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