Monday, May 1, 2017

May Mini Release Blog Hop With Special Guests & Prizes!


Hi there!!!!!! Good morning! Welcome to our one day May Mini Release Blog Hop!!!!!! This was sort of spur of the moment for us. We have so many things that we're ready to release in the store that we thought it would be fun to release just a few things before our next big release and mostly because we just want to USE THIS SUPPLIES!!! Hahahahaha!!!!


What's extra special about today's release is the excellent, thrilling and spectacular line up of guest designers we have hopping with us today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BUT before I show you the entire list of Design Team Members and guests let's have a look at the items we're releasing in the store today!

First up is a stamp and die set designed primarily for those of us who have loved and lost our furry babies. I know it's a sad theme but doesn't it make it a little easier to talk about when you see this sweet set?


We wanted to bring you a set of sweet pets that you can stamp and color, heat emboss or watercolor that you can add separate "wings" stamp because our fur babies are our angels!


Take a look.....

Angel Pets Stamps

As you can see we've included a kitty, dog, bird and even a fish and a hamster, gerbil-ish guy. Aren't they sweet? Then, you can stamp and add their angel wings if you so wish OR you can use them for other purposes because they are literally just adorable and fun to have in your collection. However, you will see that the sentiment theme of this set points to sympathy. I thought that having a group of sentiments for this theme was really important and these are just lovely sayings. There are even a couple of sentiments in this set that could be used for general sympathy and not necessarily for pets making this a nice and versatile set.

 Angel Pets Die Set

Of course, we've designed a set of Angel Pets Dies so that you can perfectly cut out your Angel Pets images quickly, easily and perfectly.

Cover Up Die: Stitched Clouds

Next up is something that I've always intended to design for you but fell off my radar that is until one of our sweetest Design Team Members, Jen Carter, said "Hey, Laura! What about a stitched cloud cover up die?" and I was like, "OMGSH! I can't believe we don't already have one!!!!!!".  I should have done this years AGO!!!!

You're going to want to have this especially if you already have the Stitched Clouds Dies which come in our Rainbows & Clouds Die Set because the pattern we've used here for the stitched clouds is the same shape as in that die set so everything coordinates! Isn't that an awesome idea???

This is a terrific die to create a lovely sky background, don't you think? A TOTALY MUST HAVE! Now, this pattern was designed for use on a vertical card but you can definitely use this on a horizontal card layout with some creative layer sizing. Remember that this die will only cut the stitched clouds and will not cut a rectangle but it's easy to use and line up with a premade A2 card card base because it's the exact same size. Seriously, I love this and there a million things you can do with this die!

Last but not least are two fabulous stamps I think you're really going to love especially when you see all the excellent techniques you can use together with them. Each of these two stamps are a 4x4 Set of 1 Stamp. Both are hand illustrated, lovely and have inspiring, positive messages. Have a look.

You Will Never Regret Being Kind is up first and isn't this saying so true? I think that not only is this saying inspirational and positive but I think it's a nice phrase to be used for a thank you card or for someone who has done something nice or kind that they should be recognized for. Isn't this so pretty the way it's been designed? Let's look at our second one and then I'll talk a little bit about the techniques that are great with these.

You Will Never Regret Being Kind

Be the Reason Someone Smiles Today is our second set but is equally as lovely. I just love all the little dots and scrolls and the way this is designed. I envision using this on a card and then handwriting a message inside that says "You're Mine". Isn't that nice?
Actually, both of these sets could have a completed thought, so to speak, by handwriting a note on the inside.



I love these sets. They're perfectly oversized for card fronts and they're bold and lovely and you will not really need much else making these great to use for clean and simple card OR for playing with fun techniques. These can be heat embossed, foiled, stamped but then you do so many different things to your background. You can watercolor, stamp a pattern, stamp this and cut it out and layer over patterned paper. I think the best thing to do is to make sure for each of these stamps you head over to our project gallery on our website.

I know this is a mini release but isn't is filled with lovely things?? I think so too! :)
  
Here are the projects I made to share with you today and of course, once I got started I couldn't stop. Since I have a decent amount of projects here I'll try to keep my explanations to a minimum here for you. :) You know how chatty I can be!!!!




I am obsessed with this first card I made with our new Angel Pets Dies and Stamps. I wanted to show you how this set can be used for something other than its primary purpose. Here, I've designed a fun birthday card and I love it! Also see here are our Just Sayin' Stamps (sentiment), Instant Camera Die, Party Pachyderms Dies and Stamps (party hat on kitty) and Stitched Mats: Rectangles.


