Sunday, May 19, 2019

Lighthouse Card

Hello!  Hope you are having a good weekend. It has gotten on the slightly hot side for us, hard to get used to after all the Spring Sweater-Weather we had previously. For the card I am sharing today, I was thinking slightly ahead to Father’s Day, although lighthouses are well loved by all people, I think.  


I colored this stamp with alcohol markers.  For the sky, I used pointillism to add interest.  I die cut out the panel and arranged it over some nautical patterned papers.  I thought the sentiment panel would stand out nicely if I put it at the top on an angle.

Supplies: Just for Fun Rubber Stamps  Striped Lighthouse ,  Calm Seas sentiment, Memento black ink, Hero Arts Navy ink, Carta Bella Ahoy There 6x6 Paper pad, Gina Marie X Stitched rectangle dies.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!  Hope to see you again soon. In the meanwhile, hope you have time for stamping!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Peg Stamp Card - Hummingbird Anniversary Card

Hello!  Many of you have been so busy lately with your cardmaking!  I sat down to go through my blog list last evening, and thought it wouldn’t be long as I only missed a day or two.  Well, wasn’t I wrong!  Everyone is being so creative!

Well, we finally have the sun again around here, so I was able to finish and photograph a card.  I had this anniversary stamp set out on my desk still from making this card last week.  Looking at the little hummingbirds on it, and knowing I will soon need a card for my parents, I came up with this idea, adding peg stamps!



I used the peg stamps to create the border along the top.  After that was finished, I added some Nuvo glitter drops here and there. I think you can see them in the photo. I thought they added some festivity to this card, as they really sparkle in the light.

The bird and sentiment were simply stamped with black ink.  I think it turned out cute!

Supplies: Rubber Stamp Tapestry Cherry Blossom stamp set, Penny Black You and Me Stamp set, Avery Elle inks in Kraft, Celery, Raspberry and Pixie, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Gina K Designs Fresh Asparagus cardstock.  

I would love to play along with these challenges!
Library Challenge - All Creatures Great and Small (these ones are very small!)


Cupcake Inspirations - Pink, Lime and White


Thank you so much for visiting today!  Your comments are always a big encouragement to me!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Birdhouse Mother’s Day Cards

Hello stamping friends!  I would like to share these cards which I recently made for Mother’s Day.  This stamp is large, measuring almost 6 inches by 3.5 inches.  It would be great for 5x7 cards, but today I cropped it to fit a standard A2 card. 


I colored the image with alcohol markers, adding some detail with a white gel pen. I decided to color the birds as a family of Eastern Bluebirds, as these are my Grandma’s favorite.  I colored a second image and framed it out slightly differently to suit my mom’s tastes.


Supplies:  I Brake for Stamps Large Summer Time BirdhouseDahlia Quarter Sheet and Bird Sheet 141A, Memento and Versafine Black inks, Gina Marie x stitched rectangle dies, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. 
(You can always save 10% on your entire purchase at I Brake for Stamps using my code SAVE10HEIDI)

Thanks for visiting today! Hope you have time for stamping and creativity today!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Pineapple Themed Cards

Hello!  I just want to give you all a big thanks for all the lovely comments you have left lately. They really do lift the spirits!  Today I have a couple cards to share.  I saw a pineapple themed card kit in a Close to My Heart catalog that I really liked, but I knew I didn’t need the stamp set, as I already have a pineapple stamp.  (I think this kit sold out, but you could contact a CTMH consultant if you were interested.)


So, I did use that layout for inspiration.  For the top of the pineapple I used rock n roll stamping technique.  The inside of the card I used the second generation stamping, and stamped a verse over top.  



I decided to make a second, more clean and simple card.  I always think of pineapples as a traditional sign of hospitality, so I used that type of sentiment on this card.  



