Monday, August 29, 2011

Paper Playtime # 54 - Stamping Monday Challenge

Welcome to another great challenge at PAPER PLAYTIME! We are so glad you are joining us for our AUGUST STAMPING MONDAY CHALLENGE! Our theme for this challenge is VACATION.

How to play along: Make a project with the theme of VACATION using a Stamped or Digi Image/Sentiment. Easy Peasy! So for all you Cricut Lovers out there – you can still play along by adding a STAMPED sentiment. And for all you DIGI Lovers out there – use any Digi image or sentiment on your project.

You can enter as many times as you'd like as long as all your entries are NEW projects and NO backlinks to previous blog posts.

 I really pushed the theme a bit because my card is not really a true vacation theme but sometimes you go on vacation first (or at least travel) before you go to a new house.  Right, Janis?!?  Our fearless leader at Paper Playtime has just travelled cross country back to Alaska to live again.  I have been on the design team for about 9 months and I think Janis has moved at least 3 times all to different states.  I couldn't do it because I don't do adventures very well but I wish her all the best as she seems to love it.  Okay, with that said......

Here is my card. 

It uses a stamp from Digital Delights by Louby Loo called "Mr. Gnome's House".  And now you can see why I said I pushed the theme :)  but this little mushroom was crying out to be used on a card for a new home.  The stamp is coloured with my Copic markers.  All card stock is Bassill.  Printed paper is from The Green Stack by DCWV.  The sentiment is printed from my computer. 

Thanks for coming by.  Please remember to visit Paper Playtime and make a project for your chance to win some awesome digi stamps from our various sponsors.  Happy Monday!

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

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Birthday Boy (or Man too I Guess)

Good afternoon, my friends.  I have some sad news to share today.  I don't always share lots personal on my blog but it is weighing heavy on my heart and I ask for your prayers and thoughts.  My brother-in-law, my husband's older brother, passed away early this week.  He was 54, had led a rough life and has been estranged from all the family for a number of years.  It's sad he died alone.  So, please remember that life is short.  Tell someone you love them or make that phone call today.  You just never know!

Okay, moving on....I have a masculine card for you today.  I think this is one of my fave masculine cards I have made.  I think it is the colour combination that I like so much.

All paper was from my scrap pile.  The stamp is "Special Autumn" from The Greeting Farm coloured with my Copic markers.  Embellishments and the clear stamp were from my stash. 

I am entering this card into the Birthday Sundaes challenge where we had to use 3 or more brads on a card. 

Thanks for dropping in today.  I may not be around much for a few days but will be back crafting as soon as possible.  Take care, y'all!!!

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

Monday, August 15, 2011

Paper Playtime #53 - Whimsie Doodles

Good Monday morning!  It seems like Monday rolls around more quickly each week.  Today begins what I am going to call our "bonus" Monday at Paper Playtime as there are 5 Mondays in August.  Stay tuned in two weeks  for "Digi Monday" which is always a favourite.  But today our sponsor is Whimsie Doodles and our design team of volunteers has created some amazing projects for you.  Visit their blogs and leave them some love. 

I used a set of images from Whimsie Doodle called "School Goodies" inking each one up with my Copic markers.  They are such cute images.  I used them to make a very simple set of 3" x 3" notecards to be used for a teacher to give notes to her students. 

The entire set:

The bag:

 Close up of all the cards:

All paper was from my scrap pile.  The bag was cut from Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge at 6 1/2".  A simple but cute project for a student to give to their fave teacher.

Again, as always, thanks for dropping in.  Come join us with an anything goes project at Paper Playtime this week for your chance to win some darling Whimsie Doodles stamps.

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

Friday, August 12, 2011

Three Finished Cards

Happy Friday y'all!!!  I hope everyone is planning something special this weekend as the Summer months are flying by.  I will have some free time this weekend but not sure what I am up to yet. 

Do you remember about a month ago I spent some time at my BFF's house and started some cards.  Well, I finished them up this week and have them to share today.  I was thinking about showcasing them one by one and having 3 posts on different days but if I show them to you all at once it just forces me to make more so that I have more blog posts.  Clear as mud???  LOL!

Card #1:

Card #2:

Card #3:

The stamps on cards #1 and 2 are from "The Greeting Farm".  Card #3 is a Magnolia Tilda stamp.  All paper, etc. is courtesy of my BFF (Thanks Shari!).  If you have a specific question about any of the cards, let me know and I will try and find out for you.

