Sunday, July 26, 2009


CLICK HERE or scroll down for DAY THREE samples!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WELCOME to my blog! I've been so excited about showing you some wonderful creations I've made with my feature set, THE MORE THE MERRIER. It's a level three hostess-only stamp set, which means you can only EARN this stamp set by hosting a party that has over $500 in sales. Contact your demonstrator - or, if you don't have one, ME! :D - for details!!! (You can view this stamp set on page 17 of your 2009/10 Idea Book & Catalog!)

I HAVE BLOG CANDY TO GIVE AWAY AT THE END OF THIS TOUR! All you have to do is leave a comment - and you may enter each day, so up to THREE entries per person! Be SURE and leave your email address so I may contact you. I'd really like to know what you think of each day's entries! The winner will receive SWEET LITTLE SENTIMENTS, a retired hostess-only stamp set, valued at $12.95!

Now, on with the show! I'm going to show you three samples each day: one card, one 6x6 scrapbook page, and one 3D project - and I'll probably have a few more to throw in as we go! :D IF you don't see something one day that floats your boat, come back the next day! :D Who knows what you might find??

Also, there are a LOT of samples on my blog. Please bookmark me, so you can come back when you have more time, and look around to your heart's content. :) My goal with my blog is to show you projects that YOU can do at home, not that you'll look at and say, "HOLY SMOKES! That's GORGEOUS!!!", and then not even attempt. :D I want you to know you can do it, and - if you don't like a color combo or a certain accessory, CHANGE IT! - and then DO it. :D

Please note: You can see any of the pictures larger by just clicking on them!! SCROLL DOWN FOR YESTERDAY'S BLOG TOUR POST!

If you have ANY questions, PLEASE don't hesitate to ask me! My contact information is in the sidebar; I'd LOVE to hear from you!


The Card

Card stocks: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay

Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Melon Mambo, White craft

Stamp set: THE MORE THE MERRIER!, Boho Backgrounds, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Accessories: IN COLOR Stampin' Write Markers, dimensionals, modern label punch, 1" circle punch, 1-1/4" circle punch, 1-3/8" circle punch, 1-3/4" circle punch, word window punch, scallop edge punch, white gel pen (frosting! :D)

Fun, isn't it! :) Make several of these up at one time, and give a card and a cupcake to your co-workers for their birthdays! :D

The 6x6 Scrapbook Page

For some reason, this set certainly lends itself to Halloween layouts! :D I had a lot of fun designing this one.

Card stock: Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie TEXTURED

Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Versamark

Stamp set: THE MORE THE MERRIER, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Accessories: 1-3/8" circle punch, 1-3/4" circle punch, modern label punch, dimensionals, embossing buddy, Chocolate Chip and Garden Green Stampin' Write Markers, heat tool, black embossing powder, watercolor brush and bleach.

This was SUPER fun to do; the bleached areas actually came out almost perfectly matching the Crushed Curry!

The 3D Project
I'm showing you the same IDEA in two different celebrations here. :) The one on the left is a great birthday bag; the smaller picture is a Halloween bag. :) They're super simple; just cut your card stock 1/4" wider than your bag. Cut it twice as tall as you want the ffront to be PLUS 1/2"! Fold it so the 1/2" is in the middle, and cut out a section for the handles to go through.

I'll put the ingredients for the Halloween bag, WHERE IT DIFFERS, in parentheses. :)

Card stock: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White (Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry)

Ink: Jet Black Stazon (Versamark)

Stamp set: THE MORE THE MERRIER, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Accessories: Dimensionals, Modern Label Punch, Assorted IN COLOR Stampin' Write Markers (Word Window Punch, embossing buddy, heat tool, black embossing powder)

Can't you see a LOT of potential for this bag cover?? Oh, and do you see my "mock brads"? :D I just colored little circles with a Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Marker! Easy, and I think it adds my all-important TEXTURE! :D

OK!! I'm off to do even MORE wonderful samples to show you! :) I hope you enjoy yourself today on the tour - and then, please take the time to STAMP something!! :)


PunchDrunk said...

Hey Lori! Yesterday it was the it's the 3-D project. LOVE the bag! You're doing a good job convincing me that I need the More the Merrier set :)

martha said...

