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

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Life is Beautiful - Heartfelt Creations


Hi there!

Normally I post on Wednesday for Heartfelt Creations, but this week we're a day early!

For my project this week, I used the Botanical Rose Bouquet Set for the main image that I colored with pencils and mineral spirits. I love this lavender and aqua color combination! I colored it to match the "frame" made with the Butterfly Medley Designer Papers.




The butterflies are from the Butterfly Medley Set that I colored using the same color combination as the main image. I love how this set has one image with 7 different butterflies on it and a matching die that cuts them all at once! Just brilliant!

The sentiment ticket is from the designer paper that I cut with the Luggage & Tag Die. I was also lucky enough to find just the right color seam binding and button to match in my stash of goodies to finish this. (That shouldn't be surprising as I have a LOT of goodies in my stash to choose from!)

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week! Emma Lou also has a GORGEOUS sneak peek of the Peacock Paisley Collection being released next week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #172 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #112 - Purple and Green with Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by to visit today!

Blessings!

Kathy


Life Is Beautiful

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3653 - Botanical Rose Bouquet Cling
HCPC 3650 - Butterfly Medley Cling
HCD 759 - Butterfly Medley Die
HCD 749 - Cut Mat Create 1A Die
HCD 745 - Luggage & Tags Die
HCDP1 251 - Butterfly Medley Paper Collection
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
368770 - Scor-Pal

Other Products:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Reflecting Pool (Coredinations), Lavender Lace (Stampin Up)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Spring Pansy (VersaMagic)
Accessories: Pop dots, glue dots, Bay Leaf Seam Binding, Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon), white embroidery floss, button, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Polychromo Pencil: Violet, Prismacolor Pencils: Lilac, Parma Violet, Violet, Kelp Green, Marine Green, Deco Aqua, Jade Green, Muted Turquoise, Black.

Instructions: Make 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base using Lavender Lace card stock. Cut mat measuring 4 1/16" x 5 5/16" using Reflecting Pool and glue to base. Stamp Small Botanical Rose image (Botanical Rose Bouquet Set) on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink and color with pencils using mineral spirits and paper stumps. Trim down as shown to 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" and set aside. Trim card front (pictured) from designer paper and die cut center using Medium Rounded Rectangle (Cut Mat Create 1A Die), then ink inside edges with Spring Pansy. Cut sentiment ticket from designer paper using Luggage and Tags Die. Glue down flower image to card so it will appear through "window" as shown. Add ticket sentiment to image using pop dot in center and glue on each end placing as pictured. Add "frame" over image using pop dots.

Stamp Butterfly Medley image on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink and color the 3 butterflies with pencils using mineral spirits and paper stumps. Die cut with matching Butterfly Medley Die. Shape butterflies using pencil and mat by rolling wings around pencil and pushing pencil down body on mat. Glue (bodies only) as pictured to card. Add Lavender & Lace Prills to flower center using Art Institute Glue. Make triple-loop bow with Bay Leaf Seam Binding using Bow-Easy Tool and add as pictured using glue dots. Thread piece of floss through button, tie in a bow and add to bow center using glue dots.






Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Butterfly Medley Thank You


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little inspiration from Heartfelt Creations!  This week I have a cream on cream card for you with a little bit of aqua!




The flower and butterflies are from the new Butterfly Medley Collection. The were stamped with VersaMark Ink on cream card stock and heat embossed with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel. I lightly colored them with chalk inks using makeup applicators to give them a soft look. Here's a closeup of the flower and small butterfly.




The sentiment is from the Summer Glory Set that is heat embossed with Brown Sugar Embossing Powder and trimmed into a "flag" shape. You can find complete instructions for this at the bottom of my post.

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers. Emma Lou has a new video tutorial showing you a couple of fun techniques with the Butterfly Medley Collection. There is also a sneak peek of the Peacock Paisley Collection being released in March.

