Saturday, November 29, 2014

Happy 1st Birthday Katie~boo!!

Good morning.  Today I have a very special card to show you.  It is for my amazing grand daughter who turns 1 today.  When they moved to British Columbia in the summer (about 3,000 miles away), this Grandma swore she would be organized and get everything to them on time......yep, as you guessed, this card, along with a few little things for both grandchildren, just got in the mail this week. I will need to get better at this because as the kids get older they will know it did not arrive on time.  All that will know this time are their parents...and each one of you who read it here....hee! hee!!!


Copic Xpress It Card Stock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Image ~ High Hopes Girl Binky Monkey
~ Fiskars Put on Your Party Hat 
Copic Markers
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Dovecraft Fairytale Princess
Dies ~ Spellbinders Nestabilities Petite Scalloped Circles (LG)
~ Your Next Stamp Fishtail/Banner Die Set
Circle ~ Creative Memories
Sentiments ~ Pointer Scrapbooking
~ Michael's $1.50 Bin
Clear Stickles
Studio G Turquoise Glitter glue
Sakura Clear Glaze Pen
Glossy Accents
Recollection Pearls

A close up of the sweet little monkey:

Copics Used:  Monkey ~ E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, R02, R12; Top ~ BG10, BG11, BG13; Diaper ~ E50, E51; Blankie, Binky, Bow ~ BG13, RV10, RV11, RV13; Teddy Bear ~ R02, R12, YGF61, YG63, YG67

And here is the latest picture of my adorable grand daughter that I made this card for:


Thanks for dropping by today. Have a wonderful weekend.

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

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Little Red Wagon Challenge #265 ~ Wishy Washi

Good Wednesday Morning, my friends.  Once again, it is that time for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon but before we get into that I have a bit of business to take care of.

Little Red Wagon is having a design team call and if you are interested you can find all of the details HERE as to the requirements, and how to apply.  We are looking forward to adding a few members to the group of incredible ladies we already have.

Now, on to the challenge.  It is my turn to hostess this week.  As many of you know, I joined this team late in the year and "inherited" my themes from a former DT member.  And since it was late in the year I did not want to change them in case some team members had worked ahead on their challenges.  My theme for this week is WISHY WASHI!!~ use washi tape on your project.  

This was not a hard challenge for me to find supplies for as I had jumped on that washi tape bandwagon and had a number of rolls that I had not used.  I was able to make it a seasonal card as well.  But I am going to confess here that I did tear up as I put this sentiment on.  It will be the first time in 25 years that I will not see in person my son and now, his family, over the Christmas season (may have not always have been on Christmas day).  I know many, many of you have had this for years and my heart truly feels for you as it has never before.  Okay, enough of this chat chat before I get you all choked up.....I used my washi tape as banners and background for the hearts that go along with the outside sentiment and then added them to the inside as well.


Card Stock ~ Recollections
Washi Tape ~ Recollections (from last year's Christmas collection)
Stamps ~ Kraftin' Kimmie Christmas Cheer (outside)
~ Kraftin' Kimmie Christmas Interior Sentiments (inside)
Inks ~ Close to my Heart Cranberry
~ Tim Holtz Brick Distress Ink
Martha Stewart Scoreboard
Creative Memories Heart Punch 
Heart Shaped Pearls ~ "Use It Up" Inventory

Thanks for dropping by today.  I am looking forward to you joining us this week at Little Red Wagon and seeing all of the many ways that you use your washi tape on your projects.

Take care and until next time, keep crafting.

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

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Little Red Wagon Challenge #264 ~ Layer It Up

Good morning my friends.  Glad you could come by for another Wednesday challenge at Little Red Wagon.  This week our hostess is my friend Tracy and her challenge is LAYER IT UP!!  Although I like the look of one layer and CAS cards I do tend to layer my paper on.  I remember card making with a friend who was new to it and my advice to her was that lots of layers can make it look fancier.  So, without further chit chat, here is my card.  If you count there are 9 layers on the front not including embellishments and 8 layers on the inside.....yep, I guess you could say I really layered this


Copic Xpress It Card Stock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Image and Sentiment ~ Kraftin' Kimmie Christmas Cheer
Copic Markers
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ MME Christmas
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eight
Time Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Versamark Ink
Stampendous White Embossing Powder
Inside Sentiment ~ Hero Arts
Stickles ~ Diamond
Ribbon, Flower ~ Recollections

A close up of the image:

Copics Used:  Skin ~ E000, E01, E11, R20; Hair ~ E97, E99, Y11, Y21; Socks, Bow ~ R35, R37, R39; Shoes ~ E42, E43, E44; Tree ~ E35, E37, E39, G21, G24, G29; Ground ~ E11, E13, E15, E17; Background ~ B000, 0

Thanks for dropping by.  Have a great day and I hope to see your creations full of layers at Little Red Wagon this week.

