Friday, April 18, 2014

Proud As A Peacock

It's Friday, time for another new challenge at Digitally Sweet Challenges.

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inspiration photo from our very own Denise





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We have a very beautiful garden in our area that I love to visit every year.  Last year we were fortunate to see this beautiful peacock trying to get the attention of his lady friend.  I don't think she was too impressed, she kept ignoring him.

The art deco element is from Limited Runs Digital Stamps which I colored digitally.

Thank you so much for visiting, have a blessed day!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

TP Roll Gift Card Holder

It's time for some more Heartfelt Creations inspiration.  Today we are featuring the 'Celebrate The Journey' collection, so perfect for all those memorable lifetime events!

This is a little gift card holder.  I was inspired by Annie's lovely creation, which you can find here.






and the back, closed


I think these would be perfect for those graduation gifts which we will be needing very soon.

Heartfelt Creations Products

HCPC 3599 Balloon and Bicycle PreCut Set
HCPC 3596 Celebrate The Journey Sentiments PreCut Set
HCPC 3480 Brookside Manor PreCut Set (butterfly)
HCPC 3482 Antique Truck PreCut Set (dog)
HCD 713 Decorative Lace Border Die
HCD 744 Once Upon A Time Die
HCD 723 Garden Romance Die
HCDPI 242 Celebrate The Journey Paper Collection
273900 Zip Dry Adhesive

Other Products: toilet paper roll; white and blue cardstock; 140 lb. watercolor paper; Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink, Distress Ink, Tea Dye, Walnut Stain; Metallic Colored Pencils; circle rhinestones; seam binding; Glossy Accents; Sookwang Tape; 1/8" foam tape

Instructions: you will find the tutorial for the gift card holder here.   Stamp the sentiment on the inside panel. Die cut the border and add to the inside panel. Outside front: Stamp the bicycle once on watercolor paper and once on cardstock. Color and cut out. Layer with foam tape. Stamp and die cut the circles, add the wheels to the bicycle with foam tape. Add rhinestones. Glue only to left side of front. Add circle rhinestones to right side, add circle sentiment with foam tape. Stamp dog and butterfly, die cut butterfly, color, add rhinestones to butterfly, add to front. For the back, Add the globe and circle sentiments. 

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Happy Easter

We have another fun new challenge for you at Digitally Sweet Challenges.

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Easter

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For my card, I chose to work with 'Emily's, Lil' Ducks'.  Love the lil' ducks in the umbrella, so cute!  I colored her with Prismacolor pencils, took a photo and brought her back into PSE to create a digital card.  

I can hardly wait for Easter!  Aside from the spiritual significance, the weather usually settles down after that.  Although, we had a gorgeous day yesterday; I even planted some spinach.  Today it's raining so it's the perfect time to visit my favorite greenhouse, do some dreaming and spend some money.

I hope you'll take a moment to visit Digitally Sweet and share your gorgeous creations!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Celebrate The Journey

Heartfelt Creations invites you to “Celebrate the Journey” with this classic travel-themed collection.  Whether you are traveling around the world or around the block, you will find papers, stamps and dies to document your life’s adventures.  The coordinating stamps and papers feature maps, compass roses, bicycles, hot air balloons, vintage suitcases, boarding passes and postcards. The clever Luggage and Tag die even creates a delightful 3-D suitcase! Soft hues of light green, deep teal, pink and rose merge with subtle, neutral backgrounds that are richly layered with beautiful fonts, flourishes and focal images.  “Celebrate the Journey” is just the ticket for both masculine and feminine projects, the perfect traveling companion for all of life’s journeys great and small. 

Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creation blog by April 15th and you will be entered to win the entire collection valued at $180.00.


