Pal’s February Blog Hop …..Home To Roost

Good morning from Annapolis. 

Welcome to the Pals’ February blog hop. We’re so glad you’re here because it’s “Time to Sale-A-Brate”! Our Design Team created projects using Sale-A-Bration items to inspire you. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.


When I first saw this set in the Sale-A-Bration catalog I knew  had to have it.  Growing up we had two rooster lamps in our house.  When my parents moved in together they each brought one with them.  My Dad’s is all white with a lovely maple base. Like he was  it is a classic, sturdy, functional lamp. Not too showy. It resides in my bedroom. My Mom’s like she was, is very detailed and colorful. That one  resides in my Sister’s living room.  February happens to be the month both my parents passed away in. On the 8th my Dad will been gone 11 years and on the 28th my Mom will be gone 8 years.  Creating this card felt like my little tribute to them.  I hope it brings you a smile. 

When I started to design this card I wanted it to be like those two lamps. Classic and functional with a little bit of show!  

I think I did my Parent’s two lamps justice!  My card has  a nice basic background of layers. Real Red and Regals Designer Series Paper cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelit Dies. I added some burlap ribbon. (The one I used is retired but I included a link in the supplies for one that is current.)  My rooster colored up nicely with alcohol markers and since I am a Jersey Girl and love BLING I added 3 pearls in the upper right hand corner to balance the card out.  

Dad’s / My lamp 
Mom’s / my Sister Eileen’s lamp


For the sentiment I stamped it in Versamark and heat embossed with black embossing powder.  Heat embossing a sentiment gives it some dimension and makes it “pop”, it is a favorite technique of mine.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 13, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Spring Has Sprung” projects. Don’t miss the fun!


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Susan Itell
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Your ROOSTER is just adorable and great story! It is always fun to go down that wonderful…."memory lane" – loved how many colors you used and the ribbon detail – a perfect finishing touch!

Jill Killeen
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Thanks Susan!!! It was fun! I think my sister has been wondering why I asked her to photograph that lamp!

Rosanne Mulhern
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Great card and back story, Jill! I'm sure you cherish you Dad's lamp and this was such a fitting tribute to both parents!

Jill Killeen
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Thanks Roseanne! Those lamps are very special.

Karen Hallam
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I've seen this card up close and personal! It is a beauty – your coloring, as always, is impeccable! I loved reading the inspirational story for your card, Jill!

Jill Killeen
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Thanks Karen! You know me I have to share with my Sisterhood of the Traveling Stamps girls
First!!

Debbie Mageed
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Oh, what a great card! I love this rooster and keep looking for the best one to CASE – yours did it! Thanks for sharing it and your wonderful memory.

Jill Killeen
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Thanks Debbie! Your comments are truly appreciated.

Unknown
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Adorable. Keeping my comment simple as they usually don't stay – somewhere in cyber space are a bunch of comments for your creations floating around!

Chris from Pella

Jill Killeen
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Oh my goodness. I do know a lot of my comments disappeared because of google+ being phased out.

Thank you so much for commenting!

Jeanie Stark
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Jill, your card is lovely and I love your inspirational story. Cool lamps! I have a few roosters in my home. You'll have to check them out this weekend! I think I'll pull out that rooster and stamp and color! TFS

Jill Killeen
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Thanks Jeanie! I will have to scope out your roosters! Looking forward to some “sister stampin”!!

Nancy Farrell
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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card. I can't wait to get this stamp set. I even think I can color this bird in.
🙂

Su Mohr
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Beautiful card, Jill! Fun to see your rooster lamps!

Jill Killeen
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Nancy! You are such a sweetheart. You could totally color this! Baby steps.

Jill Killeen
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Su, thanks! My Sister and Nieces enjoyed it too.

Jennifer Michalski
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Jill this is such a fun and fresh card! I love the inspiration of the lamps that you used for the rooster colors 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

Mary Hanson
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Jill, a beautiful card in these vibrant colors! Loved the story!

Jill Killeen
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Thank You so much!

Jill Killeen
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Thank you. It was really my Mom’s lamp that gave me the color inspiration.

Katy McGloin
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Jill, this is a lovely tribute to your folks!! Coloring is great!! Well done!

Jill Killeen
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Thank you so much. Your comment is truly appreciated.