Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Mouse & Lion w/ Foxy Friends & Fox Builder Punch......

SAY WHAT?  It's nice to see some additional critters being made with these 2 coordinating StampinUP products.  Questions......please let me know.  Thank you-  Lori

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Stray Ducklings Stamp Fair (Peoria IL) & Flourishing Phrases Bundle

Card Display featuring the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set & Flourish Thinlits Dies

I belong to a demonstrator group based in Central IL and we call ourselves the "Stray Ducklings"
This is a cute picture of our logo!  Why am I telling you this?  Because.......
October 1st is our annual Stamp Fair in Peoria IL
If you live anywhere close, you should make the trip and be part of the fun!!

ME ^^^^   Here I am w/ a few gals making plans for the event.

Here are some of the cards that we reviewed last night for our Annual Peoria Stamp Fair which will be on Saturday, October 1st. Wait until you see what we have selected for the Make & Takes - You won't want to miss out! Here's a list of of the fun activities we have planned:

- Make & Takes ( 3 cards, 1 3-D Item)
- Display Boards (bring your camera)
- Demonstrations 
- Door Prizes
- Chance to win a Basket filled with Stampin' Up products
- Participate in a Service Project to Ronald McDonald House
- Receive "Swag Bag" filled with Stampin' Up Goodies from the 2016 Holiday Catalog (a $15 Value!)
- Retired Stamp Store
- Meet new friends and have great conversations with our area demonstrators and fellow stampers!
- Surprises that will awe and delight you!

Contact me today to get a registration form or simply send an email to:       and I will get you signed up to attend the event! Cost is only $35. Money and registration form must be in my hands by September 10th to secure your spot.


Monday, August 29, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set & Matching Dies Going Away Very Soon.......


Place your order before August 31st for these limited time StampinUP Products, before they are gone for good.  Check out the following samples for some inspiration just in case you are still thinking about it.....

Please take note of the last sample for a Christmas Card idea.  Need some more holiday inspiration?  Live in Central IL?  You should come to our Peoria Area Stamp Fair scheduled for October 1st.  We will have lots of ideas, demonstrations, make N takes and samples to inspire you!

Plus, you will walk away with a "Product Swag Bag" with brand new items from the Holiday Catalog!!  Sound pretty good?  Contact me at:   for all the details.

Happy Stamping!!  Lori

Sunday, August 28, 2016

StampinUP Baby Bear Stamp Set is Super Cute!!

We made this card in class awhile back & the gals thought this bear was super cute.  :)
If they did not need a baby card, it was easy to switch it up for a different occasion.
I had blue, pink, or yellow designer paper to pick from too so that was a fun way to adapt the colors.

The"Baby Bear" stamp set is shown on page 61 in the annual catalog.
The bear images come in 3 different steps to "build-a-bear" so to speak.
Don't panic though, because the stamps are marked in the case which order to stamp them in.
More detail comes to life with each stamping......SO FUN!!

If you would like to order your "Baby Bear" Stamp Set or any other StampinUP Product, please click on the "Shop Now" button above.  My on-line store is always open!! (smile)

Thanks very much for blogging with me and I hope you come back tomorrow......Lori

Saturday, August 27, 2016

More Thoughtful Branches Stampin' Projects!

All 4 of these cards were on display in Champaign, IL (artists unknown)
I went there in July for an event called "Vacation Stamping School"
Kim Peck of California has a great downline group that still lives in IL fairly close to me.
They are fabulous about sharing their ideas, and have welcomed me more than once to their meetings and demonstrator events like the most recent one.  It was a fun time!!

Thanks very much for being a blog follower of Lori's Stampin' Creations.
I post daily, so please tell a friend to stop by!  Lori Helvick

Friday, August 26, 2016

Always an Adventure Stamp Set & Matching Framelits by StampinUP!

3-D Card made by demo friend Greta Whittemore
The pictures certainly don't do this swap project justice!!
Isn't that little bear cute?

You can flatten this card to mail in a bigger size envelope.
See all the fabulous detail on this tent shaped card?
Greta really outdid herself!! 

