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February 2017

Creative Inking Blog Hop -- Color My World with Trucks

 

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Hello there crafty stamper friends!  Welcome to February's Creative Inking Blog Hop!  Do you like to color?  Whether it is with crayons, color pencils, acrylic paint, or a splash of paint-by-number?  If so, you are in for a treat because this months theme is "Color My World".  Every now and then, I get in a routine to where I just want to add color without the help of a rubber stamp.  My Aqua Painter is my most favorite watercoloring tool, but have been telling myself that I need to give fair share of attention to Blender Pens....especially, now that Stampin' Up! has reintroduced Watercolor Pencils into the mix.  I think it's because I'm not as good at using them, but the end result is just as forgiving and fun as the Aqua Painter tool.  Let's take a gander at my creation, shall we!

You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from the talented Sandy Mott's blog. Please be sure to click the 'Next' button (found below) to move along the Creative Inking blog hop. If you get off track at any time, the full line up below will help you move along from blog to blog.

 

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One of my favorite Suites in the Occasions catalog is the Cool Treats Suite.  Who can pass up the yummy colors and playful patterns in the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper found on page 33 in the Occasions catalog.  Soooo, with Tasty Treats comes the Tasty Trucks stamp set available for free with a $50 purchase....one of the favored Sale-A-Bration items in this years catalog.  You can find it on page 12 in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  There are some really cute samples to drool over, too. A tasty match, if you ask me!

Creative Tips:

  • Watermelon Wonder is one of my favorite In Colors, so the card base (4-1/4" x 11") sets the tone for a bright and cheery Thank You card.
  • I love to mix-n-match contrasting patterns from a designer series paper pack...checks versus a smaller speckled design.  One is more monochromatic with the other being more colorful.  To add a little more pizzazz, die cut the speckled pattern using the Stitched Shapes Framelits, then evenly layer the pieces onto a strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock.  This helps separate the two patterns, and yet, complimenting each other.  The Peekaboo Peach scallop circle helps bring notice to this color in the speckled pattern.

 

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  • Stamp the Tasty Truck using Archival Basic Black ink twice onto Whisper White cardstock.  Die cut one of the images with a Stitched Circle Shapes Framelits.
  • Squish ink into the Stampin' Pad lids of each of the colors (Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Chocolate Chip, Watermelon Wonder, and Peekaboo Peach) so that you have ink on the inside of the lid when you open them.  This will be your color palette when picking up ink with your Blender Pen to color your Tasty Truck image.  When you are done coloring, use your Paper Snips to handcut (aka fussy cut) the image.  Set in place over top the image that has been die cut using Stampin' Dimensionals.  TIP:  When adding the ink to the image, start in the area that you want to be darker in color and swirl your ink away from the starting point until it is lighter in color.  Remember, you can always add more ink, but you can't take it away.
  • Wrap Whisper White Thick Baker's Twine around the card front and tie into a bow off to the side.
  • Set the stamped and matted layer in place using Stampin' Dimensio
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And, there is your colorful Tasty Truck.  Such a cute Thank You card that is perfect for any occasion.

There is more "Let's Sale-A-Brate" inspiration to see, so make sure you hop on over to Linda Bauwin's blog...I know she has created a project that will make you drool even more. Click on the 'Next' button and you'll be at your next stop.  If you get lost or sidetracked, please come on back and follow the list of participants shown below.  Have fun filling your inspiration bucket...don't forget to come back real soon.  :)

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From the bottom of my heart, many, many "thanks" to you for you stopping by to visit me.  I love all of the visits; and it warms my heart to read your thoughts you share with each comment.  If you haven't already, please share my love for papercrafting and invite your friends to stop by.  Click on the subscribe button to my blog (within the sidebar) so that you don't miss a single post.  I love what I do; and, I can't express enough how very passionate I am to share my love for papercrafting with you.
 

Get the biggest bang for your buck when you shop and combine any of the specials/sales with your non-sale items.

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Sale-A-Bration Celebration is an exclusive FREE event!

Get your exclusive invitation to this event by doing one of the following:

 
 
 
So how do you get your Sale-A-bration items for FREE?  I've created a shopping list to create my Tasty Truck Thank You card:
 
 
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I would love to have you join me for the after Sale-A-Bration Celebration.  All of the details can be found in this blog post.
 
