Thursday, May 31, 2012

Fancy Flower- GOING!

Oh my gosh.......our internet has been down all day today.
I was so stressing as knew some of you would be trying to email me with last minute orders.
THANKFULLY it is fixed.  YEAH!
So anyways- I am really late in getting this posted.
I'm so sorry!!
Internet is something I guess I take for sure take for granted.

I have  couple of cards to share with you today.....
As today is the last day that you can order from our current big catalog.
Today we are saying or final good-byes!!!
If there is something that you really want & haven't gotten  yet- now is your last chance to get it!
This is another card that I did at my May workshops.
This stamp set is going to be gone too.

'Fancy Flower' & 'Teeny Tiny Wishes'
cs:  Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Naturals White
Designer Series Brights 12x12 pack
ink:  Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink
supplies:  Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Word Window punch, Eyelet Border punch, Dazzling Details glitter glue,  dimensionals, glue dot

'Fancy Flower'
Old Olive Satin ribbon
Eyelet Border punch

Sincere Salutations- GOING!

Here is another simple card that I did at my workshops in May.
I can't believe that this word stamp set is retiring. 
Oh my is one I use all of the time & suggest to customers to purchase, as it has such a wide variety in the set & can be used for so many occasions.
The inside words came from the set- 'Herb Expressions'- these words & use them alot too!

'Sincere Salutations'
cs:  Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Beyond the Garden Designer Paper
ink:  Pacific Point
supplies: Big Shot, Labels Collection framelits dies, XL Oval die, Itty Bitty Punch pack, dimensionals, basic rhinestones

'Sincere Salutations'
'Herb Expressions'
Beyond the Garden Designer Paper

I'm a busy bee today.
 No boys- just me!
I have LOTS to do to get ready for my Open Houses.
I will spending the day/night being a stamping fool!
Can't wait to see many of you soon & share my love of stamping!

Have a great day!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Butterfly prints- GOING!

Want to share another cool card with you today! 
This was one of my May workshop cards.
I think that it was a favorite of many customers!

'Butterfly Prints' & 'Heard from the Heart'
cs:  Whisper White, Calypso Coral
Berry Blossoms Designer Paper
ink:  Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso
supplies:  Butterfly punch, dimensionals, glue dots, basic rhinestones, White Satin ribbon

'Butterfly Prints', 'Heard from the Heart', White Satin ribbon, Berry Blossoms Designer Paper

(The layout from the card came from the amazing Heather Summers.)

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

'Loads of Love'- GOING!!

This is an OLDIE, but a goodie- stamp set!
It has been around for a long time.
This is a set that I hate to see go.
But will say our good-byes to.

This is another pocket card- cute huh!

'Loads of Love', 'Loads of Love Accessories', 'On Your Birthday'
cs:  Island Indigo, Pool Party & Whisper White
ink:  Basic Gray
markers:  Island Indigo, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Old Olive
supplies:  Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, Large Oval punch, Round Tab punch, mat pack, paper piercing tool dimensionals, glue dots, 5/16 Neutrals brads, 5/8 Neutrals brads

'Loads of Love'
'Loads of Love Accessories'
'On Your Birthday'
Round Tab punch
5/16 Neutral brads
5/8 Neutral brads

Have a great day!
I have lots of stamping to do today.
Be sure to check back again tomorrow.

Happy Stamping!

Monday, May 28, 2012

More 'Good-Bye's!

Today I wanted to share another cute retiring set with you.
Each  year Stampin' UP! makes an exclusive stamp set from which sales from that set go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
This is this years Ronald McDonald stamp set- 'Turtle & Co.'
It is a set of 9 that includes:  a stack of 3 presents, a snail, a frog, a turtle, a birthday hat, clouds with a heart in it & words- 'hippy,hoppy, happy hello!; sorry I'm late......happy birthday wishes!; hope you're back on your feet soon!
$3.00 from each stamp set sold will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities to help support families & children who have serious illnesses.
Together we have already contributed over $1,00,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities. 

