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February 2018

Creative Inking Blog Hop -- Creating with Color

Hello stamper and crafter friends! and, welcome to our February Creative Inking Blog Hop!  I just have to shout out that I am really excited about tonight's blog hop because we are all Creating with Color!!  So, what does that mean?  It means that I have been playing with Brusho Crystals!!  **squeal** But, it could mean that anyone is playing with other coloring mediums, too.  Such as our wonderful Watercolor Pencils, coloring with AquaPainters or Blender Pens, or showcasing a technique coloring with our new Stampin' Blends.  All of them are fun to play with when you are in a creative, zen moment.  Are you ready to see what I have to share? Let's check it out.

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You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from the very talented Lynn Streifert'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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Did you realize Party Panda LOVES to paaar-tay?!!  Yes, he (or she) does!  I am screaming with excitement to share the fun I had using Brusho with a Mini Muslin Bag.  A couple years ago, we (ummm, I mean Stampin' Up!) used to sell these bags, so what does that say?  I purchased the heck out of them so that I would not run out...aka...hoarder!! haha!  Hey, it's for wonderful stamping opportunities just like this one!  *snicker*

Creative Tips:

  • To ensure that the colors won't soak through to the back side of the Muslin bag, I slipped in a Window Sheet the exact width of the bag.  Because when you start sprinkling the Brusho Crystals onto the Muslin bag and spritz water onto it, the color is sure to soak through.  Sooo, our Window Sheets are very useful in more ways than for Shaker cards.  YAY!!

 

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  • Look at all that awesome color!! This stuff (called Brusho Crystal Colour) is sooo much fun to play with.  I only used 4 of the 5 colors on this project.  The color I left out was the Brilliant Red...I was afraid that it might overpower my project, plus, I wasn't using any red ink or cardstock that needed any coordinating color.

 

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  • When you first get your box of Brusho Crystals, the immediate thought is to tear off the strip that holds the lid to the jar.  NOOOO!  Read the instructions that are on the box...if you remove one of the lids, I guarantee that you will have Brusho everywhere!  WHEW!!  Good thing I was struggling to remove that plastic strip and decided to read first!  All you need are thumb tacks or pins to make one tiny hole.  I used pins that were pinned in my husbands new dress shirts.  One hole in the center and you will have plenty of Brusho Crystals escaping through that little hole.

  


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  • Do you see all of the color coordination with the True Gentlemans Designer Series Paper?. A little Dapper Denim, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, perhaps.  Fill the Muslin bag with a bunch of Werther's Candies and you are set up with a ahhhh-mazing little gift bag.  Super stinkin' cute, I'd say!
  • And, the Party Panda is FREE with a $50 order through my online store!  **squeal**

 

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.  I live to inspire!! But, if you want to become a "Happy Shopper" and get all of your favorites on your wish list at a discount, you can purchase the Starter Kit and join my Stampin' Up! family...fill your Starter Kit with what YOU want (up to $125 worth of product) and choose TWO additional FREE stamp sets, to boot!  How exciting is that?!!   I am always very, very appreciative of your shopping excursion through my online store, too.


IT'S SALE-A-BRATION TIME!!
 
Sale-A-Bration is under way and is, by far, the “most wonderful time of the year,” and not just because of the holidays.  Have you received your copy of the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs?  If not, you need them!


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Need an idea?  Start with my Party Panda Gift Bag project:
 



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 For every $50 you spend, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, there is a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for your free items.

Let’s break it down:

  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

This new option allows everyone to create a personalized Sale-A-Bration experience!  **squeal**

All of the fine details about Sale-A-Bration can be found HERE
 
 

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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Creative Inking Blog Hoppers

 
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.

 

Thank you for Shopping with Lori

  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! Annual 2017-18 Catalog online
  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog online
  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin’ Up! 2018 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 47MACX4R 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 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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Stamp It Blog Hop -- We Must Celebrate a Spring Fling

 

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Hello-hello stampers and paper crafters! I'm so excited to have you visiting me. Welcome to my spot on the Stamp It Bog Hop for the month of February. For this month's theme, we are all wanting to Spring Fling out of the winter and cold and into something bright and cheery.  Are you with me on that one?  I pretty sure you'd say 'heck yes!!'

If you have been traveling along the Stamp It Group Blog Hop, you may have come here from Tami White'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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Do you find yourself with lots of leftover strips trimmed from creating card fronts or matting a focal image?  Well, I have just the card for you!  I was looking for an excuse to play with my new Brusho Crystal Colours set (found on page 26 in the Occasions catalog).  But, who needs an excuse, right?!!

 

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To add balance, I added a Layered Circle Framelits frame to the center of the card.  The triple-cut "Celebrate" from the "Celebrate You Thinlits" dies makes the colors of Brusho vibrant and POP off the card...in a good way, though!  ;) 

 

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Look at all that beautiful color!  I love how the Whisper White strips dried...all the curl and warping really adds to the dimension and texture of the card.

For more Spring Fling themed inspiration, make sure you hop on over to the other Stamp It Group members' blogs to see what projects they have to share.  Thank you so much for stopping by....stop back again real soon.

 


 

STAMP IT BLOG HOP GIVE AWAY

Good Luck to all!! One very lucky paper crafter will win this wonderful Lots of Happy Card Kit. To enter, you must leave a comment on any Stamp It Blog Hop post....AND, finally, you must include the correct hash tag...#stampitcontest with your comment.

