Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Here is another Holiday Catalog sneak peek!

Happy Hump Day!
Here is a cute card that my demonstrator friend Sally Davis gave to me when I saw her in Salt Lake City, Utah at convention.
It is created with a new Holiday Catalog set called- 'Halloween Happiness'.
Isn't it cute!
'Halloween Happiness'
cs: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Eggplant Envy
markers:  Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive & Basic Black
supplies:  Big Shot, Window Frames Collection Framelits, Festive Paper Piercing Pack, Paper Piercing Mat & Tool, This & That Washi Tape, Natural Trim ribbon, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

 I have another busy day with my boys!
They all need hair cuts- so hope we can fit that into our day somehow.
I got Steve's hair cut late yesterday afternoon when he picked up the twins.
Now to fit Nathan & Deke into our schedules sometime soon, as they both need hair cuts too!
Manda, Nathan & Papa have meetings all day again.
Brayden is going to visit Aunt Kathy & Uncle Jerry for awhile today.
And then we are all off to the races tonight!

I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

More 'Flower Shop'

Good morning!  
Here is a cute 'Flower Shop' tag that I put on a card.   Check it out.....

'Flower Shop' & 'Itty Bitty Banners'
cs:  Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White & Old Olive
ink:  Tangerine Tango & Bermuda Bay
supplies:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots, Pansy Punch, Jumbo Rhinestone, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Bitty Banner Framelits, Tags & Bag Accessory Kit, NEW Stylish Stripes embossing folder (Holiday Catalog), dimensionals, White Organdy ribbon

 This awesome tag was made by my sweet demonstrator friend Missy Shipman.
She gave me a little gift at convention with this tag on it.
It was so cute I just had to put it onto a card.

Well- they didn't get everything done yesterday!
Ughh.....they have some trim to finish & all of the molding between the doorways, plus they have to rehang the closet doors in the bathroom & a few other little things.
Plus try to get the water stain out of our bedroom carpet yet too.
I have no clue when they are going to be back.
They are going to call me.
 So I am not happy with this disaster.
It has just been a nightmare.

Today is a BUSY day here on the farm.
We get new baby piggies in this morning.
All 3 boys will be here to help us.
Brayden is already worrying about not being able to help when the baby pigs arrive until next summer, as he'll be in kindergarten in a few weeks!
Nathan & Manda both have meetings all week- so Papa is going to have lots of help!
And we are going to enjoy our time with all of them.
Tonight we sell pretty much I'm going to be a farmer all day/night.

I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, July 29, 2013

My Convention Bag Tag-

Yesterday Manda helped me to set up boards on my Pinterest account.

So be sure to click on my Pinterest link on the left here.
I'm going to be posting my blog projects to my Pinterest boards too.

Today I want to share with you, a gift I received.
My dear demonstrator friend LeeAnn Greff made this for me.
I love it!
It is a Bag Tag that I put on my Convention Bag.
Supplies -Big Shot, Window Frames & Floral Frames Framelits, Chipboard, 2 1/2" Circle punch, Coastal Cabana & Baked Brown Sugar ruffled ribbons, NEW Silver 1/8" ribbon (Holiday Catalog), new Pretty Print embossing folder (Holiday Catalog),Typeset Alphabet Bigz dies
DP:  Afternoon Picnic 
CS:  Coastal Cabana & Baked Brown Sugar card stock, Silver Glimmer paper

Then she punched a small hole in the top for the metal ring so that we could add them to our convention bags. 

Well- today the guys are suppose to be here all day & get my flooring finished!
One of them came on Friday & we got all of the trim issues figured out.
All I can say is that it had better go smoothly today & it had better be done today.
I am so ready to get our home put back together.
We've had this mess since July 2nd.
 This week is a crazy one here & I don't need to add any thing extra to have to get done or worry about.
So I am praying that they fulfill their obligation & finish it today!

Deke has meetings all day today.
I'm going to hide & work on bookwork to stay out way of the guys working.
Tomorrow we will be blessed with our new baby piggies.

And we'll have our little farmers helping us too.
The boys are all excited about getting to help Papa & me on the farm & play with the new baby piggies.

I'll have to remember to take my camera so that I can share some of the highlights of our day with you.

I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Stampin' Up! has a new Envelope Punch Board- coming SOON!

