Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Come check out my project today for Authentique Paper and Love My Tapes! I just loved being able to use their great washi and fabric tape again! PS. There is a mini tutorial on the adorable trees... :)
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Monday, October 29, 2012

MWM: Coral 6

I haven't played along with the MWM lately. It's been a little hectic. We are partially packed, a lot unpacked... And I'm struggling with the want to pack everything up. There's always this question of whether or not we will need something in the next few weeks. Although, the reality of packing stuff up and not caring that it's gone is also a realization that we might have too much stuff.

Anyway... Here is this week's MWM: Coral 6. There was a lot that I liked about the original sketch, although this layout ended up nothing like the sketch. Know however, the intent was there originally.
It was important to document this event. This little house has been so great to us. And even though we are moving into a much larger (and more size appropriate) house for four people, our first little house will always be home to us. It is bittersweet to see the cuteness of our little home, and know at some point soon, it will be instead be home for someone else. Pin It

Friday, October 26, 2012

Studio Calico Layout and a Birthday Card

I've not been crafting like I like to. Well, I made another layout, but haven't gone to Costco to actually grab any photos. I'm that crafter right now. We're in the middle of moving currently. Or rather, in the middle of packing stuff we don't use, while keeping the stuff we do use daily out. For instance: most of my clothes right now are in boxes. Fun, huh? And we don't move for another three weekends.

Anyway... Here's a layout that I created using a photo of Miss I that was taken just days before Little R was born. I even used the sketch from Studio Calico's sketch from 10/14.

This is a cute Silhouette file that I used for a birthday card. I've been a little lax this week and forgot to send it. I'm thinking I shouldn't be in charge of much lately. 
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AUTHENTIQUE PAPER: Dual Purpose Treat Holders

Check out how I made these cuties on today's Authentique Paper blog post!

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

AUTHENTIQUE PAPER: October Inspiration Color Challenge

Come play with us! My fellow ladies over at the Authentique Design Team have come up with some fantastic projects.
Make sure that you post your new projects to this link: AUTHENTIQUE PAPER: October Inspiration Color Challenge. I cannot wait to see what you create! Pin It

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Random iPhone Photos of Cards

Just a few cards to brighten your day. These are a combo of cards that I snapped with my iPhone. The pics are okay, but not as great as they could be :)
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

MoxieFabWorld and Authentique!!

Today, one of my favorite sites, MoxieFabWorld, is showcasing the Enchanted collection by Authentique. I simply loved playing with this line!
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Monday, October 15, 2012


For my 200th Post Prize, the winner is #12. Sandi Pressley

Sandi's favorite color is aqua. Good for me, as it's one of mine too!! Sandi, I will be emailing you later today for some contact information.
For the ScrapbookSteals/Love My Tapes Blog Hop, the winner is #52, Belldoubleyou

belldoubleyou-October 14, 2012 7:33 PM

"Weaving with tape -- so fun! It's a kind of meta-weaving; since it's fabric tape, the tape itself is already woven... very cool."

Belldoubleyou, I will try to get ahold of you via your blog today.

Thanks for playing along! Just an FYI... We are moving in a month, so I know that I will be going through my scrappy stuff again soon to find somethings to send your way!!!
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AUTHENTIQUE PAPER: Fall Decor and 3L Adhesives

Here's a little sneak peek for you to go visit the Authentique blog today. I create a fun Fall "Pinspired" decor item using both Authentique Paper and 3L Adhesives.
I LOVE the new Thankful Collection! It's just the prettiest thing ever. And that gorgeous little crocheted flower from my lovely friend Cathryn... Swoon!! Pin It

Friday, October 12, 2012

ScrapbookSteals & Love My Tapes Blog Hop!

