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Amazing Peacock with Brusho

Hi folks!

Here is another card we did at my recent class. I got the idea from a card I saw online, by Amy Koenders.  I love how it turned out with the splash of color all over the card!

It’s made using a few of the Sale-a-Bration items you can earn for FREE.
First is the Beautiful Peacock acting as the center of attention. You can earn that for FREE with a $50 purchase.
Next is the “Amazing” thinlit from the Celebrate You Thinlits Die Set. You can earn that die set for FREE with a qualifying $100 purchase.

How fun are those together?!
On to the background…I needed a deep color to go with the deep colors in the card, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, and Tranquil Tide.  So I played with the Prussian Blue Brusho, which is in the Occasions Catalog. That was so easy, too! I got the paper a bit wet (you can use our spritzer), then sprinkled a little bit of the Brusho on it, then spritzed the paper again.  Voila! Instant Color! The trick is to make sure you have time to let it dry…

Finishing off the supply list is the Vellum under the Amazing word, the Stitched Shapes Framelits, and some Rhinestones!

This was a lot of fun to make, and I love that no two cards are ever the same using the Brushos!  I’m hoping you’ll join me for future card classes!
Don’t forget to RSVP if you are planning on coming to the next one on the 25th!
Happy Stamping!


Petal Palette Bundle

Hi folks!

Here’s one of the new bundles available in the new Occasions Catalog. It’s the stamp set Petal Palette and the Petals & More thinlits. There are a few more products in the Petal Passion Suite, and they all coordinate!
Also included are metal embellishments, organza ribbon, a pair of embossing folders, as well as the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper. I’ve used that DSP with the bundle in this card:

I love that the DSP is black and white, so you can add as much or as little color you like. In this case, I added some bright colors from the Watercolor Pencils and an Aqua Painter.  In the background are some leaves in Lemon Lime Twist, both stamped and cut out using the thinlits. Here is what it looked like when I first colored it, before blending the colors together:

Super simple, I just scribbled some colors that I wanted, then blended them together with the aqua painter – like a paint brush. It doesn’t matter if you overlap colors, that’s just going to give you better mixed colors.

I hope you liked this version. I originally got the idea from Patty Bennett, who did a video on watercoloring using some notecards with the same colors and basic layout.  Here are some of my versions of those, using some ribbon and cardstock to border the DSP, and the Whisper White Notecards – which are a bit smaller than the standard card size.

The good news is that because it’s Sale-A-Bration time, if you purchase the Petal Palette Bundle, which already includes a discounted price, you can also earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item! How cool is that!

Click over to my online store to go shopping, or contact me if you have any questions!
Don’t forget to use the current Hostess Code if your order is under $150. It’s always up at the top of my blog! Right now it’s XF7TYZQX.

Thanks for stopping by!

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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.

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


Sneak Peek at Beautiful Peacocks

Hi folks!

I have a sneak peek for you today from our upcoming Sale-A-Bration selections that start in January!  Check out this card I made using the new Beautiful Peacock stamp set!

I first saw this set when it Stampin’ Up! showed to us at OnStage. How fun is it!? It has multiple stamps included, so you can mix and match colors! I used Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist here.
We were also shown a really cute way to make the tail with a bit more pizzazz! Also using a sneak peek SAB item, a pack of Shimmer Ribbon including Bermuda Bay, I made this variation! You can unravel the ribbon a bit and you get this –

Fancy tail!  🙂  Super easy to make and it’s so pretty!

Both of these items can be earned for free starting in January, so be sure to check back for more sneak peeks and info on SAB as it gets closer.

Don’t forget to RSVP for my class this Saturday!
Happy Stamping!

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – SAB Thank You Set

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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 is Sale-A-Bration!

It’s been a busy month and I haven’t had as much time to play with the SAB items as I had hoped, but today I have a set of cards here for you that was so quick to make! I used the SAB set, So Very Much. It’s the kind of set where the sentiment can be the entire card – super easy to do!

I decided to pair it up with some of the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper from the Occasions catalog. I picked three of the colors in the DSP, and used those as the background for the cards.  Here they are all together:

I used the Gold embossing powder with Versamark directly on the DSP, and layered it on Very Vanilla. Off to the side is one of the Lace Doilies with some Gold Metallic Thread. Some of the gold sequins have been added for a little bling to finish them off.

Here are the three versions individually…
Sahara Sand:

Blushing Bride:

Soft Sky:

I hope you like them, and remember – for each and every $50 in merchandise spent – you can earn this set (or other items) for FREE. 🙂
What’s even better, if you join my team you can pick 2 additional FREE stamp sets with your starter kit, ANY stamp sets from the catalogs, as your SAB treat!  Contact me for details, or check it out on my website here!

Now…. 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 all their projects, too!

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!

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Participating Blogging Friends, in order of appearance:

Crystal Komara
Anna Masciovecchio
Libby Fens
Mary Blocher
Danica Ferrante
Deborah Smart
Jessica Mink
Jodi Horsley
Leanne Johnson
Michelle Clark
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Tammy Gill
Rick Adkins
Lisa Harvey Reber