Monday, December 30, 2013

You're the best

Hey Everyone!! it's been awhile again hasn't it.. I know it has been awhile and I have really felt bad about neglecting things here.. I have really needed to take a break from here to recharge and re-evaluate things in my life. I really sound like a broken record, don't I. Well I just wanted to pop in and say hey, and let those that are still here that -
For sticking with me during my much needed creative break. :) Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Just Sayin' (Avail. Jan 3, 2014)
Paper - Whisper White, Real Red, Fresh Prints DSP stack
Ink - Real Red, Coastal Cabana, White craft
Accessories - Big Shot, Word Bubbles Framelits, Hung Up Cute clips, 3/8 circle punch, Dimensional dots

Saturday, November 16, 2013

A Merry little Christmas

Hey Everyone! I have a quick share today.. I was having a little trouble coming up with a workshop card for this month, and it dawned on me that I had a workshop card all precut and ready for me.. Cha-ching! Love it when my brain decides to cooperate with me.. :) I had the Merry little Christmas Simply Created Card kit that I won on Prize Patrol way back when at this years convention.. :) Now the kit makes eight, and I didn't want to break up the kit for a sample, so I came up with an alternate sample to show and share. Here is my card -
I added a couple of layers and some bling, and will be adding the same to the precut cards in the kit.. Thanks SU! this kit is perfect for a workshop, and when you are a little short on time. OK, gotta run, thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Merry Little Christmas
Paper - Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Real Red
Ink - Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Smokey Slate
Accessories - Paper Piercing tool, Button, Island indigo bakers twine, Basic Rhinestone, Dimensional dots

Friday, November 15, 2013

Wonderful Wreath Thanks

Hey Everyone! Yep.. it's lil' ol' me again..! Whoop! I love getting things done! I have another card to share today! :) I am trying to get some thanksgiving cards done and in the mail before the time gets away from me... seems to be my MO as of late, and I am determined to change that. :) I had the Wonderful Wreath al a carte' stamp on my desk, and decided to use it to make a thanksgiving card.. so with that said I am sure it could be used for a variety of occasions, not just Christmas. :) Here is my card -
Inspiration is from the Case Study blog.. Lots going on here, but it's all good. I colored my Wreath with direct to stamp technique with various SU markers, stamped the image,  then cut out the inside of the wreath. I did the outside second so the paper was more sturdy and I had more to hold. I cut some of the Burlap ribbon in half, frayed it, and used the frayed fibers to add a bow to my button. Love the fun texture of the frayed pieces.. :) OK. that's it for me today, Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Wonderful Wreath, Best of Autumn
Paper - Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla, Soft Sky
Ink - Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Soft Suede
Accessories - Big Shot, Wood grain EF, Regals buttons, Burlap ribbon, Naturals Designer buttons, Natural 7/16" trim, Victoria crochet trim, sponge, Paper piercing tool

Thursday, November 14, 2013

My Endless Wishes

Hey Everyone!! I have a quick post and share today.. While I was getting ready for my club this weekend, I made a sample with one of the new photo polymer set available from SU called Endless Wishes. This is one of those set that I considered a must have.. so many greetings.. and the snowflakes aren't half bad either.. *wink*  Here is my card -
I used some of the Winter Frost DSP stack too! SO Fun! OK, that's it for me... thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Endless Wishes
Paper - Whisper White, Smokey slate, Winter Frost DSP stack, Crumb Cake
Ink - Smokey Slate, Crumb Cake
Accessories - Sponge, 2/12, 3/4 circle punches, hole punch, Pink Pirouette taffeta ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Cherry Cobbler Bakers twine, basic Rhinestone, Paper piercing tool, dimensional dots, Doily

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Easel Thanks

Hey Everyone!! I know it is late in the day for me to be posting, but I have actually been downstairs for the majority of the day today.. WHOOP! It sure feels good! I have to say to admit too, that I think that my mojo was MIA for a while, and I was getting ready to send out a recon team...*wink* So, with that said, I have a card to share today. I have club this weekend, and wanted to do something a little special with them, considering I will not be seeing them again until January. I decided to make an easel card with them.. I have never done one myself, so today was the day. :)
I took inspiration from Stampin' Success our demonstrator publication. I used the stamp set Harvest of Thanks for the outside of the card, and combined it with a stamp from the set Oh, Hello to complete my sentiment. The DSP is called Sweater Weather, and can be found in the Holiday mini catalog. I am so glad I remembered that I even had it.. It is just perfect for the thanksgiving holiday, and will certainly come in handy for those masculine birthdays down the line. :) OK, I am off to get the kiddos lunches made for tomorrow.. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Harvest of Thanks, Oh, hello
Paper - Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla, Sweater Weather DSP
Ink-  Soft Sky, Crushed Curry
Accessories - Big Shot, Oval Framelits, Apothecary accents Framelits, Paper Piercing tool, Linen Thread, Basic Pearls, Dimensional dots

