Monday, July 30, 2012

Paper Playtime Ch#80 ~ Anything Goes Altered Notebook

Good Monday morning.  I hope this finds y'all well and that you had a wonderful weekend.  It is the 5th Monday of the month and when we are blessed with one there is always a one week challenge at Paper Playtime "Anything Goes".  For these challenges I try to create something other than a card just for a change. 

For those of you that do not know this about me, I am a list maker ~ I make "To Do" lists, grocery lists, lists of cards I need, lists of design team commitments, and so on and so on......Because I always have a list on the go I try to make them all in one spot so that I can access them easily.  When I first started paper crafting I made myself an altered notebook to put all my lists in one place.  Yesterday I used the last page in that notebook. The first list or note in it is from 2007 ~ it lasted me five years. Here is a pic of it:

So I needed a new notebook for my notes and lists.  I had picked up a notebook on sale at Indigo book store a while back for this purpose and just got around to altering it. Very different style than my last one. It just shows how my style and my supplies have evolved.

A close up of the image:


Paper, ribbons, fibers and flowers all from
my "Use It Up" Inventory
Image ~ Sassy Studio Designs
"Denim Debbie" (A Friday freebie)
Copic markers
Spellbinders ~ Nestabilities Labels Nine
Gypsy and Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge for "Notes"

I have put my first list in this book and am looking forward to using it for a while now. 

Thanks for coming by today.  Don't forget to join us this week at Paper Playtime for our "Anything Goes" challenge.  Take care, my friends.

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

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

"5 Months til Christmas" Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome again to the next installment of our countdown to Christmas.  Five months today is Christmas and if your summer has been as hot and humid as ours has been it is hard to imagine the snow and ice of winter months.  But it will be here before you know it....and this year I will be prepared. 

A little bit of info about our hop if you are new.....on the 25th of each month a group of my fellow crafters and I make 2 Christmas cards, one using a die cut machine and one using a stamped image and a colouring medium.  To get the most out of our hop, you need to start at the beginning at Sally's blog.  If you just arrived from Kerry's blog  you are in the right place.  I will have the entire order of the hop at the end of this post and we have 2 new girls joining us this month so let's welcome Sara and Tara B. with some love while you are hopping.

I have my coloured card first.  It looks very much like cards I have posted last Christmas but I wanted to reproduce this card to send to a few relatives this year.


Card Stock ~ Bazzill and Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Creative Memories
Image ~ Kraftin' Kimmie "O Holy Night"
Copic markers
Sentiment ~ Kraftin' Kimmie "Nativity Sentiments"
Colorbox Chalk ~ Creamy brown
Button and Twine ~ "Use it Up" inventory

My second card is a new die cut creation.  While I was making it in the 100 degree weather I was hoping it would make me feel cool.....not really.....but the card is cool!! It is more of a "Winter" card than a Christmas card but I do have some people in my life that I like to give a card to at holiday time who do not actually celebrate Christmas.


Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Three Bugs in a Rug
Cricut Cartridges ~ Elegant Edges
~ Snow Friends 2009-2010
Sentiment ~ CARDZ TV Stamps "Good Friends"
Cuttlebug ~ Snowflakes Embossing Folder
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
Colorbox Chalk ~ Creamy Brown
Action Wobble
Stickles ~ Cotton Candy
~ Baby Blue
Various brads, button, jewels, twine from
"Use it Up" inventory

**I would like to enter the snowman card into the challenge at CARDZ TV to use a snowman or snowflake from any Cricut cartridge**

Thanks for coming by to visit me today.   Be sure to come back and visit soon as I will have 2 days of baby shower crafts for you to see.  Your next stop is Sara's blog

Until next time,
keep crafting and "Merry Christmas"

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


1.) Sally:
2.) Tara:
3.) Shari:
4.) Georgiana:
5.) Tara B:
6.) Mary:
7.) Kerry:
8.) Heather:  
9.) Sara: 

Friday, July 13, 2012

I'm Off...........

Hello my friends.  Today is Friday, July 13th, 2012.  It is also my birthday.  When people would ask what I was doing for my birthday this year I would reply "Getting on my hog (Harley) and riding to Port Dover".  Most of you would be asking yourself "What is she talking about?"  There is a small community in my province that has a motorcycle gathering on every Friday the 13th during the year.  You can read about it HERE!  So here I am on my way:

Okay.....seriously, are you done laughing?  I don't even have a driver's license let alone a motorcycle license but it was fun while it lasted.  Thanks to Shari for taking the pictures and to her neighbour's Mark and Danielle for the use of the bike, jacket and helmet. 

I have a card of a Harley to share today.  I used it for a birthday card for a good friend of ours but saved it to show today. 

