Friday, April 30, 2010

Dad's Birthday

So earlier this month it was my dad's birthday. He is very much so a handy man, and is great at fixing and creating things around the house. SO for his birthday it was only appropriate to get him a home depot gift card. To be honest if I don't get him something along those lines, he is one of the most difficult people to shop for! So I decide to make a little "tool" box to put his gift card in. I used retired Hodge podge hardware, the new log cabin smooch spritzer and real rust and close to cocoa cs.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Cards

So this month it was two of my club members birthdays! I made up these two cards to give to them....Happy Birthday Theresa and Elaine!
I used the butterfly die cut and layered two of them together, one in So Saffron and the top one in chocolate chip. Added a bit of bling!
The paper is from the sweet pea DSP pack and the other colors on the card are whisper white, Sahara sand, taken with teal. and pumpkin pie grosgrain.Here is a close up of the butterfly! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

April Club Sweet Pea

I think I can speak for most demos and stampers that we are going to really miss the sweet pea dsp! This stack of paper is amazing, honestly it seems to have something for everyone! If you don't like one side, you'll love the other! Here are the two options my group has this month. I made the tops of all the trees from our punches. Then hand cut templates for the bases, added a few embellishments, and you have a funky bright card good for so many occasions!

Monday, April 26, 2010

April 3-D club project

So I know I have been slacking a bit on posting! I hope that this won't be happening anymore. But in the world of having three kiddos, running a full time interior design business, having a husband and well eating and sleeping...sometimes other things take priority over stamping! I know it sounds crazy but it is true!
Anyways here is a picture of the 3-d project I will be teaching at my club tonight. I saw something similar to it on a blog...and do you think I have a clue which one it is? Nope! So I am so sorry to the original creator of this adorable bird in a nest! I used the chip board bird from On board So Tweet, The sweet pea dsp, chocolate chip and so saffron cs, and the Flower Folds die. Hope you enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 23, 2010

A digital Page!

I am really happy with My Digital Studio. It is so nice to be able to do a 12x12 scrapbook page in 10 mins! Here is a quick one I did earlier this morning. I took some pictures from Kamili's 3rd Birthday party and came up with this!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Vintage Vogue

Yesterday I posted the card I had done for the most recent card camp we had. We used the stamp set Vintage Vogue. Here are pictures of the other two cards we did. My mom created both of these. You can visit her blog at for more details! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cards Class

Last week my mom and me had a cards class. We based all three cards around the vintage vogue set. Showing different styles/colors/and folds for each of the three cards. Here is the one I came up with for the class-I will post the other three on a different day! I really like this color combo-kraft,very vanilla, and soft suede.
Here is a close up of the flowers. We used a dobber and put shimmer paint on them to give them a bit of sparkle!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Baby Zavian's Room

As you all probably know we welcomed our baby boy a few weeks ago. I have to say life with three is a little crazy, but in a good way:) If I just had an extra arm!

Anyways, here is a picture of the wall I decorated a bit in his room. I painted the tree in tan and added the stampin up owl out of current occasions mini. I had this cute wood piece that I wanted to put up so I added chocolate chip card stock, then a layer of tall tales dsp and applied our vinyl "Zz" to it. Added a bit of double stitched chocolate chip ribbon and there you go!

Monday, April 19, 2010

The kiddos

So I got these little tu-tu type skirts at the ninety-nine cent store a little while back. Who knew that they would be such a hit! (they are way more loved then the $25.00 ones I got at Gymboree!) Lately every morning when the girls get up they put them on right away! So here is a few pictures of them posing for the camera!

This is SOOOO Makai!

And my little want-to-be model! Miss Kamili.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

My girls room.

I love yellow. I don't think I have ever come across one I didn't like. So when we moved into our house last year and my husband didn't seem to big on the idea of our room being yellow...I decided next best thing would be the girls having a yellow room. So here are the accents I did.... I love this saying!
Here is Kamili's spot. The large frame with the flowers is actually a magnet board. each of the girls have one for their art!

And Makai's spot!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Thank yous!

