Sunday, January 31, 2010

Finally I get to share my Big Big Big News I have been Holding in!!!! Yea!!!!

Big!!!! Big!!!!  Happy Happy

News for You!!!!!!

 Hello and Happy Sunday Everyone!!!!

Well today I finally get to Announce my Big Big Big News but tomorrow I have big news again so this is an exciting week full of announcements and Sneak Peaks and New Release Blog Hops and all sorts of fun stuff!!!!

So what is my news you might ask????

I have been asked to be part of the New Group of DT girls on the Die Cuts R Us Team.

Die Cuts R Us is an Online store and they have all my favorite products so it will not be hard to design for them at all!!!!!



Die Cuts R Us


The other DT girls are all so amazingly Talented and I am super excited to say that I just love love love the two New DT girls I already know Joni of sticky Situation Blog and Sheri of Paper Crafty Creations Blog!!!!  We were all on a team together last fall and had a blast these girls are amazing!!!!  The other new DT is Hannah of Hannah Bug Blog, who happens to be the Daughter of Team Mate Lori Boyed Congrats Hannah I knw when I show my own 7 year old this she will be so excited that this can happen to a child too!!!!  Yea!!!!

and here are the rest of the DT girls I have not already mentioned!!!

Gwen - Our Fearless DT Coordinator!!!
Sammye Jo - (Who happens to be the DT coordinator for another team I am on too!!!)
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My very first Design Team (DT) Creation for them is done and ready to go live on Tuesday at midnight but just for fun I thought I would share a card with you and show you all the things on my card you can get at Die Cuts R Us!!!!



Here are items on this card you can get at Die Cuts R Us
NeeNah Solar White Card Stock (I do all my stamping and Digital Printing on this Card Stock it is awesome with Copics the blending and shading is totally Amazing!!!!!!!!)

Copics Markers - Every February Claudia has a Huge Copic Sale it is coming up soon you can get all the Copic Ciaos for just $2.99 there are still some in the store from the last sale and she will have them all stocked up for the February Sale again very soon!!!
Basic Gray Paper Packs and Single 12 x 12 Sheets - I used lots of Prints from the Lime Rickey Paper Pack here.
Glue Dots (My go to adhiesive!!!)
The Greeting Farm Stamps - I used limited Edition Hippy Anya Here
Basic Gray Coordinating Brads and embellishments - I used Lime Rickey Brads Here
Nestabilities - Claudia has a whole bunch of new Sets plus the CHA preorders coming very soon too!!!!

Well I hope you enjoy my News as Much as I did I am over the top Excited and can not wait to start playing in the Weekly DT Challenges you can see a New DT Challenge every Tuesday here on the Die Cuts R US DT and Challenge Blog!!!!!

To Head out to the Die Cuts R Us Store just click on this link: DCRU Store

Have a Very Very Stampendous Sunday Morning All!!!

Heather

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Happy Happy Saturday and Huge News Tommorow with more Big News on Monday Coming up!!!! One of my all time favorite Creations to share.

With a little Hard work and Determination

 you can be anything you want to be

and achieve all of your Dreams!!!!!

 Hi Stampers, Friends, and Family!!!!

I am just popping in to say Happy Happy Saturday and to tell you about some big things happening this week!!!

Tomorrow on Sunday I have a Creation and a Huge Announcement to Share with you I have been holding in for about a week and a half and I can not wait to share it and I will have a Special Creation to share along with that Big Announcement!!!

Monday I have another Big Announcement to share with you that I am also pretty excited about and another Special Creation to share with you then too!!!

Monday Tuesday and Wednesday are the Days that us Rusty Pickle Girls will be sharing the New Release images Sneak Peaks with you!!!!!

Tuesday I also have a Creation which is relating to one of my Big Announcements but I can not tell you more just yet!!!

Wednesday will be a special Flutterby Wednesday and Whimsical Wednesday - "The Diedrich Dare" DT creation for you

Thursday is my 2 Cute Stamps Creation to share with you

Friday is The Big February New Release Blog Hop Creations to Share with you and maybe I will add a Cool Unity FWF creation later that day too  we will see???