'Turtle & Co.', 'Petite Pairs'
cs:  Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White
Brights Designer Paper 12x12 stack
ink:  Black Stazon pad
markers:  Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Certainly Celery, River Rock
supplies:  Certainly Celery Satin ribbon, Big Shot, Stripes embossing folder, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 13/4" scallop circle punch, glue dots, dimensionals

(Retiring:  'Turtle & Co.', Certainly Celery satin ribbon)

We race tonight in Bloomfield.
Today I will be working on putting new pre-order items on my shelves & removing retiring items.
Plus have 30 cards to get done & in the mail tomorrow morning for Kelly's swap.
And I need to get figured out what I'm doing for projects for my upcoming Open Houses!!!
And I have to get May BD cards done.....YIKES!

Yesterday we got my air conditioner in my Stamp Studio & new rods put up to hold more punches.
(Thanks to my wonderful husband for all he does to help me!)
We did our tour of Keokuk County & went to cemeteries to put flowers on our loved ones & friends graves.
Plus we checked out everyone's corn & bean fields along the way.
Then I delivered stamp orders & visited a few customers & one downline.
I came home & we made lettuce & dumplings for supper.
Then I worked on organizing my new ink pads & color caddy.
And we went to bed early.

Our internet was down all evening, so happy it was back up & running now for me to catch up on things this morning.

Have a great day!!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Saying "Good-Bye"!

We are saying "Good-Bye" to LOTS of stamp sets & accessories in a few days on May 31st.
Some of them I will really miss. 
BUT Stampin' UP! always has wonderful NEW products to replace them- so I'm EXCITED about all of them & have a HUGE WISH LIST!!!  
I can't wait for you to see the new catalog.
I can't wait to share with each of you!
Shown here is a super cute set that I've used alot over the years.
This is a card that my customers did at my May workshops.

'Crazy for Cupcakes'
cs: Poppy Parade, So Saffron, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Pocket Full of Posies designer paper
ink:  Early Espresso
markers:  Poppy Parade, So Saffron, Early Espresso
supplies: White Satin ribbon, 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds glitter, glue dots.

'Crazy for Cupcakes', Poppy Parade CS & maker, 
Pocket Full of Posies designer paper, White Satin ribbon

This is a cute door fold card.   
The top flips up & the bottom is a door that comes open.
Just something different & fun!

We are working on some "honey dos" around here this weekend.
Thankfully I have an amazing husband that is talented & can do things like that.
I have a long list for him to do.  
I am going to OWE him big time!

I have one of my New Catalog Open Houses here next Saturday- so he is trying to get an air-conditioner installed so it won't be too hot in my Stamp Studio.
Plus we got some more new rods for punches & a few other little things too!
We made a trip to one of my favorites stores last night- Menards!! 

Hope you all have a great day & enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend.
Check back again tomorrow for more ideas.

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, May 26, 2012



Check out this photo of new products that we got to see sneak peeks of when we were at Disney.

This is a new stamp set called 'Besty's Blossoms'.

The new designer paper underneath it is called 'Floral District'. 

Colors of Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Deligh, Tangerine Tango, Rose Red are used on this card. 

(I don't know where the words on this card came from- sorry!)

These new products will be used in a project at my New Catalog Open Houses.  :)

Hope you have a fun & safe holiday sure to check back tomorrow.  I will start posting some cute cards that we are saying good-bye to products & sets used on them.  

Have a great day!!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, May 25, 2012

I love this Sunflower pocket card!!

This is actually a card that I did last fall at one of my workshops.......but it one that I really like!  I happened to come across it yesterday & wanted to share it.

It is actually a pocket card.  The pull out card stock piece is the large tag from the Two Tags die. I just added ribbon for you to be able to grab it for the pull up.

'Sunflower' & 'Distressed Dots' background stamps & 'Tiny Tags'
cs:  Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake & Very Vanilla
ink:  Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip
supplies:  Big Shot, Two Tags die, , Square Lattice embossing folder, cutter kit, 1 3/8" circle punch,  Jewelry tag punch, hemp twine, scallop edge border punch, paper piercing tool, Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots ribbon, sponge, sponge daubers, 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds glitter

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

MORE NEW.......


