Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Blog Hop! Welcome…


Welcome to the celebration. If you've arrived here from Lorraine's Blog then you are in the right place. If you just happened upon this post, please start at the beginning over at Crafting with Natasha to join in. Each stop along the way has a "secret word" that you will need for a chance to win the prize. After you've hop to each stop, you will need to email Natasha ( the answer to the "secret phrase". You have until 11:59PM EST on January 6th to enter to win. Winner will be announced on January 7th.


Now that the nitty gritty stuff is out of the way, lets get to some fun creations… My first project is our daughter's birth announcement.  I made 80 of these to share with friends, family, and even some special customers!  DSC_0521 Each one was scored using the Simply Score tool, stamped with VersaMark using Stampin’ Up!’s background stamp “ Distressed Dots” then heat embossed with Melon Mambo embossing powder!  Printed the “announcement “ part on Very Vanilla Cardstock, layered it on Basic Gray and attached them to the Basic Black base.  I layered the photo of Addison on Melon Mambo cardstock.  I closed it with Very Vanilla Seam Binding ribbon and an adorable tag using the “welcome, baby” stamp from the Little Additions stamp set layered on Basic Gray. Then I had to add some sparkle, so I spritzed each one with a shimmer paint/rubbing alcohol mixture.   I just love the way this style card opens and yet still fits in a standard envelope!



Then, with a New Baby, comes gifts… so one needs thank you cards that match, right?  Well here is what I came up with to simplify it,  I made 80 of these as well!


I used Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, and Basic Gray Cardstock, small heart punch,  circle punches, Melon Mambo ribbon, Melon Mambo Classic Ink and the “Thank you” stamp set from Curly Cute!

How would you like to win a pack of 10 of these thank you cards? Leave a comment below and I’ll randomly pick a winner.  Make sure to add your email address!

Thank you for stopping by to see our “NEW” addition and the fun creations to help welcome Addison!  If you like what you saw, please leave a comment below and a don’t forget to email your answer to the secret phrase to

My secret word is “year”

Happy Stamping!

Heather :-)


  1. Oh Heather, these are amazing! Thank you again for being part of the blog hop.

  2. fun project ...TFS!!!


  3. Very pretty wow can't believe you made that many!! They look amazing!! I am a new follower, thanks for the chance to win!!
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  4. So adorable!! I love how they match! I am a new follower :)

    cherie.goyer at

  5. WOW your announcements and thank you cards are beautiful. Love th colors! TFS
    Big Blog Hugs! Janet

  6. I love the announcement. The sweet little baby inside really makes it shine!

  7. What a sweet baby announcement. Your thank you card is great also. TFS.

  8. Beautiful baby and great projects!

  9. Love the cards for the beautiful baby!! Love the blog hop too!!! LOL
    Jackie x

  10. cute projects!

  11. Wow so lovely!! where did you get the energy to come up with so many of them!

  12. That is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I am a new follower! Have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim
    kimnsammy at gmail dot com

  13. Congrats on the new addition. Your birth announcements are gorgeous. Love the thank you cards too. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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