Tuesday, February 28, 2017

'Timeless Tags' Thinlits Dies- I LOVE IT!

WOW- this thinlit is just beautiful!  I love it!!!  Isn't this card just stunning!!

This is a clean & simple card.  I just sponged different colors onto these pieces.  Cool huh!

For my birthday a few weeks ago, a dear friend of mine (Andrea) sent me a card, used this thinlit & did a similar coloring with it.  I loved it so much I came ups with this card!
It looks like spring!!!  It may be clean & simple, yet it is very elegant!!

So what do you think?  Let me know!  

stamp set:  'That's the Tag'
card stock:  Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
ink:  Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Crushed Curry
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies, New Standard Platform, Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Calypso Coral Thick Twine, Dimensionals, Glue Dot, Sponge Daubers
Yesterday was a busy day with all of my boys!  Last night when they went home, Deke worked late on the farm & I tried to get caught up on laundry, cleaning & things around the house!  It was late when we ate supper.  I was just beat last night. 

This morning we are up early & on the go!  Deke is headed out to chore & I'm off to go pick up the boys for the day.  We'll be heading right for the hog house this morning too.  We get baby piggies in, so we will be working on the farm helping Deke today!  The boys are excited!  And I think that the weather is going to be really nice too- thankfully! 

I have no clue what the rest of the afternoon/evening will bring.  We need to pick up our taxes & I'm patiently waiting to have them call us to go get them- as farmers have to have their filed by March 1st.  When we go to do that I have some stamps to deliver along the way & some other errands to run too!  

 I also have TONS of stamping to do tonight!  My March is jam packed with lots of stamp classes.  I still have creating & cutting to get done for them!  

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

Monday, February 27, 2017

'Avant Garden'

Here are a lot of flowers!!!  I randomly stamped them all over this card front!
Doesn't this card make you think of spring?  

I added the black stamen to the flower centers!  And then the words are stamped onto a stitched oval framelit.  I fussy cut out one of the flower to pop it up!

stamp set:  'Avant Garden'
card stock:  Mint Macaron, Calypso Coral & Whisper White
ink:  Archival Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flaming, Peekaboo Peach, Mint Macron
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Paper Snips Dimensionals
I stamped all day yesterday!!  I had good mojo & got alot done!  I still have stamps everywhere....

I'll be a stamping fool again tonight after the boys go home.

This morning Deke is off early to chore & head to the office for his weekly board meeting.  I'm off to go pick up all of my boys for the day!

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

Sunday, February 26, 2017

A fun fold 'Hey Chick'!

I did paper piecing with designer paper here on this hen!  

I stamped this hen onto a piece of designer paper & then fussy cut it out with scissors.

This is also a fun fold card too!
This is what it looks like from the front with it opened up!  
Here is what the back side looks like!

Here are the supplies & measurements-
stamp set:  'Hey Chick'- SAB choice= FREE with a $50 order!
card stock:  
*Basic Black- 2 of 5 1/4 x 1 3/4; 3 1/2 x 2 3/4"
*Crumb Cake- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"- score- 2, 3 1/8, 5 3/8, 6 1/2"; 2 1/2 x 2 1/2"
*Very Vanilla- 2 1/4 x 2 1/4"; 2 1/2 x 1/2"; 5 1/4 x 2 for backside to stamp words onto
designer paper:  
*Urban Underground DSP- 2 of 5 x 1 1/8"; 2 of 1 1/2; x 2 1/4"; strip to stamp hen on & cut out
ink:  Archival Basic Black
other:  Simply Scored Tool, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Paper Snips
Yesterday I spent my day stamping!!  Last night Deke & I ran to Albia & had prime rib for supper.  It was late when we got home & we called it a night.
I plan to spend my whole day stamping today too!
I hope you have a SUPER Sunday!!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

It's a Step Block BABY CARD! is a fun fold pink baby card!!  I just LOVE IT!

It is a Step Block fun fold!  I made one of these years ago.  But wow- making it into a baby block card with this stamp set is just the perfect combination!

I started playing with this 'Bookcase Builder' stamp set the other night.  You see my other 'Bookcase Builder' baby card HERE!

I think this card just turned out so cute!  It will be one of the fun fold cards that I have everyone make that comes to my Spring Fling Stamp Camp in April!  They will get to make 2 of them.  I'll have everyone make a pink one & a blue one too! 
Check it out......this is what it looks like from the top side!   Isn't it neat that it is actual blocks!
And it even lays flat to put into an envelope & mail!  

I put the "Congratulations" words on the bottom & thought that would be a good place to sign it too!

