Stamp Out Breast Cancer

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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2nd Annual Ultimate Pink Blog Hop -- Crafting Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness

 

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Good morning stampers & crafters!

Welcome to the first ever Ultimate Pink Blog Hop -- a collection of ideas from Stampin' Up! demonstrators who have gathered together from all over the globe featuring shades of pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  As a 7-year-survivor of breast cancer, this blog hop resonates deeply in my heart and soul.  I was diagnosed at an early age...before mammograms were prescribed and recommended for an age below 45-50, but it was me being proactive and doing self-checks.  Fortunately for me, I discovered the aggressively growing lump early on. I have been richly blessed by God to continue my life; and to be surrounded by so many family and friends that truly love and care for me.  I thank God for every new day.

I was inspired by a card I saw somewhere on the internet (memory is overwhelmed at the moment) showcasing the Pop Of Pink Suite of products available in the big Annual Stampin' Up! catalog (page 84-85).  It is so much fun to see everything come to life with the Pop of Pink Specialty paper and the Pop of Paradise stamp set.

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 Creative Tips:

  • Even though you can't see if from the front of the card, I chose to go with the Whisper White Thick cardstock for my cardbase (5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4").  I knew that I was going to have quite a bit of White displayed with the stamping and designer series paper; therefore, I cut the Melon Mambo cardstock layer the same measurements as the cardbase front...5-1/2" x 4-1/4" and glue it with all sides flush to the base.
  • The top black and white layer comes from the Pop of Pink Specialty paper pack; while the bottom layer has been stamped randomly with stamps from the Pop Of Paradise stamp set using Melon Mambo and Archival Basic Black ink.  Add a strip of Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tap across the seam and wrap the Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine around the matted layer and tie in a bow.  Glue this layer to the front of the Whisper White cardbase.
  • Stamp the heart-shaped "Thinking of you" sentiment with VersaMark onto Basic Black cardstock, cover with Silver embossing powder and set with the Heat Tool on the high setting.  Hand cut the heart with Paper Snips.

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  • Cut a solid heart out of Silver Glimmer paper using the Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies.  Cut another heart out of Melon Mambo using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Die. Layer the 3 hearts and add Stampin' Dimensionals on the sentiment layer. Use Fast Fuse or Multipurpose Liquid Glue to set the whole heart ensemble into place on the card front.

 

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop....I am really excited that you are here.  To continue to be inspired, there are many (many) more amazing "Pink" ideas to add joy and a smile to that special someone's day.  I'm sure that we all know someone who could use a little lift to their spirit...you won't want to miss checking out all of the blogs!  I'll be traveling right behind you. Remember you are currently at (Lori Mueller's -- Stampin' Dreams blog), so please check the blog hop line up below and be sure to click the next blog participant's name on the list.

 

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Join us as we Craft Pink for one day:

PINK MONDAY: October 3, 2017

Stampin' Up! Demonstrators Worldwide United in Creativity

1.  Janet Wakeland    
2.  Nancy Gauthier    
3.  Jason Loucks    
4.  Jennifer Blomquist    
5.  Wendy Cranford    
6.  Karen Zaring Browning    
7.  Patty Chenail    
8.  isabelle lefebvre    
9.  Leanne Johnson    
10.  Dena Albee    
11.  Lori Mueller    
12.  Chris Kolly    
13.  Rachel Yurkanin    
14.  Raquelle Clifton    
15.  Shel Anderson    
16.  Candy Ford    
17.  Chris Slogar    
18.  Maria Pane    
19.  Holly Pedersen    
20.  Jen Guarino    
21.  Jeannette Gauthier-Carterie Plus    
22.  Susan Timchack    
23.  Melissa Thomas    
24.  France Labrecque - Création Encre et Papier    
25.  Noa's Créas    
26.  Fiona Stanton    
27.  Kelly Kent    
28.  Amanda Sevall    
29.  Kimberly Van Diepen    
30.  Janneke de Jong    
31.  Nichole Loe    
32.  Megan Herst    
33.  Melissa Stout    
34.  Kristin Kortonick    
35.  Lisa Pretto    
36.  Ilse van Vliet    
37.  Kylie Bertucci    
38.  Mary Dredge    
39.  Karen Titus    
40.  Claire Daly    
41.  Constanze Wirtz    
42.  Linda Bartolucci    
43.  Lea Denton    
44.  Candice Fields    
45.  Dawn Thomas    
46.  Sherri Price    
47.  Maria Willis    
48.  Tammy Bristol    
49.  Cindy Mitchell-Clark    
50.  Linda Cullen    
51.  Carol Hickman    
52.  Teresa Howe    
53.  M.E. Stites    
54.  Lisa Tedder    
55.  Monika Davis    
56.  Laura Pizzirusso    
57.  Nancy Ferb    
58.  Tracie Evans Langley    
59.  Brenda Copper    
60.  Amanda Rogers    
61.  Michelle Zanotti    
62.  Janette Zmich    
63.  Connie Deibler    
64.  Judith Oveson    
65.  Melody Tess Rollins    
66.  Anne Matasci    
67.  Alisa Tilsner    
68.  Crystal Kondo    
69.  Jennifer Downey    

