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Alaska Achievers Blog Hop December 2017 -- Picture Perfect Birthday

Creative Inking Blog Hop -- Occasion & Sale-A-Bration Catalogs Sneak Peeks!!

Hello my stamper and crafter friends!  Thank you so much for stopping to visit me. It's hump day...well, it's really more exciting to say that our Creative Inking designers have lots to share with you.  It's time for our regularly scheduled December blog hop!!  I am *really* excited to stamp and share during this time of year for TWO reasons:  1.  I love creating handmade cards and treat packages to give to friends, co-workers, and family during the Christmas season, and, 2.  the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs are in my hands and I got to pre-order and play with the new products before January!  *double-squeal*



You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from the very 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.


This card was created with our oldest daughter, Sydney, in mind.  This last Friday, my husband and our immediate family were honored and blessed to witness her graduation ceremony from Nursing school.  She is strong-willed, dedicated, focused, and blessed with so many wonderfully kind attributes that will benefit her to be an amazing nurse to whomever needs her assistance. Sydney is a clean and simple young lady with a little bit of her Momma's country spunk.  Yep!  I'm that proud Momma!

Creative Tips:

  • The majority of the products of this fabulous creation are going to be available for purchase from the upcoming Occasions catalog starting January 3rd.  Unlike the products Suites introduced in the catalog, I did a little mix-n-match of products...just because I like to do that, I guess.  teehehe.  The sentiment comes from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set, but the Designer Series Paper is a specialty paper called "Sweet Soiree".


  • Do you see all of the shine outlining the flowers on the designer paper?  YUM!  That was my starting point to selecting a Silver Foil Scallop Circle to showcase the sentiment layer.  Another piece that included some silver was the Vellum vine layered onto the Berry Burst half Stitched Circle.  This comes from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit...and it's loaded with shiny accents and embellishments for adorning your projects.
  • To top it off...with more Silver, of the new Silver Baker's Twine!  Wrap it around the scalloped/stitched circle focal layer a couple of times and tie if off into a bow, and you've got yourself a quick, easy and fun Congratulatory card.  Hard to believe this sentiment came from "birthday" stamp set, huh?!!


Here are a few pics of my sweet and amazing baby girl!!  Yep!  She's my first born AND still my baby girl!  LOVE!!



Sydney's Diploma and Cap and Tassel.  The orange colored tassel is recognition of students earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing as an RN (Registered Nurse).

Sydney is the ecstatic one in the middle...beautiful and bright smile...gleaming from ear to ear!


Proud, proud moment!!  Thank you for letting me share her special day with you!  


It is always my passion to inspire you with my papercrafting projects.  I hope I have peaked your excitement to get your hands on the new Occasions catalog products that I have shared with you.  They will be available for purchase on January 3, 2018, but if you can't wait that long, you can join my Stampin' Up! family and put them in your Starter Kit.  How exciting is that?!!   I am always very, very appreciative of your shopping excursion through my online store, too.


So with one click you can be on your way to soak in some more ideas showcasing the new products that we have had fun playing with in our craft havens.  Your next stop on the hop will not disappoint...Dena Rekow...she always has something super cute and fun to share. 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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What supplies do you need to create this card? 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!