Sunday, December 30, 2012

It always seems....

Hi Everyone... During the holidays it always seems that amongst all the merriment and hustle and bustle, that we hear of someones passing. I rarely like to sit down and make sympathy cards at any time of the year, but during the holidays I think it is just a little harder. Such an occasion had arisen during December for me.. so I thought I would share the card I made -
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. Details below.
Heather :)
Stamps - Apothecary art, Loving Thoughts
Paper - Blushing Bride, Black, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pear Pizazz
Ink - Black, Blushing bride, pear pizazz, white craft
Accessories - Big Shot, Labels framelits, vintage wallpaper EF, Small oval punch, basic rhinestones, paper piercer, Black satin Ribbon, lg corner rounder punch

Saturday, December 29, 2012

It's almost here

Hey Everyone!... look I am actually sharing a card today -
The house is quiet this morning so I took advantage. A CASE from Debbie Hughes. Thanks for taking a peek! Details below -
Heather :)
Stamps - Delightful Dozen
Paper - Whisper white, Sahara Sand, silver glimmer
Ink - Sahara Sand
Accessories - Big Shot, Cuttlebug EF, Snow Burst EF, small star punch, Basic rhinestones, Misc. ribbon from Xmas gifts, white satin ribbon

Friday, December 28, 2012

Blog Changes (follow up)

Hi Everyone! I want to thank all of those that gave me feedback regarding last evenings Blog changes. I really appreciate all the positive remarks, and most of all the constructive criticism that I received. :) Needless to say, my changes were good, but a "little" too over powering to most. So.., I played most of the afternoon, and decided to give every ones eyes including mine a rest, and went with a softer muted background. I hope you like it. I will be sticking with this for awhile. Thanks again for all your support ladies! Love you!! :)
Heather :)
P.S. I will be back later with some crafty goodness.. :)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Blog changes

Hi Everyone! I just wanted to see what you think of the new background for my blog... We are coming up on a new year, and I wanted a little change. So.., I would love it if you all would let me know if it is difficult to read and so forth, so I can adjust it as necessary. Thanks so much for your input. It is greatly appreciated. Looking forward to hearing what you think. :)

Heather :)

A gift for Megan

Hi Everyone! I have a little bit of time this evening to share a gift that I made for a friend for Christmas. I said I would have some stuff to share, but the holiday was here so fast, and over even faster, that I failed to take photos of the other projects.. I am sorry. But I do have this one, a bucket of gift tags -
here is the top of the can -
I loved making all the layers for the snowflake. The Bucket is from a LSS, and then I just added the DSP, and Snowflakes. She really liked it! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below-
Heather :)
Stamps - Ornament Keepsakes
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Marina Mist
paper - Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer, Frostwood Lodge
Accessories - Big Shot, Snow Flurry die, Garden Green button, Cherry Cobbler bakers twine, cording, Red Twill ribbon, Marina mist 1/8" taffeta ribbon, metallic ribbon, bucket from LSS 


Sunday, December 16, 2012


Hello Everyone! I first off want to apologize for being away yet again for such a long time. Life has become so hectic, there are only so many hours in the day to create, so something had to give. Unfortunately for a short time it was my blog. I will say that life has slowed a "wee" bit, and I hope to share some of the things that I have made for the holidays. :)
For the past couple of days, I have to admit that I have been glued to the TV, radio, and news feeds in utter disbelief and heartbreak from the unspeakable tragedy that happened in Sandy Hook, CT. I can not even fathom the thoughts and feelings of all those involved. I do know that my prayers and thoughts are with all of you, and I hope you find peace and hope in the days ahead.
Thanks for stopping by... Details below.
Heather :)
Stamps - Word Play, Greetings of the Season
Paper - Island Indigo, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Ink - Chocolate chip, Island Indigo
Accessories - Big Shot, Snow burst EF, Simply Scored, blender pen, star punch, island indigo bakers twine, 3/4" circle punch, Satin Organdy ribbon, Dimensional dots

Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Dirty little confession

Hi Everyone! I have some news to share today... Some rather big news in my life. You know that I have been really busy these last couple of weeks, and I said I would let you know what I had been up to in the days to come. So.. that day is finally here.... I have been asked to be a DIRTY GIRL!! -
I have to say that this secret was hard to keep. It is also a Dream come true!! I have been drooling over the SplitcoastStampers Dirty Dozen creations for as long as I could remember, and only ever dreamed of being asked to join the team. So needless to say that is where my time has been these last few weeks. I do hope that you join us in the Fan Club Gallery to oogle all of the outstanding cards and projects made by the other designers and myself. You will not be disappointed and that is a guarantee! Thanks for stopping by! :)
Heather :)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Baking up some Christmas Cheer

