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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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Happy Wednesday! I'm excited to be playing along with one of the special features over at the Ink to Paper blog called the Great Cover-Up! I have a serious love affair with all things rainbow! It just makes me so very happy! It's also fun to play around with the different color shades to create different versions. This brighter version is definitely my favorite. Ok, real talk here. I almost always get a smudge or something on my creation. I even keep baby wipes right on top of my desk within arms reach. How I can manage this so often is a real conundrum. Because of this, I have gotten very skilled at coming up with ways to fix or cover up my mistakes! This particular background was one that I created during this past release. I actually couldn't make it work for my original project so I added it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2021 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Hey there! Welcome to the fourth and final day of the April Ink to Paper sneak peeks! All of the new products that have been shared over the past several days will be available for purchase tomorrow, April 15th at 10 pm ET. Ok, I have to tell you how much I am loving the new Blooming Thoughts stamp set! It's the perfect mix of elegant, whimsical, traditional, and modern. I mean seriously, it can fit into almost any style! ❤️💗 For the background, I stamped the new Weaved background stamp using Bright Buttercup ink. I'll admit, this is not the yellow that I normally reach for but I am loving it for this card! I wanted to add a bit more depth so I sponged on some Harvest Gold ink on the bottom half. I layered all three flower sprigs along the diagonal tear of the background layer. For... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2021 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Hi there! Welcome to day three of the April Ink to Paper sneak peeks! Are you ready to see more new goodies? I especially love the products being shared today. They are as unique as they are lovely! My card features the new Cover Plate: Scenic Path die and Inside Greetings: Steps stamp set. I love how this sentiment set can be encouraging in so many different occasions (graduation, new job/location, new life choices, etc.). I decided to do a little paper piecing with some patterned paper from my stash. I wanted an overall soft look so I chose soft, pastel colors. The sentiment is from the new Inside Greetings: Steps set. I accented the sentiment by adding some stamped and die cut flowers (from the Bold Blooms set). I embellished with some mini wooden butterflies. Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with more new April... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2021 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Welcome back to the second day of the April release Ink to Paper sneak peeks! We're just a few short days away from the release! Today it's all about the guys! We are sharing projects created with the new Dad's Timestamp set, Inside Greetings: Thanks Dad stamp set, The Mug die, and To Die For Sentiments: 24x7 Dad die set. M first card features The Mug and To Die For Sentiments: 24x7 Dad dies. For the background, I used the Rustic Brick Background stamp and lightly (I sponged the ink on so it wouldn't have full coverage) stamped it using Weathervane ink. The sentiment is from the new Dad's Time stamp set. My second card features the new Dad's Time stamp set. This little BBQ image is just too cute for words...that might have something to do with me choosing to use it three times for my focal image. LOL!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2021 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Happy Sunday to you! Can you believe it's April already? I'm pretty sure that life has been going at warp speed lately. :-) Today is the first day of the April Ink to Paper sneak peeks! We're just a few short days away from the release! Today we are sharing projects created with the new Feathered Friends Mini 10, Weaved background, and Seas of Life stamp sets. I absolutely adore nautical images! That's funny, I know, because we live in a very non-nautical themed area! I mean, rural Western Montana is probably the opposite of sea themed area but my heart still loves the sea! My card features the brand new Seas of Life and Weaved background stamp sets. I also used the previously released His stamp set, Banner Builder: Basics die set, and Love to Layer: Scalloped Circle die set. I kept my embellishments minimal and more masculine themed.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2021 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Hey friends! It's me again! :-) First, I just want to say a huge thank you to for all of the love! I won't go into a lot of detail because honestly it's still just overwhelming, but I didn't even realize that I needed a break until it had been several months since posting. There was just too much going on and I needed to take care of my family. I am definitely blessed to have such an amazing family and it was good a thing for all of us. ❤️ But it is SO very wonderful to be back creating again! Speaking of creating...I have a new card to share with you! Did you all see the new Ink to Paper release? It is fabulous! I couldn't help but ink up the new Enchanting Roses...it's just SO pretty!! Even though there are stamps to fill in all of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2021 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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Hi there! Long time no post! Life certainly has a way of getting in the way of things we want to do sometimes, am I right? :-) I spent a little time in my craft room and let me tell you, it was wonderful! I mean, I have ink on my fingers again! Woot! Today, I am so excited to be sharing some goodies created with the upcoming March Ink to Paper release! My first project features the new Berry Best Mom stamp set and coordinating die set along with the new Dainty Deliveries Box die! The Berry Best mom set may be a small set but there are so many fun images that can be used year round! And these strawberries...Gah! How sweet are they? For the background, I actually cut a panel from the new Dainty Deliveries Box die. I love the tone on tone texture it adds... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2021 at Just Give Me Stamps...
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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...