Sunday, 30 October 2016


Watercooler WednesdayWWC91 - Marsha's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Wow, I Won!   I am so proud and am displaying my Winner's Badge with pride!   Thank You Design Team!

So basically you just have to think masculine.  Otherwise anything goes.  It can be as simple or as fancy as you please.  It can be for a birthday, anniversary, Christmas, or anything at all.  Your choice.  You can see from the diversity of the cards created by our Watercooler Artists that there is a huge range of options open to you.  As usual, if you click on the name under each card, you can visit the blog post to see details on how the card was created.   We begin with Marsha's wonderful masculine card.

The Design Team cards were very versatile and all were beautiful.   My card is all about the Masculine Cowboy.  I just got this stamp set and already love it.  It is for a birthday and the Swirly Scribbles represent a cowboy's lariat or lasso for catching cattle.  The old weathered boots have been taken off after a tough day and are resting against the barn wall.   Of course, the little bird is singing Happy Birthday to the tired Cowboy.   (great imagination, huh?)

Closer View:
Inside View:
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Ink:  Dapper Denim, Basic Black, Markers's - Baked brown sugar, Tip Top Taupe, Basic Black
Stamp Sets:  Stylized Birthday, Country Living, Sincere Salutations, Hardwood
Misc.:  Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, Banners Framelits Dies, Dimensionals, Silver Brad, Glue Dot,
Well, that's it for another week.  I really enjoyed the challenge and see you next week!

Saturday, 29 October 2016


Merry Monday #219 (Birds)

What a neat challenge!   We have over 50 little birds that winter in our backyard hedge.  There are chickadees, brown sparrows, doves, flickers, and a large flock of quails.   We feed them from October to March and enjoy them so much.   My card for this challenge is using Penny Black's stamp set "Winter Wonderland", and featuring two cheery little guys.  I have popped them up with dimensionals and added glitter for a festive look.

Close View:

Inside View:

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Stamp Sets:  Winter Wonderland, More Merry Messages
Ink:  Basic Black, Various Markers
Misc:  Softly Falling E.F., Memory Box - Beloved Snowflakes and Merry Christmas sentiment, Dimensionals, Snow glitter

Hope you liked these little guys.   Have a great week!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN to All!   Heather :)

Tuesday, 25 October 2016


Screen Cards
I love making Screen Cards.  They are one of the "Wow" cards that I love sending to my friends and relatives.

Card No. 1
This is a recycled Christmas card that someone sent me, and I didn't have the heart to throw it out.   It also turned out to be a beautiful  Vintage card.
 Closer View:

Isn't it beautiful!   All you need to do is wrap a pretty ribbon around it and it is good to go. 

Card No. 2
I made vellum windows on this card and added tea lights behind it.
This was made for a birthday for a Friend.  She makes cards too, and I wanted a "Wow" card for her.
Front View:

Right Side:
Back of Card:

With Tea Lights:
Close up of lights on:

I embossed the butterflies and the flowers with Dapper Denim and used Dapper Denim and Whisper White Cardstock.  
Hope you enjoyed seeing this Project of mine.  It was a fun and easy card to complete.   Until next time.............Happy Stamping! 

Saturday, 22 October 2016


Watercooler Wednesday WWC90- Libby's Simply Stamped "Black on White" Challenge

 "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). 

For this challenge, my card is the simplest one I have made.  I have one single stamped layer (white) on a white card base.   I kept looking at the card after I finished it, and thinking "Wow, this was so easy to make."

Closer View:

Inside View:

Supplies Used:
Cardstock;  Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Black
Stamp Set:  Delicate Doilies, Friendly Words
Very simple, but also very elegant.   Thanks for stopping by, and I love the comments that you leave.   Have a great week!  Heather :)

Friday, 21 October 2016


Merry Monday #218 (PLAID)

I love plaid at Christmas!   It always looks so cheery.   One Christmas someone gave me some plaid Christmas balls and I love to put them in a bowl in my china cabinet.  They look so lovely.
For this challenge, I found some older dsp with plaid, framed around an empty space and I couldn't help but put my lovely little mouse in the center.   I also fussy cut a plaid hat for him to wear and then added some glitter. 