Monday, November 4, 2013

Merry and Mollie

Hey Everyone! I have been away again..Life has been getting in the way of my play time again. Getting inky down here has been on the fore front of my mind.. but some things have been getting in my way. About a month ago, my time became very busy with two little kittens, and some well invested time at the gym. I have really gone headstrong into getting stronger and hopefully ridding my body of the ever present pain in my back. Soon I will find the balance of work and fun.. so thank you for hanging in there with me. :) OK.. enough yada yada, and lets get to the good stuff.. right?
I had some time over the weekend to sneak in a card made with one of SU's single holiday stamps that are available right now. Here is my card -
The stamp is appropriately called Be Merry. :) I also used some paper from the Season of style DSP
stack... Love!! Can't wait to use more..:) 
I have a picture of Mollie to share too! She is such a tiny thing, but has SO much Love to share..
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Be Merry
Paper - Whisper White, Season of Style DSP stack, Silver glimmer, Gumball Green
Ink - Gumball green, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories - Linen Thread, Cherry Cobbler Seam binding, Vintage faceted button, Regals candy dot, scallop border punch, Paper piercing tool, dimensional dots

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Little Town Blessings

Hey Everyone! Remember me? I am sorry that I have been away for awhile... Life got in the way.. I have been Super busy with two new kittens, that were born feral and abandoned by their Momma. My youngest, Ian, heard of them at school from a close friend, had to see them and make sure they were OK. He has a really big heart, and knows his Momma has an even bigger heart for Babies.. Long story short, I am now a proud momma to sweet little kittens named Maggie and Mollie. Here is a picture of Maggie -

Mollie is still a bit camera shy... :) But anyhoo, that is what I have been up to. I hope you understand. :)
I do have some crafty goodness to share too! I had a chance to play this morning, after being awakened by little paws on my face.. :)
I played with one of the new photo polymer sets called Greetings From, and was inspired to make a Christmas card. 

The set is so cute..  I absolutely LOVE every single image in the set. :) I created my background using my "E" block with Night of Navy ink. I tore some post it notes and masked off the area of the background that I want to add sand to. Next I stamped the images on scraps, colored them, and then popped them up to create my little town of Bethlehem. I punched my large star, and some clouds made with the cupcake builder punch, then added the Christmas blessing sentiment. I love it! I hope you do too! OK... I am off to play a little more. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! :)

Heather :)

Stamps - Greetings from photo polymer, Christmas blessings
Paper - Whisper white, Silver Glimmer
Ink - Night of Navy, Gumball Green, Creamy Carmel, Chocolate chip, versamarker, black
Accessories - XL Cupcake Builder punch, Lg. Star Punch, Dimensional dots, Acrylic Block, Sponge

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sampling Halloween Hello

Hey Everyone! a few weeks back, I hinted that I had made a Halloween sampler with the set Halloween Hello found in the Holiday mini catalog.. Well, I am here to share that with you today.. :)
I simply can not tell you how much I love sitting down and making these samplers. My Mom sat right along beside me and created her own too, and it was so different from mine.. I think that is where my excitement comes from really... ! 
 and here is a close up, to see some of he details -

I used some Retired SU Halloween DSP, for the background paper.. I have a so much Halloween DSP, it is RIDICULOUS! (note to self.. get that banner made! *wink*)  The images in  this set really lend themselves to creating a sampler too! I hope you give it a try..:) OK, I am off to get some my chores done so I can maybe start that banner..wish me luck! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Halloween Hello, Morning post Alphabet, Memorable moments
Paper - Howlstooth and scaringbone DSP, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Tangerine tango, Very Vanilla
Ink - Black, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango
Accessories - Paper piercing tool, Gray Marker, Ruler, Two way glue, black and Orange glitter, 1 1/4 circle punch, basic Rhinestones, Neutrals buttons, Tangerine tango Bakers twine

