Friday, December 30, 2011


Hello- I hope that you are all recovering from the holidays and looking forward to the New year. Today I finally did a little crafting after taking about 10 days off- it felt good to give my brain a rest although it was a challenge today to get going! I opted to start on my V'Day cards, I am looking forward to working on them but really looking for some sweet stamps for the occasion. So - do tell me what your favorite stamp set is that you use to create the LOVE day cards.
BAM- that is what I see when I look at this card! The sparkly glittery heart with the black cardstock is just GOR-JUS at least I think so. But then again I am all about BLING! The paper is again the Echo Park and the die cut is magnolia and it is so elegant here. The sketch on this card is Skipping Stones- come and join us!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Cheerful Friend

Hello and Happy Wednesday!
Today's card is a sweet little number that I colored last summer and had yet to post so I figured I have not been as ambitious as I should be and crafting, I could just post it. Matter of fact this little Tilda sits on my desk and stares at me daily, just have not put her in my card box or sent her out. I honestly could not tell you alot about the card since it has been so long other than it is colored with copics. My brain has frozen as to where I even got the flowers- so with that- I bid you all good day!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

From Me to You!!!!

Merry Christmas!!!!
Here is wishing to you and your families a Blessed Christmas filled with joy and happiness.
Thank you for this last year of visits and comments!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Pixie Cottage- someBunny Special!

Welcome to this Wednesday before Christmas! I hope it finds you all prepared for the holidays, gifts purchased, wrapped, cookies baked and holiday plans all set! I know I am super excited for the next couple of weeks as we will be spending some time with family and friends and that is what I love most!
This week and for the next 2 weeks over at the Pixie Cottage we are challenging you all to make something for somebody special. As I was preparing for this challenge and going through my stamps I came upon this most recent release that Michelle sent over to me and thought I would throw a little "twist" into my challenge. My card is for some bunny special! Get it?
Stamp: To Santa from Buffy- Pixie Cottage

I also wanted to post the WINNER of the Pixie Cottage Digital Image here on my blog..... BECKIE Just email me steinrn@yahoo the image that you would like and I will have it out to you! Thanks to everyone for playing along!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christ in Christmas

Hello! It is another Monday and I get to go shopping today and hoping to finish up all my shopping. I can then sit down one evening to start to wrap, yep- I have not wrapped anything yet. I am so far behind this year. How are you doing?
This card is one that I did this last weekend once again to finish up sending out my holidays cards. Now it will be time to work on some New Year cards and birthday (for my son!) Here is hoping to you all that you have a fabulous week!

Friday, December 16, 2011

A Splendid Holiday Weekend!

Happy Friday! I hope you are in for a fun weekend filled with final plans for the holidays. Not too hectic but just enough that puts you in the mood to celebrate while also completing everything that needs to be done. This is a little card I made this last week as I was finishing up my cards.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Pixie Cottage Blog Hop- Anything Christmas

It's a very special challenge at The Pixie Cottage this week as we are celebrating our 100th challenge!

To mark this special occasion we are having

an "Anything Goes Christmas" challenge and also a blog hop for some very special prizes!

You should have come to me from Sharon's Blog and if not then please go back to The Pixie Cottage so that you don't miss a spot on the hop.

You'll need to collect letters from all the blogs on the hop to be in with a chance of winning.
Also you must leave a comment at all the blogs as each one is giving away a Pixie Cottage Digital Image so plenty of prizes to be had. (you'll be able to choose your image too!)

Finally when you get back to the The Pixie Cottage leave your name and link to your blog in the Inlinkz box for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to Michelle's Scrapbooking!. We'd love you to enter with a Christmas card/project but if you are only entering the blog hop please add BH after your name. Only one "Blog Hop Only" entry per person.

So now you just need to leave me a comment and then hop along to Audrey's Blog to carry on with the fun!
Oh you probably want your letter don't you? It is "g" !

Monday, December 12, 2011

Down to Business...........

