Monday, February 27, 2012

Puppy Love

Good Monday morning!  Welcome to the start of the week.....hope it is going to be a GREAT one for ya.  It is also the last Monday of the month which means it is "TSQ Royal Digi Challenge".....challenge #6 is an "Anything Goes and A Bit of the Green".  We have some amazing sponsors and prizes so please join us.

My card:


Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ My Mind's Eye "Deena's Penny Lane"
Image ~ Meljen's Designs coloured with Copics
Cricut ~ Elegant Edges
Creamy Brown chalk ink
Glossy Accents, Stickles
Flower and pearls from "Use it Up" inventory

Thank you all for coming to visit again today.  It makes my day to know that you visit and I love to read all of your comments.  Believe me, sometimes I think it is only my crafting that keeps me sane in this crazy world (ok, that's not totally true but it sure helps!)  Please join us this month at "TSQ Royal Digi Challenge" and play along.

{{{{{HUGS}}}}},  Heather

Saturday, February 25, 2012

A New Monthly Tradition.....10 Months til Christmas!

Hello all and Happy Saturday. 

So back around the holidays when I was stressing so badly about getting my cards finished (which, btw, were never sent this year at all!) I knew I needed a different system to get them done before the holidays and actually mailed.  If you were lucky enough to see me in person, you MAY have received a card.  My bff, Shari and I talked about making a card a month and posting on the 25th of each month so that by Christmas we would have cards to send.  Here is our first post.  It is going to be a mini blog hop.....only Shari & I this month but if you would like to join us on this journey, please e-mail me and let us know!  The more the merrier!!!!  Also, since I am more of a Cricut person and Shari is a Copics person, our plan is to make 2 cards a month with our Copics and one with our Cricut......letting us both stretch our comfort zones.  Onto my cards (I am going to admit something here.....this month kinda snuck up on me so both these cards were started but never finished......):

First up, my Cricut card.  I know I saw this card made somewhere in blogland a while ago but can not remember who to give credit to but it is not my original idea.


Card stock ~ Recollections
Cricut ~ Create a Critter penguin cut at 4", lights cut at 2"
Cuttlebug ~ Snowflake embossing folder
Sentiment ~ JustWordz "Christmas Season"
Glossy Accents
Bling from "Use it Up" Inventory

And my Copic card:


Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ unknown, had for a while
Image ~ Kraftin' Kimmie "Gift Wrapping Elf" coloured with
my Copics and paper pieced
Sentiment ~ Inkadinkadoo "Christmas Wishes"
Bling from "Use it Up" Inventory

Okay, please go check out Shari's blog to see her fabulous cards.  Leave her some love and let her know I sent you :)

Thanks for dropping by today.  Don't forget to let us know if you want to join in our fun.  Happy crafting (& Merry Christmas....LOL!)

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

Friday, February 24, 2012

Birthday Wishes ~ JustWordz DT Friday

Hello all my friends in blog world.  Today is Friday and that means it is time for a new project with JustWordz stamps.  It's a pretty simple card but would be great to grab if needed for a birthday that somehow you neglected to remember ;-) 


Cardbase ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Basic Grey "Cupcake" set
Image ~ Your Next Stamp "Make A Wish" coloured with Copic markers
Sentiment ~ JustWordz "Christmas Season"
Punch ~ Fiskars Threading Water
Glossy Accents on candle flames
All other supplies from my "Use It Up" Inventory

Thank you for dropping in today.  I know it has been a while since I have had a new project and some of you have been asking so just want to say that yes, I am okay, have just been busy with that thing called "life" but hope to have a few more things to share in the next few days.  Have a GREAT weekend.

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

Friday, February 10, 2012

The Perfect Fit ~ JustWordz DT Day

Good morning everyone and welcome to Friday.  It seems like this day could not get here fast enough this week but I still have a couple to work before I get a break.  Today is another JustWordz design team Friday.   Before I show you what I made today I just want to remind you that Kim from JustWordz is having her


She is offering her stamps at 2 for 1.  What a great deal.  She also has a way to win so please come check out all the details HERE. 

I have made a very quick little tag for you.  It could be used as an embellishment on a scrapbook page or as part of a card or as a tag on a present.  It is entirely made with punches which makes it easy to do.  For the "U" I just used the word "Until" and masked off everything but the capital "U" when I stamped. 


Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned paper ~ K&Co.
Punches ~ Creative Memories tag
                                ~ Martha Stewart small heart border
         ~ Marvy puzzle piece
Sentiment ~ JustWordz "Christmas Season"
"Perfect Fit" ~ computer generated
I~rock heart
Ribbon and twine from "Use it Up" inventory

Thanks for dropping in for a visit to my little corner of the world today.  Have yourselves a WONDERFUL weekend.  I will see y'all again soon.

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

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

52 Tags of 2012 Series ~ Tag #5

Welcome to Wednesday.  Today is the day I have been posting my tags for my friend Janis' "52 Tags of 2012 Series".  We need some more of you to participate in this so read all the deets HERE and come play with us.  There's some candy per month up for grabs too. 

