Monday, February 6, 2017

Color Fusers Blog Hop- February

Hello everyone! Happy New Year since I haven't been able to wish you all that yet. Things have been so busy around here, both of my sisters are getting married this year so preparations are underway! 

Today, I'd like to welcome you to the Color Fusers Monthly Blog Hop! This month's colors are Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, and Peekaboo Peach. These were kind of a struggle for me at first. I wasn't sure what I could create with these colors, especially when I love putting green in each project I create 😉 Finally, I decided I'm always in need of thank you cards so I'll start with that. I recently purchased one of the new thank you sets, Thankful Thoughts (141522) and I just loved the font used for this thank you. I've also been trying to make my own backgrounds, they never turn out the way I wanted them to. The stamp set Gorgeous Grunge (130517) lets you have some freedom with your backgrounds. I really enjoy using this set on a variety of projects. I especially like the stripe stamp, it reminds me of a strip of washi tape. This way, you can customize it to whatever color you need it to be. I also decided to make a masculine and feminine version of this card. You never know who you may need to give a thank you to. I used Wink of Stella (141897) to add a bit of sparkle to the wings of the smaller butterflies. 

I hope you enjoyed these projects. Please follow the hop lineup at the bottom of this post for more inspiration. If you're interested in any of the products used, or any of the products that Stampin Up has to offer, please visit my website:

Have a great day and happy stamping :) 

Blog Hop Lineup:

Heather Osborne (you are here)

Monday, September 5, 2016

Color Fusers Blog Hop- September Part 1

Hello everyone and welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop! This month, we're using the colors; Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron, and Rich Razzleberry.
For my card today, I've created a birthday card! September is full of family member's birthdays, so I have been busy creating them. To create this card, I used a couple of different stamp sets and thinlits.
First, I used the Thoughtful Branches (144328) bundle to create the hydrangea with leaves. Then I used Jar of Love bundle (142342) to create the jar and bow. The stamp Just for You comes from Watercolor Wings (139424). Unfortunately, the Happy Birthday stamp comes from a retired set, but we have so many birthday stamps in our sets. In the search bar on the website, if you type in birthday, you'll find all of the possibilities.  Please visit my site here to purchase any of these products.

Thanks for stopping by today. Please make sure to visit everyone else's blogs to see the amazing projects they have created!

Heather Osborne (you are here)

Monday, August 15, 2016

Color Fusers Blog Hop: August Part 2

     Hello everyone! Thanks for joining us for another Color Fusers blog hop! Once again, we're highlighting the colors: Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate, and Watermelon Wonder.

Today I've created a birthday card using the stamp set Fresh Fruit (141770). This was a very simple card to make. I know how busy our schedules can be, so easy cards are the way to go! I used the card base, Whisper White cardstock (100730) to stamp my flower image using Cherry Cobbler Ink (126966) and Watermelon Wonder Ink (138323). For the center of the flower and the sentiment I used Smoky Slate Ink (131179). To allow the sentiment to stand out more, I cut a 1 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch strip of  designer paper from the Regals Designer Series Paper Stack (138436). 

I hope you enjoyed seeing this week's card. If you have any questions or you would like to purchase any of the supplies used to make this card, I'd love to earn your business! Please visit my website at

Please make sure to visit the rest of the demonstrators in the hop as they have some wonderful projects that will be sure to provide some inspiration.

Have a great day!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Color Fusers Blog Hop: August Part 1

     Hello everyone and welcome to the Color Fuse blog hop! This month, we are focusing on the colors Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate, and Watermelon Wonder. These are beautiful colors alone, but together, they are gorgeous.
     I love Pinterest, don't you? I got my inspiration from a picture I found on Pinterest.
     For my card today, I used the stamp set entitled Grateful Bunch (item numbers and a link to my Stampin Up store can be found below the pictures). I stamped the largest flower in Cherry Cobbler and Watermelon Wonder on my A2 size card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2). I then used a piece of vellum paper, cut at 4 x 5 1/4, as an overlay. On top of the vellum, I cut a strip of Smoky Slate card stock at 1 1/2 x 4 and stamped the stitched leaves, in the same color. I then stamped a single flower in Watermelon Wonder and used my scissors to fussy cut it, then I placed a dimensional on the flower and placed it on the Smoky Slate piece. The Smoky Slate strip acts as a cover for my adhesive, that is how I attached the vellum paper to the card, by placing my snail under the strip. I then stamped the sentiment and placed it along the strip.
     I hope you enjoyed my card today! If you have any questions, or would like to purchase any of the materials used, please visit my Stampin Up site here. Again, the item numbers are listed under the pictures :)
     Please visit the rest of the talented demonstrators involved in the hop and gather some more inspiration using these gorgeous colors.


