February 11, 2015

Pal's Blog Hop

Welcome to the February Pals Blog Hop. This month we are sharing what we love - our favorite Stampin' Up! products and our favorite crafting techniques.
You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations. Use the full lineup below to move along from blog to blog so you see all of the new projects.
I like to buy stamps that are versatile and fun to play with - that's what stamping is all about in my book! The Work of Art stamp set is one of my favorites. The possibilities with this set are ENDLESS!! If you don't own it yet, it really is a must have. Click on the photo at the bottom of my post to purchase the set. My March class will be featuring this stamp set.
My absolute favorite thing about Stampin' Up! products is the color coordination offered from card stock to ink to dsp and all the embellishments. If you like a monochromatic look, SU! product will give you stunning results.
Some stampers have difficulty putting together color schemes for their projects. SU! has a Color Coach that is a great tool. It gives you 2 trios of colors and one duo for most of the color options. It's kind of fun to pick a Color Coach card, any card and start creating! Don't own the Color Coach yet? Look no further than your catalog...
Another great resource for color combinations is your package of DSP!

TIP: When looking for color combinations for your project, go to your catalogs and check out the Designer Series Paper choices. Each DSP pack will list the colors used in the paper designs; pick any combo and you can't lose! Finish off your project with a 6'x6' piece of the coordinating DSP to line your envelope - it's definitely a WOW!
In this card I used Tangelo Twist, Night of Navy and Crushed Curry, all included in the Birthday Bash DSP. This card came together so quickly that I surprised myself! I finished it off with 3 Crushed Curry Candy Dots - an inexpensive way to add the perfect finishing touch to your projects.

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Be sure to stop back tomorrow to check out the Pal's Paper Arts Challenge.
The next stop is Amy Hoptay at Inking of you  on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I'll see you next month.

Until then, take gentle care,

  1. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
  2. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
  3. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  4. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  5. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping  YOU ARE HERE
  6. Amy Hoptay at Inking of you
  7. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  8. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  9. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  10. Rae Harper at WildWestPaperArts.com
  11. September Gray at www.septembergray.com
  12. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  13. Becky Volpp at inkblossomwithbecky.com
  14. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  15. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  16. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  17. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  18. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  19. Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
  20. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  21. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  22. Amy Whelan at Amy's Inklings
  23. Karen Hallam at Karen's Blog
  24. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  25. Shannon K Jaramillo at Shannon Kay Paperie
  26. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com
  27. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  28. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  29. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  30. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  31. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
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  1. Very cute card, Sue! Love that you decorate the inside too.

  2. Fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing Sue!

  3. Love that you said "Hi".... cute idea, Sue!

  4. Sue, You're such an original! I love it!

  5. very artsy! so many good suggestions too!

  6. How wonderful - love that stamp set and it does not get enough love - this will help those of us making our way across this delightful Blog Hop! Wonderful and thank you for your suggestions and tips!

  7. What a fun idea! I love the colors too!