Sunday, November 23, 2014

Check out this Box made with the Gift Box Punch Board!

Here is a box that I made using the awesome Gift Box Punch Board in the Holiday Catalog.
You can make boxes of all sizes with this awesome punch board!
The Gift Box Punch Board is on SALE TOMORROW for the Door Buster Extravaganza Sale.
Regularly $19.95- tomorrow it is:  $13.96!
This is in the Holiday Catalog on pg. 5! 
 Don't you love the tag too that I made & added to the box!

stamp set:  'Cheerful tags'
cs:  Under the Tree Specialty Designer Paper, Kraft 12x12 Paper, Garden Green card stock, Gold Foil
ink:  Garden Green 
other supplies:  Gift Box Punch Board, Tree Punch, Metallic Gold Baker's Twine, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Angled Tag Topper Punch
I had some of my team here yesterday & we spent the day together stamping!  We had a great time & made 2 1/4" square samplers!  I'll post pictures of these sometime soon.  They were super cute & we had so much fun creating them together.  Several of my team wasn't able to attend due to other things they had already scheduled in our busy lives or because they lived too far away.  We missed them!!  My next team event is going to be the New Occasions/Sale-a-bration Catalog Kick Off on December 3rd.  We get to preview together the new catalogs that will be coming out in January!  We are having a pot luck supper & I'll be providing projects for everyone to make with New Occasions Catalog products that I got at Founders for my pillow gifts!  We are all looking forward to this too.

I have the day off today & am going to go with Manda to help her. When I get home I'll work on putting things away from yesterdays class & gearing up for another busy week here on our farm.

I hope you have a SUPER Sunday!!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Click on the link below to see the Online Extravaganza SALE LIST!

CLICK HERE to see the Online Extravaganza SALE LIST!
I told you yesterday that there is going to be a BIG SALE starting, so be sure to check it out.
You can start making your list now & be ready to order when this BIG SALE goes live on Monday Monday morning!
Woo HOO!! Oh my gosh.....there is so much good stuff here on sale!

A pet sympathy card......

Here is a card that I made for a very special friend whom lost her dog a few weeks ago.
I too am a huge animal lover and know how hard it is to loose our pets.
Most pets are just like our kids & part of our family.
I know that her heart was broken & she misses her dog tons.
 I will update this post with a supply list sometime soon.

 I thought this paw print card I made with punches turned out cute.
I'm having my Christmas Get-to-gather for my team today at our home.
I'm looking forward to spending the day creating with all of them.

I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Saturday!!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, November 21, 2014

BIG SALES ARE COMING for Black Friday week!!

Woo Hoo!!  
So that means that there will be some "BIG SALES" at Stampin' Up! too beginning next week!
Sales begin on Monday, Nov. 24 through Dec. 2, 2014- THESE ARE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY!
There will be lots of current products discounted during this sale- so be sure to check back on Monday morning to see everything that is discounted!

ALSO during this sale you can SAVE 25% on the Starter Kit & join my Iowa Inkers team.  The Starter Kit will be on sale during this time too (11/24-12/2) & you get to choose up to $125 in Stampin' Up! products for your kit for ONLY $75!  You can include sale items and clearance rack items too in your Starter Kit.  WOW- that is over $50 in FREE product!
  • The Starter Kit also ships for FREE, which is another 10% savings.
  • Once you have joined, you receive a one-time 30% off discount (10% extra) on your first order of $150 or more when you place it within 45 days of signing up!
  • You can enjoy an instant savings of 20% everyday on your orders as a demonstrator!
  • DURING this SALE ONLY- you can earn an additional 5% BONUS cash back on all sales in December- which is personal purchases and outside sales too.  This cash back is in addition to your discounts and it will be paid back to you in January.
  • On December 5th, as a demonstrator, you get to see and pre-order NEW products from the upcoming Occasions Catalog and you can earn Sale-A-Bration items also.  (Customers can't order from these catalogs until January).
  • There is no penalty & you have until April 30th, 2015 to reach your $300 in sales by the end of the first FULL quarter & at that time you will automatically renew and remain active for another quarter as a demonstrator.  If you don’t reach $300 in sales, you will no longer be active as a demonstrator.  There will be no penalty or any questions asked.
  • You can run your business your way by ordering products only for yourself to get the discount or you can have a customer base & build your business.  The choices are yours!  I welcome HOBBY demonstrators to my Iowa Inkers Team! 

A Santa's Suite Gift Card Holder

Check this out.....
Here is another gift card holder that I made.  It is a pocket card too.  I thought making it look like a Santa suite would be perfect for Christmas gift cards!  And it is a quicky to make.  Isn't it cute!

cs:  Basic Black, Real Red, Gold Foil
supplies:  1" Circle Punch, Curly Label Punch, dimensionals
other:   white typing paper
This is what it looks like when the gift certificate is pulled out of the pocket.  So this card can be regiftable.