Here is a new set that was one of our pillow gifts from Stampin' UP! when we were at Disney.  I have already shown you a few other cards I have created with it.

'World Treasures' & 'Family Reunion'
cs:  Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzle Berry, Whisper White
International Bazaar
ink:  Rich Razzleberry
markers:  Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade
supplies:  Big Shot, new Fancy Fold embossing folder, dimensionals

Yesterday was a busy day!!  I felt like the twins & I spent most of our day at the drs office.  I had my annual appt with my allergy dr.  Then home to eat lunch & off to a dr appt for the twins.  Thankfully my sister Barbie went with me to their appt to help out.  Both boys had ear infections!!  Hoping that with meds they will be feeling better soon.  Their regular dr Mary wasn't in so we saw a new dr. Brian.  I was really impressed.  I liked him alot!!  :)  

Then last night we were off to the races.  Nathan won the feature!!  An exciting night for the 52 racing team.  Know that Josh & Nathan spent lots of hours in the shop until wee hours of the morning getting the car ready for this weeks meeting with Speedway Illustrated & all.  The win was the icing on top of it all for them. 

Today is Manda's first official day of summer & home with the boys.  :)  I'm sure I'll see them most days & she has some classes she is taking this summer too- so they will be here often I'm sure.

Deke has 3 meetings today/ I'm home alone!!  This doesn't happen very often.  Not sure what all I will get done but first on my list of things to get done today are swaps that have to be in the mail tomorrow for Robin & Kelly.  I also need to get May birthday cards done before the month is over......then need to get the rest of my flowers planted before they die.  AND I have my new catalog open houses coming up starting next week- so have LOTS of stamping & things to get ready for that.  I have to clean my stamp studio first.  YIKES!  I need to get busy!

Have a great day!!  

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

More NEW.....

Here is another card made with new products!
I think that this stamp set is really country looking & like this designer paper too!! :)

'Forever with You'
cs:  Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze & Very Vanilla
ink:  Cajun Craze
supplies:  Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon, paper snips, glue dot, dimensionals

I have several retiring cards that I need to get pictures of & share in the coming days.  
Happy Stamping!

The twins, busy day & more.....

Wanted to share some pictures that Manda took last night....

The twins got to go outside last night & see baby piggies for the first time!!
SO precious!
Deke & I were selling hogs, so didn't get to go with them.
We plan to get some more pictures taken this weekend with them & baby pigs for their 9 month photos.
Can't believe that on the 29th they will be 9 months old already.

Here they are swinging on their new swings that Papa Deke & Brayden made for them the other day.
They love to be outside so I'm sure this swings will get used alot!

NOTE:  See Brody wearing his new helmet!!

Brody had his sedation & CT scan yesterday.  He did really good!!  Dr. Menezes wasn't there, so he will review the tests when he is back next week.  His assistant, Lonnie, thought everything looked good.  She did stress that with Brody now crawling & pulling himself up to things he does need to wear his helmet all of the time.  So he got a new helmet & we will follow the drs orders so that his brain is protected as his skull continues to heal.  Brody sure acts great & doesn't show any signs of any problems.  We are truely blessed!!

Today is a busy day!!

Manda & the twins stayed over night.  Poor Brody had was up quite a bit- so we took turns.  Not sure what was wrong.  We'll see how he does today.  He might go in for an ear check.
They were here because Steven had to be in Ankeny this morning for his DOT driving test.
Yeah- will be so happy when he is all done with that & ready for his new job. 

I have a dr appt with my allergy dr this morning & am taking the twins with me, so hope that goes well.
 Then Brayden will be out here shortly after we get home.

