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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Pals Fond Farewell Hop


Welcome to the Stampin' Pretty Pals June Hop! This month we are saying good bye to some of our old friends, the 30 colors retiring in Stampin'Up!'s Color Renovation. If you hopped over from Margaret Moody's site, www.margaretmoody.typepad.com, I'm stop number 17 on the Pals Hop.

You are in for a treat today! All 17 Stampin'Up! demonstrators have come up with some amazing projects using the retiring colors. If you should hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-Up and you'll be back on track.

In honor of the retiring colors, we're offering Blog Candy at each of the 17 stops along the hop. Each Stampin' Pretty Pal has a specific question for you to leave a comment about. Answer every one and have 17 chances to win some great Stampin'Up! goodies!


This vase is bursting with flowers using the Simple Flower and Flower Burst Embosslit Dies and the Big Shot. My mom tried very hard to teach me "flower arranging" but never using paper crafted flowers. I chose to use retiring colors from the Bold Brights family, YoYo Yellow, Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Orchid Opulence, Lovely Lilac, Brillant Blue, and Tempting Turquoise. Mingled in amongst the flowers are some Glorious Green leaves punched out with the 5-Petal Flower punch.

The vase was created using a piece of Vellum card stock that is 5" along the top and 3" along the bottom. I scored the two sides at 1/8", bent them back and attached them to a piece of Whisper White card stock using Glue Dots (only along the sides). The vase is 3-D and not flush against the card. Before scoring it, I took Ballet Blue ink and sponged it on the Vellum to imitate water. Behind the vase I attached small strips of Glorious Green stems. To give my flowers some depth I used Glue Dots and Stampin' Dimensionals.

My cute little envelope was created using the Scallop Envelop Die and Tempting Turquoise card stock. I had a bit of difficulty getting the envelope sides to adhere and found Tombow Glue to work perfectly. The note was created using Sincere Salutations inked in Chocolate Chip and Pocket Silhouettes. The flower stems are inked in Old Olive and the retiring colors, Tempting Turquoise, YoYo Yellow, & Orchid Opulence. I then used the same three retiring colors and punched out flowers with the Itty Bitty Shapes pack dotting each flower center with Crystal Effects.


Now for some Blog Candy!
This Fond Farewell Card Kit includes everything you need to make a few cards. Included in this kit are 10 retired colors card stock bases, 2 stamps, 1 black ink spot, 5 ~ 1 yard pieces of ribbon, and a mixture of retiring buttons, clips, and brads. The plastic case is used for display and is not part of the Blog Candy.

For your chance to win all the above goodies, please leave me a comment at the end of this post by 3:00pm CST (that's 4pm for all you Easterners), Friday, June 11th, at which time I'll choose a random winner. Shipping is to US only.

My questions is:
  • How often do you get to stamp or create?
  • I'll start : I stamp or create 4-5 times a week. This week is a busy week for me so I think I will be stamping every day ~ yeah!! Now it's your turn!
I will announce the winner of my blog candy here on my blog, Sunday, June 13th, 2010. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me after their name is announced.

More inspiring ideas and blog candy awaits you at Liz Hughes diypapercreations.typepad.com, stop number one on the Fond Farewell Pals Hop. Hop on over and thanks for stopping (hopping) by!!

God Bless,

197 comments:

Tiffany said...

Love those flowers Martha. What a beautiful creation!

Enjoy your day & happy stamping!
(you can leave me out of the blog candy drawing)

debbie said...

Love your projects for the blog hop....
I get to craft in my cave about 3 times a week. In the winter months 4 or 5 (if it's not around a holiday)
love your blog and thanks for sharing.

Mitzi Koons said...

Lately I only have the chance if I'm in dire need of a card and then it's only a few minutes to try and crank something out. I guess we've been a little busy!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Your vase of flowers is incredible, Martha! I just love your project. XOXO

Jeanette said...

I have plenty of time to stamp. I stamp as often as I am inspired ot not busy with the other things of my life. I would like to stamp 5 to six days a week. Maybe some week that will happen.

Maree said...

I love the tiny envelope and note card. I wouldn't have thought to use the Itty Bitty Flower on it like that. Just lovely :)

Michelle said...

Very creative idea. I love your flowers w/vase. I get to stamp/create everyday but unfortunatly my bad hands don't allow me too so I do it as much as possible

kathy said...

I sleep in my craft room, so I can possibly stamp every day, but usually 2-3 times weekly!

