Monday, February 1, 2016

February 1st. Die R Us Challenge "Love" (Use Hearts)

Good morning everyone and welcome to our brand new challenge at Dies R Us!
Our theme is "Love" (Use Hearts).  This just works perfectly for me as I am thinking Valentines Day.

I cut out a Cheery Lynn Designs Sophia's Heart and then trimmed off an outer edge of the die cut so it would fit my card front. I used the flower dies and colored the outer edges with Ranger Distress Ink then I used a stylus to shape the petals.  My sentiment is computer generated. Now it's your time to create using a Love/Heart as the theme and then link to:  Dies R Us .  I look forward to seeing what you do!  Good luck!

Here's a quick review of the rules:
  • MUST USE DIE CUTS on your creation.
  • DIRECT link to your creation, not your entire blog.
  • LINK BACK to our DRU Challenge Blog in your post.
  • NO BACKLINKING (no creation made prior to our challenge posting)
  • No limit to sharing with other challenges.

A Team Members

Dies Used:  
Sue Wilson Finishing Touches - Perfect Peony Complete Petals
Cheery Lynn Designs DL-184 Sophia's Heart

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Winner of the January Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop

Hello everyone. The winner of the January Alumni Blog Hop was chosen from Vicki Dutcher's blog. The winner is Judy Woodland. Please note that the winner has 72 hours to claim her prize.

Judy you need to email Emma Lou @ with "Winner of January Alumni Hop" in subject line.

I will see you all next month for the February Alumni Blog Hop!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

WOYWW #347

Well here we are again, right in the middle of the week and I'm here sharing another what's on your workdesk photo!  This little Wednesday get together has become a huge part of my life and I'm always happy to share what I have been doing.  If you would like the rules about this blog hop just head over to Julia's blog; she is the creator of this little bit of madness (I say that with nothing but a loving heart Julia!)

My desk is relatively clear this past week because I spent several days watching the snow storm that blew through this area.  The first round brought 6-7 inches of snow and the second wave brought another 2-3 inches and I enjoyed each and every little bit of it!  I love the snow and just watching it fall can hold my attention for hours.  Of course being retired I don't have anywhere to go so I can totally relax and enjoy.

Lately, I have become in love with making these mini-albums using some of the Heartfelt Creations products. I'm trying to photograph this one and so here is one of the pages.  I do still make a card or two along the way but I dearly love working with these.  They help me spend hours pouring love and attention into little works of art and it is just a great crafty project!

In my albums I make all the flowers, leaves and butterflies and love coloring them to match the papers I'm using!  I love dies and use them throughout my pages as well.  So there you have it.  I'm going to try and visit a few of you now, so we will talk later!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

January Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team Blog Hop

My card this month is designed using the design Emma Lou showed when she did the video for making cards using the Blazing Poppy Release.  There was something about this design that just said "Gorgeous" to me and so I decided to do my own take on this card.  I hope I do this design proud!

Inside of card

So there you have it.  I really enjoyed making my card using Emma Lou's design. I hope you enjoy it as well.  Now follow the hop and leave a comment on as many of the blogs as the winner will be selected from one of the following blogs.
You have until midnight on January 29 to leave your comments.
The winner of the $25 dollar gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations will be announced on Saturday, Jan 30th.  Good Luck!

Alumni Design Team Participants
Alissa Wells-
Vicki dutcher -
Caroline Duncan -
Glenda Brooks -
Emilia van den Heuvel -
Amy Doria -
Ujjwal Gupta -
Kathy Clement:
Mary Faus:
Sarah Miller -
Gini Williams Cagle -
Lisa Allen
Product List:
Blazing Poppy Paper collection
Black Card Stock
HCPC 3674 Blazing Poppy Petals Cling Stamp
HCD1-764 Blazing Poppy Die
HCD1-779 Regal Borders and Pockets Die
Ranger Glossy Accents

Monday, January 25, 2016

Valentines Everywhere...

For me it is that time of year when there are little hearts all over my desk.  It seems no matter how I try to keep them all gathered together they always seem to scatter to the four corners and try to get into my other projects.  My card this morning is using Heartfelt Creations Timeless Amour Die and the center cut of the die is a solid heart.  It will go into the pile of other hearts I have lying about. Probably the next thing I do will be to run this through my Grand Calibur with an embossing folder and try to get it to stay with the other hearts on my desk.  At some point, I will use these extra hearts to make a card and then they can strut their stuff!

I used the border cut of a Sue Wilson die (CED 4410 Pyxis) to cut out the pretty scallop and used an embossing folder that I have had so long I didn't write down the names back then.  So sorry!  Then I used the pretty frilly heart from Heartfelt and a pretty gingham bow and the ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I tied the bow with my Bow-It-All from Zutter cause I can't tie a bow for nothing by hand!

Our weather has been pretty terrible the last few days like most everyone on the Eastern side of the US.  Living where I do we only got the tail end of the storm but received a combined 8-9 inches of snow and brutal cold temps.  Yesterday the sun popped out and the temps warmed and I actually saw green grass!  I totally enjoyed the snow, but then being retired I got my bread and milk early and didn't have to get out in the weather!  Everyone have a wonderful day and remember to "Breathe"!

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