Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Occasions Catalog & Annual Catalog END TODAY- May 31st, 2017!

The 2016-2017 Catalog & Occasions Catalog RETIRING LIST is HERE!!

Click here to see it-

Be sure to get ordered whatever you want on the list, before they are gone forever- today is the last day- May 31, 2017!

More 'Confetti Celebration'

I told  you about 1 1/2 weeks ago that I would share this card & I finally got the picture taken of it last night.

This is the graduation card that I made the for the twins when they graduated from pre-school.  I thought it turned out is clean & simple!!  I know both of the boys were excited when I gave it to them & liked it!! 
Check out these RETIRING products- 
  • Party Animal Washi Tape
  • Medium Star Punch
  • 'Suite Sentiments' stamp set
  • Confetti Stars Border Punch
stamp sets:  'Confetti Celebration' & 'Suite Sentiments'-RETIRING
card stock: Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
ink:  Crushed Curry & Pacific Point
other:  Party Animal Washi Tape-RETIRING, Medium Star Punch- RETIRING, Confetti Stars Border Punch-RETIRING, Dimensionals

Here is a picture of Drake (red/gray shirt) & Brody (gray/blue shirt), with their teachers after their graduation ceremony on May 19th. 
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Oh how we love these little guys!!  I love their smiles in this pictures!!  It just warms my heart!  We are so proud of them!  And we are so blessed to have gotten to be here to care for them as they' have grown up.  I can't believe that they are going to be in kindergarten in August!  Where has the time gone?

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

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

'Confetti Celebration'

Here is another cute card using the 'Confetti Celebration' stamp set.  This stamp set is carrying over into the NEW Annual Catalog that begins on June 1st.

Check out how I cut strips of the DSP & used it.  You could also use Washi Tape like this too.  

This is card I made for a graduation party!

Some of the other projects that I used are on the RETIRING LIST.
  • Medium Star Punch
  • Pop of Pink Designer Paper (DSP)
stamp set:  'Confetti Celebration'
card stock:  Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White
designer paper:  Pop Of Pink DSP
ink:  Melon Mambo
marker:  Basic Black
other:  1 1/2" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Clear Wink of Stella, Medium Star Punch, Dimensionals
I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Happy Memorial Day!!

Thinking of all of the military men & women that have served our country!!!  Bless them all!
This is a clean & simple card!  I thought I'd share some new stamp sets from the NEW Annual Catalog today as a sneak peek!!!
stamp set: 'Wood Words' & 'Tabs for Everything'
card stock:  Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White
ink:  Night of Navy
other:  1 1/2" Circle Punch, Brights Enamel Shapes (Stars), Sending Love Ribbon (Real Red)- RETIRING, dimensionals, glue dots
I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!!
And a very special Memorial Day!
Happy stamping!!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Hello- 'Baby Bear'

I love this stamp set!!  This teddy bear is just adorable!!

My demonstrator friend Nicole, made this card as a swap for one of my team meetings I had.  I just had to share it with you!
stamp set:  'Baby Bear'
card stock:  Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette
designer paper:  Pop of Pink- RETIRING
ink:  Melon Mambo, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede
other:  Melon Mambo Baker's Twine- RETIRING, Sweetheart Punch- RETIRING, Big Shot, Happy Hearts Embossing Folder- RETIRING
Check out these other CUTE Baby Bear cards that I have made & previously posted on my blog!
Yesterday was a bitter sweet day as the Wood family was all together- except for us all missing Dan....which was so hard.  His Celebration of Life was very nice- the service, the luncheon & then our time together on the farm afterwards.  There were lots of fond memories shared throughout the day.  And the little kids all made some new fond memories together riding gators, crafting, fishing, playing in the bubble machine & playing in the puddles of water after the rain.  

Today we will just hang out on the farm with family again........enjoying our time with our family that is here from Pennsylvania, before they have to go back to their homes.  

I hope you have a SUPER Sunday!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Celebrate You!

Check out this cute card!  It is clean & simple! 

I made it using the 'Birthday Blast' stamp set that is in the Occasions Catalog on pg. 11.  

This stamp set is retiring on May 31st (or while supplies last only) & it is on SALE too!   This stamp set also has coordinating framelits to go with it!

