Thursday, January 26, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Door To My Heart Hanging

 Ok, so I was in my craft room Saturday afternoon thinking about this Sentiment I was about to use for this creation.  The Door of My Heart" was the inspiration for the results.  This is not what I had intended-it was suppose to be a card!!!  lol  But as I was pulling out punches and die cuts this took on a life of it's own and became a wall hanging, I kid you not!!! hahahaha

 How could I not use this beautiful Martha Stewart deep Heart Scroll Punch with the Heartfelt Creations Chateau Gate.  And while I was playing with the heart, I noticed how beautifully the decorative piece from the Decorative Butterfly/Border looked under the heart-just like it was made to accent the heart.
 This was the first time I opened up that Victorian Velvet Distress Ink that I got for Christmas.  Boy is that ever a beautiful color.  Be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations Blog for the full details on how to create one of these.  Thanks for stopping by!

Products used:
HCPC 3444 Scenic Vista PreCut Set
HCPC 3449 Door To My Heart PreCut Set
HCD 718 Decorative Chateau Gate
HCD 702 Decorative Butterfly/Border

Product ID: 354823 Classic Scallop Heart Nestabilities    
Product ID: 354803 Scallop Oval Large Nestabilities

Other:  Martha Stewart Deep Edge Punch Scroll Heart.  Pearls, Victoria Velvet Distress, Embossing folder of your choice, ribbon, white cardstock,

 Challenges Entered
Cooking It Up With Katie- Punch Me an Embossed Heart
Crafts and Me Challenge  -  Pink and Sparkly
Creative Belli Challenge  -  Frames
Decorate to Celebrate  -  Valentines Day Party
Inky Impressions  -  Heart You
The Paper Shelter  -  Pearls and Swirls
Simon Says  -  Anything Goes
Whimsical Designs  -  Love Is In the Air-Home Deco Project
Whimsy Stamps  -  Pearls or Bling
Anything Goes Challenge  -  To the One I Love
Crafty Bloggers Network  -  Distressing
Cupcake Craft  -  All You Need is Love
Get Hippity with Ippity -  Heart Inspiration
Incy Wincy  -  Anything But a Card
Paper Creations Ink  -  Love and Romance
Paper Pretties  -  Create a Valentine's Day Project

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Heartfelt Creations-Telescoping Hideaway

 Do you know what day it is?  It's Heartfelt Creations Wednesday, my favorite day of the week!  This week I want to show you a new technique I found at SCS called Telescoping Image.  I didn't do mine exactly like the way the challenge directions were-but I love the results.
 So I put a little spin on this.  It seems I purchase a Krylon Pale Gold leafing pen back in September of 2011 at the Creative Keepsake convention and haven't use it.  I was going to use the pen to run along the edges of my acrylic albums.  So I had the idea to run that Krylon pen around each spellbinders die cut in the telescoping image.

Here is a close up what it looks like.  So I carried it a bit further and ran that pen along every edge of every piece of paper that was placed on this card.  The die cuts, the flowers, the punches, the design paper.  I loved the result.  So what do you think?  Is this something you would do on your cards?   Be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see my Design Team Sister's Beautiful Creations.

Here is the list of supplies I used:

HCPC 3445 Mystic Hideaway PreCut Set
HCPC 3392 Bella Rose House PreCut Set
HCPC 3449 Door To My Heart PreCut Set

Product ID:  472186 Rose Creations Shapeabilities
Product ID:  415217 Fancy Tags Nestabilities
Product ID:  354806 Standard Circle Large
Product ID:  472123 Foliage Shapeabilities  

