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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Today is "send a friend a card day"!!

Here is the link if you'd like to vote for Nathan again!  
You can vote for him once a day until February 9th! http://k985.com/cv-sports-2016-iowas-virtual-dirt-track-classic-main-event/
Scroll down to STOCK CAR & click on Nathan Wood! 


Wow- did you know this?
Today is National- 'send a friend a card day'!!  
How awesome!!!  
I hope you think of someone special in your life & send them a hand stamped card!

Here is another card made with the Sale-a-bration set- 'Sky Is the Limit'!
Love this card & stamp set!!!  And I'll update this post with the supply list sometime soon.

I stamped all day & burnt the midnight oil too!  I've got to finish packing up & get the car loaded this morning.  And them I'm off for my monthly class in Hiawatha.  Sherryl is our hostess today!!  I can't wait to see everyone & spend our day stamping together!

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


Saturday, February 6, 2016

Stampin' Up! 'Pretty Wishes'

Here is the link if you'd like to vote for Nathan again!  
You can vote for him once a day until February 9th! http://k985.com/cv-sports-2016-iowas-virtual-dirt-track-classic-main-event/
Scroll down to STOCK CAR & click on Nathan Wood! 


Yay!!!!  Presents & balloons......another cute card using the cool set- 'Party Wishes' & the coordinating It's My Party designer paper.
stamp set:  'Party Wishes'
card stock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry
designer paper:  It's My Party designer paper
ink:  Archival Basic Black
markers:  Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Mint Macaroon

other:  Baker's Twine (Melon Mambo & Mint Macaroon), Balloon Bouquet Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
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I've just gotta share a photo of my little crafter!  This is Brody.  He loves to stamp!!  He is punching out hearts for Valentines!  A little man after G'ma's own heart! 

Last night we went to Mrs. Sieren's visitation & saw lots of people that we hadn't seen for many years.  The line was huge.  We are glad we went.  The highlight of my night was seeing another teacher of mine- Mr. Freeze!  He hugged me so tight.  I hadn't seen him in years!  He was my High School History teacher.  A great man!  And I'm so happy I got to see him & his wife Marilyn.  When we got home I made 2 salads & got stuff ready to whip up a couple pans of bar cookies in the morning.....and then will run them to town for Mrs. Sieren's funeral dinner.  

I plan to be a stamping machine all day/night today!!  I hope I have good mojo!  

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

Friday, February 5, 2016

Here is a "sneak peek" at one of my monthly February class cards!

Here is the link if you'd like to vote for Nathan again!  
You can vote for him once a day until February 9th! http://k985.com/cv-sports-2016-iowas-virtual-dirt-track-classic-main-event/
Scroll down to STOCK CAR & click on Nathan Wood! 


Oh wow!  I love this card!!  

This is one of the cards I created earlier this week for my upcoming February monthly classes!  Isn't it just stunning!!  And usually I don't give sneak peeks this early in the month showing class cards, but I just had to share this one with all of you!!  There is just alot of cool things about this card that I totally love!!

stamp set:  'Flowering Fields' & 'Hardwood'
card stock:  Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Whisper White
designer paper: Wildflower Meadows
ink:  Archival Basic Black & Crumb Cake
markers:  Crushed Curry, Old Olive
other:  Scoring Tool, Bow Builder Punch, Owl Punch (for the small circle in the center of my bow here), Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Clear Wink Of Stella Pen
Photographs are sooo hard to actually be able to see the little things here.....but if you look real close here you can see these cool things:
  • I used the Clear Wink of Stella on the flowers to make them sparkle! 
  • I used the Hardwood background stamp over the top of the flowers & rubbed real lightly, using Crumb Cake ink.  Honestly- I wish I had pushed a little harder & made it a little darker....but you can still see it (especially on the card in person).
  • Did you notice the fun pleated fold I did here too?  This is a technique that I learned awhile back that my stampin' sister Lyssa shared!  It too just added a little fun focal point to the card.
  • And of course I can't forget to mention the adorable little bow!  This Bow Builder Punch is a favorite of mine & I don't use it often enough.  But it sure does add just that little "extra wow" to a card doesn't it!
So.....I hope you are a local stamper that can join me to stamp at one of my February classes this month so that you get to make this card (plus 5 other ones too) with me!


