Saturday, December 29, 2007
I was going to post a picture today but for some reason blogger is not allowing me to do that. I had to try a couple times to log in so it must be the system. I am hoping to be back right after the new year with some fun things. As you may know- the new SU catalog is in and I have it in my hands. It is a beautiful catalog (but I like the cover of the last one a little better still) and has some fabulous things in it. For those scrapbookers I am excited b/c I think it has some cool scrapbooking sets too! So, if you've not seen it- call your demo and get your copy!
For those of you local to me- I am going to get an Open House on the calendar so we can do something fun and get the catty in your hands! But for now- you all have a Happy New Year and see you in 2008!
Saturday, December 22, 2007
I just had to share another project that I have been working on. Once again- I used my SU markers to color this precious girl and her reindeer and my aquapainter. I am so happy with the results that I have decided that I will buy more SU markers with the New Year and hold off on copics.
I will not be posting again until after Christmas but wanted to wish all you viewers and faithful friends and customers a Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year. I hope that it brings much joy and health to each of you!
Thursday, December 20, 2007
I just had to share this photo with you all as it is just an amazing gift card pocket. I saw this on someone else's website (not my own making and can not recall whose it is) but it is a little pocket to put your gift cards in. Is it not just beautiful?
Anyways- it has been a busy week before the holidays- as I am sure you are all experiencing as well. Hunter and Jake only have one day of school left so they are all excited- then the countdown to the holiday visits and such. I look forward to it. With that, if we do not meet again before Christmas you all have a Blessed Holiday and stay safe.
Ta ta- Heidi
Monday, December 17, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Here is another one of the precious moments images that I got off of SCS this last week. I was so worried about coloring these, hoping they wouldn't look like a preschooler colored them. I love them. I am so waiting for a couple that I am purchasing to arrive! I collect PM so this is fun, I never knew they had their own line- which, by the way, is no longer available unless you find them on ebay or someone that has them already. Poohey! But I am working on building a small collection (like I need that!).
I do apologize for not posting again- I feel like I am doing this alot but I have had some issues with the site loading and letting me post. It is all I can do sometimes is to get on, post really quick and hope it saves correctly.
I hope that you are all getting ready for the holidays and things are falling into place for you. I have most of my shopping done, the house is decorated and that is it. We had the big holiday get together that I had to prepare for already so now- it is all just sit back and have fun. Now does that sound good or what?
I will try and post some projects but gosh- I have not done anything but these two cuties lately. So take care and see ya later!
Sunday, December 9, 2007
This is an image that I got from SCS and I just love it. I am always envious of some of those other ladies that can color these detailed stamps in and get them to look awesome. So, I must say that I am pretty happy with how this one turned out. Not perfect but very sweet. I wanted to stay with the softness of the precious moments dolls and so I used my chalks for this. I didn't put a sentiment on this one but I am still thinking about it- if not, it can be used for a variety of things but leaning towards the friendship sentiments. Please tell me what you think!
I know I have not been around much but honestly have not had the "creative bug" either. Tonight I forced myself and this was my creation so I am feeing pretty good so hope to be back a few times a week now- I hope you are all getting your holiday shopping and decorating done. I am done with the decorating, have a few last minute things to pick up but all the BIG stuff is done. So happy shopping!
Monday, December 3, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
But I will say, I have found a fun place to hang out and be addicted to: a friend of mine introduced me to a PIF thread over at SCS and boy have I had fun. I have been able to trade off some of my sets I no longer want and get some sets I didn't even know I HAD to have. But seriously, I have gotten some house mouses, bellas, and whipper snappers! Does that not sound like fun? If you've got sets or stamps in general you want to trade- stop on over. It is a fast moving thread and so you better hand on tight and call it if you want it. Check it out:
And with that being said, have a great weekend and I will be back next week. And if I do any crafting I will post something for you all. Thank you for checking back with me though!
Monday, November 26, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Today I added some music to the site, couldn't get on to add photos but maybe later. So, what do you think? I like going on to sites and having a little background music........... hope you enjoy.
