Pals Blog Hope: From the Heart

Welcome to the Pals January 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “From the Heart” featuring heartfelt projects like Valentine’s Day, Thinking of You, Get Well and Sympathy. 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.

Many card-makers share the same feeling about the need to make a Sympathy card.  It’s one we hate to make, but necessary in life.  This particular stamp from the Heartfelt Blooms collection is extraordinarily fascinating.  The rubber looks like any other, but the details that it leaves on the card-stock gives it such a realistic look, it’s amazing.  You can see the detail in the photo below.

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 February 14, 2018. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that.

Blog Hop Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme Crafts
  3. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  4. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  5. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  6. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  7. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  10. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  11. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  12. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose
  13. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  14. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  15. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  16. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  17. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  18. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  19. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  20. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  21. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  22. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art
  23. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  24. Kat Chancellor at Stamp ART Connection
  25. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  26. Lisa Milligan at Stampin’ Made Simple

Kind Regards,
Maggie

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Stamp Ink Paper: Girls Night Out

Why have you not heard from me in a month plus?  I took a month off to be with family.  My dad turned 90 years old and we had to celebrate in Gatsby style.  Then a week later a nephew married his high school sweetheart and it ended with a trip to Mexico.  But I’m back and I’m happy to announce that I have added a laser cutter to my craft room.  Yes, a laser! I’m not leaving my first love….stamping. But the laser will be incorporated into my handmade cards. I truly can’t wait to show you what I come up with.  But first, let me tell you about my wine bottle.

What Are the Details:

  • From the Half Full Stamp Set.  I used the our improved Stampin’ Blends to color in the bottle using the darker color for the lip label and the lighter one for the bottle.  I didn’t do any fancy coloring because quite frankly, I’m no coloring expert, but I don’t need to be!
  • Click  on markers on the left to view the Blends.
  • Quilt Top Textured Impression Embossing Folder.  I embossed the Basic White cardstock and used the flat side of the raised impression becuase I forgot to stamp the sentiment before running it through the Big Shot.  I didn’t correct it because my goal is to show you that you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to make pretty handmade cards.  It’s easy and that’s the point.  Stop being intimidated!
  • Colored Sequin.  I’m not going to comment on these because they are not Stampin’ Up! (LOL).  However, you can take a look at all of our Embellishments here.
  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock: Did you know this cardstock is available in 12″ x 12″?  I used Cherry Cobbler because I think a darker wine (not my favorite) looked better than a white or blush wouldn’t you agree? (LOL)  I initially was going to make it a white on white card, but I wanted to line it to match as a frame.  I could be wrong (but I don’t care, it’s my card…lol), I think it forces the wind bottle to become the focal point.  Do you think it really matters though?  I mean, what the heck is a focal point anyway?  HAHA

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Today’s card is for the Stamp Ink Paper challenge. Seriously, you could have your own GNO while making cards and enter them into the challenge.

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Kind Regards,
Maggie

 

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Stamp Ink Paper: Designer’s Choice

What is so great about making your own handmade cards?  You can make them any way you want.  No need for anything fancy.  My four-year-old niece loves being a little dancer and it’s one of the only reasons I made sure to get the Sugarplum Dream stamp set.  It’s most likely going to stay in my personal collection and I can’t wait to make a Christmas card with the Nutcracker stamp that comes in the set.

Stamp Ink Paper is where it’s at this week to make your own choice card and show it off!  Join us this week at Stamp Ink Paper.

“Magical moments and sugar plum dreams bring sparkle and wonder to everyday things!”

The Details:

  • Stamp without Coloring.  Sometimes an image looks great/perfect without the need to color it in.  Since the image wasn’t going to be colored in I went ahead and used the same color for the sentiment.
  • Blends Making a Comeback!  Check out the details below.

Use Host Code above when you place an on-line order via my on-line store, but only if it’s under $150.  Do not use if your order is more than $150. You will receive additional Host Reward.

INQUIRE ABOUT FREE SHIPPING!  You can do this each time a new catalog is introduced.  You’ll NEVER ever have to make any sales and you just let your membership expire.  Three ways steps:  

  1. Join as a hobby demonstrator when you want to place an order that comes to $99.
  2. Stampin’ Up! will literally GIVE YOU an additional $26 in product…WHATEVER you want for only $99 (a $125 value).
  3. …and most important! FREE shipping.
There’s no risk, no obligation to purchase anything further and no penalty to drop!  Why not give Stampin’ Up! and my Circle of Pals a test drive and start building your $99 Starter Kit here.
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