Friday, August 30, 2019

Heartfelt Creations August, 2019 Alumni Design Team Blog Hop...

Good morning everyone and welcome to the Heartfelt Creations August Alumni Design Team Blog Hop!  

The hop starts at 8AM EST on Friday, August 30th, 2019 EDT and closes Monday, September 2nd at 11:55 PM EDT . Winner will be announced on the HC Facebook page on Wednesday September 4th, 2019.

A randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will receive a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations. To claim your prize please email Heartfelt Creations at with "Winner of the August Alumni Hop" in the subject line.

Be sure to visit as many of the participating blogs as you can and leave a comment so your chances of winning are greater! How wonderful to win a $25 gift certificate to shop with Heartfelt Creations! Good luck everyone!

If you are coming here from Vicki's blog you are right on track.  Your next stop along the way will be Sarah's blog. 

My card is 4 1/4" X 5 1/2".  Make card base using white cardstock and cover with a piece of the patterned paper.  Cut out the die and glue it to the card front.  Stamp, color and cut out the flowers and leaves and run them through the Purr-fect Posies 3D Shaping Mold.  Be sure and spritz the pieces with a little bit of water which helps to break down the fibers and allows the paper to accept the shapes.  Allow the pieces to air dry once they have been run through your die cutting machine.  Add prills to the centers and allow to dry.  Select a sentiment from the paper collection and edge with Cactus Flower ink and glue to the card  front.  Finally arrange the flowers and leaves and glue down and your card is finished.

HCPP1-475 Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper
HCD1-7233 Day Dreams Bridge Die
HCPC-3874 Purr-fect Posies Cling Stamp
HCD1-7238 Purr-fect Posies Die
HCFB1-476 Purr-fect Posies 3D Shaping Mold
RACP 962 Fern Green Archival Ink
RACP-986 Cactus Flower Archival Ink
RACP 436 Leaf Green Archival Ink
HCDA2-450 Pack of 30 Stack and Store Daubers
#159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
ANC 804 Heart of Gold Prills

Alumni Design Team Members Participating:
Kathy Clement
Vicki Dutcher
Glelnda Brooks
Sarah Miller
Amarilys Doria
Alissa Wells
Emily Niehaus
Els Schutte

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

WOYWW #534...

Good morning friends!  Wednesday has rolled around and it is once again time for me to share my work desk with you.  Every week on Wednesday, we all come together and share our space and link up at Julia's blog then we can visit each other in a world wide blog hop of sorts!  Julia is the creator and hostess of this get together and we love her for it.  If you are curious about this just head over to Julia's blog and have a look around.  All the instructions are right there at the top of the page, so come join us!

This photo was taken a couple of days ago but since I finished this Christmas card there hasn't been a lot going on here in my craft room.  I've been doing other things but I wanted to show you this card as I shared the shaker portion of it last week.  Now it's all finished and ready to go!  

I really like how it turned out and I just love this little sleigh full of packages!  I've only just begun my cards so I really need to keep going.  I just get waylaid and wind up doing other things until suddenly its crunch time and it's do or die for Christmas!  Are you like that?

Well that does it for me this morning.  I'm off to visit as many of you as I can.  Have a great rest of the week and go be creative!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

WOYWW #533

Good morning all!  It's Wednesday and once again time to share my desk with you.  If you are new here and wondering why I'm showing a photo of my desk, head over to Julia's Blog and have a look around.  She has all the details there at the top of her blog.  This is a world wide blog hop that has been happening each Wednesday and we just link our desk to Julia's blog and then we can have a snoop around each other's desk.  It is so much fun and gives us a break in our routine each and every Wednesday.  So come join us; we are harmless and friendly and always welcoming to new folks!

I took the time yesterday to clean off my desk so there isn't much going on here right now.  I had a few errands to run so my time at home was limited and so it remained clean.  I did this shaker piece for an upcoming Christmas card but haven't gone any further with it.  So it sits waiting for me get motivated again. 

