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Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Masculine Cards

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 Masculine!

Today is a fun day because it’s the start of the NEW Annual Catalog!!  So, I’ve chosen a set from the new products for not one, but two cards. 🙂

The set is Rooted in Nature, and it has some coordinating Designer Series Paper (DSP) and a set of Thinlits to go with it. I used one basic layout, and changed it slightly on each with the embellishments to get two very different cards. Here is the first one:

I love this tree stamp. I used some of the new colors, Soft Sea Foam and Shaded Spruce (stamped off once) to stamp the trees in the background. I used the Shaded Spruce full strength for the single tree, which is cut out with the coordinating Thinlit set, Nature’s Roots.

I layered the trees on Soft Sea Foam cardstock, just to give it a subtle border against the Shaded Spruce base, which is embossed with the Layered Leaves embossing folder. To tie in the rustic forest look, I finished it with some Burlap ribbon.

The second one was a bit more neutral using Soft Suede as the base, and has some visual texture (is that a thing? it is now) with a piece of the Nature’s Poem DSP.

The giant single tree stamp is so striking, I really like it by itself! I added a little banner that I cut for the sentiment, with some wrapped up Copper Metallic Thread.

Both of these are so simple and clean, and I’m sure either one would be perfect for any occasion that calls for a masculine card!

I really hope you’ve enjoyed these, and even though time has gotten away from me recently, with the start of the new catalog I hope to have much more to show you with the new products. As soon as the date is finalized for my New Catalog Open House Card Class, I’ll get that posted up here, too!
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
Michelle Clark
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Tammy Gill
Nikki Daigneau
Janey Backer

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Global Stamping Friends Hop – Love

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 Love!!

When I think of this theme, I think of lots and lots hearts, and of course the color red… With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, that’s pretty easy to do. So I thought, why not challenge myself a little and work outside of the box to create something a little different! I still stayed within that theme, and completely fell in love with the card I came up with, funny, huh?

Here’s my creation for this one:

Super fun and playful, and subtle enough that it shouldn’t scare anyone away. 🙂
I used the Bird Banter set, which is in the Occasions Catalog. I didn’t even realize it has the cutest little heart in there! That’s what I used to make sure it stayed with the Love theme. I stamped them in Cherry Cobbler, then filled them in with Wink of Stella. It pulled a bit of color in to make it a little pink. I really like how it turned out.

Here’s a close up of the Wink of Stella, which is on the parrot, too!

The parrot is colored with a whole bunch of Blends! I just started on one end of the color spectrum, and kept going! They are so fun to work with. I fussy cut him out so he stood out from the leaves behind him. The Lemon Lime Twist branch is from the Petals & More Thinlits, which I can’t seem to get away from, I am so happy with that suite of products, and keep using them!

The Layered Leaves embossing folder is used twice to give the background some texture. The circles use the Stitched Shapes and Layering Circles framelits.

Such a fun card and I can’t wait to make a few more birds to color!  I hope you liked this one and I hope you enjoy hopping through the rest of today’s Blog Hop!  Click the “Next” arrow to continue on, or click on any of the names below if you get lost or want to hop around.
Mak

  1. Libby Dyson 
  2. Anastasia Radloff 
  3. Erica Jones  
  4. Tricia Butts
  5. Cheryl Algie 
  6. Jan Musselman 
  7. Amanda Farlinger 
  8. Jenn Curtis Charles 
  9. Karie Beglau 
  10. Rachel Macleod 
  11. Amber Thompson 
  12. Courtenay Heuston 
  13. Rebecca Urban 
  14. Amanda Bates 
  15. Claudia Perry 
  16. Kimberley Anne Morris 
  17. Marieke Bart 
  18. Mary Ann Kay Rossiter  <– you are here!
  19. Georgia missy Aubrey-Gaydos 
  20. Christina Walker 
  21. Lisa Henderson 

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Fall

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

Happy November folks!  It’s the first of the month, and time for the Fall version of the 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!

With the Fall and Thanksgiving theme, I picked a card design that covers both Fall and Thanks! When I think of Fall, I think of leaves and pumpkins, and the colors orange and yellow. Nobody said pumpkins have to only be for Halloween! Here’s what I came up with:

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I love the rustic look with the burlap ribbon on this. It’s got two stamp sets, some Designer Series Paper, ribbon, framelits, and… I used the new Blends!

