Thursday, December 31, 2009

Holiday Blog Candy Will End Tonight

This blog candy is now CLOSED..... I will be back later today with the lucky winner.

This is just a reminder for those interested, to sign up for my holiday blog candy. It will end tonight at 11:59 PM PST. Spread the word and I wish you all luck and the best New Years Eve!!


All things are Heaven sent.

New Years Eve..... and Tilda with Flower

Hard to believe that today is the last day of year 2009, where has the time gone. I did not accomplish as much as I had planned and so next year, it is packed full of a LOT of activities, etc.

How many have made their lists of 'New Years Resolutions'?? I have and it is not just one but several. I have been slack in some areas and this year, I really want to challenge myself to get them moving forward again. So what are they?
1) Of course the first on the list is health, so I plan to cut out my sweet treats and do more exercising, which will include both swimming and walking.
2) I plan to make a few Christmas cards each month so that I am done by September/October.
3) I need to do more research and try to find an 'at home' job (If you know of anything, I would LOVE to hear from you). Due to my husbands disability, I can not work out and my health insurance just jumped up over $150 more a month - Yikes!! We can barely afford our current bills.
4) I want to start selling cards and beaded projects I make.
5) Long range goal is to design a line of digital stamps.

I think that should keep me more than busy, don't you think??


Today, I have a new card for you. It is Tilda, holding a flower. I used an older sketch from 'A Spoonful of Sugar'. I used a large snowflake punch in the two coordinating colors to add design to the white circle. I added a larger bead on the ribbon for a final touch. Hope you like it....

DP - Scribble Scrabble
Image - Tilda with Sunflower from Magnolia
Others - Large Standard Circle Die from Spellbinder, Large snowflake punch from Martha Stewart, White brads from Basic Grey, Blue Floral Doodle by Petaloo, Silk flower, Bead and Prismacolor markers.

Hope everyone has a wonderful New Years Eve day/evening and stay SAFE.

All things are Heaven sent.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tilda & Emma

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week thus far. Does your home look like the picture here... I know many of you are being hit with much snow and ice. I pray that you will be safe and warm. We finally had our first snowfall last night, it is all going away today but it is sure pretty to look at.

I have been so busy lately and have not had enough time to 'play' in my craft room but I finally finished a card I was working on. She is Tilda sitting pretty with a ray of rhinestones, wishing a Heartfelt Thanks to someone special.

I used Spellbinder standard and scalloped circle dies, the Martha Stewart border punch (this is one of my favorites) under the ribbons and a Cuttlebug die for the corner accents. I layered three different ribbons together and I liked how it came together (the second ribbon is very sparkly but the picture does not do it justice). I used pop dots to have Tilda and the sentiment stand out more. I love the K & Co papers and I distressed it with a coordinating color. The inside, I followed the same theme, using that gorgeous K & Co papers.

Hope you like her....


I have another card I want to share with you. It is one that my sister made and gave to me... oh, she is so cute and I am lucky to have it. The image is Emma from 'Fred She Said' and I love her dress. She did a fabulous job coloring her and adding that ribbon flower was the perfect touch.

And last but not least, I had to laugh when our dog had to go outside for a short time when it was snowing outside and when he came back in, he looked like he had a bad case of dandruff. LOL

Have a blessed day.
All things are Heaven sent.

Monday, December 28, 2009

I'm Still Here.....

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Ours was busy but oh, so fun to be with my family.
So, did Santa bring you what you wanted - I would love to hear about your treasures.

I have been 'chill-in' these past couple of days so I will get myself back into my craft room today and start making some new projects. Hopefully, I will have something to share with you tomorrow.

I have also been blog hopping and there are sooooo many talented people out there...and boy, do I have a lot to learn yet.

Well I guess I have rambled on long enough, just wanted to let you know that I am still around. I am fighting a headache today, so will go take some extra strength Tylenol and have a can of Pepsi... believe it or not, it seems to work.

