Wednesday, 17 May 2017


         WWC119 - Judy's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hi Everyone!   Another stamping challenge, and this time Judy is the Hostess, and her challenge is Masculine with "Anything Goes" theme.

My card this week is a Z-Fold Box Card and it was made with two Masculine guys in mind.    My grandson, Ian, and nephew, Jacob.    Ian will be "9" on the 20th and Jacob will be "22" on the 24th.    Both of these fellows love camping and I thought this would be a good theme to go with.  I used "Always an Adventure".   This stamp set unfortunately will be gone at the end  of this month.     I bought them gift cards and made a pocket at the back of each cards.  

Jacob's Card:

Ian's Card:

  Card Folded and ready for Envelope:
Closer View:
Side View of Ian's Card:
Gift Card Holder:

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Pacific Point, Garden Green, Perfectly Artistic dsp, Silver Foil, Glimmer paper
Stamp Sets:  Always an Adventure, Bring on the Cake, Stylized Birthday
Inks:  Tip Top Taupe, Sweet Sugar Plum, Poppy Parade, Dapper Denim
Technique:   Z-Fold Box Card
Misc.:  Corner Rounder, Glue Dots, Balloon punches, Imitation grass from Sushi boxes
Well, that's it for this week.   Hope I have given you some ideas and inspiration for your challenge.     I am entering early today as I heading  to the coast today and will be visiting family most of the week.    Don't forget to check out the Fabulous cards from the Design Team and leave some love on their blogs.    Take care, Heather :)


Monday, 15 May 2017


                WWC118 - Penny's "Mom" Theme Challenge
Hello Stamper's, Hope you all had a great Mother's Day!   It is a day for remembering and thanking our Mother's for being so Special and caring.    I thought I would enter this challenge to show how much Penny and I love our Mother.   She turned the Young age of 95 in April and is still going strong.   I call her the Ever Ready Bunny.   She has a fantastic memory.   First, of all, I thought I would share a picture of her and I.  This was taken in April on a walk.   Mom loves flowers and even though her eyesight has failed, she was able to see the brightness of this Magnolia tree that was in bloom.   We had a great walk and time together.
Last week's challenge card I mailed to Mom, so the card this week is similar with the colors, but has a lovely butterfly on the front.   The verse inside has been changed to "Happy Birthday". 
Closer View:

Inside View:
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Soft Sky, Blushing Bride, Falling in Love dsp
Ink:  Tip Top Taupe, Basic Black
Sentiment:  Internet
Misc.:  Victorian E.F., Princess Butterfly (Poppy Stamps), Stamen from Moonlight Butterfly M.B., Bunch of Banners, Ovals Collection, Dimensionals, Glitter, Glue
So as you can see - Similar, but different.   The Butterfly die did not have a stamen, so I borrowed one from another die cut.   LOL.    Take care everyone, and if you have time, leave a comment of two.   They make my day!    Heather :)


Friday, 12 May 2017


Merry Monday #247 (non-black silhouettes)

Hello, fellow stampers!   This week the Hostess is Sue, and  the challenge is to create a Christmas card with a non-black silhouette, using colour or embossing powders.
For my card I have chosen a lovely die cut "Winter Wonderland Scene", by Cottage Cutz.   I added yellow to light up all the windows and added some glitter on the pathways, and two little birds to brighten the scene. 

Closer View:
Inside View:

 Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Blue dsp with stars
Stamp Sets:  More Merry Messages 
Ink:  Dapper Denium
Misc.:  Winter Wonderland Scene Die Cut (Cottage Cutz), Birch Trees & Birds, Glitter, Glue Dots 
Well, that's it for another week and also another card for my stash.   Hope you like my card.  Feel free to leave a comment or two.   Heather :)