Hey Everyone! I have been really busy this past week and half with some new found responsibilities, but I will share those things with you later in the week. OK? Today I have a card to share with you that I have made for a guest designer spot on the blog Pink Paper Bakery. I received a wonderful email from a beautiful lady, named Deena, who asked if I would like to be a guest designer for the blog's Magnificent Monday spot. Of course I was thrilled to be asked, and join in the fun! :)
We are getting close, as if you couldn't see all the tell tale signs, that the Holidays are upon us. So I decided to create a Christmas Card.
I used some oldies but goodies with some new images to create my card. I stamped my snowflakes onto Very Vanilla DSP from the Neutrals Stack with Chocolate Chip ink. I edged each of my panels with chocolate chip too, so there would be definition between the layers, then paper pierced around both panels. I stamped my Ornaments in Pool Party ink onto Naturals Ivory paper, cut them out with the coordinating framelits, then added some Linen Thread, Vintage Faceted designer buttons, and Basic Pearls for details. I used the sentiment christmas cheer from the set Sweet Essentials. I love the outcome! I hope you do too! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Serene Snowflakes, Ornament Keepsakes, Sweet Essentials
Paper - Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla, Very Vanilla DSP
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Pool Party
Accessories - Big Shot, Holiday Ornaments Framelits, Paper Piercing tool, Dotted scallop ribbon border punch, Linen thread, Designer Vintage Faceted buttons, Basic Pearls, Sponge, Dimensional dots, mini glue dots

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fallen hues

Hello Everyone! Happy Halloween too! I have a really quick post today. The boys are home from school, and I need to get them ready for Trick-or-Treating. I will try to post a picture of them all dressed in their costumes. Well onto today's card then. I played along in this weeks Color me Beautiful challenge this week. The colors for the week are Perfect Plum, Crumb Cake, Raspberry Ripple, Chocolate Chip, and Summer Starfruit. Lots of  Fall colors in there, so I went with a fall card-
I used my only fall set, French Foliage. I guess I need to break down and get a new set for fall just for variety sake. :) My leaves are stamped in Summer Starfruit, Perfect plum, and Raspberry Ripple. I sponged the edges of each of the cut out leaves with the same color I stamped it in, then went over each one of them with one of the other colors/sponges I used to give the leaves some depth. Love it!
OK, I am off to get the kiddos ready for a fun filled night. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - French Foliage, Blooming with Kindness
Paper - Crumb Cake, Summer Starfruit, Perfect Plum, Naturals Ivory, Comfort Cafe' DSP
Ink - Perfect Plum, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake
Accessories - Big Shot, hounds tooth EF, Paper Piercing tool, Sponges, Raspberry Ripple Ribbon, Designer Naturals buttons, Linen Thread, Dimensional Dots, 3/8" circle punch

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sail Away wishes

Hi Everyone! I have a Birthday card to share today. My Brother-in-law has the pleasure of celebrating his birthday on the same day as Halloween. I would think that he has had his share of  cards over the years that are Halloween themed cards, so I really didn't want to add to the collection. So I set out with the stamp Sail Away -
I stamped my image in Chocolate Chip ink, heat set, then water colored the image with Midnight Muse, and Summer Starfruit inks. I used my coluzzle to cut out the image, then added a few details to finish it off. I hope he likes it. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Sail Away, Bring on the Cake
Paper - Naturals White, Chocolate chip, Midnight Muse, Comfort Cafe' DSP, Cherry Cobbler
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories - Coluzzle Paper Piercing tool, Distressing tool, Designer Natural Buttons, Twine, Linen Thread, Dimensional dots

Monday, October 29, 2012

Little boy Additions

Hello Everyone! Happy Monday too! Over the weekend I actually needed to sit down and create a card. I love when I have to actually sit, close the door for an hour, and create something start to finish without interruption. Hmmmm... I feel all warm and fuzzy just thinking about it. I feel even more warm and fuzzy considering I had to sit and create a baby card! A baby boy card to boot! Here is my card -
I have had the set Little Additions for some time, but really haven't had the occasion to ink it up. I love the simple lines of the set, so I tried to keep the layout simple and not to fussy considering it is a boy card too. OK, I am off to put this in the mail. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Little Additions
Paper - Whisper White, Chocolate chip, Marina Mist DSP
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Marina Mist, Primrose Petal, So Saffron
Accessories - Stamp a ma jig, Simply Scored, dotted scallop ribbon punch, mini Brad, 1/4 chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon, Dimensional dots 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Aw Shucks..

