Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Stamp, Stock & Save
Stampin' Up! is so excited about this year's World Card Making Day!! 
They are having a 15% off sale on some of our favorite products! 
From October 1-6 , you'll be able to purchase select ink, paper, envelops, and adhesive-all at a 15% discount! 
Select stamps are 20%!
Now is the time to restock your supplies.  

Contact me if you want to order 
Click here to order from my online store! 
  • Available on demonstrator, customer, workshop, OEX and online orders
  • Color families and Whisper White in the 8-1/2 X 11, along with Medium envelopes, will be offered at a 15% discount
  • Fast Fuse Adhesive and refill component will be offered at a 15% discount
  • All individual ink pads will be offered at a 15% discount
  • Limited offering in stamps will be available at a 20% discount
Available Products:
Item Number
Stamp Set
After Discount

Big News (Clear)
Big News (Wood)
Playful Pennants (Clear)
Playful Pennants (Wood)
Choose Happiness (Clear)
Choose Happiness (Wood)

Petite Pairs (Clear)
Petite Pairs (Wood)

So Very Happy (Clear)
So Very Happy (Wood)

Item Number
After Discount
Card Stock In Color 8-1/2" x 11" 2014-2016
Card Stock 8-1/2 x 11 In Color 2013-2015
Card Stock  8-1/2 x 11 Brights
Card Stock  8-1/2 x 11 Subtles
Card Stock  8-1/2 x 11 Regals
Card Stock  8-1/2 x 11 Neutrals
Card Stock 8-1/2" x 11" Whisper White
Item Number
After Discount
Envelopes Medium Crumb Cake
Envelopes Medium Very Vanilla
Envelopes Medium Whisper White
Envelopes Medium Clear Translucent
Item Number
After Discount
Adhesive Fast Fuse
Adhesive Refill Fast Fuse

This weeks WEEKLY DEALS!

A 'Freaky Friends' View Finder card.....

Good morning!
Here is another card from my Halloween Treats class.
It is a view finder card.
We had so much fun making it!
You just spin the wheel spot on the side & different images appear in the window!
 'Freaky Friends' & 'Ghoulish Greetings'
cs:  Basic Black, Whisper White & Tangerine Tango
dp:  Motley Monsters
ink:  Black Memento
other:  Big Shot, Circle Framelits, Large Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Mini Brad, Paper Piercing Mat, Paper Piercing Tool, dimensionals
I'm headed in to pick up the boys now.
My mom will then come to our home & keep Trey for me this morning.
The twins & I will be out helping Deke on the farm-
as we are getting more baby piggies.
Then tonight when the boys go home I'll be headed back out to help Deke again.
Tonight is my farmer night- as we sell hogs.
Humm.....guess my whole day is gonna be a farmer day today!

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

Monday, September 29, 2014


World Cardmaking Day is October 4! 

What a wonderful reason to gather, stamp, and create handmade and heartfelt cards with your friends! 

In honor of this event, I'll be spending my day making cards.

Do you have any fun plans for World Cardmaking Day 2014?

I'd love to hear what you'll be doing!


 Stampin' Up! will be offering a "special" to celebrate this special day.

It will run from October 1, 2014 through October 6, 2014.

So stay tuned for more information on the 1st about this!

A spooky GHOST!

Here is another Halloween card from my Halloween Treats class that
I had this past weekend.
This is a fun swiper card!
It is so much fun to make.
 Check out my cute vellum ghost!
And see how the little tab pops up from the inside when it is pulled open.
Pretty cool!
This is what it looks like shut.
Then when you pull on the card sides it pops up the little word insert.

'Project Life Holiday Cheer'
cs:  Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Vellum
dp:  Motley Monsters
ink:  Black Stazon
marker:  Tangerine Tango
supplies:  Big Shot, Fun Fall Framelits, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Sticky Strip

NOTE:  I will get a photo of how to attach the pop up inside piece sometime soon & update this post.
 I had several people ask for the measurements for this card- so here they are.
*Basic Black- 6 3/4 x 4 1/4
Score at 5 & 5 3/4
Mark down from the top at 1 3/4" so that you have the spot to attach your pop up word images.
 *Vellum- 2" strip to cut out ghost framelit
*Whisper White- 2 1/4 x 3; 5 x 1
*Crushed Curry- 2 3/4" Strip to punch out moon
*Tangerine Tango- 5 x 1/4
*Stripped Designer Paper- 4 x 3/4"

Yesterday was another great day of stamping with those that joined me 
for my Halloween Treats class.
We made 14 projects from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
And then some of them stayed from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. & made the
 Frightful WreathSimply Sent kit too with me.

