Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sew Sorry.....

Hi All! I have had some of you inquire as to where to find the pattern for the basket that I posted yesterday. I am sorry that I did not include it in the original post...I had not bookmarked it. But I did find it again, and a link to the tutorial, by Rachel Ricks on her blog the little blue room. I hope this helps all those out that were looking for some help. :)

Heather :)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sew Much

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having great weekend..:) I have been busy most of the day trying to play catch up, and cut some paper for my club girls coming by tomorrow. I am finally done, so I decided to sit down and share another sample with you. :) I have a 3D project for you today.. Can you guess what it could be by the title of this post?? Something to do with sewing maybe?? hmm... Let's see if you are right -



Wow..! You guys are so Bright!! Now I must tell you, this little creation is not of my own invention, I found this sweet basket on Pintrest, and recreated it using Stampin' Up! products. :) Here is picture of what is actually in the sewing basket -



I created a little button card using the Decorative Label punch, and a card of thread with the Tab punch. I had some small wooden spools that I recycled and added some Pear Pizazz and Rose Red Seam binding to them,... and a pin cushion -


using an old glitter container. I cut a circle of fabric about an inch larger then the lid of the container. I sewed a basting stitch around the edge of the circle, then stuffed the circle with batting. Once it was as full as I liked, I pulled the thread tight so it would close the circle, making it look like a little pillow. I then hot glued the "pillow" to the top of my lid. I added some Pear Pizazz twill ribbon to hide the glue line and finish the lid, adding the pink 1/8 taffeta ribbon and the button for detail. I LOVE this little pin cushion container because it is so functional. My pins and cushion are always together now. :) Thanks "Sew much" for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -


Heather :)

Stamps - Outlined Occasions (SAB)
Paper - Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink - Black, Pretty in pink, Rose Red, Pear Pizazz,  Crumb Cake
Accessories - White Bakers Twine, Decorative label punch, Tab punch, Subtles buttons Collection, Subtles Brads, Scallop edge punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Pear Pizazz and Rose Red Seam Binding, 1/8 pink taffeta ribbon, pear pizazz twill ribbon, sponge, recycled glitter container, sticky strip, Twitterpated Fabric






Friday, January 27, 2012

Sisters

Hi Everyone! Happy Weekend! I was a away for a day or two, but still have some more Sale-a-bration/Leadership samples to share. So are you ready?? I have a scrap page to share today. I had mentioned in an earlier post that I always find scrapping a little overwhelming because I get carried away looking at all the pictures that I NEED to scrap... Well this picture is one that I can now check off that list -



I adore this picture of my Sisters girls. :) I used the SAB set called Fresh Vintage. I guess I was just waiting for the perfect stamp set to create this page... because it worked out so well! :) Thanks for stopping by today, and taking a peek! Details below -


Heather :)


Stamps - Fresh Vintage (SAB)
Paper - Whisper White, Concord Crush, Melon Mambo, Blushing bride, Concord Crush DSP, Melon mambo DSP
Ink - Blushing Bride
Accessories - Big Shot, Billboard alphabet, Postage stamp punch, Butterflies embosslit, boho blossoms punch, scallop edge punch, paper piercing tool. basic pearls, blushing bride twill ribbon, Concord crush marker, ruler, dimensional dots


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

a Simple hello

Hi Everyone!! I have a really quick and easy card to share with you today. Yes,... this is yet another SAB display sample from leadership. :) I said I had a few more to share.. Oh, and you will never guess what stamp set I used.. Aw C'mon just take a guess?? You got it!! Elementary Elegance.. :) OK OK.. OK, onto the card -  

I am actually going to be using this card for my club girls this month. I know they will love it! I stamped the frame and the bird image in versamark, made a quick rolled flower added a  little bling to the center, tied a bow, and added the hello in Island indigo. OK, I am off to put the kiddos to bed! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)


