Thursday, July 19, 2007

Go ahead, stone me!

I know! I deserve a good old fashioned stoning for being away so long! But to me, my stupid computer was a blessing in disguise. My regular computer has been on the fritz lately and it apparently still is. Every time I turn it on, the tower beeps telling me that my computer is getting too hot and I need to shut it down. The only way I can upload photos anywhere is on that computer. Right now I am typing all of the info on Joe's laptop so all I need to do on the other 'wacky' computer is crop and paste the photos. But even though I was making cards the whole time I was 'gone', I got extra time with my family that was much needed. I've been pretty busy lately and the girls were feeling a little deprived of attention. So, with my sincerest appologies and a promise to never leave you hanging like that again, could you ever forgive me? Please?! Oh, I know you have to love me! {wink}

That being said, I'll share my favorite one first. I think this is the second time I have used this set and have had it over 2 years. Hey, before I get a lecture it was a hostess set! I really like the set, just never seem to pull it out. I also used the polka dotted center from the Paper Tray set. I love that little stamp!!

  • The Earth Laughs (TAC), Paper Tray(PaperTreyInk), Happy Everything (SU), Enjoy ( Studio G)
  • kraft CS
  • ColorBox Olive Pastel chalk ink, Stazon jet black ink
  • push pins

This one uses the Blossoms Abound set from SU that I fell in love with but have no idea how to use it! So, I made a smaller card so it would look like it fit better. I also added a few spots of the Stardust glaze pen and then rubbed it around with my finger before it dried so it sparkled up the whole flower.

  • Bossoms Abound (SU), In my Thoughts (Studio G) stamp sets
  • kraft CS
  • ColorBox Olive Pastel and Rouge chalk ink, Stazon jet black ink
  • Startdust glaze pen
  • ribbon

I wanted to do a quick and simple card with this one. Mission accomplished, I just don't know if I like it that much. I used the Paper Tray set but instead of using the flower I used the Cuttlebug flower die.

  • Paper Tray (PaperTreyInk), Thank You (Studio G) stamp sets
  • Cuttlebug flowers dies
  • Versamagic Aloe Vera chalk ink, ColorBox Yellow Citrus and Lavender chalk ink
  • ribbon

This one is an anniversary card. I am just loving that paper by . I used my Marvy super jumbo to punch out the couple sitting at the table. I also stamped the hearts twice onto the BasicGrey paper and cut them out and popped up one of them.

  • Hearts (Studio G) stamp set
  • Hot off the Press polkda dot DP, Colorbok 'Little People' DP, BasicGrey Lilly Kate DP
  • Stazon jet black ink
  • Marvy super jumbo and mega scalloped punches
  • stickles
  • push pin, ribbon, pop dots

This is a card using a stamp from smART works, which is the design team I am trying out for. This is one of the ones I made but decided not to send. I got this ribbon at Walmart and I love it!

  • Friends Trio (smARTworks) stamp set
  • Versamagic Sea Breeze chalk ink
  • Close to Cocoa, Positively Pink CS
  • SU Slit punch
  • Cropadile
  • corner rounder
  • ribbon

My sister is turning 42 this week and she has a great sense of humor so I made her a card from a unmounted rubber stamp swap I was in. The stamp says 'Born in the USA, a looong time ago." But, I already had that to send out and forgot to take a picture. I also made her another card that was normal and flowery but forgot to get a picture of that one too. Go figure. However, I did get a picture of this one. This one is made with a stamp that I got in the swap too. I don't know who makes it though. I used the Karen Foster snap stamps for the outside sentiment that says "You're only as young as you feel" and the inside reads "Happy 16th birthday" She really is so young at heart! I love her!

  • Marilyn Monroe frog (unknown) stamp
  • Karen Foster 1/8 inch snap stamps
  • Stazon jet black ink
  • Copic markers
  • Stardust glaze pen
  • blue Souffle pen

Okay, now that I am all caught up here I am going to go do some of the Dirty Dozen challenges on Splitcoast and catch up on all of the blogs I have missed for the past 2 weeks!

By the way! I have a new niece Chloe! Momma and baby are healthy and happy! Gives me baby fever!


Kelly Sampson AKA Emmiestamps said...

Gorgeous cards, glad to hear you got some much need time with your family!

Karen said...

Great cards. LOVE that frog!

Corie said...

OH all of these are FANTASTIC!!!!

Amy said...

Those cards are great! I love the first one especially. Missed you and glad you're back!

Heather said...

Great to see you back! I asked Tiffany the other day and she told me about your computer problem -- bummer! Love the enjoy card and the colors and ribbon on the friends card is fab! Looking forward to seeing more cute stuff!

stefanie said...

Missed you Heidi! Awesome cards as usual. I really love the first one!

Rose Ann said...

I'm sorry your 'puter has been giving you problems, but glad you've been able to spend extra time with the family! I'm also happy to see all of your new awesome cards!! Been missing you.

Congrats on becoming an aunt again! ;)

Jennifer Carter said...

I love "The Earth Laughs" card! I had to go CASE it! You do such wonderful work! Thanks for being so inspiring!!