Feathers Feathers!

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Feather are popular right now and I’m loving playing with these Four Feathers stamps and coordinating Feathers Framelits!  You’ll definitely be seeing more of these here on my blog.

Feather Blessing 1And what about these gorgeous colors?  Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss go wonderfully together, don’t they?  Do you see the cute little wooden leaf?  That’s one of the new Autumn Wooden Elements ~darling!

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The four feather stamps and two framelits are bundled together for a great price! CLICK HERE to find out how to get your own feather bundle!

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It’s a Blackberry Fall!

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It’s true, Blackberry Bliss is my current favorite color.  And combined with green ~ any green ~ wow!!  I’m continuing to feature cards made with the “For All Things” stamp set.

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The leaf on this card is made from Mossy Meadow card stock and then crumpled up into a tiny ball :-)  Uncrumple it and curl the edges a bit with a bone folder and there you go, a pretty leaf!  I also sponged the edges with a little Pear Pizzaz ink to just add a bit more depth.  The doily is sponged with the Pear Pizzaz also.

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This card is very versatile.  You could use it for…a thank you card, an encouragement card, a card to a friend, a Thanksgiving card, etc.  I’m not sure what I’ll use it for yet, but you can be sure it will go to someone special!

Thanks for stopping by today!  If you don’t have this great stamp set “For All Things,” just click below and get it right away ~ you’ll LOVE it!  My store is open 24/7!


Stamps:  For All Things
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss and Pear Pizzaz Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow, and Very Vanilla card stock and Color Me Autumn DSP
Tools:  Big Shot, Autumn Accents Big Z Die, Stampin’ Distress Tool
Other Goodies:  Linen Thread, Burlap Ribbon, Tea Lace Doily, Spong Daubers

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Thanks for All Things!

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Give thanks for all things!  I love this stamp because it’s true.  This is something I continually try to do ~~ thank God for everything.  It’s made a big impact in my life.  I have to admit I don’t always remember to do it, even though I try, but when I do it puts my life in perspective.

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This is a nice new stamp set from our Holiday Catalog and it’s called “For All Things.”  It has eight great stamps which I’ll be featuring over the next few days.  If you haven’t seen this set before, you will LOVE it!!

I’m in a shabby chic mood these days, so for this card I’ve used the Stampin’ Distress Tool which roughs up the edges of the card stock.  Then I’ve used scallop die-cut burlap and Venetian Crochet Trim, along with Linen Thread and embossed scallop-cut vellum.  For all the details, see below.

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If you are interested in learning more about giving thanks for all things, I can recommend that you read two things:  the first is the Scripture verse this phrase comes from, and that is Ephesians 5:20; and, the second is a wonderful book by Ann Voskamp called One Thousand Gifts.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please leave me a comment, I love to hear your thoughts :-)


Stamps: For All Things
Ink:  Cajun Craze Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper:  Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry card stock, White Vellum
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine; Large Scallop Edgelit, Lovely Lace Embossing Folder and Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Stampin’ Distress Tool
Other Goodies:  Venetian Crochet Trim, Burlap Ribbon, Linen Thread, Pearls Basic Jewels, Sponge Daubers

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Fall Thanks for the Pals!

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Wow, do I love the colors in this week’s Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge!  They are absolutely beautiful colors and have inspired me to start thinking about Fall, even though here in San Diego it’s in the 90′s!!!  Here are the colors:

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Another reason I’m thinking about Fall is that in just 2 weeks I’m going back to Massachusetts and I’m going to be seeing all the beautiful leaves!!  They call it “leaf-peeping season” and I’m going to be doing a lot of leaf peeping!

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Let’s take a little “peep” at the leaves on today’s card :-)  They are made from vellum and cut with the Autumn Accents Big Z Die.  I folded the leaves in half and then scored them with my Bone Folder to create the lines.  Then I colored them with Stampin’ Write Markers, and rubbed them with Sponge Daubers to blend the ink and get a realistic shading.

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Why don’t you join us over at Pals Paper Arts and submit your card?  We’d love to have you!

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The Holidays Are Here Again!

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Welcome to the September Pals Blog Hop. This month we are showing off our favorite new products from the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. We hope you enjoy our projects!

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries, stop number 32 on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

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How can you pick a favorite from all the great items in the Holiday Catalog?  It’s hard, but my favorite thing so far (!) is the Wonderful Wreath Framelit Die set.  Not only are there great wreath dies, there are also two “word” dies that are super fun!  One of the word dies is “Noel” that you see here, and the other one is “Joy.”