Even though this is a birthday stamp set- it could be used for many other occasions too.  
  • Graduation
  • Father's Day
  • Retirement
  • Anniversary
  • Wedding
  • Baby
stamp set:  'Birthday Blast'
card stock:  Bermuda Bay, Silver Foil, Whisper White
ink:  Bermuda Bay, Archival Basic Black
other:  Rhinestones, Metallic Foil Doilies (Silver), Dimensionals

Thursday night we went to Deke's brother Dan's Celebration of Life Service, at their church in Decatur, Illinois.  It was a beautiful tribute to him!  It was very sad, yet very comforting.  My sister-in-law Sheryl is an amazing person & she did an awesome job with sharing about Dan & their life.  He was such a great guy & he is greatly missed.

We have enjoyed our time spent with Deke's family the past couple of days.  Thursday night we all stayed in the same hotel & many of us stayed up late visiting.  We had breakfast together yesterday (Friday) morning & then all headed out on our drives back to Iowa.

Last night Deke & I went to Brayden's ball game.  His team won!  Manda, Steve, their 3 boys, Aunt Kathy, Sarah, Nathan, Masen, Sarah's parents & Brayden's Papa Mark were all there too.  

After the game , Deke & I ran over to the What Cheer cemetery & cut down some little trees growing in the ditch.  We came home, ate a late supper, got some things done around the house & finally called it a night.  We were both beat!

This morning we are up early.  Deke is off to chore & I'm going to do some cooking.  We'll then head out the door, as this morning we're having another Celebration of Life for Dan, here in Sigourney at the church.  And we'll spend the rest of our day/evening with The Wood family!!  

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

Thursday, May 25, 2017

'Cool Treats'

I love this super cute birthday card!!!  This stamp set & DSP is just so cool!!!  I've used it tons!  It is a favorite of mine forsure. 

Woo Hoo!!  This stamp set- 'Cool Treats' is carrying over into the NEW Annual Catalog on June 1st! 

BUT this Tasty Treats Designer Paper is on the RETIRING LIST!  It is still available as when I'm typing this post.  It will be gone on May 31st or before if it sells out.

This is a fun layout using strips of DSP.  I've created several other cards that I've posted on my blog in the past few months- you can click on the links below to check them out!
stamp set:  'Cool Treats'- CARRYING OVER!
card stock:  Watermelon Wonder- RETIRING!; Pool Party, Whisper White
designer paper:  Tasty Treats- RETIRING!
ink:  Watermelon Wonder- SOLD OUT
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Layering Ovals Framelits, Striped Watermelon Wonder Ribbon- RETIRING; Metallic Enamel Shapes (star), Silver Foil Doiles, Dimensnionals, Glue Dots
Yesterday was a busy day with the boys!!  We went to the races last night.  Nathan was leading his head & the guys worked on the car & he started last in the main.  He went from the back to the front, was leading & ended up 2nd by 1/2 a car length.  

This morning I am busy getting everything ready, as Deke & I are headed out to Illinois to attend his brother Dan's- Celebration of Life Service.  We'll stay there tonight & head back home tomorrow.  Nathan will be doing our farm chores for us.
I hope you have a great Thursday!!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

'Wild About Flowers'

Here is a pretty card with lots of flowers!!  This stamp set is called- 'Wild About Flowers' & it is carrying over & will still be available in the NEW Annual Catalog that starts next week on June 1st.
 I have a bunch of flower that look like this that are blooming in front of my house!  So I thought this card was a perfect one to create & share.

stamp set:  'Wild About Flowers'
card stock:  Basic Black, Always Artichoke, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
designer paper:  In Color 2016-2018 12x12 Paper Stack (Sweet Sugarplum)-RETIRING
ink:  Sweet Sugarplum, Always Artichoke, Basic Black
other:  Big Shot, Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon- RETIRING, dimensionals, glue dot
Yesterday was a fun & busy day with the boys.  In the morning we went to What Cheer to play in the park!!  They had so much fun!  It was a little chilly.....we wore coats & hats & were on the go!  Yesterday afternoon we played outside some again too.

Last night we went to Brayden's ballgame.  They won & did a great job.  And then we ate supper with everyone at the Mexican place afterwards.  When we got home I finalize orders & stamped!