Hi Everyone! Surprised right! Another post this week from me. :) I am busy getting ready for my club ladies this weekend, and we are doing a class with the Perfectly Preserved Bundle. So, I am busy getting some samples made with the set to share as inspiration. I fell in love with the Mason jar image immediately considering they are very trendy right now, but I wanted to try and come up with some other samples based around the other images in the set. Here is what I came up with -

I kinda cased myself with the LO on this card. :) I saw a card with this sentiment on Pintrest, and went from there.
I wish the set came with sentiments, but it's all good, I just hand wrote this one on a scrap with a Chocolate Chip marker, copying a font from the computer. I know the ladies are gonna love it! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Perfectly Preserved, Wood Grain
Paper - Soft Suede, Island Indigo, Naturals White, Soft Suede textured, Luck Limeade, Crumb Cake, Orchard Harvest DSP
Ink - Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade, More Mustard, Raspberry Ripple, Chocolate chip marker
Accessories - Big Shot, Cannery Framelits, finishing touches edgelit, Open scallop border border punch, corner rounder, Brad, Linen Thread, Dimensional dots, sponge


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Color Me Greetings

Hi Again Everyone... :) I have a quick post for you this morning. As Long as I was checking out color challenges yesterday, I decided to check out the Color me Beautiful challenge too. This weeks colors were Old Olive, River Rock, Sahara Sand, Bashful Blue, and Pacific Point. Some "cool" colors, so I went with a Christmas card for this challenge -
I played with the new Snow Flurry Die too! I really struggled getting to use all the colors, but I got them all in there. :) OK, that's it for me, thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Wood Grain, More Merry Messages
Paper - Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, River Rock, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Festival of Prints DSP Stack
Ink - Sahara Sand, Pacific Point
Accessories - Big Shot, Finishing touches edgelit, Snow Florry die, 1", 3/4, 1/2" circle punches, Designer Faceted buttons, Linen Thread, Two Way Glue, White signo pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Dimensional dots


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

French Foliage and a CC

Hello Everyone! I took a little time to play today, and it felt good! It happens to be a Tuesday, and that means a color challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. Today's colors were Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, and Pumpkin Pie. These colors together sound absolutely yummy! I guess they would be good as a dessert too! Well onto my submission shall we :) -
I went CAS today, just paper and ink. Sometimes we need those back to the basics cards thrown in there once in awhile, to keeps us on the level. OK, that's it for me, off to get the kiddos ready for bed. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - French Foliage, Grateful Greetings
Paper - Vary Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Ink - Chocolate Chp, Pumpkin Pie
Access - Paper Piercing tool, Linen Thread, Button, Dimensional Dots

Monday, October 15, 2012

Very Merry Christmas

Hello Everyone! I have been busy with taking care of some neglected things around the outside of my house this past couple weeks. My husband took some time off to help out, so we took advantage of the cooler weather, and got most of it done. Feels good too! Well, I know you are not here to read about my negelected to do list, but hoping you are here to check out a Christmas card that I made over the rainy weekend. Thank goodness for the chance to play. :) I decided to make another card using the Ornament Keepsakes Set. Here is my sample -
I saw a card on Pintrest with a similar layout, and took inspiration from that. I really like the way it turned out. Not to bad for a couple weeks away. :) Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)

Stamps - Ornament Keepsakes, More Merry Messages
Paper - Whisper White, River Rock, Gumball Green
Ink - Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, River Rock
Access - Big Shot, Holiday Ornaments Framelits, Raspberry Ripple Stitched ribbon, 2 1/2, 3/4 circle punches, Stripes EF, White signo gel pen, Dimensional Dots

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Bootiful Box

Hi Everyone! I have a really fast post this afternoon. I thought I would share one of the club projects that the ladies made over the past weekend. Here is our Bootiful box -
A few weeks back I posted a card that was made with the same elements, so we made both the card and the box. Needless to say they were quite pleased. :) Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Bootiful Occasions, Delightful Dozen
Paper - More Mustard, Basic Gray, Howlstooth DSP, Very Vanilla
Ink - Black, More Mustard, Tangerine Tango, Basic Bray
Accessories - Big Shot, Fancy Favor box, 2 3/8 Scallop circle punch, 1 3/4, 1/2 circle punches, Blender pen, basic Rhinestones, Paper Piercing tool, Basic Gray stitched ribbon, pumpkin pie taffeta ribbon, Vintage tag, dimensional dots, Color Spritzer tool, sponge

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Another Color Me

Hello Everyone! I have a quick post for you this evening.... Today, after a really busy weekend with my club girls, I found myself in the need for a few sympathy cards to get in the mail this week. :( I decided to take a look at the Color me Beautiful challenge for inspiration and went from there. This weeks colors were, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Perfect Plum, and Basic Gray. Here is my submission for this weeks challenge -
I think these colors lent themselves to my need really. :) I subbed Elegant Eggplant for the circle that made my tree. I realized that I do not have ANY full sheets of Perfect Plum card stock or DSP. I guess I will need to remedy that soon, considering I really like this card and combo, and would love to have a few on hand if the occasion arises. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Take Care, Sweet Essentials, Wood Grain
Paper - Basic Gray, Perfect Plum, Naturals Ivory, Elegant Eggplant DSP, More Mustard, Cajun Craze
Ink - Basic Gray, Perfect Plum
Accessories - Sm. Oval punch, 2 1/2 circle punch, Regal buttons, Linen Thread, Paper Piercing tool, Dimensional Dots

