Monday, December 31, 2012

'Sweet Threads' Simply Sent kit!

Good morning!  Happy New Years Eve!

Here is a new kit that will be in the Spring Catalog that begins on January 3rd, 2013.  Have you ever done cross stitching?  I hadn't in years.  It is lots of fun & I had forgotten how much fun!  This kit can be purchased separately or in a bundle- which includes the stamp set too.

'Sweet Threads' Simply Sent kit
colors:  Lucky Limeade, Primerose Petals & Whisper White
Includes:  8 printed cards- 4 each of 2 colors; 8 White envelopes; 8 die cut pieces w needle holes prepierced); Embroidery Floss, 2 needles & 20 dimensionals.
'Essentials' stamp set

I added Lucky Limeade card stock & the paper piercing holes around the outside edges of the white scallop rectangle- PLUS the ribbon!

This morning Deke is in the office for a Keokuk County Board of Supervisor meeting.
Then we have a farm pre-tax appointment that I've been trying to get all ready for this afternoon.
Manda, Steve, the twins & Steve's parents- Mark & Becky are coming to our home for supper tonight.

WOW- this year just flew by.
I can't believe 2013 begins tomorrow.
I hope you have a fantastic day today as we end 2012!
Happy Stamping!
Many blessings-

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Brayden is helping Grandma flattening Soda Pop Tops!!!

Here is what the new Soda Pop Tops look like.
Love them!!
And here Brayden is going to show you how to flatten them!
(To make them more mailable friendly!)
  • All Tabs OPEN on your Big Shot Platform
  • clear plate
  • thick cardboard that is on the back of your specialty designer paper or Simply Sent kits, etc.
  • Soda Pop Tops face down
  • clear plate
Run them through your Big Shot.
Here they come.....flatten!
They will be pushed downward into your cardboard piece.
Remove the top clear plate & pull them off of your cardboard piece.
Add them to your card as an awesome embellishment!
 This is the small one flattened.
 This is the larger one flattened.

I'd like to thank our 4 year old grandson (Brayden) for helping me by flattening all of my Soda Pop Tops.
He is such a good helper!
He LOVES grandma's stamping!
What a sweetie!

He wanted to know if I'd tell Shelli that he helped me!  
I told him I sure would next time I see her. 
So I can't forget to do this.
He became good friends with Shelli when we were at Disney this past May & I don't think either one of them will ever forget the other!
(Too cute!) 

We had a very nice time with Deke's family yesterday at their Christmas.
Always fun to get everyone together.
Aunt Darci took Brayden sledding in the afternoon & they had a blast!

I'm off to do farm bookwork today......going to hide until I get it done.

Hope you have a fabulous day!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Stampin' UP! Spring Catalog Sneak Peek.....

Good morning!

Here is a sweet card that my downline Dawn created for her shoe box swap for our downline meeting.  Isn't she talented!  I always love her vintage style!  This is a beautiful card.

Do you notice all of the new products used!  The lace doily, Soda Pop Top, Bitty Butterfly punch, New ribbon, New Designer paper & new stamp sets too!!

'Collage Curios' & 'That's the Ticket'
cs:  Basic Gray, Whisper White, So Saffron
Tea for Two Designer Paper
ink:  Lucky Limeade, So Saffron
supplies:  Paper Doilies, Bitty Butterfly punch, Basic Pearls, Soda Pop Top (flattened with the Big Shot), Natural 7/8" Trim ribbon, dimensionals
Yesterday afternoon Manda & I took the twins to the dr. 
They have both not been eating well, not been sleeping at all the past 3 nights & running slight temps.
Brody had an ear infection.
They wrote a prescription for Drake too to fill if needed since the boys share cups & everything. 

They guys are on a road trip today looking at a racing hauler.
They left at 6 this morning.
Brayden is here with me playing with his farm.
He is going to go sledding this afternoon with Aunt Darci & he can't wait!
 Lots of Deke's family will be here today/tonight, as we have their family Christmas tonight at his parents.
A nice perk to living right by (neighbors to) your in-laws that we get to sleep in our own beds & don't have to drive far or take too long to there!
I just have to take a big crockpot of my Cheesy Potatoes.

