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Sunday, February 25, 2018

'Truly Tailored' = Guy card

Here is a clean & simple guy card.  I used the 'Tailored Tag' stamp set & coordinating Tailored Tag Punch.  And I also used a couple of the words from the 'Guy Greetings' stamp set.  

There were some images included on some of the stamps in this 'Tailored Tag' set that I didn't really want to be included with the words when I stamped them, so I just took my Paper Snips & cut out those images.  Here you can see the stamp sets from the back side, so you can tell where I cut things out of them.  And then you can also see how each of these stamps now look when I stamp & punch them out.
Check out this cool silver stripped designer paper.  It is from the Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Paper that is one of the FREE Sale-a-bration choices! It is really pretty. But doesn't it look good here for this guy card?
stamp set:  ''Guy Greetings' & 'Truly Tailored'
card stock:  Smoky Slate, Whisper White
designer paper:  Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Paper
ink:  Archival Basic Gray
other:  Perfect White Accents, Tailored Tag Punch, Dimensionals
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Yesterday was a great day of stamping!!  And then last night we had a fun night with our family!!

Today is another full day of stamping!!  Gotta run.........

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

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Paper- WOW!

WOW!!  Here is a beautiful card.  I made it especially for a friend for her birthday.

These awesome flowers are from the Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Paper that is one of the new Level 1 Sale-a-bration Choices!!  That means that you can get 12 sheets of 12x12 (3 each of 4 single sided designs) for FREE with a $50.00 order.

So to make this card I used 2 different sheets of this DSP.  I used the stemmed leaves image & then then flowers/leaves image too!  I fussy cut out the flowers.  
This specialty designer paper is foil embossed.  Look how cool it is to color using the Stampin' Blends.  I used the Light Old Olive & the Light Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends here.  
Check out the cool "celebrate" thinlit!  It is a Level 2 Sale-a-bration choice that you can get for FREE with a $100 order!  
And look at this pretty Pumpkin Pie ribbon!  How did I got it to be this color??  I used my Light Pumpkin Pie Stampin 'Blend & colored some of the Very Vanilla 3/8" Gold Metallic Edge ribbon.  This is just pretty cool huh!!  What a neat way to make any color of ribbon you want, so that you can match any of your projects using the Stampin' Blends. 

card stock:  Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzaz, Gold Foil
Stampin' Blends:  Light Pumpkin Pie, Light Old Olive
other:  Very Vanilla 3/8" Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Celebrate You Thinlits Diies
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Yesterday was a busy & fun day with kids!!  I then had stamp class here at our home last night.   It was a great night sharing, visiting & stamping with everyone that joined me! 

This morning I'm up early to walk & will be getting ready for another stamp class here at our home that I have this morning.  I hope the weather stays above freezing & we don't get any snow or ice.  It has been a long winter & I'm so ready for Spring!

Deke is up early to chore & then he is headed to town to go to Brayden's ball games.  I am bummed I can't go, but will be patiently waiting to get text message updates during the games.  And then I'll get to hear all about them tonight. 

As tonight we are getting together with our kids & grandkids.  I'm not sure yet what we'll be doing.....the boys want to go bowling, Deke wants to go to Happy Joes for pizza.  And I don't care.....with the unpredictable weather we might just be staying home & hanging out together playing games.  

Gotta run.....I'm off to finish getting to more stamping! 
I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Saturday!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Friday, February 23, 2018

'Southern Serenade'- Black Magic technique

Here is another gorgeous Black Magic technique card.  It makes me think of Spring!  Don't you love it!  I think it turned out really pretty!

It is hard to see- but if you look closely at the Real Red card stock, I shadow stamped (using the Real Red ink pad) the lace stamp.  It is really pretty in person! 

