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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Here is a fun triangle fold card that everyone joining me for my May monthly classes got to make with me.  I haven't done a fold like this for years.  It is so easy to do!
Here is what it looks like shut!

Check out the cute strawberries here too.  What a cute stamp set & coordinating strawberry punch.
Here is a what it looks like opened up!  Neat huh!

Check out the supplies & the measurements below-


stamp set:
'Fruit Basket'- #145833 (photpolymer only)= $16.00- pg. 29 OC RETIRING
card stock: 
  • Wild Wasbi (24)- #108641= $8.00- pg. 186  RETIRING  4 1/4 x 11- score 5 1/4"- cut diagonal; 1 1/2" strip
  • Real Red (24)- #102482= $8.00- pg. 186  2 3/4 x 3 1/2"
  • Lemon Lime Twist (24)- #144245= $8.00- pg. 184  2 1/2 x 2 1/2" 
  • Whisper White (40)- #100730= $9.00- pg. 185  4 x 5 1/4"; 1" strip (x2); 2 1/4 x 2 1/4"
designer paper: 
  • Tutti-Fruitti 6x6 DSP stack- #145606= $10.00- pg. 29 OC RETIRING  4 x 5 1/4"- diagonal cut
ink:  Real Red- #126949= $6.50- pg. 186
Wild Wasabi- #126959= $6.50- pg. 186- RETIRING
Black Memento-#132708= $6.00- pg. 200
other:  1 3/8" Scalloped Circle Punch- #146138= $16.00- pg. 17 OC
Lemon Lime Twist ribbon- #145611= $8.00- pg. 29 OC RETIRING  4"
Mini Dimensionals- #144108= $4.00- pg. 203
Classic Label Punch- #141491= $18.00- pg. 206
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Yesterday was a kind of a quite day.  The Seeley's weren't here & I didn't have to go to town to take them to school.  I just had Masen & Ainslee & we didn't do much.  I've been fighting bad allergies all week, a cough & tightening check.  I woke up this morning though feeling worse, like I had an elephant on my chest.  I had called my dr on Wednesday & he is on vacation until next week, so I couldn't go see him.  I am pretty sure I have the start of walking pneumonia.  It was January 2017 the last time I had it & thankfully I had refilled my prescription, so I started back on prednisone.  I hope I feel better soon.  If not I'll be going to the dr when he gets back next week. 

So last night we didn't do much.  I laid on the couch & we watched a couple of movies & went to bed early.  
 
This morning I'm up early to go get my hair cut.  This is the first Saturday I've had off in weeks & I have a huge list of things I need to get done.  Hopefully I feel better & can get alot done.  

I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Saturday!!
Happy Stamping!!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Friday, May 25, 2018

Another 'Animal Outing' with the kangaroo!

Here is another card I made using the NEW 'Animal Outing' stamp set!  This time I used the kangaroo.  And check out her pouch- there is a little koala bear in it.  Cute huh!

I used several NEW product here.  Check out the-
  • card stock- Lovely Lipstick 2018-2020 NEW In Color
  • ribbon- 1/8"Lovely Lipstick Grosgrain ribbon
  • corner punch- using the Detailed Trio Punch
  • hole ribbon is through- using the Detailed Trio Punch
  • & the designer paper- Garden Impressions 6x6 stack
This is one of the many swaps I've been creating the past week that I'm swapping with other demonstrator friends from around the US.  It is just so much fun playing with NEW products!!  I love the NEW 2018-2019 Annual Catalog!  I am super excited about lots of things in it & am so looking forward to sharing with all of you in the coming months!  

I have one more swap to get completed & in the mail & then I'll be working on my projects for my upcoming June NEW Catalog Release classes!!  Woo Hoo!

stamp set:  'Animal Outing'- NEW
card stock:  Lovely Lipstick, Smoky Slate, Shimmery White
designer paper:  Garden Impressions 6x6 stack
ink:  Basic Gray
Stampin' Blends:  Light Smoky Slate, Light Crumb Cake
other: 1/8" Lovely Lipstick Grosgrain Ribbon, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (for the small heart), 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Scalloped Circle Punch, 1 1/2" Circle Punch, Detailed Trio Punch (for the rounded corners & the holes for the ribbon), Dimensionals, Glue Dots
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Yesterday was a crazy day with all of the kids, but it was fun!  It is always great to have them all here together.  We played outside, visited Grandma Betsy, Grandpa Dave visited us, checked out the pigs, etc... we were very busy!  Last night we all went to Brayden's baseball game.  They lost.......he was bummed.  And then I burnt the midnight oil stamping when we got home.

