Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Funday Winner, and New Challenge

Thank you to all who joined in the last challenge, which was using a non-traditional color on a Valentine project.  There were some really lovely entries!  I love seeing what other people make (who are far more creative than I), because it inspires me to CASE them be more creative myself! ;-)

I know you are all waiting with bated breath to see who is the winner of the fabulous *snort* prize, so without further ado (drumroll please) has selected

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2010-02-26 17:48:44 UTC
There were 5 entries, and number 3 was Becky Jensen.  Congratulations, Becky! Please email your address so I can send your prize.
Here is this week's Friday Funday Challenge.  It's a sketch, and the only requirement is you must emboss the background, either with heat embossing or dry embossing.  Any color scheme and any occasion is okay! I try to make it easy on you guys..... ain't I a sweetie? It's just 'cuz I love you all so much!Free Smiley Courtesy of

So, once again, please use Mr. Linky to post your creation.  If Mr. Linky is misbehaving, I'll slap him around a bit please post a comment with the link there.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Just a reminder that the last Friday Funday Challenge ends day after tomorrow.  We only have two entries, so far.  Someone is going to win the Classic Stampin' ink pad and mini bird houses.  It might as well be YOU!  Won't you please play along?  You probably already have a card that qualifies!!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Hello, Baby!

So, did you all enjoy the Stampin' Addicts Birthday Blog Hop?  The creativity of the SA members never ceases to amaze me!  If you haven't already done so, please visit Stampin' Addicts, and become a member.  It's FREE and it's dedicated to supporting Stampin' Up! stampers and demonstrators.  Our motto is "Positively Creative! Positively Stampin' Up!"

I really wish you could see this baby card IRL.  The colors look so much better than my poor photography skills show.  This looks so washed out for some reason.

I realized the other day that I've only made ONE(!) baby card since I started this card-making adventure, and that was pre-Stampin' Up days.  (It was really cute, though - it had baby bracelet beads an' everything!)  I wanted to make a gender-neutral card, so I used Apricot Appeal and Certainly Celery. The tres adorable monkey is from the Fox and Friends stamp set in the Occasions Mini.

What do you think?  Does this qualify as a CAS (clean and simple) card?

Stamps: Fox & Friends, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Perfect Polka-Dots Textured Impressions Die, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Certainly Celery Button (Fresh Favorites I)

Saturday, February 20, 2010


Greetings, welcome to the hop, and a big thank you for stopping by today!  Stampin' Addicts, a forum of friendly folks dedicated to all things Stampin' Up!, is celebrating its one year anniversary with this birthday blog hop.  We hope you are enjoying the tour so far, and will take the time to visit Stampin' Addicts after you finish the tour, and maybe even participate in the Stamp Jam this weekend!

This is stop #8 on the tour, and if you are following the tour in order, you just left Holly's blog, InkPaperStamps, where she showed some manly birthday items.  Wasn't that grill amazing?! If you happened to stumble on the hop through my blog, just keep clicking the links at the bottom of each blogger's post until you get back here.  I assure you, you will be amazed and inspired by the creativity!  The hop starts Saturday (2/20) at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time and runs until Sunday (2/21) at midnight.
Today I am featuring some feminine birthday cards, and an altered box.  (A complete list of materials used in each project will be at the bottom of this post.)  The pink striped paper in the first card, shown above, is from the 'Welcome Neighbor' Designer Series Paper Pad, which is a FREE item you can get with a qualifying purchase during Stampin' Up!'s Sale-A-Bration, through March 31st.  There is an awesome variety of designs in that 72 sheet pad!  The image stamp set, and the sentiment stamp set, as well as the Scallop Trim Border Punch used to make the mat, were also freebies from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Do you see a pattern here?  Free is GOOD!
Up next is a 3D flower card.  I've seen these flowers on several blogs and, being a gardener, fell in love with them!  One can't help but feel that Spring is just around the corner when you see them.  They're easy-peasy to make, too, using the Scallop Circle Punch!
The third card, above, is meant to be given with the gift box, below.  The Water Lilies were made with the flower dies in the Birds & Blooms Sizzlits Die set.  The box was a clearance item (only a buck!), which was altered with Designer Paper and the same Water Lilies.
I hope you have enjoyed your stop here at Heart's Delight Cards.  If you have any questions or comments, I'd love to hear from you!!!  Up next on the Birthday Blog Tour is Sara's Lily's Ink Pad.  She has an "announcement" to make!

