Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Sweet little card

Hi Everyone! Where have I been? Nowhere really. Just busy, and on the search for my Mojo. It has been AWOL for awhile, and my desk has the turned into a heap of repercussions. Well I think I found it today amongst the mess, and am happy to share the findings. :) I have a lot of what are going to be discontinued DSP packs in my midst, so I thought I had better use them, to share some last minute goodness with you. As if you didn't know the new IB&C from SU goes live tomorrow at noon. So if there is something you see that you like, you had better get that order in before tonight. :) My card is an inspired one. I found inspiration in an old issue of Card Creations. Here is my card -


For my papers I used some of the Pawsitively prints 2 DSP. I used all of my various Oval punches to make the little pea pod and leaves. To make the larger scallop on the bottom of the plaid panel, I took the guard off my larger corner rounder punch, and lined up the scallop with the edge of my paper, punched one scallop, and then moved the punch over and created the next one. So what do ya think? Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. Details below -



Heather :)


Stamps - Fabulous Phrases
Paper - Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Pawsitively prints DSP 2, Pear Pizazz, Pear Pizazz DSP
Ink - Poppy Parade
Accessories - Lg. and Sm. oval punches, lg. corner rounder punch, certainly celery buttons, white bakers twine, ity bitty shapes punch, white signo gel pen, paper piercing tool, Pear pizazz poly twill ribbon, Dotted scallop ribbon border punch, dimensional dots, mini glue dots

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Wonderful Favorite

Good morning! I have a scrap page that I want to share with you today. It uses another set that is on the last chance list. The set is called Wonderful Favorites. It is truly a Wonderful set, and how appropriate that I used it on one of my all time favorite scrap pages of my boys.
Here let me show you -





- catching them just being brothers is easy to do, but catching them being friends is a blessing. And I really couldn't ask for more. :) Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! :)



Heather :)


Stamps - Wonderful favorites, All Holidays
Paper - Crushed Curry, Razzleberry lemonade, Black, whisper white, Soft Suede
Ink - Soft Suede, Black
Accessories - XL two step bird punch, dimensional dots

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Open Sea friendship

Hi Everyone! Lots going on here today, but I don't think anything is actually getting done. My boys are painting birdhouses, in hopes that a warbler that has been hanging around the backyard, might find a new home in one of them, and LOTS of other busy MOM work. So I took a break, and played with the SU set, The Open Sea. It is an awesome masculine set, and I can see some travel type scrapbook pages with it too, but I wanted to stretch my creativity a little further with it.  So I came up with this card -


So What do ya think? Not just a masculine set right? I paper pieced my sails from the Pawsitively Prints 2 DSP, and made my waves using my 3/4 and 1/2" circle punches. The lettering is a Big Shot/Sizzix alphabet called Billboard. OK... Back to work I go! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. Details below -


Heather :)


Stamps - The Open Sea
Paper - Whisper White, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Pawsitively prints dsp
Ink - Marina mist, Early Espresso
Accessories - Big Shot, Billboard Alphabet, Square lattice EF, 3/4 and 1/2" circle punches, real red button, cherry cobbler bakers twine, dimensional dots, sponge

Monday, June 20, 2011

Hello and Goodbye

Hi Everyone! I have a really super quick post for you today. I was going over the Last chance list again, (sniff) and TOTALLY over looked that Cheep Talk was on the list. I was like...Huh? I just got this set, and barely used it. OK, no more sniff-sniff. now it's a full blown Whah!!  I think this set is Super Cute! and now it's on it's way out...So what better reason to make a quick card with it today. Here is my card -


ETA* Hi all... I have had a few inquiries as to how I made my clouds. I ran a piece of whisper white stock thru the Big Shot using the Square lattice EF, and then freehand cut the clouds. Try it out! You know you can, we all did it grammar school. If you feel challenged by it, you can draw some on the stock, and then cut out and then run thru the big shot. I hope that helps. :)
I used some new in-colors on this card, just to try them out. I Likey! Don't let your favorite stamp sets slip by before they're gone. Take another look, and order today. Thanks for taking a peek! Details below -