Angie K. said...

LOVE the flower basket and get well cards! I can't wait to try and make one for my mom who has been ill! I know that will put a smile on her face! I try to get to my craft room at least 3-4 times per week!

kathy/North Carolina said...

I'm usually in my studio 5-6 days a week, and if I miss two days in a row, my fingers start to get itchy! i LOVE your floral bouquet, by the way!

Diane said...

I work full time with stamping "constantly" on my mind. I usually stamp about 4 time per week. A few nights after work, and ALWAYS on one of the weekend mornings. I get lost in my mess for hours on a Saturday or Sunday.

Kards by Kadie said...

If I seriously can't get into my studio every single day - I'm kind of on the CRABBY side. (So my husband encourages me to "Go to my Room" often)

Jane White said...

I get to stamp about three times/week, but less in the summer when there is yardwork to be done.

Susan Carlson said...

I love how you added the bitty punches to the pocket silhouettes image and what you did with the vellum.

I try to stamp at least three times/week. Now that my four children are home for the summer I'm not sure I'll be stamping that often.

claire Z said...

It depends on my children! Some days we have no where to run and others it is all that I do. I would say I get to stamp every day for a few hours at least.

Darlene-Joy said...

I stamp 24/7 !!!! that's what my family says... and they are so right... the only break I have is when I'm in the kitchen or sleeping... It is my passion..
hugs
Darlene-Joy

Anonymous said...

I'm retired and have no children at home, soooooooo I stamp to my hearts content. If at home I stamp, go camping take stamping with me, granddaughters come over we stamp. My Dear Husband never questions my passion only compliments my projects! I'm a Lucky Gal!!!

Linda H
Sacramento, CA

lisa808 said...

I try to stamp/craft a few times a week. Sometimes I manage every day and sometimes a week goes by before I get the chance to create. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy.

Dorene said...

I try to stamp 2-3 times a week. I like to make cards in advance, so when I need to send one out..I just go to my stash.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

I try to stamp at least once a week. I'm happier when I get in my craft room more often though!

can2rus said...

If you asked how often I wish I could stamp, it would be everyday! I think I do that around the holidays. I only have the chance to do it once or twice a week. Sometimes not even that!
Thank you for the beautiful flower card inspiration!

Becky H said...

I stamp about two times a week if I can. I'd like to do more but have two little ones under age three so spend my time chasing them...

Renae said...

I try to do something once or twice a month...honestly, that's all of the time I get!! Over the holidays it's usually more because I have a week off between Christmas and New Years but otherwise it's hit or miss.

Connie Lambropoulos said...

I only get to stamp about once a week, although when I do get to stamp, I make a whole day of it!

ArmyMedicMom7132 said...

I would love to create 4-5 times a week but normally only get to create on the weekends.

Debbie said...

I only have the weekends to work on cards. I wish I had more time to work on cards and 3D items

ray said...

that is a 'depends' question. Some weeks life is so buisy I go two weeks without seeing my craft room. Other times I can spend 2-3 days a week card making.

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

What a gorgeous paper flower bouquet card! Now that would be sure to brighten someones' day!!

How often do I get to stamp? Well, during school (I go to college) my extra time is usually homework time, so I'm lucky to turn out maybe 3 cards in a week. But now that summer is here I"m on a roll! I'm averaging about 10 cards a week or more! But I'm expecting a baby here in about 6-8 weeks which will make my stamping time take a HUGE hit for sure! But I'll manage to work it in during naps! LOL!

Janet K said...

lately I have been able to do it every day, but I know there are times of the year when I can go several days or a week without creating.

Anonymous said...

Love the little card. It reminds me of those you can get at the florist, only much prettier!

I stamp on an average of 5 days per week.

michelle said...

absolutely beautiful-love the vellum! I stamp every day for about one hour. It is definitely a stress reliever for me after a very stressful work day! Keep up the inspirational work.

Phyllis Sturgill said...

I would like to stamp at least once a week but sometimes it is only once every other week.

julie crocfer said...

I don't get to stamp very often...usually it is just before going to a birthday party or such. With an infant in the house it is more difficult.

The Vaughn Family said...

I've been in a creative slump lately. We were under a lot of stress when my husband lost his job, but now that things are looking up I'm hoping to be able to finally finish a craft room and get to it!

Lillian Child said...

What a sweet get well flower basket creation - love it! It seems that I "think" about stamping 24/7 - I love to blog hop in the mornings to get inspiration. And while I have the best intentions of "creating", it's usually only on the weekends that I'll pull out my stuff and get inky!

