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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Halloween Treats







Aren't these cute treats?  They are perfect for any age of ghost and goblin.  I am having a great time using the new Cookie Cutter Halloween and Christmas stamp sets.  It is a gotta have it item in the Holiday Catalog.




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Sherrie
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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wicked Folds Blog Hop




Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for October 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects feature cards made using “wicked” folds. What is a “wicked” fold? It is anything other than the standard A2 card fold. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.
You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.






My card today features a Double Z fold.  I wanted to use the Santa's Sleigh bundle along with the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper.  Don't forget this is one of the DSP packs that are on special in October.  Buy 3 Get One FREE!




Here is another view.  Such a fun way to display the sleigh and reindeers in this set.





 One more view. The Cookie Cutter Santa was added at the last minute.  Isn't he cute?




The Real Red card base and 1" X 11" strip were scored at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2".  The white panels measure 4" X 2 1/2".  The back DSP panel measures 4" X 5 1/4".
This was a fun card to make.  Christmas is just around the corner.




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  1. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts














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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

My Favorite Season Blog Hop


 


Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for September 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects represent our favorite year end Season. It may be Autumn, Winter, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas (and maybe even a combination!) We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.
You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.





FALL is my favorite season!  I love everything about fall: the holidays, the cooler temperatures,  football season, and even the falling leaves.  Today, I want to share a card and a décor item that I made using NEW products from the Holiday catalog.

The Spook Fun and Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies were on my "got to have it" list from the start.  I believe the dies in this set will be used beyond the Halloween season.  Love the little tree and fence. 

Let's start with the décor item.  I used one of Halloween Nights specialty papers to make a box frame.  These are super easy to make and there are several videos on YouTube with instructions.  It just takes a 12 " X 12" sheet of paper, a bit of scoring, and glue.  Once the frame and background were made I added elements from the stamp set to make a spooky scene.





Next I used a similar scene to make a matching Halloween card to send to one of my favorite ghosts and goblins. 


Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!



Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
 

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

August Pals Blog Hop - "Cut It Out"



Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for August 2016.  We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects using our favorite Stampin’ Up! cutting tools. There are so many wonderful punches, framelits and edgelits available that help make papercrafting more detailed and fun! We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Have your heard the news!  Stampin' Up! is offering a limited edition stamp set and matching thinlit set in August.  It  is perfect for all types of paper crafters: the newbie or the "got to have it all" because it can be used for any season or any reason.  The stamp set offers great images and the perfect sentiments for both the outside and inside of the card.  The thinlits expand just add to your crafting options.  If you  are making plans for your Christmas cards, this is your answer.  Need a card for the man in your life, this is the one.  Perfect for every occasion!  


 Here is my project for today.  I used two of the photo prints from the Serene Scenery paper stack.  They are just beautiful. 

 The Hydrangea was stamped in Calypso Coral ink on the coordinating card stock for a tone on tone look.  The matching thinlit line up for the perfect cut.  Just use the arrows to line up and then cut on your Big Shot.  The stem and leaf were cut from Old Olive card stock.  Add one of the sentiments from the stamp set and you are done.  




Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!



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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

It's a Pattern Party Pals Blog Hop






Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for July 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects using our favorite Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper as well as coordinating embellishments. What we love about Stampin’ Up! is they make it so easy to mix and match colors. And, the amazing selection of embellishments provides a wonderful finished look to our projects. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.
You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from Pam Sadler's blog # * on the Pals Blog Hop.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

This month we were asked to choose one of the new Designer Series Paper sets from the Annual Catalog.  Although it was very hard to choose just one, my choice for the hop is "Fruit Stand".  It is perfect for summer entertaining, gift giving and card making.


The colors are fresh and inviting: Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, Cucumber Crush, Pear Pizzaz, Daffodil Delight to name a few. The annual catalog feature a 2 page spread of the Fruit Stan Suite.  Love it!  The projects are fabulous and the photography is beautiful.  Check it out on page 148-149 of the catalog.

This suite was featured during the On Stage in April. Although, it is not my typical style it really caught my attention.  The stamped images have the feel of watercolor and I love the look. A hand painted look and the stamp does all the work.  
Check out the cute "wooden" crates.  There are tutorials all over the internet.  They would make perfect favors for a summer bridal shower.


