Monday, December 26, 2011

The Scrapbooking Queen Digi Challenge #4

.....and Happy Anniversary to me.  Welcome to another challenge at The Scrapbooking Queen where this month anything goes.  So, use any digi on your project and you have a chance to win some amazing prizes from our many wonderful sponsors.  Make sure you check out the inspiration from the design team.

My card for today uses a digi from Meljen's Designs.  This cute little guy would be perfect for many occasions but since tomorrow is my 8th anniversary I decided to use him for a card for my hubby.  No bling, ribbons or bows adorn this masculine card.

All card stock is from my scrap pile, either Recollections or Bazzill.  The turtle is coloured with my Copics on Copic paper.  The sentiment stamp is from the $1.50 bin at Michaels.  Twine and brads complete the look from my inventory.

And this is the inside:

Sentiment again is from the $1.50 bin at Michaels. Scalloped scallop punch is EK Success.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas. Thanks for dropping by during this busy holiday season but remember you have the entire month of January to join this challenge at The Scrapbooking Queen because our next challenge will be the last Monday of January. I would love to see your projects with digi stamps.

Take care, my friends!

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

Friday, December 23, 2011

O Holy Night!

Well, it is 2 days before Christmas and I am sure that most of you are all ready.  I am a bit behind but getting there.  What needs to be done will be done and what doesn't wasn't important anyhow.....that's what I am going with this year.  But in all of the hustle and bustle and long days at work I just wanted to show you a set of cards I made that are a reminder of the reason we have Christmas.

All of the card stock used was Bazzill.  The patterned paper was Creative Memories.  Stamps were from the "O Holy Night Nativity Set" and "Nativity Sentiments Set" both by Kraftin' Kimmie coloured with my Copic markers.  Buttons and twine from my inventory. 

As this will most likely be my last post before Christmas,  I want to wish all of my friends and loyal followers a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS.  Enjoy the time!  And remember that Jesus is the reason we celebrate.

I will be back December 26th with a new start to my design team challenges.

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

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Candy Cane Kisses.....

and warm Winter wishes......okay....hokey....just thought I would try to rhyme.  I can not believe that the holidays are approaching so fast.  I need to finish about a "bazillion" things and I know I won't get them all done which is definitely causing me stress......breathe.....alrighty, on with today's card;

It was an extremely simple card to make.  All card stock and patterned paper is from Recollections.  Candy cane is cut from Christmas Cheer at 3 1/2" and the postage stamp cut is from Elegant Edges also at 31/2" oblong as well as the oblong shadow.  The sentiment is from the Christmas Season set from Justwordz.  Bling and ribbon from my inventory. 

Thanks for taking some time out from your busy schedule to visit me today.  You will never know how much I appreciate all of you and your wonderful comments.  Take care, my friends!

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

Friday, December 9, 2011

JUSTWORDZ DT Day ~ One Tag Down.....

Good Friday morning!  Hope things are well with all of you at this busy time of year.  Today is another DT day for JustWordz and it is the last official one before we take a short break for the holidays.   I also got to use one of the images from the amazing collection that Sheryl has at Redonkulous Designs.  And this is the tag that is the result:

This cute little girl was coloured with my Copic markers.  Although the camera did not pick it up I added white flocking to her Santa hat, belt and boots.  Tag is cut from Very Merry Tags at 4" out of Recollections card stock.  The sentiment is on a topnote and shadow cut from Elegant Edges at 1 3/4".  Sentiment wording is of course from Justwordz "Christmas Season" stamp set.  All other supplies from my inventory :)  I love the look of my tag is such non-traditional Christmas colours.

Thanks for dropping in today.  Please remember to visit my other design team member for JustWordz to see what amazing projects they have come up with this week.

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A Warm Cup of Cocoa on a Cold Winter's Day

I really enjoy a warm cup of cocoa on a cold Winter's day....too bad it is not today.  The weather here is not your typical Winter isn't even cold....and it seems like all it does is rain.....and that just makes me depressed.  So I am wishing for a little bit of snow (sorry for all of you who don't like it or have to drive long distances in it).  Maybe the snow will make me smile.  Meanwhile I was able to create a card with a cold Winter's day in mind:

This cute little girl is an image from Your Next Stamp called "Ellie Loves Hot Cocoa".  I paper pieced her sweater in the same patterned paper I used on the card.  The rest is coloured with my Copic markers as well as a few red stickles to add some bling.  Kraft card stock is Recollections; turquoise card stock is Bazzill.  Patterned paper is from DCWV Tis the Season stack from last year.  Edges were inked with creamy brown chalk ink.  The sentiment comes with the stamp.  Heart button and twine from my "inventory" (still trying to find creative words). The small red hearts are added with my Irock.

