A Color Challenge for the October Pals’ Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, the theme is a Color Challenge. Using Crumb Cake, Mango Melody, Cajun Craze and Mossy Meadow, the Design Team has created some great projects that you will all want to see. We hope that you will be inspired by all the amazing creations! As you hop from blog to blog, we would love for you to leave a comment. Then, you will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Here’s my card in two versions:

 

 

For this absolutely adorable card, I used a tutorial video from Susan Campfield that I stumbled across on YouTube.  Her directions for creating the moving part is so much easier to watch than for me to explain it to you.  Truly, the moving part takes less than 5 minutes to create and anyone who receives the card will think you worked for a long time on it.  Don’t tell anyone how easy it actually is!

 

I don’t know why this video posted in such a massive size. Please excuse the size.

Measurements:

  • The Mossy Meadow base measures 41/4 by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to create a tent fold card.
  • AFTER I ran the Crumb Cake cardstock through the Brick and Mortar 3D embossing folder, I trimmed it to 4-1/8 by 5-3/4. Then, I used my Cajun Craze marker to outline the Crumb Cake for definition.
  • I used the deckled rectangle dies for the Cajun Craze mat and the sentiment block.
  • The white cardstock for the inside measures my usual 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • That’s it for measurements.

Stamping and Cropping:

  • I used the large floral spray stamp from the Natural Prints stamp set for under the Cajun Craze mat. I stamped it in Mango Melody twice and cropped them out with the Natural Prints die.
  • Next, I cropped all the gnome pieces. I needed one hat, for which I used Mossy Meadow DSP (designer series paper) from the neutrals 6 x 6 inch DSP.
  • I cropped the legs/feet using a scrap piece of Mango Melody 6 x 6 inch DSP. When cropped, the die leaves an “X” on each foot, so I used a black marker to outline those marks. I also cut a piece of Mango Melody cardstock to 3/4 inch by 1 inch to attach to the top of the legs for the swinging mechanism. Thankfully, I still have my circle punches and used the 1/2 inch punch for the hole needed for the dimensional.
  • I needed three of the little oval circles, one for the nose and two for the hands. I cropped white ovals and colored all three of them using the SU900 natural tone blend. It’s the lightest blend from the set.
  • In my humble opinion, the gnome needed arms. I used two of the ovals for the hands. The sleeves are simply Mossy Meadow 1/2 inch by 5/8 inch pieces of cardstock. I glued the “hands” to the back of the sleeves.
  • HINT: The most important thing to remember when adding the arms is that they need to be glued in place. If you use dimensionals, they will interfere with the swinging movement. In addition, you have to be careful where you place them. My arms are sticking out more than I wanted. However, if I placed them any lower and closer to the body, it would interfere with the swinging. Believe me, I tried to get them closer to the body but couldn’t.
  • With that, I’d finished these dancing gnome cards. So cute! So easy!

Back to the Pals’ Blog Hop:

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on November 9th when the theme will be Home for the Holidays.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

    1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
    2. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb …
    3. Rae Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
    4. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
    5. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
    6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
    7. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
    8. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
    9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
    10. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
    11. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
    12. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
    13. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
    14. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
    15. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
    16. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
    17. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
    18. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
    y much for stopping by my blog today.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

 

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Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?

I did with the purchase of two of these NEW birthday organizer kits!  I got my email today saying that they have been shipped!  YEAH!

Here’s an unboxing video explaining the kit contents:

 

I got one kit for my mom and one for my aunt, neither of whom get out as easily as they used to do. I’m in the process of making additional cards to include with this kit, that I will make for them before I give them as a present.

Again, thank you for stopping by today! Please take just another minute and leave a comment. I’d love to hear from you.

The September Pals’ Blog Hop is Focusing on the Sentiment!

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, the theme is Focus on the Sentiment. Our Design Team are showcasing a sentiment as the focal point of their project. We really hope that you will be inspired by all the amazing creations the Pals share with you! As you hop from blog to blog, we would love for you to leave a comment. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I chose a monochromatic color combination of Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent for my card. I paired the colors with the fabulous Fond of Autumn bundle from the July-December mini catalog, which contains a die with which I have quickly fallen in love!

Here’s my card:

The card is simple, but I framed the sentiment, which draws attention to the center of the card.

