Friday, February 28, 2014

One year ago today...... 2/28/13

This was what we were doing 1 year ago today!
Our little guy (Brody) had his 2nd surgery.
WOW- amazing how blessed we are.....
 And look at him today- 1 year later!
Quite the little cheezzzer!  
He is such a normal, smart & happy little guy!
A true blessing in our life!
He is precious!!!

A beautliful birthday card!

Good morning!
Here is a beautiful birthday card that my dear friend & demonstrator 

Judy Hopping made for me.
She cased it from demonstrator Becky Roberts.
Isn't it stunning!
 I love the fold!
It is similar to one that I'll be doing at my March workshops using the 
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.
I will update this post with a supply list sometime soon.

Yesterday was crazy!
Deke was gone all day to meetings.
Brody had a fever- so I went to Manda's house in the morning to get them.
I took him to the dr in the afternoon &
Manda met me there after she got off of work.
He has strep throat & got an antibiotic. 
Brayden is sick too & his mom took him to the dr.
He has a bad cough & is on steroids for 4 days.
Thus he didn't get to go to his Elementary program.
Which is a bummer that we all were sad about.
So Papa went to another meeting in Fairfield last night 
& I spent the evening doing bookwork.
I hope both boys are better soon.
And I'm praying that Drake doesn't get sick.

Today will be another busy one & the boys will be with us.
Our taxes are done, so we are headed to pick them up at our CPA's, 
as farmers taxes are to be filed by 3/1 (tomorrow).
We will run some errands too while we are in town this morning.
Maybe we can talk Papa into eating lunch at McDonalds??
Then Nathan & Brayden will be here tonight.

I have LOTS of stamping to do in the next 2 hope I get to stamp tonight.
I hope I have good mojo & all of my ideas just click.
Woo Hoo- I have a workshop on Sunday & Deb is my hostess.
I am looking forward to sharing lots of fun new things with all of the gals.

I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, February 27, 2014


Personalized name stamp CM1743B
Woo Hoo!!
I'm VERY excited to be sharing a brand new product that 
I think you are going to LOVE with a capital "L"!  
It's so versatile for anyone, not just for stampers! 
It's The New Circle Monogram Personalized Stamp!
Circle monogram 132852G
Completely customize this all-clear, photopolymer stamp with your own info. 
Use it for stamping cards, letters, labels, gifts, thank-you notes—whatever you want!

The Circle Monogram Stamp is item #132852 and fits the Clear Block B.  
It also coordinates with the 1-3/8" Circle Punch for easy punching!
How To Customize Your Stamp
When you select the item at my My Online Store, this window pops up, allowing you to play with the words you want to use and see a preview of the results immediately!  
You can customize four fields:
  • First Name Field—The text that flows around the top part of the circle.
  • Last Name Field—The text in the box.
  • Monogram—The monogram letter(s) in the center.
  • Address, City, State, Zip Field—The smaller text that flows around the bottom of the circle.
Tips On Customizing
Here are a few things that may help you.
  • The fonts and design of the stamp is set and can't be changed.
  • You can type as many characters as you want into the fields, they will just get skinnier and less readable.
  • Try upper and lower case letters to change the look and spacing.
  • You can use any "alt" codes to create fun characters in the text around the circle, but not as the monogram or in the last name box.  
 Examples: "Alt+3" is a ♥. "Alt+14" is ♫.
You can find more "alt" codes at
You must have text in all fields, no leaving a field blank.
Mono - love these
Limitless Possibilities!
There really is no end to what you could say on these personalized stamps
or how you can use them!
Once you try one out in the preview window, it really is quite addictive! 
Check it out these two cool versions in each category! 
Mono - michaels  Mono - castles 
Address Labels
Of course the obvious use for these monogram stamps is for your return address on cards and letters.  But, there are all kinds of alternatives...
Business Info Stamps
It's a great marketing tool for stamping correspondence, flyers and more in any business. 
Business Motivational Stamps
Direct sales representatives and team leaders will love personalizing stamps with their team phrase, a team award, or special incentive to use in their marketing.  

