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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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Farmhouse Christmas – What’s New at Stampin’ Up! Blog Hop

Welcome! I am happy that you are joining us for our hop today. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from around the world who are Hoppin’ With Exciting Ideas to share with you. Today we will be featuring products from the new Holiday Catalog, and I selected Farmhouse Christmas!

The funny thing is, I didn’t make a Christmas card! I wanted to show you that the products don’t always have to be used for the obvious reasons. I actually went for a more fall themed color scheme, and made it an “any occasion” card, using only stamps and dies from the Farmhouse Christmas Bundle.

I know I wanted to make a card like this the moment I saw this set, and I got to use the Stampin’ Blends markers to color it all in. I used a whole bunch of them, too! I’m glad there are some new colors in the Holiday Catalog, those came in handy. Two fo the new colors, Cajun Craze and Mango Melody, helped out with the windows and the roof.  Other colors used were Old Olive, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler,  Soft Suede and Bronze. I could play all day with this set and these markers!
The fantastic fence also comes with the framelits, and I cut it out of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper – instant fence texture!
(Just a note on the fence… I cut two of them and glued them together to get the whole width of the card.)

For the colorful sky, I sponged a bit of many colors together. I used Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Rich Razzleberry. I made sure not to press too hard, as I wanted it to be pretty light. I added some Wink of Stella to the windows for the final sparkle.

I hope you enjoyed my card today, showing you how easy it is to make non-Holiday cards from the Holiday Catalog!

   

Please take a moment to leave a comment to let me know how you liked my project or ask me any questions about how I created it.
Don’t forget to click the NEXT icon and keep hoppin’ with us! Thanks!

Happy stamping!
Mak

Christmas Card Series on the Calendar

Hi folks!

Just wanted to let you know some more classes have been added to the calendar for Christmas Cards!  It’s a series of 3 classes, 1 each month starting Sept 15th.

As an added treat, if you sign up for all 3 classes, you get a special bonus gift from me!

You check out the dates on my calendar here. I will also be adding in some non-Holiday classes, too – but for those that want to plan ahead for those Holiday cards.. this is for you!

Here are the details for the classes:

What:  We will make 10 Christmas Cards, with envelopes. Cost is $30, and is non-refundable.
Where:  my house
When: 10 AM  (note the earlier time from previous classes so you have more of your day left!)

Class Special – If you RSVP and come to all 3 classes in the series (1 each month in Sept, Oct, Nov) you will also receive a special present from me (the cute Cherry Cobbler Distressed Card Tin, decorated and ready to hold your cards).
If you want to participate, but cannot make a certain date, I can work out a to-go class package for you.

* RSVP is due 1 week prior to each class.* 
Class 1 – Saturday, September 15th,  RSVP by Sept 8th.
Class 2 – Saturday, October 20th, RSVP by Oct 13th.
Class 3 – Saturday, November 17th, RSVP by Nov 10th.

Please bring your own adhesive, all other supplies are provided.
I will confirm your registration once I receive it so you know you are signed up.

If there are questions, just let me know!
Happy Stamping,
Mak

Global Stamping Friends – Drinks Galore

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 Drinks Galore!

Since I just came out of a “Christmas in July” mode, I figured I could do one more Holiday card for this, using the Half Full stamp set.

I went for a rustic look using the burlap ribbon and some warm colors.

It’s a simple yet beautiful card. I colored the images with a few Stampin’ Blends. I absolutely LOVE them, and… Surprise!! There are more coming out in the Holiday Catalog!!! Keep an eye out for those!

I also used the Stitched Seasons framelits from the Blended Seasons Bundle – which is available NOW, while supplies last, this month only!
For the background, you’d almost never know it was from the Designer Series Paper that coordinates with the octopus stamp set (Sea of Textures)!!  The paper is the Tranquil Textures DSP, and this lovely washed look is on the back of one of the bold prints. How fun is that!

I finished it off with some metallic pearls and Wink of Stella to make it sparkle.
<Edit: I actually forgot my mistletoe when I took the first pictures!! I couldn’t figure out why it looked weird… then it finally hit me.. it’s a Christmas card! Where are the mistletoe??  LOL 🙂 So, I fixed it. >

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card, and make sure to click on through to continue on with the rest of the hop, you will be heading over to Lisa Ann’s blog next, and don’t forget to leave some nice comments to let us know what you think!
Happy Stamping!
Mak

1. Lisa Ann Bernard
2. Narelle Fasulo
3. Amanda Farlinger
4. Amber Thompson
5. Karie Beglau
6. Anastasia Radloff
7. Anja Reuss
8. Tricia Butts
9. Kimberley Anne Morris
10. Rachel Macleod
11. Marieke Bart
12. Jan Musselman
13. Angelique Stempelkeuken
14. Mary Ann Rossiter —> You are here <—

 

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!
Mak