Friday, September 27, 2013

Thankful for You

Yesterday I had some time to spend in my craft room.  I do have many projects that need done for commitments I have but decided I needed to do something just for me.  I wanted to enjoy the time with no pressure.  Since Canadian Thanksgiving is only a couple of weeks away that was the kind of card I thought I would make.  So here it is:


and a close up of the image:

And, because I was just "playing" I did not write down any of the supplies or markers I used.  I suppose I could take the time to figure them out.  But you know what?  I am not going to :)  So enjoy my card and remember that I am thankful for you, my loyal friends and followers who join me on this creative journey.

Happy Friday.  Enjoy your weekend.  Take some time for you to do something you enjoy.

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

P.S.  I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Your Next Stamp Fun Friday Challenge #4 ~ Sketch or Photo Inspiration
Dare to be Sassy Thursday #196 ~ Autumn Colours
Craftin Desert Divas Fall Craft It Up/ Link It Up Party
Paper Playtime Challenge #19 ~ Apples

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Snowy Tag

PLEASE NOTE:  This is my second post for today.  For the "3 Months Til Christmas" Blog Hop, please scroll down.

Welcome to my last Christmas post using the High Hopes Christmas release for One Crazy Stamper.  Hasn't this last month been so much fun? I have enjoyed seeing all the cards and projects made with these great stamps.  You still have a few days to join us for our "CHRISTMAS" themed challenge for September but time is running out so move quickly.  (Don't I just sound like one of those late night infomercials?  LOL!)

Today I have two tags to show you using the Snowy Tag stamp.  One is very traditional and the other not so much.

TAG #1:

(All linked supplies are available for purchase at One Crazy Stamper)
Patterned Paper ~ Recollections
Sentiment ~ High Hopes
Ink ~ Close to My Heart Cranberry
Ribbon ~ Michaels
Twine ~ American Crafts
Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen

Copics Used:  0. B000. N4, N6, N8, N10, R24, R37. R89

TAG #2

Washi/Craft Tape ~ Recollections
Sentiment ~ Your Next Stamp
Ink ~ Studio G Dark Pink
Ribbon ~ Michaels
Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen

Copics Used: B02, B05, BV13, BV15, BV18, RV11, RV13, RV14, W1, W3, W5, W7

I paper pieced the scarf, hatband and fringe on tag #1 with paper and tag #2 with washi/craft tape.  Because I had used Copic markers on Copic paper you could see them on the other side of the tag so I used the matching paper on tag #1 and 3 different types of washi tape in diagonal stripes to disguise the marker coming through.

Thanks for coming by today.  I hope you are enjoying your day and will make some time to get crafty.

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

"3 Months til Christmas" Blog Hop

Hello.  I am so glad you could come by today for our monthly hop.  Last month I was not able to participate so I am glad to be back :)  If you have arrived from my bff, Shari's blog, then you are in the correct spot.  If not, you will want to go back and see the incredible cards she has created first and then rejoin me here.  If you are new to our hop, let me give you a bit of background.  Two years ago my bff realized that she ran out of time in the busy months of November and December to get her Christmas cards and projects done so she decided to make 2 Christmas things once a month on the 25th to get a head start.  That would give her at least 24 cards/projects completed.  I thought this was a great idea and joined her which led to a small group of us doing it as a hop on the 25th of the month last year.  This year we added a twist ~ a  theme that needs to be followed each month.  I hope you enjoy our "sneak peek" at Christmas and will visit us every month for some inspiration of your own.

Now, on to my cards.  Our theme this month was "REINDEER, SANTA AND/OR ELVES" ~ an interesting choice and one I really had to think about.  Here they are:

Card #1:

Card #2:

All of the supplies for these two cards (minus a few of the embellishments ~ gems, bow on wreath, jingle bell, button) came from the Kraftin' Kimmie Kardmaking Kit.  The stamps used were also from Kraftin Kimmie ~  Santa Baby and  Balancing Elf.  It sure made coordinating things for these cards easy and I would recommend them to all.  These are 6" x 6" cards which come with matching envelopes as well.  

Thanks for joining our hop today.  Now you are off to Mary's blog to see what reindeer, Santa or elves she has used.  Our hop consists of the following ladies in case you get lost along the way:

Heather  ~ You are here!

Until we meet again, keep crafting and "Merry Christmas"!

