Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Favorite Things Pals Blog Hop


Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “My Favorite Things.” The Design Team will be showcasing their favorite products from any of the current products and you might even see some sneak peeks, as well! We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

The challenge was deciding on a few of my favorite things since there are soooo many when it comes to Stampin' Up! I finally decided to list some of my fav things and this is what popped! One of my favorite things about SU! is their colors and all the coordinating products with those colors. My fav color is purple and Fresh Freesia is my fav purple at the moment. Now this can change any time as I love several more shades of purple. But as the name suggest- Fresh Freesia is fresh and on trend. 

I have here a Fresh Freesia base and used same color card stock to cut my trees from the Christmas Trees dies. I also used this color ink to blend on the Scalloped Contours die. The blending brush I used for blending my background are definately one of my fav new products this year. I also love dies and grab these Scalloped Contours dies all the time. Another favorite thing SU! makes is embossing folders and I have been using this one called Evergreen Forest a lot in the last year. I ran a piece of white card stock through the emboss folder for texture.

 I added the Wonderful Snowflake cut out behind my trees. One of my favorite techniques is the heat emboss and so I grabbed some VeraMark ink and stamped the sentiment from the Banner Year stamp set on Fresh Freesia card stock in white emboss powder.  I hand snipped it out to pop up on my card. Finally, I just love rhinestones and even better, when they are colored rhinestones. I added some Fresh Freesia rhinestones to finish it off. 

So to re-cap just a few of my favorite things: purple (SU! colors), blending brushes, dies, embossing folders, heat embossing, and rhinestones! 

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on January 12th. Our theme will be “Time to Sale-A-Brate” when our Design Team will showcase items from Sale-A-Bration as the focal point of their project.. Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  3. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  4. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  5. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  8. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  9. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  10. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  13. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  14. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  15. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  16. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  17. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  18. Lori Webb at Clever Copies

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful week and a blessed holiday season!

Stamp set: Banner Year
Ink: VersaMark, Fresh Freesia
Paper: Fresh Freesia, Basic White 
Scalloped Contours dies, Christmas Trees dies, Evergreen Forest embossing folder, white embossing powder, heat tool, Fresh Freesia rhinestones, blending brush, Wonderful Snowflake cut out


  1. Purple!! Who knew;) Merry Christmas Windy! Love seeing your stamp on favorite things:)

  2. Love your card Windy! The Fresh Freesia makes beautiful trees.