Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A Special Thank You

Hello my friends.  Today is my turn to post at One Crazy Stamper and not only is it my day to post a project, it is also my month to do a tutorial.  Since this will be my last post for February I have combined the two and have a complete picture heavy tutorial for the card I am about to show you HERE.

Card Open:

Copic Markers: BG11, BG13, BG15, E11, E13, E15,
YG61, YG53, YG67, YR02, YR04, YR07
Card Stock ~ Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper ~ Dovecraft 6" x 6" Princess Fairytale
Punches ~ Martha Stewart (border, butterfly)
~ Marvy (circles)
~ Creative Memories (corner rounder)
Rhinestones ~ Kaisercraft
Ribbon ~ "Use It Up" Inventory

So if you would like to make this tri fold card, there are detailed instructions and diagrams at the One Crazy Stamper blog.  If you have any questions, please leave me a comment with an email and I will get back to you.

Thanks for coming by today.  I hope you are having a Wonderful Wednesday.

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

Monday, February 25, 2013

"10 Months Til Christmas" Blog Hop

Good Morning, my friends.  It is that time of the month again...the time when our team shares our Christmas projects with you....the 25th of February.  Ten months today is Christmas.  So grab a cup of coffee (or your beverage of choice) and let's get started.  If you arrived from my BFF, Shari, then you are in the correct spot.  If not, go back to her blog to start at the beginning.  I will have a complete list of the hop order at the end of the post in case you get lost along the way.  I would like to welcome our special guest designer, Janis, who gave me my first start on a design team and has become a wonderful friend. 

As you recall, we are showcasing two Christmas projects each month following a certain theme.  For February our theme is red, white plus one other colour.  Here are my two cards:

One is traditional red, white and green and the other is red, white and brown.  I tried to incorporate my fave colour of pink with red and white but it just didn't work for Christmas.


Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Echo Park Very Merry Christmas 6" x 6"
Your Next Stamp "Light Up the Holidays" Die & Stamp Set
Copic Markers
Spellbinders ~ Nestabilities Labels Nine
Red ribbon ~ Michaels
Ink ~ Close to My Heart Cranberry
~ Tuxedo Memento Black
Glossy Accents


Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ MME Santa Claus 6" x 6"
Cardinal Digi ~ Source Unknown
Copic Markers
Spellbinders ~ Nestabilites Lattice Rectangles
Sentiment ~ Michaels $1.50 bin
Stampendous Tinsel Red Embossing Powder
Colorbox Chalk Ink ~ Lipstick Red
Stampendous Crystal Snow
Glossy Accents
Ribbon, lace, button baker's twine ~ "Use It Up" Inventory

Thanks for coming to visit today for our Christmas blog hop.  I hope we can inspire you to make some projects long before the season of stress starts.  Now you are off to my friend  Mary to see what she has created for us.

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

Blog Hop Order
3.) Mary:
4.) Sara:
5.) Kerry:
6.) Tara:
7.) Sally:
8) Guest Designer Janis:

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Winter Fun!

Good Morning.  It is time once again for my weekly post at One Crazy Stamper.  I know I want Spring to come (it has been a long Winter) but I could not help but colour up and use this little guy from Kraftin' Kimmie stamps.  He reminds me of what my grandson may be like in a few years :)

Image and Sentiment ~ Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Snow Day Lucas"     
Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Echo Park Winter Park 6" x 6"
Spellbinders ~ Nestabilities Labels Nine
Bakers Twine ~ We R Memory Keepers
Brads, Charm ~ "Use It Up" Inventory

Here is a close up of Lucas to see the Copic colours I used:

Skin ~ E00, E02, E11
Hair ~ E25, E29, E31
Jacket ~ E74, E77, E79
Pants ~ E70, E71, E74
Hat, scarf and mitts ~ B21, B23, B24, B26, R30, R32, R35, R37
Boots ~ E74, E77, E79, 100
Snow ~ B000, BG0000

I'm glad you could stop by again today.  Please remember to join us for our LOVEly challenge at One Crazy Stamper for the month of February.

Until next time, keep craftin'.