This morning Deke is up early to chore, head to another meeting & then home to powerwash.  We are getting ready to get new baby piggies next week.  And I'm up early to stamp before the kids get here.  Then today I only have Masen & Ainslee.  Tonight when they go home I'll work on my piles of things to catch up on.  I have the whole weekend off, so hope to get caught up on things around here & tons accomplished. 

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

SUSIE

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Another 'Animal Outing' sneak peek!

Here is a cute, yet clean & simple card using the 'Animal Outing' giraffe again.  Isn't he so cute!!  

This is a new stamp set that will be available on June 1st in the NEW Annual Catalog.  
stamp sets:  'Animal Outing'
card stock:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Whisper White
designer paper: Garden Impressions (6x6 stack)
ink:  Black Memento
Stampin' Blends:  Dark Daffodil, Light Old Olive, Bronze
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Layering Circles Framelits, 2 1/4" Circle Punch, Starburst Circle Punch, Dimensionals
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Yesterday was a busy day with the kids.  And then last night we all went to the races.  It was a bad night.  Thankfully Nathan is ok, but we have a totaled race car.   It is now a pile that will go in the bone yard.  It wouldn't even fit in the enclosed trailer, so Deke road home with the wrecker guy & he brought it home to our shop. 
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It was a short night.  I burnt the midnight oil stamping when we got home. 
 
This morning Deke is up early to chore & head to Ottumwa.  He has 2 different meeting down there today.  I'm up early to stamp!  And then I'll spend my morning with the 3 little ones.  The 3 big boys will be here about 11:30- as today is the last day of school & they are done early.  So I'll have lunch ready almost ready when they get here.  And I'll spend the rest of my day with all 6 of them.  Tonight we are all going to Brayden's baseball game.  
I hope you have a great Thursday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

NEW Catalog Sneak Peeks & I used the Stamparatus!

Last week I burnt the midnight oil almost every night stamping!  I was working on swaps that I am doing with some of my demonstrator friends.  Plus I was getting ready for my 4 stamp classes I had last week/weekend too.  This week I still have some more swaps I've got to get done & mailed out too!  At my June classes I'll have LOTS of cards from these swaps, in my baskets & on my display board- with NEW products.

So check out this adorable card!!  It is one that I created for one of my swaps.  And I used LOTS of NEW products when creating it!
Here is my pile of giraffe's!  I stamped them, punched them out & then had to color them with my Stampin' Blends.  
Don't they look cute all colored & layered!
Look at this!  I used the Stamparatus with the Alphabet set to make the card front background.  Check out this photo to see how I lined them all up onto both plates & then stamped each of them.  
I had the 1st & 3rd lines on one plate & the 2nd & 4th lines on another plate.
And this is how they turned out!  Neat huh!  The type A person I am- just had to have the alphabet all in the correct order!  Even though the DSP strip through the center of the card doesn't allow you to see it all. 
stamp sets:  'Animal Outing' & 'Lined Alphabet'
card stock:  Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Whisper White
designer paper: Garden Impressions (6x6 stack)
ink:  Black Memento
Stampin' Blends:  Dark Daffodil, Light Old Olive, Bronze
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Layering Circles Framelits, 2 1/4" Circle Punch, Starburst Circle Punch, Dimensionals, 1/4" Copper Trim
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Yesterday was a busy day with the kids.  And last night we went to Brayden's ball game.  His team won.  They looked good.  Deke & I, Nathan, Sarah & kids, the Seeley family, my mom, Aunt Kathy & Sarah's parents were all there to cheer them on.  I worked on stamping stuff when I got home.

