Monday, October 24, 2022

Facebook Live Takeover


Facebook Live Takeover!

Deck the halls with Christmas Crafting...

Falalalala - lala - lala!

Starting this Thursday, for four weeks, I am planning a Facebook Live Takeover!

Join me each Thursday on FaceBook Live at the normal time - 7:15p for a FREE Christmas Card Class!

If you can't join live,  watch the replay of the

Live over on my YouTube channel:

Pickled Peppers YouTube Channel

Also, find me on Facebook: 

Pickled Peppers on FaceBook

I will be featuring 3 Christmas Cards each week using a different stamp set or bundle each week.

I hope you are able to join me for some fun and inspiration!


Starter kit promotion ending soon

In case you hadn't heard...It’s a fabulous time to purchase the Stampin’ Up! starter kit.

New team members will get even MORE FREE products in their customizable Starter Kit. That's right - you fill your kit with products of your choosing. Cool, huh?

Between October 4-31, those who sign up can get 

$155 USD worth of products for only $99 USD + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun of being a part of the amazing Stampin’ Up! community, including being a part of my team - The Pickled Perfect Stampers!

This deal ends on 10/31/22, so hurry before time runs out!   Click the link to see more details about the starter kit.

Join my team

Dara "DeeDee" Walter

Pickled Peppers Creative Cafe

Sunday, October 16, 2022

FB Live - Wisteria Wishes Stamp Set

I couldn't help it...I made a quick card for my Facebook Live this week and wondered what it would look like using different color schemes and stamps.  

I thought that I would use the whimsical Wisteria Wishes stamp set initially. It is in the Annual Catalog. I had been longing to use it but to be honest, I had taken my time purchasing it.  

The leaves on the embossed mat are using the Twigs & Sprigs hybrid embossing folder. The the leaves match those of the Wisteria Wishes stamp set, so I settled on another embossed card layer and tone on tone stamping this week.  

I coupled it with Fresh Freesia, Gorgeous Grape, Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz inks. The stamped mat is attached to Fresh Freesia with Stampin' Dimensionals and the label is attached only partially with Stampin' Dimensionals. I'll explain in a bit. Isn't is simple, yet grand?

Wisteria Wishes Stamp Set

  In this variation, I decided to darken up the tone on tone to see what kind of feel I would get. I have to say that I am really digging the Soft Succulent and the gold embellishments. I think it works nicely, don't you?

Since the stamped layered mat with the images is attached already with Stampin' Dimensionals, I didn't want to attach the sentiment layer with more of them, as it would be higher on the left than the right. I also didn't want the end of the sentiment layer to flop down, on the right edge where it is hanging over.

The trick?  Add a single Stampin' Dimensional on the reverse side of the mat that will over hang the stamped and layered portion and use Seal Plus on the remainder.  The sentiment layer will even all the way across!


Finally, in my last iteration of this layout, I used the more bold Cajun Craze to grab the focus, although the result is still subtle.  I decided on a simple layered circle and sentiment, as to not compete with the beauty of the stamp set and the boldness of the color palette.  I was really please with the result. And the Soft Seedlings stamp set is so lovely!

Soft Seedlings Stamp Set

I hope that you enjoy these three cards as much as I enjoyed creating them.  They are different enough to stand alone, but the same enough to make a cute set of cards, that compliment each other.

Here are the products I used to create this lovely trio.

Awash in Beauty Designer Series Paper 158973
Harvest Designer Series Paper 159633
Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper 159651
Cajun Craze cardstock 119684
Very Vanilla Cardstock Thick 144237
Very Vanilla Cardstock 101650
Fresh Freesia Cardstock 155613
Soft Succulent Cardstock 155776
Gorgeous Grape ink 147099
Cajun Craze ink 147085
So Saffron ink 147109
Soft Succulent ink 155788
Pale Papaya ink 155670
Fresh Freesia ink 155611
Adhesive Backed Seasonal Sequins 159964

See these items in my online store here: STORE

Thanks for stopping by!
Dara Walter
Pickled Peppers Creative Cafe

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Apple Harvest Card

Apple of my Eye! 

I cannot get enough of the Apple Harvest stamp set. 

I am featuring this Pinterest inspired card for a Facebook Live Thursday.

Aren’t the apples so realistic? 

I’m also completely enamored with the blendability of the Stampin’ Blends markers.

I used the Awash in Beauty Designer Series Paper and Early Espresso ink.

If you are interested in seeing how I made this cute card, see the video below.

For more inspiration, follow me on Facebook: 
to create with me live on Thursday evenings.

This lovely stamp set is in the current seasonal Mini Catalog.

Here are links to the Apple Harvest stamp set, Granny Apple Green and Old Olive Stampin' Blends markers in my online store:

Monday, October 3, 2022

Ideas Blog Hop - Christmas Crafting


Hello Crafty Friends! It's time for the IDEAS (International Demos Exciting Artistic Stampin') blog hop.

Well, it is fall and the holiday season is vastly approaching. That being said, this month's theme for the blog hop is all about Christmas Crafting.

I am using the Leave of Holly stamp bundle.  It is one of my favorite from the Holiday Mini Catalog.

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

Here's one of my project contributions:

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 October. 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 Mary Kate Scott 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.