Sunday, 5 August 2018

EVENTS OVER THE SUMMER - CHRISTMAS IN JULY

PENNY'S CHRISTMAS IN JULY CARD CLASS!


Lucky me!   I timed it perfectly when I went down to check out our new Condo in Abbotsford.  My sister, Penny, just happened to have a card class on July 28th.   LOL!   Anyway, it was a great card class and Penny showed us many techniques and gave out some great tips throughout her class.   There were 5 of us and we really enjoyed the card making.   We made 5 Christmas Cards.   Yeh!   More to add to my stash.   
 
Some photo's to share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aren't they beautiful!     My favorite is the last one and it inspired me to order the stamp set used for the wreath.   What a great idea!   I had only seen it used as a sunflower, but this was awesome.  
 
"Thank You" Penny, for a great morning.   I learned a lot and am so glad you are my teacher.     Penny's blog is:
Take care again, Everyone.   Heather :) 




EVENTS OVER THE SUMMER - JUNE/JULY

JUNE/JULY 
 
 
June
I became a Demonstrator this month!    I am very happy and am looking forward to this new chapter in my life.  I won't be able to really get into it until September, as I am also in the process of moving to Abbotsford.   
 I am moving from a 4 bedroom house to a 2 bedroom & den Condo.    I have undergone so many garage sales -  let me tell you.    We have one more to go and then I never want to see or go to one, Ever!  It is so hard to downsize and also to let go of my treasure's.   Whatever is left over from the garage sales is packed up and taken down to the Thrift Store in town.   I had even packed up all my craft items, so was unable to participate in the challenges.
 
I was starving to make something, anything, when my sister (Penny), told me about a lady from Australia, coming to visit her daughter in Vernon.    Well, I got on my computer and sent her an email.   Her creative juices were also starving for something to do, as her and her husband had been travelling all over.    So I invited her to my house for an evening of getting to know each other and find out what each of us love to create.   I also invited my "Monday Night" ladies as well.   Only one, Laurel, was able to come.  
 
My new stamping friend, Zena Kennedy, came over last Monday.
Her blog is :   www.zenakennedy.blogspot.com
You should check it out.   Awesome!   Her specialty was making little dresses of various sizes from paper.     She showed us how to make them.   She also showed me how to make "Christmas Crackers" using the Envelope Punch Board.   She never goes anywhere without her Envelope Punch Board.   She makes all kinds of box's too.  We enjoyed her so much.  Many great laughs!   
 
I have put together some pictures of some of the little dresses and the Cracker's.   She also brought me a gift - 31/2 x 31/2  box with
3x3 Thank You cards and matching envelopes.
 
 
This is the one I made!  It was very easy to do - good teacher!
 
Zena's Gift to me!  Small Box holding 3 cards and Envelopes.
 
Card and Envelope
 
Prototype of Christmas Cracker - all made with Envelope Punch Board!
 
I really want to "Thank You" again Zena for a wonderful evening of show & tell.
 
 
Take care Everyone!   Keep enjoying the summer.    My move date is August 28th, so lots to do!    Heather :) 
 
   

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

ANOTHER MILESTONE BIRTHDAY!

Hi Everyone! 

I just had a birthday last week and what a week of celebrations!    I wanted to say "Thank You" to everyone who sent a card and wished me "Happy Birthday".   It was a great week.    I wanted to share some of the beautiful cards that my sister (Penny) and friends made.   They are so talented.   
Card from my Mom
(Penny made it)



Inside Card


Penny made this one


Phyllis - She is so Artistic

Laurel - check out the Dragonfly's wings
very cool - She also gave me a dragonfly ring. 
 

 Verse inside card

 
Jan's card with cute little
hedgehogs
 Really cute!
 The stamp set was from Phyllis -
all about Gnomes

Betty Lee's Card
 It was a "Wow" card - gorgeous
"Pop-Up Bouquet"


Thank you again Everyone1  

I won't be on for awhile, as I am moving to Abbotsford soon, and I am in the process of packing my craft room.    I can't find anything!!!!.  LOL!    The majority of my family lives in Abbotsford, so it will be nice to be close to everyone.   
   Take care, and Happy stamping!   Heather :)

Friday, 25 May 2018

WATERCCOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE - WWC 171- HEIDI'S - "ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE" WATERCOOLER ROCKER - YEH!!!

 

Thank You Design Team for choosing my card for one of the Watercooler Rockers!    I am so proud that you loved my card!   Like I said to Penny......I am doing the Happy Dance! 
 
Hi Everyone!    My favorite challenge is the "All about Christmas" challenge.    This card was made with my favorite guys - the "House Mouse".     Can't you just imagine three little guys sitting on top of your Christmas tree and singing their hearts out.    They are so cute!   
 
