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The Stamp Review Crew; Window Shopping and more...

The Stamp Review Crew; Window Shopping

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Welcome to another The Stamp Review Crew Hop!! We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who will be bringing you lots of ideas for one particular stamp set twice a month!! The 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, you can hop along from one blog to the next gathering all kinds of inspiration for one Stampin' Up! stamp set. Please note the blog doesn't officially start until Monday August 21, 2017 so some of the links may not work.

If you are following the hop in order you just arrived from Mickey's BLOG where she showed you all fabulous! We are featuring the Window Shopping Stamp Set (W) item #142920 (C) item #143265 from the Main Stampin' Up! Catalog. It goes with the Window Box Thinlits item #142762.

Another great set created by Stampin' Up!.

Window Shopping

I personally love the greetings in this stamp set! I made a batch of these up for some of my good friends who have really been so great and wonderful to me the past few months. I feel so lucky to have them in my life! I paired this set with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits. I love dragonfly's and thought it worked great on this card.


Time for the close up ;) Love those detailed thinlits and the greeting is just perfect in size and font. Did you all see that 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding? Ooh la, la I am in love with that ribbon!


Inside I just added a strip of Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper across the bottom. Such fabulous paper!

Later in the week I will be sharing a video and more details on this project so be sure to stop back or subscribe to my blog so you don't miss out on anything.

Now you'll want to head on over to Betty's Blog where I know you will love her project!! She always has something amazing to share :)




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Clearance Rack Sale + Family Gifts: Box of Sunshine

Clearance Rack 2017

Stampin' Up! has added new items to the Clearance Rack!! Some awesome deals to be had!! Certain select items are 60% and available ONLY while supplies last!

Visit the Clearance Rack HERE

Rubberredneck Carols of Christmas

Stampin' Up! is offering this bundle early from the Holiday Catalog! Sweet!!

It is called Carols of Christmas. It is awesome!! I got mine last week when my holiday catalog pre-order arrived.

Download the Carols of Christmas Flyer.

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Rubber Redneck Box of Sunshine

Today's share is my box of sunshine. This is another gift we created for our family members and is part of the "Year Gift" we made. If you would like to see more info about this awesome project we created and what I've shared so far click on the little tag on the left side of my blog labeled Year of Gifts or visit HERE. I still plan on sharing everything I made some items used to create these gifts maybe retired. Ironic part when we created this little did we know hubby's grandpa would have a stroke so it was a much needed gift that week to cheer everyone up. For dh and I we were happy that it helped; that was gift enough for us!

Sunshine Sayings

This card I shared for the Stamp Review Crew Hop awhile ago but this was only part of the gift. :)

Rubber Redneck Quick Shots:

  • Create your card base from the Whisper White Thick card stock.
  • Zip a piece of Crushed Curry card stock through the Big Shot with the Sunburst Thinlit Die.
  • Ink the stamp from Sunburst Sayings Stamp Set (unfortunately this stamp set retired before I shared this project) however their is an image in the Inspired Events Stamp Set that you could used to make the dots, or use the Crushed Curry Marker and ruler to make your own dots.
  • Zip a piece of vellum through the Big Shot with the Stiched Shapes Framelits.
  • Ink the stamp from Sunshine Sayings Stamp Set in Versa Mark then Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and stamp onto the Vellum Circle. Pour Clear Embossing Powder over the image and heat set with the heat too.
  • Die cut out a piece of Basic Black card stock by zipping it through the Big Shot with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlit.
  • Finish off the card by added Silver Metallic Thread and Metallic Sequins.

Sunshine Sayings 2

I didn't decorate every package but some of them I did and this was the outside of the box. I used shirt boxes and those worked slick! It happened to be a dreary day when I was creating these so it sure made the day better!

To decorate:

  • I cut some gift packing ribbon and curled with scissors.
  • Die cut out a piece of Crushed Curry card stock using the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits.
  • I die cut out sunshine again in Basic Black card stock using the Big Shot and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.
  • Finished with a Rhinestone.

