Friday, October 31, 2014

Project Life- is memory keeping your way!

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It is a very merry- 'Santa Stache'!

Here is another STYC card that is cute & a fun fold too!  Check out the sparkly mustache & beard.  I used the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer 12x12 paper, along with the Mustache Framelit & the 1 3/4" Scalloped Circle Punch.

I colored the hat with a Real Red Stampin' Write Marker & his face is colored with the Skin Tone Assortment Blendabilites Markers.

Be sure to check out the fun fold too!

'Santa Stache' & 'Holiday Invitations'
cs:  Wild Wasabi, Real Red & Whisper White
Glimmer Paper:  Dazzling Diamonds
ink:  Black Memento
marker:  Real Red
Blendablities:  Skin Tone Assortment
supplies:  Big Shot, Mustache Framelit, Large Pola Dot Embossing Folder, Decorative Label Punch, 1 3/4" Scalloped Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dot 
We had a fun time last night on "Hallows Eve" with the boys at the Autumn Acres Pumpkin Patch.  I posted a few photos of our fun late last night when we got home.  You should have heard the laughs & giggles!  And then we had a treat & got to all eat supper at McDonalds together.

When I got home last night I was busy putting together Halloween Treats for our boys & a few other special little friends.  And of course they all got a Halloween card from me too (which I'll try to get a photo of & post soon).

Today the boys & I have errands to run this morning (recycle center, bank, etc.).  I don't think it is going to be warm enough today to get to play outside- guess we'll see.  Tonight the boys will all go trick or treating!  And I hope to spend the later part of my evening burning the midnight oil creating for Lana's Stampin' Party that I have on Sunday! 

I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!!  
Wishing you all a very safe & Happy Halloween!!
Happy Stamping!!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

We had a FUN time with the boys at Autumn Acres last night!

Drake & Brayden
Drake & the goats.
Brody & Steve
Brody & Brayden
Manda & Brody

A little 'Christmas Bauble'!

Good morning!

I love this ornament!  It is embossed with gold embossing powder & then I colored it with our awesome blendabilities markers.

I think that the Baked Brown Sugar card stock just looks amazing with gold- as it is so rich looking.  

I will update this with a supply list soon!
I'm off to pick up the boys.  Deke has 2 meetings & gone all day again today.   We are hoping that the sun shines today & the wind isn't too we can go out & play a bit.  Then after school, Manda, Steve & I are headed to the Pumpkin Patch with all 4 boys.  Think we'll go to McDonald's for supper & make a fun night of it.  I hope to get a few groceries & make a quick stop at Walmart too before heading back home.

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

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I'm thankful for you!!

Here is another clean & simple card!  This card is another one of my STYC projects.

'I'm Thankful' & 'Merry Everything'
cs:  Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
dp:  Color Me Autumn
supplies:  Decorative Label Punch, dimensionals
I am thankful for many things! And yes- I'm thankful for many of you- as I get to share my love of stamping with you.   I love how this card says 'you'!  Wouldn't someone special you know just love to get this card!!  

Yesterday Brayden came out after school & was in heaven when Papa got home, as he helped him put together new flooring in the nursery.  He is such a good little helper.  He was bummed though, as he had to go home before we got hogs loaded, so he didn't get to help do that.  

Deke & I had a late night on the farm, as the semi driver got held up unloading the load he hauled prior to ours.  Thankfully the weather was nice (little chilly- but not windy or wet).  We loaded about 175 head and even though 100 head came from an outside lot- Deke hung lights & all worked out.

I'm headed to Manda's this morning to get the boys.  Deke has meetings it will just be me & the boys again today.  I think I'm finally home tonight- so will be busy stamping & figuring out the 6 cards for my November monthly classes.  

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

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A clean & simple- 'For All Things'

 Can you believe that the leaf images on this card are designer paper?  Yep!  It looks like it was stamped doesn't it.  Now how cool is that? 

This is a clean & simple card.  It was one of my STYC projects that everyone got to make.

Notice the cute little Note Tag Punch worked perfectly to punch out the words here too. 

'For All Things'
cs:  Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, Sahra Sand, Very Vanilla
dp:  Color Me Autumn Designer Paper
ink:  Mossy Meadow
other:  Note Tag Punch, Burlap Ribbon (unravel edge for strings to tie), Autumn Wooden Elements, dimensionals, glue dot

I'm off to pick up the boys.  Deke is gone all day again today for meetings.  Tonight I'll be a farmer helping him to sell hogs.  

Somehow & sometime I've got to be home to finish unpacking & putting away all of the stuff from STYC that is sitting all over our family room.  I need to put on my creative hat & start creating again- as I have my monthly class on Sunday with Lana being our hostessOh my gosh- I can't believe that November is almost here already!

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

This weeks- "Weekly Deals"- Oct 28 - Nov 3, 2014!

Monday, October 27, 2014

A sparkly "Ornamental Pines"

This is a beautiful card created with one of my favorite Holiday Catalog sets- 'Ornamental Pines'!  I do believe that this card was one of the favorites of many that got to attend my STYC class over the weekend.  

