Pals Blog Hop – Wicked Folds


Welcome to the Pals October 2017 Blog Hop featuring some very “Wicked Folds”. Thank you so much for joining us today. Sit back and enjoy the view while the Stampin’ Pretty Pals treat you with their wickedly folded projects. 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.

For my project I chose to do a Double Z-Fold technique.

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And here it is open:

Sweater Deer Double Z Fold

Watch this video to see the Double Z Fold card in action:

My card is a monochromatic card in Cherry  Cobbler and Whisper White with a touch of silver for some ‘bling’. The buck in the Winter Sweater just makes me laugh every time I see him!  This image is from the Merry Patterns stamp set that is available for FREE during the Merry Patterns Host Promotion thru Oct. 31st.  CLICK HERE to learn more about the Merry Patterns Host Promotion CLICK HERE to download the Merry Patterns Promotion flyer.  Merry Patterns, argyle sweater on deer, tis the season, candles

I thought he would be perfect with a piece of card stock embossed with the Cable Knit  TIEF.  The tiny deer pattern on the DSP from the *Be Merry DSP just repeats the deer theme we have going on.  A tiny sliver of 1/8″ silver ribbon and the Rhinestone Jewels are the perfect accents.

*This Paper is part of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale going on now.

Of course, I couldn’t make a card like this without my Stampin’ Trimmer.  Of all the paper trimmers I’ve owned over the years, the Stampin’ Trimmer by Stampin’ Up ! is hands down the best!

A Double Z-Fold card is really easy to make.  Start with your 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of card stock scored & folded in half to make a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card base.  Then just take the front  flap of the card and fold it in half back onto itself.  You will then have a piece of cardstock, when laid flat, that is scored at 2-1/8″and  4-1/4″.  When scored and folded this will be a Z-fold.

The part of the card that makes the double Z is just another piece of card stock 8-1/2″ scored at 2-1/8″ and 4-1/4″.  The height of this piece should be less than 5-1/2″  but it can be any size.  For this card, the height is 4″.   Score and fold this piece to make another Z.  The trick comes in how you adhere the pieces.  The card base, from left to right, has the 2 small panels and 1 large panel.  The Z-fold piece is adhered to the card base with the 1 large panel on the left and the 2 small panels on the right.

To see another card I made with the Double Z- Fold, click here.

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on November 8, 2017. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment.  We love to hear what you have to say! 

If you need any supplies to make a card like this, please shop my online store here  or click on any of the product links above.  Please use Host Code XTHACC4H if your order is less than $150.  If your order is $150 -$299.99 you will earn Stampin’ Rewards.  If your order is $300 or more, you will earn Stampin’ Rewards AND the free Merry Patterns stamp set!  CLICK HERE to learn all about Stampin’ Rewards. 


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Nancy Gleason

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Cut it Out! The Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the August 2017 Pals Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month we’re going to “Cut It Out”.  Participants will feature projects with “cuts” from punches, dies, Framelits, Edgelits, or Thinlits.

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.

Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on September 13, 2017 for “My Favorite Season”.   Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We’d love to hear what you have to say about our creative “Cuts”.

Well, it’s no secret that I love the product coordination that Stampin’ Up! offers. And I love punches, so when there’s a punch or die that easily cuts out the shape of a stamped image, I’m all in!

One of the first stamp sets/bundles that I HAD TO HAVE from the 2017/18 Annual Catalog was the Lemon Zest bundle.  I love these fun, zesty lemons and the sassy sayings that go along with them!  The coordinating Lemon Builder Punch makes it (oh, I just have to say it…)  “Easy-Peasy, Lemon Squeezy” to cut out the lemons and leaves.  The 1-3/4″ circle punch is perfectly sized to cut out the citrus fruit slices.

     Life is Short... Live It With Zest! Cut it out with the Lemon Builder Punch  

I taught a class Monday night called “When Life Gives You Lemons”  and it was centered around the Lemon Zest bundle.    I like to teach my students a new technique or a tool, or something that they can use to increase their papercrafting skills.  The teachable lesson in this class was to make backgrounds, especially when you might want, but don’t have, a coordinating Designer Series Paper.  We used the smaller of the 2 leaves to randomly stamp the leaf onto Whisper White cardstock.  The result was a coordinating patterned background that compliments the focal point, the lemons.  It’s hard to see in this photo, but the lemon slices are accented with Wink of Stella which gives them a juicy glow!

If Life Gives You Lemons, Chuck Them Right Back!

The next card also used a stamp, this one from Timeless Textures, to create a background on our Whisper White panel.  I think the blue is the perfect color to compliment the lemons.  The Marina Mist is an under-used, but perfect shade of blue for almost any occasion, like denim is a staple in any wardrobe.  The dark Night of Navy just pops against the Daffodil Delight of the lemon, and is perfectly accented by the Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon.   I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS RIBBON!  ‘nough said!  Just buy this crinkled seam binding ribbon in every color!  You can thank me after you hold this soft, flowy in your own hands and tie perfectly flawless bows every time.

