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Global Stamping Friends – Home Decor

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 Home Decor!

I needed to step out of my card comfort zone for this one, but I’m glad I did! I decided to make a wall hanging picture. Actually, it could be on a table, or the wall. This first picture is the table version.

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I’ve used something brand new in this, too! Stampin’ Up has a special Limited Time only bundle available for Demonstrators this month, and it will be available for customers next month. (Contact me if you want to know how to get this!)
The stamp set is Blended Seasons, and the bundle includes the Stitched Seasons Framelits. Also available will be a new set of Watercolor pencils, which I used to color the images in my frame.
Here are some of the fun new colors all blended together on the flowers and leaves:

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I used the framelits to cut the background piece from vellum. I layered lots and lots of leaves and stems also from the framelits, in Garden Green and Granny Apple Green. For some extra shine, I used the Copper Foil paper, some Copper metallic thread, as well as some of the metallic sequins.
After I put it all together, I thought it could use just a bit more artsy-shine, so I added an additional border and layered it on top of the frame itself! I thought it looked pretty cool. Now it has to go on the wall, since I extended the frame at the bottom, heh.

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If you take a closer look, you will notice the awesome wooden background is actually Designer Series Paper! I took some pieces of the Wood Textures 6×6 DSP and sliced them up into planks. I made varying widths and lengths, then put them together like flooring. I’m trying to figure out if I’m more exited about the pretty flowers or the wood floor! <squeee!> And, this pack of DSP is part of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Promotion this month!

Once I calmed down a bit, I realized Wink of Stella would work wonders on the flowers to finish it off. Super sparkles going on in this work of art.

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I hope you like this project, I really did. I can’t wait to see what all the others came up with this month.


Don’t forget to RSVP to my Card Making classes, the next two are up on my calendar (one is this coming Saturday)!  You can also check out my online store for the specials this month, such as the Buy 3 Get 1 Free DSP sale, and the Free set of ink pads when you join my team! 🙂


Please take some time to continue on with the rest of the hop, you will be heading over to Kimberley’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. Tricia Butts
3. Narelle Fasulo
4. Amber Thompson
5. Karie Beglau
6. Anja Reuss
7. Anastasia Radloff
8. Amanda Bates
9. Susan Simpson
10. Angelique Stempelkeuken
11. Libby Dyson
12. Marieke Bart
13. Mary Ann Kay Rossiter —> You are Here <—
14. Kimberley Anne Morris
15. Rebecca Urban
16.Jenn Curtis Charles
17. Sarah McDermott

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Abstract Impressions – 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 feature products from the Brand New 2018-19 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. I know you will find a lot of wonderful ideas shared today.

I’ve decided to use elements from the Garden Impressions Suite. The stamps, Designer Series Paper, and the Thinlits all work together to make this festive and bright card!

I recently used the Artistic Impressions bundle in a previous post, but wanted to show how versatile it is by creating a completely different look with the same stamp set.

Here are the products used to create this one:
Stamps: Abstract Impressions
Inks: So Saffron, Mango Melody, Shaded Spruce, Memento Black
Papers: Garden Impressions DSP Paper Stack, Mango Melody, Shaded Spruce, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Others: Springtime Impressions Thinlits, Stitched Shapes and Layering Ovals Framelits, Rhinestones, Wink of Stella, Dimensionals

I love how bright and fun this turned out. The little flowers on the DSP are so cute and have so much color! I popped up some of the flowers I die cut on dimensionals and put some rhinestones over the middle – which is perfect to hide the dimensional. Here’s a closeup of the shimmery flowers from the Wink of Stella:

This was so fun and easy to make, and I can’t wait to see the rest of the ideas everyone is sharing.