Stamps - Elementary Elegance
Paper - Lucky Limeade, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink - Versamark, Island Indigo
Accessories - 1 3/4" circle punch, basic Rhinestones, Island Indigo ruffled ribbon, oval punch, dimensional dots, linen thread

Monday, January 23, 2012

Elegant and Beautiful you

Hi Everyone! SO.... are you tired of my display samples yet?? I hope not I have at least a few more to share over this next week. Today I am sharing a scrap page with you. I always say to myself that I NEED to sit down and actually scrap, but I always get carried away with looking at the pictures, and eventually loose total track of time, and yada yada...sound familiar? I am so weak for cute pictures of my kids. :) I am especially weak for pictures of my Step-Daughter Cassidy. I love her to pieces, and she is Beautiful inside and out..:) here let me show you -


Can you tell that I love the Everyday Enchantment Designer Papers for SAB this year. :) I told I really like Elementary Elegance... I promise I only have one more sample to share using this set. Naa NaaNaaNaaNaNA... I had my fingers crossed! :) OK back to the sample... I used Fabulous phrases from the main catalog to create my sentiment. I really love the outcome, and need to get more DSP so I can recreate the page for myself. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)


Stamps - Elementary Elegance, fabulous Phrases
Paper - Soft Suede, Pool Party, Naturals Ivory, Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB), Very Vanilla
Ink - Soft Suede, Poppy Parade, Crumb Cake, Pool Party
Accessories - Paper piercing tool, Curly label punch, sponge, 1 1/4 Circle punch, Basic Pearls, lucky limeade ruffled ribbon, pool party ruffled ribbon, mini glue dots, dimensional dots

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Shoot for the moon

Hello Everyone! I have a really quick post for you today... lots going on! I have another display boards sample for you today. :) It uses another one of the Sale-a-bration sets called Sprinkled Expressions. This set is Super Cute. Great for kids lunch box notes...:) That is where I found inspiration for the sample today -


I made a little punch art rocket shooting for the moon. Isn't it cute?! This was another one of the samples that I made that I had a hard time letting go of, but it's all good, I have the set, and I can recreate it.. :) OK... gotta' run, I have a niece that wants to celebrate turning 6. :) thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Sprinkled Expressions
Paper - Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Baja Breeze, Real Red, Pumpkin pie, Brushed Silver, Whisper White
Ink - Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight
Accessories - 2 1/2, 1 3/4,  3/8, 1/4 circle punches, lg oval punch, dotted ribbon border punch, sponge, 1/16 hole punch, color spritzer tool, linen thread, marker, dimensional dots

Saturday, January 21, 2012

An Elegant Birthday for a friend

Good Morning Everyone! I have another Leadership project to share with you today. :) It is actually a 3D project and a card. I said in yesterdays post that the Elementary Elegance SAB set was probably the set I was most comfortable working with for the display boards. I really like the shabby, vintage images. They really appeal to me in this set. I don't consider myself to be a girly girl, but this set really brought that side out of me....:) OK onto the projects -



Lots going on here right? But it's all good... I had a lot of fun making this one. Here are some closer views of the tag and the front  -



I added some music notes, using the music notes wheel, found in the main catalog to both the tag and the medallion I created on the front of the box. I inked up the wheel with Crumb Cake ink, then stamped off twice to give the really subtle effect. :)

On the card I used all of the same elements as the box -


I probably could have made this card a separate post, but I felt I would be repeating myself a little. I hope you like them... I sure do.. It was really hard to let them go. But I do get to share them with all of you. Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek! Details below -


Heather :)


Stamps - Elementary Elegance (SAB), Music Notes (wheel), Fabulous Phrases
Paper - Lucky Limeade, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Naturals Ivory, Crumb Cake, Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB)
Ink - Soft Suede, Crumb cake, Poppy Parade
Accessories - Big Shot, Fancy Favor Box, Oval frame EF, Curly Label Punch, Everyday Enchantment printed brad (SAB), Paper Piercing tool, mini vintage tags, distressing tool, sponge, 1 3/4, 1 3/8, 1 1/4, 1/2 circle punches, oval punch, Soft Suede taffeta ribbon, pool party ruffled ribbon, crochet trim, dimensional dots, mini glue dots, cropadile









