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Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Holidays

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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 was a choice, and I picked Christmas!!

Before I get to my projects, if you’ve come here from Lorene’s blog you already know… but, we have a special guest this month!  It’s Brian King! YAY!
A while back, I shared a picture <click here to see that post> of when I got to meet up with him at one of our Stampin’ Up Events. I didn’t want to only share the same picture again, so I dug around a bit, and found an older one! July 2014 to be exact. Brian is quite the character and I believe this was a “quick, Brian’s gonna grab the camera and do a selfie” type of picture. . LOL.

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Welcome Brian!  And now…. here are a few of the projects I’ve put together for this month’s hop!

Since it’s almost the end of the Christmas craft fair season for me, I thought I’d share a few of the cute little treat holders and tags that I’ve put together:

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These all use the adorable Cookie Cutter Christmas set with the coordinating punch. I’ve seen a lot of projects like these floating around the web, and I just had to make some myself! I bet folks will love them!

The next project is a super quick card I put together using the Merry Mice set. I found a cute card I had in my sample box from a while back (with retired items) and decided to update it with the mice, sequins, and Wink of Stella! The snowflakes come from the Tin of Tags set, and the sequins are the Fancy Frost Sequins. All of these can be found in the Holiday Catalog. 🙂

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The next cards I will share are from a recent Stamp Camp I atended. I am so glad I get the opportunity to go to these, as they are a blast!
Many of these use the new copper foil sheets, I love the copper in them, it gives them such a nice shine and regal look.
This one highlights the Pretty Pines Thinlets Dies with the pine cone and pines. The background uses the Cable Knit embossing folder.

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The next one also uses the pine cones – along with the Merry Medley background stamp embossed in copper.:

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Isn’t the copper so pretty?  Here is one that uses the Copper Foil with the Brick Wall embossing folder:

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The holly swag is from the Holly Berry Happiness set. It has a coordinating punch for the bow and leaves! The mini pine cones are also copper and hang from the Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine.

This next one is one of my favorites!  It’s using the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set with matching Thinlit die set.

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It’s hard to see in the picture, but it’s actually put together so it looks like a picture frame! The shiny copper sleigh really makes the card pop. The sentiment is from the Wonderful Year stamp set, which is perfect for all your holiday cards!

This last project doesn’t use copper, instead it gets the sparkly-ness from the glimmer paper! Both red and gold glimmer paper here on top of an ornament from the Merriest Wishes Stamp set and Merry Tags Framelits. Add some pines with the Pine Bough embossing folder, and you’re all set.

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I hope you enjoyed these projects! Many of these products are in the Holiday Catalog, which will end on January 3rd. So – if you want anything from it, don’t delay!
Stampin’ Up will be starting their Year End Closeout today, and you’ll want to check out the store to see all the discounts – but hurry because some items will be as only as supplies last.

You can click here to get to my online store.  🙂


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: Brian King
Crystal Komara
Anna Masciovecchio
Anne Power
Mary Blocher
Danica Ferrante
Jessica Mink
Jodi Horsley
Leanne Johnson
Michelle Clark
Lorene Yoshimura-Tanigawa
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Tammy Gill
Jenny Gauthier

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

Classes scheduled for August

Hi folks!   In case you missed the calendar, I have two more classes scheduled for the next two weekends.  Actually, it’s more like 4 classes, since each one is going to be a double class!

For each of the the scheduled days, I will be doing a Christmas Holiday Card class and immediately following, an All-Occasion Card class. So, you can come to both!  As we finish up with the Holiday cards, I will switch out the supplies for the All-Occasion cards. AND… each of the two days will have different cards! So, you can come to both days and have different cards.  I am also offering a Sunday class this time in hopes that it fits in with everyone’s schedules.

Here are the details…

Sunday, August 7th
– 1:00 pm starts the Christmas Cards
– By 4:00-ish, I will start the All-Occasion Cards.
– Note:  The 4:00 start time is flexible depending on how many people sign up, or how quickly we can finish the Holiday cards!
RSVP by Friday night, Aug 5th

Saturday, August 13th
– 1:00 pm starts the Christmas Cards
– By 4:00-ish, I will start the All-Occasion Cards.
– Note:  Same deal with the 4:00 start time as above.
RSVP by Thursday night, Aug 11th


Each of the 4 sections will still be the regular class format, with 10 cards and envelopes.
If you can only attend one half of the day, please specify that in the RSVP (and which half!)  If you attend the whole day, it will be a total of 20 cards! YAY!
* * As always, please bring your own adhesive.

