Friday, August 31, 2018

SOME REMINDERS- Bonus Day Coupons & 'Color Your Seasons' BUNDLE- END TODAY- 8/31/18!

Today is the last day for you earn a 
$5.00 Bonus Days Coupon, for every 
$50 worth of Stampin' Up! Product you purchase! 
You can check out my original post on more details by  
TODAY is the last day that you can order this 
AWESOME 'Color Your Season' Bundle 
& the the Assortment #2 Watercolor Pencils!  

If you want this- be sure you order them TODAY- 8/31/18-
before they are gone forever!  
  • Blended Seasons Stamp Set, an exclusive 10-piece wood-mount or clear-mount stamp set with images for every season!

Blended Seasons stamp set – Images @ Stampin’ Up!
  • Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies, a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images!

Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies – Images @ Stampin’ Up!
  • Watercolor Pencils in 10 new colors!  Note: These Watercolor Pencils may be available in a future publication.

Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 – Images @ Stampin’ Up!

Blended Seasons Bundle – Images @ Stampin’ Up!

'Wishing You Well'- Another Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek!

Here are a couple more cool new stamp sets that are in the upcoming Holiday Catalog!  It is called- 'Wishing You Well'  (wheat) & Flourish Filigree' (words).  They are both great sets that I really like!
Check out how I used the Everyday Label punch & snipped the corner to make a little notch!
I used my Paper Snips & fussy cut out this organdy looking bow!  What a cool stamp it is!  
stamp sets:  'Wishing You Well' & 'Flourish Filigree'
card stock:  Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
ink:  Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze
other:  Big Shot, Standard Platform, Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder, Everyday Label Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Paper Snips, 5/8" Stripped Burlap Ribbon

This is a card that I created for a swap that I was in with some demonstrator friends.  Here are my piles as I was working on them.  
Yesterday was a busy day with kids.  Last night I burnt the midnight oil stamping!  This morning I'm up early to walk & head out to get the kids.  I'll take the big kids to school & spend my day with the 3 little ones.  

Today is Steve's official birthday!!  And tonight we will celebrate the "twins birthday party" with friends & family!  So hopefully everyone takes a nap this afternoon so that I can get the taco meat browned & 2 chocolate sheet cakes baked!  

Gotta run......
I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

'Winter Woods' Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek!

Sparkly trees with snow on them!  Yes, they are pretty!  I definitely am not ready for winter though!  Although I do love this card!

This is a fun fold easel card that I created for my Iowa Inkers team meeting that I hostessed earlier this month!  

How did I do that?  

To add the sparkle I-
  • used my Multipurpose Glue
  • made some little dots- randomly all over the trees
  • scooped lots of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter all over it
  • tapped off excess Glitter
  • AND then let dry for approximately 1/2 hour.
Are you wondering why the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter looks green?  It is because I stamped the trees using my Classic Shaded Spruce ink pad.  The Classic ink pads are not permanent, thus they will run when they get wet.  Since the glue made the ink wet & then the Glitter was added over it- it made that added extra "WOW" to it.
 Here is what it look like when it is opened up!  It is a fun card for sure!
stamp set:  'Winter Woods'
cardstock:  Thick Whisper White, Shaded Spruce, Whisper White
designer paper: Under the Mistletoe
ink:  Shaded Spruce
other:  Linen Thread, Multipurpose Glue, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Everyday Label Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Yesterday was an early & busy day with the kids.  I put up my birthday banner & streamers & we all sang Happy Birthday to Brody & Drake as they walked in the door early yesterday morning.  We all had breakfast together & then headed to town to take the 3 big boys to school.  Then when they got off of the bus I had the twins Wood Cake (Crispix in an angel food cake pan with M&M sprinkled on top) for all of us to enjoy!  They then had their first FB game.....Drake got a touch down.  They both played good.  After their game we picked up a couple of Casey's pizza & ate together in our city park.  The kids had fun playing!  I know I did lots of under dogs, pushing them on the swings.  It was late when we got home.  I answered emails, placed a couple of orders & called it a night.
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 Brody & Drake FB team & their coaches- Adam & their dad Steve. 
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Brody & Drake with their dog Addy.
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 Masen & Brody eating pizza at the park!
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Brayden, Trey & Drake eating their pizza at the park!

