Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Seven Years Ago!

Seven years ago I released my first two paper collections with Heartfelt Creations, I can not believe how fast time goes by when you are having fun! 

I joined the Heartfelt Creations' design team on October, 2010, by May, 2012 I was starting on the first designs for the Classic Editions Paper Collection as soon as I finished with Classic Editions I went straight into working on the Frosty Blanket collection.  We released these 2 paper collections at CHA Summer 2012 in Chicago, IL.  

From the beginning and to this day it's been such a joy to work with everyone at Heartfelt Creations, love the family atmosphere and love everyone at Heartfelt Creations, they are a wonderful company to work for.  Not to mention the fact that I get to do what I love, I get to draw and color all day long and then I get to play with the finished product.

Today, I am working on collection #88, which will release January 2020.  And no, I am not tired of my job, I love my job, I love the whole process of designing and playing with images and color to create beautiful products for all our crafting family.  

Thank you Heartfelt Creations for giving me the opportunity to share my love for art through your products and I am looking forward to a wonderful future together.


Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Happy Birthday Masculine Tag

Hi friends, sharing a masculine birthday tag I made with Heartfelt Creations' designer paper and dies. I created the mesh paper with the center diamond die from the Lacy Diamond Die set, colored with some distress and distress oxide inks.
Thank you for your visit.


Size:  4” x 6"
Heartfelt Creations and Supplies Carried by HC
HCDP1-248 All Geared Up Paper Collection (Retired)

Inks:  Distress ink (gathered twigs), Distress Oxide (gathered twigs, peacock feathers
Accessories:  Tim Holtz 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder (Mechanics), metallic mini circle brads, Jute string, foam dots

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Puppy Bath Time Card

Hi friends, I have a quick, clean and simple masculine card featuring the Pampered Pooch collection from Heartfelt Creations, sadly this collection is already retired but I love working with these adorable doggy images.
Thank you for your visit.


Size:  5” x 6 1/2"
Heartfelt Creations and Supplies Carried by HC
HCDP1-272 Pampered Pooch Paper Collection (Retired)

Inks:  Distress Ink (ground espresso)
Paper:  Cardstock (White)
Accessories:  Twine, button, Diamond Glaze

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Happy Camper Shadowbox

Hi friends, I have been playing with the Happy Camper Collection from Heartfelt Creations and had so much fun creating this little shadow box scene.  
Thank you for your visit.


Size:  6 1/4” x 6 1/4”
Heartfelt Creations and Supplies Carried by HC

Inks:  Distress ink (twisted citron, evergreen bough, mowed lawn), Ranger Archival Ink (Chrome Yellow)
Image Colored With:  Prismacolor Color Pencils (Blue Lake, Ultramarine, Blush Pink, Peach, Orange, Lemon Yellow, Hot Pink, Crimson Red, Cool Grey 30%, Black, Burnt Ochre, Terra Cotta, Non-Photo Blue, Light Aqua, Apple Green), OMS Uni-ball Signo White pen 
Paper:  Bazzill Cardstock (Green), AW Curious Iridescent Cryogen White 89lb. Cardstock

For more tips on creating with the Happy Camper collection watch the tutorial at:  https://youtu.be/FpXtNYGV-3Y

For more tips on creating with the Shadowboxes watch the tutorial:

Instructions:  Finished size of shadow box is 6 1/4” x 6 1/4”.  Take shadow box base and cut teal patterned paper panels to fit the sides and front as pictured, glue to base.  Cut a scene panel for the inside background of shadowbox, add some glue to top edge of panel and glue to base.  Cut 3 pieces from green cardstock with border dies from Fleur Border set (these pieces will make the little mountains in the scene), shade with green ink and glue to the 3 flaps on the shadowbox base.

Stamp the following images on white cardstock with black ink, 2-campers, yard table-umbrella set, planters, scooter, drink bucket, fire pit, flower border, dog, birds, welcome signs.  Stamp several of the fences, flower plants, flag banners.  Cut all pieces with coordinating dies, color all images with color pencils.

Stamp all flowers and leaves on Deluxe Flower Shaping paper with the following inks - Floral Fashionista flowers with pink ink, Cherry Blossom flowers with yellow ink, leaves with Olive green ink.  Cut with coordinating dies, shade flowers with same colors as stamped.  Shade leaves with mowed lawn and twisted citron distress inks.  Shape all flowers and leaves with coordinating 3D shaping molds, finish off shaping with Flower shaping kit.  Add flower stamens to all your flowers.

Create a scene with all your images, glue them to the 3 layers on your shadowbox base, for some of the images I used small foam dots to give them more dimension.  Close shadow box and secure flaps with glue, add a panel of patterned paper to back of shadow box.

Glue banner flags, flower border to front of shadow box, create an arrangement with the flowers and leaves on either side of the banners as pictured.  Glue 2 little birds as pictured.  Add a touch of glitter to flowers.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

New Happy Camper Collection

There’s absolutely no better way to spend the lazy, hazy, dog days of summer than packing up the camper and heading out onto the open road for a weekend adventure! Whether parked in a secluded campsite among the towering pines, or hunkered down in a modern camping resort, spending time in your home on wheels always guarantees fantastic memories made, and time to slow down and unwind. Soaking up the sun, splashing in the lake, and then heading back to warm up around the campfire and enjoy a chocolatey s’more while the stars come out and flickering fire flies dance through the trees…this is life at its finest! Join us as we celebrate grand traveling adventures with the new Happy Camper Collection from Heartfelt Creations! Wind your way through a fun filled decorative paper collection showcasing picturesque scenes of playful campsites featuring whimsical camper trailers, exciting sentiments, and cheerful florals! Relax and kick up your feet as you soak in the happy colors of grass like greens, sunny yellows, rustic reds, playful pinks and sky blues, along with enchanting patterns including colorful banners, bright polka dots and pleasing plaids! An adorable assembling of cling stamp sets, along with coordinating dies, allow for designing and creating a multitude of adventurous scenes and settings perfect for the summer season! With two adorable camper trailers, an assortment of camping themed accessories such as stringed lights, playful party banners, a charming patio set, as well as a campfire and your favorite fur baby, the design possibilities for handmade greeting cards, scrapbook layouts and altered art projects are endless, allowing you to dream up the perfect happy place to escape to! So, come along with us as we hit the trails, set up camp and take time to slow down and enjoy the simple things in life with the new Happy Camper Collection….no bug spray required!

This collection is perfect for those masculine cards and I have put together a Father's Day card featuring one of the card panels.  Don't you love the beautiful scene and bright happy colors :)
Thank you for your visit.


Size:  5 1/2” x 7”
Heartfelt Creations and Supplies Carried by HC

Inks:  VersaMark Watermark ink, Distress ink (festive berries, evergreen bough)
Paper:  Bazzill Cardstock (white)
Accessories:  Ranger White Embossing powder, white round mini brads, foam dots