Olivia M said...

I don't get to create as much as I'd like. I need a space that's accessible even for 15 minutes a day. Great card sample!

Stacy said...

I try for once a week, but when I really get going, I'll stamp several days in a row. Then, sometimes its a few weeks again before I stamp...usually because I've created such a mess and I don't want to work on picking it up to start another project!

Susan said...

I try to work in my "studio" at least 3 times a week. Sometimes more, sometimes less!

Lauren Y. said...

I get to stamp about twice a week, and I am in heaven when I am stamping!

Marisa said...

Thanks for the chance to win :D I wish I could create 7 days a week, but with kids and a busy schedule I am very happy if I get 3 days a week in. Mind you on those days I try to make two cards :D

Sara said...

I love your project! I stamp or create about every other week. When I was unemployed last year it was about twice a week. I wouldn't go back to that situation - but oh was it fun whilst it lasted!

Lynn said...

I wish I got to stamp everyday, but in reality 1-2 times per week. Love the bouquet of flowers!

Julie L. said...

I stamp and create a couple times a week. Would LOVE to work in my craft room more, but LIFE kind of takes me away from it sometimes. Thanks for the chance to win!

Julie L.

Traci Davis said...

What a lovely card...this should make anyone get well soon. A day without stamping is like a day without sunshine. I TRY to craft every day. Otherwise, I go into withdrawal!

almquist7 said...

I don't actually stamp that often right now. My craft area is in my upstairs bedroom closet. I have a 2 year old and cannot craft with him running around downstairs.

Sabriena Satchwell An Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator said...

Lately I have not been able to create as much as I would like :-( Home Renos take up way to much of your time. On average though I seem to stamp atleast 5 times a week.

The Bings said...

Jealous... right now I maybe get to stamp once a week if that... working on getting the time and energy to do it more because once I start I Love it!!

k.bing@hotmail.com

inkedx2 said...

I am lucky and get to stamp every day. The joys of being retired. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy.

Robbie

Kim Burmeister said...

Holy Moly! I love your get well project. SO PRETTY!

I get to create about 4-5 times a week depending on what is going on in our schedule.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

I get to stamp/create about every day... and I love it!

Vicki said...

I stamp about once a week or two weeks. I try to do a bunch at one time since I don't get to do them as much as I would like to.

Doris D. said...

On an average week I stamp 3-4 times. Some days I go to my stamping studio and spend all day though. I do keep a supply of cards on hand.

Doris D.

kellygrl27 said...

I don't get to create as often as I would like to. Partly because I'm on the computer checking out what others have created!But at least once or twice a week I'm making "something"!

JKB said...

Not as often as I should, but other things of life are occupying my time right now.

Patti MacLeith said...

Fast, beautiful and so colorful, Martha! Thanks for brightening my day. Leave me out of the blog candy--I just wanted to Hop by and say hi!

redstampinsam said...

I'm sad to say I'm only creating cards a couple times a month. Between my hectic job and unorganized stamping room, I have not managed to get a lot done. I keep feeding my addiction with new purchases but haven't been able to use them like I would like!!!

Erin said...

Great project; so beautifully colorful! I stamp at least 4 - 5 times a week. I get most of my work done after I put my kids to bed. It's my time and I love it! Thanks for a chance to win.

Maria Matter said...

oh Martha, this is stunning and so creative!!! Thank you for sharing this fun idea!!

I stamp almost everyday! I can always find stamp time in my hectic schedule!!! It's my relaxation! :)

Queen Mary said...

Ha! Here's the difference -- I only get to play on the weekends! Your stuff is so fantastic and imaginative -- especially the flower bouquet today!

barby thompson said...

I try to get something accomplished about 3 times per week, but it depends on the season! Christmas season I am definitely at it 4-5-times per week! I love your beautiful flower card!
Barby

Ms said...

Love the flower card. I'm gonna have to get mine and give it a try.

I was finally able to retire so I can now stamp 7 days a week, if I choose....lol. Sometimes real life get's in the way and I HAVE to do something not so much fun.

Jennifer C said...

I try to create something everyday. Why not. Got to use these supplies.

Jenn C

kandis said...

I try to squeeze in 30 minutes of stamping or scrapbooking each day. It is a great stress relief for me.

Maryjo Monterosso said...

