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, April 19, 2017

Tropical Cockatoo


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for me to share a little inspiration using Heartfelt Creations stamps, dies and designer papers! This week I have another card using the new Tropical Paradise Collection! Love this collection!





I used the cockatoo image along with a plumeria flower for the focal image. These were colored with pencils and mineral spirits and popped onto an oval shape with a sentiment stamped on it. The background mat is a card panel from the matching designer papers. I liked the way the oval shaped looked with the flowers in each corner.

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 #278-279 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Tropical Cockatoo

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3781 - Tropical Cockatoo Set
HCPC 3782 - Tropical Plumeria Set
HCPC 3765 - Soar on Eagle's Wings Set
HCDP1- 277 - Tropical Paradise Paper Collection
HCD1 7136 - Tropical Cockatoo Die
HCD1 7135 - Tropical Plumeria Die
HCD1 776 - Eyelet Oval Die
Memento Bamboo Leaves Ink
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Designer Dries Clear
Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, White (Recollections); Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, Quick Quotes Lemonade, Banana Bliss; Accessories: Pink Aster Seam Binding, Bow-Easy Tool, glue dots, Scotch Mounting Tape, adhesive pearls, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Deco Pink, Mulberry, Dahlia Purple, Dark Purple, Prussian Green, Dark Green, Black, Sunburst Yellow, Deco Yellow, Cool Grey 20%, 30%, 50%

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/4" x 6 1/4". Cut white cardstock 8 1/2" x 6 1/4", score at 4 1/4" and fold to make card base. Cut card panel pictured from the Tropical Paradise Paper Collection and ink edges with Bamboo Leaves Ink. Wrap a piece of ribbon around mat, secure on back and add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape. Die cut solid oval from Eyelet Oval Die using white cardstock. Ink edges with Lemonade and Banana Bliss Inks, stamp sentiment from Soar on Eagle's Wings Set in Black on bottom of oval and add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Stamp cockatoo image from Tropical Cockatoo set and smallest flower from Tropical Plumeria Set on Solar White with Onyx Black. Color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Die cut with matching dies. Add cockatoo image to oval using Scotch Mounting Tape. Shape flower with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and add as pictured using Designer Dries Clear Glue. Add Lemon Chiffon Prills to flower center using Designer Dries Clear Glue.

Make a 3-loop bow using the Bow-Easy Tool and add as shown using glue dots. Add adhesive pearl to bow center.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tropical Parrot


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the new release of the Tropical Paradise Collection! What a beautiful collection this is! So full of color! Here is a little write up for it:

Join us as we walk the warm, sandy beaches and the glistening ocean laps at the shoreline and help us bid a warm Aloha to the new Tropical Paradise Collection!  Further your equatorial escape with realistically shaped plumeria flowers most commonly known for their inclusion in traditional Hawaiian leis boasting blossoms in pinks, whites, reds and yellows amid their large, leafy foliage.  Discover the unique and breathtaking birds that call this exotic place home, from toucans to parrots, flamingos and cockatoos which have all been beautifully illustrated and assembled into three dynamic cling stamp sets and coordinating dies!  Filled with bright and vibrant colors, the exquisitely designed paper collection will transport you to a tropical island with its fiery sunset reds, dazzling sunny yellows, deep ocean blues and rich leafy greens!  Heartfelt Creations invites you to slip away to utopia with the new Tropical Paradise Collection!  Escape to an exotic paradise where the air is warm, lush rainforests are filled with the calls of outlandish birds of paradise, and the day begins and ends with the most spectacular array of colors!


Here is my first card with this beautiful tropical collection!




The images were all colored with pencils and mineral spirits and cut with their matching dies. The background mat is from the matching designer papers. I love how cheerful the colors are in this collection!

