Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Introducing the New 2022 Heartfelt Creations Design Team...

Good morning my friends.  I am so very proud to announce the new 2022 Design Team for Heartfelt Creations.  Thank you for believing in me and voting for me so I can be a part of this elite group of designers from around the world!

Congratulations to:  Angelica Turner, Anita KerjiwalCarole WrightCheryl MorganDarla RantsEwelina Panka, Glenda BrooksInes PeksinskaJanet SaievaJeny JohnsonMaida KamranMelanie SmithMonika JakubowskaNida TanweerNupur PriyaOlga Jewell, Patricia ManhireRajni ChawlaRobin ClendenningShalini PahwaTracey FehrTracy McLennonUma DidwaniaVeronique Levasseur


Again welcome everyone and I can't wait for our journey together to begin!


Sunday, May 1, 2022

The Four Seasons Challenge - Spring - Anyhing goes...

Good morning friends and welcome to The Four Seasons Challenge for May, 2022.  As always anything goes and this is the third challenge for Spring!  So gather your supplies think May Day, Birds Nests, Mother's Day and Gorgeous Flowers.  You can post your project here:  The Four Seasons Challenge Blog.  The challenge runs from 12:00 AM (EST) on May 1 until 12:00 AM (est) on May 25.  The winner will be announced on May 28.

We have an Mood board for May but this is just to help give you some ideas for the season.  Remember anything goes! 


As for me, I begin to think of butterflies about this time each year so my card is sporting a massive butterfly on the front with many pretty flowers as well!


Come join us for this wonderful Spring Anything Goes Challenge.  You can see what the design team has created by visiting the Four Seasons Challenge Blog. Come join us and play along.  I would love to see what you create!

Supplies used:  Various stamps and dies and paper from the Heartfelt Creations Floral Butterfly collection.  Luxe Silver Cardstock from Heartfelt Creations, White Cardstock, Sweet Magnolia Blooms stamps and dies for making flowers.  


Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Introducing the French Gate and Courtyard Dies from Heartfelt Creations...

Good morning my friends.  I am here to help welcome the new French Gate and Courtyard dies from Heartfelt Creations.  I decided to use the Courtyard die on my card this morning.  It makes a 6" X 6" card if you use it and don't cut it apart.  You can see my card in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery here.

My finished card size is 6 X 6.  I made the card base out of the Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper because it is just the perfect weight for card making.  Cover the card front with one of the 6 X 6 card fronts from Sheet 10A.  

Using white card stock cut out the French Courtyard Die.  Glue the largest portion of the die cut to the card front.  Use the circle dies to cut the backgrounds for the center portion of the card.  I used more of the card fronts from Sheet 10A of the paper collection.  Glue the white die cuts to the colored circles and on the one that says Happy Birthday I adhered it to the card front using dimensional tape.  The center die cut was glued to a green piece of Sheet 10A and I just glued it to the center opening and it is recessed a bit.  This is giving just a slight bit of interest in the card front.

Stamp the dragonfly onto Vellum with Teal Zeal ink and emboss with clear embossing powder.  Allow to cool. Color the center of the dragonfly with Bamboo Leaves.  Use coordinating die to cut out and glue to the card front pulling up the wings to make her look like she is in flight.

Stamp the flower petals onto Deluxe Flower Shaping paper using Lilac poses and then color the petals with same.  Cut out using coordinating dies.  Stamp the leaves using Bamboo Leaves and color with same.  Use coordinating dies to cut out.  Lay the flower petals onto the shaping mold, spritz with water and run through die cut machine.  Spritz the leaves with water and finger shape the ends until you are happy with the look.  Allow to dry.  Glue flower petals together and add Lemon Chiffon Prills to the centers.  Allow to dry.  Using a Hydra Sponge add glue to the edges of the flowers and leaves and sprinkle Crystal Clear glitter over them.  Allow to dry.  

Once everythinbg is dry, decide on placement of flowers and leaves; I cut the leaves apart and glue everythingf down.  The card is finished.