Saturday will be my first Etsy Inspired Creation for the Year I have taken a break from several of my teams over the last month and a half and this is my week to re-join the Etsy Inspired Girls!!!!

Have a Very Very Very Stampendous Day my Friends and I will see you back tomorrow with Huge News and a Special Creation!!!!
Stages of Life Creation little Girl to Nurse, Dr., or Astronaut
I will leave you with one of my favorite Creations ever I think the reason it is one of my very favorites ever is the reason that I made it!!!!!  I made this card last year to show Piper when she was still 6 years old that if she works hard she can be anything in the world she wants to be!!!!  I used 7 different stamps sets from Pink Cat Studio to make this creation and hand drew several of the outfit items to get it just how I wanted it.  This card took me 8 hours to make but I thought Piper was worth it!!!!  It has been on my blog before but every once in a while I will feature an oldy but still a goody on my blog!!!!  I made this card before I had any Copics so my coloring style and abilities have changed a lot by now fun to see older talents though right???



Enjoy and have a Wonderful Saturday!!!!

Heather

Friday, January 29, 2010

Feature Friday with The Character Cafe - Puppy Love + Teamwork = Perfection!!!

Puppy Love is the Cutest Kind!!!!!!


Happy Happy Friday Morning!!!

Well today should be fun they sent out a call to all parents about an hour ago School is Closed tomorrow (Friday) due to snow.  Right now at 11:20pm there is just a couple of inches on the ground and it is not snowing anymore but it is supposed to keep snowing all night so we will see!!!

At least if they have to cancel school it is on a Friday the Day that Willow does not have Pre-K so we can sleep in!!!  Yeah right for Piper sleeping in will be about 7:20am instead of 6:45am LOL!!!!

So Friday is Feature Friday here with The Character Cafe Team and I have a Puppy Love Creation for you today!!! When you are done here head out to my creative team mates and see what wonderful Feature Friday Creations they have for you too!!!!!  If you play in the Sketch Challeng this week there are two wonderful images up for grabs for those who participate this week over at The Character Cafe Blog!!!


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This week it was my turn to be on the Team Challenge part of TCC's team and Sheri issued our challenge this week which happens to be this great sketch below.

And here is my creation from that great sketch.  I had to flip the oval to fit my image but other than that I stuck to it.  I used SU! Card Stocks in Basic Gray and Going Gray and I got out some red Dew Drops for the circles in the sketch.  I also got out my Die Cuts with a View Pets Stack Designer paper and I used two of the patterns in it to make this creation.

The Image below is one of the images from the January Release for The Character Cafe Puppy Love which showcases two cute images Scamp and Stella sharing a plate of lovely bones!!!!

I colored my image up in these copics:
Scamp: C2, C3, C5, E31
Stella: E35, E33, E29, G20, RV21, RV06
Bones: E50, E53, E13, E17, E33, E35
Carpet: Y21, Y26

 Here is a side view so you can see the dimension.  I popped up the panel layers with the rubber layer of excess foam and rubber from my stamps and the Sentiment Layer and the Image layer are popped up with one and two layers of excess foam from my stamps.

Well I am so tired I am off to bed I hope you enjoy my creation and I hope you play along with us this week there are two images up for grabs for those who participate in the Sketch Challenge this week!!!!

Have a Very Stampendous Friday Everyone!!!

Heather

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Dressing Up in Daddy's Bunkers!!!!!

 Pretty Pink Bunker Gear!!!!



 Happy Thursday Everyone!!!!

Thursdays are my days to post to the 2 Cute Rubber Stamps DT blog and so I will also usually copy that post to my own blog when I can.  Here is my first post to the DT blog which you can see on the 2 Cute Blog today!!!!

I hope you enjoy this sweetie pie I love her to death!!!

I am here today to share a very special image with you when I first saw it I was so excited because my Best Friend from Jr. High and High School whose Husband is a Fire Fighter and she has a little 2 year old girl who like her big brothers she loves to dress up in Bunker Gear and Fireman stuff.

So I took this super cute image from 2 Cute Rubber Stamps and created a Card for Little Brooke who loves her Fireman Gear!!!!!

You can pick up this super sweet girl in the 2 Cute Rubber Stamps Etsy Store Here:
Little Fire Fighter

And here is my Card. 



