Autumn/Fall

Creative Inking Blog Hop — Gratefulness to Gather Together

Hello stampers and crafty friends!  It's November and the weather couldn't be more fall-ish and beautiful.  So, welcome to another episode 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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Everyday should be a day of gratefulness, but November is the month that recognizes it the most.  I love the Gather Together bundle found in the Holiday catalog, and before the snow starts flying later this week, I wanted to get one more creation made to compliment the nice weather we've been having.

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This card is loaded with all of Gather Together Suite of products...right down to using each and every coordinating color connected to the Come To Gather Designer Series paper pack.  When I started laying out the different pieces — leaves, squares, ribbon, sentiment layer, etc., I systematically lined up everything in a straight line according to a grid.  Then, I got to thinking...leaves don't fall to the ground in a straight line!  So, the reason for the kitty-whompus arrangement.  LOVE it!

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The larger leaves were die cut from a piece of cardstock that was heavily spritzed with Rubbing Alcohol to help differentiate the embossed sections...plus, the leaves would dry with a little curl and bend.  The smaller leaf die was sponged with Early Espresso ink, then die cut from the cardstock.  The ink on the die transferred to the cardstock, adding a bit of color to the inlaid embossed sections.  Pretty cool, huh?!!

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Since the panel of leaves made the card a bit busy, it was only fair to add a bit of Ribbon and a small Cajun Craze bow to the wooden Tags & Feathers Element.  All nested on the woodgrain pattern from the Come To Gather Designer Series paper.  I can never get enough of woodgrain designer paper, can you?

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 Gratefulness 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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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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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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Creative Inking Blog Hop — Autumn Vibes and Harvest Hellos

Hello stampers and crafty friends!  I'm so excited to have you join me for the September 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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I've been in high-speed Halloween cardmaking mode since the new Holiday catalog went live, so I'm extremely happy that I get to switch gears a bit.  Well, there's only a slight difference when it comes to using pumpkins...scary or cute pumpkins to patterned or subtle, home natured pumpkins...both used for decorations, but the mood does have a distinct difference.

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I received the Harvest Hellos stamp set as a Prize Patrol gift during the Stampin' Up! incentive trip to the Greek Isles back in July,  and can you believe that this is the first time I've cracked open the case?!!  There is a really cute punch that coordinates with the images in the set, too, but I keep forgetting to add it to my demo order!  What the heck is wrong with me?  GEESH!   Note to self:  ORDER the Apple Builder Punch! It's part of a bundle, so plan to save 10% with the purchase. Sooo, as you see it, I cut out my pumpkin the old-fashioned way...fussy cut using my Paper Snips.  It's not a hard image to cut out, but having a coordinating punch sure does make my crafting sessions go so much faster.  :)

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When I think of Fall/Autumn, I think of dried leaves that have changed colors from various shades of green to shades of brown, yellows, reds, orange and copper.  So, I started by inking the pumpkin image with VersaMark and stamping onto Terracotta Tile cardstock.  Then covered it with Copper Embossing Powder and setting with the Heat Tool.

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I'm still having lots of fun playing with the Pigment Sprinkles Watercolor Crystals and thought a background of Mango Melody would throw a little contrast behind the pumpkin setting it up to be the focal point.  I used regular Whisper White cardstock, gave it a slight water bath using the Aqua Painter before lightly sprinkling some of the Mango Melody Pigment Sprinkles over the damp area.  Because the Sprinkles are stored in a "salt shaker" style container (which I absolutely LOVE), there isn't full control as to where the Crystals 'sprinkle' themselves to on the cardstock.  To set the strayed sprinkles, I spritzed them with a Stampin' Spritzer filled with water, then used the Aqua Painter to 'wash' the colorful background.  You'll want to let sit to dry, or you can use the Heat Tool on low to help speed up the drying process.

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In this picture, you can definitely see the Copper Embossed image in all its shine and glory.  Sooo pretty!  The Copper Trim was pulled/stretched and added behind the pumpkin for balance and separation from the Pigment Sprinkles.  The sentiment was inked with Mint Macaron and stamped onto a strip of Soft Sea Foam cardstock to match the cardbase.

