Thursday, May 31, 2018

WOO HOO!!! It is 'Big Wishes'!!

WOO HOO!!!  

I love the name of this stamp set!!  And I think all of the images in it are super cute!!!

This stamp set- 'Big Wishes' is a new stamp set in the annual catalog that starts tomorrow- June 1st, 2018!  

Do you need to create a fun fold birthday card to send to someone special?  This would be a great card to send them.  

I sure had fun creating this card.......keep reading & check out how I did it!
  1. Stamp the words onto Watercolor Paper, using Black Memento ink.
  2. Using a clear block & your Stampin' Write Markers- color onto your clear block, so that is looks like this picture. (I used my Call Me Clover & Blueberry Bushel Stampin' Write Markers.)
  3. Using your Stampin' Spritzer with water in it- lightly spray the Watercolor Paper.
  4. Then lightly spray the clear block too- so that you make the colors run together a little.
  5. Turn the inked side of the clear block over & press it down over the stamped words- see the photo below.
And this is what it looks like!  Neat huh!!

         6. I let the Watercolor Paper/stamped image dry a little.
         7. I then took my Pineapple Stampin' Write Marker & colored the candle all in. 
         8.  I tired my Call Me Clover ribbon over it & finished assembling my card.
It turned out cool!! 

The top flap flips up!  And the inside has a greeting that pulls up & it has room for you to add some cash or a gift card in to the little pocket too!
Here are the supplies & measurements that I used to create this card-
stamp set:  'Big Wishes'
card stock:
  • Call Me Clover-   4 1/4 x 11- score at 2" & 7 1/2"; 3 x 3 1/2"
  • Blueberry Bushel-4 x 1 3/4"; 4 x 3 1/2"
  • Watercolor Paper-3 1/4 x 2 3/4"
  • THICK Whisper White- 5 1/4" x 3 1/4"- score at 1/2" & use tear & tape to adhere to the inside top flap
designer paper:  Garden Impression 6x6 stack- 4 x 3/4"
ink:  Black Memento, Blueberry Bushel
Stampin' Write Markers:  Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Pineapple Punch
other:  Call me Clover Ribbon, Wink of Stella, Clear Block. Stampin' Spritzer, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tear & Tape

Check out the RIBBON-
Call Me Clover ribbon- 3 1/4"- wrap around bottom of words & adhere with tear & tape to stick it to each edge on the back side.  Then I used a 5" piece of ribbon, folded it in half & tied it in a knot- clipping the ends.  I then stuck it over the ribbon strip using a Glue Dot.
Yesterday was a busy day with the kids.  We went outside to play for awhile in the morning  & enjoyed it before it got too hot out.

Then last night we all went to the races to cheer on Nathan.  The guys worked late hours in the shop getting things ready to go!  He ended up winning his heat & got 4th in the main.  Not bad for driving his old car, as the good one was the one that was wrecked bad last week.  

 It was kids night at the races.  Nathan & Sarah donated 2 bikes for the kids drawing.  Ainslee stayed home with her other grandma & Masen & I rode in the truck/trailer with Deke.  We meet Manda & her boys there.  Manda & I helped Sarah get the kids all signed up & things lined up for the bike drawings before the races started.   There were a total of 38 total kids bikes/trikes that were donated.  It was a huge success!!  Sarah did a great job in making it all run super smoothly.  Masen & Brody were both lucky bike winners too!

I will have kids today, but not sure how many or when yet they are coming.  Then tonight all 3 big boys have ball games again, so we'll be going to them & I think I have to help out in the pop house. 

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

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Some price changes in the NEW 2018-2019 Annual Catalog!

There will be some price changes in the NEW 2018-2019 Annual Stampin Up! Catalog!  

Do you need to stock up now on any of these?  I just wanted to give you a heads up on some prices changes that I have noticed.  

