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January 2016

Happy Valentines Day and Blog Candy Giveaway!


Welcome to January's Stamp It Blog Hop. I am thrilled you are here because the blog hop participants are so excited to share with you our creations focusing on the theme "Valentine's Day".  You may have started the hop here first, or you may have come from Liz's blog...Good Morning, either way!
Let me just start out by saying....I love it when Stampin' Up! helps us by offering a variety of products when creating around a theme.  There is a whole suite of 'love' and 'Valentine's Day' type products available in the Occasions catalog that is scrumptious and exciting to play with.  I mean, really, whose Bloomin' Heart wouldn't be full of Bloomin' Love when you start creating with these coordinating products found on page 16 & 17 of the Occasions catalog?  Hahaha  That was corney, right?  I know, but I couldn't help it...I love this suite.


**squeal**!!  Soooo, what do you think?  Sparkly, fun and full of character is what I was shooting for.  Let's walk on through the steps:

Creative Tips:

  • This fancy fold card is referred to as a "Gate-fold" card.  The card base is still a half sheet of Crumb Cake cardstock (8-1/2" x 5-1/2") scored at 2-1/8" and 6-3/8".  So, when you fold them together and your recipient opens the card, it's like they are opening the "gates" to the wonderful message you have written to them.  I decorated the outside panels with Rose Red cardstock and one of the design patterns from the Love Blossoms paper stack.  I love every pattern in this paper was soooo hard to choose just one pattern.
  • The focal point consists of a brand new Thinlit die called Bloomin' Heart.  It is so intricate and delicate and fits right in with my vintage-y creative style.  Plus, the new Blushing Bride Glimmer paper adds the right amount of sparkle and bling for the size of this die.  If it were a solid heart cut from any glimmer paper, I would definitely find myself layering other papers to tone down the bling.  The little Rose Red and Blushing Bride die cut flowers are thinlits that come with the Bloomin Heart set adorned with Pearls.
  • One of my exciting discoveries is that the Bloomin' Love stamp set (includes 16 different images) has a banner...AND, there is a die for it!  Yes, the coordinating die for the banner is included with the Large Numbers framelits die set.  **squeal**!! The banner was stamped with Soft Suede ink with a Rose Red sentiment, dressed with Linen Thread, and popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.


  • The whole Bloomin' Heart die ensemble rests on a 2-1/2" Crumb Cake layer that was trimmed with the Project Life Corner punch.  To show off the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper, I die cut some Whisper White and Vellum circles and layered between the Crumb Cake and glimmer paper layers.  Without this subtle layer, the glimmer paper was blending too much into the Crumb Cake layer.  I added the Vellum to tone down the starkness of the Whisper White....kind of like a love-hate relationship to show off one thing and then tone down another.  haha
  • NOTE:  You'll want to use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the die cut flowers to the Glimmer Paper.  The non-smooth texture of the glimmer paper will wreak havoc with dimensionals and snail adhesive....they won't stay stuck for very long.  You don't want to lose any part of the pretties!!


  • To polish off this creation, I dressed up the inside....tying it all together with the colors and papers used on the front of the card.  Your finish project will fit in a regular A2 sized envelope.  Stampin' Up! offers envelopes in both Whisper White and Crumb Cake, so you get to choose.   :)



DON'T MISS OUT ON MORE INSPIRATION!!   Thanks for stopping by my blog.  I'd love to hear what you think of my Valentine's Day creation, and you don't want to miss out on your chance to win some awesome Blog Candy (see details below).  Once you have done that, be sure to click on the Next button to mosey on over to Stephanie's blog...I'm sure that you will enjoy having a look at all this inspiration shared with you today.


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1.  Elizabeth Jeanne Thatcher

2.  Tami White

3.  Linda Cullen

4.  Gianna Sardella

5.  Pam Nichols

6.  Siara Acdal

7.  Liz Miller

8.  Lori Mueller <= You are here!!

9. Stephanie Kolker

10. Sheri Meyer

11. Teresa Howe

12. Charlene Luks

13. Oksana Semenska

14. Mary Bush

15. Michelle Payne



Good Luck!! One very lucky person will win this awesome Paper Pumpkin kit!