I'm off to Manda's house for the morning to watch the boys there.
Tonight I'll be picking up & putting away tables/chairs & things from yesterdays class.
It was late last night & I was tired- so I got alittle done- but not much.

I have a full schedule of stampin' events in October to get busy on this week.
So will hopefully have time yet tonight too to start working on that.

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

Sunday, September 28, 2014

A SPOOKY Halloween card!

Today I'm sharing a spooky Halloween card that everyone 
joining me at my Halloween Treats class will be making.

The inspiration for this haunted house came from my dear friend-
LeeAnn's Greff's downline Halloween sampler that she gave to me.
Her downline, Lorrie made a block similar to this one & I just loved it!

 I will update this post sometime soon with a supply list.

What a great Halloween Treats class I had yesterday!
We all had a wonderful time stamping together.
I am blessed to have so many that helped to make the day a special one.
Judy & Aunt Kathy helped me do some punching & Big Shot cutting.
And Leslie was a God sent bringing yummy treats for us!
Plus- Judy, Teri, Jenny, Dena, Patty & Mary
were awesome to help clean up, pack up & load up afterwards.
Thanks to each of you for your help!

Today I'm having another Halloween Treats class here at our home.
I have lots to do before everyone gets here.
I'm looking forward to spending my afternoon stamping with everyone attending.
I can't wait for you to see all of the Halloween goodies you'll be making!

I'm on a mission.....gotta run.
I hope you have a SUPER Sunday!!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

A nice article to read......

Click here
Then be sure to turn to pg. 2.

This is an article about our son (Nathan) who went to visit a race fan in rehab.
Wow- what a proud mom I am!


Woo Hoo- today is my first Halloween Treats class.
I can't wait for everyone joining me to come see the projects 
& spend the afternoon stamping with me.

This is one of the fun cards everyone will be making.
It is a slider card.
You pull on the tag & it opens up.
 I think that it turned out super cute!
 Check it out when it is opened up here!

I will update this post with a supply last sometime soon.
Off I go!
I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Saturday!!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, September 26, 2014

"Boo" to you!

Here is a cute little treat box that everyone attending 
my Halloween Treats class will be making.
This little ghost is so cute!
 I will update this post after my class on Sunday with the supply list.
Between now & then I have lots to get done tonight when the boys go home.

After school yesterday the boys helped me pick some ears of corn to 
make bundles with & hang on our fence in our yard.
It was so cute watching the 3 of them in the field & helping to pull back the shucks.
Brody was yelling that it was 'awesome' as he was running down the hill to the corn field.
Now I just hope that our dog Nestle doesn't eat the corn we have hanging up-
as last year she did.

Deke & the kids all went to the Volleyball game last night to watch my niece Ginny play.
I stayed home & stamped!

Gotta run to pick up the boys.
I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

My "BOO" banner!!

Woo Hoo!
My Halloween Treats classes are this weekend!
If you are signed up to join me- 
this is one of the many Halloween projects you'll be making!
I think it turned out super cute!

The Party Pennants Die shown here is one of the Weekly Deals!
On sale for $24.71 until next Monday- 9/29/14.
#133732 (regular $32.95)
 'Larger Than Life Alphabet Set' & 'Freaky Friends'
cs:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
ink:  Black Memento Pad
marker:  Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
supplies:  Big Shot, Party Pennants Die, Banner Framelits, 
Chevron Embossing Folder, 7/8" Scalloped Circle Punch, 
1/2" Circle Punch, Owl Punch, 2" Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scalloped Circle Punch, 
Paper Snips, Old Olive 1/8" Ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

It was another busy day here yesterday.
Brayden's game was fun!
We were both happy to see each other after a week!
We took the twins with us to the game.
They had fun playing- but didn't watch much of Brayden playing football.
I've been a busy bee stamping!
I still have a lot to do.
I'm sure excited about all of my Halloween Projects though.

Today we get 750 baby piggies delivered to our farm this morning.
The twins are so excited to get to go out & help us!
My mom is coming to our home to stay with Trey.
And Brayden will get to go out to see the baby piggies 
& help Papa chore as soon as he gets home from school today.

Think that my family is going to a volleyball game tonight to watch 
our niece Ginny play.
I'm staying home & stamping!!

I'm headed to Manda's to get the boys this morning 
& then hurrying back home to go out to the farm.

