Friday, October 31, 2014

Project Life- is memory keeping your way!

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It is a very merry- 'Santa Stache'!

Here is another STYC card that is cute & a fun fold too!  Check out the sparkly mustache & beard.  I used the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer 12x12 paper, along with the Mustache Framelit & the 1 3/4" Scalloped Circle Punch.

I colored the hat with a Real Red Stampin' Write Marker & his face is colored with the Skin Tone Assortment Blendabilites Markers.

Be sure to check out the fun fold too!

'Santa Stache' & 'Holiday Invitations'
cs:  Wild Wasabi, Real Red & Whisper White
Glimmer Paper:  Dazzling Diamonds
ink:  Black Memento
marker:  Real Red
Blendablities:  Skin Tone Assortment
supplies:  Big Shot, Mustache Framelit, Large Pola Dot Embossing Folder, Decorative Label Punch, 1 3/4" Scalloped Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dot 
We had a fun time last night on "Hallows Eve" with the boys at the Autumn Acres Pumpkin Patch.  I posted a few photos of our fun late last night when we got home.  You should have heard the laughs & giggles!  And then we had a treat & got to all eat supper at McDonalds together.

When I got home last night I was busy putting together Halloween Treats for our boys & a few other special little friends.  And of course they all got a Halloween card from me too (which I'll try to get a photo of & post soon).

Today the boys & I have errands to run this morning (recycle center, bank, etc.).  I don't think it is going to be warm enough today to get to play outside- guess we'll see.  Tonight the boys will all go trick or treating!  And I hope to spend the later part of my evening burning the midnight oil creating for Lana's Stampin' Party that I have on Sunday! 

I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!!  
Wishing you all a very safe & Happy Halloween!!
Happy Stamping!!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

We had a FUN time with the boys at Autumn Acres last night!

Drake & Brayden
Drake & the goats.
Brody & Steve
Brody & Brayden
Manda & Brody

A little 'Christmas Bauble'!

Good morning!

I love this ornament!  It is embossed with gold embossing powder & then I colored it with our awesome blendabilities markers.

I think that the Baked Brown Sugar card stock just looks amazing with gold- as it is so rich looking.  

I will update this with a supply list soon!
I'm off to pick up the boys.  Deke has 2 meetings & gone all day again today.   We are hoping that the sun shines today & the wind isn't too we can go out & play a bit.  Then after school, Manda, Steve & I are headed to the Pumpkin Patch with all 4 boys.  Think we'll go to McDonald's for supper & make a fun night of it.  I hope to get a few groceries & make a quick stop at Walmart too before heading back home.

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

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I'm thankful for you!!

Here is another clean & simple card!  This card is another one of my STYC projects.

'I'm Thankful' & 'Merry Everything'
cs:  Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
dp:  Color Me Autumn
supplies:  Decorative Label Punch, dimensionals
I am thankful for many things! And yes- I'm thankful for many of you- as I get to share my love of stamping with you.   I love how this card says 'you'!  Wouldn't someone special you know just love to get this card!!  

Yesterday Brayden came out after school & was in heaven when Papa got home, as he helped him put together new flooring in the nursery.  He is such a good little helper.  He was bummed though, as he had to go home before we got hogs loaded, so he didn't get to help do that.  

Deke & I had a late night on the farm, as the semi driver got held up unloading the load he hauled prior to ours.  Thankfully the weather was nice (little chilly- but not windy or wet).  We loaded about 175 head and even though 100 head came from an outside lot- Deke hung lights & all worked out.

I'm headed to Manda's this morning to get the boys.  Deke has meetings it will just be me & the boys again today.  I think I'm finally home tonight- so will be busy stamping & figuring out the 6 cards for my November monthly classes.  

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

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A clean & simple- 'For All Things'

 Can you believe that the leaf images on this card are designer paper?  Yep!  It looks like it was stamped doesn't it.  Now how cool is that? 

This is a clean & simple card.  It was one of my STYC projects that everyone got to make.

Notice the cute little Note Tag Punch worked perfectly to punch out the words here too. 

