Last Thank You (for a while)

Here's the last (for a while) of the thank yous using the Hero Arts background stamp. I've been seeing a lot of window cards lately, so I wanted to try one. It was fun, so I'll have to do that again! I also have been enjoying clear embossing for a tone-on-tone look, so that's here as well.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Kraft, Stamper's Select White, Black, and Plum Pudding Papertrey Ink cardstock; Versamark; Lavender Moon ink from Papertrey Ink; Birds & Branches stamp from Hero Arts/Archivers; Floral Fusion (sentiment) from Papertrey Ink; K & Co rhinestones; Nestabilities

Yet Another Thank You

I said it was a variation on a theme. ;-) Still with the Hero Arts/Archivers background stamp. I've said before that it's near impossible for me to make two cards exactly the same. Sometimes I'll do it for thank you notes, because usually they are being written in response to an event and there are many to write. In this case, I was playing and there weren't so many to make, so they're all different.

This one isn't so different from the previous one, but I thought the flower/button addition was cute.

Thanks for visiting!

Supplies: unknown green burlap; Kraft and Vintage Cream Papertrey Ink cardstock; Birds & Branches and Butterflies & Lace Hero Arts/Archivers stamps; Wheat and Pumpkin Spice Versamagic chalk ink; White Papertrey Ink pigment ink; Prima flowers; Papertrey Ink button; generic twine; Recollections pearls; Nestabilities

Another Thank You

Here's another thank you card done with the Hero Arts/Archivers background stamp. I've had this green burlap in my stash for quite a while. It was a 12x12 sheet, and looking around for ideas, I came across it and decided to stamp on it. So I did. :-)

Thanks for looking!

Supplies: unknown green burlap; Vintage Cream and Kraft Papertrey Ink cardstock; Birds & Branches and Butterflies & Lace stamps from Hero Arts; Beyond Basic Borders (sentiment) from Papertrey Ink; pearls; Wheat Versamagic chalk ink; Lettuce dye ink from Adirondack; Chamomile Tea Dye Duo and White pigment ink from Papertrey Ink; Nestabilities circle die; pinking shears

More variations on a theme

This is the first of a series of cards that use the same stamp. When I was in Kansas City, I got to go to Archivers -- my first time stepping foot in the store. I've heard so much about it, but they don't have them where I live. That's probably a good thing for my wallet, lol! So anyway, I am a sucker for stamps (big surprise), and they have a line of Hero Arts stamps that are exclusive to Archivers. So I couldn't pass them up. :-) And since I was there for a birthday celebration (just prior to my real birthday), I had several thank you notes to make and write.

I also wanted to try my hand at the embossing resist technique I've seen so much lately. I'm not 100% pleased with the results, but it was fun to try, and I love this stamp.

Thanks, as always, for stopping by! I'll reveal the other variations over the next few days.

Supplies: Papertrey Ink Kraft, True Black, and Pure Poppy cardstock; Papertrey Ink Beyond Basic Borders (sentiment) and Text Style (you can't see it in the photo, but it's on the white); Hero Arts Birds & Branches; Papertrey Ink white and Pure Poppy inks; Versamark; clear embossing powder; Opalite ink; K&Company rhinestones; Fiskars border punch; Michaels black ribbon

Variation on a theme

I have a weakness in that all of my cards have to be different. I view it as a weakness because sometimes I just don't have that many (or any!) ideas or sometimes I'm under a time crunch. These two cards were the result of such a time crunch. I wanted to make cards for a couple of my online friends, but as I said before, February got totally crazy for me, so they both ended up being late. Gah! And when I sat down to do them, I had enough pieces/parts to make two, but as I said... all cards must be different!

Sooo, I have two very similar cards to show you. I just changed up the orientation and the flower layers. The first is for Denise C, the second Kim B... both from my Cricutlovers Yahoo group. And how bad am I... Denise's birthday is before mine and I got her card out after my birthday! February was a rough month for free time. :-(

Anyhoo... I hope the recipients liked them (I've heard from one already, and she did). And thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Paper Company green and pink cardstock; Stamper's Select white from Papertrey Ink; Striped, polka dot, and pink flowers DP from Making Memories; Papertrey Ink Around and About Sentiments; Papertrey Ink white ink; EK Success flower and corner rounder punches; Colorbok brads; Recollections pearls; Fiskars border punch; Martha Stewart butterflies punch

Blog Award

Someone gave me a blog award! Melinda from Melinda's Cut-N-Up Creations received it from someone else and has passed it on to me. I'll play along with the first part, but I'm not going to pass it on, only because it's impossible to choose who to send it to... there are so many worthy blogs.

Anyhoo... I'm supposed to tell you seven things about myself, so here goes:

  1. I am a Florida transplant, but I've been here for just about half my life.
  2. I have two wonderful, little, Mario-obsessed boys
  3. I get creative block quite frequently, lol
  4. I'm a paper hoarder... aw, heck, I hoard all papercrafting supplies!
  5. I spend more time looking at blogs than making stuff... there aren't enough hours in the day, lol
  6. I just turned 40... how the heck did that happen?? Shoot... I guess that means I need to update my profile.
  7. I want to move back to KC where most of my family is, but DH doesn't want to live anywhere that it's cold. He's been hating this Florida winter this year!

Thanks, Melinda! Hope everyone's having a nice weekend!

Welcome, Lily!

A friend of mine recently had a baby. She was due February 17, but had the baby February 2, so I was completely unprepared (card-wise) for the arrival, lol. And then, the insane new mom came back to work after three weeks. YES... THREE WEEKS! And I was still completely unprepared. Sigh. I thought I had three more weeks, lol! (Not really, I knew I needed to get it done, but sheesh... who comes back to work after three weeks?) Anyhoo... I finally got down to business and made a nice card for the baby's arrival.

Good thing is, my friend loved it. She particularly loved the bling, and I apparently chose a good color scheme. Brown and pink are the colors of the baby's room. How's that for coordinated? She even mentioned maybe putting it in a shadow box to hang in the baby's room. Awwww!

Thanks for visiting!

Supplies: Papertrey Stamper's Select white cardstock; unknown pink houndstooth DP; Background Basics: Hearts and Bitty Baby Blessings stamps from Papertrey Ink; Waltzingmouse Very Vintage Labels No 4; Floradoodles glittery flowers; Papertrey Ink button; Dark Chocolate, Sweet Blush, Vintage Cream and Tea Dye duo Papertrey Ink ink; Want2Scrap bling; unknown Its a Girl tag and butterfly; Michaels cream ribbon; Stampin Up! scallop trim border punch

So much for updating regularly... Hubby's birthday card

OK, so I'm not doing so well keeping this thing updated. :-) I am crafting... sometimes I take pictures... sometimes I'm late getting them done and it's all I can do to get them out the door on time! And then there's the whole "life" thing that gets in the way. Somehow, February turned into a very busy month for me, and it just seemed like I didn't have time for much. I have Papertrey stamps that I received several days ago that are still in the boxes! I normally have them out of the box, labels attached, and played with them by now -- usually the first night! I even got some stuff at Joann last weekend and it's still in the bag!! So really, I just haven't had much time for anything lately.

But I have been making more of an effort to at least get the picture before it leaves the house. So I'll be posting over the next week or two with stuff I've done over the past month. And hopefully by the time I'm catching up, I'll have more to show!

Today, I'm showing the card I made for my husband's birthday. It's mostly Papertrey. I think it's a nice, masculine card, and I think he liked it.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies (all PTI unless otherwise specified): Turning a New Leaf, Background Basics: Diamonds, and Through the Trees (sentiment) stamp sets; Kraft, Enchanted Evening, Vintage Cream cardstock; Dark Chocolate buttons; Vintage Cream and Enhanted Evening ink; Versamark; Filigree white embossing powder; Martha Stewart border punch; EK Success corner rounder; generic twine.

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.