Soft Valentine from a Friend!

Sometimes I receive lovely cards in the mail, and today I want to share one with you!  This card was made by my friend and downline, Su Mohr!

Su is a master at using designer series paper, and you can tell by the way she’s used it on this card.

The die cut “love” is from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  I “love” the Blushing Bride card stock she’s used here.  So sweet!

Thank you, Su, for the wonderful Valentine!


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Hearts of Gold!

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What a clean and simple Valentine!  I made this when a few of us got together and my friend Linda brought this as a make and take.  I fell in love!  🙂

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It’s not hard to make.  The word “love” is die cut from Gold Foil using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  It is attached to the Whisper White panel using Dimensionals.

Love standing

Three different heart stamps from various sets were heat embossed in gold, as was the tiny word “you.”

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And a pretty red heart finishes off this card.  Don’t you love it?  Shhh…don’t tell my husband, but this is going to be his Valentine card from me!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have fun making your Valentines!


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Stamps:  Crazy About You, and hearts from various sets
Ink:  Versamark Ink and Gold Embossing Powder
Paper:  Gold Foil, Real Red and Whisper White card stock
Tools:  Heat Tool, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies, Sweet and Sassy Framelits Dies,
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

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I love ladybugs!  They are the only bug I like.  Well, maybe I like the bee ~ but just from a distance 🙂  Anyway, these two ladybugs are so cute and they are perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Ladybugs standing

The ladybugs and the sweet sentiment are from a Host Stamp Set called Love You Lots.  A Host Stamp Set is one you can only buy if you are a Host of a class or party and you can only purchase them with Stampin’ Rewards.  You earn Stampin’ Rewards when you have a class or party with sales of $150 or more.

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The ladybugs were stamped in Black Archival Ink and colored in with a Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker.

Ladybugs flat RDo you see how I used the pretty Sending Love Designer Series Paper?  The circle that is framing the ladybugs was cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits (as was the Whisper White circle).  A strip of the dsp was folded arbitrarily and layered under the circles.

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To finish off the card I splattered some Real Red Ink.  This is a happy Valentine card!  You could also give it to your spouse for an anniversary!

Thanks for stopping by today!!


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Stamps:  Love You Lots
Ink:  Real Red and Black Archival Ink, Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker
Paper:  Real Red, Whisper White card stock and Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack
Tools:  Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Aqua Pen

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Valentine Rose!

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Hearts and roses ~ what could speak more of love?  The rose is made from the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies.  Isn’t it pretty?  It’s almost like a stencil, it’s just an outline of a full rose 🙂

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The background behind the rose is watercolored in a light Rose Red shade to show off the rose die.  Layered behind that is some sweet paper from the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack.

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Doesn’t this card make a “wow” Valentine??  The items I used to make it are shown below.  Just click on any item to find out more!


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A Pink Week on the Blog!

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So, PINK IS MY FAVORITE COLOR!!!  This is a time of year to use pink with abandon 🙂  so I’m going to!!  All week on the blog I’m going to show you PINK cards!  Now, I sure hope there’s no one who dislikes pink (I mean, really, who could dislike pink?), but if by chance you do, I think you’ll see enough other colors combined with pink that you’ll enjoy it…I hope.

For You EnvieHearts are great to use anytime ~ especially as we approach Valentine’s Day!  Today’s card is one that we made over the weekend at my card classes.  It’s sweet, and red and PINK, and has lots of hearts!

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The real feature of this card is the pretty Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack.  Two of the hearts are punched from the sweet designs of this Stack, and the row of red and white hearts is just a little strip of one of the papers!  Love, love!

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This is actually a quick card to make.  You emboss the Blushing Bride layer, punch 4 hearts, cut a strip of hearts, and stick on a doily!  I think it’s pretty easy for a big wow factor!

Thanks for stopping by today, and please come back every day this week to see more of my PINK creations!!


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Bloomin’ Heart!

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The most beautiful heart you’ve ever seen is cut with the new Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Die.  Isn’t it gorgeous?  This is a card we will be making at my card classes this weekend.  If you are in the San Diego or North San Diego area, come on over!  Just send me a quick email to let me know you are coming!

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The coordinating stamp set is called Bloomin’ Love, and the other images on this card are from that set.  Really, Stampin’ Up! has it all organized for us…get the stamp set and coordinating dies and you’re all set!  The pretty background paper is the new Love Blossoms DSP that goes with this set.  Isn’t it gorgeous?

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I’m loving the little flourish stamp under the heart.  I used it to trim the lower part of the envelope!  So cute!