   

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

Celebrate with Flowers

Recently I was able to attend Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage event, which was such a wonderful time!  I wanted to share one of the cards I made for swapping with my fellow demonstrators:

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Such a fun, bright, spring-like card! I used the Perennial Birthday stamp set with the Celebrate You thinlits from Sale-A-Bration (this will be available in the new catalog, YAY).
It was easy to get the fun colored flowers, too. I stamped them with the inks, then used sponge daubers to swirl some color on them. Quick, easy, and looks great. I added some Wink of Stella on some of the flowers to give it added pizzazz. Keep checking back as I will be sharing some of the wonderful swaps I got in return.

Here are some quick reminders for you:

  • The retiring items have been posted, and are going fast! Many are ‘while supplies last’, so if there’s something you have your eye on, grab it ASAP!
  • The Clearance Rank was restocked at the same time. Those items are also going quickly, and once they are gone, they are gone!
  • I’m giving it a go at doing more live videos – so make sure to like my Facebook page so you can get notices when I do those.
  • I have added some more Saturday classes for May, so make sure to check the calendar – I’m switching things up a bit since it’s coming up on my 15th year Anniversary with Stampin’ Up! YAY!

Happy Stampin!
Mak

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Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Sale-a-Bration

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 Sale-A-Bration!

If you are unfamiliar with Sale-A-Bration, it’s the time of year to earn FREE products and get great deals! You can click here to read more about all the fantastic details of what you can get. But, it only lasts though the end of March, so don’t wait too long!

This year, there was a second release of NEW Sale-A-Bration products, so I used the new Blossoming Basket Bundle, which has both the Basket Weave embossing folder and Blossoming Basket stamp set! You can earn this bundle for FREE with a qualifying order.

I used Calypso Coral as the border, with Crumb Cake for the base. I used the Basket Weave embossing folder with ink on it to get the color in the creases. It gives it so much more depth that way.

The sentiment also comes from a Sale-A-Bration set, Heartfelt Blooms. I added a few extra leaves behind it using the Eclectic Layers thinlits.

I used Memento ink to stamp the lovely basket, so I could color it in with the Blends markers. I used several colors, to get various mixtures and shading. I love how the flowers AND the basket turned out! I added Wink of Stella to make it shine:

It’s hard to photograph sparklie flowers, so here’s another shot:

I love how this one turned out! If you want to earn this bundle and make this too, just contact me or place your order on my online store.

If you’d love to see even more lovely projects with Sale-A-Bration in mind, then please take a few minutes to hop on through the rest of today’s blog hop!
Happy stamping!
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 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
Libby Fens
Mary Blocher
Jessica Mink
Michelle Clark
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Tammy Gill
Nikki Daigneau

Happy Valentine’s Day

Hi folks!  Happy Valentine’s Day!

Today I have a quick card for you from one of my recent classes. It was inspired by a card I saw online, by another Demonstrator kind enough to share, Heather Guerrero.
* Here’s a great tip.. if you ever get stuck in your crafty-funk, go look at projects online! Something is bound to inspire you. 🙂  And, if you join my team, you can have access to plenty more sample projects for your inspiration! Contact me today to find out how – or click here to do it online!
Don’t forget when you join during Sale-A-Bration, you get two additional FREE stamps of your choice! You won’t want to miss out on this fabulous deal!

Back to the card… I thought this would be a perfect card for the Valentine season to share with you:

I used Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler Blends to color the flowers from the Petal Palette Stamp set. The background paper is the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper. The leaves are from the Petals & More Thinlits, and the Cherry Cobbler accent piece if from the Lots of Labels Framelits. To give it some sparkle, I used the Basic Black Shimmer ribbon.

For this card, I have another tip… If you are unsure of exactly when you will send your card – you can leave off the sentiment! Then, when you need the card, you can add it later for whichever event you like. This is something I like to share with my class attendees, and they can select from various sentiments during the class.

If you’d like to attend one of my classes, the next one is coming up!
Mark your calendars for Sunday, Feb 25th.
* * I’ll need to know by the end of the day Thursday if you are coming.

Happy Stamping!
Mak