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Pals August Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for August. This month we are showing off our favorite crafting tools – those Stampin’ Up! tools that we just can’t live without. We hope you enjoy our projects!

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Kim Jolley #30 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.

Since I love Heat Embossing my favorite tools are the Heat Tool, Embossing  Buddy and of course, Embossing Powders. Everything stamped on this card was embossed except for the sponging around the edges of the little flowers. By the way, don’t those little flowers look like peppermint candies?

Embossed Flowering Flourishes 1

The “Wish Big” and little flowers were done in Real Red and since we don’t have Real Red Embossing Powder I used the actual stamp pad and quickly sprinkled Clear Embossing Powder over it then heated it.

Embossed Flowering Flourishes 2

 

To get the embossing around the Curly Label I smudged the Versa Mark pad around the edges and then dipped the edges into the Black Embossing Powder. It was a bit tricky and you can see that I have some stray grains of embossing powder but I kind of like the little specs of black.

 

Embossed Flowering Flourishes Close Up

 

In this close up you can see the shimmer of the heated embossing powder. I really like that look.

The next stop is Katy McGloin #32 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you next month.

Aug BackAug Next

  1. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  2. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  3. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  4. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  5. Rae Harper-Burnet at WildWestPaperArts.com
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  7. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter 
  8. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  9. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner 
  10. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair
  11. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon
  12. Amy Williams at Stamp and Spice
  13. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  14. Michelle Gleeson at Stampin’ Mojo
  15. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  16. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  17. September Gray at SeptemberGray.com
  18. Shannon Jaramillo at EZPeasy Cards 
  19. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin 
  21. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  22. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  23. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  24. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  25. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  26. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  27. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creatons
  28. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  29. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  30. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  31. Donna Kopenski at craftycardmaker.wordpress.com     <<<<<< You Are Here
  32. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  33. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  34. Jane Knudsen at www.seejanestamp.com
  35. Candy Ford at Candy’s Blog
  36. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  37. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  38. Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
  39. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty

 

These are the Stampin’ Up! products I used…as you can see…there are a lot of tools used!

 

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New Hues Review July Blog Hop

 

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Welcome to the July Pals Blog Hop. This month we are featuring a New Hues Review. Let the new Stampin’ Up! In Colors for 2014-16 inspire you – Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, and Tangelo Twist.  We hope you find great inspiration from our creations.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Susan Itell # 15 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.

July Blog 1

I needed a special birthday card for my childhood friend of 61 years. I love the new Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey so those colors were a must.  The new stamp set Age Awareness has this awesome greeting. I used White Craft Ink and the new Flowering Flourishes to stamp a background on the Blackberry Bliss cardstock.  The white Organza Ribbon adds just the right touch.  Of course the little flower from the new Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack punched out in Hello Honey put the final touch on this card.

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These are the Stampin’ Up products I used:

The next stop is Beth Beard #17 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you next month.

July Blog BackJuly Blog Next

  1. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  2. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  3. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  4. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  5. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  6. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  7. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  8. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  9. Amy Hoptay at inkingofyou.com
  10. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  11. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  12. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  13. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  14. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  15. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  16. Donna Kopenski at craftycardmaker.wordpress.com  <<<<<<<<You Are Here
  17. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  18. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  19. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  20. Cheryl McAskill at A Stampin’ Holiday
  21. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  22. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  23. September Gray at Septembergray.com
  24. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  25. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  26. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  27. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  28. Rae Harper-Burnet at WildWestPaperArts.com

In With the New! June Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the June Pals Blog Hop. This month we are excited to show off new Stampin’ Up! products from the just released 2014-15 annual catalog and idea book. We hope you find great inspiration from the projects. Get your wish list ready!

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Diane Roberts #20 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.

I needed an anniversary card for my oldest and dearest friend and her husband.  We have been friends for 60 years!  I couldn’t think of anything more elegant and appropriate than the new Blended Bloom done in the new Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities.  A touch of silver embossing made it extra special.

