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Monday, December 5, 2016

A "crayon resist" Tree!

Wow- we got our first snow of the winter yesterday!!  So this tree & snow is very fitting for the season here in Iowa.  We have a beautiful wintery scene outside right now. 
I did the crayon resist technique here to get the white on this card.  

stamp set:  'Greetings from Santa'
card stock:  Marina Mist, Whisper White
ink: Archival Basic Black, Marina Mist
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Stitched Oval Framelits, New Platform, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Perfect White Accents, White Organza Ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Sponge

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Yesterday was a great day of stamping!  I'm so glad that everyone ventured out & joined us!  Most of the snow was done falling by the time our class started.  Thankfully the roads were just slushy & not slick.  We all had a fun time making calendars together!!  

This morning Deke is off early to chore & head to the office for his weekly board meeting.  He'll be home to work on the farm this afternoon & then he has another meeting tonight in Fairfield.  I'm off to go pick up all of my boys for the day!  Tonight when the boys go home I'll be burning the midnight oil cutting card stock for my calendar classes that I have this week.

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

Sunday, December 4, 2016

A little snowmake 'Jar of Cheer'

I love this modern little snowman!  He is pretty cute!
This is a clean & simple Christmas card!!  I added the Mica flakes along the bottom for the snow to add the sparkle!

stamp set:  'Jar of Cheer', 'It's A Celebration' & 'Greetings from Santa'
card stock:  Pool Party, Real Red, Whisper White
ink:  Pool Party, Black Memento
markers:  Pool Party, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie
other:   1 1/2" Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Red 3/4" Stitched Ribbon, Basic Rhinestone, Multipurpose Glue, Mica Flakes (White), Dimensionals, Glue Dots

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I have been a busy bee creating & cutting for today's calendar class!  I have a big group coming!  I have several friends that I haven't seen for quite awhile- so it will be great to see everyone! 

My 2017 calendars turned out really cute!!  I can't wait for everyone to see them & make this at all of my classes that I have this week!!

Gotta run......still lots to do before I can walk out the door & head to my calendar class.

I hope you have a SUPER Sunday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Winter trees & snow!

These pretty trees & drifts of snow come from the 'Greetings from Santa' stamp set!

I used the White Mica Flakes & the Multi-Purpose Glue for the snow!

This is a fun fold- "z fold" card.


I colored the trees & the sky using the NEW Watercolor Pencils that are available starting January 4, 2017!  They are one of the many new products in the Occasions Catalog.
I also added the Softly Falling embossing folder & the thick White Twine!

stamp set:  'Greetings from Santa'

card stock:  Pool Party, Whisper White, Old Olive
ink:  Black Memento
other:  Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens, Thick White Twine, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Mica Flakes, Big Shot, New Platform, Softly Falling Embossing Folder
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I enjoyed my day with our girls, my mom & family yesterday in Pella!  And I got new glasses ordered too!  When I got home I burnt the midnight oil stamping!

Oh my gosh.....I can't wait to share all of the months I'm creating for my 2017 Calendar Classes!  And I have to give a shout out to my wonderful husband for punching all of the holes last night for me the monthly card stock bases.  I'm very grateful he helps me. 

Today I'm home all day......and I'll be burning the midnight oil- creating & cutting for tomorrow's calendar class in N. Liberty!  I'm praying for my good mojo to continue! 

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

Friday, December 2, 2016

Year-End Closeouts & 'Hang Your Stocking'!


Celebrate 2016 ending with great deals during Stampin’ Up!'s Year-End Closeouts SALE! 
From December 1, 2016, through January 3, 2017, a selection of Holiday retiring products, Clearance Rack items, and high-inventory catalog items will be discounted up to 60%!!!!

PLUS-
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ITEMS RETIRING FROM THE HOLIDAY CATALOG!!

Go to my website at www.susiewood.stampinup.net
You can see the list of everything on Year End Closeout List there!!
Click on SHOP NOW!
OR contact ME HERE!
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The snowflakes on this stocking are a super cute accent!  I added a little holly leaves & berries to it too!  This is a clean & simple Christmas card!  Oh & check out the Stitched Oval Framelits & the Pine Bough Embossing folder too!
stamp set:  'Hang Your Stocking'
card stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White
ink:  Cherry Cobbler
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Stitched (oval) Framelits, Christmas Stockings Thinlits Dies, Holly Berry Builder Punch, New Platorm, Pine Bough Embossing Folder, dimensionals, glue dots
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Yesterday was a busy day with the boys.  When they all went hope I spent my night a cutting away- working on cutting all of the calendar pieces for my class I am having on Sunday!  

This morning I'm off early to head to an eye doctor appointment.  I'm then meeting Manda & Sarah & all of my family for our annual tour of homes in Pella.  I haven't been able to go with everyone for the past 4 years- so I'm looking forward to it!  We'll be done early & I'll head home to spend my afternoon/evening- burning the midnight oil again, stamping away!

