Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. This month we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Pals Blog Hop with “Critters” from the Stampin’ Pretty Pals. Many of the design team members are offering “Mystery Blog Candy” of their choice to 1 lucky winner. To play along, just leave a comment on as many blog posts as desired. A random winner will be announced on a subsequent blog post by each participating design team member. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
Researching how long I’ve been a part of the Pals Blog Hop, I discovered that I’ve been doing this for 8 years! Wow, it’s gone by so fast. I’ve just loved hopping along every month, it’s really a highlight of the month for me!
For this month my “critter” card has birds, bees and butterflies ~ three adorable critters! They all seem to belong together, don’t they? 🙂 They are sitting on a watercolored background which has a light wash of Pretty Peacock ink.
The birds were simply fussy cut out of a piece of Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper and adhered directly onto the watercolored piece. Whisper White Seam Binding Ribbon was colored with a Dark Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blend and tied around in a bow. The bee hive was stamped in Flirty Flamingo ink – this color goes beautifully with Pretty Peacock. A piece of White Vellum was laid over the bee hive to give it a softer look.
The bee was stamped in Pretty Peacock ink and colored just a bit with a Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend. A Gold Foil piece of honeycomb was placed behind the hive. The Pretty Peacock butterflies were cut using the Butterfly Beauty Dies. The sweet little “hello” sentiment was heat embossed with Whisper White Stampin’ Emboss Powder onto a piece of Pretty Peacock card stock. And to finish the card off, a few Noble Peacock Rhinestones were added.
Mystery Blog Candy Giveaway
(Stampin’ Up! Goodies!)
It’s been so much fun to create a “critters” card. What’s YOUR favorite critter? I’d love to know! Please share a comment HERE with your favorite critter. If it’s your pet, please tell me a bit about your furbaby. I will randomly choose a winner from the comments left here on this blog post before Friday, March 13th, 2020. Please only play once. And, be sure to pop back on my blog this Friday to see if you’ve won! (HINT: my blog candy is REALLY GOOD!!)
Note: I can only ship within the U.S. Winner has 24 hours from the announcement of the winner to email me their name and mailing address.
More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 8th, for our “Special Occasions” blog hop when our Design Team showcase projects for weddings, graduation, anniversary, baby, Mother’s/Father’s Day or any special occasion. Don’t miss the fun!
Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty First Hop – January 2010
- Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts First Hop – May 2011
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian First Hop – June 2012
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards First Hop – September 2012. <<<<<<< YOU ARE HERE!
- Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping First Hop – March 2013
- Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping First Hop – March 2013
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations First Hop – August 2013
- Amanda Merrill at Inkflair First Hop – April 2014
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’ First Hop – May 2014
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom First Hop – September 2014
- Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity First Hop – January 2015
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose First Hop – January 2015
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs First Hop – June 2015
- Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds First Hop – July 2015
- Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit First Hop – September 2015
- Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’ First Hop – August 2016
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’ First Hop – September 2016
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping First Hop – April 2017
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot! First Hop – May 2017
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art First Hop – June 2017
- Leah O’Brien at Ink, Paper, Stamps, Oh My! First Hop – February 2018
- Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink First Hop – June 2018
- Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen First Hop – October 2019
- Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink First Hop – November 2019
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping First Hop – January 2020
- Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life First Hop – March 2020
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Love the soft colors on your card. My favorite critter is my cat, Tucker. He is almost 18 years old and is so sweet
Your background is perfect for the critters you added. This is a beautiful card!
My favorite critter is my Cockapoo, Prearl. I have had her with me for almost 12 years now. She is the sweetest and most loving girl. Her coat is so soft that one little boy at our campground said she feels like his teddy bear.
What a pretty card. I have not used the pretty peacock ink or papers, but think it’s time to add them to my stash. The combo of flirty flamingo with pretty peacock is stunning.
My critter is Miss Bella my almost 11 yr old black lab. She is a little on the senior side, but as SASSY as a puppy.
What an amazing card!! So pretty!
I love the way that you combined 2 of the stamp sets- birds and bees- and popped up for dimension. My favorite pet would be a English Sheep Dog. I love big fluffy dogs.
The combination of the watercolor background and the Bird Bakad paper is stunning in this card! My sweet fur baby is our little Sunshine, a Shih Tzu we rescued last year. Ten pounds of love.
Such a great color combo on your card and I love your choice of “critters”. Congrats on such a long tenure of hopping with the Pals!
Your card is so pretty. Love the birds. My favorite pet is my dog–Corky.
Favorite critter: My sons green cheek conure parrot whom I sit for frequently. He is so social and loves attention. Beautiful card, I love everythingt it.