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Aubergine Dream

Hi again Everyone! I did take the time to play in the Color me Beautiful challenge this week. I had time for a super fast card made with this weeks colors which were Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting turquoise, and Basic Gray. Here is my Submission  -
I used the set Mixed Bunch, and went with a CAS graphic card. Love it! OK, off to get the kiddos to Swimming! Thanks for stopping by.
Heather :)

Stamps - Mixed Bunch, Friendly Phrases
Paper - Basic Gray, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade
Ink - Basic Gray, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade
Accessories - Blossom Punch, Summer Smooches Fabric Brad, Dimensional dots, Brights Buttons


Hi Everyone! I just wanted to pop in and let you all know what's up.. I hate leaving you all in the lurch. I am sorry that I haven't been posting regularly, but I needed to take some time to myself and try to find some balance. Since my back surgery, I have to admit, though hard, I am not where I need to be physically yet. What do the doctors say... More physical therapy and exercise. So I chose the later, it costs less, and brings peace of mind. Now, my mornings and some afternoons are busy on the bike trails either riding or walking.  The weather is slowly getting cooler, and it is wonderful to get to breathe the fresh air, and take in the scenery -
I hope you all understand and have balance in your lives too! :) Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Mixing old and new

Hi Everyone! I decided to take some time this morning and get to some stuff that I didn't get to last week, and to my delight, I finished quicker than expected. :) So why not play in the basement while in between loads of never ending laundry. I of course ;) checked out today's Color challenge on Splitcoast. I am weak, I tell ya, just plain weak for color challenges. Today's colors were Midnight Muse, Cajun Craze, and Pumpkin Pie..and the desert option was to make a Thanksgiving card, or just a thank you. Easy peasy... Here is my submission for today's challenge -
I used the set Moving Forward and decided to mix it with a sentiment from the retired set Loads of Love Accessories. I will never, ever part with that set. I Just Love it! Did you notice the lighter blue panel paired with the Midnight Muse DSP? It is the retired color Bordering Blue, and matches exactly to the polka dot in the DSP! How Cool is that?? :)  I made the pumpkin in the bicycle basket using the Sm oval punch. OK, gotta run! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Moving Forward, Loads of Love Accessories, Wood grain
Paper - Midnight Muse, Bordering Blue, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Orchard harvest DSP
Ink - Versamark, Midnight Muse, Cajun Craze
Accessories - Scallop edge punch, 3/4 circle punch, 21/2 circle punch, Sm oval punch, Brights buttons, Pumpkin pie 1/8 taffeta ribbon, Dimensional dots

Monday, September 10, 2012

Stay for a while

Hi Everyone!! Been a busy little bee this past week and weekend. :) I needed to take care of a sewing project for my niece, and that took longer than expected. But I do have a card to share today. After a LONG weekend, I played along in this weeks Color Me Beautiful challenge again. I really love that they post the challenge on a Friday.. It lets me think about the colors for a few days, and allows me to take my time to get some ideas going in my brain. :) OK, here are this weeks colors
I tried to incorporate all the colors again this week, and this is what I came up with -
I used the set Tea Shoppe. :) I am an avid tea drinker, so getting this set was a real no brainer. :) I think it turned out sweet in these colors too. Hope you think so too. :) Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Tea Shoppe
Paper -  Always Artichoke, Raspberry Ripple, Calypso Coral,Very Vanilla, Spice Cake DSP
Ink - Always Artichoke, Raspberry Ripple, Calypso Coral, More Mustard
Accessories - Big Shot, Labels Framelits, Paper Piercer, Festive Paper Piercing pack, Tea bag, Doilies sizzlit, 3/4, 1'' circle punches, Chantilly Crochet trim, Calypso Coral Bakers Twine, Dimensional Dots

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Color me

Hi Everyone! It's Tuesday, and that means a color challenge card from me right?? Well, I do have a color challenge card for you, but it is not my usual Splitcoaststampers challenge. I found a brand new color challenge blog called Color me Beautiful. It is brand new, and this week is the very first challenge. Here are the colors for this weeks challenge -
Lots to work with... :) We need to chose at least three of the colors in the palette to use on our project. I chose to use them all for my card. I consider using ANY color of purple a real challenge, so I really wanted to challenge myself. :) Here is my submission -
I stamped my image from Fast and Fabulous with Stazon onto watercolor paper, and then colored the blooms with Perfect plum, Rich Razzleberry, and Lucky Limeade. The shaded area behind the blooms is actually Wisteria Wonder. My sentiment is stamped in Basic Gray, and added a Basic Gray satin ribbon to complete my card. :) I love these colors together, and can't wait to see what is going to be next. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Fast and Fabulous, Pursuit of happiness
Paper - Watercolor, Basic Gray
Ink - black Stazon, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, Rich Razzleberry, Perfect Plum, Basic Gray
Accessories - Aquapainter, Basic Gray Satin Ribbon, Dimensional dots