How did I do it?
  • I rubbed the Embossing Buddy over a strip of Basic Black card stock.
  • I stamped the flower image onto it, using the Versamark ink pad.
  • I dumped White Embossing Powder over it, tapping off the excess.
  • I heat set the Embossing Powder, using the Heat Tool.
  • I colored over the White embossed flower using these Stampin' Blends- Dark Cherry Cobbler, Dark Old Olive, Dark Daffodil Delight.

stamp set:  'Southern Serenade'
card stock:  Real Red, Basic Black, Old Olive
ink:  Versamark pad, Archival Basic Black, Real Red
Stampin' Blends:  Dark Cherry Cobbler, Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Old Olive
other:  White Perfect Accents (colored with a Black Sharpie), 1 1/2" Circle Punch, White Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Dimensionals
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Last night I burnt the midnight oil getting things ready for this weekend stamp classes.  I have a big group coming to stamp with me tonight & tomorrow morning!  I sure how that Mother-Nature is good to us.  I have my fingers crossed. 

I'm up early this morning to walk & will then spend my day with the 3 little ones.  When they leave tonight I'll be hurrying to get tables/chairs & things all set up & ready for my stampers!

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

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Another 'This Little PIggy' & a 'Barn Door'!

"This Little Piggy" is doing a jig!  He sure looks happy doesn't he!

Here is another clean & simple card I made with a pig & the "Barn Door" stamp set!  Again, I'm going the opposite direction of many of the cards that are made using this "Barn Door" bundle. 
At our house we have a block wall like this on one of barns.   So I created this card to look like it.

I used the Brick Wall Embossing folder behind this door.  
And I cut out the piggy using my Paper Snips.  
I did a fake sliding door with the "Sliding Door framelits".

This is still a cute piggy card, but the one I posted yesterday is my favorite!! Check it out HERE!


stamp sets:  'Barn Door', 'This Little Piggy' & 'Perennial Birthday'
card stock:  Real Red, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Blushing Bride, Smoky Slake
ink:  Archival Basic Black
Stampin' Write markers:  Blushing Bride, Chocolate Chip
other:  Paper Snips (to cut out the piggy), Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Barn Door Sliding Door Framelits, Standard Platform, Brick Wall Embossing Folder, dimensionals
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Yesterday was a busy day!  I took the kids & went & got my drivers license renewed.  Deke was in a meeting & couldn't help out- but the boys were angels & we got along just great!!  I was so proud of them.  After I got my license we stopped by several different offices in the courthouse, so that I could visit some of my old co-workers that I don't get to see too often any more.  It was good to get to see some of them!

When the kids went home last night I burnt the midnight oil stamping!!  I was in creative mood & got several cards created.  Some of them might be cards I end up using for my March monthly classes or my upcoming "All Occasions" card classes.  

This morning Deke is up early to chore & head to Ottumwa for a meeting.  He then will come home to chore & head to another meeting again tonight.  I'm up early to walk & head to town.  I'll take the twins to school & then spend my day with the 3 little ones.  All 3 big boys will ride the bus here after school.  Ainslee will be here late tonight (as the big boys have a reading thing at school tonight to go to) so hope she can stay entertained watching me score & fold card bases, as I still have some things I have to finish up for this weekends classes.  

Gotta run........
I hope you have a very special Thursday!!
Happy Stamping!
hugs-
SUSIE



Wednesday, February 21, 2018

"This Little Piggy" with a barn door!

Oh 'This Little Piggy'!   He is soooo stinkin' cute!  And so is this "Barn Door" Bundle!

This is a clean & simple card- but oh so cute!  You know the farmer in me just had to do something a little different than the rest of the ways most everyone else has been using this "Barn Door" Bundle.  

I just love my little piggy by the barn door!  

