Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Another card for a "GIFT CARD"!

Here is another Christmas gift card that was one of my Holiday Extravganza class projects.  
Check out the cute little Santa's hat clip on it.  And I love this old fashioned Santa stamp too!
The bottom part flips in at the bottom & it is like a match box fold.

stamp set:  'Antique Tags'
card stock: Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White
designer paper: Merry Moments Paper Stack (6x6), Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Real Red Glimmer Paper
ink:  Real Red

other:  Real Red Pompom Trim, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch Washi Label Punch, Tree Punch, mini clothes pins, dimensionals, Glue Dots, Decorative Label Punch
This is what it looks like opened up & where you slide the gift card into it.  I used the Decorative Label punch along the top edge where you slide the gift card into. 

  • 12x4 Whisper White- score at 3 3/4, 8, 8 3/4 & 9 1/2"
  • In center of edge use Decorative Label punch.
  • 2 3/4" Whisper White strip to punch out
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer- 1" strip to punch out Washi Label
  • Old Olive- 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 (card base); 3 1/2 x 3 1/2; 2 3/4" strip (circle punch)
  • Real Red- 3 1/4 x 3 1/4; 3/4 x 4
  • Red Glimmer- 2 3/4" strip to punch out 2 trees
  • Designer paper- 3x3

I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

This weeks- "WEEKLY DEALS"- November 24-30, 2015!

A Christmas Gift Card!

Check out this cute gift card holder.  This was one my Holiday Extravaganza projects from my big class last month.  
You put the gift card in the front pocket & a note in the back pocket.

Notice the pretty red vellum paper & red foil paper too!
Here is the note card I made that goes in the back pocket.

stamp sets: 'Oh, What Fun', 'Among the Branches' & 'Six Sayings' (hostess set)
card stock:  Whisper White
designer paper: Red Foil Sheets & Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum
ink:  Real Red
other:   2" Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scalloped Circle Punch, Whisper White 5/8" Satin Vellum, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Kraft Tag a Bag Gift Bags

You asked- what is the kraft piece that the gift card holder is made out of?  It is one of the Kraft Tag a Bag Gift Bags- #138315- (10 per pkg)- pg. 151 in main catalog= $3.50.

  • bag- score 3" along the bottom & fold up- creating a pocket.
  • ribbon- 16"
  • designer paper- 1 1/2 " x 12"
  • Red Foil & Whisper White- 2 3/4" strip to punch out circles
  • Note card= 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"
At Founders I got a cute swap from Patty Bennett with this fold/style.  I changed the stamp set & papers I used on mine- but give her total credit for a great idea here in designing a gift card holder!

Last night Deke, me & the boys went to Uncle Jerry & Aunt Kathy's to visit my Uncle Joe & Aunt Diane that are home from Georgia.  It is always wonderful to get to see them!

Gosh......G'ma is a busy beaver with little ones day/night this week!  Brayden & Masen are staying with us while Sarah & Nathan are gone on their honeymoon.  And then the other 3 boys are here each day while Manda & Steve work.  Masen did sleep all night last night!!  Wow....that was great for all of us!!! 

We're off to pick up the 3 Seeley boys & take Brayden to school.  Tonight I'm a farmer helping Deke.  Steve is going to help us too- as we have a bunch of outside hogs to sort & it goes much faster & easier with 3 of us doing it.  Manda is coming out to stay here with Masen & their boys, then we'll all eat supper together later for a belated birthday supper for Manda.  I'm gonna try to get a pot of soup made this afternoon (Manda requested my homemade cheesy potatoe soup) so hopefully it will be ready for us when we get in.  

I hope to get caught up on a bunch of emails, orders & piles of bookwork before I go to bed tonight. 

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

Monday, November 23, 2015

Holiday Catalog RETIRING LIST!

