Saturday, October 10, 2015

'All Ye Faithful'

Here is another one of my Christmas Card Class cards.  I stamped Mary, Joseph & baby Jesus in a cut out ornament from the Delicate Ornament Thinlit Dies.  I think that it is very pretty!  It is a simple elegance.....and the silver just makes it pop. 
I will update this post with the supplies sometime soon.
I have had a super busy week & have stamp classes all weekend.  I burnt the midnight oil last night after work working on things for them.

Woo Hoo!  I'm off to Julie's party today!  We'll have lots of fun making Christmas cards!

Deke is going to start working in the field with the tank wagon today.......he'll be putting in alot of late nights & long hours on the farm- in between meetings this coming week.  

Tonight I'll probably be home alone & I'll be a stamping fool again!  I have 2 stamp classes tomorrow.  Lorrie & Chris are my hostesses!

I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Saturday!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, October 9, 2015

LOVE these snowflakes!!

I love these snowflakes!  Isn't this a pretty card!  This is one of the cool cards we made when I attended Susan's class when I was in St. George, Utah last night.  
There are A LOT of snowflakes here!  It is just a stunning card!

stamp set:  'Flurry of Wishes'
card stock:  Whisper White, Pool Party
ink:  Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay
other:  Big Shot, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Iced Rhinestones, Silver Cording Trim, Snow Flurry Punch, Flower Medallion Punch, Basic Rhinestones

I had a perfect group that joined me to stamp last night!  We all had a great time together creating!

I'm off early again this morning to Nathan & Sarah's to get their boys & then headed to Manda's to pick up her 3 boys.  We'll take Brayden to school & then head out to our home for the day. 

Everyone is going racing tonight in Donnellson.  I'll be home alone.  I have tons of creating to do & card stock to cut, plus wedding invites to finish up too!  I hope Nathan has good luck & I'll patiently await text messages throughout the night to hear how things are going.  

Tomorrow I have a Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack at Julies' home.  I'm looking forward to it!

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

Thursday, October 8, 2015

A sparkly poinsettia!

Here is another poinsettia card.  This is one of my Christmas Card Class options too!  It has lots of sparkle in it with all of the gold.  It is very pretty in person.
I will update the supplies used sometime soon.

Yesterday was a full day with all 4 boys.  Then last night Sarah stamped return addresses on invites & rsvp's, plus put on postage stamps.  And Aunt Kathy & I assembled wedding invites, since I got them all cut last night.  We are gaining on getting them all done.  I burnt the midnight oil again working on them last night.  I'll hopefully get them finished up on Friday night so that they go out in the mail on Saturday.

I'm off early this morning to pick up the boys.  Both Manda & Nathan have early meetings today.  Deke is home today & will be putting back together nursery's- as we are gearing up for our new baby piggies to arrive.  I am hoping maybe Papa will take the twins with him for a couple of hours sometime today, as that would only leave me with the 2 little boys.  Brayden is going home with Aunt Kathy so he can ride in the combine with Uncle Jerry after school today.  So I'll see him later tonight.  

My UPS man arrives about 4:00 pm for deliveries & today he'll be bringing some card stock & ribbons that I need to hurry & get cut & folded for tonight's class.  As tonight is my monthly Stampin' Night here at our home.  I have a house full of friends coming to stamp with me!  Everyone will be making 6 cards.  So today is going to be another super busy day!!  And I pray that I can get everything done.

Gotta run....
I hope you have a special Thursday!!
Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A Poinsettia Christmas card!

Here is another one of the cards I created for my upcoming Christmas Card Class.
I will update this post sometime soon with the supplies I used.

I burnt the midnight oil making wedding invitations!!  I have them all cut now!  Just need to emboss, punch corners & assemble!  Amanda came tonight & got them all printed for me.  Aunt Kathy came for awhile & punched & assembled we are gaining!

Deke has a meeting this morning.  I'm off to pick up the boys!  Tonight I'll be burning the midnight oil again working on wedding invitations.   Sarah & Aunt Kathy are both coming tonight to help.  I would LOVE to get them all done.  I don't think that will happen- but we are really going to try.

I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

This weeks "WEEKLY DEALS"- October 6-12, 2015!

A snowflake card!

