SSS Cherished Release

Hello. The new Cherished release from Simon Says Stamp is live! This release is full of amazing goodies and I used several to create these thank you cards…. I was thrilled to see THIS adorable panda stamp set. My son’s school mascot is the panda so I knew it would be perfect to use for those end of the year thank you cards to teachers. I stamped the panda image several times and fussy...

Fish Shaker Thank You Cards

Hello. My little guy recently celebrated his 5th Birthday. He wanted to go swimming for his party since his theme was Finding Nemo/Finding Dory…. I wanted to create a few special thank you cards for the guests… I thought THIS stamp and die set would be perfect for the theme so I transformed the images to Dory and Nemo with a little Copic Coloring… You can see it in action on my Instagram HERE....

I Love Neat & Tangled- Day Two

Hello. I’m back for Day Two of the I love Neat & Tangled company spotlight week. (You can click HERE for Day One if you missed it.) For today’s project… I created a clean and simple card. I stamped the images from THIS adorable set using THIS ink on to a sheet of THIS cardstock. After coloring the images in, I used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out. For the background, I die-cut...

STAMPtember 2016- Hero Arts

Hi. I’m back today with a project featuring another collaboration for STAMPtember. This time Simon Says Stamp and Hero Arts paired up to create THIS sweet stamp and die set… I thought the images would be perfect to watercolor so I stamped them using THIS ink on to THIS watercolor cardstock. I used my MISTI to stamp the images several times since the cardstock is textured. Once the ink was completely dry, I used...

I Love Hero Arts-Day Three-GIVEAWAY

Hi there. It’s already the third day of the week long celebration of one of my favorite stamp companies, Hero Arts. I worked with the latest My Monthly Hero kit for Day One, but today’s cards features last month’s kit goodies… I wanted to create some simple thank you cards to have on hand. I used the large thank you sentiment stamp as the focal point and inked it up with different Distress inks....

SSS April 2016 Card Kit

Hello, friends. Simon Says Stamp just released their April Card Kit called, A Colorful Life… Included in the kit is THIS stamp set. It’s a layering stamp set. I have to confess… I’ve never used a layering stamp set until this kit! I was always intimidated by them thinking that the multi step process was too difficult. Well, I’m glad I forced myself out of my comfort zone and used this set. I was...

Colorful Card Set (and a Giveaway!)

Hello and welcome. Today I have a colorful card set share…. I started off with creating the blue card in a monochromatic color scheme and I liked it so much that I decided to expand it to more colors and create a set. It was very simple to create these cards.  I started off using the sentiment from THIS fun set and stamped it in different distress inks in the same color family…. So...

Welcome to my NEW Blog! (and Giveaway!)

Hello and welcome to my new blog, Handmade by Heather Ruwe! I’ve been wanting to create a new blog for some time and was thrilled when my sweet friend, Kristina Proffitt said she would help me. She did a great job on the design, didn’t she!?  So for my first blog post, I wanted to create a Thank You card for all of my readers/subscribers who have been so amazing over the last seven years....