 

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I can't thank you enough; and 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.  As much as stamping and papercrafting is therapeutic for me, I can't express how very passionate I am to share my love for papercrafting with you.

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What supplies do you need to create these cards? 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!

 

 


Ultimate Pink Blog Hop -- Stampin' Up! Demonstrators Craft Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness

 

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Good morning stampers & crafters!

Welcome to the first ever Ultimate Pink Blog Hop -- a collection of ideas from Stampin' Up! demonstrators who have gathered together from all over the globe featuring shades of pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  As a 7-year-survivor of breast cancer, this blog hop resonates deeply in my heart and soul.  I was diagnosed at an early age...before mammograms were prescribed and recommended for an age below 45-50, but it was me being proactive and doing self-checks.  Fortunately for me, I discovered the aggressively growing lump early on. I have been richly blessed by God to continue my life; and to be surrounded by so many family and friends that truly love and care for me.  I thank God for every new day.

I was inspired by a card I saw somewhere on the internet (memory is overwhelmed at the moment) showcasing the Pop Of Pink Suite of products available in the big Annual Stampin' Up! catalog (page 84-85).  It is so much fun to see everything come to life with the Pop of Pink Specialty paper and the Pop of Paradise stamp set.

 

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 Creative Tips:

  • Even though you can't see if from the front of the card, I chose to go with the Whisper White Thick cardstock for my cardbase (5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4").  I knew that I was going to have quite a bit of White displayed with the stamping and designer series paper; therefore, I cut the Melon Mambo cardstock layer the same measurements as the cardbase front...5-1/2" x 4-1/4" and glue it with all sides flush to the base.
  • The top black and white layer comes from the Pop of Pink Specialty paper pack; while the bottom layer has been stamped randomly with stamps from the Pop Of Paradise stamp set using Melon Mambo and Archival Basic Black ink.  Add a strip of Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tap across the seam and wrap the Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine around the matted layer and tie in a bow.  Glue this layer to the front of the Whisper White cardbase.
  • Stamp the heart-shaped "Thinking of you" sentiment with VersaMark onto Basic Black cardstock, cover with Silver embossing powder and set with the Heat Tool on the high setting.  Hand cut the heart with Paper Snips.

 

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  • Cut a solid heart out of Silver Glimmer paper using the Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies.  Cut another heart out of Melon Mambo using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Die. Layer the 3 hearts and add Stampin' Dimensionals on the sentiment layer. Use Fast Fuse or Multipurpose Liquid Glue to set the whole heart ensemble into place on the card front.

 

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop....I am really excited that you are here.  To continue to be inspired, there are many (many) more amazing "Pink" ideas to add joy and a smile to that special someone's day.  I'm sure that we all know someone who could use a little lift to their spirit...you won't want to miss checking out all of the blogs!  I'll be traveling right behind you. Remember you are currently at (Lori Mueller's -- Stampin' Dreams blog), so please check the blog hop line up below and be sure to click the next blog participant's name on the list.

 

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I can't thank you enough; and 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.  As much as stamping and papercrafting is therapeutic for me, I can't express how very passionate I am to share my love for papercrafting with you.

 

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What supplies do you need to create these cards? 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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OSAT Blog Hop Shares October Halloween & Fall Projects

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I am so excited to have you join me for the October series of the One Stamp At a Time Blog Hop (aka OSAT).  As much as I hate to see the days get shorter and the temperatures creep lower, the Fall season is my favorite time of the year.

You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from the previous person to me on the list. Please be sure to click the 'Next' button at the end of this post so that you get to enjoy the next set of inspiring projects as you travel through 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.

