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November 2014

A Day Filled With Thanksgiving


Although Thanksgiving is recognized on one single day in November, I try to spend each and every day expressing my thanks and gratitude for everything I have in my family, my friends, and all of the new connections I make when sharing my love of paper crafting with you.  Being creative is soothing for the soul, and I am SO thankful that you stop by to visit me.  Today's card share is inspired by Ronda Wade and was the stamping project that all of Lori's Dream Team family of Demonstrators made during our October meeting.


Creative Recipe

  • Tone-on-Tone cardstock colors is simple and elegant.  Dry embossing the Crumb Cake layer with the Woodgrain folder, sponged with some Baked Brown sugar, really enhances the woodsy ambiance.  All atop a Crumb Cake card base.
  • Texture!  LOVE it!....and have to have texture with the leaves.  The new 2014-2016 In Color (Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist, and Mossy Meadow) are the perfect shades to help decorate the woodgrain layer.  After die cutting the Autumn Accent leaves, I wadded each leaf in a ball, unravelled, then wadded them up into a ball, again.  Repeat this process several times to get just the right amount of wrinkled texture.  Of course we need to have a little sparkle and bling...Champagne Glimmer Paper and the smallest leaf make a beautiful accent.
  • The Perfect Sentiment.  This sentiment from the Lots of Thanks stamp set really hit the spot when I expressed to my Dream Team just how much I have enjoyed stamping with them, strengthening our friendships, and chatting with them via all sorts of communication channels.  I truly have a wonderful Stampin' Up! family....Lori's Dream Team!



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Join Stampin’ Up! This Week to Save and Earn! Get a 25 percent discount on the Starter Kit when you join Stampin’ Up! between November 24 and December 2.  You get to hand-select $125 of product for only $74.25 (with FREE SHIPPING)! **squeal**  The best part, though, is that you get to be a part of an amazing inspiring team who loves to stamp and who supports one another.  There's no obligation after you join, so what are you waiting for?  I would love for you to join Lori's Dream Team, so please contact me now at [email protected] if you have any questions.

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I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  If you want to be with friends and family, then I hope you can.  Regardless of where you are or who you are with, I hope you enjoy every minute of your day.


May God Bless You and Your Family!!


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Online Extravaganza -- Stampin' Up! Deals Nov 24 thru Dec 2!!


EEK!!  Okay, seriously, I’m amazed at the sales that we will be able to get on fabulous Stampin’ Up! products between November 24 and December 2!

I don’t want you to miss out, so here’s the scoop on what you’ll need to know for MONDAY:

  • Extravaganza begins on Monday, November 24 and continues through Tuesday, December 2 with up to 50% off on a variety of special products
  • 1-Day Only Doorbuster Set #1 will be available on Monday, Nov 24 – special prices on select bundles
  • ANOTHER 1-Day Only Doorbuster Set #2 will be available only on Monday, Dec 1 – NEW selected bundles (including a Blendabilities Bundle!!)
  • All the sale items can be browsed and ordered through my online store
  • SPOILER ALERT! Want to see the list now?  Download the PDF for the Extravaganza

So get your Stampin’ Shopping List ready!

I know I have mine figured out so I can place orders for the Extravaganza items as well as the 2 days of Doorbusters!

And don’t forget about the OTHER special available next week:


Dates: November 24 thru December 2, 2014

SAVE 25%!

  • Stampin' Up!'s $99 Starter Kit will be discounted 25% - to only $74.25!
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    • Free Shipping - saves you another 10% (you only pay sales tax)
    • Includes a set of catalogs and business forms to help get you started


  • Receive 5% cash back on your December Sales (includes your personal purchases , as well as outside sales, family, friends, etc)
  • Cash back is in addition to your everyday demonstrator discounts and will be paid in January.


Are you Ready?  Join with me today! 

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This is a GREAT time to join my Lori's Dream Team Demonstrator family and get 25% off your Starter Kit PLUS a 5% bonus on all your sales/orders during December!

