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Friday, January 19, 2018

'Beautiful Day' butterfly with Brusho!

OH.....I've been having fun playing with Brusho!  It is so much fun, as you get totally different looks every time you use it.    I like all of the yellow with blue tips that I ended up with when adding the color to this Shimmery White card stock, for this butterfly! 

So what do you think?  Don't you think it is pretty!!  
stamp sets:  'Beautiful Day' & 'Perennial Birthday'
card stock:  Dapper Denim, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Shimmery White
ink:  Versamark, Dapper Denim
other:  1 1/2" Circle Punch, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Tutti-fruitti Adhesive Backed Sequins, Brusho, Spritzer
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Yesterday was another busy day with the kids.  And then I burnt the midnight oil stamping last night!  Today I'm up early to get a few things done before I head out to go get the boys & take the twins to school.  I'll then spend my day with the 3 little ones.  

Gosh....this week has flown by.  I can't believe it is Friday already.  Tonight I have my monthly Stampin' Night here at our home.  I am looking forward to seeing everyone joining me- sharing & stamping with them!

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

Thursday, January 18, 2018

'Epic Celebration'

Check out this fun fold card!  It is a cute pull up card that I made using the 'Epic Celebration' stamp set- a current Sale-a-bration Level 1 choice.  

Wow- this is such a fun set for teens!!!  And I know our younger boys would even love this too!!  It is just a very trendy stamp set! 
I used the little cluster of dots & stamped them using the Real Red Classic Ink directly onto the Real Red Card stock on the top flap of this card, giving it a shadowing effect.  
 
Aren't these just so cool!   I colored the tennis shoes using the Light Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends.  I went over the shoe laces with the White Chalk Marker to make them more dominate. 
And when this is opened up, the words pull up.  There is even room in this little pouch that you can add cash or a gift card to too!
I made 25 of these the other night for monthly swap that I'm in with some other demonstrators. 

stamp sets:  'Epic Celebration'- Level 1 Sale-a-bration choice & 'Birthday Wit'
card stock:  Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Whisper White
ink:  Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Black Memento
Stampin' Blends:  Light Cherry Cobbler, Light Crumb Cake
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Layering Circles Framelits, Starburst Circle Punch, Tear & Tape, White Chalk Marker, Dimensionals
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Yesterday was a busy day with kids.  And then I burnt the midnight oil stamping!!  

This morning Deke is off early to chore & then head to the Extension Office for his yearly application renewal training for the lagoons.  I'm off early to get the boys, as Manda has an early meeting.  I'll then spend my day with the 3 little ones.  And the 3 big boys will all be here after school.  Tonight I'll be burning the midnight oil stamping again!

I hope you have a very special Thursday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

More 'Lots of Lavender'!

Here is another pretty card using the Sale-a-bration set- 'Lots of Lavender'!!  

These are just beautiful stemmed flowers!  I just love this stamp set.  And if you check out my blog, I've done a few other cards using it. 
stamp set:  'Lots of Lavender'- Sale-a-bration Choice; 'A Good Day'
card stock:  Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
designer paper:  Sweet Soiree' Specialty DSP
ink:  Black Memento
Stampin' Blends:  Light Calypso Coral, Light Old Olive, Light Crumb Cake
other:  1 3/8" Scalloped Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Basic Pearls, Perfect White Doilies, Dimensionals
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Yesterday was a busy day with kids.  I kept Brayden home from school, as he still have a fever, cough & high blood sugar.  He went to his mom's yesterday afternoon, so hoping he is feeling better today.

Nathan & Sarah got home last night about bedtime.  The kids were happy to see them & so were we.  

Today I'm off to go take the twins to school & spend my day with the 3 little ones.  Tonight I need to be cutting card stock & getting ready for my upcoming stamp classes I have this weekend.

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

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

'Party Pandas'

This little Panda is so cute!!!  He just makes your heart melt doesn't he!  