I used SU! Card stocks in Pretty in Pink and Pixie Pink, and Passion Pink, Pink Pirouette, the Flowers are Prima the Half Pearls are from my SU! pretties kit, and the Pink Flower botton/brads are somthing I have had for a very long time and I am not sure where I got them???  I also used some pretty white shimmery organza ribbon with the scalloped edges some of my favorite ribbon from Hobby Lobby.



I colored up this sweetie in these copics:
RV000, RV02, RV06, C2, C5, R00, E00, E95, RV21, E50, E53, E55



Here is a side view of the card so you can see all of the dimension on it.  I also used my Big Shot and my Lg. Scallop Circle Nesties on this card as well.

Well I hope you have a very Stampendous Thursday everyone and I can not wait to see you back next week!!!

Heather

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Some Great Rusty Pickle Cards for this weeks Challenge Inspiration!!! Info on how to win those Free Digi's this week!!!!

Scroll Down to see my Diedrich Dare Challenge Card for today!!!!

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!!!

Well Yesterday was our 2nd Tart and Tangy Tuesday Challenge and today Wednesday is the day we will start showcasing some of the DT's great Tart and Tangy Cards on the Blog.

We hope this gives you lots of inspiration and ideas and gets you inspired to play along this week too!!!
Each Week there will be up to Two Free Digi's of your choice up for grabs to one of the Lucky Stampers that plays along in the challenge.

What you need to do to Win:
Make a Project any kind of project using a Rusty Pickle Image and that weeks Challenge then post it to your blog and leave a link in this posts comments and next Wednesday when we post the new challenge we will post this weeks winner!!!!  If you do not have a Blog then upload your creation to PCP or SCS and leave us  a link to that!!!

What you will win???
You will have your Project Featured on here in next weeks post and you will get to choose 2 Free RP Digi's of your choice!!!!  The runner up gets to pick 1 Digi of their choice!!!!

So Get on out there and make some great Rusty Pickle Creations then leave us a link so we can see what you made!!!

This Weeks Challenge:
I challenged the DT Girls to use the SU! Colors Cameo Coral, Bashful Blue, and Certainly Celery on their Rusty Pickle Creation and we has some wonderful entries for the DT girls here are a few of them and on Friday we will share a few more!!!  If you do not have SU colors or these particular SU colors then you are welcome to substitute somthing similar in color shade to your creation!!!

This lovely card was made by DT Member Rachel and can be seen also on her Stamping Blog


And here is the great Rusty Pickle image that she used on her card  You can purchase this sweet image in the Rusty Pickle Store Here:  Wonderful Turtles Image


Now here is a gorgeous creation from talented DT member Tracy of Primative Paper Blog


Tracy always pulls out all the stops and adds the most fun things to her creations!!!  I love her coloring here and I love that adorable Skunk image which can be purchased in the store Here: Cute Skunk Image
And the last Creation we will be featuring today is from one of our two newest team mates Jodi.  Jodi made a wonderful whimsical Castle/Princess theme creation I just love it!!!!!!  You can see more of Jodi's creation on her stamping blog Jodi's Jazzy Art.



This wonderful Castle Image can be found and purchased in the store here: Castle Image



We can not wait to see what all of you Rusty Pickle Fans come up with for this week!!!

See you with more images and inspiration on Friday!!!!  Have a very Stampendous Wednesday!!!

Heather

Whimsical Wednesday - The Diedrich Dare DT Project an inspiration Challenge using newest TGF image Charolette! Yes I did it I used Brown or Br**N as I like to call it!!!!

A Valentines Day Card 
for a Friend



Happy Wednesday Everyone!!!

Have you been paying attention to The Greeting Farm Digi Relay??? While Jess and Marie are in California at CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) Basically what retail stores go to that they call Market twice a year to get all the new ideas and order their supplies for the year.

Anyway while they are away there is a Digi Relay going on at The Greeting Farm!!!! Each day there is a new Digi up for grabs if you post a project from the day before with that days Digi. Well I used my Digi from yesterday with Sweet New Image Charlotte to make my Diedrich Dare Card for this week!!!
Madelynn provided us with this great inspiration some Ed Harley Make Up and even though the main colors I picked out were Turquoise Light Green, and lots of Browns I still played along even though I do not normally use one of those dreaded colors on my blog or really in my life for the most part LOL!!!!

