Thursday, February 28, 2013

What a long day!  
But we are so thankful for everyone's thoughts & prayers!!  
Brody's surgery went well.  
His dr said everything was perfect!!  
We are so thankful for that!  
He has had a long afternoon/evening & in quite alot of pain.  
He is going to have a long haul the next few days.  
But he is very strong willed.  
He has been through so much....just praying the pain lessens & he will feel better soon.  
Deke, Drake & I will be heading out early in the morning to go to the hospital to spend the day.  
I will update later tomorrow on things.   
Thanks again!!  
Many Blessings- 

Our precious little guy!

A vintage 'Feeling Sentimental' card.....(appropriate words for this day)....

Good morning!

We are headed out early Brody has is surgery this morning at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.  It is scheduled for 7:15 a.m.  He is blessed to have an amazing Dr. Menezes to do his surgery.   As we all know the power of prayer- please keep Brody (& the team of doctors doing his surgery) in your prayers for the next several days.
Manda has a blog & will post things on there as time allows so you can check it for updates if you want to.  
Here is the link:

Drake will be staying with us & his other grandparents while Brody is in the hospital.  We will be making trips daily to go to the hospital.  Drake & Brody are super close & never been separated except the few days Brody was in the hospital for his last surgery on 12/9/11.  At that time they were only 3 months & old.  So things definitely aren't going to be easy for Drake the next week either.  

As you know- this is Sale-a-bration time & I have LOTS of parties on my calendar for March.  I will continue to proceed with them during this time & think I've got things caught up on for the next week anyways with that.  I have TONS yet to do for my parties later in the month, but hoping that Brody will get home next week & I'll be here at night to stamp away & get ready for them!

Here is a card that we'll be doing at Phyllis's stamp party TONIGHT!  
I love the vintage look of it.
This is a stamp set that I can say I wasn't overly thrilled with when I first saw it.
BUT- OH MY GOSH- as I've had time to play with it I have loved it.
There is just SO MUCH you can do with it.
'Feeling Sentimental' -SAB & 'That's the Ticket'
cs:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
First Edition Designer Paper
ink:  Early Espresso
supplies:  Big Shot, Window Framelits Collection, Argyle embossing folder, 2 1/2" Circle punch, sponge, Vanilla Flower,  Paper Doilies, dimensionals, Ticket Duo punch, Natural Trim ribbon, glue dots, Distressing Tool
I hope you have a great day!
Sending lots of love & many blessings to each of you!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

'Feel Goods' stamp set.....

Here is another card that I did at Mary's workshop.
'Feel Goods'
cs:  Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Primrose Petals
More Amore Specialty Designer Paper
(The die cut heart on this card is cut out of this designer paper package.)
ink:  Black Stazon
supplies:  Big Shot, Oval Framelits, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die, Vanilla Flower trim, dimensionals

Brody has his pre-op appt in Iowa City this morning.
Hope they can get there without problems due to the snow.
And praying he is healthy & the surgery is still a go for tomorrow morning.
I'm on my way into their house soon to pick up Drake.
I think that Brayden is planning to come play with Drake today (providing school isn't cancelled).
Deke is on his way out the door to Des Moines for a meeting all day a the Capitol.
I figured his meeting would get rescheduled- guess not.

Have a safe day everyone.
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

'Secret Garden' flowers......

Good morning!
 I am in a monthly swap with some other demonstrator friends & the theme this month is flowers- so this just might be my swap for this March!
I just LOVE these colors together.
Isn't this a pretty card!
Heck- this just might be one of my 'All Occasions' cards too for my upcoming classes in a couple of weeks.
What do you think?

'Secret Garden' & 'Made for You'
cs:  Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand & Whisper White
ink:  Old Olive & Rich Razzleberry
supplies:  Big Shot, Honeycomb Embossing folder, Paper Snips, Large Pearls, dimensionals

I am hoping the snow storm doesn't hit us too hard today/tomorrow.
It looks like if it stays on track we'll get some snow, but most of it is south & east of us.