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 #278-279 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #161 - Flowers Theme & Ribbon/Trim
Addicted to Stamps and More #237 - Mark Your Mark

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Tropical Parrot

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3783 - Tropical Paradise Set
HCPC 3781 - Tropical Cockatoo Set
HCPC 3782 - Tropical Plumeria Set
HCDP1- 277 - Tropical Paradise Paper Collection
HCD1 7136 - Tropical Cockatoo Die
HCD1 7135 - Tropical Plumeria Die
HCD1 7137 - Tropical Paradise Die
HCD1 776 - Eyelet Oval Die
Memento Bamboo Leaves Ink
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Designer Dries Clear
Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, White 12" x 12" (Recollections); Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black; Accessories: Pink Aster Seam Binding, Bow-Easy Tool, glue dots, Scotch Mounting Tape, adhesive pearls, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Deco Pink, Mulberry, Dahlia Purple, Dark Purple, Prussian Green, Dark Green, Black, Sunburst Yellow, Goldenrod

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/2" x 6". Cut white cardstock 12" x 4 1/2", score at 6" and fold to make card base. Cut green designer paper from the Tropical Paradise Paper Collection 5 13/16" x 4 5/16" and ink edges with Bamboo Leaves Ink. Wrap a piece of ribbon around mat, secure on back and add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape. Die cut scalloped edge oval from Eyelet Oval Die using white cardstock and add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape.

On Solar White with Onyx Black Ink, stamp parrot and leaf stems from Tropical Paradise Set, leaves from Tropical Cockatoo Set and 2 small and 1 medium flower from Tropical Plumeria Set. Color all images with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Die cut all with matching dies. Shape flowers and leaves with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Add parrot to oval with Scotch Mounting Tape adhering upper body only. Arrange and glue down leaves on each side of the parrot's tail using Designer Dries Clear Glue. Add flowers as shown and add Lemon Chiffon Prills to the flower centers using Designer Dries Clear Glue.

Make a 3-loop bow using the Bow-Easy Tool and add as shown using glue dots. Add adhesive pearls to bow center and card mat.
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Monkeys Special Day


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for some Heartfelt Creations inspiration! I have one more card to show you using the Monkeying Around Collection! This week I used the Grooming Monkeys image from the Monkey Antics Set.




The monkey image is colored with pencils and mineral spirits and cut with the matching die. The mat is from the Monkeying Around Paper Collection which I trimmed down to size. I then die cut the tropical flowers from the leftover piece using the matching die and popped it on the bottom of the monkeys. The sentiment tag is also from the paper collection which was cut using the Luggage and Tags Die.

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

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #276-277 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Blessings!

Kathy


Monkeys Special Day

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3779 - Monkey Antics Cling Set
HCD1 7132 - Palm Tree & Monkey Die
HCD1 7134 - Monkey Antics Die
HCD1 745 - Luggage & Tags Die
HCDP 276 - Monkeying Around Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Designer Dries Clear

Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, White (Recollections), Early Espresso, Very Vanilla (Stampin Up); Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, Java (Quick Quotes); Accessories: Clear Wink of Stella, Pebbles Chalk - Pink, Scotch Mounting Tape, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Sepia, Espresso, Black, Putty Beige

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/4" x 4 1/4". Cut Very Vanilla 4 1/4" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" and fold to make card base. Cut Early Espresso 3 7/8" x 3 7/8". Cut card panel pictured from designer paper and trim off one end of flowers so it measures 3 5/8" long. Ink edges with Java Ink and glue to Early Espresso mat and add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape. Die cut flowers from the piece that was cut off using the Palm Tree & Monkey Die, shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and set aside.

On Solar White with Onyx Black stamp monkeys from the Monkey Antics Set, color with pencils and mineral spirits and die cut with matching Monkey Antics Die. Add additional color to monkey "cheeks" using pink Pebbles Chalk. Add monkeys to card using Scotch Mounting Tape. Add die cut flowers over bottom of monkeys using Scotch Mounting Tape. Die cut sentiment ticket from designer paper using the matching die from Luggage & Tags Die. Shape with a pencil to curl slightly and add as pictured trimming off right side as needed to fit under monkey. Add Lemon Chiffon Prills to all flower centers using Designer Dries Clear glue.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Monkey Trio


Happy Wednesday!

I have another card today using Heartfelt Creations' Monkeying Around Collection!

This time I'm using the Hide 'n Seek monkey image from the Relaxin' Monkeys Set.




I colored the image with pencils and mineral spirits and used Peebles chalk to shade the background and the monkey's "cheeks". The mat over the image and sentiment tag are cut from the matching Monkeying Around Paper Collection.

