Tuesday, May 31, 2011

"Make A Big Wish"

Good morning, my peeps!  I hope you had a super day yesterday and are ready to tackle the world again today.  I have not been feeling the greatest these days but put my down time to good use doing some knitting and crocheting and a bit of paper crafting.  The humid weather is not helping these aching muscles and bones lately either.

Today the card I have to share with you is for a new to me challenge blog Your Next Stamp Challenge Blog.  I discovered Your Next Stamp stamps at Scrapfest in Kitchener in April and bought my bride and groom for the favors I made along with 3 "mini" stamps.  I love them and am looking forward to adding to my collection when my budget allows.  The challenge was to use this sketch to create a card:

And here is my take on this sketch:

All stamp is from Your Next Stamp called Mini Cupcake Cute Fhionna.  The background stamp is a Studio G cling stamp and all were coloured with my Copic markers.  The sentiment is from the $1.50 bin at Michaels.  I used the Perfectly Paisley Cuttlebug embossing folder to add some dimension as well. 

Hope you like it.  Please go check out the great images at Your Next Stamp (and it is a Canadian company too for my Canadian friends) and join in on their challenge here.  You have until June 7th to complete it.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope to see you all again soon.

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

Monday, May 30, 2011

Digi Monday at Paper Playtime

Good Morning and Happy Monday, my friends!  Wow, time flies.  I can not believe it is already the last Monday of the month (and there were even 5 Mondays this month) and that means time for the Digi Challenge at Paper Playtime.  The theme for this digi challenge is Love/Wedding, perfect timing for me as I have lots and lots of wedding projects to do. 

I used Brady the Groom and Madison the Bride images from Digital Delights by Louby Loo for this layout.  I coloured them with my Copics and placed them on pop dots for some added dimension.  All card stock, patterned paper and embellishments for this layout were found in my stash.  I have bought a few new things to do some layouts for the wedding album but this was put together before then.  I will share more as I do them though, I promise. 

Thanks for coming by today.  Please check out Digital Delights by Louby Loo as she has some wonderful digi images.  And also join us at Paper Playtime with your love/wedding themed digi projects to win some awesome prizes.  I am looking forward to seeing what you all create.

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

Sunday, May 29, 2011

"Pursenally" Speaking

Hello again today, my friends!  Post number two for today.  I think I have only posted twice in one day one other time since having my blog for a year and a half now.  But I have been busy creating and am happy and excited to share.

Do you like the made up word in the title of this post?  "Pursenally".....not really a word but fits the card I made so I just made it up.  This card is for Challenge #9 at My Craft Spot where we were to create a shaped card.  I do not do shaped cards very often so this really was a challenge for me and I guess that is the point, correct?

I designed this card on my Gypsy girl using the Forever Young Cricut cartridge.  The black purse is the shadow layer flipped to be joined at the top.  The blue is the regular purse and I hid the flower on the front with the hide contour feature.  All of the card stock both plain and printed is from Recollections.  I used my stash of ribbon, flowers, pearls and bling to make it pop.  Sentiment is from the $1.50 bin at Michaels.  I just may have to do more shaped cards.  It was fun!

Again, thank you for dropping in.  And, again, I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  And if you happen to have a long weekend, enjoy your day off tomorrow.

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

Feeling Groovy

Good Sunday Morning, crafting friends.  This is post #1 of 2 today so that I will have both of my cards posted to be entered into their respective challenges on time.  I sure do hope everyone is enjoying their weekend and hopefully spending time with those you love and doing something just for you. 

Are you a retro girl?  I am not really and don't long for any era to come back as I just enjoy living in the moment.  But I went back to the 60ies for the Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge where the challenge was "Groovy Times".  I do not have this cartridge but used Forever Young to give my card a retro feel.

All card stock and patterned card stock are from Recollections, Spots and Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder, sentiments is a clear stamp from the $1.50 bin, ribbon and twine from my stash.  And for my regular followers, there is NOT a stitch of pink in sight.  LOL!!!!!!

Thanks again for dropping in.  Come back later today for my second post.

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

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Pearls and Lace

Good afternoon, everyone.  I hope you all are having a WONDERFUL weekend.  Weather here has been so drab and rainy for so many days in a row that I thought I would just hibernate in my pink castle and do some challenge cards.  I finished 5 cards and will be sharing them with you over the next few days (from now until Tuesday with a design post in between).

