Blogging Friends Blog Hop for Valentine’s

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Welcome to the “Blogging Friends Blog Hop!”

Who are the ‘Blogging Friends’? We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators located all across the U.S. and Canada who had never met before. Well, actually, we still haven’t met yet (in person). . . But, through our common bond of Stampin’ Up! and a shared love of papercrafting we have created a fun new blog hop. 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 Valentines or Reds and Pinks!

What I want to share with you today is one of the cards I created for my recent class (which was AWESOME, btw!)… There were 5 different designs, and being close to Valentine’s day, I wanted to make sure we had at least one that could be used for that purpose!
Don’t worry, I’ll have some more classes scheduled soon, so if you missed that one, there will be more! I have a placeholder for the end of February, so keep an eye out for more details on that one!
So…. here was my card:

I have seen several uses of the wonderful window from the Hearth & Home Thinlits, and thought this was perfect with the tree from the coordinating stamp set, Happy Home. These are both featured in the new Occasions Catalog, and even come as a bundle. 🙂
For my colors, I used Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo for the pinks, and Pear Pizzazz for the green grass. The tree and grass are stamped in Basic Gray, and then colored with markers. If you look closely, you can see the sparkle of the Dazzling Details glitter on the tree. Then, it’s all wrapped up with some Smokey Slate (pun intended!) thick baker’s twine.
I also like that this can be used for a Valentine’s card, or not! It’s that versatile.

I’m hoping you’ll enjoy taking a look at all the other Valentine themed ideas in this blog hop, too!

In case you’ve never ‘done’ a blog hop before, it’s really easy!  At the bottom of this post, you’ll see another image similar to the one above, and when you click on it, you’ll be taken directly to 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 – and you’ll see all of the amazing projects created for your inspiration!  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
Leanne Johnson
Michelle Clark
Lorene Yoshimura-Tanigawa
Areli Johnson
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Tammy Gill
Susan Timchack
Sarah Cade
Rick Adkins



18 responses to “Blogging Friends Blog Hop for Valentine’s

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  4. Super cute! This is another stamp set and thinlets set I wish I had. I guess it’s not too late yet:)

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  5. Cute card. Love that thinlit!

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  6. Really lovely card, I love that they added this spring set to go with the window frame die! You made a lovely valentine with a set I wouldn’t even have thought of!

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  7. Hi MaK! Great card, i got this set at On stage and have yet to ink it up! Would love to play along with you next time!

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  8. Great card, I love the color combo.

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  9. Hi Mary Ann, this is a sweet card. I didn’t buy this stamp set yet, but I’m seeing so many cute cards with it. I love the color combo too! Thanks for sharing and happy to have you join us! Crystal

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  10. I’d love to have that view from my window, Mary Ann! Such a great card – love the colour combination that you chose. I love this Hearth & Home Thinlit – I thought I was going to wear it out over Christmas 😉

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  11. Lovely card! I just adore the Hearth & Home thinlits set! So many possibilities!

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  12. Nice idea Mary Ann! Really love your color combo!

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  13. What an adorable card! Love this window frame!

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  14. So cute and I think you sold me on the stamp set. Happy to be hopping with you!


  15. Love the view out the window frame. I have that Hearth & Home Thinlits but have not used it yet. I’m glad that they came out with the Happy Home stamp set to use with the thinlits dies, it gives us options.


  16. Super cute card, Mary Ann!


  17. Really cute card!


  18. Great card! I love the window frame and outdoor scene! Happy Blog Hopping Day – so happy to be tagging along with you!


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