Mono - thanks  Mono - thank u
Thank Yous
Make a quick and personal thank you cards & gift tags with your own unique stamp! 

  Mono - kitchen of
Personalize Your Gifts
Add a stamp on the back of cards, or make a cute tag to put on a handmade project or thank you gift. 

Mono - save the date  Mono - just married
Wedding Stamps
Personalize your invitations, thank yous, napkins, party favors and more with your special date!

Mono - baby emily  Mono - we've moved
Celebrate big changes in your life with an announcement stamp! 

Mono - hb sweet 16  MONO - hb jim 70
Big Birthdays
Commemorate birthday milestones with a special stamp!

  Mono - girls bball

School Spirit
Show pride in your school, cheer for your team, recognize excellence in academics and sports, or celebrate your graduate! 
Mono - student week  Mono - grade a
For Teachers
Create fun motivational and recognition stamps for homework.  
The first one is a fill-in-the-blank stamp, which I created by using brackets 
(since no field can be left blank).
Mono - breast cancer  Mono - boobs
Fundraisors & Non-Profits
Create a stamp to help raise awareness for your cause or organization. 
Mono - bff  Mono - friends
Friends & Fun
Get creative!  
Add silly slogans or thoughtful phrases or inside jokes that make it unique and fun! 
Have Some Custom Stamp Ideas of Your Own? 
Try it now!  
Create Your Own Circle Monogram Personalized Stamp!

'You're Lovely' with the Scalloped Topper Tag punch

Good morning!
Here is another card that I did at Marsha's party on Sunday.
I saw the layout for this card on Pinterest- but that card was Basic Black & Daffodil Delight.
So I changed the colors & came up with this creation.
 I will update this post with a supply list later.

Deke is gone all day again today to meetings.
I went to Manda's this morning to get the boys.
We have a sick little boy.
Brody has a 103* temp, not sleeping, not eating & says his head hurts.
So I'm taking him to the Dr this afternoon.  
Dr. Mary is booked so we get to see Sam today.
Guess we'll do lots of cuddling & book reading.
Poor little guy!!
Deke & I are excited as Brayden has an elementary program tonight that we'll be going to.
Can't believe our little man is getting so big!
Gotta run......
Hope you have a wonderful Thursday!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Lots of Sale-a-bration to CELEBRATE with here!

Good morning!
This birthday card is one that everyone made at Marsha's party.
I think that it was a favorite of several of the girls there.
I was inspired by a card that my dear demonstrator friend LeeAnn Greff made
when I was creating this card.
 'See Ya Later' (SAB), 'Banner Blast (SAB)
cs:  Sahara Sand, Pool Party, Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Calypso Coral, Pistachio Pudding
dp:  Sweet Sorbet (SAB)
ink:  Sahara Sand, Versamark Pad
supplies:  Banner Punch, Merry Mini Punch Pack (Small Star- this is on the carry over list), Basic Rhinestone, Sweet Sorbet Accessories (Pool Party Twine- SAB), dimensionals, glue dots

Wow- we had a late night last night on the farm.
It was after 10 when we got in.
And then had to shower & make supper.
We were both tired, sore & cold.
But got alot done- so that is good.

Deke is gone to meetings all day today.
So it will just be me & the boys here all day. 
They will be here early, as Manda has an early meeting today.

 I hope to get to do some stamping done tonight!
As of now I think I'm going to be home!

Gotta run.....
Hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Weekly Deals- Feb 25-Mar 3, 2014

Deke & me- with our 3 boys!

Manda took this photo of us last Monday night when everyone was here for supper.
Me, Brody, Drake, Deke & Brayden
We love our boys!

I LOVE the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch!