Closer View:

Inside View:

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Plaid dsp
Ink:  Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler
Stamp Set:  Merry Mice
Misc:  Silver Glitter

For once I am on time to Publish this.  I missed last week by two hours, but the good thing is......I had another Christmas card.  LOL
Heather :)

Sunday, 16 October 2016


Merry Monday #217 (Retro/Vintage) Alas......Too late for Entry ):

Wow, Retro/Vintage are my favorite cards to make.  I have this Old House stamp and decided to use it.   The House is beautiful and looks very Vintage.   Added lots of snow and sparkle around and on the house, and my aqua painter to bring out some of the details.

Inside View:

Inside View:

Supplies Used:
Cardstock Used:  Whisper White, Soft Sky, Silver Foil, Tip Top Taupe
Ink:  Basic Black, Tip Top Taupe, Markers from the Subtles Collection
Stamp Sets:  Petite Pairs, Old Fashioned House, Warmth & Wonder
Misc:  Ovals Collection, Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies, Snow Writer (DecoArt), Crystal Snow, Aqua Painter

Hope you enjoyed my card.  "THANK YOU",  for visiting my blog.    Hope to see you next week!   Heather :)

Saturday, 15 October 2016


Watercooler Wednesday WWC89 - Penny's Color Challenge

I just love these color choices....way to go Penny!   I always pull the cardstock first and then go from there.   I had all the colors, but only a small piece of Soft Sky.  This was going to be my Sentiment piece and I used marker's from Subtles color range on the house that were a close match to Soft Sky.  My camera does not do justice to this card.  I would just love to have a house like this. 

Closer View:

Inside View:

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Soft Sky, Tip Top Taupe, Silver Foil
Ink:  Basic Black, Tip Top Taupe, Light blue markers from Subtles
Stamp Sets:  Petite Pairs, Old Fashioned House, Warmth & Wonder
Misc:  Decorative Labels, Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies, Ovals Collection, Snow Writer (DecoArt), Crystal Snow, Aqua Painter

This was a fun card to make, and I just love the house.
Have a great week, and "Thanks" for stopping by.  I just love all the comments.    See you next week, Heather :)

Friday, 7 October 2016


Merry Monday #216 (Elves)

Well, this was definitely a challenge, as I have no Elf stamp sets.  I could have made a fake one using the Owl punch, but I went through my recycle stash, and low and behold I found a Elf Christmas tag.   These are such cute guys and I hope you like them.

Closer View:

Inside View:

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Emerald Envy, Whisper White
Ink:  Primrose Petals
Stamp Set:  Bright & Beautiful
Misc:  Snowburst Embossing Folder, Recycled "Elf" gift tag

Glad to be back with Merry Monday making those Christmas cards.  I need to "up" my stash.  LOL!
Take care everyone and Happy Thanksgiving!   Heather :)

Thursday, 6 October 2016


Watercooler Wednesday WWC88 - Heidi's Sketch Challenge

I love Sketch challenges, and today mine is a Halloween theme.  Lots of fall colors and a Halloween fellow.  I am not sure if the close up will show his blood-shot eyes, but he is definitely scary!  I also added a little bow-tie to make him more lovable.  LOL!

Closer View:

Inside View:

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper, Pumpkin Pie DSP
Ink:  Tangerine Tango
Markers:  Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango
Stamp Sets:  Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Swirly Birds, Cookie Cutter Halloween
Misc:  Embossing Powder, Circles Scallop #2, Framelits Circles, Aqua brush, Punch 2-hole, Cookie Cutter Punch

Have a very Happy Halloween Everyone!   We are going to have Thanksgiving dinner at my favorite place ---My sister's, Yeh!

Saturday, 1 October 2016


Watercooler Wednesday - WWC87 - Kath's Masculine Challenge

You can never have enough Masculine cards.  These are always challenging, because there are so many themes you can choose from.   Mine today is flying!   It was such a beautiful fall day and it would have been awesome to be flying up in the blue.  Picture Snoopy up there chasing the Red Baron!

Closer View:

Closer View showing the Silver Propeller:

Inside View:

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Delightful Djon
Ink:  Basic Black
Stamp Sets:  On Board, Balloon Celebration
Misc:  French Script E.F., Label and Window Punch, Silver Stickles, Dimensionals

Well, there it is.  Don't you wish you were up there flying too!
Have a great week Everyone and Happy October!  Heather :)