I do not know about you all but I am so far behind on my christmas cards. I like to have them out in the mail by the first week of December and here I am on the 12th with only a handful in the mail. I just did not get a head start on them! So this week- that is what you will be seeing. And this is card #1- is this Lost and Found paper just the best? I love it; so easy to throw the cards together with coordinating prints and a few embellishments. The little stamp is a whimsy stamp (thank you to my friend Cindy who just sent them to me!)
I do want to share a couple things with you that are going on this week :

Come back Wednesday for the Pixie Cottage Blog Hop. Each of the design team members will be giving away digi stamps and then there will also be a grand prize. So check back here on Wednesday!

Then- ABC Toys and Crafts has the ultimate Christmas Gift to YOU! You should check it out HERE! Julie is giving away a $150 prize package!!!!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Last Minute Gifts

Hey! Are you like me working on Christmas gifts, cards and such? Over at Pixie Cottage that is our challenge this week- last minute gifts so come on over and join us (you can win a prize too!) I thought it would be fun to make some little hot chocolate kits for Christmas give aways. The little cup is filled with hot cocoa, marshmallows and peppermint stick. My little snowman is Sebastian (Pixie Cottage Stamps) and he is ready to join you for the cup of hot cocoa.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Vintage Santa Box of tags

Welcome back today! I feel like I have not posted regularly due to my hard drive crashing but I have my computer back and good to go! So I have been working on a few gifts for Christmas to give to friends and family and this is a cigar box that I thoroughly enjoyed altering, it was so much fun! I have gotten a few vintage paper pads and can't recall which one htis is for sure but is that Santa not beautiful, in a vintage way. I should have taken close snapshots of the little beads, pearls, greens and twine. I am finding that sometimes more is better! (wink!) I then sprayed the entire top with glimmer mist so it truly sparkles.
Oh and inside the box................... vintage tags! I so love making these and all the fun little embellishments you can put on them. See my jingle bell- it is MS. Then there are some real jingle bells too! To my friends.... could this be yours? Hope you will join us over on the Verve Diva Challenge and make your gifts.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Pouch

Hello- here I am again with another tag pouch or gift card holder. I am loving these as they hold a perfect spot for a gift card and another tag for a message. Another hand made gift to enter in the Verve Diva Challenge too!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Handmade Gifts.......

So this weekend I started working on some gifts that are also gift card holders. I call this a tag pouch or gift card holder and they can go in a 6x6 box for gift giving. I made this card for the Verve Diva Challenge of making a gift.

This is the card with the tags on the inside..... I think that I will be needing some more of these when I look at my list of gift cards!
Have a fabulous day friends!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Photo Perfect

Good Day! This week at Pixie Cottage our challenge is to make something that is a home decor. Not this is not something that I typically do but I thought I would give it a try this week. I combined a couple of the Pixie Cottage images( Hannah's Sled and Winter Window) and then colored them with copic markers and put them into a frame. It now sits on my mantle as I thought it turned out so sweet. I do hope that you will join us over at the challenge!

I have made this for the Verve Diva Challenge to make your gifts.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Vintage Christmas

Welcome to our last week of Christmas for ABC Toys and Crafts: Julie is giving us a break for the holidays! So without further ado- my final card for 2011 is using the wonderful Crafty Secrets set-Vintage Christmas. The bottom layer I used the christmas musical stamp on cream cardstock and then used the crimper to give it some depth. Then I used this beautiful dark red/burgundy paper and did a little tearing and distressing the edges to make it more vintage. I also used a couple of the Martha Stewart punches- the snowflake embossing border punch and the snowflake punch.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thinking of you

I know, I know............ you are all thinking has Heidi gone mad? She has a spring card up! Well I could not resist with this sweet little Pixie Cottage image for this weeks sketch. I am sure all the other gals will be posting Christmas and Winter cards but what is a girl to do with this little sweetie? Every Wednesday the Pixie Cottage Challenge posts a challenge: it typically will include a sketch and a theme but you can use either or both! I love it because I feel like I have a little more freedom, HENCE the spring time card. Best of all- FREE stamps given away!! Come join us!

