Thursday, July 31, 2014


Here is a fun fold card that I did for a swap this month.
I love this stamp set.
I hope you aren't tired of it yet.
I will update this post with a supply is sometime soon.
 It was a late night of racing last night.
Nathan is struggling with this darn motor.
He got 5th. 
The boys were all good & had fun though.

I'm off this morning to the dentist & then to get groceries.
Will be home to chore & then we have a Farm Bureau supper tonight to attend.
Deke will be gone all day today to meetings too.

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

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A vase of flowers......

Here is one of the cards everyone at my July classes made!
I think this little vase & flowers are so cute! 
Who wouldn't like getting them?

' Pictogram Punches' 
cs:  Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Whisper White 
dp:  Park Lane Designer Paper 
ink:  Calypso Coral 
markers:  Old Olive & Calypso Coral 
Blendablities Marker- Old Olive
 supplies:  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (flower), Dimensionals, Glue Dots,  
Calypso Coral Ribbon, Basic Pearls 

NOTE:  I used the Old Olive Blendabilites Marker to color the pearls!

Cool huh!
This is such a bright & cheery card!
And it has a fun fold too!

Manda & the 3 boys will be here today.
We are going to be making the twins 3rd birthday invites,
plus Trey's baptism invites.
So stay tuned to see them when I post them sometime soon.

Tonight we'll all be off to the races.
I hope Nathan has good luck!

Wishing you a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Weekly Deals- July 29th - August 4, 2014!

A great guy card......

Here is a great guy card created with the new set- 'Traveler'.
Check out the cute little paper button.
It is made with the new embosslit called- Little Pieces.
 I made this card with leftover pieces laying on my studio table.
 It is similar to one that I did at my June classes- with a few changes.
You can click HERE to see that card.

'A Dozen Thoughts', 'Traveler' & 'Old World Map'
cs:  Soft Suede, Crumb Cake & Naturals White
dp:  Lullaby
ink: Soft Suede
supplies:  Big Shot, Little Pieces Embosslit, sponge, dimensionals, Paper Snips

I'm headed to Manda's this morning.
Then home to work on the farm.

I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, July 28, 2014

More 'Age Awareness'

Good morning!
Here is another fun birthday card created with the photopolymer set-
'Age Awareness'.
'Age Awareness'
cs:  Basic Gray, Whisper White, Crushed Curry
ink:  Basic Gray
supplies:   Angled Tag Topper Punch, Big Shot, Decorative Dots embossing folder, Neutrals Candy Dots (Basic Gray), 1/2" Circle Punch, dimensionals

It is the beginning of the another new, yet busy week here.
I'm off this morning to my annual allergy appointment in Osky.
I hope to get groceries while I'm there
& then have some errands in Sigourney to run too before I come home.
I still have to finish unpacking & get things caught up from being gone to convention.
So I hope to get alot done today!

We sure enjoyed our boys here for the past 4 days.
It was super quiet when they all left.
I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Here is another Convention Make & Take.....

Here is another one of our Convention Make & Takes.
It is a little journal book.
And I decorated it on the outside using the new
'Kinda Electric' stamp set!

Cool huh!

This journal book is on page 200 of the Big Catalog.
#135718= $4.95
It has 64 graph print pages & a Kraft heavy weight card stock cover with a stitched binding.
Nathan got 3rd last night at the races.
It was hot & dirty sitting in the stands.
We didn't stay for all of the main- as we left as soon as Nathan was done with his.
It is a crazy morning here again with all 3 boys.
LOL- I am one tired G'ma & am going to crash tonight!

I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Sunday!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Here is a sneak peek.....check out the upcoming September "My Paper Pumpkin" kit!

Woo Hoo!
Here is a sneak peek!
Isn't this bag just so stinkin' cute!!
This is the "September My Paper Pumpkin Kit".
If you want to be able to get this- be sure to sign up for it.
It is only available to My Paper Pumpkin Subscribers!

If you aren't already a My Paper Pumpkin Subscriber- you need to JOIN NOW!
With the great promotion going on right now you could get this kit for half price.
Use this Promo Code:   HALFOFF2
Regular price each month is:  $19.95 plus tax.
But NOW you can subscribe & get it for only $9.98 plus tax.

CLICK HERE to read more about the My Paper Pumpkin half price deal! 
Be sure at the end to put me down- Susie Wood as your demonstrator!
Some of the canvas bags have stripes on them & some of them have dots.
I did not count how many come in the kit when I saw them at convention-
 but know there was a pile of them.
I'm guessing at least 10 or more!