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 Holiday catalog sneak peeks 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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Back by popular demand, one of the favorite sales of the year is baaack!  Stock up and save on select favorite designer series papers.  You can mix and match; or, select 3 of the same and choose a different pattern for your FREE pack.  You choose!

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See how well this pattern from the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper fits into the subtle, country mood of this card?  All of the patterns in this pack are amazing and lovely, AND part of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free promotion!  YAY!!  So, don't be afraid to mix patterns from other product Suites to fit any season you are creating for.Shop Now Cloud-Lori-2


 
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What supplies do you need to create this Feel Better Soon 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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Lots of Stampin' Up! Christmas Holiday Stamps on the Clearance Rack!

 

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For the first time ever, Stampin' Up! has loaded the Clearance Rack with stamp sets!!  This is not something they have ever done in the past—and they don't know if they'll do it again, buuuut, go take a gander and check it out!  There are a mix of Christmas, Halloween, and Fall holiday stamp sets that are available in either Wood mount, Clear mount, and Photopolymer.  Only available while supplies last.

 

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FOR THE LOVE OF FELT — HELP END ALZHEIMER'S FUNDRAISER

 
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It's not too late to join the fight to End Alzheimers and help me reach our team $1,000 fundraising goal. I have TWO ways that you can help.
 
Purchase the For The Love of Felt stamp set (Item #149650) and Project Kit (Item #149507) purchased together through my online store using Host Code 9JSHGF7Z, I will donate $10 of that purchase to the Alzheimer's Association. PLUS, with your purchase, your name will be entered into a drawing for a wonderful Stampin' Up! bundle...Above The Clouds stamp set and coordinating Balloon Bouquet punch. Offer valid June 16-30, 2019. Drawing to be held on July 1st.
 
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Stamp It Blog Hop — Country Home Thanksgiving Holiday

Hello everyone and welcome to our October Stamp It Bog Hop.  I'm super excited to share a card focusing on this month's theme — Thanksgiving Holiday.  I can't believe that I'm going to say this, but I'm getting hungry for the traditional Thanksgiving feast...turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and, let's not forget...pumpkin pie!  YUM!!  Since I know I won't be eating any of those foods soon, let's take a peek at what I have to share with you today!

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If you have been traveling along the Stamp It Group Blog Hop, or, if this is your very first stop, I want to thank you so much for stopping to visit me Lori Mueller, Stampin' Dreams. If you like to skip and hop and happen to get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

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When I was preparing another card using this Country Home stamp set, I had stamped a couple of the images so that I could practice coloring with the Stampin' Blends.  With the philosophy of 'waste not, want not', I thought I would use one of them for this card.

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It's typical that I use Designer Series Paper on my projects, but this time, the colored image gave me direction for a stamped background and color combinations.  Can you believe that this card is the first time that my Buffalo Check Background stamp has seen ink?  GASP!  I inked it with Basic Gray ink and stamped onto a layer of Mango Melody.  Both the background and focal image are matted onto Blackberry Bliss cardstock to help accentuate the artichoke in the floral image.

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One of my ultimate favorite things to do is add more than one color to the sentiment.  Since there is more than one font featured, it just seemed fitting to ink with Blackberry Bliss and Mango Melody.  Love the added character.

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To bring in a little bit of country, the Linen Braided Trim is the perfect touch.  I love the softness...and, it ties beautifully into a little bow.

 

For more Thanksgiving inspiration, make sure you hop on over to the next Stamp It Group members' blogs to see what projects 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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From the bottom of my heart, many, many "thanks" to you for you stopping by to visit me.  I love the visits and wonderful thoughts you share with your comments.  It is always my passion to inspire you with my papercrafting projects.  I hope I have peaked your excitement to get your dreams stamped out onto paper using some of the products that I have shared with you.  I truly live to inspire!! But, if you want to become a "Happy Shopper" and get all of your favorites on your wish list at a discount, you can purchase the Starter Kit and join my Stampin' Up! family...fill your Starter Kit with what YOU want (up to $125 worth of product)!  How exciting is that?!!   I am always very, very appreciative of your shopping excursion through my online store, too.