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Night Before Christmas

Shhhhh................ look how happy that puppy is that Santa has arrived. Boy does that bring a smile to my face and reminds me of all those fun years where my boys waited anxiously for Santa's arrival! We are making Christmas cards over on the ABC Toys and Crafts Design Blog and the designers are working with the MS Punches. I used Double Scallop and Quilt border Punches. But of course I don't want to forget my nestabilities: Snowflake and Rectangle. I stamped my Stampavie image with Tuxedo Black and then colored it with my copic markers.
You all want a chance to win some goodies? Come join us on the Design Team Challenge: Christmas HERE !

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Pixie Cottage Wednesday

Oh- I am so in the mood for Thanksgiving.... the turkey, dressing, and just the warm feeling the day brings (even if it is blistery!). Aren't you excited? Today's card I made with the thought of thanksgiving in mind for the Pixie Cottage Challenge. If you have not joined us I tell you that you should. Michelle has some beautiful images and a whole bunch of new ones that have just come out too which you can find here. And you can win them weekly!
Have a warm and thankful week! Heidi

Monday, November 14, 2011

My Cute Stamps

This week we are showcasing the My Cute Stamps here at ABC Toys and Crafts! I got this key set and knew right away it would be a great set for a masculine card.

So don't forget about our challenge this month on the challenge blog- we are focusing on Christmas cards!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Special Pumpkins..........

Hello everyone! Today's card is so fun, or at least it was fun making it! I got the idea for these little circular pumpkin on Jen DelMuro blog a few weeks ago, they were just so darned cute! The little stemps are Verve ...... perfect little Thanksgiving card. I know it is a quick post but having my hard drive crash I get on/off as quick as I can as we are sharing here at my house till my laptop is fixed. UGH! So enjoy and catch you later.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hey- and welcome back this fair Wednesday! I have been really struggling to get my posts done these last few days as my hard drive crashed this last weekend and it seems that every other computer in this house has a vendetta against me! I think that I may have used a few choice words that probably didn't settle well with them. So I apologize for missed links..... I will do my best here.

So today's card is one that I made for the Pixie Cottage Challenge this week in which I used the sketch and the "theme" was blue for boys- but I didn't have a stamp per say for that theme. But I knew as soon as I thought blue that I wanted to make this rose into a beautiful winter rose with snow on it. Oh I know- we con't see those of course but still- isn't it wonderful.

I do hope you come and join us- Michelle always has wonderfu prizes and you can choose between a theme and a sketch- what can be more versatile than that!

Monday, November 7, 2011

ABC Monday......

Hello and Happy Monday everyone! If you stopped in yesterday you will know that we are challenging all of you to make Christmas cards this month on the ABC Toys and Crafts Challenge and I am hoping you will all join us! So to kick off today- I made a card with a tag combination. As you may have noticed most recently I have been leaning toward vintage- and today's no different. What is it about that cherry cobbler and kraft combination?
RECIPE: Making Memories Noel Christmas Stamp Set , Memento Black Ink, Sizzix Embossing Folder, Hero Arts Gemstones.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Christmas Challenge

Today is challenge day over at ABC Toys and Crafts Challenge Blog and we are challenging you all to make Christmas cards! I just got this Crafty Secrets set in the mail this last week and had to ink it up for some vintagy loveliness- don't you think? I love the cobbler red, kraft brown and olive greens together

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Friend to Friend

Hello Everyone- I am so excited as today is my first day to post as a design team member for Pixie Cottage. I was so honored to have Michelle invite me to join the team because she has some beautiful images that are wonderful for coloring with copics! This weeks challenge is this sketch with the "addition" of a Christmas challenge. Now, as you can see I did not go with Christmas but I had to use that sweet Hanna Witch!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Vintage Christmas

Well yes, it is now that time of year.............. time to start my christmas cards. I know you all have probably started your cards and I am just getting started. So this is my first one, using the SU background stamp in cherry cobbler on kraft cardstock. I apologize for the coloring on the picture, my lightbulb burned out and this was the only one we had until I can get out and get a pure light one. I once again used my filligree snowflake (Cottage Cutz) to frame the 25 with the addition of some liquid pearls. I like the vintage feel of this card.