Other:  Spellbinders Beaded Circles Nestabilities,  Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page French Scroll and Deep Edge Punch Garden Gate.  Pearls, Crystal Stickles, corsage pins, Victorian Velvet Distress ink, ribbon, Krylon Pale Gold Leafing Pen, White Cardstock, designer paper, and coloring implements of your choice.3
Challenges Entered
Die Cutting Divas - Buttons, Bows, and/or Bling
My Time to Craft  -  Use Your Favorite Embellishment(Sheer Bows is my Favorite)
The Stamping Boutique  -  Die Cuts
Critter Sketch Challenge  -  Use 3 Embellishments
Sew Many Cards  -  Circles
Craft A Scene  -  Anything Goes (with a scene)
One Stitch At A Time -  Round and Round
Sentimental Sundays  -  Die Cuts
The Craft Place  -  No Place Like Home
The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan  -  Punches/Die

 Here is a sneak peek of tomorrows post-be sure to come back to see this Valentine Wall Hanging.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Fred She Said Hydrangea Vase

 Hey everyone.  I am back again this week with another creation.  Usually I have a hard time getting anything done during the week.  When I come home from work after doing chores most times I am just too tired to create.  But I have been having coffee in the afternoon around 3ish or so and I come home not so

This creation was made with the Fred She Said Hydrangea Bouquet found here.  Is this not purdy!!!  I used the Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch and punched all the little flowers.  The Hydrangea punch that I used is the one with the two tiny flowers and one medium.  So I punched a bunch of these and distress inked them with spun sugar first and then worn lipstick over that.  I left some white spaces  even on the flowers.  Then I glued them on the bouquet.
 See how dimensional it looks.  I took some crystal stickles and ran it over the petals.  The butterflies are Martha Stewart and I double layered them and distressed them to match the flowers and of course used more stickles.   I also used crystal effects on the vase.  It doesn't show in the picture but it makes it look like glass.
The Martha Stewart punch around the page is called Cherry Blossom.  I have also used cuttlebug vintage corners, a cuttlebug embossing folder and spellbinders die.  The Lacey die cut on the top and bottom framing the vase is from heartfelt creations.   Hope you like this creation.  I am working with some more Fred sometime soon.  I got more stuff floating around by head!!!  Thanks for looking!!!

Challenges Entered
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days  -  Ribbons and Bows
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards  -  Glitter Latte
Clearly Inspired Challenge  - Pastels
4 Crafty Chicks  -  Summer in January
Colour Create Challenge  -  Pink and Green with the option of make your own flowers
CropStop  -  Vintage, Distressed, or Shabby Chic
PaperCrafting Journey  -  Floral

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

 Welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday.  I was inspired to make a teal card by one of my Punchkateer Friends.  So I found this designer paper in my stash and used teal as the main color.  I have to tell you how much I enjoy making my own flowers.  These were so fun.  I loved the fact  that the leaves in the stamped image match the leaves in the Spellbinders Carnation Creations die.  So it was easy peasy to embellish this card.
 Here is a close up of the pretty flowers and the embossed heart. 

  Other:  Spellbinders  Classic Heart Die, Cuttlebug Basket Weave Embossing folder, Martha Stewart Decorative Heart Edge Punch Around the Page,  Martha  Stewart Large and Medium Butterfly Punch, Crimper, Rhinestone, Ribbon, Crystal Stickles, Recollection Pearls,  Rangers Antique Linen Distress Ink, White Cardstock and designer papers.

For my second card today, I was thinking about my husband.  Last Saturday was the last day of deer hunting season here in Georgia.   Believe it or not, one of the deciding factors for our moving here were the beautiful sunsets.  The sky turns red just like this on some nights.  It is so beautiful.  So that was the inspiration for this card.

HCPC 3445-Mystic Hideaway PreCut Set
Other:  Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Rectangle-large, Sizzix Tim Holtz Bigz Snow Tree Die, Sizzix Tim Holtz Textured Wood Grain embossing folder, twine, Martha Stewart Branch Punch, Martha Stewart Deer Punch, Rangers Distress Ink (Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo), twine, Designer Paper, and Matching Card Stock.

