Global Stamping Friends – Drinks Galore

Hi everyone!

It’s time for the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop, and it really is global!! This hops around every month on the first Friday. There are folks all around the world joining this, so please take a look at all the fun stuff people have to share. Each month is a different theme, and this month it’s Drinks Galore!

Since I just came out of a “Christmas in July” mode, I figured I could do one more Holiday card for this, using the Half Full stamp set.

I went for a rustic look using the burlap ribbon and some warm colors.

It’s a simple yet beautiful card. I colored the images with a few Stampin’ Blends. I absolutely LOVE them, and… Surprise!! There are more coming out in the Holiday Catalog!!! Keep an eye out for those!

I also used the Stitched Seasons framelits from the Blended Seasons Bundle – which is available NOW, while supplies last, this month only!
For the background, you’d almost never know it was from the Designer Series Paper that coordinates with the octopus stamp set (Sea of Textures)!!  The paper is the Tranquil Textures DSP, and this lovely washed look is on the back of one of the bold prints. How fun is that!

I finished it off with some metallic pearls and Wink of Stella to make it sparkle.
<Edit: I actually forgot my mistletoe when I took the first pictures!! I couldn’t figure out why it looked weird… then it finally hit me.. it’s a Christmas card! Where are the mistletoe??  LOL 🙂 So, I fixed it. >

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card, and make sure to click on through to continue on with the rest of the hop, you will be heading over to Lisa Ann’s blog next, and don’t forget to leave some nice comments to let us know what you think!
Happy Stamping!
Mak

1. Lisa Ann Bernard
2. Narelle Fasulo
3. Amanda Farlinger
4. Amber Thompson
5. Karie Beglau
6. Anastasia Radloff
7. Anja Reuss
8. Tricia Butts
9. Kimberley Anne Morris
10. Rachel Macleod
11. Marieke Bart
12. Jan Musselman
13. Angelique Stempelkeuken
14. Mary Ann Rossiter —> You are here <—

 

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Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Time to Recycle

Welcome to this month’s “Blogging Friends Blog Hop!”

Who are the ‘Blogging Friends’? We are Stampin’ Up! demonstrators all across the U.S. and Canada. Most of us haven’t met in person, but love Stampin’ Up and want to share with you! Please join us on the 1st of every month to see what wonderful things we have created!  Each month we’ll have a different theme! This month it’s Recycle!

For this one, I decided to go through my stacks of “cut up and ready to turn into a card” supplies. Have you ever prepared for lots of cards, but then only make a few? Well, I’ve done that several times, and I don’t always get back to them. Here’s just a few ready-to-be-made paper stacks, but I don’t even remember what the cards were! That’s how long ago these are from. Some are even retired colors!

So, I dug through and looked for some in current colors, and pulled those out to make into a card! I know this one originally used a tree, but I’m sure it had retired stamps and supplies on it. Here is my take on it using current and NEW products!

I used the Sheltering Tree, and the Limited Time Stamp set called Blended Seasons. I love how it turned out.  It’s got Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, and then some new colors, Mango Melody and Grapefruit Grove. The ribbon is the Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain to match. I finished it with some of the Iridescent Sequins on the tree, which go nicely with the colors on the tree. Such a simple and sweet card for any occasion.

You can order the Blended Seasons stamp set, or the bundle with the coordinating Framelits, this month only! Contact me if you have any questions on it! This is definitely a set you can use all year long.

I hope you enjoyed this recycled idea of a card, and can’t wait to see the other projects shared! Keep going on the hop to see the rest!
Mak


In case you’ve never ‘done’ a blog hop before, it’s really easy!
Click on the “Next” image below, and you’ll be taken directly to Tammy’s post, the next blog in the hop. Keep clicking on that image at the bottom of each blog post, and you’ll hop through all of the participating blogs, back to where you started!  If you’d prefer to hop about at your leisure, you can click on the individual links for each blog. Happy Hopping!

Participating Blogging Friends, in order of appearance:
Crystal Komara
Mary Blocher
Jessica Mink
Michelle Clarke
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Tammy Gill
Nikki Daigneau

 

Blended Seasons on Vellum

Hi folks!   I just wanted to share this card I made for recent product challenge I participated in.  I used the Blended Season stamp set with the Stitched Season Framelits (available as a bundle).  If you recall one of my previous posts, that’s a special Limited Time Only product that will be available starting August 1st.

