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Stampin' Ribbon of Hope with Work of Art

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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.

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  • 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.

 

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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!
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  • 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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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.

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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.

 

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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!  ;)

 

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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 YOU....my 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 me....my 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!

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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!!

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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!!

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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.

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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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2014 Stampin' Up! Holiday Supplement

Stampin' Up! is excited to introduce, for the first time ever, their Holiday Catalog Supplement!  ** And the supplement goes LIVE for ordering today! There are some exciting new stamp sets, projects, ideas, kits and Project Life for the 2014 Holiday season.

 

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One of my favorites from this supplement is the Many Merry Stars Simple Created Kit

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Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit (138104)

Make your own 3D stars this season in a variety of sizes and patterns. Use them for ornaments,
home décor, place cards, and more. OR, let's envision the largest star adorning your front door...OR, use as part of your center piece on your mantel. Simply GORGEOUS, right?!!

You get enough to create a 15"star and 25 smaller stars, 5 each of 5 sizes:

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ATTENTION:  Unlike Stampin' Up!'s other catalogs, merchandise in the Holiday Supplement is only available while supplies last.  Be sure to order early so you won't miss out on the popular items!

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I am SO in love with this kit that I am holding a special Many Merry Stars class, and you are invited!!

This class features the"Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit". 

  • Create stars perfect for holiday uses from tabletop, tree ornaments, gift package toppers, and a whole lot more.
  • Kit makes 26 stars in 6 sizes (from 2" to 15" in diameter) in Gold Glimmer Paper, Kraft, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, and Garden Green cardstock.  Also includes die-cut adhesive side strips, stars, bows, tags, and banners; 21 laser-cut wood snowflakes; 60 silver sequins, Gold Baker's Twine (5 yds).  

At the class we'll create some of the projects to get you a head-start on your holiday decor and packaging.(NOTE: we won't have a chance to finish all of the projects in the kit)

Class fees and details:

  • $35.00 (Includes the entire kit and must be prepaid as this kit is only available while supplies last)
  • Deadline to RSVP: Sunday, October 26th
  • Prepaid class fee deadline: Friday, October 31st
  • You must provide a credit card for payment 
  • Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit - will be ordered on 10/23 and 10/27 to assure prompt delivery in time for the class.

Optional Add-on: purchase matching stamp set:

  • Many Merry Stars Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • $17.15 (includes free shipping - saves 10% when ordered with class registration)

Kits and optional stamp sets will be delivered to Lori in time for the class (barring any backorders from Stampin' Up!)

RSVP HERE
RSVP Deadline: Sunday, October 26

 

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(one of the beautiful boxes from the Many Merry Stars kit)

 

May God Bless You and Your Family!! Make sure to give all of those wonderful people in your life a Hug.

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Coloring Vivid Vases with Stampin' Up! Blendabilities

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So, how many of you have dropped everything to get your hands on Stampin' Up!'s new Blendabilities markers?  ME, ME, ME (arm raised in the air anxiously awaiting for the teacher to pick me to answer the question)!  LOL  And, of course, I couldn't just stop at one set....they are like your favorite candy...very addicting and so much fun to play with.  I held a Blendabilities class a few weeks ago, and everyone was certainly "WOW'd" with ease of using them.  My favorite part was watching their expressions go from 'Hmmmm, I'm not sure about this because I have no clue what I'm doing' to the best expression "OMG!  This is so cool!  Look at me....I can color!"  LOVE it!!

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 I've listed the card recipe for you....

 

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BLENDABILITIES COLORING TIP:  Be careful when coloring on Very Vanilla cardstock.  I discovered that the more blending I did, the more the color would 'seep' or 'bleed' outside of the lines of the stamped image where I started with my dark Blendability marker.  Click on the image to see what I mean.  I suggest that you leave a smidgin of 'white' space between the dark color and the lines of the stamped image to allow for 'bleeding' to occur.  Personally, I think the 'bleeding' gave the vases a vintage/mossy look, but I know there are a lot of stampers that much prefer the clean look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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EXTRA-EXTRA...DON'T DELAY!!  So I have these 10, brand-new, Stampin' Up! products that are dying to be loved!!!! I want to send them to the first 10 people that choose to take advantage of MY "Something Extra For My Customers" special.  This offer is exclusive to me, Lori Mueller. In order to qualify - you MUST enter the Hostess Code - YUR7GFGD when you place your order. When I receive confirmation of your order, I will email you and ask you for your choice of any of the Bonus items, so make sure to allow me to contact you when you submit your order.

Click on the image to the right to get a closer view, or click on the link Lori's Bonus Top 10 Give-Aways

If you already own a Big Shot you can STILL get in on this deal by placing an order of $100 or more.  Offer ends August 31, 2014.

As I've said many times....I absolutely LOVE my Big Shot!!  I have a heck of a time not using it on every single project.  Just like today's card....needed the Big Shot to die cut the beautiful Deco Labels Collection Framelits, which just so happens to be part of one of the FREE bundles to choose when you purchase your Big Shot.  YEAH!!  You *NEED* a Big Shot....I'm just tellin' ya!  I hate to see you kicking yourself all the way to the bank regretting not jumping at this great special.