Box of Sunshine

When I got the year gift idea I knew I wanted to do a box of sunshine in it. I've done these in the past and they have been so much fun to create! Of course each family got some of the same gifts but also different gifts to suit that family likes. Some of the items were just by chance too. Hubby and I both busted out laughing when we found the google eye key change. The little coin purse and hand santizer was a happy accident. I was in the check out lane at one store and glanced over and there they where. lol

I added my stamping touch to it by die cutting out a piece of Crushed Curry card stock with the Sunburst Thinlit Die. Then stamping on it with the Sunburst Sayings Stamp Set. So much fun!!

Did you miss out on this die when it retired this past may? I have good news friends!! Right now the Sunburst Thinlit Die is in the clearance rack at a huge discount!! Awesome Sauce!! Get it before it's gone!! Clearance rack is only while supplies last!

Sunburst die

Supplies Used
Stamps~ Sunshine Sayings, Sunburst Sayings
Ink~ Crushed Curry, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Versamark
Paper~ Whisper White Thick, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Vellum
Acc.~ Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Sunburst Thinlit Die, Metallic Sequins, Sliver Metallic Thread, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

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Quick Family Update + More

Hey peeps!

Last week I was going to post an update and with a snap of a finger the week was gone. My dad is still not better; it's turned into such a nightmare and at this point his arm may not be 100% every again. Since I last posted he's had more surgeries and the incision from the first surgery isn't healed yet. Basically not good peeps, not good at all. We just have to take it day by day but we still have a VERY, VERY long road ahead of us. Still working on everything hubby and I are averaging 15-17 hour work days. We've made some progress on the parents house but that's been a whole other story. lol My doctors also increased my meds and I am struggling with that; they make me so sick. I don't know how that is good for you. lol On top of this I broke my foot!! So it's been pretty wild for hubby and I.


Cabinets installed in the kitchen.

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Apparently we haven't taken a full on picture of the kitchen cabinets since we got the crown molding on them. lol Still have to install black splash.

Then we moved onto the master bathroom.


Started ripping the sheet rock and wallpaper out.


Gutted master bathroom. This took us a 12 hour day because they used glue and so many nails it was insane.


All sheet rocked!


Tile installed. The next day when we went over some of the tile didn't settle right so it had to ripped back up and reset. (roll my eyes)


This is the bathroom vanity hubby and I made for my parents. Turned out pretty cool but wow it was a nightmare to get in. The walls apparently are crooked by 1/2" no less so it wouldn't fit in the front of the opening for the vanity. Dh only measured the opening in the back. Yep he learned his lesson and apparently I can't leave him unsupervised. hahaha Hubby and I had to tear the vanity apart to trim it down after building it for 2 weeks. He was on my list! lol


Master shower done and boy was this thing a nightmare and pain. I won't bore you with the details but I almost went on strike over this shower 4 months working on that stupid thing. lol We just have to finish sealing it up, install the toilet and put the washer/dryer unit back in this room will be done!


Utility room tile installed. Still have to trim out this room but where getting there.


July 4th we got a surprise we had a baby born early. Her poor lungs weren't developed so she was a bottle baby. She had to be feed 3 times a day to start out with.


Few weeks later and she decided she was so done doing the bottle thing. lol Never had that happen before. She's pretty cute and doing good.

That's what's been happening for July and good part of August, besides our regular work.

Customer Update

Sorry I still haven't gotten catalogs out to those that qualified. I am waiting on a couple of things to arrive to make up for being late with them. Cross your fingers next week they go out sometime!

I am also in the process of packaging up all the prizes from my 25 Days of Christmas Giveaway. I will be contacting the people that won prizes over the next few days.

Thanks for the good thoughts, emails, cards, phone calls, prayers and the continued support of my businesses! I do appreciate it a lot!! I feel blessed to have such great friends and customers.