This is another one of the cards for my upcoming Christmas card class.  So what do you think?  Isn't it pretty!  This is a totally me the colors & snowflakes are a favorite of mine too!  And whenever I can use a punch with something....that is a huge plus too!

Check out the little gold sequins I used inside the snowflakes.  I did this so that the card was flatter & you wouldn't have to spend an extra 22 cents to mail it.  I used the new fine tip glue pen to attach them.

stamp set:  'Flurry of Wishes'
card stock:  Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
ink:  Soft Suede
other:  Gold Sequins, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Snow Flurry Punch
I was just beat last night!!!  We had a fun day together yesterday.  Brayden didn't have school, so his Papa Mark brought him out to our home right after lunch  The boys played outside all afternoon & I sat on the porch & watched/listened to them while I placed some orders.  My wireless internet worked as long as I didn't go father than the porch.   It was a beautiful day out & we all enjoyed it!  

Last night Manda helped me figure out the printing for Nathan & Sarah's wedding invites.  And I got the invite itself designed too.  I ran into Nathan & Sarah's house to show them the invite & get their approval on it.  Now I need to find time to get them all printed, cut & stuck together so that we can get them mailed out soon.

This morning I'm headed in to pick up the boys.   After Brayden gets dropped off at school I'll be headed back out here to the farm with all 4 boys- Brody, Drake, Trey & Masen..  Deke is home all day working on the farm.  He has 3 buildings to get power washed this week.  We are trying to get everything done & ready for new baby piggies that arrive next Tuesday & Thursday.

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


Monday, October 5, 2015

A sparkly Christmas card!

Check out this pretty card!  It is a simple, yet elegant one.  I used the beautiful set- 'Wonderland' from the Holiday Catalog & added Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to it.  It just sparkles & is breath taking in person!
How would you like to make this card for your Christmas cards this year?  This is just one of the 8 cards that I created & you can choose from for my upcoming Christmas Card Class.  You can CONTACT ME for more information on how you can make this card.  My Annual Christmas Card Class is on Saturday, November 14th!!   I also offer a kit to go for this class too.  

You can check out all of the cards I created for my upcoming Christmas card class HERE!

stamp set:  'Wonderland' & 'Embellished Ornaments' (words)
card stock:  Thick Whisper White, Night of Navy, Whisper White
ink:  Night of Navy
other:  Extra Large Oval Punch, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dimensionals
Yesterday I had another fun day of stamping with lots of friends again.  Some of them stamped with me on both Saturday at my Halloween Treats class & Sunday at my October Card Class.  Woo Hoo!  It was great to see everyone & share.  

I got to stop & visit my dear friend Judy on my home from my class last night.  I enjoyed our chat!!  It was great to see her!  We made her a set of cards from our class & I gave them to her.  Her favorite card was the reindeer one......I'll post it for you to see tomorrow, so be sure to stop back by & check it out. 

Nathan made some Lasanga Soup & brought it out to us for supper, so I just had to warm it up, make a salad & some garlic bread to go with it & our supper was done!  (I trained him well didn't I!)

I spent my night entering orders & answering emails- catching up!

I still have tables/chairs & stamps everywhere from my Halloween Treats I got up early this morning to work on at least getting the family room all back to normal before I got get the boys & bring them out here.  

Deke is off to chore & then he is headed to the office for his weekly board meeting.  I'm off soon to pick up the Seeley boys.  We have some errands to run this morning & I hope to make it to What Cheer to the bank too.  The boys will be excited to get to play in the park while we are over there.

Tonight Deke has a meeting in Fairfield.  And I will be working on wedding invites.  I have an idea for them & Steve & Manda have been working on the font/wording for I hope it all just clicks & works out as we have envisioned.  The card stock & supplies arrived on Friday!  We are using Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake & Very Vanilla card stock.  Once Sarah approves them- I'm planning on cutting & putting them together tomorrow night.  

I'll be burning the midnight oil tonight placing orders from my weekends classes & catching up on some farm bookwork too.

