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, June 24, 2015

Poppies and Butterflies - Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday!

Today I have another creation for you using the Blazing Poppy Collection!




I used Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel on Natural White card stock for the images. I colored them with chalk inks using make-up applicators for the flowers, leaves and butterflies and a blender pen for the filler image in the center. The flowers were shaped using Emma Lou's video technique you can see here.

Here is a little close up of the flowers for you.



Here's a close up of the larger butterfly.



Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week.

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #189 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Poppies and Butterflies

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3650 - Butterfly Medley Cling
HCPC 3678 - Blazing Poppy Fillers Cling
HCPC 3674 - Blazing Poppy Petals Cling
HCPC 3656 - Delightful Daisies Cling
HCD 759 - Butterfly Medley Die
HCD1 764 - Blazing Poppy Die
HCD1 760 - Delightful Daisy Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other Products:

Paper: Neenah Natural White, green (DCWV Neutrals Stack)
Inks: VersaMark, Red Brick, Hint of Pesto (VersaMagic)
Accessories: Ditsy Dots Embossing Folder (Tattered Lace), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (Stampin Up), Spellbinders Labels 28, Grand Calibur, Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), Blender Pen (Stampin Up), make-up applicators, orange stick, glue gun, water mister, Scotch Mounting Tape, glue gun, sanding block.

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/2" x 6". Cut Natural White 9" x 6", score at 4 1/2" and fold crease. Cut Natural White 4 5/16" x 5 13/16", emboss with Ditsy Dots folder, ink edges with Red Brick and add to card base using mounting tape. Cut green card stock using Labels 28 #6 die, sand edges with sanding block and glue to card. Die cut Natural White using Labels 28 #4 and #5 dies taped together to create a "frame". Emboss "frame" with Square Lattice folder, ink inside and outside edges with Red Brick and add to card using small pieces of mounting tape cut to fit. Take leftover center piece from creating "frame", stamp with filler image (Blazing Poppy Filler Cling) as pictured using VersaMark, then heat emboss with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel (AIEE). Add dots of color to image using Red Brick Ink and Blender Pen. Glue to card inside "frame".

On Natural White with VersaMark Ink, stamp 2 small leaves and 1 large leaf from Delightful Daisy Cling, heat emboss with AIEE, then color with Hint of Pesto Ink using make-up applicators. Spritz lightly on back with water, shape with fingers and let dry. On Natural White with VersaMark Ink, stamp Blazing Poppy Petals twice and heat emboss with AIEE. Color 4 small, 2 medium, 2 large flowers with Red Brick Ink using make-up applicators. (Apply color from center out, fading to outside edges.) Cut with Blazing Poppy Die. Spritz back of flowers and shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit using this video as a guide. Once dry, assemble as shown in video creating 1 large flower and 2 small ones. Glue down leaves and flowers as pictured using glue gun. Add Fuzzy Navel Prills to flower centers using Art Institute Glue.

On Natural White with VersaMark Ink, stamp Butterfly Medley Cling and heat emboss with AIEE. Color 2 butterflies (pictured) with Red Brick and Hint of Pesto Inks using make-up applicators. Die cut with match Butterfly Medley Die, spritz back of butterflies with water and shape using an orange stick by rolling wings over stick and then pressing stick down body center. Once dry, add to card as pictured using Art Institute Glue. Add Fuzzy Navel Prills to butterfly bodies using Art Institute Glue.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Blazing Poppy Collection - Heartfelt Creations


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the release of the Blazing Poppy Collection from Heartfelt Creations!


Has the humdrum of the daily grind sapped your energy and stunted your creative mojo? Rejuvenate your creativity with the saturated colors and resplendent artwork of the Blazing Poppies Collection of stamps, dies and designer papers from Heartfelt Creations. Escape to verdant fields where dancing poppies sway like ballerinas wearing dramatic hues of blush, coral, peach, scarlet and ebony. Let this glorious canvas of flowing script, heirloom lace, ornate flourishes, flower laden arbors, bold stripes and soft neutral backgrounds enliven your senses and awaken your inner Van Gogh. The Blazing Poppy stamp and die allows you to fashion bold, life-like poppies in every size and color. You'll design museum worthy backgrounds, card focals, layouts and home d├ęcor with the sumptuous stamps and paper collection. Create your own masterpiece, and spark your imagination with the amazing artistry and uncommon brilliance of Blazing Poppies.


