Thursday, April 19, 2018

Another 'A Mother's Flair'

Here is another cute card using 'A Mother's Flair' stamp set!  I just really like this stamp set & all of it's modern & fun images are all great!

This is actually one of the cards that everyone joining me for my April monthly stamp classes this week will be making! 

It is another clean, simple & cute card!

Check out the Blushing Bride 1/4" Double Stitched ribbon
Notice how I colored the Perfect White Accents with a Black Sharpie Marker!!  

stamp set:  'A Mother's Flair'-RETIRING
card stock:  
  • Pink Pirouette- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"; 2 3/4" strip- RETIRING
  • Basic Black- 3 3/4 x 1 3/4"; 2 1/2" strip
  • Whisper White- 4 x 5 1/4"(for inside of card); 3 1/2 x 2 1/2"; 2 3/4" strip
designer paper:
  • Petal Passion DSP- 4 x 3"-RETIRING
ink:  Archival Basic Black- RETIRING
other:  Blushing Bride 1/4" Double Stitched Ribbon- RETIRING; Perfect White Accents- RETIRING; Big Shot; Magnetic Platform; Layering Circle Framelits; Starburst Punch; 2" Circle Punch; Dimensionals, Tear & Tape
Yesterday was a busy day with the kids.  Then I burnt the midnight oil working on stamping stuff!

This morning I'm off to pick up the boys & spend my day with the 3 little ones.  Tonight I'll be stamping!  Deke is working on the farm today, but he has a meeting tonight to go to. 

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

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

More 'A Mother's Flair'

Here is a another fun card using the 'A Mother's Flair' stamp set!!  

I love the modern, bold images in this stamp set, along with the fine accents of the different flower images, along with each of them!  Each image is unique & so cute!!  I like them all!  And they all work great when layering with our different sized punches to help make a neat card!  

Click here to see another card I made using the 'A Mother's Flair' with the purse image!
Clean, simple & cute is how I would sum up this card.  Don't you think!  

Those of you that know me, know that I love black & white cards.  So here is a black & white card, with a pop of pink added to it!  

I made several of this card last week & sent them out for happy mail!  

stamp set:  'A Mother's Flair'-RETIRING
card stock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Pink Pirouette-RETIRING
designer paper:  Pick A Pattern- RETIRING
ink:  Archival Basic Black- RETIRING
Stampin' Write Markers:  Wild Wasbi, Pink Pirouette
other:   Starburst Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Yesterday was a busy day with the kids.  Susie's Hair Hut was open again & I got Brody & Drake's hair cut too!  Ainslee was here late last night with me & Masen rode in the tractor with Papa, working in the field.  As Sarah had a late meeting & Nathan was working in the shop.  I worked on orders & bookwork for awhile after they went home. 

This morning Deke is up early to chore & head to his office at the courthouse.  I am headed to town to get the boys, take the twins to school & spend my day with the 3 little ones.  The 3 Seeley boys will be here awhile tonight, as Seeley Photography is taking pictures tonight.  If I have time, I'll be stamping some before heading to bed.

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

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

'Stylized Birthday'

This is another one of the cards I created last month for my 'All Occasions' class.  I really like this stamp set.- 'Stylized Birthday'.  I love the font!  And I like that it is an A la carte stamp!  
stamp set:  'Stylized Birthday'-RETIRING
card stock:  Tranquil Tide, Dapper Denim- RETIRING, Whisper White
designer paper:  Eastern Palace Specialty DSP-RETIRING
ink:  Tranquil Tide
other:  1/2" Finely Woven Tranquil Tide Ribbon- RETIRING, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Yesterday was a busy day!!  Since the weather was so crappy again- I kept the boys busy with a new playdough set that Trey had just gotten & tracing numbers/letters & shapes on their dry erase books.  Brayden was here after school.  So Susie's Hair Hut was open for business & Brayden & Papa both got short/summer hair cuts!  Hopefully tomorrow I can get a few more done- as the other 4 boys need it too.  I then worked on placing orders & catching up on emails & laundry.
This morning I'm up early to work on placing orders & will then head to town to get the boys & take them to school.  I'll spend my day with the 3 little ones.  I'll work on orders & stamping tonight when everyone has gone home.
I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, April 16, 2018

An On Stage treat!

Here are the little treats that I made for my team that went to On Stage with me.   I put a package of gum inside of them.  

I used my favorite 2017-2019 In Color- Lemon Lime Twist to make them.  
I used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch for the top & the bottom of it.