You can check out what the other design team members created by visiting Heartfelt Creations.  Have a great rest of the week!

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations...

Good morning friends and welcome.  I'm here to share another card with you featuring the Decorative Dragonfly Collection from Heartfelt Creations.  You can find my card in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery here.  


My finished card is 5" X 7".  Make card base out of Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper.  The weight of this is perfect for making cards.  Cover the card base with a piece of Sheet 5A of the paper collection.  

Cut two of the Regal Lattice Gateway Die; one out of white cardstock and one out of the Luxe Gold cardstock.  Offset the two with the gold beneath the white and glue together.  Glue to the card front.

Stamp the flowers using Jet Black Archival ink and emboss using clear embossing powder onto Canson watercolor paper. Use the water pen and the Zig markers to color the flowers then cut out using coordinating dies.  Allow to dry and then add glitter.  Glue to the bottom of the card front and allow to dry.

Stamp the dragonfly twice using black ink and emboss with Midnight Teal embossing powder.  Color with Magenta Hue and Danube Blue ink.  Cut out using coordinating die and glue the two dragonflies together pulling up on the wings of the top dragonfly to make it look like it is in flight.  Decide on placement and glue to the top of the card.

For more inspiration be sure and visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see what all the other designers have made!


Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Introducing the Heartfelt Creations Decorative Dragonfly Collection...

Good morning everyone!  I'm here this morning to help introduce the brand new Decorative Dragonfly Collection from Heartfelt Creations!  This is such a wonderful collection and I just know you are going to love it!  You can see my card in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery Just follow the  link!  




My finished card is 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" using a fun fold and a belly band.  Make card base and score the card front in half and burnish.  Cut two pieces of the paper 2" X 5 3/8" and cover the front of the card.  I used Sheet 11B which has card fronts on it.  Cover the inside with a piece of Sheet 10A cut to 4 1/8" X 5 3/8".  The belly band is made using a 1" strip of Sheet 12B.

Cut a piece of white cardstock and layer onto the inside of the card.  I stamped the sentiment on this piece using Jet Black ink. 

I stamped the flower onto Canson watercolor paper using Jet Black ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I used the Zig markers and a water brush to color the flower and then used coordinating die to cut it out.  I added glitter and set this aside to dry.  

I stamped the larger dragonfly twice using Olive ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  Color with various ink colors, I used Leaf Green, Cornflower Blue, Magenta Hue and glued the two together curling the wings a bit to make it look like it is in flight. Edge the 1" piece of the paper collection with Cornflower Blue and shape into the belly band and use Scor-Tape to adhere together in the back.  Glue the dragonfly to the bellyband and set aside to dry.




Stamp the small dragonfly with Memento Danube Blue ink and emboss with clear embossing powder.  Color using Danube Blue and Leaf Green inks then cut out using coordinating die.  

Decide on placement for the flower and the small dragonfly and glue down.  Slide the belly band down over the card and it is ready to go.


Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations...

Good morning everyone and welcome!  I'm here to share another card I have made using Heartfelt Creations.  You can see my card in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery here.  I love how these vellum flowers and leaves turned out.  


My finished card is 4 1/4" X 5 1/2".  Make card base and cover with a piece of The Moments in Time Paper Collection.  I used Sheet 8B for this.  Next cut a piece of Sheet 2B of the paper collection and layer with dimensional tape onto the card front. I also added some Magenta Hue ink to the edges of this layer.  The top layer is Sheet 12B and I also used dimensional tape to adhere to the card front.

Using white cardstock, cut the Simply Elegant Centerpiece die and then cut it apart to fit onto the card front.  Glue it down.  

Stamp the flowers onto vellum using Versa Mark ink and emboss with white embossing powder.  Cut out with coordinating dies.  Using the Stack & Store Daubers and Magenta Hue ink, color the flowers. I used one of the Golf tools to shape the petals and then hot glued two petals to form the flower. Put a mound of hot glue in the center of the flowers and add the Prills to form the center.  Stamp the leaves with Versa Mark ink and emboss with white embossing powder.  Use coordinating dies to cut out and color with Olive ink.