"Speedway Illustrated" is coming to Sigourney today to interview Nathan, get pictures & follow him to the races tonight in Osky.  
They are doing a big write up on him for their magazine. 
Quite a honor!!!
He was in their magazine in 2006 when he won 10 races in a row in his hobby stock.
So the guys have been busy cleaning up the stock car & getting it all ready.
Nathan has already raced 16 nights this season- so by all means the car doesn't look new any more- but it will be almost as good as new by tonight.  
Hope he has good luck & does well at the Southern Iowa Speedway races tonight.
We will be there to cheer him on!
Go 52!!!

Have a great day!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


More new products that are coming up on June 1st.  Are you excited to get to see it all????

This is some new Christmas stuff.  You know me & Christmas.......I love this set & designer paper. 

'Chock-Full of Cheer'
cs:  Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler & Very Vanilla
Be of Good Cheer Designer Paper
ink:  Gumball Green
supplies:  Basic Rhinestone, 2 1/2" circle punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, Gumball Green 3/8" stitched satin ribbon

Drake stayed over night last night.  Brody had to be in Iowa City earl this morning for appointments today.  They were going to sedate him & then do a CT scan to check how everything is healing with him.  We pray for good news!!!  We think things are fine.  HOPEFULLY they are!! 

Have a great day!!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, May 21, 2012

MORE NEW........


WOW!!!  Devonee sure had a great workshop yesterday!!!  Had some new friends join us.  We all said our goodbyes to some of our favorite sets.

Be sure to contact me if you are wanting anything on the retiring list!!  Time is running out.....the current catalogs ends next week on May 31st!  It is always so sad to see some of my favorite sets & accessories leave......some I will really miss!!

Here are MORE NEW things to share with you!!
I'm so excited about the new catalog......just wait until you see it!   I have a HUGE wish list!! 

'Papaya Collage' & 'Layered Labels
cs:  Very Vanilla & Primrose Petals
ink:  Primrose Petals, Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake
supplies:  Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Basic Pearls, Paper Snips, Large Oval punch

Hope you all have a fantastic week!!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Here is some MORE NEW!
I'm really EXCITED about the new catalog.

'Make a Cake' & 'Itty Bitty Banners'
cs:  Baja Breeze, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White
Patio Party Designer Paper
ink:  Bajaa Breeze
markers:  NEW 2012-2013 In Colors set for 5
supplies:  Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits, 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds glitter, dimensionals

This cake can be a single layer or you can build it as I did above.
It is a set of 7 & you can add other pieces to it instead of the flags.
(fluttering butterflies, banner, pinwheel or heart)

I'm off to Hiawatha soon.  
I'm still cutting the card stock now & packing up!
I have LOTS of fun planned for the girls today.
They are going to have some wonderful surprises!

Have a great day!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

More NEW!

HI!  More NEW things!

'World Treasures' & 'Itty Bitty Banners'
ink: Gumball Green & Pacific Point
cs:  Gumball Green, Pacific Point & Whisper White
International Bazaar Designer Paper
supplies:  Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, 1/2" circle punch, glue dots, dimensionals

Wait until you see our new ink pads & use them!!
You are going to LOVE them.  Their new material base is really nice.  They ink up easy & leave a great stamped image.

What do you think of the new framelits?  FUN!!!

Lots more new things to share........

I'm sure it is a busy weekend for many of you too!!
Off now to do the guys hair cuts & then head out for graduation parties.  When I get home tonight I need to cut some more card stock & pack up for tomorrows workshop in Hiawatha.  Devonee is our hostess!  I can't wait to see everyone & share!

ENJOY your weekend!!!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Baby card


This is a baby card that we did at my STYC last month.  I wanted to share way to create different borders using our border punches!

Note:  The polka dots were created using the sponge daubers & different colors of ink pads.

'Easy Events' & 'Teeny Tiny Wishes'
cs:  Certainly Celery, Whisper White
ink:  Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink
markers:  Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, So Saffron
supplies:  (old style)- Scallop Edge Border punch, word window punch, Large oval punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, dimensionals

Brayden & Papa Deke got the swing set added onto yesterday for all of the boys to get to enjoy this summer!!  My friends daughter, Avery was here last night for a bit & she had fun playing on it.  It was too windy out yesterday for the twins to be outside.  HOPEFULLY today it will be nice enough for them to get to swing some.

