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

Monday, May 2, 2022

Ideas Blog Hop May 2022 Fast & Fabulous

Hello and Happy May to you!   Are you excited for Spring? I soooo am. Everything is new in the springtime! It's also the first of the month, so you know what else is new?  Another fantastic IDEAS (International Demos Exciting Artistic Stampin') blog hop!  

Our theme for May is Fast and Fabulous and it features cards that are simple to recreate - hence the fast and fabulous.  I used the Bottled Happiness Bundle from our new 2022-2023 Annual catalog which features some of the new in colors! So exciting! 

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

Here's a little sneak peak of one of my projects:

Each tutorial features at least one card or sometimes a 3D project, some include multiples. It is chock full of inspiring designs from at least 15 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                         May. 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:                                                   

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 Caroline 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.