January Pals Blog Hop – Hello Occasions!


Welcome to the first Pals Blog Hop of 2015. We hope your new year is off to a great creative start. To celebrate the start of a new Stampin’ Up! year, we are showcasing products from our newest catalog this month – the Occasions catalog. You may also see new Sale-a-bration products too. If you don’t know how to earn free Sale-a-bration products – contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator to learn more.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery.

Use the full lineup below to move along from blog to blog so you see all of the new projects.

I wanted to start a new tradition and create some simple seasonal decor for my office at work so I pulled out a frame I had picked up at IKEA some months ago and started stamping:

What do you think?!? Today’s project features the new stamp set Sheltering Tree from Stampin’ Up!. It’s a fantastic set with lots of different elements that can be added to the tree for different occasions.

I wanted something Valentine-y so I chose a background of Blushing Bride cardstock. I stamped the tree in Crumb Cake and then stamped all the other images with Versamark. I then heat embossed all the different elements (separately) with white embossing powder and finished it all off with a pop of Real Red.


The frame is so clean and simple that I decided not to add any more elements. I love the soft effect!

I’m keeping it short and sweet today because I know you lots more blogs to hop off to…

The next stop is Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin on the Pals Blog Hop!

Thanks for visiting and I’ll see you next month.

Wishing you joy and blessings!

Products Used:

Cardstock: Blushing bride by Stampin’ Up!

Pattern Paper: None

Ink:  Crumb Cake, Real Red by Stampin’ Up! and Versamark Ink

Stamps:  Sheltering Tree and And Many More by Stampin’ Up!

Dies: None

Tools:  None

Embellishments: None




  1. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  2. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  3. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  4. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  5. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  6. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  7. Rae Harper at WildWestPaperArts.com
  8. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  11. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  12. Jane Knudsen at www.seejanestamp.com
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  14. Michelle Quinno at Shell’s Life
  15. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  16. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Blog
  17. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  18. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  19. Laurie Chilton at Stampin’ Ink
  20. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  21. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com
  22. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  23. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  24. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  25. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  26. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  27. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  28. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  29. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  30. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  31. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits From Dawn
  32. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
  33. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  34. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  35. Shannon K Jaramillo at Shannon Kay Paperie
  36. Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
  37. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  38. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  39. Pamela Sadller at Stampin Pink Rose
  40. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  41. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon


  1. annheidel says:

    I just spent some time browsing through your blog after discovering it this morning. All your cards are just lovely. I like how this tree looks stamped in white. So pretty!

    • Shannon Jaramillo says:

      Ann, THANK YOU so much for taking a moment to leave me such a sweet comment!! I’m so glad you enjoyed my cards! I hope you’ll stop by again to see what I’m up too!

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