I am sure my talented Dare Devil Team mates also came up with some great projects so head out and see what they have for you this week!!!  I am guessing they all took this inspiration in totally different ways which is what I love about Inspiration challenges you can have 5 different People and one will use the colors as inspiration and one will make an Asian Card, and two will make cards with Make Up stuff on them and one will make a card with a big Motorcycle for Ed Harley which is what the make-up is branded!!!  LOL!!!



The Dare Devil Designers:

The Winmsical Wednesday Diedrich Dare Challenge Blog:
Cassie Larson... Darla Wilson ...Debbie Lee... Heather Schlatter... Jacquie Peifer... Jessica Diedrich... Kim Ross...Rebecca Ednie... Sandra McLean...Randi Whall...Kris...Jacquie N.... and...Valerie...

Anyway while they are away there is a Digi Relay going on at The Greeting Farm!!!! Each day there is a new Digi up for grabs if you post a project from the day before with that days Digi. Well I used my Digi from yesterday with Sweet New Image Charlotte to make my Diedrich Dare Card for this week!!!


Madelynn provided us with this great inspiration some Ed Harley Make Up and even though the main colors I picked out were Turquoise Light Green, and lots of Browns I still played along even though I do not normally use one of those dreaded colors on my blog or really in my life for the most part LOL!!!!

Here is the Inspiration for this week.



And here is my Card. I made this card for a friend to give her Husband for Valentines Day I thought it would be perfect for her!!!!
I used SU! Card Stocks in Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, and Kraft and some sparkly striped Card Patterned Card Stock from the Die Cuts With a View All Dressed up Paper Pack. I also used the CB embossing folders Stars and Dots and Spots folders. The large Star is the SU! Large Star Punch!!!!



I colored up Charlette with Copics in these colors:
E31, E35, E37, BG10, BG11, BG15, BG18, G20, G21, G24, C03, C05, C07, 100


Here is a close up of her she is fun to color and this was my first time coloring an African American Figure with my Copics so I was excited when she turned out pretty close to how I pictured she would!!!

Well I am off to go to bed I am exhausted.  I am hoping tomorrow I can catch up with my friend Emily she is about to have a baby and I have not seen her since November 30th so I want to get to see what she looks like before she has this new baby!!!  So I am hoping we can go out to lunch together before or after I pick up Willow from Pre-K at Noon today!!!

Have a Stampendous Day All!!!

Heather

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tart and Tangy Tuesdays for The Rusty Pickle DT - Win a Free Digi for playing in the challenge

 Today is Tart and Tangy Tuesdays with The Rusty Pickle DT.

I was super busy yesterday as the DT Coordinator getting everything scheduled and ready for our New Release/Sneak Peaks coming up next week on Monday Feb 1st, Tues Feb 2nd and Wed Feb 3rd so I do not have a Tart and Tangy card for you yet today but you should head out to the other DT girls blogs because I have seen many of their creations and they really are so good this week!!!!



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This weeks color challenge is to use SU! Colors Cameo Coral, Bashful Blue, and Certainly Celery if you don't Have SU! Colors then you are welcome to use whatever you have that is close to the SU! colors.

Everyone who plays along with ust this week using this color challenge and a Rusty Pickle image and links their creation up in The Rusty Pickle Store/Blog will be entered to win a Rusty Pickle Digi of their own!!!!  The Drawing will take place next Tuesday morning!!!

Have a Stampendous Tuesday everyone and I may be back later with some creations to share with you!!!!

Heather

Monday, January 25, 2010

Playing in The Greeting Farm Digi Relay this week while Jess and Marie are away at CHA!!!!

A Mer Ian for Mermaid Anya!!!



This week over at The Greeting Farm while Marie and Jess are away at CHA (I got a call from my sweet good friend Jess this morning and they are having a ton of fun at CHA by the way I am so so jealous all the wonderful stampers they are meeting up with!!!!) any way while the cat's away the mice will play and by mice I mean us customers are challenged to participate in The Greeting Farm Digi Relay all week long.  I am not sure if I will get to play all week but I had time today so today you are suppoed to download this Mer Ian image and print him color him and make a creation with him. 

