Monday, April 29, 2013

"MONSTER" Birthday Cake

Good Monday morning.  I hope y'all had a wonderful weekend.  I know I did.  Well, as I said, I have the cake I made for my son to show you today.  I am quite proud of it and even my ex-husband who was at my son's when I got there said it was great.  A little background ~ Andrew's favourite colour is lime green and has been for a while.  He also enjoys Monster Energy drinks which have a lime green logo.  And flowers sure aren't his thing like on a store bought cake so this was the result:

Black icing wasn't as hard to make as I thought.  I used chocolate icing as my base and just added black Wilton food gel. Andrew loved it!!  And, he liked the card too :)

And, for all of you who are interested, here is how big my grandson is getting.  He is almost 8 months old.

As always, thanks for coming by.  Have a GREAT Monday!  Stay tuned for a new challenge later on this week for One Crazy Stamper.  And you still have two days to enter our current black, white + 1 more colour challenge.

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

Saturday, April 27, 2013

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Good Saturday morning, my friends.  It is my turn for a post at Action Wobbles and the card I have uses my new fave cartridge and of course, an action wobble.  What has the weather been like where you are?  Here in my part of Canada we have been having some pretty strange days ~ raining, snowing, hailing, thunderstorming with a few nice days thrown in so we won't forget that the Spring will arrive and the trees and flowers will bloom. 


Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ from my scraps
Cricut ~ Teddy Bear Parade
Cuttlebug ~ Divine Swirls Embossing Folder
Sentiments ~ Michaels $1.50 bin (outside)
~ CARDZ TV "Think Spring" (inside)
Twine ~ We R Memory Keepers
Punches ~ EK Success
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Glossy Accents
Flowers ~ Prima
Kaisercraft Silver Rhinestones
Action Wobble ~ TSQ Royal Castle Shoppe

If you have never tried an action wobble, you may find that they are addicting and you might want to make all of your cards wobble :) 

So, thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you all have a great weekend.  And, for those of you who are waiting for me to show you the cake I made for my son's birthday, I got called in to work early so it will be posted Monday now. 

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

Thursday, April 25, 2013

"8 Months til Christmas" Blog Hop

Welcome to our monthly countdown to Christmas.  If you arrived from my talented bff, Shari, then you are in the correct place.  If you just happened to stop by my blog today, you may want to go there so you don't miss a single one of these incredible stops.  I will have a list at the end of my post in case you need to find your way. 

Each month on the 25th a group of talented ladies and myself share two Christmas projects to get you inspired to get a head start on your own Christmas projects.  I have a confession to make for today ~ it is 11:40 and our posts are supposed to go live at midnight EST.  Yep, not gonna happen.  I do not know why I procrastinated so baldy this month but I do have two cards to show you using our current theme ~ animals.  The pictures aren't that great as I took them late at night with artificial lighting.  And the inside of the cards still needs to be done.  Oh well, there is always tomorrow...or more accurately, later today now!

My first card is similar to a card I created last month.  I have a great niece and 2 great nephews that I thought would love these bear cards so I am going to make 3 different types to give to them.  Here is my second one, a Santa bear:

Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ DCWV Christmas Stack
Cricut Cartridges ~ Teddy Bear Parade
~ Wild Card
~ Accent Essentials
Sentiment ~ Michaels $1.50 bin
Bic Markers
Punch ~ Fiskars
Colorbox Chalk Ink ~ Lipstick Red
~ Warm Green
Stickles ~ Diamond
Stampendous Crystal Snow

My second card uses an image from House Mouse.  I guess some people would not call a mouse an animal but a rodent but they are in the mammal family so they fit the bill.

Card stock ~ Bazzill and Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ MME Merry
Image ~ House Mouse "Foot Loose and Fancy Free"
Copic markers
Spellbinders ~ Nestabilities Labels Nine
Sentiment ~ Michaels $1.50 bin
Stampendous Embossing Powder ~ Opaque White
Colorbox chalk ~ Pastel Pink
Glossy Accents
Sakura White Gel Pen
Sakura Clear Glaze Pen
Jewels ~ Imaginescence
Ribbon ~ "Use It Up" inventory

Here is where I would usually have a close up of the image but not tonight ~ I may add it later today but the Copic colours I used were ~ B00, B01, C5, C7, E13, E15, E17, E40, E42, E43, G03, G05, G07, R20, R22, RV32, RV34, YG93, YG95, YG97, W1, W3, W5

Our hop order is:
Heather (You are HERE!)

Thank you so much for coming by today.  I hope you have enjoyed my Christmas projects as well as those of my talented DT sisters.  I promise I will be more organized next month :)

Now off to bed for me.  See you in the morning.

