Monday, October 31, 2011

Paper Playtime Challenge #59 ~ A "BONUS" Monday

Good afternoon and welcome back to my second post of the day.  Because it is the fifth Monday of the month we have a bonus challenge at Paper Playtime for one week only instead of two.  The theme is "Anything Goes" ~ post any craft project, past or present.  Prize donated by our sponsor, Cropstop, is a $15.00 gift certificate.

I decided I would show you all something that is not paper related today.  Even though paper crafting seems to be my most prevalent hobby, I do enjoy a number of other "crafty" avenues.  I learned to sew, knit and crochet from my Grandma at a very young age and still find knitting and crocheting to be most relaxing while I am watching mindless television.

These dishcloths were crocheted and the details were hand stitched to make them resemble a pair of jeans.  They are a housewarming gift to my son and daughter-in-law and I had to use the lime green as it is my son's favourite colour.  The orange was the original colouring from the pattern. 

Thanks for visiting again today.  Join our one week challenge of "ANYTHING GOES" at Paper Playtime and show us your crafting projects, past and present. 

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

You can link your project directly from my blog as well.  Just follow the linky.

The Queen's Royal Digi Challenge #2

Good Monday morning.  Oh.....and Happy Halloween.  I hope everyone has a fun & safe day. 

Today is the last Monday of the month and time for the digi challenge at The Scrapbooking Queen.  The theme is Fall images.  I have two cards to showcase both made from images by Di's Digi Downloads.

This cute little scarecrow is standing on a tall card (4 1/4" X 8").  He is coloured with my Copic markers.  All card stock is Recollections. Other supplies from my stash.  Sentiment is computer generated.

And this little bear is on a standard A2 card (4 1/4" x 5 1/2").  He is again coloured with my Copic markers.  Glossy accents is added to the umbrella to make it shiny.  Stamp is from My Pink Stamper and leaves are from my stash. 

Thanks for dropping in today.  Please join us this week for our digi challenge at The Scrapbooking Queen and let us see your Fall themed projects. 

Stay tuned for my second post later this afternoon. 

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

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Good Morning, my friends!   I have some news to share with you today that I have been bursting at the seams to tell but had to wait for the official announcement.  Today it is my turn and go to Kimberly's blog "Justwordz" to see it.  While you are there, check out her fantastic line of stamps that can be mixed and matched. 

Sooooo.......drum roll, please.......For the next term I am a member of the "Justwordz" design team. Thank you, Kim, for your kind words about my crafting.   I am truly looking forward to getting to know Kim, along with my other design team members and using her stamps in my projects.  Keep checking in as the project debut date is going to be soon.

Have a great Tuesday.

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

Sunday, October 23, 2011

One More Halloween......

and that will be all I am sure.  We can move on to Christmas (for the most part that will be what I will be showcasing the next two months).  I LOVE Christmas and can hardly wait to show you what I worked on this weekend.  But on to this evening's card:

This cute little pumpkin is a Your Next Stamp digi stamp coloured with my Copic markers.  All card stock is from Recollections.  Green layer has been run through the Stars Cuttlebug embossing folder.  Labels Eight Spellbinders Nestabilities have been used to cut out the pumpkin and the orange layer.  Ribbon and bling from my stash. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Your Next Stamp Challenge #53 ~ Halloween - pretty self explanatory as to the requirement but I had no Halloween stamps and Karen graciously e-mailed me this one.


STAMPede Stampin' Challenge #1 - to follow the sketch provided. 

Thanks for dropping in.  Please watch for something special in the next couple of days.  Hope you had a great weekend and are ready to face the week ahead.

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

Friday, October 21, 2011


Good Friday morning!  Are we all looking forward to the upcoming weekend?  Not sure of my plans but I do hope they include some crafting time somewhere along the line.  Time for me makes me a much happier girl.

Today's card is, well, Cricut, no stamped coloured image, not my usual style.  But I adore how it turned out. 

All card stock is Recollections.  Recollections, which by the way, is Michaels own brand, is mostly the only card stock that I use.  I am sure there are other brands still in my stash but it is definitely my "Go To" card stock as I find the quality to be good and there is such a variety of shades and colours.  D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder is used for the white layer.  The ovals are from Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacy Ovals and Classic Ovals Large.  Sentiment is from the $1.50 Michaels bin.  Flowers are Creative Memories.  Ribbon is unknown :)  Simple yet elegant.

