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 Halloween!
For the past few years, we have had some unintentional pumpkin vines in our yard, and have had dozens of pumpkins each year. This summer we finally cleaned it all up, so sadly, I have no more pumpkins. That is why I chose pumpkins for my Halloween card! Here is my creation:
I used the Hostess special stamp set, Merry Patterns, and paired it up with Season to Sparkle to get the Happy Halloween and spooky bird! That little bird fit right in perched up on top of the cute swirl!
The Designer Series Paper is the Painted Autumn, and is one of the packs on sale just for a few more days during the Buy 3 get 1 Free special.
Here’s a tip for this one – I actually cut the rectangle, then cut the pumpkins from the middle of it on the back side. You don’t see that part anyway, so no sense in wasting good pumpkins!
Some sponging on the white space, and some Burlap ribbon give it a more rustic feel.
One thing that is completely new is how I colored the words!! Stampin’ Up is going to be releasing new alcohol markers, called Stampin’ Blends! Right now you can only get them for a short time, and ONLY if you are a demonstrator!
If you want to join my team, you can get these in your starter kit!! Just contact me to learn more, or click here to join. 🙂
I hope you enjoyed this not-so-spooky Halloween card, as I sure did! Don’t forget to leave a comment and visit all the other wonderful stops along the hop today!
In case you get lost or want to hop around, here is the list of participants:
- Stephanie Nash
- Ellen Woodbridge
- Kimberley Anne Morris
- Karie Beglau
- Angelique Stempelkeuken
- Jan Musselman
- Mary Ann Kay Rossiter <— you are HERE
- Tricia Butts
- Jenn Curtis Charles
- Christina Walker
- Narelle Fasulo
- Marieke Bart
- Sarah McDermott
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Posted in 2017-2018 Catalog, 2017-2018 Holiday Catalog, Card Samples, Global Stamping Friends, SU Specials
Tagged #retissornnayram, Blends, coloring, DSP, Fall, Halloween, pumpkins, rhinestones, ribbon, sponging
Hi folks! What an exciting start to the month of October! Halloween blog hops (there is another one on Friday, so don’t miss it), TWO Stampin’ Up Specials, a Stamp-a-Stack class for World Card Making Day… and a whole bunch of cards to share in between everything going on!
For this fall themed card I have for you, I used one of the Designer Series Papers included in the Buy 3 Get 1 Free special – Painted Autumn. It’s got a lovely mix of colors, and they fit right on with the colors picked for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge #261.
The colors screamed ‘fall’ to me.. and as hard as I tried to make a neon green flower, it didn’t quite turn out. 🙂 So, I made a Coral one instead!
I love all the elements of this one.. It’s got a strip of the DSP with Cajun Craze behind it. The flower from Painted Harvest is stamped with both the Calypso Coral and Cajun Craze. I used both Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide for the middle and the leaves.
The vellum leaves are punched with the coordinating Leaf punch (available in the bundle to save 10%), and all washed over with some Wink of Stella for the sparkle. A little bit of the Tranquil Tide ribbon is peeking out from the bottom. I also used the same Layered Leaves embossing folder as one of my Halloween cards since it fit in nicely with the other leaves.
Such a fun card to make! Don’t forget to check out the DSP special so you can pick up some of the fun papers to make your own creations! 🙂
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Posted in 2017-2018 Catalog, 2017-2018 Holiday Catalog, Card Samples, Paper Craft Crew, SU Specials
Tagged #PCC261, #retissornnayram, DSP, embossing folder, Fall, Flowers, ribbon, Wink of Stella
Welcome to this month’s “Blogging Friends Blog Hop!”
Happy October folks! It’s the first of the month, and time for the Halloween version of the Blogging Friends Blog Hop!
There are so many wonderful Halloween items in the Holiday Catalog, so I will be sharing more throughout the month. Today I’ve chosen a few of my favorites.
One of the holiday themed Designers Series Papers, Spooky Night DSP, is great for Halloween with the combination of Black and Orange, in this case – Pumpkin Pie.
One of the designs has multiple prints of the same tree with moon image, ready for cutting out and making multiple projects! I paired it up with the Cat Punch and some Black Rhinestones for the whole spooky cat look.
