Sunday, December 26, 2010

Wintery Birthday Card

Happy after-Christmas to you all. I woman at Ernesto's job wants a birthday card for her daughter who's birthday is on January 4th. All I know is that she is 23, likes pink and winter sports. I am hoping that this vintage-type card will fit the bill. Colors are Whisper White, Bashful Blue and Pink Pirouette. Stamp sets used are well-scripted, winter post, lovely as a tree and northern hearts. I had to sketch the pond line in by hand with a Basic Grey marker. All letter and outline stamping is done in Basic Grey to give it a softer look. The skaters are fussy cut out and popped up on dimensionals. I see now that my nesties are crooked on the card, but I glued it so there is no going back. It is a hand-made card after all! Thanks for looking and have a wonderful night! -Heidi

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Hot Wheels & geese

The above card was made using my Cricut Expression. That machine has me scrapbooking again and I was afraid it would kill my will to make cards. Well that's not true! These geese are on a Cricut Lite cartridge called Wildlife that is only available at Wal-Mart, I believe. I was going for a really cool card, but this one is so-so. If I had sponged it a bit then it would have been awesome! The color combo of Early Espresso with Marina Mist and Tangerine Tango is thanks to the Stampin' Up color coach. I do like that book A LOT! The geese are Sahara Sand and Early Espresso. The sun is So Saffron and the extra torn sky is Pumpkin Pie. The land is Close to Cocoa with a touch of Chocolate Chip marker along the water's edge. All-in all not a bad card.

My sons' friend has a birthday tomorrow. His invitation was this Hot Wheels car on the front. I love to recycle a card and see what I can do with it. I fussy cut around the car and cut "Happy Birthday" with my Stamping Solutions Cricut cartridge. The Tempting Turquoise background is embossed with the big 5 X 7 Cuttlebug embossing folder with gears on it called "clockworks." I hope he likes it - we shall see tomorrow. Have a lovely evening - Heidi

Saturday, December 11, 2010

It's still raining & it's late

My friend Mari came over and we stamped some ornaments. The adult/crafty conversation must have sparked my creative juices because here's another card. I am loving this chipboard from Archiver's, but I bought it so long ago I am betting that it is no longer available. The cardstock is Basic Grey. Pretty in Pink and Whisper White. Pretty in Pink Taffeta from Stampin' Up along with various punches finish off the card. The words are printed on the computer and punched out. The stamp is from artistic Etchings. - Heidi

Valentine's CASE

Good evening from beautiful and rainy Wisconsin! This card is a CASE from Papercrafts magazine, but of course I changed it up a bit. I didn't use any fancy ribbon, as a matter of fact I used an old scrap just to be rid of it! Next time I'll use Pretty in Pink from Stampin' Up. On the Papercrafts card they used a sheer ribbon of which I had none. The chipboard is from Making Memories and is called "jigsaw love." I picked it up at Archiver's a LONG time ago, so I don't know if you can still get it. Cardstock is Basic Grey from Stampin' Up and whisper white. The brad is a Blushing Bride shimmer brad, also from Stampin' Up. The "love you" is a die from Cuttlebug that comes with an embossing folder called Love Language combo pack. In Papercrafts they stamped I love you, but I didn't feel like doing that with an alphabet so I used the die instead. This is a 5 X 7 card - I just love making the BIG ONES! Now I need to make an envelope! Hmm...I believe I have just the right paper. Good night and have a safe tomorrow! - Heidi

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Another Cricut card and GASP a scrapbook page.

Whew it's been a long time since I did any scrapbooking! The page is of my son's 4K pictures this year. While talking to my friend Beth she said something about stars and it clicked that I could use stars on this page! I couldn't use flowers or anything girly (I have a ton of that stuff!) because it is a boy's page. The colors are Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla to go nicely with the pictures. Simple and clean.

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