The motorcycle is on an Action Wobble:



Card stock and Patterned paper are all from my scraps
Image ~ (a colouring page printed on
Copic Xpress It paper)
Copic markers
Inside Sentiment ~ Michaels $1.50 bin
Spellbinders Nestabilities ~ Labels Eighteen
Cuttlebug ~ Traffic Jam and Tiny bubbles
Embossing folders
Colorbox Fluid Chalk ~ Dark Brown
Glossy Accents
Action Wobble
Brads ~ "Use It Up" Inventory

As you read this I really am out of town enjoying some family time.  Thanks so much for dropping in today.  I hope you enjoy a little glimpse into my life as well as my crafting.  Take care, happy crafting and have a wonderful weekend.  See you soon!

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

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Get Well Soon....with a Little Wobble!

Good Morning!  Welcome to Wednesday, the middle of the week and another post here....LOL!!!  Usually people spend less time crafting in the summer because they are outside enjoying pools, beaches, the sun and vacations.  Not me.  I've spent more time in my craft room these last two weeks than I have in a while.  Go me!!

The card I have for you today was made for a dear friend of mine who had surgery a few weeks ago.  I finally got it in the mail to her.  Better late than not at all I guess.  The cute little elephant is on an action wobble.  My friend Janis sent me a couple of Action Wobbles and then I found some at a local scrapbooking store and was so excited.  They are addicting and they even have a new blog Action Wobbles where you can see them in action on lots of fun projects.

The elephant in action:



Card stock ~ Bazzill, Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Three Bugs in a Rug "Ellie" 6 x 6 pad
Image ~ Whimsy Stamps "Jelly Bean"
Copic markers
Sentiments ~ CARDZ TV Stamps "Good Friends" & "Encouraging Thoughts"
Spellbinders Nestabilities ~ Labels Eight
Cuttlebug ~ Swiss Dots Embossing folder
Colorbox Chalk Ink ~ Olive Pastel
I Rock bling

As always, thanks for joining me on my creative journey.  I hope I continue to inspire you in your crafting.  Take care and I will see you back here really soon.

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

Monday, July 9, 2012

Fabulous Fifty!!!

Hello my crafting friends!  I hope y'all had a wonderful weekend.  Mine was busy as always with work and errands that don't get finished during the week but I managed to get a little "me" time too and have started creating some fun things for a baby shower in a couple of weeks. 

Friday evening we went to a surprise party for one of my "oldest" friends.....I have known Sharon since I was 6 when my family started to attend the church where her family attended.  She was turning 50, so welcome to the club, girlfriend.  This is the card I made for her and I think it is one of my favourite cards I have made so far.  Her husband asked me how long it took me to make it and I answered....."Too long.....but it was worth it".  It was worth it to see the look on my friend's face when she opened it and saw all the details.

Close up of the image:



Printed Card stock ~ Recollections
Plain Card stock ~ Bazzill
Image ~ Sassy Studio
Copic markers
Sentiment (inside & out) ~ Michaels $1.50 bin
Cuttlebug ~D'Vine Swirls embossing folder
Colorbox Chalk Ink ~ Dark Brown
Liquid Pearls ~ Peacock
Glossy Accents
Flowers, pearls and bakers twine ~"Use it Up" Inventory

Thanks everyone for stopping by today.  I hope you are having a GREAT Monday.  And, just an FYI, there are a couple of unclaimed prizes from the Canada Day blog hop so please check out the post and see if it was you. 

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

Friday, July 6, 2012

Winners of the "CANADA DAY" Blog Hop

Good Morning!  This is the post that you have all been waiting for.  I meant to post last night but that thing called life got in the way, so......drumroll please.......the winners are:

Your Next Stamp "Jenny" ~ Sara
Kraftin' Kimmie stamp of your choice ~ marg006
Bugaboo Stamps $30 gift certificate ~ Kimberly
Redonkulous Designs choice of a digi ~ Karon's Krafty Korner
Scrappy Mom's Stamps Canada set ~ Sunshine Honeybee

Congratulations to all of our winners. Ladies, you have until Wednesday July 11th to email me your info at princesspaperprojects(at)yahoo(dot)com. Since the prizes are coming directly from the sponsors I will then pass your info along. A huge THANK YOU to our amazing sponsors to donating incredible prizes. And another THANK YOU to those of you who hopped and left us all some wonderful comments.

Have a great weekend, y'all.  Take care, stay cool (If it is as hot where you are as it is here) and be crafty.

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

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Introducing "ROSE"

Good Morning!  It is a balmy, hot and humid week here in most of southern Ontario and besides working I am trying to stay cool.  It seems like all you need is to move and you sweat ~ air conditioning or not.  I'm much more of a Fall/Winter gal and wish this heat would break soon.  I have been spending some time in my pink castle while it has been this hot; guess that is a bonus.

