Monday, November 26, 2012

A Royal Digi Challenge ~ Another Elf too!!

Good morning and welcome to a new challenge at The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Digi Challenge. After a long absence I can say it is good to be back on this design team. Today we have an extremely easy theme especially for this month ~ CHRISTMAS. Use any Christmas digi stamp on a project and link it up at the Queen's challenge blog for a chance to win. Our sponsor for this month is Squigglefly an online store that has a wonderful assortment of digi stamps by some amazing artists.

Here is my little elf card (I seem to really like elves idea why):

and a close up of the elf:


Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Echo Park 6" x 6" Very Merry Christmas
Image ~ Noah the Helpful Elf by artist Cheryl Alger
available from Squigglefly HERE
Copic markers
Stickles ~ Crystal, Gold
Glossy Accents
Die ~ Your Next Stamp Mini Branch
Button, floss and jingle bells ~ "Use it Up" Inventory

Glad you could come visit today.  While you are here, stop by the "1 Month til Christmas" blog hop in the previous post as well.  And make sure you visit The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Digi Challenge to see what my DT sisters have created for you with the wonderful images from Squigglefly.  Enter your projects for a chance to win.

Have a GREAT Monday, my friends.

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


Sunday, November 25, 2012

"1 Month til Christmas" Blog Hop

Welcome to our monthly blog hop.  Yes, you read the title correctly....1 month today is Christmas.  When we started this hop in February it seemed like such a long time until Christmas and it is almost here.  Time flies!!!  I am the first on our hop today.  The reason my BFF Shari and I started this small blog hop was so that we could get some Christmas cards ready without the pressure December brings.  A few other talented ladies joined us and we have been showcasing two cards each month ~ 1 using a die cut of some sort and 1 using a colouring medium.  This month we have changed that up a bit and we all have 2 Christmas projects to showcase ~ anything goes.

For my first project, I have made 2 cards using the same technique.  I got the instructions from an email sent by a friend of mine who sells Stampin Up but used the supplies I had on hand.  They are cards that "glow".

A whimsical version:


Card stock and vellum ~ Recollections
Stamps ~ Recollections
~ Michaels $1.50 bin
Embossing Powder ~ Stampendous White
~ Gelly Powder Santa's Candy Cane Scented (it is so old there is no smell anymore)
Spellbinders ~ Nestabilities Wonky Rectangles
Ribbon, bling ~"Use it Up' Inventory"

A classic version:


Card stock and vellum ~ Recollections
Stamps ~ Recollections
Embossing Powder ~ Stampendous Detail Silver
Spellbinders ~ Nestabilities Labels Eight
Buttons, ribbon ~ Dollar Store

and this is what makes them glow...a flameless tealight in behind the vellum cutout.

For my next project I made something just for me.  Last year I made some glittered Christmas ornaments for family and friends but never made any for myself.  I bought these cute little heart glass ornaments on Clearance last year and made 2 sets for myself ~ one is for my main tree of burgundy and gold and the other set of pink is for my craft room.  I used Cricut vinyl to cut out the monograms ~ one set of "A"s for our surname and one set of "P"s for Princess' Paper Projects (my business and blog name).


Glass ornaments ~ Michaels
Beacon Glitter It
Recollections Glitter ~ Gold, Garnet, Raspberry, Blush
Cricut Black Vinyl
Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge font
Ribbons ~ Michaels

Thanks for dropping by today.  Your next stop on the hop is my BFF, Shari.  The complete list is at the end of my post.  Have a great weekend and "Merry Christmas".