This morning Deke is off early to chore & head to his courthouse office.  I'm off to town to get the boys, take the twins to school & spend my day with the 3 little ones.  We'll all be going to the races tonight to cheer Nathan on.  I hope he has good luck!

Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

'No Bones About It'

Check out Trey's birthday invitation!  It turned out SUPER CUTE!!  We used the 'No Bones About It' stamp set that is retiring.  He was so excited when he saw it.  It met his approval.  So that was great!  Trey's room is decorated with dinosaurs.  So that is what he wanted his birthday theme to be.  

Manda came up with the wording for inside invite & she wanted a pocket card.  So this is what we created together.  The colors were choose, as this is the colors that his plates, napkins & cups for his party will be.  

We used NEW Blueberry Bushel, RETIRED Green Galore & RETIRING Tangerine Tango.
This is what it looks like when you pull out the invite.  Neat huh!  

What do you think?

stamp set:  'No Bones About It'
card stock:
  • Tangerine Tango- RETIRING
  • Green Galore- RETIRED
  • Blueberry Bushel- NEW & available on June 1st
  • Whisper White 
inks: Green Galore, Black Mementoother:  1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tear & Tape, Staples
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Yesterday was a busy day with kids.  Last night when they left I worked on entering orders & stamping things.

This morning I'm up early & headed to Manda's, as she has an early meeting.  I'll take the boys to school & then spend my day with the 3 little ones.

Tonight Brayden has a ball game that we are all going to go to.

Gotta run........
I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Monday, May 21, 2018

'Picnic Basket Builder Bundle'

Here is another card that everyone made with me at my May monthly classes.  I used some retiring products.  And a new product that will be available on June 1st.  Check out the tulip!  It came from the Vases Builder Punch.   It will be one of those new things you'll want to add to your wish list for sure!  

This stamp set & coordinating framelits can be purchased as a BUNDLE or individually.  They are both RETIRING!  


This bundle has some awesome images in it!  And they would work perfect for many different projects.  I love the checkered cloth, bottle of wine, wine glass & more!  Looked it up in the Occasions Catalog on pg. 6!  You can click HERE TOO TO SEE IT in my on line store!
Here are the supplies & the measurements that I used- 

stamp set:
'Picnic for You'- #145860- (photopolymer only)= $17.00- pg. 6 OC RETIRING
card stock:
  • Wisteria Wonder (24)- #122922= $8.00 - pg. 186 RETIRING    5 1/2 x 8 1/2"; 1/2" strip (for flowers); 2 3/4" strip for the circle
  • Pear Pizzazz (24)-#131201= $8.00- pg. 186     5 1/4 x 2 1/4"; 4 1/2 x 11/4"
  • Whisper White (40)- #100703= $9.00- pg. 185    2 3/4" strip; 4 x 5 1/4"
designer paper:
  • Delightful Daisy DSP- SOLD OUT  5 x 2"
ink:  Old Olive- #126953= $6.50- pg. 186
Soft Suede- #126978= $6.50- pg. 185
other:  Shimmer Pear Pizzazz Ribbon- #144153= $7.00- pg. 199
Basic Pearls- #144210= $5.00- pg. 197
Metallic Foil Doilies- #138392=$4.00- pg. 194- RETIRING
Tree Builder Punch (small flower)- #138295= $18.00- pg. 208 RETIRING
Big Shot-#143263= $110.00- pg. 209
Magnetic Platform- #130658= $40.00- pg. 209
Layering Circles Framelits- #141705= $35.00- pg. 214
Picnic Basket Builder Framelits-#145658= $30.00-pg. 6 OC RETIRING- SALE= $21.00
NEW Vase Builder Punch- available in June
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Yesterday was a great day of stamping with everyone that joined us!!  Yummy treats, great help, wonderful company & fun stamping projects!  What else could you ask for!  

We went to Nathan & Sarah's last night for supper.  We enjoyed the cooler temps & playing outside.  

This morning Deke is off early to chore & head to the office for his weekly board meeting.  I'm off to town to take the twins & then spend my day with the 3 little ones.  Tonight all 3 big boys will ride the bus here after school.  When eveveryone goes home I'll be working on entering orders, connecting with my hostesses & catching up my piles of things!

