Thursday, January 29, 2009

Yummy Lovin'

The other day I picked up some dollar store glasses. Yes, I am at that age. Anyway, they came packaged in these wonderful pillow boxes. I decided today to pick up some "Sweethearts" and fill them up. I used the coluzzel to cut the oval and stamped the Yummy stamp colored with the Regal Rose and Real Red makers. Then I distress it because it wasn't a clean cut. After that I tied a grosgrain ribbon in Regal Rose and then banded the box with SU's Candy Lane paper. A couple of brads and voila, it's ready for one of my DD's who just happen to love "Sweethearts."

A Little Something

This one is for Ms. Horn who made the last comment on my blog the other day. I asked which of my new sets I should ink up first and Ms. Horn said "Yummy." Well this morning I rushed down and did just that. This is a gift card holder, one of my favorite things to make. for those of you who might not know how to make one, here are some instructions.
Cut a piece of cardstock in half length wise, now score at 3, 51/2 and 81/2. Fold in the center and then fold the other scored sides in like a W. Use double sided tape to seal the inside fold at the sides and bottom. I use a word window punch and circle punch to create a place for a gift card.


This is a fun set and I can't wait to play with it again later today.
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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

All eyes on Wednesday's winter storm -- Page 1 -- Times Union - Albany NY

All eyes on Wednesday's winter storm -- Page 1 -- Times Union - Albany NY

Looks like tomorrow will be a big stampin' day here. I am really happy that Mr. Brown is bringing my new goodies today. Besides all the new accessoires I'm getting, Dream a little, the love you much bundle, bella's bloom, dreams de jour and the Sale-a-bration set Yummy!

So which set do you want me to play with and post first?

Monday, January 26, 2009

Sad Day.


Awhile back SCS was doing the pink week when we were all making cards for Cancer awareness. Anyway, I posted this one. It was in honor of my cousin, also named Heather who was fighting a nine year battle with Cancer. Here first diagnoses was breast cancer shortly after her first and only child Kieran was born. She fought that but shortly after it returned and essentially was all through her, brain, bone, liver etc. Heather has always had a very dry sense of humor and she maintained that until the end. She passed away yesterday morning, at home with her husband and son by her side. Her dog Merlin, stayed on her hospital bed in the living room for the last 24 hours. Although I am very sad today, I am grateful that I had her in my life and that her suffering is finally over. Heather Rest in Peace. Love Heather

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Another one going.

As I said before, I'm cleaning out my stamps ready for some new ones. Actually, I'm hoping to make
enough to put a big dent in the Big Shot starter kit. This one is the retired Blossoms Abound and it's ending shortly on ebay so I just had to use it before it's not mine anymore.

Don't know about where you are but her in the Albany area we are having a much colder and snowier (if that's a word) winter than usual. I am looking out the window right now at my lilac bush with leaves or lilacs right now and it makes me anxious for spring. After living in Tampa for 3 years, I just can't seem to enjoy winter anymore.

On this card I also used my Best Yet set which I love. As a demo it always makes me sad when they come out with awesome sentiment sets that we can only use for a short time. I wish this was in the main catty. Hope you enjoy.

Recipe:
Stamps: Blossoms Abound, Best Yet
Ink: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss
Card Stock: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss and Confetti White
Accessories, Med oval & ticket corner punches, vintage brads sponge and dimensional.




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Friday, January 23, 2009

I'll Miss it a Latte!


Sometimes I get in the mood to list some things on Ebay. This week I was really in the mood. I listed alot. Anyway, I hadn't used the retired set Like it a Latte in ages so I decided to list it. I've been having second thoughts but it's to late. So I decided to get busy and make a few cards with it before it's gone. I always loved using liquid applique with this set, it's just perfect for it. Hope you like it.
Recipe
Stamp set: Like it a Latte
Card Stock: Blush Blossom, Chocolate Chip and Ruby Red
Ink: Ruby Red and Chocolate Chip, Vanilla
Accessories: Clear EP, Ribbon from the winter Mini, Liquid Applique and the coluzzle.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Inspired by Nature Embossed.


