Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is a Color Challenge.


Using Crumb Cake, Mango Melody, Cajun Craze and Mossy Meadow, the Design Team has created some great projects that you will all want to see. We hope that you will be inspired by all the amazing creations! As you hop from blog to blog, we would love for you to leave a comment. Then, you will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I was playing with the Happy Forest Friends Designer Paper over the weekend, when Brown Bear, Red Fox, and Golden Owl said it was about time I used the stamps!

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Forest Friends


My forest friends heard that the Pals Blog Hop was a color challenge, and thought they were the perfect colors. Brown Bear said to stamp him in Crumb Cake Ink, Red Fox said Cajun Craze, of course, and Golden Owl claimed Mango Melody. 


After using their stamps from the Happier Than Happy Stamp Set, they asked me to cut them free from the Basic White Cardstock using their Happy Forest Dies. Plus, Golden Owl said she needed a perch, so I stamped a tree stump in Crumb Cake Ink, and used its die for cutting. This made her very happy.


The fourth color in the challenge was Mossy Meadow, and just right for a forest background. First, I cut Basic White Cardstock with the largest Deckled Rectangles Die, and embossed it with the Leaf Fall Embossing Folder. Then, I used a Blending Brush and Mossy Meadow Ink for coloring. This layer was glued to a Mossy Meadow card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″. The forest friends were delighted that I made them feel at home.


Brown Bear said he wanted to welcome everyone to their forest! For the sentiment, he said I should stamp “welcome” from their stamp set in Mossy Meadow Ink, and use a Happy Forest Die for cutting. He even suggested I tie it to his paw with Linen Thread, which I thought was a great idea. 

Suddenly, Golden Owl said their card needed one more thing. She flew off, and came back with a Fine Sparkle Gem, which she placed on the welcome tag. She declared the card was complete, now that a gem matched her beautiful Mango Melody feathers. 


Thanks so much for visiting my blog. You can see I’m happy, cuddling with Lily, who is one month in this picture.


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 November 9th when the theme will be Home for the Holidays.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb …
  3. Rae Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  4. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  5. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  8. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  10. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  11. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  12. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  13. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  14. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  15. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art.   ***YOU ARE HERE***
  16. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  17. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  18. Lori Webb at Clever Copies


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