March 11, 2014

Pal's Spring Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals March Blog Hop. This month we are excited to kick-off Spring with our creative projects. We hope enjoy these creations and we hope Spring finds your soon! 

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Christie Crosby at Stampin' Creativity  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. Thanks to the talented Nicole Watt for creating our blog hop badge and buttons! 

Nothing says spring like flowers. My very first Stampin' Up! stamp set was flowers. If you would look through my collection  of stamp sets, the majority of them would be flowers or nature related - don't know why, they just call to me and I usually answer.

The Products

Looking for elegant and easy? Look no further than the People Like You stamp. This individual stamp is available in the Occasions Mini for a mere $12.95. The great thing about this stamp is that the design truly does all of the work for you. The line drawing, when embossed is amazing to behold. A photo isn't a true reflection of the beauty of this project.

The card stock used in this project is Rose Red, Daffodil Delight - are you seeing the theme here - and topped off with Wild Wasabi for a bit of spring green. On the Rose Red used for the base of the card, I stamped the floral image around the edge of the card stock with Versamark ink.

The Technique

I started by inking my stamp with Versamark and stamping onto a piece of Whisper White card stock that had been given a good rub down by the embossing buddy. I covered my image with white embossing powder and hit it with the heat gun - wow, that's pretty. Next, out came my blender pen and giving my ink pad a little squeeze - I do love those little guys- I picked up the ink from my ink pad lid and colored my image. Another wonderful thing about this stamp design is that it builds in the shaded and accented areas which is a great thing for those who are not yet comfortable with coloring.

I restamped the sentiment on Wild Wasabi card stock, embossed it, trimmed it by using the decorative label punch and popped that sweet saying onto the main panel with dimensionals.

The last thing to do was to layer the card stock and tah-dahhh, a beautiful, quick and easy spring flower ready to be delivered to a recipient in need.

To purchase the products used in this project, click on the photo below and you'll be off to my online store. To go straight to my online store, click here.

Now it’s time to hop on over to the next stopRae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts#27 on the Pals Blog Hop to see what she’s got in store for you. Thanks for visiting. See you next month!

Take gentle care,

  1. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
  2. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  3. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  4. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
  5. Martie Pollard at Crafty Bandit
  6. Goldie Shaul at Punch and Stamp with Goldie
  7. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  8. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper 
  9. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  10. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  11. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
  12. Christine Winslow at Grandma's Stamping Corner
  13. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  14. Michelle Quinno at Shell's Life
  15. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
  16. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  17. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon
  18. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  19. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  20. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  21. Colleen Mollema at Uncanny Crafting
  22. Amy Lazzell at Just A Thought...Cards by Amy
  23. Maria Flores at Maria's Sandbox
  24. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  25. Christie Crosby at Stampin' Creativity
  26. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  27. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  28. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery's Owlery
  29. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  30. Nicole Watt  at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  31. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine


  1. Sue, I love the flower stamps also! I have more of those than anything else. This particular stamp set is delightful to use. Great idea on using the emboss technique and blender pens! TFS...

  2. Love your embossing! It looks so fresh on your very pretty card.

  3. great, spring flowers!
    paper hugs,

  4. Beautiful. Great idea, embossing with white for this one.

  5. Sooooo pretty - love this technique!

  6. Elegant, clean and simple....just like I like it!!!! Thanks for your inspiration!!!

  7. Hi! Just wanted to let you know that your project is great! Love this stamp set and the colors are perfect!!

  8. What a fun idea! I love the colors and how you used this stamp set!