Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Ring in the New Year

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 Friday of every month to see what wonderful things we have created!  Each month we’ll have a different theme! This month it’s Ring in the New Year!

I was pretty excited about this one because I wanted to create something using a technique we were reminded about at the most recent Stampin’ Up! OnStage event – Simple Stamping!!
It sounds silly, but it really was hard to do! Imagine getting back to the roots of stamping: Stamp, paper, ink. Sounds simple right? Well, I guess I need more practice since I decided to use my Big Shot. 🙂 And, I love how it turned out!

Here I mixed up a bit of the Annual Catalog product with some of the Holiday Catalog items. Check out the result:

I started with the Silver Foil-Edged Cards and Envelopes, then layered Basic Black and Whisper White Cardstock to get a simple easy layered card with some shine to it. I die cut the “Happy” from the Merry Christmas Thinlits in Silver Foil and Black cardstock. Both the thinlits and the Silver Foil-Edge cards are in the Holiday Catalog – so they will be gone soon (click here to get them now while you still can).

From the Annual Catalog, I used the Lined Alphabet stamps with Memento ink. I overlapped the letters and colored them in with various colors of the Stampin’ Blends. I outlined them in Light Pool Party to make it look like a shadow. I colored some Wink of Stella all over the letters so they all sparkle with the rhinestones added.

I hope you liked my take on Ringing in the New Year with some *almost* simple stamping!

We are doing something a bit different now with navigation for our hop, so please make sure to check out the other fabulous entries in this month’s hop by clicking on the frog button below!!

We would all love to read your comments, and thanks for stopping by!


Online Extravaganza Starts Today!

Howdy Stampers!!

I didn’t want you to miss out on this one!  Starting today Stampin’ Up! is having not one, but THREE awesome sales for their Online Extravaganza!

Each one is two days long, and focuses on different categories of our supplies.  First up are the paper and embellishments!
Don’t forget to use the current Host Code: 2EB77KEH and if you have any questions, just contact me!

Click the picture below to go right over to my online store:

Happy Stamping!

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Christmas

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 Christmas or Hanukkah!

I have two Christmas cards for you today, both showcasing some spectacular papers available in our Holiday Catalog.

The first is a whimsical design using the Dashing Deer Bundle.

The fun leaping deer is one of the four deer shaped thinlits. I used a sponge dauber and covered it with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint to give it some sparkle. The lovely plaid paper is from the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper pack. The stitched circle is on vellum so you can still see the DSP through it. Lining the DSP and the sentiment are two new colors of glimmer paper in the Joyous Noel 6″x6″ Glimmer Paper stack – Merry Merlot and Tranquil Tide. It just makes the whole card sparkle and shine. Topping it off are some of the Clear Epoxy Droplets.
I love how this turned out and it is such an easy layout to use!

The next card is also a simple to use layout – featuring one of the wonderful and shiny DSP designs. I used the Joyous Noel Specialty DSP which has fabulous shiny foil accents for the background.

I layered some Copper Foil paper, vellum, and a circle of the Joyous Noel DSP with the coordinating Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible Ribbon. This is all under one of the great banner framelits from the Farmhouse Christmas Bundle. The copper embossed sentiment fits perfectly in the framelit.

I hope you enjoyed these two cards and they inspire you to make something sparklie for the season.

Reminder: If you are looking to make some Christmas cards for the season, I still have one more class lined up in my Christmas Card Class Series – scheduled for Saturday, Nov 17th. Be sure to RSVP so I can make sure I have room for you!

Enjoy the rest of today’s hop, and don’t forget to leave a comment to let us know what you think!

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 Hannah’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!

Rick Adkins
Mary Blocher
Michelle Clarke
Janey Backer
Mary Ann Rossiter <— You are here
Hannah Townsend
Tammy Gill
Libby Fens
Jessica Mink


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24 Hour Birthday Sale!

Hi folks!

Just wanted to share this great 24 hour SALE from Stampin’ Up!

24 hours only, and there are some great sets included in this!  Click the picture to head over to my online store, get a good look at all the wonderful stamp sets and START SHOPPING!  🙂

Don’t forget to use the current host code, NDHURKYT .
* For anyone placing an order with this host code today, I will send you a special gift from me! *

If you have any questions, just contact me!

Farmhouse Christmas – 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 products from the new Holiday Catalog, and I selected Farmhouse Christmas!

The funny thing is, I didn’t make a Christmas card! I wanted to show you that the products don’t always have to be used for the obvious reasons. I actually went for a more fall themed color scheme, and made it an “any occasion” card, using only stamps and dies from the Farmhouse Christmas Bundle.

I know I wanted to make a card like this the moment I saw this set, and I got to use the Stampin’ Blends markers to color it all in. I used a whole bunch of them, too! I’m glad there are some new colors in the Holiday Catalog, those came in handy. Two fo the new colors, Cajun Craze and Mango Melody, helped out with the windows and the roof.  Other colors used were Old Olive, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler,  Soft Suede and Bronze. I could play all day with this set and these markers!
The fantastic fence also comes with the framelits, and I cut it out of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper – instant fence texture!
(Just a note on the fence… I cut two of them and glued them together to get the whole width of the card.)

For the colorful sky, I sponged a bit of many colors together. I used Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Rich Razzleberry. I made sure not to press too hard, as I wanted it to be pretty light. I added some Wink of Stella to the windows for the final sparkle.

I hope you enjoyed my card today, showing you how easy it is to make non-Holiday cards from the Holiday Catalog!


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!