Saturday, October 17, 2015

Winnie the Pooh punch cards

When I was at Goodwill a month ago I found a Winnie the Pooh punch from All Night Media.  I decided to make a couple of cards with it.  Please see below and let me know what you think.

The punch is very cute!  For the card below I used my Sizzix Framelits Triple Circle Flip-its dies.  I did just punch Pooh out of Summer Sun cardstock, but he didn't look right.  I had to draw in his shirt with a Real red marker - PERFECT!

This last card uses the Die-namics Square Grid Cover-up die from My Favorite Things.  I love that die as it is so versatile!

Thanks for looking and have a great night! - Heidi

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Ornamental Christmas Card

Here's a quick card using the new Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies from Stampin Up.  For this card I embossed the background using the
Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The ornaments were cut from red and green foil paper.  The sentiment is from the matching stamp set called Embellished Ornaments in Poppy Parade ink.  This is a 4 X 6 card.  Not too hard and nice to look at. - Heidi

Friday, October 2, 2015

Hot Air Balloons

I saw the Hot Air Balloons Reverse Die from Serendipity Stamps and knew that I had to have it.

I used it three ways:

First simple and easy cut from cardstock with white behind it.

Next cut from white cardstock with designer paper behind it.  Neat effect with the right paper.

Lastly, cut in white and cut a million times more with the piece glued in to make it multicolored and fabulous.  Which is your favorite? - Heidi

Thursday, August 27, 2015

It's been a long time

The last post a did was a cute card for my best friend, Letty.  That was in April.  Sadly, my friend died suddenly of a heart attack on July 11th at a too young age of 41.  She leaves behind her husband and three kids ages 5,2 and 1 year old.  Sad and tragic indeed. 

Here is her obituary:

Letitia "Letty" Laura Murdoch Jordan

Letitia Letty Laura Murdoch Jordan

LONGVIEW Services celebrating the life of Letitia Letty Laura Murdoch Jordan are pending at St. Pauls Church in Killeen, Texas. Born April 15, 1974, in Superior, Wisconsin, the only child of Mary and Ian Murdoch, Letty passed away suddenly at her home in Killeen last week.
Letty arrived in Longview at the age of six weeks and was subsequently educated at St. Marys School, Trinity School of Texas, and Forest Park Middle School. At 14, she and her parents moved to Racine, Wisconsin, where she graduated from William Horlick High School and the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis. There she majored in speech communication and was a proud member of the Tri Delta Sorority (Social). Letty then returned to Longview, and in 2003 she graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Tyler. The next year she began her ten-year teaching career at General Shoemaker High School in Killeen. Always seeking to inspire her students, she served as a teacher of Communication Applications and World History and was a girls Soccer Coach. In 2008 Letty was awarded a masters degree in Computer Programming.
At Shoemaker, Letitia met Greg Jordan, a physics teacher and Boys Soccer Coach, and the couple married May 24, 2008, at the Inn of Salado. Because it was Memorial Day weekend, they returned to school the following Tuesday and postponed until the summer a honeymoon in Scotland.
Letitia is survived by her husband, Greg Jordan, and four children, Ian, Duncan, Daisy, Declan, her parents and Gregs parents, Effie and Larry Jordan. She is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts, devoted friends, and former students.
Letty was a gifted seamstress and gained great satisfaction from creating her childrens clothes. She enjoyed her friends and neighbors and students, and she made a positive difference in every life she touched. She was a caring daughter and wife, but perhaps she found her greatest joy in her children, the littles, as she called them.
I love you Letty and I miss  you terribly! - Heidi

Friday, April 17, 2015

Letitia's Birthday

My very good friend, Letitia had her birthday on April 15th.  This is the card that I made for her.

How cute is that?  The stamps are from Lawn Fawn and called Chit Chat and Hello Sunshine.  There are matching dies to these stamps as well.  I also used the dies stitched hillside borders from Lawn Fawn to make the landscape.  The paper is from My Mind's Eye and it is called Home. Have a great day - Heidi.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Floral Frames of Faith

Good morning to you all!  When I was out at Goodwill I saw this picture frame.  It is made of heavy cardboard and folds up like a small book.  You can stand this frame up and display it also.  I have a patient going through a rough time and I had an idea of what to do with this folding frame so I could give it to her.  Check it out below.
The triple frame is gorgeous on it's very own.  I used PictureMonkey to print out the words, then I cut them out and popped them into the frames.  I hope she likes it and I hope it will give her encouragement.  Have a great day! - Heidi

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Blue Skies Ahead

I made this card last night to try out a couple of new purchases.

