Thursday, October 04, 2007

Pirates, bears, and sweets, Oh my!

I definitely have a mix of cards for you guys today but first I want to say that I am so looking forward to Grey's Anatomy tonight!! I was on vacay last week with the season premier so I had to watch it online yesterday (the first chance I have had this week!) and I was pretty impressed! I cannot wait to see what happens with Izzy and George! One part of me hates their relationship because he is married but the other part of me wants him to drop Callie and be with Izzy. How many of you feel the same way?

Alright, I'll get to the cards now. My first one is an invite for my niece's 4th birthday party. They are going to Build a Bear but after that they will go to my sisters house and dig up burried treasure by following a map. I think they will have lots of fun! My sister is going to give out pirate attire as part of the goody bags.

I paper pieced the bottom of the boat and the brown flag. I also paper pieced the sail but popped it up. I tore the paper for the waves, chalked it to darken it a bit, and added stickles. I also added hair to the pirates on the invites that were going to girls.

  • Ahoy Matey (SU) stamp sets
  • Bashful Blue, Creamy Caramel, white CS
  • Copic markers (except for the pants)
  • stickles
  • pop dots
The next one is for the same sisters birthday. It is the first time I have gotten to use my Tier of Treats stamp. I just love that stamp! I also got to try out flocking for the first time. They had 2 pack for 1.99 at Hobby Lobby plus 40% off so you know I couldn't pass it up! I got 4 different colors, light green, pink, white, and blue. There wasn't a yellow in sight (obviously not a Christmas color) otherwise I would have snatched that up too! They did have pack of red and green though so I'll probably get that next time I am in. Anyway! I flocked all of the pink, white, and green on this card. You can't really tell but it looks (and feels) really cute in person!

  • Tier of Treats (Stampendous), 1/8 inch snap (Karen Foster) stamps
  • MME and SEI patterned paper
  • black, white CS
  • Stazon jet black ink
  • Copic and ZIG markers (can YOU tell the difference?)
  • glue pen
  • ric rac
  • pop dots

The next two are for my design team for Starving Artistamps. These stamps seem to make my creativity flow so easily! Although I have noticed that I seem to do a lot of cards that focus on the left side. If you take a took at all of the creations I posted today you will see what I am saying! I guess it's just a 'classic' way to layout a card. I am going to challege myself though that for the next 5 cards I make I won't do one that looks so similar to these in layout. I don't think it will be too hard. At least I hope not. {wink}

I ran a piece of Bashful Blue through my Sizzix with the snowflake Cuttlebug die and then I dragged my Versamagic Cloud White ink pad over the top to highlight the snowflakes just a little bit. I highlighted the bear with my gray Copic marker **If you never get any other Copic marker, invest in the gray one! You will not be dissapointed!!!!** and added some flocking to hs hair, ears, and the hair on his legs. Once I was done with that I colored under him with my blue C. (Copic) marker and added stickles and a black line.

  • Polar Bear KSAI-317 (Starving Artistamps) stamp
  • Bashful Blue, white, black CS
  • Satzon jet black, Versamagic cloud white chalk inks
  • Cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder
  • Copic Markers
  • glue pen & white flocking
  • black pen
  • stickles
  • ribbon

This one highlights the fall/winter scene from the set of two from SA. I wanted to make the colors very muted so after I colored them with my Prismacolors and OMS I sponged Chocolate Chip over the whole piece. I also used the new Mellow paper from BasicGrey. Now that is a sick obession of mine! BG paper! But that's a whole other story! **sidenote: When I just typed 'whole other' I wanted to type 'whole nother'. LOL That's how I say it out loud.....whole nother.**

I also decided to start labeling my posts. I think I am going to try and go back and label most of my previous posts from this year too. I never even noticed it in the beginning and then when I did notice it I didn't think it was that big of a deal. Now, after browsing through blogs that have easy ways to get to the cards you wanna see, I definitely think it's important. So, keep an eye out for it!

Gotta go! Have a great TV night Grey's fans!!


Heather Grow said...

Great cards today, Heidi. Love them all.

Colleen Schaan said...

What neat cards...that bear one is just adorable. I like your idea of tagging...I am not able to do it on my blog...wish I could!

kristan said...

Love them all! I'm looking forward to Grey's tonight too!

Rose Ann said...

Heidi...I love all of your cards! All are so different, and so wonderful. You rock!

My Paper World said...

They are all gorgeous! Especially love the pirate one, so cute!

chelemom said...

Love all of these cards! SOOOO cute! I agree with your opinion of George and Izzy. I am actually mad at George for cheating on his wife and the impending break up...I think Izzy is a homewrecker! (Like they are real people.. : )

Christi said...

All of your cards are SO adorable!!

Wife2TJ said...

These are all so wonderful!

Debbie Olson said...

Heidi, they are all fabulous! I especially love the pirate and that Stampendous treats tower--NEED that stamp!