 



Thank you for Shopping with Lori

  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! Annual 2016-17 Catalog online
  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog online
  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! 2017 Sale-A-Bration Catalog online
  • Clearance Rack -- Select products up to 60% off!
  • Save 10% on a large selection of Stampin' Up! Bundles
  • Save 10% on Occasions Catalog Product Bundles
  • Subscribe to your creative escape with Paper Pumpkin
  • Orders of $30 or more receive Dreamers Loyalty Rewards Points, accumulate and redeem for free stamps...print your copy!
  • Use Hostess Code VCPPZPRY to get a FREE GIFT from me when you order $50 or more.
  • STAMPIN' REWARDS:  Orders over $150 receive $15+ additional free product (you do not want to use the Hostess Code noted above...this is so YOU receive the Hostess benefits).




DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS?  Please holler if you do.  I love and appreciate your comments.

ARE YOU A FACEBOOK FAN?  I would love it if you would "Like" my Lori Dreams Stampin page.

DO YOU CRUISE PINTEREST?  If you enjoy Pinterest, you can find my creations on Pinterest, too.

What supplies do you need to create this project? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!

 

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Product List for Tasty Trucks Thank You Card

Stamp It Blog Hop -- Celebrating Birthdays!!


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Good morning stampers and paper crafters!  Thank you for visiting my share of the Stamp It Blog Hop. This month's theme is one that everyone can use lots of ideas and inspiration...who doesn't get excited about Birthdays?!!  There are so many ways to celebrate a birthday...with a card, banners, treat boxes, cupcake toppers, party favors...you name it.  Birthday's are so much fun to share with family and friends.

If you have been traveling along the Stamp It Group Blog Hop, you may have come here from team blogger, Rachael Rife's blog.  If this is your very first stop, I want to thank you so much for stopping to visit me. If you like to skip and hop and happen to get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

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I have a number of girlfriends that are sassy and spunky; therefore, they are the focus of my Birthday card.  When I got a first peek of the Sale-A-Bration catalog, the "Hey Chick" stamp set was the first one I wanted to put on my order.  It's free with a $50 purchase! If you don't have your copy of this set yet....you need to add those sassy chicks to your arsenal of rubber stamps.  Super CUTE!

Creative Tips:

  • I haven't played with a 'fancy' fold card in a while, so the traditional 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" cardbase has 2" cut off the front panel.
  • The color palette originates from the Carried Away Designer Series Paper pack.  This is another item you can earn for FREE with a $50 product purchase.  There are a ton of colors to work with in this pack....Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Peekaboo Peach, Smoky Slate, Watermelon Wonder, and Whisper White.
  • The Watermelon Wonder cardstock layer showcases the new Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder available in the Occasions catalog (page 47).  I was raised on a farm with lots of chickens that I could not pass up transforming it into a 'chicken wire' appearance.


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  • I am so in love with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  The Whisper White focal layer is sized 2-1/2" x 3", which does not match any of the stitched framelits.  I used the largest framelit to help me create a stitched impression on all four sides.
  • Did you hear that the Watercolor Pencils are back in stock?  Not for long, though, so you will want to get your set real soon...the second round of stock is estimated to be sold out within the next couple of weeks.  I used Blender Pens to do my coloring with the Watercolor Pencils...everyone needs to try out a Calypso Coral hairdo, right?!!  haha.
  • Even though Valentines Day is here and gone, the Mini Paper Clips found with the Sending Love Suite (Page 15 in the Occasions catalog) came in handy to accent the Calypso Coral Thick Baker's Twine.

 

There are several different sassy chicks with sentiments available in the Hey Chick stamp set that I could have used in the lower corner of the card, but this one fit the bill for a birthday celebration.  Don't you just love it when you have the freedom to create how you feel?  LOVE it!

For more Birthday themed inspiration, make sure you visit the other Stamp It Group members' blogs to see what projects they have to share.  Thanks for stopping by....stop back again real soon.


STAMP IT BLOG HOP GIVE AWAY

Good Luck!! One very lucky person will win this awesome Designer Tin of Cards Card Kit with a Bonus...this give away includes the stamp set!  To enter, you must leave a comment on any Stamp It Blog Hop Post....AND, you must include the correct hash tag...#stampitcontest.

 

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Blog Hop Participants


Don't forget...when you leave your comment for your chance to win this amazing kit, I love to read them.

Again, thank you--thank you--thank you!  I greatly appreciate you stopping by to visit me.  I love the visits; and it warms my heart to read your thoughts you share with each comment.  If you haven't already, please share and invite your friends to stop by.  Oh, and subscribe to my blog so that you don't miss a single post.  I can't express how very passionate I am to share my love for papercrafting with you.
 

 

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Sale-A-Bration Celebration is an exclusive FREE event!