Focusing on the Sentiment:

  • The Evening Evergreen base measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches to create a tent card.
  • Next, I used a piece of the Soft Succulent 6 x 6 inch DSP for the first layer. It measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches. I also cut a piece of this DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap. I grabbed a piece of Evening Evergreen DSP and punched a 1 inch circle to use for the envelope seal.
  • The Basic White panel for the inside of the card measures 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • Then I used a 4-1/4 by 5 inch piece of white cardstock for the stamping for the front of the card.

Stamping and Cropping:

  • Using the large stamp from Fond of Autumn, I stamped it on white cardstock using Tuxedo Black Momento ink.
  • Next, I used the embossing buddy on the white cardstock.
  • Then, I cleaned the stamp and then stamped it on the other half of the white piece of cardstock using Versamark, after which I covered it in black embossing powder and heat set it.
  • I stamped the sentiment, again using Versamark, on a scrap piece of Evening Evergreen cardstock. Then, I covered the sentiment in white embossing powder and heat set that. The curved banner die comes from the coordinating die set.
  • I added iridescent basic pearl jewels to the four corners of the banner and put dimensionals under just the end of the banner.
  • Here’s why this die set has quickly become one of my all-time favorites. I cropped the large stamp done in the Tuxedo Black using the large, outline die. Using mutipurpose liquid glue, I adhered the cropped piece to the Soft Succulent DSP. This allowed me to be more precise when placing the the heat embossed pieces.
  • The next step kicks this die set up to one of my all time favorites: I used the die that will crop the whole thing into four (!!) separate pieces! Brilliant!!!
  • Here’s some photos of this brilliance:

  • I adhered four of the cropped pieces to the already adhered whole die cut using multipurpose liquid glue.

Finishing Up:

  • Next, I colored the three oak leaves using the Evening Evergreen blends combo markers. Then, I added dimensionals under this piece only and adhered it in place.
  • The dimensionals hold the banner up on the ends, and I added glue in the middle over the center of the oak leaves.
  • My whole goal was to bring all the attention to the center of the card by framing the sentiment, which I think I accomplished.

Back to the Pals’ Blog Hop:

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on October 12th when our theme will be a color challenge!

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  3. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  4. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  5. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  6. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  7. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  8. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  9. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  10. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  11. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  12. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  13. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  14. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  15. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  16. Lori L Webb at Clever Copies

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on October 12th when our theme will be a color challenge!

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  3. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  4. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  5. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  6. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  7. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  8. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  9. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  10. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  11. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  12. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  13. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  14. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  15. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  16. Lori L Webb at Clever Copies
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  3. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  4. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  5. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  6. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  7. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  8. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  9. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping <<—- YOU ARE HERE
  10. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  11. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  12. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  13. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  14. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  15. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  16. Lori L Webb at Clever Copies

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

 

 

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Stampin’ UP! Brought Back the Weekly Deals!

Who doesn’t absolutely love saving money with a weekly deal? 

Check out the current weekly deals below:

 

Pair the weekly deals with the clearance rack, and you have some pretty fabulous savings:

 


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Create Your Own Background for the July Pals’ Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, the theme is Create Your Own Background. We really hope that you will be inspired by all the amazing creations the Pals are sharing with you! As you hop from blog to blog, we would love for you to leave a comment. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Here’s my card:

 

 

I’ve already posted a few cards using this particular gnome, but I think this guy’s the happiest.  He reminds me of one of Snow White’s dwarfs.

 

Measurements:

  • The Calypso Coral base measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches to form a tent card.
  • Both the inside and the outside white cardstock panels measure 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I trimmed a piece of Soft Succulent DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • Then I punched a one inch circle from Calypso Coral DSP for the envelope seal, which I ran through my XYRON create-a-sticker.
  • That’s it for the measurements.

Creating the Background:

For some strange and unknown reason, I didn’t take pictures of the process of creating the Balmy Blue clouds.  However, I’ve used this technique before using Bermuda Bay ink and did take pictures for that. 

  • I used a piece of window sheet film and cropped it with the cloud looking die from the basic borders die set. Then, I used the window sheet clouds as a stencil. Here are photos of this process using the stencil, a blender brush, and Bermuda Bay ink:

  • I did move the “clouds” as I worked my way up the white cardstock. I also blended very light areas using the dry blender brush. This way, only the bottom layer of clouds appear stark white.