We sell hogs tonight- so worried about the trucker getting here & getting to his destination safely.

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

Monday, February 25, 2013

A whole latte love........(I LOVE this stamp set!)

Happy Monday everyone!
Here is one of the cards that everyone at Mary's party stamped yesterday.
We had a great time.....yummy food, great company & cute stamping projects= 
an awesome party!
'Patterned Occasions' -SAB
cs:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Real Red
Perfect Polka Dots Designer Paper
ink:  Crumb Cake
supplies:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Word Window punch, XL Oval punch, Oval framelits, Owl punch (for heart), dimensionals

I am going to enjoy a quiet day with the twins.
Then will be a stampin' fool tonight.
I have LOTS of cards to get ready for all of the workshops I have coming up in the next week.

NOTE:  Manda has a new blog (link is below) which she'll be posting updates on about Brody's upcoming surgery on, if you want to check it out.
Please keep him in your prayers....
He has his pre-op appointment on Wednesday- so hoping he stays healthy & his surgery is a go that is scheduled for Thursday morning!

Here is their blog link:
(Her old blog was bought out & it will be deleted next month so she transferred everything over to this new blog.)

I hope you have a wonderful day!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

A "Fluttering" Butterfly card.....

Yesterday I shared with you a scrapbook page.
Today I'm sharing with you the coordinating card.
This is what the gals at my workshop did instead of the scrapbook page.
(if they weren't scrappers)
'Papillon Potpourri' & 'Bring on the Cake'
cs:  Marina Mist, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant
First Edition Specialty Designer Paper
ink:  Midnight Muse, Elegant Eggplant
supplies:  Big Shot, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Elegant Butterfly punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Piercing mat, Paper- Piercing Tool, Basic Rhinestones, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, In Color Dahlias, glue dots, dimensionals
I'm off to Mary's stampin' party today.
I'm looking forward to sharing with her & her friends.
I'm going to see a few gals that I only see about once a year- so I'm excited about that.
We also have several young girls that are joining us today- so I'm thrilled that they are coming to stamp with us.
It it going to be lots of fun!

Wishing you a fun filled day!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

'Papillon Potpourri' fluttering butterflies......

Here is a scrapbook page that I have done at some of my workshops in the past few weeks.
I love the butterflies in this stamp set.
AND am thrilled that there are punches to coordinate with them.

'Papillon Potpourri' & 'Amazing Family'
cs:  Marina Mist, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant
First Edition Specialty Designer Paper
ink:  Midnight Muse, Elegant Eggplant
supplies:  Big Shot, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Elegant Butterfly punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Piercing mat, Paper- Piercing Tool, Basic Rhinestones, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, In Color Dahlias, glue dots, dimensionals
 Yesterday I got some "left-over" stamping done.
Today I have to create new projects for all of my workshops coming up in the next 2 weeks.
HOPEFULLY I have good Mojo!

I hope you have a fabulous weekend!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Brayden & Papa are building Lincoln Logs buildings!

This is the fun at our house tonight.
Here is a picture of Papa & Brayden building!
Now well see how long they stay up without falling down!

'All Dressed Up' from a SWEET FRIEND!

Happy Friday!!
Wow- it started snowing yesterday afternoon & we have piles.
What a lovely winter day to do nothing but stamp!
 School is cancelled & I'm home alone.
I am praying that I have good mojo, as I have LOTS of upcoming workshops that I need to get things ready for before Brody has his surgery.
With my coffee cup in my hand & slippers on I'm headed to my Stampin' Studio to spend the day creating!

Today's card is an adorable little dress created by my dear demonstrator freiend-Jessi Mann.
This is her swap from my last downline meeting.
I love the apron she made for it.
Isn't it cute!

Hope you all stay warm & safe.
Happy Stamping!!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Brody's surgery has been moved up!!

Just got a call from Neuro that Brody will now have surgery next THURSDAY, February 28th!
(Suppose to be on Friday, March 1st.)
Please keep him in your prayers!

