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Blogging Friends Blog Hop – New 2017-18 Catalog

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 Catalog!!

There are so many new products I want to share with you , but I will start with one set for today.. the new In-Colors! You may have already seen some in the Eastern Palace Suite.. but here are all 5 of them:

I’m pretty sure Lemon Lime Twist is my new favorite. These are such fun colors, and I wanted to show how well they work together. So, the card I have for you uses all of them! I recently made a watercolored card using Lemon Lime Twist with some of the other non In-Colors, and I liked it so much I decided to make it again using the new ones, so here it is:


How fun is this??  There are a lot of new things going on with the card. New cardstock, new stamps, new ribbon, oh my!
I used the new Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, as well as watercolor paper and some Basic Black. The new ribbon is the 1/2″ Finely Woven ribbon in Berry Burst. I used all the new In-color ink pads as well as the re-inkers. The sentiment is from the new stamp set Colorful Seasons. It’s a wonderful set with stamps for every season! It even has a coordinating die cut set available in a bundle. 🙂
The funky little lines on the circles are also part of the stamp set, meant to be the centers of flowers.. but nothing says they have to be used for that!

Here is a close up so you can see the Wink of Stella I added to some of the circles, which, by the way, are the size of a plastic pop bottle lid.


I look forward to making many new projects with all these fabulous new colors! Don’t worry, when I do I will share them with you so you can be happy, too!

Also, if you missed it on the calendar, I have a class this Saturday, and the deadline is coming up soon! Please let me know if you would like to attend, and you can see these new products up close and use them to make some new cards. It’ll be a good time!

I can’t wait to see what everyone else has to share this month, as there is just so much excitement over the new catalog!

So, 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:

Crystal Komara
Anna Conetta Masciovecchio
Libby Fens
Danica Ferrante
Leanne Johnson
Michelle Clark
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Tammy Gill
Rick Adkins
Lisa Harvey Reber


My First Video – A Flowering Fields Birthday Card

Hi folks!

That’s right – I made it to the next milestone…. VIDEOS!!!
With a little help from my hubby to set up the camera stand (to cut some pvc pipe), and some extra inspiration from watching my upline (Linda Bauwin – who just hit her million dollars in personal sales!! YAY Linda!), I decided it was time to get into the video making world, as I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time.

Although, just because I’ve been meaning to do this for a long time, it doesn’t mean that the first one out of the gate is perfect! HAA! I know it’s not. But, it’s a start.. and you always have to start somewhere!

For this one, I just picked one of the cute cards from a recent class, and explained how to make it.. I tried to keep it upbeat, casual, and even threw in a few side comments here and there as text that I didn’t actually say.
I would LOVE to hear back from you on a few items…
How did you like it?  What could be improved? And, of course, what would you like to see next? 🙂

As I mentioned, I’m still working out the kinks… I would like to get them a little shorter (and I realized upload times are longer than I was expecting!), and I’ll need to stabilize the camera a little more so it doesn’t wiggle as much!

Just a few quick notes on some other items….
Sale-a-Bration ends on March 31st.. If you are going to place an online order, please use the Hostess Code:  AWD2Q7MF  through March 30th.
– If you would like to join my team, During SAB is a great time because you get an additional $30 in product! – Just ask how!
– I’ve scheduled the next class date – Saturday, April 9th.. So look for more info on that soon and save that date.

Alrighty – on the the video –

Can you believe it? LOL… Don’t forget to leave me some feedback, I’m looking forward to it!

Grateful Bunch Birthday Flowers

Hi folks!  We have an exciting week coming up. I have a handful of cards to share for my upcoming class this Saturday.  If you have not signed up yet, here’s the info:

Spring Flowers Card Class
Saturday, Feb 27th @ 1:00 pm
RSVP Due by Thursday night, Feb 25thClass fee is $25, all you need to do is bring your own adhesive.
I’ll be sharing some of the cards we are making through the week.
Note: You can always see when my next class is by checking out the top right side of my blog, where the next class date is always posted.

