The 2019-20 Catalog is Here!!!

Hi There Stampers!

The new catalog has been out for a few days now!  What fun products and the new In Colors—Oh la la!!!

Check out the video below for a quick snap shot of the fun you can experience with the 2019-20 Stampin Up product releases!

Join me in the fun of creating projects that can be used for all occasions…..And…if you are interested in products or any instruction/classes, feel free to reach out to me!

Thanks and enjoy Stampin!

Mary Beth “MB” Guzzo





Come Sail Away

What a quick and fun card to make with minimal stamping….


Minimal stamping? Yep, you got that right! Sometimes we don’t have enough time for full blown FANDABULOUS card making. StampinUp gives us an array of tools to make cards on the fly (like the one I will show you) OR a 3D birdhouse that magically flips open with 100 different folds….

Hate to read? Watch the video on how I created this simple card!


Add first Whisper White to Sahara Sand Base

Adhere first bottom Memories and More layer—to the upper left

Wrap Bakers Twine around the 2nd Memories and More layer (twice) and make a bow; snip ends so that they are even (I used a navy in the card but suggest the current Night of Navy/Sahara Sand striped bakers twine)

Wrap Bakers Twine around the 2nd Memories and More layer (twice) and make a bow; snip ends so that they are even (I used a navy in the card but suggest the current Night of Navy/Sahara Sand striped bakers twine)

Adhere 2nd layer over the first layer aiming for the lower right

Use some multi-purpose glue to attach the trinket of your choice

Stamp “Congrats” on Whisper White scrap in Soft Suede

You can fussy cut the Congrats into a rectangle with a “flag” at he end OR use the optional Smooth Sailing Die to cut out the greeting (as shown)

On the 2nd Whisper White layer, stamp the rope image to the left (I turned the card for easier stamping AND started with the center image)

Stamp the greeting of your choice in Night of Navy

Stamp the greeting of your choice in Night of Navy

THEN you can adhere that layer to the inside of your card

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The 2019-20 Stampin Up Catalog is Live!

The 2019-20 catalog has arrived and the suites, bundles and stamps are so darn cute!!!

Take a look and stay tuned for some project ideas combining the wonderful new Stampin Up products as standalone, bundles we all love or into bigger and better packages called “Suites!”    Hang on to your hat, kids!  Paper Pumpkin, the monthly kit subscription, is now going to pair up with bundles and suites from the new catty!  What a fun year this is going to be!!!

Beach It Is!

I had quite the beachy theme going on this weekend!  I created 2 cards both with different origins.

The first, very colorful card was CASED from Stampin with Kathy out of Canada…..and is an alternative to the June Paper Pumpkin (Kits sold with stamps, inks, papers, etc along a monthly theme) created for my BFF’s Birthday…..I just LOVED it and is the “happiest” card I think I have ever made.

Pineapple Drink PP

The second card is for my beach buddy sister in laws birthday.  Jerri Ann has accompanied me on more than one trip to the North Carolina Outer Banks….This card just says it all……


This card is my first foray into water coloring.  The thinlets came from  Seasonal Layers for the chair and Swirly Scribbles for the Sun.  The chair paper was embossed with Seaside embossing folder, then the chair was cut out with the Big Shot.  I lightly sponged over it in Smokey Grey for a weathered look.

The rest of the card was drawn free hand using Stampin Write Markers in big streaky swooshes and my Aqua Painters to spread the color around.  I did use Watercolor Paper.

Enjoy these projects….and remember, if you are interested in buying any of the supplies for these projects, please use the links to my Stampin Up Store to order…..

Thanks for the visit!


Crafting Forever– Global Design Project #GDP094

Crafting Forever Pens horizontal

I have seen the Global Design Challenge for a bit now….and have not had the time do do any submission projects until this weekend.

The design was the perfect match-up for this cute little project for my very first post to the Global Design Project #GDP094 using the Crafting Forever Stamp set!

Crafting Forever Pens with Lemon Lime Twist Project Recipe:

  1. Cut Dapper Denim base 11” X 4 1/4″; Score at 5 ½”
  2. Cut Lemon Lime Twist layering piece 4” X 5 1/4″
  3. Cut 6 “strip of Lemon Lime Ribbon
  4. Cut Birthday Memories striped DSP 5 ¼” X 1″
  5. Stamp 2 sets of pens stamp with Black Archival Ink; color in as desired and fussy cut 5 of the pens
  6. Adhere DSP to the left of the Lemon Lime Twist layering piece, then adhere Lemon Lime Twist ribbon over the right portion of the DSP.
  7. Stamp Sentiment in upper right corner of Lemon Lime layering piece at an angle
  8. Adhere 5 pens–staggered on Lemon Lime Layering piece with MIni Stampin Dimensionals (I colored the edges of the Dimensionals with Lemon Lime Stampin Write Marker
  9. Add Lemon Lime layering piece on to the Dapper Denim Base
  10. Add embellishment under stamped image

tams# 14525

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Out with the Old…In with the New!