Saturday, September 21, 2013


Hey Everyone... Super quick post this morning... trying to get some stuff done in my boys room while they are away camping, and really can only get done while they are GONE... :) I am still playing with the Best of Autumn set, and have a CAS card to share -
There are really so many options with this set, I am going to have a hard time moving on to another one.. :) OK, gotta run, I hope to get it all done, in such a short time.. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Best of Autumn, Blooming with kindness
Paper - Whisper White
Ink - Crushed Curry, Blushing Bride, Tangerine Tango, Backed Brown Sugar
Accessories - Basic rhinestones, yellow sharpie marker, Dimensional dots

Friday, September 20, 2013

Happy Day

Hey Everyone.. :) I have another card to share today made with the Best of Autumn set from SU. This one is made with the little fall tree from the set.. I can not believe that I passed up on original set, Tree for all Seasons, when it was in the catalog.. It's not like I didn't have a chance either, it was available for what seemed like forever.. And why wouldn't be.. it is SO cute. So forgive me if these images are old to you, they are so new and fresh for me. :) I paired my tree with another stamp from another best of set, Best of Greetings.. LOVE! Here is my card -
So Fun! I just love that little rake leaning up against the tree.. I made my leaves for the tree in different colors, Cherry Cobbler, Tangerine tango, and Crushed Curry. My sentiment was stamped in Versamark onto Crushed Curry card stock, then heat embossed with white EP, then cut out. I paired it with a few punched "clouds" made with the XL builder cupcake punch. I really like the outcome, and hopefully you do too! :) OK, Off to get the kiddos packed for a weekend of Camping.. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps-Best of Autumn, Best of Greetings
Paper -Whisper White, Gumball Green DSP, Crushed Curry
Ink - Chocolate chip, Cherry Cobbler, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Versamark, Smokey Slate
Accessories - Big Shot, Tasteful trim XL die, XL create a cupcake punch, Dimensional Dots, White EP, Heat tool

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Piece(ful) Thanks

Hey Everyone... I had some time yesterday afternoon to sit and play with some paper and ink, and thought I would share.. I used one of the Best of 25 sets.. the Best of Autumn. I knew this was a must have set considering I missed all of these images when they were released within their original sets. Here is my card -
I simply stamped the harvested pumpkin image onto several different colored scraps in black ink, cut out a portion, then pieced them onto the stamped image on the Summer Starfruit panel. Added a little Linen thread and a button for detail, and sentiment. LOVE! OK, off to get some chores done before the kiddos are home from school. :) Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Best of Autumn
Paper - Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, Pool Party, Baked Brown Sugar, Pumpkin pie, Crumb cake
Ink - Classic Black
Accessories - Paper Piercing tool, Linen Thread, Neutrals buttons, Dimensional dots

Friday, September 13, 2013

Birthday Fishes

Hey Everyone.... I have a quick post this evening... thought I would sneak in here before dinner is done on the stove.. :) I have a Birthday card to share today. My beautiful step-daughter, Cassidy, is going to be 18 next week, so I needed a special card that is "her". She has an amazing sense of humor, so why not make her a punny card -
I started with the single stamp Fishin' Around from the main catalog, added a cupcake from the Best of Birthdays set, and pieced together a sentiment from Remembering your Birthday, and the Designer Typeset photo polymer set. It took a while to get it all colored and make the little birthday hats from Strawberry slush DSP... totally worth it cause.. I know she is going to love it! OK, got to get back to getting dinner ready.. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! :)
P.S. - I have to apologize for those little oily gray marks on the whisper white panel.. They are not on the card IRL, but show up on the photo... Weird??
Stamps - Fishin' Around, Best of Birthdays, Remembering your Birthday, Designer Typeset photo polymer
Paper - Whisper White, Natural Composition Specialty DSP
Ink - Black Stazon, White Craft, Pool Party, Summer Sun, Creamy Carmel, Strawberry Slush, Versamarker, Smokey Slate
Accessories - Big Shot, Stripes EF, Brayer, Basic Rhinestones, Pennant Punch, Dimensional dots