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

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Check out this Stampin' Up! "End of Year Close Out" Sale!



Celebrate 2016 ending with great deals during Stampin’ Up!'s Year-End Closeouts SALE! 
From December 1, 2016, through January 3, 2017, a selection of Holiday retiring products, Clearance Rack items, and high-inventory catalog items will be discounted up to 60%!!!!

PLUS-
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ITEMS RETIRING FROM THE HOLIDAY CATALOG!!

Go to my website at www.susiewood.stampinup.net
You can see the list of everything on sale there!!
Click on SHOP NOW!
OR contact ME HERE!
Here are some of the items-
 

Stitched Framelits combined with 'Tin of Tags'!

I am lovin' these Stitched Framelits!  They are so popular that they were on back order & currently the item number is shut off until the orders that are already placed are filled.  They will turn the number back on so that they are orderable again- hopefully soon.  I'll keep you posted!

This is a clean & simple card!  And I used my favorite colors (I'm a blue lover)!  And how can you go wrong with adding a snowflake image to anything too? 

Did you notice the shadow stamped snowflakes on the Dapper Denim here. 

stamp set:  'Tin of Tags'
card stock:  Marina Mist, Dapper Denim, Whisper White
ink:  Dapper Denim
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Stitched Framelits, White Organdy ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue Dot
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Yesterday was a busy day with my boys & then being a farmer & helping Deke with our pigs!  

Deke was in the office all morning yesterday.  He then worked on the farm all afternoon/evening.  We are busy getting pigs moved & buildings washed, as we get new baby piggies in a couple of weeks!  

Makenzy & Trevor were here yesterday afternoon & finished up most of the carpenter things on our home.  The storm door is back on, the trim is all done & everything is all sealed up.  They will be back to fix the hole we had to make in our family room wall to get to our outside faucet later this week.  Then all that is left to do is for me get everything stained.  I won't get that done until next Spring.....between no time to do it & the weather getting cold- that job is on hold for now.  

This morning I'm off to pick up the boys for the day!  Tonight I'll be burning the midnight oil stamping!

Deke is home to work on the farm all day, powerwashing the grower.

Gotta run......
I hope you have a great Thursday!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

'Hang Your Stocking'!

I love this background stamp- 'Merry Medley'!  I just added a little cut out stocking to go with it & made a clean & simple card! 
stamp sets:  'Hang Your Stocking' & 'Merry Medley'
card stock:  Marina Mist, Whisper White
ink:  Marina Mist
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Christmas Stocking Thinlits, Thick White Twine, Perfect White Accents, Dimensionals, Glue Dot
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I enjoyed a busy day with my boys yesterday.  Last night when they were all gone home I worked on stamping stuff!!

This morning I'm off to pick pick up the boys.  I'll take the twins to pre-school & spend my day with Trey & Masen.  Tonight is my farmer night helping Deke with the pigs. 

I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

'Jar of Christmas' TREES!

Here is a clean & simple Christmas card.  It is oh sooooo pretty in person!  I love the sparkles of snow falling!

stamp sets:  'Jar of Cheer' & 'Merriest Wishes'
card stock:  Emerald Envy, Whisper White
ink:  Emerald Envy
other:  3/8" Silky Taffeta ribbon (Emerald Envy), 2" Circle Punch, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Mica Flakes (White), Dimensionals
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Yesterday was a busy day with 6 little ones!  Brooklynn is very sweet & a good baby.  The boys loved her.  They all kept me going 100 mph though- that is forsure.  Oh my gosh....I know why I had kids young.  I was beat when they all left last night & I still had hours of work to do with switching hats & working on stamp stuff all night.  

This morning I'm off early to go pick up Brayden & Masen & head to Manda's to get their boys.  I'll feed them breakfast there & take Brayden to school & then head back out to our home for the day. 

Tonight when the boys leave I'll be burning the midnight oil again working on stamping stuff!

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

Monday, November 28, 2016

Online Extravaganza SALE ENDS TODAY!




Today's SPECIAL- "'Flurry of Wishes" stamp set & punch!

Check these out!  
This stamp set & punch are on today's  

These are some of my favorite projects that I posted last year, 
using the 'Flurry of Wishes' stamp set & coordinating punch! 
Here is a pretty gift card holder card!
I love this calendar page!!!
Here is a pretty card too using the Whisper White Craft ink pad.
I love this diagonal fold card!
And here are 2 other cards & a card holder too using this stamp set!




TODAY ONLY- Online Extravaganza SALE!



'Father Christmas'

I love this old fashioned Santa!