Stamping and Coloring:

  • First, I stamped the mushroom, gnome, butterflies, and the sentiment in Momento Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock. The butterflies come from the Elephant Parade stamp set, while the rest come from the Kindest Gnomes stamp set.
  • I used the Daffodil Delight blends combo to color the sleeves of the gnome and the two windows in the mushroom.
  • Then, I colored the mushroom using the blends combos for Calypso Coral and Soft Suede.
  • I also used Soft Suede for the soles of the gnome’s shoes and outlined them with a black marker and added black lines on the soles.
  • Next, I colored the rest of the gnome’s clothes using the Balmy Blue blends combo. I only used the light blend on the pants and underside of his hat.
  • My new favorite skin tone color, SU 500 in the medium blends, comes from the Natural Tones Stampin’ Blends. After I colored the hands, nose, and face, I used the color lifter on a small spot of the nose.
  • I just used the light Smoky Slate to just outline the stamping on the beard.
  • As long as I was coloring gnomes, I colored one for the inside of the card and one for the front of the envelope.
  • Finally, I colored the butterflies using my Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write markers.
  • I used a stitched rectangle die for the sentiment and the butterfly die from the Elephant Parade’s coordinating dies.
  • Everything else was cropped using the Gnomes dies.
  • I added dimensionals under one of the mushrooms, one of the grass pieces, the mushroom, gnome, and the sentiment. The dimensionals necessary under the butterflies are mini-dimensionals cut into quarters. Talk about tiny!!
  • Everything else was adhered with multipurpose liquid glue.

With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal.

Back to the Pal’s Blog Hop:

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on August 10th. Our theme will be Seasons’ Greetings, where we will showcase projects inspired by our favorite seasonal time of the year.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  5. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  6. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  10. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  11. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  12. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  13. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  14. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  15. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  16. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

 

Thank you for stopping by my blog!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

 

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It’s July, 2022 ~ do you know what that means?  The new Holiday Mini-Catalog and Sale-a-Bration are in full swing!!  

Sale-a-Bration runs from July 1 to August 31, 2022.  This means you can earn FREE products for two months!   Take a look at these Sale-a-Bration products!!

Here’s a link to the new Holiday Mini-Catalog, which runs through January 4, 2023.  Click on the following image to open the catalog:

 

Again, thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I appreciate your comments and your time.

CASE the Catty for June’s Pals’ Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, the theme is “CASE the Catalog” so the Design Team chose a card from the new Annual Catalog and has CASEd it with their own creative twist. We really hope that you are inspired by all the amazing creations the Pals are sharing with you! As you hop from blog to blog, we would love for you to leave a comment. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I chose a card using the Sun Prints suite featured on page 90 of the catalog.  I CASE’d my chosen card with just one small exception.  Then, I went back and changed it just a bit more to make it an easel card.  I just love to create fun folds!

Here’s the original CASE and the easel fun fold:

 

The changes I made to the original CASE were minimal.  I added a white cardstock mat under the DSP.  For the easel card, I moved the leave spray on top of the DSP strips instead of underneath them.  These colors are so incredibly gorgeous!  I just love the Starry Sky color, and Gray Granite is stunning in this DSP.

 

Measurements:

The measurements for the front of the cards are the same.  Since there’s a bit more to the easel card, I’ll go with those measurements and such.

 

  • The Night of Navy base measures 8-1/2 by 5-1/2, scored at 4-1/4 and 2-1/8 inches creating a landscape card orientation.
  • Both the white mat on the front and the white cardstock on the inside measure 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches. I usually use 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches for the inside panel, but I wanted the sizes to be the same on the front and inside because of the easel.
  • The Sun Prints DSP pattern for the background measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I trimmed down a coordinating piece of DSP for the envelope flap to 6 by 2-1/2 inches. At the same time, I punched a 1 inch circle of the Gray Granite DSP for the envelope seal.
  • After I dry embossed a piece of white cardstock using the Fern 3D embossing folder, I trimmed it down. I needed two pieces measuring 4-3/4 by 1-1/2 inches.
  • REMEMBER: if you trim your paper before using any 3D embossing folder, you will wind up with a piece that’s smaller than you wanted because of the deep impression.
  • The Starry Sky DSP pattern paper measures 4 inches by 1-3/8 inches.

