Stampin’ Up! Happy 4th and Some Blog Candy!


So….I made a card for today.  A “Christmas in July” themed card.

Got it all done.

Took pictures.

Started to get the pictures ready for blogging.

And decided I didn’t like it.  Not even a little.

Okay – well.  Maybe a little tiny bit.

But I got carried away with the Silver Dazzling Details.  Trying to make “snow”.  And I ran out of day to change it up!

Sooooooo – I decided I wouldn’t waste your Holiday day telling you how to make a card I’m just not that happy with.

Instead – I opted to skip straight to the Blog Candy! 🙂

I know you’re crushed, but I’ll have a card for tomorrow.  One whose face I can show to the blog-i-shere! And who doesn’t like a little blog candy? That’s kind of like Christmas in July anyway.

Here’s what’s up for grabs.

July 4th Blog Candy
Couple of stamp sets:  Flowering Fields and The Sky is the Limit.  FIVE Textured Impressions Embossing Folders:  Tiny Triangles, ZigZag, Honeycomb, Mosaic Madness and Boughs & Berries.  And a packet of Home for Christmas Enamel Dots.  Christmas isn’t that far off, as the crow flies, and you’re going to want some fun Christmas-y embellishments!

How to win?  Well, leave a comment on THIS post before 8pm eastern time this Friday (8 July).  In your comment, tell me what new 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! goody is your favorite.  You’ve had some time to play with the new products, so let me know what you’re loving the most!

I’ve got comment moderation turned on, so it may take me a few minutes to see and approve your comment.  Don’t worry if your comment doesn’t show up right away, it’ll be there just as soon as I see it. 🙂

One lucky winner will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winner on Saturday, 9 July.

Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I’m only able to ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States.  Thanks for your understanding.  Good luck!!:)

Happy 4th of July!  Enjoy your day and I’ll be back tomorrow! 🙂



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Can you even believe it’s almost that time of year again?  Yikes!
Yes- it’s true!!  The 2016 Holiday Catalog is just around the corner!

If you’re one of my current customers….yippee!….you’re already on the list to receive this newest catalog (they’ll ship out around the first week in August)!  If not, just go ahead and place an order thru my Online Store of $25 or more and that will get you on my Mailing List.  You’ve got until 25 July to get on my list!

If you’ve already got a Demonstrator, please contact him/her to be sure you’ll receive a catalog when they become available! 


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70 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Happy 4th and Some Blog Candy!

  1. Holly Ward

    My favorite new SU product is actually two that work together beautifully; the Irresistibly Floral DSP and the sponge brayers. I love how you can get an ombre effect or watercolor look on the paper with the brayers. I love that the DSP is 12×12, giving me a lot of material to use. It is a lovely product.

    • Oh yes – those do go very well together! I love the floral designs on this season’s emboss resist papers! Thanks, Holly! 🙂

  2. Mom

    Happy July 4! I, for one, am happy to let Christmas be in December where it belongs,. So…remembering with all y’all, that freedom is not free, and that many have sacrificed that we might enjoy it.

  3. Karen K

    Mary I just LOVE your blog. I look forward every day to your daily updates and your cards. Even my daughter was laughing about duck duck. So far my favorite new items are the new in colors and Bella and Friends stamp set. I just love that little puppy and I love all the new colors. I’ve been having a lot of fun playing around with both. Thanks for your great blog and a chance to win! Happy 4th!

    • Oh – I’m so glad! I always hope folks will get a chuckle on top of a card! Agree with you on your stamp choice – those little pups are too cute! 🙂

  4. Patricia Allison

    Hi Mary! Happy Fourth of July! I am sorry your card didn’t turn out the way you hoped… Happens to all of us… Disappointing, to be sure! Nice rebound with a blog candy contest! My favorite is the Jars of Love canning jar set. So cute! So versatile! Have a great day!

    • Well, I’d planned to do Blog Candy. But in ADDITION to a card, not INSTEAD of a card! But…it is what it is, huh? I, too, love those little jars!! Thanks, Patricia! 🙂

  5. Jennifer M.

    Enjoy your blog! Thanks for a chance to win blog candy!! My favorite are the new in colors and the Floral Boutique Suite.

