Category Archives: 2018-2019 Catalog

Farmhouse Christmas – What’s New at Stampin’ Up! Blog Hop

Welcome! I am happy that you are joining us for our hop today. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from around the world who are Hoppin’ With Exciting Ideas to share with you. Today we will be featuring products from the new Holiday Catalog, and I selected Farmhouse Christmas!

The funny thing is, I didn’t make a Christmas card! I wanted to show you that the products don’t always have to be used for the obvious reasons. I actually went for a more fall themed color scheme, and made it an “any occasion” card, using only stamps and dies from the Farmhouse Christmas Bundle.

I know I wanted to make a card like this the moment I saw this set, and I got to use the Stampin’ Blends markers to color it all in. I used a whole bunch of them, too! I’m glad there are some new colors in the Holiday Catalog, those came in handy. Two fo the new colors, Cajun Craze and Mango Melody, helped out with the windows and the roof.  Other colors used were Old Olive, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler,  Soft Suede and Bronze. I could play all day with this set and these markers!
The fantastic fence also comes with the framelits, and I cut it out of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper – instant fence texture!
(Just a note on the fence… I cut two of them and glued them together to get the whole width of the card.)

For the colorful sky, I sponged a bit of many colors together. I used Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Rich Razzleberry. I made sure not to press too hard, as I wanted it to be pretty light. I added some Wink of Stella to the windows for the final sparkle.

I hope you enjoyed my card today, showing you how easy it is to make non-Holiday cards from the Holiday Catalog!

   

Please take a moment to leave a comment to let me know how you liked my project or ask me any questions about how I created it.
Don’t forget to click the NEXT icon and keep hoppin’ with us! Thanks!

Happy stamping!
Mak

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Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Fall Inspirational Photo

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 an Inspiration Photo!

Isn’t that just a gorgeous scene? It’s September 1st, and even though it’s still summer, some of us can’t wait til it’s Autumn! I’m not even ashamed to say I’ve had my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season. Ok, maybe a little, but it was still good!

So, I looked at this picture and immediately focused on the sunflowers, just to make sure I wasn’t jumping too far into Fall just yet. Here is the card I made from that inspiration:

I mixed a little of the old and new for this one – giving you some more sneak peeks at products available starting on Sept 5th in the Holiday Catalog.

For starters, let’s not forget about the Annual Catalog – which is where these lovely flowers came from, Painted Harvest. I layered Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie for the petals, and Soft Suede with Granny Apple Green for the centers. I think it came out pretty close to the inspiration photo!
For the background, I used the Subtle embossing folder, which is true to the name. To make it stand out a bit more, I ran a sponge with the Crushed Curry ink across the edges.

You can see it a bit better that way. You can also see a few of the new items, like the copper glimmer paper – which is part of a 6×6 inch multi pack called Joyous Noel, and includes Merry Merlot and Tranquil Tide with it. I also used the new Sprig Punch, available in the same suite as the Glimmer paper.
The sentiment is heat embossed with Copper, and I used one other new item to die cut the vellum. That piece came from the Farmhouse Framelits dies, and you can look for more samples made with the Festive Farmhouse Suite of products in the next week!

I hope you have enjoyed diving into Fall for a few moments for this month’s hop. Continue on by clicking below!
Mak


In case you’ve never ‘done’ a blog hop before, it’s really easy!
Click on the “Next” 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
Libby Fens
Mary Blocher
Jessica Mink
Michelle Clarke
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Tammy Gill
Rick Adkins

Christmas Card Series on the Calendar

Hi folks!

Just wanted to let you know some more classes have been added to the calendar for Christmas Cards!  It’s a series of 3 classes, 1 each month starting Sept 15th.

As an added treat, if you sign up for all 3 classes, you get a special bonus gift from me!

You check out the dates on my calendar here. I will also be adding in some non-Holiday classes, too – but for those that want to plan ahead for those Holiday cards.. this is for you!

Here are the details for the classes:

What:  We will make 10 Christmas Cards, with envelopes. Cost is $30, and is non-refundable.
Where:  my house
When: 10 AM  (note the earlier time from previous classes so you have more of your day left!)

