Thursday, December 31, 2015

May Flowers....

Here is my May calendar.  This flower stamp is such a pretty set & I thought it was perfect for this page.  I don't know if I've ever done a page before with colored card stock & stamped the images in black before. Plus I love it even more that this flower image has a coordinating punch to go with it!!  And I really like the words in this stamp set too. 
stamp set:  'Birthday Blooms'
card stock: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Whisper White
ink:  Archival Basic Black
other:  Basic Pearls, Paper Snips, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Pansy Punch, Dimensionals
Yesterday I spent my day with Masen & enjoyed that.  It isn't often I have him alone.  He is so sweet & growing so fast.  He is 4 1/2 months old already & has quite the personality.  

Last night we all went to the Little Savage Wrestling Tournament at the Sigourney High School.  Brody & Drake wrestled in the little Pee Wee division.  It was their first tournament.  They did pretty good & both came home with 3rd place metals in their weight groups.  They've been going to Wednesday night wrestling practices the past couple of months.  Their dad (Steven) was a very good wrestler.  It was fun to watch them & see their personalities reflecting.  It was a packed gym with 200 little kids there from pre-school to 8th grade that were all wrestling.  It was late (about 10:45) when we got home.  We were all tired. 

This morning I'm off to work with Deke on the farm.  The boys will come about 1:00 this afternoon & they will be spending the night with us.  So we'll be celebrating the end of 2015 with our little guys here.  We're gonna have a slumber party according to Drake!  We'll play games & have lots of fun!

It was 30 years ago tonight that Deke's little brother Daryn passed away.  He was such a great guy!  We miss him so much.  So this is a night that we really don't celebrate much.......

Gotta run.....I'm late at posting this & getting outside.  Our internet wasn't working last night & I couldn't get this all done ahead of time like I normally do.

Wishing you a safe & fun New Year Eve!
Have a great day!!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Spring- has sprung!

Here is my April calendar page- making me think of spring!  Flowers & rain shower.....isn't it cute!
And I thought the words- 'The Sky's the Limit' was perfectly fitting here.

stamp sets:  'Over the Rainbow' (words) & 'Sprinkles of Life' (clouds, rain drops, stems of flowers)
card stock:  Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder
ink:  Marina Mist, Archival Basic Black
marker:  Pear Pizzazz
other: White Gel Pen (center of flowers), Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tree Builder Punch (for the clouds & little flowers)
Oh my!!  You gotta love our wintery weather.  Sleet, snow, ice, snow & more snow!  I think we woke up to about 6" of snow yesterday morning.  It was slick!  I tried to go to town, but couldn't even make it up the hill on our gravel road.  It is a good thing my dad taught me how to be a good backer upper!  I had to back up about 1/2 mile.  Thankfully I made it back home & into our garage & I didn't end up in the ditch or have to have Deke pull me out because I got stuck!  I was pretty proud.  

I ended up working outside with Deke on the farm from about 10:30 yesterday morning until about 5:30 last night.  Oh Boy am I sore!  I used muscles I haven't used in awhile.  We got alot done.  I do love working on the farm with him.  We make a good team.  

Today Masen will spend the day G'ma.  Then tomorrow I'll work on the farm with Deke all day again.  And tomorrow night we are having a New Year's Slumber party with our boys!!

I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

This weeks "WEEKLY DEALS"- December 29, 2015- January 4, 2016!

Good luck!

This is my March calendar page.  Green & shamrocks= good luck! 
I thought this page turned out cute!

stamp set:  'Awesomely Artistic' (dots in the background), 'Over the Rainbow' (words- Good Luck), 'Pictogram Punches' (small stripped heart)
card stock:  Cucumber Crush, Basic Black & Whisper White
ink:  Cucumber Crush
marker:  Cucumber Crush
other:  1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 1/2" Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Accents Punch Pack (small heart), Glue Dots, Dimensionals
Wow- we started out yesterday morning with sleet, then slush, freezing rain & then snow!  Winter is here!  What a mess!!!  At least we didn't have a bunch of ice or downed power lines. 