January2016-HopGiveAway-GraphicHOW IT WILL WORK

  • In order to enter the Stamp It Blog Hop give away, leave a comment on any Stamp It Blog Hop post. Be sure to include ‪#‎stampitcontest‬
  • May only submit one entry per blog...there are 15 bloggers, therefore a total of 15 entries.
  • Give Away ends February 10, 2016
  • Winner will be drawn February 12, 2016
  • Winner will be announced on all participating blog hops



Get the biggest bang for your buck when you shop and combine any of the specials/sales with your non-sale items.  Thank you for Shopping with Lori

WANTED! I'm looking for craft addicts to join my AMAZING Stampin' Up! family! Turn something you love into much more than you even know.... Purchase the Starter Kit for $99 and hand-select $155 of product from any of our current catalogs (you can include items from the Clearance Rack and Weekly Deals, too)! That's $56 of FREE product, plus, your kit will ship to you for FREE, as well. Click Here   I welcome all Hobby stampers (purchase the Starter Kit just to get the discount on all your future's THAT easy!).


Remember when I said I had a hard time deciding which design to use from the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper stack?  Well, I had to create more than one card just to prove to myself (which I already knew) that another paper pattern from the stack makes this card layout look just as pretty as the first one.   ;)

What supplies do you need to create this card?  All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below.  A printable supply list is available as well!

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Creative Inking Blog Hop -- Love All Around


Hello -- Hello -- Hello!! 

Welcome to the Creative Inking Blog Hop for January 2016!  It's a brand new year with a brand new Occasions catalog, which means lots of fun crafting going on.  The theme for the hop this month is Love All Around and we are all excited to share the love of what we do by showcasing some projects that you are sure to love!

You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from the talented Lisa Curcio's blog. Please be sure to click the 'Next' button to move along the blog hop. If you get off track at any time, the full line up below will help you move along from blog to blog.  So, here is my Love All Around card share that may or may not be what you expected when you learned about our theme.



Yes!  It's a Birthday card that will be filled with lots of love when I send it off to it's recipient!  *grin*!!

Creative Tips:

  • I love it when Stampin' Up! lists all of the colors used in their Designer Series Paper packs BECAUSE that is what I used as a starting point with my card.  I chose Rose Red for the cardbase.  Then, I took a piece of Rose Red and embossed it with the Happy Heart Texture embossing folder and matted it onto some Whisper White cardstock.
  • The designs in the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack are soooo pretty that I had a hard time deciding which pattern to use.  Then, to top it off, each sheet has a different design on each side.  **squeal**  These two patterns are housed on the same on each side.


  • Next, comes the absolute stunning part of this whole creation....the Bloomin' Heart Thinlit!  Have you seen this die yet?!!  OH.MY.GOSH!!  I love this die!!  It is bundled with the Bloomin' Love stamp set (at a savings of 15%, I might add), and is very versatile.  The stamp set includes flowers (which have a coordinating die with the Bloomin' Heart), a banner, and a variety of sentiments.  The little flowers were die cut from Blushing Bride, while the larger flowers were stamped with Rose Red and then die cut.  Oh, and the banner has a coordinating die that is part of the Large Numbers Framelits (pg. 10-Occasions catalog)!  The Heart die-cut, flowers, and banner are backed with a load of Stampin' Dimensionals.  Did I tell you I love texture and layers?  haha
  • To tie it all together, I added some 3/8" Whisper White Stitched Satin ribbon.  Oh, and some pearls added to the flower centers to give it that dainty, vintage feel.

So, to stay with tradition of the time of year and the theme "Love All Around", I thought I would create a 2nd card that shows off the 2nd design of the paper I used in the Birthday card.  I also changed up the stitched ribbon for 3 strands of the 1-1/4" White Jute ribbon, plus, one of the sentiments in the Bloomin' Love stamp set.  Pretty-pretty, no matter what paper, ribbon or sentiment you use, right?!!


Now, you will want to hop on over to Dena's blog...I know she will have created something to love and share with you.  Just click on the 'Next' button and you'll be hoppin'.  If you get lost or sidetracked, just come on back and follow the list of participants shown below.  Have fun getting your fill of wonderful inspiration...don't forget to come back real soon.  :)

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1.  Sue Lehrer

10. Lori Mueller   <= You are HERE


All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below.  A printable supply list is available as well!

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Special Sale-A-Bration Perk -- A 50/50 Board!


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I . LOVE . SALE-A-BRATION!!!  I can't wait to introduce a new perk to go along with the free products you can earn with each $50 order you place during Sale-A-Bration.  This perk is exclusive for those who order through my Online Store!

Introducing my 50/50 Board!!