Class Special – If you RSVP and come to all 3 classes in the series (1 each month in Sept, Oct, Nov) you will also receive a special present from me (the cute Cherry Cobbler Distressed Card Tin, decorated and ready to hold your cards).
If you want to participate, but cannot make a certain date, I can work out a to-go class package for you.

* RSVP is due 1 week prior to each class.* 
Class 1 – Saturday, September 15th,  RSVP by Sept 8th.
Class 2 – Saturday, October 20th, RSVP by Oct 13th.
Class 3 – Saturday, November 17th, RSVP by Nov 10th.

Please bring your own adhesive, all other supplies are provided.
I will confirm your registration once I receive it so you know you are signed up.

If there are questions, just let me know!
Happy Stamping,
Mak

Global Stamping Friends – Drinks Galore

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 Drinks Galore!

Since I just came out of a “Christmas in July” mode, I figured I could do one more Holiday card for this, using the Half Full stamp set.

I went for a rustic look using the burlap ribbon and some warm colors.

It’s a simple yet beautiful card. I colored the images with a few Stampin’ Blends. I absolutely LOVE them, and… Surprise!! There are more coming out in the Holiday Catalog!!! Keep an eye out for those!

I also used the Stitched Seasons framelits from the Blended Seasons Bundle – which is available NOW, while supplies last, this month only!
For the background, you’d almost never know it was from the Designer Series Paper that coordinates with the octopus stamp set (Sea of Textures)!!  The paper is the Tranquil Textures DSP, and this lovely washed look is on the back of one of the bold prints. How fun is that!

I finished it off with some metallic pearls and Wink of Stella to make it sparkle.
<Edit: I actually forgot my mistletoe when I took the first pictures!! I couldn’t figure out why it looked weird… then it finally hit me.. it’s a Christmas card! Where are the mistletoe??  LOL 🙂 So, I fixed it. >

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card, and make sure to click on through to continue on with the rest of the hop, you will be heading over to Lisa Ann’s blog next, and don’t forget to leave some nice comments to let us know what you think!
Happy Stamping!
Mak

1. Lisa Ann Bernard
2. Narelle Fasulo
3. Amanda Farlinger
4. Amber Thompson
5. Karie Beglau
6. Anastasia Radloff
7. Anja Reuss
8. Tricia Butts
9. Kimberley Anne Morris
10. Rachel Macleod
11. Marieke Bart
12. Jan Musselman
13. Angelique Stempelkeuken
14. Mary Ann Rossiter —> You are here <—

 

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Time to Recycle

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 Recycle!

For this one, I decided to go through my stacks of “cut up and ready to turn into a card” supplies. Have you ever prepared for lots of cards, but then only make a few? Well, I’ve done that several times, and I don’t always get back to them. Here’s just a few ready-to-be-made paper stacks, but I don’t even remember what the cards were! That’s how long ago these are from. Some are even retired colors!

So, I dug through and looked for some in current colors, and pulled those out to make into a card! I know this one originally used a tree, but I’m sure it had retired stamps and supplies on it. Here is my take on it using current and NEW products!

I used the Sheltering Tree, and the Limited Time Stamp set called Blended Seasons. I love how it turned out.  It’s got Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, and then some new colors, Mango Melody and Grapefruit Grove. The ribbon is the Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain to match. I finished it with some of the Iridescent Sequins on the tree, which go nicely with the colors on the tree. Such a simple and sweet card for any occasion.

You can order the Blended Seasons stamp set, or the bundle with the coordinating Framelits, this month only! Contact me if you have any questions on it! This is definitely a set you can use all year long.

I hope you enjoyed this recycled idea of a card, and can’t wait to see the other projects shared! Keep going on the hop to see the rest!
Mak


In case you’ve never ‘done’ a blog hop before, it’s really easy!
Click on the “Next” 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
Mary Blocher
Jessica Mink
Michelle Clarke
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Tammy Gill
Nikki Daigneau