Happy Birthday, Rich!

This card is for my brother-in-law's birthday. We both turn 40 this year. FORTY! How the heck did that happen? I probably should have made this card "special" for the 40th birthday, but I didn't. It's still special because I made it, right?

Anyhoo...I made use of a bunch of Papertrey products on this one. All but the beige ink on the medallion is Papertrey. LOVE me some Papertrey! :-)

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream, Vintage Cream, Kraft, and Enchanted Evening cardstock; Papertrey Ink Faux Ribbon and 2009 Autumn Tags stamp sets; Papertrey Ink Enchanted Evening, Ripe Avocado, and Vintage Cream ink; Versamark Chalk Wheat ink; Papertrey Ink Enchanted Evening button; Rustic Cream twine; Nestabilities circle and pinked circle dies; EK Success corner rounder

Happy Birthday Mom-Mom 2010

This is the birthday card for my grandmother. I had more fun with my Punch Bunch punches in creating the flower. I also received my very first ever Stampin Up! stamps this week. And punches. A girl on one of my Yahoo groups had a virtual party and I had a weak moment, lol. That, combined with the fact that they're selling clear-mount stamps now was a dangerous combination!

So, on this card, I used the Well Scripted set for the sentiment, the Scallop Trim border punch, and the Bird on a Branch punch for the leaves. But I'm most proud of the flower, which I made with the Large Dahlia Petals Punch Bunch punch from Core'dinations cardstock. I have the two flower art books, and I thought the Dahlia punch would be used to make a dahlia flower, but the instructions say something else. So this design is sort of made up based on the basic mechanics of making flowers with their punches.

I'm mailing it in a CD mailer so it doesn't get smooshed. Doing that also allowed me to make it square. I don't make square cards often because I'm usually already paying a bit more for postage due to the bulk/weight, but the CD mailer will cost more anyway. I hope she appreciates the card!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Bazzill blue and Core'dinations orange cardstock; green from Stemma Citrus Bleu paper stack; unknown white/blue and orange DP; Well Scripted Stampin Up! stamp; Papertrey Ink Snow White pigment ink; A La Mode clear embossing powder; Large Dahlia Petals Punch Bunch punch; Scallop Trim Stampin Up! border punch; Bird on a Branch Stampin Up! punch;


A "friend" on one of my Yahoo groups just lost her grandmother, so I wanted to send a note of sympathy. It's pretty simple, but I just wanted her to know I was thinking about her. I lost one of my grandmothers in 2005 and it still saddens me that she's no longer here for me to talk to, so I can imagine how my Yahoo friend feels.

Thanks for visiting.

Supplies: Papertrey Ink Smokey Shadow and Stamper's Select White cardstock; Papertrey Ink Smokey Shadow and Color Box black pigment ink; A La Mode clear embossing powder; Papertrey Ink Life and Damask Designs stamp sets; Martha Stewart butterflies punch; Celebrate It (Michaels) Black sheer ribbon; Recollections pearls

Happy Birthday, Henry and Blog Counter

I was very productive this weekend -- FINALLY. I had about five cards I needed to get done, and I got them all done! Yay me! :-) I'll reveal them over the next few days rather than all at once.

This card is for my nephew who turns ten this year. It's so hard for me to do masculine cards, especially for boys who aren't kids really anymore. :-) Can't make it too babyish, can't make it too serious, don't want it to be too dorky. I'm not sure why it matters...I'm pretty sure they don't appreciate a hand-made card, but I do it all the same. But I thought Cosmo Cricket's Boyfriend line would be manly enough but playful.

I also finally added a counter to my blog. I've only had my blog a year. It's about time, huh? Maybe in the future I can use it to do giveaways and such. Of course, I suppose that means I need to be more consistent with updating my blog so there are new things for people to see, right? And maybe letting people know it's updated? Perhaps? ;-) My template is growing old, too. I think I want a change, so you might notice things changing soon, hopefully for the better.

Anyhoo...thanks for taking a peek today.

Supplies: Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream cardstock and Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend DP; Cornish Heritage Farms sentiment from Mona Lisa Moments Birthday Centers; Colorbox Chalk orange and Papertrey Enchanted Evening inks; white Basic Basic ribbon colored with a Copic; EK Success border punch; EK Success corner rounder punch

Christmas Thank Yous 2009

This is my thank you card this year. It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do, and I'm not 100% satisfied with it, but I thought it came out cute. I got to use my new Storybook cartridge. :-) And a Close to My Heart stamp set I purchased at the beginning of December.

Anyhoo...thanks for looking!

Supplies: Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream and Dark Chocolate cardstocks; Making Memories Cosmopolitan Workweek Stripe Pink patterned paper; Hero Arts Art Flowers; Want2Scrap.com pearl; brown rickrack from Michaels; Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream hybrid ink and White Pearls Stamp N Stuff embossing powder; Scor-Pal and Scor-Bug.

About Me

I'm a 40-something (WAIT...40-something? When did THAT happen?), married mother of two boys. I work full-time outside the home, but spend the little "me" time I have crafting. Oh, and collecting supplies, lol.

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I post this stuff just to share what I've done, but all content included on my blog is copyright Heather Kosinski, unless the images themselves belong to others. You may copy my ideas to make and sell at craft fairs or to give away, but please give me credit if it was my idea, and please don't submit my ideas for publication, classes, or design contests.


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