Friday, September 20, 2013

New Digis

Hope everyone is  having a  wonderful  crafty  day!

This evening...  I  have  some  NEW  Digis  debuting in my  Lacy Sunshine  Shop.


If   you can  recall,    a few months  ago  I  debuted a special Limited Edition  Gatsby Collection.... well this  evening  more  1920's themed  digital  stamps make their  debut and are wonderful  festive winter   additions  to this collection.  Perfect  for your  Winter and   Holiday  Cards.

Meet 1920's  Winter  Lizabeth




and  1920's  Winter  Abby.




Next   one of my   popular  characters  Baby Boo.....   is  now  transformed into  a
raggedy  doll.  

Meet Raggedy  Boo.


and  last but not least....   it's   time to   introduce  GOLDIE,  a beautiful   autumn mermaid  which   is the  latest  addition  to my   Sea Kissed Collection.




Just  a reminder... don't  forget   we  are almost  at the  halfway  point  for   my Lacy Sunshine Challenge #17... Anything Goes.    

Have a wonderful day  my  fans and friends....

Until next time....
Heather

Friday, September 13, 2013

Eloise.

Let's  talk  about   Eloise  and what  I  drew my inspiration from.....

But   before I  telll the  tale of  Eloise.....  I would like to  take this opportunity to   introduce you  to my  newest   Sunshine  Design Team Member...... Aletha!  

Here is  her   wonderful  Eloise  creation... . and  you  can  find out more   about  this   wonderful   designer  at her   "darker" blog.


Now  on to the   tale of  Eloise.


Eloise  Asylum is  a  bit of  Dark  History  for   Michigan. 

Here is  a  great   link  about this  haunted  Asylum.   Freeman B. Dickerson, named this   asylum  after his   four year old  daughter.      

 There is  very  little   that  remains   standing.  Here  are   recent  pictures  which I   took   of  Eloise's  Red House and  the  factory  buildings.







  

I hope you   enjoyed this  bit of  history and  what   was my   inspiration for this  haunting  Curiosities character.

Until next time....
Lady Heather



Friday The 13th. Lady Heather's Curiosities Debuts.

It's Friday the 13th.  

Considered to be  a  very unlucky  day. But  today  at  Lacy Sunshine Stamps we  consider it to be a  very lucky day for....  our artist Heather Valentin's   dark  alter   ego "Lady Heather" has resurfaced to the world, from her  elusive chambers, bringing  to us  her "Curiosities Collection."

Words  that come to mind when  used to  describe this  deliciously  dark  yet  fun  collection  are....

Hauntingly beautiful.  Shadowy.  Gothic.  Scary yet  fun.

Those  of you   who appreciate the  darker  side of things, will  love this new  collection.

And for those  looking  for   misplaced  souls, zombies and other oddities  for your  Halloween cards and projects will love this  section too. 

Now  before  we   journey any  farther into the  dark  mind of Lady Heather.... let it be  known  Lacy Sunshine is only  stepping into the  shadows  for this  superstitious day and  of  course   Halloween.  Lacy Sunshine  will  return to   its  bright  sunshiny  self tonight at  midnight the  witching hour.


Now  let's  take a look  at the  deliciously  haunting, mysterious and  fun  inspirations our  Design Team has  created  with the "Curiosities".
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What  fantastic inspirations from  various member's   of our Lacy Sunshine Design Team.

At this time I  would also like to say ... Thank you to my wonderful dt  for  all your  hard  work and  dedication.

Now let's journey on to  see some of the NEW  Lady Heather's Curiosities Digis  that are  debuting today. Some have a  very interesting history... which  throughout the  day    you will learn  about in  other posts made on this blog.

Let's meet......  Eloise.
Lady Heather  drew  her inspiration   for this character from  the  haunted Eloise Asylum in  Michigan.

Next .... meet  Sadie.
Lady Heather   drew inspiration  for this character   from a  chilling    haunted tale from  North Carolina....  which  will be revealed to you  later on.

 Meet Myra Mains...... Take a look  at the  name and  say it  slowly( wink). Did you get it? My Remains. ( just a  lil dark  humor, which I  got from my  dad.)


Next meet Camille... a  Melancholy Moppet ... a  forgotten  soul.


And meet..... Marie. 
These Curiosities and Moppets,  along with many  more are waiting for you in  the Lady Heather's Curiosities Page of  my Lacy Sunshine Shop

Enjoy your  day,  crafty mortals.

Until next time....
Lady Heather




Thursday, September 12, 2013

Friday the 13th.

We  are  just  hours  away  from   Lady Heather's   Curiosities  Debut!   Check back here at  1:13pm EST , tomorrow   for   this  wonderful  Celebration and Debut.


