Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Weekly Deals!!

The little birdie.....

Good morning!
Happy New Years Eve!

Here is a card that I made using one of the sets in the  
A Whole Lots of Love promotion going on through 1/27/14.
The set is called 'Love you More'- # 131850 W= $21.95 or #131853 C= $16.95.

 The cut out bird inspiration came from a swap that I got from Mary Warning.
I loved the way she cut out the bird & popped it up.
 'Love you More'
cs:  Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White
dp:  Polka Dot Parade
ink:  Pool Party, Real Red, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
supplies:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, 
Basic Rhinestones (colored with a red sharpie marker), 
Linen thread, Paper Snips, Banner Punch (SAB), Small Heart punch, Paper Piercing Tool, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, Circle framelits, Banner Framelits (Occasions Catalog), dimensionals, sponge

What a cold day yesterday!
It wasn't a fun time selling hogs in the cold & snow.
I did enjoy Brayden being here though.

Deke & Nathan are going to the Iowa Game tonight.
I'll be staying home alone & hope to get lots of stamping done!

Tonight is the 28th Anniversary of the passing of Deke's little brother Daryn- 
so we don't ever do much celebrating on New Years Eve.
Daryn was such a neat young man & we sure miss him!

Wishing you all a safe & fun New Year Eve.
Happy Stamping!

Monday, December 30, 2013

A Sneak Peek using 'Vivid Vases'

Good morning!
Here is a sneak peek at another awesome Occasions Catalog new stamp set, 
along with some Sale-a-bration Designer Paper & embossing folder too!
Humm......I think all of these will be on many of your 'have to have' lists- huh???

This was a set that I really contemplated about cutting completely apart so I could use each of the vases & the words all separately.
(For those of you that know me well- know I usually do cut sets apart!)
So as of this moment I haven't cut it apart yet except for cutting off the words & mounting them on the end of the block.
Maybe I'll order another 'Vivid Vases' stamp set so I can have one cut apart 
& leave one with all of the vases together!
Check out the designer paper I used on the vases!
This idea came from a swap that I got from Raedean Shibata.
I love it!

'Vivid Vases'
cs:  Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Basic Black, Whisper White
ds:  Sweet Sorbert (Sale-a-bration- available 1/28/14)
ink:  Black Stazon
markers:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Pisachio pudding, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit
supplies:  Big Shot, Decorative Dots embossing folder (Sale-a-bration), Paper Snips, dimensionals 

This is one of the stamp sets I'll be using at my January stamp classes!
Brayden will be here to help me today!
I have LOTS & LOTS to get done.
I have lots of swaps & classes to get ready for.
I am praying I get my Stampin' Studio cleaned right now there is only a path through it & stamp stuff everywhere!
The rest of the week I pray I have good mojo & will be stamping away!

Tonight I'm a farmer, as we'll be selling hogs a day earlier than normal due to New Years Day.
I'm dreading having to work out in the cold, as I use to do it daily & didn't think anything about it- but now am not use to it.
Nathan will be here to help us though, as we will be sorting & loading them all from our outside lots. 

I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

A thank you card!

Good morning! I stuck on this tag & flower punch or what?
Here is another thank you card that I made.
I sent this to those that ordered on line during the Clearance Rack sale.
I hope they were surprised when they got it in the mail.
I am just loving this new tag punch, the Petite Petals flower punch 
& these bright springy colors.

'Petite Petals' & ' Hip Notes'
cs:  Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
dp:  Kaleidoscope
ink:  Bermuda Bay
supplies:  Bermunda Bay Ribbon, Petite Petals punch, Crushed Curry Candy Dots, dimensionals, glue dot, Scalloped Tag punch, Retro Fresh Washi tape

My mom's cousin Debbie Mason passed away & her visitation is this afternoon.
Deke & I are planning to go.
She was only 58 & got sick 2 weeks ago.
She got pneumonia & then they found that she was full of cancer.
It is so sad.
Our hearts are heavy for her immediate family, as she will be greatly.
She was a very special lady.

I hope you have a Sweet Sunday!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Sledding fun at our home today!

Wow.....what fun the boys (big & little) had today in the snow.
Papa hooked up an old car trunk to the back of the Scout & they went sledding.
 Brayden, Nathan, Brody & Drake
Look at them go!
Oh Mr. Snowman....
He even had a Pumpkin Pie cardstock nose....since we only had baby carrots.
And he started out pretty fat this morning & was pretty skinny by the end of the day.

It was so fun to watch them all playing together.
I took a bunch of photos on my camera, but need to get them downloaded sometime & share.
Manda took these photos with her phone & posted them on facebook.

