September 11, 2012



Glad you could join us for some fun fall crafting with the Stampin' Pretty Pals! You've probably hopped over from Peggy Noe's blog, I'm stop number 19 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 Stampin' Up! fall projects! 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

I made two cards today.  I used one of my all time favorite stamp sets; "Lovely as a Tree".  I stamped the tree with black stazon ink, then I used 3 different colors of Stampin' Up! ink with a blender pen and colored in the foliage of the tree.  The trees here in North Dakota are starting to change colors.  This big tree reminds me of the colors around here.

The new designer series paper (Naturals Composition) with the wood grain embossing already on it was just the perfect paper for my card.

Here is the second card I made.  I layered the tree on 3 different layers of paper.  I added the pearls on the bottom for the finishing touch.

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of your blog hop tour!

Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Lori Martin, stop number 20 on the Pals Fall Flair Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!

  1. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  2. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  3. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX
  4. Claire Crotteau-Hutt at stamppaperscissors
  5. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap With Susan
  6. Nicole Picadura at Scraps and Stamps
  7. Bobbi at My Therapy
  8. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  9. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  10. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  11. Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine
  12. Lynn at Cattaildesigns
  13. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  14. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  15. Naki Rager at ...notes from Naki
  16. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  17. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  18. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  19. Kim Luithle at Kim's Stampin Stuff   YOU ARE HERE
  20. Lori Martin at The Rejoicing Papercrafter
  21. Diane Roberts at scoreatfourandaquarter
  22. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  23. Kris Kilcoyne at Kween Bee Kreations
  24. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair!
  25. Jennifer Takacs at Stamped in Full
  26. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping


  1. Kim, your color shading is wonderful! Liked the combination of colors and DSP too!

  2. Nice cards, Kim. I love that Naturals Composition DSP too, it looks great with your gorgeous images!

  3. Beautiful coloring on your tree. You captured fall perfectly with every aspect of your card. That Oak Tree is my go-to stamp for sympathy cards also - love your layout!

  4. beautiful use of the naturals composition paper in your card . . . the perfect complement to the tree stamp.

  5. Wow! I love the details in this card, Kim. So much to see, but beautifully done so that it still has the peaceful feeling one wants in a sympathy card.

  6. Very beautiful Kim. This paper is perfect for the stamp. Great job of distressing. TFS

  7. Beautiful cards. I love the little bit of first edition paper peeking out of the corner. Many lovely details!

  8. Two beautiful cards. I love the layering that you did on both the flags and for the tree.

  9. Wonderful cards and using one of my favorite sets as well. Thank you for sharing with us!

  10. Beautiful coloring and the rustic looks so reminds me of Fall. Very lovely!

  11. Kim, aka. Blog number 19 on the fall fun blog hop, thank you for sharing your beautiful sorrow card. Sadly at times these setiments are needed. You did a wonderful job with your card.

  12. Beautiful card. This has to be my favorite stamp set from SU of all times. It's a classic and you've done a great job with your cards.

  13. This comment is based on the pinwheel card Mary Fish posted on her blog. I like the pinwheel pattern, too. How did you create the "soft" looks on the pinwheel and on the design the pinwheel is adhered. AND, I'm mostly a hobby demo. Remember-Stampin Up My Way-keep making it work for you.


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