Reminder: World Card Making Day

Don't forget that this Saturday is my World Card Making Day class. Be sure to RSVP to reserve your spot. And if you're not on my mailing list and didn't receive an invite send me an email and I will add you to it.


Get Well Daisies

I just can't stop with the daisies!! This is one that I tried the faux dry embossing technique on, but it really just looks blurry. I'm sharing it any way. I stamped my image from Upsy Daisy on Night of Navy with Night of Navy ink. I then stamped it slightly over, lining it up with my Stamp-a-ma-jig in Basic Black. The result was not quite was I expected as the difference between the two inks was not enough. Oh, well, I used it any way. I adhered it on a piece of Chocoalte Chip after curling the corner down. I then added a silver brad in the upper corner, slid a piece of Whisper White behind it and adhered it to my Old Olive card base. I stamped my sentiment in the corner of my card, but it was soooooo crooked that I restamped it on another piece of Old Olive and adhered it to my card. It's not how I was expecting it to turn out, but I still like it.


Happy Anniversary

Today is my 5 year wedding anniversary and this is the card I made for my hubby. I wanted to use my new stamp set. I know Crab & Company is not new, but it's new to me. I started by stamping the crab with Jet Black StazOn on Whisper White and cut it out with my Coluzzle. I then colored it in with my much neglected watercolor pencils and blender pens (did I ever mention that the watercolor pencils were my first ever purchase from SU!?) I then used my X-acto knife to cut along his claws. I stamped my sentiment in Tempting Turquoise on Whisper White and mounted it on a piece of Real Red. I then adhered it in his hands. I adhered this circle to a larger circle of Tempting Turquoise, also cut out with my Coluzzle. I added a piece of Real Red Patterns DSP to my Creamy Caramel card base and added a piece of Tempting Turquoise 1/4" grosgrain ribbon around the card. I adhered my crab to my card with Stampin' Dimensionals. Hubby came downstairs shortly after I finished the card. Do you think he knows something is up since I was scrambling to hide it?


National Sculpture Garden

Here's another scrapbook page from our trip to DC back in April. We went to the National Sculpture Garden which is across the street from the Archives. I thought the "bunny" on the rock was kind of funny looking and hubby really like the house that changed shape depending on how you were looking at it. I used a piece of Brilliant Blue cardstock for my page and cut small pieces of Basic Black cardstock to accent the pictures. I rounded two of the corners of each piece. I added 3 brads, which were silver, but I embossed them with Whisper White EP. Before adhering my pictures I stamped an image from Pocket Silhouettes across the bottom with Jet Black StazOn. It's a simple page, but that's they way I like them.


Birthday Daisies

I'm loving this stamp set. It's so easy to work with and to make cute cards with. Look how simple this one is! I started with a Not Quite Navy card base and stamped the daisies from Upsy Daisy with Whisper White craft ink. I had to stamp it twice to fit across the length of the card. I then heat set the craft ink. I stamped my sentiment in Not Quite Navy on Whisper White and punched it out with my Large Oval Punch. I layered it on a scallop circle of Night of Navy that was layered under a Not Quite Navy 1 3/8" circle. I added a loop of 1/4" Whisper White grosgrain ribbon and adhered it to my card. I literally whipped this one up in less than 5 minutes. Can you believe that?


September Scrapbook Class

Here are the pages we made at my scrapbook class this month. The theme was Halloween and we used the Batty for You stamp set. Now, just like last month my pages aren't quite finished. I didn't stamp my title. I think I'm also going to add a few more circle accents with images from Batty for You. We used the Classic Stripes BG to stamp the bottom of our Basic Gray cardstock. We then adhered a piece of Old Olive cardstock across the bottom and Perfect Plum down the sides. Our photo mats are in Pumpkin Pie. On the first page we stamped an image from Batty for You in the corner. On the other two photo mats we used the Round Tab punch to punch two pieces of Whisper White. We then stamped "spooky" and "boo!" using retired Rough Edges Alphabet.

The titles that were stamped were Halloween with an image from Batty for You as the 'o'. And the fun thing about the Batty for You stamp set is everyone got to pick which circle images they wanted to use for their page. All these pages need now (other than a title) are pictures of Oscar in his Halloween costume for this year.


Daisy Thanks

Well, it's been a hectic week here in Ohio. We had our version of Hurricane Ike on Sunday leaving thousands without power and many (myself included) with damage to their homes. We lost siding, roofing, and gutters and right now it's just a waiting game with insurance. Luckily there's no rain in the forecast for the next week, so let's hope we can get this taken care of before it does rain.

Anyway, on to stamping. That's why were here, right? Here's another card we made at Jan's card class last Saturday. This one uses the stamp set Upsy Daisy. We started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock and using a Post-It Note and my 1 1/4" Circle punch we created a mask and sponged the sun using So Saffron. We then stamped the silhouette image from Upsy Daisy in Chocolate Chip. We had to stamp it twice to make it fit across the whole piece of WW. We then layered it on a piece of Chocolate Chip and added it to our So Saffron card base. Now, in this example I stamped "thank you" from Enjoy Every Moment in So Saffron and punched it out with my Large Oval punch. For the class we used "you're on my mind" from Upsy Daisy in Chocolate Chip and punched it with the Large Oval punch and attached with Stampin' Dimensionals. The ladies really liked making this card as they loved the sponging.

Well, kids, I'm on vacation for the next 12 days. I'm actually only going out of town for 4 of those days, so I'll try to do some posting when I'm here.


Simple Silhouettes

One thing I love about this stamp set is you don't have to get super fancy to make a beautiful card with it. As you can see here all I did was take a Very Vanilla card base, stamp my image from Pocket Silhouettes in the corner in Old Olive, stamped my sentiment in Old Olive and added a piece of 1/4" Old Olive grosgrain ribbon across the top. This is a card we made at my card class last Saturday and I loved showing these stampers how easy it was to create a beautiful card!


