July 10, 2012


It's time for some fun in the sun with the Pals! Glad you could join us for the Pals Summer Sunshine Blog Hop! You've probably hopped over from Nina Dee's blog, I'm stop number 18 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for summer themed Stampin' Up! projects from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track

The PALS hop today is the theme of summer.  When I think of summer, I always think of flowers.  The card I created today is all about flowers.  The dahlia adornmets added the touch I was looking for!

Here are the items used for the card:
Paper:  Very vanillia, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse cardstock and Comfort Cafe DSP
Stamp Set:  Embellished Events and Curly Cute

Punches: Ornament punch, scallop cornor and decorative label punch
Ink:  Midnight Muse, Gumball green and soft suede
Embellishments:  Dahlia adornments

                                                 Up close view of the vase

I put the "vase" through the bigshot with one of the new embossing folders in the new Stampin' Up! catalog and used a sponge dauber with champange mist on it to give it a little sparkle!

Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Lori Martin, stop number 19 on the Pals Summer Sunshine Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!

  • 1.   Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn

  • 2.   Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping

  • 3.   Angie Blake at AngiesMusings

  • 4.   Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter

  • 5.   Marian Kay at All Aboard the Crafting Train

  • 6.   Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap With Susan

  • 7.   Shannon Jaramillo at ezpeasycards

  • 8.   Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts

  • 9.   Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty

  • 10. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards

  • 11. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers

  • 12. Jen Takacs at Stamped in Full

  • 13. Kimberly Deacon at Delightful Stampin

  • 14. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole

  • 15. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner

  • 16. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps

  • 17. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee

  • 18. Kim Luithle at Kims Stampin Stuff      (ME!)

  • 19. Lori Martin at The Rejoicing PaperCrafter

  • 20. Brian King at Stamp with Brian

  • 21. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the Max

  • 22. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog

  • 23. Kim Czenszak at Live Love

    1. What a clever idea using the Chevron EF on the vase. This is so attractive, Kim.

    2. The chevron embossed vase is so clever . . . using the punch, even more amazing. So pretty!

    3. So many lovely details. I particularly like the top right corner... would never had thought to do that! Great card, Kim!

    4. Kim, where to start?? This card has so many beautiful elements. Love it!! The upper right hand corner is very clever also.

    5. I just love the colors and the sparkle on the vase! Beautiful card!

    6. Super cute! I just wanted to also say that in reading your little blurb at the top of you blog, one would think you were just a basic, boring stamper, but you are anything but. I have enjoyed perusing your blog and have pinned tons of your work for inpiration. You are very talented and I believe, more so than some others who "do this for a living". Thanks for sharing your talents and inspiring me, and I am sure, many others!

      1. Candy,
        Thanks so much for your kind words, you made my day!! You are too kind.

    7. Kim, this is exquisite! I LOVE everything about this card! Chevron to champagne mist ... wowser...I didn't even know we had a champagne mist ... will be checking that out pronto! Just lovely!

    8. Your card has so many great elements but that corner treatment is especially clever. I have that punch and never use it. Now you have me thinking ...


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