Monday, April 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Elise

Today I am participating in a Blog Hop for Elise's Birthday.  She is a blog friend and team mate of mine on the Want 2 Scrap design team.  She is also on the JUGS design team and they were so sweet to do a blog hop just for her.  She is such a wonderful person, and always leaves the sweetest comments.  Here's to you girl!  Make sure you start HERE at Just Us Girls to see all the links for all the girls who participated.  You can make a card and link it up anywhere on any of the girls blogs and it will automatically update.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELISE!!



So, something is going on with my Picasa.  When I crop a picture it makes it blurry.  I have used Picasa as long as I have blogged.  The uncropped picture is not blurry, only after I crop it does it get blurry.  I take my pictures in my light tent and just crop the sides.  So there is very little cropping from the original picture.  Is anyone else having this issue?  It is very frustrating.  I do know it isn't my camera.  I have ruled that out.  I am not doing anything different than I have done for years.  I am bummed.  I really like how this one turned out and you can't see the details.


I ordered some new pretty Vintage Brads from a Stampin' Up friend.  They were pretty dark metal, so I decided to paint them with some white acrylic paint and then wipe off the tops.  I like the soft look it gave the brads.. 

I used the sketch at Card Patterns.  If you are ever in need of a great sketch...you need to start here.


Make sure to stop by Elise's blog and tell her Happy Birthday.





Thanks so much for stopping by,
Heather

44 comments:

Kim Duran said...

This is such a sweet card, Heather! I love what you did with the button. You always give your cards the best little attention to detail!

Jean Martin said...

Oh wow I LOVE this Heather! And the detail on those flowers are gorgeous! Is that PTI? I wasn't even considering that stamp set...now I am! Enabling! Argh! Hahaha! Not good for my wallet. And that vintage button! I love what you did with it! Such a fantastic idea! I'm sure Elise would love this card. Thanks for sharing!

Dana Gustafson said...

Pure Heather brilliance! I adore your pretty card...the 3-D flower and leaves and pin...oh MY! Such a delight!

Elena_ss said...

Очень аккуратная и красивая открыточка!!!

Lynnda Hosni said...

What a pretty card Heather!!!...I love it...as always...hugs...xoxo

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Classy and oh so springy! I must get that flower die...I put it in my cart at pti and than take it out...a girl only has so much money ya know? cherry

Ros said...

Beautiful card Heather ... a wonderful tribute to Elise .. Love how you did the button ... I'd never have thought of that ... TFS

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

What a beautiful card! LOVE it!

Kathryn B said...

This is one stunning Birthday card Heather! Your flower is drop dead gorgeous!

scrappermimi said...

Fabulous card...these colors are stunning!

Andrea M said...

What a GORGEOUS birthday card in honor of Elise! I love the flower with the FABULOUS button in the center! The colors are so warm and inviting! What a STUNNER, Heather!

Christina said...

This is really stunning, Heather! Love that bit of ledger paper and the gorgeous flower!

BEAR's Mom said...

a really pretty birthday card Heather
i love the idea of painting over the brad
it does give it a softer look :D
BEAR HUGS
~victoria~

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!

~amy~ said...

gorgeous heather...love how you altered the brad!

Rizzi said...

WHAT A SWEET CARD HEATHER, LOVE THE COLORS, AND THE BRAD LOOKS GOOD, PAINTING IT THAT WAY. ANOTHER WORK OF ART. HAVE A NICE DAY. RIZZI

Tammy Hershberger said...

Photo-editing issues or not, this is stunning, Heather! GORGEOUS Spring colors, and I love what you did with the white paint on the brad for the flower center! Absolutely beautiful!

Cheryl Nelson said...

So incredibly GORGEOUS!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is SO gorgeous Heather! LOVE the layout and colors you used! That flower is AMAZING!!!

lynn said...

i can't help with picasa, i use adobe, hope someone has an answer for you. your card looks lovely as ever, though, heather. your flower is wonderful and the painted brad is perfect!

Lea L. said...

This is so soft and gorgeous! Totally love the beautiful flower accents! ♥♥♥

Linda R. said...

Such a pretty card.. That flower is soooo pretty. And the DP you used here look beautiful.. Gives it a fresh feeling..

I use picasa also.. I do think something is going on.. I can't get my photos to post from picasa.. That is how I have always done it.. So know I load my photo on to my post right from my computer. Not picasa.. I haven't had time to see why.. I don't get a lot of craft time so I hate spending it trying to figure out my computer..
Maybe this weekend I will..

Hugs, Linda

Stella said...

Elidse is a lucky girl; she gets this handmade jewel. Priceless and gorgeous. I love it:)

Ok I'll admit; I'm a bit jealous :)

Hugs,
Stella

Kendra said...

LOVE all the PTI on your card!!! What is that thing called that you have the card sitting on in the second picture? I've been trying to find one but it's tough when I don't know what it is exactly!

Karen said...

I don't use Picasa for editing, so I'm no help. But, how frustrating! Have you ever tried Picnic? You can use basic editing features for free through Flickr.

Your card is beautiful from the color palette to your flower, to your fab altered brad! :>

Patty@sewingseeds said...

Oh, I love that flower and the paint treatment to the brad. Very pretty card.

Daniela said...

Beautiful card, love the color and that flower.

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Wow, what a very beautiful card, Heather!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is beautiful heather!
Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello! : )

Kendra said...

Thanks for the info on the flower frog- ebay was the perfect place to look too!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Heather! Love the layered flower and all the MME PP!

whoistracy said...

What a gorgeous card Heather! I love the soft colors. This is just so pretty.

Elise said...

Oh, DEAR! Oh, dear, ohhhhhhhh dear! I'm STILL in shock about this entire, benevolent/wonderful/AMAZING event! {I'm sorry it too me so long to get by! My hands were, literally, seizing up, from all the typing!} I am just BLOWN away - still weeping a little {with joy!} and JUST so humbled and happy! I am POSITIVELY thrilled that you were able to partake of this EXTREMELY sweet birthday LOVE festival! It really helped take the sting out of my advancing age! hee hee SERIOUSLY - Heather, your card craft is SO outstanding! To think that ONE tiny corner of this was crafted with ME in mind: I just can't describe how TRULY honored I am... {But that won't stop me from trying - of COURSE!} Anyway, love bug - THIS card looks terrific to me FROM EVERY ANGLE you have here! I'm sorry you're frustrated with the cropping/picasa! I have to confess I haven't dabbled with it much, but I have friends who swear by the photo editing! I'd say, try GOOGLE-ING the problem and see what you get! In ANY case - I can see clearly ENOUGH to see HOW exquisite every detail looks and THAT brad is simply the stuff of the craftiest DREAMS! Brilliant! Oh, girl! I love every inch of THIS card! However, I must qualify with a "most of all" by saying... the fact that you took crafty time from your own plate and shared it with me: *swoon!* All I know is that this is just about the best BIRTHDAY gift I can remember! I am TRULY touched in the deepest part of my crafty soul! YOU are such a treasure to me, Heather! I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOO, so, so, so BEYOND delighted that our crafty/life paths have crossed and my plan is to KEEP YOU! For as long as I can! {LOL!} THANKS, again, dear girl - for ALL of the love, thoughtfulness and ultimately, the gift of your friendship! xoxoxox!

Lindsay said...

This is gorgeous Heather! I love the colors and those flowers are fabulous!

PapierGirl said...

Absolutely beautiful Heather! I love the flower and the pretty brad - I have painted over metal as well and love the look! Good luck with your camera!! :)

Silke Ledlow said...

BEAUTIFUL BIRTHDAY CARD! Sorry you still have this problem...believe it or not I can't tell the difference...giggle! Hugs ~S~

Sarah said...

Simply stunning your detail is just so amazing I love all off your makes they are all beautiful
Hugs
Sarah x

NinaB said...

Beautifully done, Heather! I just love the romantic touches you put on your projects.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Gorgeous Heather! I love your die cut layering. You do beautiful work dear girl!

Angelica said...

Such a beauty of a card!!! Love the soft colors and layering on the flower.

Pauline said...

Beautiful card, the painted brad looks vintage, and I love the soft colours and the lovely flower shape.

Inger said...

This is a wonderful Birthday card Heather!!!!

HAPPY EASTER!

♥ Hugs, Inger

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful colors. Love the brad and that you painted it white to match. Gorgeous card.

Mirna said...

Wow, Heather this is such a stunning card! I love the colors and I love all your gorgeous layers! Wow, totally blown away! This is my new favorite of yours! TFS!

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