All things are Heaven sent.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Wednesday

Merry Christmas

It is hard to believe that it is the day before Christmas Eve. I have been so busy with all the last minute activities and have had no time to post.

I apologize for not giving you the answers to my last Christmas trivia questions.... they are:
1) What was the shape of the candy cane modeled after? Shepards Crook
2) Which star led the Three Kings to Jesus? Star of Bethlehem
3) When you go Wassailing, what is it that you are doing? Going to visit neighbors & receiving goodies
4) What was pictured on the first stamp printed for the Christmas season? A Rose 5) What was the poem commonly known as "The Night Before Christmas" was originally titled? A visit from St. Nicholas

I have a card in progress but will not have it completed until after Christmas.

Just a reminder to everyone about the holiday blog candy that I am giving away. I have not figured out how to keep it posted at the top of my blog yet so I hope you will check it out and sign up.

I want to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas - Many have their own beliefs but for me - Christ is the Reason for the Season. God gave us at Christmas time the most precious gift we could ever get, a Savior. From King James, this is part of the story of Jesus' birth:

Luke 2:8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
Luke 2:9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
Luke 2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
Luke 2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Blessings and Hugs
All things are Heaven sent.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Holiday Blog Candy

This candy is CLOSED..... I will be back later today with the lucky winner.

Happy Sunday everyone!!

I have a surprise for you and this is a first for me. I have not hit any milestones yet but wanted to send some cheer your way by offering you or the lucky winner some New Years blog candy. I know, Christmas is just around the corner but I thought this would get us motivated for the New Year and I could not think of a better way to kick off the New Year.

It is hard to believe that I have been blogging since last September and having a great time. I have been lucky enough to win a couple blog candies and was so surprised, as I usually do not win anything. I have also made some wonderful friends.

This candy has mostly a 'winters' theme but is also has a smidgen of Christmas & other goodies - good for those next years' projects.

My New Years blog candy consists of:
Basic Grey (Eskimo Kisses) 6x6 paper pad
Snowflakes Winter Wonderland Dazzlers by Petaloo
Florettes Winter Wonderland Dazzlers by Petaloo
Faux Diamond Rhinestones by Recollections
Faux Aqua Basics Rhinestones by Kaiser Crafts
Holiday Clear Stamp set by Studio G
White Liquid Applique by Marvy
White Opaque Pen by Inkssentials
Metal Bird Charms by Blue Moon
Fresh Stickers Snowman set by K & Co.
Friendship Rub On Sentiments by PSX
Bag of Embellishments

I will draw the winner on New Year's Day, January 1, 2010! To be eligible to win this delightful candy, you must:

1) Become a follower (if you are not already) here at Heavenly Paper Crafts
2) Link your blog (only once) with Mr. Linky by 11:59 PM on December 31, 2009
3) Spread the word by posting my blog candy photo in the sidebar of your blog with a link back to my blog.
4) I would love for you to leave a comment but it is NOT required to win.

Good luck to all !!!! Come back on January 1, 2010 and I will announce the winner.

All things are Heaven sent.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Happy Friday

Happy Friday everyone!!!

Wow, hard to believe that we are fast approaching Christmas day. I hope that you are all ready and now relaxing until the big day.

I found some great instructions on how to make a 'no tape' box & lid at The Character Cafe, here is a picture of the box bottom... . I will be giving this a try for I need a couple small boxes and it is nice to receive a handmade one, all decorated. Hope it comes in handy for you too.

