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Monday, January 23, 2017

OH my.....'Tasty Treats'!

OH my.......the first time I saw this little truck in the Sale-a-bration Catalog I can honestly say it wasn't my first choice.  But I've seen a ton of different ideas done with this cute stamp set, so I couldn't wait to play with this set last night & make this card for today's blog post.

Clean, simple & cute!  Doesn't that just sum up this little truck!  

AND I just love Sale-a-bration (SAB) time!  This stamp set & the designer paper that I used here are both choices that you can choose to get for free with each qualified order of $50.  

stamp set:  'Tasty Trucks'- SAB choice= free with a $50 order
card stock:  Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Whisper White
designer paper:  Carried Away DSP- SAB choice= free with a $50 order
ink:  Black Memento
markers:  Many Marvelous Markers
other:  Smoky Slate ribbon, dimesnionals, glue dot
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It is an early morning on the farm!  We load hogs this morning, so I'll be a farmer out helping Deke.  Then he'll chore & head to the office for his weekly board meeting.  I'll head to town & spend the day with the boys at Manda's home today.

Tonight I hope I can find a burst of energy to work on stamping stuff.  I have TONS to get caught up on & done in the next few days!

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

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Another Sale-a-bration 'Avant Garden' with 'Delicate Details'!



This is another card I made using the 'Avant Garden' Sale-a-bration set.  

I made another card like this one & posted it earlier.  I used the Wisteria Wonder color with it.  You can see that card HERE!
Which one do you like better?  This one that I made using Flirty Flamingo. 

OR this Wisteria Wonder one.

It is a fun fold card too that opens like this!

 Stemmed Flower-
'Avant Garden'- #143272- (photopolmer only) SAB- FREE with a $50 order- pg. 5
'Delicate Details- #143314 (photopolmer only) SAB- FREE with a $50 order- pg. 9
card stock: Flirty Flamingo (24) IC- #141416= $8.00- pg.169- 4 x 2 1/4
Whisper White (40) N- #100730= $9.00- pg. 170-
4 x 2 1/2; 4 x 2 1/2; 3 3/4 x 2; 1 1/2 " strip
Basic Black (24) N- #121045= $8.00- pg. 170-
4 1/4 x 5 1/2; 2 3/4x 8 1/2- fold in half; 4 1/4 x 1; 4 1/4 x 2 1/2; 1 1/2" strip
designer paper:  2016-2018 In Color Paper Stacks (12x12)= $22.00- pg. 169- 4 x 2 1/2
ink:  Flirty Flamingo (IC)- #141397= $6.50- pg. 169
Wild Wasabi (S)- #108641= $6.50- pg. 171
Black Memento- #132708= $6.00- pg. 180
Craft Whisper White- #101731= $8.00- pg. 180
other:  Magnetic Platform- #130658= $40.00- pg. 190
Big Shot- #143263= $110- pg. 190
Stitched Framelits- #145372 SPECIAL= $30.00-
These are currently out of stock, but will be available next week to order again!
Layering Oval Framelits- #141706= $35.00- pg. 193
White Organza Ribbon- #114319= $6.00- pg. 178- 4"
Glue Dots
Dimensionals
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Yesterday we went to JoAnne's funeral.  It was very nice.  It was great to see so many family & friends that we haven't seen for quite some time.  Thankfully our Wood family from New Jersey/Philly made it back to Iowa in time for it too.  It was great to see them & we are thrilled we got to meet our new little great nephew Henry.  It is just absolutely adorable!!  It was sad to see them for only such a short time though. 

I am home all day today.  Honestly, I have tons to do, but I don't plan to do much but sleep.  I need to feel better & get a burst of energy! 

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

Saturday, January 21, 2017

A Valentines card!

Check this out!  This is another card that I made using a 3x3 square for my card front layer.

