Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Play Day Brewing

Hey Everyone! I have a card to share today! I Know!... I am in as much disbelief as you! We are steadily approaching the Holiday season.. So I figured I would knock out a Halloween card BEFORE the day to celebrate it is here.  For my share I used the set, Sweet Hauntings, found in the Holiday mini catalog. Here is my card - 

 I used the Brick Wall EF, and the Hearth and Home framelits too! To make the apothecary shelf , I scored it with the simply scored vertically and horizontally then added mini brads to resemble drawer pulls. I colored the bottles with both the blendabilities markers and copics, then covered each one with crystal effects, and added the little spider from Happy Scenes to hang from some silver thread for a little whimsy and I just love the outcome! now that is what I call a play day! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! 

Heather :)

Stamps - Sweet Hauntings, Happy Scenes
Paper - Basic Gray, Smokey Slate, Whisper White
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Blendabilities markers, Copic Markers, Big Shot, Brick Wall EF, Sponge, Crystal Effects, Mini Brads, Silver Thread, Dimensional Dots

Friday, September 11, 2015

Holiday Catalog samples

Hello Everyone.. I am getting ready for my club this weekend.. and it will be the first time that these ladies will be able to order from the new Holiday mini Catalog.Whoop! When we met last time at the end of August.. they were a little disappointed that they couldn't order from it yet. And I completely understand why.. there are crazy cute goodies to be had and made from it.. Here are some of the samples that I have made, and some cased with love from Pinterest-

this card is made using Among the Branches.. 

card Cased from Michelle Zindorf.. Using Among the Branches paired with the woodland EF..

Cased from Terri Allen, Using Happy Scenes and the Hearth and home Dies...

cased From Susan Plote.. Using the Sweet Hauntings set.. Love all of these thanks for the inspiration ladies.. and thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! 

Heather :)

Saturday, August 15, 2015

That Time of Year again

Hey Everyone! Super quick post this morning.. I got Paper Crafty! Whoop!! As most of you know it is almost time for the kiddos to head back to the classroom..a joyous occasion in my house, of which I am not afraid to admit :0) .. So I decided to celebrate a little, and make a back to school sampler for my sofa table. 

I used a few sets that I had in my stash.. most are recently retired, but one is a think at least 5 + years old. I really loved sitting down and making this sampler.. maybe the subject matter, but never the less, fun to do with all the little details. :) OK.. I am off to take the kiddos back to school shopping.! 
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! 

Heather :)

Stamps - You Brighten My day, Its Academic, From your teacher, Just Saying

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hello Out there....

Hey Everyone!...I have been gone a while from the crafting scene.. but not gone for good. just wanted to let you know that I am still alive and have been busy with other things here and around the house.. 
 In July I got crafty and made a wreath for my and my Mothers front doors. 

and a sampler for her ..

I used a set I found at Mike's and Papers from Doodlebug Designs. These two projects were the last time I got paper crafty.. :( For then it was time to move outside and finish a project that I started in March.. I found an outdoor sectional that I really loved on Pinterest, and it was a DIY .. If it is on Pinterest, it has to be Easy Peasy.. right!? The Plans were very straight forward, but very labor intensive.. Here is our finished sectional - 

My Husband and I finished just in time to kiss our boys goodbye for their week at Scout camp. When they are away for that week it gives me time to REALLY clean their room...AND it was about time for these 2 teenage boys to upgrade from baby blue to a more sophisticated color.. Here are the before and afters of that project.. 

Needless to say when they came home from camp they were genuinely surprised and that made all parties involved very happy. :) 

Just wanted to share where I have been, and that I will be getting inky soon.. I miss you and my stamps.. :) take care, and thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! 

Heather :)

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Sprinkles? Yes, Please!

Hey Everyone.. Happy Tuesday.. Today is the day that You can order from the BRAND NEW Stampin' Up! catalog.!! New stamps sets, a brand new collection of In-colors.. a Breath of fresh air.. :) As Demos we are able to pre-order some sets to help us get ready for the launch and workshops. One of the sets that we were able to order was the RMC charity set Sprinkles of Life. Super cute set, AND.. it comes with.. get this...., a coordinating punch! SQUEE! This set is so fun and easy to work with. Here are a few samples - 

I used some new colors and goodies to make this one, such as the Dotted lace trim and Cherry on top DSP. 

