Global Stamping Friends Hop – 2018 SAB and Occasions

Hi everyone!

It’s time for the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop, and it really is global!! This hops around every month on the first Friday. There are folks all around the world joining this, so please take a look at all the fun stuff people have to share. Each month is a different theme, and this month it’s Sale-A-Bration and the new Occasions Catalog!!

This is pretty exciting because there are SO many new things available.  I’ve picked just a few of the many items to show you today.
I’m also working on getting some new posts up in the next week to cover all the details of Sale-A-Bration, and how you can benefit from this spectacular yearly sale – so stay tuned.

The first card I want to share uses one of my new favorites in the Occasions Catalog. It’s the Brusho Crystal Color, watercolor ink crystals. These things are fantastic! I’ve paired them up with some watercolor paper and the new Beautiful Day stamp set. Here is what I first came up with:

I used a quick and simple layout I liked, using some of the new Petal Passion Designer Series Paper (DSP) – which is all black and white images. This is perfect for pairing up with any pop of color!  In fact, I liked it so much, I made a few more using the same supplies and just changed out the color Brushos I used.

To use them, just add water to paper and sprinkle on! There are several ways to do that, and I hope to put some more info together in the near future on the differences. But the easiest way to play is with the Aqua Painters. I did that for my Winter scene card here.

Using the butterfly, here are the four different combinations I came up with:

I will definitely be using this technique lots in the future!  I also threw in a bit more color by using the Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers to color my rhinestones in the corners. You can make them a variety of different colors to match any card.

My next card for you features a new stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration catalog that you can only earn (for FREE). It’s Happy Wishes, and it has a bunch of phrases to choose from – so you can use it for just about any occasion you can think of. I used the same layout as the butterfly card, just changing up the colors and embellishments:

How simple and pretty is that! I colored the flowers with watercolor pencils, and the lemon-lime paper accent was created from the Petals & More Thinlits, which coordinate with the Petal Passion DSP. I’ve also used some of the Naturally Eclectic DSP to get that splash of colors all at once. I used a variety of Blends to color a few more rhinestones different colors, and added Wink of Stella on the flowers. Such a stunning card, I think.

I hope you like these and I hope you enjoy hopping through the rest of today’s Blog Hop!  Click the “Next” arrow to continue on, or click on any of the names below if you get lost or want to hop around.

Lisa Ann Bernard
Amanda Farlinger
Anastasia Radloff
Jan Musselman
Karie Beglau
Kimberley Anne Morris
Libby Dyson
Tricia Butts
Ellen Woodbridge
Jenn Curtis Charles
Anita Wifladt
Kristie Neal Walthall
Courtenay Heuston
Rebecca Urban
Mary Ann Kay Rossiter <—  You are HERE!
Lisa Hardie
Cheryl Algie
Marieke Bart
Amanda Bates
Angelique Stempelkeuken
Rachel Macleod
Georgia Missy Aubrey-Gaydos
Lisa Henderson
Sarah McDermott



17 responses to “Global Stamping Friends Hop – 2018 SAB and Occasions

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  4. I love your card layouts. The Brusho Technique is beautiful too. TSF


  5. What pretty cards ! Love them !


  6. Amanda Farlinger

    Very pretty. I look forward to trying Brusho.


  7. Courtenay Heuston

    These arrived yesterday – I cant wait to play and I love what you have done with them.


  8. I love all your Brusho combinations


  9. Ah! These are gorgeous! You need to do a video on the brushos. I have been playing with them and mine do not come out like this! My fav is the top right in your 4 card picture. Awesome.


  10. Fabulous cards Mary Ann… looks like you have got the Brushos just right! I really must go and find a pin & give them a try…


  11. You’re really spoiling us with these fabulous projects. I love the variations using the Beautiful Day stamp set. I must give the Brushos another try! Your SAB card is just stunning and I love the colours you’ve used too. Thanks for sharing x


  12. You’re cards are all so amazing with the embossing, Brusho Colour Crystals and Beautiful Day stamp set. You have inspired me to try more with my Brusho Colour Crystals. Thank you


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  14. Love them all. Trying to pick a favorite, but had to give up and accept I love them all. LOL


  15. Wow, those butterfly cards look so artsy! Thanks for sharing your talent 😀


  16. Gorgeous color combinations for the butterfly cards. Love them all.


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