Saturday, February 28, 2015

All Blendabilites Markers are currently not available!

Stampin' Up! is experiencing quality issues with our Blendabilities Markers.  ALL item numbers have been turned off for them- this includes Blendabilities Sale-A-Bration item numbers too.  At this time, backorders for Blendabilities will not be filled either.   I'm so sorry to have to share this sad news with you & I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

NOTE:  The Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (item #132708) and the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad Refill (item #133456)- ARE STILL AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE.

Stampin' Up! would not have turned off these item numbers unless it was absolutely necessary.  Quality & satisfaction is very important to them!  I will keep you updated as I get more information on this matter.

***For all of you that have ordered the Blendabilites Markers for my upcoming All Occasions Card Class the end of March- I have checked your Blendablities & all of them are fine & work great!  I also have all of them already for you- if you have already turned in your registration form & money to me.  For any of you that plan to attend this event- the Blendabilites Markers will not be an option for you to get at this time.  

If you have any questions- don't hesitate to contact me. 

Some 'Painted Petals'

Here is a quick card I made last night with some left over pieces laying on my stampin' table.  I really like this stamp set.  These flowers are so pretty!
stamp set: 'Painted Petals'
card stock:  Whisper White, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
ink:  Daffodil Delight & Old Olive
supplies:  2 1/2" Circle Punch, Daffodil Delight 1/4" ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Spring Flowers Embossing Folder
We had a busy day yesterday running errands.  The boys were troopers.  We did go to McDonald's  for lunch & much to our surprise we ran into my mom & Aunt Virginia there.  Poor Deke had a long morning, as he had a broken curtain on the finisher he had to fix, so we didn't get to leave quiet as early as we had planned.  I felt so bad for him as it was a bit cold day with -12*.  Thankfully the wind wasn't blowing- so that helped tons.

I spent last night working on stamping stuff.  I got some basket of supplies from my last class put away & got supplies & things laid out so that I can create for tomorrow's class.  I was up bright & early this morning to start creating.....and I'm praying that I have good mojo & things just click.

A dear friend Jenny, her mom & her sister are coming this morning for a couple of hours & we are going to design her wedding invitations.  I think that Manda & Trey are going to try to make it out to help us too.  Manda is Jenny's personal attendant & the twins are going to be ring bearers.  So I'm looking forward to getting to help too.  I warned them that they were going to see stamp stuff everywhere when they got here, as I wasn't going to quit & hide things to make my house look clean.  Jenny has seen stamps everywhere before- so she won't be surprised. 

When they leave I'll get back to creating for tomorrows class.  Joyce is our hostess & we have a big group coming!!  I'm looking forward to seeing everyone.  Gotta run.....

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

Friday, February 27, 2015

You Made My Day!!

Woo Hoo!  It is Friday!!
Here is another card created with the This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection= one of the Sale-a-bration choices.  This is a bright & cheery card.....and it makes me think of Spring, which by the way is only 21 days away now. 
These flowers & colors of- Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, & Canjun Craze make me happy!  How about you?
My webinar is done & I think it went well.  I enjoyed working with Andrea at SU! on things for my presentation at Leadership & my webinar.  I hope all of the demonstrators that got to listen to it learned something new & can share some things with their customers & teams.

We had supper late last night.  Bless our son Nathan for making fajitas for us.  They were yummy!  I got caught up on a few things- but didn't get any actual stamping done.  I was beat & finally decided to call it a night a little before midnight.

I'm off to pick up the boys here soon.  Trey was a little off yesterday & I'm praying that he doesn't have an ear infection.  We might be making a trip to the dr today.  We'll see how he slept last night.  The poor little guy!!

Deke is home to work on the farm today for a change-  no meetings!  We are hoping late this morning we can run to Osky to pick up our taxes & get them sent, as farmers have to have theirs filed by March 1st.  Maybe the boys will get a treat & we'll talk Papa into eating at McDonalds & then head home for their afternoon naps.

Tonight I have to burn the midnight oil stamping!  I have tons to do!!  I pray I have lots of energy & good mojo.

Jenny is coming tomorrow morning with her mom & sister & we're gonna figure out wedding invites for her & Clint.  I'm looking forward to seeing them & getting to help out with making invites for their special day!