New In-colors for this one too! Watermelon Wonder, and Cucumber Crush. LOVE!.. and Mint Macron for this one - 

I Love this set! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! 

stamps - Sprinkles Of Life
Paper - Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Mint Macron, Kraft, Soft Sky, Cherry on Top DSP
Ink - Soft Suede, Mint Macron, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Versamark
Accessories - Paper Piercing tool, Sprinkles of life coordinating punch, Basic Pearls, Basic Rhinestones, Heat Tool ,Silver EP, Mint Macron Dotted scallop lace trim, 1/8" silver ribbon, White Bakers Twine

Friday, May 29, 2015

Bright Future

Hey Everyone! LONG time... right? I have been busy with the busy stuff outside since the weather has been nice.. The kiddos are almost out of school, and their Summer is almost in full swing. But before that can happen, we need to attend a few family Grad parties.. ..So that leads me to this share today. I obviously needed to sit and create a few cards and gifts for the said graduates, and I am not one to just give a card with $$ in it.. So I made something to put the money in....

I made a box using my tea box tutorial, then just decorated it with the stamp set Bravo and Blue ribbon. I found a little jar at Michael's that looked like a light bulb, I rolled up some cash, and threw in some lemon heads for color and attached the computer generated sentiment "for your bright future!" I attached some more sentiments to the inside of  the Mortar board lid  - 

I  just scored the strip of stock at the same measurement of the inside of the cap lid, then stamped it with some more of the sentiments from the set Bravo.. Love this set! I am sure they are going to love the presentation as much as I do..OK.. off to get dinner started.. :) thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!


Stamps - Bravo, Blue Ribbon
Paper - Brilliant Blue, Whisper White, Gold Foil
Ink - Black , Brilliant Blue, Crushed Curry
Accessories - two way glue, Dazzlings Diamonds Glitter, White Bakers Twine, Sticky Strip, Dimensional dots, Lg, Brads

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A sketch and two cards

Good morning everyone.. :) In yesterdays post, I mentioned that I was cleaning up my Pinterest "Likes" board, and was either saving pins for later, or get inky right away with some of the creations that I had saved.. well I noticed that I had saved a few cards that have the same sketch, and decided to go with making those cards considering the sketch was "calling to me".. :) It is a simple sketch, with lots of possibilities, here is my first card-

 Another card that we will be making at my club this month..I used the sentiment Congratyoulations from the set Bravo, found in the main catalog.. perfect for this sketch,  as was this other tall image -

 I used the set Your Perfect Day from the Occasions mini catalog.. Fun Right!.... Two cards, one Sketch...Yippee!!. thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! 

Heather :)

First card - 
Stamps - Bravo 
Paper - Basic Gray, Real Red, Whisper White, Lost Lagoon DSP (in color stack) Silver Glimmer
Ink - Black Memento, 
Accessories - Paper piercing tool, Big Shot, Stars Framelit die, Silver Sequin, Dimensional dots, blendabilities, small star punch, black grosgrain ribbon

Second Card - 
Stamps - Your Perfect day
Paper - Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry slush, Whisper White, All Abloom DSP, Vellum
Ink - Versamark
Accessories - White EP, Gold EP, Heat tool, Paper Piercing tool, 1 3/4 and 1 1/4 circle punches, lg oval punch, basic rhinestones, silver sequin from frosted Sequin, Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Bakers twine

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Case Creations

Hey Everyone.. I have a been busy in the sunshine, getting the yard cleaned up, as well as some spring cleaning too! While we are on the subject of cleaning, I decided to clean up my Pinterest "Likes" page also. I went through all the pins, put them on a board for later, or got to recreating what was pinned.. I had a few cards that I knew I wanted to Case.. So I decided that was going to be my launching point for this board clean up.. Here are my Cased Creations -

I cased myself for the card using the same layout and stamp set, just changed the colors and a few elements, and cased Inge Groot for the mini treat sack. Both of these creations are going to be made at this months club meeting.. I know the ladies will love them and it helps them get a card and gift packaging done for the upcoming Spring/Summer occasions.. :) OK, back to cleaning.. this time its my stamp desk.. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! 

Heather :)

Stamps - Indescribable Gift, Sassy Salutations
Paper - Whisper white, Craft, Strawberry slush DSP (from in color stack) Black, Strawberry Slush
Ink - Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizazz, Soft Suede, Memento black
Accessories - Sponge Daubers, Lace Doilies, Basic Pearls, Big Shot, Mini Treat Bag die, Strawberry Slush thick Bakers Twine, retired Pear Pizazz Twill ribbon, Dimensional dots, mini metallic clothes pin

Friday, April 3, 2015


Hey Everyone! I have been busy with getting Easter cards made and sent this past week. This year is going by so fast, and my to do list keeps getting longer..On that subject, on my "to create" list was to make a pop up box card..A lot of them were floating around the inter webs a few months ago, and I simply never got around to it.. Well... I can now check this off my list. Whoop! I decided to make an extra special card for my Mom considering I was not going to be spending the holiday with her, and this kinda of card filled the bill. I followed the tutorial from Splitcoaststampers for the how to, and went to work.. 

