Monday, October 31, 2011

Just For you CC347

Hi Everyone! I have a super Quick post for you today. It it Tuesday, so I do have a Color challenge card to share. Our colors this week were Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, and More Mustard. The Dessert option was to use a bird on our project. Here is my card -


Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)



Stamps - Just Believe, French Foliage
Paper - More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Naturals ivory, Spice Cake DSP, Bravo Burgundy DSP
Ink - More Mustard, Bravo Burgundy, Always artichoke, Soft Suede
Accessories - XL bird punch, sponge, distressing tool, twigs (from my yard), sponge, wide twill tape, linen thread, dimensional dots




Friday, October 28, 2011

Spooky Spider

Hi Everyone! I have a Super Quick post for you today.... My list is WAY to long of stuff that needs to get done before the kiddos get back from school. :) Today I am sharing a card that was/is featured on the Stampin' Up! Facebook fan page. The Artisan winners for 2011 were asked if they could contribute a Halloween project to their Facebook Art wall. Of Course we all jumped at the chance...:) here is my inspired card -






Lots going on with that web eh? I thought so too! :) but it's all good... I used the new Simply Scored! If you have time you should check out all the other projects too! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!


Heather :)


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Oh what fun!!!

Hi Everyone! I am really keeping to my promise to you all, and getting to share some cards that I have created recently. I mentioned yesterday that I had a little down time, while nursing a bad head cold, and tried to catch up on some blog surfing, and some publications that have been sitting on the end of my desk for awhile. I had earmarked some layouts, and some HAVE to make cards, and that is what I am sharing with you today. I  recently spied an ever so cute card by Debbie Olson in a Holiday cards publication, and wanted to recreate it with SU products. Here is my card -


So what do ya think?? I used the wreath image from the hostess set Warmest of Wishes found in the 2011-2012 Holiday mini catalog. I stamped my image in Lucky Limeade, and added some 1/8" circles of  red glitter paper found in the same catalog, to look like holly berries. I created the sentiment using my Big Shot, and 3 different alphabets, the Serif Essential, Simple, and Billboard. I really like the outcome, and plan on making some more. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below-


Heather :)

Stamps - Warmest of  Wishes
Paper - Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Basic Black, Red Glitter
Ink - Lucky Limeade
Accessories - Big Shot, Serif Essential, Simple, and Billboard alphabets, red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Dimensional dots

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Lattice Thanks

Hi Everyone! I have a quick post for you.. I had some down time today, and am nursing a really bad head cold..so I took some time to catch up on some blog surfing. I am so glad I did too! I stopped by a friends blog, the one and only Penny Thomas, and she had an Amazing card posted on her site. So I did what all good friends do... Cased her card. :) I know she won't mind.... So here is the card -



I actually think she found a version of this card while she was blog Surfing. So If the original designer would like to claim fame to this Beauty, please do not hesitate to let me know. I for one will always give credit where credit is due! I just love this CAS design. Thanks for stopping by and taking peek! Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Grateful Greetings
Paper - Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin pie, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil delight
Ink - Early Espresso, Pumpkin pie
Accessories - Big Shot, Lattice Die, Square lattice EF, Lg. Oval punch, 1/2" circle punch, Boho Blossom punch, Dimensional dots, sponge




Monday, October 24, 2011

Easy to love CC346

Hi Everyone! Seems this has become a Tuesday blog. I certainly don't mean for it to be, so I will endeavor to fix that this week, OK. I promise...and I do not have my fingers crossed! :) Well, it is Tuesday, so that means that there is another Color Challenge over on Splitcoaststampers. I have so enjoyed playing along in these challenges this month, and of course being a guest designer for the challenges too! What a great bunch of talented ladies to work along side each week. All of them are just amazing!
This week or hostess Mary, gave us some really wonderful colors to work with. Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo, and Baja Breeze. I rarely use Rich Razzleberry, if at all, and I have never used Island Indigo..but now that I have, I will for sure be using it more. What a stunning blue. :) OK enough yada right... Here is my card for this weeks challenge -




Our Dessert option for this week was to use dry embossing. I used one of the new smaller embossing folders from the main catalog that comes in a set of 2 frames called Designer frames. I dry embossed a piece of Early Espresso, then cut out the frame. I then stamped my bird image from the set Easy events, colored it with Island Indigo, and Baja Breeze, then trimmed it so it would fit inside the embossed frame. I really like how it turned out... :) Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details are Below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Easy Events, Fabulous Phrases
Paper - Whisper White, Early Espresso, Island Indigo Patterns DSP, Rich Razzleberry Patterns DSP
Ink - Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze, Island Indigo, Wild Wasabi
Accessories - Big Shot, Designer frames EF, Perfect polka dots EF, Scallop edge punch, Dotted scallop ribbon border punch, Paper Piercing tool, Early Espresso marker ( to color mini clothespin), mini Clothes pin, Baja Breeze seam binding, razzleberry button, white bakers twine, Early Espresso 1/8 taffeta ribbon, dimensional dots, white gel pen


Monday, October 17, 2011

Lucky, Rosey Blushing Bride aka CC345

Hi Everyone! Sorry...it seems I have been away for a little while again. It has been one of those kind of weeks around here...Lots of little things started, but nothing done. :(   But it has worked itself out, and just in the nick of time to, considering there is a Splitcoaststampers Color challenge today. WHOOP! Today's hostess gave us some pretty challenging colors to work with...Well, challenging to me anyway.... The colors are Lucky Limeade, Regal Rose, and Blushing Bride. Sounds pretty easy right!? Oh, and the dessert option is to use gold embossing..OK, with some trial and error, here is my card -