This week I have a gate fold card for you using two of the new sets from the collection.




The main image is from the Blazing Poppy Vase Set that I colored with pencils and mineral spirits.

I covered the two front flaps with green designer paper that were stamped with the poppy corner and branch filler from the Blazing Poppy Fillers Set and colored with pencils. The sympathy sentiment is from an older stamp set, the Birds and Blooms Set.

Here's a little close up of the main image.



Here's a look inside the card using one of the beautiful designer papers from the collection that I trimmed down to fit the center section.



Make sure to visit the HC Blog to see the beautiful projects by the designers this week! Also, check out Emma Lou's new video show you flower making techniques using this new collection.

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #187 - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Blazing Poppy Sympathy Gate Fold Card

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3676 - Blazing Poppy Vase Cling
HCPC 3678 - Blazing Poppy Fillers Cling
HCPC 3617 - Birds and Blooms Cling
HCPC1-225 - Blazing Poppy Paper Collection
Stamp Mat Pad
Scor-Pal

Other Products:

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Recollections Black
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories: Bow-Easy Tool, Black Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), button, glue dots, Scotch Mounting Tape, paper stumps, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Kelp Green, Marine Green, Espresso, Black, Crimson Red, Scarlet Lake, Poppy Red.

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/2" x 6". Cut Black card stock 9" x 6", score at 2 1/4" and 6 3/4" and then fold creases to create a gate fold card. Using the 6" x6" green designer paper, cut 2 1/16" x 5 13/16" from the left side and again from the right side. On the left side piece, stamp the small poppy image (Blazing Poppy Fillers) on the bottom left corner and color with pencils. On the right side piece, stamp the branch filler (Blazing Popper Fillers) at an angle on top and color with pencils, then stamp the sentiment (Birds and Blooms) on the bottom. Ink edges of pieces with black ink and adhere to front flaps of card.

On Solar White with Only Black Ink, stamp the poppy image (Blazing Poppy Vase) and color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Trim image down to 3 1/8" x 3 1/2". Cut mat from salmon color designer paper to 3 5/16" x 3 11/16" and ink edges with black ink. Cut black mat measuring 3 1/2" x 3 7/8". Glue mats together and to image. Add to card using Scotch mounting tape under left flap side only. Make a 3-loop bow and add to bottom of image using glue dots. Add button with glue dots.

For inside of card: using the 6" x 6" salmon designer paper pictured, trim to 4 5/16" x 5 13/16", ink edges with black and adhere to middle section of card.


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Elegant Fuchsia Oval - Heartfelt Creations


Happy Wednesday!

Today I have a cream on cream card to share with you using the Cascading Fuchsia Collection of stamps and dies.




I love the look of the Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel on Natural White card stock when coloring with chalk inks. Such a soft and elegant look to it. Here's a little close-up of the fuchsias.




I used all Natural White card stock for everything except the pink/lavender mat in the background which is from the designer papers in the Cascading Fuchsia Collection.

To make the  fuchsia flowers, I used Emma Lou's video tutorial that you can see here.

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beauties by the designers this week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #185 - Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps and More #146 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Elegant Fuchsia Oval

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3668 - Cascading Fuchsia Cling
HCPC 3673 - Heartfelt Sentiments Cling
HCPC 3545 - Open Leaf Cling
HCD1 762 - Decorative Oval Die
HCD1 763 - Cascading Fuchsia Die
HCD1 750 - Cut Mat Create 1B
HCDP1 254 - Cascading Fuchsia Paper Collection
HCD 736 - Classic Leaf Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
DDOTS - Double Dots
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other Products: Paper: Natural White (Neenah); Ink: VersaMark, Purple Hydrangea, Tea Leaves (VersaMagic); Accessories: Bisque Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), Zing Brown Sugar Embossing Power (American Crafts), fibers (my stash), Bow-Easy Tool, heat tool, glue gun, distressing tool, make-up applicators, adhesive pearls (Recollections), Scotch Mounting Tape, glue dots, water mister.

Instructions: Card measures 4 7/8" x 6 3/8". Cut Natural White 6 3/8" x 9 3/4", score at 4 7/8" and fold crease. Cut pink/lavender designer paper 4 11/16" x 6 3/16", ink edges with Purple Hydrangea and glue to card base. Cut mat with Natural White 4 1/2" x 6", distress edges with tool, ink with Purple Hydrangea and add to card using Scotch Mounting Tape. Die cut Decorative Oval with Natural White and add to card using mounting tape cut into small pieces.

