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Blogging Friends Blog Hop – April Showers

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 Friday of every month to see what wonderful things we have created!  Each month we’ll have a different theme! This month it’s April Showers!

When I hear of April Showers, I think of Springtime and a poem with May flowers.  I’m not in any rush to get too far into spring, but I did want to stick with flowers! So my card is going to call Spring our friend, and after the cold weather we’ve had here in Ohio for a while… we will be happy to see it come soon!

I’ve used one of our new Sale-A-Bration Bundles that comes with both Designer Series Paper and the coordinating stamp set, called Painted Seasons. Here is the card I made:

I love the brightness of the paper, and it has plenty of flowers! I stamped one of the flowers and a few extra leaves, then cut them out using the new coordinating Four Seasons Thinlits.

I covered all the Poppy Parade colored flowers with Wink of Stella for some extra shimmer.

The Stitched Rectangle Framelits worked great as a frame for the sentiment. That came from the Well Said stamp set, and the Friend thinlit from the Well Written Framelits – which are in a bundle together!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and don’t forget to check out the other fabulous entries in this month’s hop by clicking on the frog button below!!

If you would like to do some shopping for the products used here, please head over to my online store by clicking here and start earning FREE products during Sale-A-Bration!
Thanks!
Mak

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Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Case the Designer

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 Friday of every month to see what wonderful things we have created!  Each month we’ll have a different theme! This month it’s Case the Designer with Sale-A-Bration!

Here is the lovely project from Laura Borchert that we are CASE-ing today. If you are unfamiliar with “CASE”, it’s short for Copy and Share Everything.

The project I have for you today is based on Laura’s layout. I was able to use new products from both the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration selections.

The stamp set I used is Tea Together. It has a matching Tea Time framelit set available as a Sale-A-Bration item. They go great together!
I was so happy to not have to fussy cut around all the little flowers – there is a die for them! And, of course, for the tea cup, as well as a tea kettle, some more flowers, and some leaves!  It’s a great tool to have.
For the rest of the card, I used the Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the fun background, the Flirty Flamingo ribbon from the All My Love ribbon combo pack, a circle punched from vellum, and a bit of Wink of Stella to make the flowers sparkle.
The flowers and the tea cup were all colored on Whisper White cardstock with Stampin Blends – including two new colors – Mossy Meadow and Balmy Blue. Mango Melody and Flirty Flamingo round out the markers to match the ribbon. These colors go lovely together, and really pop against the Very Vanilla background.

Here’s a close up of the sparkle on the tea cup. You can see the ribbon has a bit of natural sparkle to it as well.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and I would love to see your take on CASE-ing my card!

Don’t forget to check out the other fabulous entries in this month’s hop by clicking on the frog button below!!

If you would like to do some shopping for the products used here, please head over to my online store by clicking here and start earning FREE products during Sale-A-Bration!
Thanks!
Mak

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Love

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 Friday of every month to see what wonderful things we have created!  Each month we’ll have a different theme! This month it’s Love!

The project I have for you today is made with some of the brand new products available in the new Occasions Catalog. There are several beautiful sets and bundles to select from if you’d like to make some Valentine or other Love-themed projects.
Here I’ve used the All My Love Designer Series Paper (DSP) with the Be Mine Stitched Framelits. The framelits have a variety of heart shapes. I layered a few together to get the outline stitched heart, and the inside solid heart shape.

Another coordinating item from the All My Love Suite is the Lovely Lipstick ribbon with stitched edges. It brings such a pretty pop of color that is tied into the DSP in the card.
The sentiment is from another new set, Well Said. It fits perfectly in the Classic Label punch. I also used the leaf punch with vellum and the Lovely Floral embossing folder to finish it off.
These were not typically colors I would have put together on my own, but having both Lovely Lipstick and Soft Sea Foam in the DSP made it easy to see they worked great together. I hope you find time to put some lovely colors together yourself!

Don’t forget we have a new format now with our blog hop, s0 please make sure to check out the other fabulous entries in this month’s hop by clicking on the frog button below!!

If you would like to do some shopping for the products used here, please head over to my online store by clicking here and start earning FREE products during Sale-A-Bration!
Thanks!
Mak

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Ring in the New Year

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 Friday of every month to see what wonderful things we have created!  Each month we’ll have a different theme! This month it’s Ring in the New Year!

I was pretty excited about this one because I wanted to create something using a technique we were reminded about at the most recent Stampin’ Up! OnStage event – Simple Stamping!!
It sounds silly, but it really was hard to do! Imagine getting back to the roots of stamping: Stamp, paper, ink. Sounds simple right? Well, I guess I need more practice since I decided to use my Big Shot. 🙂 And, I love how it turned out!

Here I mixed up a bit of the Annual Catalog product with some of the Holiday Catalog items. Check out the result:

I started with the Silver Foil-Edged Cards and Envelopes, then layered Basic Black and Whisper White Cardstock to get a simple easy layered card with some shine to it. I die cut the “Happy” from the Merry Christmas Thinlits in Silver Foil and Black cardstock. Both the thinlits and the Silver Foil-Edge cards are in the Holiday Catalog – so they will be gone soon (click here to get them now while you still can).

From the Annual Catalog, I used the Lined Alphabet stamps with Memento ink. I overlapped the letters and colored them in with various colors of the Stampin’ Blends. I outlined them in Light Pool Party to make it look like a shadow. I colored some Wink of Stella all over the letters so they all sparkle with the rhinestones added.

I hope you liked my take on Ringing in the New Year with some *almost* simple stamping!


We are doing something a bit different now with navigation for our hop, so please make sure to check out the other fabulous entries in this month’s hop by clicking on the frog button below!!

We would all love to read your comments, and thanks for stopping by!
Mak

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Christmas

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 Christmas or Hanukkah!

I have two Christmas cards for you today, both showcasing some spectacular papers available in our Holiday Catalog.

The first is a whimsical design using the Dashing Deer Bundle.

The fun leaping deer is one of the four deer shaped thinlits. I used a sponge dauber and covered it with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint to give it some sparkle. The lovely plaid paper is from the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper pack. The stitched circle is on vellum so you can still see the DSP through it. Lining the DSP and the sentiment are two new colors of glimmer paper in the Joyous Noel 6″x6″ Glimmer Paper stack – Merry Merlot and Tranquil Tide. It just makes the whole card sparkle and shine. Topping it off are some of the Clear Epoxy Droplets.
I love how this turned out and it is such an easy layout to use!

The next card is also a simple to use layout – featuring one of the wonderful and shiny DSP designs. I used the Joyous Noel Specialty DSP which has fabulous shiny foil accents for the background.

I layered some Copper Foil paper, vellum, and a circle of the Joyous Noel DSP with the coordinating Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible Ribbon. This is all under one of the great banner framelits from the Farmhouse Christmas Bundle. The copper embossed sentiment fits perfectly in the framelit.

I hope you enjoyed these two cards and they inspire you to make something sparklie for the season.

Reminder: If you are looking to make some Christmas cards for the season, I still have one more class lined up in my Christmas Card Class Series – scheduled for Saturday, Nov 17th. Be sure to RSVP so I can make sure I have room for you!

Enjoy the rest of today’s hop, and don’t forget to leave a comment to let us know what you think!
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 Hannah’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!

Rick Adkins
Mary Blocher
Michelle Clarke
Janey Backer
Mary Ann Rossiter <— You are here
Hannah Townsend
Tammy Gill
Libby Fens
Jessica Mink

 

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