Wednesday, August 11, 2021

My Happiest Season - Pal's Blog Hop


Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “My Happiest Season”. 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.

My favorite season is a close tie between summer and fall.  I love the beach, swimming, flip flops, etc., but the fall is so pretty, especially in New England where I live.  The leaves are just gorgeous!!  So, I made one for each season.  Then I showed my son two cards to choose from for fall (first two).  He and I picked a different one, so I've posted both.  Please let me know your favorite!! 

The first is on a Crumb Cake base, embossed with the Bark folder.  I used my Blender Brushes with Rich Razzleberry, Mango Melody, and Bumblebee.  Then I stamped the trees from Welcoming Woods (Holiday mini catalog).  I mounted it on Rich Razzleberry, added a tag from Tailor Made Tags, and tied some Linen Thread on it.












For this one, I started with a Mango Melody base, used Blending Brushes in Rich Razzleberry, Mango Melody, Bumblebee, and Crumb Cake.  The sentiment is from Welcoming Woods and it was cut with Stitched So Sweetly dies.















For my summer card, I chose Pale Papaya for the base and Flirty Flamingo for the panel. Balmy Blue, Flirty Flamingo, Pale Papaya were my blending colors, with a bit of Crumb Cake on the ground.  This sentiment piece is from the Pierced Bloom Dies and I tucked a piece of Fine Art ribbon under it.  If you zoom, you might see the Wink of Stella that is spattered over it.









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 September 8th. Our theme will be “Focus on the Sentiment” when our Design Team creates a project showcasing a sentiment as the focal point of their project. Until then, have fun in your craft space.


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35 comments:

Amanda Howard said...

The colors are amazing on this card!

SueS said...

You captured the rich New England autumnal colors. Pretty.

Pamela said...

Wow! Beautiful colors.

Deb Stamps Life, LLC Deb Walker said...

Beautiful work here! Always a pleasure to see how you put your own stamp on our Pals Hop! What you wrote about the in-between time really resonates with me! Couldn't have put it better;) Be Well Friend!

Michelle Quinno said...

Thanks so much!

Michelle Quinno said...

Thanks so much, my friend! Wish you still lived here!

Michelle Quinno said...

Thank you so much, Amanda!!

Michelle Quinno said...

Thank you very much, Sue!

Su Mohr said...

Gorgeous blending of colors, Michelle! I want the Welcoming Woods Stamp!

Mary Hanson said...

Beautiful projects with this set! I love how you offset the panel on the first card -- so artistic and pretty!

Windy Ellard said...

All these are awesome esp the sentiment placements. I will be casing!

Michelle Quinno said...

Thank you so much, Su! You need this one!!

Michelle Quinno said...

Thank you, Mary!! You made my day!

Michelle Quinno said...

Thanks so much, Windy! I appreciate your kind comments!

p.s. Blogger is being weird. Can't comment on each person's comment.

Rae said...

Fantastic blending Michelle! Always love a beautiful sunset. Thank you for hopping with your Pals.

Rosanne Mulhern said...

Each of these cards are amazing. Your blending is just beautiful!l

Happy Little Crafter said...

Stunning blending talents and such a perfect design and layout for the fall. TFS!

AnnM said...

Don't ask me to choose. I love them both. The blended backgrounds remind me of the colors of each of the seasons. Mother Nature does provide a spectacular show.

Michelle Quinno said...

Thanks so much, Rae!!

Michelle Quinno said...

Thank you, Rosanne!!

Michelle Quinno said...

Thanks so much! You made my day!

Michelle Quinno said...

Thank you, Ann!!

Melissa Seplowitz said...

Gorgeous card Michelle! Your blended background is so pretty.

Michelle Quinno said...

Thanks so much, Melissa!!

Debbie Crowley said...

Michelle, this is a beautiful showcase of the stamp set, and your blended background is absolutely amazing. You used your ink and blending brushed so perfectly! Love it.

Peggy Noe said...

Beautiful blending Michelle!

Debbie Mageed said...

Oh, Michelle, this is the best card I've seen with this stamp set. I just love your ink blending!! Thank you for joining the hop this month!

Lazy Daze Stampin' said...

Lovely blending! Thank you for sharing.

Michelle Quinno said...
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Michelle Quinno said...

Thank you so much, Debbie !!

Michelle Quinno said...

Thank you, Peggy!

Michelle Quinno said...

Debbie, thank you so much for your kind comments!

Michelle Quinno said...

Thank you, Megan!!

Beth McCullough said...

All your cards are beautiful Michelle! It would be hard to pick a favorite.

Michelle Quinno said...

Thanks so much, Beth! You made my day!!