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Global Stamping Friends Hop – Halloween

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 Halloween!

For the past few years, we have had some unintentional pumpkin vines in our yard, and have had dozens of pumpkins each year. This summer we finally cleaned it all up, so sadly, I have no more pumpkins. That is why I chose pumpkins for my Halloween card!  Here is my creation:

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I used the Hostess special stamp set, Merry Patterns, and paired it up with Season to Sparkle to get the Happy Halloween and spooky bird! That little bird fit right in perched up on top of the cute swirl!
The Designer Series Paper is the Painted Autumn, and is one of the packs on sale just for a few more days during the Buy 3 get 1 Free special.
Here’s a tip for this one – I actually cut the rectangle, then cut the pumpkins from the middle of it on the back side. You don’t see that part anyway, so no sense in wasting good pumpkins!
Some sponging on the white space, and some Burlap ribbon give it a more rustic feel.
One thing that is completely new is how I colored the words!!  Stampin’ Up is going to be releasing new alcohol markers, called Stampin’ Blends!  Right now you can only get them for a short time, and ONLY if you are a demonstrator!
If you want to join my team, you can get these in your starter kit!! Just contact me to learn more, or click here to join. 🙂

I hope you enjoyed this not-so-spooky Halloween card, as I sure did! Don’t forget to leave a comment and visit all the other wonderful stops along the hop today!

In case you get lost or want to hop around, here is the list of participants:

  1. Stephanie Nash
  2. Ellen Woodbridge
  3. Kimberley Anne Morris
  4. Karie Beglau
  5. Angelique Stempelkeuken
  6. Jan Musselman
  7. Mary Ann Kay Rossiter <— you are HERE
  8. Tricia Butts
  9. Jenn Curtis Charles
  10. Christina Walker
  11. Narelle Fasulo
  12. Marieke Bart
  13. Sarah McDermott

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Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Halloween

Welcome to this month’s “Blogging Friends Blog Hop!”

Happy October folks!  It’s the first of the month, and time for the Halloween version of the Blogging Friends Blog Hop!

There are so many wonderful Halloween items in the Holiday Catalog, so I will be sharing more throughout the month. Today I’ve chosen a few of my favorites.

One of the holiday themed Designers Series Papers, Spooky Night DSP, is great for Halloween with the combination of Black and Orange, in this case – Pumpkin Pie.

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One of the designs has multiple prints of the same tree with moon image, ready for cutting out and making multiple projects! I paired it up with the Cat Punch and some Black Rhinestones for the whole spooky cat look.
Along the side of the DSP is the Vintage Crochet Trim. The Happy Halloween stamp is from the Spooky Cat set which coordinates with the punch. You can get this as a bundle and save 10%! A little bit of vellum is behind the sentiment and I used the Layered Leaves embossing folder for the extra dimension in the background.

To finish it off I added Wink of Stella all over the tree:

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Such a quick and easy card ready for Halloween!

Stay tuned for more Halloween samples, as well as information on some NEW Stampin’ Up specials for the new month. You won’t want to miss out on those!

Thanks for stopping by this time and I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!
Mak


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 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!

Participating Blogging Friends, in order of appearance:

Crystal Komara
Mary Blocher
Leanne Johnson
Michelle Clark
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Tammy Gill
Rick Adkins

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Holiday Catalog is Live

Hey folks!  If you haven’t seen it yet – you should!  The new Holiday Catalog is out, and active!  Check out this quick preview video from Stampin’ Up!

How fun is that?!

Contact me if you don’t have a Demonstrator and need a catalog, I don’t want anyone missing out on this.

A few reminders:
– There is a double class scheduled for this coming Saturday – Please RSVP if you plan on attending!
– There is a new special for Hostesses for a FREE stamp set with qualifying orders. Look for info on that by clicking here, and I’ll be getting some samples for you soon!
– I always have my current Hostess code up at the top of my blog, along with links to my online store. Just click on the pictures of the catalogs to get there! 🙂

Happy stamping,
Mak

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

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