You can see the others by clicking here!
stamp set:  'Sealed with Love'
card stock:  Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black
designer paper:  Sending Love (6x6) Paper stack
ink:  Real Red
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Plate, Love Notes Framelits Dies, New Platform, Falling Flowers Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Glue Dot, Black Twine

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Yesterday was a quite day with the 2 little ones.  I pretty much laid on the couch almost all day.  I hope my meds kick in & I'm feeling a little better today.  We plan to go to Joanne's funeral this morning & then I'll be home all day/night.  

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

Friday, January 20, 2017

A tiny envelope with hearts!

Here is another card I made using the 3x3 center piece.

You can click HERE to see another one!

Check out the new the little envelope framelit here.  I made it out of the new Sending Love Glassine Sheets that are on page 14 of the Occasions Catalog, along with the Love Notes Framelits.

stamp set:  'Sealed with Love'
card stock:  Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black
designer paper:  Sending Love (6x6) Paper stack
ink:  Real Red
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Love Notes Framelits Dies, Dimensionals, Glue Dot, Black Twine
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I got some new meds yesterday afternoon & I'm hoping to be feeling better soon.  I have too much to do to be sick.  I did absolutely nothing last night & I went to bed early. 

This morning I'll take the twins to pre-school & it will just be Trey & I hanging out today.  

Today our New Jersey/Philly family is coming back to Iowa for a quick weekend visit, as Sheryl's mom passed away.  Our hearts are heavy & sad for their family.  We are looking forward to seeing them though.  And we'll get to meet baby Henry too, our new great-nephew!
 
I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Thursday, January 19, 2017

A heart card!

Check out this pretty red & white Valentines Card! I love the Red Glimmer sparkle heart too!  

It is a fun layout that helps show off the pretty designer paper.  
stamp set:  'Sealed with Love'
card stock:  Real Red, Whisper White, Red Glimmer
designer paper:  Sending Love (6x6) Paper stack
ink:  Real Red
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Plate, Love Notes Framelits Dies, White Organdy ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue Dot, Black Twine

When I was at our Stampin' Up! On Stage event in November- these 3x3 cards were one of our make & take projects that all of us attendees got to make.  

(The photo isn't real good, as I took this with my phone.)  Aren't they cute though!
 




Yesterday was a busy day with boys!!  When they went home last night I worked on bookwork.  We were suppose to sell hogs again, but things got changed & we now sell them early on Monday morning.  

This morning Deke is off early to chore & go to a meeting.  He'll be home for a late lunch, chore again & then he's off to another meeting tonight too!  

I'm off to pick up the boys & spend my day with them.  Tonight when Brayden & Masen go home, I'm planning to go to Manda & Steve's to help Manda do some touch up painting in the boys' rooms.   When I get home I have stamping to do to get ready for some upcoming events I have. 

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

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Lots of hearts!

Wow- Lots of hearts......lovin' this little envelope from the Love Notes Framelits Dies!  IT IS JUST SOOO CUTE!!
 This is a clean & simple card.....with some added bling.  I colored the Basic Rhinestones using a Red Sharpie Marker.  

stamp set:  'Sealed with Love'
card stock:  Thick Whisper White, Real Red, Whisper White
designer paper:  Sending Love Stack (6x6)
ink:  Real Red
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Love Notes Framelits Die, Layering Circle Framelits, Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack, Basic Rhinestones (colored with Red Sharpie Marker),  Dimensionals, Glue Dots
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Yesterday was a busy day with boys!  Masen was here late last night.  We read lots of books & played lots of farm stuff- keeping him occupied.  When he left last night I did a few things & hit the hay.

This morning Deke is off early to chore & then head to a meeting.  I'm off to go pick up the boys.  I'll take the twins to pre-school & run some errands in town, before the little 2 boys & I head back out to our house for the day!

Tonight is my farmer night after the boys go home!

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

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

'Hey Chick'!

Check this out!  Here is a cute card using the cool Sale-a-bration set- 'Hey Chick'!  My demonstrator friend Christy gave this card to me.  It is just super cute!!