I am fortunate enough to be able to stamp every weekend. Sometimes only one day and sometimes both Saturday and Sunday. I am also lucky to have some great friends who will come to stamp with me any time I stamp.

Ronn said...

I get to create mostly on the weekends....four children and a husband just doesn't allow me to get anything else done.

Tina Coffman said...

I stamp some everyday, even if it is just to "decide" what to do next. I don't feel like my day is done if I haven't spent sometime in my craft room.

Babe O'Mara said...

I'm in my craft room every day, thinking up ideas, or stamping or on the computer getting inspiration. (I don't have a life) But I love it!!!

Babe

Amanda said...

It really varies for me from once every two weeks to 4 or 5 times a week. All depends on the family schedule! Thanks for the chance to win!

bruinmomma said...

Not very often with two young kiddos to distract me! I would say that I craft when I "need" something (a card, gift tag, etc.).
Thanks!

jackie said...

once a month...wish it were more, but not enough time! thanks for chance to win

Michele said...

I actually create or craft about 3 times a week. With Hubby and 2 children, working part time and everything else that life brings... I am happy to get that in. It's mostly at night after everyone is sleeping. My ME time. :-)

Julie Mirous said...

Sometimes a couple of times a week; sometimes not for several weeks. I'm a homeschooling mom of 4, so summer has more time. Yeah for summer!

Heidi G said...

Martha, all I can say is wow! What a wonderful card for someone in the hospital. I can't wait to case it! I probably THINK about stamping more than I actually do it (unfortunately). But my BFF and I like to spend a morning every couple of weeks and make a set of our latest favorite cards. I tend to make 8 to 10 cards at a time so I always have one ready to go, and can give away sets of cards as hostess gifts, teacher gifts, thank you gifts, etc.

Anita said...

I try to stamp 4 to 5 days a week. Stamping is my therapy and I feel I accomplished something. The flowers vase are amazing.

Gailanne said...

My stamping room is always calling me, but time constraints limit me to crafting three or four times a week. I do spend LOTS of time looking at stamping blogs, though!

Peanut's Mom said...

I really wish I could stamp all the time. But reality is I'm lucky enough that I get to stamp at all with 2 kids under 3. Right now things are all spread out on the dining table, so I steal a few minutes here and there as I walk through the room. I think I would have developed post-partum depression if I didn't get to stamp!

Lori A. said...

LOVE that vase and flowers!!
I don't stamp as much as I would like. I think if my desk area wasn't so cluttered I would probably do more.

Vonnie said...

I stamp about three times a week.

DebbieG said...

Beautiful vase of flowers. SO bright and cheery. I try to stamp atleast 4 times a week but not very often but sometimes I am so busy and a week or two will go by without anything.

Nancy Lempinen said...

Sorry to see some beautiful and favorite colors retired, but eventually we all do too! Looking forward to seeing the new colors full blast.
I try to scrap at least 5 times a week sometimes more if possible.
Hope I'm in the winner's circle.

Cam said...

Those die cut flowers are stunning. I wish I have more time to stamp and on a regular basis. I take what I can whenever I can. Mostly it would be night time or weekends. Thanks so much for a chance to the blog candy.

catherinedewaal said...

It all depends on how I organize and use my time. I guess I never have "enough" time to stamp!

Charity said...

I usually only get to stamp once or twice a week, if that. I'm new to stamping, so I am a little intimidated! But, I do spend a little time most days looking at others' great works!

Joyce said...

On average only once a month really. Perhaps next fall will allow me more time. But I have loved everything I have seen today. Guess I need to set aside a little more "me" time.

Martha said...

I don't get to stamp often enough. I guess I stamp once or twice a week.

CreativeCrafter said...

Wow! I wish I got to stamp or create 4-5 times a week, I only have time to do it once a week! I think my skills would definitely improve with that much practice!

I love the flower vase! So beautiful!

Thanks for the chance to win.

Melissa

Cassandra said...

What a beautiful card - neat idea!
I create about 2-4 times a week, depending on our schedule and what I am needing.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Glenda said...

1, maybe 2 times a week. Sunday nights are MINE. I go back in my stamping space and don't let anything come between me and my stamps.

Patti J said...

Your project is beautiful! I'd say that you are a paper flower arranger at heart! Great job!!! Your momma taught you well :) Thanks for the chance to win - I try to stamp/create for at least a short time every day. It's my therapy!

Pitamamma said...

