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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

More pictures of our family meeeting Ainslee!

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Here is a picture of the Seeley boys getting to meet their cousin Ainslee for the first time!  It was precious!!  They were all so excited!!!  She is loved by all of them!
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 Here is our clan!!!  I've been calling them my boys for so long......now going to have to reword things when I talk about them since we finally have a little girl too!

Ainslee with her 2 big brothers- Masen & Brayden!
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Grandma with the 3 Wood kids!
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Aunt Manda & Uncle Steve with Ainslee!
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Grandma & Papa with Miss Ainslee!
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The Wood Family- Sarah, Nathan, Brayden, Masen & Ainslee
 
 Masen lovin' his baby sister!

Our little Miss Ainslee, all dressed up in pink with her head band bow!  She does have quite a bit of black hair too (that you can't see)!  Don't you just love her chubby cheeks!

'Celebrate You'

This is a fun birthday card!  Check out this cute little hat!  I fussy cut out the pom pom on the top of it & popped it up with a dimensional to add to it too!!
 This is a z fold card.....check it out when I have it opened up!  It sure sits up good!
I used the new Pacific Point 1/4" Stitched Ribbon for the bow.

And look at the cute polka dot dsp....it is from the Birthday Memories DSP!

stamp set:  'Celebrate You'
card stock:  Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Whisper White
designer paper:  Birthday Memories (12x12)
ink:  Pacific Point
other:  Paper Snips, 1/4" Stitched Edge Pacific Point Ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue Dot
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Oh my....we've had a busy last few days!  Lots going on at our house!!  I'll have more pictures to post of our little ones sometime soon.

Brayden's team lost their game last night.  So tonight we'll be home.  That is good!  I have tons of farm work to catch up on & lots of stamping to do too!

It was a short night & we are up early this morning & headed out to the farm.  We are sell hogs this morning, so I'll be helping Deke with the pigs!  And then later I get my hair cut! This afternoon I'll be helping out at Nathan & Sarah's ,as they will be coming home from the hospital.  

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

Monday, June 26, 2017

Meet our new baby granddaughter- Ainslee Wood!

 
Meet Anislee Pearl Wood
Born- 6/25/17 @ 7:44 p.m.
8 lbs. 10 ozs. 
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We had some pretty excited big brothers last night!
 
Mom, Dad & Ainslee

Another 'A Little Wild'

This lion is sooo cute!! This is a fun card!!

I love it when you can use circles & just punch out! 
This is a clean & simple card using new products!

stamp set:
card stock:
designer paper:
ink:
other:
I will update this post later today with the supplies!
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We had a busy day yesterday!!!  I worked on the farm & helped Deke all morning.  Then after lunch we went to watch the twins play ball.  They did great job!  It is amazing how much they have improved the past few weeks.  I picked Brayden up after his ball practice last night & enjoyed my evening with him!!! 

Today is another busy day with boys & ball games.  Deke is up early this morning to chore & head to the courthouse for his weekly board meeting.  I'll have Brayden & Masen for the day.  We'll connect with the Seeley family this afternoon for awhile.  And then more ball games tonight.  

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


Sunday, June 25, 2017

'Heartland'

This is the cool birthday card that I made for Deke's birthday last week.  This stamp set was just perfect for him!!  What do you think?  I love the way it turned out!

We have 3 old John Deere tractors like this on our farm & sitting by the tractor is our Chocolate Lab- Cocoa!
Look at the neat new 'Burlap' background stamp that I used on the background too!

stamp sets:  'Heartland' & 'Burlap' background
card stock:  Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Shimmery White
ink: Archival Basic Black, Garden Green
other:  Classic Label Punch, Perfect White Accents (colored them black with a sharpie marker), Burlap Ribbon, Dimensionals, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen
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Yesterday was a fun day of stamping with friends!  Lots of laughs & good times were shared by all! 

Last night we all went to Belva Deer Lake to visit the Seeley family that was camping there.  We ate super with them, played with all of our grandkids & sat around the campfire visiting.  Oh and I can't forget that we made yummy smores!  

Today I have the day off of work.  I'll be spending it stamping, going to the twins ball game & taking Brayden to ball practice tonight.  Plus somehow squeezing in working on the farm, helping Deke sort pigs too.