 

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

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OSAT Blog Hop — Fall Brings Ghouls, Goblins and Gourds

Hello-Hello stampers and paper crafters!  Welcome to my blog and the October One Stamp At a Time (OSAT) Design Team Blog Hop!  This may be your first stop on the hop, or you may have hopped over here from the previous OSAT designer. Either way, in order to view all of the blog participants sharing their wonderful craftiness, click on the next person in line within the list of blogger's posted at the end.

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This month's theme is "Ghouls, Goblins and Gourds".  I didn't have anything to fit the bill for Goblins and Gourds, so I stuck with the cute Ghouls found in the Toil & Trouble Designer Series paper.

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There is a definite tint of Highland Heather in those little ghosts, so it made for a good matte behind the designer series paper and an accent to help show off the Labels To Love sentiment.

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I'm not one to use one color with any of our neutrals, so I added some of the gorgeous Granny Apple Green Textured Weave Ribbon tied with a knot.  If you love ribbon, you are going to absolutely fall in love with this ribbon...OH. MY. GOSH!!  You need to get some...just sayin'!!  Sooo pretty and soft...to tie a knot or bow couldn't be any easier.

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You all know how much I love dimension, so I inked the sentiment in Jet Black StaZon and stamped a 2nd time onto Pumpkin Pie to pop up on the original stamped image.  There are more dimensionals behind the main sentiment, too.  I hope you enjoyed this little "Ghoul" card...it came together so easy.

 


Takeout Treat Box with Bats

Wouldn't you agree that all those cute Ghouls need to be accompanied by a little Takeout Treat box covered with bats?!!  I stayed with the same color combinations of Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather and Basic Black.  The photo doesn't show it, but the bats were punched from the Black Foil paper using the Spooky Bats punch, both found in the Holiday catalog.  The sentiment came from the September Paper Pumpkin kit embossed with Whisper White Embossing powder.  Sooo cute!!

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At this time, you are now ready to hop on over to the next OSAT designers blog.  You won't want to miss traveling on as I know they will have something fun and exciting to share with you.  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can click your way through the blog list found below.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing!

Blog Hop Participants

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I'm so very grateful; and I'm not sure I can say thank you enough to everyone that stops to visit me.  I love the visits and wonderful thoughts you share with your comments.  If you've ever purchased a stamp set, dies, paper, ink, embellishments, etc. from m online shop, I literally did a little happy dance with your order came in.  And, if you've ever shared a card or other bit of handmade kindness using Stampin' Up! products, my heart leaps for joy.  I appreciate you and all of your wonderful support of my favorite stamping business.  If you haven't already, please share and invite your friends to stop by, too.  Oh, and subscribe to my blog so that you don't miss a single post.  I can't express how very passionate I am to share my love for papercrafting with you. If you are a new visiting crafter looking for a demonstrator to shop with, I would be ecstatic and honored to be your creative coach.


 
October's Tutorial Bundle
12 AMAZING exclusive Tutorials $15 (US)
 
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We appreciate your support purchasing the bundle as it will keep us creating more & more of these types of bundle packages—all jam packed with creative ideas using current Stampin' Up! products.  YAY!!  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 catalog.  My project is featuring the Falling For Leaves stamp set! 

  

Thank you for Shopping with Lori

Host Code

  • Use Hostess Code RS6F3DWM to get a FREE GIFT from me when you order $50 or more.
  • STAMPIN' REWARDS:  Orders over $150 receive $15+ additional free product (you do not want to use the Hostess Code noted above...this is so YOU receive the Hostess benefits).
 

 

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS?  Please holler if you do.  I love and appreciate your comments.

ARE YOU A FACEBOOK FAN?  I would love it if you would "Like" my Lori Dreams Stampin page.

DO YOU CRUISE PINTEREST?  If you enjoy Pinterest, you can find my creations on Pinterest, too.