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First Card, Birthday Cake
Stamps: Happy Moments (FREE Sale-A-Bration item) and Whimsical Words (another FREE Sale-A-Bration item)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Rose Red, Welcome Neighbor Designer Series Paper (FREE Sale-A-Bration item)
Ink: Black StazOn, Barely Banana Stampin' Write Marker, Regal Rose Stampin' Write Marker, Pretty In Pink Stampin' Write Marker, So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch (FREE Sale-A-Bration item), Scallop Trim Corner Punch, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Perfect Polka-Dots Textured Impressions Die

Second Card, 3D Flower
Stamp: Well Scripted
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch (FREE Sale-A-Bration item), Scallop Trim Corner Punch, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Perfect Polka-Dots Textured Impressions Die, Certainly Celery 5/8 inch Satin Ribbon

Third Card, Water Lily
Stamp: For All You Do, Vintage Labels (FREE Sale-A-Bration item)
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Pretty In Pink, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Die, Birds & Blooms Sizzlits Die, Word Window Punch, 1/8" Circle Punch, 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon (dyed with Certainly Celery Classic ink pad), Pretty In Pink Corduroy Button, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter

Gift Box
Stamp: Vintage Labels (FREE Sale-A-Bration item)
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Basic Black, Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper
Ink: Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Die, Birds & Blooms Sizzlits Die, Swirls Scribbles Sizzlits Die, Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1/8" Circle Punch, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter, Pretty In Pink Corduroy Buttons, gift box

Friday, February 19, 2010

A Rose is a Rose

More 'Thank You' cards going out.  I have a lot to be thankful for!  I heat embossed the rose with clear EP on Shimmery White cardstock and colored with Classic ink and blender pens.  The leaves were heat embossed with gold EP.  The idea wasn't mine!  I "borrowed" it from Sandi McIver.  She's so creative!!!

Stamps: Rose-Fifth Avenue Floral, Leaves-Autumn Splendor (Holiday Mini catalog), Sentiment-Thank You Kindly (FREE Sale-A-Bration item!)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Shimmery White
Inks: Pretty In Pink, Real Red, and Rose Red Classic Stampin' Pads
Accessories: Modern Label Punch, Vary Vanilla 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware ribbon slide, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Perfect Polka-Dots Textured Impressions Die, Crystal Clear and Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Durango Birthday

A couple of days ago, I got together with my upline to plan some cards for a presentation.  (We have so much fun stamping together!)  Anyhoo, this is similar to one of the cards we made.  I dressed it up a bit with a Chocolate Chip Corduroy Button.  You will be seeing a similar card (& much more), WAY more "dressed up" for the Stampin' Addict's Birthday Blog Hop this weekend!

Stampin' Addicts is celebrating its first birthday this weekend, so 23 talented card-makin' bloggers (plus yours truly) will be showing a variety of birthday themes, from boys to girls, babies to teens, and masculine to feminine; from birthday gift ensembles to a "crunchy mama earth lovin' recycled kind of birthday".  Come and be's sure to be amazing, so please tell all your stamping friends, too!

Stamps: For All You Do, Vintage Labels (FREE Sale-A-Bration item!)
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Whisper White
Ink: Dusty Durango, Old Olive, Basic Black
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 1/4 inch Grosgrain Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Corduroy Button, Word Window Punch, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Die, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Big Shot Purse

I just had to hop on the bandwagon and make one of these splendid little shabby-chic purses!  It was so quick and easy, using the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (#113439) and the Scallop Square Clear Bigz Die (#115950) to cut out the squares, that I'm thinking about Christmas presents already!  And not just purses for the women in my life.  I think I could put together a bunch of lap quilts in a jiffy.  The hardest part of the whole process, for me, was stitching a straight line diagonally from corner to opposing corner. ;-)

The die will cut EIGHT layers of quilt cotton at a time, so you can really mass produce lots of squares to sew together!