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

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

For the Love of a Tractor

Good Morning, my peeps!!!  Today is my day to post at One Crazy Stamper

Last week my son turned 24 (yes, Shari, you read that have known him for 14 years....LOL!) and this is the card I made for him.  I am going to visit him and his family on the weekend and taking this card and a cake which I will hopefully have to show you by the weekend.  He love country life and tractors (especially a certain brand) and although this stamp was not quite like that brand at least it is a tractor.


(all linked supplies are available at One Crazy Stamper both on line and in store)
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Embossing Folder ~ Darice Basket Weave (hard to see but the
black card stock is embossed to look like tire tracks)
Outside Sentiment ~ High Hopes Bold Happy Birthday
Inside Sentiment ~ Michaels $1.50 Bin
Spellbinders ~ Nestabilities Wonky Rectangles
Colorbox Chalk Ink ~ Charcoal
Glossy Accents
Gems ~ Imaginescence

A closer look at the image:

Copics Used: B000, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, E59, Y13, Y15, Y17, YG05, YG07, YG09, YG93, YG95, YG97, YR21, YR23, YR24

Glad you could drop in again.  I hope to see you back Friday where I will be sharing another one of my son's favourite things that I used on his cake.  I also hope he will be impressed with my new skills...hee hee!!

Have a great day and keep on crafting.

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

P.S.  I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
High Hopes ~ Use A Border
Cards for Men ~ Anything Goes
Make It Monday ~ Always Anything Goes

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Friends Through Rain or Shine

Good Wednesday morning.  Today is my weekly post for One Crazy Stamper.  It has been raining quite a bit around here lately so I thought the image on this card was appropriate for that and great for Spring too.
I used an image from a new collection called Your Next Stamp Darling Diva Collection.  There are 4 stamps in the collection and they are all adorable.

and inside:

(All linked products are available at One Crazy Stamper)
Image ~ Your Next Stamp "Peyton" (outside sentiment included with stamp)
Card stock and Patterned Paper ~ Recollections
Punch ~ EK Success
Inside Sentiment ~ CARDZ TV "Good Friends"
Ink for Sentiments ~ CTMH Chocolate
Buttons ~ Michaels $1.50 bin
Flowers ~ Creative Memories
Ribbon ~ Offray
Twine ~ Martha Stewart

Copics Used: Skin ~ E00, E02, E11. R20; Hair ~ E25, E31, E59; Leggings ~ B000, B00, B01; Boots ~ E13, E15, E17; Dress and Umbrella ~ paper pieced

Thanks for stopping by.  Remember you still have time to enter our April challenge at One Crazy Stamper which is black, white + 1 more.  Have a great day!!

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

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Ribbon Carousel RCC80 ~ Showers and Flowers
Make It Monday #136  ~ Anything Goes

Monday, April 15, 2013

Retail Therapy ~ Paper Playtime Challenge #8

Good morning, my friends.  Well, the weekend is over and it is time to start another!!!  But the good news is that it is also a Monday where there is a new challenge at the Paper Playtime blog.  Our challenge for the next two weeks is "Use More Than 1 Fold".  Now this could be on a card, an embellishment for a scrapbooking layout or a mini album just to name a few ~ anything that incorporates more than just the traditional fold.  If you follow my blog, you know that I posted a card the other day (HERE) also with more than one fold.  And, yet again, I have tried something new ~ a box card.  This would be perfect to place a gift card to a store in for a birthday girl :) The original tutorial I watched to create this card may be found HERE and can I tell you I had some pretty wonky looking boxes to start with.  I found that the secret is to making the diagonal score lines correctly.  I also do not have the diagonal scoring adapter so check out THIS VIDEO to see how to do the folds.  And, voila:



Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Authentique Summer 6" x 6" Pad
Copic Markers
Sentiments ~ CARDZ TV "Good Friends" (outside)
~ Michaels $1.50 bin (inside)
Inks ~ Studio G turquoise
~ Close to my Heart Chocolate
~ Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Circle Punch ~ Marvy
Ribbon, flowers, bling ~ "Use it Up" Inventory

Thanks all for coming by today.  Enjoy your day.  Remember to join us at Paper Playtime and show us your great projects with more than one fold.  Maybe you will be able to learn a new one too.

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

Thursday, April 11, 2013

"Kraftin' Kimmie Krop" Challenges

Good day, my friends.  On Saturday, my friend and owner of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps had an on line party at her Facebook page.  She has these every so often and they are so much fun, just chatting and getting to know the Krafty design girls and fans.  You can go like the fan page HERE because there is another one coming up on Sunday (April new release party!) and you won't want to miss it!  This last one on Saturday incorporated some challenges and we had a week to complete them.  There were 6 challenges in all and I have 2 cards to show you today for 2 of them.  I have started a couple more but we will see how time permits if I get them finished and posted by the deadline.

