that you share yourself and your art/craft with so many:)
    Keep up the awesome work!

  10. Lovely card Mary! Big Congratulations on all of your awesome awards at Convention! It’s obvious to me that you put a lot of love and time into your SU business. And you are talented beyond belief. You inspire me every single time you post a new card/project. I wholeheartedly agree with everyone else who has left comments for you… Your awards are well deserved. You do ROCK Mary!!

  11. Mary, congratulations on your wonderful achievements. You are such an awesome designer and inspiration to me; your awards are truly deserved. And, I couldn’t be happier that it is YOU that showed us this wonderful card with this super cool DSP! I was waiting for it! Thanks for sharing and continuing to inspire all of us! You Rock!

  12. I think i’m in love! I just love you r card, i’m totaly amazed… The colors, the shapes… it all just work perfectly together!

  13. Mary, A brilliant showing at convention – congrats! Your card excellent….you just sold a multitude on that ds paper:)

  14. Many, many congratulations, Mary. You deserve it!!


  15. Mary, whar a great job – CONGRATULATIONS over and over!
    You deserve them all you work very hard for SU and us.
    Thank you for ALL you do! Your card as usual is beautiful/georgeous! Pleased you and Pals had such a great time and sorry about flight but glad you are home safe and sound. GREAT! HUGS, Di

  16. Congratulations, Mary!! Well deserved!! As always, thanks so much for sharing your talent with your faithful followers :o)

    Also, GREAT job on todays card!

  17. Chris R. from Iowa

    Congrats on all your accomplishments! Sounds like you had a good time at the convention. I love this card! It is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this with us after your trip – you have to be exhausted!

  18. Congrats Mary for all your highs! You deserve it all! 🙂 Good luck for the future and best wishes! Enjoy! 🙂

  19. Wonderful that you got so many awards – I know that you are proud! Congrats! Oh those airline delays are the worst! But, I’m glad you are home safe and sound now! This card is the best – love it and a good guy card, too!

  20. Congratulations on all your awards! You should be very proud, we are all proud of you! Yayyy!

    I love this card. It is just so pretty and love the colors – something different but still nice and crisp.

  21. Congratulations on all your awards! What a wonderful honor! Bet you had such an exciting whirlwind of a trip. I just love checking in on your site daily to see what new ideas you have for us. Your card today really caught my eye. What a great title for a Monday morning also. A bit of mocha does sound good. Just love the warm tones of this card along with the layout. Thank you for showcasing another great dsp. The catalog just does not do these papers justice at all. Will add this one to my ever growing wish list. Have a great Monday!

  22. Congratulations, Mary! You can be very proud of your achievements and hard work. I look forward to your blog everyday- your’e creativity is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing what you do. Today’s design is another one of my favorites. Love it!!

  23. nancy littrell

    OMG Mary, your card is Clean, Crisp and Creative….Just like You! Congratulations on all your SU awards at Convention. I am not surprised. Especially thank you for sharing your talents and enthusiasm with all your stamping friends and fans.

  24. Mary, this card is so beautiful!! and Congratulations on all of the awards you earned. You worked really hard all year and provide exceptional service to everyone!! You’re a terrific upline, mentor and designer. Congrats Again!!

  25. a good Monday morning Mary; it was an honour to meet you in person, at convention; now I know why you’ve won all these awards; your team is so lucky to have such inspiration at their finger tips; I’m so lucky to have found your blog! Congratulations, again & again!

  26. Love this card but really want to congratulate you for your achievements. We are the “winners”, however. I get so much from your blog!

  27. Mary — Convention was incredible because of you and the PALS! The card does sum it up. It’s a great card and shows how a good sketch and good product makes it easy to be creative. You deserved all the accolades!

  28. Well I’m glad SU realized what your faithful followers already knew……YOU ROCK!! Always look forward to your daily postings which serve as inspiration for my weekly stamping get togethers w/ GF’s!! Congratulations again Mary!!

    PS- Love todays MOJO Monday card!!

  29. Congratulations on all those awards, Mary. I love the card and can’t wait to see what else you make from that delish DSP.

  30. Congrats on your awards. You have been blessed/honored because you have blessed so many. Thanks for sharing this part of your life with us.

  31. Stephanie Uzee

    Congrats Mary! You are the best Upline and desrve all the awards! It is a honor to be part of your down-line!

    Beautiful card too! I love this DSP!!



  32. Sorry about your flight Mary. Love Love Love your card. Mocha morning is the bomb!

  33. Wow you are in better shape than I am! You got home late and even managed to make this beautiful card! Love this DSP! Congrats again – “not a bad showing” indeed 🙂 You rock!


  35. Congratulations Mary! You work hard and deserve these honors! You are so inspiring and professional. I’m sure it is great being recognized for all you do. I LOVE today’s card!

  36. Congratulations, Mary! You deserve the honor and recognition. I am not as active as many, but I feel very blessed to be in your group and able to learn from you. Thank You!
    God’s Blessing

  37. Congratulations Mary on all your wonderful achievements! You honestly rank #1 in my SU World and I am over the moon HAPPY for you. Can’t wait to see you for lunch and hear all about your wonderful experience at convention this year. CONGRATS Girlfriend!

  38. Mary, What an honor and so deserved. You are the best. Today’s card is beautiful, I love monochromatic.

  39. Once again, congratulations on being recognized for the awesome demonstrator that you are. Good on SUp! The card, oh yeah, that too is award-winning! I love it when you go all monochromatic on us.

  40. Congratulations on your well deserved achievements! And thanks for sharing:)

  41. Congratulations on all of your awards, Mary!! They are all well-deserved. I’m so happy and thrilled for you!

    Love your card and that Mocha Morning DSP looks so enticing… I keep saying I don’t need more DSP, especially when I need to use up what I have. 🙂

  42. Congratulations to you!! The card is wonderful…

  43. Wonderful news Mary. Congratulations on all of your great achievements.

  44. Cogratulations, Mary. I am a faithful follwer of your blog and LOVE your stamping style. The Mocha Madness is on my wish list and your card further convinced me I MUST have it!

  45. Mary, glad you are back! Congratulations on your awards – you definitely deserved them all 🙂 Thanks for being a great upline for me and everyone else!
    Love your card today – my favorite is the three hearts across the top of the sentiment 🙂

  46. Love your card! Also, congrats on your awards at Convention. You deserve it!

  47. Mary, Congratulation on your awards! But as one of your down line we are the ones that are blessed.-Glad you are home safely.

  48. Beautiful card, Mary: very classy! Congratulations on all your awards. You deserve them!

  49. Good morning, Mary: Lovely card, the crochet trim ribbon is indeed, the perfect touch. Congratulations on all your awards at the Convention.

  50. Hi Mary, Love your use of the Mocha Madness. I’m sorry your trip home wasn’t as quick as you hoped. Mine took awhile too but I enjoyed good company the whole time, starting with you!

  51. Congratulations on your achievements! Your team members are the lucky ones!
    This Mocha Morning card today is just Fab!
    Love the new font on Mojo Monday Sketches!

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