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Monday, December 18, 2017

'Star of Light'

Here is a pretty card using the 'Star of Light' stamp set & coordinating Starlight Thinlits Dies.

I embossed the swirl in the background using Silver Embossing Powder.

The star is cut out with the framelits using Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer & Silver Foil paper.

I added a Rhinestone to the center of it for some added glitz!
stamp set:  'Star of Light'
card stock:  Pool Party, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
ink:  Versamark, Archival Basic Black
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Starlight Framelits, Rhinestone, Silver Metallic Thread, Embossing Buddy, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals
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I am off to pick up the boys & spend my day with the little ones.  Deke is off early to chore & head to the office for his weekly board meeting.  
 
Tonight when the kids are gone we are going Christmas shopping.  
 
I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Sunday, December 17, 2017

'Christmas Quilt'

Here is a cute non-traditional Christmas card.  I used the adorable Quilted Christmas DSP for the 3 little squares.  So there really wasn't much stamping done here.  Don't you think it turned out super cute!

I did shadow stamp the flower from the stamp set on the Blushing Bride card front.  I just didn't show up in the photo very well.  I got a swap from someone similar to this card, but I can't remember who it was & I can't find their card.  But the inspiration for this card did come from them. 
stamp set:  'Christmas Quilt'
card stock:  Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party
designer paper:  Quilted Christmas
ink:  Pool Party
other:  Paper Snips (to flag the ends of the strip), Rhinestones, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Layering Squares, Stitched Framelits (Oval), Dimensionals, Glue Dots

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Yesterday was a long & busy day.  Pigs, friends & stamping!!  I was just beat last night. 

This morning we are off to church.  I finally have a Sunday off of work & get to go.  Brody & Drake are in the Church Christmas program.  So my mom is meeting Deke & I there, along with the Seeley family of course.

This afternoon/evening I'll be a stamping fool.  I have lots to get done.

I hope you have a SUPER Sunday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Saturday, December 16, 2017

'This Little Piggy'

Oh how I LOVE 'This Little Piggy' stamp set!!  Check out this cute card that my demonstrator friend, Christy gave to me.  

I love how she stamped the mud spots on him.  He is just so stinkin' cute!
The fence is made using the Wood Textures DSP & the Classic Label punch.

The pig is stamped onto Blushing Bride card stock & fussy cut out using Paper Snips!

stamp set:  'This Little Piggy'
card stock:  Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
designer paper:  Wood Textures DSP
ink:  Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake
Blends:  Light Old Olive for the grass
other:  Big Shot, Standard Platform, Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder, Magnetic Platform, Stitched Framelits (Circle), Classic Label Punch, Linen Thread, Paper Snips
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Yesterday was a busy day with kids.  I burnt the midnight oil working on stamping things. 

I thought 'This Little Piggy' stamp set was very fitting to share today.  As this morning we are up early & outside at 5:00 to mark, sort & load hogs.  Later this morning I'll be meeting with some friends for coffee & then making calendars the rest of the day.

And tonight I'll be a stamping fool working on some cards using the NEW Occasions & Sale-a-bration stamp sets for a swap I'm in.  

Gotta run....
I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Saturday.  
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Friday, December 15, 2017

'Christmas Quilt'

Here is a pretty card using the 'Christmas Quilt' stamp set & coordinating Quilt Builder Framelits Dies.

The neat quilt stars along the outside edges are some of the Quilted Christmas Designer Paper.

I also use the coordinating Quilted Christmas Ribbon on it too!

I love this stamp set & all of the coordinating products!!  I think they are just all awesome!  
stamp set:  'Christmas Quilt
card stock:  Thick Whisper White, Real Red, Garden Green, Whisper White
designer paper: Quilted Christmas DSP
ink:  Real Red, Garden Green, Black Memento
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Quilt Builder Framelits Dies, Layering Circles Framelits, Standard Platform, Quilt Top Embossing Folder, Quilted Christmas Ribbon, Perfect White Accent, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
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Yesterday was a busy day with the kids.  And we ran some errands too!  All of the boys road the bus out after school too!  
 
