Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Locks of Love!

My youngest daughter Shannon had been without a hair cut for quite a long time and decided that it was time for a shorter look.   So we headed off to the salon today for a new do!   She had such long hair the girl asked if she wanted to donate it to Locks of Love and Shannon agreed.  So here she is with her new look.  She was so proud and really loves the short hair.  


Friday, December 24, 2010

I'm dreaming of a White Christmas...

and I think we are actually going to have another again this year!   How fun.
Here are some pics I took out in our yard after the snow storm on Monday.  It was really a pretty storm.
Hope you all have a wonderful and magical Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Happy Holidays!


Monday, December 20, 2010















Been super busy with making all sorts of homemade Christmas presents.   I promise I will share some after the holidays.
Love this picture of me and my girls after we completed our gingerbread house and train.   Thanks for stopping by and hope you all have a wonderful holiday!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Dusty!

Back in May I posted about adopting a kitten from the MSPCA ,  and I wanted to post a little update on how she has been doing.    She is the best kittie in the whole world.   She plays with the kids,  she is cuddly and lovable and she is very talkative!   I snapped this picture yesterday when Greg was at his computer.   She decided to come and visit him and found his shoulder to be a nice spot to settle down on.   Greg and Dusty have a very special bond.   She sleeps next to him most nights.   Very sweet.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

PinPoint Rotation is all the rage...

...over at Club Scrap!   My daughter Alicia and I have been doing a ton!   Very fun.

Using a tool called the Position It,  you take any stamp and create really cool artwork!   LOVE IT!





















This one I used the Unmounted Rubber sheet of stamps from the Solstice Collection.   Just one stamp, some watercolors,  and glitter glue,  oh and don't forget the cool speckles affect and what a neat little art piece.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Holiday Workshop update!

We had a fantastic time at the workshop on Thursday!
Friends and family came over and we had a great time making holiday cards.
Thanks to all who came!
I have been busy in my craft room making some cards and tags out of all the left overs.
Love the ornament stencil from Club Scrap c 1999.  Unfortunately after its recent re release it has already sold out.   Maybe CS will make some more!   Fun to use!   Love the added glitter glue.
*papers and stamps from Club Scrap too!
Also made a birthday card for someone special.  ;)

Thanks for stopping by and hope all my followers and those stopping by have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!





Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Holiday Card Workshop!

I am super excited to be hosting my very first Holiday Card workshop!
We will be making 8 cards and using 4 different techniques.   Here is a peak at the cards I will be teaching!    I created all the card kits using misc. Club Scrap papers,  unmounted rubber stamps, and stencils.
I was inspired by designs from some of my favorite designers including Erin Lincoln and Mike Strong.
Thanks for stopping by.





Tuesday, November 9, 2010

It has been too long!

I am working on a Card Workshop for the Holidays and here is a technique I am working on.
A little water color look and this very cool Oh Christmas Tree stamp from Club Scrap.

Added a little glitter, bling and matted the image on some CS cardstock.



















Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Needed something for the wall.

So I made this little 3 dimensional piece to hang on the bathroom wall.  
It is made from Club Scrap paper from the Fossils and Poetic kits.  
The vases are made from paper from the Freedom kit.
I inked the vases to give them some dimension and the paper was crinkled up a bit to give it the look of cracking.
The idea comes from Michael Strong's book The Paper Greenhouse.   He is a very talented artists and designer or rubber stamps.
I also used a technique I learned from Club Scrap called the Herringbone.   And used the outer cut away leftover pieces for the frame around the paper foliage and vases.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Wisconsin



Well if anyone asks me why the heck would I want to go to Wisconsin  I will tell them to have the most incredible week of my life!  
I was lucky enough to be able to attend Club Scrap's 10th annual October Retreat and it was in one word AMAZING!   If you are anything like me and most of your day is chatting on line with your friends on the message boards (believe me 5 yrs. ago if you told me I would be doing this I would have said you were crazy)  then you know these folks become your close friends even though you have never ever even laid eyes on them.    Over the last 3 years since I have been a member of Club Scrap's monthly kit club I have chatted on the message boards,  shared ideas,  played along with Project 365 and created an unbelievable amount of scrapbook pages.    You really get to know one another and when you finally meet these people face to face it is an all out friend fest!   I have never felt so energized and creatively inspired in all my life and it is the people that make you feel this way.   They pamper you at ever turn and the projects are amazing.   Not to mention meeting some of the crafting industry's most talented crafters including Tricia Morris,  Michael Strong,  and Cherryl Greene.   I mean,  this is a dream come true.   I watched these folks on the Carol Duvall show and never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would meet and become friends with them.  

