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OSAT Blog Hop — Fabulous Floral Essence

Good morning stampers and paper crafters!  Welcome to the One Stamp At a Time (OSAT) Design Team Blog Hop.  My name is Lori Mueller (stampindreams.com) and I'm super excited to have you visiting me today.  This may be your first stop on the hop, or you may have hopped over here from the previous 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.  We've got some amazing projects to share with you!

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This month's theme is "Fabulous Florals", which is a pretty easy one for me because I find it relaxing to create using any number of floral stamp sets, punches or die cuts.

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I'm not sure if you've heard yet, but we have a brand new Annual catalog debuting in early June, so I thought I would share a sneak peek of a new stamp set called Floral Essence.  There is one image in the set that coordinates with a punch, but I'll wait to share those creations at a later time.  The cardbase is Flirty Flamingo with a Mossy Meadow cardstock layer that has been embossed with the Layered Leaves embossing folder.  This layer was set up to frame the beautiful Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper...center was die cut using the Rectangle Stitched dies.

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The Mossy Meadow 'frame' was popped up using Stampin' Dimensionals for the illusion of a picture frame.  The floral images were inked with Calypso Coral and Flirty Flamingo with floral centers inked with Daffodil Delight and a hint of Crumb Cake.  To enhance the beauty of the designer series paper, the sentiment was inked with Early Espresso and stamped directly onto the patterned paper, covered with clear embossing powder and heat set using the Heat Tool.

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If you know me, you know that I love vintage-y and rustic elements.  The new 3/8" Scalloped Lace Trim coming out in the new annual catalog is dainty and lovely...adding the perfect little vintage component in the corner.  Every elegant creation needs a little bit of bling, too, so I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the flower centers and scattered some Gingham Gala Adhesive-backed Sequins throughout. I'm very pleased with how this turned out...what do you think?

 


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After creating the Mossy Meadow frame for the card using the Stitched Rectangle die, it was only fair that the die cut get to play a part to coordinate with the lovely card.  Simply add a piece of the same patterned Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper, stamp the flower image with Calypso Coral ink, and heat emboss the sentiment with Early Espresso ink and clear embossing powder edged with the 3/8" Scalloped Lace Trim as the card.  This could be added to a gift bag or inserted inside a gift package as a thoughtful tag insert.  (NOTE:  The "Happy Anniversary" sentiment comes from the To Have and To Hold stamp set that will retire the end of May 2019).

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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

 

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I'm so very grateful; and I'm not sure I can say thank you enough to everyone that stops to visit me.  I love the visits and wonderful thoughts you share with your comments.  If you've ever purchased a stamp set, dies, paper, ink, embellishments, etc. from m online shop, I literally did a little happy dance with your order came in.  And, if you've ever shared a card or other bit of handmade kindness using Stampin' Up! products, my heart leaps for joy.  I appreciate you and all of your wonderful support of my favorite stamping business.  If you haven't already, please share and invite your friends to stop by, too.  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 a new visiting crafter looking for a demonstrator to shop with, I would be ecstatic and honored to be your creative coach.


 

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

Are you a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

These tutorials are a wonderful resource for your business.  In this months Tutorial Bundle, you will find excellent ideas using brand new products from the Annual and Occasions catalogs.  My project is featuring the To Have & To Hold stamp set.

 

 
 
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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!
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Stamping Around The World Blog Hop — To Have & To Hold

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Hello, and good morning!  If you've been traveling along the Stamping Around The World Blog Hop, or, if this is your very first stop, I want to thank you so much for stopping to visit me Lori Mueller, Stampin' Dreams. 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'm super excited to share with you my card using the To Have & To Hold stamp set!  When I used this set for my Stamping Around The World Tutorial Bundle, I wasn't thinking too far into the future.  Buuut, things work in mysterious ways, because it hit me like a V8 that my parents' 56th wedding anniversary is coming up next May.  Why the excitement?  Well, I'm usually scrambling at last minute designing and stamping that 'perfect' anniversary card for them.  LOL!  For once, I'm ahead of the stamping game!

