Pick a “B” Pals Blog Hop!

Welcome to the June 2017 Pals Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month’s theme, Pick a “B,” features projects inspired by Babies, Birthdays and Brides to name few. You may just get a glimpse of new catalog products while you hop with us today.

Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

The “B” in my card today is BIRTHDAY!! We always need birthday cards, don’t we, so this is a great “B” to choose. This sweet little “happy birthday” sentiment is from one of my new favorite stamp sets called Happy Birthday Gorgeous. I mean, even the name of the stamp set makes you want it, right? 🙂

Today I’m using the Petal Garden Memories & More Card Pack. This pack contains lots of individual cards with designs on the front and the back. This is a 3″ x 4″ card with a wreath on it and a light flower pattern on the edges.

I angled this card on top of a panel of Berry Burst card stock which was embossed with the new – and darling – Garden Trellis Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

A few die-cut leaves, a little wooden element, and a pretty ribbon finish off the card. The color theme for my card is from pages 56 and 57 of our annual catalog: Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral, and Old Olive. I’m crazy about this combination!

Thanks again for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on July 12th. We’re having a pattern party! Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. See you on July 12th for the next Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  3. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  4. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  5. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  6. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  7. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards   <<<<<<< YOU ARE HERE!!
  11. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  12. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  19. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  21. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  22. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  23. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme
  24. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  25. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  26. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  27. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art

All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Happy Birthday, Gorgeous
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral and Old Olive card stock, and Petal Garden Memories & More card pack
Tools:  Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments: Touches of Nature Elements, Delicate White Doilies, Calypso Coral 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon

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Pals Blog Hop: Textures or Techniques

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for May 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are featuring projects that are “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and want you to enjoy our creations!

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you can see all the projects.

My card today focuses on both texture and technique, and it uses some continuing products and some new products! Let’s talk about texture. A card can be fun and interesting because of the texture on the card.

To add texture to my card I used the Petal Burst Embossing Folder on a panel of Shimmery White card stock. Then I watercolored the panel with Sweet Sugarplum ink. You can see how the ink filled in the white space between the petals in some places and not in other places ~ this also adds texture!

Pretty Pointer: Shimmery White card stock is perfect for times when you want to both watercolor and use an embossing folder. It is a paper that is recommended for watercoloring and is also thin enough to go through an embossing folder.

For more texture, I added some of the brand new 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon in the new In Color, Berry Burst (loving this ribbon!). I topped that with some Very Vanilla 1/2′ Lace Trim and finished it all off with an open lacy-looking flower. The “lovely” die cut sentiment is from the brand new Lovely Words Thinlits Dies.

All the details of the items I used are at the bottom of this post. Hope this gives you some ideas for adding texture to your own projects!

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. I hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Karen Gooch at Inker’s Workshop
  4. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  5. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  6. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  7. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  8. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards  <<<<<< YOU ARE HERE!
  9. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  10. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  11. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  12. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  15. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme
  16. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  17. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  18. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  21. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  23. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps.com

All Products Used Stampin’ Up!

Ink: Sweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper: Whisper White and Shimmery White card stock
Tools: Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Lovely Words Thinlits Dies (available June 1st), May Flowers Framelits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Aqua Painter
Embellishments: 1/2″ Finely Woven Berry Burst Ribbon (available June 1st), Very Vanilla 1/2′ Lace Trim, and Glitter Enamel Dots (available June 1st)


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Spring Has Sprung Pals Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for March 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring spring or spring-related projects. We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the lineup on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you can see all the projects.

My project today is a spring birthday card in a pretty glassine envelope!  Stampin’ Up! glassine bags made fabulous envelopes for cards!

The card just pulls out of the envelope easily.  For this card I made a little topper of lace doilies by cutting the doilies in half and adhering them to the back of the card.

The card itself has several layers that open up to reveal the sentiment 🙂  Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate with a sheet of Vellum underneath are attached to the card at the top using my favorite washi tape (the copper dotted tape from the Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape).

When you lift the layers up you find the pretty birthday wish from the Big on Birthdays stamp set!  I made this card for a dear friend who has a birthday later this month.  I’m going to write a little note there in the center of the page 🙂

You’ll noticed that I used about as much glimmer paper as I could!  I love it, and right now (until March 31st) you can get this beautiful glimmer paper FREE during Sale-a-Bration! (See below!)