Yesterday morning I ran errands in town while Deke was at his board meeting.  We then went to Keota to pick up plastic & strips so that we can cover the curtains in the finisher, so help keep it warmer for the smaller pigs.  I worked on bookwork all afternoon.  Last night we went to our friend Terry Hollingsworth's visitation.  I've worked with Terry on & off at many of my jobs the past 32 years.  He has become a very good friend to us.  He was a deputy sherriff's officer when I worked as a jailer/dispatcher, then a city officer when I was at the county attorney's office & is currently the mayor of our city.  He lost his long battle with brain cancer.  He will definitely be missed by many in our community.   He was also neighbors to Manda & Steve- so I saw him almost everyone morning when I got to their house, as he was out walking his dog.  

Today if the roads is good I need to run to Osky & What Cheer to the banks.  I then plan to help Deke put on the plastic that we got yesterday for the finishers.  So we have alot to get done if everything ends up working out the way we have planned for it to- so I have my fingers crossed.

Gotta run.....
I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, December 28, 2015

A heart.....

Here is my February calendar page.  I used the stamp set- 'Gift from the Garden'.  Check out the Red Glimmer paper I used for the punch out heart on the flower pot.

stamp set:  'Gift from the Garden'
card stock:  Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Red Glimmer
ink:  Archival Basic Black
markers:  Real Red, Wild Wasabi
other:  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (small heart), Dimensionals
We had a great day spent with my side of the family yesterday!  It is always so much fun to get together & see everyone.  We had a house full!  

Last night was a late night on the farm with the piggies.  It was cold out!  We had soup to help warm us up for supper when we got in.  

This morning Deke is off early to chore & head to the office.  I'm off to run errands (post office, John Deere store, grocery store, recycle center, bank, etc).  We are suppose to have ice, snow & a wintery mix of bad weather all day today!  We are not looking forward to this.  So depending on the weather- we'll see how much I get done this morning.  I think Nathan & Brayden will be here later today for a bit working in the shop- so looking forward to seeing them.

I hope to work on bookwork this afternoon & will be going out to help Deke with the piggies for a few hours too. 

Wishing you a MARVELOUS Monday!!
Happy Stamping!


Sunday, December 27, 2015

Lots of snowflakes!

Every December at my monthly classes we make calendars (instead of our normal cards) for the upcoming year.  I started doing this calendar class about 14 years ago & it is a huge hit.  It is an annual event that many of my friends/customers look forward to each year. 

These calendars are 4x4 & stand up on your desk.  I off the opportunity for everyone can make multiple calendars to give away as upcoming Christmas gifts too!

This is my January 2016 calendar.  I'll be sharing the other months with you in the coming days. 
stamp sets: 'Flurry of Wishes' & 'Six Sayings'
card stock:  Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
ink:  Lost Lagoon, Archival Basic Black
other:  Extra large Oval Punch, Basic Rhinestone, Dimensionals, Snow Flurry Punch
We had Christmas for Deke's side of the family last night.  It is fun to get together & visit.  We don't get together with them very often.  It is especially great to see all of the little ones!  Everyone was there last night but our Wood family from Pennsylvania- which we sure missed. 

Today we have my side of the family Christmas......and we are looking forward to seeing everyone there too.  We are all going to Beckie & Dan's (my sister & brother-in-laws) home, right outside of Sigourney.

When we get home from our Christmas I'll be headed out to the farm.  Tonight is my farmer night & will be helping Deke outside all night with the piggies!  Due to the holidays are nights are all messed up.  Our trucker will be here about 7 or so to load some piggies to go to the packing house.....and least part of the time we'll be inside- so I hopefully won't freeze.  

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

Saturday, December 26, 2015

'Heartleft Sympathy'

Here is a great sympathy card.  It is created with the set- 'Heartfelt Sympathy'.

We've had soooo many friends lately pass.  It seems I've made alot of sympathy cards lately.  My dear friend Jenny's mom passed away & a dear family friend (Terry) passed away. 