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I paired the To Have & To Hold stamp set with the Floral Romance Suite of products, both found in the Occasions 2019 catalog (pgs 10-12) because of the color combination...Fresh Fig, Mossy Meadow and Petal Pink.  Plus, the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper is absolutely gorgeous.  There are vellum patterned pages in the pack that add the perfect subtle touch to create a warm and loving card.  It is very difficult to get a good picture showcasing some of the glim & glam of our papers, but the silouette man & woman image was inked with Jet Black Stazon and stamped onto a piece of Shimmery White cardstock.  Sooo elegant!

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A lot of the patterns in the paper pack include leaves, so I thought it would be very appealing to emboss the Petal Pink Stitched Rectangle with the Layered Leaves embossing folder.  In my creative mindset, adding some sort of texture is a must-have with my creations.  Check out that beautiful vellum piece of paper...so subtle and lovely tucked under the main focal image.  To make a statement with the sentiment, another favorite technique of mine is to use my Stampin' Write Markers to add color helping to make certain parts of the sentiment stand out.  It's made easy using coordinating colors from the cardstock and designer series paper.

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The Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog retirement list and Occasions Catalog retirement list has been made public, of which, any products including one of the favorite colors in the 2017-2019 In Color palette – Fresh Fig.  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):

  • To Have & To Hold stamp set
  • Fresh Fig cardstock
  • 2017-2019 Stampin Write Markers set
  • Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Fresh Fig 3/8" Mini Ruffled Ribbon

Would you like to create this card?  If Fresh Fig is one of your favorite colors, too, I highly recommend that you stock up.  You'll find the ingredients listed below, and I've set it up super easy for you to click on any of the images and add to your shopping cart in my online store.  I would be so very grateful to you and your support for shopping with me.  For more beautiful inspiration, you'll want to make sure you hop on over to the next Stamping Around The World members' blogs to see what amazing creations they have to share.  Thank you so much for stopping by....stop back again real soon.

 

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Eva Pottsova (Crafting with Angels)

Margriet Siekman (Creatief met Marsie)

Jo Anne Hewins (Luv 2 Create)

Sue Allen (Sue Allen Simply Craft)

Stefanie Pletscher (The Crafty Medic)

Lori Schaefer Mueller (Stampin’ Dreams)

 


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

Are you a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

These tutorials are a wonderful resource for your business.  In this months Tutorial Bundle, you will find excellent ideas using brand new products from the Annual and Occasions catalogs.  My project is featuring the To Have & To Hold stamp set.

 

 
 
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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!

Forever Lovely January Tutorial Bundle Design Team Blog Hop

 

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Hello stampers and crafters!!  Welcome to the All Star Tutorial Bundle Blog Hop for January! You are joining during the round of tutorials (August–January). This team brings to you a "super bundle" of 12 tutorials using only Stampin' Up! products.  There are amazing projects in this bundle that range from traditional-style cards, fancy fold, 3D giftables and various techniques!  We each offer this in our own business for free with a minimum order, as well as, a stand alone PDF purchase.

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Here are the sneak peeks...it's loaded with fun and excitement and something you don't want to miss out on. 

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Each month's tutorial bundle is based on currently available supplies from Stampin’ Up! and lists both metric and imperial measurements. So whether you are a cms or inches person, we’ve got you covered!  Make sure to look for the full details at the bottom of this post.

I am so excited that the Occasions catalog products are now available for all to purchase because...well...they are all sooo wonderful!  Since I can only show you a sneak peek of the project I created in the actual January Tutorial Bundle PDF, I'm sharing a 2nd project I made especially for this blog hop using most of the same products. It’s different from the project in the Tutorial Bundle as they are exclusive and you won’t see them anywhere else!

