Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Thinking of you

Is anybody else out there feeling the dog days of Winter yet? I am sure it goes without saying that we ALL are... Last weeks warm up around here had us thinking that Spring was on the way,  but that does not seem to be the case. Back to snow, shoveling, and scarves. A little disappointing to say the least. So I decided to bring Spring to me. :) More on that in a minute.
Today I decided to play along in the Splitcoaststampers Sketch challenge.  I haven't done a challenge in awhile, and it felt good. A VERY inspiring sketch today too! Here is the sketch -


I looked at the sketch, and was inspired to make a little window scene.



 
 I used elements from the SU set Cheep talk, and a scrap of some retired paper from the Sweet Pea DSP pack. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, and very appropriate for the card I think. I am just wondering if anyone out there has "Springs" address so I can  let him/her know that I am thinking about them, and miss them dearly. :) Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. Details Below -


Heather :)


Stamps - Cheep Talk, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper - Soft Suede, Soft Suede textured, River Rock, Whisper White, Pear Pizazz DSP, Sweet Pea DSP
Ink - Soft Suede, Chocolate chip, Old Olive, Pear Pizazz, Pretty in pink, So Saffron
Accessories - Scallop Edge border punch, Scoring blade, Dimensional Dots

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

So Glad to inspire


This past weekend, I received some wonderful comments from some very sweet ladies regarding my blog. I  have been awarded the stylish blogger award by two sweet sweet women, Patty Braun,  http://rocpaperstamps.blogspot.com/ and Lorraine Toll  http://www.lorrainesstampincorner.blogspot.com/ . I am really honored ladies, and glad to inspire with my creations. Both Ladies have AMAZING talent in their own right, so please pay it forward and have a see for yourselves! Now with this award I need to tell you 8 things about myself, and list 8 blogs that inspire me. I will start with things about me -

1. I love to take pictures of my family, and eventually scrap them all! ( I know Big DREAMS Right! )
2. I can get a little too goofy at times, especially if Stampin' Up! is involved in the equation. :)
3. I am left handed, but do not write upside down.
4. I have a new obsession with homemade Granola.
5. I LOVE to roller skate, and shake my junk. ( if the two are done at the same time it can be quite comical!)
6. I Love to color...It's the little girl in me that won't let go.
7. I am starting to think I have TOO many punches.
8. I am still doing all my own stunts! :)

Now Some blogs that I find inspiring and visit often to oogle over their awesome creativity -

Krystie Lee
Heather Summers
Cindy Beach
Jen Del Muro
Amy Sheffer
Penny Thomas
Nancy Riley
Pam D'Urso

Thank you again ladies, it is quite the honor to receive such an Award! :)

Heather

Monday, February 21, 2011

Feelin' a little Punchy.........

Hi Everyone! Could any of you tell me where the weekend went? I have looked in the sofa cushions, and under the beds, but cannot seems to figure out where it went. :) I am feeling REALLY punchy today after that incredibly short weekend. So I broke out my punches, and got a little busy creating while the kiddos are relaxing on a day off of school. (Great segway right? HA!)




I had this sketch ear marked in a book for awhile, so I used that as a starting point. I started with a scrap of cardboard that I had on my desk from a previous project. The scrap is actually from a SU shipping box. I cut off one of the flaps and tore the top layer off to reveal the corrugated center. I hand cut the tree limb, and then got busy with my punches. The sentiment is from the SU set called Cheep Talk. Don't ya think it turned out Super cute for someone who is a little Punchy?? Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. :) Details Below -


Heather :)

Stamps - Cheep Talk
Paper - Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizazz DSP (Hostess Pack)
Ink - Chocolate Chip
Accessories - Cardboard box, XL oval punch, Dotted Scallop border trim punch, cropadile, circle from ity bity shapes punch pack, Daffodil delight 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, star punch(beak), Dimensional Dots

Friday, February 18, 2011

Scrapping for Sean

Happy Friday Everyone! The weather around here has been a little sneaky and teasing us and making it very difficult to concentrate on the tasks at hand. Which in my case would be that Scrapbook I have been talking about for the last couple of posts. I mentioned that I would share a favorite page or two with you, so today is the day. My son Sean is crossing over this weekend from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. As a parent of one of the advancing scouts, we were asked by the Den Leader to make a scrapbook of their journey through Cub Scouts. I have to say that scrapping is not my strong suite, I am very intimidated by it. I think that is why I have procrastinated for so long... (4 yrs or so). I have the best intentions like most, but then I get swallowed up in all the photos, and the memories, and then I completely lose track of time, and yada yada.. I know I am not alone in this Right? (C'mon someone agree with me out there!!) Whew! that makes me feel better! :) Here is one of my Faves.....