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A Batty hello

Hello Everyone... I hope everyone is staying cool today.. Here in Chicagoland it's supposed to reach 100 degrees... Phew! If that isn't a reason to stay inside and get a little crafty, I don't know what is! *wink* Well,....I took my own advice, and got creative with the set Halloween Hello from the current holiday catalog. I kept things real simple again -
Just paper, ink, and some black glitter too. I put some black glitter on my little bat, just can't see it real well in the picture.. Sorry. My moon was made by reverse masking. I punched a circle out of a scrap, and then placed it where I wanted it, then sponged Gumball Green ink in the circle. LOVE! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Halloween Hello, Take Care
Paper - Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink - Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Black
Accessories - Two Way glue, Black Stampin' Glitter, 1 1/4 circle punch, sponge

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Grateful, Paper and Ink

Hey Everyone,.. I am working late tonight, and decided to take a break and share another one of our club cards for this month. I like to give the ladies a variety of styles during our club meetings. Here is our second card for this months gathering -

This card is almost one layer except for the sentiment. This is probably my most favorite style of stamping, clean and simple..But if I kept it to just paper and ink, WHAT would  I do with everything I am always saying I "absolutely need"... *wink* OK, that's it for me, back to work.. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Truly Grateful
Paper - Whisper White
Ink - Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze
Accessories - Acrylic Block, Early Espresso Bakers twine, Naturals button, dimensional dots

Friday, September 6, 2013

A Halloween Hello

Hey Everyone! I have a quick post and share today.. I am busy getting ready for my club girls today, and have lots to do on top of that.. Here is one of the cards that we will be doing this weekend -
Love this set.. it's just so Happy! I first purchased it to make a sampler for myself, (stay tuned for that), but wanted to share the happiness with them, and of course you too. :) OK, that's it for me today.. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Halloween Hello
Paper - Smokey slate, Neutrals DSP, Whisper white
Ink - Black, Tangerine tango, daffodil delight, Gumball green
Accessories - Postage stamp punch, tangerine tango bakers twine, sticky strip, orange and black stampin glitter, Dimensional dots, two way glue

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Hello Dahlias

Hey Everyone.. I know..! I am back with another card today..! Yeah me :) I have been stalking the set Regarding Dahlias since the set came out in the new catty, and I finally broke down and got it my last order..I have spied SO many Uber gorgeous creations with this set, I  hope I can do it justice. Here is my go at it -
I kept it real simple considering this gorgeous bloom needs no help at all. I layered the two Elegant eggplant blooms once, and the Primrose Petals one three times to help it stand out a little more. Hello Dahlia.,. I think this is going to a beautiful friendship. :) Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Regarding Dahlias
Paper - Summer starfruit, Whisper white
Ink - Elegant Eggplant, Primrose Petals
Accessories - Basic Rhinestones, Dimensional dots

Friday, August 30, 2013

Riding by..

Hello Everyone... I had time to get another sample yesterday.. SQUEE! I broke out this months Paper Pumpkin kit, made some cards from the kit, and felt inspired to make a card from the scraps on my desk. To me that is the one reason I really love Paper can make the cards in the kit, but you get to keep the Exclusive stamps, .. I have yet to be disappointed with any of the kits.. really! Here is my inspired card -  
Cute Right? I used up some of the Crisp Cantaloupe DSP scraps, and love the outcome. :) SU is offering a Paper Pumpkin Promo that ends this month if you would like to get your hands on these exclusive stamps.. your first 2 months of the Paper Pumpkin subscription is 1/2 off,  just $10 a month. So if you have had it on your list, this is the time..:) OK, off to get the day finished so I can play some more later.. it is a long weekend right! Whoop! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Pedal Praise ( Paper Pumpkin Aug. kit)
Paper - Soft Sky, Crisp Cantaloupe DSP, Pacific Point, Whisper white
Ink - Basic Gray, Pacific Point, Gumball Green
Accessories - Calypso Coral Bakers Twine, Dimensional Dots, mini Glue Dots, Cupcake Builder punch