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I am showing off the beautiful Forever Lovely stamp set and the very pretty All My Love Designer Series Paper.  I just love the color tones in this pack with exception to the Soft Suede color...it is not part of the designer paper pack.  I wanted something a tad darker than Crumb Cake so that we could all distinguish the one pattern a bit better.

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The Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies are a must have, too!  They are bundled with another stamp set, but I tell ya'...they are going to be LOVED for any project you are dreamin' up!  Oh, and the Flax Ribbon is like a burlap, but sooo much softer in texture.  You need to make sure to get you some of that Flax!

 

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I hope you enjoyed my extra card project.  The clean and simple layout with a versatile sentiment can surely fit several occasions...Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, Anniversary, or just a simple "just because" occasion.  Now it's time to pop on over to the other designers' blogs to see what amazing project they have in store for you.  Enjoy!

 


The Tutorial Bundles are based on currently available supplies from Stampin' Up! and include both Imperial (inches) and Metric measurements.  Soooo, no matter where you live in the world, you can purchase the tutorial and will be able to create the projects.

THREE WAYS TO RECEIVE THESE AMAZING TUTORIAL BUNDLES:

  1. Order $50 from my online store between January 1-31...get the PDF tutorials for FREE!  Use the January Host Code to earn the monthly reward.
  2. Purchase this month's All Star Tutorial Bundle (12 tutorials in all) PDF for $15

PURCHASE JANUARY TUTORIALS NOW

*the tutorial will be sent to the email address listed on your PayPal account within 48 hrs*

3. My favorite selection — if you are part of my Lori's Dream Team, you will be receiving the tutorial bundle for FREE!

Click here if you would like more information about being part of my team, or email me to get some more information.  Become a super happy shopper to get great products at a discount, a fantastic online crafting community to help you get the most out of your supplies with my team and never, ever any pressure.  Take it for a test drive to see what you think!

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We appreciate your support purchasing the bundle as it will keep us creating more & more of these types of bundle packages—all jam packed with creative ideas using current Stampin' Up! products.  YAY!!  If you have any questions, simply email me!

Are you a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

These tutorials are a wonderful resource for your business.  In this months Tutorial Bundle, you will find excellent ideas using brand new products from the Occasions catalog.  My project is featuring the Forever Lovely stamp set bundled with the All My Love Designer Series Paper pack!  Check out the sneak peek of my project? ForeverLovely-PizzaBoxThumbnail-Lori-DSC09205-1

Don't forget to hop along to visit 12 more designers' blogs to soak in more projects!  They are all amazing!

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Thank you for Shopping with Lori

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What additional supplies do you need to create this lovely 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!
 

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Creative Inking Blog Hop — Sketch Challenge with Color Your Season

Hello stamper and crafter friends! Welcome to my crafty spot on the Creative Inking Blog Hop for the month of August! This months theme is geared around a pre-determined card sketch.  I am super excited to create from a sketch because that takes most of the designing lull out of my busy week. l can't wait to share my creation 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 Sandra Motts' 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.


Here is what the card sketch looks like...pretty clean and simple, right?!!  I thought so, too!

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It has been a while since I have played with the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, I thought it was perfect for the help I needed.  You see, this large pack of 12" x 12" designer series paper is packed full of coordinating colors to mix-n-match...a definite helpful starting tool for the creative mind that might be in a creative rut.  So, I picked on the colors of Blackberry Bliss, So Saffron, Mint Macaron, and Shimmery White cardstocks.  Oh, so pretty!!

 

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  • Next up was choosing what stamp set I needed for the special occasion that I had in mind.  And, look-ey there!  I couldn't pass up the Blended Seasons stamp set and coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits...especially, since this bundle is only available during the month of August.  Plus, among all of the images (12 to be exact), there is an image of a bell that can be used for any occasion...in my case, I needed it to be wedding bells.  Don't forget, you can purchase this bundle for a 10% savings.

