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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



Surprise – FREE Shipping Today Only

Hi folks!

Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE Shipping for TODAY ONLY!  How cool is that?

Click the picture to go over to my online store, or contact me if you have questions!
Please use Host Code:  2NQ3W4BM if your order is under $150.


  • Please RSVP for my next class (Saturday) if you haven’t yet!
  • The retiring Holiday Catalog items are in the online store, and some are DISCOUNTED!  Make sure to check those out to use with FREE Shipping!

Happy Stamping, and enjoy the FREE shipping!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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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Online Extravaganza is here!

Hi folks!    Time flew by this past week, and we are already at the start of Stampin’ Up’s Online Extravaganza!

Check out this pdf flyer by clicking HERE, or go right to my online store (click here) to view and purchase any of these discounted items. You’ll want to act quickly though, I’m betting some will sell out, and the Paper Pumpkin items are ‘as supplies last’.

Dates and details:
Monday, Nov 20th:  24 hour only sale with 20% off selected stamps
All week, Nov 20th – 26th:  Selected items at 10-50% off!
Monday, Nov 27th: ONE DAY FLASH SALE (details to be announced!)

You won’t want to miss out!  Don’t forget to use the current Host code if your order is under $150!
Current Code – NYTBHJNF

Let me know if you have any questions, and happy shopping!