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, 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.



Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Heartthrob - Heartfelt Creations


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little inspiration from Heartfelt Creations!  This week I have a sweet hummingbird and bleeding heart card for you!




This image is from the Heartthrob PreCut Set which I colored with pencils and mineral spirits and then die cut it with the Elegant Ovals Die.  I stamped the image again to color an extra hummingbird that I could then pop on top of the original image to make it stand out a little more.

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

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #161 - Anything Goes.

Thanks for visiting me today!

Blessings!

Kathy


Heartthrob

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3641 - Heartthrob PreCut Set
452255 - Grand Calibur
368770 - Scor-Pal
Other Products:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Sunrise Orchid (Coredinations)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Scrollwork Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Elegant Ovals (Spellbinders), adhesive pearls (Recollections), cotton fibers, Bow-Easy Tool, heart button, glue dots, foam mounting tape (Scotch), mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Pink Rose, Magenta, Mahogany Red, Black, Kelp Green, Marine Green.

Instructions: Make white card base measuring 4 1/2" x 5 5/8". Cut mat with Sunrise Orchid measuring 4 5/16" x 5 7/16" and white mat 4 1/8" x 5 1/4". Emboss white mat with folder and glue mats together. Add to card base with pop dots.

Stamp Heartthrob image on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink twice. Color one image completely and the bird only on the second with pencils and mineral spirits. Die cut the full image with Elegant Ovals and fussy cut the hummingbird. Lightly ink the bird edges with black ink and add to main image with pop dots. Add oval image to card with pop dots.

Make multi-loop bow with fibers and bow tool and add to image as pictured using glue dots. Thread fiber through button and add to bow center with glue dots. Add adhesive pearls to top right.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Romantique Garden Release


Happy Friday!

Lots going on today at Heartfelt Creations! First, today is the release of the new Romantique Garden Collection!

Love is in full bloom with the Romantique Garden collection from Heartfelt Creations.  A romantic symphony composed in subtle shades of pink, fuchsia, green, cream and charcoal harmonizes beautifully with picturesque images of dainty hummingbirds, devoted love birds, graceful swans and delicate bleeding heart bushes.  Ornate ironwork backgrounds are in perfect harmony with layered elements of vintage sheet music, lace, flowing handwriting, scrollwork, florals, stripes and flourishes.  Six hand drawn stamp sets capture the idyllic beauty of a peaceful garden where swans glide across the surface of a glassy lake, nesting lovebirds are wreathed in flowers, and hummingbirds sip nectar from blossom laden branches of exquisite beauty.  The coordinating die cuts feature elegant swirled stems, a graduated set of bleeding heart blossoms and a majestic pair of swimming swans.  Dreamy and idyllic, uplifting and inspiring, romantic and moving as a masterfully scored concerto, this enchanting collection is a celebration of love and life amidst the extraordinary beauty of nature.

Next, there are some fun Black Friday specials going on today only!  You can check them all out here on the HC Blog!

Here is my first card using this beautiful new collection!




Such a sweet image of birds and bleeding hearts!  I colored this and the flowers with pencils and mineral spirits.  The flowers are from an old Posy Patch stamp and die that go with this image perfectly.  I love that HC often designs their new products to go with older ones!  The leaves and corner flourish are from the Cut Mat Create Collection, I love both of these under the flowers.

Be sure to visit the HC Blog today to see the gorgeous collection of projects by the designers this week along with some fun Black Friday specials to indulge in if you choose!

I'm submitting this to the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #160 - Anything Goes.

Blessings!