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  • Now, you may be asking "how did she make that skinny Blackberry Bliss border for the Shimmery White Stitched Frame layer?"  Well, I die cut two of the same size Stitched Framelits from Blackberry Bliss, cut each one in half (1 cut vertical...the 2nd cut horizontal), then adhered each half to fit and border the Shimmery White framelit layer.  I needed the matted layer to be skinnier than the next sized Stitched Framelits die, and this was the easiest way that gave me the result I was needing.  **squeal**

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Did you notice the the embossed texture of the So Saffron layer?  OMGosh!!  The amazing Subtle Dynamic Textured Embossing folder left that mark!  Isn't it perfect for this layout?  I also love dimension...especially with a wedding card.  The Stitched Framelits layer is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals, as well as, the wedding bells, sentiment strip (which comes from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set), and the faux Glimmer Enamel Dot (made from a small punched circle using the Gingerbread punch and coloring with Wink of Stella).  Sooo, so pretty!  Creating wedding cards makes me so happy....after all, it is a happy occasion.  :)

 

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From the bottom of my heart, many, many "thanks" to you for you stopping by to visit me.  I love the visits and wonderful thoughts you share with your comments.  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 be with Linda Bauwin.  She'll surely have a beautiful 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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YOU NEED THE COLOR YOUR SEASON BUNDLE!  Only available until August 31st

This bundle is sooo versatile...definitely set up for many occasions!  While the Blended Seasons Stamp Set works great with the Watercolor Pencils, it also works well with our other coloring tools too, such as the Aqua Painter, Brusho, Blender Pens, and more!

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FREE TUTORIALS WITH MINIMUM PURCHASE!!  Click on the image to check out all the details

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The Tutorial Bundles are based on currently available supplies from Stampin' Up! and include both Imperial (inches) and Metric measurements.  Soooo, no matter where you live in the world, you can purchase the tutorial and will be able to create the projects.

THREE WAYS TO RECEIVE THESE AMAZING TUTORIAL BUNDLES:

  1. Order $50 from my online store between August 1-31...get the PDF tutorials for FREE!  Use the August Host Code to earn the monthly reward.
  2. Purchase this month's All Star Tutorial Bundle (12 tutorials in all) PDF for $15

PURCHASE AUGUST TUTORIALS NOW

*the tutorial will be sent to the email address listed on your PayPal account within 48 hrs*

3.  Join my Dream Team!!  My current team members will be receiving this tutorial bundle for FREE!

We appreciate your support purchasing the bundle as it will keep us creating more & more of these types of bundle packages—all jam packed with creative ideas using current Stampin' Up! products.  YAY!!  If you have any questions, simply email me!

Are you a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

These tutorials are a wonderful resource for your business.  In this months Tutorial Bundle, you will find excellent ideas using brand new products from the annual catalog.  My project is featuring the Color Your Seasons stamp set and framelits bundle!  Want a sneak peek of my project?

 
 

Thank you for Shopping with Lori

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DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS?  Please holler if you do.  I love and appreciate your comments.

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What supplies do you need to create this beautiful 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!
 
 
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Creative Inking Blog Hop -- Sneak Peek 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! Catalog

Hello stamper and crafter friends! Welcome to my crafty spot on the Creative Inking Blog Hop for the month of May!  I am super excited to share my creation because I've been Stampin' Dreams for a few days now.  This months theme is to play with our new 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! pre-order goodies!! **squeal** l have to tell you that it was a struggle trying to figure out just which 'toys' to play with first, but I managed to narrow it down.  Do you want to see?  haha...dumb question, I know! :)

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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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Before choosing which stamp set, dies and other goodies, I decided to choose my color combination.  Doesn't this color combination just look yummy?  I wanted to make sure that I was using at least 1-2 new or returning colors, because let's face it...the regular colors that we have had around for awhile...well, have been around for a while.  :)  My main focus is geared towards a young couple who will be exchanging their vows next month.  I wanted something beautiful, intricate, and pretty darned special.

