Friday, September 27, 2019

Heartfelt Creations September 2019 Alumni Design Team Blog Hop

Good morning everyone and welcome to the September, 2019 Alumni Design Team Blog Hop!  I am so happy you are able to join us and hope you enjoy the hop.

The hop starts at 8AM EST on Friday, September 27th, 2019 EDT and closes Monday, September 30th at 11:55 PM EDT . Winner will be announced on the HC Facebook page on Wednesday, October 2nd, 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 September Alumni Hop" in the subject line. So be sure to visit as many of the participating blogs as you can and leave a comment!
If you came here from Kathy Clement's blog you are right on track and your next stop will be Vicki Dutcher's blog.
I had such a good time creating this Birthday card and it is going into my stash for an upcoming birthday. Heartfeltf Creations makes it so easy to create a beautiful card to send to a loved one or a friend by just making a few quick flowers and doing a small bit of die cutting. I truly get lost in the process and suddenly the magic happens.
Remember to leave a comment on as many participating blogs as you can to have a chance to win the $25 gift certificate! Good luck to everyone!
Heartfelt Creations Supplies Used:
TSMP 501 Lilac Posies Memento Ink

Participating Alumni Design Team Members
Kathy Clement
Glenda Brooks
Vicki Dutcher
Els Schutte
Sandra Carey
Monica Edwards
Amarilys Doria
Alissa Wells
Sarah Miller
Oksana Clegg
Candy Slabaugh

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

WOYWW #538.....

Good morning friends!  We have made it to Wednesday once again and this is the day I share my workspace with you as we join together over at Julia's blog for our weekly get together!  If you would like to join in this world wide blog hop just head on over and Julia has instructions for linking at the top of her blog.  We would love to have you join in and you will find we are an easy group to be a part of!

My desk this morning is a crazy mix of this and that with no rhyme or reason.  I cut an easel for the birthday card lying there with the airplane.  Andrea at Heartfelt Creations did a video on this card and I just had to try it out.  I love how it turned out and it will be going to a family member next month.  I still haven't done anything with my Asters but I do have something in mind so there will be a card in the making soon!

I also want to report that I'm still loving my glass mat from Tim Holtz.  It is so easy to clean up and I think I will have it for a long time to come!  Well worth the investment!

OK, that's it for me this morning.  I'm off to visit as many participating bloggers as I can, so have a good day and try to be creative in all you do!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #537

Good morning friends.  Wednesday has rolled around again and I'm here sharing a look at my work space!  If you are curious about why I'm showing a photo of my desk this morning, just head over to Julia's desk and have a look around.  Julia is the creator of this little bit of madness and she allows us to overtake her blog each and every Wednesday for this world wide blog hop!  We are a friendly group and would love for you to join us if you want! Julia has all instructions there so come join us!

New toy in the house!  I purchased a Crafters Companion Gemini Foilpress machine.  I've only gotten to play for a short while so I haven't really had much time to experiment but I can say I do love it already.  To the left you can see a roll of the foil paper used to cover the stamps.  I can imagine some gorgeous Christmas cards very soon.  I'll keep you posted as I go along but for now I know the machine works and is going to make some gorgeous pieces!  

This is short and sweet this morning and I'm off to visit as many of you as I have time for.   Have a great day and a lovely rest of the week!

Monday, September 16, 2019

More Paper Usage.....

Good morning friends!  It's Monday once again and the heat wave and drought continues here in East Tennessee.  We have another day scheduled to be in the 90's and then we are hoping for a bit of a cool down but still no rain in sight.  Leaves are beginning to fall but it's not with the glorious color we all long for as they are just turning brown and coming on down.

As I continue my quest to use some of my mountain of paper collections, it's another kleenex cover box! 

These little boxes are quick and easy and use a little bit of paper and I find I love making them.  This one is from a Heartfelt Creations collection retired long ago but still much loved by me!  The name of the collection is Raindrops on Roses and it was and is one of my favorites.  And of course I had to make a few roses to grace the top and side of the box.  My little neighbor friend has mauve colors in her living room and this will coordinate well.  I do hope she loves it!

