Friday, November 26, 2010

It's Snowing...Men!

Good morning, y'all!  How do you like my catchy title?  A take off of the song "It's Raining Men"...corny but that's whatcha get for being up WAAAYYYYY too early on a day off.  Are you singing that song yet and have I given you a tune wedgie?  As you have gathered I am highlighting a set of snowmen cards that I made.  And here they are:

The set:

Close ups of the cards:

Supplies Used:

All Recollections cardstock and patterned paper

Winter Frolic Cricut cartridge, snowmen and all layers cut at 3"

Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge, tag cut at 3 1/2"

Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirls embossing folder

Peachy Keen stamps - Everyday Character Face Assortment

Snowman ribbon from Michaels

Misc. Stickles

I made 10 cards, 2 of each snowman wearing the reverse colours and still have a few "extra" pieces cut out to make some more.  I ran out of ribbon and need to pick up some more to finish them.

Thanks again to my wonderful friends for stopping by.  Enjoy the "men" in my life and have a great day!!

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

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Blog Award!

We interrupt my Christmas posting to bring to you an award I received from a wonderful friend, Tara, over at Homemade Happiness

With this award, I am supposed to thank the person who sent it to me, tell you 8 things about myself and pass it on to 8 blogs that you have recently discovered.

So,  thank you Tara for this award and for your kind words about my blog.  I appreciate you thinking of me and your faithful comments on my posts.

Now, eight things about me:

1.  Christmas is my favourite time of year!
2.  I was married December 27th almost 7 years ago because it is my fave time of year.
3.  I have one son who will be getting married on Mother's Day next year.
4.  As well as card making and scrap booking, I spend time reading and knitting.
5.  Starting up my own card making business is on my bucket list...and hopefully it would bring in enough income that I could work from home
6.  I work part time at a local craft store, and do bring home most of my paycheck as I need it to pay bills :)
7.  I love snow and am anxiously waiting for it this year.
8.  I have enjoyed getting to know each and every one of the new people I have "met" since creating this blog less than a year ago.  And a big THANK YOU to all of you that have become my followers and I hope I can inspire you to create.

And now to pass it on:

This is the part that I find the hardest.  Every blog on my list is one that has inspired me or it would not be there.  So, with no further ado, I pass this award on to:

MiLinda at - I work with her IRL and she is always so encouraging to me with my creations.

Kerry at - I know she already received this from someone else but as a fellow Canadian who I hope to meet one day she gives me lots of encouragement.

Janis at She has inspired me to start a mini book of me so my family will not only know their history but mine as well.

Michelle at - Again, a fellow Canadian who I found through another message board that I frequent and who inspires me and betcha she has no clue that she does :)

Holly at - Okay, wasn't really going for a theme here, but Holly is another Canadian.  She was one of my first followers and continues to inspire me.

Tracey at - Umm.....yep. again with the theme.  Tracey is usually one of the first to comment on my posts either here or on Facebook and she is so creative.

Alisha at - Alisha is my niece.  Although not a "crafty" blog and is not updated a whole lot,  she inspires me as she raises her 2 (very soon to be 3) beautiful children.

Christy at - Christy is a great blogger, scrapbooker and friend, who, although born in the US and resides there again now, lived in Canada for a while and I miss her.

I will let these ladies know I have passed this award to them.  And, Janis, I think you need to become an "honourary" Canadian as you are the only one who is not on my list :)

Thanks for dropping by.  Have a great day!!!!

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

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Stocking Cards

Good Tuesday morning, y'all!  I have finished mass producing a few Christmas cards this weekend and will show you a couple of them in the coming days.  If I am able to do the same this weekend I will have my cards finished by the end of November and ready to mail.  I am extemely happy about this as I usually am scrambling at the last minute to finish up and mail them on time.

Here are 8 little cards that I did all using items from my stash and a package of $1.50 stocking shaped cards that I purchased at Michaels.  I thought buying these preshaped cards would be easy and make a few cards so simple to make....wrong!  It took a lot of thought on how to decorate these and since I bought 2 packages I made 8 of these and 8 of a different design that I will share later as they are not quite finished.


Have a great day and I hope to see you back here tomorrow with another card.

