Thankful for Pals September Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for “It’s the Sentiment That Counts”  – showcasing new or favorite sentiments as the focal point of their project.  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 full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

When I saw the theme for this month’s blog hop, I knew immediately the sentiment I would be showcasing.  As I have gotten older I realize how fortunate I am in so many ways.  One of those  things I include is the stamping community of course.  In that regard this sentiment speaks to me.

 

Stampin' Up!, Country Home, Gather Together, bouquet Bunch, Stitched Rectangle, Pretty Peacock, Mint Macaron,Jackie Beers

 

My Thankful sentiment is from the Country Home stamp set.  It carried over to the new annual catalog and I was so happy!  The new Gather Together stamp set in the Holiday Catalog pairs perfectly with it  , as does the Come Gather Designer Series Paper.

As I generally do, I chose my colors from the designer series paper.  Pretty Peacock is quickly becoming one of my favorites and I love how well is pairs with Mint Macaron.  Looking at them separately you would not think so.  I also added Sahara Sand for the pitcher and the flecks in the bouquet.

The greenery is from the Bouquet Bunch Dies.  The pearls around the edges of the Stitched Rectangles are our basic Pearl colored with the Dark Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends.  I hope you will give this a try.  Surprisingly they dry almost immediately.

The bit of shimmer ribbon is the Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon.  I added a Linen Thread bow to tie in to the Sahara Sand pitcher.

Thank you for looking at my project.  I really appreciate you stopping by and I would love to see what you think.

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, October 9, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share “My Favorite Season” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

 

  1. Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
    1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
    2. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
    3. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
    4. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
    5. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
    6. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
    7. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
    8. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
    9. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
    10. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
    11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
    12. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
    13. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
    14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping   ← You Are Here
    15. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
    16. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
    17. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
    18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
    19. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
    20. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
    21. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations

 

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Textures

I have what I consider a very Clean card to share today.  To me, Clean means it doesn’t have much going on.  I kept looking at the card wondering what it needed or what I should add.  I didn’t want to leave it like this.  But then I decided anything I added would not work.  So here is a bit of a different look for me.

 

Can you believe there is No Designer Series Paper?  I was shocked myself!  LOL!!!  I have been intending to use this die for some time.  I saw another card with the flowers created as I have done.  I apologize that I cannot remember who created it!!  But ever since then I have wanted to do this.

Creating the added color in the flower is very simple.  I cut the design from the top layer in the Bermuda Bay Card Stock.  I pushed out and saved all of the petals.  I then did the same with a piece of So Saffron Card Stock.  I adhered the top layer to the card base. ( I do love the look of Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay!)   All I did to adhere the petals was put just a dot of Multipurpose Glue in the slot and lay the petal inside.  I had my paper piercer ready in case I needed to slide the petal around at all.

The sentiment really hit home with me.  I have been trying to grow my Stampin’ Up! Team and have friends who tell me that I can do it.  One especially is helping me come out of my “norm” and be more creative in my plans, so this sentiment was spoke to me.  I layered the Story Label and Timeless Label punches.

The only accessories that I added for this card was the pearls at the center of each flower.  I felt like it needed more but just couldn’t think of anything that would Help, as opposed to being Too Much.  So here you have it.  A Clean card from me.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I know it is a Holiday and some of you will be working anyway.  I had one of those jobs that didn’t take off for weekends and Holidays.  I hope you all have a good day though.

 

HOST CODE

My September Host Code is VYHZ6ZM2.  Please use this code if you place an order up to $150.00.  If $150 or over, do not use the code.  You will receive the Host Rewards.  Any order of $50.00 or more will receive a gift from me.  This includes the over $150.00 orders.  Thank You!!

 


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A Little Rain

I was so happy when Fable Friends carried over to the new Annual Catalog.  It reminds me of the childrens fairy tales of my youth.  Another of our Facebook challenges last week was simple an Animal.  I debated for just a minute and then went with the Goose from Fable Friends.

 

 

I paired a couple of stamp sets to make this card.  I love that the Goose is wearing a raincoat, so that was my starting point.  I wanted to give her a bright and cheery coat to wear in the rain.

I paired High Tide to get the puddled water and the grass.  The rain came from Birthday Backgrounds, and the sentiment from Love What You Do.

I used the Stitched Rectangle Framelits for the sign.  This is the trick again of cutting it out with the die leaving the excess length towards one end.   Then re-inserting it to the point you need for the proper length.  The stitching makes this so easy to do, as you simply press the stitches back onto the die.  That way you know it is lined up properly.

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Thank you for stopping in today.  Please return on Monday for another new project.

 

HOST CODE

My July Host Code is ZGQ6YRAU.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

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For every $50.00 of product you spend during July, you will receive a coupon code worth $5.00 to use in August.  There are no limits to the number of coupons you can receive!

 

Joining Stampin’ Up! and my TEAM is always a good idea.  Now there are some good incentives to do it during July and August.  For the price of the Starter Kit, which is the ULTIMATE BUNDLE!!!!, you receive an additional $30.00 of products, plus a $10 coupon.
The Starter Kit is $99.00.  For that amount, you normally receive $125.00 in product.  During July and August, you will receive $155.00 in product.  This includes FREE SHIPPING, and an additional $10.00 Coupon to be used the following month.  There are NO requirements to ever place another order.  However, if you do decide to use your discount and place other orders, you will receive a 20% discount on every order.
If you are thinking about joining, even the first hint of a thought, I would love to talk with you about it.  Please reach out to me and I will tell you all the reasons I Love Stampin’ Up!
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Enjoy Life

I have really enjoyed playing with the stamp set Enjoy Life.  The sentiments are spot on and the images are great for encouragement and sports.  We can all use those, or at least I can.  I must have subconsciously been thinking of The Tour De France when I made this card. LOL!!