I purchased a few more boxes of tissues and will be making a few more...maybe to send to the nursing home.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

What's on Your Workdesk? Week #536....

Good morning my friends!  I'm showing you my work desk this morning as part of a little Wednesday get together of like minded crafters.  We take a photo of our desk and link it to Julia's desk then we can visit each other and have a look around!  It is a lovely idea and lots of fun and has lasted many years since the first WOYWW!  So come join us if you like, we are harmless and very friendly!

My photo was taken yesterday afternoon so there is lots of light reflecting off my glass mat but I do love all the natural light!  I've been working on some kleenex box covers for my neighbors.  Just another idea to use up some more paper.  I think it is breeding when I turn my back...instead of getting smaller the amount seems to be growing.  But I just keep plugging along trying to think of things to use it on.  Most of the papers have long been retired but there are some lovely designs that I have a hard time cutting into, so I take a deep breathe and try to remember that I don't want to be a "hoarder" then I make another project! 

That's it for me this morning; I'm off to visit as many of your desks as I can! Happy WOYWW!

Monday, September 9, 2019

So Much Paper.....So Little Time.....

Good morning friends and happy Monday!  I'm here this morning to share another box of cards I made for someone special.  For some reason I just didn't show the cards that I packed inside but I have been using card fronts from different Heartfelt Creations papers and just adding little embellishments and sometimes just glitter so that the cards can be mailed with a regular postage stamp.  When you consider that the card and envelope have to fit through a 1/4" slot with no snagging along the way, that doesn't leave much room for anything other than the card!  And we all know how much a dimensional card costs to mail.....well it's just crazy!

I made a box to hold the cards and decorated it with wildflowers made using the Tulips from the Tulip Time Collection from Heartfelt Creations.  One thing I love about Heartfelt creations is the fact you cab take one flower and change the shape to make another lovely creation.  These flowers remind me of something that would bloom in the desert!  I love the shape and they don't look like a tullip anymore for sure!

So you take some pretty paper, a few flowers and leaves and some lovely crinkled seam binding and tie it all up with a pretty bow and you have a beautiful gift for family or friends.  My goal is to use papers I have just sitting here.  Lots have already retired but are still beautiful and I want to use much little time!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

WOYWW #535

Good morning friends!  Wednesday has once again rolled around and I'm here showing you my work space.  Each Wednesday we get together and converge on our leaders' blog for a world wide blog hop!  If you are curious about this just head over to Julia's blog and she has instructions for what to do to join us! We are a friendly group of crafters and we love sharing what we have going on in our lives!

Now for my desk and what my little mess looks like:

Underneath it all is my new Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat; I wasn't sure if I would be happy with it when I ordered it but I do love it!  The die is an old Sue Wilson Die that I have had for a couple of years and only used maybe a couple of times so I decided I needed to use what I have.  I'm making another shaker Christmas card.  I am slowly coming along on my list.  It seems like it is a slow go this year and I only have 5 or so ready to go.  Well I still have plenty of time so I will just keep plugging along.  The blue tray at the top of the photo is filled with poinsettia flowers of different colors and holly leaves all ready to go so that will help me as I work on my cards.

My card is 5 X 7 and all ready to go.  I used all Heartfelt Creations products except for the die cut.

Well my friends that does it for me this morning.  I'm off to join the blog hop and have a little snoop.  I hope you have a great day and a wonderful rest of the week!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

We Have a Winner......

Good morning friends! I hope you had a lovely long weekend with family and friends! I want to thank you all for your participation in our August Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team Blog Hop. I had a lot of traffic here on my blog and I'm always so happy to have you visit!
The drawing was held and we have a winner for the blog Hop! The randomly chosen blog this time was Sarah Miller. The randomly chosen comment is from TheresaP. (Comment #22). CONGRATULATIONS Theresa... you have won the $25 gift certificate. To claim your prize please email Heartfelt Creations at with "Winner of the August Alumni Hop" in the subject line.
Again congratulatlons TheresaP!