  • The patterned background comes from the amazing Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.  WOW!!  There are 8 sheets and each sheet has a TON of these laser-cut patterns...many different designs.  After I cut this one down, I decided to back it with So Saffron and pop it up onto the base using Stampin' Dimensionals.  It measures 3-3/8" x 4-7/8".

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  • The stamp set is called "Stitched All Around" and it has a pretty cool coordinating set of dies to go along with it.  YEAH!!  The dies are called "Stitched Labels Framelits".  Look at how well the framed die accentuates the laser-cut background...just like a new couple getting married...truly meant to be together.  :)

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  •  The sentiment was inked with Memento Black ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and die cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits dies set.  I wanted this part to help bring attention to the detailed laser-cut piece....like it really needs it.  HA!

 

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  • I absolutely LOVE the delicacy of this card.  I have planned to pass it onto a lovely couple who has invited us to their wedding next month.  This layout could easy be re-created using their wedding colors, too.  Pretty-pretty-pretty!!

And, there you have it!! I topped it off with some Gold Metallic Thread and Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.  A wedding card isn't complete without pearls, right?!!  :)

 

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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DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS?  Please holler if you do.  I love and appreciate your comments.

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What supplies do you need to create this beautiful 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!
 
 
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OSAT Blog Hop -- Happily Ever After with Cake Soirée

 

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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 March!  This months theme is based on "Happily Ever After".  The first thing that comes to mind with this theme is a wedding or a wedding anniversary.  It appears that old man winter has decided to stick around for a while longer...major snow and blizzard storms rolling across the states the last few days.  Now, that is one event that I'm sure will not last to see 'Happily Ever After'...well, I'm hoping, anyway.  LOL!

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 have had the Cake Soirée Bundle (stamp set and coordinating Sweet Cake Framelits) ever since the beginning of the Occasions catalog, but haven't ever finished a project using it.  GASP!!  Sooo, this month's theme was a way to force me to play, create and finish this beautiful card.  I'm sure I've shared this before, but I'm a country farm girl at heart, and this stamped and clear embossed cake was screaming to be displayed on some Wood Textured Designer Series Paper.


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All of the colors are pulled from the flower ensemble nesting on top of the cake (Marina Mist, Berry Burst, Flirty Flamingo).  I love how Stampin' Up! created a coordinating Sweet Soirée Embellishment Kit filled with floral punch outs, velum sprigs, velveteen scalloped trim, and a whole lot more.  The table die was cut from the Champagne Foil Paper offered in the Holiday 2017 catalog....I'm sooo happy that it carried over!  LOVE that foil paper!  The sentiment comes from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and was Silver embossed onto a strip of Berry Burst cardstock.

Coordinating Cake Soirée Gift Tag

Now, you can't attend a wedding without the gift adorned with a coordinating tag, now can you?!!  The intricate tag die comes from the Sweet Cake Framelits dies set and is dressed up using the same papers as the card...Wood Textured Designer Series Paper, Champagne Foil Paper and Berry Burst cardstock.  The single flower is another punch out from the Sweet Soirée Embellishment Kit and was popped up on a Marina Mist Layering Scallop Circle die. 

 

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The Cake Soirée Bundle can be found on the Page 12 of the Occasions catalog and with this purchase you would be to choose one FREE Sale-A-Bration reward!  This bundle is perfect for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Weddings, Retirement, or any celebration, really. You'll have to check out all of the other coordinating products in this suite...Embossing Folder, Gable Boxes, Ribbons, etc.

 


 
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 Cake Soirée card and Gift Tag projects:
 

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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
 
 

DON'T MISS OUT!! SUBSCRIBE AND RECEIVE THE 5-YEAR ANNIVERSARY GIFT!

 

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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'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. 

 

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!
 
 
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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!