CLICK HERE to see the 
Holiday Catalog Retiring List! 
On the back of the Holiday Catalog it tells us that the products in this catalog are 
Currently the only product sold out is the Witches Hat Kit.
Here is the list of all of the products that will not be carried over from this catalog.
They are while supplies last only
PLEASE NOTE that the stamp sets will continue to be available through December 28th.  After that date they will be "while supplies last only".

EXTRAVAGANZA SALE starts TODAY- November 23, 2015!

 Don't miss out on this great sale!!  
Check out the details HERE!!

An Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek!

This is the card that I made for Manda for her birthday last week!  Oh was so much fun making it!  I used all new upcoming Occasions Catalog products that I got as one of my gifts at Founders in September.  

Isn't it just so cute!!  Lots of cheery & fun colors & styles are going on here.
 (Note:  The Occasions Catalog goes live on January 5th, 2016.  As a demonstrator we can begin ordering pre-order products from the Occasions Catalog beginning December 1st.)

I thought it was the perfect card & stamp set to use for her to celebrate her special 29th birthday!

I will look up the supplies used here & get this updated sometime soon.  

We had a super busy & amazing weekend with family celebrating Nathan & Sarah's marriage.  Brayden has stayed with us the past couple of days/nights & will stay with us again tonight.  Aunt Kathy will pick him up after school & we'll go get him & visit my Uncle Joe & Aunt Diane from Georgia that are back to Iowa visiting.  

Masen stayed with his other g'ma the past 2 nights- but I'll go meet her later today & he'll be staying with us the next 3 days/nights until Nathan & Sarah get home from their honeymoon.

So I'm up early this morning to get my walk in & Brayden & I will head to town to pick up the 3 Seeley boys.  We'll take Brayden to school & then head back out to our house for the day.  

Deke is off to chore early this morning & head to the office for his weekly board meeting.  

Gotta run......
I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!
Happy Monday!

Sunday, November 22, 2015


Here is a photo of Deke & I that Manda took of us at the end of the night at Nathan & Sarah's wedding last night. 

EXTRAVAGANZA SALE! November 23-30, 2015

Check out this awesome SALE!

Black Friday has arrived EARLY at Stampin’ Up!  
This sale is Nov. 23-30, 2015! 
There are also two 24 HR FLASH SALES 
occurring on Nov. 23rd AND Nov. 30th!
Click HERE to see the complete list of the items on sale! 

Please use this hostess code RBUBSQKM OR EMAIL ME 
me with your and I'll send you thank you card & little gift!
  • The 24 hour sale dates on the top two headers!  
  • The rest are on sale all week!

Mr. & Mrs. Nathan (Sarah) Wood

More leaves...

Here is one more pretty fall card with leaves!
stamp set:  'Gorgeous Grunge' & 'Vintage Leaves
card stock:  Hello Honey,  Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist & Chocolate Chip
ink: Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist
We had a beautiful wedding & a perfect day yesterday spent with family & friends at Sarah & Nathan's wedding!

It was late last night (early this morning) when we got home.  Deke chored & I cooked!  We'll sleep a few hours & get up to chore & cook some more.  I'm taking Cheesy potatoes, shredded port sandwiches & Oreo dessert for our lunch.  We'll pick up the 3 Seeley boys at their other grandparents in Sigourney & then head down to watch Nathan & Sarah open gifts.  We'll all have lunch together.  And then go back to the convention center to clean up!  I hope we are home by 6:00 pm tonight.  

I hope you have a SUPER Sunday!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Another Fall card!

Here is another clean & simple fall card.
stamp set:  'Gorgeous Grunge' & 'Vintage Leaves
card stock:  Hello Honey,  Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist
ink: Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist
other:  Extra Large Oval Punch, Dimensionals
It is a winter wonderland with lots of snow here that we got last night.  Traveling home from rehearsal supper was not fun- but thankfully everyone made it home safely.

 Today is the day!!  It is Nathan & Sarah's big day!!  Woo Hoo!