This is a view of the inside layers.
Greta used the "Always an Adventure" Stamp Set &
"Outdoor Adventure Framelits Dies" shown on page 64 of the StampinUP Catalog

Thank you very much Greta for your hard work on our group swap & thank you all for stopping by!
Lori Helvick- StampinUP demonstrator since 1999

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Confetti Celebration by StampinUP Makes an "Easy Peasy" Class Project

This card was featured in a recent class in Morton, IL
I used the stamp set called "Confetti Celebration" & some beautiful Gold Glimmer Paper.
Color Scheme:  Sahara Sand, White, Melon Mambo
The dotted background paper is retired StampinUP but you could easily replace with a current Designer Series Paper that you have on hand!!   :)

My class attendees really enjoyed the simplicity of this card, yet the word "cute" was also mentioned by more than one lady. (that always makes my day) You could mass produce this Birthday Card in no time flat.

Thank you for stopping by.  Please consider leaving a comment & let me know what you thought of my blogpost today.  I welcome suggestions and feedback from YOU, my blog viewers!  Lori Helvick

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Large Polka Dot & Softly Falling Embossing Folders x 3 Cards

Demo Swap but artist is unknown
The white layer in the middle was embossed with the Large Polka Dot folder.

This card features the Thoughtful Branches Bundle (only available until Aug. 31st)
Again, demonstrator-designer is unknown.

Another Thoughtful Branches Bundle card idea.
Both the "For You" card above and this card feature the Softly Falling Emboss Folder.

I appreciate you stopping by on a regular basis.  Please tell your friends that Lori's Stampin' Creations blog has new posts daily (most of the time)  LOL  Thank you- Lori Helvick

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Foxy Friends by StampinUP w/ Fox Builder Punch Makes a CUTE FROG!

Very cute frog card on display at a demonstrator event.
Artist Unknown 

The punch pcs. and parts have been broken down for you.
Just adorable isn't he?

Thanks for stopping by.......Lori

Monday, August 22, 2016

Fresh Fruit is Good for You! Check out the StampinUP Variety......

Very cute cards in a case on display in Champaign.
Simple designs that you could make several of for a gift card case.

This is the front of the case that holds the above cards.
A "Wide Stamp Case" sold on page 183 was used here.

The "Sliding Star Framelits" made the track on this card so the top flower can move around!
The "Fresh Fruit" Stamp Set was used along with the "Fruit Stand" Designer Series Paper

A clever woven basket look was done for the front
Again, Fresh Fruit and Fruit Stand DSP from StampinUP were used.

If you have questions on any of these projects from displays in Champaign IL, just ask.
I'm sorry I can't give the designers credit for their work because I have no idea who made them all.

Thank you for stopping by and please take a moment to say hello in the comment section here or send me at email at:        Lori Helvick

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Thoughtful Branches by StampinUP with a Beautiful Prize Give Away Drawing!!

At the retreat I attended this weekend with Linda Bauwin, we got to make a TON of 3-D items and cards!! Stay tuned in the next few days for some more pics of those projects :)

What I'm sharing today though, can be your gift from me if you purchase the featured StampinUP product or products before the end of August.  (no worries if you have already ordered, your name will go in the drawing automatically for this gift).

You can purchase the stamp set along with the matching thinlit dies (bundle), just the stamp set, or just the thinlits to be entered in my drawing.

  • Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Bundle     144328    $52.00
  • Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set                      143539    $27.00
  • Beautiful Branches Thinlit Dies                        143538    $31.00


Check out this loot!

One of my favorite project sets from the retreat.

This would make a great gift to someone else if you are the winner!

I love this stand up 3-D card!

**Please note- the card on the left was a recent class project of mine.
I just added this to my give-away so you can win a total of 6 cards instead of 5!

Simple yet very pretty cards and very easy to duplicate if you buy the bundle!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Don't Miss Out On Thoughtful Branches.....Get Yours Before Aug. 31st

I've been having loads of fun playing with the "Thoughtful Branches" Stamp Set 
and matching Thinlit Dies!!

This was a recent class card, and I think the gals enjoyed it.
That green strip is washi tape and the black pc. of Designer Paper at the bottom comes from
the "Pop Of Pink" Paper Collection (pg. 172)

Also, I wanted to mention the brand new Holiday Catalog coming soon with StampinUP!
It will be effective on September 1st and once again the company really outdid themselves!!
I love SO many items in there......WHAT?  You have not seen the new catty?