Last night we picked up my mom & Aunt Virginia & went to the twins boys Christmas program at school.  They did a great job!  And afterwards we all went out to eat supper together.  I worked on stamping stuff late- when we got home. 
 
This morning Deke is off early to chore & has another meeting in Ottumwa to attend.  I'll spend my day with the kids.  And then spend my night stamping!  
 
I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE


Thursday, December 14, 2017

'Heart Happiness'- Occasions Sneak Peek!

Check out this traditional Heart card in Red, White & Black!

These hearts are from a new stamp set- 'Heart Happiness' & the words are from a new stamp set- 'Lovely Wishes'.  Both of them are in the upcoming Occasions Catalog that goes live on January 3rd.
stamp sets:  'Heart Happiness' & 'Lovely Wishes'
card stock:  Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
ink:  Real Red, Black Memento
other:  Black Shimmer ribbon, 2" Circle Punch, Starburst Punch, Metallic Enamel Shapes (heart)
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I good day with the kids yesterday.  Last night I got Brody, Drake & Deke's hair cut!  Hopefully in the next day or so I'll get the others done too.

This morning I'm off early, as Manda has another early meeting today.  I'll take the twins to school & then spend my day with the 3 little ones.  Tonight we'll be going to get my mom & Aunt Virginia & all go to the twins Christmas program at school.

I hope you have a very special Thursday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

August Calendar page

Here is my August calendar page.  I think it turned out super cute!!

More soon........
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Yesterday was a busy day with kids & then I had another calendar class & got home late last night.  Deke had a meeting last night & is off early this morning to chore & he is heading to Mt. Pleasant for another meeting down there. 

I'm off this morning to pick up all of the kids!!  And then I'll pend my day with the 3 little ones.  Tonight Susie's Hair Hut is open for business, so I'll be busy working there.

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

SUSIE

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

July Calendar page!

Here is my July calendar page!!  I added the sparklers along the edge from the hostess set called- 'Seasons of Whimsy' in the Holiday Catalog- pg. 3.

Of course you know I love sparkle......so I added the rhinestones in the centers of the sparklers too!

I think it turned out pretty cute!

stamp set:  'Seasons of Whimsy' & 'Bunch of Blossoms'
card stock:  Soft Sky, Whisper White, Pacific Point, Real Red
ink:  Pacific Point
other:  Rhinestones, retired oval punch, dimensionals
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Yesterday was a busy day with kids!  And then last night I burnt the midnight oil cutting card stock.  

Tonight I have my last calendar class.  So I'm up early this morning to get some more card stock cut before I head into town to get the boys.  Manda has an early meeting again today.

Gotta run......I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs!
SUSIE

Monday, December 11, 2017

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Here is my June calendar page!  I thought with Father's Day being on June 17th- that maybe I should make my calendar for this month a masculine one.  I love the way it turned out.  It is a great collage page.  And I love hearing many great comments about it when some of the gals were making it this past week.  So what do you think?  Do you like it too?

stamp set:  'One Wild Ride'
card stock:  Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Basic Gray
ink:  Archival Basic Gray
other:  Dimensionals, Best Badge Punch
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I have had a super busy past week of calendar classes & sharing with many friends!!  What a great way to end our stamping year together, with starting to celebrate all of the special days we have coming up & are looking forward to in 2018!  I have so enjoyed seeing, visiting & stamping with everyone!!! 

I am off early to get kids, as Manda has an early meeting.  Deke is off early to chore & head to his weekly board meeting.  I'll spend my day with the 3 little ones.  And tonight I'll work on stamping stuff!

I hope to get caught up on my past posts in the next day or so.  I've just been going 100 mph & haven't had much sleep......so hope to get caught up on that too.

