Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Skating We Will Go!!!

Good Morning.  I sure hope everyone has had a chance to read my TWO posts from yesterday and will take some time to visit my fellow design team members from both groups, leave them some love & participate in our challenges. 

Today I have a card to share that has one of my favourite seasons on it.  I like it when the weather gets cold and the snow falls and I can bundle up and just go outside and enjoy.  Now I do know that not everyone likes Winter but that is what makes us all unique. 

This card features "Ellie Loves to Skate" by Your Next Stamp in a monochromatic blue theme with a touch of snow white.  Ellie's face, hair and leggings are coloured with Copic markers and the rest of her outfit and hair bows are paper pieced in the same paper as the card.  Patterned paper, card stock, velvet twine and the button are from my stash.  The skittles are some that I won from Your Next Stamp website and they are such a neat embellishment that I know I will be ordering more.

This card is being entered into the challenge at Your Next Stamp which was to use paper piecing somewhere on your card or project. 

Thanks for stopping in today.  Enjoy your day!

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

Monday, September 26, 2011

My First Post for a New Digi Design Team

There are TWO live posts for today.  If you are looking for Challenge #56 for Paper Playtime, please click

Good morning again!  This is my second post for the day.  I am proud to announce that on the last Monday of each month I will be designing for The Queen's Royal Digi Design Team.  Thank you to Theresa - The Scrapbooking Queen - for asking me to be on this wonderful design team. 

I have two cards to show you today using digis from Di's Digi Downloads.  Our theme is Halloween & these cute little images are great to colour up and put on a card.

Images are coloured with my Copics.  All card stock on these two cards is from Recollections.  Stamps are from the $1.50 bin at Michaels.  Patterned paper & the embellishments are from my stash. 

Thanks for dropping by today.  Please join us at The Scrapbooking Queen and show us your Halloween digi projects for a chance to win some great prizes.

Have a GREAT day!!!

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

Paper Playtime Challenge #56 - Halloween

There are TWO live posts for today.  If you are looking for The Queen's Royal Digi Challenge, please click HERE. 

Good morning, my friends!  Yes, it is Monday again and this is the last Monday for the original format of the Paper Playtime challenges.  I just want to say that it was an honour & a privilege to work with such a great group of ladies on this design team.  Today, we were asked to make a Halloween project.  Truthfully, I am not a big fan of Halloween but did make a  "cute" project to share.

Here is a Halloween card and the world's smallest treat bag:

The card outside & inside:

And the treat bag:

The spider and the web are from Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge.  I added both large and small googly eyes to the spider.  All card stock is from Recollections.  Stickles and some small bling complete the card.

Thanks for coming by today.  Please join us over at Paper Playtime and link up your Halloween projects in order to win.

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

Sunday, September 25, 2011

This Week on Princess' Paper Projects

Good Sunday afternoon, my friends!  Just a quick post about what's coming up this week. 

Monday I will have two posts.  The first post is for Challenge #57 for Paper Playtime.  You will have to come back to see what the challenge is and how you can play along.  Second post is for the new/old digi Monday.  Digi Monday is moving to the last Monday of the month and it will be at The Scrapbooking Queen's blog with a new group of ladies on our design team.  So please come visit a second time to see what the challenge is and how you can play along for this one too.  So excited!!!!

Tuesday I have a card to show you that I made for the challenge at Your Next Stamp.

And, finally, on Saturday, come join me & a number of other Canadian crafters for our World Card Day Blog Hop.  Lots & lots of inspiration using Canadian companies.  I will have some candy to give away as well.

All in all, a rather busy week here on the blog.  Hope you are all able to be here.  Thanks for all of the love & support you give me in my little corner of this crafting world.  I appreciate you all. 

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

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Good Food + Good Company = A GREAT TIME!!!

Good Tuesday morning, my friends!!!  Can we just pretend today is Monday so I do not get any more inquires to see if I am okay.  LOL!!!  To explain, I have not updated my blog for over a week.  And usually I add at least one project on Mondays so I received a couple of phone calls yesterday asking if I was okay because there was no new project on my blog.  Well, to those who are wondering & even those who are not, I am fine....been busy working, teaching classes & working on things for upcoming design team posts and a wedding. 

In my last post, I mentioned that I was having lunch with my high school friends.  Some of these ladies I have not seen for over 20+ years but can I just say it was an AWESOME time.  Friendships that stand that test of time pick up like it was yesterday.  There were 9 of us and we sat in the restaurant for over 4 hours and chatted, ate good food & took pictures.

Here are all of us:

The reason we were actually getting together was that we all turned 50 this year.  I made a little card for each lady and added a chocolate truffle to each place setting.

These are 3" x 3" cards.  The stamp is from Your Next Stamp coloured with my Copic markers.  I did a number of hair colours and tried to match them to each lady.  The scalloped circle is from Accent Essentials Cricut cartridge & the 50 is cut from Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge. 

Okay, that's it for today.  I am on the run again off to work.  Thanks for dropping by & I really do hope to see you again soon.

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

Monday, September 12, 2011

Paper Playtime #55 - An Easel Card

Good Monday morning, friends!  Yep, it is Monday and that again means time for another challenge at Paper Playtime.  Our assignment (hee hee.....thought I would use that word since most everyone is back to school now) was to make an easel card.  I had made a couple in the past but watched a few Youtube videos and I must say I chose a simple one to make due to time restraints but some easel cards are complex and look amazing.  Come check out the inspiration from the design team at Paper Playtime as there are some absolutely gorgeous ones there.

Here is my simple easel card closed:

 and opened:

The mailbox is from Jolly Hollidays Cricut cartridge cut at 4".  I bought this after Christmas last year so this was the first time I had used it.  Cardstock is Recollections and patterned paper is DCWV Tis The Season stack.  The fancy squares are from Spellbinders Nestabilities Lattice Rectangles.  All embellishements from my stash.

Glad you could stop by today.  Leave me a comment & let me know you've been here.  And please join us at Paper Playtime this week with your easel cards.  We'd love to see what you can make, simple or complicated, it really doesn't matter.

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

Friday, September 9, 2011

It Feels Like Forever....

Good morning, my friends!  While it has not really been "forever" it feels like a long time since I have shared anything on my blog.  I have spent a bit of time in my craft room but there has just generally been a lot going on in my life to keep me away from it and when I am in there I seem to be making samples for my classes.  I am also working on a few things for another wedding which I can share shortly...

Today's card is a birthday card that I made for my nephew who just turned 14.  I originally was just going to give him one from my stash of cards but then decided to get creative and make him one of his "own".  :)

This stamp is from Your Next Stamp and is called "Birthday Bear Bash".  It is coloured with my Copic markers and is one of the ones I won as blog candy.  I encourage anyone to check out Karen's line of stamps and scrap booking supplies.  They are great!!!  Everything else was found in my scrap pile - still trying to use that stash.

Thanks for dropping in today.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  On Sunday I am having lunch with most of my girlfriends from high school who have all turned the big 5-0 this year.  I can't believe we have known each other since we were 14.  Some of them I have not seen for over 20 years.  Looking forward to it.  I will be back Monday with a regular scheduled Paper Playtime challenge.

Until then, take care.

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