Friday, November 15, 2019

Christmas Plaid - Handmade Holiday Card

Hello!  A quick share of a card I made this morning from my Recollections Christmas Plaid paper pad. I had been itching to use this pretty blue plaid.  And look how perfectly it went with this offset square from the sketch! 


Supplies: Close to My Heart Tis The Season stamp set, Versfine Black ink, Hero Arts Red Royal shadow ink, Gina Marie square dies, Recollections Christmas Plaid 12x12 patterned paper pad, American Crafts twine.  

I would love to enter Mojo Monday’s Sketch challenge, and You Next Stamp’s Mad for Plaid challenge.


Thursday, November 14, 2019

Christmas One-Sheet Wonder - Part 1 (Pin It? Try It! Week 9)

Hello!  I realized that, in just a few weeks, it is time to send out Christmas cards!  Even though I already have some I made throughout the year, I am quite short.  I decided to use a One-Sheet Wonder template to make a bunch of cards.

Usually, people use a very simple sentiment stamp when doing a One-Sheet Wonder, but that isn’t my style.  I like to use colored images and I also like to jazz up the card layouts a little.  So I have already cut my piece of 12 x 12 paper via this layout.  (And yes, this is a Pinned It? Try It! Week 9 Post too.)

But, I am taking a little more time to complete my cards so I can put my own twist on them. Here is the first set using some CUTE images from Penny Black.  





And, yes, I am lamenting a little that I picked the foiled paper.  But it is so pretty, in real life, even if it is so hard to photograph! 

Supplies: Penny Black Jolly Friends, Simon Says Stamps Peaceful Christmas stamp set, Elizabeth Crafts Holiday Cheer stamp set, Memento and Versafine black inks, Recollections Christmas Plaid paper pack, Gina Marie Wonky Stitched Ovals dies, Avery Elle Wonky Stitched Rectangle dies. 

I would love to enter these cards in Cute Card Thursday’s Festive challenge, The Daily Marker’s 30 Day coloring challenge and WordArtWednesdsay’s Anything Goes challenge.

Thank you for visiting today!  I’ll be back again soon!



Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Cute Critter Thank You Notes

Hello, hope you are well!  We have wintery weather today, but it is sunny.

As promised, I stamped up a few more of the images from the Mostly Mice stamp set, which is one of the newest sets in the store, sold as an unmounted sheet.  I decided to start on a card set to give as a gift, to a music teacher.  I know that at the holiday, she will be getting a lot of teacher gifts and may need some thank you notes.  


I colored the images with alcohol markers.  For the first card, I made it look as if the critters were looking over a wall of patterned paper.  I stamped the Thank You from this Sentiment set onto yellow cardstock and trimmed it out.



The second card uses two of the images.  The little student mouse fits just right under the teacher bunny, but they are two separate images.  These are so sweet and fun to color.

As always, you can save 10% off this and your entire stamp order at the I Brake for Stamps store using my code SAVE10HEIDI.

Thanks for visiting!  Happy Stamping!


I would love to enter SimonSaysStamp’s Monday Challenge - Thanks/Thanksgiving, The Daily Marker’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge, Pixie’s Crafty Workshop’s Snippets Challenge (all my patterned and colored cardstock was scraps) and Cute Card Thursday’s Anything Goes challenge.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Slothie Coffee Card

I am squeezing one more coffee card into the mix for the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop today!  After this, I am going to do my best to finish commenting on them, but there are over 1000 entries this time! WOW!


I colored my CUTE sloth-in-a-mug and then trimmed it out to pop up over my patterned paper. A sentiment and a few enamel dots finish off my clean and simple card.  I don’t always do clean and simple, but it really is fun to do.

Supplies: Art Impressions Sloth-Some stamp set, Memento and Versafine black inks, paper is a scrap and I don’t know which pad it was, Recollections enamel dots, Frantic Stamper Stitched Edge dies.

Thank you for visiting!  I hope I will see you again soon!



Better Latte Than Never! - Coffee Cards

Hello!  Hope you have had a nice week.  I, unfortunately continue to have some dental problems.  My first crown didn’t fit right, and they couldn’t adjust it because 3 shots of the numbing stuff didn’t work.  So they sent it out again. So the moral of the story is, brush and floss and do everything you can to avoid having dental work!  Lol.

I do have another card for the Coffee Blog hop.  

Supplies: Gina K Designs Coffee Therapy, Just for Fun Rubber Stamps coffee ring and sentiment, Versafine Black ink, Gina K Tranquil Teal and Tangerine inks, Gina K Tranquil Teal cardstock, Avery Elle Wonky Stitched Rectangle Die, Copper Nuvo drops

Thanks for visiting!  If you are a new visitor on the Hop, please leave a comment to let me know you were here. I would also LOVE it if you would choose to subscribe to my blog.  I always do my best to visit your blog, as long as I can find you.  

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Mostly Mice Tea Thank You Note

 When I saw this new set called Mostly Mice, I knew I had to have it!  It is full of wonderful images, and I know children will like them, but in all honesty, I think I know plenty of adults who are going to love them too!


This little teapot image is so easy to color.  I then just die cut it and used a Mojo Monday sketch and patterned paper to create this pretty Thank You note.  

I will definitely be using more of these stamps in the near future!

Supplies: I Brake for Stamps, Mostly Mice stamp set (currently being sold as an unmounted sheet), The sentiment is from Florals Sheet, Memento Black ink, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, My Mind’s Eye Darling Deer 6x6 paper pad, Gina Marie X Stitched circle dies, other items from my stash
SAVE 10% on these stamps and your entire order at the I Brake for Stamps Store using my coupon code SAVE10HEIDI 

I would love to enter this in the Fall and Winter Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop and Mojo Monday!



Saturday, November 2, 2019

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Card

Hello and Happy Saturday!  This card has been in my brain for a few weeks and this morning I finally had a chance to make it a reality.  


I used several different stamp companies to get this design.  The coffee cup was stamped on a Distress Oxide Antique Linen background.  I then stamped a tiny pumpkin over top and colored it.  The Pumpkin was stamped with orange ink on some yellow cardstock and then I added the sentiment over top.  

I had some scraps of gold and green cardstock in my box, so I die cut some leaves from it and then arranged it all over my stamped woodgrain background.  All the green cardstock was sponged with some gold ink.

I am really happy with this card and I hope the photo shows the pretty gold details. 

Supplies: Just for Fun Stamptangle pumpkin and coffee cup, Hero Arts Woodgrain Background Stamp, Penny Black Spice of Life stamp set, Inkadinkado Creepy Lane stamp set, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Gina K Dark Chocolate and Tangerine inks, Spellbinders Leaves dies, Sizzix Embossing folder, Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink. 

I would love to enter The Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop, SimonSaysStamp’s Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes, Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes and Dies R Us Trees and Leaves Challenges.


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