Happy Winter!


Good morning!
Here is a simple card I made using new Occasions Catalog products last night.

 I'm lovin' all of the new products.
Check out these scissors!
How about this new designer paper!
Or what about this new stamp set with the coordinating framelits!
Woo Hoo!
'Starburst Sayings'
cs:  Pacific Point, Whisper White
dp:  High Tide
ink:  Pacific Point
supplies:  Big Shot, Starburst Framelits Die, Fringe Scissors, dimensionals, glue dots

I used this weeks Mojo Monday sketch for my inspiration.

So what do you think?

We had the twins last night & had fun playing with play dough & some of their new toys.
Today the kids are all coming out to go sledding,
so that should be lots of fun!
I am hoping I have time to spend in my Stampin' Studio cleaning it- as right now there is literally just a path to walk through it.
I have LOTS of stamping to do in the next 7 days with New Year cards, Swaps & upcoming classes.
I need to clear off my Holiday Catalog shelf of stamps & put together & put my New Occasions Catalog sets & new products on my shelves.

I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Saturday!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, December 27, 2013

MORE items have been added to the Clearance Rack!

 Check out the Clearance Rack items under the Holiday Blitz!
There have been more new items added!
Woo HOO!

I won't be home until tonight.....but didn't want you to miss out on anything.
Click HERE to go to my online store on my Stampin' Up! website to see the items.


  • under sort by- click on NEW 
  • under show- click on ALL 
This way you will see everything!
You can order on line or email me.
Happy Shopping!


A little cupcake!

Good morning!
Here is a quick card I whipped up last night before I went to bed so that I could share 
some more new products.
Gosh I've been so busy with my other jobs that I haven't had time to even unpack my box of new Occasions Catalog products & actually get to look at it all, little alone play with it yet.
HOPEFULLY on Sunday I'll get to do that.

This is a peek at some upcoming Sale-a-bration products!
Check out the stamp set & embossing folder.
These are both products you can earn for free with a $50 order beginning on January 28th, 2014.
'See Ya Later'
cs:  Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
ink:  Chocolate Chip
supplies:  Big Shot,  Decorative Dots embossing folder, Cupcake Builder punch, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Crystal Effects, dimensionals

I have been at the computer for the last many hours working on farm bookwork.
HOPE I have enough stuff gathered to be able to get things done at our appointment today.
I do love bookkeeping though.....and numbers & forgot how much I do.
Guess that is the reason I loved my job at Crop Productions Services years ago 
as the Administrative Assistant.

I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Here are the Weekly Deals- Dec. 24-30

Lots of thanks!

Good morning!
WOW....we had an awesome Christmas with our families.
I hope you did too!
2013 is coming to an end soon & it seems to have flown by so fast.

This time of year many of us need to be sending out thank you notes for gifts we've received.
So last night I whipped up this cute thank you note using some new products.
 I guess though that the words on this card could be changed & this card could be made 
into a Valentines card or a wedding/anniversary card too.
 'Flowerfull Heart', 'Happy Watercolor' & 'Gorgeous Grunge'
cs:  Real Red, Pink Pirouette & Whisper White
ink:  Real Red & Pink Pirouette
supplies:  Big Shot, Hearts Collection framelits, Basic Pearls, dimensionals

This 'Flowerfull Hearts' single stamp is from the "A Whole lot of Love" promotion.
#134617- Wood only= $9.95
And it only available until January 27th, 2014.

If you look close I think you can see the 'Gorgeous Grunge' that I shadow stamped directly onto the Pink Pirouette as a background texture look.
The words thank you from the set 'Happy Watercolor' are stamped multiple times in Real Red on the Real Red banner.

Today & tomorrow I'll be working at one of my other jobs as the bookkeeper for Wood Farms.
I am frantically gathering & entering farm information into our computer all day/night today, 
as we have our annual farm planning tax appointment tomorrow afternoon.
I pray I have a quiet & uneventful day so that I can get alot accomplished.

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

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The Holiday Catalog ENDS SOON!

Be sure to order before they are GONE on 1/2/14!

You can contact me or order from my online store.

It's that time of year, when Stampin' Up! will soon transition from the
 2013 Holiday Catalog to the 2014 Occasions Catalog.  
Here are some details for you, so you can make decisions on your last 
minute Holiday Catalog wish list:
  • Holiday Catalog ends 1/2/2014
  • Occasions Catalog begins 1/3/2014
View: Click here  to see the Holiday Catalog Carry Over List 
(includes 2012 & 2013)

Here's a list of items that are not being carried over. 
 If any of these are on your wish list - you'll want to get them before they're 
gone on January 2nd, 2014!

