Monday, March 1, 2010

Wizards & Monsters

Wow!  I can't believe it's already March 1st! 

Today is officially my first day on the Category Stories Design Team.  We have a very cool prompt this month:  "__________ was one of her very best friends." 

As I note, "Yes.  I'm a nerd!" 

I'm guessing those of you who aren't Harry fans don't get the three rings...they're the Quiddich's a game played on broomsticks with 4 balls and...oh, you don't care!  As mentioned, yes, I'm a nerd. 

My journaling reads, "I read 29 books in 2009 - 21 were Harry Potter! Quiddich.  Butterbeers at the Three Broomsticks.  Accio Firebolt!  Expecto Patronum!  Severus Snape - Oh u no u ~heart~ him!  Invisibility cloak.  Don't make me go Avada Kadavra on your ass!  Yes.  I'm a nerd."  These are some of the things I wish I could do/see/have.  And, yes, I'm 1/2 way thru my 4th tour with Harry.  I just get to the end of the 7th book and feel like I'm losing a bff so I have to start over again.  And, no, it never gets old and yes, I discover new things everytime.  Yes.  I'm a nerd.  Haven't we established that yet??

The paper and fabric from which I cut the hearts are yummies from the Ninja Addicts "Don't Get It Twisted"  kit.  Of course I had to stitch - my "thang".  Harry is cut out of a box of valentines. 

Head on over to the Category Stories site to check out what the rest of the team made for your inspiration.  I love that we all had such different takes on the prompt.  And be sure to play along with us for your chance to win this amazing piece of art by Amy Lapi:


Today is also the first color challenge for March over on the Design Dollies.  LOVE this color combo:

Royal blue, sky blue, and lime green.

I couldn't believe I actually had the perfect piece of paper for this!!!  Every single piece on this layout except for the "Rawr!" letter stickers are from the Ninja Addicts "Mommy's Little Monster" kit

The Social Distortion song "Mommy's Little Monster" was an anthem to my teen years.  And I've been calling my son "Mommy's Little Monster" since day 1 so how perfect is this kit for us??!!!! 

Love the little Fimo dino made by Ninja Master Nely!  Too cute!  And the feltie dino montage made by Ninja Master Ally.  These chickies ROCK!  I also like that in this pic you get a sense of how cool and rainbow-y the ponchello is. 

Hop on over to the Dollies site to check out what the rest of the team made.  These girlies are so talented!!!!!!!!!!!!  I love being a part of this amazing group!

Hope you have a great Monday!



Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

omg!!!! U sooooooooooooooooooo rock!!! i love love love love both of these!!! *nerd*...that makes me giggle!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the stitched circles! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

jillofallcrafttrades said...

seriously Heidi,the Harry Potter layout ROCKS have i told you before I love your outlook on,well,just about everything!Theres nothing wrong with nerding it up,everyones a nerd,its just the uber nerds taht are brave enough to admit it!haha you rcok and so do your layouts!

Mod Podge Amy said...

Your stuff is awesome - love!

Sandra said...

Oh..I'm so glad I read your post ( little bit late) about you and Harry Potter! I'm just a fan like you are...Have all 7 books in dutch, english and swedish...and have read them at least 3 times..!
Love your layout!!!!

Vel said...


Of COURSE I got the three rings and oh yes I do heart Severus...I totally cried while reading *that* part of the last book. ~sigh~

Love your work to pieces!

lauren said...

wizards -n- monstas: i don't get much better than that!!! ♥♥♥ i love BOTH of these, so brilliant and creative and clever! my fave bits are the quiddich rings and the dino's "RAWR", respectively, but really i just love the LO's in their entirety!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

U are soooooooooooooo FUNNY!!!! Hehehehehehe...if U had one more say U could do your FAVE FRIENDS lo tonight with lol lol....that's ok...I will be working on this weeks ST sketch there is our balance!! LOL!!!! Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee this lo...thanks for playing along with us! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jeanet said...

Wow..that is such an awesome LO!Love it!And I love your other layouts too!Gorgeous work!
Thank you so much for playing along with us at Fave Things!!

Jenneke said...

GREAT layouts!! LOVE the background of the Harry Potter layout!! And the color combo of the DD one is awesome!!

Thanks so much for playing with us at TAAFOMFT!