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Class time and Sale-A-Bration Chickens

Hey folks!!

It’s been a busy time around here, and I had to move a few classes around, but I was able to keep the data open this Saturday – February 4th!!  So, please RSVP as soon as you can, as space is limited!
It will start at 1:00 pm, and we will be making 10 cards as usual. I will need to know no later than Friday at 6 pm.
We will be making some fun cards with animal themes… There will be dragonflies, cats, dogs, butterflies, and even chickens!
Trust me, this is going to be fun – you can check out the new Occasions catalog products and the chickens from the Sale-A-Bration (SAB) catalog!
If you don’t have the catalogs and want one, just let me know so I can get them to you.

Before I get to a really cute sample from the SAB catalog with those chickens I mentioned…  I wanted to also say I will have my retired items out available for purchase at my class. I’m doing some crafty housecleaning, and they need to go!!
I’ve been taking pictures and will be posting them online, but you get first pick at my class if interested.

On to my card for today – I used a design right out of the SAB catalog!

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Isn’t that adorable? I love how colorful and whimsical it turned out. The Designer Series Paper is the Festive Birthday paper, and the stamp set I used is called “Hey, Chick” and that set is one of many that can be earned for FREE with your $50 order.

If you are not familiar with Sale-A-Bration, that’s how it works…
– For each and every $50 order (before taxes and shiping), you can pick a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.
– Hosting earns you an additional $25 when the orders total $250
– And if you want to join the fun and join my team – that will let you pick TWO FREE STAMP SETS – so you can get up to an additional $104 in products for free. How fun is that!?
Contact me if you are interested – I would love to have you join the fun with me!

Don’t forget to RSVP for the card class this weekend, and Happy Stamping!!
Mak

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Dragonflies

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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 the New Occasions Catalog!

We are so lucky to have a guest blogger this month, too! YAY for Janet Wakeland! Be sure to check out the links at the bottom so you don’ miss out on any of the posts this month!

With the New Occasions Catalog right around the corner – there were sooo many neat things to choose from. I decided to pick one stamp and thinlit set, and a new tool. So, I used the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, the coordinating Detailed Dragonflies Thinlits dies, and the NEW Watercolor Pencils.

I am so glad I did! These products are amazing! I’ve used the watercolor pencils we’ve had long ago in the past, but these are completely so much better. For one, they are the SAME colors as our inks! Another is that it made me break out the actual watercolor paper we have, and WOW! I need to do this more often. I am so happy with the results. Check this out: www.stampinmak.com

How pretty are these?  It took a little playing around, but I got the hang of it. I took one and added some of the dragonflies from the thinlits set:

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The neat thing here is that I then used that piece of black cardstock for the layer behind the watercolor paper. (Saves paper!!)   Here’s what it looks like all put together:

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I thought it was so pretty by itself, I didn’t even want to add a sentiment!
I’ve only used a few of the watercolor pencils to get the rainbow here: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, and Rich Razzleberry.  The thick baker’s twine is the Melon Mambo to match.  I could not resist – I had to also add some Wink of Stella on the dragonflies. SO SPARKLIE! 🙂

Here is the second piece, with the sentiment added:

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This alone looks like it should be it’s own masterpiece. 🙂
I then added some of the largest dragonflies cut from both Black cardstock, and Vellum – with rhinestones and more Wink of Stella, of course:

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Here’s a closeup of all the sparkly-ness:

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(What did we ever do before this goodness??)
I really hope you enjoyed these projects – I’m sure to be using this set in my upcoming card classes.  I’ll have those on the calendar in a few days – the first one of the year is coming up in just a few weeks!

Look out for all the updated links as soon as the new Catalog starts – January 4th!
And, just in case you missed it, Sale-a-Bration starts at the same time. I’ll have more info on both in the next few days as well!

Happy Stamping, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Mak


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:

Rick Adkins
Guest Blogger:  Janet Wakeland
Crystal Komara
Anna Masciovecchio
Anne Power
Mary Blocher
Danica Ferrante
Deborah Smart
Jodi Horsley
Leanne Johnson
Michelle Clark
Lorene Yoshimura-Tanigawa
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Tammy Gill
Lisa Harvey Reber
Jenny Gauthier

Snowflakes for Paper Players 324

Hi folks! Winter has (I think) officially arrived here in Ohio with some school closings! UGH! Not in my area, but not far from here…  so I thought it fitting to create this cute card for one of the Paper Player’s challenges: PP324 Snowflakes!

Here’s the inspiration pic:

How fun! Snowflakes! So, I immediately had a picture in mind…. So off to my snowflake stamps I went.. and then UGH! Many of my snowflake specific stamps are retired!! I wanted to keep it current for you folks, so a little digging I did.. and this is what I came up with:

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Each snowflake came from a different set. 🙂 I think it turned out pretty cute, I like all the different flakes! And I love that it is in non-traditional colors.. I like using blues for snowflakes, because it can be used for *anything* during the winter, not necessarily Christmas!  Here I used Perfect Plum, Night of Navy and Marina Mist.  They are all stamped on the Shimmery White Cardstock, which is fantastic in real life… Here’s a closeup of the shimmer to get a better idea:

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If you are wondering where all the snowflakes came from… here’s the list:
Perfect Plum – large – Tin of Tags
Night of Navy – medium – Stitched with Cheer
Marina Mist – small – Hang Your Stocking
‘Tis the Season sentiment – Oh, What Fun

How much fun is that? I love mixing and matching sets.. I do it all the time. 🙂
Don’t forget to check out the Year End Closeouts if you want any of these sets, as they won’t be around forever!
Click on the picture below to go right over to my online store:

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Last but not least, if you didn’t catch it on the calendar, this Sunday I’m having an informal Open House – Card Buffet Mashup. From 1-5, stop on by to use my non-consumable supplies (Big Shot, Stamps, Punches, etc) to finish your projects, OR pick some cards from my past classes to put together.
Don’t forget to bring your adhesive and RSVP by Saturday night!
I need to make sure I have enough work space setup for you!
Cost is only $5, and individual cards are $2 each if you want to make some additional to take home. I hope to see everyone there!

