Friday, November 29, 2013

Feather Ornaments

Good Morning!!!!  Happy Friday.  I have been busy, busy, busy with work this week as it is our busiest of the year.  I am tired but have today off and am relaxing and finishing up my Christmas decorating.  I hope to start some baking on my time off next week.  This year my nephew moved into a wonderful loft condo not far from us and wanted a small Christmas tree of his own.  Since I work in a store that sells artificial trees I was a good aunt and got him a 4 foot prelit tree for a reasonable price.  I took these along as his first decorations for his new tree:

I originally was going to glitter them but got to thinking that that would not have been very masculine.  So I decided to fill the glass ornaments with feathers and add the vinyl letter with my Cricut along with the velvet ribbon .  I like how they turned out.  What about you?  My nephew liked them too.

Have a wonderful weekend.  Glad you were here for a visit today.

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}. Heather

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Teddy Bear Christmas

Hello there and welcome to another post for One Crazy Stamper,  I can not believe how fast Christmas is approaching.  I thought I had good time management skills but am learning you can only do so much with a little time.  But somehow everything that absolutely MUST be done gets done and the rest just isn't as important.  I want to enjoy what I do this season not just rush through it.  Okay, enough of my ramblings

My card today uses an image from the Wild Rose Studio line.  Between the teddies and the elephants I can not decide which are my favourite; they are all so cute.

(all linked supplies are available at One Crazy Stamper)
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ from my stash, manufacturer unknown
Punch ~ Martha Stewart
Ribbon ~ Local Dollar Store
Rhinestone ~ Michaels $1.50 bin

A close up of the image:

Copics Used:  Bears ~ E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, E50; Hats and Scarves ~ G21, G24, G29, R24, R29, R89; Sky ~ B000, B00, B01, 0

I am happy you could stop by today.  Remember you still have a few days to play along in the NOVEMBER CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE at One Crazy Stamper.  Have a GREAT one.

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

Monday, November 25, 2013

Looking In ~ Paper Playtime Challenge #24

AN IMPORTANT NOTE: This is my second post of the day.  If you are looking for the "1 MONTH TIL CHRISTMAS BLOG HOP" please scroll down :)

Today begins a new challenge for the Paper Playtime challenges.  It is an easy, peasy one ~ "ANYTHING GOES".  For my project, I have a Christmas card to show you which uses all die cuts from my Cuttlebug. I actually cased this card from an idea I saw on Pinterest.


and a close up of the window:

Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ MME Christmas, Echo Park Winter Park
Dies ~ Memory Box Small Madison Window
~ Your Next Stamp Fishtail Banner Set
~ Your Next Stamp Mini Branch
Sentiment ~ Hero Arts (outside)
~ Kraftin' Kimmie Christmas Interior Sentiments (inside)
Inks ~ Versamark Watermark
~ Close to my Heart Cranberry
Embossing Powder ~ Stampendous White
Stickles ~ Crystal
Ribbon ~ Michaels

Please join us at Paper Playtime for this challenge for the next two weeks.  I am looking forward to seeing all of your creations.  

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

"1 Month Til Christmas" Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the last monthly blog hop before the big day.  I am the first stop on our blog hop today.  Our fearless leader, Shari was not able to do a post for today as she has not been feeling well. And the usual order is also a little confused.  Sally is not posting this month either so please go to Sandy's blog immediately following Sara instead of the link she has provided.  The correct blog hop order is on THIS post only so come back here as you won't want to miss anyone.  The other ladies have posted our usual list.

 Well, I have a confession for those of you who visited last month ~ I never did finish the cards I had started.  But I have made 2 new ones following the theme for this month to show you today.  Let's back up a little for those of you who are new to visiting this hop.  Every month on the 25th a very talented group of ladies headed by my BFF, Shari, showcase 2 Christmas projects all year long.  This gives us a good head start on our Christmas cards or projects before the busy season of the holiday begins.  We have a theme to follow each month ~ for November it is "SILVER AND/OR GOLD".  My cards are one of each.


Card Stock ~ Recollections
Dies ~ Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia
~ Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacey Ovals
Embossing Folder ~ Cuttlebug Victoria
Twine ~ American Crafts
Rhinestones ~ Kaisercraft Silver
Ribbon, Button ~ "Use It Up" Inventory or in other words, my stash of supplies whose
manufacturers are unknown
Sentiment on Inside ~ Kraftin' Kimmie Christmas Interior Sentiments
Colorbox Pugment Ink ~ Silver


Copic Xpress It Blending Card Stock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Image ~ Your Next Stamp Mini Christmas Tree
Copic Markers
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ MME Merry
Spellbinders Nestabilities Petite Scalloped Circles (LG)
Punches ~ Marvy
~ Fiskars
Sentiments ~ Michaels (outside)
~ Close to my Heart Festive Thoughts (inside)
Ink ~ Close to my Heart Cranberry
Stickles ~ Gold
Doily, Pink Stars ~ "Use It Up" Inventory

A close up of the tree:

Copics Used:  E15, E17, E18, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99

Here is the blog hop order:

                 Heather ~ YOU ARE HERE!!!

Thanks for coming by today.  I would love for you to leave me a comment so that I know you have been for a visit.  I hope that we have inspired you throughout the year to get a head start on your Christmas projects.
You are now off to Mary's blog.  

Until we meet again, happy crafting and "Merry Christmas".

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

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Merry Christmas, Eh?

Hello there.  Thank you for dropping in today to see what I have created for you.  It is, of course, following the challenge theme of "CHRISTMAS" this month at One Crazy Stamper, a Christmas card using an image and sentiment from High Hopes Stamps.  I made it for an American friend who believes that all we say in Canada is "EH?"  While I know I may have said it a time or two, it is not something I say continually or is it something I recall hearing all the time.  But it is a cute stereotype and works well here.