Now for the answers to yesterdays Christmas trivia:
1) Which state was the first to recognize Christmas as a holiday? ALABAMA - it became a national holiday in 1870
2) The Christmas classic The Nutcracker was written by whom? TCHAIKOVSKY - it was written in 1891-92
3) Which of these was one of the three wise men? GASPAR - Gideon or Malcolm? Gaspar - Melchior & Balthasar were the other two
4) In the Christmas classic "A Christmas Carol" how many ghosts visit scrooge? FOUR - they are the ghosts of Christmas past, present, future and his business partner Marley
5) Who delivers gifts in Denmark? NISSE - he is notorious for his pranks

Todays Christmas Trivia questions are:
1) What was the shape of the candy cane modeled after?
2) Which star led the Three Kings to Jesus?
3) When you go Wassailing, what is it that you are doing?
4) What was pictured on the first stamp printed for the Christmas season?
5) What was the poem commonly known as "The Night Before Christmas" was originally titled?

I wanted to let you know about some great blog candies that are available - see the links on my side bar.
1) Serendepity is celebrating her 40th birthday!!
2) Sweet 'N' Crafty hit her 74,000 blog hits!!
3) Prairie Fairy will have a new web site with new digi stamps!!
4) Milnie has some blog candy for being a follower.

Sorry, I do not have a new card for you today. I am trying to finish up a blanket.... almost done, then I will be able to get back to my paper crafts.

Have a wonderful day.
All things are Heaven sent.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Cherry Kisses & Christmas Trivia #2

Happy Thursday.

Even though the temps have come back to the normal 40-50 degrees we are used to, it has been really raining big time. I sure cannot complain, it is much better than all the snow that others are struggling with.

Christmas Trivia... I hope you had fun trying to figure out the answers to yesterdays questions... so here are the answers:
1) Which country created eggnog? ENGLAND
2) Christmas Ridge is located in what underwater mountain range? PACIFIC OCEAN
3) How much did it cost to send a Christmas card within the same city early in the Victorian era? NOTHING
4) This state was the last to declare Christmas a legal holiday? OKLAHOMA
5) What carol demands figgy pudding? WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS

Today's Christmas Trivia Questions #2 are:
1) Which state was the first to recognize Christmas as a holiday?
2) The Christmas classic The Nutcracker was written by whom?
3) Which of these was one of the three wise men? Gaspar, Gideon or Malcolm?
4) In the Christmas classic "A Christmas Carol" how many ghosts visit scrooge?
5) Who delivers gifts in Denmark?

Hope you are having some fun with these... they are fun to look up and learn myself. I will provide the answers tomorrow with more new trivia.


Now for today's card. I love this image and had to make another card with her... she is just too cute. This time I paired her up with some Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses DP - I love this paper, which went perfect with the embellishments and layout. Nothing special to explain so here you go.

Glad you stopped by to check it out, I would love for you to leave me a comment.

CS - DCWV & Pebbles in my Pocket
DP Basic Grey - Eskimo Kisses
Image - Cherry Kisses from Tales of Pollycraft
Glittzers foam accents (snowman/snowflakes & icicles) by nicolecrafts
Others - ribbon, glitter, gems and Prismacolor markers

All things are Heaven sent.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Winter Teddy & Christmas Quiz #1

Morning everyone... hard to believe we are half way through the week already.

I was doing a little Christmas trivia research and found some very interesting and fun facts... one is: In 1962, the U.S.Postal Service first did what? The answer = Issued it's first Christmas stamp. Now I would have thought this would have occurred a lot farther back than 1962.

Here is a little more trivia for you to think about... I will list them today and give you the answers tomorrow.
1) Which country created eggnog?
2) Christmas Ridge is located in what underwater mountain range?
3) How much did it cost to send a Christmas card within the same city early in the Victorian era?
4) This state was the last to declare Christmas a legal holiday?
5) What carol demands figgy pudding?
I hope you find this fun and will come back for more....

Now for today's card. This was a simple card and does not need any explaining, although, I noticed that I missed adding my little white accents to the image. Actually I think I did this on a few of them... have you ever done that too? Oh well, there is always next time. This cute image is from Cuddly Buddly and I liked how the felt border went with the fern background papers.

Have a wonderful day....

