Monday, July 25, 2016

Another Birthday Card.....

Are you like me, always looking for a birthday card for someone you care about. Sometimes it's really difficult for me to have the time to jump off what I have going on and make a card for an upcoming birthday, so I always try and have a few put back that I can write a note inside and send it on.  The outside doesn't always say Happy Birthday and that way it can be used for other occasions.  I have several guys in my family and of course they don't want ribbons and flowers on their cards so I try to keep it simple if I can.


I used the "By the Sea" collection from Graphic 45 for my card and just did layers and buttons on the front.  There is a button with a piece of white string tied in the center on the top layer.  I just noticed that my buttons are not showing that well here.  I can see this card going along to one of my grandsons or one of the other men in my life.  I will enclose a check and write on the inside.  I still need more for the very near future so stand by for more birthday cards!

That is all from me this morning.  Take time for  you and remember to "Breathe"!


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday.....

Good morning everyone.  Come in and lets visit for a bit!  I'm here this morning continuing to share projects made using the new Heartfelt Creations "Celebrate the Season".  These beautiful non traditional colors open up a whole new world of ideas for the upcoming holiday season!  Heartfelt Creations makes quality stamps, papers and dies for  your enjoyment and then we share our ideas with you to help inspire you.  You can go over to the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see what the designers are sharing with you for lots of ideas and inspiration!  You can also visit the individual designers on their blogs by clicking on there names on the right hand side of my blog.


Below is the close-up of the vellum flowers and skates.


Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried in the HC Shop:
HCDP1-268 Celebrate the Season Paper Collection
HCD1-7104 Ornate Sleigh and Presents Die
HCD1-7106 Celebrate the Season Die
HCPC-3747 Celebrate the Season Cling Stamps
HCPC-3745 Ornate Sleigh Cling Stamps
HCPC-3748 Gift Wrapped Presents Cling Stamps
HCD1-776 Eyelet Oval Die
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Minnie Pearl Prills
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Designer Dries Clear Glue

Other Products Used:
Pink Zing Embossing Powder, Dimensional Tape, Seedless Preserves and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks, Seam Binding, White Cardstock, Scor-Tape, Glitter

Instructions:
My card is 6 x 6.  Make card base and cover with a piece of the paper collection. Stamp, emboss, cut out and shape the flowers.  Glue the layers together and add prills to the center of the flowers and set aside to dry.  Wet the seam binding, add color and scrunch and leave to dry.  Stamp, cut out and color the skates and add a bit of glitter to them just to add some interest. Of course I think a little glitter helps everything.  Stamp the sentiment in the lower corner and then I started to decide where I wanted to adhere the elements.  I used dimensional tape to glue down the skates and then glued down the flowers and the bow.

Next comes my card with pocket and tag.  I love these pretty presents.


Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried in Their Shop:
HCD1-783 Border Essentials Die
HCD1-7104 Ornate Sleigh And Presents Die
HCD1-7106 Celebrate the Season Die
HCDP1-268 Celebrate the Season Paper Collection
HCPC 3747 Celebrate the Season Cling Stamps
Designer Dries Clear Glue

Other Products Used:  White Cardstock, Seedless Preserves Distress Inks, Spellbinders Elegant Ovals, Dimensional Tape

Instructions:
My card is 4 1/4 X 7.  Make card base and cover with a piece of the pretty paper collection.  Next cut a piece of coordinating paper and cover a piece of white cardstock that has had one of the Border Essentials die cut and glued between the layers.  Attach the pocket to the front of the card.  Cut out a tag from the paper and use another die cut from the Border Essentials dies and place it between a piece of white cardstock and the paper making a tag. Next I cut out some of the presents and the mittens from the paper collection and backed them with white cardstock making them like chipboard pieces.  I used dimensional tape to pop these items up a bit to give my card more dimension.  I slung the mittens across the pickets to look they had been left there to dry.  I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of the pretty paper collection and layered with another piece of white cardstock and then used dimensional tape to apply it to the top of the card.

I know this has been a long post this morning.  Thanks for sticking with me!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Comfort and Joy Tag

Good morning everyone!  I'm here this morning to share with you another Heartfelt Creations project from last week.  I love making tags and this one was so much fun to create.  I'm loving the non-traditional colors of this Celebrate the Season collection!


Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried in Their shop:
HCD1-7104 Ornate Sleigh Die
HCPC 3747 Celebrate the Season Cling Stamps
HCPC-3745 Ornate Sleigh Cling Stamps
HCDP!-268 Celebrate the Season Paper collection
HCD1-783 Border Essentials Dies
HCD1-780 Ornate Borders & Pockets Dies
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Minni Pearl Prills

Other Products Used:  Peacock Feathers and Seedless Grapes Distress Inks, White Cardstock, Wink of Stella, Watercolor Paper, Seam Binding, Hot glue, Scor-Tape, Dimensional Tape

Instructions:

My tag is 3 5/8" X 7 3/4".  Cut a piece of the paper collection 6" X 2 3/8". Next, using white card stock, I cut out the border twice and glued them to the edge of the paper.  Next I cut one of the borders and made a top piece and bottom piece for the tag. Cut a piece of cardstock and cover the back of the piece of the paper collection giving it stability.  Stamp, cut out, color and shape the flowers and leaves.  Add the Prills to the center of the flowers.  I colored the white Prills with ink so I could perfectly match the color on the flowers.  Attach the flowers to the front of the tag with hot glue.  I cut a piece of the paper collection that had a sentiment on it and used dimensional tape to pop it off the front of the tag. I colored the seam binding to match my tag and tied a bow.  Hot glue it to the sentiment piece and then I used Scor-Tape to adhere the tails of the bow where I wanted them.

I hope you have enjoyed our little visit this morning.  To see more beautiful projects visit the Heartfelt Creations blog.  I'll be back on Wednesday to share some more projects with you!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday - Celebrate the Season Release!

Good morning everyone and welcome to another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday! Join me along with all the designers and let us "Celebrate the Season".  Non traditional in color, this new holiday themed collection showcases an assortment of exceptional winter hues...shades of teals, pinks, greens and violets resembling the northern lights, whites as crisp as freshly fallen snow and ice blues mimicking frozen ponds beneath the blades of gently gliding ice skates. Four fanciful cling stamp sets filled with old fashioned themed illustrations of ornate sleighs, wooden gates, gifts, skates, mittens and simple wreaths filled with poinsettias and greenery, along with an assortment of charming sentiments will bring feelings of nostalgia from Christmas past to all of your crafty creations while being paired with the contemporary color palette of Christmas present. Three coordinating sets of dies will have you creating your very own dimensional embellishments perfect for holiday cards, layouts and altered art pieces.  Join us as we "Celebrate the Season" and get an early start on all of our holiday themed creating.


Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried in their Shop
HCDP1-268 Celebrate the Season Paper Collection
HCD1-779 Regal Borders and Pockets Dies
HCPC-3747 Celebrating the Season Cling Stamps
HCD1-7104 Ornate Sleigh and Presents Die
HCD1-7106 Celebrate the Season Dies
HCPC-3745 Ornate Sleigh Cling Stamp Set
Designer Dries Clear Glue
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Other Products Used:  5 X 8 piece of White Chipboard, White Cardstock, 6mm Half Pearls, Polar White Flower Soft, Dimensional Tape, Scor-Tape, Seedless Preserves Distress Ink, Pink Embossing Powder, White Seam Binding

Instructions:
My Wall hanging is 5 X 8. Cut the chipboard to size and cover with a piece of the paper collecton that has been distressed with the Seedless Preserves ink. Stamp, emboss, color and cut out the flowers and then shape and glue together to make a poinsettia.  Add a half pearl to the center of each flower and set aside. Next I cut out the Regal Border and backed it with a piece of the paper collection and then I glued it down to the top of the piece.  Add half pearls to this border and allow the glue to dry.  Next I fussy cut a tag and stamped the sentiment onto it and glued a half pearl onto it.  I mounted it onto the front of the wall hanging using dimensional tape.  Cut out the presents from the paper collection and use dimensional tape to apply to the front of the Wall hanging.  Next I laid down a heavy amount of Designer Dries Clear glue and applied the Flower Soft.  Once that was dry I decided where I wanted my flowers to go and glued them down. I punched holes on either side of the border and fed my seam binding through, tied a knot and used Scor-Tape and glue to adhere it to the back of the Wall hanging.

Be sure to pop over to the Heartfelt Creations Blog and check out what the other designers are sharing this morning.  You can also visit each designer's blog by clicking on their name on my side bar.  

WOYWW #371

Good morning everyone and welcome to WOYWW #371 at Lunch Lady Jan's blog.  I'm sorry to say I've been absent for a few weeks and am once again trying to get back into step and participate.  I have always loved this Wednesday get together and find now that I'm so busy, I miss it so much.   I have been trying to keep my head above water and adjust to the Heartfelt Creations design team and. fingers crossed, I think I'm just about there.  Now the yard work is almost caught up but my garden is coming in.  I have been carrying lots of veggies to my neighbors.  I will can a few tomatoes and that is about it for me.  I didn't plant so many beans because I don't need to can any this year.  We were so dry and my garden struggled but now we are beginning to get a bit more rain and my garden has taken a second breath!  On top of everything else, my Bella has not been well.  She started out by biting down on dry dog food wrong and having some pain.  A trip in to the vet showed nothing so we did a teeth cleaning and they pulled three teeth.  4 days later, she was not accepting food and just no energy so back to the vet and another round of antibiotics and she just seems to be "off" even now.  So keeping my fingers crossed.


So not a lot going on here this morning.  Some seam binding that I colored with ink to match a project and then I didn't use it.  Acrylic blocks for stamping, re-inkers, my notebook for taking notes for projects, scotch tape (one never knows when one might need that), embossing ink and a glue bottle.  Nothing productive going on for sure.  I hope you are better motivated where you are!

Well that does it for me this morning.  I'm off to visit as many of you as I can.

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