Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tool Time: August Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for August. This month we are showing off our favorite crafting tools - those Stampin' Up! tools that we just can't live without. We hope you enjoy our projects!
You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space #23 on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

This month we were challenged to share projects made using our favorite crafting tools, which proved to be a difficult task for me.  I love them all and want to own them ALL.  This is just one reason I decided to become a Stampin' Up Demonstrator. The Holiday Catalog is chock full of new tools so I decided to feature new products.

My Big Shot is a definite "go to" because I can use it with so many tools: Bigz Dies, framelits, embosslits, and texture folders.  Check out my card made with Wondrous Wreath stamp set and Wonderful Wreath framelits bundle.  The design of this stamp set/framelits combo is so easy to use.  The wreath is made with a 3 step process.  Each stamp has a tab,which helps line things up. At convention, we had the opportunity to try out new product. Placing the tabs at 12 o'clock when stamping and then lining up the framelits the same way is my recommendation.

Several years ago, I visited Ireland with my family.  I was fascinated with the brightly colored doors and came home with dozens of pictures.  These doors were the inspiration for the red door on my card.  It is the perfect backdrop for the Wondrous Wreath.  I stamped the Hardwood background with Cherry Cobbler on Real Red cardstock.  The panels on the door were made with a framelit from the Project Life Cards and Labels.  The Noel was cut from a Gold Foil Sheet.

Don't forget the sentiment on the inside of your card.

The next stop is Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper #25 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you next month.

  1. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  2. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  3. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan 
  4. Brian King at Stamp with Brian 
  5. Rae Harper-Burnet at
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper 
  7. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter 
  8. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
  9. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly's Creative Corner 
  10. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair
  11. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon 
  12. Amy Williams at Stamp and Spice
  13. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  14. Michelle Gleeson at Stampin' Mojo
  15. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  16. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  17. September Gray at 
  18. Shannon Jaramillo at EZPeasy Cards 
  19. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin 
  21. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin' 
  22. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery's Owlery 
  23. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  24. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  25. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  26. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  27. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creatons 
  28. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  29. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  30. Kim Jolley at Stampin' Artfully 
  31. Donna Kopenski at
  32. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping 
  33. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards 
  34. Jane Knudsen at 
  35. Candy Ford at Candy's Blog 
  36. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn 
  37. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  38. Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
  39. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty

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