I still have lots of flowers I need to get planted sometime- hopefully sooner than later so I don't kill them before they are planted!  Hopefully I can keep them alive until next Tuesday. 

We have a busy weekend ahead of us.  I  need to get Nathan & Deke's hair cut tomorrow morning; we go racing (tonight in Columbus Junction & Sunday night in Vinton);  we have several graduation parties which we probably won't get to any except to my cousins daughters party (Lindsey) in Central City.  We are looking forward to seeing some family members that we don't get to see very often;  AND YIPEE- I have a stampin' workshop too on Sunday in Hiawatha!! I need to cut more card stock for this workshop yet, as we have a big group coming & I didn't cut enough ahead of time.

I am looking forward to enjoying some of the beautiful weather outside.

Happy Friday!  Hope you have a fabulous weekend.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

'Forever with You' & other NEW PRODUCTS!

Quick post.......sorry- crazy day.....but wanted to share.

We raced last night & the twins spent the night.  So I'm trying to get boys their bottles & out the door to help Deke, as we are getting more new baby piggies in this morning. 

Check out the- stamp set, designer paper, ink pad, card stock & ribbon!! 

'Forever with You'
cs:   Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Comfort Cafe Designer Paper
ink:  Midnight Muse
supplies:  small heart punch, dimensionals, glue dot, 3/8" stitched satin ribbon (Summer Starfruit)

What do you think of the NEW PRODUCTS shown here that are coming on June 1st in the new catalog!!
WAHOO!!!  Don't you just love them!!!  

If you haven't already let me know you want a catalog- do so.
Can't wait to share!

Have a great day!!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

NEW is a sneek peak!!!

HI! you see some new products on this card?

I'm LOVIN' the new embossing folders.  Here is a new one called- Fancy Fan Folder.  It leaves a deep impression.  I actually have this one turned back side out, so that the impressions are debossed instead of embossed!

'Papaya Collage' & 'Curly Cute'
cs:  Very Vanilla, Soft Suede & Certainly Celery
ink:  Soft Suede
supplies:  Big Shot, Fancy Fan embossing folder, 3/8" Taffeta Soft Suede ribbon, sponge, basic pearls, glue dots, dimensional, paper snips (to cut out the butterfly)

Yesterday was a busy day.  We started our day off by getting 515 head of new baby piggies delivered & all moved into their new home here.  (The other half of them come tomorrow morning,)  Then last night the Deke & Josh worked in the shop on the race car.  Manda & I planted flowers at her house.  Her window flower boxes were beautiful when we got done!!!  The flowers we used were a couple of different shades of purple, mambo pink, white & yellow, along with some spikes & springery. 

We will see how today goes & maybe I can get some of my flowers planted here.

Aunt Kathy went to Kalona to the flower sale yesterday & got some beautiful flowers!!  I'm so happy she shared with us.  (She knows I've been wanting to get down there & just haven't been able to go yet.) 

Papa Deke has been working on making our big wooden swing set even bigger- so that that we can add a tire swing that we got Brayden for his birthday & of course this year we need to add 2 baby swings too for the twins.  Think we got it figured out tonight on how he is going to attach everything to the already existing set to make it all work.  Can't wait for it to be done.  I know the boys will all have fun playing on it.

Aunt Virginia gave us a hard swimming pool with a slide & turtle sand box too.  We have the sand!  So now to get it all set up so they can have more things to play with here.

Tonight we race in Osky.  Hope Nathan has good luck.  It should be a beautiful night to be sitting outside in the grandstands.  Go 52!!

Hope you have a great day!!!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

NEW products- coming soon.......

There are LOTS of NEW products coming soon....... on June 1st in the NEW CATALOG!
Check out these cute cards!
These are cards that I made for my downline meeting that I had on Saturday.
Oh my are going to LOVE SO MUCH in this new catalog.  
Be sure to join me for one of my New Catalog Open Houses in June.
You won't want to miss out on all of the fun & excitement.

