Tuesday, June 16, 2009

hit me with your BIG SHOT

Woah! Has it really been 5 days since I've blogged last? What's up with that? I never go that long. There's usually something I have to say. I suppose there's just been a lot of other things that have sucked up my time and I'm trying really hard to be better at prioritizing. I think I might have said this once or twice before!

So, while the kids take a {much needed} nap, I wanted to share with you some cards I made over the weekend. I hosted my second Stampin' Up! workshop on Saturday and it was so much fun! Thanks, Angie, for hosting!!

My friend, Andrea, who is also my upline (the person I signed up under) loaned me her BIG SHOT over the weekend. It's a die cut machine you can purchase through SU! Oh, and let me tell you...this bad boy is definitely going on my Christmas list (if I can wait that long!!)

I got to play around a bit with the "top note die" and the "medium scallop die". It was so much fun to use these to make cards. Here are the samples I created below...just for fun!

These two are created with the "top note die". I love the look it gives the card and the way it frames the stamped images. I always make at least 2 of each of the cards I design.

This one I did as a demo at the workshop, so the guests could see the Big Shot in action. The flowers in the top right corner are also created using the Big Shot.

These next two cards I made just for fun using the "medium scalloped die" (blue circle background). I, again, made two of each of these and then just changed out the greeting, so it's a different sentiment on each one...to have a variety of occasions to choose from.

**Sneak peek! This first card is going to be one of three cards that we will be making at my card making night next Thursday.

This next card was actually the "make n take" at the workshop on Saturday. We didn't use the die cutting machine for this one. Can you tell I love this little birdie set!? It's called Cheep Talk. (There are other samples I've created here.) Thank goodness it's sticking around for the next catalog. It's too cute to retire!

These last samples were the hostess gift for my friend Angie, who hosted the workshop. (For each workshop I do, I try to spoil the hostess by giving them some extra goodies, since they are so kind to open their home to let me come in and share about Stampin' Up!)

I made 3 of each of the two small birthday gift tags and then made a matching box to put them inside. These are made with the stamp set Think Happy Thoughts and the Seeing Spots stamp set. Seeing Spots is actually retiring from the catalog. So sad! I loved this one. I'll still use it for my own personal use, but I won't be able to show it off at any of my future workshops or card making nights since it won't be available for purchase any more.

3x3 cards...

...with matching box

Each of the guests at the workshop had these at their table, and then I quickly did a demonstration of how to "whip these out". Check out this tutorial if you want to make your own!

For all of those die hard Stampin' Up gals out there, sorry I didn't go into detail about the colors/DS papers used, but I didn't want to bore all my other readers with a long list of supplies. Please e-mail me if you'd like to know. I find it very helpful when I'm searching out ideas for Stampin' Up! products to know what colors are being used in the project, so I have decided that (because I don't have enough already to do) that I'm going to start another blog (oh goodness!) that will showcase my SU! projects. On that blog, it will post all of the "ingredients" needed to make them. It will be slow in getting up and running, but it will come soon and I will tell you all about it when it happens. In the meantime...I need a name! There are so many play on words with Stampin' in the title, but so many are taken. So far I have Stuck on Stampin'! which I haven't seen used...yet. Any other ideas??


And in other craftiness...

Don't forget you still have TWO MORE DAYS to showcase your monogram projects! We will be taking July & August off from the monthly craft challenges, so be sure to squeeze this one in! If you haven't yet checked out the fun projects, be sure to visit here. Thanks to everyone who has joined us so far! It's been fun to see what you have come up with.


I'm working on a Father's Day gift for the grandpas, so I'll see if I can get that finished to show off tomorrow! Hope you are all having a great start to your week!


vicki said...

GREAT JOB! Love all your cards!

Smith Family said...

WOW!! These are absolutely amazing! Beautiful work Heidi.

Kim said...

I love the cards. Wish I could have been there to try some!!

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

Wow!! Those cards are ADORABLE!! I have heard all about this Stampin Up thing on the internet. But this is the first time I have seen results from it!!

Thanks for sharing!


He And Me + 3 said...

Seriously...those cards were awesome! You are the most talented person I know in the crafty department. I want to be just like you. But I do not have a creative bone in my body. Teach me!

Kelli said...

Cool cards. I saw that tool and I know already that I want one. I can't wait for my party in July. It should be a lot of fun. I'll keep you posted about it. Happy Tuesday!

Katie said...

Well you know I always love your crafts! The cards are so great! I love that shaped die, I've looked at them in the catalog before.

Emily said...

I love the cards...the colors are fabulous.

Melissa said...

I love the blue and orange birthaday card!

Sarah Ondracek said...

The Big Shot was so awesome on Saturday! Angie and I both want it:) And I purchased the Seeing Spots stamp set just because I LOVED the hostess gift you made for Angie. You are a born-with-it creative genius and I love everything you make!

Sarah said...

I love, love, love the birdies. Super Cute Cards.

Xazmin said...

You seriously make the. cutest. cards...on the planet!

I love them...they are so adorable.

Funny that your one card said "you've got a friend in me" because I'm watching Toy Story with my daughter, and that song was playing!!

jenjen said...

Those are soooo cute! I love those Big Shots. I don't have one but my friend is a demonstrator and they are so cool! I have the scalloped punch and I use it all the time.


Amanda said...

I heart these cards Heidi! So, so pretty! The "top note die" is awesome!! Love the shape!!!


Lauren said...

You are so creative!! Love the cards!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Those cards are SUPER cute! I love the ones with the Seeing Spots stamps!!

Crystal said...

I just love your cards, you are so creative and crafty. Those birdies are just toooo cute:)
I have heard of Stampin'up.

Rhonda said...


You make the cutest cards ever girl! Love them all!

I want to go to a Stampin' Up party! Man I wish I lived close to you! I would love for you to come to my house and demonstrate! How fun would that be! Your awesome girl!

Miller Racing Family said...

The cards all look super! I don't think that I can choose a favorite. I have also found it hard to blog in the summer, there are just so many things to keep us busy!
Have a great day!

Kris said...

Heidi! Those cards are so, so cute!!! I LOVE that water bottle, too! You are so clever. That machines looks awesome. I just love the way you put it all together!

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