I am still riding the high that you feel from meeting all these wonderful people,  Club Scrap members and staff alike!   They really made me feel like coming home to family!     I love and miss them all!

Until next year,  when we can do it all again!   Thanks everyone!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Another little something...

.......I have been enjoying this week is making these paper flowers.   Laura over at the Paper Trail blog has a fantastic video on Ustream detailing how to make all these yummy flowers.    So I grabbed a bunch of Club Scrap papers and pops and away I went!    Have you ever gave paper flower making a try?















































Thanks for all the inspiration Laura!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Okay seriously...

.....way to long since my last post!    A lot has been going on in the Heyer household.   All the kids started school at the beginning of the month,  dentist appointments,  visiting in-laws from AZ,  Shannon started Kindergarten full day,  getting ready for Club Scrap Retreat,  oh I could go on and on.  

Crazy but so much fun!   Shannon is loving Kindergarten and can not wait to go every day!   So happy for her.  

Loved spending time with my in laws.   They are the best!   We even got to visit Truro Vineyards down Cape where we had a wine tasting and tour!   So much fun and a wonderful lunch at the Bookstore Restaurant in Wellfleet.   Also if you are in Wellfleet you need to go to the PB Boulangerie which is a fantastic French (both bakers are from France) Bakery!   Well worth the trip!    My folks were able to come with us also and the six of us had a wonderful time together!   We all decided we need to make it a tradition  whenever GG and Papa are here visiting.  Maybe next time it will be a visit to the mansions in Newport.

Today I learned a fabulous new technique from a friend,  Farley,  who shared a video link from Youtube!  
I had heard of this technique before,  Zentangles,  but had never learned how to do it.   You can view the video here.   Really captivating to watch and so addictive!   Here is what I came up with.

Have any of you ever tried this?!   So much fun!  

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

CCC #12 Chipped Enamel

Here we are with another fantastic technique from the Compendium of Curiosities book by Tim Holtz!
Having so much fun over at Linda's blog,  Studio L3, with these challenges!  
I used a variety of Tim's idea ology trinkets including the Ornate Plate, stencil letters and spinner.
The silver flowers were Memory Makers in a variety pack.
Black Distress embossing powder for this technique on the letters and daisy flower.
I also painted one of the metal flowers with Peeled Paint Distress Crackle paint.
The paper comes from Club Scrap's Great Outdoors and Paisley Collections.
The base green is DCWV and is embossed with a corrugated cardboard style embossing folder.  And I believe it was a Cuttlebug brand.
The script stamp is from Club Scrap's Collections kit.
I inked the edges of the papers with Adirondack Jet Black Archival ink.
The jewels are from my stash.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

CCC #11 Blended Batik

If you are interested in knowing more about these cool challenges check out Linda Ledbetter's blog HERE!
We are using Tim Holtz's great new idea book called Compendium of Curiosities.  Such a cool resource!
I created this monochromatic panel using Club Scrap POPs.
The stamp is also Club Scrap from the Henna collection.
I used Peeled Paint Distress Ink.
The pocket watch nail head from Club Scrap.
The gears, Simplify tag, and spinner are Idea ology from Tim Holtz.
The gems are from my stash.
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

CCC #9 Distress Crackle

I absolutely love this Ranger product!   The Distress Crackle paint comes in so many different colors and cracks perfectly to give that awesome grungy look.
I created this little panel to use on an easel card.  My good friend Ron let me use his die cutter and Tim Holtz Alterations dies to create it.   I really love the dimensionality of this die set!

Faded Jeans, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress inks to distress the edges of bird and brown matte. 
Picket Fence Distress Crackle
Bird Cage distressed with Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, and Walnut Stain inks.
Brown paper from Club Scrap
Flower Punches from Martha Stuart and McGill and
small center flowers from Sizzix Die Hawaiian flowers Sizzlet set.
Jump Rings and Token from Tim Holtz Idea ology.
I removed the pearls from a section of vintage jewelry for the dangles.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

CCC #8 Inking Grunge

So,  I am just finishing this weeks challenge at the last minute because my family and I have been on a week vacation to Florida to visit my brother and his family.   Such a wonderful time.  

This project idea comes from a terrifically talented lady named Laura who's blog I just recently discovered! She is so creative in her projects but this one grabbed me!   Here is a link to her BLOG!

