Friday, March 29, 2013

Happy Easter Weekend

Hello to all of my friends.  I am taking some much needed family time this weekend as I am actually off all of it, catching up on grandson cuddles and visiting.  So, I just wanted to take the time to wish you a wonderful holiday weekend and hope you enjoy your time off.  I also want to take some time as a Christian to remind you that Easter is more than just bunnies and Spring.  It is the celebration of the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.  He is Risen!!  Hallelujah!!


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

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Hoppy Easter

Good Morning.  Wednesday once again and my day to post at One Crazy Stamper,  I do not usually make Easter cards but since this is my grandson's first Easter I thought it would be nice to make him one (or more likely his parents since he is only 7 months old).  I will also add something little along with it as what are grandmas for but to spoil their grandchildren. 

(All links are supplies from One Crazy Stamper)
Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ First Edition Hideaway 6" x 6"
Spellbinders ~ Nestabilities Wonky Rectangles
Rhinestones ~ Kaiser Craft

A close up of the bunny to see the details:

Copics Used:  Bunny ~ R20, R22, W1, W3, W5; Carrot ~ G03, G05, G07, YR02, YR05, YR07

Don't forget that you still have time to enter the "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at One Crazy Stamper for the month of March.  There is great talent showcased in all of our entries.

I wish all of my friends, followers and visitors a very Happy Easter.  I hope your weekend is filled with lots of fun no matter how you chose to spend it.

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

Monday, March 25, 2013

"9 Months 'til Christmas" Blog Hop

Welcome to our Christmas Blog Hop.  If you follow my blog regularly, you know that on the 25th of each month leading up to Christmas, our design team creates 2 projects to inspire you to get a head start on your crafts and relieve the stress of December.  If you have arrived from my bff, Shari, then you are in the correct place.  If not, head on over to her blog and start at the beginning.

Our theme for this month is "Mainly Green"Here are my two cards:


I used my new favourite cartridge (story HERE) for this shaped card.

Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ MME Christmas 6" x 6'
Cricut ~ Accent Essentials (circles)
~ Wild Card (base)
~ Teddy Bear Parade (Winter Coat Bear)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Tea Dye
Sentiment ~ Michaels $1.50 bin
Glossy Accents
Stampendous Crystal Snow
Kaiser Craft Rhinestones ~ Clear


Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Echo Park Very Merry Christmas 6" x 6"
Image ~ The Greeting Farm Rain Snow Shine
Copic Markers
Sentiment ~ Kraftin' Kimmie Holiday Lulu and Libby
Memory Box Dies ~ Riviera Corner
Diamond Stickles
Sakura Clear Glaze Pen
Flowers, Bling ~ "Use it Up" Inventory

Copics Used: Skin ~ E00, E02, E04, E11; Hair ~ E21, E29, E39, E49; Coat ~ YG95, YG97, YG99; Boots ~ E43, E44, E47; Scarf ~ YG91, YG93, YG95, E41,E42, E43; Earmuffs~ YG91, YG93, YG95;Muff and Fur Trim ~ E40, E41, E42

I hope you enjoyed seeing my cards today and that I have inspired you to get a head start on your holiday projects.  Now you are off to the super talented Mary

Have a great day!! 

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

Heather (That's me!)
and our guest designer Sandy

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy Spring!

Good Morning and Happy first day of Spring.  What is the weather like where you are?  We are still experiencing cold and snow, not very springlike at all.  I honestly don't mind but I have heard a lot of complaining around me. 

Today is my turn to post at One Crazy Stamper and the card I have to show you is happy and cheerful like Spring even if the weather is not where you are.


