Thursday, February 4, 2016

ICE Resin Creative Team 2016!



Hello everyone!  This week and over the next couple of weeks all of the ICE Resin® Creative Team Members are being introduced over on the ICE Resin Blog.  My introduction and about me post is up today over on the ICE Resin Blog.

I would love it if you would hop on over there and check it out!  I have several pieces of my jewelry and design work using ICE Resin® and a little bit about myself as well.

Be sure to check out the ICE Resin® Blog over the next couple of weeks to meet all the talented people on the 2016 Creative Team!

I'm sorry for the lack of projects over the past few weeks.  My RA has really been flaring up so it had put a damper on being able to create.  Hopefully it will pass soon and I can get back to doing what I love!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Friday, January 29, 2016

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Butterflies for You Card with Distress Ink Tutorial

Hello blogging friends!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  Using Tim Holtz Distress Inks, a stencil and a baby wipe I created a beautiful background for my card.  I have a a step-by-step tutorial to share with you so you can create the look too.


Before I share that card with you I wanted to share a before picture of the background paper. This is a piece of pattern paper from the KaiserCraft - Treasured Moments 6-1/2'' Paper Pad.  The butterflies are a black gloss--kind of like if they were embossed.  If you don't have any pattern paper like this you could certainly create your own by using black pigment ink and clear embossing powder to stamp and heat emboss the images.


Here is a look at the card I designed.  No more white paper!  For my card I chose a color palette based off of the monarch butterfly on the smaller image so I went with oranges and brown.  But you could do this same technique with any color combination you would like.



I added the three colors of  Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Spiced MarmaladeRipe Persimmon and Vintage Photo.  I used a cotton ball to apply the ink to the paper.


Here is a close up of the colorful paper.


Next I placed the Prima Elementals Bubble Stencil on top of the pattern paper and I used a baby wipe to blot the paper through the stencil and remove some of the ink.  I moved the stencil a couple of times continued to use the baby wipe to remove more ink.


Using the baby wipe to pick up some of the color and moving the stencil around will give the paper kind of a watercolor droplet look--the same look when you apply ink to paper, add water droplets and blot the paper.  This picture was taken when the paper was a little damp and I used the heat tool to dry it and then the watermark areas really popped and showed up even more on the paper.


The smaller image is also from the paper pad and I die cut a Spellbinders Labels Thirty-Four shape and layered the two pieces together adding Therm-O-Web Foam Squares in between the layers.  I also added some Petaloo Botanica Collection Faux Dried Floral Alephemere CranberrySay It In Crystals Combo Pack - A Victorian Christmas and  May Arts Black Silk Ribbon 1/4''.


Here you can see a close up of the paper once it was heat set.  The watermarks stand out even more and the colors are so vibrant.


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and you will give it a try.  It's a fun way to totally change the look of your pattern paper.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Please be sure to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of the fantastic paper crafting products and the Blog for inspiration from the Design Team.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Paper:  KaiserCraft - Treasured Moments 6-1/2'' Paper Pad, Cardstock - Orange, Black
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Vintage Photo, Black Soot
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Thirty-Four
Ribbon:  May Arts Black Silk Ribbon 1/4''
Accessories:  Prima Elementals Bubble Stencil, Say It In Crystals Combo Pack - A Victorian Christmas, Petaloo Botanica Collection Faux Dried Floral Alephemere Cranberry, Therm-O-Web Foam Squares, Scor-Tape, Baby Wipes

Friday, January 22, 2016

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Graphic 45 Mon Amour

Hello blogging friends!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  I have a CAS (Clean And Simple) card to share with you using the gorgeous papers from the Graphic 45 Mon Amour 8 x 8 Paper Pad.  


Here is the card I designed.  This is another fantastic paper collection that could be used for so many occasions--wedding, anniversary, I love you, thinking of you, birthdays and even Valentine's day.  I cut a piece of the floral paper with roses and added that to a gray card base.  Then I fussy cut a couple of the images from the paper pad and added Therm-O-Web Foam Squares for a little bit of dimension between the layers.  Next I added some Dark Slate Seam Binding and finished the card off with a few Petaloo Botanica Collection Minis Pink and Melissa Frances White Pearls.