Thank you!!

Making Shanoah's wedding invites!

Chelsea & I have been working on Shanoah's wedding invites this week.
There are 250 of them!
Just look at the piles of card stock.
I helped do the cutting, scoring & the stamping of 'Mr. & Mrs'.
Chelsea did all of the printing.
Shanoah is coming home this weekend & they are planning to put everything together.
 This is a tri-fold invite......I'll show you more after she sends them out.
I don't want to spoil the excitement.
I think they are really pretty!!

This invite is similar to my Founders swap that I posted last September.

Drake has an ear recheck- dr appt today.  We are hoping that his ear infection is cleared up.
I know I have my fingers crossed!

Manda has an early meeting again today, so I'm  headed to their house to get the boys & stay there until Drake's appt.  If all goes well for Papa Deke this morning, he is going to keep Brody at home while I take Drake to the dr, as we are figuring that going to the drs office would be a great place for Brody to pick up something & get sick & we sure don't need that.  He needs to stay healthy for his surgery next week!
(Which is original surgery was suppose to be today!)

I am wondering how much snow we are going to get hit with this afternoon/evening?
Will tomorrow be a snow day??? filled with stamping????

Have a great day!!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

For Deke

Here is the card I made for Deke for Valentines Day.
Gosh.....forgot to share it with you last week.
I am lovin' the chalkboard stuff!!
So much you can do with it.
'Delightful Dozen'
cs:  Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Real Red
ink:  White Craft pad
supplies:  Big Shot, Woodgrain embossing folder, Hearts A Flutter framelits, Small Heart punch, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die, dimensionals, White Gel Pen

We had a late night on the farm selling hogs last night.
I am just thankful we aren't selling them tomorrow night with the winter snow storm that is headed here.
Today I'm spending my day with the twins!
Tonight I'm going to be a mad woman cutting wedding invites tonight for Shanoah.

Hope you have a wonderful day!!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

'Feeling Sentimental'

Good morning!
Here is a cool card that my downline Dawn Klein made as her shoe box swap at our last group meeting.
I love her vintage style!!
She is so talented!!

'Feeling Sentimental' (SAB) & 'Petite Pairs'
cs:  Baja Breeze, Midnight Muse, Naturals Ivory
ink:  Basic Gray, Versamark pad
marker:  Basic Gray
supplies:  Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, 2 1/2" Circle punch, Window Frames Framelits, 1/8" Mini Brads, Piercing Tool, Piercing Mat, 2 Toned Gray ribbon, Color Spritzer Tool, dimensionals

I have tons going on in the next 1 1/2 weeks as I get ready for all of my upcoming events for the rest of February & the beginning of March.
I have to get everything ready before Brody's surgery so that I don't have to worry about it during that time.

We are very happy that Brody has another surgery date scheduled!
We ask that you pray that he stays healthy & can have his surgery this time as scheduled.
And we also need prayers for him & his team of drs as they preform his surgery.
(And we need to pray that Drake stays healthy too- so Brody doesn't get anything.)

Thanks so much!
Have a super day!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, February 18, 2013

This is an update that Manda shared on their blog today.....

Brody's Surgery- Rescheduled!

Neuro called this morning and they have an opening in the OR schedule.......they are getting Brody in on Friday, March 1st...... just 11 days away!  I, once again, am having mixed emotions but I'm definitely feeling a sense of relief that we aren't going to have to continue this waiting game into April!  Please, please keep Brody in your prayers as he continues down this journey in the coming days and weeks!! My goal is to post to the blog each morning while we are in the hospital so you are all able to stay updated on his progress.  We have been told the surgery will last 7 hours and to expect to be in the hospital for 5 days.  Thank you all!  Manda, Steve, Brody & Drake

Here is their blog link:

I too will try to post something each day here about updates.
Thanks for your prayers!! 

Another 'Best of Birthdays' Pop-up card!

Good morning!
I want to share this pretty Melon Mambo card that I created for my friend Donna (whom just finished with her cancer treatments last week).

