Saturday, August 27, 2011

Enjoying the adventure

Hi Everyone! I want to sincerely apologize for my extended absence from the blogging world. I have had a REALLY busy couple of weeks...You know wrapping up the Summer before the kiddos headed back to school, and taking care of some other things that really needed to get done around the ol' homestead, including going thru and thoroughly cleaning my stamping space. Maybe I'll take a few pics of my "dungeon" and share. :)
OK, onto some fun stuff! It has come down to the last few days to order from the Summer mini catalog. Yeah...remember that one! Well here is a card that might help you remember -

It uses the set Travel Log, found in the Summer mini. I really like this set, I guess that's the reason I waited until the very last to use it. I found inspiration for this card in a publication, and just recreated it using SU products, and added a few more fun details. This is the last week to purchase this set, so you had better hurry before it is gone for good. :) Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! :) Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Travel Log, Fabulous Phrases
Paper - Whisper White, Basic Gray, Lucky Limeade, Domestic Goddess DSP, Poppy Parade
Ink - Going Gray, Marina mist, Lucky Limeade, Poppy parade, white craft
Accessories - White EP, Word window punch, 3/8", 1/2" 1 3/8" circle punches, corner rounder punch, Poppy Parade twill ribbon, dimensional dots, mini paper clip

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Olivia's Rocker

Hello! We are on the last day of the

 If this is your first time visiting, be sure to go back and look at all my posts from the past 10 days or so to take a peek at my projects, and be sure to check out the links at the bottom of the posts to all the other Artisan awards winners projects.

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I will be sharing some of Olivia's favorite things here at home. One of her favorite things to do, is join me in my stamp room, and keep me company. She even has her own little rocker to sit in -

I spied this little rocker at a thrift store, and knew it would be perfect for my Bear. I spray painted it white, and made a cushion for the seat using the Sweet stitches Designer Fabric, and added Tangerine Tango Pom-Pom trim finish the look. I am going to have to keep my eyes open for another to replace the one I submitted. I know I will!

Sometimes Olivia like any other girl, feels like she needs to change things up a little for the sake of fashion. So she changes her dress and her ribbon in her hair -

The second dress is also made with the Springtime Designer Fabric. I added a little bit of crochet trim down the center of the jumper, and added a few Razzleberry buttons for detail. Here is the outside of the Suitcase that I keep her change of clothes in -

I didn't think to take a picture of it closed before I sent it off to SU. But it's all good! I got the idea for her to have a Suitcase, considering she would be traveling to SLC. :) The Suitcase was made without a template. I basically folded her outfit and measured it, then created the box around it.  The Suitcase is really just a gussied up pizza box. I cut a piece of Crumb cake card stock, ran it thru my Big Shot using the Square Lattice EF, distressing it a little with Soft Suede ink, and applied it to the front of the Case. I made some straps out of Textured Soft Suede card stock, applied those with sticky strip, and added some brads for detail. The handle is a medium sized oval punched from Crumb Cake, with slits made at the ends to slide another strip of Soft Suede stock  through to create a handle.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing all of my entries, and visiting all the other Award winners projects too. I konw I did! :)
We are once again off to check out Cheryl Lefore and her lovely project she is showcasing today.

Here is the list of the other AA winners blogs in case you missed out

Heather Klump (you are here)

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Heather :)
Accessories - Build a Bear, Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric, Sweet Stitches Designer Fabric, Sweet Stitches Fabric Brads,
Tangerine Tango Pompom Trim, Brights Buttons Collection,
Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Sewing Machine, Small Chair, Crumb Cake Card Stock, Brads, Sticky Strip, Circle punch, Big Shot, Square Lattice EF, Sponge, Med Oval punch, Scoring blade

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Meet Olivia

Hi Again! We are coming up on our final days of the -

I hope you decide to stay with us! There really is alot more to share!

So if you are here from Heidi Kings blog, you are in the right place.

As if you didn't notice, I held off showing you my 3D projects until now. There is a logical reason for it, really cause', they all go together. :)  Please meet Olivia -

She is my Build a Bear, dressed to go on a play date in her new Springtime Vintage Jumper that her Mom made for her. Isn't she the Cutest!! Let me show you another picture of her workin' the camera -

I need to share a little story as to how I picked her name. As you may know I live with all boys. 4 to be exact. Olivia is my little girl. She is precious, and soft and has a giving heart. A perfect teddy bear.  You also know that my last name is Klump. That would mean that her initials are O.K. If something happens and someone needs a hug, she makes it all "OK".

