Happy Halloween ~ Trick or Treat

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Today is Halloween and I want to wish everyone a safe and fun night tonight!

I would like to share with you a ‘BOO’ banner I made for Halloween, for my front door.

On the door

This was made with some of my favourite things ‘Scraps’!

spooky spider

Banner one is the Spooky Spider, I made the spider from a button and some wire. A homemade pocket and the scrap end of ribbon. Accents made from scrap papers using my Quickutz dies and some left over rub ons.

Black Cat

Banner 2 is the Black Cat (letter B). Using my George cartridge with my Cricut, I cut 2 circles, one larger than the other and in 2 colours; black, and patterned paper. I cut one scalloped circle to pop under paper medallion. Layered on a lowercase ‘b’ using Xtreme Adhesive by Tombow  and added some black embossing glitter. Decorated with left over ribbon, stickers, rub ons and a button medallion.

Trick or Treat

Banner 3, Trick or Treat (letter O). Same as above but switch up accents with Quickutz dies; Grass, treat bag and a Sizzix fence die cut.

Ghost to Ghost

Banner 4, Ghost to Ghost (letter O). Same as previous layers. Used Quickutz dies; Ghost, Square and tag. Embossed ‘Boo!’ onto tag with orange embossing powder and finished up with left over stickers and rub ons.

Witch to witch

Final banner 5, Witch to Witch. Used plastic ring spider (cut off ring, making spider flat), used Tombow Foam Tabs to attach. Used Quickutz dies; Ghost, Grass, and flowers. Used my Cricut to make spider web and heat embossing in black glitter.

Because I used the best adhesives on the market; Tombow’s Xtreme Adhesive, Mono-Multi and Foam Tabs, I have nothing to worry about! I can count on this project staying in tack!

Thanks for stopping by today! Heather :)

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Wonderland Mason jars

Today I am sharing my Winter Wonderland Mason Jar I made. This is a class I am teaching at Michaels until December. The ideas for this craft concept are endless. The jar I made today that I am sharing is my own, the jars I am teaching at Michaels are a lot more interesting… they include actual Christmas miniatures ( here is the link to the Michaels Wonderland Jar Class Schedule ). I however love paper and wanted to make something for my blog using only paper. Here’s my jar and how I made it.

snowman jar

Starting with an empty mason jar, I used some spray adhesive to just coat the base of the jar. In order to not get any adhesive where I did not want it, I rolled up a piece of craft paper and sprayed inside the rolled paper; directing the spray directly to the bottom only. I then poured in some coarse clear glitter and rolled the jar from left to right making sure it coated all the adhesive inside.

I cut a piece of glitter blue patterned paper; to fit just inside the back of the jar and added some snowflakes and Recollection rhinestones from Michaels. I attached the patterned paper with Tombow Foam Tabs. I then sliced a white Styrofoam ball in half and glued it to the mason jar lid with Tombow Mono Multi Glue and let dry.

I added my paper pieced snowman and Christmas tree to the Styrofoam ball, by cutting a slit into the ball and a drizzle of Tombow Mono Multi Glue into the slit and adding the snowman and tree (letting it dry again).

Finally once dry, I added faux snowballs into the jar and put the lid on and turned it upside down to stand it up and voilà! I loved out it turned out!

Here are some examples of what you can make with me at Michaels when you sign up for this fun and interactive class!

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Thanks for stopping by today! Heather :)

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Thanks for Thinking of Me

So often we take for granted the wonderful little things people in our lives do for us. Some things are huge and some things are small but in every way we should always remember to take the time to say thank you. I am blessed to have many family and friends who do so many things to make my life easier and sometimes just say the right things to make me feel better. I am blessed and for that I am grateful.

Today I created this card as a thank you to my brother for always being there for me and my children. He never asks for anything in return but is always there when we need him. Thank You Marshall, I Love You!