If you are a Demonstrator, or would like to join my team to be one, you are able to purchase it early!! Now is definitely the time to do it as there is still the bonus of 10 FREE Ink Pads (one color family) when you join this month.  Just head on over to my sign-up page by clicking here to get more info!

Here’s the card I made with the Bundle:

There are a lot of elements on this one, and I love how they all work together.
I heat embossed the flower in black on vellum. I colored it with the Stampin’ Blends markers – Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive. I added Wink of Stella, and it made it look like shiny glass.

I added some copper to the layout with the embossed sentiment, some metallic sequins, copper foil paper flourishes, and then the copper lined ribbon from the Tea Room combo pack.

The background has a bit of texture from the Tufted Dynamic Embossing folder:

I hope you like it, let me know what you think by leaving a comment!


REMINDERS:

  • RSVP for Christmas in July is due Thursday!
  • There is the Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Special on selected Designer Series Papers this month.
  • If you sign up to be a new subscriber to Paper Pumpkin, you can save 50% on your first month! Use code BLOOM0818 .
    Select my name when you sign up and if you have any questions, I can answer them for you!

Happy Stamping!
Mak

Stampin’ Up! Specials in July

Hey folks!   How’s your July going so far?  If you did not see this in my online store yet, or in the “Specials” section of my Stampin’ Up page… then you should take note…  July has some major sales and promotions going on right now! You still have time to take advantage of these!!

Here they are all summed up for you:

  • Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper:

  • Join my team and pick 1 color family of ink pads for FREE:

  • Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and get 50% off your first month:

And one more perk – if you do join my team, you can also pre-order a special Limited Time Only Blended Seasons Bundle (stamps and thinlits), that is not available to customers until next month!

How is that for a pretty cool July (despite some 90 degree days around here)?

To top it all off, I have another Card Making Class lined up on Sat, July 28th for Christmas in July!  Check out the event details, and don’t forget to RSVP!

I hope you are as excited as I am to see all the wonderful opportunities to save! If you have any questions on the specials, just let me know!
Don’t forget to use the current Host Code (always at the top left of my home page). July’s code is UGCP3P7C.

Happy Stamping!
Mak

Designer Series Paper – What’s New at Stampin’ Up! Blog Hop

Welcome! I am happy that you are joining us for our hop today. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from around the world who are Hoppin’ With Exciting Ideas to share with you. Today we will be featuring the Designer Series Papers from the Annual Catalog.
Hopefully these will get you inspired, as Stampin’ Up! has their Buy 3 Get 1 FREE DSP sale going on this month! So, take a look, I know you will find a lot of wonderful ideas shared today.

When I looked back and saw I used the Garden Impressions 6×6 DSP for last month’s hop, and thought I’d like to share it in a different way. You may look at this paper and think flowers, but guess what! The flip sides of the flower designs have some pretty cool patterns, that don’t have to be made into flower cards!

So, here is what I came up with, it kind of looks like an abstract painting of a night sky.

It reminds me of another pack of Designer Series Paper – the Twinkle Twinkle DSP, which does have paper with stars on it! For my version, I added a few stars myself with some Whisper White Craft ink and the stars from the Little Twinkle Stamp Set. I also used some Smokey Slate with more stars for the circle with the sentiment. I stamped off once to make it much lighter.
The sentiment and the cute silver flourishes came from the Stitched Seasons Framelits and Blended Seasons Stamp Set – which will be available as a special Limited Time Offer next month, or you can get it early if you don’t already have a Demonstrator and you join my team.

Here you can see I finished it off with some Polka Dot ribbon, Silver Baker’s Twine, and of course Wink of Stella. I love that this can be a great card for anyone, and that you don’t have to make flowery cards with the flower paper! That’s the awesomeness of the Designer Series Papers… TWO sides. YAY!

I hope you enjoyed my card today, showcasing how easy it is to use the DSP as a main element to a card, as well as showing off some of those beautiful patterns on the back.

   

Please take a moment to leave a comment to let me know how you liked my project or ask me any questions about how I created it.
Don’t forget to click the NEXT icon and keep hoppin’ with us! Thanks!

Happy stamping!
Mak