Category Archives: 2017-2018 Holiday Catalog

Shiny Foil Snowflake Holiday Cards

Hi folks!  Just a few updates here today!

I’m going through the wonderful cards that were shared with me at the OnStage event last month, and I the two I have for you today both use the Foil Snowflakes and Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper – which are on the retiring Holiday list!

Just a note on that list – The Year End Sale is going on right now, and you can click on my online store links, or click here, to see which items are being retired, and which ones are available at a discount! These are as supplies last, so you’ll want to scoop these up asap!

Ok, back to the fun shiny cards!  This first one is from my upline Linda Bauwin, and she used the Smitten Mittens Bundle, along with the Foil Snowflakes and Year of Cheer Specialty DSP. The mitten is cut from the Gold Glimmer paper.. so many pretty metallic colors!

This next one is from Mary Rodgers, also using the Foils Snowflakes, and Year of Cheer DSP. She also used the Snowflake Sentiments Bundle, white doilies and some gold metallic thread, finishing it off with some rhinestones. How festive!

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!  I still have some more to share, so I will do my best to get them out here for you!


On a slightly different topic – if you missed the info on the Stamparatus the first time around, the second pre-order window is open!
There are a few changes from the first window – everyone can pre-order only one. And… the window will stay open all month! It doesn’t matter if 10 people reserve it or 1 million, they will ship in the order they reservations were received (starting in March). This will also be the last window open since they are not limiting how many people can reserve!!
Head over to my online store, login with your account – then click on the Stamparatus picture where it says “Reserve Yours Now!”
If you have any questions – just let me know!!


One last item – If you have not checked out the calendar lately, there is one more Card Class this month before the holidays! YAY!!

Make sure to let me know if you are coming so I can have enough supplies ready.
These will not be Holiday Cards, they will be other/all occasions. As a bonus, you will be able to see some of the NEW products coming up for January.

Saturday, Dec 16th at 1:00 pm
10 cards with envelopes (5 designs x 2 each)
Please bring your own adhesive.
Cost is $25, and non-refundable.
RSVP by Thursday night, Dec 14th at 9 pm.

I can’t wait to hear from everyone!
Happy Stamping!
Mak

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Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Christmas

Welcome to this month’s “Blogging Friends Blog Hop!”

Happy December folks!  It’s the first of the month, and time for another 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 anything Christmas, Hannukah, or New Year’s!

I had such a hard time trying to figure out how to narrow it down to just one or two items, so I’ve decided to share a bunch of Christmas cards! These are just some of the many wonderful projects created at the Stamp Camp I went to a few weeks ago, held by my wonderful upline Linda Bauwin!

These first two both use the eclipse technique. Using the large letters framelits, you just pop them up on some foam strips, and it gives it a shadow.

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This has the Night in Bethlehem bundle – using both the thinlit die for the city, and then the stamps for the people.  I like how this turned out with the letters popped up!

This next one uses the leaves in Musical Season to show off the letters.

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It also has some of the die cut images from Pretty Pines Thinlits, using some of the fabulous Champagne foil sheets.

Speaking of the Musical Season set, here is a wonderful card using that bundle.

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The monochromatic look is so pretty with the music and instruments. It works great with the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Foil Snowflakes… Such a shiny card!

This last one I have to share with you is also on the shiny side of the spectrum!

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Yay for shiny foil sheets and glimmer paper! This time the DSP is the Year of Cheer – which mixes all 4 metal colors throughout it’s designs.
The little deer and the trees are from the Card Front Builder Thinlits, and the lovely Merry Christmas is from the Star of Light stamp set.

I love this group of cards, and this shows you they don’t have to have so much of the typical red & green to be festive! If you haven’t finished up your holiday cards, maybe this will inspire you. 🙂

I can’t wait to see the rest of the ideas from everyone else in today’s hop, you should check them out, too! Don’t forget to leave a note when you stop by.


After you’re done ooohing and aaaahing over the hop, hop on over to my online store to check out the Year-End SALE that Stampin’ Up! has going on. You can purchase some of the items used in these cards before they retire for good, and even get some at discounted prices!