This is one of the cards that everyone joining me at my monthly January classes is making!  

Look how the honeycomb balloon fits perfectly here with this stamp!  So cool!!

I used several new products here:
  • stamp set- 'Party Panda'
  • sequins- Tutti-fruiti Adhesive Backed Sequins
  • designer paper- Bubbles & Fizz (Sale-a-bration Choice)
  • embossing folder- Scattered Sequins Dynamic Embossing Folder

stamp set:  'Party Pandas'
card stock:
  • Bermuda Bay-  5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
  • Daffodil Delight-  4 1/4 x 1"
  • Whisper White- 3 3/4 x 2", 4 x 5 1/4" (for inside of card)
  • Real Red- 1 1/4" strip to punch out words & heart!
designer paper:
  • Bubbles & Fizz- 4 x 3" -Level 1 Sale-a-bration choice
ink:  Black Memento
Stampin' Blend:  Light Smoky Slate
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Sweet & Sassy Framelits, Standard Platform, Scattered Sequins Dynamic Embossing Folder, Classic Label Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Honeycomb Balloon
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Long day with kids......poor Brayden is sick now, so I had to go to school to get him.  Hope he feels better this morning- if not he'll stay home with us.  School is delayed again for 2 hours this morning.  So our normal routine is all messed up today too.  Nathan & Sarah will be home late tonight from their trip.

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

Monday, January 15, 2018

Another 'Waterfront' card!

Here is another fun watercolor card I made at my team meeting, that I made using Blue Brusho!  

I did another card with this same layout using the Green Brusho.  You can see it BY CLICKING HERE!!!

Brusho is fun to play with!!  It definitely never turns out the same.   I personally think I added a little too much Brusho powder here & this card is darker than I wished it would have been.  But it is still pretty & stunning isn't it!  This was my very first attempt at using the Brusho.  (Thus, I should have posted this card before I posted the Green one!)

Things that make Brusho so different-
  • The type of paper you use- Watercolor paper, Shimmery White or Thick Whisper White
My preference from the little I have played with it is the Shimmery White, as I personally felt that the color & water were easier for me to control on it.
  • The amount of water you apply.
  • How you apply the water- aqua painter or spritzer.
  • How much Brusho powder you apply to your paper.
  • When you apply the Brusho- on dry or wet paper.
I challenge you to try it & let me know what you think!  I've got some more cards & samples to share with  you in the coming days too where I've used different colors, different papers, different stamp sets- in different ways. 
stamp set:  'Waterfront'
card stock:  Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Basic Black, Watercolor paper
ink:  Archival Basic Black, Pacific Point (for the sun)
other:  Aqua Painter, Brusho, dimensionals
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Yesterday was a great day of stamping!!  We got a little dusting of snow, but it didn't affect our stamping!!  My day was filled with sharing, chatting & having fun with all!!  Thankfully I had dry roads up to Hiawatha & pretty clean roads coming home too! 

Today I'll spend my day with the 3 little ones.  And tonight the 3 Wood kids will be here to spend the night with us again.  

I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Sunday, January 14, 2018

'Petal Palette' curtain fold

It is a pretty curtain fold card, using the 'Petal Palette' stamp set, along with the coordinating Petal Passion DSP.  I love black & white cards & I added some color here with the Stampin' Blends.

This card is one of my January monthly class cards.  So everyone stamping with me this month at my monthly classes will be making this pretty card!
Check out the sparkle on the roses.  I used the Clear Wink of Stella on them.  