This morning Deke is up early to chore & head to the office at the courthouse.  He then has a meeting this afternoon.  

I'm off early to go pick up Masen (as Nathan has an early meeting) & then I'll head to town to pick up the other 3 boys & spend my day with all of them. 

Tonight we are suppose to race in Osky- so I hope Mother Nature is good to us & we get to do that.   It will be fun that we all will be able to go together tonight!  I hope Nathan has good luck!!  I am sure it will be a late night, as there are extra racing classes with sprint cars & truck races too, added to the regular race classes of cars! 

Gotta run.....
I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Yummy..... "Sweet Cupcake"!

This stamp set is so cute & fun!!  Check out this yummy cupcake.  I have only used this set a couple of times.....I need to use it more often, as it is easy to stamp & cut out with the framelits. 

Look closely at the frosting.....I added the clear Wink of Stella to it to make it shine!
stamp set:  'Sweet Cupcake'
card stock:  Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White
designer paper:  A Little Foxy Paper Stack- RETIRING
ink:  Archival Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo , Pink Pirouette
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Cupcake Cutouts Framelits, Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon-RETIRING, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Clear Wink of Stella, Owl Builder Punch (for the small heart)- RETIRING
Yesterday was a busy day!  It started out early with helping Deke on the farm with the pigs.  And then spending my day with my boys.  Last night when they went home I worked on catching up on my farm bookwork & finalizing orders from my classes yesterday.

This morning I'm off to go pick up the boys for the day.   Tonight I hope to get stamp stuff put away from my weekends classes, since I didn't get that far last night.

I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, May 22, 2017

A 'Day at the Beach'

Here is a bright & cheery summer time card that everyone joining me for my May monthly classes made!  It turned out cute!

This stamp set is 'Day at the Beach' & is on pg. 34 of the Occasions Catalog.  This stamp set is retiring the end of this month (or while supplies last only).

I had everyone stamp the images in the Black Archival ink & then color the images with the Watercolor Pencils & a blender pen.  They then added a Clear Wink of Stella over the top of them!

Check out the cool new Daffodil Delight Double Stitched ribbon!!  It is in the NEW Annual Catalog & you can purchase it beginning June 1st.

Here are the supplies & the measurements for this card-
stamp set:  'Day at the Beach' & 'Sunburst Sayings'- Both are RETIRING!  
card stock: 
  • Pacific Point- 4 x 5 1/4", 5 1/4 x 1 3/4"
  • Daffodil Delight- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2", 5 1/4 x 2", 4 1/4 x 3/4", 4 1/4 x 1 1/2"
  • Thick Whisper White- 1" strip- (to punch out beach images)
  • Whisper White- 4 x 5 1/4"  (inside of card)
designer paper:
  • Fruit Stand DSP- 4 x 1 1/4" RETIRING!
ink:  Basic Black Archival,
other:  Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens, 1 1/2" Circle Punch, Clear Wink of Stella, Glue Dots, Dimensionals
NEW:  Daffodil Delight Double Stitched Ribbon- available June 1st
Yesterday was a fun day stamping with everyone that joined me!!  It was fun with friends, yummy food & lots of cute stamping projects!!  

It was about 7:45 when I got home, as I met up with a couple of customers with their orders on my way home.  I was beat!  I finally called it a night about 10:30.

This morning I am a farmer & we are up early to mark, sort & load hogs.  I'll then hurry in to town & go pick up all of my boys & spend my day with them.  Hopefully the trucker isn't late.  As Deke has his weekly board meeting today too- so he needs to get his chores done too & in to shower & head to the courthouse. 

I hope the weather is nice today & we can play sure has been chilly & wet!  It has not been good weather at all the past few days. 

Tonight when the boys go home I will work on getting everything from this weekends classes all unpacked & put away (hopefully).

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

Sunday, May 21, 2017

A sparkly with 'Carousel Birthday'!

Wow!!  Check out this pretty sparkly card!! I love the Gold Glitter paper that I added here.  It just adds so much to the card. 

This is one of the cards that everyone stamping with me at my monthly May classes made.  It is a fun z  fold card too!

Check out the gold on the saddle & the pole.  I used the Gold Wink of Stella Pen to color them!
There are alot of products on this card that are retiring the end of this month!!  

stamp set:  'Carousel Birthday'
card stock:
designer paper:
I will update this post tonight or tomorrow with the supplies I used......

