Be Joyful

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in EVERYTHING by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the PEACE OF GOD, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7

These are verses I memorized years ago and they are written on my heart. There are times when I still need to remember not to be anxious, but I eventually listen to my heart saying these verses. I didn't really understand what the "peace of God" was until I experienced it. It's having peace inside you, even when you're going through heartbreaking situations and trials. It does "surpass ALL understanding" and you know it comes from GOD alone. Praise the Lord for His wonderful promises!


I love, love, love what I do. I am passionate about the things I create and the talents God has placed in me. I SO appreciate the time you take to look at my things and the comments you all leave me!

Blessings to you!

Kathy

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Berry Sweet Card


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for some Heartfelt Creations inspiration! This week I have another card using the Berry Cafe Collection!



I used the designer paper for the mat and stamped the sentiment directly on it. The flower and bee image is from the Sweet As Honey Set that I stamped twice, once for the flower and bee and again for just the bee. These were colored with pencils and mineral spirits and die cut each with a matching die. They are each "popped" on to the mat and I added some Lemon Chiffon Prills to the flower center.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week. Also, this week we say goodbye to 4 of our designers and we welcome 10 new designers to the team.

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #228 - #229 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Berry Sweet Card

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3735 - Sweet As Honey Cling
HCPC 3689 - Berries and Peaches Cling
HCD1-795 - Sweet As Honey Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other products: Papers: Neenah Solar White, Recollections White, Bazzills Ruby Slipper; Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, Shabby Shutters Distress; Accessories: green silk ribbon, Bow-Easy Tool, pearl floss, glue dots, Scotch Mounting Tape, distressing tool, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Sand, Goldenrod, Jasmine, White, 10% Cool Grey, Prussian Green, Dark Green

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/4". Cut Ruby Slipper 8 1/2" x 5 1/4", score at 4 1/4" and fold crease to make card base. Cut white cardstock 4" x 5" and distress edges. Cut card panel (pictured) from designer paper, stamp sentiment on lower right with Onyx Black, ink edges with Shabby Shutters and glue to white mat. Add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Stamp flower and bee image twice on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink. Color entire image on one and the bee only on the second image using pencils and minerals spirits. Die cut with matching dies and add to upper right corner of card using Scotch Mounting Tape. Add bee over image with Scotch Mounting Tape. Add Lemon Chiffon Prills to flower center using Art Institute Glue.

Make multi-loop bow and add as pictured using glue dots. Thread pearl floss in button and add button to bow center with glue dots.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Berry Sweet Basket


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little Heartfelt Creations inspiration! This week I have a cute basket made with the Berry Cafe Collection!





I wish pictures would do this justice! The contrast of the red and white with the designer papers is so beautiful in real life! If you click on the photo, you can get a closer view of the basket.

I've had this basket tutorial pinned for quite a while and have been wanting to try this out. I thought it would be perfect with the Berry Cafe Collection of berries and flowers.

Here's a slightly different view of the basket where you can see the inside a little bit.




The base of the basket is made with Ruby Slipper cardstock and decorated with white cardstock and the Berry Cafe Paper Collection. I love this little basket and it really wasn't too hard to put together once I figured out the measurements from metric. These would make really cute gift baskets, especially for Mother's Day coming up!

The tutorial I used can be found here on Wenche Wold's Blog. Thank you Wenche for sharing your tutorial!

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #228-#229 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #191 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #291 - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Berry Sweet Basket

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3731 - Berry Blossoms Cling
HCD1-793 - Berry Blossoms Die
HCDP1-265 - Berry Cafe Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other products: Papers: Neenah Solar White, Recollections White, Bazzills Ruby Slipper; Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, Shabby Shutters Distress; Accessories: Lace, red trim, 1/4" and 1/8" Scor-Tape, Arrow Border Punch (EK Success), ribbon, Scotch Mounting Tape, Bow-Easy Tool, water spritzer

Instructions: Basket measures 4" x 4" and is 8 1/2" high including handle. I used this http://wenchespapirverden.blogspot.com/2013/05/tutorial.html tutorial to make this basket. I converted the measurements from her metric ones to the following: cut Ruby Slipper 12" x 12", score at 4" and 8", turn and repeat scoring. Follow her instructions for cutting the flaps on each side.

