August 13, 2013

August Blog Hop with the PALs!!

Thank you for joining us for the August Pals Blog Hop. Even though it's only August we want to provide some inspiration for your upcoming holiday projects. This month's blog hop will showcase new products from the 2013 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. We hope you enjoy seeing how we use the new stamps, new punches and other accessories! 
You should have just left stop number 30 on the Pals Hop, Martie Pollard at If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

You know I like the clean and simple, with a little detail to make it all look put together and finished. Today I started with an Old Olive cardstock base and used two of the beautiful DSPs from the Seasons of Style pack. I'm also showing off the awesome Merry Little Christmas stamp set. Doesn't it sit just perfectly with the Oval Framelits?  And today's finishing detail? A little paper piercing on the right side. 

I added a little piercing to the inside as well...

I hope you are having as much fun on this hop as we are!!!

The next stop is Peggy Noe at, stop number 2 on the Pals Blog Hop! 
Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

  1. Colleen Mollema at My Crafty Habit
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  4. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings
  5. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  6. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  7. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  8. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  9. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
  10. Laurie Chilton at Stampin' Ink
  11. Penny Nichols at Sierra Stampin!
  12. Amy Williams at Stampin' on the Range
  13. Shannon Jaramillo at Ezpeasycards
  14. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  15. Nancy Gleason at MyStampinSpace
  16. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  17. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
  18. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  19. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  20. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  21. Brian King at Stamp With Brian
  22. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  23. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  24. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  25. Michelle Gleeson at Stampin Mojo
  26. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
  27. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  28. Lynn Kolcun at Stampin with Avery's Owlery
  29. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin'
  30. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit


  1. Colleen - What a sweet and simple layout! The paper piercing adds a very special touch to this card.

    1. Thank you Brian! I'm really starting to feel at home with the clean and simple cards.

  2. Beautiful! I love how you put the sentiment in the oval. TFS

    1. Thank you Nancy, I was really pleasantly surprised with how well it fit.

  3. Love this stamp! Very pretty card! I really need to get over my fear of paper piercing - it looks like it should be easy but I can never seem to get it right. GREAT JOB!!

    1. Thank you Debbie. My trick is to pierce the corners first, just in case it slips. It makes it very easy to line back up if it does!

  4. very pretty, love the layout.
    hugs, m

  5. Really nice and classy looking. Beautiful!

  6. Very cute...I love the way you used the designer paper...I just love that paper and your clean and simple design is super!

    1. Thank you Susan! This was the first paper I got out of the Holiday catalog!

  7. Classic and beautiful. Great "Finishing Touches".

  8. Clean and simple layout. Great job!

  9. Great holiday card. I really like your popped up "little" in the sentiment. Seeing your card makes me wish I had purchased that stamp!

    1. It's not too late Diane! I think this stamp is really versatile. I plan on playing around with it a little more and see what this little baby can really do! lol

  10. clean and simple but with a great impact!

  11. Love your paper piecing and your color combo is great! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you Laurie! The piercing is becoming one of my favorite details to add.

  12. The paper piercing touch is fantastic. Inside and out!

    1. Thank you Angie! Have you tried it? It's really easy and creates such a great finishing detail.


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