Yesterday was a busy day with stamping, a wedding/reception & cutting card stock!!  I burnt the midnight oil.  

I'm up early this morning to finishing getting things packed up, get my car loaded & I'll be headed out for my monthly classes that I have today in Hiawatha!  I'll have a morning class & an afternoon class.  Dixie, Kathy & Diane are my hostesses for today!!  We have a fun group of friends coming to stamp with us!  I am looking forward to my day with everyone- stamping & sharing!

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


Saturday, May 20, 2017

A flower using NEW In Colors!

Here is a sneak peek of a cute flower card, using the NEW In Colors that are available for you to order on June 1st.  

Check out-
  • New Powder Pink ribbon
  • New In Colors of card stock- Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink
  • New Embossing Folder- Oh My Stars
  • New stamp set- 'Colorful Seasons' 
  • New Ink- Tranquil Tide
I used the Envelope Punch board corner rounder & rounded 2 corners on each of these squares.
So which if your favorite NEW In Color gonna be?

Personally- I like them all!  But I really like the Lemon Lime Twist!!

Yesterday was a busy day!!  The twins graduated from Pre-School!  It was a really nice ceremony.  Their teacher did a great job!  The boys did a good job too!  And I can NOT believe that they have grown up so fast.  So much in my life changed when they were born.....and how blessed I am that I got to spend this time with them the past 5 1/2 years!  We had planned to have a picnic & play in the park, but it was cold & rainy- so hopefully the weather is good next week & we can do this to celebrate.  

I made them some cute graduation will share them sometime next week, as I need to get a picture of them. 

Last night I had a fun group that came to stamp with me at our home!  Great friends, yummy snacks & cute cards- what else!!!  It was a fun time had by all!  
The guys went to Columbus Junction to the mud & cold!  Nathan got 3rd in his heat & 3rd in the main.  

This morning I'm getting ready to have another stamp class here at our home & I'm looking forward to seeing everyone that will be joining me.  Then this afternoon/evening we have a wedding/reception to attend.  And I'll be finishing cutting card stock & packing up for my 2 stamp classes I have tomorrow, when I get home from there.

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

Friday, May 19, 2017

A beautiful lattice card, using the Succulents!

This is one of the cards everyone made at my May monthly classes.  It is a lattice fold & I just love how cool they look!!  I just think this is a stunning card!

When I first started stamping 17 years ago- this is one of the first fun folds that I learned to do.  I still have the pattern on how to make it & that is the same pattern I used at my classes too!

Check it out- I like adding the little strip of cardstock on the inside of the fold, so that is shows through & adds extra color to the card!

Here are some other cards I've posted doing this fun fold!  Be sure to click on them & check them out!
And yes- I used the 'Oh So Succulent' stamp set again, along with the coordinating framelits!  These are both just awesome!  And I'm so sad that they are both RETIRING!  They are just so versatile!! 

stamp set:
card stock:
I will get this updated with the supplies & measurements - probably tomorrow!
Yesterday was a busy day with the boys!  Yesterday afternoon while the 2 little boys were napping, Susie's Hair Hut was open & Brody & Drake both got their hair cut short- so they are all ready for summer!

When the boys all went home I burnt the midnight oil cutting card stock!!  Deke worked late on the farm & came in when it was dark.  Thankfully he helped me do some Big Shot cutting though!  

Woo Hoo- today is a crazy busy day!!   Deke is off to chore & I"m off to go pick up the boys.  I'll take the twins to pre-school.  Trey, Masen & I will come home & get Deke & we'll all head back to school for the twins pre-school graduation.  We'll meet Manda, Steve, Steve's parents, my mom & aunt Virginia & Deke's parents there for the ceremony.

Tonight when the boys go home I have a stamp class here at our home!!  I'm looking forward to seeing everyone coming to stamp with me!!

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

Thursday, May 18, 2017

A great guy card!

Check out this cute guy card!  This is one of the cards everyone joining me for my monthly May Stampin' Classes got to make!