And check out the the new Simple Stripes Embossing Folder for the red barn card front.  I thought it worked perfectly for that! What a cool embossing folder this is!
So what do you think?  I'd love to hear what you have to say about this piggy card.  Leave me a comment!  
 
stamp sets:  'Barn Door', 'This Little Piggy' & 'Perennial Birthday'
card stock:  Real Red, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Blushing Bride
ink:  Archival Basic Black
Stampin' Write markers:  Blushing Bride, Chocolate Chip
other:  Paper Snips (to cut out the piggy), Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Barn Door Sliding Door Framelits, Standard Platform, Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, dimensionals
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Yesterday was a totally crazy day.......it just so didn't turn out as it was planned at all.  We awoke yesterday morning to rain & a chance of freezing rain.  We had the roars of thunder & hard rain.  All of our local schools were delayed 2 hours & then they ended up cancelling for the day.  So Grandma had all 6 kids here.  We played board games, card games & I pads.  

Last night when the kids went home I had tons I needed to get done.  I got caught up on my emails, made supper/dishes & picked up toys.  By the time I got done with finishing this card & my blog post- I was done for it.  Deke had a meeting with our local Farm Bureau group, so it was late when he got home.  We were both ready to call it a day. 

We are up early this morning.  Deke wants to clean our the outside hog barns & get them rebeded while the ground is frozen.  He'll then chore & head to the courthouse for a mid-morning meeting.  I'm up early to walk, head to town to take the twins to school & then spend my day with the 3 little ones.  If the weather is good & Ainslee isn't napping, I need to run to town to renew my driver's license this morning later too.

Tonight when the kids go home I'll be folding card stock & getting things ready for my upcoming stamp classes that I have this weekend!!! 

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

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

'Picture Perfect Birthday'- pull out/slider card

Here is another 'Picture Perfect Birthday' card that is a pull out/slider card!  It is similar to the one I shared yesterday......just a little different layout, but the same concept.  
Here is is all pulled out, with the bow slid over.
It turned out cute too!!  

This is the first pull out/slider card that I made.  You can see the other one I made CLICK HERE TO SEE IT & THE STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL I DID ON HOW TO MAKE IT TOO!

stamp set:  'Picture Perfect Birthday'
card stock:  Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
designer paper:  Picture Perfect Party (6x6) dsp
ink:  Rich Razzleberry
other:  Paper Snips (to cut out bow from DSP), 3/4" Circle Punch, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Stitched Oval Framelits, Adhesive Strips, Dimensionals, Tailored Tag Punch
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Yesterday I was up early to walk & finish making copies of tax things to get delivered to our CPA.  I made a quick stop at Walmart & headed home to work on stamping stuff.  

This morning Deke is up early to chore & head to the office for his weekly board meeting.  I'm up early to walk & head to town to take the twins to school & then I'll spend my day with the 3 little ones.  Deke has another meeting tonight & I'll be working on stamping things for my upcoming classes that I have this week!

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

Monday, February 19, 2018

A slider/pull out bithday card- TUTORIAL!

Check it out!!  I made a fun slider/pull out birthday card!! 

Want another great idea to use your Barn Door framelit with?  Read on.......

The first time I saw the Barn Door framelit I knew I wanted to make a slider card with it.  I finally had time to play with it & make this card last night.  I think it turned out super cute!!  What do you think?

How did I do it?
I have some photos & steps for you to see below-
#1- Cut out the window, using the Barn Door Framelit.  
NOTE:  The window is about 1 3/4" from the bottom.  Whisper White card stock- 4 1/2 x 3 3/4"
#2- This is what it looks like when you get the slider hole cut out.
#3- Make a "track", using the adhesive strips on each side of the slider window.  
NOTE:  Be sure you slide your piece of card stock into it first (Whisper White slider piece measures- 4 1/2 x 1 1/4"), so that you have it tight, but not rubbing. 
#4-I added a little 'stop to the one end, using another adhesive strip, so that pull out strip couldn't go all of the way through.  
#5- Be sure you rub the embossing buddy on the inside edges of the adhesive strip so that your paper slide out doesn't stick to it. 
#6- Attach the window piece to the front of the card.  It will look like this. 
#7- Using my Paper Snips, I fussy cut a bow out of the Picture Perfect Party DSP.  COOL HUH!
#8- Adhere a piece of Picture Perfect Party DSP to the bottom edge of the card front- 4 1/2 x 1 1/4".

