Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Fancy Doily

Hello everyone!  I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday weekend! It was fabulous and just like my Mother's Day weekend I want a "do over!"  Don't you?   From wonderful weather to literally spending the entire time with hubby and the kids.... it was a blast! 

I will get on with my card though, it is designed for the CropStop Fancy Challenge, using a doily.  I changed mine up a bit and cut a circle out of the doily (Cheery Lynn) to stamp my image and then popped the outer doily frame up a bit for depth.  I must say this card is beautiful in person. The bottom of the card is a pink/salmon glitter paper and this card sparkles! 

That is about it for me- have a wonderful week!  

Sunday, May 27, 2012

No skipping Birthdays!

Happy Sunday! 

I hope you are all having a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend, we are staying quite busy.  Heading out to my mother's for a BBQ of ribs today so this will be quick!  

I actually pulled this card together this morning while preparing to go out.  Another masculine card I would say- and I am using the sketch over on skipping stones challenge this week.  The papers are G45, have had this pad and not used it so as you might be able to tell this week it got pulled out!  

So everyone stay safe! 

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Tags, Tags, and More Tags!

Hello and welcome back again today!  
I have been spending alot of time on Pinterest and looking at tags. There are so many types, vintage, fun, whimsical and bright.  I thought I would start out with some fun and bright ones!  
Although, I do think that the October Afternoon paper also lends a little "vintage" feel, don't you think? 

I hope you have a fantabulous weekend!  Go out and create!

Challenge: Inspirational Journal

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Vintage Box


Ok, so I know when you look at this photo what are you thinking?  
Heidi has lost her mind, why is she showing us trinkets and whatever?  

No- I had found a lady on Pinterest that got an old vintage pop crate and used watered down Gesso to paint it and then filled it with trinkets.  So I guess in a way you are right about the trinkets.    I went on a search for some old soda crates (they are hard to find!)  and was successful after spending 2 weeks trying to hook up with the guy that found me on Craigslist and traveing 40 minutes.  But I got it, I Gesso'd it and then I filled it up.  I do not know where I will hang it yet- but I am loving it.  

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Man- it's your birthday!


Happy Hump Day......   I am really happy as I am off tomorrow and hoping to get some sunshine and then do some crafting.   I have been working on a few projects lately, one being some masculine birthday cards (CropStop Challenge). This one I did in black with the G45 line.   I did add a little strip of ribbon, no bows or ties as everytime I do it my DH tells me that men do not want bows/ties on their cards (or buttons....hee hee!).  So I just had to add a little elegance to it.  

Have a fabulous week! 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Out with a BANG!

Welcome back to another Monday!  I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

Today I am excited and saddened because this will be my last post until the fall for ABC Toys N Crafts- we will be taking a "summer break!".  LOL- I wish my real life job would give us a summer break too. :) I thought I would end with a bang, a firework for the summer.  Here is wishing you all a wonderful and safe summer and hoping to see you back in the fall!  

Now don't forget to enter our May Challenge for a chance to win some prizes. 
 Recipe:  Inkadinkado, Momento Tuxedo, Copics, Stickles, Authentique, MS punch

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Little Boy's Toys!!!!

 Hello- I am so excited to share today's project with you all. I have a friend and co-worker that became a grandma in April and I wanted to make her something to cherish, something that would last and she would find useful to have on her coffee table. 

The paper is Crate Paper's Toy Box along with the chipboard embellishments that go along with the papers. I got book board from a local odds and ends store and it is from a publishing company- I covered with the DSP, sanded it and distressed with ink.   The front I personalize and put his name on it- Ryan. I thought the bottle caps were perfect nostalgic items!   

Each page has an embellished/altered side and then the other side is open for photos of the sweet little guy. I did add a few little chipboard items to the free page just so they didn't look so plain.  

I loved that I could pull in some vintage toys and games with this paper line. The chipboard pack has so many pieces in it and then you also get stickers that match up to them. I don't think that I even used 1/2 of the products that I had. 

So we all know that Bingo is back...... and I could not resist to include it here!  And what little boy doesn't love little plastic army men?  

This final page I personalized it again with a little reading card that I made on the computer and used Ryan's name.  Remember, and I might be dating myself here, but those reading cards with Dick and Jane?  

 Thanks for sharing in this wonderful project, I think that she truly loved it.  Heidi 

Challenges:   Stampendous Challenge- Gift Item

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Bling it..

Happy Wednesday! 

Today's elegant card was made for the Cheery Lynn challenge this week (bling).  I wanted vintage meets softness and feel they met and love to be together. The doily is Cheery Lynn, the pearls are Scrap It, flowers are Prima.  

Have a fabulous day! 

Challenge: Inspiration Journal: Flowers

Monday, May 14, 2012

Special Day!!!

 Here we are- another Monday. We are working our way down to our final weeks over ABC Toys & Crafts.  I thought I would try to get in a few fun items on this weeks card to showcase some of the goodies Julie has over at the store.  

 This week I am showcasing a Hero Arts set (Friendly Flags) and a couple of the spellbinders, Circle, Inverted Scallop, and Label 4. The paper pack is Authentique Genuine.  

Now don't forget the Challenge of Wedding and Graduation going on over at the challenge site either.  You could be our lucky winner this month! 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

For that special WOMEN: Glitz It!


Glad to have you stop on over again today.  Today's card is one I made for the Glitz challenge, honoring the women in our lives.  Now this type of card with virtually no stamping is a bit different for me again but I am loving this Kisses collection- it is so vintage and feminine!  Now that I have made all these Mother's Day cards I am not sure what I will do with all of them.  

Have a great day! 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Thank a Teacher

Happy Monday Everyone!  Today is my day to post for ABC Toys & Crafts!  If you are not already aware, we have a fun challenge going on over there to make Wedding or Graduation cards.  I do hope you will join us this month by clicking on the link below!  

Today's card is showcasing a Hero Arts Write Your Own and the beautiful Authentique paper pack Loyal. The little apple was cut with Cricut Cartridge.  I love that you can add any sentiment to this stamp and I thought this card would be a great end of school year card for a teacher!  

That is all for me today- come join us for the May challenge, since you are already working on those wedding and graduation cards, why not enter to win!  
Julie has 15% off Hero Arts Clear Stamps! 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Graduation or Wedding Challenge......

Hello- it is Sunday and it is time to reveal the May Challenge at ABC Toys & Crafts!  What better time of year to focus on Graduation and Wedding Cards?  I hope you will come on over and join us this month, as usual Julie will have a prize 

I was really wanting a vintage victorian type of wedding card. I think that I did it!!! 

Recipe:  Cuttlebug Dots Folder, Spellbinder Fancy Tags, Ranger Distress Linen, MCS Chipboard key, Prima roses, Stickles Diamond

Challenge:   Inspiration Journal: Flowers

Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Random Day!

Happy Thursday!  Are you having a good week?  It has been unseasonably warm here in Michigan again (hot matter of fact!).  But I love it.  

This last weekend I wanted to use up some scraps of paper that were laying on my work table and this is a sketch I just threw together for a thinking of you card.  Honestly, now that I am looking at it, I think that the sentiment needs to be a little something different.  What do you think?  

I hope you all have a great week, maybe I will actually create and get something posted.  I have to work on my ABC Toys & Craft Challenge card- I do hope you will join us on Sunday!