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

Saturday, June 24, 2017

'Watts the Occasions'

This stamp set is called 'Watts the Occasions'!  And there are such cute stamp images in this set!

Is it too early for Christmas?  I just couldn't wait to use this set to make a Christmas card!  And then I used the new Be Merry 12x12 DSP too!  

Be sure to check out this stamp set on page 63 in the new Annual Catalog.  And look at the Be Merry DSP images too on page 188.
This is one of the cards that everyone joining me to stamp today will be making!  I'm getting together with some friends & I am looking forward to spending our day together stamping & sharing!  

stamp set:  'Watts that Occasions'
card stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Garden Green
ink:  Garden Green
marker:  Crushed Curry
other:  Garden Green 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon, 1 1/2" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
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Tonight we are all going to the campground to visit the Seeley family!!  I can't wait....it should be lots of fun!  
 
I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Saturday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Friday, June 23, 2017

'Colorful Season'

This is a fun summer card! 

I used the Color Theory Suite!
  • 'Colorful Seasons' stamp set
  • Color Theory DSP stack (6x6)
  • Seasonal Layers Thinlits

Beach chair card-
'Colorful Season'- #143726 (photopolymer only)= $27.00- pg. 147
'Swirly Bird'- #141749 (photopolymer only)= $25.00- pg. 161 (for the sun)
'Sheltering Tree'- #137163 (photopolymer only)= $25.00- pg. 226 (for the sand)
card stock:

  • Crumb Cake N (24)- 120953= $8.00- pg. 185- 4 1/4 x 11"; 3 1/4 x 4 1/4"
  • Whisper White N (40)- #100730= $9.00- pg. 185- 4 x 5 1/4"; 4 x 5 1/4"; 3 x 4"
designer paper:
  • Color Theory (6x6)- #144193= $10.00- pg. 187- 5 1/4 x 1"; 5 1/4 x 1"
  • Wood Textures (6x6)= $10.00- pg. 187- 2 1/2" strip for chair
ink:  Archival Basic Black- #140931= $7.00- pg. 201
Crumb Cake N- #126975= $6.50- pg. 185
Crushed Curry R- #131173= $6.50- pg. 185
other:  Glitter Enamel Dots- #144200= $7.00- pg. 196
Clear Wink of Stella- #141897= $8.00- pg. 200 (on the sun)
Pretty Label Punch- #143715= $18.00- pg. 207- I cut this in 1/2 & slid in behind each end!
Seasonal Layers Thinlits- #143751= $33.00- pg. 216
Big Shot- #143263= $110.00- pg. 209
Magnetic Platform- #130658= $40.00- pg. 209
Precision Plate- #139684= $25.00- pg. 209
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I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Thursday, June 22, 2017

'A Little Wild'

Oh my gosh.....this is a cute new stamp set!!  It is called- 'A Little Wild'.  And it has coordinating framelits that go with it too!  

I needed a baby card to send to a friend, congratulating her on their new grandson.....so this is the card I created to send to her.

Look at the lions mane.  I added the Wink of Stella to it.

The designer is paper is a wood grain print.  It is from the Coffee Break DSP (12x12) pack.
I also used new 3/8" Satin Stitched ribbon & the new 2 1/4" Circle Punch!

It is clean & simple, but cute!

stamp set:  'A Little Wild'
card stock:  Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
designer paper:  Coffee Break DSP (12x12)
ink:  Early Espresso
other:  2 1/4" Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 3/8" Satin Crushed Curry ribbon, dimensionals, Glue Dots

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

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Another 'Daisy Delight'

Here is a fun card I made using the 'Daisy Delight' stamp set & coordinating Daisy punch!!  Check out how it coordinates with this Delightful Daisy DSP too!

stamp set:  'Daisy Delight'
card stock:  Thick Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Whisper White
designer paper:  Delightful Daisy
ink:  Night of Navy
other:  1/2" Circle Punch, Daisy Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dot

We got home late last night from the races.  He got 2nd place.  

We are off early this morning to sell hogs......so this is short & sweet!

The boys will be here again today & tonight we'll all go racing again.

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

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

'Daisy Delight'

Look at these flowers!  This is one of the prints in the Delightful Daisy DSP that I stamped the Daisy flower image onto, punched the Daisy flower & then cut it in half & layered it together to make this 1/2 flower look.

This was one of the cards that everyone joining me at my Spring Fling the end of April got to make!  It was a fun card to make!  This was everyone's sneak peek at new catalog products & this stamp set, coordinating punch & coordinating DSP was a hit!  

Note:  This punch is currently not available to order until the end of this month.  It sold out fast!  It is very popular.  I'll make sure I post on my blog when it is available to order again. 
stamp set:  'Daisy Delight'
card stock:  Soft Sky, Tranquil Tide, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Whisper White
designer paper:  Delight Daisy DSP (12x12)
ink:  Tranquil Tide
other:  Daisy Punch, Classic Label Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Big Shot, Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

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Yesterday was a busy day full of boys!!  Baylor was really good & I think he had fun playing with our boys.  

Last night the kids were all here for supper to celebrate Deke's birthday.  After supper- Deke, me, Nathan & Steve went out to mark & sort outside hogs.  Manda & Sarah & the boys played outside- enjoying the beautiful weather!  

The boys sure had a fun evening together playing ball, swinging, riding their gators & catching lightening bugs.  It was priceless when Brody came in & announced we were singing Happy Birthday to Papa & he started the song.  We ended the night with one of Papa's favorites- his birthday cake, which was my homemade chocolate sheet cake

Today is our daughter-in-law Sarah's birthday.  And we are all going racing tonight in Columbus Junction. 

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

Monday, June 19, 2017

'Daisy Delight'

Check out these cute little stemmed daisies!  They are from the 'Daisy Delight' stamp set.  

This is a clean & simple card......think it turned out bright & cheery!

I used the DSP from Birthday Memories & thought this print looked great with these daisies!  
stamp set:  'Daisy Delight'
card stock:  Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
designer paper:  Birthday Memories DSP (12x12)
ink:  Old Olive, Crushed Curry
other:  Crushed Curry ribbon, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 2" Circle punch, dimensionals, glue dots
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Yesterday was a full day!  We went to Nathan & Sarah's for lunch, then to watch the twins play ball& then home to chore.  The Nathan, Sarah, Brayden & Deke went racing.  I kept Masen home with me.  I worked on some stamping, but didn't get near as much done as I had hoped to.

Nathan got 3rd in his heat & 3rd in his main.

This morning I'm up early to walk & work on swaps.  I'm keeping my great nephew (Baylor that is 2 1/2" today too).  He will be here about 6:45 & the other boys will be here about 8.  I am hoping it is nice enough we can play outside. 

Today is Deke's birthday!!  So the kids are coming here to eat supper with us to celebrate.  After supper Deke, me, Nathan & Steve will go out to mark & sort hogs from the outside lots.  

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

Sunday, June 18, 2017

'Crafting Forever'

Wishing all of the men in our lives a very special Father's Day today!!
 
It is a clean & simple card for you today!

This is a fun new stamp set.  It is called 'Crafting Forever'.  It is one that I got as a prize patrol when I went to the Stampin' Up! On Stage Event in April.  

I paper pieced these scissors so that my handle could be a different color than my blades.

Check out this bright designer paper print.  It is from the new dsp called- Pick A Print.
stamp set:  'Crafting Forever'
card stock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry
designer paper:  Pick A Print
ink:  Archival Basic Black
other:  1 1/2" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Paper Snips (to fussy cut out the scissors)
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I spent my whole day stamping yesterday!!  I got some cute card made.....now to get them all cut, stamped & assembled in the next few nights.  

Nathan, Sarah & Masen stopped by yesterday morning for a bit to leave Deke's Father's Day Gift.  First thing Masen wanted when he walked in the door was a cookie.  He is Grandma's cookie monster & thankfully I made more cookies last night, as he ate the last 2 yesterday afternoon when he got up from his nap.  And then Aunt Kathy stopped by for a few minutes in the afternoon.

Our family went out for supper last night to celebrate Deke & Sarah's birthdays!  Deke & I stopped to get a few groceries & picked up a new grill (as ours is all rusted out & doesn't work well at all) on our way home.  By the time we got home & I got things put away I was beat & ready to call it a night. 

