Friday, November 30, 2012

Good morning everyone!  I hope you have a good week.  I've been very busy here trying to get my Christmas decorating finished.  Our weather has been gorgeous so I finished the outside decorations.  So now my shopping begins.  Usually I'm finished by this time of the year...must be slowing down in my old age!
I just love the Timeless Amour collection; there are so many ways you can use all the products to make beautiful creations.  For the products used and the instructions for my card stop over at the Heartfelt Creations blog and have a look around.  You will not be disappointed; there is so much talent on the design team and I just know you will be inspired!
Well that is it for me this morning.  I hope you have a good day and a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday...

Good morning everyone and welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!

I have really enjoyed working with the Timeless Amour collection of stamps and dies and gorgeous papers.  The heart die is going to be one of my favorites and I can envision using it over and over again.  I love girly cards and this collection leans in that direction. 
If you would like to know more about my card, just go visit the Heartfelt Creations blog.  My creations are shown there, along with all the other beautiful creations from the rest of the design team.  All supplies and instructions are listed with the photos.  You can also visit each design team member's blog by clicking on their names in the right hand side bar of this blog.  Leave us a comment, we love hearing from you. 
I hope each and every one of you has a great day and no matter where you wind up or what you are doing, take a moment for yourself and "Breathe"!

WOYWW #182

Where in the world have you guys been?  I've missed you so much.....Just kidding.  I have been missing in action these last several weeks, but I have been productive.  Getting started with a new design team does take me some time.  I'm a slow creator and don't do a card in an hour....sometimes it takes me 3 or 4 hours and I will lay it aside and come back to it later and that 3 or 4 hours can span a couple of days.  Anyway I'm back and I have missed you guys so very much!  I'm hoping to be around more in the coming weeks as I still find I'm totally addicted to WOYWW!  Now if you are new to my blog and don't know what I'm talking about, each week those of us who participate, take a picture of our work desk and post it to our blog as I'm doing now and then link the post to Julia Dunnit's blog.  That way we can visit each other and see what is going on with us.  So go on over to Julia's blog and have a look around.  We might just get you addicted too!

Not too messy...right?  Well I have been working on a couple of projects for the design team that I couldn't show.  Sorry!  But, as you can see, I really don't have a large space, so I have to try and keep it tidy or I can't find anything.  And isn't this a big advertisement for Coke?  I just needed a shot of caffeine an grabbed the first thing I saw. 
Well that's it for me this morning.   Come back a little later and I will have a post for Heartfelt Creations to show you!  Now I'm off to visit as many people as I can and play catch up!

Monday, November 26, 2012


Good morning everyone!  I know it's Monday and many have to go back to work after a long holiday weekend, but chin up and an extra cup of coffee and let's face the world!  This morning I want to share another creation I made using the Heartfelt Creations stamps.  If you would like to find more information on this card you can visit the Heartfelt Creations blog.  This card and the instructions to make it are listed there, along with all the creations from the other HC designers.  Go take a look; there is so much talent on this team and I just know you will be inspired! 
My card is done on parchment paper and I stamped and embossed the image with embossing powder, and then embossed it with an embossing tool.
OK that's it for me this morning.  I have a lot going on today.  I'm mid-way putting up my tree and need to get moving or it will still be naked come tomorrow!  Have a wonderful day and no matter where you wind up or what you are doing, take a moment just for you and Breathe!
Let the Christmas season begin! 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Welcome to Heartfelt Creations Black Friday Release of the Timeless Amour Collection

Good Morning everyone!  We are pleased to introduce the Timeless Amour Collection. Grab your cup of cocoa and snuggle up. This set is as warm and romantic as the days when the snow flies and the fireplaces pops. Typography of love, roses of delight, and patterns of mesmerizing drama are all included in the Timeless Amour Collection. There are 5 new PreCut Stamp Sets, one 12x12 Paper Collection, and one beautiful new exclusive Spellbinders die designed for Heartfelt Creations. Leave a comment on the HC blog by November 27th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $134.93 .

I have been having so much fun working with these stamps and dies.  As always everything coordinates beautifully and the ideas are just racing through my head!  For all the Heartfelt Creations products used and the instructions for my card, hop over to the HC blog and have a look around.  All the designers creations are showcased there and you will be so inspired.  You can also visit each designers blog by clicking on their name on the right side bar of my blog.  If you visit, please leave us a comment; we love hearing from you.  And don't forget to go to the HC blog and leave a comment there to be entered in the give away! 
Now if you just feel that you really need to be out shopping in all this madness, get to it!  As for me, I will be staying home playing!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I just want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We all have so very much to be thankful for!  I will be spending the day with my daughter and her family.  It is the first time I have not had to cook in over 40 years.  It's a good thing!