Wouldn't you love to get OR give a cute baby card like this one?

stamp set:  'Bookcase Builder'
card stock:  Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Whisper White

ink:  Crumb Cake
marker:  Blushing Bride
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Layering Squares Framelits, Blushing Bride 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Simply Scored Tool
Yesterday was a long day!  We started out really early yesterday morning selling hogs.  And then I spent my day with the 2 little boys.  After school the twins came too & we kept the 3 Seeley boys for the evening.  We played games & watched a movie together.  And then played more games!  I think playing checkers was probably the most exciting part of the night!  Drake & Papa are both very competitive!  We took the boys to their home & put them to bed in their own beds & stayed with them until Manda & Steve got home.  This way everyone got to sleep in their own beds. 

Today I'm home for the day & will spend it STAMPING!  I have tons to get done!!  I have lots of stamping classes coming up in the next 2 weeks to plan & get ready for.  
Deke will chore & then spend the whole day helping Nathan in the shop, working on the race car.
Oh my.....what a difference 48 hours makes in the weather!  We went from 70* & no coats, to snow boots & winter coats again!  Our grass is covered with a white dusting of snow!  So I guess today is a great day to be home & stay inside to stamp!

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

Friday, February 24, 2017

Monster from 'Yummy in My Tummy'!

So......I knew when I saw this 'Yummy in My Tummy' stamp set in the Occasions Catalog I was going to have to have it!  I knew that the boys would love it!  And of course they did- especially Drake!
I made this little monster card for all 5 of the boys for Valentines.  It is a stand up easel card.  And they all have their cards standing up in their rooms!  

You can see other cards I made using this same easel card layout by-
**CLICKING HERE- 'Special Reason'
I thought it was fitting to punch out the word HUGS, using the Sweetheart Punch.  

And the words that I punched out with the Classic Label punch say-"love you lots" on it & they are from the 'Sealed With Love' stamp set!

Notice his horns & the pads on his hands.....I colored them using the White Chalk Marker!

stamp set:  'Yummy in My Tummy' & 'Sealed with Love'
card stock:  Real Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
designer paper:   Sending Love 6x6 paper stack
ink:  Archival Basic Black
other:  White Chalk Marker, Sweetheart Punch, Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Classic Label Punch, Glue Dot
Yesterday was a busy day with all of the boys!  We didn't get to play outside.  It wasn't very warm.   So we did lots of coloring, cutting & reading!

When the boys went home last night I helped Deke outside with the pigs.  He then had a late meeting last night  in town & I worked on stamping stuff.

We are both up early this morning to mark, sort & load hogs, as the semi is to be here at 5:00 a.m.  Deke will be home all day to work on the farm.  Yeah- he doesn't have any meetings today!  He'll be here to eat lunch with the boys & me. 

I'll be heading in to pick up the boys & take the twins to preschool.  I'll then spend the rest of my day with Trey & Masen.  Tonight the 3 Seeley boys will be here.  We'll take them home at their bedtime & stay with them there, until Manda & Steve get home tonight.  

Gotta run....
Wishing you a FABULOUS Friday!!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Another 'Special Reason' easel card!

Here is one of the cards that everyone joining me at my February monthly classes got to make this month!  It is a fun easel card!  

Check out the glittery big flower!  And check out the Blushing Bride sequins I added to the center of the flower too, to add sparkle to them!
I used the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper in the annual catalog.

I chose the colors of this card, to coordinate with the Falling in Love Designer Paper. 

NOTE:  I used Blushing Bride card stock.  When I first designed this card I used the Blushing Bride ink pad & stamped the flowers onto the card stock.  The next morning the Blushing Bride stamped flowers had faded tons & you could hardly see them!  So I stamped over the top of them using the Sweet Sugarplum ink onto the Blushing Bride card stock & Iloved the look!
Flower card- (Available in a BUNDLE)
'Special Reason'- #142899 (w)= $28.00 or #142902 (c)= $20.00- Occasions Catalog- pg. 42
card stock:  Blushing Bride S (24)- #131198= $8.00- pg. 171  4 1/4 x 5 1/2"; 3 1/2 x 1/2"; 2" strip
Sahara Sand N (24)- #121043= $8.00- pg. 170   2" strip;  3 3/4 x 3 3/4"
Very Vanilla N (40)- #101650= $9.00- pg. 170   9 1/4 x 4"; 3 3/4 x 3 3/4"; 2 1/2 x 2 1/2"; 1" strip
Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper (2- 12x12)= $5.00- pg. 175   2 1/2 x 2 1/2"
designer paper: Falling In Love= $11.00- Occasions Catalog- pg. 52   4 x 1"
ink:  Sweet Sugarplum IC- #141418= $6.50
other:  Stylish Stems Framelits Dies- Occasions Catalog- pg. 42= $31.00
Magnetic Platform- #130658= $40.00- pg. 190
Precision Base Plate- #139684= $25.00- pg. 190 
Big Shot- #143263= $110.00- pg. 190
Classic Label Punch- #131491= $18.00- pg. 186
Blushing Bride Sequins- #138400= $5.00- pg. 178
Very Vanilla Lace Trim- #141672= $7.00- pg. 179        4 1/2"
Tear & Tape Adhesive- #138995= $7.00- pg. 182
The boys & I ran errands in the morning & played outside!  We came in to eat lunch & went back outside to play a little again before their naps!  When Masen went home last night I worked on entering orders & working on things in my pile of things to get caught up on.  The guys worked late in the shop.

