Saturday, August 30, 2014

A beautiful fall wreath!!

When I first saw this wreath in the Holiday Catalog I was in love with it!

I needed a sympathy card for a couple of dear friends earlier this week
& this is what I created to send to them.
I thought it turned out super cute. 
'Wondrous Wreath', 'Woodgrain Background','A Dozen Thoughts'
cs:  Soft Suede, Crumb Cake & Naturals Ivory
ink:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede & Cajun Craze
supplies:  Candy Dot Bases, Big Shot, Wondrous Wreath Framelits, Paper Snips, 
dimensionals, 1/2" Circle punch, Mat Pack

*Everyone joining me to stamp at my September classes 
will get to make a fall card similar to this one.

*This is a Photopolymer stamp set.
To get a clear, crisp image using these types of stamps I have a 
Paper Piercing Mat under neath my card stock.
I works like a charm!!

We got clear to Columbus Junction last night & they cancelled the races due to the rain.
So Brayden, Manda, Brody, Drake, Trey & I ate supper at McDonald's in Washington
& then the boys played on the inside playground there for awhile.

Brayden is spending the day with us.
I'm headed out now to get my hair cut.
Then home to go to Manda's & help her get ready for the boys' 
birthday party that is tomorrow.
Brayden is thrilled he gets to help Papa today feed pigs, grind feed & help on the farm.
Since he is in school again now he missed out on getting to follow Papa around.

Tonight we are taking the 3 older boys & going to the Figure 8 races in Sigourney.
They boys are excited!!
I hope they don't get rained out.

Last night our internet was down- so I'm sorry for the later than normal post.
I'm glad that they got it fixed.

I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Saturday.
Happy stamping!

Friday, August 29, 2014

It is time to CELEBRATE!!!

We are celebrating!!!
Today Brody & Drake are 3 years old!
How in the world can that be?
It doesn't seem like it was that long ago that they were born.
Their arrival was definitely a day I'll never forget.
WE are SO BLESSED to have twins!
 So here are their birthday cards that I made last night.
Their birthday party theme is construction/dump trucks.
Although I rarely show projects created with retired product....
today you are seeing cards made with all current products
EXCEPT for the stamp set- 'I Dig You' is retired.

'I Dig You'- RETIRED
'Good Greetings' (new hostess set)
'Metro Type Alphabet set
cs:  Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Marina Mist
ink:  Black Memento Pad, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede
supplies:  Cupcake Punch (for the clouds), 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Candy Dot Brad Bases, dimensionals, Big Shot, Chevron Embossing Folder

I hope the boys like their cards!!
We will have a big party for them on Sunday.
Today they get a little celebration here at grandma's.
I have the house decorated with banners & balloons.
Plus have made their favorite WOOD CAKE!
It is crispix bars pressed into an angel food cake pan.
And M&M are sprinkled on the top of it for the frosting.
This cake is a Wood tradition & many of you have tasted it before.
It is very yummy!!!
Here is my Wood Cake Recipe incase you'd like to make one at your house.
 Crispix Bars

I used a whole 12 oz. box of the Crispix Cereal.

1 stick margarine
1/4 c. white karo sryup
16 oz. pkg of marshmellows (I use small ones as they melt faster)

Remove from heat: 
Stir in 1 c. Peanutbutter
Stir in  on box of Crispix.
(Add 1 c. coconut- optional!)
Dump & press into a greased cake pan or a cookie sheet.

(They don't cut very well- we just pull them apart!)


We are all headed to the races tonight to cheer on Nathan
in Columbus Junction- weather permitting.
Tonight is season championship & Nathan is leading the points.
But we got alot of rain yesterday- so we are betting that they get rescheduled.

Brayden will be here after school too- so the boys are excited to see him.

