Friday, March 27, 2015

Somebunny Loves You!

Hello all!  I did get to craft all Wednesday afternoon but I have got to say I am the slowest card maker EVER!!!! The only thing I finished was the card for my grandson (and it was already started).  I did start some Easter cards for the adults in my life but will have to wait a couple of days to finish them.  My hubby keeps telling me it is the fact that I enjoy crafting, not how much I accomplish.  And, I guess he is correct.  No matter what is going on in my life my craft room is my "safe place" and my refuge from the world.  Anyhow, rambling is the card you came to see.

I used another image from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps which if you have noticed, are my "go to" stamps for my grandchildren.  I really like the images for both boys and girls that she has. Paired him up with some Doodlebug papers and he is all set to hop his way across the country in time for Easter.

Copic Xpress It Card Stock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Image and Outside Sentiment ~ Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Somebunny Loves You
Copic Markers
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Doodlebug Springtime
Spellbinders Nestabilities Wonky Rectangles
Your Next Stamp Fishtail/Banner Die Set
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Inside Sentiment ~ Michaels $1.50 Bin
Wink of Stella Clear
Stickles ~ Turquoise
Twine ~ American Crafts
Button, Stars ~"Use It Up' Inventory

A close up of Lucas Bunny:

Copics Used:  B000, BG72, BV01, BV02, BV04, BV08, E000, E00, E11, E13, E21, E25, E29, E33, E35, G82, G85, R02, R12, R20, R22, Y11, Y13, Y15, YG05, YG17, YG67, YR02, YR04, YR07

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew #83 ~ Easter Critters
Craft Your Passion #254 ~ Anything Goes

And, just because it has been a while since all my faithful readers have seen them, here is the latest picture of my grandkids.  They are definitely enjoying their new home.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend.  Take some time for yourself and do something crafty.

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

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Little Red Wagon Challenge #282 ~ You're A Star!

Hello there.  I can not believe it is Wednesday again and time for another challenge at Little Red Wagon. I found I did not have much time to get into my craft room this week and hope to make up for it in the next few days.  But moving on.....this week our hostess is Carolyn and her theme is "YOU'RE A STAR!".  She wants you to use stars on your project.

I think I may have gone a tad bit overboard on the stars on my card but you can't say I didn't follow the theme.  There are stars on the paper, star embellishments, die cut stars, three dimensional stars and even a star themed sentiment.  Somehow it all works! If you want to make your own three dimensional stars I found the tutorial HERE.

Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper and Sentiment ~ Kaisercraft Blast Off!
Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Roly Poly star
cut at 4"
Mod Podge Glossy
Star Punch ~ Fiskars
Creative Memories Circle Cutter
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Twine ~ Maya Road
Star Clips, Yellow Stars ~ from my stash, have had them
so long no idea where they are from

Head on over to check out what all the other girlfriends have done at Little Red Wagon and leave them some love. Then link up your star project.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday.

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}, Heather 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Little Red Wagon Challenge #281 ~ All Tied Up

Hello y'all and welcome once again to Wednesday ~ the day where we begin a new, fun challenge at Little Red Wagon.  This week our challenge hostess is Tracy and she would like to see projects ALL TIED UP! So pull out your ribbon, your cording, your twine and let's see you use it on your project.  Tie it, knot it, drape it ~ whatever you want as long as you use it.

For some reason I just haven't made a lot of time for crafting lately ~ no excuses, just a fact! So I decided I needed to make time to get cards done that I am actually going to send.  I was able to combine this week's challenge with the Easter card for my grand daughter.  Her brother's is in the works too and I will show that to you soon.  On a side note, I must admit I am getting very excited that I will actually see these little people along with my son and daughter-in-law in just a little over 6 weeks.  Hurry up vacation!!

Back to the subject at hand,  I combined an adorable image from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps with brightly coloured girly papers and a big pink bow for this creation:

Copic Xpress It Card Stock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Copic Markers
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Glitter Paper ~ DCWV Glitter Matstack
Patterned Paper ~ Doodlebug Springtime
Spellbinders Nestabilities ~ Lacy Ovals
~ Classic Ovals (LG)
Butterfly Die ~ Papercrafts Magazine (UK)
Button, Sentiment ~ Michaels $1.50 Bin
Ribbon, Bling ~ Dollar Store
Sakura Clear Glaze Pen
Wink of Stella Clear

A close up of Lulu:

Copics Used:  B000, B01, E000, E00, E11, E13, E31, E33, E35, E50, E51, E55, G82, G85, R20, RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14, W3, W5, W7, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y21, YG13, YG17, YR23

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Through The Craft Room Door ~ Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart ~ Anything Goes

Glad you could drop by.  Check out what the other girlfriends have made at Little Red Wagon and link up your ALL TIED UP creation.  Have a wonderful Wednesday.