Layers, layers and more layers make this glassine envelope really pop!  I hope you’ll try these glassine bags for envelopes.  Of course, you have to personally deliver a card with this type of envelope, but you know the person who receives it will be blown away!!

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Line-up:  

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All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Big on Birthdays
Ink:  Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper:  Whisper White, So Saffron, Bermuda Bay card stock, Fruit Stand dsp,
Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack, 6 x 6 Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack,
Vellum, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate

Tools:  Stitched Shapes Framelits, Banners Framelits, Butterflies Framelits,
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

Embellishments:  Bermuda Bay Sequins, Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape, Lace Doilies

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From the Heart Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for January 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects showcase themes that are “from the heart.” This includes any of the following themes… Valentine’s Day, Thinking of You, Get Well and/or Sympathy. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Hop envieSometimes we just need a fancy Valentine.  Whether you want to give someone a fancy Valentine or you want to receive one…  And, if you need a fancy Valentine today, then this is for you 🙂

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Each heart was then folded in half and the sides glued together.  I love the result!

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The pretty Lace Doily is new in the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  These doilies are Whisper White on one side and Very Vanilla on the other side.  How versatile is that?  For my card I used the Very Vanilla side to go with the Very Vanilla card base.

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Behind the doily is a circle punched from Calypso Coral card stock.  This highlights both the doily and the heart!  The Calypso Coral frame was created using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

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Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

BLOG HOP LINE UP:

  1. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards      <<<<<<<< YOU ARE HERE!
  3. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  4. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  5. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  6. Staci Rivera at Clever Bow Tie Designs
  7. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  8. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  9. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  10. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  13. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  14. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  16. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping

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All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Sealed With Love, Falling Flowers
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Black Archival Ink
Paper:  Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla card stock, Cupcakes & Carousels dsp
Tools:  Stitched Shapes Framelits, Sweet & Sassy Framelits,
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine,1
-3/4″ Circle Punch
Embellishments:  Lace Doilies, Metallic Enamel Shapes


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Pals Wicked Folds Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for October 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects feature cards made using “wicked” folds. What is a “wicked” fold? It is anything other than the standard A2 card fold. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

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Today’s card is a triple fold card ~ 3 beautiful folds that open up to a pretty card.  And all held together with a ribbon, flowered band!

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This card shows off lots of pretty designer series paper on the folds and adds the sentiments on the inside.  It gives the card maker lots of room to play 🙂

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This is an easy card to make.  You need some 12″ x 12″ card stock.  Here I used Whisper White card stock trimmed to 12″ x 5-1/2″.   To create the folds, score the long 12″ side at 4-1/4″, 7-1/4″, and 10-1/4″.

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I lined each panel with dsp and tried to alternate the patterns.  I then put a thin Happy Birthday banner inside the first fold, and another nice sentiment in the second fold.

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The “belly” band is made of 2 strips of 12″ x 1″ card stock, one of Peekaboo Peach covered with copper speckled washi tape, and another of Cajun Craze.  They are alternated just a bit so the Cajun Craze strip peeks out under the other one.  A pretty piece of Peekaboo Peach 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon was slipped in on the right side of the band.  A flower cut from the May Flowers Framelits and leaves from the Flourish Thinlits finish off the band.

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Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  3. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  4. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  5. Beth Fairweather at Beth Fairweather Designs
  6. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  7. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  8. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  9. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  10. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  13. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  15. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  16. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards          <<<<<<< YOU ARE HERE!!
  17. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  18. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  19. Staci Rivera at Clever Bow Tie Designs
  20. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  21. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

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All Products Are Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Vertical Greetings, Suite Sayings
Ink:  Cajun Craze Classic Stampin’ Up!
Paper:  Peekaboo Peach, Cajun Craze, and Whisper White card stock, Fruit Stand and Petals & Paisleys designer series paper
Tools:  Flourish Thinlits, May Flower Framelits, Lots of Labels Framelits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape, Peekaboo Peach 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon, White Perfect Accents, 2016-18 In Color Enamel Shapes


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My Favorite Season ~ Pal’s Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for September 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects represent our favorite year-end season. It may be Autumn, Winter, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas (and maybe even a combination!). We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

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My favorite season is Autumn, also known as Fall 🙂  I love the change of season from the hot and sunny to the cool and cozy!  Here in San Diego County it’s hot and sunny much of the year.  And, even into the Fall we can have hot weather.  But beginning now, in September, the temperatures usually drop a bit, and what they call the “marine layer” comes in from the coast, giving us nice cool mornings and evenings.  I love it!!!