To My Main Squeeze

This last card is the first card I made as soon as the Lemon Zest Bundle arrived at my door step!  The citrus slices are stamped as Lime, Lemon & Orange slices and have a piece of Peekaboo Peach Ribbon.  I used the same leaf to stamp a background as I did in the first card of this post.  The sentiment is heat embossed in Whisper White.  Of course,  “To My Main Squeeze”  was meant for my husband!  The card didn’t require a special occasion.  After writing some sappy, lovey-dovey note inside, I tucked it in his lunch box to brighten his day!  A sweet surprise.

Cutting out the lemons, the slices and leaves are a breeze with punches.  I really think that punches are a must-have for any paper crafter, and definitely for someone just starting out.  Basic shapes, like circles, and punches that coordinate with stamps are the best value.  Bundling is an even better value when you can save 10%.

Well I hope that you like my “cuts”.   Please leave me a comment and tell me what you think. Then hop along and see what other project the Pretty Pals have cut out for you.  Come back around and visit me and my blog again. 


If you don’t currently have a relationship with another Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, and want to order any of the products I showed here, please feel free to shop my online store.  Your order will be shipped right to your home. 

Thanks,

Nancy

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January 2017 Pals 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.

I think a Love Note tucked into a lunchbox comes straight from the heart!  And look how adorable the new “Sending Love” product suite is for making mini love notes!  The Sealed with Love stamp set, coupled with the Love Notes Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%!) makes cute mini envelopes and notes.

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Yes, each envelope is a real envelope that holds a real  note.  Here are the notes in each envelope:

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Shhhh, don’t say anything but this love note is going to be tucked into my hubby’s lunch today!  He’s been having alot of stress and chaos at work the last 2 days, so I’m sure this will brighten at least a minute of his day!

Here’s another project I made with the ladies in my stamp club last weekend using the same Product Suite.

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Another note tucked in a mini envelope.  But see how this mini envelope is constructed using the new Sending Love Glassine Sheets?  These sheets have a tiny pattern printed on them.

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And of course, another little sentiment on the love note!

Who wouldn’t love these mini Love Notes?  This is a perfect product suite for Valentine’s Day and beyond!

To order any of these products in my online store just click here.  Don’t forget, that with every $50 you spend (before shipping & tax), you earn 1 Free Sale-A-Bration item!  The January Host Code is 2BUYMMWN.   If you place an online order with me that is less than $150, please use this Host Code.  If  your order is over $150 do not use the Host Code.

Of course, Sale-A-Bration is also a great time to order the Ultimate Starter Kit.  For $99 you get to choose $125 worth of products, PLUS 2 FREE STAMP SETS!    To order the Ultimate Starter Kit, click here. 

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
  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 — YOU ARE HERE! —
  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

You can also order any item I featured by clicking on the picture below:

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Let’s Go Blog Hopping!

Pals Blog Hop 2016 badgeWelcome 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.

Well, I intended to make a card to welcome a new baby for today’s blog hop.  The idea I had in mind just didn’t pan out the way I envisioned it.  So, I fell back on my trusty old “Going Global” product suite.  I knew the ‘world’s best dad’ sentiment wouldn’t fail me!  After all, isn’t Dad always there to bail us out when we get into a jam?

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When making a masculine card, I think it is important to keep things simple, without lots of embellishments or bling.  This beautiful patterned paper, from the Going Places DSP stack is all the design that’s needed to add lots of interest but not be too overbearing.  Layered on Sahara Sand and Night of Navy Cardstock, it has a nice pop of color, but in masculine tones.  The world image from the Going Global stamp set was stamped in Night of Navy and layered on a Night of Navy circle.  A thin strip of Night of Navy cardstock repeats this color 3x’s on the card (a good rule of thumb is to repeat a color or an element 3x’s for good balance!).  A few strands of Linen Thread repeat that neutral color while adding a rough, masculine touch.

If you would like to order any of the products I used here, just click on the item name in the description above, click here to go to my online store.

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. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  3. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  4. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  5. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  6. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  7. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  8. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin
  10. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  11. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  12. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  13. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  14. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space  — YOU ARE HERE!!! —
  15. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  16. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  19. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  20. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  21. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  22. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  23. Natalie Bradley at NatalieBradley.com
  24. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  25. Karen Zaring Browning at Karen Zaring Browning
  26. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  27. Debbie Crowley at Expressivley Deb

 

 

Easter & Passover: A Lifestyle Blog Hop

Living-With-Style-Blog-Hop-for-BlogWelcome to our Blog Hop! Easter and Passover are quickly approaching, and today we have some great ideas, inspiration, tips, resources and how-to for you this Easter or Passover holiday as you move along through the blog hop.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Pam Baker of The Birch Cottage on our Living with Style Blog Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you make sure to see and learn from all of the articles featured here today.