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

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #274-275 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Monkey Trio

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPD 3780 - Relaxin Monkeys Cling Set
HCD1 745 - Luggage & Tags Die
HCDP 276 - Monkeying Around Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Designer Dries Clear
Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, White (Recollections); Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, Green Tea (Quick Quotes); Accessories: Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, button, Tobacco Seam Binding, Brown Burlap String, Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon), glue dots, Scotch Mounting Tape, Pebbles Chalks - blue, green, pink, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Sepia, Espresso, Black, Putty Beige, Olive Green

Instructions: Card measures 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". Cut white cardstock 5 1/2" x 11", score at 5 1/2" and fold to make card base. Cut 6" x 6" card panel from designer paper, trim down to 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" as shown, die cut center circle using Standard Circles Large Die, ink edges with Green Tea Ink and set aside.

Stamp monkey image on Solar White with Onyx Black and color with pencils using mineral spirits. Using Pebbles Chalks color monkey "cheeks" with pink and fill in white space around image using blue and green chalks. Trim image down so it fits behind card panel mat and adhere together.

Wrap Tobacco Seam Binding around mat/image as pictured and add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape. Make a 3-loop bow using Bow-Easy Tool and add as pictured using glue dots. Thread button with Brown Burlap String and add to bow center with glue dots. Die cut sentiment tag from designer paper using matching die from Luggage and Tags Die Set. Ink edges with Green Tea Ink, shape with pencil to curl and add as pictured.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Hanging Monkeys


Happy Wednesday!

This week I have another card made with Heartfelt Creations' Monkeying Around Collection! These little monkeys are so cute!




The images are all colored with pencils and mineral spirits and cut with the matching dies. Being able to die cut them makes it easy and fun to put scenes together! The papers used for the mat, oval and sentiment were all taken from the Monkeying Around Paper Collection.

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

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #274-275 - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Hanging Monkeys

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3777 - Palm Tree & Monkeys Cling
HCPC 3779 - Monkey Antics Cling
HCD1 7132 - Palm Tree & Monkey Die
HCD1 7134 - Monkey Antics Die
HCD1 776 - Eyelet Oval Die
HCDP 276 - Monkeying Around Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Designer Dries Clear
SMP001 - Stamp Mat Pad
Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, White (Recollections), Early Espresso (Stampin Up); Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, Quick Quotes Java, Green Tea; Accessories: mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Sepia, Espresso, Black, Putty Beige, Pink Rose, Olive Green, Sand, Scotch Mounting Tape, glue dots, tape, die cutting machine, button, Brown Burlap String, Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon)

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/4" x 5 7/8". Cut white cardstock 8 1/2" x 5 7/8", score at 4 1/4" and fold to make card base. Cut Early Espresso 4 1/16" x 5 11/16". Cut green designer paper 3 7/8" x 5 1/2", ink edges with Green Tea Ink and glue to Early Espresso mat. Wrap piece of Brown Burlap String around left side from top to bottom three times and adhere on back with tape. Add mats to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape. Die cut yellow designer paper using oval from Eyelet Oval Die, ink edges with Java Ink and adhere to card with Scotch Mounting Tape.

On Solar White with Onyx Black Ink stamp palm tree and swinging monkey from Palm Tree & Monkeys Cling and two monkey images shown from Monkey Antics Cling. Color images with pencils and mineral spirits. Die cut images with matching dies and add images to oval using Scotch Mounting Tape.

Trim sentiment from designer paper, ink edges with Java Ink and curl using a pen and fingers. Glue down as pictured tucking right side under monkey. Make a multi-loop bow with Brown Burlap String using Bow-Easy Tool and add to card using glue dots. Thread string in button and add to bow center using glue dots.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

New Monkeying Around Collection


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 Monkeying Around Collection! Here is a little write up for it.

Are you ready for an adventure?  Grab your water bottle, sunscreen, and safari hat and join us as we explore exotic jungles taking in the lively and entertaining antics of the new Monkeying Around Collection by Heartfelt Creations!  Filled with amusing illustrations of ever so charming monkeys, this newest collection is sure to have you “going bananas” with excitement!  Four entertaining cling stamp sets supply you with an assortment of fun filled, mix and match monkey images to create just the right amount of monkey mayhem for any of your paper crafting project needs, while various sized palm tree fronds, floral accents, bananas, coconuts along with lush palm tree die cuts add a dimensional tropical feeling to your projects with ease!  Trek through a paper collection filled with deep jungle greens, sunlit yellows and ocean like blues, accented with balmy breeze teals, pretty floral pinks and a hint of sunset reds creating just the right tropical color palette to showcase these adorable apes on cards, scrapbook layouts or altered art pieces.  So, come along with us as we join in with the monkey chatter, swing from vine to vine and take part in the shenanigans of the new Monkeying Around Collection!





