Statement of the Heart

"To love what we do and share what we love,as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments... in this we make a difference!"

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Lisa's Shoe

Here's Lisa's shoe - she's done hers a little different, using DSP.  And although Lisa say's she had trouble with it I think she done a fantastic job!!!  LOVE the bling!!  Check out Lisa's Blog and see all the scrapping she's been up to lately.

Friday, 26 September 2008

Inspiration - Punch Owl by Sharlene T

Isn't he just the cutest?!!  I happened to 'hop' onto Sharlene's blog and she's made this cute little owl card using punches.

Karen's Embossing Challenge Entry

Here's Karen's entry for the Embossing Challenge.  Her upline's very lucky to be receiving this for her birthday.  Check out the close up on Karen's blog The INKredible Journey.

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Another Shoe by Susan

Susan's still busy making shoes - this one is also very cute, perfect for Spring.  I've made another shoe but unfortunately I've given it away without taking a photo.  You'll all have to enjoy Susan's instead.

Inspiration- Bodacious by Sharlene M

I love this card - just check out all the layers!  Sharlene created this gorgeous card for the latest KWerner Colour Challenge and she's done a fab job.  Check out the close up on Sharlene's blog Magpie Creates

Sarah's Embossing Challenge card

It's been forever since I gave my heat tool a workout! Here's a little quickie I whipped up last night and I'm addicted to embossing all over again! Like lots of stampers, heat embossing was what got me hooked on stamping (I started out using my toaster as a heat source!) For all the "how to make it" details, please see my blog: thINKingstamps Thanks for the fun challenge Trudi!

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Inspiration - Thinking of You by Stevie

I had time for a quick click or two round the blog world this morning...and spotted this beauty by Stevie. Isn't it gorgeous? I especially love the glitter accent (and that she managed to get the glitter to show up in the photo!) I can't believe I've had this set sitting there uninked - thanks for a great idea on using that large image Stevie!

To see more of Stevies work, please visit Create with Stevie

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Inspiration - 3 For You by Sarah

Sarah has to be one of my favourite designers and best of all she's a Kiwi demo.  I love how simple this card is and it's made even simpler with the Three For You Punch Box.  Check out more of what you can create with the Punch Box on Sarah's blog thINKing stamps.

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Inspiration - Sparkly Christmas by Denise

I had a final blog hop before bed, and had to post this card.  Isn't it just soo pretty, it's yet another added to my desktop.  I found it on Karen's blog and was created by Denise Ibbett.  Check out more on Karen's Blog.

Happy Birthday Michelle!!!

Happy Birthday to Michelle!  

She's a great upline and an even better friend.
Michelle I hope you enjoyed your day of coffee and sun.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Diane's Sketch Challenge Entry

Ohh I almost missed this one. Diane's email got lost somewhere along the way. Thank goodness she emailed me again today.

Here's Diane's Sketch Challenge card.

Diane's used the 'rock and roll technique' to stamp her image. It's a great easy way to add two colours to an image and give it more depth. Check out the rest of Diane's blog HERE.

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Kim's Shoe

Kim also belongs to Michelle's stamp club.  This is the shoe that she made.  Even though we all used the same template and base colour it was great to see how everyone's shoes turned out so differently.  And check out the matching handbag card - what more could a girl ask for?

Over the last few days I've emailed out the template to at least 20 people, so I can't wait to see what you all come up with.

Check out what else Kim's been up to on her blog INKin Fun.

Embossing Challenge -Tracey's Entry

Isn't this card adorable!  I love how the background glitters and sparkles!  This very cute card was made by the talented Tracey.  Check out more of her creations at Stamping All Seasons.

Friday, 12 September 2008

Susan's Shoe

Aren't shoes the greatest?  Since I've had children my clothing has gone up a size or 3 but my shoes are still the same size (YAY!!).

Here's Susan's shoe, she's used Choc Chip Cardstock and Rose Red Prints DSP and the gorgeous Purely Pomegranate Ribbon.

I hope this inspires all of those who I've emailed the template to, to have a go.


Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Another Shoe

And to help motivate you I made another shoe...

3D Shoe 01

I can't wait to see what you all come up with...

Trudi's Embossing Challenge Entry

I thought I'd better enter my own challenge - so better late than never...

Season of Joy 03a

For more details check out my blog Made By Me.

The Shoe Challenge!!

I know we've already got a couple of challenges going, of which I need to get my A into G and do them.  Here's another!... something different...

A Shoe Challenge - I'm not the only one who loves shoes and I got to make one today.  Have a go at your own, you can use the same template I did or make your own.  

Be creative and have fun with it, get busy with the bling!

Email me or link your entries under comments and for if you want the template email me. (my email addy has changed but the old one still works as well).

Inspiration - Definitely NOT Basic by Karen

I've had this card saved to my desktop for a little while, I keep meaning to post it as an Inspiration Card, but life just keeps getting in the way - I know you all how it goes.  So finally here it is.  I love everything about Karen's card, the colours, the layout, the pretties...

You can see a close up and the details on Karen's blog The INKredible Journey.

Saturday, 6 September 2008

It's Maori Mate - Embossing Challenge by Katrina

I got a lovely surprise tonight when I got home from work.  I received an email from Katrina a Kiwi lady over in Aussie.  She's been busy making these gorgeous cards - so nice to see she's been thinking of home and using the Kiwi themed set.

Stamps - It's Maori Mate, Pure & Simple Alphabet
Cardstock - Going Grey, Basic Grey, Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink - Versamark
Accessories - Silver EP, Corner Punch

Thanks for entering Katrina, I hope your workshops go well, if all your cards are as stunning as this I'm sure they will.

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Inspiration - One for the Boys and one for the Girls by Lisa

I couldn't decide which of Lisa's creations to post, so I've posted both!!  

The first is a sweet little box made with Cute as a Bug which is great for both boys and girls and the second is a great pull out card which I'm sure you could easily switch out the colours to suit guys as well.  To check out the details of the amazing projects go visit Lisa's Blog Stampin' Up! With Lisa.  

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Embossing Challenge - Diane's Entry

Yay! Finally back online, I had to sit on the phone listening to Kenny G (or something) for an hour before I finally got to talk to an actual person.

So finally here's Diane's card that she made for the Embossing Challenge.  I love how the butterflies pop up and how she's used the vellum.  Check out the details for Diane's card on her blog for the love of paper.