*Basic Black- 4 1/4 x 5 1/2"; 5 x 1 1/4"; 1" square punch (plus whatever you need to layer the gift card part)
*Real Red- 5 x 3 3/4; 5 x 2
*Gold Foil- 1 1/2" strip

Last night I ran to Osky to get groceries, deposit our hog check & deliver stamps along the way.  I came to get supper & spent the night away cutting the last of the Christmas card kits!!

This morning I'm headed in to pick up the boys.  We are off to go pick up our meat at the locker in Keota & deliver stamps on the way over & on the way back home too.  Tonight I'll be burning the midnight oil working on things for my downline Christmas Get-to-Gather that is tomorrow.

I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Something for you!

With the holidays approaching it is the time of year that if you are wondering what to get a friend or family member for Christmas.  Remember that you can always get them a gift certificate so that they can get some products that they want.  This year my gift certificates are going to be pouches & I've made them in a few different styles.  Here is the snowflake one.  I don't think that you can go wrong with adding snowflakes to a gift card (or anything for that matter) can you?
I think that it turned out pretty cute!!  They are just clean & simple.  I hope that whomever ends up being the recipient of this thinks it is cute too.  I know they are going to love the gift!

stamp sets: 'Trendy Trim' &' Num-Num'
cs:  Marina Mist, Basic Black
ink: Marina Mist
supplies:  Extra Large Oval Punch
other:  White Typing Paper

Gotta run.....
I hope you have a very special THURSDAY!!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday!!

Here is the card that I whipped up on Monday morning to give to Manda for her birthday!  I wanted it to be a clean & simple card & look like her.  I must have succeeded as she said she loved it!  These words are 'my sayings', that I use often when I wish someone a Happy Birthday- so I thought this was a perfect set to use for her birthday card.  These words are from the set- 'Amazing Birthday'.

stamp set:  'Amazing Birthday'
card stock:  Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral & Whisper White
designer paper:  Park Lane
ink:  Basic Gray, Calypso Coral
supplies:  1 1/4" Circle Punch, Calypso Coral Ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue Dot, Paper Snips, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
I enjoyed my day with the boys yesterday.  Since it has been so cold & we can't go outside to play, we've been working on some educational games on the IPads.  Brayden & Papa had fun at Boy Scouts last night, while I got my hair cut.  When I got home I worked on cutting more Christmas card kits all evening.  I'm gaining- but still have a few more to do.

Deke is gone to meetings again today & tonight.  Drake picked out pancakes & ham for lunch yesterday since Papa wasn't here to eat with us.  Brody gets to pick out our lunch for today- so I wonder what we'll have?  He loves sugar- so he'll probably just want cookies knowing him.

I'm planning to be home tonight- finally.  And I hope to get more Christmas card kits cut.

I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!!
Happy Stamping!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

This weeks- 'WEEKLY DEALS'- Nov. 18-24, 2014!!

A 'Santa Stache'!

Oh Mr. Santa Claus.......don't you love his big mustache!  At my November classes everyone had a choice between 2 different Santa cards.  It could have been this one here or THIS ONE HERE that I previously posted.  Which one is your favorite? I am not sure which one I like better.
sets:  'Santa Stache' & 'Holiday Invitation'
cs:  Garden Green, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
dp:  Trim The Tree Paper Stack
ink:  Black Memento
markers:  Real Red & Gold Dazzle
Blendablilites:  Skin Tone Assortment
supplies:  Red Satin Ribbon, Big Shot, Star Embossing Folder, dimensionals, glue dot, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
It was a COLD night out to be delivering stamps last night.  It is too soon to have this cold of temps.  It is going to be a long winter.  But I am thankful to everyone that connected with me!  While I was in Iowa City I made a couple of quick stops to pick up some supplies for my downline Christmas Get-to-Gather that is this coming Saturday.  (Woo Hoo- can't wait!) And I also found a pair of black snow pants for Brayden too, that we've been looking for.

I'm headed in to pick up the boys now & spend my day with them.  Deke is gone all day again today to meetings.  We are excited that Brayden will be here after school tonight.  He & Papa are going to go to his first Boy Scout meeting together.  I'm going to run to get my hair cut while they do that.  Nathan is going to referee a Jr. High BB game right after school- but won't be home too late.  So I hope I get the rest of my Christmas Card Kits all cut after supper & before I go to bed tonight.

I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Happy 28th Birthday to Amanda!!

28  years ago today, at 8:30 on a Monday morning we were blessed with a beautiful baby girl- Amanda Sue!  She had tons of black hair & was just perfect!  Gosh.....where has time gone.  I can't believe she is now all grown up!  She is a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mom & friend to many!

