Friday, February 5, 2016

Here is a "sneak peek" at one of my monthly February class cards!

Here is the link if you'd like to vote for Nathan again!  
You can vote for him once a day until February 9th!
Scroll down to STOCK CAR & click on Nathan Wood! 

Oh wow!  I love this card!!  

This is one of the cards I created earlier this week for my upcoming February monthly classes!  Isn't it just stunning!!  And usually I don't give sneak peeks this early in the month showing class cards, but I just had to share this one with all of you!!  There is just alot of cool things about this card that I totally love!!

stamp set:  'Flowering Fields' & 'Hardwood'
card stock:  Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Whisper White
designer paper: Wildflower Meadows
ink:  Archival Basic Black & Crumb Cake
markers:  Crushed Curry, Old Olive
other:  Scoring Tool, Bow Builder Punch, Owl Punch (for the small circle in the center of my bow here), Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Clear Wink Of Stella Pen
Photographs are sooo hard to actually be able to see the little things here.....but if you look real close here you can see these cool things:
  • I used the Clear Wink of Stella on the flowers to make them sparkle! 
  • I used the Hardwood background stamp over the top of the flowers & rubbed real lightly, using Crumb Cake ink.  Honestly- I wish I had pushed a little harder & made it a little darker....but you can still see it (especially on the card in person).
  • Did you notice the fun pleated fold I did here too?  This is a technique that I learned awhile back that my stampin' sister Lyssa shared!  It too just added a little fun focal point to the card.
  • And of course I can't forget to mention the adorable little bow!  This Bow Builder Punch is a favorite of mine & I don't use it often enough.  But it sure does add just that little "extra wow" to a card doesn't it!
So.....I hope you are a local stamper that can join me to stamp at one of my February classes this month so that you get to make this card (plus 5 other ones too) with me!

My day started earlier than normal yesterday & ended later than normal.  Manda took all 5 boys home with her after she got off work, as Nathan was referring & Sarah had a meeting last night after she got off of work.  I then headed outside to help Deke on the farm all evening with the piggies!  It was so COLD....that wind was really wicked.  It was late when we got in & we were both beat.  I had hoped to get another card created for my February monthly classes, but I ran out of steam by the time I got my shower taken, supper made, dishes done, toys picked up, etc.

I'm off early this morning to pick up all of my boys again for the day.  Deke is home to work on the farm this morning & then he has another meeting this afternoon.  Tonight when the boys all go home we'll run to town to church for a visitation of a friends mom.  Mary was also my 5th grade math teacher & she attended our church.  She was a great lady- a one of a kind.  When we get home from there I'll be making a pan of cookie bars & a macaroni salad to take into the church in the morning for Mary's funeral dinner, as it's my rotation to be on the funeral committee.  I'll then burn the midnight oil stamping & creating cards for my monthly February classes!  I pray that I have good mojo & get alot done.

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


  1. Awesome Susie! Congratulations! This project is one of my most popular pins this week and is being highlighted on my blog today. Thanks for sharing. Kylie xx

  2. THIS is one of the most fun, prettiest cards i have ever CASEd in my 13 years of being a hobby demo. i changed only two little things: i used a texturz plate on the card base plus instead of the bow on the narrow band across the middle, i used the oval shape strip from the (old, retired) tasteful trim die (for the c/s i used textured old olive). but my fav part was stamping (lightly, as you said) the hardwood background on the top of the card. i could barely barely barely see that you had done that on your card. and so used just a tiny bit more pressure when i stamped. PERFECT!!! and that BG stamp made the whole card just a standout!!! as in, superlative!!! thanks for sharing your project with all your readers!!!

    1. Thanks so much!! Glad you liked it & I inspired you! Happy Stamping!

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