Decide on placement of the flowers and leaves and using hot glue adhere to card front.  The card is finished.  


Friday, April 1, 2022

The Four Seasons Challenge - Spring Anything Goes!

Good morning friends and welcome to The Four Seasons Challenge for April, 2022.  As always anything goes and this is the second challenge for Spring!  So gather your supplies think Tulips, Bunny Rabbits, Easter and Spring Showers.  You can post your project here:  The Four Seasons Challenge Blog.  The challenge runs from 12:00 AM (EST) on April 1 until 12:00 AM (est) on April 25.  The winner will be announced on April 28.

We have an Mood board for April but this is just to help give you some ideas for the season.  Remember anything goes! 


The umbrellas were what inspired me from this board and I remembered I had this die and I used it to cut out an umbrella from the Lush Lilac Paper Collection.  My card is 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" and features The Lush Lilac Collection from Heartfelt Creations.  I made Lilac blooms and used the green Prills for the centers and then glued them here and there on the card front.  Tie a bow using white ribbon and to finish everything off use some glitter.  I love glitter and even my little Yorkie girls wear glitter on their little faces.



My grandmother had a huge Lilac Bush and it was the only flower in her garden we were allowed to pick.  When it bloomed in the Spring the blooms were abundant and the scent could be smelled all over her garden.  Our home had a bouquet in every room and it was heavenly! So you can imagine the memories this flower brings forth for me!

Come join us for this wonderful Spring Anything Goes Challenge.  You can see what the design team has created by visiting the Four Seasons Challenge Blog. Come join us and play along.  I would love to see what you create!

Supplies:  Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac Collection, HCD1-7201 Tickets and Tags Die, Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear Glitter, Lettuce Entertain You Prills for the flower centers, White Ribbon, Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations...

Good morning my friends and welcome to this Inspiration Wednesday from Heartfelt Creations.  I'm here this morning to share another card I have made using the Wild Aster flowers.  I love this flower and I use it quite a bit because it is so easy to shape and make!  You can find my card in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery


My finished card size is 3 3/4" X 7".  Make card base and set aside while we work on the elements.  

Cut a piece of white cardstock 3 1/2" X 6 3/4".  Use one of the oval dies and cut an opening in the cardstock.  I just eye balled this.  I used the embossing folder at this point and set it aside.  Using green cardstock cut a piece about 3 1/4" X 6"  and cut a smaller oval in it.  Position the green piece behind the white embossed piece making sure it is even in the opening and glue down.  I chose a piece of the paper collection and cut a piece to lay behind the opening.  Glue this down.  Wrap a piece of ribbon around the bottom of the card panel and use Scor-Tape to adhere to the back of the panel.  Cut out one of the tags from the paper collection and using dimensional tape, adhere to the panel over the ribbon.  Glue this panel to the card front.

Now we are going to work on the flowers.  Stamp the flowers onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using Magenta Hue ink. Color these petals with Magenta Hue as well.  Use coordinating dies to cut out the flower petals.  Stamp the leaves using Fern Green and color with Leaf Green ink.  Cut out using coordinating dies.  Edge the leaves with Olive ink to give dimension to them. I used Stack and Store Daubers to add color to the flowers and leaves. Shape the leaves a bit using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and then brush on Glossy Accents and set aside to dry.  Shape the flowers using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and then hot glue two petals together being careful to offset the petals.  Add the Lemon Chiffon Prills to the centers of the flowers and set aside to dry.  Once dry, use Hydra Sponges and Dries Clear Adhesive to add glitter to the flower petals and then set aside to dry.  Once everything is dry decide on placement and hot glue to the card front.   

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Another Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations...

Good morning my friends and welcome to a rainy Spring morning in East Tennessee!  It is once again Wednesday and time to share a card from Heartfelt Creations.  

My card is featuring the Sweet Pea Collection and can be found in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery here.


