The new 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue is now live!

I am in love with all five new In-Colours! Not sure if there has been an In-Colour family that I have loved all five before. Below is a video talking all about the fun bright colours.

Here is a Colour Coach to help show how to match up all the In-Colours with other Stampin’ Up! colours

More projects to come using the new (and old) products. Feel free to shop my online store
https://www.stampinup.com?demoid=2209081


Happy crafting!

Pals Blog Hop- Fabulous Flowers

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, the theme is Fabulous Flowers. We really hope that you will be inspired by all the amazing creations the Pals are sharing with you! As you hop from blog to blog, we would love for you to leave a comment. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

For anyone who knows me, knows I love love love flowers! I don’t do manicures or pedicures. But, I will buy fresh flowers every week when I cannot grow them myself. Stampin’ Up! does a wondeful job providing many flower options in all their catalogues. I had a hard time narrowing it down to which stamp set I would use. I decided to use the Welcoming Window bundle. It is currently on the retiring list & is available until May 2nd, 2022 or until it is sold out. I love the simpicity of the set & how well it coordinates with so many other Stampin’ Up! products.
Scroll all the way to the bottom of the blog post to see my runner up options.

Step by Step Tutorial

– Begin with a 5 ½ x 8 ½ card base of thick Basic White card stock; scored at the 4 ¼ using a Paper Trimmer

– Use a Paper Trimmer to cut
Basic Grey card stock to 4 x 5 ¼
In Good Taste card stock to 3 ⅞ x 5 ⅛

– Adhere the Basic Grey card stock to the thick Basic White card base using adhesive of choice (I used liquid Tombow glue)

– Adhere the In Good Taste DSP to the Basic Grey card stock

– On a scrap piece of Basic White card stock, stamp the leaves in Garden Green ink & the flowers in Misty Moonlight ink using the Welcoming Window stamp set

– Run the stamped image through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine using the Window Flower Box dies (flower)

– On a scrap piece of Cinnamon Cider card stock, stamp the pot in Cinnamon Cider ink using the Welcoming Window stamp set

– Run the stamped image through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine using the Window Flower Box dies (pot)

– Run scrap Basic White cardstock through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine using the Window Flower Box dies (the window & ledge)

– Run scrap Basic Grey cardstock through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine using the Window Flower Box dies (shutters)

– Use a scrap piece of Beauty of the Earth DSP to create the “sky” in the window. Use glue of choice to adhere then fussy cut to fit the window.

– Assemble the window scene using dimensionals

– Stamp sentiment from the Happy & Heartfelt stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink. For the avid stamper, I used a Stamparatus to ink the sentiment with Versamark ink. Then, heat set the clear embossing powder using a Heat Tool.

– Run the stamped sentiment through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine using the Window Flower Box dies (thin rectangle die). I bet you didn’t see that coming!

– Adhere the senitment using dimensionals

– For the final touch, adhere a scrap piece of Beauty of the Earth DSP to an envelope flap using adhesive of choice (Tombow) then fussy cut.

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on [second Wednesday]. Our theme will be New 2022-2024 In Colors, with the Pals showcasing the brand new In Colors in the new Annual Catalog.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  3. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  4. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  5. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  8. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping. ←You are here
  11. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  12. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  13. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  14. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  15. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  16. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  17. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  18. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  19. Rae Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

My runner up cards

Pals Blog Hop– Cute Critters

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, the theme is Cute Critters. We really hope that you will be inspired by all the amazing creations the Pals are sharing with you! As you hop from blog to blog, we would love for you to leave a comment. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you hop along from Pal to Pal.

As soon I heard the theme of the month was going to be critters, I knew exactly which stamp set I was going to use. I fell in love with the bunny from the Easter Friends stamp set the minute I saw it. My mom is known as the bunny whisper (or the crazy bunny lady…). She has the most well fed bunnies in the Las Vegas area. I could not help but think of her while making this Easter card. Not only was I able to use the cute bunny stamp, but I was also able to use a fun fold template. For additional samples, scroll the very bottom of my blog post.

Step by Step Tutorial

– Begin with a 5 ¼ x 6 ¾ card base of Misty Moonlight card stock; scored at the 2 ¾ mark using a Paper Trimmer

– Use a Paper Trimmer to cut
Pear Pizzazz card stock to 4 ¼ x 5 ½
Misty Moonlight card stock to 2 ½ x 3 ½
Basic White card stock to 2 7/16 x 3 7/16
You’re a Peach DSP to 5 x 2 ½
Basic White card stock 5 x 3 ¾ (inside)

– Adhere the scored Misty Moonlight cardstock to the Pear Pizzazz card base using adhesive of choice (I used liquid Tombow glue).

– Adhere the You’re a Peach DSP to the Misty Moonlight card stock “flap”.

– Stamp the bunny image onto the 2 7/16 x 3 7/16 Basic White card stock using Smoky Slate ink. Then add a touch of pink to the nose with a Watercolour Pencil. I added a very subtle shadow underneath the bunny with a grey Watercolour Pencil.

– Adhere the stamped bunny image to the Misty Moonlight 2 ½ x 3 ½ card stock

– Adhere the layered stamped bunny image to the “flap”. Be mindful where you are applying the glue! Apply it to the top only.

– Adhere the Basic White card stock 5 x 3 ¾ to the “inside” of the card

– Stamp sentiment of choice in Smoky Slate. (For an added touch, I then embossed the sentiment in clear embossing powder & heat set with the Heat Tool. This technique works best using the Stamparatus to keep it all aligned.)

– I added a few Brushed Brass Butterflies for a subtle bling

– For the final touch, I dressed up the envelope with a coordinating piece of DSP glued to the envelop flap & fussy cut.

