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Friday, March 30, 2012

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #125

Hi everybody! Happy Friday to you all! This is going to be a quick post because I have lots to do to get ready for the crop tomorrow but I want to share with you my card I made for The Play Date Cafe  Challenge #125! The colors you have to use are:

Black, white, and a splash of brown. So if you'd like to join in, head on over! :) Here is my card~

Here is the inside~

Core'dinations cardstock for base
black and white paper from Joann's
Ranger ink in Sepia
Inkadinkadoo ink in black
CTMH stamp-Believe in Whoooo you are.
Stampin' up owl punch for owls
CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge for flowers, tree, border piece, and die cuts
Glue Arts diminsional foam

That's it! If you have any questions just ask! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Easter and Birthday Cards

Good Morning Friends! Hope you are all having a great week. I am looking forward to Saturday because I have a crop to go to with several of my crafty friends. Yay! I hope to get a lot done, but I won't count on it. We tend to do a lot of talking, gossiping, and eating! lol

Yesterday, I had a little bit of time to make a couple of cards. I just didn't get time to get them put on my blog. They are both quick cards, as I had only a little while to work while Ryelynn was napping. Here they are...

Here is the supply list:
DCWV Mango Frost stack for the card base and the accent piece
CTMH Happy Birthday stamp
small piece of Kraft to stamp on
Glitter chipboard butterfly by colorbox bent for dimension
glittery ribbon from my stash
glue arts dimensional foam
Polka dot paper and banner were both from My Mind's Eye Happy Days "Sprinkles" Paper
cutterbee scissors to cut banner from paper
atg gun

Here is the supply list for my Easter card:
Kraft Cardstock
strips both from Echo Park This & That
yellow and pink by DCWV
Mr.Cricut Crazy Stamp from  Easter Blessings set
Rosette made with Martha Stewart Scoreboard with Core'dinations papers
button and MME twine 
Square hole punch for window

Yesterday, I also made homemade chicken and noodles..Really easy and so good!! If anyone is interested I can give you the recipe! 

I hope you all have a great day. Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me. If you leave me a comment, I will come visit you!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Happy Spring Card

Hello everyone! Thank you for coming by to visit! Thanks so much to all of my new followers, too! Tonight I got a little time to be crafty and I had one of my new rosettes already made up (from my Martha Stewart scoreboard) and I wanted to use it on something. So, I put this quick card together.

 Here is what I used:

Kraft cardstock for the card base
Ranger ink in Sepia for inking and sentiment
journaling block from Echo Park paper
rosette made with core'dinations cardstock
twine by my minds eye

That's it! Easy as Pie! (Whoever made up that saying anyway?! Pie is time consuming and messy so I wouldn't call it easy! lol)

That's it for tonight! I better get a few things done so I can get some sleep. Hope you all are having a good week so far! Thanks again for stopping by! Leave me a comment so I can come visit you! :)


Sunday, March 25, 2012

NEW LOVE~layout

Hi Friends,
Sadly, the weekend is almost over. Hope you all found some time to do some crafting! I went shopping and got some new papers and a Martha Stewart Scoreboard. I have some friends that have it and like it, so I thought I'd try it out. Of course I used a coupon so I got it for $14.99..not too shabby! I made a bunch of flowers with it and I like the way they turned out. I picked up some Echo Park~ This and That~ papers..LOVE them! So, I decided to use my new papers and flowers and make a layout. Here it is..

Here's a list of the supplies~
DCWV papers
Echo Park This and That papers
Martha Stewart Scoreboard
hot glue for flowers
alphabet stickers
atg gun
cutterbee scissors

If you have any questions please ask! Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting! Hope you all have a great week!


Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Play Date Cafe Challenge~Card

Hi all! It's almost Friday! Hope everyone has something fun planned. I don't have any plans just yet  but I am sure I will find something to get into. ;) So the other day I entered my first challenge and I enjoyed it so I thought I'd try another. I found an awesome challenge over at The Play Date Cafe.

Raspberry...Harbor...Honey Mustard 

Those three colors are supposed to be the focus of your project. If you'd like to join in, go to the The Play Date Cafe! The sponser is Tanner Bell from Mr. Cricut Crazy and the winner gets 3 of his stamp sets. Here is my  card for the challenge...

I hope you like my card for this challenge. I used kraft cardstock and  papers that I have had forever! lol The buttons and ribbon are all just from my stash and I used my atg gun and Helmar acid free glue.  Thank you so much to all of my new followers! I really appreciate you and everyone that stops by! If you leave me a comment, I will come and visit you back. I love making new crafty friends!  Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend!


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

my first challenge!

