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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Using the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit

This is a sneak peek!!  Are you joining me this Saturday for my Spring Fling?  If so, you'll be making this card!  

Here is a pretty card that I used the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits to make it!

The Melon Mambo & Powder Pink flowery designer paper- is from the Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Paper pack in the Occasions Catalog on page 37. 
And check out the inside!  Pretty cool huh!

I will share more details about this card sometime next week, along with the supply list.

I've been a busy bee getting ready for my upcoming Spring Fling.......so stay tuned for lots of cute projects that I'll be sharing in the next couple of weeks.  And if you are joining me on Saturday to stamp- you are going to go home with lots of cool projects!

Gotta run......it is another busy day with kids, races & then burning the midnight oil stamping again!

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

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

'You're Inspired'- Maybe SPRING is here finally!

Here is another SPRING card that everyone joining me for my April monthly classes made.  It is bright & cheery!  And I'm so ready for Spring & flowers- aren't you?

What a big & gorgeous flower stamp set this is!

I think it turned out really pretty!!  And it is especially easy to color with the Stampin' Blends!  They are currently on non-orderable status, but should be available the end of May or the first party of June.  So be sure you add them to your wish list!  They are awesome!!!  And coloring with them has endless possibilites!

stamp sets:
  • 'You're Inspired'- #145805 (w)= $27.00 or #145808 (c)= $19.00- OC pg. 31
  • 'Perennial Birthday'- #145757 (w)= $30.00 or #145760 (c)= $22.00- OC pg. 16
card stock:
  • Crushed Curry- #131199-R (24)= $8.00- pg. 185  4 1/4 x 11; 3 x 4; 1" strip
  • Old Olive- #100702 B (24)= $8.00- pg. 186  3 1/2 x 4 1/2; 2" strip
  • Whisper White- #100730 N (40)= $9.00- pg. 185  4 x 5 1/4; 2 3/4 x 3 3/4
designer paper:
  • Birthday Memories- #144118= $11.00- pg. 189 5 1/4 x 2 1/2"- RETIRING
ink:  Black Memento- 132708= $6.00- pg. 200
Stampin' Blends: Light & Dark Daffodil Delight, Light & Dark Old Olive- available June 1st
other:  Glitter Enamel Dots- #144200= $7.00- pg. 196 RETIRING
Classic Label Punch- #141491= $16.00- pg. 206
Delicate White Doilies- #141701= $3.00- pg. 194- RETIRING
Everyday Label Punch- #144688= $18.00 carry over from Holiday Catalog & will be in Annual Catalog
Wink of Stella- #141897= $8.00- pg. 200
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Yesterday was a busy day with kids.  And the twins had a soccer game.  I then came home & burnt the midnight oil stamping!  And the guys worked in the shop late on the race car. 

This morning I'm up early & headed to Manda's.  Will take the twins to school & spend my day with the 3 little ones.  I'll be burning the midnight oil stamping again tonight!

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

Monday, April 23, 2018

'Flying Home'

What a cute card for Spring!  A mamma & her babies.......just so sweet!  The birds/nest are from the 'Flying Home' stamp set.  

This is one of the cards that everyone stamping with me at my monthly April classes this past week/weekend made. 
stamp sets:
  • 'Flying Home'- #145926 (w)= $25.00 or #145929 (c)= $18.00- OC pg. 41- RETIRING
  • 'Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts'- #145823 (w)= $27.00 or #145826 (c)= $19.00- OC pg. 34- RETIRING
card stock: 
  • Marina Mist- #119682 S (24)= $8.00- pg. 186  4 1/4 x 9 3/4; 3 1/2 x 3 1/4; 2" strip- RETIRING
  • Pear Pizzazz- #131201S (24)= $8.00- pg. 186- 4 x4
  • Shimmery White- #101910 (10)= $8.00- pg. 194 3 1/4 x 2 1/4
  • Whisper White- #100730 N (40)= $9.00- pg. 185 4 x 4
designer paper:  
  • Coffee Break- #144155- $11.00-  pg. 188- 4x1"- RETIRING
ink:  Archival Basic Black #140931= $7.00- pg. 201- RETIRING
other:  Pretty Label Punch- #143715= $18.00- pg. 207
Glitter Enamel Dots- #144200= $7.00- pg. 196 RETIRING
Big Shot- #143263= $110.00- pg. 209
Layering Leaves Embossing Folder- #145704= $9.00- pg. 211
3/8" Pear Pizzaz Shimmery Ribbon- #144153= $7.00- pg. 199
Watercolor Pencils- #141709= $16.00- pg. 201
Blender Pens (set of 3 dual tipped)- 102845= $12.00- pg. 200
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Wow- I had a great day of stamping with so many that joined me yesterday at my 2 stamp classes!  The weather & the company were both perfect!!  And for a change, we had no snow to mess up our plans! Nancy & Mary were awesome hostesses.  And Ruth was right by my side helping me with setting up & cleaning up too!  I am grateful & blessed to be able to share my love of stamping with so many friends!  It was a long day thought-  as I left early yesterday morning, got home about 6:30, made supper & then spent my night placing orders & burning the midnight oil working on stamping stuff!
 
