Saturday, October 31, 2009

Etsy Inspired Challenge DT Sample - Some Inktegrity Projects too!!!

Inspiration Challenge Pieces for Vivicka's Etsy Shop!!!

Happy Mail and Slusser images from Inktegrity

Happy Saturday Everyone!!!

It's time for  Etsy Inspired Challenge DT Projects!!!  This week's EtsyInspired shop is Vivikas.  She has some really cute Owlies as she calls them and lots of other cute creatures too!!!  Now when you are done here do not forget to check out the Etsy Inspired Blog and my Team Mates creations as well!!!

The Etsy Inspired Team:

Ashley (Etsy Inspired Challenge Creator)
De Swanick... Emily Niehaus... Heather Schlatter... Jackie Bowman... Joy Stagg... Kerry Angeles... Kristen Dyer... Lee Murphy... Mandy Chesire (Oct Guest)... Shannon Bracken... Tiffany Johnson...

Prizes for this week!!!!
Now you will want to play along this week because there are 3 Prizes up for crabs!!!  The two from Vivicka's Store will go to one Player in the challenge this week, and the other prize is sponsored by Unity and it is the stamp set you see below so all prizes for this week are just below this paragraph!!!

Red Owl Store Prize

Blue Owl Store Prize comes with the red owl above!!!

Stamp set above will be given away to one of the Winners for this weeks Etsy Challenge want to win??? Then head on over to the Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog to see how to win one of these great project this week!!!!

Moving on here are the cool pieces I picked for my Inspiration this week from

My Personal Inspiration Pieces for my Projects

Now when I saw this picture I totally did not see it right I do not know if you can see what I saw but I saw a bird the beak is the blue piece on the edge at the top above the white circle, and the brown thing above what I saw as a beak was feathers sticking out of its head, and The Yellow part was a wing starting by the beak and going to it's tail feathers the piece at the end (bottom of photo) that sticks out, and the orange part looked like a flower to me too!!!!  Can you see what I saw???

This bow so reminded me of the bow on top of Happy Mails head so with the bird above and this bow I had to use Happy Mail for one of the inspiration pieces!!!

Here is Sweet Happy Mail. When I started her coloring and such I had gone out to the Color Throw down Challenge last week and planned to play in the challenge, but I am to late now!!! Bummer!!! So anyway the colors for the challenge last week were Purely Pomegranate and Taken with Teal, and Certainly Celery so this is what I came up with.
I used my very very very favorite SU DSP pack that I would just kill to get more of I only ever ordered one pack of it and I love it and want more really bad, but it is retired now!!! :-(!!!!
So Bali Breeze DSP from SU! The colors are not showing perfect to real life but the card back is Purely Pomegranate, the next layer is Old Olive from that DSP pack, the next layer is Taken with Teal DSP from the same pack, then back to the Old Olive and back one more layer with Purely Pomegranate DSP from the same Bali Breeze pack again.

Happy Mail is colored with my copics in these shades. BG00, BG11, BG32, BG34, RV81, RV83, RV85, and RV89, G20, G21, G24, E31, E35, and C2

I added some Maroon/Plum Dew Drops in two of the corners and then some antique metal brads in two of the corners the layers are popped up using my excess foam and rubber from my stamps and I added some Prima Flowers too!!!  In this side view you can see all of the deminsion the card has.

Here is Slusser I loved how this card turned out I have wanted this small bubbles CB folder for ages and ages because I have seen so so so many people use it in the best ways!!!!!

The papers are SU! Card Stock in Soft Sky, Bashful Blue, and Certainly Celery. The DSP is out of Washington Apple DSP packs all three patterns are. I used my Nesties Lable 9 for the die cut. I used the biggest die for the old olive layer and then traced around the outside and cut that out to make my biggest layer in the Bashful Blue, I do this a lot to get an in between size I either trace the outside or the inside for more layers between the Nestie sizes!!! I also used my Ribbon Tag Nesties set for the ribbon holder that I stamped the Sentiment on. The ribbon is actually Sage Shadow which you would not think would go with these colors but it did and it was upstairs already and I did not want to go find different ribbon I was shocked that it worked because it is a totally different color shade then all the others!!! LOL!!!

Here is Slusser. I colored him in C1, C2, C3, C5, C7, B100, E50, and RV21, (Pail) B00, B02, B24, and B21, G20, G21, and G24.