Glad you came by today.  I appreciate all of the visits.  Enjoy your day....and a cup of hot cocoa if you are so inclined.

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

Monday, December 5, 2011

Paper Playtime ~ Cricut Creations ~ Challenge #62

Good Morning y'all!!!  Happy Monday.  I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing weekend (well as much as you can in this busy season).  I actually had a very relaxing weekend doing a few errands, watching Christmas movies and playing in my craft room.

Today is a new challenge over at Paper Playtime.  It is a Cricut Creations challenge ~ to use a Cricut cut and buttons on your project.  Come check out all the inspiration from the design team members.  This is my take on it:

All card stock is Recollections.  The patterned paper is from last year's DCWV Christmas stack.  The gingerbread man is from "Jolly Holidays" Cricut cartridge cut at 3 1/2".  He sits on a mat from "Elegant Edges" Cricut cartridge cut 3", 3 1/4" and 3 1/2".  His face is stamped from Peachy Keen Everyday Face Assortment.  Sentiment is from JustWordz Christmas Season set.  Stickles, buttons, ribbon and twine are all from my collection.....another word for stash.....just sounds so much classier. 

So, come join us over at Paper Playtime for your chance to win a stamp set from My Pink Stamper sponsored by Just Pam. 

Thanks for dropping in.  See y'all soon.

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

Friday, December 2, 2011

Here We Come A Caroling Blog Hop

For JUSTWORDZ DT post click HERE.

Good Morning and welcome to the "Here We Come A Caroling" blog hop.  I hope you are ready to see some amazing creations inspired by Christmas carols and songs.  If you have come from Janis' blog you are in the right spot.  If you have just come to visit my blog today. you may want to go back to the start at The Scrapbooking Queen's blog to see all of the great projects from these ladies.

The song that inspired my card today is "Away in a Manger", a song I learned as a young child in Sunday School and which is still one of my very favourite Christmas carols.  It was first published in 1885 in Philadelphia edited by James R. Murray set to a tune called "St. Kilda"  Listen to the words of the song while the children sing it

And now my card:

The stamp sets I used were "O Holy Night Nativity Set" and "Nativity Sentiments Set" all by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  The image is stamped with Momento black ink and coloured with my Copics.  All card stock is Bazzill and the brown patterned paper is a scrap from Creative Memories.  Button and twine from my stash. 

Thanks for coming by to visit today.  Your next stop is Maria's blog.  The line up appears at the end of this post if you get lost along the way.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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

Winter Wonderland - JustWordz DT Day

Hello all!!  Happy Friday. Welcome to the JustWordz design team post.  I must admit that it is getting easier each week to find words and phrases to put on to cards....the possibilities are endless and I keep wanting to create more and more with these stamps  :)

Today's card is a super easy one.  Card stock is Recollections.  Patterned paper is Deena's Penny Lane stack.  Image is owned by my BFF and I forgot to get the manufacturer when I stamped it.  She is coloured with my Copic markers.  An EK Success punch was used for the base of the sentiment and ribbon threaded through to give it some dimension.  Winter Wonderland is from JustWordz "Christmas Time" stamp set.  Three tiny pink jewels added with my iRock complete this simple card.  Fast, easy and cute....all rolled into one.

Thanks for stopping by.  I will see y'all again very shortly.

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

Monday, November 28, 2011

TSQ Royal Digi Challenge #3

Good morning.  I hope everyone had a great weekend and for those of you who had a long weekend I hope you had a great time with family and friends (and maybe a little bit of shopping in there as well). 

Today is the last Monday of the month and that means a new challenge at The Queen's Royal Digi Challenge.  Our theme for November is Christmas/Winter Wonderland.  I coloured up two images from Di's Digi Downloads and made these adorable Christmas cards.   Please check out her site for your daily quota of cuteness.


