Happy Mail!

April 6, 2011

Delighted to find a hand quilled card in my mailbox yesterday!

Hand Quilled Floral Card

Thanks for thinking of me Val! Can you believe we’ve been friends for 1/2 of our lives now?!  Where does time go?

I have been working on these for the longest time.  Special thanks to Kristin (a lovely bride I’m working with) for getting me motivated!

Hand Stamped Savannah Wedding Welcome Bags with Forsyth Park Fountain

Bags are made of eco-friendly kraft paper and hand stamped by yours truly!  Monogrammed Soaps and Savannah Fountain Notes sold separately.  For all the details, and purchasing info, hop on over to TheInkLab.

more ink and bleach…

February 17, 2011

…finally bought that dip pen…NOT a good idea to use with bleach, but it produced for a little while…

ink and floral bleach frame

ink and bleach floral patternink

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2011

Thomas Jay makes his official card debut!

Thomas Jay Valentine

Limited edition of 1 – just for my Valentine xo

pen & ink, cut paper and some really sorry calligraphy

quilling collaboration

February 9, 2011

My second most popular blog post of all time, and three years later, I still don’t own a quilling tool.

drawing of quilled flowers by heathe l young

I am, however, drawing quilled flowers for none other than Miss  Valerie.

 

 

Savannah Stamp

February 1, 2011

It’s been an unusually busy January.  Lots of ideas running through my head, all fighting for a chance to make it onto paper.  Just sent this stamp to production.  Can’t wait to see how it turns out!

Welcome to Savannah Stamp by Heather L. Young of theinklab

©2011 Heather L. Young

I’m Done with Cake…

January 18, 2011

no really, my history here is not good.  Let’s take a trip back in time to 2008…

Remember that Dangerous Cake recipe?

Or how about the time I cheated?

Prepare yourself for my latest kitchen disaster…The World’s Ugliest Cake…

The Ugliest Cake you have EVER seen

“Thanks for the cake, but did you drop it on the floor?” — text message from my husband

“It looks like a dalmatian!” — side note from my bestie

Personally, I think it looks like a squirrel danced all over it, but no matter how good it tasted, I’m leaving the baking to the bakers from now on.

On a bright note, I did succeed at making my first (and last) diaper cake for a baby shower last week.

Diaper Cake Centerpiece for baby shower

Ingredients:  50 newborn diapers, 5 wash cloths, 2 pairs of socks, and 3 rubber frogs

 

 

Guest Blog for Be@Home

January 12, 2011

I was recently approached by the fine folks at Be@Home to do a  guest blog on gift wrapping.  So if you ever wanted to know how to make that paper rosette, here’s the step by step!

Gift Wrapping with Style Guest Blog Post on Be@Home

 

I LOVE Wrapping Presents

December 22, 2010

…perhaps my favorite of all the Christmas traditions.

presents wrapped with pinwheel bows

I’m a sucker for paper rosettes and love any excuse to glue rhinestones and wayward buttons to things.

presents wrapped with pinwheel bows

It’s a rather organic process, though I do like to keep a theme.    This year, I went for silver and gold with icy blue and the occasional pop of red.  I pulled every scrap bin out of my studio, and just started building from what I had on hand… (I always save lil remnants of ribbon!)… an eclectic mix of luxurious Italian handmade papers, basic kraft, and even a roll I found at the dollar store…(you’d be surprised at the paper you can find at the dollar store, just be aware that it’s usually thin and a little harder to work with)…now if I just had a tree to put them under…

Photographs and Memories…

September 30, 2010

Jim Croce sang about it…and I suppose you could call me a  memory hoarder.

Dried Gerber Daisies

Suggestions for dried Gerber daisies?  I’d be okay just salvaging one, but they’ve sat on my desk for nearly a year (362 days to be exact) with no real inspiration coming to mind.