Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Heartfelt Creations-Abide In Me

Welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday. This is another card using the new release stamps and dies from the Artisitic Gatefold Collection. I am so in love with the Rye Grass and Feather Grass Flourish Stamps. I used both on this card. The corner is so exceptional. I stamped with Versamark and embossed with red embossing powder. The edges have been inked with Rangers spiced marmalade and barn door. What an awesome color combination.
HCPC 3437 Carnation Florals 1 PreCut Set
HCPC 3438 Carnations Florals 2 PreCut Set
HCPC 3435 Feather Grass Flourish PreCut Set
HCPC 3436 Rye Grass Flourish PreCut Set
HCPC 3321 Believe PreCut Set

Nestabilities Labels 13
Shapabilities-Carnation Creations

Martha Stewart Punches-Punch Around the Page French Scroll & Frond punch; Rangers Distress inks Barn Door & Spiced Marmalade; Versamagic; Stampendous Stamp n Stuff Red Tinsel Embossing Powder; heat gun; Tsukineko Sheer Shimmer Spritz Frost; Recollection half pearls; Ashland Christmas Floral Red and Gold leaves; Sheer white ribbon; Black, Green, and White Cardstock (CS).

I hope you have enjoyed your visit today. Be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see the other gorgeous creations by the design team and to get the full directions on how I made this card. I will see you tomorrow with the Snowmen Melt Your Heart Card.

Challenges Entered:
Anything Goes Challenge - Cutting Corners-Decorative or Altered Corners
Crafty Card Makers - Heat Embossing
Paper Playtime - Say It with Sentiments
Stamps & Fun - Distressing
Stamps R Us - Emboss It
Victorine Stamps - Use Ribbon

Friday, November 25, 2011

Heartfelt Creations Black Friday Release

Heartfelt Creations is pleased to present the Artistic Gatefold Collection . This collection, in simple terms is "stunning and genius". It features 6 new precut stamp sets that coordinate with existing Spellbinders dies and 2 new exclusive dies. This is another must have collection.
Don’t feel guilty for splurging on yourself!
Heartfelt Creations will be donating 10% of all Black Friday sales towards ChildCry, a non-profit feeding organization founded by Times Square Church. ChildCry feeds over 4159 kids in 22 different countries, including the United States. Every penny donated to ChildCry is used to buy food for hungry children so go ahead...feed your hobby, and a hungry child! You can view all the details by following this link:
Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by Novenber 29 for a chance to win the entire release valued at $150. The winner will be announced on the HC blog on November 30.
Can you say "awesome" when you look at these new dies. So much you can do with them. Please check out the Heartfelt Creations blog to see the other creations by the Design Team. The Gate-fold card that you can create with these dies is spectacular. I plan to do one soon. These are the supplies for this card:
HCPC Flirty Fleurs Precut Set
HCPC 3363 Inspire Me Sentiments Precut Set
HCD 716 Layered Elegant Swirl Die
HCD Posy Patch
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 4
Other: Rangers Distress Inks: Tea Dye, Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage; Recollection Rhinestones (Pink), Sheer Wired Ribbon, Sheer1/4” wide Ribbon. Paper is from 12 x 12 Recollection Graceful Stack Designer Paper (DP), Brown Cardstock (CS), White Cardstock, Watercolor Paper, Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive,Tim Holtz Distressing tool, Stazon black ink, Aqua Painter, pink stickles
For my second project I made this tree topper/ornament. I found this pretty Star at the Dollar Store in my area and decided to spruce it up with this magnificent new die cut. This is big enough to use as a tree topper or as a hanging decoration for the home. This are the supplies used.
HCD 717 Layered Scallop Posy Die,Spellbinders Create a Flake 2, Art Glitter 85 Crystal Ultrafine Transparent, White Cardstock, Glitter Glue, Red Line Tape, Martha Stewart Edger Doily Punch, 11” Star Ornament from the Dollar Store, Recollection White Dot Glitter Stickers, 1 Plastic Snowflake from the Dollar Store, Martha Stewart Sterling Silver Glitter, and Hot Glue.
For complete decorations on how to make both of these projects can be found on the Heartfelt Creations blog. Enjoy your Black Friday. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Have a Merry Little Christmas

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate tomorrow. We have so much to be thankful for as we gather together to celebrate another year as a family and count our blessings. I am so thankful for my family and friends both here and Georgia and on the net!