You can still order these before June 1st & get the lesser price!
  • All Ink Pads are going up $1.00 each
  • Versa Mark pad is going up .50 cents & the refill is going up a $1.00
  • All Colored Cardstock is going up .50 cents per pkg
  • Whisper White & Very Vanilla Cardstock is going up .75 cents per pkg
  • Whisper White & Very Vanilla & Thick Cardstock is going up .75 cents per pkg
  • All 12 x 12 Cardstock is going up .75 cents per pkg
  • Glossy Cardstock is going up .75 cents per pkg
  • Shimmery White Cardstock is going up $1.00 per pkg
  • Velum Cardstock is going up .75 cents per pkg
  • Grid paper is going up .75 cents per100 sheet pads
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper is going up $1.00 per stack
  • Medium Whisper White & Very Vanilla Envelopes are going up .50 cents per pkg
  • Clear Envelopes are going up .50 cents per pkg
  • 3 x 3 Envelope are going up .50 cents per pkg
  • Metallic Thread is going up .50 cents
  • Linen Thread is going up .50 cents
  • Cello Bags are going up .50 cents per pkg
  • Card Boxes are going up .50 cents per pkg
  • Basic Black Stampin Write Marker is going down .50 cents
Order at my on line

Tomorrow is the LAST DAY! Have you checked your list???

OH wow......what an exciting day!!  Tomorrow (May 31, 2018) is the LAST day you can order any remaining items from the Occasion & Annual Catalogs before they retire!!  
  • Have you looked at the list?
  • Have you checked it twice?
  • Are you sure there is nothing left that you really want to get before it is gone?
Be sure to order on line at-
Contact me HERE to order for you or ask me any questions!

'Enjoy Life'- a NEW Catalog sneak peek!

I love this stamp set!  I can't wait to create with it some more.  It has endless possibilities!

And I think that this stamp set could be used for many different occasions too!  

I've used some new products here to make this card.  You can get these on June 1st when the NEW Annual Catalog starts!
  • 'Enjoy Life' stamp set
  • Pearlized Doilies
  • Tranquil Textures DSP
This card is clean, simple & elegant!  It is just perfect in these neutral colors.  And I think this DSP pattern has a bohek look with the dots that are just so cool!

Notice the punched out words.  I actually stamped them onto a 1" strip of Whisper White card stock & then used the center of the Everyday Label punch, to punch them out.  Punching it this way gives you a totally different look with this punch doesn't it! 

This card is similar to one that I did last month for my Spring Fling.  You can check it out BY CLICKING HERE! 
stamp set:  'Enjoy Life'
card stock:  Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
designer paper:  Tranquil Textures DSP
ink:  Soft Suede
other:  Pearlized Doilies, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Layering Circles Framelits, White Twine, Everyday Label Punch, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Yesterday was a busy & long day.  I am feeling better, but not great yet.  And Masen & Ainslee have been sick too.   Masen went to the dr on Saturday & Ainslee went to the dr yesterday.  We've had the sinus crud, matted eyes, sore throats, etc.  I think mine is just allergies with the tight chest, cough, crud.....and I'm really allergic to spring grasses & pollen- especially the hay that all of our neighbors have been mowing the past week.  Masen is feeling better.  And poor Ainslee is just really plugged up.  I hope she slept ok last night & took her milk a little better & feels better today.  I hope we all are on the mends!  And I hope that the other boys don't end up sick.

We all went to the boys baseball games last night.  They did good.  It was fun to watch the twins play in their first game of the year.  Brayden got to pitch again & he scored a couple of runs.  His team was way ahead & won again.  When we got home I burnt the midnight oil stamping & the guys burnt the midnight oil working in the shop on the race car.

This morning Deke is up early to chore & head to his office at the courthouse & then home to work on the farm this afternoon.  I'm headed to town to get the Seeley boys.  I'll then come home & spend my day all 5 of the kids here.  If all goes ok & the guys get the race car done- we are all headed to the races tonight.  

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

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

NEW 2018-2020 In Colors!!

OH wow!!  I am in love with the NEW 2018-2020 In Colors!!  Don't you just love them too!

They are so bright & pretty!!  The coordinate so well together & also with so many other colors too! 

I am having fun creating some cool projects using lots of NEW products, so be sure you stop back by & check them out!