Kit includes: 
*There are LOTS of different little black sticker images for you to decorate your tags with:
trees; bats; crows & skulls
*The stripped & white card stock pieces for your tag.
*Plus- some photopolymer words.
*Tangelo Twist & Blackberry Bliss little clothes pins.
 *A whole roll of orange sequin trim 
A roll off black twin
*A Tangelo Twist ink pad spot

As Halloween is one of my favorite holidays!
This is the perfect size to put candy, a gift card or any type of a little gift into
& give it to a friend for Halloween!

Please CONTACT ME if you have any questions about My Paper Pumpkin
& signing up so that you can receive a creative express kit in the mail each month too!

Another convention swap....

Here is another one of my convention swaps.
Love this fun fold.
 I love these 2 new In Colors!
Hello Honey & Blackberry Bliss
 Check out how I cut the half circle out of this folded card with the Circle Framelits.
And I then used 3 different punches to complete this card.
'Beautiful Bunch' & 'Sumthin' Sumthin'
cs:  Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss
dp:  Moonlight Paper Stack
ink:  Blackberry Bliss & Hello Honey
other:  Big Shot, Circle Framelit, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Fun Flower Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Basic Pearls, Hello Honey 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon

Blackberry Bliss- 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" & 3" strip to punch out circle; 1 1/4" x 4"
Whisper White-  5 1/4 x 8"- fold in half & then fold back the front of the card to make the Z fold; 
3" strip to stamp flower images onto & punch out; 1 x 3 3/4"
dp:  2 x 5 1/4"  

We went to the races last night & got home late.
Nathan got spun out on turn 3 on the last lap.
So we didn't finish with a good night.
Honestly- I don't care for that track
& last night was my first night there this year & probably my last one too.
I have all 3 boys I'm doing this post before I go to bed.
When I get a few minutes later today I'll finish this post. 
We are off to the races again tonight...headed to West Liberty!
The boys are excited.
Hope they take a good nap & are ready to go for another long night out.
AND I hope that Nathan has good luck too!
I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Saturday!!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, July 25, 2014


I love these words....
"A Little Kindness goes a long way!"
Oh how true that is.
 What a great collage card this is.
The stamp set if called- 'Kinda Electric'.
It is a new set from the big catalog!

'Kinda Electric'
cs:  Old Olive, Hello Honey, Whisper White, Vellum
dp:  Moonlight Paper Stack
ink:  Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Tangelo Twist, Black Berry Bliss
supplies:  Elegant Butterfly Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (flower), Basic Pearls, Linen Thread, Honeycomb Embossing Folder
At convention one of our Make & Takes was similar to this layout.
But those of you that know me know that I don't follow directions very well.
And I want to be different!
So this is my stepped up version of their card.
I will update this post in the next few days with details.
Here is the card of the original convention Make & Take 
so that you can see the difference too.
 There aren't any layers on it.
Nor are their any embellishments.

So here it is with embellishments added to it.
 Isn't it amazing what a little bit of bling does to a card!

All of our baby piggies are now here!
LOTS of them.
They are so cute!
Brayden got to help us with them on Tuesday.
But the twins haven't seen them yet- so I'm sure we'll be out sometime today to see them.
They love sitting in the pens playing with them & chasing them.
Love hearing all of the squeals of excitement!

Last night the twins & I did my monthly stamp delivery run.
And even got to eat supper at McDonalds (which was a huge hit)!
It was fun that so many of my friends got to meet the boys in person.
An the twins were SO GOOD!

Today we are home for most of the day- finally!
(Except running to town to take my car in for an oil change & a few other errands.)
I hope to get my suitcases unpacked & some things caught up on around here.
Gosh.....I've been going 100 mph since I got home early Tuesday morning.
Now to slow down a bit & get to enjoy the twins being with us for the next 3 days.
And Brayden I'm sure will be here too!
How lucky we will be!
And how much fun they will all have together.

Tonight we are all off to the races in Columbus Junction for their fair race.
I haven't been to this track yet all year.
So the 3 boys & I are looking forward to cheering on Nathan from the stands.

I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Brody, Drake & Trey Seeley

Birthdays Rock!

Ok......the night I played with this stamp set I just kept creating!
I couldn't get enough of it.
Thus you are seeing several samples all made with this one stamp set.
 '#hello' & 'SoSocial'
cs:  Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay & Whisper White
dp: Maritime Designer Paper
ink:  Bermuda Bay
supplies:  2 1/2" Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Dimensionals

I thought this was a fun birthday card.

Wow-yesterday we were on the go & got alot done.
Our meeting went well with our sow unit group.

Today we get more baby piggies delivered this morning,
so I'm headed out to help Deke with that.
Then the twins will be coming this afternoon & will be spending the next 4 days with us.
Steven is in a wedding in Chicago- so he, Manda & Trey will be going there.
The guys are racing tonight in Columbus Junction for the fair race.
And the twins & I are going on my monthly stamp delivery run
 to Iowa City & back.

We are off!
Hope you have a very special Thursday!
Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Another '#hello' card!

