August 14, 2012

Pals Holiday Catalog Blog Hop!

Glad you could join us for some holiday crafting with the Stampin' Pretty Pals! You've probably hopped over from Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine! I'm stop number thirty, the final stop 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! projects featuring the new Holiday Catalog! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop line-up at the bottom of this post and you'll be back on track.

My card today features the gorgeous new Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and one of the leaves from the new Wonderfall stamp set. You may know that I am a sucker for all things faux bois and I've become quite partial to typeset as well. It seems like all the items on page 33 of the new Holiday Catalog were made just for me! I literally gasped when I saw the page! :)

I knew that I wanted a card with these two main elements, but the card really began to evolve as I was thumbing through some of my DSP. I came across this gorgeous print in Rich Razzleberry from the International Bazaar DSP and I knew that I wanted a nice piece of it across my card. Everything else just seemed to fall in place from there... I added a piece of Baja Breeze DSP and my sentiment stamped from the Just Believe set. Then I attached my leaf, stamped in Basic Gray ink on Whisper White card stock. I added a quick little flower made with the Floral Fusion Sizzlits die and the Boho Blossoms punch and tucked in some Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon. I like the extra touch of Rich Razzleberry on my card.

Now hop along for more inspiring ideas starting with Lynn Hoyt at Cattail Designs, stop number one on the Pals Holiday Catalog Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!


  1. Lynn Hoyt at Cattail Designs
  2. Shannon Jaramillo at
  3. Debbie Pierce at Stampin Sunshine
  4. Jennifer Takacs at Stamped in Full
  5. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair!
  6. Cathy King at chattycathycardcreations
  7. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  8. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog 
  9. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts 
  10. Mary Fish at Stampin Pretty
  11. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  12. Diane Roberts at Scoreatfourandaquarter
  13. Claire Crotteau-Hutt at stamppaperscissors
  14. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  15. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  16. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin' Space
  17. Naki Rager at My Stampin' Blog
  18. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  19. Kim Luithle at Kim's Stampin Stuff
  20. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikkis Creative Corner
  21. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  22. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  23. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap With Susan
  24. Nicole Watt at Impressions by Nicole
  25. Bobbi Mangas at My Therapy
  26. Angie Blake at Angies Musings
  27. Kris Kilcoyne at Kween Bee Kreations
  28. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  29. Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine
  30. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee


  1. Nina - this is beautiful! I love the white woodgrain and the lovely layers of color and texture.

  2. beautiful. the really cool thing is that the colors don't lock it into autumn (which isn't here yet)!

  3. I never would have put those colors together, but I absolutely LOVE them together! Thanks, Nina! Your hard work paid off, the Blog Hop looks like a huge success!

  4. This is a very pretty, subtle, and calming card. Good job!

  5. Nina, I love the look of this card. It's beautiful!! Clean and crisp and love the color combination.

  6. So pretty, Nina! Love your color combination.

  7. I need that folder....thanks for ALL you do!

  8. Love everything about your card from the paper, design to embellishments. Perfect. clever! Can't wait to see what your future blog entries hold!

  9. Great layout and gorgeous colors!! You've convinced me what the next item I need to order is!!

  10. Beautiful card. Another set to add to my list. Oh my! Thanks for organizing this great blog hop.

  11. Love the texture and LOVE this color combo! Beautiful card!

  12. Gorgeous card! I never would have thought to use the wood grain embossing folder on's beautiful. Thank you so much for all your hard work every month organizing these hops. I think you do a wonderful job! Plus - Happy Belated Birthday!!

  13. Absolutely stunning. Love it all.
    Angela Curry

  14. I wasn't too excited about that folder before but your card has changed my mind...