I'm off to Manda's to get the boys.
I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A 'Seasonally Scattered' fall card

Good morning!
Here is another embossed resist technique I did when making this fall card.
I used the set-
'Seasonally Scattered' from the New Holiday Catalog.
'Seasonally Scattered'
cs:  Mossy Meadow, Cajun Crazy, Whisper White, Soft Suede
dp:  Color me Autumn Designer Paper  
ink:  Mossy Meadow, Cajun Crazy, Soft Suede & White Craft Ink pad
supplies:  Big Shot, Fall Fest Framelits, Mossy Meadow ribbon, sponges, dimensionals, glue dot, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder

Yesterday I did get everything squeezed in that we "had" to do.
I connected with Berdette on things for Erin's wedding programs she is making.
I got Steven's hair cut when he got off of work.
We all got to Brayden's Flag FB game- which was alot of FUN & he did a great job!
And we all made it to the races too!
Nathan won his heat & he got 3rd in the main.
We also made a quick trip to get groceries after the races & got home really late!

The races were delayed for about 1 hour due to a bad accident.
Please keep one of the 4-cyclinder race car drivers in your prayers as 
he needs lots of prayers sent his way.
He rolled his car & was badly injured.
They air-cared him to Iowa Methodist in Des Moines.
He had head injuries & chest injuries.
He did not have his safety equipment on correctly.
It is just so sad & literally breaks my heart.
I pray he will be ok.
My heart goes out to him & his family!
I did not personally know him.
He is from Ottumwa & in his early to mid 30's.
This is just awful!

I'm off to Manda's this morning to get the boys.
We have to run to Fairfield & pick up Bayden's Papa Mark Sheetz 
& then head back home.
Papa Deke is busy with meetings all day & night today.
 I'm gonna be home alone tonight & have TONS of stamping I have to get done.

I hope you have a very special THURSDAY!!
Happy Stamping!

TODAY is the day!!!! You can now order from the New Holiday Catalog!!

 Here is a photo of the outside of the new Holiday Catalog.
Have you gotten your copy of it yet?
My 'wish list' is huge.....I want it all!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A clean & simple fall card....

I am usually not a clean & simple stamper.
But I saw a layout like this & instantly thought that I should make a fall card 
using the new Fun Fall Framelits with the square punch.
I think it turned out pretty cute!
'Four You'
cs:  Whisper White, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow
ink:  Mossy Meadow
supplies:  Banner Punch, 1" Square Punch, Big Shot, Fun Fall Framelits, dimensionals

So check out this stepped up version of the same card.
 Which card do you like better?
I think I personally like the clean & simple one the best!

It was warm yesterday- but there was a nice breeze.
So much nicer than it was out on Monday.
The boys played outside for about 1 1/2 hours yesterday morning.

We got hogs loaded out & chores done.
It was late when we got in & made supper.
I was beat & went to bed early (before midnight) for me.

I'm headed to Manda's home this morning.
The 3 boys & I will take Brayden to school & then we'll head out to our farm.
We have a busy day!!!
 I hope it all clicks & we get everything done.
Susie's Hair Hut is open to cut Steve's hair when he gets off work.
Then we are all going to watch Brayden's first Flag Football game @ 6.
Then we are headed to the races to Osky to cheer on Nathan & the 52 Racing Team.

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

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

This weeks "WEEKLY DEALS"- August 26- September 1, 2014

A "Sweet" Halloween card.....

Here is a fun Halloween card I made using the new Motley Monsters Designer paper.
I'm a candy corn girl- so thought this was fitting.
 'Ghoulish Greetings'
cs:  Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
dp:  Motley Monsters Designer Paper
ink:  Black Memento Ink Pad
supplies:  2 1/2" Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scalloped Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, 
Petite Pennants Builder Punch, Daffodil Delight ribbon, dimensionals, Big Shot, 
Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, glue dot


Had a fun day with the boys yesterday.
We weren't out was SO HOT & HUMID.
And playing inside isn't as much fun....but we had lots of tractors, trucks & 
race cars all over the house with them playing. 
We were all excited to get to see Brayden when school got out early.
He had Flag football practice in the heat.
Here is a photo of him.
His first game is tomorrow night.
We're all looking forward to going to watch him.

We will have no relief in the heat today.
School is releasing early again.
So the boys will get to play together again.

