Friday, November 30, 2012

Blessings of 'First Christmas'

Good morning!  

'First Christmas'
ink:  Crumb Cake, Versamark pad
cs:  Early Espsresso, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake & Champagne Glimmer 12x12 paper 
supplies:  Big Shot, Tasteful Trim die, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Early Espresso & Clear Embossing Powders, Sponge, Paper Piercing tool, Essentails Paper-Piercing Pack, dimensionals

This is a simple but an elegant card!

Deke is finally home today working on the farm!!
He has had Board of Supervisor things every day this week.
It sure makes for long days/ nights when he has so many meetings.
As there is alot to do on the farm too with all of the pig.
It will be nice to have him home to eat lunch with us.
(I) Grandma will be home with all 3 of her boys today!
Brayden is suppose to come visit & spend the day with the twins & me.
He hasn't been here for several weeks during the day when the twins are here.
So it should be a busy but FUN day!

The twins dr. appt went well today as far as check up things.
Dr. Mary said that they are advanced & doing well.
They have had a touch of the flu this week.
It has been a long week with lots of cuddling time.
But I hope we are on the uphill road to recovery!
It has not been a fun week around here.

Brody goes back to Iowa City to see Dr. Menezes on 12/13 for a brain MRI.
Please keep him in your prayers as we are hoping that he has a good report & doesn't have to have another surgery.
He sure looks & acts fine.
If he didn't wear the helmet to protect the soft spots they created during his surgery last year on 12/9- you'd never know anything had ever been wrong with him.
He had lots of prayers for him last year & we truly believe that the power of prayer & his amazing dr.- is the reason he got along so well.

 I hope you have a wonderful day!!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Holiday Packaging Bundles

Petite Treats Bundle
Petite Treats Bundle – 132770   $13.50
  • Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags; 3″ x 5″ x 1-1/2″)
  • Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt (8 pieces)
  • Gumball Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yards)
Trimmings & Tags Bundle
Trimmings & Tags Bundle – #132769   $13.50
  • Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags; 5″ x 3″ x 11-1/2″)
  • Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags; 4-1/2″ x 3-1/8″)
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Sweater Trim (10 yards)

What a gorgeous snowflake die this is!

Good morning!!

Here is another snowflake card.  This die is just breathtaking!  I have used it tons & have LOTS of samples on my blog of projects created with it.  It is in the Holiday Catalog & isn't on the carry over list.  So if you want it & don't have it yet, be sure to order it before January 2nd. 

'Greeting of the Season'
ink:  Midnight Muse
cs:  Bashful Blue, Midnight Muse, Whisper White & Sliver 12x12 Glimmer paper
supplies:  supplies:  Big Shot, Snow Flurry die, Lacy Brocade embossing folder, 3/4" circle punch, Midnight Muse Stitched Satin ribbon, dimensionals, glue dot
This Midnight Muse & Whisper White card stock are just awesome with this snowflake!

 Brody is feeling alittle better......not himself, but his fever was gone yesterday & he ate a little bit.  (cheerios, toast & crackers)  He still has diarrhea.  Poor little guy!  Hope he slept well last night & feeling better today.

Today the twins are 15 months old!  They have their check up with Dr. Mary this afternoon.  I don't know where time goes.  I can't believe that they are this old already.  They are such a blessing!!

Deke is gone to Des Moines all day for meetings.  He left early this morning.  Short night for him (or should I say both of us) by the time he had to get up by 5 to chore & back in to shower & out the door again.

Last night I sorted Extravanza orders that arrived yesterday & I am still cutting more Christmas card kits!!
Tonight I hope to get to work in studio- as I haven't hardly been there all week.
AND I HAVE TONS TO DO for my upcoming calendar classes. 

A dear lady I've known all of my life passed away- so I'll be going to Marlene's visitation tonight.  Hoping Deke is home in time to go with me too.

Many blessings for a special day!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Stampin' Up!'s Appearance on NBC's TODAY Show

Sara Douglass (Co-Founder Shelli Gardner's daughter) will be making an appearance on NBC's TODAY Show tomorrow- November 29th, to donate paper crafting supplies to the 19th Annual TODAY Show Holiday Toy & Gift Drive.