Heartfelt Creations Products

HCPC 3599 Balloon and Bicycle PreCut Set
HCPC 3598 World Map PreCut Set
HCPC 3596 Celebrate the Journey Sentiments PreCut Set
HCPC 3480 Brookside Manor PreCut Set
HCD 743 Raindrops on Roses Die
HCD 723 Garden Romance Die
HCD
088603 Majestic Labels Twenty Five
472178 Parisian Accent Shapeabilities
273900 Zip Dry Paper Glue

Other Products: cream, white, and blue card stock; Versafine Smokey Grey; Ranger Distress Ink, Tea Dye; Prismacolor Pencils; Stickles, Star Dust; pop dots; Sookwang Tape

Instructions: cut cream card stock 7 1/2" x 11", fold in half. Cut blue card stock 5 1/4" x 7 1/4", stamp map in center, adhere to card base. Die cut Majestic Labels, leaving 3/8" border, add over map. Die cut Raindrops on Roses swirl and Parisian Accent. Add to card, using pop dots with Parisian Accent. Stamp 3 balloons on blue and 2 on white card stock. Cut out the top of the balloon from the white and the entire balloon from the blue. Color the top with distress ink, add to the blue with pop dots. Stamp, color and die cut birds and butterflies, add Stickles. From the third blue balloon, cut out the basket and add the bird to it, add to image with pop dots. Stamp sentiment, die cut and add to Parisian Accent with pop dots. Add everything to card as shown.

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Little Girls

It's Friday, Digitally Sweet Challenge time!

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anything but a card

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I created a tag with this sweet little girl image which you can find at Lunagirl.  The decorative elements are all little bits and pieces of digital kits that I've collected over the years.

On my last post I was complaining about the cold.  We have now had 2 of the most glorious 70 degree days and my flower beds are starting to look much better after cleaning out all the winter debris.  And thank you Tracy for the rain, LOL.  I'll spend the day inside, crafting.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

It's Time

It's Wednesday, which means it's time for some Heartfelt Creations inspiration.  I have some catching up to do so today you will find 3 cards.  First up is a gatefold card.






Heartfelt Products

HCPC 3590 Embrace Time Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3595 Floral Clocks PreCut Set
HCPC 3592 Timeless Clock PreCut Set
HCD 744 Once Upon a Time Die
HCD 743 Raindrops On Roses Die
HCDP1 241 Once Upon A Time Paper Collection
354802 Spellbinders Classic Oval Large
088605 Spellbinders Decorative Lables Eight

Other Products: white, black, dark red cardstock; Krylon Gold Leaf Pen; Versafine Smokey Grey; chalk, hair spray; Stampendous Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel; lace; ribbon; pearls; 1/8" foam tape; Fabric Fusion; Glossy Accents; Sookwang Tape

Instructions: cut white cardstock 6" x 12", score at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8".  Fold at score lines. For center panel, cut black cardstock 4 1/2" x 6 1/4", red 4 3/8" x 6 1/8", design paper 4 1/8" x 5 7/8", edge red card with gold pen, adhere all layers together and then add to card. For 2 side panels, cut black cardstock 2 1/8" x 6 1/4", red 2" x 6 1/8", design paper 1 7/8" x 5 7/8", edge red card with gold and then adhere all layers together and then add to card. Stamp image, color, die cut and add to card. Stamp, die cut clocks and add with foam tape. Cut tickets from design paper, edge with gold pen, add to sides and add flat back pearls. Add lace. For front, cut 2 each of black 2 1/8" x 6 3/8", red 2" x 6 1/4", and design paper 1 3/4" x 6". Edge red with gold pen and then adhere layers together. Add to card.  Glue ribbon to back and right side of front, leaving ends long enough to tie on left side. Stamp image, color, spray with hair spray, add embossing enamel die cut. Add to Raindrops on Roses die cut. Glue to right panel only.