Thank you-  Lori Helvick

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Sunshine Sayings Stamp Set and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies

My card creation for a class the other day.
Color Scheme:  Pear Pizzazz, Vanilla, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum
I used the stamp set called "Sunshine Sayings" & its matching die set "Sunshine Wishes" (big heart)

Other Big Shot Dies Used:
--Peach Bow and Row of Hearts= Mini Treat Bag Thinlits
--3 green vines= Flourish Thinlets

If you have any questions, please ask.  Thank you-  Lori Helvick

Monday, August 15, 2016

Flourishing Phrases and Flourish Thinlits Dies by StampinUP

This was a recent class project in Peoria IL
Color Scheme:  Pink Pirouette, Perfect Plum, Mint Macaron, & White
I used 3 pearls in the middle of the flowers (cut with Flourish Thinlits)

On Display in Champaign, IL
Artist Unknown
They used both the stamp set "Flourishing Phrases" and the "Flourish Thinlits"
I love this card and thank you to whoever made it!!

I appreciate you stopping by today.  If you like what you saw, please tell a friend.
Thanks very much-  Lori Helvick

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Thoughtful Branches for a Limited Time Only!

I made this card for a recent class & actually every class I have in August will feature this "Bundle".
The fabulous stamp set called "Thoughtful Branches" & its matching Framelit Dies will only be on sale until the end of August!!  Contact me to order your very own bundled promotion TODAY!

Color Scheme:  Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke

Questions?.......let me know please.  Thanks- Lori

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Bella & Friends Stamp Set by StampinUP

Made by demo friend Dina Lanzendorf
She used the cute doggy set called "Bella & Friends"
Also, the "Lucky Stars" Embossing Folder was used for the background layer.
Thanks Dina for giving me your card even though I had nothing to give you in return!!

I appreciate you stampin' by today!  Please check back often......Lori

Friday, August 12, 2016

Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Featured on 2 Card Samples

Made by Julie Weber
Features the Sunshine Saying Stamp Set & Sunshine Wishes Thinlits
You can bundle both of these StampinUP Products together and save 10%
Color Scheme:  Sweet Sugarplum, White, So Saffron, Dapper Denim

Made by ??  (Display board)
I love the colors and simplicity of this card!

Thanks and have a great weekend!  I appreciate you spending a few minutes of your weekend with me.
STAMP HAPPY!!  Lori Helvick

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Swirly Bird Stamp Set & Swirly Scribbles Thinlits by StampinUP

Display card at recent Champaign, IL event
Designer- Unknown

Swap card by demo Sue Scheets

Both these cards feature the stamp set called "Swirly Bird"
The first card above also features the "Swirly Scribbles" Thinlit Dies
This StampinUP Bundle sells for $46.75 (page 152 in the Annual Catalog)

Please contact me here, or send an e-mail to:
with any of your paper crafting needs or questions.  I would love to be your go-to gal  :)  Lori

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wetlands Stamp Set by StampinUP Makes A Great Masculine Birthday Card

This card was made by Sue Scheets
(demo in Jacksonville, IL area)
Sue used the very popular masculine set called "Wetlands"

I thought I would tie todays' card post in with some pics from my recent Florida vacation.
We definitely were by water all the time (pool or ocean) & saw some very interesting feathered creatures.
Speaking of interesting great nephews (brothers Liam & Jack). LOL  No feathers here!! 

Jack, Liam, and their Mom Audra (my neice)
My sister and I are pretty much "landlubbers" so we did a lot of observing from the sidelines!!
Very relaxing, and my kind of a vacation :)

Liam getting out of the pool and notice the ducks (or whatever they are) on the other side.
These are not statues and definitely a live feathered family!
Birds of all kinds stayed at the resort with us, and this Mom plus babies just made themselves at home by the pool that day. Nobody bothers them- and when they are done at this pool they just go to one of the others!

Thank you for stopping by today.  If you have a question about Sue's card above, please let me know.
Until the next time........HAPPY STAMPING!  Lori