Global Stamping Friends – Sketch Challenge

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 a Design Sketch Challenge:

I liked how clean this was, and went through a few scenarios of what I would use. I decided to mix some outgoing products, returning products, and some new ones! Here’s what I came up with:

First, I want to point out that not all cards need a sentiment! This allows for the sender to write whatever they like on the inside! It can be a “just because I like the pretty design” kind of card!
I used the new Painted Glass stamp set for the lovely circle design. The inside has the same image stamped a few times, but stamped in Smokey Slate after stamping off on scrap paper first to make it even lighter.

I took this opportunity to use some of the new Blends Markers I received at Stampin’ Up’s OnStage event a few weeks ago. I used the new Pineapple Punch and Lovely Lipstick, then added in few additional colors I already had.

The background paper is from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack – which is carrying over to the new catalog! YAY!

The decorative black design across the card comes from the Stained Glass Thinlits, the coordinating set to go with the stamp set. This will also be available as a bundle so you can save 10% when you purchase it as the bundle. 🙂

The cute little circle embellishments are the Glitter Enamel Dots, and those will be retiring soon, so get them now if you don’t have them!

I couldn’t resist adding a bit of Wink of Stella to make it sparkle:

I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did. I think I will need to make a few more of these to use up the rest of my Glitter Enamel Dots since they went so well with this design.

Please take some time to continue on with the rest of the hop, you will be heading over to Sarah’s blog next, and don’t forget to leave some nice comments to let us know what you think!
Happy Stamping!

  1. Jenn Curtis Charles
  2. Tricia Butts
  3. Anastasia Radloff
  4. Anita Wifladt
  5. Anja Reuss
  6. Jan Musselman
  7. Lisa Ann Bernard
  8. Angélique Stempelkeuken
  9. Sharon Dalton
  10. Vicky Wright
  11. Marieke Bart
  12. Mary Ann Kay Rossiter  <— You are here
  13. Sarah Mcdermott
  14. Kimberley Anne Morris



Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Fun Folds

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 Fun Folds!

I’ve decided to dig into some of my retiring products and mix the old with the new. The new fold I used is something I’ve only seen recently, called the Impossible Card. As far as I can tell, it’s not all that impossible – in fact it’s quite manageable!

I took a couple pictures so you can get views from a few sides. Here’s my Wisteria Wonder & Elegant Eggplant Butterfly card:

I used Watercolor Wings for the butterfly, and the Bold Butterfly Framelits. The sentiment came from the Rose Wonder stamp set. The black and white leaf paper is the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper.
There is vellum for the cutout butterfly, as well as the leaves that came from the Petals & More thinlits (the Petals & More thinlits will be in the new catalog).

Along with the shades of purple, I’ve added some Night of Navy ink to finish off the butterfly. I’ve added Wink of Stella on both butterflies, and some rhinestones to give it some additional sparkle.

The best part about this stand-up card, is that it still folds flat! Here’s a picture from the top:

Pretty nifty, huh? You can just fold that flap down, and it fits in a standard size envelope just like the regular cards.
It’s such a happy card, and I love how it turned out. If you have given this fold a try, let me know, I’d love to see your take on it!

Don’t forget to check out my calendar, I have classes lined up for the rest of the month! The next one will showcase some of the retiring products, and RSVP is due in a few days!

Happy Stamping!

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 Rick’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
Libby Fens
Mary Blocher
Michelle Clark
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Rick Adkins
Nikki Daigneau
Janey Backer


Celebrate with Flowers

Recently I was able to attend Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage event, which was such a wonderful time!  I wanted to share one of the cards I made for swapping with my fellow demonstrators:

Such a fun, bright, spring-like card! I used the Perennial Birthday stamp set with the Celebrate You thinlits from Sale-A-Bration (this will be available in the new catalog, YAY).
It was easy to get the fun colored flowers, too. I stamped them with the inks, then used sponge daubers to swirl some color on them. Quick, easy, and looks great. I added some Wink of Stella on some of the flowers to give it added pizzazz. Keep checking back as I will be sharing some of the wonderful swaps I got in return.