Kinda of hard to get a good picture of it.. sorry.. I used a retired set called Everybunny.. one of my faves, and most of the images had yet to see ink, so it was about time. here is a closer view - 

I used my Blendabilities and Copics to color the images.. it was super fun to create and I love how it all came together. I know my Mom will love it too! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Happy Easter Everybunny! 

Heather :)

Stamps - Everybunny, Hello Love, Indescribable Gift
Paper - Pool Party, Whisper White, Sweet Sorbet DSP
Ink - Smoky Slate, 
Accessories - Blendabilities markers, Copics, Pistachio Pudding stretch ruffled ribbon, Basic Pearls, Itty bitty shapes punch pack, glue dots, dimensional dots, acetate, cupcake builder punch

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A Star

Hey Everyone..! I never made it downstairs yesterday to share another card sample made with my Happy mail white lace doilies.. Sorry about that.. But I am here today to share..here is my sample - 

I used some SAB designer paper, along with a stamp set that I think I has never seen ink before Pictogram punches..I bought it way back when this years catty came out but it got pushed to the side.. shame on me.. *wink*  Lots of sparkle on the this card...but super straight forward design.. Love it! I will try to back with another real soon. thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! :)


Stamps - Pictogram Punches
Paper - Whisper White, Best day ever DSP, white Lace doily, Red and silver glimmer, Sahara sand
ink - Basic black
Accessories - Big Shot, On Film Framelits, itty bitty accents punch pack, paper piercing tool, Bermuda bay sequin trim, mini stapler, dimensional dots

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Happy Mail..

Hello Everyone! I have a card to share today.. :) Last week I received some happy mail from my up-up line, Karen Titus.. and in that happy mail she sent along a little package of the White Tea Lace doilies.. Yea!! Thanks Karen.. She asked if I would make something with those doilies, and share it with her Facebook group.. of Course I would... Here is an Easter card using one of them - 

I used the set Indescribable Gift found in the Occasions mini.. Such a beautiful image, and fun to color as well... I made a few other cards using the doilies, and will be back tomorrow to share another.. thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! :)


Stamps - Indescribable Gift
Paper - Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White
Ink - Baked Brown Sugar, Wild Wasabi, Blush Blossom. Soft Suede
Accessories - White tea lace paper doilies, Paper Piercing tool, Blender pen, 5/8" naturals Ribbon, Linen Thread, SAB Accessory pack, Dimensional dots

Friday, March 20, 2015

For Naomi

Hey Everyone! Super quick post this morning.. I wanted to share a Quinceanera card for one of my oldest sons friends. It was his first invite of this kind, and an extremely formal affair..So that called for an extremely formal card- 

I cut the flowers straight from her invite to the gala, and used a crown trinket from my stash as a little extra something for her.. I love the outcome, and so did my son, Sean. Success.. :) OK, of to get this first day of Spring underway.. thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! 


Stamps - Memorable Moments
Paper - Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Silver Glimmer, Silver Foil
Ink - black Memento
Accessories - Big Shot, Square Framelits, Junior Type alphabet, white taffeta ribbon, Silver 1/8 " ribbon, Sequin, Crown trinket, Paper piercing tool, Dimensional dots, two way glue

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hello DC

Hey Again Everyone! A few days ago I mentioned that I had been busy completing my Scrap Album from my recent trip to Washington D.C...and.... I said I would share.. So that is what I am doing today. :) if you have been following me for awhile, you know my issues with scrapping in general. Now don't get me wrong, I love to scrap. My problem is that I get lost is All there is to scrap at times.. ;) I was determined that this time I was not going to make this too hard on myself.. it was a 4 day trip.. how hard could that be? I decided to use the So you Project kit form the Occasions mini. The perfect size, and everything is there for me to complete the album in one sitting, OK maybe two.. Whoop! The project kit coordinates with a stamp set, also from the Occasions min, called So You.. Love it! Here is the front of my Album-

A big bonus with this kit, there are sample layouts right is the package.. with step by step instructions for those layouts.. So if you are new to scrapping, SU took care of all the guess work. Perfect for even the seasoned scrapper, with all that is included in the kit! Here are some of my favorite pages -

where we stayed in D.C.... and -

some of our favorite sites there.. :) This was such a fun Project, I think I will have to get another kit, and tell my husband to take me someplace else so I can do it all over again! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!