CS - CTMH & Pebbles in my Pocket
DP - Scribble Scrabble
Image - Winter Teddy by Cuddly Buddly, Sentiment via my computer
Others - Felt leaf border by Queen & Co., Prismacolor markers

All things are Heaven sent.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Little Santa & Christmas Traditions

Today has been a nice and relaxing day. I started making a flannel blanket and have it all sewn and now ready to tie. It is coming along nicely and I am sure my granddaughter will love it - it has little princesses on it and she is a sweet little princess (at least to me).

Here is a picture of her...

Christmas traditions - what is your favorite Christmas memories or traditions. I think the one that stands out the most for me were the times when we would go over to my parents on Christmas Eve. Now we spent ALL day together, snacking, playing table games and each year the food had a theme. My goodness, it was interesting to see what everyone would bring to go along with the theme. I think two of the most interesting ones was the fondues, now keep in mind, it met all the food group categories. Another one were waffles of ALL kinds and another one were grilled pocket sandwiches, the list goes on and on. They were fun times that I miss. Also my parents would buy a new table game and so we had to try it out... keep in mind they did this for over 30 years so they had quite a collection. Oh the fun times we had.... things are so different now and still trying to figure out what, if any traditions we have - I guess that comes with age and the passing of time.

Now for today's card. I have a little Santa for you. He was just so cute and I had fun adding fabric paint to his outfit, a pompom to his hat and I cut out and 3D his mustache, eyebrows and nose. I added flocking powder on his mustache and eyebrows which created a nice soft feel. The background paper was so pretty all by itself but I added a little more glitter to it. I added Radiant Pearls to the flowers and leaves and some other glittery accessories.

Hope you like him,

DP - K & Co
Images - Little Santa (digi) from Dustin Pike, Flowers & Leaves (digi) from Fred She Said
Punch - swirl by EK Success
Others - Spellbinder die, gold pearl, ribbon, flocking power from Martha Stewart and Prismacolor markers

All things are Heaven sent.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Tilda with Fern Basket & some Blog Candy

A new weeks starts and we have a little less than two weeks left until Christmas - Yikes!! I have 'finally' finished my Christmas cards but will probably make more and stash them away for next year.
Now to start on my granddaughters blanket.

Today, I have another Christmas card for you, this one is for the Just Magnolia challenge - it needed to be a Christmas card and so that made it easy. It is Tilda holding a basket of Christmas ferns... to create that, I punched a bunch of tiny ferns and glued them over the flowers in the basket. I also used a fair amount of glitter all over the card so it is nice and sparkly. I used some 3D stickers, gems and a charm to dress up the card... oh and I can not forget the little Santa hat - it was a bit smaller than I wanted, so I trimmed her hair a little so it would fit better.
The first picture shows the colors better for the second one turned out a bit too yellow.

That's about it for this one and thanks for stopping by.

CS - Pebbles in my Pocket
DP - Unknown
Image - Tilda with Flower Basket from Magnolia
Punches - Branch from Martha Stewart, Spiked flower from Fiskars, Small star from Marvy, Small fern from Cutting Edge
Others - 3D stickers from Pooch & Sweatheart, Santa hat from Recollections, gems, charm, glitter glue and Prismacolor markers

Now I wanted to let you know that I am planning to give away some blog candy pretty soon. Hope you will swing back again and sign up. More later on this.....

All things are Heaven sent.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Figure Eight Santa & Cookies

Things are cruising along here pretty well. Hope you are well on your way to completing those Christmas projects.

How many of you do Christmas baking and which one is your favorite? For me, it is hard to pick just one favorite but I will say the good old standbys, chocolate chip, peanut butter and of coarse sugar cookies. Although I love snicker doodles, yum, I will need to put that I my list of projects.