Well, I went and did it with this card. The Mother of all die-cut and punches I So in all fairness-it is going to my Mother. I think I am going to do a 12 days of Christmas surprise for her and send her something every day starting 12 days before Christmas. I am going to bake her favorite cookies "Cream Wafers" for one of the days. She doesn't put up decorations so I am going to send her a little tree that I found-she will adore it as she can put it on her coffee table. I'm making a list of 12 packages to send. It will be so much fun she won't know what to

Back to my card. The inspiration for this came from the leftover paper I had lying on my table from my Christmas lantern card. It's the light brown paper you see in the background. I started cutting out snowflakes and distress inking them with Ranger Vintage Photo. The reindeer are a Tim Holtz die that I cut from cereal boxes, painted white, distressed the edges, painted with glitter glue, and sprinkled with Martha Stewart coarse clear glitter-twice. Yes, I glittered over glitter and it really made these reindeer sparkle. So now I will attempt to list all the dies I used on this card and supplies:

Spellbinders: For the focal point-Fleur de Lis Pendant, Scalloped Oval Nesties, Large Oval Nesties, Mega Fancy Tags 2, Foliage Shapabilities die
Sizzix: Tim Holtz Reindeer, Tim Holtz Snowflake On the Edge, Sizzix Architectural Accent Die
Martha Stewart Punches: Aspen Snowflake Punch Around the Page, Large Himalayan Snowflake, Medium Arctic Snowflake, Medium Branch Punch
Cuttlebug: Snowflake Embossing Folder
Other: Rangers Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Martha Stewart Course Crystal Glitter, Rangers Crackle Paint-Picket Fence, Diamond Dust Glitter, Diamond Stickles, Recollection Pearl Flourishes, Gold Mini Bells, White Plastic Snowflake from the $1 store, Recollection Pearls. Sentiment was from the Micheal's $1 bin, Sheer White Ribbon for the bow.

Well, I think I got everything. Thanks for stopping by today. I sure do appreciate it. Again Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your time with family and friends and make lasting memories.

Challenges Entered
Cooking It Up with Katie: Recipe-Use a Punch, Add some Ink, Include some Embossing
Crafts and Me: Shabby Chic/Vintage
Repeat Impressions DCC1123 Designer’s Choice Challenge-Christmas Challenge with Snowflake
Inky Impressions - Make Your Own Embellishments (Mine are Snowflakes and Flowers)
Little Red Wagon - Christmas
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Tie One On
Scrapbook Sisters - Christmas
Truly Scrumptious - Christmas with Pearls or Vintage
Stamp-n-Doodle - It's Snowtime
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Anything Christmas with Pearls
Forever Friends - Christmas is Coming (Must use and Animal)
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge - Baby It's Cold Outside
Pollycraft - Christmas Fun
Stamps R Us - Bling It On

Friday, November 18, 2011

Fred She Said Christmas/Winter Blog Hop

Welcome to the Fred She Said Blog Hop. Our theme is Christmas/Winter. Today for my card I used the Christmas Poinsettia Lantern. May image has been layer four times. Both the Spellbinders Poinsettia die and the Holly Accents were used to make embellishments on this card.

If you came by way of Darsie, you are on the right track. Be sure to pick up the Secret words at each blog along the way and follow the directions on the Fred She Said Blog to enter for the drawing for the following fabulous prices:

PRIZES: 3 random winners. 1 winner for each prize below:
$30 GC for
$30 GC for Fred She Said
$30 GC for Fred She Said

Entries will be accepted for 2 weeks - until Friday December 2nd midnight EST. Winners will be announced Saturday December 3rd.

Here is the list
FSS Blog , Robin, Darsie, Carol, Nancy, Val, Anne, Debbie, Vicki, Michelle, FSS Challenge Blog

My secret word is "You".

Thanks for stopping by today. Your next stop is Nancy. We hope you enjoyed the blog hop!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Heartfelt Creations Altered Christmas Photo Frame

Here is my Altered Project for Heartfelt Creations. I couldn't decided which color frame I liked better so I ended up getting both. As a matter of fact, I bought all of them from two stores because I knew if I made one, I would want These were purchased from a store called "The Dollar General" for $1 each. We have a lot of them here in the South. Of course, you can put pictures of your family in these frames and hang them on your Christmas tree. I chose to show them to you with a vintage image inside.The inspiration for the pine cones I made came from this picture that my friend Colleen from Dietrich Designs pinned on Pinterest. I am so addicted to Pinterest it is not even I just love the visuals-it gives you so much inspiration. So here is the silver frame. I have to tell you that I have never used the Black Lightning Dew Drop that I had before. But it has the most awesome patina I have ever seen in an ink. I will be using it again soon. I used it to distress the edges of the snowflake and die corners here but the camera did not pick it up well.
Here is the gold frame. One thing I do want to mention if you are going to make these is to use hot glue to attach the pretty die cut corners. That will leave the back of your frame nice and clean without any adhesive marks.

Heartfelt Creations
HCD 702 Decorative Butterfly Border Die
HCD 701 Posey Patch Die

125079 Spellbinders Ironwork Accents Shapabilities

Martha Stewart Branch, Punch, Frond Punch, Large Himalayan Snowflake Punch, & Arctic Snowflake medium Punch
Rangers Tea Dye Distress Ink-for gold frame
Tsukinek Brilliance Lightning Black-for silver frame
Rangers Distress Crackle Paint Picket Fence
Cut up plastic snowflake from the Dollar Store
Celebrate It Holiday Ribbon Cord & Sheer White Ribbon

Thank you for stopping by today. If you have any questions about how to make the pine cones I would be happy to help. I wanted to make a tutorial, but since I got sick it has been a struggle to keep up with what I love to do. Be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations blog where these are post to get the directions on how to make these.