Steve has been gone all week for work training.  I know that there are 3 little boys & Amanda too- that have been home sick & missing their daddy!  We are all glad he'll be home this evening.

Gotta run.....
I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A clean & simple card

Here is a quick has been a busy week here!  I made this heart card for an upcoming wedding I have.  There is alot of cute products here from the Occasions Catalog.  

stamp set:  'Hello Life'
card stock:  Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
designer paper:  Stacked With Love Paper Stack
ink:  Black Memento Pad
supplies:  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (small heart), Big Shot, Happy Hearts Embossing Folder, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

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Oh what a winter wonderland it is outside here again.  We got some snow yesterday/last night.  Luckily we didn't get as much as they predicted.  

School got our early yesterday due to the snow.  So I took the boys back to their home & we waited on Manda to get there.  I then came home & spent the rest of the afternoon working on trying to get my computer to be compatible with a program that I need to use tomorrow for a presentation I'm doing.  Right now I'm not a fan of modern technology- that is forsure.  I then burnt the midnight oil working on stamping stuff.  I had several boxes of stamps to sort & bag up.  Now I need to get them delivered to everyone.  Deke worked late on the farm, catching up from being gone all day to that meeting.

I am off to pick up the boys after bit.  We had a 2 hour delay- so I'm working on stamp stuff until it is time to head out the door.  I will have a full day with the boys & then tonight I'm doing a live webinar with Stampin' Up! sharing my Leadership presentation.  After I'm done with that I'll be a stampin' fool!  As I have a big class on Sunday to plan & get ready for.  

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

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A cute BUNNY!

 Here is a cute little Easter Bunny!  Doesn't he look happy!  Love his little dance he is doing.  
This is a fun & simple card that I used the Blendablities on to color him with.

stamp set:  Happy Easter Bunny
card stock:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede & Whisper White
ink:  Black Memento & colored with various colors of blendabilites
supplies:  Calypso Coral Seam Binding Ribbon, Oval Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Glue Dots

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Last night was my farmer the time I got in, showered, answered emails & got supper I was done in.  I should have been stamping- as have lots to do for upcoming workshops.  So- tonight I'll have to find some extra energy & burn the midnight oil.

I'm off to pick up the boys here soon.  Deke headed out early this morning for Des Moines for a meeting.  

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

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Check out these cards!

Here are some close up photos of the cards I shared in January with you that I made using the cards from the Sale-a-bration choice- This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection.
The Project Life products were designed for memory keeping.
But they do make awesome cards too!

You can see my original post HERE!

Paper Pumpkin is on SALE!

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For the first time ever, Stampin' Up! lowered the price of our 3 month prepaid subscription. During Sale-A-Bration (now until March 31) you can save money and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-a-bration products too!

Why did they choose to discount the 3 month subscription? Because all good things come in threes! Here are three things I know you'll love.
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 How Does It Work?
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  2. You'll go to and enter the redemption code.
  3. You'll start enjoying your monthly Paper Pumpkin project kit the very next month! 

This weeks "WEEKLY DEALS"- February 24- March 2, 2015!

Thanks so very much!

Here is a quick post.....sharing another quick card make with the Sale-a-bration set- 'Simply Wonderful' & the This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection.  I like how simple it is to make cards with the cards in this memory keeping kit. 
stamp set: 'Simply Wonderful (SAB)
card stock:  Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
ink pad:  Tangerine Tango
other:  Best Year Ever Accessories (SAB) ribbon, Decorative Label Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection (SAB)
Deke picked up Brayden from school & Sarah picked him up about 6.  So the boys were all here last night & had a fun time playing together.  Even Trey tries to keep up following the big boys.  Steven is out of town all week for work & Manda had a late meeting- so she & the boys ate supper with us & then went home.  I then worked on stamp stuff the rest of the night.

I'm off this morning to get the boys.  Brayden will be here after school again & get to help us on the farm.  Yes- tonight I'm a will be out helping Deke sort & load hogs from 4:30 until about 6:30.  We pray that the semi is on time & everything just clicks, as Deke has a meeting tonight in town about 7:30 to attend.  And I'll be burning the midnight oil again stamping.

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

Monday, February 23, 2015

Woo Hoo! There are 4 more NEW Sale-a-bration items added beginning March 1st!

