Wednesday, November 6, 2013

30 Days, 30 Cards

I am a little more than excited to share with you all that Heidi Swapp herself shared one of my cards on her FACEBOOK page!!  You can imagine my excitement when I saw it!  Does anyone else get this excited about this stuff?!  I recently took a class of Heidi's at Hannah's Home Accents and one of the wonderful ladies there shared with us how she explains to her non crafty friends who Heidi Swapp is!  Well she is the Julie Roberts of scrapbooking!  I thought that is so absolutely true!  She is definitely the Julie Roberts of the paper crafting world!  I have a lot of non crafty friends and when I am sharing my stories with them about meeting Heidi Swapp or Teresa Collins they just do not understand why I am so excited!  To me these women and men who design and create all of these wonderful treasures that we all love so very much are a bit of a design celebrity!  I was a bit star stuck meeting both Teresa Collins and Heidi Swapp!  What makes meeting them even better is that they are both so down to earth and genuinely nice women!  They are real and can relate to real life and they share a little bit of themselves with you!  Have any of you met your favorite designers or taking any of their classes?  I drove almost 2 hours to meet Heidi Swapp and Teresa Collins and I will be doing it again next year!  Ok now that I have shared all of that with you lets get into my next two cards for the Memory Works 30 Days, 30 Cards.  Today I have Day 2 and Day 3 to share with you and here is a look at the sketches and my cards.
Day 2
The cards came together very quickly and the first one is using a mixture of products from Amuse Studio, Close to My Heart, and Stampin Up.  My second card uses more of Heidi Swapp's BELIEVE Collection.  Have you starting making your Christmas cards for this year yet?  Or do you purchase them or create them digitally?  Please do tell cause I would love to know!   Well I hope you enjoyed my cards today and my exciting new from yesterday!  My babies thought I was a bit crazy yesterday morning when mommy started yelling with excitement at the computer!  Thanks so much for stopping today and enjoy your day!

Challenges Entered
CAS-ual Fridays CFC113-Dry or Heat Embossing
Simon Say Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes
There She Goes Clear Stamps-TSG232 Pattern Power
Great Impressions-Holiday Card or Tag


  1. Gorgeous cards Erica :-) both of them are fabulous and how fab to be featured on Heidi's blog WOW !! I would be thrilled too ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  2. Great interpretation of both of those sketches for your cards Erica! You show how versatile a swiss dot embossing folder can be so perfectly! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays ;-)

  3. Awesome cards Erica!! I love the big bow on the first one. And I love how you simplified the 2nd one! It looks so classic! And of course Congrats again on HS sharing your card!! That is so so awesome! I'm so giddy for you!!

  4. Two fabulous cards! LOVE the bow on the first and the fun vintage feel of the second! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! Don't forget--we've got a sale going on for the next three days and it's "Guess the Carol" week for more chc\ances to win! :) Mynn xx

  5. That is sooooo cool! I enjoyed meeting Teresa Collins at a retreat in Utah and her story is so heartwarming. Congrats on the FB share with your awesome card. Loving this sunburst card too.

  6. Great take on both sketches. You have an excellent sense of design.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

  7. Great cards… You are going places for sure! Congrats on being featured!

  8. Both are gorgeous! Fabulous job! Thanks for playing along with There She Goes Challenge!

  9. Love the Verve sketch you used for the first card! The polka dot embossing on your second card is perfect for your card!! Thanks for playing along with the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!! :)

  10. Wow, your cards are gorgeous! Thank you for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!