This is a sympathy card that was on display at Founders.  It is very clean & simple.....but I totally love everything about it!

stamp set:  'Heartfelt Sympathy'
card stock:  Marina Mist, Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz
designer paper:  Timeless Elegance 
markers:  Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz
other:  Banner Punch Thick Very Vanilla Baker's Twine, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Gold Sequins, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Lots of Labels Framelits
Deke & I enjoyed a quite day at home yesterday for Christmas day.  He worked all morning on the farm & then enjoyed watching some old John Wayne movies in the afternoon (plus a little nap).  I got caught up on laundry & the house is back in order now after everyone being here for Christmas Eve.  And then I spent several hours stamping with some new Occasions Catalog products!  Woo Hoo!

This afternoon/evening we have Christmas at Deke's brothers with his family.  So I have a few things to finish getting done this morning to take with us before we leave for there.  

Gotta run......
I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Saturday!!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Me & Deke
Trey, Papa, G'ma, Masen
Drake, Brody & Brayden
Brayden, Masen, Brody, Trey & Drake

Merry Christmas!
As we celebrate the true meaning of Christmas today with the birth of Jesus.
We also count our blessings each day!

I hope you all have a very blessed day with family & friends!
Susie, Deke & family

Thursday, December 24, 2015

You're in my thoughts.....

I needed another sympathy card the other day & this is what I ended up making.  I really like the cluster of flowers in this stamp set.  And of course I used a couple of my favorite colors here too!
And I'm a huge fan of this lacy ribbon.......and when else you ever wander about adding anything- how can you go wrong with pearls!  (or rhinestones)

stamp set:  'Awesomely Artistic' & 'Best Thoughts' (hostess set for words)
card stock:  Delightful Dijon, Early Espresso & Whisper White
ink:  Delightful Dijon Early Espresso
other:  Delightful Dijon Lace Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Oh what a week we've had!  Trey spent the majority of the day yesterday in the ER again getting iv fluids & they finally gave him some meds to keep him from vomiting.  And Masen went back to the dr too & got medicine for his red throat.  I'm hoping that today they are both feeling much better!  I hope they are both eating, drinking & keeping everything down.  And I'm praying that none of the rest of us get sick!  Someone has been sick around here since Thanksgiving & it is time for this sickness to move on.

I burnt the midnight oil last night working on things for Christmas.  And I have a busy day today getting everything ready for our family Christmas.  This afternoon we will all be attending mass & then everyone will be here for supper & opening up our gifts.  We are all looking forward to the fun & being together.  The boys should all be really fun this year!! 

I hope you have a very special Thursday!!
Happy Christmas Eve!!
Many blessings-

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Another Sneak Peek!

This is a card that I made at Founders for our Make & Take, using new Occasions Catalog products that we got.  This flowered designer paper is very pretty!  
stamp set: 'Birthday Blooms'
card stock:  Thick Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
markers:  Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder
other:  Big Shot, Tags & Labels Framelits, Petite Petals Punch,  Basic Rhinestones, White Baker's Twine, Dimensionals, Banner Triple Punch
We still have a very sick little boy!  Steve was in the ER with Trey all morning yesterday.  They sent him home & he is still sooooo sick.  Not sure what we are going to do.  I'm so worried about him- he is so little to begin with.  It just breaks my heart.  

Last night I worked on the farm & helped Deke.  Then burnt the midnight oil working on bookwork. 

I am not sure what today is going to bring.  I am praying for healthy boys around here.  When everyone is gone tonight I need to burn the midnight oil again & work on stuff for Christmas. 

I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

This week "WEEKLY DEALS" for December 22-28, 2015!

It's a Sale-a-bration SNEAK PEEK!

Woo Hoo!  Sale-a-bration begins on January 5th, 2016!  Are you ready?  I am!  I LOVE Sale-a-bration time & the FREE products we can all earn.  There are lots of cool things you can choose from this year. 

This is sneak peek of one of the new Sale-a-bration stamp sets.  I used the set called- 'Botanicals For You'.  

This is the card that I made for Manda & Steve's anniversary.  It is clean & simple!  But it is just perfect for them.  They celebrated their 7th anniversary on Sunday & are an awesome couple.  
So what do you think?  I love the big bold script here.  It met Manda's approval- so that is a good!  

