Love is in the air!

It’s been a while since I have posted new stuff on here and I am sorry!  I have been looking into better ways to display the cards as well as improving the website to make ordering easier.  I now need to go back & photograph many of my old cards and put them on the newly improved website.  I do have some product on there so feel free to go take a look!

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CASE’ing the Stampin’ Up! Catalog!

Simply Said Thank You

If you are a scrapbooker you may know this as “scrap-lifting” – but for card makers CASE’ing is Copy & Share Everything (CASE).  I took a run at a few cards in the new Stampin’ Up! catalog recently to get some inspiration and here are my results…. I learned some things to do differently next time – but that is what’s FUN!

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Making progress!

Well it has been a few weeks since my last post.  As time goes on these will become more regular. 🙂  In the last few weeks alot has happened with my website!  It has come a long way… not quite live yet but nearly so.  If you found this blog & want to check it out while it’s in progress the temporary link is www.scrapsbyheather.com/anna.  Once it goes live the /anna will be dropped.

So what’s new with me?  I have been working on the website – putting together a price/product list is alot harder than I thought it would be.  Do I want to go fully custom – how much for different sizes?  Where do I want to print my digital prints at etc.?

That said – here is some of what I have done.  I have found a very awesome professional printer that is the largest in the country & also a semi-local – Kansas anyway –  business!   I have also been researching S4H, S4O policies – and if you don’t know what those are, S4H – Scrap for Hire; S4O – Scrap for Others… very slight differences but most policies cover both.  In the card making world these are referred to as Angel Policies.   What I have found is that many of my favorite digital products have great S4H/S4O policies.   Unfortunately, in the paper world it’s much harder so I have decided to utilize Stampin’ Up! exclusively for my paper products.  That’s great because I am a demonstrator already & I have alot of supplies, not to mention they are top quality.  So due to some of the restrictions I am looking at 100% digital for my scrapbook pages for sale – Stampin’ Up! has a great line of products for making cards, but for scrapbooks it would be too limiting for me.

Project I have been working on range from a Superman card for a friend to take to Vietnam to give to his son in July to a few projects for my husband.  The Superman card has me worried – my friend doesn’t see his son often so I feel alot of pressure to make the card AWESOME! 

Here are a few completed samples.  I have a friend who is moving and asked for “We’ve moved” cards – I jumped right in without any idea of what she wanted because I had some ideas for a card I had wanted to make & now a ready-made use.  She has decided on a style similar to the Van Gogh card I posted on 3/26/09 so I am adding the card I created to my digital “stock” collection online – I think it would be suitable for Thank Yous, as designed, or many other uses. 

Moving-postcard

 I also created a Birthday card and a Sympathy card this week.  Here are those examples.

Birthday Card

 

Sympathy card – the interior has the statement – “Praying for friends to comfort you, faith to uphold you, and loving memories to heal your heart.”

Sympathy Card front

Thanks for visiting!

Heather

A few site updates

I have made a few changes to the blog (already) that hopefully add some functionality that you will enjoy!

First – if you click on the pictures, they will come up in the same window and you can move around them as many are far larger than the window – but that helps you see the details of the images.  To return to the blog just click in the black space above or below the picture.  (I do need to reload the most recent pages so they aren’t quite so large in the window)

Second – You can subscribe to the RSS feed (link on the right side menu).

Third – You can share a post with your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN, MySpace etc. etc. etc.  or email the post by clicking the Share/Save button at the bottom of the post.

Thanks!

Heather

Happy Saturday morning!

Well it is Saturday and I was expecting to wake up to a blanket of white covering up my already green grass and blooming daffodils.  The weather forecasters say it’s still coming – they just had the time wrong but we will see!  It is cold however…. brrr!

As I am working on my website and setting up my business offerings one area that I thought I needed to put some effort into was taking one set of pictures and making multiple layouts to show just how different a page can look with the same content & in this case – very similar layouts.  This is scrap-lifting at it’s best for scrappers out there – for potential customers – this is why I am here – to help you take your pictures and make them great and within your personality (and cost because time is a factor & these don’t all take the same amount of effort to make).

Option1 – Simple B&W layout. 

Option 1 - simple B&W

 Option 2 – traditional paper layout (or paper-look)

 Option 2 - paper look

Option 3 – The shabbier the better (embellishments & fun stuff)

 Option 3 - A bit shabby

I also wanted to share a larger size of one of the pages so that you can see the journaling & the actual picutres.  The longer I have been scrapping the more I LOVE journaling and this is one area I hope my clients come to love – I will take your pictures and make a layout that you can see via  a proof gallery on my website… then you send me your thoughts on the event/situation and I will incorporate those into the page.

Left half of Shabby Church page

 I hope you like them – I am still working on taking more of my existing artwork and editing it for my website.  The site developer should have the basics loaded Monday at which point I can start adding my pictures & arranging the site.

Have a great weekend!

Heather 

Credit goes out to Meryl Bartho from DSP and Natali of Natali Design for the use of some of their images in these layouts.

A few project teasers

I can’t resist sharing a few recent projects with you. 

First, this is a card that I made for a friend who is in hospice and also a fellow card maker. 

Thinking of you card for MJ

 

Next are a few recent digital scrapbook pages that I have made for myself – these are the start of my new son Andy’s baby album (well one of his albums anyway).   🙂

 Left half of a 2page ultrasound spread

 

Right half of a 2page ultrasound spread

Thanks!

Heather

Hello from Scraps by Heather

This is the start of a great new journey for me…. my first business!

So what is Scraps by Heather – well at it’s core it’s me… Heather…. offering my services as a scrapbooker, card maker and general crafter to take your memories and put them on paper – be it digital or physical – to bring scrapbooking to the masses.  I also love to make cards and they can be a key to creating the memories for your scrapbooks (invitations, announcements etc.) and I am looking forward to sharing my creativity with others in this area as well.

In the coming weeks I will share current and recent projects on this blog & also keep you up to date on the status of my website & business creation in general.

Please check back & keep reading!

Thanks – Heather