 
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What supplies do you need to create these projects? 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!
 
 

Product List


Falling For Leaves October Tutorial Design Team Blog Hop

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Hello stampers and crafters!!  Welcome to the All Star Tutorial Bundle Blog Hop for September! You are joining during the round of tutorials (August–January). This team brings to you a "super bundle" of 12 tutorials using only Stampin' Up! products.  There are amazing projects in this bundle that range from traditional-style cards, fancy fold, 3D giftables and various techniques!  We each offer this in our own business for free with a minimum order, as well as, a stand alone PDF purchase.

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Here are the sneak peeks...it's loaded with fun and excitement and something you don't want to miss out on. 

 

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This month's tutorial bundle is based on currently available supplies from Stampin’ Up! and has both metric and imperial measurements. So whether you are a cms or inches person, we’ve got you covered!  Make sure to look for the full details at the bottom of this post.

My extra project this month features the beautiful Falling For Leaves stamp set found in the new 2018 Holiday catalog and the luscious Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8" Ribbon.  YUMMY!!.  Since I can only show you a sneak peek of the project I created in the actual October Tutorial Bundle PDF, I'm sharing a 2nd project I made especially for this blog hop using the same products. It’s different from the project in the Tutorial Bundle as they are exclusive and you won’t see them anywhere else!

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I am gearing up for Fall and Christmas craft and vendor fairs and came across this candle in my stash of "hmmmm, what crafty thing can I do to dress this up?" Do you have one (or more) of those kinds of stashes??  haha!  I think I purchased it simply because of its color...coordinates quite well with Crushed Curry Woods, Texture Designer Series Paper, and the brilliant color of the Copper Foil paper.

 

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After piecing the Woods Texture Designer Series Paper strips onto a strip of Sahara Sand, I knew it had to be finished off with the Merry Merlot & Copper Ribbon.  This ribbon is sooo soft and easy to work with, plus, it adds an elegant sheen and compliments the Copper Foil backing of the Tranquil Tide leaf.

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The bundle of leaves were die cut using the coordinating Detailed Leaves Thinlits Dies, arranged, adhered into place and then propped with Stampin' Dimensionals and set into place on the Woods Textures Designer Series Paper strip.  This will be a beautiful addition to your Fall table decorations, don't you think?

 


The Tutorial Bundles are based on currently available supplies from Stampin' Up! and include both Imperial (inches) and Metric measurements.  Soooo, no matter where you live in the world, you can purchase the tutorial and will be able to create the projects.

THREE WAYS TO RECEIVE THESE AMAZING TUTORIAL BUNDLES:

  1. Order $50 from my online store between October 1-30...get the PDF tutorials for FREE!  Use the October Host Code to earn the monthly reward.
  2. Purchase this month's All Star Tutorial Bundle (12 tutorials in all) PDF for $15

PURCHASE OCTOBER TUTORIALS NOW

*the tutorial will be sent to the email address listed on your PayPal account within 48 hrs*

3.  Join my Dream Team!!  My current team members will be receiving this tutorial bundle for FREE!

We appreciate your support purchasing the bundle as it will keep us creating more & more of these types of bundle packages—all jam packed with creative ideas using current Stampin' Up! products.  YAY!!  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 catalog.  My project is featuring the Falling For Leaves stamp set!  Want a sneak peek of my project?

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Don't forget to hop along to visit 12 more designers' blogs to soak in more projects!  They are all amazing!

All Star Design Team


 
 

Need an excuse to make cards?!!

 
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Stampin' Up! is celebrating World Card Making Day!! Between now and October 7th, there is a good sized selection of basic cardmaking products at a discount. My favorites are the Stampin' Dimensionals—we all know how much I love those things! The other item is the Notes of Kindness Card Kit! I just made up this kit and gave it to my Grandmother for her 95th birthday last month. She LOVED it!

 

Thank you for Shopping with Lori

Host Code

  • STAMPIN' REWARDS:  Orders over $150 receive $15+ additional free product (you do not want to use the Hostess Code noted above...this is so YOU receive the Hostess benefits).