I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Sunday, May 20, 2018

'In Every Season' (& more) Sneak Peeks!

Wow- I love it!!  This flower stamp set is a new set in the upcoming annual catalog called- 'In Every Season'!  I also used the new 'Detailed with Love' stamp set for the words.  Isn't this just a beautiful card.  I made it for a dear friend for her birthday!!  And also made another one like it (without words) to send to a downline of mine that had surgery a couple of weeks ago.  It is just sooo much fun stamping with new products & sharing new ideas!

There is alot of NEW products that I used here.  

Check out this NEW In Color called- Pineapple Punch!  It is a bright yellow!! 
And yes- there is coordinating DSP too to match all of the NEW In Colors!  It is strips & polka dots!  Check them out!

And look at this gorgeous NEW Polka Dot Tulle ribbon!  It is soooo cool!!   
I made this a window card by punching out a circle on the front layer of the card.  And then added punched out layers to it to add dimension & more color!
These are the circle layers I made to add to the front of the card.

stamp set:  'In Every Season' & 'Detailed with Love'
card stock:  Pineapple Punch, Whisper White
designer paper:  6x6 2018-2020 In Color DSP
ink:  Black Stazon
Stampin' Write Markers:  Call Me Clover, Pineapple Punch, Crushed Curry
other:  Wink of Steall, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform (2 1/2" size), 2 1/4" Starburst Punch, 2" Circle Punch, dimensionals, glue dots, Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Everyday Label Punch (using a 1" strip of card stock)
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I was on the go all day again yesterday!!  I was up early to get things cleaned up from Friday nights class & ready for yesterday mornings group to come stamp.  It was a fun morning of stamping with all that joined me.  Yesterday afternoon I went to our (nephew Jordan Woods' fiancee), Shannon's bridal shower with Amanda, Sarah (& kids) & my sister-in-law Pam.  When I got home I burnt the midnight oil cutting card stock!

This morning I'm up early to finish getting everything all packed up & ready to head out.  I'm off to Hiawatha today to join many that are coming to stamp with me today.  I have a morning & an afternoon class there.  Ruth & Denise are my hostesses.  I am looking forward to seeing everyone  & spend our time stamping together! 

Tonight we are going to Nathan & Sarah's, along with Manda, Steve & all of the kids- to have supper & a belated Mother's Day supper!

I've gotta run......
I hope you have a WONDERFUL Sunday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Saturday, May 19, 2018

A fun pull out tag, with 'Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts'!

Here is a fun pull out tag card.  This is a card that everyone joining me for my May monthly classes will be making with me this week!  Didn't it turn out cute!  I used a lot of retiring products here on this card!
I will update this post with supplies & more information in the next day or so.
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I have a jam packed weekend!!  Pigs, stamping, stamping, bridal shower, stamping & stamping!

 We had a good time stamping last night at our home!  And more stamping here this morning!  Then we have a family bridal shower for Shannon & Jordan.  And then I'll be cutting card stock when I get home.  

Gotta run.  
I hope you have a SUPER Saturday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-

SUSIE

Friday, May 18, 2018

A Brusho "Butterfly"!

Look at the sparkles on this butterfly!!  It is just beautiful in person!!  I love it!  And so did lots of the ladies that have made it so far at my May monthly classes. 
NOTES:  
-On the solid piece of Glimmer I have shown here- I used the Yellow & the Gamboge Brusho colors.  -On the Glimmer piece above that I have the butterfly cut out of, I used the Red & Yellow Brusho colors.

Check out the Glimmer Butterfly on my card.  
Here is how you make the butterfly-
  • Cut a 3x3" piece of the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.
  • Sprinkle the Brilliant Red Brusho onto it.
  • Take a Spritzer with alcohol & sprayed onto the Glimmer Paper/Brusho combination.
  • Let it dry for about 1 hour.
  • Then with the Glimmer side down on your Big shot & the butterfly framelit (cutting side down) onto the slick back side of the Glimmer paper- run it through the Big Shot.
In my opinions I found:
-That the Red Brusho with the Alcohol spritzed on it alone, did not blend well & leave a vibrant color on the Glimmer paper.  I did re-wet/spray it several times with the alcohol & I took a sponge duaber & worked in the Red Brusho, so that it wasn't in a cluster.  When I added the Yellow Brusho with it-it  blended a little better & added some more color to the Glimmer.  But my favorite was when I combined the Yellow & the Camboge Brusho colors, as the blended well & showed more vibrant colors. But those colors didn't go with this card- but it sure would work well for another color combination of So Saffron & Pumpkin Pie or even Calypso Coral!  (hint! hint!)

