Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Hi All! I just wanted to pop in and say hey, and let you know I have been thinking about you. I have been trying my best to get downstairs for awhile, but to no avail. :(  My life has been put on hold for the time being while I am learning to deal with some difficult health issues. Pain is a tricky thing..  So thanks for hanging in there with me! I promise I will share some crafty goodness soon!

Take Care-
Heather :)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Sprinkled with smiles

Hi Everyone! Sorry I have been away for a little while, but I needed a little rest, and have been playing catch up from my Moms move. :) Thanks for understanding.. I do have a project to share today. It is a scrap page of my Nieces again. :) This page is actually another one of the SAB samples that I did for the display boards at Leadership...Here is my page -

The pictures of them are from this past Halloween. They all looked so Cute!! Here is a close up of the title for the page -

I stamped the flower image in Versamark and added the punched flowers in differtent sizes for some added depth to the tone on tone punched borders. Turned out Super Sweet I think! :) Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Sprinkled Expressions
Ink - Versamark, Black
Paper - Pool Party, Melon Mambo, Crushed Concord, Poppy Parade, Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Simple Alphabet, Flower Fusion Sizzlit die, Punch Pack, Lace Border Punch, Dotted Scallop ribbon border punch, Basic Rhinestones, Mini library clip, mini Glue Dots

Friday, February 10, 2012

Bee Mine?

Hi Everyone! Happy Weekend! I have another quick post for you today. Today, on Facebook, Stampin' Up! is showcasing some Valentines made by the 2012 Artisan Award winners. Each month SU asks us if we would like to contribute to their Facebook wall with a holiday project. I always think to myself, "C'mon, are we going to pass up an opportunity to get a little inky?" Well, I sure can't! :) So here is my Valentine -

I had a little fun with my punches! What do ya think??  Inspiration came from Jan. issue of Paper Crafts. The beehive is made using the XL oval and the Large oval punches along with the word window punch. I inked the edges of the punched ovals with some More Mustard ink for some added depth. I hand cut the tree limb, and the leaves are made with the large oval punch. SU does not make an oval as small as I was looking for, so in order to make the bees, I cut a strip of So Saffron and Black paper 1/16 smaller than the 1/2 inch, which is 7/16ths. This way I can insert the ends of the strip of paper in from the back of the punch, and round the ends. Did that make sense? I just repeated that step with the black strip to make the stripes on the bees. The rest of the card is pretty self explanatory. I had so much fun making this card, I hope you get "BIZZY" with your punches too! :) Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek! :)

Heather :)

Stamps - none
Paper - Poppy Parade, More Mustard, Choc. Chip, Pool Party, Whisper White. So Saffron, Basic Black, Pear Pizazz
Ink - More Mustard
Accessories - Big Shot, Perfect Polka dot EF, Billboard Alphabet, XL and LG Oval punches, small Heart punch, Owl Builder punch, 1/2 circle punch, Pinking heart border punch, Word Window Punch, Black Marker, Sponge, Dimensional dots, Mini Glue dots

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Forever & Always

Hi Everyone! I have a quick post for you this afternoon... The kiddo's have a day off of school, so my attention and time are at a minimum if ya' know what I mean. :) Anyway, I have a card to share with you today..My friend, and awesome upline, Julie Kasper, went and did something a little crazy, but way cool all at the same time. She got MARRIED!!! :) I am SO happy for her, that words cannot express..! So can you guess what kind of card I made?? What? did I make that too easy? Yep! A Wedding card -

I used some new goodies from the Occasions mini catalog. The Stamp set is called Apothecary Art. It coordinates with the new Big Shot Framelits Labels collection. LOVE!!  So Easy to work with! :)
I love the outcome of her card, and can't wait to see her to share in her joy! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Apothecary Art, Loving Thoughts ( both can be found in the Occasions mini catalog )
Paper - Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Blushing Bride DSP, Textured Sahara Sand
Ink - Stazon, Sahara Sand, Markers - versamarker, Pink Pirouette, Blushing bride, Pear Pizazz, Pool Party, So Saffron
Accessories - Big Shot, Labels Collections Framelits, Stripe EF, Doily, Paper Piercing tool, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Basic Pearl, Sponge, Dimensional dots, mini Glue dots