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“Work of Art” is one of the most versatile stamp sets I have ever owned!  Due to the creative genius of many people who envisioned various objects from the swishes and swooshes and shapes in this stamp set, I have made flowers, sailboats, snowmen, and now an Easter Egg with this set!

I used the large swish in various ink colors to create the rainbow of color, from Pink Pirouette, to So Saffron, to Wisteria Wonder, to Mint Macaron to Soft Sky.  This layer was adhered to a Wisteria Wonder card base.

TIP:  I used my Stamp-a-ma-Jig to get my swishes placed just perfectly!  A must when using wood mount or clear mount stamps and precise placement is critical.

Another sheet of Whisper White card stock was embossed with the Spring Flowers TIEF then cut with the Oval Framelits.  Propped up on stampin’ dimensionals, this is placed on top of the rainbow stamped layer.  (NOTE:  The Spring Flowers TIEF is retired, but you can buy it on the CLEARANCE RACK while supplies last!  Sweet deal!)

The finishing touches come from the addition of a little banner stamped with the “Happy Easter” sentiment in Wisteria Wonder from “Circle of Spring” stamp set.    A few flowers stamped from Petite Petals and cropped with the Petite Petals Punch in coordinating colors finish off the card!

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TIP:  I stamped and punched a flower in Mint Macaron ink and cut the flower into 2 petals, 2 petals and 1 petal to create the leaves!

I hope you enjoyed my project today.  If you don’t already own the Work of Art stamp set, I encourage you to add this to your collection.  You won’t regret it!

The next stop is  Lisa Milligan at Life on Merlin on Living with Style Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again next time around!

Nancy

Work of Art Wood-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!      Stamp-a-ma-Jig by Stampin' Up!
Ovals Collection Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!    Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!        Petite Petals Wood-Mount Bundle by Stampin' Up!       Circle of Spring Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

What would you CASE from the catalog?

CASE = Copy And Share Everything

Pals Blog Hop 2016 badgeWelcome to the Pals Blog Hop for February 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are CASE-ing a project shown in a current Stampin’ Up! catalog. After all, with the Annual, Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs available right now, there is much inspiration to choose from. 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.

Here is my project:

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You may recognize this from the 2016 Occasions catalog, page 16.  It is part of the “Love Blossoms” product suite.  If you know me, or if you’ve been reading my blog, you know how much I love the product coordination with Stampin’ Up! products.   This product suite really delivers when it comes to product coordination!

While the Bloomin’ Hearts thinlits die may be the star of this product suite, the Bloomin’ Love stamp set is the supporting actress!  This card features the floral heart heat embossed in gold on a piece of Designer Series paper from the coordinating Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper stack which was shaped using the Lots of Labels framelits.  This shaped piece is the focal point of the card, but the details make it special!  The small flowers were stamped in Rose Red ink on the Rose Red card stock to frame our shaped paper.  A piece of Satin Ribbon and a string of pearls, and the little wooden heart all hail from the Love Blossoms Embellishment kit.   A few pearl basic jewels randomly placed tie everything into place.

TIP:  While it may look like I used Rose Red for my card base, I actually used Whisper White card stock cut and folded to a standard 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ size.  Then I cut a piece of Rose Red cardstock to the same size.  This allows me to:     1) -Wrap and adhere the ribbon to the back side of the cardstock layer before I glue it to the card base.  2) Have the inside of my card be white so it is easy to write on.  I like to keep things neat & tidy including the insides of my cards.

Thanks for visiting My Stampin’ Space.  Please leave me a comment at the end of this post and tell me what you think of my project.   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!  – Nancy

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  3. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  4. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  5. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  6. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  7. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  8. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  9. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  10. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo.com
  11. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  12. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  13. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  14. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  15. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  16. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  17. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space — YOU ARE HERE —
  18. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  21. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  23. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!

If you’d like to order any of the products I’ve used here, click here to go to my online store where you can shop securely 24/7 and have your purchases shipped right to your house. For every $50 in products you order, you can choose one item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. Click on any of the items below to see each item I used in this project.

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From the Heart – Pals Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for January 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are showcasing projects using Stampin’ Up! products featuring a theme from any of the following: Valentine’s Day; Thinking of You; Get Well; or Sympathy. All of these themes come “From the Heart.”  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.

My project was made “From the Heart” for my dear Aunt Jan.  Jan was in a tragic accident about 2 weeks before Christmas and suffered multiple, traumatic injuries.  I made this card for her using elements that came straight from my heart to hers!

