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July 2014

My Paper Pumpkin 50% Off -- More Stampin' Up! Fun

If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up--get 50% off your first two months!! Pass this special offer on to your friends and family to give it a try, too. Then you can chat about and assemble your kits with others you know!

Click here to sign up
OR contact me (LoriDreamsStampin@yahoo.com) and I will get you all set up.

Click here to learn more about Paper Pumpkin - our "kits of creativity in the mail" program.

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This fantastic promotion runs July 16, 2014--September 10, 2014.

Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

  • Sign up between July 16 and August 10, your credit card will get charged on/around August 11, and your first kit will arrive in August. Your half off kits will be the August kit and the September kit.
  • Sign up between August 11 and September 10, your credit card will get charged on/around September 11, and your first kit will arrive in September. Your half off kits will be the September kit and the October kit.

Fine Details:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Code is entered during sign up process on the Paper Pumpkin website.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions only, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95. There are no penalties for canceling. So you have nothing to lose.

I really love My Paper Pumpkin kits. These kits provide a crafter (beginning crafters to advanced) with fun product (stamps, inks, and consumables) and fun moments of creativity each month!

PAPER PUMPKIN PAST & REFILL KITS - As a special perk for Paper Pumpkin subscribers, Stampin' Up! offers a selection of past kits and refill kits for purchase, but only while supplies last. SU! added three new kits to the offering today (July 23).

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What's NEW?

Click here to see this week's Weekly Deals.

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Click here to check out the Clearance Rack (new items were added July 10th).

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For the month of July, Stampin' Up! is offering a Buy 3, Get One FREE deal on Designer Paper packs.  (I LOVE this offer, because designer paper is such a quick way to add pizzazz to any project....handmade cards, scrapbook pages, 3D giftable items, and home decor)

PLEASE NOTE:  Only Designer Series Paper valued at $10.95 on pages 186 and 187 of the Stampin' Up! 2014-2015 Annual Catalog qualify for either the "buy 3" or "get 1 free!"
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The Blendabilities are here!

...and, they are SUPER funtabulous!  There are 6 of the 12 main colors that are now available to order. Plus the Skin Tones set, the Color Lifter and the Momento Pad can be ordered starting today as well. **squeal**!

 

May God Bless You and Your Family!!

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Having Fun at Stampin' Up!'s Annual Convention 2014

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YEAH!! It's that time again... Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all over the US and Canada have arrived in Salt Lake City for the annual Convention, to get INSPIRED, see new products, see old friends, make new friends, swap cards, get business tips, and get very little sleep for 4 days. I am having soooo much fun and learning lots. One of the highlights is about what new products are coming to many stamping studios/paper crafting havens in the near future. Yep! They handed out the upcoming Holiday catalog...hot off the presses! **squeal** You are going to LOVE everything!

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I even got to play with some of the new stamps (and other products) that you'll get to order the end of August. Check out these two little cuties....a little sneak peek of what's to come knockin' on your heart strings.  Mmmmm....Pretty!!

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Tonight was Awards Night and Celebration of many Demonstrators (US and Canada) who have achieved certain sales levels, earned incentive trips, top recruiters and inspired many of their downline to promote. All demonstrators who received an award (or more than one) was invited to the Recognition Room to mingle, eat as much Dove's chocolate as you could stuff in your mouth, and take a memento picture with all of your Award placards. I received and recognized for 3 awards:

  1. Earned the Getaway trip to Washington, DC
  2. Level 2 Promotions (monetary award)
  3. Celebrating my 5-year Anniversary with Stampin' Up!  **squeal**

 

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The first two awards would not have been possible without my loyal customers and wonderful downline....Lori's Dream Team!! I am so blessed and very grateful to have each and every one of them in my life. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for all of your support; and for choosing me as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator...it means the world to me! Here is a picture of some of my group members...formal and professionally posed.

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A gorgeous bunch, yes we are!  Then, our awesome pose that shows off the fun and silly side of our friendship. :) Love it!!!