There is alot of new products used here:
  • 'Petal Palette' stamp set
  • 1/4" Organza Whisper White ribbon
  • Petal Passion DSP- I colored some of the dots red, using my Light Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blend
What are the measurements to make this curtain fold?  
  • 6 x 2 3/4"- dps 
  • score at 2", 2 1/2", 4", 4 1/2" 
  • diagonal cut at the 1" mark on your Stampin' Trimmer from the 2" score mark- through all of the rest of the scoring marks.    
stamp set:  'Petal Palette'
card stock;  
  • Basic Black- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2- fold in half for card base; 4 1/4 x 1/2"- to put between the curtain seam & the top flower piece
  • Whisper White- 4 x 2 3/4"- stamp flowers on this piece & adhere to the front top of the card; 4 x 5 1/4- for inside of card to stamp verse on; 1/4" x 3"- to stamp words onto & diagonal cut both ends
designer paper:  Petal Passion DSP- 6 x 2 3/4"
ink:  Black Memento
Stampin' Blends:  Old Olive- light & dark, Cherry Cobbler- light & dark
other:  Wink of Stella, 1/4" Whisper White Organza Ribbon- 6", Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Stampin' Trimmer. Tear & Tape Adhesive, Glue Dot, Dimensionals
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I'm off early this morning to head to my monthly stamp classes in Hiawatha! It will be a fun day of stamping with everyone.  Becky P & Faith R are our hostesses this month!  We have a great group attending & I can't wait to see everyone & share!

Gotta run.....
I hope you have a SUPER Sunday!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Saturday, January 13, 2018

'Picture Perfect Birthday'!!

 Here is a clean & simple card with some new products.  This is a card that I made for a swap that I was in with some other demonstrator friends last month. 


NEW products I used-
  • 'Picture Perfect Birthday' stamp set
  • Lemon Lime Twist 3/8" Mini Striped Ribbon
  • Bubbles & Fizz Designer Paper- Level 1 Sale-a-bration choice

stamp set:  'Picture Perfect Birthday'
card stock:  Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White
designer paper:  Bubbles & Fizz DSP- Level 1 Sale-a-bration choice
ink:  Lemon Lime Twist
other:  Big Shot, Layering Circles Framelits, 2 1/4" Circle Punch, Starburst Circle Punch Lemon Lime Twist 3/8" Mini Striped Ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue Dot, Triple Banner Punch
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Yesterday was a busy day with kids.  Poor Drake had the flu, so his dad stayed home with him & Trey.  I took Brody& Brayden to school & then spent my day with just had Masen & Ainslee.  Brayden & Brody were here are school too.  Brody stayed & ate supper with us & the boys all played.  Right before bedtime we took Brody home & we took the 3 Wood kids to their other grandparents home at Packwood.  I have stamp classes this weekend & I have lots to get done yet!  So I came home & burnt the midnight oil cutting card stock.

This morning I'm off!  I'll be a stamping all day!!

I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Saturday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Friday, January 12, 2018

More 'Lots of Lavender'!

Gosh.....I used the 'Lots of Lavender' stamp set again.....it is just so pretty!  I love it!  It is a Sale-a-bration Level 1 choice that you can get for FREE with a $50 product order. 

I've used this set already several times & I've posted a couple of those cards on my blog.  
You can see them -
CLICK HERE!
CLICK HERE!


I just really like this card.  It is a Susie style card.  It is bright & cheery colors!  And the doily & pearls for accents just pull the card all together!  And this stamp set just so reminds me of my Grandma Cox. 

I created this card last month for a swap that I was in with some of my other demonstrator friends. 

stamp set:  'Lots of Lavender'- Sale-a-bration Level 1 Choice; 'A Good Day'
card stock:  Calypso Coral, Powder Pink, Whisper White
designer paper:  Sweet Soiree' Specialty DSP
ink:  Black Memento
Stampin' Blends:  Light Pink Pirouette, Light Calypso Coral, Light Old Olive
other:  1 3/8" Scalloped Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Basic Pearls, Perfect White Doilies, Dimensionals, Wink of Stella
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Another busy day with kids again.....and yesterday was Brooklynn's last day visiting us this week.  

Last night we played games & watched the Hawks play basketball.  Everyone got baths, we read books & got to bed at a decent time.  Ainslee gets up every 3-4 hours- so I haven't had much sleep this week.  I don't normally get much sleep, but that sleep is at least all at one time & not with being woke up, feeding her & then trying to get back to sleep.

