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!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

This weeks "WEEKLY DEALS"- Oct. 21-27, 2014!

'Ornamental Pines'

Good morning-

Here is a card that I made this month for a swap that I was in.   I love this stamp set & just think it is very elegant.

Check out the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter I added to these pines.  Don't you just love the sparkle!

This stamp set would also make not only an awesome Christmas card (like it's intent), but it could also be used for a guys birthday card, sympathy card, etc.

'Ornamental Pines'
cs:  Naturals Ivory, Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso
ink:  Mossy Meadow & Early Espresso
supplies:  Big Shot, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Mossy Meadow ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dimensionals, Glue Dot

This is an easel card.  Check out how it stands up when it is open.

I've been busy stamping!!  I have some super cute new things created for STYC & I can't wait for everyone to see them.  I've got a long next 4 days ahead of me- but I love this big event & I can't wait to share!

Deke has a meeting today.  My mom is gonna come down to visit & see the boys a bit, so we are looking forward to that.  Tonight I'm a farmer helping Deke sell hogs.  And when I get in I'll be burning the midnight oil stamping!  

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

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Curvy Keepsake "Santa" Box

Good morning!!  
Here is a cute little "Santa" box created with the Curvy Keepsakes Box Thinlit Die.  This another project for my upcoming Stamp 'Til You Cramp.

'Good Greetings'- hostess set
cs:  Basic Black, Real Red, Gold Foil, Whisper White
ink:  Black Memento
supplies:  Big Shot, Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit Dies, Owl Punch, Petite Curly Punch, Little Labels Punch Pack, Real Red 3/8" Satin Woven Ribbon, Gold 1/8" Ribbon

Check out the side view of the box shown below with the little tag attached.  That tag is also one of the thinlits included with the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit set. 

Yesterday we went to the Firemans' breakfast and then back home so we could both go back to work.  Deke had alot to do on the farm as he has alot of meetings this week.  I spent my day stamping left over projects from parties this month & putting things away in my Stampin' Studio so that I can find them.  I now have a stack of 20 empty boxes to fill with projects!  I got a few things done for STYC.....but have lots to do this week.

This morning I'm headed in to pick up the boys.  Susie's Hair Hut will be open tonight to give a quick haircut to Steve & I'll then be burning the midnight oil stamping!!  

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

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A cute card little box!

Here is a cute little card box that I made as one of the projects 
for my upcoming Stamp 'Til You Cramp class.
It turned out super cute!
I wanted a little something to hold a set of cards.
Neat huh!
It is a true Susie's original & I'm pretty proud of it.
 It stands up well.
right here it is shown with 5 cards in it, along with 5 envelopes 
& there is still plenty of room that we could add a few more.
Awesome huh!

*The cards inside this box are my all done with the One Sheet Wonder Technique.
And I'll share more about that another day!

Supplies for the BOX only:
'Chalk Talk'
cs:  Bermuda Bay & Whisper White
dp:  2013-2015 In Color Designer Series 12x12 Paper Stack
ink:  Bermuda Bay
1 3/4" Scalloped Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, dimensionals

And yes- I'll gladly share the measurements with you so that you can make one too!

Box Measurements:
Bermuda Bay CS-
  • 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
  • score on all 4 sides at 2"
  • snips up corners on the long & then cut a triangle in each slit- so that the corners fold easily & line up, making my box
Designer Paper-
1 1/2 x 12"- score at  2 1/4", 3 3/4", 8 1/4", 9 3/4"

I was a stamping fool for the day yesterday!
I got alot done- but have a long ways to go.
My Stamp 'Til You Cramp countdown has begun.
It is in 6 more days!
Woo Hoo!

Last night I took the boys & we went to the races.
They were good & had fun!
It was chilly out.
Nathan didn't have good luck though.
It wasn't a fun way to end his racing season.
But now they have all winter to work on things for next years racing season.

We dropped the twins off at their house on way home,
but Brayden stayed with us-
as we left when Nathan was done- but the races weren't over with yet.
So this morning we are headed into the Fireman's breakfast real quick to eat
& then back home for me to stamp!
I pray I still have my good mojo.

I hope you have a SUPER Sunday!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Check out this perpetual calendar!

Here is one of my Stamp 'Til You Cramp projects
that everyone will be making next Saturday!!
I really like the way it turned out.
The 2 1/2 x 2 1/2" blocks were made using the new Gift Box Punch Board
from the Holiday Catalog.
 Won't this look cute sitting on a desk or bookshelf.
It is something that you can use each day 
& year after year.
I hope everyone attending likes it as much as I do.
Love this pretty sunflower added to the top too!