Gotta run......I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Sunday, December 10, 2017

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Happy Shopping!!
Hugs-

SUSIE

May Calendar page

Here are LOTS of sneak peeks using upcoming Occasions Catalog stamp sets.

This is my May calendar page!

More on this soon.

I had 2 stamp classes today & I've been a card stock cutting fool.....still more to get done before I head out the door this morning at 7:30 am.  I have 2 more calendar classes today.


Gotta run....I hope you have a SUPER Sunday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Saturday, December 9, 2017

April Calendar page

Here is my April calendar page......  It is cute & spring like isn't it!

The words are a sneak peek from a new set in the upcoming Occasions Catalog!


I'll share more information in the next day or so with supplies, etc.

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It was another late night of stamping with friends making calendars.

And I have a house full coming again today to stamp all day, making calendars again!!!

AND I have LOTS to do yet before they all get here........
I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Saturday!! 
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-

SUSIE

Friday, December 8, 2017

March Calendar page

Well- those of you who know me, know that I like hot drinks- like coffee, hot tea & hot chocolate!  So this is another totally Susie card.  

This stamp set- 'Hug In A Mug' was one that I really liked the first time I saw it in the Holiday catalog.  I love the fonts, the words & the images in this stamp set!  This is just a great stamp set!

 *This stamp set, 'Hug In A Mug'- is a last-chance item and is available while supplies last. After January 2, 2018, it will no longer be available. 

I colored the mug in using my Light Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blend! And then I added some Wink of Stella to my marshmellows!

stamp set:  'Hug In A Mug'
card stock:  Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Real Red
ink:  Chocolate Chip
Stampin' Blends:  Light Cherry Cobbler
other: Basic Rhinestones, Retired Heart Punch, 1 1/2" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Wink of Stella
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Yesterday was a busy day with kids & then stampin' last night!!   Some of my friends ending up burning the midnight oil stamping with me!

This morning Deke is up early to chore & head to a meeting in Ottumwa all day.  I'll spend my day with the kids.  And then tonight I have Stampin' Night here at our home.  

I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Thursday, December 7, 2017

February Calendar page

Here is my February calendar page!!  I think it turned out pretty cute!!  I am just so excited for my Annual Calendar Classes this year!  

This page is a totally Susie card.....hearts & mittens & the words on this page are all things I love!

Check out the hearts along the bottom edge!!  They are a sneak peek from the upcoming Occasions Catalog.  They are in the stamp set called- 'Heart Happiness'.

The words are from the Holiday Catalog set- 'Hug A Mug'.

And the mittens are from the Holiday Catalog set- 'Smitten Mitten'.

stamp sets:  'Hug A Mug', 'Smitten Mitten' & 'Heart Happiness (NEW)
card stock:  Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
ink:  Melon Mambo
other:  Big Shot, Many Mittens Framelits, White Twine, Dimensionals, Glue Dot

How did I make the little circle dot on February 14th (high lighting Valentines Day)?  I used the eraser on then of a new pencil!  It works great! 
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Yesterday was a busy day with kids.  And then last night I burnt the midnight oil cutting card stock.  

This morning I'm off again.....will take the twins to school & then spend my day with the 3 little ones.  The 3 bigger boys will be here after school tonight, as they will be riding the bus here.
 
Then I have a few friends that are coming to make calendars tonight.  Our daughter-in-law Sarah & one of her friends (Brittany) are coming & they are both newbie stampers!  While they are here stamping I'm going to be cutting calendars for my stamp classes I have this coming weekend! 
 
Gotta run....
I hope you have a very special Thursday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Christmas Tags!

With the Christmas season fast approaching I thought I'd share some pretty Christmas Tags!
 
Aren't they cute!!  I used the 'Merry Little Labels' stamp set & coordinating Everyday Label Punch.  

I used the Merry Music Specialty DSP & the Merry Little Christmas DSP.  