Sara will be featured during the fourth hour of the TODAY Show with Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford (generally 10 AM [EST]). Be sure to check your local listings, however, as the fourth hour airs at various times depending on the market.

If you can- check it out!!!

WOW- I LOVE Stampin' UP!

Oh Mr. Gingerbread Man!

Good morning-
I'm lovin' this little gingerbread man!!  He has such a big smile!  Wish my little guy did.....we have a sick little boy (Brody).  He got sick yesterday.  I feel so bad for him.  Hope he is better soon.  Yesterday was a long day.  We spent most of our day in the rocking chair- cuddling.   I am hoping he & everyone at their home got some sleep last night.  I'll find out soon when they get here, as Manda has an early meeting today, so they will be here soon.

'Scentsational Season' & 'Open Sleigh'
cs:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
ink:  Early Espresso & Cherry Cobbler
supplies:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Labels Collection framelits, Holiday Collection framelits, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon, Rhinestones, Red Sharpie marker, dimesionals, glue dots
Hoping you have a great day!
Happy Stamping!

Today is the last day of our Extravaganza Sale!!

Be sure to contact me or place your order on line @
Online Extravaganza 2012
You won't want to miss out on these amazing specials!!!

We started and ended this sale with doorbusting specials! Here they are for TODAY:
  • #118491 Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I) Reg. price $66.95 SALE $53.56
  • #120279 Clear Block Storage Caddy --Reg. Price $16.95 SALE $13.56
  • #109127 Stack & Store Caddy --Reg. Price $34.95 SALE  $27.96
You can also view a three-page PDF of all the sale items by clicking here:
 Download Online_X_flyer_US
Just to give you an idea of what's on sale, here's some highlights!
  • Prices on sale items start as low as $2.07--crazy!
  • Brights Designer Series Paper Stack on sale for $17.56!
  • More Merry Messages in clear-mount for $18.71 instead of $24.95!
  • Northern Flurry snowflake embossing folder, save $2!
  • Never-before-heard-of special price on the Tabletop Paper Cutter!
  • Stock up on Anywhere glue sticks--just 2.77 a two-pack!
  • Crosses of Hope stamp set for just $7.48!
  • Select XL Punches for only $11.17 instead of $16.95!
  • Bundles, 50% off items, coordinating products and much more!
Definitely worth a look! The best part? Prices are good through TODAY at 11 pm ONLY, so you can put together your list of Extravaganza deals, browse the Clearance Rack, and place your order online or contact me!
Happy Shopping!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

'Ornament Keepsakes'

Good morning!
Here is a pretty Christmas card using the ornament stamp set.

'Ornament Keepsakes'
cs:  Whisper White & Might Muse
ink:  Midnight Muse
supplies:  Big Shot, Holiday Ornaments framelits, Holiday Frame embossing folder, Basic Pearl, Midnight Muse Stitched ribbon, 2 way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, dimensionals, glue dot
 Our kids came for supper last night. 
(Nathan, Brayden, Manda, Steve & twins)
I cut Nathan & Brayden's hair before we ate.
It is always nice to have them here.
The twins were so excited to see Brayden.
It was precious to see their faces light up when he walked in the door.

Deke has meetings again all day today.
We sell hogs tonight. 
I didn't make it to my stamp room at all yesterday- so hope to get there sometime today.

Have a great day!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree......

Good morning!

Here is a pretty Christmas Tree.  

I really like this stamp set.  The more I do with it the more I fall in love with it.   I used alot of product out of the Holiday Catalog when I was creating this card.

'Evergreen' & 'More Merry Messages'
cs:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler & Champagne Glimmer 12x12 paper
ink:  Versamark & Cherry Cobbler
supplies:  Big Shot, Apothecary Accent Framelit, Holiday Frame embossing folder, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon, dimensionals
 WOW!!  Back to reality today.  What a whirl wind of a holiday weekend.  We got alot done, but have lots more that we didn't get checked off of our list.  I will have to stay up some nights this week & get things done.

Yesterday morning I worked on making some personal cards- sympathy, anniversary, birthday- that I needed to get done.  Then in the afternoon Manda, the twins & I enjoyed going to Jenny's party & got a few groceries afterwards.  Deke & I put up our pre-lit tree last night.  We were so bummed that we couldn't get a few of the lights to work on it.  We decided that it would work for this year & we'll buy a new Christmas tree after the holidays when they are on sale & we will throw this one away when we take it down after Christmas.  It is all decorated & looks very pretty!!  I put silver garland beads on it this year instead of my usual tinsel.  It looks different- but nice.  I am so HAPPY that Deke helped me put it up & decorate it this year.

