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Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Ring in the New Year

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 Ring in the New Year!

I was pretty excited about this one because I wanted to create something using a technique we were reminded about at the most recent Stampin’ Up! OnStage event – Simple Stamping!!
It sounds silly, but it really was hard to do! Imagine getting back to the roots of stamping: Stamp, paper, ink. Sounds simple right? Well, I guess I need more practice since I decided to use my Big Shot. 🙂 And, I love how it turned out!

Here I mixed up a bit of the Annual Catalog product with some of the Holiday Catalog items. Check out the result:

I started with the Silver Foil-Edged Cards and Envelopes, then layered Basic Black and Whisper White Cardstock to get a simple easy layered card with some shine to it. I die cut the “Happy” from the Merry Christmas Thinlits in Silver Foil and Black cardstock. Both the thinlits and the Silver Foil-Edge cards are in the Holiday Catalog – so they will be gone soon (click here to get them now while you still can).

From the Annual Catalog, I used the Lined Alphabet stamps with Memento ink. I overlapped the letters and colored them in with various colors of the Stampin’ Blends. I outlined them in Light Pool Party to make it look like a shadow. I colored some Wink of Stella all over the letters so they all sparkle with the rhinestones added.

I hope you liked my take on Ringing in the New Year with some *almost* simple stamping!

We are doing something a bit different now with navigation for our hop, so please make sure to check out the other fabulous entries in this month’s hop by clicking on the frog button below!!

We would all love to read your comments, and thanks for stopping by!


Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Christmas

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 Christmas or Hanukkah!

I have two Christmas cards for you today, both showcasing some spectacular papers available in our Holiday Catalog.

The first is a whimsical design using the Dashing Deer Bundle.

The fun leaping deer is one of the four deer shaped thinlits. I used a sponge dauber and covered it with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint to give it some sparkle. The lovely plaid paper is from the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper pack. The stitched circle is on vellum so you can still see the DSP through it. Lining the DSP and the sentiment are two new colors of glimmer paper in the Joyous Noel 6″x6″ Glimmer Paper stack – Merry Merlot and Tranquil Tide. It just makes the whole card sparkle and shine. Topping it off are some of the Clear Epoxy Droplets.
I love how this turned out and it is such an easy layout to use!

The next card is also a simple to use layout – featuring one of the wonderful and shiny DSP designs. I used the Joyous Noel Specialty DSP which has fabulous shiny foil accents for the background.

I layered some Copper Foil paper, vellum, and a circle of the Joyous Noel DSP with the coordinating Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible Ribbon. This is all under one of the great banner framelits from the Farmhouse Christmas Bundle. The copper embossed sentiment fits perfectly in the framelit.

I hope you enjoyed these two cards and they inspire you to make something sparklie for the season.

Reminder: If you are looking to make some Christmas cards for the season, I still have one more class lined up in my Christmas Card Class Series – scheduled for Saturday, Nov 17th. Be sure to RSVP so I can make sure I have room for you!

Enjoy the rest of today’s hop, and don’t forget to leave a comment to let us know what you think!

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 Hannah’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!

Rick Adkins
Mary Blocher
Michelle Clarke
Janey Backer
Mary Ann Rossiter <— You are here
Hannah Townsend
Tammy Gill
Libby Fens
Jessica Mink


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Christmas Card Series on the Calendar

Hi folks!

Just wanted to let you know some more classes have been added to the calendar for Christmas Cards!  It’s a series of 3 classes, 1 each month starting Sept 15th.

As an added treat, if you sign up for all 3 classes, you get a special bonus gift from me!

You check out the dates on my calendar here. I will also be adding in some non-Holiday classes, too – but for those that want to plan ahead for those Holiday cards.. this is for you!

Here are the details for the classes:

What:  We will make 10 Christmas Cards, with envelopes. Cost is $30, and is non-refundable.
Where:  my house
When: 10 AM  (note the earlier time from previous classes so you have more of your day left!)

Class Special – If you RSVP and come to all 3 classes in the series (1 each month in Sept, Oct, Nov) you will also receive a special present from me (the cute Cherry Cobbler Distressed Card Tin, decorated and ready to hold your cards).
If you want to participate, but cannot make a certain date, I can work out a to-go class package for you.