I have some Christmas presents I've got to get finished today!!
And need to work on farm bookwork!

Hope you have a great weekend!!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, December 28, 2012


Brayden is in heaven with all of these "OLD" toys!
Thankfully Grandma saved them all of these years.
Finding them in Nathan's old closet was a challenge though.
Nathan got out alot of his old Ertl toys tonight & built a huge farm for Brayden.
(Including a race shop!)
Talk about an excited little boy!
WOW- they sure don't make toys any more like they use to.
We sure enjoyed having my 2 boys here to visit, eat supper & spend the evening with us!
 Pretty cool huh!
Nathan &  Brayden spent alot of time tonight putting all of these together.

15 additional items have been added to the Clearance Rack! 
See the list of new items below!

Go to my website:
Click on Clearance Rack Blitz. 
Click on My Online Store.
Click on NEW ITEMS.
Happy Shopping!!

While supplies last only!  
There are lots of awesome discounts here!
Over 300 new Clearance Rack items are available at the Online Store at discounts up to 80 percent off retail-only while supplies last! And for the first time ever, stamps are included at up to 40% off.

We've added 15 more products to our Clearance Rack Blitz! See the list of newly added products below:

  • Neutrals Flower Brads
  • Regals Flower Brads
  • Subtles Flower Brads
  • Pretty in Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon
  • Bashful Blue 5/8" Satin Ribbon
  • Chantilly 1/2" Crochet Trim
  • Artichoke 3/8" Denim Jean Ribbon
  • 2010-2012 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
  • 2011-2013 In Color 12" x 12" Textured Cardstock
  • Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper
  • Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper
  • Well Worn Designer Series Paper
  • Beau Chateau Side Notes
  • Sweetest Stem Embosslits Dies
  • Flower Burst Embosslits Dies
  All products only available while supplies last in the Clearance Rack!

It is 'Rain or Shine'- a Sneak Peek from Stampin' UP! Spring Catalog

Good morning!

This is such a bright & cheery card!!  

It is another sneak peek from the upcoming new Spring Catalog!  There are LOTS of new products shown cloud embossing folder, new designer paper, new ribbon, new stamp set!  Don't you love it all?

NEW- 'Rain or Shine'
cs:  Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Whisper White
NEW- Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Paper
ink:  Melon Mambo
supplies:  NEW- 3/8" Striped Organdy Marina Mist ribbon, Big Shot, NEW- Cloudy Day embossing folder, 2 1/2" Circle punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, Paper-piercing tool, Mat pack, dimensionals, glue dots, paper snips

 I had a very nice evening with Manda, Jenny & the twins last night.
I think the guys enjoyed their steak supper out too!

I stayed up late last night working on swaps & will finish them this morning so I can get the in the mail.
I will spend the rest of the day/night working on entering farm stuff into the computer, as I have tons to get done before our pre-tax appointment on Monday afternoon. 
The next 3 days/nights will all be donated to farm stuff!
There is just so much stuff to do this time of year.

Hope you have a great Friday!!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Sneak Peek Stampin UP! 'Hearts a Flutter'

Good morning!
Here is the card that I made for Manda & Steven's anniversary last week!  

'Hearts a Flutter', 'Sassy Salutations' & 'Fabulous Phrases'
cs:  Basic Gray, Real Red, Very Vanilla
More Amore Specialty Designer Paper
ink:  Real Red
supplies:  Big Shot, Hearts a Flutter framelits, Jewelry Tag punch, 1 1/4" Two-Toned Basic Gray/Black ribbon, dimensionals, glue dots

This ribbon is really wide, so I cut it in half when I used it on their card.  
There isn't much of a two tone with it, other than the outside very edges are a little lighter. 
But it is really pretty in person & very nice to work with in tying bows! 
I love it!  
It also come in Pink Pirouette/Rose Red color too!
Yesterday I didn't get any stamping done.  My Stamp Studio was a I cleaned it.  All of my stamp sets are back on the shelves & in the correct spots so I can find them.  My room looked like a tornado hit it & I couldn't find anything!!  I also got all of my pre-order NEW Spring Catalog sets all put together.  So- I am ready to stamp today!!  I have 3 swaps that have to be done & in the mail.  I hope I have good mojo!