Beginning March 1 through March 31st- there will be 4 more NEW items added that you can earn for free!  With every $50 you spend during Sale-a-bration time you get to choose one Sale-a-bration item for FREE.  
Above is a sneak peek of an adorable card created with one of the new Sale-a-bration sets called- 'For Being You'!
The other 3 items are:  'Nature's Perfect' stamp set; In Color Accessory Pack & Sheer Perfection (6x6") Printed Vellum.  All are shown below on the new flyer. 
CONTACT ME if you have any questions about this exciting news!
Bonus March items added for Sale-a-Bration 2015…Stampin’ Up!® #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stamp Your Art Out!

Do you have a stampin' addiction?  Would you like to get a discount? Then you should be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my Iowa Inkers team!  Click HERE to contact me & find out how!

Happy New Baby!

I've had a couple of friends have grand-daughters lately.  This is the card that I made for them.  I LOVE coloring with the Blendablities.  Here I used the new Pink Pirouette assorted set.....cute huh!
Check out the little embossed dots here on the background.  I sponged Pink Pirouette Classic Ink over the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Paper out of the Sale-a-bration Mini Catalog.  With a $50 order from now through March 31st- you can get this Irresistibly Your DSP as one of your free products.

stamp set: 'One Tag Fits All'
card stock:  Whisper White, Pink Pirouette
designer paper:  Irresistibly Yours (SAB)
ink:  Pin Pirouette & Black Memento 
blenablities markers:  Daffodil Delight & Pink Pirouette
other:  Subtles Candy Dots (Pink Pirouette), White Organdy Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, sponge

*I hand cut out the shapes of these tags.  This tag stamp set does coordinate with the Note Tag Punch- which is the size right between these to 2 images above.  

*I stamped this tag onto Pink Pirouette Card Stock, using a Pink Pirouette Classic Ink Pad & then colored every other stripe on this tag with darkest shade in the Pink Pirouette Blendablities Assortment.
Yesterday I got alot done- not as much as I had hoped to or need too get done though.  I did get Steven's hair cut.  And then Nathan, Sarah & Brayden stopped to visit a few minutes last night.  I spent my day/night a stamping away.  

This morning I am off to pick up the boys to spend my day with them.  Deke was up bright & early to chore & is headed to the office for a board meeting.  Brayden will be here after school to get to play with the other boys tonight.  When everyone leaves I'll be burning the midnight oil stamping.

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

Sunday, February 22, 2015

It's your day!

Here is another This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection card creation.  This is a free product that you can get during Sale-a-bration with a $50 order.  The original intent for these cards is to be used for memory keeping.....but I made a whole set of 24 cards with them.  You can see them in my original post HERE!

stamp set: 'Big On You'
card stock:  Whisper White
ink:  Rich Razzleberry
supplies:  This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection
Deke & I had a nice visit & supper with my friend Donna & her husband John last night.  We got groceries & home at a decent time to watch a movie & go to bed early for a change.

I actually have the day off today!  I plan to be home all day.  Susie's Hair Hut is open to get Steve's hair cut.  And then I have LOTS of stamping that I need to get done.  I got several things checked off of my list to do yesterday- but still have tons more to get done today before I can go to bed tonight.  

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

Saturday, February 21, 2015

A clean & simple bouquet!

Here is a clean & simple card using the Occasions Catalog set- 'Love Is Kindness'.  This time I decided to lay them down on their side like they were in a bundle.  Isn't it a striking bouquet!
stamp sets:  'Love Is Kindness' & 'Petite Pairs'
card stock: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Strawberry Slush
ink:  Black Stazon
markers:  Strawberry Slush, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Smokey Slate
other:  Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Linen Thread, dimensionals, Simply Scored Scoring Tool
I'm off this morning to run errands- post office, recycle center, bank, etc.  Then home to work on sorting stamp orders & getting caught up on stampin' stuff that I didn't have time to do this past week.

Tonight we are going out for supper with our friends- Donna & John to celebrate my birthday.  I'll deliver stamps along the way!  We'll then pick up groceries & things while we are out & about.

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

Friday, February 20, 2015

You Brighten My Day!

