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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations

Hello crafty friends, hope everyone is well and happy,  I'm sharing another card I made using the wonderful stamps and dies from this months release "All Geared Up".  Hope you enjoy!!!!
Other Products: Buttons, Burlap, Gold Ink Pad.
Instructions: Prepare your card base to 5" x 7". Stamp the background and trim to 4 3/4" x 6 3/4". Add a piece of burlap in the center and adhere to card. Cut all your gears out and adhere to card. Stamp your sentiment, cut out and add to card. To finish the card add the buttons.
Thanks for dropping by, be sure and check out my team mates designs for more inspiration!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday Challenge and party!!!!

We have another lovely  Colour challenge starting at the Outlawz and this week the inspirational picture was chosen by Ina, twist it to add lace....

We are also having a party at Outlawz that you will NOT want to miss!!!! Lots of wonderful goodies!!!!
now on to my card...
Since this is a party, we have additional sponsors for this week!
 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Stamp Show

sharing some pictures I took of the Heartfelt Creations Booth at the Sevierville TN stamp show I attended this pass Sat.  Wonderful day and the weather was fantastic!!!!
 this is the line of ladies waiting to check out, the line was unbelievable..........HC was the busiest booth at the whole show.
           This is Joel, I had met and worked with him another time, he is a fantastic young man!!!!
                      the cards are just so gorgeous in real life, almost takes your breath away!!!!
Last but not least, I have more but will post later, hope you have enjoyed and hope to meet some of you at one of these shows one day.............

Thursday, October 16, 2014

URGR8T

Don't ya just love that tag.........I love this entire Collection, such cute tags, gears, wheels and all!!! These make fantastic masculine cards for all the guys in your life.
This is the second card I made this week for Heartfelt Creations All Geared Up....
Products Used:
All Geared Up Paper Collection
All Geared Up Die
Plates and Gears PreCut Set
Burnished Key PreCut Set
Burnished Key Die
Zip Dry Paper Glue
Grand Calibur
Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute
Project Instructions:
Other Products: Buttons, Ribbon, Versa Mark, White Embossing Powder, Spellbinders E-022 Embossing Folder.
Instructions: Prepare your card base 5" x 7". Cut a piece of Foil card stock 4 3/4" x 6 3/4", dry emboss and adhere to card base. I added a few extra strips to the center and bottom. Next cut several of the gears out, sponge color with the distress inks and attach around the card. Stamp and cut out the heart and key, adhere to card. Stamp the sentiment, cut out and adhere along with a bow and buttons to finish the card.
As always, thanks for dropping by and have a blessed day....

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations

Hello, sorry to be late but with the rain and wind we lost power...Almost 12 hours.....
We are also doing a blog hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon today, so make sure to visit their blog for some more creative inspiration:)
Products Used:
All Geared Up Paper Collection
All Geared Up Die
Cut Mat Create 2A Die
Luggage and Tags Die
Sweet Juliet Die
Zip Dry Paper Glue
Grand Calibur
Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute

Project Instructions:
Other Products: Brads, Stickles, Ribbon.
Instructions: Prepare your card base 5" x 5". The next layer is 4 3/4" x 4 3/4". Cut out all your gears, leaves and tags. Add brads, adhere all to the card. Using 3D dots, adhere the tag. To finish the card add your bow and stickles.
Thanks for taking time to drop by, I really appreciate it and your comments.....

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tuesday Color Challenge at the Outlawz

Hello, welcome to this weeks Tuesday's color Challenge, hope you can play along, this week we have:
and then you chose the twist and tell us what it is.... how easy is that.  Again for the month of October we have a sponsor...you can win $20 GC from Nice Crane Design store!

now for my card...
for my card I used Lovely Lilac, Garden Green and Wild Wasabi, the twist is Die Cuts....
I used Spellbinders Opulent Ovals and Romantic Rectangles.  The image is a pre colored image from Nice Crane Designs (Little Workers) and the flowers are from Heartfelt Creations.
Thanks for taking time to drop by, I hope you play along.....

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Outlawz' color challenge

Here is the challenge this week over at the Outlawz, hope you will join us....
Your Obsidian October Twist is 'Make it Vintage"
 
Color Challenge is so excited to have as our sponsor for the month of

October
Nice Crane
Who specialise in vintage collages, Digital Stamps from Victorian times and Children's books
And One Lucky Person will win a $20 GC for their store!
Here is my card for this week..
I used a Nice Crane image, colored with Prisma Pencils, Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles , and for the leaves I used Beautiful You and the Decorative Flower Pot die from Heartfelt Creations.
The flowers are Sun Kissed Fleur and the matching die
I do hope you will join us this week.....