This morning we are up early.  Deke is off to chore & head to the office for his weekly board meeting.  I'm off to unload my jam packed car- full of stamping stuff from yesterdays classes & get it all carried in the house.  I'll then head to town to get the boys, take the twins to school & spend my day with the 3 little ones.  Tonight I'll be burning the midnight oil again stamping!  And I pray I have good mojo.
 
Gotta run.....I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Sunday, April 22, 2018

'Lovely Wishes'

Here is another card that everyone joining me this week/weekend will be making at all of my monthly April classes.

I used the Occasions Catalog set called- 'Lovely Wishes' on page 50.
stamp sets:
  • 'Lovely Wishes'- #145924 (photopolymer only)= $17.00- OC pg. 50- RETIRING
  • 'Teeny Tiny Wishes'- #128748 (w)= $37.00 or #127802= $27.00 (c)- pg. 36- RETIRING
  • 'Burlap'- #143979 (w)= $20.00 or #143982 (c)= $15.00- pg. 165
card stock: 
  • Garden Green- #102584 (R) 24= $8.00- pg. 185 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
  • Crumb Cake- #120953 N (24)= $8.00- pg. 185  4 x 5 1/4"- diagonal cut; 1" strip; 2 3/4" strip
  • Chocolate Chip- #102128 N (24)= $8.00- pg. 185-  4 1/2 x 1 1/2"- RETIRING  
  • Whisper White- #100730 N (40)= $9.00- pg. 185  4 x 5 1/4; 2 3/4" strip
designer paper:  
  • Coffee Break- #144155- $11.00-  pg. 188- 3 3/4 x 2"- RETIRING
ink:  Archival Basic Black #140931= $7.00- pg. 201- RETIRING
Stampin' Write Markers:  Garden Green
Stampin Blend:  Light Cherry Cobbler- available June 1st
other:  Classic Label Punch- #141491= $16.00- pg. 206
Garden Green 3/8" Stitched Ribbon- #144181= $8.00- pg. 198- 4"- RETIRING
Big Shot- #143263= $110.00- pg. 209
Layering Circles Framelits- #141705= $35.00- pg. 214
Stitched Shapes Frameltis (circle)- #145372= $30.00- pg. 214
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Yesterday was a LONG day!  We were up early at 4:30 a.m. to sell hogs.  And then we went to the boys soccer games.  And then I spend the rest of the day stamping & burnt the midnight oil stamping!

I'm off early this morning for my 2 stamp classes that I have today!  Nancy & Mary are my hostesses for today's classes.  I look forward to seeing everyone & stamping with them.

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

Saturday, April 21, 2018

'Southern Serenade'

This is a card that everyone joining this week/weekend to stamp for my monthly April classes will be making!  I think it turned out so pretty!  I forget how much I love coloring & using Watercolor Paper.  I need to use it more often.  It is just wonderful to work with!  And I love how the colors just blend into it!

To make this card I used the pretty 'Southern Serenade' stamp set on page 49 in the Occasions Catalog.  This stamp set is carrying over & it will be available in the NEW Annual Catalog that starts on June 1st.

Check out the neat brick link designer paper that I used.  It is from the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Paper on page 19 in the Occasions Catalog.