I got a card from LouAnn in my GoDiva's group that was kinda of like this.  I added another layer & changed the color of the ribbon & some things & this is what my card turned out like.  

Gosh......I had a very a busy weekend stamping.   It was a great time!!  I love my Fall STYC, highlighting the upcoming holidays & our awesome Holiday Catalog we have this year.  I spent about 7 1/2 hours in South English yesterday cleaning & packing up from Saturday's big event.  Aunt Kathy, Cindy & Betty came over to help me- bless them!!  What wonderful friends they are- as I got home a few hours earlier thanks to them, than I would have without all of their help! 

Ok, I am headed in to pick up my boys!  Then tonight I'm a farmer.  Nathan, Steve & Brayden will be here to help Deke & I sort outside hogs. 
I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!!
Happy stamping!!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

A 'Mingle All The Way' gift card!

I added the Gift Card Envelope Die to a card front here for something cute & different.  Wouldn't you like to get something like this for Christmas!  This card was one of my favorites that we made yesterday at my Fall STYC event.

I just added a strip of paper from our Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack & I also embossed with our Lucky Stars embossing folder.  

I think that it turned out super CUTE!!
 I will update this post with the rest of the supplies sometime soon.
Yesterday's Fall Stamp 'Til You Cramp was awesome!!  The whole class was themed around our Holiday Catalog!  We all had a great time!  I loved sharing my day with everyone that joined me.  And I think that everyone liked ALL of the project that they created.  Everyone left with a huge sack full of projects and new ideas that they created!
Right now we are headed out the door to go to local breakfasts for- Tri-County FFA & Keota Fireman's.  And then I'm off to clean up the hall I rented for my stamp camp yesterday.  I will be there the whole day.....and then have to put everything away when I get home tonight- so it is going to be a long day!

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

Saturday, October 25, 2014

'Get Your Santa On'

Good morning!

Woo Hoo!  Today is the is my annual Fall Stamp 'Til You Cramp- an all day stamp camp.  I can't wait to see everyone & spend our day stamping together.  

I wanted to share a cute little gift card holder that we'll be making today.  He is such a cute little Santa & check out his sparkles.  I added Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to his beard, mustache & fur on his coat.  

You just flip up the front & there is a little pocket made that you can slide a gift card, money or note into.

I saw this layout on Pinterest awhile back & wanted to be sure to case (copy & share everything) it.

I'll post more about the supplies used sometime soon.  I still have alot to do before I head out the door.  Gotta run....

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

Friday, October 24, 2014

A star "SHAKER" card!

Good morning!
Here is a star shaker card that everyone coming to STYC will be making.  I love the little stars inside the cello bag.

I did this same layout & made a shaker card for my downline meeting way back in August.  You can check out that shaker card HERE!

The stamp set I used here is from the NEW Holiday Supplement Catalog- 'Many Merry Stars'.
I will update this post with a supply list in the next day or so.  I am on a mission I have lots of cutting, cooking & setting up to do to finish getting ready for STYC!!

Manda has the day off today, due to having Parent-Teachers Conferences the past 2 nights.  So I am home alone & will be burning the midnight oil getting everything ready.

Woo Hoo!  I can't wait to share with everyone coming to stamp with me tomorrow.

I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A CUTE Banner made with the October My Paper Pumpkin kit!

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It is so cute!
Hanna is one of my adopted downline members & she thought outside the box when she got her My Paper Pumpkin Kit this week!  Her mom (Lynda) posted this on her blog today.  I LOVE this banner!  I plan to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) it!

A clean & simple "feathers" card

Good morning-  
Here is a clean & simple card I created for my upcoming STYC. 
'Four Feathers' & 'A Dozen Thoughts'
cs:  Sahara Sand, Whisper White
dp:  Color Me Autumn
ink:  Sahara Sand
others:  Big Shot, Feathers Framelits, Basic Metal (Silver) buttons, White Twine, glue dots & dimensionals
This stamp set can be purchased alone or you can get it in a bundle to include the framelits- which saves you 15%.

I thought this card could be given for many different occasions.   I'll have different word choices at the class so that everyone can personalize it for whatever occasion they want.  
 I am headed in to get the boys.  I'll be home all night tonight burning the midnight oil stamping & cutting!  I have lots of neat projects for STYC & I'm so excited for Saturday to get here so that I can see everyone & share.  
I hope you have a very special Thursday!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

'Wonderous Wreath'

Here is a pretty easel Christmas card that I created for Cathy's workshop a couple of weeks ago.  I chose to use traditional Christmas colors. Notice the added texture of dimension to the front of the card.

'Wonderous Wreath'
cs:  Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
ink:  Old Olive, Real Red
supplies:  Big Shot, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Decorative Label Punch, Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Dimensionals, Glue Dot

We had a late night on the farm last night.  Then I literally spent the night stamping & working on STYC projects. 

Today Deke is in the office.  I'll head to Manda's to get the boys & spend my day with them.  I am planning on being home all evening stamping the night away.

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