Cut the large (12" x 12") designer paper sheet (pictured) as follows: 5 - 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" and 2 - 7/8" x 12". Cut the 2 small (6" x 6") designer paper sheets of the same design as follows: 12 - 7/8" x 4 1/8". Ink all edges of designer papers with Shabby Shutters.

Cut white cardstock as follows: 12 - 1 3/4" x 4 1/8" and 1 - 1 3/4" x 12". Punch all long edges of the white pieces with the edge punch on both sides. (Note: the width of these pieces will depend on the edge punch you use as stated in her tutorial. The punch I used needed to be 1 3/4" wide in order to be 1 1/4" wide after punching. You will need to test this out on scrap paper in order to get the fit you want for your edge punch.)

Glue the 5 designer paper squares to the inside of the basket leaving two top, center sides unglued to insert the handles in. Glue the white and designer paper strips together centering them.

Follow the tutorial instructions for adhering the short strips to the outside of the basket sides. Assemble the basket and adhere together using Scor-Tape. Finish adhering the strips on outside of basket per the tutorial. Add handle with Scor-Tape inserting in unglued space between the designer paper and basket side. Add lace and trim on top edge of basket using Scor-Tape. Cut Ruby Slipper cardstock 3/8" wide and add to bottom of basket using 1/8" Scor-Tape to give the basket a finished look on the bottom. Make 2 multi-loop bows with red gingham ribbon and add to base of handle on each side using glues dots.

Stamp Berry Blossom Cling on Solar White with Black Onyx stamping off the color on scrap paper first to get a softer shade of black. Select two small blooms, spritz lightly with water on backs and shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Once dry, add Heart of Gold Prills to centers using Art Institute Glue. Glue to bow centers once dry using glue dots.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Berry Sweet - Berry Cafe Collection


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the new release of the Berry Cafe Collection!

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!

I just love this sweet collection! Some adorable images of little girls and boy, ice cream, strawberries - perfect collection for summer!

Here is my card for today!




I used the Berry Cafe Paper Collection and one of the Cut Mat Create Dies to create the "frame" for the card. The images are from 3 different stamps sets that I colored with pencils and mineral spirits. I love this combination of red, pink and light aqua, so cheery looking!

The flowers, strawberry swirls, sentiment ticket and the cute little girl are all cut with matching dies...makes things so much easier and fun to create with! The little flower spray on the top right corner was fussy cut and added...I didn't have the right color embellishments so I decided to do this instead!

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the beautiful work by the designers this week! Also, Emma Lou has a wonderful video for you using this collection showing you a quick and easy coloring technique using inks, sponge daubers and the Dove Blender Pen.

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #226 - 227 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Berry Sweet

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3731 - Berry Blossoms Cling
HCPC 3732 - Blooming Berries Cling
HCPC 3734 - Berry Cafe Cling
HCD1-793 - Berry Blossoms Die
HCD1-794 - Berry Cafe Die
HCD1-745 - Luggage & Tags Die
HCD1-751 - Cut Mat Create 2A Die
HCDP1 265 - Berry Cafe Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other products: Papers: Neenah Solar White, Stampin Up Real Red; Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMagic Turquoise Gem; Accessories: Scotch Mounting Tape, Scor-Tape 1/8", scissors, make-up applicators, Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Diamond Stickles, paper stumps, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Deco Aqua, Light Aqua, Prussian Green, Dark Green, Crimson Red, Scarlet Red, Poppy Red, Tuscan Red, Black, Cream, Light Peach, Pink Rose, Beige Sienna, Deco Pink, Blush Pink, Light Umber, Espresso, Sepia, White, Cool Grey 10%, Chocolate

Instructions: Card measures 5 5/8" x 5 5/8". Cut Real Red Card Stock twice at 5 5/8" x 5 5/8". Score on one side of one piece at 1/4", add Scor-Tape above score line and adhere two pieces together to create card base. Cut card panel pictured from designer paper, trim off green edges and die cut center using Cut Mat Create Large Rounded Square Die. Ink all edges with Turquoise Gem and place aside.