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

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Woof! Woof! Christmas

Good Morning and welcome once again for my day to post at One Crazy Stamper.  Christmas just keeps on coming this month and I have another cute Christmas image from High Hopes Christmas release.  But first I want to mention how much fun I had with some of my DT sisters at the all day crop on Saturday.  It has been so good to make friends with others who share my passion for paper crafting.

Back Row: Shari G (also my BFF), Lora (boss lady), Myself
Front Row: Aaemie, Sue, Emilee (Lora's daughter)

Alright, now on to my card: I know with my snow wreath last week I mentioned that I liked to use non-traditional Christmas colours and I did it again.  This card is full of pinks, purples and lime greens but still looks fun for Christmas.  I also used a new to me product called Glitter Ritz and enjoyed the end result.


(all linked supplies are available at One Crazy Stamper)
Card stock ~ Stampin' Up, Recollections
Patterned paper ~ MME Merry
Sentiments ~ Craft Lounge Merry Wishes (outside)
~ Art Impressions (inside)
Ink ~ Memento Dew Drops Bahama Blue, Rose Bud
Spellbinders ~ Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Squares
Memory Box Die ~ Elegant Scrollwork

A close up of the image showing the  Copic colours and the Glitter Ritz:

Copics Used:  Dog 1 ~ E23, E25, E27, E29, E50, RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14; Dog 2 ~ T0, T2, T4, T6, T10, YG03, YG05, YG07, RV32, RV34, E50, E51; Dog 3 ~ E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, BV00, BV02, BV04; Bird ~ B01, B02, B04, BV0000, BV000, BV01

Thanks all for joining me today. You still have time to enter the "CHRISTMAS" challenge at One Crazy Stamper for your chance to win a Die-namites prize pack.  

Until next time, keep crafting.

{{{{{HUGS}}}}, Heather 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

"SNOW" Wreath

Well, I hope you enjoyed our blog hop yesterday.  If you have not seen it yet, scroll down and visit each of the blogs leaving comments for your chance to win prizes.  You have until tomorrow.

Today is my regular day to post for One Crazy Stamper and we are still continuing to showcase the new Christmas releases from High Hopes.  I have the image SNOW to show you on a project, not a card.  This wreath could be used on a door, as a wall decoration or even on your tree if it is large enough.  The circle base is 6".

(All linked supplies are available at One Crazy Stamper)
Image ~ High Hopes SNOW
6" Styrofoam Wreath
Patons Fun Fur Yarn ~ White
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ MME Merry
Banner ~ Your Next Stamp Fishtail Banner Die Set
Snowflake Punch ~ Martha Stewart
Ribbon ~ Michaels
Twine ~ We R Memory Keepers
Snowflake Bling ~ Your Next Stamp Glittered Snowflake Skittles
Stickles ~ Cotton Candy
Button, brad ~ "Use It Up" Inventory

A close up of the image:

Copic Colours Used:  B01, B02, B05, R20, R81, R83, R85, YG03, YG17, YG67, YR02, YR04, YR07

Thanks so much for coming to visit me today. Remember to enter the OCS September challenge ~ CHRISTMAS for your chance to win a great prize pack.  Enjoy your day ~ it is the middle of the week already :)

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

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

One Crazy Stamper/High Hopes CHRISTMAS Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to our CHRISTMAS blog hop.  I am so excited to see all the wonderful creations the One Crazy Stamper design team and guests have created for you today using the new High Hopes Christmas release.  If you have come from Shari M's blog then you are in the correct place.  If not, you will want to go back to the OCS blog to start at the beginning so you won't miss a thing.  The complete list for the hop is here in case you get lost along the way:

OCS Blog
Shari M.
Heather ~ YOU ARE HERE!!!
Lora (owner of One Crazy Stamper)
Shari G
Karen (owner of High Hopes Stamps) 

PRIZES: One Crazy Stamper is giving away a High Hopes stamp on each of the blog hop participants blogs and one Grand prize on the OCS blog!  Just comment on each blog in the Hop for a chance to win one of the fabulous prizes. **If you follow us on Facebookbloglovin, our newsletter or pinterest please leave a 2nd comment for a second chance to win. (2 entries possible per person on each blog) You have until 9/12 to leave your comments and we will announce the winners on 9/13 on the OCS blog!

On to my card for today.  It uses the Christmas Cat's Block stamp.  For those of you that know me, I am a cat person through and through.  We have an 18 year old dilute calico named Hannah that we love dearly and this is for her!!

