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

Mary Beth Fisher

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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

Simply Tulips

Hello Stampers, I friend of mine asked me to make a Mother’s Day card.  I know I had plenty of time to create it but why wait until the last minute.  I chose the Timeless Tulips stamp set for the image and greeting.  I started with a base card of Purple Posy card stock. I added a double point fold onto Blushing Bride CS for the second layer.  The pointed folds were made with DSP from the Bird Ballad series.  I used the Stitched Nested labels to cut one Purple Posy and one Whisper White die cut.  On the Whisper White piece I stamped the tulip stem and leaves with Pear Pizzazz ink.  The greeting is also Pear Pizzazz.  I stamped the smaller tulip in the set with Petal Pink ink.  I stamped the smallest tulip bud on the inside of the card with the greeting “what a beautiful difference one single life makes”, also from the Timeless Tulip stamp set. Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you enjoy this simple, sweet card.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Paper Piecing

Hi Stampers,

Today I am sharing a technique I haven’t used in quite awhile.  An old friend of mine brought it to my attention.  She had just finished a whole series of paper pieced cards so I thought I would create one of my own.

The base card is Granny Apple Green followed by a piece of retired DSP.  In fact I used retired DSP for all of the pieces on the image.  I chose the image from Good Morning Magnolia.  It is easiest to paper piece a larger image.  I chose three different paper designs in the same color family.  I stamped the image on each of the papers and then fussy cut three different sections of the image. I then stamped the image on Whisper White CS with Memento Black ink.  I did sponge So Saffron on the background first.  I put the puzzle back together by laying the pieces over the stamped image.  I colored the stem with Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the pieces to the image.  I absolutely love how this turned out.  I’ll be doing more of this soon.  It realy is a fun technique.  I hope you give it a try.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Simply Lily Impressions

It’s a beautiful, sunny Sunday in Wisconsin.  My hubby left for about an hour of work so I thought I would share a simple card with you.  I stated with a base card of Bermuda Bay cardstock.  I used the large and accent water lily images from the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set to create a background with Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo inks.  I attached a piece of the Lily Impressions DSP to the base card.  Both the stamp set and the designer series paper are free items you can earn with a $50 purchase from the current Stampin’ Up! catalogs during Sale-a-bration which ends March 31.  I had used one of the dies from the Detailed Bands die set for a different card.  I used the inside piece from cutting this to stamp the greeting on.  It’s amazing what you can do with what some people call scraps,  I know some demonstrators don’t save their scraps but I have found they can sometimes be just what you need to complete or compliment a project.  I hope you enjoy this little simple creation.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Sale-a-bration Thoughtful Blooms

Good Morning Stamping Friends,

Last Saturday I held a class. While prepping for the class I used the Stitched Nested Labels to cut a piece from Purple Posy CS. It was used on the card I shared on my previous post.  When I cut the piece I needed I was left with enough cardstock to make a different card. I didn’t exactly center the die when I was cutting but it worked perfect for the blossoms from the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set.  I used a piece of card stock from the 6 x 6 Best Dressed DSP  for the inside of the card.  I used Highland Heather and Old Olive inks to stamp the images along the left side of the card.  I cut an oval from Purple Posy CS with the Layering Ovals die set.  I stamped the greeting and a few more blooms on the oval and adhered it to the inside of the card.  Very quick and easy but I love the soft colors and the fact that I could use a remnant from another project.

Thank you for spending some time with me.  Have a happy Wednesday.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Ready For Spring Anyone

Hi Stampers,

Am I the only one tired of heaps of white snow and cold winds?  I know living in Wisconsin I should be used to it by now but by this time in Winter I am so ready for Spring.  It’s a perfect time to use the new Timeless Tulips stamp set and the new Tulip punch.

This card is known as a double point flap card.  The piece created with the Stitched Nested Labels that has the tulip image stamped in Highland Heather ink flips up to reveal a greeting.  I also chose to attach it to a regular A2 card base of Purple Posy.  I used cardstock from the 6 x 6 in-color pack to create the flaps.  These flaps are 3 x 4 inches and scored at one inch on the 4 inch side.  They are folded to a point and attached behind the Blushing Bride CS.  Only attach the flap at the top so that it opens for the greeting.  I also added an additional greeting inside the Purple Posy base card.  If you would like the Tulip with more dimension use the tulip punch and you’ll be all set.

Thanks for stopping by today.  If you have questions or comments don’t hesitate to send a message.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Rare Blessings

Hello Everyone,

Today in Wisconsin is one of the coldest days we have had this Winter.  A great day for staying inside and creating.  I want you to know that today’s card prove that glycerin is good for more than a laxative.  I put swatches of Balmy Blue, Pool Party and Mint Macaron inks on a tile.  I like to use a tile when mixing inks.  It saves my ink pads because sometimes I’m so excited that I forget which pad is which,  So to the tile I added a few drops of liquid glycerin.  You can find it in the make up section of your pharmacy even if the clerk tries to steer you to the laxatives.  By adding the glycerin I could mix the inks and sponge my background without streaking or “hot spots”.  It also dries quickly.  I used Balmy Blue ink and the abstract image from the Rare Blessings stamp set to stamp a few random images over the background.  The flower is from the same stamp set and is stamped with Memento Black ink and colored with Highland Heather and Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends.  I added a Pool Party ribbon and a few gemstones.  The greeting is from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set.

Thank you for spending a little of your time with me.  I hope you enjoy the card and try the technique.  You will love the result.

 

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

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

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