Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Madison County Fair

This past weekend, Madison County Fair was held in Winterset, Iowa and three of my granddaughters participated. Sierra, who is 5 won 1st place in her age division for her bottle calf. She handled her calf so well for a 5 year old.SierraCalf032v1


Lindee, who is 9, also won 1st place for her age division for her bottle calf.

Lanee, who is 12, showed sheep. She placed 2nd in her division. It was a super hot day on Saturday with temps near 100 degrees and high humidity but these gals braved it extremely well.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Stair Step Card

Good Evening Everyone from hot and humid Iowa with no rain in sight. At 8:00 PM my thermometer reads 99 degrees.

I made this Stair Step card for my sister's 70th Birthday. The colors are so pretty together and the foil paper is just stunning. I found the directions here. On the second picture I posted the dimensions for the little card that sits on the third stair. Hope it's much cooler where you live.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Colorful Seasons Bundle

Did I ever have fun making this card. For the sponged background, I actually used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks. I love the blending of these. Then I took a spray bottle of water to mist over the top and that is how I got the sprinkled look. I used sandpaper on the bottom to give it a beach look.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Gift Box Card Class

Hi Stampers,

I will be teaching a Gift Box card class on Tuesday, July 18th from 6-8PM. We will be making 3 of these adorable gift box cards for $12. As usual, bring your adhesives and score tape. Please RSVP by Friday, July 14th so I can prepare the cardstock.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Birthday Memories Suite

Hi Stampers,

I was out in Laramie, Wyoming visiting my brother and his family for about 5 days helping them get their home ready to sell. So I got behind with my blogging for a bit. We just celebrated my granddaughter's 5th Birthday. It's actually on the 12th but  we had her party yesterday. She wanted a parade..oh my gosh, how cute! What will they think of next? I'm showing a few pictures and also of the card I made for her. I LOVE this Birthday Memories Suite. It is so fun to work with and the paper is ADORABLE!! This is great for kids of all ages. For this card, I stepped out of the box and changed the dimensions somewhat. The base I did in real red and it measures 8" x 7.5". I scored it at 3.75". For the whisper white background, I sponged it with Tim Holtz Oxide distress ink in Broken China and Peeled Paint. I used the framelits to cut out the little fox and then just fussy cut the cute little bear and raccoon. 

 Sierra and her little sister, Augusta.

Having fun trying to break open the pinata.

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Life is a Garden

I'm loving this new Lemon Lime Twist card stock and look at the beautiful daises. This daisy punch has been on back order for quite some time and is now back in stock for a while. I punched the daisies and put one on top of the other and glued them and then adhered the embellishment on top. I take a bone folder before I place them on top of one another to give them a little life! I used about 12 daisies for this arrangement. I hot glued the flowers onto a dowel and just used some filler to stick them in. I purchased the mug at Michael's.

My three sisters and I are hosting the Rushmore Stampin! Roundup in my home state of South Dakota and here is the info:

Ever wanted to see Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, Sylvan and Pactola Lake, and Spearfish Canyon, and all the other beautiful sights in the Black Hills of South Dakota? Join us for the First Annual Rushmore Stampin! Roundup October 13-14, 2017. It will be 2 days of learning new stamping ideas and hands on playing with new Stampin’Up! product. Prizes, prizes, prizes and lots of free stuff.
The cost of this 2 day event is $75 and includes Bingo on Friday night. We will play 8 games of Bingo and one Black out. All attendees will receive a swag bag full of goodies on Friday night. On Saturday we will have several demonstrations and lots of make and takes. And did we mention Prize Patrol?  We will have extra classes on Friday morning and afternoon which will be in addition to the $75. We’ll have over 20 display tables of card and projects so don’t forget your camera. Care to swap? Bring card fronts or 3D projects for swapping. *Stampin’Up! current products only, please.
This event will be held at the Comfort Suites in Rapid City, South Dakota with easy access along I-90 with lots of restaurants. We have Double Queen suites reserved for a special price of $76.49 plus tax and breakfast is included. Rooms can be for 1 to 4 people and will be held until September 13, 2017. Ask for the Rushmore Stampin Roundup Special.

Optional Classes are as Follows: (You can sign up for 1 or all 4 classes.)

Fun Country Crates!
9:00 am-10:30 am 
Rhonda Egle
Class 1

Enjoy a rustic flair to your crafting and design ideas?  Join me for this class where we will be using the Wood Words Stamp Set and Wood Crate Framelit.  We will create (3) projects with this bundle and I will give you examples of just how versatile this set can be!  I will also show you options in using designer paper verses creating your own backgrounds with our amazing background stamps!  The cost of this class is $15.00 and you will receive a whole roll of Tear and Tape Adhesive, a chalk marker and embellishments if you join me for this class.  Hope to see you at the table!
Cost of Class: $15

Impressions of Tarnished Foil Technique Class
10:45 am-12:15 pm
Peg Ireland
Class 2

Come and join me for a unique card making class with layers of heat. We will be making 3 beautiful cards with this technique using foil paper, 3 different embossing folders and embossing powder. Watch as each layer changes! You will receive gold & copper embossing powder, silver foil and a new embossing folder from the 2017-18 Idea Book for joining me in this class.
Cost of Class: $24

Ribbon of Courage Class
1:30 pm-3:00 pm
Sandy Cox
Class 3

In this class we will be making a HOPE foldout project. This is a beautiful project featuring the new Ribbon of Courage stamp set and the Large Letters Framelit Dies. There are over 100 different types of cancer plus many other causes or diseases which use the symbol of hope.  With this class you will be getting all the material to make the foldout project plus a cancer chart, a package of Note Cards & envelopes, some Delicate White Doilies, a strip of Foam Adhesive, a Wink of Stella Glitter Brush and card stock to make the project. This bundle will get lots of use and I will show you several projects to use with the stamp set and matching framelit. Cost of Class: $25

This Little Piggy
3:15 pm-4:45 pm
Sherry Cox
Class 4

Have you heard the saying, “When Pigs Fly?” In this class, you will get to actually experience one! Join me as I teach you how to watercolor with the Watercolor pencils and blender pens. In this class we will be making 3 adorable pig cards using the watercolor method. You will receive all the materials to make the 3 cards, a set of Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens. Cost of Class: $28
***Please bring your adhesives, snail, glue, dimensionals, bone folder and scissors to class.

Deadline for registering for this event is August 1st, 2017. To hold your spot before this event sells out please send check or cash to:
Peggy Ireland
 22650 151st Avenue  
Box Elder, South Dakota 57719 
*Due to preparation for the classes and demonstrations for this event, there will be NO REFUNDS! No walk-ins accepted. Open to all demonstrators, customers and friends.

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Tentative Schedule
Friday, October 13, 2017
Doors open at 8:30 am

Classes are as follow:
9:00 am-10:30 am- Class
10:45 am-12:15 pm- Class
12:15 pm-1:15 pm- Lunch
1:30 pm- 3:00 pm- Class
3:15 pm-4:45pm- Class

5:30 pm- Doors open for Bingo and Registration for those that haven't picked up their bags on Friday morning.
6:30- Bingo

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Doors open at 8:30

9:00 am- 4:00pm- Demos and Make and Takes

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