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challlenge #172 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Butterfly Medley Thank You

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3651 - Botanical Rose Cling
HCPC 3652 - Botanical Wings Cling
HCPC 3650 - Butterfly Medley Cling
HCPC 3614 - Summer Glory Cling
HCD 758 - Botanical Wings Die
HCD 759 - Butterfly Medley Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
DDOTS - Double Dots
459222 - McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 - McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Other Products:
Paper: Natural White (Neenah), Iced Cocoa (Coredinations)
Ink: VersaMark, Turquoise Gem, Aloe Vera, Spanish Moss, Sahara Sand Chalk Inks (VersaMagic) Accessories: Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), Brown Sugar Embossing Powder (Zing), heat tool, Bow-Easy Tool, fibers (my stash), square punch, Bisque Liquid Pearls (Ranger), make-up applicators, Rosa Embossing Folder and Border Folder (Cuttlebug), pop dots, glue dots, scor-tape 1/8", adhesive pearls, lace (Hobby Lobby), water mini mister, Fast Grab Tacky Glue (Aleene's).

Instructions: Make 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base with Natural White. Cut mat 4 1/16" x 5 5/16" and emboss with folder. Wrap fiber around mat as pictured and secure on back. Add to base with pop dots. Cut piece of Natural White 1 3/16" x 5 5/16" and emboss with border folder. Cut Iced Cocoa 1 3/8" x 5 5/16" and glue pieces together. Cut two pieces of laces and adhere to each side of border piece with scor-tape. Add this to card as pictured using pop dots.

On Natural White with VersaMark Ink, stamp Flowers, leaves and butterflies and heat emboss from underneath with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel. Selecting pieces pictured, use make-up applicators to lightly apply color. For leaves and butterfly bodies, I used Aloe Vera, then Spanish Moss. For flowers and butterfly wings, I used Turquoise Gem then lightly with Sahara Sand to tone down to color. Spray back of flowers and leaves with water, then shape with mat and tool kit. Spray back of butterflies with water, shape wings by rolling them over a pencil then press pencil down center body over mat. Let all pieces dry, then assemble flower as shown using Art Institute Glue (AIG).

Make multi-loop fiber bow with Bow-Easy Tool and add as shown with glue dots. On Natural White with VersaMark Ink, stamp sentiment and heat emboss with Brown Sugar Embossing Powder. Trim sentiment and use square punch on right end to create flag. Glue in place as pictured gluing each end with Double Dot in the middle. Add leaves and flower over bow using Fast Grab Tacky Glue. Glue butterflies (body only) to card as shown. Add Anti Establish Mint Prills to flower center using AIG. Add adhesive pearls and dots of Bisque Liquid Pearls as desired.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Dream in Beauty - Heartfelt Creations


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little Heartfelt Creations inspiration! Today I have another card created using the Butterfly Medley Collection.




I used the Dream in Beauty Set for the main image by heat embossing it on a piece of the designer paper. I add flowers and butterflies to it that were heat embossed on cream card stock and colored with chalk inks. You'll find detailed instructions for this at the end of my post if you would like them.

Visit the HC Blog to see what the designers came up with this week! So many beautiful creations with lots of flowers and butterflies!

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #171 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Dream In Beauty

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3650 - Butterfly Medley Cling
HCPC 3651 Botanical Rose Cling
HCPC 3652 - Botanical Wings Cling
HCPC 3655 - Dream In Beauty Cling
HCD 758 - Botanical Wings Die
HCD 759 - Butterfly Medley Die
HCDP1 251 - Butterfly Medley Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
DDOTS - Double Dots
459222 - McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 - McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat

Other Products:

Paper: Natural White (Neenah), DCWV Neutrals Stack, Sage Shadow (Stampin Up)
Inks: VersaMark, Antique Linen (Ranger), Turquoise Gem, Sahara Sand, Pumpkin Spice, Spanish Olive (VersaMagic)
Accessories: Diamond Stickles, adhesive pearls, Bow-Easy Tool, fibers (stash), distressing tool, Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), heat tool, make-up applicators, pop dots, glue dots, water mini mister, Fast Grab Tacky Glue (Aleene's).

