Thursday, October 31, 2013

My farmer & his 2 cows!!!!

I just couldn't resist sharing the boys in their Halloween costumes.
I think they are all so cute!
Check out their smiles.
Brayden was a farmer this year & Brody & Drake are both his cows!
My downline/friend Melissia Greiner made these cow costumes last year for her twin grandsons.
Aren't they just adorable!!!
She is so talented!!!!
We are blessed that we get the Greiner Twins hand me downs!
 This is the back side of Brody.....check out the tail!
Brayden (my farmer) taking a break playing a farm game on Aunt Manda's phone.

TAG IT BUNDLES are available!

Are you getting ready for the holidays? We're here to help--with two new Holiday Packaging Bundles (October 29 through November 19).  The two packaging bundles are perfect for creating cute packaging and tags for treats and small gifts.

The Holiday Tag It Decorative Box Bundle (item 135811) includes
  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
  • Decorative Window Gift Boxes (6 boxes)

The Holiday Tag It Extra-Large Box Bundle (item 135812) includes
  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
  • Extra-Large Gift Boxes (3 boxes)

TAG IT BUNDLES are available!

Are you getting ready for the holidays? We're here to help--with two new Holiday Packaging Bundles (October 29 through November 19).  The two packaging bundles are perfect for creating cute packaging and tags for treats and small gifts.

The Holiday Tag It Decorative Box Bundle (item 135811) includes
  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
  • Decorative Window Gift Boxes (6 boxes)

The Holiday Tag It Extra-Large Box Bundle (item 135812) includes
  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
  • Extra-Large Gift Boxes (3 boxes)

The Final Thank You Thursday!  On sale today ONLY!

A note from Stampin' Up!
We hope you have enjoyed the last month of our Thank You Thursday's, we sure have loved saying thank you! For this last one, we wanted to put a pretty little bow to wrap up them up and we thought what better way then with our Chevron Ribbon! Below you will find a few of our favorite colors.

Email me with your order or place your order from my online store:
Click here to place your order!

Basic Black 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item # 130010
Regular Price: $8.95 Discounted Price: $6.71

Calypso Coral 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item #130018
Regular Price: $8.95 Discounted Price: $6.71

Crushed Curry 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item # 130019
Regular Price: $8.95 Discounted Price: $6.71

Island Indigo 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item # 131151
Regular Price: $8.95 Discounted Price: $6.71

Smoky Slate 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item # 131152
Regular Price: $8.95 Discounted Price: $6.71

A perfect punch art pumpkin!

Good morning!
Happy Halloween!!!
I am so "thankful" for alot in my life.
I treasure all of those that I met over the years that have stamped with me.
And I'm especially thankful for all of my dear demonstrator friends that I have met over the years too.
Sherri Peters is one of those special friends & the creator of this awesome card!
I CASED this for one of my STYC cards last weekend.
This card was a HUGE hit as one of the favorites of many of my stampers!
Sherri is very sweet & so talented & I'd call her a punch art queen.
I met her a few years ago on one of our incentive trips.
On our trip to Fiji in May Deke & I spent quite abit of time with her & her husband Mike &
 then I hung out with Sherri at Founders in September too. 
This awesome card is her Founders swap! 
cs:  Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
ink:  Pumpkin Pie (sponged around the edges of the ovals)
supplies:  Big Shot, Expressions Thinlits Die, Pretty Prints embossing folder, Modern Label punch, Extra Large Oval punch, sponge, White Twine, Scoring Tool, dimensionals

When it rains it pours.......yesterday was not the best of days.
It seemed that everything we did around here was wrong.

My repair man did get the part for my frig & put it on- so that is now fixed.
We got some errands ran & got drenched from the rain.
I got Drakes hair cut- (now to get Brody's done).
I got the rest of our Oak trim sanded, stained & varnished for Makenzy to come finish putting on-
he hopes to come next Tuesday!
And I spent several hours last night catching up on bookwork- SU!, personal & farm.

Tonight is Trick-or- Treat night & I need to get the boys treats finished.
I'm looking forward to seeing them in their costumes.

It is a new day & I'm hoping that the sun shines & things are good around here.

Wishing you a SPOOKTACULAR Halloween this Thursday!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Reminder.....tomorrow is the LAST DAY to order these single markers!!

Email me or order yours on line if you want any of them!