Image is coloured with my Copic markers and although it is not visible from the picture I added stickles for frost and glossy accents to the window.  The sentiment stamp is by Mary Englebreit from the $1.50 bin.  All card stock is Recollections and the patterned paper is from The Christmas stack (last year) by DCWV.  Bling is Recollections.


Image is again coloured with my Copic markers.  The fur has added texture from white flocking powder and stickles are added to the snowflakes falling.  Sentiment is from The Greeting Farm "Forest Friends".   As before, all card stock is Recollections and patterned paper is from the DCWV stack.  Ribbon is from my stash.

Glad you could drop by today.  Please remember to go to The Queen's Royal Digi Challenge to see the other inspiration from the amazing design team and then add your own project using our Christmas/Winter Wonderland theme.

Have a WONDERFUL Monday, my friends!  I will see you again soon.

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

Friday, November 25, 2011

Bah Humbug!!!!

Hello my crafting buddies.....and other readers of my blog :)!  Today is Friday (again) and another day for JustWordz design team.  If you read the title of this post, you know it is not me, that's for sure.  I LOVE everything Christmas.  But when I first saw my set of "Christmas Season" stamps I was on a mission to find the perfect image to go with a phrase I knew I had to use on a card for someone in my life who probably dislikes Christmas as much as I like it......okay, that's a mouthful....but it will make sense when I reveal my card. 

Before I show you what I made,  I want to tell you about the BIG BLACK FRIDAY sale that is happening at JustWordz Shop.....Kim is offering a 35% discount on her three stamp sets,  "Everyday Sentiments", "Party Time" and "Christmas Season".  That's $13.64US dollars per set so why not grab all three while supplies last.  Just imagine all the wonderful words and phrases you will be able to use on your projects.

Now back to your regularly scheduled card :

Make sense now?!?  Stamped image is Gruffy Little Gnome by Whimsy Stamps coloured with my Copic markers.  Card stock is all Recollections and patterned paper is from my scrap pile.  Sentiment, of course, is from JustWordz "Christmas Season" set.  Floss and button from my stash.  And this card is for my son.....shhhh!!!!  I just can not believe how perfect it is for him.

Thanks again for coming by today.  Remember to visit and comment on all the other design team members projects for your last chance to win a set of JustWordz stamps.

Have a GREAT weekend!

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

Monday, November 21, 2011

Paper Playtime Challenge #61 - Say it With Sentiments Blog Hop

Good Morning, my friends!  I hope y'all had a wonderful weekend and that you are looking forward to an awesome week ahead.  I am sure it will be a busy one for most of us.....

So today we are changing things up a bit at Paper Playtime and having a design team blog hop.  So if you have come from Lynn's blog you are on the right track.  If you have just come across my blog today, you may want to head back to Paper Playtime and start at the beginning.  Our guest designer today and also our amazing sponsor for this next challenge is Libby with PSA Essentials

You have a chance to win the stamper and 2 Peel & Stick packs of your choice.  I got a chance to play with these stamps and it was so much fun.  This Christmas card is the result:

I used the stamper, Holiday red ink, and the Whimsy Trees Peel & Stick stamps.  I coloured the tree with my Copic markers and added a bit of glaze pen here and there for a bit of shine on the ornaments which is pretty hard to see from this picture.  All card stock and printed paper is from Recollections.  The circles are punched at 2 and 2 1/4".  The scalloped circle is from Accent Essentials cut at 2 3/4"/  The ornament punch is a Martha Stewart border punch.  I really like the traditional colours on this card. 

Thanks for dropping in today.  You are now off to Sharon's blog to see what she has created for the hop.  Don't forget to head on over to Paper Playtime and use an image and a sentiment on your project for a chance to win a PSA Essentials prize. 
Happy Monday!!!