First up is my "BLING IT ON" challenge:

The challenge was to use bling and flowers on your creation...oh, and, of course, a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp.  My flowers/bling are one and the same.

and inside:

Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Basic Grey Soliel 6" x 6" pad
Copic Markers
Glossy Accents
Stickles Cotton Candy
Sakura Clear Glaze Pen
Sentiments ~ My Pink Stamper "Everyday Occasions" (outside)
~ Michaels $1.50 bin (inside)
Memory Box Die "Elegant Scrollwork"
Flowers ~ Dress It Up "Spring Fling"
Brad ~ "Use it Up" inventory

A close up of the image:

Copics Used: Skin ~ E00, E02, E11, R20; Hair ~ E35,Y23, YR23; Dress ~ BV00, BV02, BV04, RV11, RV13, RV14; Bow ~ RV11, RV13, RV14; Socks ~ BV00, BV02, BV04; Shoes ~ E42, E43, E44; Balloon ~ Y00, Y02, Y04; Ground ~ E13, E25, E40, YG61, YG63, YG67

Second up is my "MORE THAN ONE FOLD" challenge:

This challenge is pretty self explanatory.  Any card made using more than the traditional fold counts so I tried one I had never done before ~ a version of a tri-fold card:

and open:

Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ from my stash and I have no idea where it came from, possibly My Mind's Eye
Copic Markers
Twine ~ We R Memory Keepers
All stars ~ "Use It Up" Inventory

Copics Used:  Skin ~ E00, E02, E11; Hair ~ E25, E29, E31; PJ's ~ B34, B41, B45; Moon ~ Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17; Hat ~ B34, B41, B45, YG93, YG95, YG97; Teddy Bear ~ E31, E35, RV14

Thanks for coming by today.  I hope you enjoy seeing the cards and projects I share and will continue to visit and be inspired to create.  I am pretty excited.  Tomorrow I, along with my Mom, am going to SCRAPFEST KITCHENER where I am going to be able to shop for stamping/scrapping supplies til I drop and visit with some friends I have made through crafting.  I promise to share how it was when I get back.

Until then, keep crafting and have a wonderful day.

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

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Happy middle of the week. To answer the question in the title, my garden would not be growing so well if I had one right now. It is almost the middle of April and we are supposed to have snow and freezing rain tomorrow. It will warm up someday soon I hope.

It is my turn to post at One Crazy Stamper today and the card I have to show you today is from the Saturated Canary collection.  I really like these stamps and enjoyed colouring her up.

and inside:

(All supplies with links are available at One Crazy Stamper on line and retail store)
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Inks ~ Close to my Heart Chocolate, Topiary
Sentiments ~ CARDS TV "Think Spring"
Cuttlebug ~ Kimberly's Card Embossing folder
Liquid Pearls ~ Bisque
Glossy Accents

A close up of the image:

Copics Used: Skin E00, E02, E11, R20; Hair E25, E29, E31; Lips R20, R22; Eyes YG61, YG63; Outfit B21, B23, B24, E40, E42, E43, R20, R22; Gloves E50, E51, E81; Basket E11, E13, E15, R20, R22; Leaves YG61, YG63, YG67; Flowers R20, R22, R24, Y15, Y17

Thanks for dropping in. Have a wonderful day!

{{{{{Hugs}}}}},  Heather

Monday, April 1, 2013

Thank You Notes

Good Monday morning.  I truly hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend.  But today is the start of a new month, a new week and a new challenge at  One Crazy Stamper.  Our challenge this month is "Black, White + 1 colour of your Choice".  I wasn't quite sure what to do for this challenge and had a few ideas come to mind.  But my final decision was to make a set of "Thank You" cards to send out with my card orders.  And my choice of colour with black and white will come as no surprise ~ pink :)

A close up of each card:

and inside to write a brief note:

(all links are available at One Crazy Stamper)
Image ~ Your Next Stamp "Hummingbird Beauty"
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ MME Breeze
Heart Punch ~ Creative Memories
Spellbinders ~ Nestabilities Lacey Ovals
Ribbon ~ Michaels
Stickles ~ Diamond

G03, G05, G07. R81, R83, R85, R56

Thanks for joining me today.  I appreciate when you come by.  If you leave me a comment I will drop by your blog as well.  Please join us this month at One Crazy Stamper and show us your projects using black, white + 1 more. Happy Monday!

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