Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Heartfelt Creations June Alumni Blog Hop

Hello friends!  It's that time again when we are hosting the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop.  As always, you will have the chance to win a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations.  All you have to do is comment on each blog that is participating in the hop.  Hop starts 8am EST on Tuesday June 30 and closes Friday July 3rd at midnight.

Please note: The winner of the blog hop will have 72 hrs. to claim their prize, otherwise another name will be drawn.


Is everyone staying dry and warm?  In my little corner of the world it just won't stop raining and is chilly.  I tried wearing my comfy, warm slippers but Sadie (7 mo. old puppy) thinks they're something to play with and keeps pulling them off my feet, LOL.

As you can see, I let this beautiful DP carry my card.  The only stamping I did was the vertical sentiment, butterflies (sorry, they're discontinued) and the flower.  The trim on the side was created with Spellbinders Classic Decorative Inserts Three and Classic Edges 2.

From here, you will hop to Emilia's blog

Here is the complete list of participating blogs
Vicki Dutcher
Alissa Wells
Glenda Brooks
Amarilys Doria
Caroline Duncan 
Sarah Miller (you are here)
Emilia van den Heuvel 
Mary Faus 
Gini Williams Cagle
Ujjwal Gupta
Lisa Gregory 
Lisa Allen

Heartfelt Creations Products 
HCPC  3498 Delicate Aster Vase Cling Stamp Set (sentiment)
HCPC  3577 Vintage Morning Background Cling Stamp Set
HCD1 742 Majestic Blooms Die
HCDP1 239 Majestic Morning Paper Collection

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!
 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Heartfelt Creations May Alumni Blog Hop

Hello friends!  It's that time again when we are hosting the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop.  As always, you will have the chance to win a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations.  All you have to do is comment on each blog that is participating in the hop.  Hop starts 8am EST on Tuesday April 28 and closes Friday May 1 at midnight.

Please note: The winner of the blog hop will have 72 hrs. to claim their prize, otherwise another name will be drawn.


Today's card features one of my favorite paper collections, the Once Upon A Time Collection.  I've layered several die cuts with the stamped image.  Have fun hopping and finding some awesome inspiration from the alumni design team.

Heartfelt Creations Products
HCDP1 241 Once Upon a Time Paper Collection
HCPC 3595 Floral Clocks Cling Set
HCD1 743 Raindrops on Roses Die
HCD1  728 Timeless Amour Die
HCD1 745 Luggage and Tags Die

From here you will hop to Vicki's blog

and here is the complete list of everyone participating  in this month's hop


 Ujjwal Gupta
Emilia van den Heuvel 
Glenda Brooks 
Caroline Duncan 
Mary Faus
Amarilys Doria
Alissa Wells 
Sarah Miller
Vicki Dutcher
Giovana Smith:
Gini Williams Cagle 
Lisa Allen

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Origami Dress Pocket Letter

Today I'm sharing another pocket letter. This one was made for Carolann  in WA. 

I had fun learning how to make origami dresses.  The 'hello' is a new die I found at a local Amish variety store. They love to make cards and I can always find something interesting.

A few close-ups








I love this creative way to have penpals and the fact that pocket letters give me the chance to use up all the bits and pieces that I have stored in a box. I forgot to take a pic of the back but each pocket is filled with goodies. The hardest part is not adding so much that I can't get it into my envelope.

Thanks so much for visiting and wishing you a blessed day!


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Heartfelt Creations April Alumni Blog Hop

Hello friends!  It's that time again when we are hosting the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop.  As always, you will have the chance to win a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations.  All you have to do is comment on each blog that is participating in the hop.  Hop starts 8am EST on Tuesday April 28 and closes Friday May 1 at midnight.
Please note: The winner of the blog hop will have 72 hrs. to claim their prize, otherwise another name will be drawn.

When I first saw the pocket letters I didn't think I would ever get involved.  Well, that's so yesterday, LOL.  Today I'm totally hooked.  So this is my very first one and it is on it's way to it's new owner. 

In the first pocket is a little booklet I made with the suitcase stamp and die.  The pages are sewn in with some ribbon.




Each pocket holds some goodies; a variety of clips, a tea bag, some tags,


and some creative folding for my 'about me' pocket.  Since these paper packs include sentiments and embellishments, they make it so easy to quickly create a pocket letter.

Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3600 All Occasion Sentiments Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3597 Luggage and Sentiments Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3596 Celebrate The Journey Sentiments Cling Stamp Set
HCD 744 Once Upon A Time Die
HCD 745 Luggage and Tags Die
HCDP1-242 Celebrate The Journey Paper Collection

Of course the best part about pocket letters is making new friends and swapping with people from all over the world.  A modern version of pen pals with a creative twist.  Without having to write a letter.  I am horrible at writing letters!

Do you make pocket letters?  Have you posted pictures on line?  Leave your link in your comment, I'd love to see them!

From here you will hop to Amarilys.

Here is a complete list of blogs participating in the hop.  Be sure to visit each one and comment for your chance to win the $25 gift certificate from Heartfelt Creations.

Vicki Dutcher
Emilia van den Heuvel
Gini Williams Cagle
Ujjwal Gupta
Glenda Brooks 
Sarah Miller
Amarilys Doria
Kerry Urbatch
Mary Faus
Caroline Duncan 
Lisa Allen

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Heartfelt Creations March Alumni Blog Hop

Hello friends!  It's that time again when we are hosting the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop.  As always, you will have the chance to win a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations.  All you have to do is comment on each blog that is participating in the hop.  Hop starts 8am EST on Tuesday March 31 and closes Friday April 3 at midnight.
Please note: The winner of the blog hop will have 72 hrs. to claim their prize, otherwise another name will be drawn.

Today I thought I'd try a bendi card (yes, that's spelled correctly).  

This is one of my favorite paper collections, it just feels like spring!  The design may look a little complicated but it comes together very quickly.

If you do a Google search you will find lots of tutorials and inspiration for this type of card.

Heartfelt Creations products
HCPC 3638 Romantique Swans Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-755 Romantique Garden Die
HCDP1-249 Romantique Garden Paper Collection
HCPC 3594 Time Sentiments Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-744 Once Upon a Time Die
HCPC 3577 Vintage Morning Background Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-742 Majestic Blooms Die
HCPC 3551 Holly Berry Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers Cling Stamp Set
HCD 701 Posy Patch Die
HCD1-743 Raindrops on Roses Die
HCD 738 Ornamental Add On Die
119391036 Rose Metallic Stamp Paint
159723 Art Institute Glue

From here you will hop to Gini.

Here is the complete list of participating blogs, make sure to comment on each for a chance to win the $25 gift certificate.

Caroline Duncan
Giovana Smith
Glenda Brooks
Vicki Dutcher
Amarilys Doria
Kerry Urbatch
Ujjwal Gupta
Emilia van den Heuvel
Sarah Miller (you are here)
Gini Williams Cagle
Lisa Allen

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

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Happy Birthday, Arabella

Today I'm sharing a card I made for a very special little lady.  Her parents invited us to her 8th birthday party but it was also to celebrate the finalization of her adoption.  The card is all sparkly!  With shiny paper, Stickles, and some Wink of Stella, it almost glows in the dark.


We were given 3x5 cards to personalize for her to add to her scrapbook.


The back of the card has one of my fave verses.


I created a pocket in the card to tuck it into.


And then, to finish it, I made an envelope.  I am so glad I invested in an envelope punch board, well worth it!


And now for some challenges I would like to enter
Mo's Digital Pencil:  anything goes/optional animals
Penny's Paper-Crafty   #217 One for the Girls/Female Cards
WordArt Wednesdays  #173 -  Anything Goes 
Clear It Out Challenge theme: anything goes/stash: anything goes(design paper)
Crafting from the Heart: anything goes
Make My Monday: girly birthday
The Crazy Challenge  (Week 1) Happy Birthday
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge - Girly Girl
Sentimental Sundays - W, must include Sentiment #248 anything goes 
Brown Sugar  #  anything goes

thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop

Hello friends!  It's that time again when we are hosting the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop.  As always, you will have the chance to win a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations.  All you have to do is comment on each blog that is participating in the hop.  Hop starts 8am EST on Tuesday February 24 and closes Friday February 27 at midnight.
Please note: The winner of the blog hop will have 72 hrs. to claim their prize, otherwise another name will be drawn. 

These freezing temps are getting the best of me and creating with flowers was a sure fire way to brighten the mood around here.  The flowers are embossed with white on vellum and colored with inks and Prismacolor pencils.  The center panel was cut from one of the card fronts from the paper collection.


Heartfelt Creations products
HCPC 3577 Vintage Morning Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3551 Holly Berry Cling Stamp Set
HCD1 738 Ornamental Add On Die
HCD1-742 Majestic Blooms Die
HCPC1 239 Majestic Paper Collection
HCD1 743 Raindrops on Roses Die
sorry, I didn't realize till later this sentiment was discontinued 

from here you will hop to Lisa.

