Thursday, March 29, 2012

Cupcakes....Round 2

Good Morning.  Last week I shared my first dozen cupcakes that I made in my class.  Today I have round 2, another dozen that I decorated a couple of days after my class.  These ones are much better as I had more variety in my frosting and decorations and I also did them at home while no one was watching.  It helps that my wonderful hubby took me shopping for more tips as well.  I can't wait to make more probably for Easter :)

Some close ups:

And this one is for you MOM:

Glad you could drop in today.  Just a quick side note ~ I have resigned from all of my design team commitments except one and am going to be concentrating on my first love, scrapbooking, and enjoying my crafting time again for me.  I hope that you will all continue to visit me and I hope that I can continue to inspire you to have fun creating.  I appreciate each and every one of you and all of the visits and comments.

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

Monday, March 26, 2012

Easter's on Its Way ~ TSQ Royal Digi Challenge

Hello all.  Today is the last Monday of the month and that means a new digi challenge at The Scrapbooking Queen.  This month we are showcasing bunnies and/or Easter with our sponsor's digital stamps.  Why don't you play along?

My first card:

A close up of the image:


Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Crate paper
Image ~ Pixie Dust Studio
Sentiment   ~ Michaels $1.50 bin
both coloured with Copic markers
Glossy Accents
Stickles ~ Crystal
Glittery stars from "Use it Up" inventory

My second card:

A close up of the image:


Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Three Bugs in a Rug Ellie
Image ~ Bugaboo
coloured with Copic markers
Cuttlebug ~ Swiss Dots embossing folder
Rick rack and button from "Use it Up" inventory

Thanks again for stopping by.   If you haven't been by all weekend, keep scrolling down for posts from Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Take care, my friends.

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

Sunday, March 25, 2012

"9 Months 'til Christmas" Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to our monthly blog hop where we are counting down to Christmas with 2 cards on the 25th of each month.  If you have arrived from my bff, Shari's blog, then you are in the right place.  If not, go to her blog so you can start at the beginning and not miss any of the great inspiration.  There are 5 of us in the hop this month and the blog order is posted at the end of my post in case you get lost along the way.

Each of us has made two cards ~ one with a stamped/coloured image and one with a die cut machine. 

Here are my two cards together:

My Stamped card:
4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Recollections Christmas pack
Stamp ~ Stampavie "Xmas Puppies" coloured with
Copic markers
Sentiment ~ JustWordz "Christmas Season"
Spellbinders ~ Nestabilities Labels Nine
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black
~ CTMH Cranberry
Ribbon and bling from "Use it Up" inventory

I am entering the above card into the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge ~ F is for Furry/Feathered Friends
Christmas Cards All Year Round ~ Use green and 2 different green
 patterned papers

My Die Cut Card:
5" x 5"


Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Echo Park "Winter Park"
Cricut ~ Winter Frolic Snowman #2 cut at 3"
Punches ~ Martha Stewart
~EK Success
Face Stamp ~ Peachy Keen "Everyday Character Face Assortment"
Sentiment ~ JustWordz "Christmas Season"
All other supplies from the endless "Use it Up" inventory

I am entering this card into the following challenge:
Whimsy Challenges ~ Anything goes

I am glad that you were able to come visit me today.  Now you are off to Mary's blog to see what she has to inspire us.  If you would like to join us and get some cards ready for Christmas, please e-mail one of us as we do have some spots available.

See you again soon and until then, happy crafting and "Merry Christmas".

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

Blog Hop Order:
HEATHER -  (You are here!)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Another New Venture....or....Something I Have Always Wanted to Try

Happy Saturday.  Hope you are having a great one no matter what you are doing.  As I previously stated, I am going to show you a non-paper project today.  It is how I spent last evening and I even had to take the pictures then so they did turn out a little darker than I wanted but a retake this morning just wasn't gonna happen (mostly because we enjoyed some last night).  For the entire time that I have worked at the local craft store I have been trying to fit this class into my schedule and finally Friday night I was able to complete it.  It was the Wilton project class "Cupcakes and More".  I have been making cupcakes for a while now on special occasions and have taught myself how to do the swirls to ice them but wanted some other ideas.  Here are my 12 cupcakes from last night:

Now I did not have all of the colours of icing that our instructor used so I made due with what I had.  Here are a couple of my faves close up:

Okay, so these are by no means perfect and are going to take LOTS of practice to get right....hubby says I can practice anytime.....and since I made 24 and only decorated 12 last night I have 12 more to practice on today.  Anybody want to come join me for tea and a cupcake? 