(Linked supplies are available at One Crazy Stamper)
Card Stock and Patterned Paper ~ Recollections
Spellbinders ~ Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large
~ Nestabilities Lacey Ovals
Sentiments ~ Whimsy Treasured Moments Tickets (outside)
~ My Creative Time "Just A Note" (inside)
White Flowers ~ Recollections

And a close up of Honeybee:

Copic Colours Used: Skin ~ E00, E02, E04, E11; Hair ~ E25, E29, E31, E35; Dress ~ BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, E41, E42, E43, Y11, Y13, Y15; Hairband ~ BG11, BG13, BG15, Y11, Y13; Leg Warmers ~ BG13, BG15, BG18, E41, E42; Flowers ~ G03, G05, G07, Y11, Y13, Y15; Ground ~ G03, G05, G07, E25, E40

Thanks for coming by today.  Enjoy your first day of Spring whatever you choose to do on it.  Keep crafting!

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

Monday, March 18, 2013

Just Buzzin' By ~ Paper Playtime Challenge #6

Good day.  Happy Monday.  I do hope your weekend was good no matter how you spent it.  Today is the beginning of a new challenge at Paper Playtime.  Although our new design team members do not officially start until April, I know many of them submitted a project for today and I would like to welcome them to our team.  The challenge for the next two weeks is to "Use A Bee" on your project.  We are sponsored by The Scrapbooking Queen Royal Castle Shoppe and you have a chance to win a set of her stamps called "Royal Pain" pictured here:

Here is my card using a bee:



Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ MME Breeze 6" x 6"
Cricut Cartridges ~ Paisley for Bee p.25
~ Wild Card for banner p.79
Sentiments ~ High Hopes (outside)
~ CARDZ TV "Encouraging Thoughts" (inside)
Punch ~ EK Success
Spellbinders ~ Shapabilities Foliage
Colorbox Chalk ~ Charcoal
Action Wobble
Flowers ~ Prima
Twine ~ We R Memory Keepers
Pebbles Pearl Candy Dots ~ Black

I am so not a fan of bees.  They make my adrenaline rush and I start to sweat every time I see one.  So if I can do it, so can you.  Please join us at Paper Playtime and add your bee.

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

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Happy Easter (Bunny)

Good Morning.  I hope you have had a wonderful start to your weekend.  It is my turn today to be the featured designer at  the Action Wobbles blog.  I have a cute card to show you that reflects the upcoming holiday in a couple of weeks.  But first, the back story of how I got this cartridge. 

I fell in love with the images that I have seen using Teddy Bear Parade Cricut cartridge.  Many of you know that I was a teddy bear collector and even tried making bears but found it too hard on my hands.  My tattoo is of a teddy bear reminding me of my collection (which has since been purged and packed away).  The cartridge was not readily available in Canada.  Believe me when I say I checked many Walmarts.  And I do not shop on line.  My parents were heading to visit some friends in Florida and I asked them to keep an eye out for the cartridge for me.  They too visited more than one Walmart with no luck.  The friend they were visiting was not one to give up so he went on line and they found the cartridge at  Of course, then the site would not take my Dad's Canadian credit card.  Finally their friend was able to use his Paypal account and had the cartridge delivered to their American address after my parents had flown home so the friends brought it home for me and it was picked up last week from the friend's house and I now proudly own the cartridge I have wanted FOREVER.  Such a long story but I am so grateful for all the work that went into this I felt I needed to let y'all know how I received this cartridge.

The day after I got it, I made at least 6 of these cute little bears:

And dressed one up for this card:

The bear in action:


Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Three Bugs in a Rug Ellie 6" x 6"
Cricut ~ Teddy Bear Parade bear and outfit cut at 3 1/2"
Cuttlebug ~ Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
~ Baby's Breath Embossing Folder
Sentiment ~ Michaels $1.50 bin
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Sakura White Gel Pen
Brads, Stars ~ "Use It Up" Inventory

I can see a card series with these bears ~ all 48 of them.  Hee hee!!!  They are just so cute.

Glad you were able to take time out of your busy schedule to drop in.  Enjoy your day and keep crafting.