Challenges Entered
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Anything But A Card
Crimbo Crackers - Make It Sparkle
Creatalicious Challenge - Christmas and Make Sure It Sparkles
The Craft Garden - Christmas but No Red or Green
The Paper Shelter - Snowflakes
Truly Scrumptious - Christmas Project with Pearls or Vintage
Deep Ocean Challenge - Vintage
Heart Song Inspirations - Gold or Glitter
Hooked On Craft Challenges - Any Punched or Diecuts
Karen's Doodles - Anything But A Card

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Heartfelt Creations Magnificent Spruce Trees

Welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday. This is my first post as a Design Team member and I can't tell you how much fun I am having working with their dies and stamps. I feel so blessed to have been chosen for the team. A big thanks to my friend Cheryl Walker for encouraging me to apply!

Be sure to mark your calendar for Black Friday when Heartfelt Creation will be revealing their new release. It is awesome, you don't want to miss it.

This nice wide lacy die is awesome. I have no problem using my cuttlebug to cut this with. I just use a sheet of wax paper and the die slips off the paper like butter. I stamped the Magnificent Spruce Tree (the large tree stamp) three times to make my image with Peel Paint Distress ink and then applied stickles to the branches by tracing them with the tip of the bottle. I have been pulling out some older punches that haven't gotten any love and have used them. I forgot how beautiful the corner adorner can look. So who knows what else I'll pull out I haven't used in a while. It's fun to use your stuff!!! lol

For a list of supplies and directions on how to make this card, please visit the Heartfelt Creations blog where you can get all that information and see what all the other Design Team members have created for you this week.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow when I will post my Heartfelt Creations altered project. You don't want to miss it.

The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Trees
Craft Your Passion - Let It Snow
Heart Song Inspirations - Gold or Glitter
Hooked on Crafts - Something Punched

Monday, November 14, 2011

Snow Cozy by Sugar Nellie

Did you ever make a card and think it was so cute that you could never make another one to top it? For some reason this card strikes me this way. I had so much fun making the banner. This summer I was lucky enough to have my name chosen at a challenge I entered and I got to pick 3 Sugar Nellie images. This is one of them. I just love it. Here is the supplies.

Snow Cozy image from Sugar Nellie
Spellbinders Lrg Scalloped Squares Nestibilities
Spellbinders Nested Lacy Pennants
Martha Stewart Himalayan Large Snowflake and Medium Arctic Snowflake
Cuttlebug Typewriter Alphabet Die
Recollection Glitter Dots
White Brads (for the center of the Snowflakes)
Deep Edger Snowflake trim
Martha Stewart Blue Glitter from a Multi Christmas Glitter pack

Craft Your Passion - Let It Snow
Hooked on Crafts - Something Punched
My Partner in Crafting Crime - Use Something You Got for Free
Stamps R Us - Bling It On
Christmas Inspiration - Bows
Creative Inspirations Paint - Banners
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Use Stamp that has never seen ink
Wags and Whiskers - Christmas Theme

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Fred She Said Lenten Roses

Hello everyone. Today I want to show you a card I make with Fred She Said Lenten Roses. Oh, aren't they so pretty. They are pre-colored but I chose the white. You can find them here. I layered my image three times on top of the Beaded Circle Spellbinders Nestabilities. I distressed the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink from Rangers. The corners are Spellbinder Parisian Accents and the leaf is Spellbinders Foliage Shapabilities. The border punch is from Martha Stewart called Edger Embossed Zig Zag. The sparkly green leaf is from Michaels in their floral department as well as the sentiment stamp that came out of the $1 bin.

Thanks for stopping by today. It's been a little bit since I have posted on my blog. It seems I have every possible side effect from taking Prednisone, but the bright side is I probably have a week or two left. Guess it is a small price to pay to be able to breath! I will have more things coming your way this week. See you soon.

Challenges Entered
Crafty Emma's - Ribbons and Roses
Di's Digi Designs - Ribbons and Bows
Craft Ann's - Floral Frenzy
Crafty Catz - Use a digital image
Dutch Dare - Punches and Dies

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Cardinals In Winter Scenery

Today I want to show you another Christmas card that I did. This was created before I got sick. But I am trying to get back into the swing of things. I worked on some little projects after work this week. It seems I had a mountain of paperwork to sort and set straight after being out of work and yesterday was a good day for me. I stayed focused and caught up. The meds make it hard for me to stay focused-but now that I am taking less I notice a difference.
Products Used:
Stamp-Mark's Finest Papers Cardinals in Winter
Spellbinders-Fleur De Lis Rectangle
Martha Stewart- Branch punch & Deep Edger Flower Bed, Berries and Pine cone Stickers
Ribbon, Snow-writer, Glitter, Stickles, Rangers Picket Fence Crackle Paint

Thanks for dropping by my blog today. Hope you have a fun filled and craft filled weekend.

Challenges Entered:
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Favorite Sketch
Mark's Finest Papers - Fall or Winter Scene
4 Crafty Chicks - Die Cuts
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Forever Friends - Something old (Martha Stewart pine cone & berry stickers) & Something new Spellbinders Fleur de lis die cut-plus use an animal