#9- Slid in the pull out strip- between the adhesive track that you made. 
NOTE:  If you want to stamp words onto it- do that first, so that you'll get a good stamped image on it. 
I used the Bermuda Bay marker on the words- 'to you' to add to the pull out strip!

#10- Add a short piece of the adhesive strip to it the Whisper White pull our strip.  

#11- Use the Tailored Tag punch & adhered it to the adhesive strip that inside the window track.  
Below is what it looks like when it is stuck onto the adhesive strip
#12- Add another strip of Pool Party card stock- 4 1/2 x 1 1/4", to the front of the card by using an adhesive strip.  This is to hide the window. 
NOTE:  I only put the adhesive strip along the bottom edge of this piece of card stock, as you want the top to be free, so that it is hiding the window, but allowing it to move freely!

#13- This is what it looks like when you put the Pool Party strip on & have your pull out piece inside the track. 
#14- Add a dimensional to the top point of the Tailored Tag punch. 
NOTE:  Be sure that it isn't touching the Pool Party card stock piece. 
#15- Stick the bow onto the dimensional & finished decorating the card front.
#16- The card is finished!  
Check out this cute card when it is pulled out!
Isn't it cute!!  And it was so much fun to make!  I'm sending it to a special friend for her birthday!  I hope she likes it!

stamp set:  'Picture Perfect Birthday'
card stock:  
  • Pool Party- 4 1/4 x 11; 4 1/2 x 1 1/4" ; 1 3/4" strip- stamp words on & cut out with Stitched Framelits
  • Whisper White- 4 1/2 x 3 3/4"; 4 1/2x 1 1/4"- pull out piece; 2 1/4" strip- punch out Tailored Tag Punch
  • Rich Razzleberry- 4 3/4 x 4"
  • Myths & Magic Glimmer (Bermuda Bay)- 4 1/2 x 1/2"
designer paper:
  • 4 1/2 x 1 1/4"
  • Bow DSP images= Fussy cut one out with our Paper Snips
ink:  Bermuda Bay
Stampin Write Marker:  Bermuda Bay
other:  Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Stitched Framelits, Tailored Tag Punch, Dimensionals, Adhesive Strip

If you have any questions- don't hesitate to contact me! 
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Wow- I've had a busy weekend of bookwork- getting things ready for our CPA to do our taxes.  I have our farm, my daycare & my stamping stuff to get ready.  I can honestly say I'm tired of looking at numbers, but jumping with joy that I have it ready to take to her!

I'm up early to walk & then head to the CPA's.  I hope to make a quick delivery to a customers home & run to Walmart.  I have the day off & plan to spend it cleaning up stampin' stuff & getting ready for my classes I have this weekend!  

I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday on this Presidents' Day.

Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Picture Perfect Party Designer Papert!

Wow- have you noticed the awesome designer paper in the Occasions Catalog on page 5 called Picture Perfect Party!!  It has graphic designs on one side & photographic imagery on the other side.  It is just sooo cool!!

Yes, check out these cool balloons on this card!!  And don't you love these word thinlits called Celebrate You.  These thinlits are a Level 2 Sale-a-bration Choice & you can get them for FREE with a $100 order! 

My dear stampin' friend Sally, sent this cute card to me for my birthday this week.  I just had to share it!

I love this DSP & creating with it is on my list, of things to do.  But I've had a crazy past 2 weeks & haven't had time to create much for my blog posts.  So hopefully next week I can get caught up on that.
stamp set:  'Picture Perfect Birthday'- for inside words

card stock:  Pool Party, Whisper White, Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper- Retired
designer paper:  Picture Perfect Party (6x6) dsp
ink:  Black Memento- for inside words
other:   3/8"Mini Chevron ribbon, Tutti-frutti sequins, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Celebrate You Thinlits- Level 2 Sale-a-bration choice
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Yesterday I ran a few errands in the morning & was buried in piles of paper the rest of the day, working on tax stuff!  Today is pretty much going to be a repeat day of yesterday!  I hope that I get alot done.

