Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Holidays

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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 was a choice, and I picked Christmas!!

Before I get to my projects, if you’ve come here from Lorene’s blog you already know… but, we have a special guest this month!  It’s Brian King! YAY!
A while back, I shared a picture <click here to see that post> of when I got to meet up with him at one of our Stampin’ Up Events. I didn’t want to only share the same picture again, so I dug around a bit, and found an older one! July 2014 to be exact. Brian is quite the character and I believe this was a “quick, Brian’s gonna grab the camera and do a selfie” type of picture. . LOL.

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Welcome Brian!  And now…. here are a few of the projects I’ve put together for this month’s hop!

Since it’s almost the end of the Christmas craft fair season for me, I thought I’d share a few of the cute little treat holders and tags that I’ve put together:

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These all use the adorable Cookie Cutter Christmas set with the coordinating punch. I’ve seen a lot of projects like these floating around the web, and I just had to make some myself! I bet folks will love them!

The next project is a super quick card I put together using the Merry Mice set. I found a cute card I had in my sample box from a while back (with retired items) and decided to update it with the mice, sequins, and Wink of Stella! The snowflakes come from the Tin of Tags set, and the sequins are the Fancy Frost Sequins. All of these can be found in the Holiday Catalog.🙂

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The next cards I will share are from a recent Stamp Camp I atended. I am so glad I get the opportunity to go to these, as they are a blast!
Many of these use the new copper foil sheets, I love the copper in them, it gives them such a nice shine and regal look.
This one highlights the Pretty Pines Thinlets Dies with the pine cone and pines. The background uses the Cable Knit embossing folder.

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The next one also uses the pine cones – along with the Merry Medley background stamp embossed in copper.:

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Isn’t the copper so pretty?  Here is one that uses the Copper Foil with the Brick Wall embossing folder:

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The holly swag is from the Holly Berry Happiness set. It has a coordinating punch for the bow and leaves! The mini pine cones are also copper and hang from the Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine.

This next one is one of my favorites!  It’s using the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set with matching Thinlit die set.

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It’s hard to see in the picture, but it’s actually put together so it looks like a picture frame! The shiny copper sleigh really makes the card pop. The sentiment is from the Wonderful Year stamp set, which is perfect for all your holiday cards!

This last project doesn’t use copper, instead it gets the sparkly-ness from the glimmer paper! Both red and gold glimmer paper here on top of an ornament from the Merriest Wishes Stamp set and Merry Tags Framelits. Add some pines with the Pine Bough embossing folder, and you’re all set.

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I hope you enjoyed these projects! Many of these products are in the Holiday Catalog, which will end on January 3rd. So – if you want anything from it, don’t delay!
Stampin’ Up will be starting their Year End Closeout today, and you’ll want to check out the store to see all the discounts – but hurry because some items will be as only as supplies last.

You can click here to get to my online store.  :)


Now…. Please take the time to hop on through the rest of the Blog Hop today, you will be heading over to Tammy, and I hope you have fun looking through all their projects, too!

In case you’ve never ‘done’ a blog hop before, it’s really easy!
Click on the 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!

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Participating Blogging Friends, in order of appearance:

Rick Adkins
Guest Blogger: Brian King
Crystal Komara
Anna Masciovecchio
Anne Power
Mary Blocher
Danica Ferrante
Jessica Mink
Jodi Horsley
Leanne Johnson
Michelle Clark
Lorene Yoshimura-Tanigawa
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Tammy Gill
Jenny Gauthier

Online Extravaganza Starts Monday

Hi folks!

In case you haven’t noticed yet, it’s almost Thanksgiving! ACK! Time flies!!

As everyone in the shopping mood starts thinking about Black Friday… here are some specials you won’t want to miss, and you don’t even have to wait until Friday!
Starting tomorrow, Monday November 21st, Stampin’ Up! is having an Online Extravaganza packed with specials ranging from 10 to 40% off selected items!