Stamp the following images with Onyx Black Ink on Solar White: girl and strawberry stand (Berry Cafe Cling), strawberries (Blooming Berries Cling), flowers and small corner flowers (Berry Blossoms Cling). Color all images with pencils using paper stumps and mineral spirits. Die cut girl, strawberries and flowers with matching dies. Fussy cut small corner flowers. Trim down strawberry stand image so that it fits in "window" created with card panel and adhere together with Scotch Mounting Tape. Add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape. Add girl, strawberries and corner flowers to card as pictured using Art Institute Glue. Shape 5 of the flowers with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and glue to strawberries as pictured using Art Institute Glue. Add Lemon Chiffon Prills to all flower centers using Art Institute Glue. Die cut ticket sentiment from designer paper using Luggage & Tags Die. Ink edges with Turquoise Gem Ink. Shape slightly with fingers and add to card as pictured using doubled Scotch Mounting Tape in center and Art Institute Glue on the ends. Embellish with Diamond Stickles as desired.


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Leaping Frogs


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little inspiration with Heartfelt Creations! Today I have another cute card using Heartfelt Creations' Winking Frog Collection of stamps, dies and designer papers.




This was a super easy card to put together once the coloring of the frogs was done. I stamped the frogs on white cardstock, colored them with pencils and mineral spirits and cut them with the matching die. I then stamped the sentiment on white cardstock, popped the frogs on the bottom and added it to a card base matted with one of the card panels from the designer papers. So easy to put together!

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the beautiful projects by the designers this week! Emma Lou also has a new video tutorial for you on how to make paper floral corsages.

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #222-223 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Blessings!

Kathy


Leaping Frogs Together

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3729 - Leaping Frogs Cling
HCD1-792 - Leaping Frogs Die
HCPC1 264 - Winking Frog Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal

159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other products: Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Old Olive (Stampin Up); Inks: Onyx Black (VersaFile), Oasis Green (VersaMagic); Accessories: Adhesive pearls, Scotch Mounting Tape, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Prussian Green, Black, Olive Green, Jade Green, Celadon Green, Slate Grey, Marine Green, Dark Green, Kelp Green

Instructions: Card measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". Make card base by cutting Old Olive 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" and fold. Cut card panel (pictured) from designer paper, ink edges with Oasis Green and add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Cut Solar White paper 3 1/8" x 4 1/2", stamp sentiment on top center and glue to mat on card.

Stamp frog image on Solar White with Onyx Black and color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Die cut with matching die and add to bottom of card as shown using Scotch Mounting Tape. Add adhesive pearls.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Leaping Frog Hanging


Happy Wednesday!

I have another Winking Frog Collection project for you today! This week I have this cute frog hanging onto a lily pad like an umbrella. This would be a perfect card to send someone to cheer them up!



The frog image is from the Froggy Hangout set that I colored with pencils and mineral spirits and used the matching die to cut it out. I then stamped the image and sentiment together on white cardstock, colored the raindrops and popped the first image over the uncolored one. The "frame" was made using one of the card panels from the designer papers that I cut the center from with Cut Mat Create 1A Die.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the cute and springy cards the designers have for you!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #222-223 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #136 - Show Me the Green 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Blessings!