I love your projects. Great job!! My passion is cards and scrapbooking. Stamping is my favorite thing to do. I get to do it about five to six times a week on a good week. It makes me happy and my family loves me doing this passion that I have.

Nancy L. said...

I only get to stamp about 3-4 times a week. Unless I have invitation orders. Its usually b/c I rather blog hop ;)

Linda Callahan said...

Your project is fabulous! The details in the card are wonderful as well - beautiful!

JanD said...

I'm one of the lucky ones, I get to stamp whenever I want to which is pretty well every day. Love your flowers/

Maggie Massey said...

Me I make something every day. And then I call you. Love the flowers...Can you send me some when I get sick?

Mary Olson said...

I usually only stamp once a week - but some weeks I get to do more - love that extra time. Thanks for all your ideas - I read your blog often. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sandy Grupka said...

I like to stamp everyday if I can, and I mostly do. It's my therapy and I tell my husband, it's cheaper than a shrink.

Lizz Obstarczyk said...

My craft room and computer are together, so I pretty much scan the web for ideas and samples and create a card.. so almost everyday.

Anonymous said...

Love your flowers and vase! Amazing! I gotta try some of those flowers. Well, I belong to a swap goup so I make them once a month for that. Then I get together with a SU group and also (gasp-competition) CTMH group. So, once for sure in my house and then twice at other locations pretty much. I need to really work on this hobby more but just can't seem to find the time. Plus, I am totally unorganized it takes me awhile to find everything to create!

Chris R. from Iowa

dinosaur said...

Since I am retired, I can choose to stamp almost any time if we arent traveling or out having fun! I stamp while my husband golfs or does yard work.I am in my craft room several days a week.

Nancy said...

I sit down and stamp about two times a week. I think about different ideas every day.

This was a great idea to celebrate the retiring colors. Thank you.

Shelley Germann said...

My stamping time varies wildly! Over the past month or so, I'm lucky to get into my stamping room once a week! I'm looking forward to next week when I should have lots of playing time. I would love to get in there every day!

Stampinstacy2010 said...

I'm about to go on summer vacation, so I will be stamping every day, hopefully!

Maggie your sister said...

Hey Mart...I think I am feeling sick.....send flowers LOL

Kelley Roganowicz said...

With two 7-year-olds, I don't get to stamp as often as I'd like, but I do get to go to stamp club and stamp-a-stacks at least every other week. I try to get to my "craft corner" at least 2 times a week, and now that it's summer, I'll hopefully have more time to do that.

Linda W. said...

Not often enough. Maybe once a week at best.

Anonymous said...

I get to stamp or create once or twice a month...sometimes more if I am really serious about putting the time to create on my calendar with everything else that could take priority. -- Ami

Joyce Batty said...

Gorgeous flowers.
I stamp from once a month to 3x a week depending on life in general.

Patrice said...

Love the flower card BTW. I am fortunate I am a stay at home wife no kids. I get to stamp when ever time allows 5+ time s a week most weeks.

I Have Issues said...

While I am in night school and working full time, I only get to stamp on the weekends. But now that I am out for the summer, I am finding time about 4 days a week! I love it!

Diedre Michelle said...

I am a teacher, so during the school year, I only stamp about once a week but during the summer I usually stamp something everyday.

Juanita T said...

if i'm lucky, i stamp about 2 times a week.

Anonymous said...

I love your vase of flowers, so pretty! My family knows I need at least one day a week in my craft room, either making cards or scrapbooking. And they like to keep Mom happy...LOL. Thanks for all you share on your blog and for the chance to win! Joy in GA.

Diana said...

I stamp about 3 days a week and pick up my craft room one day and surf blogs on another

mmwilken said...

I wish I could stamp every day, but it's usually 3-4 and when holiday's come around, it's every day. Thanks for the cute flower arrangement!! Those colors are going to be missed.

Theresa said...

Love your flowers!
Unfortunately, I don't get to stamp as much as I'd like.. maybe once a week if I'm lucky! :(

Debbie R. said...

Not nearly enough! I spend about 3 - 4 hours a week at this point stamping. I wish it could be more.

Renee Brantner said...

Not as often as I like ... once a week if I'm lucky, but with a 2 yr. old it's tough ... she wants to "help" which is anything but!

Barbra said...

As of late not a lot I'm sad to say. I suppose I should spend less time online checking things out and stamp instead! Ironic isn't it?!!!!

Nicole Schindler said...

I only get to stamp about once a week. I wish I had more time, maybe one day! Great cards!!!

Patty M said...