When I saw him I knew I had to somewhat recreate a card I made over a year ago I changed it some but I cut out the shape of a Sea Shell painted it up with Hi Ho Silver, Angel Wings, and Bubble Gum Shimmerz so it looks like a real sea shell!!!!

I colored up Mer Ian with my copics and popped him and Mermaid Anya up with excess foam and rubber from my TGF stamps and then I hand drew the treasure chest and cut it out and colored it with my copics as well the Treasure is a mix of SU! silver beads and bling embellies and silver and irredescent dew drops.


Here is the Full Card.  I redrew the treasure chest and made a new shell but I have to confess I reused my Mermaid Anya from last year so my coloring was much different back then than it is now, but I have always loved all the teal shades in her hair that is why I can not bear to part with my original card!!!  Here is a picture of the original from last year.

Now I have to color up a 2nd Mermaid Anya so my first Sea Shell Card is a complete project again!!!!  LoL!!!  I could not figure out a sentiment for the card I made today with Mer Ian though???




So For Mer Ian I colored him up in these Copics:

Skin: ROO, E00, E93, RV21
Hair: E50, E53, E55, BG10, BG15, BG18, YG00, YG03, YG09,

I colored up the Treasure chest with C1, C2, C3, C5, C7, 100


Well I am off now to clean walk on my treadmill and then make my card for Tomorrow's Tart and Tangy Tuesdays and some time in the next few days to a week I have some more very very exciting News to Announce on my blog I am having a hard time not bursting over here not being able to say anything yet!!!!

Heather

Some Very Exciting News!!!!! A New Team with some super adorable new images!!!!! 2 Cute Rubber Stamps!!! Woooo Hooooo!!!!!

The Sky is not the Limit!!!!


Hi Everyone!!!!!!,

As I promised today I have some very exciting New for you today!!!!  About a week and a half ago I recieved an e-mail from Sammye Jo from 62 Cards and she asked if I would be interested in Designing for this new Rubber Stamp Company called 2 Cute Rubber Stamps.  Well of course I headed out to see the new images and man they were so adorable I had to just rush right back with a reply and say Yes!!!!

Today we are launching our very first posts on the DT blog with cards from each of the DT!!!!!  The images are all available for purchase now as well!!!!  So Yea!!!!!

I am still compiling my New HTML list for the DT so I can just post their links in each DT post but just for today all of their links are in my left side bar under my 2 Cute Rubber Stamps DT list.  I'll have them all linked starting on my post for the Team on Thursday!!!!  We have a lovely and very talented group of stampers to WOW you with inspiration every week though!!!

2 Cute Rubber Stamps DT:

Heidi- Owner/Designer


Sammye Jo (DT Coordinator)
Jennifer
Ann
Juanita
Heather
Amanda
Taylor


Now onto my 1st project for the 2 Cute Rubber Stamps DT.

I chose to work with the Up, Up, and away Rocket Ship image I think this is just the most adorable space image don't you????

I used SU! Cardstocks in Real Red, and Ballet Blue, White NeeNah Card stock for stamping and coloring and some wonderful space themed paper I bought at Archivers in MO last summer but I have no idea what company it is from sorry!!!

I printed the Rocket Ship big once and tiny less than half an inch twice so I could color it and put it in the stars I was putting on the edges of the panel with the bigger image.

Rocket Ship colored in these copics:

B21, B24, G03, G17, R20, R29, R35, R00, E00, E93, RV21, E31, E33, E37, Y04, Y38, YR04, YR09,

The Stars are punched out with my Lg SU! Star Punch and distressed on the edges with Momento Black Tuxedo Ink I took the picture before I did the shading on the small rockets so it does look a tad washed out but it is not anymore LOL!!!!


Here is one last view of my card so you can see all the dimension it has on it!!!  This card was a blast to make and you really have to head out to the 2 Cute Rubber Stamps Etsy shop to see the rest of these totally adorable images I can not even decide which one to use for my post on this Thursday maybe the Cowboy????  Hmmmmm???