On Natural White with VersaMark Ink, stamp flowers (1 large, 2 medium, 3 small) and heat emboss with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel from underneath. Color flowers with Purple Hydrangea and Tea Leaves Chalk Inks using make-up applicators. Create flowers using the technique found here. Stamp and emboss leaves in the same manner using the Open Leaf Cling Set (1 5-leaf, 2 8-leaf, 2 9-leaf). Spritz back of leaves and shape with fingers. Arrange as pictured and glue in place using glue gun. Make multi-loop fiber bow using Bow-Easy Tool and glue as pictured with glue gun. Add adhesive pearls and Bisque Liquid Pearls.

Stamp sentiment on Natural White with VersaMark and heat emboss with Brown Sugar Embossing Powder. Die cut with arrow die from the Cut Mat Create 1B Die. Add as pictured using glue (left side) , mounting tape (right side) and Double Dots under the middle.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Fuchsia Cluster - Heartfelt Creations


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the release of the new Cascading Fuchsia Collection! What a beautiful collection this is too! For my card this week, I used the Fuchsia Cluster Cling Set.



I colored the image with pencils and mineral spirits and die cut it with Labels 28 using the "out of the box" technique so one of the leaves and the flower bud hang outside the die cut. Here's a little close up of the image for you so you can see the coloring and the bud and leaf extended outside the die cut.




I kept my design very clean and simple, but I'm happy with how it turned out and how you are too!

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see the gorgeous creations by the designers this week! Also check out the new video by Emma Lou showing you how to create the beautiful fuchsia flowers with the stamps and matching dies.

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #183 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #144 - CAS

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Fuchsia Cluster

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3671 - Fuchsia Cluster Cling
Stamp Mat Pad
Scor-Pal
Spellbinders Tool n One

Other Products: Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (Recollections), Bubble Gum (Worldwin); Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine); Accessories: Olive Wrinkled Ribbon, Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Labels 28, Decorative Labels 28 (Spellbinders), Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder (Stampin Up), half pearl, glue dots, Scotch Mounting Tape, wax paper, paper stumps, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Olive Green, Kelp Green, Marine Green, Processed Red, Mulberry, Raspberry, Violet, Dioxazine Purple Hue.

Instructions: Card measures 5 1/4" x 5 1/2". Make 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base with white card stock. Cut mat with Bubble Gum 4 1/16" x 5 5/16". Cut mat with white 3 7/8" x 5 1/8", emboss with folder and glue two mats together. Add mats to card base with mounting tape.

Stamp Fuchsia Cluster image on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink. Color image with pencils using mineral spirits and paper stumps. Cover image with wax paper (to protect image) and die cut with Labels 28 Die using the "outside the box" technique found here  (    )  so that the top right leaf and the flower bud on the bottom are outside the die cut edge. Cut Bubble Gum card stock with Decorative Labels 28 and add image with Mounting Tape. Add to card base as pictured using Mounting Tape. Make a 3-loop bow with ribbon and Bow-Easy Tool. Add to card as pictured using glue dots and add pearl to bow center with glue dots.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Teal Rose Fold Over Bookmark


Happy Wednesday!

I'm back today with a quick and easy gift you can create using Heartfelt Creations designer papers!



This is a Fold Over Bookmark that I found a tutorial for on Split Coast Stampers here. I made a bunch of these a couple of years ago for ladies in a Bible Study class I was in and they loved them! Very simple to make and you can decorate them any way you want! Perfect way to use up leftover pieces of designer papers too!

Make sure to visit the HC Blog to see the designers beautiful creations this week!

Next week is the release of the Cascading Fuchsia Collection! What a gorgeous collection it is! You can see a preview of it here.

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #182 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Teal Rose Fold Over Bookmark

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCDP1-253 - Everyday Heroes Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
Art Institute Glue Clear

Other Products: Paper: Black (Recollections); Ink: Midnight Confession (Quick Quotes); Crop-A-Dile, Platinum Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Black and Soapstone Seam Binding, Black Burlap String (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Baja Breeze Seam Binding (Stampin Up), fibers (my stash), Scor-Tape 1/4", metal charm, pop dot, Aleenes Fast Grab Tacky Glue.