The second card features this pretty pocket watch


Heartfelt Creations Products

HCPC 3592 Timeless Clock PreCut Set
HCPC 3591 Alarm and Watch PreCut Set
HCPC 3577 Vintage Morning Background PreCut Set
HCD 744 Once Upon a Time Die
HCD 742 Majestic Blooms Die
HCDP1 241 Once Upon A Time Paper Collection
472107 Lacey Oval Nestabilities
459222 Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 Paper Blossoms Molding Mat

Other Products: white, pink cardstock; Versafine, Smokey Grey; Ranger Distress Ink, Victorian Velvet, Tea Dye; Turquoise; chalk; hairspray; Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel; Stickles, Diamond; pearl; 1/8" foam tape; Glossy Accents; Sookwang Tape

Instructions: For card base, cut white cardstock 6" x 9 1/4", fold in half. Cut pink design paper 5 3/4" x 4 3/8", add to card. Cut white cardstock 5 3/8" x 4". Cut card panel from design paper and add to white. Add this to card with foam tape. Stamp and die cut image. Color with chalk, spray with hair spray, add embossing enamel, add to card with foam tape. Stamp and die cut clock faces, color with inks. Stamp flowers on pink cardstock, shape, add pearl center and Stickles. Cut out tags from design paper. Add everything to card as shown.

and the third card is a stair step card

I love this paper collection; the colors are so gorgeous!  But I think I say that about all of them!


Heartfelt Creations Products

HCPC 3589 Brick and Clock Collage PreCut Set
HCPC 3591 Alarm and Watch PreCut Set
HCPC 3593 Numeral Clocks PreCut Set
HCPC 3578 Majestic Morning Background PreCut Set
HCDP1 241 Once Upon A Time Paper Collection
HCD 733 Decorative Lattice Swirl
HCD 742 Majestic Blooms Die
209503 Spellbinders Floral Oval Die
459222 Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 Paper Blossoms Molding Mat

Other Products: white, blue and pink cardstock; Versafine, Smokey Grey; Ranger Distress Ink, Tea Dye, Victorian Velvet; VersaMagic, Turquoise; chalk, hair spray, Recollections Adhesive Rhinestones; Stickles, Diamond; Glossy Accents; 1/8" foam tape; Sookwang Tape; lace; pearls

Instructions: cut white cardstock 5 1/2" x 10 1/2". Score at 1 1/4", 2 1/2", 4 1/4", 6", and 8 1/4". Fold on score lines. Stamp brick collage, tear around edges,ink edges and color with chalk, spray with hair spray. Cut design paper 4 3/8" x 5 3/8", add lace and image, add to back stairstep. Cut design paper 1 5/8" x 5 3/8", add to center step. Cut stamp designs from design paper, add to front step. Stamp and die cut clocks and flowers. Shape flowers, add pearls. Add Glossy Accents to the 2 smaller clocks, add to card. Stamp and color alarm clock, color, add rhinestones, cut out. Die cut swirl from white cardstock, floral oval from blue cardstock. Adhere all 3 together. Add to center step. Cut ticket, add to step. Cut stamps from design paper and add to front step.

Be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations blog to see all the eye candy the design team has in store for you!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Add A Frame Challenge

It's Friday, time for a new Digitally Sweet Challenge.

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Add a Frame

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I'm in such a dry spell right now and I'm going to blame it all on the weather!  Honestly, is it ever going to warm up!?  I'm tired of being so cold!  O.K. I'll quit complaining now, LOL.

So here are the credits for this layout.  
let's start with the background paper: Panda Bear Designs
Fuchsia: Coosty Creations (I used a blending mode in PSE)
Image: Ike's Art (I used one of the Fuchsia papers to color her hair)
the frame is a freebie I received quite a few years ago, not sure who the designer was

So that's it for me today, maybe by next week I'll be able to come up with something more creative.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Once Upon a Time

Hello friends, it's Wednesday, which means it's Heartfelt Creations inspiration day!  Today I have 2 projects to share.  
First, a tag

Heartfelt Creations Products

HCPC 3595 Floral Clocks PreCut Set
HCPC 3577 Vintage Morning Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3594 Time Sentiments PreCut Set
HCPC 3480 Brookside Manor PreCut Set (butterfly)
HCDP1 241 Once Upon A Time Paper Collection
HCD 744 Once Upon A Time Die
HCD 742 Majestic Blooms Die
HCD 738 Ornamental Add On Die (leaves)
HCD 723 Garden Romance Die
HCD 729 Decorative Blossom Corner
209530 Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles
209503 Spellbinders Floral Ovals
354802 Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large

