Pals Blog Hop: Sharing What We Love


Welcome to the Pals February Blog Hop. This month we are excited to share with you what we love about Stampin’ Up! – our stamps, tools, accessories and techniques.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains – stop #1 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.

What I Love About Stampin’ Up!

What do I love?  Glitter is definitely at the top of my list.  There’s just something super-special about the sparkle of those tiny pieces of metal and how they travel around with you for days and days.  After glitter, I’d have to say I love getting together with my team members and friends to stamp.  Stampin’ Up! makes so many products that provide us with a good reason to gather with our friends – like a variety of kits.  The Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath Kit (#133333) retails for only $17.95 and includes all the items you see below:

Believe it or not, all of those materials combine to make this:

Burlap and Blooms Simply Made Wreath Kit, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingLast weekend, Pam, Allie, Zenda and Lee came over to make the wreath with me.  We had a ton of fun, and I captured the whole thing in a video that I would like to share with you.  This video is filled with fun times and some tips we learned along the way.

I hope you enjoyed the video – and maybe learned a couple of things.  Fun times!

Thanks for stopping by today!


The next stop is Janice Warhank at  Janice’s Papercraft Playground – #4 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you next month.



  1. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  2. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  3. Janice Warhank at Janice’s Papercraft Playground
  4. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
  5. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  6. Marlene Heringer at So Many Toys So Little Time
  7. Linda Callahan at Stampin’ Seasons
  8. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping 
  9. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  10. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  11. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  12. Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine
  13. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  14. Peggy Noe at
  15. Donna Kopenski at craftycardmaker
  16. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  17. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  18. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  19. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  20. Jackie Diediker at Stampin Jackie
  21. Alison Bilohlavek at ribbon and brad
  22. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  23. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  24. Angie Blake at Angie’s Musings
  25. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  26. Shirley Sumption at Look at my Cute Stuff
  27. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper


  1. Laurie Burns Gachewicz

    Brian!!!!! I am squealing with delight!!!! My face and belly are sore from laughing and smiling!!!!! I had to go to YouTube to see your fantastic video (a quirky thing when I use my Kindle I guess) and boy am I glad I did!!!!! A BIG THANK YOU to all of you for providing a fabulously hilarious and simultaneously useful (great helpful hints Pam, Zenda, Allie, & Lee!!!) Video!!! 🙂 Y’all are AMAZINGLY AWESOME!!!!

  2. Great wreath Brian, Pam, Zenda, Allie, and Lee! Fun video and that wreath looks fabulous on the front door!

  3. Fabulous post. I had no idea how well this would turn out. Your editing is top notch Brian. Lots of info, inspiration and laughs. I see many Academy Award nominations ahead!

  4. Absolutely top notch! You can tell you all had so much fun. I’m a visual person so it was great to see this kit being assembled and great tips. Geez….why am I not surprised the wreath ended up on the hosts’ front door! LOVELY The Oscar goes to…Brian, Pam, Zenda, Allie and Lee! You’re all winners. Hope Atlanta is better prepared for the bad weather again heading your way. Be safe.

  5. This was fantastic! I will be laughing all day when I think of it. Ya’ll are just too cute and the wreath looks great!

  6. Definitely an award winning video with a great cast! What a FUN Saturday for y’all! It is always nice to watch a video before you put together a kit – helpful hits are usually revealed – visual learning is an added bonus to printed instructions for sure. Thank you for all your helpful hints! And, of course, the ever-present humor of the king!

  7. What do I love? Glitter is definitely at the top of my list……I had to take a second look to make sure I was at the correct site. LOL. Cute video and congratulations on winning the door prize. 🙂

  8. Best video ever! I am going to get some popcorn and watch it again! Loved it……and so glad you won because the wreath looks wonderful on your door. 🙂

  9. Cute video with LOTS of wonderful useful tips!

  10. Marilyn Mae Thurber

    What a great video. Thank you so much for sharing. What a fun time you all had.

  11. The wreath is gorgeous. GORGEOUS! But I absolutely love the video! Excellent job. Beautiful home too. Glad you survived the polar plunges.

  12. Brian, this video was fantastic! Not only because of the project and the tips shared, but because I LOVED seeing your team mates! And, not only did I notice that three people left without the wreath in their possession, but I also noticed you kept Pammie, Pam, Pam!!! Not fair… you must share!!! LOL! Well done, my friend….

  13. Loved it all, the video and the project….kind of made me feel like I was back at our Atlanta gathering. The wreath looks stunning on your door!

  14. You had me smiling from the word “glitter”. Great video, great tips, great friends!

  15. Thanks, Brian for that laugh! It will probably be the most fun 4:30 of my entire day! Now I want to make a Burlap and Blooms wreath too!