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

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Little Red Wagon Challenge #280 ~ Cute, Cute, Cute!!

Happy Wednesday once again, all!! Time for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  This week our hostess is Janice and her challenge is an easy one.  Anything CUTE, CUTE, CUTE ~ if it makes you go "Awwww...." then it qualifies.  Almost as good an anything goes....

I thought about things that make people go "awww'' and what better than babies and puppies.  Couldn't find a stamp with a baby and a puppy but I did manage to find one with a little boy and his puppy using a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp called "Snips and Snails".  I sure hope it makes you go "awww" along with that cuteness qualification.

Copic Xpress It Paper
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Copic Markers
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Kaisercraft Cock-a-Doodle Doo
Close to my Heart Distressing Tool
Sentiments ~ Pointer Scrapbooking
Close to my Heart Chocolate Ink
Bling ~ Imaginesnce
Button ~ Michaels $1.50 Bin
Twine ~ American Crafts
Sakura Clear Glaze Pen

A close up of Lucas and his puppy:

Copics Used:  B000, B00, B21, B23, B24, B26, E000, E00, E11, E13, E31, E33, E35, E37, E39, E43, E44, E47, E49, G21, G24, G29, R12, R20, R24, R29, Y21, YR23

Thanks for dropping by.  Come visit Little Red Wagon to get your fill of cuteness and link up something cute of your own.

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

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

 Hey there, my friends.  Today I have decided to join the literally hundreds of fellow crafty caffeinated enthusiasts in the Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop.  Crafting and coffee (or tea, or cocoa get the picture as long as it is HOT) sure do go hand in hand. A slight confession I have about this is that I end up warming my beverage up as I create away and forget it is there to drink.

Creating this fun pink and brown coffee themed card was no exception.  I think I warmed up my Winter Wonderland flavoured coffee at least twice.

Copic Xpress It Blending Card Stock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Image ~ C.C. Designs Latte Kiki LaRue
Copic Markers
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Studio G, Authentique Seasons Autumn
Dies ~ Your Next Stamp Fishtail/Banner Set
~ My Favorite Things Fancy Flourish
Border Punch ~ Martha Stewart
Sentiment ~ My Favorite Things Clearly Sentimental About Coffee
Flowers ~ Michaels $1.50 Bin

Copics Used:  E000, E00, E11, E13, E31, E33, E34, E35, E37, E39, E40, E41, E42, E43, E50, E51, E55, E59, R20, R56, R81, R83, R85, W00, 0

So, why not join this fun hop???  Have you seen the amazing sponsors as well as all of the great entries???  You have until midnight Friday, March 6th to link up your new spring coffee inspired project.

I would also like to enter this into this week's Wonderful Wednesday Challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Thanks for dropping in.  Have a crafty day!!

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

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Little Red Wagon Challenge #279 ~ Birds of A Feather

Good Morning.  Welcome to another Wednesday and another new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  If you joined me last week for our Beachy Keen challenge, make sure you have checked back to see if you were one of our featured cards.  This week our hostess is Joanne and she wants to see BIRDS OF A FEATHER ~ use either birds or feathers on your project.  Or both if you get really ambitious :)

I searched through my stamps and did not come up with anything that caught my eye.  So I did a little searching on Pinterest and came up with a pattern for paper feathers.  You can get your copy HERE.  They were fun to make up although be careful when you are shaping them after you have cut the fringe.  I have a couple of "half feathers" to do something with another time.  This card is far from my usual style and had me "spreading my wings" (pun intended) for this challenge.

Card Stock ~ Recollections, Bazzill
Patterned Paper ~ MME Santa Claus (proof you can use Christmas paper
for lots of other projects)
Patterned Vellum ~ Creative Memories
Sentiments ~ My Creative Time Just a Little Note to Say
Close to My Heart Chocolate Ink
Tim Holtz Tea dye Distress Ink
Your Next Stamp Fishtail/Banner Die Set
Button, Twine, Brads ~ "Use It Up" Inventory

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope you join us this week for the BIRDS OF A FEATHER challenge at Little Red Wagon and link up your project.  While you are there, don't forget to check out what the other girlfriends have made too.

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