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A Day Filled With Thanksgiving

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Although Thanksgiving is recognized on one single day in November, I try to spend each and every day expressing my thanks and gratitude for everything I have in my life...my family, my friends, and all of the new connections I make when sharing my love of paper crafting with you.  Being creative is soothing for the soul, and I am SO thankful that you stop by to visit me.  Today's card share is inspired by Ronda Wade and was the stamping project that all of Lori's Dream Team family of Demonstrators made during our October meeting.

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Creative Recipe

  • Tone-on-Tone cardstock colors is simple and elegant.  Dry embossing the Crumb Cake layer with the Woodgrain folder, sponged with some Baked Brown sugar, really enhances the woodsy ambiance.  All atop a Crumb Cake card base.
  • Texture!  LOVE it!....and have to have texture with the leaves.  The new 2014-2016 In Color (Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist, and Mossy Meadow) are the perfect shades to help decorate the woodgrain layer.  After die cutting the Autumn Accent leaves, I wadded each leaf in a ball, unravelled, then wadded them up into a ball, again.  Repeat this process several times to get just the right amount of wrinkled texture.  Of course we need to have a little sparkle and bling...Champagne Glimmer Paper and the smallest leaf make a beautiful accent.
  • The Perfect Sentiment.  This sentiment from the Lots of Thanks stamp set really hit the spot when I expressed to my Dream Team just how much I have enjoyed stamping with them, strengthening our friendships, and chatting with them via all sorts of communication channels.  I truly have a wonderful Stampin' Up! family....Lori's Dream Team!

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I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  If you want to be with friends and family, then I hope you can.  Regardless of where you are or who you are with, I hope you enjoy every minute of your day.

 

May God Bless You and Your Family!!

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For All Things 'Hello Fall' Blog Hop!!

 

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**squeal** I am so happy to have you visit me this morning!  There is a much cooler chill in the air, but I've got some fun inspiration cookin' for you to enjoy and I'm busting at the seams to share it all with you.  Welcome to our very first Team Stamp It Blog Hop where we are celebrating my favorite season of the year....Fall/Autumn. You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Ellen Pray-Lipscomb's blog (Hop #3) on the Team Stamp It Hop.  I am #4 in the hop.  This month we are sharing Thanksgiving and fall projects using our wonderful Stampin’ Up! supplies.

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In my opinion there are a couple of things that make this card special - here is a quick run down with pictures for you! Please remember that the products that I used for today's card are listed at the very end! Enjoy!

  • It's a traditional A2 card...card base is Naturals Ivory cardstock measuring 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".  LOVE Naturals Ivory cardstock!
  • LOVE the color combo of Mossy Meadows, Cajun Craze, Hello Honey, Soft Suede and Naturals Ivory to compliment the Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper....simply warm and fuzzy for a cool brisk Fall morning!
  • LOVE to heat emboss...I used clear embossing powder with the Hello Honey "Thanks" - love the effect it gives!

 

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  • Clean And Simple (CAS) cards are really pretty, but I have a problem creating CAS...Stampin' dimensionals always find a home with my creations.  Adding height and dimension is the touch of character that makes my heart go pitter-patter.
  • And, who doesn't LOVE embellishments?!  Buttons, lacy ribbon and Burlap ribbon bring out the country girl in me!  ooh-la-la!!
  • LOVE-Love-love my Big Shot Die-cutting Machine!  I use it ALL the time...check out the 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon that was die cut using the Large Scallop Edgelit.  Just a couple passes through my Big Shot and a new look is made.
  • Framelits make my job easier...there are 4 different sizes to choose from within the Deco Labels Collection.

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Found these cute little candle jars (3 in a box) and this one was begging to be decorated.  What a cute little gift ensemble to give as a birthday gift or to your next Hostess.  Let me know if you would like to get your friends together to Host a Stampin' Up! party....this gift could be yours.  ;)

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Keep it simple...follow your heart with the style that works for you

and you will always have a great end result and feel totally fulfilled!

I hope that you enjoy today and are inspired by the amazing talent that you will see today! Have fun and take it all in! Thank you so much for popping by.  Now, head on over to Tonya Jastad's blog for some more gorgeousness....there is LOTS of inspiration ahead for you....(and me, too!  I can't wait to see each and everyone's posts, too).  If you get off track at any time, just click on the Previous or Next button and you'll go the full swing and come back around again.