(All linked supplies are available at One Crazy Stamper)
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Echo Park "Very Merry Christmas", Recollections
Sentiments ~ High Hopes "Penguin Greeting" (outside)
~Kraftin' Kimmie Nick (inside)
Ribbon, Button, Twine ~ "Use It Up" Inventory

A close up of the image:

Copics Used: B000, G03, G05, G07, R22, R24, R29. YG93, YG95, YG97, YR02, YR04, YR07, W3, W5, W7

You still have time to enter the November Christmas challenge at One Crazy Stamper for your chance to win 2 stamps from Wild Rose Studio.  I have enjoyed seeing what everyone has made so far.

Have a wonderful Wednesday.

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

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Hopeful Tink Tag

Hello there.  It is Wednesday once again and I am glad you could come by to see my post for One Crazy Stamper.  I try to make my tags for presents along with my cards at Christmas so I have a tag to show you today using a cute little image from High Hopes Stamps.  Our challenge for the month of November is "CHRISTMAS" so please join in on the fun for your chance to win.

(all linked supplies are available at One Crazy Stamper)
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Plaid Washi Tape ~ Recollections
Ornament Punch ~ Martha Stewart
Sentiment ~ Kraftin Kimmie "Christmas Cheer"
Sakura Clear Glaze Pen
Ribbon, Button ~ "Use It Up" Inventory"
Twine ~ American Crafts

A close up of the image:

Copics Used:  Hat ~ E04, R39, R89; Skunk ~  W1, W3, W5, W7

I will use this cutie to adorn one of the presents for my grandson I believe.  There is lots of space to write him a note on the back.

Thanks for coming by.  Enjoy your day and keep crafting.

(((((HUGS))))), Heather

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Festive Wreath

Good Morning.  Today I have the privilege of being a guest designer for High Hopes Stamps weekly challenge.  The theme is "ANYTHING CHRISTMAS".  I just happened to have a Christmas wreath from High Hopes that I had not inked up yet so I used it for my challenge card.


Copic Xpress It Card Stock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Image ~ High Hopes "Festive Wreath"
Copic Markers
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Cuttlebug ~ D'vine Swirls, Swiss Dots Embossing Folders
Your Next Stamp Fishtail Die/Banner Set
Sentiments ~ Michaels $1.50 Bin (outside)
~ Close to my Heart "Festive Thoughts" (inside)
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Close to My Heart Chocolate Ink
Xmas Red Stickles
Ranger Glossy Accents
Sakura Clear Glaze Pen

A close up of the image:

Copics Used:  Wreath ~ G21, G24, G29; Pine cones ~ E15, E17, E18; Poinsettias ~ R24, R37, R39, Y15, Y17, YG03; Bow ~ YG21,YG23, YG24

I am glad you could come by today.  Since Christmas is my most favourite time of the year to craft I hope to have a few things to show you over the next weeks leading up to it.  But it is also my busiest season at work so I hope I can find/make the time to accomplish things.  Keep checking back to see what I can do.

Happy Tuesday, my friends.  Enjoy it!

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

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Sending Christmas Cheer!

Hello there.  It is Wednesday once again and my turn to post for One Crazy Stamper.  I have a card to show you using the challenge theme for the month ~ "CHRISTMAS!"  I can never seem to make enough Christmas cards as they are my favourite kind to make.  I have used a stamp and matching paper by Wild Rose Studio.


(all linked supplies are available at One Crazy Stamper)
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Snowflake Punch ~ Martha Stewart
Sentiments ~ Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Christmas Cheer" (outside)
~ Hero Arts (inside)
Sakura White Gel Pen
Button ~ Michaels
Twine ~ American Crafts

A close up of the image:

Copics Used:  Elephant ~ R20, R22, R24, W1, W3, W5, W7; Santa Hat ~ R24, R37, R39, R89; Presents ~ 0, B000, BV00, BV02, BV04, G21, G24, G29, R22, R24, R29, R37, R39, R89; Sky ~ B23, B24, B26

Glad you could come by today.  Don't forget to enter our CHRISTMAS challenge this month for your chance to win two stamps from Wild Rose Studio.

I would like to enter this card into the November Your Next Stamp Fun Friday Challenge #6 where I followed the sketch.

Have a GREAT Wednesday!

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

Friday, November 1, 2013

Bella ~ A New Challenge at One Crazy Stamper

Good Morning.  It is the start of a new month and the start of a new challenge at One Crazy Stamper.  Our challenge for this month is "CHRISTMAS" ~ very fitting as the time is coming up quickly to get all of those Christmas cards done and in the mail.

I used a new to me stamp line and paper for my cute little card today ~ Wild Rose Studio Stamps and matching Paper.

and I used my new We R Memory Keepers "Envelope Punch Board to create and decorate a matching envelope set:

(all linked supplies are available at One Crazy Stamper)
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Sentiment ~ Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Christmas Cheer"
Ribbon, Button ~ Michaels
Twine ~ American Crafts
Stickles ~ Crystal
~ Cotton Candy
~ Gold

A close up of the image:

Copics Used:  Elephant ~ W1, W3, W5, RV32, RV34; Santa Hat ~ BV02, BV04, BV08; Sledge ~ E44, E47, E49; Presents ~ BV02, BV04, BV08, RV32, RV34, YG03, YG05, YG07; Tree ~ G21, G24, G29

Thanks for dropping by today.  I am looking forward to all of your entries into the "CHRISTMAS" challenge so get crafting :)

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