It is a fun fold card!  The front flips up.
It is perfect for Father's Day, Graduation, a Birthday, etc.

stamp set:  'Urban District'- RETIRING
'Custom Tee'- RETIRING
card stock:  
  • Basic Gray-  5 1/2 x 7 3/4"- score 1 3/4" each end; 4 1/4 x 3"
  • Very Vanilla-  4 x 5 1/4" (for inside of card); 1" strip (stamp tie on); 2 3/4 x 4"
  • Delightful Dijon-  2 3/4" strip (to stamp shirt on)
designer paper: 
  • Urban Underground DSP-  5 1/4 x 1/2" (x2)- SOLD OUT!
ink:  Archival Basic Gray
Delightful Dijon- RETIRING
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platoform, T-Shirt Builder Framelits Dies- RETIRING, Urban Underground Washi Tape- SOLD OUT, Urban Underground Embellishment- SOLD OUT
Yesterday was a fun day with the boys.  Last night Susie's Hair Hut was open for business & I got Steven's hair cut!  I then burnt the midnight oil stamping!

This morning I'm off to go pick up all of my boys for the day!  I hope I can get the twins hair cut- as they have their pre-school graduation we'll see how our day goes.  Tonight when they leave I'll be stamping again.  I have lots of card stock yet to get cut.

Gotta run.....
I hope you have a very special Thursday!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

'Perfect Mix' - SO CUTE!

This is one of the cards everyone joining me for all of my May monthly classes made.  I think this whole stamp set is just so cute!!  And darn- but this is one of the stamp sets that are retiring the end of this month too!  So if you like it & you don't have it yet- you had better get it! 
Check out the NEW Old Olive Ribbon that I used here!  It is in the NEW Annual Catalog & it will be available on June 1st.

I chose these colors as they made me think of a mixing bowl that I have.  

Here are the supplies & the measurements for this card-
stamp set: 'Perfect Mix'-RETIRING
card stock:  
  • Basic Black- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"; 2" strip (for circle),  3x3", 4 1/4 x 1"
  • Pool Party- 4 x 5 1/4"; 2 3/4 x 2 3/4"
  • Whisper White- 2" strip (for circle), 2" strip (to stamp mixer on & fussy cut out with Paper Snips, 2 1/2 x 2 1/2" ; 4 x 5 1/4" (for inside of card)
designer paper:  
  • Tasty Treats DSP- 4 x 2" -RETIRING
ink:  Archival Basic Black
other:  Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens, Paper Snips (to cut out the mixer), Dimensionals, Glue Dots, 1 1/2" Circle Punch
NEW:  Old Olive Ribbon- 3"- available on June 1st!
Yesterday was a LONG day!  It started out early with pigs & then I had boys all day.  We played outside for about 2 1/2 hours yesterday morning & then we went out again for awhile yesterday afternoon.  When everyone was gone- I burnt the midnight oil working on stamping stuff.  

The guys went racing in Columbus Junction for a special race there.  Nathan got in a wreck in his heat race; they checked things out while under the caution & he ended up getting 2nd place.  He started 9th in the feature & he finished 4th. 

This morning I'm off to go pick up all of my boys.  I'll take the twins to pre-school & then spend my day with Trey & Masen.  Tonight we are suppose to race in Osky, but it sounds like we might get rained out.  I will be home cutting card stock either way though.....this is just a crazy busy week for me.  

I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Check out these hot air balloons!

Wow- this stamp set is one that will still be available, as it is carrying over into the new Annual Catalog!!! Yeah- I'm happy about that, as I really like it. 

Check out the balloons on this card!!  Don't you love how they are floating in the clouds.  Deke's co-worker, Mike, has a hot air balloon & it is on Deke & my bucket list to get to go for a balloon ride yet sometime this year!  I hope it works out!  I'll keep you posted!
stamp set:   'Lift Me Up'
card stock:  Whisper White, Island Indigo, Pool Party
ink:  Smoky Slate, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Up & Away Thinlits Dies, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Yesterday Trey & I ran errands in the morning.  We went to visit my mom & my aunt Virginia.  We got home around noon & made lunch.  When Trey went home I went outside to help Deke with the pigs.  Brayden rode the bus here after school, so he rode his motorcycle up by the hog lot.  And Nathan was here to help Deke & me with the pigs.  When I got in last night I made supper & worked on bookwork the rest of the night.  

