Saturday, 31 December 2016


Watercooler Wednesday WWC99 - Marsha's Clean & Simple (CAS) Make it With Hearts Challenge

The rules are simple for our Clean And Simple challenge.  Show lots of open space, use minimal layers and use minimal embellishments.  The Watercooler Artists have given you many great examples of what our Clean And Simple challenge looks like.

What a nice break!   My card for this challenge is Valentine's!  I used some punches and made Valentine cut-out's and then used some beautiful dsp for a liner.  I love the new Banner Framelits and the Stamp set that goes with it.   The card remained CAS but elegant.

Closer View:
Inside View:
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Blushing Bride
DSP:  Flights of Fancy "Blooming Happiness"
Ink:  Strawberry Slush
Stamp Set:  Time of Year
Misc.:  Heart Punches, Hearts Framelits (Hearts Collection), Hearts & Flutter, Bunch of Banner's Framelits
This is the last challenge of the year and I would like to "Thank" the Design Team for the super challenges throughout the year.   It has been a lot of fun.  There is so much Talent and Inspiration that you share with us each week.    Thank you Again for Sharing with us!  HAPPY NEW YEAR!     Heather :)

Wednesday, 14 December 2016


Watercooler Wednesday WWC 98 - Kath's Color Challenge

Love your color choices, Kath.   Prepare to put on your sunglasses folks, as my card this week radiates sunshine!   I finally used my Festive Flower Builder Punch and made a beautiful Poinsettia.   Lots of assembly, but very worth it!  Not a lot of Early Espresso, but enough to make a difference.

Closer View:

Inside View:

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Early Espresso
Foil and Glimmer:  Gold & Silver Foil, Gold & Silver Glimmer
Ink:  Early Espresso
Framelits Dies:  Secret Garden, Botanical Builder, Stitched Shapes - Ovals
Stamp Set:  Petite Pairs
Misc.:  Snowburst E.F., Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Metallic Shapes, Festive Flower Builder Punch, Bone Folder

Well, that's my card for this week's challenge.   Today we are off to Williams Lake to see our Grandchildren.  Tonight is their Christmas Concert and we are looking forward to seeing them and visiting for a few days.   Have a great week everyone and Happy Crafting!   Heather :)

Sunday, 11 December 2016


Watercooler Wednesday WWC97 - Penny's Sketch Challenge


I thought I would keep to the Christmas theme, never can have too many Christmas cards. LOL!   Anyhoo, my card I used some bits and pieces from old SU dsp, along with my favorite little guy from Penny Black.  You guessed it.....little chickadees, which I fussy cut out.
     Right now we have approximately 100 living in our back hedge for the winter.  We do feed them every day and now I have a flock of Quail that come to feed twice a day.   So lovely to watch!

Closer View:

Inside View:

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  Retired SU DSP, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper 
Ink:  Basic Black, Gumball Green (Inside)
Stamp Sets:  More Merry Messages, Winter wonderland (Penny Black)
Misc.:   Circle Punch, Corner Punch, Memory Box Sentiment, Glitter, Dimensionals

Have a great week everyone..............don't forget in this busy season to take "time out" for yourselves. 

Friday, 2 December 2016


Watercooler Wednesday WWC 96- Gail's "Special Folds" Challenge - HONOURABLE MENTION

Yes, I will display my Honourable Mention Badge with Pride! 
Thank you so much Design Team!  Whoo Hoo!

Wow, have you checked out the Design Team cards?   Each one is a work of art and they are so inspirational.   I didn't have a lot of time this week, so I thought I would do a simpler fold card using the Circle Thinlits Dies.  I just love this stamp set.   There are so many ways to use it.    

Closer View:

A couple of Peeks at the Inside:

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Pool Party, Whisper White
Dsp:  Winter Frost
Stamp Sets:  White Christmas, More Merry Messages
Ink:  Basic Black, Soft Suede
Misc.:  Circle Thinlits Dies, Circle Punch, Various Markers, Aqua Brush, Crystal Snow
  Take care and have a great week Everyone!    Heather :)


Saturday, 26 November 2016


Watercooler Challenges WWC95 - Libby's Masculine -"Anything Goes" Challenge

Well, for this challenge, I used the "Country Living" stamp set.  My inspiration came from a card I cased on Pinterest and the creator was Emma Trenouth.  Many "Thanks" Emma!   I liked the idea of a car or truck crashing through a wall in "Time", and that's what I created with my card.   I used a really old dsp "Well Worn" and have the truck crashing through a brick wall.   I had to fussy cut the truck and fussy cutting through foil is not a clean cut.   Hopefully this card will bring fond memories to a guy.

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Inside View:
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake
Dsp:  Well Worn, Copper Foil sheets
Ink:  Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets:  Country Living, A Sense of Time, Where Has The Time Gone (Penny Black)
Misc.:  Dimensionals, Brads, Cogs and Wheels

Well, another challenge, and another week has gone by.  I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving day and not too tired from shopping all day today.   See you next week!   Heather :)


Friday, 25 November 2016


Merry Monday Christmas #223-Debbie's Challenge:  Create a Christmas card using Light Blue, Dark Blue & Pink.

Well, this is a different color challenge.   I love the light blue, and dark blue, but had a hard time with the pink.   I decided using the little Eskimo girl from Cookie Cutter Christmas and embossed her with Blushing Bride and then using a layer of pink glitter paper behind the window scene and Walla!  It worked!  

