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October 2019

Stamp It Blog Hop — Gather Together for The Season

Hello stampers and crafty friends! The fun never ends for papercrafters, especially when it's time for the October Stamp It Blog Hop!  You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from one of the other Stamp It members blog...either way, make sure to click the blog next in line to move along the hop and not miss a beat.

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This Fall season has been flying so we will be sharing all sorts of handmade cards and giftable projects that hit several occasions...Fall, Thanksgiving, and even Christmas. YIKES!  I chose to stick with the current weather and focus on the few days of Fall that we'll see before the snow starts flying.

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For my card, I'm featuring the Gather Together Suite of products.  I'm super happy to see one of the patterns from the Come To Gather designer series paper pack is a woodgrain pattern.  That just never seems to get old for me and is a natural and neutral pattern to include for any style of creation.

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When I first saw the Gather Together stamp set, the first thing I got excited about was the one large leaf image.  I haven't done the Diaper Wipe technique in ages and it seems like the last time I played with it was creating a fall-type card.  Funny!  I chose to use the coordinating colors from the Come To Gather designer series paper pack — Pretty Peacock, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and Pear Pizzazz to create my own "ink pad".  You start with a strofoam plate (or something that won't soak through to your work surface) and one baby wipe folded in half, then in half again.  To create your color palette that will be your "ink pad" for the leaf image, place 5-6 droplets of each ink color on the baby wipe.  Continue to do this with each color, filling in big gaps and let the droplets 'wick' together naturally.  Ink up your leaf image and stamp on the Whisper White piece of cardstock to create your own 'designer paper'.  You'll see magic when the image picks up the ink that you randomly dropped onto the baby wipe.  So cooool!

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I loved the idea of stamping the sentiment on one of the wood pieces from the Tags & Feathers Elements packs, but I did find it a bit difficult to get any of the Classic ink colors to show up with a crisp and clear image. The ink wanted to soak into the wood piece, so I suggest using Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp onto the wood piece.  It is a more permanent ink and will less likely fade into the wooden element.  The wooden piece rests on a Cajun Craze scalloped circle and is garnished with a Cajun Craze linen thread bow (comes from the Come To Gather Ribbon Combo pack).

Would you like to create this super easy card trying your hand at the baby wipe technique? Check the supply list I have posted below and click on any of the images to add it to your shopping cart in my online store.  I would be so very grateful to you and your support for shopping with me.  Check out my Dreamers Loyalty Reward Program...I love what I do and very much appreciation YOU.  So, I pay it back and reward my loyal customers with a FREE shopping spree. You fill my cup!

For more Annual catalog favorites, you'll want to make sure you hop on over to the next Stamp It Group members blogs to see what amazing creations they have to share.  Thank you so much for stopping by....stop back again real soon.


 

STAMP IT BLOG HOP GIVE AWAY

Good Luck to all!! One very lucky paper crafter will win this wonderful All-inclusive Notes of Kindness Card Kit. To enter, you must leave a comment on any Stamp It Blog Hop post....AND, finally, you must include the correct hash tag...#stampitcontest with your comment.

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So with one click you can be on your way to soak in some more inspiration.

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CONGRATULATIONS to our last month's Blog Hop Winner!

 
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Check out our AMAZING Stamping Around The World Tutorial Bundles
October offers 12 amazing tutorials to inspire you each month
$15
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This bundled package is all jam packed with creative ideas using current Stampin' Up! products.  YAY!! There are three ways you can get this Tutorial Bundle (a total of 12 bonus tutorials, in all!)  Click here to learn how you can earn this bundle for FREE!  If you have any questions, simply email me!

Are you a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

These tutorials are a wonderful resource for your business.  In this months Tutorial Bundle, you will find excellent ideas using brand new products from the Annual & Holiday catalogs.  My project is featuring the Wonderfully Wicked stamp set.


 
 
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What supplies do you need to create this woodsy, Fall card?  All the items used are Stampin' Up! products and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below.
 
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Creative Inking Blog Hop — Gathering Together for Octoberfest

Hello stampers and crafty friends!  It's October 20th; and that means another series of our Creative Inking Blog Hop!  You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from the very talented Colleen Vassos' blog. Please be sure to click the 'Next' button (found below) to move along the Creative Inking blog hop to see all the wonderful creations.

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The temps have really been on a roller-coaster in my area...low 80's one week, then close to freezing temps the next.  As the leaves change color and blow around the yard, I'm realizing that Fall is here and winter is not far behind.  We never have a very long time to enjoy my favorite season....Fall.