 

 

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May God Bless You and Your Family!!

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Window Framelits for Fall Fest Pumpkins

I know, I know....another pumpkin from the Fall Fest stamp set.  LOL!  but, I am really enjoying this little bundle (Fall Fest stamp set and Fun Fall framelits Bundle)....these bundles make creating so much 'fun' and speedy!  I mean, really, do you miss the days of ALL that fussy-cutting every image with scissors?  I bet you are doing more layering and adding dimensionals to pop up the images that coordinate with punches and framelits than you are without, right?!!  Don't be afraid to admit it.  LOL!  This card finishes up my 'framed' stamping class I had a few weeks ago.

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Let's peek into the window and see how this was put together....

  • The card base measures 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" out of Naturals Ivory cardstock....LOVE this paper!
  • Layered some yummy Color Me Autumn Designer Series paper onto Mossy Meadow cardstock.  Covered the seam of the 2 designs with a strip of Soft Suede and glued to the card base.
  • The focal image is created using some Flashback Designer Series paper and gluing it to a piece of cardboard from a favorite cracker or cereal box.  Die cut the 'window' using the Window Framelit Collection and the Squares Collection Framelits.  Popped it up with Stampin' Dimensionals, inserted the center with the same size square framelit as the opening (glued to the base).  Inked the pumpkin (Fall Fest stamp set) in Tangelo Twist and Mossy Meadow, then stamped onto a scrap piece of Naturals Ivory...die cut using the Fun Fall Framelits and added Stampin' Dimensionals.  The leaf (Fun Fall Framelits) and sentiment layers (Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits Dies) are 'stolen' die cuts from the Mossy Meadow layer.  (See Tips below)
  • Sentiment comes from the Good Greetings stamp set (exclusive set for Hostesses), inked in Tangelo Twist, stamped onto Naturals Ivory and matted with the 'stolen' Mossy Meadow Project Life die cut.
  • The bundle of fibers is from the 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon.  I took about 12-15 of the short strands and tied them in the center and added to the window frame using Multipurpose Liquid glue.

Kind of festive, don't you think?  I was going for a country-style Halloween look versus the modern, funny/cute-sy type of card.  I think this layout renders any type of sentiment....birthday, congratulations, hello, Happy Fall or Thanksgiving, or Thinking of You to mention a few.

 

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Window Frame(lits) Tip:  You want to make sure that you cover your designer series paper with any type of adhesive...Snail Adhesive, Fast Fuse, Stampin' Glue Stick, or Multipurpose Liquid Glue...because you don't want any edges of the paper pulling away after it has been die cut.  The reason I used the cardboard from a cracker box (or cereal box....anything thinner than Stampin' Up!'s Chipboard) is because I can use the framelits to die cut and still get a little bit of thickness to my project.  You see, the steel cutting blades are not as deep as the Bigz die steel blades.  I do recommend that you run it through the Big Shot a couple of times to make sure that all edges have a clean cut.

 

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DEFINITION OF 'STEALING':  Did you realize that you can beg, borrow and 'steal' from a layer of cardstock that is covered with designer series paper, or another piece of cardstock?  I do this A LOT....here is my list of perks to 'stealing':

  1. Saves me from having to cut into a nice new sheet of cardstock and creating more scraps,
  2. No one will ever see these holes because they will be covered up,
  3. It's a lot of fun to cut other images and use on your next creation!

Did you notice that I stole more than what I used for my project? Yep!  I decided to punch out some Note Tags and die cut some extra leaves that will be used for some treat packages...future project and creative inspiration to share with you.

