Pals 10th Anniversary Hop!!!


BLOG CANDY/WINNER CLICK HERE

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.
   
   Hello Pals Hoppers! Pleased to meet you if this is the first time you've visited here! 

   For the critter challenge I couldn't resist showcasing birds. I thought I'd share a simply lovely design using the stamp set Free As A Bird and our Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper. I've been lucky to share an interest in birding with my son, and we marvel watching our feathered friends in the wild. 

   Here I layered a bit of fussy cutting [which I love to be doing while listening to my favorite radio shows, a podcast, or perhaps a morning news show] with a Pinewood Planks embossed background, and a Stitched Nested Label die cut sentiment to create a special birthday card for my friend just moved back to the states. 


Inside of card

   Thanks for hanging in to see this last stop on the hop! I have something fun to give away, so leave me a comment telling me how you put your own stamp on life. It could be about anything...favorite bird, things you love to do, kids, grandkids, best dish you make, favorite book...it's all about how we each make a unique contribution to the world just by being ourselves! 

   *The winner will be drawn on Friday, and prize/eligibility is limited to USA shipping addresses only. Thanks for your understanding! 
   
   Make a great day everyone!



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. 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[YOU ARE HERE]

Comments

  1. Very, very pretty card. Love birds!

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    1. Thanks Pat! [and you are the 'early bird' as the first to comment--which I appreciate!]

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  2. You are well-placed to be hopping with the this talented group of Pals! It was definitely worth it to “hang in” until your post. Lovely card (inside, too!) Can’t wait to see what you do in April~

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    1. I can hardly wait...thanks again for stopping by, and for your kind words:)

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  3. I put my stamp on life by being creative and sharing cards with many people on my journey. Each card is a treasure, and this act of kindness is well received.

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing! It's why I was so drawn to stamping...creating something with someone in mind for some reason: it's a tangible vessel of love!

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  4. Perfect background to make your birds "sing"!
    I put my stamp on life by pouring as much time and love as I have into my two grandsons. I also donate a lot of my cards and share what I learn about card making with fellow crafting sisters.

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    1. Nice! Thanks for taking the time to comment:) I love puns and wordplay [there are a few posts on my blog about that] and appreciate your enthusiasm! Keep on filling those grandsons up--it makes for such a better world!

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  5. I absolutely your creation! so very soft and chic!

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    1. CONGRATULATIONS! You are my blog candy winner. See today's post for details and prize reveal and please email me with your info so I can send it to you!

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  6. Love your card, the colors are so pretty.

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    1. Your kind words make my day! May yours be lovely too:)

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  7. I love the pink woodgrain background. I would have never thought of using a color other than brown for the wood. It really adds such an unexpected layer to this card!

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    1. I love using color texture backgrounds...blues just make a card beachy, and I used red wood texture for my Christmas cards this year [check my Instagram!] Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your kind thoughts!

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  8. Your fussy cutting is amazing! I love these birds, too, and your layout is perfection.

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    1. thanks for your kind words and for stopping by today!

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  9. Such a pretty card. Welcome to your first hop. Look forward to more cards from you.

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    1. Thanks Phyllis! I look forward to getting to know everyone!

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  10. I love birds...watch them everyday. Your colors are fantastic!

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  11. Nice card. Hadn't thought of using the wood grain embossing folder for a background. Great idea.

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    1. Let me know how you put your own stamp on the wood background?!

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  12. Love the Bird Ballad suite!!! Your card is so pretty!

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  13. This set is so versatile. I don't usually buy stamps that I have to color...I am not so good at that. But I love this one and you are an inspiration.

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    1. Check back for some coloring ideas! It's easier than you think:)

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  14. Very pretty card. Love how you added stamping to the inside also!

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    1. I usually don't stamp inside except for sentiment...the birds inspired me:)

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  15. Beautiful bird card! I'm a Christian so hopefully I make my stamp on life around me by doing the best I can to represent Jesus everywhere I go. (I'm not sure I always do but it is my goal!)

