Tuesday, July 28, 2015

This weeks "WEEKLY DEALS"

Here are some NEW "HOLIDAY Catalog" Sneak Peeks!

Woo Hoo!!  There are some NEW "HOLIDAY Catalog" Sneak Peeks on this Christmas card that I made as one of my Make & Takes at Stampin' Up! Convention last week!

Isn't this a cool new set?  It is called- 'Your Presents'.  
  • We did the kissing technique when we made it- so awesome!!
  • And we also decorated our envelope to match it too!
  • Plus check out the NEW Striped 1/8" Garden Green Ribbon.  This striped ribbon also comes in NEW Real Red too!
stamp set:  NEW 'Your Presents'
card stock:  Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Vellum, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer 12x12 Paper
ink:  NEW Basic Black Archival, Mint Macaron & Garden Green
other:  2 1/2" Circle Punch, White Baker's Twine, Stapler, Dimensionals, NEW Garden Green 1/8" Striped Ribbon, Glue Dot, NEW Fine-Tip Glue Pen
Home Sweet Home!  I finally got home late afternoon yesterday from convention!  We had a nice time.....but it was a long week.  I'm happy to be home to my family!  I missed them terribly!  Now I have to somehow find time to get caught up on everything that piled up while I was gone.  Nathan & Brayden stopped by last night- so I was thrilled to see them!  Manda & the 3 Seeley boys will be here pretty soon- so I'm anxious to see them.

Early this morning I'm off bright & early to be a farmer & help Deke.  It is going to be a hot day- so our semi will be here to load by 7:00 a.m.  I'll them come in, shower & have the boys.  Manda has stuff for her masters class to do, so the boys will spend most of the day with me.  Then late this afternoon I have a doctors appointment for my allergies.  

Tonight when I get home from my doctors appointment, I'm a farmer again.  We have another load of hogs to mark, sort & sell.  We'll them move pigs & get that building ready to start washing it out.  So it is going to be a super late night on the farm.  I pray that it isn't too terribly hot.  

I've gotta run.....
I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, July 27, 2015

A Wheel Barrel of flowers!

For my monthly class I made a frog card with this same layout, using the stamp set- 'You're Sublime'.
You can see that card  HERE! 

So I changed it by using the wheel barrel stamp image for this card & coloring it with various colors of markers.  I thought it turned out cute.  It is another fun easel card.  
stamp set:  'You're Sublime'
card stock: Cucumber Crush, Basic Black, Whisper White, Shimmery White, Real Red
dp:  Cherry on Top Paper Stack
ink:  Black Memento
markers:  Cucumber Crush
supplies: Big Shot, Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (small heart), Washi Label, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scalloped Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Dimensinals, Glue Dots, Cucumber Crush Lace Ribbon
Lynda & I will be heading to the airport bright & early this morning to catch our flight.  We've had a fun time in Utah- but we're both ready to be home to our families & get back to our jobs.  

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

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Another Convention Swap!

Here is another convention swap that I made.  Isn't it pretty!  I am in love with this fold & know I've share a couple of other cards here on my blog using it the past week or so. 
The clusters of flowers in this set are cool.  I really like their watercolor look image.  And I love that this flower stamp coordinated with the Pansy punch!!  

Did you notice how I sponged the Brick Wall- so that is popped out more?

And do you see the big clear dot in the middle of the flower?  That is one of the Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers.  Neat huh! 

There is no punch nor framelit for the leaves- so I had to fussy cut them with my Paper Snips.

stamp set:  'Birthday Blossoms'
card stock:  Delightful Dijon, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Old Olive
ink: Crumb Cake, Delightful Dijon & Old Olive
other:  Big Shot, Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Delightful Dijon Lace Ribbon, Paper Snips, Pansy Punch, Banner Triple Punch, Basic Pearls, Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers, Sponge, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Wow- we've had a super busy week!  My head is a spinning with all kinds of the new things I've seen & learned at this years Stampin' Up! Convention!  I have lots to share with everyone in my upcoming classes & I can't wait!