I have this 'Hey Chick' stamp set but I haven't had time to get to use it yet!!  Be watching next week for some cards I'll be posting using it!  My grandparent had chickens when I was growing up....and I love farm fresh brown eggs.  So this set is one I can relate too.  I just love the fun words & cuteness of this whole stamp set!

This card also uses the Stitched Framelits (circle) too!  These Stitched Framelits are now available to purchase too!  Woo Hoo!!!  They were sold out, but are now back in stock.  So if you've been waiting to order them- you can now get them!

Stitched Framelits- #145372= $30.00
This set includes (12 total different framelits)= 4 different sizes of circles, ovals & squares!

stamp set: 'Hey Chick'- SAB choice- you can get it for FREE with a $50 order!
card stock:  Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight
ink:  Archival Basic Black
other:  Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens, Bermuda Bay ribbon, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Stitched Circle Framelits, New Platform, Festive Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
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I enjoyed having Brayden was here for the afternoon with me yesterday!  Nathan & Sarah took Masen to the dr again, as he still has his strep throat.  He got a different medicine, so hope he feels better soon.  He was here for a little bit too yesterday afternoon.  When they went home I headed outside to help Deke on the farm with the pigs for the evening. When I got in last night, I worked on placing orders from my stampin' parties I had this past weekend & connecting with my hostesses!  

This morning I'm off to pickup my boys & am looking forward to spending my day with them!  They will all be here, except for Brayden.  Tonight Masen will be hanging out with G'ma late, as Nathan has a ball game to referee, Sarah has a meeting & Deke has a meeting too.  

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

Monday, January 16, 2017

It's a fun 'z fold' card using the set 'Beautiful You'!

This is another one of the cards that everyone joining me this past week at my monthly classes got to make!  It is a fun 'z fold' card!
 
What a fun stamp set this is!!  It is very whimsical & stinkin' cute!
 I really like the way this card turned out! 

 I love this pretty new designer paper too, called Succulent Garden'!

 Lady card-
'Beautiful You'- #143004 (w)= #39.00 or #141637 (c)= $28.00- Occasions Catalog- pg. 24
card stock:  
*Sweet Sugarplum (24) IC- #141418= $8.00- pg. 169- 4 1/4 x 11; 11 x 1 1/2- score both of these at 2 3/4 & 5 1/2" ; 3 1/4 x 3 1/4; 2" strip
*Basic Black (24) N- #121045= $8.00- pg. 170- 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 ; 2" strip
*Whisper White (40) N- #100730= $9.00- pg. 170- 3 x 3; 4 x 5 1/4
designer paper:  Succulent Garden= $11.00- Occasions Catalog p.g 21- 4 x 2 1/2
ink:  Archival Basic Black- #140931= $7.00 pg, 180
marker:  Sweet Sugarplum (2016-2018 IC set of 5)- #141393= $15.00 pg. 169
other: 
*1 1/4" Circle Punch- #119861= $16.00- pg. 187
*1 1/2" Circle Punch= #138299= $16.00- pg. 187
*Simply Scored Tool- #122334= $30.00- pg. 185
*White Perfect Accents- #138416= $5.00- pg. 177  (colored with a black Sharpie marker)

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I left early yesterday morning & headed off to Hiawatha!  It was a great day of stamping with everyone that joined me!!  Thankfully the weather didn't end up getting bad until later in the evening!  It started sprinkling/raining on me when I was about 20 miles from home.  Luckily it was later when it froze & turned to ice.  

Our school was delayed for 2 hours this morning & they ended up cancelling it.  We have ice!   Luckily it is only on the sidewalks & roads...the power lines are fine!  It is still raining out now.  I don't know if I'll end up having Brayden & Masen yet or not today!  The other boys will stay home with their mom.  

Deke was off early this morning to chore & head to the office for his weekly board meeting.  He had a hard time deciding which way to get to town, as the gravel roads are super slick where they don't have much rock on them too!  Thankfully he made it there, it just took him quite a big longer.  He'll be gone all day today, as they are having department budget reviews all afternoon today, after their morning meeting.  