Thanks for Thinking of Me

I chose black and blue tones, it felt masculine but still soft. I added some glitter here and there and some Zva Creative gems behind my hand rolled roses. Stamp sentiment by Hero Arts and card assembled with Tombow Mono Multi Adhesive.

Thanks for stopping by today. Heather :)

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Blog Hop With Lindsay Weirich

 Happy Friday crafters! Tombow is excited to announce their Guest Designer this week: Lindsay Weirich, AKA the Frugal Crafter.

Starting today join the Blog Hop with Guest Designer Lindsay Weirich

Today they are all creating projects using Tombow’s  New MUTED Dual Brush Pen Set.

There is a fun prize that you can enter by hopping along way and leaving comments on all the sites participating. Not to mention, learn new techniques and be inspired!

They will announce the WINNER MONDAY 10/27! Here’s the Line-up:

TombowUSA Blog

Debbie Fisher

Melissa Cash

Jennie Garcia

Marie Browning

Lindsay Weirich

TombowUSA Blog 

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The Prize includes:
Dual Brush Pen Set, 10 Muted
In order to be qualified to win this amazing PRIZE, PLEASE comment on each of the designers projects. Tombow will announce a winner Monday 10/27.
Tombow’s “No Tricks just Treats” sale also starts today.No-Tricks-just-Treats-Promotion-Web-Banner-1024x570

The sale is…
Purchase any 10 piece set and receive a FREE Blending Kit!
Offer is available 10/24-10/31
Now it’s time to start at the beginning here at the Tombow Blog so you are eligible to win the prize! Good Luck and thanks for stopping by today.  Heather :)

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Sweet Scraps of Paper ~ How I Love Thee!

Sweet Scraps of Paper ~ How I Love Thee!

Oh how I love ‘Scraps of Paper’!! Little strips, long strips, circles, squares and limitless patterns in every colour oh my! However, I am always short just a piece or two to finish a project, lol, and I never throw any of it away… So, I was anxious to try a folded paper Christmas tree and knew right away, I might run into this problem.

Here’s the finished project:

Finished Christmas Tree

Here’s how I made it:

I used Studio G’s 6X6 pattern paper collection in green. This is just like using scraps of paper with one exception, it all matches and there is always enough to complete a project.

I grabbed my Tombow Mono Multi Adhesive because it bonds fast and a 12X12 green cardstock, made a 10″ Circle and cut it in half.

Studio G Paper

Next, I cut all the pattern papers into rectangles, measuring 1.75 X 3 and marked the center point at 1.5.

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I then folded the paper using my scoring tool as shown in the picture below;

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Once finished they look like this (set them aside);

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Taking the green cardstock I made a cone shape for my Christmas tree;

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I added double sided tape around the bottom edge and covered with a strip of Studio G’s pattern paper. I cut notches all the way around to help me fold it under for a tidy look;

christmas 12a  christmas 13a

Then the fun begins :) Start gluing the triangles starting from the bottom and work your way up off-setting each layer, over lapping the last layer to hide the gluing from the previous layer and repeat to the top of the tree. Glue the last piece by wrapping it completely around the tree top sealing it off to the very tip and add some bling using the Tombow Xtreme Adhesive for a super strong bond!;

christmas 14aFinished Christmas Tree

I would love to know what you think… thanks for stopping by today :) Heather

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2 Cute 2 Spook!

Happy Halloween!

Recently I was requested to do a Halloween themed layout class and was excited to do so! I love Fall and all the glorious colours, textures and smells that come with it. My favourite place to be besides my scrapbook room is on the couch, wrapped in my favourite soft blanket sipping hot chocolate; watching a Matthew McConaughy movie ;)

I chose to do a ‘2 Cute 2 Spook’ themed layout:

2 Cute 2 Spook Sketch

This is only page one of 2, I got the sketch from Sketch~N~Scrap. Thank you to ScrappyDo by Danie who inspired me with her take on the sketch.

