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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

Peeking Christmas Reindeer

Here’s a quick look at one of the cards I highlighted in my first Facebook Live video.  If you missed that, hop on over there and take a peek at the video by clicking here.

It’s a quick Christmas card using traditional red and green. Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive to be exact.

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The main focus is the diamond patterned design, cut out using the Eclectic Layers thinlits. I used the Sheet Music background stamp with some Crumb Cake ink, and sponged around the edges.  The cute little reindeer peeking through the diamonds is from the Be Merry Designer Series Paper.

The sentiment is from a new set in the Holiday Catalog – which goes live in just a few days! It’s called Half Full and has some cute wine glasses to go along with the fun sentiments. I swapped it from the set I used in the video, in case you are thinking it looked different! Then, tying it all together, literally, is some Old Olive Mini Chevron Ribbon. I think it is a fun card!

On to classes – I have some dates now lined up for my next classes – and I’ll be doing a few separate Christmas Card classes as well as the All-Occasion ones.
So, check your calendars and let me know which ones you want to attend!
The first day will be a Double Class on Saturday, September 9th! One set each of Christmas and All-Occasion cards. I’ll put them all up on my calendar with details. I hope to see you there!

Happy stamping and enjoy your day!
Mak

Global Stamping Friends Hop – Kids Cards

Hi everyone!

I found a brand new (to me) group to hop with this month! It’s the Global Stamping Friends, 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 Kids Cards!

I decided to get out a set I haven’t used in a while, but had specifically bought for my own kiddo, the cute dino set, No Bones About It. I combined old with new and added in some branches made with the Seasonal Layers thinlits. Check it out…

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It’s actually a lot simpler to make than it looks. I used the same technique I used with my fall leaves in a previous post (click here to see that) – sponge daubers!
In this case, I used Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, and Fresh Fig! Who would have guessed those colors!  I used some Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip for the pebbles, sponging a bit over the paper once stamped. I also used the daubers on the sentiment. It’s hard to tell in the picture, but the top branch is popped up with some dimensionals, so it really does give the 3D feel.

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And… the party hat is party-ready with some Wink of Stella on it. How fun is that! It even got the seal of approval from my hubby. 🙂

I hope you enjoyed this card that would be perfect for any kiddo’s birthday!
Thanks for looking, and please leave a comment if you can!
Next up in the hop is Erica, so click on the Next icon to keep on hopping!

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

1. Sarah McDermott
2. Lisa Hardie
3. Kristie Neal Walthall
4. Courtenay Heuston
5. Rebecca Urban
6. Rachel Macleod
7. Georgia Missy Gaydos
8. Jenn Curtis Charles
9. Christine Wrede
10. Lisa Ann Bernard
11. Angélique Stempelkeuken
12. Sharon Dalton
13. Lou Kitzelman
14 Kimberley Anne Morris
15. Vicky Wright
16. Anastasia Radloff
17. Susan Vilar
18. Christina Walker
19. Ellen Woodbridge
20. Amanda Bates
21. Cary Buckham
22. Sharleen Luciano
23. Jan Musselman
24. Anita Wifladt
25. Karie Beglau
26. Marieke Bart
27. Donna Gray
28. Mary Ann Rossiter  <— You are here!!
29. Erica Jones