Supplies: Hero Arts Pineapples A Plenty stamp set, Frame is from Close To My Heart ‘Tis the Season Cardmaking set, Sentiments from Our Daily Bread Designs Home Sweet Home, Peaches and Power Poppy Natural Beauties, Hero Arts Butter Bar, Green Hills and Field Greens ink pads, Versafine Onyx Black ink pad, Echo Park A Perfect Summer 6x6 paper pad, Gina K Designs cardstock in Wild Dandelion, Jelly Bean Green and Grass Green, Avery Elle Wonky Stitched rectangle die set, Spellbinders Fancy Edge rectangle dies, Tim Holtz/Sizzix tag die set, American Crafts Twine.




I’d love to enter in Cute Card Thursday’s Tie a Bow Challenge, and in Tuesday Throwndown’s Frame It challenge. 

Friday, May 10, 2019

Tea Themed Friendship Card

Hello everyone!  Today is the last day of the Coffee Lover’s Blog hop.  I have made 6 projects for the hop; a really nice addition to my stash, which was a little depleted recently.  


This last card was quick and simple, but fun to make. I used a sketch and some very sweet paper from my most recent patterned paper pack.  I have found Tuesday Morning is a great place to find varieties of patterned paper. 

Supplies:  Close to My Heart Just Treats stamp set, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Avery Elle Kraft Pigment ink, Hero Arts Butter Bar and Soft Pool ink, Gina K Innocent Pink ink, Gina Marie X Stitched Rectangle die, Bo Bunny Early Bird 6x6 paper pad, Enamel heart is Heidi Swapp, Twine is American Crafts, Tombow Markers to color in the letters.

I would love to enter Tuesday Morning Sketches this week!



Thank you for visiting!  I appreciate all the comments and especially subscribers, old and new!  I look forward to visiting your blogs, too!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Retro Coffee Lady

Hello everyone!  It is not that cold today, but I am freezing!  Just can’t warm up.  So as I was going through my blog feed, I got a third cup of coffee warmed up. I almost NEVER drink 3 cups. It is usually 2 cups, with the second one unfinished.  

I am having fun with the Coffee Lover’s Blog hop.  I do want to thank everyone for their kind comments and encouragements.  There are a few of you on platforms I do not have a login, so although I have been viewing your lovely cards, I haven’t been able to comment.  

I am back with a second card from this same set from Monday’s card. I do love the retro feel of it.  


Don’t forget I have a coupon code for I Brake for Stamps.  SAVE10HEIDI gets you 10% off your entire order.  Not just this stamp set.

 Coffee Rubber sheet 


I paired the images with primary colors, kraft paper, and polka dots.  (The papers are all scraps from packs I am nearly finished with).  I did add a touch of red glitter glue to the heart on the sentiment, just to jazz it up. I plan to send a little Starbucks gift certificate to a teacher inside this card.  It is Teacher Appreciation Week!  



I would also like to join in the Kat’s Scrappiness Coffee with Mom challenge.

Hope you have a wonderful day! 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Just for Fun May Challenge - Celebrating the Women in our Lives



I am happy to announce Just for Fun’s May Challenge!  It is Celebrating the Women in Our Lives, with the twist of having 3 or more layers.  Here is my card.


I colored the Peony with alcohol markers.  For my layers, I have my card base, the embossed blue cardstock, my peony and then the sentiment strip.  I did not use any foam tape, so this card is still flat for mailing.

While I was at it, I also colored another peony.  This card is more clean and simple, and I paired it with a quote I like.



Supplies: Just for Fun Rubber Stamps Peony, Happy Mother’s Day, and Emerson quote, Versafine and Memento Black inks, Cuttlebug and Darice embossing folders, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

I would also like to enter the Mod Squad Challenge - Mother’s Day and WordArtWednesday Anything Goes.

Thank you for visiting today!  Wishing you many crafty moments!


ETA 5/9/19:  Thanks to the Mod Squad Challenge for choosing my card as one of their Top 3, based on merit!  Thank you!