Monday, December 31, 2018

A LOT to celebrate!!!

Well- those of you that know me know I don't toot my horn too often!  But I have lots of great things to share with you today & I finally made the time last night to get this big post all typed up! 

On Friday afternoon, November 22nd, 2018 I became the 30th Stampin' Up Demonstrator to be a Million Dollar Sales Achiever in the 30th Anniversary Year of the company!!!  Oh my about what a privilege & honor this amazing accomplishment is!  And I accomplished this huge milestone because my friends came to stamp with me & ordered Stampin' Up! products from me.  I could never have reached this huge milestone without each & everyone that has stamped with over the past 17 1/2 years.

So on Monday, November 26th, 2018- we had a ton of snow & no school, so I was home all alone.  I literally spent my whole day answering phone calls, emails, text messages- just lots of messages from my friends (far & near) congratulating me on this huge milestone.  The first call I got was from Sara Douglas, our Stampin' Up! CEO.  We talked for about 1/2 hour & she just made my day!  And from then on it was a domino affect with one thing after another.  As Stampin' Up! posted the news release on their website, facebook, instagram & twitter!!  My cup was over flowing with so much from so many!!  It was just an unbelievable day! 

Here is the photo of me & the congratulations post that they shared this day! 
Photo from @stampinup on Instagram on stampinup at 11/26/18 at 1:21PM 
 ONE MILLION in career-to-date sales is something worth celebrating!  
Congratulations to Susie Wood for reaching this amazing milestone.

Then on Thursday, 11/27/18- I got a delivery from my UPS man.  
It wasn't a normal SU! box, but a box with beautiful flowers 
& a gorgeous card from Sara & Shelli! 
Yes- these flower are real!  And they were beautiful aren't they!!  And the best part is that they dried nicely & I still have this beautiful arrangement sitting in our dinning room 
so that I can enjoy it each day!  

Check out the hand made envelope that has my card in it.  
It is monogrammed, is just totally amazing and way over the top!!
Here is the card!!  Check out all of the detail on it- including my name on the tag!
Notice the Blackberry Bliss embossed piece under the card-  
is actually the back side of the envelope!
This is a fun tri-fold card.  The inside of it was even stamped & elaborately decorated!  
And Shelli wrote me a super sweet note.  And both Shelli & Sara signed it.
Look at the flowers, ribbon, lace & embossing on the tri-fold part!  
I would say that they hit the nail on the head when they made my card!
It is a totally Susie card & I just absolutely love it!
All I can say is how blessed I am!  
And how I love stamping & sharing with all of you!!  
And I thank you from the bottom of my heart for stamping with me!

Stampin' Up! then released this write up on our Demonstrator website 
the first part of December.  
I thought I'd share that photo & the write up with you too, 
so that you all know "my story"!! 

Susie Wood

November 2018: One Million Sales Achiever

After she attended her first workshop alone, spent over $150, and stamped her Christmas cards that year, Susie Wood vowed she would never stamp again. But then . . . she laid eyes on the spring mini catalog and the rest, as they say, is history! The path to one million dollars in personal sales is just that—personal. It’s unique to each demonstrator. And we love Susie’s story! It’s been a 19-year journey of stamping & self-discovery.  She has been a demonstrator for 17 years & 5 months.  She has a consistent, traditional approach, a passion for creativity, and a close-knit community of family and friends.

About a year after signing up, Susie finally admitted to a friend that she was a demonstrator. That friend kick started her business by hosting a workshop where Susie won them over, got two bookings, and transformed the group into a popular monthly stamp class. Even Susie is still surprised: “I never thought I'd stay a demonstrator. I only signed up to do it for a short period of time. Being a demonstrator hasn't ever been my job! It has been a passionate hobby of mine that I get to share with many of my friends. And I so treasure all of my customers, team, and other demonstrator friends. Stampin' Up! has been a true blessing in my life!”

Susie is no stranger to hard work. She juggles many responsibilities on her farm in rural Iowa, while she works a full-time job, and supports her family as a mom, wife, and grandma. “Oftentimes I just don't get much sleep. As when I should be sleeping is when I get to stamp!” Sleep deprivation doesn’t stop her from spoiling her customers with the hallmark of her business, in-person events. “I'm an old-fashioned stamper! My sales are all from face-to-face events.” She prepares down to smallest details and makes it easy for her customers. “It’s all about friends getting together for a fun time of stamping!”