Instructions: Bookmark measures 2" x 5 1/2". Follow "Fold Over Bookmark" instructions here. Cut black card stock 2" x 11", score at 5 1/2" and fold crease. Adhere top 1/2" of bookmark by adding 2 pieces of Scor-Tape to inside top. Using the 12" x 12" piece of designer paper with the teal roses in each corner, cut 1 7/8" x 5 3/8" from one of the corners. Ink edges with black ink and glue to bookmark. Make hole in top of bookmark with Crop-A-Dile and add various ribbons and fibers tying in a knot. Add charm using Black Burlap String and tie into a bow. Add this to top of ribbon knots using Aleenes Fast Grab Tacky Glue. Add pop dot under charm to keep in place.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Teal Botanical Roses - Heartfelt Creations


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little inspiration with Heartfelt Creations!  Today I have a card using the Everyday Heroes Paper Collection and Die along with the Botanical Rose stamp set.




I used all black card stock and the designer papers for the mats and flowers. The first mat is one of the card fronts from the papers and the second one is from the tags page of the designer papers. The sentiment and flowers were stamped on one of the light teal papers in the collection using black ink and heat embossing with clear embossing powder. (In looking at this now I wish I had added a little dark teal ink to the flower centers before adding the black microbeads, but it's too late now!)

I love this Everyday Heroes Die flourish frame! So beautiful in black against the light teal designer paper! I add this to the mat with pop dots, then added a pretty trim bow, Cut Mat Create leaf flourishes and the flowers arranged in the corner to frame the sentiment. The little spacer bead and black brad on the top center of the die cut adds a little finishing touch to accent the frame.

Here's a little close up of the flowers. Very simple flower shaping using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and water.




Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see the beautiful projects by the designers this week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #181 - Anything Goes Family Friendly

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings!

Kathy


Teal Botanical Roses

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3651 - Botanical Rose Cling
HCPC 3532 - Beautiful You Cling
HCD1 761 - Everyday Heroes Die
HCD 758 - Botanical Wings Die
HCD1 750 - Cut Mat Create Die
HCD1 751 - Cut Mat Create Die
HCDP1 253 - Everyday Heroes Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear

Other Products: Recollections black card stock, VersaFine Onyx Black Ink, Recollections Ebony Microbeads, Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, black trim, Bow-Easy Too, Recollections Detail Clear Embossing Powder, heat tool, black mini brad, silver spacer bead, water mister, Scotch Mounting Tape, Aleene's Paper Glaze, Fast Grab Tacky Glue.

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" using black card stock. Cut card front from paper collection, ink edges with black ink and glue to card base. Cut teal rectangle from paper collection that measures 3 1/8" x 4 3/8" (it has a globe in the corner) and ink edges with black. Cut mat for this using black card stock measuring 3 5/16" x 4 9/16", glue to rectangle and add to card using mounting tape. Die cut frame from Everyday Heroes Die using black card stock and add as pictured using Mounting Tape. Stamp sentiment from Beautiful You set on light teal designer paper with Onyx Black Ink and heat emboss with Detail Clear Embossing Powder. Die cut with Standard Circles Large Die and glue to black frame.

On light teal designer paper using Onyx Black Ink, stamp Botanical Rose flowers and heat emboss with Detail Clear Embossing Powder. Die cut flowers with Botanical Rose Die, spray back of flowers with water and shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Once dry, glue flowers together to form 3 different size flowers as pictured. Make a 3-loop bow with black trim using Bow-Easy Tool, then add to lower right with Fast Grab Tacky Glue. Add flowers as pictured using Art Institute Glue (AIG). Die cut 2 of the small leaf from the Cut Mat Create 2A Die and 1 of the small vines from the Cut Mat Create 1B Die. Add these under flowers as pictured using AIG. Glue the spacer bead to black frame as pictured using Aleene's Paper Glaze. Clip off the tines from the back of the brad and glue to spacer bead using Aleene's Paper Glaze.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Yellow Daisies Gift Set - Heartfelt Creations


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little inspiration from Heartfelt Creations! This week I have a card and gift bag set using yellow daisies.



I used the Delightful Daisies Set and matching die for the flowers. They were stamped with VersaMark on Natural White card stock and embossed with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel. I tried using the regular white card stock, but it was too bright. I like the way it came out on the Natural White much better even though I used white card stock for the rest.

