Friday, July 31, 2009

These are some more cards made by my downline.
Sarah made these 2 beautiful Christmas cards. They are also on her blog.

The next 2 cards were made by Jamie. She used the new punch on this card along with the Saleabration stamp set.
On this card she divided the Top Note into thirds. Very Clever!!
These 2 cards were made by Cheryl at her very first workshop!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Punchcard 102 Class

These are some of the punches that Sarah did for our Punchcard 102 class that we had last Saturday. This is a little Penguin Corner Bookmark. Below is a little Ballerina card.
We are going to be offering another Punch Card Class on Saturday, August 15th at 10:00. There will again be 8 cards that you can make or you can buy the Kit. The Kit and the class include a picture and the instructions.

This will be our final class. This card is Chirp that Sarah was inspired by Heather Summer's class. Everyone that took these classes seem to enjoy them. These punch cards just put a smile on your face while you are making them. So much fun!!!! Enjoy your day!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Jamie's Card

Jamie shared this card today at our Downline Meeting that her Aunt had made! This is a very simple card but so clever!
Note how it opens in the middle with just a brad holding it together. Very cute! Thank you, Jamie for sharing!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Blog Tours

Yesterday we had a great day at our Punch Art Class. I guess the guests talked us into another Punch class which will be on August 15th. So many cute cards!!! Today, Monday and Tuesday you can view on the online Blog Tours. You can start anywhere but there are 4 different ones but they all lead you back to the Queen. You can start on Sarah's blog and continue on. You can get on Sarah's blog by clicking on my right hand side bar on Stetler Arts. There are many, many prizes given away for non demonstrators plus a Big Shot! Yes, a free drawing for a Big Shot!!! Have a cool day as I think it is going to be hot here.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Elegant Bouquet

I was making some samples for our Die Swap and took some pictures of some different colors of card stock using the new Elegant Bouquet impressions pad. These are very easy to use on the Big Shot. You just put your card stock in between the plastic sleeves of the Elegant Bouquet and sandwich in between the plates and pad of the Big Shot and run it through! Awesome backgrounds on a card! Have a great day! I am off for a walk and then to my Punch Card Class at 10! Love those punches!!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Farming & Gardening

This is a picture of one of the hayfields we are cutting. It had been hailed out earlier this summer but has come back and is making great feed for this winter.
This is a picture of my husband windrowing in the hayfield!

I have a little garden in my backyard and it is doing fabulous! These are some potato, tomato and pumpkin plants. The potato plants are way above my waist and the tomatoes are just starting to set on. I hope we get them before the grasshoppers find them as they are starting to move in.

This is a little Cherry tree we planted a few years ago. It is just starting to produce some fruit. It is so wonderful to be green towards the end of July and have such beautiful plants and hay crop! We are enjoying the beautiful outdoors this summer.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Flower Fold Die

Good morning everyone on this beautiful sunny day! I used the Folded Flower Die Cut with the Big Shot on this Scrapbook Page. The flower was made with the new In Color Crushed Curry card stock, Soft Suede 12 x12 card stock, and Soft Suede DSP. I also used the Big Shot to make my letters. You have to love the Big Shot!!!!Have a great day!!!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Last Celebration Card

This is the last group of Celebration cards and they are such beautiful cards made by Sarah. I just love the Baja Breeze DSP and the chocolate and Baja went together so well!
This is a pot of flowers with the Lace Punch and lots of brads. This is the Basket from the Big Shot made into a flower pot! A very clever idea! Thank you Sarah for the cool cards! I am off for a walk as just finished chores (cleaning horse pens) and then I hope to get my Punch class finished today. I spent many hours in my stamp room yesterday getting ready for classes so I have to get some house cleaning done today! Have a great day!!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

More Celebration Cards

Here are some more beautiful Celebration Cards I received. The top card was made by Donna. Look at that beautiful ribbon!
This Celebration card was made by Ellen which entails a lot of work also! They are both so lovely!!!! Thanks bunches!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

More Celebration Cards

This is the inside of a card made by Nancy! Awesome card with lots of work and detail.
The outside of the card is also just as beautiful! Note all the details and all of the little "extras" on the card!

This lovely card was made by Shirrise! I just love this pheasant because it is our South Dakota state bird. Note the marker technique that she made on the bird and the background goes so well with the stamping! Fantastic, Shirrise!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Cards in the Mail

Here are some beautiful home-made cards I have received in the mail this last week! Wow! What talent! This card was made by Julie! I always keep my homemade cards in a special spot!
Here is another card made by Kristina. I am so lucky to have such great friends and neighbors! Such a thoughtful and talented person!!!!

This lovely flower card was made by Wendy from Alaska. I always talk about my friend Wendy from Alaska. She was here this last week and brought me some beautiful flowers, her friendship, and a card. Wow! Her girls have grown so much! I just love it when she comes here as we actually get to relax and share ideas. Well, sort of relax as I always have so much company! Be watching for more cards this week!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Christmas In July

This is one of the Christmas Cards we will be making in our Christmas in July Class on Thursday, July 23rd. It will be at the Box Elder Senior Center or you may order a kit. The class is $20 for 12 cards (6 designs and 2 of each design). If you would like to attend or order a class online just email me at I used the Jolliest Time of the Year Stamp Set, Whisper White and Old Olive card stock, Old Olive Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, 2 Way Glue Pen, Circle Cutter and Glass, Lace Punch, and Big Shot with Background Plate. It was a fun and easy card to make. Have a great day!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Elephant Punch Card

Here is another card that we will be making at our Punch 102 Class next Saturday. I used the new DSP Tall Tales and then used So Saffron for the other half of the background. The elephant is made from Old Olive. I sponged the So Saffron cs with Chocolate Chip ink. The seniment is added on the side with Happy Birthday. I also used So Saffron ribbon and then added an Old Olive Brad to hold it together. The original idea was cased from Heather Summers but I just changed the DSP and colors. We will be making this card in our Punch Card class on July 25th. If you would like to join us in person or by mail email me at Thanks a bunch and have a great day!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Frog Punch Card

Here is another Sneak Peek at the card we will be making in our Punch Card 102 class. If you would like to join us you may email me with your registration by Thursday, July 23rd or you may also have us make a Kit for you online. The cost of the Kit is $18.00 plus shipping which will include the pictures, materials and instructions. We will be making 8 cards in this class on Saturday, July 25th at 10:00 at the Box Elder Senior Center. Come and join us for a fun time!!!

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Time of Celebration

This was a weekend of many celebrations. On Saturday it was my birthday! Spent the day mowing the lawn and then my dear husband took me out for a steak! On Sunday was our 40th Anniversary that we celebrated.
Bud's sister and husband took us out to the Outback and then we came home to a household of neighbors that came over for Banana Splits. My girls always think of the most wonderful and thoughtful ways to celebrate.
We are just visiting and relaxing for an evening!
Irene, Trudy and Karen are enjoying their visit!

What a great and relaxing evening and to spend time with such great people.