July 16, 2019

flowers, Friendship

We have had some eventful days. As you know we traveled to Grapevine TX. Had the trailer break again. Kevin and I kept it together ( I guess practice at breaking down helps! πŸ₯΄) and we called a mobile welder and who got us fixed and back on the road. We held our breath the whole way home! We arrived hone yesterday and began the process of emptying the trailer and washing clothes and making stamps again.

Came home to ants all over the house!! I think our house was built on an ant hill!! So we’ve been busy πŸ€ͺ

Stamps Used: F210 Fancy Rectangle; F081 Know that Today; E231 AP’s Trio Sunflowers w Bee;

June 7, 2019

flowers, Friendship, Hello, Thinking of You

Hello! I finally gave in and went to the doctor today. The elephant on my chest is none other than pneumonia. So… glad to be getting treated and to feeling better!

Stamps Used: GG47 Hollyhocks Lg; D320 Just for you;

I might be a little silent next week with Mom’s surgery but will keep you guys posted as soon as possible!

April 30

Coffee, Cutting Dies w/ matching stamp, Friendship

Good Morning! Whew! We have only 3 days between Akron and Milwaukee shows so our noses are to the grind stone.

We hope to get wiper gift card kits on the website next week. This week it is all about Milwaukee!

Stamps Used: G316 Cappuccino Cup Lg; E293 Coffee Beans; D327 Perk Up Day;

Cutting Die Used: CDG326 Cappuccino Cup Cutting Die;

April 17

Cutting Dies w/ matching stamp, Friendship, Get Well Soon, Just a Note, Thinking of You, With Sympathy

Good Evening. I think maroon is my favorite color! I love the richness of it.

We have spent the day getting my class ready for Akron. It’s a big job!

Stamps Used: E084 We Care; GG49 Peony Triangle Vase Lg;

Cutting Die Used: CDGG49 Peony Triangle Vase Lg Cutting Die;

April 16

Cutting Dies w/ matching stamp, flowers, Friendship, Hello

Hello! We have been having trouble with our indexing ink so I gave up making stamps today and decided to make cards instead.

Karissa bought a HUGE stack of paper at JoAnne’s this weekend and I scored some of this background paper. I wish I would have snagged more!

Stamp Used: FF50 1.75” Dots & Circles; D320 Just for You; GG51 Daisy in Triangle Vase Lg;

Cutting Dies: CDGG51 Daisy Triangle Vase Cutting Die;

April 12

Cutting Dies w/ matching stamp, flowers, Friendship

So we have had a return to winter here in Wisconsin πŸ™„πŸ˜³ not really loving it. So Kevin spent the morning plowing while I cleaned the house.

and not just a little winter but a lot of winter!!

We have some new dies to match some of our new flowers! I’m really loving dies – I’m not sure what took me so long to love them. Since Brother mats have been really wonky – I haven’t been using it much and so I’ve been die cutting instead.

Looking forward to a weekend of NO work! πŸ€ͺ

Stamps Used: GG49 Peony Triangle Vase Lg; F125 True Friend;

Cutting Die: CDGG49 Peony Triangle Vase Lg;

and yes !! I did do the cutting dies in mirror reverse! πŸ€”

March 8

flowers, Friendship, Thinking of You

The weekend is here and we are home…what to do with a Saturday when not working?? Haven’t decided yet but looking forward to it.

My indexing ink was misbehaving today so it was a little frustrating; I was so ready to call it a day!! so I decided to make a card for a friend. Love how easy this is to stamp in a MISTI!

Stamps Used: DD81 Tall Daisy Small; EE56 Tall Daisy Large; BB25 KB’s Flying Butterflies; C285 Hello Circle; AA10 Dual Dots; AA15 Mini Dual Dots;

Cutting Dies Used: Triple Circle Peek Dies; DD81 Tall Daisy Small Cutting Die; EE56 Tall Daisy Large Cutting Die;

Feb 20

Aliens, Friendship

wow, we have lots of snow with more coming. We will have our noses to the grind stone today! Lots to do. Starting with unloading trailer so it can go in for service again! πŸ™„ laundry, mnt’s to stuff, classes to get ready, paperwork, taxes, oh and stamps to make. whew! I’m already tired 😜

Stamps Used: A76 Bitty Block; F303 Alien Rocket Ship; E337 Out of this World;

Feb 12

Friendship, Valentine's Day

We are working up to Valentine’s day!! I love the lightbulbs…in all sizes and shapes.

We have been working on the website all day. πŸ™„ Tomorrow I’m going to stamp some of our make n takes for Columbia. I’m looking forward to it.

Stamps Used: C213 Light bulb; A76 Retro Bitty Block; D301 Like you a Watt;

Jan 30

Friendship, Snowman

Good Afternoon! We made it to Georgia and it’s a nice sunny day. A little chilly but nothing like the temperatures back home! Wow, it’s cold and we have piles of snow.

A snowman card in honor of all the snow.

Stamps Used: DD30 Snowman Hat Box; A240 Arrow Snowflake; CS106 Winter Wonderland; D259 Chill of Winter; F210 Fancy Rectangle;

Jan 21

Coffee, Friendship

Good Morning! So we were planning on leaving in the morning for the 4 southern shows but Kevin looked at the weather…and yep, he’s says pack it all up we are leaving today. oh gracious! Had an appointment to get blood pressure checked so off to town I go… was worried it would be high but was perfect! whew! Then further into to town, the dealer was fixing our truck when something went wrong with the lift and damaged the truck so they wanted to fix it while we were gone. Next back home and load! I hope I don’t forget anything. And did I mention it is -4 today ?!? πŸ™„ yes! negative!

I cut this valentines paper wrong for a card so I needed to find something to do with the paper that was cut wrong…hence a cute coffee card!

Stamps Used: C328 Coffee Hug; G316 Cappuccino Cup Lg;

Dec 18

Crazy Z Fold, Friendship, Funky Folds

So I’m rocking and rolling and getting things done around here. πŸ™‚ so much organizing that I forget to blog! Just cleaning up old make n takes and re-organizing things. Heat went out in the studio so we had to get a new heater- lucky we’ve been having beautiful weather in WI!!

Today’s card is one of our Fabulous Friend cards from our class. We will be teaching at all the Heirloom shows, Akron, and possibly Stampaway.

It’s a fun swing fold!

Stamps Used: D279 Sisters Sm; EE25 Dots and Circle; DD82 Butterflies; E142 Friend Thinking; C123 Glad Friends; A232 Pull Here; H95 Friends Words;

Cutting Die Used: Krinkle Butterfly Cutting Die;