Stamps - So You, Greetings From Photopolymer
Paper - Soft Suede, Night of Navy, Maps from trip
Ink - Opaque Stazon, various for album cover
Accessories - So you Project kit, adhesive, Big Shot, Simple alphabet, Dymo Label maker

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Soiree Of Kindness

Hello Everyone! I have a quick share this evening... I am trying to get ready for my club ladies this weekend, and getting my samples made and paper cut, and really trying to decide as to what we are going to make. I had decided last time we met that we would be using the Butterfly Thinlit dies from the Occasion mini catalog, I have spied SO many beautiful cards made with the Butterfly Basics Bundle, but SU has been having issues with back orders that are simply out of their control, I needed to change gears fast. Hmm.. what do I have in my stash that has a butterfly and coordinating tool.?. Well,... I have Kinda Eclectic, and that coordinates with the Elegant butterfly punch... Yea!! Here is my card - 

I paired it with some of the Gold Soiree DSP, considering that some of the colors and the paper are soon on their way out, and if my ladies haven't played with them yet it had better happen soon. A really straight forward card with DSP, Paper, and ink! Perfect for club! OK... one down and two to go.. best get busy! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! 


Stamps - Kinda Eclectic
Paper - Whisper White, Gold Soiree DSP, Brushed Gold
Ink - Calypso Coral, Garden Green, Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe
Accessories - 2 1/2 inch circle punch, Elegant Butterfly punch, Crisp cantaloupe thick Bakers twine, Basic rhinestones, Calypso coral blendabilities marker, Dimensional dots

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Butterfly Basics

Hey Everyone.. I have a share today.. I have a few birthdays to celebrate in the next few weeks.. So I broke down and made a few cards for my stash. My Sister-in law celebrates her birthday on St. Patrick's Day, and I always try to send her a card that is not a combined St. Pats/Birthday card. This year I used the new Butterfly Basics Set from the Occasions mini catalog. Lots of cards being made with this set as of late, so there is lots of inspiration out there on the Internet..:) Here is my/her card -

I chose to use some of the All Abloom DSP from the main catalog. I forgot that I even had some.. and how could I.. so many fun and bright patterns.. I cut my butterfly out, added it, but I thought it looked a little flat against the papers, so I cut out a second butterfly, but used window sheet this time, it added the perfect amount of depth I was looking for.

 I also colored my designer vintage buttons with my lightest Rich Razzleberry  blendabilities marker, to add a pop of color, and bring it all together. :) OK, I need to be off to get this puppy in the mail. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! 


Stamps - Butterfly Basics
Paper - Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Window sheet, All Abloom DSP stack, Crumb Cake
Ink - Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, 
Accessories - Big Shot, Butterflies thinlits, Circle thinlits,  Mellow Moss Stitched Satin Ribbon, Designer Antique Faceted buttons, Blendabilities marker, Linen thread, Glue Dots, Sahara Sand 5/8 lace trim, Sponge, Distressing tool, paper piercing tool 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Herd of wishes

Hey Everyone.... hope everyone has been trying to stay warm and cozy these past few weeks.. I have been busy downstairs with things.. finished scrapping my trip to D.C. ...( I will share some of that later) and have been busy coloring myself into my happy place. :) My last order I broke down and purchased the super cute set From the Herd.. another one of those sets that I was on the fence about but took the leap anyway..So glad I did too.. this set is FUN! Yea!! 

I colored the image with my blendabilities markers and popped up a few things to give some depth, sponged a few clouds behind our party animals.. then added a strip of washi tape at the bottom..here is the inside...

added the same balloons and clouds to tie it all together.. See I told you, FUN! OK.. off to get this Saturday done.. thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! 


Stamps - From the Herd
Paper - Whisper White
Ink - Memento Black, Blendabilities markers assortments.. Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Flesh tones, Smokey slate, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Pool Party
Accessories - Sponge, Big Shot, Square Framelits, Washi tape, Dimensional Dots

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Be Mine banner

Hello Everyone! I have a share today..I was busy trying to get valentines made and in the mail this past weekend...and the task has spilled over into the last two days too... While busy making cards, I amassed quite the pile of scraps on my desk of all the pretty papers found in the Stacked with Love DSP stack from the Occasions Catalog. I decided that when the cards were all done I would tackle that pile of scraps, and make SOMETHING... Most were not big enough to make a card with, so I decided on making a banner for Valentines Day.. 

I think it turned out super cute.. and didn't take long at all to make, and I get to enjoy it for years to come.. I was so excited about how cute it turned out that I decided to decorate a little pedestal picture frame with a little banner too - 

Yes, that is me and the Hubs from our recent romp in Washington, D.C. I thought the little banner was the perfect addition to the pic..Fun right!? OK, I am off to get the kiddos from school.. thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! 