{{{{{HUGS}}}}},  Heather

1.) Heather:  (YOU ARE HERE!)
2.) Shari:
3.) Sara:
4.) Mary:  
5.) Kerry: 
6.) Georgiana: 
7.) Tara:

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Elf Tag

Good morning.  Have you ever heard of an "Elf on a Shelf"?  Well, he is a little friend who comes to visit prior to Christmas and spends time watching if you are naughty or nice and reports back to Santa every night.  You may not touch your elf but you must name him in order for him to become magic.  My niece has an elf whose name is Peter and he has been known to be in many different places in the morning after his nightly trip to the North Pole.  Here are a few of them:

And he was my inspiration for this cute little tag I made to put on a present.  It was quick and easy with a premade tag. 

and a close up of the elf:


 Recollections Creative Tags, card stock and patterned paper
 Cricut ~ Jolly Holidays
Punch ~ EK Success
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Antique Linen
Sentiment ~ JUSTWORDZ "Christmas Season"
Stickles ~ Green, Xmas Red
Stampendous Crystal Snow
Action Wobble
Buttons, bling, google eyes, ribbon and
baker's twine ~ "Use it Up" Inventory

This has been an extremely busy week for me as I work retail and of course, it is our busiest season.  But I will be back with some more Christmas projects I have been working on.  And don't forget to join me tomorrow for our "1 Month til Christmas" blog hop.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Take some time for yourself this weekend and enjoy.  I know I am going to.

Until next time,


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Snowmen Friends

Good Saturday morning, my friends.  Today I am the featured designer at Action Wobbles.  I have just recently joined this design team and am excited to be bringing you projects using these wonderful little springs every second Saturday starting today.

Christmas is FAST approaching and I am getting in the spirit more and more each day.  I can hardly wait until it is time to pull out all the decorations, get the baking done and wrap the special presents I have purchased or made for friends and family.  I have an ornament to show you that I made today.




Including the hanger:

and trying to make it wobble:

I just could not get a good picture of it in motion :(


Card stock ~ Bazzill, Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Creative Memories
Cricut ~ Doodlecharms snowman cut at 2"
~ Accent Essentials snowflake cut at 3 1/2"
 (3 bases and 6 snowflakes, 2 on each base front and back)
Sentiment ~ Close to my Heart Snow Friends set
Ink ~ Close to my Heart Moonstruck
Spellbinders Nestabilities ~ Labels Nine
Punches ~ Marvy (small snowflakes)
Colorbox Chalk ~ French blue
Stickles ~ Crystal
Twine ~ We R Memory Keepers, DMC floss
I~Rock tool and gems in clear and black
Sakura Glaze Pen
Action wobble

If you have never used an Action Wobble, I encourage you to purchase some HERE at The Royal Castle Shoppe and get your wobble on.  Soon you will be adding a little wobble to all your crafting. :)

Thanks for coming by today.  I hope you are all enjoying your weekend whatever it is that you are doing.  See you back here really soon.

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

Monday, November 5, 2012

Paper Playtime Challenge #88 ~ Autumn Colours

Good Monday morning again, my friends.  Wow, that was a fast week.  Did you get a chance to enter the quick one week "Anything Goes" challenge?  If not, today is a new challenge at Paper Playtime.  It is the first Monday of the month and it is a challenge to use Autumn colours and a die cut of some sort.  Our sponsor for this two week challenge is none other than my friend Theresa, The Scrapbooking Queen who is giving the winner a set of 4 Action Wobbles.  Whoo hoo!!!

I decided to do something a little different for this challenge.  Autumn is one of my fave times of year with all the pretty leaves and wonderful colours.  I tend to take lots of scenery pictures at this time of year and have made a scrapbook layout where I can display some of my special ones.  It is a 12" x 12" double page layout and can hold either a 5" x 7" and two 4" x 6" pictures or any combination that will fit on the photo mats. 

Left side:

Right side:

 Close up of Title:

Technically because I live in Canada we use the British spelling of colours but since this was a cut already on the cartridge I guess it will have to do.

Close up of Leaf  Bundles to show dimension:

After cutting out both layers of the leaves and gluing them together I ran them through a crimper to give them some texture.


Card stock ~ Recollections, The Paper Factory
Patterned Paper ~ Creative Memories
Cricut ~ Simply Scarecrow
~ title cut at 3 1/2"
~ leaves cut at 3 1/2". 4"
Punches ~ EK Success
~ Martha Stewart
All My Memories Paper Stain ~ Chocolate
Rhinestones ~ Recollections

Thank you for coming by today.  Please join us at Paper Playtime and show us your projects using Autumn colours and die cuts.  You have until noon Thursday, November 15, 20012 to enter. 

Have a wonderful day!

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