Saturday, July 27, 2013

Vintage Floral Thank You Cards

Hello Peeps!!
I am back from Alaska!!  Alaska???  That is right, my DH's parents paid for us (the two of them and my family) to go and visit my DH's brother in Alaska.  How could we say no??  So I had a fabulous time, enjoyed beautiful scenery for 10 days!  I will write a post up all about it once I get all my photos together.  By the way this was not a "Cruise" my BIL and SIL are VERY we hiked everywhere!  Meaning...sometimes I was closing my eyes and praying I was not eaten by a

Gecko Galz for a Cause Post

Leanne the owner of Gecko Galz asked each of the Design Team members to create a project for a cause this month.  What does that mean??  We were to use any images we wanted from Gecko Galz, and at the end of the month, everyone will get to vote for their favorite.  The winning Design Team Member will get a donation to the Cause of their choice.  So my cause is 
Some of you may know...those that don't will...I work as a Registered Nurse, specifically Rehab.  I have worked many years with individuals that have suffered from Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) and other diseases that leave them needing some assistance.  The CIL helps individuals with finding some independence.  Wonderful people that work there, a few that I know personally.

So here are my creations.

I used the "Blue Willow" (Secret Garden set) and "Fleur De Lis" (Ooh la la set) Digital papers for my card layers.  I used the "Wild about Flowers" and "Ephemera Days" collage sheets as my focal images.

I used some of my favorites Ribbons and Trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and glitters from Art Glitter.  I will list them under each card.
 In a nutshell, I used GIMP to size my images on three pages, printed them out, cut them out, used my Perfect Layers ruler to create my paper layers, adhered them with scor tape, added some glue, glitter and ribbons.
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Card Two
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Card Three
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Maybe you are wondering, how did she do all her paper layers?  I am happy to say that I am a new Brand Ambassador for 
 I used the Perfect Layers Rulers to create all my layers (you can create 1/8" up to 1" mats around your images with this ruler) in my cards.  The rulers work great and my images were not a standard size.  You can get yours here, and receive 5% off using my code Heather5%.  
I will do a video soon, showing you how to use the rulers...easy peasy!!

Now don't forget to go to Gecko Galz and Vote for me by August 30th.
Thank you for visiting!!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Art Glitter and Penny Black Thank you tag!!

Hello Friends!!
Happy Thursday!!
It is my turn to post at Art Glitter and this month we are featuring Penny Black Stamps!!

I used a Gorgeous Combination of Summery Glitters and the
 Penny Black Dahlia Stamp Set!! 
Please hop on over to the Art Glitter blog to see my Tutorial and leave a little love.


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Vintage Heart Charm with GlobeCraft & Piccolo

Hello Friends!!
Happy Wednesday!!

It is my turn to post at the GlobeCraft & Piccolo Blog.  I have another Sweet Charm tutorial for you using the New UV Instant Resin and Enamel Gels!  You are going to LOVE it!  Here is a sneak Peek!
So hop on over to the GlobeCraft & Piccolo Blog and check out my tutorial and leave a little love!!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sweet Pooch Charm Tutorial

Hello Peeps!!
Just so you know...I am in Alaska.  Well not while I am writing this post...but when it actually goes live...I will be in Alaska.
Today I would like to share with you a sweet little pooch charm that I created.
Isn't he adorable!!
I have used some fabby ribbons and Trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon, Instant UV Resin and Enamel Gel from Globecraft & Piccolo, and a fabby image from Gecko Galz.

Step One
I applied glastique glue to my chipboard charm bezel and then applied my book page.  Trimmed it, and inked the edges with Ranger's Vintage photos.
Step Two
I used some glue to apply my green dot and orange ribbon to my charm base.
Step Three
I added another layer of green dot ribbon and some orange baker's twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Step Four
I applied some dots of Berry Red Enamel, and let that air dry for about 15 minutes.  Then I applied a coat of Instant UV Resin, and set it under my UV light for 3 min to cure.
Step 5
I cut out my Gecko Galz image, distressed the edges with scissors and then inked them with Ranger's Vintage Photo.  I adhered this to my charm and then added one more coat of instant UV Resin.  Set it under my UV light for 3 min. to cure.
I topped it off with more Orange Baker's twine and a cute little Berry button from the Berrylicious Button collection from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and make some sweet little charms of your own that you can add to your scrapbooking projects!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

July Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

Hello Friends!!
I am so excited to be participating in the
Hopefully you are visiting me from Cherry's Blog.
If you are just joining the blog hop, then you will want to start at the 
Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.
That way you can see what you can win, and not miss out on any of the Design Team's fabulous creations using this month's
Really Reasonable Ribbon Assortment!!
Here is a photo of the Ribbon Assortment below!! 
What a LOVELY Citrus Mix!!  Did I mention that ORANGE is my fav color at the moment?? 
When I saw this month's assortment, I knew it would go fabulous with this month's set of Ephemera at Gecko Galz!  I decided I wanted to make a bookmark for a gift with some sweet packaging!
Here is my Bookmark Gift Bag combo.
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  I used GIMP to create the "Summer Fun" text boxes.  The Seashore beauties image is from Gecko Galz.
Here is a close up of the front image, and the fabby orange and white baker's twine, and orange button from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I inked all my edges with Ranger's Marmalade and Vintage Photo distress inks. 
Above you will see that I used most of the ribbons from this month's Really Reasonable Ribbon Assortment!  The Emily White Crochet lace, Green diamond ribbon, citrus striped ribbon, Green Dots, sheer edge orange ribbon,
Orange Dots  I used scor tape and candi fix it foam pads to adhere my layers and ribbons.  The fix it foam pads elevate my sweet little image and my text boxes.   Below you will see the fabby little bow I made out of the yellow ribbon from this month's assortment.
Here is a look at the bookmark that fits inside the sweet little packaging which I created using two little bitty orange chevron bags (one to hold the bookmark, the other for the base of the bookmark), also from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Again I used the ribbons from this month's Really Reasonable Ribbon kit, and an image from this month's Gecko Galz Ephemera.  Here is a close up below.
I just love this month's ribbon assortment, and enjoyed working with it!!  Actually...I like all the ribbons and trims at Really Reasonable Ribbon, so don't just get the yourself to more goodies...just tell your spouses etc...that "Heather said it was okay"....I like getting thrown under the bus once in a while...keeps me on my toes!!  If they give you a really hard time...then tell them you are getting goodies for your awesome best friend for their bday (as if they will know when that

 I hope that you have been inspired to create some fabulous projects and do a little shopping and maybe get into a little harmless trouble...and remember you can always join us at the Ribbons Anonymous group...if you get caught...and we will hash out a better plan for next month. 

**Next stop on the Hop**
Time to hop on over to Tammy's blog,
 see what she has created, and leave her a little love.

I will be sharing with the following places
Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy
Make it Monday:  Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting!

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Vintage Shabby Chic Tiny Birthday Card

Hello Peeps!
Today I would like to share with you a tiny Birthday card that I created using some fabulous ribbons and trims from 
Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I started out with a scrap of pink chevron ribbon (which I inked the edges with Ranger's Vintage Photo). 
I designed the whole card around this scrap!  I found a sweet little birdie image from a collage sheet that I designed.  The aqua background paper and floral paper (inside of card) are part of the Wild Roses Paper Pack from Gecko galz.  Distressed the edges with scissors and inked these edges as well.
I used the Aqua Floral Satin ribbon to create a tiny bow at the top.  I used a little scrap of Natural crochet lace and tucked it behind my image in the upper right and lower left.  Candi Fix it foam pads elevate my little image, and scor tape is what I used to hold all my ribbons and layers in place.  I also used some pink crochet lace and aqua ric rac across the center under my image. The tiny button is from the Vacation Button set, and I tied it with Green Apple Baker's twine.  
Here is a peek at the inside.
I used another button, and more of the same ribbons and trims as on the front.  I did add a bit of pink stripe ribbon on top of my digital stamp from Gecko Galz.
One last look at the front.
I am so happy with how it turned out.
I hope you enjoyed my post today!!
Thank you for visiting!!

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Globe Craft & Piccolo Charms

Hello Peeps!!
Today it is my turn to post a tutorial over at the Globecraft and Piccolo Blog!
Here is a sneak peek of my first charm using the new
I will just warn you...that making charms is FUN!!

So I hope you have some time to pop on over to the 
and see my charms tutorial!
Thank you for visiting!!

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Authentique and Penny Black at Art Glitter

Hello Peeps!!
It is my turn to post a tutorial over at the Art Glitter Blog.  Here is a sneak peek of my card which I created using Authentique papers, Art Glitter, and Penny Black stamps.
I hope you have a couple minutes to hop on over to the
Art Glitter Blog to see my 
Thank you for visiting!!

Monday, July 01, 2013

Anything but a Card Challenge + Ribbon at Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello Peeps!!
It is the first of the month, which means it is time for a new challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon!
Our challenge for you is to create ANYTHING but a Card and of course use Ribbon!  Here is my inspiration piece below.
I used the pink chevron ribbon, Moss green leaves, buttons from the vacation totes, celery crochet lace, pink striped ribbon, Juliet lace, Champagne organza and natural crochet lace on my candle wrap.
The background paper and butterfly image are from Gecko Galz.
I inked all my edges with Ranger's Vintage Photo.  I used Candi fix it foam pads to elevate my butterfly and "Live" text box.  Scor tape holds all my layers together.
Here is a look at the back.
I can't wait to see what you create for our challenge!
Thank you for visiting!!