 

 

 

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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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Stamp Set:  Fall Fest (135194-Photopolymer), Fall Fest stamp set & Fun Fall Framelits Bundle (137628), Good Greetings (exclusive Hostess set)
Cardstock Paper:  Naturals Ivory (101849), Mossy Meadow (133676), Soft Suede (115318)
Designer Series Paper:  Color Me Autumn Designer Series (135820), Flashback (133699)
Ink Pads:  Tangelo Twist (133646), Mossy Meadow (133645)
Markers:  None
Great Tools:  Window Frames Collection Framelits (129021), Fun Fall Framelits Dies (130911), Squares Collection Framelits (130921), Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits (135707), Paper Snips (103579), Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Stampin' Paper Trimmer (126889)
The Finishing Touch:  1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon (132140), Candy Dots (130934), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Stampin' Fall Fest and Good Greetings

Have I mentioned that Fall is my all-time favorite season of the year?  I grew up on a farm and moved to a much bigger city for college.  The older I get, my yearning to be 'home' to help my folks who still live on my old stomping grounds just floods me with memories and heartwarming emotions.  One memory is my Mom always planted a HUGE garden....I mean REALLY big!  Planting a small pumpkin patch was always a must, therefore, when I saw the Fall Fest stamp set in the Holiday Catalog, I knew it would be on my preorder.  As a Demonstrator, I get to order from the new catalogs a month before the products are available to the general public.  WOOT!!  LOVE it!

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Follow me down memory lane to the card recipe....

  • Cajun Craze card base measures the 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" with the fold across the top.
  • Inked up the Kinda Eclectic image in Crushed Curry and stamped onto Very Vanilla.  Added a strip of Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper before matting to a Soft Suede layer.
  • The pumpkins come from the Fall Fest stamp set and inked in Tangelo Twist and Mossy Meadows and stamped onto Naturals Ivory cardstock (page 193 of the big catalog).  LOVE that I don't have to 'fussy cut' them out....just die cut them with the Fun Fall Framelits making it easy-peasey.
  • Die cut the Bermuda Bay frame using Deco Labels Collection Framelits and add a small piece of Naturals 5/8" Chevron Ribbon trimmed with Linen Thread before popping up with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • The larger pumpkin was glued with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and the smaller one is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • There's nothing like a framed memory of a pumpkin patch than a Good Greeting inked in Cajun Craze.  I am so in love with the Good Greetings stamp set (FREE with qualifying party!).  I'm certain it is the font, but the multitude of sentiment choices (19 stamps) tops the chart for versatility.

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FRAMELITS TIP:  Did you realize that there are 11 different Framelit Collections in the catalog (page 231)?  They are so versatile and can add a layer of character to any creation.  For instance, to make a 'frame', choose one collection, take any 2 framelits...they don't have to be side-by-side...pick a smaller and a larger framelit and position both of them on your piece of cardstock.  Run it through your Big Shot, and you have 2 usable pieces...one will be a frame, the second can be used to matte an image or stamp an image directly onto it.  So much fun!

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This versatile stamp set covers holidays from Halloween to Valentines and more.

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NEED A PRINT COPY OF THE STAMPIN' UP! HOLIDAY CATALOG and would like to place your next Stampin' Up! order through me?  Contact me to order a FREE Holiday or Annual Catalog.  As a courtesy, if you plan to order Stampin' Up! products through another demonstrator, contact them directly for your copy, please.  Thank you!

 

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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Stamp Set:  Fall Fest (135194-Photopolymer), Fall Fest stamp set & Fun Fall Framelits Bundle (137628), Kinda Eclectic (135350)
Cardstock Paper:  Cajun Craze (119684), Soft Suede (115318), Bermuda Bay (131197), Very Vanilla (101650), Naturals Ivory (101849)
Designer Series Paper:  Typeset Specialty (133704)
Ink Pads:  Crushed Curry (131173), Cajun Craze (126965), Tangelo Twist (133646) Mossy Meadow (133645)
Markers:  None
Great Tools:  Deco Labels Collection Framelits (130102), Fun Fall Framelits Dies (130911), Paper Snips (103579), Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Stampin' Paper Trimmer (126889)
The Finishing Touch:  Natural 5/8" Chevron Ribbon (132982), Linen Thread (104199), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Fall Fest with Halloween Ghost & Goblins

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I recently heard on the radio that September 1st officially marks the first signs of Fall.  I think they are right....all of a sudden I've seen the store fronts loaded with beautiful blooming chrysanthemums in the festive Stampin' Up! colors of Hello Honey, Cajun Craze, and Rich Razzleberry.  The last couple of weeks has brought in cooler temps, low-lying fogs, and College football....the sea of Red to Memorial Stadium.  GO BIG RED!!  So, to celebrate the coming of Fall in Stampin' Up! style, last week's stamping class focused on the new Fall Fest Photopolymer stamp set with coordinating Fun Fall Framelits Dies.  I illustrated the technique of 'framing a focal point' with the use of a variety of Framelits.  Absolutely love all my framelits....don't know how I managed creating before their time!!