 

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CONGRATULATIONS to our December Blog Hop Winner!

Phyllis Sinclair

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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
 
 

 
IT'S SALE-A-BRATION TIME!!
 
Sale-A-Bration is under way and is, by far, the “most wonderful time of the year,” and not just because of the holidays.


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Need an idea?  Start with my Sure Do Love You project:
 
 
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For every $50 you spend, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, there is a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for your free items.

Let’s break it down:

  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

This new option allows everyone to create a personalized Sale-A-Bration experience!  **squeal**

All of the fine details about Sale-A-Bration can be found HERE
 
 
 

 
 
 



Thank you for Shopping with Lori

  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! Annual 2017-18 Catalog online
  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog online
  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin’ Up! 2018 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 47MACX4R 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 this Card? 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

OSAT Blog Hop -- Don't Go Breaking My Heart

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Good morning stampers and paper crafters!  Welcome to my stop on the One Stamp At a Time (OSAT) Design Team Blog Hop for the month of February!  This months theme is based on "Don't Go Breaking My Heart".  Am I the only one or do you all have Elton John singing in your head when you read this month's theme?  haha!  I've had the pleasure of watching him in concert on two different occasions and he is one AHHH-mazing entertainer!!

This may be your first stop on the hop, or you may have hopped over here from the OSAT designer. Either way, in order to view all of the blog participants sharing their wonderful craftiness, click on the next person in line within the list of blogger's posted at the end

 

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I did a little research and discovered that the song was released during the month of March, so I can truly say the song title and lyrics had nothing to do with Valentines Day!  Even though I'm continuing to use the "Sure Do Love You" stamp set and "Painted with Love" Designer Series paper, I can honestly say that my creation is not connected to Valentine's Day, either.  Yippee, right?!!  My creation can easily be used for a couple who have recently announced their engagement, or use it as a wedding card, or the announcement of a pregnancy, or whatever the occasion may be to celebrate...just not Valentine's Day.  Teehehe


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The colors for the card are pulled from the Painted with Love Designer Series paper...Calypso Coral for the card base, Rich Razzleberry for the matted layer to coordinate with the hearts patterned paper, and Gold Foil paper to compliment the tiny heart foils in the patterned paper.

 

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The "celebrate" die is from the "Celebrate You" Thinlits Dies that you can get for free with a $100 purchase.  I am sooo excited that this year's Sale-A-Bration event is offering 2 levels of free reward choices.  These dies are worth it...but, truth be told, I love ALL of the dies that Stampin' Up! offers. Sooo worth the money because they never wear out, some dies have multiple uses and features, and they don't take up hardly any room to store!  LOVE!!

 

Coordinating Amazing You Celebration Gift Box

Would you believe me when if I told you that this is the first time making a box using the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies?  GASP!!  It's true!  I have no idea why I have waited this long...sooo easy and super cute!  NOTE:  The best adhesive to use for assembling the box is our Fast Fuse. That's because it has the strongest hold to keep the sides adhered together no matter what contents you put inside. 

 

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The sentiment for this gem comes from another FREE Sale-A-Bration selection...the Amazing You stamp set (free with a $50 product purchase).  Plus, it coordinates very well with the "Celebrate You Thinlits Dies".  This box measures at 5" x 3" and can fit more than your average small candies...definitely a gift card, some small notecards and envelopes, or whatever smaller sized gift you have in mind to celebrate a special occasion.


 
IT'S SALE-A-BRATION TIME!!
 
Sale-A-Bration is under way and is, by far, the “most wonderful time of the year,” and not just because of the holidays.  Have you received your copy of the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs?  If not, you need them!


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Need an idea?  Start with my Amazing You/Celebrate You Gift Box project:
 
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For every $50 you spend, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, there is a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for your free items.

Let’s break it down:

  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

This new option allows everyone to create a personalized Sale-A-Bration experience!  **squeal**

All of the fine details about Sale-A-Bration can be found HERE
 
 

 

The Fast Fuse 5-Day Sale Is HERE!!

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As you may remember, the response to our Fast Fuse promotion last fall was phenomenal. In fact, your enthusiasm was so overwhelming we simply didn’t have the inventory to keep the deal running! So, as promised, we’re bringing back the Fast Fuse Adhesive deal for five days only—while supplies last! For those of you who are unfamiliar with this promotion, here’s how it works: When you buy ONE Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get TWO Fast Fuse Adhesive refills for FREE!  The Dispenser with adhesive is $10, but you get 2 refills (valued at $7.50 each) for FREE!

This deal starts TODAY (February 8) and will end on February 12, 2018. Remember, that’s five days only—while supplies last! Be sure to stock up, save, and share this fabulous deal with your friends and paper crafting enthusiasts!!

 


 

At this time, you are now ready to hop on over to the next OSAT designers blog.  You won't want to miss traveling on as I know they will have something fun and exciting to share with you.  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can click your way through the blog list found below.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing!

 

Blog Hop Participants

 

I am so 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.

 

Thank you for Shopping with Lori

  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! Annual 2017-18 Catalog online
  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog online
  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin’ Up! 2018 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 47MACX4R 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. No question is a stupid question!

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!
 
 
Sure Do Love You Card Product List

 

Amazing You Celebration Gift Box Product List