 

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS?  Please holler if you do.  I love and appreciate your comments.

ARE YOU A FACEBOOK FAN?  I would love it if you would "Like" my Lori Dreams Stampin page.

DO YOU CRUISE PINTEREST?  If you enjoy Pinterest, you can find my creations on Pinterest, too.

 
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What additional 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!

Product List


Stamp It Blog Hop — Fall Harvest Creates Jars of Love

 

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Hello and welcome stampers and paper crafters to our August Stamp It Bog Hop.  This month's theme is anything related to one of my favorite seasons of all...Fall!!  Can you believe that we have entered the doorway to September 1st?!!  YIKES!!  We'll hold onto your boots because we are going to have some gorgeous creations for you to enjoy.  Let's go take a gander, shall we!

If you have been traveling along the Stamp It Group Blog Hop, or, if this is your very first stop, I want to thank you so much for stopping to visit me Lori Mueller, Stampin' Dreams. If you like to skip and hop and happen to get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

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I'm needing to stock up on some Thank You notes for my wonderful customers, but needed something that was easy to mass produce, yet, still has that WOW element.  It has been a really long time since I had pulled out the Jar of Love, Thankful Thoughts, and Timeless Textures stamps sets...so, nothing like the present, right?!!  Plus, I found a card on page 125 of the Annual catalog that inspired me.  If you flip to that page, do you think you could tell which card I'm referring to?  I changed up the colors (Early Espresso and Highland Heather) and tweaked a couple things, but the layout is still the same.

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Heat embossing is always a fun technique to do, but, it is even more fun for the recipient because it hits that "WOW" factor.  I really love the Copper Embossing powder...it heats up so evenly and is absolutely gorgeous!  The little trim on the side is the negative strip to one of the Delightfully Detailed Specialty papers borders.  I thought is was kind of neat how it accentuates the banner cut Vellum Cardstock piece.

 

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For more Fall-themed inspiration, make sure you hop on over to the next Stamp It Group members' blogs to see what projects 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 Lots of Happy 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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BLOG HOPPERS

 

CONGRATULATIONS to our last month's Blog Hop Winner!

Rose Garner



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ThankYou-ABigThankYou

I'm so very grateful; and I'm not sure I can say thank you enough to everyone that stops to visit me.  I love the visits and wonderful thoughts you share with your comments.  If you've ever purchased a stamp set, dies, paper, ink, embellishments, etc. from my online shop, I literally did a little happy dance when your order came in.  And, if you've ever shared a card or other bit of handmade kindness using Stampin' Up! products, my heart leaps for joy.  I appreciate you and all of your wonderful support of my favorite stamping business.  If you haven't already, please share and invite your friends to stop by, too.  Oh, and subscribe to my blog so that you don't miss a single post.  I can't express how very passionate I am to share my love for papercrafting with you. If you are a new visiting crafter looking for a demonstrator to shop with, I would be ecstatic and honored to be your creative coach.

 

Thank you for Shopping with Lori

Host Code-1

  • Use Hostess Code KB6M7XVJ to get a FREE GIFT from me when you order $50 or more.
  • STAMPIN' REWARDS:  Orders over $150 receive $15+ additional free product (you do not want to use the Hostess Code noted above...this is so YOU receive the Hostess benefits).

Dashing Along Host Promotion Begins Today!!

The Dashing Along Host Promotion is finally here! If you and your friends would like to get your hands on FREE Designer Series Paper—available today through the end of September—all you have to do is host a party with $250 in sales by September 30. The Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after the last day of September.


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Host Promotion Details:

  • Promotion period: September 1–30
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after September 30.
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $250 USD (before shipping and handling).
  • One package of Designer Series Paper may be redeemed per qualifying order, with no limit on how many packages of Designer Series Paper can be earned.
  • Demonstrator, Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be redeemed using Stampin’ Rewards. Customers will receive this FREE gift with a qualifying order in addition to any Stampin’ Rewards they may earn.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be exchanged for other paper.


DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS?  Please holler if you do.  I love and appreciate your comments.