What I Did:

  • Using the Nature Prints stamp set, I stamped the spray of leaves in Starry Night in the same ink on white cardstock. In addition, I stamped partial leave sprays on the inside white cardstock and on the front of the envelope.
  • Next, I stamped the sentiment in Starry Sky ink on Gray Granite cardstock.
  • Then, I colored the basic pearl jewels I needed using the dark Daffodil Delight marker. It’s important to let the mutual layers of ink completely dry before adding another layer. I used 4 or 5 layers of ink on these pearl jewels.
  • This card features a die from the Nature’s Prints dies to crop the Starry Sky spray. I added dimensionals underneath the spray.
  • The new Stylish Shapes dies are fabulous, especially if you loved the now retired Stitched Shapes die set. I used one of the circles to perfectly crop the sentiment. There are dimensionals under the sentiment circle. I did have to make sure to add them only where the circle doesn’t touch the spray of leaves.
  • Figuring out what to use to hold the folded easel card open took some creative thought time. I finally decided to punch a 1 inch circle from coordinating DSP. I trimmed this circle in half and added mini-dimensionals under each semi-circle and attached them to the inside panel.
  • For good measure, I added two smaller colored basic pearl jewels to help hold up the easel.
  • If I didn’t put dimensionals under an element, I used multipurpose liquid glue to adhere it together.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Back to the Pals’ Blog Hop:


  1. Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

    1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
    2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
    3. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
    4. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
    5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
    6. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
    7. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
    8. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
    9. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
    10. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
    11. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
    12. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
    13. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
    14. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
    15. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
    16. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
    17. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
    18. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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The 2022 – 2023 Catalog is Now Live!!

Here are just a few of my favorite new things, and about half of which arrived Monday!  I’ve already been playing with my new goodies.  I’m also working on a pre-order from the upcoming July – December mini-catalog.  Fun times!!  


Do You Want to Place an Order?

Of course you do!

If you are ordering less than $150.00, please use the host code shown. If you are ordering more than $150.00, please contact me first so you can get your stamping rewards!  Any order over $50 will earn a little surprise from me.

The HOST CODE through June 30, 2022 is 6YTD44QQ.

Again, thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I appreciate your comments and your time.

2022 – 2024 In Colors for the May Pals’ Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, the theme is New 2022-2024 In Colors. We really hope that you will be inspired by all the amazing creations the Pals are sharing with you! As you hop from blog to blog, we would love for you to leave a comment. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I can not get enough of the Hello Ladybug stamp set and punch! The ladybugs themselves are so cute, but I’ve been adding googly eyes and they are just so stinking adorable! I decided to keep the front of the card relatively simple so I could show off all five new In Colors for 2022 – 2024. I just love these bright colors, and they look fabulous together, as the In Colors always do!

Here’s my slimline ladybug card:

I have no idea why the googly eyes on the Parakeet Party ladybug look so funny. Here’s a horizontal view of the card:

What I Did:

  • The Starry Sky base measures 7 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 3-1/2 inches.
  • I trimmed the front white cardstock panel to 3-3/8 inches by 6-7/8 inches. The inside white cardstock measures 8-1/4 inches by 3-1/4 inches.
  • I used tuxedo black ink to stamp the sentiment and matted it on Starry Sky cardstock.
  • In order to get all the leaves on the front of the card, I needed a mask of the leave. Masks work much better if you use copy paper rather than cardstock. After stamping and fussy cutting the leave, I started stamping on the front of the card. I started with Parakeet Party on the bottom, and then Tahitian Tide, Orchid Oasis, and ended with Sweet Sorbet on the top.
  • I punched out the ladybug bodies from black cardstock.
  • Next, I used the same four leaf colors to stamp the dots on the wings on vellum cardstock. Make sure you give the ink on the vellum time to dry before punching the wings out. While I liked the subtle look on the vellum, the wings faded into the background leaf. Therefore, I punched four white wings and adhered the vellum to the wings. I almost cheated and put tiny dots of multipurpose adhesive on the back of each dot on the vellum. Finally, I adhered the the white cardstock wings to the black cardstock bodies.
  • These googly eyes are the perfect size for the ladybugs, and I think they just make the ladybugs that much cuter.
  • I used Sweet Sorbet ink to stamp the trio of flowers on the diagonal corners of the inside white cardstock. To add interest, I used the tiny three dot stamp to each trio of flowers.
  • Then, in order to tie the front to the inside, I stamped the trio of dots five times around the leaves.
  • Finally, I stamped the trio of flowers and black dots on the front, bottom left-hand corner of the envelope.

