Sunday, September 30, 2012

October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

Welcome to the October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month's stamp set is titled: "Very Merry Christmas" (a set of 11 stamps)... That's right, Christmas, is just around the corner. This is the perfect time to stock up on project inspiration and supplies before the Christmas crunch. You are sure to find inspiration on this hop!
If you arrived here from Pam's Blog, "Pam's Clearly Crafty Corner", then you are on the right track! After you view my creations you will find a link at the bottom of this post to the next Consultant on the hop.

My layout is based on the current sketch at Let's Scrap Ning Blog site.

My favorite stamp from this stamp set is the ornament hands down! I stamped it in cranberry ink and heat embossed with clear to make it shine. When I put it on my layout I used the 3D foam tape to make it pop and create a shadow under it. I added the bow at the top to make it fancy. I really like how it turned out.

Another accent I create was the snowflake shape. I stamped it in bamboo and embellished it with tiny round crystals.

The mitten also looks great with crystal embellishments, this time I used square ones.

"Christmas Cheer" was the perfect journal accent for these pages! I stamped it on a chipboard piece and sponged the edges.

  • October Stamp of the Month: "Very Merry Christmas"
  • Mistletoe Paper Pack
  • Craft Heater
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Ink: Cranberry and Bamboo
  • Color Ready Ribbon
  • Pewter Brads
  • Chipboard Pennant Shape
  • Crystals Square and Round

Now hop on over to Laura's Blog, "Starbreeze Designs", and see what she has created!

Sketch Challenge from Scrap Much

I stumbled upon a new sketch challenge site! "ScrapMuch", They post a new sketch each Friday! This is going to be a lot of fun!

Sketch from "Scrap Much" 1st week of Sept.

So, as you can see I had some trouble trimming down my photo content! I just loved all the photos so much! I did TRY to keep to the layout of the sketch and just added a few extras. :)
I love this quote! I was so excited to find it on a retired Close to my Heart stamp set called "Love you forever".

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Moxie Fab: Tuesday Trigger and Repition Entry!

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger: "Envy Becomes You"

When I saw this Tuesday Trigger on the Moxie Fab Blog, "Envy Becomes You", I jumped out of my seat yelling "Stella!"... (I think you can picture it... :)  LOL!)

I was so excited to create this card! The Damask pattern in the inspiration photo matches the Stella Workshop on the Go Kit from Close to my Heart. I cut the squares from paper in the "Flirty" Kit and tipped them on the sides to mimic the pattern of the bows on the fancy shoes. The regal feeling of the patterns and colors made me think of romance and love, which is why I used it as a title/sentiment.

I entered this card in the Repetition Challenge on the Moxie Fab Blog because the diamond squares are repeated to create a pattern.

Here Comes Dakota!

The Dakota scrap-booking workshop is fast approaching! Yeehaw! It is going to be a paper-scooting good time! This was the first kit from the new book that I had to get my hands on. Then once I cut into it I made all these designs in one night!

If you are planning to attend please notice that I have labeled each photo with the layout number in the order we will create and suggested photo sizes if you would like to print and prepare photos ahead of time. The cutting guides will be provided with your kits when they arrive or emailed as a pdf. You will be going home with some amazing pages!

Layout #1: V 5x7, 3 H 3x4, 2 V 3x4
Layout #2: H 5x7, 3 V 3x5
Layout #3: 4 V 3x4, 3 Sq 3x3
Layout #4: V 5x7, 1 V 4x6, 1 H 4x6, 2 Sq 3x3
Remember that it is the foil stickers that make these layouts MORE country. If subtle country is more your think, then your pages will look just as fabulous without the stickers. But, if you want to go a little more over the top and embrace your inner cowgirl the foil stickers are just the trick!

Please bring: Adhesive, Piercing Tool, Tweezers. The rest of the supplies are in your kit or are provided by myself.

If you have not yet attended one of my classes and you would like to know more just send me a message! (heatherjanedesign at gmail dot com)

See you soon!


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Time to start Christmas Cards!

I know it is still before October... but for me, this is the perfect time to start Christmas Cards if I want to send handmade to everyone on my list! I want to be able to enjoy it and not feel as rushed as when there is snow on the ground.

I found this sketch on a blog called Always Playing with Paper which hosts a "Merry Monday" sketch challenge. Each Monday Lesley posts a new sketch and the challenge is to create a Christmas card with it! What could be a better motivation to get Holiday Cards made ahead of time?

This is my take on the sketch! What do you think?

I used the Stamp of the Month that comes out in October.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

New Clearance Items!

The while supplies last section of my website has shiny new items in it! Brads, craft tray, elemental paper and elemental complements!
Tulip Mini-Medley only $1.00
Bitty Brads Basic Assortment only $1.50

Irresistables Lots of Dots only $1.50

Bitty Brads Metal Assortment only $1.50

Craft Tray only $3.00

Elemental L2 Pack only $2.50

Elemental Dimensional Elements $1.50
These items can only be found on my website. Click here and it will take you straight to my website.
Happy Shopping!


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Stop and smell the flowers!

I have had these photos of my daughter for a couple of years now. They are some of my absolute favorites! I had to wait until things came together in the right way before I could scrapbook it! :)

In this layout we were on our way to go out for ice cream and my daughter was playing in my Mom's butterfly garden while she waited. She stopped to smell the flowers and took the cutest delicate little "sniff" while I snapped this photo. I LOVE this picture of her- so I had it printed BIG. :)

I created this layout based on this sketch from Let's Scrap Ning Blog Challenge site. I LOVE this sketch! It was a lot of fun to work with!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Liebster Award!

I have been nominated for a Liebster Award by my dear friend and fellow Close To My Heart Consultant, Casandra! She has an amazing blog that you can view here. Thank you, Casandra! I am so excited and can't wait to pay it forward!

I have had a lot of fun blogging this past year. It is fun to share my love of paper crafting and everything that goes along with it.


Liebster is a German word meaning "Beloved," "Favorite," or "Dearest." This award is a peer to peer award in which fellow bloggers present the award to their favorite bloggers with less than 200 followers. The origins of this award is unclear, but is believed to have originated by a German blogger. This award was designed to be a blog award in the pay it forward fashion to share your dearest and most beloved blogs that have less than 200 followers.


Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog. Post the award onto your blog. Give the award to five bloggers who you appreciate that have less than 200 followers. Leave a comment on their blog letting them know that you have given them this awesome award!

So now comes the fun part! I am going to give out 5 nominations. Yippee! Here are the 5 A-maz-ing blogs with less than 200 followers that I would like to pass the Liebster Award on to:
Kristine Ponte, Met on Let's Scrap- Love her!
Erin at Crafty Texan Tidbits:
Gina's Little Corner of Stampin Heaven:
Tamara's Crafty Paper Creations:

Have a fabulous day! Thank you for stopping by, and if you have a moment, please stop by these other fabulous blogs and let them know that Heather Jane sent you. :)