Today's card is using the Stamp for Fun challenge sketch #36 and a new Santa digi stamp I found at Squigglefly. He is skating figure eights around the project, well at least we can imagine him doing that. Again the card is a simple one, I was trying to keep the embellisments flat so it did not turn out as well as I would have liked. I needed something behind the glittery white foam snowflake so I punched out a spiked flower, cut it into quarters and adhered it to the back so that it sticks out. The Flower Soft adds some additional dimension to his outfit.

DP - Provo Craft
Image - Figure Eight Santa by Squigglefly
Punches - Fiskars spiked flower, Marvy small flower, Cutting Edge star, Foam snowflake, Flora Doodle flower w/gem center, Flower Soft, Ribbons and Prismacolor Markers

Thanks for stopping by

All things are Heaven sent.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Winter Tilda Hanging Out

Happy Saturday everyone.
We are about to get hit with snow and ice this weekend but luckily, it will all return to our normal rain on Monday.
Hope everyone is well and not suffering with the colds and flu's that are going around. Just found out that my grandson has the H1N1 flu, poor little guy.

I had some time to make a few cards today, some I put a little more time in and others, I was trying to hurry so that I can get my Christmas cards completed. Only 4 more to go.... it costs more to mail the ones with the fancy or bumpy embellishments so I decided to make some that were flatter. I actually found that to be hard to do, since I have been into all the fun accessories.

Well today, I have a card with Winter Tilda, following the Midnight Madness MMSC31 challenge. It is a rather simple card so will not go into a lot of details. I did put Radiant Pearls on the flowers & leaves to create some shimmer, the rest is self explanatory.

DP- Provo Craft
Image - Winter Tilda by Magnolia
Digi stamps - Flowers and leaves by Fred She Said
Sentiment - handmade on computer
Others - Martha Stewart border punch, Radiant Pearls, Pearls by Recollections

Thanks for stopping by, hope you will take time to look at my other creations.
Have a great day.

All things are Heaven sent.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Little Bear with Candy Cane

Hard to believe that another week has flown by. We are suppose to start warming up this weekend to a balmy 40 degrees, after we transition through a little snow or freezing rain. I do not plan to go anywhere for I have a ton to get done here.
My goal for the weekend is to finish any remaining Christmas cards - almost done now....
Then finish decorating the house, then I have to get going on the blanket I plan to make for my granddaughter. Plenty to keep my busy.

Today, I have a card using another great template I found on Just Magnolia under (Jane's Lovely Cards) and on her blog, it directs you to Marga's blog (Scrap Some) where you will find the template. I love this one, the actual card front section is a bit smaller than what I am used to working with but there are so many possible ways to dress it up. This is a Christmas card (what else) and I added a LOT of glitter to all the accessories and edging. I did not take a picture of the back but I added a small sentiment and left an area to sign our names. The image is a digi stamp from Dustin Pike, they have some really cute digi stamps and this was a freebie. I found some candy DP from Basic Grey that fit the design and I punched out the center of the "Happy Holiday" sentiment, mounted it on green CS and then cut out one of the little candies from the DO paper and mounted it in the center of the sentiment.... of course, I added more glitter.

Let me know what you think???

DP - Basic Grey (Eskimo Kisses)
Image - Little Bear with Candy Cane digi stamp from Dustin Pike & Happy Holidays from SU
Punches - EK Success snowflake & small flower, Martha Stewart branch
Others - Gems, glitters, fabric paint, Dress it up Button 'Bear'.

Have a great day....

All things are Heaven sent.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Skating Teddies in a Frame...

Morning everyone. Oh Brrrr - it is 'freezing' outside - litterally. Hope you are staying warm where you are.

I love the Christmas season but it sure can take a lot out of you, hate to say this but I will be glad when things slow down a bit after the new year. Although I have to get back to looking for a job.... if you know of any legitimate 'work at home' jobs in the admin/customer service, reporting, etc, send me an email, I would very much appreciate your help.