So I'll be spending my day catching up on things around here.  I have orders, emails, boxes of stamp stuff to put away, etc.  I also have lots of stamping to do for my upcoming workshop I have this coming weekend.  AND I have lots of creating of projects to do & cut for my upcoming Iowa Inkers Team meeting too!  So I'm hoping I get alot done. 

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

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Another birthday card with 'Cool Treats'!

This is a simple Sunday card.....
 
I had fun playing with this stamp set, washi tape, designer paper, ribbon & In color Doily!  This is another card I made using these same products.  I was trying to figure out which layout I liked the best, as I was designing a card for my SU! Leaders Group swap!
it is clean & simple, but it is so cute too!  I love how all of these products coordinate with each other! 

stamp set:  'Cool Treats'
card stock:  Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White
designer paper:  Tasty Treats (12x12) Specialty DSP
ink:  Crumb Cake
other:  Watermelon Wonder Stripped Ribbon, In Color Doily,  Dimensionals, Glue Dot, Tasty Treats Washi Tape
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Yesterday was a busy day!  Wow- I so enjoyed stamping with a house full of friends yesterday morning.  We all had a great time together!
 
Then yesterday afternoon, Susie's Hair Hut was open for business & I finally got Nathan's hair cut.  Then I changed hats again & was a farmer for the rest of the afternoon helping Deke outside with sorting & moving pigs.
 
Last night I cleaned up from classes & repacked everything!  I'm off to load my car & leave soon.  This morning I'm headed out to to stamp with everyone in my Hiawatha group today!  I have 2 classes- one this morning & one this afternoon.  Ruth & Nancy are my hostesses today!  We have several joining us!  I'm excited to share all of my cute cards with them & I can't wait to see everyone.
 
We are suppose to have a winter storm tonight with freezing rain......so I'm starting my classes today, 1 hour earlier than normal- so I can hopefully be on the road & back home before the ice gets here.
 
Gotta run......
I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Sunday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Watercoloring plus 'Dragonfly Dreams'!!

Check out this watercolor wash technique done with our new Watercolor Pencils & an aqua painter.

This technique was one that Shelli Gardner demonstrated for us when I attended the Stampin' Up! On Stage event in Madison, Wisconsin in November!  Isn't it pretty!

Check out the ribbon!  It is one of the Sale-a-bration items that you can get for FREE with a $50 order!  Isn't this an elegant card!

I want to give a big shout out to my awesome helper- my husband Deke!!  This week has been crazy with sick kids, pigs, etc.  And while watching the Iowa Hawkeye's win the basketball on Thursday night he cut all of these dragonflies for me!!  Plus he did quite a bit of the other Big Shot things for me too.   Those of you that attend my classes here me tell you how much I appreciate him.  But I don't think those of you that just read my blog know this.  I help him on the farm & he helps me cutting things with the Big Shot!  And I am so thankful he helps me!   
So what do you think?  Does this card make you think of spring?  I love the glimmer & shine of it!  The ribbon & the silver sequins just make it pop!  

Dragonfly card-
'Dragonfly Dreams'- #142924 (photopolmyer only)= $21.00- Occasions Catalog- pg. 26
card stock:
Smoky Slate (24) N- #131202= $8.00- pg. 170-5 x 3 3/4; 2 3/4 x 1/2
Melon Mambo (24) B- #115320= $8.00- pg. 171-4 x 5 1/4; 4 1/4 x 3
Whisper White (40) N- #100730= $9.00- pg. 170-4 x 5 1/4
THICK White (24)- #140272= $7.00- pg. 175-5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Shimmery White (10)- #101910= $8.00- pg. 175- 4 x 2 3/4
Silver Foil- #132178= $4.00- pg. 175    3x3"
ink:  Archival Basic Gray- #140932= $7.00- pg. 180
Watercolor Pencils- #141709= #16.00- Occasions Catalog- pg. 24
other:  Magnetic Platform- #130658= $40.00- pg. 190
Big Shot- #143263= $110- pg. 190
Detailed Dragonfly Framelits- #142749= #31.00- Occasions Catalog- pg. 26
Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack- SAB FREE with a $50 order- pg. 11- 4 1/2" & 3"
Silver Sequins- #138399= $5.00 pg. 178
Fine Tip Glue- #138309= $7.00- pg. 182
Aqua Painters (set of 2)= #103954= $17.00- pg. 180
Dimensionsals
Glue Dot
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Last night was a fun night of stamping with everything that joined me!  