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

Sunday, October 4, 2015

To show our support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Stampin' Up! is going PINK . . . or at least our October Paper Pumpkin boxes are! And because we know our subscribers want to share the love too, we will be making a donation on their behalf to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).
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Season to Season Wreath Kit

Here is my Halloween swag I made & put on my Season to Season Wreath.   This is a kit & all of the supplies come in this kit (except the stamp set & ink pads are add ons).  There are pre-cut images for you to stamp on, twine for your swap, ribbon for your hanger, foam wreath & pre-cut leaves too, plus more.  There are also leaves for Fall/Thanksgiving & trees for the Christmas swags. 
It is cute & was lots of fun to make.  Now I'll be able to trade out the different swags & ribbons for the other upcoming holidays.

Yesterday was a long day!!  It was full of lots of stamping!!  I enjoyed my day with everyone that joined me for my Halloween Treats class.  As soon as everyone left I headed off to the races.  Nathan started 12th & finished about there too.  The track was pretty much a follow the leader one.  At least there were no wrecks all night & nothing got torn up, so I guess that is a plus.  It was late when we got home.  

My night was a short one, as I was up really early this morning to finish cutting card stock & getting all packed up.  Today is my monthly class in N. Liberty & Denise is our hostess this month.  So I'm loading the car & heading out soon.  We have a big group coming today to stamp!  I can't wait to see everyone & share.  I have 6 super cute cards created for everyone to make.

Tonight when I get home I'll be cleaning up the tables/chairs & things from yesterdays class- so I'll have our house back in order & ready for my boys coming tomorrow morning.  

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


Saturday, October 3, 2015

A Halloween Treat using the Pillow Box thinlit!

Today is my other Halloween Treats class.  This is the pillow box treat that everyone attending will be making!  I have a house full coming to our home to stamp with me today!  Woo Hoo!
I will update this post with the supplies sometime soon.

I've had a really busy & long week.....and I still lots to do for my classes I have all weekend.  Sunday night I'm going to crash!

I spent my whole night last night, into wee hours this morning cutting card stock!

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

Friday, October 2, 2015

'All Ye Faithful'

I made this card with some of the left over pieces laying on my counter, after I was done creating Christmas cards for my annual Christmas Card Class on Wednesday night.

I really like this stamp set- 'All Ye Faithful'.  It is beautiful!  It is just a very modern, yet stylish- just an elegant stamp set.  
If you look closely here, you can see the new Boughs & Berries Embossing Folder that I used around the outside edges of this card.   It too is pretty cool!!

stamp set:  'All Ye Faithful'
card stock:  Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Gold Foil
ink:  Early Espresso
other:  Big Shot, Boughs & Berries Embossing Folder, Circle Framelits, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Dimensionals
Last night was a late night on the farm helping Deke.  When I got in I started stamping!  I burnt the midnight oil & got all of my cards created for this months classes before I went to bed!  I had great mojo last night & I'm thankfully everything clicked.  Now to get everything all cut for them.   I will get pictures taken of them & get them posted here on my blog sometime in the next few days so that you can see them!  I look forward to sharing with everyone joining me this month to stamp!

This morning I'll head out early to Nathan & Sarah's home to get their boys.   Sarah has to be at work early everyday & Nathan has an early meeting again today too.  Their boys & I will then go to Manda's & get the 3 Seeley boys.  We'll all take Brayden to school & then the 4 boys & I will head back out to our home on the farm for the day.  

Tonight is the first night of the Southern Iowa Fall Challenge Races.  I am still up in the air whether I will have enough done to feel like I can go with my family or not.  Whether I go or not I pray that Nathan has good luck!  

Gotta run.....I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Here are the cards for my upcoming Christmas Card Class!

WOW!  I burnt the midnight oil last night creating these cards for my upcoming Christmas Card Class.  This big annual class is a favorite of many- including me.  It is a fun day of visiting, listening to Christmas music & creating together!

I tried really hard this year to make my Christmas cards clean & I didn't want to have them be bulky & have additional postage have to be paid for the mailing of them.

I think they all urned out cute!  What do you think?  Which one is your favorite one?  Which one are you going to be making this year for your Christmas card?

Deke was a very good critic for me last I asked him lots of questions on what do you think honey?  This one or that one?  This color or that color?  This direction or that direction?  Etc, Etc, Etc.  Bless him- he is awesome!!  