I made his cheeks by coloring them in after blending the C5, C7, and B100 on his feet then I just took the darker color that was on the tip of the copic after blending such dark colors and made his rosy cheeks only they are rosy black instead of rosy pink!!! LOL!!!

Here is the dimension shot.

I added Bright and Pretty shiny Copper Brads to accent most of the corners and I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch the holes for the brads (to bad that they are not showing up in all their gorgeous glory in the photos!!! I distressed the raised embossing bubbles with Pacific Point SU! ink.

Well I hope you enjoyed the DT samples today, and do not forget to come back tomorrow for our First Ever Inktegrity Blog Hop with the new releases and you are TOTALLY going to love this new set we are releasing you can do so many different things and it fits all kinds of occasions, religions, activities and so much more it is a must have set!!!!

Have a Very Very Very Stampendous Halloween all!!!!  We have to take Piper and Grace (next door neighbor girl and Piper's best friend since she was 3 years old) to a Halloween party from 1pm to 3pm then we are picking them up and heading over to the church where Willow goes to Pre-Kindergarten, and do the Trunk or Treat there from 3:30pm to 4:30pm, then we will head home bunddle up and head out Trick or Treating, and then we will take Piper and Willow to another Halloween Party they have been invited to (At Grace's House) from 7:30 to 9:00pm

So Busy Busy Day today!!!!  Happy Halloween!!!!


Friday, October 30, 2009

Feature Friday with The Character Cafe Team DT Sample - Running 80 miles and hour in 90 directions 21 hours a day this week!!! Boy am I bushed!!!! That is what my Face Book Status Says anyway with a few more details in the title!! LOL!!!! Farewell to Donna and Sarabeth I'm gonna miss you guys!!!!!!

Make a NON Halloween Card using

Halloween Papers and Colors

Happy Friday Everyone!!!!

Did you miss me???  I know I missed stamping and blogging and I am so so so so so so so so super excited for it to be Friday!!!!  My Week has been non stop go go go go go go go go and go go go go go go some more I truly think this may of been one of my busiest weeks ever in my 7 years of being a Mom!!!!  I am so bushed and I would love to tell you everything that went on this week but I just do not have the energy to type it all out again!!!!  LOL!!!  Lets just say it was quite the week, very busy, stressful at times and I am so glad Friday is here and I do not have 1 single place to go today!!!!  YYYYYYeeeeeeAAAAAA!!!!!!!  I had to get my 2 year old in and out of the car 26 times yesterday and today was not a whole lot better I felt like a chicken with my head cut off LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So it is Friday and I have for you my Feature Friday Card for The Character Cafe!!!  This week it was my turn to be the part of the girls that are to do a pre-assigned challenge that is hosted by one of the DT girls as the lead girl.  Piali is our lead girl this week and she gave us the challenge to create a NON Halloween Card that uses Halloween Papers, and or Colors on it. 

So I went straight to my newest Paper Pack Eriee by Basic Gray and I found this paper with Pumpkins on it and then my mind went to Pumpkins turned into Crystal Coaches by Fairy God Mothers (Cinderella) and that took my mind to Princesses and that made me think of The Character Cafe image Princess Ali.  So anyway I came up with a Birthday card for a little girl who's birthday is the day before Halloween and she loves Princesses so her is my NON Halloween Birthday Card using Halloween Colors or Papers on my card.

First though please make sure to visit all my UBER talented team mates once you are done here seeing my creation for the week!!!

Owners Kendra and Kelly (Store and Website)
Sr. DT

Angela...Annamarie "Lola"...Deanne...Diane...Donna...Piali...Rachel...Sarabeth...Sheri ..."Fink"


This is the last week I get to list Donna and Sarabeth they have left the team for various reasons and I am sure they probably did not do cards this week but I wanted to get to list them one more time anyway!!!  Sarabeth, is super creative, and is the sweetest DT sister and I was really hoping to get to know her better so I am sad to see her go and Danna is also a very sweet DT sister and so mega talented she will be missed very much!!!!

Now Below is my card for the Week.  I used Princess Ali which is one of my favorite TCC images I think she released my first DT release with TCC back in June!!!