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Cantaloupe Love

Hey Everyone.. :) It's been awhile, and I have missed you, so I hunkered down today and decided I need to play with some stuff from the holiday catalog. I also haven't really touched any of the new in colors for this year... Got my work cut out for me right? Well here is my creation for today -
I used the new Expressions thinlits dies, and some new papers, Smokey Slate, and Crisp Cantaloupe.
If you look close, I used the Oh, Goodie! too, just hard to see in this picture. I wanted the Smokey Slate "Love" to stand out a little more than the white ones, so I die cut three of them and glued them together.. Really made a difference.. OK, I am going to try to get another sample done, so I can come back tomorrow... :) Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :) 
Stamps - Oh Goodie!, Regarding Dahlias
Paper - Smokey Slate, Crisp Cantaloupe, Crisp Cantaloupe DSP
Ink - Smokey Slate, Craft White
Accessories - Big Shot, Expressions thinlits dies, Neutrals buttons, Calypso Coral Bakers twine, Dimensional Dots, two way glue, glue dots

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Truly Grateful

Hey Everyone.. :) I have a quick post this afternoon before I get busy packing up the boys backpacks with school supplies for tomorrows first day back. Let me pause for a second while I jump up and down a do a little dance! *Wink* OK,.. here is a card I made using a set from the Holiday Catalog -
I used that tried and true set Lovely as a Tree too! It has always been one of my go to sets for the fall, so combining them just seemed right to me :) OK, time to get to those kiddos backpacks..SQUEE!! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Truly Grateful, Lovely as a Tree
Paper - Cajun Craze, Baked Brown Sugar, Naturals Ivory
Ink - Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories - Big Shot, Oval Framelits, Soft Suede taffeta ribbon, naturals buttons, Lined Thread, Sponge

Friday, August 16, 2013

Yippee Skippee 13

Hey Everyone! Quick post today.. I want to share a card I made for my Sean, who is finally 13! Yikes!! The teen years with him are going to be um'.. let's say...... the word escapes me right now, but when I find it, I will be sure to share! :) Yippee-Skippee!!
I used some new colors for me too, Coastal Cabana and Summer Starfruit. Love this combo. The numbers are non SU, but love none the less. (hint, Hint SU!) Such a fun card for a really terrific kid! Love you Sean, and hope your day is great! :) Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Yippee-Skippee, Bring on the Cake
Paper - Coastal Cabana, Summer starfruit, Naturals white, Silver glimmer
Ink - Coastal Cabana, Summer starfruit, Soft Suede
Accessories - Coluzzle, Paper Trey numbers dies, paper piercing tool, Bakers Twine, Basic Rhinestones, toothpicks, sponge, Washi tape

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Sampling the Open Sea

Hello Everyone! I have some more to share today.. :) A few weeks ago I made myself a sampler with the Setting Sail Photo polymer set and I just love LOVE it! You guys liked it too.. Thanks! Someone else that fell in love with it was my Mom.. So off I went downstairs and created another Sampler with a nautical theme....
and a close up -

I couldn't make our Samplers exactly the same now, could I? I used some retired DSP (which is one of my goals this year) that was perfect with her living room decor. She Loved it!! OK, that's it for me today... Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - The Open Sea
Paper - Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede Crumb Cake, Naturals Ivory, Cajun Craze, Fan Fair DSP (retired)
Ink - Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Not quite Navy
Accessories - 1 3/8, 1 1/4 square punches, Sponge Paper Piercing tool, Linen Thread, Brad, Color Spritzer tool, Dimensional Dots

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Digging you

Hey Everyone! As promised I am back today to show you a creation made with some of the new goodies I have been playing with since my return from Convention... This year in our Convention bags we received the new Ronald McDonald House Charities set Tag it. This set is so super cute and sweet.. I am sure you have already spied lots of projects made with this set.. Here is one of mine -

I know, tons going on with this card for such a simple image.. This is one of those times that my card took on a life of its own.. :) But it's all good! Hope you think so too! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Heather :) 

Stamps - Tag it
Paper - Baked Brown Sugar, Daffodil delight, Whisper White, gingham Garden DSP
Ink - Basic Bray, Strawberry slush, Baked Brown Sugar, Island Indigo
Accessories - 1 1/4" and 7/8 scallop circle punches. bitty buttons, Linen thread, Paper doily, 3/8 circle punch, paper piercing tool, Lace tape, Gingham garden Washi tape, glue dots, dimensional dots