I am not sure which one of them is my favorite one.  It is actually probably the Soft Suede & Crumb Cake snowflake one.  I am a huge snowflake lover.....and this one is in non traditional colors, as I love all shades of brown.  But I really like the Nativity one in the grays & vellum too.  And then of course the Mossy Meadow Pine Tree one is one of the cards everyone made at my September classes.  It was a big hit at my classes & I've had a few requests that some wanted to make that for their Christmas cards this year.  So I granted their wish & it made it easier for me too not having to create another card too. 
Brayden's last FB game of the year was fun!  There were tons of people there & there were 3 FB games going on all at one time.  They played on the high school football field!  

This morning I'm off to pick up all of the boys & spend my day with them.  Tonight I'm a farmer again helping Deke.  And then I'll be burning the midnight oil stamping again!!  

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

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A witches broom!

Here is a little witches broom I made as an alternative project with pieces in my September My Paper Pumpkin kit!  Isn't is cute!
And I added washi tape around the top of it &I made a cute little witches hat too!

Last night was another late night burning the midnight oil stamping.  I am there is no way I'm going to be able to go to the races this weekend.  I just have too much to do to get ready yet for my upcoming classes.  I'm going to try really hard to be able to get to go at least one night.....but right now that doesn't look too promising. 

This morning I'm off early again to pick up the boys- Brody, Drake, Trey & Masen.  Deke is up early to chore & he is in the office/meetings at the Courthouse today.
Brayden has his last football game at 6:00 tonight- so we can't miss that.  As soon as we get home from it we are headed outside to work on the farm.  I'll be a farmer tonight & tomorrow night, helping Deke move & sell piggies.  I'll burn the midnight oil stamping again when I get in.
On top of everything else we have going on- we are trying to get things all cleaned & ready for new baby piggies to arrive next week on Tuesday & Thursday.  Thankfully Deke doesn't have too many meetings this week- but next week he is swamped again with them.  

I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

This weeks- "WEEKLY DEALS"- Sept 29- Oct 5, 2015!!

A clean & simple card I made when in Kanab for Founder Circle!

This is a really sweet card that we made at Kanab at our Stampin' Up! Office when I was in Utah a couple of weeks ago for Founders Circle.  Isn't is pretty!  It is a very clean & simple card.  

Be sure you look closely at the base of this card.  We used the cool Color Me Irresistible Specialty Designer Paper on pg. 142.  It is Tip Top Taupe colored, but has an embossed (raised) woodgrain texture on it.  I never would have thought to stamp directly onto it & use it as a card base.  But let me tell you that it was easy to do & is a real wow to look at in person.

We also used the Color Me Irresistible Specialty Designer Paper with the Envelope Liner Thinlit & put it inside the envelope laying here so that they coordinated with the card.

stamp set:  'Watercolor Words'
card stock:  Very Vanilla
designer paper:  Color Me Irresistible Specialty
ink:  Night of Navy
other:  Big Shot, Envelope Liner, Medium Very Vanilla Envelope, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Linen Thread, Banner Triple Punch, Classy Designer button


We had a busy day yesterday......and enjoyed the beautiful weather outside.  Our son-in-law Steven got a new aircraft yesterday.  So last night he tried it out by flying it around on our farm.  If you'd like to check his video & see our farm/house- it is very cool!

Sarah started back to work yesterday.  So I made 3 pans of Taco Pie last night & sent home with all of our kids for them to bake & have for supper.  I told Sarah I'd send supper home with them all week to try to help her out.  I remember how hard it was to go back to work after having a new baby.  We are blessed that Masen gets to stay with his G'ma Julie on Mondays & then he'll be here with us the rest of the week.  
Last night I burnt the midnight oil working on projects for upcoming classes.  I have LOTS of stamping to get done this week!  I have 3 classes coming up this weekend.  I pray I get it all done! As this weekend is also the Southern Iowa Speedway Fall Challenge.  We'll be racing on Friday & Saturday nights.  This has been a huge family favorite event for us for years & years.....and there isn't any way I an miss out on going with my family. 

This morning I'm off early to go to Nathan & Sarah's to pick up Masen & Brayden.  We'll then head to Manda & Steven's home to get their 3 boys, take Brayden to school & then head back out to our farm.  Nathan & Amanda both have early meetings today & tomorrow. 

Tonight after the boys all leave I'll be burning the midnight oil stamping again!

I hope you have  TERRIFIC Tuesday!!
Happy Stamping!