My Stampin’ Pretty Resumé

My Customer Commitment: My blog and Stampin’ Up! business are dedicated to sharing everything I know and continue to learn about the craft of stamping and card making. I’m committed to making the on-line shopping experience personalized and do my best to provide the latest information on new Stampin’ Up! products, techniques and promotions.

My Stampin’ Pretty Pals:  I’m so fortunate to be known as the “Fearless Leader” to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals Virtual Community, an enthusiastic, friendly group of hobby and business demonstrators from across the U.S.  I offer a resourceful, virtual environment where members can participate in our community at any level–even “quietly lurk” if they prefer.  As part of the Stampin’ Up! family, members enjoy demonstrator discounts and benefits, too.  Join by purchasing the Stampin’ Up! $99 Starter Kit.

Background: I lived in Madison, WI until 2009.  At that time, my family and I moved to Tucson, AZ to enjoy a little more sunshine. My husband, Scott, and I have been married since 1989 and we have one daughter, Caroline, who recently completed her Master’s Degree in History at the University of Cambridge, England.  She is teaching middle and high school history in Tempe, AZ.

I have been a successful small business owner (previously real estate) since 1993. I decided to take a “breather” and pick up a “hobby” in 2005. After my first Stampin’ Up! party, I was hooked on paper crafting–my first and still ONLY craft. I joined Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator in 2007 and my Stampin’ Pretty business and blog evolved from there.



  • #1 Demonstrator Globally 2019
  • #1 Demonstrator United States  2019
  • Top 10 Demonstrator Globally and in U.S. 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 
  • $1 Million in Sales Milestone (Sept. 2016).  14th demonstrator to reach this milestone since Stampin’ Up! began in 1988.
  • Title:  Platinum Elite, the highest title Stampin’ Up! offers.
  • Stampin’ Up! #1 Rising Star 2009 

Interests: When not playing with paper, stamps and ink, I love to read great fiction (the English major in me), watch independent films and walk daily (nature is one of my greatest inspirations).

Thank you for the phenomenal example of positivity and leadership you provide to all Pals – Diane L.

Choosing you as my upline and becoming a part of your wonderful Pals community was one of the best choices I made – Debbie

I am blessed and fortunate to be part of this group and have the Leader of Leaders! – Susan L.

You are a very talented, hard working, motivated and customer caring demonstrator. – Carol

I am so thankful I listened to you Mary and became a hobby demonstrator – Cindy

Thank you for your generosity & encouragement.  You have such a wonderful Pals community! – Doreen B.


  1. Enjoy that Beautiful Tucson weather with a nice hike/walk and completely disconnected and then to dinner where you can enjoy each other and the sunset-possibly patio dining with a place that has string lights, candles an some beautiful background music Whatever you do keep on doing what you two have been dong for 31 years! Congratulations!

  2. Looking forward to new ideas as a demo. Love your examples

  3. Congratulations on your achievements! I am so happy I discovered you on Pinterest.

  4. Debbie Kolberg

    I was a business demo for several years but decided to drop due to personal issues. When ready this is where I’m coming. Mary was always my go to demo for inspiration!

    • What a sweetie! Thanks for sharing. Most of the people who join do it for the discounts and fun. My Pals community is a pressure free environment focused on our passion for paper crafting. I’m here if you have questions and would love to have you in the group!

      Hugs, Mary

  5. Kathy Bohannon

    I wish SU would allow us to drop and rejoin without losing everything. I’ve been a solo demo for nearly 10 years! I’ve spoken to the “powers that be” because I need great leadership and I want to succeed! Oh well. 😔

  6. Hi Mary. I found you quite accidentally, or perhaps fortuitously, and enjoy your commitment to your business. My local demonstrator quietly withdrew from her business and while not completely “gone” no longer participates in the day-to-day love affair with paper she once did. I’m happy to have discovered you.

  7. Sharon Sienaski

    Mary these achievements are very, very impressive. But to be perfectly honest, your commitment and advocacy for rescue dogs is what led me to support your business.

  8. Congratulations Mary! I have enjoyed all the Orlando pics. I attended 1 Salt Lake City convention & remember all the fun there. Please keep creating & stampin’ .

  9. Wonderful Mary. Congratulations. Wouldn’t miss your blog daily!!!

  10. Mary, I may have fat-fingered my request to be placed on your mailing list as the screen was gone before I finished input.

    The name should be Louise Fox and my email address
    [email protected]

  11. Hi my name is Linda Arman. I am very Interested in being a demonstrator. I live in Ohio. I love making cards. I’ve been making cards for years.

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