I was originally planning to create and share a card and project focusing on the Fall season, but my plans changed a Halloween themed ensemble because of a new video released by Stampin' Up! using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.  Let's take a look.

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Creative Tips:

  • Sponging the edges of the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper (Tangelo Twist striped pattern) with Soft Suede and one of our Stampin' Sponges is wonderful for when you want to tone down the brightness or to add a little vintage.
  • I love the little pumpkin from the Howl-o-ween Treats stamp set (inked in Tangelo Twist)...especially when Stampin' Up! creates the images to coordinate with a matching framelit from the Boo To You Framelits set.
  • The new Spider Web Doilies are very versatile and allow you to get lots of mileage with one doily.  The accent to the "Trick or Treat" sentiment is the center of one Spider Web Doily.  I liked the solidness of that part of the doily.
  • The front of the card needed another color, so I took some of the Happy Haunting Washi Tape (Rich Razzleberry) and covered a strip of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Adding this strip really compliments the card and shows off the card base for vintage elegance.

DID YOU KNOW?  that there are 17 brand new bundles available in the Holiday Catalog?  Yep!!  These bundles save you 15%...moolah that you can spend on more products from your Wish List.  **squeal**  Bundles include Stamp sets & Punches, Stamp sets and Framelits, and more.  Download BundleAndSave-Flyer.


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When your card base is a dark color (like Rich Razzleberry), it is always extra special (and needed) to decorate the inside of the card with the lighter tones.  This is so you can actually see the words written to your recipient.  Hahaha!


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No Trick or Treat card is complete without the 'treat', right?!!  Stampin' Up! just came out with a little video sharing the 'how to' tutorial related to the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies.  You end up with a mini-mini treat bag!  **squeal**  Super cute and oh, so easy to do.  Here is the free video tutorial.

 

 

Thanks for taking part in our One Stamp At a Time blog hop. It is always a real 'Treat' to create fun and exciting projects to share with you.  I am very thankful that you have stopped to visit me.  There are a good number of hops to travel, which means many more ideas and inspiration to fill your creative mind...you won't want to miss a single one! Remember you are currently at (Lori Mueller's -- Stampin' Dreams blog), so please check the blog hop line up below and be sure to click the next blog participant's name on the list.

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  1.  Maggie Mata
  2.  Elizabeth Jeanne Thatcher
  3.  Martie Hillyer 
  4.  Dena Rekow
  5.  Tina Riddle
  6.  Terri Takashige
  7.  Diane Squires    
  8.  Wynne Cochran Grob  
  9.  AJ Bodine
  10.  Megan Thompson 
  11.  Renee Ondrajka
  12.  Raquelle Clifton
  13.  Justin Krieger
  14.  Lori Mueller <= (You are here!)
  15. Jeanna Bohanon
  16. Marisa Gunn
  17. Andrea Tucker
  18. Tenia Nelson 

 


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Sign up before October 10th to receive this special edition "PINK" Paper Pumpkin Box. I would love to have you on my Subscribers team! $1 for each existing subscription and $2 for each new subscription will be donated to Breast Cancer Research. Here's my Paper Pumpkin Store to sign up. Click HERE for all of the details.  I hope you will help us raise Breast Cancer Awareness.

 

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Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop--Remember to Give Thanks

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Welcome to the September Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop. The theme for this month's hop is "Remember to Give Thanks".  There are over 30 participants on this hop and we are all excited to share some projects showcasing Stampin' Up! products into an artistry form and remembering to give thanks.

You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from the previous person to me on the list. Please be sure to click the person after me 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.


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I chose to use one of the images from the Among the Branches stamp set as my focal point.  First and foremost, I want to Give Thanks to our Dear Lord for allowing my family to continue living on earth...LOVE them to pieces!  With that said, my family does not all live in the same state anymore, which makes it hard for all of us to get together, so we have always gathered at Thanksgiving at the old family homestead.  Autumn Wishes and tasty dishes brings back wonderful memories that my family has been creating for many years celebrating "thanks giving".  I can already smell the delicious foods that Mom cooks each year.  YUM!

I also want to extend my heartfelt "thank you" to all of my family, friends and customers for all of the love and support with my Stampin' Up! business.  Without all of YOU, I would not have been able to earn the wonderful Mediterranean Cruise that sets sail May 2016.  I wish I could give each of you a personal hug, but a virtual {{HUG}} will have to do until that wonderful day that our paths will cross in person.  Thank you SO much!

