Monday, June 29, 2009


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Blogger Gigi said...

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June 24, 2009 11:12 PM

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Birthday Fishes! (July Card Swap)

I have to make this real quick, because we're on our way to our son and new daughter-in-law's for supper.

This is the card for our stampin' club swap for next month. The theme was "wet", any interpretation, birthday card, with 2 layers and an embellishment.

I sponged VersaMagic Ocean Depth on the background and stamped the swirly seaweed in VersaMagic Hint of Pesto on Neenah
Solar White cardstock. The little bubbles were stamped in CTMH Heavenly Blue.

The fish were stamped and reverse stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers. The glued-on party hats were also colored with Copics. Little "Sun" Swarovski crystals are their eyes. I just had to add some bling, lol. After they were cut out, they were "popped" from the background with Stampin' Dimensionals.

The sentiment was printed on my computer (the font is called Curlz), cut with a small Nesties Deckled Rectangle die, inked on the edge, and "popped", like the fish. The ribbon is supposed to be seaweed (or maybe a sea urchin, lol). I just knotted it and then cut the end to make it fray a bit. It's held on with little Glue Dots under each knot.

I found the crushed shells in the floral department at Michael's - I think they're used in the bottom of vases, but as soon as I saw the bag (and a good-sized bag, at that!) I knew what I was going to use them for! The blue-green "coral" was cut with a Martha Stewart punch and glued down with JudiKins Diamond Glaze.

Cardstock: Neeneh Solar White
Designer Paper: Sandylion

Stamps: Fish & Seaweed-SU Ocean Commotion, Party hat- SU Favorite Teddy Bear, Bubbles-
Hero Arts Sea Life
Sentiment: printed on computer

Inks: Memento, VersaMagic, CTMH

Embellies: Offray ribbon,
Swarovski Crystals, crushed shells (Decor Sand), Martha Stewart punch, Nestabilties Small Deckled Rectangle

Friday, June 26, 2009

Christmas in June

Okay, okay, I'm well aware that Christmas in May didn't happen here at Heart's Delight, so to make up for it, I'm making eight of these cards, instead of my usual four per month. I'll still be on track for getting Christmas cards sent on time this year....with one teeny-tiny problem. It's miniscule, really. When I figured out how many cards I needed to make on a monthly basis, I didn't know I'd be getting to know so many new card-swapping friends this year. I think what I really have to do now is make six or eight Christmas cards per month. Just need to find the time, LOL!

For a while, I wasn't too pleased with the way this card was looking, because it started out really too plain. I just kept adding to it, starting with VersaMark swirls on the Real Red cardstock base. That was a good beginning, but the white layer on top of it lacked something. Edging it with the snowflake border punch added some more detail, but it still needed a little more. I didn't want more red swirls on the main white background, so I stamped the swirls with the VersaMark and heat embossed with JudiKins Clear Detail embossing powder. Subtle, but nice. I don't know how well you can see it in the photos.

The main image, from Stampin' Up! was stamped in Real Red Classic ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock, then cut and embossed with a Nestabilities Labels Four die. I used the next larger die to cut/emboss some Real Red cardstock, and the next larger die to cut more Solar White cardstock. Swirls were stamped on that last layer in red ink, and the edges were also inked.

The sentiment, from the same SU set, was cut with the SU large oval punch. The edges were inked and I used the Making Memories slot punch tool for the holes through which the ribbon was threaded. The edge of the die-cut image was glittered with Martha Stewart Crystal Fine glitter, as was some of the image, and red pearls from Sally completed it!

Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Real Red, Neenah Solar White
Stamps: Main image and sentiment- Stampin' Up! 'To You & Yours', Background swirls- Inkadinkado 'Warm Holiday Wishes'
Ink: Stampin' Up! Real red Classic, VersaMark
Embellishments and tools used: ribbon from Michael's, glitter- Martha Stewart, JudiKins Clear Detail EP, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, Fiskars snowflake punch, SU oval punch, Marvy Uchida corner punch, Nestabilities Labels Four dies (run through the Cuttlebug), SU Stampin' Dimensionals popped the image up, Making Memories slot punch tool, Sally's pearls

Thursday, June 25, 2009

It's 5,000 Hit Candy Time!!!


If I did this correctly, the blog candy will stay at the top of my blog until Sunday at 9:00 p.m. To see newer posts, please scroll down!

Edited to add: I'm extending the deadline until Sunday at 9:00 p.m. Pacific.

I just now noticed my little blog has passed 5,000 hits, so to celebrate that fact, and as a thank you to all of you who come to visit, here is a chance for one of you to win some candy. All you have to do is:

Put a link to my candy on your blog, and leave a comment with a link to your
blog here.

If you don't have a blog, then become a follower of Heart's Delight (see link on the right).


If you can't become a follower (why not, for pity's sake?), just comment on something you like about this blog, and be sure to leave your name and a way for me to contact you.

The rules are simple - one entry per person, please, and no "anonymous" entries, otherwise how will I know who won? :-)

The entry deadline is Friday, June 26th Sunday, June 28th at 9:00 p.m. Pacific time. The winner will be chosen by and announced here Saturday Monday morning.

