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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

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Blogging Friends Blog Hop – The Color Red

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 the color RED!

I was so happy to have this theme, because it gave me a chance to use one of the stamps I haven’t tried yet – the big flower outline from Beautiful Day in the Occasions Catalog. This is the same set with the lovely butterfly I used with Brushos (you can see that one here).

I used the flower with my Blends markers, using Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive. Here’s how it turned out:

I love that it turned out so elegant looking. It has such a classic pairing of the black and red, with a bit of sparkle thrown in. Real Red card stock goes well with the Cherry Cobbler flower, as it’s not too dark.
I used the Petals & More dies for the additional leaves behind the flower. The sentiment is from the Petal Palette stamp set. It’s on vellum, with some rhinestones colored red with the Blends. I added a few more colored with Daffodil Delight on the center of the flower. It is finished off with the Silver Metallic Edge ribbon.

I hope it inspires you to get out those Blends, too! They are so much fun to play with. Enjoy the rest of today’s hop!
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
Danica Ferrante
Jessica Mink
Leanne Johnson
Michelle Clark
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Tammy Gill
Rick Adkins
Lisa Harvey Reber

Petal Palette Bundle

Hi folks!

Here’s one of the new bundles available in the new Occasions Catalog. It’s the stamp set Petal Palette and the Petals & More thinlits. There are a few more products in the Petal Passion Suite, and they all coordinate!
Also included are metal embellishments, organza ribbon, a pair of embossing folders, as well as the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper. I’ve used that DSP with the bundle in this card:

I love that the DSP is black and white, so you can add as much or as little color you like. In this case, I added some bright colors from the Watercolor Pencils and an Aqua Painter.  In the background are some leaves in Lemon Lime Twist, both stamped and cut out using the thinlits. Here is what it looked like when I first colored it, before blending the colors together:

Super simple, I just scribbled some colors that I wanted, then blended them together with the aqua painter – like a paint brush. It doesn’t matter if you overlap colors, that’s just going to give you better mixed colors.

I hope you liked this version. I originally got the idea from Patty Bennett, who did a video on watercoloring using some notecards with the same colors and basic layout.  Here are some of my versions of those, using some ribbon and cardstock to border the DSP, and the Whisper White Notecards – which are a bit smaller than the standard card size.

The good news is that because it’s Sale-A-Bration time, if you purchase the Petal Palette Bundle, which already includes a discounted price, you can also earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item! How cool is that!

Click over to my online store to go shopping, or contact me if you have any questions!
Don’t forget to use the current Hostess Code if your order is under $150. It’s always up at the top of my blog! Right now it’s XF7TYZQX.

Thanks for stopping by!
Mak

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Stampin’ Blends are on the way

Hey folks!

If you saw my last post, you saw a preview of the new Stampin’ Blends markers that will be coming out in the near future. I have another quick card for you today using those markers, showing you how nifty they really are:

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As you can see this is a really simple, quick card – but so pretty with the shading of the new Blends. I used the Floral Statements and the Sheet Music stamp sets for this, as well as some sponging around the edges.
I used several different colors (Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette) to get the flowers done, then both the light and dark colors of the Old Olive for the leaves. Not only do they blend together nicely to look good, they are easy to use! You get two different tips on each marker so you can use the brush side to color a bigger area, or the smaller nib for smaller areas or to scrub the colors together.

For just a few more days, you can get the Blends as part of your starter kit if you join my team! Right now it’s only available to demonstrators. The awesome part is you can get them with the starter kit discount AND… FREE Shipping! This really is a fantastic offer.

Starter kits are available for $99, and you get to pick $125 in product! That’s $26 in product for FREE, and you get FREE shipping (just pay tax). You can pick the Blends as part of that kit, or any other combination of products you choose. Just contact me asap to join my team or click here.  Hurry though, as the Blends are only available to Demonstrators through October 15th!

Happy Stamping!
Mak

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Painted Harvest for PCC261 Color Challenge

Hi folks!  What an exciting start to the month of October!  Halloween blog hops (there is another one on Friday, so don’t miss it), TWO Stampin’ Up Specials, a Stamp-a-Stack class for World Card Making Day…  and a whole bunch of cards to share in between everything going on!

For this fall themed card I have for you, I used one of the Designer Series Papers included in the Buy 3 Get 1 Free special – Painted Autumn. It’s got a lovely mix of colors, and they fit right on with the colors picked for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge #261.

The colors screamed ‘fall’ to me.. and as hard as I tried to make a neon green flower, it didn’t quite turn out. 🙂  So, I made a Coral one instead!

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I love all the elements of this one.. It’s got a strip of the DSP with Cajun Craze behind it. The flower from Painted Harvest is stamped with both the Calypso Coral and Cajun Craze. I used both Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide for the middle and the leaves.
The vellum leaves are punched with the coordinating Leaf punch (available in the bundle to save 10%), and all washed over with some Wink of Stella for the sparkle.  A little bit of the Tranquil Tide ribbon is peeking out from the bottom. I also used the same Layered Leaves embossing folder as one of my Halloween cards since it fit in nicely with the other leaves.

Such a fun card to make! Don’t forget to check out the DSP special so you can pick up some of the fun papers to make your own creations! 🙂

Happy Stamping!
Mak

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