'Best of Birthdays' (25th Anniversary January set)
cs:  Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Brights Designer Series Paper Stacks
 ink:  Melon Mambo
supplies:  2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/4" Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Melon Mambo ribbon, dimensionals, glue dot, Paper Snips

Have a great Presidents Day!
 Happy Stamping!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Look at this adorable Mardi Gras card!

A very special "thanks" to my dear friend Teri that made this adorable Mardi Gras birthday card for me!!

I had a super time at Sheila's party yesterday sharing my love of stamping with them.
Then enjoyed Nathan & Brayden here & joining us for steak fajitas last night.

I took the day "off work" today to get our tax stuff done.
I have to have it to the CPA I'm going to go hide so I can get it done.

Deke is going to my sister Barbies to help "gut" her new place so the remodeling can begin next week. 
Our kids are coming for supper tonight.
Steven is cooking Olive Garden entrees' for us.....yummy!

I hope you all have a super day!!
Happy stamping!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

'Best of Birthday's' Pop Up card

A quick post.......

This is the whole card I gave you peek at yesterday!

I think it turned out cute! 

'Best of Birthdays' (25th Anniversary January set)
cs:  Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Sycamore Street Designer Paper (SAB)
ink:  Island Indigo
supplies:  2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/4" Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Sycamore Street Button (SAB), White Twine

I'm off to Sheila's party soon!

Hope you have a great day!!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, February 15, 2013

'Best of Birthday's' stamp set is so cute!

Happy Friday to you!

Here is a quick post and a peek at a card that I'm working on for my upcoming February workshops.   I have lots of stamping to do tonight as I have a party at Sheila's tomorrow with her & her friends.  I am looking forward to sharing with them.

I think this 'Best of Birthday's' 25th Anniversary stamp set is so cute!  

Yesterday was a busy day.....Deke went with me & we took the twins to see Dr. Mary.  Drake does have ear infection again so is on a new/stronger medicine.  Brody's ear check was good!!!  Now praying he stays healthy so he can have his surgery sometime soon.  AND praying that Drakes new meds work & he won't get another ear infection.

Last night Deke & I went to the Iowa City area to deliver stamps & then went out for supper to celebrate Valentines Day.

I hope you have a great end to your week today!!
Happy Stamping!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day!!

Happy Valentines Day!
Here are our grandsons quick Valentines cards that I did for them last night before I went to bed.
One for Jackson, Brayden, Brody & Drake.
I've seen several different things made out of Hershey's kisses & thought they are cute.
 The Hershey's Kiss is made using the large petal from the Blossom Petals Builder punch.
(#121808- pg. 185 for $16.95)
'Delightful Dozen' & 'Teeny Tiny Wishes'
cs:  Real Red, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Vellum & Red Glimmer paper
ink:  Chocolate Chip
supplies:  Big Shot, Adorning Accents Embossing folder (hearts), Blossom Petals Builder punch, dimentionals, glue dots, Small Heart punch, Scissor Snips
 Brayden & I made Heart Sugar Cookies yesterday.
We used the Holiday Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamp.
(#125152- pg. 161= $16.95)
Some of them we just sprinkled sugar on & some of them we put red frosting on.
Brayden is a pro at pressing the cookies.
I love spending time with him!
He just melts my heart.

Drake has a Dr appt this for his ears this morning.
(His Dr. was off yesterday so we didn't get in.)
Tonight Deke is riding along with me to do my stamp delivery run.
We are suppose to get a little snow.
If the roads aren't bad we'll grab a quick bite someplace along the way to eat.

I hope you have a WONDERFUL Valentines Day!
Many blessings-

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Stampin’ Up!’s News
Today, Stampin’ Up! officially introduced the long-awaited Hostess Code. Customers can combine online orders with workshop orders to calculate hostess benefits. That means you can have one big party that ships to multiple locations – and all the orders can be added together to generate hostess rewards.  YIPEE!  It includes ALL products on our online store (catalog items, Clearance Rack items, promotional items) PLUS My Digital Studio downloads PLUS My Digital Studio print products. How sweet is this???  It’s REALLY, REALLY sweet!  