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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 -- Oh So Succulent Flower Power

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Good morning stampers, and Welcome to my stop on the hop!  April Showers, Bring May Flowers...perfect for our One Stamp At a Time (OSAT) Design Team Blog Hop.  As I was preparing my projects, my mind was thinking about one of my team members who does not like flowers.  eeek!  Who doesn't like flowers?!!  Well, it's only the flowers that come in a stamp set...I do believe that she is okay with her hubby surprising her with a lovely bouquet now and again.  haha!  Over the last year, she has started coming out of her shell and flower images are starting to grow on her...well, at least, she has been making cards with them, anyway.  WHEW!! This may be your first stop on the hop, or you may have hopped over here from Lisa Altman's blog. Either way, in order to view all of the blog participants sharing their wonderful craftiness, click on the "NEXT" button at the bottom of each post.

The theme for our hop today is "Flower Power".  Since the Retiring List came out yesterday, I thought I had better give some love to a few items that made the list...Oh So Succulent stamp set and the coordinating Succulent Framelits Dies are on that list.  So, if you feel inspired by my projects, I highly recommend that you run to my online store and purchase yourself the bundle. Everything is while supplies last! I am sooo excited about my project shares because I totally had my Mom in mind while creating it.  The sentiment "Because of you, I am me" resonates so soundly in my heart.  All my life, I have been told "you are so much like your Mother"....you are a "Judy Junior".  My Mom and I were not very close when I lived at home.  We are so much alike that we butted heads....A LOT! But, over the years, I yearn to spend more time with her...and more proud, everyday, to "be just like Mom".  It is because of her (and my sweet grandmother) that I have a deep flow of DIY/crafty blood streaming through my veins.  I'm the oldest of 4 kids, and the only one who carries the passion. And, I'm loving every bit of it!  I love you, Mom!!  It truly is "Because of you, I am me."

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Creative Tips:

  • Working with the colors that coordinate with the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack, I selected Peekaboo Peach for the card base.  Layer on a piece of designer paper onto the card front.
  • Use the Aqua Painter to color on some Peekaboo Peach ink in the center.  Run the Very Vanilla layer through the Big Shot using the Brick Wall Embossing Folder. Adhere this layer to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid glue.

 

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  • The focal image is a Stitched Circle die cut from Peekaboo Peach cardstock.  Add some Silver Metallic Thread and top with the flower images that have been stamped using Archival Basic Black, Sweet Sugarplum.  The sprigs of greenery are stamped using Emerald Envy, then handcut.
  • Heat emboss the sentiment with VersaMark and White Embossing Powder.

 

Inspirational Tag:  The Tags & Labels Framelits Dies made the Retiring List.  I used the largest die of this shape to cut a tag from the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper stack.  The Peekaboo Peach flower was created with 3 of the dies in the Succulent Framelits Dies set.  I heat embossed the sentiment with White Embossing powder onto a strip of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and popped it into place with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Top it off with some 3/8" Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon and Basic Black Bakers Twine.

 

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Creative Tips:

  • One of my most favorite things about creating is the opportunity for coordination of colors...all under one catalog cover!  From cardstocks to inks to accessories...the flow of color shines through with complimentary projects.  I love how I was able to tie the colors together...saves time and money to have it all at my fingertips.
  • DID YOU KNOW? that you can click on any images I include related to the project to see an enlarged version?  Yep!  I do this so that you can see the details of my projects a weeee bit better. As I get older, I'm finding myself pulling out what I call my "granny glasses".  haha

 

The following products used are on the Retiring List:

 

At this time, you are now ready to hop on over to Maria Willis’s blog.  You won't want to miss traveling on as I know that she will have something adorable to share with you.  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Lisa Altman's blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing!

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Blog Hop Participants

 

I am 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.

 

 
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See everything retiring in one spot!  Click the links below to see what’s retiring by category:

Retiring Stamps

Retiring 10% Off Bundles

Retiring Tools, Accessories & Everything Else

View the retiring products lists here in PDF format and Excel format.




 

Thank you for Shopping with Lori

  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! Annual 2016-17 Catalog online
  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog online
  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! 2017 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 X4EBSSZN 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 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!