  6. Debbie Kroening

    Happy Independence Day!!!! My favorite stamps set is Baby Bear…I just love how it comes out with depth and looks like I’d like to snuggle with it…..Enjoy the holiday with your family!!!!

    • Hey, Debbie – thanks! You know, I haven’t gotten the Baby Bear, yet. It’s awful cute, though! Glad you’re having fun with it!! Happy 4th! 🙂

  7. Carole Fish

    Hi Mary, Happy 4th and thanks for your service! I am new to SU but so far love the In the Meadow stamp set. Have quite a few males to make cards for and this set along with the burlap ribbon is helping me avoid sending them my “too cute” cards! Love your blog and look forward to it every day.

    • Hey Carole – it was truly my pleasure. In the Meadow. Yes, indeed – such lovely images! And perfect for not-too-cute cards for guys! Thanks so much! 🙂

  8. Sandra Kukla Schroeder

    Happy Independence Day to you! Wow, what a bang of a blog candy package! Thank you for the opportunity to win some fantastic Stampin’ Up products.

  9. Happy 4th!! My favorite thing in the catalog is…every-single-thing!! 😉 Awesome blog candy package!

    • I was pretty sure you wouldn’t be able to winnow it down, Amy! Also pretty glad that I don’t have to answer the question! Thanks! 🙂

  10. Patty Stanley

    Hi Mary – We are our worst critics aren’t we!!, I look forward to seeing your blog everyday. My favorite set is the Foxy Friends bundle but I think this years catalog is the best! There are so many amazing items!!

    • Thanks very much, Patty – I’m so glad that you enjoy my blog. And yes – we’re usually pretty hard on ourselves!! 🙂 I agree – this is the bets catty yet!! 🙂

  11. Kay V

    I love your blog Mary, for lots of reasons. And just have to say I appreciate all your inspiration. My favorite thing (S) in this catalog keep changing. Every time I make my wish list I see something else that I need to send to the top of my list. Today my favorite thing is the Swirly Scribbles Framelits, hard for me to make a card without using at least something from those dies. P.S. Should I by chance win the blog candy, please send to a second chance winner, I already have each of those items. I just wanted to let you know you are are appreciated.

    • Oh my, Kay! How nice of you to take the time to leave such a lovely comment. I appreciate that more than you’ll know!! And Swirly Scribbles – oh yes! I can’t even believe how much I love them! I’ll for sure do a second drawing and give someone else a chance for the blog candy. Thanks again, Kay. Really.

  12. Bette S

    Nice to know I’m not the only one who has made a card and then decided it is not as great as you first thought! My new favorite from the new catalog is “Flourishing Phrases”. Love that cute swirl and so many neat sentiments! Thanks for a chance to win your awesome blog candy!

  13. Oh no, Bette – you’re for sure not alone on that one! 😉 You’re right on the money with Flourishing Phrases – between the flourish and all the greta sentiments, it’s a winner for sure! Thanks for taking time to leave a comment! 🙂

  14. Karen L.

    Happy 4th of July!! Good to know that even the more experienced stampers have “bad card days”… are human!! Wow, what a great bunch of blog candy!! My favorites do change but right now I am sort of favoring “Birthday Banners & the Banner Framelits”…….I do try to send out a lot of B-Cards & banners are so hot right now……..thanks again for a great blog candy opportunity & keep up the great inspirations & the good laughs!!

  15. Thanks so much for the nice comment and compliment, Karen! I am SO human, it scares me sometimes! 😉 That’s a great bundle, for sure – so chock-a-block full of banners and sentiments to put in them! Good choice. Thanks, Karen! 🙂

  16. Lynn Gauthier

    Right now, I’m Lovin’ the Sunshine Wishes and Sayings! I can’t stop using it!!! Happy 4th and Merry Christmas in July! =)

    • Thanks, Lynn – and a Happy 4th to you, too! 🙂 The Sunshine Sayings bundle is definitely a fave of mine, too! 🙂