Sunday, 7 May 2017


WWC117 - Heidi's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge
First of all, I want to "Thank" everyone on the Design Team for having me as a Guest Designer the last few months.  Second, I want to "Welcome" Judy Markowitz and Fiona Whitehead to the Team.   You have shared your creativity and inspiration with us over the past weeks. 
The new line-up for the challenges is great.  I could not help myself for entering this challenge.   How could I not?  My garden can wait....besides it is raining again!   My card is very Feminine, I think every lady loves shoes.   It is a Mother's Day card.   Our mother's favorite color is pale blue and this card was created with this in mind.  I used Soft Sky for the layers and Blushing Bride to pop out the shoe image.  Each layer has dimensionals.  Unfortunately my photo's do not show off the colors that well.
Closer View:

Inside View:
Supplies Used:
Card Stock:  Soft Sky, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
Misc.:  Victorian E.F. (Cuttlebug), Ovals Collection, High Heel Glam (Tattered Lace), Corner Rounder Punch, Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones
That's it for this week's Challenge.    Take care and Happy Stamping and Happy Spring!  Heather :)


Saturday, 6 May 2017


The Night Before Christmas - #246

Hello, Stampers!    This week's Hostess is Nina and her challenge is to create a card using the "Night Before Christmas".   What a theme!   I love that poem "Twas the night.......".  It brings back lots of memories of my childhood and also my son's.    My card this week is a little mouse who has eaten all of Santa's cookies and is so stuffed and can't move.  But in his note to Santa - he still is "Thanking Santa for all the presents".   It is a House Mouse stamp set and is adorable.   Hope you like my card:
Inside View:

Inside View:
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Retired Christmas dsp, Whisper White
Ink:  Versamark Black, Watercolor Pencils
Stamp Sets:  Dear Santa:  I ate your cookies, Merry Mice (Sentiment)
Misc.:  Blender Pens, Corner Rounder Punch, Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies, Deco Labels Framelits, Glue, Glitter
Well, there it is!   One little stuffed mouse who ate all the cookies, and is feeling sleepy.  Until next time have a great week, and Happy stamping!  Heather :)

Thursday, 27 April 2017


Happy Crafters!    This week's Challenge is to use Kraft card stock on your Christmas cards.   The Hostess is Lori and the Challenge is #245 - Use Kraft.
For my card I used Crumb Cake which is pretty close to "Kraft". 
I used a little green for background and then white on the Crumb Cake to display the Verse.  The stamp set (O Tannenbaum) has been around for some time and always stamps up so nice.
Closer View:
Inside View:
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Ink:  Versa Mark - Black, Watercolor pencils (Inside)
Stamp Set:  O Tannenbaum
Misc.: Star embellishment, Glue dots
Well, that's it for another week and another Christmas Card for my Stash.    Have a great week and Happy Stamping!   Heather :)

Wednesday, 26 April 2017


For the last few weeks I have been a Temporary Watercooler Artist and it has been lots of fun and very inspirational for me.  I now know what goes on behind the scenes, and the time and patience that is put into each Challenge.    After this challenge, I will be on the other side and looking at all the creative work from the Artist Team and coming up with my card to meet the challenge.   
      To all the Ladies on the Design Team - 'THANK YOU', it has been an honor.

Now , let's get to this week's Challenge ----Kath is our Hostess this week and her Challenge at Watercooler Wednesday WWC116  is  Masculine with the Style  of "Anything Goes".   So, take some time and look at all the cards from the Watercooler Artist's, and be inspired by their creative skills.      
Here is my card and I hope it gives you some ideas.

Closer Views:


Inside View:
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Well Worn (Retired dsp), misc. Light brown
Ink:  Basic Black, Watercolor Pencils
Stamp Sets;  Nailed It, Tool Man (Art Impressions)
Misc.:  Build It Framelits Dies, Tools E.F. (Crafts too), Blender Pens, Dimensionals
I hope you like my little "Tool Man" and that my card will give you  inspiration to create your own card at Watercooler Wednesday WWC116.   Don't forget to link your challenge before Monday, May 1st at 5:00pm MST.   Thanks for stopping by, Heather :)