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It's hard to believe that it was only 5 years ago that I decided to make the leap and join the Stampin' Up! family....and, do what I love to do...Inspire, Create and Share with anyone who is intrigued with rubber stamping, and all the happiness (and therapeutic moments) it will bring to your life. Oh, and I love the discount on all my purchases, too. Teehehe

If you love to stamp and paper craft, create memory books and 3-D giftable items using the Stampin' Up! products you love...then I encourage you to join my Stampin' Up! family...Lori's Dream Team. Why not get an instant discount on everything you purchase...and, create new and long-lasting friendships to boot!  More details can be found under the "Join My Dream Team" tab up above. Contact me, and we'll visit so that I can share everything I know and have learned over the years with you.  If you can't wait, CLICK HERE to Join Now.  You'll be SO happy that you did.

 

May God Bless You and Your Family!!

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Some Crazy Fun Before Stampin' Up!'s Fun

So, what does a hardworking stamper do the day before Stampin' Up!'s Annual Convention begins? Go lookin' for adventures, I say! So that is what my friend (and Upline) Tami and I set out to do. We had been trying to catch a ride with a tandem Paraglyder, but the winds (or lack thereof) were not cooperating by any means. So we hopped in a car and headed South to Park City to see what excitement we could find to fill our day.

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One stop at Park City Mountain and we landed on a ski lift to soak in some sun, smell the fresh air (with a hint of evergreens), and enjoy the peace and serenity. Of course, what's an adventure without a selfie! LOL

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Next stop was Olympic Park...to do something crazy fun...like riding a Bobsled down the same slopes the U.S. Olympic team did in 2002! I know...CRAZY, right?!!! Let me tell you, it was an adrenaline rush like no other that I've experienced. We had a great driver that got us to the bottom in 1:02:07 minutes to earn the Bronze, but it was quickly relinquished when the next team beat our time by 4 seconds! It was a thrill while it lasted. LOL

 

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After we got back to Salt Lake City, I headed out for supper with a wonderful group of friends. Most of them are my Sideline (meaning we have the same Upline), but some of them are part of my Lori's Dream Team. I'll post our group picture tomorrow.

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Stay tuned for all the Stampin' Up! fun to begin tomorrow. Until then, this is what the Convention hall looks like right now....the calm before the storm! **squeal**

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May God Bless You and Your Family!!

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Stampin' Up! Chevron Mask Meets Modeling Paste!

**SQUEAL**  I have a super fun (and really cool) card to share with you today!  Lots of love and not a whole lot of labor!  I held a class demonstrating the different ways to create handmade cards using Stampin' Up!'s new Decorative Masks and the stencils from the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit.  Of course, I had to add more beauty with the lovely Flower Patch Photopolymer stamps.  I do LOVE my Flower Patch stamp set and coordinating Flower Fair Framelit Dies!!  Let's take a peek at the card.....

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So, you may be asking "What is that shiny stuff in the Chevron pattern?"  This is the really cool part!  I wanted to go 'outside the box' and get away from the normal 'sponging' the stencil/mask pattern with ink to my cards.  So, what did I do?  I used Modeling Paste to add an unusual texture!  Yep!  I laid my Chevron stencil from the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit on a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and layered on some Irridescent Modeling Paste using the back of a plastic spoon.

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Typically, one would use an artist spatula to transfer the Paste and smooth over the mask ensuring that the paste is evenly layered.   Nawwww, not me....I didn't want a smooth pattern.  In fact, I tried to purposely create peaks and ripples.  The best way to describe it is pretend like you are frosting a cake using the back of a large table spoon. Yummy, right?!!  Modeling Paste comes in several different mediums smooth, irridescent, and course (has a sandy grit feel when dry).  They all come in white; therefore, to add color, it is not recommended to add a liquid color, such as Stampin' Up!'s Ink Refills.  Adding more liquid to the mixture will thin it more than it already is and you may not get the end result you would without the added liquid.  Also, I let the paste air-dry for about 30 minutes.  You can use Stampin' Up!'s Heat Tool, but the paste will start to bubble and leave a 'puffy' end result.  That look is cool, too, but not what I was looking for on this card.