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on April 13th. Our theme will be Fabulous Flowers when our Design Team creates a project using any of the many beautiful flowers in our catalogs.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  4. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping ← You are here
  5. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  6. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  7. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  8. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  11. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  12. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  13. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  14. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  15. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  16. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations

Pals Blog Hop– Birthday Bash

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Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is Birthday Bash. We really hope that you enjoy & will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, we would appreciate your comments because we enjoy hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

It was really hard to hone in on what stamp set I wanted to use for the Birthday Bash blog hop; so many great choices to pick from. I ended up selecting Brave Vikings because the minute I saw it in the mini Jan-June catalogue I fell in love with the stamp set. Scroll to the end to see more samples using this fun stamp set. The Simply Marbleous DSP (Desingers Series Paper) is FREE during Sale-a-bration with qualifiting $50 orders.

January 4 – February 28
Earn FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts at the $50 & $100 levels (total before shipping & tax).  No limit to how many gifts you can earn based on increments of $50 or $100. 

Step by Step Tutorial

– Begin with a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base of Basic White Thick card stock; scored at the 4 ¼ mark using a Paper Trimmer

– Use a Paper Trimmer to cut

Pale Papaya cardstock to 3 ⅞ x 5 ⅛

Basic Grey cardstock to 3 ¾ x 5

Simply Marbleous DSP 2 ¼ x 4 ¾ (FREE Sale-a-bration item with $50 purchase)

– Adhere the Pale Papaya cardstock to the Basic White card base using adhesive of choice (I used liquid Tombow glue)

– Run the piece of Basic Grey cardstock through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine using the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder

– Adhere the dry embossed Basic Grey cardstock to the Pale Papaya layer

– Adhere the Simply Marbleous DSP to the Basic Grey layer; aligning it more towards the top

– Run a piece of New Horizons DSP using the largest Layering Circle die (3″) through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

– Stamp the viking from the Brave Vikings stamp set in Memento Ink onto a piece of Basic White cardstock. 

 – Colour the Viking using Stamping Blends.

– Run the coloured viking through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine using the 2 ⅞ Layering Circle die

– Adhere the viking circle to the New Horizon DSP circle using adhesive of choice

– Adhered the layered circles to the card base using Stampin’ Dimentionals

– Stamp the sentiment from the Brave Vikings stamp set in Memento Ink onto a piece of ¾ x 2 ½ Basic White cardstock; then punch one side using the Banners Pick a Punch punch

– Adhere the punched sentiment onto the cardbase using Stampin’ Dimentionals

– For an added subtle bling I used a touch of Wink of Stell on the blade of his sword & a Brushed Metallic Dot to the shield

A few other samples using the Brave Vikings stamp set can be seen after the blog hop line up below; just keep scrolling down.

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on March 9th. Our theme will be Cute Critters where our Design Team creates a project with any kind of animals, birds, butterflies or insects.

Until then, have fun in your craft space!

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  3. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  4. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping ← You are here
  5. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  6. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  7. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  8. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  11. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  12. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  13. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  14. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  15. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  16. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  17. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  18. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  19. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  20. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  21. Rae Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  23. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  24. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  25. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations

Pals Blog Hop–Sale-A-Bration

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Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop in 2022! This month, the theme is Sale-A-Bration. We really hope that you enjoy & will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Happy New Year & good bye to 2021!

Whelp, I did it. I took the cheeriest dies & Designers Series Paper (DSP) & made a sympathy card. 30+ years of being an oncology nurse does bring out the darkside… I make cards for a local mailpost store. The owner is always asking for pet sympathy cards. As soon as I saw all the rainbows in the new mini catalogue & Sale-A-Bration (SAB) brochure, I knew exactly how I was going to use them. Scroll to the bottom for more samples.

Step by Step Tutorial

– Begin with a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base of Basic White Thick card stock

– Use a Paper Trimmer to cut a piece of Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper to 3 ¾ x 5

– Run the largest Brilliant Rainbow die through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to crop the following colours of cardstock:  Petal Pink, Pale Papaya, So Saffron & Soft Seafoam

– Time to make your rainbow by adhering the die cut coloured cardstock to the DSP card base with adhesive of choice (I like to use the liquid Tombow glue)

– Adhere the card front to the card base using adhesive of choice (again, I used the liquid Tombow glue)

– Stamp the sentiment from the Special Moments stamp set in Versamark Ink onto a piece of Basic White cardstock.  Cover with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder & set with a Heat Tool. 


– Punch out the sentiment using the Cloud punch

– Adhere the sentiment cloud using Stampin’ Dimensionals

– For an added touch of subtle bling, use a few Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels

For the next sample, I used the same recipe but instead of using the Sunshine & Rainbows DSP, I used the Simply Marbleous DSP. Both sets of DSP & the Special Moments stamp set are all part of the Sale-A-Bration event. Sale-A-Bration is one of Stampin’ Up!’s most exciting promotions of the year, running through February 28, 2022. During Sale-A-Bration, you can earn FREE product with qualifying orders of $50 or $100.

For the final sample, I used the same recipe. But instead of using the soft subtle colours, I went with a more cheery colour set using Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody & Flirty Flamingo cardstock to build the rainbow. The sentiment is from the After the Storm stamp set in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue. I stamped it in Basic Grey ink then using my Stamparatus, I stamped it again in Versamark Ink, covered it with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder & set with a Heat Tool. Then punched it out with the Cloud Punch & adhered using Dimensionals.

Which is your favourite??

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on February 9th. Our theme will be Birthday Bash when our team creates birthday projects to celebrate our family & friends.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping ← You are here
  3. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  4. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps, INK
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  7. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  8. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  9. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  10. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  13. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  14. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  16. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  17. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  18. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  19. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  20. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  21. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  22. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  23. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  24. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’