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Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Lovely As A Tree

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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: Lovely As A Tree!!

A few months back you may remember my favorite stamp set that I selected for our hop was also Lovely As A Tree… So, this month I have just a few quick and simple ideas to share with you using the three main tree stamps from the set.

Here’s a Fall Themed card, great for anytime of the year really. Even though it’s not Halloween anymore, it doesn’t mean you can’t use the ‘Halloween” supplies! Here I have the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper, and the Halloween Night Enamel Dots. But it doesn’t look like a Halloween card, right?
I used the Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, and Chocolate Chip markers on the tree, and also to color the different parts of the phrase – which is from the Suite Seasons stamp set.

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Next we have a Christmas card, in Soft Sky and Smokey Slate. I love the subtle look those colors give. I sponged some Soft Sky ink onto the sky using the new sponge brayers. The sentiment is from Greetings From Santa. I wrapped some Silver Metallic Thread around the card, and added some rhinestones and Wink of Stella on the trees.

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I don’t want you to miss out on the shimmery effects coming from Wink of Stella, so here’s another look at the trees up close:

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The last card for today is another Christmas card, but in more traditional colors, using Real Red and Garden Green. Although, as you can see, it can be used for any other occasion around that time period as well, as there is no specific sentiment on the front. How about a thank you card from some gifts? Completely possible.
For this, I inked up the tree in Garden Green, then used the Chocolate Chip marker to color the stem on the stamp, then stamped on the paper. The tree is sitting in the Layering Oval Framelits, and has the scalloped edge in the Red Glimmer Paper. The background is the This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper. I tied some bows using the Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine. Oh, and the red rhinestones? They can be created with a red sharpie. 🙂

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I hope you enjoyed these projects using Lovely As A Tree, I know I did!


Here’s some additional info that may make you happy as well!!
Starting today, Stampin’ Up has some new sales going on – along with the release of the NEW Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies!  The dies are available starting November 1st, ahead of being released in the next catalog! YAY!

And… to go along with these fabulous dies, they are offering a 25% discount on select stamp sets from Nov 1st through Nov 30th.

Click the image to see them all:www.stampinmak.com


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!

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Participating Blogging Friends, in order of appearance:

Crystal Komara
Anna Masciovecchio
Libby Fens
Anne Power
Danica Ferrante
Deborah Smart
Jessica Mink
Jodi Horsley
Leanne Johnson
Michelle Clark
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Tammy Gill
Rick Adkins
Lisa Reber

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Retiring Products

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: Retiring Products!

www.stampinmak.comYep, it’s that time of year again where we make room for the new by saying goodbye to the old! Click on the Farewell image to be taken to the online store with retiring items. Some items are even at a discount!

Well, it turns out I have made quite a few cards over the past year with some of the products that are now retiring. Some I’ve shared and some I haven’t yet. I decided to gather up a bunch of them to share with you today – since pretty soon these will be retired and I don’t want you to miss out!

Some of these I’ve done at my classes and some I’ve modeled after ideas I’ve seen online, or I’ve been given a sample and asked to recreate something similar. These all have some retiring products on them, and I’ll point those out.

Here is a simple yet elegant card using the Sassy Salutations greeting:

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This next birthday card uses the Big News stamped greeting, and the heart punch from Itty Bitty Punch Pack to make the bottom of the balloon (just overlap the hearts).

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Here is a very fall-ish card using the For All Things set. It also has the Gold Metallic Baker’s Twine and some Typeset Designer Series Paper:

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This next one also uses a few different retiring items, featuring the Vivid Vases single stamp. It’s also got the flower from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack, the Silver Metallic Baker’s Twine, the Stylish Stripes embossing folder, and Crystal Effects on the flowers to make them shine… ALL retiring!

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Stepping back (or really far forward) to Christmas time, here is a fantastic winter tree scene using the White Christmas set:

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Here are some more that I’ve already featured on my blog, but wanted to highlight them again now that the items are retiring.

This is an older card, so I know the DSP used isn’t around anymore, but I wanted to point out the stamp and punch used. It’s the Festival of Trees stamp set with coordinating Tree Punch. I wanted to show you this stamp doesn’t have to be used only for Christmas. 🙂
If you click on the following pictures, they will take you to their original posts.

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This one was my first try at the Northern Lights technique, of which I still need to try again.. I think I see a video in the future for it 🙂   It’s got The Open Sea for the ship, and the sentiment is from Project Life Remember This:

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Here is a lovely set that can be used any time of the year to support the troops, For Your Country:

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This next one was my Bokeh technique, and highlights the sentiment from the Hello Life set:

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And, last but not least, I have to show of a kitty cat card (or 3)…
This set, You Little Furball, made me so happy, then I was extremely sad to see it on the retired list. BUT….. for all you animal lovers out there… you will NOT be disappointed by the new catalog! WOW…I can’t wait to start sharing some of the samples I make with those as soon as I can get my hands on them! 🙂
Here are the three with this set that I’ve posted here a while back:

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I couldn’t help it… It is such a fun set!

I hope you enjoyed looking through these, and if you want to purchase anything before it’s gone forever, click on the catalogs on the left of my blog or the “Shop Now” link in the menu at the top.   Hopefully everyone gets what they are looking for, but you have to act fast – since some items are ‘as supplies last’!