How did I do it?
  • It is an 8 1/2 x 2" piece of card stock.
  • Score it at 1", 4 & 4 1/2" from one end.
  • Punch both ends using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
  • I used a glue dot to hold one the tab down & adhered it using the Circle words.
  • I tied a 12" piece of ribbon around it (putting it under the tab).
  • DSP- 1 3/4" x 2 3/4"- to put on the front.
stamp set:  'A Good Day'
card stock:  Lemon Lime Twist, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
designer paper:  Eastern Palace Specialt
punches:   1 3/4" Circle, 1 3/8" Scalloped Circle, 1" Circle
ribbon:  1/4" Lemon Lime Twist
other:  dimensional, glue dot

My friend LeeAnn shared with me, a similar treat she had made & put a smaller candy bar in hers.  Thus the pocket wasn't as big as this one, so her measurements were different.  But she was my inspiration for this cute little treat holder!
Yesterday was a long day.  We woke up to snow again!!!  

I got up early yesterday morning & finished getting everything all packed up & loaded into my car.  As i was headed out to N. Liberty for my monthly class there.  Kathy was our hostess this month!  She had a whole buffet of yummy food!  Even though the weather wasn't the best- we had a good crowd & a great time stamping together!  

I stopped on my way home to pick up a pizza for our supper & Deke was just getting in when I pulled into the driveway!  I answered emails & got caught up on some paper work before calling it a night.

This morning Deke is up early to chore & head to the office for a weekly board meeting.  I'm off to go pick up the boys, take the twins to school & spend my day with the 3 little ones.  The 3 big ones will be here after school.  And I'll place orders & do some stamping tonight when the kids have gone home.

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

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Another 'Waterfront'

Are you tired of this stamp set?  I have used it a lot!  If you want to see all of the other cards I've posted on my blog you can go to the search bar on the right hand side- just scroll down...and type in- Waterfront.

Wow- here is another beautiful 'Waterfront' card!  Check out the simplicity of this card.  But it is still very pretty!
stamp set:  'Waterfront', 'High Tide' (for birds) & 'Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts' (for the words)
card stock:  So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Night of Navy
ink:  Night of Navy, So Saffron
other:  Dimensionals

I've had stamping classes all weekend & on the go!
Yesterday I had a great group of stampers here at our home.
This morning I'm off to N. Liberty for my monthly class there.
I hope you have a SUPER Sunday!!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

More 'Waterfront'

Good morning sunshine!  Wow- Check out some of nature's beauty here.  This is another beautiful card using the 'Waterfront' stamp set.  Every time I use this stamp set I'm just amazed at how easy it is to use & how cool the images in this set are.  And I'm in awhhh over the outcome.
Just look at the bright sun, blue sky & rolling hills here.  Neat huh!
This card could be used for many different occasions- don't you think!  

stamp set:  'Waterfront' & 'Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts' (words) & 'High Tide' (birds)
card stock:  Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Whisper White
ink:  Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Black Mementoother:  Dimensionals
Yesterday was a busy day with my kids.  When they left,  I hurried to finish getting the tables/chairs & projects all out for my stamp class.  I had a great group that joined me to stamp last night & we had a fun time visiting & stamping together.  When everyone was gone I made Deke some supper & went to ride in the tractor with him for a few rounds.  He burnt the midnight oil in the field again.  The weather said it was suppose to rain......but as of right now when I'm typing up this  post at 12:35 a.m- it still hasn't rained here yet.  So who ever knows what the weather is going to do.  I think it is all a guess that is often wrong.

Deke is up early this morning to chore & then he'd going to a equipment sale in Sigourney.  I'm getting everything all picked up, cleaned up & set up for my class I have this morning here.  I'm looking forward to seeing everyone that is joining me!

I'll have the 3 Seeley boys for a couple of hours this morning too.  They then have a soccer game & pictures, so Deke will run them to that.  

This afternoon I'll be cleaning up from this mornings class.  And packing everything up, as I have a class tomorrow in N. Liberty.  I have most of the cutting done.  I just need to do a little more Big Shot things & fold all of the card bases yet.  And I'm praying the weather is good so we can all stamp together!

Tonight we are suppose to go to a Rabgrai supper in Sigourney.  We'll see what the weather is like & how tired we are.  We haven't had much sleep this week & I would actually just like to stay home.  So that is what my vote is going to be for. 

Gotta run......
I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Saturday!!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, April 13, 2018


Well-  yesterday was an amazing SPRING like day- FINALLY!!!  The kids LOVED it & so did I.  We played outside yesterday a couple of different times, for a few hours.  It was wonderful to get out of the house & run off some energy.  They had FUN!  YEAH!!!!!!  