Instructions: Make 4 1/4" x 5 1/4" card base with Sage Shadow. Cut peach mat measuring 4 1/8" x 5 1/8". On aqua designer paper, stamp the Dream in Beauty image with VersaMark and heat emboss from underneath with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel. Trim image to 4" x 5", distress edges with tool, ink edges with Antique Linen and glue to peach mat. Add mats to card base with pop dots.

On Natural White with VersaMark Ink, stamp large butterfly (Botanical Wings), butterflies (Butterfly Medley), flowers and leaves (Botanical Rose) and heat emboss from underneath with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel. Color selected pieces (pictured) lightly with chalk inks using make-up applicators. (Use Sahara Sand lightly over the Turquoise Gem to tone down the color.) Spray back of flowers and leaves with water, then shape with mat and tool kit. Spray back of butterflies with water, shape wings by rolling them over a pencil, turn over, then press pencil down center body over mat. Let all pieces dry. Assemble flower using Art Institute Glue (AIG). Make multi-loop fiber bow with Bow-Easy Tool. Glue leaves, bow and flower to top left using Fast Grab Tacky Glue. Glue butterflies as pictured using AIG for the bodies and Double Dots under the wings of the largest butterfly. Add adhesive pearls to flower center and top right of card. Add Diamond Stickles to flower center around pearl and to butterfly bodies.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Botanical Rose Bouquet - Heartfelt Creations


Happy Wednesday!

The new Butterfly Medley Collection from Heartfelt Creations is now available!

Are you longing for springtime...dreaming of sunny hours spent in a lavish flower garden where butterflies flit lazily from blossom to blossom?  Heartfelt Creations invites you to revel in the beauty of springtime with the release of the Butterfly Medley Collection of stamps, dies, and papers.  This uplifting collection is bursting with bountiful botanical roses and a kaleidoscope of fanciful butterflies.  Soft shades of pastel peach, lilac, sage, lemon, teal and pink are the perfect counterpoint for the bleak, grey days of mid-winter.  Beautifully landscaped backgrounds include pastel plaids, cheery polka-dots, flowing script, classic stripes, elegant flourishes, seed packets, garden themed sentiments and images.  Six hand drawn stamp sets featuring botanical roses and butterflies can be paired with two sets of dies, allowing you to stamp and die cut a host of embellishments with a single pass through your die cutting machine.  You'll dream in beauty, plant seeds of encouragement and reap a harvest of creativity when you design with the Butterfly Medley Collection from Heartfelt Creations.

What a beautiful collection of butterflies and flowers to play with in this collection!  I love these stamps and matching dies that have multiple pieces to them!  Makes things go so much faster when creating!




For my card this week I used the Botanical Rose Bouquet Set for the main image.  I added additional flowers and leaves from the Botanical Rose Set and a butterfly from the Butterfly Medley Set.  The images were colored with pencils and mineral spirits, although I never did get the color intensity I wanted.  It's a little more muted than I wanted, oh well!  I did just purchase some Polychromos Pencils, so I'm hoping to improve my coloring a little once I learn how to use them!

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful projects the designers have for you this week!  So many talented ladies on the design team!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #170 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Botanical Rose Bouquet

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3653 - Botanical Rose Bouquet Cling Set
HCPC 3651 - Botanical Rose Cling Set
HCPC 3650 - Butterfly Medley Cling Set
HCD 758 - Botanical Wings Die
HCD 759 - Butterfly Medley Die
HCDP1 251 - Butterfly Medley Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
459222 - McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 - McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
741 - Shell White Glitter

Other Products:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (Recollections), Danford Iris (Coredinations)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large, Aleenes Paper Glaze, small brush, Ivory Burlap String (May Arts), Bow-Easy Tool, pencil, water mister, pop dots, glue dots, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Jade Green, Deco Aqua, Light Aqua, Muted Turquoise, Kelp Green, Marine Green, Cream, Jasmine, Deco Yellow, Black

Instructions: Make card base measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" with Danford Iris card stock. Cut mat with white measuring 4 1/16" x 5 5/16" and set aside. Cut card front (pictured) from designer paper, trim to 3 7/8" x 5 1/8", die cut center using Classic Ovals Large and set aside.