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Super easy (no spooks allowed) card recipe....

  • Crushed Curry card base measures the 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" with the fold across the top.
  • Using the Hexagon Hive Framelit, die-cut a piece of the woodgrain Designer paper from the Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper pack.  Layer the die cut onto a piece of Tangerine Tango cardstock.
  • Ink up one of the goblin faces from the Fall Fest stamp set in Jet Black StazOn ink and randomly stamp in any of the open Hexagon shapes.
  • White & Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Trim was wrapped around the Hexagon/Tangering Tango layer and tied in a knot.  To allow for the thickness of the this trim, I added Stampin' Dimensionals to this layer, then matted onto a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock that measures 4" x 5-5/16".
  • Adhere this entire grouping to the Crushed Curry card base.
  • Die cut a Basic Black cardstock piece using the Circles Collection Framelits.  I used the 6th circle framelit from the center (or, in other words, the 4th largest circle framelit)....whichever direction you like to reference.
  • Die cut the ghost (from the Fun Fall Framelits) from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and pop up onto the Circle die using Stampin' Dimensionals.  I used the Cupcake Builder Punch to create Basic Black eyes for my ghost.  Add more dimensionals to the Circle framelit and set in place onto the Hexagon layer.
  • Banner cut the sentiment from the Good Greetings stamp set (FREE with qualifying party!) with the Bitty Banner Framelits...inked with Jet Black StazOn ink and stamped onto scraps of Tangerine Tango cardstock.  Wrap them around some toothpicks and stick through the Two-Tone Trim.

INTRICATE DIE-CUTTING TIP:  When using framelit dies that have very narrow and intricate/delicate areas, use a sheet of wax paper to improve the removal of the newly cut piece from your die.  For instance, the Hexagon Hive die has lots of very thin strips to create the 'hive' edges.  When creating your Big Shot sandwich, layer in this order (from bottom to top)....Big Shot platform with all tabs (or use the Magnetic Platform), cutting plate, cardstock or Designer Series Paper, sheet of wax paper, Hexagon Hive Die, cutting plate....then run through your Big Shot.  You will find that everything will come out of the die slicker than a whistle.  For kicks, try it without the wax paper layer to see the difference in difficulty.

 

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BUNDLES:  Fall Fest Photopolymer Stamp set and Fun Fall Framelits Dies....purchase the Fall Fest Photopolymer Bundle and save 15%.  Want more savings?  Check out all of the Stampin' Up! bundles that will save you lots of moolah!  I love saving so that I can buy more of my favorites!

 

FREE EXCLUSIVE STAMP SET

Flyer_GoodGreeting-FreeHostessSet-Image-LoriEarn the exclusive Good Greetings Stamp Set when your party (or online order) reaches $300... that's over and above the regular exiting benefits of hostess rewards (or stampin' rewards).  That's right, a FREE stamp set in addition to all the other exciting and generous benefits you get when you host a party from August 28 to October 31!

This versatile stamp set covers holidays from Halloween to Valentines and more.

The Fine Print:

 

 

NEED A PRINT COPY OF THE STAMPIN' UP! HOLIDAY CATALOG and would like to place your next Stampin' Up! order through me?  Contact me to order a FREE Holiday or Annual Catalog.  As a courtesy, if you plan to order Stampin' Up! products through another demonstrator, contact them directly for your copy, please.  Thank you!

 

May God Bless You and Your Family!!