As I mentioned above her Jumper is made using the Springtime Vintage Designer Fabic.  I found a doll clothes pattern for a jumper and made some adjustments to fit a bear. The pockets of the jumper are made with the Sweet Stitches Designer Fabric. I added some of the Tangerine Tango Pom-pom trim to the edge of the pockets for a fun detail, and used the Fabric Brads of the same design on the jumper shoulders. She also has a little seam binding bow pinned to one ear.
That is my 3D for today, and tomorrow I will show you all of the things that Olivia uses here at home.

Be sure to check out Cheryl Lefore's blog for the next project on the hop!

Or you can visit any one of the AA winners blogs by clicking on their name below

Heather Klump (you are here)

Heather :)

Details -

- Build a Bear, Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric,
Sweet Stitches Designer Fabric, Sweet Stitches Fabric Brads,
Tangerine Tango Pompom Trim, Brights Buttons Collection,
Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Sewing Machine

Pink Stitched Stockings

Hi Everyone! I have had some time to myself, so I thought what not a better time than to play with some new goodies from my favorite man in brown! Nothing like some new goodies and tools to make me stamp happy! I got my preorder of products from the upcoming Holiday mini catalog. There are SO many CUTE and must have's in this upcoming catalog! I haven't been this excited about a mini catalog in a LONG time! Ok. Let me give you a little sneaky peek at some of the fun stuff available starting Sept. 1st -

Aren't those little stockings CUTE! I made them using a punch that is in the new mini!  I ran a piece of Vanilla card stock thru the big shot using my Square lattice embossing folder. Added the stocking details with a new coordinating stamp set called Stitched Stockings, Oh and those mini Jingle Bells! . HEAVEN!!! My sentiment is from a set called Grateful greetings, and can be found in the main catalog! I actually think this card could be used for a holiday card, or even a new baby, when made in these colors. What do you think? Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! :) Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Stiched Stockings (avail. 9/1), Greatful Greetings, Pennant Parade
Paper - Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzaz DSP
Ink - Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede
Accessories -Stocking Builder Punch (avail. 9/1) Mini Jingle Bells (avail. 9/1), Pretty in Pink 1/8 tafeta ribbon, Big Shot, square lattice EF, 3/8", 1/2", and 3/4" circle punches, bitty buttons, Paper Piercing tool, Rhinestone, Crochet trim, Linen Thread, Sponge, Glue dots, Dimensional Dots

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Apples of my eye

Hi all! I have a quick post for you today on the -

We are still going full steam! You should be dropping in from Heidi Kings blog. I have to say that she truly is a tough act to follow! :)

Today I have my last scrap page to share with you. I really enjoyed making this page. It brought back the memories of that early fall day in September. Everyone was in good mood, and the weather was great! It really couldn't have gotten any better.

 I think this page is a pretty good representation of that day. :)

Next stop on the hop is Cheryl Lefore.  

If want to hop around a bit, here is the list of the AA recipients -

Heather Klump (you are here)

See you tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Heather :)
Details -
Stamps - Wood Grain, Create a Cupcake

- Soft Suede, Old Olive, Whisper White, Real Red, Crumb Cake, School Days DSP,
- Real Red, Crumb cake
- Big Shot, Timeless Type junior Alphabet, Billboard Alphabet Sizzlet, Bleach,
Sponge, ¾ circle punch, ½ circle punch, 1 ¼ Circle Punch, 2 3/8 scallop circle punch. Scallop
Circle punch, create a cupcake punch, Square lattice embossing folder, Dimensional Dots, paper
Piercing tool, metallic brad, Brights Button Collection, Linen Thread, Mini Glue dots, scoring blade

Monday, August 8, 2011

Just My type (Day 7)

Hi Again! We are officially on day 7 of the -

Can you believe it? So many projects have been shared, and still a few days to go. Whoop! Who needs sleep! (pshaw!!) :)

I am just on my way back here from Heidi King's blog. I love her style. I really think that is something that stands out about all the AA winners this year. We all have a different style. So as I mentioned before, for those that are going to enter this next year,  GO FOR IT! I don't think that there is a certain formula or style of cards that Stampin' Up! is looking for. So give it your best!