NOTE:  In order to do this you will have to get a "code number" from your hostess which will tie it to her party.  I will have given this number to the hostess.  And each workshop has a different "code number".  Once the hostess closes her party this code will be void for future orders.  


If you have any questions about this- don't hesitate to contact me.
I will be sharing information about this new program with upcoming hostesses. 

A beautiful heart card!!

Isn't this a beautiful heart card!
It would make an awesome wedding card or Valentines card.
My demonstrator friend Christy Kimball gave this card to me.
I love the vintage style of it.
And I haven't done this layout on a card for quite awhile- so will have to come up with something again.

'Love' (Single stamp that was available until 01/03)
'Everything Eleanor'
 cs:  Raspberry Ribbple, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
ink:  Raspberry Ripple & Crumb Cake
supplies:  Big Shot, Elegant Bouquet embossing folder, sponge, Full Heart Punch, Raspberry Ripple Stitched ribbon, dimensionals, glue dot
Brayden LOVED helping sell hogs last night.
Our trucker was a little it was a long night.
But it was fun!
He is a true farm boy!
He had to see all of the pigs- from big to small.
And he went through every pen of the little ones so that he could play with them & feed them.
Too cute!

I have all 3 boys again it is going to be busy!
We are going to stamp heart sugar cookies & put red frosting on them for Papa & Brayden.
Deke is gone all day again today for meetings in Mt. Pleasant.

Drake had a fever yesterday & we are assuming it is his ears again.
Guess he'll be going back to see Dr. Mary. 
I need to call them & get an appointment.
Brayden got sick to his stomach late yesterday afternoon.....hope no one else gets it.
He seems fine now.
So far Brody is good!
He is done with his meds from last week for his ear infection & acting back to his normal self!
HOPEFULLY stays that way.
Are we ever going to catch a break?
I'm so ready for SPRING & healthy boys!

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

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

'Feeling Sentimental' with bleach!


Here is one of the cards that everyone did at my February workshops.  This is such a neat "antique" stamp set.  It has so many possibilities.  

'Feeling Sentimental' (SAB)
'That's the Ticket'
cs:  Basic Black & Crumb Cake
ink:  Basic Black CRAFT ink pad
supplies:  Big Shot, Argyle embossing folder, Apothecary Accents framelits, Natural Trim  ribbon, Distressing Tool, Ticket Duo punch, Paper Piercing tool, Piercing mat, dimensionals, glue dots, Antique Brads, Natural Linen Thread, Heat Tool, Black Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Basic Black marker
*Note:  I used the Aqua painters & added bleach to them to color within the embossed image! 
I used it within the wheel spokes shown on this bicycle.

I had a great day with all 3 of my boys yesterday.  Brayden has pre-school today, but his dad has Parent/Teachers Conferences tonight, so he'll be here after school & then spend the night.  We sell hogs tonight, so he's going with us.  And I might add that he is very excited to get to go out to see the pigs & help us.  He is a true farm boy!  We bought him new chore boots at Christmas & he has only worn them a couple of times, so he reminded me yesterday that he could wear them tonight. 

I hope you have a great day! 
Happy Stamping!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Here is an awesome pop-up card!!

Good morning!

 Sammi & Mary were awesome hostesses yesterday & I enjoyed my day stamping with them & their friends!! 

Here is a cute card to start off our week!
This is another card that everyone did at my February workshops.
It is a cool pop-up card.
And of course I used my favorite SAB stamp when creating it!
 Check out how it opens up!
It is a fun card to do!
 'Patterned Occasions'
cs:  Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Very Vanilla
Parker's Patterns Designer Paper
ink:  Chocolate Chip
supplies:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder, Word Window punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, Small Heart punch, Scallop Edge punch, Paper Piercing Tool, Piercing Mat, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, dimensionals, Soda Pop Tops

Today I am suppose to have all 3 boys!  It has been a week since I've seen Brayden.  I am looking forward to spending my day with all of them.  I am also praying that Brody's ear infection is gone & he is feeling better.  Particularly I hope he is eating better. 