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Stamp Set:  Fall Fest (135194-Photopolymer)
Cardstock Paper:  Crushed Curry (131199), Bermuda Bay (131197), Tangerine Tango (111349), Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper (135315)
Designer Series Paper:  Motley Monters (135819)
Ink Pads:  Jet Black StazOn (101406)
Markers:  None
Great Tools:  Circles Collection Framelits (130911), Fun Fall Framelits Dies (130911), Hexagon Hive Thinlits (132965), Bitty Banners Framelits (129267), Cupcake Builder Punch (121807), Paper Snips (103579), Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Stampin' Paper Trimmer (126889)
The Finishing Touch:  White & Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Trim (135838), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Stampin' Up! Kinda Eclectic & Shabby Chic

So, how many of you are in LOVE with the new Kinda Eclectic stamp set found on page 164 of Stampin' Up!'s Annual catalog?  This was one of the stamp sets we received for free as a Convention attendee...YEAH!!  I tell ya', it was extremely difficult to refrain buying it before that time.  Pure torture!!  Several weeks ago I held a Kinda Eclectic stamping class, and I swear that I heard squeaks and squeals from the ladies stamping with this set.  LOL!  I decided to re-introduce the makings of an Easel card and to go Shabby Chic...my favorite style.  LOVE it!!!

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 Are you ready for the card recipe?  Here you go.... LabelsCollectionBrush-MDSImage-EaselCardInstruct-129336L

  • Crumb Cake card base measures the 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" with the fold across the top.
  • Take the largest Labels Collection Framelit die and place the die on the cardstock base as described in the picture to the right.
  • After die-cutting, lay the top layer down with the fold to the left side on your Simply Scored Tool and score at 1-3/4".
  • Using the same largest Labels Collection Framelit, die-cut a single Crumb Cake layer using the same placement per instructions in image.
  • Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue and glue together only the bottom portion of the single layer to the top layer (glue should only be added to the cardstock below the score line).
  • Take the 2nd to the largest framelit and die-cut 2 pieces of Very Vanilla cardstock (measuring 4" x 3-3/4").
  • Ink up the 'sunburst' in Soft Suede, stamp off onto a scrap paper, then stamp directly to the Very Vanilla cardstock.  Ink up the leaves in Mossy Meadow ink, stamp off onto scrap paper, then stamp directly to the Very Vanilla cardstock.
  • Punch 2 flowers from the wonderful Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper using the Blossom Punch (discounted on this week's Weekly Deals) and sponge the edges with Soft Suede.  Use paper snips to slice up each flower petal and then ruffle them up.  Add Stampin' Dimensionals between each flower layer and don't align the petals....rotate the top layer.
  • Punch a 1" Circle from Hello Honey cardstock and papersnip it all the way around....then sponge with Soft Suede ink.  Add some Linen thread to a Very Vintage Designer Button and use Stampin' Glue Dots to add to the Hello Honey circle.  Use Multipurpose Liquid glue to adhere to the flower piece.
  • Banner cut a piece of 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon and some Naturals 5/8" Chevron Ribbon and glue in place.
  • Add some Linen Thread
  • Add more Stampin' Dimensionals to the Blossom Flower decoration and set in place.
  • Sponge the edges of both Very Vanilla Labels dies and the edges of the Crumb Cake cardbase with Soft Suede ink.

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  • Stamp the largest butterfly from the set in Hello Honey and punch out with the Elegant Butterfly punch.  Fold (slightly) in half and only add liquid glue to the folded area.  This is so the wings will be the point of contact when the card is propped up like an easel.  VOILA!!

Stamping Off Technique Fun Tip:  The leaves you see stamped on the inside were a result of stamping off once to get the darker tone you see, then immediately stamped again to get the lighter.  Therefore, I inked up the rubber stamp one time, but stamped 3 times.  Once on scrap paper, 2nd time on the Very Vanilla layer, then a 3rd time just below the first stamped image.

 

 

EXCITING NEWS!!  The Blossom Punch is listed on the Weekly Deals until September 1st for $12.71 (regularly $16.95).  Order yours today and have some fun creating your own beautiful flower embellishments!

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May God Bless You and Your Family!!

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Stamp Set:  Kinda Eclectic (135347-WM, 135350-CM)
Cardstock Paper:  Crumb Cake (120953), Hello Honey (133678), Very Vanilla (101650)
Designer Series Paper:  Typeset Specialty (133704)
Ink Pads:  Soft Suede (126978), Mossy Meadow (133645), Hello Honey (133643)
Markers:  None
Great Tools:  Labels Collection Framelits (125598), Blossom Punch (125603), 1" Circle Punch (119868), Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526), Paper Snips (103579), Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Stampin' Paper Trimmer (126889)
The Finishing Touch:  1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon (132140), Natural 5/8" Chevron Ribbon (132982), Linen Thread (104199), Very Vintage Designer Buttons (129327), Stamping Sponges (101610), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
 

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)
 

20 AWESOME Reasons to Own a Big Shot!!

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Ok, so I think that everyone deserves to have a Big Shot in their aresenal of crafting supplies. This is a POWER HOUSE machine that will completely and totally take your paper crafting to the next level.