How did I do it?
  • I stamped the flowers/stamps onto Watercolor Paper, using the Black Memento Ink pad.
  • I colored the image by squished the lids of the Sweet Sugarplum & Wild Wasbi ink pads, picking the ink up off the lid top & coloring it with an Aqua Painter.  
  • I used my Wink of Stella over the top of the flowers & added a few Pearls too to add some bling!

stamp sets:  'Southern Serenade' & 'A Good Day'
card stock:
  • Sweet Sugarplum-  5 1/2 x 8 1/2"; 2 3/4 x 3 3/4"; 2" strip- RETIRING
  • Berry Burst-  5 x 3 3/4"; 2" strip
  • Watercolor Paper- 2 1/2 x 3 1/2"
  • Whisper White- 4x 5 1/4" for inside of the card
designer paper:  Painted with Love Specialty DSP- RETIRING
ink:  Black Memento, Sweet Sugarplum-RETIRING, Wild Wasbi- RETIRING
other:  Delicate White Doily-RETIRING, 1 3/8" Scalloped Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Berry Burst Crinkled Ribbon- RETIRING, Pearls, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals, Glue Dot
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Yesterday was a busy day with kids.  We then went to Brayden's soccer game last night (& his team won!).  We came home & I burnt the midnight oil stamping!  

This morning we are up early at 4:30 to mark, sort & load hogs.  Later this morning we'll go watch Brody, Drake & Brayden play soccer.  I'll then come home & spend the rest of my day & night stamping!!  I've been creating for my upcoming Spring Fling that is next weekend!!  I have lots to finish up this week!  But I have some neat projects that I'll be sharing later next week! 

I've gotta run.......I hope you have a super Saturday!!
Happy Stamping!
hugs-
SUSIE

Friday, April 20, 2018

'Bird Banter'

OH what a cute little parrot!!  This is one of the cards that everyone stamping with me this week for my monthly April classes is making!  I used the adorable bird stamp set called 'Bird Banter'!

Isn't this a bright & cheery card!

How did I do the parrot?
  • I stamped the leaf/branch onto a strip of Whisper White card stock.  
  • And then I stamped the parrot, so that he was standing on the branch.  
  • I punched the parrot out using the 2" Circle Punch.
  • I stamped his tail onto a scrap piece of card stock & fussy cut it out with my Paper Snips & stuck it onto his with a glue dot. 
NOTE:  I colored the parrot with my Stampin' Blends.  I know that many of my customers already have them.  They are amazing markers & I so love them!  Due to the high demand of them, they are currently not available to purchase.  Some of them will be available the first part of May, some the middle of May & hopefully all of them, PLUS LOTS more new colors will be available in the NEW Annual Catalog on June 1st!  So be sure to add them to your wish list!
I used 2 RETIRING colors here- Soft Sky & Tangerine Tango.  Don't they look great together!

stamp set:  'Bird Banter'-RETIRING
card stock:  
  • Soft Sky-4 1/4 x 11"; 2 3/4" strip- RETIRING
  • Tangerine Tango- 4 x 4"; 5x 2"-RETIRING
  • Whisper White- 4 x 5 1/4"; 2 3/4" strip; 3/4" strip to stamp words onto & snip to desired length
  • Basic Black- 2 1/2" strip
designer paper:  Coffee Break DSP- RETIRING
ink:  Black Memento
Stampin' Blends:  Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Pool Party, Dark Pumpkin Pie, Dark Old Olive
other: Big Shot, Layering Leaves Embossing Folder, Standard Platform, Layering Circles Framelits, Magnetic Platform, Starburst Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Paper Snips, Dimesionals, Glue Dots
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Yesterday was a busy day with the kids.  Last night we went to Brayden's school music program & then ate supper with their family.  The guys (Deke, Nathan, Brayden & Masen) came home to work in the shop & I worked on stamping stuff.

This morning Deke is up early to go to chore & head to a meeting.  I'm up early to stamp awhile before I go to town to get the boys, take the twins to school & spend my day with the 3 little ones.  Tonight I'll be stamping!

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

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Another 'A Mother's Flair'

Here is another cute card using 'A Mother's Flair' stamp set!  I just really like this stamp set & all of it's modern & fun images are all great!

This is actually one of the cards that everyone joining me for my April monthly stamp classes this week will be making! 

It is another clean, simple & cute card!

Check out the Blushing Bride 1/4" Double Stitched ribbon
Notice how I colored the Perfect White Accents with a Black Sharpie Marker!!  

stamp set:  'A Mother's Flair'-RETIRING
card stock:  
  • Pink Pirouette- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"; 2 3/4" strip- RETIRING
  • Basic Black- 3 3/4 x 1 3/4"; 2 1/2" strip
  • Whisper White- 4 x 5 1/4"(for inside of card); 3 1/2 x 2 1/2"; 2 3/4" strip
designer paper:
  • Petal Passion DSP- 4 x 3"-RETIRING
ink:  Archival Basic Black- RETIRING
other:  Blushing Bride 1/4" Double Stitched Ribbon- RETIRING; Perfect White Accents- RETIRING; Big Shot; Magnetic Platform; Layering Circle Framelits; Starburst Punch; 2" Circle Punch; Dimensionals, Tear & Tape
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Yesterday was a busy day with the kids.  Then I burnt the midnight oil working on stamping stuff!

This morning I'm off to pick up the boys & spend my day with the 3 little ones.  Tonight I'll be stamping!  Deke is working on the farm today, but he has a meeting tonight to go to. 

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

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

More 'A Mother's Flair'

Here is a another fun card using the 'A Mother's Flair' stamp set!!  

I love the modern, bold images in this stamp set, along with the fine accents of the different flower images, along with each of them!  Each image is unique & so cute!!  I like them all!  And they all work great when layering with our different sized punches to help make a neat card!  

Click here to see another card I made using the 'A Mother's Flair' with the purse image!
Clean, simple & cute is how I would sum up this card.  Don't you think!  

Those of you that know me, know that I love black & white cards.  So here is a black & white card, with a pop of pink added to it!  

I made several of this card last week & sent them out for happy mail!  

stamp set:  'A Mother's Flair'-RETIRING
card stock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Pink Pirouette-RETIRING
designer paper:  Pick A Pattern- RETIRING
ink:  Archival Basic Black- RETIRING
Stampin' Write Markers:  Wild Wasbi, Pink Pirouette
other:   Starburst Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Dimensionals

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Yesterday was a busy day with the kids.  Susie's Hair Hut was open again & I got Brody & Drake's hair cut too!  Ainslee was here late last night with me & Masen rode in the tractor with Papa, working in the field.  As Sarah had a late meeting & Nathan was working in the shop.  I worked on orders & bookwork for awhile after they went home. 

This morning Deke is up early to chore & head to his office at the courthouse.  I am headed to town to get the boys, take the twins to school & spend my day with the 3 little ones.  The 3 Seeley boys will be here awhile tonight, as Seeley Photography is taking pictures tonight.  If I have time, I'll be stamping some before heading to bed.

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

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

'Stylized Birthday'

This is another one of the cards I created last month for my 'All Occasions' class.  I really like this stamp set.- 'Stylized Birthday'.  I love the font!  And I like that it is an A la carte stamp!  
stamp set:  'Stylized Birthday'-RETIRING
card stock:  Tranquil Tide, Dapper Denim- RETIRING, Whisper White
designer paper:  Eastern Palace Specialty DSP-RETIRING
ink:  Tranquil Tide
other:  1/2" Finely Woven Tranquil Tide Ribbon- RETIRING, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
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Yesterday was a busy day!!  Since the weather was so crappy again- I kept the boys busy with a new playdough set that Trey had just gotten & tracing numbers/letters & shapes on their dry erase books.  Brayden was here after school.  So Susie's Hair Hut was open for business & Brayden & Papa both got short/summer hair cuts!  Hopefully tomorrow I can get a few more done- as the other 4 boys need it too.  I then worked on placing orders & catching up on emails & laundry.
This morning I'm up early to work on placing orders & will then head to town to get the boys & take them to school.  I'll spend my day with the 3 little ones.  I'll work on orders & stamping tonight when everyone has gone home.
I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!!
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE

Monday, April 16, 2018

An On Stage treat!

Here are the little treats that I made for my team that went to On Stage with me.   I put a package of gum inside of them.  

I used my favorite 2017-2019 In Color- Lemon Lime Twist to make them.  
I used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch for the top & the bottom of it.

How did I do it?
  • It is an 8 1/2 x 2" piece of card stock.
  • Score it at 1", 4 & 4 1/2" from one end.
  • Punch both ends using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
  • I used a glue dot to hold one the tab down & adhered it using the Circle words.
  • I tied a 12" piece of ribbon around it (putting it under the tab).
  • DSP- 1 3/4" x 2 3/4"- to put on the front.
stamp set:  'A Good Day'
card stock:  Lemon Lime Twist, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
designer paper:  Eastern Palace Specialt
punches:   1 3/4" Circle, 1 3/8" Scalloped Circle, 1" Circle
ribbon:  1/4" Lemon Lime Twist
other:  dimensional, glue dot

My friend LeeAnn shared with me, a similar treat she had made & put a smaller candy bar in hers.  Thus the pocket wasn't as big as this one, so her measurements were different.  But she was my inspiration for this cute little treat holder!
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Yesterday was a long day.  We woke up to snow again!!!  

I got up early yesterday morning & finished getting everything all packed up & loaded into my car.  As i was headed out to N. Liberty for my monthly class there.  Kathy was our hostess this month!  She had a whole buffet of yummy food!  Even though the weather wasn't the best- we had a good crowd & a great time stamping together!  

I stopped on my way home to pick up a pizza for our supper & Deke was just getting in when I pulled into the driveway!  I answered emails & got caught up on some paper work before calling it a night.

This morning Deke is up early to chore & head to the office for a weekly board meeting.  I'm off to go pick up the boys, take the twins to school & spend my day with the 3 little ones.  The 3 big ones will be here after school.  And I'll place orders & do some stamping tonight when the kids have gone home.

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

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Another 'Waterfront'

Are you tired of this stamp set?  I have used it a lot!  If you want to see all of the other cards I've posted on my blog you can go to the search bar on the right hand side- just scroll down...and type in- Waterfront.

Wow- here is another beautiful 'Waterfront' card!  Check out the simplicity of this card.  But it is still very pretty!
stamp set:  'Waterfront', 'High Tide' (for birds) & 'Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts' (for the words)
card stock:  So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Night of Navy
ink:  Night of Navy, So Saffron
other:  Dimensionals
 
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I've had stamping classes all weekend & on the go!
Yesterday I had a great group of stampers here at our home.
This morning I'm off to N. Liberty for my monthly class there.
I hope you have a SUPER Sunday!!
Happy Stamping!
hugs-
SUSIE

Saturday, April 14, 2018

More 'Waterfront'

Good morning sunshine!  Wow- Check out some of nature's beauty here.  This is another beautiful card using the 'Waterfront' stamp set.  Every time I use this stamp set I'm just amazed at how easy it is to use & how cool the images in this set are.  And I'm in awhhh over the outcome.
Just look at the bright sun, blue sky & rolling hills here.  Neat huh!
This card could be used for many different occasions- don't you think!  

stamp set:  'Waterfront' & 'Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts' (words) & 'High Tide' (birds)
card stock:  Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Whisper White
ink:  Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Black Mementoother:  Dimensionals
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Yesterday was a busy day with my kids.  When they left,  I hurried to finish getting the tables/chairs & projects all out for my stamp class.  I had a great group that joined me to stamp last night & we had a fun time visiting & stamping together.  When everyone was gone I made Deke some supper & went to ride in the tractor with him for a few rounds.  He burnt the midnight oil in the field again.  The weather said it was suppose to rain......but as of right now when I'm typing up this  post at 12:35 a.m- it still hasn't rained here yet.  So who ever knows what the weather is going to do.  I think it is all a guess that is often wrong.

Deke is up early this morning to chore & then he'd going to a equipment sale in Sigourney.  I'm getting everything all picked up, cleaned up & set up for my class I have this morning here.  I'm looking forward to seeing everyone that is joining me!

I'll have the 3 Seeley boys for a couple of hours this morning too.  They then have a soccer game & pictures, so Deke will run them to that.  

This afternoon I'll be cleaning up from this mornings class.  And packing everything up, as I have a class tomorrow in N. Liberty.  I have most of the cutting done.  I just need to do a little more Big Shot things & fold all of the card bases yet.  And I'm praying the weather is good so we can all stamp together!

Tonight we are suppose to go to a Rabgrai supper in Sigourney.  We'll see what the weather is like & how tired we are.  We haven't had much sleep this week & I would actually just like to stay home.  So that is what my vote is going to be for. 

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

Friday, April 13, 2018

'Waterfront'

Well-  yesterday was an amazing SPRING like day- FINALLY!!!  The kids LOVED it & so did I.  We played outside yesterday a couple of different times, for a few hours.  It was wonderful to get out of the house & run off some energy.  They had FUN!  YEAH!!!!!!  

So today's card is my spring sunset card, using the amazing 'Waterfront' stamp set!  How fun, easy & pretty this set is to use.  And the possibilities & results are endless!!
Honestly- this looks like my back road drive to Manda's house.  But I see the sun coming up every morning!  It reminds me of this photo!  I'll have to make a card & share it with that in mind sometime.

