Holiday catalog sneak peek :)

Here’s  a sneak peek of the holiday catalog goodies.  Oh my – I just love this set.  It is so adorable and we haven’t had a gingerbread like this in years.  I think the last one similar was with the set called Scentsational Season.  Here are two cards I made with this set so far :).  The moose card is a shaker frame card.  I also used new DSP, In color enamel dots and ribbon.  Aren’t they adorable?  I just noticed, poor moose – he/she has some confetti in his/her mouth – lol!

Cookie Cutter 1


Cookie Cutter 2





More Jars of Love……….

As expected, yesterday being my first day back at work after two weeks off was pretty brutal but I managed to survive day 1.  I do love what I do so that makes it easier.  I have a great boss and a very supportive team.

Today I’m sharing the other two cards I made this past weekend.  There is so much you can do with these jars.  These too were shaker frame cards.  I don’t think you can really see it in the photos but I did highlight the stamped images with the Wink of Stella.  I just love adding the bling – it truly makes a difference on your finished projects. 

I just noticed these photos came out kind of funky.  It doesn’t show the entire cards but trust me, they are really 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ cards.




Don’t forget this stamp set is offered as a bundle which means 10% off! and who doesn’t like saving $?  Click on the image below to go to my online store.

Jar of Love Photopolymer Bundle

Have a fabulous Tuesday

All good things must end………..

After having the last two weeks off of work, today I head back.  I’ve really enjoyed these last two weeks off of work and I’m so proud that not once, not twice and not at all did I even take my work laptop out of its case.  This is probably a first for me.  I am one of those workaholics but for whatever reason I convinced myself, I left my computer in the bag.  Now with that being said, I know I will “pay for it” today when heading back to the office.  I’m sure there will be over 500 emails – what did we do before the computer age? 

Why is it that I feel so much more tired today than I did when I was working?  Could it be that we are actually more busy when we are trying to relax – lol?  My one regret about vacation was that I really didn’t get to craft as much as I hoped to :(.

This is the first of 3 cards we made this past weekend.  It is from the stamp set called Jar of Love and I made it into a shaker card – love the new adhesive strips.


Christmas in August!!

I was so excited when I saw the UPS truck stopping at my house last week.  I finally had the chance to see what was in the goody box.  It’s my 1st holiday catalog order.  Yes, I will be placing another order very soon.  Here’s a preview of some of my goodies.




Although I cannot show you the entire catalog, here is the cover.  Demonstrators can order in August and customers can order beginning September.  Contact me today if you would like a FREE catalog.

Stampin Up Holiday Catalog - Mary Fish



I don’t even know if this is a word but I love it.  We’ve been on vacation for over a week now and the first 4 days we went camping and then we both have been working around the house.  I have not spent anytime in my craft room so my husband says to me yesterday, you’re “procraftinating” – meaning putting off on my crafting.  Trust me, it’s not something that I would ever do intentionally.  So with that in mind, I spent several hours in my craft room yesterday and had a great time.  I was able to create 9 different cards and two gift box patterns.  I’ll say it was worth procraftinating!  Here’s the first 4 cards I made using my new Thoughtful Branches stamp set and thinlits.  And yes, it’s offered as a bundle which means you save 10%.  Remember, this bundle is offered for a limited time only through August 31st or while supply last – so if you want it – don’t “procraftinate”!

Thoughtful Branches 4

Thoughtful Branches 1

Thoughtful Branches 2

Thoughtful Branches 3

Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Bundle

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Price: $52.00
Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10%.

Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set
Thank you. Thinking of you. I’m here for you. We have the words that you want to say. Stamp what you feel, then add a tranquil tree to complement your thoughts.
* Quantity: 23 photopolymer stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, c, d, e, h

Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies
* 9 dies
* Largest piece: 3″ x 3-1/2″ (7.6 x 8.9 cm)
* Use with Big Shot
* Use Precision Base Plate with detailed dies

Hope you enjoy my creations and have a fabulous day!

Throwback Thursday

Brian and I just got back from 4 days of camping.  We use to go when the kids were younger and then as they became teenagers it wasn’t cool to go with the parents anymore and besides, no TV and no computer – what would they do? 

Brian and I are on vacation and decided to go camping.  We loaded up the truck and the dog and headed out to one of our favorite places.  It’s called American Heritage and it’s south of Olympia.  It’s not a state park but privately owned and we love it.  Very clean, hot water for showers and real bathrooms – now that’s my kind of camping.  I must say, after almost 10 years since our last camping trip, it was pretty rough on the back sleeping on air mattresses.  Overall we had a great time and enjoyed some peace and quiet and nature!










These next two pictures are from 10 years ago.  Look at how young we were and no gray hair and probably 40 lbs lighter for me.  My, how the time has gone by.

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These next pictures are from this recent camping trip.  And even after 10 years, I got on a bike and rode a lot – lots of riding and walking during this trip.





Had a great time 10 years ago and even a greater time this time around.  Thanks my love for the memories – I love you!

Seaside Shore

Sea Shore

I’ve been having fun making shaker cards.  This one was made with a new stamp set called Seaside Shore and the Layering Square Framelits.  The coordinating DSP is called By the Shore.

Seaside Shore Wood-Mount Stamp Set

By the Shore Designer Series PaperPerfect card for the summer!

Baby card for my niece

Zoo Babies


After 9 years of raising 3 girls, my niece is having a baby boy.  I don’t think this was planned but you know how that goes.  Brett and Michelle are being blessed by having a 4th child and it’s a boy!  She is due in a week or two.  This was the card I made for her baby shower a few weeks ago.  It’s a shaker card.

Thoughtful Branches – Limited Time Bundle

TH_ThoughtfulBranches_Share_NewDemo_Jul0516_NAFor a limited time only and while supplies last, you can order the Thoughtful Branches bundle.  I have already seen so much you can do with this set.  Click on the picture above to see what is included in the bundle and contact me to order.  

More critters……………..

Happy Friday!!!   Here are two more cards I made using the Foxy Friends bundle.  Of course these were also made into spinner cards.  These are great cards to give kids for sure as they love interactive cards. 



Another benefit of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is that we get to see things prior to the general public.  Over the last 3 days, demonstrators were able to watch video’s of the upcoming holiday catalog.  So many new products that are just to die for.  Then after the video’s were done we got to see the entire Holiday catalog – wow is all I can say.  So many “got to have” things.  We won’t be able to order until August 2nd but I am making my list now and it is getting longer and longer.  Christmas is my favorite holiday and there are a lot of “got to have’s” in this upcoming catalog. Stamp sets, dies, ribbon, punches, kits, embossing folders, embellishments and more OH MY!  Want to be a demonstrator…………ask me how?

Make it a great day and enjoy your weekend.