Here is another project featuring our Angel Pets Dies and Stamps as well as our Cover Up Die: Stitched Clouds. I made this card with the sympathy theme in mind and you can see how I added in the sweet little angel wings. Isn't that cute? I love the sentiment here. It's so sweet. Also see here are our Stitched Mats: Dual Stitched Rectangles (frame) and Border Builders Die Set (Clouds) and Sunshine Die Large.

Time for some fun with our new sentiments!

Here, I began by heat embossing my Be the Reason Stamp in white onto white watercolor paper. Then, I used my Zig markers and an aqua brush to create this watery background. I trimmed out my sentiment and panel once everything was good and dry and I mounted in on foam tape to a basic white panel which features our Cover Up Die: Stitched Clouds. It's such a soft fun background it can be used for so much more than just a sky. Then I embellished with some Washi tape, a mini clothespin and linen thread.


I wanted to show you how words can be pulled out from this sentiment to create a totally different phrase. I stamped my whole sentiment in ombre ink and then I trimmed out Smile Today and layered over a small panel of grey Stitched Clouds. Also seen here is our Silly Stitched Die Set (stitched border on aqua layer). Love love love this and it really shows how versatile this stamp set can be.


On to our last but not least stamp, You Will Never Regret Being Kind. Here I heat embossed on back cardstock to create a bit of a chalkboard look. Once my heat embossing was good and dry/solid I colored over the letters with colored pencils for an even better colored chalk look! I layered this over an aqua panel cut with my Cover Up Die Diamond Lace and added a bit of linen thread. Love!


Here I used the same heat embossing technique. Did I mention I love to heat emboss? LOL! This time though I used some colorful scraps to create a striped background which I then trimmed down and layered over a white base adding in some bling as well. I really love how vibrant this is!



Do you love everything you see??? I know it's a small release but trust me when I tell you we have another larger release coming super soon!!!

*********PRIZE ALERT!!!!!!*******

Before I send you on your way on this amazing hop today we are giving away everything you see here in this release, BUT we're going to spread it around a little and we'll have THREE WINNERS!!!!! One will will receive the Be the Reason Stamps, one will receive the You Will Never Regret Stamps and a third winner will receive a copy of the Angel Pets Dies and Stamps and Cover Up Die Stitched Clouds. YAYYYYYYYYY!!!!

Ok, drum roll............ LOOK just LOOK at this amazing line up we have for you today and let me just say THANK YOU to the wonderful ladies joining us today!! Thank you, Ladies. I cannot WAIT TO GET HOPPING myself!!!!

Make sure to leave some love along your way today in the form of comments for both our DT and special guests because we'll be finding our three prize winners right from the comments left on their blogs. Please leave your comments by May 7th 11:30 PM EST to be eligible to win. THANKS!!!

Here is a list of everyone joining us today. ENJOY!!!!!!!!

Laura Pryor/LID Store Blog

Thank you so much for joining us today and spending part of your day here. I hope you like the new stamps and dies we're releasing today. Thank you always for supporting my small business and thank you in advance for your positive and enthusiastic feedback for myself, our fabulous Design Team and of course to our special guests who are partying with us today.

Don't forget to stop by our store and read up on your favorite items from this release!



Have a wonderful day and we'll be seeing each other very very soon! A very special thank you to Design Team Member and friend, Amy Kolling for organizing this hop with our special guests and another HUGE THANK YOU to all of these fabulous ladies who joined us for some fun. Thank you!!

Lots of love and crafty wishes,









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63 comments:

  1. I love the new stuff!!! Some must haves in there!!

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  2. Yay! These two new sentiment stamps are so delightful and fun to use! I thank you for sharing one and including me here today, Laura! That cloud plate is Fantastic! #useonallthethings :) Thanks again! ❤️:)

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  3. Well I am in love with the new sentiment stamps! They are beautiful! I love Fonts like that!

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  4. What fabulous stamps and dies and just love all the samples cards.

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  5. Wow and Wow! Laura! I love all your creations here today. So adorable that you created a party card with Angel Pets, love that. And your cloud combo on the second one is brilliant. beautiful creations with the other two sets, too. So cool that you snipped apart Reason to Smile....what a great idea. So honored to be a part of the team.

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  6. AWESOME release! Love your fun cards Laura!

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  7. Oh my, LOVE these!! FABulous release!

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  8. LOVE this mini release!!! Great projects!!!

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  9. Oh my goodness Laura, your cards are just too darned CUTE! (Of course the stamps and dies are amazing so you really couldn't go wrong, now could you?)
    I have to say after using both your stamps and dies that they are fun and easy to use and of great quality! I am off now to finish the hop and from what I have already seen, I am looking forward to the rest of it! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE this Be the reason stamp

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  11. I love the "Be the reason" stamp set! What awesome sentiments for
    cards to give to anyone, just because. And the furry friends are
    all adorable. Love your cards. The kitty bday card is so cute.