What the heck is a 50/50 Board?  Well, it's funny you should ask!  The Stampin' Dreams 50/50 Board is a fun way that you could win a FREE $25 Stampin' Up! shopping spree exclusively from me....Stampin' Dreams with Lori.

Here's how it works:

  • $50 Orders — Each time you place a $50 online order (before shipping & tax) using my Online Store, you pick a number (that hasn't been chosen, of course) and your name will be entered onto my 50/50 Board.
    • If you place a $100 order, your name will be added twice,
    • for a $150 online order, your name will be added three times (PLUS, you get the Hostess benefits, too!) and so on....
  • 50 Spots — When all 50 spots are filled up, I will draw one number and the stamper with that number will get a $25 shopping spree with me!  WOOT!!
  • If you are the 50/50 winner, you must email or call me with your wish list of items to order.
  • This 50/50 board program is an opportunity to win a free shopping spree exclusively with me (Lori Mueller)

It's that easy!  What's even more exciting is that with Sale-A-Bration going on right now, it's the perfect time to introduce this new program!  So, right now, for every $50 order you place, you'll earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item, AND be qualified for a spot on the 50/50 Board!!  **squeal**  This Sale-A-Bration 50/50 Board is only active during Sale-A-Bration (January 5-March 31, 2016), so once the board has filled and a recipient drawn, then the board will be cleared to start over again!

My Sale-A-Bration 50/50 Board is now open!


I will update this picture regularly so that you know what numbers have been unclaimed.  Be sure to check back regularly.  Click on the image to enlarge so that you can see the numbers without squinting.  ;)

Products used:  I created this board using a scrap piece of foam board and covered with some packing brown paper.  Each numbered spot uses the Label Bracket Punch (in Rose Red and Rich Razzleberry cardstock), the 1-3/8" Circle Punch in Pool Party, and the names will be written on a 1-1/4" Whisper White Circle Punch.  The numbers were die cut using the Large Numbers Framelits dies available in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  They were die cut out of Rose Red and Rich Razzleberry cardstock

Fine Print:  Exclusively offered through Lori Mueller at Stampin' Dreams with Lori.  Purchases must be at least $50 before shipping & tax.  All purchases from workshops, stamp classes, online, and customers orders qualify.  One numbered spot per person (no combining orders), for every $50 spent, no limits.  Shipping and tax are included on $25 shopping spree, but winner is responsible for any amount above $25.

The more you spend, the better your chances of winning the $25 Shopping Spree!  Let's fill up this board!!


3 Easy Ways To Earn FREE Products!

  1. Spend $50 -- For every $50 order, you can select one FREE Sale-A-Bration item of your choice found in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure!  Order Online now!
  2. Host A Workshop -- Invite all of your friends and family....Host a fun stamping day/night of at least $150 and earn Hostess Benefits.  Host a party of at least $250, earn $55 in Hostess Benefits to spend on product in any of our current catalogs.  Contact me today to book your date!
  3. Purchase the Starter Kit! -- Purchase our $99 Starter Kit and hand-select $155 of product to fill your kit.  That's $56 of FREE products.  PLUS, your entire kit will ship for FREE to your doorstep.  That is a 10% savings!  I welcome the stamper who wants to feed their hobby; and will mentor the stampers who wishes to build a business for additional income.  You become a member of Lori's Dream to be had by all.  Get your Starter Kit today!


THEN, to top it all off, if you get your name on the 50/50 Board, don't forget how you can EARN your ticket to my exclusive FREE event...Sale-A-Bration Celebration just for you!!  WHOOT!  See all the details here.  Check it out and make sure you don't miss out!

Let's get this party rolling!

EARN Your Spot to Celebrate Sale-A-Bration!!


Sale-A-Bration Celebration is an exclusive FREE event!

Come to a very special event where I will spoil you with sweet treats, specials, BOGO, fun stamping projects, prizes and more!!  This will be one that you won't want to miss!

You can only EARN your way in!

SATURDAY, April 30th from 2-4:00 PM

Get your exclusive invitation to this event by doing one of the following:

*Your party must reach a minimum of $250 in sales to qualify for the extra hostess dollars

If you qualify and can’t attend, I will make your projects, and you will also receive the "pillow gifts" that will be handed out! This is an Annual event and is SO much fun!  I can’t wait to start planning all the fun for this event.  You don't want to miss it!

Once you have earned your spot, you may bring one friend for a $5 fee (so you don't have to come alone!).

This is a special event that is only available through Lori Mueller, so please reach out to me if you have any questions.