What is more feminine than pearls & lace?  And since I am such a girly-girl this was the perfect challenge for me to participate in.  The challenge was at the Birthday Sundaes blog to create a birthday card using pearls & lace.  And, yep, you guessed it,  I could not make this card without using some pink.  :)

The card stock is from Recollections, patterned paper is by Basic Grey, stamp is from The Greeting Farm coloured with my Copics, sentiment is from My Pink Stamper's Simply Sweet Occasions, pearls & lace are from Michaels.  I made the lace flower by gathering the lace onto glue dots and adding it to a paper flower from Creative Memories.  I am pleased with my super feminine birthday card and am waiting for the perfect person to give it to.  Is it you?  :)

Thanks so much for stopping in.  I have heard blogger is giving us difficulties in leaving comments so I just want you to know that I appreciate each and every time you come by to my little corner in this big paper crafting world.

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

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Pretty as a Princess.....made for a Special Princess!!!!

Good afternoon, my friends.  I thought I would mix it up a bit and post in the afternoon instead of the morning.  Maybe my next post will be in the evening.  Don't want to be predictable and boring :)

The card I am sharing with you today was made for my great niece B who just turned 4.  She had a "Princess Party" so what was more appropriate than a princess digi coloured with my copics.  I'm sorry I don't know who to give credit to as I forgot where this image came from.  And of course, I got to use lots of pretty girly colours of pink and purple.  So not the colours I use all the time.  RIGHT????  (Have you checked out most of my cards!)  I think I need to be challenged to use something OTHER than pink once in a while.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I made a list of some of the challenges I would like to complete this week but we will see where it leads.  But, until next time,

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

Monday, May 23, 2011

Paper Playtime "Bonus" Challenge

Good morning, my friends.  Happy Monday.  It is a holiday here in Canada so I am actually off work today and am either going to go visit relatives or spend some time in my pink castle.  Just need to make a decision. 

Since May had 5 Mondays our fearless leader "Mama Janis" at Paper Playtime asked her design team if they would like to participate in a bonus challenge.  And, of course, I volunteered as it involved more time to play with paper.  :)    The challenge was to use a charm on your card.  I am trying to be good and use up all the many things in my stash so I pulled out a couple of metal charms that I had sitting around for ages and here is what I came up with.

The punch was a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page and the sentiment is from the very first "My Pink Stamper" set Simply Sweet Occasions.  Everything else was "found" in my scrap room :-D

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope everyone is well and enjoying their Monday.  Come on over and join us at Paper Playtime and show us a project that you've created using a charm.

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

Thursday, May 19, 2011

All Things Wedding - Part Two

Good Thursday morning, my friends!  Welcome to part two where today I will share some others pics,  the card and the favors  I made.  I am excited to share these with you.  And just as a reminder to any of you, if you would like me to make anything for a special event you have coming up just drop me an e-mail or comment here.  First, here are a few more pics from the wedding:

My Son & I:
(and as you can all see he gets his height from me LOL!)

My hubby (Andrew's step dad) & I:

And one final pic of the Bride & Groom:

I have so many more pictures but just thought I would share some of the highlights of the day with all my friends here.  As I scrapbook them I may share more.  Now on to the projects.

First, this is the card I made for them.  I used the Wedding Solution and Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridges.  In keeping with the lime green theme, I used that as the basis and found paper in my stash that matched.  The car is on an action wobble and the whole thing turned out so cute!

The favors took me the most time.    I used a bride and groom stamp from My Next Stamp and coloured 25 of them with my copic markers.  Each one took about a half an hour to colour and cut out.  The bride and groom were placed on a lime green heart cut out from the same Wedding Solutions cart as the invitations.  From Bags, Tags, Boxes and More I cut out the popcorn box with printed black & white damask card stock.  Inside each box I placed lime green basket shred and black, ivory (I could not find white) and lime green jelly beans.  And, just to let you all in on a little secret of how much of a perfectionist I am, I used gloves and counted out the same amount of jelly beans in each colour for each favor.  This caused quite a laugh at the reception.  I placed them in a small gift basket bag and tied it with lime green ribbon that said "From The Mr. and Mrs." that I found on clearance at Michaels. 

The favors all lined up and ready to go:

The coloured bride & groom:

The jelly beans:

and this was how they looked on the table along with the place cards:

Thank you so much for joining me on my wedding journey these last two days.  And for the wonderful comments.  I appreciate each and every one of you and am glad I can share these things with you.

Have a great day, my friends.  Hope to see you back here soon.

