Friday, May 24, 2013

Living the Life

Hi Everyone! I have a really quick and easy card to share today. I was in need of a last minute Grad card for this weekend, and really didn't have the time to spend downstairs... So here is my card -
Super easy, but still has impact. The sentiment is a new set from the upcoming SU catalog called Really Good Greetings. I have no "Grad" sets on hand so I thought this sentiment would work just great. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! :)
Heather :)
Stamps - Really Good Greetings (Available Jun. 1)
Paper - Black, Whisper white, Silver Glimmer
Ink - Black
Accessories- small star punch, Dimensional dots, glue dots, ruler, black marker

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Old Fashioned hello

Hi Everyone! I have another card to share today, using some products from the Spring Mini catalog that will no longer be available after the 31st of the month. I really love the Print Poetry DSP stack form the spring catty... The retro colors and prints are so bright and cheery... Inspiring me to make this card -

SO Fun! The Designer Build a brads make such a great rotary phone dial.. Who would of thunk? :)
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! :)

Heather :)

Stamps - Oh, Hello
Paper - Gumball Green, Black, Very Vanilla, Print Poetry DSP, Basic Gray Textured, First Edition DSP, Sahara Sand
Ink - Black, Gumball green
Accessories - 1 3/8, 1 1/4, 1", 3/4, 3/8 circle punches, 3/16 corner rounder, Paper Piercing tool, Basic Gray Stitched ribbon, Sponge, Dimensional Dots

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

River Rock Friend

Hi Everyone! I have a card to share today that my club girls made this past weekend... We used retiring items considering we only have a little over a week to order the retiring items before they are gone for good. Here is the card -

We used the single stamp from the main catalog called Just thinking, some Comfort Cafe' DSP, and River Rock card stock.. Needless to say they loved the card. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Just Thinking
Paper - Midnight Muse, Cajun Craze, River Rock, Naturals Ivory, Comfort Cafe' DSP
Ink - Midnight Muse, Versamark
Accessories - Big Shot, Window frames framelits, Early Espresso EP, Striped EF, Midnight Muse stitched Ribbon, Designer Build a brads, Naturals buttons, Paper piercing tool, Dimensional Dots

Monday, May 20, 2013

Tipsy Pot Planter info

Hi Everyone! I had someone.. (Hi Mary Ann!!) inquire as to how I made the Tipsy Pot planter in my garden. So here is what I used -
1  16" clay pot with drain hole in center (base)
1  12" clay pot with drain hole in  center
2  10" clay pots with drain holes in center
1 8" clay pot with drain hole in center
1  67" piece of Rebar ( found at Lowes or Home Depot by the cement mixes)
Pea Gravel ( had on hand ) for the bottom of the base pot
Start making your planter by pounding the piece of Rebar into the ground about a foot or so. Once done, slide your base pot over the rebar to the ground through the drain hole in the center of the pot. Fill the pot about 1/3rd full with the Pea Gravel, or some other rocks to make sure the base stays put. (the gravel or stone also cuts back on filling that huge base pot full of potting soil :) ) Once you have your base pot full of your potting soil, slide the next pot onto the rebar. Tip this pot to the side. Fill most of the way with potting mix. Proceed with the next pots, flipping the positions of the pots. Fill your Tipsy pots with the flowers of your choice. I added the painted bird house to hide the top of my rebar, and you can add on too.. or top with what ever makes you happy.
I hope these instructions helped out. :) Mine was really fun to make, and I hope you decide to make one too. Thanks for stopping by -
Heather :)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

The Sun on my back

 Hi Everyone! I have got to say that I have missed you..:) In the last month or so.... my life has been crazy.. In April, just after my last post, my town was under water. Just like many towns in the Chicagoland area we were affected by the flooding of the DesPlaines river. Here are some pictures from my front steps -

Like most, if not all around us, we got water. :(  My stamp room is in the basement, where we got water. Double :(( I lost only a few things in my room, but getting the rest of the basement back together was a slow process. But its done.. so I can finally come up for some air... and get into other things that are not so depressing. I have been in the yard for the past week.. letting the sun warm my back and sooth my soul.....

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! I will be back with some paper goodness very soon. :)
Heather :)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Up for Air

Hey Everyone... :) Remember me?? I finally made it up for some air, and wanted to pop in and say that I will be getting downstairs soon, and I PROMISE to share.. I miss you guys! :)

Heather :)