No matter how many times you do this technique- it will NEVER turn out to be the exact same look!  Each piece has it's own/individual look!
So everyone joining me at my 4 stamp classes this weekend will be making this butterfly card with me!  
 
stamp sets:  'Perennial Birthday' & 'Touches of Texture'
card stock:
  • Basic Black-- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"; 2 3/4" strip; 4 1/4 x 3 1/4"; 1/2 x 4 1/4"
  • Rose Red- 4 x 5 1/4"; 2 1/2 x 1"; 4x3"- RETIRING
  • Whisper White- 4 x 5 1/4"
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer- 3x3"
ink:  Archival Basic Black- RETIRING
other:  1 3/4" Circle Punch, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, You Move Me Thinlits (for the butterfly), Dimensionals
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Yesterday was a busy day with the kids.  Last night Deke went to Brayden's ballgame (and they lost 6-3).  I stayed home & burnt the midnight oil cutting card stock.  It was a short night- as we are up at 4:30 this morning to mark, sort & load hogs.  One semi is to be here at 5:30 & the other one at 6:30.  Hope they are on time & everything goes well.  Deke will then chore & he is off to a meeting.  I'll spend my day with the 3 little ones.  And then tonight I have a house full joining me to stamp!  And I'll go to bed as soon as everyone has gone home.  As tomorrow morning I have another stamp class here at our home to get all ready for. 
 
Gotta run......
I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Check out these Colors!

HERE are the 5 NEW 2018-2020 In Colors
and the 5 returning In Colors!
Which one is your favorite?
Check out how the NEW 2018-2020 In Colors coordinate with other Stampin' Up! Colors! 

I'm so EXCITED about the NEW Color REVAMP!
And the count down is on.......
16 more days & you can order out of the NEW 2018-2019 Annual Catalog!  
  • Lovely Lipstick

  • Grapefruit Grove

  • Pineapple Punch

  • Blueberry Bushel

  • Call Me Clover


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Another sneak peek combined with some retiring!

On this card there is some new products & some old ones too!

This is another card that everyone joining me at my Spring Fling last month made.  I had several different choices of words that everyone got to choose too.   

Here I used the 'Window Shopping' stamp set- pg. 53 that is RETIRING!

But check out the NEW designer paper & the NEW Twine!  PLUS the returning Mint Macaron card stock!
stamp set:  'Window Shopping'- RETIRING
card stock:
  • Night of Navy- 6 1/2 x 5 1/2- score at 4 1/4"; 1' strip; 4 1/4 x 3 1/4"
  • Mint Macron- 4 x 5 1/4"; 2 3/4 x 3 3/4"; 3 3/4 x 3/4"- returning old In Color
  • Whisper White- 3 1/2 x 2"
designer paper:
  • Tranquil Tide- 5 1/4 x 2"- NEW available June 1st
ink:  Night of Navy
other: Night of Navy Medium Bakers Twine- NEW available June 1st; 1/2" Circle Punch; Dimensionals, Glue Dots
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Yesterday was a busy day with the kids.  Last night we all went to Brayden's ball game.  His team won.  He had some good hits & he even got to pitch & did a great job!!  We can home & I burnt the midnight oil stamping!
 
This morning Sarah, Nathan & Amanda all have early meetings- so I'll have kids early today.  Tonight we'll all be off to the races to cheer Nathan on.  Hopefully he has good luck!  I'll be burning the midnight oil working on stamping stuff when we get home too.
 
I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

'Truly Tailored'

Mother's Day was just over & Father's Day is coming up next month!  The 'Truly Tailored' Suite in the Occasions Catalog is retiring (all but the punch)- so I thought I'd share a fun guy card that could be for Father's Day or any guy occasion.

