Blogging Friends Blog Hop – January 2017

Happy New Year!

Welcome to the Blogging Friends January 2017 Blog Hop!

The Blogging Friends is a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators located all across the U.S. and Canada who get together the first of every month to bring you a fun new themed blog hop. Each hop is loaded with awesome projects and tons of inspiration! This month we have special guest Janet Wakeland joining us … be sure to hop along to see all the great projects being shared this month.

If this is your first visit to my site – Welcome! Be sure to take a look around. If you love what you see, be sure to subscribe to my newsletter to receive a weekly recap of all my posts, notifications of new video tutorials, and other awesome Stampin’ Up! stuff. Also … be sure to leave a comment below to let me know if you are new to my blog. Or if you are one of my followers, let me know how you are liking this new addition to my lineup!

In case you’ve never “done” a blog hop before … here’s how they work: At the bottom of my post, you will see an image to click on that will take you to the next post in the blog hop series. Keep clicking on that same image at the bottom of each blog post to “hop” through all the participating blogs … until you make it back to me. That way you are sure not to miss any projects! There is also a list of all the participating with links at the bottom of this post for your reference.

The theme for this month’s blog hop is anything from the new upcoming Occasion Catalog that launches January 4, 2017. This new catalog is jam-packed with amazing Birthday, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Father’s Day, and a variety of other spring time themes that will get you looking forward to some warmer weather!

For today’s card, I paired the Balloon Adventures stamp set with several other products from the Party Animal Suite to craft the perfect birthday card. This suite of products includes Designer Series Paper, Designer Washi Tape, and Embellishments that make this suite perfect for any upcoming birthdays you want to celebrate. I chose a great piece of the Designer Series Paper from the collection, because what says birthday more than a bunch of candles. I used the perfect color combo of Stampin’ Up!’s Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry, Pacific Point, and Whisper White to match the Designer Series Paper and added a super cute Party Animal Embellishments Balloon with some Rhinestones, to make this card pop. I also made sure to stamp one of the balloons from the Balloon Adventures stamp set onto the envelope to match.

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Blog Line Up

Rick Adkins

Janet Wakeland (Special Guest Blogger)

Crystal Komara

Anna Conetta Masciovecchio

Libby Fens

Anne Power

Mary Blocher

Danica Ferrante

Deborah Smart

Jodi Skrip Horsley

Leanne Dillon Johnson

Michelle Clarke

Lorene Yoshimura-Tanigawa

Mary Ann Rossiter

Tammy Hibbit Gill

Jenny Lane (You are here)


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  1. Danica says:

    Great card, Jenny! The Party Animal suite is so bright & fun! I love how you used the designer series paper as the background of your card. Those candles are so cute 🙂

  2. Crystal Komara says:

    Jenny, I had to do a double take, but I thought you had stamped all those candles individually and then silly me, I realized they are part of the coordinating DSP!! Too funny. Happy New Year!

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