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Creative Inking Blog Hop -- Sketch Challenge!!


Hello stamper and crafter friends! Welcome to my crafty spot on the Creative Inking Blog Hop for the month of April!  We're changing things up a bit...instead of our traditional theme...this month we're all focusing on a particular sketch to 'spring' out some amazing interpretations.  Notice I said "spring"?  Buwhaaa!  So far, it's been a far cry from that in Nebraska.  The blizzards and cold weather are in kind of a rut and can't seem to get off the stump and go hybernate!  So, on that note...let's see what I have created to share with you. :)


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.


So, here is the sketch we're working with.  Looks like fun, right?!!  Buuut, I had to take it one step farther and rotate the orientation of the layout.  No reason, really, except that I have been doing sooo many cards that are vertical orientations and I thought it was time to create some horizontal cards.  ;)

Creative Tips:

  • The patterned designer paper came out of the Petal Gardens 6" x 6" designer series pack.  When using more than 1 or 2 patterns, you want to select one that is busier than the others.  Your eyes will definitely thank you later and scream "WOW"!


  • Don't be afraid to mix accessories to tie together.  I think I use the Burlap Ribbon more as single strands than I do keeping it whole.  I love the rustic texture that it adds to this girlish-style birthday card.
  • If you're mixing patterned paper and accessories, let's take it one step further and tie in the two prominent colors from the Petal Gardens paper and ink up different sections of the sentiment from the Perennial Birthday stamp set with Calypso Coral and Rich Razzleberry.  A definite 'WOW' factor!




  • I absolutely LOVE the Glitter and Clear Epoxy shapes found in the Occasions catalog...allows us to add our own coordinating color.  I wanted some balance with the abundant amount of Calypso Coral and Rich Razzleberry, so I pulled out my Old Olive Stampin' Blends and colored the Epoxy shapes before adding them to the card.

And, there you have it!! I love that somebody else went to all the work to create a sketch for me to dig deep into my current stash of products to create this beauty for you.  I would love for you to give it a try and share with me.  Have fun!

It is always my passion to inspire you with my papercrafting projects.  I hope I have peaked your excitement to get your dreams stamped out onto paper using some of the products that I have shared with you.  I truly 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)!  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 inspiration showcasing the assigned sketch.  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.  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 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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