Thursday, December 14, 2017

'Heart Happiness'- Occasions Sneak Peek!

Check out this traditional Heart card in Red, White & Black!

These hearts are from a new stamp set- 'Heart Happiness' & the words are from a new stamp set- 'Lovely Wishes'.  Both of them are in the upcoming Occasions Catalog that goes live on January 3rd.
stamp sets:  'Heart Happiness' & 'Lovely Wishes'
card stock:  Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
ink:  Real Red, Black Memento
other:  Black Shimmer ribbon, 2" Circle Punch, Starburst Punch, Metallic Enamel Shapes (heart)
I good day with the kids yesterday.  Last night I got Brody, Drake & Deke's hair cut!  Hopefully in the next day or so I'll get the others done too.

This morning I'm off early, as Manda has another early meeting today.  I'll take the twins to school & then spend my day with the 3 little ones.  Tonight we'll be going to get my mom & Aunt Virginia & all go to the twins Christmas program at school.

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

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

August Calendar page

Here is my August calendar page.  I think it turned out super cute!!

More soon........
stamp set:
card stock:

Yesterday was a busy day with kids & then I had another calendar class & got home late last night.  Deke had a meeting last night & is off early this morning to chore & he is heading to Mt. Pleasant for another meeting down there. 

I'm off this morning to pick up all of the kids!!  And then I'll pend my day with the 3 little ones.  Tonight Susie's Hair Hut is open for business, so I'll be busy working there.

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


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

July Calendar page!

Here is my July calendar page!!  I added the sparklers along the edge from the hostess set called- 'Seasons of Whimsy' in the Holiday Catalog- pg. 3.

Of course you know I love I added the rhinestones in the centers of the sparklers too!

I think it turned out pretty cute!

stamp set:  'Seasons of Whimsy' & 'Bunch of Blossoms'
card stock:  Soft Sky, Whisper White, Pacific Point, Real Red
ink:  Pacific Point
other:  Rhinestones, retired oval punch, dimensionals
Yesterday was a busy day with kids!  And then last night I burnt the midnight oil cutting card stock.  

Tonight I have my last calendar class.  So I'm up early this morning to get some more card stock cut before I head into town to get the boys.  Manda has an early meeting again today.

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

Monday, December 11, 2017

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Here is my June calendar page!  I thought with Father's Day being on June 17th- that maybe I should make my calendar for this month a masculine one.  I love the way it turned out.  It is a great collage page.  And I love hearing many great comments about it when some of the gals were making it this past week.  So what do you think?  Do you like it too?

stamp set:  'One Wild Ride'
card stock:  Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Basic Gray
ink:  Archival Basic Gray
other:  Dimensionals, Best Badge Punch

I have had a super busy past week of calendar classes & sharing with many friends!!  What a great way to end our stamping year together, with starting to celebrate all of the special days we have coming up & are looking forward to in 2018!  I have so enjoyed seeing, visiting & stamping with everyone!!! 

I am off early to get kids, as Manda has an early meeting.  Deke is off early to chore & head to his weekly board meeting.  I'll spend my day with the 3 little ones.  And tonight I'll work on stamping stuff!

I hope to get caught up on my past posts in the next day or so.  I've just been going 100 mph & haven't had much hope to get caught up on that too.

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

Sunday, December 10, 2017


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May Calendar page

Here are LOTS of sneak peeks using upcoming Occasions Catalog stamp sets.

This is my May calendar page!

More on this soon.

I had 2 stamp classes today & I've been a card stock cutting fool.....still more to get done before I head out the door this morning at 7:30 am.  I have 2 more calendar classes today.

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

Saturday, December 9, 2017

April Calendar page

Here is my April calendar page......  It is cute & spring like isn't it!

The words are a sneak peek from a new set in the upcoming Occasions Catalog!

I'll share more information in the next day or so with supplies, etc.

stamp sets:
card stock:

It was another late night of stamping with friends making calendars.

And I have a house full coming again today to stamp all day, making calendars again!!!

AND I have LOTS to do yet before they all get here........
I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Saturday!! 
Happy Stamping!


Friday, December 8, 2017

March Calendar page

Well- those of you who know me, know that I like hot drinks- like coffee, hot tea & hot chocolate!  So this is another totally Susie card.  

This stamp set- 'Hug In A Mug' was one that I really liked the first time I saw it in the Holiday catalog.  I love the fonts, the words & the images in this stamp set!  This is just a great stamp set!

 *This stamp set, 'Hug In A Mug'- is a last-chance item and is available while supplies last. After January 2, 2018, it will no longer be available. 

I colored the mug in using my Light Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blend! And then I added some Wink of Stella to my marshmellows!

stamp set:  'Hug In A Mug'
card stock:  Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Real Red
ink:  Chocolate Chip
Stampin' Blends:  Light Cherry Cobbler
other: Basic Rhinestones, Retired Heart Punch, 1 1/2" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Wink of Stella
Yesterday was a busy day with kids & then stampin' last night!!   Some of my friends ending up burning the midnight oil stamping with me!

This morning Deke is up early to chore & head to a meeting in Ottumwa all day.  I'll spend my day with the kids.  And then tonight I have Stampin' Night here at our home.  

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

Thursday, December 7, 2017

February Calendar page

Here is my February calendar page!!  I think it turned out pretty cute!!  I am just so excited for my Annual Calendar Classes this year!  

This page is a totally Susie card.....hearts & mittens & the words on this page are all things I love!

Check out the hearts along the bottom edge!!  They are a sneak peek from the upcoming Occasions Catalog.  They are in the stamp set called- 'Heart Happiness'.

The words are from the Holiday Catalog set- 'Hug A Mug'.

And the mittens are from the Holiday Catalog set- 'Smitten Mitten'.

stamp sets:  'Hug A Mug', 'Smitten Mitten' & 'Heart Happiness (NEW)
card stock:  Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
ink:  Melon Mambo
other:  Big Shot, Many Mittens Framelits, White Twine, Dimensionals, Glue Dot

How did I make the little circle dot on February 14th (high lighting Valentines Day)?  I used the eraser on then of a new pencil!  It works great! 
Yesterday was a busy day with kids.  And then last night I burnt the midnight oil cutting card stock.  

This morning I'm off again.....will take the twins to school & then spend my day with the 3 little ones.  The 3 bigger boys will be here after school tonight, as they will be riding the bus here.
Then I have a few friends that are coming to make calendars tonight.  Our daughter-in-law Sarah & one of her friends (Brittany) are coming & they are both newbie stampers!  While they are here stamping I'm going to be cutting calendars for my stamp classes I have this coming weekend! 
Gotta run....
I hope you have a very special Thursday!!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Christmas Tags!

With the Christmas season fast approaching I thought I'd share some pretty Christmas Tags!
Aren't they cute!!  I used the 'Merry Little Labels' stamp set & coordinating Everyday Label Punch.  

I used the Merry Music Specialty DSP & the Merry Little Christmas DSP.  

I used an Aqua Painter & Old Olive ink, doing a water color wash onto Thick Whisper White card stock.  

stamp set:  'Merry Little Labels'
card stock:  Old Olive, Thick Whisper White, Basic Black
designer paper:  Merry Music Specialty DSP & Merry Little Christmas DSP
ink:  Archival Basic Black & Old Olive
other:  1/8" Circle Punch, Rhinestones, 7/8" Striped RIbbon, Jute Twine, Holly Berry Builder Punch, Everyday Label Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Banner Triple Punch

Yesterday was a busy day with kids, baby piggies & burning the midnight oil cutting card stock!  

This morning Deke is early to chore & head to the office.  I'm off to take the twins to school & spend my day with the 3 little ones.  Tonight I'll be burning the midnight oil again cutting card stock, for my upcoming calendar classes.

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

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Occasions Catalog- SNEAK PEEK!

Last month in Utah, at our Stampin' Up! On Stage event,  I was honored for being #86 in the Top 100 Global Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.  This award is based on personal sales, recruiting & leadership.  And I very honored to also share that I ranked #32 in the US demonstrators!!  All I can say it that I am very grateful for all of you that stamp with me & let me share my love of stamping with you!!  It is because you stamping with me, that I earned these very special honors.

Stampin' Up! gave each of us a cute carry on suitcase with the Stampin' Up! logo & flowers on it.  It is very cute!!!  And on my suitcase when it came by UPS last week- was this beautiful "Congratulations" card!

Check out the card!!  It is made using my favorite new stamp set in the upcoming Occasions Catalog- called 'Petal Palette'!  There is also some new navy corduroy ribbon on it too!  I just love it all!!!  So stay tuned, as over the next few months I know I'll be using this new stamp set quite often!!  And I'll be sharing more super cool new products/projects too!

Again.......THANK YOU for letting me share my love of stamping with you!!
WOW- we are off & running again, baby piggies & cutting card stock pretty much sums up my day & night!! 

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

Monday, December 4, 2017

RESERVE your Stamparatus TOMORROW- December 5th, 2017!