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

Saturday, February 17, 2018

'Petal Palette'- spotlighting


Here is a beautiful "spotlighting technique" card.  

My downline Dawn Keline shared a card similar to this one at our team meeting in January.  The Petal Passion Designer Paper that I used here just works perfectly for doing this cool technique.

The "spotlighting technique" is often done on a collage stamped card.  And this Petal Passions Designer Paper is the perfect collage images.  

How did I do this?
  • I punched a circle out of this Petal Passion Designer Paper using the 2" Circle Punch.  
  • I colored the flowers in the punched out circle using the Stampin' Blends. 
  • I added the Wink of Stella over the top of the colored flowers.
  • I punched a Black Circle to layer behind the colored flowers using the 2 1/4" Circle Punch.  
  • Using dimensionals I put the layered flower circle back over the top of the piece that I punched out. 
Isn't it just so clean, simple & pretty!!  
 
stamp set:  'Petal Palette'
card stock:  Calypso Coral, Basic Black, Whisper White
designer paper:  Petal Passion DSP
ink:  Archival Basic Black
Stampin' Blends:  Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette
other:  2" Circle Punch, 2 1/4" Circle Punch, Dimensionals
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This morning Deke is up early to chore & head to the courthouse for a meeting.  I'm up early to walk & then headed to town to run some errands.  I'm then going to hide the rest of the weekend, working on tax stuff that I have to get done.  

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


Friday, February 16, 2018

Sale-a-bration Choices!

  For every $50 (or $100) you spend during Sale-a-bration you get to choose 
an item from these 2 catalogs for FREE!
ADDITIONAL Sale-a-bration products- 2/16/18 to 3/31/18
You can click on this link to see it! 
https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/catalogs/Sale-A-Bration%202018/2nd%20Release/20180216_SAB18-2_en-US.pdf

These are the NEW Sale-a-bration chocies that were added yesterday on 2/16/18!
They are available until 3/31/18!
  • 'Eclectic Expressions' stamp set- wood or clear- FREE with a $50 order
  • Springtime Foils Specialty DSP- (12x/12)- FREE with a $50 order
  • Blooming Basket Bundle- wood or clear- INCLUDES- the stamp set & coordinating Basket Weave Embossing Folder- FREE with a $100 order
 Sale-a-bration Products- 1/3/18 to 3/31/18
You can click on this link to see it!
http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/catalogs/Sale-A-Bration%20201/20180103_SAB18-1_en-US.pdf

These products became available on 1/3/18!  
They are available until 3/31/18!
  • 'Heartfelt Blooms'- stamp set- wood or clear- FREE with a $50 order
  • Mixed Medallion Card Kit- FREE with a $50 order
  • 'Beautiful Peacock'- stamp set- photopolymer only- FREE with a $50 order
  • 'Lots of Lavender'- stamp set- photopolymer only- FREE with a $50 order
  • Shimmer Ribbon Pack- 3 colors- Calypso Coral, Basic Gray & Bermuda Bay-FREE with a $50 order
  • Sweet Soiree' Memories & More Card Pack- FREE with a $50 order
  • 'Epic Celebration'- stamp set- wood or clear- FREE with a $50 order
  • Bubbles & Fizz- 12x12 Designer Paper- FREE with a $50 order
  • Tutti-fruitti Cards & Envelopes- FREE with a $50 order
  • 'Party Pandas'- stamp set- wood or clear- FREE with a $50 order
  • 'Amazing You'- stamp set- wood or clear- FREE with a $50 order
  • Celebrating You Thinlits Dies- FREE with a $100 order
  • 'Happy Wishes' stamp set- wood or clear- FREE with a $100 order


'Petal Palette' bird

I did another black & white card, white a splash of red on it too!  This time I used the bird from the 'Petal Palette' stamp set.  I colored him using my Light Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blend & then added some Wink of Stella to him for some added shimmer!
I did a fun curtain fold along the bottom half of this card, using the Petal Passion DSP.  I colored a few of the white dots on it, using my Light Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blend.  