I burnt the midnight oil cutting card stock after everyone left.  

This morning I"m up early & setting up more tables & chair, moving furniture, baking cookie bars & finishing up a few more things before everyone joins me to stamp this morning too!

This afternoon Susie's Hair Hut is open for business, as Nathan needs a hair cut sooo bad.  Then I'm a farmer the rest of the afternoon helping Deke sort & move pigs!

Tonight I'll be cleaning up from the past 2 classes here.  And getting everything packed up & ready to head out early in the morning tomorrow- as I have 2 stamp class again tomorrow too!

Gotta run....
I hope you have a SUPER Saturday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs!
SUSIE

Friday, January 13, 2017

A cute birthday card!

Here is a cute birthday card!!!  This designer paper is so fun!!  It looks just yummy!  This In Color Doily & coordinating stripped ribbon is yummy too though isn't it!
stamp set:  'Cool Treats'
card stock:  Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White
designer paper:  Tasty Treats (12x12) Specialty DSP
ink:  Crumb Cake
other:  Watermelon Wonder Stripped Ribbon, In Color Doily,  Dimensionals, Glue Dot, Banner Triple Punch
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Boys & stamping.......yep- yesterday & again today!

I burnt the midnight oil cutting card stock last night after the boys went home.  I'm getting things cut for my upcoming stamp classes that I have this weekend.

Tonight I have several joining me at our home to stamp!!  I'm looking forward to seeing them & can't wait for them to see all of the cute cards that they get to make!

Gotta run......
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Inside the Lines DSP!

Isn't this a pretty card!!  I love the way it turned out!  

This is another one of the cards that everyone joining me this week for my monthly card classes will be making! 

The bumblebee is from the 'Dragonfly Dreams' stamp set!

And check out the cool new Hexagon Dynamics Embossing folder!

I spotlighted the center of the flower here, coloring it with the Delightful Dijon marker.  The flowers are actually black & white designer paper from the Inside the Lines 12x12 package that is one of this years Sale-a-bration choices.  You can earn this cool DSP for free with a $50 order!

Bumble Bee card-
'Dragonfly Dreams'- #142924 (photopolmyer only)= $21.00- Occasions Catalog- pg. 26
'Love Sparkles'- #143114 (w)= $29.00 or #143183 (c)= $21.00- Occasions Catalog- pg. 53
card stock: 
Basic Black (24) N- #121045= $8.00- pg. 170- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; 2 3/4" strip; 3 1/4 x 3 1/4
Whisper White (40) N- #100730= $9.00- pg. 170- 2 3/4" strip; 5 x 3 3/4
Delightful Dijon (24) IC- #138338= $8.00- pg. 169- 5 1/4 x 2; 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 ; 5 x 1
designer paper: Inside The Lines (12x12) SAB- FREE with a $50 order- pg. 11-3x3
ink:  Archival Basic Black- #140931= $7.00 pg, 180
marker:  Delightful Dijon (2015-2017 IC set of 5)- #138333= 415.00- pg. 169
other:  Hexagon Dynamic Embossing Folder- #143231= $9.00- Occasions Catalog- pg. 47
New Platform- #142802= $26.00- pg. 190
Big Shot- #143263= $110- pg. 190
Delightful Dijon ribbon- #141430= $8.00- pg. 178- 4"
Basic Rhinestones- #141246= $5.00- pg. 177
Banner Triple Punch- #138292= $23.00- pg. 186
2' Circle Punch- #133782= $18.00- pg. 187
1 3/4" Circle Punch- #119850= $18.00- pg. 186
Clear Wink of Stella- #141897= $8.00- pg. 181
Dimensionals
Glue Dots
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I'm off to pick up the boys.  Trey & Drake are still sick.  Hoping Masen is feeling better & praying Brody stays healthy!!  What a week!

