Friday, January 20, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Graphic 45 Mon Amour Card

Hello everyone!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.


I used some of the beautiful papers from the Graphic 45 Mon Amour 8 x 8 Paper Pad.  Mon Amour means 'My Love' in french so this card could be used for a Valentine or Anniversary.  For the background I used a piece of the dark gray paper with the script and then I layered a floral paper on the bottom half.  I layered the pattern paper on to some deep red cardstock that was a prefect match to some of the flowers. Next, I added some Black Seam Binding across the paper to cover up where the layeres meet.  Then I added the paper layers to a black A2 top folding card base.


Before I added the image of the man and woman to the front of the card I went over all of the flowers on the pattern paper and the main image with a Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen.  Then I went over all of the flowers again with some Ranger Glossy Accents.


Here is a close up of the main image that I layered on top of some deep red cardstock.  I used Therm-O-Web Foam Squares in between the paper layers.  


To finish off the card I added a black seam binding bow on the side.  Then I also added some  Prima Interlude Black/Gray Flowers and My Mind's Eye Necessities Black & Gray Enamel Dots.


This card came together pretty quick and with all of the cut apart images in the paper pad you would be able to create several cards.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed the card share.  Don't forget to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of you paper crafting supplies.  Also visit the Stamp Simply Blog to see more 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 - Deep Red, Black
Ribbon:  Black Seam Binding
Accessories:  Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen, Ranger Glossy Accents, Prima Interlude Black/Gray Flowers, My Mind's Eye Necessities Black & Gray Enamel Dots, Therm-O-Web Foam Squares, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Hello Gorgeous I Love You Valentine Card

Hello everyone!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and I have a CAS (Clean And Simple) Valentine card to share with you.


Here is the card I designed.  I used some of the pretty papers from the My Mind's Eye - Hello Gorgeous paper collection.  Whenever I am using pattern paper I usually pick two or three different patterns--a bold print, a smaller print, and another print that is close to a solid color or a has a very subtle print.


I used white cardstock and Floral Affair die from Spellbinders to die cut the floral heart.  Then, I applied Delicata Golden Glitz ink to the die cut using a sponge.  Next, I added Ranger Super Fine Clear Embossing Powder and used a heat tool to melt the embossing powders.  I repeated adding the ink and embossing powders two more times.  Doing this adds more dimension to the die cut.


Here is a close up.  The added layers from from the embossing powder give the die cut a faux metal look or a chipboard look depending on the color of embossing powder that is used.  To embellish the wreath I added some Melissa Frances White Pearls to the center of several flowers.  I also added small bits of Foam Squares to the back of the wreath for some extra dimension.


For the sentiment I used stamps from the Altenew - Painted Rose clear stamp set.  I used the same  Delicata Golden Glitz and stamped the sentiment on to a piece of  Vellum but I used a different embossing powder.  For the sentiment I used Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  You can see the difference in how the gold looks using different embossing powders.  The clear embossing powder show the true color of the Delicata ink which is more of a golden yellow.  I thought that would bring out the yellow in the flowers on the pattern paper.  Also when you are heat embossing on vellum make sure that your heat tool is good and hot before bringing it to the vellum.  Doing this will help to keep the vellum from warping a lot.  I wrapped the vellum around the bottom half of the paper and taped it in the back.  I also added a few more Melissa Frances White Pearls by the sentiment.


Thank you so much for joining me today and I hope you like the Valentine card I shared.  Please be sure to visit The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of your paper crafting goodies.  Also check out the Stamp Simply Blog to see more inspiration from the design team.

I hope you have a wonderful day and a fantastic weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Stamps:  Altenew - Painted Rose (sentiment)
Paper:  My Mind's Eye - Hello Gorgeous, Vellum, Cardstock - White
Ink:  Delicata Golden Glitz
Dies:  Spellbinders Floral Affair
Accessories:  Ranger Super Fine Clear Embossing Powder, Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Melissa Frances White Pearls,Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Runner, Therm-O-Web Foam Squares

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

ButterBeeScraps - Gold and Bronze Leaf Necklace

Hello everyone!  I hope you are all staying warm with this crazy winter weather that has been going on for the last week or so.  Just the other day I heard on the radio that the state of Florida was the only state that didn't have snow!  

Today, I am excited to bring you another guest designer post for ButterBeeScraps.  I love being able to use all of the beautiful metal filigree pieces to create jewelry.


Here is a look at the necklace I designed.  I mixed the metals for this necklace using gold and bronze.  I used the Gold Leaf Metal Filigree Embellishment 672-G for the larger leaf and Bronze Leaf Metal Filigree Embellishments 670-B for the smaller bronze leaves.  The leaves are very pretty and I love the simplicity of them.


I used gold chain and jump rings to dangle the smaller bronze leaves and a wire wrapped beaded dangle.


To create the wire wrapped beaded dangle I used a Bronze Ball End Head PinsClear Rhinestone and Gold Rondelle Spacer Beads 8mm BD008-G/CLGold Filigree Bead Caps CAP857-G, a large Jesse James Bead, and a Topaz AB Bead.  The gold bead caps are so pretty.