  17. Happy 4th of July!! and thanks to all who have served and are serving to keep us safe and free! My favorite stamp set is the “Born to Ride.” I am a motorcycle enthusiast and this fits right in to my style!Thanks for a chance to win:)

  18. Thanks, Donna! I’m bettin’ you were totally tickled to see that new Born to Ride set come out! How perfect for you!! 🙂

  19. Vicky Blackwell

    Wow that’s some serious blog candy that I would definitely love to win!!! I love your honesty of letting us know that you weren’t completely happy with your card to share. I let perfection get in the way of sending cards to brighten someone’s day. Anyway, Happy 4th of July! Thanks for the chance to win this AWESOME prize package.

  20. bonnie greenhoe

    hi mary happy july 4th to you and your hubby, My favorite stamp set right now is birthday blooms. Love your cards mary dont know how you keep up , but i love it.

    • Thanks, Miss Bonnie!! And yes – Birthday Blooms is a gorgeous stamp set!! Hope you and your guy had a great 4th of July Holiday! 🙂

  21. Carrie P

    happy 4th! enjoy your creations and your stories! favorite set is the jars of love, so remminds me of summer my favorite time of year (no school!)

    • Hey Carrie – yes, lots of folks are loving the jars! I knew they’d be popular as soon as I saw them in the new catty! Thanks for the nice words – I’m very glad that you like my ramblings on! 🙂

  22. K. Boyer

    I really like the jar of love set. What a lot of possibilities with that set! Wow–what blog candy! Thanks for the chance to win!

    • Yep – Jar of Love and the Everyday Jars framelits are awesome! Good luck in the draw – and thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  23. Sherry Lowmaster

    Hi, I love your blog! you are so cheerful and bubbly, lol. and that is awesome blog candy!! I would have to say my favorite so far is the rose wonder and framelets, as that is the only one I have so far out of the new catty. I am on a limited income so I have to stretch it out, but i love the framelets and the sentiments with their font!

    • I hear ya, Sherry. I try to eek it out and not buy everything at once – but it’s hard!! The Rose Wonder set is surely a great one to have – so many great sentiments and images!! 🙂 Thanks for the kind words – I’m so glad you enjoy my blog! 🙂

  24. Sherry Lowmaster

    ps, I still would like to see your Christmas in July card, lol

  25. Bobbie Flatland

    So hard to decide my favorite but I think it would have to be the Floral Boutique suite of products. I love Navy and white and the papers and embellishments are to die for! Love your blog, Bobbie

    • Hi, Bobbie – yes, I just love that whole Suite! The paper is so elegant and beautiful! Thanks so much for the nice words! 🙂

  26. Carol Coffman

    So impressed with all the new dies and stamp sets! I purchased the Sweet Cupcake Stamps and dies and have been having a blast with the three step stamping. Love the new colors too.

    • Hey Carol – I don’t have that one, yet! I bet you can make some beautiful cupcakes with some Flirty Flamingo, huh? Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  27. Sue

    My favorite has to be the Wink of Stella pens, LOVE THEM! Have a wonderful 4th!!

    • Oh, Sue – you are so right. I do love those Winks, too. I wish/hope we’d get more colors!! Happy 4th to you – thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  28. Audrey

    Happy 4th and thanks for the chance to win some fabulous blog candy. There are so many new products that I like, but I have to say number one is foam adhesive strips, now my shaker cards are finished much more quickly

    • Thank you, Audrey – yes, the foam strips are great. I’ve made more shaker cards in the couple of months they’ve been available than I have in the whole year and change I’ve been doing this!! Happy 4th to you! 🙂

  29. JRGH

    Happy 4th to you!! I think my favorite so far is the Swirly Bird, I have seen so many great cards, and gotten many ideas from others, that I had even seen in that set when I first got it. I loved your post yesterday about Duck-Duck-Goose, maybe her love affair will end soon when she finds a new suitor. I bet many of your readers would have loved your “Christmas in July” card sometimes we are our own worst critic.

