Wednesday, July 31, 2013

updates....


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! :)
 
Heather

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! :)
 
Heather
 

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! :)
 
Heather
 
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