The Occasions & Sale-A-Bration Catalogs are HERE!!

Click to view 2016 Occasions Catalog

HIP HIP HOORAY!  The best Stampin' Up! season of the year is HERE!  A brand new Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog & Sale-A-Bration brochure debut TODAY; and have set the stage for some promotion fun for all!  I have teased you with some sneak peeks of the new products for the past couple of weeks, but today is when you can finally get your hands on them!  **squeal**


Click to view Sale-A-Bration brochure

WHAT IS SALE-A-BRATION?  Sale-A-Bration is one of the biggest Stampin’ Up! promotions of the year with many ways to earn FREE products.  It starts TODAY (Jan. 5) and ends March 31.  Here's the deal: for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get to choose something for FREE from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. That means it's the perfect time to purchase those products you've had your eye on while earning more products for free.

That's not all!!  Enjoy Sale-A-Bration in 3 Ways:

  1. You can earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration exclusive products (see choices here) for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax).
  2. Place an on-line order of $250 or more and get $25 in additional Stampin’ Rewards.  You’ll also earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax).
  3. THE.BEST.VALUE!!  Purchase the $99 Starter Kit and hand-select up to $155 in Stampin’ Up! products.  THE perfect time to get what is on your long wish list.  That’s $56 in FREE products.  Read more . . .

NOTE: Pages 4-15 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure show products available throughout the entire Sale-A-Bration sales period (January 5-March 31 2016); Pages 16-19 show limited-time products available only until February 15.* Watch for another batch of limited-time products coming February 16!
*Based on inventory, availability may be temporarily extended.

NEED COPIES OF THE OCCASIONS & SALE-A-BRATION CATALOGS? If you have not already designated another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for your supply needs, I would be more than happy to send you both the Occasions & Sale-A-Bration catalogs to you.

 If you plan to order through another demonstrator, please contact them directly for your catalogs.  Thank you.


Are You a "No Contact" Stampin' Up! Customer?

Don'tMissThisIf you have purchased through my Online Store and have not heard from me that means a customer has selected that they prefer not to be contacted by a demonstrator.

Stampin' Up! takes privacy very seriously and when a customer opts to have "no contact", that means that I don't even know their name! I can see the order summary, but in the place of a name and address, it simply says: "No Contact".

While I certainly respect that some people wish to shop anonymously, it makes me sad that I can not properly thank you for supporting my business; and to provide you with service that you deserve.  One thing that you and I miss is the sending and receipt of new catalogs as they debut. I strive to offer good customer service, including sending thank you cards and free catalogs.

If you would like a copy of the current Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure and have clicked the "No Contact" box to not have any contact from me, and would like to change this option so that I can send you thank you cards for your orders, offer you catalogs, and keep you on my customer list, please change the settings in your customer profile in my Online Store.

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Thank you for supporting my business and for giving me the opportunity to service your stamping and shopping needs!

One Last Day Before the Holiday Catalog Retires!

Ecard_HM-Retiring_dbws_11_23_15_US_CA-500x328Today is the day!  It's that time of year when we bid farewell to our beloved Holiday Catalog. The last day to grab onto your favorite Stampin’ Up! holiday catalog retiring products before they are gone!  Stampin’ Up! is retiring products from the 2015 Holiday Catalog; all good things do come to an end, so here is one last opportunity to order your favorites.



ACT QUICKLY!  Retiring products will only be available until January 4, or while supplies last.  There are quite a few Holiday products offered at a discount through the Year-end Sale.  Please don’t delay on placing your order! 

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And, if that wasn't enough....I'm offering a 1-day Holiday Catalog Coupon!  A "Thank You" token for your support of my Stampin' Up! business.  **squeal**



The $5 coupon is only good through me, Lori other Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

1.  You can enter your Stampin' Up! product order through my online store.  I will need your mailing address, so there is one *IMPORTANT NOTE*-- Make sure to "opt-in" to contact with me, your demonstrator, so that I know who/where to send your $5 coupon reimbursement!


2.  You can email me your Stampin' Up! wish list, I will enter it for you, and apply my $5 coupon to your order.  If I don't already have your payment information, I will contact you to gather your debit/credit information.
3.  Enter Hostess Code VQV6HZZ2 in the designated box before you check out.
All orders must be entered by 11:59 pm (MT) TONIGHT, January 4, 2016.


Thank you for Shopping with Lori!

Combine any of the specials/sales with your non-sale items and SAVE--SAVE--SAVE!!