This is one of the cards that everyone joining me to stamp this week for my May monthly classes will be making.  

Yep- I'm using one of my favorite retiring colors- Chocolate Chip!  And adding in Night of Navy & Crumb Cake to go along with it.  This True Gentleman's DSP is a truly great DSP pack.  I've used it alot the past few months & it goes with so much! 
stamp set:  'Truly Tailored'- RETIRING
card stock:
  • Night of Navy-  4 1/4 x 11"; 5 1/4 x 1"; 1" strip
  • Chocolate Chip- 4 x 5 1/4"- RETIRING
  • Crumb Cake- 3 3/4 x 5"; 5 1/4 x 3/4"; 1 1/2" strip
  • Very Vanilla- 4 x 5 1/4" (for inside of the card)
designer paper:
  • True Gentleman DSP-  2" strips to punch out- need 5 different designs- RETIRING
ink:  Night of Navy
other:  Tailored Tag Punch; 1 1/8" Scalloped Circle Punch; 3/4" Circle Punch; True Gentleman button; Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon-RETIRING; Dimensionals, Glue Dot
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Yesterday was a busy day with the kids.  It was a hot & muggy afternoon, but we played outside anyways.  Deke got the yard mowed before he left for his night meeting, so when the kids went home I worked in the yard for about 2 hours- pulling weeds.  I still have LOTS to do in it, but it looks better than it did.  I then came in & burnt the midnight oil stamping!

This morning I'm up early & gonna work on stamping stuff before the kids get here.  I'll spend my day with the 3 little ones.  And then we have a ballgame to go tonight.   I'll be burning the midnight oil stamping when we get home.

I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Monday, May 14, 2018

'A Little Wild' treats!

Look at these adorable little treats made with the 'A Little Wild' stamp set!  I am not sure which is cuter- the bear or the elephant.  They are both adorable!

My dear demonstrator friend Sharon McNeely made these for everyone that attended my Spring Fling last month.  Wow- such a great treat & nice surprise for me & all of my customers that attended too!
They all hard little rolo candies in them!  

She cute them out with the coordinating Little Loves Framelits! 
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Yesterday I spent the day at home, except for going up to Deke's parents for a few minutes yesterday morning to say 'good-bye' to our Pennsylvania family that was here & headed back to their home.  

I worked on stamping stuff all day/night.  In the afternoon, Manda came out to bring my Mother' day gift & we stamped for a couple of hours- creating & cutting invitations for Trey's birthday party!  Nathan stopped down last night & brought my Mother's Day card & flowers.

Deke is off early to chore this morning & head to the office for his weekly board meeting.  I'm off to walk & then head to town.  I'll take the twins to school & then spend my day with the 3 little ones.  Deke has another meeting tonight- so when the kids go home I'll be burning the midnight oil stamping!

I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Sunday, May 13, 2018

'Share What You Love' Suite

This is such a beautiful "Suite"!!  It is called the Share What You Love Suite!  

This is all new products that are in the upcoming Annual Catalog, but Stampin' Up! did an early release special on it for this month!  So you can purchase it early!  It is available in 3 different bundle options.  

You can CLICK HERE to see the 3 different Bundle Options that are available!

I created this card for my May monthly stamp classes.  Are you signed up to attend one of my classes this month?  If so you'll get to make this beautiful card!

Check out the designer paper!  It has a translucent pearlized finish on it.  It is all just gorgeous! Every single sheet of it.   
Here is the supply list & the measurements for this card.
 
stamp set:  'Love What You Do'
card stock:  
  • Rich Razzleberry- 4 1/4 x 11"- fold in half for card base; 3 1/4 x 2"
  • Mossy Meadow-  4 1/4 x 3/4" 4 x 2 3/4"
  • Whisper White- 3 x 1 3/4" ; 4 x 5 1/4"
  • Crumb Cake-  1" strip.  I had everyone stamp the words in the center of the 1" strip & then punch it out using the Everyday Label punch. 
designer paper:
  • Share What You Love DSP- 4 x 3"
ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Mossy Meadow, Black Memento
other:  Everyday Label Punch, Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Velvet Ribbon, Artisan Pearl, Dimensionals, Glue Dot
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Yesterday was a busy day with family!  We were on the go the whole day!!  The boys soccer games got cancelled due to the rain.  We had an early Mother's day brunch at my sister Beckie & Dan's home.  It was fun getting to see everyone.  We then went to Deke's parents home last night & had supper with his family for our Mother's day there.  

