Tuesday, November 18, 2014

a dazzling 60 years

Hey Everyone! I have been busy, like the rest of you I am sure, getting ready for the upcoming holidays. This past weekend I painted our back hall, and yesterday I made an anniversary frame for my beloved neighbors. They are celebrating 60 years of marriage. Wow! I am just in awe of them every time we share stories over the fence with each other. They both are wonderfully amazing people, and full of life and love for each other. So, as a token of my love for them, I decided to make a frame for them. I made a card a few months back for a couple celebrating their 50th. A fellow demo, Carol Carriveau, made the suggestion to put it in a frame, so that's what I did. Thanks Carol! Here is the frame -



I just changed up the numbers, and used Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper in lieu of the gold foil on the original considering it is their diamond anniversary. :) Here is a close up - 


I really loved making this for them, and I am sure they will love it too! OK, off to get some ingredients for this weekends Boy Scout bake sale! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! 

Heather :)

Stamps - Papaya Collage, Memorable Moments
Ink - Versamark
Paper - Whisper White, Very Vanilla DSP, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper 
Accessories - Big Shot, Paper Trey by the numbers dies, 1 1/4, 1 3/8 circle punches, Basic Rhinestones, Crochet Trim, White Satin Organza ribbon, Gold Embossing powder, heat tool, Dimensional dots, paper piercing tool, Frame

Friday, November 7, 2014

Peace & Joy


Hello Everyone! We made it to the weekend! :) This past week has been productive in the creative dept, and I couldn't happier! Whoop! Here is my latest project - 


I have had this idea tooling around in my head for over a year, and had intended to use the retired Neighborhood Wheel, (one of my all time favorite images from Stampin' Up! by the way,) but how convenient that SU comes out with Holiday Home. Whoop! Perfect for the project wouldn't you say? 
I had so much fun coloring and making all the little details. Here is a close up -



 Yes, it took time, but the time was well worth it,.. I love it! Besides, some quality me time was had too! OK, I am off and running, as always thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!


Heather :)

Stamps - Holiday Home, Good Greetings
Paper - Whisper White, All is Calm DSP, Silver Glimmer
Ink - Black Memento, Old Olive
Accessories - Big Shot, Decorative Dots EF, Silver 1/8 ribbon, Cherry cobbler Bakers Twine, Confetti Stars Punch, 7/8 scallop circle punch, White EP, Versamarker, Blendabilities- Cherry cobbler, Old Olive,Crumb Cake, and Daffodil Delight assortments, Two Way glue, Dimensional Dots, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Clear EP, Nordic Designer Buttons

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Oh Happy Day


Hey Everyone! I mentioned in my post from yesterday, that I needed to sit down and crank out one more Birthday card this week. Well, that is just what I did. Here is my second birthday card this week - 


I used two hostess sets for this card, Nuts about you, and Hello Love. :) Over the last couple of weeks I have had to do some reorganizing in my stamp/laundry room due to some plumbing issues. While I was putting things in their place, I found some retired SU cork sheets. Never opened of course, until yesterday... a little late to the party, but better late than never. :) Who knows, maybe you have some, and can breathe some new life into them too! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! 

Heather 

Stamps - Nuts about You, Hello Love
Paper - Whisper White, Kraft, soft sky
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Hello Honey, Basic Black, lost Lagoon
Accessories - Cork Sheet (retired), In color Sequins, Build a cupcake punch, Dimensional dots, Paper Piercing tool

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A Masculine 50

Hey Everyone! I hope everyone had a great Halloween, and their fill of all the treats too! I know I certainly have. :) I have a quick share this afternoon... I needed to sit down and make a 50th birthday card for a family friend. I wanted to keep the card simple, and stated considering he is a no frills kind of guy, but,.. step it up all the same.. Here is my card - 


I used some retired stuff from my stash/hoard that I found while reorganizing recently. :) I like the outcome, and I am sure the recipient will too. OK, off to make one more card for another friend with a birthday this week! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! :)


Heather 

Stamps - Memorable Moments, Sanded, Family Reunion
Ink - Island Indigo, Basic Gray
Paper - Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Sweet Pea DSP stack, Soft Sky, Basic Gray, Silver Glimmer
Accessories - Big Shot, Star thinlits, Basic Gray candy dots, 1 2/4 scallop circle and circle punches, 1 inch circle punch, paper piercing tool, glue dots, dimensional dots, corner rounder, Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon

Saturday, October 18, 2014

You little furball

 
Hey Everyone! I have a quick share this morning.. The house was quiet last night and I took advantage of it, by listening some good tunes, and getting a little inky too! I broke out a new stamp set to me called You Little Furball, a must have since I have two furballs in this lil'ol' house of mine..:) I wanted to knock out a Halloween card with this set, and here is what I came up with -
 
 
I got super creative with my punches and dies, and used the hostess set Good Greetings again. LOVE! It literally has a sentiment for EVERY occasion.. :) There are only a couple of weeks left to get yours! :) OK, I am off to chores, and hopefully carving a pumpkin or two! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
 
 
Heather :)
 
 
Stamps - You Little Furball, Good Greetings, Hardwood
paper - Whisper White, Soft Sky, Basic Gray, Black, Silver Glimmer, Moonlight DSP stack, Smoky Slate, Tangelo Twist
Ink - Smoky Slate, Tangelo Twist, Basic Black
Accessories - Coluzzle, Paper Piercer, Cupcake builder punch, Lg Star Punch, Confetti Stars Punch, Small oval punch, Cloud template (handmade), sponge, 1/4 circle punch, dimensional dots, two way glue
 
 
 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Thanks Pumpkin(s)

 
Hello Everyone! The sun is finally out here in the midwest. We can at long last get some pictures of all the beautiful trees turning, and see everyones pumpkins on their porches. :) Inspiring to say the least.. I was inspired to play a little more with the Good Greetings hostess set, and pair it with the sweet Fall Fest set from the holiday catalog. Here is my card -
 

 
 
I stamped my pumpkins in Crushed Curry, then sponged on Tangelo Twist for some depth, and used my chocolate chip marker to add the little vines too. Definitely a busy card, but I think it all works together. :) Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

 
 
 
Heather :)
 
 
Stamps - Good Greetings, Fall Fest
Paper - Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Whisper White, Tangelo Twist, Champagne glimmer, Trim the Tree DSP, Garden Green
Ink - Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip
Accessories - Paper piercing tool, Big Shot, Fun Fall thinlits, Autumn wooden elements, Linen thread, lg oval punch, Dimensional dots, post it note for masking, sponge

Monday, October 13, 2014

Truly Grateful (undefined)

 
Hello Everyone! I actually had to sit down and stamp this past weekend.. :) My oldest son will be making his Conformation in a couple weeks, so I needed to get out his invites for the family. Looking through my stamps I realize, I have nothing appropriate for a conformation card/invite. No dove, cross, or anything remotely close to what I needed. So.., what else do I do besides go into full blown panic mode,... I break out my Undefined stamp carving kit, and make my own.. Whoop!! Here is my card and handy-work -
 
 
I kept the images REAL simple considering this was the first time I ever did this, and I love the outcome. I used a sentiment from the set Truly Grateful and think it fit just fine too! OK, I am off to get these in the mail and one their way. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! :)
 
 
 
Heather :)
 
 
Stamps - Cross, Bread, Chalice,  hand carved with Undefined stamp carving kit, Truly Grateful
Paper - Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss
Ink - Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Baked Brown Sugar, Black
Accessories - Natural Trim, Dimensional dots