A  special  "Thank You"  to  Sandra for getting into  our  Friday the  13th's  festivities.

She  created this  using my  Amelia ~ Lady Heather Curiosities Digi Stamp.

Until  tomorrow  my  wonderful  fans and friends.....
Heather


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

PNG Tutorial

Today's  post is   from Denise, one of my  amazing  fans.  It's  a  wonderful  PNG Tutorial.  It features  my Lacy Sunshine's  Digi Stamp titled "Hannah". 

So  without  further  ado  here is  Denise's  tutorial.



Your digi's come in JPEG but some come in PNG! I hear some of you saying 'WHAT IS THAT?!
That means the background is transparent! Virtually not there but it is it's just invisible. I love these because I don't have to remove the background, and usually I like how it looks with the background removed. It's computer fussy cutting without getting too fussy! LOL! 
I recently had someone telling me, I get the image and this ugly grey background.
The grey means it's transparent. If you preview your watermarks, you'll see grey around them. Your saying let's get on with it, aren't you?!
I'm using Lacy Sunshine's image Hannah (found here)
Heather told me PNG's are overlays (Perfect word) 
A PNG can be overlaid on colored CS but if you have digital software you can make your own background.
COOL HUH!!! Give it a try!  
Print it and color it!
Colored mine with prisma colored pencils and I love my digital software from Stampin' Up, MDS2


Now  if you would like to see  more  of  Denise's  crafty projects   please   visit her  blog.

Thank you   Denise   for  creating  this   tutorial.(big smiles)

Now if you  want   to create  with  my  Hannah  digi  stamp  you    can   find her  in my  Lacy Sunshine Shop.

Have a beautiful   crafting  day  everyone!

Until  next time...
Heather

Monday, September 2, 2013

Baby Boo.

A few   years   ago  I   created  my  Baby  Boo original  painting  featuring an  adorable  Halloween  Theme.    Here is  a picture of  the original  painting which sold  which I   hand painted with  acrylics on a  beautiful beveled oval  canvas.




It's been a  tradition of mine  each  year  to  create a new  Boo or  two. 

After Pumpkin Boo  ... came  Franken Boo  and Kitty Boo.

Here is a pic of  the original  Franken Boo painting ...   which also sold and  is  a mixed  media  piece.. created on   stretch  canvas with  watercolors, acrylics,  inks and colored pencils.


Today   two new  Baby Boos   debut in my Lacy Sunshine  Shop......


Meet Angel Boo






and meet Christmas Boo.
These   two  Boos  along with Pumpkin  Boo  Digi  are   now available in my  Lacy Sunshine Shop.
Heather's Pumpkin Boo



I hope everyone has  a wonderful  day! Happy  crafting!
Until next time....
Heather


Sunday, September 1, 2013

New Challenge. New Digis. Sale.

Hope  everyone is having a terrific  day!

It's  Sunday once  again and  you know what  that  means.... It's Lacy Sunshine Super  Sunday!

That means..... New Challenge, New Digis and  even a  terrific   48 hour  sale!


First  let me   say  congrats to  all the  winners   from our  Challenge #15 Girls Girls Girls.  Everyone who  entered   my  challenge had  fantastic  creations:) Thank you  for entering:)

Secondly.. Thank you  to my   amazing  DT  Team  ...  Wonderful inspirational crafty  projects and cards you  created  for  our NEW CHALLENGE#16.. which  starts  today by the  way.  So please  visit  my  challenge  blog.

Next  I have  New   Digis  for  you  and   will be releasing    a bunch more throughout this  Holiday  weekend in  my Lacy Sunshine Shop.

Here is a  lil peek of some of the  new  digis I  released late last night.....

Meet Fangletta Flower Pot Pretties.
Meet Eleanor and Pickles- Ve Vant Candy
Both  are  perfect  for the  upcoming  Halloween  Season!

Next... Lacy Sunshine is  having a Super    Sale.   Buy two  digis   get  one free.
Please   just  purchase  your  two   digis  as  always  then   email me with the  title(s) of your  free  digi(s)  at  heather@purimagination.com   with  FREE DIGI SPECIAL  in the  subject  line. The  digis will be  emailed to you  within  24 hours.  This   sale starts  today and  last  until  11:59PM(Est.) on Sept.2  . Happy  shopping  and  crafting!

Also....  please    feel free to  come join me and  hundreds of  crafty  people in my  Lacy Sunshine Facebook  Group.  Great  place to  have  fun,  find out  about other  exciting Lacy Sunshine News,  win some  digis ,  share your  crafty  projects and  to  learn  great  tip and  techniques and recipes.  Hope to  see you there:)

Well all   for now  my  friends... Have  a terrific Sunshiny  Sunday!

Until next time....
Heather