Friday, January 20, 2012

An Elegant Hello

Good Morning! We made it... The Weekend! It has been a long week, and I have been anxious to share some more Sale-a-bration samples with you. You see I have had these samples for quite some time but was unable to share, considering all these projects that I will be sharing with you in the days to come were made for the display boards at the SU Leadership Conference. We (2011 Artisan Winners) were sworn to secrecy. It was a HARD job keeping that secret too! :) Anyhoo, lets get to some stamping goodness right! Here is my sample for you today -



I used the Sale-a-bration Set Elementary Elegance for this card. I stamped the frame image in craft white, embossed it with white EP, and gently sponged Crumb Cake ink over the embossed image to make it stand out considering I embossed White onto Very Vanilla. I think out of all the sets I had to work with, this set was the one I was most comfortable with. You will have to stop back by to see the rest of my Stamping Goodness.. Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek! :) Details below -


Heather :)

Stamps  - Elementary Elegance (SAB)
Paper - Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze
Ink - Crumb Cake, Craft White
Accessories - Big Shot, Daisy #2 die, Butterflies Embosslit, Bitty button, 3/8" circle punch, curly label punch, White EP, Heat tool, Very Vanilla 1/4" grosgrain Ribbon, Baja Breeze seam binding, Linen thread, Paper Piercing tool, dimensional dots, sponge



Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Celebrate your day

Hi Everyone! We are getting so close to my favorite time of year! No,... not Christmas, Sale-a-bration! It's one week away... So, I have been busy creating some samples for upcoming events, and have one of those samples to share with you today... Here ya go -




This card was made using the Outlined Occasions set found in the Sale-a-bration catalog. Super Cute right!! I love the bright colors, and the outline images from this set... I will have more samples for you in the days to come. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! :) Details below -

Heather :)


Stamps - Outlined Occcasions, Patterned Party
Paper - Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Brights DSP pack
Ink - Black, Daffodil delight, pumpkin pie, old olive, tempt. Turquoise
Access - Old olive 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, two way glue, dazzling diamonds, dimensional dots

Monday, January 16, 2012

Fab 50

Hi Everyone! I have a Super Quick post for you today... I am just sharing a Super Easy clean and simple card that I made for my Brother in law this past weekend. I used a little bit of contraband (non SU) on this card. Sometimes a girl has got to do what a girl has got to do. :) I kept it simple considering he is a mans man.. :) Here is my card -


I really like how it turned out. :) thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Fabulous Phrases, Workshop words
ink - Island Indigo
Paper - Island Indigo, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Paper Trey Numbers die, island indigo marker, ruler, dimensional dots

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Now you're Cookin'

Hi Everyone! I have a super quick post for you. Today I am sharing a card that I have been wanting to make since the new catalog came out in July. I just needed the appropriate season I guess. Here is my card -



See, I just can't go and give this card to my darling husband any ol' time. He will certainly think something is up! right?? HA! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -



Heather :)

Stamps - Workshop Words, Now You're Cooking, House and home
Ink- Black, Sahara Sand, Poppy Parade
Paper - Poppy Parade, Sahara Sand Textured, Domestic Goddess DSP, Whisper white, Glitter (red)
Access- Big Shot, Scallop rectangle clearlit die, billboard alphabet, pool party bakers twine, dimensional dots, sponge

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Twitterpated CC357

Hi Everyone!! It's Tuesday, so that means a color challenge for me today! I can't really explain why I feel the NEED to play along in the Color Challenge almost every week over on Splitcoast, but for some reason I don't feel complete if I don't play along. :) 
OK, onto this weeks colors... Blushing Bride, Red Riding hood, and Baja Breeze. These colors are from/ used in a new DSP pack found in the new Occasions mini catalog, called Twitterpated. The papers sure do make my heart flutter... :) Here is my card for today -


