Category Archives: Global Stamping Friends

Global Stamping Friends – Sketch Challenge

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 a Design Sketch Challenge:

I liked how clean this was, and went through a few scenarios of what I would use. I decided to mix some outgoing products, returning products, and some new ones! Here’s what I came up with:

First, I want to point out that not all cards need a sentiment! This allows for the sender to write whatever they like on the inside! It can be a “just because I like the pretty design” kind of card!
I used the new Painted Glass stamp set for the lovely circle design. The inside has the same image stamped a few times, but stamped in Smokey Slate after stamping off on scrap paper first to make it even lighter.

I took this opportunity to use some of the new Blends Markers I received at Stampin’ Up’s OnStage event a few weeks ago. I used the new Pineapple Punch and Lovely Lipstick, then added in few additional colors I already had.

The background paper is from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack – which is carrying over to the new catalog! YAY!

The decorative black design across the card comes from the Stained Glass Thinlits, the coordinating set to go with the stamp set. This will also be available as a bundle so you can save 10% when you purchase it as the bundle. 🙂

The cute little circle embellishments are the Glitter Enamel Dots, and those will be retiring soon, so get them now if you don’t have them!

I couldn’t resist adding a bit of Wink of Stella to make it sparkle:

I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did. I think I will need to make a few more of these to use up the rest of my Glitter Enamel Dots since they went so well with this design.

Please take some time to continue on with the rest of the hop, you will be heading over to Sarah’s blog next, and don’t forget to leave some nice comments to let us know what you think!
Happy Stamping!
Mak

  1. Jenn Curtis Charles
  2. Tricia Butts
  3. Anastasia Radloff
  4. Anita Wifladt
  5. Anja Reuss
  6. Jan Musselman
  7. Lisa Ann Bernard
  8. Angélique Stempelkeuken
  9. Sharon Dalton
  10. Vicky Wright
  11. Marieke Bart
  12. Mary Ann Kay Rossiter  <— You are here
  13. Sarah Mcdermott
  14. Kimberley Anne Morris

 

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Global Stamping Friends – Exciting Times

Hi everyone!

It’s time for the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop, and it really is global!! This month we have an extra special mid-month edition to share from folks all around the world joining this, so please take a look at all the fun stuff people have to share. This month it’s an Exciting Time as we have a NEW Catalog right around the corner! So, we will be showing some previews of items in the New Catalog!!

Every year there are 5 brand new In Colors from Stampin’ Up! I’ve decided to highlight ALL 5 of them in my card today. I used some sponging, and went to town on some Whisper White card stock. Check out the background:

The 5 new In Colors are Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, and Blueberry Bushel. You can see how they fit into the new color Revamp by clicking here.

The brand new stamp set I used is called Enjoy Life, and it’s inspired by one of the Million Sales Achievers, Connie Fitzgerald. It’s such a great set, and I loved the borderline snarkiness of the sentiment I used for this. I used the two coordinating Scallop Circle punches for that. Behind the sentiment is some of the new Black Cording that I unraveled.
For some added sparkle, I added some rhinestones that I colored with the coordinating new Blends markers – Lovely Lipstick and Pineapple Punch. I also used Pumpkin Pie to match the Grapefruit Grove color sky.

I think this is such a fun, bright and wonderful card that anyone would love!

I can’t wait to share more of the new catalog with you, so keep coming back. 🙂

Now, I hope you have fun hopping around 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.
Mak

  1. Libby Dyson
  2. Courtenay Heuston
  3. Sharon Dalton
  4. Anastasia Radloff
  5. Karie Beglau
  6. Amanda Bates
  7. Rebecca Urban
  8. Lisa Ann Bernard
  9. Anita Wifladt
  10. Mary Ann Rossiter <— You are here
  11. Kimberley Morris
  12. Jenn Curtis Charles
  13. Angelique Stempelkeuken
  14. Vicky Wright
  15. Amanda Farlinger
  16. Marieke Bart
  17. Sarah McDermott

Global Stamping Friends Hop – Color Challenge

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 a color theme:

I’m so happy because Lemon Lime Twist is one of my favorite colors right now!