The daisies and leaves were colored with Mango Madness and Tea Leaves chalk inks using make-up applicators. I used the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and a pencils to shape the flowers and leaves after spritzing the back with water. Once the flowers are dry, they retain their shape really well.

The sentiment on the card is from the Heartfelt Expressions Set. I used a thank you sentiment, but this would be great for a birthday or Mother's Day too.

Here's a separate picture of the card.



Here's a picture of the mini gift bag. I used a pre-made gift bag and decorated the front of it to match the card.




Here's a little close-up of the flowers on the card.




Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week! There are some fun projects there using the Everyday Hero Collection!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #179 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by to visit! I hope this gives you a little inspiration!

Blessings!

Kathy


Yellow Daisy Thank You

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3656 - Delightful Daisies Cling
HCPC 3474 - Heartfelt Expressions Cling
HCD 760 - Delightful Daisy Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear



Other Products: Paper: White (Recollections), Natural White (Neenah), yellow (DCWV Stack); Ink: VersaMark, Mango Madness, Tea Leaves (VersaMagic), Onyx Black (VersaFine); Accessories: Elegant Ovals (Spellbinders), Ditsy Dots Embossing Corner Folder (Tattered Lace), Bow-Easy Tool, heat tool, Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), yellow sheer ribbon, adhesive pearl, water mister, glue dots, Scotch mounting tape, tape, make-up applicators, pencil.

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" made with white card stock. Cut yellow card stock mat measuring 4 1/16" x 5 5/16". Cut white mat measuring 3 7/8" x 5 1/8". Emboss white mat with Ditsy Dots Corner Embossing Folder on the top left and again on the bottom right. Wrap two pieces of yellow ribbon across mat at an angle between the embossed areas and secure in back with tape. Glue two mats together and add to card base with mounting tape. Stamp sentiment on white card stock with Onxy Black Ink and die cut with second largest Elegant Ovals Die. Add to card as pictured with Mounting Tape.

Stamp Delightful Daisy flowers and leaves (2 small and 1 large) on Natural White with VersaMark and heat emboss with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel heating from underneath. Color 3 different size small flowers with Mango Madness Ink using make-up applicators, fading color out to petal tips. Die cut flowers with Delightful Daisy Die and clip between petals. Mist back of flowers with water and shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and use a pencil to roll the petals as pictured. Once dry, add Lemon Chiffon Prills to flower centers using Art Institute Glue (AIG). Color leaves with Tea Leaves Ink using make-up applicators and cut with matching die. Mist back of leaves with water and shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and fingers. Once leaves and flowers are dry, add to card arranging as pictured using AIG. Make multi-loop bow with yellow ribbon using Bow-Easy Tool and adhere with glue dots. Add adhesive pearl to bow center using glue dots.


Yellow Daisy Mini Gift Bag

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:


Other Products: Paper: White (Recollections), Natural White (Neenah), yellow (DCWV Stack); Ink: VersaMark, Mango Madness, Tea Leaves (VersaMagic); Accessories: White Mini Craft Bag 4" x 3" (The Paper Studio), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (Stampin Up), Bow-Easy Tool, heat tool, Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), yellow sheer ribbon, adhesive pearl, water mister, glue dots, Scotch mounting tape, tape, make-up applicators, pencil.

Instructions: Gift bag measures 4" x 3" plus handle. Cut yellow mat measuring 3 13/16" x 2 13/16". Cut white mat measuring 3 5/8" x 2 5/8" and emboss with Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. Glue mats together and add to bag front with Mounting Tape.

Stamp Delightful Daisy flowers and leaves (2 small and 1 large) on Natural White with VersaMark and heat emboss with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel heating from underneath. Color 3 different size small flowers with Mango Madness Ink using make-up applicators, fading color out to petal tips. Die cut flowers with Delightful Daisy Die and clip between petals. Mist back of flowers with water and shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and use a pencil to roll the petals as pictured. Once dry, add Lemon Chiffon Prills to flower centers using Art Institute Glue (AIG). Color leaves with Tea Leaves Ink using make-up applicators and cut with matching die. Mist back of leaves with water and shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and fingers. Once leaves and flowers are dry, add to card arranging as pictured using AIG. Make multi-loop bow with yellow ribbon using Bow-Easy Tool and adhere as pictured with glue dots. Add adhesive pearl to bow center using glue dots.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Heartfelt Creations New Release - Everyday Heroes Collection


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the new release for April, the Everyday Heroes Collection!

