Monday, March 29, 2010

I am now more than ever!

I made this sign to hang in my stamp/study room to remind me of what I am doing going back to school. I did not get into the nursing program for the Fall. I am determined to complete what I have started, however. Ernesto bought a scrap piece of pine and sanded the edges. I painted it white and sprayed it with acrylic sealant. I then cut out the letters with brilliant blue cardstock and the Sizzix Serif Essentials Bigz Alphabet Die Set - both available from Stampin' Up. I need to hang it on my wall now. Perhaps I should've picked a shorter word, but it says what I want. - Heidi

Friday, March 26, 2010

New A6 embossing folders

I am loving these new A6 embossing folders that I ordered. I am into making bigger cards now that I can make the envelopes to go with them. The cards use either white core cardstock or Coredinations. After embossing the cardstock I lightly sanded it to get the aged effect.

Yes, that's in Spanish. It's for my husband mother. It's the Spanish version of Happy Moments from Stampin' Up. - Heidi

Letty's recycled card

My friend Letty sent me a birthday card. I wish I had taken a picture of it now so you could see how I recycled it into this card. She pretty much challenged me to do it! I don't have any of the Sweet Pea felt embellishments from SU, but I may need to rectify that in the future. - Heidi

Lotsa Flowers

Remember I said to try different colors with this idea? I did it! Top to bottom and left to right are Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Lavender Lace and Bermuda Bay. Some one needs to stop me! Below I bumped the design up a bit with some ribbon and stamping from Happy Moments from Stampin' Up. - Heidi

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I am mystified by myself!

Yesterday, in my Nutrition class, while intently listening to the lecturer my eyes wandered to a folder sitting on her desk. The flowers were all the same size and on a black background. I quickly drew a sketch, so I could again concentrate on the lecture at hand. Here is the card I made using the extra large fancy flower punch from Stampin' Up and 3/4" and 1/2" circle punches also. This card was so easy to make and looks awesome. Think about switching up the colors for a different look. How about Apricot Appeal or Lavender Lace instead of Real Red. This would be a winner for any SU card workshop or class. - Heidi

Monday, March 22, 2010

Some of this and some of that

The above card uses punched elephants from sahara sand cardstock. The saying is short and sweet from Stampin' Up.

This card uses a favorite button set from PTI. I am becoming addicted to buttons!

The sentiment is teeny tiny wishes from Stampin' Up and the birdy is a felt sticker. - Heidi

Awash with Flowers

This is the preview set from Stampin' Up for the next catalog due out this Summer. It is delightful. Letty sent me some glitter buttons, so I used one on the above card. The background on the blue card is stamped with some glittery acrylic paint. It looks much better in real life! - Heidi

A card for Amanda

I made this card for my friend at school, Amanda. Unfortunately she, like myself, did not get accepted into Nursing School and she is feeling down. I hope she likes it.
The phrase on the card reads:
"remember where you have been...
recall the things you have achieved..
look to the horizon and imagine where you can go."

The saying is my very own, so if you use it please give me credit. - Heidi

Friday, March 19, 2010

I am stuck in a layout!

I found these Martha Stewart felt animal stickers on clearance at Michael's and bought one pack. I love them and when I went back there weren't any left. Sorry about the next two pictures as the felt animals are hard to see. The cards are much better in real life. The fox and friends set from Stampin' Up matches the whale perfectly. - Heidi

Made at Beth's House

I went to my friend Beth's house and we each came up with two cards for the other person to make. The above and below cards were Beth's. I have no idea what the aqua color is on the first card, but it looks great.

The following two are cards I designed for Beth to make. The Easter one uses three Martha Stewart punches. The butterfly card is a "lift" from this month's Stampin' Success magazine. They have a cork butterfly on the front cover. First I stamped the butterfly with So Saffron craft ink - after running it through the butterfly die, of course. Then my husband came in and said he couldn't see the design so I stamped it in the only other color of craft ink I had - Not Quite Navy. Then I sealed it with spray acrylic sealant and dried it with a blow dryer. The craft ink is not going anywhere. Then I tied some thin ribbon around the butterfly and stuck the antennas to the card with a little Tombow Mono Multi glue - I love that stuff! - Heidi

Monday, March 8, 2010

Mix & Match

I love this punch from EK Success. The bottom part of the cupcake looks like an unwrapped peanut butter cup. I'll have to make a card with that - someday! The paper along the bottom is paint chips stolen, um borrowed, from my local hardware store!

The new Design Studio from Papertrey Ink is divine. The images are great and I will definitely use this set again and again!

No stamps. I used paper from Papertrey Ink. Their paper is really heavyweight. Have a good one. - Heidi

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Ernesto makes a card

I challenged my husband to make a card and this is what he came up with. He lacked any patience to stamp the card. Guess who got to clean up the mess?! - Heidi

Paper Trey Ink butterflies

I waited for the butterfly die to be in stock and then I ordered it all! I love it! I started with a tangerine tango card and chose not to use any white on the card. The punch is from Martha Stewart. The die is a sizzlit.

Then my husband wanted a different color so I tried lemon tart. I think it turned out well.

Ernesto wanted more colors so I made this one. The green is wild wasabi. Ahh I don't know if I like it all that much. - Heidi

Candy Valentines?

I bought Valentine's day "boxes" of chocolates for my sons based on the design of the cover. I intended to use them on cards. I know it's late, but here they are. I took the box apart and attached it to a 5 X 5 card.

My son, Xavier, received a box of chocolates from a class mate and I made the next card with it.
Have a great day! I am catching up on my pictures today. - Heidi