So today's card is my spring sunset card, using the amazing 'Waterfront' stamp set!  How fun, easy & pretty this set is to use.  And the possibilities & results are endless!!
Honestly- this looks like my back road drive to Manda's house.  But I see the sun coming up every morning!  It reminds me of this photo!  I'll have to make a card & share it with that in mind sometime.

This just looks like it is a photo out of a book.  I love it!

stamp sets:  'Waterfront', 'Friendships Sweetest Thoughts' (words on front), 'High Tide' (birds)
card stock: 
  • Old Olive- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
  • Basic Black-  5 1/4 x 4"
  • Whisper White-  5 x 3 3/4" (x2)- for inside & outside of card
inks:  Black Memento, Old Olive, Cajun Crazy, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango
other:  Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals

So this card is my first attempt......I thought I got a little too much sponging in the sky.  So I wasn't going to share it, but decided I'd go ahead & show you anyways.  It is still pretty isn't it!  It is just a little darker in the sky. 
Yesterday was a busy & good day with all of the kids.  Deke worked in the filed again until after midnight.  And I burnt the midnight oil cutting card stock.

This morning Deke is up early to get chores done & head to the field to get as much done as he can before it rains today.  I'm up early to get some cleaning done before I head out the door to Manda's.  I'll take the twins to school & then spend my day with the 3 little ones.  Tonight when the kids are gone I'll be hurrying to get tables, chairs & projects set up!  As I have stampin' at our home here tonight!!  I have a house full coming & I am looking forward to seeing everyone & stamping!  I have 6 super cute cards created!!  Woo hoo!!

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

Thursday, April 12, 2018

NEW COLOR COLLECTION- available June 1st, 2018!

At our Stampin' Up! On Stage event that I attended in Wisconsin last weekend, we were told about the NEW Color Revamp that will be starting on June 1st, 2018!  Just take a look at ALL of these beautiful colors together!!  Some of the previous colors are retiring.  And some of the previous colors are moving to another color family!  And then some of old retired In Colors are coming back to be a permanent color in our Color Collection!  WOW- lots of new changes!  It is awesome!! 

I know I am SUPER EXCITED about this new Color Revamp!!  I got to pre-order them & my order arrived yesterday!!  They are all just gorgeous together!!  

I am sad that some of my favorite old colors are retiring, just as I'm sure you are too!  But with all of these new choices I'm sure we'll end up having a new favorite color!  

Check out the New In Colors & the In Colors from last year!  WOW!!!  I got my New In Colors yesterday too that I pre-ordered.  And I can't wait to find time to create with all of my new things!!  

Which Color is your favorite out of these?  
Leave me a comment!  
I'd love to know what you are liking!  

Along with the Color Revamp, we are also getting a new style of ink pad!!  
It just pops up to open.  I think you'll love it!!  
 So here is a close up look at the 12 new Core Colors added to our collection!  
I have them in the photo at the very top of this post, with all 40 colors.  
But it is easier to see them when they are pulled out individually here. 

'Birthday Wishes for You'

Here is another card that I did as a project for my team & other demonstrator friends to make while we were in Milwaukee last weekend.  

This stamp set only has 2 stamps in it- but it is so cute!  I like the big font size, along with the flagged banners it has in it.
stamp set:  'Birthday Wishes for You'
card stock:  
  • Tranquil Tide- 4 1/4 x 11"; 1/2" strips (to stamp banners on & fussy cut out with Paper Snips)
  • Night of Navy- 2" strip for punch; 4 1/4 x 2 1/4"
  • Very Vanilla- 4 x 5 1/4" (for inside of card); 4 x 2"
designer paper:  True Gentleman DSP- 4 x 2"ink:  Tranquil Tide
other:  Everyday label Punch, Regals Enamel Dots, Tranquil Tide Ribbon, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Yesterday was quite the day.  It just seemed that everything I did, didn't go as planned.  Drake was still sick.  So I spent my day with the 2 little ones.  And Brody was here for awhile after school.  I burnt the midnight oil stamping!  And Deke burnt the midnight oil in the field.  Nathan, Sarah & the kids went racing.  Nathan got 4th in his heat & ended up in a wreck & not finishing the main.  Tough luck being his first night on the track in 2018.  Hope he can get it fixed & we all plan to go racing next Wednesday night in Osky for their season opener. 
Some good news from yesterday is that my mom's heart cath was she was home mid afternoon.  So thanks for the prayers!  
This morning Deke is headed out to chore & then spend the day in the field.  I'm up early to stamp some.  I'll then go to town to get the boys & take the twins to school.  I'll spend my day with the 3 little ones.  And tonight the 3 big boys will ride the bus here after school.  I'll be burning the midnight oil stamping again when everyone is gone.  
I hope you have a great Thursday! 
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

'A Mother's Flair'

When I went to Milwaukee last weekend I took some card projects for my team & stamping friends to make.  This is one of the cards.  This is a cute stamp set.   I love this little purse!