Thanks for coming by again today.  Make it a GREAT one.

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

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall.....

All you have to do is call,
And I'll be there....ya.....
You've got a friend.

Do any of you remember this song?  It does apply to the card I have for you today.  All the seasons are there and so is the word "Friend" even though the camera did not pick it up very well.

Each of these stamps is a mini from Your Next Stamp, coloured with my Copic markers and punched out in a 1" circle.  Card stock is from Recollections.  Patterned paper is DCWV Sweet Treats stack.  Sentiment says "Hello Friend" and is from Michaels $1.50 bin.  Punch is Apron Lace by EK Success.  Top layer of kraft card stock has been run through the Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder.  I made this especially to send to a friend but it did not turn out how I envisioned it at all.  I do like it though. 

We are halfway through the week.  I trust yours is going well.  Come back and visit again soon.

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

Monday, October 17, 2011

Wedding Wishes!

Good Morning!  I hope your Monday is going well and that you had a wonderful weekend.  Last week I said I would share the things I made for my niece's wedding with you.  First I just want to share a beautiful picture of my niece, her new husband (can not believe it has been over a week already) and their three gorgeous children.  I wish them a blessed life together as they begin this journey.

I made table numbers, place cards and favours for her. The colours that she chose were orange and pink.  All card stock used is orange and bright pink from Recollections and the patterned paper is an orange and pink swirl that I found at Michaels.  And all other supplies were bought at Michaels as well ~ fall leaf and candy corn embellishments, ribbon and cello bags.  Let me warn you, there are LOTS of pictures to follow in this post so it will be a long one.

First, here is everything I made all together before I packed it to send:

It was a reasonably small wedding so here are the four table numbers:

The circles/scalloped circles are from Accent Essentials Cricut cartridge cut at 3 and 3 1/2".  Numbers are from Lyrical Letters cut at 3 1/2".

The place cards:

These were 4" squares folded in half with the orange/pink swirl at 1 3/4" x 3 3/4".  The names were computer generated on the bright pink card stock.  A pop dotted Fall leaf gives it a little pizzazz.

There were going to be a few children there so they had their own special favours:

The scalloped circle was again from Accent Essentials cut at 2 1/2".  The sentiment which reads "Thank you from Steve & Alisha Oct. 8, 2011" were computer generated and punched out with a 2" circle punch.  Candy corn bling and the ribbon which says "Happily Ever After" complete the look.  Although you can not see it in the picture the actual lollipop is shaped and coloured like a piece of candy corn as well.

And onto the other favours:

The popcorn box was cut from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More at 3 1/2" in bright pink.  The same circles were used for the front of these as on the children's favours.  Boxes were filled with white basket fill and then candy corn, placed in a small bag and tied with the same ribbon.

This is how they looked at the restuarant on the table along with another favour my niece had added:

It was a fabulous day and I enjoyed making these for them so much.  If you like what you see here and you or anyone you know are interested in handmade invitations, favours, etc for your celebration of any kind please e-mail me or get in touch with me through my Facebook page. 

Thanks for dropping in today and hanging in there until the end of this long post.  Have a great day!!!

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

Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Birthday/Thanksgiving!

Good morning!!!!  A short & sweet scheduled post for today as I am still away for the weekend.  First, HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all of my Canadian friends & followers.  I hope you are having a great holiday and eating lots and lots :)

Second, not only is our family celebrating my niece's wedding and Thanksgiving this weekend, but we also have birthdays to celebrate ~ both my Dad's (Oct 7th) and my hubby's (Oct 11th).  This is the card I made for my Dad:

I stamped this image when I was playing at my BFF's house so I am not really sure who this adorable little bear is made by but if you want to know I am sure I can find out. I coloured him with my Copic markers.  All card stock and embellishments came from my pile of "use it up"s so I again do not know the brands :)
Guess this is just a "mystery" card but hey, it works. And by now, I hope my Dad likes it.

As always, thanks for coming by.  Have a GREAT day no matter how you are spending it.

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}. Heather

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Here Comes the Bride!!!

Happy Saturday, my friends!!  As you read this, I am on my way to a very special wedding.  My only niece is getting married and I could not be more happy for her.  I made the table numbers, place cards and  favours for her and will be sharing them some time next week with y'all but today I have a wedding card to share that I made for them. 