For my first project with this collection I used the Relaxin' Monkeys Set for the main image. I also added a palm tree and flowers from the Palm Tree & Monkeys Set and branches from the Monkeying Around Set. The images were colored with pencils and mineral spirits and, except for the main image, were cut with the matching dies. The mat and sentiment were cut from the designer papers. The "window" in the mat was created by using the Cut Mat Create Die.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see what the designers have for you using this collection! Emma Lou also has a video showing you how to create a pop up scene using this new collection!

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #272-273 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #159 - Show Me the Green & Ribbon/Trim
Crafty Cardmakers #183 - Go Green
Addicted to Stamps & More #232 - Make Your Mark

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Relaxing Monkey

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3777 - Palm Tree & Monkeys Cling
HCPC 3778 - Monkeying Around Cling
HCPC 3780 - Relaxin' Monkeys Cling
HCD1 7132 - Palm Tree & Monkey Die
HCD1 7133 - Monkeying Around Die
HCD1 751 - Cut Mat Create 2A Die
HCDP 276 - Monkeying Around Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Designer Dries Clear

Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, White 12" x 12" (Recollections), Early Espresso (Stampin Up); Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, Peeled Paint Distress; Accessories: Pink Shimmers Chalk, Clear Wink of Stella, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Sepia, Espresso, Black, Putty Beige, Pink Rose, Nectar, Olive Green, Jasmine, Goldenrod, Yellow Ochre, Chocolate, Cool Greys 20%, 70%, 90%, Scotch Mounting Tape, glue dots, die cutting machine, button, Ivory Burlap String (May Arts)

Instructions: Card measures 6" x 6". Cut white cardstock 6" x 12", score at 6" and fold to make card base. Cut Early Espresso 6" x 6" and glue to card base. Cut 6" x 6" card panel from Monkeying Around Paper Collection, trim 1/8" off all 4 sides and die cut center with large rounded square die from Cut Mat Create 2A Set. Ink all edges with Peeled Paint Ink. Set aside.

On Solar White with Onyx Black Ink stamp relaxing monkey from Relaxin' Monkey Set. Color with pencils and mineral spirits. Add pink chalk to monkey's "cheeks". Trim image down to fit behind card panel window and tape to back so image appears as pictured. Add card panel/image to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape.

On Solar White with Onyx Black Ink stamp palm tree, flowers (Palm Tree & Monkey Set) and palm branches (Monkeying Around Set). Color with pencils and mineral spirits and die cut with matching dies. Add tree and flowers as shown with Scotch Mounting Tape and glue branches behind flowers. Trim sentiment from paper collection, ink edges with Peeled Paint Ink, curl using a pencil and add as pictured with glue. Add Fuzzy Navel Prills to flower centers using Designer Dries Clear Glue. Once dry, paint flowers and prills with Clear Wink of Stella.

 Thread twine in button, tie bow on back and add to top right of card using glue dots.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Pink Dogwood Frame Card


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for me to share a little inspiration with Heartfelt Creations! This week I have another card using the beautiful Flowering Dogwood Collection!





I love these flowers and they are so easy to work with! I used the floral frame from the Flowering Dogwood Branches Set and Die and then added additional flowers and leaves using the Flowering Dogwood Set and Die. All the images were colored with pencils and mineral spirits.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to see the beautiful creations by the designers this week! There is also sneak peek of the next collection coming up!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #270-271 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #158 - Celebrate Theme with ribbon/trim
Crafty Carmakers #182 - Add some texture

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Pink Dogwood Frame

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3773 - Flowering Dogwood Set
HCPC 3774 - Flowering Dogwood Branches Set
HCPC 3776 - Dogwood Chapel Set
HCD1 7129 - Flowering Dogwood Die
HCD1 7130 - Flowering Dogwood & Doves Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Designer Dries Clear

Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, White (Recollections), burgundy; Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, Quick Quotes Razzberry; Accessories: Stampin Up Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Avocado Liquid Pearls, Clear Wink of Stella, ribbon, Bow-Easy Tool, adhesive pearl, glue dots, Scotch Mounting Tape, die cutting machine, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Deco Pink, Hot Pink, Processed Red, Black Raspberry, Kelp Green, Marine Green

Instructions: Card Measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Cut burgundy cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" and fold to make card base. Cut white cardstock 4 1/16" x 5 5/16", emboss with folder, stamp sentiment from Dogwood Chapel Set on lower right and add to card base with SMT.

