Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Suite goodbye

Hello Everyone! I seem to be getting downstairs a little later and later, but it's all good I still got a chance to play today. I played along in the sketch challenge again this week over on Splitcoast. This weeks sketch was a fun one.. Very straight forward, so lots of room is left for interpretation. Here is the sketch -

As I said before, there is lots of room for interpretation. Here is my card -

 I decided to use some DSP that will soon be gone forever, Sweet Stitches. The paper along with all the other Super Cute coordinating stamp sets and accessories that are part of the Oh Sew Suite available in the Occasion's mini are only available for purchase thru Apr. 30, 2011.  So if you have been thinking about getting them now is the time. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. Details below-

Heather :)

Stamps - Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper - Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Sweet Stitches DSP, Bashful blue, Wild Wasabi
Ink - Soft Suede
Accessories - Paper Piercer, Coluzzle, Big Shot, Square lattice EF, Build a cupcake Punch, Stars #2 die, Dotted Scallop ribbon border trim punch, bashful blue buttons, twine, Mini library clip, pretty in pink 1/8" taffeta ribbon, Dimensional dots

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Framed CC

Hi Everyone! Sorry for such a late post today. I had a little trouble getting motivated to do ANYTHING today. The weather is rainy and dreary here, so the only real motivation here today was to plant my rear on the couch with a warm cup of something...:)  The sun finally came out and kicked my rear in gear, so I could  get r' done, and finally get downstairs to play today. YEA!!! AND.... It's Tuesday, so that means another color challenge over on Splitcoast too! The colors today were Baja Breeze, Bashful Blue, and Certainly Celery. I really had to put my noodle to work for this one.  Well like it or not, here is my card for today -

Not quite sure why this color combo was difficult for me. I subbed some Pear Pizazz DSP for the Celery. The Frame is from a new set called Four Frames, and is a sneak peek from the new IB&C coming out this July. So What do ya think?? Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Four Frames, Just Believe
Paper - Crumb Cake, Pear Pizazz DSP, Greenhouse Gala DSP
Ink - Crumb Cake, Bashful blue, Certainly celery, Chocolate chip, light blue sharpie to color pearls
Accessories - Scallop trim border punch, paper piercer, Designer label punch, Baja Breeze Seam binding, Bashful blue button, linen thread, Crochet trim, sponge, dimensional dots, Basic Pearls

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Positive Thinking

Hi Everyone! I have been busy creating with some of the new goodies from the Summer mini again! Nothing like getting some new stuff to get a new perspective on things. :)  I thought a little outside the box for this card. I paired it with the sentiment from the set Just Believe. I think the pairing can be an encouragement card. Here is me card -

What do you think?

I started my card by stamping the compass image on a whisper white panel in Chocolate Chip classic ink. I lined up my paper with my Grid paper, and drew grid lines, with my Sahara Sand marker, spacing them 1/2 apart. I colored my compass with Real Red and Marina Mist, and a blender pen. I outlined the compass with my Versamarker. Then drew my hash marks, and stamped the globe randomly in Chocolate Chip. I think it turned out Great! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - The Open Sea, Just Believe
Paper - Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Real red, Whisper White
Ink - Chocolate chip, Marina Mist, Real red, Versamarker
Accessories - Big Shot, Square lattice EF, Ruler, Sahara Sand marker, Early Espresso Marker Blender pen, Mini library clip, Bakers Twine, dimensional dots

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Living Life

Hi all & Happy Wednesday! I have another card for you today using another new set from the upcoming SU Summer mini catalog. This set is called Fabulous Florets. When I spied this set, I have to admit it was the papers that coordinate with it that I swooned over. So if all us crafters think alike, and I know we do, HOW could I possibly JUST get the papers and not the set??? I mean for Pete's sake c'mon! *wink* So for your viewing pleasure, you get to see both in action today -

The card LO is from last weeks Sketch challenge on Splitcoast. Here is the Sketch-