Then tonight I'm a farmer helping Deke with the hogs.
I hope that it cools down.
Have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, August 25, 2014

This Happy Haunting card is another sneak peek!!

Here is another sneak peek for you.
These stamp sets & designer paper are in the New Holiday Catalog!
You (as a customer) will be able to start ordering out of this catalog this Thursday!
Woo Hoo!!!

Check out these cute little ghosts!
They work perfectly to stamp & then punch out with the 1" Circle Punch.
Check out how I layered them with the Hexagon Punch.
 'Holiday Home' & 'Ghoulish Greetings'
cs: Basic Black, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango
dp:  Motley Monsters Designer Paper
ink:  Black Memento Ink pad
supplies:  1 3/8" Circle Punch, Hexagon Punch, 1" Circle Punch, dimensionals

We had a wonderful day with family yesterday celebrating Trey's baptism.
 Brody, Clint, Jenny, Trey, Father Charles, Steven, Manda & Drake

My mom, Dick, Aunt Virginia, Deke parents- Betsy & Dave, 
Steve's parents- Mark & Becky, plus Nathan, Deke & I 
were all at mass, the baptism & then ate lunch together at the Pizza Ranch.

They guys worked in the shop all afternoon.
And I spent my day/night stamping!
I've been a busy bee trying to get projects created for all of my upcoming
stamping events that I have happening in September!
I'm headed to Manda's this morning to get my boys.
We are excited that Brayden will be out after school today.
We haven't seen him for almost a week!

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

Sunday, August 24, 2014

For Trey's Baptism

Good morning!
Today we'll be celebrating Trey's baptism.
We're all headed to mass
& then we'll all be going out for lunch together.
 Here is the card that I made him.

'Blessed by God'
cs:  Marina Mist, Whisper White
ink:  Marina Mist
supplies:  Paper Snips, Big Shot, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, 
Circle Framelits, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, dimensionals
We had a busy day yesterday with family.
The races were cancelled due to rain-
so we all went out for supper together to celebrate Nathan's birthday.
Gosh...I still can't believe that he is 30.

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

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Happy "30th" Birthday to you- Nathan!!!

Happy Birthday to Nathan!!
Oh my gosh.....can you believe that I have a 30 year old son?
Where did the years go?
It doesn't seem possible.
 Nathan Wood Racing
He had a great night of racing last night.
He won his heat & the Stock Car Feature too!
 'Age Awareness' & Metro Type Alphabet'

I will update this post in the morning.
We are hot & tired & going to bed.

Here is a photo of Nathan after the races last night with the 3 Seeley boys!
 Drake, Uncle Nathan, Trey & Brody

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

Friday, August 22, 2014

Don't forget about these awesome deals!!

Join my Iowa Inkers Team!!
Click here for the details!
This is only available until August 28th!

$150 in product + FREE SHIPPING = $99
And the best part -- you can choose product from the 
new Holiday Catalog IN YOUR STARTER KIT!!

This weeks- "WEEKLY DEALS"!
Become a My Paper Pumpkin Subscriber!
Just click above!

You can get this for half price if you are a new subscriber!
 Click below to find out more information about this limited time only deal!

Use this Promo Code:   HALFOFF2
Regular price each month is:  $19.95 plus tax.
But NOW you can subscribe & get it for only $9.98 plus tax.
(only available when you sign up before September 10th)
 The September My Paper Pumpkin Kit!
Isn't this a CUTE Halloween kit!
Buy the Big Shot & get a stamp set/framelit bundle for FREE!
If you already own the Big Shot you can 15% off selected BUNDLES!

 Click here to find out more information!
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Another Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek!!

Oh how I love this new stamp set.
And these words are just awesome!
How fitting for me to share this today-
as I'm so grateful for all of you!
You are all such a blessing in my life!
This is a totally 'me' card.
My style & my colors.
It is a little more clean & simple than my normal style- 
but I love it!