(All linked supplies are available for purchase at One Crazy Stamper)
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ MME Christmas
Sentiments ~ High Hopes "Holly Jolly" (outside)
~ Kraftin' Kimmie "Christmas Interior Sentiments" (inside)
Spellbinders ~ Shapabilities Layered Poinsettia for the holly
Stickles ~ Diamond
Gems ~ Recollections
Doily ~ "Use it Up" Inventory (otherwise known as "My Stash")

A close up of the image:

I used many Copic markers on this image so am just listing them in alphabetical order instead of what part of the image I used them on like I usually do.

Copics Used: B01, B02, B32, B34, BG72, BG75, BG78, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, E42, E43, E44, G21, G24, G29, R24, R37, R39, R89, R81, R83, R85, YG05, YG07, YG09, YR02, YR21, YR23, YR24, W1, W3, W5, W7

I am so glad you joined us for this fantastic hop.  Do not forget to leave comments and follow OCS on all of the above social media for chances to win our awesome prizes.  And, join us for our Christmas challenge to win even more ~ all it takes is a Christmas project to enter.  Now you are off to Sue's blog.

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

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Happy 1st Birthday Evan!!!!

Wow, where has the time gone?  Today is my grandson's first birthday.  It feels like just yesterday that we were waiting for the news and being told we had a grandson.  And, for those of you who may not know, I am going to be a grandma again in late November/early December and Evan will be a big brother :)

Here is the first picture of me as a Grandma:

And this was taken about 3 weeks ago:

Grandma hasn't changed much but Evan sure has.

I am not going to be able to make it to all of the party today as I have to work (Shhhh....I am working an early shift and hope to surprise them at supper time) but will be well represented by my family of great grandparents, aunts and cousins.  I have a card and a shadow box to show you that I made for baby Evan today. 

Copic Xpress It Card Stock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Image ~ High Hopes Boy Binky Monkey
Copic Markers
Card Stock ~ Recollections, Bazzill
Patterned paper ~ Echo Park Bundle of Joy Boy 6" x 6" Pad
Spellbinders ~ Nestabilities Wonky Rectangles
Cuttlebug ~ Spots and Dots Embossing Folder
Punch ~ Fiskars Threading Water
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Sentiment ~ My Favourite Things
Ribbon ~ American Crafts
Glossy Accents
Kaisercraft Rhinestones ~ Island Lagoon

Shadowbox ~ 12" x 12" Michaels Studio Decor
Copic Xpress It Card Stock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Image ~ High Hopes Boy Binky Monkey
Copic Markers
Card Stock ~ Bazzill
Patterned Paper and Stickers ~ Echo Park Bundle of Joy Boy Collection 12" x 12"
Cricut ~ Plantain Schoolbook Cartridge
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Ribbon ~ American Crafts
Glossy Accents
Kaisercraft Rhinestones ~ Island Lagoon
Stickles ~ Cinnamon

A close up of the monkey: (both images are coloured identical)

Copics Used:  Fur ~ E04, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49; Diaper ~ E50, E51, E81; Teddy Bear ~ E04, YR21, YR23, YR24; Top ~ YG61, YG63, YG67; Binky ~ BG11, BG13, BG15; Blankie ~ BG11, BG13, BG15, YG61, YG63, YR21, YR23

Thanks for stopping in today and letting me share something so personal with you.  Enjoy the rest of your day.  Don't forget to join me again on Tuesday for our One Crazy Stamper/High Hopes Christmas Blog Hop for your chance to be inspired and win some stamps too.

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

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Elegant Santa

Hello again and welcome to another "Wonderful Wednesday" post for One Crazy Stamper.  All this month my Design Team sisters and I will be highlighting the great Christmas release from High Hopes Stamps.  Make a Christmas project yourself and enter it into the challenge for the month.

The stamp I am showcasing today is called Elegant Santa.  I saw this Santa from the Victorian era and so chose vintage paper to highlight him.  I think the end result is rather elegant ~ hee! hee!