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

Friday, November 18, 2011

JustWordz DT Day ~ Using a Redonkulous Design Digi

Good Friday morning, my friends.  It's been a busy week and they will only get busier from now until after the holidays.  I hope everyone is taking a few minutes for themselves and doing things that make them happy.  Today is design team day at JustWordz and it is always an anything goes as the design team members have different stamp sets.  But it is also another day to use Redonkulous Designs digis.  Many of you have seen this cute little guy but this is my take on him:

Elephant was coloured with my Copic markers.  All the paper and the ribbon were from my stash.  I cut the circles and the scalloped circle from Accent Essentials Cricut cartridge.  The yellow card stock was run through the tiny bubbles embossing folder on the Cuttlebug.  The "Love & Kisses" is from JustWords stamp set.  I only have the Christmas season set so I definitely had to stretch to come up with something for this card but this just goes to show how versatile the stamp sets can be.....and thanks to my friend, Tara, for helping me brainstorm this!  Don't forget that all who comment on the creations by the design team will be entered to win a set of JustWordz stamps.  And there is still time to enter the first ever JustWordz challenge using Christmas and a snowflake.  You have until November 20th. 

Thanks for stopping in today.  Have a great weekend, everyone!

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

Friday, November 11, 2011

Welcome CHRISTMAS ~ JustWordz DT Day!

Good morning, and welcome to Friday!  I know that is a good day for some of you as it means two days off and time to spend with family and play in your craft area.  I work retail, no real weekends for me, but that being said, I do have tomorrow off and have plans with family. Yeah!!!

Today is an anything goes day at JustWordz and I have a (HUMMMM.....can ya guess?) Christmas card to share.  There have been many versions of the door/wreath card but this is my take on it.  Remember if you leave a comment on all of the DT members blogs as well as at JustWordz you will be entered into the November drawing for a set of Kimberly's stamps.  This is the one I used:

And here is the card:

Supplies I used were: kraft card stock (Recollections), wood grain back ground stamp (Recollections), word window punch (Stampin Up), wreath cut from "Jolly Holidays" Cricut cartridge embellished with twine and bling from my stash and sentiment was from JustWordz Christmas Season set stamped with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. 

Thank you for coming by today.  Remember to leave a comment here and at all the DT blogs to be entered into the draw.  Have a GREAT weekend no matter what your plans.

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

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

And Now, for a Change of Pace....

I have  Fall/Thanksgiving cards to show you today.  From now until December 25th, MOST, if not ALL of what I feature here will be Christmas for two reasons: 1) Thanksgiving is long over here in Canada and 2) Christmas is my MOSTEST FAVOURITE time of the year!!!!!!!!  But I did make a couple of Thanksgiving cards with digital images from Meljen's Designs that I am sending to a couple of my crafting friends south of the border and just wanted to share them too:


The shaped card was cut from Wild Card Cricut cartridge at 5".  All card stock is Recollections.  The stamp is one I have had for a while and I am not sure who made it.  Image is coloured with Copic markers.  Ribbon and bling from my stash.


Card stock is Recollections.  Image coloured with Copics.  Sentiment stamp is from My Pink Stamper "Simply Sweet Occasions".   The orange card stock is embossed with Sweet Treats (?) Cuttlebug folder,  Ribbon and stickles from my stash.

Once again, as always, thanks for visiting my blog.  I hope that I can continue to inspire you with my projects.  I just enjoy sharing them with you.  Have a wonderful Wednesday.

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

Monday, November 7, 2011

Paper Playtime Challenge #60 ~ THANK YOU Projects

Good Monday morning, again, my friends.  It feels like the weeks just keep rolling along faster and faster.  Today we have a brand new challenge at Paper Playtime with the Cricut Challenge team - "Thank You" projects.  One lucky winner will receive a set of K Andrew Designs "Crafty Friends" stamps pictured below:

Does anyone else besides me remember having to write thank you notes for Christmas presents you received as a child from family and friends?  I know my Mom would buy us cute note cards to fill out and send while we were on our Christmas break from school.  That is the inspiration for my project today ~ a set of  3" x 3" note card, envelopes and a  little box to store them all in.  It would make a great gift for someone who still writes those thank you's.....

The entire set:

The box:

The cards:

and finally, the envelopes:

All card stock is from Recollections and the patterned Christmas paper is from the Recollections Scrapbook Papers.  The sentiment is Stampendous.  It is stamped with Versamark and heat embossed in white.  The punch is EK Success.  The cricut cuts are from "Winter Woodland" ~ holly and berries cut at 2" and the poinsettia is cut at 3 1/2" with an added flower at 2".  Twine and ribbon from my stash.