I have been running around, checking my list over and over and I think I'm finally ready...but I didn't have time to create anything.  But I thought I would share one of the first cards I made using Heartfelt Creations stamps. 

Be sure and check back in tomorrow when Heartfelt Creations has their Black Friday Release...You are gonna love it!  Now go eat your Turkey!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Welcome Home.....

Good morning everyone!  Are you getting into the Holiday mode?  Most of us are frantically checking our list to make sure we have everything we need for our Thanksgiving dinner and running here and there trying to get ready for the big day.  Some of us have family that will be traveling to be with us for the holiday and this card this morning is with that in mind.    Did you notice my flowers?  They are made using HCPC 3500 Open Vintage Floret Precut Set from Heartfelt Creations.  There is also a die to go along with this set....HCD 727 Vintage Floret die.  You can find these stamps and dies at the Heartfelt Creations site if you would like to recreate these flowers.  Also I just received a couple of new Spellbinders dies from the Die D-lites collection.  I just love the topper and the fence!  You will be seeing a lot of these in the future! 

I will be back on Friday for the Black Friday Release with Heartfelt Creations.  Be sure and join us then for some wonderful stamps, papers and dies!  See you then and have a wonderful week!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Delicate Asters Tag

Good morning everyone!  It's Friday!  I'm here this morning to share a tag with you that I made for Heartfelt Creations.  I just love these Aster flowers and how about that butterfly?  You can get all the details for this tag by visiting the Heartfelt Creations blog.  While you are there, take a moment and look around.  You will find so much inspiration while you are there.  You can also visit the design team members by clicking on their names  from the list on the right hand side of this blog.
Well this is it for me this morning.  I hope your day is a good one and that you have something wonderful planned for the weekend!  And remember no matter where you find yourself or what you are doing, take a moment and "Breathe"!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!!

I think my title says it all!  This is my first post for my third term with the Heartfelt Creations design team and I am super excited to be back among friends!  As you know I love this company and believe in what they are doing.  Their stamps are top quality and such beautiful images and dies and the flowers stamps and dies are simply amazing.  Can you tell I'm  happy to be back?

That being said, here is my first card:

Faith Is:
Heartfelt Creations Products Used:
HCPC 3500 Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3502 Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3309 Faith Heb.11:1 PreCut Set
HCPC 3494 Delicate Asters PreCut Set
HCD 727 Vintage Floret Die
HCD 726 Delicate Asters die
HCDP1-226 Delicate Asters Collection Paper

Other Supplies: Canson watercolor paper, white card stock, Spellbinders dies (Std. Circles Large, Lacey Circles and Venetian Motifs) Ranger Distress Inks in Scattered Straw, Forest Moss  and Victorian Velvet, glue, Shimmer Spray, Scor-Tape, Wooden Skewer, Paper Blossoms Tool Kit, piercing mat, Memento Ink in brown and black
Instructions: Card Size 6” X 6”
Make card base out of watercolor paper, I use this for added stability.  Next I cut a piece of the design paper in a 6” X 6” size.  I sprayed this with the shimmer spray and left to dry.  Once dry, I adhered it to the card base.  Next I stamped my sentiment on a piece of watercolor paper and cut out using the Lacey die.  I created a frame using two of the circle dies and a piece of the paper from the stack.  I edged the frame with distress ink. Glue this frame to the sentiment piece and then adhere it to the card base.  Now it is time to work on the flowers.  I stamped and cut out the flowers from white card stock; then I used the distress inks to color the petals.  I sprayed the petals with shimmer spray and wound them around a skewer and then I pinched the petals to give them a more natural look.  As the petals began to dry I added more of the darker color of ink to the edges of the petals because the spray caused the ink to run and blend a little and I wanted the darker tones.  When the petals are all dry I use the spongy piercing mat and the embossing tools to shape them a little more.  Glue them together and set aside to dry.  While your flowers are drying stamp the leaves and cut them out as well as the swirls.  Position the flowers and the leaves and swirls where you like them and glue down.  I think the papers and the flowers give this card a soft elegant feel.

You can head over to the Heartfelt Creations blog for more beautiful creations and loads of creative ideas.  Also you can click on the design team names to the right on my blog to visit each members blog.  Go visit and leave a comment...we love hearing from you.

Monday, November 12, 2012

A Quick and Easy Tag.....

Good morning everyone!  I'm here to share a quick and simple tag I have made to go along with a Christmas gift.  Tags are so wonderful, I think, as they can go along with a gift or be tucked down inside a gift bag or they can just be a gift all on their own.  I just added some Distress inks and spritzed the tag with shimmer spray.  Once it was dry I cut out some Spellbinders dies and stamped the sentiment and a little ribbon and it is ready to go.  How easy is that?
Well that's it for me this morning.  I will be back on Wednesday with my first official post with the Heartfelt Creations Design Team.  Come back and visit, we'll do coffee!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Holiday Card.....

A few weeks ago, we were creating these wonderful creations using egg shells and Alcohol Inks and while I was playing with this technique I made two different colorings.  I posted one window and saved this one for later.  It laid here and I moved it here and there trying to keep it out of my way but not out of my sight.  I kept wondering if I would get the opportunity to use this piece or not.  Well Joan's Gardens challenge this week calls for you to use the colors White, Red and Green.  Now how cool is that?  This piece just fit right in.  I added the christmas papers and glued down my window and away we go. 
Now I know I usually post on Friday mornings and here it is late afternoon, but I have just been playing some today and before you know it, it was getting late and I knew if I was going to do this today I better get cracking. 
So this is it for me today.  I'm hoping to see you again on Monday morning.  Have a wonderful weekend.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Good morning everyone!  This is my second post this morning but I really wanted to show you this card I made for Heartfelt Creations   This was one of the projects I submitted for the final round of competition for the design team. 

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:
HCPC 3468 Tattered Blossoms PreCut Set
HCD 722 Tattered Blossoms Die
HCPC 340l Bella Rose Scroll PreCut Set
HCPC 3405 Leaf Medley PreCut Set
October Paper Pack

Other Supplies Used: Spellbinders dies (Squares Large, Lace Doily Motifs) glitter, Memento Ink, shimmer sprays, Ranger Distress Inks, glue, Scor-Tape, Canson Watercolor Paper, dimensional tape, green card stock, white card stock, Paper Blossoms Tool Kit

Instructions:  Card Size 6” X 6”
I used watercolor paper for the card base for stability.  Cut a piece of design paper just a little smaller and adhere to the card base.  Next I cut out the motifs using watercolor paper and set aside.  I stamped the sentiment on a piece of watercolor paper and cut out using one of the square dies.  Next I created a frame for the sentiment using two of the square dies.  I placed one inside the other and cut them out of watercolor paper.  I put some dimensional tape behind the frame and adhered it to the stamped piece and then glued that to the square motif.  Mount the square motif to the center of the card base and position the decorative pieces around the square and glue them down.  I then stamped and cut the leaves using the green card stock and some ink was added to the edges.  I sprayed these with the shimmer spray and while damp I used the tool kit to shape the leaves until I was happy with the look.  Next I stamped the flowers onto plain white card stock and used distress inks to color.  I used water to dampen the petals and shaped them and then laid them aside to dry.  Once dry I glued the layers together and added some glitter to the center of the flowers.  I positioned the flowers and leaves around the square motif until I was happy with the look and then I glued them down. 


Good morning everyone and happy Monday!  This morning I have made an ornament for my
 tree and I wanted to share.  This is not a new technique and for the life of me I cannot remember where I saw might have been Pinterest, but I'm not sure.  So sorry.  Anyway I cut out a shape and and ran it through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder.  Actually I did two and glued them together so the front and back of the ornament are pretty.   Next you use a sponge and start laying down color, some blues and greens and then a brown until you achieve an antiqued look.  Mine really needed some more green, but I sort of liked the look of it anyway.  Once your color suites you, you rub an embossing pad over the raised edges and sprinkle some embossing powder over that just here and there.  Then emboss!  My photo, of course, does not show the pretty glittery gold embossing that I can see in person.  You can choose your own colors, use three or four and then just some pretty silver, gold, or bronze embossing powder.  Let your imagination just run all over the place.  Each year I try several ornaments and add one or two for my own tree and give a couple as gifts.  They make lovely keepsakes and are not expensive at all!

Well that's it for me this morning!  I hope your day is a good one and that you find some joy in it!  No matter where you are or what you are doing, try and take a moment to "Breathe"!

Friday, November 2, 2012

A Little Sparkle.....

Good morning everyone!  We are slipping into another weekend and I'm here to share another card I made this week.  I just love this little image and think she will make a cute Christmas card to send or maybe she will be going to the nursing home patients.  I haven't decided just yet on this one.  I sparkled her little antlers and necklace but the sparkle just didn't show up in the picture.  Trust me it's there.  I love how you can take a little card stock, some inks, a few dies and lots of glitter and come up with a sweet holiday card.  Now how easy was that!

Well, that's it for me this morning.  Have a wonderful day and no matter where you are or what you are doing, I hope you can find a little time to "Breathe".  My wish for you today is that you can find a little joy in your day.