I have a card entry to share with you today. This card was actually one that I created to share with my club girls. I really didn't use this set much while it was active, and I can't really figure out why? It was one of those must haves for me. Probably because it was about Puns. Totally up my Alley! OK.. onto the card -

I stamped my image and sentiment separate from each other. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the sentiment vertically on a scrap, then cut a slit in the top of my typewriter image and inserted the sentiment to make it look like to was coming from in between the rollers. I cut out my cork sheet out using the scallop rectangle clearlit. I punched a few hearts out, used a scrap of Newsprint DSP, added 1 3/4" dry embossed black circle then tied it all together with some Poppy parade poly twill ribbon.
A really quick and straight forward card.

Next stop is Cheryl Lefore.

And a list of all the 2011 AA winners

Heather Klump (you are here)
Heather Summers

See you all tomorrow when I begin to share my 3D projects with you! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Heather :)

Details -

- Puns From the Past
- Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Poppy Parade,
Newsprint DSP
- Basic Black
- Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing folder,
Cork Sheet, Scallop rectangle clearlit, Heart to Heart XL punch,
Poppy Parade Poly Ribbon, white string, mini glue dots,
Dimensional Dots

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Definition of Happy

Welcome to day 6 of the AA hop everyone!

If you are coming here from Heidi King's blog, you are in the right place! Today I have another Scrap page to share -

If you have ever been here before, you would know that, these are my boys. No matter how much they can be "boys", I can not even imagine one day with out them in my life, or remember what my life was like with out them. They truly make me happy! Hence the title of the page.
I have used this layout before, and really like it for a single picture. It lends itself to easy and clean.
The papers I used are the retired School days DSP. Bright and cheery, and went well with picture.
The journaling was created with my MDS. For my title I used two different alphabets, Timeless type Junior alphabet, and the billboard alphabet. The other embellishments are pretty much interchangeable with what picture you decide to use. :)

On to our next stop Cheryl Lefore. I do hope you are having fun seeing all the wonderful creations here and along the way. Feel free to pop in for a visit at all the other AA blog hop stops too! These ladies wouldn't mind at all

Heather Klump (you are here)

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Heather :)

Details -
Paper - Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, So Saffron, Pear Pizazz, Tempting Turquoise
School Days DSP
Accessories - Scallop trim border punch, 2/12", 1 3/4", 1 3/8", circle punches, Heart to heart punch, Big shot, Timeless type junior alphabet, billboard alphabet, Sewing machine, scallop border punch, MDS, marker, ruler, dimensional dots, corner rounder punch

Saturday, August 6, 2011

The card to match

Hello! Are you still there? I know you are....who could not enjoy all the awe inspiring projects on the

you have to admit, you are saying to yourself, I can do that! And you're right! You can! I would encourage any demonstrator to enter. It is a real challenge to push yourself out of your comfort zone and do your best. I personally set a goal that I would give it my all this year, and I accomplished that goal! (Patsy if your out there I'm talking to you!) What a great feeling! :)

OK, back to the hop. So if you are here you should have already checked out Heidi Kings project for today. No? That's ok, just click on her link in the list at the bottom of my post to hop anywhere you like to see the other AA winners projects. :)

Today I am sharing the card that matches my sisters Scrap page -

As I said before, I really loved making that scrap page, and I wasn't ready to put the papers away yet. I looked around at the pieces left over from the pages, and there was enough to make a wedding card too! I kept the elements of the scrap page the card the same, as well as the layout. In my own humble opinion, I think this is one of the prettiest cards I have ever made. I just love how elegant it is, and how it all came together. :) (OK, some one needs to tell me to put a sock in it! HA!)

Be sure to check out Cheryl Lefore's blog to continue on the hop. And if you have time for a leisurely stroll down the AA trail, here are all the ladies that would love a visit along the way. ;)

Heather Klump (you are here)

Have a great day everyone, and thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Heather :)

Details -
Stamps - Fabulous Phrases, Sew Suite

- Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Very Vanilla Textured,
Love Note DSP
- Classic Black, Basic Gray
- Big Shot, Top Note Die, Bigz L Fun Flowers Die,
Boho blossom punch, small heart punch
Paper Snips, Crochet Trim, Black Satin Ribbon, Basic Pearls,
Two Way glue, Dazzling Diamonds, Vanilla Buttons,
Basic Black Marker, Paper piercing tool, Mat Pack, Glue Dots,
Dimensional Dots

Friday, August 5, 2011

Still Partyin' Hearty

Hi Again Everyone! We are into day 4 of the -

Did ya ever think you would get a post from me everyday? I sure didn't think so! So maybe this hopping is a good thing?
I do hope you are all enjoying seeing all the winning projects up close. So much work goes into the projects. I lot of dedication to the craft I tell ya! Well done Ladies! :)