With her creative wheels constantly spinning, Susie can eye new products and envision exactly how she will use them to make her mark. It’s this passion for creativity that keeps her stamping late into the night. “I'm not good at copying things. I like being creative and unique. I love that I have my own style.”

Susie and her husband (of almost 35 years,) Deke, definitely make time for fun and family. They have two married children and six grandchildren who all live within a half mile to 5 miles from them and they see each other daily. “Our son has a dirt track race car. We love racing as a whole family event and have done this since 1999.” Hers is definitely a family business. “We live, eat, and breathe stamps at our house.” Deke is an excellent Big Shot assistant while the grandsons know all about stamps, punches, paper, and markers.

Stampin’ Up! has not only made her family grow closer, but it has made her friends feel more like family. “I love the friendships I have. If it weren't for me sharing my love of stamping I'd never have met any of my customers and team. Many of them have become my best friends.” Susie and Deke look forward to catching up with friends from around the world every year on the incentive trips. “It just warms my heart that our husbands have become such great friends too!”

One thing’s for sure, Susie has found success by finding what works for her. And her advice to others on their own path is simple—“Share what you LOVE! Tell everyone! Enjoy!” Well said, Susie. And congratulations on reaching this million sales milestone!

I am sending much love & many blessings to each of you as we end 2018!
I look forward to sharing & stamping with you in the New Year of 2019!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being such a huge part of my life 
& letting me share my love of stamping with you!!  

Happy Stamping!!

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Another Sneak Peek!

Look closely at both of theses rectangle!!  Wow- there is a new set of stitched rectangle framelits!!  Woo hoo- they are soooo cool!!!  We needed these & I'm super excited about them!

This card is another one I created for a swap that I did with other demonstrator friends.  I love these little hand prints!  They are sooo cute!  They work great for baby cards, but have other uses too!!

This is a Z fold card.    Here it is when standing up!  
And here it is when it is opened up!  
Check out the stripped designer paper too!!!  

AND look at the sparkly stars!!  They are actually in the Twinkle Adhesive Backed Sequins Assortment on page 197 in the Annual Catalog!

stamp set:  'First Steps'
card stock:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo
designer paper:  How Sweet It Is
ink:  Melon Mambo
other:  All My Love Ribbon (Lovely Lipstick), 1 1/2" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Scalloped Circle Punch, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Standard Platform, Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, Twinkle Adhesive Sequins
Yesterday I worked on bookwork & then tried to get caught up on emails & things around the house. 
Today I'm home again- which rarely ever happens!!  I need to find a big burst of energy as I have LOTS I need to get done.

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

Saturday, December 29, 2018

'To Have & to Hold'

Today it is a simple Saturday card!!!  And it is a sneak peek at some more NEW Occasions Catalog products!

I was needing a wedding card real quick this week.  These just happened to be some of the left over pieces from Manda & Steve's Anniversary card, that were laying on my counter.  So this is the card I created!  I think it turned out cute!
stamp set:  'To Have & to Hold'
card stock:  Lovely Lipstick, Whisper White
dsp:  All of my Love
ink:  Lovely Lipstick
other:  All of My Love Ribbon, dimensionals, glue dot 
I haven't had any kids this week, but have been at one of my other jobs- busy trying to get caught up on my farm book work things.   Hopefully I get finished up with them today.  I need to make a quick trip to the bank & other than that I plan to stay home all day & play catch up.

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

Friday, December 28, 2018

'Beauty Abounds'

Here is a quick & simple card today!!  I used the NEW Occasions Catalog stamp set- 'Beauty Abounds' (again).  I really like it!!! It also has coordinating framelits that I just got- so I have had a chance to use them yet.  If you like butterflies- you'll love them!  

In this stamp set there are several different bohek images, along with some splatters, butterflies & several words.  It is a stamp set that has lots different uses & possibilities!
stamp set:  'Beauty Abounds'
card stock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Calypso Coral
ink:  Calypso Coral, Basic Black
Stampin' Blends:  Dark Old Olive, Dark Calypso Coral
other:  White Twine, Dimensionals, Wink of Stella, Darling Label Punch Box
Yesterday I worked on bookwork the majority of the day.  Last night we went to Deke's parents for supper & visited with everyone, celebrating their Christmas get-to-gather.  Most of us were there, except for our Wood Family that lives in Pennsylvania.  We missed them.  

This morning I'm up early to finish working on bookwork for our appointment we have this afternoon.  Tonight we will go cheer Drake on at his wrestling meet!

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

Thursday, December 27, 2018

January's Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek info!