Here's my (David Letterman) Top 10 List 'Why You Should Own A Big Shot":

1. It's small, it's portable, it's sturdy, and doesn't require electricity so you can use it WHENEVER (during hurricane, tornado and thunderstorm seasons)

2. It's easy enough for a child to use. Seriously, I had a group of Girl Scouts working the Big Shot to create treat packages....Crafts Badge earned!

3. It cuts through almost anything! Talk about custom embellishments! Die cut aluminum flowers out of a Diet Coke can if you want. I'm DEAD serious!  The Big Shot can cut through 50 different types of materials.  See the list HERE

4. Embossing Folders! OMG! I use these all the time. I remember when I had to pay extra money at the craft store to buy embossed cardstock. Ha Ha!!!! Now I can emboss like a BOSS! **squeal**

5. Framelits - Nesting dies that take up like NO room! I have ALL of mine (and I do have them all) in one "photo memory box" from the craft store and I still have lots of room.  LOVE it!!

6. It makes crafting FASTER! I mean with some of the dies, they even coordinate with our stamp sets so you don't need to CUT THE IMAGES OUT. Did you hear that? YOU DON'T NEED TO CUT THEM OUT BY HAND!!!  NO scissors needed!

7. Your husband will even use it. Yep, they think it's cool too. It can be a 'man' tool, too.

8. They last forever! I've had mine for YEARS, and I haven't had to do any upgrades. If something does happen, Stampin' Up! guarantees full replacement up to 3 years....no questions asked!  Can't get that anywhere else!

9. Stampin' Up! is offering a SWEET deal where you can get a FREE bundle worth up to like $60!!!!

10. I'm adding to that sweet deal by offering to send you EVEN MORE! A special gift from me!

Take a look

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Here's my BONUS Top 10 Reasons "Why You Should Own A Big Shot":

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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 this special through me. In order to qualify - you MUST enter the Hostess Code - YUR7GFGD when you place your order (click on photo above). When I receive your order, I will email you and ask you for your choice of any of the Bonus items.

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.

 

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YIPPEE!!  THE HOLIDAY CATALOGS ARE COMING!  If you are a Stampin' Dreams Preferred Customer (ordered through me within the past year), you will automatically receive your free Holiday Catalog on or before August 28 (the date the catalog begins).  I'm in trouble!! because I was able to buy some of the new products during Convention....AND, I have already put in another pre-order!  YIKES!! but, I am SUPER excited!  :)

SPOILER ALERT!!  When you purchase your brand new Big Shot, you will be all set to emboss and die-cut using the oh-so-yummy new tools you'll see in the new Holiday Catalog!  Just sayin'....

 

May God Bless You and Your Family!!

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Big Shot Deal and a FREE Bundle

 

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  • TWO GREAT SPECIALS
    • FREE Bundle of your choice, when you purchase a Big Shot and/or
    • 15% OFF discounted Bundles

If you're anything like me, you absolutely love when BIG opportunities come your way. And because we all know the Big Shot is a big deal, here's an offer you can't miss; an exclusive Big Shot opportunity that lasts for the entire month of August! **squeal**  I LOVE MY BIGSHOT!!!  (yelling from the rooftop)  :)

With the holiday's fast approaching your special gift-giving packaging, home decorating and specially crafted greeting card will be so much easier with the help of a Big Shot--plus, you need some sweet Big Shot accessories.  So, Stampin' Up! has a deal for you!  With every purchase of a Big Shot in August, you will receive one of five free stamp set/framelits bundles (see below), YOUR choice!  OH.MY.GOSH!!!  This is one deal you won't want to miss-only available from August 1-31-as these bundles are one-time only exclusives.

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Do you already own a Big Shot?  You can get a 15% discount on the bundles above.  Please be sure to use the product numbers listed to ensure you get your discount!