My finished card size is 3 1/2" X 6".  Make easel card base by cutting white cardstock to measure 6" X 7".  Score the 7" side in half and then score one of the sides in half again. Make a mountain fold here. Cut a white piece of cardstock 3 1/2" X 6" and glue to the mountain fold.  I covered this piece of cardstock with a piece of sheet 3B of the paper collection.  The inside of the card is covered with a piece of 10A of the paper collection. I also cut a small piece of Sheet 10A for the back side of the easel.  

Stamp the flowers with Memento New Sprout ink and cut out with coordinating dies.  Stamp the leaves with Memento Fern Green, color with Leaf Green and cut out with coordinating dies.  Edge the leaves with Memento Olive ink to highlight and add dimension to the leaves.  Lay the flower petals and leaves onto the mold, spritz with water and run through the die cut machine.  Turn out onto the desk to dry.  I used the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit to add a bit more dimension to the flower petals.  Shape the flowers and hot glue together to hold in place.  Allow everything to dry.

Die cut small decorative piece of the Elaborate Frames dies using a piece of sheet 9B of the paper collection.  Use dimensional tape to adhere to card front.  Decide on placement of flowers and leaves and use hot glue to adhere to the card front.  Add Crystal Clear glitter to the flowers and allow to dry.  

Stamp the sentiment onto a piece of sheet 10A of the paper collection that measures 1" X 3 1/4".  Mat with a slightly larger piece of sheet 9B and glue to the back of the sentiment.  Adhere to the inside of the card using dimensional tape.  This will serve as a stop for the easel section of the card. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations - Continuing along with the Sweet Pea Collection...

Good morning my friends and welcome as we continue along with the Sweet Pea Collection from Heartfelt Creations.


You can see my card in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery with a list of all the products I used to create it.

My finished card size is 5" X 7".  Make card base and cover with a piece of Sheet 3B of the paper collection.

Cut two of the Palace Gateway Die out of white cardstock.  Cut down and glue together to make the base for the oval pieces.  Using the Hydra Sponge add glue and sprinkle with glitter, set aside to dry.  Once dry, glue to the card front.  Cut a large oval shape using sheet 6B of the paper collection.  I also cut a piece of heavy white cardstock into a large oval as well.  Glue the two together.  Edge with Majestic Violet Ink and a Stack & Store Dauber.  Using dimensional tape, adhere to card front.  Cut a smaller oval using a piece of sheet 6A and white cardstock.  Glue the two together.  Stamp the sentiment onto the front of the smaller oval using Majestic Violet and then edge the oval with New Sprout ink.  Use dimensional tape to adhere to the larger oval.

Stamp the leaves with Fern Green ink, color with leaf green and cut out using coordinating dies.  Edge with olive to add dimension.  Stamp the flowers with Majestic Violet and add more Majestic Violet to the petals using a Stack and Store Dauber. Cut out using coordinating dies. Also color the back of the petals with Majestic Violet ink.  Lay the leaves and flowers onto the shaping mold, spritz with water and run through the die cut machine.  Use the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit of shape a bit more and then glue the petals together using the hot glue gun.  Add glitter to the flowers and allow to dry.

Once everything is dry glue down using the hot glue gun.  The card is finished.




Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Debuting the Sweet Pea Collection from Heartfelt Creations...

Good morning everyone and welcome!  I'm here this morning to introduce you to the brand new Sweet Pea Collection from Heartfelt Creations!   These flowers remind me of my childhood and my mother having these in a vase on our table.  They seemed to grow wild in our yard and they were abundant.  Most flowers remind me of my Mom and my childhood but these seem to be very special to me.  You can see my card and all the items used to create it in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery.


The finished card size is 5 X 7 and it is a shaped card.  Using the Simply Classic Rectangle Frame Die, make the shaped card base.  Cover with a piece of sheet 9B of the paper collection.  Next cut two decorative pieces of the die; one using white cardstock and one using gold.  Glue the two together so the gold shows through from the bottom side of the dies.  Attach to the card front.

