Hopping with Pals: Great Family Occasions Cards

   Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Great Family Occasions.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.


    How's Life Friends?

   I always enjoy blog hopping with the Pals, and this month I've decided to showcase the Welcoming Window for my Mother's Day cards! I've been privileged to have lived all over the country, and I've had the chance to make friends in many places. 



   New Mexico's beauty stays with me still. The architecture, the building materials, the landscape, the colors, and the sunrises. I have only to close my eyes to see them and be filled with peace.

   It inspired me to create this:



   I used Stampin' Blends on white cardstock to mimic a sunrise reflected in the window. Calypso Coral in the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder creates a lovely adobe, and the coordinating shutter dies in Pacific Point frame the window die cut with that high desert blue.

   The cacti are from the Flowering Cactus Product Suite--retiring soon--and the Crushed Curry sentiment is cut with the Many Messages die. 






   I plan on making other scenes for friends in Florida, Washington, North Carolina, Maine, Arizona, Colorado, and.....Check back tomorrow if you like to see some other ideas!

   Nothing says family like anything to do with Mother. If you happen to be one, a Happy Mother's Day to you!
   
   Be Well Friends!


   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 our next blog hop on May 12th when our theme is “2021-2023 New In Colors” when our Design Team creates a project with the new family of In Colors for any occasion. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  4. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  5. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  6. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  7. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  9. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  10. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  11. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life YOU ARE HERE:)
  12. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  13. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  14. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  16. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  17. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  18. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  19. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  20. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  21. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  22. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  23. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  24. Lisa Milligan at Stamping Made Simple
  25. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  26. Annette Elliott at AEstamps a Latte

Comments

  1. WOW!! Your sunset is Amazing!! A very special card!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Jackie and leaving kind words--I was surprised at how vivid the sunset coloring came out, and when I placed the diecut over it there was magic...it just glows!

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  2. What a beautiful and special card!!

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    1. To be inspiring is the highest compliment I can receive! Be well Friend!

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  4. Fantastic sunrise using Stampin' Blends. At first glance, I thought you used DSP! So realistic and your card really pops!

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to comment Annette! I was surprised at how it just glows when I hold it:) Would you believe it took only a few minutes to get it to look like that with the Stampin' Blends? It was the Mango that really made it sing:) Be well Friend!

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  5. Great card Deb! You really managed to capture that gorgeous sunset. Beautiful!!

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  6. Deb, this is such a wow card! I love your colors and how you created a scene from your real life experience :) Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Isn't it just one of the best things about art to recreate special moments in our lives? Thanks taking the time to comment, and be well friend!

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  7. Just gorgeous! So glad I clicked through to see it. Wonderful work on the colors!

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    1. I'm glad you did too:) Thanks so much for taking the time to leave lovely words! Be well friend!

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  8. Deb, what a striking sunset. This is absolutely beautiful and I marvel that you were able to create this with blends. Great Job!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Pal! It was actually really easy because the blends are very forgiving/blendable;)

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  9. So Fun to see your inspiration, Deb! It's gorgeous! I'm looking forward to seeing your other scenes for friends!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Su! Hope to "see" you tomorrow;) Be well Pal!

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  10. So cute! Great card, Deb!

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  11. Love that sunset window...how awesome!

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  12. What wonderful inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Inspiration is my highest pursuit! Thanks for taking the time to comment:) Be well Friend!

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  13. You truly nailed the sunset, and the whole New Mexico vibe, with your card. So pretty!

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    1. Thank you:) It's easy to be artful with Nature as a muse. Be well friend!

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  14. What a great idea with this bundle, Deb! Love it all - so creative! Thank you for being part of the April blog hop!

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    1. Always my pleasure Friend! Thanks for taking the time to comment--be Well!

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  15. Love the inspiration and the project Deb. I have to agree about New Mexico. It has a way of grabbing one's soul. Thank you for hopping with us this month.

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    1. Thanks Rae--for your part in organizing the Hop and for your kind words!

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  16. What an amazing view out that window, Deb. I have never been to New Mexico, but you make me want to experience it. A wonderful way to inspire. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you! It's a place that just has a way of reminding you how old the Earth is...I recommend visiting during the Balloon Festival and the Glowdeo;) I'm so happy I could inspire!

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