We all have a busy week here.  Deke will be gone during the day to meetings all week for Board of Supervisor stuff, except for Friday.  So that means late nights on the farm as he still has all of the work here to do too when he gets home.  I am still putting stuff away from my November workshops & need to get busy & get my calendars created & cut for my December workshops.  I can't believe that next Sunday will already be my first workshop for the month!!  WOW- seems like November just flew by.  Christmas is now less than a month away.  YIKES....I haven't bought any gifts yet & don't have time to go shopping until after the 15th!  

Hope you all have a fabulous day!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Peace on Earth

Good morning!
Here is a pretty embossed angel.....

'Rejoicing with You' & 'Greetings of the Season'
cs:  Basic Gray, Whisper White, Champagne Glimmer 12x12 paper
ink:  Basic Gray & Versamark pad
supplies:  Heat Tool, embossing buddy, Gold Embossing powder, Silver Embossing Powder, dimensionals
Yesterday I had a great time with Shanoah, Chelsea & Cheryl figuring out a wedding invite.
It is going to be an elegant victorian wedding.
I love the invites!

When they left I started stamping.
I now have my November & December birthday cards all done!
Deke did bring the skid loader down & helped me get rid of our fall flower pots & pumpkins in our yard yesterday afternoon.
I got the christmas wreaths hung up at my doors. 
It was chilly out & didn't take much time to get done.

Today I'm hoping Deke & I get our lights up outside on our house since it is to be in the mid 40's.
Then this afternoon I am looking forward to going to a party with Manda at a friend of ours home.
We'll do a quick Walmart run while we are out.
The twins are going with us.
And I'll be stamping every spare minute I'm home.
My table with projects from November parties is still piled high & I have to get it all put away.
Gotta run......

I hope you have a wonderful day!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

An Elegant bird......

Good morning!
Here is a card that I got from Shelli & Sara as a swap at Founders.
It is very elegant!
Notice all of the detail in it.
'Gently Falling' & 'Loving Thoughts'
cs:  Naturals White, Island Indigo
ink:  Island Indigo, Versamark pad
marker:  Island Indigo
supplies:  Big Shot, Elegant Bird die, Heat Tool, Gold embossing powder, sponge, Linen Thread, Champagne Shimmer paint, dimensional, Color Spritzer tool
I love it!
It is so the Shelli & Sara style.
I am assuming they made a cut out of the bird die & then used it as a stencil to get the look above- using the Champagne Shimmer Paint & a sponge.

Yesterday I spent most of the day doing bookwork for personal, SU! & farm stuff.
There just aren't enough hours in a day to keep up with things around here.

We did go to my sister Beckie's for supper so that we could visit & see my nephew Ben, his wife Jenna & son Lawson, as we haven't seen them since Easter.
It was a very nice evening!!

I am meeting with Shanoah this morning to work on her wedding invites.
Looking forward to this.

Then I have a mile long list of stamping things that I personally need to get done- 
birthday cards, sympathy, anniversary, etc.

Tomorrow I have to go to a friends Thirty One party in the afternoon- but will be working on stamping stuff every spare minute I'm I need to get things cleaned out of baskets from all of my November workshops so that I can put them away & be able to find things & get ready for Decembers calendar classes.  LOTS to do!!  My first calendar class is a week from Sunday!

Hope you have a fantastic day!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Hope you have a 'Wonderfall' Day!

Good morning!

I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful day yesterday & got to spend it with family & friends counting all of our many blessings!

We had a very nice day with family but it went so fast.  Any time spent with family it awesome!

Here is a cute fall card using the set- 'Wonderfall'.  