Friday, August 31, 2012

Christmas Blessings

Hello Everyone! I had the chance to play for a little while last evening after the boys went to bed. Back in July when the catty first came out I purchased a new Christmas set, Christmas Blessings. I really love the line drawings, and sentiments. It was another one of the sets that spoke to me, and I considered it a must have. :)  Here is my first sample using the set -
I really think this sets line drawings lent itself to the DSP Be Of Good Cheer too. It has a vintage feel, so I went with it. :) I stamped my images 2 times in Early Espresso, heat set, then colored them with my Cherry Cobbler re-inker and an aqua painter. the center of the poinsettia is colored with a little bit of More Mustard and a blender pen. I punched one the colored images out using the 1 3/4" circle and then cut the other out and popped it up onto the first one to give it the out of the box appearance. I really like the outcome, and now I only have about 97 more to go. :) Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Christmas Blessings
Paper - Natural Ivory, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Early Espresso, Be of Good Cheer DSP
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Early Espresso, More Mustard
Accessories - Corner Rounder Punch, Dotted Scallop trim border punch, Scallop border punch, paper piercer, Aqua painter, blender pen, Gumball Green satin stitched ribbon, Crochet Trim, Dimensional Dots

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Kick up yer' Heels

Hi Everyone! I have a quick post and a card to share with my new favorite set Bootiful Occasions. I seriously can not say enough about it! I love when I really get use out of a set! Here is my card-
I sent this card off to the parents of my youngest sons best friend with the sentiment "Relax" inside, along with a gift certificate for dinner out as a thank you for a few sleep overs this summer. :)
I stamped my boot onto water color paper, heat set it, then colored it using Soft Suede and Chocolate Chip inks and an aqua painter. Added a punched star and some other simple details to finish it off. I Love it!
Thanks for taking a peek! 
Heather :)
Stamps - Bootiful Occasions, Wood grain
Paper - Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Comfort Cafe DSP, Water color, Very vanilla
Ink - Chocolate chip, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Accessories - Paper Piercer, Linen thread, Choc. chip button, Lg Star punch, Aqua painter, dimensional dots

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

You Suit me

Hello everyone! It's been back to full swing here in this house for the past week or so. So, sorry for the short break. I do have a card to share today, and of course it is for the color challenge on Splitcoaststampers. Today's colors were some really different ones for me.. Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade, and Daffodil delight. Here is my submission for today -
I found inspiration for my card on Case Study. I found these colors really easy to work with if I kept it CAS. So that is exactly what I did. :) OK, I am off to get the rest of the day complete. Laters!:)
Heather :)
Stamps - Established Elegance, Tea Shoppe
Paper - Lucky Limeade, Lucky Limeade DSP, Daffodil delight, Whisper White
Ink - Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil delight
Accessories - Dotted scallop trim border punch, paper piercing tool, Brights buttons, itty bitty punch pack, White Bakers twine, Basic Rhinestones


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wicked Cool in August

Hi Everyone! I am posting really early today considering I have alot to do during the day today. It is my boys first day back to school. Yes, not so quietly inside, I am jumping for joy as my fridge and couch finally get a reprieve, and the house will stay tidy for more than a 1/2 hour. :)
Yesterday, while going through my dog-eared layouts, I came across a card layout that I wanted to recreate using SU products. I think it turned out fabulous :) -

It looks like a lot of work, but it came together really easily. I stamped the bat and candelabra
images in black craft ink on Basic Gray paper, clear embossed them, then punched them out using the 1" square punch and backing them with Tangerine Tango using the postage stamp punch. I did the same for the other 5 squares.  Then I stamped my O, C, and T in Tangerine Tango with the Morning Post alphabet, cutting them out and layering them onto the squares. The 3 and 1 are done the same way using the set Memorable Moments. I added the witches boots, and some other details to make it complete :) OK, that's it for me, thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Heather :)

Stamps - Wicked Cool, Morning Post Alphabet, Memorable Moments
Paper - Black, Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango, Basic Gray, Howlstooth DSP
Ink - Black, black craft, Tangerine Tango, More Mustard
Accessories - Big Shot, Large scallop edgelit, Postage stamp punch, 1" square Punch, Paper piercer, essential mat pack, itty bitty punch pack, Clear EP, Heat tool, Natural button, Linen Thread, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensional dots

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Hello Everyone... I am having a lazy Tuesday here at home. The kiddos are off with friends once again, and I am left to my own devices here at home. :) So,... time to play downstairs a little. I have some scrap layouts dog-eared in a couple of magazines so I think I will get those started as well as play along in the color challenge on Splitcoast. Today's colors were some different ones for me,.. Bravo Burgundy, Regal Rose, and Summer Starfruit. Here is my submission for the challenge -

I used a set that I think I have only inked up one time before, Papaya Collage. I like the shabby vintage images in it, so I am not quite sure why I don't use it more often. I added Pink Pirouette to the scheme for today to soften the contrast between the two bold colors. I think it turned out great. OK, off to get those pages started. :) Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Heather :)

Stamps - Papaya Collage, Blooming with kindness
Paper - Naturals Ivory, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette
Ink - Versamark, Summer Starfruit, Regal Rose, Bravo Burgundy
Accessories - White EP, Heat Tool, Paper Piercing tool, Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Two Way glue, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensional dots

Friday, August 17, 2012

Wish Big Sean!