Here is a close up of the card.  Love the images from the Graphic 45 papers!


With beautiful papers like Graphic 45 projects can come together so easily.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Please be sure to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of the fantastic paper crafting products and the Blog for inspiration from the Design Team.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Paper:  Graphic 45 Mon Amour 8 x 8 Paper Pad, Cardstock - Gray
Ribbon:  Seam Binding - Dark Slate
Accessories:  Petaloo Botanica Collection Minis Pink, Melissa Frances White Pearls, Scor-Tape, Therm-O-Web Foam Squares

Friday, January 15, 2016

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Life's Greatest Treasure Card

Hello blogging friends!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  I have a pretty quick and easy card to share with you using the Kaisercraft - Provincial 6-1/2'' Paper Pad.  I just love the Kaisercraft paper pads--the images are always so beautiful and there are several dic cut images, sentiments and borders included.


This card has a beautiful mix of soft gray and silver with just a little pop of color.  The sentiment and scalloped border are from the paper pad.  I used a light gray for the card base and layered a piece of the pattern paper on top.  I used Spellbinders Labels Thirty-Nine to create two layers of die cuts--one with the light gray cardstock and one with Bazzill - Silver Mirror Cardstock.  I also cut a thin strip of the Bazzill - Silver Mirror Cardstock and added it right about the scalloped border. I used Therm-O-Web Foam Squares in between the layers for some dimension.


Here is a close up of the sentiment.  I added one of the flowers and a leaf from the Prima Flowers - Laraine Blue Lagoon and some Melissa Frances - White Pearls.


At the top of the card I added some May Arts - 1.5" Sheer w/Glitter Dots - White/Silver  and another flower and leaf from the Prima Flowers - Laraine Blue Lagoon.  I love the sheer ribbon with the glitter dots--it comes in several colors and I it's one of my favorites.  I love that it's sheer and it has just the right amount of sparkle.


Thank you so much for stopping by!

Please be sure to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of the fantastic paper crafting products and the Blog for inspiration from the Design Team.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi



Suplies
Paper:  Kaisercraft - Provincial 6-1/2'' Paper Pad, Bazzill - Silver Mirror Cardstock, Cardstock - Gray
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Thirty-Nine
Ribbon:  May Arts - 1.5" Sheer w/Glitter Dots - White/Silver 
Accessories:  Prima Flowers - Laraine Blue Lagoon, Melissa Frances - White Pearls, Scor-Tape, Therm-O-Web Foam Squares

Friday, January 8, 2016

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Adore Valentine's Day Card

Hello blogging friends!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  Valentines day will be here before we know it.  During this week the design team will be showcasing some of the beautiful Valentine papers.  So be sure to check out all of the posts over on the Stamp Simply Blog for lots of Valentine inspiration.


Here is the card I designed using the gorgeous papers from the Authentique Adore 6 x 6 Paper Collection.  I love this paper collection--beautiful images and colors in all of the papers.  I used one of the Wilton 4 in White Doily and applied some of the Tim Holtz Distress Ink Spun Sugar around the edges.  I added that on top of the paper and then I added one of the cutouts from that paper collection.  I added layers of pink and ivory cardstock to the back of the image and also for the card base.  Then I added the May Arts 1.5" Printed Ribbon - With Love Pink.  This ribbon is so soft and pretty and I love the gold foil printed With Love.


I used flowers from a couple of different packages of Petaloo Botanica Collection.  The larger flower is from the Mums & Butterflies Pink.  The smaller flowers are from the Botanica Minis Fuchia.


To tie in for the gold on the ribbon I added some May Arts Gold Metallic String behind the flowers.  Then to finish off the card I added some Melissa Frances Cream Pearls.


Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out the blog for lots of Valentine inspiration!

Please be sure to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of the fantastic paper crafting products and the Blog for inspiration from the Design Team.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi





Supplies
Paper:  Authentique Adore 6 x 6 Paper Collection, Cardstock - Ivory, Pink
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink Spun Sugar
Ribbon:  May Arts 1.5" Printed Ribbon - With Love Pink, May Arts Gold Metallic String
Accessories:  Petaloo Botanica Collection - Mums & Butterflies Pink, Botanica Minis Fuchia, Wilton 4 in White Doily, Melissa Frances Cream Pearls, Therm-O-Web Foam Squares, Scor-Tape

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

WINNER!!! Seasons Giving Blog Hop Year 4!!!