 

Actually, this was for one of the challenges while Brian King was away on our Facebook group.  It was titled Transportation.  But it does totally fit the Tour De France.

The Swirl & Curls Embossing Folder seems to be a perfect match for the bicycle.  Like the wind and he is speeding along!  The color pairing is a bit different.  I just played around and came up with Merry Merlot and Pool Party.  I never would have thought to pair these two.  I like to peruse my ink pads and look across them for different combinations.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please return tomorrow for another new project.

 

HOST CODE

My July Host Code is ZGQ6YRAU.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

UPDATES:

 

For every $50.00 of product you spend during July, you will receive a coupon code worth $5.00 to use in August.  There are no limits to the number of coupons you can receive!

 

Joining Stampin’ Up! and my TEAM is always a good idea.  Now there are some good incentives to do it during July and August.  For the price of the Starter Kit, which is the ULTIMATE BUNDLE!!!!, you receive an additional $30.00 of products, plus a $10 coupon.
The Starter Kit is $99.00.  For that amount, you normally receive $125.00 in product.  During July and August, you will receive $155.00 in product.  This includes FREE SHIPPING, and an additional $10.00 Coupon to be used the following month.  There are NO requirements to ever place another order.  However, if you do decide to use your discount and place other orders, you will receive a 20% discount on every order.
If you are thinking about joining, even the first hint of a thought, I would love to talk with you about it.  Please reach out to me and I will tell you all the reasons I Love Stampin’ Up!
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Go For It

I am not sure why masculine cards are , or at least seem to be, hard to make.   What if masculine cards are our everyday cards just in a different color?  I believe the project I have for you today is one of those cards. It does not scream masculine, but the colors I chose lean that direction.

 

 

This is a really quick card to make.  The longest time part is the embossed basket weave.  And now after my opening paragraph, I can see this done in lighter colors and perfect for anyone.

I am not sure why I got on the masculine talking point.  Maybe because this card was intended for a male???  Who knows with me.  But I hope I have given you food for thought.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I really appreciate it and hope you will return tomorrow for another new project.

Measurements:

  • 8 1/2 X 5 1/2
  • 5 1/4 X 4
  • 5 1/8 X 3 7/8
  • 5 X 3 3/4

 

 

HOST CODE

My July Host Code is ZGQ6YRAU.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

UPDATES:

 

For every $50.00 of product you spend during July, you will receive a coupon code worth $5.00 to use in August.  There are no limits to the number of coupons you can receive!

 

Joining Stampin’ Up! and my TEAM is always a good idea.  Now there are some good incentives to do it during July and August.  For the price of the Starter Kit, which is the ULTIMATE BUNDLE!!!!, you receive an additional $30.00 of products, plus a $10 coupon.
The Starter Kit is $99.00.  For that amount, you normally receive $125.00 in product.  During July and August, you will receive $155.00 in product.  This includes FREE SHIPPING, and an additional $10.00 Coupon to be used the following month.  There are NO requirements to ever place another order.  However, if you do decide to use your discount and place other orders, you will receive a 20% discount on every order.
If you are thinking about joining, even the first hint of a thought, I would love to talk with you about it.  Please reach out to me and I will tell you all the reasons I Love Stampin’ Up!
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Magnolia Enjoy Today

I know there are a lot of Magnolia cards being shared.  I believe it is because the suite of products is just so darn beautiful!!  So I am sharing another one.  This is a pretty simple card in that there is not a lot to it.  I love the “clean” look of this one.

 

The gorgeous DSP is the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper.  It is the reverse (you know how much I love to use the reverse sides!) of the black background with the small flower above on it.  I layered it on a Whisper White piece to hopefully not have it blend into the base card.

The flower is stamped with Early Espresso Ink.  If you give it just a minute, then it does not bleed when you color it with the Stampin’ Blends.   I love using other than black for my outline a lot of times.  I have yet to have one bleed when the blends are used with it.  I colored the edges of the petals with the Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend.  The leaves and stem are done using Light Mossy Meadow and Light Crumb Cake.

The sentiment is from the Good Morning Magnolia set as well.  Another plus in the column for this set is the sentiments. It is stamped in Mossy Meadow on Petal Pink card stock.  I punched it out using the Tailored Tag Punch for a bit of a different shape.

Both the flower and sentiment are raised with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  For just a touch of extra, I added a couple of the Gingham Gala Adhesive Back Sequins.  These are great for just a bit of extra texture but they don’t jump out at you!

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope you will come back tomorrow for another new project.  I have all of the supplies used at the bottom of the post.

Reminder:  It is middle of the month and the BONUS DAYS are half over!  During July, for every $50.00 of merchandise, you receive a $5.00 coupon to use in August.  There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive!!

 

HOST CODE

My July Host Code is ZGQ6YRAU.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

UPDATES:

 

For every $50.00 of product you spend during July, you will receive a coupon code worth $5.00 to use in August.  There are no limits to the number of coupons you can receive!

 

Joining Stampin’ Up! and my TEAM is always a good idea.  Now there are some good incentives to do it during July and August.  For the price of the Starter Kit, which is the ULTIMATE BUNDLE!!!!, you receive an additional $30.00 of products, plus a $10 coupon.
The Starter Kit is $99.00.  For that amount, you normally receive $125.00 in product.  During July and August, you will receive $155.00 in product.  This includes FREE SHIPPING, and an additional $10.00 Coupon to be used the following month.  There are NO requirements to ever place another order.  However, if you do decide to use your discount and place other orders, you will receive a 20% discount on every order.
If you are thinking about joining, even the first hint of a thought, I would love to talk with you about it.  Please reach out to me and I will tell you all the reasons I Love Stampin’ Up!
Additional quick pictures

 


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