I wanted the purse to be black, white and turquoise, and while I was shopping for the fabric, I found the turquoise dragonfly print, and then found the perfect button for the clasp!  Too cute, huh?
You can order the tools you need to make this purse from me (except the fabric and sewing machine, of course) by clicking on the "Shop Now" Catalog on the upper right.  If you order a Big Shot and/or the Scallop Square Die from me, either through my business website or by contacting me directly, I will send detailed, illustrated instructions for making this purse.  Come one, you know you want to make it!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Funday Color Challenge

Today's challenge is to make a Valentine (card, treat box, or whatever) and incorporate a non-traditional color. It's okay to use the traditional red, pink and/or white....just add another color!  Here's my take on it:
Use Mr. Linky to post the link to your creation, and please leave a comment.  This week, because it's my birthday week, and my blog is approaching 15,000 hits, I've decided to add a prize for one lucky participant!  The prize is a brand new, unopened Rose Red Classic Stampin' Pad, and two little birdhouses made with the Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch (pg. 11 Occasions Mini catalog) and the Mini Milk Carton Bigz L Die (pg. 23 Occasions Mini).
This challenge will run for two weeks, because next Friday is the Stampin' Addicts Birthday Blog Hop, woohoo!  So I will use to choose a winner on February 26th, and post a new challenge then.  Good luck!!!
Apparently Mr. Linky is being stinky again, so just leave a comment with the link to your creation.
Stamp: A Happy Heart
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Night of Navy, Shimmery White
Ink: Real Red, Night of Navy
Accessories: Perfect Polka-Dots Textured Impressions die, Big Shot, Real Red 1/4 inch Grosgrain Ribbon, Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Crystal Stickers

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Fifth Avenue Bleach

Did that title get your attention?  LOL!  I'm toying with a quick and easy card for an upcoming workshop.  This technique is kind of neat.  Heat emboss the image with clear embossing powder on Pretty in Pink, then paint bleach on the image, staying inside the lines.  Like magic, the rose turns a beautiful creamy white.  I used a blender pen with a Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad to highlight around the outer edges, and add some depth to the rose petals.

This one would be fun to do in a workshop, because it involves three techniques; heat embossing, bleaching, and watercoloring with the blender pen. 

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Well Scripted
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: VersaMark, Basic Black, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Heat Tool, Crystal Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder, Horizontal Slot Punch, Pretty in Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Blender Pens, paintbrush, Swarovski Crystal, bleach

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Many Thanks

I had a wonderful birthday last weekend, and now I have a bunch of Thank You cards to make.  Here's one of them!

Stamps: Of the Earth (Hostess Level 1), Sweetheart
Cardstock: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay
DP: Welcome Neighbor Designer Series Paper Pad (FREE Sale-A-Bration item!)
Ink: Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Finial Press Textured Impressions Die, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, adhesive

Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday Funday - Sketch Challenge!

Thank you to the people who participated in last week's challenge!  This week I'm posting a sketch for you to follow.  You can use any colors or occasions, reverse the sketch, or make components larger or smaller.  I can't wait to see where your creativity leads....have fun!

More Birthdays

Well, I'm dancing around making my brother-in-law's card, because I just don't do "masculine" very well.  I really tried to tone down the glitz, frills, ribbons, bows, etc. on this card, but I still don't feel this is quite right for him.  I guess I'm going to have to break out the Loads of Love stamp set and make a truck card for him. ;-)

This card was inspired by Yapha Mason's question on Stampin' Addicts about uses for the Stampin' Up! Shimmer Paint n ow that the holidays are over.  I had suggested stamping an image in ink first, and then stamping with Frost White, slightly offset of the first image.  Then I had to try it for myself.  :-D

I stamped the dandelion hearts in Elegant Eggplant Classic ink on Lavender Lace cardstock, and then used the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to make sure the Frost White was ever-so-slightly offset.  The faux stitching was done with the Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, and Elegant Eggplant Stampin' Write Marker.

I have no idea what SU set the sentiment came from.  It's copyrighted from 2002.  I thought it was perfect for the dandelion image.  Didn't you used to make a wish before you blew the dandelion fluff when you were a child?  I sure did!  Now all I can think is "Eek!  More darn weeds in the lawn!"  Sucks to grow up, doesn't it?

