Saturday, November 30, 2013

Another 'Christmas Collectibles' card

Good morning!
Here is another 'Christmas Collectibles' card.
Isn't the Washi Tape on it cool!
And check out the "Merry" Expression Thinlit. 
I love them!
'Christmas Collectibles'
cs:  Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
ink:  Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
supplies:   Big Shot, Expressions Thinlit, Christmas Ornament Punch, Basic Rhinestone, 1/8" Silver Ribbon, glue dot, dimensionals, Season of Style Washi Tape

I cut lots of Christmas card kits yesterday.
I had hoped to have them all done before I went to bed last night- but I was too tired.
So I'm headed back to my Stampin' Studio now with my coffee in hand to work on Christmas card kits.
AND hopefully I will be able to work on belated Birthday cards today too.

I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Saturday!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, November 29, 2013

A 'Christmas Collectibles' card......

Good morning!
This is another one of the cards that everyone made at my November classes.

WOW- I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday.
We had a nice time with my side of the family at my sister Julie's home.
All of my moms grandkids & great-grandkids were there- which doesn't happen each year.
Our pot-luck lunch was yummy with a traditional Thanksgiving menu.
We all left STUFFED!

What do you think of this card?
Isn't the foil Winter Frost Designer paper just beautiful!!
And I love how this set has the coordinating ornament punch to accompany it.
'Christmas Collectibles' & 'Joy to the World'
cs:  Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Whisper White
dp:  Winter Frost Specialty Designer Paper (12x12)
ink:  Bermuda Bay
supplies:  1/8" Silver Ribbon, dimensionals, paper snips, glue dots, Basic Rhinestones, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/4" Circle punch, Christmas Ornament punch

Last night I made a set of 20 'Snowy Day' Holiday cards for 
Brayden's Mom's Boot Camp Madness Sparkle Ball, that is next weekend.
They turned out cute & hope she likes them!

Woo Hoo!
Today I'll be stamping all day/night!
I will be working on cutting more Christmas card kits (200 of them) 
& hope to get them all done today!

I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Many Blessings for a "Happy Thanksgiving"!!!

Good morning!
Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Wishing you all many blessings this Thanksgiving Day!
I hope you enjoy it with family or friends.
I know I am very blessed for all I have in my life!
I have an amazing husband whom I love with all of my heart.
And we have 2 beautiful children, an awesome son-in-law & 3 adorable grandsons.
Then I'm blessed with many dear friends from near & far-
many of whom are my stamping buddies!
And I AM SO THANKFUL that I get to share my love of stamping with so many friends!
 'Magnificent Maple', 'Gorgeous Grunge' & 'Teeny Tiny Wishes'
cs:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
ink:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede
supplies:  Large Oval Punch, Modern Label Punch, Large Oval Punch, Burlap Ribbon (threads), dimensionals

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Breakfast Squares

If you are wanting a quick & yummy breakfast casserole for the holidays, 
here is the one I use.  
I made it last Sunday for our Wood Family Brunch & everyone loved it!  

Breakfast Squares
1 (24oz) pkg. frozen hash browns-(I like OreIda the best!!)
1# browned sausage
6 oz. shredded Cheddar Cheese
6 oz. shredded Mozzarella Cheese
3 (beaten) eggs
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. milk
1 medium onion (finely chopped)

Put Potatoes in bottom of greased 9x13" pan. Sprinkle on sausage & cheeses. Beat eggs & milk, salt & onion & pour over the meat and potatoes. Cover with foil & refrigerate for at least 3 hours or over night. Leave covered with the foil & bake at 350* for 1 hour. Let stand approx. 10 minutes before serving, cut into squares.

Baby Seeley #3- coming in June!

Oh Mr. Snowman

Good morning!
Oh Mr. Snowman.....I do think you are so cute!
This is one of the cards we made at November classes.
I must admit- these are 2 of my favorite color combinations!
And this is one of my favorite cards.
Not only could this card be a Christmas card, but wouldn't it make a cute birthday card, get well or thinking of you card too?
 'Snowy Day' & 'Greetings of the Season'
cs:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
dp:  Season of Style Paper Stacks
ink:  Early Espresso, White Craft pad, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie
supplies:  Big shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Oval Collection Framelits, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Paper Snips, Glue Dots, Dimensionals
 Check out how this card flips opens!

Yesterday we sold hogs in the morning & night.
I was so cold & tired when I got in last night I got Deke's supper & went to bed early.
Tonight I'll make my homemade noodles to take to Julie's tomorrow.
And hopefully work on cutting some more of the Christmas card kits that I have to get done.

 Gotta run....the boys are going to be here early today.
I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Here are the Weekly Deals- Nov.26 - Dec 2!!!