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We don’t have a lot of falling leaves like other parts of the country, so it’s fun to imagine and create my own leaves!  The Vintage Leaves stamp set is perfect for this!

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The base of my card was stamped on watercolor paper with pretty fall colors.  Then with an Aqua Painter I added a bit of water to blend the colors.

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A few loose leaves were cut from the pretty Flourish Thinlits.  And, they are sitting on top of two circles of different sizes embossed at the same time in the Petal Burst Embossing Folder.  To do this, layer the smaller circle on top of the larger one and put them into the folder together.  Then run the folder though the Big Shot.  The result is that the circles are pressed together and actually become one piece.  It’s really neat!

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Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  3. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  4. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  5. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
  6. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  7. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  8. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  9. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  10. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  11. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  12. Staci Rivera at Clever Bow Tie Designs
  13. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  14. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  15. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  16. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  17. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  18. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  19. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards      <<<<<<<< YOU ARE HERE!
  20. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  21. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  22. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  23. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  24. Jeanie Stark at www.juststampin.com
  25. Sue Becker at www.RnRStamping.com
  26. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  27. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

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Stampin’ Up! Items Used on Today’s Card:

Stamps:  Vintage Leaves, Cottage Greetings
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral
Paper:  Watercolor Paper, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, and Crumb Cake card stock, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate
Tools:  Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Layering Circles Framelits, Flourish Thinlits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Burlap Ribbon, staple


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“Cut It Out” Pals Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for August 2016.  We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects using our favorite Stampin’ Up! cutting tools. There are so many wonderful punches, framelits and edgelits available that help make papercrafting more detailed and fun! We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

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My favorite Stampin’ Up! cutting tool is — Paper Snips!!  I love punches and framelits and thinlits, but my Paper Snips are invaluable.  There are just some things that can only be cut with scissors, and Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Snips are better than any other pair of scissors!  (I’m serious!)

Hop EnvieEverything on today’s card was cut out by hand or, as we like to say, fussy cut.  These are beautiful stamped images that don’t have coordinating punches or framelits or thinlits.  Even the butterfly, which I think is one of the prettiest butterfly stamps we have  (from the Grateful Bunch stamp set), was fussy cut because the coordinating punch cuts off some of his wings and antennae.Hop angled L cu

I use my Paper Snips every day, every time I stamp.  You may wonder what’s so different about these particular scissors, and all I can tell you is:  they are the perfect size, they are the sharpest scissors you will ever use, the rubber coated handles mean they will never slip…  They are just perfect!!

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When other stampers come to my classes without Stampin’ Up! Paper Snips, I always make them (oops, I mean let them) use mine and they are amazed at how well they cut and how much better their projects come out.

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Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  3. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  4. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  5. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  6. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  7. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  9. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  10. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  11. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  12. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  13. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  14. Jackie Diediker at Stampin Jackie
  15. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  16. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  19. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  21. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  22. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
  23. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards   <<<<<<<< YOU ARE HERE!
  24. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine

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Stampin’ Up! Products Used on Today’s Card:

Stamps:  Grateful Bunch, Kinda Eclectic, Rose Wonder, Picture Perfect
Ink:  Tip Top Taupe, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzaz
Paper:  Whisper White and Pear Pizzaz card stock and Fruit Stand dsp
Tools:  Paper Snips
Embellishments:  Delicate White Doilies, Metallic Sequin Assortment, Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim


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Pals “B” Blog Hop!

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We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects that are based on “B“ themes such as Birthday, Bride or Baby. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

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For today’s Blog Hop with the “B” theme, I have a Bird Birthday card for you! 🙂  Lots and lots of new products are used on this card.  I wonder if you can spot them all?

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Everything here is my favorite (!) but I really love the new Best Birds stamp set and coordinating Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies.  I couldn’t wait to get them, and they arrived just in time!  There are several bird stamps and dies but I just chose one bird to feature today.  I stamped and watercolored the bird using watercolor paper, and then ran it through the Big Shot with the coordinating die.