Hi crafty friends!
 I have been seeing all kinds of challenges in blog land and I decided to give one a try!  The challenge I am doing is the Just Elements Challenge at ChatterScene. Here are the rules for the challenge:

-For this challenge I want you to create a project using Just Elements! Do not use any of the die cutting machines!
-You must use a project created or posted on your blog after this date ( March 15th 2012 ). No old projects please!
- You must post your project to you blog with a link back to here.
- I would love it it you follow me via any of the following methods I have.
- Challenge ends Midnight the 25th!
- I will use random number to pick the winner with in a few days of challenge close!

- Winner will receive $10.00 to their paypal account OR a $10.00 Hobby Lobby Card. Winner will get to choose which one! Winner will not receive both! Just one or the other.

Here is my card to enter into the challenge...

I used misc. papers from my stash, some chipboard flowers, white lacy ribbon,a stapler, green ric rac, and a Mr. Cricut Crazy stamp. Super quick and easy! :)

                                                           You can join in on the challenge

                                                      Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a fabulous day!!


Liebster Blog Award

  Today I was graced with
a fabulous award that I now get to share with some of my new blog friends

                                                                 I received this award from

                                                              Jessica of  Craftin' and Stampin'

  Thank you, Jessica !!!

 "Liebster" is German for "Dearest". The award is a  "Share the love arrangement", given to inspirational bloggers with less than 200 followers. Here is the to do list for any of the  "Liebster" blog award recipients. 

1. Thank your Liebster Blog award presenter on your blog.

2. Link back to the blogger who presented you the award.

3.Copy and paste the award on your blog.

4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers.

5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog.

I am happy to now honor some fairly new bloggers with this award...


Rebecca at Scrap Princess

Nichole at Nichole's CTMH

Please wear this award proudly at your blogs and be sure to follow the instructions above to keep it circulating.

                                                        I hope you all have a wonderful day!!


Monday, March 19, 2012

Easter Card with Mr.Cricut Crazy's Stamps

Hi all! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I had a very busy one and didn't have any time to create anything. Saturday was the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Cleveland and then a party after that. Sunday was another beautiful day so I took my daughters to the zoo. So, recently I ordered stamps from Mr.Cricut Crazy and I got them in the mail Saturday. They are so cute! I used them to make my daughter an Easter card..she wanted a pink bunny! Tanner aka Mr.Cricut Crazy has his stamps on sale until midnight tonight. Please go check them out! :)  For the card I used the stamps, misc. papers from my stash and some twine. I cut out the butterflies from a piece of patterned paper, I hand cut the fringe for the grass, and used some  stickles. Hope you like my quick little card! I hope you all have a great week!! Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, March 16, 2012

Thank You Card

Hi guys and gals! Yippee, it's Friday! Hope you all have fun plans for the weekend and for the holiday. There's a parade in Cleveland tomorrow and then I have a party to go to after that. We go every year and all wear wacky green wigs and feather boas, etc. Fun times right there! lol So, I was able to get in the craft room today and made a "thank you" card to have on it is..

Here is the list of supplies~

kraft cardstock
colorbox paper
scrap piece of pink paper
stampin' up white ink
owl diecut sticker from Hobby Lobby
flower stickers
ticket cut on ctmh cricut art philosophy cartridge
ctmh stamp
hand cut banner
my minds eye twine

Hope you all like my card for today! I'm off to check and see what all of my blogging friends have been up to! BTW, Walgreen's is giving away one 8x10 per person until tomorrow. Use coupon code FREEONE at checkout and it's free. No purchase required.

Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

LO-So Cute

Hi all! It's late and I need to get to bed so I'm going to keep this short and sweet! I used my Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge for this layout. I used misc. papers including Post it craft paper. I also used a pink copic marker and a white jelly roll pen. I got some new Helmar acid free glue and I used it on this layout. Works great! If you have any questions, just ask! Thanks coming to check out my new layout! Thank you to all of my new followers!


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

My Top Ten Favorite Papercrafting Tools! What's yours?

Tonight I want to share with you my top ten tools for papercrafting. I would love it if others would do this, too!!  Maybe we can all learn about some cool new things that make crafting easier.

1.Cricut Paper this thing. I can't cut straight to save my life so this is a must for me!

2.Scotch ATG -it's big so you don't lose it. The tape lasts a long time. It is super sticky and works great!!  Love this thing!

3.Cricut can make pretty much anything with a cartridge! I like that you can cut large objects with the 12x24 mat.

4.Cutterbee Scissors~You can get in tiny spots and corners with these babies!! I love to use them to cut flowers/images from patterned papers! A gotta have!

