Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Hibiscus Bouquet

Hi friends, today I'm sharing a card I made for Mother's Day with Under the Sea collection from Heartfelt Creations.  
I stamped the hibiscus bouquet on watercolor paper with VersaMark ink and heat embossed the image with white detail embossing powder and colored with Kuretake watercolors.  I stamped the image twice and glued with foam dots for dimension.
Thank you for your visit.


Size:  6” x 6"
Heartfelt Creations and Supplies Carried by HC

Heartfelt Creations’ Create and Craft Exclusive

Inks:  VersaMark watermark ink, distress ink (mermaid lagoon, abandoned coral)
Image Colored With:  Kuretake watercolors
Paper:  Bazzill Cardstock (White), Canson 140lb. cold press watercolor paper
Accessories:  Spellbinders (Heirloom Oval), May Arts white ribbon, Ranger clear super fine detail embossing powder, adhesive rhinestones, white lace trim, metal flower, MISTI, foam dots

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

New Under the Sea Collection from Heartfelt Creations

Hi friends, I'm so excited to share with you our newest collection from Heartfelt Creations.  I had so much fun designing the paper for this collection and I hope you have lots of fun creating your cards and projects.

Take a walk along the edge of the deep blue sea, feel the warm sand between your toes and breathe in the salty air.  Balmy breezes tousle your hair and toy with the exotic hibiscus flower behind your ear as you stoop to snatch a lustrous seashell that has been swept onto the beach with the incoming tide. Cares and worries melt away because life really is better at the seaside.  The cool, crystal clear water lapping at the shoreline beckons you and you cannot resist the sudden urge to dive right in.  Before you know it you have been submerged into a magical underwater world where you find yourself settling on a jagged reef surrounded with burnished coral, glassy seashells and mystical sea creatures more beautiful than your imagination could ever conjure.  A peek behind the coral and waltzing seaweed finds you nose to nose with a school of fish gliding every so gently with their long, graceful flowing tails and glistening scales decorated with an abundance of shimmering and alluring colors.  Delicate sea horses and magnificent jelly fish dart and flit among the dancing aquatic plant life as to entertain you with a glorious underwater show being performed just for you.  Welcome to “Under the Sea”, the newest collection by Heartfelt Creations.  This water themed assembling of magnificent papers, stamps and dies will have you creating ravishing underwater scenes perfect for documenting your seaside vacations, ocean themed altered art pieces or salt water card creations.   The tranquil color palette of calming blues, greens and teals, paired with golden yellows, subtle shades of pinks, purples, corals and reds are sure to soothe your soul.  Creating projects with a tropical flair that will “make a splash” has been made simple with decorative papers boasting mesmerizing patterns of sea shells, florals, delicate swirls and alluring hibiscus blossoms.  The intricate, detailed stamp illustrations of underwater sea creatures, glistening seashells, and exotic hibiscus flowers are sublime for shaping and creating dimensional elements adding a realistic touch to any underwater themed paper craft design.  We invite you to take the plunge and come along with us on an underwater adventure as we explore Under the Sea!

Here is the card I made with lots of goodies from this wonderful and colorful collection.
Thank you for your visit.


Size:  6” x 7 1/2”
Heartfelt Creations and Supplies Carried by HC

Inks:  Memento (Tuxedo black), Distress ink (lucky clover, abandoned coral, moved lawn)
Image Colored With:  Ranger Perfect Pearls (Biscotti, Mandarin, Mint, Forever Violet, Berry Twist, Kiwi, Forever Green, Turquoise, Forever Blue), Tombow markers (493, 905, 725)
Paper:  Cardstock (White), DCWV Cardstock (light teal), Canson 140lb. cold press watercolor paper
Accessories:  Taylored Expressions Sequins (Double the Fun Boy), foam dots, MISTI

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84Re1-gaq1o for shaping tips and techniques on the hibiscus flowers and leaves.

Finished card size is 6” x 7 1/2”.  Make card base with light teal cardstock.  Cut several blocks from patterned paper with dies from the Cut Mat Create sets, ink edges with distress inks.  Glue to base of card with foam dots.  Stamp hibiscus flowers, leaves and vines on white cardstock with black ink, cut with coordinating dies, color with distress inks and shape.  Stamp fish and shells on watercolor cardstock with black ink, cut with coordinating dies, color with Perfect Pearls and Tombow markers.  Glue flowers, leaves and vines as pictured.  Glue fish, seahorse and shells with foam dots.  Glue sequins.  Add glitter to flowers, fish and background images on patterned paper.  Add mini prills to stamens of flowers.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Best Wishes

Hi friends, today I'm sharing a card I designed with the Blazing Poppy collection from Heartfelt Creations for one of my classes last year.

Thank you for your visit.


Size:  Folded 3 1/4” x 4 3/8” (open 3 1/4” x 12”)
Heartfelt Creations and Supplies Carried by HC
HCD1-716 Layered Elegant Swirl Die Set (Retired)
HCD1-739 Banner and Trees Die Set (Retired)

Inks:  Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black), Distress ink (forest moss), Brilliance (Pearlescent Orange, Pearlescent Rust)
Paper:  Cardstock (Pale Green, Black, White)
Accessories:  Spellbinders (Standard Circles Large), Foam Dots, Mini Mister

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

21st. Birthday

Hi friends, here is my inspiration today.  A masculine birthday card with patterned paper from Heartfelt Creations.  
Thank you for your visit.


Size:  5 1/2” x 5 1/2”
Heartfelt Creations and Supplies Carried by HC
HCDP1-248 All Geared Up Paper Collection (Retired)

Inks:  Distress Ink (ground espresso)
Paper:  Cardstock (Kraft)
Accessories:  Liquid Pearls (Onyx pearl), Cuttlebug Embossing folder (Happy Birthday), Golden Fluid Acrylics paint (Micaceous Iron oxide), American Crafts Thickers (Shoe Box), foam dots

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Have a Sweet Day!

Hi everyone, this is a Valentine's day card I made for my daughter with papers from the Berry Cafe collection from Heartfelt Creations.
I started with a white flipfold insert.
I also used some vintage Valentine images I found in my crafty stash.
I cut the girl image from the patterned paper with the coordinating die and placed some punched hearts on the basket to cover the strawberries.
Thank you for your visit.


Size:  4 1/2” x 4 1/2”
Heartfelt Creations and Supplies Carried by HC 

Inks:  Distress ink (festive berries)
Paper:  Bazzill Cardstock (Red, pink)
Accessories:  White lace trim, K & Co. Valentine Ephemera Die-cut cardstock, Heart die cut, Mini heart punch, Art Glitter Pee Wee kit (Country Garden, Christmas), heart pins, lace heart, foam dots

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

New Berry Cafe collection from Heartfelt Creations

Warm breezes blow, busy bees buzz from blossom to blossom, and perfectly shaped, ripe berries beckon you as you catch a glimpse of them through the vines winding their way up the rickety old picket fence in the picture perfect garden patch.  Bring back fond memories of strawberry picking while the early morning dew still lingered on the vines with the new release by Heartfelt Creations.  The Berry Cafe Collection will have you reminiscing of filling pails until overflowing while playing the game of "two for me" and "one for the pail", which always led to the task taking a tad longer. Travel back in time to the days of your childhood where you shared your first strawberry milkshake, or float at the local ice cream parlor with that special someone you so adored. Filled with sweet illustrations of vining strawberries, adorable children, elegant blossoms, old fashioned strawberry stands as well as delicately patterned papers featuring eyelet prints, soft checks, ornate borders and delicious clusters of strawberries nestled among flowers, you are certain to find yourself warming in the berry patch and hankering for a cold strawberry treat. Happy hues of pinks, reds, yellows, blues and greens create a cheerful color palette that is sure to make your heart sing the songs of summer.  Five extraordinary cling stamp sets allow you to recreate all of the memories of strawberry picking and enjoying the fruit from the vine.  Color and shape your way to a lush and productive garden plot where blossoms and fruit abound, being careful to avoid the ever busy bees.  After all of the toiling and care, reap your rewards, head on over to the fruit stand where anxious passerby’s will be ready to invest in your delicious crop...and once the day is done, grab a friend and treat yourselves to that special strawberry flavored treat with a generous helping of whipped topping! We present to you the ideal collection to welcome summer!

And here is a tag I created featuring this collection.
Thank you for stopping by.


Size:  5 1/4” x 7 1/4”
Heartfelt Creations and Supplies Carried by HC

Inks:  Distress ink (wild honey, mowed lawn, fired brick)
Image Colored With:  Distress reinkers (festive berries, aged mahogany, spun sugar, mowed lawn, tumbled glass, broken china, gathered twigs, pumice stone, mustard seed), Distress markers (black soot, pumice stone, tumbled class, mowed lawn) Tombow marker (N15)
Paper:  Bazzill Cardstock (White, red), Canson 140lb. cold press watercolor paper
Accessories:  Spellbinders (A2 Tranquil Moments), #8 shipping manila tag, ribbon, adhesive pearls, large white grommet, foam dots

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Gyz56z9GnQ for shaping tips and techniques.

Finished size of tag is 5 1/4” x 7 1/4”.  Start with a #8 manila tag, ink edges with red distress ink.  Cut a piece of patterned paper slightly smaller than the tag, ink edges with green ink.  Cut a decorative border from red cardstock with die, glue to edge of tag and trim as pictured.  Cut a decorative oval frame from white cardstock, split in half, glue to tag as pictured, glue patterned paper to tag.  Punch hole and attach grommet.  Stamp fruit stand image twice on watercolor paper with black ink, base image color everything with reinkers and water brushes, second image color only large sign, potted plant, small sign and canopy, cut image with scissors and craft knife, adhere the four pieces with foam dots to base image for dimension.  Adhere fruit stand image to tag with foam dots.  Cut sentiment from patterned paper, ink edges with red distress ink, mat with white and red cardstock and decorate with a spellbinders die cut, glue with foam dots.  Cut a strawberry vine with coordinating die from the patterned paper, shape slightly and glue as pictured.  Stamp berry blossoms on white cardstock with black ink, cut with coordinating die, color centers with mustard seed distress ink, shape with flower shaping kit, glue 4 flowers to tag as pictured.  Add glitter to petals of flowers and some of the images.  Add mini prills to center of flowers.  Add ribbon bow to tag.  Add adhesive pearls to border.