And since you asked (yes, I know you asked), the answer is YES, you can take advantage of BOTH sets of specials!  So for the best savings:

  • Sign up on November 24 as a Lori's Dream Team Demonstrator (click here to join my team)…
  • You can even INCLUDE the Extravaganza Sale items IN your Starter Kit…
  • THEN shop for anything else you’d like with your Demonstrator discount…
  • AND the Extravaganza sale price…
  • AND your 5% December Bonus!

And that’s not to mention all the great perks and benefits available to Demonstrators!

I’d love to have you join my Stampin’ Up! family – there are demonstrators on my team that are local and spread across the United States.  We would love to welcome you, too!

So mark your calendar for Monday, November 24 – and if you have questions between now and then, just drop me a note!


May God Bless You and Your Family!!


Stampin' Ribbon of Hope with Work of Art


After a long week of snow, ice and below freezing weather, today's sunshine brought us some happy hours of 35 degrees.  WooHOOO!  The only good thing about the bitter cold weather is that it is much easier to stay indoors to play with my stamps, ink and paper.  Teehehehe  Today's card share is the last card from my Stamp Out Breast Cancer class.  I 'borrowed' another card layout from Selene Kempton, but this time I changed the orientation and added a couple of brush strokes and dry embossing, and VOILA!  I do have to say that this one is my all-time favorite of the bunch.


  • Cherry Cobbler is such a rich color by itself, and adding the crispness of Whisper White makes me think of a ballroom gown....don't know why (LOL)...simply exquisite!
  • Learning to improvise just adds to the fun of being creative. For instance, check out the Blushing Bride Ribbon of Hope....stamped with one of the Work of Art images....simple and amazing!
  • LOVE the Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder and how it adds a subtle level of dimension...all with the help of my dearest friend....the Big Shot Die-cutting Machine!
  • Another tool that is never absent from my creation station are our wonderful punches. They definitely make life a whole lot easier.  A couple of Blossom Punches make a wonderful frame for the sentiment. Stamp sets are Daydream Medallion (inked in Blushing Bride) and Something to Say (inked in Cherry Cobbler).
  • Ribbons are my favorite accessory (one might even say that I hoard my ribbons...LOL) and the 1/4" Whisper White Cotton Ribbon is YUM-MEEEEE! Just the right touch of softness to fit the tone of this card.


You know, Cancer sucks, and there are NUMEROUS types of cancer, having a variety of colors.  The most exciting part about this card is that the Ribbon of Hope ink color can be altered to recognize and support of any particular type of cancer.  If you know of someone recently diagnosed or has been fighting the battle....make them a set of Thank You cards....not only will it put a smile on the patient's face, but they will be able to send out a gesture of thanks for any and all support they have received from family and friends.  Whether it be bringing over home cooked meals, driving them to Dr. appointments, helping clean the house or mow the yard, or any other helpful deed, this card alone will surely express an overwhelming "Thank You" for all your support.

There is a list of awareness ribbons and the meaning behind the awareness ribbon depends on its color or colors. Many groups have adopted ribbons as symbols of support or awareness, and as a result, many causes often share each color. Some causes may also be represented by more than one color.  For a quick reference of the ribbon colors and their significance, click here.




Lori's Stampin' Up! Promotion Reminders

  • Join my Stampin' Up! team!
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  • 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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Sharing the Love of Handmade Greeting Cards

Just last week, I hit the 'top of the hill' with the nice round figure of the BIG 5-0. Holy Mackrel!  Where did that week go?  The older I get the faster time flys by me.  Eeeek!  I have to say that one of my most favorite things about Stampin' Up! is the many friendships and crafting buddies I have made over the years.  I have been blessed with so many friends who share my passion for creating handmade greeting cards and then shower friends and loved ones on special occasions.  Today, I am sharing the shower of love I received in my mailbox.


I love the triple stamp technique using the Thoughts & Prayers stamp of my favorite sets that is fitting for any occasion.



I need to try creating a monochromatic card (only using one neutral and one solid color).  Thank you for introducing me to the stamp set World of Dreams!  Thinking Elizabeth was using black to signify "Over The Hill" in a subtle way.  LOL!!  LOVE it!



One of my favorite things is to create 'frames' with our framelits....I think the Deco Labels Framelits are my favorite.  Pretty-pretty!