Stamp on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink the floral frame (Flowering Dogwood Branches Set) and an assortment of flowers and leaves (Flowering Dogwood Set). Color images with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Lightly spray backs of images with water and shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Ink edges of flowers with Razzberry Ink. Add floral frame to card using SMT as pictured. Add Avocado Liquid Pearls to flower centers on frame. Make multi-loop bow using ribbon and Bow-Easy Tool and add to top right of frame using glue dots. Add pearl to center of bow.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Flowering Dogwood Collection Release


Happy Wednesday!

Today is the day for the new release of the Flowering Dogwood Collection!  I just LOVE this collection! So beautiful for Easter, but also fitting for many other occasions! Here's a little write-up about it for you.

Heartfelt Creations invites you to usher in the spring season with the new Flowering Dogwood Collection!  Immerse yourself in this newest springtime assembling of designer papers, divinely detailed cling stamps and coordinating dies steeped with beautiful meanings and symbolism perfect for the Easter Season!  The dogwood tree is surrounded by a mesmerizing legend within the Christian faith…once the size of a mighty oak tree it was chosen to be used to construct the cross on which Jesus was to be crucified.  The tree became unhappy with its purpose and would never again grow large enough to ever build another cross.  Its branches would become narrow and crooked and no longer suitable for construction.  The delicate dogwood flower itself is a wonderful symbol of the Easter season…four petals that resemble the shape of a cross, the center laid as a crown of thorns, at the tip of each petal an indent resembling nail punctures, and a reddish hue around those indents resembling the blood of Jesus.  Soft and pastel in coloring, this newest paper collection reveals beautiful springtime shades of pinks, peaches, and greens which set stunning backdrops for scripted lettering and graceful swirls, while darker hints of blues and blacks bring out the gorgeous detail and coloring of the showy dogwood florals.  Bountiful blossom filled branches, peaceful white doves and hillside chapels are just a few of the beautiful illustrations found within the cling stamp sets!  Assemble the perfect dimensional dogwood flower using the varying sized petals within the Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamps Set and die cut using the coordinating dies.  The ideal collection to send out springtime and Easter wishes to friends and family!


Here is my card for this week!




The front of the card has a shorter width so that the right side of the inside of the card shows with the front.  Here's a view of the inside of the card.



The images were all colored with pencils and mineral spirits and cut with their matching dies. I love this dogwood branch and can see it being used lots of different ways for simple cards or more complex cards.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week! Emma Lou also has a new video for you showing you different ways to shape the dogwood flower!

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #268-269 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


He Lives!

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3773 - Flowering Dogwood Set
HCPC 3774 - Flowering Dogwood Branches Set
HCPC 3775 - Flowering Dogwood & Doves Set
HCPC 3776 - Dogwood Chapel Set
HCD1 7129 - Flowering Dogwood Die
HCD1 7130 - Flowering Dogwood & Doves Die
HCD1 7131 - Flowering Dogwood & Doves Die
HCDP1 275 - Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Designer Dries Clear
Lettuce Entertain You Prills

Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, White (Recollections); Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMagic Perfect Plumeria, Quick Quotes Razzberry; Accessories: Rosa Embossing Folder and Border (Cuttlebug), Stampin Up Punches: Large Oval and Scallop Oval, piercing tool and mat, make-up applicators, Scotch Mounting Tape, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Deco Pink, Hot Pink, Processed Red, Black Raspberry, Sage Green, Olive Green, Kelp Green, Marine Green, Cool Greys 20%, 50%, Espresso, Yellow Ochre, Clear Wink of Stella, White Opal Liquid Pearls, Scotch Mounting Tape