Lynda & I are headed to the Temple this morning to listen to the choir sing.  We'll do a little more site seeing & enjoy our last day in Salt Lake City, Utah.  We fly out early tomorrow (Monday) morning to head home.  I sure am missing my family & I look forward to seeing them all tomorrow night. 

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

Saturday, July 25, 2015

This year Founders Group at Convention 2015!

Wow- I am honored to have earned Founders again this year.  I'll be traveling to Utah again in September & I look forward to spending time with these other demonstrators.  

Do you see me in the photo?  If you look from the left side- I'm about 2/3 the way in.  I have a black dress on.  
image from

Here is another Convention swap!!

Look at these piles!  I made 95 of these!
I love the new Mint Macron card stock!! 
Check out the embossing folder on the oval.  I used the new Elegant Dots.
This card is the one I created & made for my Stampin' Up! Leaders Group Swap.   I tried to make it simple- but I ended up adding the ribbon & the embossing folder to make it more of a 'Susie' card.  I love the way it turned out!  I think it is very pretty! 
stamp set: 'Wild Flowers' & 'Cottage Greetings'

card stock:  Mint Macron, Delightful Dijon, Very Vanilla
designer paper:  Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack
ink:  Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron
other:  Big Shot, Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, Magnetic Platform, Oval Framelits, Delightful Dijon Lace Ribbon, Banner Triple Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Today is our last day of convention.  We are of!!  We'll be going down for breakfast soon & then heading over to the Convention Center for classes & then have our closing session for the entire group.  After that we'll eat lunch.  And then I'll have my Leaders Group Swap.  This afternoon I'll be attending a special class for Leaders.  It is to come to a close about 6:00 p.m. & Stampin' Up! Convention 2015 will offically then be over with.

Tonight we are going out for supper with some SU! friends & then we'll be doing another card swap!

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

Friday, July 24, 2015

Here is a photo of us at Convention!!

Janeen, me, Lynda & Donna

Here is another Convention Swap!

Here is another Convention swap I made. I've already shared several other cards here on my blog over the past week using this adorable stamp set 'Gifts from the Garden', with these cute flower pots & these new framelits  called- Lots of Labels.  I love how they layer so well together!
Isn't this new background stamp called- 'A World of Thanks' just so cool! I only stamped half of it onto my Crumb Cake background piece here to give it a different (asymmetrical) look.   What do you think?

stamp set:  'Gifts from the Garden' & 'A World of Thanks'
card stock:  Delightful Dijon, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
ink:  Crumb Cake
markers:   Cajun Crazy, Mossy Meadow, Delightful Dijon
other:  Delightful Dijon Striped Ribbon, Very Vintage Button, Big Shot, Lots of Labels Framelits, Dimensionals, Glue Dots,  Paper Snips
WOW- we had a long day yesterday.  I am beat!  I will update you more sometime soon.  I'm off to bed.....we'll be up bright & early again & off again for general session & classes.

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


Thursday, July 23, 2015

Our Stampin' Up! Distribution Center

Here are some photos of our Stampin' Up! Distribution Center in Riverton, Utah.  We went on a bus ride & tour there yesterday!  And I wanted to share with you.....

Check out this cool rock above that says Stampin' Up! on it & all of the pretty flowers around it.  This is at the driveway entrance.
Here is the outside of the building.
This is the door that we went into the building at.
And check out the mountain scene from the parking lot here. 

Below are some photos of the Distribution Center itself..... where the products are kept on shelves & put into the boxes when we order them & get ready to be shipped out to us.

The boxes go around on this conveyer belt as the product we ordered are put into them.  At the end of the line the boxes are all tape up with the products in them & they are ready to be shipped to us by UPS.  
Here is a picture of a pretty waterfall there too!

I am so glad that we got to go.  I've toured here about 8 times (or more) now, but I always look forward to getting to go there to see everything & all of the employees too!

Here is another convention swap using 'Wild Flowers'!

