Wednesday, July 27, 2011

3...2....1......Teeny Tiny Just Because

Good afternoon, my crafting friends.  I hope this finds everyone well and enjoying their summer.  Truthfully,  things in my life aren't all that great right now and so finding time to craft and enjoy it is a big stretch.  But I needed something small to send out with some blog candy and nothing in my stock of cards fit the bill so I forced myself to create something new to share.  I am also entering these cards at Your Next Stamp's 3...2...1 challenge.  The challenge was to use 3 embellishments, 2 patterned papers and one image. 

The image used is mini Shopper Fhiona which was coloured with my Copic markers and just waiting to be put on a card or project.  Everything else was supplies from my craft room stash.  The cards measure 3" x 3" and are perfect for placing in my packages which will be shipped out tomorrow when I actually go to the post office.

Thanks for dropping in today.  And if you have any ideas of how to find my crafting mojo in the midst of this chaos that is my life right now,  let me know.

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

Monday, July 25, 2011

Paper Playtime Challenge #51 - Digi Monday/Summer

Good morning and happy Monday!  My, how this summer is flying by.  It is the last Monday of the month of July and that means digi Monday over at Paper Playtime.  Our digi projects are to have a summer theme.  I made two totally different things using the stamps from Digital Delights by Louby Loo

First we have a scrapbook layout using "Bucket & Spade Peyton".  The image is coloured with my Copic markers.  The title is cut from "Life's A Beach" Cricut cartridge.  All other supplies are just what I had in my stash.  (BTW, the pile is STILL not getting any smaller....)

Second, we have a card that could be used for any summer occasion using "Laid Back Lucy".  She is again coloured with my Copic markers.  Border punch is EK Success Apron Lace.  Lucy is perched on a Spellbinder Nestabilities large ovals.  Stamp is from "My Pink Stamper" Simply Sweet Occasions.  And, yet again (tired of me saying this Hee!hee!), all other supplies are from my stash. 

Please join us for our Summer digi theme over at Paper Playtime this week for your chance to win some great digital stamp prizes.

Thanks for stopping in today.  Have a great Monday, my friends.

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

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Winner & Some Birthday Pics

Hello my crafty peeps!  I can not believe that a week has passed since my birthday.  Thank you for all the kind birthday wishes and just like I promised I got my hubby to choose a number between 1-5 (from all the comments that were posted) for a little surprise.  He chose 5.

Kate said... Happy birthday, Heather!! I hope you had a wonderful day!
What a super card! I love the shape and the pretty pink. I see no reason why you shouldn't give yourself a card!
Enjoy your holiday!

Congratulations Kate. 

For my actual birthday my hubby surprised me by taking me out for supper at one of my fave restaurants and having a few people who are special to me there.  I did not have my camera but my BFF did and this is one of the pictures she took of me with my birthday dessert:

Here are all the beautiful cards and lovely gifts I received:

It was an absolutely fantastic day and the best way I could have spent my 50th birthday, with family & friends.  My son and daughter-in-law live out of town and I will be seeing them this weekend for my birthday.

My mini vacation was also a blast.  I spent time relaxing, eating, shopping and going to craft stores(such a hardship for me) with my BFF.  We did have some time for crafting and I have a few cards that need finishing touches and I can share them with you.

Thanks for stopping in today.  Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday.

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

Friday, July 15, 2011

Yet Another Birthday Card.......

Good morning, my friends.  Are you tired of birthday cards from me yet?  I need a change of pace for a bit and can happily announce I have NO birthday cards that I need to make for the month of August.  Any suggestions on the kind of cards you want to see me make?  I could also catch up on the piles and piles of pictures I have to scrapbook but I usually don't share a lot of them here as they are more personal than my cards.

I am still on my mini vacation and I hope I am enjoying myself.  Truthfully, I am sure I am and will let you in on the details, etc. in a few days.  Here is the card I have for you today.  It was made for a co-worker who we teasingly call Princess.  She had the name before me but now we have to share it at work  :)

I forgot to photograph the inside but that is where the sentiment was and it said in big letters "HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRINCESS!"   Card stock is Recollections, designer patterned paper is DCWV and Greeting Farm.  Stamp is mini Princess Tilda coloured with Copics.  I used Spellbinders Nestabilites for the first time on this card.  They belong to my BFF - I am so glad she is a crafter as well so we can share things.  But I did end up buying a set of them for myself in a different shape so we can share  :)

Have a GREAT day today!  Thanks for dropping by.  "See" you soon.