I think that this new stamp set can be awesome for many different kind of occasions. 

stamp set: 'Botanicals For You'
card stock:  Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black
ink:  Archival Basic Black
other:  Full Heart Punch, Dimensionals
Yesterday Susie's Hair Hut was open for business.  I got Brody, Drake, Nathan & Deke's hair cut.  I then did laundry all night.  Poor Trey was sooo sick yesterday!  I pray that he is better this morning.  He does have a dr. appointment later this morning if we end up needing it.  I'm just so afraid that he is going to dehydrate.

Masen had his 4 month check up yesterday & got his shots.  He still has a little cough, but he is feeling better.  He weighed 15 pounds & is quite the mover.....he now rolls & rolls!  And he is eating food now.  He is growing up too fast.   

I'm off this morning to pick up all of my boys.  We'll take Brayden to school & then head out to our home for the day.  Tonight is my farmer night & I'll be spending my night out on the farm helping Deke.  We have hogs to sort, sell & move.  

Today is a sad day.  One of Manda's class mates (Megan Hanson) lost her 2 year fight with a brain tumor.  Megan's mom is also an ex-co-worker of mine & current co-worker of Deke's at the courthouse.  Our heart breaks for their family.  Please keep the Hason family in your prayers. 

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

Monday, December 21, 2015

Santa is on his way......

Here is a cute card made with the set- 'A Cozy Christmas'.  Check out Santa & his reindeer.....they are on there way!  This was a card that someone at Founders shared in our hospitality room.  I love the detail on it.  The bright moon, the red home, the designer paper, washi tape & big button!  This showcases alot of product in the outgoing Holiday Catalog!  

I helped Deke outside with the piggies yesterday morning.  I then spent the rest of the day trying to catch up on my SU! things.  I had hoped to get to "play" with some new products.  I did use a new Sale-a-bration stamp set & made a cute & simple Anniversary card for Amanda & Steve.  As yesterday was their 7th Anniversary!  Wow- they are a very special couple and we couldn't be more proud of them!

This morning Deke is off early to chore & he'll head to the office for his weekly board meeting.  I'm off to go pick up my boys.  Trey is still sick.  And now Masen is too!  Gosh.....we just can't win around here.  I think Brody is the only one left now to get sick.  But first the rest of everyone needs to get healthy.  Wow- what a whirl wind we've had the past month with sickness.  

I hope to work on more SU! bookwork & hopefully get to stamp some tonight......

Wishing you a MARVELOUS Monday!
Happy Stamping!


Sunday, December 20, 2015

A Santa Suit Gift Card!

Here is a fun Santa's Suit Gift Card holder that I made.  It is perfect to give to anyone on your list!  Isn't it cute!  I used the Envelope Punch Board for this. 
Here is how the gift card fits perfectly in the inside.

4 1/4 x 11" Real Red CS- score at 2 1/4" & 7 3/4"
On the top half of card, using the Envelope Punch Board- make a notch on each  end at 1 1/2".
Basic Black CS Belly Band- 1 x 9 1/4"- score at 2 1/2" on each end,  wrap around the card & attach it- having it line up with the pocket you've created for the gift card/money.

Belt Buckle- Chalk Talk framelit with Silver Glitter Paper
1" Basic Black Square
3- 3/4" Basic Black Circle Punches (for buttons)
The little notches I made with the Envelope Punch Board are what gets tucked in under the Belt Buckle (which is attached to the black belt with dimensionals so that it is 'free').

Yesterday Masen spent the day wtih G'ma.  We had a fun time!  He doesn't like being alone...... obviously he is use to a house full of others to help keep him occupied!  I didn't ever get far from his sight. 

Last night Deke & I went to Ottumwa to do our Christmas shopping for the boys.  We went out for supper & used the gift certificate that Nathan & Sarah got us for Christmas last year.  When we got home I wrapped presents.

Our family sponsored another local family this year through our county's CPC.  Our 3 older boys know that they they are sharing some of "their Christmas money" with 3 other little boys & a 1 little girl that is their age this year.  We have never done this before.  It was cool to hear the excitement in our boys when we told them we were going to be doing this.  Now it will be fun for them to see what our family is giving to them too.