January’s Paper Pumpkin Kit and Coordinating Suite-
Perfectly coordinated products set Stampin’ Up! apart, and that unique offering is something that we all love about Stampin' Up! A great example is January’s Paper Pumpkin kit. It coordinates with the Animal Expedition suite on p. 26–27 of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog— the crafting possibilities are endless.

About the Kit
The January’s Be Mine, Valentine kit coordinates with the Animal Expedition Suite. But here are a few more details to help you promote and get excited!
  • Makes 24 adorable Valentine’s treat packages
  • Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, and Pool Party
Subscribers must have an active subscription by January 10, 2019 to receive the Be Mine, Valentine kit.
Supplies are limited, so don’t wait!
In the event of supplies running out, we will end the subscription period early and stop taking new subscribers for January.

To join as a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber & get this kit you can go to-
Choose me as  your demonstrator- Susie Wood

If you have any questions- don't hesitate to contact me.
Happy Stamping!

More sneak peeks!

Check out this cute DSP!  And how about this cool new embossing folder!!!  These are more sneak peeks of some NEW Occasions Catalog products!! 
stamp set: 'Birthday Cheer'
card stock:  Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
designer paper:  Ho Sweet It is DSP
ink:  Coastal Cabana
other:  Bermuda Bay Ribbon, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Layering Circles Framelits, 2 1/4" Circle Punch, dimensionals, Glue Dot, Dot to Dot Embossing Folder, Standard Platform

This is another card that I made last week for one of the swaps that I did with some other demonstrator friends. 

Sorry this is short & sweet!!  I've been wearing one of my other 'hats.  As yesterday I worked on farm book work literally from morning until midnight.  I know I was tired of looking at numbers when I finally went to bed!!  I'm up early this morning to work on it some more.  Hopefully I have it almost all completed by noon.  As we then have Deke's family Christmas (with those that live around here) tomorrow night- so I have food to make & things to get ready for that too!

Gotta run....
I hope you have a great Thursday!!
Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, December 26, 2018

It is almost Sale-a-bration time!!!!!

WOO HOO!!!  What is my favorite time of year?  It is Sale-ab-ration time!  What is Sale-a-braiton?  It is when SU! offers some special products for FREE with a $50 minimum order purchase.  There are alot of great choices this year & I can't wait for you to see them all!  Sale-a-bration starts on January 3rd, 2019!  That morning I'll post the link to the Sale-a-bration flyer so that you can see all  of them!  *If you are a customer of mine- you have probably already gotten your own Sale-a-braiton mini Catalog in the mail from me!!

This adorable frog is one of the Sale-a-bration choices.  It is called- 'So Hoppy Together'!!  There are 3 different frogs images, some flies, some words, a butterfly & crown in it too!

If you follow my blog & read my posts, I mentioned that last week I was super busy working on swaps that I was doing with some fellow demonstrator friends from all over the US.  Well- this cute card is one of the swaps I made & mailed out!  I thought it turned out cute!!  Hope everyone else likes it too!

stamp set:  'So Hoppy Together'- SAB available 1/3/19
card stock:  Granny Apple Green, Basic Black, Whisper White
designer paper:  Botanical Butterfly Designer Paper- one side has different butterfly images & the back sides of each page has various black & white images on it!  SAB available 1/3/19
ink:  Black Memento
Stampin' Blends:  Light & Dark Granny Apple Green, Dark Daffodil Delight
other:  Granny Apple Green Ribbon, Wink of Stella, 1" Circle Punch; 1 3/8" Scalloped Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dot
Yesterday was a busy day spent with family!!  It is always great to get together & see everyone!  We ate way too much!!  I was miserable last night.  We went to my sister Beckie's for lunch.  Then to Nathan & Sarah's for supper.  The kids had a blast!  It is just so great seeing things through the eyes of a child.

This morning Deke is up early to chore & head to the courthouse for his weekly board meeting.  I'm up early & will be wearing a different 'hat' today.......I'm going to hide in the computer room & work on entering things into my Quicken program for our Wood Farm things.  We have our annual tax appointment on Friday & I have lots to do!  Our kids have the week off of work, so I won't have little ones here.  I'm on a mission.......lots to get done & hope I get it all done!

Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, December 24, 2018

Happy Christmas Wishes to you!!!

This card is very fitting for me.  I just love it!!  The stamp set, the coordinating DSP, the colors, the burlap & the coloring with the Stampin' Blends!I  t is the total farm house look/style that is so popular & on trend right now!!
I am sending many blessings to each of you on this special day.  We all went to church last night & love the sermon, the songs, the candle light church & the celebration of the birth of baby Jesus. 

Merry Christmas!!!

Happy Anniversary!!

Today's card fits into that clean & simple slot!  But I like the way it turned out!  As here are some more sneak peeks from the NEW Occasions Catalog for you to see. 

Last Thursday, December 20th- Manda & Steve celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary!!!  This is the card that I made for them.  I used a NEW Occasions Catalog stamp set called- 'To Have and to Hold' & some NEW DSP called- All of my Love.  AND I also used some NEW All of my Love ribbon too!

I added 10 little hearts across the bottom from a retired heart punch.
stamp set:  'To Have & to Hold'
card stock:  Lovely Lipstick, Whisper White
dsp:  All of my Love
ink:  Lovely Lipstick
other:  All of My Love Ribbon, dimensionals, glue dot, retired small heart punch

I am on a mission today, to finish getting everything ready for our Christmas with our kids & grandkids that we are having here tonight.  We are going to church & then back home for supper, opening gifts & playing games.  Nathan is going to cook a prime rib for us on his smoker & I'll make the potatoes, etc, to go along with it.  

Happy Stamping!!

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Another Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek!!!

Gosh- I love the way this card turned out!  This is another swap I made this week.  I used a super cute new stamp set called- 'First Steps'!  I had hand prints, foot prints, a bottle , stars, dots & some cute words!  

Check out this NEW dsp too- it is called How Sweet It Is!  I added the stars to it from the Twinkle Builder Punch.  I used the Simple Stripes Embossing folder & the 1/4" Mini Striped Bermuda Bay ribbon! 

stamp set:  'First Steps'
card stock:  Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
designer paper:  How Sweet It Is
other:  Big Shot, Standard Platform, Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, Bermuda Bay Mini Striped Ribbon, Twinkle Builder Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Starburst Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

This stamp set reminds me of an old one we use to have years ago (that I just loved)!  The images in it were similar, but they were bigger.  These images are just the perfect size for layering with punches.  And since I'm a punch girl- you know how happy that makes me!

So what do you think?  I hope you love it like I do!

Yesterday was a busy day!  We were up early yesterday morning to sell hogs.  When I got in I started working on my pile of bookwork.  I finally can say that I am all pretty much caught up with it!!  Yeah!!!  Now to get caught up on so many other things around here.  Last night I started unpacking & putting away all of my laundry baskets full of supplies that I used for all of my calendar classes this month. And I finally called it a night.

This morning I'll run to town to get some groceries & a do my Christmas shopping.  Then I hope to finish getting all of my stamp stuff put away- as we have got to get our Christmas tree put up tonight!  The countdown is on- as our kids will all be here tomorrow for our Christmas with them.  

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

Saturday, December 22, 2018

MORE Sneak Peeks- check them out!

Every spare minute I've had for the past 5 days I've been working on swaps!  I have demonstrator friends from all over the US & we make cards & share (swap) with each other whenever new catalogs come out.  I've made over 185 cards!!  They are all done, in the mail & I'll have lots of ideas in my card basket for you to see at all of my upcoming January classes.  

So don't you love it!!  Do you see lots of new things you like?  I just love getting to play & create with new products!  It makes me feel like a kid in a candy is so exciting!

This card is one that I did for one of the swaps.  I used lots of NEW Occasions Catalog products here:
  • Happiness Blooms DSP
  • 'Forever Lovely' stamp set
  • Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins
  • Calypso Coral 3/8" Satin Ribbon
  • Dot to Dot Embossing Folder
stamp set:  'Forever Lovely'
card stock:  Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Call Me Clover, Whisper White
designer paper:  Happiness Blooms
ink:  Calypso Coral
other:  Big Shot, Standard Platform, Dot to Dot Embossing Folder, Calypso Coral Ribbon, 2" Circle Punch, 2 1/4" Circle Punch, dimensionals, glue dots, Gingham Gala Sequins
Yesterday was a wild day!!  I got up early to finish swaps.  We ended up getting more baby piggies too (but we thought they were coming today)- so I spent most of my day outside helping Deke with pigs.  When we got the baby piggies all sorted & in their home, we then sort outside big hogs too.  So I was a farmer the majority of the day!!  Last night Trey came to stay with us for awhile.  We cut his hair, made cookies & played games!  I think he liked being the only one here!

This morning we are up early at 5:30 to mark, sort & load hogs.  I then will be working on cleaning our house & getting ready for Christmas.  I haven't bought any gifts yet & we don't even have our tree up!  So we plan to go Christmas shopping tonight & get everything done today & tomorrow, to be ready in time for our Christmas here on Monday with our family!

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

Friday, December 21, 2018

'Beauty Abounds' sneak peek!!

This is another sneak peek of an upcoming Occasions Catalog NEW stamp set called- 'Beauty Abounds'.  

Stampin' Up! announced a challenge at On Stage last month to do simple stamping.  Humm......that is a hard one for me.  I like layers, fun folds & different techniques.  So this card was a challenge for me to do.  I don't know if it is simple stamping or not.  But it is one ink pad & only 3 colors of card stock.  And not too many layers!
I added some Basic Pearls on the inside of some of the flowers.  And I sprayed some Champagne Shimmer/Rubbing Alcohol mix over the top of the card for some added sparkle!

stamp set:  'Beauty Abound'
card stock:  Thick Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black, Whisper White
ink:  Black Memento Ink
other: White Polka Dot Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Champagne Shimmer Paint, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Yesterday was a busy day with the kids.  And last night I stamped!!

This morning I'm up early to stamp.  I will have the kids later this morning.  Later this afternoon I'll be helping Deke outside to sort pigs in the outside lot.  Tonight Trey will be hanging out with us & I will cut his hair too!  

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

Thursday, December 20, 2018

My 2019 Calendar- how it stands up!

Many of you have asked me how my calendars stand up.  And why do they have the holes punched in the top of each page.  Well- I hook them all together using 2- 1" rings.  The calendar then stands up like this (like a tent) & you flip to the next page each month.  
The fronts & the backs are a light 4x4 chipboard coaster.  

For the front of the calendar, I decorate it a little bit- but honestly- when you give the calendar to your recipient they see the front at that moment only......but then they open it up & it is never seen again.  As they are looking at the months from then on!

Did you NOTICE the hole punch in the center bottom of the front?  The front & the back both have holes like that & the line up exactly with each other.  
I then put a 6" piece of ribbon in the back chipboard piece, tie a double knot on the inside (of the back chipboard) & let it hang out the back of the calendar (like a tail).  Then when you stand up the calendar & flip up the front chipboard piece-  you put the ribbon in the hole on the front & tie a little knot in the tail end. 
This is what it looks like when it is standing up & flipped open.  Here is the January calendar page!!!
And here is the February calendar page!!!

I hope these photos help you understand how I assemble & use them.  Please let me know if you have any questions!
Yesterday was a busy day!!  The kids & I ran errands- recycle center, bank, ASCS Office, Cathy's home, City Hall, Insurance Office, and finally the courthouse so that Deke & I could get our yearly flu shots.  Everyone was here after school......and grandma cut Brody & Drake's hair.  When the kids were all gone home I spent my night stamping!!

This morning Deke is up early to chore & head to Ottumwa for a meeting.  I'm up early to stamp again before I head to town.  I'll take the twins to school & then spend my day with the 3 little ones.  The 3 big boys will be here after school again.  And tonight I'll be a busy bee stamping again!!!

I hope you have a GREAT Thursday!!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

'Piece of Cake' Sneak Peek!!

Oh wow- Every spare moment I've had the past few days, I've been creating cards for swaps I'm doing with demonstrator friends!!  

Check out this CUTE card I made using the NEW 'Piece of Cake' Bundle in the upcoming Occasions Catalog that starts on January 3, 2019!  

I also used some NEW-
  • Designer paper called- How Sweet It Is
  • And a new little flower punch in the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack  
Isn't this card just so bright & cheery!!  I love it!  

stamp set:  'Piece of Cake'- available January 3, 2019
card stock: Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Whisper White, Silver Foil
designer paper:  How Sweet It Is- available January 3, 2019
ink:  Gorgeous Grape
Stampin' Write Markers:  Pineapple Punch, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape
Stampin' Blend:  Highland Heather
other:  Cake Builder Punch- available January 3, 2019; Classic Label Punch, Gorgeous Grape Striped Ribbon, 2 1/4" Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Wink of Stella
Look at my pile of cards that I was working on!!!  It sure is lots of fun playing with NEW Stampin' Up! products!! 

Yesterday was a busy day with kids.  When everyone went home last night, Deke & I went to visit our friends Donna & John.  We picked up a Casey's Pizza & enjoyed a few hours of eating supper together & catching up on things!!  It was great!

When we got home I'm burnt the midnight oil stamping!

This morning Deke is up early to chore & head to the courthouse.  He has a meeting & will then catch up on things in his office there.  I'm up early to get some stamping done & then head to town to take the twins to school & spend my day with the 3 little ones.  All 3 big boys will ride the bus here again after school.  Susie's Hair Hut will be open for business tonight- as the 3 Seeley boys need hair cuts before Christmas.  Tonight when everyone has gone home I'll be burning the midnight oil again stamping!  
I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Falling for Leaves

I know fall is over with.  But I just had to post this card.  It is one I did in November & I forgot to post it.  A card like this that says THANKFUL is one that I know I can send any time of the year!!  Don't you agree!

This is a just beautiful, yet non traditional card.  This stamp set, framelits & Gold Glimmer are all in the Holiday Catalog & they are all on the retiring list!!  They are only available until 12/31/18 or while supplies last only!  
How did I do it?  Read on for some tips-
  •  I stamped the Leaf onto a window sheet, using my Black Stazon on.  BE CAREFUL to make sure your stamp is inked up good, stamp it quick (as Stazon dries fast), press firmly & DO NOT rock or slide it.  You want to get a good, crisp image!
  • Then using your leaf framelit- cut it out with your Big Shot & Magnetic Platform.
  • Turn the stamped leaf image over & color on the back side of it using your Stampin' Blends.  
  • Then cut another leave out using your Big Shot & Framelit- with the Gold Glimmer Paper.  
  • Using your Glue Dots, on the back side (that you colored) leaf/window sheet- adhere it to the Gold Glimmer leaf. 
And isn't it just gorgeous!  

Check out the Gold Foiled Edge card & it comes with a matching envelope too!  They are on page 11 in the Holiday Catalog.  They will be carrying over & you'll still be able to purchase them in 2019!
stamp set:  'Falling for Leaves' & 'Touches of Texture'
card stock:  Rich Razzleberry, Window Sheets, Whisper White
Glimmer Paper:  Joyous Noel 6x6 assorted Glimmer
ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Black Stazon
Stampin' Blends:  Dark Rich Razzleberry & Bronze
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Detailed Leaves Thinlits Dies, Gold Faceted Gems, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Yesterday was a busy day with kids & baby pigs & stamping!  I'm off to town, will take the twins to school & hurry home to meet Nathan & spend my day with the 3 little ones.  Tonight we are going to pick up a pizza for our supper & go visit our friends Donna & John for a little bit.  Then I'll be burning the midnight oil stamping when we get home.

I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!!

Happy Stamping!!

Monday, December 17, 2018


The Clearance Rack has been updated!!  
Check it out!!  

'Nothing Sweeter'!

Check out this cut out Christmas Tree!!  I used the Sweetly Stitched Framelits to cut out the tree.  I then used the Layering Circles Framelits & cut it out.  And then I layered a piece of the All Is Bright DSP behind it.  
It was fun putting this card together!!  I actually just used some pieces that are laying in my scrap pile.  I used this stamp set & these card stock colors when creating one of my cards for my Holiday Extravaganza that I had in October.  You can SEE THAT CARD BY CLICKING HERE!

stamp set:
card stock:
designer paper:
I had a busy weekend full of calendar classes.  This morning Deke is up early to chore & head to the courthouse for his weekly board meeting.  I'm up early to finish assembling a bunch of cards that I need to get in the mail today for a swap with some other demonstrators that I'm in.  I'll then head to town to take the twins to school & spend my day with 3 little ones.  This afternoon we get baby piggies here on the farm- so the 3 kids & me will be headed outside to spend the afternoon helping Deke with the baby piggies!  The 3 big boys will ride the bus here after school. 

Tonight when everyone is gone home I'll be a stamping fool!!  I have lots of cards for swaps to get created this week & in the mail! 

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

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Another 'Winter Woods'

Have you checked out the back side of the Holiday Catalog?  They have a beautiful card there that looks very much like the one I created here.  I tried to CASE (Copy & Share everything) that card.  So check it out & let me know what you think!  I used the 'Winter Woods' stamp set again. 
I think it turned out pretty good.   I used my Aqua Painter & Bamly Blue ink pad to do the white wash look to get the sky.  

stamp set:  'Winter Woods'
card stock:
  • Crumb Cake-
  • Mossy Meadow-
  • Thick Whisper White-
  • Cherry Cobbler-
designer paper:  Festive Farmhouse
ink:  Balmy Blue, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede
other:  Aqua Painter, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, In The Woods framelits, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Burlap ribbon, Gold Metallic Pearls
Yesterday was a busy day stamping!!!  I have LOTS more calendars to work on today!!  

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