Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Blessings of Home Facebook LIve

Did you see last week's Facebook Live? I made a bright and festive card using the Blessings of Home Stamp bundle (157939).  It includes the stamp set and the coordinating die set as well.  It makes cutting the images so simple.

Just like last week, this is another SIP project - Stamps, Inks and Paper!  It's wonderful when you can use the products to create over and over again.  And there is nothing like a little coloring therapy.  The flowers are so bold with plenty of space to color, and the Stampin' Blends make coloring so quick and easy!

I give a few tips during the video about using Stampin' Blends markers and our Painted Texture 3D embossing folder (154317). This is one of my favorite embossing folders because of the artsy look and feel of it.  Trust me, it's FAB!

I used Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Balmy Blue and Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends alcohol ink markers.

Another favorite you will see me use is the Scalloped Contours dies (155560). They are so very versatile and add a simple, yet elegant touch to your projects.

This was such a fun card to create. I hope you enjoy it.

If you didn’t get a chance to catch the Facebook Live, you can see it here:

Follow me on Facebook to see Live crafting on Thursday evenings a 7:15p

Thanks for stopping by!

Dara Walter
Pickled Peppers Creative Cafe

Monday, June 6, 2022

Ideas Blog Hop June 2022 Color Me Happy

Hello and Happy June to you!   Are you having a colorful start to Summer? I soooo am! And hopefully this blog hop will bring some color into your life as well! 

Of course it's IDEAS (International Demos Exciting Artistic Stampin') blog hop time!  

Our theme for June is Color Me Happy and it's focus is, you guessed it...COLOR! 

Here's our collage, which is a sneak peak from each designer in this edition of the tutorial bundle.  See it here:

Here's my Sweet Sorbet project contribution for June:

Each tutorial features at least one card or sometimes a 3D project, some include multiples. It is chock full of inspiring designs from different designers!  

Would you like a copy of the instructions for these projects to use for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? Contact me to find out how to purchase the tutorial bundle or earn it for FREE!  

If you would like a copy of the written tutorial, here are some ways to get it:

1.  Place a minimum order of $50 in my online store during the month of                         June. You must use this link with the host code: 

and you will receive the tutorial for FREE!  The PDF tutorial will be emailed to you within 48 hours of receipt of your order. This cannot be combined with other offers.
2.  You may purchase a copy of the tutorial here:                                                             https://forms.gle/HgFXHTjDFWhuoHGe6

3.  My team members get a copy of the tutorial for FREE every month to create the       projects or to use for hosting classes.   Not a team member yet, but would like         to be?  Click HERE to get more information or to join my team.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Want more exciting inspiration? See more  projects next from Elizabeth by clicking the NEXT button below.  

*Once you have received the tutorials, please remember not to share or distribute the printed or electronic copies of these bundles. We have worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your use. If you know someone that would like to purchase the bundle, please direct them to me to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support.

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Kit Collection BOGO Sale

Did you know that Stampin’ Up! has a collection of all inclusive card and papercrafting kits? Ready to craft on the go?

Well we do, and for the month of June, they’re on sale - Buy one get one at 50% off! And to take it a step further - the 2nd kit is 50% off, even if it's more than the first kit! Crazy right?

These kits are all inclusive, so the only other things nice to have while you're crafting with our kits are Liquid Multipurpose glue, Paper Snips and our Take Your Pick tool. 

It’s a great time to try them out. Get one for yourself and a friend and have a craft date. Or even gift them - they're a great give idea, especially for the price!

You can see all of the kits here:

Be sure to use this Host Code link:


and get a gift if your order reaches $50!

Wanna see all of the current fab products from Stampin' Up!?  

Visit my online store here:


Happy Crafting!

Dara Walter

Pickled Peppers Creative Cafe 

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Last Chance List


The last chance list for the January - June mini catalog has began.  There are some discounted products up to 50% off.

See a list of what’s going away here:


Browse and shop the Last Chance products here: 


Use this link for a free gift if your order is over $50:


Here are a couple of my favorite from the list:



Thanks for stopping by!

Dara Walter
Pickled Peppers Creative Cafe 

Friday, May 27, 2022

Oceanfront Facebook Live card

During this week's Facebook Live, I made a serene and creative card using the Oceanfront stamp set.  I simply love the "scenery" stamp sets created by Stampin' Up. The artistry is  amazing and these stamp sets work so beautifully together!

Another wonderful thing about this stamp set is that it doesn't require a whole lot of embellishing; it's a great example of SIP - Stamps, Inks and Paper - standing alone beautifully.  One of my favorite ways to create.


In the live video, I share a technique to create the gradient sunset on the horizon.  I used Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral inks.  I inked the stamp with Crushed Curry, then using a dauber, I added the Calypso Coral to the inked stamp to give dual color with one pass.

Using the Brushed Metal gems, I created little "pebbles" to highlight the green plants.

This was such a fun card to create. I hope you enjoy it.

If you didn’t get a chance to catch the Facebook Live, you can see it here:

Follow me on Facebook to see Live crafting on Thursday evenings a 7:15p

Thanks for stopping by!

Dara Walter
Pickled Peppers Creative Cafe

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Bottled Happiness

Did you get a chance to catch last week's Facebook Live?  I shared a cute and stately card using the Bottled Happiness stamp set.  I am loving the Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss and Soft Seafoam together.  

Bottled Happiness is an adorable two step stamp set with the cutest little set of bottles.  The tallest bottle can also be used as a wine bottle or they can both be used as vases.  It even has stamps for the bottle label and a coordinating sentiment.  It was one of my first picks from our new Annual Catalog.

I used Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Soft Seafoam inks to keep the design simple, yet sweet.  I also add Linen Thread and Basic Rhinestone jewels for a little bit of bling.

Here's another Card using the 2 step floral spray in the lovely new In Color - Sweet Sorbet.

Sweet, isn't it?
If you didn’t get a chance to catch the Facebook Live, you can see it here:

Follow me on Facebook to see Live crafting on Thursday evenings a 7:15p

Thanks for stopping by!

Dara Walter
Pickled Peppers Creative Cafe

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Today’s the Day!

N Today’s the Day! Got your wish list ready???

The Day we’ve all been waiting for! It’s New Catalog Day!!!

Click the photo above to see a digital copy of the catalog or visit my online store (link below) to see the new products and shop: 


Would you like to earn In Color Products for FREE? 

There is an AMAZING Starter Kit promotion going on at Stampin’ Up! right now.  If you purchase the starter kit between May 3 and May 31, 2022, not only do you get to choose $125 in product for $99 with free shipping, but you will get all of the following In Color products for FREE:

The new In Color ink pads
New In Color cardstock
New In Color Designer Series Paper and
Pretty Grid Paper

You’ll get to be a part of an amazing and growing community of like minded people who love stamping Stampin Up as much as you do (as a part of my team, The Pickled Perfect Stampers) as well as the global Stampin’ Up community.

You’ll be able to save on your stamping supplies. Plus you’ll get early access to supplies and to exclusive events. There are special groups full of inspiration and so much more!

If this sounds amazing to you, click the link below. I would love to welcome you to my team!

Thanks for reading!

Dara Walter
Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
Leader of the Pickled Perfect Stampers