Who Is That In My Stampin’ Studio?


This past weekend, I did a Stampin' Up! leaders presentation as part of Lisa Pretto's Ink Big Academy Tucson Retreat.  We had an incredible time, learned so much and I have shared lots of photos of the event on my Stampin' Pretty Facebook Page.  Members of my Stampin' Pretty Pals Virtual Community who attended (loved having the Pals on my Tucson turf) were invited to my home the day before the main event . . . and ONE member of the Pals decided to explore My Stampin' Studio on HIS own.  Brian King, what are we going to do with you?


DID YOU MISS THE BIG NEWS?  Stampin' Up! announced that they have teamed up with Project Life, the simplest, hippest and and neatest way to organize your memories.  Learn more about this quick and easy alternative to scrapbooking HERE!


  1. Dear Mary, Brian is so darn handsome and soooooooooooooo funny.
    You two are so cute. Great smile to my day. Thank you Mary. Your studio is so beautiful. Hugs, Ellen Hinds

  2. Brian has an amazing ability to tell an enormous mistruth with a straight face. Would never want to play poker with him!

  3. That’s our Brian! Handsome, engaging and a total hoot! Love him!!

  4. So funny! I knew it was your room right away, and my favourite part also Mary was seeing his reaction to the trimmers in the drawer. You should ask him what he expected to find in there – maybe he was thinking that’s where your dies were stashed and it was going to look super exciting! Not that our trimmer isn’t cool, but a drawer full of dies would be fun!

  5. That’s hilarious! Brian is quite the entertainer!

  6. Mary…I knew it was your space….Brian is a hoot…when you are done in your room, come design my space.

  7. Cheryl McAskill

    Yes Brian is a hoot! You must have had a fun time with Brian there! What a funny person doing a tour of your studio like it was his. Of course I knew it was yours from the get go. I have also seen Brian’s!!!! Glad you all had a great time of it!

  8. My dear departed friend Walter P. always told me jealousy is a bad thing – but I totally love your studio. And to have Brian and his humor in it tops it off. It was a pleasure meeting and learning from you this past weekend.

  9. Mary Hogenmiller

    Crack me up…..you two funny kids! Either making us smile with your creative styles, organization or just some good old silly humor……always a win win for us!

  10. So funny Mr. Brian. I’m new here, but your group dynamics make it feel like I’ve been here forever. Thanks for the chuckle.

  11. Hee!hee! At first I was like, “he seems surprised that he put his trimmers in that drawer.” And then I was like, “Oh, he was so inspired by Mary’s room, that he duplicated quite a bit.” Still smiling! Great one!!

  12. I love the video AND your Craft room and of course you and Brian!!! Thank you for giving me a good laugh today! I had to add this video to my facebook page along with the picture of “my dream craft room”! LOL!!! Keep on creating those wonderful things to inspire us.
    Have a great day!

  13. I LOVE Brian King! He really IS handsome and engaging ….. and funny!

  14. That was too cute! You are a good sport Mary! If that man had any sense he would be dangerous ! Thanks for the laugh!

  15. Gotta Luv Brian!!! Need I say more? 🙂

  16. I swear I saw Brians nose begin to grow (Pinocchio) with that first reference to the dark basement! My favorite part is where he is surprised by the trimmer in the drawer.

  17. HA HA HA HA HA HA, tears starting now… HA HA HA HA Ha ha.

    Can you hear me cracking up all the way from NM! Love it! How did Brian keep a straight face?!

  18. You came in too soon!!!! : ) I wanted to see in more of the drawers!!! Love Love that room – Brian is funny –

  19. Mary Ann Huntington

    That was really cute. Didn’t fool me for a minute though since I’ve followed Mary’s room construction from the beginning, but I thought the video production was so clever.

  20. this one had me laughing out loud! what a hoot :o)

  21. I liked how it started out “Sorry it is dark, I stamp in the basement” as you see the sunny window next to him.

  22. Mary Lou Glick

    What a hoot!

  23. He’s probably wishing that was his awesome, organized studio 😉 Very fun video haha! :)I did recognize him from convention.

  24. One more thought, Mary. I think Brian actually stole the show on your blog from the announcement of the partnership between Stampin Up and Project Life. That is an accomplishment. 🙂

  25. So much fun. I am still laughing. Brian is a hoot!!! I know you had a great time. We all wish we had that space.

  26. Mary, Brian is so darn funny pulling this stunt!! for others who haven’t seen your new stamping place, he might have gotten away with it till you showed up, LOL!!It was a real treat to see YOU in this video this morning, all we see is your hands and hear your voice in your “One Minute to WOW” tutorials.
    He is a true gem Mary, we love him and are always amazed at how creative and also, how darn funny he is. Every day that I go to his blog I think back to that day you had him as your guest stamper and asked us to go pay him a visit. I did and I stayed!! Ever since that day, I’ve been enjoying every single post, I’ve participated in his card swaps and I’ve laughed and learned a lot.
    Thank you for introducing this fabulous young man to us.

  27. Brian has a preponderance of confidence . . . he is so handsome and engaging!

  28. I agree Brian, you two do make a wonderful pair. Too funny!

  29. Too funny! Love the studio! Brian is quite the character!

  30. Fun way to start my day! You are both awesome!! Love the studio!

  31. Too funny! Your studio is beautiful Mary. : )

  32. He is so handsome and engaging! How do you put up with his shenanigans? The two of you make a wonderful pair.

  33. The funniest thing I’ve seen this morning! Thanks for the grin!

  34. Nancy Farrell

    Yes Mary, he got me with this one! Very funny, thanks for the laugh. 🙂

  35. It didn’t take me long to catch on as I began watching this video on his blog this morning… I thought to myself, “that looks an awfully lot like Mary’s studio”… LOL that was hysterical 🙂

  36. Brian is hilarious! Thank you for sharing this video!

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