Thursday, March 29, 2012

What Girl Doesn't Love A Purse??

Summer Smooches is on it's way and with it brings this adorable little purse! Stampin' Up has created this cute little designer purse that is just to "Die" for! Each purse measures approximately 2 7/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 at the widest point. You can apply "Sticky Strip" to put it together. The die scores all the little folds, it literally takes just a couple of minutes to put it together. The little strap is also part of the die!

There are an infinate number of ways for it's use (party favors-bridal, baby, birthdays, a cute thank you for that special friend, co-worker, teacher, a place setting for an event, or even a special treat for your little ones, and it also makes a great little place to tuck some $, or jewelry too)!

And then of course, how to decorate it--wow.... there are endless possibilities! I chose to use the new
darling Summer Smooches Fabric Designer Brads as seen in this Summer Smooches Flyer. I think these are the cutest brads ever, and they are only going to be available during the month of April-(so don't miss out-order lots)!

Order from me here

To make this adorable little purse, I used:

The new Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper (125409), Summer Smooches Fabric Designer Brads (125589), Petite Purse Bigz L Die (125606)   (ALL Available April 1)

Daffodil Delight Cardstock (119683),  Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack 118309,), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439),  Sticky Strip (104294), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430) , Stampin Up Heat Tool (100005), Jewels-Basic Pearls (119247), Multipurpose Liquid Glue-Tombow (110755) 

Have a great day and happy stamping-Heidi

Summer Smooches is Coming Your Way

Oh, How I love you, let me count the ways.... Stampin' Up's New Summer Smooches DSP (Designer Series Papr) is just so colorful and bold and is sure to bring some warmth our way! It has been so cold, blustery and wet these last few weeks here in Northern Ca., that I am ready for some Fun in the SUN! What perfect paper and colors to do just that.

This new line will be available for a limited time during the month of April! Check out all the fun items available in this line with the Summer Smooches Special Offer Details page! It is full of surprises and great deals! Note: The fabric brads will only be available during this limited offer (April 1-30)

I will be posting a fun new little item this week-so stay tuned!
Happy Stamping and crafting-Heidi

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Create With Connie and Mary Challenge #194

Hello Friends-

I hope you are enjoying your weekend! Mary, over at Create With Connie and Mary,  has challenged us this week with a sketch.
Remember it is SU (Stampin' Up) Only materials. The new "Summer Smooches" DSP (Designer Series Paper) which will be available for order here at My Stampin' Up Site. This line of paper will also be what I use at my next card class in April.
Materials Used:
DS Paper: Summer Smooches, Designer Series Brights
Cardstock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Stamps: Pursuit of Happiness
Ink: Soft Suede
Ribbon: Daffodil Delight Taffeta
Jewels: Basic Pearl

Thanks for taking a look-I appreciate it!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Shabby Tea Room-Week 106 Pennant Party

Hi Friends-
Here's this week's inspiration  at The Shabby Tea Room

and the challenge is to create a card or project inspired by the COLORS IN THE PHOTO and INCLUDE a PENNANT, FLAG or BANNER!

I had a fun time creating this card! I knew just what paper I wanted to use the minute I saw the inspiration photo and after a very long week, it was great to get to play tonight! We have had a lot of rain and wind this last couple of weeks, and so I guess I am ready for some "Fun in the Sun!"

I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend (I sure am going to), and go visit the The Shabby Tea Room for more inspiration!
Hugs Heidi

My Scrap Space (Past and Present)

Hello Dear Friends-
I have over time, had many friends, and followers ask me what my scrap space looks like and how I organize my tools and materials.  I recently overhauled my space, and let me tell you- ahhhh what a joy it is to finally have the space I have always dreamed of having! It always makes me happy, when I can steal a minute or two to grab some paper, scissors, stamps and whatever else tickles my fancy at the moment.

I still have a long way to go, as it is a never ending project-LOL! Here is a snapshot of what it used to look like:
This was my computer work space, with paper and projects stacked under the work table. I also would stamp in this spot too! UGH!!!

This is where my printer sat, and the cupboard housed misc. kits and materials.

This is where I stored my ribbons, embellishments, dies, die cutting machine, some stamps and misc. (whatever could fit)

Here was my main work station. (OH MY GOSH- I don't know how I got anything done!) I had NO storage with this set-up, and so things were piled ontop of one another and under each other, as you can see it wasn't very conducive for creating, as I always felt overwhelmed!

This file drawer housed all kinds of misc. materials (it actually had no files-LOL)! And the closet, well we won't even go there :)

A much more user friendly space:

So now, (even though I have a lot I still want to do (as far as organization), it has come a long way!
We will start at the door and look across the room to the far corner (which isn't very far-the room only measures 10x12).
These tall cabinets, are where I store paper, kits, and albums. To the side of that starts my counters and drawers. Ontop of the counter is my cardstock (12x12) and cardstock (CS) scraps drawers. I house all my CS scraps in color drawers. It makes it so easy when working with a particular color to look in the drawer of that color first for a scrap before cutting into a 12x12 piece of CS. The first two drawers house all my Stampin' Up ribbons and embellishments. Stampin' Up papers are in two of the drawers separated from one another in clear 12x12 envelopes with smaller envelopes inside of these for the scraps.

Here is a snapshot of the inside of the tall cabinets (right now)- I will be going through and weeding out old papers and papers I know I won't use very soon! Like all of us-I have waaaaayyy toooooo much paper.