Thanks for stopping by, and good luck!

The candy list (I may add more candy later this week, so be sure to check back!):
  • 1 K & Company Designer Mat Pad
  • 1 Pearlescent water colors set (16 colors)
  • 1 pk. Creative Impressions sheer blossoms and leaves
  • 1 pk. Darice self-adhesive rhinestones - flowers and butterflies
  • 1 pk. Darice self-adhesive rhinestones - round
  • 3 rolls ribbon
  • 2 Hero Arts pigment ink cubes - turquoise and lilac
  • 1 VersaMark ink cube
  • Pk. of 8 antique gold heart charms
  • 1 EK Success 2 Way Glue Pen
  • 1 pk. EK Success 3D Dots (adhesive foam dots)
  • Provo Craft tiny scallop scissors

Saturday, June 20, 2009

J & K Wedding

I'm just getting around to posting this card that I made for my son and his bride. I got my inspiration from this card at Waltzingmouse Makes. I just adore the knotted ribbon border! (I apologize for the card looking so dark. I even lightened it some in PhotoShop. *sigh*)

The image in the center looks very similar to the ones they had on their wedding invitations, so that's why I used it.

The instructions for making the ribbon border card are at the link above. Here's another card Claire made with the ribbon border. It's so darn cute!

Here's the happy couple! >>>>

Cardstock: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cover, DCWV black
Stamps: Image- Hampton Art Carpe Diem 1, Sentiment- Inkadinkado Wedding
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
Embellies: Nestabilities Long Rectangle, black 3/8" grosgrain ribbon

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wow, 34 Years!

Monday my husband and I celebrated our 34th anniversary. Yeah, I know - hard to believe that young woman pictured on the right is really old enough to be married that long! *snort* I was a baby when I got married....yeah, that's the ticket. I was a baby, and my parents arranged it. What? You're not buying that bullsh cockamamie story? Well, it was worth a try. ;-)

It's amazing to me that I have spent well over half my life with this wonderful man. I remember the butterflies I had when we were planning to get married.... wondering if I was capable of being in a relationship for longer than two years (my previous experience); what if we ran out of things to talk about, what if we got tired of each other? I guess I know the answer to that now.

What I couldn't know then was how love can grow and deepen, and continue to grow, even after all those years. I am so blessed that we found each other. I am blessed to have someone to share life's adventures with, that we are so compatible (we rarely have disagreements, and never fight!), that his touch still thrills me, that he shows his love for me every day in a myriad of little ways, and that I am totally secure in his love. He is my best friend (not to be confused with my BFF Barb!).

Thank you, babe, for the first 34 years. I'm looking forward to the next 34!!!

Cardstock: SU Whisper White and Tempting Turguoise
Stamps: Image- Scrappy Cat 'Sparkle Flourish', Sentiment- H&M Stamps 'Our Love'
Ink: SU Tempting Turquoise Craft
Embellies: adhesive rhinestones, Nestabilities rectangle die

June Card Swap

The theme for this month's Crazy Card Swappers (part of the SU monthly stamp club) was to make a masculine birthday card (for age 16 or older), and we either had to use 3 different punches, or one punch three different ways. What the...?! Well, since I have a brain fart very little imagination when it comes to punches, there was no way I could think of three ways to use one punch, so I opted for the three different punch look. ;-)

I did use the tag punch a bit differently. Instead of punching a tag, I punched a tag-shaped hole and stamped the " 2 U " inside after inking the edges with SU Chocolate Chip craft ink. I also inked the edges of the punched circle and oval with the CC ink. I'm loving that
Parisian Breeze Specialty Designer Series Paper frpm Stampin' Up! It's really nice, heavy textured cardstock, with lovely coplors/patterns. Too bad it's being discontinued, because of the new In Colors coming out.

Anyhoooo, I thought this would do for a young man's birthday. Gosh, I do struggle with masculine cards. Wonder if I will ever outgrow it?

Have a lovely week!

Cardstock: SU Whisper White and Kraft
Parisian Breeze
Stamps: Star and sentiment from "Just So Sporty" and "Little Tees" by Melanie Muenchinger, manufactured by Gina K. Designs
Inks: SU Chocolate Chip (sentiments), VersaMark (stars)
Punches: Stampin' Up! small tag, large oval, 1" circle
Ribbon, Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip ¼" grosgrain

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I'm Still Here!

I haven't gotten lost, but I am having a hard time getting into my stampin' room! Today I'm making a batch of kosher dill pickles with cucumbers from the garden. (BTW, need any zucchini? LOL) If I have time, I'm going to get a batch of boysenberry jelly made, because the boysenberry plant we got last year is producing like crazy. THEN, if I have time, I plan a quick foray into the stamp cave to get creative.

I do have a couple of cards to post, hopefully later today. Meanwhile, please check out the new Waltzing Mouse Makes... blog I've added to the "Some Inspiration" list on the right. Claire Brennan is fantastically creative, and I can't wait to try some of her tutorials!