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There will also be two separate days of ONE DAY ONLY Specials!
Check out the deals for this Monday, NOV 21st ONLY:

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Then, at the end of the week long fun, you can look forward to these products on special next Monday NOV 28th ONLY:

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WOW! This is going to be a pretty good week for everyone!  There is quite a long list of items on special during the week, and to see the list, click HERE for the flyer.

* * For anyone placing an online order under $150, please use this code * *
Hostess Code: JB7MAT2X

Also, don’t forget to check out the rest of the current November specials, with 25% off of selected sets HERE.

If there are questions on any of this, just drop me a line and I can help you out!
Happy Shopping everyone!
Mak

Vendor Fair Time

Hi folks!  I hope everyone has had a great start so far this November.  Just a quick note here….  In case you missed it on my calendar, it’s Fair time again!!

If you are out and about near Bainbridge today, make sure to stop over and say hi! I’ll even have a treat for you.  :)  Here’s the info for the event:

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I hope to see you all, and keep an eye out for some pictures coming up soon from the Stamp Camp I recently attended… there were SO MANY cute projects, AND prizes!!
Mak

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Lovely As A Tree

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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: Lovely As A Tree!!

A few months back you may remember my favorite stamp set that I selected for our hop was also Lovely As A Tree… So, this month I have just a few quick and simple ideas to share with you using the three main tree stamps from the set.

Here’s a Fall Themed card, great for anytime of the year really. Even though it’s not Halloween anymore, it doesn’t mean you can’t use the ‘Halloween” supplies! Here I have the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper, and the Halloween Night Enamel Dots. But it doesn’t look like a Halloween card, right?
I used the Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, and Chocolate Chip markers on the tree, and also to color the different parts of the phrase – which is from the Suite Seasons stamp set.

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Next we have a Christmas card, in Soft Sky and Smokey Slate. I love the subtle look those colors give. I sponged some Soft Sky ink onto the sky using the new sponge brayers. The sentiment is from Greetings From Santa. I wrapped some Silver Metallic Thread around the card, and added some rhinestones and Wink of Stella on the trees.

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I don’t want you to miss out on the shimmery effects coming from Wink of Stella, so here’s another look at the trees up close:

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The last card for today is another Christmas card, but in more traditional colors, using Real Red and Garden Green. Although, as you can see, it can be used for any other occasion around that time period as well, as there is no specific sentiment on the front. How about a thank you card from some gifts? Completely possible.
For this, I inked up the tree in Garden Green, then used the Chocolate Chip marker to color the stem on the stamp, then stamped on the paper. The tree is sitting in the Layering Oval Framelits, and has the scalloped edge in the Red Glimmer Paper. The background is the This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper. I tied some bows using the Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine. Oh, and the red rhinestones? They can be created with a red sharpie.🙂

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I hope you enjoyed these projects using Lovely As A Tree, I know I did!


Here’s some additional info that may make you happy as well!!
Starting today, Stampin’ Up has some new sales going on – along with the release of the NEW Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies!  The dies are available starting November 1st, ahead of being released in the next catalog! YAY!

And… to go along with these fabulous dies, they are offering a 25% discount on select stamp sets from Nov 1st through Nov 30th.

Click the image to see them all:www.stampinmak.com


Now…. Please take the time to hop on through the rest of the Blog Hop today, you will be heading over to Tammy, and I hope you enjoy everyone’s projects!

In case you’ve never ‘done’ a blog hop before, it’s really easy!
Click on the 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!

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Participating Blogging Friends, in order of appearance:

Crystal Komara
Anna Masciovecchio
Libby Fens
Anne Power
Danica Ferrante
Deborah Smart
Jessica Mink
Jodi Horsley
Leanne Johnson
Michelle Clark
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Tammy Gill
Rick Adkins
Lisa Reber

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – New Holiday Catalog

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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: The new Holiday Catalog!!

