Friday, 16 June 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGES - WWC123 - MARSHA'S "FIREWORKS" THEME CHALLENGE

WWC123 - MARSHA'S "FIREWORKS" THEME CHALLENGE
 
 
 
HAPPY 150 CANADA, EH!
 
When I saw the "Fireworks" Theme, I immediately thought of Birthday Blast stamp set and Edgelits.   They were the closest to "Fireworks" for me.    The colors that I used are Real Red and Whisper White - Canadian Colors, eh!  The card is rather thick and if it was being given to someone, I would make a belly band or tie a ribbon around it to keep it closed.  However, I always decorate my entrance way with a few Canada Day items and this card will be displayed on my console.   This theme definitely got my creative juices flowing and after being inspired by all the beautiful cards from the Design Team, I was ready to Create!    
  
Inside View -Top:
 
 
Inside View - Bottom :

 
Top and Bottom View:
 
 


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Real Red, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds 
Glimmer Paper, and Red Glitter Paper
Stamp Sets: Birthday Blast, O'Canada
Inks:  Real Red, Whisper White
Misc.:  Botanical Builders (Flower & Stamen), Star Blast Edglits, Little Numbers Thinlits, Foam Adhesive Tape
 
I know its early, but Happy 150th  Canada!    This is my Canada, and I am proud of it.   Our freedom should not be taken for granted, but appreciated to its fullest.   We have so many new immigrants.... lets welcome and make them proud to live in Canada!
 
I hope you like my card, take care everyone and see you next time!
Heather :) 
 
 




Thursday, 15 June 2017

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #252 (INSPIRATION PHOTO)

Merry Monday #252 - Inspiration Photo
 
 
 
 
This week's Challenge is Hosted by Kathy and her Inspirational Photo.    I don't know about you, but I had a hard time coming up with ideas for this photo.   So, I used the Boughs and Berries embossing folder,  and went from there to create my card.
 
 
Another View of Front:
 
 
Closer View:
 
 
Inside View:
 
 
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Garden Green, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Stamp Set:  Christmas Pines
Ink:  Mossy Meadow
Misc.:  Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, Ovals Collection Framelits, Decorative Label Punch, Silver Metallic Ribbon, Boughs & Berriers E.F.
 
My Ovals are representing the bowls and jars in the photo and I have placed pine boughs, pine cones, and sprigs of berries instead of the fruit.   The embossing folder completes the card.
 
Have a great week everyone!    Heather :)






Friday, 9 June 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGES - WWC122 - LIBBY'S FEMININE "ANYTHING GOES" CHALLENGE - HONORABLE MENTION

WWC122 - Libby's feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge
This week's challenge my card was picked by Heidi for "Honorable Mention".     I am so pleased that my card was recognized for this challenge.   Thank You Ladies of the Design Team!   I will definately display my badge of Honor.   

This week's challenge is a Feminine "Anything Goes" challenge and the Hostess this week is Libby.    Check out the amazing cards by the Watercooler Wednesday Design Team.    The cards they created for us are beautiful and so inspiring.
I used the wonderful "Oh So Succulent" stamp and die set, and I love it!   I made two cards, and they have different sentiments on the front.  They are "perfect" for that Special Feminine person.   Who doesn't like to receive flowers?   These two cards would be perfect to give to all those Special Ladies.




Inside View:


Supplies Used:

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugar Plum, Tip Top Taupe, Falling in Love dsp (Inside card)
Stamp Sets: Oh So Succulent, Delicate Details
Inks:  Sweet Sugar Plum, Flirty Flamingo, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White
Misc.:  Dimensionals, Dobber's, Glue Dots, Succulent Framelits Dies, Window Box Thinlits Dies


The inspiration for my card goes to Olga Cavanaugh of www.craftsbouquet.blogspot.com .   Her gorgeous cards are amazing!  I loved the idea of using the "Window Box Thinlits Dies" for a flower vase.

Have a great week Everyone!   Get out and enjoy our beautiful weather.  Heather :)



Thursday, 8 June 2017

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #251 (MONOCHROMATIC BLUE)

Merry Monday  #251
Monochromatic Blue
 
 
 
 
Hi Everyone!   This week's Hostess is Debbie and her challenge is to create a Monochromatic Blue Christmas Card.
 
I had a lot of blue scraps of paper, so I used them along with the "Winter Wonderland" stamp set and even colored my two little birds in blue. 
 
 
 
Another View:
 

Closer View:
 
Inside View:
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Pacific Point, Scraps of Blue
Ink:  Brocade Blue, Pacific Point
Stamp Sets:  Winter Wonderland (Penny Black), Warmth & Wonder
Misc.:  Ribbon, Glitter, Glue
 
Have a great week Everyone, and Happy Stamping!    Heather :)
 
 

 


Saturday, 3 June 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC 121 - ANYTHING GOES

WWC121 - ANYTHING GOES
 
 
 
I love "Anything Goes".  It can be anything you want to do for the challenge.   My card today is the "Twist and Pop Up" card.   I have just discovered it and love the effect when someone opens it.   It is definitely a "Wow" card.    I have to give a special "Thanks" to my sister for having the patience for showing this technique to me.   She even made a template for me and once you have made the first one, well , you just want to make more. LOL.
 
