Thursday, July 19, 2012

Vacation coming soon!

I know this is "Scrappin' with Heather" and it's been forever since I've posted anything but I can't contain myself and I have to talk about my vacation. Some think I'm crazy when I count down because they say it's still so far away but I've been counting down since I booked it (more than a year ago).

The Fanstasy (Disney's newest ship)

Is it even possible that I might be more excited than my children? Of course it is!!! I love vacation, I love spending time with my family and I love seafood! I get all three in this vacation. If you've never been on a cruise before I highly recommend them. I know the seas aren't for everyone but you hardly notice you are in the middle of the ocean. 

I grabbed this picture off the internet from the looks of it I believe it's Cast Away Cay. This island is Disney's private little island. It could be called Hevan on earth. I love this place and wish disney would let the boat stay a little longer than they usually do. I can't wait to have a little time on the beach and a little lunch at cookies (disney's on shore eating option). Yummy! 

The boat looks so pretty and very empty in this shot. It's probably a computer generated image before the boat was even put together. Looks awesome though! Going to try out the aquaduck with my son (hopefully my daughter grows a couple inches so she can ride too).

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Baby word album for a new friend

Hello everyone, I hope all is going well. I have a new project to share with you today. I finished my first handmade "chipboard" word album. I made it for a swap for a nice new friend. She has a new grandbaby that came into this world in December 2011. I wanted to make something special for this little guy.
 This is the front of the album I used my cricut and gypsy to make the base of eash page. Welding a letter to a rectangle to create the page. The stamp next to the 'B' says Cherish the Day, it's from close to my heart. I love that stamp set.
 This photo is of the inside of the first 'B' and the front of the 'A' (which I thought was cute as a bottle). The little baby pin was actually a brad but I took of the clasp portions of it and use it as an embelishment. What do you think? Does it look ok?
 This picture is the back of the 'A' and the front of the second 'B'. I love this train paper, it goes perfectly for a boy, doesn't it? All the paper used on this album was from DCWV. The patterned baby was from their Nana's kids stack and the solids from one of their solids stack. I'm obsessed with their paper, I wish I had the means (and space) to have all their stacks.
 You can't see it in this picture very well (kind of just looks like a water mark on the left side of the solid green paper) but I used some iridescent embossing powder with a swirl type stamp (I don't know the name of it). The effect looks great when you have it in your hands).
 Even though this album is small I wanted to make room for plenty of pictures. On the last two pages there is plenty room for at least 8 small pictures. I hope she finds/has the perfect pictures to put in the album.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope to be back soon with more projects to share. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Valentine for my hubby!

I was running a little behind this year....ok a lot behind. I raced home yesterday to make my husbands card yesterday. I knew he would be out for a while, our son had baseball practice, so I should have plenty of time to juggle cooking for my daughter and getting the card finished before he got home. I did a little pre-planning while on my lunch at work yesterday. I research beautiful cards made by very talented people...but I had to keep in mind the supplies that I already had waiting for me at home (didn't have time to shop for new supplies).
I found this awesome sometime last week and while doing my "research" yesterday I remembered the card and how much I liked it. I like everything that this woman creates. It's Faith Abigail Designs and her website is The specific post that I'm speaking of, that gave me the inspiration for my card can be found here . Please don't limit looking at just that post though, please check out the rest of her creations, she has amazing talent.

Now that you know where my inspiration came from it is time to show you my interpretation of Miss Faith Abigail's card. Sorry for the quality of the pictures..I took them with my phone because I did not have time to look for my good camera before my husband got home.
 This is the front of the card. I used a black base and layered it with a pink patterned paper that had words like love and together on it. I then took a piece of plain pale pink paper and used my trimmer (it came with different blades) to give it a scalloped edge. I layered it with a stripped pink/red/white paper. Before I put that piece on the card I wrapped a little twine around it. My favorite part of the card is the envelopes with the ticket and heart inside. I created the envelopes from Wild Card cartridge, the heart is from Jolee's stickers and the ticket is created Art Philosophy cartridge and the 2011 November stamp of the month from close to my heard (I love that stamp set it's called Cherish the day).

In this picture you can see the detail of the larger tag. I used chipboard glittery stickers for the I and the U and the heart is actually one of my daughters stickers, it came in one of the foam sticker packs (she likes putting them all over my house by the way). I used the Cherish the day stamp again only inking the portion for the "FEB" to stamp on the end of the ticket.

Other than the lovely view of my beat up table in this picture you will also see the inside of the card. You can't see it in the picture but I had typed up a nice poem I found on the Internet here. It's a poem called Year Round Valentine by Joanna Fuchs.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope to be back with more creations at the end of the week.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

New Year...New you...I mean me.

So....I have been really busy with all the holidays and my daughters birthday. I plan to post more often this year. It's one of my goals on the journey of creating a new me. I want to do more of what I enjoy and I'm going to make craftin' at least a weekly thing and not let other things ruin something I enjoy so much. Things like laundry or dishes....ok, that makes me sound dirty (I promise I'm not) but I worry about letting a few dishes sit in the sink or a load of laundry sitting for more than a day. I'm going to stop sweating the small stuff so I can enjoy life a little more.

Speaking of small stuff...(as I laugh a worried laugh) my work started this new wellness program and if you participate you get a discount on your health insurance premium. Awesome...I thought....until I started filling out all the paperwork to participate. Now I'm freaked out. I know I'm not the thinnest thing and I would love to lose about 20 pounds to feel a little more comfortable in my own skin. I don't think I'm that overweight, I've always been the "bigger" girl in the bunch but I chalked that up to playing soccer (what seemed like) 24/7 for 13 years. I had muscular legs and a solid upper body. I wasn't freakishly muscular but I was built for sports. Any who...after filling in height and weight the stupid thing said I need to lose 50#....really??? I'm that overweight? I ask myself these questions as I try to picture myself 50# lighter.

That's just the tip of the iceberg, I then start to think about the upcoming blood test that will determine any other health issues I might have. If I'm 50# overweight, I think, there has to be more wrong with me. My lab test/blood draw is this Saturday. I should find out what else is wrong with me in the next 5-7 days after the test. On the brighter side of's a step towards the new me. I'm going to do it. I may not feel like I need to lose all 50# but who couldn't hurt to try, right?

Sorry for boring all of you with my personal life details but I had to get it off my chest. I need to stop being negative and start looking at the positive with this wellness thing.