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    1. Thanks for sharing Beth! The goal to spread joy and love never falls short! Thank you for your kindness.

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  16. Deb, you have got some mad fussing cutting skills....you go girl! Beautiful card! I believe in putting my stamp on the world via kindness. A little bit of kindness goes a long way.

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    1. Kindness makes the world! Thanks for stopping in!

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  17. I never mind some fussy cutting...and I see you don't either! This is really a great card--well done!

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    1. My name is Deb...and I am a fussy cutter! Thanks for the kind words!

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  18. I love birds and your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I've always thought of birds as messengers of joy! Thanks for hopping!

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  19. Deb, this card is gorgeous! I absolutely love this suite and your choice of colors and details have really showcased how every stamper should have it. I am so happy that you joined the hop and really hope to see you next month! Great job!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie! I'm happy to be part of the Pals!

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  20. Very pretty card. I love this Bird Ballad stamps.

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    1. I see something new each time I look at it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  21. This is a lovely card. I'm smitten with this suite.

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    1. I love that you were smitten...no higher praise! Thanks for stopping by to say hi!

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  22. I love your card. I never would have thought to do the background in the pink woodgrain, but it totally works. My passion right now is taking care of my two grandsons ages 6 and 3. A quote I saw recently sums it up: "Being with children takes me out of my head and forces me into the moment." So true.

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    1. You go girl! Shower those young lives with love and joy!

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  23. Oh my goodness, this is a perfect card in every way. The woodgrain is so nice with the card lay out. I would not have even given it a thought to use femine colors with the woodgrain EF.

    Thanks so much for sharing this and the details.

    I am looking forward to seeing many more of your cards.

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    1. Glad I could inspire...it's the breath of life [from the Latin] Thank you for your kind words:)

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  24. I love to stamp and send cards to family and friends.

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  25. First, I love your card! The fussy cut birds and the pink background are great! I put my "stamp" on life by sending cards, quilting ( a newly acquired hobby), singing and investing time in my boys.

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    1. I hear quilting keeps one out of trouble;) Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks for investing in those boys and others!

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  26. Such a lovely card with SO much detail (including the embossing folder).
    Carol B. @ cbusby20@yahoo.com

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  27. Love this card. Makes me so ready for Spring!!

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    1. I'm ready too, but there's a blizzard coming! thanks for hopping!

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  28. This is such a lovely card. I love the bird ballad dsp - who doesn't - and you showcased it very well. The embossed card on which the birds are placed is lovely and such a great color.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words and for stopping by!

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  29. Love your colors and that embossed background.

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  30. Do a good deed everyday if you can is my motto. Beautiful cards. I love birds.

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    1. I bet you spread cheer just like birds do! Thanks for spreading kindness.

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  31. Card is beautiful. Putting my stamp on printing my own sayings inside the card! Like to make each unique to the person receiving it!

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    1. I love to do that too...and also just in designing a card for a special person/reason! Thanks for stopping by--hope to see you again!

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  32. Love the birds and this is a beautiful design. It's so fun looking at your past designs too :)

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to get to know me a bit Amy! Hope to 'see you around!'

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  33. I don’t know why I haven’t ordered this dsp yet, but yr card convinces me I need to! My stamp on life is to be positive and encouraging to everyone I meet. I hope it helps them to love life!

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    1. Thanks for these words Georgia! I am in business to help others now I'm an 'empty nester,' and helping people see how unique they are is why I'm here! Thanks for helping me in this mission!

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  34. Oh what an amazing card! Stunning composition and layers of elements - wow!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Dana! Hope you keep coming back to visit:)

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  35. Thanks to EVERYONE for your kind words and for the way you put your own stamp on life to make the world a better place!

    The Mystery Blog Candy winner comment has been drawn and I will post later this afternoon to reveal all.

    Thanks again and keep putting your own stamp on life!

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