This morning we are up early at 5:00 to mark, sort & load hogs.  I hope the trucker is on time!!  I'll then go pick up the 4 boys & spend my day with all of them.  

Tonight the guys are going to Columbus Junction for a special race.  I'm staying home- as I have tons of card stock to get cut for this weeks classes. 

I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Yummy- Ice cream!!!

Wow- those of you that know me very well know that I love ice cream & I eat it almost every day! (Yes- really!)  So this card is very fitting for me!

The DSP on this card is on the retiring list & it is just so super cute!!  It is still available to purchase as right now & it is on sale too!  WOW!

The sheet of DSP with the cherries & strawberries on it is one of the specialty sheets in this package & it is raised up like it is clear heat embossed!  And yes- this polka dot Pear Pizzazz/White DSP is also in the Tasty Treats DSP package. 
This base of this card is Watermelon Wonder.  It is one of the 2015-2017 In Colors that is retiring.  As of right now- the Watermelon Wonder card stock, set of markers & this stripped Watermelon Wonder ribbon are still all available!

stamp set:  'Cool Treats'- this stamp set is carrying over into the NEW Annual Catalog
card stock:  
  • Watermelon Wonder- RETIRING
  • Whisper White
  • Pear Pizzazz
designer paper:  
  • Tasty Treats- RETIRING
inks:  Watermelon Wonder- SOLD OUT, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Frozen Treats Fraemlits Dies- carrying over into the NEW Annual Catalog, Stripped Watermelon Wonder ribbon- RETIRING, Layering Ovals Framelits, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Yesterday was a busy day!!  I spent my morning cooking & we went up to Deke's parents to have lunch with some of his family.  When we got home I worked in the yard- planting flowers & pulling weeds until it was too dark to see any longer.  

Nathan, Sarah & Deke went to Vinton racing.  Nathan won his heat & he he also won the main!!  Woo Hoo!!  I wish I would have been there, but I have a crazy week & I needed to be at home trying to get things done.

This morning Deke is off to chore early & head to the office for his weekly board meeting.  I'm off to go pick up the boys.  I'll take the twins to pre-school & spend my day with Trey.  We are going to run errands this morning & go visit my mom for awhile too.

Tonight when the boys are gone home I'll be a farmer helping Deke sort pigs.  After we get in, I will be working on bookwork all night- as I have tons to catch up on!

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

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Some MORE sneak peeks!!!

This is a card that I made for a monthly swap that I am in.  I used alot of NEW Annual Catalog products here.  

Check out the NEW products that I used-
  • The stamp set- 'Oh So Eclectic'.
  • The punch- Pretty Label.
  • The designer paper- "Color Theory" 6x6 Paper Stack.
  • The card stock- NEW In Color- Berry Burst.
  • The ink pad- NEW In Color- Berry Burst.
  • The marker (for the stem)- NEW In Color- Lemon Lime Twist.
  • The ribbon- NEW In Color- Berry Burst.
These are all NEW products in the NEW Annual Catalog that goes live to customers on June 1st!
stamp set:  'Oh So Eclectic'
card stock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Berry Burst- NEW
designer paper:  Color Theory 6x6 stack- NEW
ink:  Archival Basic Black, Berry Burst- NEW
markers: Black Journaling Pen  (to make the little dots) & Lemon Lime Twist- NEW
other:  Berry Burst Ribbon- NEW, Pretty Label Punch- NEW, White Perfect Accents, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, 1 1/4" Circle Punch

Isn't this new designer paper cool?  It looks like a paint sample swatch!!  I love it!

Are you as EXCITED about the NEW Annual Catalog as I am?
We had a busy & long day yesterday!!  I was totally shocked & amazed at all of the thousands of people that came to walk in the JDFR in Des Moines yesterday morning.  It was a beautiful day!  We were getting hot & tired by the end of it though.  We stopped to eat lunch together on the way home in Pella.

Here is a picture of us at the end of our walk! 
Deke drove to Osky & left his car on our way to Des Moines, so he came right home to work on the farm & I got groceries & a few things.

I came home, put groceries away & planted a few of my flowers.  We then all headed to Bloomfield to race!  Nathan won his heat & got 5th place in the main- he started 9th & it was just one groove with no where to pass.  It was late when we got home. 