Stamp Botanical Rose Bouquet image on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink and color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Place card front over colored image (so image is on lower left) and lightly pencil area on image that will need to be fussy cut in order to extend over the top of the card front. (This is similar to the "outside the box" technique shown here ( http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/outoftheboxwithnestabilities/ ). Trim image so that it fits nicely under and partially over the card front as pictured, then tape down on back of mat. Add image/card front to white mat and add this to card base with pop dots.

On Solar White with Onyx Black stamp leaves and flowers from the Botanical Rose Set and butterflies from the Butterfly Medley Set. Color 2 leaves, 2 smaller flowers and 1 small butterfly and cut with matching dies. Spray back of flowers lightly with water and shape with mat and tool kit. Spray back of leaves lightly with water and shape with fingers. Shape butterfly wings by rolling them over a pencil and then pressing pencil down center over mat. Make a multi-loop twine bow with Bow-Easy Tool and add as pictured using glue dots. Glue leaves and flowers to image as pictured. Add Lemon Chiffon Prills to flower centers using Art Institute Glue. Add butterfly to bow center using glue dots. Brush Aleenes Paper Glaze on flowers and butterfly as desired and sprinkle with Shell White Glitter.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Coral Aster With Love - Heartfelt Creations


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little inspiration with Heartfelt Creations!  This week I used an oldie, but goodie set for you from the Delicate Asters Collection!





The flower and leaves are from the Bold Delicate Asters Set. I stamped them with ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder...no coloring! You can also "stamp off" the color first on scrap paper to get a lighter color which looks really pretty and do a combination of both.

The lattice piece behind the oval frame is from the Raindrops on Roses Die. The tag is from the new Birds and Blooms Paper Collection cut out with the Luggage and Tag Die.

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see the beautiful creations by the designers this week! There is also another sneak peek of the Butterfly Melody Collection being released next week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #169 - Anything Goes
All Sorts Challenge #296 - Flower Power
Craft Hoarders Anonymous January Challenge - Choose Your Challenge (Ink, Twine, Stamping/Die-cutting, Dry embossing, Pearl/bead finding)

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Coral Aster With Love

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3495 - Bold Delicate Asters Cling Set
HCD 743 - Raindrops on Roses Die
HCD 745 - Luggage and Tags Die
HCD 726 - Delicate Asters Die
HCDP1 250 - Birds and Blooms Designer Paper
368770 - Scor-Pal
DDOTS - Double Dots
459222 - McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 - McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Memento Rhubarb Stalk Ink

Other Products:

Paper: White (Recollections), Cameo Coral (Stampin Up)
Ink: Peeled Paint Distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Green twine (American Crafts), Scrollwork Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), adhesive pearl, spacer bead, pop dots, glue dots, Aleenes Paper Glaze, Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large, Diamond Stickles (Ranger), Detail Clear Embossing Powder, heat tool, Bow-Easy Tool.

Instructions: Make white card base measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Cut mat with Cameo Coral measuring 4 1/16" x 5 5/16". Cut white mat 3 7/8" x 5 1/8", die cut center with Classic Ovals Large and emboss with folder. Die cut lattice piece from Raindrops on Rose Die with white card stock and tape to back of white mat so that it shows through the oval opening as pictured. Glue mats together and add to card base with pop dots.

On white card stock, stamp one of each flower size from the Bold Delicate Asters Set using Rhubarb Stalk Ink and heat emboss with Detail Clear Embossing Powder. Cut with matching Delicate Asters Die. Shape back of flowers with mat and tool kit, then press in center on the right side to push petals up. Glue flowers together off-setting petals. On white card stock stamp 3 stems using Peeled Paint Ink and heat emboss with Detail Clear Embossing Powder. Cut with matching die and pinch leaves with fingers to shape. Add stems and flower to card as pictured using Art Institute Glue. Add Coral See Prills to flower center using Art Institute Glue and once dry, add Diamond Stickles over and around outside of Prills.