I flipped the sketch, and changed the sizes of the panels to fit my needs. Oh.. there is another new goodie used too, the Flower Garden EF. ( I know, I know... you should see the twist marks on my arms from all the "must have it" pressure! he-he) I stamped the Poppies in versamark on watercolor paper, embossed with black EP, then water colored them with Tangerine Tango. To get the deeper tone on the petals, I used my Cajun Craze marker, and then went over the just colored area with my aqua painter. The Sentiment is from a SU hostess set called Occasional Quotes. 
I am going to send this as a Mother's day card, so this card also fits the SUO challenge card for this week. (Whoop! Whoop!)  Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Fabulous Florets, Occasional Quotes
Paper - Sahara Sand textured, Black, Whisper White, Water color, Beyond the Garden DSP (available 5/1)
Ink - Versamark, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze,Classic Black
Accessories - Big Shot. Flower Garden EF (available 5/1), Black EP, Paper piercing tool, aquapainter, dimensional dots, heat tool

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A CC on the Open Sea

Hi Everyone! I have been away for a little while. I needed to take a little mental break, and let my wheels stop spinning. I was beginning to feel a little overwhelmed with things here at home, and my Mojo went AWOL. Sorry if ya missed me, and I hope you understand. OK...I am back and I do have a card to share with you today. I decided to play along in the color challenge on Splitcoast to get my mojo legs back, and super glad I did too. The colors today were Crumb Cake, Concord crush, and Very Vanilla. Two neutrals, and one bold. Lots of possibilities. :) There is always a dessert option with the challenge, and it was not to use any DSP. Here is my card for today's challenge -

This card is actually a sneak peek also at a new set from the upcoming SU Summer mini catalog. The set is called On the Open Sea. A great masculine set, if I do say so myself. I have very few masculine sets, so when I spied this one, I new it was a must have. :) This is a VERY inky Card! I hope you like it. I will try not to be gone for so long in the future, without giving you a heads up ok... Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. :) Details below -


Stamps - On the Open Sea (available 5/1), Woodgrain, En Francais, Sincere Salutations
Paper - Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, River rock
Ink - Soft Suede, Concord Crush, Crumb Cake
Accessories - Sponge, Distressing tool, Concord Crush poly twill ribbon, Dimensional Dots, Linen Thread

Friday, April 8, 2011

Simply Stated

Hi!, & Happy Friday all! I have another page for you today. Didn't expect that one right? :) Ok, Ok, ... I will take a break for a few days from the pages, and come back with some cards. ( you can't see me crossing my fingers right?)  I got some new goodies from Mr. Brown, so I promise I will share with you! :)

This page was a super quick one. It took about 20 minutes start to finish. I kept the LO super simple, as I didn't want to take away from the picture or the title for that matter. Here is the page -

The circle/geometric image is from the SU hostess set Apple Blossoms. I stamped it in various colors in a row, then took a brand new #2 pencil eraser, inked it up, and stamped inside some of the circles with the same color. The DSP is a retired paper called Spring break from a few years ago. I did a little framing around the inside of the picture, and just around the edge of the page. I added a few staples for detail, and that's it. How can you mess with a kid just being a kid. Simple as that! :) Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Apple Blossoms
Paper - Soft Suede, Spring Break DSP (retired), Whisper White, Daffodil delight, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point
Ink - Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil delight, Soft Suede marker
Accessories - Big Shot, Billboard Alphabet, Simple Alphabet, Timeless type Alphabet, Stapler

Heather :)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

a Summer page

Hi Everyone! I have another scrapbook page to share with you today. I can't tell you enough how GOOD it feels to get some of these pages done. I have been looking at these pictures for such a long time, and always said that I would get to them, and I finally did. I should probably mention too that my darling husband is happy that I am getting to them also, cause now I can stop talking about it.  *wink*  Here is my page -