I just love this set, Inspired by Nature it's on the dormant list right now but is still available. It's such a pretty set to emboss with. I must be in the mood for flowers lately. Maybe I should head down to the Cave and find something other than a flower.
Recipe:
Stamp set: Inspired by Nature 111656 $23.95
Retired Greeting
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Raspberry Tart Designer paper.
Ink: Versamark, Rose Red.
Accessoires: White EP, Clear EP, Ticket Corner punch and Rose Red Grosgrain Ribbon.

Still chilly in the Stamp Cave!


Mike was suppose to hook up this heater to our hot water tank but hasn't gotten around to it yet. But I'm still Chillin and I mean Chillin in my stamp cave. Maybe if I bring everything upstairs he'll take the hint:)
It certainly has been a cold December, January around here and it seems from the news everyone else has been chilly.
Heading down to stamp.
Heather

Bloomin Cold!


So what do I do to try and feel warm? Go down to my Stamp Cave and make a card using a flower. In this case I used Bloomin' Beautiful's poppy. One of my favorite sets to watercolor.

Recipe
Stamp set: Bloomin' Beautiful
Ink: Black Stazon and Watercolor wonder crayons
Cardstock: Confetti White, Kraft and Always Artichoke
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Always Artichoke Grosgrain Ribbon.

Friday, January 16, 2009

What a pleasant surprise!


Yesterday I opened the mail box and there was a card BRAK in it. For those of you who don't frequent Splitcoaststampers.com it's a "Birthday Random Act of Kindness" Anyway it was the first card I received for my birthday this year. Don't tell anyone but it's a big birthday! Isn't it just goooooooooooorgeous! I love the close to cocoa with the blush blossom. I will treasure it always. A big shout out thanks to Julie Stieber (jkstieber).
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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Inspired Birthday

I just love this set. Inspired by Nature. It's so quick and easy to use. I like having cards on hand that can be used for male and females alike. This set is now on the dormant list, but don't worry, if you still want it contact me and I can order it for you.

Recipe
Stamp Sets: Inspired by Nature, Hugs and Wishes
Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories, Sponge, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain, Ticket Corner Punch, Tag Punch
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Looking forward to the new Catty!


Stampin' Up's new catty is on it's way but in the mean time I've been playing with Pick a Petal. I borrowed it but I'm thinking I may have to just get it for myself. Believe it or not, I bought it before and then traded it never having used it. I just couldn't get past the petal part and look outside of the box. Well, here is another using this set. I have seen this guy a lot on SCS and just had to make one for myself. I used the Party Hearty stamp on the bottom for a birthday card, inside I used a retired birthday sentiment, they say it's your birthday. I just see this guy using a very monotone sarcastic voice. Fun card.
Recipe
Stamp Sets: Pick a Petal, Party, Party Hearty
Ink" Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive
Card stock, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White and Old Olive
Accessories, Basic Black Marker, Elegant Eggplant and white grosgrain.
Silver Brads.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Valentines is on it's way.


So, it's time to start making VDay cards. I don't have a current Valentine set allow some such as Simply said have hearts in them. Today's card uses Pick a Petal that Marymargaret Corcoran was so kind to lend me. Thanks Marymargaret. I used the stamp a ma jig for placement. Hope you enjoy.
Recipe:
Stamp sets: Pick a Petal and Holidays and Wishes
Card stock: Whisper White, Basic Grey and Real Red
Ink: Basic Gray, Real Red
Accessories: Stamp a ma jig, Red Stripped Grosgrain Ribbon
Cuttlebug embossing folder circles, Distressing tool.

Catching up!


Rustic Rooster is a new level 2 hostess set from the spring/summer 2009 Catty. The catty will be released January 19th. Which coincidentally is my 5oth Birthday.....shhhhhhhh.

Recipe

Stamp sets: Rustic Rooster

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red

Card stock: Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron and Very Vanilla

Accessories: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain, Large oval punch distressing tool.

Technique: masking