Time to get back to some Stamping!

I have been on the road quite a bit in the last few weeks.  I started in Chicago (where I call home) and went to Akron, OH for a family wedding.  Stayed in Cleveland with family for a week and then headed to the Outer Banks with family for a week in the sun.  I thought I would be able to do some stamping, but family time and enjoying the shore took precedence!  I, however, am back to playing in my craft space!

NOTE:  for the newer products or any with current items, I have included the hyper links to take you directly to my Stampin Up Store where you can acquire these great products!

The Old…….

Geez, I have been on the Fence with picking up the Occasions Carousel Birthday…and made the jump right before it retired….I am  just starting to play with it and glad that at the last minute, decided to snap it up!  Note:  something speaks to you….don’t ignore it.  Unfortunately, this set is no longer available, but had to share……

I totally CASED this card but credit goes to Pinterest Stamper Stampin Smiles by Jackie.

Carousel Happy Birthday

The New….

I was lucky to be able to attend Onstage in Minneapolis this year….and picked up a few things in April.  The Daisy Delight Stamp Set with the Daisy punch were some of my early acquisitions.  A fellow team member (Penni Behr)  created this beauty and I CASED it with a few changes…..

Couple of notes.

  • The flower is stamped twice an then cut out twice
  • I added the green center in Pear Pizzaz
  • The leaves are stamped on Old Olive with Old Olive and fussy cut
  • The Happy Birthday is cut out twice.  The top layer is Pear Pizzaz and the bottom layer is Old Olive.  This was done for contrast
  • The layer papers are Whisper White embossed with the Petal Burst embossing folder (5 X 3 3/4)
  • The middle layer is Daffodil Delight (5 1/4 X 4)
  • The card base is Old Olive (11 X 4 1/4 scored at 5 1/2)

Daisy Delight Happy Birthday

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And one more…..

And who doesn’t love Eastern Palace?  The card below was created by my upline, Connie Stewart and is another CASE.  I have yet to really dig into this set, but think that the possibilities for color, media (think watercolors…) and adaptation of the many stamps, will keep anyone creating for quite some time!

This card started with a Whiseper White Base, A square Melon Mambo base layer and a Whisper White slightly smaller (by 1/4″) Whisper White base.  This is where the thinlets —2 used together), created the cut outs.  A little stamping and a Silver Glimmer banner to seat the greeting….poof!  Complete!

Easterb Palace MM and BB
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Beautiful You against Mediterranean Moments


Beautiful You is the focal point for this card…and masked against embossed Mediterranean Moments in silver. Color accents in the girl were done with Stampin Write Markers

Cut base 8 1/2 X11 Whisper White base layer at 5 1/2. Score at 4 /14

Cut a 5 1/4 X 4 Basic Black layer

Cut a 5 X 3 3/4 Real Red layer

Cut a Whisper White 4 3/4 X 3 1/2 layer. This will be the layer used to mask and emboss.

Prepare a mask of the desired girl stamp. I used the sticker from the card stamp set and trimmed it close. You could also stamp the girl and cut it out and reserve it for the mask.

Using Basic Black Ink (Momento), stamp the girl in the desired position in the middle of of your smallest whisper white stock.

Adhere the mask (or sticker) on top of the stamped image of the girl.

Using your Embossing Buddy, wipe the small white card base to clear any static, or residue on the card.

Take your Mediterranean Moments desired scene and ink it up in VersaMark. Stamp over the mask of the girl mask.

Remove the mask.

Sprinkle Silver Embossing Powder over the entire card.. Shake off the remaining powder onto a clean sheet of folded copy paper and sift the powder back into your embossing powder container.

Tap the card with your finger to get rid of excess powder.

Using your Heat Embossing Tool, wave the heated tool over the embossed area, allowing the silver to melt. Wave the tool over the entire card until the silver smooths out.

Make sure to not heat too aggressively making the powder scatter and creating "splatters" on your card.

Color in your stamped girl image in desired colors. I used Melon Mambo for the sweater, Elegant Eggplant for the skirt.

Adhere Basic Black Layer to Whisper White Base using Snail Adhesive.

Adhere Real Red Layer to Basic Black Layer using Snail Adhesive.

Adhere embossed Whisper White Layer on to Real Read Layer using Snail Adhesive.

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