'For All Things'
cs:  Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, Sahra Sand, Very Vanilla
dp:  Color Me Autumn Designer Paper
ink:  Mossy Meadow
other:  Note Tag Punch, Burlap Ribbon (unravel edge for strings to tie), Autumn Wooden Elements, dimensionals, glue dot

I'm off to pick up the boys.  Deke is gone all day again today for meetings.  Tonight I'll be a farmer helping him to sell hogs.  

Somehow & sometime I've got to be home to finish unpacking & putting away all of the stuff from STYC that is sitting all over our family room.  I need to put on my creative hat & start creating again- as I have my monthly class on Sunday with Lana being our hostessOh my gosh- I can't believe that November is almost here already!

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

This weeks- "Weekly Deals"- Oct 28 - Nov 3, 2014!

Monday, October 27, 2014

A sparkly "Ornamental Pines"

This is a beautiful card created with one of my favorite Holiday Catalog sets- 'Ornamental Pines'!  I do believe that this card was one of the favorites of many that got to attend my STYC class over the weekend.  

I got a card from LouAnn in my GoDiva's group that was kinda of like this.  I added another layer & changed the color of the ribbon & some things & this is what my card turned out like.  

Gosh......I had a very a busy weekend stamping.   It was a great time!!  I love my Fall STYC, highlighting the upcoming holidays & our awesome Holiday Catalog we have this year.  I spent about 7 1/2 hours in South English yesterday cleaning & packing up from Saturday's big event.  Aunt Kathy, Cindy & Betty came over to help me- bless them!!  What wonderful friends they are- as I got home a few hours earlier thanks to them, than I would have without all of their help! 

Ok, I am headed in to pick up my boys!  Then tonight I'm a farmer.  Nathan, Steve & Brayden will be here to help Deke & I sort outside hogs. 
I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!!
Happy stamping!!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

A 'Mingle All The Way' gift card!

I added the Gift Card Envelope Die to a card front here for something cute & different.  Wouldn't you like to get something like this for Christmas!  This card was one of my favorites that we made yesterday at my Fall STYC event.

I just added a strip of paper from our Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack & I also embossed with our Lucky Stars embossing folder.  

I think that it turned out super CUTE!!
 I will update this post with the rest of the supplies sometime soon.
Yesterday's Fall Stamp 'Til You Cramp was awesome!!  The whole class was themed around our Holiday Catalog!  We all had a great time!  I loved sharing my day with everyone that joined me.  And I think that everyone liked ALL of the project that they created.  Everyone left with a huge sack full of projects and new ideas that they created!
Right now we are headed out the door to go to local breakfasts for- Tri-County FFA & Keota Fireman's.  And then I'm off to clean up the hall I rented for my stamp camp yesterday.  I will be there the whole day.....and then have to put everything away when I get home tonight- so it is going to be a long day!

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

Saturday, October 25, 2014

'Get Your Santa On'

Good morning!

Woo Hoo!  Today is the is my annual Fall Stamp 'Til You Cramp- an all day stamp camp.  I can't wait to see everyone & spend our day stamping together.  

I wanted to share a cute little gift card holder that we'll be making today.  He is such a cute little Santa & check out his sparkles.  I added Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to his beard, mustache & fur on his coat.  

You just flip up the front & there is a little pocket made that you can slide a gift card, money or note into.

I saw this layout on Pinterest awhile back & wanted to be sure to case (copy & share everything) it.

I'll post more about the supplies used sometime soon.  I still have alot to do before I head out the door.  Gotta run....

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

Friday, October 24, 2014

A star "SHAKER" card!

Good morning!
Here is a star shaker card that everyone coming to STYC will be making.  I love the little stars inside the cello bag.

I did this same layout & made a shaker card for my downline meeting way back in August.  You can check out that shaker card HERE!

The stamp set I used here is from the NEW Holiday Supplement Catalog- 'Many Merry Stars'.
I will update this post with a supply list in the next day or so.  I am on a mission I have lots of cutting, cooking & setting up to do to finish getting ready for STYC!!

Manda has the day off today, due to having Parent-Teachers Conferences the past 2 nights.  So I am home alone & will be burning the midnight oil getting everything ready.

Woo Hoo!  I can't wait to share with everyone coming to stamp with me tomorrow.

I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A CUTE Banner made with the October My Paper Pumpkin kit!