Good morning!
WOW- we got a little snow last night.
What a long winter we have had!
Today I'm sharing another one of the cute cards that everyone stamped 
at Marsha's workshop.
I LOVE the new Scalloped Tag Topper Punch!
There are so many ways to use it!
So cute & easy to do!
 'Perfect Pennants' & 'Petal Parade'
cs:  Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White
dp:  Fresh Prints Paper Stack
ink:  Crumb Cake, Real Red
supplies:  Big Shot, Scallop Textured Embossing Folder, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Burlap Ribbon, Linen Ribbon, Scalloped Edge Punch, 1 3/4" Scalloped Tag Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (flower), Brights Candy Dots (Real Red), dimensionals, glue dots

My mom & Aunt Virginia came down yesterday & spent the morning visiting the twins & me.
Mom brought me a yummy angel food cake (my favorite) for my belated birthday.
She had originally planned to come last Monday, but we had the snow- 
so we post-poned it. 
I'm glad they came.
I enjoyed getting to see them.
Nathan & Brayden were here last night to visit & have supper.
It was an eventful evening as my kitchen sick drain plugged....
& thankfully I have a husband with many traits & he tore it apart, 
ran a snake drain cleaner it in & got it unplugged!
So our evening hours were consumed with this, but we are thankful it is now fixed.

Tonight I'm a hog farmer helping Deke.
We will sell a load of hogs & then spend the rest of the night moving pigs- so that Deke will be able to finish powerwashing the nurseries & getting ready for our new babies to come in a couple of weeks.
 We will have a late night.

Gotta boys will be here soon.

I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, February 24, 2014

'Happy Watercolor'

Good morning!
This is another one of the cards everyone at Marsha's stampin' party 
got to make with me yesterday!
What a fun afternoon we all had!
Don't you just LOVE THE BLING on this!

This card might be one of my upcoming 40 card class cards!
It is just so striking!

'Happy Watercolor'
cs:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
ink:  Early Espresso, Crisp Cantaloupe
supplies: Big Shot, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (SAB), Gold Twine, Gold Sequins, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Oh a new start to a new week!
Lots of stamping to do every spare minute I have.

I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

'Vivid Vases'

(Opps.....I somehow deleted my post from this morning- so here is the card I posted.)

Here is a cute card I created using 'Vivid Vases'.
This is one of the 5 cards that everyone at Marsha's party stamped today!
 I love it!
 Isn't it bright & spring?

'Vivid Vases'
cs:  Basic Black, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White
dp:  Sweet Sorbet (SAB)
ink:  Black Stazon
markers:  Soft Sky, Summer Starfruit, Pistachio Pudding
supplies:  Big Shot, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (SAB), Sweet Sorbet Summer Starfruit Twine, Starburst framelits, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, dimensionals, glue dots

I hope you have a SUPER Sunday!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

A Sweet Sorbet 'thank you' card!

Here is another quick card I made using scraps of Sweet Sorbet Designer paper.

'Sassy Salutations'
cs:  SWhisper White, Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding
dp:  Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper
ink:  Black Stazon
supplies:  Petite Petals Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack (small flower), Pansy Punch, 
Paper Snips, Paper Piercing Tool & Mat, dimensionals, glue dot, Basic Pearls,
 Scallop Edge Border punch 

Yesterday was a productive night.
I think we have Maddie's graduation invitations all figured out....just waiting on the wording & the ok to start them.
I also got all 3 hair cuts done last night.
(Deke, Brody & Drake)

I have a BUSY day today creating.
I hope I have good mojo!
Tomorrow is Marsha's Stampin' Party!
I can't wait to share with her & her friends.

Gotta to my Stampin' Studio with my coffee.

I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Saturday!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Sweet Sorbet Petite Petal flowers.....

This is a quick & simple sympathy card I made for a friend.
 I used the Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper as my main focus.
I just love this bright & springy designer paper.
Don't these colors go so together!
 Check out the flower using scraps of the designer paper & the Petite Petals punch.

'So Sorry'
cs:  Summer Starfruit, Whisper White, Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding
dp:  Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper
ink:  Black Stazon
supplies:  Petite Petals Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack (small flower), Paper Snips, 
Paper Piercing Tool & Mat, dimensionals, glue dot, White Gel Pen, 
Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, Scallop Edge Border punch 

Woo Hoo!
We got alot of rain the past 36 hours, but only a dusting of snow!
Almost all of the snow that we had on the ground previously is now gone from yesterday's rain.
Thank goodness we didn't get tons of snow.