I LOVED the rain that we got yesterday.  It is so welcomed!  We are hoping our pond gets some water in it.  And the fields need the moisture before spring planting begins!

I'm also thankful that we got the rain yesterday instead of the snow or ice that others got.  My heart goes out to many friends & family that got all of the snow!

It is cold & windy outside today though.  Oh- the joys of living in Iowa, as you never know how extreme the weather will be from one day to another.

Tonight I'm doing family haircuts for the guys......guess Susie's Hair Hut will be busy!!!

Deke has a meeting this morning & 2 meetings it is a busy day for him too!!

I hope you have a SUPER Monday!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

A sweet Valentines treat!

Good morning!

Here is a sweet Valentines Treat that everyone at my February workshops will be making as a 'treat' from me!  It is made with the two tags die.
At Founders 1 1/2 years ago my demonstrator friend Angie Juda made a Halloween box like this.
 So- I changed the colors & stamp set to make it a Valentines box.
Isn't it cute!
I so LOVE this 'Hearts A Flutter' stamp set & More Amore Specialty Designer Paper.
Can't you think of all kinds of little things you could put into this box?
  • 2 tags- score at 1 1/4" from bottom
  • Box base- 4 3/4" x 3 1/8" 
  • Score 1" on all 4 sides. 
  • Snip & tuck in the 4 corners to make. 
  • Put together with Sticky Strip.  
I am off to Hiawatha soon to stamp!!!!
I am looking forward to sharing all kinds of FUN things with the ladies today.
Have a great day!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Here is my version.......

This is one of the cards everyone at my February workshops will be doing!
 It is my version of Georgia's card that I posted yesterday.
I love this layout!
And the Sale-a-bration designer paper (Sycamore Street) is awesome isn't it!

  'Vintage Verses' (SAB)
cs:  Tangerine Tango, Pool Party, Whisper White
Sycamore Street Designer Paper (SAB)
ink:Pool Party & Tangerine Tango
supplies:  Big Shot, 2 1/2" Circle punch, Perfect Pennants Bigz L die, Scissor Snips, dimensionals, glue dots, Basic Rhinestones, Boho Blossom punch

I am "hiding" today......and working on tax stuff!
This is one thing I hate to do & always wait until the last minute to do it- which makes it even worse.
If I would do a little each month it wouldn't be bad- but never have the time to keep up with that.

I have a lot of stampers coming to Sammi & Mary's workshop tomorrow so still have a little more cutting to do for that too.
I am EXCITED about seeing all of them & can't wait!

I hope you have a great weekend!
Stop back tomorrow & I'll share another stamped project with you!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, February 8, 2013

'Vintage Verses'......has so many possiblities!

Good morning!  I really like the In Color- Summer Starfruit.  It seems that it goes with so many different colors of card stock & is just so rich & elegant looking.

This is a card that I got in my GoDiva's swap from Georgia .......I just added a couple more layers to the card base.  Be sure to check back tomorrow to see my version of her card.   I CASED (Copy And Share Everything) Georgia's card- but used different colors. 
  'Vintage Verses' (SAB)
cs:  Rich Razzleberry, Summer Starfruit, Pool Party, Whisper White
Sycamore Street Designer Paper (SAB)
ink: Summer Starfruit & Rich Razzleberry
supplies:  Big Shot, 2 1/2" Circle punch, Perfect Pennants Bigz L die, Scissor Snips, dimensionals, glue dots, Basic Rhinestones, Boho Blossom punch

I enjoyed a FUN night of stamping with many ladies last night.
I'm glad that they could join me!

Deke is gone all day to a it will just be me & the twins.

I'm going to hang with them & enjoy a quiet day- reading books & playing.
I've been going 100 mph lately & I'm exhausted.
Today might just be a jammie day for us!

