Families First for the Pals April Blog Hop


Welcome to the Families First Pals Blog Hop for April 2016.  We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects that are all about our families. This is a great time of year to think about what to make for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or upcoming graduations. And, family vacations are just around the corner… how would you want to remember those special family moments? We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

I will admit that this project went into a totally different direction than I originally planned when I signed up to participate with the blog hop this month.  There were several cards I had in mind for various family members.  But events over the past several weeks took up a great portion of my time leaving me very little time to create and craft.  It has been the last five days that were the toughest. It had to do with my oldest Miniature Schnauzer Annie.  Some details are given in a post released late Monday night so no need to repeat that.  However, what I did realize is that I will want to thank the medical personnel who have given her so much care.  So my card is a “Grateful to You” thank you card for taking care of my family member Annie.

Remarkable You, Floral, Grateful, Stampin' Up!

To keep this post brief (you have so many lovely projects to hop along to…), I will give you highlights for the card.  Using one of the floral images from Remarkable You stamp set in Stampin’ Up!’s annual catalog, I stamped the flower and leaves twice onto Shimmery White cardstock using a masking technique, applied clear emboss powder and heat set the images.  Wild Wasabi, Calypso Coral and Mint Macaron inks were applied with an aqua painter.  Card layers include using Basic Black cardstock, Mint Macaron from Color Me Irresistible specialty designer paper and Wild Wasabi cardstock.  I masked the sentiment from the stamp set to obtain just the portion that I wished.  Don’t you love the dotted lace trim and metal rimmed pearls?  A couple of close up pictures…


Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  3. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  4. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping                    <<<         You are here
  5. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  6. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  7. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  8. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin
  10. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  11. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  12. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  13. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  14. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  15. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  16. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  19. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  20. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  21. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  22. Natalie Bradley at NatalieBradley.com
  23. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  24. Karen Zaring Browning at Karen Zaring Browning
  25. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  26. Debbie Crowley at Expressivley Deb

14 thoughts on “Families First for the Pals April Blog Hop

  1. Susan Itell

    Oh Katie… I know well too well what you were going through. We have had a very tough time with our dogs as well. On a bright note this card is absolutely beautiful and I think we both know it will Bring joy to the wonderful people that take care of our four-legged family members. I am thinking and praying for you.

  2. Windy Ellard

    Your card is beautiful and I am so sorry about all that has been giving you much stress and anxiety this week….praying for you and your Annie too!

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