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