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I started the card with a piece of “Perfectly Artistic” designer series paper (free with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration now thru Feb. 15) in a pale shade of blue using the soft watercolor side glued to a Whisper White card base.  Aunt Jan loves to paint so I thought this would be the perfect backdrop.    Since my Bloomin’ Heart thinlits die was begging to be used, I cut a heart from the now retired Painted Blossoms designer series paper.  Aunt Jan LOVES to garden; she plants literally hundreds of flowers each year on her huge property.  I just had to use flowers as a nod to her love of gardening.  (I’m glad I stocked up on this paper before it retired because those beautiful blooms will never go out of style!)  A banner cropped from the pink paper shows off a silver foil banner and grounds the heart to the base.

Next I cropped a Lost Lagoon butterfly and layered that with the intricately-cut butterfly that coordinates with it cropped from Whisper White.  Jan is also a big animal lover: her horses, cats & dogs attest to that, as do the numerous bird feeders in her yard.  With all the flowers, butterflies are always welcome too!  But a subtle message too, that this accident may be a life-changing event, but like a butterfly, she will come out stronger and more beautiful on the other side!

Lastly, a little heart punched out using the Sweetheart punch, and the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum (free with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration) is the final layer topped off with a Iced Rhinestone – a subtle message that Jan is a shining jewel!  The silver bevel of the rhinestone, the silver foil banner in the background and the silver metallic cording are also hints that Jan is a precious metal in my eyes!  (and precious in the eyes of the Lord God, too!).

The sentiment is from “Thoughts & Prayers”.

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This card was offered with many prayers from my heart, and God is good!  He is answering our prayers and Jan is recovering; although it seems with two steps forward and one step back at times, but overall she has amazed us with her determination and strength!  I would, however, covet your prayers for my Aunt Jan.  She still has a long road ahead of her.

I hope that she will see each element of my card, and the meaning behind each one, and know that it was made right From My Heart!

Thanks for visiting My Stampin’ Space and listening to my story.  Please feel free to leave me a comment below.  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. Jennifer Michalski at Stampin’ Serenity
  2. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  3. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  4. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  5. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  6. Michelle Gleeson at www.StampinMojo.com
  7. Shannon Jaramillo at Shannon Kay Paperie
  8. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  9. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  10. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  11. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  12. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  13. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  14. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  15. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  16. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  17. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space — YOU ARE HERE! —
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose

If you want to order any of the products I used here, or any other Stampin’ Up! supplies, please feel free to visit my online store. You can click on any of the items below to add that item to your shopping cart.  I would love to have you as a customer!

Stampin’ Hugs,

Nancy

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Pals Blog Hop: Winter Wishes

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for December; we are thankful you stopped by.  This month we are showcasing projects that feature Stampin’ Up! products that should be on everyone’s wish list. 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.

My project features the Holly Jolly Greetings  stamp set and a classic winter color combination of white with blues.

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The white is hard to photograph so that the picture does the project justice.  Let’s try another background:

IMG_6016Hard to see, but this card features 3 layers, yet it is made from just one sheet of cardstock!  I like to feature quick & easy cards this time of year.  I showed the gals at my first ever Sip & Stamp class the other night how easy it is to make this card.

First, I cut an 8-1/2″ x 11″ sheet of Whisper White cardstock in half to create the card base.  Then I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece which we ran thru the Big Shot with the Gently Falling embossing folder.  Lastly I cut another piece 3″ x 4-1/4″.  On this layer we stamped the background snow flakes with Lost Lagoon ink several times in the upper right corner.  On top of this we stamped the bold snowflake in Island Indigo ink.  We mixed and matched words to create whatever sentiments we wanted on the lower portion, again in Island Indigo ink.  IMG_6018

The finishing touches included tying a 3/8″ Lost Lagoon ribbon around the top  layer.  The top layer was adhered to the embossed layer using stampin’ dimensionals,  then glue that to the card base.  (The ribbon is retired but is available on our Clearance Rack – SCORE!)  We had our choice of Iced Rhinestones or Metal Rimmed Pearls to embellish the snowflake.

Did you notice that I used one of each on the two cards above?  Pay close attention and you’ll see that I even have two different sentiments, too!

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. Nicole Everitt at Stamp Scrap Love
  2. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space —YOU ARE HERE! —
  3. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  4. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  5. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  6. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  7. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  8. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  9. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  11. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  12. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  13. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  14. Jennifer Michalski at Stampin’ Serenity
  15. Ronna Butt at www.cardstockcastle.com
  16. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  17. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  18. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  21. Rae Harper-Burnet at WildWestPaperArts.com

If you’d like to order any of the supplies used here to recreate this card yourself, click here to go to my online store.

Thanks for stopping by.  Leave me a comment and let me know which embellishment you like best; the pearl or the rhinestone.

Nancy

“So Thankful” for the Pals Blog Hop

Pals November Blog Hop BadgeWelcome to the Pals November Blog Hop, we’re so thankful you stopped by!  This month we’re showcasing projects that feature Stampin’ Up! Thanksgiving and “Thank You” products.  We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or you may have come from the previous blog on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you can enjoy each and every beautiful project.