This morning I'm up early & will spend my morning in the kitchen cooking!  We are having lunch at Deke's moms & I'm doing the ham balls & grapenut muffins.  We'll eat with his family & then I plan to spend my afternoon/evening- planting flowers & stamping!!  The guys are going to Vinton racing.

I hope you have a VERY SPECIAL Sunday!
Happy Mother's Day to all of you mom's out there.

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Here is a BEAUTIFUL card!!

Here is a BEAUTIFUL card using the Succulent Framelits Dies, along with the So Detailed Thinlits Dies & the 'So In Love' stamp set!  

I chose the colors of Night of Navy & Whisper White- but you could use any colors to design this card with & it would be stunning!

This is one of the cards everyone joining me for my May monthly classes will be making!

I just LOVE the layout, the colors, these cool thinlits & the cool framelits too!!
How did I add the white color to the edges of the Night of Navy flower?
I just lightly rubbed the edges of the flowers directly onto the Whisper White Craft Ink pad!  

stamp set:  'So In Love'- RETIRING
card stock:  Night of Navy, Whisper White
designer paper:  Floral Boutique DSP- SOLD OUT
ink:  Night of Navy, Craft Whisper White
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, So Detailed Thinlits Dies-RETIRING, Succulents Framelits Dies- RETIRING, 1 1/2" Circle Punch,  Dimensionals, Metal Rimmed Pearls
  • You can see another card that I made using this So Detailed Thinlits Dies by CLICKING HERE!
  • Check out the different cards I have made using the Succulents Framelits Dies by clicking on theses links-
Check out the inside of the card- I used the coordinating washi tape- Floral Boutique, which is NOW SOLD OUT.  But this still gives you a great idea to use any designer papers & coordinating washi tapes together like this. 
Yesterday was a busy day!  The 2 little boys & I went to H&M & bought some flowers.  We were outside almost all morning.  We planted flowers for Sarah & Deke's mom for Mother' Day gifts.  I now need to find time to go buy more flowers for myself, Manda & my mom & get them planted.  

After school all of the boys were here for just a little bit together & they had fun playing together outside!!  Uncle Steve was pitching balls to Brayden & he was hitting them! 

We then had ball practice & races too.  Nathan won his heat & got 2nd in the main!  I didn't end up making it to the races, as ball practice lasted longer than we thought it would.  So I came home & worked in the yard again until dark. 

Today is a special this morning all of our family is up early & doing something that is very dear to our hearts!  We are headed to Des Moines for us to do the JDRF Walk for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  We have several family members that are Type 1 diabetics.  Our grandson Brayden; our nephews- Matt & John; Sarah's mom; Sarah's boss & my cousins- Karen & John.  So we are walking together as Team 52 for this great cause.  

Here are the family members walking today- me, Deke, Sarah, Nathan, Brayden, Masen, Manda, Steve, Brody, Drake, Trey; Deke's sister Darci; our nephew Josh & his family- Kacie, Collyn's, Coleson; Sarah's parents- Doug, Julie & Sarah's boss. 

If you'd like to donate to this foundation- below is the link:
Our Team 52 has met our goal, but the foundation as whole has not met theirs.  All donations go directly to JDRF! Bless Manda & her family; my sister-in-law Sheryl; our niece Stephanie & her family & our nephew Josh & his family for their donations to our Team 52 group! 
 JDRF One Walk

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

Friday, May 12, 2017

Some BEAUTIFUL Succulent Flowers!

Check out these BEAUTIFUL Succulent flowers that are in this pot!!  

This pretty card was created by my team member Dawn Klein.  She is an awesome stamper!  We have totally different styles- but I always love her creations!  This card has some of my favorite colors in it.  It is a clean & simple layout- but it is stunning!
This stamp set & coordinating framelits are retiring!  But they are still available!  I think they are so cute!  And Succulents are just so popular right now too!