The Stamp Review Crew; This Little Piggy

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Welcome to another The Stamp Review Crew Hop!! We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who will be bringing you lots of ideas for one particular stamp set twice a month!! The 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, you can hop along from one blog to the next gathering all kinds of inspiration for one Stampin' Up! stamp set. Please note the blog doesn't officially start until Monday August 7, 2017 so some of the links may not work.

If you are following the hop in order you just arrived from Holly Stene's BLOG  where she showed you all something fabulous! We are featuring the This Little Piggy Stamp Set (W) item #143919 (C) item #143922 from the Stampin' Up! Catalog. This is such a cute little set!

This Little Piggy

On personal note.Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers for our family. It's been a very long journey and we still have a long journey ahead of us. My dad is still not better thus why no blog posts I just can't keep up. I'll do an update in a few days here. This is the firs card I've made in 2 months. lol Thank you again for calls, texts, emails and all the cards I am greatly touched beyond words!

When I first saw this set I knew it was one I would need to get ASAP. Why?? When I was 3 my parents started raising pigs for many, many years. My brother and I showed them in hog shows, 4-H and several time's went to the MN State Fair with our 4-H pigs. They had pigs for 27 years so it was a pretty big part of my life growing up. Lot of stories, great memories and not so great memories from winning grand champion, finding my awesome husband, loosing a pig named Sweet pea to be found months later, broken hand, loosing part of a finger and some fabulous bacon! My husband and I were dating when my parents still had pigs. Out of all my boyfriends he was the only one that ever would help with chores and cleaning barn. He was a city boy; so he won my dad's approval right off the bat. lol His exact words to me were daughter he's a keeper ya better keep that one. haha

The funny part about the set is I ended up winning it at Onstage so it was meant to be mine! lol They raised a breed called spots so that is what inspired today's card. I colored the pig to look like our spots we raised all those years.


Rubber Redneck Quick Shots:

  • Zip the Smoky Slate card stock through the Big Shot with the Pinewood Planks 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I placed the card stock at a slight angle in the embossing folder to create my look.
  • I inked the kisses from This Little Piggy Stamp Set in Basic Gray and stamped on the Basic Gray card stock to create a pattern look.
  • I added some Pick a Pattern Washi Tape, 1/2 Powder Pink Finely Woven Ribbon (I cut it in half to make it a smaller strip) and some Silver Mini Sequin Trim. Love the new sequin trim!
  • Stamp the pig from This Little Piggy Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto Whisper White card stock. Zip it through the Big Shot with the Stitched Shapes Framelits to die cut it out.
  • I used a Blender Pen and colored in the image with Powder Pink and Basic Gray Ink to achieve the spotted look. The Powder Pink is the perfect color for pigs too! Love this fabulous new in color! On the back of my circle I added some Black Metallic Thread.
  • To finish I added some of Black Rhinestone Jewels (sneak peek from the holiday catalog).


The inside was kept simple. Basic Gray and Whisper White card stock. At the top some more of that awesome Pick a Pattern Washi Tape. Bottom left corner I stamped some more kisses in Powder Pink and Basic Gray.

Supplies Used
Stamps: This Little Piggy
Ink: Powder Pink, Basic Gray, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Basic Gray
Acc.: Big Shot, Stitched Shape Framelits, Pinewood 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Silver Mini Sequin Trim, 1/2 Powder Pink Woven Ribbon, Black Metallic Thread,
Black Rhinestone Jewels, Blender Pen, Pick a Pattern Washi Tape


Now you'll want to head on over to Martha's Blog where I know you will love her project!!








Family Updates + More

Hello peeps,

I hope you and your families are doing good and enjoying the start to summer! A lot has been happening here. May was pretty insane for us thus why no blog posts. I just want to take a moment and say thanks for the prayers and good thoughts it's been quite a journey for us. Jamie's grandpa is now home! Woo hoo! He did get sent to the rehabilitation place thank goodness. He can't be on his own right now not sure if he will ever be able to, but he continues to work hard at physical therapy and doing exercises at home.


