Thursday, September 27, 2007


I can not take credit for these two halloween projects but I can certaily take joy in looking at them. I just love 'em and for those that know me, know that is pretty impressive since I am not really a halloweenie kind of person. Just don't get into it and neither do my kids. But, I got the test tube from my upline Kim when we went to a SU Seminar this weekend and I thought it was so cute! Now, I will say that I do like this stamp set from SU and I think that it is because it is round and it fits so well with the scallop punch. The card is actually a card that we made at the seminar and it is colorful. The bubbles........... that was a real task in itself, those are all dry embossed during the day on SU cardstock which is so thick you can't use a light box for it! So I ended up just feeling for the indents on the brass stencil- ended up doing all 3 of ours (Oh, yeah- because I was so good at it.......NOT!) I just thought both of these projects were worth putting up here for you ladies and I hope you enjoy them.

Now- I do owe you all apologies as it has been a week since I posted and I know that is a sure way of losing viewers (and it is the new season you all k now!) So I apologize- I had a show last Thursday, prep for the seminar Sat and then the Seminar and then some family/work things to do so I didn't get much done.

So, here is a fall tag that I got from a friend some time ago and I just love it. The set is retired but she used wonderful colors, shrinky dinks and it just makes me feel so warm inside. These are the kinds of tags that I end up keeping forever because I can't part with them on a gift or project. I just love them. That is why I am hosting a tag swap on SCS, well that and who cant use tags for the holidays? I get tired of the same old sticker tags and I won't pay the price for the beautiful big ones- but I can make some! If you are interested in joining let me know and I can direct you to the right spot!
Well I must get going- have a great day and I will try to get back later/tomorrow to post a couple more projects. Plus........... I will have a product review for you in the next week!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Snails and Scallops!!!

Good Tuesday ladies! I finally used my scallop punch on a card and I think it is oh so cute! I pierced the little scallops to make it pop a little bit. This is the garden whimsy set and refuge and strength. I used pomegranite for the background, then layered mellow moss, sky and white strips. The snail is stamped in mellow moss. Then I used the slit punch to make a little hole to bring the stitched ribbon through. After I looked at it for a bit I think that I could have added some stitching along the mellow moss side to give it a bit more detail. But I do like it quite abit anyways- think that I will use it for a class too!
I am sorry that I don't have more to show you all but once again, it has been hectic this week. I have a workshop tomorrow (see you then Amy, Denise and Sue!) and then Saturday I am going to a SU seminar locally put on. I can't wait- Joy always has wonderful projects and then I will go shopping with Kim and Jen my upline and downlines! WhoHoo- raise your hand if you like to shop! I think that I may get one of those Zutter binding systems......... hm, do I suspect that you will all see a product review coming soon????
So see ya all later!

Monday, September 17, 2007


I can't believe it is going on a week since I posted, and here I thought I was keeping up fairly well. I guess it doesn't matter when you are not doing any stamping if you post or not....... I mean, do you all want to hear about my weekend? Okay, well I did go shopping and bought some fun cuttlebug dies, and some cute stuff to get ready for my stamp camp (can't say what in case someone is reading!), and then the dreaded "school shopping" but it went well and we all made it home alive. But enough of that stuff- on to the real reason that you came.
This is a cute little set that is new this year called double line doodles. This card is like the one we did at regionals and I thought it was cute. I did use my So Many Sayings hostess set as well. I am in the process of cutting those 3 big stamps into separate stamps and adhering them to dominos. I think it will be an ongoing task! Anywho- I used guava, river, and wasabi green papers on this, along with the wasabi stitched ribbon. I need to get this stiched ribbon in all the colors as it is so nice to work with. The card front is about 1in shorter than the back (that is why it sits kinda funny too!) so the paisley shows from the back. I dont have a message on the inside but I liked the "you make me happy"
So- sorry this is it for today- I will try to post later this week.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Christmas in September

This is a fun tent card with a topper on it, took it from the ideas from SCS this week. The background paper is my own making- I used Seeing Spots and In the spotlight with real red, garden green and green galore, same ink colors and cardstock. The tree is from perfect presentation and the be merry from warm words. The card is actually 4 1/4in wide and 4 inches tall, the topper makes it 5 inches so it will fit in a standard envelope! I thought these would be cute holiday cards and a little different.

My next creation I saw on SCS (can't recall whose card it was though). I used different sets with it but overall the same idea. I used my sizzix to emboss the snowflakes on white, I used garden green paper and then the same background from the first project. I had to use a couple of my circle punches and wha-la! I like how it came out and I guess it is time to start thinking about making holiday cards. I find that I don't make them in bulk so I might have a couple that are the same but typically I sent out all different ones and that is because I just keep trying different styles.

So- have you all started on your holiday cards yet?

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Bazaar Bound..........

Well the golf outing is over and so now I can focus on other things in life. One, being my upcoming vacation that I will be taking with my hubby.... just the two of us. We will be going to Puerto Vallarta, did I mention the kids would NOT be going? Well you know, I like any mother loves her kids but boy am I ready for this trip. Probably more related to life in general but it will be good time for the two of us to do nothing but sit, relax, read, relax........... well shall I digress any longer since I am sure you really do not want to hear about that trip (but don't worry, when it comes/goes- I will post some photos for you!)
Anyways- these little trinkets are some things that Jennifer and I got on The one is a little calendar and notepad. I am always looking for a piece of paper when Jim asks if I have some in my purse (usually have to use an old receipt or something) and I gave up on the bulky calendars. But this little thing is thin and it is only 3x4 inches. I also have one that is a little album, has slots for about 8 photos, perfect for grandmas! Then of course, the little 2x2 sticky note block. Is that the cutest little thing? Great for holiday tokens/gifts for co-workers or friends.
Sorry I don't have more to show you but this week left little time to stamp and this weekend I spent working on what else......... more tags so I won't bore you any more with those. I will work on something and post later this week.
Tata! Heidi

Saturday, September 1, 2007


Serene Sunflowers, I think this set is just so warm and fun to use. It is a 2 step stamp set so I always like those. I used mustard as my base, old olive and chocolate to layer and very vanilla as my base for the stamping. I then used the linen background on the mustard but still shaded around the edges with chocolate ink. The little tab is the word window and then a couple brads and I thought it turned out quite nice.

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 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?
So, don't forget the tag and get working on them for the holidays girls! Have an awesome Labor Day- I am taking the boys to Cedar Point!!!!