Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Holiday Catalog

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 the NEW Holiday Catalog!

There are so many wonderful things to pick from! I’ve chosen just a few items to use this time, but look for lots more to come during the duration of the catalog!

This card I made uses three brand new items:

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– The stamp set “Watercolor Christmas” for the whimsical sentiment.
– Silver Foil Snowflakes – they come with silver and gold!
– Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper with little snowflakes.

Here’s a closeup of the shiny snowflake, and a bit of shimmer from some Wink of Stella that I splattered on the black cardstock.

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There’s a strip of Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper along the side, for even more sparkle. Some metallic thread behind the words, and a few rhinestones on the centers of the snowflakes finish off the card.  I love that it can be used for any holiday. It’s neutral colors make it a great option for almost anything.

You can get any of these items by stopping by my online store here. Don’t forget to use the current host code GXQ4WSYR if your order is under $150. If you have any questions – just let me know!

Thanks for stopping by and looking, I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!
Mak


Please take the time to hop on through the rest of the Blog Hop today, you will be heading over to Rick, and I hope you have fun looking through everyone’s projects!

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
Mary Blocher
Danica Ferrante
Jessica Mink
Leanne Johnson
Michelle Clark
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Rick Adkins
Lisa Harvey Reber

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Paper Pumpkin Promotion

The end of the month is almost here, and that means a few things!

  • The NEW Holiday Catalog goes live tomorrow! Stop back for a Blog Hop featuring some of the new items.
  • There’s a NEW Promotion for Hostesses with qualifying orders. More on that later to show you the new set you can earn for FREE.
  • Paper Pumpkin is on sale for new subscribers, but only through September 10th.  Get your first month half off!

Don’t forget to check out your calendars!

I’ve added a class on Saturday, September 9th – a DOUBLE Class!
We will be doing two classes back to back, one with Christmas Holiday Cards, the other with all occasion cards. Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP!
RSVP is due Thursday night, Sept 7th at 9 pm.

Have a good stamping day!
Mak

Peeking Christmas Reindeer

Here’s a quick look at one of the cards I highlighted in my first Facebook Live video.  If you missed that, hop on over there and take a peek at the video by clicking here.

It’s a quick Christmas card using traditional red and green. Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive to be exact.

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The main focus is the diamond patterned design, cut out using the Eclectic Layers thinlits. I used the Sheet Music background stamp with some Crumb Cake ink, and sponged around the edges.  The cute little reindeer peeking through the diamonds is from the Be Merry Designer Series Paper.

The sentiment is from a new set in the Holiday Catalog – which goes live in just a few days! It’s called Half Full and has some cute wine glasses to go along with the fun sentiments. I swapped it from the set I used in the video, in case you are thinking it looked different! Then, tying it all together, literally, is some Old Olive Mini Chevron Ribbon. I think it is a fun card!

On to classes – I have some dates now lined up for my next classes – and I’ll be doing a few separate Christmas Card classes as well as the All-Occasion ones.
So, check your calendars and let me know which ones you want to attend!
The first day will be a Double Class on Saturday, September 9th! One set each of Christmas and All-Occasion cards. I’ll put them all up on my calendar with details. I hope to see you there!

Happy stamping and enjoy your day!
Mak

Holiday Chandelier

Hi folks!  I’m working on a new schedule to get some more posts going.. so you can look forward to more quick posts with projects! YAY! I’d love to hear what kind of cards, or even non-card projects, you’d like to see. Just drop me a line and I’ll do my best to come up with one for you! I even have a few videos lined up for you. 🙂

For today, I wanted to take a different spin on the chandelier I used for an anniversary card <click here if you missed it>.  This time I turned it into a holiday card! You can see how easy it is to use one set for multiple occasions.

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The stamp set is Season to Sparkle, with the coordinating Chandelier Thinlit Dies – and you can purchase the bundle together to save 10%.

I used the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper as I did in the anniversary card, but did not cover it in vellum this time. I wanted to keep it nice and bright to go with the Berry Burst border. The Merry & Bright sentiment is included in the stamp set, and I went over it with some Wink of Stella to give it an extra sparkle. Here is a close up of the rhinestones on the lights, along with Wink of Stella on the candles:

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This is a super quick card to put together, and you can make it too with the items in the new Holiday Catalog…. Don’t forget – the new Holiday Catalog starts on September 1st! Contact me if you need a catalog!

Enjoy your day!
Mak

Global Stamping Friends Hop – Anniversary

Hi there!!

This is a special hop this month to celebrate the Anniversary of the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop!  I was a little late to the game – just joining this group recently, but I am so glad I get to share in the fun with everyone!

Since it was an anniversary celebration, I decided to make… that’s right, an Anniversary Card. 🙂  However, I had one of my new Halloween-ish sets stuck in my head, so I used it for the card!  It’s a new bundle in the Holiday catalog available in just a few weeks… Season to Sparkle, with the coordinating Chandelier Thinlit Dies. It’s not technically a Halloween set – but it has Halloween elements, as well as Christmas, and can even be used for Valentine’s Day!

I wanted to keep it simple, so the chandelier could be the main focus, so this is what I came up with:

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I love this thinlit! I can’t wait to make more with it. It has a bunch of nifty accessories to go with it, too.. Lots of dangling beads, ornaments, gems, a bow, even a crow (at least, I assume it’s a crow).
For the background I used the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper, in the Lemon Lime Twist color. I thought it looked like wallpaper, so it would be a great background to the chandelier. I added a layer of vellum on top to soften the brightness a bit. I also used some black metallic thread twisted up to look like it was holding it up to the ceiling.
Rhinestones and Wink of Stella are on the lights. It’s definitely pretty sparklie. To finish it off, I used the stamp set Banners for You with coordinating Bunch of Banners framelit for the verse. Some silver metallic thread and the mini sequin trim is peeking out from behind it.

You can see how easy it is to mix and match occasions with different sets! Give it a try and let me know how it goes!
On to the rest of the hop – I’m excited to see the other projects everyone made, and I hope you are, too.

Click on the arrow below to head over to Amanda at the next stop, and enjoy the rest of the Special Anniversary Hop!!
Mak

In case you get lost or want to hop around out of order, here is the list of participants:

  1. Sharleen Luciano
  2. Mary Ann Rossiter –> You are here!
  3. Amanda Bates
  4. Donna Gray
  5. Anastasia Radloff
  6. Georgia Missy Gaydos
  7. Jan Musselman
  8. Marieke Bart
  9. Angelique Stempelkeuken
  10. Stephanie Nash
  11. Ellen Woodbridge
  12. Lisa Ann Bernard
  13. Karie Beglau
  14. Vicky Wright
  15. Tricia Butts
  16. Anita Wifladt
  17. Jenn Curtis Charles
  18. Rachel MacLeod
  19. Christina Walker
  20. Kimberley Anne Morris
  21. Sarah McDermott