I'll share more about these cards in the coming days.
I am in several swaps this month with demonstrator friends & will use some of these cards for those swaps so that I don't have to reinvent the wheel.
Notice the new colors, new stamp sets, new ribbon, new framelits & new designer paper.
 This morning we get new baby piggies in, so I'm off now to be a farmer for a few hours & help Deke.  The twins will be here later, after we get the baby piggies unloaded, sorted & in their new home.  Luckily it worked out for Steven to keep the twins for awhile this morning for me. 

Tonight after work my demonstrator friend Nicole & her daughter, Avery, are coming to visit me.
I am looking forward to seeing them.  :)

I hope you all have a fabulous day!  It is going to be a nice one out.

Happy Stamping!

The twins.......

Here are pictures of Brody & Drake eating watermelon for the first time.

Brody loved it & as you can tell by Drakes face he wasn't sure if he liked it or not.  They are just starting to eat 'real' food & Brody loves it all & Drake is rather picky.

*Notice their cute Mickey Mouse outfits that Brayden picked out for them when we were at Disney. 


Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy Monday.............

Here is a card that I made & was going to use for STYC & then didn't.  I will be doing something similar to this for my upcoming workshops.  I just love the large pinwheel!!

'Word Play'
cs:  So Saffron, Island Indigo, Whisper White
2011-2013 In Color Patterns Designer Paper Stacks- (Pool Party)
ink:  So Saffron 
markers: 2011-2013 In Color set (Pool Party & Island Indigo)
supplies:  Big Shot, Top Note die, XL Oval punch, 2011-2013 In Color Brad (Island Indigo), Island Indigo ruffled ribbon, sponge, sponge daubers, glue dot, dimensionals

NOTE:  On the So Saffron background I made dots on it with the sponge daubers.  It is hard to see them in the photo- but it is really cute & adds dimension & texture to the card!

Today I just have the twins, as Brayden has pre-school.  I am hoping to get to play catch up this week, as I don't have a workshop until I go to Hiawatha next Sunday, the 20th to share some fun things there.

We get baby piggies in tomorrow morning & Thursday morning & race a couple of times this week too- so I won't be any less busy- just different busy!!  I need to get lots of graduation cards done, do May birthday cards, etc.  Yesterday afternoon I got to spend a couple of hours stamping in my Stamp Studio & made flower pot Mother's Day cards for those in my family! 

I have also been playing with some of my pre-order new catalog products & am LOVIN' them.  I will get pictures taken of them & share with you soon.  Oh my gosh- you are going to LOVE the new catalog & ALL of the fun new things in it!

Don't forget to be sure you get anything on the retiring stamp set and/or accessories lists ordered if you want anything more before they are gone forever on May 31st. 

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

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to you all!!  Hope you all have a wonderful day!! 

This is a pretty card that we did at my STYC.

The technique on this one is stained glass.
*Stamp image on vellum card stock with black craft ink.
*Put black embossing powder on it & heat.
*Using markers color the back side of the vellum.
*Attached vellum cardstock/flowers to a white (circle) piece of card stock.

'Bordering on Romance' & 'Petite Pairs'
cs:  Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzaz, Whisper White, Basic Black & Vellum card stock
ink:  Black craft ink
markers:  Pear Pizzaz, Blushing Bride, Peach Parfait, Concord Crush
supplies:  Heat tool, Black embossing powder, white Organza ribbon, Big Shot, Doily Sizzlit die, dimensionals, glue dot

Wishing all of you mom's out there an amazing day with your family & friends!!
Sending much love & many blessings-

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Here is another pretty flower card....


Today I have my downline joining me at my home to stamp all day!   I have been up all night creating projects for them to make using new products from our upcoming new catalog that unveils on June 1st!!  Oh my GOSH- how much fun is that!!! 

