Friday, November 25, 2011

Introducing the Artistic Gatefold Collection!

Heartfelt Creations is pleased to present the Artistic Gatefold Collection . This collection, in simple terms is "stunning and genius". It features 6 new precut stamp sets that coordinate with existing Spellbinders dies and 2 new exclusive dies. This is another must have collection.
Don’t feel guilty for splurging on yourself!
Heartfelt Creations will be donating 10% of all Black Friday sales towards ChildCry, a non-profit feeding organization founded by Times Square Church. ChildCry feeds over 4159 kids in 22 different countries, including the United States. Every penny donated to ChildCry is used to buy food for hungry children so go ahead...feed your hobby, and a hungry child! You can view all the details by following this link:
Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by Novenber 29 for a chance to win the entire release valued at $150. The winner will be announced on the HC blog on November 30.

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:
HCD 716 Layered Elegant Swirl Die
HCD 712 Bella rose Die
HCPC 3436 Rye Grass Flourish PreCut Set
HCPC 2415 Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set
HCPC 3425 Elegant Angels PreCut Set

Other Supplies: Red card stock, white card stock, green cardstock, design paper, gold embossing powder, Ranger Distress Ink, Zip Dry Glue, pearls, shimmer spray
Card Size 4 1/2" X 6 1/2" Make gatefold card base out of red card stock and use the dies to cut the edges of the back and front folds.  Next using white card stock for panels, cut out the intricate dies and attach panels to the base card. Stamp the white panels with the Rye Grass Flourish and Elegant Angels sentiment. Next I stamped the poinsettia petals and embossed with gold embossing powder, then cut them out by hand since I didn’t want to disturb the embossing. I cut out the ferns and the leaves and sprayed them with shimmer spray. I shaped all leaves and petals and then glued together to make sprays. Once this was done I attached a spray on each side of the card front and one inside. I think this makes such an elegant and decorative Christmas card!  

I hope you have enjoyed my card this morning!  I loved working with these new stamps and dies!  Remember to go to the Heartfelt Creations blog and leave a comment for a chance to win!  Have a wonderful day and we will talk later!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Heartfelt Creations Black Friday Sneak Peek!

Yes this month the big reveal for Heartfelt Creations will be Black Friday!  I just know you are going to love this one!  It is filled with creativity and love!  You can take a peek here:  Heartfelt Creations blog
This release has stamps and dies that can be used all through the year for all kinds of projects, so be sure and come back this Friday....Black Friday, for the Artistic Gatefold Collection!  See you then!

WOYWW #129

Welcome to WOYWW if you are wondering why I actually took a photo of this is the lowdown!  Each and every Wednesday Julia Dunnit hosts this little get together on her blog.  Everyone takes a picture of what they have on their workdesk and posts it to her blog...then we can all visit each other and see what we have going on.  I have become a huge fan of this madness and take part in it whenever I can!  I love visiting as many of the blogs as I can (I never get around to all of them) and see all the wonderful creative madness that is going on all across the globe.  Sometimes I even start at the bottom of the list and work my way back...but no matter which direction I go, I never seem to make it all the way through the list.  So why don't you come play with us on Wednesdays!  But let me just say, it is VERY addictive but not hazardous to your health!

As you can see I have a small mess going here this morning.  I've been working or design team projects as well as my own Christmas cards......I did straighten up a little yesterday because I couldn't find anything I needed to work with.   Sometimes I just have to stop and tidy a little.  My actual work space is really very small.  I have a whole room but only this tiny space that I actually use for creating.

So, I've shown you show us yours!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Snowman Conversation.....

Good morning everyone!  This morning I want to share a card I made for the weekly challenge over at Joan's Gardens.  Each week Joan and Selma host a challenge and they are always so much fun....sometimes my time just gets away from me and I can't play, but this week I managed to to have a little extra creative time and this is what I came up with.

The challenge this week called for the following:

     Make a card or tag with an animal
     Use a Die
     Create a Winter theme
     Do some kind of embossing

My little snowman is conversing with a little bird and I think I have all the rest of the bases covered too.  My image is from Sassy Cheryl's and I used Spellbinders dies and a Cuttlebug embossing folder.
Why don't you go over to Joan's blog and get all the instructions and play along!  While you are there, be sure and check out all the wonderful items Joan carries in her store.  She is a class act and handles your order with such care you will never be disappointed!

Well this is it for me this morning.  I'm off to do my chores and play awhile later!  I'm doing Christmas and wearing it out!  I'll be posting some of my creations later so come back and visit often.

So wherever you are today, and whatever you are doing...I wish you sunshine and happiness and don't forget to "Breathe"!

Monday, November 21, 2011

I'm Still Here.....

Good morning everyone.  I realize it has been a few days since my last post, but  I'm still here.  We had our Thanksgiving yesterday as the kids have a weird schedule this year and will be scattered on Thursday.  So everyone gathered here yesterday and we had a late lunch and lots of food and fun!  I have to admit that I'm still tired from the day.  I awoke at 3 AM and that made for a very long day!  But I love it when the girls and son-in-laws and grand kids can all be here at the same time.  We had a full house and we ate and talk and gave thanks for all we have! 

