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Blended Seasons on Vellum

Hi folks!   I just wanted to share this card I made for recent product challenge I participated in.  I used the Blended Season stamp set with the Stitched Season Framelits (available as a bundle).  If you recall one of my previous posts, that’s a special Limited Time Only product that will be available starting August 1st.

If you are a Demonstrator, or would like to join my team to be one, you are able to purchase it early!! Now is definitely the time to do it as there is still the bonus of 10 FREE Ink Pads (one color family) when you join this month.  Just head on over to my sign-up page by clicking here to get more info!

Here’s the card I made with the Bundle:

There are a lot of elements on this one, and I love how they all work together.
I heat embossed the flower in black on vellum. I colored it with the Stampin’ Blends markers – Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive. I added Wink of Stella, and it made it look like shiny glass.

I added some copper to the layout with the embossed sentiment, some metallic sequins, copper foil paper flourishes, and then the copper lined ribbon from the Tea Room combo pack.

The background has a bit of texture from the Tufted Dynamic Embossing folder:

I hope you like it, let me know what you think by leaving a comment!


  • RSVP for Christmas in July is due Thursday!
  • There is the Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Special on selected Designer Series Papers this month.
  • If you sign up to be a new subscriber to Paper Pumpkin, you can save 50% on your first month! Use code BLOOM0818 .
    Select my name when you sign up and if you have any questions, I can answer them for you!

Happy Stamping!


Paper Pumpkin Promotion

The end of the month is almost here, and that means a few things!

  • The NEW Holiday Catalog goes live tomorrow! Stop back for a Blog Hop featuring some of the new items.
  • There’s a NEW Promotion for Hostesses with qualifying orders. More on that later to show you the new set you can earn for FREE.
  • Paper Pumpkin is on sale for new subscribers, but only through September 10th.  Get your first month half off!

Don’t forget to check out your calendars!

I’ve added a class on Saturday, September 9th – a DOUBLE Class!
We will be doing two classes back to back, one with Christmas Holiday Cards, the other with all occasion cards. Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP!
RSVP is due Thursday night, Sept 7th at 9 pm.

Have a good stamping day!

Watercoloring A Sara Thing with Paper Pumpkin

Hey folks!!

For all you crafty Paper Pumpkin folks out there… Did you SEE the April Paper Pumpkin??  WOW! I just loved it!  For those non-Paper Pumpkin folks out there (you know who you are)… holy cow you need to see what you were missing. 🙂

The kit comes with 3 different card designs, but I only have one for you right now because I was drawn to the geometric-flower-block design with all the bright colors.  It’s a piece of watercolor paper, with a clear embossed design on it. You can use the watercolor pencils (which came in the kit) to color the paper, and overlap a little as you go. It’s actually quite simple. The harder you press, the darker the color will be. This is what that looks like:

Then, you use the cute little paintbrush that comes with it, and just brush a bit of water over the blocks. My tip is to stay on the dryer side.. don’t use too much water otherwise it will all just run the colors together. This is what it turns out like with only 4 colors, overlapping to create the other colors:

I was so excited by this card, I didn’t even get out my background paper to take the pics!  Once I put it all together on the nifty black paper, stamped the sentiment (which is Sara’s actual handwriting!!), added some washi tape and the adorable glittery flower… it comes together like so:

All of this was in the kit!  I hope you like this one. It’s probably one of my favorite Paper Pumpkin kits ever!

Just fyi – there are only refills available out in my store right now <click here to get to it> – so you won’t be able to get the stamp set that goes with it, but if you get the refill, you are always welcome to come over and borrow my stamps. 🙂 Remember, you must be a subscriber to be able to order refills! Contact me if you have any questions on it, or need help signing up!

I’m including the link to the video by Sara, the CEO of Stampin’ Up! This is pretty cool because it walks through everything – which is not usually done like this. In case you were not familiar with it, there is a quick video each month revealing the contents, and lots of online resources for alternative projects!

Let me know if you have any questions, or need to order anything!  Keep an eye out next week for the monthly Blogging Friends Blog Hop on the 1st, where we will feature retiring products.. and I’ll have a few more things to share about that between now and then!  Thanks for stopping by!

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Summer Fun!

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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: Summer Fun!!

So, I was actually drawing a blank on this one for a while… until the other night. It was super nice weather outside, nice enough for a small bonfire, which we started up, ate dinner out in the backyard, hung out with family and friends.