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So, I'm playing with my Gather Together Suite of products and really loving all of it.  The Gather Together stamp set, coordinating Gathered Leaves Dies, and each beautiful sheet included in the Come To Gather Designer Series paper pack.  I've been on a hot streak creating cards that use more than one pattern...simply because they all compliment each other so well.  Aren't the concept artists for Stampin' Up! just sooo smart!  They have very keen eyes, that's for sure!

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Fall leaves can include very vibrant colors, so I chose to use the Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories & More Cards & Envelopes pack.  I just LOVE the texture of the card bases.  It is different than our Crumb Cake cardstock...more natural and warm in touch and appearance.  Also, it really shows off the beautiful color of the Pretty Peacock cardstock that mattes the 3 designer paper patterns.

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I went very simple with this card and only wanted to use embossed leaves in Cajun Craze, Pear Pizzazz and Copper as the focal point.  The Ribbon comes from the Come To Gather combo pack and oh-so soft to tie bows and knots. YUM!!  This layout could sport any occasion, but the "Wishing you well" sentiment was inked in Pretty Peacock and will be going to a male friend of mine who has been experiencing some health issues for a while.  I hope it brings a smile to his face and warms his heart. :)

Now, if you have ever thought about getting more for your money purchasing all of your favorite Stampin' Up! products, I highly recommend that you purchase the Starter Kit and save 20% with each purchase.  There really isn't anything to lose...only lots to gain!  But, until you make that leap to join my Stampin' Up! family and fill your starter kit with new Holiday catalog products you'll find the ingredients listed below, and I've set it up super easy for you to click on any of the images and add to your shopping cart in my online store.  I would be so very grateful to you and your support for shopping with me.  Check out my Dreamers Loyalty Reward Program...I love what I do and very much appreciation YOU.  So, I pay it back and reward my loyal customers with a FREE shopping spree. You fill my cup!



 

So with one click you can be on your way to soak in some more inspiration showcasing more Octoberfest creations using supplies from the Holiday catalog from the rest of the group.  Your next stop on the hop will be with our very creative, Dena Rekow.  I know her creation will be fabulous...she'll have a gorgeous creation (or two) to share with everyone. Click on the 'Next' button and you'll be at your next stop.  Have fun filling your inspiration bucket...don't forget to come back real soon.  :)

 

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Check out our AMAZING Stamping Around The World Tutorial Bundles
October offers 12 amazing tutorials to inspire you each month
$15
or
 
 
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This bundled package is all jam packed with creative ideas using current Stampin' Up! products.  YAY!! There are three ways you can get this Tutorial Bundle (a total of 12 bonus tutorials, in all!)  Click here to learn how you can earn this bundle for FREE!  If you have any questions, simply email me!

Are you a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

These tutorials are a wonderful resource for your business.  In this months Tutorial Bundle, you will find excellent ideas using brand new products from the Annual & Holiday catalogs.  My project is featuring the Wonderfully Wicked stamp set.

 

 
 
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Pink Awareness for Stamp Out Breast Cancer FUNdraiser Retreat

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October is recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and I'm a Breast Cancer Survivor going on 10 years now! **squeal**  So, each year, I invite many friends, customers, and their friends and family to join me in a fundraising 2-day weekend retreat to "Stamp Out Breast Cancer". This event is super important to me because at the time I joined the Stampin' Up! family 11 years ago this month, I was diagnosed 4-1/2 months later.  I tell you what...I buried myself in my stamps, paper and ink and crafted like no tomorrow.  It's what kept me sane and my mind off of the ugly I was going through.  So, to offer a retreat for others who have gone through what I experienced, or knows of someone (family, friends, co-workers, etc.) that battled Breast Cancer means the world to me.  It's designed for us to have lots fun; and a fulfilling way to support a loved one battling breast cancer, to raise money for further research and increase awareness of the disease. 

We collectively gathered our favorite crafting supplies and converged for two full days of mental therapy (aka FUN), whether it be stamping, scrapbooking, making jewelry, painting, quilting, knitting/crocheting, making cards...whatever it was, we brought it all with us (by the wagon loads) to relax and melt the worries away.

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One of the things I love to do for each event is to search for fun bags and gift items for each registered crafter.  This year, I found these super cute thermal lunch bags, which made it a fun way to house all the Stampin' Up! product goodies they received.  Don't they look so pretty all lined up?  Like a small field of flowers in my kitchen!

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I'm sooo thankful that Stampin' Up! continued to carry the Support Ribbon Dies (Item #143749) in the Annual catalog!  If it ever retires, this is one set of dies that I can NEVER let go of.  A definite must-have to create for all kinds of color recognition.  The Stitched Nested Labels Dies have gotten a lot of use with my crafting.  It was the perfect background layer for the tag.  The Designer Series paper is from the Bird Ballad pack, but the cardstock for the Ribbon die cut and ruffled ribbon bow are retired.