Monday, October 31, 2011


This month over at ABC Toys and Crafts we are challenging you all to make Christmas cards, perfect timing, right? I mean we all are going to be working on these until Christmas Eve so join us!

But here is the fun part, this stamp is a Stampavie EASTER stamp! Yep, for those of you who know these images probably had to look twice. I just stamped the image with Memento ink but didn't ink the easter eggs that were sitting in the bucket or next to the bucket. Instead I used my Martha Stewart branch punch to fill these areas. Of course, I colored the image with my copics (R29, E31, E21, G99, G42). To finish off I put rhinestones on the wreath and then the branches got a little liquid pearls.

Now don't forget about the sales going on until the end of the day today: Slice and Ink Products 23% off, KI Memories 40% off! And when you are done shopping stop over and enter your Christmas cards in our November Challenge!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Tag Time!

Happy Sunday!

My project for today is my first holiday gift tag for this year. This is one thing that I love to do and typically I host a swap on SCS and over the last few years I have gotten so many wonderful tags. This one I made using a brand new die that I got from Cottage Cutz called filigree snowflake. The challenge this month is to use a "frame" on your project and I didn't have one of their frames but I made one with the snowflake. I just took a circle and cut out the middle to frame my sentiment. Nothing like some kraft, cherry cobbler and shimmering silver cardstock together. YUMMY I say!

Hope you have a great day!


Saturday, October 29, 2011

I can not believe that I have not posted since Monday! What a slacker I am! (wink wink). So I had this card sitting in my posts and I figured I would go ahead and post it today for you all. It is actually a card that I made a few weeks ago with the left over papers from another card I made. I just wanted to use up the scraps and because it was pink and grey I love it. The stick pin is one that a friend sent me in a swap- it is the FIRST time I have included a pin on any of my cards. Imagine that!

With that being said- have a fabulous weekend!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Boo Batty!

ACK! Is this the cutest? Well I do like it because it is so simple and clean..... oh maybe a little scary. LOL! The moon is a big circle that I stamped with a bat and the covered the entire moon with rock candy so it shimmers. The set is Hero Arts Frightful. So anyways, this card I made with the Skipping Stone Sketch.

Smiles are Welcomed

Happy Monday!We are showcasing Stampavie again this week, these sweet images are always fun to color. So I pulled out my copic markers and set to working on this card. I wanted it to be soft, subtle and pink of course! :)

To start I stamped my image with memento ink and then used copics (R22, R20, R00, G07,E25, E21). I then die cut it with Nestabilities Label One and then used the scallop circle for my sentiment. Added a few little adhesive pearls to give it a "dainty feel, just what every girl needs right?

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Support the Cause.....

Hello, today I wanted to make a card to support Breast Cancer Awareness . The stamp set I used for this is Verve and I kept it soft and subtle pink. I hope you all have a fabulous day!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Spooky Happy Halloween!

Ok, so I realized nooooo post for 4 days! WHAT? I had posts here on the site but never wrote any of them up or anything. What was I thinking? So here is one of the latest Halloween cards that I did with the Echo Park papers: I kind of did it simple style but I do like how it turned out.
I also got all my Halloween cards addressed and ready to go! yep- sending out a handful of cards this year so that will be a little surprise for my friends. Ok, so no post for 4days and then this one is quick as I need to get some things done for tomorrow. Have a great day!

Challenge: CropStop: Halloween

Monday, October 17, 2011

ABC Monday!

I have decided my Monday's are going to be named just that ABC Monday: always trying to come up with a quick and cute name and well, just sayin' it doesn't always work- so taking the stress out of labeling my posts! :)So this week I am show casing of the the Stampavie Stamps: she was probably one of my first and I just completely adore her. Not sure if she reminds me of me and my first teddy or what but she always makes me smile. The sketch is for the deconstruction sketch 23 this week, I think that I mentioned that they do have some FAB sketches!