Our guys are all going out for supper tonight with the "Wood Racing" crew.
So the girls are staying home with the twins.  Jenny is coming to visit us.  I am going to make home made pizza for supper.

Deke is in Mt. Pleasant all day for meetings.  He got up super early this morning to get his chores done & is already back in to shower, shave & on road to his meeting.  Gonna be weird to be home off to stamp I go.......weird not having the boys here either.  
(I will see them tonight though.)
Have a great day!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Good morning!  

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas celebrating the birth of Jesus, with your family and friends.  We had a great day- spent with family!  Then back home to work.  We sold hogs last night in the cold!

This Top Note die makes a cute, fun & quick Santa suit.  This could be a thank you note, a gift card holder, a card or even a bag topper!!  There are lots of possibilities.  

'A Little Greeting' NEW
cs:  Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver Glimmer 12x12 paper
ink:  Black Stazon
supplies:  Big Shot, Top Note die, Jewelry Tag punch, Scallop Square punch, 1" square punch, Scallop Edge Border punch, dimensionals, glue dots

Here is the bag topper one I made too!

I hope you have a fantastic day!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas from our house to yours!

Good morning!
(I did post a card at the end of my post todayKeep on scrolling to the bottom to see it.....)

 Yesterday afternoon/evening we had Christmas with our kids at our home.
Here are some photos to share......
 We got the boys new sleds for one of their Christmas presents.
Guess both the big boys & little boys liked them!
Here is Nathan & Brayden trying out a sled.
They had LOTS of fun!
 It was slick!
We don't have much snow, but we do have lots of ice.
This is them just sliding down our driveway.
Them getting off the sled at the bottom.
If you could only have heard the laughing. 
Priceless memories!

Here is a photo of all 4 boys taken before we started opening gifts.
Jackson- 7 years (Nathan's girl friends son)
Brayden- 4 1/2 years
Brody & Drake- almost 16 months
 Here are they are opening their gifts!
Lot of tractors & lego's!
Here is the Seeley family as we were getting ready to leave to go to mass.
Steven, Brody, Manda & Drake

 This is a Christmas card that I've been working on the past couple of days!
'More Merry Messages' & 'Snowflake Soiree'
cs:  Very Vanilla, Early Espresso & Real Red
Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Paper
ink:  Early Espresso
supplies:  Champagne Shimmer Paint/Mist spray, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details (glitter), dimensionals, glue dots, 1 3/8" Circle punch, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch

We are off to my sisters soon to have my families Christmas.
This year we are doing a brunch!

Something new we are doing, as we usually do the traditional Christmas meal, but one of my nieces & Nathan couldn't be at 2 Christmas at the same time- so we are doing ours different this year.
 I'm taking bacon, home made cinnamon rolls & a hashbrown/sausage/egg casserole.

(We will have Christmas with Deke's family on Saturday evening.)

Merry Christmas!
Oh, come let us adore Him.....
Giving thanks for God's Gift of Love and the joy we share through Christ the Lord.
(I love this wording from our 'Come to Bethlehem' stamp set.)
Love & Blessings-
SUSIE, DEKE & family

Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Christmas Eve to you all!
Oh how I love this snowflake die.  I have used it for tons & tons of projects.  
I cut out the snowflakes with the Aluminum flashing using the Big Shot & the Snow Flurry die; then added one of our upcoming NEW JUMBO RHINESTONES in the middle; attached the 3 snowflakes together with glue dots & put onto the glass candle votive with a dimensional.  

This is one of the gifts I made Christmas.

Oh- I have LOTS to do in the next few hours!!  I have to finish up signing Christmas cards & get them all in the mail box within the next few hours, so that they go out in today's mail. 

We have our Christmas with our kids tonight.  So I have cleaning, cooking & wrapping of gifts to do before they get here.  We'll eat, unwrap gifts & go to mass together.  Looking forward to seeing how excited the boys are over their gifts.  I wonder if they will like the wrapping paper more or the presents???  