Cardstock: Stamp's Select White from Papertrey Ink (PTI), Bermuda Bay from Stampin' Up and vellum.
Stamps: Blue Skies from Lawn fawn.
Dies: Blue Skies from Lawn Fawn and Die-namics Cloud Cover-up from My Favorite Things.

Have a great day! - Heidi

Friday, April 3, 2015

Sympathy and Flowers

My husband's co-worker had her mother pass away and he asked me to make a card for her.  Had to play with some of the new stuff.  Take a look.
The card uses the following dies:
Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Bold Blooms Matching by Julie Ebersole and
Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Bold Blossom Stand-Alone by Julie Ebersole.  Both of these dies can be purchased at
The sentiment is from Stampin Up's Brighter Tomorrows.  The pearls are from Oriental Trading Company.
When I was assembling this card I started to dislike it.  I think next time I will turn the card horizontally.  It seems crowded to me. - Heidi


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Happy Easter, Bunny!

Okay, so it's not Easter yet, but I'll post it anyway.  I found this Darice embossing folder on Etsy and of course, I wanted it.  I only saw one example of a card made with this folder and I took the idea and ran with it.  The listing on Etsy says it's an A2 size, but I beg to differ.  I don't have it in front of me, but I believe this card is a 5 X 7.  Take a look.
Not the greatest picture, sorry, as it is already in it's plastic sleeve.  For the dots on the eggs I just did a little painting with bleach and water.  Whenever you want to do light over dark I recommend you try paining with bleach water.  Even if the color doesn't turn out at least you can color over it with a marker.  For the Crumb Cake main piece that was embossed when I tested it with bleach water the color came out Barely Banana like.  So I matted the Crumb Cake with Barely Banana and Perfect Plum, I believe.  The ribbon is also Perfect Plum and folded in half.  Had to use my Big Bite to get those holes that far into the cardstock.  The stamp is from Eggstra Special Easter from Lawn Fawn and I think it is in Crumb Cake ink as well. - Heidi

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Cuties Miss you

I love to recycle.  If I see and ad or a box or anything that catches my eye I will make it into a card.  I got this in the mail a while ago.  It is for my dogs' heartworm pills.  The puppy and kitty were so cute that I wanted to "extend" their usefulness into a card.  Below is the ad.

And here is the card!

I matched the cardstock to the cat's eyes.  The color would be Summer Sun from Stampin Up which is sadly, long retired.  The stamp is from a retired set called You're a Gem.  The "miss you" is an old Cuttlebug die.  I'm proud of how I cleverly covered up those words in the corner with my little scalloped circle.  Enjoy your day! - Heidi

Friday, March 27, 2015

Grey Skies No More

Happy Friday Everyone!  I saw this Cloud cover up die from My Favorite Things and knew what I had to do with it.  I so love dies that cover a card front (see yesterday's post!).  Is this not cute and fabulous?

First I cut Smokey Slate (SU) cardstock with the die-namics cloud cover up (MFT) die. Then I cut white stamper's select (PTI) cardstock with the cloud die again.  I glued the Smokey Slate to a piece of Basic Grey (SU) cardstock and put the white clouds into the holes.  Then I stamped the sentiment from MFT blue skies stamp set on the front.  The sun is Yo Yo Yellow (SU) and the die spring showers from Lawn Fawn.  The smile is from the bowl of soup in the stamp set On the Mend by Lawn Fawn.  Looks more complicated than it really is. - Heidi

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Calypso Roses

I am a die and punch addict.  When I saw this die I knew I had to have it.  It is called blooming roses card panel die can be purchased here.

The paper is watercolor wonder DSP from Stampin Up.  I made the rose with my Calypso Coral re-inker, some of that white foamy clay and a mold from Mod Podge.  Thanks for looking! - Heidi

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Humorous Birthday Cards

March is full of birthdays for me.  Mine was the 16th.  Two of my friends and my sister's birthday are on the 23rd.  Here are the cards I sent to them.

The above cards use a stamp set called Humorous Birthday from Inkadinkado.  The Designer Series Paper DSP is from Stampin Up and is called Watercolor Wonder.  The pennants dies are actually banners framelits dies from Stampin Up. - Heidi

Monday, March 16, 2015

Now for Something different.

I finally finished the mints in my Altoid tin.  What do I do with it now?  Enter Pintrest.  I didn't make anything super cool or collage like, but this will have to suffice.

This is the front of the tin.  I made this for my friend Karen.  Sorry, it's blurry.

The inside uses a stamp set from Lawn Fawn called Love You S'More.  Just something cute and fun.  
Enjoy - Heidi

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Let It Go!

We bought a Frozen Castle at Goodwill for my husband's niece and she was kind enough to give the box back to me.  I made this 8 1/2" X 5 1/2" card from a picture on the box.  The word birthday is stamped and embossed and I believe the stamp is from Papertrey Ink.  The die is also from Papertrey Ink and is called One-liners: Happy Die.

Not too shabby for a recycled card.  While you are enjoying this Frozen card why not revisit my Olaf Easter card. - Heidi

Monday, March 9, 2015

Maggie Holmes Camera

I made this card a while ago, but never shared it.  The dies is from Maggie Holmes Styleboard collection.  I am not sure where the paper is from or the Starburst die.  If I can find out I will try to fill in the blanks. - Thanks for looking! Heidi

Sunday, March 8, 2015

October Afternoon Love

To say I am smitten with October Afternoon is an understatement!  I love the vintage look and collage appeal of their products.  So cute!

This first card is a whopping 5 1/2" X 7 3/4".  With the envelope punch board plus these envelope templates from Paper Source my cards can be the size they need to be and not be limited to an A2.  The paper is from October Afternoon the Public Library collection. The dies are stitched rectangles from Lawn fawn. A doily I had laying around (I wish it was cream color, but what are you going to do) and Mini Market stickers from October Afternoon's Farm Girl collection.  The kid in balloon is from Public Library.  I was so thrilled with my card as It is collage-like and I am NOT good at that so I left it out on my table to admire.  Unfortunately it fell onto an inked stamp and ruined the card.  If you look by the M and in front of his binoculars you can see stray purple ink! Not very bright, but unless you are really looking you'd probably miss it.  Oh well.

I originally cut that crazy letter and alphabet paper bigger, but it didn't fit on the front of anything so I had to cut it down.  What I was left with was this frame.  Fits perfectly on the from of an A2 card.  A little long retired Ruby Red cardstock from Stampin' Up, a sticker from Public Library and a sentiment from Tim Holtz Phrases 2 and you have this next card.

I also love the line Rocket Age from October Afternoon.  I would love to get my hands on an 8 X 8 pad of this paper, but I can't find it anywhere.  The kid is adorable and in space so of course I had to make a shaker card!  This card is 5" X 6 1/4".  Shaker cards are a pain in the butt, but he is definitely worth it!  I only wish I'd given him something to say! - Heidi

Friday, March 6, 2015

Two Birthday Cards & No Stamping!

Two years ago I won a card contest and with it a big 'ol prize pack.  In that prize pack I got a set of Simple Stories SN@P! Insta Squares & Pieces - Birthday.  See the picture below.

Lots of neat little embellishments for scrapbooking.  Alas, I don't scrapbook - I make cards.  So here is what I made with the above embellishments.  No stamping required - GASP!

What can I do with the rest of those embellishments?  Only time will tell - stay tuned! - Heidi

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Late Christmas cards

Here are some more cards that I made but never posted.  I wish I could tell you who made the paper, but I don't remember.  If you know, please let me know.  On one 12 X 12 sheet there were 12 different rectangles and I made 12 cards from them.  Here they are.

I found it!  The paper is from Pink Paislee's Snow Village collection.  See the end of this post for the piece of paper I used to make all 12 of these cards.

And the 12 X 12 journaling card paper that I made all of these cards from.

Thanks for looking and have a great day! - Heidi

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Late Halloween fun

I made these cards for Halloween, but never posted them.  I will try to fill in the blanks as to what manufacturer, etc as I figure it out!  Thanks for understanding.

The above card uses a die from Frantic Stamper called Witch Riding Broom and can be found here.

The next three cards use paper from My Mind's Eye and can be found here. No need to embellish as the glitter is already on the paper. Super easy to make these cards!


And last, but not least a card that uses Stampin' Up paper called Motley Monsters.  I never bought the paper.  This is actually the bottom of a page in a magazine that comes to demonstrators called Stampin' Success.  The letters are cut from Sizzix dies called Little Letters Thinlits Die also available from Stampin' Up. Have a Fabulous Day - Heidi

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Vintage card

Just when I thought I was done blogging I had to share this fabulous card!  I saw this vintage clasp at my local Goodwill and instantly knew that I NEEDED to make a card with this gal!

Here is the vintage clasp:

And here is the card I made using the advertisement above:

The sentiment is from Bountiful Banners by Papertrey Ink.  Pretty neato - Heidi