Thank you so much for dropping by today to view my card. I hope you have enjoyed your stay. Please be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see the design team members projects. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Handsome Hydrangea

 Greetings Peeps-here's a little number I did the other day.  I was choosing some paper for a card I was creating and came across this image I colored a long time ago with pencils and thought I would make a card with it. 
 This is a sketch I found on Feline Playful but it was one that was already closed-I loved it so much I had to do it anyway.  I also have missed using my sewing machine so I did lots of stitching on this card.  Now that Christmas is over-it is time to take out my Martha Stewart butterfly punches as well.

 I used dusty concord distress ink on this card.  It was nicely tucked in my stocking at Christmas.  I just love this color.  I can see myself doing more "purple" colored cards because of it.

The pearls are recollection from Michaels.   The stamp is Inkadinkadoo Hydrangea.  It's one of my favorites.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure to stop by Wednesday for Heartfelt Creations day.  I am trying to kick start my Mojo.  It has been cold the last few days.  I can hardly wait until it is light later at night.  It makes me want to stay out in my craft room longer.  I have lots of ideas and no  Take care, be happy, and create!!!!

Challenges Entered:
One Stitch At A Time  -  Anything Goes
Gingerloft  -  Anything Goes
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge  -  Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations  -  Anything Goes
Make It Monday  -  Anything Goes
Ooh La La Challenge  -  New Beginnings (I gave this old colored image a new beginning!!!)
Pollycraft Monday  -  Bingo (I have a double bingo-Ribbon Sparkle Flowers & Flowers Punches

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Red Sox Fan Meets Yankee Fan

There comes a time when you have to put the rivalry aside and make a card that will certainly brighten up a Yankee Fans day.  I grew up watching and loving the Red Sox because of my Dad.  He was a die hard Red Sox fan.  Now in my house we have two Red Sox Fans and two New York Met Fans. 
This card is going to a 9 year old boy who has had a brain tumor removed just before Christmas.  He is the son of one of my punchkateer friends.  I have had this idea for a while but no time to put it together.  I finally did it this weekend and will be sending this out on Tuesday.

 I had my son look through some of his baseball cards and came up with some Yankee Baseball cards to include in this card.  I wanted a cool way to include them.

So what I did was take some A2 cello bags and layered them together and sewed them into the inside
of the card on top of where I will be writing my greeting.  I showed it to my boys and they thought it was cool.  I am hoping for the same reaction from my recipient.  What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by today.  For those of you with tomorrow off-enjoy your day.  I have to go to work but I have lots to do...I need to be  See you soon!!!

Challenges Entered
Totally Gorjuss - Use A Star

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Chateau Gate Collection Stained Glass Window


Greetings Bloggers and welcome to my second edition of the Chateau Gate Collection creations for Heartfelt Creations.  Today I want to show you something that was inspired by several of the sweet vintage churches that exist here in my county in Georgia.  I had the pleasure of taking a tour one Saturday of some of these churches.  Churches that are so far in the country that they had sconces on the walls and oil lamps to light the church.  It was so beautiful and amazing.  The beautiful stain glass left an impression on me!
To create the stained glass I used Martha Stewart Micro Beads.  I just love miro beads.  You can see in this close up how it looks.

 Here is a close up of the pretty Spellbinders Rose creation flowers.  I love making these roses.  So fun!
Products Used in This Project: 

HCPC 3443 Palace Entry PreCut Set
HCPC 3446 Doorway Trimmings PreCut Set
HCPC 3449 Door To My Heart PreCut Set
HCPC 3407 Botanical Floral 1 PreCut Set
HCPC 3406 Botanical Floral 2 Pre Cut Set
HCD 718- Decorative Chateau Gate
HCD 701 Posy Patch
Rose Creations Shapabilities
Fancy Tags Shapeabilities

Other:  Cuttlebug Plus Embossing Folder Brocade Window, Martha Stewart Iron Fence Punch, Martha Stewart Branch Punch, Sizzix Branch w/leaves die, Ranger Vintage Photo & Rusty Hinge  Distress Ink,  a’ la mode copper embossing powder, crystal stickles, recollection rhinestones, various green cardstock, white & black cardstock, designer paper.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog for the complete directions on how to assemble this card.  Thanks for visiting today.  I hope you find some inspiration to create a card of your own to have and to hold.  I have been working in my craft room and will have more to show this week.  Now that the holidays are over, I have more time to play!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Chateau Gate Collection

 Welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday.  Today is the reveal of the new Heartfelt Creations Chateau Gate Collection.