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

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Another Stampin' UP! Sneak Peek from the Spring Catalog

Good morning!
I am running late here is a quick post.

These are new products from the New Spring Catalog!

'Feel Goods'
cs:  Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
ink:  Black Stazon
supplies:  Big Shot, NEW- Card Base Pop 'n Cuts die, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Elegant Butterfly punch, NEW Bitty Butterfly punch, Basic Pearls, dimensionals, glue dots

Lots to do today.....I just about have my Christmas cards done & want to make sure they go out tomorrow!

Sometime I'm going to squeeze hair cuts for the boys in to things this afternoon.  We have our Christmas with our kids tomorrow afternoon/evening......and I need to clean, cook & wrap the boys gifts!
 Note:  This is just the outside of the next few days I'll post the inside of it!

Gosh....I love the font & wording in this new saying set!

Hope you have a great day!!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Another Stampin' UP! Sneak Peek from the Spring Catalog

Good morning!!
Here is another sneak peek!  I love this designer paper & the hearts!  It is SO PRETTY! This heart stamp set has a coordinating framelit that goes with it!  Woohoo!!

'Hearts A  Flutter' & 'Fabulous Phrases'
cs:  Pool Party, Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla
More Amore Specialty Designer Paper
ink:  Pool Party & Primrose Petals
supplies:  Big Shot, Hearts A Flutter framelits, Jewelry Tag punch, dimensionals, glue dots 

Sycamore Street Pool Party Ribbon - 
This is in the new Sale-a-bration Flyer that starts on 1/22/13!
 Aren't you excited about all of the new things in the Spring Catalog???
There are so many cool new things!!
 I can't wait to share with all of you at my upcoming workshops in 2013!!
This card is one that we did at my downline meeting here last Saturday.
It was one of the shoe box swaps that the girls got to make.

Deke & I are off to a family friends visitation/funeral this morning.
Ford McFarlan has been a long time family friend of both our of families.
He & his wife Juanita never missed any of our families graduations, weddings or anything!
Ford & Juanita were best friends with my grandparents.
The twins & I went to visit Ford on his 92 birthday in October.
I'm so glad we got to see him that day!
I'm so glad he got to see the twins.

When we get home I'll be spending the rest of the day/night stamping!
I stamped all night last night.
I got alot done- but tons more to do.
My Stamp Studio is a disaster!

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

Friday, December 21, 2012

Another Stampin' UP! Sneak Peek

Good morning!

Here is another NEW Sneak Peek from the Spring Catalog.  

WOW- yesterday was a snow day & I spent my day stamping in my studio.  I now have 4 swaps done that I'm in.  So- I'm half way done!  And have to have them all done & in the mail by Monday.  If school is cancelled again today I'll be a busy stamper again.

I'm going to Manda's today to keep the boys.  If the roads aren't too bad we'll come out here later.  I just hate having to take them out early in the morning in the dark & cold with crappy weather on top of it.

Pekin Schools already cancelled  for today due to the terrible roads.
Sure wish Sigourney Schools would at least do a 2 hour late start!
Isn't this a simple & pretty card?  
It is one that I did with my girls at my downline meeting last Saturday.
Alot of items on this card are created with a NEW "KIT"!
Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit (Crumb Cake die, flower, brad & stamp set) used on this card
cs:  Pool Party & Daffodil Delight
Sale-a-bration- Sycamore Street Designer Paper
ink:  Pool Party
other:  1" circle punch, dimensionals, glue dots
Sale-a-bartion- Sycamore Street Pool Party ribbon

I hope you have a great day!
Drive careful!
Stay warm!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Another Stampin' UP! Sneak Peek from the Sping Catalog

Good morning!
Here is another "Sneak Peek" of the new little butterfly punch that is in the NEW Spring Catalog.  

'Wishes Your Way'
cs:  Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango
ink:  Black Stazon
supplies:  Bitty Butterfly punch, Postage Stamp punch, 1 3/8" Square punch, Basic Rhinestones, dimensionals, glue dots

This is such a cute & simple card that I did for the girls at my downline Christmas Get-to-Gather last Saturday as one of their shoe box swaps.  I am also doing this card for a swap that I'm in with my demonstrator friend Kelly.  