'Wonderfall' & 'Teeny Tiny Wishes'
cs:  Soft Suede, More Mustard, Canjun Craze & Very Vanilla
ink:  Versamark pad & Soft Suede
supplies:  Big Shot, Autumn Accents die, Woodgrain embossing folder, Word Window punch, 3/8" Tafetta ribbon, dimensionals, glue dot, champagne shimmer spray

 I hope you have a fabulous day!
I'm sure some of you will be working & some of you will be shopping.
I am not a shopper- little alone when there is a crowd.
I'm home all day & excited about that.
I'm going to do bookwork & run to the bank this morning.
Then this afternoon I need to make some sympathy cards & clean my stamp studio.
Tomorrow Shanoah is coming to work on her wedding invites.
So need to get ready for that.
And I've got to get my calendars figured out & start cutting them.
My fist calendar class is next weekend!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Good morning!

I'm off to help unload baby piggies.
We are going to my sister Beckie & Dan's home for Thanksgiving dinner.
I know I have LOTS to be thankful for.
I count my blessings each day.
Each of you are some of my blessings.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

Here is a cute fall card that I did for October Birthday's.
(I need to work on getting November's done- haven't gotten that far yet & the month is almost over with).
'Gently Falling', 'En Francais'& 'Sassy Salutation'
cs:  Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
ink:  Early Espresso, More Mustard & Cajun Craze
supplies:  1/2" scalloped dots ribbon (using the backside so that it is solid), dimensionals, glue dot, Champagne Shimmer Spray

  • I did the direct to paper for the background on the More Mustard. 
  • I did the rock & roll technique for the leaf. 

Have a great day!!
Love & Blessings-

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Here is a sneak peek of a NEW set in the upcomig Occasion Catalog.

Good morning!  Here is the card that I made Manda for her birthday last weekend.  It is made using a new stamp set that will be available to purchase in the upcoming NEW Occasions Catalog beginning 01/03/13.  

'Feel Goods'
cs:  Baja Breeze, Primerose Petals, Whisper White
Patio Party Designer Paper
ink:  Midnight Muse
supplies:  White Gel Pen, Basic Pearls, dimensionals, Elegant Butterfly punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, Big Shot, Tasteful Trim die

 Gosh- I LOVE this QUOTE!
This is a cool new stamp set.
Wait until you see the rest of the stamps that are in this set.
Heck- wait until you see the Occasion Catalog.
I don't know how SU! can come up with so many awesome new products to share with us.
But I am thrilled they do & I can't wait to share them with you in the coming months!
Watch out- I have LOTS to share!

School gets out early today.
I have noodles to make & several things to get done in preparation for Thanksgiving tomorrow.
Gosh......we have so much to be thankful for this year!
Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined a year ago that I'd be home caring for the twins & making sure that Brody didn't miss a beat in his learning after his surgery.  And he is remarkably super smart & advanced for his age.  This is so rewarding!  I'm thankful that Deke & I get to enjoy the boys each day, share in their growing up & hopefully make it easier for Manda & Steve to not worry about them while they are at work.

The boys & I sure had a fun day yesterday helping Papa with his new baby piggies.
(If you couldn't tell by seeing the photos I posted yesterday afternoon.)
After spending our morning outside we came in to eat lunch, get hair cuts, take their baths AND then they both slept for a couple of hours.
Guess we wore them out.
I know I was tired too.

Tomorrow morning we get the rest of our baby piggies delivered.
Hoping that Brayden can come help- as he is a true farm boy & loves anything to do with the farm.
I know he felt bad he didn't get to help us yesterday since he had pre-school.

Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Our farm boys!!

 Brody is helping chase the baby piggies into their pen.
And Drake was following right behind them.
They are checking out the water nipples.
And liked playing in the water.
Lovin' the squeal of the boys sharing their excitement of the new baby piggies.
Look at Brody's smile!
 Even Drake was lovin' the baby piggies this time.
Last time he wasn't so sure about them.
Here is an adorable photo of Papa Deke with Brody & Drake.
They were filling up the feed cart so they could feed the babies.
Here they are feeding them.

How blessed we are!
It is so much fun to be able to share our love of farm life with our grandsons.
Brayden had pre-school today so couldn't help.
But he informed me on Sunday that he didn't have school on Thursday because it was Thanksgiving- so he'd be here to help Papa.
YEP- we do get baby piggies in on Thanksgiving morning.
It doesn't matter what day of the week, what the weather is like, if you are sick or whatever.....
things must still be done on the farm!


And another 'Bold Snowflake'......