'Color Me' Stockings

Good morning!
Happy Hump day!
I think that the 'Color Me' set in the Holiday Catalog is so cute!
Here is the one with the stockings.
 It is so bright & cheery!
This one of my Stamp 'Til You Cramp cards.....
everyone made 5 coordinating cards with this set & a bag to put them in.

'Color Me' & 'More Merry Messages'
cs:  Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White
dp:  Polka Dot Parade
ink:  Black Stazon
markers:  Old Olive & Real Red
supplies:  2 1/2" Circle Punch, Extra Large Oval Punch, dimensionals, 
1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Real Red Ribbon, Paper Snips
It was a late night selling hogs last night.
Our poor trucker (Jerry) had had a long last 2 days on the road. 
He was tired & hungry & I was worried about him.
So after we loaded hogs I came in & made him a plate for his supper & took it to town to the sale barn where he was still loading hogs.
I had a pork roast in the oven for us, so he got that with all of the fixing to go along with it to eat too.
His smile when I gave it to him was priceless, so I know he really appreciated it.

Deke has meetings all day today.
The boys & I are going to run some errands.
Tonight I have to work in my stamp room & get STYC things put away so I can start working on cards for this Sunday's class I have.

I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

This weeks new Weekly Deals- Oct. 29 - Nov. 4!

Here is a great masculine card!

Good morning!
Here is a great masculine card that I made for a swap that I was in.
Isn't it cool!
I made it with the new Envelope Punch Board.
I just love it!
The top flips open.
 'Remembering Christmas' & 'Wetlands'
cs:  Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
ink:  Chocolate Chip
supplies:  Big Shot, Woodgrain Embossing folder, Circle framelits, sponge, Paper Snips, Envelope Punch Board

Our day yesterday was fun with Ryker joining us.
The boys played well together.
And Brayden was here to visit awhile after school.
He was excited that Papa was hauling in bales from the field that he mowed, raked & had baled from our cornstalks left from picking our corn last weekend.

When it rains it my ice maker leaked all over my kitchen floor.
I have fans on it drying it out upset as we just got the trim on in the kitchen last Tuesday from the water damage in July from my washing machine.
Uggh......I just want my house to be all done & put back in order again.

Today I'm hopefully going to get caught up on lots of things that happened last week that I didn't have time to do since I was getting ready for STYC.
And then tonight I'm a farmer & will be helping Deke outside.

I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, October 28, 2013

HURRY!! Get 25% off these stamps! SALE ENDS TODAY!!

You can order from my on line store:

Print Flyer listing all 25 stamps at 25% off!
Shop 25 stamps at 25% off!
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A pretty Poinesttia card

Good morning!
What a busy past week/weekend I've had.
LOTS & LOTS of stamping....and we are starting another new but busy week again.

Here is another card that I did for my Christmas card class.
 'Joyful Christmas'
cs: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Smoky Slate
ink:  Cherry Cobbler
supplies:  Silver 1/8" ribbon, dimensionals, Multipurpose Glue, Silver Glitter

I sure appreciate all who helped me with STYC.
A special thanks go out to:
Aunt Kathy, Judy & Lynda who helped do some of scoring & Big Shot cutting before the event.
Aunt Kathy for helping me clean up for a few hours yesterday afternoon!
And to Willie for stopping by & helping for a bit too yesterday afternoon.
A big shout out also goes to Kimi & Brayden who stopped by last night & helped us pick up the chairs & tables & vaccum.
And I am blessed with a wonderful husband who is very supportive of my Stampin' Up! bussiness.  
He helped me all week with little things along the way in preparing, plus the setting up & cleaning up- as I couldn't have done my event without him!
I have 3 little boys with me all day today!
Ryker will be coming to spend the day with us & play with the boys.
So we'll be having a fun & busy day!

I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

A Smoky Slate Snowflake card

Here is the last one my set of 3 snowflake cards for my Christmas Card class/kit.
 I just love this Circle (Flip) Thinlit!
And I love the new Smoky Slate (light gray) color!

'Festive Flurry' & 'Joy to the World'
cs:  Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
ink:  Night of Navy
supplies:  Big Shot, Circle Card (Flip) Thinlit, 2 2/12" Circle Punch, Festive Flurry Framelits, Large Rhinetson, Snow Flurry embossing folder, dimensionals 

I am still alive!!
Wow.....I'm beat & feel like I've been ran over by a truck.
But I finally got some sleep last night, as I slept for about 10 hours straight!
Wow- that is probably more sleep than than I've had combined the rest of the whole week!