Heather :)


Stamps - Cheep talk
Paper - Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Island Indigo, Lucky limeade, calypso coral, pumpkin pie, daffodil delight
Accessories - big Shot, Square lattice EF, Pear Pizazz Poly Stitch ribbon, Chocolate chip 5/8" ribbon, Dimensional dots

Friday, June 17, 2011

Bella forever

Happy Friday Everyone! Has everyone had a chance to look at the Last chance list. I am sure by now you have. When it first came out, I was really surprised to see one of my favorite background stamps Bella Toile, on the the list. This has been one of my go to stamps for along time. Yet, there it was, and what was I to do...well, use it of course. :) I felt inspired to create this card  -



I do not see myself parting with this background anytime soon, and you don't have to either. Just make sure you get this favorite before it's gone. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. Details below -



Heather :)


Stamps - Bella Toile, Fabulous Phrases
Paper - Sahara Sand, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Pale Plum (retired)
Ink - Sahara Sand, White Craft, black
Accessories - Sponge, Dotted scallop trim border punch, White 5/8" satin ribbon, Sahara sand re-inker, glue dots

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Banner Baby

Doesn't that post title sound like it should have something to do with The Incredible Hulk, right? (Great now I have a green eyed Lou Ferrigno burned in my mind this morning...Yikes!) Needless to say this post has NOTHING to do with either. Whew!

I have another sneak peek for you today. :) I received news yesterday, that one of my fellow DT members for the PCS has just adopted a baby boy! (Excuse me while I take a deep breath and imagine that sweet baby smell..) I {heart} babies!!! Congrats Rose! What a little blessing you have!! So, I guess you can figure out the type of card I made with more new goodies from the new SU IB&C. Awe, C'mon...that was just a little too easy. Here is my card -


The stamp set I used to make the banner is called Pennant Parade, and is going to be in the new catty. It is SO trendy, and perfect for any occasion! I LOVE IT! OK, off to the post office to send this along to Rose and Baby. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -


Heather :)


Stamps - Pennant parade, Fabulous Phrases
Paper - Early Espresso, Whisper white, So Saffron, Wild wasabi, Just add Cake DSP
Ink - Early Espresso, Wild wasabi
Accessories - Big Shot, Square lattice EF, Dotted ribbon border punch, triple layer flower punch, scallop border punch, small star punch, early espresso marker, early espresso bakers twine, Paper piercing tool. dimensional dots, 1/2 inch circle punch

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A sneak peek for you

Good morning Everyone! I have a really quick post for you this a.m.. I received a box of goodness from Mr. Brown last week, and I finally got around to opening it up. :) I bet you can guess what was inside? You got it! New schtuff from the new SU IB&C. Can you believe it...a whole year has passed, and I barely made a dent in this past catalogs in-colors...it's all good though, the in-colors will be remaining in the IB&C for 2 years! WHOOP! OK, I got to play with a new hostess set, called Happiest Birthday Wishes, which is chalk full of the cutest sentiments EVER! Here is a sneak peek -


I also used some new DSP from the catty, called Just add Cake. So what do ya think? I know! I can't wait until the new catalog goes live on July 1st either! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. Details below-


Heather :)


Stamps - Happiest Birthday Wishes, Teeny tiny wishes
Paper - Early Espresso, Whisper white, Chocolate chip, Just add Cake DSP
Ink - Early Espresso, Crumb cake
Accessories - Sponge, paper piercing tool, Early Espresso Bakers twine, Pretty in pink 1/8" taffeta ribbon, White floss, bitty button, Dimensional dots


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Lost Without you Dad

Hi All! I have a quick post for you this late Sunday evening. I had club this afternoon, and am still downstairs cleaning up the chaos, so why not post one of the cards we did! *wink* We had to make a Father's Day card, considering it is next weekend. Nothing like waiting to the very last minute to get em' done. Here is the sample-