  16. Congratulations! So glad you won the wreath!

  17. You are so BAD!!!!!!!!! Loved the wreath on YOUR front door!!!!!!!!!!

  18. “What do I love? Glitter is definitely at the top of my list”! Oh Brian, Brian, Brian – I’m not even going to touch that one! LOL I so enjoyed the video and wish I lived close enough to go to gatherings like the one you just had. Also, I always pictured homes in Atlanta as being really, really close together like they are in most major cities and was so surprised to see just how large your front yard is. Wow – looks like a fabulous place to live. I really thought the wreath came out exceptionally well and it seems the ladies are a super group to stamp with. I just loved the entire thing. Great job!

  19. Too funny! Thanks for the much needed smile; great video; great tips. Thanks for sharing!

  20. I wish I’d had teachers like you when I was at school Brian! It would have been so much more fun! Loved the video, and meeting your friends.
    PS you love glitter? You are hilarious!

  21. This was so much fun to make and the video turned out great! Good thing I got my SU! shipment last night to make my own wreath this week during the storm!

  22. Such fun! And look who ended up with the wreath …did anybody check those slips of paper before they went into the jar ? Loved it and all I can say is I think there is a new Mr. Roger`s Neighborhood show in the works !!

  23. Loved this video! Great tips but especially loved seeing you working together on it.

  24. Hi Brian, what a great blog! Oh, I should keep this to just three things. . .
    I loved the video . . . the team, the tips and the fun ya’ll were having. Hoping to see more videos from you soon. Oh one more thing . . . that you won the wreath, great, great great surprise. 🙂

  25. Best video ever! Kudos especially to the Director of Music–the music played during the assembly section made me want to cheer! 🙂

  26. The wreath that THEY created is the prettiest one I have seen using this kit! I am sure you will think of them every time you look at it! I love wreathes so will be using this one to CASE. Does Pam always talk that fast?! I think she had lots of caffeine!

  27. I am now loving this kit too! I love how you were able to capture the whole experience on video, it made it so much more enjoyable. Fabulous tips from everyone as well! Congrats on winning the beautiful creation too!

  28. What a cute project, it’s like a welcome reminder that Spring will be here soon. I loved the video, the tips are really helpful. I hope you don’t mind if I add a tip that I picked up from a video from Sam of Pootles Papercraft. She suggested using a wooden skewer to twist the flowers around. I’m a clumsy fingers, so I’m thinking it will help when I do the wreath.

  29. you did NOT say you like glitter! lies!

  30. Love your video. Looks like fun! A great project to keep in mind when the snow melts up here in Maine in about three months. : )

  31. Oh, I’m late, I got a bit side tracked but, OMG!!!!! what a fantastic video, you guys are hilarious, a really awesome bunch of people!!!!! And you are one lucky guy, my dear, because you not only got lots of help, but you ended up winning the wreath…..hmmmmm…..I hope the drawing of the name was not rigged.

  32. What a great vid! Lol, the finale music was the best!

  33. Great video and project, Brian. As a few others questioned in their comments, were all the names in the jar “Brian”? LOL!

  34. I laughed out loud at this! What a good way to do an instructional video and not have to talk!! And you won the wreath??? Right! Great job, Brian! Loved it!

  35. Hmmmm… the wreath is GREAT, but the “drawing” is suspect! TFS!

  36. love that you have shared with text & video. great job!
    hugs, m

  37. Great idea for a post.

  38. Love the video! It made me laugh! Loved how fast Pam is talking. lol It just shows how much fun hanging out and making Stampin’ Up! stuff is. We always laugh and its a good time! But I think their is a little more chocolate eating going on at my house! lol
    Love and Hugs
    Shirley Pumpkin

  39. Laugh out loud funny video! Great idea and the gals created an awesome wreath!

  40. Brian…. love the project and the group video. Fantastic!

    You can come to stamp with the Paper Dolls any ol’ time!


  41. Brian the video is so great! More, more, more!! It’s the next best thing to meeting you in person, which I hope to do one day!!

  42. Glitter??? in the Fungeon???? great video, too

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  44. Brian and ladies…that was SO fantastically AWESOME! So much fun!!! Brightned up my dull day at work. What a great friendship you all have….. I sure do wish I lived down there with you all! Thanks for the lovely video, and the laughter. Awesome job!

  45. You are a hoot! I read your blog daily and this one has been the funnest one for a while! That wreath looks beautiful on your door!

  46. Brian, How fantastic that you won the wreath! I’m sure the drawing wasn’t rigged at all 😉 Great video, TFS.

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