I have SO MANY things to be thankful for: a wonderful husband (we just celebrated 27 years of marriage!), our son, our home, good health and jobs, etc.  I am also thankful to be involved with Stampin’ UP!  I have met so many wonderful people and the friendships I have because of Stampin’ Up!  I am so thankful to be part of the Stampin’ Pretty Pals and to be part of their monthly Blog Hop.   ‘Nuf said, let’s get on to the stampin’:

Acorny Pillow BoxI’ve been hosting Thanksgiving Dinner for several years now, and I love having my family over!  Each year I make a special party-favor item (usually filled with chocolate!) for each of my guests.  This year, I plan on using the popular Square Pillow Box for my treats.   Can you tell that I also embossed the Soft Suede cardstock with the fabulous Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder?

Acorny Thank YouI kept the decorations simple and to the point.  A circle punched from the 2″ circle punch serves as the backdrop for the awesome acorn.  The acorn is stamped and punched using the Acorny Thank You stamp set and coordinating Acorn Builder Punch (Bundle & Save 15%).  Soft Suede and Cajun Craze inks were used for the acorn image while Hello Honey ink was used to stamp the banner.  Bitty Banner Framelits  made easy work of cropping out the sentiment banner.

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. Jennifer Michalski at Stampin’ Serenity
  2. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  3. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  4. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  5. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  6. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  7. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  8. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  9. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  10. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  11. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  12. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  13. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  14. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  15. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  16. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  17. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  18. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  19. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space —YOU ARE HERE—
  20. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  21. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  22. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  23. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  24. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs

Don’t forget to come back again in the next few days.  I’ll be traveling to  Baltimore, MD to attend the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event.  I’ll be getting a sneak peek at the 2016 Sale-A-Bration catalog!  Like me on Facebook and sign up for my mailing list so you won’t miss a thing!

Thanks for stopping by My Stampin Space.  If you’d order any of the products I’ve used here, please feel free to shop my safe & secure online store.  Thanks!

Nancy

New Hues Review – July Pals Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for July.  This month we are excited to show off the new 2015 – 2017 Stampin’ Up! In Colors, namely, Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder. The In Color products include card stock, designer series paper, ribbon and other embellishments.  We hope you find great inspiration from the projects.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Susan Itell at Simple Stampin, number 9 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 the projects.

I have to confess that every year when the new In Colors are introduced, I get a little anxious wondering what they be like.  There is a courting period, if you will, when I take the time to get the know the new colors.  What colors pair well with other colors, do the colors stand alone, or do they need to be used in combination with other colors?  Where do they stand in our color palette in relation to the other existing colors?  I really feel like I need to spend some time with each of these colors to truly appreciate each one.  Does that sound weird?  Or do you do the same thing?

Well, for this blog hop, I was determined to make a project that used ALL 5 of the new In Colors.

In Color Money HolderSo what do you think?  Did I pull off a project that uses all of these colors well together?   I really think this color combo is a winner!  These colors are GREAT, aren’t they?

I wanted to make a project that was a little special too.  I think the money holder fits the bill (and the bills fit inside the money holder too!)  Too many times presents consist of gift cards, but sometimes cold, hard cash is king!  So  I adapted a gift card holder that I love to make, to hold cash.

money holder openI used Tip Top Taupe cardstock for the money holder base, and the brand new Envelope Paper also in Tip Top Taupe for the snazzy woodgrain patterned paper on the face.  The star of the show really is the new Cotton Paper in Watermelon Wonder for the flower.  This is the first time I’ve used the Cotton Paper, and I LOVE IT!   I see many more flowers in my future!   The flower center is created from Delightful Dijon.  The leaves are cropped from Cucumber Crush cardstock using the Fun Flower punch.  Finally, the little flag featuring the sentiment is cropped from Mint Macaron cardstock.

cotton paper flowerSo, now that you’ve gotten to meet the new colors, and get to know them, which of the new In Colors color is your favorite?  Want to know which one is my favorite?  All of them!

Tomorrow I’ll have all the details on how to make this money holder, including measurements and step-by-step directions, so be sure to stop back. Sign up for my newsletter, and you’ll also get my blog posts delivered to your inbox so you won’t miss a thing.

The next stop is Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles, number 12 on the Pals Blog Hop!  Thanks for visiting; I hope to see you on next month’s Pals Hop!

  1. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  2. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  3. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  4. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  5. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  6. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  7. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  8. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  9. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  10. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space —YOU ARE HERE —
  11. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  12. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  13. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  14. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  16. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  17. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  18. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  19. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  20. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  21. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  22. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  23. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping With Avery’s Owlery
  24. Kimberly Sparks at Stampin’ Daisy
  25. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  26. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  27. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie

Thanks for stopping by, come back again and hang out at My Stampin Space.  See you soon!