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/4" x 6". Cut white cardstock 7 1/4" x 6", score at 4 1/4" and fold to make base. Cut pink designer paper 4 1/16" x 5 13/16", ink edges with Perfect Plum and glue inside card. Cut white 1" x 5 11/16", emboss with border folder and glue in place on right side as shown. Cut pink designer paper 2 13/16" x 5 13/16", ink edges with Perfect Plum and add to front with Scotch Mounting Tape. Cut white 2 11/16" x 5 11/16", emboss with Rosa folder and glue to pink designer paper mat on front. Cut pink designer paper 2 3/8" x 5 1/8", ink edges with Perfect Plumeria and add as pictured with Scotch Mounting Tape. Cut white cardstock 2 3/16" x 4 15/16", pierce around outside edges and adhere to pink mat.

Stamp dogwood branch (Flowering Dogwood Branches Set), dove (Flowering Dogwood & Doves Set), flowers and leaves for one small flower and one small leaf (Flowering Dogwood Set) on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink. Color images with pencils and mineral spirits and cut with matching dies. Glue dogwood branch to front on white mat. Glue small flower and leaves on lower right inside of card. Punch Large Oval with pink designer paper, ink edges with Perfect Plumeria and glue down as pictured. Stamp "He Lives!" sentiment (Dogwood Chapel Set) on white with Onyx Black Ink, punch out with Scallop Oval Punch and add to pink oval with Scotch Mounting Tape. Add dove as pictured with Scotch Mounting Tape. Add Lettuce Entertain You Prills to flower centers using Designer Dries Clear Glue. Apply Clear Wink of Stella to flower tips and dove as desired. Add White Opal Liquid Pearls to embossed flower centers and as desired around images.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

I Love You a Latte


Happy Wednesday!

This week I decided to make a card for Valentine's Day using one of the older sets from the Coffee Talk Collection.





The cup and spoon are stamped with black ink and embossed with clear powder. The "I Love You a Latte" sentiment in the swirl is heat embossed with Red powder. All three pieces have matching dies so you can place them wherever you want and "pop" them for dimension.

I colored the flowers on the cup using Stampin Up markers and a Blender Pen.

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 #268-269 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #156 - Red and/or Pink and Ribbon or Trim
Crafty Carmakers #181 - Love, Love, Love

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


I Love You A Latte

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3709 - Coffee Talk Stamp Set
HCPC 3354 - Classic Message Stamp Set
HCD1 782 - Coffee Talk Die
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Designer Dries Clear
Other Products: Papers: Neenah Solar White, Real Red (Stampin Up), black (Recollections); Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark; Accessories: Stampin Up Markers: Pink Pirouette, Pretty In Pink, Real Red, Blender Pen, red pearl thread, Black Twill, Red Gingham Ribbon, Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder (Stampin Up), rhinestones, button, heat tool, Red Embossing Powder (Inkadinkado), Detailed Clear Embossing Powder (Stampendous), Scotch Mounting Tape, glue dots, Aleene's Paper Glaze

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Cut black cardstock 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/4" and fold to make card base. Cut Real Red 4 1/16" x 5 5/16" and add to base with Scotch Mounting Tape. Cut Solar White 3 7/8" x 5 1/8", emboss all except the bottom 1 1/4" and stamp sentiment on bottom with Onyx Black Ink. Add Black Twill as shown and adhere to back, then glue to Real Red mat.

Stamp cup and spoon with Onyx Black on Solar White and heat emboss with Detail Clear Powder. Stamp "I Love You a Latte" sentiment on Solar White with VersaMark and heat emboss with Red Powder. Cut each with their matching dies. Color the flowers on the cup with markers using the Blender Pen and a clear acrylic block. Add cup and sentiment as pictured using glue and Scotch Mounting Tape. Add spoon using glue dots and Scotch Mounting Tape.

Make 3-loop bow with Red Gingham Ribbon and Bow-Easy Tool. Add over spoon with glue dots. Thread button with red pearl thread and add over knot on bow with glue dots. Add rhinestones to flower centers on cup and top right corner of card using Aleene's Paper Glaze.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Fairy Cottage Wall Hanging


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the new release from Heartfelt Creations, the Wildwood Cottage Collection!!! Here is a little write-up for it!