Here is another convention swap I made.  This one is for my Founder Reunion Group! I meet up with everyone for this swap this morning.  It sure will be great to see everyone!
stamp set: "Wild Flowers'
card stock:  Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
designer paper:  Pretty Petals Designer Paper Stack
ink:   Old Olive, Calypso Coral
other:  2 1/2" Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scalloped Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Calypso Coral ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals & Basic Pearls
This is a Z fold card.  Here is a photo of it standing up.  Can you see how I folded it back & how fun it is looks when you open it up?   I really like this 'Wild Flowers' stamp set & all 3 flower images in it are all pretty!  I'll be sharing a couple more cards that I created with this set sometime within the next few days too. 
Yesterday we rode the bus to Riverton & toured our Stamin' Up! Distribution Center.  It was a great day!!!  We saw many Stampin' Up! employees that we know.  It is such a beautiful place & the weather was just perfect!  The mountain scenery we could see in the distance along the way was very pretty too!

I worked on swaps all afternoon & got them finished.  Then last night we met up with my friend LeeAnn & some of her team & we went to the Melting Pot (an awesome fondue place) together for supper.  

Convention starts today!!  So this morning we are off early to the Convention Center for my Founders Reunion Swap, to pick up our bag & our convention packet!  We'll have opening General Session & then attend classes the rest of the day.  Tonight if our Annual Awards Night, so we'll be attending that too.

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

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A convention swap!

This is one of my convention swaps!  It is the card I made & shared for Sherrie's shoe box swap that we participated in last night!  It is a clean & simple card.  I love the layout of it too. 

stamp set:  'Watercolor Words'
card stock: Watermelon Wonder, Very Vanilla, Old Olive
designer paper: Pretty Petals Designer Paper Stack
ink:  Old Olive
other:  2 1/2" Circle Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Basic Pearls, Banner Triple Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

This morning we are off early to eat breakfast.  We'll then be riding the bus to Riverton & touring the Stampin' Up! warehouse!  It is a beautiful ride up & back, getting to see some awesome Utah scenery. I love going there to see the employees too.  I am also looking forward to connecting with many Stampin' Up! friends from far & near that we haven't seen for awhile.  We'll do some more site seeing this afternoon/evening.  I also have some more convention swaps that I have to finish assembling sometime yet before I go to bed tonight.  

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

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Some "thank you" notes!!

Here is a clean & simple card that I made.  I made these for Sarah, for Masen's baby shower thank you notes.  I needed over 40 of them & I didn't have much time to make them- so this is what I came up with!  I still think that they are cute!  And I used my all time favorite fall back punch- the 2 1/2" Circle Punch. 
stamp set:  Watercolor Thank You
designer paper:  retired Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack (Basic Gray) Chevron print
card stock:   Whisper White HEAVY, Smoky Slate
ink:  Smoky Slate
other:   2 1/2" Circle Punch, Dimensionals
Lynda & I had a long day of traveling yesterday.  Thankfully our flights were pretty much on schedule- only a slight delay on the last flight getting out of Dallas to Salt Lake City.  Our hotel shuttle picked us up & we were greeted by the friendly staff at our hotel that we've grown to know over the past 6-7 years.  As we always stay at the same place.  
I'm sorry for the delay in my posting.  We do have internet service here at the hotel, but it is SLOW!  Last night I tried to post & I couldn't even log on.  Earlier this morning I tried to post again & it wouldn't download my photos.  So know sooner or later each day I'll get my new post done.
Lynda & I are headed out to do a little site seeing today.  Then tonight we are going to a demonstrator stamping event.  We each brought a project for everyone else to make!  We should end up with about 30 different cards by the end of the night.
I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!!
Happy Stamping!

This weeks "WEEKLY DEALS"- July 21-27, 2015!

Monday, July 20, 2015

This is Pretty Petals Designer Series paper!

