Monday, June 27, 2011

Paper Playtime Challenge #49 - Digi Week

Welcome back, my friends and happy Monday.  It's the last Monday of June (I can not believe how fast the summer is going) and that means time again for Digi Monday at Paper Playtime.  This week our challenge is to use red, white and blue on a card.  It doesn't have to be a patriotic card as our incredible design team ladies have made all kinds of cards with these colours.  Please go check them out and leave some love.  But......since red, white and blue does imply USA colours I asked our wonderful leader, Janis, if I could use red and white only which are the colours in the Canadian flag.  I did not make a patriotic card either (because you need to come back and visit our Canada Day blog hop on Friday to see that!) but used red and white with a hint of brown. 

The image used is Daisy by Digital Delights by Louby Lou.  It took me a while to decide what image I wanted to use this month and my original idea was to sit little Daisy on top of a Canadian flag but loved her on this fence.  She is coloured with my Copic markers and there are lots of stickles and bling added to her dress.  All card stock is from Recollections.  D'vine Swirls is used for the embossing.  The fence is from Paper Doll Dress Up cut at 1 1/2" (on the last page of the book).  The stamp is from "Just A Note" by My Creative Time.  Oh, and I used my I-rock for the first time to add the bling to the fence and the flowers on her dress.  Flowers are Prima and Recollections.  Wow, I used lots of things to make this card, didn't I?  :)

Thank you for visiting today.  Please visit our challenge at Paper Playtime and show us your red, white and blue cards (or use the colours of your countries flag, just let us know that) for a chance to win some great prizes.  Have a GREAT Monday.

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

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Anyone Need More Time in a Day?!?

Good afternoon, my friends!  I need more time.  Yes, more time, like more hours in a day.  And I know that most of you would like that as well.  I need to MAKE time to craft but when I do that I feel guilty for not doing the things I should be doing around the house.  It is a syndrome I know we all, as women, face from time to time but time for ME makes ME a happier person to be around.  I know the house will wait and I am the only one who can make the guilty feeling go away.  I have a number of projects on the go that I want to finish before the end of this month, some I have to and others that can actually wait.  Maybe tonight after work.....

Today is the birthday of one of our good friends and last night I realized I did not have a card for him (or any other "manly" cards) in my stash at all.  So, I shamelessly cased an idea from my friend, Tara at Homemade Happiness that I had been wanting to try.  Truthfully, not extremely happy with the result but I ran out guessed it....time....before I actually had to sleep. 

I used my new Sew Easy for the first time on this card.  It made the stitching pretty fast but not as fast as I would have liked.  Maybe it just takes more practice.  All paper is from my scraps as that is the point of this project :)  The stamp is from Delta Rubber Stampede and coloured with my Copics to match the card. 

This card is now off to its new owner and I am off to work.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope to see you again soon.  Just a reminder before you leave, make sure you visit on July 1st (Canada Day) for the blog hop for chances to win some great prizes and see the amazingly talented ladies we have participating.

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

Friday, June 17, 2011

And yet again......more wedding things!

Good morning, my blogger friends.  This has been a crazy busy week for me as I get ready for a garage sale that I am having at my parents on Saturday and a wedding celebration that is happening on Sunday.  Along with working there hasn't been much time to do anything for me :)  I do have some craft supplies in my garage sale but I think it would be way too far for most of you to come. 

On to what I have been doing.  As many of my great followers know, my son got married last month in a very intimate ceremony out of town.  But they wanted a chance to celebrate with all of their extended family and friends so on Sunday we are gathering at a park pavilion for a picnic to do just that. 

Here is the sign I made to put on the pavilion so people know they are in the right place:

And I wanted something little for all the guests to take home so I made 100 of these lollipops using Accent Essentials scalloped circle and punched out the sentiment printed from the computer.  Each ribbon was tied and taped as they were falling off the stick.  They look super simple but took me much longer than I thought.  I do like the result though and am glad I went to all that work so that we have something to remember this day by.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I do plan on being around a bit more now that things have calmed down from the wedding with more challenge entries and more of my own things but the best laid plans.......

Okay, off to pack up for the weekend.  I have one more shift to work and we head out.  Now let's just pray the weather co-operates for Saturday and Sunday.

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

Monday, June 13, 2011

Paper Playtime Challenge #48 - Z fold card

Good Morning, my friends, and welcome to another challenge over at Paper Playtime.  This week our challenge is to make a z fold card.  I have never made a z fold card and so I googled it and the results had lots of different instructions, pictures and videos for making these fun fold cards.  I found one that was a variation of the usual so decided to try it.  The video instructions are found here  if you want to try one.

All supplies were using up my stash.  The stamp was from My Next Stamp minis coloured with my Copics and then placed on a double scalloped circle cut from Accent Essentials. 

Again, thanks for coming by to visit.  Please feel free to leave a comment with your blog link so that I can come visit you :)  And join us in our z fold challenge at Paper Playtime this week.

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

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Pink & Blue.....Not just for Babies!

Good Tuesday Morning, my friends!  I can not believe a week has gone by since I last posted a project of any kind.  My, how time flies.  I had a wonderful busy weekend and besides work got to spend some time with my son and daughter-in-law, the first time since the wedding so that was nice! 

But yesterday I hate to admit, I was bored.   Not just the "I don't know what to do" kind of bored but the restless kind where nothing I did was what I wanted to be doing.  I sat down at the computer and thought I would visit some of the blogs I needed to catch up on which led to other blogs.....which led to other blogs.....well, you get the picture.  In my blog hopping and link connecting, I came across this site: The Deconstructed Sketch.  Since I actually needed something to do I printed the sketch and went into my pink castle to play.  Here is the sketch:

 and this is my version of the sketch:

All card stock for this card is by Recollections.  The stamp is from The Greeting Farm called Special Autumn coloured with my Copic markers.  I like the soft baby pastels of this card and yet it is not for a baby. 

Thank you for coming by to visit today.  I hope you have a great day and I will see you again soon.

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