I used an Aqua Painter & Old Olive ink, doing a water color wash onto Thick Whisper White card stock.  

stamp set:  'Merry Little Labels'
card stock:  Old Olive, Thick Whisper White, Basic Black
designer paper:  Merry Music Specialty DSP & Merry Little Christmas DSP
ink:  Archival Basic Black & Old Olive
other:  1/8" Circle Punch, Rhinestones, 7/8" Striped RIbbon, Jute Twine, Holly Berry Builder Punch, Everyday Label Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Banner Triple Punch

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Yesterday was a busy day with kids, baby piggies & burning the midnight oil cutting card stock!  

This morning Deke is early to chore & head to the office.  I'm off to take the twins to school & spend my day with the 3 little ones.  Tonight I'll be burning the midnight oil again cutting card stock, for my upcoming calendar classes.

I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!!
Happy Stamping!!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Occasions Catalog- SNEAK PEEK!

Last month in Utah, at our Stampin' Up! On Stage event,  I was honored for being #86 in the Top 100 Global Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.  This award is based on personal sales, recruiting & leadership.  And I very honored to also share that I ranked #32 in the US demonstrators!!  All I can say it that I am very grateful for all of you that stamp with me & let me share my love of stamping with you!!  It is because you stamping with me, that I earned these very special honors.

Stampin' Up! gave each of us a cute carry on suitcase with the Stampin' Up! logo & flowers on it.  It is very cute!!!  And on my suitcase when it came by UPS last week- was this beautiful "Congratulations" card!

Check out the card!!  It is made using my favorite new stamp set in the upcoming Occasions Catalog- called 'Petal Palette'!  There is also some new navy corduroy ribbon on it too!  I just love it all!!!  So stay tuned, as over the next few months I know I'll be using this new stamp set quite often!!  And I'll be sharing more super cool new products/projects too!

Again.......THANK YOU for letting me share my love of stamping with you!!
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WOW- we are off & running again today...kids, baby piggies & cutting card stock pretty much sums up my day & night!! 

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

Monday, December 4, 2017

RESERVE your Stamparatus TOMORROW- December 5th, 2017!

Did you miss out on reserving a Stamparatus stamp positioning tool on November 16th? If you did, you are not alone..... as the reservation window closed with in minutes due to the popularity of this amazing new stamping tool!!!  Well, I’ve got some great news for you!!!  Since the first Stamparatus reservation window reached its maximum number of reservations so fast, it proved it is a really hot new item!  Stampin’ Up! knows that we are all in LOVE with this new stamping tool and they couldn’t be more thrilled!!  In fact, since the response was so amazing, Stampin’ Up! has decided to make some important adjustments to the reservation process.
Stampin' Up! Stamparatus, Stampin' StudioAs was previously announced, the second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30 starting at 2:00 MT  however, during this reservation period Stampin’ Up! will take as many orders as they receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

Please note the following changes: 
  • Beginning March 19, Stampin’ Up! will ship Stamparatuses in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in our warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the December 5–30 window will ship on March 19 (as was previously announced).
  • In order to accommodate demand, limits have changed as follows: one reservation per customer and one per demonstrator.
  • Because we are not limiting the maximum number of reservations for the second window, we will not offer a third window. This is the last chance for you to reserve a Stamparatus before it becomes available in the 2018-2019 annual catalog.

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE STAMPARATUS- CLICK HERE!

Go to:  www.susiewood.stampinup.net  
CLICK HERE to to see how to reserve your Stamparatus starting on Dec. 5th, at 2pm MT through Dec. 30th, 2017!!  Reservations made during this time frame will be begin to ship on March 19, 2018 in the order they were reserved, so reserve early to ensure timely delivery!

'Cheers to the Year'

Each December at all of my monthly classes I have an annual tradition of offering everyone to come make 4x4 calendars with me for the coming year (instead of our usual monthly cards at classes).  I have been doing this for the past 14 years.  Many friends join me & make multiple calendars to give as Christmas gifts!  It is a great gift that has now become an annual tradition for many!!

