Cats in the Christmas tree

July 22, 2014

I remember when Max (my 18 year old cat) was a kitten and trouble with the Christmas tree.  While he never actually climbed into the tree, he did break his share of ornaments.  Now that he’s an old man he loves to sleep under the tree.  I used the Monthly Christmas digi by Digistamps4Joy called “Irresistible Bling” for today’s card.  

HeatherM using Digistamps4Joy "Irresistible Bling" digi

 

 

I’m entering this one in the following challenges:
Digistamps4Joy “Monthly Christmas Challenge – July
Art by Mi Ran “Anything Goes
Doodle Pantry “Make it Christmas
Crafting at the Weekend “Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments “Hand Colored Image
Crafting from the Heart “Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion “Christmas in July
Through the Craft Room Door “Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge “Christmas in July
Sweet Stampin’ Christmas “Kraft at Christmas


A decorative square svg and dxf files

July 19, 2014

I’m getting a bit bored with my selection of square files, so I thought that I would make a new one.  

IHM Decorative square svg and dxf files

The download is a zip file with a single layer svg file for use with any version of SCAL and a dxf file.

My files are for personal use only.  Feel free to link to this post, but the files are not to be shared or distributed in any way.

Download the files here.


Another snowman in July

July 18, 2014

I have another snowman card today.  I used the Stamp of the Month digi by From the Heart Stamps called “Winter Friends” and the current sketch from I {heart} Card Sketches.  

HeatherM using From The Heart Stamps "Winter Friends" digi

I’m entering this one in the following challenges:
I {heart} Card Sketches “Sketch 074
From The Heart Stamps “July Stamp of the Month
Catch the Bug “Christmas in July Photo Inspiration (I picked blue and white from the photo)”
Holly Jolly Christmas “Christmas Critters
Artistic Impressions “Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments “Christmas in July
Through the Craft Room Door “Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz “Anything Goes
Card Mania “How Charming
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge “Anything Goes-July


Let it Snow!

July 17, 2014

We’ve been having unseasonably cool weather lately.  Really nice temperatures to work or play outside, though not quite cool enough to build a snowman (even if my kids did ask me about snow yesterday when everyone was wearing sweatshirts or jackets).  I do have a snowman card today though.  A Crafty Sentiments freebie digi called “Let it Snow”.  

HeatherM using Crafty Sentiments "Let it Snow" digi

I’m entering this one in the following challenges:
Hiding in my Craft Room “Super Scraps Saturday
Catch the Bug “Christmas in July Bingo
Crafting from the Heart “Anything Goes
Artistic Impressions “Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments “Christmas in July
Through the Craft Room Door “Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty “Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz “Anything Goes
Card Mania “How Charming
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge “Anything Goes-July


A Christmas sea turtle

July 14, 2014

Today’s card was made using a Lacy Sunshine digi called “Shelly C.Turtle’s Candy Cane” and Sunday’s sketch from Bugaboo’s Christmas in July Challenge.  

HeatherM using Lacy Sunshine "Shelly C. Turtle's Candy Cane" digi

 

I’m entering this one in the following challenges:
Catch the Bug “Christmas in July Sketch
Penny’s Paper-Crafty “Anything Goes
Open-Minded Crafting “Water, Water, Everywhere
Hiding in my Craft Room “Super Scraps Saturday
Lacy Sunshine “Under the Sea – Christmas in July
Artistic Impressions “Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas “Christmas Critters
Charisma Cardz “Anything Goes
Art by Mi Ran “Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin’ Christmas “Kraft at Christmas


Magic wands

July 12, 2014

There are all sorts of tutorials online for magic wands using anything from dowels to hot glue filled paper tubes.  I thought that I would share the wands that I made this week using what I had on hand.  The bases were dead branches from my River Birch trees. (If you’ve ever had one you know that they constantly shed dead branches.)  I used a sharp knife and then sandpaper to remove the bark and smooth out all of the little side branches.  One wand was colored with Distress Ink and the other two with alcohol markers.  The handles were made with hot glue that I covered in embossing powder and melted with a heat tool.  Working with the hot glue was a lot like making glass beads.  You have to keep it moving or it will sag (part of why some things weren’t quite the shape I was aiming for, and complicated by the embossing powder having a different stiffness than the glue when hot).  Finally I gave them a coat of glossy gel medium to seal them and make them shiny.  The main point is, just use what you have on hand whether it’s acrylic paint or Mod Podge.  

Magic wands by HeatherM

 

 


Birthday Cupcake

July 8, 2014

Today’s card was made using a Designed 2 Delight digi called “Spring Cupcake” and the current sketch from Digi Sketch Challenge.  

HeatherM using Designed 2 Delight "Spring Cupcake" digi

I’m entering this one in the following challenges:
Digi Sketch Challenge “In the Garden (T, S)”
Paper-Crafting Journey “Flower Power
Crafty Catz “Stars or Stripes or Both
The East Wind “Ribbon
Crafting from the Heart “Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door “Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly “Stars & Stripes
Catch the Bug “Anything Goes
Crafting at the Weekend “Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations “Summer Blooms


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