Nancy

Fill Your Wish List

Well, if you saw yesterday’s post, and followed the blog hop, you were treated to over 30 members of the Stampin’ Pretty Pals and their favorite new products from the catalog.  The projects on each blog had me ‘ooh-ing’ and ‘aah-ing’ every time I hopped from one blog to the next!

If all that is making you say, “I want it all!”, then you are in luck!  During the month of June, Stampin’ Up!’s new Join promotion gives you LOTS to consider joining Stampin’ Up! – one of those reasons is that you get TWO FREE STAMP SETS OF YOUR CHOICE with the purchase of your $99 Starter Kit.

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$99 gets you $125 of product (your choice), 2 free stamp sets, free shipping and 30% off your first $150+ order in your first 45 days as a demonstrator.  SWEET!  You also earn a minimum  20% discount on your purchases (with potential for increased discounts).  Joining MY team gives you access to virtual on-line community,  monthly online gatherings, and a sense of belonging to a fabulous group of fellow-stampers across the country ready to share their projects, tips, tricks and inspiration.

  • $125 of amazing product of your choice + free shipping for $99.
  • 2 free stamp sets of your choice.
  • 30% off the first $150+ order in your first 45 day.
  • an ongoing 20% discount on your purchases.
  • access to our positive, uplifting, online community.
  • monthly online gatherings.
  • monthly blog hops, sketch challenges, & color challenges to help stretch your paper crafting skills
  • no risk to ever host a workshop, sell anything and no penalty to drop.  Most people join just to support their own hobby.
  • Advance preview and orders from new catalog releases – join today and you will see the Christmas catalog on August 1st!

If you join today, you will have access to all the perks & benefits until Oct 31, 2015, without having to do anything!

Last night, our group leaders: Mary Fish and Lisa Pretto hosted a Facebook Party!  They each shared a little bit about joining Stampin’ Up!.  If you join my team, you’ll be part of their teams too!

You can watch their videos here:

and here:
http://www.anymeeting.com/aokkupuumr/E950DC8283463A

I’d love to have you as part of my team, whether you are just looking to feed your hobby, or build a business.    Many people join just for the discount, but stay for the fun!
If you want more information about membership in my Stampin’ Up! group, please email me.  If you are ready to join, click here.

Nancy

In With The New…Pals Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for June.  This month we are excited to show off new Stampin’ Up! products from the just released 2015 – 2016 annual catalog.  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 Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom number 29 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 the projects.

Well I have to say that I am in LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!  Yes, I LOVE my husband – he’s the best!  But some days he just has to step aside for my Stampin’ Obsession!  And right now, there are a few products that I just can’t get enough of.  And when you put them together, LOVE is in the air!  The Gift Bag Punch Board, the Triple Banner Punch and the Floral Wings stamp set.

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Don’t you just love it!  I’m making Gift Bags with the Gift Bag Punch Board left & right!  And thanks to you, I have over 750 views on the tutorial video I made showing how to use the Gift Bag Punch Board!

Of course, the Triple Banner Punch makes flagged end banners a cinch; especially if you want to layer different sizes like I did here.  (True Story:  I almost didn’t order the Triple Banner Punch because I thought it was a triangle punch!  Good think I read the fine print description and realized what it was!)

But my most fav is the Floral Wings stamp set!  And again, I didn’t realize the potential of this set until I got it and started using it.  The ‘blank spots’ in the butterfly are shaped for the roses & leaves just perfectly.  We were introduced to triple stamping with tab alignment back in the fall with the Wonderful Wreath, and this stamp set uses that tab alignment for the leaves and roses inside the butterfly wings.

IMG_5195-001See those leaves?  You don’t stamp them individually; it’s all one stamp!  And the roses?  The 5 roses are one stamp set so you get perfect placement in one impression.

Here’s another bag I made:  This one shows how cute the bag looks with the top open, (like a convertible!)IMG_5197

And another:  This uses the new 1″ Dotted Lace Trim in Cucumber Crush – another new product I am in love with!  I’m so glad I purchased every color 🙂IMG_5204[1]Each gift bag has a different closure: a clothespin, an open top (which has no closure) and a ribbon.  The Gift Bag Punch Board allows you to put holes for ribbons if you want, or not.  It’s so versatile.

WORD TO THE WISE:  When working with paper that has a definite direction to the paper (like the printed words), remember that the punch creates the bottom flaps of the gift bag.  So, you want to put your paper into the punch with with the top of the paper towards you and the bottom of the paper in the punch, like this:

IMG_5203[1]Before you get all mushy, saying how smart I am, and how much paper I will save you, and all of that, I have to confess that mistakes are the best teachers!  Another episode of the blooper reel – we were making these gift bags at a workshop this past weekend.  Well, all I can is that we learned the hard way!  But you can learn from my mistake….you’re welcome!  🙂

I hope you will get ‘punchy’ with the Gift Bag Punch Board, the triple banner punch, and spread your wings with the Floral Wings stamp set.  I have a product list at the end of this post so you can see exactly what I used if you want to recreate any of these projects.   Please contact your demonstrator to order products, or to get a new catalog.  If you don’t have a relationship with a demonstrator, feel free to email me.  Thanks for stopping by My Stampin’ Space today.