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Card in the Box

 Hello, here is the second card I did this week for Heartfelt Creations, it the new release All Geared Up....makes great masculine cards......
I love making these Card in a Box cards.....
Products Used:
All Geared Up Paper Collection
All Geared Up Die
Luggage and Tags Die

Project Instructions:
Instructions: I cut my paper at 6" x 12", scored the 12 inch side at 2 3/4"; 5 1/2"; 8 1/4"; 11". Turn and score at 2 1/2". Round the corners top only. Cut up to the score line on the top. Using Score tape, adhere a piece to the 1 inch flap and making the box. Leave the long back side and fold the other 3 down. Cut one piece of pattern paper 5 3/4" x 2 1/4", adhere to the inside back panel. Cut (3) 2 1/4" x 2" and adhere those 3 to the side panels. Cut 2 pieces 1 1/2" x 3 3/4", score at 1/2" on each end, apply score tape to the ends and add to the inside of the box. Cut out the gears and tag, adhere to the box. Add the little tags to the 3 tabs with Double Dots to finish.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations

The All Geared Up Collection has just released! It's a steampunk/vintage/flower that isn't a flower that can pass for a gear and is very artsy. You can create feminine and guy projects with it. It's perfect for guy cards as you can really create some clever interactive gears that rotate on the cards.


Products Used:
All Geared Up Paper Collection
All Geared Up Die
Nuts and Bolts PreCut Set

Project Instructions:
Other products: Martha Stewart Double Loops Punch.
Instructions: Card base is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2", next layer is 1/4" smaller. The next layer is 3" x 4" then adhere the pattern paper on top. Cut a piece 2" x 5 1/4" and punch down one side, lay a piece of pattern paper on top 1" x 5 1/4". Stamp your image on a 3" x 3" piece, color and adhere to card. Cut all the gears out, place around the image, add a few chain links on top of the image to finish.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Tea Box

Here is another gift idea for ya....



 Products Used:
Classic Sunflower Paper Collection
Classic Sunflower PreCut Set
Classic Sunflower Die
Open Leaf PreCut Set
Classic Leaf Die
Luggage and Tags Die
Zip Dry Paper Glue
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Grand Calibur
Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear

Project Instructions:
Other Products: Micro Beads.
Instructions: I used the instructions from Splitcoast Stampers here only I changed the measurements, shown here, but kept the instructions. These make great gifts for teachers, office workers or really anyone, hope you give it a try!!!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations

Hello and welcome to another Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations.
 Don't ya just love these little gift bags... Perfect size for anyone waiting to be filled with all kinds of goodies....
and super easy to make!!!!


Products Used:
Classic Sunflower Paper Collection
Classic Sunflower PreCut Set
Classic Sunflower Die
Open Leaf PreCut Set
Classic Leaf Die
Luggage and Tags Die
Zip Dry Paper Glue
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Grand Calibur
Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear

Project Instructions:
Other Products: Ribbon, Large Button.
Instructions: I used the instructions from Splitcoast Stampers here. I cut paper from the Sunflower Paper Collection to decorate the sides. Stamp the leaves and flowers. Cut out, shade, shape and adhere to the box. I used a small hole punch to run my ribbon through with the tag. To finish add a large button in the center of the flower. These make fantastic gift boxes for everyone and anyone!!!
Don't for get to head on over to Heartfelt Creations blog for more inspiration!  thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Welcome to the Color Challenge at The Outlawz!

 

 

 
Welcome to my first Color Challenge at The Outlawz as a Design Team member
 

 
We are so happy that you decided to join us! Every week we will challenge you to use particular colors and a Twist which we will call "Serene September" during the month of September.

Disclaimer
The challenge colors should be clearly visible and in majority on your project.
If you will be adding other colors, they should be less visible than the challenge colors. If you are using a stamped image or digi stamp, you do not have to color the image in the challenge colors. Make sure you add the "TWIST" to be eligible for the drawing.

Color Challenge is so excited to have as our sponsor for the
month of

September

Fred She Said!

this week our colors are.....
I do hope you will paly along.... and now for my card.
I used Anna Griffin embossing folder, a Stampin Up board punch and Heartfelt Creation Tea Cup, the sentiment is one I printed off the computer.
 

Thanks for taking time to drop by....




