Sale-a-Brate Valentine’s Day

Welcome to the Pals’ February blog hop. We’re so glad you’re here because it’s “Time to Sale-A-Brate”! Our Design Team created projects using Sale-A-Bration items to inspire you. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Today’s card uses 3 items from Sale-A-Bration and will hopefully get you ready to Sale-A-Brate Valentine’s Day! I used the foil sheets, Botanical Butterfly Designer Series paper, and So Hoppy Together in addition to some other supplies. In life, I’m not a fan of frogs but this stamp set is just too cute! I decided to have my little frog juggle some hearts for Valentine’s Day. These hearts were cut out from the Be Mine stitched framelits from the Meant to Be bundle.

 

Here you can see a close up of some of the layers of the card. I popped up the top two layers with dimensionals to give my card some extra height and visual interest.

I did some masking inside the card to wish a Happy HOPPY Valentine’s Day in keeping with the adorable So Hoppy Together stamp set.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 13, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Spring Has Sprung” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

 

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  4. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  5. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  6. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  7. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  8. Jill Killeen at The Killeen House Studio Blog
  9. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  10. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  11. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  12. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  14. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  16. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  17. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  18. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  19. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  20. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  21. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  22. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  23. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  24. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  25. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  26. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  27. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot
  28. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  29. Christine Eck at Dances with Hooves

 

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Art from the Heart

Welcome to the Pals monthly blog hop. We’re so glad you’re here! January is all about making “Art from the Heart,” featuring projects for Valentines Day, Thinking of You, Get Well, or Sympathy. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I decided to make a Thinking of You card as they are always so helpful to have on hand. I used a combination of some new products from the new Occasions Catalog and current items from the Annual Catalog.

We had an unseasonably warm weekend as I was making this card and wanted to bring the spring feeling to this card. The Gingham Gala Designer Series paper screams spring to me and is one of my favorite new items in the Occasions Catalog so I knew I wanted to use it for this card. I stamped the greenery image from the Petal Palette with Pear Pizzazz set twice on my Whisper White cardstock – each one 180from the other. I cut out a strip of Pear Pizzazz and laid it over the section on the cardstock where the stamped greenery meets each other. I stamped the sentiment and more greenery on a strip of Whisper White before adding a linen thread bow and popping it up with dimensionals. I stamped out a flower on scrap paper and fussy cut it out and added it to my top layer.

I wanted to give myself lots of room inside the card to write my note but I added a strip of the Gingham paper and stamped the greenery and a flower to give it some visual interest.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 13, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “It’s Time to Sale-A-Brate” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  5. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  6. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara – YOU ARE HERE
  7. Leah O’Brien at Stamping by the Bay
  8. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  9. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  10. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art
  11. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  12. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  13. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  14. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  15. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  16. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  17. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  18. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  19. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  20. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  21. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  22. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  23. Patti MacLeith at Paper Crafts by Patti
  24. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit

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January 2019

This year was the year of the calendar as a Christmas gift in our family. My parents and I each received a photo calendar filled with pictures starring 1 year old niece with other family members. I also made a photo calendar for my husband with landscape photos I took during trips the last 2 years along the Blue Ridge Parkway, Maine, Maui, and more. I also stamped almost 10 calendars as Christmas gifts this year. I purchased small wooden easels from Amazon and downloaded a free printable calendar – I saved the calendar to a USB drive and brought it to my local printer with a package of my Whisper White Stampin’ Up! paper and had them print the pages for me on my paper.

I cut each page in quarters, stamped with a stamp set that I thought matched the month and backed the Whisper White paper on a coordinating color of cardstock.

Here is my January page – I hope you enjoy and come back to see the rest of the months. Happy 2019!

The blue in this card makes it perfect for the Festive Friday challenge #FF0024 which uses blue and/or letter writing.

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