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Laurie Schmidlin
Montana
I am a wife, WAHM to 5 great kids, and lover of all things paper!
Interests: stamping, reading, horseback riding (when i have time)
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Welcome back to the fourth and final day of the August Ink to Paper release! As always, the new release will go live on the 15th of the month at 10 pm ET. Today we are sharing projects featuring new Shutter It stamp and die set, In Stitches: Acorn die set, and Inside Greetings: Grateful stamp set. You guys, the new Shutter It die set is PURE GENIUS!!!! Oh my goodness!!! I'll be honest, I was a bit intimidated when I first received it because I'm not a super technical stamper. I was pleasantly surprised though, because it was easy to assemble! I love interactive cards/projects but rarely create them because of the amount of time they usually take. This new die set is very well thought out and makes it simple (not to mention time saving) to create the CUTEST window cards!! For my window, I started by ink... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2020 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome back to the third day of the August Ink to Paper release! There are SO many more new products being shared today! As always, the new release will go live on the 15th of the month at 10 pm ET. Today we are sharing projects with the new Ravishing Ranunculus stamp set, Clearly in the Vase stamp and die set, Cover Plate: Trellis die set, and Feathered Friends Mini 3 stamp set. Oh mylanta!! These flowers!!! I am 100% completely smitten! 😍 Add that sweet little bird in and the new Trellis cover plate and well I'm just a goner! LOL! I used the new Cover Plate: Trellis in the background. I die cut it from Pale Peony cardstock and layered it on Raspberry Fizz. The die cut sentiment is from the new Border Bling: Grateful Vine die set. The sweet little bird is from the new Feathered Friends... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2020 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome back to the second day of the August Ink to Paper release! There are SO many more new products being shared today! Soooo many Fall/Autumn themed items today and I couldn't be happier! As always, the new release will go live on the 15th of the month at 10 pm ET. Today we are sharing projects made with Border Bling: Grateful Vine die set, Feathered Friends 3 die set, Framing Fall stamp set, and Framing Fall Sentiments stamp set. My first card features the new Border Bling: Grateful Vine die set as well as the new Feathered Friends 3 die set. I am really loving all of the Border Bling dies! They all coordinate with the Border Basics: Rectangle die or they can be used alone...just gives you more options and design options! For my card, I started by die cutting the Border Basics: Rectangle die from Smokey Shadow... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2020 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome to the first day of the August Ink to Paper release! There are SO many more new products being shared today! This is probably my favorite time of the year...end of summer, leading up to Fall. Autumn is my absolute favorite time of year and I love all of the stamping goodness that comes along with that: leaves, warm colors, leaves, pumpkins, leaves, Thanksgiving, and did I mention leaves? :-) Fall also leads up to Christmas...gah! I can't wait! 😉 As always, the new release will go live on the 15th of the month at 10 pm ET. Today we are sharing projects made with Hello Pumpkin stamp set, Border Bling: Leaves die set, Inside Greetings: Halloween stamp set, Scaredy Cat stamp set, Just Sentiments: Halloween stamp set, and Hay Bales die set. My first card features the new Hello Pumpkin stamp and die set, Border Bling: Leaves die... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2020 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Hi there! I hope you all are having an amazing week! Things here in Montana have *finally* started to warm up! It has only been a handful of weeks since the snow was still falling here. I'm pretty sure the weather has been confused, wondering if it's winter or so called summer. Much like I have been confused as to what day it is...is it weekend or weekday?!? LOL! Did you SEE all the new goodies in the Ink to Paper store? This month's release contains such a variety of products, a style for just about everyone! I have a card to share with you featuring several of those new items! New flower dies!! Happy sigh... Into the Blooms is a gorgeous collection of standalone floral dies. One of my favorite things about this set is how easily they can be combined with other sets. Even sets/dies with varying styles.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2020 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome back to more sneak peeks of the July Ink to Paper release! There are SO many more new products being shared today! Tomorrow, Ink to Paper will release some seriously wonderful new stamps and dies! As always, the new release will go live on the 15th of the month at 10 pm ET. My first card features the new Here's to You set! This set is chock full of different drinks...in different sizes and styles! You can create a drink for almost anyone! I also love how this set pairs so well with others! Here I combined it with both Beachy Keen and Flourishing Florals. I framed the focal images using the Border Bling: Tribal Frames (released last month). I love the subtle embossing so much! To draw more attention to the fruity drink, I added just a bit of glitter to the bottom of the glass as well... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2020 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Hi there! Can you believe it's already time for the July Ink to Paper release?!! I can't believe how fast this summer is flying by! In two short days, Ink to Paper will release some seriously wonderful new stamps and dies! As always, the new release will go live on the 15th of the month at 10 pm ET. My first card features the new Growth stamp set. Not only is this set FULL of different plants but also a whole bunch of customizable pots as well! As soon as I saw this set I couldn't help but think how perfect it would be paired with the Rustic Brick background stamp! Here, I stamped the Rustic Brick stamp in Soft Stone. I clustered three of the plants together and anchored them on the long shelf (also included in the set). My next card again features the new Growth set. This... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2020 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome to the fourth and final day of the June Ink to Paper new release posts! As always, the release will go live on the 15th of the month at 10 pm ET, which means that all of the new products that you've seen the past few days will be available tomorrow! Today we are sharing projects featuring the new Love to Layer: Scalloped Circles die set, To Die For Sentiments: You Brighten My Day die, Deer Friend stamp and die set, Border Bling: Tribal Frame die, and To Die For Sentiments: Hope Your Days Are Bright. My first card features both the Love to Layer: Scalloped Circles die set and To Die For Sentiments: You Brighten My Life die. On of my favorite background to create is to "scatter" several circles on a card base. I think they are so lovely and work for so many different occasion cards!... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2020 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome to the third day of the June Ink to Paper new release posts! As always, the release will go live on the 15th of the month at 10 pm ET. Sooo, are you guys loving all the new goodies? See what I mean about this being such an amazing release? ❤️ Today we are sharing projects featuring the new Vintage Postage Stamp, Vintage Postage Stamp Sentiments, Border Bling: Postage Frames die set, Border Bling: Skinny Postage die set, Feathered Friends Mini 1 stamp and die set, and Feathered Friend 1 die set. This set...oh how I love it! The best part of the Vintage Postcard stamp set is you can use it with practically any image! All of the sentiments I used on this card are from the Vintage Postcard Sentiments stamp set. I love how there are different sentiments included that enable you to create custom greetings! After... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2020 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome to the second day of the June Ink to Paper new release posts! As always, the release will go live on the 15th of the month at 10 pm ET. Sooo, are you guys loving all the new goodies? See what I mean about this being such an amazing release? I mean...holy cow these flowers today are the bomb! ❤️ Today we are sharing projects featuring the new Flourishing Florals stamp and die set, Just Sentiments: Hugs stamp set, To Die For Sentiments: Long Distance Hugs die set, and Inside Greetings: Sending Hugs. My first card features the new To Die For Sentiments: Long Distance Hug die. I think this is a sentiment that is not only perfect for this specific point in time, but can be used any time really! In fact, this card will be sent to some family members in Europe. It's always the perfect time... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2020 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome to the first day of the June Ink to Paper new release posts! As always, the release will go live on the 15th of the month at 10 pm ET. You guys...this release is SOOO fabulous!! Seriously, it's probably my most favorite ITP release ever! ❤️ I mean, they had me at rainbows and flowers! Trust me, though, there are so many other must haves as well! Today we are sharing projects featuring the new Playful Patterns stamp and die sets, Love to Layer: Aztec dies, Playful Patterns: Rainbow dies, and To Die For Sentiments: Rainbow die. When I first saw the Playful Patterns stamp and die set I think I actually gasped! I love it so much! Even though many of the sentiments in the Playful Patterns set are geared towards baby cards, this truly is a set that I will be using a lot! I'm smitten with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2020 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome back to the fourth and final day of the May Ink to Paper new release posts! As always, the release will go live on the 15th of the month at 10 pm ET (tomorrow). SO many fun and beautiful products in this release, perfect for spreading some a little sunshine to to loved one and friends! Today we are sharing projects featuring the new Nifty Plaid stamp set, To Die For Sentiments: Father's Day die, Just Sentiments: Father's Day stamp set, and Border Bling: Diamonds die set. My first card features the new Nifty Plaid stamp set and To Die For Sentiments: Father's Day die. My favorite thing about this sentiment die is how large and bold it is. It makes adding additional images unnecessary. I used the emboss resist technique to create a colorful backdrop for the focal sentiment. After embossing the Nifty Plaid stamp onto watercolor paper,... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2020 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome back to day three of the May Ink to Paper new release posts! As always, the release will go live on the 15th of the month at 10 pm ET. SO many beautiful products in this release, perfect for spreading some a little sunshine to to loved one and friends! Today we are sharing projects featuring the new Owl Always Love You stamp and die set, His stamp set, Border Bling: Twigs die set, and Inside Greetings: Father's Day stamp set. My first card features all of the new products that are being debuted today! I am smitten with the new Border Bling: Twig die set! I love that there are a couple of different sized frames! These frames are perfect for. masculine cards but can just as easily be used for girly cards! :-) I stamped the Father (from the new His stamp set) onto a piece of... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2020 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome back to day two of the May Ink to Paper new release posts! As always, the release will go live on the 15th of the month at 10 pm ET. SO many beautiful products in this release, perfect for spreading some a little sunshine to to loved one and friends! Today we are sharing projects featuring the new Floral Delicacies stamp set and In Stitches: Back Pocket die set. For my card, I combined both of today's new products. I used the large pocket die in the In Stitches: Back Pocket die set. Isn't this such a unique and gorgeous floral set? I just love how cheerful these blooms are! I definitely took some creative liberties and stamped the flowers in Raspberry Fizz and Pure Poppy Inks. :-) What can I say, I wanted to see these beauties in a bold color! For the pocket, I die cut the... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2020 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome to the first day of the May Ink to Paper new release posts! As always, the release will go live on the 15th of the month at 10 pm ET. SO many beautiful products in this release, perfect for spreading some a little sunshine to to loved one and friends! Today we are sharing projects featuring the new Wild Fields stamp and die set, Border Bling: Skinny Diagonals Frames die set, Inside Greetings: Mother's Day stamp set, and To Die For Sentiments: Mother's Day die. My first card features a couple of the new Mother's Day products. Even though Mother's Day is passed for this year, letting our moms know how much they mean to us is never out of season! I combined the new To Die For Sentiments: Mother's Day die with the previously released On The Border: Heart Frame and Bold Blooms. For the background, I did... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2020 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Hey friends! Long time no post! :-) How are you? Are you all hanging in there? I will admit that things for us here haven't changed much. I mean, if there was ever a time where living way out in the middle of nowhere would come in handy...well, it's now! :-) This is not the case for a majority of the country though. Many friends and family members are really struggling. I'm sure this is the same for most of you as well! Good thing that as card makers, we have been "training" for this most of our card making lives! We have the ability to send some sunshiney (I'm sure that's a word no matter what spell correct says 😂) encouragement to those that need it most! Over at the Ink To Paper blog, they are hosting a challenge to help us create paper hugs and share them with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2020 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome back to the fourth and final day of the March Ink to Paper new release posts! As always, the release will go live on the 15th of the month at 10 pm ET. SO many beautiful products in this release, perfect for spreading some a little sunshine to to loved one and friends! Today we are sharing projects featuring the new Beautiful Bouquet: Teacher stamp set, Love to Layer: Notched die set, Hats Off stamps and dies, and Inside Greetings: Graduation . I will never ever get enough of these beautiful flowers from the new Beautiful Bouquet stamp set! And since gift cards and handmade packaging are two of my favorite things to gift to others, the new Go-To Gift Card Holder: Flower Pot set is something that I will reach for over and over! I decided to combine these flowers and flower pot with the new Beautiful Bouquet:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2020 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome back to the third day of the March Ink to Paper new release posts! For the next several days we will be sharing with you projects created with the brand new products! As always, the release will go live on the 15th of the month at 10 pm ET. Today we are sharing projects featuring the new A Mother's Love stamp and dies, Charming Tags die set, Beautiful Bouquet: Mother stamp set, and Go-To Gift Card Holder: Flower Pot die set. One of my favorite things about the new A Mother's Love stamp set is that all of the images can be used for almost any occasion! For my first card, I combined the new A Mother's Love stamp and die set with the new Charming Tags die set. For the background, I did a little ink blending using Aqua Mist ink. I layered on a die cut border... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2020 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome back to the second day of the March Ink to Paper new release posts! For the next several days we will be sharing with you projects created with the brand new products! As always, the release will go live on the 15th of the month at 10 pm ET. Today we are sharing projects featuring the new Beautiful Bouquet Background dies, Beautiful Bouquet Outline die, Hers stamp set, Just Sentiments: Mother's Day stamp set, and Garden of Blessings stamp and die sets. Are you ready to see more of the new Beautiful Bouquet collection? I absolutely love this new collection of stamps and dies! My first card features the new Beautiful Bouquet Background and Beautiful Bouquet Outline die sets. The sentiment is from the new Hers stamp set. Oh how I love the gorgeous script in this set! I started by die cutting the Beautiful Bouquet Outline die from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2020 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome to the first day of the March Ink to Paper new release posts! For the next several days we will be sharing with you projects created with the brand new products! As always, the release will go live on the 15th of the month at 10 pm ET. Today we are sharing projects featuring the new Beautiful Bouquet stamp and die set, Beautiful Bouquet: Sentiments, and Beautiful Bouquet Tag die set. Oh my goodness, the new Beautiful Bouquet collection is absolutely amazing! Just wait until you see it all!! ❤️. My first card features the new Beautiful Bouquet stamp and coordinating die set. After stamping the bouquet, I spritz it with shimmer spray. I then splattered on some white paint. For embellishments, I sprinkled on a few sequins. My next card features the new Beautiful Bouquet: Sentiments stamp set and Beautiful Bouquet Tag die. I adore this little tag!... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2020 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome back to the fourth and final day of the February Ink to Paper new release posts! As always, the release will go live on the 15th (tomorrow) of the month at 10 pm ET. Today we are sharing projects featuring the new Bouquet Backdrop die, Border Bling: Chain die, and Inside Greetings: Get Well stamp set. My first card features the new Bouquet Backdrop and Border Bling: Chain die. I am head over heels and full on swooning over the new Bouquet Backdrop die! Isn't it just SO pretty!?!! I love that it is bold enough that it can just be die cut in a single color and still look fabulous! Of course it would be gorgeous colored in as well using ink pads, watercolor, or even color pencils as well. The Border Bling: Chain die is also a fun new die and looks lovely die cut or embossed.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2020 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome back to the third day of the February Ink to Paper new release posts! For several days we will be sharing with you projects created with the brand new products! As always, the release will go live on the 15th of the month at 10 pm ET. Today we are sharing projects featuring the new Risen stamp and die set, To Die For Sentiments: Happy Easter die set, Love My Peeps stamp and die set, and Border Bling: Skinny Stitched Frames die set. My first card features the new Risen stamp set. This is such a lovely and unique set! I love the combination of leafy sprigs and watercolor style flowers. I created a quick watercolor wash using yellow and orange watercolor paints. After the paint was dry, I used the smaller Dots stencil and white stencil paste to add texture. For embellishment, I die cut some flowers using... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2020 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome back to the second day of the February Ink to Paper new release posts! For the next several days we will be sharing with you projects created with the brand new products! As always, the release will go live on the 15th of the month at 10 pm ET. Today we are sharing projects featuring the new Bold Blooms stamp set, Border Bling: Embossed Frames die set, and To Die For Sentiments: Risen die set. My first card features both the Bold Blooms set and To Die For Sentiments: Risen die. I chose colors that, to me, don't necessarily scream Easter. I do love the pretty pastels but I really wanted to go with some modified jewel tone colors. For the background, I embossed (instead of die cutting) using the On The Border: Sunburst Frame die. I sponged on some Harvest Gold ink and then splattered on some gold... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2020 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome to the first day of the February Ink to Paper new release posts! For the next several days we will be sharing with you projects created with the brand new products! As always, the release will go live on the 15th of the month at 10 pm ET. Today we are sharing projects featuring the Blossoming Branches stamp and die set, Border Bling: Skinny Vees Frames die set, and Just Sentiments: Easter stamp set. Oh em gee!! You all are going to LOVE this release! Take this Blossoming Branches set...isn't it amazing? I adore the flowers so much! The mix of sentiments are lovely as well! I am also in love with the new Border Bling: Skinny Vees Frames die set! The embossed details add the perfect about of texture and pattern while still being subtle. Not yet linked but available on February 15th at 10 pm ET: Blossoming... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2020 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome back to the fourth and final day of the January Ink to Paper new release posts! As always, the release will go live on the 15th of the month at 10 pm ET. Today we are sharing projects featuring the Birthday Bouquet stamp and die set, Border Bling: Skinny Frame die, and To Die For Sentiments: Birthday dies . My first card features the lovely new Birthday Bouquet stamp and die set. This set is definitely on my favorite florals list! These flowers are perfect for so many different techniques: ink blending, watercolors, colored pencils, embossing, or just basic stamping! I started with a stenciled background. I thought the Tropical Teal would set these Spring colored blooms off perfectly. I absolutely ADORE the scripty font in this set! In my mind, this is what I picture my handwriting would look like in a perfect world. When in reality it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2020 at Just Give Me Stamps...