There are products I used:

  • 'Petal Palette' stamp set
  • 1/4" Organza Whisper White ribbon
  • Petal Passion DSP- I colored some of the dots red, using my Light Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blend
What are the measurements to make this curtain fold?  
  • 6 x 2 3/4"- dsp
  • score at 2", 2 1/2", 4", 4 1/2" 
  • diagonal cut at the 1" mark on your Stampin' Trimmer from the 2" score mark- through all of the rest of the scoring marks.    
stamp set:  'Petal Palette'
card stock;  
  • Basic Black- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2- fold in half for card base; 4 1/4 x 1/2"- to put between the curtain seam & the top bird/flower piece
  • Whisper White- 4 x 2 3/4"- stamp bird/leaves on this piece & adhere to the front top of the card; 4 x 5 1/4- for inside of card to stamp verse on; 1/4" x 3"- to stamp words onto & diagonal cut both ends
designer paper:  Petal Passion DSP- 6 x 2 3/4"
ink:  Black Memento
Stampin' Blends:   Cherry Cobbler- light
other:  Wink of Stella, 1/4" Whisper White Organza Ribbon- 6", Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Stampin' Trimmer. Tear & Tape Adhesive, Glue Dot, Dimensionals
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Yesterday was a busy day with the kids.  When everyone was gone home last night I worked on bookwork.  

This morning Deke is up early to chore & head to an early meeting.  I'm up early to walk, head to town to get the boys & take the twins to school & then spend my day with the 3 little ones.  tonight when everyone is gone home I'll be doing bookwork again.

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

Thursday, February 15, 2018

'Magic Day'- dragon

I used the cute little dragon from the 'Magic Day' stamp set for this card.  This is a clean & simple & made with several punches.  I used the Wink of Stella on the dragon to add some glimmer! 
stamp set:  'Magic Day' & 'Sure Do Love You'
card stock:   Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Pool Party, Whisper White
designer paper:  Bubbles & Fizz- Sale-a-bration Level 1 choice
ink:  Archival Basic Black
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Layering Circles Framelits, Magical Mates Framelits Dies, 2 1/4" Circle Punch, Cookie Cutter Punch (small heart), Wink of Stella, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Paper Snips
This is what I made to give the boys for Valentines Day!  
And I didn't think that I could give a dragon to Ainslee.  So her card is similar to the boys cards, but I used the unicorn on hers instead. 
 
 I added some Wink of Stella to the unicorn, to add some extra bling to it too!
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Yesterday was a busy day with the kids.  When they went home I made a trip to Osky & right back- just to deposit a hog check.  And then I spent my night doing farm bookwork.  

This morning I'm up early to walk & then go get the boys.  I'll take the twins to school & spend my day with the 3 little ones.  

Tonight I plan to do bookwork when the kids go home.  

I hope you have a very special Thursday!!
Happy Stamping!
hugs-
SUSIE

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day to each of you!!  I hope you have a special day!!

This is a pretty card that I did at my classes last week!  I used vellum for the overlay on it!  Not only is it a cute Valentines card, but it would make a great anniversary, wedding or birthday card too!

I added the Painted With Love Specialty DSP too, under the vellum!  This designer paper is just gorgeous with the gold accents in it.
So what do you think?  Do you like it?  I added Gold Foil accents & Enamel Shape accents to it too!