Look how easy it is to create a CAS (Clean And Simple) card using Washi Tape.  You can whip up a set of All Occasion cards with the help of the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set in nothing flat....perfect for gift-giving!



I haven't gotten the Flowering Flourishes stamp set, yet (it's on my wish list), but Sassy Salutations is one of my go-to sentiment sets.  It's fitting for and handful of occasions.



It seems like I'm not the only one who loves the triple stamp technique!  LOL!  Love the richness of Rich Razzleberry and Hello Honey.  YUMMY!


I love this retired set....AND, the fact that it's created with bright and cheerful colors of Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi and Daffodil Delight.  ;)


Can you believe this was created using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set?  How cool is this?!!  Such a versatile stamp set....if you don't have it NEED to get it.  I use my set ALL the time.  ;)


Thank you -- thank you -- thank you for all of the hand-stamped love, my friends.  Life is GREAT at 50!  I am sure that these creations will inspire all my readers to head to their crafting havens to make lots of papercrafting love.  Ooh-la-la!

Stampin' Dreams!!


May God Bless You and Your Family!!


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Give Paper Pumpkin Gifts This Season!


Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscriptions are the perfect gift this holiday season-for friends, family, and yourself! A fully designed project kit will arrive each month with stamps, ink, and paper so anyone can skip to the fun.  It's the gift that keeps on giving!


                                            Giving Paper Pumpkin is easy:

                                    Step one:  Purchase a 1, 3, 6, or 12 month subscription

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                                    Step three:  Print the card, fill it out, and give the gift of creativity

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  • You can order the prepaid subscription online, at a party or contact me directly!  
  • Better yet - you can add Stampin' Up! product to your prepaid subscription order and when it reaches $150 or more - you qualify for Stampin' Rewards
  • Plus, if you're a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can order past kits and refills (Sweet as Pie is the most recent addition:  check it out here - these can only be ordered by following the instructions noted on the flyer, but other product may be added to it)


Here's How It Works:

1. When you place your order, you'll receive an e-mail with instructions on how to redeem the prepaid subscription.
2. You will go to and enter the redemption code.
3. You will start enjoying your monthly Paper Pumpkin project kit the very next month!

Other Details:

  • Each Paper Pumpkin account can only use one Prepaid Subscription Redemption Code at a time. For example, if someone buys two six-month prepaid subscriptions, they will enter the first code and then after six months can enter the second code.
  • Can be used as a gift subscription program, you can buy a prepaid subscription and give it as a gift. You'd just purchase the prepaid subscription and when you receive the redemption code, share it with the recipient of your choice who can redeem the subscription at
  • Redemption codes will become invalid if not used within three years of the purchase date (two years for residents of California).




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.


May God Bless You and Your Family!!



For All Things 'Hello Fall' Blog Hop!!


**squeal** I am so happy to have you visit me this morning!  There is a much cooler chill in the air, but I've got some fun inspiration cookin' for you to enjoy and I'm busting at the seams to share it all with you.  Welcome to our very first Team Stamp It Blog Hop where we are celebrating my favorite season of the year....Fall/Autumn. You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Ellen Pray-Lipscomb's blog (Hop #3) on the Team Stamp It Hop.  I am #4 in the hop.  This month we are sharing Thanksgiving and fall projects using our wonderful Stampin’ Up! supplies.

In my opinion there are a couple of things that make this card special - here is a quick run down with pictures for you! Please remember that the products that I used for today's card are listed at the very end! Enjoy!

  • It's a traditional A2 card...card base is Naturals Ivory cardstock measuring 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".  LOVE Naturals Ivory cardstock!
  • LOVE the color combo of Mossy Meadows, Cajun Craze, Hello Honey, Soft Suede and Naturals Ivory to compliment the Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper....simply warm and fuzzy for a cool brisk Fall morning!
  • LOVE to heat emboss...I used clear embossing powder with the Hello Honey "Thanks" - love the effect it gives!



