(920) 498-1112 mbfish1950@att.net
Mary Beth Fisher

Mary Beth Fisher

Owner

My name is Mary Beth Fisher. I am a retired RN married to a wonderful, supportive husband. I am a mom and “grammie” who has enjoyed crafting since I was 6 years old. I have been an active paper crafter for the past 10 years and am passionate about my hobby or as some would say my “addiction”.

I am hoping to inspire the creativity in as many people as possible. In my world the word “can’t” does not exist. Everyone is creative but some are undiscovered.

I also enjoy gardening, reading and painting.

Contact info:
Email: mbfish1950@att.net
Call: (920) 498-1112

Leader to Leader

This Bird Has Your Heart

Hello Stamping Friends,

With the holidays behind us it’s time to move forward with the next occasion.  I’ve been working on Valentine themed cards and projects and wanted to share this one with you today.  I love the stamp set Birds of a Feather.  This set covers all the occasions from Halloween to Christmas.  The images are all so sweet.  For today’s card I used the chicken with the heart.  I started with a base card of Flirty Flamingo followed by a layer of Real Red.  On a piece of Whisper White CS I stamped the image several times in different directions with Memento Black ink.  I colored them using So Saffron, Mango Melody and Real Red Stampin’ Blends.  The greeting is from the Rare Blessings stamp set.  I made a similar card using snowmen for the holiday season.  There’s no wrong way when you stamp in different directions.  No worries about getting things straight.    I hope you enjoy this simple but sweet card.

Thank you for sharing some of your time with me.  It is greatly appreciated.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Lady Bug, Lady Bug Fly Away Home

Hello My Stamping Friends,

I grew up on our family farm that now is in its fifth generation.  I was a true tom boy.  I spent a lot of time outside and in the fields.  I now I am giving away my age but country kids did not attend kindergarten in those days.  My mom worked outside the home for financial reasons so I lived my early childhood in my dad’s back pocket.  He had all sorts of little sing song sayings and “lady bug, lady bug, fly away home” was one of them.  In the new mini catalog and Sale-a-bration promotion there is a darling stamp set called Little Ladybug. I chose to use this set for today’s card.

I started with a base card of Real Red followed by a layer of DSP from the From My Heart series.  On Whisper White CS I stamped the flower from the set with Memento Black ink.  I used Stampin’ Blends to color the image. I found a stamp from a past Paper Pumpkin kit with tiny hearts.  I used this to stamp a background. On a scrap of Whisper White CS I stamped one of the little lady bugs.  I colored this with the Stampin’ Blends also.  I fussy cut the little bug and added it to the card with dimensionals.  I used a die from an old set to cut out a heart from red foil paper and attached it to the center of the flower.  The greeting is also from an old Paper Pumpkin kit.

This is one of the hostess sets in the Sale-a-bration pamphlet.  It is available with a $300 order.  Remember if you get a few of your friends together and your order total is $300 you can have this set as your hostess gift.  If you need help with orders I am always here to help.  Just drop me an email.

Thank you for sharing a part of your day with me.

PAWS TO PONDER

 

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Forever Blossoms

Happy New Year my stamping friends,

I’ve been playing with the new stamp sets from the mini-catalog.  I started with the base card of Blushing Bride CS.  I used the Scripty 3D embossing folder to emboss a piece of Petal Pink vellum from the Perennial Essence collection.  I used Stampin’ Blends to color the image from the Forever Blossoms stamp set  This set comes as a bundle so purchasing the set and the coordinating dies saves you 10%.I used the coordinating die to cut out the flower image.  I added the vellum to the base card with glue dots and the image is adhered with liquid glue.  I added a loop of the Petal Pink metallic edged ribbon as the only embellishment.  I did not add a greeting because this card could be used for several occasions depending on your needs.  I hope you enjoy today’s share.  Please let me know if you have any questions or comments or if you would like to order this awesome, versatile set.

Thanks for sharing your time with me.

 

PAWS TO PONDER

 

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Cracked Glass Technique

Hello My Stamping Friends,

Happy Thanksgiving.  It has been a fiasco getting my blog up and working.  Hopefully the problems have been solved.

Today I am sharing an old technique that I haven’t done in awhile.  I started with a base card of Soft Suede CS.  I used the Corrugated 3D embossing folder and Crumb Cake Cs for the second layer.  I used the Layering Circles dies to cut a piece of Very Vanilla CS.  I stamped the Holly image from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set around the circle and colored the image with Stampin’ Blends. I daubered Crumb Cake ink over the image.  I used Extra Thick embossing powder three times on the image then let it cool completely then folded it several times to crack the thick embossed image.  I used a dauber and Crumb Cake ink over the cracked image.  I attached the image to corrugated CS with liquid glue.  I am a huge fan of vintage and this turned out just as I planned.

 

 

 

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

#Elfie

Good Morning Stampers,

Last Saturday I had a  class that required several stitched squares.  I cut a few of them on center and had one left over that resembled a frame.  I am not one to throw out scraps if I know I can turn them into something else so I grabbed the #Elfie stamp set and proceeded to create a card.  The base card is Real Red CS. The second layer is DSP from the Wrapped in Plaid series.  I stamped the little elf on Whisper White CS and colored him with Stampin Blends. I attached the frame and the greeting.  I like how the scraps turned out.  Let me know what you think.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Acrylic Paint and A Sponge Brush

Hello Stampers, Over the week end I dragged out old magazines looking for techniques I haven’t used in a long time or haven’t tried at all.  The card I am sharing today has one of the techniques I found.  The base card is Whisper White.  I used mossy green acrylic paint and a sponge brush to create the background.  Not a lot of paint and not a lot of pressure develops the background.  I used Mossy Meadow ink for the tree images from the Nature’s Beauty stamp set.  I stamped the deer from the same stamp set with Soft Suede ink.  I used Light and Dark Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends to color in the deer image.  I had scraps of wood grain DSP which I used for the corners.  This is a simple technique but sometimes simple is better.  I hope you will give it a try.

PAWS TO PONDER

13873143_610527195773648_277513796853539886_n

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Happy Anniversary

Hi Stampers, I only have one sibling.  Yesterday my sister and her husband celebrated 54 years of marriage.  She was fortunate to marry a wonderful man who to this day looks at her with love in his eyes.  I was her maid of honor at their wedding.  The color of the attendant dresses was peacock.  It actually looked like Bermuda Bay.  I wanted to make a special card for them so that is the card I am sharing today. I started with a base card of Bermuda Bay CS.  I snipped the corners with a retired punch.  I think it was called the ticket punch.  I added a layer of DSP from last year’s 6 x 6 all occasion paper.  I added a strip of DSP from the Noble Peacock Specialty series.  I used the Stitched Nested Labels and Whisper White CS for the image piece.  I used the flower from the Rare Blessings stamp set coloring it with light and dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends.  The leaves are Light and Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  I hope they enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

VISA MasterCard Discover accepted

Legal Disclaimer

This is a personal website of Mary Beth Fisher, an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, and I am responsible for its content. Stampin’ Up! does not endorse the use of or contents of the classes, services, or non-Stampin’ Up! products I offer here.

Copyright

All content (including text, photos, and design work) is © Mary Beth Fisher. My original artwork is shared for personal inspiration only and may not be copied for any publications or contest submissions without my permission.