Here are some quick reminders for you:

  • The retiring items have been posted, and are going fast! Many are ‘while supplies last’, so if there’s something you have your eye on, grab it ASAP!
  • The Clearance Rank was restocked at the same time. Those items are also going quickly, and once they are gone, they are gone!
  • I’m giving it a go at doing more live videos – so make sure to like my Facebook page so you can get notices when I do those.
  • I have added some more Saturday classes for May, so make sure to check the calendar – I’m switching things up a bit since it’s coming up on my 15th year Anniversary with Stampin’ Up! YAY!

Happy Stampin!

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Global Stamping Friends – Exciting Times

Hi everyone!

It’s time for the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop, and it really is global!! This month we have an extra special mid-month edition to share from folks all around the world joining this, so please take a look at all the fun stuff people have to share. This month it’s an Exciting Time as we have a NEW Catalog right around the corner! So, we will be showing some previews of items in the New Catalog!!

Every year there are 5 brand new In Colors from Stampin’ Up! I’ve decided to highlight ALL 5 of them in my card today. I used some sponging, and went to town on some Whisper White card stock. Check out the background:

The 5 new In Colors are Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, and Blueberry Bushel. You can see how they fit into the new color Revamp by clicking here.

The brand new stamp set I used is called Enjoy Life, and it’s inspired by one of the Million Sales Achievers, Connie Fitzgerald. It’s such a great set, and I loved the borderline snarkiness of the sentiment I used for this. I used the two coordinating Scallop Circle punches for that. Behind the sentiment is some of the new Black Cording that I unraveled.
For some added sparkle, I added some rhinestones that I colored with the coordinating new Blends markers – Lovely Lipstick and Pineapple Punch. I also used Pumpkin Pie to match the Grapefruit Grove color sky.

I think this is such a fun, bright and wonderful card that anyone would love!

I can’t wait to share more of the new catalog with you, so keep coming back. 🙂

Now, I hope you have fun hopping around the rest of today’s blog hop!
Click the “Next” arrow to continue on, or click on any of the names below if you get lost or want to hop around.

  1. Libby Dyson
  2. Courtenay Heuston
  3. Sharon Dalton
  4. Anastasia Radloff
  5. Karie Beglau
  6. Amanda Bates
  7. Rebecca Urban
  8. Lisa Ann Bernard
  9. Anita Wifladt
  10. Mary Ann Rossiter <— You are here
  11. Kimberley Morris
  12. Jenn Curtis Charles
  13. Angelique Stempelkeuken
  14. Vicky Wright
  15. Amanda Farlinger
  16. Marieke Bart
  17. Sarah McDermott

Color Revamp and Retiring Products

Well it took a bit longer than planned, but I have a bunch of information for you on a brand new “NEW” page now!

Check up at the top menu, there is a *NEW* menu option. I have two pages under there, one for the Retiring Products, and one for the Color Revamp.

If you haven’t had a chance to learn about the Color Revamp yet – WOW, you are going to love it! Even though that means there are some fun colors going away, there are even more that are new or coming back! You will want to check out the brand new Core colors, as well as this year’s new In Colors.

Here is a quick view of the new Color Families:

How exciting!!  You can check out more details on the Color Revamp page.
** Don’t forget to order any products you need in the retiring colors ASAP, as many items are “while supplies last” and won’t make it through to the new catalog date!

Click HERE to head over to the Retiring Products information. If you need help ordering, just let me know!

This week I will have some samples we made at the recent OnStage Event held by Stampin’ Up! It was a blast, and we got to see the new colors, the new catalog, and even got to pre-order some new products before anyone else! These are just some of the fun benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. 🙂
If you want to join my team, just contact me! I would love to hear from you!
Happy Stamping!