Today I'll be home & I'll be a farmer & help Deke out on the farm this morning.  This afternoon /evening I hope to get caught up on piles of stamp stuff that I need to get done.  My box of pre-order things from the New Occasions Catalog arrived on Friday!  I haven't had time to open it up yet..... but I plan to get it opened up today & find a little time to "play" with some new products before I go to bed tonight!! 

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

Saturday, December 19, 2015

An Embellished Ornament

Look at this pretty ornament car!!.  WOW- I love the way this ornament is colored.  This is actually a card that is showcased in the Holiday Catalog on pg. 15 & designed by a Stampin' Up! (R) concept artist.  

stamp set:  'Embellished Ornament'
card stock:  Crumb Cake, Watercolor Paper, Silver Foil
ink:  Old Olive, Island Indigo & Night of Navy
other:  Big Shot, Embellished Ornaments Framelits, Silver Metalllic Thread, Banner Punch, Aqua Painters, Dimensionals, Glue dots
Poor little Trey is sick now......we just can't seem to win around here.  Nathan, Sarah & Brayden are all finally feeling better.  I think that Brody & Masen are the only 2 left to get sick. 

Last night we finally got our Christmas tree put up.  Deke worked late on the farm, but thankfully helped me put up the tree & decorate it too when he got in.  

I'm home all day today & Masen will be here to keep me company!  I hope I get some things caught up around the house. 

Then tonight Deke & I are planning to go Christmas shopping & I hope I can talk him into eating supper out too, as we have a gift certificate that Nathan & Sarah bought is for Christmas last year that we need to get used. 

I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Saturday!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, December 18, 2015

A little deer......

I love this little deer!  He is from the Home for Christmas designer paper & was cut out with our paper snips.  

stamp set:  'Cozy Christmas'
card stock:  Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla, Vellum Card Stock
designer paper:  Home for Christmas
ink:  Mossy Meadow
marker:  Real Red
other:  Home for Christmas Enamel Dots, Home for Christmas Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Square Framelits, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Yesterday was a busy day!  We were on the go the whole day.  The boys were great & had fun outside with us & our new baby piggies.  Then last night we had an appointment in Oksy & didn't get home until about 10.  We burnt the midnight oil working on farm bookwork. 

Manda has an early meeting today, so I'm off early to pick up all of my boys.  We'll take Brayden to school & then head out to our home for the day.  Deke is gone all day to Ottumwa for meetings.  Tonight I hope that Deke is in from the farm at a decent hour & we can get our Christmas tree up!  As soon as the boys leave I'll move the furniture & dig out our ornaments!  

I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

A beautiful poinsettia card!

Check out this beautiful poinsettia card.  I love this!!  The music in the background, the embossing folder- everything about this card is just beautiful!

This card was on a display board at Susan Adams when I was in Utah & at her house in September.  So either she or Janet Baker are probably the creator of it.

We had Santa at our house last night!  How fun!!  The boys were so excited!!  I posted a photo of them all with him last night- so scroll on down to check it out! 

Last night I burnt the midnight oil working on farm bookwork.  Tonight we have our farm pre-tax appointment.  I will be soooo glad when I'm done with that.  I can then begin to think about Christmas.  I hope we can get our tree up this weekend & we need to go Christmas shopping too!

This morning I'm off to pick up my boys!  Trey has his 1 1/2 year dr appointment so Steve is going to take him to that.  And we get baby piggies it is going to be another busy day!  Masen gets to go out on the farm for the 1st time!  I'll put him in the stroller & he & the twins will be with Deke & I all morning being little farmers!

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

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Santa visited our home tonight!

Another Sneak Peek!

Here is another sneak peek of some more upcoming Occasions Catalog products!

Check out this stamp set!  Yep- it is 'Birthday Blooms' (again)!

This card was on display in our hospitality room at Founders.

Last night I worked on farm bookwork & ended up watching a Hallmark movie with Deke-  which was sooo nice, as I never sit down long enough to do anything like that!!

I'm off & running this morning to pick up boys.  Deke is headed to the office for the day.  Tonight all of our kids/grandkids will be here for supper!  We are having a visit from Santa tonight!  And so we have some very excited little boys!  Hopefully I get some cute pictures of them to share with all of you here.  
I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

This weeks- "WEEKLY DEALS"- December 15-21, 2015!