This morning I'll get Brayden ready for school, fed him his breakfast & we'll head into the Seeley's.  I'll take the 3 bigger boys to school & then spend my day with the 3 littler ones- Trey, Masen & Ainslee.  And I'll see all of the kids, as they will be here after school for awhile.

I'm not sure what we'll do tonight.  It depends on the weather & kids.  I know I have lots of card stock to get cut, so I'll be burning the midnight oil. 

I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Thursday, January 11, 2018

'Celebrate You'

Check out this card.  It turned out pretty cute!!!  And it was so easy & fun to do!!

There are several awesome NEW Sale-a-bration products used on this card that coordinate so great together!
  • Level 2 choice- 'Celebrate You Thinlits Dies
  • Level 1 choice- 'Amazing You' stamp set
  • Level 1 choice- Shimmer Ribbon Pack- I used the Calypso Coral
  • Level 1 choice- Bubbles & Fizz Designer Paper
I made this card for one of the projects everyone got to make at my team meeting last weekend.  We used the NEW Stamparatus to make this!!  It is so cool that you can just hinge step downward to stamp the words.  You get this look by just re-inking the stamp & hinging it downward one notch for each time you stamp the word.  I just LOVE it!!
stamp set:  'Amazing You'- Sale-a-bration Level 1 choice
card stock:  Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach
designer paper:  Bubbles & Fizz- Sale-a-bration Level 1 choice
ink:  Peekaboo Peach
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Celebrate You Thinlits Dies- Sale-a-bration Level 2 choice, Shimmer Calypso Coral Ribbon-Sale-a-bration Level 1 choice, Dimensionals, Glue Dot

What is Sale-a-bration?  It is where for every $50 worth of products you order, you get to choose one Level 1 Sale-a-bration product for FREE!  If you order a $100 worth of products you then qualify to choose a Level 2 Sale-a-bration product for FREE (or you can choose 2 Level 1 choices).
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 Yesterday was a busy day with all of the kids.  Today is going to be the same routine.  

I hope you have a great Thursday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

'Waterfront'

Awhh......  This is an awesome stamp set that my demonstrator friend, Connie Heisey designed for her million dollar sales achiever.  It is called- 'Waterfront'.

I made this fun card & demonstrated it at my Iowa Inkers Team meeting last Saturday!!  I was playing with Brusho & showing them the different colors & different ways you could use it.

How did I do it?  
  • Watercolor paper
  • Stamp images using Black Archival ink
  • Using an Aqua Painter wet the center of the Watercolor paper, leaving a little edge along all 4 sides.
  • Sprinkle on the Mossy Green Brusho 
  • Then I went over the Mossy Green color again, using my Aqua Painter & blending it.
  • I used a cotton make up pad to blot the color. 
I did a Z fold, layering the watercolor paper onto a black piece.  

As the watercolor paper image dried it became lighter & has more of a light brown or crumb cake color to it.  When it was wet I thought it matched the Always Artichoke card stock the best, so that it what it is layered with here.

This stamp set is so fun & has so many possibilities!! Don't you just love it!!

I made a few other cards with it at our meeting too, so will be sharing them here sometime soon too.

stamp set:  'Waterfront'
card stock:  Always Artichoke, Basic Black, Watercolor paper, Very Vanilla
ink:  Archival Basic Black, Crushed Curry & Cajun Craze (for the sun)
other:  Aqua Painter, Brusho
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It is just crazy here.....Masen has been sick.  I've had a long week! 
 
Deke is headed out early this morning to chore & come in to stay with Masen & Ainslee for me, while I go get the twins & take them to school.  I'll then spend my day with the 3 little ones- Trey, Masen & Ainslee, plus my great niece Brooklynn.  Tonight who knows what I'll get done.  Having little ones 24/7 keeps me super busy!
 
When I get back home this morning Deke will head to the courthouse to his office for a bit & then spend the rest of the day in Mount Pleasant at a meeting.  
 
Gotta run.....
I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

'Happy Wishes'

I did some shadow stamping here on this card to get this look.  And I used my NEW Stamparatus to do it!!  

How did I do it?  
  • I stamped the words, then moved the card stock over a little & restamped (without re-inking).

This is a card that I created for my team to make at my meeting that I had last Saturday.  I used the Sale-a-bration stamp set- 'Happy Wishes'.  This stamp set is a a choice you get for free with a $100 order.  It has 16 different stamp images in it & is a really cute set!

So look at the edge of the card!!  Did you notice the new designer paper?  It is from the Painted With Love Specialty Designer Paper in the Occasions Catalog.

Clean & simple sums up this card......but the gold accents & ribbon in the corner of it add that extra bling.  
I did add 3 little Gold Sequins to the top right corner of this card too- to add more bling!

stamp set:  'Happy Wishes'
card stock:  Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Gold Foil
designer paper:  Painted with Love Specialty DSP
ink:  Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral
other:  Gold Sequins, Calypso Coral 1/8" ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Fine Tip Glue, NEW Stamparataus
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Yesterday a long & busy day!!  Last night I didn't get near enough done, but I ran out of energy.

This morning I'm off to go pick up the boys & take the twins to school.  I'll then spend my day with the 3 little ones.  When Masen & Ainslee come this morning they are here for several days/nights- as Nathan & Sarah are going to be gone to a friends wedding week/weekend.  So.......I have no clue what my week will end up turning out to be.  I hope I at least get a little sleep- we'll see. 

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

Monday, January 8, 2018

'Heart Happiness'

WOW!!  Check out this cute collage heart card!!!

This is one of my January monthly class cards!!  I love the way it turned out!!  It is a "LOVE" Eclipse card.  I used the 'Heart Happiness' stamp set & the Bubbles & Fizz DSP that is one of the Sale-a-bration items you can choose for FREE with a $50 order!

 The Shimmer Calypso Coral ribbon is also one of the Sale-a-bration items too!  It is soooo nice to work with!! 

 I had my first monthly January stamp class yesterday & this card was a big hit with many of those that made it!

When I first started stamping 17 years ago I remember how much I loved making collage style cards.  They are fun to make.  And with adding the cut out, popped up letters on it makes it even more fun!
 
These are not traditional Valentines colors.....but isn't it adorable!!!  Who would have ever thought of using Calypso Coral.  I just thought the hearts on the Bubbles & Fizz DSP would work great along the bottom of the card here.  What do you think?

stamp set:  'Heart Happiness'
card stock:  Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Blushing Bride
designer paper:  Bubbles & Fizz- Sale-a-braiton Choice
ink:  Calypso Coral
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Large Letters Framelits, Shimmer Ribbon Pack (Calypso Coral)- Sale-a-bration Choice
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Yesterday was a great day of stamping again!!!!!  Thankfully the weather ended up being fine!  I had dry/clear roads all the way to N. Liberty & all the way home too!  Almost everyone that had rspv'd joined us.  Friends, yummy food & stamping fun all go together so well!!

I was beat when I got home last night....I unloaded the car, made supper, caught up on emails & went to bed early. 

This morning Deke is up early to chore & he'll head to the office for his weekly board meeting.  I'm off to go get the boys.  I'll take the twins to school & then spend my day with the 3 little ones (Trey, Masen & Ainslee), plus my great-niece Brooklyn will be spending the week days with us this week too, as her babysitter is on vacation.  So I'm going to be busy.

Tonight when the kids go home I need to get orders placed & catch up on my farm bookwork.

I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Sunday, January 7, 2018

'Lots of Lavender'

Here is another pretty card made with the gorgeous 'Lots of Lavender' Sale-a-bration stamp set!  I just love this stamp set!!!  This stamp set just makes me think of my grandma Cox.  

You all know how I love punches!!  Check it out- as I'm so EXCITED that we now have 2 new scalloped circle punches in the sizes- 1 1/8" & 1 3/8".  They work perfectly to layer with our other circle punches!

This scalloped designer paper is from the Sweet Soiree' Specialty DSP in the Occasions Catalog.  

So- I used several NEW products here that can be found in the New Occasions & Sale-a-bration Catalogs!
stamp set:  'Lots of Lavender'- Sale-a-bration Choice; 'A Good Day'
card stock:  Old Olive, Powder Pink, Whisper White
designer paper:  Sweet Soiree' Specialty DSP
ink:  Black Memento
Stampin' Blends:  Light Pink Pirouette, Light Calypso Coral, Light Old Olive
other:  1 3/8" Scalloped Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Basic Pearls, Perfect White Doilies, Dimensionals
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I have had a super busy weekend full of nothing but stamping!!  I'll update this post hopefully tomorrow with the supplies that I used on this card that I shared with you today. 

Yesterday's Iowa Inkers Team meeting at our home was great!!  A few of my team members haven't been able to attend any of our meetings in the past few months & they made it yesterday!!  And everyone ventured out in the cold freeze we are having to get here.  Our house was warm & full of lots of chatter!!!  I loved listening to everyone & sharing!!!  Everyone left with a ton of new ideas!!!  We even played with the NEW Stamparatus & Brusho......so I'll share more about theses coming up sometime soon. 

I'm off later this morning to spend my afternoon stamping with my N. Liberty group!!  I have some super cute cards to share with all of them- including some fun folds & techniques- using all new products from the Occasions & Sale-a-bration Catalogs.  I can't wait for them to see them!  I still have some card stock cutting to get done & I need to get things packed up & loaded up in my car!

Gotta run.....
I hope you have a SUPER Sunday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Saturday, January 6, 2018

'Heart Happiness'

Here is my completed swap card that I made for my Iowa Inkers Team meeting that I'm hosting today at our home.

This is a NEW stamp set in the Occasions catalog called- 'Heart Happiness'.  It coordinates with the NEW Love Box Framelits Dies that I used to cut out these 2 big hearts.  COOL HUH- as I love it when we have coordinating framelits to go along with our stamp sets!

This stamp set also coordinates with the Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies in the Annual Catalog too!
I used the NEW- 
  • Scattered Sequins Embossing folder on the top part.  
  • 1/4" White Organza Ribbon
  • From the Heart is in the 'Petal Palette stamp set.
  • And all of the hearts are in the 'Heart Happiness' stamp set.
Here is my pile of swaps I made for my Iowa Inkers Team meeting today! I hope everyone likes them!!  And I can't wait to see all of their swaps too!

stamp sets:  'Heart Happiness' & 'Petal Palette'
card stock:  Powder Pink, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
ink:  Melon Mambo
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Lots of Love Box Framelits Dies, Standard Platform, Scattered Sequins Dynamic Embossing Folder, 1/4" White Organza Ribbon, Perfect White Accents, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
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Yesterday was a day that didn't start out as I had planned at all.  I woke up with a migraine & started vomiting.  Thus I ended up not being able to keep any of the kids all day & I pretty much spent my entire day in bed.  I was feeling a little better last night.  I worked on getting shoe box swap projects cut for my Iowa Inkers Team meeting anyways.  I sure hope when I wake up this morning I am back to normal & feeling good! I was suppose to go to the chiro again today for my back......since I didn't make that hopefully she can get me in the first part of next week. 

This morning we are headed out early (at 5 a.m.) to work on the farm.  I will help Deke mark, sort & load hogs. Hopefully the trucker is on time.  We are going to have frigid cold temps again......so I pray all goes well & we have a good morning on the farm.  As soon as we are done with the hogs, I'll hurry to the house to set up tables, chairs & things for my Iowa Inkers Team Meeting that is here today. I am looking forward to seeing so many of my team that are joining me in the frigid cold!!  We'll have a fun day together stamping & sharing- in a nice, warm, house!!