So as you saw in a post a few weeks back, my stamper club had a little shower for me. I posted some pictures of the cute cards and bags they decorated for me! So now it is time to say thank you! Here are the cards I came up with. I absolutely think this monkey is one of the cutest stamps! I am crossing my fingers he comes back!!! The card is very simple, but between two little girls coming in my craft room and cutting up my perfectly good card stock, and a little boy wanting to eat every 1/2 hour...this is what I could handle today:)

An Award!

A fellow crazy stampin lady...Julie gave me this sunshine award! Thanks Julie!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Decor Elements

I love our decor elements. I have to say being an interior designer I wasn't huge on the idea at first. I had seen so many in the stores that I didn't like (and a few that I did) that I was worried they weren't going to look great. Well I fell in love with them! Here is a picture of my hallway, unfortunately since it is a hallway I couldn't get a good straight shot. I have a set of the chocolate chip Manhattan flowers and a set of kraft up. The kraft really appear as a water mark or tone on tone since my wall color is almost the same color. Here is a close up of the flowers, you can kind of see the kraft one in this picture!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Blog Candy Winner!!!

Here is her comment.

Heidi- I just love your creations! So glad you have a blog now so I can keep up with them on a regular basis. ;) Thanks for sharing pics of the kids, too. Welcome Zavian! How crazy is 3? Are you surviving? Congrats!

Thank you all for playing!

Digital cards

I have always been a fan of those digital cards that you can purchase just about anywhere these days, I used to get mine of the girls all the time at picture people. Now it is great to be able to make my own! Here is a picture I turned into a digital card. It is all the three and my sisters three on Easter. It is a tradition to put the baby ( or in this case babies) in the basket for the pictures...we now have all six kids pictures.
The next card I made was Zavian's birth announcements. I figured with three kids now the chances of actually hand making twenty cards within the next week was not going to happen. So I went digital, and I am very happy I did! Hope you enjoy these cards!

Monday, April 12, 2010

The color renovation!

Such exciting news from stampin' up! New colors!!!
As sad as I will be to see some go, I can not wait to start playing with riding hood red again!!
Here is the chart and the colors are listed below. Five new colors :
Daffodil Delight
Cajun Craze
Early Espresso
Cherry Cobbler
Marina Mist

In Colors that are coming back:
Melon Mambo
Rich Razzleberry
Pacific Point
Tangerine Tango
Wild Wasabi
River Rock
Soft Suede
Riding Hood Red
Pink Pirouette
Baja Breeze

Retiring current colors:
Almost Amethyst
Lavender Lace
Pale Plum
Lovely Lilac
Orchid Opulence
Apricot Appeal
Going Grey
Ballet Blue
Barely Banana
Blush Blossom
Bordering Blue
Brilliant Blue
Brocade Blue
Cameo Coral
Close to Cocoa
Creamy Carmel
Gable Green
Glorious Green
Green Galore
Handsome Hunter
Mellow Moss
Only Orange
Pink Passion
Pixie Pink
Really Rust
Ruby Red
Sage Shadow
Summer Sun
YoYo Yellow
Taken with Teal

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Fabric Banner

I friend of mine just had a little girl, she did the entire room in lady bugs, so I thought I would make her a banner with her daughters name. I used the big shot and dies to create the pendant and letters. Here is a close up of the A- The ladybug is cut from the scallop on the pendant die and a medium circle die, I hand cut the wings, and added buttons!

Friday, April 9, 2010

My Girls

So for our kids birthdays we always go and take pictures. Since Makai had just turned two, I wanted to get them done before Mr. Zavian arrived. That way we could spread out the "terrifying" experience that Makai is convinced picture taking is! So here is the main shot I chose of Makai. If you know my sassy little thing, you know this picture fits her personality perfectly! I just love those big brown eyes!!!
And if you know my little "model" Kamili, you know there was no way Makai was getting her picture taken and Kamili wasn't! So I got them both done. Look at my babies curls!! I would die for that hair!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

April Challenge Card

So my mom won the challenge for the month last time around. She came up with the idea that for our next challenge we had to "copy" a card out of the current mini or catty but change the colors and change the set. I took the card from the front cover of the current mini, and came up with this spin on it! Some how I ended up wining the challenge. SO for next month the challenge is ....
Make your best card with Brown, Orange, Blue, and White OR Vanilla only. The card size must be 3x6 and can be any style fold.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Shutter Card

So a few months ago the challenge was a shutter card. Here is what I came up with! We were supposed to make it with Black, White, Red and Pink...and so I did! I just chose to put the pink on the back!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Thank you SSS

This is the cute gift my secret sister gave me this month! I love this set and she did such a great job! I love how everything matches so perfect!