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Typically, I create a tag with each registrants name and tie it to the bag.  But this year, these coordinating notebooks with the lunch bags were the winner to making the retreat extra special and personal for each crafter.  Again, the Stitched Nested Labels Dies set the background stage to their name printed on Whisper White cardstock and punched out with the Pretty Label Punch.

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Each year, I'm on the lookout for any candies and snacks wrapped/adorned in any shade of Pink!  Snacks of all kinds...salty and sweet...are needed to encourage the creativity of our craft we bring with us to work on.  I also hunt for special items to raffle off — all proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets are donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  I didn't quite meet my fundraising goal of $500, but we made a dent (raised $320)!  I'm happy to host the event and have sooo many wonderful friends (new and old) join me in the fight to find a cure for Breast Cancer.

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I love the strong commitment to Pink Awareness demonstrated by Panera Bread.  They create "Pink Ribbon Bagels" during the entire month of October.  I was a lucky recipient of a donated supply of these wonderful, delicious, and fresh out of the oven baked goodness!  This is the 2nd box, so you can see, these were a huge hit of yummy-ness!

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Special THANKS to Sam's Club for their donation and creation of this ginormous Chocolate Chip cookie cake featuring my Stamp Out Breast Cancer event logo. YUM's for the sweet tooth!

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And here you have it...the wonderful group of ladies (missing a couple) who joined with me to fight and Stamp Out Breast Cancer. We had an awesome TWO days to do what we love to do — make greeting cards, preserve pictures in newly created scrapbook pages, play with string and create Dreamcatchers, or create fun little gifts and treat packages for friends and co-workers.  Whatever you love to do to keep your hearts happy, mindsets relaxed, and our crafty fingers crafting beautiful things...that's why we joined together, to do what we love and share with others.

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My heart is full and overflowing when some of my friends and members of my Lori's Dream Team join with me for this retreat. I don't get to see a large number of my team very often (we are spreading wide across the states), so we make the best of the two days to chat about our daily lives and families, stamp and papercraft, and talk about Stampin' Up! news and bounce stamping techniques and ideas off of each other. We definitely have an amazing time — LOVE them all!

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I don't know about you, but my least favorite part of any travels or events is the unpacking!  One positive, though, it was a lot easier to get everything to fit into my vehicle for the ride home than it was to stuff everything in on Day 1.  Oh, there is a 2nd positive...NO LAUNDRY!  haha!!

 


 

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Stamping Around The World — October Tutorial Bundle

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Hello stampers and paper crafters!  The Stamping Around The World Design Team is back from another month of designing and creating a new bundled collection of tutorials for October.  We only create projects using current (and super amazing) Stampin' Up! products from the current catalogs. There are quite a few sneak peeks of products from the new Holiday catalog that is fantabulous!  :)  I'm really excited to share the details with you! Tutorial Bundle (2)If this is your first time visiting me and you are not aware of our team, let me explain...at the beginning of each month from July – December 2019, each of us will put together a full-color, step-by-step tutorial that will create a bundle of 12 tutorials. What does that mean for you? I'm sooo glad you asked.  It means YOU will receive lots of cards and gift/treat packaging ideas that are fun and exciting — all of this to help you stamp your dreams in a worry and stress-free environment! YAY!  Here is our team of 12 designers:

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I'm so blessed to be working with this wonderful group of creative and talented demonstrators from "around the world" who love stamping as much as I do; and we know that you will love collecting all the tutorials released each month.  Besides having 12 designers, there's another bonus!! These tutorials are available in both metric and imperial (inches).  So, no matter where you live in the world, you can purchase these tutorials from me to make great homemade projects and gifts!

Check out the sneak peek of my project in this month's PDF bundle...all tutorials are noted with full-color pictures, step-by-step instructions and measurements to help you enjoy a smooth and worry-free session of stamping!  YAY!!

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Want to know how to get this great bundle?  There are three ways you can get this Tutorial Bundle (a total of 12 tutorials, in all!)
 
  1. Receive it for free with an online order through my store of $50, or more in the month
  2. Join my Stampin' Up! family (Lori's Dream Team) — they always get this bundle as a gift each month!
  3. Purchase this month's tutorial bundle (PDF) for $15

 

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Demonstrators are welcome to purchase these tutorials for classes and workshops. We just ask that you don't forward the PDF to anyone but send them here to purchase them.
 
 


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Stay tuned for our special Blog Hop celebrating this month's Tutorial Bundle.  You'll want to make sure to stop back and check it out on Tuesday, October 8th.

 


 

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