Sale-A-Bration is still going on, and there are even some NEW products you can earn.  Click over to the Stampin’ Up Store here to get a look at the new items. Now is also a great time to join my team if you are looking for a new opportunity to be crafty and meet some fun new people along the way! Ask me about all the extra benefits you can earn by joining during Sale-A-Bration!

Ok… now on to the card I want to share with you today!
I used some samples of the wonderful products in the current Occasions Catalog, and was asked to come up with a sample to share with my stamping group. This is the card I came up with:

It’s got a lot of fun colors! I used the Grateful Bunch stamp set with the coordinating Blossom Bunch punch.  I used the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper for the backgrounds – coordinating with the Mint Macaron, Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry colors.  The sentiment is from the Rose Wonder stamp set and heat embossed on vellum.  I cut it out using the coordinating Rose Garden thinlits. The accents on the flowers and the sentiment are the It’s My Party Enamel Dots. The colorful ribbon is the Baker’s Twine Combo Pack.
You can see here in this closeup I also added some extra sparkle with the new Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

You may have also noticed it’s not the standard card shape! I decided to switch it up a little this time and used one of the sample templates I made during a past stamp camp with my stamping family! I love having those resources at hand to use!  Here’s a side view to see it better:

I hope you enjoyed it, and stop by this week to see more samples of the cards we will be making Saturday!

Just Ducky for PCCCS151

Well, good news! Zoie will be coming home any day now!! YAY!!!  Happy dances all around! She’s getting much much better, and back to growling at the vets when they want to bother her for tests or feedings. LOL.

With that good news, I selected the perfect stamp set for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch PCCCS151:


I used the Barnyard Babies set… not just for the animals – and there are many, and super cute, too – but for the quirky sentiments that go with them!
Here’s my card for this one:

Just Ducky!  I found it fitting. I also used the Sheltering Tree set so the little duckies were not out in the bright sun unshaded!
There are a lot of accessories going on in this one, it was fun to piece together…
Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack, Black and White satin ribbons, rhinestones, glimmer paper with the Itty Bitty Accents star punch, Mint Macaron dotted lace trim, rhinestones, and the Decorative Dots embossing folder!
The tree has multiple colors used, all to coordinate with the DSP: Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush, Tip Top Taupe, and then I added some Mint Macaron in the mix.
I colored the duckies with a blender pen and the ink pads – which is a great tip if you don’t have that color marker (or you just want to make it a little lighter)! I used Crushed Curry and Delightful Dijon for the yellows, and Pumpkin Pie for the oranges.  I also sponged a little bit of Cucumber Crush over the embossed paper to make the dots stand out even more.

I hope everyone has a great day, and if you missed it, I added a class for this coming weekend! Let me know ASAP if you’d like to join!

Vintage Leaves for PP251 and Zoie update

Hey folks…
Update on Zoie…She’s hanging in there! Not out of the woods yet, but I think we can see her coming home soon. YAY!
You can tell she doesn’t feel well because she willingly went to go sit on hubby’s lap. 🙂  That didn’t last long, and she was curled up on mine in no time.

For today’s card I accidentally skipped a season. 🙂  I jumped right to a fall card. Not on purpose, but when I decided to use the Vintage Leaves set (with matching framelits), I automatically went to fall colors. Heh. Here’s the card sketch from The Paper Players #PP251:


Along with the Vintage Leaves and matching framelits called Leaflets, I used the Woodgrain embossing folder. The leaf is sponged in multiple colors – right on the stamp – then I stamped it on White. Then I sponged more green right on the paper.  Colors included Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Old Olive and Garden Green. Here’s how it looks:

I added some splash of gold embossing powder and looped up some of the super thin new gold Metallic Thread behind the leaf.
Tip:  Do your heat embossing *before* you add the thread.. it starts to shrivel up with the heat gun.. oops!!
The sentiment is from The Sheltering Tree, and is Garden Green ink with Clear embosssing powder in Vellum. I also added a few loops of the Metallic Baker’s Twine around the card to act as another layer instead of paper.

I hope everyone likes it and enjoy your Friday!