This just looks like it is a photo out of a book.  I love it!

stamp sets:  'Waterfront', 'Friendships Sweetest Thoughts' (words on front), 'High Tide' (birds)
card stock: 
  • Old Olive- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
  • Basic Black-  5 1/4 x 4"
  • Whisper White-  5 x 3 3/4" (x2)- for inside & outside of card
inks:  Black Memento, Old Olive, Cajun Crazy, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango
other:  Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals

So this card is my first attempt......I thought I got a little too much sponging in the sky.  So I wasn't going to share it, but decided I'd go ahead & show you anyways.  It is still pretty isn't it!  It is just a little darker in the sky. 
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Yesterday was a busy & good day with all of the kids.  Deke worked in the filed again until after midnight.  And I burnt the midnight oil cutting card stock.

This morning Deke is up early to get chores done & head to the field to get as much done as he can before it rains today.  I'm up early to get some cleaning done before I head out the door to Manda's.  I'll take the twins to school & then spend my day with the 3 little ones.  Tonight when the kids are gone I'll be hurrying to get tables, chairs & projects set up!  As I have stampin' at our home here tonight!!  I have a house full coming & I am looking forward to seeing everyone & stamping!  I have 6 super cute cards created!!  Woo hoo!!

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

Thursday, April 12, 2018

NEW COLOR COLLECTION- available June 1st, 2018!



At our Stampin' Up! On Stage event that I attended in Wisconsin last weekend, we were told about the NEW Color Revamp that will be starting on June 1st, 2018!  Just take a look at ALL of these beautiful colors together!!  Some of the previous colors are retiring.  And some of the previous colors are moving to another color family!  And then some of old retired In Colors are coming back to be a permanent color in our Color Collection!  WOW- lots of new changes!  It is awesome!! 

I know I am SUPER EXCITED about this new Color Revamp!!  I got to pre-order them & my order arrived yesterday!!  They are all just gorgeous together!!  

I am sad that some of my favorite old colors are retiring, just as I'm sure you are too!  But with all of these new choices I'm sure we'll end up having a new favorite color!  

Check out the New In Colors & the In Colors from last year!  WOW!!!  I got my New In Colors yesterday too that I pre-ordered.  And I can't wait to find time to create with all of my new things!!  

Which Color is your favorite out of these?  
Leave me a comment!  
I'd love to know what you are liking!  


Along with the Color Revamp, we are also getting a new style of ink pad!!  
It just pops up to open.  I think you'll love it!!  
 
 So here is a close up look at the 12 new Core Colors added to our collection!  
I have them in the photo at the very top of this post, with all 40 colors.  
But it is easier to see them when they are pulled out individually here. 

'Birthday Wishes for You'

Here is another card that I did as a project for my team & other demonstrator friends to make while we were in Milwaukee last weekend.  

This stamp set only has 2 stamps in it- but it is so cute!  I like the big font size, along with the flagged banners it has in it.
stamp set:  'Birthday Wishes for You'
card stock:  
  • Tranquil Tide- 4 1/4 x 11"; 1/2" strips (to stamp banners on & fussy cut out with Paper Snips)
  • Night of Navy- 2" strip for punch; 4 1/4 x 2 1/4"
  • Very Vanilla- 4 x 5 1/4" (for inside of card); 4 x 2"
designer paper:  True Gentleman DSP- 4 x 2"ink:  Tranquil Tide
other:  Everyday label Punch, Regals Enamel Dots, Tranquil Tide Ribbon, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
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Yesterday was quite the day.  It just seemed that everything I did, didn't go as planned.  Drake was still sick.  So I spent my day with the 2 little ones.  And Brody was here for awhile after school.  I burnt the midnight oil stamping!  And Deke burnt the midnight oil in the field.  Nathan, Sarah & the kids went racing.  Nathan got 4th in his heat & ended up in a wreck & not finishing the main.  Tough luck being his first night on the track in 2018.  Hope he can get it fixed & we all plan to go racing next Wednesday night in Osky for their season opener. 
 
Some good news from yesterday is that my mom's heart cath was clear......so she was home mid afternoon.  So thanks for the prayers!  
 
This morning Deke is headed out to chore & then spend the day in the field.  I'm up early to stamp some.  I'll then go to town to get the boys & take the twins to school.  I'll spend my day with the 3 little ones.  And tonight the 3 big boys will ride the bus here after school.  I'll be burning the midnight oil stamping again when everyone is gone.  
 
I hope you have a great Thursday! 
Happy Stamping!
Hugs-
SUSIE