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Watercoloring A Sara Thing with Paper Pumpkin

Hey folks!!

For all you crafty Paper Pumpkin folks out there… Did you SEE the April Paper Pumpkin??  WOW! I just loved it!  For those non-Paper Pumpkin folks out there (you know who you are)… holy cow you need to see what you were missing. 🙂

The kit comes with 3 different card designs, but I only have one for you right now because I was drawn to the geometric-flower-block design with all the bright colors.  It’s a piece of watercolor paper, with a clear embossed design on it. You can use the watercolor pencils (which came in the kit) to color the paper, and overlap a little as you go. It’s actually quite simple. The harder you press, the darker the color will be. This is what that looks like:

Then, you use the cute little paintbrush that comes with it, and just brush a bit of water over the blocks. My tip is to stay on the dryer side.. don’t use too much water otherwise it will all just run the colors together. This is what it turns out like with only 4 colors, overlapping to create the other colors:

I was so excited by this card, I didn’t even get out my background paper to take the pics!  Once I put it all together on the nifty black paper, stamped the sentiment (which is Sara’s actual handwriting!!), added some washi tape and the adorable glittery flower… it comes together like so:

All of this was in the kit!  I hope you like this one. It’s probably one of my favorite Paper Pumpkin kits ever!

Just fyi – there are only refills available out in my store right now <click here to get to it> – so you won’t be able to get the stamp set that goes with it, but if you get the refill, you are always welcome to come over and borrow my stamps. 🙂 Remember, you must be a subscriber to be able to order refills! Contact me if you have any questions on it, or need help signing up!

I’m including the link to the video by Sara, the CEO of Stampin’ Up! This is pretty cool because it walks through everything – which is not usually done like this. In case you were not familiar with it, there is a quick video each month revealing the contents, and lots of online resources for alternative projects!

Let me know if you have any questions, or need to order anything!  Keep an eye out next week for the monthly Blogging Friends Blog Hop on the 1st, where we will feature retiring products.. and I’ll have a few more things to share about that between now and then!  Thanks for stopping by!
Mak

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – New Holiday Catalog

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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: The new Holiday Catalog!!

So…. what I have decided to do is show off a few projects made at my recent classes!  I know just looking at the Holiday Catalog, you see a lot of Christmas and Halloween.. but, if you keep looking, you will find all occasions!  Here is a great example.  This one uses a few new accessories – the Pretty Paisleys Embossing folder and the Fancy Frost sequins:

www.stampinmak.comI also used the adorable Baby Bear and the Banners for You with the coordinating Bunch of Banners Framelits. I sponged some of the Pacific Point ink onto the embossed design to make it stand out more then added some silver metallic thread. You could switch out the phrase for almost any occasion!


This next one is right out of the catalog (with minor changes). It uses the Jolly Friends stamp set moose and hat. The hat was punched out with the coordinating Jolly Hat Builder punch:

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I love the mini jingle bells added to the hat! You can also see how easy it is to use the catalog as inspiration – and then adjust to accommodate what you like! Oh, and the “Merry Wishes” is from the “Oh, What Fun” set in the Annual catalog in case you’re looking for it.


This next one I love because the basic layout can be used so many ways:

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This uses the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamps with the Cookie Cutter Builder punch. The pretty swirly candy is from the Candy Cane Lane Designers Series Paper (DSP). And to top it all off with the sweet theme is the Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape. The Real Red designs can go with almost anything.


Here’s a cutie for all those mice lovers out there:

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The mice in this set, Merry Mice, are absolutely cute. And the best part is that you can color them which ever way you like. I used a few different markers with a blender pen on an acrylic block. It gives the colors a more subtle look than a full strength marker. The DSP is from the Annual Catalog, and check it out! It’s This Christmas and it’s a specialty paper since it’s a little thinner, and you get twice as much! To top it off with bling, I added some gold metallic thread, as well as a gold star from the Metallic Enamel shapes.


This last one I struggled with deciding if I wanted to include it or not, as it is a  direct copy from one of the wonderful Stampin’ Up Artisan Design Team Members, Allison Okamitsu, over on NicePeopleStamp. First I’ll show you the card, then I’ll show why I decided to include it after all!  Here is her cute original layout:

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I added some Wink of Stella to make the antlers sparkle. 🙂
I did this for a class since I thought it was so cute, and the Cable Knit Dynamic embossing folder was a hit! I stapled the red metallic Candy Cane Baker’s twine to the card with our stapler.  I even gave the class attendees options… here’s the moose they could swap out:

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It works well both ways!

So, here’s what brings me to keeping this one on here….
One of the class members decided to make it a birthday card in the holiday season, and switched out a few things… which I always encourage – if you need a different sentiment, we can do that!  However, it the was end result that had me laughing…  The folks in class realized they could also use the Cookie Cutter punch to make the bow tie.. so they dressed their reindeer up a bit… and then this showed up:

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Oh My Goodness. I laughed. and HAD to take a picture! It’s the ‘cool’ reindeer that looks like he’s had a few too many! 🙂  I’m sure she won’t mind me sharing her lovely creation with the world – we all loved it.