Using the Luggage and Tags Die, cut the "With Love" tag from the Birds and Blooms Designer Paper. Ink edges with Peeled Paint Ink. Add to card as pictured using Double Dot and glue. Make multi-loop bow with green twine and Bow-Easy Tool and add as pictured with glue dots. Add adhesive pearl to center of spacer bead using Aleenes Paper Glaze and let dry. Add to bow center with glue dot.


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Fluffy Birdies - Heartfelt Creations


Happy Wednesday!

It's that time of the week for me to share a little inspiration with Heartfelt Creations!  Today I'm using the Birds and Blooms Collection to make a fairly clean and simple card using this sweet Fluffy Birdies image.  I just love these little chubby birds!




I colored the image using pencils and mineral spirits and die cut it with Spellbinders Elegant Ovals Die. There is an image and matching die for the birds, leaves and branches, but this time I wanted to do something a little more simple. I did add one flower for the bow, but decided not to add any to the branch and leaves...I didn't want to cover up those adorable birdies! Instead I added dots of Buttercup Liquid Pearls to the branches.

I added a background mat using Spring Blue card stock by Coredinations that I embossed with the Scrollwork Embossing Folder. The bow is made with yellow fiber I have leftover from my days as a weaver. I love making fiber bows as they come out so delicate and don't overpower the project.

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see 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 Challenge #168 - Anything Goes
Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge January - Choose Your Challenge: Colored Pencils, cotton fiber, coloring, dry embossing, flower/Prills.

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Fluffy Birdies

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3644 - Birds and Blooms Cling Set
HCPC 3646 - Fluffy Birdies Cling Set
HCD 757 - Leafy Branch Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
459222 - McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 - McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
359848 - Spellbinders Tool N' One
Memento Teal Zeal Ink

Other Products:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (Recollections), Spring Blue (Coredinations)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Scrollwork Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Elegant Ovals (Spellbinders), glue dots, pop dots, water mister, wax paper, fibers (my stash), Bow-Easy Tool, Buttercup Liquid Pearls (Ranger), mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Sand, Jasmine, Goldenrod, Light Umber, Chocolate, Espresso, Kelp Green, Marine Green, Mediterranean Blue.

Instructions: Make white card base measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Cut mat with Spring Blue measuring 4 1/16" x 5 5/16", emboss with folder and glue to card base. Stamp Fluffy Birdies image on Solar White with Onyx Black and color with pencils using mineral spirits and paper stumps. Die cut image with Elegant Ovals using wax paper. (The wax paper protects the colored image and makes the release from the die easier.) Add image to card using pop dots. Make multi-loop bow with yellow fibers (or ribbon) and Bow-Easy Tool. Add bow to card as shown using glue dots.

Stamp flowers from Birds and Blooms on Solar White with Teal Zeal Ink and cut with matching Birds And Blooms Die. Color one flower with Mediterranean Blue pencils using mineral spirits and paper stumps. Clip between petals, spray back with water and shape with mat and tool kit. Once dry, add to fiber bow using glue dots. Add Lemon Chiffon Prills to flower center using Art Institute Glue. Add dots of Buttercup Liquid Pearls as shown.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Birds & Blooms Collage - Heartfelt Creations


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little Heartfelt Creations inspiration!  This week I have a card for you using the Birds & Blooms Collage image.




I stamped the collage image using black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder so I could color it with chalk inks using make up applicators. I also added 2 birds and 3 flowers to the bird and leaves on the image using the same process. (Sorry this picture isn't the best, this is prettier in real life...I'm having trouble with photos and lighting lately!)

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week!  Lots of fun projects there!

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #167 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today!

Blessings!