ARE YOU A FACEBOOK FAN?  I would love it if you would "Like" my Lori Dreams Stampin page.

DO YOU CRUISE PINTEREST?  If you enjoy Pinterest, you can find my creations on Pinterest, too.

 

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

Product List

Alaska Achievers Blog Hop October 2017 -- Painted Autumn

 

Thank you for joining us for our FIRST Alaskan Achievers blog hop. Those hopping today are Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world that have achieved the prestigious Stampin' Up! Incentive trip that only a limited number around the world achieve.

 

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We will be hopping together once a month to show you ideas and designs using current Stampin' Up!® products. I live in Nebraska...located smack in the middle of the United States and I would love to help you, inspire you and answer any questions you may have.

Here is the project that I designed for our hop today!

 

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When I was creating this card, my heart was glowing so brightly thinking about all of the wonderful friends, super supportive customers, amazing members of Lori's Dream Team and anyone who stops by my blog to visit.  I love everything about this card...from the Soft Sky scallop edge (die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits) to the sunflowers bordered with the color of Garden Green.

 

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The sentiment from the Painted Harvest stamp set is my all-time favorite as it reflects what I am truly feeling in my heart.  I am a farm girl at heart, so my heart tugs at creating something rustic...adding some Burlap Ribbon, Linen Thread and a hint of Vellum leaves is the perfect touch to a country card.

I am sooo thankful for each and everyone you!

Again, thank you--thank you--thank you!  I greatly appreciate you stopping by to visit me.  I love the visits; and it warms my heart to read your thoughts you share with each comment.  If you haven't already, please share and invite your friends to stop by.  Oh, and subscribe to my blog so that you don't miss a single post.  I can't express how very passionate I am to share my love for papercrafting with you.

Thank you for joining us today - we are so happy that you are taking part in our blog hop. Make sure that you don't miss out on one blog as there are some incredible designs you are going to see today to inspire you.

You are currently at my blog - Lori Mueller at Stampin' Dreams, so check the list below to see who is after me and follow all the blogs around.

 
 
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GET IN ON THE BUY 3 GET 1 FREE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SALE!!
 
The Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper used on my card creation today is one of the selections for the Buy 3 Get 1 Free special.  WOOT!!  There are some amazing choices of designer series paper packs that you can get with this amazing deal.  Stock up for your holiday cards, birthday invites, all occasion, home decor...any crafting project.  Special deal ends October 31, 2017.
 
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Click on the image to see the Buy 3, Get 1 Free selections
 
 

DO YOU LIKE TO GET SOMETHING FOR FREE?

Hosting a holiday catalog event is always fun—and we’ve just sweetened the deal with our exciting Merry Patterns Host Promotion. If you host a party with $300 in sales by October 31, you’ll earn the FREE Merry Patterns stamp set.

 
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PLANNING FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH PAPER PUMPKIN MADE EASY!
 
 
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Dates: September 11 - November 10, 2017

Want the perfect gift for someone new to paper crafting?  Have you been wanting to try Paper Pumpkin but are still waiting to hit the Subscribe button? Well, now is the time to do it with our "A Season of Style" coordinating kits.

The Paper Pumpkin team is always tracking products that make our customers and demonstrators happy and (no surprise!) holiday kits are a huge favorite. Knowing this, we decided to create a simple and fun holiday crafting experience that can be shared with everyone as the perfect way to streamline Christmas prep.  Soooo, with that said, Welcome to a Season of Style!

To give you more of what you love, during October and November we’re offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects. What does that mean for you?  Two matching kits means two months of having everything you need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts. Plus, you will have more creative options that allow you to get that handmade holiday touch out to family and friends without all the fuss.  Let me just say....you won't want to miss these unique kits.




Thank you for Shopping with Lori


DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS?  Please holler if you do.  I love and appreciate your comments.

ARE YOU A FACEBOOK FAN?  I would love it if you would "Like" my Lori Dreams Stampin page.

DO YOU CRUISE PINTEREST?  If you enjoy Pinterest, you can find my creations on Pinterest, too.

 

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

Product List