I hope you have a very special THURSDAY!!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Pumpkins, Pumpkins & more Pumpkins!

Good morning!
At my September classes I did a cute Halloween card with bats on it.
You can click HERE to see that card.
I thought I'd change it up & put pumpkins in it.
I think it is really cute!
It is exactly the same card- just used a different stamped image on it.
 'Holiday Invitations' & 'Teeny Tiny Wishes'
cs:  Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Basic Gray, Whisper White
dp:  Motely Monsters Designer Paper
ink:  Black Memento Pad
supplies:  1" Circle Punch, Hexagon Punch, White/Tangerine Tango Trim, 
Big Shot, Large Scallop Edgelit, dimensionals, glue dot
I'm off to The Seeley home to get the boys.
Brayden has a fall football game tonight.
And then I'll head home to stamp.
I have LOTS to do to get ready for my upcoming Halloween Treats class. 

I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

This weeks WEEKLY DEALS- September 23- 29, 2014!

Eclectic Paper-Piercing Pack by Stampin' Up!
Eclectic Paper-Piercing Pack =
Faces I Love Swatchbook Template -- Digital Download
Faces I Love Swatchbook Template - Digital Download =
Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
Festive Paper-Piercing Pack =
Gold Glitz Dazzling Details by Stampin' Up!
Gold Glitz Dazzling Details =
Hamburger Box Bigz Xl Die by Stampin' Up!
Hamburger Box Bigz Xl Die =
Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack
Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack =
Ovals Collection Framelits Die
Ovals Collection Framelits Die =
Party Pennants Bigz L Die by Stampin' Up!
Party Pennants Bigz L Die =


Here is a a cute black & white card that I added a little red to.
I thought it turned out really cute!
But I do love hearts on almost any & everything!
 'Love, Peace & Cupcakes'
cs:  Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
ink:  Black Memento
supplies:  Big Shot, Large Polka Dot embossing folder, 
Sweetheart Punch, Hearts Border Punch, dimensionals

I so enjoyed getting to see 3 of our boys yesterday!
I think they missed Grandma as much as she missed them.
I'm sad that we don't get to see Brayden until tomorrow.
But then will get to see him the rest of the week! 
He is excited about getting to help me decorate some things!

I got home late yesterday afternoon.
Susie's Hair Hut was open to give Deke a much needed hair cut.
Then we headed off to Osky to get our hog check deposited, ate a quick supper
at Wendy's & got some groceries- as our cupboards were bare.

I'm headed to Manda's here soon.
I will be at their home at least part of the day- 
as the furnace guy isn't done yet.
Tonight I'm a farmer helping Deke- as we sell hogs!

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

Monday, September 22, 2014

Fall Leaves.....

Good morning-
I am "Home Sweet Home"!
I spent a long day in airports yesterday.
We had problems landing in Denver due to wind
& made 3 attempts to land before we finally did.
I literally made it to my next gate just in time-
as they were already boarding the plane.
I am so thankful that I did not miss it.
And I walked in the door about 9:15 last night.
Now to find time to get everything unpacked & put away.

Here is a fun card I made using fall leaves.
Check out how I layered the punched out leaves.

' Fall Fest', 'Gorgeous Grunge', 'Fabulous Four'
cs:  Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow, Baked Brown Sugar
ink:  Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow & Baked Brown Sugar
supplies:  Baked Brown Sugar Twine, 1" Square Punch, Artisan Punch, dimensionals

I literally hit the ground running last night.
I have a very busy week ahead of us with new baby piggies
& my Halloween Treats classes.
Plus other family things added in there too.
 I am off to Manda's now & will be keeping the boys at their home all day today.
I can't wait to see them!
I missed my family tons while I was gone.
But I'm so blessed to have spent an amazing few days with some very dear friends in Utah too!
And I'm so thankful for the opportunity to have gotten to do so.

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

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Season's Greeting with 'Festival of Trees'

Here is a quick post from Utah.
I'll be heading out this morning & arriving at home late tonight.
We've had a fun & busy week.
I feel blessed that I earned Founders again this year.
I'm so thankful for all that Stampin' Up! has brought to my life.
I have missed my family though & sure am ready to see them all.

I love the new photopolymer set- 'Festival of Trees' & the coordinating Tree Punch.
So here is another card I made using them.
 I will update this post sometime soon.

I pray that we all have a safe trip home & my flights are all on schedule 
so that all goes well!

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

Saturday, September 20, 2014

A Fall Collage card....