I used SU! Card Stocks in Lavender Lace, Orchid Opulence, Lovely Lilac, Basic Black, and Pumpkin Pie.  The DSP is Basic Gray Eriee pack.  I used my Labels #1 Nesties and my big shot to make the popped up shape layers and the pearls are from my SU! Pretties Kit.  I used the CB folders Flueir De Lee, and D'Vine Swirls and the ribbon is my favorite type sheer shimmery organza ribbon!!!!  LOooooove it!!!!!

I colored Ali Up using V000, V04, V12, V17, R00, E00, E95, RV10, G03, RV35, and C2 Copics to color up Ali and her Princess Ball Gown.  This view also shows you the Shimmerz View on her mid underskirt and her top.  She really shimmerz and sparkles and is so pretty!!!!

O.K. I am off to bed and yes I am sleeping in tomorrow until at least 8:15am I am so tired and worn down I think I can feel myself getting sick which is not good cause with no family in town and no sitters available to us I can not afford to get sick!!!!  So say a prayer for me I have to stay healthy!!!  Well I talked about the Headache Flu/Nausia Flu going around and I have had that off and on, but I can still keep going with that even though you wish you could just go to bed but I just can not get any real sickness right now!!!!  LOL!!!!

Upcoming Events:

Big NEWS!!!!!

Sunday November 1st we are having our FIRST EVER Inktegrity Blog Hop for the New release images so make sure to come by to see what Joni created this time it is totally AMAZING!!!!

So now I will leave you with one last view of my sweet must have Princess Ali image from The Character Cafe!!!  I have the link to the store above under the DT links it is the one that says Kendra and Kelley (the owners) that will take you right to the store!!!!!  Pick her up and while your at it pick up the tree house girl, and Syd the Golfer and Fairy Belle those are some of my other favorite Character Cafe images!!!!

Have a Very Stampendous Friday and I will be back later today with some lovely Inktegrity posts and some Special Eye Candy too!!!!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Flutter By Wednesdays and Whimsical Wednsdays "The Diedrich Dare" - A Major Case of the Guilts!!!! To much to do and not enough time this week!!!

Hi Everyone!!!!,

Do you ever have those days where you feel quilty about everything????  I am having one of those weeks I have so much to do and just not enough time to do it in, and I might find more time if I was not under the wheather, but I have been off and on so that does not help matters any!!!!!  I remember a couple of years ago when this Headache/Nausea Sickness was going around it seemed like people whould have it for a day or two then it would go away then it would come back then go away that seems to be what is going on again this year according to my friends who have had it!!! 

So I feel great for a couple days then I have a day where I have a migraine headache and then I feel fine again for a few days that is really not convienient when you are trying to get a lot accomplished!!!  Oh well I am not complaining for sympathy or anything just stating some frustrations on my part!!!!  (No I am not pregnant and I know that is NOT a poss. without a doubt!!!!!!!)  I am not pregnant, but hey it would explain these symptoms right LOL!!!!!!!

I just feel bad because there are so so so many things going on this week with all the kids and I can not phyicically get it all done!!!  So then the guilt sets in because no matter what I do I am shucking some responsibility or three!!!

So anyway I started my Flutter By and Whimsical Projects last week when Tucker was gone thinking I would have plenty of time to finish them up over the weekend or during the begginning of the week but that time has just not come so I have nothing for you today I already let Danni and Jess know about it and I am sorry!!!!

However my plan is to try to finish them off tonight after the kids are in bed and post them tomorrow on my blog along with the fun challenge info!!!

So please head on out and visit all of the lovely Flutter By Girls and the Dare Devils and see what lovely creations they have for you!!!  Dare Devils I will post that Questionair when I put my project up tomorrow too!!!

Have a Wonderful Wednesday and I hope your Wednesday and Thursday are both way less hectic and crazy then mine are going to be!!!

Flutter By Wednesday Featured Stamper Team:
Ann...Cassie...Chris...Christine...Harriet...Heather (me)...Jodi...Kristie...Lelia...Michelle...Nancy...Nicola...Stef

Cassie Larson... Darla WilsonDebbie Lee (not participating this week) ... Heather Schlatter... Jacquie Peifer... Jessica Diedrich... Kim Ross... Lisa Hjulberg... Lisa Slusser... Rebecca Ednie... Sandra McLean...Randi Whall

Well I am off to do more things that need done talk to you again soon!!!  Be Back soon!!!!