I try to stamp every Saturday but unfortunately, sometimes it is lass than once a week. I need to find more time for me.

Patt said...

I can see that I'm going to have to get a Big Shot soon! Great card! I try to stamp at least 5 times a week. I tend to get in my craft room & forget about cooking dinner or even going to bed so my hubby has to call a time out every so often.

Susan said...

I don't get to stamp as much as I would like. Life is pretty busy - but stamping definitely makes it all worthwhile.

Hannah said...

1-2 times a week. I have to get my fill each week!

emiherndon said...

You always create such amazing projects and this one didn't disappoint. I only get about 3 days a week, but I try to make it the most of those days.

Regina S. said...

What a great bouquet of flowers! I wish I could stamp that often, but I must be content with 1-2 times per week.

ScrappinLender said...

Well I certainly don't get to stamp as often as I would like -- probably twice a week. I love the little Get Well Soon card. It's perfect.

Melissa said...

I try for 2-3 days a week, but usually it ends up being all day saturdays! thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

Love how you did the vase! ILately I only have been able to stamp once every week or two. Wish I had more time. Awesome blog Hop
cindyb

Autumn Scow said...

I wish I had more time to stamp but right now I am lucky if I get to stamp once a week. I just had a baby a few months ago and I already have two other kids on top of that and a million things to do in a day.

Pati said...

I love your flowers in the vase! I would like to stamp more often. I can go months at a time without stamping, lousy time management, otherwise I 'try' to stamp a few days a month to make cards for family.

Angela KHAN said...

Right now, 2 of my 4 kiddos are still under 4, so I only get to stamp and create on M, W, and F afternoons while they are at a sitter friend's house. Then there's the occasional evening when my hubby does bathtime/bedtime routine and I get to craft. Thanks for the chance to win some awesome stuff!

Kathy Mc said...

Great vase of flowers and cute little card w/envelope! Stamp whenever I need a card as never seem to get ahead ~ couple times a week but more in the winter. Thanks for great blog candy offer!

MCHenderson said...

During my daughter's school year I craft about 4 times a month...but this summer I have promised myself one day a week for the whole day....come what may...We will be eating out that nite.

Ann Schach said...

This is just so cute! What a great way to showcase retiring colors! I try to craft 5 X a week!

ArtisticInkspirations said...

I can stamp more than the time i actually do stamp. I have good and bad days..so when I get really motivated and can get down the steps..I make the most of it and stamp 4 or more hours at a stretch!!

PatS said...

Love your vase of flowers...so colorful. I stamp and creat about 3X/week. I wish I could do more but working outside the home keeps me away from what I love to do.

Dawn said...

lately it seems I am only stamping when I "need a card...hoping that changes soon !!

Trish in Wisconsin said...

Up until a few months ago I would stamp every day, but now my Health has hindered all of that and I am lucky if I get to stamp even once a week. I do miss it terribly. I just adore your Flower Pot Card. Love all of the Dies that you used for the Flowers. The Vellum turned out very nicely. The accompanying envelope and gift card are do very cute, what great idea. Thanks for the wonderful Blog Candy. Now I am finally done with the "Hop". I had ton's of fun seeing everyone's creations and different styles. I hope that you will do this again soon.

Cyber hugs, Trish in Wisconsin

Pam O said...

OHHH! Not nearly often enough! I get to play maybe once or twice a week, but sometimes none :( Thanks for the great cards and the chance to win.

sue.armond said...

I love your flower arrangement. I try to stamp a least once a week.

Anonymous said...

Not as often as I would like. But I do manage to stamp at least weekly. What an adorable vase and flowers. linhpeterson@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to stamp every day, but find it is more like 4 times a week. But then there are some weeks with more and some with less. It depends on the family calendar.

Carla Bazhenow said...

I love your flowers Martha... that lil get well card is perfect. I would of never thought of that. Leave me out of the BC, I get to play aleast 4 days a week, but I usually don't have that much to show for it. Hugs, Carla

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Love your card and those colorful flowers!

I usually stamp 2-3x per week -- I should do more, but I have too much to do with the kids after school (yay! one more week!!) and too many other hobbies, as well as my regular part-time nursing job/career. TFS!

Nicole Brenna said...

About once a week unless there is a crop or something else that I set aside the time....

Kathy Riebel said...

It depends on what is going on with my very busy family. I like to work on stuff at least 2 times a week when I can.

Verna said...