A sparkly Christmas Tree!

Good morning!
Here is another card that everyone did at my November classes.
It is the dryer sheet technique.
The photo doesn't show how pretty it really is.

'Special Season'
cs:  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
supplies:  Big Shot, Stylish Stripes embossing folder, Merry Mini Punch Pack (star), Apothecary Accents Framelits, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Anywhere Glue Stick, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Glue Dots
 other:  used dryer sheet

My Aunt Diane & Uncle Joe are home from Georgia, so we go to visit with them last night.
We went to Aunt Kathy & Uncle Jerry's for supper & visiting.
It was great to see everyone. 
We had a nice time.
Sisters Julie & Beckie & brother-in-law Dan also came to visit too!

We have to load hogs this morning & Aunt Kathy is keeping the twins for me for a couple of hours this morning.
Then I'll be a farmer again tonight & be out to sort & load another group of hogs & move pigs.

I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Here is a peek at new Occasion Catalog set!

Good morning!
Here is a peek at a card that I made using a new Occasions Catalog set- 'Happy Watercolor'.
(It is available to order beginning January 3rd, 2014!)
With the cold winter weather we are having.....I thought this springy card might cheer us up 
& start out our week with warmer thoughts.
 'Happy Watercolor' & 'Gorgeous Grunge'
cs:  Crisp Canatalope, Whisper White, Smoky Slate
ink:  Black Stazon & Smoky Slate
supplies:  Doily, White Twine, 2 1/2" Circle punch, dimensionals

We had a busy weekend!!!!
I was finally home all afternoon yesterday & spent 7 hours sitting at our kitchen table getting caught up on some paperwork.
And I'm still not all done yet.
(I was working on personal books, farm books & stamp books.)
I went to bed early & I'm hoping to be ready to start out my week strong today.

I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Wood brothers...and their wives at Doug's birthday party!

Here is a photo taken last night at Doug's birthday party.
Not often do we all get together.
Their sister (Darci) left before we got any pictures taken with her.

Dan & Sheryl
Doug & Chris
Dave & Pam
Deke & me

Then check out these fun photos taken in the photo booth! 
'Mustache Bash' was the theme chosen for Doug's 55th Birthday Celebration!

A 'Wonderful Blessing'

Good morning!
Here is another card everyone did at my November classes.
I love this single stamp.
What a simple, yet elegant card that you can easily reproduce for your Christmas card.
 'Wonderful Blessing' 
(inside greeting- 'Prince of Peace'
cs:  Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Silver Foil Sheet
ink:  Midnight Muse
supplies:  Big Shot, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, Circle Collection Framelits, Basic Rhinestone, Dimensionals, Paper Snips
 Here is the same card just using the Gold Foil Sheet instead of the Silver.

Which is your favorite? 
Leave me a message & let me know.

This stamp set name says it all....
A wonderful blessing for all of us to spend time together this weekend.
We had a great time at supper & then Doug's Surprise Birthday Party last night.
He was so totally surprised!
Chris, Kacie & Cheryl did an awesome job at planning it! 
It was a mustache bash! 
So creative & fun!
It was nice to be with all of Deke's family!

Deke & I can home from the party & cooked.
I have sausage/hashbrown casseroles & cinnamon rolls ready to bake.
My bacon & sausage is thawing!
We are having brunch this morning & I have lots of food- 
so hope that all of the Wood Clan comes. 

I hope that you have a SUPER Sunday!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

A beautiful Poinsettia card......

Good morning!
Here is a card that I did at my November classes.
WOW.....isn't it just beautiful!
I love the affect of embossing onto vellum.
And isn't the Frosted Finishes Embellishment in the center of the poinsettia just awesome!
 I think that all of my cards at my classes this month were great....
 but this one was definitely a favorite!
And I must admit that it is one of my favorites too!

'Joyful Christmas'
cs:  Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Vellum
ink:  Basic Gray & Silver Encore Pad
supplies:  White Taffetta ribbon, Big Shot, Petals-a-Plenty, Heat Tool, Silver Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Glue Dot, Dimensionals, Frosted Finishes Embellishments

I enjoyed visiting with my friends last night for a couple of hours.
Brayden was home with Papa & they were putting a cab on his Scout, 
so that he can drive it all winter.

Today Brayden & I will be headed to town to the Recycle Center, 
Dollar General, the Grocery Store, etc.
Then home to get lunch for the guys & visit with the Wood family that are home for the weekend.
And then get ready to go to Doug's surprise birthday party tonight.
I have to make it to my Stampin' Studio & whip up 2 birthday cards too to take to the party tonight,
for my brother-in-law Doug & nephew Josh!