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My day started earlier than normal yesterday & ended later than normal.  Manda took all 5 boys home with her after she got off work, as Nathan was referring & Sarah had a meeting last night after she got off of work.  I then headed outside to help Deke on the farm all evening with the piggies!  It was so COLD....that wind was really wicked.  It was late when we got in & we were both beat.  I had hoped to get another card created for my February monthly classes, but I ran out of steam by the time I got my shower taken, supper made, dishes done, toys picked up, etc.

I'm off early this morning to pick up all of my boys again for the day.  Deke is home to work on the farm this morning & then he has another meeting this afternoon.  Tonight when the boys all go home we'll run to town to church for a visitation of a friends mom.  Mary was also my 5th grade math teacher & she attended our church.  She was a great lady- a one of a kind.  When we get home from there I'll be making a pan of cookie bars & a macaroni salad to take into the church in the morning for Mary's funeral dinner, as it's my rotation to be on the funeral committee.  I'll then burn the midnight oil stamping & creating cards for my monthly February classes!  I pray that I have good mojo & get alot done.

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

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Here is the link if you'd like to vote for Nathan again!  
You can vote for him once a day until February 9th!
http://k985.com/cv-sports-2016-iowas-virtual-dirt-track-classic-main-event/
Scroll down to STOCK CAR & click on Nathan Wood!

XOXO

Here is a clean & simple heart card.  Check out the background of it.  I used the World Traveler Embossing Folder in the background. 
stamp set: 'Bloomin' Love'
card stock:  Real Red, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
ink:  Real Red
other:  Big Shot, World Traveler Embossing Folder, 2 3/8" Scalloped Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Sweetheart Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack (small heart), Word Window Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon

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Yesterday was a long day that started early with the boys.  I try to do some pre-school activities with the twins a few times each week.  Lately I've been working with teaching them about weather.  Last week we worked with thermometers & marked the different temperatures we had outside, cut out snowflakes, did icicles & things that were cold!  Yesterday they colored a sheet that had different images on it (clouds, sunshine, rain, snow, etc.) that were in triangles & then they cut out the circle.  We made a spinner & attached it to the center of the circle with a brad & then they were suppose to point to what the weather is outside.  I was impressed!  They did really good!!  I think they are getting it!  It was cute when they got up from their naps & had to change their pointer from cloudy to the sunshine.  

Last night after the boys all left I ran to Osky to deposit our hog check & pick up a few groceries.  Deke had another late meeting to go to for a conference board.  When I got home I did a little stamping before calling it a night.

This morning Nathan has another early meeting, so he will be bringing Masen out early on his way.  I'll then go pick up the other boys at the normal time.  

Tonight when the boys all leave I'll be headed out the door to be a farmer & help Deke mark, sort & load hogs.  It will be a late night when we get in.  At least the weather will be cold, but not

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

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

More 'Sky Is the Limit'

I love this Sale-a-bration stamps set.  Here is another card made using 'Sky Is The Limit'.  I got a card similar to this in my GoDiva Group swap for Melissa Davies & thought it was adorable......so this is my version of it.
stamp set:  'Sky Is the Limit'
card stock:  Early Espresso, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Vellum
designer paper:  Sweet Little Things
ink:  Early Espresso, Pool Party

other:  3/4" Circle Punch, Mini Brads, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Corner Rounder, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Confetti Hearts Border Punch, Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Pen, Paper Piercing Mat, Paper Piercing Tool

** NOTE this stamp set is limited time only until February 15th as a 2016 Sale-a-bration choice.
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I spent my whole day/night yesterday stamping!  I got alot done!!  I got several cards created for my upcoming blog posts & I also got my cards figured out for my February monthly classes.
Deke is off this morning to chore & head to the office.  I'm off to pick up the boys early.  When they leave tonight I'll be spending my nigh a stamping away again!

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

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

This weeks "WEEKLY DEALS"- February 2-6, 2016!

A red rose!

Here is the link if you'd like to vote for Nathan again!  
You can vote for him once a day until February 9th!
http://k985.com/cv-sports-2016-iowas-virtual-dirt-track-classic-main-event/
Scroll down to STOCK CAR & click on Nathan Wood!


Here is another rose!  WOW- I still think that this thinlit is just beautiful.  It is so striking- no matter what color you make it in.
stamp set:  'Rose Wonder'  
card stock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, Cucumber Crush
ink:  Basic Black Archival
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Plate, Rose Garden Thinlit, Extra Large Oval Punch, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen, Big Shot Die Brush
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Last night as the boys were walking out the door, we were following them.  We did attend the Caucus.  I worked on bookwork when we got home.  