Have you checked out Heidi Kings Creations yet today? If not you can catch her on the way around the hop. Today I have another card to share -

I have to admit, you may have seen this card on here before. I simply changed up the colors a little on this one. I love this little punch art owl. Is it a sitting in a nest? Or is it sitting on a branch with ruffled feathers?
You decide? I made my branch using an SU shipping box. I peeled off the top layer of paper to expose the corrugated center. Then cut a branch freehand in the shape I needed. The Polka dot leaves were made using my med. oval punch. I punched out one then reinserted the punched piece back into the punch to form the leaf. I did the same thing to make my Owl, I just kept the larger piece. Isn't he Cute?
I really like this little guy, and hope to recreate him sometime soon. :)

Our next stop on the hop is -

and a list off all the other ladies on the hop -

Heather Klump (you are here)
Heather Summers

See you all tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Heather :)

Details -

- Party Hearty
- Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Peach Parfait, Early Espresso,
Pear Pizazz In Color Hostess pack DSP, Crumb Cake
- Soft Suede
- XL oval Punch, Create a cupcake punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon
Border punch, Ity bity Shapes punch pack, crop-a-dile, Peach parfait poly Ribbon
SU shipping box, mini glue dots, Dimensional dots, Paper snips

Thursday, August 4, 2011

On your Special Day

Hi Again Everyone! We are officially on Day 3 of the -

This blog hop has really got me excited! Honest! I love seeing all the projects up close, and how the creator wants us to see it. It is really a lot different than standing behind a rope at the display board and leaning WAY over to catch the detail and stuff! :)

As in the previous days, you should be landing here from Heidi King's blog. So if not, be sure to check out her amazing (that should have been in all caps really!) AMAZING entries!

Today I am sharing a scrap page with you. I Loved making this page SO much I actually made 2, and a card to match!

This is a photograph of my sister on her wedding day. She was Stunning! That day was truly perfect for her and her Hubby Tim. It was SO perfect, that I actually ran out and got my own hubby named Tim and got married exactly one month later! Well, it didn't happen quite like that, but we ARE both married to guys named Tim. What were the odds of that?! 
I had mentioned to her around Christmas that I would be entering the AA contest, and that I wanted to use a picture of her to let her know that I would need her to sign a release. I finished the page about a month later, showed her, and needless to say did not leave with it. So this is actually a duplicate page. I had to get more Love Letter DSP to complete it. :)
There are lots of details on this page. Too many to count really. But I do want to show you one that may be new to some -

I used our basic pearls for the flower centers, but colored them with a black Sharpie before attaching them. Cool huh? Yup, you can have different colored pearls. If you have a rainbow of Sharpie markers, you can have pearls in every color. Just let them dry, and you are good to go! :)

OK, I am off to check out Cheryl Lefore and get even more inspired! Here are all the other Uber talented ladies on this hop, if you feel like hopping around for your own viewing pleasure -

Heather Klump (you are here)

See you at the next stop! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Heather :)

Stamps - Fabulous Phrases, Occasional Quotes, Winter Post, En Francais
Paper - Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Very Vanilla Textured, Love Note DSP
- Classic Black, Basic Gray, Versamark, Cherry Cobbler

- Big Shot, Top Note Die, Bigz L Fun Flowers Die,
Boho blossom punch, Ity Bity Shapes punch pack, Scallop Trim border punch,
Paper Snips, Crochet Trim, Black Satin Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Black Sharpie marker,
Two Way glue, Dazzling Diamonds, Vanilla Buttons, Distressing tool
Basic Black Marker, Paper piercing tool, Mat Pack, Glue Dots,
Dimensional Dots

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

You're a Superstar

Hi Everyone and welcome to day 2 of the -

I hope you were able to visit all the stops on the hop yesterday and oogle all of those amazing projects. I know I did! :) If you are here, you would have already checked out Heidi King's project for day 2. If not, that's OK too! I will list all the lovely ladies on this AA hop at the end of this post! :)

I have another one of my card entries for you today. The contest rules required us to make 5 cards, so I have a lot of those to show. :) Here goes -

I ALWAYS have trouble making boy cards. Considering I live with 4 boys, you would think it would come second nature. Nope! So when I sat down to make a few tween boy birthday cards, I came up with this. It is really a very versatile card! It could be given for a birthday, good grades, graduation, etc. So needless to say I have about a dozen of these stashed away for those special men in my life. (honestly, I should just recycle the front and re gift it to the next, for as closely as they look at the outside of the card! HA!) That's my story and I'm stickin' with it! :)

OK, off to check out what Cheryl Lefore has to share with us today. I was so blown away by her attention to detail on the swap she shared with us all at our AA dinner in SLC! A-mazing!