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

Friday, November 22, 2013

A 'Calm Christma's card

Good morning!
Here is one of the cards everyone joining me at my November classes made.
I love this card!
 'Calm Christmas'
cs:  Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
ink:  Cherry Cobbler
supplies:  Big Shot, Circle Framelit, Northern Flurry embossing folder, Basic Pearls, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, demsionals, glue dot, Paper Snips

Isn't it a cool layout?
It wouldn't have to be Christmas could just change the sentiment & make it anything.
I made it a sympathy card for my brother-in-law Dan's dad's funeral.
 Here it is opened up.
I used the circle framelits to cut out the hole.
(Don't use a punch- as it won't go through the 2 layers of card stock.)

Tonight I am gonna visit with a few old co-workers for a bit.
I'm looking forward to seeing all of them.

We have a busy weekend ahead- spending it with family!
No- I don't have any stamp classes- can you believe it!
(Gosh- I'm going to go through withdrawl I'm sure.....but don't worry-
 I still stamp every day even if I am not having a class.)
Deke's family will all be home to celebrate a surprise birthday party for his brother Doug.
My sister-in-law & brother-in-law (Sheryl & Dan) are coming home from Illinois 
& I'm really looking forward to seeing them & everyone.
We don't get together too often with the Wood side of the family, so it will be a nice time.
We also get to meet our great-niece (Riley) whom was born earlier this year 
and we've never got to see yet.

We have SNOW!
The ground is covered enough to be a white blanket on everything.
It is pretty, but hope it isn't slick out.

I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!!
Be sure to check back again tomorrow for another card I'll be sharing!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

A 'Festive Snowflurry' scrapbook page

Good morning!
Here is a scrapbook page that I did at some of my in home workshops last month.
It coordinates with the card that I posted yesterday.
I love this stamp set & coordinating framelits.
 It turned out festive didn't it?

Deke is gone to meetings all day again today.
I still have lots of orders to get sorted- so hoping that the boys nap today so I can get a few of them done.
I am getting my hair cut tonight & want to deliver orders on my way there.

Yesterday my Aunt Virginia & sister Barbie came to visit & eat lunch with the twins & me.
Manda & Steve had sports photos to take last night, so the twins were here late.
They had their baths taken & jammies on & ready for bed when they left.
We had a busy day & G'ma was beat!

I hope you have a very special Thursday!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Today ONLY- special deals!

# 126889- Stampin' Trimmer=  $20.97  (reg $29.95)

#131264- Many Marvelous Markers=  $76.97 (reg. $109.95)
#124486- Simply Scored Diagonal Plate= $8.37 (reg. $11.95)

Stampin' Up! Holiday SALE starts TODAY!

Don't forget about this awesome Holiday Sale that starts today!
You can Order on line by clicking here!
This is my on line store at 

Everyone that places orders during this Holiday Sale will have their names put into a hat for drawings for Mystery Hostess benefits!!!  

 Print Stampin' Up! Holiday Sale Flyer 
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Holiday Sale 2
Holiday Sale 3
Holiday Sale 4
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A beautiful 'Snow Flurry' flip card!

Good morning!
Here is a beautiful snowflake slip card that I did at my some workshops last month.
I also did a coordinating box & a scrapbook page to go with them.
I will post those in the next couple of days.
 I will update this post later with a supply list.

It was almost midnight when we got in last night from selling/moving pigs.
Every muscle & bone in my body hurt today.
You can tell I'm out of shape from when I use to work out on the farm full time.

Deke has meetings all day today.
The boys & I have errands- recycle center, etc....and going to run up to my mom & aunts.
My mom has been sick, so need to go see her.
Tonight I'll be sorting several boxes of stamps that just arrived so that I can get them delivered!

I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The HOLIDAY SALE starts tomorrow!!!! Woo Hoo!!!

But wait, there's more! Our annual Holiday Sale starts TOMORROW, Wednesday, November 20th. You won't want to miss out on these three 24 Hour Doorbuster Deals! Get 30% off:
  • Stampin' Trimmer, #126889, Reg: $29.95; SALE: $20.97
  • Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, #125586, Reg: $11.95; SALE: $8.37
  • Many Marvelous Markers, #131264, Reg: $109.95; SALE: $76.97
The Holiday Sale starts Wednesday, November 20th and ends Monday, December 2nd. Enjoy sale prices up to 50% off a huge selection of products. Make your list and get ready to shop the Stampin' Up! Holiday Sale starting TOMORROW!

Print Stampin' Up! Holiday Sale Flyer

Here are the new "Weekly Deals"- Nov. 19-25!