Hello blogging friends!  
So today is the big day--are you excited to find out who the WINNER of the Seasons Giving Blog Hop Year 4 is?

Before I make the announcements I wanted to say... 
Thank You ALL so very much for visiting my blog during the 
blog hop!!  
Thank you for all of your wonderful and sweet comments!  
Thank you for all of your support and encouragement!  
Thank you to everyone who subscribes to my blog or is following me on social media!

I truly appreciate each and everyone of you!!!

I hope over the next year I can continue to bring you projects, tutorials and inspiration.  One thing I wish I would have asked during the blog hop but didn't think of this idea until a day or so into the blog hop is--What would you like to see over the next year?  Do you like paper crafting, mixed media, jewelry, home decor?  Or maybe you like ALL of it LOL! :)  Do you like tutorials--picture or videos or both?  Is there anything in particular you would like to see?  I'm just kind of wondering what you would all like to see over the next year so if something comes to mind please leave a comment below.  Thank you!!

Ok now on to the Winner!!!


Here is another look at the Giveaway.
All of these fantastic goodies from Tonic Studios!


Handmade Athena Owl Necklace.

And the Winner is...  

Angela!!


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What a generous giveaway! The necklace you made is very pretty! Happy New Year!

Huge Congrats Angela!!!

Thank you again to everyone who participated!!!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi

Boho Chic Fiber and Beaded Jewel Loom Bracelet

Hello everyone!  Today, I have a post up on the Casa de Jewels blog.  


I used the Beadalon® Jewel Loom® by Julianna C. Avelar along with some multi-colored fibers from Glitz Knitz, a metal flower slider and some pretty glass beads to create this Boho Chic fiber and beaded bracelet.


You can click HERE to hop on over to the Casa de Jewels blog to find out all of the details and see more photos.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I will be back after a little while to announce the Winner of the Seasons Giving Blog Hop Year 4!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi



Supplies:
Beadalon® Jewel Loom® by Julianna C. Avelar
Nymo Pink Beading Thread
Beading Needles
Purple Marbled Glass Beads, Amethyst Iris Glass Beads, Red Pearl Abacus Glass Beads, Metal Flower Slider, Glitz Knitz Fibers, Leaf Toggle, Jump Rings

Seasons Giving Blog Hop - Year 4!


Click HERE for the Seasons Giving Blog Hop!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Lots of Love Valentine Card - Crate Paper Hello Love

Hello blogging friends!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  I have a CAS (Clean And Simple) Valentine's Day card to share with you using some of the new papers from the Crate Paper - Hello Love collection.  I know we are just barely in to the New Year but Valentine's Day will be here before we know it. :)  One of the great things about Valentine's papers is for the most part a lot of the collections can be used all throughout the year.  Several collections have floral prints and yes hearts but hearts can be used for several things--anniversary, birthday, I love you or even all occasions cards. So don't just make a few Valentine's day cards with the paper collection--keep it out and use it during the year.


Here is the card I designed using the Crate Paper - Hello Love collection.  These papers and this card is a perfect example of what could be used throughout the year.  Even though I am calling this a Valentine's Day card it could actually be used for several different occasions.  Just a little something to keep in mind when looking at your pattern papers.


The Lot of Love sentiment is from the paper collection.  I cut it out and then layered it with some gray cardstock to match the paper.  I used Therm-O-Web Foam Squares in between the layers for a little dimension.  Then I added some rosettes from the Prima Say It In Crystals Adhesive Rosette Butterfly Collection.  For the bow I used May Arts 1/4'' Rose Silk Ribbon.  Then I added a flower from the Prima Bloom Collection Freshly Picked collection.