Wow.....busy day today.  We get baby piggies in this morning.  The twins will go with us.  Hope they like them & we get along ok again this time.

Reminder that the Extravaganza Sale goes on until the 28th if you need any of the great deals!

Here is another 'Bold Snowflake' card.
This is sold as a single stamp & available until 01/03/13.

'Bold Snowflake' & 'Tiny Tags'
cs:  Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy & Whisper White
ink:  Not Quite Navy & White Craft
supplies:  Big Shot, Delicate Designs Folder, Jewelry Tag punch Blossom punch, Basic Rhinestones, dimensionals, glue dot, White Organdy ribbon

I love the diagonal gate fold.
I sponged the embossing along the bottom edge with the white craft ink to help it pop out.
What do you think?
A simple,cute, fun fold!
We sell hogs tonight too- so I'll head out there again as soon as the twins leave.
So alot of my day/night will be spent out on the farm today.
I love being a farmer though!
I so miss my days being outside with Deke all day long every day.
For 10 years that was all we did when we had a farrowing operation.

I hope you have a great day!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Extravaganza Sale begins today & then check out my red & white striped "RIBBON" candy cane card!

Happy Monday!!
Don't forget about our AWESOME Extravaganza Sale that begins today!! 
Dates: November 19-28, 2012
The Extravaganza promotion is our biggest online sale of the year! During these 10 days only, you can get incredible discounts-up to 50 percent-on some of your favorite products!


To see all discounted products & view CLICK this PDF.

In addition, there will be three products 20 percent off for 24-hours only on both the first and last days of Extravaganza-our very own doorbusters! Woot!

What a great time to do some of your Christmas shopping!

TODAY- Monday, November 19, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)

Retail Price
Sale Price
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Big Shot Doctor's Bag
Wednesday, November 28, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
Retail Price
Sale Price
118941 Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I)
120279 Clear Block Storage Caddy
109127 Stack & Store Caddy

This is a great time to do some holiday shopping OR give your Stampin' Wish List to a family member or friend so that they can buy you something you really want!

Here is a cute red & white striped "RIBBON" candy cane card.
  • I cut out the candy cane from the Holiday Collection.
  • On the back side I put snail adhesive around the edges & put strips of ribbon cross the opening alternating the red & white.
  • Added dimensionals to all 4 corners.
  • Turned over & mounted to a piece of Real Red card stock.
'More Merry Messages' 
cs:  Whisper White, Real Red & Crumb Cake
ink:  Real Red
supplies:  Big Shot, Holiday Collection framelits, 1/8" stripped ribbon- Real Red & Whisper White, dimensionals, glue dot
Have a great day!!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

(Crock Pot Recipe)

1 can Campbells Cream of Celery Soup
1 can Campbells Cream of Chicken Soup
1 can Campbells Cheddar Cheese Soup
1 can Swans Chicken Broth
3 cans evaporated milk (you can use regular milk, but evaporated makes it thicker/creamer)
1 pkg of real bacon bits
1 pkg of frozen hash browns-THAWED (little diced squares) 

Mix all together & put in crock pot.  I add salt, pepper, garlic & onion salt to taste.

I cook this on high in the crock pot for approx. 4-5 hours. Be sure to stir occasionally so that is doesn't scorch & stick to the sides. 

It a yummy & fast soup to throw together!


*Yesterday I put it in the crock pot at 7 am & turned it down on low about 11 am & we ate it at noon.  The longer you cook it the thicker it gets.
*This recipe was shared from my friend/downline Angie Gamball.  Her recipe is that she just warms it up on the stove for approx. 40 minutes or so if you don't want to put it into the crock pot.  You'll just want to make sure that the potatoes are cooked.

'Scensational Season' MUG

Good morning!

WOW a busy day yesterday.....but enjoyed it.  LOVED stamping with all of the gals yesterday that came to make their Christmas cards.  We had a fun day!

'Scensational Season' & 'More Merry Messages'
cs:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
ink:  Crumb Cake & Early Espresso
supplies:  Big Shot, Holiday Collection Framelits, 2 way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain ribbon

 We had a nice time at the racing banquet last night- celebrating Nathan's racing accomplishments & Manda's birthday.  It was great to see so many of our racing friends that we haven't seen for a couple of months.  The boys were all really good.  The food was good- pork loins, cheesy potatoes, green beans, pasta salad & rolls (sounds like something I would have made). 

