Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Good morning all! It was quite a busy week for me this past week and weekend. I did find time however, to squeeze in some stamping time! First thought I want to show all of you even more birthday RAKs I have gotten! I feel so loved!! I also want to say that Donna, I have wanted that Sweet Tier stamp for a looooooong time and having your card in my pretty little hands finally convinced me to buy it! So, I thank you, although my hubby doesn't! {wink} Julie even sent me a little Rhonna Farrer stamp inside her card. Man I love happy mail! And Trish I MUST know where that little birdie came from! Too cute! Thank you all very much!

Now I want to show you part of what kept me a little busy this weekend! I have taken on yet another crafting endeavor! Hair bows! My sister is a Gymboree junkie and is always showing me the new lines and bows that people make to go with them. Even though Gymboree is a TAD too expensive for my taste I have fallen in love with some of the bows I have seen to match! So, I did a little (okay, a lot!) of research and made some of my own. I wanted to start out with corkers but it kind of didn't just stop there. I am in the process of finishing my Halloween corker bows right now and will share a pic once I get everything attached to the barette. Here is one I made in about 2 minutes though. It matches a shirt I got for the girls at Children's Place last fall. I loved the colors and even though I'm sure this bow won't match anything else in their wardrobe, I think it matches this too perfectly!

Alright, now lets get down to business! I got my stamps for the Starving Artistamps DT and I had to sit down and make a few things after I came back from the mailbox! Here is what I ended up with.

This one uses all SA stamps. I thought it would look nice to distress the edges.

  • KSAI-102 Clematis, 47.10 Wishing you, P25.01 Harlequin BG stamps (Starving Artistamps)
  • Always Artichoke, kraft CS
  • Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Versamark ink
  • edge distresser
  • ribbon
  • pop dots

The next one used the new Doodle Facotry Halloween stamps. This pumpkin head guy makes me grin every time I look at him! Maybe it's because some days I feel like how he looks! Spaced out and in need of a vacation! Although, in this instance he seems a little worse off than I usually am. My head is most always attached! I just masked his body in the right spots and stamped his arm sticking out 'holding his head'.

*Sorry for the interruption but I am switching back to my 'normal' format. I was trying something different at the start of the post but it just takes too much time, and I'm too lay to switch the first part back!*

  • P24.02 Tight Weave BG, Pumpkin Head, Halloween Sentiment, Halloween candy stamp(Sonlight Impressions via Starving Artistamps)
  • Really Rust, black, white CS
  • Stazon jet black, Versamark ink
  • ZIG markers
  • decorative scissors
  • pop dots

Here is another pumpkin head card. I stamped him regular though. Okay, you tell me, does this look like he is standing in the snow? Or ice skating (as Jolee said)? I didn't see it before but hubby and kids kept saying it. Is it true?

  • Pumpkin Head, Dead Tree stamps (SunSpiritStudios via Starving Artistamps)
  • black, white CS
  • Stazon jet black ink
  • ZIG markers
  • Copic grey marker
  • staples
  • edge distresser

Part of the reason Tracey said she picked me to be on the team was because she liked my one layer or no layer cards. So, I wanted to make something simple but classy and I love brown with snowflakes! I also did paper piercing through the snowflakes to make it look like flurries but it's hard to see in the pic.

  • 45.12 Snowflakes, 41.02 Alphabet 1/4" stamps (Starving Artistamps)
  • kraft CS
  • Chocolate Chip ink
  • ribbon

Finally, this last card comes with sadness. A close friend of my mom's and a good friend of our whole family passed away a few days ago. She was a wonderful person and a dear friend to my mother and my heart not only aches for her husband but also for my mother. This is the card I made him and I also included a long letter about what amazing people they both had been in my life. If you can say a quick prayer for their family.

  • BasicGrey Mellow DP
  • Heidi Grace Winnefred St., Studio G clear stamps
  • Chocolate Chip ink
  • Marvy Mega scallop circle, super jumbo circle punches
  • ribbon
  • pop dots
  • push pin

Take time today to give your loved ones a hug because you simply never know what could happen tomorrow. Love all of you out there! Thanks for reading and God bless!


Christi said...

I love all of your cards. Your hair bow is adorable and I am so sorry to hear about your family friend that has passed. I will keep the family in my prayers. God bless!

Allison said...

Super cards Heidi but those Halloween ones are priceless!

Julie Masse said...

Great cards Heidi!! You've been busy! :)

Rose Ann said...

Lovely birthday cards, Heidi!

I love your bows! You are so ambitious to take on another craft.

I love all of your new cards! Your Halloween ones are so cute!! I love your beautiful snowflake and floral card as well.

Angel Wilde said...

LOVE your cards here Heidi... especially the brown snowflake one! Elegant AND easy.... my type of card!

Donna said...

Love the bow and the cards, but especially those Halloween cards. That pumpkinhead stamp is way cute!

Laura Roth said...

Great cards! I love your hair bows---very creative!!!!

Trish D said...

Wow, you've been busy! Glad to see my card made it OK; the birdie is a Studio G image (part of a 5 pack for $5 at A.C. Moore). The bow is super cute, too. Unfortunately I still can't use anything beyond simple snap barrettes in my daughter's hair yet as it's so stinking fine. But someday, someday!!

And lastly, loooooove that brown snowflake card!!

Anonymous said...

Hi There, I was doing a google search for "Doodle Factory" today as I was curious to see what it would pull up. I did the original drawings for the DoodleFactory stamps and I'm so thrilled to see how people use them.

The pumpkin cards are so so great and I love your twist on things! I'm not a stamper myself, so I think it's wonderful what the "pros" can do with them.

Anyway, I'd love to do a blog entry (http://delphizyx.livejournal.com) of some of the examples others have done with the DoodleFactory stamps. I'd like permission to use one or two of your photos (I can host on my site so as not to steal your bandwith) which I would credit with a link back to your blog.

Thanks for your consideration! - irene (creatures(at)gmail.com)

Andrea said...

I love what you did with the DoodleFactory stamps! I found your blog through Irene (the DoodleFactory designer) and thought I'd stop by. :) I also wanted to let you know that we will be releasing some holiday Doodles in November! www.sunspiritstudio.com

Take care,