Happy Birthday to my sweet Sean! I hope your day is just what you imagined!!

Laters!! :)

Heather :)

Stamps - Word Play
Paper - Green Galore, Pacific Point
Ink - Pacific Point
Accessories - 2 1/2, 1 3/4 circle punches, Sm star punch, Island Indigo Bakers Twine, Paper piercer, dimensional dots

Out comes the Sun

Hello Everyone!! I have to say that I am having such a fun time with the set Bootiful Occasions. I can't tell you enough just how much I LOVE this set. It is just too cute and fun to get inky with! :) Maybe it is speaking to my inner fashionista... Ha! If my husband read that he would have Laughed until he cried... considering I live in Capri's, t-shirts, and flip flops these days. Guess, I need to work on that a little. Any hoo, enough yada yada, and onto my second card with Bootiful Occasions -

This card just makes me happy! :) I stamped my boot image onto watercolor paper with versamark, heat embossed with black EP, then colored it using my aqua painter using Daffodil Delight and Pool Party inks. I made my sun with a 1 3/8" circle punch, and the pennant punch. My clouds are hand cut, and I added a little piercing to them for detail. OK, I am off to get ready for my first born's 12th Birthday today! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! :)

Heather :)

Stamps - Bootiful Occasions
Paper - Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Black, Watercolor, Comfort Cafe' DSP, Daffodil Delight DSP
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Versamark
Accessories - Big Shot, Finishing Touches edgelit, scallop edge border punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Pennant Punch, Piercing tool, Dimensional dots

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Happy Christmas

Hi Everyone! I have another sample to share made with the Ornament Keepsake bundle from the mini catalog. I kept this sample really clean and simple. I will most likely be using this for my next months club too. So Ladies if your looking here is a sneak peek! OK, onto the card -

I used a new color on this sample too, Raspberry Ripple. Super Clean and Simple right.? Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! :)

Heather :)

Stamps - Ornament Keepsakes, More Merry Messages
Paper - Basic Gray, Whisper White, Whisper White DSP
Ink - Raspberry Ripple, Basic Gray
Accessories - Big Shot, Holiday Ornaments Famelits, Scallop Trim border punch, Paper piercing pack, White taffeta ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, dimensional dots

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Bootiful Occasions

Hi Everyone! In recent days I have had a little more time to myself as the summer is coming to a bitter end for the kiddos as school is starting up again next week. I can hardly contain my excitement while writing that... My insides are giddy and smiling! :) So,... on these days when they are off with their friends, I get to play with my new acquisitions from Stampin' Up! :) When the catalog came out in July, I spied the set Bootiful Occasions. The images in this set are SO CUTE. Try as I might to pass it up, I just could not.. So here is my first card with this Uber cute set -

Considering Halloween is coming up, I started with the witches boot first. I paired it with the gorgeous Howlstooth DSP from the holiday mini catalog. I colored my boot with my blender pen and More Mustard ink, and then paper pieced the strap and inside of the boot with the opposite side of the multicolored panel shown. I really think it turned out great. Can't wait to play some more! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Heather :)

Stamps - Bootiful Occasions
Paper - Basic Gray, Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango, Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP
Ink - Black Stazon, More Mustard
Accessories - Big Shot, Stripe EF, Delicate Doilies Sizzlit, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, Dimensional dots, blender pen 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Blooming with hope

Hi All! I have a quick post this morning sharing a card made for the weekly color challenge on Splitcoast stampers. The colors this week were all hues of blue,.. Night of Navy, Tempting turquoise, and Pacific Point. I kept my design CAS for ease, and got a chance to use a new set to me from the main catalog called Blooming with Kindness. Here is my card -

The dessert option for this week was to add a swirl, so I added a few quilled flowers. :) I hope that counts. OK, I am off to get the day complete. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! :)

Heather :)

Stamps - Blooming with Kindness
Ink - Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise
Paper - Night of Navy, Whisper White, Pacific Point
Accessories - Big Shot, Labels framelit, Paper piercing tool, essentials paper piercing pack, 2 1/2" and 1 3/4" circle punches, Butterflies embosslit, Tempting turquoise grosgrain ribbon, white bakers twine, Simply Scored

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wisteria Wishes

Hi Everyone! I have a card to share made with some new goodies for the mini catalog. I was playing quite a bit last week while getting ready for my upcoming club. I really wanted to showcase alot of the bundle items to the girls. I really like that Stampin' Up! is offering bundles in this catalog at a 15% savings. Way Cool right?! Well here is my card made with the Ornament Keepsake bundle -

