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Creative Inking Blog Hop — Spring Is In The Air with Fable Friends

Happy Spring my stamper friends! Welcome to my blog.  I trust that you are having lots of fun on your travels through the Creative Inking Blog Hop for the month of April!  You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from the very talented BJ Peters' blog. Please be sure to click the 'Next' button (found below) to move along the Creative Inking blog hop.


In fear of jinxing myself, I honestly believe that Spring Is In the Air!  YAYAYAY!!  Which is perfect because that is our blog hop theme this month.  I have mixed emotions about it because that means we will be saying good-bye to some favorite Stampin' Up! products with the new Annual catalog coming out in early June!  Buuut, I'm super excited because that means there is some AHHH-mazing new products just dying to get into our little crafty hands and see what new projects will develop.  **squeal**


With Spring come a whole schlep of rabbits and baby bunnies! I think they are the cutest little animals, but NOT when they snip off my tulips and daffodils before they even get to bloom!  UGH!  There's nothing that keeps them from ruining my love for perennial flowers.  The way I have them lined up, don't they look like they are giving me the 'puppy dog' look and blinking those long lashes reminding me just how cute they are?!!  haha!


I used my Stamparatus positioning tool to help me line up these little cuties and used the "hinge-step" technique.  I inked and stamped one bunny, lifted the plate out of the hinge and shifted it down one step.  Inked up the bunny, stamped it and repeated step one.  Super cool!  The bunnies are stamped on Shimmery White cardstock and watercolored with an Aqua Painter using coordinating colors found in the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper pack — Pear Pizzazz, Sahara Sand, Fresh Fig, and Petal Pink.  I added Daffodil Delight for the buttons and Powder Pink for the ears.  Too cute!


The Fable Friends stamp set has a variety of sentiments that are good for any occasion.  This one was inked with Fresh Fig and stamped onto a strip of Petal Pink cardstock.  To add a little detail, I die cut a stitched scallop edge from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits to line the sentiment layer before popping up and setting into place with Stampin' Dimensionals.  To add some balance, I added a little bow made from the Fresh Fig 3/8" Mini Ruffled Ribbon and set in the corner using Mini Glue Dots.


The Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog retirement list and Occasions Catalog retirement list is released.  I'm really going to miss Fresh of the favorite colors in the 2017-2019 In Color palette.  If you are going to miss Fresh Fig, too, you'll want to stock up sooner rather than later. This includes all cardstock packs, designer series paper, inks, ribbons and embellishments.  These items are while supplies last and will not be coming back to the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.

RETIRING PRODUCTS — This card includes the following soon-to-be retired products (to purchase these items while in stock, click on images posted in Supply List located at end of this post):

  • Fable Friends
  • Fresh Fig cardstock
  • Fresh Fig Ink Pad
  • Powder Pink Ink Pad
  • Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Fresh Fig 3/8" Mini Ruffled Ribbon

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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 be with our very creative, Dena Rekow.  I know her projects will not disappoint...she'll have a gorgeous creation to share with everyone. 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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It's time for a new Annual catalog to come out, which means that we say Bye-Bye to some of our favorites.  The 2-year stint for the In Colors that came out in 2017 are slotted to retire this year.  If you are in love with this group of colors like I am, then you will want to stock up NOW.  Make sure you have a new bottle of Reinker for each stamp pad, a full pack (or more) of 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock, a set of Stampin' Write Markers, any of the lovely Ruffled ribbons, and especially, the 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper pack.

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  • Retiring Stamp Sets —  Some stamp sets will be returning with the new Cling Mount system.  No Wood mount or Clear mount will be offered
  • Retiring Bundles —  Some stamp sets bundled with punches and dies will come back in new catalog as singles — no longer offered with a 10% discount
  • Everything Else —  Purchase ribbons, ink pads, designer series paper, cardstock, embellishments, etc. (while supplies last!)
  • 2017-2019 In Colors — Inks, cardstock and designer series paper (while supplies last!)Shop Now Cloud-Lori-2

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April's Tutorial Bundle
12 AMAZING exclusive Tutorials $15 (US)

This bundled package is all jam packed with creative ideas using current Stampin' Up! products.  YAY!! There are three ways you can get this Tutorial Bundle (a total of 12 tutorials, in all!)  Click here to learn how you can earn this bundle for FREE!  If you have any questions, simply email me!

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