We had a fun time together yesterday with Lawson visiting.
The boys got along really well.
I tired to get a picture of them.....
but that wasn't too easy of a task to accomplish.

Susie's Hair Hut was open too- so Brody & Drake both got their hair cut.
Wow- they look so grown up.
And I'm so glad that I got them done.

The guys went racing last night.  
Nathan got 2nd in his heat & 2nd in the main.
I stayed home & spent my night stamping & working
on STYC projects.

I'll be spending my day stamping!
Please pray that I have good mojo & all just comes together well.

I have tons to do to get ready for my big stamp camp next Saturday!
I can't wait for you all to see all of the projects we'll be making.

 Tonight I'll be headed to Memphis, Missouri to watch 
Nathan race & I'll be taking all 3 boys along with me-
Brayden, Brody & Drake.
We're all excited to go.
And this is my favorite track to go watch racing at
& I haven't been there yet this year.
And this is probably our last night of racing for 2014.
There are still a few more weekends where we could go-
but we all have other things going on & aren't able to go.

I hope you have a very SPECIAL Saturday!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, October 17, 2014

More 'Ornamental Pines'

Good morning!
This is a card that everyone joining me at my October classes last week got to make.
It is called double time stamping.
So that you stamp the 2 center pieces at the same time & then layer then.
I just love this stamp set.
It is forsure one of my favorites in the Holiday Catalog.
It just doesn't have to be a Christmas card.
Gosh- it would make a wonderful guy card or sympathy card too.
 'Ornamental Pines'
cs:  Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla
ink:  Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso
marker:  Early Espresso
supplies:  Mossy Meadow ribbon, dimensionals, glue dot

Deke went along with me last night on my monthly stamp delivery run.
It was great to have the company while driving.
And we went to Longhorn Steak House for supper too!
 It was a late night burning the midnight oil stamping when we got home.

This morning I'm off to pick up the boys.
We'll be hurrying home, as my great-nephew Lawson will be spending the day with us too.
Lawson is 2 1/2 year old.
So I'm going to have a super busy day!!

The guys are headed to Memphis tonight to race.
I plan to be home alone.
And I'll be stamping my night away!
I have lots to do to get ready for my Fall Stamp 'Til You Cramp!
I have so many fun things planned & 
I always looks forward to this fun annual stamp camp.

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

Thursday, October 16, 2014

An elegant 'Wonderous Wreath' card

Good morning-
Here is a silver card that I'm offering for my Christmas card class.
 I got a pretty card at Founders from a friend- Jennifer Cotton.
She only used Smoky Slate as a layer & then embossed her wreath.
I wanted to add a little more color & simplify the making of it for mass producing.
So here is what I came up with.
Isn't it just very elegant!

'Wondrous Wreath'
cs:   Whisper White, Smoky Slate & Basic Gray
ink:  Smoky Slate & Basic Gray
supplies:  Big Shot, Wonderful Wreath framelits, Silver 1/8" Ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue Dot

Yesterday was a beautiful fall day!
Finally the boys got to play outside for while yesterday morning & afternoon.
Last night I ended up running to Osky to deposit our hog check from last week
& pick up some much needed groceries.
I burnt the midnight oil sorting stamp orders when I got home.

I'm headed in to pick up the boys now.
Tonight is my delivery stamp run- so I'll be seeing alot of you!
Deke might end up riding along.
That would be awesome if he does.
Maybe we'll even stop someplace & eat a quick bit for supper.

I will be burning the midnight oil stamping when we get home.
Ideas are spinning in my head.....
I just hope they all come together when I go to put them on paper.
I'm excited for my upcoming big fall class that is on the 25th!
I just have alot to do between now & then.

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

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The NEW "2014 Holiday Supplement" is comig your way!

Check out the New Holiday Catalog Supplement!
It is just in time to help you with some of your upcoming Christmas/Holiday projects!
to see this Mini Holiday Catalog.

Items from this catalog are available beginning next Monday, October 20th, 2014.
The items in this catalog are WHILE SUPPLY LASTS ONLY!

If you'd like a copy of this Mini Catalog- I have some
that you can pick up if you'll be attending any of my upcoming classes.
If you are live afar & want one- please contact me.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new star box kit!
#138104- 'Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit'= $25.95
Can you believe that you get 26 stars in many different sizes in this kit!
All of the "hard work"to make these boxes is already done for you.
The sticky strip & everything is already on the boxes-
so you'll easily be able to complete these by just putting them together.