Well tomorrow it is back into the swing of things Marvin and Tucker my 2 year old were gone for a 3 day weekend this weekend Marvin gets together with quite a few of his College Buddies every year for a 3 day Annual Country Boy Can Survive Hunting Trip this year was the 16th annual!!!  He has lots of fun and usually takes one or two kiddo's up to his parents farm to stay with Grandma and Poppy Schlatter since the hunt up by his parents land.  So this year he took Tucker who had a blast at the Farm!!!  He got to see lots of Poppy Jim's Cows loaded up in Semi's to be taken to the Sale Barn and then he got to go to the Sale Barn to see the cows sell and he got to ride in Tractors with Poppy Jim and feed cows and play with all of his boy cousins with farm toys and attent the 5th, 2nd, and 33rd Birthday parties of Ben his cousin, Jonathan, his cousin, and Aunt Melanie Jonny's Mommy who all share the same Birthday each year!!!

Well I am off to bed I am exhausted !!!!   Have a very Stampendous Monday and see you back tomorrow for a The Rusty Pickle DT Card for our New Tart and Tangy Tuesdays Challenge!!!

Heather

Sunday, January 24, 2010

A Feature Friday Card on Sunday for The Character Cafe Design Team - used this weeks Friday Sketchers Sketch, and TCC's The Wiggies Family (image to cute!!!)

A Family from Out of this World!!!!


Happy Sunday!!!

I am so excited to Bring this super cute image from The Character Cafe!!!  This is the newly released The Wiggies Family.  Are they not the cutest ever???  I love them!!!! 

I know I know my Feature Friday Card should not be on a Sunday right???  Well some things were going on Thursday that just kept me from being able to work on my card and when I explained them to Kendra one of the 2 owners of The Character Cafe she told me just to post my card later in the week.  I finished it Saturday morning but then I decided to post it on Sunday to bring more exposure to this adorable image!!!

My Team Mates all posted really great creations on Friday so head on out and visit them for some great TCC inspiration!!!!



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

This week it was my turn to head out to Blog World and pick a Stamping Challenge to enter my The Character Cafe Card in.  I choose to do the Friday Sketchers Challenge this time around I am not sure if I have ever played in that sketch challenge before, but it was a great sketch!!!


I flipped the Big Oval around the other direction and the ovals are now Mega Nesties shapes instead of ovals but other than that is is the same thing as above!!!

So here is my card.

I used Designer Papers from the K and Company Berry Bliss Paper Pack.  The Card Stocks are SU! in Green Galore, Tempting Turqouise and NeeNah white Card Stock. 

I added Prima Flowers in a dark pink, bright green and bright turqouise color and I put SU! rhinestone brads in the centers of the flowers and in the upper right had corner too.


I colored these super adorable Wiggies in these copic colors:
R20, R29, R35, RV00, RV02, RV21, RV06, B00, B11, YG00, YG03, YG09


For the Sentiment I used The Character Cafe Sentiment that comes with purchase of this really cute family!!!  I opened it in Photoshop and used the paint bucket tool to change the words to a bright pink instead of a black ink.


 Here is a side View of the card so you can see all the popped up dimension on the card.  I popped the layers up with 1, 2, or 3 layers of SU! Stampin Dimensionals.

Well I hope you had a great Saturday and are going to have a very Stampendous Sunday!!!!  Today Marvin and Tucker will be back from the farm where Tucker went to stay with Grandma and Poppy at the Farm, and Marvin went up to attent his 16th Annual Country Boy Can Survive Hunting Trip with his College Buddies and his younger brother. 

Tucker has had lots of fun watching Poppy's cows being loaded up in Semi Trucks to go to the Sale Barn and then getting to go to the Sale Barn to see the Cows or Moo's as Tucker calls them   He also got to ride in the Tractor with Poppy and feed the kitties in the Barn, and attend his two cousins and Aunts birthday party and he helped Poppy Jim feed the Moo's too so he is super excited about all of it he loves the farm!!!!

I will be back tomorrow with a very very Exciting Announcement for you and a very special card to go along with that announcement!!!

