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