I love this little butterfly punch!  

Note:  Can you tell I punched out the butterfly from a Very Vanilla strip; then used the Post Stamp punch & punched out the butterfly image; then punched out a square of colored card stock using the 1 3/8" square punch & put behind it; finally punched out a butterfly with the coordinating card stock to make the butterfly pop up & attached with a glue dot.

School is cancelled here today.  So I'm home!  I have TONS of stamping to do.  Will be in my studio all day.  I started soaking beans yesterday & got a big cured ham roast at the locker yesterday, so will be making ham & beans & cornbread for us in the crock pot.

We don't have much snow.....just a dusting, but got lots of sleet & slush.  The wind is blowing terrible though.  If we would have gotten the snow we were suppose to have had- the drifts would be awful!

TODAY is Manda & Steve's 4th anniversary!  They were married on 12/20/08.  It was a beautiful wedding that turned into a snowstorm.  Lots of family & friends still joined us for the celebration.  They are an amazing couple!!  They have been together for 14 years (since they started dating).  Wishing them a special day & many more to come!  

Hope you have a safe day!
Be careful, stay warm & dry.
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

My June calendar page!

Good morning!  

Here is my June calendar page.

'Everything Eleanor', 'Itty Bitty Banners' & 'Papillon Potpourri' 
cs:  Rose Red, River Rock, Whisper White
ink:  Rose Red
marker:  Rose Red
supplies:  Elegant Butterfly, 1 3/8" circle punch, dimensional, glue dot

WOW- today is the calm before the storm!  We are going to get lots of snow & blowing snow!  Winter is here!

I am so glad we sold hogs last night & didn't have to deal with the snow storm tonight!

The boys & I have several errands to get done today.  I have to go to the recycling center & the locker.  

Tonight we were going to have a few friends over for supper for Manda & Steven's anniversary (which is tomorrow), but afraid the storm coming may postpone that until next week.  I don't want anyone to be on the roads if they are bad.

Wonder if school will be postponed or cancelled for tomorrow?  If they have it I won't be home.....I'll go into Manda's & stay there with the twins so that we don't have to take them out & she doesn't have to drive on our gravel road.  Guess we'll see what happens & decide in the morning.  

I hope you have a good day!
Safe travels!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Stampin' UP! Sneak Peek.....from the NEW Spring Catalog!

Good morning!
WOW.....I had my downline Christmas Get-to-Gather on Saturday & this is one of the cute cards that I made as a shoe box swap for my gals.  You are getting the chance to see a sneak peek at some of the new products coming up in the Spring Catalog & Sale-a-bration Flyer.  

First of you notice the silver center piece?  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!  This is one of our new Soda Pop Tops.  They come in 2 different sizes in the pkg (8 each).  The one shown is the smaller one.  But they are raised & I felt it would be very hard to use on a mailable I smashed it with my Big Shot!  Yes I did!  It was easy.....and Brayden did them for me!  (I will post for you how to do this sometime after Christmas!)  
'A Little Greeting' (NEW)
cs:  Night of Navy, Very Vanilla
Sycamore Street Designer Paper (NEW- Sale-a-bration)
flower:  created with the Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit (NEW) 
supplies:  Big Shot, Soda Pop Top (NEW),Vintage Trinkets, In Color Dahlias, Jewelry Tag punch, Victoria Crochet Trim, Denim Jean Ribbon, dimensionals, glue dots

Yesterday we had lots of company!!  My mom & Aunt Virginia came to visit us in the morning.  Then Aunt Kathy came to visit us in the afternoon.  Deke's parents (Betsy & David) came to visit us in the evening & ate supper with us.  Deke's family has a tradition of eating wilted lettuce & dumplings as a family favorite meal.  Thus Deke made them for us for supper last night.  It was nice getting to visit with everyone.

Tonight we sell hogs.  Glad that we are doing them tonight instead of tomorrow night- as it sounds like Iowa will be getting some snow!

Our nephew Caleb is such a lucky young man.  Please continue prayers for him.  They put a halo on him early yesterday morning & the drs are happy with the results. 