Heather

Friday, January 22, 2010

Feature Friday with The Character Cafe Design Team - This weeks Guest Designer is Lauren Meader with one of her Free Templates you can get too!!!! Scroll Down for my Unity FWF card.

 Please Scroll Down for my Unity Friends with Flair Post for this week.

I will be back later today with my The Character Cafe Project for this week.  I can not wait to share it with you!!!!


If you need some very cool TCC inspiration before that though head out to The Character Cafe Blog and see what half of our talented team did using one of Lauren Meaders 3-D Templates this week as she is our Guest Designer for the one Feature Friday Team.  Also if you want to play along you can use the 3-D Template from Lauren and win some wonderful The Character Cafe Images to boot!!!!

My part of the TCC Team this week was to go out and pick some cool challenges to participate in for our Feature Friday Creations!!!!


See you in a little while!!!!

Heather

My Very First Unity Friends with Flair Post.

Happy Colors, Happy Paper,

Happy Card!!!!!


Happy Friday Everyone!!!!!!

I am super excited to be doing my Very First Friends with Flair Unity Post this week!!!!  My really really good stamping buddy Jess (who was just announced as a full fledged Unity DT member yesterday Yea Jess!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!)  has been trying to get me to sign up for the Unity KOM for a while now and I kept resisting well I got it last month and this month and I am loving it I can not believe how big it is and how many huge stamps you get I am all about big stamps!!!!!!

So anyway today my Unity Card uses the Hot Air Balloon and the Be Happy for this Moment Sentiment from the December KOM which I love!!!!!  That sentiment is perfect in many more ways than one and it lended to the distressed look I was going for with this card quite well!!!!!

I put this card together for a challenge the other day to use Left over Christmas Paper on a Project to either make a Christmas Project or a Non Christmas Project.

In this case I tried to head the Non Christmas Card Theme.  That Paper is Basic Gray Wasseling Paper and I used SU! Certainly Celery and Bravo Burgandy Card Stocks.  My White Paper is NeeNah card stock which is what I stamp all my images I will be coloring with my copics on..



I made this card for my Daughter because we have this girl in the neighborhood that can be quite the bully she is just not very nice to my kids or quite a few other kids most of the time and the day I made this card Piper had come home crying because the girl had said several mean things to her again that day.  The day before it was Piper's Best Friend next Door that had, had her feelings hurt by this so called "Friend" of theirs.  anyway I wanted to encourage Piper my 7 year old to take the Good Days and BE HAPPY for the good moments in Life!!!!!!

Being Bullied I have found just plain sucks, but other than call the parent which I have done in the past I really don't know what else to do.  I have even come right out and asked the girl to her face at times if she is saying or doing the things they are saying she is doing and she will just tell me yes????  What do you do about that????  It just breaks my heart sometimes I want to sit down and cry right along with her!!!!!


 
So onto my card I used my Labels 1 Nesties, and SU! inks in Bravo Burgandy and Certainly Celery and Momento Black ink to do the distressing around the card areas.  I also used some Prima Flowers but I can not tell you which packs they are from and a SU! Rhinestone Brad.  I used some Green Dew Drops in two different shades in the bottom left corner and I used some burgandy wire edged sheer organza ribbon at the bottom of the card.

The Hot Air Balloon is colored up in these colors:
100, R81, R83, R85, R89


The Sentiment is stamped in SU! Bravo Burgandy ink and distressed with Tuxedo Black Momento Ink.


Here is a close up of that gorgeous Basic Gray Wasseling Paper!!!  I just loved that paper!!!!  I think it worked pretty good for a non Christmas Project too!  (At least I hope it did!!!)

 
Here is my last side view so you can see some of the dimension on the card.  I decorated the back with just a little dressing up as you can see in the slit on the back of the card but I forgot to take a picture of that before I gave the card to Miss Piper!!!!!

For a Full list of all the people playing along this week in the Unity Friends with Flair Friday Blog Hop check out the Unity Site to see the list somewhere along the way is a nice great big Prize I have heard!!!!!

I hope you enjoyed my Unity Card I had lots of fun making it and now I can not wait to get out there and see what the other girls have done for their Friends of Flair Projects!!!!

Have a Very Stampendous Friday Everyone!!!!

Heather