A 'Sketched Birthday' card

Good morning!
Here is a cute card created with the 'Sketched Birthday' set.
'Sketched  Birthday'
cs:  Soft Sky, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White
ink:  Black Stazon & Strawberry Slush
markers:  Strawberry Slush & Soft Sky
other:  1 14" Circle punch, Basic Rhinestones
I took a picture of this card on a display board in Fiji- so I can't tell you who the original creator of this is- I'm sorry!
We had a nice time at Aaron & Emily's wedding last night.  They are a perfect couple!  
I am home all day & hope to get some stamping done for my upcoming August workshops!

Have a SENSATIONAL Sunday!
Happy Stamping!


Saturday, July 27, 2013

Here is a wheely sweet card.......

Good morning!
Here is a simple, yet cute card that was on display at convention.
I love the way they did it so that it looks like the bicycle is in motion.
 'Cycle Celebration'
cs:  Bermuda Bay & Whisper White
dp:  Brights 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper Stack
(Bermuda Bay)
ink:  Bermuda Bay & Black Stazon
supplies: 1/8" Bermuda Bay Taffeta ribbon, glue dot, mini silver brads, paper piercing mat & paper piercing tool

I am hoping this is a quite weekend so that we can catch up on things here.
We get baby piggies in this coming week, so we will be finishing up getting the buildings all ready for them to arrive.
We have a friends sons wedding/reception to attend this afternoon/evening.

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

Friday, July 26, 2013

Paper Pumpkin Kit on SALE!!

Have you ever wondered about signing up for the Paper Pumpkin kit that arrives to your door each month?
Well- Stampin' Up! is offering a sweet deal for new on & check it out.

Offer Dates: July 18, 2013 -August 31, 2013
Offer Details: Use the promotion code PUMPKINDEAL to join Paper Pumpkin before August 31, 2013, and pay only $10 a month* for the first two months.
*plus tax, where applicable. Shipping included!
The Fine Print:
  • For new subscribers only.
  • Promotion applies only to the first two months of a new subscription. After receiving two month's worth, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • You need to visit to join.
  • You must click "Add Promo Code" and then enter the promo code PUMPKINDEAL in the "Promo Code" field when you sign up on the website to take advantage of this promotion. 
  • Be sure to put in my name- Susie (or Susan) Wood
  • You must join by Saturday, August 31, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT) to qualify for this special deal.

Here are some more shoe box swaps from convention.....

Here are some more shoe box swaps from convention.
Last Saturday night I hosted a shoe box swap for my dowline & adoptees that were with me & I asked my friend LeeAnn & her group to join us.
We went out for supper together after our closing session & then back to our hotel to stamp.
It was a fun evening of visiting & stamping together.
Several of the swaps above were created using New Holiday Catalog items.
Check them out. floor is not done!
The guys never showed up yesterday as planned.
And so talk about an unhappy camper- yep- that would be me!
They are to be back on Monday to finish it up.
Believe had better be done then.
I'm tired of our house being a disaster with doors, furniture, etc- all over is not fun.

We get baby piggies in next week.
Deke is finally home all day today with no meetings....
so we'll be busy getting things ready on the farm.

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

Thursday, July 25, 2013

This was a display board at convention of cards.....isn't it awesome!!  

Inspire Create & Share!
These are statements of our heart from Stampin' Up! 


 Here is a cute set of cards that Donna Griffith from Stampin' Up! gave to me as a little gift for presenting at convention.
(Daleen, Julie & Alisa got them too!)
I really like it!
She said it was a I need to check out the catalog & see where she got the idea from.
Our catalog is a great source for finding cute ideas to copy!
 Check out the darling little bag that Donna put these cards in.
 They all match & are so stinkin' cute together!

The guys still are NOT DONE with getting everything done.
I am not a happy camper......they had better be done today!
I am tired of our house being a disaster.
I want it all back to normal & everything to be put back into it's place.

G'ma (I) was happy to see Brayden yesterday afternoon & last night.
Gosh......I hadn't seen him since last Tuesday morning before I left for convention & I sure missed my little man.
All of the boys were so good & had a great time playing & watching the races together last night. 
Nathan broke a tie rod & still finished  6th- so that wasn't too bad.
He just had bad luck.

Ok- I've gotta run- late night of racing last night.
I stopped & bought groceries afterwards so only put away the cold things & need to get everything else put away & such all done before the crew gets here to put on my trim & hopefully finish up their job today here!
Tonight is my stamp delivery night- so I still have lots of sorting & cutting to get done too. 
But I'm looking forward to seeing several of my buddies when I connect to get their stamp orders to them.