5.Cuttlebug Embosser/Diecutter-I use this mostly for embossing..embossed papers look great on cards and other projects.

6.We R Memory Keepers Cutting Mat..This is a great cutting mat and work surface. It's magnetic and comes with magnets to hold what you are working on in place. Also comes with magnetic ruler. P.S I'm working on a mini album. :)
 7. We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper/Rounder..Make pictures look more professional. Love to use it on card corners and much more!
8. We R Memory Keepers Cropadile Big Bite 2..Works  great to make holes and to set eyelets.

9. Fiskars Threading Water Border Punch..It makes a scalloped border with a little hole in each scallop..I love this thing! I use it on everything!

10. Cricut Imagine..Love this for printing images and patterned papers. If you need a certain pattern or colored paper and don't have it, (or you can't find it like me! lol) you can print some up in a couple of minutes. LOVE it!
So that's it..those are my favorites. Please leave me a comment or post your favorites! Thank you for stopping by! Have a great night. :)

 Heather Lynn

Layout and a card with the leftovers

Hello all! A couple of weeks ago snapfish had a sale on prints..100 for $5, shipped. I take LOTS and LOTS of pictures so I love those kind of deals. My order finally came today..yay! I found a couple of pictures I took of "Sandy} the squirrel in my yard earlier this month and decided to make a page for my scrapbook. I used DCWV ultimate stack for all of the papers, I even cut the title from the paper. I used my new corner chomper for the photos and mats. Love it! I had some snowflake diecut stickers by K&Company and used my smash stamp for the date.  Oh, and I used my Martha Stewart circle cutter for the circle and a tree punch by EK Success. That's it..super simple!

Then I used the leftovers to make a card. I used all of the same papers but added a piece of brown cardstock for the card base. I cut the owl with my stampin' up owl punch and added some twine by My Mind's Eye. Done!

 All of this took me maybe 30 minutes..that's about all the time I have alot of the time and I really like to finish things. I'm not good at leaving it out and working on it later! It bugs So, I am hoping to make a bunch of cards just to build up a stash..I am always waiting until the last darn minute and trying to make a card! Then it's late. Hope you all had a good day! Hope you had a little time to create something, too! I will be checking out everyone's creations! Thanks for visiting and commenting! I really appreciate it! ~HL <3

Sunday, March 11, 2012

i ❤ bargain shopping!! goodwheel rocks!

hello friends! thanks so much for checking in with me. how was your weekend? too bad it's almost over. so this afternoon i decided to go shopping. for some reason "goodwheel" was calling my name. that's what my kids call when they don't find anything they call it "badwheel"! anyway, so i went to akron where they have a goodwill outlet in the back. you can find super cheap deals!! it's crazy there, sometimes you have to fight to get the good stuff. (kory, i know you know what i'm talking about cuz you've experienced this at dollar tree, lol) i found a solid oak shelf for 10 bucks, a white shelf for the wall for a dollar, and a few other misc items. this is the shelf~ with the white shelf i bought hanging  above it. i decided to put some ribbons hanging from it. so 11 bucks for both things.

so then i hit joann's..oh my, they had a bunch of clearance. i picked up a 4 pack of cuttlebug folders for  less than 5 dollars, a decorative corner chomper for another 5, numerous other things for 50 cents to a dollar. then i had to stop at walmart..guess what? found a sugar and spice cricut cartridge for 20 dollars. i've been eyeing that one for a while because it has a sock monkey on it. my son, alex, loves monkeys..ever since he was a tiny fellow he named every monkey he got "tony hawk". so a couple years back he actually met tony hawk and he told him "i have alot of monkeys and i name them all tony hawk"! lol my kids are so funny. back to the bargain are the photos..

so, all of this was less than 40 bucks! then the shelves were 11 dollars. i added it all up and i got everything  for 50 dollars. i think that's a darn good deal! so, now i have to stay home for a while. so please don't tell me about any great sales..i take that back..i can always sell some jewelry or something..hee hee  (gotta love craigslist!!)  let me know if you see anything good! thanks for stopping by. leave me a comment and i'll come visit you!

 hugs, hl

anniversary card

so tonight I was in my craft room and i heard this very loud noise and thought at first it was an airplane. it was so loud, I got up and opened the front door and it was the good year blimp! right above my house. I seriously probably could have thrown a rock at it and hit it...crazy!! that's my excitement for the night. i tried to take pictures but they didn't turn out. i'm gonna share it anyway..kinda cool.