The color scheme that I used is a Very Vanilla cardbase, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Hello Honey cardstock and a pattern from the Farmers Market Designer Series Paper pack.  The leaves accented with Linen Thread come from the Vintage Leaves stamp set and die cut using the Leaflets Framelits.

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The center focal point was a little drab putting layer on top of layer, so I threw in some of the new Gold Metallic Thread and dimensionals between the Early Espresso and Hello Honey layer.  Soooo much better looking with a little added character, don't you think?!!

The little leaves come from the Among the Branches set and are single stamps.  I grouped them together on a clear block and dabbed the corner of my ink pads (Soft Suede, Cajun Craze & Hello Honey) randomly onto the grouped leaves and stamped onto Very Vanilla.  I would clean the stamps and ink them up all over again...repeated until the piece of cardstock was full of colorful leaves.

Thank you so much for taking part in our blog hop. With so many amazing ideas and inspiration throughout the hop, you won't want to miss a single one! Remember you are currently at (Lori Mueller's -- Stampin' Dreams blog), so please check the blog hop line up below and be sure to click the next blog participant's name on the list.

 
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Sign up before October 10th to receive this special edition "PINK" Paper Pumpkin Box. I would love to have you on my Subscribers team! $1 for each existing subscription and $2 for each new subscription will be donated to Breast Cancer Research. Here's my Paper Pumpkin Store to sign up. Click HERE for all of the details.  I hope you will help us raise Breast Cancer Awareness.

 

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Creative Inking Amazing Fall Acorny Thank You!

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Hello and welcome to another round of the Creative Inking Blog Hop!  That's quite a blog post title, huh?  I know it's a bit choppy...I'll work on better titles in the future.  :)  I am sooo excited and honored to be a member of this wonderful group of Creative Inking geniuses.  All of the team members around the world have been working hard to create adorable, fun and inspiring projects for you to drool over.  Grab your cup of Joe (or other favorite morning beverage) and let the inspiration begin!

Our crafting theme for September is Hooray for Halloween or Amazing Autumn.  Contrary to what I mentioned yesterday about not being ready to step into the Fall season, I thought I would get my toes wet a little and create another card using the Acorny Thank You bundle (stamp set and coordinating Acorn Builder punch).  Let's check it out.

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Creative Tips:

  • Do you find yourself struggling to pick out a color combination for a card?  I know that I do, but that's when I go to one of the Designer Series Paper packs that Stampin' Up! offers.  I *love* it that all of the colors are listed on the back of the cardboard insert. So for this card, I focused on the Into the Woods Designer Series Paper pack (available in the new Holiday catalog, page 43) and ended up using all 8 colors on this card!  Amazing, right?!!  I could not help myself.
  • One of my favorite items in the Holiday catalog is that AWESOME Woodland Embossing Folder (page 39).  How many different ways can you say "gorgeous"?!!  I have seen soooo many creations and brilliant uses of this folder.  You *really* need to get one for your stash of supplies.  Just sayin'!
  • I pulled out a couple of new framelits and dies that got to meet cardstock for the first time.  The 'ticket' layers under the acorns are layered using the Tags & Labels Framelits.  There are 6 nesting framelits for the tickets and the same for the tags; and they nest nicely with each other to create a cute accent.  The scalloped edge comes from the Cutie Pie Thinlits dies.  I hated to leave the edge of the Mossy Meadow layer plain and without interest, so adding a little Early Espresso scallop was just the right touch of character.
  • The Acorns are so adorable and versatile.  I loved stamping the nut toppers in the various colors of ink, punching them out, and placing over top of the Soft Suede nut layer.  Pop them up using dimensionals and you've got "Acorny Thank You".  teehehe

DID YOU KNOW?  that Stampin' Up! offers two different types of Whisper White cardstock?  Yep!  There is our traditional 80 lb. Whisper White cardstock that is perfect for stamping and punching out images like the Acorns on the card, but, we now offer a heavier weight of Whisper White cardstock that is perfect to use for the base of your card.  It is a thick 100 lb. weight...and is absolute lovely to work with.  You really need to get a package to see for yourself.  ;)

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I had lots of fun creating this Acorny Thank You...very easy to make...colorful just like an Amazing Autumn season.  Now, you will want to hop on over to Colleen's blog and check out the inspiration she has to share with everyone.  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

2. Diane Evans

3. Susan Campfield

4. BJ Peters

5. Amber Swift

6. Kristine Lutrario -

7. Lisa Bowell

8. Lori Mueller  <= (You are HERE)

9. Colleen Vassos

10. Lynn Streifert

11. Phyllis Shepherd

12. Lisa Curcio

 

 
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Sign up before October 10th to receive this special edition "PINK" Paper Pumpkin Box. I would love to have you on my Subscribers team! $1 for each existing subscription and $2 for each new subscription will be donated to Breast Cancer Research. Here's my Paper Pumpkin Store to sign up. Click HERE for all of the details.  I hope you will help us raise Breast Cancer Awareness.