One last item – if you are in the area this Saturday, come visit me at the Silver Bells Boutique at the Kenston High School. It’s my last craft fair of the Christmas season!

Happy stamping!
Mak


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:

Crystal Komara
Anna Conetta Masciovecchio
Libby Fens
Mary Blocher
Jessica Mink
Jodi Skrip Horsley
Leanne Johnson
Michelle Clark
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Tammy Gill
Rick Adkins
Lisa Harvey Reber
Nikki Debbie Daigneau

 

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Painted Harvest Christmas Wreath

Hi folks!  I’ll be posting some quick shares over the next month, so you can see some of the wonderful swap cards I received at OnStage!  If you don’t know what OnStage is, it’s a WONDERFUL even that Stampin’ Up! holds every 6 months where all the Demonstrators can get together and celebrate!  I’ll be sharing more pictures of that, too! If you want to join me at these events, all you need to do is join my team – contact me and we can talk!!

So, to get us started, here is the card I made for a super nice group of ladies – at a team breakfast while at OnStage. It was so nice to meet so many new people! We were asked to make a card using a bundle. I selected the Painted Harvest stamp set with the coordinating Leaf Punch! At first you wouldn’t think of winter with it, but didn’t this turn out cool??

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Who knew? I used the Leaf Punch and snipped off the leaves to make lights. Whoa, right?!?  LOL  I even sponged a bit of each color under each bulb to make it look like the lights were on… in person I swear it looks cool – and sparklie!!
I love that this bundle can be used for so much more than what you originally see in the catalog!


NEW:  There are a few new specials coming up next week for Stampin’ Up’s Online Extravaganza… so I will have more info on that the closer we get to it – you will not want to miss out!! There will be some time-sensitive items. 🙂


Reminder: Don’t forget to reserve your Stamparatus, starting this Thursday, Nov 16th at 2pm Mountain Time / 4pm Eastern Time.

If you aren’t sure if you need one, look at everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Contact me if you have questions, or click this link to reserve yours!
Thanks for stopping by!!
Mak

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Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Fall

Welcome to this month’s “Blogging Friends Blog Hop!”

Happy November folks!  It’s the first of the month, and time for the Fall version of the 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!

With the Fall and Thanksgiving theme, I picked a card design that covers both Fall and Thanks! When I think of Fall, I think of leaves and pumpkins, and the colors orange and yellow. Nobody said pumpkins have to only be for Halloween! Here’s what I came up with:

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I love the rustic look with the burlap ribbon on this. It’s got two stamp sets, some Designer Series Paper, ribbon, framelits, and… I used the new Blends!

Featured Items used:  Burlap & At Home With You stamp sets; Coffee Break DSP; Gold Foil; Seasonal Layers & Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits; Stampin Blends

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The leaves have some Wink of Stella on them, and so do the pumpkins. They all shimmer in the light.

These new alcohol markers, called Stampin’ Blends, are available starting today! Make sure to check out my online store to see them, and I’ll have more samples coming up soon.
Check out the awesome shading you can do with them here:

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So many wonderful things you can do with these.  I can’t wait to see all the other Fall and Thanksgiving projects everyone else came up with!

Thanks for stopping by this time and I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!
Mak


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:

Crystal Komara
Anna Conetta Masciovecchio
Libby Fens
Mary Blocher
Jessica Mink
Leanne Johnson
Michelle Clark
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Tammy Gill
Rick Adkins
Lisa Harvey Reber
Nikki Debbie Daigneau

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Global Stamping Friends Hop – Halloween

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 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:

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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:

  1. Stephanie Nash
  2. Ellen Woodbridge
  3. Kimberley Anne Morris
  4. Karie Beglau
  5. Angelique Stempelkeuken
  6. Jan Musselman
  7. Mary Ann Kay Rossiter <— you are HERE
  8. Tricia Butts
  9. Jenn Curtis Charles
  10. Christina Walker
  11. Narelle Fasulo
  12. Marieke Bart
  13. Sarah McDermott

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