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