(all linked supplies are available at One Crazy Stamper)
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ MME Santa Claus
Spellbinders ~ Nestabilities Lacey Ovals
~ Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large
Your Next Stamp Fishtail Banner Die Set
Sentiments ~ Michaels $1.50 bin (outside)
~ Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Christmas Interior Sentiments"
Decoart Snow Writer
Liquid Pearls ~ Bisque
Stickles ~ Christmas Red
Ribbon ~ "Use It Up" Inventory

A close up of the image:

Copics Used:  Skin ~ E00, E02, E11, R20; Hat ~ G21, G24, G29, R24, R37, R39, R89, YR21, YR23, YR24; Beard Shadows ~ W1, 0

Thank you all for dropping by today.  Remember that every day in September there will be a new Christmas project/card at One Crazy Stamper and you can enter a Christmas project/card of your own in our September "CHRISTMAS" challenge.

I would like to enter this card into the High Hopes Challenge #184: Pearls or Gems.

Enjoy your Wednesday.

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

Monday, September 2, 2013

It's Time to Celebrate ~ Paper Playtime Challenge #18

Good Morning.  Is today a holiday where you are?  It is for me (meaning all stores are closed) and we call the Labour Day weekend the unofficial end to Summer as our kids go back to school tomorrow.  I guess that means back to routine for a lot of families.  Since I do not have any school age children, all it will mean for me is that the buses will be more crowded and the stores more empty during the week :)

Today is also the beginning of another challenge over at Paper Playtime.  The challenge for the next two weeks is to use 3 different papers.  Interpret that how you may ~ 3 patterned papers, 3 solid papers or a combination of the two.  My card has more than 3 actually :)  But white is a neutral so it doesn't count, right?
I couldn't help but ink up one of my new cuties from Your Next Stamp.  And I made this card for a special person in my life who has a new venture happening.  It's perfect for what she has going at the moment.


Card Stock and Patterned Paper ~ Recollections
Image ~and Outside Sentiment ~ Your Next Stamp "Cake Pop Fhiona"
Copic Xpress It Blending Card Stock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Copic Markers
Spellbinders Nestabilities Petite Scalloped Circles
Creative Memories Circle Cutter
Inside Sentiments ~ Studio G Clear Stamps
Sakura Clear Glaze Pen
Glossy Accents
Studio G Glitter Glue ~ Yellow, Turquoise
Flowers and Jewels ~ "Use It Up" Inventory

A close up of the image:

Copics Used:  Skin ~ E00, E02, E11, R20; Hair ~ E18, E39, E99, YR23; Dress, Hairband and Shoes ~ B21, B23, B24, B26, Y00, Y02, Y04; Cake pop ~ E23, E25, E29 E40, E41, E42, R35

Thanks for stopping by today.  Please  join us at Paper Playtime for our "3 DIFFERENT PAPERS" challenge.  I will have a few posts for you this week ~ if you haven't seen it yet, scroll down for another challenge ~ and come back Wednesday and Saturday where I have special things to show you as well.

Have a GREAT day no matter what you are doing.

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

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Motorin' By Santa and a New Challenge at OCS

Hello there.  Are you enjoying the start of a new month?  I can not believe it is September already.  The months of June, July and August just flew by.  Since it is the start of a new month it means the start of a new challenge at One Crazy Stamper.  Our challenge for you this month is "CHRISTMAS".  Yes, some of you may think it is too soon for that but since it is only a few months away it is a great time to get started on all your projects before the rush hits.  I will have lots of fun Christmas themed items and cards to share with you this month.  We are also having a blog hop so please join us.  You won't want to miss out on the fun and prizes:

And now for the card for today's challenge:

(all linked supplies can be found at One Crazy Stamper)
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ MME Christmas
Spellbinders ~ Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Squares
Creative Memories Corner Rounder
Outside Sentiment and Die Cut ~ Marianne Design Collectibles
Inside Sentiment ~ Kraftin' Kimmie Christmas Interior Sentiments
Close to My Heart Ink ~ Ponderosa Pine, Cranberry
Decorart Snow Writer
Ribbon, Button Twine ~ "Use it Up" Inventory

A close up of the image:

The dimension does not show up in the pictures but I used the Decoart Snow Writer for the fur on Santa's suit.  It makes it puffy for lack of a better word.

Copics Used: Skin ~ E00, E02, E11, R20; Santa Suit ~ R24, R37, R39, R89; Motorcycle ~ E42, E43, E44, C1, C3, C5, C7, G21, G24, G29, R89; Ground ~ E31, E33, E35, E37; Sky ~B000, 0

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to enter your project into our "CHRISTMAS" challenge for your chance to win an awesome prize package from One Crazy Stamper.  

Enjoy the rest of your day. Come back tomorrow for a new post with a challenge of a different kind (Wow, posts two days in a row....go me!)

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