Friday, January 12, 2018

Seasons Giving Year 6 Blog Hop Winner!!

Hello everyone!  Are you ready to find out WHO the Winner is?

Before I announce the winner I want to say a HUGE Thank You to all of you who participated and all of your sweet comments!!  I had asked what you would like to see on my blog in 2018 and the most requested was watercolor tutorials.  So watercolor is still going to be strong in 2018 and I am so happy about that because I love to do watercolor.  :)   The other top requests were cards in general, ink blending for backgrounds, tutorials, and jewelry.  Also a few requests for mixed media.  So I will do my best over the next year to bring you the projects you are looking for and keep you inspired.  This should be a fun and creative year!  I also want to say thank you so much to everyone who subscribed to my blog and all the new followers -- including on FB, Pinterest, Instagram, and YT!!!

Ok, now for the Winner.....


CONGRATULATIONS !!!
Kelley Clarke (Scrap-A-Doodle-Designs)


Kelley is the Winner of the $30 gift card from Simon Says Stamp!  I am not affiliated with the company I just thought it would be fun for the winner to get to pick out their own crafty goodies.



Happy Shopping Kelley!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Heidi



The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Born to be a STAR Shaker Card - Quick & Easy!

Hello everyone and happy Friday!  I can't believe we are already almost half way through January.  I know Spring is still way off but I am wishing for warmer weather lol.  Yesterday here in Minnesota it was in the 40's and as I type up this blog post it is -30 (yes that is a minus sign!) with the windchill!  Oh it's so darn cold lol.

Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store but before I get to my post I want to apologize for not posting the winner for the Seasons Giving blog hop.  I have had some personal things going on and I honestly just forgot.  But stop back a little later today and I will be posting the winner for the $30 Simon Says Stamp Gift Card.

Ok, let's get on to the card.  :)


For today's card I used some of the fun pattern papers from the Graphic 45 - Vintage Hollywood collection.  I used one of the cut outs to create a quick and easy shaker card.  This card really came together in less then 10 minutes.  I love shaker card but sometimes I just don't have the time to create them.  So I started looking at the cut outs in the paper collection and a few other collections.  I think you would be surprised at how many of the cut out have areas that can be cut out with a craft knife to create quick and easy shaker cards.


To start I used a craft knife to fussy cut the center of the star.  If you are careful enough when cutting out pieces you can save them to use as embellishments on your card.  Now to create the shaker all I had to do was add a piece of Acetate to the back of the cut out and then add  Foam Tape around the outer edges.  Fill with sequins and add cardstock to the back.  I cut a piece of black cardstock that was a litter larger to give the cut out a background layer.


Before I assembled the card I wanted to add a little sparkle.  I used the Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen to add some sparkle to the large stars on the background paper, the smaller cut out star and the word star on the shaker.


Here is a close up of the shaker.  I filled it with 5mm Black Sequins and Tiny Silver Star Sequins.  I added the cut out star to the top right corner and put a piece of foam tape behind it to pop it up a bit.  I also added a few of the tiny star sequins to the outside of the card.



I used kraft paper to create a A2 top folding card base.  The next time you want to create a shaker card I encourage you to look through the cut outs in your paper collections and see what areas could be cut out to create a little window for a shaker card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my card share!

If you would like to see more card inspiration please hop on over to the Stamp Simply Blog and check out all of the beautiful card samples from the design team.  All of the supplies used to create the card are listed and linked below and can be found at 

Don't forget to stop back to find out who the winner is for the Seasons Giving blog hop.  :)

Hope you have a wonderful day!
Heidi


Supplies
Paper:  Graphic 45 - Vintage Hollywood, Cardstock - Black, Kraft, Acetate
Accessories:  5mm Black Sequins, Tiny Silver Star Sequins, Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L- Foam Tape, EZ Runner, Ranger - Glossy Accents

Friday, January 5, 2018

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - A Friend Like You CAS Card

Hello everyone and happy Friday!  Did you all have a Happy New Year?  Ours was pretty low key.  My husband ended up getting food poisoning a couple days before and he still wasn't feeling the best so we just stayed home.  Our youngest son had his girlfriend Lydia over so we just hung out watched some tv and had some snacks.  Like I said pretty low key--but that's ok.   