Hubby with his grandpa. I think grandpa looks pretty good!

Things haven't been good with my dad. It took 9 weeks before the infection finally has gone away. It involved several surgeries they even had to go in and remove the hardware from the rota-tor cuff surgery. He had to have a wound vac put in to try to pull the infection out. (Boy doesn't that sound appealing? lol) The rota-tor cuff surgery failed too, things let loose inside :( The pocket hole that formed and got infected right now will not heal and close up so this past week the parents meet with another specialist. Dad will have to have surgery to close up the hole then when it finally heals they will go back in and do the rota-tor cuff surgery again. He still has the pic line and continues to be on the antibiotic. We've been in and out of the hospital and he's had some side effects from all the surgeries. Continued prayers and good thoughts are appreciated; it's been pretty scary and just plain crazy. We will continue to be full time farmers for quite some time. lol


Lots of babies born. There so cute when they are little. The other day we spent several hours chasing a bull that got out. He was definitely not so cute! ROFL So far we've only lost 3 calves which is pretty good. We have 1 left to calf and then get a break till August when fall calving starts. Thankfully this year it's gone pretty smooth for us! We've been busy fixing fences, and hauling manure all that lovely fun stuff.

Of course with all of this going on we are still working on the parents house remodel. I CRUMBA I don't think it will ever be done. lol


This is the backside of the kitchen cabinets at my parents house. They look nice in the picture but I assure you they weren't. They were made out of basically paper and pressed board. Modeler home for ya. They had this entire row that went across the center of the kitchen and separated the dinning room.  You can't see it in the picture but the living room and kitchen were an open floor plan.


We ripped them out to open it up and give more room for the dinning table. Then built a partial wall between the kitchen and living room. Of course Gizmo was underfoot all the time. lol Were the fridge is was cabinets too that we ripped out. Then we ripped them out by the stove and sink too.


Our wall we built...yes there were plenty of jokes.


We kiltzed everything and mom painted the kitchen. I love the color she picked it'll look awesome with the cabinets.


Last Friday the cabinets were delivered! They got hickory cabinets. Gorgeous!! We did get them installed but forgot to take a picture. haha We still have to put up trim on the ceiling, install the kick-board and trim on the cabinets, and finish up with the counter top caulking. Then all that will be left is installing the floor but that has to wait till we are done with their bathroom and the mud room. My cousin and I finished up the shower in the bathroom. We have to finish up sheet rocking, paint, build the new bathroom vanity and install it then we can lay the tile. The mud room we just have to sand, paint, pull up the cracked tile and lay the new. We did get mom's pantry done just have to install the door! Progress but slow.

My brother's wedding was mother's day weekend and it was gorgeous! Everything went good! It was exhausting for hubby and I it was 2 1/2 hours away but we had to drive back and forth because of our dogs and the cows since we were calving. We don't have the pictures yet but someone snapped a couple and sent them to me.


My mom's brother and family with all of us.


Us and my cousin's boys. These guys are my peeps! They were so good that day I was very proud of them. Hayden is taller than me know and Hunter is not far behind. lol


Nate is a good friend of my brothers that we consider like another brother with his wife (Jess) and daughter (Lyla). Lyla was the flower girl and she was soo cute!

Then we ended May with my one of my cousin's kids graduating. This was an important one for us!


Taylor was our flower girl in our wedding. Boy has the time flown by! Seems like yesterday when she was born and we were holding her. She is super smart and going to the university of mn for physics she wants to do the science stuff like they do on that show CSI.

Pretty crazy month for us! No wonder why we are exhausted right?


Stampin' Up! Update

Due to all going on I didn't get the catalog's and goodie package done on time. I am still working on them and hope to have them in the mail to all of you that qualified for the package by the end of the week at the latest. I apologize for the delay I just haven't had time with all of the stuff going on and with the days not feeling good it's been hard for me to keep up with my stamping business. Thank you for your continued support I do appreciate it!





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