Good Morning fellow ScrapbookStealers! Heather here. You're here for the Love My Tapes Fabric Tape Blog Hop! If you are following in order, you should have gotten here from ScrapbookSteals. Don't forget to visit everyone's pages and leave a comment.  Scrapbook Steals will draw a name from all the comments to win a $20 Scrapbook Steals gift certificate. Remember, you have until 11:59MST on Sunday, October 14th, to leave your comment.  Every comment is a chance to win! Here is the blog order, just in case.
  1. ScrapbookSteals - http://scrapbooksteals.stealnetwork.com/
  2. Heather Conklin - http://goldiecar.blogspot.com/  (You are here—leave a comment!)
  3. Robin F.M. Jones –http://www.custom-comforts.blogspot.com/
  4. Gloria Stengel – http://www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com/
  5. Kat Ancheta – http://creat-w-kat.com/
  6. Teresa Fenstermacher – http://teresajaye.blogspot.com/
  7. Katherine Shamel – http://www.delightfuldesignsbykatherine.com/blog/
I had SO much fun being a guest designer for ScrapbookSteals. I had never used Fabric Tape, and Love My Tapes' Fabric Tape was wonderful!
For this first card, I used the Fabric Tape instead of ribbon. It seriously is so easy to use!!
After making a really simple card, I then decided to try my hand at weaving the Fabric Tape. Because it is sticky, it was easy to create the pattern. To make it all meet, I kept the paper lengths longer until it was time to cut the edges clean.

I love a pretty Moleskine notebook. This one was super fun to cover the seam in the notebook. To make the Fabric Tape stay longer, I ran it over the edges of the notebook. LOVE THIS!!
And my last card, an adorable Christmas card. The trees are simple half circles, that have Fabric Tape on one side. Then, they are folded into thirds and adhered to the paper. There is also a top and bottom border using the tape as well. 

I really loved using Love My Tapes Fabric Tape. It was super easy to create projects with, and cannot wait to snag a few more patterns and colors to add to my collection. If you want to purchase Love My Tapes Fabric Tape, make sure that you head over to ScrapbookSteals.com to pick some up today. SS has a steal each day at 9 AM and 9 PM MST. They also have some great contests, sketches and various techniques and information on their great blog!


I will be choosing my own winner from the comments on this blog using Random.org. I have a few Christmas sticker sets and some matching American Crafts ribbon to send on to some lovely commenter. I'll choose someone on Monday morning :)

Now that you've seen my work, please head on to Robin F.M. Jones' blog: http://www.custom-comforts.blogspot.com/ to see what she has created using Love My Tapes Fabric Tape.
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Thursday, October 11, 2012

AUTHENTIQUE & Unity Stamp Company Blog Hop

Good Morning everyone! Welcome to the Authentique and Unity Stamp "Project Inspiration Blog Hop"! If you came from Shellye's blog over at The Papered Cottage, you're in the right spot. If you would like to start from the beginning at the Unity Stamp Blog.

In case you got lost along the way, here is the blog list.
Heather Conklin - http://goldiecar.blogspot.com/   <--------------------- YOU ARE HERE!

For today's project, I created something that I've been meaning to create now for three years, a "December Daily" mini album. I know that October is a little early to be making something for the holidays. Normally I am never so prepared, or early with most anything. It just so happens that we are going to be moving in the near future, so my scrappy area will be "mostly" packed up for awhile. I'm planning ahead. And with the gorgeous Christmas and Santa stamps that I had available to use, I couldn't resist!

See!! Isn't that Santa just adorable?!?! With my December Mini Album, I decided to sprinkle the stamps in various places, both in ink and embossing. I started with a Silhouette cut of "December" using last year's Wonder line and some cream cardstock. The cover was covered in Festive's Merry. I also used Details, some May Arts ribbon, a couple of button pearls, and a neat skeleton key that I found at the hardware store.
In each page, I combined both cardstock, Authentique papers, Authentique Details and Unity Stamps.
I loved embossing with the Unity Stamps. They made such clean images.
Doesn't the embossing look great on this one? I just loved how the snowflakes popped in black!
I even was able to use some more of the Wonder in a few pockets throughout the book. I really love how the older lines blend with the great new ones!
The Santa Claus was just too adorable!!
And a little pocket envelope for a letter to Santa.
I couldn't resist using the large quote stamp a few times.
And Christmas Day! I cannot wait to enter the photos for this day.
I really hope that you enjoyed seeing my Christmas Mini Album. Now that you've seen my work, please continue to Jen's blog over at The Buck Stamps Here. Have a great day, and make sure to comment on each blog as you go. Both Authentique and Unity have some lovely prizes!!

Authentique Collections: Festive Collection, Peaceful Collection, Wonder Collection, papers and Details
Unity Stamp Company: Velvet and Lace Flowers in Buttercream
Other Products: 3L Adhesives: Dimensional pop dots, Imagine Crafts Ink: Olive Grove, Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves, VersaMark, May Arts Woven Burlap ribbon, hardware skeleton key, found pearl buttons, AC embossing powder, Echo Park brads, Basic Grey brad, kraft paper, Core'dinations cardstock, Bazzill cardstock, Hambly overlay, Cinch binding, Twinery twine, Jolee's stickers
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Happy 200 Posts!!! Thank You & a Giveaway!!-CLOSED

When I realized that I was going to create my 200th post, and I had 100 followers, I just had to celebrate. First, thank you! I love being able to share what I love to do with you. Here are a "baker's dozen" of cards to show you how much!! Love that StudioCalico HeyDay!
Secondly... I would love to celebrate YOU! If you would comment, I'd love to put your name in for a giveaway! If you are a regular reader, you know how much I like to combine various papers and embellishments into "kits". I would love to make you a card kit based on a color that you like. Papers, ribbons, embelishments, OHMY! Comment with the color that you like, or even a patterned paper that you enjoy, and I will try to match your idea. Also, let me know a way to contact you; blog, email, whatever. I will let Random.org pick a winner on Sunday 8 AM.

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Saturday, October 6, 2012


Good Morning folks! It's World Cardmaking Day!! For this month's Authentique sketch contest, I made a cute little card using the new Peaceful line. I just love the pops of green that are in this line!!
Come play with the sketches!! Here are both the card and the layout sketches. Didn't Emily do a great job?!?!

For the next two cards, I just played around with the Lively collection. It was staring me down with it's lovely and bright patterns. I couldn't resist!! I just love how easy the two cards came together.
Authentique: Peaceful Collection: Frost, Solitude and Details; Lively: Flutter, Spirited, Chipper, Vibrant and Details
Petaloo: Velvet and Lace Flowers in Buttercream
Imagine Crafts: Memento Ink Pear Tart and Rich Cocoa
3L Adhesives: Dimensional pop dots
Other Products: iRock gems, ribbon, Studio Calico/Hero stamp, AC Embossing powder, MarthaStewart punch
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Happy Card Making Day! (& Happy Birthday to the Mr.)

This morning Miss I and I got up early to make a birthday card and breakfast for the hubs. It also just happens to be World Card Making Day. And Oktoberfest. But that's another story :)

This card was made with Basic Grey papers, using a Studio Calico stamp set, and a Silo cut. Miss I picked the cupcake and colors. Pretty good for a three year old!
 A shout out to Paper Issues, who is also celebrating World Cardmaking Day!!
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Thursday, October 4, 2012

More Gossamer Blue Cards... MCM #102

I really do love the Gossamer Blue kit that I received from The Scrap Review last month. I'm still using it. There was SOOO much stuff! I loved the feminine touches to both of these cards. I even know the recipients :)
I used Kristy's MCM (Monday Card Madness) Sketch #102 for both of these. Of course, I had to change it up though.
Thanks for stopping by!! I'm on post 197... Almost 200! I'm going to have a little giveaway when I hit the big 2-0-0!! Pin It