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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Goodbye September Mini and Hello January Mini - December Blog Hop -




Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team created projects showing “My Favorite Things” from any of the two current catalogs or the upcoming catalog in January. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.


This pack of DSP has to be one of my favorites out of this mini catalog.  It just seems so festive and just all around traditional fun. These cards are simple and fast.  I have had to simplify my taste and style since I went back to work.  Working in a high volume pharmacy at almost 50 hours last week doesn't leave a lot of time to be creative.  It is still therapy for me when I get to play with all my crafting toys.  Even with a simple card the details add so much depth and personality
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Even adding a splash of color to the inside of your card helps add character.  I even thinks its fun to use a white gel pen when leaving a personal message to your recipient. 

Just for fun I add this scrapbook page with the same DSP from the cards!



More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on January 13th when our theme will be Time to Sale-A-Brate.  Participants will showcase tags or 3D items that will be great for gifts for any occasion. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.


Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop Line-up

    1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
    2. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
    3. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
    4. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
    5. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
    6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
    7. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
    8. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
    9. Jeanie H Stark at Just Stampin’
    10. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
    11. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
    12. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
    13. Jennifer Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
    14. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
    15. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
    16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
    17. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
    18. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
    19. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
    20. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
    21. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
    22. Lori Webb at Clever Copies You are Here
    23. Renae Novak at Blessed By Cards w/Renae Novak
    24. Lisa Milligan at Stamp a Rainbow

 

Supply List:

153492     Heartwarming Hugs DSP     $11.50

102482     Real Red Cardstock     $8.75

102584     Garden Green Cardstock     $8.75

153521     Warm Wraps dies        $35.00

153481     Wrapped in Christmas Stamp set     $22.00

153546     Braided linin trim Real Red     $7.00

146924    Real Red Basic Jewels     $7.00

138292     Banner Triple Punch     $23.00








Wednesday, November 11, 2020

November Blog Hop-Designer Series Paper

 

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Pile It On” – showcasing their card/project with layers of DSP and/or embellishments for any occasion. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

This is the time of year, where we get to enjoy the simple beauty of things.  Being grateful for the abundance that life has to offer.  We sometimes get so busy trying to make things more complicated then they need to be and get wrapped up in making thing so prefect.  That's why it's nice when you find a product and a company that makes life easier.  Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper always makes a statement when used as a focal point on any card, scrapbook page or project.  I picked this paper to make my card with simple lines and detail.  Showcasing the beauty of the colors and designs.  I used the matching punched to add the details to the card with the leaves and acorns. Yep! those leaves and acorn details are part of one sheet of  the DSP in the pack.  I used our Shimmery White cardstock to add sparkle to the sentiment and accented it with stitched Layer dies for the frame. Making the final touches with a bit of ribbon and a few Gilded Gems. 



More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on December 9th when our theme is “Goodbye September Mini Catalog and Hello January Mini Catalog.” Participants showcase their favorites from the retiring holiday catalog or new products from the new mini catalog. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop Line-Up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  3. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  4. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  5. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  6. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  7. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  8. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  9. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  10. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  11. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  12. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  13. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  14. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  16. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  17. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  18. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  19. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  20. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  21. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  22. Lori Webb at Clever Copies (You are here)

Supplies used:

155189 Beautiful Autumn Bundle Stamp & Punches            $50.25

153520 Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper     $15.00

151820 Stitched Rectangles                                                     $35.00

153553 Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack         $8.00

152478 Gilded Gems                                                                 $7.00

119686 Early Espresso Cardstock                                           $8.75

119684 Cajun Craze Cardstock                                                $8.75

101910 Shimmery White Cardstock                                        $10.00

147114 Early Espresso Stamp Pad                                          $7.50


 

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

My Happiest Season



Hello and Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team is showcasing “My Happiest Season.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.


Being a mother of 6 girls, I think my favorite might be back to school season.    Truthfully, if I were going to choose it would be Autumn.  It just always feels like your getting a new beginning right before the holidays. This card gives the feeling of summer ending and ready for the start of fall.  
It is a new season.  A perfect opportunity to do something bold, something beautiful! 
-Unknown

https://www.stampinup.com/products/ornate-garden-suite-collection-(en)?demoid=2229045
Ornate Garden Suite
#154153

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on September 9th when our theme is “It’s the Sentiment that Counts.” The Design Team will showcase a sentiment as the focal point of their project. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.


Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  9. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  10. Karen Buttery at Karen On The Lake Stamper
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  13. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  14. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  16. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  17. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  18. Diana Carr at The Secret Life of Paper
  19. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  20. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  21. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose
  22. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  23. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  24. Dacia Smith at My Creative Days
  25. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  26. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  27. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  28. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  29. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  30. Lori Webb at Clever Copies (You are Here)

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Pecan Sugared Coffee Cake





Pecan Sugared Coffee Cake

Ingredients

1 cup salted butter (or 2 sticks)-  I used 2 sticks
1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar
1 large egg lightly beaten
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 + 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Topping + Middle layer

1 cup Pecan- super finely chopped
1 teaspoon cinnamon -( I like it without the cinnamon)
1/2 cup brown sugar - (if you don't like the topping in the middle of the cake only use a 1/4 cup of the sugar to make the topping)

Instructions 

Lightly grease an 8x8" baking pan.*  Preheat oven to 350° F.   Combine butter and sugar in mixer and cream together until fluffy.  In a separate bowl lightly beat egg then add sour cream and vanilla pour in with the creamed sugar and butter.  Chop pecan and add sugar (and cinnamon),
set aside.  In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking soda and baking powder, then add to the butter mixture until all is combined.  Place half the batter in the bottom of a well greased pan, making sure to spread evenly then top with half of the topping mixture.  Repeat with other half of batter and Topping mixture.  Bake in a preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes clean.  * If you double the mixture to make a 9x13 pan add an extra 5 minutes to the baking time.  Ready to serve after cooling about 10-15 minutes. 

I served this on Friday Night when we had our neighbor over for dinner and a game of Dominos.  Everyone seemed to enjoy it alot!  So today I made another one for our Sunday night family dinner.

XOXO- Lori