 Stamp Sets (in order as they appear in the Holiday Catalog):
  • 'Magnificent Maple'- 131868 wood only
  • 'Harvest of Thanks'- 131736 wood  or 131739 clear
  • 'Truly Grateful'- 131730 wood or 131733 clear
  • 'Halloween Happiness'- 131859 wood only
  • 'Toil & Trouble'- 131724 wood or 131727 claer
  • 'Halloween Hello'- 131718 woos or 131721 clear
  • 'Halloween Bash'- 130577 wood or 130580 clear
  • 'A Banner Joy'- 130252 wood or 130255 clear
  • 'Wishing You'- 131748 wood or 131751 clear
  • 'Joy to the World'- 131796 wood or 131799 clear
  • 'Fun with Christmas'- 132742 wood or 132745 clear
  • Naughty and Nice This and That Rotary Stamp 132278 
  • 'Snow Day'- 131892 wood or 131895 clear
  • 'Calm Christmas'- 132736 wood or 132739 clear
  • 'Be Very Merry'- 132815 wood only
  • 'Merry Little Christmas'- 131826 wood or 131829 clear
  • 'Remembering Christmas'- 131760 wood or c13176 clear
  • 'Special Season' - 131766 wood or 131769 clear
  • 'Santa’s List'- 131808 wood or 131811 clear
  • 'Color Me Christmas'- 131742 wood or 131745 clear
  • 'O Holy Night'- 131832 wood or 131835 clear
  • 'Best New Year'- 132609 wood or 132612 clear
  • 'Wonderful Wreaths'- 132748 wood only
  • 'Love & Joy'- 131865 wood only
  • 'Morning Post Numbers'-131841 clear only
Big Shot Accessories
  • 132174 - Stylish Stripes embossing folder
  • 132175 - Pretty Print embossing folder
  • 132171 - Expressions Thinlits Dies
  • 129977 - Gift Bow Bigz L Die
Additional items that don't generally carryover are Designer Series Paper and Ribbon/Accessories
and the banner kit, frosted finished, clips, kits, etc.
However - the popular silver and burlap ribbons will still be available!!

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!

Wishing you a day filled with lots of love as we reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.
"Always remember the reason for the season."
Many blessing to you all on this special day!!

Trying to get pictures is kind of comical....but here are some we got.

Deke, Brody, Me, Drake & Brayden

Brody, Steve, Manda & Drake

Nathan & Brayden

 Drake, Brayden & Brody

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A gift card holder

Good morning!
Happy Christmas Eve to you all!

Here is another STYC project that I don't think I ever posted.

(I got a card similar to this in a swap, but I'm so sorry- 
I don't remember who the original creator of it was.)
This is a really cool gift card holder made with the Pop N Cuts die. 
Notice how the card is open up above, scored & the bottom folded up, 
making a pocket to insert a gift card or cash.
Here is the front view of it with the card closed.
The little deer punch out is popped up with a dimensional so that is holds down the flap.

'Very Merry Tags'
cs:  Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White
dp:  Season Of Style Paper Stack
ink:  Baked Brown Sugar
supplies:  Gumball Green ribbon, 1 3/4" Circle punch, dimensionals, glue dot, 
Big Shot, Pop N Cuts die

Yesterday I ran errands, finished my shopping in Sigourney, got groceries 
& wrapped all of our presents.
And I worked on calendars for Christmas gifts.

Plus- I had to Nathan brought his presents 
& wrapping paper out for me to wrap for him too.
He bought some really pretty green & red wrapping paper- but it had LOTS of GLITTER on it!
Of all much crap as he gives to me about glitter all over our house all of the time,
 for him to buy paper with glitter on it I couldn't believe it!
It is very pretty though!

Nathan & Brayden ate supper with us last night.
And then I cut Deke's hair while the guys enjoyed laughing, 
watching episodes of 'Home Alone".

Brayden ended up talking his dad into letting him stay all night.
But Nathan will be here bright & early this morning to help me 
start cooking supper for our Christmas here tonight.
 We will open gifts, eat supper & then go to mass together.
 Tomorrow we'll spend the day with my side of the family at my 
sister/brother-in-law Beckie & Dan's home.
It is going to be a such a fun Christmas this year, 
as the boys are all so excited about everything!!

I hope to find some time today to work on calendars some more too- 
as I have about 14 of them that I need to give tomorrow as Christmas gifts 
to those on my side of the family.
They might just get a 6 month calendar until I have time to finish up the rest of them.
We'll see how much I can get done!

I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!
Happy Stamping!

Many Blessings-

Monday, December 23, 2013

My December Calendar page.....

Good morning!
Here is my December calendar page.
I love all of them.......and am not sure which is my favorite.
I know that many people will be getting these for gifts from many of my customers!
I just wish I had all of the ones done that I have cut to give as gifts to my family & co-workers.
'Christmas Collectibles' & 'Wishing You'
cs:  Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler & Whisper White
ink:  Cherry Cobbler & Gumball Green
supplies:  Big Shot, Stylish Stripes Embossing folder, Christmas Collectibles ornament punch, 1/8" Silver ribbon, dimesnionals

One more day.......until we have Christmas here with our kids!
I still have LOTS & LOTS to do!

I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Here is my November calendar page.....

Good morning!
Here is my November calendar page.
I love how so many of the "Best of Anniversary" sets coordinate with the punches!
This tree worked perfect on this page!
 'Best of Autumn'
cs:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
ink:  Early Espresso
markers:  Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Old Olive
supplies:  1 3/4" Circle Punch, Sponge, Dimensionals

WOW- it is a winter wonderland out there.
We have piles of snow.
The boys were excited to see it when they got up this morning!
We had a fun time with them last night & this morning.
They will soon be heading home & G'ma will be heading to her Stampin' Studio.
I have all of my Christmas cards to make & lots of gifts to get done in the next 2 days. 
I hope you have a SUPER Sunday!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

My October calendar page......

Good morning!
Here is my October calendar page!
Love this little haunted house from the 25th Anniversary 'Best of Halloween' set.
Did you notice the background?
'Best of Halloween' & 'Off the Grid'
cs:  Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry & Whisper White
ink:  Black Stazon
marker:  Crushed Curry
supplies:  sponge, Modern Label punch, 1 3/4" Circle punch, dimensionals

It was nice visiting with old friends at Kroph's Granny's visitation last night.
 We then went to Taco Bells' for supper & ran into more old friends (Mike, Cammie & Steph),
 so enjoyed eating supper & visiting with them there.
 We did get most of our Christmas shopping done for the boys last night too.
So it was a successful night out!

Manda & Steve are going shopping today & celebrating their anniversary, 
so the twins will be with us all day/night today.
Grandma is going to be busy!

I had to laugh yesterday there is a present under our tree from my friend Teri.....
and Brody picked it up & wanted to know if he could open his present. 
(I assume he wanted to because he had gotten to unwrap his present from Santa the night before.)
I told him that it was mine & I had to wait until Christmas to open it & he put it back.
It was just cute!
The boys will all have alot of fun on Christmas day this year opening gifts.

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

Friday, December 20, 2013

My September Calendar page.....

Good morning!
Here is my September calendar page.
Love the simplicity of it with the colorful butterflies along the edge.
And of course you can't miss the texture added to the background of 
the page using 'Gorgeous Grunge'.
It is bright & cheery!

'Gorgeous Grunge' & 'Happy Day'
 cs:  Raspberry Ripple, Basic Black, Perfect Plum, Old Olive, Island Indigo
ink: Raspberry Ripple & Black Stazon
supplies:  Bitty Butterfly punch, Basic Rhinestones, dimensionals

What a fun time it was to see the boys with Santa last night.
We then all had supper to celebrate Manda & Steve's 5th anniversary!
 Manda & I made Christmas gifts for her co-workers while the boys played with their new toys.
Even Brayden's mom was here & visited for quite awhile with us.
Love it when our family is all here together!!

Tonight we have visitation of our friend Jeff Kropf's grandmother.
And hope since we'll be going to Ottumwa for that, maybe Deke & I can Christmas shop too.
I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Santa stopped by last night to see the boys!!

This was so awesome!
The boys were so excited!!
Brody wasn't shy at all.
Drake had reservations, but eventually warmed up.
Brayden just visited with him like they were old friends!
It was priceless! 

Another Sneak Peek.......on my August calendar.

Good morning!
Here is my August calendar page.
Check out this new stamp set!
I do love it!
It is a new Sale-a-bration stamp set & embossing folder too!
'Petal Parade' (Sale-a-bration choice) & 'A Dozen Thoughts'
 cs:  Summer Starfruit, Early Espresso & Whisper White
ink:  Early Espresso
supplies:  Paper Snips, Big Shot, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (Sale-a-bration choice), 
1/2" Circle punch, dimensionals, glue dot, 1 3/8' Circle punch, 
1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch

Don't you like the extra points on this Early Espresso circle?
I did it all with just the Scallop Circle punch, by punching it again.
Pretty cute huh how it goes with the outline of the stamp set isn't it.

I made a stamp delivery run to Iowa City last night & tried to 
do a little shopping.
I got each of the 3 boys one gift- but didn't find anything else.
Oh my gosh- I still have TONS of Christmas shopping yet to do.
And when am I going to be able to do that??
Christmas is going to be here & I'm not going to be ready. 
There just isn't enough hours in the day.

Tonight all of the kids are coming here for supper to celebrate 
Manda & Steve's 5th Anniversary.
And a little birdie told me that Santa is going to stop by to see us~
I can't wait to see the looks of surprise!
I hope we can get some cute photos to share.
Many wishes for a SPECIAL Thursday!Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

My July calendar page......with some more sneak peeks!

Good morning!
Here is my July calendar page which has some more sneak peeks on it.
I must admit- that this is probably one of my favorite months out of all for this calendar.

Manda helped me with this layout & the June one too.
 I gave her the colors & stamp sets & she came up with the layouts.
I was glad she came to stamp with me as I miss her being my assistant.
We think alot alike when creating & she can cut card stock almost as fast as I can.
But she just doesn't have the time any more to do much stamping....she will again someday.
 Don't you just love this new stamp set & coordinating punch?
Woo Hoo!
Yep- we now have a little banner punch.
And this stamp set has 7 different banner images that go with it.
It is so cool & I think it will be a favorite of many during Sale-a-bration!
Yes- this stamp set 'Banner Blast' & coordinating Banner punch are both items that you can 
earn for FREE during Sale-a-bration!
Sale-a-bration runs from January 28th through March 31st, 2014!
My calendar is already getting full with hostesses wanting parties during this time.
It is my favorite time of the year- as I love free products just as much as you do!

'Banner Blast', 'Simply Star' & 'Seasonal Sayings'
cs:  Night of Navy, Real Red & Whisper White
ink:  Night of Navy
supplies:  Banner punch, Merry Mini's punch pack (carry over list), dimensionals

Note:  The 'Simply Stars' big star is shadow stamped in the background on the main calendar page.

Yesterday I got the twins hair cut.....boy what a challenge!
We had a cold, late night selling hogs last night.

Tonight I'm on my delivery run & was hoping to get Deke to come along so we could buy some Christmas gifts- but that isn't going to happen, as he has so much going
 on this week with work & the farm.
So I'm going to look for a few things for the boys & then hope he has time next week to go with me.
As I haven't bought anything yet for Christmas gifts & I'm running out of time since 
Christmas is only 1 week away.

I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Check out these New Photoplymer Stamp sets!!

This weeks deals.....

Here is my June calendar page......

Good morning!
Here is my June calendar page.
I thought it was fitting to do a masculine theme with Father's Day being in June.
 'Open Sea' & 'Wetlands'
cs:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Marina Mist
ink:  Marina Mist, Crumb Cake
supplies:  Natural Twine, Sponge, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle punches, Ticket Duo punch, dimensionals

I only got Steve's hair cut last will try to fit the others in sometime yet this week.

Right before Steve & Manda got here after work yesterday Brody pulled over the coat rack, (that sits right inside our family room door) & it hit Drake on the top of his head & cut it open.
There was blood everywhere- but the cut isn't near as bad as I thought it would be.
Poor little guy....he didn't cry too bad, but didn't want me to touch it or look at it either.
I'm thankful it wasn't bad enough that we needed to go to the Dr. for stitches.

Nathan & Brayden were here after school & for supper, so enjoyed that.

Deke's Uncle Joe is coming today to help Deke get our lagoons pumped.
And then tonight we sell hogs so I'll be going out to help Deke sort & load them.

I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, December 16, 2013

My May Calendar Page......with sneak peeks at some new Ocassions Catalog products!

Good morning!
What a crazy, busy week I had with 7 calendar classes all in the past 8 days.
I had many stampers came to make calendars with me for Christmas gifts.
I think that they turned out super cute & am so glad that so many joined me to make them.
I know I'm one very tired gal today....
And am hoping to be able to get alittle sleep sometime this week.
What do you think of this new little flower stamp set & coordinating punch?
Check out the stems......they are actually one of the stamps from the 
December "25 Year Anniversary" set- 'Best of Sale-a-bration'.
And then I just punched out these little petal flowers to put over the stamped stem/flower image.
(I will update this with the supply list sometime soon.)

We are starting off with another busy week.....
My boys will be here soon.
Then tonight 'Susie's Hair Hut' is open to do all of the guys hair cut.

I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!
Happy Stamping!