Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hip Hop Hooray a reason to create today...

My oh my...it has been FOREVER since I've spent some time in my craft studio!! I had to literally blow the dust off my tools..LOL (ok maybe I'm exagerating a tad bit). Last night I slipped into my studio to create a Birthday card for a very special lady who is celebrating her birthday today..my mother in law. Half the time I don't even get around to sending friends/family b-day cards because I'm 'one of those' I prefer to make people cards vs. buying store bought ones yet half the time I never find the time to sit down and create them. I know that is a horrible habit so I made it a point to slip into my studio last night to create this card-
I used This set from my Unity stash, along with one of my fav. products-snow tex. If you've never used snow-tex I'll let you in on a little secret of mine..you have to have this product for your stash! I'm not quite sure if you can find it year round but you'll definitly find it around the holidays..when you see it grab it :). My secret is this- if you wait until after the holidays you can load up your stash for half the price :). I think a large tub of this stuff will run about $10 or more but if you wait until the after the holiday sales start you can get it for the fraction of the price (I think I purchased about 15 tubs of this stuff from Joanne's a couple years back and I still have plenty in my stash. Anyhow, you are probably wondering what is so great about this stuff..let me tell you- it's wonderful to use on all of your holiday and winter themed projects yet it can double as 'frosting' for cupcakes (as demonstrated on this card), birthday cakes, and even gingerbread houses...how fun is that!

Ok, well that was my tip of the day....Thank you much for stopping by today!!! Now please continue on your hip hop way and visit my friend Brooke today


27 comments:

Jacqueline said...

I will certainly look for this product!! This is an amzing card, you added your beautiful style to this card!! I love your use of the cupcake!! glad your back and crafting again!

Maynes-Watt-Hayes Family said...

super cute!

Ari Vega-Macias said...

very, very cool:)

StampinCathy said...

Wow this is just stunning Heather. I just love all the details and the colors are beautiful.

Olde Country Creations said...

Great card.

Jen E. said...

wow! that looks so VERy cool!

Ashley said...

Very cute Heather!

Kristen said...

Heather I am sure you MIL is going to love this card! It is so beautiful. Thanks for the tip too ;)

Jenn said...

That cupcakes looks good enough to eat!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

really beautiful.

Molly Joly said...

Wow. I've never heard of that stuff - sounds like something I need to look into...

JessicaK said...

Wow, never seen the snow-tex before but will have to go look for it. very cute.

HapEMomE said...

Such a gorgeous card!
~Chelsea

Diane said...

Pretty card...I just threw ALL my snow tex out...darn it!

Jen said...

I love all the texture on your card...I thought I was the only one who preferred to make cards for family and then never send any...ha! Just beautiful!

JazzyH said...

Cute

Ravengirl said...

Very cute birthday card! My bff just made some cupcake invites with that snow-tec stuff! It works wonderfully!

Martha said...

oh i will for sure be looking for this product during the holidays ;)
love your card, love it ;)

Tanis said...

That fluffy stuff looks like FUN!!!
LOVE the texture it adds to that cupcake!

RR said...

Oh, oh I have this set. Always on the lookout for creative cupcake cards.

I am so there with you on the good intentions for making cards.

Robyn Weatherspoon said...

LOVE this Heather!

BloomingPink said...

Very pretty.

And I'm the same way (re: making cards and then not having time).

What I have been doing lately is making at least two when I sit down, so that I have a spare to use later.

Now, if I can only find them later, I'd really be on top of it! :)

Paola said...

I love what you did with this card. I love it.

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the info, always wondered how these were done. Lovely card.

Karen said...

Great idea using snowtex on your cupcake..I'm sure your MIL will love her handmade card.

jill said...

Very sweet. great work. jill s

Heather Brown said...

Super CUTE!!