Do you have an unsung hero in your life? Your champion may never have a medal pinned to his or her chest, but you can demonstrate your gratitude with the Everyday Heroes Collection from Heartfelt Creations. These epic stamps, dies and papers salute the extraordinary "ordinary people" who inspire us as they live their daily lives with honor and integrity. Greys, teals, khakis, creams and browns have been blended with distressed newsprint, vintage maps, globes, sailing ships, timepieces, combat boots, stripes, dots and flourishes to create a rugged, paper collection that is timeless in its appeal. Six deeply etched cling stamp sets featuring detailed collages, inspiring sentiments and unique circular elements mesh perfectly with the paper collection and matching set of dies. Let's sing the praises of the unsung heroes in our lives with the Everyday Heroes Collection from Heartfelt Creations!

This is a wonderful collection to use for masculine projects, but it also can be used for feminine projects more like my card this week.



I used the designer paper for my card, cutting a corner of one of the 12" x 12" papers. I love the floral image on this and the beautiful colors. I stamped one of the new sentiments on it and added some ribbons, trim and mats to match the colors. Very simple card to put together!

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the wonderful projects by the designers this week! What a creative bunch we have!

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #178 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Only One Like You

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3666 - Everyday Hero Cling
HCDP1-253 - Everyday Heroes Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal

Other Products:

Paper: off-white, brown (DCWV Stack), teal (Coredinations)
Inks: Black Onyx (VersaFine), Frayed Burlap Distress
Accessories: Scotch Mounting Tape, Scor-Tape, glue dots, Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue, Bow-Easy Tool, Dark Brown Jute String (Really Reasonable Ribbon), 3/8" brown ribbon, brown twine, teal trim (Jo-Ann's), Bisque and Platinum Liquid Pearls.

Instructions: Card measures 4 3/4" x 6". Cut brown card stock 4 3/4" x 12", score at 6" and fold. Cut off-white mat 4 9/16" x 5 13/16", teal mat 4 3/8" x 5 5/8" and glue together. Using designer paper with roses in all 4 corners, cut upper left corner measuring 4 3/16" x 5 7/16". Stamp sentiment on lower right, ink edges with Frayed Burlap Ink and glue to mats. Wrap 2 pieces of brown ribbon across as pictured and adhere with Scor-Tape. Cut piece of teal trim to fit across ribbon center and adhere with Scor-Tape. Make 3-loop bow with Dark Brown Jute String and another with Soapstone Seam Binding next size bow down. Add as pictured using Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue. Thread brown twine in button and glue to bow center with glue dots. Dot small flowers on designer papers with Liquid Pearls.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Peacock Swirls Step Card - Heartfelt Creations


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little Heartfelt Creations inspiration! Today I have a center step card using the Peacock Paisley Collection!




The main image is from the Peacock Swirls Set that I heat embossed with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel on Natural White Cardstock and colored with chalk ink. I love this technique, so soft and elegant! I did the same with the Delightful Daisies flowers and leaves and the butterfly from the Butterfly Medley Set. The aqua mats for the 2 side and bottom front were done the same way without coloring. I also added dots of Bisque Liquid Pearls.

Here's a close up of the flowers for you.




It so disappointing when the camera doesn't capture the beauty of something I've created. This is much prettier in real life.

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beauties by the designers this week! Also, Emma Lou has a sneak peek of the new collection being released next week, Everyday Heroes Collection.

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #177 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings!

Kathy


Peacock Swirls Step Card

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3661 - Feathery Peacock Cling
HCPC 3660 - Peacock Swirls Cling
HCPC 3656 - Delightful Daisies Cling
HCPC 3650 - Butterfly Medley Cling
HCPC 3616 - Vines and Blooms Cling
HCD 760 - Delightful Daisy Die
HCD 759 - Butterfly Medley Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other Products:

Paper: Natural White (Neenah), White Linen (Recollections), aqua (DCWV Stack)
Ink: VersaMark, Oasis Green, Turquoise Gem, Night Sky, Thatched Straw, Tea Leaves (VersaMagic)
Accessories: Bisque Ivory Liquid Pearls, Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), heat tool, sanding block, Bow-Easy Tool, make up applicators, Timeless Rectangles Die, Grand Calibur (Spellbinders), glue dots, 3M mounting tape, Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue, fibers (my stash).