Kathy


Leaping Frog Hanging

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3730 - Froggy Hangout Cling
HCPC 3725 - Water Lily Cling
HCPC 3715 - You're A Hoot Cling
HCD1-792 - Leaping Frog Die
HCD1-790 - Water Lily Die
HCD1-749 - Cut Mat Create 1A Die
HCPC1 264 - Winking Frog Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear

Other products: Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (Recollections); Inks: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Peeled Paint Distress, Baja Blue (Quick Quotes); Accessories: Moss Jute String, Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Scotch Mounting Tape, glue dots, Aleene's Fast Grab Glue, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Moss Green, Green Ochre, Light Aqua, Olive Green, Black, Pale Sage, Deco Pink, Hot Pink

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Make white card base by cutting 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/4" and fold. Cut a mat from medium green designer paper 4 1/16" x 5 5/16", ink edges with Peeled Paint and glue to base. To create frame, cut card front (pictured) from designer paper, die cut center image with Cut Mat Create 1A Medium Rounded Rectangle, ink edges with Baja Blue Ink and set aside.

Stamp frog image on Solar White with Onyx Black and color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Cut a piece of Solar White paper 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" and stamp sentiment and frog image as pictured so that it appears through frame created with card front. Color raindrops on image with pencils. Add frame over frog image using Scotch Mounting Tape and glue to card base. Add colored frog image to uncolored image using Scotch Mounting Tape.

Make 3-loop bow using string and Bow-Easy Tool. Add as pictured using glue dots. For flower, stamp small flowers from Water Lily Cling Set on Solar White with Onyx Black. Color two different flowers with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, glue together and add to bow center using Aleene's Fast Grab Glue. Add Heart of Gold Prills to flower center using Art Institute Glue.


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Flirting Frogs


Happy Wednesday!

It's the second Wednesday of the month which means it's time for the new release from Heartfelt Creations! This month we have the Winking Frog Collection of stamps, dies and designer papers!

Don your rubber boots, grab your field glasses and come along as we set out to explore picturesque marshes filled with dazzling water florals, glistening dragonflies, miniature forests of cattails and flourishing crops of toadstools! Walk softly and be aware of your surroundings at all times as the delightful gems we seek are not always easily seen and blend in with their surroundings perfectly. Pause and listen carefully as the only clues we have to follow, leading us to our destination are the soft and throaty croaks filling the cool evening air. Follow the quick flickering of the lightning bugs as dusk begins to fall, being careful to not be seen in their shadows. Now...grab your field glasses...we've discovered the habitat we've been so curious about! Through your field glasses you see them...you have a front row seat to witness their fun and frolic, entertaining antics and flirtatious ways, and can only hope to eventually be invited in to make their acquaintances and join in the laughter and merriment! Come along side Heartfelt Creations as we discover and reveal the amusing and spirited "Winking Frog" Collection. Vintage inspired illustrations will bring back memories of classic childhood story books, quick witted sentiments will add a touch of fun, and the serene and calming color palette of the collection is sure to speak to the heart of everyone who ventures here. The invitation has been sent to join in on the high jinks, so now it's your turn to dive in...try your hand at creating beautiful water florals, hop from lily pad to lily pad on handsome decorative paper, play hide and seek with glorious die cuts and with the little polliwogs among the weeds and cattails....now aren't you glad you listened and wore your rubber boots!

This week I have a fairly clean and simple card to show you.




I used the Flirting Frogs Cling Set for the image and stamped an extra image for the frogs only to be "popped" on top of the first image. These were colored with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. I matted this with Real Red cardstock and popped it on a piece of green designer paper from the collection. I then popped this on to a white card base.

The tag is from the designer papers and cut with a matching die from the Luggage & Tags Die.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week! Emma Lou also has a video for you showing you how to make the water lilies with the collection.