Kathy


Birds & Blooms Collage

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3644 - Birds and Blooms Cling Set
HCPC 3649 - Birds and Blooms Collage Cling Set
HCD 756 - Birds and Blooms Die
HCD 757 - Leafy Branch Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
459222 - McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 - McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Other Products:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), white (Recollections), blue (DCWV), Sugar-N-Spice (Coredinations) Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Aegean Blue, Spanish Olive (VersaMagic), Pink Cheeks, Mocha Mama, Banana Bliss (QuickQuotes)
Accessories: Detail Clear Embossing Powder (Stampendous), heat tool, pop dots, make up applicators.

Instructions: Card measures 4 7/8" x 5 7/8". Cut white card base 5 7/8" x 9 3/4", score 4 7/8" and fold. Cut Sugar-N-Spice mat slightly smaller than card base. Cut blue mat 4 1/16" x 5 1/16" and glue mats together. Add mats to card base with pop dots.

Stamp Birds & Blooms Collage on Solar White with Onyx Black and heat emboss with Detail Clear Embossing Powder. Trim image to 4 1/2" x 5 1/2". Color butterflies, flowers, leaves and bird with chalk inks using make up applicators. Adhere image to mats. Stamp and color birds and flowers from Birds & Blooms in same manner and cut with matching die. (Use 1 left facing and 1 right facing bird and 3 flower blooms.) Shape birds and flowers with mat and tool kit. Add birds as shown using pop dots. Add flowers below birds as shown using Art Institute Glue. Add Tu-Tu Pink Prills to flower centers using Art Institute Glue.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Birds and Blooms Inspirational Frame


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the release of the Birds and Blooms Collection!!!

Does Old Man Winter have you firmly in his grip?  Chase the winter blues away with a breath of springtime!  Heartfelt Creations is pleased to present the "Birds and Blooms" collection:  a virtual spring garden that's lovely as a song! Shades of cherry blossom pink, robin's egg blue, and soft leafy green fill sunny garden scenes featuring bluebirds, blooming branches, picket fences, bird baths, bird houses, butterflies and frilly hydrangeas.  Dozens of stunning card fronts, pre-designed layouts, borders, sentiments and artwork are the perfect remedy for mid-winter doldrums. Six hand-drawn stamp sets feature blossom laden branches, nesting birds, garden scenes and an elegant collage.  Two sets of dies coordinate with papers and stamps allowing you to add realistic blossoms, branches and birds to your artwork.  Take a well-deserved break from the bleak landscape of winter and escape to a colorful springtime garden where birds chirp, flowers bloom, and soft breezes lift your spirit and inspire your creativity!

For my project this week, I embellished a chipboard decor frame.


(Click on photo for a closer view)


Here are some close ups of the flowers, birds and butterfly.





Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week!  Lots of beautiful projects there to inspire you!

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #166 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today!

Blessings!

Kathy


Birds and Blooms Inspirational Frame

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3644 - Birds and Blooms Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3645 - Leafy Branch Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3649 - Birds and Blooms Collage Cling Stamp Set
HCDP1 - 250 - Birds and Blooms Paper Collection
HCD 756 - Birds and Blooms Die
HCD 757 - Leafy Branch Die
HCD 750 - Cut Mat Create 1B Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
459222 - McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 - McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink

Other Products:

Paper: Recollections White, Kraft, Neenah Solar White
Ink: VersaMark, Ranger Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Victorian Velvet Distress, Quick Quotes Java, Razz-Berry
Accessories: Chip Decor Frame 4" x 6" opening (The Paper Studio), Pink Jute String, Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon), fibers (stash), green twine, 1/8" green ribbon (Michaels), pink trim (Jo-Anns), Bird Cage, Flourish Set 15 9 (Creative Embellishments), printer for text, cutting mat, craft knife, glue gun, splat mat (Bazzills), Scor-Tape, Detailed Clear Embossing Powder (Stampendous), Clear Bark Embossing Powder (Recollections), heat tool, Mod Podge, foam brush, sand paper, sponge, makeup applicators, mini mister with water, Buttercup Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Grand Calibur, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Sand, Jasmine, Goldenrod, Espresso, Pink Rose, Magenta, Mahogany Red, Blue Slate, Blue Lake, Blue Violet Lake, Periwinkle, Black.