  Here is a full view of my counter and drawers. My 8 1/2 x 11 Cardstock sits in the small paper divider on the counter. I house all of my embellishments (pearls, bling, buttons, twine, misc. embellishments, misc. tools, etc. in these drawers. My Grand Calibur sits here and my Accu-Cut machine sits in the corner.

This is my stamping space. My Stamps sit on the counter in the DVD case. The drawers below house all of my dies, and cutting elements. I also keep card kits (that I sell in my etsy shop) in one of these drawers. I love being able to open a drawer and pull out what I need when designing my card.

 This is my workspace. I design and cut all my papers here (and sew on them too)! The small cabinets on either side hold my 6x6 paper pads, Spellbinders Nestabilities, old punches, and my white CS scraps.
This is the workspace behind my work table. This is where I stamp also. All of my Stampin' Up ink pads, punches and papers are here. My SU papers sit right beside me in a rolling cart along with catalogs and order forms. The cabinets hold finished card samples, more stamps, and misc. kits ready to sell on etsy or at my classes.

So, as you can see, I have a small space with a lot going on! I will be posting more pictures of the insides of drawers and cabinets at a later time!

Have a great weekend-Heidi

Monday, March 19, 2012

Create With Connie and Mary Challenge

Hello Dear Blogging Friends-

Create with Connie and Mary is a fun site that has been put together by two Stampin' Up demonstrator's and their design team! This week's challenge is a combo of 3 colors:

A fun color combo and one I probably wouldn't have chosen, but it was easy to do with my very favorite DSP "Everyday Enchantment."

Materials Used:
Cardstock: Peach Parfait, Pool Party, Whisper White
Paper: Everyday Enchantment
Stamps: Little Friends, Aviary
Punches: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch
Misc.: Everyday Enchantment Ribbon (Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade), Basic Pearls

Enjoy-Hugs Heidi

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Pals Paper Arts Challenge

The Pals Paper Arts Design Team is a passionate group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who each week on of the team decides upon some type of challenge.
This week, Margaret Moody chose to do a Sketch Challenge- #131. Here is the photo of the challenge

And here is my take on the challenge-
My card uses the bright bold new DSP line that is being released on April 1st (ahead of the new catalog) called "Summer Smooches." I absolutely love this paper!

Materials Used:
Cardstock: SU-Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Paper: Summer Smooches DSP
Ribbon: Daffodil Delight Seam Binding
Stamps: Bright Blossoms, A Word for You
Ink: Old Olive, Real Red, Daffodil Delight

Come play along at:

Have a great week-Hugs Heidi

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Stampin' Up Demonstrator

Hello Dear Blogging Friends~

As you can see on my sidebar to the right, I am now a Stampin' Up Independent Demonstrator! I am very excited to start this new venture! I love that not only, can I play with all the wonderful products that Stampin' Up offers, but that I also, get to share that love with you! I am hoping you will come along and play with me too! To contact me, you can go directly to  My Stampin' Up Site, email me, or call me. All of the info. is on my SU page!

I will be busy making a fun set of cards this weekend with my new kit materials-gotta run and get busy-see you soon!

Have a great sun-shiny weekend-hugs Heidi

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Shabby Tea Room Week 105

Hello Blogging Friends-

My hope is to get through this post before we lose our electricity! We are having one whopper of a storm-it is soooo windy and it's absolutely pouring (and that is probably an understatement)!

So, this week at Shabby Tea Room, the inspiration photo is full of spring colors-thus the theme "Spring Is Near!" (*although I can't tell right now- LOL)!

Here is my card for this week-I love the fun colors! We are being asked to use the colors in the photo and some dry embossing. I chose to do a wood grain dry emboss (taking the inspiration from the work bench the paint jars are sitting on).

Have a great day and stay dry!
Hugs Heidi

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Shabby Tea Room is Turning "Two"

Hello Dear Blogging Friends- If you have never visited The Shabby Tea Room , then you need to hurry on over. Debbie has created a site that is full of inspiration and a very talented design team. There are great weekly challenges that provide beautiful photos that will get your mojo going in full swing!

So, what are you waiting for- this is sure to be an exciting week, as the Shabby Girls have a lots of fun planned to mark the Tea Room's Second Birthday! There will be surprises and inspritation ready for all to share! Each day a new Special Guest Designer will share a little bit of creativity and fun for all! Of course, it wouldn't be a party without presents-there are many generous sponsors joining in on the fun this week too!

So, join in the fun too, I know I will be-and have a great week-Hugs Heidi

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Shabby Tea Room May 2012 Guest Designer

Hello Dear Blogging Friends-

I am super excited to have been asked to be a "Month Long Guest Designer" for The Shabby Tea Room
I will be creating 4 cards or projects based on inspirational photos (and they are beautiful, fun, and full of inspiration)! I can't wait to show you what I will be working on for each of the 4 weeks of May! So, stay tuned for all the fun! Thank you to Debbie and the rest of the design team for choosing me!

Have a great weekend-Hugs Heidi

Colorful Confections-Shabby Tea Room Week #104

Hello Dear Blog Friends-

This week Debbie, from Shabby Tea Room has asked us to create a card/project with the colors Aqua (or blue), pink and green, plus a tag and to use this photo as inspiration!

With a hint of spring in the air this last week, I couldn't help but think of all the sugary treats the Easter Bunny is sure to bring! So, with that in mind-here is my card....

Be sure to stop by The Shabby Tea Room and check out all of the other great talent.
Have a GREAT weekend-hugs Heidi


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