Yesterday's Fall Stamp' Til You Cramp was WONDERFUL!
Thanks to all of you that joined me for this annual Stamp Camp.
I had a room full of ladies that all had so much fun stamping together & creating all of the projects that I had for them to make.
I honestly don't even know how many projects I created & they stamped yesterday.
It was LOTS & LOTS!
I will count them soon- as I'm headed back to start picking & packing up everything.

Last night I just walked out the door & left the huge mess when the last ladies were done.
I'll spend my whole day over there today cleaning up.

I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Sunday & can enjoy this beautiful Fall day!
Be sure to stop back by tomorrow for another stamped creation that I'll be sharing with you!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

A lovely Christmas Dove!

Good morning!
Wow......when I saw this dove in the Holiday Catalog I can honestly say that it wasn't one that I thought I'd ever buy.
BUT- then at Founders I got 2 awesome swaps from friends.
Sarah's had the rolled banner like this one.
And Kay's was stamped in Crumb Cake.
So I combined some of their ideas & came up with this pretty card for one of my Christmas Card Class/Kits!
I really like it!
 I will hopefully get caught up on supplies lists for cards that I've posted the past week in the new couple of days.

Today is my Fall Stamp 'Til You Cramp!
Wow......I've spend a lot of time planning, creating & cutting for this big day!
I can't wait to share & spend my day stamping with many of my friends.

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

Friday, October 25, 2013

Wow! Check out this ornament punch!

Good morning!
Here is another one of my Christmas card class/kit cards.
I love it when Stampin' Up! coordinates stamp sets with punches!
This makes for a quick way to add a popped up layer to your card.
(I will catch up with supply posting after STYC.)
Woo Hoo!!!
Is it really Friday- Yikes!
I'm making progress......but I am still cutting card stock!
Oh my gosh....maybe I need to rename this upcoming Fall even to something else.....
as yes- I'm Stampin' 'til I Cramp!
My shoulders, neck, back, feet, legs, etc.
BUT I can't wait for tomorrow, so I can share all of my cute creations with all that are joining me to stamp all day!
We are going to have a FABULOUS day!

Brody had a good report yesterday from Lonnie.
She was going to have Dr. Menezes read the x-rays & will be calling with his results.
But she said that their was definite bone growth since his last x-ray & she had no concerns.
And that is what we've been praying for, as I sure would hate to see him  have to have another surgery in his future.
But we will handle whatever we have to I guess.
So we'll continue our prayers that the bone will continue to grow & close shut.
Brody was so also good to lay still for them to be able to do the x-ray too!

Drake had a long day with "just" Grandma.
Good thing he isn't an only child!
He missed his brother terrible & I know Brody missed him too.
They are just never apart- so this was different for all of us.
It was so cute to see how excited the twins were to see each other when Brody got home.

Ok...back to work!
I hope you have SUPER Friday!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, October 24, 2013


You can order on line CLICK HERE! & enter the above items
Or send me an email & will order it for you!
I'll be placing an order tonight!

A 'Santa's List' flip card!

Good morning!
Here is another card for my Christmas card/kit class.
(I will update supplies in the next few days.)

The different ways to use this Circle Thinlit are endless!
I just love it!

Brody has a doctor's appointment with Neurology today in Iowa City.
Manda & Steve will be taking him.
He will be having an x-ray this time (no sedated MRI)!
He isn't scheduled to see Dr. Menezes this time, he is to just see Lonnie.
Please keep Brody in your prayers that the bone hole is closing now & all looks good!

So Drake is going to be hanging out with Grandma today in my Stamp Studio!
I am gaining......oh my gosh do I have piles & piles of card stock everywhere!

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

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Another Poinsettia Christmas card.....

Good morning!

Here is another card that I designed for my upcoming Christmas card class.
 Isn't it a beautiful card!
(I will update my posts with supply lists sometime in the next few days.)

Wow- Mackenzy came yesterday & spent the day working on my trim & flooring!
He isn't quite done- but made alot of progress & did an awesome job!
He is very picky & I love his corners & edges, as he puts precision & detail into his work.
I don't have enough trim for him to finish the job, so I will make a trip to Menards the first part of next week & get a few more oak pieces to get stained & varnished for him to come back sometime next week & get it all done!
I didn't have time for him to be I needed to be stamping every spare minute I had.
But I have also been wanting him to get here to do this for me- so I'm not going to complain but be thankful & whatever I get done, I get done for STYC.