Love the combination of colors and stamps
My favorite pet is Lucy, a rescue cat. She is a lot of laughs because she loves to play and loves to round corners like a race car (sideways and full speed).
I just love how you combined these two suites! Bird Ballard is one of my favorites & I just got Honey Bee. Thanks so much for sharing!
I never thought of combining the birds with the bees! Very clever.
My favorite critters are my rescue kitties. We rescued a whole family!
I love how you combined the bird ballad and the bees suites – such a beautiful card
Sorry, I can’t edit my comment – I forgot to mention my favorite critter. This would have to be a friendly house cat. I don’t have a cat right now but I am going to rescue one once we have the DIY projects completed. My boys and I are ready for a loving kitty.
Lovely card! My favorite critters would be dogs. We haven’t got one right now because of having to travel for grandkids – I miss having one but love my grandkid time too much to change!
I really like your idea of softening the bee hive with the vellum. My favorite critters right now would be all the adorable ones SU has been featuring in their stamp sets, especially the raccoon in Special Someone. My favorite “live” critter would have to be our 92lb. Australian Shepherd mix that we rescued from a puppy mill.
Thanks for always inspiring us with your beautiful creations.
Wow, I love everything about this card. Beautiful.
I love your soft, sweet, pink, girly style. My fav critter is my sweet Toby, our 4 year old pug! Can’t live without him.
I love the way you combined stamp sets and dsp to make this card!
Cute spring card Peggy!
Pretty card, love the bee!
Love the combination of stamp set critters! Pretty card!
I love Koala Bears, they are just so adorable. Love your card.
Beautiful card, Peggy! Love the soft colors and using the vellum over the Flirty Flamingo is perfect! My favorite critter is/was Sadie, our golden lab, who has since died. She was a very special dog – miss her so much.
Pretty card, such a great color combo. My favorite critter is our cat “Sr. Benedicta”…she is a lovebug!
Love the added bird….I had two yellow parakeets years ago. Outstanding card!
I love your color combo, Peggy! I had a beloved Chocolate Lab for 11 years, but we haven’t replaced him yet. Hopefully one day!
A simply lovely card! Thanks for sharing your creative talents! I have enjoyed this blog hop for most of the ten years it has been in existence!
Love the colors with the bees!
my favorite su! critter is the bunny from the fable friends stamp set. my favorite home critters are our two maine coon kitties – jesse and lexi mcphee 🙂
Wow!! That is a work of art…could be framed. Beautiful
Thank you Barbara!
I love your card. So pretty and inspiring. Thanks for sharing. I’m a cat critter lover.
Thanks Janet. A cat lover…I wish I could have a cat, but my husband is allergic to them. So I have my little non-allergic dog Elie 🙂
A lovely card for Spring. Your cards are always beautifully unique.
Oh Pat, I really appreciate you saying that!
Bees, birds, and butterflies, Oh my! Your cards are always a work of art! THis one is no exception!
Thank you so much Jeanie!
I love how you paired 2 of my favorite sets!! Makes me think of Spring. Will be here soon!
Thanks Kris! Me too. When I was creating this card I felt like I could be in that little garden!
Love your color combo and the way you did “the birds and the bees”
Thank you Linda. Pretty Peacock is one of my favorite colors!
Your “critters” are beautiful!
Thank you Kim 🙂
Love this card you are very talented, I really enjoy looking at the different blogs I get inspired by all of the talented people thanks.
Well thank you for stopping by today Sharon. I love all the ideas on the blog hops. Enjoy!
Great card! It’s so pretty! My favorite critter is the honey bee! I absolutely love the Honey Bee suite of products!
Thanks Mary! I’m really loving them too!
Beautiful card I like how you used the birds with the bees. My favorite critter is my cat Lucy she is 15 and the sweetest little girl. She is my side kick for sure. Have a blessed day!
Thank you Kim. Lucy sounds so sweet. I’m picturing her following you around 🙂
This is a beautifully created card!
Thank you Laurie! Thank you for stopping by!
Our favorite “critter” is our rescue cat, Cody. He is so entertaining & goofy! Love him. Your card is very beautiful & creative. Love all the elements you used on the design.
Thanks, Karen. So glad you rescued your kitty 🙂
Peggy your card is gorgeous. You never disappoint when I look for inspiration. Thanks for sharing your talent.
Our favorite critter of all time was our chocolate lab. Funniest personality of any dog we’ve had! Truly was a member of our family.
Thanks Susan! I know what you mean about labs. I have.a black lab grand dog and he’s just adorable!
Really like the way you used all this elements. Gives me great ideas.
Oh I’m glad to hear that Judi. I get ideas from other people’s cards all the time too 🙂
My favorite critter to use on cards is a butterfly. I love your color combinations.
Yes, Denise, I agree. Butterflies on cards are the best!
one word ….ADORABLE !!