Instructions: Project measures 9" x 11" with a 4" x 6" opening. Prepare frame by covering with designer paper using Mod Podge and brush. (I used the paper with the flowers on top and stripes on the bottom cutting away the strip of flowers going across.) Once dry, used cutting mat and craft knife to trim off excess paper from opening and outside of frame. Trim the small 1/2" floral strip from the designer paper and trim to fit where to the two papers meet to cover the seam. Glue down and trim any excess from the edges. Lightly sand all edges and ink with Victorian Velvet Ink using sponge. Adhere 1/8" green ribbon to inside opening edge using Scor-tape. Adhere pink trim to outside edge of frame using Scor-tape. Add flourish and bird cage pieces to frame as shown using Art Institute Glue trimming pieces to fit if needed.

Stamp flowers from Birds and Blooms Set on Solar White with Victorian Velvet. (I used a total of 32 flowers.) Clip between petals with scissors and ink edges with Razz-Berry Chalk Ink using makeup applicators. Lightly spritz back of flowers with water and shape using mat and tool kit by rolling/pressing each petal on back, then turn flower over and press down the center to lift petals. Let flowers dry.

Stamp leaves from Leafy Branch Set on Solar White with Peeled Paint Ink. I used 4 (5-leaf), 6 (3-leaf), and 6 (2-leaf). Ink edges with Peeled Paint and little Forest Moss Ink. Shape leaves by slightly pinching with fingers. Stamp leaf and floral branch from Birds and Blooms Set on Solar White with Peeled Paint and color leaves only in same manner as other leaves. On kraft paper using VersaMark Ink, stamp 2 long branches, 1 shorter branch from Leafy Branch Set and leaf and floral branch from Birds and Blooms Set, then heat emboss with Clear Bark Embossing Powder. Color branches with Rich Cocoa and Java Inks using sponges. To assemble the leaf and floral branch, I trimmed off the flowers and leaves from the kraft paper branch, then glued the Peeled Paint leaves (done with the same image) onto the branch. Add the flowers to the branch. Add leaves and flowers to the other 3 branches. Add Lemon Chiffon Prills to the flower centers using Art Institute Glue.

Add branches to frame using glue gun. The leaf and floral branch is on the right side over the flourish and bird cage. On the left side of the frame, the shorter branch is on top of the flourish (above the bow) and the other 2 branches are arranged on the bottom corner towards the center. Glue down branches with glue gun. Make large bow with Bow-Easy Tool using multiple fibers together (I used 4 different ones) and glue in place with glue gun.

Stamp birds from Birds and Blooms Set on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink and die cut with matching Birds and Blooms Die. Color 2 birds with pencils and mineral spirits. Stamp butterfly only from Birds and Blooms Collage Set on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink, color with pencils and mineral spirits, then fussy cut. Add Buttercup Liquid Pearls to dots on the butterfly and let dry. Add birds as shown using pop dots. Add butterfly using Art Institute Glue.

For the inside of the frame, I created text on a computer, printed it on white card stock, then trimmed it to fit inside the frame. (This would work well with a photo also.) Create a mat/frame for the text by cutting the blank card front from the designer paper and die cutting the center using the large rounded rectangle die from the Cut Mat Create 1B Die. Ink edges with Peeled Paint, glue this over the text and add to the frame.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Arianna Bird Haven - Heartfelt Creations


Happy Wednesday!

Can you believe it's Christmas Eve already?  I'm so not ready for it!

Today I have a cute floral birdhouse card for you using Heartfelt Creations' Arianna Bird Haven Set for the image and the Lullaby Darlings Set for the sentiment.