Good morning!
Here is a thank you card that I made.
This set is just a favorite of mine....
as I love being able to stamp & punch!
 Check out the little tabs on the side.
They are created with the Ticket Due Builder Punch.

cs:  Night of Navy, Real Red, Whipser White
dp:  Maritime
ink:  Night of Navy
supplies:  2" Circle Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Ticket Duo Punch,

 Oh how good it was to sleep in my own bed last night!
And all of the kids were here yesterday too- so was thrilled to get to see them all!
Our baby piggies are adorable-
and more come tomorrow morning too!!
Susie's Hair Hut was open last night & I got Nathan's hair cut for him.
And we sold hogs late- since it was so hot out.
So we had a FULL DAY!

This morning I am headed to the bank in What Cheer.
Then home to pick up Deke & we are going to Washington
to take our Annual Manure Management Plan to get it paid for & filed.
Our powerwasher broke, so we're trading off our old one & picking up the new one.
And then we'll be attending our annual meeting/luncheon with our Piggy Group
about renewing our baby pig contract.
I hope to be home tonight- as have several boxes of stamps that arrived
while I was gone & I need to get them sorted & ready to deliver!
And I have a huge mound of laundry to get caught up on.
And a huge pile of mail too!

I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!!
Happy Stamping!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

2014 Stampin' Up! Convention Highlights- 'Inspire, Create & Share'!

Shown here are the 100 Demonstrators that achieved Founders Circle 2014!
I was honored at Stampin' Up! Convention last week with earning Founders again.
This will be my 8th year in a row of earning this top achievement.
I am truly blessed with being able to share my love of stamping with all of my
downline & dear friends/customers throughout the year!!
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for stamping with me!
I so treasure all of you!
I am also blessed to call so many of the awesome ladies shown in the photo above my friends too! 
And I can't wait to spend a few days with them in September at our retreat. 
Stampin' Up! is an awesome company!

I couldn't sum up my feelings about Stampin' Up! any better than it said in the statement below.
 This is the Stampin' Up! Statement of the Heart...
To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments . . . in this we make a difference!  

(I hope to find time to share some other photos sometime soon from convention last week!)

Weekly Deals- July 22-28, 2014!

Another Convention Swap!

Here is another convention swap!
 I will update this with the supply list soon.

I am finally HOME!
What a long day of traveling yesterday we had to finally get here. 
I am off to bed for a few hours.
I can't wait to sleep in my own bed.
And then I am off early this morning to help Deke & work on our farm.
We get baby piggies delivered this morning!
How fun!

I have tons to catch up on here.
I have a pile of mail & lots of emails.
Plus several boxes of stamps that were delivered too.
Lots of farm work & stampin' work await me!

I can't wait to see our kids & all of our boys today!
I missed my family bunches.

I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Cupcake FUN!

Here is a fun card that everyone at my July classes made.
It is a fun cupcake birthday card.
 The dots were neat for everyone to learn how to do them.
It is a technique called inlaid embossing.
AND they all did it with the new Boutique Embossing Folder!
Woo Hoo!

(I will update this post with a supply list & more info in the next few days.)
 My mom, Beckie, Ginny & I went on a Salt Lake City Tour 
yesterday out to see the Salt Flats & had a wonderful time!
It was beautiful!
Then last evening we ate supper with Lynda & Hanna at the Melting Pot.
And were all exhausted, so went back to our hotel & watched a movie. 
This morning we are headed to the airport here in a couple of hours.
We have a LONG layover in Denver- so we don't get home until 
the wee hours of the morning tomorrow.
Literally we are going to be traveling all day/night long.
And we are not looking forward to it. 
I'll be up bright at early too though tomorrow morning, 
as new baby piggies are arriving at our farm.
So.....I guess you could say that I'm going to hit the ground running at the airport!!

We've had a great time here in Salt Lake City the past week.
I am so ready to see my family though.
I've sure missed them all!

I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Here is another one of my 2014 Convention Swaps!

Here is another one of my convention swaps.
It was also one of the cards that everyone stamping with 
me at my July classes got to make too!
 (I will update this post with the supply list sometime soon.)
We had a fun day yesterday at convention.
The past 4 days have flown by.
My head is a spinning with all of the many things I've learned.
And I can't wait to get to share them with all of you.

Last night I hosted a swap with my team & some other demonstrator friends.
We had a blast!
We started out with a pizza party for supper.
Then spent the evening playing Bunco.
It was so much fun!
There were alot of laughs!
It was a great time with many wonderful memories made. 
I can't wait to play Bunco again!
Thanks to LeeAnn for suggesting that we do this.
I appreciate her & her team showing us how to play.