Did you miss out on reserving a Stamparatus stamp positioning tool on November 16th? If you did, you are not alone..... as the reservation window closed with in minutes due to the popularity of this amazing new stamping tool!!!  Well, I’ve got some great news for you!!!  Since the first Stamparatus reservation window reached its maximum number of reservations so fast, it proved it is a really hot new item!  Stampin’ Up! knows that we are all in LOVE with this new stamping tool and they couldn’t be more thrilled!!  In fact, since the response was so amazing, Stampin’ Up! has decided to make some important adjustments to the reservation process.
Stampin' Up! Stamparatus, Stampin' StudioAs was previously announced, the second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30 starting at 2:00 MT  however, during this reservation period Stampin’ Up! will take as many orders as they receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

Please note the following changes: 
  • Beginning March 19, Stampin’ Up! will ship Stamparatuses in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in our warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the December 5–30 window will ship on March 19 (as was previously announced).
  • In order to accommodate demand, limits have changed as follows: one reservation per customer and one per demonstrator.
  • Because we are not limiting the maximum number of reservations for the second window, we will not offer a third window. This is the last chance for you to reserve a Stamparatus before it becomes available in the 2018-2019 annual catalog.


Go to:  
CLICK HERE to to see how to reserve your Stamparatus starting on Dec. 5th, at 2pm MT through Dec. 30th, 2017!!  Reservations made during this time frame will be begin to ship on March 19, 2018 in the order they were reserved, so reserve early to ensure timely delivery!

'Cheers to the Year'

Each December at all of my monthly classes I have an annual tradition of offering everyone to come make 4x4 calendars with me for the coming year (instead of our usual monthly cards at classes).  I have been doing this for the past 14 years.  Many friends join me & make multiple calendars to give as Christmas gifts!  It is a great gift that has now become an annual tradition for many!!

Here is a sneak peek of my 2018 calendar page for January! 

stamp set:  'Cheers to the Year' & 'Snowflake Sentiments'
card stock:  Whisper White, Marina Mist, Dapper Denim
ink:  Dapper Denim
other:  1 1/2" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Clear Wink of Stella

How did I make the little circle dot on January 1st (high lighting the New Year Day)?  I used the eraser on then of a new pencil!  It works great!  
Yesterday was a great day of stamping with everyone that joined me!!  Lori was our hostess!  She brought some yummy treats!!!  It was wonderful to end our year stamping with many that join me each month.  And we also had some join us that we hadn't seen awhile!  I love getting to stamp, share & visit with everyone.  

Today I'll spend my day with 3 little ones.  Tonight I'll be working on cutting calendars, for more upcoming classes that I have this week/weekend.  

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

Sunday, December 3, 2017

'Wishes All Aglow'

Here are some cute Christmas lights in traditional Christmas colors!  They boys & I made a Count Down to Santa chain on Friday.  this is the stamp set we used.  I thought it turned out so cute, that I had to make a card using these lights too.  (I'll get a picture of the boys chain & share it sometime soon.)
I stamped the whole image in Smoky Slate.  Then on strips of Real Red & Garden Green card stock, using the Archival Basic Black pad, I stamped the lights & fussy cut them out with my paper snips.

stamp set:  'Wishes All Aglow'
card stock:  Real Red, Garden Green & Whisper White
ink:  Smoky Slate, Archival Basic Black, Real Red
other:  Big Shot, Standard Platform, Quilt Top Textured Embossing Folder, Classic Label Punch, Rhinestones, Real Red 1/8" Sold Ribbon, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
I had a busy day yesterday- mostly cutting lots of card stock!!  But we did get to one of Brayden's games yesterday & they won!  He did a great job.  

I've been busy getting ready for today's calendar class with my N. Liberty group!!  I can't wait for everyone to see them!  I'm looking forward to spending our afternoon together stamping!!!

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

Saturday, December 2, 2017

A Hedgehog!

 Check out this cute Hedgehog!  He is made using the stamp set- 'Painted Harvest' in the Holiday Catalog on pg. 49.

My dear demonstrator friend- Christy Kimball, gave this card to me.  I love it!!  I've seen several Hedgehog cards, but this one is adorable!
stamp sets:  'Painted Harvest', 'Happy Birthday Gorgeous', 'Confetti Celebration'
card stock:  Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
ink:  Soft Suede
other:  Old Olive ribbon, Classic Label Punch, Big Shot, Layering Square Framelits, Stitched Square Framelits, Sparkle Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Today is a full day- stamping, basketball games & more stamping!!  As Brayden is in a BB tournament all day today.  And I'm glad that I finally get to go watch him play.  He has been playing BB for the 1 1/2 months, but every game he has, has been in a Sunday & I was gone every one of them for stamp classes. 
I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Saturday!! 
Happy Stamping!!