  • Clean And Simple (CAS) cards are really pretty, but I have a problem creating CAS...Stampin' dimensionals always find a home with my creations.  Adding height and dimension is the touch of character that makes my heart go pitter-patter.
  • And, who doesn't LOVE embellishments?!  Buttons, lacy ribbon and Burlap ribbon bring out the country girl in me!  ooh-la-la!!
  • LOVE-Love-love my Big Shot Die-cutting Machine!  I use it ALL the time...check out the 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon that was die cut using the Large Scallop Edgelit.  Just a couple passes through my Big Shot and a new look is made.
  • Framelits make my job easier...there are 4 different sizes to choose from within the Deco Labels Collection.


Found these cute little candle jars (3 in a box) and this one was begging to be decorated.  What a cute little gift ensemble to give as a birthday gift or to your next Hostess.  Let me know if you would like to get your friends together to Host a Stampin' Up! party....this gift could be yours.  ;)


Keep it simple...follow your heart with the style that works for you

and you will always have a great end result and feel totally fulfilled!

I hope that you enjoy today and are inspired by the amazing talent that you will see today! Have fun and take it all in! Thank you so much for popping by.  Now, head on over to Tonya Jastad's blog for some more gorgeousness....there is LOTS of inspiration ahead for you....(and me, too!  I can't wait to see each and everyone's posts, too).  If you get off track at any time, just click on the Previous or Next button and you'll go the full swing and come back around again.



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May God Bless You and Your Family!!


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Something to Say with Stampin' Up!

That's right!  I have "Something to Say" stamp set is a wonderful, versatile stamp set that has landed several times in many of my creations.  Pair it with Daydream Medallions and we have an assistant to some fun creating while helping a friend battle against cancer.  This is card #2 from my Stamp Out Breast Cancer stamp class and was inspired by a fellow demonstrator and friend, Selene Kempton.  Her colors were more in the season of the Christmas holidays, and I have troubles totally CASEing anyone else's creations, so I changed the colors to reflect symbolism to Breast Cancer awareness with a touch of Pink.


This card is so soothing and warm using the colors of Soft Sky, Melon Mambo, and Smoky Slate and the variety of Daydream Medallion images stamped onto Very Vanilla cardstock and then matted onto a layer of Blackberry Bliss.  I just love the softness of the Smoky Slate cardstock base...really brings a richness to the meaning of the sentiments.  I'm sorry for the poor lighting as it makes the Blackberry Bliss inked sentiments, scallop circle and 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon banner tails appear black in nature versus the true deep, rich purple.  I just could not get the true color to come through.  But, you gotta love the sparkle, right?!!  The sentiments are popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals to add a little depth and character.  I have a couple of friends that are fighting the fight of Breast Cancer and Pancreatic Cancer that will be receiving some love from me.



Yesterday was a birthday milestone for me, which was celebrated quietly with my family.  My sweet hubby treated us to a night out of Brazilian food (Rodizio's) and Reese's Blizzard cake from DQ.  YUMMY!  And, my wonderful daughters bought me a beeee-u-tiful bouquet of flowers garnished with a balloon decorated with lots of candles....didn't count them, but there were LOTS!  ;)



I do have to say, that so far Life is Great at 50!!  Teeehehehe....I know, I can only speak experience of one day, but it's good!  ;)  So good, that I am handing out Birthday Treats to everyone that wants to party with me. Click on the image above to check out the details.  Place a $50 order through my online store, send me an email with your Order Confirmation number, and I'll mail you the Birthday Present of your choice (see selections below) along with a beautiful handstamped card from me:

Birthday Treat Choices

#102619 -- Clear Envelopes               #119246 -- Rhinestone Basic Jewels
 #135718 -- Kraft Grid Journals            #135304 -- Project Life Journal Pens
#103683 -- Glue Dots                        #129369 -- Blendabilities Color Lifter
            #119247 -- Pearl Basic Jewels             #135835 -- Frosted Sequins (Holiday Catalog)

This is my way of saying "THANK YOU" and expressing my utmost appreciation to loyal customer, my friend, and my inspiration for all of your support for me, my family, and my wonderful Stampin' Up! business.  I really LOVE what I do, and enjoy sharing everything I know with YOU.  I live to inspire you.


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AND, the moment that everyone has been waiting for....Oh, before I announce the Winner of my Spooktacular Stampin' Up! Anniversary giveaway, I want to thank everyone that placed a Stampin' Up! order through my store.  I am so very grateful!!