Stamp the vase in Magenta Hue and color around the edges with a Stack and Store Dauber.  Cut out two of the decorative piece from the die set; once with white cardstock and once with gold.  Glue together with the gold showing through from the back of the white die cut.  Glue down to the center of the vase.  Now glue the vase to the center of the card front.  

Stamp the sentiment with  Magenta Hue ink onto white cardstock and use the small rectangle die to cut it out.  Cut a piece of the Luxe Gold Cardstock to glue behind the white piece and become a mat.  Bow this piece a little and glue to the bottom of the vase.

Stamp the Vining Sweet Pea with Leaf Green ink and ink the stems with the same ink.  Use the Stack and Store dauber to color the blooms of these vines with Magenta Hue ink.  Cut out with coordinating dies. Stamp the leaves with Fern Green ink and color with Leaf Green ink.  Cut out with coordinating dies.  Edge the leaves with Olive ink.

Stamp the blooms with New Sprout ink and color using Magenta Hue.  Cut out with coordinating dies.  Color the backs of the blooms with also with Magenta Hue ink.

Lay the blooms and leaves into the mold, spritz with water and run through the die cut machine.  Turn them out onto the desk and use the Golf tool to ad a bit more shape to the petals.  Allow them to all dry.  At this point you can use the Hydra Sponge and Dries Clear Adhesive to add the Crystal Clear Glitter to the flowers.  Allow them to dry.  

Once everything is dry, decide on placement of the pieces and glue down to the card front.

The card is finished. 


Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Simply and Elegantly Framed....Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations

Good morning my friends here on the first Wednesday of March!  Can you believe that March is here and Spring is coming!  I'm here to share another card I made using this pretty Vining Clematis Banner stamp and die from Heartfelt Creations.  You can see the products used for my card in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery.



My finished card size is 4 1/4" X 5 12".  Make card base using white cardstock and then cut a piece of green cardstock just a bit smaller and attach to card front.  Cut a piece of white cardstock 4" X 5 1/4", spritz with water and run through the die cut machine inside the embossing folder.  Use Scor-Tape to attach green ribbon to the white embossed piece and glue it to card front.  

Using Jet Black ink, stamp the Vining Clematis onto watercolor paper and emboss with clear embossing powder.  I used Distressed Inks and a brush to color the imege.  Cut out with coordinating dies.  Cut two of the shadow pieces and then cut out the area for the sentiment to show through from the back piece.  Stamp the sentiment using Jet Black ink.  Adhere the two pieces together using dimensional tape then glue the colored design to the top and mount onto card front.  I used more Scor-Tape on this medallion piece to adhere to card front.  

Tie a bow using the green ribbon and then adhere to card front using Scor-Tape and Dries Clear adhesive.

The card is finished.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations...

Good morning everyone and welcome to another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday.  This morning I have another card to share with you using the Elegant Mosaics Collection.  You can find this card in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery here.


My card size is 4 1/4" x 6 1/2".  Make card base and cover with a piece of the paper collection.  I used Sheet #2B. 

Stamp the edge pieces onto white cardstock using Morocco ink.  Stamp the design twice.  Cut out with coordinating dies.  Next stamp the main image 4 times using Morocco ink and Bamboo Leaves.  Cut out using the coordinating dies.

Glue down the edge die cuts on the top and the bottom of the card front.  I used dimensional tape to adhere the center piece and on each layer used on top of the initial die cut. I think it gives a Kaleidoscope effect to the piece.  

I did not put a sentiment on the front of the card but the inside is left blank so you could write a message for the recipient.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations....

Good morning friends.  I'm afraid I've been absent for awhile as I fell and broke my shoulder and had to have surgery.  I'm beginning to come around but I must tell you it has been a difficult road for me.  I have a Heartfelt Creations card to share with you this morning and I hope you enjoy it.  

You can find my card in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery here.  All the products used and full details are listed there.  Enjoy.