Check this out!
It is so cute!
Hanna is one of my adopted downline members & she thought outside the box when she got her My Paper Pumpkin Kit this week!  Her mom (Lynda) posted this on her blog today.  I LOVE this banner!  I plan to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) it!

A clean & simple "feathers" card

Good morning-  
Here is a clean & simple card I created for my upcoming STYC. 
'Four Feathers' & 'A Dozen Thoughts'
cs:  Sahara Sand, Whisper White
dp:  Color Me Autumn
ink:  Sahara Sand
others:  Big Shot, Feathers Framelits, Basic Metal (Silver) buttons, White Twine, glue dots & dimensionals
This stamp set can be purchased alone or you can get it in a bundle to include the framelits- which saves you 15%.

I thought this card could be given for many different occasions.   I'll have different word choices at the class so that everyone can personalize it for whatever occasion they want.  
 I am headed in to get the boys.  I'll be home all night tonight burning the midnight oil stamping & cutting!  I have lots of neat projects for STYC & I'm so excited for Saturday to get here so that I can see everyone & share.  
I hope you have a very special Thursday!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

'Wonderous Wreath'

Here is a pretty easel Christmas card that I created for Cathy's workshop a couple of weeks ago.  I chose to use traditional Christmas colors. Notice the added texture of dimension to the front of the card.

'Wonderous Wreath'
cs:  Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
ink:  Old Olive, Real Red
supplies:  Big Shot, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Decorative Label Punch, Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Dimensionals, Glue Dot

We had a late night on the farm last night.  Then I literally spent the night stamping & working on STYC projects. 

Today Deke is in the office.  I'll head to Manda's to get the boys & spend my day with them.  I am planning on being home all evening stamping the night away.

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

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

This weeks "WEEKLY DEALS"- Oct. 21-27, 2014!

'Ornamental Pines'

Good morning-

Here is a card that I made this month for a swap that I was in.   I love this stamp set & just think it is very elegant.

Check out the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter I added to these pines.  Don't you just love the sparkle!

This stamp set would also make not only an awesome Christmas card (like it's intent), but it could also be used for a guys birthday card, sympathy card, etc.

'Ornamental Pines'
cs:  Naturals Ivory, Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso
ink:  Mossy Meadow & Early Espresso
supplies:  Big Shot, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Mossy Meadow ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dimensionals, Glue Dot

This is an easel card.  Check out how it stands up when it is open.

I've been busy stamping!!  I have some super cute new things created for STYC & I can't wait for everyone to see them.  I've got a long next 4 days ahead of me- but I love this big event & I can't wait to share!

Deke has a meeting today.  My mom is gonna come down to visit & see the boys a bit, so we are looking forward to that.  Tonight I'm a farmer helping Deke sell hogs.  And when I get in I'll be burning the midnight oil stamping!  

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

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Curvy Keepsake "Santa" Box

Good morning!!  
Here is a cute little "Santa" box created with the Curvy Keepsakes Box Thinlit Die.  This another project for my upcoming Stamp 'Til You Cramp.

'Good Greetings'- hostess set
cs:  Basic Black, Real Red, Gold Foil, Whisper White
ink:  Black Memento
supplies:  Big Shot, Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit Dies, Owl Punch, Petite Curly Punch, Little Labels Punch Pack, Real Red 3/8" Satin Woven Ribbon, Gold 1/8" Ribbon

Check out the side view of the box shown below with the little tag attached.  That tag is also one of the thinlits included with the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit set. 

Yesterday we went to the Firemans' breakfast and then back home so we could both go back to work.  Deke had alot to do on the farm as he has alot of meetings this week.  I spent my day stamping left over projects from parties this month & putting things away in my Stampin' Studio so that I can find them.  I now have a stack of 20 empty boxes to fill with projects!  I got a few things done for STYC.....but have lots to do this week.

This morning I'm headed in to pick up the boys.  Susie's Hair Hut will be open tonight to give a quick haircut to Steve & I'll then be burning the midnight oil stamping!!  

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

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A cute card little box!