Thanks for coming by to see me today.  Please drop by the Paper Playtime challenge blog to see what the other incredible design team members have done with the Thank You theme.  At the bottom of this post is the link for you to enter your project.  Have fun!!!

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

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Hugs for Santa - Justwordz New Release Blog Hop

Good  Morning and welcome to the Justwordz New Release blog hop.  If you are coming from Kristin's blog you are in the right place.  If you have just joined me today, you will want to go to Kimberly's blog "Justwordz" and start from the beginning of our hop.  This hop is to showcase the two new sets of stamps that have just been released, Party Time and Christmas Season.  Kimberly's stamps are truly unique as they are all just words that you can put together in any combination.  I must admit that I have literally stared at mine and it is going to take some getting used to putting my own phrases together.  We are also showcasing a brand new line of digi stamps and digi scrapbook paper by Sheryl Brown, who just happens to be Kimberly's niece.  Visit her store, Redonkulous Designs, to see her new images.  Now on to my project:

This is a tag using "Hugs for Santa" digi and Christmas Season stamp set.  I coloured the digi with my Copic markers and added diamond stickles to all of the fur.  The tag is cut from "Very Merry Tags" Cricut cartridge at 4" and the snow flake is from "Accent Essentials" cut at 3".  Okay, so I chose the easy way out with the stamps today and just used one word but there really wasn't a lot of room on the front of the tag :)

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to visit the other design team members and guest designers on the hop and remember to leave some love.  Now it's time to go to Corry's blog.

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

Monday, October 31, 2011

Paper Playtime Challenge #59 ~ A "BONUS" Monday

Good afternoon and welcome back to my second post of the day.  Because it is the fifth Monday of the month we have a bonus challenge at Paper Playtime for one week only instead of two.  The theme is "Anything Goes" ~ post any craft project, past or present.  Prize donated by our sponsor, Cropstop, is a $15.00 gift certificate.

I decided I would show you all something that is not paper related today.  Even though paper crafting seems to be my most prevalent hobby, I do enjoy a number of other "crafty" avenues.  I learned to sew, knit and crochet from my Grandma at a very young age and still find knitting and crocheting to be most relaxing while I am watching mindless television.

These dishcloths were crocheted and the details were hand stitched to make them resemble a pair of jeans.  They are a housewarming gift to my son and daughter-in-law and I had to use the lime green as it is my son's favourite colour.  The orange was the original colouring from the pattern. 

Thanks for visiting again today.  Join our one week challenge of "ANYTHING GOES" at Paper Playtime and show us your crafting projects, past and present. 

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

You can link your project directly from my blog as well.  Just follow the linky.

The Queen's Royal Digi Challenge #2

Good Monday morning.  Oh.....and Happy Halloween.  I hope everyone has a fun & safe day. 

Today is the last Monday of the month and time for the digi challenge at The Scrapbooking Queen.  The theme is Fall images.  I have two cards to showcase both made from images by Di's Digi Downloads.

This cute little scarecrow is standing on a tall card (4 1/4" X 8").  He is coloured with my Copic markers.  All card stock is Recollections. Other supplies from my stash.  Sentiment is computer generated.

And this little bear is on a standard A2 card (4 1/4" x 5 1/2").  He is again coloured with my Copic markers.  Glossy accents is added to the umbrella to make it shiny.  Stamp is from My Pink Stamper and leaves are from my stash. 

Thanks for dropping in today.  Please join us this week for our digi challenge at The Scrapbooking Queen and let us see your Fall themed projects. 

Stay tuned for my second post later this afternoon. 

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

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Good Morning, my friends!   I have some news to share with you today that I have been bursting at the seams to tell but had to wait for the official announcement.  Today it is my turn and go to Kimberly's blog "Justwordz" to see it.  While you are there, check out her fantastic line of stamps that can be mixed and matched. 

Sooooo.......drum roll, please.......For the next term I am a member of the "Justwordz" design team. Thank you, Kim, for your kind words about my crafting.   I am truly looking forward to getting to know Kim, along with my other design team members and using her stamps in my projects.  Keep checking in as the project debut date is going to be soon.

Have a great Tuesday.