Please leave me a comment and tell me which gift bag is your favorite, and why.  I absolutely love hearing from you!

The next stop is Sue Becker at RnR Stamping, number 31 on the Pals Blog Hop!  Thanks for visiting; I hope to see you on next month’s Pals Hop!

  1. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com
  2. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  3. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  4. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  5. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  6. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  7. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  8. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  9. Jennifer Michalski at stampingserenity.blogspot.com
  10. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  11. Natalie Bradley at Soirée by Natalie Bradley
  12. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  13. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  14. Deb Cozzone at Deb Cozzone’s Stamping Zone
  15. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  16. Maggie Mata at Maggie Mase Cards
  17. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  18. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  19. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  20. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  21. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  22. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  23. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  24. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  25. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  26. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  27. Jessica Wilson at My Prapercraft Universe
  28. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  29. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  30. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  31. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  32. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  33. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon

So if you just can’t live another day without a Gift Bag Punch board, or a triple banner punch, or the Floral Wings stamp set, click here to go to my online store or click any of the items below.

Pals Blog Hop – May 2015


Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for May where we are preparing for the retirement of some Stampin’ Up! products. Though it may be goodbye to some very loved supplies, it will make room for the much anticipated new catalog products. We hope you enjoy the Pals’ creative projects.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie, Number 28 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 the projects.

Since today’s blog hop features Out With the Old, we are saying goodbye to our favorite retiring items. I will be sad to see ALL of the 2013-15 In-Colors go.  I also am sad to say ‘good-bye’ to Bloom with Hope.   It is such a beautiful, sketched flower set with lovely sentiments for Birthdays and Sympathy.  I don’t know about you, but I think making Sympathy cards is one of the most touching things we card-makers can do.  Bloom with HopeAnd when you can’t seem to find the right words, this set features a sentiment for the inside as well:Bloom With Hope 133952GAlthough my project today says farewell to this set, don’t expect me to part with it anytime soon though; it is staying with me for quite a while.  Sadly, we are also saying good-bye to the Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon.  Actually we are saying good-bye to many colors of the Seam Binding Ribbon.  This is truly one of my most favorite ribbons ever.  It is so soft & flowing, and drapes so well.  It also makes the best double loop bows ever.  See what I mean?Double Loop BowSimple is all that is needed for a sympathy card.  I used the watercolor swish from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set in Crumb Cake ink for the background.  The bloom and the sentiment were both stamped in Baked Brown Sugar ink (already sold out) 🙁   on a Very Vanilla panel cut to 3-3/4″ x 5″.  This panel was wrapped with the Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon (this is sold out too!) and a double loop bow was added.  This panel was popped up on stampin’ dimensionals onto a standard 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card base for some dimension.  Quick & easy right?  Please stop back later in the week and I’ll share a video showing how to make the double loop bow.   The seam binding ribbon will still be available; just not in the Crumb Cake color.

Please leave me a comment to tell me what you think of this card.  Also please tell me what YOUR favorite item that is going to be retiring; you know, the one you just can’t part with.  Then hop along to see what the rest of Pals have created with their favorite retiring item.

NEXT: No.30 – Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  1. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  2. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
  3. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps!
  6. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  7. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  8. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  10. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  11. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
  12. Natalie Bradley at Soirée by Natalie Bradley
  13. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  14. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  15. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  16. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  17. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  18. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  19. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  21. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  22. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  23. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  24. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  25. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  26. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  27. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  28. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  29. — YOU ARE HERE —Nancy Gleason at
    My Stampin Space
    — YOU ARE HERE —
  30. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  31. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  32. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping With Avery’s Owlery

The next stop is Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles, number 30 on the Pals Blog Hop!  Thanks for visiting; I hope to see you on next month’s Pals Hop!

Happy Stampin’,
Nancy

If you want to order any of the Stampin’ UP! supplies I used to make this card, hurry on over to my on-line store and get your favorite retiring items before they are gone or click on the quick link in the table below.

First Pals Blog Hop of 2015

Welcome to the first Pals Blog Hop of 2015!  We hope your new year is off to a great creative start. To celebrate the start of a new Stampin’ Up! year, we are showcasing products from our newest catalog this month – the Occasions catalog. You may also see new Sale-a-bration products too. If you don’t know how to earn free Sale-a-bration products – contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator to learn more.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky. Use the full lineup below to move along from blog to blog so you see all of the new projects.