I burnt the midnight oil last night cutting card stock after we got in from working late on the farm.  I'll be burning the midnight oil again tonight cutting card stock again!

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

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Sale-a-bration 'Avant Garden' with 'Delicate Details'!

Wow......I LOVE the way this card turned out!  It is just very stunning in person!  This is totally a "Susie card".  And if you know me- you know whenever I use this Wisteria Wonder color & green together, it reminds me of my dear grandma!!! 

I shadow stamped this flower.....which means I inked it up, stamped it onto the Whisper White card stock, barely lifted it & moved it slightly & stamped it again!  I then stamped the flower stamen in the flower center using the Black Memento pad. And the stem of the flower is stamped in Wild Wasabi.

This is also a fun fold card!  Check it out when it is opened up!  CUTE huh!  

I did some cards last fall with a fold similar to this one, but they were going the other direction.  (horizontal, not vertical)

You can check out my other cards by clicking-

Woo Hoo!  This card is one that everyone joining me to stamp this week for my monthly card classes will be making!  I hope they like it as well as I do!!

You can't tell by the photo, but I used the Stitched Oval Framelits to cut out the Basic Black oval.

And check out the cool 'Delicate Details' lace stamp that I added to this card too.  I stamped it using the Whisper White Craft pad, onto Basic Black card stock.  It is very subtle, but just added that little touch of elegance too! 
Stemmed Flower-
'Avant Garden'- #143272- (photopolmer only) SAB- FREE with a $50 order- pg. 5
'Delicate Details- #143314 (photopolmer only) SAB- FREE with a $50 order- pg. 9
card stock: Wisteria Wonder (24) S- #122922= $8.00- pg.171- 4 x 2 1/4
Whisper White (40) N- #100730= $9.00- pg. 170-  
4 x 2 1/2; 4 x 2 1/2; 3 3/4 x 2; 1 1/2 " strip
Basic Black (24) N- #121045= $8.00- pg. 170-
4 1/4 x 5 1/2; 2 3/4x 8 1/2- fold in half; 4 1/4 x 1; 4 1/4 x 2 1/2; 1 1/2" strip
designer paper:  Subtles 12x12 stack- #138437= $22.00- pg. 171- 4 x 2 1/2
ink:  Wisteria Wonder (S)- #122922= $6.50- pg. 171
Wild Wasabi (S)- #108641= $6.50- pg. 171
Black Memento- #132708= $6.00- pg. 180
Craft Whisper White- #101731= $8.00- pg. 180
other:  Magnetic Platform- #130658= $40.00- pg. 190
Big Shot- #143263= $110- pg. 190
Stitched Framelits- #145372 SPECIAL= $30.00-
These are currently out of stock, but will be available next week to order again!
Layering Oval Framelits- #141706= $35.00- pg. 193
White Organza Ribbon- #114319= $6.00- pg. 178- 4"
Glue Dots
Dimensionals

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Yesterday was a busy day with all of the boys.  When they left last night I worked on stamping stuff all night!

Today is going to be a crazy day........This morning Deke is off early to chore.  And I'm off early to go get Brody.  I'll bring him back to our home, get his breakfast ready & leave him here with Deke to take him to school.  Deke will then go to the courthouse for awhile & then he'll be heading to Mt. Pleasant for a meeting that he has there today.  I'm going to go with Manda to take Drake to Bloomfield to see his doctor & he has an early appointment.  He is still sick and we've just got to get him better.  He is super bummed that he is gonna miss pre-school again. 