 today i went to a crop at my friend's office. i got to hang out with a bunch of my craft friends. so much fun! i worked on a layout there but didn't get it finished before i left. too much talking and eating! lol tomorrow i don't have any plans yet..i like it that way sometimes. so here is a layout i made of my daughter with her lalaloopsy doll. i used one sheet of 12x12 black paper then a few stickers for the title, twine, scraps  from a card i made the other day.

 then i made an anniversary card  for a couple i know. i used core'dinations paper for the card itself, beige paper from my stash, and some double sided sassafras paper. i cut the shape with my art philosophy cartridge by ctmh, the flower was also cut with that cartridge, ctmh stamp, and a butterfly button i found in my stash. that's about it. fast and easy! hope you like my projects!

thanks for visiting! have a lovely weekend.

 don't forget to move your clocks up an hour. :)


Friday, March 9, 2012

TGIF and celebrate card's friday! the weekend has officially started. hope every one has some fun things planned this weekend!
i have an all day crop to attend tomorrow with a bunch of my crafty friends. i'm so excited..can't wait! comment and tell me what you are doing! i'd love to hear about it. :) so, i made another card today just to have when i need one. i find that cards are so much faster so i can actually finish one of them in a bit. a layout takes me forever and i'm usually still not happy with it! for this card i used kraft cardstock for the base, my minds eye papers, (both sides of one) my close to my heart cricut cartridge for the cupcake cut at 2 1/2 inches, ctmh cupcake stamp,  (if you haven't seen this the cartridge has stamps with it and tells you exactly what size to cut it so you can stamp it with for a perfect fit) viva decor pearl pens for the "pearls", glue arts dimensional dots, inkadinkadoo inks (brown and black), a piece of ribbon from my stash, and my threading water border punch by fiskars, and a stapler. i have had the viva decor pearl pen for a long time and never think to use it. i think it looks pretty nifty! lol well, that's my card for today, kids!  ;)  thanks so much for dropping by! i hope you have a great, crafty weekend! xo,hl

Thursday, March 8, 2012

quick pink, black, and white birthday card

hi crafty friends! tonight i bring to you a super easy, quick card. what took me the longest was digging for the letter tiles!  for this card i used core'dinations cardstock for the base, a couple of strips of k & company papers (black and pink and all pink), paper studio paper (chandelier), k & company letter tiles, a few misc flowers, a small brad, and pink ink. i love the color combo on this card! :) i think the card turned out pretty cute and it took maybe 15 minutes! hope you like my project today. thank you for visiting!  please let me know you stopped by so I can come visit you! Have a great night! ~hl

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

panda birthday card

 hi friends! hope this post finds you all well! so, i've been pretty
busy the past few days but i have managed to find  time to do some crafting. tonight i put this card together for a friend that has a birthday coming up. it didn't take me long because i already had the panda cut out. sometimes when i'm in a cricut cutting mood, i cut a bunch of cute stuff to use on projects later. so, for this card i used the pagoda cricut cartridge, core'dinations cardstock for the card base, a piece of kraft and red paper from my scrap basket, stampin up ink, and a ctmh stamp. i also used some little chipboard shapes from my stash and a piece of sheer ribbon. if you have any questions, please feel free to ask! i hope you all enjoy your week! can't wait for this weekend, i am going to a all day crop on saturday..yay! hope you all have some fun things planned as well! thanks for stopping by! please comment so i know you came and i'll be sure to visit your blog as well! hugs, hl

Sunday, March 4, 2012

heart shaped mini album

hello all..hope your weekend has been a good-n-crafty one! i did get to do some crafting last tonight, yay! i made a little heart mini album with photos of my new lil baby girl. it's not anything extravagant by no means but hey, i'm using my photos, my stash, and havin' a blast. that's what counts, eh? ;) so, here are some pictures of my mini album.i used the dcwv playtime stack for the pages and also punched pieces for embellies. then just a few misc. other embellishments and ribbons and voila, all done! as always, thank you for visiting my blog! hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. :) ~hl

Thursday, March 1, 2012

my interpretation of Kory's sketch

hey friends, the weekend is getting closer! yahoo! hope everyone's doing well. :) so, tonight i was going to go over to kory's blog to look up a sketch he posted several days ago (when i did the first one)..well,when i got there, he had posted another one today-just my luck! so, i went ahead and grabbed some papers and put this page together tonight. i used the dcwv green stack. this one has been around for a few years but i still LOVE it! for the title i used thickers (lullabye). i did add a little yellow paint but i don't know if you'll be able to see it. i need a new camera. i took this photo of my 3 boys and dog back in november they were out exploring being well, thanks again, kory, for sharing another one of your sketches. can't wait to see what you do with it! visit kory's blog here! have an awesome evening! ~hl