This picture does not do the cuteness of this justice, but I wanted to show off what she made for me. This is a picture of two onesies, one with a monkey and one with a fox. They are made from felt and hand sewn around. The larger monkey is on a blanket. They are SO cute and so well done! Thanks SSS!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Rattle Card

On Saturday I got this cute card in the mail from my sideline Toni. I absolutely love this set and this card is so cute! She included two little butterfly toys for my girls-which they love! Thanks for thinking of us Toni!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Upcoming Events

7:00 – 9:30 pm
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Maureen's Home in Simi Valley
We'll be making 6 Cards (2 each of 3 different designs) using the Vintage Vogue stamp set from the current Occasions mini that expires on April 30, 2010. This is a wonderfully versatile stamp set that you'll want to have for your own. Purchase bonus available if you attend - purchase the Vintage Vogue Stamp set and get three yards of your favorite color 5/8" Satin Ribbon (in the mini) for FREE. This ribbon works perfectly with the elegance of this set.On-time drawing at 7:05 PMCost: $15.00 - Limit 12 spots - RSVP to hold your spot.
1:00 -4:00 PM
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Maureen’s Home in Simi Valley
Join us for a fun and fascinating class where you'll learn all about your Big Shot and the wonderful tool it will be for all your crafting projects. This class is for you whether or not you currently own a Big Shot. If you do own one, please plan to bring it with your cutting plates and multi-purpose pad. You'll be provided with information on the Big Shot, tips on usage and you'll get to make five different projects using your big shot using different materials and dies.NOTE: If you have purchased your Big Shot from me you are entitled to a FREE Big Shot class,so if you did not make it to my last one - here's your chance. If you don't own the Big Shot yet,and decide at this class to purchase it, your entire $25.00 fee will be applied to your purchase of the Big Shot on the day of the class.On-time drawing at 1:05 PMCost: $25.00 - Limit: 6 spots - RSVP to hold your spot.
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Heidi’s Home in Thousand Oaks
We'll be making three projects that are suitable for gift giving to a Mom, Sister, girl-friend or any special lady - perfect for Mother's Day gift giving. Purchase bonus available if you attend - purchase the "With All My Heart" Stamp Set and get a 6x6" sampler packet of the Sending Love Speciality DSP (in the mini) for FREE. This DSP coordinates perfectly with this stamp set.On-time drawing at 7:05 PMCost: $20.00 - Limit: 12 spots - RSVP to hold your spot.
*Events Co-sponsored by:
Stampin’ Up! Manager and Independent Demonstrator – Maureen Rauchfuss
Stampin’ Up! Sr. Supervisor and Independent Demonstrator - Heidi King
Exact location information and directions will be provided when you RSVP
*Stamp Camp and Class Cancellation Policy -
If you cancel your reservation at least 48 hours in advance of the event there will be no cost to you. If you cancel within that 48 hours I will try and place someone from the waiting list, and if that works there will be no charge to you; otherwise you will be responsible for the class fee but you will receive the materials packet (with pictures by email) to make your projects. Stamping will not be done for you, so you may need to adjust the project slightly using what stamps you have available.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Zavian 1 wk

So call it mothers love, but I think he is a cutie! Now that he has his eyes open a bit more I wanted to get a new picture out to you!

Blog Candy!!!! I took a few days off from blogging to spend with my new little one! I have to say, holding a brand new baby is one of the greatest things to do with your time! I am enjoying every minute of him.
But I figure since I have been a bit MIA I would kick it back off with a bit of blog candy...and actual candy :) Leave me a comment and I will enter you in the drawing. You will get this tin, decorated and filled with Hershey Kisses along with this frame I altered. Have a friend visit my blog and leave a comment(make sure they mention your name) and you will be entered again, and of course so will they. Make sure to leave your email so I can let you know if you won! Happy Blogging!