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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Hey There Fall

Fall is on my mind!  Not that the weather here in Georgia feels like fall, Oh My!!!  But, I have another Fall card to share with you today.  This one uses , as I am prone to do, the back side of a Designer Series Paper that you would not say is Fall.

 

I think this Linen Look DSP is gorgeous.  Even with the photo, it seems you could reach out and touch it. Surprisingly it is from the Pressed Petals DSP.  Several of the pages have a linen look in the background.  This sheet is all linen look.

I paired the gorgeous DSP with the Harvest Hellos Bundle.  It has the Apple Builder Punch and the apple and/ or pumpkin in the  stamp set.   The pumpkins behind are stamped with Pumpkin Pie ink and colored with Pumpkin Pie stampin’ Blends.  The front pumpkin is stamped in Cajun Craze ink on Pumpkin Pie card stock.

The cute little “Hey There” tag is from the stamp set as well.  It says “Hey There, Pumpkin”.  I did not want to use all of that.  To omit what I did not want, I inked the Hey There with a Black Stampin’ Write Marker.  (It is the only marker you can buy individually).  I stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White and punched it out using the Classic Label Punch.  I fed the end back into the punch to make the banner end.

Thank you for stopping in today!  I hope you will come again tomorrow before the long Holiday weekend. Remember that Saturday is the last day to take advantage of this Join Promotion for Stampin’ Up!  I really would love to have you on my team.  Becoming a Demonstrator was one of the best choices I ever made!!

 

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My August Host Code is VYEQARFN.  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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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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Fall Double Z Card

I am sharing more of Stampin’ Up!s beautiful Designer Series Paper today.  And I have added some gorgeous dies that you will really want to use for Fall.  Fall is right around the corner, and then holidays, Oh My!!!  But let’s start with Fall.

 

Stampin' Up!, Gathered Leaves Dies, Waterfront, Colorful Seasons Dies, Jackie Beers, Come To Gather DSP

And here is the side view of the Double Z Fold.

 

 

I love how this card stands so perfectly.  I made one of these cards almost a year ago.  You can view that card HERE.  It was a Fall card as well.

I used the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper for this card.  I paired it with Merry Merlot Card Stock, but then added the Thick Whisper White to brighten it a bit.  The white leaves are cut from the Seasonal Layers Dies.  The sentiment I chose , which is from the Waterfront set, fit perfectly in the one.  The solid Cajun Craze leaves are from the Gathered Leaves Dies in the upcoming Holiday catalog.  They are a die and embossed at the same time type die.  I LOVE them!!

The only extras I added were the Calypso Coral Satin Ribbon and the one Holiday Rhinestone on the bottom white leaf.  I felt it needed a touch of bling.

I hope you liked today’s project.  And I hope you will return tomorrow.  I have the measurements listed just below here and the supplies are at the bottom of the post.

 

Measurements:  NOTE: the measurements for the linked card are a tad different.

  • Base 4 1/4 X 11 folded in half
  • Base of Z in Whisper White 4 X 10 1/4, scored at 2 1/2 & 5
  • DSP is large 3 3/4 X 5, and 2 of the small at 3 3/4 X 2 1/4

 

HOST CODE

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

UPDATES:

 

 

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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Gather Together

Today’s card is my first card from the Holiday Catalog!  WooHoo!!  It is an awesome catalog.  They always are, and each time I say this one is the best.  It is true once again!

I am sharing a Fall or Thanksgiving card today.  As always, the Designer Series Paper is fabulous!  I love the colors they have paired in this pack.  It is called Come To Gather Designer Series Paper.  I have also used the Gather Together stamp set.  The set has matching dies, but I did not use those on this one.

 

Do you agree on the beautiful DSP?  The Pretty Peacock really pops, and it pairs well with the Early Espresso and Sahara Sand.  Once again, the DSP takes the focal point.

The sentiment and background are cut with the Layering Squares Dies.  The pieces are raised with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the Braided Linen Trim runs beneath the square.  I taped the ribbon to the back and then made a bow to glue dot to the front.  That is the simple way of getting a perfectly snug ribbon and bow!

Thank you for stopping in today.  I have all of the supplies listed at the bottom of the post.

 

HOST CODE

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

UPDATES:

 

 

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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The Last of Many Blessings

Today I have another card using Retiring Products.  I have included some retiring designer series paper as well as a stamp set.  The set has been great for small cards.  I used it several times for Fall Thank You cards and some table decorations.  I also adore the name of this stamp set, Many Blessings!  The sentiments in the set reflect that name too, which is part of what makes the different pieces so versatile.  Here is my project for today.

 

Many Blessings, 147775

And after mentioning the cute sentiments, I did not put one on the front of the card. Duh!  I love this gorgeous Country Lane Designer Series Paper.  Especially these two which are Blackberry Bliss.  For me at least I find myself preferring the “back side” of the DSP as much as the fronts.  I think of them as having backs and fronts, doesn’t everyone?  LOL!

I was showcasing the DSP as well as the cute stamp, so the card is fairly simple.  I stamped the image in Gray Granite and colored it with the Stampin’ Blends.  I finished with going over the flowers and pot with Wink of Stella to give it a little shine.

Thank you so much for visiting today.  I hope you have enjoyed these last minute cards.  The 2019 Occasions Catalog and the 2019 Sale-A-Bration Catalogs go live tomorrow!  I know I have a long list and hope you do as well.  If you need catalogs, and do not currently have a demonstrator, I would love for you to reach out to me.  I can get one to you quickly.

I have the measurements for today’s card just below this and the complete supply list is at the bottom of the post.

Measurements:

  • 5 1/2 X 8, scored and folded in half
  • 5 1/4 X 4
  • 5 X 3 3/4
  • 4 7/8 X 2 5/8
  • 4 3/4 X 2 1/2

 

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Be You

Today’s card is a case of a wall decoration I saw on pinterest.  That was a painting instead of a card.  But I thought it would make a great card.  The concept is nothing new, but the look of the fence was the inspiration and one I have not previously made.

 

Stampin' Up, Rooted In Nature, Detailed Leaves, Jackie Beers

Rooted In Nature Bundle, 148353

 

I mentioned above that I have made similar cards with a cut out that is raised above the stamped image.  But I had not used a different type shape, like this leaf.  I had not previously used the Wood Textures DSP either.  I love the wooden fence look.

I added the die cut/stamped leaves in front of the tree as some added dimension.  I must say that I was pleasantly surprised with the final result.  I hope you will give this a try using different shapes for the cut out.

The cut apart words are also a first for me.  I am not sure why I spread them around the card, but when I tried with them all together, it just did not work for me.  A day of difference!

The tree in the background is colored with Stampin’ Write Markers.  I really hate that they cannot be ordered individually right now.  I periodically add that to the idea box on the Stampin’ Up! website.  Hopefully it will be an option in the future.

Thank you for stopping by.  I will be back on Monday with a new project.  I hope you will check in to see what it is.  Here is wishing you a good weekend to come!

 


 


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