Have a fabulous day!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Brody's surgery is postponed.....

We got bummer news today......Brody's surgery has been postponed due to his ear infection.  DARN, DARN, DARN!!!  We don't have a new date for surgery scheduled yet.....they are booking into April!! That is a LONG TIME TO WAIT!!

And double bummer......guess we probably won't be going on our Stampin' UP trip this year & everything is already booked- so just out!

'Best of Birthdays'- 25th Anniversary set!

Good morning!
Here is one of the pretty cards that everyone joining me at my February workshops will be making.

Tonight I have Stampin' Night here at our home, so hoping all of the ladies will be excited about this card that they will be making.  I am excited to be having everyone join me!  This card is created with the Stampin' UP! 25 Year Anniversary January set- 'Best of Birthdays'.
I usually don't do just tone on tone colored cards.
I tried adding a couple of other colors to this & decided it was just too busy!
I think it turned out pretty though- hope you do to!
I'll update this post tomorrow with the list of supplies used.

I am hurrying around this morning to get some last minute things done before my class tonight.  Plus the twins have an appointment today, so that adds to the busy day!  Thankfully if Deke's morning goes ok with his chores, he is going to go with me to take the boys to their appointment.  It just makes it so much easier when there are 2 of us.  And since he doesn't have a meeting today, that worked out perfect for me!

Be sure to stop back by tomorrow.
Have a great day!!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Here is my version of this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch!!

Happy Hump Day!
Here is this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch.Mojo279Sketch
 AND here is my version of it using the 'Patterned Occasions' SAB set.
  I made my card so that it was going vertical instead of horizontal though.
What do you think?
Cute huh!
'Patterned Occasions' (SAB)
cs:  Island Indigo, Pool Party & Whisper White
Sycamore Street Designer Paper (SAB)
ink:  Island Indigo
ribbon:  Sycamore Street Island Indigo ribbon
supplies:  Decorative Label punch, Extra-Large Oval punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Basic Pearls, dimensionals, glue dots, scissor snips
I just quickly whipped up this card so that I had something to post today.
Once I downloaded the photo I wish I had made the 'congratulations smarty pants' tag hang down off of the ribbon at the top of the card.
Deke is gone all day today to Ankeny to a meeting.
Busy day here with the twins.
Busy night tonight getting ready for a big Stampin' Night group of ladies coming to our home tomorrow night to stamp with me! 
Have a fabulous day!!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

'Oh, Hello' rose.......

Good morning!
Here is a pretty card that I got in a swap from my friend Ruth Bingle.
She is a gem & I met her several years ago at Founders.
We always try to connect when we attend SU! events.
'Oh, Hello' & 'Essentials'
cs:  Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla
ink:  Primrose Petals
markers:  Primrose Petals & Gumball Green
supplies:  Big Shot, Honeycomb embossing folder, Basic Rhinestones, Corner Rounder, dimensionals, glue dots, 5/8" Crochet Trim ribbon

Brody is sick.....such a bummer!
So yesterday Deke went with me & took the twins to see Dr. Mary.
Drakes ear infection is gone, but he still has a cough, so he is on meds for that.
Brody had ear infection & a cough, so he has meds for that too.
Brody will have a return check in 2 weeks.
Praying that the meds help him get better soon, as his surgery is in 2 1/2 weeks & he can't be sick then or else they will have to reschedule his surgery.
AND we sure don't want that to happen- we want to get it done.
 So praying that the boys are better soon.
It has been a long winter!

My little man, Brayden came to visit last night while his daddy & Papa worked in the shop.
Oh my gosh.....he ate tons.
He was starving when he got here at 4:45, so I made him supper.
We then watched a movie together & pIayed.
I so enjoy him!
He is so smart & sweet- such a joy! 

When he left I burnt the midnight oil working on SU! business stuff.
(I had to place a couple of orders & sort 3 boxes of stamps that arrived yesterday.)

Tonight is my farmer night- we sell hogs.

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