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  12. WOw..Its a wonderful release I loved the sentiment stamps a bit more :)

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  13. Love the be the reason stamp - so many possibilities!

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  14. What a fun mini release. Love the animal images.

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  15. Wonderful mini release and great examples.

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  16. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Three great stamp sets and a great selection of design styles displayed.

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  17. Great release! Loving the animals.

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  18. Wonderful release! Like it all.

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  19. Such a FUN Release!! =) I LOVE the New Products and ALL of your AMAZING Creations!! =) Looking forward to the Blog Hop!! =) THANKS for sharing the FUN and have a FABULOUS Release Week!! <3 <3 <3

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  20. This entire release is so cheerful and fun! I love all the whimsical images--awesome!

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  21. very prettty stamps! Love them. Thanks for the fun hop!

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  22. Thank you Thank you Laura for sending these stamps to the ladies and for letting me help with this release hop! Your cards are amazing and shows off the sets so wonderful!

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  23. Another great release from Lil' Inker Designs! A hop to give us some great ideas and prizes to win! Thank you! Laura, your cards are wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Fabulous cards, love your fun style and bright colors.

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  25. Fabulous mini release! Love the sweet Angel Pets set, and the stitched clouds are awesome! Great sentiments too! The kitty card is a favorite!

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  26. Fabulous hop! I love this release, especially those Angel Pets.

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  27. What great stamps! Love the style of them and that bold sentiment stamp to fill a card is wonderful. Great sentiment to pass around!

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  28. So happy to be hopping along with the team. Gorgeous inspiration and amazing product as always Laura!

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  29. A wonderful mini release! Am looking forward to the hopping :)

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  30. These are the best sentiments and the cover up dies. love them.

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  31. Wonderful release. Thanks for all of the wonderful inspiration

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  32. Oh wow, I just found you and started following you - I love all of these new releases! Going on my must have list!!

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  33. What a wonderful release. Love your cards and the inspiration from the DT is fabulous.

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  34. love those two large sayings!

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  35. Great "mini" release! Love the large sentiments!

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  36. Laura this may be 'mini' but is 'mightily marvelous!!' LOve every blooming card ... and the Angel Pet set is going to be a big hit in our community! Thank you for making those hard things easier to say... and for making Kindness easy to spread, too!
    =]

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  37. What a sweet release! Love the large sentiment stamps!

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  38. Thank you so, so much, Laura for allowing me the pleasure of playing with your product and hopping along with you. These sentiment stamps are simply perfect!

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  39. Wow...so many wonderful stamps, love all the incredible cards.

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  40. Very cute release. I especially love the large sentiment stamps.

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  41. Love the new Stitched Clouds die and sentiment stamps!

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  42. Love the new sentiment stamps.

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  43. Such cute and delightful release!

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  44. Fabulous mini release! Love the angel pets and the stitched clouds dies/sentiments! Gorgeous examples! Cannot wait to see all the inspiration on this hop! - Off to hop to the next stop!

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  45. The stichted cloud background die is perfect for clean and simple cards!

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  46. What a fantastic release! I am in love with the sentiment stamps and was thrilled to see the many ways that the angel pets can be used! Looking forward to seeing all the inspiring posts!

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  47. Great release, love the sentiment stamps!

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  48. Wonderful release. I love
    the Pet Angels. I lost my
    16 year old Yorkie, Shad
    in March. They are all so
    cute.
    Carla from Utah

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  49. Wow, Laura! What a fabulous mini release!!! So excited to be hopping along with you, your amazing DT, and all of your fantastic guests! LOVE the new sentiment stamps!!! They are incredible!!! And I just placed an order for the Angel Pets stamps and dies. Such sweet images and sentiments.

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  50. Wonderful sentiments.
    Reminders of sayings we should
    be following.
    Love the little pet stamps.
    Not everybody has a cat or dog,
    they also have birds, etc. You
    covered a lot of the bases.
    thanks for having the hop.
    It was fun.

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  51. GREAT mini release! Can't wait to see the full one! We just lost a fur-baby so this set will be perfect...thanks Laura!

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  52. Laura, your cards are just lovely!

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  53. Beautiful release!!! My favourite products are the awesome sentiments!!! Absolutely adorable!!! Great team! I loved all their creations!!!

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  54. I truly love every one of these products! I'be never said that about any other release. Guess I'll have to save up my pennies!

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  55. Those pretty chalkboard like Be the Reason and Never Regret are terrific. I am paw-over-heels in love with the kitty in your pets set and that cloud cover-up is fab!

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  56. Thank you to tell us so much useful information. I’m glad to read it.
    Herbal Incense

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  57. im so glad you've created this angel pet et! I've needed a set like this for a while now! Thank you!

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  58. I love those 2 large sentiment stamps.

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