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December Daily

Ok – I know I haven’t really been keeping this blog up.  New year… new plans…. hoping to have time to keep it up.

I have been following a few new-to-me blogs in the last year.  I started reading Ali Edwards blog about a year ago.  At the time she was creating a December Daily album.  LOVED the idea but at the time with a 2 year old who didn’t really “get” Christmas yet it just didn’t feel like the right time.  Now Andy is 3 and it felt like a great time to document our holiday.

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Kristina’s challenge

I have a backlog of cards to share on the blog & to publish on the website for sale…. but I’m still working to balance being a SAHM and pursuing this dream.  That said – I have been feeling the pull to get back to my blog lately & a  challenge from one of my favorite blogs was enough to get me going! I made the card several days ago – that’s always the easy part… getting it on the blog seems to take me longer.

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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 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