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I love ladybugs!  They are the only bug I like.  Well, maybe I like the bee ~ but just from a distance 🙂  Anyway, these two ladybugs are so cute and they are perfect for Valentine’s Day!

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The ladybugs and the sweet sentiment are from a Host Stamp Set called Love You Lots.  A Host Stamp Set is one you can only buy if you are a Host of a class or party and you can only purchase them with Stampin’ Rewards.  You earn Stampin’ Rewards when you have a class or party with sales of $150 or more.

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The ladybugs were stamped in Black Archival Ink and colored in with a Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker.

Ladybugs flat RDo you see how I used the pretty Sending Love Designer Series Paper?  The circle that is framing the ladybugs was cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits (as was the Whisper White circle).  A strip of the dsp was folded arbitrarily and layered under the circles.

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To finish off the card I splattered some Real Red Ink.  This is a happy Valentine card!  You could also give it to your spouse for an anniversary!

Thanks for stopping by today!!


All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Love You Lots
Ink:  Real Red and Black Archival Ink, Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker
Paper:  Real Red, Whisper White card stock and Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack
Tools:  Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Aqua Pen

From the Heart Blog Hop!


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 🙂

Hop cu RThe star element of this card is the 3-D heart!  It’s super-easy to make.  I cut 5 hearts using the Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies. Each heart was stamped, both on the front and the back, with a flourish stamp from the Falling Flowers stamp set.  The stamping puts patterns on the hearts which coordinate with the background designer series paper.

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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! 


  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


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

So Many Hearts!

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The Love Notes Framelits Dies are amazing!  I seriously had no idea about these dies until I started using them.  There are 14 dies in the set!

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Today’s card shows lot of items cut with these dies ~ the two striped hearts, the red arrow, the tiny envelope, the tiny note inside the envelope (I mean, how cute!), and the line of hearts cutting across the paper.  Wow!!

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Now I do want to say that I cased the basic design of this card from Linda Bedinger.  She has a fabulous video tutorial on how to cut the diagonal hearts HERE .

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The coordinating stamp set is called Sealed With Love and you can buy the dies and the stamp set as a bundle to save some money!

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Thank you for stopping by today!  Have fun making Valentines!!


All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Sealed With Love
Ink:  Real Red Classic Stamp Pad
Paper:  Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Emerald Envy and Real Red card stock and Sending Love dsp
Tools:  Love Notes Framelits Dies, Happy Heart Embossing Folder
Embellishments:  Emerald Envy Thick Baker’s Twine

Hello Love!

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Today’s  the day!  A brand new Occasions Catalog debuts today and, oh boy, are there some wonderful new stamps and papers in this catalog!

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This card has some of the pretty Valentine papers in the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack.  I love that they are the true Valentine red and white 🙂

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The fun “Hello Love” sentiment is part of the new Sealed With Love stamp set.  Not only does this set have great sentiments, but there are lots of tiny cute stamps that you can use anywhere.  Look at the little lacy squares with hearts inside ~ darling!  I used them to decorate the envelope too!

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Now, what do you think about the sweet wooden heart?  I LOVE it!  It comes in a set of different sized wooden embellishments, each one perfect for a Valentine!

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Thanks for stopping by today!


Valentine Rose!

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Hearts and roses ~ what could speak more of love?  The rose is made from the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies.  Isn’t it pretty?  It’s almost like a stencil, it’s just an outline of a full rose 🙂

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The background behind the rose is watercolored in a light Rose Red shade to show off the rose die.  Layered behind that is some sweet paper from the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack.

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Doesn’t this card make a “wow” Valentine??  The items I used to make it are shown below.  Just click on any item to find out more!


Cute Conversations!

Jan Paper Pumpkin

  ~  Darling  ~

Cute Conversations is a fun Valentine’s Day themed home décor project kit for January’s Paper Pumpkin. You can also make sweet Valentine’s Day pouches to fill with yummy candy or convert them into a Valentine’s Day cards perfect for your child’s classmates.

Take advantage of a 3-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription during Sale-A-Bration. It’s on sale for $55 and you can choose one FREE Sale-A-Bration item….YEAH!! If you’re a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you’re eligible for this sale too.

Here’s a fun video to show you what’s inside the box!!!

During Sale-a-Bration the 3-Month Subscription is discounted


for your order you will receive one FREE Sale-a-Bration item of your choice!

CLICK on the picture below to sign up for this fun monthly kit

You’ll love it!!

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