Patterns on my Mind

OK, so I caved and bought Upsy Daisy since it was on sale, too. I really liked what I saw of the samples, so I had to give it a go. I used a Pumpkin Pie card base. I added a piece of More Mustard Patterns DSP across the bottom section of the card. I then took a piece of Whisper White and having made a template with a piece of scrap paper and my Coluzzle sponged my "sun" with some More Mustard and Pumpkin Pie ink with Stampin' Sponge. I then stamped my silhouette from Upsy Daisy in Chocolate Chip. I layered it on a piece of Chocolate Chip. Before adhering this layer I punched a slot with my Slot Punch and tied a piece of 1/4" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon through it. I then stamped my sentiment on a small piece of Whisper White in Chocolate Chip and rounded one corner and adhered it to the corner of my card.

I love how the daisies look with the "sun" behind it and I'm loving this new DSP. I have to get my hands on more of it!



I'm not sure if silhouettes are really my style, but I just loved the stamp set Pocket Silhouettes (and it was on sale) so I ordered it. And this is the first thing I've done with it. I started with a piece of Whisper White and repeatedly stamped my image along the bottom in Certainly Celery. I then took a piece of Barely Banana and added to 1 3/8" circles folded over the sides. I adhered my stamped layer on top of it. I wrapped a piece of 1/4" Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon around my Certainly Celery card and added my layer over top. I then stamped my sentiment under my main image. I love how simple it is to create such a pretty card with the silhouette images.


Online Ordering

As busy as I have been when I had the opportunity to post last night I really wanted to share with you a card that I had made, so tonight I want to talk shop. Online ordering is now available with Stampin' Up! How friggin' exciting is that???? I've played around with it and it's fun! So to shop in your pajamas, head over to my Stampin' Up! website at heatherhawkins.stampinup.net and click on Store. Have fun shopping!!!



What a week it's been so far. I feel like it's Friday! Really I feel like it's Thursday because I've already worked 3 days this week (I usually don't work on Monday, but I did this week), so it's really thrown me off. I had family in town all weekend (my nephew won two Redline Cups in BMX over the weekend here), I worked an extra day, bowling league started back up, and I had meetings scheduled for Tuesday and today after work. Whew! I also have my monthly scrapbook class this Friday (stay tuned for pictures), a card class on Saturday morning (again, stay tuned for pictures) and a Scrapbook Surprise Party on Saturday afternoon. OK, enough of my boring life!

Here's another birthday card that I made last week for a co-worker. I started with a Bashful Blue card base, added a strip of So Saffron and some Chocolate Chip Polytwill ribbon. I did a little paper piercing underneath my So Saffron strip as well. I stamped my candles from Big Birthday candle in Bashful Blue on Very Vanilla, then stamped the "designs" over them in Close to Cocoa. I cut them out and added them to a piece of Close to Cocoa cardstock. I then inked up the flames in Summer Sun and Ruby Red using the rock'n'roll technique and stamped them on Very Vanilla. I cut them out and added them above my candles. I adhered a strip of Ruby Red along the side that was punched with my Scalloped Edge Punch. I adhered that layer to my card using Stampin' Dimensionals. I then added some Crystal
Effects to the flames and sprinkled on a little Dazzling Diamonds glitter. This one was a lot of fun to make. What can I say really, I always have fun playing with Big Birthday Candle!



A Sock Monkey card with no sock monkey? Yep, that's what we have here. I started with a Certainly Celery card. I punched out two Pretty in Pink 1 3/8" squares and two Chocolate Chip ones. I used my Crop-a-dile to emboss some circles on the lower Pretty in Pink Square. I adhere all my squares to the lower corner of my card. I then stamped the cupcake from Sock Monkey in Chocolate Chip on a piece of Very Vanilla. I colored it in with Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery and blender pens. i punched it out with my 1 3/8" Circle Punch. I then punched a Certainly Celery Scallop circle and punched the center out with my 1 1/4" Circle Punch. I adhered my Very Vanilla circle to the card, then attached my scallop circle with Stampin Dimensionals. I added a piece of Chocolate Chip Polytwill ribbon around my card and stamped my sentiment inside. This was the second birthday card given away last week. There's one more to come.


Lincoln Memorial

This is the scrapbook page I made last weekend when I was sick. I think it turned out pretty good considering I couldn't really think. My color combo is Whisper White, Creamy Caramel, and Sahara Sand. I picked the colors from the colors of the memorial. I stamped my title with Jumbo Outline Alphabet in Jet Black StazOn and colored it in with my Versamarker. I adhered my pictures, highlighting two of them with a mat behind them. I then took 3 circles of On Board Chipboard, inked them up with Whisper White Craft Ink. I then decided I wanted them bolder, so I inked them up again and embossed them with Whisper White Embossing Powder. I then layered them on Creamy Caramel circles that were punched with my 13/8" Circle Punch. I glued them down, but not before adding my journaling.


Birthday Butterfly

This week was a busy week for birthday cards. This is one of the birthday cards I made. I started with a Really Rust card. I used a retired Classy Brass Template (that I can't remember the name of) to add the dry embossed circles on the bottom of the card. I then stamped the butterfly from Priceless on the card in Chocolate Chip. I added a strip of Chocolate Chip across, notching out a spot to let the antennae stick up. I then wrapped a piece of Chocolate Chip Polytwill ribbon around it and adhered a butterfly that was stamped in Ruby Red and cut out. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere it. I then stamped my sentiment from Hugs & Wishes in Chocolate Chip. I think it turned out really cute and the recipient loved it!