* RSVP is due 1 week prior to each class.* 
Class 1 – Saturday, September 15th,  RSVP by Sept 8th.
Class 2 – Saturday, October 20th, RSVP by Oct 13th.
Class 3 – Saturday, November 17th, RSVP by Nov 10th.

Please bring your own adhesive, all other supplies are provided.
I will confirm your registration once I receive it so you know you are signed up.

If there are questions, just let me know!
Happy Stamping,

Shiny Foil Snowflake Holiday Cards

Hi folks!  Just a few updates here today!

I’m going through the wonderful cards that were shared with me at the OnStage event last month, and I the two I have for you today both use the Foil Snowflakes and Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper – which are on the retiring Holiday list!

Just a note on that list – The Year End Sale is going on right now, and you can click on my online store links, or click here, to see which items are being retired, and which ones are available at a discount! These are as supplies last, so you’ll want to scoop these up asap!

Ok, back to the fun shiny cards!  This first one is from my upline Linda Bauwin, and she used the Smitten Mittens Bundle, along with the Foil Snowflakes and Year of Cheer Specialty DSP. The mitten is cut from the Gold Glimmer paper.. so many pretty metallic colors!

This next one is from Mary Rodgers, also using the Foils Snowflakes, and Year of Cheer DSP. She also used the Snowflake Sentiments Bundle, white doilies and some gold metallic thread, finishing it off with some rhinestones. How festive!

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!  I still have some more to share, so I will do my best to get them out here for you!

On a slightly different topic – if you missed the info on the Stamparatus the first time around, the second pre-order window is open!
There are a few changes from the first window – everyone can pre-order only one. And… the window will stay open all month! It doesn’t matter if 10 people reserve it or 1 million, they will ship in the order they reservations were received (starting in March). This will also be the last window open since they are not limiting how many people can reserve!!
Head over to my online store, login with your account – then click on the Stamparatus picture where it says “Reserve Yours Now!”
If you have any questions – just let me know!!

One last item – If you have not checked out the calendar lately, there is one more Card Class this month before the holidays! YAY!!

Make sure to let me know if you are coming so I can have enough supplies ready.
These will not be Holiday Cards, they will be other/all occasions. As a bonus, you will be able to see some of the NEW products coming up for January.

Saturday, Dec 16th at 1:00 pm
10 cards with envelopes (5 designs x 2 each)
Please bring your own adhesive.
Cost is $25, and non-refundable.
RSVP by Thursday night, Dec 14th at 9 pm.

I can’t wait to hear from everyone!
Happy Stamping!

Painted Harvest Christmas Wreath

Hi folks!  I’ll be posting some quick shares over the next month, so you can see some of the wonderful swap cards I received at OnStage!  If you don’t know what OnStage is, it’s a WONDERFUL even that Stampin’ Up! holds every 6 months where all the Demonstrators can get together and celebrate!  I’ll be sharing more pictures of that, too! If you want to join me at these events, all you need to do is join my team – contact me and we can talk!!

So, to get us started, here is the card I made for a super nice group of ladies – at a team breakfast while at OnStage. It was so nice to meet so many new people! We were asked to make a card using a bundle. I selected the Painted Harvest stamp set with the coordinating Leaf Punch! At first you wouldn’t think of winter with it, but didn’t this turn out cool??


Who knew? I used the Leaf Punch and snipped off the leaves to make lights. Whoa, right?!?  LOL  I even sponged a bit of each color under each bulb to make it look like the lights were on… in person I swear it looks cool – and sparklie!!
I love that this bundle can be used for so much more than what you originally see in the catalog!

NEW:  There are a few new specials coming up next week for Stampin’ Up’s Online Extravaganza… so I will have more info on that the closer we get to it – you will not want to miss out!! There will be some time-sensitive items. 🙂

Reminder: Don’t forget to reserve your Stamparatus, starting this Thursday, Nov 16th at 2pm Mountain Time / 4pm Eastern Time.

If you aren’t sure if you need one, look at everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Contact me if you have questions, or click this link to reserve yours!
Thanks for stopping by!!

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