Late this afternoon when everyone leaves I'll be burning the midnight oil working on projects for my N. Liberty monthly class that is tomorrow.  The temps are to warm up some, but then there is a chance for some light snow or a little freezing rain- depending on how the front comes through.  So I have my fingers crossed that all goes good so we can get to the class & home safely!  And we spend our afternoon stamping together at my N. Liberty monthly class.

Gotta run.....
LOTS to do today!!  I'll be going 100 mph!  
I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Saturday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Friday, January 5, 2018

'Amazing Congratulations' & the NEW Stamparatus!

WOO HOOO!!  Here is a photo of my new Stamparatus that I got last week.  I couldn't wait to play with it.  I've made a few cards using it now that are for my upcoming team meeting.  I love it!!  It works great!!! And I know you are going to love it too!
You can see the grid lines, the black mat & the 2 clear/hinged plates here!  It is just an amazing product!!!!!
Here I used one of the new stamp sets in the Occasions Catalog.  It is called- 'Amazing Congratulations' & is a 3 step stamp set.

Check out the cute little tag I have hanging on it.  It is from the 'Bubble Over' stamp set & coordinating Bottles & Bubbles Framelits Dies.  I used Silver Foil for the bottle top!  Cute huh!
First I stamped the words using my Black Memento ink pad.
Second I stamped the (lighter) Pool Party inked words.
Third I stamped the (darker) Bermuda Bay inked words. 

The card on top is the one I have shared above.  The card laying underneath is where I stamped both of the inside wording layers in the Bermuda Bay ink, so that they are all the same!  

OH & the pretty Bermuda Bay Ribbon is a Sale-a-bration Choice that you can get for FREE with a $50 order.

stamp set:  'Amazing Congratulations' & 'Bubble Over'
card stock: Bermuda bay, Basic Black, Silver Foil, Whisper White
designer paper: Picture Perfect (6x6) DSP
ink:  Black Memento, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party
other:  Simmer Ribbon Pack (Bermuda Bay)- Sale-a-bration Choice; 3/4" Circle Punch, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Bottles & Bubbles Framelits Dies, Dimensionals, Glue Dot

The NEW Stamparatus.......will be available June 1st- unless you already reserved one for yourself last month.  If you reserved one, you should have gotten an email from Stampin' Up! earlier this week with the approximately shipping date.  NOTE- If you reserved a Stamparatus under my on line Stampin' Up! store- I can NOT see who has reserved them......so unless you tell me I have no clue.  I hope it will show under my reports when yours ships. 
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Yesterday I spent my day with the 3 little ones.  Yesterday afternoon/evening I cooked a roaster of pork for Nathan to take for his empolyees at work today.  And while the meat was cooking last night, I was a stamping fool (& burnt the midnight oil)- preparing projects for my Iowa Inkers Team meeting that I have tomorrow here at our home.  The guys went to the Iowa Basketball game & Deke got home just in time to help me finish getting the meat ready & he washed the roaster & all of the bowls for me, so I could get back to my stamping projects.  

Last night I created 2 other projects for my team meeting using the Stamparatus.  I used the Sale-a-bration sets- 'Amazing You' along with the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies & the 'Happy Wishes'.  I'll be sharing these projects on my blog in the next few days. 
 
This morning I'm off early to go to get the Seeley boys.  We'll come back out to our home & the 3 Wood kids will then be here too.  Thankfully Deke is home working on the farm all day today (& not gone away to any meetings), so he is going to take the 3 bigger boys to school for me, as school is delayed 2 hours again today due to the cold temps.   Tonight when the kids go home I'll be a stamping fool burning the midnight oil again.  
 
I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!!
Happy Stamping!!
Hugs-
SUSIE