This morning I'm up early to walk & head to town to Manda's.  I'll take the boys to school & then spend my day with the 3 little ones.  Tonight when they go home I have LOTS of stamping that needs to get done.  So hope I find a burst of energy to get alot accomplished.

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

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

'Country Home' Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek!

 I love this stamp set called 'Country Home'.  My grandparents milked cows.  I remember cream cans like this that were everywhere on their farm.  Oh how I wish I had one of them now as a keep sake!

This is just an amazing bundle called the Country Lane Suite!  It is so on trend with all of the Farm House style decor that is so very popular right now. 
Most of the products that I used here are in the NEW Holiday Catalog & will be available to purchase on September 5th, 2018!  There is alot more here for you to add to your wish list!

stamp set:  'Country Home'
card stock:  Mint Macaron, Whisper White
designer paper:  Country Lane DSP

ink:  Black Memento, Soft Suede
Stampin' Blends:  Light Crumb Cake, Light & Dark Blackberry Bliss, Light Smoky Slate, Bronze, Light Mint Macaron, Light Cajun Craze, Dark Daffodil Delight, Bronze, Color Lifter
other:  Chicken Wire Embellishments, Tin Tile Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Standard Platform, Everyday Label Punch (for the notched look on the corners), Linen Thread, Classic Label Punch, Paper Piercing Tool, Piercing Mat, Sponge Dauber
Yesterday was a busy day with the kids.  The 3 big kids got our of school early again- so they were here too.  Last night we went to visit Deke's mom in the hospital & then had a Farm Bureau supper to attend.  It was later when we got home & I had toys to pick up, emails to answer, orders to place, etc.......

Deke is up early this morning to chore & head to the courthouse.  I'm up early to walk & get ready for all 6 kids.  They will all be here at our home at 7 this morning, as Nathan & Manda both have early meetings & Sarah is out of town for her job.  I'll get them all fed, we'll run the 3 big boys back to town, to school & then spend my day with the 3 little ones here.  Tonight the twins have their first football game.  We'll go to it & then have supper together to celebrate Brody & Drake's 7th birthday that is TODAY!  I just can't believe it!  Where does time go?  I can't believe that they are 7 already.  

Gotta run.......
I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Christmas Sneak Peek!

Are you ready to start thinking about your Christmas card for this year?  Well- here is a traditional Christmas card using some NEW Holiday Catalog products!!!  This is a card that I made this weekend for a swap that I was in with some other demonstrator friends. 

Mark you calendar, as the Holiday Catalog starts on September 5th!  So you can start making your wish list now!

So are you wondering what color of red I used here.  Well- it is Poppy Parade! looks great here with the Garden Green combo doesn't it!

One of my favorite things is this NEW background stamp called- 'Buffalo Check'.   You can find it on pg. 38.  

This modern tree stamp comes from the 'Timeless Tidings' stamp set on pg. 33.  This stamp set coordinates with the awesome Timeless Tidings Project kit too!
I added a little Silver star to the top of the tree that is from the Twinkle Adhesive Backed Sequins, plus I added some Red Rhinestones on it too from some added bling!

Here are the supplies & the measurements for this card.
stamp sets:  'Buffalo Check' & 'Timeless Tidings'-both are available 9/5/18
card stock:  
  • Poppy Parade- 4 1/4 x 11; 5 x 1 1/4"; 2 3/4" strip
  • Garden Green- 5 x 3 3/4; 2 3/4" strip
  • Whisper White- 5 x 3/4"; 2 1/2" strip
ink:  Garden Green
other:  Red Rhinestones, Twinkle Adhesive Backed Star Sequin, 1 1/3" Circle Punch, Starburst Punch, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Layering Circles Framelits, Poppy Parade 1/2" Textured Weave Ribbon- available 9/5/18, dimensionals, Glue Dots
Yesterday was a busy day with kids.  Last night when everyone went home we canned tomatoes.  