I also have 1 more project that I have to get done this week and into the mail for a secret pal. Once I am done with it, I will take a picture and get it on here so you can all see it. It is using my bind it all and Mickey Mouse stuff........ I have it in my head and it is really cute so I hope it turns out and she enjoys it.
Thanks for stopping by and I WILL have a picture up soon!
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
I promised to give you the scoop on this and I finally pulled it out, well actually it was sitting out on my desk but I was a little intimidated by it. It looks kinda scary and the little tag says do not remove unless in use to avoid any harm. So, I thought I might lose a finger or something. But I tried it and it is so fun. I seriously put a book together in minutes. I have found it is best to cover the coasters and then punch the bindings in them, they look nice and neat that way. So, I put these three little holiday books together and embellished them all very quickly for my bazaar this weekend (did I mention this to you all yet?)
Here is the first little album I put together. It has 3 coasters so 6 sides and I embellished it so that only the little photos need to be put into it now. I am thrilled with the way it turned out. I used a new pack of holiday paper from K&Co along with some of my SU colors to coordinate and a few stamps and rub ons. I am thinking that I will charge about $4 for these at the sale and I think they would make the cutest little holiday teacher/friend gifts. Plus I have a stack of coasters leftover from my big purchase!
I hope that you have enjoyed the photos, the binding system is easy and it looks really nice. I don't think that anyone would know that I put it together!
Sunday, November 4, 2007
And of course, you are waiting to see who the winner of the blog candy is. And the winner is.....
Send me your addy and I will get this package out to you. Probably won't get on a lot this week as I will be traveling and then the show is this weekend. Have a great week!
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
So, now that I have been tagged I have to do the following:
1. Link to the person that tagged you
2. Post 7 random/weird facts about yourself on your blog (cause we all want to know how weird you are!)
3. Tag 7 people at the end and link to their blog
4. Leave comments on each blog that you tag so that they know!
Random facts: (not so weird though)
1. I have a tigger tatoo on my right ankle that I had done as a gift to my husband for his birthday!
2. I can belch louder than most men I know (not that I am proud of it but it has come in handy at contests)
3. I live in Michigan and yet I hate the winter!
4. I traveled in Europe for a month in 1985 with my mother (and we are still speaking!)
5. I am adopted (so is my brother)
6. When I vacation, I like to go tropical (not so weird but true!)
7. I can wiggle my ears (is that desperate for #7 or what?)
Now I am suppose to tag 7 ladies/men but I know there is a lot of tagging going on so I will only pick a couple.
Roxy She has some sweet boxes and wonderful ideas.
Emily I just love her stuff and she looks like a FUN gal!
Amanda She has fun "other" stuff to share with us!
Krissy I have to do this, she is a fellow Michigander with new Hanna Stamps! (so cute too!)
Michelle She has fun stuff- and a good trader
Paula A new swapping friend with some beautiful work
Okay I am going to stop there. ............... but you ladies, get ready for some BLOG CANDY! I am thinking up something fun for the holidays as well!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
I know, I got off easy today but I have done nothing the last 3 nights, NOTHING- I think that I burned myself out and just couldn't sit down and create. But I am ready to start again so hopefully tonight I will get some time and if I do- you will get to see the goodies!
And- it is about time for more blog candy ladies- I am at almost 3000!! So keep an eye out, not sure what I am going to do but do have a few ideas in my head.
Monday, October 22, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Personally? I think that chocolate packaged in sweet little packages- ones that call out to me, buy me buy me! I made a handful of these for the craft show in November and I will be making a bunch more since I got like 50 of these little pillow boxes. I do like how they turned out and I made some coffee, fallish and then I will have some holiday ones but the show is Nov 10th and I am not sure if people will want to purchase chocolate gifts that far in advance. But don't you think the turkey is the cutest!? I just love him and that is what we alway say about our cat Frank- he is not fat either, just a little fluffy. I couldn't resist- now I have to figure out how much to charge. Jen S- if you read this, give me your thoughts. Well I have to go to dinner with my hubby and the boys so I will check back with you all later.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Okay- so what else am I working on you ask.............. well I have not broken down and read the manual for my zutter but Jen tells me it will almost work on its own so maybe one evening I will just jump in and use it and see what happens. Then I can do a product review for you. So, instead I will show you this:
This is a card I got from my pal friend Sue Kempter Miller. I just love this set so I was thrilled that she sent me a card made with because I do not have it yet. Angie- you will want to lift this card as it is sooooooo darned cute. Plus it has that "hoardable" paper on it! Thank you Sue for sending me such a beautiful card.