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

Sunday, October 23, 2011

One More Halloween......

and that will be all I am sure.  We can move on to Christmas (for the most part that will be what I will be showcasing the next two months).  I LOVE Christmas and can hardly wait to show you what I worked on this weekend.  But on to this evening's card:

This cute little pumpkin is a Your Next Stamp digi stamp coloured with my Copic markers.  All card stock is from Recollections.  Green layer has been run through the Stars Cuttlebug embossing folder.  Labels Eight Spellbinders Nestabilities have been used to cut out the pumpkin and the orange layer.  Ribbon and bling from my stash. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Your Next Stamp Challenge #53 ~ Halloween - pretty self explanatory as to the requirement but I had no Halloween stamps and Karen graciously e-mailed me this one.


STAMPede Stampin' Challenge #1 - to follow the sketch provided. 

Thanks for dropping in.  Please watch for something special in the next couple of days.  Hope you had a great weekend and are ready to face the week ahead.

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

Friday, October 21, 2011


Good Friday morning!  Are we all looking forward to the upcoming weekend?  Not sure of my plans but I do hope they include some crafting time somewhere along the line.  Time for me makes me a much happier girl.

Today's card is, well, Cricut, no stamped coloured image, not my usual style.  But I adore how it turned out. 

All card stock is Recollections.  Recollections, which by the way, is Michaels own brand, is mostly the only card stock that I use.  I am sure there are other brands still in my stash but it is definitely my "Go To" card stock as I find the quality to be good and there is such a variety of shades and colours.  D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder is used for the white layer.  The ovals are from Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacy Ovals and Classic Ovals Large.  Sentiment is from the $1.50 Michaels bin.  Flowers are Creative Memories.  Ribbon is unknown :)  Simple yet elegant.

Thanks for coming by again today.  Make it a GREAT one.

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

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall.....

All you have to do is call,
And I'll be there....ya.....
You've got a friend.

Do any of you remember this song?  It does apply to the card I have for you today.  All the seasons are there and so is the word "Friend" even though the camera did not pick it up very well.

Each of these stamps is a mini from Your Next Stamp, coloured with my Copic markers and punched out in a 1" circle.  Card stock is from Recollections.  Patterned paper is DCWV Sweet Treats stack.  Sentiment says "Hello Friend" and is from Michaels $1.50 bin.  Punch is Apron Lace by EK Success.  Top layer of kraft card stock has been run through the Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder.  I made this especially to send to a friend but it did not turn out how I envisioned it at all.  I do like it though. 

We are halfway through the week.  I trust yours is going well.  Come back and visit again soon.

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

Monday, October 17, 2011

Wedding Wishes!

Good Morning!  I hope your Monday is going well and that you had a wonderful weekend.  Last week I said I would share the things I made for my niece's wedding with you.  First I just want to share a beautiful picture of my niece, her new husband (can not believe it has been over a week already) and their three gorgeous children.  I wish them a blessed life together as they begin this journey.

I made table numbers, place cards and favours for her. The colours that she chose were orange and pink.  All card stock used is orange and bright pink from Recollections and the patterned paper is an orange and pink swirl that I found at Michaels.  And all other supplies were bought at Michaels as well ~ fall leaf and candy corn embellishments, ribbon and cello bags.  Let me warn you, there are LOTS of pictures to follow in this post so it will be a long one.

First, here is everything I made all together before I packed it to send:

It was a reasonably small wedding so here are the four table numbers:

The circles/scalloped circles are from Accent Essentials Cricut cartridge cut at 3 and 3 1/2".  Numbers are from Lyrical Letters cut at 3 1/2".

The place cards:

These were 4" squares folded in half with the orange/pink swirl at 1 3/4" x 3 3/4".  The names were computer generated on the bright pink card stock.  A pop dotted Fall leaf gives it a little pizzazz.

There were going to be a few children there so they had their own special favours:

The scalloped circle was again from Accent Essentials cut at 2 1/2".  The sentiment which reads "Thank you from Steve & Alisha Oct. 8, 2011" were computer generated and punched out with a 2" circle punch.  Candy corn bling and the ribbon which says "Happily Ever After" complete the look.  Although you can not see it in the picture the actual lollipop is shaped and coloured like a piece of candy corn as well.