The twins loved watching Mackenzy working on the trim & he was so good with them. 
You can tell he has 2 little boys at home & is a wonderful daddy. 
He ate lunch with us too since he was here, so that he didn't have to run to town.
 I made baked shell taco salads.
It was nice to visit with him & I think he liked my tacos as he had seconds.

Aunt Kathy is stopping by today & I'm sending some pieces home for her to Big Shot cut for me.
Plus Judy has been doing some Big Shot cutting for me too!
I have so many cute projects to share & I can't wait for the girls to see them on Saturday at my STYC!

Ok....back to work I go!
I hope the boys play well today & I'm going to try to find a good movie for them to watch while I create & cut.
I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

WOW!!! These are NEW!! 'Cut & Ready Card Bases'!!

These NEW 'Cut & Ready Card Bases' are just in time for the upcoming Holidays!

Through December 31, Stampin' Up! is offering a new trial product-our Cut & Ready Card Bases. These pre-scored, pre-cut card bases will make it easy for you to create a stack of cards in no time-or even just a card or two. Think of it . . . holiday cards, thank you cards, party invitations, and more in a snap! (We can hear you breathe a sigh of relief.)

The Perfect Holiday Solution for You
Here's why these card bases will help you relax and enjoy the season:
  1. You'll save work and time not having to cut and score cards-even if you're simply making a card or two.
  2. You'll be able to make multiples in no time.
Click here to download the flyer

There are So Many Color Choices!
Our Card Bases are available in a variety of colors for any occasion or creative whim. We've chosen these colors to coordinate with the holiday catalog Designer Series Papers-to make it even easier to get those holiday cards done.

The Details
Each Card Base package contains:
  • 20 pre-scored, pre-cut cards in one color 
  • Each card measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"-scored at 4-1/4". Finished card size is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2". (Card Bases are packaged flat.)
Description Item Number Price
Whisper White Cut & Ready Card Bases   135804 $4.95
Very Vanilla Cut & Ready Card Bases   135805 $4.95
Crumb Cake Cut & Ready Card Bases   135806 $4.95
Smoky Slate Cut & Ready Card Bases  135807 $4.95
Cherry Cobbler Cut & Ready Card Bases  135808 $4.95
Old Olive Cut & Ready Card Bases  135809 $4.95
Pool Party Cut & Ready Card Bases  135810 $4.95

Coordinating Product
You will definitely want to add a package of envelopes to your Card Bases order. Try any of these:
  • Clear Medium Envelopes (item 102619)
  • Crumb Cake Medium Envelopes (item 107297)
  • Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (item 107300)
  • Whisper White Medium Envelopes (item 107301)
Happy Stamping!!!

25% Off 25 stamp sets! Happy Birthday Stampin' Up!


 Check out this 25% off stamp sell!
You are order on line from my website-  Click here! 
Or email me!

Stampin' Up! is celebrating their 25 anniversary all year long! But during this week, they are celebrating the actual date (October 25th to be exact) and thought they should pump up the party even more. So what better way than a sale on the very products that started it all: stamps, of course!
Dates:  One week...Starts today, October 22nd and ends Monday, October 28, 2013
Offer: Get 25 percent off 25 stamp sets!
The printable flyer link is below.

Print Flyer listing all 25 stamps at 25% off!
Shop 25 stamps at 25% off!
DOstamping, Dawn Olchefske, Stampin' Up! stamp sale 25% off

Weekly Deal!

Woo Hoo!
This weeks "Weekly Deals"!  
November 22nd through November 29th

Move over Friday, Tuesday is quickly becoming our favorite day (we hope yours as well)! Here are this weeks Weekly Deals!
Order on line from my website:   Click Here!
Or email me!  

'Chirstmas Collectibles'

Good morning!
Here is another card that I created for my Christmas Card class/kits.
I love that this set has an awesome punch to go with it!
 Our new Smoky Slate is just very striking isn't it?
I love the script & big wording of this Season's Greeting words from 
'Joy to the World' in the Holiday Catalog.

WOW......I've had very little sleep & done nothing but stamp every spare second  I can the past 4 days......getting ready for Stamp 'Til You Cramp!
And I sure have some very cute projects created to share & I can't wait for everyone to see them.

Tonight I'm a farmer helping Deke sell hogs.

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