Thanks for stopping by  today.  Don't forget to join us tomorrow for the ".....Months to Christmas" Blog Hop where we will be showcasing our monthly Christmas cards.  Happy crafting 'til then.

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

Friday, March 23, 2012

Tulip Time!

Good afternoon (at least in my part of the world).  For those of you anticipating my posts for the next four days, let me just say that this is not the original post that was scheduled.  It had to be postponed and should be posted in the next couple of weeks.  Some of the relevant parties had not been told yet so I still want to keep it a secret til then.  I promise I will let you all know as soon as I can.  Instead I have a super quick card to show you.


Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Unknown (from a stash my BFF had)
Image ~ House Mouse designs "Flower Bed"
coloured with Copic markers
Sentiment ~ CARDS TV stamps "Think Spring"
Bling is all from my "Use It Up" inventory

Thanks for coming by today.  I promise tomorrow's post will be more exciting....LOL!!!  Have a GREAT weekend and I will see y'all again real soon.

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

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Gonna Be A Busy Weekend on my Blog......

Alrighty, friend and followers.....just thought I would throw that out there.  I know we all get busy with other things on weekends but I will have posts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday that I would LOVE for you all to see.  The only one I am going to give a hint about is Sunday......our "....Months to Christmas" Blog Hop.  We have 5 wonderful ladies in this hop this month so don't forget to pull out your Christmas stash so you will be ready for this year.  Friday and Saturday are going to be is paper and one is not.....okay, given enough just WON"T want to miss them.

And Monday is TSQ Royal Digi Challenge as it is the last Monday of the month already. 

Have a WONDERFUL Thursday and go out and enjoy the sunshine...well, that is, if the sun is shining in your part of the world.

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

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sending You Love

Good morning and happy first day of Spring.  Springlike weather has been here in Ontario for over a week now.....maybe it's here to stay....or maybe Winter is going to rear its ugly head again for a bit....guess we really have no control over that....but I have been out walking and enjoying this nice weather.  I have spent some time in my craft room too.  On Sunday I visited one of our local scrap booking stores with my girlfriends and it got me inspired to make a couple of things.  Kraftin' Kimmie is having a challenge to follow this sketch designed by Krafty girl, Alice:

Here is my take on it:

I love to follow sketches as it takes the planning stage out of the card for me.  I am a S-L-O-W card maker so at least there is not quite as much thought in a sketch....just the image, the paper, the embellishments.....who am I kidding, it still takes me ages.....LOL!!!


Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ DCWV Green Stack
Image ~ Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Snips and Snails"
coloured with Copic markers
Sentiment ~ CARDZ TV stamps "Good Friends"
Circles ~ Creative Memories
Cuttlebug ~ Seeing Spots Embossing folder
Punch ~ EK Success
Flowers, buttons and embroidery floss
from "Use It Up' inventory

Thanks for stopping by today.  Go out and enjoy the beautiful weather but don't forget to make time to craft.

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

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

My Latest Obsession.....Ummmm....Project!

Good Morning!  Glad you could come by for a visit today.  I said in an earlier post this week that I would show you the present that I made for my BFF.  Making these has become my latest obsession.....LOL!  Most of you know that I love to knit almost as much as I love to paper craft but sometimes it seems hard to find the time to do both so one usually ends up taking over.  Lately those have been my knitting projects.  Has anyone heard of the yarn called "Sashay" by Red Heart.  It is a yarn in much demand at the moment and where I work we get many, many phone calls daily looking for it.  I was lucky and able to find some and this is the result:

It is a hard yarn to described and these pictures do not really do it justice.  It is a twisted yarn that you pull down as you knit to form ruffles.  It can be knit in different widths depending on the look you want.  The grey one is mine; the blue one I gave to my BFF for her birthday.  And while we were watching the first and second Twilight movies, I knit a whole scarf in shades of pink and charcoal.  These are fun to work on and can be knit in an evening if I ever find more yarn.....and if anyone would like one, I will make them to sell, just e-mail or leave me a comment here.

I am linking these scarves in the Inspire Me Fridays link up party.

Hope you have a GREAT day and until next time, Happy Crafting!!!

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

Monday, March 12, 2012

"Bestest Friends"

Hello my friends!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and is looking forward to a great week.  Our weather is becoming very Spring like this week but is also promising some rain.  And day light savings time has begun so it looks like we have all survived another Winter....whoo hoo!!!  Although I think there may be another blast hidden somewhere just waiting to pounce...