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

You're the Icing

Hello Everyone! I found some time to get downstairs today, and had every intention of sharing a new creation with you, but time simply ran out... So What a better time to share a creation with you that I created while being a Dirty Girl for Splitcoaststampers -
This is Certainly one of my most favorite creations while on the Design Team. The pattern for the Cake Slice Box is from the SU pattern library from forever ago, so I do apologize for not having a source for the pattern. OK, I am off to get a head start on tomorrows chores so I can hopefully share some new paper goodness tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :) 
Stamps - Best of Birthdays
Paper - Basic Gray, Whisper White, Basic Gray Textured, Brushed Silver, Lucky Limeade
ink - Black
Accessories - Cake slice box pattern, Printer, Basic Gray Satin Ribbon, 1/2 circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, black brads, White bakers twine, Basic Pearls, sponge, glue dots, dimensional dots

Friday, August 2, 2013

Settin' Sail

Hey Everyone! The day is here! Yup!! I have some paper goodness to share today. :) I want to share a Sampler that I have made with the photo polymer set Settin' Sail. I really can't say enough about SU coming out with Photo polymer stamp sets..I just love them, really! OK, onto the Sampler -
and a close up of the sentiment -
I think it is just perfect for my mantel in between the seasons.. :) Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Settin' Sail. The More the Merrier (bird image, retired)
Paper - Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze DSP, Daffodil Delight DSP
Ink - Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Midnight Muse, Daffodil Delight
Accessories - Sponge, Color Spritzer tool, Paper Piercing tool, Circle Punches, Brad, Basic Rhinestones,Dimensional Dots, Square Punches

Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Hey Everyone...:) Just letting you know what's been up these past weeks... As you know I attended the SU Convention,and came back with lots of ideas. I have been trying to implement some, and get crafty too, but there are only so many hours in the day. :) While I was away, my boys were also away So.. this left the opportunity for my Darling husband to start and hopefully finish a small kitchen revamp..Starting projects is easy, but sometimes finishing them can be a little tricky when under time constraints....but it's all good, and finally done..
Here is the before -

and the after -

I know it doesn't seem like much, but we are happy all the same. It was a definite DIY learning experience for both of us. OK.. I promise I will be back soon with some paper crafty goodness, Thanks for taking a peek! :)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

suprised sweetness

Hey Everyone... :) Found this little note on my desk left by my Husband this morning after I came back from my walk... It's the little things sometimes right??
Thanks for taking a peek! :)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Time to Fly

Hello Everyone!! I have a Uber quick post to share... I am busy packing for the SU Convention in SLC... :) I can't wait to see friends and get away too! It's gonna be great!!
 Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Around the World
Paper - Early Espresso, Whisper White, Marina Mist, Black
Ink - Real Red, Crushed Curry
Accessories - Paper Piercing tool. Paper Piercing guide, Real Red Marker, Black Marker, White Signo Gel Pen

Friday, July 12, 2013

Dog Talk

Good Morning Everyone... Super quick today too! Sharing a card that started out as a swap for Convention, but took a completely different direction. :) SO... it has become the perfect birthday card for my friend Megan -
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Animal talk
Paper - Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar, Gingham Garden DSP, Daffodil Delight, Strawberry slush
ink - Baked Brown Sugar, Island Indigo, Soft Suede
Accessories - Big Shot, Square lattice EF, Circle punches, itty bitty shapes punch, Gingham garden Washi tape, Island Indigo bakers twine, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensional dots, corner rounder punch

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Bring on 25

Hi again Everyone.. I have another quick share for you today... It is less than a week away to the Stampin' Up! 25th Anniversary Convention. Where did the time go?? I know I ask myself that question EVERY day it seems like.. .days turn to years, and before you know it, a milestone has been reached. So goes it for Stampin' Up too! So to celebrate with them, I made a little cake -
Some of you might recognize this card... I made one very similar for one of the Dirty Dozen galleries. Lots going on here, but it's all good.. I had such a great time creating it, and will certainly do it again in a heart beat. Congrats SU! I can't wait to see what you have in store for us in the years to come. :)
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Memorable Moments, Bring on the Cake
Paper - Soft Suede, Early Espresso Core'dinations, Crumb Cake, Shimmery White, Whisper White, Brushed Silver, black, Print Poetry DSP, Summer starfruit, Primrose Petals, Gumball Green
Ink - Versamark, Crumb Cake,
Accessories - Window sheet, Simply Scored,Big Shot, Houndstooth EF, Square lattice EF, 3/4 circle punch, itty bitty shapes punch, Argyle EF, White EP, Silver EP, Sliver glass Glitter, Basic Pearls, Striped EF, Basic Rhinestones, Colored Pencils, Dimensional Dots, Scallop Trim border punch, Dotted scallop ribbon punch, oval punch, sanding block