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I inked up the large solid Flower Patch stamp using Melon Mambo and Hello Honey and stamped onto Naturals Ivory cardstock.  I stamped each color twice so that I could fussy cut (hand cut using my Paper Snips) the second image to pop up and layer onto the full image that was die-cut using the Flower Fair Framelit Die.  I LOVE dimension!  Before placing the flowers (with more dimensionals), I combined about 7-10 drops of Melon Mambo reinker ink to a Stampin' Spritzer and filled 1/2 way with water.  I also created a Spritzer with Pool Party, but used rubbing alcohol as the mix.  I spritzed each textured area at fairly close range to create a pool of spritzed ink (Melon Mambo) that would run down the page.  TIP: The reason I chose water over rubbing alcohol is because I wanted the heavy mist to 'bead up' on the cardstock so that I could make it 'run' down the page.  Misting or spritzing with rubbing alcohol will only make the ink soak and dry very quickly.  Stamped the sentiment with Jet Black StazOn ink, added a couple of Basic Pearls and the card is complete.

Modeling Paste can be found in local craft stores that sell Oil paints, brushes, and canvas boards....you will find a wide variety to choose from.  I chose the one pictured because it was on sale (buy 3, get 1 free).  Hey, the same type of sale we have going on with our Designer Series Paper Packs!  Buy 3 Designer Series Paper Packs and Get 1 Free!! **squeal**

 

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Lori's Stampin' Up! Promotion Reminders

  • Join my Stampin' Up! team!
    • $99 Demo Kit – Traditional Starter Kit – $125 product value
  • Buy 3 Get 1 FREE:  During July, get a FREE package of Designer Series Paper when you buy three!  You can choose any of the Designer Series Paper Packs listed in the 2014-2015 Idea Book & Catalog.  Don't miss out on this great promotion....stock up and save on all your favorites!
  • Blendabilities are HERE!!:  The wait is over! Stampin Up has officially released one of our most exciting new products, Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers!
  • Join me at www.mypaperpumpkin.com and get your Paper Pumpkin Kit delivered right to your door every month.  Don't forget....the subscription will ask for a Demonstrator's name....I'd love it if you chose me...Lori Mueller, as your Demonstrator.
  • Weekly Deals:  New deals come out every Tuesday and expire the following Monday
  • Shop the Clearance Rack for bargains up to 80% off!  New additions to the list....get them while supplies last!
  • Stampin' Rewards = Free products with $150+ orders.
  • Check out the latest downloads for My Digital Studio, these can now be added to Customer and Workshop orders!

 

May God Bless You and Your Family!!

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Stamp Set:  Flower Patch (134207-Photopolymer)
Cardstock Paper:  Crumb Cake (102953), Naturals Ivory (101849)
Designer Series Paper:  None
Ink Pads:  Melon Mambo Classic Pad (126948), Melon Mambo Reinker (115662), Hello Honey (133643), Jet Black StazOn (101406)
Markers:  None
Great Tools:  Build a Banner Simply Created Kit using the Chevron Stencil (133507), Flower Fair Framelits (133731), Stampin' Spritzer (126185), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin' Paper Trimmer (126889)
The Finishing Touch:  Basic Pearl Jewels (119247), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
 

Happy 4th of July -- Stampin' Up! Fun

It's a beautiful day today....perfect temperatures in the mid-80's, a slight breeze, and the sunshine generates happy vibes.  I wanted to share with you a few festive creations with you.  The first one was created by one of my Lori's Dream Team members, Sharlei Hauck.  We had a team meeting last month and I brought all of the supplies to create a July 4th Card In A Box.  I had the main box finished for inspiration, but wanted to see their version of decorating a variety of sprays sprouting from the box. Sharlei used the new Star punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack to sprinkle Red, White, and Blue throughout the Circle Banners using the Memorable Moments Stamp set.  So CUTE!!