O.K. O.K. O.K. I finally gave in and joined Face Book!!! No New projects today but I have 3 projects for tomorrow, Here are a few Eye Candy Blasts from the Pasts!!!! Enjoy!!!

 Note: Sorry if there are a ton of Mis-spellings I hate that there is no spell check on this new Blogger Browser I normally check it in my e-mail program but I am not in the normal program today due to computer issues so I can not do that today!!!!  LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good Morning Everyone,

I know I have not posted since Saturday which is not really that normal for me, but we got Tucker back from Grandma's where he was gone for an entire week!!!  I  REALLY missed my little guy so I have been spending lots of time with him and had to go to Willow's Field Trip to the Pumpkin Patch yesterday.....  Let me tell ya that was an experiance in itself!!!!  LOL!!!!!

So I finally gave in and joined FACE BOOK yesterday not sure how much time I am going to devote to it, but I'm gonna give it a try since I am one of the last people on the planet to join in!!!  LOL  So anyway if you want to see the 150 plus pictures I added from the last 7 years plus I am registered as Heather Walker-Schlatter

I think Tucker and I have a small touch of a stomach bug - not so much fun and the headaches that come along with it are the worst part but we are plugging on as usual!!!

Here are a few Blasts From the Past Eye Candy Pieces just for you because I have not had any stampin time in 3 or 4 days but tomorrow I have Inktegrity Cards, Flutter By Wednesday Cards, and Whimsical Wednesday The Diedrich Dare Cards to share so lots of Eye Candy then!!!

I made this card back in January for my very first week on the Flutter By Wednesday Design Team

This card is one of the Cards I made for Hubby on Valentines Day 09

This card I made for Piper's very first Card Sketch she did as a Temporary Twinkie on the Madelynn's Twinkling Tuesday Sketch Challenge Team.  I love my Piper girl and she loves being creative!!!!

This card was one of my submission pieces for The First Club Anya Design Team Call.  Still one of my favorites to this day.  I hand wrote the Sentiment, Hand Drew the Sea Shell, and the Treasure Chest and Painted up the sea shell in 3 different Shimmerz colors to make it look like a real irredescent Sea Shell.

Have a Stampendous Tuesday Everyone!!!!


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Etsy Inspired Challenge DT Sample and Challenge entry for Your Next Stamp Company! (Prize Sponser this week!!!)

Pumpkins and Kitty's and

 Houses Oh My!!!

Happy Saturday Everyone!!!!,

I guess my Computer/Internet issues seem to be resolved at the moment a Big Thanks to my sweet friend Jess Diedrich from The Whimsical Butterfly Blog for helping me out with posting what she could for me and notifying people yesterday!!!!!

Now today is of course The Etsy Inspired Challenge Day and guess what this week we have both a really cute Shop called The Little Red Door, but we also have a Prize Sponsor Your Next Stamp Company and they are hosting their 2nd Challenge right now to make a shape card, and it happens to be the Owner Karen's Birthday tomorrow so Happy Birthday!!!!

For all the full details and what the prizes for playing in the challenge this week, and details on how to play and when your entry is due, you will want to head on over to the New Etsy Inspired Blog!!!

The Etsy Inspired Challenge Design Team:

So Here are some of the Inspiration pieces from this weeks shop The Little Red Door's Etsy Shop

Here is the Particular Piece I took my inspiration from for this weeks project.  I bet a lot of the team picked this piece for the project too!!!  I could be wrong but I bet they did!!!!

So Here is my Card.  I made this card because the Challenge over at our Sponsor for this week (Your Next Stamp) has a challenge to make a shape Card so I thought I would make a pumpkin card and Your Next Stamp was kind enough to send us DT members a few really cute Digi Images so I incoorporated them into my project as well.  The cute friendly witch and the kitty are both Digi images for your next stamp.

 Here is a side view so you can see the card actually is closed at the bottom and opens at the top backwards instead of forwards.  The Sentiment is from one of my new SU! Hostess Sets and the Pumpkin shape I hand drew then cut out to get the pumpkin.

I colored the images up with my copics in C2, C3, RV21, and C5 for the Kitty's  The Witch is colored up with R00, E00, E93, RV21, YG00, YG03, YG09, V00, V12, V04, V17, YR02, YR04, YR09, YR18, G95, E31, and E35.