I opted to make a Valentine's card, considering the colors, and that the holiday is just around the corner. There is no stamping on this card either. I only used some Soft Suede ink on the edges to give the layers a little bit of depth. So this card was SUPER fast. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)

Paper - Whisper White, Twitterpated DSP, Baja Breeze, Blushing bride
Ink - Soft Suede
Accessories - Big Shot, Simple Alphabet, Fashionable hearts Embosslit die, XL bird punch, scallop border punch, Cherry Cobbler bakers twine, Sponge, dimensional dots

Monday, January 9, 2012

Hello Baby (SAB)

Hi again Everyone! I want to share a card sneak peek with you today too! It is a card made using a set from the Sale-a-bration catalog 2012! Yep! it's almost here.. just a few short weeks away. :) Here is my card -


I used the set Easy Events found in the main catalog, and Elementary Elegance from the Sale-a-bration catalog. I like the outcome, and can't wait for SAB to come around, then you clan play too!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! :) Details Below -

Heather :)


Stamps - Elementary Elegance, Easy events, Woodgrain
Ink - Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Black, Crumb Cake, Poppy parade
Paper - Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, poppy parade
Access - Spiral Punch, 3/8 circle punch, bitty buttons, lucky limeade bakers twine, pinking heart border punch, sponge, pool party ruffled ribbon, colored pencils, heart to heart punch, dimensional dots, two way glue





Sunday buns and a challenge

Hi Everyone! Happy Monday! I know you are thinking to yourself,..."She's awfully chipper this morning?" Yup!!!! The kiddos are officially off of winter break!! Back to school!! Whoop! My couch, and TV and are just as excited too!! :)

I have a different kind of post for you today... Well it's out of the ordinary for me anyway. It's about FOOD! Let me start at the beginning...It all began with Pintrest... I can hear the sighs and see those understanding head nods from all of you out there that have stories to share with the same beginning. I know,.. doesn't it feel like we are doing something wrong. Spying ALL that crafty, DIY, foodie, sewing, ..and the list goes on.. GOODNESS!! There, I said it I am a PINNER! :)

A wonderful woman, ( I won't mention any names Brandi Wiggins-Cote' aka the Squareheaded Stamper) who not only has an amazing blog, has a monthly Pintrest challenge on her blog. She has invited all of us that share the "Pintrest lurve", to make something that we have pinned from the site. Here is my first entry into her monthly challenge, Sunday Sticky Buns -


Now I should tell you, These are ADDICTING! They can quickly turn into not only Sunday buns, but Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, it's 4:30 in the afternoon kind of buns! :) Here is another picture if the first didn't quite grab you -


Right??!  The recipe is SO easy too! I do hope you try these soon, so I am not alone in the guilt of this now Sunday morning tradition! :)  Head on over to check out Brandi's Pintrest challenge too! Have a great day everyone, and thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! :)

Heather :)


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Thoughts of you

Hello! I can hear the crickets chirping.... it's been so quiet here! :) Sorry 'bout that. The Holidays are finally over, but the kiddos are still here, AND don't go back to school for another week! WHAT!? But that's not all... to top it off I am officially out of chocolate! Oh the horror! :)

I have been trying to get downstairs for days, and I finally said that's it... I am going to play! I played along in the split coast color challenge this week. Something about Tuesday's and those color challenges I tell ya'.. :) The colors for this weeks colors are Lucky limeade, Island Indigo, and Basic Gray. Here is my card -


I used some new goodies from the new Occasions mini catalog. The stamp set is called Loving thoughts, and the Doily die. LOVE IT!! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! :)
Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Loving Thoughts
Paper - Naturals White, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Basic Gray patterns DSP, Basic Gray Textured
Ink - Island Indigo
Accessories - Big Shot, Doily Sizzlet die, Butterfly Embosslit die, Lace border punch, Distressing tool, Pear Pizazz seam binding, White bakers twine, basic pearls, sharpie marker, Oval punches, 2 1/2, 1 3/4 1 3/8 circle punches, XL bird punch