Saturday, February 28, 2015

Some 'Painted Petals'

Here is a quick card I made last night with some left over pieces laying on my stampin' table.  I really like this stamp set.  These flowers are so pretty!
stamp set: 'Painted Petals'
card stock:  Whisper White, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
ink:  Daffodil Delight & Old Olive
supplies:  2 1/2" Circle Punch, Daffodil Delight 1/4" ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Spring Flowers Embossing Folder
We had a busy day yesterday running errands.  The boys were troopers.  We did go to McDonald's  for lunch & much to our surprise we ran into my mom & Aunt Virginia there.  Poor Deke had a long morning, as he had a broken curtain on the finisher he had to fix, so we didn't get to leave quiet as early as we had planned.  I felt so bad for him as it was a bit cold day with -12*.  Thankfully the wind wasn't blowing- so that helped tons.

I spent last night working on stamping stuff.  I got some basket of supplies from my last class put away & got supplies & things laid out so that I can create for tomorrow's class.  I was up bright & early this morning to start creating.....and I'm praying that I have good mojo & things just click.

A dear friend Jenny, her mom & her sister are coming this morning for a couple of hours & we are going to design her wedding invitations.  I think that Manda & Trey are going to try to make it out to help us too.  Manda is Jenny's personal attendant & the twins are going to be ring bearers.  So I'm looking forward to getting to help too.  I warned them that they were going to see stamp stuff everywhere when they got here, as I wasn't going to quit & hide things to make my house look clean.  Jenny has seen stamps everywhere before- so she won't be surprised. 

When they leave I'll get back to creating for tomorrows class.  Joyce is our hostess & we have a big group coming!!  I'm looking forward to seeing everyone.  Gotta run.....

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

Friday, February 27, 2015

You Made My Day!!

Woo Hoo!  It is Friday!!
Here is another card created with the This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection= one of the Sale-a-bration choices.  This is a bright & cheery card.....and it makes me think of Spring, which by the way is only 21 days away now. 
These flowers & colors of- Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, & Canjun Craze make me happy!  How about you?
My webinar is done & I think it went well.  I enjoyed working with Andrea at SU! on things for my presentation at Leadership & my webinar.  I hope all of the demonstrators that got to listen to it learned something new & can share some things with their customers & teams.

We had supper late last night.  Bless our son Nathan for making fajitas for us.  They were yummy!  I got caught up on a few things- but didn't get any actual stamping done.  I was beat & finally decided to call it a night a little before midnight.

I'm off to pick up the boys here soon.  Trey was a little off yesterday & I'm praying that he doesn't have an ear infection.  We might be making a trip to the dr today.  We'll see how he slept last night.  The poor little guy!!

Deke is home to work on the farm today for a change-  no meetings!  We are hoping late this morning we can run to Osky to pick up our taxes & get them sent, as farmers have to have theirs filed by March 1st.  Maybe the boys will get a treat & we'll talk Papa into eating at McDonalds & then head home for their afternoon naps.

Tonight I have to burn the midnight oil stamping!  I have tons to do!!  I pray I have lots of energy & good mojo.

Jenny is coming tomorrow morning with her mom & sister & we're gonna figure out wedding invites for her & Clint.  I'm looking forward to seeing them & getting to help out with making invites for their special day!

Steve has been gone all week for work training.  I know that there are 3 little boys & Amanda too- that have been home sick & missing their daddy!  We are all glad he'll be home this evening.

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

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A clean & simple card

Here is a quick has been a busy week here!  I made this heart card for an upcoming wedding I have.  There is alot of cute products here from the Occasions Catalog.  

stamp set:  'Hello Life'
card stock:  Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
designer paper:  Stacked With Love Paper Stack
ink:  Black Memento Pad
supplies:  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (small heart), Big Shot, Happy Hearts Embossing Folder, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

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Oh what a winter wonderland it is outside here again.  We got some snow yesterday/last night.  Luckily we didn't get as much as they predicted.  

School got our early yesterday due to the snow.  So I took the boys back to their home & we waited on Manda to get there.  I then came home & spent the rest of the afternoon working on trying to get my computer to be compatible with a program that I need to use tomorrow for a presentation I'm doing.  Right now I'm not a fan of modern technology- that is forsure.  I then burnt the midnight oil working on stamping stuff.  I had several boxes of stamps to sort & bag up.  Now I need to get them delivered to everyone.  Deke worked late on the farm, catching up from being gone all day to that meeting.