Now for today, I have been really wanting to try out this new card template that I found on 'Gramma's House of Cards', Sharon did an awesom job - she has the link to where you can find the template. It is a framed card, really fun to do and was surprised to find it was not all that hard to make. Most of it was deciding what papers and embellishments to use. I love these cute digi images from Cuddly Buddly Crafts and could not resist using the Skating Teddies - it is a free digi, so drop on over and take a look at their great stamp designs. I am not promoting them, I just really like their cute images.
On the bears, I used green Radiant pearls on the holly leaves, red fabric paint for the holly berries and liquid applique for the white fluffy areas on the hats. I do not own one of those great snowflake border punches from Martha Stewart so I punched snowflakes, added glitter to them for added sparkle and placed them around the frame. I also added glitter to a larger foam snowflake and punched a Martha Stewart leaf and then punched mini holly leaves and glued them to the other leaves, these made my own holly leaves branches ...a very pleasant discovery . The recessed area of the card, I have a graphic of some trees and snow (for the life of me, I can not remember where I found it), I added glitter to the snow for added sparkle.
The inside of the card is fairly simple and color coordinated.

Hope you like it and I really enjoy reading your comments....

DP - Basic Grey (Eskimo Kisses)
Image - Skating Teddies from Cuddly Buddly, Tree graphic - unknown
Punch - EK Success snowflake
Others - Liquid Applique, fabric paint, Radiant Pearls, Stickles glitter glue, ribbon, foam snowflake, gem, Prismacolor markers and Floral Doodle (inside)

Have a wonderful day.

All things are Heaven sent.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Catching up....

Hello everyone. Sorry that I have been MIA lately... there is soooo much to do and so little time to get everything done before Christmas. I can blame no one but myself, for I tend to wait until the last minute before I get going. That will be one of my main New Years Resolutions - start early!!

I have not had any time to make some new cards to post. One of the things I love to do is recycle Christmas cards I received from previous years. They are too pretty to throw out, so I like to cut out and make new cards with the fronts and then I may dress them up with glitter or anything else that they may need. They go together more quickly and I still end up with some nice looking cards. I always say, why waste a good thing.

I want to thank you all for being patient and stopping by to see if I have anything new.... I will try to get something by or before this weekend.

Is it cold where you are? Right now, we are having an arctic blast - luckily there is no precipitation, so we are being spared the snow but it is windy and icy cold.

I know that Thanksgiving has passed but I wanted to share a couple pictures of my grandkids.

The first one is Chace holding his new little sister Chevelle and the second is Chevelle who looks annoyed with all the fuss.... and do you notice the cat checking her out - how cute.

Have a wonderful week....

All things are Heaven sent.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Cherry Kisses Christmas

Another day and here we are. My head has been swimming with all the things that I need to get done, so I wrote them all down. Now I am checking them off, my goal is to see how many I can get done today... wish my luck - LOL.

Today, I am using this adorable image from Tales from Pollycraft. When I saw her, I thought of pink and blue... I used some embellishments that are covered with shimmery glitter. I also made my charm out of a blue heart shaped bead. I put some flocking powder (Martha Stewart) under the snowball to add a more snowy effect.

Let me know what you think?

DP - Provo Craft & DCWV
Image - Cherry Kisses digi image from Tales from Pollycraft
Others - ribbon, gem, beads, glitter glue (Stickles), flocking powder (Martha Stewart) and a snowflake and snowman embellishment, Prismacolor markers.


All things are Heaven sent.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Tilda in Pink & Green

Hard to believe that we are already starting another week...and the countdown to Christmas. My goodness, it comes so quickly.

I made a birthday card for my sister, in her favorite colors. This is Tilda in Hat Sitting from Magnolia. She is so cute and I had fun putting together the different layers. Most of it is self explanatory so I will not go into details. If you have questions, drop me a comment.

DP -
Image - Tilda with Hat Sitting from Magnolia
Punches - EK Success & Martha Stewart
Others - Spellbinder dies, ribbon, brads, pearls & Prismacolor markers


All things are Heaven sent.