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pixie Stamps Design Team News!

Exciting News!

I wanted to share some fun and exciting news with all of you today. Michelle, over at Michelle' Scrapbooking/Pixie Cottage Stamps has invited me to be on her Design Team! I can't tell you how excited I am as I just love her images and look forward to getting back to coloring with my copics. We will be doing weekly challenges over on the Pixie Cottage Challenge Blog as well so I do hope you'll join us!


I just laugh when I read this card, it is a Waltzingmouse image and I always think "If only a powder could be used on someone to make them laugh or be happy". You know someone in your life that could use some of that powder? The sketch is I heart sketches and this month Waltzingmouse is sponsoring the challenge so I thought it fitting to use their stamps.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Trick or Treat?

Hello! Well we are over mid-week thankfully! I am once again looking forward to the weekend! My son will be coming home to celebrate his birthday! Plus, we have the big Michigan vs Michigan State game- that means fun food too! The card is made with Echo Park Emporium and like I told you last week I wanted to use it with some kraft cardstock- LUV the look. The sentiment is Hero Arts I do believe!

Challengese: Simon Says: Halloween,

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Believe in Miracles

Just card that I made supporting Breast Cancer Awareness. I have not decided if I will send to someone and/or if I will ship them off to MD Anderson or something to use. I love making these cards as I find inspiration in them and of course, they are pink so I love that part. Have you made any cards for BCA this October? If not, challenge yourself to make one!

Oh the little confetti- found it at Michael's.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Hello and Happy Tuesday...... today's card I did for a new challenge that I found and their sketches are really unique I think. It is Deconstructed #22! I needed to do a couple more Halloween cards so I reached for this wonderful Echo Park paper pack- it has such fun patterns! Next I want to do a couple of simple cards with kraft cardstock since this is their base and looks so cool: maybe mix in a couple Jenni Bowlin tags! Come back and see what I do!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Potions and things.....

Happy Monday! Here I am again with the Monday post for ABC Toys and Crafts- and I am posting another fabulous (if I don't say so myself!) Halloween card. This one is a big "darker" than a few of the other ones I have been making over the last few weeks. Potions, crows, black and green versus the fun and whimsical and bright colors. But don't be scared- I think it is pretty safe. The base of this card is cream and then I have a piece of Kiwi because it just seemed to go so well with that potion paper from Martha Stewart (all of these are from her halloween pack). I inked up my edges and did a little distressing (how fun was that?). Now that I have it made you can not tell really well but the potion bottle piece is made with my new spellbinders- I will have to use it again soon so you can see the fabulous shape!

So what did I use on this card? Martha Stewart Paper, Hero Art Gems, Memento Tuxedo, Tim Holtz Distressor, Hero Arts Frightful, Spellbinder Label 23, EK success 3D dots, Bakers Twine.
This month we are challenging you to create a card or project with pumpkins on it- it is the perfect challenge for this time of year and Julie is giving away a super prize- come join us!

Challenges: Stamptacular: distressing, Sentimental Sunday: anything goes

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Pocket full of fun!

So in making some cards this week- I decided to make a handful of these cut little Halloween tag cards. Each card has 2 tags: one you can write a message on and the other has a little sentiment or embellishment of sorts- they turned out very fun and cute.

On each card I added some bling, liquid pearls or something to give it a little 3D texture. The stamp sets are Hero Arts. Remember the top pocket will accomodate a couple mini bags of candies- how fun is that?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Shakin' Halloween Style

What is up? So this last week I actually sold a handful of Halloween cards, which is a good thing since I had so many and really, what was I going to do with them all?
Anyways- I had sold a shaker card and needed another one- and here is my take on it. The paper is memory box and inside the shaker: clear long beads and then some mini cut outs of pumpkins, bats, skulls and then a couple of black cats. It is so darned cute in real person- so cute. The little girl will love it when she shakes it too- makes a nice little noise. I think that maybe I need to make some of these for Christmas! Ok, well off I go- have a great weekend!