Of course it is my boys, and they are small, but this is the way I really remember them. Small, Sweet, and Sincere. Now they are just bigger, smelly, bottomless pits, and sincere. (ha!) Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details are below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Create a cupcake, So Much (retired), Eastern Blooms
Paper - Whisper White, So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, Parisan Breeze DSP, School Days DSP
Ink - White craft, Early Espresso, So Saffron, Real Red, tempting turquoise
Accessories - Scallop border punch, Scallop trim border punch, 2 3/8 scallop circle punch, scallop circle punch, 1 3/4, 1, 3/4 circle punches, boho blossom punch, brads, sponge, dimensional dots, Big Shot, Simple alphabet, Square lattice EF, Printer

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

PCS April Sampler

Hi! I have another quick post for you..April is here and that means that another beautiful edition of Paper Crafters Sampler will soon be available for purchase starting April 10th. This months sampler is called Avian Art.

All of the projects are AMAZINGLY wonderful, and even jaw-dropping to say the least! Here is a sneak peek at my project in the April Issue -

Remember in each issue you get full color samples and step by step instructions to all of the amazing projects. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Just click on the link on my side bar, and use PCSHK when subscribing. Thanks! :)


A Fitting Sketch

Happy Wednesday! I am catching up on stuff today, considering we were gone last week. I am still scrappin' away, so stay tuned for some more pages. K? I felt a little deprived from my stamping while I was away, so I decided to play along in the Sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers today. Here is the sketch -

pretty straight forward sketch this week. Not to much to think about, with lots of possibilities. Glad too, considering I am playing catch up, and still wanting to make a little time for me. :) I used some stamps that I think are feeling a little neglected lately on my card, Sew Suite, and Button, Button from the Occasion's mini. You only have until the end of April to purchase these Sets, and Papers too. Here is my sample -

With such a straight forward sketch, you can spend a little more time on the details, like I did here. I paper pierced, and hand cut my buttons too, to give it that extra special touch. :) Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. Details are below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Sew Suite, Button, Button, Chic Boutique
Paper - Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Sweet Stitches DSP, Blushing Bride, Blushing Bride DSP
Ink - Early Espresso, Regal Rose
Accessories - Big Shot, Floral Fusion Sizzlit, 1/2 & 3/4 circle punches, Neutral buttons, Pastel buttons, Linen Thread, Crochet trim, Paper Piercing tool, Mat pack, dimensional dots

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

So Lucky

Hi All! Sorry I have been absent from the blogging world for the last week. The kiddos and I took a short road trip to St. Louis for our Spring Break. I had promised them a long time ago that we would be going on this trip, and then things got really tight for awhile, so we had to put it off. So with a lot sacrificing and penny pinching, we were able to take the trip this year. Were they ever excited too!  They were packed before I could say a thing, and even offered to pack my bags for me. :) So we are back from a short vacation, feeling relaxed and rejuvenated!  Right!!
Of course while the boys were busy playing in the pool, (after long days of visiting BORING historical sites on the trip), I got to catch up on the stack of scrap booking mags that have been collecting dust on my desk. I book marked a few sketches for inspiration, came home to the laundry room, (also known as Downstairs Designs) and was eager to get to scrapping. Here is the first page I completed -

This picture of my boys is one of my faves from when they were small. I have it framed, but not scrapped. I used some Concord Crush and Ice Cream Parlor DSP from this past Sale-a-bration. I didn't think that the pinks were something to worry about for a boy page, considering the pattern is really a geometric, and that they are giving me some daisies from the yard. :) So Sweet and Sincere! I really am Lucky aren't I. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. Details are below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Dot, dot, dot
paper - Crumb Cake, Peach Parfait, Old Olive, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Concord Crush DSP, Ice Cream Parlor DSP and scrapping kit
Ink - Versamark, Concord crush marker
Accessories - Big Shot, Timeless type Alpha, Billboard alpha, paper piercer, scallop circle die, 2 1/2 circle punch, top note die, scallop trim border punch, mini library clip, color spritzer tool