This is clean & simple!  And it turned out cute!
stamp set:  'Father Christmas'
card stock:  Real Read, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
ink:  Crumb Cake
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Layering Oval Thinlits, New Platform, Holly Embossing Folder, Classic Label Punch, Dimensionals

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I spent my day stamping all day yesterday!  I got alot done, but still have lots I have to get finished up tonight. 
Deke is off early to chore & head to the office for his weekly board meeting.  I'm up early & on the go.  I'm gonna stamp a little this morning & then head out to get the boys.  Today is a teachers work day, so the teachers have school, but the kids don't.  Thus I have all 5 boys today- Brayden, Brody, Drake, Trey & Masen.  PLUS my little grand niece, Brooklyn that is 4 months old will be here all day with us too.  Her daycare provider has today off- so she is coming to visit us. 

Tonight when everyone is gone home I'll burn the midnight oil stamping!!

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

Sunday, November 27, 2016

'Greetings from Santa'

Don't forget about the Online Holiday Extravaganza SALE going on NOW- through tomorrow, 11/28!  CLICK HERE TO SEE IT!

 This is a cute little reindeer that is in the 'Greetings from Santa' stamp set.
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE NOVEMBER 1-30, SPECIAL! 

This 'Greetings from Santa' stamp set is one that is on sale until the end of this month!!  
#142069- Wood- reg. $27.00= $20.25 SALE
#143269- Clear- reg. $19.00= $14.25 SALE

I used the bow in the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies.

And check out the Cable Knit Embossing Folder!
stamp set:  'Greetings from Santa'
card stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
ink:  Soft Suede
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Pretty Pines Embossing folder (for the bow), New platform, Cable Knit Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

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Brayden & Masen spent part of the day with us yesterday.  We then all headed to Des Moines to see Disney on Ice.  They boys all loved it- even Masen!  It was fun to see them smiling, clapping & loving the show!

It was late when we got home, as we stopped for supper too.  I'm glad we could all go together!  
 
It was quite comical to try to get a picture of everyone.  This is the best we ended up with!

Brayden, Deke, me, Drake, Brody, Masen & Trey! 
Nathan, Sarah, Manda & Steve were with us too!

Today I'm home all day.  I have a ton of things from this months classes to get put away, so I can gear up for all of my upcoming December classes.

Deke is gonna work on the farm all day again today, playing catch up there too.  

I hope you have a SUPER Sunday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Saturday, November 26, 2016

'Santa's Sleigh'

This stamp set it so cool!  I just love it!  The stamp images & the coordinating framelits are awesome!!  Check out this card!

Where did this snowflake designer paper come from?  Check out the This Christmas Specialty DSP in the annual catalog on pg. 172.
stamp set:  'Santa's Sleigh'
card stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla

designer paper:  This Christmas Specialty DSP
ink:  Black Memento
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Santa's Sleigh Thinlits Dies, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Basic Black Baker's Twine
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Yesterday I spent the day/evening catching up on bookwork.  In the afternoon I ran to the bank & stopped at my moms to see her on my way home for a few minutes.  

Today I'm going to work on stamping stuff until the boys get here.  Brayden & Masen are going to spend the morning with us.  Then our whole family- Nathan, Sarah, Brayden, Masen, Manda, Steve, Brody, Drake, Trey, Deke & I are all headed to Des Moines to see Disney On Ice together!!  I know I'm excited about it!  I hope it is a great show.  We took the boys 2 years ago to it & the boys all loved it!  

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

Friday, November 25, 2016

A fun twist fold Christmas card

This is a fun twist Christmas card that everyone at my Holiday Extravaganza class made last month.
 Measurements:
  • Start with a piece of cardstock cut in half long-wise: 4-1/4" x 11".
  • Score a diagonal line from one corner to the opposite corner. 
  • Fold on the score line.
  • Fold in half to make a card with even sides.  
  • To make the designer paper layers, trim 1/4" off each side and use the cutting blade instead of the scoring blade using the instructions above. 
  • It fits perfectly in one of our regular 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" medium envelopes.
This layout is perfect to make pockets to use for cash or gift cards.
I put the words in the middle- on the inside of the card!
So what do you think?  It is cute huh!  And this designer paper is so pretty too. 

stamp set: 'Wrapped in Warmth'
card stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Very Vanilla
designer paper:  This Christmas Specialty DSP
ink:  Garden Green
other:  1 1/2" Circle Punch; 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Dimensionals
note:  I used our SU! Paper Cutter to score the diagonals with.

Here is another cute twist card I did a few years ago!! Click HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!
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Yesterday was a quite day.  I worked on farm bookwork.  And Deke worked on the farm all day.  The Seeley family came out to eat lunch with us- so we were happy to see them!!!  

I am starting to feel a little better, so the meds are starting to work.  Today I'm home all day- except for a few errands I have to run to Sigourney to do.  I hope to get caught up on piles of things.  Deke will be home all day again to work on the farm catching up on his things too.  

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