Here is a cute little card box that I made as one of the projects 
for my upcoming Stamp 'Til You Cramp class.
It turned out super cute!
I wanted a little something to hold a set of cards.
Neat huh!
It is a true Susie's original & I'm pretty proud of it.
 It stands up well.
right here it is shown with 5 cards in it, along with 5 envelopes 
& there is still plenty of room that we could add a few more.
Awesome huh!

*The cards inside this box are my all done with the One Sheet Wonder Technique.
And I'll share more about that another day!

Supplies for the BOX only:
'Chalk Talk'
cs:  Bermuda Bay & Whisper White
dp:  2013-2015 In Color Designer Series 12x12 Paper Stack
ink:  Bermuda Bay
1 3/4" Scalloped Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, dimensionals

And yes- I'll gladly share the measurements with you so that you can make one too!

Box Measurements:
Bermuda Bay CS-
  • 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
  • score on all 4 sides at 2"
  • snips up corners on the long & then cut a triangle in each slit- so that the corners fold easily & line up, making my box
Designer Paper-
1 1/2 x 12"- score at  2 1/4", 3 3/4", 8 1/4", 9 3/4"

I was a stamping fool for the day yesterday!
I got alot done- but have a long ways to go.
My Stamp 'Til You Cramp countdown has begun.
It is in 6 more days!
Woo Hoo!

Last night I took the boys & we went to the races.
They were good & had fun!
It was chilly out.
Nathan didn't have good luck though.
It wasn't a fun way to end his racing season.
But now they have all winter to work on things for next years racing season.

We dropped the twins off at their house on way home,
but Brayden stayed with us-
as we left when Nathan was done- but the races weren't over with yet.
So this morning we are headed into the Fireman's breakfast real quick to eat
& then back home for me to stamp!
I pray I still have my good mojo.

I hope you have a SUPER Sunday!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Check out this perpetual calendar!

Here is one of my Stamp 'Til You Cramp projects
that everyone will be making next Saturday!!
I really like the way it turned out.
The 2 1/2 x 2 1/2" blocks were made using the new Gift Box Punch Board
from the Holiday Catalog.
 Won't this look cute sitting on a desk or bookshelf.
It is something that you can use each day 
& year after year.
I hope everyone attending likes it as much as I do.
Love this pretty sunflower added to the top too!

We had a fun time together yesterday with Lawson visiting.
The boys got along really well.
I tired to get a picture of them.....
but that wasn't too easy of a task to accomplish.

Susie's Hair Hut was open too- so Brody & Drake both got their hair cut.
Wow- they look so grown up.
And I'm so glad that I got them done.

The guys went racing last night.  
Nathan got 2nd in his heat & 2nd in the main.
I stayed home & spent my night stamping & working
on STYC projects.

I'll be spending my day stamping!
Please pray that I have good mojo & all just comes together well.

I have tons to do to get ready for my big stamp camp next Saturday!
I can't wait for you all to see all of the projects we'll be making.

 Tonight I'll be headed to Memphis, Missouri to watch 
Nathan race & I'll be taking all 3 boys along with me-
Brayden, Brody & Drake.
We're all excited to go.
And this is my favorite track to go watch racing at
& I haven't been there yet this year.
And this is probably our last night of racing for 2014.
There are still a few more weekends where we could go-
but we all have other things going on & aren't able to go.

I hope you have a very SPECIAL Saturday!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, October 17, 2014

More 'Ornamental Pines'

Good morning!
This is a card that everyone joining me at my October classes last week got to make.
It is called double time stamping.
So that you stamp the 2 center pieces at the same time & then layer then.
I just love this stamp set.
It is forsure one of my favorites in the Holiday Catalog.
It just doesn't have to be a Christmas card.
Gosh- it would make a wonderful guy card or sympathy card too.
 'Ornamental Pines'
cs:  Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla
ink:  Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso
marker:  Early Espresso
supplies:  Mossy Meadow ribbon, dimensionals, glue dot

Deke went along with me last night on my monthly stamp delivery run.
It was great to have the company while driving.
And we went to Longhorn Steak House for supper too!
 It was a late night burning the midnight oil stamping when we got home.

This morning I'm off to pick up the boys.
We'll be hurrying home, as my great-nephew Lawson will be spending the day with us too.
Lawson is 2 1/2 year old.
So I'm going to have a super busy day!!