And, because I wanted to show you that you don’t have to come up with something *brand new* every time you want to sit down to craft, I’ve actually taken the basket card that I posted yesterday (click here to see that one), and changed it up to use these colors! Crafting can be easy!

Here is my ‘new’ take on an ‘old’ design:

I’ve kept all the same elements, and added a few more along with changing to the new colors. Since we don’t have Blends markers in Island Indigo or Lemon Lime Twist, I used the ink pads to water color with Blender Pens. Just squeeze the pad while it’s closed to get a little ink on the lid, and start painting!

I wanted to add a few more bonus leaves, so I used both the Magical Mates and the Eclectic Layers thinlits to get two varieties. I sponged a bit of color on them, too. The sentiment used here comes with the Blossoming Basket stamp set, and behind it is a little piece of the Lemon Lime Twist 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon.

For the watercoloring, I mixed the green and blue to get varying shades for the flowers. I really like how they turned out. I added a few rhinestones, and I even kept the sparkle with some Wink of Stella:

For the basket, I made sure not to color the entire area so you could still see the patterns. Early Espresso can be a pretty dark color if you use too much of it. I added some of the ink to the Basket Weave embossing folder before running it through the Big Shot. It gives it a bit more depth.

I hope you enjoyed this version on my card. Remember during Sale-A-Bration you can earn this stamp set and embossing folder bundle for FREE. 🙂
Contact me if you have any questions on that!

Now, have fun hopping around 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.
Mak

  1. Jan Musselman 
  2. Karie Beglau 
  3. Libby Dyson
  4. LIsa Ann Bernard 
  5. Anastasia Radloff 
  6. Tricia Butts 
  7. Amanda Bates 
  8. Mary Ann Kay Rossiter  <— You are HERE
  9. Claudia Perry
  10. Jenn Curtis Charles 
  11. Amanda Farlinger 
  12. Courtenay Heuston 
  13. Angélique Stempelkeuken
  14. Kimberley Anne Morris
  15. Marieke Bart
  16. Georgia Missy Aubrey-Gaydos
  17. Amber Thompson
  18. Sarah Mcdermott

Global Stamping Friends Hop – Love

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 Love!!

When I think of this theme, I think of lots and lots hearts, and of course the color red… With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, that’s pretty easy to do. So I thought, why not challenge myself a little and work outside of the box to create something a little different! I still stayed within that theme, and completely fell in love with the card I came up with, funny, huh?

Here’s my creation for this one:

Super fun and playful, and subtle enough that it shouldn’t scare anyone away. 🙂
I used the Bird Banter set, which is in the Occasions Catalog. I didn’t even realize it has the cutest little heart in there! That’s what I used to make sure it stayed with the Love theme. I stamped them in Cherry Cobbler, then filled them in with Wink of Stella. It pulled a bit of color in to make it a little pink. I really like how it turned out.

Here’s a close up of the Wink of Stella, which is on the parrot, too!

The parrot is colored with a whole bunch of Blends! I just started on one end of the color spectrum, and kept going! They are so fun to work with. I fussy cut him out so he stood out from the leaves behind him. The Lemon Lime Twist branch is from the Petals & More Thinlits, which I can’t seem to get away from, I am so happy with that suite of products, and keep using them!

The Layered Leaves embossing folder is used twice to give the background some texture. The circles use the Stitched Shapes and Layering Circles framelits.

Such a fun card and I can’t wait to make a few more birds to color!  I hope you liked this one 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.
Mak

  1. Libby Dyson 
  2. Anastasia Radloff 
  3. Erica Jones  
  4. Tricia Butts
  5. Cheryl Algie 
  6. Jan Musselman 
  7. Amanda Farlinger 
  8. Jenn Curtis Charles 
  9. Karie Beglau 
  10. Rachel Macleod 
  11. Amber Thompson 
  12. Courtenay Heuston 
  13. Rebecca Urban 
  14. Amanda Bates 
  15. Claudia Perry 
  16. Kimberley Anne Morris 
  17. Marieke Bart 
  18. Mary Ann Kay Rossiter  <– you are here!
  19. Georgia missy Aubrey-Gaydos 
  20. Christina Walker 
  21. Lisa Henderson 

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.
Mak

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