This little PIGGY!

This little PIGGY was made & given to me from my dear friend Sherry Peters.  She is a demonstrator friend that lives in Oklahoma.  Deke & I treasure our time we get to spend with & her husband Mike each year on our Stampin' Up! trips.  And I try to get on Facebook once in awhile to check in on them too. 

I thought this punch art pig was perfect to share with you today as we have about 500 little baby piggies arriving at our farm this morning!  I have 3 VERY excited little boys that can't wait to get to go out to help Papa & play with the baby piggies.

This little treat holder was made with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  Isn't it just adorable!!

Brayden was here a bit after school last night- so I was very happy to get to see him!  Then last night I burnt the midnight oil working on farm bookwork.  Deke worked late outside on the farm & then he surprised me with an early Christmas gift.  I finally got a new kitchen faucet!  For those of you that come to our home know my old kitchen faucet was like driving a 5 speed car.  You could move it straight back & then to the left or right only when in the back position to get water & then straight down to shut it back off again.  Not very many people could ever get water to come out of it.  It was that way from the first time we installed it new about 8 years ago.  So I was excited & happy to get a new one!  And I gladly helped him hold things to help him get it installed.  

This morning I'm off to pick up all of my boys.  We'll take Brayden to school & then head out to our home with the other boys.  My mom & Aunt Virginia are coming down to our home the morning to stay with Masen & the other 3 boys & I'll be heading outside to the barn to help Papa with the little piggies.

Late this afternoon Deke & I have an appointment in Osky with our banker.  We'll then come home & I'll work on bookwork again all night & Deke will help me sort & file all of our 2015 receipts for the farm.   

Gotta run......
I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Another Sneak Peek!

Happy Monday!!  Thanks for stopping by to check out some new stamping things with me.

Here is another sneak peek from the upcoming Occasions Catalog.  Check out the new stamp set & the cool new designer paper too!

AND there is a new balloon punch too!  WOO HOO!!!!!!

This designer paper is called Birthday Bouquet and the words are from the stamp set called- 'Birthday Blooms'- which I've already shared several cards with you using this new set the past couple of weeks.
I had a great time at my 2 calendar classes creating with everyone that joined me yesterday!  It was a fun day of stamping!!  Dixie was a great hostess with lots of yummy foods & wonderful help!   Plus my other 2 assistants are a God sent too to me each month, and I know I couldn't do it all without Ruth & Sandy being there to help me.  I look forward to seeing this group of stampers again in January! 

This morning I'm off to pick up the boys and Deke is off to his weekly board meeting. Tonight after work I'll be finalizing yesterdays parties & working on farm book work. 

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

Sunday, December 13, 2015

'All Ye Faithful'

This is an elegant Christmas card.  It is very clean & simple.

stamp set:  'All Ye Faithful'
card stock:  Very Vanilla, Gold Foil
ink:  Versa Mark
other:  Big Shot, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Glitter Ribbon, Dimensionals,, Glue Dots, Gold cord

This was a card someone shared in our hospitality room at Founders.  I'm sorry I haven't shared photos of things I've created with you lately, but I just haven't had time to take pictures of them & get it done.  I will get caught up towards the end of this week hopefully!  This month has been crazy busy, plus the flu bug.....I'm ready for things to slow down & for everyone to be healthy again. 

Yesterday I spent several hours working on entering my farm books into my Quicken account.  We have a farm pre-tax appointment this week & I have tons to get done for that.  I then burnt the midnight oil cutting cardstock for today's 2 calendar it was a long day & a short night. 

I'm off early this morning for my 2 calendar classes.  It will be late tonight when I get home.  But I'm looking forward to seeing everyone & having them make calendars for Christmas gift with me. 

Gotta run......
I hope you have a very special Sunday!!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

'Every Blessing'

This is an clean & simple, but very elegant Christmas card.

stamp set:  'Every Blessing'
card stock:  Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Silver Foil
ink:  Versamark Pad, Archival Basic Gray
other:  Big Shot, Deco Label Frameltis, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (small star), Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Silver Embossing Powder, Night of Navy Ribbon, 1/8" Silver Ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

I burnt the midnight oil cutting card stock for my upcoming calendar classes last night.  Today I'm home all day & will be doing the same thing.

