Friday, January 21, 2011

Here is the open window....

Check this out here. I have been asked to be part of the new card challenge blog "Die Cuttin' Diva's". This new weekly card challenge blog has been created by Tammy Wark and Carla Peicheff. Both of these ladies are super talented and I am honored to be part of their original design team for the Die Cuttin' Diva's card challenge blog.

There will be weekly challenges as we explore our electronic die cutters. I will be using my Cricut Expression.

Here is the "winter card" that I made for part of my application.




It is a fairly simple card. I used the border cut (1" cut) from the Plantin School Book cartridge and a snowflake (2 1/2" cut) for the Accent Essentials cartridge (accent 15).

Supplies: Die cutter: Cricut Expression, Patterned paper, letter stickers: Fancy Pants (Hot Chocolate collection), Snowflake accents: Imaginisce, heat seater & jewels: Irock by Imaginisce.

As you can see my style of card if fairly simple.

So stay tuned, there will be many more to come.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Heather

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

When one door closes, God opens a window...

right? Well stay tuned, a window has opened!!! I will divulge more later.

Now back to bed. I have been quite sick. I hate being sick! My house really gets to be a mess with the three munchkins running around and now I think, at least the older two, are coming down with what I have.

Later,
Heather

Monday, January 3, 2011

When Life Gives you Lemons....

make lemonade. Isn't that is how the saying goes? So I did and of course I made a layout. I have had these pictures of Charlotte for a while and I have been wanting to scrap them, but I did not have the right paper for it. I have had some of the Doodlebug "Bon Appetite" papers for a while and I just pulled them out when I saw the Doodlebug Vendor Challenge over at two peas in a bucket. They are giving away some cool prizes. I think the first place is their wall cupboard. I could sure use that. There are some good entries though. I just like the thrill of the contest. It would be a cool bonus to win something though.

I have to say that I really liked the diecut paper and the colors of this line just really pop off the page. I thoroughly enjoyed working with this line of papers.


These pictures were taken a while ago when I was at CHA in Anaheim, CA with Charlotte and my mom. We were eating lunch and the restaurant was a bit dark, but I loved them so I used them anyway. Mom, Charlotte and I were eating lunch with a friend of mine that I met online at Creativexpress.com. Her name is Meg. She is a fabulous cardmaker. If we lived closer together, I know we would scrapbook together. And Meg if you are reading this, do you recognize the photos? You took them. ;-).

I used my Cricut as well. You can always seem to find some sort of embellishment on your Cricut cartridges that you can use. The lemon and the title come from the "Just Because Cards" cartridge.

Keep your fingers crossed for me in the contest. I really need some more storage in my scraproom. It is a mess!! I have started cleaning it up, but it has a lot more mess in it that needs to be cleaned up.

If you are looking for these Doodlebug products and are local to Louisiana, there are a couple of local scrapbook stores that carry the Bon Appetite line from Doodlebug:

Scrappin' Friendzee, Marrero, LA
504-341-8476
 and
Create 365, Scott, LA
337-456-6261
So go and support your local scrapbook store. What would we do without them?
Until next time.......

Heather

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Three Crazy Kids.....

layout share today. Today's post is going to be short. Here is a layout that I have had in the works for a couple of weeks. I took a short break from scrapping, but since my scrapbook room is getting cleaned up, I managed to finish a layout. And me cleaning out my scrapbook room means I will have a give away soon.

This layout is of my three kids watching a movie and eating popcorn. As you can see they can never sit calmly, together, for any length of time. I used the Garden Party line from Imaginisce because the colors of their clothes matched the colors of the papers. I also noticed that the colors of the metallic glam rocks matched the colors of the Garden Party line. I wonder if that was intentional. Pretty cool, huh?


Did you notice that the little one is sneaking her brother's popcorn?


See how the metallic glam rocks match the colors of the papers so well? I also blinged out the flowers on the sticker with my i-rock.

That is all for today. I am working on some other projects for some classes that I am going to be teaching at a local scrapbook store here in Louisiana.

Now, off to watch the Saints game on TV.

Later, Heather

Products used:
Cardstock: Bazzill, Worldwin; Patterned Papers, ribbon, chipboard elements, stickers: Imaginisce; Tools: Fiskars (punches), Irock jewel heat setter (Imaginisce); Chipboard letters: American Crafts; Adhesives: Therm-o-web, The Sticky Thumb.