Thursday, July 05, 2007

Christmas already?

No, I don't mean I fell into lots of money and I get to spend it like it's Christmas. {sigh} I mean I have a few Christmas cards!

I know I have been MIA for about a week but things have been super busy (in a good way) around here. On Saturday I went to my cousin Tiffany's house and made Christmas cards with her and Amy. I also met to super cool friends of Tiff's, Jenny and Heather (Hi Heather!!). We had such a great time! I got a lot of inspiration but in true Heidi style I only got 2 cards done in 5 1/2 hours! Well, a girls gotta talk right? So, here are the two cards that I did make!

On this first one I used the Tsukineko Essential Glue Pad with ultrafine iridescent glitter and I found it hard to use at first because you can't see where you stamped. I was stamping snowflakes across the paper but I had to do one at a time because I couldn't see the imaged I had just done with the glue pad. I also wanted to say that by the time I got it home and pulled it out to show hubby, 90% of the glitter was off of it. I didn't have it seriously rubbing up against anything, just another card sitting on top. I dunno, maybe it was just me but it convinced me NOT to purchase this product. Might want to try someone else's before you take that plunge.

  • white CS
  • Happy Everything (SU), Snowflakes (TAC) stamp sets
  • Versamagic Sea Breeze, ColorBox Chalk Warm Red inks
  • snowflake punch
  • edge distresser
  • rhinestone, stickles, pop dot
This one is done with one of my favorite Christmas/winter sets! These snowmen are just the cutest! Card is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4.

  • Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise, white CS
  • Snowman Smiles (TAC), Snowflakes (TAC), Karen Foster 1/8" snap stamps
  • Stazon Jet Black
  • Marvy Giga and Mega scalloped squares
  • Word Window punch
  • Prismacolors and Odorless Mineral spirits
  • ribbon, pop dots, push pin
This next one I did a little here and a little there all weekend. I stamped the Javabellas onto watercolor paper while I was at Tiffany's (thanks Tiff!) so I could bring it home to use!
  • Javabellas (Stamping Bella), Friend (Studio G $1 set)
  • KI Memories patterned paper
  • Pumpkin Pie CS
  • Re-inkers (several) and aquapainter
  • Stazon Jet Black ink
  • Cropadile and eyelets
  • scalloped edge scissors
  • McGill tag punch, SU slit punch
  • ribbon, jump ring, pop dots
And last but not least this is one I did quickly this afternoon for hubby. I love him lots and sometimes I just like to make him a card to remind him how much I do.

  • white CS
  • Barbeque (Scraptrends 'Summer Party'), Karen Foster 1/8" snap stamps
  • Stazon Jet Black ink
  • Prismacolors (scarlet lake) and OMS
Hope he likes it! {wink}

I had a cookout with my family on Sunday and while we were there I brought back two of my nieces to stay so they could play with all of my stamping stuff. They were here until yesterday till around 4pm so I have been pretty busy doing fun things with them. I HAVE to share a few photos of my nieces that I took while they were here though. Wow, they are such good subjects and so photogenic! Thanks Hannah and Ivy!

This is Ivy (13). I took her pic by our front tree with the sun going down. The pic was pretty good but I added a vingette and did an Urban Acid action on it in Photoshop. I think the look is so 'teen'!

This is Hannah (12). I also did an action in Photoshop with hers. This action is called Midnight Sepia. Love it!

So, sorry for the long post! I will be back tomorrow. And by the way, consider my tip on the glue pad our 'Product Talk'! I know, I know, I'm such a wienie!


Heather said...

Hi back at ya! I just love that snowman card -- the little guy is so cute and I really like the colors that you chose. It is so nice to see prople breaking our of the "red and green" Christmas colors, for something different!

I also love the BBQ card! I saw you playing with those snap stamps and meant to ask you about them on Sat, but I got distracted (go figure!) and forgot. Where did you get them? They are cool!

It was good meeting you too. :)H

Amy said...

well it's about dang time you got back to bloggin' girl! What the heck took ya so long? We've been missing your stuff! I love the BBQ card, you could sell lots of those I bet!!!

stefanie said...

What a great post! Mucho eye candy! I had the same experience with the glue pad. I think I'll just stick (no pun intended) to good ol' heat & stick powder from SU! That stuff is magic!

Rose Ann said...

Hey Heidi! Great to see you're still around. ;) Love your cards! My favorite is the snowman, but all are super (as usual). I bet your DH loved the hot cute!!

Wonderful pictures of the girls! I bet they loved them as well! Your pics are looking pretty professional to me. Great job!

Linzy said...

Glad you're back at the blog! I LOVE the photos you took of the girls-tre chic! Looks like you've got Photoshop mastered! I used to use it losts in college, but have barely used it since and I'm sure it's totally different now that it's been 3 yrs! My favorite of the two cards is the snowflakes-LOVE it. I love how you used the light blue color instead of just traditional Christmas colors. Excellant! Thanks for sharing, Heidi!

Alli Miles said...

I just ADORE the snowman card. Nice to see you back at the bloggin' thing. Remember that it is ok to take breaks as you need them. We come back *smiles*

Julie Masse said...

Great cards Heidi! I love the photos you have here - so great!! I think I "need" photoshop! :) You've got the touch!

Kirsten said...

Love all three of your cards, Heidi, and your photography is fab, too!