If you are attending my upcoming Stamp 'Til You Cramp event on the 25th-
you'll get to make some of these star boxes & see this kit!

'Ornamental Pines' for my Christmas card class!

Well- this is my favorite card in my Christmas card kits that I'm offering.
It is just style, my colors, my likes.
And I love the sparkle of the glitter added to it too!
 'Ornamental Pines'
cs:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake & Very Vanilla
ink:  Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso
supplies:  Big Shot, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Circle Framelits, Paper Snips, 
Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Burlap Ribbon, Glue Dots

Yesterday was a long day.
The boys did great at their well check dr appointments.
They love Dr. Mary & Nurse Stacy.
Manda, me, Brody & Drake all got our flu shots.
Trey just turned 4 months- so he had to get 3 shots too.
He'll get his flu shot at his 6 month check up.

Loading/sellings hogs went well last night.
It was just Deke & me.
Deke had made a new loading chute for the semi to back up to 
for our big outside lot.
It was great & worked well!
Brayden had fun 'helping' us from the other side of the fence.
He is such a little farmer & can't wait until he is big enough to actually help.

I'm headed into Manda's to get the boys & 
take Brayden to school this morning, as Nathan has an early meeting.
Tonight I think I'm finally home for a change!!
Woo Hoo!
I have several boxes of stamps that my UPS man brought yesterday afternoon.
I need to get them all sorted & ready for delivery!
So will be working on that.

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

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Here is a NEW Photopolymer Christmas set!

Stampin' Up! just released a brand new Photopolymer stamp set!
 Check it out!
What a beautiful set just in time for the upcoming Christmas season!
#139523- 'Gentle Peace'= $15.95

This weeks- Weekly Deals- Oct. 14-20, 2014!

Mingle All The Way!!

Happy Tuesday!

Here is one of the cards that I shared at Cathy's party last weekend.
Lynn was interested in seeing how to make & use the
Circle Card Thinlit- so this is what I created to share.
I love it!
I think it turned out super cute.
 Check it out when it is opened up.
'Mingle All The Way' & 'Cheerful Tags'
cs:  Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky, Whisper White
ink:  Lost Lagoon
supplies: Big Shot, Circle Card Thinlit, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, 
2 1/2" Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Lost Lagoon 3/8" Silky Taffeta ribbon, 
Frosted Sequins (snowflakes), Basic Rhinestones, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

The boys were so disappointed that it was rainy most of yesterday.
We sang 'rain, rain go away'- several times.
Luckily it was only drizzling last night when we were sorting hogs.
And thankfully Nathan & Steven came to help us.
So we weren't too wet when we got in.

This morning I'm headed to Manda's early.
She has an early appointment at school.
And the inspector is coming to check out their winterizing they've had done-
so the boys & I will be there until he is done.
We'll then run to our home to get lunch with Deke.
And then Manda & I are taking the boys to see Dr. Mary for check ups.
Trey will have his 4 month check up & 
Brody & Drake will have their 3 year check ups.
Brayden will be here after school- so we are looking forward to seeing him.

He'll get to help us outside.
As tonight I'll be a farmer again & we'll be helping Deke sell hogs.
I hope we don't get I think it is suppose to be rainy 
all day again today.
 Here is a photo of Trey taken on Sunday (the 12th).
I can't believe that he is 4 months old already.
Isn't he just a cutie!

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

Monday, October 13, 2014

'Ornamental Pines'

Good morning!
Here is another one of the cards I'm offering for my Christmas card class

that you can choose to make!
 I love this evergreen pine stamp set.
This card was one of the favorites everyone at my class yesterday choose to 
order & will be making for their Christmas cards.

I will update this post with a supply list soon.

I had a super busy weekend FULL of stamping!!!
I saw lots of you & shared!
It was great wasn't it!
We are off & running on another busy week here.
I'm headed in now to go get the boys for the day.
Tonight & tomorrow night I'm a farmer helping Deke outside with the piggies. 
I just need to be home so I can work on my upcoming Fall Stamp 'Til You Cramp projects & 
catch up on other things too.
Humm.....but when?

I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

'The Newborn King'

Good morning!
Here is another one of my Christmas card kit choices.
 I will update this post with the supply list sometime soon.

Busy day stamping yesterday!
We had a great time at Cathy's stampin' party!

I'm off here soon to another stampin' party-
to spend my day stamping with Heather & Darla
and their friends!

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