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Here I’ve used the “Noel” die with our Gold Foil Paper to make a sparkling Christmas card.

Pretty Pointer:  When using intricate thin dies like this one, place a piece of wax paper between the paper and the die.  It will help your paper to release quickly from the die, and keeps the paper free from marks and small indentations.

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The background of the card is created using the Star Mask and Pool Party Ink sponged on with a sponge dauber.  It’s so much fun to make your own background!  It makes you feel like a real artist :-)

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The next stop is Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards, stop number 34 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you next month!

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  1. Kim Czenszak at LiveLoveStamp
  2. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  3. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  4. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  5. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  6. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  7. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  8. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  9. Katy McGloin at Just fun Stamping
  10. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  11. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  12. Shannon Jaramillo at www.EZPeasyCards.com
  13. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  14. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  15. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  16. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  17. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  18. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  19. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair
  20. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  21. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  22. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  23. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  24. Rae Harper-Burnet at WildWestPaperArts.com
  25. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  26. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  27. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  28. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  29. September Gray at SeptemberGray.com
  30. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  31. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  32. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
  33. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards   <<<<< YOU ARE HERE
  34. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  35. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
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Sparkling Bird!

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This little winter bird just sparkles with cuteness!  And this card features several of the wonderful new items in our Holiday Catalog.  Can you spot them?  Well, the biggest item is this beautiful All is Calm Designer Series Paper.  The colors are so refreshing!

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The sweet “sparkle” sentiment is from a Hostess Set called Good Greetings.  It’s embossed with silver embossing powder so it “sparkles”  :-)   The bird’s wing adds more sparkle punched out of Silver Glitter Paper.  The Frosted Sequins that embellish the card are another new item in the Holiday Catalog and they just finish it off, don’t they?

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Have you seen the Holiday Catalog?  If you haven’t and would like one, email me at peggy@prettypapercards.com.  See below for a list of all the Stampin’ Up! products I used on this card:

Stamps:  Polka Dot Pieces and Good Greetings (Hostesses Only)
Ink:  Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzaz, Versamark
Paper:  Lost Lagoon and Whisper White card stock, All is Calm Designer Series Paper
Tools:  Bird Builder Punch, Small Oval Punch, Silver Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy
Embellishments:  Frosted Sequins and White Baker’s Twine

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Quick Little Home Decor!

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Just have to show you a quick and easy way to brighten a guest room, a bathroom, or any room in your home.  A bold stamp on a doily is just the thing!  For this project I used the Hello There Hostess Stamp and Calypso Coral Ink.

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The pretty doily is clipped (using the In Color Printed Clothespins) on a ribboned towel in my guest bathroom to welcome my guests.  (You can see I like Warm Vanilla Sugar!)  I loved the way it turned out and my guests liked it too!

Tomorrow I’m thinking of clipping a stamped doily near my coffee pot as a little morning greeting :-)

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My Helper!

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So, I’m super busy getting ready for my Christmas in September workshops this weekend, but just had to give you a little glimpse of what’s going on here!  Elie has been my little helper as I’ve been gathering all the supplies, cutting paper, etc.  If I drop anything on the floor, she picks it up for me before I even know I dropped it!!

That’s what happened in the case of this beautiful piece of new All is Calm Designer Series Paper :-)  Can you see how pretty it is?  The piece that Elie is demonstrating is one of my favorites in the set.  Here’s a picture of all the papers:

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Gorgeous, right?  If you are interested in seeing more, just click on the photo above and it will take you right to my online store.

DO YOU HAVE THE NEW HOLIDAY CATALOG YET?  If not, please email me and I’ll send one right out to you.  In the meantime, to view the catalog online, click the catalog below.

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Holiday Catalog Videos!

Here are some great videos from Stampin’ Up! featuring our new holiday products!

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Simple Sympathy

Sympathy 1Unfortunately we all need sympathy cards.  I like to have sympathy cards on hand, but this time I didn’t.  For sympathy cards you want something simple yet pretty, and this card is just that.

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The stamp set Everything Eleanor is one of my all-time favorites.  This one flourish stamp is so gorgeous!  Just stamp it once, punch out some blossoms, add a few pearls and a sentiment, and you’re done!


Sympathy angledThe little flowers are punched with one of the darling little punches in the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (there is also a heart and a star punch ~ fun!).  This is a great little punch set to have on hand.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Stamps:  Everything Eleanor , Bloom With Hope (Hostess Only Set)
Ink:  Pear Pizzaz  and Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder card stock
Tools:  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
Embellishments:  Pearls Basic Jewels

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