 

Thank you for Shopping with Lori

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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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Stamp Out Breast Cancer with Paper Pumpkin

I literally screamed out loud when I saw this new announcement from Stampin' Up! this morning.  As a 6 year Breast Cancer SURVIVOR, this cause is very near and dear to me and my family.  While I was going through treatments, I stamped and paper crafted every day...even through the days that my stomach and body was feeling at its worst.  Stamping was my life-line...my mental therapy to keep my mind off of what I was going through.  I brought stamping projects with me to every chemo treatment...every nurse waited anxiously to see what I was preparing to make that day.  Lots of new friendships created.

If you, a family member, a friend, a friend of a friend is currently undergoing treatments, GIFT them this little treat in a Pink box.  Help them forget...for just a couple hours...the ICK they are going through to get well and back on the road to recovery.  Trust me, they will be very thankful for those peaceful hours of fun!

Please help me raise awareness for a great cause...subscribe to Paper Pumpkin.  Subscribe for Paper Pumpkin through me and I will donate $2 for every new Paper Pumpkin, as well.  I thank you SO much for your consideration!

BCRF_Demo_Header_0915To show our support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we're going PINK . . . or at least our October boxes are! And because we know our subscribers want to share the love too, we will be making a donation on their behalf to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

Stampin' Up! will donate

  • $1 for every currently active Paper Pumpkin subscriber.
  • Plus, an additional $1 for every new subscriber.

Together, we will make a difference!

Here's how you can help: 

  1. Subscribe! If you're new to Paper Pumpkin, click here to get started. Your first kit will arrive in a limited-edition pink box that you'll want to hold onto forever-and we'll donate $2 because you're new!
  2. Stay active if you're a subscriber so we can donate $1 for you. Only those who receive the October shipment will be counted for the donation.
  3. Spread the word! Help us get as many new subscribers as possible. Every current subscriber adds $1 and for new subscribers it's doubled, so let's get the word out and raise as much as possible.
  4. Use the images below to spread the word via email, texts, and social media. For those who have been on the fence about Paper Pumpkin, this could be just the thing that makes you want to give it a try!

Remember, those who get the October kit will not only be donating to a good cause, but you will also get a one-time only, pretty pink Paper Pumpkin box! No one will want to miss it. Promise. PinkPPBoxes-LargeCropImage

More About BCRF

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) advances the world's most promising research to eradicate breast cancer. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF has raised more than $550 million to fuel discoveries in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, survivorship and metastasis, making it one of the largest non-governmental funders of breast cancer research in the world. This year BCRF has invested $58.6 million in research, to support over 235 researchers at leading medical institutions across six continents, including $11.6 million to the international Evelyn H. Lauder Founder's Fund focused on metastasis. By spending 91 cents of every dollar on research and public awareness programs, BCRF remains one of the nation's most fiscally responsible nonprofits. BCRF is the only breast cancer organization with an "A+" from CharityWatch, and has been awarded Charity Navigator's highest rating of four stars 13 times since 2002. For more information, please visit: www.bcrfcure.org.

Additional Details: 

  • New subscribers are those who signed up between September 11 and October 10, 2015 and have not been a Paper Pumpkin subscriber at any time in the past. 
  • All funds will be donated in US dollars.
  • Mini spoiler alert! The October project inside the pink box is just as awesome as always, but we should probably let you know that it is not a pink project. That's all we're saying. ;)
  • Funds will be donated based on number of subscribers instead of boxes shipped. But, if you want more than one pink box, you can always increase your subscription quantity by logging into your account at PaperPumpkin.com before October 10.

 

Thank you for Shopping with Lori


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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Lori's Stampin' Up! Promotion Reminders

  • Join my Stampin' Up! team!
    • $99 Demo Kit – Traditional Starter Kit – $125 product value
  • 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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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.

PrintersTray-Thankful      PrintersTray-Birthday      PrintersTray-Valentines



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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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