Back to the Pals’ Blog Hop!

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on June 8th. Our theme will be “CASE the Catalog” when our Design Team creates a project found in the new Annual Catalog and CASE it with their own creative twist.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

  1. Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

    1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
    2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
    3. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
    4. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
    5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
    6. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
    7. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
    8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
    9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
    10. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
    11. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
    12. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
    13. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
    14. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
    15. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
    16. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
    17. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
    18. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
    19. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
     

Thank you very much for stopping by my blog today!

 

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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The 2022 – 2023 Catalog is Now Live!!

Here are just a few of my favorite new things:

 

But wait, there’s more:

Along with the new catalog, there’s a really fabulous joining bonus! As always, your starter kit is just $99 for $125 of your choice of products. The bonus? Over $66 of the new 2022 – 2024 In Color supplies! You get the following at no extra cost to you:

  • In Color Ink Pad Collection
  • and In Color Grid Paper
  • plus In Color Cardstock Collection
  • and the 6 x 6 inch In Color Designer Series Paper Assortments


Do You Want to Place an Order?

Of course you do!

If you are ordering less than $150.00, please use the host code shown. If you are ordering more than $150.00, please contact me first so you can get your stamping rewards!  Any order over $50 will earn a little surprise from me.

The HOST CODE through May 31, 2022 is E3W722BD.

Again, thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I appreciate your comments and your time.

Fabulous Flowers and Try Stamping on Tuesday #549 for the April Pals’ Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, the theme is Fabulous Flowers. We really hope that you will be inspired by all the amazing creations the Pals are sharing with you! As you hop from blog to blog, we would love for you to leave a comment. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Here’s my fabulous flowers card:

The inspiration for this card came from the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday sketch #549. I’m too late to submit it to that challenge, but I really liked the layout.

I also need to say how honored and thankful I am to have been chosen as one of the top three for the TSOT #548 challenge! You can see the card I submitted here. I am so honored!

Measurements:

  • The Polished Pink base measures 8-1/2 inches by 5-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 to form a tent card.
  • I really think this gorgeous DSP (designer series paper) pops fabulously off a black background. Therefore, I trimmed a piece of black cardstock to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches. I trimmed a piece of the DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • The white cardstock layer measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches, as does the cardstock for the inside panel of the card.. In order to add interest to the white cardstock on the front, I ran it through the Cut and Emboss Machine using the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder.
  • I used three patterns of this Expressions in Ink DSP. Each strip measures 3/4 inch by 4-1/2 inches. I used the Banners Pick a Punch on each strip. Since I’d trimmed the DSP to 3/4 inch wide, it fit snuggly in the punch. Therefore, each punch came out uniformly.

Putting the Card Together:

  • Next, I trimmed the opposite ends so that the green and pink strips are shorter than the flowered pattern. Then, I outlined each strip using the black marker. I used my favorite adhesive, multipurpose liquid glue, to adhere the strips to the embossed white cardstock.
  • Then, I wrapped a length of the Just Jade and gold braided ribbon around the white cardstock and tied it in a bow. This just about perfect bow happened magically on my first try. A glue dot holds this bow in place.
  • Next, I adhered the white cardstock to the black layer, and then adhered the black to the Polished Pink cardstock.
  • I’ve been using embossing powder so often lately and just love the look of the gold embossed sentiment. I cropped the sentiment using a die from the stitched rectangles die set. Then I cropped a piece of the brushed gold cardstock using the Painted Labels die. Both the sentiment and gold mat are popped up on dimensionals.
  • Finally, I trimmed the DSP on the envelope flap and punched a 1 inch circle of coordinating DSP to make the envelope seal.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Back to the Pals’ Blog Hop:

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on May 11th. Our theme will be New 2022-2024 In Colors, with the Pals showcasing the brand new In Colors in the new Annual Catalog.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

  1. Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

Thank you very much for stopping by my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Check out the 2022 – 2024 New In Colors!

As a demonstrator, I’ve already seen the new 2022 – 2023 catalog and it’s fabulous! I am thrilled to be able to pre-order products on Friday, April 1st (no fooling!). While I can’t show you the inside pages of the catalog, I can share the new 2022 – 2024 In Colors with you! Get ready!

 

 

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