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #221 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Flirting Frogs

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3727 - Flirting Frogs Cling
HCD1-791 - Flirting Frogs Die
HCD - 745 - Luggage & Tags Die
HCDP 264 - Winking Frogs Paper Collection
SMP001 - Stamp Mat Pad
Art Institute Glue
368770 - Scor-Pal

Other products: Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (Recollections), Real Red (Stampin Up); Inks: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Peeled Paint Distress; Accessories: buttons, red twine, Bow-Easy Tool, Scotch Mounting Tape, glue dots, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Olive Green, Deco Pink, Cream, Marine Green, Black, Sepia, Espresso, Ginger Root, Sandbar Brown, Hot Pink, Light Aqua, Crimson Red, Crimson Lake, Tuscan Red, Pale Sage, Moss Green

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/4" x 5". Cut white cardstock 8 1/2" x 5", score at 4 1/4" and fold to make card base. Cut medium green designer paper 3 7/8" x 4 5/8", ink edges with Peeled Paint and add to base with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Cut Solar White cardstock 3 1/4" x 4" and stamp frog and mushroom image with Onyx Black. Color everything except frogs with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Stamp image again on another piece of Solar White and color the frogs only. Die cut frogs with matching die and add over image using Scotch Mounting Tape. Mat image with Real Red cardstock cut 4 3/16" x 3 7/16".

Die cut 'With Love' tag from the paper collection using the Luggage & Tags Die. Ink edges with Peeled Paint, curl tag with fingers slightly and add as pictured using Scotch Mounting Tape.

Make a multi-loop bow with red twine and Bow-Easy Tool and add as pictured using glue dots. Thread heart button with red twine and add to bow center using glue dot. Add mini red button with glue dots to top right.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Sunrise Lily Wishes


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little Heartfelt Creations inspiration!  Today I have a fairly easy card for you, once again using the Sunrise Lily Collection.




The mat/frame is from the Sunrise Lily Paper Collection which I created by die cutting the center using the Cut Mat Create 2B Die. I stamped this beautiful inspirational verse from the Sunrise Lily Wishes Set on white cardstock to place behind the frame opening.

The flowers are from the Sunrise Lily Swirls Set that I colored with pencils and mineral spirits, then die cut with the matching Sunrise Lily Swirls Die. I used Heart of Gold Prills for the flower centers and adhesive pearls to embellish the card.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week! Emma Lou has also announced the Design Team Semi-Finalists!!!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #220 - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Sunrise Lily Wishes

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3722 - Sunrise Lily Swirls Cling
HCPC 3721 - Sunrise Lily Wishes Cling
HCD1-788 - Sunrise Lily Swirl Die
HCD1-752 - Cut Mat Create 2B
HCDP1-263 - Sunrise Lily Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other products: Papers: Solar White (Neenah), White (Recollections), Green Jewel (The Paper Studio); Inks: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Peeled Paint Distress; Accessories: adhesive pearls, Scotch Mounting Tape, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Salmon Pink, Pale Vermillion, Mahogany Red, Sand, Kelp Green, Marine Green

Instructions: Card measures 5 1/4" square. Cut Green Jewel cardstock 10 1/2" x 5 1/4", score at 5 1/4" and fold to create card base. Cut card panel pictured from designer paper and die cut center using the large rounded square from the Cut Mat Create 2B Die. Ink inside and outside edges with Peeled Paint Ink. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock and trim down to fit behind card panel frame as pictured. Add sentiment to card panel frame using Scotch Mounting Tape and then add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Stamp Sunrise Lily Swirl on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink. Color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Die cut with matching Sunrise Lily Swirl Die. Add as pictured using Scotch Mounting Tape. Add Heart of Gold Prills to flower centers using Art Institute Glue. Add adhesive pearls.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Beautiful Sunrise Lilies


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for me to share another creation using the Sunrise Lily Collection! This week I have a fairly clean and simple card for you using lots of white which is a style I really like!




I love this Eyelet Oval Die and think it showcases the beautiful lily swirl images perfectly. The images were colored with pencils and mineral spirits and then cut with their matching dies. The sentiment is stamped directly on the oval and then the lily swirls were "popped" on the oval around it.