Aaw, thank you Susan!
Love your card. Very pretty. Nice soft colors.
Thank you JoAnn!
My favorite critter has to be a hamster, but I’m also fond of gerbils. We have kept both as pets in the past.
How fun Lorna!
My favorite critter(s) are the Cookies aka the cats (Oreo, Sugar & Samoa) of course! Stunning card, Peggy!
Of course they are Tricia! I love your cookies!
Beautiful card! We have an abundance of chickens on our farm that I love!
Cocker spaniel love the ears and face is so cute.
My favorite! love birds and bee cards. Sweet!
LOL, Peggy… of course your blog candy is really good… it’s from you!! Just wanted to let you know that your card is delightfully filled with adorable critters! My favorite critter will be my sister’s miniature schnauzer since mine passed last year! I am Sophie’s “other mommy” so I do claim her! Give your furbaby a squeeze for me!
“Let me tell you about the birds and the bees, the flowers and the tree, the moon up above, and a thing called Love!”
Got that tune in my head seeing your card!
Thanks for sharing!
The Birds and Bees what a special combination. Great job.
Lovely – you always create beautiful things!
Love your card but then I always do. Such soft pretty colors, and isn’t it great we can color our beautiful ribbons any color?
I’m not a huge fan of birds…but I do love this water-colored background. Something I must try in the very near future!
Love your coloring of the birds. Anyone who receives this card would see all the love that went into making this card
Beautiful.love the subtle colors
I love what you have made. The card is beautiful The colors are so very pretty.
Just this week I have order this color and the cardstock. You have given me a great idea for my next BD card.
Really like your card,so soft and pretty. I’ve also like butterflies and cats.
I have to say that my beautiful bloodhound Hazel is my fav “little” critter. She is such as sweet dog and love to see her get so excited when we get home. Love the way you combined all your favorite critters in this card; great color combo!
Kitties!! I have two that are the best companions!
Love most baby critters, but love kittens the best ?
Birds and bees…..what could be cuter???
Such a sweet card, love the color!
Love you card with bees and butterflies. Great colors.
Absolutely love your card. I love the color combo, how you mixed the birds and bees. such a beautiful card.
My favorite “critter” is a butterfly. Love your colors in the card.
Like how you used the Free as a Bird DSP in your card!
Beautiful card, and great combination of product sets! Your watercoloring is gorgeous, and your fussy cutting is spot on.
That is a really cute card!
This card is beautiful! My hubby is a beekeeper, so we r partial to honeybees!
Love the idea of the blogs.
Pretty card, the pink/blue combo is lovely.
Wow! What a GORGEOUS card!!!
Amazing card…love the accents
Peggy, your cards are always incredible and I just adore this one! Every single detail is perfectly done. Wow!
Great card. The Free as a Bird stamp bundle is my favorite from the catalog. Looks great paired with the bees.
Love my sister’s dog Wyatt – a beautiful lab and great Pyrenees mix.
Love the pink hive. Colors are fabulous. I have no fav animal. I enjoy watching them all. Even ants.
What a beautiful nature card Peggy!
My favorite critter is the pig. I love the stamp set with the piggies and use it often. Your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win!
My favorite critter is a cat but I love all critters!
What a clever combination of birds, bees and butterflies in your “critter” card.
Beautiful combo of critters, Peggy! My favorite critter is our dog, Simba.
Wow! Love how you combined multiple stamp sets.
Beautiful card! Those colors go wonderfully together. Great inspiration.
Love the bee…… Beautiful card, gorgeous colors!
Wow, what a gorgeous card! Fabulous depth and dimension. My favorite critter is my sweet kitty Asha. She is about 18 months old and is a little spitfire and loves to get into everything. She might be just a wee bit spoiled too.
Beautiful card….love birds and butterflies!!
Thanks for the chance to win.
I love the combination of the birds and bees. This is beautiful.
Sweet card….love the combination of stamp sets used and the colors.
Love your color choices and the texture on your card.
My favorite critter is a Koala bear. I have loved them since I was a child. I have a huge collection of koala bears. Most of which are on my Christmas tree! All different bears are on my tree.
Lovely card! I like that the colors are unique!
My favorite critter Juno is now in doggy heaven. She was more human than dog. Miss her every day
Thanks for sharing your Stamping. Beautiful.
Really cute card. At the moment my favorite critter is my dog – she’s an Aussie mix with blue eyes.
I love the birds and bees mix and the effect of the vellum on the bee hive. So pretty.
What a welcomed break from Black, White, Yellow,and Gold! I love this card. You still show the honey hive, in something besides yellow. Don’t get me wrong, I love all those cards and projects. I was just ready for something different. TFS! Congrats on your time with Blog Hop!