Woo hoo!  It is Friday!  
Here  is the last of my 6 cards that everyone got to make at my February classes.  It is an easel card using the Sale-a-bration set- 'You Brighten My Day'. 
Check out this little house.  I colored it with the Blendabilities Markers & then punch it out using the What's Up Punch (that is arrows).  Pretty cute huh!

stamp sets:  'You Brighten My Day' (SAB), 'So You' (the cloud) & 'A Dozen Thoughts'
card stock:  Pool Party, Hello Honey, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Whisper White
designer paper:  Best Year Ever (SAB)
ink:  Black Memento Pad
supplies:  Hello Honey Quilted Ribbon, What's Up Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (small heart), Dimensionals, Glue Dot
Blendabilities Marker Assortments:  Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight

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Last night Deke & I took my car into his buddy Terry's to have it worked on.  We visited with him & his wife Missy for awhile in their shop.  Then home to get supper & I worked on Stampin' stuff orders.

I'm off this morning to pick up the boys.  Deke is on the farm all day- so we are looking forward to him being home to eat lunch with us.  Tonight I'll be working on Stampin' stuff again.  I have lots to catch up on. 

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

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Us with our BOYS!

Brayden, Papa holding Trey, Drake, G'ma & Brody

This was taken at Nathan & Sarah's house the other night when 
we went there for my birthday supper.

Another Butterfly card.....

This beautiful butterfly card was one of my February class cards.   I just love it!  And I think it was probably the favorite of many that came to my classes this month too.  

Honestly I'm not usually a huge butterfly image lover- but this stamp set & coordinating framelits is definitely one of my favorites in the Occasions Catalog.  This stamp set & framelits come in a bundle (which saves you 15% when purchased together) or you can purchase each of them separately.
stamp set:  'Butterfly Basics' & 'Something Lacy'
card stock:  Crumb Cake, Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla
ink:  Garden Green, Elegant Eggplant, Crumb Cake
supplies:  Big Shot, Butterflies Thinlits Dies, Magnetic Platform, Basic Pearls, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Extra Large Oval Punch
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This card is similar to the one I made for my friend Judy's birthday.  SEE IT HERE!

I burnt the midnight oil last night working on tax bookwork.  I'm gaining!!!!  I am ready to be done.  I am in the mood to stamp & have lots I need to be getting ready for upcoming stampin' classes.

I'm off to pick up the boys this morning.  It is another frigged day out....oh the joys of winter, living in Iowa.

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

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Some pretty spring flowers!

Here is another one of the cards everyone made at my February classes.  It is bright & Springy & uses alot of new Occasions Catalog products.
This is a fun 'window' type card.  Check out the new Spring Flowers Embossing folder.  This is a clean & simple card.  

stamp set:  'Painted Petals'
card stock:  Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
ink:  Old Olive & Daffodil Delight
supplies:  Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, Spring Flowers Embossing Folder, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2 Way Glue Pen, Daffodil Delight 1/4" Cotton Ribbon, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Dimensionals & Glue Dots
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I had a great day yesterday!  My mom & Aunt Virginia stopped to visit us yesterday morning.  Then my mother-in-law & father-in-law stopped by this afternoon & brought me a birthday cake.   And then last night Sarah & Nathan had us come to their house for supper. 

I'm off this morning to pick up the boys.  Deke is off to the office this morning at the courthouse.  Tonight the guys are working in the shop & I'll be wearing my other hat working on farm bookwork for tax stuff.

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

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

This weeks "WEEKLY DEALS"- February 17-23, 2015!

A pretty box bouquet!

Woo Hoo!  My dear friend Teri Alberhasky made this awesome birthday box for me!  Yep- black roses & all.  So guess what that I'm how old?  

I just love it!  She is so talented!  What an awesome surprise it was when she gave it to me.  Bless her!
There is alot of SU! supplies used here.  Check out the Spiral Flower (rose) die; the Perfect Prints Numbers Die; the Hearts Collection, Word Bubble & Chalk Talk framelits; the 'Just Sayin' & 'Chalk talk' stamp sets; Red Glimmer Paper, Silver Shimmer Paper, Designer Paper, etc.

I'm off to pick up my boys & come back home.  Deke will be gone most of the day to meetings.  My mom & Aunt Virginina are going to stop down this morning & visit us for awhile.

Tonight Brayden will be here after school & then our whole family is going to Nathan & Sarah's home for my birthday supper.  Brody loves 'Taco Tuesdays'- so that will be our menu! 