Here is the complete list of participating blogs

Giovana Smith
Ujjwal Goel
Kerry Urbatch
Glenda Brooks
Mary Faus
Amarilys Doria
Gini Cagle
Lisa Gregory
Emilia van den Heuvel
Lee Ann Barrett
Sarah Miller  (you are here)
Lisa Allen 

Thanks for visiting and have a warm and blessed day!

 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Heartfelt Creations January Alumni Hop

Hello friends!  It's that time again when we are hosting the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop.  As always, you will have the chance to win a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations.  All you have to do is comment on each blog that is participating in the hop.  Hop starts 8am EST on Tuesday January 27 and closes Friday January 30th at midnight.
Please note: The winner of the blog hop will have 72 hrs. to claim their prize, otherwise another name will be drawn.


Today I'm sharing a valentine made from a recycled snack box.  I painted the box with a gold metallic paint and then covered it with kraft cardstock and the design paper.  I used lots of dies.


I added some lace around the sides and then made some vellum flowers for the top.
 




Heartfelt Creations Products
HCDP1-250 Birds and Blooms Paper Collection
HCD1-755 Romantique Garden Die
HCD1-743 Raindrops on Roses Die
HCD1-742 Majestic Blooms Die
HCD1-728 Timeless Amour Die
HCD1-727 Vintage Floret Die (leaves)
HCPC 3638 Romantique Swans Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3577 Vintage Morning Background Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3502 Mini Vintage Floret Cling Stamp Set
the keys have been discontinued

From here you will hop to Lisa's blog
Here is the complete list of participating blogs
Caroline Duncan 
Ujjwal Gupta 
Amarilys Doria 
Mary Faus 
Vicki Dutcher 
Emilia van den Heuvel 
Lisa Gregory 
Kerry Urbatch 
Glenda Brooks 
Lee Ann Barrett
Alissa Wells
Gini Williams Cagle 
Sarah Miller (you are here)
Lisa Allen 

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Hello, Little One

Today I'd like to share a sweet baby card, made with an adorable free image from the lovely Heather Valentin. (Lacy Sunshine)    It was shared on her FB page.  Thank you!

To create the sparkly pink border, I used 1/8 in. red line tape and sprinkled the glitter onto it.  I purchased this glitter eons ago but never used it.  It's called Watermelon Mist and is a lovely blend of pinks.  The sentiment was created in PSE 5.  This program is ancient (a bit like me) but it does what I need it to and I hate to learn new programs so I've kept it.

I included a part of the image with the sentiment.  One of the things I love about digital images is that they can be resized.  

challenges
Lacy Sunshine:  #49 sparkly and new (18)
Creative Moments:  #59 anything goes/new beginnings (20)
Penny's Paper Crafty:  #210 anything goes (21)
Sisterhood of Crafters:  New Stash (digital image) (26)
 Clear it Out:  Pink/Pink things (20)
Crafty Cardmakers:  something old, something new, glitter/image (26)
 Glitter and Sparkle:  #119 include some pink (18)

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!
 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Heartfelt Creations December Alumni Hop

Hello friends!  It's that time again when we are hosting the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop.  As always, you will have the chance to win a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations.  All you have to do is comment on each blog that is participating in the hop.  Hop starts 8am EST on Tuesday December 30th and closes Friday January 2nd at midnight.


Today I wanted to take the time to say a heartfelt 'Thank You' to all of you, my awesome friends!  Thank you for taking time from your busy day to visit and sharing your encouraging thoughts.  You breathe life into this little blog and I am so grateful for you!

This card was created with the new Romantique Garden Collection.  The images in this collection are stunning and yes, very romantic!  I am already thinking of some valentine projects.

Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3638 Romantique Swans PreCut Set
HCPC 3474 Heartfelt Expressions PreCut Set
HCD1 755 Romantique Garden Die
HCD 713 Decorative Lace Border Die
HCD 728 Timeless Amour Die
HCDP1 249 Romantique Garden Collection

Next you will hop to Alissa.  

Here is the complete hop list.

Lee Ann Barrett 
Amarilys Doria 
Caroline Duncan 
Ujjwal Gupta 
Vicki Dutcher 
Glenda Brooks 
Emilia van den Heuvel
Loretta Lock 
Lisa Gregory  
Linda Loew 
Gini Williams Cagle 
Giovana Smith
Sarah Miller
Alissa Wells
Lisa Allen 

Have a blessed day!