I'm meeting with my sister-in-law Pattie after work to figure out 
my niece Maddie's graduation invites.
 Then Susie's Hair Hut is open for business, as Deke needs a hair cut!
AND hopefully Brody & Drake cooperate to get theirs cut tonight too!

I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Sweet Baby!

Good morning!
Here is a sweet baby card that I made last night for some very dear friends of ours 
that just had another baby boy last week. 
He looks precious in the photos I've seen of him & can't wait to meet him in person.
As many of you know, Crumb Cake is one of my favorite colors 
& as hard as I tried to not use it- I just couldn't resist.
And of course I used one of my favorite stamp sets too- 'Gorgeous Grunge'!
That is a stamp set that is so versatile & works for all kinds of styles of cards!
 'Baby, We've Grown', 'Simply Stars' & 'Gorgeous Grunge'
cs:  Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Whisper White
ink:  Crumb Cake, Marina Mist
marker:  Marina Mist
supplies:  Paper Snips & Dimensionals

It looks like we are in for another snow storm today that is heading our way.
I pray that it doesn't hit us hard.
There are lots of unconfirmed reports on how much snow we'll be getting this round.
It is already raining/sleeting now as I'm posting this.
What oh what will it be like in a few hours?
And Spring is how many days away?????

I'm planning to enjoy my day with the boys today.
 Papa will be home to eat lunch with us for a change!
They both really need hair cuts- so maybe we'll get that accomplished too. 

(weather permitting)
Deke has another meeting tonight.
So while he is there I am going to go to town to some friends home for abit to
 use their shop & clean out my car.
Then hopefully I will be home in time to do some more stamping.
Oh my- I have LOTS to do! 

I hope you have a great Thursday!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Lots of reasons to join my 'Iowa Inkers' team NOW!

Would you like to have save 20% off of your order?

Have you ever thought about signing up as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator?

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5.  When you purchase the kit, you join Stampin' Up! and receive demonstrator benefits, including a 20% discount and the chance to see and purchase new products early!
6.  Do it just for YOU!  There's no requirement to hold workshops, parties or obtain outsides.  However, training and support awaits if you would like to earn extra income!
7.  Yes, you CAN simply buy the kit and nothing further.  Although I don't think you'll want to do that!  You'll love all of the ideas & information that is available only as a demonstrator!
8.  There's no penalty to drop.  Your demonstrator benefits and discounts will be active, at a minimum, through July 31, 2014.
9.  NEW!!!  FREE CONVENTION REGISTRATION!  Stampin' Up! is offering FREE registration ($295 value) to the Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City (July 17 - 19) for anyone who joins or rejoins after July 1, 2013.  It's a total immersion into paper, stamps and ink!  I am going!!  I would LOVE for you to join me!
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Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have!
Happy Stamping!

Susie Wood
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
19751 190th Ave.
Sigourney, Iowa  52591
(641) 660-2537

I am thinking SPRING!

Good morning!
Here is pretty spring card!

This has been a terrible winter with lots of ice.
Both- Deke's dad & my Aunt Virginia fell on the ice last week & have injuries.
 I made this card last night to send to Aunt Virginia & hoping it brightens her day.
 'Petal Parade' (SAB) & 'Perfect Pennants'
cs:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pool Party
dp:  Sweet Sorbet
ink:  Crumb Cake, Crisp Cantaloupe
supplies:  Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Sweet Sorbet Accessories (Pool Party Twine- SAB), 
Petite Petals Punch, Pansy Punch, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, dimensionals, glue dots, Basic Pearls

This card was inspired by one I saw that my dear demonstrator friend- 
 Laura Milligan created.

I have lots of stamping to do the next few days in my spare time.
I have a wedding invite I'm working on, a graduation invite I'm working on
& cards for Marsha's party I have this weekend.
Plus have some sympathy cards to make a couple of baby cards too-
that I need to get made & mailed out.
And I have LOTS of birthday cards that I'm way behind on that I have to get done!

I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
Happy Stamping!