Now back to my card.  This is a little hanglar image that I colored with distress inks and I think she is just too cute.  She is all bundled up and ready for the cold.  Much of the country is having snow already, but here in the balmy South we are still in the 60's and 70's.  I wanted to keep this card clean and simple and able to be mailed so there are not a lot of embellishments.  My sentiment is a Heartfelt Creations Birthday wish and I created the frame for the image with Spellbinders Labels Four dies.  Pretty simple.  I really wanted the little image to be the focal point on my card.  Sometimes, less is more.

What do you have planned for the day?  I hope it will be a good one for you!  I will be puttering most of the day with a little fun time in between!  So no matter what you get into try and take a moment and "Breathe"!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday.....

Good morning everyone and Happy Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!  Just another reminder that the release date for Heartfelt Creations for the month of November will be Black Friday, November 25.
Be sure and check us out because this month's release is spectacular!

Now back to my card!  I wanted to do another Christmas card this week and this is what I came up with.  I just love the look.  It is clean and simple, but at the same time I think it packs a punch!  What do you think?

For all the products used and the instructions for this card, just pop over to the Heartfelt Creations blog and check it out.  You can also see all the creations from the new design team!  There will be lots of gorgeous pictures to make your mouth water!  I can't wait to visit the blogs of the design team and see what all they have going on!  You can visit them by clicking on their names on the right hand side of my blog.  Leave them a comment so they will know you visited...we all love hearing from you!

Well that is about it for me this morning.  My quest for a clean house continues!  No matter where you are or what you are doing take a moment and "Breathe"!  I need to practice what I preach!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Holiday Side Step Card....

Good morning everyone!  Happy Monday!  This morning I want to share a side step card I have made.  My very first, actually.  I loved the look and decided to make one of my very own.  I cut the card using burgundy card stock and then added some pretty paper.  I just started adding items I love and first thing you know it was finished.  The birdhouse and snowflake are Spellbinders dies, the leaves were from a punch I have and the little image was sent to me by a special friend.  I colored with distress ink re-inkers and then cut out and added to the card.  The tree is a Heartfelt Creations stamp that I stamped and cut out; then I added glitter to the branches before adding to the card.  You could add anything you like to yours.  Just load it up and give it for the holidays!  It's almost a gift in itself!  
I almost forgot, the little bird is just from a package I purchased at Hobby Lobby and I thought he would look cute sitting by the bird house. 

I'm still doing some deep cleaning of my house.  It's not that I'm doing that just takes me a long time.  Today it's the living room!  New blinds and clean curtains and before I put them all back, some clean windows!  Just in time for the Holidays too!  I always like everything clean before we put the tree up.  Call me old fashioned, but I just love everything to look nice as our kids will be running in and out.  I always seem to get so busy and don't like to do a lot of cleaning when I could be playing!

Have a great day and no matter where you are or what you are doing.....take a moment and just "Breathe".

Friday, November 11, 2011

A Thanksgiving Card.....

Good Friday morning everyone!  I hope you are getting ready for the weekend!  This morning is the coldest one we have had all year and it has definitely put a little spring in my step!  We are in the lower 30's this morning.  With that being said, I have definitely turned my attentions toward Thanksgiving and Christmas! 

This morning I'm sharing a card I did for Heartfelt Creations and you can find all the specifics listed with it on the Heartfelt Creations blog this week.  I do want to say that I stamped the leaves and then dipped them into melted UTEE to make them look like glass.  I just love the way they turned out.  Once they had cooled, I used my heat gun and re-heated them to be able to shape them a little.  I just added a little curl to them to make them have dimension and not lay flat.  But you have to be really careful or you will definitely burn your fingers!  That is the voice of experience talking there!

Well I hope you have a wonderful weekend planned.  As for big plans, just the usual.  When you get to be my age, you just go with the flow!   Take care and remember to take a moment out of your busy lives and "Breathe"!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday...

Good morning everyone and welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!  I just love Wednesdays because I get to share another card I made for Heartfelt Creations!  For my card today I chose a Christmas theme and the Heartfelt Creations Products I used are:  HCPC 3415 Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set, HCPC 3421 Dove of Peace PreCut Set and HCD 712 Bella Rose Die.  For all the particulars of my card and all the supplies used just go on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog and they will have everything listed there.  I can't wait to visit this morning and see what the other design team members have created this week!  As usual, they will all be listed there for you to see, but you might also want to visit the individual blogs of the designers and have a look around.  You can visit them by clicking on their names in the right hand column of my blog.  Leave them an encouraging comment while you are there.  We all love hearing from you!  I have to tell you this team is jam packed with talent and you will not be disappointed!  These girls are serious about this and it shows in each of their creations!  I am so pleased to be a part of this team and look forward to learning from these ladies!

Well, this is short and sweet this morning....I have a gazillion things to do today and I need to get cracking.  I hope you have a wonderful day and no matter where you go, or whatever you do, just remember to "Breathe"!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sleigh Ride....

Good morning everyone.  Well the holidays are slipping up on us and I decided I needed to get cracking on my projects.  This morning I want to share a little tag I made.  Tags have so many wonderful uses and I just love to make them.  This one will slip down inside a little gift bag for one of my neighbors.  I used a sentiment from Heartfelt Creations and mounted it onto a Spellbinders tag and then my little sleigh is a discontinued die from Spellbinders.  I've had this die for several years and I know it's not fair to show you when you can't really purchase these anymore, but I just love the sleigh and so I decided to use it here.  I made a charm from a jingle bell and used glossy accents to adhere it to the sleigh.  I used another die to cut around the bottom.  White ribbon through the top and it is all finished.  I hope this inspires you to use the things you already have.  In today's economy it is a necessary evil!

Well I'm off to do my chores for the day.  More cleaning.  We are either the most dirty or the cleanest people I know.  It seems like I can find dust bunnies without even trying!

Have a wonderful day and don't overdo...And remember to breathe!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Christmas Box for Challenge at Joan's Gardens

Good morning everyone!  It's Friday and raining cats and dogs here this morning.  It's OK, cause all I got is housework today! 

This morning I'm running a little late because I was frantically trying to finish this little box for the Challenge over at Joan's Gardens!  I made the box last night, but wanted to finish the band to go over the box.  This week the challenge requires:

Well I think I have all the bases covered this week.  Why don't you play along...Joan's challenges are always a lot of fun and they make you think outside the box a little...kinda keeps you on your toes.  While you are visiting Joan's site, look around at her store...she has some wonderful supplies at very reasonable prices and she is a class act when it comes to customer service and shipping!

My box is made with Christmas paper and the band is made using the HCD 713 Lace Border die from Heartfelt Creations.  The flower is from HCPC 3415 Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set.  I added some leaves from a couple of punches and made a stick pin too and then I added a little jingle bell charm.  Not too complicated just a lot of fun. 

I hope I have inspired you to try one of these little boxes...and maybe enter it into Joan's Challenge!  Have a good Friday and a wonderful weekend!  Remember to "Breathe"!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Winding Down.....

Most of you are counting the days till the weekend; me too!  It is just around the corner! 

This morning I'm here to share another card I made for Heartfelt Creations and it is featured on the Heartfelt Creations blog this week; along with several other cards made by the design team.  I was so excited to see the new team members cards there yesterday morning, but I have to tell you, I'm going to have to step it up a notch to keep up!  Loads of talent featured over there!  My card uses HCPC 3419 Holiday Poinsettia Candle PreCut Set.  I used a Aged Mahogany Distress Ink and stamped the sentiment onto watercolor paper.  I cut it out using Spellbinders beaded ovals and layered this onto a piece of watercolor paper that had been run through a Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.  This was then mounted onto the card base which is 4 1/4" X 5 1/2".  I made the bow out of seam binding and made a homemade stick pin to go through the bow.  The little pretty under the sentiment is a Prima element. 

Please forgive my photography skills, I think I'm getting worse instead of better.  One of these days all my photos will look gorgeous and I will probably faint dead away! 

Well ladies, that about does it for me this morning.  Lots of chores to do today, so I need to get cracking!
Have a great day and I look forward to hearing what you think of my card.  Like it or not Christmas is just around the corner!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Happy November and Welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!

Today over on the Heartfelt Creations blog, Linda and Emma Lou will be sharing some of the projects made by the new design team members, as well as the remaining team members.  I am so anxious to get to see these projects and I know they are going to be a feast for our eyes.  So plan to go over and check it out!

My card this morning features a classic Christmas Bell with a Heartfelt Creations twist!  I just love the beautiful poinsettia flowers on this bell! 

Heartfelt Creations Products Used HCPC 3422 Poinsettia Cheer Bells PreCut Set

Other Supplies: Spellbinders Grand Labels 4 and Parisian Accents dies, Grand Calibur, sewing machine, cream card stock, turquoise card stock, Canson watercolor paper, Prisma pencils, Copic marker, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, blending stumps, gamsol, Scor-Tape, glue

Instructions: My card size is 5 X 7.  Make card base out of watercolor paper.  Some of you have asked why I use so much watercolor paper on my cards even though parts are not water colored.  The reason for this is I love the stability I achieve with the heavy watercolor paper.  A card base made of this can stand up to almost anything you can load onto it.  I cut my layers 1/4" smaller than the base and stitched around the edges, then attached to card base.  Stamp image onto cream card stock and color with Prisma pencils and then I used gamsol and a blending stump to help with the blending and shading.  Cut out with the die and then I used the same die, placed it onto a different piece of card stock and traced around the outside edges of the die.  I cut it out and used it for a layering piece for the image.  Attach this to the card.  Cut out the accent pieces and glue to the card front.  There you have it!

Now be sure and visit the Heartfelt Creations blog and have a look around at the new designer creations.  That is where I'm going right now!  See you there....Oh yes, you can also visit the blogs of the designers by clicking on their names on the right hand side of my blog.  Go visit and leave them a comment...they will be so happy to hear from you!

That's it for me this morning; come back and visit tomorrow as I will be posting another one of my cards for Heartfelt Creations.  I hope you have a wonderful day and that it is filled with sunshine!  Take care and remember to "Breathe"!