The background paper is non SU, and I used some Cub Scout sticker elements from my LSS, for ease in helping getting this book done. The stars along with the title are SU papers Crushed Curry and Night of Navy, and Tangerine tango.  I added a little keepsake envelope for his badges, and segments that he earned as a Tiger to the page. He could also write down a favorite memory and slip it in there too. :) I look at his picture, and am afraid to blink again..he is growing up SO fast... See what I mean about losing track... :) Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek, and I hope you have a great weekend everyone! Details below -

Heather :)

Paper - K&Co. Cub scout Paper Pad, Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Tangerine Tango
ink - Stampin' Write Journal Marker
Access - Lg. and Sm. Star punches, 1/2 circle punch, cropadile, eyelets, twine, Big Shot, QuicKutz License Plate alphabet, key envelope, dimensional dots

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A box of Sunshine

Hi everyone! Have you seen all the cute stuff out there made from the new Create a cupcake set from the SU Occasion's mini catalog?? Well, I have! I have been oogling and drooling over some of the ever so sweet creations for weeks, and I FINALLY got my set yesterday from my favorite man in Brown! It could be raining, snowing, or just gloomy out, and when he has something for me, it's like opening up a box of sunshine! There really is something fabulous about it right??


I was so excited to make this card I think it only took me 5 min. start to finish. Now if I could only get that excited about cleaning house! :) Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! More cute stuff in the works, so stop by often! Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Create a Cupcake
Paper - Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in pink
Ink - Early Espresso, Certainly celery
Accessories - Certainly Celery satin ribbon, Big Shot, impression plates 1, Create a cupcake punch, Decorative label punch, pretty in pink button, embroidery floss, two way glue, Dazzling diamonds, Dimensional Dots

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tea-rific

Happy Wednesday! Been away for a few days, plugging away at that scrapbook I mentioned last week. I think there might be an end in sight! I needed to come up for air from boy things and scout stuff  so I broke out a set that has not seen ink yet, Morning Cup. It was on my wish list for quite awhile, and I finally let my ideas "steep" long enough...and broke under the pressure! :)



 This is a back to the basics kind of card... just paper and ink. I stamped my images in black Stazon on watercolor paper, colored them, and added simple embellishments. "Tea-rific" right! (sorry I couldn't resist)! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! :)
Details Below -


Heather :)

Stamps - Morning Cup
Paper - Watercolor, Baja Breeze, So Saffron
Ink - Black Stazon, Pretty in pink, So Saffron, Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake
Accessories - dotted scallop trim border punch, 1/2 circle punch, cropadile, 1/16 hole punch, aqua painter, versamarker, linen thread, dimensional dots

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Best in You

Hello Everyone! Happy Friday! I have one last card to share with you when I was up all night with the Midwest blizzard of 2011. I am very stuck on the dress form from the Sew Suite set, so yes you will have to bear with me... I am sure you will not be disappointed. I promise (fingers crossed) that I will move on to another set, or maybe just a stamp from this set. *wink* ;0)  This card was actually the first card I made with the set. Maybe that's why I decided to share it last. Anyhoo, I used the Tulip Frame EF from the Occasions mini with it, and it turned out so girly I Just LOVE IT!

I used the same details as I have an previous cards simply because they work so well. Thanks for taking a peek, and I hope you have a great weekend! Details below.

Heather :)

Stamps - Full of life, Sew Suite
Paper - Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Marina Mist
Ink - Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette
Accessories - Big Shot, Framed tulip EF, Aqua painter, punch pack, Marina Mist 1/8 taffeta ribbon, basic pearl, dimensional Dots, Pretty in pink Satin Ribbon



Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bright Buttons

Hi! Did ya miss me?? Well I sure missed you! I have been working on a scrapbook for one of my boys. He is crossing over from Cub Scouts into Boy Scouts, and the parents are supposed to gift their son a scrapbook. I have only known about this for, hmmmmmm...., 4 yrs now...! Sheesh.. Nothing like working under a little bit of pressure. :) I will share some of my favorite pages when I am done... Deal?!

I have another sample using Sew Suite for you. I can hear you saying, " Another one? " Well Yeah! I am really having fun with it, and I know you will too!