I love the fact that ALL the ornaments in the stamp set, have a die that coordinates with them! Whoop!! So Simple. :) I know it was kinda of early to be showing a Christmas card, but I wanted to share. One down, and 99 to go! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Ornament Keepsakes, More Merry Messages
Paper - Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder DSP
Ink - Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party
Accessories - Big Shot, Finishing touches edgelit, Holiday Ornaments Framlits, Paper Piercing tool, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade bakers twine, Two way glue pen, Dazzling diamonds glitter, Basic Rhinestones, White taffeta ribbon, Dimensional dots

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Above & Beyond

Hi Everyone!! It's Tuesday, and I had a chance to play in the Color Challenge on Splitcoast this morning while my boys slept in! :) Love when they do, and I can get to things uninterrupted. :)) Today's colors were some new ones, Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, and a oldie but goodie, Old Olive. I haven't really used the new In Colors, so I had to play along. Here is my card -

I found inspiration for my card from Stamp It, a publication by Paper Crafts. I really love the bold colors together. I made the little banners across the balloon with a 1/8" scrap from my desk, as well as the balloons basket. Turned out to be a cute thank you card, don't you think? Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Up, Up, and Away, One in a Million
Paper - Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Old Olive, Raspberry Ripple DSP
Ink - Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple
Accessories - Small Star Punch, Paper piercing tool, Dimensional Dots, Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Simply Wonderful

Hi Everyone! I have one more club sample to share with you today. :) I ordered the Summer Smooches Promo products at the beginning of the summer, and never got the chance to use them, so why not use them with my club girls. Here is another card for my gals-

I used a layout straight from the current catalog to keep it simple, and just changed up a few details to fit my liking. :) Love the new Argyle EF too. OK, I am off to do some chores. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Bright Blossoms, Friendly Phrases
Paper - Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Summer Smooches DSP
Ink - Lucky Limeade, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, Real Red, Pumpkin pie, Daffodil delight
Accessories - Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Argyle EF, Paper Piercing tool, Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon, Lucky Limeade Bakers twine, Dimensional dots 

Friday, August 3, 2012

Sweet Thank you

Hi Everyone! It's Friday....:) I have been another busy little bee this week. Celebrating my husbands birthday with family, and trying to get my samples ready for my upcoming club. We have a new Holiday Mini to shop through, so I wanted to make a card showcasing one of my favorite sets from the mini, Perfectly Preserved, and showcase some of the new In Colors. I think this card did all that and then some -

I used a new color Primrose Petal for my card base, and some of the Primrose Petal DSP too. My fruit is stamped in Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, and Raspberry Ripple. I like this Summery Combo. Don't you?! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Perfectly Preserved
Paper - Primrose Petal, Primrose Petal DSP, Very Vanilla, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Early Espresso
Ink - Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, Early Espresso
Accessories - Big Shot, Framelits Cannery Set, Edgelits Finishing Touches, Paper Piercing tool, Pretty in Pink 1/8 taffeta ribbon, Gumball Green Satin Stitched ribbon, Sm oval Punches, Glue dots, Dimensional Dots, Early Espresso bakers twine

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Up in the Air

Hi Everyone! I have a Super quick post for you this morning! The weather outside has finally been gracious enough to cooperate with us here in Illinois to give a little relief of the heat and drought...So my yard is beckoning me to give it some much needed TLC. :) So with that said, here is a card that I made with a new set Up in the Air. I know it's not new, but it is to me... Here is my card - 

Another CAS for me... Today called for it! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Up, Up, and Away
Paper - Whisper White, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade DSP
Ink - Pool Party, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral
Accessories - Big Shot, Fancy Fan EF, 2 1/2" circle punch, Pool Party Bakers Twine, Dimensional Dots

Friday, July 27, 2012

Preserved just for you

Hi Everyone! I finally got all the running that I could today done! Phew.... So, with that said I am putting my derriere in a chair and sharing a card made with some new goodies from the upcoming SU Holiday Mini Catalog. There is an Uber sweet set called Perfectly Preserved  in the Holiday Mini catalog, and I fell in LOVE! Here is my sample -

This canning jar can be filled with SO many things! :) Today I just kept it simple, and filled it with flowers. I stamped my image on water color paper with Versamark and heat embossed it with white EP. I used my aqua painter and Baja Breeze reinker to add the water, then cut out the embossed and colored image. I placed my cut out onto the card base, then stamped my stems and added the blooms. Added a simple black frame around the blooms, and added the just for you tag. Love it! Off to play some more... Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Perfectly Preserved
Paper - Naturals White, Black, Water Color, Wisteria Wonder
Ink - Versamark, Gumball Green, Black, Baja Breeze
Accessories - Heat Tool, White EP, Aqua painter, Paper Piercing tool, Ruler, black marker, Wisteria Wonder Bakers Twine, flower from Punch pack, Basic Pearls, Dimensional dots