Come away with us and discover the whimsical world of Wildwood Cottage, the newest collection by Heartfelt Creations.  Unleash your imagination and explore magical gardens filled with light and airy florals, chirping birds, fluttering butterflies and of course the playful and enchanting sprites that call these gardens home.  Create your very own captivating fairy garden with this extraordinary collection featuring four beautifully illustrated cling stamp sets and coordinating dies!  Fill your fanciful garden scenes with playful fairies, dimensional garden accents, cheery florals and of course enchanting cottages for the spirited sprites to call home.  The softly hued paper collection is sprinkled with pretty garden shades resembling moss like greens, lilac lavenders, pansy purples and hydrangea blues accented with daisy like yellows, whites and petunia pinks!  Delicate chevrons, ornate floral swirls, along with dainty polka dots and eyelet lace like designs are just a few of the graceful finishes showcased among this decorative paper collection and have been incorporated into heartwarming full page cottage and garden scenes ideal for scrapbook layouts, as well as various sized premade card front panels ideal for quick and easy card bases!  The perfect collection to add a touch of sunshine, and bring smiles to the faces of friends and loved ones during those long winter days!


This is such an adorable collection for little girls! Just love the little house with all the elements to create the perfect cottage scene! For my creation this week, I decided to make a wall hanging with a cute fairy cottage scene.



The base of the wall hanging is a page from a chipboard album I bought at Michaels that I covered with  the Wildwood Cottage Paper Collection. The cottage is cut from white with the Wildwood Cottage Die and embossed with Ditsy Dots Embossing Folder The roof is cut with gray cardstock using the same die set. All the other elements are stamped with black ink, colored with pencils and mineral spirits and die cut with the matching dies. Everything here has a matching die which makes putting these little scene together so much easier!

Here is a little close-up of the fairies.





To add some sparkle, I used Clear Wink of Stella on the fairy's wings and then dusted with Shell White Glitter. I also used Clear Wink of Stella on the flower petals.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to see all the gorgeous creations by the designers this week! So much talent there!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #264-265 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #155 - Anything Goes with Ribbon/Trim

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit! I hope I leave you with a little inspiration!

Blessings!

Kathy


Fairy Cottage Wall Hanging

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3769 - Wildwood Florals Stamp Set
HCPC 3770 - Wildwood Cottage Darlings Stamp Set
HCPC 3771 - Wildwood Cottage Stamp Set
HCPC 3772 - Wildwood Cottage Accents Stamp Set
HCD1-7125 - Wildwood Florals Die
HCD1-7126 - Wildwood Cottage Darlings Die
HCD1-7127 - Wildwood Cottage Die
HCD1-7128 - Wildwood Cottage Accents Die
HCDP1 274 - Wildwood Cottage Paper Collection
Shell White Glitter
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Designer Dries Clear
Other Products: Papers: Neenah Solar White, Recollections Gray, White; Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, Ranger Victorian Velvet Distress; Accessories: Recollections chipboard album, make-up applicator, emory board, adhesive pearls, Wink of Stella Clear, Scotch Mounting Tape, glue dots, pop dots, Mod Podge, brush, Bow-Easy Tool, Offray gray ribbon, May Arts White Silk Ribbon, jewelry spacers, Tattered Lace Ditsy Dots Embossing Folder, hole punch, pencil, scissors, die cutting machine, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Slate Grey, Kelly Green, Ginger Root, Jade Green, Celadon Green, Grass Green, Pink Rose, Mulberry, Periwinkle, Light Umber, Cream, Light Peach, Beige Sienna, Mahogany Red, Cool Grey 50%, Jasmine, Crimson Red, Tuscan Red, Yellow Ochre, Goldenrod, Chocolate, Dark Brown, Espresso

Instructions: Wall hanging measures 8" x 8". Using one page from chipboard album, trace chipboard on pink designer paper with a pencil and trim with scissors. Erase any pencil marks remaining and adhere paper to chipboard using Mod Podge. (I applied a light coating to both chipboard and designer paper.) Make sure all bubbles are smoothed out and let dry completely. Punch 2 small holes for hanging. Sand edges lightly with emory board if needed to smooth edges. Lightly ink edges with Victorian Velvet Ink.