Today I'll be stamping- working on upcoming class projects.  Manda & the boys are coming out for awhile this afternoon & we are going to work on Trey's birthday invites.  Tonight we are going to Nathan & Sarah's for supper.

I hope you have a SUPER day!!
Wishing all mother's- a very special Mother's Day!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE
 

Saturday, May 12, 2018

WOW- the NEW 2018-2020 In Colors!!

Oh wow- here is a card I made for a class last week to show off the NEW 20180-2020 In Colors!!  

This card has something old & something new both used on it!

The layout is a weave that my demonstrator friend LeeAnn shared.  When I saw the layout I knew then that I was going to use it with the New In Colors. And I sure think this card turned out so cute!

This layout is a great way to use up your 1/2" scraps!  Are you a saver or a thrower?  If you are a saver- you are set to go!  If you are a thrower, you'll just have to cut some 1/2" strips to weave!
The 'Stylized Birthday' stamp set here is RETIRING!  It is a single stamp!  And it is such a great stamp!  I have used it alot & I'll miss it!  It was my "go to stamp" when I needed a larger birthday font.

The stars came from the 'Confetti Celebration' stamp set & it is RETIRING too!  I also used the words from this stamp set in the inside of the card too.  Again- this is a favorite stamp set of mine that I'll miss.  I have sure used it alot over the years! 

The stitching along the In Color strips I did was super easy!  I just used my Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker and free handed it. 

So which is your favorite NEW In Color?  I like them all!  I am honestly probably the most excited though about the Blueberry Bushel, as we really need a blue card stock like this!
  • Call Me Clover- green
  • Blueberry Bushel- blue
  • Pineapple Punch- yellow
  • Grapefruit Grove- peach
  • Lovely Lipstick-red
Here are the supplies & the measurments that I used-
 
stamp set:  'Stylized Birthday' & 'Confetti Celebration'- BOTH are RETIRING!
card stock:
  • Grapefruit Grove- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2- fold in half for card base- NEW
  • Grapefruit Grove- 1/2 x 5 1/2" strip- NEW
  • Call Me Clover- 1/2 x 5 1/2" strip- NEW
  • Blueberry Bushel- 1/2 x 5 1/2" strip-NEW
  • Pineapple Punch- 1/2 x 5 1/2" strip- NEW
  • Lovely Lipstick- 1/2 x 5 1/2" strip- NEW
  • Basic Black- 5 1/8 x 3 7/8"
  • Whisper White- 2 3/4" strip- cut out circle
  • Whisper White- 5 x 3 3/4"- for outside of card
  • Whisper White- 5 x 3 3/4"- for inside of card
ink:  Archival Basic Black- RETIRING!
marker:  Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
other: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Stitched Framelits (Large Circle), Dimensionals

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Yesterday was a busy day!!  It started out with all 6 kids!  We made it to school, just as the first bell was ringing.  I then came home & spent my day with the 3 little ones.  The weather was chilly, wet & windy- so we didn't get to play outside much.  We did go out for a bit in the afternoon & had my niece, Stephanie, her husband, Chris & their 2 kids- Katie & Henry, here to visit & play with the boys.  It was WONDERFUL to get to see them, as we hadn't seen them for almost a whole year, as they live in Pennsylvania. 

Manda picked up her 3 boys after she got off of work.  And we had Masen & Ainslee here for the evening with us.  After we took the kids home I picked up toys, answered a few emails , did my post & called it a night.  

This morning we are up early & off for a busy day!!  I'm cooking food & getting ready to head out the door to my sister Beckie's.  We are having a Mother's Day brunch with my side of the family this morning.  We are also squeezing in a couple of soccer games too.  Then tonight we will have supper with Deke's family, so we can all get to see some of our Pennsylvania family that is here visiting.  

I hope you have a SPECIAL Saturday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE