Sunday, December 28, 2008


I am so glad Christmas celebrations are finally done!!! Here is a picture we got today from the gathering we had at my house. First one is Dan's family. The 2nd one is all my nieces and nephews along with my 3. The last one is my new niece!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!!

Wow it's been forever since I posted on here. I have been very busy baking as we give away a lot of cookies over the holiday season. Still have 1 more tin to deliver then will be finished!! Here is an average tin that I give out. You can't see all the cookies but there are lots in there!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Got my stamps from Cami's company They are super cute!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I got my Top Note die for my Big Shot and had to try this card. I saw this done so many times with the skaters that I had to do it!!

Stamps: Winter Post, Lovely as a Tree, Snow Flurries (retired)
Cardstock: Baroque Burgandy, Forest Foliage, Whisper White
Ink: Black
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds glitter, top not big shot die, watercolor crayons, aqua painters

Monday, November 17, 2008

Christmas Stamp-n-Stack

I found this card in the Splitcoaststampers gallery and just had to do it. I changed a couple of things though and like it this way. This shows the new Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware that I love the finish on. I ran out of Riding Hood Red so some will be using Real Red as I don't have time to purchase another pack. I will soon though as it is my favorite color lately!
Stamps: To You and Yours, snowflake from Punch pals
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss, Holiday Treasures Designer paper
Ink: Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Accessories: Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware frame, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, glue

Friday, November 14, 2008

IT'S HERE!!!!!

The new stamp company that is!!!
My good friend Cambria Turnbow has created a stamp company and I can't be more excited for her!! Go read about how she came about doing this on her blog!! You can check out the company here I can't wait to get my stamp sets so that I can play with them!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A new stamp company!!!

I am so excited that this stamp company is happening. You will know why on Friday!!!! I haven't received my stamps that I "pre ordered" yet but can't wait to get them to stamp up some cool stuff!! I have 4 of their sets coming!!!

You will be able to order these starting on Friday!!! They come on Crafty Cling Rubber, so the image is rubber, but it clings to an acrylic block! They also carry Crafty Clear sets! I'm so excited about this..

There's more! Our Craft Lounge is having their Premier on Friday! That's right, you can get all the adorable sets on Friday, November 14th!! AND... this weekend only (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 14th, 15th, and 16th, ) with each stamp set you purchase, you will get a ticket included with your order! Oh Yah, they are pink to boot baby... sorry (side tracked again by pink pretty things) Save those tickets! The following weekend, OCL will start drawing winners. You just never know when a new ticket number will show up on their site. YOU COULD WIN!!

Check out these blogs to preview some sets!!!


Monday, November 10, 2008

I am so excited!!!

For one of my good friends Lana Lepinski!! She has exciting news on her blog! Check it out and look at all they eye candy she has posted on there too!!! She is one mighty talented stamper!!

Another Christmas SAS card

Here is one of the other Stamp-n-Stack cards.

Stamps: Winter Post

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Ski Slope Designer paper, Kraft, Old Olive

Ink: Basic Brown, Vanilla Craft

Technique: Cracked Glass

Christmas Stamp-n-Stack

I finally got around to designing cards for my SAS on the 22nd and 23rd. I still have 1 more to design but have time... Here is one of them

Stamps: Season of Joy
Cardstock: Glorious Green, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Encore silver
Accessories: Real Red striped grosgrain, Cuttlebug snowflake folder

Saturday, November 1, 2008


I just love these stamps that my good friend Heather Nichols (pinefeather) designed for Papertrey. You can buy them here.

Stamps: Papertrey's Rustic Snowflakes
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, More Mustard
Ink: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard
Accessories: Stickles bought at Starlitstudio

Friday, October 31, 2008

I was putzing around with this Christmas set I just got. I used some of the old SAS packages up that I had laying around here.
Stamps: To You and Yours
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Real Red, Glorious Green, White
Ink: Night of Navy, White craft pad, Real Red
Accessories: stickles (glitter glue),

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

It has been forever since I stamped!!! I had to make up a Sympathy card, for my neighbor, and love this layout so did it again. I changed the colors though and used up some of my papers!!

Stamps: Embrace Life, Retired Sympathy saying
Paper: So Saffron, Parisian Summer Designer paper

Accessories: Antique Brass Jumbo eyelet, Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon

Monday, September 29, 2008

Quick baby card!

I so needed some baby stamps so placed an order for some on my last Stampin Up order!!

Stamps: Bundled in Love
Cardstock: Kraft, Pretty In Pink, Barely Banana, retired SU designer paper
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Lovely Lilac, So Saffron, YoYo Yellow
Accessories: SU Button, hemp twine, rhinestone's for eyes, Aqua Painters

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Birthday cards

I am so far behind so stamped up 6 of these right away this morning. They will be in today's mail for sure. Still behind but this helps a bit.

Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Happy Birthday line from Big Bold Birthday
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Bravo Burgandy, Parisian Summer Designer paper
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Bravo Burgandy, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: 1 1/2" Cindy ribbon found here

I inked up the Upsy Daisy stamp with Pink Pirouette and then used my daubers to catch the edges with Bravo Burgandy then daubed Chocolate Chip on the stems as best I could.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Upsy Daisy

This stamp set is made for this technique I think.

Stamps: Upsy Daisy

Cardstock: Pacific Blue, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Summer Sun

Ink: Pacific Point, Summer Sun

Accessories: Clear embossing powder, Riding Hood Red satin ribbon, Silver Styled brads, Nestabilities, Large oval punch, sponges

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Eastern Blooms

I just got my 1st new catalog order yesterday and had to "ink them up".

Stamps: Eastern Blooms

Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White

Ink: Riding Hood Red, Summer Sun, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black

Friday, September 5, 2008

Sorry I have been missing in action lately. I just had no time to stamp.

We came home from our vacation to lots of laundry and dirty looking water. Well the water heater was acting up and so was our pressure tank (took off the pipe and it was broken so that is the leak and it was almost corroded shut so that would be why the pressure tank went out), so last week we replaced them only to STILL have dirty water. So Wednesday we opened up the well (we have a 30ft. hand dug well) and see that the water was running back into the well. So after a few calls we got a hold of someone to come dig up our water line. Dan was pulling up the well pump to "get ready" for the guy to come dig and found out that the well pump was shot!! So after running to town replacing that and then waiting for the guy to come dig the hole we finally get the hole dug and lucky for us it was right by the well opening. We replaced the pipe (it had 3 holes rusted in it) with PVC so it will not rust again!! lol At least it better not go to heck on us now as we have a lot of money in the system now.. So now the water is getting better and I have LOTS of laundry to catch up on.

So Monday my new catalog order comes so hoping to be caught up, and clean up a space to stamp again!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A new place to shop!!

My awesome friend Cindy (StarLitStudio) has opened up her new store online!!! She has awesome stuff and you should go check her out!! She has LOTS of the Tim Holtz line if you are in love with him, I mean his products. lol

Check out her link to the left of here in favorite places I shop

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Day 7 in Alaska

This was our final day in Anchorage. Dan and I loved it here and wouldn't be to hard to convince us to live there!!! We stopped at the Wildlife Conservation Center and saw a lot of animals there. Then drove to Wittier and boarded a cruise boat to explore Prince Williams Sound. That was an awesome tour and I got on videotape glacier calving, which is where a part of it breaks off and hits the water with an amazing sound!! We had a nice onboard lunch of salmon and Prime rib. After that we headed up Mount Alyeska to ride the Aerial Tramway which was a bit frightening hanging there by a cable up the mountain but the scenery was incredible!!

Day 6 in Alaska

Today was a slower day than the rest of them. We headed to Anchorage and stopped at the Oomingmak Cooperative, trust me you don't NEED to stop there!! Then headed to the hotel for the rest of the day was ours to explore. Dan and I and 2 other couples rented a mini van and drove to Seward to see what was down there. It was a beautiful drive.

Here is a picture of salmon spawning. It was in a creek just off the highway. They are just huge salmon. There were red ones too.

Day 5 in Alaska

Today we went to Palmer to visit the Havermeister's Dairy Farm and the creamery where they ship their milk to.

Then we went to this restraunt, can't remember the name but it was "gourmet" food which really meant YOU GOT NOTHING TO EAT FOR LOTS OF MONEY!! It was good salad and turkey pot pie, just not enough to "fill" a lot of the people on the trip. lol Here is a picture of our salad. They focused on presentation mostly, as you weren't even allowed to sit down until THEY were ready for you to sit.

After that we headed to the Musk Ox farm which was very interesting. Their Qiviut (fine under-wool of the musk ox) is very soft and 8 times warmer than wool.

The final stop for the day was at Pyra's Pioneer Peak farm where they grow vegetables for people to pick and pay for. Their vegetables are very big in Alaska too!!

I am trying to post pictures just that they won't load..

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Day 5 of Alaska!!

Wow another awesome day. We toured one of the few (only 5 in the state) dairy farms working yet today, and then went to the creamery where they send their milk. We visited 2 Musk Ox farms and they were so cool. They make the softest (and most expensive) sweaters, hats and scarves out of their "fur" that it is incredible. They had a sweater in the 2nd one for only a mere $780 lol We had the Alaska Ag agent riding with us today so he gave us an awesome tour. Now we are in the hotel room and going to order pizza in the room with a few other couples.

Look at these berries at the veggie/fruit farm we went to also. They grow these in a greenhouse setting and looked delish!!! This was a huge farm that people come and pick their own stuff and then just pay for what they pick. They brought us yellow raspberries, strawberries and of course snow peas, broccoli, and radishes for a snack after the tour!!

and finally look at this view out our balcony to our room!!! It is just incredible isn't it???

Day 4 in Alaska

Here is how we took the dogs out. This was just a rush!! They then put on a nice dinner. We had pork tenderloin made on the grill and put in a sandwich, awesome coleslaw, pickles, and cheesecake with a strawberry in whipped cream for dessert... YUUUUUUUUUUMY

We had so much fun today. We did a lot of riding in the bus but was fun this afternoon especially. We "rode" behind some sled dogs in a Gator ATV. What a rush!!!
Here are 3 of the 5 new little 5 day old "sled dogs" They were super cute

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Day 3 in Alaska

We saw Mt. McKinley today. It was an awesome day. I have tons of pictures of it too :) He said it is about the first day in a few weeks you got a good view of it!!!

Here it is w/o us in it... lol I just think it is so beautiful!!!

OK.. Monday we had a very long day too. We took this riverboat for a cruise down the river. It was a good cruise down the river and relaxing. I managed to find a neat scrapbook in their giftshop so will have some scrappin to do when I get home!

We are in Alaska!!!!

Our afternoon on Sunday was long but we made it. Here is a picture out of the airplane window almost to Alaska. Was a good flight but Northwest airlines doesn't give out anything for snacks except soda and water. It was 5 1/2 hour flight too

Monday, August 4, 2008

My friend Suze made this for a swap we did. I haven't got the card yet but my 4-H kids wanted to do this as one of their Holiday cards to stamp so I let them. They loved it and so do I!!

Stamps: Deer Friends
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Kraft, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point, Whisper WhiteBella Rose Designer paper
Ink: Basic Black, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Button, Ribbon, orange and red markers, scalloped border punch, paper piercer, circle punches

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

OK.. this is another new Stampin' Up set coming in the new catalog. It is called Dreams Du Jour and it is a set of 4 stamps. I love coloring images so this one is great. I just did a simple card with the new cuttlebug folder border that I just got from e'paperie . I just love their store!!
Stamps: Dreams Du Jour
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, White
Ink: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, More Mustard
Accessories: Cuttlebug border folder, Aqua Painter

Monday, July 28, 2008

Well I have been MIA lately as this last weekend was our yearly "outing". We went to Hutchinson Minnesota for the Orange Spectacular show on Saturday. That is a show, which for me is a bit boring, but of all Orange Allis Chalmers tractors. We stayed there until almost the end then headed to our hotel in Hutchinson for the night. Here is a picture of my oldest 2 showing off their new hats we bought!

Then Sunday we went to the Minnesota zoo. We spent the day there and headed home. Now to get things lined up to leave for Alaska on August 10th!! Here is a picture of their aquarium. It was hard to get pictures of certain fish. We just missed the guy that was in there cleaning up a few things.

They also had an area that had lots of different butterflies in. It was hard to get a picture but we did manage a few for the fair. This is one of them. I thought the blue color was just awesome but this one was always opening and closing it's wings so hard to get a good picture! It was a great weekend though and the kids had fun too.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Want some Blog Candy???

My very good friend, Lana, whom I adore has some blog candy up for grabs!!! Check out the cool things she has been stamping too :)

Sock Monkey

This is another new set coming in the new Stampin Up Catalog next month. The background papers are also in the next catalog too.