 



 


 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Happy Birthday

Hello, I'm sharing a card I made for my sister-n-law, I usually forget them but someone has it circled on the calendar, I couldn't miss is LOL.  Hope she likes it

 
It's a simple card but yet I think it's gorgeous!!!! Hope you do too!
I used Heartfelt Creations and Spellbinders along with the Cuttlebug embossing folder!
Sunflower Die
Sunflower Stamp
Sunflower Stem
the sentiment is one I typed on the computer and cut out using the tag die. 
I put Micro beads in the center of the flower. 
Thanks for looking!!!!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Classic

Hello, I'm sharing a card I made for a friend, his wife ordered it...., hope he likes it...
the image is from The Doodle Pantry,  (this image is pre-colored), card stock is from my stash basket, also made a matching envelope, hope you like... Have a great weekend!!!!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Sunflowers...

Hello, here to share another card I made this week for Heartfelt Creations, I am so in love with this new Classic Sunflower set, sorry about the bow, didn't even notice it was crooked until now...

Classic Sunflower Paper Collection
Classic Sunflower PreCut Set
Classic Sunflower Die
Zip Dry Paper Glue
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Grand Calibur
Double Dots 100pc.
Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Moss Green Metallic 3D Stamp Paint

Other Products: Frond Set by Creative Embellishments, Ribbon, Spellbinders Stately circle, Classic Large Circles.
Instructions: Prepare your card base 5" x 7". Next 2 layers will be 1/4 inch smaller, add to card base. Cut another brown piece 1 1/2" x 4 3/4", place at the bottom part of card, next cut a brown piece 2 3/4" x 5 3/4", put a piece of designer paper on top 1/4 inch smaller and adhere to card. Stamp your image, I use the small sponge daubers to color my image, cut the image out. Cut the largest die from the Stately Set out and adhere to card, next add the chip board piece after coloring it with the Stamp Paint, then using the Double Dots add your image. Add bow at the bottom to finish.
Thanks for taking time to drop by, hope you enjoy and until the next time, God Bless!!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations

Hello, welcome to Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations.
We are doing a blog hop with Creative Embellishments today so Click Here to see all of the beautiful inspiration they are sharing with us today.
Products Used:
Classic Sunflower Paper Collection
Classic Sunflower PreCut Set
Classic Sunflower Die
Luggage and Tags Die
Zip Dry Paper Glue
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Grand Calibur
Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Moss Green Metallic 3D Stamp Paint
Other Products:
Flourish 18 by Creative Embellishments, Micro Gold Beads, White Pearl Pen.
Instructions: Prepare your card base 5" x 7". Trim a piece of the design paper 1/4 inch smaller and adhere to card. Now cut a smaller piece, round the corners, attach ribbon and adhere to card. Add the flourish after applying the Moss Green Stamp Paint. Stamp the flowers, I stamped 3 times and used the largest, cut out, shade, shape and adhere to card. Add the micro beads to the center of each flower. Add the pearl pen randomly around the card, cut the tag out and adhere to card to finish.
You won't to miss the other team members creations this week, so be sure and hop on over there too!
Thanks for dropping by and until the next time, God Bless!!!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Elphant Ear

Michelle came up Sat and this is what we made using one of my Elephant ears from the flower garden, course she also planted the Elephant ears LOL, think she's a keeper............

This measures 12 x 18.

I plan on painting this green...
hope you like...


Getting to know me Blog Hop

Hi blog friends,

I've been asked to participate in a unique blog hop by my friend and  super talented co-design team teammate at Stamp 'n Boomer Cheri Weston.

The purpose of the hop is to introduce you to me and what makes my creative world tick.  Cheri's post will blow you away when you see what she created, she is very talented!!

The best part about this hop is that I get to introduce you to two of my blogging buds  that are incredibly talented crafting friends who will post their own "Getting to Know Me" blogs next week.  You will read more about that later in the post.  

There are a series of questions I've been asked to answer in order for you to get to know me better.  So here we go!
   What am I working on?
I still work outside the home at a Training Center for special needs adults.  I have been there for 33 years and do plan on retiring in Feb,  I run the craft room so I am always creating both at work and at home.
At home, I am working on cards for a new release with Heartfelt Creations, it will be out the second Wednesday of October.  You won't want to miss that release, like all of their Stamp Collection, it's a beauty!!! I'm also reading and getting use to being on the Color challenge Group at Outlawz, I'm happy to be joining the Design Team and hope you all will come by and join us. 

How does my work differ from others of it's genre?
 
I am not sure if my work differs from others.  I love 5 x 7 cards and or different folds.

I try not to compare my work with others -  I just want to make my work better than the last one I made. I love making flowers ,creating 3D projects and Glitter!!
 

 
Why do I create what I do?
When I am really tired and want to just kick back, I love going into my craft room and creating a card.  It's so relaxing and I just get lost in it and before I know it, I'm not tired any more. I also love reading the comments people leave about my cards...

How does my creative process work?
I usually start with a stamp that I want to work with, then I pick my colors, paper, sketch etc.  I do keep a file on my computer with lots of sketches, card folds, color chart and such to help me! If that doesn't help there is always Pinterest LOL.



Do I have a favorite tool that I can't live without?
Die Cut machines, I love dies and have something on my cards  that I have cut out.  I have 3, the Big Shot, Grand Calibur and e-Bosser. I have RA and when my hands hurt, I use the e-Bosser, if it's a little something, I pull out the Big Shot, for all others, it's the Grand Calibur.


I hope this information has helped you get to know me better.  I'm always open to questions.  If you leave one in the comment area, please be sure to leave your email address so I can get back to you.  Otherwise, you can email me through blogger.   Now, I'd like to introduce you to my two awesome crafting friends.  They will be posting their "Getting to Know Me Blog Hop" next Monday, September 29th.  I hope you'll visit them and leave them some love.

 Linda Payne
I first got to know Linda over at Stamp TV, I have always admired and loved her creations.  Then one weekend several of us planned to meet at a Stamp Show in Winston Salem NC, she is even more special in person!!! I remember us standing in Heartfelt Creations Booth hours trying to decide which stamps to buy because we wanted them all!  A few months later we were on the design team together.  We have since met several times and I consider her one of my dearest and sweetest friends. 
 
Penny Odell 
I first met Penny at Heartfelt Creations Design Team. She is very talented and never fails to amaze everyone with her talent. We also serve on the Outlaws Color Challenge Design Team together. No mater what the question she is always there to help and lend a helping hand anyway she can, I am very proud to call her a friend.

  You'll get to know both of these ladies much better next week.  So make a note to visit their blogs next Monday or better yet, you can sign up for an email notice when they post on their blogs.  

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Exciting News!!!

I'm excited to tell you that I have joined the Design Team at The Outlawz...
be sure and drop by, join in the fun and see our Challenges Sun. - Sat.  I'm on the
Hope to see you over there!!!!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sunflowers say Fall

I am so loving the new Classic Sunflower Collection by Heartfelt Creations.  I love Sunflowers anyway, but to be able to make my own and add to cards is wonderful!!!!
I made this one  for the "Thursday challenge at Outlawz", Anything goes and the twist is first day of Fall.  What says it better than leaves turning and Sunflowers...
I used the Classic Sunflower Stamp and matching die.  The tag is from the Paper Collection and I cut it out using the tag die from the Celebrate the Journey collection.
My card is 5 x 7, I just love that size, I embossed the  colored all the leaves and flowers with TH distress inks.  The center of the flowers are the Brown gala Glitz
Thanks for dropping by, be sure and check out the Outlawz challenge, they have a different challenge each day

Friday, September 19, 2014

Best Wishes

Hello, I'm sharing the second card I made this week for Heartfelt Creations, hope you like it!!
Products Used:
Classic Sunflower Paper Collection
Classic Sunflower PreCut Set
Classic Sunflower Die
Beautiful You PreCut Set
Decorative Flower Pot Die
Bella Rose Die
Zip Dry Paper Glue
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Grand Calibur
Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Copper 3D Stamp Paint
Standard Circle Large

Project Instructions:
Other Products: Really Reasonable Ribbon, White Liquid Pearls, Gold Microbeads.
Instructions: Card base is 5" x 7" with sunflower Paper Collection, the next layer 4 3/4" x 6 3/4". Cut a piece of ribbon and adhere to card. Using the Spellbinders circle die, cut 3 circle frames by placing 2 inside of each other and cutting out. Adhere to card. Cut 3 circle out of the Sunflower Paper collection and with Double Dots, place on top of the circle frame. Next, cut out 2 of the Bella Rose dies and cut apart from the leaves and adhere to the top circle. Stamp and cut out the leaves from the Beautiful You Set, shade and shape, adhere to the top circle. Stamp, cut out, shade and shape the flower, adhere to the top of the leaves and swirls. Add Micro beads. Add liquid pearls around the circles. Add bow and tag to finish card.
Thanks for dropping by....