Tonight is my farmer night helping Deke with the hogs!  Thankfully it isn't going to be super cold out for a change!  We'll see what time I get in.  I need to cut card stock- so I hope I get to work on that too tonight.  Plus I still have our Christmas tree up & it needs to come down......so I have room to set up tables & chairs for stamp classes that will be here this weekend. 

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

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

'Cool Treats'

Here is a fun card I made using the new set- 'Cool Treat'!  

I love the 1/2 of the In Color doily that I used here along the bottom edge & then I accented it with the stripped ribbon. 

I was playing with this layout.  I like the way it turned out.  This might end up being a card I do for one of my upcoming classes.  

stamp set:  'Cool Treats'
card stock:  Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White
designer paper:  Tasty Treats (12x12) Specialty DSP
ink:  Crumb Cake
other:  Watermelon Wonder Stripped Ribbon, In Color Doily, Tasty Treats Washi Tape, Dimensionals, Glue Dot
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Yesterday was a long day!!  I was beat last night when the boys went home.  Brayden & Masen were here late, as Nathan referred a game & Sarah had a late meeting.  We had fun though playing games & doing things together.  I worked on stamping stuff  after they left for awhile. 

This morning I'm off early to go pick up Brayden & then head to the Seeley's.  I'll get him his breakfast & then take him to school.  Then I'll head home & spend my day with the 4 other boys here.  

Tonight when the boys go home I have tons of stamping stuff to get done.

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

Monday, January 9, 2017

Hot air balloon!

WOW!  This is one of the cards I created for my monthly classes that I have this week.  I had so much fun playing with this new stamp set.  And I love these 2 colors when combined together!!  

This card is clean & simple, yet I love it! What do you think? 
Here are the supplies I used to create this card.  Plus I added the measurements too!  
When you buy this stamp set & Thinlits together in a Bundle you SAVE!

Hot Air Balloon card-
'Lift Me Up'- #142893 (w)= $29.00 or #142896 (c)= $21.00- Occasions Catalog- pg. 10
card stock:  Mint Macaroon (24) IC= $8.00- pg. 169      5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Night of Navy (24) R- #100867= $8.00- pg. 170            5 1/2 x 2; 3 1/4 x 1 1/2
Whisper White (40) N- #100730= $9.00- pg. 170           3 x 1 1/4; 4 x 5 1/4; 2 3/4" strip
designer paper: SAB  FREE w $50 order- #143608- Carried Away- pg. 7     5 3/4 x 1 1/2
ink:  Night of Navy R- #126970= $6.50
marker:  Mint Macaroon (2015-2017 IC set of 5)- #138333= $15.00- pg. 169
other:  Magnetic Platform- #130658= $40.00- pg. 190
Big Shot- #143263= $110- pg. 190
Up & Away Thinlits- #142748= $30.00- Occasions Catalog- pg. 10
Gold Wink of Stella- #141898= $8.00- pg. 181
Banner Triple Punch- #138292= $23.00- pg. 186
Mint Macaroon Striped ribbon- #141431= $8.00- pg. 178        4"

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Jeannie was a great hostess yesterday!  We all had a great day of stamping together!!  What a way to kick off the New Year with new stamp sets & accessories from the Occasions & Sale-a-bration Catalogs!

Last night I was beat when I got home.  I unloaded the car, made soup & sandwiches for supper, replied to emails & fell asleep on the couch.

This morning Deke is off early to chore & head to the office for his weekly board meeting.  I'm off to go pick up all of my boys.  I'll feed the 3 bigger ones & take them to school.  Then the 2 little boys & I will head back out to our home for the day.  Brayden & Masen will be here late tonight, as Nathan is referring a ball game & Sarah has a late meeting.  I'm looking forward to catching up with Brayden as I haven't seen him since last Sunday, other then for the 45 mins this morning that we were eating breakfast & getting ready for school.

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