Stamp: A Happy Heart
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Lavender Lace, So Saffron
DP: So Saffron Designer Series Paper
Ink: Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin' Pad and Elegant Eggplant Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories: Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets, Elegant Eggplant 1/4 inch Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, adhesive, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Sponge Daubers, 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch,  Distressing Tool

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Lots of Birthdays

We have a lot of birthdays coming up, so I've been on birthday card making mode.  I haven't decided who this one is going to.  (That's just in case one of my family members is peeking, lol.)

The image was spritzed with Frost White Shimmer mist to five the butterfly a glimmer.

Stamps: Vintage Vogue (Occasions Mini), Of the Earth (Hostess Level 1), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Old Olive
DP: Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, and Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pads
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Lots of Tags Sizzlits, Wide Oval Punch, Pinking Hearts Corner Punch, Word Window Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, ribbon

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Lots of Love

This card was inspired by a scrapbook page I saw on Lyssa Zwolanek's blog.  The hearts pouring out of the little Scallop Envelope were so adorable, I just had to incorporate them into a card. The card base is Very Vanilla...for some reason, on my monitor, it looks pale pink.  It isn't!

I finally got around to using the Jumbo Eyelets that I've had forever.  The new Real Red 5/8" Satin Ribbon was perfect for threading through the eyelet, and it's an absolute dream to tie a bow with that stuff.  I didn't even have to use a tool to make the bow look pretty!
The sentiment is layered on two Curly Label Punch Windows, and popped up on dimensionals.  The little embossed heart peeking out of the envelope was embossed in the Heart of Hearts Embosslits die and then glued to the inside of the edge of the envelope for more dimension.

Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts, Vintage Labels (FREE Sale-A-Bration item!), Grateful Greetings
Cardstock, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink
DP: Sending Love Specialty Designer Series Paper
Ink: Real Red Classic
Accessories: Real Red 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Scallop Envelope Bigz Die, Curly Label Punch Window, Curly Label Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Small Heart Punch, Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die, Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets, Stampin' Dimensionals, adhesive

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Christmas in January

Yes, I know it's February, but I made this card last month and forgot to post it.  I am continuing my personal challenge to make four Christmas cards per month between now and November, so I can mail them on time (which I did last Christmas, yay me!).

I thought I'd start the year with non-traditional colors, and I really like the clean, modern look of the combination of Sahara Sand, Black and White.  This card was very quick and easy to make, so I whipped out four of them in no time!

Stamp: Gifts of Christmas, Solid Stripes
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories: Basic Black 1/4 inch Grosgrain Ribbon, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool,
adhesive pearls

Monday, February 1, 2010

So Shelli Challenge "Bring on Spring!"

Shelli Gardner, one of the founders of Stampin' Up! is just about fed up with winter, and I don't blame her!  So her challenge this month is "Bring on Spring".  She's ready to see some bright spring colors, whether it be a card, tag, scrapbook page, or gift.

So, here is my humble entry.  When I think Spring, I think flowers and butterflies, so I went straight for the Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch and the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, both of which are in the new Occasions Mini Catalog.  Actually, if you look closely, you can see I used two other flower punches, as well.....the 5-Petal Flower and the Trio Flower. :-)

I spattered Orchid Opulence ink on the Orchid Opulence paper using the Color Spritzer Tool, and drew in some veins with the same color Stampin' Write Marker.  The edges of the petals were distressed and curled back a bit.  The stem and leaves were punched from the Extra Large Two-Step Bird punch using the birds' wing for the leaves.  Then I inked the leaf edges using Old Olive, and creased the vein with a stylus.
Anyone who has ever caught a butterfly knows about the shimmery dust on a butterfly's wings.  I tried to mimic that look by spritzing the butterflies with Frost White shimmer mist.  It probably doesn't show very well in the photo, but trust me, it shimmers!

Stamps: Sanded, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Whisper White, Barely Banana, Orchid Opulence, Green Galore, Elegant Eggplant, Summer Sun
Ink: Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin' Pad, Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad, Orchid Opulence Stampin' Write Marker 
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Perfect Polka-Dots Textured Impressions Die, Scallop Trim Border Punch (FREE with qualifying purchase during Sale-A-Bration!), Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch, Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch, 5-Petal Flower Punch, Trio Flower Punch, 1/8 inch Circle Punch, 1-1/4 inch Circle Punch, 1-3/8 inch Circle Punch, Color Spritzer Tool