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April 2018

Stamp It Blog Hop -- Apron of Love for Mother's Day

 

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Hello and welcome stampers and paper crafters!  I'm so happy that you have stopped by and have jumped on board the April Stamp It Bog Hop.  This month's theme is all about Mom's, Mother's, or Mum's Day that will be here in a couple of weeks. Eeek!  This occasion is one of those special days that calls for a VERY special handmade card.

If you have been traveling along the Stamp It Group Blog Hop, or, 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've been busy playing with as many of my soon-to-be-retired papers as I can...because I love them more and more.  I'll be sad to see the In Color Sweet Sugarplum leave our color family.  But even more sad than that is the retiring Petal Gardens Designer Series Paper stack!  *sniff*

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Just look at that soft color combination of Sweet Sugarplum, Pool Party, and even Rich Razzleberry!  Oh, if only those colors were in a warm fuzzy blanket, I'd wrap myself in it for sure!

 

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So, I held a Fancy Folds stamp class this last week and this was one of the special folds we played with.  Super cute, fun and EASY.  I used different designer papers and stamp set for class...remember, I have to make my Mom and Mother-in-Law special (one-of-a-kind) cards...they are super special like that.  *giggle*

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This is what the back side looks like when open.  Perfect technique for the amazing women in my life!  If you love these colors and the Petal Gardens Designer Series Paper stack, they are slotted for retirement and are only available while supplies last...shop in my online store today!

For more Mother's Day themed inspiration, make sure you hop on over to the next 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 and coordinating Stamp Set. 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 March Blog Hop Winner!

Melanie Morris


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gain, 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 OUR LAST CHANCE!!
 
Select products from the 2018 occasions catalog and 2017-2018 annual catalog are retiring—and this is your last chance to get them (and mine, too)! Check out all the details below


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Retiring Products List – Occasions Catalog  (view pdf)  or  (view excel)
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Promotion Information

  • Promotion dates: April 9–May 31, 2018 beginning at 1:00 PM (MT)
  • The retiring lists will be released simultaneously across our global markets; they will be listed per local time zone.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • Retiring items may be added to all order types: demonstrator, workshop, customer, and online.
  • All retiring items are only available while supplies last and will be discontinued after May 31.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, retiring stamp sets will be guaranteed available until May 25; all other products are not guaranteed and are only available while supplies last.
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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!

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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. :)

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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 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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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"!

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  • 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!

 

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  • 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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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.

 

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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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OSAT Blog Hop -- Pocket Full of Posies

 

 

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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!  It is April and it is usually Spring weather; thus, the Pocket Full of Posies theme.  But, instead...our weather in Nebraska is very fickle this year.  One day it's in the low 70's, the next week it is hitting the temps in the low 30's and flashing us with snow!  ACK!!  I'm hoping this hop will be powerful enough to tell Old-Man-Winter to take a hike and go hybernate for the next 6 months...at least!!

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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Since the retirement list went live a couple of days ago, I had to make sure to use up some more of the very lovely Petal Garden Designer Series Paper stack.  It's perfect, right?!!  Sooo many sheets have a variety of flowers and in several colors.I thought I would get a jump on my Mother's Day card & gift box, so I pulled out Apron of Love Bundle create the little pocket.  This bundle is retiring, too!  Buuut, it won't go away for long because the bundle will no longer be offered as a bundle when the new catalog comes out.  Sooo, don't wait too long to get your bundle (and save 10%)...May 31st will be here before we know it.  Eeek!

 

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The accessory is a 24" piece of Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon that I undid the strands and then accessorized the card with a finished bow.  I think it gives the card a bit of rustic/vintage feel, don't you think? 

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I keep telling myself that I'm going to do some stamping onto Designer Series Paper, and I either forget, or can't bring myself to do it.  Mission accomplished!!  I love how the posies from the Apron of Love stamp set look like they are planted in the apron pocket.  Too cute!!

 

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Well, since the theme is "Pocketfull of Posies", I couldn't pass up the opportunity to pull out my Pocket Framelits Dies and create a Pocket Gift Bag..I used one of the designs from the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack and die cut 2 pieces from the 6" x 6" sheet.  The sides are made up of a 7/8" x 9" strip of Pool Party that was scored 1/8" on each of the long sides.  Adhere to the prescored sides of the Pocket using Tear & Tape Adhesive...or, my favorite, Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  

 

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The handle is made up of the Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon; and the sentiment comes from the April of Love stamp set edged with a teeny-tiny scallop die found in the Apron Builder Framelits Dies set.

 

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The Apron of Love bundle is perfect for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Weddings, Retirement, or any celebration, really. Anything deserving of flowers will be gorgeous when you bring in the Petal Garden paper stack.  :) 

 

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!

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I'm so very grateful to everyone that stops to visit me; and, 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. If you are looking for a demonstrator to shop with, I would be ecstatic and honored to have you shop through my online store. 

 

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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!
 
 
Apron of Love and Posies Card & Gift Bag Product List

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