I'll try to update this post with the supplies used on the projects shown sometime soon.

I hope you have an awesome Thursday!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Shoe Box swaps.....

Good morning!
Here are some of the cute cards that we did last Wednesday night at convention.
I hostessed a shoe box swap with my downline & some side line demonstrators.
We called in pizza to be delivered to our hotel.
And then enjoyed a fun evening of visiting & stamping!
The guys will be back today to work on our house.
They finally got all of the flooring in yesterday & have they have trim to put back on today.
I will be so glad when it is all done so I can put my house back together.
I'm so tired of the mess & everything being shoved into our dinning & living rooms.

It was a nice night last night to load out hogs with the cooler temps.

We are off to the races tonight. 
Wishing Nathan & the #52 team some good luck!

I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Here is my 'roomie' convention gift!

There is a tradition at convention that you take a little gift for your roomie's.
So I'm sharing today the cute box & gift that I made for my convention room mates.
I think that it turned out so cute!
I was so excited to see their reactions when they opened up the box.
Check it out.....
 It is a 2013-2014 Designer Series Paper Ringed Sampler that I made.
I am very pleased with it.
It is always nice for everyone to be able to actually see all of the Designer Papers.
So next time you stamp with me- be sure to check it out.
I'll have mine in my basket for you to look at.
I have made a little word window punch out labels put onto dividers to separate each package of DP.
I've also included the DP name, page number, price & coordinating colors of CS that goes with it.

What do you think of the cute little box that it is in?
This is a new product that is in the NEW Holiday Catalog!
Yes- the circle/window sheet window with the dots around it is already on the box.
All you have to do is fold it & it is ready to use!

Don't you just think the Strawberry Slush DP, along with the 'Flower Shop' stamp set & coordinating Pansy Punch make the cover just adorable!

The guys got all of the flooring down in the kitchen & half of the other 2 rooms are done.
They are to be back early today to finish laying the flooring & put down the Quarter Round.
It will be so nice to have it all done & have our home back to normal.

I have bunches of stamp boxes that have arrived the past few days- so will be sorting & cutting sets today so that I can get them delivered later this week.
Tonight is my farmer we sell hogs.
I hope it isn't too hot out tonight.
We were blessed with another little rain last night- thank goodness!

I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, July 22, 2013



Building a Thriving Business Convention 2013 Presenters:  
Me, Alisa Tinsler, Donna Griffith, Daleen Pinder, & Julie Davison
I loved working with these ladies!
I've enjoyed preparing for our presentation the past several weeks & getting to know them all.
What a whirl-wind of a week convention was!
It was a wonderful time & I was honored to spend it with many friends!
 Photo: The whole Build a Thriving Business team 
What a wonderful time we had together!!!
Here is a picture of me that was on the big screen during my presentation that 
my dear friend Carol Nordquist sent to me.

There were almost 6,000 demonstrators in attendance!
Look at all of us!

I am also blessed & honored to have earned Founders again.....for the 7th year in a row!
Woo!  Hoo!
Below is a photo of me at Awards Night with the top 100 demonstrators in a the US.
And the top demonstrators in Canada too.
We will all be attending Founders Circle in September together!
What a huge honor for me!

Here is a group of ladies that I swap with monthly!
It was great to get us all together & be able to connect faces with names.

 Here is another group I'm in.
We are the of "Go-Diva" stampers & swap quarterly.
 I love all of these ladies too!!

I'm home.......

I am home!!
I got home about 5:30 yesterday afternoon.
Manda, Steve & the twins came out for supper so we could see them & catch up.
Sure missed "all" of my family!
(Nathan, April, Jackson & Brayden are camping- so hope to see them when they get home on Wednesday.)
But I had a "great time" with all of my Stampin' Up! friends last week.
Convention was awesome!
And I have a TON of new things to share with all of you!

Check out the cool card above.
This is a new framelit that SU! shared with us that will be released soon.
Oh my gosh.....I love it & can't wait to get it in my hands.
This is just one of the many new things that are going to be available SOON!
We have a crazy day today- 
as the guys are to be here any time to start laying my new floor in my 
kitchen, laundry room & bathroom.
I need to unpack, do a ton of laundry, catch up on emails, sort stamp orders, go through a huge pile of mail & the list goes on & on.
It amazes me how much stuff gets piled up when you have a weeks worth of things to catch up on. 
I have a ton of pictures that I need to get downloaded too & will be sharing them with you.

Gotta run......
I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!
Happy Stamping!