Tuesday, June 26, 2012

By the Sea

Hi Everyone! I have been away for a few days...Sorry. I do have a quick post for you this afternoon. I have been wanting to ink up the set Moving Forward again like mad, so I set out to do just that today. I needed a starting point, So..., I checked out the color challenge over on Splitcoast again. I know, you didn't see that coming did ya?! Well I don't think you will be disappointed that I played with either really! Here is my card for the challenge -

The colors for today's challenge were Whisper White, Island Indigo, and Pool Party. I chose Crumb cake as my second neutral, and added a little real red to brighten it up a little. The Light blue paper is a non SU scrap from my pile, but close enough to pool party that I decided to use it up. See I told you that you wouldn't be disappointed. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Moving Forward
Paper - Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Summer Smooches DSP, Bazzill Basics Sparkle
Ink - Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Pool Party, real red
Accessories - Distressing tool, 2 1/2" circle Punch, Coluzzle, 1 1/4 circle punch, 3/4 circle punch, real red button, Scallop edge punch, Island Indigo Bakers twine, Paper piercing tool, Dimensional Dots, Sponge

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Neutral and Established

Hi Everyone! I have a quick post for you this evening.... I was cleaning up my desk getting ready for my club this weekend, and I came across all these rolled roses that I made a while ago, and decided to put them to use rather than throw them away. That was my intention in the first place so I feel good that I finally used something that I tucked away for a rainy day. Gosh, do I need a lot of rainy days!  Well, onto the card right -

I used the set Established Elegance from the main catalog. All my papers are neutrals that are scraps that were left on my table too! I love when I can just grab elements and papers from my table and get them to work! Ok, I am off to get the kiddos ready for bed. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Established Elegance, Fabulous Phrases
Paper - Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Basic Gray DSP, Newsprint DSP
Ink - Basic Gray, Black
Accessories - Big Shot, Delicate Doilies Lg Die, Paper piercing tool, Distressing tool, sponge, 1 3/4, 1 1/4" circle punches, boho blossom punch, punch pack, basic pearls, gray sharpie

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Moving Forward CC380

Hi Everyone! It is an unbearable 96 degrees here in Illinois, and that means I am staying in and playing. I got all my running done this AM, and then quietly snuck downstairs to play along in the color challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. Today's hostess gave us some great colors to work with today, Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, and Always Artichoke. I have been itching to ink up the new Ronald McDonald house charities stamp put out by SU this year called Moving Forward since I received it in my box of goodies at the beginning of the month. So today was the day. I really wasn't sure if the colors would work with the images, but I sure gave it my all! :) Here is my card for the challenge today -

I really like how it came out! I used some new goodies and some old ones too! The set, as I mentioned before, is from the new catalog, and the ribbons are all discontinued as well as the DSP. The EF is from the new catalog, and that is called Fancy Fan. I really believe that this EF will become a "fan" favorite really quick! I Love it! OK, off to get some other work done! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Moving Forward
Ink - Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip
Paper - Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Our House DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Labels Framelits, XL cupcake punch, Fancy Fan EF, Paper Piercing tool, distressing tool, Choc. chip double stitch ribbon, Peach Parfait twill ribbon, Linen thread, mini brad, Tangerine tango Pom-pom trim, Dimensional Dots, 3/8" circle punch, cropadile

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Father's Day for Coco

Hi Everyone! I have a short post for you today. I waited to the last minute to make a Father's Day card for my boys to give their God Father ( Coco ). Why does he have the name Coco?? Well it goes back 10 years or so now,..My oldest, Sean, learning to speak, could not for the lack of trying pronounce Uncle. All he would say was Coco to his God Father. So, to this day he is Coco. Which is probably a good thing, considering my sister and I married men with the same first name.. I know confusing right??! But now there is no confusion for them at family parties either! Anyhoo, you stopped by to check out some crafty goodness, so enough yada yada, and onto the sample for today -

I found inspiration for this card at StampinConnection, a website for SU Demonstrators only.
I used some new and retired elements for this card. The DP is from years past called Urban Oasis. The ship is from the set called Open Sea, and can be found in the main catalog, as well as the Big Shot Labels Framelits. OK off to put this in the mail, so it gets there in time. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - The Open Sea, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper - Basic Gray, Marina Mist, Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Urban Oasis DSP
Ink - Going Gray, Midnight Muse
Accessories - Big Shot, Labels Framelits Die, Paper piercing tool, mini brads, Dimensional dots

Monday, June 11, 2012

Two by Two

Hi Everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was full of running kids around and such, So I declared this afternoon, that I wanted to sit down and play a little with some more new goodies from the new SU Catalog!! I hope you don't mind! :) When I first got the new catalog, I fell in love with a new single stamp called Two by Two. It is SO CUTE! Here let me show you -

See, don't you agree!! I colored my image with my SU markers and my versamarker. I use the versamarker to blend my colors, and to add some depth to the areas that I want to appear darker, or have a shadow.  I don't think that it is a recorded "technique", it is just something that I figured out on my own. :) Give it a try, it's really fun, I promise!! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Two by Two
Paper - Whisper White, Pool Party DSP
Ink - Black Stazon, Creamy Carmel, So Saffron, Going Gray, Pumkin Pie, Tangerine tango, Temp. Turqouise, real red, versamarker
Accessories - Coluzzle, XL build a cupcake punch, Pool Party Bakers twine, Big shot, Perfect polka dots EF, dimensional dots

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

here's to you CC378

Hi Everyone! I have a really quick post today. I played along in yesterdays color challenge on Splitcoast, and knocked out an Anniversary card for my sister and her husband. The colors for the challenge were Certainly Celery, Pool Party and Daffodil delight. Here is my card -

Fresh, bright and cheery.... :) OK I am off to put this in the mail! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Friendly Phrases
Paper - Certainly celery, Very Vanilla, Daffodil delight, Pool Party DSP, Certainly Celery DSP, Basic Gray DSP, Beyond the garden DSP
Ink - Basic Gray
Accessories - Big Shot, Framelits die, Perfect pennant die, 1 3/4" and 1 1/4" circle punches, lg oval punch, Pool Party ribbon, neutrals buttons, crochet trim, lucky limeade bakers twine, paper piercing tool, dimensional dots

Monday, June 4, 2012

New Color and a Birthday wish

Hi Everyone! I had a chance to play with some of the new colors for the new 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! catalog. Today I gave Gumball Green a shot. I had the sets Apothecary Art and Papaya Collage out on my desk still, and decided to ink them up one more time too!  I needed to make a Birthday card for someone special, and these sets will do just the trick! :)  Here is my card -

I think it turned out great! I found inspiration for this card on the Case Study challenge blog. I stamped the Apothecary art image onto Naturals white with black Stazon, then water colored the blooms with the Gumball Green re-inker and my aqua painter. I then stamped it again, colored some of the blooms, cut them out, and popped them up onto the same blooms of the first ones I colored. I added a little bit of Dazzling diamonds onto each of the centers of the blooms for a little bit of extra detail. So what do you think of Gumball Green?? Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Wood Grain, Apothecary Art, Papaya Collage, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Paper - Naturals White, Gumball Green
Ink - Craft White, Gumball Green, Summer starfruit, Soft Suede, Black Stazon
Accessories - Big Shot, Labels Framlits, Cropadile, Naturals Buttons, Hemp Twine, Luck limeade ribbon, 5/8" crochet trim, Sponge, Dimensional dots, mini glue dots, aqua painter, two way glue, Dazzling diamonds glitter