Get your exclusive invitation to this event by doing one of the following:

 
Need an idea?  Start with my Hey Chick card project:
 

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Do You Want to Celebrate Sale-A-Bration with me?  All of the details for my exclusive Sale-A-bration Celebration can be found in this blog post
 

Thank you for Shopping with Lori

  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! Annual 2016-17 Catalog online
  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog online
  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! 2017 Sale-A-Bration Catalog online
  • Clearance Rack -- Select products up to 60% off!
  • Save 10% on a large selection of Stampin' Up! Bundles
  • Save 10% on Occasions Catalog Product Bundles
  • Subscribe to your creative escape with Paper Pumpkin
  • Orders of $30 or more receive Dreamers Loyalty Rewards Points, accumulate and redeem for free stamps...print your copy!
  • Use Hostess Code VCPPZPRY to get a FREE GIFT from me when you order $50 or more.
  • STAMPIN' REWARDS:  Orders over $150 receive $15+ additional free product (you do not want to use the Hostess Code noted above...this is so YOU receive the Hostess benefits).

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS?  Please holler if you do.  I love and appreciate your comments.

ARE YOU A FACEBOOK FAN?  I would love it if you would "Like" my Lori Dreams Stampin page.

DO YOU CRUISE PINTEREST?  If you enjoy Pinterest, you can find my creations on Pinterest, too.

 

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What supplies do you need to create these projects? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be purchased through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!

Product List for Hey Chick Birthday card


Sealed with Love Valentine Envelope Treat Pouch

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!  I hope your day is full of love and joy from everyone special in your life...this hallmark holiday is not just for the love birds!  haha  In fact, I created some special envelope treat pockets to go along with some Prize Patrol packages that I was sending out to winning participants from a couple of weekly challenges I held within my Lori's Dream Team group.

 

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I hadn't pulled out my Envelope Punch Board in a while, and I had a good pack of Sending Love Designer Series Paper to use up, so let's make treat pockets!  Using the measurements on the board, I created a 4" x 4" envelope with my first score at 3".  Love this punch board!  Super easy to use.

 

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I decorated the front side using the sentiment from the Sealed with Love stamp set, various dies and embellishments.  Stuffed it with a large York Peppermint Patty and...VOILA!  Off to the mailboxes they went last week in hopes they arrive by today.

 

I am very grateful to everyone that stops to visit me... I appreciate you and all of your wonderful support of my favorite stamping business.  I love the visits; and it warms my heart to read your thoughts you share with each comment.  If you haven't already, please share and invite your friends to stop by.  Oh, and subscribe to my blog so that you don't miss a single post.  I can't express how very passionate I am to share my love for papercrafting with you.

 

SAB-CelebrationGraphic-Lori

Sale-A-Bration Celebration is an exclusive FREE event!

Get your exclusive invitation to this event by doing one of the following:

 
Need an idea?  Start with my Envelope Punch Board project:
 
 
 
 
All of the details for my Sale-A-bration Celebration can be found in this blog post
 

Thank you for Shopping with Lori

  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! Annual 2016-17 Catalog online
  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog online
  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! 2017 Sale-A-Bration Catalog online
  • Clearance Rack -- Select products up to 60% off!
  • Save 10% on a large selection of Stampin' Up! Bundles
  • Save 10% on Occasions Catalog Product Bundles
  • Subscribe to your creative escape with Paper Pumpkin
  • Orders of $30 or more receive Dreamers Loyalty Rewards Points, accumulate and redeem for free stamps...print your copy!
  • Use Hostess Code VCPPZPRY to get a FREE GIFT from me when you order $50 or more.
  • STAMPIN' REWARDS:  Orders over $150 receive $15+ additional free product (you do not want to use the Hostess Code noted above...this is so YOU receive the Hostess benefits).

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS?  Please holler if you do.  I love and appreciate your comments.

ARE YOU A FACEBOOK FAN?  I would love it if you would "Like" my Lori Dreams Stampin page.

DO YOU CRUISE PINTEREST?  If you enjoy Pinterest, you can find my creations on Pinterest, too.


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What supplies do you need to create these projects? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!

 

Product List for Valentine Envelope Treat Pocket


OSAT Blog Hop -- Better Together with Love

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Good morning stampers and paper crafters!  It's hard to believe that it is February already, but the One Stamp At a Time (OSAT) Design Team Blog Hop is right on time for our monthly show-n-tell!  I am so happy and thankful for your visit today. This may be your first stop on the hop, or you may have hopped over here from Melissa Davies's blog. Either way, in order to view all of the blog participants sharing their wonderful craftiness, click on the "NEXT" button at the bottom of each post.