Notice how she used 1 3/4" Circle Punch & cut a little bit off of the top of it to make the pot!  

stamp set: 'Oh So Succulent'- RETIRING
card stock:  Crumb Cake, Perfect Plum, Mint Macaroon- RETIRING, Whisper White
ink: Archival Basic Black
markers:  Old Olive, Perfect Plum, Mint Macraoon- RETIRING
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Succulent Framelits Dies-RETIRING, Dimensionals, Linen Thread. 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Embossing Folder- SOLD OUT
Yesterday was a busy day with the boys!  We played outside & enjoyed the beautiful weather.  While the 2 little boys took naps, the twins & I made Mother's Day cards for Manda.  They had fun & did a great job!! 

Last night Susie's Hair Hut was open for business.  Both Masen & Brayden now have new hair cuts!  After the boys went home I worked in the yard until almost dark.  

This morning I'm off to go pick up the boys.  I'll take the twins to pre-school & run some errands while I'm in town.  I'll spend my day with the 2 little ones.

Tonight we have ball practice.  And races in Columbus Junction.  Hopefully we will make it to both of them.  

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

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Check out the NEW 2017-2019 In Colors!

Here are the 5 NEW 2017-2019 IN COLORS!

These colors will be available starting June 1, 2017!

Which one is your favorite?

I sure have had fun creating with them.  At first I wasn't sure about some of them.....but they are totally different than any other colors we currently have.  And they all go great together!!  

I love green & purple & pink....and the Lemon Lime Twist is my favorite!!
I am off early this morning to pick up all of my boys for the day!  Tonight I plan to work in our yard until dark!

I hope you have a wonderful Thursday!!
Happy Stamping! 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A cute Daisy tag!

These are the name tags that I made for everyone's bags for my Spring Fling.   The New Daisy Punch- that is available on June 1st for customers to order- worked just perfect!  The Daisy's are bright, cheery & Spring like!  
I used the Brights Designer Paper Stack.  The colors of the 3 different flowers are- Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango & Rich Razzleberry.
I used the Scalloped Tag Topper for the tag base, punched out 2 of the Daisy Flowers & layered them together- adding a 1/2" Daffodil Delight Circle Punch to the center of it.  I wrote everyone's names on their tags using the Cucumber Crush marker & tied the tags onto the bags using the Cucumber Crush ribbon.  

Oh my- the flu bug has hit our family.  Sarah was sick on Monday, Nathan was sick yesterday & I got sick last night.  It is a monster bug- that is forsure....I am hoping it it short lived.  I haven't had the flu this bad in years.  So I'm home alone today & praying I am better soon.  And I pray that no one else gets it either. 

Deke left early this morning to chore, headed to the office for a couple of hours & then he has a meeting in Mount Pleasant this afternoon.  

Tonight we are all suppose to go racing in Osky.....but it is now we'll see what the day brings.  

THANKFULLY our corn fields were all planted yesterday!!  So that is one less thing to worry about getting done & it was perfect timing with the rain we are getting today.  
I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A beautiful Daisy card- sneak peek!!

OH my gosh......I love this card!  It is totally a "Susie" card!  This is a sneak peek......

I designed this card for a swap I did with some demonstrator friends from all over the US & Canada. I hope they liked it!  Do you like it? 
This card is designed with a-
  • NEW stamp set- 'Daisy Delight'
  • NEW punch- Daisy Punch
  • NEW Clear Faceted Gems 
  • NEW designer paper- Delightful Daisy, 
  • And they are all in the New Annual Catalog that goes live on June 1st, 2017!!!  
Here are my piles of pieces as I was putting my cards together!
Check out how I folded these punched out leaves in half & then added a 1/2 dimensional to the back of them to make them pop up!
Woo Hoo!!!!  They are done!!  And I'm so happy with how they turned out!

NOTE:  I created a card for my monthly May classes with this exact same layout & it is super cute too!  Be sure to check back next week & see it!  

stamp set:  'Daisy Delight' &
card stock:  Old Olive, Daffodil Delight & Whisper White
designer paper:  Delightful Daisy
ink:  Old Olive, Daffodil Delight 
other:  Daisy Punch, Clear Faceted Gem, 1 1/4" Circle punch, Bloom Builder Punch (leaf), dimensional, Glue dot
Today I'm up early to walk & I'll then spend my day with 4 of my boys!!  I am hoping the weather is nice enough & we can play outside!!  I have lots of yard work that needs done too!  Tonight when the boys go home I'll be working on stamping stuff for my upcoming monthly classes I have this month!

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