There is lots more inspiration on the Heartfelt Creations Blog this week so be sure to take a look!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #220 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #281 - Layer It Up

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Beautiful Sunrise Lilies

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3722 - Sunrise Lily Swirls Cling
HCPC 3474 - Heartfelt Expressions Cling
HCD1-788 - Sunrise Lily Swirl Die
HCD1-776 - Eyelet Oval Die
368770 - Scor-Pals
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other products: Papers: Solar White (Neenah), White (Recollections); Inks: Onyx Black (VersaFine); Accessories: Pirouette Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Bow-Easy Tool, 1/4" White silk ribbon (May Arts), spacer bead, adhesive pearls, Scor-Tape, Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue, Scotch Mounting Tape, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Salmon Pink, Pale Vermillion, Mahogany Red, Kelp Green, Marine Green, Sand

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/2" x 6 1/4". Cut white cardstock 4 1/2" x 6 1/4" twice. Score one of these on the 4 1/2" side at 1/4" and add Scor-Tape above score line. Emboss the second piece with the Pirouette Embossing Folder. Adhere the 2 pieces together to create the card base. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock using Onyx Black Ink and die cut using Eyelet Oval Die so that the sentiment is positioned as pictured. Add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Stamp Sunrise Lily Swirls on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink. Color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Die cut with matching dies from the Sunrise Lily Swirls Die and add as pictured using Scotch Mounting Tape. Add Heart of Gold Prills to flower centers using Art Institute Glue.

Create a 9-loop bow using Bow-Easy Tool and white silk ribbon. Add to Eyelet Oval using Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue. Add spacer bead and adhesive pearl to bow using Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Sunrise Lily Bouquet


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the release of the new Sunrise Lily Collection! What a gorgeous floral collection this is!

Rich and regal in appearance, along with a divine fragrant beauty and ornamental trumpet shaped blossom makes the lily flower a well known garden variety and a sure sign that spring has sprung. Heartfelt Creations invites you to prepare to welcome the season of new beginnings, fresh starts and the bursting forth of nature with the new Sunrise Lily Collection. As the title of this assemblage suggests, it is filled with the romantic hues of a beautiful sunrise or sunset...glorious shades of pinks, oranges, and yellows which also reflect the stunning color palette of the lily blossoms as they appear in the gardens themselves. Ravishing shades of greens, creams and whites bring a crispness and a breath of fresh air just as the spring season itself. Patterned papers reveal regal ornamental iron like scroll work, dainty lace elements and lovely vintage like floral details. Beautiful imagery of lily filled vases, pretty flower adorned garden hats and luscious floral bouquets grace varying sized card panels, scrapbook layouts and embellishment tags, and are replicated in five sets of delicately detailed stamp illustrations. The crowning glory to the collection itself is the dimensional lily flower that will add a touch of reality to each of your springtime creations. So, chase away those winter blues brought on by old man winter, combat spring fever by filling your creative space with a touch of splendor as you begin creating with the Sunrise Lily Collection for the upcoming spring and Easter season.

Here is my first card using the new collection.



I used the Sunrise Lily Bouquet for the vase and flower bouquet and the Sunrise Lily Wishes for the pretty floral spray on the bottom. All were colored with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps, die cut with the matching dies and popped onto the card.

The background mat on the card is one of the card panels from the matching designer papers. I just love this paper and the beautiful colors! The images are popped onto a pink Eyelet Oval diecut with a white eyelet center and a light green designer paper for the solid center underneath it. Then I added some stickles to the images, Prills to the flower centers, some lace, a pretty silk bow, adhesive pearls and a button.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to the all the beautiful creations by the designers this week! Such a talented group of ladies!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #219 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #134 - Anything Goes With Ribbon or Trim

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Blessings!