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

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

All Things Wedding - Part One

Good Wednesday morning, my friends!  Today is part one of my wedding series of things that I made for my son's wedding.  Today I will show you the invitations and place cards and tomorrow in part two, I will show you the favors and the card I made for them.  And, just so you know who I made it all for I will share some wedding pics too.  Just the way the sun was I ended up with a "halo" in my pics but have not figured out how to edit it out yet.  I may just get the professional ones to scrapbook but will post the unedited version here, halos and all.  And believe me, these boys are no angels.  I've known them a while and can say that without offending them.....and I don't think they will visit here anyhow. ;)

The lovely wedding setting:


The Bride and Groom:

The Wedding Party:

The colours for the wedding were white, lime green and black so that was the colours I based the invitations and place cards on.  I used Recollections card stock for everything as it had the best lime green colour.  This was the invitation and reply card. (I covered the words with blank white card stock but you do get the idea!)
The heart was cut with the Wedding Solutions Cricut cartridge. 

Outside of invitation:

Inside of invitation:

Place Cards:

These were simple and fairly easy to make and just added those personal touches to the wedding. 

Thanks for dropping in today and for letting me share the excitement of the wedding preparations with you (after the fact, I am no longer panicking that I won't get done...hee!hee!).  Remember to come by tomorrow to see Part Two of All Things Wedding.

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

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I'm Back!!!

Good Tuesday morning, my blogger friends!  Did you miss me??  LOL!!!!  The wedding was absolutely beautiful and I could not have asked for a better day.  My one and only baby is married.  Wow!  Tomorrow and Thursday I will have a series called "All Things Wedding - Part 1 and 2" to share all that I made for the wedding and a few pictures.

Today I have a card to share that I made for my Mom for Mother's Day.  I used a free image from Digital Delights by Louby Loo called "Time for Tea Boo Boo".  I coloured it with my copics and just love the way it turned out.  My Mom likes tea cups and gardening so I thought it would be perfect for her.  Inside just said "Happy Mother's Day" but it could have been used for almost anything.  All cardstock was Recollections from Michaels.  I used the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder for some dimension.  Flower, button and floss were from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I appreciate it.  Please come back the next two days to see what I made for the wedding as I didn't want to share before and spoil anything.  Have a wonderful day, everyone.

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

Monday, May 9, 2011

Paper Playtime Challenge # 45 - A Tall Card

Good Monday morning, my friends!!!  By the time you are reading this, my son will be married (the wedding was yesterday) and I am celebrating with them still and sending them on their honeymoon after breakfast together today. 

It is time for another challenge at Paper Playtime.  This week's challenge is to make a tall card and use your Cricut for an added bonus.  A tall card is a card made with a base of 8" x 8" scored at 4".  It will fit into a legal size envelope.  Below is my card:

All the paper used for this card was from my stash.  I used the Paisley Cricut cartridge to cut out the paisley mofit at 3" including all of the layers.  The sentiment is a stamp from My Creative Time's "Just A Little Note to Say".  I used 2 EK Success border punches and my Creative Memories corner rounder.  Ribbon, button and floss are again just from my stash.

Thank you for dropping by today.  Please come join us at Paper Playtime this week and show us your tall cards.  The design team has left you some great inspiration.  Their cards are just amazing and I am so glad to be part of this team.

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

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

You Are One of A Kind

Good Wednesday morning, my friends!  I did not expect to be posting so soon after yesterday's post about not having my "creative mojo" but somehow I dug really deep and found it to make this card (and one other one to be posted probably tomorrow).  Neither of these cards are the ones I actually need for the weekend but I am sure more ideas will flow now.  Crossing my fingers!

This card is NOT my original idea.  I have seen it done somewhere on a blog and am sorry to say that I do not remember where and so can not give credit where it is due.  But I knew I had this punch and wanted to try my version of it.  Butterfly classic punch is from Martha Stewart, sentiment is printed on the computer and all other supplies from my stash.


Thanks for stopping in again today.  Have a great day!  I am off to work in a few minutes so the cards I need will have to wait for tomorrow. 

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

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Vintage "So Long"

Good morning, my friends.  Well, you know the old saying...."the best laid plans"....I haven't had much time or to be more truthful, motivation to be creative lately.  Not sure why and I am hoping it will change soon but in the meantime, I probably won't have too much to share.  Bear with me and I am sure there will be more entries to this blog when my "crafting mojo" comes back.

Today I have a card to share with you that I made for a friend at work who was leaving to go back to her old job.  I wish her the best of luck on her new journey.  She is all about vintage so I used the Sentimental Cricut cartridge and muted colours for her card.  Personalized cards for the people they are for is something I like to do and is probably why I do not have a huge stash of cards and make them at the last minute :)

And I just wanted to share the absolutely beautiful tag/card she made for me.  The lace she used on it was made by her grandmother.  I will cherish this for a long time.

That's all for today.  I really need to make a couple of cards for this weekend because from me everyone expects a homemade card.  Maybe I will just surprise them all and go buy one :)  Thanks for stopping by.  I hope to see you all again soon.

Happy Tuesday!!!!

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