I'll be wearing one of my other hats again tonight & burning the midnight oil again doing farm bookwork for tax stuff...I'd rather be stamping! 

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

Monday, February 16, 2015

A beautiful Bouquet!

Here is a beautiful bouquet!  I just love this card!  Wow- check out these red tulips.  They are just breath taking.  There were often red tulips found in a vase in the window seal in my grandma Cox's kitchen window when I was growing up!  What a precious memory that is to me.

This is one of the cards everyone made at my monthly card classes the past week. 
stamp set:  'Love Is Kindness', 'Dictionary' & 'Petite Pairs'
card stock:  Basic Black, Real Red, Very Vanilla
ink pad:  Black Memento
Blendabilities Marker assortments:  Old Olive & Cherry Cobbler
supplies:  Very Vintage Buttons, Scalloped Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Real Red 1/4" Cotton Ribbon

Check out this fun fold!  
The Basic Black card stock measures:  5 1/2 x 8 1/2"- score @ 2 1/8" & 6 3/8"

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WOW- what a fun day of stamping we had yesterday!  I enjoyed sharing my day stamping with many of you that could join me.  

I'm off soon to pick up the boys & spend my day with them.  Tonight I'll be burning the midnight oil wearing another hat working on farm tax stuff, after I'm done entering stampin' orders from this weekends classes.  

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

Sunday, February 15, 2015

It is the 'Best Day Ever'!

Here is one of the cards I created for my February monthly card classes.  This color combination is one of my favorites.  It just reminds me of Spring & my Grandma Cox, whom I think of often & miss greatly.  

Check out some of the products used here that are from the Occasions Catalog & the Sale-a-bration Catalog.
Don't you love the white leaves on the top of this is the embossed resist technique using the Sale-a-bration Irresistibily Yours Specialty Designer Paper.  Isn't it pretty!!  And oh so easy!!  Just rub ink over this embossed white specialty designer paper with a stampin' sponge & an ink pad.  You can then make it any color you want!

(This is also my swap card that I made for Carol's monthly group- so if you are in this swap group- you could be getting this card.)

stamp set:  'Petal Potpourri' & 'Best Day Ever' (SAB)
card stock:  Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, 
designer paper:  Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP (SAB)
ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder & So Saffron
other:  Big Shot, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Flower Medallion Punch, Wisteria Wonder Seam Binding ribbon, Tea Lace Doilies, Stampin' Sponges, Ornate Tag Topper Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dot, Stampin' Sponges

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We had a great time with family yesterday!!  We enjoyed seeing our nieces- Stephanie & Michelle, sister-in-law Sheryl & great niece Katie.  We visited them yesterday morning & got to enjoy the kids all playing together.  It was so cute watching them play hide & seek.

We then took our kids out for lunch for Valentines Day at the Mexican Place in Sigourney.  Then we went back up to Deke's parents for the rest of the afternoon/evening & enjoyed our time together with family there.  We got to celebrate Katie's 3rd birthday with her last night before they all head back to Philadelphia/New Jersey this morning.  We are so glad they came to Iowa to visit all of us!!!  Katie told Uncle Deke that he needs to get horses before she comes to visit again. LOL- I doubt that happens, as he is not a horse lover, but it sure was cute listening to her tell him all about it. 

This morning I'm headed out early.  I have a stamp class this morning & then another one this afternoon.  I can't wait to see everyone & spend my day sharing & stamping!

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

Saturday, February 14, 2015

"Happy Valentines Day"!!

Woo hoo!  Wishing you all lots of love on this special day dedicated to LOVE!  "Happy Valentines Day" to each of you!!  Today is my last day of sharing heart cards with you.  In the coming days I'll share the remaining 5 cards that everyone joining me for my monthly classes made, as so far I've only shared one of them.

We had a busy day yesterday.  Sheryl & Katie came down to visit the boys & I yesterday morning.  It was so cute to see Katie & the boys playing together!  Then Brayden & Sarah were here yesterday afternoon a bit, as school got out early.  Again the boys had fun playing with each other.  Then last night I burnt the midnight oil stamping.  This morning I'm up bright & early to make the boys their Valentines gifts.  Then we are off to Deke's parents to visit family.  I'll finish things up for tomorrows workshops when we get home.

I just had to share the gifts I made for the boys & Katie.....

Sending lots of love & blessings your way.....