Patty Bennet
Jason Loucks
Heather Osborne (You Are Here)
Nicole Tugrul
Tammy Civello
Paola Phillips
Jo Anne Hewins
Melissa Kerman
Robin Messenheimer

Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin Pad #126966
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin Pad #131179
Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin Pad #138232
Grateful Bunch Photopolymer Stamp Set #140691
Smoky Slate 8 1/2 x 11 Cardstock #131202
Vellum 8 1/2 x 11 Cardstock #101856
Whisper White 8 1/2 x 11 Cardstock #100730
Stampin Dimensionals #104430
Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246
Snail Adhesive #104332

Monday, July 18, 2016

Color Fusers Blog Hop- July 2016- Part 2

      Welcome to part 2 of the Color Fusers blog hop! Thank you for stopping by, today I have a gift idea for you! I create a card keeper portfolio which holds 4 cards and 4 envelopes. I learned this technique from Meg Loven, you can watch her video here.

     For my portfolio, I used Whisper White card stock (100730), the Butterfly Thinlits Dies (137360), Rhinestone basic jewels (119246), Gorgeous Grunge Clear-Mount Stamp Set (130517), Cucumber Crush Ink Pad (138324), Flirty Flamingo Ink Pad (141397), and Peekaboo Peach Ink Pad (141398).

     To create this card, I cut my layer, stamped random blotches using the splatter stamp from the set, then I used the butterfly thinlit to cut out the butterfly. I used my snail adhesive to adhere the butterfly's body to the card. I really enjoyed making this portfolio and I hope you give it a try.

     If you want to purchase any of the materials used to create this project, please visit my Stampin Up website at Stampin Up is running a fantastic rewards program. For every $50 you spend in July, Stampin Up will email you a $5 coupon to use in August!

Thanks again for stopping by today and please follow the rest of the links to visit the rest of the demonstrators in the hop, located below the pictures of my project.


Patty Bennett
Jason Loucks
Heather Osborne (You Are Here)
Nicole Tugrul
Tammy Civello
Paola Phillips
Jo Anne Hewins
Melissa Kerman

Monday, July 4, 2016

Color Fusers Blog Hop: July 2016-Part 1

I am pleased to welcome you to the Color Fusers blog hop. This is a fun hop that will showcase 3 Stampin Up colors; Flirt Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, and Cucumber Crush. If you're interested in purchasing any of the products used for this card, please follow the link to my Stampin Up online store:

For the card I've created today, I used a Hostess Stamp entitled Time of Year. This stamp is one that you can earn as a hostess or if you spend at least $150. For more details, please contact me and I'd be happy to give you more details

I actually got the idea for my card from a Stampin Up promo sheet they sent us while we were able to preorder at the start of the new catalog that just went live June 1st. My card base is a standard A2 card that measure 11x4 1/4 scored at 5 1/2 using the extra thick Whisper White cardstock. I used a sponge dauber, Peekaboo Peach, and  a circle from the circles framelits set to mask an area that I used to emboss the sentiment in gold embossing powder. I used Flirty Flamingo and one of the accent stamps from the set to add a couple of flowers to the card. Using Cucumber Crush, I stamped the birthday banner and fussy cut it out then popped it up using Stampin Up dimentionals for a little added texture to the card. Finally, to add a little bling, I used the Jewel Basic Rhinestones to add a center to a few of the flowers.

I hope you enjoyed this card as I had so much fun making it. A list of materials and their item numbers are listed below the card.
Time of Year Photopolymer Stamp Set (Hostess set)- 141790
Peekaboo Peach Ink- 141398
Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin Pad- 141397
Cucumber Crush Classic Stampin Pad- 138324
Sponge Dauber- 133773
Layering Circle Framelits Dies- 141705
Versamark Pad- 102283
Gold Stampin Emboss Powder- 109129
Heat Tool- 129053
Rhinestone Basic Jewels- 119246
Stampin Dimensionals- 104430

Be sure to follow the rest of the hop as my fellow Stampin Up demonstrators have some fabulous ideas using these 3 colors! Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to contact me if you'd like to purchase any of the items, or if you have any questions. Thanks for visiting!!


Bog Hop Line Up (click on the name to go to their blog)

Patty Bennett Jason Loucks Heather Osborne (You Are Here) Nicole Tugrul Tammy Civello Paola Phillips Jo Anne Hewins Melissa Kerman

Monday, May 9, 2016

I love Pinterest

Happy Monday everyone! I hope all of you mothers out there had a nice relaxing Mother's Day yesterday! I know I did, because I got to craft most of the day :) What better way to spend a day, than to craft. I did something I haven't done for a while, and that is case cards I found on Pinterest. I had so much fun creating this cards and I can't wait to make more. All of the supplies came from Stampin Up, you can order products from my website here.

For this first card, I used the Butterflies Thinlits Dies, the stamp set Work of Art, and the ink colors; Calypso Coral, So Saffron, and Pool Party.

This next card uses the Grateful Bunch stamp (which if you bundle with the punch you can save 15%) set along with the ink colors; Tangelo Twist, Bermuda Bay, and Crushed Curry. As well as a strip of designer paper, a button, and a Vellum overlay. 

Finally, this last card used the Botanical Blooms bundle along with the card stock colors; Old Olive, Blushing Bride, and Melon Mambo. 

Thanks for stopping by today. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at Have a wonderful day!!