    • Thank you! Swirly Bird is definitely one of my favorites – I didn’t think it would be, but…it definitely is! Duck Duck is a bit of a flirt, no doubt… As for the card – I’m going to show a picture of it tomorrow. We’ll see what y’all think! 🙂

  30. Susan K

    Happy Fourth and thank you for your service to keep us free. I don’t have it yet but I will…I love the Sitting Here set and second fave is the Flourishing Phrases bundle. Thanks for the chance to win the awesome blog candy.
    PS…still like to see the card. If you made it, I bet I’d like it!

    • Thank you – it was my pleasure! Sitting Here – oh, yes!! Flourishing Phrases. Yep! Both awesome choices! Good luck in the draw, Susan. 🙂

  31. georgIa

    Happy 4th! What wonderful blog candy. I have been lookIng for the sky’s the lImIt. my favs In the new catalog Is FlourIshIng Phrases Bundle and Floral Phrases bundle but there are even more have to have Items. Thanks for your so generous gIveaway that some lucky person wIll wIn.

    • Thank you, Georgia! If you don’t win the candy – I believe I have another set on my Retired Sale list! 🙂 I love those two bundles – and I definitely “get it” on that wish list. Mine is ridiculous! 🙂 Happy 4th of July to you! 🙂

  32. Ellen Peckler

    Hi, Mary and Happy Fourth of July from Vernon Hills, Illinois! I enjoy your site very much. My favorite product is actually a bundle: the thoughtful banner stamp set and duet banner punch. Thank you for your generosity and the opportunity to win some blog candy. Sincerely, Ellie

    • Thanks so much, Ellie! That was one of the very first new products I ordered from this catalog (in the Demonstrator pre-order!). It’s a good one, for sure! Appreciate you stopping by – Happy 4th! 🙂

  33. stampinjenn

    Hi Mary,

    What generous blog candy!!! 🙂 I am loving SO MANY things from the new catalog, but I think my favorites are the Layering Framelits (Squares, Ovals, & Circles)! 😉

    Thank you for sharing so many wonderful cards on your blog and thanks for the chance to win!

    Crafty hugs,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  34. Thank you, Jennifer! Yes – we’ve needed these kinds of layering framleits and I’m so glad we’ve finally got them! Good luck in the draw! 🙂

  35. Brenda Whitner

    Lots of blog candy. That is very generous of you. I think the honeycomb is my favorite.😀

  36. Phyllis Werner

    Hi Mary,
    I think my favorite is the swirly bird bundle. Love those swirly circles. I am fairly new to stamping and I love looking at blogs for inspiration and great tips. Thanks for the chance to win.

    • Excellent choice, Phyllis!! It’s one of my favorites and quickly becoming one of my “go-to” sets! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! And welcome to the happy world of Stamping! 🙂

  37. Laurie

    Great blog candy! Thanks for the opportunity. My favorite item in the new catalog? My list is so long. 🙂 I love the layering framelits. I’ve also been eyeing Sweet Cupcake. Thanks for your fast mailing service. I got my package on Friday!

  38. Thanks, Laurie – and glad your goodies arrived in good order. The layering framelits are just excellent, aren’t they? Good luck in the draw! 🙂

  39. Micheline Lueken

    Love your cards, Mary. My favorite item in the new catalog is the Swirly Bird bundle. So versatile. Thanks for this opportunity to win some blog candy.

    • Thanks so much, Micheline! And I agree – Swirly Birds and the Swirly Scribbles are indeed awesome!! Good luck in the draw!! 🙂

  40. Andrea

    Greetings Mary from Albany, NY! I am relatively new to Stampin Up! I adore my demonstrator Jaimie. I always learn something new from her. There is so much to love in this catalogue. My favorite new color is Sweet sugarplum and I think the Blooms and Bliss DSP is so pretty! I am just now ordering a Big Shot, so I look forward to working with the the Floral Phrases and Floral Thinlit. Everything I have seen using that thinlit is stunning and elegant. BLOG CANDY…YUM!

    • Hi Andrea! So glad you have a fun demonstrator to work with. It makes the whole thing just that much better, doesn’t it?? You are going to LOVE having your Big Shot. And it sounds like you’ve got some great projects all lined up!! Good luck in the drawing for the candy!! 😊😊

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