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Blogging Friends Blog Hop – The Color Yellow

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 the color YELLOW!

I’m generally not a specific fan of yellow, but I kept thinking what a pretty spring color it can be!  So, today I have 3 cards for you using various shades of yellow, with a few supporting colors to go with them.

I even got to dig into a few stamp sets I haven’t used in a while! Here are the details on the individual cards…

Up first….. A card for any occasion.

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This is using the Beautiful You set from the Occasions Catalog, along with some Designer Series Paper in Delightful Dijon. The Stitched framelits and the coordinating Oval framelits fit together perfectly to give a nice border.
I added some rhinestones and Wink of Stella for some sparkle:

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I immediately thought I needed to make some flowers, so I dug out my Flower Patch set! I haven’t used that in months!! But – it’s springtime, so hopefully more and more flowers will be used soon.

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I used lots of yellows for this one. Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, and Crushed Curry all make up the flowers. I added a bit of Peekaboo Peach on the tips and centers of a few to give it a bit more depth. Early Espresso rounds out the inks with the Banners for You stamp set and coordinating Framelit. I wrapped up some gold metallic thread behind the banner and added some rhinestones to the flowers. The background was just a bit of sponging and some dots from the Timeless Textures stamp set.

The last one I have for you today is now one of my favorites.

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It’s using the Hexagons embossing folder from the Occasions folder, and is so nifty in person. It’s one of the extra deep folders, so the design is very well defined. I used Crushed Curry for this one. The sentiment is from the Host set – Time of Year. I stamped it with Memento on vellum, then embossed it with clear embossing powder. The cute little bees are actually from one of my favorite sets from the Occasions Catalog – Dragonfly Dreams, with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits. I stamped it, then wanted to cut out the bee – but I chose not to put bonus paper behind it when I was done, so you can see through the bee. oops. 🙂
I did, however, remember to get the wings all shiny with Wink of Stella:

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This was pretty cool to get a set of cards in one shade of color.. maybe in the future I’ll do this again with other colors… who knows, anything is possible!

I hope you liked these projects, and make sure to check out all the other wonderful projects from the other Blog Hop members!! No joke!
Mak


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 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!

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Participating Blogging Friends, in order of appearance:

Crystal Komara
Anna Masciovecchio
Mary Blocher
Jessica Mink
Leanne Johnson
Michelle Clark
Lorene Yoshimura-Tanigawa
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Tammy Gill
Rick Adkins

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Dragonflies

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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 is the New Occasions Catalog!

We are so lucky to have a guest blogger this month, too! YAY for Janet Wakeland! Be sure to check out the links at the bottom so you don’ miss out on any of the posts this month!

With the New Occasions Catalog right around the corner – there were sooo many neat things to choose from. I decided to pick one stamp and thinlit set, and a new tool. So, I used the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, the coordinating Detailed Dragonflies Thinlits dies, and the NEW Watercolor Pencils.

I am so glad I did! These products are amazing! I’ve used the watercolor pencils we’ve had long ago in the past, but these are completely so much better. For one, they are the SAME colors as our inks! Another is that it made me break out the actual watercolor paper we have, and WOW! I need to do this more often. I am so happy with the results. Check this out: www.stampinmak.com

How pretty are these?  It took a little playing around, but I got the hang of it. I took one and added some of the dragonflies from the thinlits set:

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The neat thing here is that I then used that piece of black cardstock for the layer behind the watercolor paper. (Saves paper!!)   Here’s what it looks like all put together:

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I thought it was so pretty by itself, I didn’t even want to add a sentiment!
I’ve only used a few of the watercolor pencils to get the rainbow here: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, and Rich Razzleberry.  The thick baker’s twine is the Melon Mambo to match.  I could not resist – I had to also add some Wink of Stella on the dragonflies. SO SPARKLIE! 🙂

Here is the second piece, with the sentiment added:

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This alone looks like it should be it’s own masterpiece. 🙂
I then added some of the largest dragonflies cut from both Black cardstock, and Vellum – with rhinestones and more Wink of Stella, of course:

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Here’s a closeup of all the sparkly-ness:

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(What did we ever do before this goodness??)
I really hope you enjoyed these projects – I’m sure to be using this set in my upcoming card classes.  I’ll have those on the calendar in a few days – the first one of the year is coming up in just a few weeks!

Look out for all the updated links as soon as the new Catalog starts – January 4th!
And, just in case you missed it, Sale-a-Bration starts at the same time. I’ll have more info on both in the next few days as well!

Happy Stamping, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Mak


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 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!