And onto the other favours:

The popcorn box was cut from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More at 3 1/2" in bright pink.  The same circles were used for the front of these as on the children's favours.  Boxes were filled with white basket fill and then candy corn, placed in a small bag and tied with the same ribbon.

This is how they looked at the restuarant on the table along with another favour my niece had added:

It was a fabulous day and I enjoyed making these for them so much.  If you like what you see here and you or anyone you know are interested in handmade invitations, favours, etc for your celebration of any kind please e-mail me or get in touch with me through my Facebook page. 

Thanks for dropping in today and hanging in there until the end of this long post.  Have a great day!!!

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

Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Birthday/Thanksgiving!

Good morning!!!!  A short & sweet scheduled post for today as I am still away for the weekend.  First, HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all of my Canadian friends & followers.  I hope you are having a great holiday and eating lots and lots :)

Second, not only is our family celebrating my niece's wedding and Thanksgiving this weekend, but we also have birthdays to celebrate ~ both my Dad's (Oct 7th) and my hubby's (Oct 11th).  This is the card I made for my Dad:

I stamped this image when I was playing at my BFF's house so I am not really sure who this adorable little bear is made by but if you want to know I am sure I can find out. I coloured him with my Copic markers.  All card stock and embellishments came from my pile of "use it up"s so I again do not know the brands :)
Guess this is just a "mystery" card but hey, it works. And by now, I hope my Dad likes it.

As always, thanks for coming by.  Have a GREAT day no matter how you are spending it.

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

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Here Comes the Bride!!!

Happy Saturday, my friends!!  As you read this, I am on my way to a very special wedding.  My only niece is getting married and I could not be more happy for her.  I made the table numbers, place cards and  favours for her and will be sharing them some time next week with y'all but today I have a wedding card to share that I made for them. 

I pulled out my Wedding Solutions Cricut cartridge for the wedding couple cut at 3 1/2" with the shadow.  The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper "Everyday Occasions" and is stamped in black and then heat embossed in clear to give it a little shine.  The shaped punch is EK Success.  All card stock is Recollections and the bright pink is run through the Victoria Cuttlebug embossing folder.  Tulle and bling are from Michaels. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Congratulations to Steve & Alisha.  May this be the beginning of a beautiful life together always.

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

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Make A Wish ~ And see if YOU are the WINNER!!

Hello again, my friends!  This morning I have two things to share with you....a card and a winner from the weekend.  Which to do first????  Can you wait???  LOL!!!

Alrighty....first the card:

This uses "Make A Wish" stamp set by none other than Your Next Stamp (Surprise!) and is coloured with my Copics.  The skittles are also from YNS.  Card stock is Recollections and patterned paper is from my stash.  I am entering this card into YNS Challenge #52 to use the sketch. 

And, now onto the WINNER......

The winner of the Christmas set generously donated by Karen, owner of "Your Next Stamp" is......drum roll plz......

Kerry (MommaK). 

Kerry, please e-mail me your address so I can pass it along and get your stamp set out to you soon.

Thank you again for all the kind words everyone left on my blog on Saturday.  Welcome to a few new followers.  I hope I can continue to inspire you to be the best you can be with your crafting creations whatever they may be. 

Until next time,

{{{{{HUGS}}}}},  Heather

Monday, October 3, 2011

Paper Playtime Challenge #57 ~ Cricut Creations ~ Use Black, Orange & Purple

Good Monday morning, my friends!  Welcome to the new format of Paper Playtime,  On the first Monday of the month we will have "Cricut Creations".  This is the part of the design team that I am on.  On the third Monday of the month we will have "Say it With Sentiments."  On the Paper Playtime blog, there is a great introduction to all of the new formats and the design teams for both challenges.  But that's not all.....there is a contest over there about matching the Halloween socks to the designer with a chance to win a pack of Cricut pens.  So, take a look at the picture below and head on over HERE for your guess.

Now, on to the challenge......make a Cricut creation using black, orange and purple.  The prize donated by The Scrapbooking Queen is a pack of Action Wobbles. 

The little "monster", pumpkin and black cat are from the Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge and are on an action wobble to make it move.  All card stock is Recollections.  Ribbon, buttons and googly eyes are from my stash. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Happy Monday!!!

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