I'm looking forward to 2018 and hopefully it's better than 2017.  Thank you so much to all of my new subscribers from the Seasons Giving Blog Hop!  If you haven't left a comment on that post there is still time and I am giving away a $30 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp so I encourage you to check that out.  You can click HERE to see the post.  I asked what everyone would like to see on my blog in 2018 and watercolor came in number one!  Backgrounds, tutorials, cards and jewelry were all in the top running too.  So I will be working on some upcoming projects with watercolor to share with all of you.

If you are new to my blog I post every Friday for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  For the most part I post cards and they range from CAS (Clean And Simple) to tutorials with watercolor or ink blending backgrounds.


For today's card I went with CAS.  This card could be used as a thinking of you card but also for Valentine's.  The paper collection is from Kaisercraft - Cottage Rose.  I layered a couple pieces of the pattern paper and then added a bow down the center with May Arts Sheer with Gold Glitter ribbon.  This is some of my favorite ribbon.  It's sheer so you can still see the beautiful papers but adds just enough sparkle with the glitter.


The tag is a cut out from the same paper collection and I thought it had such a sweet sentiment.  I added a piece of white cardstock behind the tag and trimmed it to leave a nice crisp white edge around the tag.  I added some Foam Tape to the back of the tag and also a small touch of hot glue to adhere it to the card front and placed it right under the bow.  To finish off the tag I added a  Petaloo Botanica Collection Pink Minis flower to the top of the tag.


I added more foam tape to the card front and then placed that on a white A2 top folding card base.  The paper collection is filled with cut outs so you would be able to create several CAS cards.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed the card share.  If you would like to see more card inspiration I encourage you to take a look at the Stamp Simply Blog.  All of the supplies are listed and linked below and can be found at 

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Heidi




Supplies
Paper:  Kaisercraft - Cottage Rose Paper Collection, Cardstock - white
Ribbon:  May Arts Sheer with Gold Glitter
Accessories:  Petaloo Botanica Collection Pink MinisScrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Tape

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Seasons Giving Blog Hop Year 6 - Happy New Year!!! 2018!!!


Hello everyone and Happy New Year!  Happy 2018!!!
I hope this is the best year ever!!

**EDIT** For some reason there are a couple of extra letters in my link for the blog hop and it is making my post look all wonky (gotta love HTML lol!).  If you click HERE it will refresh and take care of the issue.  Sorry for the inconvenience!


Welcome to the Seasons Givings Blog Hop Year 6!

I want to say a HUGE Thank You to all of my loyal blog readers/followers!!!  Thank you so much for your support, friendship, and wonderful comments throughout the year!!  
I truly appreciate all of you!!!  Much love, hugs, and blessing to you all in 2018!!!

This Blog Hop is for YOU!

Every single blog listed is hosting a Giveaway!  All you have to do is leave a comment--it's that easy. 

The entire link list for the blogs is listed below.

This year for my giveaway I am doing a $30 Gift Certificate from


This way you can pick out your own crafty goodies. :) 



The giveaway will be open until January 8th at midnight (CST).  I will use Random.org to pick the winner and I will post the winner on January 9th.  Please make sure I will have a way to contact you--a link back to a blog, email, Google+, Facebook--just some way to contact you if you win.  The winner will have 48 hrs to reply or another winner will be chosen.  Once I have heard from the winner I will send the gift card.

Although it is not required for the giveaway I would love to hear in the comments what you would like to see in 2018 on my blog (cards, jewelry, mixed media, watercolor, tutorials).  If you would like to subscribe to my blog that would be fantastic too! 
(there are a few options in the sidebar), or follow me on 

If this is your first time visiting my blog I wanted to share a few of my favorite projects from 2017.  You can click on the images to enlarge them.







Have fun on the Blog Hop!!  

Remember each blog is hosting a giveaway 
so be sure to visit them all!!


































































Friday, December 22, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - We Wish You A Merry Christmas Card

Hello everyone and happy Friday!  I can't believe Christmas is this weekend?  Do you have all of your shopping and gift wrapping done?  I wish I could say yes to that question but unfortunately the answer is no.  I've been a bit under the weather so we are a little behind with our shopping and gift wrapping.  But I'm not going to stress about it because somehow everything that needs to get done always does. :) So today, I have my last Christmas card to share with you.