Glad you could drop in today.  Leave me a comment so that I know you did.  They make me smile.  And have a WONDERFUL weekend.

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

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Birthday Borders!!

Good Morning, my friends!  I have been finishing cards like a mad woman this week.  You know, just those few details that they need in order to be finished and ready to something on the inside & my name stamped on the back.  So, I have a question for do you sell your cards?  I make them and then they sit.  What is a good market to get into for selling them?  I'm not looking to make it my career but just to cover some spending money on my crafting  LOL!!!!

This card is a brand new one and was my first try at paper piecing a stamp - her dress and the balloon. 

All card stock is Recollections.  Patterned paper & ribbon  from my scrap bin.  The stamp is "Flying High Fhiona" from Your Next Stamp coloured with my copics. Border punch is Martha Stewart.  Stamp is My Pink Stamper from one of her first sets, "Everyday Occasions".

This card is being entered into the following challenges:

Your Next Stamp Challenge Blog - to use your border punches

Birthday Sundaes - a birthday card- this was an easy, peasy one this week!

And, do you all remember my birthday card from last week that I entered into the Birthday Sundaes challenge?  It was featured on Super Sundaes and I am proudly off to put my winner button on my sidebar.  Thanks, Kristie, & team.

Thanks for stopping in today.  Hope things are well with all my friends here.  Take care & I will be back soon.

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

Monday, August 8, 2011

Paper Playtime # 52 - "Cool Off with Water"

Good morning, my friends!  And how is everyone today?  Is it still hot where you are?  Today is Monday and that means another challenge at Paper Playtime.  For the next  week, our theme is "Cool off with Water".  When I hear that phrase, a number of things come to mind - swimming, running through the sprinkler, beaches and boating.  So even though I had a number of thoughts about what I wanted to do, I had a hard time coming up with an actual idea on what to make.  I began to look at my Cricut cartridges and decided to use one that has only been used ONCE (and it was a MUST HAVE at one point).  Here is my card for this week's challenge:

I used Dude Cricut cartridge for the surfer cut.  It took me a while to figure out all of the layers and I ended up trimming some of them off so that his hair wouldn't be blue or pattened :)  All of the paper and the star brads are from my stash.  Perfect guy card, no fuss, ribbons or bling.....oh, and no pink :)

Thanks for stopping by today.  Head on over to Paper Playtime to see what the rest of the talented design team has come up with and be sure to leave comments on our blogs so we know that you have visited us.  And link up your projects using the theme "Cool off with Water" for us to see.

Until next time,

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

Friday, August 5, 2011

Cake and Birthdays, A Winning Combination

Good Friday morning, peeps!  What's everyone up to this weekend?  Me, I have to work both days so it won't be a fun one this time around.  Hoping to get a bit of time in my pink castle. 

Here is today's card:

The stamp is "Birthday Anya" by The Greeting Farm coloured with my Copic markers with added touches of Glossy Accents and Liquid Applique in white.  The matching paper is also by The Greeting Farm that I found at a LSS and have been itching to use.  Stamp is from Ditto.  I love how she turned out.  So cute!!!

This card is for the challenge at Birthday Sundaes which is to use either cake or cupcakes on a birthday card.  I finally had my excuse to use this!

Thanks for dropping in today.  I appreciate all the wonderful friends I have here.  Hearing from you all with comments just makes me smile.  Have a GREAT weekend! 

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

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thank you, thank you, thank you "berry" much!!!

Good morning, my friends.  Did you like my cheesy Elvis impersonation?  LOL!  And I bet you can guess what kind of a card is coming.  That's correct, it is a berry card.  I spent some much needed time in my craft room last night and made a couple of cards for challenges.  One I will share now and one will be up tomorrow.

I used Paisley Cricut cartridge for the berry on page 72.  The berries are on a background from Accent Essentials.  Sentiment is computer generated.  All paper is from my stash.  When I was done it looked like it was missing something so I began to doodle with my white gel pen and it ended up with lots of doodling to give it that finished look.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Tacky Tuesday Challenge #9 - to use a fruit/berry cut & the word "berry" in your sentiment

Cricut Cardz Challenge #86 - "Tuitti Fruitti", make a card using fruit

Thanks for coming to visit today.  Have a great Thursday.

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