We have been so very hot here in East Tennessee so about all I want to do is sit under the air conditioner and veg out.  I do have to get outdoors and fill the bird baths and water my flowers but that is about it for my outdoor activities.  The poor birds are struggling with the heat too so I try and put fresh water in the birdbaths twice a day for them.  A nice cool splash sure feels good for them!  As for the flowers, they are really taking a hit and I don't know if they will pull through but the season is closing so it will be ok. 

Monday, August 19, 2019

Hoping Your Day is Perfect...

Good morning friends!  I'm here this morning to share my latest card with you.  It is a twisted Easel card and I just love these designs!

I used Heartfelt Creations Burst of Spring Collection featuring the lovely Pansey flowers!  Lots of shades of purple make this a favorite for me!  The card design is a quick and easy make and fun to decorate.  The die used to edge the side of the card is a Sue Wilson die named Gemini Dies - Carina also the oval on the front is a Sue Wilson die from her Austrian Collection - Salzburg.  The little butterfly is Memory Box Leavenworth Butterfly Trio.  I decided to pull out some of my older dies and play as I do love them so much.  I hope you enjoy and maybe you remember these from a few years ago.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

WOYWW #532....

Good morning fellow crafters and welcome to my little corner of the world!  I'm here sharing what is going on here by sharing a photo of my desk in all it's glory!  If you are curious about this photo and why I'm showing it on my blog just head over to Julia's blog (the creator of this world wide blog hop) and have a look around.  She has the instructions listed on the top of her blog.  So come join us, we are a fun loving group and we don't bite!

I've been making some greeting cards for friends and family and using up some of the paper stash I have.  If I work like mad until I die, I still won't use it all so I'm cutting into some of my much loved pieces and sharing the joy!  I've been embossing a strip along the bottom of some store bought envelopes to give them a bit of interest and fancy them up a bit!  Heartfelt Creations makes it very easy to make a card by just cutting a card front and gluing it to a card base then I just add some glitter and keep the inside blank so it can be used for any occasion.  These mail easily and only take one stamp.  Some of my dimensional cards cost almost $4 to mail and I think that is just crazy!

Well that does it for me this morning.  I'm off to link up and visit as many of you as I can.  Have a great creative day!

Monday, August 12, 2019

Christmas Folio and a Short Video.....

Good Monday morning my friends!  I'm here this morning to share a Christmas Folio and a quick video showing some of the features.  I fell in love with this design after watching a video from Kathy Clement. (This is a link to her blog)   I used the new Candlelit Christmas Collection from Heartfelt Creations and I have fallen in love with the elements of this collection.  I find the new size of the poinsettias to be perfect for so many projects and I will be using them a lot in the coming months as I prepare my cards and boxes for the Holidays!

I love making medallions for the covers as it gives you something extra to hold your flowers.  I used lots of glitter as usual because, after all, it will be Christmas!

I find it difficult to photograph the inside of these folios but you sort of get the general idea of the project.  You can see better in the video I did below.  I hope you enjoy and please be kind as I'm not very good at these. 

That does it for me this morning.  I have some watering to do outside this morning and then I will come back inside and close everything against the heat.  We are sweltering here and I so long for the cooler temps of Fall.  I feel a change in the seasons coming when I'm outside.  I notice the migrations of certain birds and how the leaves are changing on the trees and such.  Frankly, it can't come too soon for this old girl!

Monday, August 5, 2019

A Happy Heartfelt Christmas Tag.....

Good morning friends!  I'm here on this lovely Monday morning to share a Christmas tag I have made using the new release from Heartfelt Creations...The Candlelit Christmas Collection.  I fell in love with this latern and that is what sold the collection for me.  I always enjoy making tags and I do go the extra mile with them because sometimes I slip them down inside a gift bag and sometimes they are actually the gift so I try to make each one more than just a tag!

I colored the latern using Distress Inks and a brush with water...back to my roots when it comes to coloring.  I hope you like it.  The poinsettia are some of the batch I made about a couple of weeks ago.  I have a couple more projects to go using this collection so stand by! 

That's it for me.  I'm off to get my outside watering done early.  Have a great monday and I hope you find joy in the day!