Monday, October 29, 2012

Paper Playtime Challenge #87 ~ "Anything Goes"

Good Monday morning, my friends.  I trust you all had a great weekend and are ready to face the week ahead.  Since we are blessed with 5 Mondays in October we have a one week "Anything Goes" challenge at Paper Playtime.  Easy peasy, right?

Since this was an "Anything Goes" challenge I decided to make a card I needed to send to a special friend and use some paper and a stamp I had purchased before I moved.  It's not exactly seasonal for Fall but it was cute anyhow and I know my friend likes cats.

and the inside:

A close up of the image to see the detail and paper piecing:


Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ MME 6 x 6  "Moments"
Image ~ Whimsy Stamps "L'il Bells" (Elisabeth Bell Designs)
Copic Markers
Inside Sentiment ~ CARDZ TV Stamps "Encouraging Thoughts"
Spellbinders ~ Nestabilities Labels Eight
Sakura Clear Glaze Pen
Flowers, ribbons and pearls ~ "Use It Up" Inventory

Thanks. as always, for coming by today.  Don't forget to join us at Paper Playtime this week with your "Anything Goes" projects and you could win a $15.00 gift certificate from our sponsor, The Robin's Nest.

Take care,  See y'all soon!

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

Thursday, October 25, 2012

"2 Months til Christmas" Blog Hop

Hello my friends.  As most of you know I moved at the beginning of this month and have taken some time to settle in.  Then I had some "technical difficulties".  So this is my first post since then.  It feels SOOOOOOOOOO good to be back!!  And you have read the title correctly ~ 2 months ~ 60 short days~ until Christmas.  Thanks for joining us on our monthly hop.  If you have come from Tara B's blog, you are in the correct spot.  If not, you may want to head on over to Mary's blog so that you won't miss any of the wonderful projects our great group of ladies are showcasing.  We've changed it up a bit this month and have made it 2 Christmas projects instead of a card using a colouring medium and a card using a die cut.  Sit back, grab a cup of coffee or your fave beverage and take some time to view our hop.  And remember to leave some love along the way as we all like to know who has been visiting us.

My first project is a card set of 3 cards:

and a close up of each individual card:


Card stock ~ Recollections, Bazzill
Patterned Paper ~ Echo Park 6 x 6 Very Merry Christmas
Stamps ~ Kraftin Kimmie Holiday Lulu & Libby
Copic markers
Punch ~ Martha Stewart
All My Memories Paper Stain ~ Chocolate
Bakers Twine ~ Martha Stewart
Buttons ~ $1.50 bin Michaels
Bling ~ Recollections
Sakura Clear Glaze Pen
Stickles ~ Golden Rod
Stampendous Crystal Snow

I think these are just the cutest ~ guess the same person has to get all three :)

My second project is also a card.  I had high hopes of making something to match this card but time ran out.  I am going to post it at a later date though so stay tuned.


Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Echo Park 6 x 6 Very Merry Christmas
Embossing Folder ~ Couture Creations "Pere Noel"
Sentiment ~ Hero Arts
Colorbox Pigment Stamp Pad ~ Silver
Ribbon ~ Dollarama
Stickles ~ Silver
~ Crystal
Sakura Clear Glaze pen
I~Rock for jewels

I like the elegant feel of this card.  No matter how I took them the picture did not do it justice ~ it is so much
shiner in person with lots of texture. 

Thanks for coming by to hop with us.  You are now off to Tara K's blog (I am surrounded by Tara's).  Until next time,  happy crafting and "Merry Christmas!".

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

Friday, October 19, 2012

Technical Difficulties!!!

Hello my friends!  It has been a while since I have posted anything.  Today is just a quick update before I lose all my followers that I am moved and have my craft room up and running.....not that I have actually made anything yet.  But I am having technical difficulties with my camera and my computer since we moved so I can not download any pictures to my computer.  I kinda know what is wrong but not sure how to fix it. I hope to talk to my IT guy (a friend of my hubby's) this weekend and should be good to go by next week. 

First thing I want to show you when the problem is fixed is my new scrap space.  It is so much bigger than at my old apartment and I love the way my Mom and I set it up.....thanks for your help. Mom!  And then don't forget to join me the 25th of October for our "2 Months 'til Christmas" blog hop. 

Let me leave you with the latest picture of my grandson who is now 6 weeks old already.  The email my son sent was titled "Hi Grandma" and it just melted my heart.

Thanks for coming by today.  I will see y'all very early next week.  Have a great weekend!

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

Monday, October 1, 2012

Paper Playtime Challenge #85 ~ "Trick or Treat"

Good Monday morning, my friends.  As you are reading this I am busy unloading a truck at my new apartment.  I am so looking forward to finally getting there and settling down.  Give me a couple of weeks and I will be posting pictures of my new scrap/craft space all organized and ready to go  (I hope). 

Today is a new challenge at Paper Playtime.  The theme of the challenge is "Trick or Treat" using a die cut as it is the Die Cut Divas turn.  We are sponsored this month by The Robin's Nest so please show us your creations for a chance to win.

This is my card:


Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ K & Co. Halloween Designer Mat Pad
Cricut ~ Paper Doll Dress Up (for the figure, grass and moon/stars)
Punch ~ EK Success
Stamps ~ Peachy Keen Everyday Character Face Assortment
Sentiment ~ Michaels $1.50 bin
Embossing Powder ~ Green Tinsel
Colorbox chalk ~ Charcoal
~ Creamy Brown
~ Warm Green
Sakura White Gel Pen
Sakura Clear Glaze pen
Face Chalk ~ Inkadinkadoo
Dewdrops ~ The Robin's Nest

Thanks for stopping by today.  I appreciate all of you sticking around while I have been quiet and moving.  Hope to see you again real soon. 

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