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

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!!! :)

Good morning everyone!  Well today is a special day for me as it is my 50th birthday.  I can not believe that I am half a century old.  Hee hee!!!  As most of you read this I will be at work as I work a full day today and then I am actually away until either Saturday or Sunday with limited Internet access.  I am really looking forward to my "mini" vacation with my BFF and I do hope we will have some time to craft.

I told you I had so many birthday cards to make for July for both family, friends and co-workers.  I have all but one finished and addressed.  Today, on my birthday, I am going to share with you my favourite of all I made.  I kinda wish I had kept it for myself.  Can we give ourselves a card...hummmm???  :)

This stamp belongs to my BFF and comes from The Greeting Farm.  She reminds me of an 80ies girl from Flashdance.  She is coloured with my Copic markers.  The stamp is from the $1.50 bin at Michaels. I use these a lot - inexpensive but I find they are good quality and stamp well.  The shaped card and frame are from Wild Card cartridge.  Ribbon, flowers and gems are again from my stash.

I have a small giveaway for my birthday for one of my friends here.  Just leave a comment under this post and when I return I will pick a name.  Just my way of letting you know how much I appreciate all of my readers. 

Thank you for coming by today.  Hope to see you in a few days and I do have another post scheduled while I am away so make sure you check back in on Friday.

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

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Christmas In July

Good morning, my friends!  Is it hot where you live?  It has been so very hot these last few days and unfortunately, I am not a big fan of heat and humidity.  I am one of those strange people that would rather it be cold and snowy.  LOL!  So I decided that I would try to cool off by pretending it is Winter and making something for Christmas.  It never hurts to start early.  I already have a few things in my gift closet for Christmas presents.  Please don't hate me all you last minute shoppers.  I just like being organized.

Here is the card I made for today:

I used Create A Critter for the penguin at 2 1/4".  Stamp is from $1.50 bin at Michaels.  Martha Stewart ornament punch.  Everything else is from my immense stash which does not seem to be going down despite how much I use it. 

Thanks for stopping in today.  Please let me know you were here by leaving me a comment so that I can come visit you as well.  I also want to welcome all the new followers that I acquired on the weekend from the blog hop.  I hope I can continue to inspire you to be as creative as you can be. 

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

Monday, July 11, 2011

Paper Playtime Challenge #50 - Summer!!!!

Hello, my friends!  It's Monday and time again for another Paper Playtime challenge.  This week our theme is Summer which can be interpreted any way that you want.  Our sponsor this week is Simply Pam and the prizes are: Making Memories - Whimsy Embellishment Kit  and Making Memories Hul-la-ba-loo 5"x7" Mini Book Kit.  Summer to me always means lots of sunshine and treats.  This is what I made:

It is a tall gate fold card.  The base is card stock cut at 8 1/2" x 9" scored at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8" leaving a card of 4 1/4" with two opening flaps.  The purple scalloped squares are from Mini Monograms cut at 2 1/2".  The inside squares are 2" and 1 3/4" with rounded corners.  Stamp is from the $1.50 bin at Michaels.  Sun and popsicle are cut from Doodlecharms at 1 1/2".  A button with ribbon threaded through it and some stickles complete the card. 

As always, thanks for dropping in today.  Please go visit Paper Playtime to see what great projects the rest of our design team has made for their summer challenges and then go create a summer project of your own to link up to win some great prizes.

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

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Pinkalicious Birthday Blog Hop

Good Saturday morning, my friends, and welcome to the Pinkalicious Birthday Blog Hop.  We are celebrating Melissa from birthday and coincidentally, that is the start of the hop so if you don't want to miss a thing go back and start at the beginning of the hop.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MELISSA!!!!  Hope it is the best yet and all your wishes come true.  If you have arrived from Phyllis' blog you are in the correct place.

For our project, we were asked to make anything pink and anyone of my regular followers knows that pink is my "go to" colour.   I wanted to make something fancy and totally out of my comfort zone for a change.  I think I accomplished my goal!  Here is the front & inside of the card I made:

All the card stock is from Recollections.  The shoe is cut from Wedding Solutions cartridge.  The stamps are a combination of some clear stamps that I had in my stash, along with the bling.  Oh, and the light pink was run through the Victoria Cuttlebug embossing folder.  Not my usual cutesy, whimsical style that's for sure but I really like it. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  You are now off to Alma's blog to see what she has created for this hop.  Enjoy your day!!!

