Sunday, October 31, 2010

Holy Wedding cards Batman!

I shouldn't be left to wander aimlessly through Hobby Lobby. For some reason I strolled down the bridal aisle and found the groom and bride tiles. Right next to them were bling hearts and look at this - they were 50% off! And here I had just ordered the bride paper off of the Clearance rack from Stampin' Up. PERFECT. That spawned card number one using sentiments that I printed out on my computer. I believe Stampin' Up had a stamp set with the husband, wife, happy life saying previously so that is not an original idea. So I made 8 of those cards - don't ask me why.

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

MOJO 162

Here is my submission for this week's MOJO MONDAY challenge. I tried a round card, but I don't think I like it. It's too small! I used the biggest Spellbinder Eyelet circle die and cut from peach parfait cardstock. The DSP is Sunny Garden from Stampin' Up. The bird is from a hostess set called Silhouette Sentiments. Poppy parade glitter brads and pear pizzazz cardstock behind the bird finish off the card. Have a non-windy day! - Heidi

CASE from the IBC - page 137

My friend Beth was over yesterday and we were brainstorming ideas for cards. A customer liked this card and had pointed it out as a way to use the Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack. We changed the card around because I don't have any builder wheels. The DS paper is Sunny Garden. The cardstock is daffodil delight and peach parfait. The flowers & brad combos are as follows: poppy parade - real red, pretty in pink - pretty in pink, peach parfait - pumpkin pie, daffodil delight - so saffron, pear pizzazz - certainly celery. We discovered that they don't have regular brads in the new In Colors. The stamp set is Heard from the Heart. Hope you like it! - Heidi

Thursday, October 21, 2010

But seriously

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

An old Mojo - 125

When I was at a craft fair last week someone asked me if I had a cardinal card that was non-Christmas. I did not. So I went to Mojo Monday and looked for a sketch that would fit my needs. Mojo 125 in February of 2010 fit my needs. Here is my non-Christmas cardinal. The card is a chocolate chip base and then crumbcake cardstock. I used the woodland walk DSP from Stampin' Up along with A Cardinal Christmas stamp set. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. Garden green and wild wasabi finish it off with cardstock and ribbon. Have a great day. - Heidi

Saturday, October 16, 2010

An idea becomes a card!

Do you ever get an idea that just won't go away until you put the idea onto paper? I get them ALL the time! I had to make this card as it was spinning through my little brain. I spent all day in Union Grove at a craft fair and didn't sell very many cards. I need to cut for my class in one week, but nope I had to eek out one more card to let my brain rest and stop spinning!

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


Happy Monday everybody! I need to get back to doing some challenges in order to keep my Mojo going. Here is my card for this week's sketch. As soon as I saw the sketch I knew what stamp I would use. I bought the set Perfect Punches from Stampin' Up, but I hadn't used it yet. The paper is Candy Cane Christmas also from Stampin' Up. I cut it out with the Top Note die from Stampin' Up. I embossed the bottom Real Red layer with a distressed stripes folder from Cuttlebug. The background was embossed with the snowflakes embossing folder. The DSP coordinates with Garden Green and Baja Breeze, but neither of these colors is prominent on this side of the paper. I matched it up with Ocean Tides cardstock and twill ribbon from Papertrey Ink. I think it looks mojo-tastic. - Heidi

Friday, October 1, 2010

Holiday Stamp-A-Stack

This year I am participating in a Stamp-A-Stack. Above are the four cards that I have designed for the event. The date for this SAS is:

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

I can't wait - Heidi

Upcoming October card calss

Here are the cards we will be making for this month's card class. You haven't missed it yet! The class is going to be on Saturday, October 23rd at 1:00 PM. Please call me or email me if you are interested in attending. I haven't designed the 5th card yet, but I am thinking I might do a Thanksgiving card. Time will tell. - Heidi

September card class

Here are the cards from my class in September. I am using all kinds of products and not restricting myself to Stampin' Up only. This makes for a wider variety of cards and attendees can use different products at my classes. - Heidi

August card class

I am a little behind on my posts. These are the cards we made for my August class. I wanted a wide variety of themes so there would be something for everyone. - Heidi