Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sharing our Christmas!

This post is not going to be about anything crafty but just sharing our personal Christmas with all of my friends.  As most of my followers and friends here know, we celebrated on Saturday with my hubby, my son, his soon-to-be wife (Andrew doesn't like the word fiancee), and my parents.  Below are a few pictures of the fun times we had:

And I just want to add a big MERRY CHRISTMAS  to all of my family, friends and followers.  Thank you for being such a special part of my life this year.  May you all enjoy the holidays! 

{{{{{BIG HUGS}}}}}. Heather

Monday, December 20, 2010

Tag Extravaganza!

Good Morning Everyone!  Just thought I would stop in for a couple of minutes and post some pictures of tags that I made for the gifts we actually exchanged this weekend.  I did not post them beforehand as I think a couple of the recepients come here once in a while (Hi Dad and Emma....waving!).

In our family we exchanged names and just did a stocking for the person whose name we received.  I made these tags using Winter Woodland font and Very Merry Tags designed on my Gypsy.  They were actually one of the first things I truly designed using it. 

These next tags I made more than one of each and attached them to the presents for the great nieces and nephews, godchildren and a couple of goodies bags I shared with some friends of my treats I baked. 

That's it for today!  We had a fantastic "Christmas" on Sunday and I will share a couple of pictures probably tomorrow.  I am tired and still spending many hours working this week but all of the hard work and lack of sleep paid off and it was fun.

Take care, my friends1  Have a wonderful day.

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

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Good morning, my friends!

Well, since my last post that had me panicking about how little time was left and how much I had to do, I have TOTALLY neglected my blog but got almost everything done!!!  Work the next two days and finish up some of the small projects the next two evenings and I HOPE I am good to go.  Oh, did I forget to mention that I need to be ready for Christmas a week early as we are celebrating Saturday, December 18th???  :)

The fact that I am no longer freaking out is NOT my big announcement though.  Are you ready???????

I have been chosen for MY VERY FIRST DESIGN TEAM!!!  I will be designing for Paper Playtime as a Winter 2011 Queen.  I will have more details later as I am literally running out the door to work but wanted to share my exciting news with you all.

Take care,  and have a wonderful day!!

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

Friday, December 10, 2010

Time is Getting Awwwwaaaaayyyyy!!!!

Good evening, my friends!  I hope everyone is doing well and that unlike me, you are not panicking yet about all you still have to do for Christmas.  I think my family is tired of me "talking" about it and just wants me to "do" something about it.  So as soon as I finish up here, I am off to do some baking.

I can not believe that today is December 10th already.  Time is just flying by and it is also running out.  I have a million and one paper crafting projects dancing around my head that I wanted to make for Christmas but ummm....maybe next year.  I still have not finished the project I wanted to share a few days ago but I do have a card that has not been shared yet for today:

I used Winter Woodland for the snowflake and the scalloped circle.  The sentiment is heat embossed with white.  The snowflakes were sprayed with Glimmer Mist to add shine although it does not show up here at all.  I always try to do at least one rather traditional card that I send to my aunts and uncles so I believe this one is it.  I have a few more cards to finish but by the end of the weekend they should be done and ready to mail.  :)

Thanks for stopping by today.  I have a big announcement coming up next week and it is great news but it's a secret for now.  You will just have to continue stopping by to find out what it is.

Have a WONDERFUL weekend, y'all!  

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

Monday, December 6, 2010

Winner of the 'Tis the Season Mini Album

First off, I want to say a huge THANK YOU to all for the wonderful comments you left me about my mini album.  And a big welcome to my new followers.  I hope I continue to inspire you in my little corner of this big crafting world.  I enjoy sharing my projects with others.

And now on to the winner.  I used random.org to pick my winner and it is:

Amanda Finamore said...

Adorable!!!! I have been collecting tp rolls from our house and my moms (Momma K) haha and have been wanting to make minis...they are just so stinkin cute!! Super simple too



And what I am finding super special about this is that Amanda's Mom and I have been meaning to meet up for a long time because we actually live fairly close so now I can meet both Amanda and Kerry after this crazy busy time.  I am SOOOOOO excited.  Congratulations, Amanda.  I have sent you an e-mail to find out your word preference.

Take care, my friends1  I hope to be back with a new post later today as I have been working on something I want to share.

{{{{{HUGS}}}}},  Heather

Friday, December 3, 2010

'Tis the Season Blog Hop

Welcome to 'Tis the Season Blog hop.  If you've arrived from Christine's blog then you are on the right trail.  If you have just arrived at my blog, you can go to Iva's blog  to start at the beginning of the hop and check out all of the talented ladies on this hop.  It runs from Friday, Dec. 4th to Sunday, Dec. 5th so there is lots of time to visit everyone and see all of the great projects.

For my project, I made my very first mini album.  I really wish I was able to do a video with this project for you because it would have been awesome to actually share it page by page on a video but pictures will have to do.  Be warned, there will be LOTS of pictures in this post and it will be long.  :)

The album:

This album is made from toilet paper rolls.  I had seen it made before and wanted to try one so it is definitely not my original idea but my spin on it.  Each is cut at a different size:  2 1/2", 3", 3 1/2" and the last one is 4", the whole length of a toilet paper roll.  I punched a hole and put it together with binder rings and lots of pretty ribbons.  Paper was added to cover the rolls and inked around all of the edges. 

Each of the pages:

Each letter was cut at 3 1/4" a few times and glued together to resemble chipboard.  All edges were inked.  And all pages include an embellishment.  You could put quotes or small pictures on each of the pages.  That would be up to you.  I am going to try and find some pictures of snow fall, etc. throughout the years to put in mine.

The tags:

The tags were cut by hand (I could have used a cartridge but was it was just as easy to do this).  Each tag is 1/4" smaller than the page itself and tucked in behind each letter.  I embellished them with snowflakes and a pearl instead of ribbon to be pulled out.  Again, pictures or quotes could be added.  Each of them were inked around the edges. 

Supplies Used:

DCWV 'Tis the Season patterned paper

Recollections card stock

Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge, jumbo font

Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge for all embellishments

Misc. ribbon, bling, ink from my stash

For those of you still with me, I hope you enjoy looking at my project as much as I did making it.  It was fun.  I do have some blog candy for you.  I will make a toilet paper roll mini album for you with your choice of word (and ummm....yep, 4 letters works best but please choose carefully).  To be totally honest, this will not get out to you before the holidays as I am swamped with work and other things to do, but will be mailed early in the New Year.  All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post with a way to get ahold of you to find out what word you would like and colours.  You do not have to be a follower of my blog but it would be nice.  I will use random.org to pick the winner on Monday, Dec. 6th.

Okay, a big thank you to Iva for hostessing this blog hop and allowing me to be a part of it.  The next stop on your route is  my friend Kerry's blog.  Happy hopping, my friends.

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