So…. what I have decided to do is show off a few projects made at my recent classes!  I know just looking at the Holiday Catalog, you see a lot of Christmas and Halloween.. but, if you keep looking, you will find all occasions!  Here is a great example.  This one uses a few new accessories – the Pretty Paisleys Embossing folder and the Fancy Frost sequins:

www.stampinmak.comI also used the adorable Baby Bear and the Banners for You with the coordinating Bunch of Banners Framelits. I sponged some of the Pacific Point ink onto the embossed design to make it stand out more then added some silver metallic thread. You could switch out the phrase for almost any occasion!


This next one is right out of the catalog (with minor changes). It uses the Jolly Friends stamp set moose and hat. The hat was punched out with the coordinating Jolly Hat Builder punch:

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I love the mini jingle bells added to the hat! You can also see how easy it is to use the catalog as inspiration – and then adjust to accommodate what you like! Oh, and the “Merry Wishes” is from the “Oh, What Fun” set in the Annual catalog in case you’re looking for it.


This next one I love because the basic layout can be used so many ways:

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This uses the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamps with the Cookie Cutter Builder punch. The pretty swirly candy is from the Candy Cane Lane Designers Series Paper (DSP). And to top it all off with the sweet theme is the Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape. The Real Red designs can go with almost anything.


Here’s a cutie for all those mice lovers out there:

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The mice in this set, Merry Mice, are absolutely cute. And the best part is that you can color them which ever way you like. I used a few different markers with a blender pen on an acrylic block. It gives the colors a more subtle look than a full strength marker. The DSP is from the Annual Catalog, and check it out! It’s This Christmas and it’s a specialty paper since it’s a little thinner, and you get twice as much! To top it off with bling, I added some gold metallic thread, as well as a gold star from the Metallic Enamel shapes.


This last one I struggled with deciding if I wanted to include it or not, as it is a  direct copy from one of the wonderful Stampin’ Up Artisan Design Team Members, Allison Okamitsu, over on NicePeopleStamp. First I’ll show you the card, then I’ll show why I decided to include it after all!  Here is her cute original layout:

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I added some Wink of Stella to make the antlers sparkle.🙂
I did this for a class since I thought it was so cute, and the Cable Knit Dynamic embossing folder was a hit! I stapled the red metallic Candy Cane Baker’s twine to the card with our stapler.  I even gave the class attendees options… here’s the moose they could swap out:

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It works well both ways!

So, here’s what brings me to keeping this one on here….
One of the class members decided to make it a birthday card in the holiday season, and switched out a few things… which I always encourage – if you need a different sentiment, we can do that!  However, it the was end result that had me laughing…  The folks in class realized they could also use the Cookie Cutter punch to make the bow tie.. so they dressed their reindeer up a bit… and then this showed up:

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Oh My Goodness. I laughed. and HAD to take a picture! It’s the ‘cool’ reindeer that looks like he’s had a few too many! :)  I’m sure she won’t mind me sharing her lovely creation with the world – we all loved it.

Well I hope you’ve enjoyed your tour through some of the cool new products available in the new Holiday Catalog!  If you need to order anything, just hop over to my store and order away!!  There are a few specials going on this month, so take a peek at those, too!  If you have questions – just let me know!


Now…. Please take the time to hop on through the rest of the Blog Hop today, you will be heading over to Tammy, and I hope you enjoy everyone’s projects!

In case you’ve never ‘done’ a blog hop before, it’s really easy!
Click on the 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!

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Participating Blogging Friends, in order of appearance:

Crystal Komara
Anna Masciovecchio
Libby Fens
Anne Power
Mary Blocher
Danica Ferrante
Deborah Smart
Jessica Mink
Jodi Horsley
Leanne Johnson
Michelle Clark
Lorene Yoshimura-Tanigawa
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Tammy Gill
Rick Adkins
Lisa Reber
Jenny Lane Gauthier