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  • Mother’s Day Blog Hop


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    Welcome to our Blog Hop! Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and today we have some great ideas, inspiration, tips, resources and how-to for you this Mother’s Day for you and the ones you love as you move along through the blog hop.

    You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom on our Living with Style Blog Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you make sure to see and learn from all of the articles featured here today.

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    I have a few fabulous ideas to share with you for this Mother’s Day!

    A few weeks ago, I discovered a new (to me) website that has all sorts of cute and fun ideas for Mother’s Day gifts! It’s called Florence Scovel and we have just found some wonderful gifts for the grandmothers and mothers in our family this Mother’s Day. I have to say that they ship quickly and have some incredible prices for their Mother’s Day gift section! I highly recommend them (and I’m not being paid in any way, shape, or form to say that!).

    Below are two necklaces we purchased for some loved ones in our family. Aren’t they precious?!

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    You can find them here! 

    The next fun idea is something handmade that you can share with the special moms in your life. I just made these for some cheerleading awards in our school, but the idea came to me that this would be perfect and beautiful for a Mother’s Day gift as well, just insert your favorite quote, poem, or scripture verse!

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    I hand-lettered the verse on gesso board (it’s canvas wrapped around a board, and is flat) with pencil first, then with gold acrylic paint. This particular size is 5″x7″, but you can do any size. Then I made a bow with ribbon tails, and hot glued those to the canvas gesso board.

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    These were really pretty simple and straightforward to make! Your mother or grandmother can then place this table-top on an easel, or hang on the wall!

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    Enjoy your Mother’s Day celebration with the ones you love!

    The next stop is Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs on Living with Style Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again next time around!

    Blog Hop Lineup:

    1. Natalie Bradley at NatalieBradley.com
    2. Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs
    3. Kristy Stewart at Under My Gabled Roof
    4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom

    Retiring In Colors Blog Hop


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    Welcome to InKing Royalty’s April Blog Hop!  Stampin’ Up! announced it’s retired list yesterday – while we are sad to see some of our favorite products leave the catalog, we are certain that some amazing new products are on their way.  As we introduce the 2016-2018 In Colors to you, we know we have to say goodbye to the 2014-2016 In Colors.  Today’s Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that share some great ideas – featuring Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow.  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

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    I did a fun birthday card for a very sweet friend (who has a birthday this week… shhhh!) using Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist, and Blackberry Twist. I also had a few scraps of DSP with these InColors that I worked in too to go with the same washi cake look. The stamp set I used to create this card is the “Build a Birthday” photopolymer stamp set. I just love how this card turned out and it was super simple to make! It’s the perfect card for #imbringingbirthdaysback too!

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    Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Brian King at Stamp with Brian. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

    Blessings,
    Natalie

    Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

      1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
      2. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
      3. Candy Ford at StampCandy
      4. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
      5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
      6. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
      7. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
      8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
      9. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
      10. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
      11. Natalie Bradley at NatalieBradley.com

    Families First – A Sweet Mother’s Day Gift


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    Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for April 2016.  We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects that are all about our families. This is a great time of year to think about what to make for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or upcoming graduations. And, family vacations are just around the corner… how would you want to remember those special family moments? We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

    You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

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    Recently, I was listening to the song “The Best Day” by Taylor Swift with my 8 year old daughter (of course). Every time I hear it, I tear up. It’s a song that does a great job of telling Mom and Dad how much you love them and appreciate what they did for you. And I started thinking about what to do for this upcoming Mother’s Day and Father’s Day while we sang along with Taylor. Many mamas and daddies want nothing more than what Taylor sang about in that song… to know that you love them and that you appreciate them, and that what they did was good and that it matters to you!

    Right now, I’m working on some scrapbooks for special mamas in our lives to say thank you and share some great memories at the same time. I’ve always loved scrapbooks to cherish memories, but with Project Life, it’s becoming easier and easier to do so. Plus, I use a lot of my left-overs…. DSP scraps, embellishments, random accessories, and the like to create fun tactile memory books. It’s a great way to get the most out of your craft supplies! Here are a few scrapbooks I’ve created to share with some very special people to celebrate very important events in our lives with the family we love!

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    Again – people want to know we love them and care about them! Scrapbooks and Project Life truly help us do just that!

    Pssst! If you look closely in the scrapbook pages below, you’ll find plenty of scraps and also keepsakes from the parties that I made with Stampin’ Up! supplies and cut up so that these sweet people can save them forever.

    This was from a Lullabies and Lace baby shower I hosted for our sweet Mackenzie.
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    And these are a few pages from a Nautical Baby Shower I co-hosted for another VIP in our family….

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    I hope you have fun sharing your special memories with the ones you love too!

    Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

    Blog Hop Line-up:  

    1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
    2. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
    3. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
    4. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
    5. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
    6. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
    7. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
    8. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
    9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin
    10. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
    11. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
    12. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
    13. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
    14. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
    15. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
    16. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
    17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
    18. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
    19. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
    20. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
    21. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
    22. Natalie Bradley at NatalieBradley.com << you are here
    23. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
    24. Karen Zaring Browning at Karen Zaring Browning
    25. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
    26. Debbie Crowley at Expressivley Deb

    Easter Card Ideas and a Blog Hop


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    Welcome to our Blog Hop! Easter and Passover are quickly approaching, and today we have some great ideas, inspiration, tips, resources and how-to for you this Easter or Passover holiday as you move along through the blog hop.

    You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs on our Living with Style Blog Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you make sure to see and learn from all of the articles featured here today.

    Spring is my favorite season (well, tied for first with fall actually), and I have always loved Easter and the feeling you have that comes with it. A feeling of rebirth, renewal, hope, and faith. Today, I’m sharing a few fun Easter cards that I created to send to friends and family.

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    I am so in love with this little chic!!

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    Also, here are a few cards I made and shared last week in another Easter hop….

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    I hope you have a wonderful Easter and lovely start to spring!

    The next stop is Pam Baker at The Birch Cottage on Living with Style Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again next time around!

    Blog Hop Lineup:

    1. Natalie Bradley at NatalieBradley.com
    2. Pam Baker at The Birch Cottage
    3. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin’ Space
    4. Lisa Milligan at Life on Merlin
    5. Kristy Stewart at Under My Gabled Roof
    6. Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs

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