If there are any questions please let me know, as it will be a busy time with all of these cards and I want to make sure the classes run smoothly. 🙂


Last but not least for today….   As previously mentioned, starting August 2nd, there will be a special Stamp set bundle available, Thoughtful Branches.
This will be available only for a limited time!!

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Here is a sneak peak at a card that uses one of the Thinlits from the bundle… that will also be used in the Holiday classes…

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Stop by tomorrow Monday (edit: oops, had the days mixed up!) for our monthly blog hop, and have a great weekend everyone!
Mak

July Happenings with Specials and Early Christmas

This is a quick reminder in case you missed it…
My “Christmas in July” Card Class is this coming weekend, and the sign-up deadline is fast approaching!  If you have not replied yet, please do so I can have enough supplies ready!
Date:  Saturday, July 23rd
Time: 1:00 pm
RSVP by: Thursday, July 21st
* Please bring your own adhesive


There is also a great special going on this month through Stampin’ Up!

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Bonus Days let you earn coupons during July to spend in August! It works with an email address, so if you have any questions, just contact me!


Starting August 2nd, you can purchase this fantastic set, Thoughtful Branches, the coordinating thinlits, or the bundle with them both! Place your product orders in July and use your coupons towards this exclusive bundle in August! Stay tuned for more on this as it get closer!

Bonus:  If you join my team you can pre-order this bundle during July! Just ask me how!

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Enjoy!
Mak

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – Retiring Products

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: Retiring Products!

www.stampinmak.comYep, it’s that time of year again where we make room for the new by saying goodbye to the old! Click on the Farewell image to be taken to the online store with retiring items. Some items are even at a discount!

Well, it turns out I have made quite a few cards over the past year with some of the products that are now retiring. Some I’ve shared and some I haven’t yet. I decided to gather up a bunch of them to share with you today – since pretty soon these will be retired and I don’t want you to miss out!

Some of these I’ve done at my classes and some I’ve modeled after ideas I’ve seen online, or I’ve been given a sample and asked to recreate something similar. These all have some retiring products on them, and I’ll point those out.

Here is a simple yet elegant card using the Sassy Salutations greeting:

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This next birthday card uses the Big News stamped greeting, and the heart punch from Itty Bitty Punch Pack to make the bottom of the balloon (just overlap the hearts).

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Here is a very fall-ish card using the For All Things set. It also has the Gold Metallic Baker’s Twine and some Typeset Designer Series Paper:

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This next one also uses a few different retiring items, featuring the Vivid Vases single stamp. It’s also got the flower from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack, the Silver Metallic Baker’s Twine, the Stylish Stripes embossing folder, and Crystal Effects on the flowers to make them shine… ALL retiring!

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Stepping back (or really far forward) to Christmas time, here is a fantastic winter tree scene using the White Christmas set:

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Here are some more that I’ve already featured on my blog, but wanted to highlight them again now that the items are retiring.

This is an older card, so I know the DSP used isn’t around anymore, but I wanted to point out the stamp and punch used. It’s the Festival of Trees stamp set with coordinating Tree Punch. I wanted to show you this stamp doesn’t have to be used only for Christmas. 🙂
If you click on the following pictures, they will take you to their original posts.

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This one was my first try at the Northern Lights technique, of which I still need to try again.. I think I see a video in the future for it 🙂   It’s got The Open Sea for the ship, and the sentiment is from Project Life Remember This:

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Here is a lovely set that can be used any time of the year to support the troops, For Your Country:

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This next one was my Bokeh technique, and highlights the sentiment from the Hello Life set:

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And, last but not least, I have to show of a kitty cat card (or 3)…
This set, You Little Furball, made me so happy, then I was extremely sad to see it on the retired list. BUT….. for all you animal lovers out there… you will NOT be disappointed by the new catalog! WOW…I can’t wait to start sharing some of the samples I make with those as soon as I can get my hands on them! 🙂
Here are the three with this set that I’ve posted here a while back:

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I couldn’t help it… It is such a fun set!

I hope you enjoyed looking through these, and if you want to purchase anything before it’s gone forever, click on the catalogs on the left of my blog or the “Shop Now” link in the menu at the top.   Hopefully everyone gets what they are looking for, but you have to act fast – since some items are ‘as supplies last’!

Thanks for looking around this time, and click on through to see the rest of the hop!  Tammy is next on the list, and you can get there by clicking the picture below –
Thanks!
Mak

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
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