I know it's getting down to the wire for making Christmas cards so I wanted to keep it CAS (Clean And Simple).  I love using paper collections that have lots of cut aparts for CAS cards.  The Doodlebug - Milk and Cookies collection has several cut aparts that are perfect for CAS cards.  I used the cute image of the Santa and then I backed it with a piece of white cardstock and added some Foam Tape to the back side for some added dimension.  Then I used another piece of the pattern paper for a mat on the card base.  I added the image of the Santa and then I cut one of the sentiment strips from the same paper collection.  I fussy cut banner ends on the sentiment strip.  Then I added some more Foam Tape to one side of the banner and EZ Runner to the other side.  Doing this pops up the sentiment strip to match the Santa image.  Next, I added some  May Arts - Red Wrinkled Edge Sheer Ribbon around the bottom of the card and tied it in a simple knot.


Here is a close up of the cute little Santa image.  Cut aparts like this make for very quick CAS cards.


I love the pattern paper in the background with all of the candy.  Especially the ribbon candy--it reminds me of Christmas when I was little.  I added Ranger - Glossy Accents to the candy cane Santa is holding on to and all of the candy canes on the pattern paper.  Doing this adds a fun texture element to the card.


For this card I used a piece of red cardstock to create a A2 top folding card base.  I hope you enjoyed this CAS card for today.

You can click on the image below to enlarge it and see all of the details.  The Sales and Specials at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store are good through the end of the year. 



If you would like to see more card inspiration I encourage you to check out the Stamp Simply Blog.  All of the supplies used to create this card are listed and linked below and can be found at 

I'm not sure if I will be doing another blog post before Christmas or not.  If not I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!!
I hope you have a wonderful time with your family and friends.  Good times creating beautiful memories but most important of all remembering the true meaning of Christmas.

Much love and blessing,
Heidi


Supplies
Paper:  Doodlebug - Milk and Cookies, Cardstock - Red, White
Ribbon:  May Arts - Red Wrinkled Edge Sheer Ribbon
Accessories:  Ranger - Glossy Accents, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - EZ RunnerFoam Tape

Friday, December 15, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Poinsettia Tea Cup Card

Hello everyone and happy Friday!  Today, I have a card to share with you using the NEW Stamp Simply Clear Stamp - Coffee or Tea? SS-023.  You might have seen a sneak peek of this card on the Stamp Simply Blog when Sharon announced the new releases.


Here is the card I designed.  This card could be used for Christmas or just as a thinking of you card through the winter months.  The stamp set is filled with several sentiments and verses.  The die set is a really fun one because it allows you to be able to build you cup.  There are two different sizes of the cups with matching handles, two little steam swirls, the words coffee and tea, and a tiny tag.  Some of the sentiments in the stamp set fit perfectly with the tiny tag.


To create the cup I die cut the cup two times.  Once using Wild Rose Studios - Birds & Berries and for the second one I used Gold Mirror Cardstock.  I also die cut the handle with the gold mirror cardstock.


I have a beautiful tea cup collection that was my Great Grandma's.  Several of the cups are edged in gold and I wanted to create the same look for my cup.  I cut the top and bottom of the gold die cut piece and then offset them and adhered them to the back of the pattern paper.


Here is a look at the cup once it was assembled.  I just love the gold accents and it reminds me of my Great Grandma's tea cup collection.


I die cut three of the little steam swirls from Vellum.  I adhered two to the back of the cup and then added the third swirl at the top.  I used glossy accents to adhere the steam swirls.  Since almost all adhesives show through vellum I added some Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen on top of the swirls and then added White Pearls to each of them to help cover up where the adhesive was showing.


Here is a close up of the cup.  I also added some of the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen to the flowers on the pattern paper.  I added more white pearls along the top of the cup.  I die cut one of the tiny tags using white cardstock and then stamped the sentiment using Tuxedo Black Ink.  I used a piece of May Arts Gold Metallic String to attach the tag to the handle on the cup.


The card is a white A2 top folding card base.  I used a couple more pieces of the pattern paper from the same collection to layer in the background.  Then I used Foam Tape to attach the cup to the front of the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed the card share.  If you would like to see more card inspiration I encourage you to check out the Stamp Simply Blog.  All of the supplies to create the card are listed and linked below and can be found at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and Happy Holidays!