I pulled out my Wedding Solutions Cricut cartridge for the wedding couple cut at 3 1/2" with the shadow.  The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper "Everyday Occasions" and is stamped in black and then heat embossed in clear to give it a little shine.  The shaped punch is EK Success.  All card stock is Recollections and the bright pink is run through the Victoria Cuttlebug embossing folder.  Tulle and bling are from Michaels. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Congratulations to Steve & Alisha.  May this be the beginning of a beautiful life together always.

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

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Make A Wish ~ And see if YOU are the WINNER!!

Hello again, my friends!  This morning I have two things to share with you....a card and a winner from the weekend.  Which to do first????  Can you wait???  LOL!!!

Alrighty....first the card:

This uses "Make A Wish" stamp set by none other than Your Next Stamp (Surprise!) and is coloured with my Copics.  The skittles are also from YNS.  Card stock is Recollections and patterned paper is from my stash.  I am entering this card into YNS Challenge #52 to use the sketch. 

And, now onto the WINNER......

The winner of the Christmas set generously donated by Karen, owner of "Your Next Stamp" is......drum roll plz......

Kerry (MommaK). 

Kerry, please e-mail me your address so I can pass it along and get your stamp set out to you soon.

Thank you again for all the kind words everyone left on my blog on Saturday.  Welcome to a few new followers.  I hope I can continue to inspire you to be the best you can be with your crafting creations whatever they may be. 

Until next time,

{{{{{HUGS}}}}},  Heather

Monday, October 3, 2011

Paper Playtime Challenge #57 ~ Cricut Creations ~ Use Black, Orange & Purple

Good Monday morning, my friends!  Welcome to the new format of Paper Playtime,  On the first Monday of the month we will have "Cricut Creations".  This is the part of the design team that I am on.  On the third Monday of the month we will have "Say it With Sentiments."  On the Paper Playtime blog, there is a great introduction to all of the new formats and the design teams for both challenges.  But that's not all.....there is a contest over there about matching the Halloween socks to the designer with a chance to win a pack of Cricut pens.  So, take a look at the picture below and head on over HERE for your guess.

Now, on to the challenge......make a Cricut creation using black, orange and purple.  The prize donated by The Scrapbooking Queen is a pack of Action Wobbles. 

The little "monster", pumpkin and black cat are from the Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge and are on an action wobble to make it move.  All card stock is Recollections.  Ribbon, buttons and googly eyes are from my stash. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Happy Monday!!!

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

Saturday, October 1, 2011

World Card Making Day (Canadian style!)

Welcome to the all Canadian World Card Making Day blog hop.  If you have come from Graphicat Design's blog you are in the correct spot.  If you just randomly came to visit me today, you may want to go to Nicole's blog to start at the beginning so that you don't miss out on any of the great projects that we have for you.

Today is World Card Making Day.  Two years ago if you had told me this, I would have said....politely, of course......"And?  What is that?"  Now that I have been making and sharing cards for about a year and a half this is a day I can get passionate about.  In fact, I probably will spend most of it in my craft room creating cards that are needed in the near future for some events coming up.  You might even say that card making has become my number one paper crafting past time. 

For today's hop, we were asked, if possible, to use a Canadian company on our project.  I did not have to think twice about this one.....Your Next Stamp, a wonderful all Canadian stamp company have become my favourite images to use this past year.  I also wanted to do a style of card I had not tried before so I began watching videos and tutorials for something new.

And here is the result:

This is a centre step card.  Here is a side view:

It was a little tricky at first and I went through a few tries before I got it correct.  If you want to try one, just search for centre step card videos and tutorials on You Tube.  I watched a few and combined measurements and techniques.  The stamp set used is Your Next Stamp's Fhiona Merry Kiss-mas.  All card stock is from Recollections.  Patterned paper is DCWV Christmas stack.  The image is coloured with my Copic markers and placed on a Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacey oval die cut.  Ornament punch is from Martha Stewart.  One Christmas card down....lots to go!!!

And what would a hop be without some candy?  Karen, owner of Your Next Stamp has very graciously agreed to sponsor me and has donated this prize for our lucky winner:

It will be great for a head start on your holiday cards as well.  All you have to do is leave a comment and a way for me to get ahold of you on this post for a chance to win.  You have until Sunday, October 2 at 9pm EST and I will draw a winner Monday.  You do not have to be a follower but if you like my work and want to come back again I would love that.

Thanks for joining me on this hop.  Your next stop on the way is Connie's blog.  Have a fun and crafty World Card Making Day!

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