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

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Love to Create Challenge #142 ~ Make It for Christmas
Sparkle N Sprinkle November 2014 Challenge ~ Use loose glitter, embossing powder or flocking

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Little Red Wagon Challenge #263 ~ Fifty Shades of ????

Good morning.  Wow, the weeks just seem to be flying by. Today is Wednesday and that means a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  This week our hostess is Jayne and the title of her challenge is "Fifty Shades of ?" ~ in other words, use a monochromatic theme on your project.  I can't wait to see what you create for us.

I like the look of monochromatic cards but can not quite figure out how to colour an image in those gorgeous tones I have seen in blogland.  So instead I relied on texture and dimension for my card all in soft shades of blue which reminds me of the coming snowfall.


Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Echo Park Winter Park
Stamps ~ Michael's $1.50 Bin
~ Your Next Stamp
Versamark Ink Pad
Stampendous White Embossing Powder
Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder
Snowflake Punch ~ Martha Stewart
Your Next Stamp Glittered Gumdrops
Ribbon ~ Dollar Store

Glad you could come by today.  Come join the monochromatic challenge this week at Little Red Wagon.  And, as always, have a Wonderful Wednesday.

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

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Little Red Wagon Challenge #262 ~ Home is Where Your Heart Is

Good Morning once again.  This is two posts in two days ~ hasn't happened for a bit and probably won't happen again for a while truthfully.  Today is the start of a brand new challenge at Little Red Wagon and our hostess is Carolyn.  Her challenge ~ HOME IS WHERE YOUR HEART IS ~ your interpretation.

I had many ideas for this challenge.  A scrapbook page of my apartment, a scrapbook page of my husband and I or a scrapbook page of the loves of my life ~ my grandchildren.  All of these are dear to my heart.  But I try not to share pics of people too much on the internet so although these were my thoughts I settled on a card for a new home.  As  you make it more of your own, more of your heart is there too.

Copic Xpress It Card Stock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Image and Sentiment ~ Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Cave Kids
Copic Markers
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Kaisercraft Madame Boutique
Circle Punch ~ Marvy
Burlap ~ Recollections
Twine ~ dollar Store
Rhinestones ~ Kaisercraft

Copics Used: Skin ~ E11, E13, E21, R22; Hair ~ E25, E29, E31, E49; Clothes ~ BG10, BG11, BG13, E40, E41, E42; Club ~ E11, E13, E15, E17; Ground ~ W00, W1, W3; Sky ~ B00, 0

Thanks for coming by.  Link up your projects interpreting  "HOME IS WHERE YOUR HEART IS"
HERE at Little Red Wagon.  

Have a wonderful Wednesday.

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}< Heather

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday ~  Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #190 ~ Recipe Challenge ~ 1 Ribbon/Twine. 2 Patterned Papers. 3 Gems/Pearls

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

PDE Linky Party Autumn Colours~ Autumn Wedding

Good Morning.  Welcome to a new challenge day at PDE Linky Party.  Our challenge for you this week is to use Autumn Colours.  Autumn is nearly over in my area so I will love to see all the pretty colours you use on your projects as it is getting pretty grey out my window ~ almost ready for the next season, Winter and the dreaded "S" word ~ SNOW.  There even was a dusting already on Saturday morning but it did not last and was almost melted by the time I got up.

I have a dear friend whom I met through the crafting community and her son is getting married this Saturday.  I made this card for them.


Copic Xpress It Blending Card Stock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Image ~ Your Next Stamp Wedding Fhiona
Copic Markers
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ from my scrap bin
Stamps ~ Love Background ~ Hampton Arts
~ Mr. & Mrs. ~ Stampin' Up Label Love
~ Congratulations ~ Michaels $1.50 Bin
Close to my Heart Chocolate Ink
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Stampin' Up Artisan Label Punch
Sakura Clear Glaze Pen
Leaves, Flowers, Bling ~ "Use It Up" Inventory

A close up of the wedding couple:

Copics Used:  Skin ~ E000, E00, E01, E11, R20; Hair ~ E35, Y21, YR23, YR24; Dress ~ E50, E51, YR00, YR02; Veil ~ W00, W1, 0; Flowers ~ G63,YR00, YR02, YR04; Tux ~ E43, E44, E47, E49

Thanks for dropping in today. Please join us this week at PDE Linky Party and show us your last of the Autumn colours.

And, until next time, keep crafting!!

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

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Your Next Stamp ~ Sketch #1 and Colour Challenge #1
Craftin' Desert Divas Linky Party ~ Use Brown and orange on your project