Heidi


Supplies
Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamp - Coffee or Tea? SS-023
Paper:  Wild Rose Studios - Birds & Berries, Gold Mirror Cardstock, Vellum, Cardstock - White
Ink:  Tuxedo Black Ink
Dies:  Stamp Simply Steel Dies - Coffee or Tea? SS-DIE011
Ribbon:  May Arts Gold Metallic String
Accessories:  Melissa Frances White Pearls, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Runner, Foam Tape

Friday, December 8, 2017

Coffee Lovers Winter Blog Hop - The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Taste & See Christmas Coffee Card

Hello everyone and happy Friday!  Today, is the first day of the Coffee Lover Winter Blog Hop.  If you are a coffee or tea lover this is a fantastic blog hop filled with so many wonderful ideas for card makers.  The theme is Winter.  If you are interested in participating all of the details are below.  They have a ton of fantastic sponsors and giveaways too so I encourage you to check it out!  The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store is one of the Super Sponsors.



When: Friday, December 8 - Friday, December 15 
Time: 6 am pacific
THEME: WINTER 
USE: coffee, tea &/or cocoa images
#winter2017clh


Here is a look at the card I designed using the NEW Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Coffee or Tea? SS-023 stamp set and coordinating Stamp Simply Steel Dies - Coffee or Tea? SS-DIE011.  I also used some of the beautiful papers from Kaisercraft Letters to Santa.


Here is a look at the new stamp and die set.  The stamp set is filled with so many great sentiments and verses.  The die set is really fun because it allows you to build your cups.  So if you want to use different colors or patterns for the cup and the handle you can.  I think the font is so pretty on the word dies and I love the tiny tag too.  Also some of the sentiments are just the perfect size to fit in the tiny tag.


To start, I picked out the pattern paper for the cup and the handle.  The image of Santa is a punch out that is included in the paper pad.  I also took two strips of the red paper with the polk-a-dots that were 1/2" x 6 1/2" and scored the paper every 1/4".  Then I folded the paper and adhered the two ends.  This is the base for the rosette.  Position the paper so the polk-a-dot side is face up and then push towards to the center to create the rosette shape.  Add a bit of hot glue to hold in place.


Here you can see the coffee cup once it is assembled.  I used Delicata Golden Glitz Ink to ink all the edges of the coffee cup, handle, rosette, and image of Santa.  


Next, I wanted to stamp the sentiment in the upper corner of the pattern paper.  I used the EK Success powder tool the prep the area before doing the heat embossing.  Doing this assures you only end up with the embossing powder in the areas you want it.  I used the Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform to stamp my sentiment and have perfect placement. 


I added Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder to the stamp sentiment and used a heat tool to melt and heat set the powder.


Here is a close up of the embossed sentiment on the card.  For the tiny little gold beaded pearls I added some Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen for some sparkle and then I added a drop of Ranger Glossy Accents on each of them.  I also used some of the My Mind's Eye Charmed Enamel Dots in gold for embellishments on the card.


Here is a look at the cup on the front of the card.  I also added some on the enamel dots along the bottom under the cup.



To finish off the card I added the card front to a white A2 top folding card base.

I hope you enjoyed today's card share and tutorial!  If you would like to see more card inspiration I encourage you to check out the Stamp Simply Blog.  All of the supplies to create the card are listed and linked below and can be found at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  Also, just as a friendly reminder there is still a sale in the store.

NEW RELEASE - Coffee or Tea?
CURRENT SPECIALS running with our NEW RELEASE:
$3.95 shipping on ALL US orders - this week only!
Our $3.00 Sale Bin is filled to overflowing - check it out for some GREAT deals!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Happy Creating and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Heidi


Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Coffee or Tea? SS-023
Paper:  Kaisercraft Letters to Santa, Cardstock - White
Ink/Pens:  VersaMark Ink, Delicata Golden Glitz Ink, Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen
Dies:  Stamp Simply Steel Dies - Coffee or Tea? SS-DIE011
Accessories:  My Mind's Eye Charmed Enamel Dots, Ranger Glossy Accents, Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, EK Success Powder Tool, Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform, Heat Tool, Hot Glue

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