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 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.


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Peacock Paisley Release - Heartfelt Creations


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the release of the Peacock Paisley Collection!

Brighten your world with the sparkling colors and mesmerizing motifs of Peacock Paisley, the exquisite spring release from Heartfelt Creations. This lush collection sparkles with jewel tones of topaz, sapphire, amber, emerald and turquoise. The artistic flair of exotic peacocks, intricate paisleys, frilled feathers and delightful daisies will captivate your imagination and energize your creativity. Six sumptuous sets of intricately designed, deeply etched red rubber stamps are the perfect companions to a vibrant paper collection that is overflowing with card fronts, cut apart pages, vivid artwork, pre-designed layouts and beautifully layered backgrounds. The Delightful Daisy Die cuts 7 perfect floral layers with one pass through your cutting system. Whether you want to preserve life's most beautiful moments, create with mixed media techniques or design keepsake cards, you'll be proud as a peacock to present the sophisticated elegance of Peacock Paisley.

For my project I used the beautiful Daisy Flourish Set.




I colored the image with a combination of Prismacolor and Polychromo Pencils using mineral spirits, then matted it with yellow-orange and dark blue card stock. I stamped a sentiment directly on the card base using the Classic Message Set and added a fiber bow and some pearls. Kind of a clean and simple design.

The HC Blog is bursting with creativity today! Be sure to check out all the gorgeous creations from the designers this week! Emma Lou also has a new technique video showing you how she made her card using an emboss resist technique.

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #174 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #113 - Flower & Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by today to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


So Special

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3658 - Daisy Flourish Cling
HCPC 3354 - Classic Message Cling
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Other Products:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), teal, yellow-orange (DCWV Stack), Night of Navy (Stampin Up)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder (Stampendous), heat tool, adhesive pearls, fibers, Bow-Easy Tool, glue dots, Scotch Mounting Tape, paper stumps, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Orange, Sunburst Yellow, Yellowed Orange, Chocolate, Indanthrone Blue, Peacock Green, True Green, Polychromos Pencils: Orange Glaze, Dark Cadmium Orange.

Instructions: Card measures 4 3/8" x 6 1/2". Cut teal card stock 8 3/4" x 6 1/2", score at 4 3/8" and fold crease. Stamp sentiment from Classic Message Set on bottom right with Onyx Black and heat emboss with Detail Clear Embossing Powder. Stamp Daisy Flourish image on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink and trim to 3 3/8" x 5". Color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Cut yellow-orange card stock to 3 9/16" x 5 3/16", Night of Navy card stock 3 3/4" x 5 3/8" and glue image and mats together as pictured. Add to card base above sentiment with mounting tape. Make multi-loop bow with fiber using Bow-Easy Tool and add as pictured with glue dots. Add adhesive pearls to image and bow center using glue dots.


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.