Happy Birthday to Manda! (Made with the Envelope Punch Board)

Good morning!
Here is Manda's birthday card that I made for her.
I wanted a gift card holder......and played with lots of products & finally came up with this.
It looks like her!
I think it turned out cute.
And she liked it too!
 Check out the cute way that this folds!
A gift card (or cash) will fit into the inside little pocket.
I used the Envelope Punch Board to make the punched edge here creating the flap.
 'Bring on the Cake', 'Remembering Your Birthday' & 'Memorable Moments'
cs:  Raspberry Ripple, Crisp Cantalope, Very Vanilla
dp:  Birthday Basics
ink:  Raspberry Ripple
supplies:  Envelope Punch Board, Big Shot, Gift Bow Bigz L Die, Chalk Talk Framelit,  Extra Large, Simply Score Tool, Oval Punch, Sticky Strip, dimensionals

I made another version of this card for a monthly swap I'm in.....I'll post it later this week.

I enjoyed my boys yesterday.
They are growing up so fast!!
They are no longer babies- that is forsure.
Brody is just a hoot!
He just melts your heart.
He loves wearing our shoes- which is so cute.
And he pretends he is going to work- so needs his shoes on,
has his tea cup & brief case- just like Papa does.
Yesterday morning as I was getting Papa's tea cup, Brody was carrying his brief case across the room for him & the brief case is about as big as he is.... it was an "AWHHH so sweet" moment!

The guys worked in the shop last night, 
so Brayden was here after school & for supper I enjoyed my evening with him.
I heard all about his day at school.
And his weekend with his cousins from Colorado that were here visiting.
He walked in the door starved & ate non must be going through a growth spurt.
He ate tons for lunch when they were here on Sunday too.
Glad he likes G'ma's cooking!

Tonight I'm a farmer!
We are selling 2 loads of hogs- so it will be a late night.

I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, November 18, 2013

A snowflake easel card!

Good morning......
Here is a cute snowflake easel card that I did for STYC.
I always love it when Stampin' Up! coordinates stamp sets & framelits together & 
this set is just an awesome one.
 Isn't this just such so elegant?
I just love it!
It is not an original creation, I found a similar one on pinterest.

'Festive Flurry' & 'Teeny Tiny Wishes'
cs:  Island Indigo, Pool Party, Smoky Slate
ink:  Island Indigo, Pool Party
supplies:  Big Shot, Festive Flurry Framelits, Labels Collection framelits, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Boho Blossom punch, Large Rhinestones, dimensionals

What a busy weekend we had.
Yesterday was a nice day spent at home with my family.
Everyone came here for Manda's BD lunch.
We had a family favorite meal-
Ham Balls, Scallope Potatoes, Baked Beans, Corn & Grapenut Muffin.
Then of course birthday cake.
Manda's favorite is yellow cake with chocolate that is what I made for her.

I spent my afternoon/evening stamping.
I made a cute gift card holder card for Manda's birthday & several more similar to it for a swap that I need to have finished & in the mail tomorrow.
I'll post pictures later this week of these cards.....I need to get them downloaded first.

I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

A Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit "card"!

Good morning!
Here is another STYC project.
This one was created with pieces from the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit.
I like the chalkboard banner here.
'Four You'
cs:  Basic Black, Crumb Cake
ink:  Whisper White Craft pad
supplies:  Crumb Cake Taffeta ribbon, dimensionals, glue dot

The DP, Black notched framed matting, Black banner & die cut leaves are all part of the
Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit

WE had a FUN time stamping yesterday at my Christmas card class.
Everyone went home with all of their cards completely done!
It was nice to get to sit & visit with everyone & help them.
Glad so many could join me.

Today I am home all day!
Gosh......can't remember the last time I had a day off.
It is going to be a busy one though.
Today is Manda's 27th birthday- so everyone is coming here for lunch to celebreate.
I can't believe that she is that old already.
She is my baby.
Where has time gone?
We are so proud of her though.
She is such a beautiful young woman outside & inside.

She is a wonderful wife, mother & teacher.
So thankful she lives so close by & we get to see her almost daily!

Ok.....gotta run.
LOTS to do!
I hope you have a SENSATION Sunday!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Such a pretty 'present' card!

Good morning!
Here is a quick post.
I'll update it more later.....I'm busy finishing up things for my Christmas Card Class that I have today.

This is another card that I did at my Fall STYC.
Isn't it a cute present?
I got a swap at Founders from I "think" Christina Crawford similar to this.
 I think that the tag is cute hanging on this.
Who wouldn't want to get a Christmas card that looks like this?

I'm EXCITED to spend my day stamping with those that are joining me for the day to make their Christmas cards.

I hope you have a SUPER Saturday!
Happy Stamping!