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I demonstrated how to use our Angled Tag Topper Punch to add pizzazz to the box flaps.  This was a huge WOW factor....thinking 'outside' the box.  Teehehe

 

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I found a few festive creations using the June Paper Pumpkin kit in ways that were not illustrated in the kit.  If you enjoy be creative, and you are not sure where to start, you really should give My Paper Pumpkin a try.  You get all of the supplies (including ink, papers, embellishments, etc.) to create to your hearts content.  Start with the suggested creations, then keep some of the supplies to create something that is out of the norm....'outside the box'.  You will love it!! 

What is Paper Pumpkin?  **squeal**  Check out all of the details HERE.

Get ready to drool over the next samples....

The kit contents can lend themselves to creating some festive décor for a Fourth of July party, like this adorable banner:

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The pinwheels can be cut apart and made into fun bows that are great embellishments for treats and other gifts:

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I love it when holiday cards don't always use the traditional colors, like these fun and cute cards:

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Happy 4th of July!!

Have a safe and fun day with family and friends!  May God Bless You and Your Family!!

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Stamp Set:  Memorable Moments (132039-WM; 126682-CM)
Cardstock Paper:  Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730), Night of Navy (100867), Window Sheets (114323)
Designer Series Paper:  Maritime (133696)
Ink Pads:  Night of Navy (126970), Real Red (126949)
Markers:  None
Great Tools:  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (133787), Angled Tag Topper Punch (133323), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin' Paper Trimmer (126889)
The Finishing Touch:  Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Sticky Strip (104294), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Stampin' Up! 4th of July Flower Patch

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OH.MY.GOODNESS!!  Where has the month of June escaped off to?  I can tell you that I have been stamping...really, I have!  But, I'm always on the run meeting new stampers, preparing for stamping class twice a week, and having so much fun coming up with new themes and ideas for new and innovative techniques to teach all my ladies.  I have such a saWHEEET card to show you...full of sparkles and fun that features a brand new Photopolymer stamp set called Flower Patch and a cool technique using the Decorative Stars Mask.  Let me tell you, this Flower Patch stamp set is not just for creating a beautiful bouquet of flowers.  **squeal**  Take a look!

 

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See!!  What did I tell you?  Super cute, right?!!  Let me share how this all came together....

  • Night of Navy card base measures the 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".  Used my Envelope Punch Board to corner round the upper right corner....just wanted to add a little pizzazz.
  • The Whisper White layer features the Stars Decorative Masks (pack includes a Hearts Mask, too).  Using a Stampin' sponge and Crumb Cake Classic Ink, I set the mask in place and sponged ink in all of the star openings.  I wasn't so concerned about even ink coverage....I just wanted to make sure that each star was inked.  I think it gave it a vintage-y, bicentennial feel.  ;)  Again, I used my trusty Envelope Punch Board to corner round the upper right corner to match the card base.
  • The ballons were created using Red and Silver Glimmer Paper and my Small Oval Punch.  I popped up several balloons from each color using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • To create the balloon strings I simply took my Basic Black Marker (the writing tip end) and drew lines and finished with faux bows.  You definitely do not need a ruler to draw the lines....just go with the flow.
  • The Night of Navy "bursts" is one of the Photopolymer stamps from the Flower Patch set.  **squeal**  It really looks like a firework bursting in the sky, don't you think?  Ink and stamp onto Whisper White cardstock, fussy cut (hand cut around all of the curves), and pop them up using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • The sentiment was created using our new Alphabet Rotary Stamp....inked in Night of Navy Classic ink and stamped onto a strip of Whisper White, trimmed with Real Red cardstock and popped up using more Stampin' Dimensionals.  Yep!  I love these "foam elevators"!  I love it when my stamping friends use plain English to describe one of our products!  LOL!  Makes perfect sense to me!
  • ROTARY STAMP TIP:  The Alphabet Rotary Stamp will take a little practice.  First, do NOT press the stamp into your ink pad (tap, tap, tap onto the pad); otherwise, you will have ink transferring from other areas of the rotary.  Second, when you are ready to stamp your self-created sentiment, make sure that you stamp straight down (not at an angle) and then while resting on the paper, slightly rock the Rotary forward and backward so as to get all of the letters transferred to the paper.  If you squish your Rotary too hard into your foam ink pad, the rocking will cause ink to transfer from the other letters on the Rotary.  Eeeek!!  Did I say ROCK the Rotary stamp?  But, we have all been taught NOT to rock our stamps!  I know, I know, but you do want to 'rock' your Rotary stamp slightly forward and slightly towards you to get a good impression.  Practice it a few times and you'll see what I'm talking about.  If you don't get the perfect impression, look at it as if you just pulled it out of a manual typewriter.  Ooops!  Did I just share my age?  *wink*