Tag Title

I love tags as titles, it’s a great way to ground the lettering and add some bling. I added some Tombow Foam Tabs behind the tag, photo mat and accents to give them some pop and used Tomow Xtreme Adhesive for my ribbon and Gems. I used Tombow Mono Multi Adhesive (my absolute fav.) for all my paper and letter gluing.

Boo accents

Haunted House  Frank

For more information on taking this class, look here.

I would love to know what you think of the layout. Please leave a comment so I know you were here. Thank you, Heather :)

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Penny Black ~October Challenge

Penny Black ~October Challenge

Get ahead for Christmas

As December arrives, we get busy in making Christmas preparations. Almost everyone in our home is eager to work on decorations and get into the spirit of Christmas. Cards, are on the top of everyone’s list. I however, never get as many as I would like done for everyone. So, I was told about a challenge going on over at Penny Black, I thought “I have the perfect stamp” so I created a card to help me get an early start on this year’s cards. Who knows maybe this year everyone will get a homemade card, wouldn’t that be awesome!
Here’s what I created tonight.
Happy Holiday
Here’s how I created it:
I stamped several images in different colours once I decided which stamp I was going to go with.
I decided on Penny Black #4099K Snow Kiss.
Happy Holiday Step 1
Here’s how I put it all together:
I went with Penny Black #4099K Sun Kiss. I cut all the pieces out and reassembled on to my original base layer using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. Love their fine tip! I added some red stickles glitter to her berries on her hat. I use d May Arts Ribbon across the top before adding my sentiment.
Happy Holiday Step 2
Here’s an up close look:
I choose to heat emboss white on the Polar Bear and the tiny dots on her scarf. I love how it turned out.
Happy Holiday Up Close
Thanks for stopping by today :) Heather
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Tombow Challenge: Shadow Boxes! by Marie Browning

Tombow Challenge: Shadow Boxes! by Marie Browning

Time for a Tombow Challenge! This time they are highlighting shadow boxes; all kinds, shapes and sizes! Here is my the shadow box I created using Tombow products. Tub Play Tub Play 2

I used Tombow’s Extreme Adhesive, Mono Multi Liquid Glue and Foam Tabs.

Here’s what you can win if you enter your shadow box project; Marie_shadowbox

What can you create using ‘shadow boxes’ as your inspiration? Link up your project and have a chance for a prize of Tombow Products! Winner will be announced October 15! – See more at: Tombow USA

Thanks for stopping by :) Heather

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World Card Making Day 2014

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Operation Write Home  is providing the best possible service to our nation’s heroes, check out the guidelines if you would like to be a part of this amazing community and help inspire our heroes with your cards. Thank our Heroes with cards of hope and love!

In honor of World Card making Day 2014, I have made a card that I would like to share.

Give Love

The ticket to happiness; live simple, be grateful, give love and laugh lots. All of things are possible thanks to the sacrifice of many heroes that fight for our rights and freedom everyday. I thank each and everyone of them and their families for the sacrifices they make for me and my family, “Thank You With All the Love in My Heart!”.

Thanks for stopping by :) Heather

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Little Turkey!

I don’t know about you, but growing up my grandma referred to me as a little turkey all the time. Like kids do, I got into stuff, played pranks and said things that only kids would have the nerve to say. Recently I was inspired on Pinterest by a cute little turkey layout. I have modified it and created a class to share it with others who have little turkeys of their own.

Close Up Page 1

Up Close Page 2

Little Turkey Layout

Join me on Saturday, October 11th to create this adorable 2 page layout. In this Scrap In class students will learn; Using Tombow adhesives, punch art, stamping and dimension techniques. Only 6 kits are available (as shown). Sign up early to guarantee your seat and kit. Once kits are sold out, students may still sign up, however additional kits will be modified to meet the need and may be slightly different based on paper availability.

All classes are purchased in store only. More Info Here.

Thanks for stopping by :) Heather

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