For Week #5, create a tag in your BFF's style... not your style, but their style. :)

This was an interesting one for me to do.  As you have read, I spent some of the weekend with my BFF so I actually observed her style  (which I have done many times before) and made a tag the style of her cards:




Tag ~ Cricut Elegant Edges cartridge
"Heart1" oblong & oblong shadow
cut at 4 1/2"
Card stock ~ Recollections
Image ~ Krafting Kimmie "Best Friends" coloured with Copics
Sentiment ~ Michaels $1.50 bin heat embossed
with black
Nestabilities ~ Lacey Rectangles
Button, ribbon, pearl from "Use it Up" inventory

Thank you for coming by to visit today.  Enjoy it!

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

Monday, February 6, 2012

Paper Playtime (Cricut Creations) Challenge #67 ~ Hearts/LOVE

Good morning, my sunshines!  Welcome to Monday :) 

Today is a new challenge that runs for 2 weeks at Paper Playtime and it is the Cricut Creations team's turn.  Of course, our challenge is seasonally related (yep, would be the V-day!) and it is to use hearts or the word "LOVE" on your projects.  And our sponsor for this challenge is none other than ME ~ I am sponsoring with a "Valentine Surprise Package" ~ no picture or then it would not be a surprise.

When I looked this up, I was surprised at how many cartridges had these two items on ~ almost all contained at least one.  I must admit, Valentine's Day to me seems like such a "Hallmark" holiday that I find it hard to get into.  So what I came up with is very nontraditional ~ red, pink and white were becoming overused ~ check out what I did:

The card itself is a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" square.


Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ my purple scrap folder ~ mostly
Creative Memories, I believe
Punch Around the Page ~ Martha Stewart
"LOVE" ~ Home Accent Solutions
Cricut cartridge cut at 2"
Button, floss and tulle from
"Use it Up' inventory

Thank you for stopping by.  Please come over and join us for the Paper Playtime Challenge "hearts/LOVE" and show us what you can make.  And for an extra challenge just from me, see how nontraditional you can make it.

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

Sunday, February 5, 2012

PINK is an Attitude

Happy Sunday evening my friends.  I am sure a lot of you are watching the Superbowl as I type and I hope you are enjoying it.  We don't do football in our house so I am spending the evening in my pink castle crafting away.  I was able to spend some quality time with my best friend Shari this weekend crafting in her pink palace and had a blast.  (Notice a theme here in our craft rooms.....and the card to follow).

I am not exactly sure what to call the style of this card but it is a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card with the front cut from edge to edge and this is where the image is attached.  Just thought I would give something different a try.


Card stock ~ Recollections
Patterned paper ~ Recollections & misc. from my inventory
Image ~ The Greeting Farm Princess Anya
coloured with Copic markers
Sentiment ~  CC Designs heat embossed with Stampin' Up Pink Mambo
Spellbinders Nestabilities ~ Lacy Circles, Classic Circles Large
Punch ~ EK Success Apron Lace
I~Rock heart
Stickles ~ Cotton Candy
Pink stars from my inventory

I am entering this card in the following challenges: 

CARDZ TV DT Challenge #5 ~ Tickled Pink
Do You Stack Up? ~ anything goes

Thank you for dropping in tonight.  Come back tomorrow morning for a "Paper Playtime" DT post.  Have a GREAT evening.

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}. Heather

Friday, February 3, 2012

"Chocolate?" ~ JUSTWORDZ Design Team Friday

Happy Friday to all my friends!!  It's here & the weekend is almost upon us.  What plans do you have?

It is another design team Friday for JustWordz.  My card for today features one of the new stamps from Redonkulous Designs .   Wait until you see her...she just has the most expressive eyes I have ever seen in a digi and I enjoyed colouring her.  I chose to make her front and center on the card so did not use lots of embellishments.

Ta Da!!!


Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Creative Memories
Punches ~ Martha Stewart, Creative Memories
Image ~ Redonkulous Designs "Gift of Love"
coloured with my Copics
Sentiment ~ Just Wordz "Christmas Season" set
Liquid Pearls ~ Bisque
Stickles ~ Diamond
Ribbon ~ "Use it Up" Inventory

Thanks again for dropping by today.  Please remember to stop into the JustWordz site to see what inspiration my fellow design team members have for you.  Oh, and I *think* there may even be a sale on Kim's wonderful stamp sets ~ Hint! Hint!  (BUY 1 GET 1 FREE ~ BIGGEST SALE EVER!) Hope to see y'all again soon.  Have a GREAT weekend!

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

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

52 Tags of 2012 Series ~ Tag #4

Hello all and happy Wednesday.  It's that day of the week again where I post another tag in the series.  If you want to check out the details or play along visit my friend Janis at Pause Dream Enjoy

WEEK #4 ~ Create a tag with your favourite colour.  Write on the back why it is your favourite colour or how it makes you feel or what memories this colour brings to mind. 

This doesn't give my fave away at all does it?  Hee hee!!!!  Anyone who is even remotely acquainted with me probably knew the answer to the question.  "Pink" is cut from Pink Journey cartridge at 1 3/4" along with the shadow cut.  All pink goodies were from my inventory.  Pink is my "go to" colour and helps my creativity flow.  In my other apartment my craft room was even painted pink. 

Four tags down, forty-eight to go but I am proud of myself for keeping up so far. 

Have a great day, my friends!

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