Saturday, 30 April 2016


Watercooler Challenges WWC65 - Anything Goes

What is Anything Goes?  It is simply a project which you have created and wish to share.  There are no restrictions or rules.  That's what this week's challenge is all about - creations.  
We all know that Spring is when the golfing starts in Canada.  In Vernon golfing started earlier than normal with our fantastic weather.  My card was made for a person who loves to golf, and they loved it.  The large round "golf ball" is from a bar that was using them as coasters.  I knew I could use them on a card, but who knew as Golf Balls!   LOL! 

Closer View:
Inside View:

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Misc. Shades of Brown
DSP:  French Script,
Ink:  Tip Top Taupe
Stamp Set Inside:  Party Wishes
Misc:  His Sporting Embellishments Die Cuts (Tattered Lace), Small balloon punch

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed my card for "Anything Goes".   Until next week take care, and Happy Stamping!    Heather :)

Friday, 29 April 2016


Merry Monday #202 (Let it Snow!)

My card for this challenge is from a Christmas card that I received that had a beautiful "snowy" scene with tree branches that were sparkly with lots of snow.   I recycled these images with a few embellishments for my card.  I also carried the images inside as well. 

Closer View:
 Inside View:

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Black
Stamp Set:  More Merry Messages
Misc:  Softly Snowing E.F., Ovals Collections Framelits, Silver Ribbon, Snowflake Embellishment, Images recycled from a Christmas Card 

Isn't the card stunning!   I would just love to walk down between those sparkly trees!   Until next time have fun stamping!
Heather :)

Sunday, 24 April 2016


Watercooler Wednesday WWC64 - Heidi's CAS to Celebrate Spring Challenge

What is clean and simple?  According to the challenges which host only CAS (clean and simple), this is what one aims to do:  CAS (acronym for "clean and simple":  A design of card with clean lines, minimal elements, areas of white space and few or no embellishments, most often single layered or minimal layers.

My inspiration comes from Leanne Johnson.  I know dandelions are a nuisance and a lot of people do not like them, but just think all those bears coming out of hibernation, they love to eat them.  I am not saying you want to see a Bear on your front lawn, but there are some good things about dandelions.  I loved Leanne's card and I just love those little stamps from the "Balloon Celebration" stamp set.  Who knew they could make fabulous designs on cards!

Closer View:

Inside View:

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Lost Lagoon, Whisper White
Ink:  Lost Lagoon, Smoky Slate, Basic Black
Stamp Sets:  Balloon Celebration, Petite Pairs, Go Confidently
Misc:  Lost Lagoon Ribbon, 3/4" & 1" Punches, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week and Happy Stamping!
Heather :)

Saturday, 23 April 2016


Merry Monday #201 (Purple, White and Silver)

These are the most beautiful colors for a Christmas Card.  Good choice Debbie!  My card is a CAS and very easy to make.  I used Blackberry Bliss, which is a beautiful deep purple, with Silver and the Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies.  I loved the design and color combo so much that I made two cards with different ornament dies.
Here is a picture of both cards:

Closer view of one card:

Inside card:

Click on images to enlarge

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss
Stamp Set:  Embellished Ornaments
Misc.:  Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies, Christmas Ornaments E.F., Label Punch, Corner Ticket Punch, Silver ribbon

Have a great week, and Happy Stamping!    Heather :)

Sunday, 17 April 2016


Watercooler Challenges WWC63 - Kath's Color Challenge

I am very proud to Display the Honorable Mention for Kath's Color Challenge.    Thank you to the Watercooler Artists and all your wonderful comments.  

These colors are amazing together!  What a great choice Kath!  My inspiration came from Pinterest!  I can't thank the creator, as there was no name.  This was a fast and simple card to make.  I embossed the birds with white embossing powder and they just popped out.
Closer view:
Inside View:
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Watermelon Wonder, So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzaz
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder
Stamp Sets:  Petite Pairs, Block Flourishes, Vintage Verses
Misc.:  Bird Builder Punch, Versamark, White Embossing Powder, Heat gun, Elegant Lines E.F.
Well, our beautiful weather is continuing, so I am off to gardening.  Have a wonderful week creating and stamping.  Heather :)

Friday, 15 April 2016


Merry Monday #200 (Multi-Challenge Celebration!)

Well, I couldn't miss this one!  My challenge card is the Snowman inspiration.  I used an old stamp set "Flaky Friends",  and the Spotlight Technique to make them stand out a little. 
Closer View:
Inside View:
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Lost Lagoon, Whisper White
Dsp:  Winter Frost
Ink:  Basic Black, Various color markers
Stamp Set:  Flaky Friends
Misc:  Lost Lagoon ribbon, 2 punches
Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy your week.    Happy carding!
Heather :)

Saturday, 9 April 2016


WWC62 - Leanne's Tic-Tac-Toe

Most people know how a Tic-Tac-Toe game is played:  you pick a line of three squares in a row which can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal.  The only rule is that the squares must be three in a row.  . 

My card for this challenge starts at the right corner and goes down.
I made a Fun Fold card with stripes from an embossing folder and   purple - Blackberry Bliss.  I know this doesn't look like a fun-fold yet, but wait for the surprise inside!

Close up:

Check out the stripes from the embossing folder.

Inside View.............Now for the grand finale! This Fun Fold is a Diagonal Pop Up.  Look at how excited my little House Mouse is for the Birthday Celebration! 

 Click on images for a closer look

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, Basic Black, Baked Brown Sugar. Blushing Bride
Stamp Sets:  Oh! Happy Days (House Mouse), Party Wishes, Balloon Celebration
Misc.: Aqua Pen, Dimensionals

My inspiration came from my sister Penny Hanuszak for the "Diagonal Pop UP card.  She made her version of this Fun Fold about 2 years ago.  Thank you Penny!  The instructions were perfect!  You will find the instructions under "Butterfly Diagonal Pop Up Card" on her blog site: pennytokensstampinspot.blogspot,com

Thank you for visiting my site and hope your enjoyed my little House Mouse.  Looking forward to the next Challenge.  Have a great week and Happy Stamping!  Heather :)

Friday, 8 April 2016


Merry Monday #199 (Getting Sentimental!)

Well, now that Easter is behind us, I can now work on more Christmas cards.   My card in the challenge is very CAS!  I had some old dsp, gold foil, ribbon from a gift, and a great Sentiment for inspiration.

Close up:

Inside View:
Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler
Misc:  Gold Foil, dsp, Gold ribbon, Sentiment
Well, that's it for my card!   Thanks for visiting my blog, and have a great week.   Until next time...........Happy carding!   Heather :)