Stamps: Sock Monkey
Cardstock: Red Riding Hood, Summer Sun, Whisper White, Bella Rose Designer paper
Ink: Basic Brown, Real Red, Close to Cocoa, YoYo Yellow, Barely Banana
Accessories: Silver Styled Hodgepodge Hardware, Old Olive Twill tape

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Playing with my new stuff yet. This one was fun, and all new paper on this one too!! I just love the new Kiwi Kiss Cardstock!

Stamps: Heard from the Heart, Deer Friends (Hostess set)
Cardstock: Red Riding Hood, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Bella Rose Designer paper
Ink: Red Riding Hood, Kiwi Kiss, Close to Cocoa, Basic Black
Accessories: New scalloped edge punch, circle scalloped Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch

Friday, July 18, 2008

I got my Lizzie Ann Design stamp set I ordered today and tried the burned Batik with it. I am VERY impatient and didn't really let the paper dry to well but I think it turned out ok??
Cardstock: SU Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Versamark pad
Accessories: Celery Twill, New SU button, Clear embossing powder

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

I got my new stamps sets. This one will be a new Hostess set. I used the new Pink Pirouette and Pacific Point Cardstocks.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

another quick card with that layout and design. These stamps are perfect for this kind of card and the Nestabilities are awesome of course!!

Monday, July 7, 2008

I haven't picked up a stamp in so long it felt good to finally stamp SOMETHING!!! We have been working in the fields with our 1st crop hay (done now) and then we had to put up the oats and peas in the silo too (done now too) The only problem is now we need to start on 2nd crop hay to be done by the 26th as we are headed to Hutchinson Minnesota for the Orange Spetacular (a bunch of Orange Allis Chalmers tractors) Actually the guys are headed there and us gals are going shopping!! We are going with another couple that farm with all Allis tractors too. For this gathering you have to book your hotel WAY ahead of time so we have one right down from the site this year as last year we almost didn't get a hotel room...

This is what is in the pockets! I made this card so that it opens just like a regular card so nobody tries to "tear" the pockets in it. The bird is popped out a bit with double glue dots! Just ignore the "dirty" look to the card photos... My scanner really needs a good cleaning

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I took these pictures on Saturday, being the first day of summer, as I have some later blooming lilacs. They are so great smelling as we planted them right outside our windows...
Can't you just smell them?? lol

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Saw this idea somewhere I just don't remember where!! These are for my 2 oldest as they are having their birthday parties in a couple of weeks!!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

I just got this set and I love it. Need to play with it more just need time to do it!! The background is sponged in Soft Sky but you can't see it to well.
Stamps: Pretty Peony, All Holidays
Cardstock: Wild Wassabi, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Cameo Coral, Wild Wassabi, Soft Sky

Thursday, June 12, 2008

I made up 10 of these and put them in a Papertrey clear card box, then will tie it with a ribbon. I think they make great thank you's
Stamps: SU Floral Background, Sincere Salutations
Paper: Very Vanilla, Regal Rose
Ink: Rose Red
Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Thought I shared this with you all but must not have. This is the 3rd one of these stationary boxes I made. I just love making these, they are fun!!

Had this retired, Friends and Flowers Simply Scrappin kit from Stampin Up laying around so thought I would use it. I have since put in the blue flowered paper in the pen so that it matches the rest of the stuff!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Made this hoping to sell some of these at my moms garage sale next weekend. I am taking the stationary boxes that I have posted here, there too :) I love my papertrey label stamps and the tins I used the SU rub-ons. They are super fun to use!! I still need to work on some card box sets yet as I ordered the clear boxes to put them in from Papertrey too :) I still need to put a ribbon around and add a tag!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

I totally cased this from stampinjewelsd on SCS here. I put the stamp envelope upside down as someone pointed out that the stamps would always be falling out when closed!! Not much stamping as I used Summer Days Simply Scrappin Kit from Stampin Up!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Ok.. didn't feel like stamping so did up one of these Stationary boxes that my friend Bevie Pearl showed me. They are fun but they are work! The only stamping I did was putting the Thank You on the cards and 3x3 cards too.

Here is where I got the pattern. She has an awesome blog too!!

Here it is open. There are 4 easy cards, 4 3x3 cards 4 gift tags, the address book, made with ruled tablet paper, is taped in there along with the little pocket envelope to put the stamps in. I also added the Designer paper to the pen to make it all match!

Here is everything in it. Ignore the cups! lol