I am off to pick up the boys after bit.  We had a 2 hour delay- so I'm working on stamp stuff until it is time to head out the door.  I will have a full day with the boys & then tonight I'm doing a live webinar with Stampin' Up! sharing my Leadership presentation.  After I'm done with that I'll be a stampin' fool!  As I have a big class on Sunday to plan & get ready for.  

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

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A cute BUNNY!

 Here is a cute little Easter Bunny!  Doesn't he look happy!  Love his little dance he is doing.  
This is a fun & simple card that I used the Blendablities on to color him with.

stamp set:  Happy Easter Bunny
card stock:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede & Whisper White
ink:  Black Memento & colored with various colors of blendabilites
supplies:  Calypso Coral Seam Binding Ribbon, Oval Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Glue Dots

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Last night was my farmer the time I got in, showered, answered emails & got supper I was done in.  I should have been stamping- as have lots to do for upcoming workshops.  So- tonight I'll have to find some extra energy & burn the midnight oil.

I'm off to pick up the boys here soon.  Deke headed out early this morning for Des Moines for a meeting.  

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

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Check out these cards!

Here are some close up photos of the cards I shared in January with you that I made using the cards from the Sale-a-bration choice- This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection.
The Project Life products were designed for memory keeping.
But they do make awesome cards too!

You can see my original post HERE!

Paper Pumpkin is on SALE!

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For the first time ever, Stampin' Up! lowered the price of our 3 month prepaid subscription. During Sale-A-Bration (now until March 31) you can save money and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-a-bration products too!

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This weeks "WEEKLY DEALS"- February 24- March 2, 2015!

Thanks so very much!

Here is a quick post.....sharing another quick card make with the Sale-a-bration set- 'Simply Wonderful' & the This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection.  I like how simple it is to make cards with the cards in this memory keeping kit. 
stamp set: 'Simply Wonderful (SAB)
card stock:  Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
ink pad:  Tangerine Tango
other:  Best Year Ever Accessories (SAB) ribbon, Decorative Label Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection (SAB)
Deke picked up Brayden from school & Sarah picked him up about 6.  So the boys were all here last night & had a fun time playing together.  Even Trey tries to keep up following the big boys.  Steven is out of town all week for work & Manda had a late meeting- so she & the boys ate supper with us & then went home.  I then worked on stamp stuff the rest of the night.

I'm off this morning to get the boys.  Brayden will be here after school again & get to help us on the farm.  Yes- tonight I'm a will be out helping Deke sort & load hogs from 4:30 until about 6:30.  We pray that the semi is on time & everything just clicks, as Deke has a meeting tonight in town about 7:30 to attend.  And I'll be burning the midnight oil again stamping.

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

Monday, February 23, 2015

Woo Hoo! There are 4 more NEW Sale-a-bration items added beginning March 1st!

Beginning March 1 through March 31st- there will be 4 more NEW items added that you can earn for free!  With every $50 you spend during Sale-a-bration time you get to choose one Sale-a-bration item for FREE.  
Above is a sneak peek of an adorable card created with one of the new Sale-a-bration sets called- 'For Being You'!
The other 3 items are:  'Nature's Perfect' stamp set; In Color Accessory Pack & Sheer Perfection (6x6") Printed Vellum.  All are shown below on the new flyer. 
CONTACT ME if you have any questions about this exciting news!
Bonus March items added for Sale-a-Bration 2015…Stampin’ Up!® #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stamp Your Art Out!

Do you have a stampin' addiction?  Would you like to get a discount? Then you should be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my Iowa Inkers team!  Click HERE to contact me & find out how!

Happy New Baby!