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The World to me

Hey Everyone! Super quick share today... It's another scrap page from my Artisan entries.. I made it using the Epic Day DSP, and an Instagram pic that I took of my sweet husband Tim -
and a close up of the title -
Well.. I guess you get a close up of the hubs too... ( Love this Picture! *wink) OK... Time to get the day started and finished... Hopefully early so I can play a little too! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Family Reunion, Word Play, Sent with Love
Paper - Sahara Sand, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Epic Day DSP
Ink - Early Espresso, Black, Calypso Coral
Accessories - Big Shot, Labels framelits, Typeset alphabet, Epic Day This and That Washi Tape, Basic Rhinestones, Stapler, Sm heart punch, Dimensional dots, Paper Piercing tool, Marker, Ruler

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Forever & Always


Hello Everyone! I am still sharing my entries for Artisan this week. I hope you are still reading and not getting to bored.. Just Kidding.. :) In yesterdays post I hinted that I would be sharing a scrap page today..I have to say this scrap page has to be my ALL time fave page I have ever created. I know I may have said that in the past, but this one trumps those.. really...!! My subject matter in the past has always been my kiddos, or sweet husband, and has been of pictures that I have snapped of them over the years. I have, or rarely have scrapped pictures from my past, or even further back, before I was even a twinkle in my Fathers eye. :) It seems even more daunting than scrapping altogether. So needless to say I scrapped some vintage pictures of someone I miss very much, my Dad...
and a close up -
This is a page that I will never tire of gazing upon, and will be recreating it for myself to frame. This page just sums up what my Dad was, and I will always remember that "a loving heart is the truest of wisdom." Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! (Squishy Hugs!!)
Heather :)
Stamps - Word Play, Family Reunion, Loving Thoughts, Memorable moments
Paper - naturals Ivory, Pool Party, Real Red, More Amore' DSP, Basic Gray
Ink - Basic Gray, Chocolate chip, Real Red, Island Indigo
Accessories - Big Shot, typeset alphabet, Fashionable hearts embosslit, Butterflies embosslit, 7/8 scallop circle punch, 1/2 circle punch, sm heart punch, owl builder punch, Oh Whale clearlit, Pool party bakers twine, artisan embellishments, Postage stamp punch, xl oval punch, 5/8 flower trim, sponge, dimensional dots, paper piercing tool, basic gray marker, ruler

Monday, July 8, 2013

Playing dress up

Hello Everyone! I hope you all had a restful weekend.. I was under the weather, so I am glad to be back downstairs. I have yet another Artisan entry to show you. If you hadn't noticed yet, my entries kind of had a theme of a tea party right? Well you can't attend a tea party with out the proper attire or tea service -
I found my dress up items at the $1 spot at target.. I simply added some ribbon and a crepe paper flower to the Easter hat, and some of the Lace found in the Artisan embellishment pack to the gloves. for extra detail I added the 5/8 flower trim, and a ring made out of the designer builder brads from the last spring mini catalog. I also made a broach to add to my strand of pearls. which so happen to match the necklace on my invitation. :)
The Tea set is perfect for a play date tea party too! I used the Tea for Two Designer fabric to make some little tea bags, and stamped the sentiment "you suit me to a tea" from the set Tea Shoppe onto Canvas Creations for the tea tag. I then added some simple embellishments to the tea pot itself, making a tag, and adding some basic pearls to the lid, and adding the label to the front. I stamped the White Peony tea Shoppe image onto crepe paper in stazon, then flipped it over to color it, then glued it on with some crystal effects thinned with some water. :)
That is all for my 3D projects too, onto scrapbook pages tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! :)
Heather :)

Friday, July 5, 2013

Party Banner

Hey Everyone! Hope all those that celebrated the 4th of July holiday had a great time.. I know that I got to much sun, and a few too many servings of home baked cookies.. :)
I have another non-winning Artisan entry to share today...I made a banner to help decorate the tea party that I made invites for. I took a few different pictures of the banner, so I hope you enjoy.. It was a labor of love -
I do think I will take the time to make another for myself consider I really Love it, maybe a Christmas or even a Halloween one.. I have so many DSP's for Halloween its ridiculous, so I think that is where I will start. Stay tuned... :) Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Tea Shoppe
Paper - Tea for Two Dsp, First Edition DSP, Vellum, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Ink - VersaMark, Crumb Cake
Accessories - Simply Scored, Big Shot, Typeset Alphabet, Delicate Dollies sizzlit, 3/4 circle punch, Iridescent Ice EP, White EP, Very Vanilla 5/8 Flower trim, Doilies, Artisan Embellishment pack, Natural Ribbon, Vintage Faceted buttons, Pink Pirouette two tone ribbon, paper Piercing tool, sponge, hot Glue, Dimensional dots