PLUS, look at all of the Sizzix Dies and Framelits offered at a great discount on the Weekly Deals.  If your order reaches $150, then you can be your own Hostess and receive $25+ in (more) FREE Stampin' Up! product.  **squeal**

 

 

 

 

Lori's Stampin' Up! Promotion Reminders

  • Join my Stampin' Up! team!
    • $99 Demo Kit – Traditional Starter Kit – $125 product value
  • Buy a Big Shot...Get a FREE Bundle:  During the month of August, get a FREE stamp set and coordinating framelit die bundle when your purchase yourself a brand new Big Shot Die Cutting machine!  You can choose from 5 different pre-selected bundles.  Already own this wonderful machine?  Then, you will want to take advantage of purchasing any of the selected bundles and save 15%.  Don't miss out on this Big Shot promotion....it's a BIG deal!
  • Lori's BONUS Top 10 Reasons "Why You Should Own A Big Shot".  Choose from Lori's Bonus Top 10 Give-Aways selection.
  • Blendabilities are HERE!!:  The wait is over! Stampin Up has officially released one of our most exciting new products, Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers!
  • Join me at www.mypaperpumpkin.com and get your Paper Pumpkin Kit delivered right to your door every month.  Don't forget....the subscription will ask for a Demonstrator's name....I'd love it if you chose me...Lori Mueller, as your Demonstrator.
  • Weekly Deals:  New deals come out every Tuesday and expire the following Monday
  • Shop the Clearance Rack for bargains up to 80% off!  New additions to the list....get them while supplies last!
  • Stampin' Rewards = Free products with $150+ orders.
  • Check out the latest downloads for My Digital Studio, these can now be added to Customer and Workshop orders!

 

May God Bless You and Your Family!!

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Stamp Set:  Vivid Vases (133818-WM)
Cardstock Paper:  Basic Black (121045), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Coastal Cabana (131297), Very Vanilla (101650), Crushed Curry (131199)
Designer Series Paper:  Typeset Specialty (133704)
Ink Pads:  Memento Tuxedo Black (132708)
Markers:  Blendabilities Assortments of Cherry Cobbler (130995), Coastal Cabana (131000), Daffodil Delight (130998)
Great Tools:  Deco Labels Collection Framelits (130102), Circles Collection Framelits (130911), 2-1/2" Circle Punch (120906), Paper Snips (103579), Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Stampin' Paper Trimmer (126889)
The Finishing Touch:  Venetian Crochet Trim (134581), Pearls Basic Jewels (119247), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
 

Stampin' Up!'s Soothing Peaceful Petals

Today, my heart weighs heavy....I learned that one of my bestest friend's Mom passed away last night.  Tonda and I had LOTS of crazy, teen fun in high school....I spent many hours cracking jokes, laughing and having fun with her parents.  So, it goes without saying that I have shed many tears this morning, but I have reminisced on SO many more memories.  Cathy was a wonderful wife, a loving and supportive Mom and Grandmother, and full of fun and spunk for each of the friendships she had created through her long life.  I'm truly blessed to have known such a kind, caring, and super wonderful woman.

This is card #2 from a Sympathy card class I held a few weeks ago.  When I first saw Peaceful Petals in the Occasions mini catalog, I wasn't sure that I *needed* another flower stamp set in my stash, buuuut, there is just something about this set that I find very soothing and elegant.  These are flowers that will render themselves as stamped silouettes or enjoy the therapy of water coloring with my Aqua Painter.

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I just love how the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper compliments and softens any vibrant colors of Gumball Green and Tangerine Tango.  The flower image was inked with Jet Black StazOn and stamped onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  My go to sentiment-filled stamp set is Petite Pairs....there are 18 stamps in this set....a wonderful sentiment for sooo many occasions.  Even though I did not add any embellishments such as ribbons, buttons, or hardware, I think the elegancy of this card was polished with the main focal points (flower and sentiment panels) popped up using Stampin' Dimensionals.

 

Lori's Stampin' Up! Promotion Reminders
  • Join my Stampin' Up! team for $99 and hand-select $125 worth of Stampin' Up! product from any of our current catalogs.  PLUS, your Convention Registration is FREE!  Contact me for more details.
  • Join me at www.mypaperpumpkin.com and get your Paper Pumpkin Kit delivered right to your door every month.  Don't forget....the subscription will ask for a Demonstrator's name....I'd love it if you chose me...Lori Mueller, as your Demonstrator.
  • 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!!  Always take the opportunity to HUG the ones you love in your life!

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Stamp Set:  Peaceful Petals (133104-WM; 133107-CM), Petite Pairs (128706-WM; 122497-CM)
Cardstock Paper:  Whisper White (100730), Gumball Green (126861), Tangerine Tango (126946), Crisp Cantaloupe (131176)
Designer Series Paper:  VWatercolor Wonder (132994)
Ink Pads:  Jet Black StazOn (101406), Tangerine Tango (126946), Crisp Cantaloupe (131176), Crushed Curry (131173)
Markers: None
Great Tools:  Scalloped Oval Punch (119856), Large Oval Punch (119855), Aqua Painter (103954), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin' Paper Trimmer (126889)
The Finishing Touch:  Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)