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Birthday Blimp

Hi Everyone! I have another quick post for you today. I had the evening to myself yesterday, and played a little again. When the mojo hits, I am taking full advantage these days. I inked up the set Moving Forward again. I have to say that I REALLY like this set. It was one of those "must have" sets that jumped up and said "Pick me, Pick me!" Well who could say no? Here is my card -

I had the scraps from the previous card on my desk, so I used those papers. :) I stamped my Blimp image in Black, cut it out, then added the little banners in Pool Party. The clouds are hand cut, and I added a little piercing around them for detail, and punched my Sun from the Domestic Goddess DSP. Really Simple and Sweet! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Moving Forward
Paper - Whisper White, Pool Party, Sahara Sand
Ink - Black, real Red
Accessories - Paper Piercing tool, Big Shot, Fancy Fan EF, Pool Party bakers twine. 2 1/2 circle punch, Dimensional dots, Two Way glue

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Hi Everyone! I have a quick post for you this morning... I had some more time to play I played with some new sets from the new catalog. :) I was inspired by a card that I found on Case Study to use the new set called Take Care. I really love the branch image, and the sweet nest from this set, so those are the images I used for this card -

I stamped my images with Chocolate Chip, and Lucky Limeade inks, then used my Blender pen to pull a little of the chocolate chip into the white space of the nest. Then cut it out, and added the heart shaped bitty buttons for "eggs". I used my XL bird punch for my love birds, and added the Blessings sentiment to make this a sweet baby card. I guess it could be a house warming card for a newly wed couple too. You decide. :) I love the outcome! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! :) Details Below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Take Care
Paper - Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Real Red Textured, Domestic Goddess DSP
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Lucky Limeade
Accessories - XL Bird Punch, Heart to Heart punch, Lucky Limeade and Pool Party ruffled ribbon, Bitty Buttons, Linen Thread, Sm Oval Punch, Dimensional Dots, Blender Pen

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Fast and Fab CC385

Hello Everyone! I have been away for awhile again. Sorry. I have had a really busy bunch of weeks with the kiddos now that summer is in it's dog days, and things were getting tedious with them. So it was Mom to the rescue with a lot of outings, and then getting them ready for Camp! But I am back, and I have a card to share. It just so happens to be Tuesday, so that means a Splitcoast Color Challenge card is in order.. ( Don't want to break with tradition and all..:) Today's colors were Real Red, Island Indigo, and Wisteria Wonder, with a desert option to make it a summer card. I have to say I was a little baffled by this combo. So I decided to keep it really simple, just paper and ink. Here is my card -

I used the set called Fast and Fabulous from last years catalog. I barely used this set when it was current, it always seemed to be on lend to someone. But its all good! I stamped my images in the colors for the challenge then used my blender pen to color them. Really "Fast & Fabulous" if I do say so myself! OK, that's it for me! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Fast & Fabulous (retired), Pennant Parade (Sentiment)
Paper - Naturals White
Ink - Real Red, Island Indigo, Wisteria Wonder, Black
Accessories - 1" square punch, Blender pen, Dimensional Dots

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tea and CC382

Hi Everyone! I have a really quick post for you today...Need to get my shopping done before the July 4th holiday... I Played along in the Color Challenge on Splitcoast this morning. Todays colors were Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White. Note to self..NEED to use Calypso Coral more often!! Really! Here is my card for today -

I  still had all my stuff still on my desk from yesterday's post, so I decided to use some of the same dies from the Apothecary labels set on the card for today. This is also another card that I found on Pintrest, and just put my twist on it! I added a little bit of Pool Party DSP to my color palette to break it up just a little. :) OK I am off ! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Heather :)

Stamps - Tea Shoppe
Paper - Confetti White, Very Vanilla, Black, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake DSP, Pool Party DSP
Ink - Black, Calypso Coral, White Craft
Accessories - Big Shot, Apothecary Labels, Paper Piercing tool, Scallop Trim Border punch, White EP, Heat tool, 1 3/4" circle punch, Calypso Coral Bakers Twine, Neutrals buttons, brads, Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon, Distressing tool, Dimensional dots, Mini Glue Dots, Basic Pearl, black sharpie, corner rounder punch

Monday, July 2, 2012

Stacked Wishes

Hi Everyone! I do hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was Awesome! My Husband and I were sans the kiddos for the early part of the weekend,... LOVE when that happens! :) I got a chance to do some lurking on Pintrest, and found tons of inspiration!! So that is what I am sharing with you today. I fell in love with a card by Maile Belles, and had to recreate it with SU products.  Here is my version

 I used the set Fabulous Phrases to create my sentiment, and used the top of the cupcake builder punch to make the different colored ice cream scoops. I really liked how it turned out using SU Products. OK, that's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Fabulous Phrases
Paper - Crumb Cake, Naturals Ivory, Certainly Celery, Pool Party, Blushing Bride, So Saffron
Ink - Black
Accessories - Big Shot, Snow Burst EF (retired ), Cupcake builder punch, pennant punch, White tafeta ribbon, black button (neutrals Collection), Two Way glue, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensional dots