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Blogging Friends Blog Hop – April Showers

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 Friday of every month to see what wonderful things we have created!  Each month we’ll have a different theme! This month it’s April Showers!

When I hear of April Showers, I think of Springtime and a poem with May flowers.  I’m not in any rush to get too far into spring, but I did want to stick with flowers! So my card is going to call Spring our friend, and after the cold weather we’ve had here in Ohio for a while… we will be happy to see it come soon!

I’ve used one of our new Sale-A-Bration Bundles that comes with both Designer Series Paper and the coordinating stamp set, called Painted Seasons. Here is the card I made:

I love the brightness of the paper, and it has plenty of flowers! I stamped one of the flowers and a few extra leaves, then cut them out using the new coordinating Four Seasons Thinlits.

I covered all the Poppy Parade colored flowers with Wink of Stella for some extra shimmer.

The Stitched Rectangle Framelits worked great as a frame for the sentiment. That came from the Well Said stamp set, and the Friend thinlit from the Well Written Framelits – which are in a bundle together!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and don’t forget to check out the other fabulous entries in this month’s hop by clicking on the frog button below!!

If you would like to do some shopping for the products used here, please head over to my online store by clicking here and start earning FREE products during Sale-A-Bration!
Thanks!
Mak

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Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Case the Designer

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 Friday of every month to see what wonderful things we have created!  Each month we’ll have a different theme! This month it’s Case the Designer with Sale-A-Bration!

Here is the lovely project from Laura Borchert that we are CASE-ing today. If you are unfamiliar with “CASE”, it’s short for Copy and Share Everything.

The project I have for you today is based on Laura’s layout. I was able to use new products from both the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration selections.

The stamp set I used is Tea Together. It has a matching Tea Time framelit set available as a Sale-A-Bration item. They go great together!
I was so happy to not have to fussy cut around all the little flowers – there is a die for them! And, of course, for the tea cup, as well as a tea kettle, some more flowers, and some leaves!  It’s a great tool to have.
For the rest of the card, I used the Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the fun background, the Flirty Flamingo ribbon from the All My Love ribbon combo pack, a circle punched from vellum, and a bit of Wink of Stella to make the flowers sparkle.
The flowers and the tea cup were all colored on Whisper White cardstock with Stampin Blends – including two new colors – Mossy Meadow and Balmy Blue. Mango Melody and Flirty Flamingo round out the markers to match the ribbon. These colors go lovely together, and really pop against the Very Vanilla background.

Here’s a close up of the sparkle on the tea cup. You can see the ribbon has a bit of natural sparkle to it as well.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and I would love to see your take on CASE-ing my card!

Don’t forget to check out the other fabulous entries in this month’s hop by clicking on the frog button below!!

If you would like to do some shopping for the products used here, please head over to my online store by clicking here and start earning FREE products during Sale-A-Bration!
Thanks!
Mak

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Fall Inspirational Photo

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 an Inspiration Photo!

Isn’t that just a gorgeous scene? It’s September 1st, and even though it’s still summer, some of us can’t wait til it’s Autumn! I’m not even ashamed to say I’ve had my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season. Ok, maybe a little, but it was still good!

So, I looked at this picture and immediately focused on the sunflowers, just to make sure I wasn’t jumping too far into Fall just yet. Here is the card I made from that inspiration:

I mixed a little of the old and new for this one – giving you some more sneak peeks at products available starting on Sept 5th in the Holiday Catalog.

For starters, let’s not forget about the Annual Catalog – which is where these lovely flowers came from, Painted Harvest. I layered Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie for the petals, and Soft Suede with Granny Apple Green for the centers. I think it came out pretty close to the inspiration photo!
For the background, I used the Subtle embossing folder, which is true to the name. To make it stand out a bit more, I ran a sponge with the Crushed Curry ink across the edges.

You can see it a bit better that way. You can also see a few of the new items, like the copper glimmer paper – which is part of a 6×6 inch multi pack called Joyous Noel, and includes Merry Merlot and Tranquil Tide with it. I also used the new Sprig Punch, available in the same suite as the Glimmer paper.
The sentiment is heat embossed with Copper, and I used one other new item to die cut the vellum. That piece came from the Farmhouse Framelits dies, and you can look for more samples made with the Festive Farmhouse Suite of products in the next week!

I hope you have enjoyed diving into Fall for a few moments for this month’s hop. Continue on by clicking below!
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 Clarke
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Tammy Gill
Rick Adkins

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

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.

   

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Happy stamping!
Mak