Along the side of the DSP is the Vintage Crochet Trim. The Happy Halloween stamp is from the Spooky Cat set which coordinates with the punch. You can get this as a bundle and save 10%! A little bit of vellum is behind the sentiment and I used the Layered Leaves embossing folder for the extra dimension in the background.
To finish it off I added Wink of Stella all over the tree:
Such a quick and easy card ready for Halloween!
Stay tuned for more Halloween samples, as well as information on some NEW Stampin’ Up specials for the new month. You won’t want to miss out on those!
Thanks for stopping by this time and I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!
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 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!
Participating Blogging Friends, in order of appearance:
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
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H folks! I have a few things to share with you today. First – I wanted to show you another wonderful card made with the Merry Patterns Hostess stamp set (the one you can earn for free). I borrowed the layout from a sketch challenge, and the colors from one of the cards Janet Holmes created using that layout.
After switching out a few pieces, here is what I came up with:
It’s got the Merry Patterns stamp, a snowflake die from the Seasonal Layers thinlits, the Softly Falling embossing folder, Silver Metallic Edge ribbon and Metallic Thread, and a piece of the Be Merry Designer Series Paper. I love the pops of silver with the Cherry Cobbler red.
The second card I want to share is a re-make of one I recently posted. It’s using the same stamp as above, but with a bit more color.
The original card can be found here. When I made that one I started gluing things down before properly aligning all the pieces. 🙂 So, I had to leave out the light. I really wanted that light, so I made another one!
I love this one. 🙂 I also added more to the sign post so it didn’t look like the sign was going to fall off the post! I hope you like the re-do! Is there anything you’ve done and then wanted to make a re-do? I’d love to hear about them!
Last but not least, don’t forget there is a Big Card Class this coming Sunday!
* * Be sure to RSVP so I have enough supplies ready. I have limited space, so reply early if you want to come!
Happy Stamping everyone!
Posted in 2017-2018 Catalog, 2017-2018 Holiday Catalog, Card Samples, Classes, SU Specials
Tagged #retissornnayram, Christmas, classes, DSP, embossing folder, rhinestones, Specials, thinlits, Wink of Stella
Hi folks! As I’m going through all the projects I want to share with you, I came across the Paper Craft Crew’s Inspiration Challenge #259. I was completely drawn to the bright colors, and thought… I can use that!! So here is the inspirational picture:
I was in the process of getting all the Merry Patterns cards lined up, and decided I could use the colors in the Inspiration picture to make a holiday card in a not-so-traditional fashion. Here is what I came up with:
I love how fun and festive it turned out! I used the Merry Patterns set (the Hostess special) with some sponge daubers to get the colored letters. I was so excited to finally use the Brightly Lit Christmas set with matching Christmas Lamppost Thinlits for the post and presents. For the background snowflakes I pulled out my go-to set of Christmas Pines – I love how they are just the right size for backgrounds!
I’m not sure what the actual colors in the Inspiration picture are, but I used Real Red, Berry Burst, Crushed Curry and Marina Mist for my card. I used my Aqua Painter with a little Smokey Slate for the shadow on the ground. For the sign, I cut out a little strip of one of the darker designs in the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. I sponged a bit of Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake around the edge of the sign to blend it to the wood. I think it turned out great, and I’ll have to try this with the signs that come in the stamp set!
The last bit is some bling, because you can’t have sparklie goodness without rhinestones and Wink of Stella. It’s on the presents, and the swirl of the sign. Just be careful when squeezing your Wink of Stella pen… mine was getting towards the end, so I did squeeze it…. and it promptly told me it was NOT empty. All over the swirl. hmph. So, I wiped some off, and kept going! LOL. I still think it turned out fine, just a bit extra shiny in some spots. 🙂 Here are the presents all shiny:
I hope you liked this take on a holiday card, and don’t forget you can earn the Merry Patterns set for free, just contact me if you have questions!
Posted in 2017-2018 Holiday Catalog, Card Samples, Paper Craft Crew, SU Specials
Tagged #retissornnayram, Christmas, DSP, Holiday Catalog, rhinestones, Specials, sponging, thinlits, Wink of Stella