Yesterday was a busy day with decorating, picking up wedding dresses & tuxes, cooking all of the food for rehearsal supper, etc.

Today is full of finalizing things...first off is to get the wedding programs done.

I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Saturday!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, November 20, 2015

A gold poinsettia!

This is a very elegant fun fold card!!  It was one of the cards that everyone joining me for my November monthly classes got to make with me!
Isn't it pretty!!  And this 2-step stamp set is very easy to line up & use.  Check out the little circle that holds down the front.

stamp set:  'Reason for A Season'
card stock:  Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Gold Foil paper
designer paper: Season of Cheer DSP
ink:  Archival Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Versamark
other:  1 1/4" Circle Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Circle framelits,  Gold Cording, Gold Glitter Ribbon, Multipurpose Glue, Gold Glitter, Gold Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Last night was a late night on the farm & then in the kitchen.  Thankfully I have an amazing husband that helps me.  (Guess I have to help him, so he has to help me!) 

This morning Deke will be on the farm most of the day.  He is in charge of watching the potatoes & coming in to stir them.  I'm off to pick up Sarah's wedding dress & the other dresses that Sharlene altered for us.  I'll then pick up my rolls & head to Fairfield to decorate the Convention Center.  I'll head back home to meet up with Brayden & Deke & we'll all head back to Fairfield with a car full of food for rehearsal supper.  

The girls left early this morning to go get their nails done.  And the guys all took the day off to stay home with their boys so that G'ma has a day off to get to help with the wedding festivities.  

WOW!  How blessed we are that Sarah will offically be part of our family tomorrow!  We think the world of her & am so happy for her & Nathan!  They make a perfect pair.  Gosh- we have a VERY BUSY next couple of days & I pray that everyone enjoys it & it turns out to be a perfect day!

It sounds like we could have some nasty weather too today & tomorrow.  I pray that we don't get any ice & that everyone stays safe!

I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Lots of Leaves

Here is a clean & simple leaf card.  I love the fall colors here.  This card could be for many different occasions- birthday, sympathy, get well, etc....
Isn't it a fun layout too!

stamp set:  'Gorgeous Grunge' & 'Vintage Leaves
card stock:  Hello Honey,  Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist
ink: Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist
other:  Extra Large Oval Punch, Dimensionals
Last night after the boys were all gone Deke & ran to town to pay for the tuxes.  We then headed to Osky to eat a quick bite & get all of the groceries for the wedding rehearsal.  It was about 10:30 when we got home & we had to put everything away.

This morning I headed out early to pick up the boys.  Deke is working on farm all day today (with no meetings- yeah) & he is trying to catch up on grinding feed & things here.

Tonight when the boys leave I'm headed outside to be a farmer!  I'll help Deke with the pigs & then we sell some hogs tonight too.  When we get in we are going to be cooking up a storm!!  We have several pans of Oreo Dessert to make.  And then we'll also mix up a couple big crock pots of cheesy potatoes.  I will make the other food tomorrow.  Thankfully my dear friend Karen is cooking all of the pork loins for us & she is coming down to take care of things while we are at rehearsal!  (BLESS HER!)

Off I go......
I hope you have a very special Thursday!!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Another 'Winter Wishes' card

Here is another fun card I made with the set- 'Winter Wishes'.
stamp set:  'Winter Wishes'
card stock:  Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
ink:  Soft Suede
other:  Big Shot, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Sponge, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Snowflake Elements

We are all going 100 mph this week.  Last night Deke got his tux tried on & it fit!  I think I have my dress & everything now for the wedding too- thanks to my dear friend Donna.

I burnt the midnight oil working on cutting Christmas card kits.

This morning Deke is off early to chore & head to the courthouse for the day.  I'm off to pick up all of the boys.  

Tonight Deke & I are going to Osky to get all of the groceries & things for rehearsal supper. 

Gotta run.....
I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
Happy Stamping!