Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Taste of the Tropics

Blogging Friends Icon

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: Taste of the Tropics!!

Apparently, I’m not a ‘beachy’ kinda person… I have the kind of skin that burns even thinking of going in the sun…  So I don’t have pineapple stamps, or flip flop stamps, or even beach scene stamps! But you know what.. that’s ok!
I was still able to come through with flying colors for this month because… Stampin’ Up is that awesome. 🙂  What I DO have is a spectacular Designer Series Paper Stack, called Serene Scenery, that has beachy stuff. YAY!  If you have not checked it out yet, you should.. It’s got designs that look like PHOTOS! So incredibly pretty… and are great for more than cards!
That brings me to my creation for this month…  it’s not a card… it’s a hanging wall plaque!
I picked the ‘sand and water’ looking piece of DSP, and added some stamps, and voila! Instant wall decoration!  I love this one:

I used an 8″ x 8″ picture frame from the local big box store, a few layers of cardstock (Bermuda Bay, White, Black) for the mats, the 6″ x 6″ DSP and some stamps to create this wonderful piece. I was so glad I had the new “Labeler Alphabet” stamp set, since you can make any saying with it! The grassy flowers are from the “In the Meadow” stamp set.  I stamped the Letters on white, then cut them out, and layered them on Vellum.

Here’s the trick to this one!  I was so worried I would not stamp the flowers in the right spots, and I did not want to mess up my DSP.. so I took a window sheet, and put it over the dsp, stamped on that with Memento (so I could re-do it if needed), and moved it around until I was happy with it to see what it would look like:

Then, I was so thrilled with my creative idea LOL… that I decided to cut the window sheet to match the DSP, and just put it right on top! Once you put the frame back together, you can’t even tell it’s there!  And of course, when I stamped it again in Stazon to make it permanent, I stamped it in a different spot. Oh well – that’s how it always goes, right? I still love how it turned out.

I also wanted to share some of the other images in the DSP stack, as I plan on making a few more projects like this, since these are so pretty:

I hope you enjoyed this, and don’t forget to check out my class schedule, as I have some classes coming up in the next two weeks.. both for All-Occasion and Christmas Holiday Cards!

Now…. Please take the time to hop on through the rest of the Blog Hop today, and I hope you enjoy 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!

Continue on Blog Hop IconParticipating Blogging Friends, in order of appearance:

Crystal Komara
Anna Masciovecchio
Danica Ferrante
Jessica Mink
Jodi Horsley
Michelle Clark
Lorene Yoshimura-Tanigawa
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Tammy Gill
Rick Adkins


7 responses to “Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Taste of the Tropics

  1. Anna Masciovecchio

    Beautiful project!


  2. Pingback: July’s Blogging Friends Blog Hop: Tropical Theme – Rick D. Adkins (Artist & Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator)

  3. What a fabulous Idea Mary Ann. I too love that paper but haven’t stamped on it yet. Love how you layered the vellum over top for a beautiful look!


  4. Pingback: Celebrating The Summer - August Blogging Friends Blog Hop

  5. WOW, what a fabulous way to welcome people into your home, Mary Ann. I did not buy that DSP, but it couldn’t work more beautifully for something like this. And the vellum overlay!? Genius! Thanks for another great blog hop this month!! Crystal


  6. Well, I don’t have this DSP yet but it just went to the top of my wish list. Beautiful project Mary Ann! (and not to worry, I own enough “beachy’ stamps for both of us, lol!)


  7. I love this DSP! It’s perfect for beach summer themed projects! I love that you worked with what you had and made it work…I am constantly doing this myself. Great project!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s