This morning I had planned to go pick up my boys for the day, but we have freezing rain/sleet right now.  Our school was delayed 2 hours & now it is cancelled.  So I am home today to work on taxes & hopefully get to stamp & work on creating cards for my February monthly classes.

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

Monday, February 1, 2016

More 'Party with Cake'!

I made a card similar to this one, but it was going the other way!  You can see that card HERE! 

Sometimes it is fun just to change it up a little!  It is amazing how it can look so different by just changing the direction from a vertical to a horizontal card & vice versa!  

This is just a really cool stamp set.  And I love the coordinating designer paper & Melon Mambo/Black Baker's Twine. 
 
stamp set:  'Party With Cake'
card stock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Melon Mambo
designer paper: It's My Party
ink:  Basic Black Archival
markers:  Sahara Sand, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo
other:  1 1/2" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Baker's Twine Combo Pack (Melon Mambo), Dimensionals, Glue Dots. Wink of Stella Glitter Pen
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Yesterday I did bookwork all day.....my back was killing me from sitting.  I'm glad I don't have a job that I have sit at a desk all day any more.  I got alot done, but not near enough. 

Deke is off early to chore this morning & headed to the office for his weekly board meeting.  I'm off to pick up all of my boys!  

Tonight Deke is attending the Causus.  I am hoping to go with him.  We'll see what time the boys leave & if I get to go. If not I'll be home stamping all night!  I have lots of stamping to get done this week for my monthly February classes.

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

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Just for you!

Here is the link if you'd like to vote for Nathan again!  
You can vote for him once a day until February 9th!
http://k985.com/cv-sports-2016-iowas-virtual-dirt-track-classic-main-event/
Scroll down to STOCK CAR & click on Nathan Wood!

This is a another one of the cards I did for my shoe box swap for my team meeting last weekend.  This is a fun card that could be used for many different occasions.

The "just for you" words come from the Sale-a-bration stamp set- 'Botancials for You'.  This stamp set is available until March 31st & it is free with a $50 order.
stamp sets:  'Botanicals for You' & 'Balloon Celebrations'
card stock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry & Mint Macaron
designer paper:  It's My Party
ink:  Archival Basic Black
other:  Dimensionals, Crushed Curry Baker's Twine, White Gel Pen, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Glue Dots

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I spent my whole day working on bookwork yesterday.  Last night Sarah, Nathan & the boys took us out for supper at Boggies.

Today I'm home again & will continue pluggin' away on bookwork.  It is suppose to be another nice day with temps in the mid 40's so Deke will be home to work on the farm all day cleaning out sheds & getting things ready for some possible snow that is predicted we get early this week.

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

Saturday, January 30, 2016

It's Your Day!

Here is the link if you'd like to vote for Nathan again!  
You can vote for him once a day until February 9th!
http://k985.com/cv-sports-2016-iowas-virtual-dirt-track-classic-main-event/
Scroll down to STOCK CAR & click on Nathan Wood!

You can see the original post about Nathan HERE!
Here is another card I created for my team meeting shoe box swap that we had last Saturday.  I love this new birthday stamp set called- 'Party with Cake'.  It is a very modern style.
AND check out the coordinating Confetti Texture Embossing folder & It's My Party Enamel Dots that I used too.  I love them both!!

Oh.....guess I should have mentioned that I love the coordinating designer paper too!
stamp set:  'Party With Cake'
card stock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Mint Macaroon
designer paper:  It's My Party
ink:  Basic Black Archival pad, Mint Macroon (for the candle)
other:  Big Shot, Confetti Textured Embossing Folder, It's My Party Enamel Dots, Circle Framelits, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Party Punch Pack (small candle), Dimensionals
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We had a busy day yesterday!  Susie's Hair Hut was open with Brody, Drake & Trey all getting their hair cut.  It was a little chilly, but we played outside for about an hour anyway.  It was nice to get fresh air & run off some energy.

Last night we all went bowling!  The boys had a fun time!  Even Trey got to bowl.  

I'm home today to wear another hat & work on book work to get things for our taxes ready.  Tonight Nathan & Sarah are taking us out for supper.  We love to eat in Albia at Boggies & we only go there a couple of times a year....they have great prime rib!!

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

Friday, January 29, 2016

For you!