I also used a new set, called Button, Button from the SU Occasion's mini catalog. I knew I wanted this set as soon as I saw it. It reminded me of one of my ALL time favorite sets Seeing Spots, which has been retired, Sniff.. Sniff, for awhile now. So look for more to come with this set too! :) I had fun making this card. I want to share a detail shot of the sewing machine -




 I just got the Ice Cream Parlor DSP from Sale-a-bration too. Fun Right!? Details are below, and thanks for taking a peek today!


Heather :)


Stamps - Teeny Tiny Wishes, Sew Suite, Button Button
Paper - Peach Parfait, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Ice Cream Parlor DSP, Peach Parfait DSP, Daffodil Delight
Ink - Peach Parfait, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Daffodil delight
Access - Thread, Playground buttons, marina mist 1/8 ribbon, melon mambo ribbon, paper piercing tool, circle punches, scallop edge border punch, big shot, square lattice EF, Dimensional Dots

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sew Fabulous

Afternoon everyone! I have finally finished shoveling out there.. Whew! Now all I want is a HUGE cup of Joe, and my blankie. :)

I let you know in yesterday's post that I had been busy creating with the new Sew Suite set found in the Occasion's mini Catalog. I want to share another one of those creations with you today...


considering I think it is "SEW" Fabulous that I can get my car out of my garage! :) I used the dress form again, and I am loving it! Details below, and thanks for stopping by!


Heather :)


Stamps - Sew Suite, Fabulous Phrases
Paper - Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla
Ink - Early Espresso, So Saffron, Old Olive, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake
Accessories - Aqua painter, Vanilla button, Old Olive Satin ribbon, Paper Piercing tool, Linen Thread, Dimensional dots, Sponge

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

On your Special Day

Good Afternoon everyone! I have been up all night with the CRAZY weather here in the Midwest, and so have the kiddos. There was so much excitement here ya think it was Christmas Eve. In Fact, they were up SO early asking if they could go outside and play in all that wonderful snow... Ahh to be a kid again and really appreciate a snow day! :) So What does one do until all hours of the night besides watching the blizzard outside? Well Stamp Of Course! Being wide awake I took advantage, and got to some creating with a set from the SU Occasion's mini catty called Sew Suite. At first I wasn't too sure about the versatility of the set, but, I am really warming up to it now! Lots of Possibilities really...Like......


a wedding card. Clean and classy if I do say so myself! *wink* Needless to say it was a long but productive night. I have plenty more samples to show you so stay tuned, OK? Details below, and thanks for stopping by!


Heather :)


Stamps - Sew Suite, Occasional Quotes
ink - Basic Black
Paper - Textured Basic Gray, Sahara Sand
Access - Black Satin Ribbon, White Satin Ribbon, a Small piece of tulle (non-SU), Basic Pearls, Dimensional Dots, Sm Heart punch, Paper piercing tool

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

PCS February Issue is almost here!

Good Morning! Is everyone in the Midwest gearing up for the Blizzard of 2011? I know I am. I made sure I had all the proper provisions yesterday....card stock, check,... adhesive, check...current addition of Paper Crafters Sampler, check! :) What is Paper Crafters Sampler you ask?  It is a monthly online subscription to beautiful cards and 3D projects made exclusively with Stampin' Up! products, that are based on a monthly theme -
Each monthly issue includes:

•Step-by-step instructions for 8 projects
•Full color images
•Complete supply list
•Paper dimensions for recreating each project
All projects shown in the Paper Crafters Sampler (PCS) are designed exclusively by experienced Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. Each design team member brings to the sampler her own personal style, allowing the sampler to showcase unique and interesting projects.


Samplers are based on monthly themes, allowing subscribers a one-stop resource for beautiful paper crafting ideas. Demonstrators will also find each monthly theme from Paper Crafters Sampler a useful asset when preparing for monthly workshops. Samplers are planned well in advance to allow time to recreate the projects well before the season and holidays. Each issue provides a variety of projects ideas ranging from cards, to 3D items and Scrap booking projects.

The February 2011 sampler arrives February 10th. The theme is "Easter Wishes" and focuses on ideas for the upcoming Easter holidays.  You'll find sweet baskets and treat boxes along with beautiful themed cards and box sets.


As a member of the PCS (Paper Crafter Sampler) design team, I got to preview some of this months projects. All I can say is AMAZING! Here is a sneeky peek at my project in the upcoming issue - 



So Cute! Oh! I almost forgot..Melanie, our faithful leader designed an exclusive template in this issue just for our awesome subscribers! So you won't want to miss out! Use PCSHK when subscribing, or just mention my name!

Thanks for stopping by!

Heather :)