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Celebrate with Flowers

Recently I was able to attend Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage event, which was such a wonderful time!  I wanted to share one of the cards I made for swapping with my fellow demonstrators:

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Such a fun, bright, spring-like card! I used the Perennial Birthday stamp set with the Celebrate You thinlits from Sale-A-Bration (this will be available in the new catalog, YAY).
It was easy to get the fun colored flowers, too. I stamped them with the inks, then used sponge daubers to swirl some color on them. Quick, easy, and looks great. I added some Wink of Stella on some of the flowers to give it added pizzazz. Keep checking back as I will be sharing some of the wonderful swaps I got in return.

Here are some quick reminders for you:

  • The retiring items have been posted, and are going fast! Many are ‘while supplies last’, so if there’s something you have your eye on, grab it ASAP!
  • The Clearance Rank was restocked at the same time. Those items are also going quickly, and once they are gone, they are gone!
  • I’m giving it a go at doing more live videos – so make sure to like my Facebook page so you can get notices when I do those.
  • I have added some more Saturday classes for May, so make sure to check the calendar – I’m switching things up a bit since it’s coming up on my 15th year Anniversary with Stampin’ Up! YAY!

Happy Stampin!
Mak

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Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Baby It’s Cold Outside

Welcome to this month’s “Blogging Friends Blog Hop!”

Happy New Year folks!  It’s the first of the month, and time for another Blogging Friends Blog Hop!  With it being the new year, you will also notice a few new updates. We have new logos as well as some never before used themes coming up!  Fun times ahead for everyone. 🙂

This month’s theme makes me think of a chilly wintery night scene. That’s exactly what I decided to create! I combined a little bit of the new with the old and came up with this:

I used the Hometown Greeting thinlits for the rows of buildings, and the Star of Light stamp set for the swirly stars in the sky. I purposely left off the sentiment because I didn’t want it to take away from the scene. I made sure to leave some of the edges hang off the sides to make it a bit more 3-D. Here are the houses a bit closer, since it’s hard to see the black-on-black in the picture straight forward:

I didn’t want all the openings in the buildings ‘lit up’, just the windows, so I used some Daffodil Delight paper behind those, then used some more Black for the rest. It really makes the windows stand out even more. I added Wink of Stella to make them glisten along with the swirly sky.

The bright blue night sky is made with the new Brushos, which will be available on January 3rd!  I used the Whisper White card stock, and after I heat embossed the swirls in white, I wet the paper and quickly sprinkled some Brusho on it. The Whisper White paper won’t pool up the water like watercolor paper, so I then gave it a spritz of water and used an Aqua Painter to go back and forth to blend it in a bit. This is a completely different look from the watercolor paper, so you will want to play around with it yourself and see the neat combinations possible.

Here is the sky up close, I really love how it turned out:

It’s even more sparklie in real life! I hope you like it and I also hope everyone is staying warm this New Year’s Day!  It’s extremely cold where I am, and it looks like it will be for quite a while! So, get some hot chocolate, a warm blanket, and take a peek at the rest of wonderful hop!
Thanks for stopping by!
Mak


In case you’ve never ‘done’ a blog hop before, it’s really easy!
Click on the “Next” 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
Mary Blocher
Jessica Mink
Leanne Johnson
Michelle Clark
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Tammy Gill

Celebrate You with the Eclipse Technique

I know the solar eclipse has come and gone, but this technique is still making it’s way around. This is a fun way to showcase a word in a subtle way.
It uses the Large Letters Framelits and some Dimensionals.

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I have the Vintage Leaves stamped in Old Olive with a bit of Garden Green on some edges. The ‘Celebrate’ comes from the Beautiful You stamp set using the Fresh Fig ink.
Once it was all stamped, I used the Large Letter Framelits to cut out the Y-O-U.
I layered the background on some Fresh Fig cardstock, so the darker color would show under the letters. I then used a few Dimensionals to pop up the letters back where they came from.

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It gives it just enough lift to see color below it, and still see the letters that were cut out.  There are so many options with this technique! You can use any combination of letters, or even some of the Numbers Framelits for a birthday celebration!

Let me know what combination you come up with,
Happy Stamping!
Mak

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Tis the Season

H folks! I have a few things to share with you today. First – I wanted to show you another wonderful card made with the Merry Patterns Hostess stamp set (the one you can earn for free).  I borrowed the layout from a sketch challenge, and the colors from one of the cards Janet Holmes created using that layout.

After switching out a few pieces, here is what I came up with:

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It’s got the Merry Patterns stamp, a snowflake die from the Seasonal Layers thinlits, the Softly Falling embossing folder, Silver Metallic Edge ribbon and Metallic Thread, and a piece of the Be Merry Designer Series Paper. I love the pops of silver with the Cherry Cobbler red.


The second card I want to share is a re-make of one I recently posted. It’s using the same stamp as above, but with a bit more color.

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The original card can be found here.  When I made that one I started gluing things down before properly aligning all the pieces. 🙂  So, I had to leave out the light. I really wanted that light, so I made another one!

I love this one. 🙂  I also added more to the sign post so it didn’t look like the sign was going to fall off the post! I hope you like the re-do!  Is there anything you’ve done and then wanted to make a re-do? I’d love to hear about them!


Last but not least, don’t forget there is a Big Card Class this coming Sunday!
* * Be sure to RSVP so I have enough supplies ready. I have limited space, so reply early if you want to come!
Happy Stamping everyone!
Mak

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