Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Vintage Happy Birthday

Greetings! It is a rainy day here in St Paul. Where is the warm weather my tulips are crying out for? They are slowly but surely coming up:)
Today's post features a card I made with Tim Holtz's new acrylic stamp series. I love the look of all of his art and his distress inks are THE BEST. I thought this card would be perfect for male birthday cards. The inside reads "Enjoy the Journey"; one of Tim's signature statements. Papers used: Basic Grey: Granola , Ribbon: May Arts Cuttlebug Embossing Die: Houndstooth Ink: Distress Ink in Worn Courdory and Denim. Enjoy! Here is a link showcasing the distress inks and their capabilities:

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Nurse's Day Cards

Greetings! It has been a long time since I've posted. I have been busy created a TON of cards so you are sure to see a lot in the next few days. Today my post features some cards I made for a nursing friend of my mother's. It was a special request. May 6th-13th is Nurse Recognition Week.
These cards turned out super cute! I used my new fold and some papers from BG. The image is from Crafty Secrets-Feeling Yucky. I just love the little nurse. She looks a lot like a Campbell's soup kid. I colored her with my Copic markers and added a sentiment. You're the Best is from Hero Arts. The inside has a journaling block since the card is made with a brown base. I also stamped the inside with a tray and accessories. Even the envelopes are stamped with a band-aid and syringe. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Put On Your Big Girl Panties

Greetings! Today's post features a card I made with some stamps from Our Craft Lounge. This set is called Grannie's Support. It has as you may have guessed by the title of my post; lots of underwear on it. It also has sentiments like: "My support works in pairs", for the bra image. Lots of laughs on this one. I used papers from Bo-Bunny ( Alissa Spunky) and some ribbon from May Arts.
Here are the dimensions for the new card fold I've been using: Cut paper (8 1/2) side to 4 1/4. Next score at the 2 3/4 and 5 1/2 lines. Push the first fold forward and the second back and SH-ZAM! (That's what Gomer Pile would say.) Enjoy!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

New Idea- Cute Card

Greetings! Now that I've created enough cake balls to puke; I am back using paper delights. (See previous post). Today's post features a new fold for all you scoring junkies. I copied this one (yes I asked to copy) from one of my mania customers. She had a BIG pile of cards at her table, with all of these cute folds. So I asked if I could sketch one out. Here is the result:
I love this because it still fits the standard A2 size, but has a cute fold out element. I added two coordinating papers and a SUPER cute image from Pink Cat Studio (Billy and Lily). I am just as excited as these two kids to get out on my bike with the family. (Possibly tomorrow!) A little coloring with my Copic markers to bring these two to life TA-DA. I also pulled out a tool that I haven't used in some time-the Making Memories slot punch. This gave me a perfect slot for my ribbon:)
Papers are from Nana's Kitchen DCWV paper pack.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Chick Cake Ball Pops

Greetings! Everyone knows I enjoy making things. Everyone knows I enjoy making things for others. But I REALLY enjoy making things for others that they can eat. So today my post features these cute little cake ball pops. Now I know the title says Chick Cake Ball Pops, but I think you'll have to be the judge of that. The cake balls aren't exactly round and they have LOTS of candy coating on them. So once you take a close look, I think you'll agree that they look for like cake CREATURES! Anyway, I made a whole bunch of these, 50 to be exact, and I am taking some of them to work. (I am prepared for some giggles:) Hopefully, they'll just taste them and say, "What ever these are Heather, they're delicious." (Yes, positive thoughts...positive thoughts..)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

A Delicious Birthday

Greetings! Today SNOW, will this ever end? Seriously, I need to start seeing little buds coming up in my garden. Will I ever see another tulip?
My post today features some yummy little cards I made with an Our Craft Lounge set. I love ice cream (who doesn't) and I thought these cards looked good enough to eat. I used another DVWV paper set along with the image that I colored with my Copic markers. I added some Cuttlebug embossing and a red raindrop to the cherry. Enjoy!

Friday, April 3, 2009

My Tweet Friend

Greetings! Spring has sprung and so have the new papers and embellishments at area stores. Have you had the chance to see all the great papers and color combinations for spring? If not, check out your favorite magazine or scrapbook store for a little inspiration. If you want to stay in your jammies, try the Hero Arts blog it. This blog is jam-packed with ideas sure to get the creativity juices flowin'.
My post today features some of my newest birdy cards. I used plain old patterned paper on these babies. Just the sentiment was stamped and for once, NO COLORING.
The papers are from the Tweet Collection by Pebbles Inc. They are two-sided so the options are endless. I made 10 cards out of one 12x12 sheet and even included some optional folds, for example, the gate fold. I don't own a Scor- Pal but after visiting there web site for ideas I think I may need to purchase one. Enjoy!