The set is from the Summer mini and called On the Open Sea. I really like this set, and needed a "manly" set for ALL the manly men in my life. I'll let you in on a little secret, I live with 1 man, and 3 boys that certainly smell like men at times..oooo Wee! (hee-hee)  The grid paper is from the Love letter DSP, and I thought went perfect with the nautical theme. The sentiment on the inside reads "I'd be lost with out you."  How true!  Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -


Heather :)


Stamps  - On the Open Sea
Paper - Crumb cake, Very vanilla, Black, Love letter DSP 
Ink - Crumb cake, black
Accessories - Big shot, Timeless type alpha, colored pencils, 1" circle punch, itty bitty shapes circle punch, corner rounder, Paper Piericg tool, real red marker, Twine ( retired ) , dimensional dots, sponge

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Cool

Hi Everyone.... I finally made it downstairs today. The summer is already proving to be too busy. Well, this month anyway with grad parties on the weekends, and trucking kids to and fro everyday. Did we ever do this much when we were kids?? If my memory serves me correctly, no! But when WE were kids, we were too busy walking to and fro, uphill and into a driving rain, to all the places we needed to be. (hee-hee!)  Anyhoo, back to the reason for this post. A few months ago, I posted that I was too busy again, because I was working on my submissions for this years SU Artisan award Contest. If you are unfamiliar with the contest, the Artisan Award is designed to recognize ten of Stampin' Up!s most creative and talented demonstrators. This year I was chosen for the award! After many years of entering the contest, I finally got the call! I have been, and still am, over the moon with this accomplishment, as I am sure that all the other recipients are too! Congrats to ALL!
   

As time goes on, and after I am allowed to share all of my winning entries with you, I promise, I will.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Have a great weekend everyone!

Heather :) 

Stamps - Puns from the Past
Paper - Whisper white, Peach parfait DSP, Cork sheet
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Peach Parfait
Accessories - Big Shot, Timeless Type Alphabet, itty bitty shapes circle punch, mini library clip, Dimensional dots, blender pen

Friday, June 3, 2011

...ZOOM....

Hello again everyone! I have another quick post for you today. I want to share a card that I have made for my boys to give one of our Schools second grade teachers son. His name is Capt. Tom Buller. He was seriously injured in a road side bombing in Afghanistan this past week. My boys met him at school, at our annual Veterans Day Assembly. He is a West Point grad, and the commander of a special Tactical unit while serving in Afghanistan. He is truly loved by the kids, and has showed them what true heroism is. My boys asked if I could make him a card to send to let him know we are thinking of him..


I used a combination of sets that are all very close to my heart, and I am SURE I will never part with. On the inside I had one of my boys write the sentiment, "hoping for a speedy recovery". Perfect! don't ya think? The row houses are from a jumbo wheel called Neighborhood, which will be retired from the catalog this July..(Sniff-Sniff)...This wheel has seen alot of love over the years by me, so if you have had it earmarked, now is the time to get it. I am sure that you will love it as much as I do. :) Thanks for stopping by, and taking a peek! :) Details below -



Heather :)


Stamps - Neighborhood wheel, By Air, Toy Box
Paper - Sahara Sand, black, Whisper White
Ink - Black, various for coloring car, white Signo Gel Pen
Accessories - ruler, dimensional dots, corner rounder punch


June PCS Sneak peek

Hi Everyone! I am not even going to Ask if you missed me while I was MIA for the past couple of weeks, cause I sure did miss you! Really!!! I have been way to busy with life in general to get downstairs, and do any crafting. I did get a project done for the next release of the PCS sampler coming June 10th, and that was all... (Sniff-Sniff). All I can say it's all good, and take it one day at a time. :) As long as we are the subject of the the next PCS sampler... this months theme is all about BABIES!!!!!!


In this issue you will find projects ranging from mobiles, shower favors, clothing, and of course cards to help the blessed family welcome their new addition to the world. Here is a little sneak peek of my project for this months issue -


Any guesses as to what it might be?? Nope, I'm not telling, so you'll have to check back the 10th, and see all the amazing projects that all the brilliant designers have to share. Remember when you are subscribing, use code PCSHK or mention my name.  Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day everyone!


Heather :)