Here are a few more samples.  Something tells me I am just getting started.  This set will definitely be used for a card at an upcoming Stamp A Stack. You can see a bit of the shading on the pears and the peaches.


Not that crazy about fruit, don't worry you will still love this set.  The possibilities are endless.



Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don't miss out on Karen's project. It is sure to inspire.  We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!




Blog Hop Line-up.  Don't miss a single one, this is one talented group.  I love being a part of the Pals community.  



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Friday, June 10, 2016

Stamp-a-Stack Birthday Bear!


 Here is one of the cards I featured at the Stamp-a-Stack in May.  I cased this card from another demonstrator on Pinterest.  I have searched and searched for my original pin but it must be buried deep. I have to confess, I have thousands of ideas pinned to my boards.
The original card used Designer Series Paper for the card front.  I decided to use the Brushstrokes Background stamp with Sahara Sand.  It is a great neutral.  I love to use it instead of Crumb Cake. You probably noticed the uneven stamping of the background.  Just a "happy" accident!  I sponged a bit of Sahara Sand and Early Expresso around the edges to give it a vintage feel.  The "Happy Birthday" is from a retired set but don't worry you can substitute any sentiment.
The cute little bear from Bear Hugs, a returning set from the Occasions Catalog, was stamped on Whisper White in Early Expresso.  I used the coordinating framelits to crop him out.  I added Blushing Bride to the ears and a bit of Sahara Sand to his coat with a water color brush.  The hearts were punched using the Confetti Hearts Border in Real Red.  So cute and simple.
It was a "hit" with my stampin' friends at my monthly Stamp-a-Stack.  What is a Stamp-a-Stack?
Well, the 3rd Wednesday of every month we meet at a local Donut Shop to make 6 different cards.  I prepare the samples and kits.  You just come, enjoy time with friends and go home with 6 completed cards, including envelopes, for only $15.   We have a great time.  If you would like more details, leave a comment on my blog or send me an email at SherrieGross@gmail.com.  I would love to have you join us on Wednesday, June 15th from 6pm to 8pm.
We will be using loads of new products from the Annual Catalog.  I got a BIG order this week and can't wait to share new projects with you.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Pick a "B" Pals June Blog Hop


 
We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects that are based on “B“ themes such as Birthday, Bride or Baby. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.
You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.


Give me a "B" for Birthday!  I chose to make a birthday card using ALL brand NEW products from the Annual Catalog.  The Swirly Bird stamp set and Swirly Scribbles Thinlits dies are all the "rage" on Pinterest.  Demonstrators all over the world have been posting samples using this bundle. Just in case you haven't noticed the versatility of this set I guarantee you will love it.  It is a real winner.  It can be used for any occasion, for young or old, male or female. It has certainly become one of my favorites,  Remember, you will save 10% by ordering the bundle (see page 152).
My color scheme today features four of the five NEW in-colors:  Peekaboo Peach, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, and Sweet Sugarplum.  They are featured in the NEW Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack.  These colors really "pop" against the black background.
The sentiment is from the NEW Thoughtful Banners and Duet Banners Punch Bundle.  There are 53 photopolymer stamps in this set.  Yes, 53 stamps that coordinate with two different punches.  An amazing deal!  More good news, you can save 10% by purchasing the stamp set and punch at the bundle price (see page 73).
Last but certainly not least, check out the Sweet Sugarplum 3/8" Ruched Ribbon.  This ribbon is a must have in the NEW In-Colors (see page 178).  Get yours soon as it is likely to go on back order, it has been so popular.  The texture of the ribbon is so easy to tie into knots or bows.  It doesn't add a lot of bulk to your card which is perfect for mailing. 

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

I really appreciate you stopping by to visit.  I would love to hear from you.  Please leave a comment.

Sherrie

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  2. Nicole Everitt at Stamp Scrap Love
  3. Natalie Bradley at NatalieBradley.com
  4. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  5. Karen Hallam at Karen's Stampin' Habit!
  6. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  7. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  8. Kim Jolley at Stampin' Artfully
  9. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  10. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin'
  11. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
  12. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  13. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  14. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  15. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  16. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  17. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin'
  18. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  19. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
  20. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  21. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  22. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
  23. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  24. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
  25. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  26. Amy Hoptay at CraftCarnivore

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