Here is a list of all the girls on the AA hop

Heather Klump (you are here)

Enjoy! and See you tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Heather :)

Details -
Stamps - Extreme Guitar
Paper - Whisper White, School Days DSP, Crumb Cake, Real red, Tangerine tango, Tempting Turquoise
Ink - Real Red
Accessories - Big Shot, Billboard Alphabet, Lg. Star Punch, Hemp Twine, White Signo Gel Pen, Pinking heart border punch, sm. Corner rounder, Paper Piercing tool, Early Espresso marker, Dimensional Dots


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Welcome to the Hop!

Hi Everyone! I want to welcome all of you to the 2011 Artisan Award Winners Blog Hop! I still can't believe that I actually won this coveted award, let alone be part of a blog hop of this creative magnitude! SQUEE!!!!! It has been an exciting ride so far, and I can't even imagine what the rest of the year will bring! (Insert happy dance here!!) :)

  For the next two weeks or so, all the winners of this years Award will be sharing all of their winning and wonderful drool worthy projects with you and me! I KNOW!! I am SO excited to see them up close and hear a little bit about what inspired them to make some of those beauties! So are you ready?

 There are ten wonderful recipients of this award each year, so that means there are ten equally wonderful blog stops along this hop. You should be arriving here from Heidi Kings blog. Her projects are truly breathtaking! Here I am going to start you off with one of my card entries -

I created my banners using a now retired set called Party Hearty. The clouds behind the banners were made using the Create a Cupcake punch.  I ran a strip of Whisper White card stock thru my Big Shot, using the Perfect polka dot EF, and then punched them out. My multi-colored scallops at the base of my card are 1 3/8" circles cut in half and stamped with Dot, Dot, Dot. This was the first card I created to send in, so I saw it fitting that it should be the first creation I shared on the hop. :)

Now we are on our way over to see Cheryl LeFore and her stunning creations! :) If you decide that you want to hop around a little, here is a list of all the Award recipients this year. Just click on their name to visit them whenever you like.

Connie Collins
Sandra Farrell
Heidi King
Heather Klump (you are here)
Cheryl LeFore
Laura Mellinger
Jennifer Picard
Heather Stevens
Summer Stone
Heather Summers

Hope you continue to join us the rest of the hop. Remember there are 10 winners, so that means 100  amazing projects to share!  Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Heather :)

Stamps - Party Hearty, Fabulous Phrases, Dot, Dot, Dot
Paper - Crumb Cale, Baja Breeze, Whisper White,So Saffron, Regal Rose, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizazz
Ink - Versamark, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Regal rose, So Saffron, Crumb cake marker
Accessories - Big Shot, Perfect Polka dot EF, Linen thread, Brads, Paper piercing tool, glue dots, Create a Cupcake Punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Crochet Trim, Blushing Bride Poly twill ribbon, dimensional dots

Monday, August 1, 2011

Hello Cuckoo

Hi Everyone! I have another card to share with you that I made when I was up to the wee hours of the morning last week. I REALLY like this set Easy Events. When I saw the set in the new Catty, I added it to my wish list on the spot. Imagine how excited I was to see it in my convention bag! So with out any more delay, here is my card -

I kept it really simple. I colored my image with my SU markers and a versamarker.(Some of the markers are retired colors, but I live by the rule use em' if ya got em'! :) I applied some Crystal Effects to the clock face for some added dimension, then cut it out. I stamped the sentiment on a scrap, cut it out in the shape of a text bubble, and attached it with a dimensional dot. The little white circles below the text bubble, were made with the hole punches on my cropadile. I added some simple score lines to some Whisper white using my Paper cutter, added a bow of Pretty in pink satin ribbon, and Viola! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Easy Events
Paper - Early Espresso, Crumb cake, Whisper White, Just add Cake DSP
Ink - Black, Markers - Creamy Carmel, Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette, Barely Banana, Blushing Bride, Regal Rose
Accessories - Scoring blade, Paper cutter, Pretty in pink satin ribbon, Crystal Effects, Dimensional dots, Paper Snips