Monday, February 6, 2012

Enchanted, Fresh and Happy

Hi All! Has everyone recovered from the weekend? I hope so... :) I have a card and a 3D project to share with you today...I feel like I am repeating myself with these posts, considering these samples are some more of what I submitted for Leadership last month. But I want to share them with you, so I guess you'll have to hang in there just a little longer... I promise I won't disappoint. :) OK, onto the card -

I used the SAB set called Fresh Vintage for the background, and Pursuit of Happiness for the sentiment, which can be found in the main catalog. I wanted to create a delicate background, so I stamped the flourish in Versamark, and clear embossed it. I repeated the same technique on the sentiment panel. I thought about adding a few more embellishments, but decided not to, considering the beautiful DSP. It really speaks for itself, and I didn't want to cover it up. :) For the 3D-

I used the same papers and kept the stamping simple as to not to take away from the beautiful Everyday Enchantment DSP again. I really love making this little bag too. I made it using the Fancy Favor Box die for the Big Shot. I made the bottom of the bag as you  normally would, following the template from the die. For the top of the bag, I simply cut off the tabs that would be the bottom of the box, pinched it closed, punched a few holes at the top, and tied it closed with some Pool Party ribbon. I am sure if you give it a try, you will be just as in love with this little bag as I am. OK, I am off... Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Fresh Vintage (Saleabration),  Pursuit of Happiness, Fabulous Phrases
Paper - Very Vanilla, Naturals Ivory, Poppy Parade smooth and textured, Pool Party, Peach Parfait textured, Everyday Enchantment DSP (Saleabration)
Ink- Versamark, Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade, Soft Suede
Accessories - Clear EP, Heat tool, Paper Piercing tool, Big Shot, Butterflies Embosslit, Poppy Parade Twill ribbon, Fancy Favor Box, XL oval punch, Oval frame EF, 1/2" circle punch, Sponge, 1/8" lucky Limeade organza ribbon, Pool Party Ruffled ribbon, Linen thread, Basic Rhinestones and pearls, orange sharpie to color the rhinestone, sticky strip, Dimensional Dots, 1/16" hole punch

Friday, February 3, 2012

3 times the Love

Hi Everyone! I have a quick post today.. Off to my Moms again...:) I am still not done showing you  SAB samples that were made for Leadership. Today's Sample is a scrapbook page. I think it took me about 15 minutes to complete this page. No struggle or agonizing over these pictures...

.....Oh the men in my life!! If they were only as simple as this layout!! HA!! Here is close up of the Title -

I added a little glitter to the love to mimic the water element in the their pictures, and to make it stand out a little more against the bright paper. I really love this page too...:) Thanks for stopping by today, and taking a peek! :) Details Below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Outlined Occasions (SAB)
Paper - Island indigo, Marina mist,Tempting turquoise, Whisper white, Crushed Concord, Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizazz, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizazz DSP
Ink - Black
Accessories - Big shot, billboard alphabet, Serif Essential Alphabet, timeless type alphabet, Heart to heart punch, Perfect polka dot EF, pinking heart punch, Two way glue, Dazzling Diamonds, paper piercing tool, dimensional dots

Thursday, February 2, 2012

CASE of the blues, Valentine?

Hi Everyone! I have been SUPER busy since my last post. My Mom is in the final days of getting ready to make her move into a brand new town, and home, so there has been alot of little fires to put out, and get done. :) I did however decide to take a short break from the moving Chaos, and share another card that my club gals did last weekend. It is actually a CASE of a Super sweet card made by Debbie Currier. I loved her colors, and wanted to make a gender neutral valentine. Her card fit the bill perfectly. Here is my version -

I just changed the stamp used, and the sentiment panel. I REALLY loved how it turned out! The girls did too! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - I Heart Hearts, Grateful Greetings
Paper - Island Indigo, Whisper White, Twitterpated DSP
Ink - Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories - Paper Piercing tool, Heart to heart punch, Bitty Button, Big Shot, Oval Frame EF, Lg. Oval punch, Island Indigo Bakers Twine, Dimensional Dots, Basic Rhinestones