Love your vase and flowers...so pretty! I always love visiting your blog! Normally, I stamp once a week but I have been making masculine birthday cards for several family members so lately it's been 3 to 4 evenings a week.

Kim said...

What a beautiful bouquet- gorgeous Martha!!! Love how you did the vase too!! Great job on the hop! What fun!

Cindy said...

I love you flowers. I get to stamp about 1-3 times a week

missy said...

Love that card! It is BEAUTIFUL!!! I try to get in my scraproom at least 2 a week! But sometimes more! Love it when I do! Thanks for sharing your awesome creations with us and for the chance to win an awesome giveaway!

Terri said...

Love the flowers and I try to stamp often but do it as the need arises.

Anonymous said...

Twice a month I get together with a friend and we spend ALL day stamping and making cards, which is our favorite thing to do! Gail M.

Virtue said...

I'm lucky enough to have time to stamp 4 or 5 times a week, but sometimes I have trouble getting motivated. Guess I need to visit your blog more often!

kay mcbride said...

i stamp as much as possible sometimes every day sometimes once a week. but at least once a week or more!!

Lisa Crutchfield said...

I don't get to stamp as often as I would like but I do try to make time at least monthly!!

sheila b said...

SOOO many stamps/punches so little time!!!!

As often as possible!!!

Elsie said...

I'm so lucky to be retired, so I can stamp pretty much whenever I want to!!! At least 4-5 days/week...I love stamping and your blog too!!

Judy Boggs said...

I usually stamp 3-5 times a week. Many times with friends. I love cardmaking and have been sending cards to people on our prayer list at church. What a wonderful hobby and what a wonderful way to bond with friends and family.
Love your bright and cheery creations and the nice way you used the itty bits.

Pam said...

I do stamping about 3 times aweek but do something in the craft room everyday. I spend alot of time on my computer looking at others blog for ideas and learning. I am fairly new to making cards.

kshuffler said...

We try to stamp on the average of about every two weeks. Sometimes more often.

Rosemary Reagan said...

I'd love to make cards and scrapbook everyday but truth be known I do cards at least once a month until I get a better schedule and more organized to stamp a few days a week. I love your cards they are so bright and beautiful.

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Love your flower card so pretty. I try to do a little something every night if I can. It is my relaxation and my hobby, so it is always a good thing when I get to stamp or scrapbook.

thanks for sharing

Dee in N.H. said...

What a pretty way to use the flowers.
I wish I could craft everyday but it's usually just a few hours on the weekends.

jackielwatson said...

How clever you are, I just adore your vase full of flowers. I create and make cards or paint almost 5 days a week. I try not to work on the weekends but we all know how that is.

Lisa O. said...

Beautiful vase and flowers, so creative!

I don't get much stamping time, typically, it is on an as needed basis! :(

Mary D said...

I only get to stamp 1-2 times a week. I wish I could fine time to do more!!

Anonymous said...

In the last two years, I have made two scrapbooks so I haven't had much time to stamp. Within the last two months, I been re-stocking with some of the retired SU products. Once all products arrive, I'll start making more time to stamp.

l.lanza@sbcglobal.net

Caryl P said...

Well I teach and during the school year I get to create once a week at best and sometimes only once a month. During the summer it is definitely a daily occurance. 8 more school days...can't wait to get scrappy!

Mary Davidson said...

Love your bright and cheery bouquet! So pretty!
I stamp 3-4 times a week. Wish it could be more.

Anonymous said...

Your flowers are so fun! Now I wish I had a few of those colors left!
I stamp 5-6 times a week. Still not enough time!

Nicole Tugrul said...

I stamp once a week or so. I would love to stamp daily..but my 10 month old and my 4 year old don't agree!

Teresa G said...

I try to stamp once a week but at least twice a month. But I need more time in the day.

rachelle said...

I stamp or scrapbook about 2-3 times a week. I love the vase with flowers!

Mary Fish said...

Lovely bouquet of textured beauties. Hugs, Mary (don't pick me)

Mike Funke said...

Beautiful card Martha. Love the use of the vellum. Extraordinary combination of colors! I usually craft 2-3 times a week. The rest of the time I'm doing admin work! Who said retirement was restful?!
Mike

Julie said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win these beautiful SU products. This blog-hop thing has been fun and I'm sad to be at the end of it.

Ok -the question. How often do I get to stamp or create? I only get to stamp/create 1) the night before a holiday I need a card for or once every 2 months. :( But when I do go to the trouble of pulling out all my gear I take over the whole table and work a bit each night for a week. Then sadly it all gets put away again for a few more months or until I desperately need a card fast.