Kathy


Love Bird Hangout

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3639 - Love Bird Hangout PreCut Set
HCPC 3303 - Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
HCD 750 - Cut Mat Create 1B Die
HCD 751 - Cut Mat Create 2A Die
HCD 752 - Cut Mat Create 2B Die
HCD 701 - Posy Patch Die
HCDP1 - Romantique Garden Paper Collection
452255 - Grand Calibur
368770 - Scor-Pal
DDOTS - Double Dots
459222 - McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 - McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Other Products:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Crushed Olive Distressed, Sunrise Orchid (Coredinations), Ballet Blue (SU)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Peeled Paint Distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Buttercup Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Bow-Easy Tool, ribbon, button, embroidery floss, pop dots, glue dots, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Blue Violet Lake, Imperial Violet, Violet Blue, Cream, Jasmine, Kelp Green, Marine Green, Pink Rose, Magenta, Mahogany Red, Sandbar Brown, Espresso, Black.

Instructions: Make white card base measuring 5 1/2" square. Cut the following mats: Sunrise Orchid measuring 5 1/4" square, Ballet Blue 5" square and green designer paper 4 3/4" square. Cut center of green designer paper mat with Large Rounded Square from HCD 751 Cut Mat Create 2A Die to create a 'frame'. Ink edges with Peeled Paint Ink and set aside. Glue blue and pink mats together and add to card base with Double Dots.

Stamp Love Bird Hangout image on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink and color with pencils and mineral spirits. Trim to fit behind green designer paper mat 'frame' and add to mat using pop dots. Adhere to mats on card as pictured.

Die cut 2 Lacy Corner Flourishes from Cut Mat Create 2B Die and add to 'frame' corners as pictured. Using Crushed Olive card stock, die cut 1 Small Vine using Cut Mat Create 1B Die and 1 Small Leaf using Cut Mat Create 2A Die. Glue over corner flourishes as pictured. Stamp Posy Patch Flowers on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink using 2 smallest, 2 next size up and 1 next size up. Color with pencils and mineral spirits and cut with matching Posy Patch Die.  Spritz back of flowers lightly with water then shape with mat and tool kit. Add Lemon Chiffon Prills to flower centers using Art Institute Glue (AIG). Once dry, add to corners as shown using AIG. Add Buttercup Liquid Pearls to flower centers on image. Make 3-loop bow with ribbon and Bow-Easy Tool and add to card as pictured using glue dots. Thread yellow floss in button and add to bow center with glue dots.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Black Friday Preview


Happy Wednesday!

Just wanted to let everyone know that Heartfelt Creations will be releasing their new Romantique Garden Collection on Friday this week!  You can see a sneak peek of some of the projects using the collection on their blog today here.  Also, you can read all about some fun Black Friday specials going on starting Friday 12:01 am!

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

Blessings!

Kathy

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sun Kissed Thank You


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little inspiration from Heartfelt Creations!  This week I have a little thank you note using Sun Kissed flowers and a floral flourish from the Cut Mat Create Collection.




The card base is made using the large rounded rectangle die from the Cut Mat Create Collection.  The sentiment is from the Arianna Bird Haven Set. I cut the floral flourish with white card stock and glued it directly on the card base.  The Sun Kissed flowers are stamped with Victorian Velvet Ink, cut with the matching die and then inked with Razz-Berry Chalk Ink.  I love this Razz-Berry color!  After shaping the flowers I added Prills to the centers and then glued them to the card.  I then added some White Opal Liquid Pearls to the flourish to all a little dimension.  (If you would like a closer look, you can click on the picture for a better view.)

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week!  There's a beautiful variety of collections used and I love seeing all the new designers work!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #159 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings!

Kathy


Sun Kissed Thank You

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3611 - Arianna Bird Haven PreCut Set
HCPC 3533 - Sun Kissed Fleur PreCut Set
HCD2 752 - Cut Mat Create 2B Die
HCD 734 - Sun Kissed Fleur Die
452255 - Grand Calibur
368770 - Scor-Pal
459222 - McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 - McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Other Products:

Paper: Neenah Solar White
Ink: VersaFine Black Onyx, Ranger Victorian Velvet Distress, Quick Quotes Razz-Berry
Accessories: Stampendous Detail Clear Embossing Powder, heat tool, make up applicators, Ranger Mini Mister with water, Ranger White Opal Liquid Pearls.