This Chateau Gate Collection is "magnificent" and the intricate detail in each of the designs is absolutely beautiful. This collection is very versatile and you will be able to create projects for the men in your life, invites, graduations, love, congrats and so many more! This collection features 9 PreCut Stamp Sets and one beautiful new exclusive Spellbinders die designed for Heartfelt Creations.
Leave a comment on the HC blog by January 17 to be eligible to win the entire release valued at $174.90. The winner will be announced on January 18 on the HC Blog.

 Here is a close up of the roses.

 These topiary is include in one of the accessories PreCut sets.

Below is a list of supplies used to make this card.  Please be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the fabulous creations from the design team and for more detailed instructions on how to create this card.  Thanks for visiting and I will see you tomorrow for another card made with this fabulous collection!

HCPC 3442 – Grand Portal PreCut Set
HCPC 3311 – Hope In The Lord PreCut Set
HCD 718- Decorative Chateau Gate Die
Product ID 472186 Spellbinders Rose Creations Shapebilities

Other:  Spellbinders Cross Collection Shapeabilities, Sizzix Sizzlits Architectural Accents,  Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page French Scroll, Martha Stewart Branch Punch, Cuttlebug embossing folder,Crystal Effects,  Martha Stewart luster glass microbeads: Clear, Crimper, Recollection Pearl Flourishes, Recollection Pearls, Crystal Stickles, Sheer Wired Ribbon, Black and White Cardstock,  K & Company Julianne double sided card stock.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Napkin Fold Card

Greetings everyone!  Today is Heartfelt Creations Wednesday and here is what I have been cooking up in my craft room to showcase Heartfelt Creations Stamps and Dies for this week.  While making this card, my son came out to see what I was doing.  He said "Mom, why don't you use some of that new paper you have instead of using that old worn out paper."   I said, "This is new paper, honey, I am trying to make it look old!"   ......hahahahaha  I doubled over laughing.  How many hours do we spend trying to make our paper look vintage, huh!!!  Guess I totally succeed with this one. 

Posy Patch Napkin Fold Card
Other:  Spellbinders Foliage Shapabilities, Martha Stewart Vintage Lace Punch Around the Page Set, Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive, Art Glitter Gala Glitz Brown, Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink, Rangers Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Diamond Stickles, Ribbon, Recollection Pearls, Cream colored Card stock and two sheets of double sided card stock (K & Company) use in this project.
 Be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations Blog for more information on how to make this card.  You can also find a tutorial for this card here.  The original idea and tutorial can be found here.
Hope you have a great week.  It is suppose to get down in the teens tonight-19 degrees to be exact.  That is so cold for Georgia.  We were in the 80's just last week!!!  See you soon!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Top 10 {Crafty} Creations for 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone.  Wishing you a Happy Healthy and Prosperous New Year!  Just visited a friends blog and thought I would join in the fun for my Top 10 {Crafty} Creations for 2011 with Give a Girl a Blog!  So here were my favorite creations in no particular order:
Blue Christmas Without You -  Created December 19, 2011

4 Draw Easel Valentine Tilda Card - Created February 12, 2011

3 Hearts - Created July 23, 2011

Christmas in the Country - Created October 12 2011

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas  -  Created November 23, 2011

Holly Greetings  -  Created October 12, 2011

Lara Ladybug  -  Created July 17, 2011

Snow Cozy  -  Created November 19, 2011

Teaparty Tuesday Back Door for Me  -  Created June 11, 2011

Tilda Twins at the Teaparty  -  Created April 27, 2011

Well there you have it.  Boy that was harder than I thought.  Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a very creative 2012!