Instructions: Card measures 6" x 6 1/4". Use White Linen card stock and the Center Step Card Tutorial found here ( http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/centerstepcard/ ) using the following adjusted measurements: start with 6" x 12" piece of White Linen, on short side cut 1" in on each side from 1" to 7", score along each long side at 1", 2", and 7", score between cut lines at 6".

Cut mats with aqua card stock as follows: (1) 7/8" x 5 7/8", (2) 7/8" x 4 3/4", (1) 3 7/8" x 5". Using VersaMark Ink and heat embossing with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel (from underneath), do the following: daisy vine (Vines and Blooms Set) on the 7/8" x 5 7/8" piece, peacock feather (Feathery Peacock Set) on the two 7/8" x 4 3/4" (as pictured). Sand edges of all four aqua pieces with sanding block and glue to card base.

With Natural White card stock die cut Timeless Rectangles largest die. Stamp peacock image (Peacock Swirls Set) with VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel, color with chalk inks and add to card base with mounting tape. On Natural White with Versamark Ink, stamp flowers, one large leaf, 2 small leaves (Delightful Daisies Set), butterflies (Butterfly Medley Set) and heat emboss with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel (from underneath). Color 4 of the flowers, the leaves and one small butterfly using chalk inks. Die cut pieces with matching dies and shape with flower shaping kit. Add leaves and 3 of the flowers to image as pictured gluing in place with Art Institute Glue (AIG). Add butterfly as pictured gluing (body only) with AIG. Add Minnie Pearl Prills to flower centers and butterfly body using AIG. Make multi-loop fiber bow with Bow-Easy Tool and add as pictured using glue dots. Add remaining flower to bow center with Fast Grab Tacky Glue. Add Bisque Liquid Pearls to flower centers on images, butterfly antennae, trailing from butterfly or as desired.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Teal Feathered Daisy - Heartfelt Creations


Happy Wednesday!

I'm back again with another card using the new Peacock Paisley Collection from Heartfelt Creations! This time I used the Feathered Daisy image and added an extra flower over the flower on the image  with the Delightful Daisies Set.



The image and flower are colored with pencils and mineral spirits. I really had fun playing with the greens and blues on this...I just love to color! After I die cut and shaped the flower, I sponged a little Baja Blue Chalk Ink on the back to blend it with the image better.

The Aquarium card stock is die cut with the Timeless Rectangles Die which I thought was pretty with the image and colors. The teal button is repurposed from my stash of extra buttons I get with new clothes...I have been saving all of them for years and finally started using them last year. One of these days I'll be needing an extra button missing from my clothes and realize it has been already repurposed!

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see what the designers have created for you this week! What a talented bunch of ladies they are! Also, Emma Lou has a new technique video for you showing you her tips when working with vellum!

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #176 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #114 - Bright Spring Colors and Ribbon/Trim

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Teal Feathered Daisy

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3657 - Feathered Daisy Cling
HCPC 3656 - Delightful Daisies Cling
HCD 760 - Delightful Daisy Die
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear

Other Products:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (Recollections), Aquarium (Coredinations)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Baja Blue (Quick Quotes)
Accessories: adhesive pearls, White Seam Binding, Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon), white pearl floss, repurposed button, Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles Die, glue dots, Scotch Mounting Tape, water mister, mineral spirits, blending stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: True Green, Peacock Green, Indanthrone Blue.

Instructions: Card measures 4 3/8" x 6 1/4". Cut white card stock 6 1/4" x 8 3/4", score at 4 3/8" and fold. Die cut Aquarium card stock using largest Timeless Rectangle Die and add to card base with mounting tape. Stamp image from Feathered Daisy on Solar White with Onyx Black. Color with pencils and mineral spirits using blending stumps. Trim image to 3" x 4 3/4" and glue to card. Stamp Delightful Daisy flowers and color second largest flower. Die cut with Delightful Daisy Die. Spritz back of flower with water and shape with flower shaping kit and fingers. Once flower is dry, sponge Baja Blue Ink on the back of the petals, then add over flower on image with Art Institute Glue (AIG) offsetting petals. Add Sage Advice Prills to flower center using AIG. Add adhesive pearls as pictured. Make 3-loop bow with White Seaming Binding using Bow-Easy Tool. Add as pictured using glue dots. Thread pearl floss through button and tie in a bow on back. Add to bow center using glue dots.