This morning we are headed out to listen to the Tabernacle Choir sing.
There are several of us here that will be going together-
me, my mom, sister Beckie, niece Ginny &
many downline- Dawn, Barbara, Anne, Kimberly, Lynda & Hanna too!
Then this afternoon we are going to do some more site-seeing.
Tonight mom, Beckie, Ginny, Lynda, Hanna & I will be going to the Melting Pot for supper.

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

Saturday, July 19, 2014

'Blended Bloom' with the new Blendabilities Markers!

Here is one of my July workshop cards that everyone got to make.
Don't you just love how the flower is colored?
It was done with the new Blendabilities Markers.
What a fun fold this is too.

(I will update this post with the supply list sometime soon.)

Yesterday was another jam packed day at convention.
Last night was awards night & I am humbly honored to say that I earned 
Founders again for the 8th year in a row.  
I am blessed to get to share my love of stamping with all of you 
& I thank you for allowing me to do so.

We'll be headed to convention again this morning for our final day of classes.
Tonight I'm hosting a swap with my team, Christy's team & LeeAnn's team.
I'm looking forward to our evening together visiting & sharing.
We'll be having a pizza party & playing Bunco too.

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

Friday, July 18, 2014

Hello again.....

Hello again....
 Here is another card created with the new '#hello' stamp set.
Check out the new designer paper stack.
(I will update this post with the supply list sometime soon.)
We had a busy day yesterday at convention with classes.
And I took another class last night- so got back to the hotel late.
We are off again today for more classes.
Tonight is the Stampin' Up! awards night.
So it is going to be another jam packed day.

I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

My 2014 Convention Swap!!

Here is my general convention swap!
Lovin' this layout, stamp set & designer paper.
What a fun birthday card this would be to give to someone on their special day.
 I added the Smoky Slate Candy Dots to finish off this card.
 'Big News' & 'Perfect Pennants'
cs:  Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Smoky Slate
dp:  Flashback
ink:  Smoky Slate
supplies:  Neutrals Candy Dots (Smoky Slate), dimensionals

Last night we kicked off convention with picking up our convention bag
with our name tag, make & take kits & 3 stamp sets in it.
We got a sneak peek at the September My Paper Pumpkin Kit
& got the supplies to make it.
This morning we are headed down for breakfast soon 
& then off to our first General Session.
We'll be attending classes & trainings all day today!
Woo Hoo!
I hope you have a wonderful Thursday!!
Happy Stamping!

Thanksgiving Point in Utah!

My mom & me!
Yesterday we took a taxi & went to Thanksgiving Point.
Lynda, Hanna, Rory & Jackie went with us.
It was a beautiful botanical garden!
We walked the whole thing admiring all of the beautiful flowers
- which was about 3 miles.
 Check out this awesome waterfall.

Then we ate lunch at the Brick Canvas.
And then got a tour of the whole building from Sage's husband- Jason!

On the way home we stopped in Riverton at our Stampin' Up!
Distribution Center to see it.

What a FUN day we all had together!

NOTE:  I will post more photos sometime...I am having a hard time getting
any pictures to download due to the slow speed of the internet at the hotel.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


Hello from Salt Lake City, Utah!
WOW- we are here for Stampin' Up! Convention 2014!

This is a quick & simple card using a new set that I am in love with!
It is called- '#hello'. 
I have a few different cards I'll be posting over the next week created with it.
cs:  Real Red & Whisper White
dp:  Maritime
ink:  Real Red
supplies:  2 1/2" Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Real Red 1/4" Cotton Ribbon, dimensionals
We are on the go.....
Yesterday we did a little site seeing downtown.
And we ate lunch at the Nauvoo Restaurant & I got my favorite Turkey Pot Pie.
(This is a tradition that I love doing.)
Then last night Lynda, Hanna, Rory & Jackie 
helped me work on putting my swaps together in my room.

This morning we are headed down for breakfast & the we are off to do some more site seeing.
Tonight convention kicks off with our the Paper Pumpkin Night Out event.
I can't wait to see all of my friends.
PLUS all of the fun things that Stampin' Up! has in store for us.

I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Happy Birthday to you! My dear sister Julie!!!

As most of you are reading this post we'll be on an airplane.
We came to Des Moines last night & stayed in a hotel close to the airport.
We are headed to Salt Lake City, Utah for our Stampin' Up! Convention 2014!
I am excited to be spending the week with so many of my downline, adoptees.
PLUS my mom, sister Beckie & niece Ginny.

Today is my sister Julie's birthday!
The card I'm sharing today is the one I made & mailed to her.
I hope she likes it!
'Peace, Love & Cupcakes'
cs:  Basic Black, Whisper White & Real Red
ink:  Mememto (Black) pad
supplies:  Large Polka Dot embossing folder, Big Shot, 2 3/8" Scalloped Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch, 2 3/4" Circle Punch, Basic Pearl, dimensionals

I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday.
Happy Stamping!