WOW!  Isn't this a bright & cheerful card!!  I've been using the new Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stacks quite abit lately & I made this quick card last night to use for today's post.  Isn't the black background just so striking!  

stamp set:  'Watercolor Words'
card stock: Watermelon Wonder, Basic Black, Old Olive
designer paper:  Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack
ink:  Black Memento pad
other:  2 1/2" Circle Punch, Banner Triple Punch, White Perfect Accents, Dimensionals
I had a great time stamping with everyone that came to my classes yesterday!  Kay & Norma were great hostesses & we all had a fun time creating together!  It was a long day for me by the time I left early yesterday morning & I didn't get home until about 7:00 last night.  

Oh my way home I stopped a few minutes to see & visit my friend Judy.  Then Deke met me in Sigourney & we ate pizza at Nathan & Sarah's home.  I had to laugh when I walked in the door at Nathan's as Brody came running up to me telling me- "I missed you G'ma since you were flying on the plane."  OH my- I just saw him the morning before (Saturday) & cut his hair & told him I wouldn't see him again until I got home, that I was going stamping & flying on a plane.  He didn't forget!  But yesterday I didn't know that I'd see him again before I did leave.  Now I won't see the boys again until next Tuesday!  YIKES that IS GOING TO BE A LONG TIME for all of us!  I wonder who will miss who more- G'ma or the boys?

I placed orders last night & finally called it a night & went to bed for a few hours- I was just beat!  I'm up early this morning to finish laundry, pack, do farm bookwork & head out to the airport with my friend Lynda!  We are headed to Salt Lake City, Utah for our annual Stampin' Up! Convention!  I am looking forward to seeing so many of my other Stampin' Up! friends there from all over the US & Canada!  We are signed up for some great classes & I hope to be a sponge that absorbs alot to bring home to share with all of you at my upcoming classes!  Our convention this year is going to focus on the New Holiday Catalog that demonstrators can start to pre-order from beginning on 08/04  & customers can order from beginning 09/01!  Woo Hoo! Fall & Winter are my favorite seasons & I'm super excited to get to see some of these new products! I wonder what new products they have in store for us!  I can't wait to see them!

I'm planning to do a blog post each day while we are gone- so be sure to stop back by each day this week to see what new things I have to share!!

I've gotta run.....lots to do yet!
I hope you have a MARVELOUS week!!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

'Watercolor Words'- what a great new stamp set!

Yes- this 'Watercolor Words' is such a great new stamp set that is in the new catalog!  I love the font, words & images in it!  It is such a versatile stamp set & I can see so many possibilities with it!

This is one of cards everyone joining me to stamp this month will get to make!  

Isn't this a cool layout too?  Be sure to check back later this week- as I've got a couple more cards that I made using this layout too!
stamp set:  'Watercolor Words'
card stock:  Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
ink:  Wisteria Wonder & Pear Pizzazz
other:  Big Shot, Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (small flower), Pear Pizzazz Ribbon, Banner Triple Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Basic Pearls
Susie's Hair Hut was open for a bit yesterday morning & I got Brody & Trey's hair cut.  So I have cut all 4 boys (Brayden, Brody, Drake & Trey) hair this week.  The big boys will have to wait until the end of the month to get theirs cut- as I ran out of time to be able to do any more. 

Oh my......I have been stamping pretty much non stop lately trying to get ready for today's class & all of my swaps done for convention, plus I made Thank You cards for Masen's baby shower too!  I'll be sharing all of these cards later this week.  I still have to finish some of my convention swaps.  I have them all stamped & over 1/2 of them are assembled.  I'll be finishing the rest of them on the airplane & when I get to my hotel room in Salt Lake City, Utah.  OH my gosh.....I must be nuts!!  I have made more swaps for this convention than I ever have.  That means that I'll have tons of samples in my baskets to share with everyone when I get home at my upcoming events. 

Woo hoo!  This morning I'm off to stamp all day!  Norma is my morning hostess & Kay is my afternoon hostess.  I can't wait to see everyone & spend my day stamping with everyone that is joining us.

Tonight I'm gonna stop to visit my dear friend Judy, on my way home.  Then I'll be burning the midnight oil packing & doing last minute things around the house- as my friend Lynda & I leave in the morning for our yearly Stampin' Up! Convention!

Gotta run.....
I hope you have a SUPER Sunday!!
Happy Stamping!