Pals Earth Day Blog Hop


Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for April. To celebrate Earth Day, we are showcasing projects that feature recycled, re-purposed, or earthy/recycling themed elements.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Queen B Creations, Stop #9 on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

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I celebrated Earth Day by chosing a trio of ladybugs.  Each was heat embossed and I used a Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker to give them colorful wings.

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TIP:  When coloring with ink over heat embossed images, have a Q-Tip handy to dab up any excess ink on the embossed areas.

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The next stop is Crafty Bandit, Stop #11 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you next month.



  1. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  2. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  3. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  4. Colleen Mollema at Uncanny Crafting
  5. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  7. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  8. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  10. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty  YOU ARE HERE!
  11. Martie Pollard at Crafty Bandit
  12. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon
  13. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  14. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  15. Goldie Shaul at Punch and Stamp with Goldie
  16. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  17. Christie Crosby at Stampin’ Creativity
  18. Peggy Noe at
  19. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  20. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  21. Amanda at Inkflair
  22. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  23. Brian King at Stamp with Brian



  1. Aww, super cute little Lady Bugs, love the embossing Mary, what a great way to add texture to this tiny images. The Postage Stamp Punch is one of my absolute favorite SU tools, no matter what your image is, this punch always adds a fabulous looking border. Thank you for sharing and Happy Earth Day!!

  2. I love this with the heat embosser – SO cute!!!!

  3. I had forgotten about this stamp set, Mary. It really is perfect for cards in the Spring. Cute card!!

  4. Your little lady bugs are a great way to celebrate Earth Day. LOVE that you embossed them.

  5. Awww…I adore your Lady Bugs. Awesome embossing and coloring. That is one of my FAVE sentiments. Perfect addition with the candy dot (another FAVE). You ROCKed it!!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  6. Today’s card is cute as a “bug”! I totally love it! :)

  7. These are the sweetest little ladybugs! Just adorable!

  8. Line up all the projects and I would have known this was yours. Your style is inspiring Mary.

  9. Thanks, Sue. Its fun to think that others feel I have a signature style :)

  10. I’ve never seen these lady bugs embossed. What a great idea, Mary!

  11. LOVE the lady bugs, Mary! They are definitely Earth Friendly. I even purchased them many years ago to populate my flower gardens!! :)

  12. Cute little ladies all in a row. Love them!

  13. Sweet card, Mary! I almost used those this week?now maybe I’ll pull them out!

  14. Carol Carriveau

    I am crazy about lady bugs – and just found some stickers that I had forgotten about….and going through some old (well retired!) stamp sets, found a lady bug stamp…love your card and how you embossed the little bugs and colored them…hoping I can do a similar design with my new found stamp! TFS – wonderful blog hop! Just wish everyone had a blog where I could leave a comment…

  15. Mary, this is so much fun! I love the little ladybugs, and they look fabulous embossed!

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