Occasions Catalog 2017 Blog Hop

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 🎉 Welcome to our January 1st blog hop! This month’s blog hop is featuring stamp sets from our Occasions Catalog 2017, which kicks off on January 4th. This date will also be the start of Sale-A-Bration. This is an amazing yearly Stampin’ Up! event that not only signifies the introduction of the products in our Spring (Occasions) Catalog, but also a time when you can earn free products.

We have the honor of another very special guest hopping with us this month – Janet Wakeland of Remarkably Created. It was recently announced that Janet is the third top demonstrator in the US and 4th Internationally. Wow, such an amazing achievement. Congratulations Janet!!

Occasions Catalog 2017

Occasions Catalog 2017

There are so many adorable stamp sets to choose from in the Occasions Catalog, I honestly want to buy all of them! However, I started with just a couple for now, Cool Treats and Moon Baby.

Cool Treats

Occasions Catalog 2017

Being a HUGE lover of ice cream, this stamp set was right up my alley. What I love about this stamp set, are not only the stamps themselves, but also the colors incorporated in the Designer Series Paper and Washi Tape.

Occasions Catalog 2017

The second card I created using the Cool Treats Stamp Set was made with a different ice cream color, a cherry on top, and the sentiment was positioned in a different place. The cherry is part of the coordinating Frozen Treats Framelits Dies. I colored the cherry stem with a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.

Occasions Catalog 2017

List of Supplies

My project supply list for the above cards! Click Products to shop online.

Moon Baby

The Moon Baby card below was colored in with our brand new Watercolor Pencils that are available in the Occasions Catalog.

This card was created with Whisper White Thick Cardstock as the base. I then added a layer of basic gray, but dry embossed it with the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder. Next I added a layer of Daffodil Delight, topped with a layer of Whisper White Cardstock. I stamped the images using Memento Ink. Lastly, I colored in with the Watercolor Pencils and then blended with Aqua Painters.

Occasions Catalog 2017

To add a little more pizzazz to the card, I added Wink of Stella to the stars. It is subtle, but that’s what I was going for. If you prefer more sparkle, you can always add more Wink of Stella!

List of Supplies

My project supply list for the above card! Click Products to shop online.

Here is my unboxing video when I first received my order. You can get a peek at all of the other goodies I get to play with too!


Blog Hop Links

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Blogging Friends Blog Hop! 

Next up on the Blog Hop is Leanne Dillon Johnson. I cannot wait to see what she created with her new products!

Occasions Catalog 2017


Rick Adkins
Janet Wakeland (January Guest)
Crystal Komara
Anna Conetta Masciovecchio
Libby Fens
Anne Power
Mary Blocher
Danica Ferrante
Deborah Smart
Jessica Mink – Skipping this month
Jodi Horsley –> You Are Here!
Leanne Dillon Johnson
Michelle Clarke
Mary Ann Rossiter
Lorene Yoshimura-Tanigawa
Tammy Hibbit Gill
Lisa Harvey Reber
Jenny Lane Gauthier




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I am a work from home mom who dearly loves her 15-year-old daughter, 11-year-old boy/girl twins, and husband. I love my life and feel very blessed by what God has provided for me.


  1. Lovely coloring such sweet projects! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wonderful cards Jodi! Love the baby card, defiantly on my list to order! TFS!

  3. I love your cards, Jodi! Cool Treats is one of my favorites and I love how you used the matching washi tape on your card! And, that subtle touch of the wink of stella is just perfect for your baby card. So cute!
    Danica Ferrante recently posted..Stampin’ Up! Spring 2017 Occasions Catalog Featuring Dragonfly Dreams – Blogging Friends Blog Hop January 2017My Profile

  4. These are so sweet! (No pun intended!!) And I love the twinkling stars! So cute!

  5. Such sweet cards! You inspired me to get this set out and create something. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Really cute cards, Jodi! I hadn’t noticed that darling little strawberry in the cool treats framelits. This bundle is one of the bundles at the top of my ‘must have’ list! Your baby card is really cute too. always great to have some baby cards on hand. Thanks for sharing.
    Tammy Gill recently posted..Happy New Year – Blog Hop!My Profile

  7. Great cards, Jodi. The ice cream card is so fun!

  8. Oh, that ice cream looks so yummy! I love how you used the same basic layout, just switched the placement of the sentiment. The sleeping baby is adorable – you want subtly twinkly stars, so as not to wake him up! 🙂

  9. Wow.. I love you projects! Thank you for inspiring me and perfect timing. I have tomorrow set aside to stamp my heart out.

  10. Very adorable cards!!! Love the baby card – so sweet!

  11. Love these sweet treat. Just what we need for summer in Australia but ice cream is great all year round 🙂 Thanks

  12. Crystal Komara says

    Such sweet cards, Jodi! I didn’t buy the little baby bundle stamp set, only because I find I never need baby cards – but I kind of wish I did, because that little moon is so adorable! Happy New Year!

    • Thank you Crystal! I really do not need a baby stamp set either. However, I haven’t gotten one in so long, and this one was so adorable. 🙂 Happy New Year to you too!


  1. […] The Basic Gray Cardstock was dry embossed using the Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I then added Metallic Ribbon, which I received as a free product from Sale-A-Bration. […]

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