The theme for our hop today is a "Love or Wedding" them.  In my mind, they kind of go hand-in-hand, don't you think?  I love it when my crafting projects just so happens to line up with the OSAT blog hop.  The first project (my card) is actually a spin-off from the 2nd project.  I can't wait for you to see!

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Creative Tips:

  • Working with the wedding colors, the card base is Blushing Bride cardstock, measuring 4-1/4" x 11" and scored at 5-1/2".  Add a 1" strip of Blushing Bride Designer Series paper and adhere directly to the cardbase.
  • The piece of Marina Mist cardstock was embossed with Falling Petals textured impressions folder.  How cool is it that this folder looks more like little hearts?...perfect for a wedding or love theme.  :)  This layer was popped up using Stampin' Dimensionals before adhering to the card front.

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  • The focal image is a Stitched Circle die cut and stamped randomly using one of the images from the Avant Garden stamp set in Marina Mist and Blushing Bride inks. NOTE:  You can get this stamp set for free with a $50 purchase in my store.  **squeal**
  • Love Sparkles stamp set is filled with fun sentiments...the Celebrate sentiment was inked using Archival Basic Black ink and clear embossed and heat set onto Vellum cardstock.
  • DID YOU KNOW? that you can click on any images I include related to the project to see an enlarged version?  Yep!  I do this so that you can see the details of my projects a weeee bit better. As I get older, I'm finding myself pulling out what I call my "granny glasses".  haha

 

Bridal Shower Letters for You Banner:  This next project was a special request from a friend whose daughter is planning a destination wedding, thus the phrase "Traveling from Miss to Mrs". I had soooo much fun creating this little gem.  One of the details provided to me before starting this project is that the wedding invitations have a world map incorporated into them.  It's a good thing I still had a couple packs of the retired Typeset Specialty Designer Series paper because those sheets with the world map on them was put to good use.  Haha!!

 

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Creative Tips:

  • My favorite tool in the whole wide world got lots of use to create this banner...the Big Shot is amazing!  A list of dies includes the Banners Framelits, Large Letters Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, and Layering Ovals Framelits.
  • It's projects like these that I am very thankful to Stampin' Up! for our ribbons and twines come in larger quantities.  The Very Vanilla 1/4" Satin Ribbon from the Falling in Love Suite in the Occasions catalog was perfect for stringing the banners.
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At this time, you are now ready to hop on over to Elizabeth Jeanne’s blog.  You won't want to miss traveling on as I know that she will have something adorable to share with you.  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Melissa Davies's blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing!

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Blog Hop Participants

 

I am very grateful to everyone that stops to visit me... I appreciate you and all of your wonderful support of my favorite stamping business.  I love the visits; and it warms my heart to read your thoughts you share with each comment.  If you haven't already, please share and invite your friends to stop by.  Oh, and subscribe to my blog so that you don't miss a single post.  I can't express how very passionate I am to share my love for papercrafting with you.

 

 
SAB-CelebrationGraphic-Lori

Sale-A-Bration Celebration is an exclusive FREE event!

Get your exclusive invitation to this event by doing one of the following:

 
Need an idea?  Start with my Avant Garden – Celebrate card project:
 
 
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All of the details for my Sale-A-bration Celebration can be found in this blog post
 

Thank you for Shopping with Lori

  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! Annual 2016-17 Catalog online
  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog online
  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! 2017 Sale-A-Bration Catalog online
  • Clearance Rack -- Select products up to 60% off!
  • Save 10% on a large selection of Stampin' Up! Bundles
  • Save 10% on Occasions Catalog Product Bundles
  • Subscribe to your creative escape with Paper Pumpkin
  • Orders of $30 or more receive Dreamers Loyalty Rewards Points, accumulate and redeem for free stamps...print your copy!
  • Use Hostess Code VCPPZPRY to get a FREE GIFT from me when you order $50 or more.
  • STAMPIN' REWARDS:  Orders over $150 receive $15+ additional free product (you do not want to use the Hostess Code noted above...this is so YOU receive the Hostess benefits).

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS?  Please holler if you do.  I love and appreciate your comments.

ARE YOU A FACEBOOK FAN?  I would love it if you would "Like" my Lori Dreams Stampin page.

DO YOU CRUISE PINTEREST?  If you enjoy Pinterest, you can find my creations on Pinterest, too.


 

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What supplies do you need to create these projects? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!

Product List for Love Sparkles card

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