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

Friday, November 19, 2010

It's Christmas Time in the Blog World.....

Good evening, my friends.  I have some great new projects that I have been working on for the past couple of days and I will share them with you in the next couple of days.  But tonight I just wanted to share with you another blog hop that is coming up.  It is a joint blog hop by Emma at Creative Time for Me and Nikki at Scrappin' Navy Wife

12 Days of Christmas

Another one on my can't miss list....I think I am gonna need to ask for time off work to be at all these blog hops. 

I would really like to add a few things to my blog and so I have asked if there is anyone who reads this who is willing to help me make a blinkie or button and a signature if they could get in touch with me.  I'm not very computer literate when it comes to things like this and I need to spice it up for me.  Maybe someday I will get a real makeover that actually costs money but for now I have to be content with what I can do ( or actually can't do without some help at the moment) to be happy with my blog.

Take care and I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend. 

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

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Owl Card

Good morning, y'all!  It has been a LONG time since I posted anything on here.  I want to welcome some new followers as well.  No excuse, just life getting in the way.  Finally last night I was able to spend a few minutes in my craft room and play with my newest cartridge Winter Frolic.  And this is the card that was created:

Supplies Used:

Cardstock - Recollections from Michaels, Patterned Paper - Basic Grey Dasher collection

Winter Frolic Cricut cartridge - owl and all layers cut at 3"

Oval cutter from Creative Memories

Sentiment is computer generated, cut out with Stampin Up Word Window punch

"Christmas" stamp from Michaels $1.50 bin, heat embossed with white embossing powder

glitter for hat, googly eyes and white gel pen add details

I think it turned out so cute.  After I made this card I did some catching up on some of the blogs that I follow and found a very similar card posted at Made by Momo here.  She has always inspired me and I guess I have really been learning from her as I even almost cased her card perfectly.  Love you Momo!!!  :)

Thank you for stopping by today.  As time permits, I hope to get some more cards and projects done by the end of this week.  But we will see!

Take care, my friends.

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

Friday, November 5, 2010

Guardian Angel Card

Good morning, my friends! 

I have a quick card to share with you today.  It was a very difficult card for me to make.  My niece asked me to make it for her to send to a friend of hers who has recently lost a baby girl.  She wanted an angel on the card.  I didn't want it to be a totally sad card so I used pastel colours and a bit of glitter as well.  I liked how it turned out and I hope it helps my niece's friend know that someone is thinking of her at this hard time in her life.


Winter Frolic Cricut cartridge, angel cut at 3 3/4"

Peachy Keen Everyday Doll stamp

My Pink Stamper Everyday Occasions stamp

Fiskers Threading Water border punch

Misc. paper, ribbon and stickles

Have a wonderful Friday and a great weekend.  I hope to be around for a bit with a new project to share or a challenge to complete but if not,  make it a good one and I will see you all back here soon.

Take care.

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

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Christmas Card for Two Challenges

Good morning, all!  The card I am sharing with you I made and it is for 2 challenges at two of my favourite blogs: Paper Playtime where the challenge was to use a clock, ticket or tag and Made by Momo where the challenge was to use embossing.

Now I know I am my worst critic but this card is not at all as I envisioned it.  And I am not sure that I even like it that much but it's done :)  There were many little steps to get it this way.  First I used two $1.50 stamps from Michaels and water coloured them.  I used the tag maker punch from Creative Memories to make the tag and added the large ornament and button to it .  The light blue paper was run through the Cuttlebug with the D'Vine Swirls folder and the sentiment was heat embossed with silver.  All edges were inked with a blue colour.  The silver glitter paper was punched with an EK Success border punch.  And the final step was lots and lots of glitter glue.  I like the look but this is what I am not sure of as it made the white paper curl.  Maybe I should have used less. 

Thanks for dropping by today.  Hope you have a great one!  I am off to work so no time to play.  Take care my friends.

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

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Christmas Changes

Good afternoon. my friends!  I have just changed my blog background, etc. for Christmas and am sure I will change it again before then but wanted to keep my pink theme.  What do y'all think?  I LIKE IT!!!

Today I updated my Gypsy with the 6 new cartridges and hopefully I will have a few minutes to play after I finish my chores.

Have a wonderful day.

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