I am going to be heading to Club Scrap's Retreat in October and thought this Neck Pouch would be a handy item to keep my credit card, id and spending money in.   I could also keep a pair of scissors in here too.  

I used grungepaper and a variety of Tim Holtz distress Inks including Broken China,  Faded Jeans, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain.   And after doing the technique,  I realized there may be a problem with the inks still smudging so I used an Acrylic sealer all over the piece to water proof it.  Thanks for the advice Tim!
The trinkets are all Idea ology.   And the image on the fragment came from the Backgrounds and Borders sheet from Club Scrap's Body and Soul monthly kit.
The stamping on the pouch uses Club Scrap's script stamp from Collections,  and a variety from the new unmounted rubber sheet from the Be Wonderful remix.




















Monday, July 26, 2010

CCC #7 Tinted Vision Fragment

Here we are at week 7 already of this cool Compendium of Curiosities Challenge!   Where does the time go!

The photo is of my grandpa Wilfred who I never knew because he passed away before I was born.   It is really so unfortunate,  because we were so much alike in our love of the arts!   He was about 4 yrs old in this picture and I just loved him holding the flag and sporting the very stylish white fur coat and beret.

A happy accident colored the sepia flag in just the right spot to make it appear red white and blue!   I swear I didn't plan it.



I used a wood mount stamp from the dollar bin at the LCS,  idea ology star trinket, token, clip and jump ring.

The lace was from my stash along with the piece of old dictionary paper from my friend Ellen.   Was so excited that one page had the word star on it!   How perfect!   I love when things just fall into place creatively. :)

The red ribbon was also from my stash and distressed it with Black Soot and Vintage Photo Distress ink.
I used Black Soot, Faded Jeans, Fired Brick and Vintage Photo Distress inks to create the tag.
The script stamp on the tag is from Club Scrap's Collections kit.
The brown paper is also from Club Scrap.
Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 23, 2010

CCC #6 Multi Medium Collage

So the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge continues.
I used some tiny jewelry boxes from the craft store to recreate something like Tim's new Configurations shadow boxes.   I used some antique dictionary pages,  Idea ology products,  embellishments from Club Scrap.   The stamped quote is from Club Scrap UM Nature's Wonders.
The papers are a lime green from DCWV which I embossed with a Cuttlebug harlequin folder and sanded and inked with Distress in various colors.
And I used a Gears embossing folder (unsure of the brand) for the piece of Idea ology packaging that I sanded off to reveal the image.  Inked all the edges with Distress Vintage photo and some Peeled Paint.
Flower punch was a Martha Stuart.
stamp Flourish was a Studio G (I think)  all stamped in Archival Ink.

Friday, July 16, 2010

CCC #5! Distress Embossing Powder

Here is a creation using the Distress Embossing Powder.  I had a hard time finding a stamp that I thought did justice to this technique.  I think it really has to be a stamp with a lot of surface area to appreciate the Distressed Embossing look!  
Dragon fly and Cat o Nine tails stamps  - Club Scrap Centennial Casual UM rubber set
Script stamp -  Club Scrap Collections Wood Mounted
Quote stamp - Club Scrap Castaway UM
I used dictionary paper on the background which was embossed chipboard.  Then I sanded off the raised areas.  Inked with Distress Vintage Photo.
The stamped images on the tag are Archival ink and Ranger Emboss It clear Ink and Distress Black embossing powder.
The Flower is made with a punch from Martha Stewart.

Just a little something I have been working on..

I made this video showing the Mini Album Turn Table in action.  It was inspired by this cool project from Club Scrap called the Photo Twist About.  You can check it out HERE!
I was so intrigued by this cool project that my brain started spinning (ha ha no pun intended) with ideas on how to use the little turn table ball bearing mechanism used in the project!    So I thought of a design using simple materials.  I used black matte board and papers to embellish!   So fun!
Papers- Club Scrap Design classics, Memoirs and Bridges
Stamps- Club Scrap
Flowers- die cuts from Sizzix

video

Monday, July 12, 2010

PSL officially begins today!

So over at Club Scrap we have our Summer Camp starting up!   The Pro Scrapbooker's league is such a fun way to make new friends,  create tons of layouts to add to our albums and even earn prizes and discounts each week from CS!!   How fun is that!  

I will be sure to post some of my completed layouts from each weeks challenges.    This week is the Stamping Challenge.  We must use our Club Scrap stamps on our layouts for points.   If we meet the challenge requirement our layout is worth 2 pts , which we post to our teams gallery.   If we don't that's okay too, because we can submit it to our teams 1 pt gallery.  