'Sure Do Love You'- #145763 (w)= $29.00 or #145766 (c)= $21.00- OC- pg. 19 Bundle available
'Lovely Wishes'- #145924 (photopolymer)= $$17.00 OC- pg. 50 (for inside words)
card stock:
  • Melon Mambo B (24)- #115320-= $8.00- pg. 186    5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
  • Vellum (20)- #101856= $8.00- pg. 194  5 x 3 3/4"
  • Gold Foil (2- 12x12)-#132622= $5.00- pg. 194  5 1/2 x 1/2"; 2 1/2" strip
  • Whisper White N (4)- #100730= $9.00- pg. 185  2 3/4" strip; 4 x 5 1/4"
designer paper:
  • Painted with Love Specialty DSP (12-12x12) OC-pg. 19  5 1/2 x 2 1/4"
ink:  Melon Mambo B- #126948= $6.50- pg. 186
other:  Brights Enamel Dots (Melon Mambo)- #141680= $9.00- pg. 196
1/8" Gold Ribbon- #134583= $5.00- pg. 198        6"
Big Shot- #143263= $110.00- pg. 209
Magnetic Platform- #130658= $40.00- pg. 209
Lots of Love Box Framelits Dies- #145653= $33.00-OC- pg. 19  Bundle available
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Yesterday was a crazy day!  The twins both felt better, so they got to go to school.   Brayden & Masen both ended up staying with us on Monday night & Ainslee went to the ER.  She has RSV & was having a hard time breathing, eating & was getting dehydrated.  She was a little better last night when she was here.....so hoping she is feeling much better today when she gets here. 

I left early yesterday morning to head to town & take the 3 big boys to school.  I then spent my day with the little ones.  Last night Steve & Manda played in the snow with all of the boys here at our house.  When everyone went home I worked on stamping stuff.

This morning Deke is up early to chore & head to Mt. Pleasant for a meeting there.  I'm off to walk & head to town to take the twins to school & spend my day with the little ones again.  Tonight we are just staying home & hopefully can catch up on some things. 

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

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

More 'Heartleft Blooms'

This is one of the cards that everyone joining me at my January stamp classes made with me!  Isn't this 'Heartfelt Blooms' stamp set just beautiful!!  This stamp set is one of the products that you can get for FREE during Sale-a-bration (now until 3/31/18) with a $50 order!  

This stamp set is called a Distinktive stamp.  Stampin' Up! is in the process of getting a patent for this.  You just ink this whole flowery image, all at one time & stamp it!  It lays down the ink at different opacities giving the finished image more depth!  You just ink the surface lightly for a perfect photographic finish. 

I stamped the flowery image onto Whisper White card stock, using the Smoky Slate ink pad.  I then colored in some of the flowers using the Light Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blend & Light Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blend.  

I then used my Clear Wink of Stella over the flowers.

And check out the Clear Faceted Gem I added to the center of the big flower.
I used the new Tailored Tag Punch for the words.  I punched out a Berry Burst Tag Punch, cut in half horizontally & layered it behind the punched out words.

And look at the gorgeous Berry Burst 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon.  WOW!  

stamp set:  'Heartfelt Blooms'
card stock:  Smoky Slate, Berry Burst, Whisper White
ink:  Smoky Slate
Stampin' Blends:  Light Pink Pirouette, Light Rich Razzleberry
other:  Tailored Tag Punch, Berry Burst 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon, Clear Faceted Gem, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Clear Wink of Stella
 This is a fun z fold card too!!  Cool huh!
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Yesterday was a LONG day!  3 sick kids to the dr & they all have something different!  Praying they are better soon & today is a little better day!

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



Monday, February 12, 2018

The boys making Valentines!

The boys- Trey & Masen- made some Valentines the other day!!  
It is so fun to see them make crafts!!  
What would we do without punches, dimensionals & glue dots? 
 Masen is sticking his little hearts onto one of his big hearts.
Trey is sticking on his little hearts onto one of his big hearts.
Here is their finished projects!!  Didn't they turn out cute!!
We hung them on the door knobs in the family toy room!