This morning I'm up early to walk & then head to the Seeley's.  I'll take the twins to school & then spend my day with the Trey, Masen & Ainslee.  The 3 big boys get out of school early again today, so they will all ride the bus here. 

Tonight when the kids have gone home, Deke & I will be attending our local Farm Bureau annual supper.  

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

Monday, August 27, 2018

More Holiday Catalog Sneak Peeks!

Yesterday I spent the whole day/night stamping!!  I burnt the midnight oil making swaps that I needed to get into the mail today.  I made over 90 full/completed cards yesterday.  This is one of them!  I love the way it turned out......and yep, it is fall themed!

I used these new products here:
  • The 'Wishing You Well' stamp set on pg. 35 in the Holiday Catalog.  (for the wheat)
  • The 'Flourish Filigree' stamp set on pg. 41 in the Holiday Catalog. (for the words)
  • The Country Lane DSP on pg. 43 in the Holiday Catalog.  (for the woodgrain strip)
How did I do the little notch in the corner?  I used my Everyday Label punch & snipped each of the 4 corners- just like I'm showing you here in this photo.  
 I decided when I got this card all finished that I wanted to add the Gold Metallic Pearls to each of the 4 corners.  WOW- don't they dress it up & make it so elegant! 
stamp sets:  'Flourish Filigree' & 'Wishing You Well'
card stock:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White
designer paper:  County Lane Designer Paper
ink:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
other:  Everyday Label Punch, Burlap ribbon (cut in 1/2 & then frayed on the ends), Gold Metallic Pearls, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
This morning Deke is up early to chore & head to the courthouse for his weekly board meeting.  I'm up early to walk & then head to town to the Seeley's.  I'll take the twins to school & then spend my day with Trey, Masen & Ainslee.  The 3 big boys will ride the bus out after school.  They get out early again today at 1:30. 

Tonight when the kids have all gone home, Deke & I will be canning more tomatoes.  

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

Sunday, August 26, 2018

More 'Blended Seasons' & a sneak peek too!!

I have a bright & cheery Christmas card to share with you today!  I used the 'Blended Seasons'- LIMITED TIME ONLY stamp set!  

I also have a couple of NEW Holiday Catalog Sneak Peeks for you too!  They will both be available on September 5th, 2018 to order!
Check these out-
  • Poppy Parade 1/2' Textured Weave Ribbon
  • 'Buffalo Check' background stamp
 I colored the holly & berries using the Call Me Clover & Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends!

This stamp set- 'Blended Seasons' is available until August 31st or WHILE SUPPLIES LAST ONLY!  You can check out more details about this awesome stamp set by CLICKING HERE!!!
So what do you think?  Isn't it a fun Christmas card!

stamp sets:  'Blended Seasons'-only available until 8/31 or while supplies last only!
                     'Buffalo Check'- available September 5th
card stock:  Call Me Clover, Poppy Parade, Whisper White
ink:  Call Me Clover
Stampin' Blends:  Call Me Clover & Poppy Parade
other:  Wink of Stella, Poppy Parade 1/2" Textured Weave Ribbon- available September 5th,  Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Yesterday was a busy day......we were on the go most of the day!  I walked, got my hair cut, ran to the mall to get a dress for my nephews wedding, we went to watch Brayden play 2 FB games & then finally home.  I burnt the midnight oil stamping- as I have swaps I have to get created, cut, stamped, assembled & in the mail on Monday morning!

This morning I'm up early to walk & will spend my day stamping again! 

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

Saturday, August 25, 2018

'Blended Seasons'- LIMITED TIME ONLY with a sneak peek!

Today it is simple Saturday!!!
And I've used the 'Blended Seasons' stamp set for the pretty fall card!
I colored the leaves using the Assortment #2- Watercolor Pencils & my Wink of Stella.

NOTE:  This stamp set, coordinating framelits & the Assortment #2 Watercolor Pencils are all available until August 31, 2018- or while supplies last!  Your time is running out for you to purchase these products if you haven't already done so.

If you purchase this 'Blended Seasons' stamp set from me, I will email you a PDF with LOTS of other step by step instructions & photos for you to make lots of other cards using these LIMITED TIME ONLY products!  To learn more about these special items CLICK HERE!
Check out these 2 cool NEW products that will be available on September 5th, 2018- in the Holiday Catalog.
  • 5/8" Striped Burlap Trim
  • 'Flourish Filigree' stamp set (words)
How did I do the rounded corners?  It is super easy!  I just used the curved part of  my Everyday Label punch like shown in the photo above.  Just snip off all 4 corners using this part of the punch!  Neat huh!
I just love fall!!!  It is my favorite time of the year!  And we've been blessed with some nice cool days the past couple of days here in Iowa.  The corn is starting to turn, some of the leaves are starting to turn.  And in another month the fall colors will be in full swing!

stamp sets:  'Blended Seasons'- WHILE SUPPLIES LAST ONLY or until August 31st!
                     'Flourish Filigree'- available on September 5th, 2018 in the NEW Holiday Catalog.
card stock:  Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
ink:  Black Stazon
other:  Assortment #2 Watercolor Pencils- available September 5th, 2018 in the NEW Holiday Catalog, Wink of Stella, 5/8" Striped Burlap Trim- available September 5th, 2018 in the NEW Holiday Catalog, Everyday Label Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Yesterday was a busy day with the kids.  We ran some errands yesterday morning.  Last night Deke's sister came to visit a bit & ate supper with us.  After she left I worked on stamping stuff.  

This morning I'm up early to walk & headed out to get my hair cut.  Deke's brother Doug is coming up this morning to help Deke work on some things at his parents home.  As their mom was moved to the Sigourney hospital late yesterday afternoon, so it will be nice that she is closer.  I hope she continues to get stronger & improve each day.  This afternoon we'll be going to watch the boys play football. 

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

Friday, August 24, 2018

Happy Birthday to you Nathan!!

Yesterday was Nathan's Birthday!  This is the card that I made for him!

You all know that I love fall!  I thought this turned out cute & fun!  
How did I do it?
  • Using a 4 x5 1/4" piece of Sahara Sand card stock I ran it through my Big Shot using my standard platform & Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder.
  • I then used sponge daubers & ink pads & rubbed them in various spots, over the embossed planks.  I used- Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, Crushed Curry, Blueberry Bushel & Soft Suede.  NOTE:  After I had the first 4 colors rubbed on- I lightly rubbed Soft Suede all over the entire card front. 
  • I cut out the words- Happy" from the Happy Birthday Thinlits & adhered it to the front of the card.
stamp sets:  'Rooted in Nature' & 'Tabs for Everything'
card stock:  Mossy Meadow, Sahara Sand
inks:  Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, Crushed Curry, Blueberry Bushel, Soft Suede. 
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Nature's Roots Framelits, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Burlap Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers, Standard Platform, Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder
Yesterday was a busy day with the kids.  The twins got out of school early at 1:30- so they were here all afternoon too.  Last night the Seeley & the Wood families were here for supper.  Nathan wanted Teets Taco's & I made him some Fudge Filled Oatmeal bars.  We played outside after supper & called it a night when it was almost dark.

This morning I'm up early to walk & head to town.  Trey has an early appointment in IC today to see an ENT about getting his tonsils out.  I'll take the twins to school & then spend my day with Masen & Ainslee.  Trey will be here later this morning & the twins will be here about 1:50 when the get here off of the school bus.  Brayden has an appointment in IC this afternoon with is dr for his diabetes.  So Masen & Ainslee will be here late. 

Tonight when everyone goes home I'll be a stamping fool!

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

Thursday, August 23, 2018

'Winter Woods' Sneak Peek!

OH WOW!!!!!  This card just turned out gorgeous!!!  I love it!!  And it was so easy to do!

I used the 'Winter Woods' stamp set & coordinating In The Woods Framelits that are available for you to order on September 5th when the NEW Holiday Catalog goes live!

Check out the snow along the bottom edge that I cut using the Sparkle Glimmer Paper & the snowline framelit that is part of the In The Woods Framelits!
The stars are the cool Twinkle Adhesive Backed Sequins. 
And this card is a fun easel fold card!   Cool huh!

I used the Festive Farmhouse Designer Paper along the outside edges!

How did I do it???
#1.  I shadow stamped the tree 2 times onto a piece of Whisper White card stock- 3 3/4 x 3 3/4".
  • I inked the stamp using Mossy Meadow.
  • I stamped off onto my grid paper.
  • Using a sponge dauber I added ink directly to the stamp in a few spots to make that area darker.
  • I then stamped the tree onto a crap piece of Whisper White card stock.
#3.  I cut out the tree using my Big Shot, Magnetic Platform & In the Woods Framelits!
#4.  This is what it looks like from the back side when it is all cut out!  Check out all of the layers!
#5.  Front the front side I "fluffed" up the branches.
#6.  I added mini dimensionals to the pieces that were cut, so that they would puff out when I mounted this tree.
#7.  I used my Aqua Painter & the Frost White Simmer Paint along the edges of all the cut pine pieces!
#8.  Using my Multipurpose Glue, I added a little along the the edges (over the Frost White Shimmer Paint).
#9.  I then dumped on some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter & tapped off the excess.  
#10.  Using my Big Shot, Magnetic Platform & In The Wood Framelits- I cut the snow line, using my Sparkle Glimmer Paper- 3 3/4 x 1 1/4".

WOW- I love the added sparkle & glitter added to this tree! 

So what do you think?  It is gorgeous huh! 

We have had a wild past week here!  My mom fell a couple of times last week & got a concussion, hurt her shoulder & cut her knee.  Thankfully she is now doing better.  And then Deke's mom fell on Monday, went to the Sigourney hospital by ambulance, transferred to Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids & was in ICU.  She got transferred to a regular room late yesterday afternoon.  And we left to go see her as soon as the kid left late yesterday afternoon & got home after midnight.  

Today Deke is up early to chore & head to Ottumwa to a meeting.  I'm up early to walk & head into town to get the Seeley boys.  Today is the first day of school!  So I'll take the twins to school & then spend my day with Trey, Masen & Ainslee.

Today is Nathan's 34th birthday!!  So we have our whole family coming tonight for supper to celebrate his special day!  

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


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

'Pleasant Pheasants' Sneak Peek!

Happy Hump day!!  I can't believe it is Wednesday already.  We've had a wild week!!  

Today I'm sharing a super cute card using the NEW Holiday Catalog set- 'Pleasant Pheasants'.  I LOVE fall & I love this stamp set!!  I did the spot lighting technique here with this monochromatic card.  What a great guy card this would make for any occasions!

Check it out when it opened up!!!

Did you notice the cool stripped paper.  It is awesome!  It is from the NEW Holiday Catalog Frosted Floral Specialty DSP.  You should see it in is printed on shimmery paper!
stamp set:  'Pleasant Pheasants' -available September 5th
card stock:  Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
designer paper:  Frosted Floral Specialty DSP- available September 5th
ink:  Soft Suede
other:  Burlap Ribbon (cut in half, tied in a knot & then I separated the weave), Leaf Trinkets, Dimensionals, Glue Dot, 2" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch

So what do you think?  Do you love it too?
I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek!

I LOVE IT!!!  This new stamp set- 'Dashing Deer' & this new Joyous Noel Designer Paper are some of my favorites in the NEW Holiday Catalog!

This Joyous Noel Designer Paper has a Copper Foil to it.  Oh my is just gorgeous!

I made this card for a swap that I'm doing with 5 of my demonstrator friends!
This is a z fold card!  Here is a photo of it from the top side. 
You can start ordering our of the NEW Holiday Catalog on September 5th, 2018!!  If you like these new things, be sure to add them to your Wish List!

NOTE:  This stamp set & coordinating framelits can be purchased as a BUNDLE & you save 10%!
stamp set:  'Dashing Deer'
card stock:  Soft Suede, Gray Granite, Copper Foil
designer paper:  Joyous Noel (12x12) DSP
ink:  Soft Suede
other:  1 3/4" Circle Punch, Darling Label Punch (page 209 Annual Catalog), Detailed Deer Thinlits,  3/16" Braided Linen Trim, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Mini Dimensionals
I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!!
Happy Stamping!