And that is it for this fine Wednesday. I will post some pictures later this week from my stamp camp- don't want to show the girls the rest of the goodies and ruin it. I designed the last item last evening and love it- plus it uses a technique that I have not personally done- so look forward to that.
Monday, October 1, 2007
The next item, sticking with the holiday theme here for a few minutes is a scrapbooking pages. Now, this was designed by one of the ladies at the SU seminar we went to a couple weeks ago again but I just love it. One it has the dashing paper which is a MUST for any paper "hoarder", you all know who you are! Yes, you, the one that won't share any of your paper because it is too good for your best friends! It is something you store in a closet and bring it out to just stare at it and drool over the colors, it is the paper that you DO NOT cut and God forbid the little ones actually get ahold of it to make their own special project. That will send you to therapy for a few year. Yes, so you all know who you are and I won't point any fingers at you (wendy). :) Anyways- now I can't even recall what point #2 is! But I just really like how it all meshes together and the point is that our colors are just so wonderful together! I think that you would all agree.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Saturday, September 1, 2007
Some of you ladies indicated you liked the tags and wanted to make tags of your own. But, the ideas just weren't coming fast enough for you and you wanted more ideas- so this evening I sat down and started making some more tags. I love them for one, and then I am going to use them for a tag swap that I am in with some girls and then lastly I thought I could sell them at the bazaar later this year. So, here are a few thoughts or ideas. I used perfect presentation from the hostess set but we will also be coming out with another new tag set in the holiday mini (check it out at stampinup.com). I think that I will also get this set b/c it has some SWEETNESS to it. I went with old olive and ruby red on the tags on the left, punched the circle and make it pop with a dot. Then, the blue ones I wanted to go non-traditional and they are brilliant blue and bashful blue, added a little glitter and you have a bit different looking tag. Now tell me, wouldn't you like to get a gift with these cute tags on them?
Monday, August 27, 2007
I have had this Sara binder for probably 2 years (don't you think Angie?) And I have all the fun address section, envelopes, pockets, and there they have sat. Well I pulled that sucker out and thought I would use some SU paper on it. That stuff is so nice to work with, especially the thicker double sided paper. Just gotta love it like velvet! So, this is what I came up with, I stuck to a neutral color, oh I know not everyone loves PINK like me. I really wanted to make it PINK though, you know that! But I didn't, and here are some pic of the inside.Now I just need to decide what I will do with it. I am wondering if I might try and sell it at the craft show but now sure how to price it and/or if anyone would want to purchase something like this. Oh but who knows it might be something that someone will purchase for themselves, but I think that you have to really like it to purchase it.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
So, then since I am also in a mini notebook swap, I started on those this week as I figured they would be easy and fun and I was sooooooooooo right! I worked until after midnight one night on these. I am thrilled with the way they came out. I am making 3 Bella ones and then I am making a Halloween one for the hostess. Hope you enjoy!
Okay, that is all for tonight, it is getting late and I am trying to get to bed at a more suitable time for rising with the boys once they are back in school. I can just see it the first week- okay, now you boys get yourselves up, dressed, eat breakfast and pack your lunch- I will see you when you get home! Probably would not be the "mother of the year" best practices, you think? Oh well, I can't proclaim that prize anyways- they had soup for dinner tonight! I shall not carry on anymore- tata!
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Then I have to show you this card, I got it from Jessica'smom on SCS and she made it at a stamp a stack (I can't recall whose b/c my kids stole my paper that had her name on it). I love the pink and orange, probably because they are not colors I would typically use together but this is just a beauty! Don't you think? When I asked if I could post it here (with credits) she was happily agreeable so I thought, I should do this more often. So- if you send me a card that you made (include credits) I will post them over the next two week on here! Now, that might not mean you are published but we can show off some of your work!
I am working on some fun Christmas tags that I will show you next time ! In the meantime, take care!