 
 
Closer View:
 
 
 
 
Inside View:
 
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets:  Singing Mouse Angels, Joyful Christmas (Inside Card)
Cardstock:  Garden Green, Be Merry dsp, Whisper White
Ink:  Various Markers, Copic - R20, R24, E00, E02, Tuxedo Black
Misc.:  Believe MB die, Cardfront Builder Thinlits Dies, Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies (Inside Card)
 
 
So that's it for now......go to WWC 171 and check out the great Christmas Cards that the Design Team have created for us.   Be inspired and share your card too.      Take care and enjoy the sunshine and all the beautiful flowers.  Heather :)
 


Saturday, 19 May 2018

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC 170 - PENNY'S MASCULINE "ANYTHING GOES" CHALLENGE

 
 
 
 
Well, here we are again!    Another great Masculine Challenge!  
My card today is to celebrate our Grandson's 10th birthday.   When he was smaller he couldn't get enough of the creativity that Lego offered.   Now he is into bigger projects and with the help of his dad they create awesome things.  Hope you like my Twist and Pop card, created with "Boys will be Boys" , stamp set.
 
 
 
More Views:
 
 
 
 
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets:  Stylized Birthday, Boys will be Boys, Rock Star, Epic Celebrations
Cardstock:  Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Whisper White
Ink:  Tuxedo Black
Misc.:  Bunch of Banner's Framelits Dies, Little Numbers Thinlits
Technique:  Pop and Twist Card
 
Well, there you have it1   The bright colors really do make this card Pop.  LOL!    I also enclosed a gift card and he will be able to buy more Lego!   What fun!    Check out the other fabulous entries and also check out the Design Team and their wonderful cards at WWW170.   Be inspired!   Have a wonderful week!   Heather :)
 
 
 
 

Sunday, 13 May 2018

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WWC169 - "ALL ABOUT OCCASIONS" CHALLENGE




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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL YOU WOMEN WHETHER YOU HAVE CHILDREN OR NOT!    HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!
 
 
My challenge card this time is a FUN technique.   I saw this on Debra Smart's blog and loved the finish on the card front.   Thanks Debra!    It is called Brusho on Foil.    My card is on Gold Foil, but also looks terrific on Copper Foil.  
 
 
Closer Views:
 
 
 
Inside View:
 
Supplies Used:
 
Stamp Sets:  Doodle This (Barouque), Epic Celebrations
Card Stock:  Gold Foil, Dapper Denim, Basic Black
Ink:  Versa Mark, Tip Top Taupe
Misc.:  Gold E.P., Brusho - Yellow, Prussian Blue, Moss Green, Thinlits Expressions - Love, Spritzer, Heat Gun
Technique:  Brusho on Gold Foil
 
This is a really "Fun" card to do.  Just make sure to only sprinkle on each color one at a time and use your spritzer with water often.    Then the fun is when you use your heat gun and you can see the droplets of Brusho travel over your foil paper.    It is fun and easy to do.     Don't forget to check out WWC 169, and see the fabulous cards the Design Team have made for us.    Be inspired!  
Thanks again Debra.   You can check out her blog at http://stampandcreatewithdeborah.blogspot.ca/ 
Happy stamping!   Heather :)
 


Monday, 7 May 2018

WATERCOOLER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGES WWC168-HELEN'S FEMININE "ANYITHING GOES" CHALLENGE

 
 
 
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY LADIES!   
 
 
I have been so busy lately, in fact I have missed 2 challenges!    We are in the process of downsizing and there is so much to go through.   We will be moving to Abbotsford, and will be listing our house soon.    Lots of Garage sales have happened and more to go.
 
 
The time has flown, and all of a sudden, I realized that Sunday would be Mother's Day.   Oh my gosh, I better get to making a
card for Mom.   So off to Pinterest and the Design Team for inspiration.    My card inspirations was from a similar card made by Amanda.  Her site is www.inspiringinkin.com  Thanks Amanda!
 
 
 
 
 
Closer View:
 
 
Inside View:
 
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets:  Oh So Succulent, Elements of Style, Vintage Verses, Something to Celebrate
Card Stock: Sweet Sugarplum, Emerald Envy, Whisper White
Ink:  Emerald Envy, Sweetplum, Versamark, Marker's - Emerald Green, Sweet Sugarplum
Misc.:  Swiss Dots E.F., Stitched Shapes (Largest Circle), Succulent Framelits Dies, Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies, Wink of Stell - Gold & Clear, Dimensionals, Rhinestones, White E.P.
Inspiration from www.inspiringinkin.com
 
Check out the Design Team on WWC168.  They have made beautiful cards and if you visit their sites, you can also see how their cards were made.  
Have a wonderful week and enjoy the Springtime!  
Heather :)