I am so grateful for you & truly blessed!
I so treasure our time stamping together!!!
So here is a fun collage fall card that I made. 
It would also make a great guy card wouldn't it.
'For All Things' & 'Gorgeous Grunge'
cs:  Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
ink:  Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip
other:  Paper Snips, Extra Large Oval Punch, Note Tag Punch, dimensionals

We had a great time yesterday at Kanab seeing our employees 
and manufacturing facility.
It was so much fun getting to see familiar faces. 
They had an amazing lunch for us-
grilled chicken, shredded pork, potato salad, beans, lettuce & creme brulee.

Then last night we went to see the Tuacahn Theater to see the Wizard of Oz.
It was amazing & we all loved it!
It was late when we got back to our hotel.
We had a very busy day & we were on the go.
We were all beat last night.

Today our day will be spent crafting, as we'll be 
at the hotel doing make & takes & working on other stamping projects.
This evening will be having our final Stampin' Up! event.
It is a surprise- so we'll see later 
what they have in store for us.
I'm sure it will be amazing!

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


Friday, September 19, 2014

A MERRY 'Seasonally Scattered'

Good morning!

Here is a quick post from Utah.
I'm having a fun time at Founders & enjoying spending time 
with so many friends sharing ideas & stamping.

Here is another snowflake card created using 'Seasonally Scattered'.
 'Seasonally Scattered' & 'Cheerful Tags'
cs:  Lost Lagoon, Whisper White
ink:  Lost Lagoon
other:  Lost Lagoon Ribbon, Dimensionals, 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Glue Dot

The outside edge is just the very edge of the Merry stamp that 
has the cluster of tiny snowflakes there.
Cool huh!!
We are headed out bright & early this morning to Kanab.
There we'll get to see & tour the manufacturing facility
& we'll get to eat lunch with the employees.
 When we get back from there late this afternoon &
we're off again- headed to Tucahn to see The Wizard of Oz!!
 I know we are going to have an amazing day!!!

 I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday too!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Here is my Founders swap!

Good morning from St. George, Utah.
We arrived yesterday afternoon & have enjoyed the time visiting with my friends.
I finished my swaps yesterday too with the help of-
LeeAnn, Dawn & Barb.
 'Cheerful Tags'
cs:  Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White
ink:  Island Indigo & Pool Party
other:  Paper Snips, Island Indigo Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals 

I'm just heading to bed....and getting up in a few hours to go on a walk.
Then I will spend the rest of my day here at the hotel 
working on upcoming class projects & visiting with friends.
Tonight is our Founders swap!
I can't wait to get 113 swap & see what awesome cards everyone else has made.

I hope you have a very special Thursday!!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A beautiful fall wreath hanging on a door!

Here is another card that everyone joining me for workshops this month got to make.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this wreath stamp set.
It is awesome that it is a 3 step stamping set & it is so easy to line up 
& then cut out with the coordinating framelits.
Pretty cool huh!
When I saw this new set at convention the first thing I said is that it will make 
an awesome fall wreath.
And that it does for sure!
But it also makes a beautiful Christmas wreath too-
that you can check out from one of my previous posts
'Wondrous Wreath', 'Woodgrain Background','Fall Fest'
cs:  Soft Suede, Crumb Cake & Naturals Ivory
ink:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede & Cajun Craze
marker:  Chocolate Chip
supplies:  Candy Dot Bases, Big Shot, Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Paper Snips, 
dimensionals, 1/2" Circle punch, Mat Pack, Fun Fall frameltis, glue dots

I made a sympathy card for a friend similar to this card a few weeks ago.
But it didn't have the pumpkins added onto it.
HERE is that sympathy card if you want to see it.
I have seen several different cards on Pinterest with these pumpkins 
& thought it was adorable!

WOW- yesterday was a really long day!
I finally got about 5 hours of sleep last night.
As most of you are reading this I'll be headed to the airport this morning.
I'm off to Founders in St. George, Utah.
I can't wait to see so many of my friends there & spend the next 5 days with them.
I am a huge home body though & already miss my family.
Hopefully I'll stay busy enough in Utah that I won't be too homesick.

Brayden helped us sell hogs last night.
Tonight he has a football game that I'm missing.
And Nathan has his Season Championship race in Osky tonight too that I'm missing.
Thankfully I'll be keeping updated on things with text messages from my family.

I HOPE you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

This weeks Weekly Deals- September 16-22, 2014!

My Little Monster.....

