Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hop, Hop, Hop

Hello Heartfelt Creations Fans,

Today I'm joining my fellow Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design team in the monthly HOP.  We continue to be inspired by the beauty of the flowers, papers and dimensional fabulousness of Heartfelt Creations and hope you are too.

Hop starts 8am EST on Tues. April 28th and closes Fri. May 1st at midnight.

One lucky commenter will win a $25.00 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations.  We'll announce that winner around noon on Sat. May 2nd.  She/he will have 72 hours to contact Emma Lou to claim the prize.

Now on to my project:

I made a quick and easy birthday card to add to birthday mailing list.  April and May are busy months so I've been prepping and preparing for the rush!

I love this little rose bouquet in the Doorway Trimmings Precut Set.  It's the perfect little addition to a CAS card like this one.  I stamped the flower bouquet using Memento Tuxedo Black, and a strip of white cardstock then colored both with my Copic Markers (R000, RV32, R85; B000; BG01; G12, G24, G82, YG25).  I added the colored strip edge of the inside panel then used my Fiskars Threading Water punch (an oldie but goodie) to give the edge some contrast.  I used some Colorbox Creamy Brown ink to stamp the sentiment (from the Belated Birthday Wishes Precut Set) on the front of the sky blue cardstock.
Adding a little white seam binding and distressing with my dry Versafine Onyx pad helped to make this card complete.  A closer look at the vase shows the glaze and some ultrafine glitter and a little Stickles on the flowers.
Pretty, Pretty!  Here's what the complete card looks like laying flat.  You can see more of the inside edge detail in this photo.
I hope you enjoyed my creation.  Please hop over to the other blogs that are participating in this hop.  I hope you enjoy the projects and are inspired to create your own.  :)  See you next month!

Thursday, April 9, 2015


Hello stamping friends,

I'm here today to join the celebration as Mrs. Sweet launches her BRAND SPANKIN' NEW-UPDATED and FABULOUS Sweet Stamp Shop store!  WOO!!!

She gave me (and many other fans) the opportunity to work with a top-secret stamp set created especially for the new launch, and I am so excited to be able to share what I created with this fun set today!!!

A little Kawaii love for all you coffee/tea drinkers out there!  :) :)
The sentiment is FUN and PUNNY, just like so many of Nicole's new sets.  I'm just loving the giggles and smiles inspired by these sets.  
I drew and colored a little doodly heart then added some clear glaze to add a bit of shine against the sparkles.  :)
Such a fun little image to color and doodle over.  I added some tea in the cup by drawing a little line around the tea coloring.  
So there you have it!  something to make any coffee/tea lover smile!  

Products Used:  
Teal 5 1/2 x5 1/2 card base (from stash) with coordinating envie.
SSS Oolong image on white cardstock 
Graph paper
VersaMagic Sea Breeze ink for distressing
Dies:  Journey Rectangles (3 3/4 x 2 5/8 rectangle and the 3 3/4 x 2 5/8 stitched die)
Copics:  B0000;  BG0000, 01; G00; C00,0, 1, 2; V12,15; E81, 35; R46, Copic Multiliner pen .35
Crystal Stickles
Journey Glaze
Pop Dots
Natural Journey Twine

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

March Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop...

Hello stamping friends!

It's that time of the month (well, maybe not THAT time of the month!  HA HA) and I'm here to join the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design team as we Hop, Inspire, Hop and Create with the fabulous stamps and products from the shop.  Please join us along the way and don't forget to leave some love on our blogs. One lucky hopper/commenter will win a 25.00 gift certificate to the Heartfelt Creations webstore!

Here's the blogroll of my fellow alum who are ready to share their projects with us.  I'm excited to find out what they have created this month!  I hope you are too!
Caroline Duncan
Kerry Urbatch:  That's ME!
Lisa Allen

My project was created with purpose in mind.  I wanted to create a banner to add to my Easter Egg wreath I made this year.  I love displaying wreaths on my door all year long and decided that I would spiff it up a bit with a welcoming crafty banner to bless the season!
The pictures were taken just as the sun was beginning to set so I got a few more shadows than I wanted.  In any case, I think they captured the banner well.
I hope you can see that I added some little black beads and some ribbons from my stash to finish the wreath off and make it extra special. I have a special friend coming over tomorrow so I hope it welcomes her with a smile!
I used the stamp set Daisy Patch Swirls for this project.  I stamped the images with Memento black ink then colored the flowers with my Copics (V15,95; RV14; G24, 82; YG25).  I used Ranger Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord, Bundled Sage and Tea Dye as my distressing ink.  I strung each of the banner pieces onto natural Twine.
As for you my stamping friends, I wanted to share the banner images I created for this project.  You can download and alter the images to suit your needs.  In my case, I increased the size of the banner pieces, added some letters (In the free font called Love and Laughter) and distressed/stamped with ink.  If you do choose to use these banner images, I hope you stop back to share your creation.  I'd love to see it!