Fun, fun, fun. What a great set and great ideas!

Cindy said...

cute bags. My mind is spinning with all the possiblilities

Lynda B said...

Love the pumpkin card, orange is one of my favorite colors.
Thanks for sharing.

jengd said...

Cute stuff! I LOVE your bags and the Halloween card pops SO much! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

my favorite is the scrapbook page - just enough - it won't take away from your pictures!

myfairlady2511 said...

Glad to see a Halloween card! Since school starts next week I'm ready to thing about fall...

Nice job--thanks for sharing!


Anonymous said...


I'm just loving all of these fun projects. I can't wait to see what you'll post next:)

Julie A.

rush8888 said...

i like the 3-d project best. this little gift bag can be changed so easily by using different colors and different themes. any would be great, because there will be a treat inside!

lisa808 said...

I really like that each day you show a card, a scrapbook page, and a 3-D project with this set. Thanks again for the chance to win your blog candy. My E-mail is lisawhs808 at aol dot com.

craftyM said...

Love this fun set, especially the card and bag with the pumpkins!

Katie J. said...

I love your ideas. I like fast projects, because that's what I have time for. These look like projects I could actually make and like! Thanks for the ideas! Katie J.

Anonymous said...

Lori, I love the crushed curry card. It could be used for a lot of things. As always, I love all the designs. Mary N.

Kathy W said...

really cute projects!

Connie Fouts said...

Very nice projects. Love the colors you choose.

Mary Davis said...

Hi Lori: Love your blog. I'm a follower. I love your Christmas bag. I was asked by the ladies of my church for some ideas on how to decorate bags. Thanks for your idea. I have this set. Great projects. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Krista said...

Great projects using this hostess set! Thanks for sharing.
Krista (

Sandra said...

that is such a neat stamp set, I love the pumpkins and what you did with them.
slbt17 at yahoo dot com

Victoria S. said...

Cute bags, cute card and cute 6x6 page!
vschnorr at go-concepts dot com

Anonymous said...

I like how you cut apart the images and used them individually, as well as all together. My fave is the pumpkin card. Thanks for sharing!

Deb said...

Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!


mjjjjtw said...

You have done some amazing things, I Love everything. Thnaks for sharing with us and Thanks for the Blog Tour. Jayne

Anonymous said...

your creations are too cute! Thanks for sharing

fam4farm said...

I really like the pumpkin scrapbook page. You're projects have been terrific. Thank you.

Beth said...

Again like the 3-D project.
bethbeaty at earthlink dot net

Janet Swofford said...

Such great samples! I love them all especially the halloween ones because Halloween is my birthday:-)
Thanks for the chance to win!

kchristensen said...

For Day 3, I really like the glitter snowmen!

Anonymous said...

I am quite impressed with the creations you are showing for this Blog Tour. I am definitely going to subscribe to your blog updates.

Karen MOyer

Anonymous said...

Love your samples and miss seeing you on the yahoo groups!! Glad to see you're still doing well!! Can't wait to check in on your blog more often!

Kimber Dunn Kindle

Kathy Salameda said...

really like the 6x6 halloween page
consider yourself bookmarked

Kathy Salameda

Sharon Steinwand said...

I love the pumpkin page!
Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

Sharon Steinwand

Susan said...

What a cute idea to give to coworkers.

Anonymous said...

Cute, cute, cute stuff!!! Love'm!

Alicia C said...

The glittery snowmen were my favorite. You made it so festive!
Alicia C

Lori Rowe said...

Love the Halloween card! It makes me want to get started on mine!

Lori R.

Anonymous said...

Great samples! Thanks for sharing!

Michele Redding

Bonnie said...

I so love the level 3 hostess set but...I don't know if I will ever obtain that much in sales...
Thanks for sharing,

Anonymous said...

This is an adorable set but I'm still loving the snowmen best! Thanks for sharing. Mary Jo

Anonymous said...

I just LOVE that 3D Snowmen votive square! What a fabulous idea! I just don't know how people come up with all these awesome ideas? That's what makes it so fun to view these tours!

Thanks for the opportunity to enter to win your blog candy!

Annette Vaughn

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