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,

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Pals Paper Arts: I’m So Sorry

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Today’s post ends the last day of my 30-day vacation.  It’s been real, it’s been fun and the entire road trip across America was all REAL FUN!  It ends with the sun shining bright and looking forward to sleeping on my own bed.  Today’s card was made a month ago for the Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge.


Amy Lazzell is the creator of this very cute sketch.  She has an awesome eye for design and gave me the perfect challenge to make something different.  Please join us this week at the Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge.

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A Heart of Gold with Pals Paper Arts

A Heart of Gold

Today’s card was made for a friend who lost his father last week and each item has a special meaning.  The tree is from Thoughts & Prayers and it represents life.  The hearts were colored in with a Real Red Stampin’ Marker with one heart filled in with Gold Glitz Dazzling Details, which is his dad’s heart because he had a heart of gold.  The embossed stars in the background mean that he is now among the stars watching over his loved one.

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This week’s sketch is brought to you by our very own Ginger Toivonen and her sketch is perfect for beginners as well as advanced card makers.

Heart of Gold

Maggie Made Tips:

  • Customize Your DSP. I absolutely love that we can color in the hearts from the Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper or leave it as is.  As I made the card for my friend I was reminded of the saying, “a heart of gold” and that’s when I decided to color in the hearts with real read and fill one in with gold. 

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