Here is a fun Halloween card using a new set 
from the Holiday Catalog- 'Freaky Friends'.
I am in a quarterly swap with my dear friend Robin
& this is the swap that I did.
 'Freaky Friends' & 'Ghoulish Greetings'
cs: Old Olive, Basic Black & Whisper White
ink:  Black Memento pad
Blendabilities Marker:  Old Olive
supplies:  Big Shot, Chevron Embossing Folder, Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder, 
Paper Snips, 2" Circle Punch, 2 2/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 
2 1/2" Circle Punch, dimensionals

Check out how this card is a diagonal fun fold!

I hope that my DoGiva Swap sisters like my swap!


Yesterday the boys & I were on the go all morning.
We went to visit my mom & my Aunt Virginia.
Then went to the recycling center & home to get lunch.

Last night Brayden & Nathan were here.
I stamped the night away- literally!
Gosh, it is morning & I haven't been to bed yet.
I've been working on my swaps & a few projects I needed to get done for Founders.

I'm headed in to get the boys soon.
Brayden will be here again tonight after school.
And tonight is my farmer night- helping Deke on the farm too.
I still have some more to do for my Founders swap & 
will have to pack when we get in tonight,
as I haven't started that yet either.
It will be another short night- as I head out bright & early
for the airport & St. George, Utah in the morning.
 I guess I will have to sleep on the plane.

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

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Merry Christmas Tree!!

Good moring!
Check out this cute Christmas card.
I love this tree stamp set & coordinating punch.
'Merry Everything' & 'Festival of Trees'
cs:  Real Red, Garden Green, Whisper White, Gold Foil
ink:  Garden Green & Real Red
supplies:  Big Shot, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Tree Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (Star), Real Red 3/*' Satin Ribbon, Glue Dot, Dimensionals


Lorrie & Chris had a great party yesterday!!!
We had a house full!!
Great company & yummy treats- along with 6 cute stamp projects!
What a great way to spend my afternoon stamping with everyone.

Deke is off to the office today & then home to do more powerwashing.
We are getting ready to get new baby piggies in next week.
I'm off to Manda's now to get the boys.
Brayden will be here after school too.
I promised him we'd make corn swags & decorate the yard for fall this afternoon.
Then tonight I'll be burning the midnight oil stamping!

I hope you have a WONDERFUL WEEK!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

A Snowflake Flip card!

Good morning!!
Here is a snowflake flip card made using the new 
Snowflake Thinlits Die.
 Isn't is beautiful!!
And check out the 'Letterpress' stamp set that coordinates with it.
Look at it when it is opening up!
cs:  Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Silver Foil
dp: All Is Calm Specialty Designer Paper
ink:  Lost Lagoon
supplies:  Big Shot, Snowflake Card Thinlits Die, 
Dimensionals, glue Dots
other:  Waxed Paper
Yesterday morning Brayden, Manda & I went to the Fall Fest in Sigourney
& bought pumpkins for our yard decor.
I then ran other errands while I was in town.
I came home to make lunch for our family.
It was nice to have everyone here.
Then I spent the rest of the afternoon & all evening cutting card stock.

I'm headed to a big stamp party today that Chris & Lorrie are hosting!
I can't wait to see everyone & spend my time stamping with them.

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

Saturday, September 13, 2014

A cute Halloween card with 'Freaky Friends'!

Good morning!
Everyone joining me to stamp this week will get to make this card.
I love this fun Halloween set.
And I love how the 1" Circle punch layers with our Hexagon punch.
What do you think!
Cute huh!
'Freaky Friends' & 'Ghoulish Greetings'
cs:  Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Basic Gray, Whisper White
dp:  Motely Monsters Designer Paper
ink:  Black Memento Pad
supplies:  1" Circle Punch, Hexagon Punch, White/Tangerine Tango Trim, 
Big Shot, Large Scallop Edgelit, dimensionals, glue dot
We had a great night of racing!!
It was cold & damp.....but we were all there to cheer Nathan on.
He won the Stock Car Main last night &
also is this years Columbus Junction Track Champ again!
Congratulations to him!
This morning Manda & I are off to run some errands.
Then everyone will be here for lunch today.
I will be making one of our favorite family meals-
Breaded Tenderloins & Cheesy Potatoes.
This afternoon/evening I'll be a card stock cutting machine.
Lorrie & Chris are hostesses tomorrow & they have alot 
of friends coming to stamp with us!
I can't wait to see everyone & share!
But I have alot to do between now & then.
I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Saturday!!
Happy Stamping!