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

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Let Them Eat Cake....and Decorate it Too

Good Morning.  Today my post is not about paper but about something new I am trying.  And getting to spend time with my amazing Mom in the mix.  I have worked at a store that offers cake decorating classes for almost 5 years now.  I kept saying I wanted to take the classes but my it just never worked out with my schedule.  Well, with my new position being mostly evenings, I was able to fit in an afternoon cake class and asked my Mom to come with me and she surprised me and said yes.  Now both of us have always baked but we have learned many tips about leveling, filling and icing a cake that are new to us.  Here is my first finished class cake:

A close up of the cupcake:

and just to see the dimension of the icing:

It does not look like that anymore.  It is half gone already.  It is a good thing we really like cake in this house because I have to make at least one more before the end of the class and the next one will have flowers on it :)

And, just because my Dad sent me pictures here is my Mom's finished cake as well:

A close up of the cupcake:

Isn't it interesting how different colours and placement of icing and embellishments like sprinkles can change the look of a cake just like with paper crafting?

Thanks for coming by to view my new adventure.  Have a great day as we head to the weekend.

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

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Penguin Pals

Hi there y'all and Happy Wednesday.  It seems like this day rolls around faster and faster each week.  I have had a busy week and with the weather changing so rapidly I have also been sore which in turn makes me kinda grumpy :(  I have found a little time to squeeze in a card for my post at One Crazy Stamper but must admit it was more last minute than I would have liked.

My card today features a stamp once again from the High Hopes line.  These little cuties are adorable and there are also other animals available as well.

Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ First Edition Hideaway 6" x 6"
Sentiment ~ My Pink Stamper Everyday Occasions
Kaiser Craft Rhinestones in Clear and Black

A close up of the Image:

Copic Colours Used:  Penguins ~ C3, C5, C7, C9, E50, E51, YR4, YR7; Shoes ~ E41, E42, E43;     Hats ~ YG93, YG95, YG97; Ground ~ G3, G5, G7, E21, E25

Thanks for stopping in today.  Don't forget about our challenge with the theme of "Anything Goes" at One Crazy Stamper this month.  You could win some High Hopes Stamps of your own.

Have a great day and keep crafting!

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

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Make A Wish

Good Morning and Happy Wednesday.....we are half way through the week.  It is my day to post at One Crazy Stamper and I have a birthday card to show you using an image from High Hopes Stamps,  These are fast becoming a favourite stamp line of mine as they have so many different images and sentiments to choose from. 



Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Authentique Seasons :Spring 6" x 6"
Outside Sentiment ~ Your Next Stamp "Make A Wish"
Inside Sentiment ~ Michaels $1.50 Bin
Flower ~ Michaels $1.50 Bin

A close up to see details of colouring:

Copics Used:  Wishing Well E21, E23, E25, E29, E49, Bucket BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, Grass and Leaves G03, G05, G07, Flowers R81, R83, R85, Sky B000, 0

Thanks for dropping in.  Don't forget about our March challenge at One Crazy Stamper of "ANYTHING GOES".  You may just win some High Hopes stamps of your own.

Enjoy your day and keep crafting.

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

I would like to enter this card into the Anything Gioes High Hopes challenge.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Free Hugs!

Hello there, my friends.  Today is March 1 and the beginning of a new challenge at One Crazy Stamper.  We have made it an easy one for you this month "ANYTHING GOES" ~ that's correct.  You can make a project that incorporates any theme as long as it is a new one to be eligible to win the monthly prize.

I have a super simple card to show you without even much dimension as I wanted it as flat as possible to mail it away. 

Card Stock ~ Bazzill Basics
~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ DCWV Sweet Matstack (pink)
 ~ Unknown Source for Heart Paper (in my scraps)
Flowers, Button and Floss  ~ "Use It Up" Inventory

A close up of the image:

Copic Colours Used
Skin ~ E000, E00, E11
Eyes ~ G63, G67
Lips ~ R20, R22
Hair ~ E25, E49, E50, E59 
Top and Bows ~ R56, R81, R83, R85
Pants ~ B93, B95, B97
Shadow on Coupons ~  0, W1, W3

Again, I want to give a big shout out to my BFF, Shari, who has helped and coached me to persevere with hair and I like how this hair turned out.

Thanks for coming by my blog.  I hope to see lots of entries from my friends in our  "Anything Goes" challenge at One Crazy Stamper.  Have a GREAT weekend!

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