Well I hope you’ve enjoyed your tour through some of the cool new products available in the new Holiday Catalog!  If you need to order anything, just hop over to my store and order away!!  There are a few specials going on this month, so take a peek at those, too!  If you have questions – just let me know!


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
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
Jenny Lane Gauthier

 

New Catalog Open House

Hi folks!!
This is my second post for today, and I hope you had a chance to look at this month’s Blog Hop!  If not, go take a look then come back here. I’ll wait….  🙂

Ok.. Now that you are back…  OMG have you seen the new products?!?

I’m pretty excited about this year’s new Annual Catalog – and if you don’t have one, LET ME KNOW! Everyone should have one of these. There are some seriously cute products this year. Between the new In-Colors that I am liking more each time I see them… and lots of new stamps that have new coordinating punches or framelits, and Copper embossing powder… I’m not sure what my favorite is yet!

In order for you to get a chance to see some of these items for yourself, and get your hands on the new Catalog, and even make a sample for you to take home, I am holding a New Catalog Open House!

It’s on Saturday, June 11th at 1:00 pm at my house. All I ask is that you RSVP by  June 9th so I can have enough supplies ready.
I will be doing a raffle that afternoon for anyone placing orders, and if you bring a friend new to my stamping, I will give you an extra entry 🙂

Here is a look at one of the bookmarks I made for the catalog…

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I will be making up some more to accompany the catalog when you come to the open house. So, I hope to hear from everyone soon!!
Thanks!
Mak

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – New Catalog

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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: The New Catalog!!

That’s right, the NEW Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog STARTS TODAY!

Today is an exciting day. Not only are you and I able to order the new products, as if that wasn’t enough… I get to show you a super cute non-card I learned how to make! It *could* be a card.. but more like in a 3-D fashion. It’s similar to a picture frame.. or a shadow box.  Let me show a picture first, then I’ll tell you what I used:

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Isn’t that cute?  I used a bunch of the new In-colors to make this, as well as some of the new coordinating Playful Palette washi tape. There are actually a lot of elements in this project, let me list them out for you:

Cardstocks:  Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Vellum, Neutrals DSP Stack (I think it’s the Smokey Slate one)
Framelits: Botanical Builder, Butterflies, Hello You, Mini Treat Bag
Punches: Elegant Butterfly, Bitty Butterfly
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Gorgeous Grunge, Awesomely Artistic
Inks: Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Versamark
Others: Playful Palette Washi Tape, Rhinestones, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals

I did say it was a lot… but here’s the thing.. I basically picked through a few sets that were all on the shelf together and used one or two stamps (or framelits) that I thought would work well from each. I could have easily done this a little simpler.. but what fun would that be? 🙂

Here are some closeups of the flowers with Wink of Stella on them:

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And here is a closeup of the vellum butterfly before I attached his antenna:

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I’m so glad Wink of Stella is in the catalog! I love that stuff!  Look at how it makes the vellum all shimmery. Here’s one last pic from a different view of the frame so you can see the depth under the flowers:

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The frame is much easier to make than I originally thought, just make sure to do your first one on practice paper. I saw this online in many places, and decided to change the dimensions up a bit to accommodate a full 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of card stock. Basically you do a lot of scoring, a bit of cutting, and then neatly fold it all up.  I scored at half inch marks for this project.
I will have to do a separate post on how to do that soon, as I didn’t take too many pictures during the making of the card… but I do have this from my scrap paper, this is what it looks like after you score it then cut it up (the corners get removed):

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I hope you enjoyed this project, and if there’s interest, I can even do a class on it – just let me know!


There’s lots more to share now that the new catalog is out, there are some more specials going on… AND I have my New Catalog Open House coming up next weekend on Saturday, June 11th.   Look for more info in the coming days, and if you need a copy of the catalog in your hands – contact me so I can get you one!!
Thanks for looking,
Mak


Please take the time to hop on through the rest of the Blog Hop today, and I hope you enjoy 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:

Crystal Komara
Anna Masciovecchio
Libby Fens
Mary Blocher
Danica Ferrante
Deborah Smart
Jodi Horsley
Leanne Johnson
Michelle Clark
Lorene Yoshimura-Tanigawa
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!
Rick Adkins

New In-colors for PCCCS143

Howdy!

Today’s card features some of the new products and new In-Colors from the new Catalog going live in just a few short weeks! Did I mention they were NEW? 🙂

I used the sketch from the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch – PCCCS143 here:

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I wanted something bright this time, and fun, and the new In-colors fit right in! Here’s my take on it:

Lots of bright summery fun colors in this one!  The background is Watermelon Wonder (NEW), with a layer of the new Cherry on Top DSP stack and stripes from the Birthday Bash DSP (in the Occasions Catalog).
The fun polka dots across the middle are from the Cherry on Top Washi tape, stuck on white card stock first – so the colors below don’t show through at all.
The sun rays are from Kinda Eclectic, and the sentiment is from the New ‘Ronald McDonald House Charities’ set Sprinkles of Life.
I used the Boho Punch for the flowers and added rhinestones on those as well as the Scalloped Circle punch behind the Crushed Curry sun.

This one definitely screamed fun to me!!  I hope you like it, and if you do… you won’t want to miss my class coming up at the end of the month where you can check out some of the new products for yourself!  Details for that will be posted soon.

Thanks for looking!
Mak