Instructions: Card measures 3 1/2" x 4 1/2". Cut white card stock 5" x 8", score at 4" and fold crease. Create card base from this using large rounded rectangle from the Cut Mat Create 2B Die set by placing die edge just above fold and die cutting it. Stamp sentiment from Arianna Bird Haven Set with Onyx Black on lower left of card. Die cut large floral flourish with white, pinch leaves with fingers and glue on top right of card as pictured using Art Institute Glue and Metal Glue Tip. Stamp Sun Kissed Fleur Set on white with Victorian Velvet and heat emboss with Detail Clear Embossing Powder. Die cut with matching Sun Kissed Fleur Die. Select 6 smallest flowers and ink outside edges with Razz-Berry Chalk Ink using make up applicators. Lightly spritz the back of the flowers with water, pat excess water with paper towel, then shape with mat and tool kit. Once dry, glue to Floral Flourish as pictured. Add Minnie Pearls Prills to flower centers using Art Institute Glue. Add dots of White Opal Liquid Pearls to Floral Flourish as desired.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Pink Poinsettia Ornament - Heartfelt Creations


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little inspiration from Heartfelt Creations!  This week I have a little Christmas ornament to show you!



In real life this is actually really pretty!  It's one of those projects that is just plain difficult to photo!  If you click on the photo itself, you can get a better view of it if you like.

The base of the ornament is made using the Raindrops on Roses Die. The flower is the Christmas Poinsettia done with white card stock, heat embossed with white powder and colored with chalk ink.  The full instructions are at the bottom of my post if you would like to try it out for Christmas gifts this year!

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week!  There's also a sneak peek of the collection being released on Black Friday!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #158 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Pink Poinsettia Ornament

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3557 - Christmas Poinsettia PreCut Set
HCD 734 - Sun Kissed Fleur Die
HCD 743 - Raindrops on Roses Die
452255 - Grand Calibur
368770 - Scor-Pal
459222 - McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 - McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
SMP001 - Stamp Mat Pad
Metal Glue Tip
359848 - Spellbinders Tool N' One

Other Products:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah)
Ink: VersaMark Watermark, Perfect Plumeria (VersaMagic)
Accessories: make-up applicator, 1/8" Scor-tape, metal charm, bead, spacer, 1/8" pink ribbon (Offray), White Seam Binding, Pearlized String Beads, Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Diamond Stickles (Ranger), glue gun, Bazzills Splat Mat, White Embossing Powder (Stampin Up), orange stick, adhesive pearls (Recollections), heat tool.

Instructions:

Using white card stock and the Raindrops on Roses Die, die cut 6 Lattice Pieces. Score each piece down center point to point of longer side and crease. Glue half piece at a time with another half using the glue and metal glue tip leaving last 2 side open. (Follow the same technique Emma Lou used in making the dimensional tree card here.) Cut a 16" piece of 1/8" pink ribbon. Thread ribbon through charm and then the bead spacer. Add strip of Scor-Tape down center of ornament where all the scored pieces meet. Lay the ribbon inside onto Scor-Tape to secure in place. Glue last two side together to form ornament. Cut approximately 10" piece of Pearlized String Beads, make loop and glue to top of ornament with glue gun. Make 5 loop bow with White Seam Binding and bow tool. Glue over beads where they cross each other using glue gun.

Stamp Christmas Poinsettia image on Solar White with VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with White Embossing Powder. Die cut with Sun Kissed Fluer Die. Select 3 flowers (I used the 2nd, 4th, and 6th largest blooms) and color with Perfect Plumeria Ink and make up applicator. I shaped the flowers using the mat and pressing the end of an orange stick down the center of each petal and then using the Paper Blossoms tools to press in the center. Glue flowers together, offsetting petals, using Art Institute Glue. Add adhesive pearl to flower center and outline pearl with Diamond Stickles. Add flower to bow center using glue gun. Tie knot on top of pink ribbon for hanging ornament. Thread ribbon through metal bead and glue over knot to cover it.