'For All Things'
cs:  Sahara Sand, Early Espresso & Whisper White
dp:  Motley Monsters Designer Paper
ink:  Sahara Sand & Early Espresso
supplies:  Extra Large Oval Punch & dimensionals
 We are off to the races tonight to cheer on Nathan at Columbus Junction
if we don't get rained out.
The boys are really wanting to go to the races so hope we can.
Drake has to get his hair cut yet today though before he gets to go.
So I hope that goes well!

Brayden is flying to New York today for a wedding with him mom & Mike.
Sure will miss my little man while he is gone.
 And I can't wait to hear all about his trip, school & flag football practice
when I see him on Monday.

I'm off to Manda's home.
We'll go to the recycling center too on our way back out here. 
I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Short & Sweet!!

 We have super exciting news from the home office! 
The Short & Sweet recruiting promotion is here! 
It IS short: It only lasts from August 21-28, 2014.
And it IS sweet: New recruits will receive $150 in their choice of 
Stampin' Up! products for the $99 starter kit price. 
AND new recruits won't have to pay for shipping either! 
It's a great deal, an amazing business opportunity, AND it's only available for a short time.
I'd love to have you join my Iowa Inkers downline team!
So contact me NOW!
OR  you can Sign up on line HERE!  

$150 in product + FREE SHIPPING = $99
And the best part -- you can choose product from the 
new Holiday Catalog IN YOUR STARTER KIT!!

The "Frightful Wreath" Simply Created kit!

Here is what the "Frightful Wreath" Simply Created Kit looks like.
This is one of my add-on projects that you can make at my Halloween Treats class
if you'd like to come make this wreath with me!

 If you can't come to one of my Halloween Treats class you can purchase the kit 
& make this wreath on your own.

The kit includes all of the supplies listed below that you will need, 
plus the instructions.
(stamps, ink & adhesive are not included in the kit)

The finished wreath is approx. 17".
 Kit supplies include:
1 foam wreath- 13 3/4"; Black Tinsel, Pre-score Designer Paper for making the Rosette; 
Die-cut banner & starbursts; Silver Glimmer Paper Spider Web Embellishment; 
White Tea Lace Paper Doilies; Tangelo Twist 3/8" ribbon; sponge; 
beads, wire & silver cord to make the spider.

#135866- Frightful Wreath Simply Created Kit= $26.95
from the Holiday Catalog- pg. 37

NOTE:  Stamps, ink & adhesive will be included at my Halloween Treats class for you!
I LOVE Halloween & this is just so cute!

Please contact me if you have any questions.

A sneak peek of a FALL tree using 'Holiday Home'.

Here is a fun fall card.
This is an awesome new photopolymer stamp set that has TONS 
of different seasonal images in it.
It is called 'Holiday Home'.
It is on pg. 16 in the New Holiday Catalog.
Be sure to check it out!
You'll be seeing LOTS of other projects created with this 
cool new set in the coming months.

Check out the designer paper.
It is from the Motley Designer Paper on pg. 45 of the Holiday Catalog.

I did take my Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker & make 3 little dots randomly 
all over the Dp to give it more color & dimension.
And I couldn't decide which direction I liked the card going.....
so here are 2 different cards using the exact same dimensions.
They have 2 totally different looks don't they!

Did you notice the cute "little pumpkin" sitting by the tree base?
I stamped & then hand cut it out.
I used a glue dot to attach it to the card.

'Holiday Home'
cs:  Mossy Meadow, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight & Whisper White
dp:  Motley Monsters Designer Paper
ink:  Black Memento pad
markers:  Mossy Meadow, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso
supplies:  Big Shot, Circle Framelits, Star Burst Framelits, 2" Circle Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Mossy Meadow Ribbon, glue dots, dimensionals

I had a busy day with the boys.
I got Brody's hair cut & he was SO GOOD!
Then went to Osky last night to deposit a hog check & get some groceries.
Got home, made supper, got groceries put away & did farm bookwork.

I'm off to Manda's now.
HOPE to get Drake's hair cut sometime today.
Then we are home for a change tonight.
I have to get some much needed stamping things done.

Wishing you a very special Thursday!!
Happy Stamping!