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Inside View:
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Night of Navy
Dsp:  Pink Glitter paper, Night & stars
Stamp Set:  Cookie Cutter Christmas
Misc.:  Hearth & Home Framelits Dies, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Joy Script (M.B.), Versamark, Blushing Bride embossing pwdr.
Hope you like my card.   A little different, but that's why I like doing these challenges.   It makes you think outside the box.  Have a great week everyone!     Heather :)


Friday, 18 November 2016


Merry Monday #222 (Gray, White and Red)

These are beautiful colors, and yes, they do remind me of a cosy sweater and of being warm and cosy.    Hopefully sitting by a fire with a nice glass of wine.  LOL!   Anyway, I digress, on to the Challenge.  My card is grey and white dsp on a grey card base.   I used my beautiful ornament die cut and slipped some Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper underneath. 

Closer View:

Inside View:

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Smoky Slate
Other Paper:  Holiday dsp, Red Foil, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Stamp Set:  More Merry Messages (Inside Card)
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder (Inside Card)
Misc.: Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies, Eliana Ornament Die (M.B.), Joy Script Die (M.B.)

Well, that's it for another week!  I made two of easy card to do!   Have fun stamping, and enjoy yourselves.   Heather :)

Wednesday, 16 November 2016


Guest Designer for Watercooler Wednesday........

Welcome Stampers!    I received a Special Surprise last week when I was asked to be a Guest Designer for this week's Challenge.   I feel so honored and proud.  My sister, Penny Hanuszak, is a special Guest Designer and has just left for her wonderful vacation.  She has been my inspiration and guide since 2005 when I  became interested in Stamping! 
 The Watercooler Wednesday Artists Design Team host a weekly challenge and they showcase the challenge with each of their beautiful cards.   Here is my special Badge, which I am displaying with Pride!

This week's Challenge is Heidi's "Simply Stamping Challenge - Featuring Coffee or Tea.
Here are the Rules for Simply Stamping:
"Simply Stamping" is a return to basics.  We expect either one single stamped layer or a base with one single layer on that.  We expect simple stamping.  You can use masking, heat embossing, stencilling, sponging.  You cannot use an embossing folder or embellishments or additional layers (not even a tag).

My card base is Whisper White, and then stamped on a single layer also in Whisper White.    I used the stamp sets of  Tea Shoppe, Gorgeous Grunge and Balloon Celebration in either Strawberry Slush or Coastal Cabana  and basically had fun with the stamps.

Inside of Card:

Be sure to check the other Design Team's creations back at for their beautiful designs for this challenge.  Also, we would love to see your card.....don't forget to link it up to this challenge.    Heather :)

Saturday, 12 November 2016


Watercooler Challenges WWC 93 - Deborah's Color Challenge

Welcome to another challenge with our Watercooler Artists.  This week it's a terrific Color Challenge hosted by Deborah Smart.  The colours are perfect for those Christmas cards which everyone is starting to create:  Whisper White, Real Red, Soft Suede, Old Olive and Basic Black.

Sheri Lee is a Guest designer for this week's challenge, and I hope you visit her site to see her beautiful card and the color challenges.  Loved your Penguin, Sheri!

Deborah, these are such beautiful color choices for a Christmas card.  Today, I am using a stamp set "Banners for Christmas", and  the "Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies.  I loved the Christmas card using the stamp set in the Holiday Catalogue, and thought I would try my version of it.   A fair amount of watercoloring, but worth it. 
 Closer View:
 Inside View:
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Black, Real Red, Old Olive
Stamp Sets: Banners for Christmas, Warmth & Wonder (Inside)
Misc.: Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies, Dimensionals, Aqua Painter

I really love the Bunch of Banners Dies.  They really make a nice presentation on cards.   Enjoy your week...until next time  Heather :)

Friday, 11 November 2016


Merry Monday #221 (Outdoor Fun)

Well, these kids are having too much fun!   My card reflects lots of fun times.  Kids clowning around and just having fun in the snow. 
Every once in a while I get down and make an Angel is the snow.  It is so much fun and takes you back to your childhood.  

Closer View:

Inside View:

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler Marker
Stamp Sets: Time of Year, More Merry Messages, Winter Fun (Inkadinkado)
Misc. :  Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, dimensionals, Aqua brush

Always remember that you have a kid inside you....that wants to have fun.     Have a great week!   Heather :)

Friday, 4 November 2016


Watercooler Wednesday WWC92- Jean's Sketch Challenge

Woo Hoo!  It's time for a sketch challenge!  This week Jean Fitch has created an awesome sketch for us.  Remember, sketch challenges have a lot of options as long as it is clear that the sketch was used.  Turn it on its side.  Flip it upside down.  It's your choice.

Thanks Jean for your wonderful card dimensions!  They worked out perfectly.  I decided to use the sketch above after working out my colors.  I added a little bit of whimsy with my moose dsp and then topped it off with a Moose and Santa hat.  I then added my sentiment on the side. 

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Inside View:
 Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Tempting Turquoise, Christmas DSP
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Poppy Parade
Stamp Sets:  More Merry Messages, Jolly Friends
Misc.: Jolly Hat Builder Punch, Merry Christmas (Memory Box),
Glitter, Dimensionals
This will add to my Christmas Card stash.   It was another fun challenge.   Have a great week Everyone!    Heather :)

Thursday, 3 November 2016


Merry Monday #220 (How Will You decorate Your Door?)

I had a lot of digging for this one.   No door stamps or pictures, so I stamped the Hardwood, and then found an old Christmas card with a beautiful wreath.   After fussy-cutting the wreath, I then added some glitter and attached it to my new Hardwood door!   

Closer View:
Inside View:

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Emerald Envy, Tip Top Taupe
Stamp Sets:  More Merry Messages, Hardwood
Dsp:  Recycled Christmas Card
Misc:  Glitter, Dimensionals, Modern Label Punch, Circle Punch

I hope you like my impression of "Decorating Your Door".  
Take care and Happy Stamping.   Heather :)