The font & the words in this stamp set- 'A Mother's Flair' are super cute too!  These words are perfect for many different occasions.

stamp set:  'A Mother's Flair'
card stock:  
  • Powder Pink- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"- fold in half for card base
  • Tranquil Tide- 4 1/4 x 1"
  • Whisper White- 3 1/2 x 1 1/2"- to stamp outside words on; 2 1/2" strip- to stamp purse on & punch out; 4 x 5 1/4"- inside of card
  • Black- 2 3/4" strip for punch; 3 3/4 x 1 3/4"
designer paper:  Whole Lot of Lovely- 4 x 3"
ink:  Archival Basic Black
Stampin' Write Markers-  Powder Pink & Tranquil Tide
other:  2 1/4" Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch, 4" Shimmery Powder Pink Ribbon, Basic Pearl, Wink of Stella, Dimensionals, Glue Dot
We burnt the midnight oil again last night.  I was stamping & Deke was in the field.  

This morning we are up early.  Deke is headed out to chore & off to Mt. Pleasant for a meeting there.  I'm up early to work on stamp stuff & then head out to town to get the boys, take the twins to school & spend my day with the 3 little ones.  Hopefully the twins go to school today- as Drake was sick yesterday & Manda took him to the dr yesterday afternoon.  And then Brody fell at recess & hurt his ankle- so hopefully he can walk on it & it is better this morning.  I'm so ready for Spring & healthy kids.  

Tonight our plan as now is be in town at 6:30 for the twins first soccer game.  I'll hurry home & burn the midnight oil stamping again.  I have 3 classes this weekend & lots yet to do.  And Deke plans to work in the field again late tonight.   But there is alot going on today, so who knows if things will all go as planned or not. 

Please keep my mom in your prayers today.  She has heart catheter procedure done.  If there is a blockage, as they think there is, then she'll have a stint put in & have to stay over night.  I hope everything goes well. 
I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!!  
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The RETIRING Lists & LOTS of information!

LOTS OF News! 
WOW- I've had many questions from many of you!!  I know- there is a ton of things to absorb right now!!  You will see lots of ink pads and card stock on the retiring list because they are doing a COLOR REVAMP of our color families. Some of the current colors are retiring and some of them are being moved to a different color family!!  There will also be some new colors and some returning In Colors in the the COLOR REVAMP that starts on June 1, 2018 in the new Annual Catalog.

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or 
if I can help you in any way!

NOTE:  Flirty Flamingo is NOT RETIRING- it will now be in one of the new Color Families with our color REVAMP!
Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, 
Sweet Sugarplum
Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder
Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Marina Mist
Always Artichoke, Eggplant Envy, Island Indigo, 
Perfect Plum, Rose Red     

Click on these links to see the RETIRING lists. 
*Click here to see the 
Occasions 2018 Retiring List!

AND here are the 5 returning In Colors that will be
coming back in the NEW Annual Catalog on June 1st-
  • Poppy Parade 
  • Flirty Flamingo
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Mint Macaron
  • Blackberry Bliss 

An On Stage gift

Here is a little gift I took for some friends at On Stage.  I love my Tutti-Fruitti Sequins & hope they like them too!  

How did I do it?
  • I put them in a cello bag
  • Added a white doily that I folded in half
  • Made a Banner with the Triple Banner Punch
  • Added some words & punches to it.  
  • Then attached it with one of the Birthday Mini Binder clips
  • And tied on a piece of ribbon to the clip!  
  • Quick, easy & cute huh!
stamp set:  'A Good Day'
card stock:  Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White
designer paper:  Naturally Eclectic DSP
ink:  Archival Basic Black
other:  Lemon Lime 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon, Birthday Mini Binder Clip, White Doily, 1" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Scalloped Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Dimensionals
Yesterday was a busy day with kids.  Last night I burnt the midnight oil stamping!  Deke had 2 meetings last night after supper- in town, so I was home alone.
This morning Deke is up early to chore & head to another meeting.  I'm up to go take the boys to school & spend my day with the 3 little ones.  I'll be burning the midnight oil again tonight stamping!
I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, April 9, 2018

LAST - CHANCE PRODUCTS- while supplies last only or until May 31, 2018!