 

Product List


Mediterranean Achievers Blog Hop - 2016-2017 Annual Catalog Sneak Peek!


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Welcome to the Mediterranean Achievers Blog Hop for May 2016.  YEAH-Yeah-Yeah!! I am SUPER excited for this trip...a once in a lifetime get-away for me and my hubby to celebrate our 25th wedding Anniversary.  We head out tomorrow to spend a couple of days in Ireland before climbing aboard a big (really BIG) boat. I have been so stinkin' giddy (beyond control) for the last couple of days, I don't know that I will be able to get any sleep before we fly over the pond.  squeal

The theme for the hop this month is to share a new creation using NEW product from the upcoming 2016-2017 Annual catalog.  For all demonstrators who got some new product when they attended OnStage Live and Local events or preordered from a selection of new catalog products, we have been biting at the bit to share with you.  I'm sure you are going to love everything you see in this line-up.  :)

You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from the previous person to me on the list. Please be sure to click the person after me to move along the blog hop. If you get off track at any time, the full line up below will help you move along from blog to blog.  I took the liberty to add another 'theme' to my creation, in the sense that I wanted it to reflect my wedding colors, and the fact that 25 Years is recognized as a Silver Anniversary.  So, here is my new catalog Sneak Peek card share that I am excited to share with you.


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 Creative Tips:

  • The color choices all stem from my wedding colors of a dark purple and teal.  So, I think Elegant Eggplant and Bermuda Bay were a pretty darned close resemblance.  The cardbase is the Thick Whisper White (11" x 4-1/4", scored at 5-1/2") as I wanted it to be sturdy enough to hold the Silver Foil paper layer and all the other elements I was attaching.  ;)
  • I was struggling to figure out how to incorporate my colors into the card without being overbearing because I did not have any Designer Series Paper to help with my layout.  Soooo, I had to be very creative!  I inked up the Watercolor Wash background stamp alternating Elegant Eggplant and Bermuda Bay inks on the image.  To tone down the boldness of the inks, I used a Stampin' Spritzer with water and lightly misted the image before stamping it onto some Whisper White cardstock.  NOTE:  Since the Whisper White cardstock will be a tad saturated, I used my Heat tool on the lowest setting to heat dry it.  After this layer was dry, I used the edge of my scissors to distress the edges...even tearing and rolling the edges for the character that 25 years can generate.  haha
  • The sentiment comes from a brand new set called "Layering Love".  I love this particular sentiment because it is so fitting for this card....a post 25th Anniversary card that I will tuck into my hubby's suitcase for him to find at some point during our trip.  I used Stampin' Write markers in Elegant Eggplant and Bermuda Bay to color the different words before stamping onto Whisper White cardstock and die cutting it out using the Circles Collection Framelits.
  • Since the sentiment was layered onto a 2" punched Bermuda Bay circle, I needed to offset it with some Elegant Eggplant.  Soooo, I pulled out my new die set called Swirly Scribbles Thinlits.  I am SO in love with all of the dies that come in this set.  Very fun!!

 

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  • To balance the Silver Foil, I used the Banner die from the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits die set and some Metallic Silver thread.  The whole sentiment ensemble was popped up using Stampin' Dimensionals.  I can't bring myself to not use some sort of dimension in my creations....love character!

Well, there you have it!  A pretty darned lovely card that I hope my husband will enjoy.  We don't get to spend long periods of time together, so I am very excited for the time that this trip will provide for us...amazing bonding time, reconnecting, and strengthening the love we have for each other.  I thank my lucky stars for him...AND, I humbly thank the rest of my family, my amazingly loyal customers and wonderful friends.  This trip was not possible without you!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!  (insert glowing heart).

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop. With so many amazing ideas and inspiration "for the guys' in your life, you won't want to miss checking out all of the blogs!  I'll be traveling right behind you.  **squeal**  Remember you are currently at (Lori Mueller's -- Stampin' Dreams blog), so please check the blog hop line up below and be sure to click the next blog participant's name on the list.

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