This darling stamp set and coordinating die are “bundled” so that when you purchase the two together as a bundle you save 15%!  What?  15%?  What could be better?  Our new catalog has lots of bundles to help you save!  And, don’t forget, for every $50 you order, you get one FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration catalog (below).


Sale-a-Bration Catalog

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Hearts and Bows Sneak Peek!

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Who doesn’t love hearts and bows?  Today’s card is full of them!  This is a little sneak peek of a few of the new items that will be available from the Occasions Catalog starting January 6.

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These sweet little bows are made with the new Bow Builder Punch (Sneak Peek!) ~ ooh, I just love this punch!  The hearts and bows are both punched from the new Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack (Sneak Peek!).  And do you see all the hearts embossed on the Crisp Cantaloupe background sheet?  That’s the new Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (another Sneak Peek!)!

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This “sweet” sentiment is a stamp from the new set called You Plus Me (Sneak Peek!).  It’s perfect for Valentines Day.  Don’t you just love all these new products?  I’m seriously having SO much fun with them.

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If you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, and would like an Occasions Catalog so you can browse through some of these great items, just leave me a comment here and I’ll get a catalog out to you right away 🙂

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A Friend Loves at All Times


A friend loves at all times.  I love this verse, it’s one of my favorites, so when I saw the new stamp set “Blessed By God,” I had to get it. And, I’m not disappointed!

FriendLoves2Don’t you like to just give cards to friends for no particular reason?  I gave this card to a dear friend recently, just because.  To me, these are the best cards to give.  Here’s a little peek at the inside:

FriendLoves side insideIt’s nice to have a little surprise inside a card and this sunburst from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set is perfect.  I also used it on the envelope.


I’m just wondering if you have a friend who has been this kind of friend to you?  It might be nice to send her a card!

Here’s a picture of this great new stamp set:

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Stamps:  Blessed by God, Kinda Eclectic
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow
Paper: Very Vanilla, Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss card stock, In Color Designer Series Paper Stack, Typeset DSP
Tools:  Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder, Banner Punch
Other Goodies:  Basics Kraft Stickers

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Beautiful Blue!

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Beautiful blues for the Pals today!  If you sit down to make a card and wonder what to make, challenges are a great way to get your creative mind going.  The colors of this week’s Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge formed the basis of my plan for this card 🙂  Here is the pretty color palette:


In the photo below you can really see the contrast of all three colors.  Aren’t they pretty together?

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Pretty Pointer:  Use stamps to create your own designer paper!  For the background on this card I used one of the stamps from the Hello Darling stamp set.  Just repeat it all over the background and, voila!  You have a beautiful designer paper!

Try it yourself, and let me know how it turns out — better yet, send me a photo!  I love to receive photos of your beautiful creations!  I will post them too.  I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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Pretty Wedding Card by Guest Stamper, Lynn Quilty!

Lynn Q Wedding Card 1This beautiful wedding card was created by Lynn Quilty, my friend and a wonderful stamper!  She made it for the wedding of an Army officer using Army colors.  I love the way she embossed the Gold Foil – stunning.  But the most interesting part of this card is the way Lynn designed the tag!

Lynn Q Wedding Card cuThe sentiment is from a new stamp set in the 2014 Occasions Catalog called “Perfect Couple.”  The sentiment is on a panel of Whisper White card stock that is tucked behind the tag made of Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum.  Her choice of the vellum with the gold hearts is perfect!  Do you see the little piece of gold-dotted washi tape?  Darling!

Lynn is one of my SWEET STAMPERS.  What is a Sweet Stamper?  A Sweet Stamper is a member of my stamping community, both hobby and business stampers.  As your leader, I will personally answer your questions, help you with ideas and crafting techniques so that you can make your own pretty paper cards!  Sweet Stampers are also automatically a part of Mary Fish’s Pretty Pals.  You will have access to a private blog and private Facebook chats with many, many helps and ideas.

It’s easy to become a part of my Sweet Stampers, and I would LOVE to have you!  Simply purchase the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit through me!  The $99 Starter Kit ships FREE (that’s a 10% savings!) and you can choose $125 – oh wait, right now during Sale-a-Bration you can choose $150 – worth of any Stampin’ Up! products to make up your Starter Kit!  You will also get three (3) FREE Sale-a-Bration items — wow!   You will get great discounts on all Stampin’ Up! products and so many other wonderful benefits.  Have some questions?  Call me at 858.722.1402 or email me at [email protected].  I would love to answer your questions!  You can also learn more HERE.

Please leave your comments for Lynn on my blog.  She would love to hear from you!


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