Here is a sneak peek of my 2018 calendar page for January! 

stamp set:  'Cheers to the Year' & 'Snowflake Sentiments'
card stock:  Whisper White, Marina Mist, Dapper Denim
ink:  Dapper Denim
other:  1 1/2" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Clear Wink of Stella

How did I make the little circle dot on January 1st (high lighting the New Year Day)?  I used the eraser on then of a new pencil!  It works great!  
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Yesterday was a great day of stamping with everyone that joined me!!  Lori was our hostess!  She brought some yummy treats!!!  It was wonderful to end our year stamping with many that join me each month.  And we also had some join us that we hadn't seen awhile!  I love getting to stamp, share & visit with everyone.  

Today I'll spend my day with 3 little ones.  Tonight I'll be working on cutting calendars, for more upcoming classes that I have this week/weekend.  

 I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE



Sunday, December 3, 2017

'Wishes All Aglow'

Here are some cute Christmas lights in traditional Christmas colors!  They boys & I made a Count Down to Santa chain on Friday.  this is the stamp set we used.  I thought it turned out so cute, that I had to make a card using these lights too.  (I'll get a picture of the boys chain & share it sometime soon.)
I stamped the whole image in Smoky Slate.  Then on strips of Real Red & Garden Green card stock, using the Archival Basic Black pad, I stamped the lights & fussy cut them out with my paper snips.

stamp set:  'Wishes All Aglow'
card stock:  Real Red, Garden Green & Whisper White
ink:  Smoky Slate, Archival Basic Black, Real Red
other:  Big Shot, Standard Platform, Quilt Top Textured Embossing Folder, Classic Label Punch, Rhinestones, Real Red 1/8" Sold Ribbon, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
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I had a busy day yesterday- mostly cutting lots of card stock!!  But we did get to one of Brayden's games yesterday & they won!  He did a great job.  

I've been busy getting ready for today's calendar class with my N. Liberty group!!  I can't wait for everyone to see them!  I'm looking forward to spending our afternoon together stamping!!!

I've gotta run.....
I hope you have a SUPER Sunday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Saturday, December 2, 2017

A Hedgehog!

 Check out this cute Hedgehog!  He is made using the stamp set- 'Painted Harvest' in the Holiday Catalog on pg. 49.

My dear demonstrator friend- Christy Kimball, gave this card to me.  I love it!!  I've seen several Hedgehog cards, but this one is adorable!
stamp sets:  'Painted Harvest', 'Happy Birthday Gorgeous', 'Confetti Celebration'
card stock:  Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
ink:  Soft Suede
other:  Old Olive ribbon, Classic Label Punch, Big Shot, Layering Square Framelits, Stitched Square Framelits, Sparkle Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
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Today is a full day- stamping, basketball games & more stamping!!  As Brayden is in a BB tournament all day today.  And I'm glad that I finally get to go watch him play.  He has been playing BB for the 1 1/2 months, but every game he has, has been in a Sunday & I was gone every one of them for stamp classes. 
 
I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Saturday!! 
Happy Stamping!!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Friday, December 1, 2017

The YEAR END Stampin' Up! SALE STARTS TODAY- 12/1/17!!


Stampin' Up! is wishing 2017 a fond farewell by throwing a Year-End Sales Event in its honor! You'll be smiling over special deals on select retiring and surplus items while supplies last.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PDF of the SALE ITEMS!

The Year-End Sales Event will run from December 1, 2017, to January 2, 2018, and supplies are limited. 

Be sure to snag your favorite items before they’re gone! 

Check out the deals on my Stampin' Up! WEBSITE! 
Happy Shopping!!
Hugs-
SUSIE

'Add A Little Glitz'

It is a simple Christmas tree, but so pretty with Red Rhinestones added to it!!  I colored with using the Light Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blend.

