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Welcome to my blog! Here I'll be occasionally showcasing some of my work and letting you know when & where I'll be at craft fairs. I hope to see you there!

Friday, April 30, 2010

I'm now on Facebook!

Well...that's not entirely true... I have personally been on FB for awhile, but recently I decided to put together a facebook page for my crafty side - this is still a work in progress but please feel free to 'like me' there (I guess they changed it from becoming a follower to liking the page) - I appreciate all those who wish to follow me!  If you are on FB click the link below (or search for Stamping Designs by Heather) and then click the like button if you like what you see.  Thank you!  Hope to see you on FB!

Stamping Designs by Heather on FB

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dad's b-day card

Here's the card I made for my dad's birthday.  I find it difficult to make masculine cards, but luckily my dad isn't much of a card person anyways, so I could be more simple and he'd be just as happy lol.  So, this is what I came up with:

Again, my black cards don't come out that good when photographed (guess I gotta work on that! lol) but the background is embossed with the diamond plate for my Cuttlebug.  The stamps are from SU (totally tool) and JRS.  I also used the silver sticky paper I have as a mat for the tools. 

Tools used: Cuttlebug for embossing, SU Totally Tool stamp set; JustRite Stampers stamps, circle punch

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Blog Candy

Hi All,

Head on over to Tales from Pollycraft for a chance at some blog candy!  I wish I could tell you more, but it's a mystery!  There are 5 prizes up for grabs, all wortth about 10 bucks, but no one (not even the DT) knows what's inside.  Very cool!  Can't wait to see what it is!  In any event, head on over and leave a comment and get entered :-)

Plus, if that weren't enough, there's also a free digi on the blog for the taking...so what are you waiting for?! :-)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Wipes Box

My sister-in-law is pregnant and for her baby shower for every box of wipes or diapers you brought in you were entered into a raffle for a drawing of a gift basket.  I couldn't just bring in a plain old wipes box! So, I made it pretty :-)  .... wait, she's pregnant with a boy...I mean I made it cute! LOL  In any event, the baby's room is a soft green color and the items that my brother and sister-in-law chose for it have monkeys on it so that's the theme I went with on my box.  I used my Silhouette to cute out words and the template for the box top and sides.  Since I had the same wipes box at home from when my kids were little I took the top off, used a black sharpie to outline the top and then I scanned it.  From there I was able to import the scanned image into the Silhouette software and create a template for the top.  The sides were much easier and I just pretty much measured them and created a template in RoboMaster.  I have all the templates saved in case anyone wants to create their own.  It's from a Huggies box if you've got the same one.  Just let me know! 

For the monkeys I used a clipart that I had.  I colored it in PSE and copied it so that I could import into Word.  From there I made two small monkeys and one larger one.  I printed and cut them out.  I used some twine for the vines and punched out some leaves using the same paper as the letters/wording.  I used tacky tape to adhere all the background pieces and then glued the monkeys and leaves and letters down.  I let it all dry for a day and then I covered all the paper with a triple tacky sealant.  It goes on really thick but makes a nice seal over everything.  My sister-in-law was very happy with it and said it matches the room perfectly.  Yay for me! :-)  I hope you like it too!

Tools used: Silhouette, leaf punch

Friday, April 2, 2010

Another stencil card

The picture didn't come out that great, but I still wanted to post this card.  I did this card by using stencils on a black piece of cardstock.  You'd never get colors like this using ink! lol  My good friend Diane gave me her set of chalks since she wasn't using them anymore, so I had to make her a card using the chalks to thank her :-) 

For this card I used the flower stencil from Darcy's Designs, SU Stampin' pastels chalk, and PTI's Everday Classics stamp set.  In the corners I used an EK Success corner punch.  What I did was take the black card stock and I layed it on top of the white cardstock.  I lined it up to where I wanted it and softly drew pencil lines in the corners - that way I could line up the corner punch so that I'd get a perfect fit for the cardstock ;-)  For the mat behind the seniment I punched out a scallop and then trimmed it to be a mat.

Thank you Diane!  Love ya!

Tools used: SU Stampin' Pastel Chalks, flower stencil, Everyday Classics stamp (PTI), corner punch, scallop punch

Paper Roses - today only!

Do you like these roses?  I sure do!  If you want to know how to make them, the wonderful lady who created these made a tutorial and she's giving it away today only!  Check it out and then you can make your own beautiful paper roses!  (her tutorial also comes with a free gsd file too!)

p.s. The file that comes with the tutorial makes slightly different roses than the ones shown above, but you can win the whole file set with additional roses included!  Check it out here....but you only have thru today to do it!  Good luck!