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Oh, Hello? You're Invited

Hello Everyone...It is coming up on that time of year again for the SU Convention in Salt Lake City. It also means that there will be another round of the Artisan Award Contest. This year I decided to enter again to push myself alittle and see if I could achieve the ranks one more time. Well, the calls went out late last week, and unfortunately it was not in the stars this year. C'est la vie.. So,.. what not a better time to share those creations here with you. :)
My first to share with you is an invitation for a high tea party -
I used papers and embellishments that were from this past spring catalog. I loved the Tea Shoppe set and pretty DSP that coordinated with it. I used the set Oh, Hello for the "You're Invited"sentiment, which if you hadn't already noticed, carried over into the new main catalog. Love! :)
I have lots more to share, so stop by again soon. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :) 
Stamps - Oh, Hello
Paper - Very Vanilla, Tea for two dsp, Naturals DSP, Pink Pirouette, Naturals Ivory
Ink - Primrose Petals, Crumb Cake, Versamark
Accessories - Big Shot, Dress Up Framelits, Lg Oval Punch, XL Oval punch, Designer Frames EF, Paper Piercing tool, Simply Scored, Artisan Embellishments, Basic Rhinestones and Pearls, Sponge, Dimensional Dots

Monday, July 1, 2013

Made the scene

Hi Everyone! I have a quick post for you this morning..just sharing another card from my Dirty Dozen days that I wanted to share with you here.. I know it is another Christmas card, but it is coming right?? *wink*
OK, off to clean up the weekend.. Merry Monday everyone! :)
Stamps - Greetings of the Season, Evergreen
Paper - Whisper White, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, pool party dsp
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Versamark,  Wild Wasabi
Accessories - coluzzle, dotted scallop border trim punchm white gel pen, cherry cobbler bakers twine, Dimensional dots

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Smiles & You

Hey Everyone!! I have been playing a little this week getting ready for my upcoming club this weekend.. I wanted to put some samples together using some new product and colors. When I spied the new set Around the World in the new catalog, I knew it was a must have :) I just {heart} those little camera images.. here is what I came up with using those two images -
I paired the images with the set Petite Pairs for the sentiment, and just love the out come.. (SQUEE!)
Can't wait to play again! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! :)
Heather :)
Stamps - Around the World, Petite Pairs, Woodgrain
Paper - Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, silver glimmer, Raspberry Ripple
Ink - Baked Brown Sugar, Raspberry Ripple, Summer starfruit, Early Espresso
Accessories - Owl Builder punch, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensional dots

Friday, June 21, 2013

Some Joy and Cheer

Hey Everyone! I have a card to share today that was from my time as a Dirty Dozen on Splitcoaststampers. Enough time has passed that I can share these creations here on Downstairs Designs. I Loved my time on the team, and put my heart into every creation, and wanted to share one more time. :)
I realize it is the first day of Summer on the calendar, so bear with me when I show you a Christmas card.. Maybe it will put you in a cooler frame of mind. :) Here is the card -
While being on the Design Team it allowed me to use all kinds of retired papers that are in my stash. So this paper may bring back some memories and.. prompt you to use some of it that you may have hiding in your stash too. *wink* Now there are some current products used to, so don't worry, if you have some of that paper, the card stock and alphabet are still readily available. :)
OK, that's it for me today... gotta hit the road to pick up a kiddo away at Summer Camp! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Morning Post Alphabet, Sweet Essentials, Music Note Wheel, Apothecary art
Paper - Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Real Red, Holly Berry Bouquet
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Gable Green Marker, Wild Wasabi marker, Pretty in Pink Marker, Real Red marker, black Stazon
Accessories - Big Shot, labels Framelits, dotted scallop trim border punch, mini clothes pins, bakers twine, paper piercing tool, dimensional dots