I colored the image with pencils and mineral spirits and cut it with a Labels 4 die. The mat behind it is the Elegant labels 4 die cut in white.  The background mat is embossed with Pirouette Embossing Folder and glued to a white card base.  I added Avocado Liquid Pearls to the flower centers and a silk multi-loop bow with an adhesive pearl in the center.

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see the beautiful creations by the designers this week!  Lots of inspiration there!

I'm submitting this to the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #163 - Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings!

Kathy


Arianna Bird Haven

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3611 - Arianna Bird Haven PreCut Set
HCPC 3607 - Lullaby Darlings PreCut Set
368770 - Scor-Pal
SMP001 - Stamp Mat Pad

Other Products:

Paper: Recollections White, Neenah Solar White, Bazzills Parakeet
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories: Grand Calibur, Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon), 1/4" White Silk Ribbon (May Arts), adhesive pearl (Want2Scrap), Avocado Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Pirouette Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Spellbinders Elegant Labels 4, Labels 4, pop dots, glue dots, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Peach Beige, Chocolate, Dark Brown, Black, Kelp Green, Marine Green, Dark Purple, Black Cherry, Black Raspberry.

Instructions: Make a 4" x 6" card base with white cardstock. Cut Parakeet card stock 3 13/16" x 5 13/16", emboss with folder and adhere to card base. Die cut Elegant Labels 4 with white cardstock and add to card with pop dots.

Stamp Arianna Bird Haven image and sentiment from Lullaby Darlings on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink as shown and color with pencils and mineral spirits. Die cut image with Labels 4 and add to card with pop dots. Add dots of Avocado Liquid Pearls to flower centers. Make multi-loop bow with silk ribbon using Bow-Easy Tool and add to card as pictured using glue dots. Add adhesive pearl to bow center using glue dot.



Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Eggplant Poinsettia - Heartfelt Creations


Happy Wednesday!

Time for a little Heartfelt Creations inspiration!  This week I have a Christmas card!




I used the Christmas Poinsettia and Holly Berry Sets from last year's Christmas collections.  The images are stamped with VersaMark Ink, heat embossed with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel and colored with chalk inks.  Here's a little close up of the flower.




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

I'm submitting this to the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #163 - Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Eggplant Poinsettia

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3551 - Holly Berry PreCut Set
HCPC 3557 - Christmas Poinsettia PreCut Set
HCD 745 - Luggage and Tags Die
HCD 734 - Sun Kissed Fleur Die
HCD 738 - Ornamental Add On Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
459222 - McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 - McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Other Products:

Paper: Neenah Natural White
Ink: VersaMagic Hint of Pesto, Eggplant, VersaMark Watermark
Accessories: Stampendous Pirates Gold Embossing Powder, Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel, heat tool, adhesive pearl, Bisque Ivory Liquid Pearls (Ranger), pop dots, makeup applicators, Cream Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), mini mister with water, Grand Calibur.

Instructions: Make a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base with Natural White. Cut mat with Natural White measuring 4 1/16" x 5 5/16". Wrap 2 pieces of Cream Seam Binding around mat as shown and secure in back. Add mat to base using pop dots.

Stamp Christmas Poinsettia and Holly Berry Leaves (one of each) on Natural White with VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel by applying heat from underneath. Cut all with matching dies. Select 3 different size flowers and apply Eggplant Chalk Ink to center of each petal using makeup applicators so that the color fades to the outside of the petal. Spritz the back of the flowers with water and shape with fingers. Once dry, glue together with Art Institute Glue offsetting petals. Color leaves and swirls with Hint of Pesto Chalk Ink and Eggplant on the berries. Spritz with water on back and shape with fingers and mat and tool kit as desired. Once dry, arrange as shown and glue down with Art Institute Glue. Add adhesive pearl to flower center.

Stamp sentiment on Natural White with VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with Pirates Gold Embossing Powder. Die cut with classic tag from Luggage and Tag Die and add as shown using pop dots. Add dots of Bisque Liquid Pearls as shown.