Snowflake from 'Many Merry Stars'

This is a fun pop up card that everyone stamping with me at my November classes got to make.  It is made using the stamp set- 'Many Merry Stars' from the Holiday Supplement Catalog. 
stamp sets:  'Many Merry Stars' & 'Bright & Beautiful'
card stock:  Smoky Slate, Night of Navy, Whisper White
ink:  Night of Navy
other supplies:  Angled Tag Topper Punch, 1/8" Silver Ribbon, dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones, All Is Calm Snowflake Embellishments, Window Sheets, Glue Dots, 1" Circle Punch, Sticky Strip

Check out the circle snowflakes I have popped up in the middle of the card.  What a fun surprise this is when you open it up!  I did a Halloween "Pop Up" card similar to this last year.  You can check it out.   Just click HERE!

Yesterday I literally stamped from the moment I got out of bed until wee hours of the morning.  I got lots of Christmas cards cut & have some more yet to do.   First thing this morning I'll be up bright & early, as I have a salad & a pan of bar cookies to make & then drop off for a funeral dinner at church.  I'll then go pick up the boys & spend my day with them.  Tonight is my monthly stamp delivery I'll be seeing many of you!  Deke has a meeting this morning & another one tonight.  

I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

A HUGE Snowflake!!

It is a winter wonderland outside at our house today!!  The ground is covered with snow!  So I thought that this card was very appropriate to post & share for today.

This is one of the cards that everyone got to make at my November classes.  I used the Snowflake Thinlit Card Die.  Cool huh!  I made it a tri-fold card.
stamp set:  'Endless Wishes'
card stock:  Island Indigo, Pool Party & Whisper White
ink:  Island Indigo
other supplies:  Big Shot, Snowflake Card Thinlit Die, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, 1 3/8" Circle Punch
*The snowflake shown here is also included in with the Snowflake Card Thinlit Die.  Be sure when cutting it out that you use waxed paper in between your card stock & your thinlit so that you can get the snowflake out easier.  You will also have to use a paper piercing tool to punch out the snowflake from the die too.

*I cut the Island Indigo card stock at 4 1/4 x 11" & put into the framelit long ways with the end of it over the framelit so that it would not cut the card stock, so that I could score it & make it into a tri-fold card.
 I had a house full yesterday here to make their Christmas cards!  What a fun day it was!  I'm glad that so many could join me & get their cards all done!!

Last night we went out for supper with the Seeley family to a new Mexican restaurant in Sigourney for Manda's birthday!!  She will turn 28 tomorrow!

Today I have a HUGE stack of Christmas card kits to get cut & orders to sort, bag & get ready for delivery.  I am home all day!  But I will be working all day.  Think I'll turn on the Hallmark channel & watch Christmas shows!

I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Sunday!!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

A CUTE 'Holiday Home' card!

Here is a quick post......I'm getting ready for my annual Christmas card class that is today.  I've been a busy bee doing LOTS of cutting of card stock.  I am excited about today & I'm looking forward to stamping with everyone joining me.  

This card is one of my November class cards.  I LOVE IT!!  And I do believe that it was a favorite of many that made it this month with me.  The Santa flying with his reindeer is just too cute.

'Holiday Home'
cs:  Lost Lagoon, Softy Sky, Basic Black & Whisper White
ink:  Black Memento & Soft Sky
supplies:  Big Shot, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Word Window Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Lost Lagoon ribbon, Confetti Stars Punch, dimensionals, Glue dots, sponge, 1/2" Circle Punch 

I hope you have a very SPECIAL Saturday!!
Happy Stamping!


Friday, November 14, 2014

'Get Your Santa On'

Check out this cute Santa!  This is one of the cards that everyone joining me to stamp at my monthly classes for November got to make.  I think he is so cute!!!  Don't you love the sparkles I added to him using a 2 Way Glue Pen & Dazzling Diamonds Glitter too.

I colored him with a Real Red Stampin' Write Marker, Gold Dazzle Marker & a Skin Tone Blendabilities Marker.

sets:  'Get  Your Santa On' & 'Holiday Invitation'
cs:  Garden Green, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
dp:  Trim The Tree Paper Stack
ink:  Black Memento
markers:  Real Red & Gold Dazzle
Blendablilites:  Skin Tone Assortment
supplies:  Red Satin Ribbon, Big Shot, Star Embossing Folder, dimensionals, glue dot, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
We have had a crazy week this week.  I have been going 100 mph & don't see any gain in sight yet.  I'll be burning the midnight oil cutting card stock all night getting ready for my Christmas Card Class that is tomorrow.  We'll have a fun day creating our cards together!!

I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A NEW Photopolymer set- 'Banner Blessings'!


Check out this new Photopolymer stamp set!  I LOVE IT!  
#136720- Banner Blessings Photopolymer Stamp Set= $15.95 
Here are some super cute cards created by the concept artists at SU!