Featured Items used:  Burlap & At Home With You stamp sets; Coffee Break DSP; Gold Foil; Seasonal Layers & Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits; Stampin Blends

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The leaves have some Wink of Stella on them, and so do the pumpkins. They all shimmer in the light.

These new alcohol markers, called Stampin’ Blends, are available starting today! Make sure to check out my online store to see them, and I’ll have more samples coming up soon.
Check out the awesome shading you can do with them here:

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So many wonderful things you can do with these.  I can’t wait to see all the other Fall and Thanksgiving projects everyone else came up with!

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
Anna Conetta Masciovecchio
Libby Fens
Mary Blocher
Jessica Mink
Leanne Johnson
Michelle Clark
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Tammy Gill
Rick Adkins
Lisa Harvey Reber
Nikki Debbie Daigneau

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Celebrate You with the Eclipse Technique

I know the solar eclipse has come and gone, but this technique is still making it’s way around. This is a fun way to showcase a word in a subtle way.
It uses the Large Letters Framelits and some Dimensionals.

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I have the Vintage Leaves stamped in Old Olive with a bit of Garden Green on some edges. The ‘Celebrate’ comes from the Beautiful You stamp set using the Fresh Fig ink.
Once it was all stamped, I used the Large Letter Framelits to cut out the Y-O-U.
I layered the background on some Fresh Fig cardstock, so the darker color would show under the letters. I then used a few Dimensionals to pop up the letters back where they came from.

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It gives it just enough lift to see color below it, and still see the letters that were cut out.  There are so many options with this technique! You can use any combination of letters, or even some of the Numbers Framelits for a birthday celebration!

Let me know what combination you come up with,
Happy Stamping!
Mak

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Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Cats and Fall Leaves

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 is ALL ABOUT ME!! Well, it’s actually all of us… it’s our favorites!

So, for this I have decided to pick two things I love… Cats and the Fall. 🙂

This first card is for the two kitties that call me mom, and take over my side of the bed, and walk on my face when I try to sleep… I did say I love them, right? I must, because, oh boy. Some days I wish I could shut the door so I can sleep without having them tear up the carpet because I shut them out. LOL…
So while I deal with that, here is the card I made with the Pretty Kitty set:

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I think it turned out great. It’s got the kitty, some coloring with watercolor pencils, copper trim ribbon, bonus sequins, and Wink of Stella on the flowers:

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I used the Stitched Framelits and a circle punch for the circles, and added some copper metallic thread behind it. You can also see the copper trim up close! The crosses are from the Oh So Eclectic set, which I’ve used before – I like that as an added background detail! The fantastic gradient paper is from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack, in Berry Burst.

This next project is one of the other things I love.. the Fall. I am not a hot weather person. I am not a cold weather person. So, I guess that’s why I love the Fall. And because of the leaves, and the colors, and the flannel… I could go on and on and on…… 🙂

I decided to make a fall-colors-themed card with lots of leaves in fall colors. I’ve used the stamps and dies from the Colorful Season set, and Seasonal Layers Thinlits. I used various colors (Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, and Cherry Cobbler) with some sponge daubers right onto the stamp, and got a multicolored leaf:

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I did the same technique on the sentiment. I brushed some Wink of Stella on the leaves, too – so they shimmer. The outlined leaf is cut from a Copper Foil Sheet and layered on another leaf, also cut out with the dies.

www.stampinmak.com I sponged some Crumb Cake ink around the edges so it toned down the Whisper White paper. It’s very shimmery and pretty in person!
(I got the inspiration for this card from a card by Jackie Bolhuis.)

I hope you like both of these projects and keep an eye out for some new posts coming soon! I’ve got another hop coming up, and we will be able to start pre-ordering from the upcoming Holiday Catalog!! Can you believe it’s right around the corner already? It will be released September 1st for everyone. I’m pretty excited about a lot of the new products in there, and hope to share them with you all!!  If you ever want to be able to get the new products in our hand before they are released – just contact me!! Being a Demonstrator definitely has it’s perks!

Thanks for looking and 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 all their projects, too!

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:

Libby Fens
Mary Blocher
Danica Ferrante
Jessica Mink
Jodi Horsley
Leanne Johnson
Michelle Clark
Lorene Yoshimura-Tanigawa
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Tammy Gill
Rick Adkins
Lisa Harvey Reber