I've had a couple of friends have grand-daughters lately.  This is the card that I made for them.  I LOVE coloring with the Blendablities.  Here I used the new Pink Pirouette assorted set.....cute huh!
Check out the little embossed dots here on the background.  I sponged Pink Pirouette Classic Ink over the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Paper out of the Sale-a-bration Mini Catalog.  With a $50 order from now through March 31st- you can get this Irresistibly Your DSP as one of your free products.

stamp set: 'One Tag Fits All'
card stock:  Whisper White, Pink Pirouette
designer paper:  Irresistibly Yours (SAB)
ink:  Pin Pirouette & Black Memento 
blenablities markers:  Daffodil Delight & Pink Pirouette
other:  Subtles Candy Dots (Pink Pirouette), White Organdy Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, sponge

*I hand cut out the shapes of these tags.  This tag stamp set does coordinate with the Note Tag Punch- which is the size right between these to 2 images above.  

*I stamped this tag onto Pink Pirouette Card Stock, using a Pink Pirouette Classic Ink Pad & then colored every other stripe on this tag with darkest shade in the Pink Pirouette Blendablities Assortment.
Yesterday I got alot done- not as much as I had hoped to or need too get done though.  I did get Steven's hair cut.  And then Nathan, Sarah & Brayden stopped to visit a few minutes last night.  I spent my day/night a stamping away.  

This morning I am off to pick up the boys to spend my day with them.  Deke was up bright & early to chore & is headed to the office for a board meeting.  Brayden will be here after school to get to play with the other boys tonight.  When everyone leaves I'll be burning the midnight oil stamping.

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

Sunday, February 22, 2015

It's your day!

Here is another This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection card creation.  This is a free product that you can get during Sale-a-bration with a $50 order.  The original intent for these cards is to be used for memory keeping.....but I made a whole set of 24 cards with them.  You can see them in my original post HERE!

stamp set: 'Big On You'
card stock:  Whisper White
ink:  Rich Razzleberry
supplies:  This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection
Deke & I had a nice visit & supper with my friend Donna & her husband John last night.  We got groceries & home at a decent time to watch a movie & go to bed early for a change.

I actually have the day off today!  I plan to be home all day.  Susie's Hair Hut is open to get Steve's hair cut.  And then I have LOTS of stamping that I need to get done.  I got several things checked off of my list to do yesterday- but still have tons more to get done today before I can go to bed tonight.  

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

Saturday, February 21, 2015

A clean & simple bouquet!

Here is a clean & simple card using the Occasions Catalog set- 'Love Is Kindness'.  This time I decided to lay them down on their side like they were in a bundle.  Isn't it a striking bouquet!
stamp sets:  'Love Is Kindness' & 'Petite Pairs'
card stock: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Strawberry Slush
ink:  Black Stazon
markers:  Strawberry Slush, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Smokey Slate
other:  Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Linen Thread, dimensionals, Simply Scored Scoring Tool
I'm off this morning to run errands- post office, recycle center, bank, etc.  Then home to work on sorting stamp orders & getting caught up on stampin' stuff that I didn't have time to do this past week.

Tonight we are going out for supper with our friends- Donna & John to celebrate my birthday.  I'll deliver stamps along the way!  We'll then pick up groceries & things while we are out & about.

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

Friday, February 20, 2015

You Brighten My Day!

Woo hoo!  It is Friday!  
Here  is the last of my 6 cards that everyone got to make at my February classes.  It is an easel card using the Sale-a-bration set- 'You Brighten My Day'. 
Check out this little house.  I colored it with the Blendabilities Markers & then punch it out using the What's Up Punch (that is arrows).  Pretty cute huh!

stamp sets:  'You Brighten My Day' (SAB), 'So You' (the cloud) & 'A Dozen Thoughts'
card stock:  Pool Party, Hello Honey, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Whisper White
designer paper:  Best Year Ever (SAB)
ink:  Black Memento Pad
supplies:  Hello Honey Quilted Ribbon, What's Up Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (small heart), Dimensionals, Glue Dot
Blendabilities Marker Assortments:  Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight

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Last night Deke & I took my car into his buddy Terry's to have it worked on.  We visited with him & his wife Missy for awhile in their shop.  Then home to get supper & I worked on Stampin' stuff orders.

I'm off this morning to pick up the boys.  Deke is on the farm all day- so we are looking forward to him being home to eat lunch with us.  Tonight I'll be working on Stampin' stuff again.  I have lots to catch up on. 

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

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Us with our BOYS!

Brayden, Papa holding Trey, Drake, G'ma & Brody

This was taken at Nathan & Sarah's house the other night when 
we went there for my birthday supper.