I also added a couple of wire wrapped beaded spacers to the necklace.  I used all of the same supplies that were used to create the wire wrapped beaded dangle except for the bronze wire.


To finish off the necklace I added a couple more of the small bronze leaves.


The necklace is actually longer than what is shown in the pictures.  I pinned the necklace up on the necklace form to be able to get better photos of it.  The necklace is about 30". This would be a great jewelry piece to create for beginners.

I hope you enjoyed this jewelry share.  Please be sure to visit ButterBeeScraps blog for more inspiration from the design team.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Stay warm and happy creating!! 

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi



ButterBeeScraps Supplies
Gold Leaf Metal Filigree Embellishment 672-G (Lg Leaf)
Bronze Leaf Metal Filigree Embellishments 670-B (Sm Leaf)
Clear Rhinestone and Gold Rondelle Spacer Beads 8mm BD008-G/CL
Gold Filigree Bead Caps CAP857-G
Bronze Cable Chain CH779-B
Bronze Ball End Head Pins

Other Supplies
Gold Chain
Gold Jump Rings
Gold Lobster Clasp
Artistic Wire - Bronze 20 Ga.
Jesse James Beads
Topaz AB Beads

Tools
Beadalon Flush Cutter
Beadalon Round Nose Pliers
Beadalon Bent Chain Nose Pliers

Monday, January 9, 2017

Seasons Giving Blog Hop Year 5 Winner!!!

Hello everyone!
Just a quick post today to announce the Winner of the 
Seasons Giving Blog Hop.


I want to thank you all so very much for your wonderful and sweet comments!!!  You sure do know how to warm my heart!!  Thank you for your continued support, encouragement, and inspiration through the years.  If you are new to my blog I hope you will visit often and can find some inspiration here.  I love sharing my projects, tips, tricks, tutorials, and inspiration.

Ok on to the Winner!


Huge Congrats to Denise Bryant!!!


Thanks for the recap of your beautiful projects, and the chance to win a fabulous prize!


Happy New Year!

Denise here is your prize!





Thanks again to everyone who participated in the 
Seasons Giving Blog Hop!!

Here's to 2017 being the best creative year ever!!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi

Friday, January 6, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - CAS Birthday Wishes Card

Hello everyone!  Today is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and I have a CAS (Clean And Simple) birthday card to share with you.


Check out this gorgeous pattern paper!  It is so pretty and reminds me of watercolor.  The paper is from the Harvest Meadow Paper Pack from Wild Rose Studio.  But don't let the name fool you.  This paper pack is filled with beautiful prints that could be used all year round.  I layered a couple pieces of paper from the pack and used Therm-O-Web Foam Squares in between the layers for some dimension.  Then, I added the layers to an A2 top folding white card base.


Here is another close up of those beautiful flowers.


The sentiment is from the SS-Sent003 Birthday Blessing stamp set from Stamp Simply Clear Stamps.  I stamped the sentiment on to white cardstock using Tuxedo black ink.  Then I used the  Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Five to die cut the label shape.  I used a few more foam square and added the label to the card front.



I hope you enjoyed today's CAS card share.  Please be sure to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of your paper crafting needs.  Also check out the Stamp Simply Blog for more inspiration from the design team.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Stay warm and I hope you have a fantastic Friday!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi



Supplies
Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - SS-Sent003 Birthday Blessing
Paper:  Wild Rose Studio - Harvest Meadow Paper Pack, Cardstock - White
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Five
Accessories:  Melissa Frances White Pearls, Petaloo Botanica Collection Coral Minis Flowers, Therm-O-Web Foam Squares, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Tonic Studios - How Many Crystal Drops are in One Bottle?

Have you tried the NUVO Crystal Drops from Tonic Studios?

Have you ever wondered how many drops are in a bottle?  I think you might really be surprised!

Owain from Tonic Studios in the UK solves the mystery.  It's kind of like how many licks does it take to get to the center of a tooties pop but this is how many drops before the bottle is empty lol.



Are you surprised?  I'd say that's a whole lot of bang for the buck!! 
Gotta Love that!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I will be back tomorrow to share a CAS Birthday card with you.

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Monday, January 2, 2017

Tonic Studios - Sneak Peek - Let It Snow 7 x 14 Mixed Media Canvas


Hello everyone!  Here is a little sneak peek of a Let It Snow 7 x 14 mixed media canvas that I designed for Tonic Studios.  I used dies, embellishment mousse, stencils, glimmer paste New script brush pens, crystal drops and glitter to create this fun and whimsical winter canvas,

I hope you will hop on over to the Tonic Studios USA Blog and check out the tutorial.  I have a full step-by-step tutorial with instructions and photos.  You can click HERE to see the blog post.  I hope you enjoy the project and I would love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

I hope the New Year is off to a great start for all of you!!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Seasons Givings Blog Hop Year 5 - Happy New Year!!!


Hello everyone and Happy New Year!  Happy 2017!!!
I hope this is the best year ever!!

Welcome to the Seasons Givings Blog Hop Year 5!

