Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Pals February Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals February Blog Hop. This month we are excited to share with you what we love about Stampin' Up! - our stamps, tools, accessories and techniques.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events, # 17,on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

What I love about Stampin' Up! is...everything! But, seriously, what I love about Stampin' Up is the way everything matches. And when I say everything, I mean everything. The inks match card stock, designer series paper, ribbons, embellishments and more. Stamp images match designer papers, punches, and framelits.  You just can't go wrong.

When I was was learning about stamping, I was very unsuccessful at making a nice looking card.  Once I was introduced to Stampin' Up!, I was able to produce a beautiful result, because the elements of the card matched perfectly.  And, I didn't have to drive around town from store to store searching for a ribbon that would match an ink that would match the card stock.  

So, if you are new to stamping, select a stamp set and a color (any color) and some basic supplies,  and you will achieve beautiful results.  If you are not new to stamping you will appreciate all the matching elements Stampin' Up! has to offer.

Here are two cards that use the same color card stock, ink and ribbon, Primrose Petals and the same stamp set, Blooming with Kindness.  Blooming with Kindness is a great set because in addition to an image, it also includes sentiments for birthdays, thank you cards and cards to show support. This is a beautiful and versatile set that is a go-to set for me when I want to send a formal thank you, etc. 

Here are two similar but different cards, using matching elements.

So this is one of the many things I love about Stampin' Up! With some white card stock, some basic black ink and one additional color of card stock, matching ink and ribbon, it is possible to easily produce professional quality designs. Thank you Stampin' Up!

The next stop is Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations, #19 on the Pals Blog Hop!

Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you next month.

  1. Kerry Willard Bray at  Peonies and Paper Chains
  2. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  3. Janice Warhank at  Janice's Papercraft Playground
  4. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
  5. Michelle Gleeson at  StampinMojo
  6. Marlene Heringer at So Many Toys So Little Time
  7. Linda Callahan at  Stampin' Seasons
  8. Katy McGloin at  Just Fun Stamping 
  9. Susan Itell at  Simple Stampin
  10. Nicole Watt at  Pixel Maven's Retreat
  11. Rae Harper-Burnet at  Wild West Paper Arts
  12. Sherrie Gross at  Stampin Sunshine
  13. Mary Fish at  Stampin' Pretty
  14. Peggy Noe at  prettypapercards.com
  15. Donna Kopenski at  craftycardmaker
  16. Maggie Mata at  Maggie Made Cards
  17. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  18. Diane Roberts at  Score at Four and a Quarter
  19. Lisa Ann Bernard at  Queen B Creations
  20. Jackie Diediker at Stampin Jackie
  21. Alison Bilohlavek at ribbon and brad
  22. Kelly DeTommaso at  Kelly's Creative Corner
  23. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  24. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings
  25. Dawn Tidd at  Tiddbits from Dawn
  26. Shirley Sumption at  Look at my Cute Stuff
  27. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper


  1. Color consistency is possibly my favorite thing about Stampin' Up! products, too. Love these cards, Diane.

  2. Beautiful, Diane! The color coordination is one of the best things about Stampin' Up!

  3. Stunning Diane. It's cards like these that show how powerful our coordinating colors can be. And it makes it easy to share SU with new crafters. Bravo!!!

  4. Both cards are simply beautiful, Diane!

  5. Absolute elegance, Diane! Well done showing the coordination and class in these products!

  6. Love the red and white! Beautiful birthday card!

  7. What beautiful monochromatic cards, Diane!

  8. So clean and elegant. I love red, white and especially the pop of black on the 2nd card.

  9. great way to show versatility! I love them both.
    hugs, m

  10. Diane these cards are so crisp and pretty! Love that you showed two options using all the same products!

  11. I just love these cards...so stunning...great use of the white and red. I will definitely being CASEing these. :)

  12. Gorgeous flower. Love the red/black combination Diane.

  13. Great cards and use of that pretty stamp!!

  14. Simple and lovely, and a great choice of stamps. I love what you said about black and white and a pop of color makes a great card anytime. Love yours.