Watch this new Stampin' Up! video of Big Shot Basics!

 

May God Bless You and Your Family!!

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Soho Subway and Typeset Alpha for Dad

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Well, that time of year is almost here....the final days of Stampin' Up!'s Retirement list for 2013-2014.  Less than one week left! That narrows down to only 6 days to purchase your favorite Stampin' Up! stamps and accessories (including the 2012-2014 In Colors) before they go into permanent retirement and gone away for good.  Check out which stamp sets and accessories are still available (a good chunk are discounted, too!) by clicking the links below.  Retiring products are only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST so order your favorites as soon as you can.  You don't want to miss out!  Many items are already selling out.

Retiring Lists

  • Retiring Stamps (Available April 21-June 4, 2014, or while supplies last)
  • Retiring Accessories (Available April 21-June 4, 2014, or while supplies last)

With that said, I wanted to share a card I used for my Stampin' Retirement Party class.  Masculine cards are always on the high "I need" list, and focusing on the retiring Soho Subway Designer Series Paper and Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies fit the 'bill'.  YEP!  Pun intended because both items are discounted at a great price making it nice and easy on your pocketbook!  YAY!!

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This card fell together so quick and easy.  Here are the card deets....

  • The Island Indigo card base measures the traditional 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".
  • The matted layer consists of some Very Vanilla sponged with Crumb Cake and a layer of Soho Subway Designer Series Paper (retiring and discounted 50%) and a piece of Island Indigo that was dry embossed with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.
  • I added a piece of 7/16" Naturals Trim Ribbon accented with some strands pulled from the 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon tied through a Basic Metal Button to the matted layer before gluing it to the card base.
  • The rectangular Very Vanilla focal point was stamped using Gorgeous Grunge and Island Indigo ink.  Before stamping onto this piece, I actually stamped the inked image onto my work surface paper TWICE and then the 3rd time was stamped directly on the Very Vanilla layer.  NOTE:  I did not reink the stamp each time I stamped....I literally stamped once, twice (on scrap paper), and three times (onto the cardstock).  Doing this process allowed me to get a nice subtle bit of color....without the little bit of color behind the die-cut letters, it looked too drab.  But that's just me.
  • The letters 'D A D' were die cut using the Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies.  To give these letters some dimension, I had some chipboard type material that I covered with some Summer Starfruit colored Soho Subway Designer Series Paper. I just LOVE these Bigz dies because they can cut through 50 different types of materials.  See the list HERE.  After die-cutting the letters, I popped them up using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • NOTE:  The Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies is a set of 26 letters, Numbers 0-9, and 2 symbols.  They are retiring and featured on the Weekly Deals that are good from May 27-June 2nd.

I just LOVE how this turned out.  The touch of Summer Starfruit Soho Subway colored letters just make the card POP! Adds to the rustic, country, woods-ey feel....perfect for the man in your life, whether he is your Dad or husband or brother or Father-in-law.  I thought this could go as a birthday card, Father's Day, or I'm Thinking of You....whatever occasion you feel fits best.  Enjoy!!

 

Lori's Stampin' Up! Promotion Reminders
  • Join my Stampin' Up! team! TWO great Starter Kit options:
    • $99 Demo Kit – Traditional Starter Kit – $125 product value
    • $50 Demo Kit – Reduced Priced Starter Kit – $55 product value (offer valid May 28 - June 30, 2014)
    PLUS, your Convention Registration is FREE!  More details are posted HERE.
  • 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!

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May God Bless You and Your Family!!

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Stamp Set:  Gorgeous Grunge (130514-WM; 130517-CM)
Cardstock Paper:  Very Vanilla (101650), Island Indigo (122923)
Designer Series Paper:  Soho Subway (130140)
Ink Pads:  Island Indigo (126986), Crumb Cake (126975)
Markers:  None
Great Tools:  Typeset Alphabet Sizzix Dies (127553), Woodrain Embossing Folder (127821), Paper Snips (103579), Stamping Sponges (101610), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Stampin' Paper Trimmer (126889), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)
The Finishing Touch:  7/16" Naturals Trim Ribbon (129287), Basic Metal Buttons (133319), 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon (132140), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)