If there are any questions, let me know!
Mak

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Celebrate our Blogiversary

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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’s: Celebration!!
This is our one year anniversary for this blog hop! YAY!!! It’s a doozy, too!

Here’s what we have going on this month…
Not only is it our ONE YEAR Blog-iversary….
and… the start of the NEW Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog…
and… the start of 3 weeks of Special Offers from Stampin’ Up!…
and… I’ve added a new class to the calendar…
but… we have a SPECIAL GUEST this month!  You will never guess who it is!! OK, well, if you came over from Lorene’s post, you already know.. but for those that didn’t…  drum roll please… <pretend there is some type of drum roll here, because really, how do you spell that sound??>….

It’s Shelli Gardner!! She’s Co-founder and Board Chair of Stampin’ Up!
How cool is that?!?  We are so thrilled and honored to have her join us this time around!

I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to meet Shelli several times through the years. Here is the most recent photo I think I have (or was able to find right now), from about two years back, at Convention in Salt Lake City:

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So… make sure you make it all the way through the hop this time around and check out her awesome projects, too!

<SQUEEEEEEE>… ok.. breathe. 🙂

For my projects, I’ve decided to do a few cards in honor of celebrating our anniversary! I have a celebrate card, and an anniversary card. 🙂

Here’s the first one:

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Since it’s the start of the new Holiday catalog, I’ve used some of the new Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I only added a few pearls to the design for bling, because there is no need to cover up this paper, it’s gorgeous. 🙂 I used Rich Razzleberry and Night of Navy for the borders. The sentiment comes from Banners for You, with the coordinating framelits.

I also used some of the copper embossing powder for the banner. It’s so shiny in person! Here’s a close up so you can see how the copper metallic thread really glistens with it:

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My next card is using a set most would use for Christmas, the Star of Light. But guess what… pair it up with Here’s to Cheer, and you have a whole new look!

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These are both new in the Holiday Catalog. YAY! I used the matching Starlight Thinlits to cut some stars, and then added Wink of Stella for some extra sparkle. I love the black and white look on this one – it stays elegant and can be used for any occasion that way. Smokey slate gives it a subtle, almost silver look to it. Rhinestones are added to the smaller stars.  Here’s a close up of the sparkle on the black paper and the silver metallic thread:

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I hope you like the projects, and take a look over on the Current Promotions tab for info and links to the new specials going on right now. I’ll have more info on those in some new posts over the next few days!

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 enjoy 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!

Continue on Blog Hop IconParticipating Blogging Friends, in order of appearance:

Crystal Komara
Guest Blogger:  Shelli Gardner
Anna Masciovecchio
Libby Fens
Anne Power
Mary Blocher
Danica Ferrante
Deborah Smart
Jessica Mink
Jodi Horsley
Leanne Johnson
Michelle Clark
Lorene Yoshimura-Tanigawa
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Tammy Gill
Rick Adkins
Lisa Reber
Jenny Lane

 

Classes scheduled for August

Hi folks!   In case you missed the calendar, I have two more classes scheduled for the next two weekends.  Actually, it’s more like 4 classes, since each one is going to be a double class!

For each of the the scheduled days, I will be doing a Christmas Holiday Card class and immediately following, an All-Occasion Card class. So, you can come to both!  As we finish up with the Holiday cards, I will switch out the supplies for the All-Occasion cards. AND… each of the two days will have different cards! So, you can come to both days and have different cards.  I am also offering a Sunday class this time in hopes that it fits in with everyone’s schedules.

Here are the details…

Sunday, August 7th
– 1:00 pm starts the Christmas Cards
– By 4:00-ish, I will start the All-Occasion Cards.
– Note:  The 4:00 start time is flexible depending on how many people sign up, or how quickly we can finish the Holiday cards!
RSVP by Friday night, Aug 5th

Saturday, August 13th
– 1:00 pm starts the Christmas Cards
– By 4:00-ish, I will start the All-Occasion Cards.
– Note:  Same deal with the 4:00 start time as above.
RSVP by Thursday night, Aug 11th


Each of the 4 sections will still be the regular class format, with 10 cards and envelopes.
If you can only attend one half of the day, please specify that in the RSVP (and which half!)  If you attend the whole day, it will be a total of 20 cards! YAY!
* * As always, please bring your own adhesive.

If there are any questions please let me know, as it will be a busy time with all of these cards and I want to make sure the classes run smoothly. 🙂


Last but not least for today….   As previously mentioned, starting August 2nd, there will be a special Stamp set bundle available, Thoughtful Branches.
This will be available only for a limited time!!

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Here is a sneak peak at a card that uses one of the Thinlits from the bundle… that will also be used in the Holiday classes…

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Stop by tomorrow Monday (edit: oops, had the days mixed up!) for our monthly blog hop, and have a great weekend everyone!
Mak