I guess I took the bride "thing" a little to literally. :) I made my "dress" using the Top Note die for the big shot, and a piece of Vellum dry embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper EF. I really struggled with the gold embossing, so I added a little to the rose tips for the dessert option. I simply pressed the rose into my versamark pad, and then into my container of Gold EP to just guild the very ends. So what do ya think? Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! :) Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Fabulous Phrases
Paper - Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Regal Rose, Lucky Limeade, Blushing Bride, Blushing Bride DSP, Vellum
Ink - Soft Suede, Versamark
Accessories - Big Shot, Top Note die, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Sm oval punch, 1", 3/4", 1/2" circle punches, White satin ribbon, scallop trim border punch, dotted scallop ribbon border punch, mini library clip, paper piercing tool, Gold EP, dimensional dots, mini glue dots



Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Spice cake Anyone?

Hi Everyone! I have a quick post for you today. I got some new YUMMY goodies in the post last week, and am finally getting to try a little bit of the delicious Spice Cake DSP from the Holiday mini. It isn't very often that I fall in love with EVERY single sheet of paper in a designer paper pack. But WOW! I am in heaven. These papers are GORGEOUS! Here let me show you -


This is just one! I know!! I used the set French Foliage found in the main catalog, and the sentiment is called Hand Penned Holidays, and can be found in the Holiday mini catalog. OK, that's it for me! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)


Stamps - French Foliage, Hand Penned Holidays
Paper - Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Naturals Ivory, Spice Cake DSP
Ink - Soft  Suede, Pear Pizazz, More Mustard, Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories - Big Shot, Perfect Pennants die, Paper piercing tool, Sponge, Pear Pizazz Seam binding, Regal buttons, Bitty Buttons, Sm oval punch, Soft Suede taffeta ribbon, Crochet trim. linen thread, dimensional dots, Scallop edge punch

Monday, October 10, 2011

Wicked Colors CC344

Hi Everyone! I took some time off this past week, to do some stuff around the house, and go camping with my boys this past weekend to Indiana Dunes State Park. It was a Boy Scout camping trip, and I really had a great time. I didn't have to do ANYTHING. No cooking, no clean up, just me and the awesome weather, and a good book... AHHH! So that is where I have been, I hope you didn't miss me to much. :)
In my last post, I mentioned that I had been asked to be a guest designer for the color challenges over on Splitcoaststampers. Well it is Tuesday, so that means I have another challenge card to share. :) This weeks hostess gave us some really fun colors to work with...Elegant Eggplant, Tempting Turquoise, and Pumpkin Pie. The dessert option was to make a Halloween card. Sounds fun right? OK here is my card for the challenge -


So didn't I say they were FUN?!
 I made the witches feet using the Top Note Die for the Big shot. I used the smaller end, cut off to where I wanted, then scored down the center to the point on the "heel". I used a 1/2" circle punch for the holes where her legs are, and a 1" punch to form the top of her shoe. I punched half of a circle starting at the point of her shoe. Then I saved the punched portion and used that as a guide to punch the other side/shoe. The scallop on the bottom of her dress was made with a large corner rounder punch. I just removed the guard to and lined the edge of the paper up with the metal on the under side of the punch. Her Broom is made from a rolled scrap of black paper, held together with sticky strip, and a strip of Elegant Eggplant DSP cut in strips on both sides, and tied with some Elegant eggplant Grosgrain Ribbon. OK That's it for me... Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! :)

Heather :)

Stamps - Wicked Cool
Paper - Tempting Turquoise, Black, Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant stock and DSP, Pumpkin Pie DSP, brushed silver
Ink - Black
Accessories - Big Shot, Top Note Die, Scoring tool, 1/2" & 1" circle punches, itty bitty shapes punches, black brads, white organdy ribbon, Elegant Eggplant grosgrain ribbon, white butchers twine, paper snips, dimensional dots

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Thank Whoo

Hi Everyone! I have a quick post for you and a little secret to share. I have been asked to be a guest designer for the color challenges over on Splitcoaststampers for the month of October. So every Tuesday I will be playing along in the Challenge! It is my most favorite challenge on Splitcoast! Coming in a close second would be the Sketch challenge. They are both so much fun! I love when there is a color combo that really makes me think a little...and this week's colors were no exception. Our hostess for this week gave us Tangerine Tango, More Mustard, and Soft Suede to work with, and letting us add a neutral of either White or Vanilla. Every week there is also a desert option, and this week was to make a Thanksgiving card, or a thank you card. I chose a thank you sample...



To make my Owl I used my XL Oval punch. I punched out the oval to form his body, and then re-inserted the end back into the punch, to form the top of his head. The feathers on his chest are actually the positive pieces left over from using the scallop trim border punch. His wings were made the same as his body, by just re-inserting a  punched XL oval of Soft Suede back into the punch, on the long sides. I clear embossed a scrap of soft suede and then punched his eyes (centers) using the cropadile. The sentiment is from the set Just Believe, and I created the "whoo" using the Billboard alphabet for the Bigshot. Super Cute! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)



Stamps - Just Believe
Paper - Tangerine Tango, More Mustard, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Soft Suede DSP
Ink - Soft Suede, Pool Party, Versamark
Accessories - Coluzzle, XL Oval Punch, Scallop Trim border punch, XL bird punch, Sm oval punch, 1/2", 3/8" circle punches, Big Shot, Billboard Alphabet die, Perfect polka dot EF, Clear EP, Dimensional dots