Other Products: cream and white cardstock; Versafine, Smokey Grey; Ranger Distress Ink, Victorian Velvet, Forest Moss; Stampendous Shabby Pink embossing enamel; rhinestones; seambinding; lace; ribbon; netting; Stickles, Diamond, Star Dust; pearls; Glossy Accents; 1/8" foam tape; pop dots; Fabric Fusion

Instructions: Cut cream cardstock 4 3/4" x 6 3/4". Die cut Blossom Corner and add to back of tag, at the top. Cut DP 4 1/2" x 6 1/2", die cut the Romantic Rectangle from the center, add the outside of the piece to the tag. Add lace to the center piece and add to tag with foam tape. Stamp image, die cut and ink around the edge, add embossing enamel; add to Floral Oval die cut. Add to tag with foam tape. Stamp and die cut leaves and flowers. Add to tag with rhinestones. Stamp and die cut circle sentiment and butterfly. Add Stickles and then add circle to tag with pop dots. Cut ticket from DP, add everything to tag as shown.

and a card

Heartfelt Creations Products

HCPC 3595 Floral Clocks PreCut Set
HCPC 3594 Time Sentiments PreCut Set
HCPC 3577 Vintage Morning Background PreCut Set
HCDP1 241 Once Upon A Time Paper Collection
HCD 744 Once Upon A Time Die
HCD 743 Raindrops On Roses Die
HCD 742 Majestic Blooms Die
209503 Spellbinders Floral Ovals
354802 Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large

Other Products: white, blue cardstock; Versafine, Smokey Grey; Rangers Distress Ink, Tea Dye, Victorian Velvet; chalk; brads; pearl; seam binding; rhinestone corner; 1/8" foam tape; Glossy Accents

Instructions: cut white cardstock 6" x 12", fold in half. Cut DP 5 7/8" square. Add to card. Cut blue cardstock 5 5/8" square, add to card. Cut white cardstock 5 1/2" square, add to card. Die cut Raindrops on Roses lace, sponge with Victorian Velvet. Add to card. Die cut the largest Romantic Rectangle from blue cardstock. Cut the next size from white, add brads, add both to card. Stamp and color image, die cut with oval die, ink edges. Add to card with foam tape. Add rhinestone corner. Stamp, die cut flowers, add pearl and add to card with seam binding bow. Stamp, die cut sentiment, add to card with foam tape. Cut ticket from DP, add to card with foam tape.

Hope you've found some inspiration; be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations blog to find more inspiration  from an incredibly talented design team!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Friday, March 21, 2014

True Friends

There's a new challenge at Digitally Sweet Challenges.

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Want to be a Star

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Meet Emily_Raining Frogs from Lacy Sunshine.  Such an adorable image!  This card was created in Photoshop Elements.

We'd love to have you join us; we love to see all your creative digital projects.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Happy Birthday

It's time for some Heartfelt Creations inspiration.

Heartfelt Creations Products

HCPC 3586 Raindrops On Roses Birthday PreCut Set
HCPC 3480 Brookside Manor PreCut Set
HCD 723 Garden Romance Die
088603 Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty Five
HCDP1 240 Raindrops On Roses Paper Collection

Other Products: white and green card stock; Versafine Smokey Grey; Prismacolor pencils; Sticklse, Star Dust; lace, ribbon, Sookwang Tape; 1/8" thick foam tape

Instructions: cut green cardstock 7 3/4" x 11 1/2", fold in half. Stamp image and cut to 5 1/4"x 7 1/4", color with pencils and add Stickles. Add to card. Add lace. Cut white cardstock 4 7/8"x 7 1/8", die cut center. Add to card with foam tape. Stamp, color and die cut butterflies. Cut out tags. Add ribbon and then add to card. Add butterflies and bow.

You will find some awesome inspiration on the Heartfelt Creations blog; be sure to check it out!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!