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

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Finally......On A Roll!!!

Good Thursday morning, my friends.  I am finally on a roll in my pink castle and yesterday I finished 3 cards and 2 scrapbook layouts.  Watch me go!  I need 2 more birthday cards by the end of the month and hope to finish up a few more layouts that I had the pictures printed for.  Unfortunately, work is getting in the way today and so I don't think I will get any more done.  Possibly this evening....

Today's card started out as a card to enter into a challenge but turned out so totally different with not one of the requirements for the challenge it was for.  I love it anyways and it just gives me another excuse to make a different card.  It's pretty simple but will be useful for all the July birthdays that I have.

I have used this stamp and sentiment before but they go so well together.  Stamp is from Your Next Stamp minis coloured with my Copics and the sentiment is from the $1.50 bin at Michaels.  Card stock is Recollections and the patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye Penny Lane.  Gems were set with my I-rock and although I am late to this party as it is new to me, I must say that I am really liking this fun tool.  No chance of the gems coming off like the adhesive ones.

Thanks for dropping by.  Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

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

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

How Many Candles.....I Mean Birthdays?!?

Good Tuesday morning.  I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable weekend as it was a long holiday weekend for both my Canadian and American friends.  I spent Canada Day with some friends, had a barbecue and just played cards.  There were no fireworks involved this year and I did miss them but I had fun. 

I have been in a slump lately when it comes to crafting.  I am not really sure what to blame it on except that I seem to be tired ALL the time and sleeping an awful lot.  And that thing called work gets in the way of time to craft as well :)  But I have a number of birthdays in July that I want to make cards for so last night I used one of my stash of coloured images and made a card.  And while watching TV, I coloured 3 more images.  Yay me!!!  (At least it is a start!)

The image is from The Greeting Farm "Miss Anya Collection" coloured with my Copic markers.  The sentiment stamp is My Pink Stamper "Everyday Occasions" set.  Everything else is from my stash.  Still trying to use what I have before I purchase anything else and so far so good. 

I am entering this card at The Deconstructed Sketch and Birthday Sundaes

Thanks for stopping by today.  Don't forget that there is still time to link up a project here with a Canadian theme to win some awesome prizes.  You have until July 7th.  And July 9th I am in a  large blog hop you won't want to miss!!!

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

Friday, July 1, 2011

Canada Day Blog Hop

Good morning, my friends!!!! 

HAPPY CANADA DAY to all my fellow Canadians!

And welcome to the Canada Day blog hop hosted by my friends Tara and Jacqueline.  If you have arrived here from Kate's blog you are in the right spot.  If you have just come by to visit my blog today, you will want to go to Tara's blog to start at the beginning of the hop.  I am joined by a number of wonderful Canadian ladies who are showcasing our talents with a Canadian theme.  You will have a chance to join us to showcase your talent and a chance to win great prizes as follows:

- The Scrapbooking Cafe --- 3 X $10.00 GC
2 - Bugaboo Digital Stamps --- 7 Digital Stamps
3 - Pink By Design --- Canadian Stamp Set
4 - My Stamping Studio --- Lime Twist Products pack from My Mind's Eye
5 - Digis With Attitude --- $10.00 GC
6 - Graphic Cat Creations --- Freebie + $15.00 GC
7 - One Crazy Stamper --- $25.00 GC

All you have to do is link a project with a Canadian theme starting today through to July 7, 2011 for your chance to win.  The link is on Tara's blog. Now on to my card:

I made the red leaf paper by stamping a leaf stamp in Versamark and heat embossing with clear embossing powder.  Then I used the leaf to stamp randomly with red ink as well.  All supplies, except for the tag punch are from Michaels.  The tag punch is Creative Memories.  And this thank you goes out to all of you, my loyal followers and friends.  I appreciate every one of you and it makes me so happy when I read your comments and know that I can inspire you with my little corner of the crafting world.

Your next stop along the way is my friend Kimberley's blog.  If you get lost in your hopping the complete list of blogs is at the bottom of this post.  Thanks for dropping by today.  Don't forget to add your creative project for a chance to win.

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

Tara -
Kate -
Heather -  (that's me!)
Kimberly -
Michelle -
Tracy -
Kerry -
Avril -
Nicole -
Cheri -
Courtney -
Jacqueline -