The guys are headed to Memphis tonight to race.
I plan to be home alone.
And I'll be stamping my night away!
I have lots to do to get ready for my Fall Stamp 'Til You Cramp!
I have so many fun things planned & 
I always looks forward to this fun annual stamp camp.

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

Thursday, October 16, 2014

An elegant 'Wonderous Wreath' card

Good morning-
Here is a silver card that I'm offering for my Christmas card class.
 I got a pretty card at Founders from a friend- Jennifer Cotton.
She only used Smoky Slate as a layer & then embossed her wreath.
I wanted to add a little more color & simplify the making of it for mass producing.
So here is what I came up with.
Isn't it just very elegant!

'Wondrous Wreath'
cs:   Whisper White, Smoky Slate & Basic Gray
ink:  Smoky Slate & Basic Gray
supplies:  Big Shot, Wonderful Wreath framelits, Silver 1/8" Ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue Dot

Yesterday was a beautiful fall day!
Finally the boys got to play outside for while yesterday morning & afternoon.
Last night I ended up running to Osky to deposit our hog check from last week
& pick up some much needed groceries.
I burnt the midnight oil sorting stamp orders when I got home.

I'm headed in to pick up the boys now.
Tonight is my delivery stamp run- so I'll be seeing alot of you!
Deke might end up riding along.
That would be awesome if he does.
Maybe we'll even stop someplace & eat a quick bit for supper.

I will be burning the midnight oil stamping when we get home.
Ideas are spinning in my head.....
I just hope they all come together when I go to put them on paper.
I'm excited for my upcoming big fall class that is on the 25th!
I just have alot to do between now & then.

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

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The NEW "2014 Holiday Supplement" is comig your way!

Check out the New Holiday Catalog Supplement!
It is just in time to help you with some of your upcoming Christmas/Holiday projects!
to see this Mini Holiday Catalog.

Items from this catalog are available beginning next Monday, October 20th, 2014.
The items in this catalog are WHILE SUPPLY LASTS ONLY!

If you'd like a copy of this Mini Catalog- I have some
that you can pick up if you'll be attending any of my upcoming classes.
If you are live afar & want one- please contact me.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new star box kit!
#138104- 'Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit'= $25.95
Can you believe that you get 26 stars in many different sizes in this kit!
All of the "hard work"to make these boxes is already done for you.
The sticky strip & everything is already on the boxes-
so you'll easily be able to complete these by just putting them together.

If you are attending my upcoming Stamp 'Til You Cramp event on the 25th-
you'll get to make some of these star boxes & see this kit!

'Ornamental Pines' for my Christmas card class!

Well- this is my favorite card in my Christmas card kits that I'm offering.
It is just style, my colors, my likes.
And I love the sparkle of the glitter added to it too!
 'Ornamental Pines'
cs:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake & Very Vanilla
ink:  Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso
supplies:  Big Shot, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Circle Framelits, Paper Snips, 
Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Burlap Ribbon, Glue Dots

Yesterday was a long day.
The boys did great at their well check dr appointments.
They love Dr. Mary & Nurse Stacy.
Manda, me, Brody & Drake all got our flu shots.
Trey just turned 4 months- so he had to get 3 shots too.
He'll get his flu shot at his 6 month check up.

Loading/sellings hogs went well last night.
It was just Deke & me.
Deke had made a new loading chute for the semi to back up to 
for our big outside lot.
It was great & worked well!
Brayden had fun 'helping' us from the other side of the fence.
He is such a little farmer & can't wait until he is big enough to actually help.

I'm headed into Manda's to get the boys & 
take Brayden to school this morning, as Nathan has an early meeting.
Tonight I think I'm finally home for a change!!
Woo Hoo!
I have several boxes of stamps that my UPS man brought yesterday afternoon.
I need to get them all sorted & ready for delivery!
So will be working on that.

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

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Here is a NEW Photopolymer Christmas set!

Stampin' Up! just released a brand new Photopolymer stamp set!
 Check it out!
What a beautiful set just in time for the upcoming Christmas season!
#139523- 'Gentle Peace'= $15.95

This weeks- Weekly Deals- Oct. 14-20, 2014!