Then, when it got really dark I looked over to the far side of the yard – and that’s when I saw the coolest thing. Ok, first of all, I grew up in Ohio. Fireflies are not new to me. But this, this was pretty cool. There were a TON of them… all blinking over in the fields, and it actually looked like there were holiday lights set up in the back yard. We joked about aliens… but seriously. it was cool. 🙂
Oh, and second…  we used to call them lightning bugs….

Anyway, that’s where I got the inspiration for this month’s project. Fireflies! Fireflies remind me of summer, and they were out in full force! So, I made a card with them. Not the actual fireflies. That would be gross. So I stamped them and used plenty of Wink of Stella to make them shimmer.
BTW – Here is what happens when you use too much Wink of Stella:

Poor, poor little lightning bug.

So, after a little bit of cleanup…. on to my card….  I though a shaker card would be appropriate, as well as not actually keeping the buggies all locked up. This is what happens when you set them free:

I used the new Jar of Love bundle, with the Jar of Love stamp set and the Everyday Jars Framelits. I stamped a bunch of fireflies, and used the dies to cut them out. They are all up on dimensionals.
There is a window sheet over the jar so they don’t fly through the jar AND so the sequins from the most recent Paper Pumpkin kit don’t fall out! I thought they would go great with all the colors from the background Designers Series Paper – The Playful Palette DSP Stack. I used the Peekaboo Peach and Emerald Envy for the card to match the DSP.
To pop up the jar and make it the shaker card, I used the new foam adhesive strips… fantastic things!  I then used the fringe scissors for the grass and some of the white baker’s twine for the tag.

Here is a close up of the grass… I did several random trimmings with some scissors so the top didn’t look flat:


Here are the cute ‘glowing’ bugs up close too:

I like the way it turned out! I hope to make many more projects with these jars.. so many possibilities!!  I hope you liked this,too,  and enjoy your summer, wherever you are! (if it’s winter where you are.. enjoy your winter!)

Please take the time to hop on through the rest of the Blog Hop today, and I hope you enjoy 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!

Continue on Blog Hop IconParticipating Blogging Friends, in order of appearance:

Crystal Komara
Anna Masciovecchio
Libby Fens
Anne Power
Mary Blocher
Danica Ferrante
Deborah Smart
Jessica Mink
Leanne Johnson
Michelle Clark
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Tammy Gill
Rick Adkins
Lisa Reber

June Specials for You and ONE DAY DEAL

Hi folks!!

I have a three of the latest Stampin’ Up! specials to share, and this first one is a VERY limited time offer!  Stampin’ Up is doing a FLASH SALE!

Paper Pumpkin ONE DAY DEAL:
Starting at 7 pm Eastern time TODAY, Thursday until 1:50 am Saturday (just about 31 hours total), you can take advantage of this amazing deal.
For NEW Paper Pumpkin subscribers, you get the first month for only $5.00!
Use promo code “ONEDAYDEAL” at my Paper Pumpkin site:


Click on the above picture to go right to my Paper Pumpkin site to sign up! Let me know if you have any questions!

The next specials are for all of June, but you won’t want to wait until the end of the month for these. 🙂

Extra Stampin’ Rewards!

www.stampinmak.comHosts who have an event (a workshop, class, book party, a personal order…) in June with $350 or more in sales for that event will receive $35 in Extra Stampin’ Rewards for the order.  How fun is that??  Click here or on the picture above to read more about hosting a workshop.  Contact me ASAP to set up your Workshop or Book party so you can claim your free products!

More Stamps Please!
That’s right, even MORE free products!  During June, when you choose to join my team, you can pick TWO FREE stamps as part of your starter kit!
That’s potentially an additional value of $104… for free. 🙂

www.stampinmak.comFor the cost of the Starter Kit, which is only $99, you get:
– Your pick of $125 in products
Free shipping (local taxes apply)
TWO FREE Stamps (any dollar amount)
– Minimum of 20% discount on all future orders
– Some business supplies are thrown in ($50 worth), you get early access to new products before they are public, and much more!
This all adds up to a possible $279 for only $99 and FREE shipping!   How can you pass this up? 🙂
Contact me today to find out how to become a member of my team, OR just click the picture above to be taken to the “Join the Fun” page.

WOW!  I know that is a lot going on with all of those specials, and if you have ANY questions about it, please just let me know!

One last item..  Don’t forget about my Open House this weekend for the New Catalog… If you have not sent in your RSVP, time is running out!!
Click here so you can enter your RSVP right away!

I hope to hear from everyone soon, and look forward to sharing the new catalog with you!