Well I guess that is about all for me this week I am going to head to bed.  Hubby is taking off for Manhattan Kansas home of Kansas State Univer. tomorrow to go to an Alumni Board Meeting for the House he lived in during college and then meet up with some friends and then on Sunday after church we will be driving to meet Marvin's parents to pick up Tucker he has been gone a week at the Farm with Grandma and Poppy Schlatter, and although my week was very quiet and I felt like I had a huge break because the four mornings that Willow was at school I actually had some time with No Kids and I can not remember the last time I had that probably in July when I went to St. Louis to meet up with my friend there!!!!  Those hours were heavenly, but I really really miss my little boy and his sweet disposition.  He has talked to us a lot on the phone each day and he is having a blast so that is a good thing I guess!!!!  Every day he tells us about the Cows.  He loves being at the Farm and seeing the cows and this time he got to see some Baby Cows out in the pasture imagine a little two year olds excited voice over the phone telling you all about the baby Cows!!!  It is so cute!!!!

Have a Stampendous Saturday Everyone!!!!


Friday, October 23, 2009

Feature Friday with The Character Cafe - Lost Internet around Noon Yesterday

{{ETA: Heather is having MAJOR internet issues so it's her friend Jess filling in to help out w this post-so it's only about 1/2 done-Sorry!!!..she'll be back ASAP!!!}}}
 It's Character Cafe Time

in the 

 Well I was not able to post earlier today or last night because my Internet has been really sketchy out for a few hours and back for 20 minutes then out again.  I think they have fixed it now though so I am going to try once again to get this post up before my Internet goes bye bye!!!  LOL!!!!

I am so excited to share my Feature Friday Post with you this week.  It was my turn to head out to blog land and pick a challenge to play in and I choose a rather new challenge called
Just Us Girls Challenge or they call it JUGS too!!!!  These girls are the girls who used to be on Lauren Meaders Design Team but now that they are not doing the My Time Challenges anymore the girls wated to still do something together so they started the Challenge!!!  It is only the 3rd week and they already have over 100 players how cool is that???

I also wanted to support the challenge because two of my blog buddies I have met out there Kristin Bueter and Alicia Wieman are both on the challenge Team and I think Krisitn was the first one to really get it going plus she was my very first blogging buddy in the first days and months of my blog we had started our blogs at about the same time too!!!

Anyway here are my Character Cafe Feature Friday Cards for the week.  My Team Mates all have wonderful creations as well please check them out!!!!  I can not list their links because I could not log onto the internet in the program that I normally do so I do not have my saved lists with me but they are all listed in the Character Cafe links off to the side in my left side bar!!!!

Use the Colors Red, Aqua, and Cream in your cards.  I had to substitute the Cream for White and my pictures were very disappointing to me they just did not come out at all like they look in real life and I used my OTT light in natural light but that Auqa color with the red did not photograph very well at all!!!!!

I loved the colors so much I made two cards for this week.   The first one is Using The Character Cafe Snowman image this image set comes with 4 Snowmen 3 of them have a different sentiment and 1 is just the snowman is he not the cutest???

 I colored him up with Copics in these colors:
B21, R20, R29, R35, BG11, BG32

I put liquid Applique on his Winter Hat for trim and the Ball on the end of the hat then made it all puffy with my Embossing Gun.  I cut the snowman out using my Labels 1 Nesties and I added my very favorite favorite Silver Wired Ribbon from Hobby Lobby.


Now onto Daisy Her pictures are aweful too I was totally bummed but with all the internet issues I finally just said I have edited this enough I hope it works!!!  I just love Hippy Daisy she also comes in a Set of 4 3 of which have different sentiments and then 1 without sentiments.

 I cut Daisy out with my 5 Petal Flower Shapeabilities in the biggest flower then traced along the outside to get the red outline of the nestie around it.  I used some Satin Hippy feeling Heart and Flower decorated ribbon.  I also added some Red Gem Stone Shapes in the flowers and the hearts they really make the card sparkle!!!!

I colored Daisy up with my copics in these colors:
Pants: BG11, BG32, BG34
Flowers and Shirt: R20, R29, R35
Skin: R00, E00, E93, RV21
Hair: Y21, Y23, Y26

Well, this is where Heather had to leave you for now....stop back later for more on this cute, cute card!  Thanks!   ~Jessica ;)