This morning I'm up early to spend my morning cooking.  We are having lunch at Nathan & Sarah's.  Nathan wanted potatoe salad, so I got the potatoes & eggs boiled last night & will finish making it this morning.  I'm also making cheesy potatoes & thawing out brauts to take too.  We'll all be going to the twins ball game this afternoon.  And then the guys are going racing tonight!  I'll be staying home to stamp all night! 
 
I hope you have a SUPER Father's Day, spending it with family & your loved ones!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Happy Birthday Thinlits!

Check out some new products here!  I think this card turned out super cute!!  It is one that I made in April for a Leaders Swap that I was in.  I forgot that I hadn't posted it yet.  

This Lemon Lime Twist new In Color is one of my favorites!!!  It is a great combo here with the Night of Navy.  
card stock:  Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White
designer paper:  Fresh Florals DSP (12x12)
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Pretty Label Punch, White Perfect Accents, Dimensionals

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Our whole family, plus Uncle Jerry, Aunt Kathy & Sarah's parents- went to Brayden's game last night.  He did great.....he had a big play to get a guy out & then a big hit into the outfield.  The guys left the game a little early, as they headed to Columbus Junction to race.  I came home after Brayden's game & burn the midnight oil stamping!  Nathan got 2nd in his heat & 2nd in the main.

I am home today & will be a stampin' fool!!  I hope I have good mojo!  I have tons to get done for my upcoming team meeting, leaders swap & upcoming classes!

Tonight our whole family is all going out for supper to celebrate Deke & Sarah's birthdays!!

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

Friday, June 16, 2017

'Colorful Season' beach card

 
This is one of the cards that some of those joining me for my June monthly classes got to make.

This stamp set is an awesome one to showcase many different seasons!

It has cool leaves, flowers & snowflakes in it too!  I can't wait to make fall & winter cards with it!
And check out this coordinating Color Theory DSP (6x6).  And did you notice the cut Glitter Enamel Dot in the center of the sun?  These are all coordinating products in the suite!  They are all just so neat!

Here are the supplies & measurements for this card.
Beach chair card-
'Colorful Season'- #143726 (photopolymer only)= $27.00- pg. 147
'Swirly Bird'- #141749 (photopolymer only)= $25.00- pg. 161 (for the sun)
'Sheltering Tree'- #137163 (photopolymer only)= $25.00- pg. 226 (for the sand)
card stock:
  • Crumb Cake N (24)- 120953= $8.00- pg. 185- 4 1/4 x 11"; 3 1/4 x 4 1/4"
  • Whisper White N (40)- #100730= $9.00- pg. 185- 4 x 5 1/4"; 4 x 5 1/4"; 3 x 4"
designer paper:
  • Color Theory- #144193= $10.00- pg. 187- 5 1/4 x 1"; 5 1/4 x 1"
ink:  Archival Basic Black- #140931= $7.00- pg. 201
Crumb Cake N- #126975= $6.50- pg. 185
Crushed Curry R- #131173= $6.50- pg. 185
other:  Glitter Enamel Dots- #144200= $7.00- pg. 196
Clear Wink of Stella- #141897= $8.00- pg. 200 (on the sun)
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Yesterday was a busy day with the pigs & Masen.  Masen & I went to the twins baseball game last night.  They did a great job playing!!  It is just so much fun watching them.  

Masen stayed all night with Grandma, while the rest of our gang went to the races.  We watched Paw Patrol & ate chocolate chip cookies.....2 of his favorite things!

I will hang out with Masen again today & hopefully I will get to work on some stamping stuff while he naps this afternoon.  Tonight Brayden has a ball game & we have races again.  

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

My dad.......

Today is a bitter sweet day.......June 16th!  It is my dad's birthday!!  I think of him every day & so wish he was still with us.  On Fathers' Day it will be 11 years ago that he left us.  I miss him so much!
This is a picture of my dad 11 years ago this past Wednesday night (6/14/06).  He was getting his picture taken with us in victory lane, as Nathan won the stock car main that night!  I'll never forget that night.  That was the last time I saw my dad.  I miss him so much & I so wish he was still here with us.  He was a great guy!