Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Apr2016

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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. We 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: Our Favorite Stamp Set (or two, or three..)!

Since I’ve been a demonstrator for almost 13 years, I have LOTS of favorites… It was hard narrowing it down, but I did… to just one. Maybe one day I’ll go back and pick my top 10.. but that’s not for today. 🙂

Having picked the one set, I decided to do a technique video on Masking. Check out the video, and then continue reading on for pictures of the cards featured in the video, as well as hopping over to the rest of the wonderful blogs in this month’s hop!  Here’s the video for your amusement:

Pretty neat huh?  I think I’m getting the hang of it… mostly… well, at least I’m figuring out how to do more things with this whole video thing. There’s no stopping me now! Mwaa haa haaa! 🙂

Here are some pics of the cards featured:

Here’s another that I really liked… I love BOTH of those stamps from this set:

You can see I did some selective inking on that one to hide the base of the group of trees. This way it looks like they are in the snow.

And here are some more that have been featured on my blog in the past, you can click on them to go to those posts:


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And, here’s one more for a bonus… an oldie, but a goodie.. I only have a picture of this, and as you can see, I love using this tree on vellum!

So, now that you have lots of ideas for the Lovely as a Tree stamp set, hop over to Tammy’s site to see what she has for you today!


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 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


18 responses to “Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Apr2016

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  3. These are incredibly cool! I am going to have to TRY to case them!

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  5. Very cool cards. Another versatile stamp set to own.

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  6. Beautiful cards Mary Ann, I hope this set never retires!

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  7. There’s a reason why Lovely as a Tree has been around so long – because it’s gorgeous, and versatile! Love your projects, MAK! Keep it up with the videos – they’re great 🙂

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  9. Lovely as a Tree is also one of my favorites. I hope it never retires. Great video!

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  10. I just purchased this set this year. You have given me some great ideas showcasing this stamp set. Great projects! Thank you for sharing!

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  11. Beautiful cards! I love this set, too! Thanks for sharing so many ideas!

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  12. Oh wow, what a way to honor the oldest stamp set in our catalog! Lovely As a Tree is a fabulous, universal set and you have shown us many, many uses with it. Very well done, Mary Ann! xo Crystal

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  13. There is never a day that this set has ever let anyone down. Great projects and creativity.

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  14. Greatest stampset of all time! I keep hearing year after year, how it can never leave the catalogue. SO versatile! Great samples of all the lovely cards you can create with it. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Hopefully this will be a set that will be around forever! Thank you for sharing your great projects and for your insipration.

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  16. Still one of my favorite sets also! Beautiful cards Mary Ann!

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  17. Love this stamp set. Again if it retires I am going to die!

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  18. This is a stamp set I always say I am going to get but haven’t yet. If it’s still around in the next catalog I think I may just have to get it!! Thanks for the inspiration:)

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