Sunday, December 26, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
The gingerbread man is another card from Beth's house that we did on her Cricut. He's cut out of the front so I put some paper behind him and then offset a frame around him in the now extinct Candy Cane DSP from Stampin' Up. Have a great night - Heidi
Friday, November 26, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Then I was in Hobby Lobby to buy some paper to make envelopes for these 7 3/4" X 5 1/2" large cards and stumbled upon the kraft colored background paper that is wedding themed. I also discovered an entire stack of pearl foil paper by S.E.I. - much like the bride paper from Stampin' Up. Alas the tiles are black, white and pink so that won't match a kraft colored card. Let's go back to the bridal area and lo-and-behold I find a pack of silver rings for a different trinket to put on a card. Instead of bling let's just punch a little heart and if it isn't shiny enough we can always apply Crystal Effects or some glitter/Stickles. And the gorgeous foil paper? Well that can be sponged/daubered to whatever color you want. For the last card I used Elegant Eggplant and Mellow Moss because my friend Karen has a wedding she is going to next weekend and those are the wedding colors. She doesn't know I made it, but I'll let you know if she likes it.
I am off to trick-or-treat instead of hiding in my basement and stamping - DARN! Darth Vader (Xavier) and Batman/singer/jedi guy (Isandro - don't ask) are waiting. Have a fantastic Halloween. - Heidi
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
I don't know what has set me into a tailspin now. Okay, I do. My friend Heather, whom I love dearly, has just been told that she can start the RN program in January. And here I sit and wait! I wait for people that don't know me to decide my fate. I can't help but feel down. I left my job to go back to school full-time and I put my family's welfare on the line with this risk. Then I didn't get into UW-Parkside for this Fall so here is sit.
I have also been considering canceling my SU demonstratorship as I am the one supporting it. I only have three people that come to my card classes. I know it takes time, but the economy is so bad right now how can I keep it up? Last weekend I went to a craft fair with about 300 cards and sold maybe ten of them. That's money sitting there doing nothing. I have just been considering chucking it all and giving up. Just sell it all (the Cuttlebug, Big Shot, Spellbinders) and be done with this hobby that is addicting and costs a lot of money. I am torn as to what I should do.
On the up side I have lost 43 pounds since the second week in august of 2010. I feel better physically and I am determined to make all the extra weight go away and STAY AWAY! Not the greatest picture of me, but you can see how the pants that once fit me tightly are loose and my shirt feels like a maternity shirt. I have a lot to think about and the kids are up early so I have to go. Have a great day! - Heidi
Saturday, October 16, 2010
The base for this 5 X 7 card is basic black. Then I put a rectangle of very vanilla and stamped the sentiment in Staz-on black. My basic black always turns out purple for some reason. Then I added a rectangle of Newsprint DSP from Stampin' Up. Before I attached it to the card I spritzed it with Silver Foil Smooch. I punched a one inch strip of black cardstock with the bracket and musical symphony border punches from EK Success. Stamped the Eiffel and medallion from Artistic Etchings and smooched them also. Punched out the medallion and put a scalloped circle behind it. I left the notes and the saying alone because I didn't want to take the chance of them being too dark to read because of too much smooch. If I make this for a class I might not smooch the Eiffel tag either to pull the card together better. Black taffeta ribbon completes the tag. A matching envelope was in order and also made from the Newsprint DSP. The card is propped up on the envelope. Have a great night. - Heidi
Monday, October 4, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
Saturday November 13th
9:00 am-3:00 pm
Emmaus Lutheran Church
1925 Summit Ave. in Racine
Make as many cards as you want for just $1 each!
That's right you can make as many of whichever cards you want for $1.00 each!
Please contact me if you are interested in finding out more or attending this event.
262.989.3525 or firstname.lastname@example.org
I can't wait - Heidi
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
This gal in my Microbiology class was wearing a scrub top in these colors so I had to make a card like it! It didn't turn out quite like I had wanted, but oh well. The colors are marina mist, barely banana, gable green and chocolate chip. Yes, I am holding on to my retired SU colors. Another new EK sucess punch.