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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

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!
Mak


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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