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.



530E Layering Butterflies Set 1 - Papillon Pair
623E Indulgence Keepsake Tent Gift Bag Die Set
1245E Miniature Moments Congrats!


420E Craft Tacky Funky Glue 60ml
421E Funky Glue Pen
425E Funky Glue Stick 21G
424E Funky Glue Stick 8G


670N Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss - Caribbean Ocean
666N Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss - Carnation Pink
803N Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - Pure Platinum
950N Nuvo Glimmer Paste - Golden Crystal

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.

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 



If this is your first time visiting my blog I wanted to share a few of my favorite projects from 2016.












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

Happy New Year!!!



New Year's Eve Ensemble - Tonic Studios


Hello everyone!  Here is a little sneak peek of some last minute projects you could make for a New Years celebration.  You can click HERE to hop on over to the Tonic Studios USA Blog and check it out.  I have full step-by-step tutorials over on the Tonic Blog showing you how to create all of the projects.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I hope you have a very Happy and Safe New Year's Eve!!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi

Friday, December 30, 2016

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Graphic 45 Mon Amour - Love More Valentine Card

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and you were able to spend time with your loved ones.  Today. is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and I have a CAS (Clean And Simple) Valentine's Day card to share with you.  I know we aren't even into the New Year yet but in the crafting world it's on to the next holiday lol.


Here is the card I designed using the  Graphic 45 Mon Amour Collection 8 x 8 Paper Pad.  All of the paper except for the black cardstock is from the paper collection.  I fussy cut a couple of the beautiful images and a sentiment and then layered them with black cardstock.  The card base is a black top folding 5.5 x 5.5 and I added a couple layers of the pattern paper from the collection.


Here is a close up of the images.  I added some Prima Flowers Interlude Black/Gray and KaiserCraft Fairy Floss Mini Paper Blooms for embellishments.  The Prima flowers are so pretty and they come with a light dusting of glitter on them.  I also added a few Melissa Frances White Pearls around the images and the sentiment.


Like I have mentioned many times in other posts Graphic 45 paper has such beautiful images and you can create a lot of CAS cards just by letting the paper do the work for you.  If you don't have the Graphic 45 Mon Amour Collection 8 x 8 Paper Pad I encourage you to check it out.  The paper pad has so many beautiful images and you would be able to use the papers to create Valentine, Anniversary, Birthday, and Thinking of You cards.

Be sure to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of your paper crafting needs.  Also check out the Stamp Simply Blog for more inspiration from the design team.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
I hope you have a very Happy and Safe New Year's Eve!!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Paper:  Graphic 45 Mon Amour Collection 8 x 8 Paper Pad, Cardstock - Black
Accessories:  Prima Flowers Interlude Black/Gray, KaiserCraft Fairy Floss Mini Paper Blooms, Melissa Frances White Pearls, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner, Therm-O-Web Foam Squares

Friday, December 23, 2016

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Birds & Berries Peace Christmas Card

Hello everyone and happy Friday!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  I have a CAS (Clean And Simple) Christmas card to share with you.  I know Christmas is just a couple days away but if you are needing any all occasion winter cards this one is perfect.  Quick, easy, and can be used for all occasions and done with so many kinds of pattern papers.


For my card I used some of the beautiful papers from the Wild Rose Studio - Birds & Berries collection.


I love this paper and the floral pattern is so pretty.  But when I laid the peace die cut on top of the paper it just kind of got lost due to the busy pattern.  So I used a cotton ball to dab some white pigment ink into the center of the paper.  Doing this toned the pattern down and gives the paper a softer look.  Now the die cut won't get lost in the image anymore.  Pigment ink is a little stickier that dye based ink so you might want to use a heat tool to dry the ink.


Here is a close up of the sentiment and die cut.  Unfortunately when I designed the card I didn't realize the Peace die was sold out in the store and has been retired.  However, Sharon has a wonderful selection of dies that could be used in place of this die.  You could also use this same technique of adding the white pigment ink to any off your pattern papers and create cards for all occasions.  To create the die cut I used Bazzill Silver Mirror Paper.  I die cut the word peace a second time with some of the other paper from the collection.  Then I added some Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Ink along the bottom of the word to create and ombre look.  Next, I added one of the flowers from the Prima Flowers - Miss Godivas Caramel collection.  I also added some Marion Smith - Pearl White Stamens and Melissa Frances White Pearls.


I added another piece of pattern paper for a layer behind the floral print.  Then I added the card front to an A2 top folding white card base.

I hope you enjoyed today's card share.  Please be sure to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for lots of paper crafting goodies.  Also check out the Stamp Simply Blog for more inspiration from the design team.

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Paper:  Wild Rose Studio - Birds & Berries, Bazzill Silver Mirror Paper, Cardstock - White
Ink:  Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Ink, White Pigment Ink
Dies:  Spellbinders Peace Die (retired)
Accessories:  Prima Flowers - Miss Godivas Caramel, Marion Smith - Pearl White Stamens, Melissa Frances White Pearls, Ranger Glossy Accents, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner

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