 

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Lori's Stampin' Up! Promotion Reminders

  • Join my Stampin' Up! team!
    • $99 Demo Kit – Traditional Starter Kit – $125 product value
  • Buy 3 Get 1 FREE:  During July, get a FREE package of Designer Series Paper when you buy three!  You can choose any of the Designer Series Paper Packs listed in the 2014-2015 Idea Book & Catalog.  Don't miss out on this great promotion....stock up and save on all your favorites!
  • Blendabilities are HERE!!:  The wait is over! Stampin Up has officially released one of our most exciting new products, Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers!
  • Join me at www.mypaperpumpkin.com and get your Paper Pumpkin Kit delivered right to your door every month.  Don't forget....the subscription will ask for a Demonstrator's name....I'd love it if you chose me...Lori Mueller, as your Demonstrator.
  • Weekly Deals:  New deals come out every Tuesday and expire the following Monday
  • Shop the Clearance Rack for bargains up to 80% off!  New additions to the list....get them while supplies last!
  • Stampin' Rewards = Free products with $150+ orders.
  • Check out the latest downloads for My Digital Studio, these can now be added to Customer and Workshop orders!

 

May God Bless You and Your Family!!

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Stamp Set:  Flower Patch (134207-Photopolymer); Alphabet Rotary Stamp (133769)
Cardstock Paper:  Night of Navy (100867), Whisper White (100730), Real Red (102482), Red Glimmer Paper (121790), Silver Glimmer Paper (135314)
Designer Series Paper:  None
Ink Pads:  Night of Navy (126970), Crumb Cake (126975)
Markers:  Basic Black Write Marker (100082)
Great Tools:  Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks (133777), Small Oval Punch (120908), Envelope Punch Board (133774), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin' Paper Trimmer (126889)
The Finishing Touch:  Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
 

Stampin' Up!'s Buy 3 DSP Get 1 Free July Promotion!!

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During the entire month of July, when you purchase three Designer Series Paper (DSP) packs, you'll get one free. That's like getting $10.95 off your purchase AND receiving an extra--did we mention FREE?-- DSP!


Promotion Dates:  July 1-31, 2014

Promotion Details:  During July, get a FREE package of Designer Series Paper when you buy three!  You can choose any of the Designer Series Paper Packs listed in the 2014-2015 Idea Book & Catalog.  Don't miss out on this great promotion....stock up and save on all your favorites!

 

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Keep in mind:

  • There is no limit to the number of free Designer Series Paper packs you can receive. For each three purchased, you (or your customer) will receive one free. 
  • To get your free DSP, enter it in your order separately from the three packs you're paying for. For example, if you want four packs of the same type of paper, put in the three you're paying for and enter the fourth as a separate item.

These items don't qualify for the offer:

  • Designer Series Paper Stacks
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Designer Series Paper from the holiday catalog preorder
  • Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefits
  • Online ordering deadline is July 31st at 11:50 P.M. (MT)


Click the Buy 3 Get 1 Free image below to see what paper packs are included in this great offer.  Print out this Flyer and pass along to your stamping/scrapbooking friends, too.  Choose from a variety of designs, colors, and patterns....don't forget those special occasions that are just around the corner...not to mention Christmas cards!  These papers are super gorgeous and will really make you **squeal** WOW!

 

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Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have....I want to make your shopping experience pleasant, easy, and trouble-free.

 

May God Bless You and Your Family!!

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