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Under the little bird’s feet, do you see the new Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon and Very Vanilla Lace Trim?  I love ribbon and lace ~ and DOILIES!!  Look at the little bit of a new Delicate Lace Doily tucked under the ribbon ~ so cute!

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The beautiful background here is a piece of the new Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper (one of my favorites!)  Isn’t it gorgeous?  The little banner is a watercolor wash of Peekaboo Peach on a piece of Watercolor Paper and then stamped with a sentiment from the Best Birds set.

Aren’t you blown away by the beautiful products in our new Annual Catalog?  To see more, click on the photo of the catalog on the right side of my blog and browse away 🙂

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Line-up: 

    1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
    2. Nicole Everitt at Stamp Scrap Love
    3. Natalie Bradley at NatalieBradley.com
    4. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
    5. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
    6. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
    7. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
    8. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
    9. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
    10. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
    11. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
    12. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
    13. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
    14. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
    15. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards   <<<<<<<<<<< YOU ARE HERE!!
    16. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
    17. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
    18. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
    19. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
    20. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
    21. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
    22. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
    23. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
    24. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
    25. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
    26. Amy Hoptay at CraftCarnivore

Stampin’ Up! Products Used in Today’s Card:

Stamps:  Best Birds
Ink:  Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party and Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Whisper White and Island Indigo cardstock, Watercolor Paper, Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
Tools:  Aqua Pen, Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Banner Triple Punch
Embellishments:  Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon, Very Vanilla Lace Trim, Delicate Lace Doilies, 2016-18 In Color Enamel Shapes


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Pals April Blog Hop ~ Families First!

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for April 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are featuring projects that are all about our families. This is a great time of year to think about what to make for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or upcoming graduations. And, family vacations are just around the corner… how would you want to remember those special family moments? We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below. The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

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When I think of families and card making, I think of all of the types of cards we need for our families.  We need baby cards, sympathy cards, wedding cards, birthday cards, etc.  So I thought I would display those family events on a Family Tree!  Just looking at this card makes me think of my family.  For me, the little hearts remind me of the ones I love and the times I’ve expressed these sentiments to them.

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This card would work well for most of these occasions by just using the words that apply:  for example, you could repeat “Happy” and “Birthday” all around the tree.  Or, you could repeat “Congrats” or “Congrats” and “Baby”!  You could actually sentiments from various stamp sets, but for this card, the words and the tiny heart are from the Tin of Cards stamp set.  The pretty flourishing tree is from the Trust God set.Hop angled

The hearts have a bit of shading on them.  I did this by stamping off one time while rolling the stamp just a bit so that more ink remained on one side.  It adds a bit of depth to the hearts, I think.

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Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below and hop on over to see what my friend Brian King has for us today!  We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

Blog Hop Line-up:

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Family Tree Card Supplies:

Stamps:  Tin of Cards; Thoughts and Prayer
Ink:  Mossy Meadow, Calypso Coral, and Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Whisper White and Calypso Coral Card Stock
Embellishments:  Gold Baker’s Twine, Tea Lace Paper Doilies


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Spring Pals Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for March 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are featuring Spring and Spring related projects. We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below. The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

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Spring is flowers, and beautiful bulbs peeking through the soil, behind the lattice.  This card tells a bit of a story of spring!

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The Striped Scallop Thinlits Die makes a pretty lattice.  For this card, I cut the lattice from Whisper White card stock and sponged it with Blushing Bride ink.

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The sentiment on this card is from the Rose Wonder Photopolymer stamp set.  This set is full of great sentiments, and this is one I really like.  See all the Stampin’ Up! items used to create this card in the list below.  Then try this card and see how it goes!
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Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Nicole Everitt at Stamp Scrap Love
  3. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  4. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  5. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  6. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  7. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  8. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  9. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  10. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  11. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  12. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  13. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  14. Natalie Bradley at NatalieBradley.com
  15. Becky Volpp at inkblossomwithBecky
  16. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  17. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  18. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  19. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin pink rose.com
  21. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards     <<<<<<<<< YOU ARE HERE!!
  22. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  23. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  24. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations

~~~~~~~Stampin’ Up! Items Used to Create This Card~~~~~~~

Stamps:  Butterfly Basics, Timeless Textures, Rose Wonder
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate, Memento Black Ink
Paper:  Whisper White, So Saffron and Blushing Bride card stock, Vellum
Tools:  Sponge Daubers, Striped Scallop Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Blushing Bride 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels


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