Thursday, September 18, 2014

Here is my Founders swap!

Good morning from St. George, Utah.
We arrived yesterday afternoon & have enjoyed the time visiting with my friends.
I finished my swaps yesterday too with the help of-
LeeAnn, Dawn & Barb.
 I will update this post with a supply list sometime soon.

I'm just heading to bed....and getting up in a few hours to go on a walk.
Then I will spend the rest of my day here at the hotel 
working on upcoming class projects & visiting with friends.
Tonight is our Founders swap!
I can't wait to get 113 swap & see what awesome cards everyone else has made.

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

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A beautiful fall wreath hanging on a door!

Here is another card that everyone joining me for workshops this month got to make.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this wreath stamp set.
It is awesome that it is a 3 step stamping set & it is so easy to line up 
& then cut out with the coordinating framelits.
Pretty cool huh!
When I saw this new set at convention the first thing I said is that it will make 
an awesome fall wreath.
And that it does for sure!
But it also makes a beautiful Christmas wreath too-
that you can check out from one of my previous posts
'Wondrous Wreath', 'Woodgrain Background','Fall Fest'
cs:  Soft Suede, Crumb Cake & Naturals Ivory
ink:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede & Cajun Craze
marker:  Chocolate Chip
supplies:  Candy Dot Bases, Big Shot, Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Paper Snips, 
dimensionals, 1/2" Circle punch, Mat Pack, Fun Fall frameltis, glue dots

I made a sympathy card for a friend similar to this card a few weeks ago.
But it didn't have the pumpkins added onto it.
HERE is that sympathy card if you want to see it.
I have seen several different cards on Pinterest with these pumpkins 
& thought it was adorable!

WOW- yesterday was a really long day!
I finally got about 5 hours of sleep last night.
As most of you are reading this I'll be headed to the airport this morning.
I'm off to Founders in St. George, Utah.
I can't wait to see so many of my friends there & spend the next 5 days with them.
I am a huge home body though & already miss my family.
Hopefully I'll stay busy enough in Utah that I won't be too homesick.

Brayden helped us sell hogs last night.
Tonight he has a football game that I'm missing.
And Nathan has his Season Championship race in Osky tonight too that I'm missing.
Thankfully I'll be keeping updated on things with text messages from my family.

I HOPE you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

This weeks Weekly Deals- September 16-22, 2014!

My Little Monster.....

Here is a fun Halloween card using a new set 
from the Holiday Catalog- 'Freaky Friends'.
I am in a quarterly swap with my dear friend Robin
& this is the swap that I did.
 'Freaky Friends' & 'Ghoulish Greetings'
cs: Old Olive, Basic Black & Whisper White
ink:  Black Memento pad
Blendabilities Marker:  Old Olive
supplies:  Big Shot, Chevron Embossing Folder, Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder, 
Paper Snips, 2" Circle Punch, 2 2/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 
2 1/2" Circle Punch, dimensionals

Check out how this card is a diagonal fun fold!

I hope that my DoGiva Swap sisters like my swap!


Yesterday the boys & I were on the go all morning.
We went to visit my mom & my Aunt Virginia.
Then went to the recycling center & home to get lunch.

Last night Brayden & Nathan were here.
I stamped the night away- literally!
Gosh, it is morning & I haven't been to bed yet.
I've been working on my swaps & a few projects I needed to get done for Founders.

I'm headed in to get the boys soon.
Brayden will be here again tonight after school.
And tonight is my farmer night- helping Deke on the farm too.
I still have some more to do for my Founders swap & 
will have to pack when we get in tonight,
as I haven't started that yet either.
It will be another short night- as I head out bright & early
for the airport & St. George, Utah in the morning.
 I guess I will have to sleep on the plane.

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

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Merry Christmas Tree!!

Good moring!
Check out this cute Christmas card.
I love this tree stamp set & coordinating punch.
'Merry Everything' & 'Festival of Trees'
cs:  Real Red, Garden Green, Whisper White, Gold Foil
ink:  Garden Green & Real Red
supplies:  Big Shot, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Tree Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (Star), Real Red 3/*' Satin Ribbon, Glue Dot, Dimensionals


Lorrie & Chris had a great party yesterday!!!
We had a house full!!
Great company & yummy treats- along with 6 cute stamp projects!
What a great way to spend my afternoon stamping with everyone.

Deke is off to the office today & then home to do more powerwashing.
We are getting ready to get new baby piggies in next week.
I'm off to Manda's now to get the boys.
Brayden will be here after school too.
I promised him we'd make corn swags & decorate the yard for fall this afternoon.
Then tonight I'll be burning the midnight oil stamping!

I hope you have a WONDERFUL WEEK!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

A Snowflake Flip card!