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

Monday, February 18, 2013

Paper Playtime Challenge #4 ~ Use A Sentiment

Hello all!  Welcome to another Monday challenge post for Paper Playtime.  For the next two weeks our challenge is to use a sentiment on your project.  That's pretty easy, correct?  Most of the time we add a sentiment to our cards or projects anyhow :)  The prize you could win by linking up is a set of stamps from Close to My Heart representative, Lucy Kelleher

Because I usually have a sentiment on my cards somewhere I challenged myself to make a card with the sentiment as the focus instead of just a part of the card.  This is what I came up with:



Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline
All Dolled Up 6" x 6"
Sentiment ~ Whimsy Stamps Ticket Notes
Dies ~ Whimsy Stamps Ticket Die
~Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork
Spellbinders ~ Large Ovals Classic
~ Lacey Ovals
Copic Markers ~ BG10, RV11
Punch ~ Martha Stewart
Flowers, Pearls ~ Michaels $1.50 bin
Ribbon ~ Offray White

I am glad you could come by again today.  There have been lots of posts to keep up with in the last few weeks and I am enjoying all my crafting. Join us at Paper Playtime and show us how you use a sentiment. Have a GREAT week.  See y'all soon.

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

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Wellies On A Wobble

Good Saturday morning.  It is once again time for my DT post at Action Wobbles.  I am continually amazed at all of the ideas my design team sisters come up with for these little springs.  They also continue to inspire me.  Please remember to come by the Action wobble blog and their personal blogs and leave them some love.

Is anyone intrigued by the title of my post?  Do I have any British fans who know what I mean?  Well, first let me show you my card and see if you can guess.

the wobbles in action:

the inside:

Card stock ~ Recollections, Bazzill
Patterned Paper ~ Docrafts Wellington 6" x 6"
Cricut ~ Paisley cartridge
Sentiments ~ CARDZ TV Think Spring
Ink ~ Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Punch ~ EK Success
Glossy Accents
Action Wobbles ~TSQ Royal Castle Shoppe
Buttons, Embriodery Floss ~ "Use it Up" Inventory

So, were you able to guess I was referring to wellingtons, also known as galoshes or rain boots?  When I think of Spring, one of the things that comes to mind is rain.  The patterned paper covered with rain boots was the inspiration for this card.  I think we still have some Winter to get through yet but Spring won't be far behind.

Thanks for dropping by today.  I hope you have a great weekend.

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

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Cards and Cupcakes

Happy Valentine's Day!  I wish all of my friends a good day, no matter much emphasis is put on couples this day....but it is just good to share your love with people you care for. 

I have the card I made for my hubby to share.  I just really liked how it turned out.  And I want to thank my bff, Shari, for all her help with this.




Card stock ~ Recollections
Copic Markers
Spellbinders ~ Large Classic Squares
~ Lacey Squares
Ticket Die ~ Whimsy Stamps
Outside Sentiment ~ Michaels $1.50 bin
Cuttlebug ~ Spots and Dots Embossing Folder
Inside Sentiments/tickets ~ My Favorite Things "Chick Flick"
~ Michaels $1.50 bin
Ink ~ Tim Holtz Distress "Tea Dye"
Punch ~ EK Success
Twine ~ We R Memory Keepers
Glossy Accents

 A close Up of the image:

Copics Used:

Skin ~ E000, E00, E11
Hair ~ E08, E09, E18, E19
Eyes ~ G63, G67
Popcorn Kernels ~ YR21, YR23
Butter ~ Y0000, Y00
Popcorn box ~ R22, R24, R27, R46
Ground ~ W1, W3, W5
Sakura Gelly Roll Star Red,  Gold

 We usually don't do that much for Valentine's Day at all but I try to make a nice supper and enjoy some time with my hubby.  I just happened to have cupcakes in the freezer so I pulled them out and iced them with a star tip and some jimmies....easy, peasy!

Glad you could stop by today.  Stay tuned for some more craftiness in the next few days. 

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

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

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Blue Without You

Good Wednesday morning to you!! I hope this finds you all well and making time to do the things you want to do for yourself like crafting or reading or....well, whatever it is that you do. And, speaking of reading and crafting, my project today combines both of my favourite pastimes.

I created this bookmark using an image from My Favourite Things available at One Crazy Stamper. It will be great paired with a card that matches (coming in the future) as a set to give as a gift.

