Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Counting down the days

Hello! Are any of you still there?? I want to start out this post with a much needed apology from me to you regarding my extended absence from the blogosphere. My life has been a little hectic lately, and to shed even a little more light, I have not been myself physically for even longer. Things are getting better,  So.....please accept my sincere apology, and I will try my best to get to sharing some more stamping and crafty goodness with you real soon. :)

I DO have a project to share with you today. This month Stampin' Up! put a request in with all of this years Artisan Award winners, to come up with a Holiday project to showcase on the Stampin' Up! Face book page. Of course we all said YES! I decided to make a Countdown Calendar using the 25 & Counting set found in the Holiday mini catalog -

I used one of the Clear Stamp (DVD) storage cases. Here is a pic of the inside -

Using the Petal Card Punch I created little envelopes to store the little tags that I made to change out as the days count down. On the front I did the same. I created an envelope with some window sheet and the Petal card Punch. The Envelopes on the inside of the case are attached with a glue dot, and are stamped with the corresponding stamp so you can easily find the next day, and store nicely for years of use. I have mine propped up on an easel on my desk. I think it turned out Super cute! Don't you!! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. :)

Heather :)

123794: 25 & Counting Set
119685: Cherry Cobbler Card Stock
119686: Early Espresso Card Stock
102584: Garden Green Card Stock
100730: Whisper White Card Stock
124002: Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper
124005: Silver Glimmer Paper
119669: Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Pad
119670: Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad
121030: Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad
109014: Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin’ Pad
120975: Wild Wasabi Stampin’ Write Marker
100076: More Mustard Stampin’ Write Marker
119681: Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker
119680: Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker
109025: Whisper White 1/4” Grosgrain Ribbon
124105: Cherry Cobbler 3/8” Quilted Satin Ribbon
124104: Early Espresso 3/8” Quilted Satin Ribbon
119559: Early Espresso 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon
123125: Cherry Cobbler/White Baker’s Twine
124262: White Baker’s Twine
120992: Cherry Cobbler 1/2” Seam Binding
119744: Regals Designer Buttons
124116: Mini Jingle Bells
119246: Rhinestone Basic Jewels
114323: Window Sheets
104430: Stampin’ Dimensionals
103683: Mini Glue Dots
119105: Clear Mount Stamp Case
116631: Paper Piercing Tool
124094: 1” Square Punch
119273: Petal Card Double Punch
122361: Petite Pennants Builder Punch
122344: Postage Stamp Punch
118402: Scallop Trim Border Punch
113439: Big Shot
115951: Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Sizzlits Die

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Mystery house

Hello Everyone..... Where have I been the last week?? Well I have a good explanation really... I and my youngest have been working very hard on a school book report project called the Mystery house. I absolutely LOVE when teachers send home projects for kids, that are really never going to be completed without some kind of Mom intervention. Let's just say he knew about the book report for a month, and then decided to let me know that there was a "project" that needed to go with the writing assignment last Tuesday. (what's the saying?... Now we know why Lions eat their young??... ) No worries I am kidding..Really! So without further adieu, here is our mystery house -

So do you think he'll get a good mark?? I know I will.. :) Here is a look at the back too -

All said and done, we had a great time together... he had so many great ideas, like the shutters and sponging everything. So know you know where I have been this past week. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Wicked Cool, Dot Dot Dot, wood grain
Paper - Black, Basic Gray, Going Gray, So Saffron, Whisper White, Always Artichoke stock and DSP, Soft suede
Ink - Black, Always Artichoke, white craft
Accessories - Big Shot, Tasteful trim die, petal cone die, Lg. tag punch, Square lattice EF, Simply Scored, punch, Martha Stewart picket fence border punch, brads, 1", 3/4, 1/2" circle punches, sponge, Sm star punch, wire, wooden skewers, key trinket, itty bitty shapes punches, tombo multi glue, sticky strip