Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Pals 10th Anniversary Blog Hop - Critters!

Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. This month we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Pals Blog Hop with “Critters” from the Stampin’ Pretty Pals. Many of the design team members are offering “Mystery Blog Candy” of their choice to 1 lucky winner. To play along, just leave a comment on as many blog posts as desired. A random winner will be announced on a subsequent blog post by each participating design team member. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Love the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Paper and all of the possible creative things that can be done!  

I decided to dig out my brayer and some ink pads and created a special background that included some lovely spring colors.  My "critters" include the ornate Butterflies from the Butterfly Gala Photopolymer Stamp Set.

A little "brayer-ing" to the envie and this card is in the bag!

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 8th, for our “Special Occasions” blog hop when our Design Team showcase projects for weddings, graduation, anniversary, baby, Mother’s/Father’s Day or any special occasion. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty  First Hop – January 2010
  2. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts First Hop – May 2011
  3. Brian King at Stamp with Brian First Hop – June 2012
  4. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards First Hop – September 2012
  5. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping First Hop – March 2013
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping First Hop – March 2013
  7. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations First Hop – August 2013
  8. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair First Hop – April 2014
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’ First Hop – May 2014
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom First Hop – September 2014
  11. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity First Hop – January 2015
  12. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose First Hop – January 2015
  13. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs First Hop – June 2015
  14. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds First Hop – July 2015
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit First Hop – September 2015
  16. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’ First Hop – August 2016
  17. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’ First Hop – September 2016
  18. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping First Hop – April 2017
  19. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot! First Hop – May 2017
  20. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art First Hop – June 2017
  21. Leah O’Brien at Ink, Paper, Stamps, Oh My! First Hop – February 2018
  22. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink First Hop – June 2018
  23. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen First Hop – October 2019
  24. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink First Hop – November 2019
  25. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping First Hop – January 2020
  26. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life First Hop – March 2020

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  1. I have been wanting to see more of this unique paper! Thanks for sharing your technique... very nicely done!

  2. The colors you chose for the background were perfect for a Springtime vibe. Lovely!

  3. It's always great to see how each of us puts our own stamp on things and I love how you incorporated the new foils DSP into your critter project!

  4. Love that you chose the geometric design DSP foil paper. I’ve seen lots of projects with the flowers, but almost none with the design you chose. It works perfectly as a counterpoint to the delicate butterflies and the gathered ribbon. Great card

  5. Thanks for the idea for using this paper that just arrived at my house.

  6. Just learned something new! Wow your envelope is a delightful new technique for me. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Love what you did with that foil paper. The card is just absolutely gorgeous.

  8. Nice card! Thanks for sharing. Loving this paper!

  9. Wow! Loving that paper. It has so many different looks.

  10. Leah, very pretty and I love the brayering of the DSP and envelope!

  11. I'm so excited to receive the Flowering Foil DSP! I don't have a brayer...but you may have convinced me I need one!

  12. My Flowering Foil is on order; can't wait to get it as I have seen some beautiful cards using it, yours incxluded.

  13. Lovely bkgd paper and beautiful card.

  14. I like using the brayer on the new DSP, adding the color seems to bring out the foil lines and images.
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful ideas.

  15. Pretty card! Great idea to brayer the foil paper! I will have to try this.

  16. I love the designer series paper.

  17. What you did with the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Paper is awesome!

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  18. Beautiful use of the new Sale-A-Bration foil, Leah!

  19. Love the use of the brayer on the foil dsp and the colors that you selected. And I always love butterflies are a card

  20. Beautiful card! I love the blended color on the foil dsp! Gorgeous colors and design.

  21. Love your use of the flowering foil. Can't wait to give it a go!

  22. WOW! This is fancy schmancy! Awesome card!!


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