Can't wait to get started.  Here on the Cape it is so hot!   Great day for staying in the AC and crafting!

GO TEAM WALLEYES!!  WOO HOO!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Shannon's getting crafty!

For the last 2 days,  I have been working in my scrapping room/family room getting some birthday cards made for a swap and also for PSL (Pro Scrapbooker's League) Summer Camp at Club Scrap!

Shannon came down last night and this afternoon to work on some projects.   Here is a little look at her creative process and some thoughts (unrehearsed, of course!!)

video

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

CofC's challenge #4... finally!

Okay,  so when this challenge was first posted by one of the members of All things Tim Yahoo group I was all over it!   So excited and couldn't wait to get started.   Well,  3 weeks later I am finally getting my act together and joining in all the fun!    Sheesh,  life gets in the way sometimes,  ya know?!
Well here is my version, in the form of a tag, of the Shabby Chic technique.   Thanks for looking!

Tag- Club Scrap
Fibers- stash
Stamp- Artifacts Sunburst wood mounted from Club Scrap
Flower- daisy punches: Fiskars large and McGill medium
Stencil Art is Fact- Artifacts Collection Club Scrap
Idea ology gears and spinners
clock embellie- Club Scrap
Black Distress ink on edges

Saturday, July 3, 2010

It has been way too long...

So sorry I have not posted in such a long time.
Today I was inspired by a fellow blogger,  Laura,  who makes awesome technique videos using some live feeds,  and has a totally cool BLOG!   Please check her out!   So fun!   And her ideas are so unique!  Love them!

I emailed Laura,  and she gave me permission to show you my version of the Sunburst Mini Album she designed!   So cool,  check out her video HERE!

I used Club Scrap Design Classics papers from Fossils and Textiles and Notions.
The pages form these cool pockets that you can use to put some tags in.  Very cool idea,  thanks Laura!



























Thursday, June 17, 2010

Home Town Swap LFB

Made this cute little book with a technique I learned thru Club Scrap.  Fun pages are from a Hometown Little Fat Book Swap during Winter PSL over at CS!   Really cool to get pages from folks on my team,  showing what makes home special to them!
All papers are Club Scrap's Twist of Lime FFC collection.


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Castaway Digi Layout

I love digital scrapping!   When you just want to play around with some really awesome embellishments and don't want to drag out all the supplies,  digi can't be beat.  Everything in this layout is made with the Club Scrap digital Castaway kit.   Love all the cool shells and foliage.   And now Club Scrap makes their ribbon embellies in several different interesting shapes/groupings.  All done for you.

This is my daughter and husband playing in the waves over the Memorial Day Weekend.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

A new addition to our family...

meet our brand new kitten Dusty!   We adopted her this morning from the MSPCA.  She is so sweet.   Just learning the ropes of kitten hood.  


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Book of Me Challenge!

Over at Club Scrap they are doing a Book of Me Challenge.  I have been working along on it  using my digital software program!   It is called iScrapbook and is really easy to use with my Club Scrap digi kits!

The challenge is on it's fifth challenge and this time we are talking about where we come from.  We can talk about our parents,  ancestry or family treasures.   I like having a group of layouts that talk about me and my experiences.    Most of my scrapbooking revolves around my kids and family.  






















Digital kit used  Mirror Mirror Club Scrap

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Not a winner...

















of Tim's blog challenge,  but I had such an awesome time playing along!
Definitely check out his blog to see all the awesome projects, layouts and cards that did win!

This is what the lucky winners will get,  it is a discontinued tin for the Distress inks.  COOL!
Congrats to all the winners!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

How I Distress!


Tim Holtz is having a fun little challenge on his blog on how we use our Distress inks.   So here is my entry.

I used mostly Vintage Photo Distress ink.  
The stamped images are using Adirondack Black Archival ink.
Club Scrap Poetic Harlequin Stamp
Club Scrap Casual Centennial quote stamp
Birdhouse is my own design using corrugated cardboard from an Apple computer packaging box
Alterations flower die cuts Sizzix (a RAK from my dear friend Pat from CS)
Buttons (Giveaway from Colorful Creations Blog)
Stickles (Giveaway from CK friend Amanda's Blog)
Dragonfly idea from a CK friend's post.  Wings are from a piece of Alterations die cut flower cut,  paper is from Club Scrap Henna collection
All papers are Club Scrap.  Most are from the Castaway collection.
I used Club Scrap Book Binding Glue to assemble the birdhouse (awesome stuff)!!!