Card Stock ~ Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper ~ MME Moments
Gold Stickles
Punch ~ Creative Memories
Eyelet, ribbon and fibres ~ "Use It Up" Inventory

A close up of the image:

Skin ~ E00, E02, E04, E11
Hair ~ E25, E49, E50
Top, bow ~ Y11, Y13, Y15
Pants ~ B34, B37, B39
Shoes ~ C7, C9
Star ~ paper pieced with MME Moments

Thanks for coming by today.  I appreciate when you do and leave me comments to let me know you did.  Have a GREAT day.

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

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Lexi and Her Fur-iend

Good Morning.  It is Wednesday and today is my turn to post at One Crazy Stamper.  This weekend my bff , Shari and I were talking about what type of cards we made the most of.  Turns out I make a lot of "All Occasion" cards and she made the most birthday cards.  What type do you make the most of?

Today's card features one of the cute images from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps "Best Fur-iends".  I am a cat person through and through and just had to colour up Lexi with her cat.

Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Basic Grey Soliel
Memory box Elegant Scrollwork die
Cuttlebug ~ Baby's Breath Embossing folder

A close up of Lexi:

Copic Colours Used:
Skin ~ E000, E00, E11
Hair ~ E33, E50, Y21, YR23
Dress and socks ~ V12, V15, V17
Shoes ~ E50, E51, E53, E55
Bench ~ E95, E97, E99
Grass ~ E40, E42, E43, YG61, YG63, YG67
Cat ~ C00, C1, C3, R81, R83

Thanks for coming by today.  Please join us this month for the One Crazy Stamper challenge where our theme is LOVE. 

Have a wonderful day.

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

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

I Love You

Hello, my friends.  Happy Tuesday.  Today is the first Tuesday of the month and that means a new sketch at Die Cuttin Divas.  I once again have the privilege to be Guest Designer for this challenge sketch.

First, the sketch to follow:

and my card:



Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ MME Breeze
Cricut ~ Sweethearts cartridge
Punch ~ Martha Stewart
Colorbox Chalk Ink ~ Charcoal
Sentiment ~ My Pink Stamper Simply Sweet Occasions
Studio G ~ White Pigment Ink
Brads, ribbon, charm, embroidery floss ~ "Use it Up" Inventory

Thanks for coming by today.  Please join Die Cuttin Divas this week to show us your take on this sketch.  I want to thank Georgiana for allowing me to be a part of it.

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

Saturday, February 2, 2013


Happy Saturday, my friends.  I get to spend today and part of tomorrow with my BFF and I am so excited about it.  I don't see her near as much as I would like and when we get together it is a great time.  I hope you are able to do something special this weekend too.

Today is my post for the Action Wobble blog.  The card I have to show you is totally cased from my friend, The Scrapbooking Queen.  I liked it so much that I had to make my own version because I had just purchased supplies that were similar.

and the perfect sentiment for the inside:


Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ My Mind's Eye Dolled Up 6" x 6"
Washi Tape ~ Recollections
Stamps ~ Inkadinkadoo
Stampendous White Embossing Powder
Inside Sentiment ~ My Creative Time "Just a Little Note to Say"
Buttons, twine ~ "Use It Up" Inventory
Action wobble ~ The Royal Shoppe

Glad you could come by today.  Welcome to some new followers. I am glad you are here and hope I will be able to inspire you in my little corner of this big crafting world.

Enjoy your weekend!  See you back here soon.

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

Friday, February 1, 2013

You Paint My Heart Happy

Well happy Friday.  The weekend is almost here...hooray!!  Today is the first of the month and a new challenge at One Crazy Stamper.  Our theme for this month is LOVE ~ appropriate for Valentine's Day.  Here is what I came up with for it:


Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ My Mind's Eye Dolled Up
Cricut ~ Sweethearts Cartridge heart cut at 3 1/2"
Sentiment ~ My Favorite Things "Clearly Sentimental about Art"
Punch ~ Martha Stewart
Baker's Twine ~ We R Memory Keepers
Colorbox chalk Ink ~ Lipstick Red
Doily, heart pearls ~ "Use it Up" Inventory

A close up of the image:

Copic Colours Used:

Skin: E00, E02, E04, E11
Hair: E33, E35, Y21
Smock: C1, C3, C5
Shoes: C5, C7, C9
Brushes: C9, YR24
Bow, Pockets, Pallet: E50, E51

I have had a lot of projects up in the last week or so.  If you have missed any, please scroll down and check them out. Next week there should be a few more :)

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