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Participating Blogging Friends, in order of appearance:

Rick Adkins
Guest Blogger:  Janet Wakeland
Crystal Komara
Anna Masciovecchio
Anne Power
Mary Blocher
Danica Ferrante
Deborah Smart
Jodi Horsley
Leanne Johnson
Michelle Clark
Lorene Yoshimura-Tanigawa
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Tammy Gill
Lisa Harvey Reber
Jenny Gauthier

Snowflakes for Paper Players 324

Hi folks! Winter has (I think) officially arrived here in Ohio with some school closings! UGH! Not in my area, but not far from here…  so I thought it fitting to create this cute card for one of the Paper Player’s challenges: PP324 Snowflakes!

Here’s the inspiration pic:

How fun! Snowflakes! So, I immediately had a picture in mind…. So off to my snowflake stamps I went.. and then UGH! Many of my snowflake specific stamps are retired!! I wanted to keep it current for you folks, so a little digging I did.. and this is what I came up with:

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Each snowflake came from a different set. 🙂 I think it turned out pretty cute, I like all the different flakes! And I love that it is in non-traditional colors.. I like using blues for snowflakes, because it can be used for *anything* during the winter, not necessarily Christmas!  Here I used Perfect Plum, Night of Navy and Marina Mist.  They are all stamped on the Shimmery White Cardstock, which is fantastic in real life… Here’s a closeup of the shimmer to get a better idea:

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If you are wondering where all the snowflakes came from… here’s the list:
Perfect Plum – large – Tin of Tags
Night of Navy – medium – Stitched with Cheer
Marina Mist – small – Hang Your Stocking
‘Tis the Season sentiment – Oh, What Fun

How much fun is that? I love mixing and matching sets.. I do it all the time. 🙂
Don’t forget to check out the Year End Closeouts if you want any of these sets, as they won’t be around forever!
Click on the picture below to go right over to my online store:

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Last but not least, if you didn’t catch it on the calendar, this Sunday I’m having an informal Open House – Card Buffet Mashup. From 1-5, stop on by to use my non-consumable supplies (Big Shot, Stamps, Punches, etc) to finish your projects, OR pick some cards from my past classes to put together.
Don’t forget to bring your adhesive and RSVP by Saturday night!
I need to make sure I have enough work space setup for you!
Cost is only $5, and individual cards are $2 each if you want to make some additional to take home. I hope to see everyone there!

If there are any questions, let me know!
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.

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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

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Celebrate our Blogiversary

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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: Celebration!!
This is our one year anniversary for this blog hop! YAY!!! It’s a doozy, too!

Here’s what we have going on this month…
Not only is it our ONE YEAR Blog-iversary….
and… the start of the NEW Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog…
and… the start of 3 weeks of Special Offers from Stampin’ Up!…
and… I’ve added a new class to the calendar…
but… we have a SPECIAL GUEST this month!  You will never guess who it is!! OK, well, if you came over from Lorene’s post, you already know.. but for those that didn’t…  drum roll please… <pretend there is some type of drum roll here, because really, how do you spell that sound??>….

It’s Shelli Gardner!! She’s Co-founder and Board Chair of Stampin’ Up!
How cool is that?!?  We are so thrilled and honored to have her join us this time around!

I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to meet Shelli several times through the years. Here is the most recent photo I think I have (or was able to find right now), from about two years back, at Convention in Salt Lake City:

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So… make sure you make it all the way through the hop this time around and check out her awesome projects, too!

<SQUEEEEEEE>… ok.. breathe. 🙂

For my projects, I’ve decided to do a few cards in honor of celebrating our anniversary! I have a celebrate card, and an anniversary card. 🙂

Here’s the first one:

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Since it’s the start of the new Holiday catalog, I’ve used some of the new Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I only added a few pearls to the design for bling, because there is no need to cover up this paper, it’s gorgeous. 🙂 I used Rich Razzleberry and Night of Navy for the borders. The sentiment comes from Banners for You, with the coordinating framelits.

I also used some of the copper embossing powder for the banner. It’s so shiny in person! Here’s a close up so you can see how the copper metallic thread really glistens with it:

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My next card is using a set most would use for Christmas, the Star of Light. But guess what… pair it up with Here’s to Cheer, and you have a whole new look!

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These are both new in the Holiday Catalog. YAY! I used the matching Starlight Thinlits to cut some stars, and then added Wink of Stella for some extra sparkle. I love the black and white look on this one – it stays elegant and can be used for any occasion that way. Smokey slate gives it a subtle, almost silver look to it. Rhinestones are added to the smaller stars.  Here’s a close up of the sparkle on the black paper and the silver metallic thread:

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I hope you like the projects, and take a look over on the Current Promotions tab for info and links to the new specials going on right now. I’ll have more info on those in some new posts over the next few days!

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!

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

Crystal Komara
Guest Blogger:  Shelli Gardner
Anna Masciovecchio
Libby Fens
Anne Power
Mary Blocher
Danica Ferrante
Deborah Smart
Jessica Mink
Jodi Horsley
Leanne Johnson
Michelle Clark
Lorene Yoshimura-Tanigawa
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Tammy Gill
Rick Adkins
Lisa Reber
Jenny Lane