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

Friday, June 14, 2013

Sugared Plum

Good Morning Everyone! I have a card to share today..Earlier in the week our family as well as others in our community were shocked by the very sudden death of a friend to so many.  So needless to say, I needed to sit and make a sympathy card..
I used a new color, Baked Brown Sugar, and an old Perfect Plum. I like the rich combo.. :)
A really straight forward card too... no fuss or muss. OK.. off to the post to get in the mail. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Fabulous Florets, Simply Sketched
Paper - Baked Brown Sugar, Perfect Plum
Ink - Perfect Plum, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper white craft
Accessories - Natural Trim, Basic Pearls, White EP, Dimensional dots

Thursday, June 13, 2013

a sampling of USA

Hey Everyone! It's been a week from my last post... sorry.... Summer is in full swing here, and the boys are off to this and that..So that means, Mom is driving here and there.. and everywhere.. :) I have been in the yard, and busy putting out the July 4th Holiday decorations inside and out. I started inside with a sampler of red white and blue -
I made it with a retired set from a summer mini catalog from years ago.. I am sorry I don't know the name, but the set belongs to my stamping friend Pam D'Urso.. :) I love it.. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! :)
Heather :)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Chirp Chirp..Tweet

Hi Everyone! Taking a break from yard work, and sharing another card that is made with some new goodies. :) This time around I am using some new DSP from the Gingham Garden Suite in the new catty. The colors in the papers are so fresh and Sweet.. I paired the papers with the set Animal Talk and came up with this card

I just love the Island Indigo gingham in this DSP. I jumped for joy that Island Indigo has carried over as a new core color in the catalog. :) There are some retired elements on my card too,.. I have to use the old before I buy some new, (it's so hard when everything in the catty is like a new shiny penny.) I just remind my self to breathe. :) OK, off to get the yard work complete. thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! :)

Heather :)

Stamps - Animal talk
Paper - Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake, Whisper white, Gingham Garden DSP
Ink - Daffodil delight, Pear Pizazz, Chocolate Chip, Island Indigo, Pumpkin pie, Melon Mambo
Accessories - Big Shot, Stripes and fancy fan EF, Window Frame and Oval Framelits, Cupcake builder punch, Brights buttons, white bakers twine, paper piercing tool, Dimensional dots, daffodil delight 5/8 grosgrain ribbon

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


Hey everyone! I just wanted to chime in and say that I am sorry that my picture for todays post is wonky/sideways, if you open it via mobile or tablet... I really have no explaination.. :( It is fine here when added to the post, but then something goes amiss.. If any of you out there have a clue as to why, please let this one confused woman know.. Thanks!

Heather :)

A simple sketch

Hi Everyone! Quick post for today... I tested the waters with some new goodies from the new catty last weekend. Did you notice the new 2013-14 catalog link on my Sidebar? I Love the new colors, and there are SO many uber cute sets that are certainly on my wish list.. Check it out. :) Here is a card made with a hostess set called Simply Sketched-

So.. what do you think? Sweet right?... Told you there was fantastic new stuff in the catty. :)
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! 

Heather :)

Stamps - Simply Sketched
 Paper - Watercolor, Very Vanilla
 Ink - stazon, Strawberry Slush, Old Olive, crumb Cake
 Accessories - 3/8 circle punch, lucky limeade ribbon, basic rhinestones, paper piercing tool, Aquapainter, dazzling diamonds, two way glue, dimensional dots

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Special Delivery Dude...

Hi Everyone! I have a card to share today.. My Ian was in need of a Birthday card for a classmates party that he would be attending this evening. Do I have any Tween cards on hand??? Um.. no... Better still, do I have any "boy" Tween cards on hand...?, an even bigger Um.. No.. ! Now I am faced with the task of making a card that is age appropriate, masculine, and on short order.. :) The horrors...*wink* .. Here is the my card for today -
Inspiration was from a card by Amy Sheffer.. I combined some Gender neutral sets and DSP to create my card..., and really like the outcome. OK now if I am smart, I will sit and create another, and then I will be ahead of the game for next time.. :) Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Heather :)
Stamps - Dude you're Welcome, Sent with Love, Morning Post Alpha, and Bomb's away Birthday
Paper - Gumball Green, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, First Edition, This and That Epic day, Crumb Cake, silver glimmer
Ink - Black, Calypso Coral, Gumball Green, Daffodil delight
Accessories - This and That Washi tape, small star punch, star die, hole punch, paper piercing tool, dimensional dots, calypso Coral twine, sponge dauber