Good morning!!
Here is a snowflake flip card made using the new 
Snowflake Thinlits Die.
 Isn't is beautiful!!
And check out the 'Letterpress' stamp set that coordinates with it.
Look at it when it is opening up!
cs:  Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Silver Foil
dp: All Is Calm Specialty Designer Paper
ink:  Lost Lagoon
supplies:  Big Shot, Snowflake Card Thinlits Die, 
Dimensionals, glue Dots
other:  Waxed Paper
Yesterday morning Brayden, Manda & I went to the Fall Fest in Sigourney
& bought pumpkins for our yard decor.
I then ran other errands while I was in town.
I came home to make lunch for our family.
It was nice to have everyone here.
Then I spent the rest of the afternoon & all evening cutting card stock.

I'm headed to a big stamp party today that Chris & Lorrie are hosting!
I can't wait to see everyone & spend my time stamping with them.

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

Saturday, September 13, 2014

A cute Halloween card with 'Freaky Friends'!

Good morning!
Everyone joining me to stamp this week will get to make this card.
I love this fun Halloween set.
And I love how the 1" Circle punch layers with our Hexagon punch.
What do you think!
Cute huh!
'Freaky Friends' & 'Ghoulish Greetings'
cs:  Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Basic Gray, Whisper White
dp:  Motely Monsters Designer Paper
ink:  Black Memento Pad
supplies:  1" Circle Punch, Hexagon Punch, White/Tangerine Tango Trim, 
Big Shot, Large Scallop Edgelit, dimensionals, glue dot
We had a great night of racing!!
It was cold & damp.....but we were all there to cheer Nathan on.
He won the Stock Car Main last night &
also is this years Columbus Junction Track Champ again!
Congratulations to him!
This morning Manda & I are off to run some errands.
Then everyone will be here for lunch today.
I will be making one of our favorite family meals-
Breaded Tenderloins & Cheesy Potatoes.
This afternoon/evening I'll be a card stock cutting machine.
Lorrie & Chris are hostesses tomorrow & they have alot 
of friends coming to stamp with us!
I can't wait to see everyone & share!
But I have alot to do between now & then.
I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Saturday!!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, September 12, 2014

A clean & simple fall card

WOW- this week just seemed to fly by!
I can't believe that it is Friday already.
Here is anther clean & simple card.
This is a fall one.
It has all 4 of the new feathers shown on it from the set- 'Four Feathers'.
 'Four Feathers' & 'Fabulous Four'
cs:  Mossy Meadow, Basic Black & Very Vanilla
ink:  Mossy Meadow, Baked Brown Sugar, Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey. Black Memento pad
supplies:  dimensionals
What a busy day yesterday was.....
we were on the go all day long!
The 3 boys & I got to the locker & ran our errands.
They were so good!
And then us girls all enjoyed a night together seeing Phanthom of the Opera
for mom's birthday!
It was a late night.
But we had fun & it was great to spend time together!
 Here is mom, Sandy, me & Amanda waiting for the show to begin.

 I'm headed to Manda's to get the boys soon.
Then we'll be home all day.
I hope it is nice enough to be able to play outside.
Yesterday it was so chilly & damp out.
Then we're all going to the races in Columbus Junction tonight.
It is the season championship race.
Nathan is leading the Stock Car points- so hoping he has a good night 
& finishes in the top so he holds onto those points.

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

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A clean & simple Christmas card!

Good morning!
Here is a clean & simple Christmas card.
This is one that you could easily mass produce.
And I love this stamp set.
The scattered snowflakes around the words is so cute!
 'Seasonally Scattered'
cs:  Lost Lagoon, Whisper White
ink:  Lost Lagoon
supplies:  Big Shot, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Lost Lagoon ribbon, dimensionals, glue dot

This card is similar to one that I posted last week- 
but it going the other directions.
You can check it out HERE!

Today is my mom's birthday!
Here is a picture of her & I taken on the Salt Flats 
when we were in Salt Lake City, Utah together in July.
So my mom is taking us (all 4 of her daughters & all of her grand-daughters)
to Des Moines tonight for supper & 
we're then going to the Civic Center to see "Phamthon of the Opera".
I think there are 12 of us going.
WE are all EXCITED!!
It will be a fun evening together with my family.
We will all be headed out as soon as we get off of work later this afternoon.
So it will be a late night out tonight.

The boys & I have errands to run this morning.
We're headed to Keota to the Locker to pick up our meat 
& then have a few other places to stop along the way too.

I'm headed to town to Manda's this morning.
I hope you have a very special Thursday!!
Happy Stamping!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

With Sympathy....

Here is a sympathy card using the 'For All Things'-
which is an awesome stamp set!
 'For All Things', 'Gorgeous Grunge' & 'Love & Sympathy'
cs:  Baked Brown Sugar, Soft Suede & Very Vanilla
ink:  Baked Brown Sugar
supplies:  Extra Large Oval Punch, dimensionals

I'm behind in getting some cards send out that I need.
This is one of the sympathy cards I made last night.
I just think that this stamp set is so versatile.  
 We had a late night on the farm in the rain last night.
We sold hogs & then moved some pigs.
Gosh....we've had a ton of rain!
We were drenched when we got in.

Deke is already gone for the day, as he has an 
early meeting in Mt. Pleasant & then has another meeting this afternoon.
I'll be home with the boys.
Tonight Brayden has a flag football game if it doesn't get cancelled.