This weekend we celebrated my bff, Shari's, birthday.  We did it by having a Girl's Night where we watched all 4 Twilight movies and ate enough junk (with some good stuff thrown in) to last until her next birthday.  LOL!  Shari made us all a great Twilight bookmark which I know she will be sharing on her blog soon so please check it out by visiting Shari's Pink Palace Creations.  They are amazing and I can't wait for you to see her awesome colouring. 

So I have her birthday card to share with you today.  I also made her a present which I will share with you later this week  :)  Although I have been scrap booking longer than Shari, she is the one who introduced me to colouring images just a little over a year ago and that is why I used this image on her card.

Close up of image:


Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ My Mind's Eye
Image ~ Saturated Canary "Copica"
coloured with Copic markers
Sentiment ~ Cardz TV "Good Friends"
Cuttlebug ~ Victoria and Swiss Dots
embossing folders
Punches ~ EK Success
~ Creative Memories
Flowers ~ Prima
Bling ~ Irock
Glossy Accents, Stickles

For inspiration for the card I used this sketch and am entering it for the challenge at SFYTT for March

Thanks for dropping in today.  Be sure to check back during the week where I will have a few more things to share.  Happy Monday, y'all!

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

Monday, March 5, 2012

Friends are Flowers ~ Challenge #69 for Paper Playtime

Good morning, my faithful followers.  I also want to welcome some new friends.  I hope you enjoy it here and continue to come visit and support me.  I am almost at 300....whoo hoo!!!!  Well, it is Monday (BOO....weekend is over and the week is starting....) but that also means a new challenge at Paper Playtime.  Today it is our "Delicious Die Cuts" team's turn....notice the change of name from Cricut Creations, so please feel free to use any die cut machine that you own.....and the theme is "Flowers (for the Girls)".  Since flowers are so popular at the moment in crafting and it is not warm enough here yet for any to be around, I really enjoyed this challenge.  This card actually turned out exactly how I had envisioned it in my head so that is always a bonus.  It is a 5" x 7" card.

Close Up of the flowers:


Card stock & Patterned Paper ~ Recollections
Image ~ Your Next Stamp "Flower Bouquet Fhiona"
coloured with Copic markers
Sentiment ~ Cardz TV Stamps "Think Spring"
Cricut ~ Forever Young cartridge flower#7
cut at various sizes
Spellbinders ~ Nestabilites Labels Nine
~ Shapabilities Foliage
Stickles ~ Turquoise
Ink ~ CTMH Smoky Plum
Brads from "Use it Up" Inventory'

Thanks for coming by to visit me today.  I thrive to see all of my wonderful fellow crafter and friends come visit and I hope I can inspire you with my creations.  Please join us this week for the challenge at Paper Playtime and show us how you use your flowers from your die cutting machines.

Until next time, take care and happy crafting.

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

Friday, March 2, 2012

JustWordz Blog Hop & Final Design Team Day

Good Friday morning, my crafting friends.  Just like the title says, this will be my last post for my JustWordz design team.  I want to thank Kim for the opportunity to be on this team and for allowing me to showcase her stamps as well as her niece, Sheryl's,  digis.  We are going out with a bang and have a blog hop for y'all today.  If you have come from Kristin's blog you are in the right place.  If you want to start at the beginning visit Kimberly's blog.

My last hurrah showcases one of Sheryl of Redonkulous Designs' images.  Let's just say she is definitely not my usual style but was fun anyhow......hubby says he wouldn't want her so I have no idea who this card is going to be for?  Anyone want it?  LOL!!!!  And with that said here she is:


Card stock both plain & patterned ~ Recollections
Image ~ Redonkulous Designs Seduction Suzie
coloured with my Copics
Sentiment ~ JustWordz Christmas Season
Spellbinders Nestabilities ~ Lacey Ovals &
Classic Ovals Large
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder ~ D'Vine Swirls
Punch ~ Stampin Up Word Window
Liquid Pearls ~ Bisque
Stickles ~ Christmas Red
Flowers ~ Prima
Glossy Accents

Thank you so much for stopping in today.  Remember that this is your last chance as well to get some of Kim's stamps.....two ways to do it.....1) her BIG buy one, get one free sale ends on Saturday or 2) her GIVEAWAY of two stamps sets by leaving a comment on the appropriate post on her blog ends soon too.
Again, I just want to say thanks to all the wonderful ladies that I have worked with these past few months and wish them nothing but the best.  Now you are off to our wonderful guest designer Nicole of Canadian Nickel Scrap'n who is the final stop on our short but sweet hop.

Make it a GREAT CRAFTING weekend.

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