My finished card size is 5 X 7.  Make card base and cover with a piece of Sheet 12B of the paper collection

Die cut the Decorative Circle Frame out of white cardstock and glue to the card front.  Stamp the Elegant Mosaics stamp onto white cardstock 4 times.  Twice in Majestic Violet, Once in Morocco and once in Leaf Green.  Use coordinating dies to cut out the different elements for the centerpiece of the card.  Use dimensional tape and attach to the card front.  Pull the green layer forward to give the card more dimension.  

Stamp the flowers in leaf green and use coordinating dies to cut out.  Lay on the shaping mold, spritz with water and run through the die cut machine.  Set aside to dry.  Stamp the leaves in Fern Green and color in Leaf Green and Majestic Violet then use coordinating dies to cut out.  Lay onto the mold and spritz with water then run throlugh the die cut machine. Lay aside to dry.  Add Prills to the center of the flowers and set aside to dry.  Once dry, decide on placement and hot glue down.  Also glue down the leaves at this time.

Stamp the sentiment onto a  piece of white cardstock using Jet Black ink and then mat onto a piece of the paper collection.  I used a piece of Sheet 10A for this.  I used dimensional tape to adhere to card front.

The card is ready to go.  

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations...

Good morning my friends and welcome to my little corner of the world. First things first...It's that time of year again when I as a Heartfelt Creations Design Team member ask you to go and vote for me so that I can continue on the team for another year.  I'm always thankful for your wonderful comments so I'm hoping you will follow this link and Vote for me

I'm here sharing another card I made using the Heartfelt Creations Elegant Hearts Centerpiece Die.  You can see my card in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery.


My finished card size is 6" X 6".  Using white cardstock, make card base and cover with a piece of 7B of the paper collectgion.

Using white cardstock, die cut the Elegant Hearts Centerpiece die.  I used a die from the Simple Centerpiece die and cut a piece of Sheet 12B to go behind the center die of this piece.  Using dies from the Simple Centerpiece die and some of the Luxe Gold Cardstock, I cut two frames to fit the center of this piece.  Glue everything down to the base card.

Stamp the flower petals onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using Sweet Plum ink and color same using Sweet Plum ink and one of the Stack and Store Daubers.  Stamp the leaves using Fern Green ink and color with Leaf Green and edge with Olive to darken just a bit.  Die cut flowers and leaves using coordinating dies and layer onto the mold, spritz with water and run through the die cut machine.  Turn out onto the desk to dry. Glue two of the flower petals together using hot glue. Be sure to stagger the petals.  I also added a clump of hot glue to the center of the flowers and spooned the Prills over it and allowed the hot glue to dry.  Decide on placement on the card and glue down.  

Cut a length of white seam binding and spray with water and scrunch up.  Swipe the Sweet Plum ink pad onto the desk pad and spritz with water.  Swirl the seam binding through the ink to color and allow to dry. Tie a bow and use Scor-Tape and hot glue to glue to the card front.  The card is finished.

Saturday, January 1, 2022

The Four Seasons -Winter Season-January 2022-Anything Goes Winter.....

Good morning friends and welcome to The Four Seasons Challenge for January, 2022.  As always anything goes and this is the second challenge for Winter!  So gather your supplies and lets be creative.  You can post your project here:  The Four Seasons Challenge Blog.  The challenge runs from 12:00 AM (EST) on January 1 until 12:00 AM (est) on January 25.  The winner will be announced on January 28.

We have an inspiration board for January but this is just to help give you some ideas for the season.  Remember anything goes! 



We seldom see this type of winter scene in my area of the country but a girl can dream!  I love a good plump snowman so I decided to try my hand at one and remember this is from memory.  I haven't actually seen a snowman in my yard for many years!


Come join us for this wonderful Winter Anything Goes Challenge.  You can see what the design team has created by visiting the Four Seasons Challenge Blog.

Supplies:  Spellbinders Friendly Snowman Stamps, Zig Clean Watercolor Markers, Canson Watercolor Paper,Water Brush, We-R-Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile, Corner Chompers, Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder, Art Glitter #85, Designer Dries Clear Adhesive