Friday, October 29, 2010

A Christmas Blog Hop

Good Morning.  Well even though I do not have anything that I have made to share with you today I just wanted to let you all know about a blog hop that my friend Janis and her design queens are doing for Christmas.  You can read about all the details here at Janis' blog. 

Everyone enjoys making inexpensive stocking stuffers or just a little something for someone that you want to give.  I am really looking forward to it. 

Take care my friends.  See you soon!

{{{{{HUGS}}}}, Heather

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Slight Change of Pace - Wedding/50th Anniversary Album

Good Thursday morning!  Yep, you guessed it.  Four days in a row.  But this post is not a Christmas project.  Does anyone remember how excited I was to finally get back into my scrapbooking room last week after I had not been doing much crafting?  Well, this is what got me back in there.  About a year ago I started an album for me of my parents wedding pictures and the pictures from their 50th wedding anniversary.  I had barely looked at it for a LONG time.  I pulled it out to work on and am happy to say that I have completed the following four layouts and am excited to get back to it when I can find some time. 

The colours that I am using for the whole album are black, white and silver with a pop of red.  I will share more layouts as I finish them. 

Again,  thanks for coming by.  Enjoy your day!!!

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}, Heather

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Christmas Tags

Good morning!  Today is the third day I have posted a Christmas project in a row.  Yeah.....go me!!!  :)

Late in the season last year I bought the Very Merry Tags Seasonal Cricut cartridge and did not use it at all for last Christmas.  So I pulled it out the other day and found numerous treasures on it.  I did not have a lot of time to play with it yet but here are a few of the tags I came up with.  These would be great to use by themselves on a gift, on a card, on a scrapbook page or wherever else you see them.  Have any suggestions?
I am sure by the time Christmas comes I will have tried all 50 of them!!

Thanks again for stopping by.  Have a wonderful Wednesday, my friends.  I am off to work.

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}, Heather

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Winter Wishes/Joy Christmas Cards

Good morning!  Didn't I tell (or warn) y'all that I may be back more than usual around Christmas time???  Two days in a row and counting.....tomorrow may make it three :)

Below are two fairly easy quick Christmas cards that I made into kits to take to my class today for the ladies to make.  The "Winter Wishes" one does not use any Cricut cuts but is done with punches.  The Cuttlebug folder that is used is called Little Bubbles.  The "Joy" is cut out from Create A Critter reindeer phrase at 1 1/4", the scalloped circle is from Sentimentals at 4" and the circle is from Accent Essentials cut at 3 1/2".  The small white circle is run through the Divine Swirls Cuttlebug folder.  Both cards are 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" to fit a standard A2 envelope.  I hope the ladies enjoy making them.  I know I did!

Thanks for dropping by. Have a great day!  Hope to see you soon.

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}, Heather

Monday, October 25, 2010

It's a Country Christmas Card Set

Good morning, my friends!  Yesterday was a rainy, dull Sunday and I wasn't feeling the greatest so I spent the day in my jammies watching a bit of TV, reading and napping.  After my nap, I got a second wind and decided to go into my craft room to see what I could create.  First I tidied up a bit so that I actually could find the surface of my desk and in tidying I found these quilt blocks that I had been meaning to make into a Christmas card set for a while now.  So I sat down and did it and here is the result:

and a close up of a single card:

and the inside:

These did take a LOT longer than I expected that they would but I like the final result for sure. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful Monday and I will see you back soon with more Christmas projects.  Christmas is my MOST favourite time of the year and I love to make cards and gifts for friends and family so there may be more to share than usual.  Take care!

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}, Heather

Friday, October 15, 2010

Guess Which Won????

Good morning, my friends.  Yesterday I left you all with the thought that I would either craft or bake before I had to leave for work.  Which one do you think won???

This picture will give you a clue.....

I baked banana bread and tried a new cookie recipe called "Tiny Kisses Peanut Blossoms".  Both are yummy and since I also hadn't baked in a long time I know it was appreciated by my family.  I was hoping to get into my craft room as well but by the time I got everything done and cleaned up it was time to get ready for work.  Hopefully I will get some time to craft this weekend in between shifts.

Thanks for dropping by.  Happy Friday.

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}, Heather

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thanksgiving Cards

Good morning, crafting friends!  I am posting two days in a accomplishment for me these last few weeks :)  But I have to confess I made these cards to mail for our Canadian Thanksgiving (which was Monday) and they are still in my apartment.  I have two choices now: 1) save them for next year or 2) send them to my friends in the US who have yet to celebrate Thanksgiving. 

Neither of these cards uses the Cricut which is also a first for me for a while.  I used my stash of stamps for the first one and my Cuttlebug embossing folders for the second one.

Thanks for stopping by.  It is a rainy, cool day here and after I run one quick errand I have until 5 before I have to be at work.  My choices are that I am going to do some baking or some crafting. Come back tomorrow to find out which one I chose.  Have a wonderful Thursday, my friends.  See you soon!

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}, Heather

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Birthday Card for my Hubby

Good afternoon, my crafting friends!  I have definitely been slacking at adding any new cards or projects or even entries on my blog since I moved.  I just have not been in my craft room that much.  I NEED to make time to do some fun stuff for me once in a while.  But my husband's birthday was on Monday so I did make this card for him.  The story behind the frog is that when my nephews were very little they changed my husband's name from Todd to Toad thinking it was so funny as only 3 and 5 year old boys can.  And the nickname kinda stuck but instead of toads he started to collect frogs.  He still has some of his massive collection 17 years later and every once in a while I still call him my "toad". 

This card is a pop up easel card adapted from a penguin card that I saw on Made by Momo's blog.  Instead of a penguin I used the frog and lily pad from Create A Critter.  The frog is cut at 4" with glitter paper and the lily pad was run through the Tiny Bubbles Cuttlebug embossing folder and inked around the edges to give it some texture.  Glossy Accents was used on the blue card stock to make it look like water.  The sentiment was printed on the computer.

Thanks for visiting.  Have a great day, my friends!  And check back soon for another couple of cards I made recently.

{{{{{HUGS}}}}},  Heather

Friday, October 1, 2010

Whimsy Jar Swap (Part 2)

Now that I know that she received her jar, I can post the pictures of the jar I created.  I used a plastic clear  "paint" can instead of a glass jar as the dimensions were similar and it was lighter to mail and there was less chance of breaking.  The colours requested for the jar were brown, lime green and light blue.  I had SOOOOOO much fun picking out all kinds of scrapping goodies to place in the jar.  It was filled with ribbon, glitter, flock, buttons, brads, bling and a package of lime green candies :)

I used Forever Young, Plantin Schoolbook and Sentimentals Cricut cartridges for the letter, frame and flowers.   I never thought to take a picture of the goodies outside of the jar before I placed them inside. I know I said it before in the other post but it was such a fun swap and I would definitely participate again. 

Have a wonderful weekend, my friends.

{{{{{HUGS}}}}} Heather