The CUTE bow is from the 'Holly Berry Happiness' stamp set & the coordinating Holly Berry Builder Punch that are both in the Annual Catalog!
I also used the Be Merry DSP that is in the Annual Catalog too!

stamp sets:  'Add A Little Glitz' & 'Holly Berry Happiness'
card stock:  Garden Green, Whisper White
designer paper:  Be Merry DSP
ink:  Garden Green
Stampin' Blends:   Light Cherry Cobblerother:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Layering Circles Framelits (2 1/2" & 2 1/4"), Holly Berry Builder Punch, Rhinestones, dimensionals, glue dots
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Yesterday was another repeat of kids & stamping!!  And today is the same.  

I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Thursday, November 30, 2017

'Cheers to the Year'

Here is a clean & simple snowflake card!  Isn't it pretty!!  I love how the Foil Snowflake looks layered behind the circle snowflake.
Look closely & you'll see the Winter Wonderland Embossing Folder behind the Foil Snowflake too!

And this Year of Cheer Specialty DSP has pretty foil fold & silver snowflakes in it.  It is just gorgeous in person!

I used the Soft Suede ink pad here......and think it looks great with the Gold Foil Snowflake- don't you?

stamp set:  'Cheers to the Year'
card stock: Thick Whisper White, Whisper White
designer paper:  Year of Cheery Specialty
ink:  Soft Suede
other:  Big Shot, Standard Platform, Winter Wonderland Embossing Folder, Foil Snowflake, Banner Triple Punch, 1/8" Gold Ribbon, Dimensional, Glue Dot, 1 3/4" Circle Punch
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Yesterday was a busy day with kids, then I spent my night cutting card stock.  I have lots to get done before my calendar class this Sunday with my N. Liberty group!  My calendars turned out cute!!  I can't wait for you to see them.  I'll start posting them sometime in the next week or so.

This morning Deke is off early to chore & head to Ottumwa for 2 meetings he has down there today.  I'm off to run my routine with my kids!!  Tonight Masen & Ainslee will be here late, as Nathan & Brayden have BB practice again.  When they leave I'll be spending my night cutting card stock again!

I hope you have a very special Thursday!!
Happy Stamping!!!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

'Night of Bethlehem'

Here is an Eclipse card.  This is a clean, simple & pretty Christmas card.  And I used the beautiful 'Night of Bethlehem' bundle!

Check out how I popped up Mary & Joseph, riding the donkey.  I slid them over to the right a little bit, to show the Black Card stock layer under them, thus creating an Eclipse look.  

You can see a couple other Eclipse cards I have previously posted by clicking on these links.
Joy Eclipse card
Cat Punch card  
I sponged the sky here, using a rectangle mask that I cut out of card stock.  I then stamped the villages, words & the stars, using the Archival Basic Gray ink.

And of course I had to add some bling!  I cut the star out of the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.  And I added some sparkly rhinestones over some of the stars. 

stamp set: 'Night of Bethlehem'
card stock:  Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
ink:  Bermuda Bay, Archival Basic Black, Archival Basic Gray
other:  Big Shot, Bethlehem Edgelits Dies, Magnetic Platform, Rhinestones, Sponge, Dimensionals

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Yesterday was a busy day!  I am grateful that my mom & aunt Virginia came down to help me out with the kids, so I could go help Deke on the farm with our new little piggies.  The boys even decided they wanted to stay in the house with great grandma too.  So it sure made things go much quicker for us outside, with the piggies.

Last night I worked on stamping stuff!!!  

This morning we are off!!  Deke will chore & then head to the office at the courthouse for the morning.  I'm off to get the boys & take the twins to school.  I have some errands I need to run while I'm in town.  I'll then be spending my day with the 3 little ones.  And tonight I'll be stamping again!!

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

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

A Pizza Box with Quilted Christmas!