Thanks for looking around this time, and click on through to see the rest of the hop!  Tammy is next on the list, and you can get there by clicking the picture below –
Thanks!
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!

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Participating Blogging Friends, in order of appearance:

Crystal Komara
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

 

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Apr2016

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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. We 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: Our Favorite Stamp Set (or two, or three..)!

Since I’ve been a demonstrator for almost 13 years, I have LOTS of favorites… It was hard narrowing it down, but I did… to just one. Maybe one day I’ll go back and pick my top 10.. but that’s not for today. 🙂

Having picked the one set, I decided to do a technique video on Masking. Check out the video, and then continue reading on for pictures of the cards featured in the video, as well as hopping over to the rest of the wonderful blogs in this month’s hop!  Here’s the video for your amusement:

Pretty neat huh?  I think I’m getting the hang of it… mostly… well, at least I’m figuring out how to do more things with this whole video thing. There’s no stopping me now! Mwaa haa haaa! 🙂

Here are some pics of the cards featured:

Here’s another that I really liked… I love BOTH of those stamps from this set:


You can see I did some selective inking on that one to hide the base of the group of trees. This way it looks like they are in the snow.

And here are some more that have been featured on my blog in the past, you can click on them to go to those posts:

 

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And, here’s one more for a bonus… an oldie, but a goodie.. I only have a picture of this, and as you can see, I love using this tree on vellum!

So, now that you have lots of ideas for the Lovely as a Tree stamp set, hop over to Tammy’s site to see what she has for you today!

Thanks!
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 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:

Crystal Komara
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

Holiday Catalog is Live Now!

Hi folks!!!  I’m getting everything updated for the new Holiday Catalog season! It went live just this week, and if you need a paper copy, let me know ASAP so I can get one to you.

If you haven’t seen it yet.. Oh My Goodness!! You are missing out! It’s got something for all the Fall & Winter season Holidays… A little bit of Halloween, Thanksgiving and LOTS of Winter Christmastime goodies!

You can always go to to the “Shop Now” tab at the top of my blog to get to all the different Online store sections, but here’s a shortcut right to the Holiday Items:
I’ll be sharing projects from this throughout the season of the Catalog.
If you see something you like and want to order online, be sure to use this month’s hostess code:  TSS3HA4J if your order is under $150. If it’s over, you get some goodies for yourself! 🙂

* * Before I get to that card… I just wanted to remind folks to check out my calendar…  I’ve scheduled the next Fall Card Class, on Saturday Sept 12th.
The ‘event’ is posted on my Facebook page, and I always put the countdown at the top of this blog. 🙂
I will also be scheduling some Christmas Card classes in the near future, but this one coming up will still be fall-related.. no snowflakes yet!!  I don’t want to rush into that!!

I will also be having a giant sale on my retired stamps and accessories at this class.. so make sure to RSVP so we have enough room set up to stamp AND browse the retired goodies!!

Ok, on to the first Holiday Catalog card. 🙂

It’s got a few different new elements in here… and I want to show you a few steps along the way..
I used the stamp set Happy Scenes with the coordinating Hearth & Home Thinlit to make he window. They work perfectly together. 🙂
Here’s a picture of the image I stamped on Very Vanilla and just colored with my Blender Pens and the ink pads:

I used Smokey Slate to do some shadowing around the tree (and pumpkins, and leaves)…  and, this next one is after I did a little sponging for the sky:

Isn’t that cool?? Pretty neat transformation… and it was simple and quick!! Nothing fancy, just used one dauber and grabbed a few different colors one at a time starting with a yellow, then an orange, then Melon Mambo! I love how it turned out.
I layered the window on with some dimensionals, used the black satin ribbon, the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper, and one of the Spider Web Doilies!!
OOH! and I almost forgot… I added Dazzling Details to the doily.. so it sparkles. I arranged them so the window looks like it’s right in someone’s house.. with the wallpaper and chair rail (is that what it’s called?).. So I hope you like it!

Don’t forget to RSVP for my next class and have a good day!
Mak

Vintage Leaves for PP251 and Zoie update

Hey folks…
Update on Zoie…She’s hanging in there! Not out of the woods yet, but I think we can see her coming home soon. YAY!
You can tell she doesn’t feel well because she willingly went to go sit on hubby’s lap. 🙂  That didn’t last long, and she was curled up on mine in no time.

For today’s card I accidentally skipped a season. 🙂  I jumped right to a fall card. Not on purpose, but when I decided to use the Vintage Leaves set (with matching framelits), I automatically went to fall colors. Heh. Here’s the card sketch from The Paper Players #PP251:

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Along with the Vintage Leaves and matching framelits called Leaflets, I used the Woodgrain embossing folder. The leaf is sponged in multiple colors – right on the stamp – then I stamped it on White. Then I sponged more green right on the paper.  Colors included Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Old Olive and Garden Green. Here’s how it looks:

I added some splash of gold embossing powder and looped up some of the super thin new gold Metallic Thread behind the leaf.
Tip:  Do your heat embossing *before* you add the thread.. it starts to shrivel up with the heat gun.. oops!!
The sentiment is from The Sheltering Tree, and is Garden Green ink with Clear embosssing powder in Vellum. I also added a few loops of the Metallic Baker’s Twine around the card to act as another layer instead of paper.

I hope everyone likes it and enjoy your Friday!
Mak