I'm off to Manda's to get the boys now.
I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday.
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

This weeks- 'WEEKLY DEALS'!! September 9-15, 2014

Here is a great guy card!!

Here is a card that I did at my September workshops
& I forgot to post it.
It is a great guy card!
I sent it to my brother-in-law Dan- Deke's brother,
 last week for his birthday.
And it is so fun to make when using the Silver Foil Tape with an 
embossing folder like I did here.
 'Big News' & 'Perfect Pennants'
cs:  Marina Mist, Smoky Slate, Very Vanilla
ink:  Smoky Slate
supplies:  Big Shot, Argyle Embossing Folder, Mini Brads, dimensionals
other- Silver Foil Tape from a hardware store
Yesterday I enjoyed my day & was happy I got to 
see all of my boys.
I will see them all again today too!
Brayden is coming out again after school.

Tonight is my farmer night helping Deke- so it will be a late one.
We are not sure what time we'll load hogs yet.
Brayden is hoping that we do it before 
he leaves so that he can help too!

I'm headed to Manda's early this morning as she has a meeting before school.
Then the boys & I have some errands to run.
I'm hoping that it isn't raining so that we can play in 
the park in What Cheer for awhile.
 We love going there.
Gotta run.....
I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Another 'Festive of Trees' card

Here is the other card that everyone did at Julie's Christmas card class 
last Saturday.
Isn't it a clean & simple- yet elegant card.
 Adding the star embossing folder in the background just gave the card that extra pop.
 'Festive of Trees'
cs:  Real Read, Old Olive & Very Vanilla
ink:  Old Olive
supplies:  Big Shot, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones,
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (star), dimensionals, glue dot, Tree Punch
We had a great time at my stampin' party yesterday!!
It was a full house & we all had a good time.
Nathan & Brayden were here last night to visit for awhile.

I can't believe that it is Monday already again.
We are gearing up for another busy week here.

Deke is in the office this morning, has a meeting this afternoon 
& another meeting this evening.
I'll be hanging out with the 3 Seeley boys today.
Then Brayden will be here after school & this evening.
I'll be a stampin' fool when they are all gone tonight.
I have lots of cutting to do for my party I have next Sunday.
Plus I have LOTS & LOTS of swaps to get done.
Next week I'll be headed to Utah to attend Founders 
& I have so much to do before I leave.
I'm trying not to stress about it.

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

Sunday, September 7, 2014

A 'Festival of Tree' card

Here is a card that everyone stamping with me at my September classes will be making.
I just love it when Stampin' Up! coordinates stamp sets & punches together.
Thus is the case with this tree stamp set & coordinating punch!
Check out this fun fold too!!!
'Festival of Trees'**
cs:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White
dp:  Trim the Tree Paper Stack
ink:  Garden Green
marker:  Cherry Cobbler & Early Espresso
supplies:  Big Shot, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Starburst Framelits, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (Star), Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details Glitter, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dot, Tree Punch**

**  The 'Festival of Tree' stamp set & Tree punch are also available as a bundle too!

Julie had a full house & a fun party yesterday!
It was great to meet so many of her friends.
Thanks Julie & Taylor for a fun afternoon making Christmas cards at your house!

Today I'm off to another party & Teri is the hostess!
I can't wait to see everyone & stamp!
We have a big group coming!
And some old friends are joining us that we haven't seen for awhile-
so we're looking forward to getting caught up on life's happenings with them.

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


Saturday, September 6, 2014

A "Clean & Simple" card using 'Seasonally Scattered'!

 I'm sharing a card that everyone joining me at Julie's party today will be making.
Julie is having a Christmas card stamp-a-stack class with her friends.
I hope they all love this card!
I really like this stamp set.
And I think that this new Lost Lagoon ink is very pretty too.
This is clean & simple- but yet elegant.
Did you notice the BLING?
I love what a stunning effect 3 little rhinestones can have
 to a card when they are added to it.

'Seasonally Scattered'
cs:  Whisper White & Lost Lagoon
ink:   Lost Lagoon
supplies:  Big Shot, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Lost Lagoon Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, dimensionals, glue dots

I had a fun day yesterday with my boys.
We went to the Seeley's for supper last night so that we could watch 

Nathan racing 'live' on TV.
He didn't have the best of luck.
Someone in front of him spun out on the muddy track 
& Nathan had no where to go & hit him.
He then raced again for a B main.
He started about 10th & 6th I think.
This wasn't a scored race- but one where they counted points somehow.
He'll try again today to make the big main for tonight's show.
 I HOPE he makes it in & has a safe day/night of racing!

We are off to the Delta Day's Parade this morning.
This will be our last parade to be campaigning for 'Wood for Supervisor'.
Manda & the 3 boys will be going with us.
Steven & Brayden are headed to Boone to spend the 
day/night racing with Nathan.

After the parade I'll hurry home to grab my things & 
head to Julie's Christmas Stamp-a-Stack class that I'm doing for her.
I am excited about seeing her & Taylor & meeting Julie's friends!
There are going to be alot of gals joining us that I've never met before.
I can't wait to share my love of stamping with them.

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