Die cut house shape from white cardstock using Wildwood Cottage Die. Emboss with Ditsy Dots Embossing Folder. Die cut roof twice with grey using same die set. Add house to chipboard piece using Scotch Mounting Tape, glue roof to house, then add second roof piece using Scotch Mounting Tape.

Stamp windows, doors and sign from Wildwood Cottage Set on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink. Color with pencils and mineral spirits and die cut with matching dies from Wildwood Cottage Die Set.

Stamp walkway, fence and grass from Wildwood Cottage Accents Set on Solar White with Onyx Black. Color with pencils and mineral spirits, then die cut with matching dies from Wildwood Cottage Accents Die Set.

Stamp various flowers and leaves from Wildwood Floral Stamp Set on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink. Color with pencils and mineral spirits, then die cut with matching dies from Wildwood Florals Die Set. Shape flowers with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Stamp mushrooms and two of the fairies from Wildwood Cottage Darlings Set on Solar White with Onyx Black. Color with pencils and mineral spirits, then die cut with matching dies from Wildwood Cottage Darlings Die Set.

To assemble, cut grass into two pieces and glue one on each side of house as pictured. Add door and windows using Scotch Mounting Tape. Add sign using glue and Scotch Mounting Tape. Add Fence with Scotch Mounting Tape. Glue down walkway as pictured using Designer Dries Clear Glue. Add flowers using Designer Dries Clear Glue glue and Scotch Mounting Tape as pictured cutting flower spray into two pieces and adding to each side of the door. Add fairies and mushrooms with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Add adhesive pearls to roof and doorknob. Add Lemon Chiffon Prills to flower centers using Designer Dries Clear Glue and Wink of Stella to flower petals. Add Wink of Stella to fairy wings, then dust with Shell White Glitter.

For hanging, thread grey ribbon through holes, thread jewelry spacer through front of ribbon, and glue down trimmed tail of ribbon with glue dots. Make two 7-loop bows using Bow-Easy Tool and White Silk Ribbon. Add over spacer bead with glue dots. Add adhesive pearls to bow centers.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Christmas Skates Card


Hi there!

Just a quick post to show you a simple Christmas card I made using the Celebrate the Season Collection from Heartfelt Creations.





I used the Celebrate the Season Designer Papers for the image block and the purple mat. The skates and leaves were stamped on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink, colored with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps and die cut with matching dies. The skates were popped for dimension and the leaves were shaped, offset and glued over the skate laces. Before adding the mat to the card I stamped the sentiment using Seedless Preserves Ink.

Here is a picture of the inside of the card.




I used the sentiment from the Gift Wrapped Presents Set for the image, stamping on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink. I colored this with pencils and mineral spirits and trimmed it down. This is matted with turquoise designer paper that was inked with Baja Blue Ink.

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #264-265 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Blessings!

Kathy


Christmas Skates Card

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3747 - Celebrate the Season Set
HCPC 3745 - Ornate Sleigh Set
HCPC 3748 - Gift Wrapped Presents Set
HCD1-7104 - Ornate Sleight and Presents Die
HCD1-7106 - Celebrate the Season Die
HCDP1-268 - Celebrate the Season Designer Papers
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Designer Dries Clear
Other Products: Papers: Neenah Solar White, Recollections White; Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, Seedless Preserves Distress Ink, Quick Quotes Baja Blue; Accessories: Scotch Mounting Tape, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Lavender, Parma Violet, Violet, Dark Purple, Muted Turquoise, Peacock Blue, Deco Aqua, Light Aqua, Aquamarine, Cobalt Turquoise

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Cut white cardstock 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/4" and fold to make card base. Trim block (pictured) from designer paper and ink edges with Seedless Preserves. Cut purple designer paper mat slightly larger than block, ink edges with Seedless Preserves and glue pieces together. Stamp sentiment with Seedless Preserves Ink as shown and add mats to card using Scotch Mounting Tape.

Stamp leaves and skates on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink. Color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Shape leaves using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Add skates using Scotch Mounting Tape. Glue leaves as pictured using Designer Dries Clear Glue.

For inside of card, stamp sentiment from Gift Wrapped Presents Set on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink. Color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Trim down image and mat with turquoise designer paper that has been inked with Baja Blue Ink. Add to inside of card using Designer Dries Clear Glue.