C.A.Y said...

1st I have to say you have inspiring card designs. Now to answer your question. I average about 2 cards a week if I'm not caught up on the web or working on my own blog. I would love to do this fulltime until then, it's the best stress relief I have from my day job. Lol!
Mahalo for sharing your designs.
-Carmel

Kelly Sas said...

First as everyone is saying, Thanks so much for making such an amazingly different card and sharing in great detail how it can be made! Unfortunately I don't get to craft any where near as much as I would like. If I am lucky I produce a card a week.

kim said...

My girlfriends and I try to get together at least once a month. I go into my stamp room at various times. It really depends on my schedule. Thanks and great card.

Tanya said...

Such a sweet project! I stamp about 3 or 4 times a week, though it make take me one evening and the next morning to finish a card! I'm new and it's just taking me too long to finish a card :P I try to get 2 or 3 cards done a week. Thank you for the chance. :)

lorijane Mittlestadt said...

I stamp every day BUT Sunday. I try to reserve Sunday for family. If my family has a stamping project to do for school or just for fun...I'll stamp on any Sunday, too! My friends and family know I have a life of many stamps so its a given I open my door wearing my SU! apron with stamp in hand! Thanks for your inspirations, Martha!

Sandy S. said...

Not as much as I would like. With 3 little ones I try to at least get a couple hours a week.

Tracey Clay said...

Love your flower arrangement!!! I am lucky to stamp once or twice a week right now but with summer coming I get more time!!!! TFS

Anonymous said...

Not as much as I'd like. Lately it's been about once or twice a month. I do more in the fall when my summer business slows down.
Thanks for the chance to win :)
Wilda

Lisa said...

Once every few weeks. We have been trying to sell our house so my supplies have been hidden away. However, we are "in contract" and I can't wait to get to the new place and spread everything out - FULL TIME!

kathy.brown@pobox.com said...

I don't get too much time to create--maybe once every 2 weeks! But, between now and June 20, I have 2 birthdays, father's day, our anniversary, my sister's anniversary, and teacher cards to make! So, I will probably be in there every day until then!

kathy.brown@pobox.com

Joni Kelly said...

Love your creations! I only get to stamp once a week and usually not as long as I would like to. Going through this Pals Hop has certainly inspired me!re

Sharon said...

Oh, I LOVE your vase of flowers! Very cool! :) How often do I get to stamp/create? Not nearly often enough......but on average about 1 to 2 times ea. month. I get together with a friend and we share accessories, etc. Tons of fun!
Sharon L.

Pat Austin said...

At least one time a week. It depends on my schedule and demands. Stamping is very good for me--creative and relaxing.

Carol said...

Beautiful use of the Big Shot flowers. I had to look them up and the catalog and wondered why I have never ordered them. I get to stamp once or twice a week. I call it my therapy and tell people that it is much cheaper than a psychiatrist.

knolte said...

I would love to stamp 4 or 5 times a week but unfortunately I only get to about 1 or 2 times a week. At this time I don't have a craft space so I use my dining room table and my family likes to eat more than they like me to stamp. Someday. Loved your flowers, the card was great. Thanks.

DixieCurl from SCS said...

Wow! Love those beautiful flowers and the sweet little card that accompanies them!

I have been out of crafting for a while, but recently started again. I stamp a few times a month now and have begun taking classes again monthly for inspiration and encouragement.

Terri C. said...

I certainly don't get to stamp/create as much as I would like. It is usually only about two to three times a month. I have a busy job and family, so I don't get to stamp as much as I would like.
PS I really like your ideas.

Colleen Dietrich said...

I WISH I could stamp 4 - 5 times per week, but on an average week it's probably one or two days. Boo hoo. My dining room table (the only table in the house) is my stamping center, so if I am getting out my supplies, I'd better darn well use 'em and then whisk 'em away before dinner! So that's pretty much why I have limited days.

Goo Goo Buy Buy... said...

I love the bouquet. Your blog is so inspiring.

amyjbuchanan@gmail.com
http://www.stampagoogoo.blogspot.com

John said...

I am able to stamp and make cards about 3-4 times a week for about an hour each time. Wish it was my full time job =)

alehrler said...

I only get the chance to create once a week. Life is pretty busy right now, so getting one day a week is a real blessing. However, I'm usually doing laundry at the same time.