Here is a photo taken outside in the garden area where this flower belongs.

Blended Bloom, Outside

 

Blended Bloom in wreath

Here is a closer view.

Blended Bloom, Close up

The Blendabilities and the fussy cutting make this flower just pop out.

I hope our dear friends enjoy this card.  Actually, this flower is very similar to the floral pattern of our bridesmaid dresses…that was the way it was in the 60’s!  🙂

These are the Stampin’ Up! products I used to create this card:

 

The next stop is Mary Fish #22 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you next month.

 

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  1. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  2. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  3. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  4. Christie Crosby at Stampin’ Creativity
  5. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  6. Colleen Mollema at Uncanny Crafting
  7. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  8. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  9. Michelle Quinno at Shell’s Life
  10. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  11. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  12. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  13. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  14. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  15. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  16. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  17. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  18. September Gray at SeptemberGray.com
  19. Brian King at Stamp With Brian
  20. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  21. Donna Kopenski at craftycardmaker.wordpress.com    >>>>>>>> You are here!
  22. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  23. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  24. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  25. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  26. Rae Harper-Burnet at WildWestPaperArts.com
  27. Martie Pollard at Crafty Bandit

Out with the Old – May Blog Hop

 

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Welcome to the May Pals Blog Hop. This is the first hop on our new day – the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Before we celebrate the release of the new Stampin’ Up! catalog next month, we want to take time to say goodbye to our favorite retiring products. This month we are showcasing projects that feature stamps or accessories that are retiring along with the 2013-14 Idea Book & Catalog on June 4th.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Maxine Conrad, #31 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.

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Tried to use as many retiring products as I could.  Little late for a Mother’s Day card but my mom sure loved it!  🙂 Just change the sentiment and you have a new card!

The only non-retiring products are Crushed Curry Ink, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White cardstock, DSP Subtles, Scallop Circle Punch, Stitched Satin Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels, and Top Note Bigz

These are the retiring and some current Stampin’ Up! products I used to create this card:

The next stop is Angie Blake, #33 on the Pals Blog Hop!

Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you next month.  I always appreciate your comments. Happy Stamping!

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Next for May blog hop

  1. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  2. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  3. Debbie Pierce at Stampin’ Sunshine
  4. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  5. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  6. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  7. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  8. Michelle Quinno at Shell’s Life
  9. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  10. Amy Lazzell at Just A Thought…Cards by Amy
  11. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  12. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  13. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  14. Colleen Mollema at Uncanny Crafting
  15. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  16. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  17. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  18. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’ 
  19. Marlene Heringer at So Many Toys So Little Time
  20. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  21. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping With Avery’s Owlery
  22. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  23. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon
  24. Christie Crosby at Stampin’ Creativity
  25. Kalyn Shubnell at Stamping Chronicles
  26. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  27. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  28. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  29. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  30. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  31. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
  32. Donna Kopenski at Crafty Cardmaker  <<<<< This is where you are!
  33. Angie Blake at Angie’s Musings

 

Pals February Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Pals February Blog Hop. This month we are excited to share with you what we love about Stampin’ Up! – our stamps, tools, accessories and techniques.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Peggy Noe #14 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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Here is my card showing some of my favorite tools, stamps and accessories.  I love Coastal Cabana, polka dots, and flowers.  My absolute favorite flower punches are Petite Petals  and Pansy Punch.  I used the Thinlits Label Card because I think it is a unique way of creating cards and I love the dimension it gives.