Here is the link if you'd like to vote for Nathan again!  
You can vote for him once a day until February 9th!
https://polldaddy.com/poll/9287583/
You can see the original post about Nathan HERE!
 Here is the swap I made for my team meeting last Saturday!  I got this stamp set 'Birthday Blooms' when I was at Founders last September & I've used it alot the past 1 1/2 months.   I got a swap from Jenn Gulch in my GoDiva's Group similar to this layout & loved it.  This is my version of it!
stamp set:  'Birthday Blooms'
card stock:  Blushing Bride, Rose Red, Whisper White, Vellum
designer paper:  Birthday Bouquet
ink:  
other:  2 1/2" Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scalloped Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Blushing Bride ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
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Yesterday was a long day & a late night on the farm.  I was tired & sore when we got in.  

This morning I'm off to pick up the boys for the day.  HOPEFULLY I get their hair all cut.  We'll see how that goes.  Tonight our family is all going bowling!  The boys are excited!  We haven't done this for awhile.  It should be alot of fun!

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

Thursday, January 28, 2016

You're so sweet!

Here is the link if you'd like to vote for Nathan again!  
You can vote for him once a day until February 9th!
https://polldaddy.com/poll/9287583/
You can see the original post about Nathan HERE!

Doesn't this card look just so yummy!!  

This cute little ice cream cone stamp & words came from the Sale-a-bration set- 'Honeycomb Happiness'!

You can't buy this stamp set, but you can earn it with a $50 order from now until March 31st!

This card is one of the shoe box swaps that I created for my team meeting that I had last Saturday here at our home.

Check out the sparkle on the ice cream.  I used the Wink of Stella Glitter Pen on it! 
stamp set:  'Honeycomb Happiness'- (Sale-a-bration stamp set)
card stock:  Soft Suede, Watermelon Wonder, Blushing Bride
designer paper:  Birthday Bouquet DSP
ink:  Soft Suede
other:  Watermelon Wonder 1" Stitched Satin ribbon, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Wink of Stella Glitter Pen

Measurements:
Soft Suede-5 1/2 x 8 1/2"; 4 x 1 1/4"; 2" strip to stamp ice cream cone on & cut out with the paper snips
Watermelon Wonder- 5 1/4 x 4"
Blushing Bride- 3 3/4 x 1 1/4"; 1 1/2" strip to stamp ice cream onto & cut out with the paper snips
Birthday Bouquet DSP- 5 1/4 x 2"
Ribbon- 7"
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It was later when the boys went home last night.  I made supper & then Deke helped me move furniture around in the spare bedroom.  Masen is now an "all over mover", so we had to get the 2nd crib up.  I wasn't sure where I was going to find room to put it- so kept putting it off.  We got it all done & everything all put back.  Now both little ones will be in cribs in separate rooms for their naps today.

I'm off this morning to pick ups the boys for the day.  Deke is off to chore & head to Ottumwa to a meeting for the day.  When the boys all leave tonight I'll be headed out the door to work on the farm all night.  Tonight is my farmer night helping Deke.  We will be selling hogs.  

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

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Please VOTE FOR NATHAN WOOD!

Our son Nathan is a race car driver.  They are doing a virtual race right now so that they can still race even though it is cold out!!! 

The feature starts today. 
You can vote once a day, each day until February 9th, 2016!

Here is the link:
https://polldaddy.com/poll/9287583/
Please click on Nathan Wood- stock car driver & vote for him to WIN!

The "real racing season" begins for him the first part of March!!
Here is his last years car.
This years car is in the shop & they are putting a new body on it & getting it ready for the 2016 racing season.

Thanks for your vote!
SUSIE

Another Rose

Check out this card!  Remember the rose card that I posted yesterday?  Check it out HERE!! 

Well this is card is made with the reverse pieces that I didn't use for it & assembled here!


I think it is very elegant & modern!  It too is a very stunning card.  What do you think of it?

stamp set:  'Rose Wonder'  
card stock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Cucumber Crush
ink:  Basic Black Archival
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Plate, Rose Garden Thinlit, Extra Large Oval Punch, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen, Big Shot Die Brush
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When the boys went home last night Deke & I ran to Osky.  We ate supper, went to the bank & got groceries.  I came home & by the time I got everything put away I called it a night.  I tried to watch a movie with Deke & ended up falling asleep on the couch.
This morning Deke is off early to chore & then has 2 meetings this morning.  I'm off to pick up my boys for the day.  Brayden & Masen will be here tonight for awhile, as Sarah works late & Nathan has another game to referee.  When they leave I hope to get to do some stamping.  
I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE