Pages

Friday, May 31, 2013

THE NEW CATALOG STARTS NOW!

 Ordering is now LIVE! 
YIPEE!!!
Don't forget, you can shop from all three catalogs until midnight tonight: 
both incoming and outgoing Idea Books and the Spring Catalog. 
HAVE FUN, and be sure to let me know if you have any questions!



Woo HOO!  
You can officially order new products from the 
Stampin' Up! 2013-2014 Annual Catalog starting at 
1:00 p.m (Central Time Zone) today (5/31).  
I have my order ready!  
How about you?  
 Click the catalog links above to view the new catalog.
I hope to see many of you in the next 10 days at my New Catalog Open Houses!
You won't want to miss joining me!
Happy Shopping!
Hugs!
SUSIE

Grab Your Greetings Promotion from Stampin' Up!

Sale: 25 percent off three of our greeting sets!
No limits and get them on any order type (workshop, customer, demonstrator, or online).
Dates: May 31-June 30, 2013

Sale Price Retail Price Description Item
$17.96 $23.95 Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set 132070
$13.46 $17.95 Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set 126707
$14.96 $19.95 Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set 132085
$11.21 $14.95 Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set 126457
$21.71 $28.95 Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set 128706
$15.71 $20.95 Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set 122497

Check out the sneak peek card using 'Wildflower Meadow'

Good morning!
Here is a quick post.
I have the whole day off of work today to devote to getting ready to for my 
Open Houses I have this weekend. 
I have some fun things planned & can't wait to share with everyone!

This is a tile technique card that I did as one of my shoe box swaps for my downline meeting a couple of weeks ago.
Notice the clay button!
I colored it with ink refill drops & an aqua painter.
I love our new clay!!
'Wildflower Meadow' & 'Banner Greetings'
cs:  Crisp Cantalope, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White
ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantalope
supplies:  Simply Scored Tool, sponge, Basic Pearls, Clay, Buttons & Blossoms Clay Mold, Paper Snips, Linen Thread, Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, dimensionals

We had a FUN day with all of our boys (& Manda) on the farm yesterday.
 We got new baby piggies in!
Love our little guys!
Their highlight was taking turns riding in the skid loader with Papa hauling baby piggies.
Photo: Papa's helpers this morning!!
More rain!
Rain, Rain- GO AWAY!!
And it is predicted to rain every day for the next week!
We don't need it.....praying for sunshine & warmer temps so that the corn grows & everyone that hasn't gotten their beans planted yet can do so.
We need a good crop this year.
I hope you have a FUN Friday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs!
SUSIE

Thursday, May 30, 2013

It is a christmas sneak peek today!

Good morning!
Here is an adorable Christmas card!
This was my swap for my downline meeting a couple of weeks ago.
I just think that it is stunning!
Can you believe how cool it is that this stamp set coordinated with the punch & makes cool ornaments!
Yep- this is the new 'Mosaic Madness' stamp set!
And check out the cool coordinating punch & embossing folder that go with it!
 'Mosaic Madness' & 'Sweet Essentials'
cs:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
ink:  Cherry Cobbler
supplies:  Big Shot, Modern Mosaic embossing folder, Paper Snips, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Basic Rhinestones, Crumb Cake 3/8" Taffetta Ribbon, dimensionals, glue dots

Another busy day again on the farm.
We get more baby piggies delivered.
Brayden is spending the day with us, as usually he has pre-school on Tuesday & Thursdays- so this will be the first time since last summer that he has been here when the piggies arrive.
He will have a blast & I'm sure he is super excited!
Manda & the twins are coming out too.
Then they are staying, as she has an appointment later.
So we are going to have a fun & busy day!

I hope you have a wonderful Thursday!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs!
SUSIE

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Happy Birthday to you using the set 'Label Love'!

Good morning!
Here is another simple card I made.
I really like the layout of it!
The layout is similar to the Washi Tape card I did the other day.
'Label Love'
cs:  So Saffron, Basic Gray, Whisper White
ink:  Basic Gray
supplies:  dimensionals, glue dots, white taffetta ribbon

Hope everyone is keeping above water.
Oh my gosh.....last year we had the drought & were praying for rain.
Now we are flooding everywhere. 
Races tonight cancelled- so that gives me another night to be home, but might run to Osky anyways tonight, as need to get groceries for Open Houses & deposit my hog check.
 
Happy Hump Day!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs!
SUSIE

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Thinking of you today with a sneak peek of the 'Kind & Cozy' stamp set!

Hello!!
I love playing with NEW products!
I am like a kid in a candy store when it comes to getting my hands on 
new Stampin' Up! products. 

What do you think of this card?
It is bright & cheery!
The new set is called 'Kind & Cozy'.
And yep......you've seen other samples of it that were on the hospitality display board.
This is one of the cards that I did as a swap for my downline meeting a couple of weeks ago.

Check out the cool Daffodil flower here.
It is made with the new clay & mold.
And all I can say is that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!
And if you are coming to stamp with me at my Open Houses you'll be getting to play with & make your own flower out of our new clay!
 'Kind & Cozy'
cs:  Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Gingham Garden Designer Paper
ink:  Night of Navy & Melon Mambo
markers:  Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo & Daffodil Delight
supplies:  Big Shot, Tasteful Trim Die, Simply Pressed Clay, Buttons & Blossoms Clay Mold, Embossing Buddy, 2 1/2" Circle punch, dimensionals, glue dots, White Organdy ribbon

Yesterday I spent the majority of the day/night in my stamp studio.
I did alot of sorting & organizing (I have a long ways to go yet).
And I made 2 super cute cards that I think I'll be using at my upcoming Open Houses this weekend.

Manda & the twins did go with me late in the afternoon to the cemeteries to put flowers on 
family & special friends graves.
 
Today will be a busy day, as baby piggies get here early this morning!
The twins are going to be so excited!
Let the farm fun begin for us!
 Then tonight we sell hogs.
So I'll be spending alot of time helping Deke & being a farmer today.

Ok...I've been working on a couple of swaps that I have to get mailed today.....they are all done & ready to be mailed now......so I'd better get to bed & get a few hours of sleep 
before the alarm goes off & the twins are here.

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

Monday, May 27, 2013

Another sneak peek at 'Label Love'

HI!
Happy Memorial Day!
Here is another cute card that shows lots of new products.
Check out not only the new stamp set, but also the punch & the This & That Washi Tape.
'Label Love'
cs:  Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
ink:  Basic Gray
supplies:  This & That Washi Tape, Calypso Coral Baker's Twine, Artisan Label punch, dimesionals, glue dot

We enjoyed getting to see several family members at graduation parties yesterday in Central City & Lone Tree for Mikayla & Maggie.
My mom went with Deke & I, so we enjoyed getting to visit & spend time with her too.

We've had TONS of rain!
Gosh- we went from one extreme to the other- from a drought to being too soaking wet!
We haven't checked the rain gauge since yesterday morning, but had over 4 1/2" at that time in the past 24 hours.
I'm sure it is well over 5" now.
Rain, Rain, go away!  
Come back another day!

We will make our cemetery run around Keokuk County to put flowers on our loved ones stones later today.
And then we plan to be home the rest of the day to get things ready on the farm for our new baby piggies to arrive tomorrow morning.
I also have LOTS of preparing to do for my Open Houses I have this coming Saturday & Sunday too!
Nathan is suppose to race this afternoon/evening, but assume with all of the rain it will be postponed.
WOW- It is the beginning to an extremely busy week here! 

I hope you have a MARVELOUS MONDAY!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs!
SUSIE

Happy Memorial Day!
In memory & honor for all our family, friends & everyone that has served.
Thank you!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

A sneak peek with a new set called- 'Label Love'

Good morning!
Here is a sweet baby card.
I think that this new set is really cute.
Be sure to check out these new colors too!
 And what about the new punch!
Did you notice how the set coordinates with the new scallop circle punches.
'Label Love'
cs:  Strawberry Slush, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
2013-2015 In Color Designer Paper (Strawberry Slush)
ink:  Smoky Slate
supplies:  Artisan Label punch, 7/8" Scallop Circle punch, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle punch, dimenstionals, glue dot, 5/8" White Organza ribbon

Yesterday I ran errands all morning.
Then I stamped all afternoon.
I finally got caught up on birthday cards!

Today we will be headed out to graduation parties!

I hope you enjoy your day & a SUPER Sunday!
Happy Stamping!
HUGS!
SUSIE

Saturday, May 25, 2013

A cute Gingham Garden Washi Tape card......

Good morning!
Here is another card created by Stampin' Up!
It was on the display board in the hospitality room.
Lovin' the new Gingham Garden Washi tape!
This is a clean & simple card!

Busy day today!
Off to the bank this morning & running other errands.
Then home to work on stampin' stuff the whole day!
Since it is raining it will be a good day to stay inside.

I had a fun day with my boys yesterday!
Aren't they 3 cuties!

Have a SUPERB Saturday!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs!
SUSIE

Friday, May 24, 2013

'Wildflower Meadow' Sneak Peek!!

HI!
Here is another card that was created by someone at Stampin Up!
It was on our hospitality room display board.
Don't you just love it!
This will be one of the sets we'll be using at my New Catalog Open Houses next week too!

 'Wildflower Meadow' & 'Oh, Hello'
cs:  Warmed Brown Sugar, Whisper White
ink:  Whisper White, Island Indigo
supplies:  Big Shot, Wildflower Meadow embossing folder, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Basic Pearls, dimensionals, Paper Snips

I can't believe it is Friday already.
This week just flew by.
I'm going to enjoy my day with my boys!
Nathan races tonight, but I don't think I'm going to be able to go.
I have so much that I need to get done before my Open Houses next weekend.
 
I hope you have a FANTASTIC Friday!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs!
SUSIE

Thursday, May 23, 2013

It is my 12th Anniversary as a demonstartor & I'm celebrating!!!! Won't you join me!

12 year anniversary-001
(Image above made with MDS & CASED from demonstrator Jodi Reinert!)

The current Catalog & Spring Catalog are soon ending!  Be sure you order everything you want on the retiring list before it is gone! When you place an order with me between May 24-28 by emailing me or ordering it through my website www.susiewood.stampinup.net & entering Hostess Code:  W9PA7T4K you will be entered to a drawing to win hostess benefits!

Click to View Stampin' Up Retiring Stamps List:
http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/lastChance/2013%20NA%20Retired%20List/Retired_List_stamps_en-US.pdf

Click to View Stampin' Up! Retiring Accessories:

 http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/lastChance/2013%20NA%20Retired%20List/Availability_en-US.pdf

Look for this at the bottom of the ordering screen.
Screen Shot 2013-03-23 at 3.52.13 PM
 Everyone that orders directly with me or on line using the above hostess code will get a chance to earn hostess benefits!
To order on line click here www.susiewood.stampinup.net  or you can email me your order!

EVERYONE who places an order of ANY amount during my Anniversary Party will receive a hand-stamped card from me that features new products from the upcoming new catalog!


Thank you for allowing me to share my love of stamping with each of you 
over the past 12 years!
I look forward to continuing to share with each of you!
Happy Stamping!
HUGS!
SUSIE

Here is another sneak peek made with the new set- 'Kind & Cozy'!


Kind & cosy f
Good morning!
Here is a cute scrapbook page that was created by someone at Stampin' Up!
It too was on our display board in the hospitality room.
It is very cute!
It shows the gingham circle & heart stamps that are also in this set.
Plus check out the new designer paper & coordinating Washi tape.

Busy day yesterday!
Enjoyed spending the morning visiting my mom & Aunt Virginia.
Then we raced last night & got home late.
It was COLD!
Nathan was fast & looked really good!
He is leading the points, so has to start in the 10th position & has to carefully work his way to the front through the pack.
He finished 4th.
 The twins spend the night with us, as it seemed foolish not to have them stay when they have to be back out here early this morning.

I have several cards that I've created using new products that I could pre-order from the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog.
I hope to get photos of them taken tonight & them downloaded to post- so be sure to stop back by tomorrow for more sneak peeks!

I hope you have an awesome day!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs!
SUSIE

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Here is another 'Kind & Cozy' sneak peek!

Kind & cosy fiji 3 
 Good morning!
Here is another New Catalog sneak peek!
This card was made by someone at Stampin' Up!
It was on the display board in our hospitality room.
This tea cup is one of the other stamps in the new set 'Kind & Cozy'.
Do you notice the new Gingham Garden Washi Tape too!
It is pretty cool!
And isn't the line around the outside edge cute that they created with the Simply Scored Tool?

The 'Kind & Cozy' stamp set is one that I'll be using at my upcoming 
New Catalog Open Houses!
Yipee! 

'Kind & Cozy'
cs:  Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Paper (Spring Catalog- pg. 28)
ink:  Melon Mambo & Pear Pizzazz (returning In Color)
supplies:  Simply Scored Tool, Gingham Garden Washi Tape, dimensionals, paper snips, 

It was a late night selling hogs & moving pigs last night.
Deke will be gone all day for meetings today, so the twins & I are going to visit my mom 
& run some errands.
Tonight we race at the Southern' Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa.
I hope that Nathan has good luck! 
The twins get here early this morning, as Manda has a meeting before school.

Wishing you a WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs!
SUSIE


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Doing the Faux Tile technique with- 'The Open Sea' stamp set!

HI!
Here is a cool card that I did at my May workshops.
Guy cards are sometimes hard to create.
But isn't this an awesome one!
 I did the faux tile technique on it.
 'The Open Sea' & 'Made of You'
cs:  Midnight Muse, Sahara Sand, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla
ink:  Midnight Muse & Marina Mist
supplies:  Paper Snips, Linen Thread, Scoring Tool, Sponge, 1/8" Circle Punch, dimensionals

WOW- what a busy day yesterday!
The storm on Sunday night did some damage on the farm- but we are lucky compared to many, so really not complaining.
We had TONS of sticks & some tree limbs down- but got them all picked up & the yard is mowed & looks so nice; a power pole on the back of the farm fell- so the generator thankfully kept us with power to the hogs until our electrical company could get here; the generator had lightening damage to it, so wouldn't shut off- we are still waiting on the repair company to come fix it, so is shut off now manually; our Direct TV got damaged with the wind & lightening- but the repair guy was here to fix it.

So the twins were outside alot & enjoyed playing in the mud puddles.
Oh my GOSH!
IT was too cute!  
I wish I would have gotten a picture of them with the mud all over them.
Thankfully they had old shoes on & I washed their clothes right away.

Then last night I had to help Deke get some pigs sorted & moved, so it was a late night outside.
It will be another late night again tonight on the farm, as we sell hogs.

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

Monday, May 20, 2013

More 'Summer Silhouettes'

Good morning!
Here is a card using the set 'Summer Silhouettes' that everyone joining me at my May workshops will be making!

Yesterday Deb & Janiece had an AWESOME stampin' party!!!
It was just a very nice day & I enjoyed it so much.
I think everyone did!
Great company & lots of stamping- what could be better?
 Isn't this card pretty with the white craft ink pad used on the flowers?

WOW- we had a big storm last night.
Terrible wind!
All of our toys are gone from our front porch.
I tried to get some of them picked up & found in the dark/rain before I went to bed.
Off now to go hunting again & hoping they are stuck in the ditch across the street.
Hoping we still have doors on our machine shed & no damage done to anything on the farm too.
I LOVE the rain, thunder & lightening- but just don't want it to do any damage in the process.
Good thing it wasn't an August storm- as we wouldn't have any corn still standing in the fields with all of the wind we had last night.

I am just going to chill with the twins today.
I have been going 100 mph with stamp classes the past 2 days & getting ready for them.
I haven't had much sleep.
This energizer bunny is winding down & pretty slow today.
Tonight I'll be a farmer- as Deke is getting ready for new baby piggies to come next week & we have lots to do.
He has meetings every day this week (on Thursday he has 3 meetings), so I'll help him as much as I can in the evenings too.

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

Sunday, May 19, 2013

A vellum Manhattan Rose card

Good morning!
Here is a quick post........

NOTE:  This Manhattan Rose Embossing Folder is RETIRING on 05/31!

I had a great team meeting yesterday with my group of downline 
(ladies that signed up to be a demonstrator under me).
I always enjoy the time we spend together sharing!
Two of the ladies came from Ohio & Nebraska to attend! 
Today I'm off to Janiece & Deb's workshops!
I still have some card stock I need to get cut & pack everything up.
They have lots of friends joining us & I can't wait to see everyone & share!
I'm EXCITED & know they are going to love the projects.
 This is one of the beautiful cards we'll be making at all of my May workshops!
Yep- we are making this one today!

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

Saturday, May 18, 2013

We have a BUSY weekend with lots to celebrate!

HELLO!
Here is an awesome card that my friend Frenchie shared with us at our share time in Fiji.
She did the waxed paper resist on the background.
Isn't it awesome!
I love this 'By the Tide' stamp set!
I learned to do this technique years ago & haven't even thought about it.
I'll have to see about creating something doing it sometime soon.

 Here is a picture of my little man (Brayden) at his pre-school graduation last night.
We are so proud of him!
I can't believe he is so old & ready to start kindergarten in August.
It was a fun celebration!
I just love him to pieces.
His smile is priceless!
 
I have a big downline meeting today with my group & adoptees.
I can't wait to see everyone & share!
Several of them are even coming from other states to join us!
YIPEE!
 
BUT- I still have LOTS of stamping to do before our meeting in a few hours!
I won't be getting any sleep between now & then.
We just got home from the races.
(Nathan did good- got 2nd in heat & 3rd in main.)
So- I'm off to make a pot of coffee & head to my stamp studio & start creating.

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

Friday, May 17, 2013

Here is a Sneak Peek at a new stamp!

HI!
This is a Sneak Peek of a card that I took a picture of on a display board & created by someone working at Stampin' Up!
What do you think of this set?
It is called 'Wildflower Meadow'. 
Did you notice it & do you like the yellow Gingham strip along the top?
That is new Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape.
Aren't you excited to see the New Catalog?
You are going to LOVE IT!

We have a VERY BUSY weekend is ahead of us.
By the time Sunday night rolls around I'm going to crash!
Tonight Brayden graduates from Pre-School.
I can't believe he is this old!!
What a special occasion!
AND then we're off to the races in Columbus Junction to cheer on Nathan.
Then Saturday I have an all day downline meeting with my gals & lots of adoptee's.
Plus I am on the committee for church to help with funeral dinners, so I have to make a pan of bars & deliver to the church for a funeral.
And then on Sunday I have a BIG workshop in Hiawatha!
And am excited to see the ladies there & share!
We also have a few graduation parties we got invited too. 
(But don't know if we'll make it to any of them or not.)
SO- I have LOTS of planning, stamping & cutting to do in the next 26 hours!
I probably won't get to go to bed tonight.
I am praying that I have good mojo & everything just clicks!
(Drake, Brody & Brayden)
Here is a picture of our 3 boys taken earlier this week. 
They sure love each other!
They have been enjoying the beautiful weather & LOVE playing outside.

I hope you have a Fabulous Friday!
Happy Stamping!
HUGS!
SUSIE

Thursday, May 16, 2013

CARRY OVER STAMP SETS

WooHOO!!  This is great news!!  

With the release of the retired list, some of you may be wondering which Christmas stamps will still be available. 

  • Evergreen Stamp Set (available in French)
  • Greetings of the Season Stamp Set (available in French)
  • Jewish Celebrations Stamp Set
  • More Merry Messages Stamp Set (available in French)
  • Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set
  • Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set (available in French and Spanish)
These sets will still be available during the 2013-2014 catalog year. They will not be featured in the catalog, but will be available in the Online Store and at workshops or stamp classes.

'Best of Flowers'- I LOVE this daisy!

Good morning!
Here is a match box card that we did at my April workshops!
I love this daisy stamp!
I LOVE how it coordinates with the 1 1/4" Scallop Circle punch.
 Adding the Crystal Effects to the center of the flowers was a big hit!
I will update this post with a supply list sometime for you!

We got home late last night from the races.
They boys were really good all night!
We had several family members & friends that came to join us for the evening!
It was a beautiful night out!!
I am glad that Manda & twins, Brayden, my mom, sister Julie, niece Mattie, 3 of Mattie's friends, Jenny, Mark, Uncle Jerry & Aunt Kathy, Beth & all of their 4 boys, the Christner family & several Pekin area friends of Nathan's were all there.
He started last in his heat & got 3rd place, making the invert for the main.
He started 12th in the main (as he is the current point leader so has to start in the last invert position) & finished 2nd over all.
I wish we could have had a caution- as Nathan looked great!

We have a super BUSY day here today!
Brayden spent the day & night with us yesterday so that he could go to the races with us.
So the boys had fun playing outside & enjoying the beautiful weather.
So I will have to get him up & ready for pre-school this morning& take him home to his dads.
Then I'm picking up the twins at their house (since I'm already in town).
And we'll head home to eat breakfast & head back out for a play date!
We are meeting my friend MaryLee & her grand-daughter Jayde to go on a walk & play in the park this morning.

Then tonight I'm on my stamp run to my Iowa City gals!
And looking forward to seeing many of them.

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

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

LOOK!

image description 
Look at all of the 'My Paper Pumpkin' kits that were being shipped today from our Stampin' Up! Distribution Center.
I can't wait until mine gets here.

 Everyone Needs a Creative Escape.  'My Paper Pumpkin' is an escape that comes in the mail so that you can get creative on YOUR schedule.

Join My Paper Pumpkin by the 10th of the month  for yours to ship.
*A surprise every month that includes all supplies EXCEPT adhesive to make something fun
*No Obligation
*Flexibility – try it just one month, skip a month or two, order more than 1 subscription to enjoy with friends

SUBSCRIBE TODAY – Don’t forget to SELECT me SUSIE WOOD as your demonstrator.
*
It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program by visiting www.mypaperpumpkin.com and click Get it. Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!

Each month Stampin' Up! will send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, d├ęcor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
They will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.
You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, they'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!)
There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.

Here's How You Order-
Sign up for your monthly Paper Pumpkin visiting www.mypaperpumpkin.com and click Get it.
 
 The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!
If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me.
Happy Stamping!
SUSIE

A beautiful 'Swallowtail' butterfly!

Hello!
Here is another beautiful card we did at STYC.
I love this 'Swallowtail' butterfly.

  • I stamped it onto the Creped Filter Paper on pg. 6 in the Spring Catalog using Black Stazon ink. 
  •  I turned the butterfly over & using an aqua painter I colored it using the ink I picked up off of the lid- which I created by squishing a closed ink pad. 
  •  Using my Paper Snips I cut it out.
'Swallowtail' & 'Loving Thoughts'
cs:  Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Whisper White
Crepe Filter Paper
ink:  Black Stazon, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Elegant Eggplant, Bashful Blue
supplies:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Paper Snips, Aqua Painter, dimensionals
Last night was a late night of selling hogs.
This heat is hard on the hogs.
I pray that they all made it safely!
We've had the worst spring.
It is either cold, wet or hot & not much in between.
We are off to the races tonight to cheer on Nathan & the 52 Wood Racing Team.
I think that several of our family members are going to be joining us there as we have $2.00 off coupons for tonight's races.
If you want to join us & would like a coupon- let me know!
I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
Happy Stamping!
HUGS!
SUSIE

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A bow tie- for dad!

Good morning!
Here is a card that I made quite some time ago & have never shared yet.
This makes a cute Father's Day card doesn't it?

'Best Dad Ever' - RETIRING
'Dapper Dad'- Spring Catalog- not being carried over
'Beyond Plaid'- Spring Catalog- not being carried over
cs:  Marina Mist, Basic Gray & Whisper White
ink:  Basic Gray
supplies:  Big Shot, Houndstooth embossing folder, Scissor Snips, dimensionals

Hoping to get the flowers planted here & at Manda's today that we bought last weekend, before they all die.
Then sell 2 loads of hogs tonight- so it will be a late night on the farm.

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

Monday, May 13, 2013

Oh- Happy Day!

Oh- Happy Day!
Here is one of the cards we did at my April workshops.
 'Make A Wish' & 'Ciao, Baby'
cs:  River Rock, Not Quite Navy, Rose Red, Whisper White
ink:  River Rock, Not Quite Navy, Rose Red
supplies:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Perfect Pennants Bigz L die, Petite Curly Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Sponge Daubers, dimensionals

What do you think of the background that we made using the sponge daubers?
Looks cute huh!

We enjoyed a busy day yesterday with our families.
We went to Deke's sister Darci & Maria's for lunch with his mom, dad, Doug & Chris.
Then home to chore & off again to Manda & Steve's home to grill out with their family, Nathan, Brayden, plus Mark, Becky & Matt Seeley.

Today will be a fun way to start out my week with all 3 of my boys here!
Deke has meetings all day & one tonight too- so bummed he won't be around all day.
I am hoping the weather is nice & we can be outside to play.
 I have a bunch of flowers I need to get planted, so hoping I can get some of them done.

I hope you have a MAGNIFICENT Monday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs!
SUSIE

Sunday, May 12, 2013

A pretty 'Secret Garden' card

Good morning!
Happy Mother's Day to all of you!
Hope you have a very special day!

Here is the card that I gave you a peek at a couple of weeks ago.
This is a card that I'll be doing at my May workshops.
 'Secret Garden' & 'Feel Goods'
cs:  Certainly Celery, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Vellum card stock
Wisteria Wonder Designer Paper
ink:  Black Stazon, Elegant Eggplant
supplies:  Big Shot, Fancy Fan Embossing folder, Oval Framelits, Secret Garden farmelits, Basic pearls, dimensionals

We are headed to Deke's sisters to have a celebration with is family today.
Then home to chore & off to the Seeley family's home for supper with our kids.

Many BLESSINGS to you on the special day as we celebrate all moms out there.
Happy Stamping!
Hugs!
SUSIE

Saturday, May 11, 2013

'By The Tide'

 Hello!
Here is a great guy card.
Gosh.....I love this stamp set & have used it alot!
And I'm even more excited as currently this stamp set is in the Spring Catalog.
BUT it is going to be in the new/upcoming catalog, so it'll be around longer now!
I'll update this with a supply list later.
The twins spent the night- so we've been having fun here- but busy!
They are so sweet & funny!
We had a good time.

Hoping to get caught up on alot of things this weekend.

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

Friday, May 10, 2013

Oh, Baby!

HI!
Here is a cute card that Manda & I made for my great-nieces baby shower.
Isn't this such a cute stamp!
 'Oh, Baby'
Single stamp available until 7/31- #132667= $6.95
cs:  Melon Mambo, Early Espesso, Whisper White
Floral District Designer Paper
ink:  Early Espresso
supplies:  Big Shot, Tasteful Trim XL die, 1 3/4" scallop Circle punch, Brights Designer Button (Daffodil Delight), glue dot, dimensionals

I hope you have a FABULOUS FRIDAY!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs!
SUSIE



Thursday, May 9, 2013

A beautiful Swallowtail butterfly card.....

Hello!
Here is another card that I'll be doing at my May workshops!
Isn't is beautiful!
It is done with another form of spotlighting.
Can you see that there are 3 layers cut out on the butterfly?

A dear demonstrator friend from Canada (Allison Solvin) shared this technique & I loved it!
'Swallowtail' & 'En Francais'
cs:  Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
ink:  Midnight Muse & Crumb Cake
supplies: Paper Snips, dimensionals

Woohoo!!
Tonight is Stampin' Night at our home.
I have several friend coming to stamp with me & I can't wait to see everyone & share.

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