Here are all the wonderful items used to create this card:

Stamp Set:  Yippee Skippee! (131344)

Ink:  Crumb Cake 9126975)

Paper:  Coastal Cabana (131297), Crumb Cake (120953), Fresh Prints DSP Stack (132996), Whisper White (100730), Strawberry Slush (131295), Silver Glimmer Paper (124005)

Accessories:  Petite Petals Punch (133322), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch (118309), Pansy Punch (130698), Bitty Butterfly (129406), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), Thinlits Label Card (133479), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), Linen Thread (104199), Paper Piercing Tool (126189), Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199), Paper Piercing Pack – Festive (127857)

The next stop is Maggie Mata #16 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you next month

Feb Backback & Next

February Line-up-

  1. Kerry Willard Bray at  Peonies and Paper Chains
  2. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  3. Janice Warhank at  Janice’s Papercraft Playground
  4. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
  5. Michelle Gleeson at  StampinMojo
  6. Marlene Heringer at So Many Toys So Little Time
  7. Linda Callahan at  Stampin’ Seasons
  8. Katy McGloin at  Just Fun Stamping 
  9. Susan Itell at  Simple Stampin
  10. Nicole Watt at  Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  11. Rae Harper-Burnet at  Wild West Paper Arts
  12. Sherrie Gross at  Stampin Sunshine
  13. Mary Fish at  Stampin’ Pretty
  14. Peggy Noe at  prettypapercards.com
  15. Donna Kopenski at  craftycardmaker
  16. Maggie Mata at  Maggie Made Cards
  17. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  18. Diane Roberts at  Score at Four and a Quarter
  19. Lisa Ann Bernard at  Queen B Creations
  20. Jackie Diediker at Stampin Jackie
  21. Alison Bilohlavek at ribbon and brad
  22. Kelly DeTommaso at  Kelly’s Creative Corner
  23. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  24. Angie Blake at Angie’s Musings
  25. Dawn Tidd at  Tiddbits from Dawn
  26. Shirley Sumption at  Look at my Cute Stuff
  27. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper

January Blog Hop

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Welcome to our first blog hop of 2014. This month we are excited to show you the new products available in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog as well as a preview of the free products you can earn through Sale-a-bration at the end of January.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from  Susan Itell #4 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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The new Occasions Catalog emphasizes “Watercolor” so I thought I’d use two of the new stamps and punch to highlight watercolor.  Both of these cards are 3 1/2″ by 5″

Jan 14 Blog Hop Peaceful Petals

For this card I used the new Peaceful Petals Stamp Set (133107), Whisper White Cardstock (100730), Cajun Craze Cardstock (119684) and Pistachio Pudding Cardstock (130020).

I used VersaMark (102283) and Black Embossing Powder (109133) to stamp the flower and verse, and Pistachio Pudding ink (131177) to stamp the leaves.  The coloring was done using Stampin’ Write Markers Regals (131262) and an Aqua Painter (103954)

The flower is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Sorry, no punch for this one…all hand cut.  🙂

Jan 14 Blog Hop Petite Petals

This little Thank You utilizes my favorite new stamp set…Petite Petals!  I love Forget Me Nots and this little flower is about as close as you can get.  Luckily this set also has a companion punch (134822).  The verse came from the new Peaceful Petals stamp set.

I used Whisper White Cardstock (100730), Pacific Point Cardstock (111350), and Old Olive Cardstock (100702).  Four ink colors were used – Pacific Point (126951), Marina Mist (126962), and Midnight Muse (126860) for the flowers with watercolor blending and Early Espresso (126974) for the verse.

Three of the flowers were popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals and I added some Candy Dots Brights (130931) to make them stand out.

The next stop is Peggy Noe #6 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you next month.

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Jan Blog Hop Next

1.     Goldie Shaul at Punch and Stamp

2.     Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper

3.     Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space

4.     Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’

5.     Donna Kopenski at craftycardmaker    < You are here >

6.     Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com

7.     Colleen Mollema at Uncanny Crafting

8.     Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains

9.     Janice Warhank at Janice’s Papercraft Playground

10. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations

11. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo

12. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti

13. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty

14. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat

15. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter

16. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping

17. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery

18. Linda Callahan at Stampin’ Seasons

19. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles

20. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn

21. Shirley Sumption at Look at my Cute Stuff

22. Beth Beard at My little craft blog

23. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards

24. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

25. Lisa Gaines-Davis at Cherry St. Papertreats

26. Shannon Jaramillo at ezpeasycards

27. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner

28. Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine