Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve.....

As this year is winding down, I want to take a moment and tell you how very much you mean to me!  This has been a very hard year for me in a lot of ways, with lots of changes in my life.  But it has also been a good year too.  I have learned some good lessons along the way and feel that I have grown as a person.  We just never know what curve balls life is going to throw our way but I guess the key is to just keep moving.  I've always felt lthat a moving target is harder to hit!  My goal for the new year is to try and be more creative and to practice what I preach.  I'm always telling you to "Breathe" and this year I want to give that a try .

I appreciate each and every one of my followers and your faithful visits mean so much.  Your comments are so dear to me.  Thank you again for being there. 

Now I want to share a box I altered for a Christmas gift to my daughter.

I found this jewelry box on clearance with a big scratch along the back.  I loved the shape of the box and the fact there was a window top to it.  Other than the scratch, the box was perfect; so I just had to have it.  So I made flowers to cover the scratch and it made a wonderful gift for my daughter for Christmas. 
That's it for me this morning.  I'm still trying to get my house back in shape after the holiday rush. 
I hope you have wonderful New Year's Eve plans and that your holiday is a safe one.  Be sure and come back to visit on Wednesday as it will be Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Magnificent Spruce

Good morning everyone!  I'm here to share with you this morning another card I made for Heartfelt Creations .  I have always loved this stamp and use it quite a lot.  I hope you enjoy my card.  For all the products used and the instructions for my card, just hop over to the HC blog and have a look.  Everything is listed there.

I know this is short and sweet this morning, but I have lots to do today.  Enjoy the upcoming weekend and be safe.  And remember to take a moment just for you and "Breathe"!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!

It is the day after Christmas and we are all winding down trying to get back on track.  The packages are gone from under the tree and the house is quiet once again.  I woke to wind and rain as a cold front is moving through.  So many people all around us are having severe weather, and I feel very lucky to live where I do and to just have the rain....people to the South of me are experiencing severe storms and to the North of me, there is snow. 

So I'm here to share with you a card I have made for Heartfelt Creations


Heartfelt Creations Products Used:
HCPC 3497 Script Aster Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3494 Delicate Asters PreCut Set
HCD 726 Delicate Asters Die
Other Supplies: Spellbinders dies (Floral Ovals, Romantic Rectangles, Fancy Lattice, Venetian Motifs), glue, glitter, clear acrylic spray, Paper Blossoms tool kit, Canson watercolor paper, Memento Ink, Paper Studios  Sticky Doos
Instructions:  Card Size 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
Make card base and then cut out the rectangle die and glue to the card base.  Next I stamped and cut out the leaves and swirls and also cut out the lattice; I applied glue to these items and then sprinkled glitter over them and allowed to dry.  When dry, I sprayed with the acrylic to keep the glitter from coming off my project.  Next I stamped and cut out the flower petals and shaped them the way I wanted them to look and glued them together.  Now I glue the lattice piece to my card base.  I stamped the sentiment and cut out using the ovals die and attached it with sticky doos over the lattice. Now comes the fun part; decide where you want the flowers and leaves and swirls to go and glue them down.  Your card is now finished.
Today there are some beautiful creations featured over on the Heartfelt Creations blog.  You should go have a little visit and look around.  And as always, you can visit each of the designer's blogs by clicking on their names on the right hand side of my blog.  We all love hearing from you so if you visit, leave us a comment!
Well that's it for me today; I hope your day is a good one and that you find a little joy in it!


WOYWW #186

Suddenly it is the day after Christmas and time once again for WOYWW!  If you don't know what I'm talking about just head over to Julia's blog and have a look around.  Those of us who participate take a picture of our work desk and post it to our blog then we link it over on Julia's blog so that we can visit each other and see what is going on all over the world.  So here is my desk....

I've been working on some cards and this is the left over mess.  My lighter seems to be always in the foreground as I use it to light candles and to burn off ends of edgings.  My glitter glue, a spray bottle with shimmer spray inside, some ink a glass of water I use to clean my brushes with when I color with distress inks.  Just the usual mix match of products lying about waiting to be put away so I can start my next session.  So there you have it.  Hope your day is a good one.  Now I'm off to visit the rest of the WOYWW group!

Monday, December 24, 2012

From My House to Yours.....Merry Christmas!

This is Abby one of my fur babies...Maggie was asleep in her brand new bed!

I have been missing in action a lot lately.  I've been nursing a smashed thumb and it has been so hard to create.  It is slowly beginning to come round but I'm slow in all I do.  This is a picture of one end of my living room with my tree. 
So from my house to yours, I want to wish you a very merry Christmas!  I hope you all have a joyous holiday and get to spend good times with family and friends!


Monday, December 17, 2012

Birthday Card.....

Good morning everyone and welcome to a brand new week.  We are getting very close to the Christmas Holiday and everyone is getting a little frantic.  I'm trying to finish everything as I have been out of commission for about a week.  I slammed my right thumb in the car door one day last week and I've been nursing it trying to get it back to some sort of normal motion and it is finally beginning to come around.  It is still very swollen and I can't do delicate work on my cards yet and I really needed to be able to finish my tags and things before the holiday.  Everything looks a little plain because I just can't shape flowers or tie bows.  I'm hoping that will come back soon.  So, that being said, here is a birthday card I needed for an upcoming birthday and to me it is just lacking a bow or some festive flowers, but it is what it is.

I  used some pretty Heartfelt Creations papers from the Delicate Asters Collection, some Spellbinders dies and a sentiment from Heartfelt Creations as well. 
Well that is it for me...I'm off to put my thumb on ice and try and get some swelling down.  Hope your day is good one and that you take a moment and "Breathe".

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday....

Good morning everyone and welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!  I'm here to share another card I have made and hope you enjoy seeing it as much as I enjoyed creating it. 


This is Your Day
Heartfelt Creations Products Used:
HCPC 3505 Timeless Rosette PreCut Set
HCPC 3500 Open Vintage PreCut Set
HCPC 3502 Mini Vintage PreCut Set
HCD 727 Vintage Floret Die
HCDP1 728 Timeless Amour Paper Collection
HCPC 3405 Leaf Medley PreCut  Set
Other Supplies:  Spellbinders Labels Sixteen and Foliage dies, coordinating card stock, Krylon gold leafing pen, Ranger Distress Inks, glue, Scor-Tape, Paper Blossoms Tool Kit, Canson watercolor paper, Memento Ink,Studio G adhesive gens

Instructions:  Card Size 6” X 6”
Cut a piece of watercolor paper 6” X 12” and score at 6” and fold to make the card base.  Cut a piece of design paper 5 7/8” X 5 7/8” and glue to card base.  Stamp image and cut out using the labels die and then cut a piece of coordinating card stock to make a base for the image.  Color the image with distress inks and glue gems onto the image.  Next I adhered the image piece to the coordinating card stock piece and attached to the card base.  I stamped the flowers and leaves and used the coordinating dies to cut out the pieces.  I added color where I wanted it and then added some gold to the edges of the leaves and the flowers.  Shape and glue the petals for the flower and set them aside to dry.  Once dry place the flowers and leaves where you like and glue down onto the card base.
So there you have it!  Now go on over to the HC blog and be inspired!  There is a lot of creativity displayed there today!  As always you can visit the designer's individual blogs by clicking on the names in the right hand side bar.  Go visit them and leave a comment.  We love hearing from you!

Monday, December 10, 2012

The Everlasting Light

Good Morning fellow bloggers!  I hope you have had a good weekend and are ready to face the coming week!  As we continue the mad dash to Christmas, I'm here to share another tag I have made for the season.  I am actually sending some tags in the mail instead of Christmas cards.  This one is for a special friend just to let them know I'm thinking of them.  I love tags and they can be used in so many ways and this one will actually become a Christmas card. 
There is some bling on all the embossing and around the sentiment, but my photo just didn't pick up that.  Sometimes shine can be quite difficult to capture.  I added some glitter to clear embossing powder and then embossed the raised edges of the embossing and the edges of the sentiment.   My poinsettia and the sentiment are from Heartfelt Creations.  I used HCPC 3431 Nativity Scene PreCut Set for the sentiment and HCPC 3415 Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set for the flower. 
Well that does it for me this morning.  I hope you have a wonderful day and that you take a moment just for you and "Breathe"! 

Friday, December 7, 2012

The Wonder of the Season

Good Friday morning to everyone!  We have almost made it through another week.  It seems time is just flying by and before you know it, we will be heading into a new year.  We have been blessed with wonderful weather here in East Tennessee but a little snow would be welcomed by this old lady.  There is nothing like a White Christams.

This morning I'm here to share a tag I made for Heartfelt Creations. 

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:
HCPC 3415 Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set
HCPC 3421 Dove of Peace PreCut Set

HCDP1 225 Frosty Blanket Paper Collection
Other Supplies: tag, Spellbinders Antique Frames and Accents, glue, lace, Memento Ink, seam binding, Scor-Tape, Canson watercolor paper, Gala Glitz

Instructions: Cut a piece of designer paper to fit the tag and glue it to the face of the tag.  Next I adhered a piece of lace to the bottom of the tag.  I stamped the sentiment on a piece of watercolor paper and cut out using the die.  Next I glued this to the top of my tag.  Then I stamped and embossed the flower onto a piece of the designer paper.  I used gold embossing powder.  I glued  the petals together and then glued to the bottom of the tag, positioning it where I wanted it over the lace.    Next I added the Gala Glitz to the center of the flower.  Cut a piece of seam binding and thread it through the hole in the top of the tag and the tag is ready to be tucked down into a gift bag.
Well this does it for me this morning.  Have a wonderful day and try and take a moment just for you and "Breathe"!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday....

Good morning everyone and welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!  I hope you are having a wonderful week and everything is falling into place for you with your Christmas shopping and decorating.  I'm here this morning to share another card I made for the Heartfelt Creations design team.

I used lots of color, texture, layers and dies to make this card.  I hope you love it.  To see all the products used and to get the instructions for the card just visit the Heartfelt Creations blog.  While you are visiting the HC blog, take a moment and have a look around.  There is lots of beauty posted there this morning, and you are sure to be inspired!  Of course you can also visit each design team member's blog by clicking on their name on the right hand side bar of my blog.  Go visit and be sure to leave a comment.  We all love hearing from you!
Well That's it for me this morning.  I'm off to visit the design team members and have a look around.  And remember when you get caught up in all the Christmas flurry, to take a moment and "Breathe".