I used one of the floral patterns from the paper collection and then I layered it with gray cardstock and adhered it to a black card base.  CAS and quick and easy!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Please be sure to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of the fantastic paper crafting products and the Blog for inspiration from the Design Team.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Paper:  Crate Paper - Hello Love, Cardstock - Gray, Black
Ribbon:  May Arts 1/4'' Rose Silk Ribbon
Accessories:  Prima Say It In Crystals Adhesive Rosette Butterfly Collection, Prima Bloom Collection Freshly Picked, Scor-Tape, Therm-O-Web Foam Squares

Friday, January 1, 2016

It's Official -- 2016 ICE Resin® Design Team!

Hello everyone!  Happy New Year and Happy 2016!!  

It's a New Year and I have some New Beginnings to share with all of you!  It's official--I am SO honored and excited to share with you that I am part of the 
2016 ICE Resin® Design Team!!! 
We officially start our term today, January 1st!

You can click HERE to see the announcement on the ICE Resin Blog and meet all of the other fabulous designers on the 
2016 Design Team.

Here is some of my design work with ICE Resin®.






This is going to be an Amazing year and I can't wait to share more projects with you!!  

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Seasons Givings Blog Hop Year 4



Hello everyone and Happy New Year!

Welcome to the Seasons Giving Blog Hop 
Year 4!

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! 

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 I have a bunch of Tonic Studios goodies for my giveaway and I also have a handmade piece of jewelry that I designed.


These are the Tonic Studio goodies you will receive:

Assortment of Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter - 6 Bottles
Assortment of Nuvo Crystal Drops - 6 Bottles
Nuvo Glue Pen
Craft Tacky Glue with Extra Fine Precision Tip
Funky Glue Stick - Goes on Purple Dries Clear
It's Your Big Day Indulgence Chalkboard Die & Stamp Set 1099E
Tim Holtz Mini Rotary Cutter
Tim Holtz Mini Rotary Perforator


Here is the Athena Owl Necklace.  
This is a beautiful bronze filigree owl with clear flat back crystals for the eyes, tiny white resin flowers down the center and champagne pearls with crystal bead dangles.  

The giveaway will be open until January 5th at midnight (CST).  I will use Random.org to pick the winner and I will post the winner on January 6th.  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.

Although it is not required for the giveaway I would love it if you would like to subscribe to my blog (there are a few options in the sidebar), or follow me on 

Have fun on the Blog Hop!!  Remember each blog is hosting a giveaway so be sure to visit them all!!

Happy New Years!!!







Sunday, December 27, 2015

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Kaisercraft Provincial -Thinking of You Card

Hello blogging friends!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  I have a CAS (Clean And Simple) card to share with you using some of the new papers from the KaiserCraft - Provincial collection.  KaiserCraft always has such beautiful paper collection and this one is also sure to please.  I love the gorgeous images and the lovely colors.  Plus as an added bonus KaiserCraft always has a few pages in the paper pad with coordinating die cuts which are wonderful for CAS cards--it makes creating so quick and easy!


Here is the card I designed.  Check out that gorgeous paper!  Love the floral images and the mix of soft and deep colors.  This paper also has a bit of texture--the images of the hydrangeas has a gloss finish and the paper I used for the label shape is embossed.  I layered the pattern paper to a piece of pink cardstock and then layered that on to a charcoal gray card base.  The base of the card is an A2 top folding card.


Here is a close up of the die cut from the paper pad and the die cut label shape.  The die cut from the paper pad is a perfect match to the sheet of paper.  I used Spelbinders - Labels Thirty-Nine to create the die cut label shape.  Then I added Therm-O-Web Foam Squares in between the layered to add some dimension.  I also added a bow using Baby Pink and Dark Slate  Seam Binding.  Both of those colors are a perfect match with the paper.  To finish off the card I added a couple of Petaloo Botanical Collection Pink Minis flowers.


Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you all had a wonderful and very blessed Christmas!!

Please be sure to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of the fantastic paper crafting products and the Blog for inspiration from the Design Team.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Paper:  KaiserCraft - Provincial, Cardstock - Charcoal Gray, Pink
Dies:  Spelbinders - Labels Thirty-Nine
Ribbon:  Seam Binding - Baby Pink, Dark Slate
Accessories:  Petaloo Botanical Collection Pink Minis, Scor-Tape, Therm-O-Web Foam Squares

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