Above is the NEW 2018-2020 In Color Bundle I've put together for attendees at all of my June classes to purchase if they choose to do so!  
I spent my whole day yesterday stamping & unpacking boxes from my May classes & I'm not done yet.  I'll work on them again later tonight.

This morning Deke is off early to chore & head to the office for his weekly board meeting.  I'm headed to town to pick up the 3 Seeley boys.  I'll come back home & then spend my day with them & the 2 little Wood kids.  Tonight we have ball games to go to, as Brody, Drake & Brayden all 3 play baseball tonight.  And I'll be burning the midnight oil stamping tonight when we get home.

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

Monday, May 28, 2018

A Brusho Butterfly!

Look at this beautiful butterfly card!!  I love everything about it!  It is so bright, cheerful & spring like!

This card is one that everyone made at my Spring Fling last month! It was a favorite of many that made it with me.
I used one of the NEW Metallic Pearls in the center of the butterfly!  These are available in the NEW Annual Catalog on June 1st!

I used Brusho to add color to the Shimmery White card stock to the get the colored added to the butterfly!!  Is it sooo cool!

Check out the step-by-step details on how I did it below!
How did I do it?
  1. Cut a piece of 3x3" Shimmery White card stock.  
  2. Tapped on the these 3 Brusho colors- Brilliant Red, Gamboge & Yellow
  3. Using the Spritzer- spritzed water onto it.
  4. As it dried the colors combined& bled together too look like this!
  5. It is beautiful huh!
  6. And then I choose the colors of card stock that coordinated with it, so I could make my card! 
Now check out all of these.......I shared a comparison, so that everyone could see how different this same technique looks like when done on different papers.  

Look closely at all of these 3 different pieces of paper here.
#1- Is the Shimmery White card stock
#2- Is the Watercolor Paper
#3- is the Glossy White card stock
On all 3 of them I added the Brusho & spritzed the water on them- exactly the same. 
But look how differently they all turned out!
I liked the vibrant colors of the Shimmery White card stock for my card, so chose that for this project.
All 3 of them are cool & different & have different possibilities for different projects.
stamp sets:  'You Move Me'- RETIRING; 'Marbled' background; 'Petal Palette' (words)
card stock:
  • So Saffron- 5 1/4 x 2"; 4 x 5 1/4" (for inside of card)
  • Calypso Coral- 4 1/4 x 3"; 11 x 2 3/4"" (to stamp butterflies on for the inside butterfly accordion)
  • Shimmery White- 3x3"(use Brusho on this & then cut out butterfly base)
  • Basic Black- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"; 2 3/4" strip (to cut butterfly out of); 4 1/4 x 1"; 2 3/4" strip (to cut circle out of)
ink:  Black Memento & Calypso Coral
other:  Layering Circle Framelits (2 1/2"), Magnetic Platform, Big Shot, Move Me Thinlits- RETIRING, Calypso Coral 1/8" ribbon, Metallic Pearls- NEW available June 1st, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Brusho, Stampin' Sprizter

 Check out the INSIDE of this card!
I cut out 5 of these stamped butterflies, folded them in half, glued them together at the wing tips & made an accordion out of them.  I then adhered them to the center of my card & they popped out when I opened it up! 
I worked on stamping stuff all day yesterday!  Last night we went to the lake to visit our kids that are camping there for the weekend.  It was fun, but hot.  Gosh- how can it be this hot when it is only the end of May.

I'm home today to stamp & finish planting flowers!  Hope to get alot accomplished.  Deke is home all day to powerwash!

Wishing you a very special Memorial Day today!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, May 27, 2018

The 'Graceful Glass' Suite- sneak peek!

This is a beautiful NEW Suite in the upcoming catalog that starts on June 1st!  

Check out the cool stained glass looking vellum called- Graceful Glass!!  And there is a coordinating stamp set- 'Painted Glass'.

This is a card that everyone at my Spring Fling made last month.  Don't you just love it!
I vellum looks & feels like it has been embossed with black embossing powder.  There are several different designs in the 6x6 stack.  They are all so pretty!!  