AND, the WINNER of the wonderful Printers Tray and Accessories kit goes to.....

Heather (from the lovely state of Utah!)

Congratulations, Heather!  I'll get your fun little bundle all packaged up and mailed out to you.


May God Bless You and Your Family!!



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Stamping Out Breast Cancer -- 5 Year Anniversary!

I know, I know!!  How many Anniversaries can one person have?  Well, this year is filled with lots of them for 6th year as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and also reaching 5 years as a Breast Cancer survivor.  WOOT!!  I am SO excited to be able to continue sharing life with my family and friends and everyone that I've met through my blog, emails, vendor & craft fairs, stamp classes/camps, Stampin' Up! Convention....and, the list never ends.  I appreciate everyone of you that has entered my life!

Every year, I have a special "Stamp Out Breast Cancer" stamping class with 3 really beautiful creations.  This first card was inspired by someone on the internet....probably through Pinterest, but I can't find it now.  I know that I changed up the colors to incorporate the pinks designated to Breast Cancer awareness, and what better stamp set than the Petite Petals stamp set and coordinating Petite Petals punch.  I am in love with the warm, earthy colors of our Naturals Ivory and Strawberry Slush.  YUM!


Follow me down Creation Lane.....

  • The background stamping is using an image from the Work of Art stamp set inked in Strawberry Slush and Baked Brown Sugar.  Once the image was inked, I did stamp off once onto scrap paper, then huffed the rubber stamp and then stamped onto the Naturals Ivory layer.  If you look at this stamp, you will see that it really is shorter than what you see.  Once I did the first row, I turned the stamp 180 degrees and did another row, and stamped over top of the bottom portion of the first row so that I extended it to fit the rest of the Petite Petals arrangement.
  • I love how the Naturals 5/8" Chevron Ribbon is all set up for me to trim into an arrow....I know, that's cheating, right?!!
  • To add more 'pink' accents, I added some of our Thick Strawberry Slush Baker's Twine that was placed in loops in not particular fashion....just whatever way you want to position them.
  • Smothered with Petite Petals flowers that were stamped on each of Very Vanilla, Naturals Ivory and Baked Brown Sugar and topped with some beautiful pearls.
  • The last little touch to hit the card creation was some of our new Essentials Wooden Elements that were added with Stampin' Dimensionals.

This layout renders almost any occasion.  I chose to use the word "Congratulations" from the Something To Say stamp set because I was going to create a large number of this card and send off to the many Breast Cancer Survivors I have met along my journey.

If you liked the Pink creation, check out the very quick transition of colors and sentiments for this next version.  Yep!!  Boss's Day was the next day and my brain was not working to create anything unique.  The sentiment is an old stamp that I've had in my stash (pssst....not a Stampin' Up! sentiment....please don't turn me in!)  Instead of Strawberry Slush, I used Pistashio Pudding.  SO easy and CUTE!!


ALTERATION NOTE:  It was to my surprise that the Essentials Wooden Elements only had 4 of the wooden arrows.  Soooo, I had to improvise.  I kept all of the Chevron punches from this card....(Yes, I'm a clepto), sponged the edges a bit with Crumb Cake and popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.  LOVE it!


In Celebration of my Stampin' Up! Anniversary

I have BLOG CANDY for you!!


Enter Giveaway to Win!

Place an online order of $50 or more in my Stampin' Up! store

1 winner will be randomly selected from all orders placed in my online store

between now and Tuesday, November 4, 2015 at midnight CST.

Enter Hostess Code: AQHGUC6Z


WINNER ANNOUNCED ON Thursday, November 6 on my blog!


Giveaway includes:

  • Toxic Treats set (clear mount)
  • printer's tray,
  • and all the goodies you need to make this boo-tiful project.
  • *Project kit does not include ink

Need some more ideas of how to convert your Printers Tray to decorate for other holidays?  Check out these samples.

PrintersTray-Thankful      PrintersTray-Birthday      PrintersTray-Valentines




I loved this layout so much that I did create more using Coastal Cabana and Cantaloupe Crisp.  **squeal**


May God Bless You and Your Family!!



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