Have a great day!!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, December 17, 2012

My May calendar page......

Good morning!

Here is my May calendar page.  Doesn't it look springy?    I did the direct to paper image on the background of the Pink Pirourette- which you can see if you look closely- to give it a little texture look.

'Lacy & Lovely' & 'Easy Events'
cs:  Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
ink:  Black Stazon
markers:  So Saffron, Certainly Celery & Wisteria Wonder
other:  Basic Pearls, 1 3/8" square punch, dimensional

Yesterday my little man- Brayden spent the better part of the day with me.  (As he was in the shop with his dad, but you know- it is more fun to come visit grandma!)  I had tons to do in my Stamp Studio so he joined me out there.  I put him to work running the Big Shot for me.  Sometime in the next week or so I'll post pictures of him helping me & share with you a new thing he was doing with it!!!  In our NEW Spring catalog there are metal soda pop caps (2 different sizes in pkg) that you can purchase!  Oh there are so many possibilities to do with them!!  I can't wait for you to see what we did!!  I shared this at my downline meeting on Saturday & the girls thought it was so cool!  I agree- it is!

Our nephew Caleb Wood was in a very serious automobile accident early yesterday morning.  He is in intensive care in Iowa City with a fractured 3C vertebra & several cuts & lacerations.  Please keep him in your prayers.  He is only 25 years old & a VERY LUCKY young man.  The drs are very positive & we are hoping for the best. 

My mom & Aunt Virginia are coming down this morning to visit the twins & me.   We are looking forward to that!  

I hope you have a great week!!!!
Be sure to stop back by tomorrow for another stamping project.
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

My April calendar page!

Good morning!

WOW- yesterday I had my group Christmas Get-to-Gather downline meeting at our home!  What fun it was!!  It was a day of great company & cute projects that were created with new products from our upcoming NEW Spring Catalog & Sale-a-bration flyer too!  I know it is a busy time of the year so I'm thankful so many joined me.   We sure missed the gals that couldn't make it.  But we will all be getting together in January again for another group meeting & we'll have a huge crowd then with all of my adoptee's too!

Manda & Steve had a wedding yesterday so we kept the twins all day.  They were really good!  Thankfully Papa stayed in the house for a few hours yesterday afternoon & helped with them.  They sure had fun in my Stamp Studio with my downline gals when Papa went out to chore.  I think they are going to be good stampers some day!

I was just wiped out last I didn't get but a couple of hours of sleep as I spent Friday night stamping away in my Studio.  I slept like a rock when I finally got to bed.  Today I'm home all day!!  I have tons of paperwork to catch up on & things to do.  I have several Sympathy cards I need to make & get sent out too.  I hope I get alot done today!!

Here is my April calendar page.  I love the clouds!   

'Up, Up & Away'
cs:  Marina Mist, Yo Yo Yellow & Whisper White
ink:  Marina Mist
marker:  Yo Yo Yellow
other:  sponge, Fancy Flower punch (connected 3 of them together to make a cloud image & sponged around the top side of it), dimensional

 Here is another funny photo I captured of the boys the other day by our tree!
Drake was pouting.
Notice the beautiful snowman too that is sitting by them.
He is a gift from Devonee & Lynda & I think he is adorable!
(Thank you Devonee & Lynda!)

I hope you have a fantastic day!!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

My March calendar.....

Good morning!
Quick post.....I'm still creating & cutting for my downline meeting today.  
Plus the twins will be here all day & most of the evening today as Manda & Steve have a wedding to go to.

Notice the new stamp set here! 
 It is in the new Spring Catalog that begins on January 3rd.
So this is a Sneak Peek!
'Lucky Day'
cs:  Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
ink:  Wild Wasabi
other:  sponge, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, dimensional

I've got some cute new things created with new products from the NEW Spring Catalog & NEW Sale-a-bration Flyer to share with my gals today! 
 I can't wait!
I will start posting some of these projects sometime soon.

Have a great day!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, December 14, 2012

WOW- Check out the Clearance Rack Blitz!