I turned the vellum over & colored on the back side of it using my Stampin' Blends.  
NOTE:  You could color the front side.  It would be more vibrant.  I wanted it to be more subtle & look more than a true stained glass window.  
To adhere the vellum to the white card stock I used a little bit of our Multipurpose Liquid Glue along the out edge of the vellum.  It worked great!  That way you couldn't see any adhesive showing through the vellum.

Here are the supplies & the measurements I used to create this card.
stamp set:  'Painted Glass'
card stock:
  • Smoky Slate- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
  • Basic Black- 5 1/2 x 2", 2 3/8 x 1 1/2"
  • Whisper White- 5 1/4 x 1 3/4"; 4 x 5 1/4"; 2 3/4 x 1 1/4"
designer paper:
  • Graceful Glass 6x6 Vellum- 5 x 1 1/2"
ink:  Black Memento
Stampin' Blends:  Light Rich Razzleberry & Light Old Oliveother:  3/8" Black Shimmery Ribbon- 4", Dimensionals, Glue Dots
I had yesterday off & was on the go almost all day!!  I rarely ever get a day off, so I tried to get as much done as I could.  I got my hair cut, ran errands, bought flowers, planted some of the flowers & went to the cemeteries.  When Deke got in we went to Osky for supper & made a quick stop at Walmart to get him a new chore watch & some chore jeans.  And then headed home. 

Today I'm going to finish planting flowers & then work on trying to get stamping stuff from my last 3 classes all unpacked & put away, as right now they are all over my living room & dinning room.  

Tonight we plan to go to visit the kids camping!

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

Saturday, May 26, 2018

The Tutti-Fruitti Bundle!

Here is a fun triangle fold card that everyone joining me for my May monthly classes got to make with me.  I haven't done a fold like this for years.  It is so easy to do!
Here is what it looks like shut!

Check out the cute strawberries here too.  What a cute stamp set & coordinating strawberry punch.
Here is a what it looks like opened up!  Neat huh!

Check out the supplies & the measurements below-

stamp set:
'Fruit Basket'- #145833 (photpolymer only)= $16.00- pg. 29 OC RETIRING
card stock:
  • Wild Wasbi (24)- #108641= $8.00- pg. 186  RETIRING  4 1/4 x 11- score 5 1/4"- cut diagonal; 1 1/2" strip
  • Real Red (24)- #102482= $8.00- pg. 186  2 3/4 x 3 1/2"
  • Lemon Lime Twist (24)- #144245= $8.00- pg. 184  2 1/2 x 2 1/2" 
  • Whisper White (40)- #100730= $9.00- pg. 185  4 x 5 1/4"; 1" strip (x2); 2 1/4 x 2 1/4"
designer paper:
  • Tutti-Fruitti 6x6 DSP stack- #145606= $10.00- pg. 29 OC RETIRING  4 x 5 1/4"- diagonal cut
ink:  Real Red- #126949= $6.50- pg. 186
Wild Wasabi- #126959= $6.50- pg. 186- RETIRING
Black Memento-#132708= $6.00- pg. 200
other:  1 3/8" Scalloped Circle Punch- #146138= $16.00- pg. 17 OC
Lemon Lime Twist ribbon- #145611= $8.00- pg. 29 OC RETIRING  4"
Mini Dimensionals- #144108= $4.00- pg. 203
Classic Label Punch- #141491= $18.00- pg. 206
Yesterday was a kind of a quite day.  The Seeley's weren't here & I didn't have to go to town to take them to school.  I just had Masen & Ainslee & we didn't do much.  I've been fighting bad allergies all week, a cough & tightening check.  I woke up this morning though feeling worse, like I had an elephant on my chest.  I had called my dr on Wednesday & he is on vacation until next week, so I couldn't go see him.  I am pretty sure I have the start of walking pneumonia.  It was January 2017 the last time I had it & thankfully I had refilled my prescription, so I started back on prednisone.  I hope I feel better soon.  If not I'll be going to the dr when he gets back next week. 