We are home today!!  There aren't many Sundays that I don't have stamp classes.  I have plenty to do.  Deke has alot to get done outside too since he is home all day also.  He needs to get all of the buildings put back together & ready for our baby piggies that come this week on Tuesday & Thursday.

  Brayden stayed all night with us last night after the banquet so we've been playing tractors this morning & reading books.  He is excited that Thursday is Thanksgiving & he has the day off of pre-school & Papa gets baby piggies in that morning so he gets to come to the farm & help us!  And then we are all going to my sister Beckies' home for our Thanksgiving dinner.

I'm off now to do dishes from yesterday (my potato soup was a big hit) & pick up my Stamp Studio.  We literally walked out the door minutes after everyone left from making cards yesterday to go to the banquet so I haven't gotten all of that done yet.

I hope I find some time to do some stamping yet later this afternoon too.  I have to get my calendar figured out for my December classes so that I can get my 12x12 card stock ordered for it!

Hope you have a fabulous day!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Another 'Bold Snowflake'

Good morning!

WOW- wishing our beautiful daughter a very Happy Birthday today!!  What a special woman she has grown up to be.  She is a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, teacher, friend, etc.  We are so proud of her!  Love ya Manda!

Today I want to share another 'Bold Snowflake' card.  It is the exact same colors as the one I posted yesterday, but it is just a different fold.

I'll update this with the supply list tomorrow.
I just love this stamp set- so striking!
Today is my Christmas card class & I'm trying to get everything ready for that.  Looking forward to spending my day with a few friends stamping.  I sitll have alot I want to get done before everyone gets here.  I have pumpkin bars baking & potatoe soup is in the crock pot.  

Tonight we have Nathan's racing banquet for the Southern Iowa Speedway in Osky to celebrate the 2012 racing season there.  We will all be going together as a family- including our little racing fans!
And of course the rest of our racing family- Mark, Beth & Josh too. 

Here is a great family photo of Manda, Steve, Brody & Drake.

Still can't believe she is my baby. 
Where does time go?

Ok.....gotta run. 
Have a great day!!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, November 16, 2012



Dates: November 19-28, 2012
The Online Extravaganza promotion is our biggest online sale of the year! During these 10 days only, you can get incredible discounts-up to 50 percent-on some of your favorite products!


To see all discounted products & view CLICK this PDF.

In addition, there will be three products 20 percent off for 24-hours only on both the first and last days of Online Extravaganza-our very own doorbusters! Woot!

What a great time to do some of your Christmas shopping!

Monday, November 19, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
Retail Price
Sale Price
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Big Shot Doctor's Bag
Wednesday, November 28, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
Retail Price
Sale Price
118941 Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I)
120279 Clear Block Storage Caddy
109127 Stack & Store Caddy

Happy Shopping!!

Another TWIST card....... I LOVE IT! And can you guess why??? YEP- it is an awesome new SNOWFLAKE STAMP!

 Happy Friday!!!
Oh my gosh......those of you that know me know that I LOVE snowflakes & snowmen!  
And this new SINGLE STAMP called "BOLD SNOWFLAKE" is just my type!!  
Can you tell that I LOVE IT!!
And check it out......yes- you can punch it out with the Blossom punch!!  
THIS IS so cool!!!  WoHOO! 
This single stamp is available until January 3rd, 2013- so be sure to order it before then if you want to add it to your collection of stamps.

'Bold Snowflake' & 'Tiny Tags'
cs:  Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack
ink:  Not Quite Navy
supplies:  Big Shot,  Delicate Designs embossing folder, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Jewelry Tag punch, Basic Rhinestones, dimensional, glue dot
I enjoyed my evening last night on my stamp delivery mission.
I got to visit with & see many friends.
Came home & made supper (meatballs & cheesy potatoes).
Then made some carmel popcorn for Deke & me to enjoy.
It was YUMMY.....and makes me think of my Great- Grandma Fern.
She made alot of carmel popcorn & I have many fond memories of lots of time spent with her. 
She only lived a few blocks from our home & we saw her almost daily.
Then when I was married & she had to go to the nursing home, our kids & I visited her several times per week.
She was a gem!

I'm up bright & early this morning baking 2 pans of chocolate chip cookie bars.
Manda's birthday is tomorrow & she is to take treats to school I offered to make them.
Warm cookies of any kind are yummy.
Hope everyone at school enjoys them.

Ok.....hoping the boys play well today & G'ma can get lots of card stock cut.
I'm  headed to my stamp studio now to get some more cut before they get here.
I still have lots to do for my Christmas card class that is tomorrow.
I am looking forward to stamping with a hand full of gals.
But I have LOTS of KITS that I need to get done & get them delivered to those that ordered kits & couldn't actually attend my class tomorrow.  
As I want those gals to get their Christmas cards all stamped & finished soon too.

Hope you have a great day!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Online Extravaganza Is Coming!

November 15, 2012
Be sure to check back tomorrow (November 16) for some preliminary information about our biggest online sale of the year: Online Extravaganza! With discounts up to 50 percent and 24-hour-only doorbusters, you won't want to miss it!


Are you looking for a neat Christmas gift for someone special on your list?  Check this out!

Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine

Due to our partnership with Sizzix, we are pleased to be able to offer a test run of the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine in our North American markets. We have 4,000 available to be sold only while supplies last. If this product test goes well, we may offer the Texture Boutique again in the future.
The Texture Boutique works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. This machine embosses only; it does not die cut. Because this is a product test, the Texture Boutique is not branded with the Stampin' Up! logo. It comes in Sizzix packaging and is the same color and design that is sold in stores. We recommend you read the included instructions before using the Texture Boutique and that you pass the same recommendation on to customers who purchase it.
'Tis the season of giving, and the Texture Boutique makes a wonderful gift for anyone who wants to create their own elegant embossed art. To help you with your gift-giving needs, we're offering a special value bundle that saves you $5.90. If you prefer, you can also purchase the Texture Boutique alone. Looking for stocking stuffers? Pick up some additional embossing folders.
Texture Boutique Bundle
Item 132700
$39.95 (a $45.85 value)
  • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 Pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim
  • Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
  • Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
Texture Boutique Embossing Machine
Item 132657
  • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim
Give me a call or email me.  I'd love to order this for you!!! 

(641) 660-2537

"Perfectly Preserved' (Thank You) Brown Paper Bag

Good morning!

Here is a cute little decorated (thank you) brown paper bag.

'Perfectly Preserved'
cs:  More Mustard, Early Espresso, Raspberry Ripple, Very Vanilla
Orchard Harvest Designer Paper
ink:  Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Raspberry Ripple
supplies:  Big Shot, Cannery Framelits, Window Framelits, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle punch, Small Oval punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Argyle embossing folder, dimensionals, glue dots, Raspberry Ripple Stitched ribbon, Paper Snip, Basic Pearls
I made a quick trip to Osky to deposit our hog check last night.
And had to run into Walmart to buy a new coffee pot, as mine died  yesterday.
Then spent my evening cutting & mounting stamp sets!

It is another busy day here on our farm.
Deke's Uncle Joe is here to help pump our lagoons.
We need to get that done before winter.
Thankfully Deke is home today- he has had meetings the rest of the week.
He has to run into the courthouse for a bit later to sign a bunch of papers- but hopefully not be gone for more than an hour.
I'm headed to Iowa City tonight when the boys leave to make my stamp delivery run.  
I'll make lots of stops along the way to & from.
I'm still cutting card stock for my Christmas card class.
The list doesn't seem to be getting much shorter- but I sure have lots of big piles of card stock.
I'm excited to have so many customers making their Christmas cards again this year!
I am happy that I am helping them out by doing all of their cutting for them.
Several of them are actually coming to our home on Saturday to make their cards!

 Hope you have a great day!!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Gently Falling Leaves

Good morning!!
Here is another card that I'm doing at my November workshops.
I got a card similar to this at Founders from Desiree Spensts.
I just added another layer.
I love it!
It is another form of "triple stamping"!

'Gently Falling' & 'Lacy & Lovely'
cs:  Early Espresso & Very Vanilla
ink:  Early Espresso, Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, More Mustard
supplies:  dimensionals, Basic Pearls, Gold Marker, Champagne Shimmer Mist Alcohol spray

Hope you have a great!!
Happy Stamping!