2015janhop_badgeWelcome to the first Pals Blog Hop of 2015. We hope your new year is off to a great creative start. To celebrate the start of a new Stampin’ Up! year, we are showcasing products from our newest catalog this month – the Occasions catalog. You may also see new Sale-a-bration products too. If you don’t know how to earn free Sale-a-bration products – contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator to learn more.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events, stop number 28 on our hop. Use the full lineup below to move along from blog to blog so you see all of the new projects.


We were asked to use something we loved out of the new Stampin’ Up! 2015 Occasions catalog.  My favorite thing so far is the Sheltering Tree stamp set.  It’s adorable – it comes with the tree trunk and branches and a separate stamp for leaves (or snow), a swoosh that can be the ground, some grass, a rake, bike, a swing, snow, leaves and 5 sentiments.  It contains 14 pieces in all and is in photopolymer, so layering the stamps is super easy!

bicycleAs you can see here, the bicycle (stamped in Tuxedo Black ink) and the frame (stamped in Real Red) are two different stamps that are layered one on top of the other – where the totally clear stamp is super helpful!  I think it looks much more realistic in the two colors.

The card base is Basic Black (8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″) and a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White card stock. My tree was stamped in Basic Grey, the ground in Smokey Slate, the bike as above and the sentiment in Real Red ink.  I punched the hearts out of Real Red card stock with the heart from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and adhered them to the tree with glue dots.

I just love that I was able to get the cool winter scene with the black and greys and then that pop of red to make give it a Valentines Day look.  Super cute!

The next stop is Candy Ford at Stamp Candy, stop number 30 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I’ll see you next month.

2015janhop_back2015janhop_nextFinal Line-up

  1. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  2. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  3. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  4. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  5. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  6. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  7. Rae Harper at WildWestPaperArts.com
  8. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  11. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  12. Jane Knudsen at www.seejanestamp.com
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  14. Michelle Quinno at Shell’s Life
  15. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  16. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Blog
  17. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  18. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  19. Laurie Chilton at Stampin’ Ink
  20. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  21. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com
  22. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  23. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  24. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  25. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  26. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  27. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  28. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  29. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  30. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  31. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits From Dawn
  32. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
  33. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  34. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  35. Shannon K Jaramillo at Shannon Kay Paperie
  36. Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
  37. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  38. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  39. Pamela Sadller at Stampin Pink Rose
  40. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  41. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon

Happy Stamping,
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