Okay, for you loyal followers of my blog, do you remember the hair colouring fiasco a couple months back?  To jog your memory, no matter how many times I tried I just could not get the long, flowing hair right on my new stamp.  Well, this weekend, I spent some time with my bff, Shari, who is my colouring hero and we worked on hair together.  I am so pleased with the results and hope that I can duplicate it again on my own.  Guess it just takes lots and lots of practice.  So, without further ado, here is "ROSE" ~ a blond version and a brunette version.

Brunette ROSE:


Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Three Bugs in a Rug "Ellie" 6 x 6 pad
Image ~ Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Rose"
Copic markers
Sentiment ~ CARDZ TV stamps "Encouraging Thoughts"
Spellbinders Nestabilities ~ Labels Eight
Rose Die ~ My Favorite Things
Colorbox Chalk Ink ~ Creamy Brown
Doily, felt and ribbon ~ Michaels

Blond ROSE:


Card stock ~ Recollections
Image ~ Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Rose"
Copic markers
Cuttlebug Embossing folder ~ Victoria
Doily, white ribbon and white small roses ~ Michaels
*I am entering this card into the challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog ~ white on white*

Thank  you for dropping in today.  I am so thankful for the people who support my little corner of this big ol' crafting world.  It gives me great pleasure to share my creations with you and I hope I can encourage you to continue crafting.

Stay cool, my friends.  See you back here tomorrow for the winners of the "CANADA DAY" blog hop.

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

Monday, July 2, 2012

Paper Playtime Challenge #78 ~ Red, White and Blue

If you are looking for the CANADA DAY BLOG HOP please click HERE!!

Good Monday morning, my friends!  It is the first Monday of the month and that means a new challenge at Paper Playtime.  Today's theme is red, white and blue using a die cut on your project.  Just as a side note, thank you for all who joined us for our last challenge "Anything Goes" with a sentiment ~ there were 365 amazing entries.  Red, white and blue usually means patriotic projects and mine is no exception; well, except the fact that I am in Canada so I put that spin on it.  The die cuts I used were my Spellbinders for this card.  The image is of the city where I grew up in (Toronto, Ontario) and one of our great tourist attractions called the CN tower. 


Close up of the image:


Card stock & patterned card stock ~ Recollections
Image ~ Kraftin" Kimmie Stamps "Melanie"
Copic markers
Spellbinders Nestabilities ~ Lacey Ovals
~ Classic Ovals Large
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders ~ Swiss Dots
~ Sentimentals (4 pk)
Sentiment ~ CARDZ TV "Good Friends"
Inside Sentiment ~ Michaels $1.50 bin
Creative Memories ~ leaf punch
Close to my Heart ~ Cranberry Ink
Colorbox Chalk ~ Lipstick Red
Buttons and embrodery floss from "Use it Up" inventory

Glad you could come by today.  Please join us at Paper Playtime these next two weeks and show us your red, white and blue with a die cut projects.  And, remember, you still have 3 more days to leave comments for the prizes on the Canada Day blog hop (follow above link).

Have a wonderful, crafty day.

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

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Welcome to the "CANADA DAY" Blog Hop

Good Morning!  Happy Canada Day and welcome to our blog hop.

If you arrived from Avril's blog then you are at the right place.  If you just happened to come by today, we are having an amazing blog hop with some of my fave Canadian bloggers to celebrate Canada's birthday.  And there are prizes to be had by following the directions.  So, head over to Tara's blog to start at the beginning. 

I am the last stop on our hop and if you have been collecting the SECRET word that each blog has along the way, after reading this, leave the answer to the question in a comment to be entered to win.  How fun is that.  Our sponsors are offering wonderful prizes:

*Your Next Stamp ~ Jenny from Canada rubber stamp
*Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps ~ choice of rubber stamp
*Bugaboo Stamps - $30 Gift Card
*Redonkulous Designs ~ choice of one digi image
*Scrappy Mom's Stamps~ Canada set

Okay, first I want to show you some yummy treats I made to enjoy ~ after all, what is a birthday without cake?

And I have a birthday card to go with them.  It is a very clean and simple card but I like the way it turned out:



Card  stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Recollections
Leaf Stamp & Outside Sentiment ~ Michaels $1.50 bin
Inside Sentiment ~ My Creative Time "Just A Note"
Ribbon ~ Michaels
Colourbox Chalk ~ Lipstick Red
Close to my Heart ~ Cranberry Ink
Sakura White Gel pen
Creative Memories Red pen

Thanks for coming by today.  I hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend if you live in Canada.  For my US and International friends,  I hope you are having a great weekend anyhow. 

You have until the end of Wednesday, July 4th to visit all of our blogs, collect your secret words and leave a comment here with the answer for your chance to win.  I will pick and post the winners on Thursday, July 5th. 

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

Blog Hop Order in case you get lost:

Mary -
Kim -
Nicole -
Michelle -
Tracy -
Kate -
Shari -
Avril -