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Global Stamping Friends – Exciting Times

Hi everyone!

It’s time for the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop, and it really is global!! This month we have an extra special mid-month edition to share from folks all around the world joining this, so please take a look at all the fun stuff people have to share. This month it’s an Exciting Time as we have a NEW Catalog right around the corner! So, we will be showing some previews of items in the New Catalog!!

Every year there are 5 brand new In Colors from Stampin’ Up! I’ve decided to highlight ALL 5 of them in my card today. I used some sponging, and went to town on some Whisper White card stock. Check out the background:

The 5 new In Colors are Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, and Blueberry Bushel. You can see how they fit into the new color Revamp by clicking here.

The brand new stamp set I used is called Enjoy Life, and it’s inspired by one of the Million Sales Achievers, Connie Fitzgerald. It’s such a great set, and I loved the borderline snarkiness of the sentiment I used for this. I used the two coordinating Scallop Circle punches for that. Behind the sentiment is some of the new Black Cording that I unraveled.
For some added sparkle, I added some rhinestones that I colored with the coordinating new Blends markers – Lovely Lipstick and Pineapple Punch. I also used Pumpkin Pie to match the Grapefruit Grove color sky.

I think this is such a fun, bright and wonderful card that anyone would love!

I can’t wait to share more of the new catalog with you, so keep coming back. 🙂

Now, I hope you have fun hopping around 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. Courtenay Heuston
  3. Sharon Dalton
  4. Anastasia Radloff
  5. Karie Beglau
  6. Amanda Bates
  7. Rebecca Urban
  8. Lisa Ann Bernard
  9. Anita Wifladt
  10. Mary Ann Rossiter <— You are here
  11. Kimberley Morris
  12. Jenn Curtis Charles
  13. Angelique Stempelkeuken
  14. Vicky Wright
  15. Amanda Farlinger
  16. Marieke Bart
  17. Sarah McDermott
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Sneak Peek at Beautiful Peacocks

Hi folks!

I have a sneak peek for you today from our upcoming Sale-A-Bration selections that start in January!  Check out this card I made using the new Beautiful Peacock stamp set!

I first saw this set when it Stampin’ Up! showed to us at OnStage. How fun is it!? It has multiple stamps included, so you can mix and match colors! I used Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist here.
We were also shown a really cute way to make the tail with a bit more pizzazz! Also using a sneak peek SAB item, a pack of Shimmer Ribbon including Bermuda Bay, I made this variation! You can unravel the ribbon a bit and you get this –

Fancy tail!  🙂  Super easy to make and it’s so pretty!

Both of these items can be earned for free starting in January, so be sure to check back for more sneak peeks and info on SAB as it gets closer.

Don’t forget to RSVP for my class this Saturday!
Happy Stamping!
Mak

Stampin’ Blends are on the way

Hey folks!

If you saw my last post, you saw a preview of the new Stampin’ Blends markers that will be coming out in the near future. I have another quick card for you today using those markers, showing you how nifty they really are:

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As you can see this is a really simple, quick card – but so pretty with the shading of the new Blends. I used the Floral Statements and the Sheet Music stamp sets for this, as well as some sponging around the edges.
I used several different colors (Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette) to get the flowers done, then both the light and dark colors of the Old Olive for the leaves. Not only do they blend together nicely to look good, they are easy to use! You get two different tips on each marker so you can use the brush side to color a bigger area, or the smaller nib for smaller areas or to scrub the colors together.

For just a few more days, you can get the Blends as part of your starter kit if you join my team! Right now it’s only available to demonstrators. The awesome part is you can get them with the starter kit discount AND… FREE Shipping! This really is a fantastic offer.

Starter kits are available for $99, and you get to pick $125 in product! That’s $26 in product for FREE, and you get FREE shipping (just pay tax). You can pick the Blends as part of that kit, or any other combination of products you choose. Just contact me asap to join my team or click here.  Hurry though, as the Blends are only available to Demonstrators through October 15th!

Happy Stamping!
Mak

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Global Stamping Friends Hop – Halloween

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 Halloween!

For the past few years, we have had some unintentional pumpkin vines in our yard, and have had dozens of pumpkins each year. This summer we finally cleaned it all up, so sadly, I have no more pumpkins. That is why I chose pumpkins for my Halloween card!  Here is my creation:

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I used the Hostess special stamp set, Merry Patterns, and paired it up with Season to Sparkle to get the Happy Halloween and spooky bird! That little bird fit right in perched up on top of the cute swirl!
The Designer Series Paper is the Painted Autumn, and is one of the packs on sale just for a few more days during the Buy 3 get 1 Free special.
Here’s a tip for this one – I actually cut the rectangle, then cut the pumpkins from the middle of it on the back side. You don’t see that part anyway, so no sense in wasting good pumpkins!
Some sponging on the white space, and some Burlap ribbon give it a more rustic feel.
One thing that is completely new is how I colored the words!!  Stampin’ Up is going to be releasing new alcohol markers, called Stampin’ Blends!  Right now you can only get them for a short time, and ONLY if you are a demonstrator!
If you want to join my team, you can get these in your starter kit!! Just contact me to learn more, or click here to join. 🙂

I hope you enjoyed this not-so-spooky Halloween card, as I sure did! Don’t forget to leave a comment and visit all the other wonderful stops along the hop today!

In case you get lost or want to hop around, here is the list of participants:

  1. Stephanie Nash
  2. Ellen Woodbridge
  3. Kimberley Anne Morris
  4. Karie Beglau
  5. Angelique Stempelkeuken
  6. Jan Musselman
  7. Mary Ann Kay Rossiter <— you are HERE
  8. Tricia Butts
  9. Jenn Curtis Charles
  10. Christina Walker
  11. Narelle Fasulo
  12. Marieke Bart
  13. Sarah McDermott

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Merry Patterns for PCC259

Hi folks!  As I’m going through all the projects I want to share with you, I came across the Paper Craft Crew’s Inspiration Challenge #259. I was completely drawn to the bright colors, and thought… I can use that!!  So here is the inspirational picture:

I was in the process of getting all the Merry Patterns cards lined up, and decided I could use the colors in the Inspiration picture to make a holiday card in a not-so-traditional fashion. Here is what I came up with:

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I love how fun and festive it turned out!  I used the Merry Patterns set (the Hostess special) with some sponge daubers to get the colored letters. I was so excited to finally use the Brightly Lit Christmas set with matching Christmas Lamppost Thinlits for the post and presents. For the background snowflakes I pulled out my go-to set of Christmas Pines – I love how they are just the right size for backgrounds!

I’m not sure what the actual colors in the Inspiration picture are, but I used Real Red, Berry Burst, Crushed Curry and Marina Mist for my card. I used my Aqua Painter with a little Smokey Slate for the shadow on the ground. For the sign, I cut out a little strip of one of the darker designs in the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. I sponged a bit of Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake around the edge of the sign to blend it to the wood. I think it turned out great, and I’ll have to try this with the signs that come in the stamp set!

The last bit is some bling, because you can’t have sparklie goodness without rhinestones and Wink of Stella. It’s on the presents, and the swirl of the sign. Just be careful when squeezing your Wink of Stella pen… mine was getting towards the end, so I did squeeze it…. and it promptly told me it was NOT empty. All over the swirl. hmph.  So, I wiped some off, and kept going!  LOL. I still think it turned out fine, just a bit extra shiny in some spots. 🙂 Here are the presents all shiny:

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I hope you liked this take on a holiday card, and don’t forget you can earn the Merry Patterns set for free, just contact me if you have questions!
Happy Stamping!
Mak