Huge savings of up to 80% off!!
This sale started today!
RUN! Do not walk to my Online Store!
SU! has just opened the Clearance Rack Blitz with over 300 new items - WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! Prices as low as .99 - many of your favorite retired items are there, so don't miss the chance to stock up! 
Shop at my Online store-

Or you can give me a call & I can order it for you & get it to you next time I see you!
Happy Shopping!
Here is another funny photo of the boys I captured when trying to get a photo of them for my New Year's card.  
Look at that smile that Brody is giving me.
And our dog Nestle sure is posing good!

My February calendar page.....

Good morning!!

Here is my February 2013 calendar page.

'Affection Collection'
cs:  Regal Rose, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
ink:  Regal Rose
supplies:  Extra Large Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch, dimensionals
(heart is from triple heart punch that is retired)

Last night Deke went with me on my stamp delivery run.  We ate supper at Olive Garden & then went to Paul's to buy Christmas gifts for the boys.  They are getting tractors & so got most of what we needed to get.  I need to run to Osky & Williamsburg next week sometime to finish up a couple little things.  Time has gotten away from me again this year & I can't believe I don't have anything done for Christmas yet. 

Today I'm hoping the boys play well together as I need to catch up on things here.  I need to get things from my calendar classes all put away in my stamp studio & it cleaned up.  Then tonight I will be stamping the night away!!  I get to play with all of my new Spring Catalog products that came last Thursday & Friday!  I haven't even opened the boxes yet.  :(  But tomorrow I have my downline Christmas Get-to-Gather- so have to get everything ready to share with my team!  I can't wait to see all of them that are joining me & spend our time together stamping!

Hope you have a great day!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

1:25 p.m.
Here is an update on Brody.

Thanks everyone for your thoughts & prayers. Brody did great with the MRI & sedation today!! Lonnie (Dr. Menezes assistant) thinks he is doing great! Dr. Menezes is on vacation right now though so we are unsure if another surgery will be needed until he gets back & reads the results. It could be awhile before we hear from him & know anything. Please continue keeping Brody in our prayers. Thank you!
Love & Blessings-

A snowman for January.......

Good morning!

In December each year I don't do cards at my workshops..... we make calendars!  They are 4x4 in size & are connected with jump rings & stand up nicely on your desk or counter, etc.  I have many customers that join me for this annual event & make one calendar for themselves, while many customers make multiple calendars & give them as Christmas gifts!

Here is my January 2013 calendar!

'Button Buddies'- snowman
'Winter Memories'- words
'Jolly Bingo Bits'- snowflake
cs:  Real Red, Whisper White, Bashful Blue
ink:  Black Stazon, Bashful Blue
marker:  Real Red
supplies:  1 3/4" circle punch, Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta ribbon, glue dot, dimensional

Today Brody goes to Iowa City for a brain MRI.  It was a year ago on Sunday, (12/9) that he had his surgery.  WOW- how fast the past year has gone & how blessed we all are.  What a special little boy Brody is.  He is a true blessing!  You'd never know from looking at him, nor by his actions can you tell that anything was every wrong with him- other than the helmet he now wears to protect his skull/brain until his bones close in.  We will see what path we will be going down next.  I pray that all is well.  I am hoping that he doesn't need another surgery, but if he does I hope that he can get it done sooner than later & onward we will go!  Brody has an amazing Dr. Menezes, for which we are all so very thankful for him & his awesome team!  Please keep Brody in your prayers.  Prayer is so powerful!

It is just Drake & me today!  He stayed over night with us last night since Brody had to be in Iowa City early this morning.  Papa is home today for a change- so he'll come in from the farm to eat lunch with us.

Tonight I will be meeting my gals from my IC group to deliver their stamps.  Deke is going to go with me & we are going to do some Christmas shopping.  I haven't bought anything yet.  And time is nearing that I must get alot done!

I hope you have a blessed day!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Our Boys!

Grandma tried to take a picture of the boys today to put into my New Years card......what a task! Brayden was great! He was so much help! The twins on the other hand were going in different directions- literally. It was quite comical! I did get one picture of them that wasn't too bad....I'll use it if I don't get a chance to take another one. We had a FUN day all together! Here is one of the cute pictures I got of them!