June Pals Blog Hop


Thank you for joining us for the June Pals Blog Hop and our kickoff to the new catalog! Are you ready to see wonderful creations featuring new products from the 2013-14 Stampin’ Up! catalog? Get ready to update your wishlist!

You should have just left stop number 24 on the Pals Hop – Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards.com. If so, you are in the right spot. If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

June Pals Blog Hop

My project features a new stamp set and 3 of the new In-Colors.  The stamp set, Simply Sketched, is a hostess set and I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it!  I chose to use the “With Heartfelt Sympathy” sentiment because of my need for a sympathy card, but the card would work equally as well with either of the 3 sentiments in the set.

While we talking about love at first sight, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new 2013-2015 In-Colors.  Many times I have to ‘warm up’ to new colors but not this year.  I actually got to see the new colors before they were released when I attended a Stampin’ Up! Regional Conference in April.  I couldn’t wait to get my hands on these new colors and start creating.  I chose to use Baked Brown Sugar for my base layer; I embossed half of this layer with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe blend perfectly to create a soft color palette.  I created the flags using the background stamp from “Oh Hello” and the 1″ square punch.  I scored the Crisp Cantaloupe flag using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool to create some texture and dimension.

Simply Sketched Hostess Stamp Set
Simply Sketched Hostess Stamp Set
Wood Mount # 129669 Clear Mount # 129672


If you want to order any items from the new 2013-14 Catalog, click here or click directly on any of the underlined items above.  The stamp set can only be purchased with Reward Dollars which can be earned with a minimum order of $150 before tax & shipping.  Reward Dollars can be earned by hosting a home party or by placing an order with me.

The next stop is Penny Nichols at Sierra Stampin!, stop number 1 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

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Thanks to the talented Nicole Watt for creating our blog hop badge and buttons!

If you like what you saw today, please leave me a comment; I love to hear what you think of my projects.  To view previous posts, please click on the link above the post title at the top of the page.

Thanks for stopping by My Stampin’ Space today.   Please come back again tomorrow; I’ll be sharing posts all this week.  It’s birthday week at the Gleason household (4 birthdays in 1 week! – Wow!) so I’ll be posting birthday cards all week!

Happy Stampin’,


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Sometimes I just don’t play well with others!

Well, this past Thursday was another Pals Paper Arts challenge.  Being a Pal, I have privvy to the sketch & color challenges so give me time to get my entry ready to go.

So I took a look at the color challenge real quick the week before and spent a couple days mulling over the colors in my mind trying to think of what I could make with those colors.  “Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral & Crumb Cake weren’t necessary colors I’d put together on my own, so this could be, well, a challenge”,  I thought.  That’s why they call it a Color Challenge!  So I went into My Stampin’ Space, pulled out these colors, and my new “Oh Hello” stamp set and went to work. PPA154

I was so proud of the way this card turned out, all I could say was “Thanks, Pals for putting together  color combo I never would have used on my own.”  Then I proceeded to get my blog post ready to go so I could go live Thursday morning and realized:

Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge # 154

It was supposed to be Raspberry Ripple; not Rich Razzleberry!  DUH!!!  Really?  I had the wrong color combo!  I was so upset with myself that I cancelled my plans to post that card and go back to the drawing board.

Now I could have just recreated that card with the correct color, but the more I looked it, the more I liked it!  So I decided, right or wrong, I was going with my original card.    So this morning I woke up and decided I would post that card anyway.

Please leave me a comment and let me know how YOU like my card!  If you’d like to know how I made this, just ask and I’ll be happy to tell you.  Don’t forget that you can order this “Oh Hello” stamp set, or any other products from my secure online store just by clicking here.  Thanks for stopping by My Stampin’ Space!  Come back again, and Happy Stampin’