This Pizza box has (3)- 3"x3" cards in it, along with the coordinating 3x3 envelopes!  I used the Quilted Christmas DSP to decorate the box & the cards inside of it.

This was one of my Holiday Extravaganza projects for my class last month! I had it all bagged up for them to take home as their "take home make & take"!
Here are the 3 cute cards!!  I used the Stitched Felt Embellishments as the accent on each one of them, which are so pretty!
Here is the Holly & Berry one!
Here is the Christmas Tree one!
And here is the Star one!
Check out the words I used on the inside of each of them!

They are all super CUTE huh!!!

Which one is your favorite?


stamp set: 'Hang Your Stocking'- Annual Catalog- pg. 121
card stock:  Real Red, Garden Green, Whisper White
designer paper:  Quilted Christmas 6x6 stack
ink:  Real Red
other:  Pizza Box, 3x3 Envelopes, Stitched Felt Embellishments, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Real Red 1/8" Solid Ribbon, Paper Snips to flag the little banners
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Yesterday was a busy day with all 6 kids here.  We built forts, did lots of coloring, drawing, pasting & taping!  I think I should buy stock in scotch tape.  They like it about as much as I like dimensionals.  

Last night when everyone was gone I placed orders & did stamp bookwork. 

This morning I'm off early to go pick up Brayden, we'll go to the Seeley's.  I'll get the boys ready, feed them all & take the 3 big boys to school. I'll then bring Trey home with me & spend my day with the 3 little ones.  Masen & Ainslee will get to our house about 7:30 & Deke will stay with them until I get home about 8:20.  He'll chore before they get there & then go back out to work on the farm when I get home.  I am thankful he can help me out by doing this today!

Then my mom is coming down later today to help me with the kids.  We get baby piggies this later this morning.  (We were originally suppose to get them yesterday, but that got changed on the other end for us.) So I'll take the 2 little boys outside with me & my mom can stay in with Ainslee until we get done. 

Tonight I'll be a stamping fool!!!  I still have 3 more months to create for my calendar classes.  And then I have LOTS & LOTS of cutting to get done.

Gotta run.....
I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Monday, November 27, 2017

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An Elf- 'Festive Phrases'

This was another Holiday Extravaganza class project that I did last month.  I was focusing on using the NEW Stampin' Blends when coloring this little Christmas elf!

Check out the Perfect White Accents that I colored with the Light Old Olive Stampin' Blend too!
Clean, simple & cute!!  I think this little guy turned out super cute!

stamp set:  'Festive Phrases'
card stock: Old Live, Basic Black, Whisper White
designer paper:  Merry Little Christmas  DSP
ink:  Black MementoStampin' Blends:   Light Cherry Cobbler, Light Old Olive, Light Daffodil Delight
other:  Perfect White Accents, Big Shot, Layering Squares Framelits
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We had a busy weekend!!  How blessed we are!  Here is a fun picture of the kids visiting Santa.  
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 Trey, Santa, Drake, Masen, Brayden & Brody 

Look at these smiles!!  Everyone was super excited about seeing Santa, except for Masen.....he didn't want to get too close.  And Ainslee was asleep, so she missed out on being in the picture with all of the boys!

WOW- there is no school today!  And all 6 kids will be here all day!!  Now for me to see how creative I can be in figuring out things to keep them busy!

Originally we were suppose to get baby piggies in today, but that plan got changed last night......so tomorrow is now going to be baby piggy day!

Deke is off early to chore & head to the office for his weekly board meeting & then back home to work on the farm the rest of the day.  

Gotta run......I am off to pick up kids!  
I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Sunday, November 26, 2017

'Good Tidings'

Here is a pretty card that is a traditional one.  It has- Green, Red, Music & Holly leaves!!