SU! has an amazing starter kit for only $100- you can customize your kit for any product you want & you can enjoy being a demonstrator & on my team.  I'd love to have you join.  You can be a hobby demo or a career demo or just buy for yourself & get the 20% discount!!  The choice is yours to do as little or as much as you want.  Contact me for more information & sign up!  Then next time you'll get to join me & my team for a fun day of stampin' together!!

I LOVE this stamp set.  Here is a card that we did at my STYC.  The technique on this card is called block stamping.  We inked our clear blocks with ink & stamped them onto the card stock.  Another cool technique- huh!

'Field Flowers'
cs:  Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush & Very Vanilla
ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush & Pear Pizza, Basic Black
supplies:  Big Shot, Final Press embossing folder (RETIRING), 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, dimensionals

Ok......still lots to do this morning so I'd better get back to stamping, cooking & getting ready for my girls to get here.  We are going to have such a FUN DAY OF STAMPING TOGETHER!!  I can't wait to see them

Happy Stamping!

More photos from Disney.......A MAGIC SHOW!

Each night on the Boardwalk at Disney (right outside our hotel room)- there was a magic show. 
Brayden has quite the sense of humor & really laughed at this guy.  So after the show the guy came over & visited with us.  After he got all of his stuff packed up I asked him if he would care if we got some pictures of him with Brayden.  So here they are goofing off!!  Too cute!! 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Sweet cheeries.....

HI!  Happy Friday!!
I had a FUN night of stamping last night with several friends.  We are saying good-bye to many of my favorite stamp sets!!  Everyone seemed to really like the cards!  Have to hurry & get all of my tables, chairs & things picked up now before all of my kids get here.   I didn't get that all done last night, as I placed orders & then went to bed.

It is a busy day here at our house!  The Yates triplets (they will be 5 yrs next month) are coming to visit us this afternoon while their mom goes to work.  So we will have a house full today!!  Brayden is just going to be here a short time this morning & then he gets to spend the day with his other grandma, grandpa & uncle Bryce.

Here is another card that we did at my STYC.  The technique on this card is called plaid background.  It is created by inking the inside top of the stripes embossing folder using the brayer putting white card stock into the folder,  run it through the Big Shot,  ink the folder again, put your card stock back into the folder going the other direction & run it through the folder again!

'Mouth Watering' & 'Sweet Cake'
cs:  Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
ink:  Basic Black
markers: Melon Mambo & Wild Wasabi
supplies:  Big Shot, Stripes embossing folder, 3" circle die, 2 1/2 " circle punch, polka dot Melon Mambo ribbon, glue dot, dimensionals

Tomorrow I have my downline meeting here at our house, which is always a great time!  I have LOTS of swaps & shoe box swaps to do tonight for them.  I will be burning the midnight oil in my stamp studio!!  We will spend the whole day visiting & stamping!!  My pre-order of new catalog supplies arrives so can't wait to see them & share with my gals tomorrow & you will get to see them all at my June workshops!!  I'm excited to get to try the ink pads with the new material base on them!  I heard they are a real WOW!!  And then the new In Colors, new embossing folder, new stamp sets, etc....It will be like Christmas when I get to open the box & start playing (creating)!!  :)

Have a great day!!
Happy Stamping!

More pictures of our day at Animal Kingdom!

Here are some more pictures of our day at Animal Kingdom!
What a special birthday Brayden had here!
We are all such animals lovers- so LOVED our day here!
Brayden got to touch this snake! 
He told the lady that the skin felt like a strawberry.
He is braver than grandma was.
 Look at this Giraffe.
Check out these Rhinos!
These are in the elk family- don't remember what they actually are.
This is an Ostrich.
 A BIG bear rolling around.
An Elephant.

 Such a beautiful place!
CUTE Gorilla huh!
 Making a wish- throwing in Keith's change.
I am pretty sure he put change in every wishing well we saw.
We were wishing his grandpa Mark got better & would come home.
Thankfully his wish came true on Tuesday of this week!!! :)
Meeting Rafiki & having him sign Brayden's Disney autograph book.
Rafiki & Brayden- the birthday boy!
Brushing the goats at the petting zoo.
This is a wild pig.  Sure doesn't look like the pigs we have on our farm.