Heather :)

Stamps - None
Paper - Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Red Glimmer, Stacked with Love DSP Stack
Ink - none
Accessories - Big Shot, Hearts Framelits, Banner Framelits, Simple alphabet bigz dies, Designer Rosette XL Die, Scallop circle punch, 1 1/4 scallop circle punch, retired real red satin ribbon, retired real red Grosgrain ribbon, Calypso Coral polyester ribbon from SAB Best Year Ever Accessory pack, glue dots, dimensional dots, Hot glue Gun

Tiny banner - 
Paper - Stacked with Love DSP Stack, Whisper white 
Accessories - Banner punch, Itty bitty accents punch pack Heart, Black Bakers Twine, Glue dots

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Wood you be mine?

Hey Everyone! it's been awhile...But it was out of my control. My computer decided it had enough of me, and my demands, and decided to up and quit.. I should have seen it coming really.. life was going a little to smoothly.. :)

 I also took a short trip with my darling husband to Washington D.C.. We took  in some sites, and took time to breathe a little with each other. We have never been "alone" on vacation together, and it was about time.. so thanks to my Mom, we escaped for a few days.. Yea! :) 

So this week I am excited to have a new computer,  and to play with some new stamps that came while I was away. Whoop! Today I am sharing a card made with a Valentine set from the Occasions mini called "Wood you be Mine".. its a little quirky at first glance, but Super Fun!! Here is my card - 

I used my Blendabilities markers to color this LOVE-able Lumberjack shouting "Timber!"
Here is the inside  -

I just separated the sentiment, masked it, and stamped the tree line image so it appears behind it. I love it! This is such a fun Valentine I can't wait to send it! :) Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! 


Stamps - Wood you Be Mine
Paper - Smokey Slate, Whisper white, Chocolate Chip, Crisp Cantaloupe, Stacked With Love DSP, Coastal Cabana
Ink - Memento, Soft sky, Pear Pizzazz, Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Accessories - Blendabilities markers, sponge, Cupcake Builder Punch, Best Year Ever (SAB) Accessory Pack, Linen thread, Dimensional Dots, Scallop edge punch, paper piercing tool

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

You Brighten my Day, Love..

Hey Everyone! I have a really quick share this morning of another SAB sample.. Can you guess the set I used? Yup!... You Brighten my Day.. here is my card - 

 super simple, sweet, and quick to top it off! I told you this set was fun, hope you get a chance to play with it too! OK... off to get this day underway! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! 

Heather :)

Stamps - SAB You Brighten my Day
Paper - Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Gold Foil
Ink - Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Hello Honey
Accessories - Big Shot, Perfect Print Alphabet Die, Small Heart Punch, Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, In color Sequin Assortment, Dimensional Dots, Paper piercing tool, two way glue

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

So Happy For you

Hey Again Everyone! Are you as excited as I am today!? I hope So.. It is after all the beginning of SALE-A-BRATION! AwwwYeah! There is free stuff to be had by all that want to join in the fun!  :)  I told you yesterday that I had time to get inky with the SAB set You Brighten My Day,.. Well, here is my second creation with this sweet set -

I combined the little house image with a sentiment from another SAB set called Simply Wonderful! Another super fun set, with those essential sentiments that we use so much. Love! I hope you join in the SAB fun, and get your hands on some free goodies soon! Thanks for stopping by taking a peek! 

Heather :)

Stamps - SAB You Brighten My Day, SAB Simply Wonderful
Paper - Whisper white, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight
Ink - marina Mist, Black, Real red, Old Olive, Versamark
Accessories - White EP, Itty bitty punch pack, Daffodil Delight Bakers Twine, Basic Pearls, Dimensional Dots

Monday, January 5, 2015

Brighten my Day

Hello Everyone! I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday season, and are still on track for keeping those New Years resolutions too. I am SO glad that the holiday hustle is over, and that the kiddos are back to school. I actually had some time to stamp this morning, and broke in a new set for SU's Sale-a-bration.. which begins tomorrow! Whoop! Here is my card - 

Lots of cute sets to be had in this years Sale-a-bration catalog. This image is from the set called, You Brighten my Day.. Super Fun! I will try to share some of the other samples that I have made in the next few days. :) Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! 


Stamps - You Brighten my Day
Paper - Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Black
Ink - Memento Black
Accessories - Blendabilities markers, Silver Metallic marker, Basic Black marker, Ruler, Paper piercing tool, Dimensional dots