Kathy


Sunrise Lily Bouquet

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3723 - Sunrise Lily Bouquet Cling
HCPC 3721 - Sunrise Lily Wishes Cling
HCD1-788 - Sunrise Lily Swirl Die
HCD1-789 - Sunrise Lily Bouquet Die
HCD1-776 - Eyelet Oval Die
HCDP1-263 - Sunrise Lily Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
DDOTS - Double Dots
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
359848 - Spellbinders Tool N' One

Other products:
Papers: Solar White (Neenah), White (Recollections), White Plum (The Paper Studio)
Inks: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Cameo Coral (Stampin Up)
Accessories: White trim, 1/4" White silk ribbon (May Arts), Bow-Easy Tool, adhesive pearls, button, Diamond Stickles, Scor-Tape, Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue, Scotch Mounting Tape, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Pink Rose, Nectar, Chestnut, Pale Sage, Kelp Green, French Greys 10,50, 70%, Cream

Instructions: Card measures 5 1/4" x 7 1/4". Cut white cardstock 5 1/4" x 7 1/4" twice. Score one of these on the 5 1/4" side at 1/4". Add Scor-Tape above score line and adhere the 2 pieces together to create the card base. Cut card panel from designer paper and ink edges with Cameo Coral Ink. Add trim across card panel, secure on back and add to card base with Double Dots. Die cut Eyelet Oval Die using White Plum cardstock, ink edges lightly with Cameo Coral and add to card using Scotch Mounting Tape. Die cut light green designer paper using the solid center from the Eyelet Oval Die. Die cut white cardstock using the eyelet center form the Eyelet Oval Die. Glue these two pieces together and add to card using Scotch Mounting Tape.

Stamp the flower bouquet and vase from the Sunrise Lily Bouquet Cling and the flowers from the Sunrise Lily Wishes Cling on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink. Color images with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Die cut with matching dies. Add as pictured using Scotch Mounting Tape and glue. Add Lemon Chiffon Prills to flower centers using Art Institute Glue. Add Diamond Stickles as desired over images. Make 9-loop bow with white silk ribbon using Bow-Easy Tool. Add to card using Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue. Add button to bow center using Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue. Add adhesive pearls.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Perched Pink Owl


Happy Wednesday!

It's that time again to share a little inspiration with you from Heartfelt Creations! This week I have another Sugar Hollow card for you.



I used one of the card fronts from the designer papers that had a little perched owl. I then added the same owl image popped over it that I had stamped, colored with pencils and mineral spirits and die cut with the matching die. (Ever seen a pink owl? Me neither:) I then added some flowers that I fussy cut from the designer papers to match the ones on the card front.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see what the design team has for you this week!

Also, if you are interested in becoming a designer for Heartfelt Creations, they are doing a design team call right now. Now's your chance to work with a wonderful company! You can see more about it here.

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #219  - Anything Goes/Family Friendly
Crafty Carmakers #156 - Punches and/or Dies
Really Reasonable Ribbon #133 - Show Me The Pink

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Pink Owl Perched

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3717 - It's Owl Good Cling
HCD1-785 - Sugar Hollow Tree Die
HCDP1-262 - Sugar Hollow Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other products: Papers: Solar White (Neenah), White (Recollections), Green Jewel (The Paper Studio); Inks: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Perfect Plumeria (VersaMagic); Accessories: Olive Burlap String (May Arts), Bow-Easy Tool, adhesive pearls, scissors, Scotch Mounting Tape, glue dots, Pebbles Shimmers Chalk, paper stumps, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Olive Green, Black, Espresso, French Greys 30, 50, 90%

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Make a top-fold card base with white cardstock by cutting white 4 1/4" x 11", score at 5 1/2" and fold. Cut Green Jewel cardstock at 4 1/16" x 5 5/16" and add to base with Scotch Mounting Tape. Cut card panel from designer paper (pictured), ink edges with Perfect Plumeria and glue to card. Stamp owl image on Solar White with Onyx Black, color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Die cut image with matching die. Shade white areas of owl with pink chalk. Add owl image over existing image on designer paper using Scotch Mounting Tape. Fussy cut various flowers from designer papers, ink edges with Perfect Plumeria, shape with Flower Shaping Kit and add as pictured, saving one flower for bow. Make multi-loop bow with string and Bow-Easy Tool. Add as pictured using glue dots. Add flower to bow center using glue dots. Add Lemon Chiffon Prills to flowers centers using Art Institute Glue. Add adhesive pearls as pictured.