This morning I'm off to go pick up the boys for the day!  Deke is off early to chore & then he'll be headed to Ottumwa for 2 meetings.  Tonight when the boys go home I'll go out to help Deke sort hogs in our outside lots. Deke then has a meeting later tonight in Sigourney for our Belva Deer Hotel committee.  And while he is there I'll work on unpacking stamp boxes from this months classes.  Hopefully I get alot done. 

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

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

'Special Reason' flowers!!

Here is an other fun easel fold card!  

I love these colors together!!!  I used Old Olive & Sweet Sugarplum!  I shadow stamped the 2 little flowers here.  How did I do that?  I inked the stamp, stamped it off onto my grid paper before I stamped it onto my Whisper White card stock- so that theses 2 little flowers are a shade lighter in color than the big flower. 

This is a card that I created a couple of weeks ago for a monthly swap that I'm in with some demonstrator friends.  The should have gotten their cards in the mail last weekend.  I hope they all liked it! 
I wanted to make the center of the flowers have some type of "pop out" look to them.  The center is a little different shaped, so I couldn't add our White Accents or Pearls to the centers of them.  So I decided to try adding our Fine Tip Glue to the center of the flowers.  I know I'd heard that our Fine Tip Glue is similar to our retired Crystal Effects that we use to have.  YEP- it worked great!  I am glad I tried it!  I just made sure that I let them dry for a few hours before putting the finished cards into my clear envelopes.  I will be forsure be using our Fine Tip Glue on other things I stamp in the future to add a glossy shine to them!
This is what the card looks like when it is standing up, as an easel!

So what do you think?  Didn't it turn out pretty!  I just love it!  It is a totally 'Susie' card. 

You can see another card that earlier this month, where I used this same fold!  

stamp sets:  'Special Reason' & 'All Things Thanks'
card stock:  Old Olive, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White 
designer paper:  Succulent Garden DSP
ink:  Sweet Sugarplum, Old Olive
other:  Classic Label Punch, Dimensionals, Fine Tip Glue, Succulent Garden 3/8" Ribbon, Glue Dot

What are the Measurements?
  • Old Olive- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"- score at 4 1/4" & 1 1/4"; 4 1/2 x 3 3/4"; 1" strip
  • Sweet Sugarplum-  4 1/4 x 3 1/2"; 5 1/4 x 1"
  • Whisper White- 4 x 3 1/4", 5 1/4 x 2 3/4" (for inside)
  • Succulent Garden DSP- 5 1/4 x 1"
Yesterday was a fun day with the boys.  The weather was beautiful & we played outside!  This weather is amazing for February!  Hopefully Mother Nature isn't just teasing us.  I pray that we don't get any more snow or ice until next winter!  
Susie's Hair Hut was open to give Deke a quick hair cut (as it was long over due).  And then Masen hung out with G'ma all evening.  As Sarah & Deke both had meetings & Nathan & Josh were in the shop.   I worked on sorting boxes of stamps that came & placed a few orders too after Masen went home.

This morning Deke is off to chore early & head to the office for the morning.  I'm off to go pick up the boys.  I'll take the twins to pre-school & then spend my day with Trey & Masen.

Tonight I hope to start working on putting away things that are in boxes from my classes that I had this month.  I guess we'll see how late I have boys & how much I get accomplished!

I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

3 NEW Sale-a-bration items just added!!

Click here to see the New Sale-a-bration flyer!

Learn more about these 3 NEW Sale-a-bration items!
  • Reverse Words- #143316 (wood) or ##143319 (clear) 
  • 6x6 Glimmer Paper- #143831-Bermuda Bay, Mint Macron & Sweet Sugarplum
  • Make a Medallion- ##143274 (photopolymer only)