So last night we didn't do much.  I laid on the couch & we watched a couple of movies & went to bed early.  
This morning I'm up early to go get my hair cut.  This is the first Saturday I've had off in weeks & I have a huge list of things I need to get done.  Hopefully I feel better & can get alot done.  

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

Friday, May 25, 2018

Another 'Animal Outing' with the kangaroo!

Here is another card I made using the NEW 'Animal Outing' stamp set!  This time I used the kangaroo.  And check out her pouch- there is a little koala bear in it.  Cute huh!

I used several NEW product here.  Check out the-
  • card stock- Lovely Lipstick 2018-2020 NEW In Color
  • ribbon- 1/8"Lovely Lipstick Grosgrain ribbon
  • corner punch- using the Detailed Trio Punch
  • hole ribbon is through- using the Detailed Trio Punch
  • & the designer paper- Garden Impressions 6x6 stack
This is one of the many swaps I've been creating the past week that I'm swapping with other demonstrator friends from around the US.  It is just so much fun playing with NEW products!!  I love the NEW 2018-2019 Annual Catalog!  I am super excited about lots of things in it & am so looking forward to sharing with all of you in the coming months!  

I have one more swap to get completed & in the mail & then I'll be working on my projects for my upcoming June NEW Catalog Release classes!!  Woo Hoo!

stamp set:  'Animal Outing'- NEW
card stock:  Lovely Lipstick, Smoky Slate, Shimmery White
designer paper:  Garden Impressions 6x6 stack
ink:  Basic Gray
Stampin' Blends:  Light Smoky Slate, Light Crumb Cake
other: 1/8" Lovely Lipstick Grosgrain Ribbon, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (for the small heart), 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Scalloped Circle Punch, 1 1/2" Circle Punch, Detailed Trio Punch (for the rounded corners & the holes for the ribbon), Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Yesterday was a crazy day with all of the kids, but it was fun!  It is always great to have them all here together.  We played outside, visited Grandma Betsy, Grandpa Dave visited us, checked out the pigs, etc... we were very busy!  Last night we all went to Brayden's baseball game.  They lost.......he was bummed.  And then I burnt the midnight oil stamping when we got home.

This morning Deke is up early to chore, head to another meeting & then home to powerwash.  We are getting ready to get new baby piggies next week.  And I'm up early to stamp before the kids get here.  Then today I only have Masen & Ainslee.  Tonight when they go home I'll work on my piles of things to catch up on.  I have the whole weekend off, so hope to get caught up on things around here & tons accomplished. 

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


Thursday, May 24, 2018

Another 'Animal Outing' sneak peek!

Here is a cute, yet clean & simple card using the 'Animal Outing' giraffe again.  Isn't he so cute!!  

This is a new stamp set that will be available on June 1st in the NEW Annual Catalog.  
stamp sets:  'Animal Outing'
card stock:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Whisper White
designer paper: Garden Impressions (6x6 stack)
ink:  Black Memento
Stampin' Blends:  Dark Daffodil, Light Old Olive, Bronze
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Layering Circles Framelits, 2 1/4" Circle Punch, Starburst Circle Punch, Dimensionals
Yesterday was a busy day with the kids.  And then last night we all went to the races.  It was a bad night.  Thankfully Nathan is ok, but we have a totaled race car.   It is now a pile that will go in the bone yard.  It wouldn't even fit in the enclosed trailer, so Deke road home with the wrecker guy & he brought it home to our shop. 
 Image may contain: car and outdoor
It was a short night.  I burnt the midnight oil stamping when we got home. 
This morning Deke is up early to chore & head to Ottumwa.  He has 2 different meeting down there today.  I'm up early to stamp!  And then I'll spend my morning with the 3 little ones.  The 3 big boys will be here about 11:30- as today is the last day of school & they are done early.  So I'll have lunch ready almost ready when they get here.  And I'll spend the rest of my day with all 6 of them.  Tonight we are all going to Brayden's baseball game.  
I hope you have a great Thursday!!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

NEW Catalog Sneak Peeks & I used the Stamparatus!

Last week I burnt the midnight oil almost every night stamping!  I was working on swaps that I am doing with some of my demonstrator friends.  Plus I was getting ready for my 4 stamp classes I had last week/weekend too.  This week I still have some more swaps I've got to get done & mailed out too!  At my June classes I'll have LOTS of cards from these swaps, in my baskets & on my display board- with NEW products.

So check out this adorable card!!  It is one that I created for one of my swaps.  And I used LOTS of NEW products when creating it!
Here is my pile of giraffe's!  I stamped them, punched them out & then had to color them with my Stampin' Blends.  
Don't they look cute all colored & layered!
Look at this!  I used the Stamparatus with the Alphabet set to make the card front background.  Check out this photo to see how I lined them all up onto both plates & then stamped each of them.  
I had the 1st & 3rd lines on one plate & the 2nd & 4th lines on another plate.
And this is how they turned out!  Neat huh!  The type A person I am- just had to have the alphabet all in the correct order!  Even though the DSP strip through the center of the card doesn't allow you to see it all. 
stamp sets:  'Animal Outing' & 'Lined Alphabet'
card stock:  Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Whisper White
designer paper: Garden Impressions (6x6 stack)
ink:  Black Memento
Stampin' Blends:  Dark Daffodil, Light Old Olive, Bronze
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Layering Circles Framelits, 2 1/4" Circle Punch, Starburst Circle Punch, Dimensionals, 1/4" Copper Trim
Yesterday was a busy day with the kids.  And last night we went to Brayden's ball game.  His team won.  They looked good.  Deke & I, Nathan, Sarah & kids, the Seeley family, my mom, Aunt Kathy & Sarah's parents were all there to cheer them on.  I worked on stamping stuff when I got home.

This morning Deke is off early to chore & head to his courthouse office.  I'm off to town to get the boys, take the twins to school & spend my day with the 3 little ones.  We'll all be going to the races tonight to cheer Nathan on.  I hope he has good luck!

Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

'No Bones About It'

Check out Trey's birthday invitation!  It turned out SUPER CUTE!!  We used the 'No Bones About It' stamp set that is retiring.  He was so excited when he saw it.  It met his approval.  So that was great!  Trey's room is decorated with dinosaurs.  So that is what he wanted his birthday theme to be.  

Manda came up with the wording for inside invite & she wanted a pocket card.  So this is what we created together.  The colors were choose, as this is the colors that his plates, napkins & cups for his party will be.  

We used NEW Blueberry Bushel, RETIRED Green Galore & RETIRING Tangerine Tango.
This is what it looks like when you pull out the invite.  Neat huh!  

What do you think?

stamp set:  'No Bones About It'
card stock:
  • Tangerine Tango- RETIRING
  • Green Galore- RETIRED
  • Blueberry Bushel- NEW & available on June 1st
  • Whisper White 
inks: Green Galore, Black Mementoother:  1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tear & Tape, Staples
Yesterday was a busy day with kids.  Last night when they left I worked on entering orders & stamping things.

This morning I'm up early & headed to Manda's, as she has an early meeting.  I'll take the boys to school & then spend my day with the 3 little ones.

Tonight Brayden has a ball game that we are all going to go to.

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

Monday, May 21, 2018

'Picnic Basket Builder Bundle'

Here is another card that everyone made with me at my May monthly classes.  I used some retiring products.  And a new product that will be available on June 1st.  Check out the tulip!  It came from the Vases Builder Punch.   It will be one of those new things you'll want to add to your wish list for sure!  

This stamp set & coordinating framelits can be purchased as a BUNDLE or individually.  They are both RETIRING!  

This bundle has some awesome images in it!  And they would work perfect for many different projects.  I love the checkered cloth, bottle of wine, wine glass & more!  Looked it up in the Occasions Catalog on pg. 6!  You can click HERE TOO TO SEE IT in my on line store!
Here are the supplies & the measurements that I used- 

stamp set:
'Picnic for You'- #145860- (photopolymer only)= $17.00- pg. 6 OC RETIRING
card stock:
  • Wisteria Wonder (24)- #122922= $8.00 - pg. 186 RETIRING    5 1/2 x 8 1/2"; 1/2" strip (for flowers); 2 3/4" strip for the circle
  • Pear Pizzazz (24)-#131201= $8.00- pg. 186     5 1/4 x 2 1/4"; 4 1/2 x 11/4"
  • Whisper White (40)- #100703= $9.00- pg. 185    2 3/4" strip; 4 x 5 1/4"
designer paper:
  • Delightful Daisy DSP- SOLD OUT  5 x 2"
ink:  Old Olive- #126953= $6.50- pg. 186
Soft Suede- #126978= $6.50- pg. 185
other:  Shimmer Pear Pizzazz Ribbon- #144153= $7.00- pg. 199
Basic Pearls- #144210= $5.00- pg. 197
Metallic Foil Doilies- #138392=$4.00- pg. 194- RETIRING
Tree Builder Punch (small flower)- #138295= $18.00- pg. 208 RETIRING
Big Shot-#143263= $110.00- pg. 209
Magnetic Platform- #130658= $40.00- pg. 209
Layering Circles Framelits- #141705= $35.00- pg. 214
Picnic Basket Builder Framelits-#145658= $30.00-pg. 6 OC RETIRING- SALE= $21.00
NEW Vase Builder Punch- available in June
Yesterday was a great day of stamping with everyone that joined us!!  Yummy treats, great help, wonderful company & fun stamping projects!  What else could you ask for!  

We went to Nathan & Sarah's last night for supper.  We enjoyed the cooler temps & playing outside.  

This morning Deke is off early to chore & head to the office for his weekly board meeting.  I'm off to town to take the twins & then spend my day with the 3 little ones.  Tonight all 3 big boys will ride the bus here after school.  When eveveryone goes home I'll be working on entering orders, connecting with my hostesses & catching up my piles of things!

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

Sunday, May 20, 2018

'In Every Season' (& more) Sneak Peeks!

Wow- I love it!!  This flower stamp set is a new set in the upcoming annual catalog called- 'In Every Season'!  I also used the new 'Detailed with Love' stamp set for the words.  Isn't this just a beautiful card.  I made it for a dear friend for her birthday!!  And also made another one like it (without words) to send to a downline of mine that had surgery a couple of weeks ago.  It is just sooo much fun stamping with new products & sharing new ideas!

There is alot of NEW products that I used here.  

Check out this NEW In Color called- Pineapple Punch!  It is a bright yellow!! 
And yes- there is coordinating DSP too to match all of the NEW In Colors!  It is strips & polka dots!  Check them out!

And look at this gorgeous NEW Polka Dot Tulle ribbon!  It is soooo cool!!   
I made this a window card by punching out a circle on the front layer of the card.  And then added punched out layers to it to add dimension & more color!
These are the circle layers I made to add to the front of the card.

stamp set:  'In Every Season' & 'Detailed with Love'
card stock:  Pineapple Punch, Whisper White
designer paper:  6x6 2018-2020 In Color DSP
ink:  Black Stazon
Stampin' Write Markers:  Call Me Clover, Pineapple Punch, Crushed Curry
other:  Wink of Steall, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform (2 1/2" size), 2 1/4" Starburst Punch, 2" Circle Punch, dimensionals, glue dots, Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Everyday Label Punch (using a 1" strip of card stock)
I was on the go all day again yesterday!!  I was up early to get things cleaned up from Friday nights class & ready for yesterday mornings group to come stamp.  It was a fun morning of stamping with all that joined me.  Yesterday afternoon I went to our (nephew Jordan Woods' fiancee), Shannon's bridal shower with Amanda, Sarah (& kids) & my sister-in-law Pam.  When I got home I burnt the midnight oil cutting card stock!

This morning I'm up early to finish getting everything all packed up & ready to head out.  I'm off to Hiawatha today to join many that are coming to stamp with me today.  I have a morning & an afternoon class there.  Ruth & Denise are my hostesses.  I am looking forward to seeing everyone  & spend our time stamping together! 

Tonight we are going to Nathan & Sarah's, along with Manda, Steve & all of the kids- to have supper & a belated Mother's Day supper!

I've gotta run......
I hope you have a WONDERFUL Sunday!!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

A fun pull out tag, with 'Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts'!

Here is a fun pull out tag card.  This is a card that everyone joining me for my May monthly classes will be making with me this week!  Didn't it turn out cute!  I used a lot of retiring products here on this card!
I will update this post with supplies & more information in the next day or so.
I have a jam packed weekend!!  Pigs, stamping, stamping, bridal shower, stamping & stamping!

 We had a good time stamping last night at our home!  And more stamping here this morning!  Then we have a family bridal shower for Shannon & Jordan.  And then I'll be cutting card stock when I get home.  

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


Friday, May 18, 2018

A Brusho "Butterfly"!

Look at the sparkles on this butterfly!!  It is just beautiful in person!!  I love it!  And so did lots of the ladies that have made it so far at my May monthly classes. 
-On the solid piece of Glimmer I have shown here- I used the Yellow & the Gamboge Brusho colors.  -On the Glimmer piece above that I have the butterfly cut out of, I used the Red & Yellow Brusho colors.

Check out the Glimmer Butterfly on my card.  
Here is how you make the butterfly-
  • Cut a 3x3" piece of the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.
  • Sprinkle the Brilliant Red Brusho onto it.
  • Take a Spritzer with alcohol & sprayed onto the Glimmer Paper/Brusho combination.
  • Let it dry for about 1 hour.
  • Then with the Glimmer side down on your Big shot & the butterfly framelit (cutting side down) onto the slick back side of the Glimmer paper- run it through the Big Shot.
In my opinions I found:
-That the Red Brusho with the Alcohol spritzed on it alone, did not blend well & leave a vibrant color on the Glimmer paper.  I did re-wet/spray it several times with the alcohol & I took a sponge duaber & worked in the Red Brusho, so that it wasn't in a cluster.  When I added the Yellow Brusho with it-it  blended a little better & added some more color to the Glimmer.  But my favorite was when I combined the Yellow & the Camboge Brusho colors, as the blended well & showed more vibrant colors. But those colors didn't go with this card- but it sure would work well for another color combination of So Saffron & Pumpkin Pie or even Calypso Coral!  (hint! hint!)

No matter how many times you do this technique- it will NEVER turn out to be the exact same look!  Each piece has it's own/individual look!
So everyone joining me at my 4 stamp classes this weekend will be making this butterfly card with me!  
stamp sets:  'Perennial Birthday' & 'Touches of Texture'
card stock:
  • Basic Black-- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"; 2 3/4" strip; 4 1/4 x 3 1/4"; 1/2 x 4 1/4"
  • Rose Red- 4 x 5 1/4"; 2 1/2 x 1"; 4x3"- RETIRING
  • Whisper White- 4 x 5 1/4"
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer- 3x3"
ink:  Archival Basic Black- RETIRING
other:  1 3/4" Circle Punch, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, You Move Me Thinlits (for the butterfly), Dimensionals
Yesterday was a busy day with the kids.  Last night Deke went to Brayden's ballgame (and they lost 6-3).  I stayed home & burnt the midnight oil cutting card stock.  It was a short night- as we are up at 4:30 this morning to mark, sort & load hogs.  One semi is to be here at 5:30 & the other one at 6:30.  Hope they are on time & everything goes well.  Deke will then chore & he is off to a meeting.  I'll spend my day with the 3 little ones.  And then tonight I have a house full joining me to stamp!  And I'll go to bed as soon as everyone has gone home.  As tomorrow morning I have another stamp class here at our home to get all ready for. 
Gotta run......
I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Check out these Colors!

HERE are the 5 NEW 2018-2020 In Colors
and the 5 returning In Colors!
Which one is your favorite?
Check out how the NEW 2018-2020 In Colors coordinate with other Stampin' Up! Colors! 

I'm so EXCITED about the NEW Color REVAMP!
And the count down is on.......
16 more days & you can order out of the NEW 2018-2019 Annual Catalog!  
  • Lovely Lipstick

  • Grapefruit Grove

  • Pineapple Punch

  • Blueberry Bushel

  • Call Me Clover