When I first saw the 2015 Occasions catalog, and Sale-A-Bration catalog, several items went straight to the top of my Must-Have List!  One product suite that really caught my eye was the Chalkboard Paper and Colored Chalk Ink pads on page 25.  The chalkboard technique and fonts are really hot & trendy right now and this just fit that trend.  (If you don’t believe me, just spend 3 minutes n Pinterest!)  The FREE stamp set, Big Day, was the perfect font style & images for the chalkboard technique so it’s kind of like a marriage made in heaven!

I must say that the color isn’t as deep as I hoped it would be, but using a trusty stamp-a-ma-jig, it is possible to double ink to achieve a darker color.  It also doesn’t photograph too well!  It does look much better in person.

Big Day and Chalkboard paperHere’s a closer up view of just the chalkboard portion:

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139109G Big DayAnother item that I knew I just had to have was the Bow Builder Punch.  This is like a mini version of the  Gift Bow Bigz Die.

IMG_4540How adorable is this bow?  It adds just the right finishing touch.  I’ve been making lots of bows lately – you’ll be seeing them on several of the Valentines’ Day cards I have in the works as well as birthday cards.

IMG_4538If you need any of the items I used to create this card, just click on the item name to see it in my online store.  Remember, for every $50 of products that you order, you can choose one Sale-A-Bration item for FREE!  Maybe you’ll choose the Big Day stamp set.

The next stop is Jane Knudsen at www.seejanestamp.com on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I’ll see you next month.

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  1. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  2. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  3. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  4. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  5. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  6. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  7. Rae Harper at WildWestPaperArts.com
  8. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  11. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space — YOU ARE HERE—
  12. Jane Knudsen at www.seejanestamp.com
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  14. Michelle Quinno at Shell’s Life
  15. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  16. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Blog
  17. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  18. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  19. Laurie Chilton at Stampin’ Ink
  20. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  21. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com
  22. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  23. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  24. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  25. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  26. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  27. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  28. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  29. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  30. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  31. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits From Dawn
  32. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
  33. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  34. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  35. Shannon K Jaramillo at Shannon Kay Paperie
  36. Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
  37. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  38. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  39. Pamela Sadller at Stampin Pink Rose
  40. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  41. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon

November Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the November Pals Blog Hop, we are thankful you stopped by!  This month we are showcasing projects that show our thanks, including both thank you and Thanksgiving themed projects.

2014novhop_backYou may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine 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 projects.

Question?  What do baby wipes, styrofoam plates & ink refills have in common?  And what do they have to do with Thanksgiving, or being thankful?  Don’t ready any further or scroll down until you’ve had time to ponder that question.  Are you ready?  Are you sure?

Well, just to be sure, I won’t give that answer just yet.  I’ll show you my projects first.  Yes, I did say projects, plural.  I have not one, but two projects to show off today.

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Fall LeavesTwo projects, but one technique.  The leaves in both projects are made the same way.  In the top card, I stamped the leaves onto Whisper White card stock and used my paper snips to fussy cut the leaves out.  In the second project, I stamped directly onto Very Vanilla card stock.

I used the “For All Things” stamp set for the leaf image.  “Good Greetings” was used for the sentiment in both cards – I sure hope you earned that set when it was available as a Host Promotion last month!   The Color Me Autumn DSP makes the colorful background.  These items can be ordered by clicking on their respective links, or click here to go to my on-line store where you can shop safely.

For All Things Clear-mount Stamp SetColor Me Autumn Designer Series Paper

So now for my answer:  Baby wipes, a styrofoam plate  & ink refills are used to create the beautiful, mottled effect I used for my leaves in my projects known as the baby wipe technique.  And my mailing list subscribers will learn exactly how to do this when I send a video lesson directly to them later this week!  Wait, you’re not a subscriber?  Well, go to the Mailing List Sign-Up box on the top right and sign up!  I’ll wait.  You’re finished already?  That was quick.  Now you’ll get this video lesson and learn how to do this too!

See the variegated, mottled effect this technique creates?  I taught the ladies in my Monday night class how to do this, and they LOVED IT!   I’m sure you will too so make sure you don’t miss my video class!

close up of leafThanks for stopping by My Stampin Space.  I hope to see you here again real soon.  In the meantime, continue the hop by following the line-up below.

Happy Stampin’

Nancy

2014novhop_nextThe next stop is Candy Ford at Stamp Candy on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you next month.

  1. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  2. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
  3. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  5. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  6. Rae Harper-Burnet at WildWestPaperArts.com
  7. Amy L. Lazzell at Just A Thought…Cards by Amy
  8. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  9. September Gray at septembergray.com
  10. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  11. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  12. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  13. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  14. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  15. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  16. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  17. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  18. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  19. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  20. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  21. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  23. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
  24. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  25. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  26. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  27. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  28. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  29. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  30. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
  31. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  32. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  33. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space – – – YOU ARE HERE! – – –