Here is the front of the card with the Belly Band holding it shut:
 
 
Inside View:

Close up Views:
 
 
A friend was clearing out her paper stock and I saw this and immediately thought of the "Beautiful You" stamp set.   This was gorgeous paper and blended really well with the Perfectly Artistic DSP.  There was only one sheet and I have enough left for a card front.  Isn't it gorgeous!    
   

 
Supplies Used:
 
Cardstock:  Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Perfectly Artistic DSP, For All Reasons DSP
Ink:  Lost Lagoon
Stamp Sets:  Beautiful You, Stylized Birthday
Misc.: Circle Framelits, Hand Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies- Ovals, Timeless Tags Dies (Butterflies)
Technique:  Twist Pop Up Card
 
These are fun cards to make and fun to give out to those Special people in your life.   For more ideas in this challenge .....check out the Watercooler Artists and see what they have done.    Have a great week and Happy Stamping!
Heather :)
 
 
 
 


Friday, 2 June 2017

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #250 (RUSTIC CHRISTMAS)

                    Merry Monday #250 (Rustic Christmas)


http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.ca/2017/05/merry-monday-250-rustic-christmas.html

Hello Stamper's!   The Hostess this week is Deanne and her challenge is a Christmas card with a Rustic feel to it.  I immediately dug out my Hardwood Stamp and my Swirly Scribbler Dies.   I used Cherry  Cobbler for my base and fussy cut pine branches and then topped it all off with the Burlap ribbon.   I stamped the pine branches with two shades of green and also used white to enhance.    I only bought the stamp set for Christmas Pines and was kicking myself for not buying the die cut.   After fussy cutting the pine branches, I have since added the die cut to my next order.  LOL

 
Closer View:
 
 


Inside View:
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Olive Green, Garden Green, Copper Foil
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Strawberry Slush
Stamp Sets:  Hardwood, Christmas Pines
Misc.: Believe, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, Burlap Ribbon

Well another week and another card for my stash.    Have fun and see you next week.   Happy Stamping!    Heather :)

Friday, 26 May 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC120 - GAIL'S CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE

WWC120 - Gail's Christmas Challenge
 
 
 
 
What a great Challenge!   I am so glad that the Design Team added Christmas card challenges.    Gail is the Hostess for this challenge and her image is just the cutest.   This doesn't mean that you have to do cute doggy cards, just a Christmas Card.   How exciting!    I try and make a Christmas card every week and when the first week in December comes I go through my stash of cards and put the address on the envelope and I am done.   It is a great feeling!   
 
My card is a sweet little snowbird on a branch and looking at all the delicious berries waiting to eat.
 
 
Closer View:
 
 
 
Inside View:
 
 
Supplies Used:
 
Cardstock:  Real Red, Watercolor Paper
Ink:  Primrose Petals
Stamp Sets:  Snowbird on a Branch, Heart of Christmas
Misc.:  Deco Labels Framelits, Corner Rounder Punch, Decorative Labels (Spellbinders), Snowtex, Wink of Stella - Clear, Aqua Pen, Blender pens, Markers
 
 
Can't wait to see other cards created for this challenge.   Have fun everyone!   Happy Stamping!    Heather :)




Thursday, 25 May 2017

MERRY MONDAY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #249 - MISTLETOE

Merry Monday #249 (Mistletoe)

 
 
Hello fellow stampers!   The Hostess for this week's challenge is Colleen.    Her challenge is to create a Christmas Card using Mistletoe.   I thought I would share some information first,  with you on the story of Mistletoe.
 
The legend of mistletoe: 
At one time, mistletoe was placed over door ways for good luck.  It was believed that only happiness could pass beneath the mistletoe, therefore, rivals would embrace and seal their peaceful intensions with a kiss of friendship.
 
 
For my card I used the "Banner's for Christmas" stamp set.   It has a beautiful stamp of mistletoe, and I then added a  strip of glitter and finished the edge off with the "Finishing Touches Edgelits" in dark green.  I hung the mistletoe bunch upside down on the card and finished it off with a beautiful bow, mounted on a small stitched square with the "Joy" die cut. 
 
 
 
 
Closer View:
 
Inside View:
 
 
 
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Mossy Meadow
Copper glitter paper
Ink:  Mossy Meadow
Stamp Sets:  Warmth & Wonder, Banner's for Christmas
Misc.:  Joy Script (M.B.), Finishing Touches Edgelits, Wonderous Wreath Framelits Dies, Stitched Shapes Square Die, Dimensionals
 
Well, that is it for another week.   Take care, don't work too hard, and most of all have FUN!!!!!   Heather :)
 
 


 




Wednesday, 17 May 2017

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC119 - JUDY'S MASCULINE "ANYTHING GOES" CHALLENGE

         WWC119 - Judy's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

 
http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.ca/2017/05/wwc119-judys-masculine-anything-goes.html

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

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC118 - PENNY'S "MOM" THEME CHALLENGE

                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 :)