I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Saturday!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, December 11, 2015

'Joyful Season'

Check out this card made with the Holiday Catalog set- 'Joyful Season'.  

stamp set:  'Joyful Season'
card stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
designer paper: Home for Christmas
ink:  Archival Basic Black,  Pear Pizzaxz, Saraha Sand, Cherry Cobbler, Only Orange
other:  Gold 3/8" Glitter Ribbon, Dimensionals, Gold Cord

Well.....Manda was still sick yesterday so she & her boys stayed at their home.  It was just Masen & me.  Deke ended up getting it too.  So 4 of us have had it now.....and hope the others don't get it.  And hope the rest of us are back to 100% soon.  I can tell you that I haven't had the flu this bad for several years.  And we all got the flu shot too. 

I finally was starting to feel a little better last night.  I got the last Christmas card kits all cut, some gift card holders made & some gift certificates too.  I was hoping to get to bed early, but that didn't happen. 

I'm off early this morning to go pick up all of the boys.  We'll take Brayden to school & then head out here for the remainder of the day.  I'm hoping the weather is nice enough that we can get our ice cicle lights up on the front of the house & put my pine swag on our porch. 

Tonight I'll be burning the midnight oil cutting card stock for my calendar classes I have on Sunday. 

I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!
Happy Stamping!


Thursday, December 10, 2015

Year-End SALE!

During the Year-End Sale, you can find ALL discounted products in one location in the online store: under the Year-End Sale category. So don't fret if you don't see the category "Clearance Rack" on the online store right now--it has been integrated into the Year-End Sale.

Click here to see the savings now on my online store!

  • Promotion Dates: December 10, 2015-January 4, 2016.        
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • No refunds or exchanges on Year-End Sale items.
  • Items offered during the Year-End Sale are while supplies last.
  • Year-End Sale orders are eligible for Stampin' Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • Following the Year-End Sale, some remaining items may stay in the Clearance Rack. Other items may be removed from the Clearance Rack to be added at another undetermined time. 
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An ELEGANT Ornament!

Wow- check out this pretty ornament card!!  It is just beautiful!  It was on the display board at Susan Adams stamp studio when I was in St. George, Utah for Founders in September.  I'm sure that either Susan or Janet Baker created it.  It is just very elegant!  They are both amazing stamping sisters!

Oh.....I am now sick.....whatever everyone else has been passing around has now hit me.  And I do not have time to be sick. I feel a little better this morning.  And am off to pick up the boys here soon.

A very dear family friend- Elmer Greiner- passed away & his visitation is tonight.  Deke & I were hoping to attend it....Deke might have to go alone tonight. 

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

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Another sneak peek!

Here is another sneak peek from Founders, using the upcoming New Occasions set- 'Birthday Blooms'.  I believe that the very talented demonstrator Michelle Z made this.  It is just beautiful!! 

The 3 Seeley boys were here late last night & then the twins ended up stayed all was a slumber party on our family room floor!  So our house is kinda crazy!!

I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!!

I'm off to pick up my other 2 boys (Trey & Masen)......& Deke is off to meetings again all day today in Mt. Pleasant.

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

This weeks "WEEKLY DEALS"- December 8-14, 2015!!

A snowman!

Isn't this a cute snowman card?  Check out his "white snowballs".  He was stamped onto vellum card stock with a black stazon pad & then the back side of the vellum was rubbed with a stylus.  

I did this technique earlier this year on a flower card.  You can see that card HERE!

This snowman card was shared by someone at Founders in our hospitality room.  I have no clue whose it was- so can't give them credit for it.  If it is your card or you know whose it was- let me know!
I burnt the midnight oil working on stamping stuff.  Poor Deke was late getting home from his last meeting last night too.  We were both beat when we finally hit the hay. 

Deke is home to work on the farm today.  His friend Bill is bringing his backhoe & they will hopefully get a pulled tile fixed.  He'll then be working on disinfecting the nurseries & get them put back together, as we are about ready for our new baby piggies to arrive next week. 

I'm off to pick up all of my boys.  We may have an interesting day.  Our electricity it going to be shut off for about 4 hours this'll try to keep the boys entertained playing games & working on their flash cards.  Hopefully the sun is shinning so it isn't dark in the house.  

Tonight I have the boys late, as Manda has to work late & Steve it out of town for a few days/nights for work.  When the boys go home after supper I will be switching to one of my other jobs- working on farm books.  We have a pre-tax appointment coming up & I have TONS to do for it.   

I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, December 7, 2015

A pretty "GIFT CARD"!

This is a super cute snowflake gift card holder that I made.
I love the way it opens up!  I've never seen a fold exactly like this ever before. 
Check out the little pocket in the inside that holds the gift card.
Notice the White Craft & Lost Lagoon snowflakes I used too on it

stamp set:  'Flurry of Wishes' card stock:  Lost Lagoon Whisper White ink: Lost Lagoon & White Craft other:  2 1/2" Circle Punch, Snow Flurry Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Winter Wonderland Embellishments, Whisper White Seam Binding ribbon, Glue Dots

I will look up my measurements for this & update this post sometime.  
I've had a crazy busy past 4 days with 5 stamp classes during that time.  At all of my December classes we make 2016 calendars.  They turned out super cute & I hope to get photos of them & will be posting them this week so that you can see them.

Lori was my hostess at my class yesterday & we all had a fun time together stamping!  After my class my friend (& downline) Laura & went to visit our friend (& downline) Judy in the hospital.  It was GREAT to see Judy!  I talk to her daily- but haven't seen her for a few weeks.  I am so glad I got to see her.  I took her a Christmas card kit & hope she feels like getting the all put together this week.  I will stop again & see her next Sunday night & hope to take her calendars at that time to put together.  I know she missed I'm trying to keep her busy!

This morning I'm off to pick up my boys.  School gets out early today & Manda will come get them.  I'll be attending Judy's sister (Lora Helm's) funeral this afternoon.  It is going to be a very SAD Lora was so young (only 49) & had so much life yet to live.  She was definitely an angel on earth & she touched many hearts.  She'll be missed greatly by many people.  I've known her all of her life.  And her passing has just been heartbreaking for so many. 

Deke will be gone all day to meetings.  He has 2 this morning, one this afternoon & one he'll not be home until late tomorrow night & still have to chore somewhere in between or late tomorrow night.  

I plan to work on calendars for my upcoming classes that I have next weekend, since I'll be home alone.

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

Sunday, December 6, 2015

An Occaions Sneak Peek!

Check out this cute card made with all new products coming out in the upcoming Occasions Catalog.  I love the bright colors of this new designer paper!  Isn't it cute!  I made this card for my friend Donna's birthday.
I will hopefully have time sometime soon to catch up on listing new supplies I used.

This week has been crazy with sick boys, pigs, lots of hours cutting card stock & having 5 stamps classes this week/weekend too.  I sure had a fun group that came to stamp with me again yesterday here at our home. 

I burnt the midnight oil again last night preparing for today's calendar class.  I need to finish packing up & am headed out the door soon for my monthly N. Liberty group.  I'm looking forward to seeing everyone & stamping again!

I'm going to stop & visit my dear friend Judy tonight at the hospital on my way home & I'm so looking forward to getting to see her. 

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

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Snowflakes (again)!

I know......more snowflakes.  I just love this stamp set.  I was playing with the layering of them here.
The silver foil just added a pretty touch (even though it reflects here in the photo- sorry).  And I love the Winter Wonderland Embellishments.

stamp set:  'Flurry of Wishes'
card stock:  Marina Mist, Whisper White, Silver Foil
ink:  Marina Mist
other:  Extra Large Oval Punch, Snow Flurry Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Winter Wonderland Embellishments

WOW- I have LOTS of stamping going on this whole weekend.  I had a house full again last night making calendars.  And I have several more coming today to make them.  Then tomorrow I'm gone to make them with my N. Liberty monthly stamp group too! 

Gotta run......have a SENSATIONAL Saturday!
Happy Stamping!