What a full day of wonderful memories!!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Lovin' this little purse.......

Tonight I have Stampin' Night at my home.  I can't wait to see everyone & stamp!  They will be making 7 cards & a Simply Adorned Charm insert!!  (There is a bonus card this month for  my Disney Trip!)

Today I wanted to share this with you........Here is another card that I did at my STYC.  Don't you just love this little purse.  It is made using the NEW Petite Purse die.  Check out the new Summer Smooches Designer Paper too!  These products were a sneek peak in April, but they will be available again on June 1st in the New Idea Book & Catalog!

'You're Cherished' (RETIRING)
cs:  Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo
Summer Smooches Designer paper
ink:  Island Indigo
supplies:  Big Shot, Petite Purse die, Tasteful Trim die, XL Oval punch, 1/8" Daffodil Delight taffeta ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, mini silver brad, dimensionals, glue dot

NOTE:  This purse die is actually a mini box.  I just cut it down & used the front of it, the flap & the handle so that I could put it on a card.  This would make a cute table decoration for a wedding favor.  Or it would be adorable for a girls party of any kind!

*I will post the cards from my class tonight after the 20th of this month!  I have a workshop in Hiawatha on the 20th & don't want to spoil all of the fun for them!! 

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Here are a couple new pictures of the twins!
6 months ago today Brody has his surgery.  Gosh- time sure flies.  We are blessed every day that he had an amazing Dr. Menezes & so many people praying for him. 

Drake is on the left (in the carmel jammies) & Brody is on the right (in the green jammies).

This picture was taken this morning after breakfast & they were clapping & putting on a show.  It was hard to get them to sit still.  They an get any where they want.  They do get on their hands & knees & rock, but don't actually crawl.  They roll, army crawl & get where ever they want- believe me! 

THANKFULLY- We have 2 very happy/healthy little guys!!  What a blessing they are!

A beautiful bouquet of flowers!!!

With Mother's Day this coming Sunday, I thought this would be a great card to share.  This is another one of the cards we did at my STYC last month.

The flowers pull up & are attached to a card.  The flower pot is the holder- so it is like a pocket card.

'Mixed Bunch'
cs:  Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Lucky Limeade, Chocolate Chip
ink:  Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink
supplies:  Blossom Bouquet punch (RETIRING), basic pearls, Blossoms Petals Builder punch, Pretty in Pink Satin ribbon, glue dots, dimensionals, Scallop Edge Border punch, Blossom punch

Technique- direct to paper on the flower pot.

CHECK OUT THE ENVELOPE!  Made this with the new Diagonal Simply Scoring tool!  The directions for making envelopes comes with this.  

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

LOVELY DAY.......for 'Lovely As A Tree'

Good morning!

Today is a lovely day to post this card.  It is made with one of my all time favorite stamp sets- 'Lovely As A Tree'.  I was so happy to see that this set is going to be around again for the upcoming catalog year!

This is one of the cards I did at my STYC last month.

The background is done with the technique called 'wood grain'.  I made it using the new Simply Scoring tool.

*Make the lines on your cs with your Simply Scoring tool.
*Take your ink pad & rub it lightly over the top of the card stock.

Super easy!  Super fun!  Super cool!

Guy cards are sometimes hard to design.  This card makes a great guy card.  It could also be used as a sympathy card, etc.

'Lovely As A Tree' & 'Teeny Tiny Wishes'
cs:  Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Naturals Ivory
ink:  Chocolate Chip
supplies:  2 1/2" circle punch, Big Shot, 3" circle die, Crimper (RETIRING), Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, Pastel Chalks (RETIRING), Simply Scoring Tool, sponge, dimensionals

I have all 3 boys again today!  Aunt Kathy is going to come get Brayden for awhile so he can help Uncle Jerry mow with tractor/bat wing & do things on the farm. 

Hope you have a fabulous day!  Be sure to check back tomorrow.  :)

Happy Stamping!