Critter Time Blog Hop


Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. This month we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Pals Blog Hop with “Critters” from the Stampin’ Pretty Pals. Many of the design team members are offering “Mystery Blog Candy” of their choice to 1 lucky winner. To play along, just leave a comment on as many blog posts as desired. A random winner will be announced on a subsequent blog post by each participating design team member. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Card #1

Card #2

I love all the critters Stampin’ Up! offers.  You can find them in the Annual Catalog and in the Mini Catalog plus the Sale-a-bration.  The choices are wide-ranging. However, I think the favorite has been the Little Ladybug in the Sale-a-bration Brochure.  It has been my favorite.  I have made numerous cards with it.

So today I stepped it up by using the Corrugated 3 D Embossing Folder. Don’t forget to Spritzer the cardstock first. It breaks the fibers down a little so it doesn’t tear.  I think it makes the ladybug stand out.  I did it in two cards in different two different colors…Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo.  I would love to hear what you think.

Spotlight on a Stamp  

Color Combination:


  • Melon Mambo (card #1)
  • Daffodil Delight (card #1)
  • Bermuda Bay (card #2)
  • Mango Melody (card #2)

Stamp Set:

  • Little Ladybug #152384


  • Memento Black


  • Melon Mambo (card #1)
  • Daffodil Delight (card #1)
  • Lovely Lipstick (card #2)
  • Mango Melody (card #2)
  • Petal Pink
  • Smoky Slate

Paper: Remember I always use Whisper White as my base.

  • Whisper White 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 3″ x 3″
  • Black 3″ x 3″
  • Melon Mambo (card #1) 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Lovely Lipstick (card #1) 3″ x 3 1/2″
  • Daffodil Delight (card #1) 2″ x 2″
  • Bermuda Bay (card #2) 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Coastal Cabana (card #2) 3″ x 3 1/2″
  • Mango Melody (card #) 2″ x 2″

Embellishment:  What embellishment do you like to use?

  • 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim #147808


  • Trimmer
  • Stitched Shapes Dies approx. 2 1/2″
  • Layering Circles Dies
  • Circle Punch 1 1/4″
  • Die Cutting Machine
  • Corrugated 3 D Embossing Folder
  • Spritzer

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 8th, for our “Special Occasions” blog hop when our Design Team showcase projects for weddings, graduation, anniversary, baby, Mother’s/Father’s Day or any special occasion. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty  First Hop – January 2010
  2. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts First Hop – May 2011
  3. Brian King at Stamp with Brian First Hop – June 2012
  4. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards First Hop – September 2012
  5. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping First Hop – March 2013
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping First Hop – March 2013
  7. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations First Hop – August 2013
  8. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair First Hop – April 2014
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’ First Hop – May 2014
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom First Hop – September 2014
  11. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity First Hop – January 2015
  12. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose First Hop – January 2015
  13. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs First Hop – June 2015
  14. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds First Hop – July 2015
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit First Hop – September 2015
  16. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’ First Hop – August 2016
  17. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’ First Hop – September 2016
  18. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping First Hop – April 2017
  19. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot! First Hop – May 2017
  20. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art First Hop – June 2017
  21. Leah O’Brien at Ink, Paper, Stamps, Oh My! First Hop – February 2018
  22. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink First Hop – June 2018
  23. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen First Hop – October 2019
  24. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink First Hop – November 2019
  25. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping First Hop – January 2020
  26. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life First Hop – March 2020



Please, Leave A Comment

Pamela Sadler Signature


  1. Very sweet card. Thank you

  2. I love the ladybug! Sweet card.

  3. Patricia Allison

    The Melon Mambo is my favorite ladybug… traditional red!

  4. Great fun seeing how you put your own stamp on this critter theme…and how the bright pops on your cards play off the ladybug’s spots!

  5. I love the Ladybug critter cards. Such bright colors.

  6. Love these little Ladybugs. Love the colors.

  7. SUCH a cute set. Love your card. Thank you.

  8. Love those colors and the ladybug!

  9. Cute ladybug card, great colors! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  10. The ladybug set is so cute. Love the simplicity of your cards.

  11. Lovin’ the Bermuda Bay, Pam!

  12. Simply adorable! Love the different colors.

  13. Barbara Whitesell

    Looks like a card I can handle! I like easy cards.

  14. I love this Little Ladybug stamp set! Just adorable!

  15. Cute card! Thanks for sharing!

  16. So cute! Love the ladybug.

  17. ADORABLE !!!

  18. Very cute card!

  19. Pamela, the Little Ladybugs are my favorite too. Thanks for sharing your sweet cards.

  20. Darling! I’ve enjoyed these ladies A LOT!

  21. Elaine H Holland

    Sweet Lady Bug card.

  22. Those ladybugs are so cute.

  23. Aren’t little ladybugs simply sweet???

  24. Cute card! Thanks for sharing!

  25. Cute, Pam! I was hoping one of the cute ladybugs would be in the line-up! This is one of my favorite sets. Great job.

  26. Cute card, love your chosen colors.

  27. Cute card – love the colors!

  28. Very cute Pam. Love those ladybugs.

  29. Cute as a bug card!

  30. Vibrant, sweet and adorable cards – fabulous!

  31. Sweet ladybug card, Pam! I just received the set, and I’m looking forward to playing with it!

  32. Very cute! Love the ladybugs.

  33. Patty S. of Ohio

    Cute card and I love the colors you used!

  34. Melinda Matthews

    The Bermuda Bay card is my favorite.

  35. Nice color combination. cute cards

  36. This is one bug I like. So much fun to see how you used it. Congrats on the 10th.

  37. I love the colors you used here. This card is so HAPPY!

  38. I love both these cards. I really love the ladybugs stamps and dies set. I love you offered two choices of colors. You don’t see that very often. I’ve missed a few in seeing them, but when I do find these lost ones, I save them to Pinterest. I use these past and present blog pages for help, when needed.

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