Stampin' Up! just released their retiring products lists from the Occasions & Annual Catalogs!  You can click on the links below to see them!  These items are while supplies last only OR May 31, 2018!
CLICK HERE to see the Occasions Catalog Retiring List-

CLICK HERE to see the Annual Catalog Retiring List -
CONTACT ME for more information or place an order!!!

  • If you are in one of my monthly groups- please contact me to get your hostess code so that the hostess gets credit for you order!
  • If you place an order of $150 or more- DO NOT use a hostess code- do your own book party & earn hostess rewards for yourself! 
  • If you are not in one of my monthly groups- here if the April Hostess Code is:  9C3WFJXU

A winter 'Waterfront'

Well- really is it April?  And we have SNOW again!!  Thankfully not tons, but there is some on the ground again.  We are suppose to be having sunshine, green grass & seeing some flowers!  

So with our snow we have, I thought this winter/snow card using the 'Waterfront' stamp set was very fitting to share today!!

I LOVE this stamp set & it is sooo easy to use.  It has endless possibilities & it just amazing!

Check out this card.  
How did I do it?
  • I stamped the trees onto the Night of Navy card stock using the Black Memento Ink.  
  • I then stamped the moon & the snow using the White Craft ink pad.  
  •  I then used a sponge dauber & add more snow to the bottom of the card.
 Isn't it awesome!!!  Clean, simple & pretty! 
I used the awesome words from the 'Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts' on page 34 in the Occasions Catalog.

stamp sets:  'Waterfront' & 'Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts'
card stock:  Night of Navy, Basic Black, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White- for the card base
ink:  Black Memento, White Craft
other:  Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals
Gosh- It sure it good to be home.  I didn't sleep at all while I was gone.  Missed Deke, our kids & grandkids!  And it was wonderful to sleep in my own bed last night.  

This morning Deke is off to chore & head to the office for his weekly board meeting.  I'm off to pick up the boys, take the twins to school & spend my day with the 3 little ones.  Tonight the boys will be here after school for awhile.  When everyone is gone home I'll be a busy bee trying to catch up on everything from being gone & getting ready for all of my upcoming stamp classes that I have this week!

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

Sunday, April 8, 2018

'Heartland'- My On Stage Swap!

I am sorry I have been missing for a couple of days.  While I was in Wisconsin, I didn't have internet access.  But I am now home, so I'll be back to posting something new each day again!  So be sure you check back in the morning to see another card that I've made. 

I left Friday morning & went to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to a Stampin' Up! Centre Stage event for leaders on Friday night.  And then I attended an all day event called- On Stage for all demonstrators, on Saturday.  I had a great time with my team & other demonstrator friends from far & near that I got to spend my weekend with.   We had a good trip!  We learned alot!  And I have LOTS to share with each of you in the coming weeks/months!   My mind is just spinning as it is full of so much!!  

I am SO EXCITED LOTS of awesome new things!  
  • I got to see the AMAZING NEW Annual Catalog- that goes live on June 1st, 2018.
  • I got some NEW products that I'll be using in upcoming classes & blog posts.
  •  I saw the NEW In Color and LOVE them!
  • and just SOOOO much more......
But per SU! rules I can only share things that I have learned & saw this weekend at certain times.  So stay tuned & be patient.  You'll want to see & know about it all!!  I'll post & share as much as I can when I can- I promise!
This is a great guy card that could be used for many different events!!   I used the 'Heartland' stamp set. 

This is the card that I made for my On Stage swap.  What a great stamp set it is!  And I especially love it since it looks like our old John Deere tractor & our Chocolate Lab- Coca.  I also really like these words too.  

 Isn't this Hounds Tooth DSP pattern also just great!!  It is from the True Gentleman's DSP on page 45 in the Occasions Catalog.
stamp set:  'Heartland'
card stock:  
  • Chocolate Chip- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"- card base; 2 1/2 x 2 1/2"
  • Very Vanilla- 4 x 5 1/4"- for inside of the card; 2 3/4" strip to stamp & punch out the tractor/dog
  • Crumb Cake- 2 3/4 x 3 3/4"- 1" strip that I used my Paper Snips to flag it
designer paper:  
  • True Gentleman DSP- 5 1/4 x 1 1/2"
ink:  Chocolate Chip
other:  2 1/4" Circle Punch, Crumb Cake ribbon, Triple Banner Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dot
I hope you have a GREAT rest of the day/weekend!!
Be sure you check back again in the morning to see what card I've created.  
Happy Stamping!