Saturday, January 21, 2012

IIG Birthday Blog Hop


Yeah! It's our 3rd year! In this day and age with so many scrapbooking blogs, it is great that we are still an active blog after 3 years! Sooo, thank you to all of our followers who have supported us!!!
We have a little blog hop going on today to help us celebrate! We hope you will enjoy and be inspired as you make your way through each of the Groovy Chics blogs! The DT will be showing special projects they have each made using the letters from the word "Birthday"!
You should have arrived here from Tammy's blog with letter 'R'! That means that I have the letter 'T'. I have a few fun projects that I made for you . . . I think I chose the easiest letter! hehe
So let's start with a TAG!!!
This tag was very Timmy inspired. I used my roller through distress inks for the background. I then stamped the flourishes with a distress ink, going off the edge of the tag.
I had so much fun with this metal! I embossed it using my Cuttlebug. I then took some alcohol inks over it to add color. Then I sanded it back down so the embossing would show clearer. Yes, those are real birthday candles, wrapped up with twine and tied in a bow.
I then wrote out my sentiment and punched out a circle. I then used glossy accents to adhere it to the back of a fragment tag. Tied it on with twine and added some scrap ribbon to finish off my birthday TAG!
The next item I made was a TREAT bag! I took some candy hearts and put in a ziploc bag! Then made the top by folding cardstock over the top. I decorated it with some eyelets to tie the ribbon through. The heart was stamped and then punched into a circle, inked the edges and pop dotted. Then I simply used alpha stickers to say "U R A Sweet Heart". Fun gift for teacher or you could make smaller for classmates! Or what about just giving to that special loved one!
Oh, but let's not forget about a ceramic TILE! This is a 6x6 ceramic tile that I decorated to be used for home decor. I cut the "JOY" out of vinyl and adhered. I then hot glued the ribbon on and added the embellishments! A little bling of course! So simple!
Oh, and since you all know me so well, you know that you can't get by without some TORN PAPER!! Whether it's on a birthday card like this one or on a scrapbook page, torn paper is a must for accomplishing that distressed look! So here is my birthday card to IIG with some torn paper on it!
I hope you have found some inspiration with my projects using the letter 'T' from birthday! Now it's time to hop on over to Sheena's blog at
to see what she has prepared for you using the letter 'H'!
Happy Birthday If It's Groovy!!! I have enjoyed being a part of you for the past 2 years! Love, Heather

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Oh Baby!!!!

This month's challenge over at IIG was to have negative space! Well, here is what I did for my part on the design team!! Meet Keaton . . . the newest addition to Shane's side of the family! He is our first great-nephew! Isn't he adorable?????

Made this page using mostly Simple Stories Baby Steps collection! Add some glimmer mist, a prima flower, a button and just a little extra and here you go!!!

Thanks for stopping by and letting me show off a real sweetheart!
Till next time ~ Heather

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

From snowy Indiana . . .

Just a couple little things I want to mention . . .

First, this weekend is the big birthday blog hop over at If It's Groovy! Don't forget to stop by and follow along the blog hop for some great inspiration, some chances to win some RAK's and to see what BIRTHDAY means to our design team!!!

Also, I recently celebrated my birthday! WOOHOO!!!! For my birthday, I went to Archivers and purchased 2 items that I REALLY wanted . . . the Tim Holtz cargo case and trinket case! For a great description, check out Tim's video at He gives lots of amazing ideas of how to fill these storage boxes . . . and also a look at a new paper storage case that will be previewing at CHA 2012!!! Be sure to check it out!

Want to see what my cases are holding? Check back in a few days and I will pics to share with you of how I filled my cases! Oh yes, filled . . . as in I need another one! Pretty sure that will be happening SOON!!!

Love ya'll! Stay warm!!!! ~Heather