This is another one of the cards I created for my Holiday Extravaganza last month.
stamp set:  'Good Tidings'
card stock:  Tranquil Tide, Real Red, Whisper White
designer paper:  Merry Music Special DSP
inks:  Tranquil Tide, Real Red
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Layering Square Framelits, Stitched Square Framelits, Tranquil Tide ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue Dot

This is a 2 step stamp set.  So I shadow stamped the holly leaves, using the Tranquil Tide as the only green ink.  On the more solid image part of the leaf I inked it, stamped it onto my grid paper & then stamped it onto the music DSP.  On the other stamp I stamped it full strength using the Tranquil Tide ink again.  
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Yesterday was a busy day with all 6 grandkids here.  We enjoyed a nice evening together with Deke's family celebrating his parents 50th Wedding Anniversary!  Afterwards, on our way home, we took the kids through the drive through Christmas Lights in Ottumwa.  And stopped in to see Santa Claus too!  And our night ended with a slumber party on our family room floor!!

Today will be another busy day with all of the kids here. 

I hope you have a SUPER Sunday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE


Saturday, November 25, 2017

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If you are one of my customers that attend my monthly classes, please email me so that I can place your order for you, or give you the hostess code for your December class!!  

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Happy Shopping!!
Hugs-
SUSIE

'Cheers to the Year'

Silver & White....it is a pretty card!  This is another one of my Holiday Extravaganza class projects from last month.

Check out the beautiful Foil Snowflake! 
And look at this gorgeous designer paper.....it is the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer paper!

stamp set:  'Cheers to the Year'
card stock:  Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Silver Foil
designer paper:  Year of Cheer Specialty DSP
ink:  Smoky Slate
other:  1 3/4" Circle Punch, Rhinestone, Foil Snowflake, Silver Ribbon, Silver Mini Tinsel Trim, Dimensionals, Glue Dot
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I had the day off of my daycare job & so I spent my day/night stamping yesterday!  I've been creating projects for my upcoming calendar classes.  I can't wait for everyone to see them.  I'll be posting them on my blog in the next couple of weeks.  They are turning out super cute!

We have a super busy day today!!  Nathan is getting honored in Omaha, Nebraska tonight for National Stock Car ranking.  We had originally hoped to get to go, but things kind of got changed.  So now Deke & I are staying home & we are keeping all 6 of our grandkids this weekend.  Nathan, Sarah, Manda & Steve are all going to the banquet in Omaha.  And then the 6 kids & us are going to Deke's parents 50th Wedding anniversary supper/party tonight in Ottumwa.  

I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Saturday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Friday, November 24, 2017

Basket of Pumpkins

This pumpkin basket is a flat pop up card.  It is one of my Holiday Extravaganza class projects that I did the end of October.  Didn't it turn out to be a super cute fall card.

I fussy cut out the pumpkins from the Painted Autumn designer paper.
 Here is what it looks like from the side view when it is standing up.

When it lays flat it fits perfectly into our medium envelope & is a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" size.  
I added a 4x4" white piece of card stock to the back side of it for the words & signature area.
The pumpkins are sitting in the basket from the 'Basket of Wishes' stamp set.

Here are the measurements & the supplies:
stamp set:  'Basket of Wishes'
card stock:
  • Crumb Cake- 4 1/4 x 8 1/2"- score 1/2", 1 1/2", 3" & 4"; 2" strip to stamp basket on & cut out with scissors
  • Early Espresso- 3 x 5"- score at 1/2" & 1 1/2"; 2 3/8 x 2 3/8"
  • Very Vanilla- 2 1/8 x 2 1/8"; 4 x 4"
  • Pumpkin Pie- 2 3/4 x 5/8"
designer paper:
  • Painted Harvest- 2 3/4 x 2 3/4"; 1 1/2 x 4 1/4"
other:  Burlap Ribbon, Scoring Tool, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Layering Squares Framelits, dimensionals, glue dots
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I hope to stay all day/night today!!

Have a FABULOUS Friday!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE