Tuesday, November 25, 2014

November Heartfelt Creations Almuni 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.  The hop starts 8am EST on Tues. November 25th and closes Fri. November 28th at midnight.


I bought some cabinet door panels from our Habitat for Humanity ReStore and repurposed them into Christmas decorations.  I used the Frosty Blanket Paper Collection for the main image and then framed it with poinsettias.  


Using a paper back book, I folded half the pages to make a Christmas tree.  I stamped the Noel image and added it along with some more flowers.  


And then, just for fun, I created a little snow lady with a flower hat and buttons.  And now that I'm looking at the pic, I think I need to make a snow family.  She looks rather lonely.
 
 Here is the list of products used.  I have indicated which products are available for just a short time.  You might want to take some time to browse through the items on sale (some 50%!), it's an awesome time to stock up before they're gone forever!

Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3415 Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set (available thru 12/13/2014)
HCPC 3492 Noel Collage PreCut Set (available thru 12/13/2014)
HCPC 3551 Holly Berry PreCut Set
HCPC 3554 Love At Christmas PreCut Set, sentiment (available thru 12/13/2014)
HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
HCD 701 Posy Patch Die
125156 Layered Poinsettia Shapeabilities Die
HCD 738 Ornamental Add On Die
HCDP1 225 Frosty Blanket Paper Collection (available thru 12/13/2014)
459222 Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 Paper Blossoms Molding Mat

From here you will hop to Loretta's blog.

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

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed holiday season!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Warm Cozy Christmas

Here we are, on the road again, and time for me to do more digital work.  


When I saw the theme at Digitally Sweet Challenges, (Cozy Winter Moments) I searched for a digital scrapbook kit with a fireplace.  I found a gorgeous kit 'Christmas Time' by Didine Designs at CoolScraps Digital Boutique.  The scene in the window is from Lunagirl.

Digital layouts are such fun to create; I spent several hours playing with all the beautiful elements.  I don't think there's anything I enjoy more on a cold winter day than a fireplace. 

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Heartfelt Creations October Alumni Blog Hop

It's time, once again, for our Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop. 
And that means you have the chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations by following the hop and commenting on each.  The hop starts today and ends Fri. October 31st at midnight. 



To make the die fit the sentiment, I positioned the die at one end of the sentiment, die cut half, and then positioned the die at the other end of the sentiment and die cut that end.

Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3363 Inspire Me Sentiments PreCut Set
HCPC 3551 Holly Berry PreCut Set
HCPC 3502 Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3577 Vintage Morning Background PreCut Set
HCD 738 Ornamental Add On Die
HCD 727 Vintage Floret Die
HCD 745 Luggage and Tags Die
HCD 742 Majestic Blooms Die
HCPC1 224 Classic Editions Paper Collection
459222 Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
159723 Art Institute Glue

And now you will visit Lisa's blog
Here is the complete list of blogs participating

Giovana Smith
Vicki Dutcher
Glenda Brooks
Caroline Duncan
Amarilys Doria
Alissa Wells
Emilia van den Heuvel
Selma Stevenson  
Tesa Broman
Sarah Miller  you are here
Lisa Gregory
Lisa

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Heartfelt Creations September Alumni Hop

It's time, once again, for our Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop. 
And that means you have the chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations by following the hop and commenting on each.  The hop starts today and ends Fri. October 3rd at midnight. 

This is one of the quickest cards I've made, focusing on the beautiful Heartfelt Creations paper.  The sentiment tag is included with the paper pack, the only stamping is the butterfly.  I added the gorgeous lace die cut and added some bling and Glossy Accents on the butterfly. 


Heartfelt Creations Products
HCDP1 239 Majestic Morning Paper Collection
HCD 743 Raindrops on Roses Die
HCD 723 Garden Romance Die (butterfly)
HCPC 3480 Brookside Manor PreCut Set (butterfly)

from here you will hop to Mary's blog

here is the complete blog hop list

Vicki Dutcher 
Giovana Smith
Glenda Brooks
Cibele Glazer
Selma Stevenson  
Amarilys Doria
Candy Slabaugh
Alissa Wells
Lisa Gregory
Debbie Seyer 
Sarah Miller  (you are here)
Mary Faus
Tesa Broman
Lisa Allen

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Reindeer Pals

Another sweet image from Lacy Sunshine,'Rory's Lil Reindeer Pal'.  I made this for the Facebook challenge but almost missed the deadline, which was today.  This month has flown by, seems I just started my garden and it's already time to put most of it away.

This is a stairstep card and includes several Cricut cuts.  A friend gave me one to use so I have a feeling we'll be seeing a lot of these cuts until I figure out how to use it. I do think if I buy something it will be a Silhouette.

challenges
Brown Sugar: #113  anything goes
Fussy and Fancy: #123 main color-red
Sister Act Card Challenge: #76 anything goes
Cute Card Thursday: #340 Dies and punches: I used a MS snowflake punch
ABC Christmas Challenge: something festive

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hugs and Kisses

One of my fav color combinations, besides green and pink! 

A sweet image from Lacy Sunshine, 'Tansy Plumray', done in blue and yellow.  The sentiment stamp is one I've had for several years but have never used.  As I'm organizing my craft room I'm finding all kinds of neat things, kinda' like going shopping at home, LOL.

challenges
Lacy Sunshine:  use wings
4 Krafty Girlz:  #27 anything goes
Inky Chicks:  #38 anything goes
PDE Linky Party: #19 Stitching
Crafting from the Heart: anything goes
Through the Purple Haze: stitching

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Thankful Heart

Today I'm sharing a candle.  This is the first time I've tried making one of these; I've always been a little to intimidated to try.  I'll include the directions on how I made mine.

I used an image from Lacy Sunshine, 'Cider Sticky Wings' on the front and then put a sentiment on the back.  I colored the images  with Prismacolor pencils.  You can click on the pictures to get a bigger image.


-------------

-------------

------------

------------

-----------

These do take a little bit of practice to keep the wax smooth.  The next time, I'm going to try without the waxed paper.  I seem to have the most problems around the bottom; the raffia helps to hide it.

The end result is so worth the little bit of practice that I know I'll be making a lot of these!

challenges
Through the Craft Room Door:  anything goes 
Crafting from the Heart:  anything goes
Craft Your Passion:  harvest time
Not Just Cards:  anything goes
Word Art Wednesday:  anything goes
Decorate to Celebrate:  anything goes

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Just A Little Something

Today I created a quick card using this sweet image from Lacy Sunshine. (Izzybella Button Boo's Secret Window)

The DP is some that I've had for several years, time to use it up!  There are 3 little cross stitches and 3 little rhinestones.  The image has been colored with Prismacolor pencils.

Some challenges I would like to enter
Lacy Sunshine:  #41 include a window
Inky Chicks:  #37 Stitching
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge: use something at least 6 mo. old/stitching
Craft Your Passion:  circles
The Crazy Challenge: three of a kind
Pile It On:  #36 Pencils

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Believe

Hello, dear friends!  Today I am sharing a card made with this sweet image from Lacy Sunshine.  In case you haven't heard, Heather has a 'Loyalty Program'; if you use one of her images for the challenge, she very generously offers a free image.  I must admit, I'm somewhat addicted to her images and love collecting them.

I couldn't find any blue paper that fit my image so I used Ranger Faded Jeans distress ink to color my paper.  And then I dug in my scrap box to find some DP for the background.  The sentiment was created in PSE and die cut.  I used my Clear Star pen on her wings and some gold Stickles on the books, which makes the card sparkly, even though it doesn't show in the pics.

Some challenges I would like to enter
Lacy Sunshine:  back to school
Clear It Out:  fav color combo (blue, yellow, pink); anything goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday:  #50 anything goes
Inky Chicks:  #36 Fairies or Angels
Come and Get It:  anything goes with a sentiment
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge:  anything goes

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Heartfelt Creations August Alumni Blog Hop

Hello dear friends!  It's time for another Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop!  And that means you have the chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations by following the hop and commenting on each.  The hop starts today and ends Fri. August 29th at midnight.  

 Today my card features the Raindrops on Roses paper collection.  The flowers and butterflies were stamped, embossed and die cut from vellum.  You will find a complete list of products below.

Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3577 Vintage Morning Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3551 Holly Berry PreCut Set
HCPC 3480 Brookside Manor PreCut Set (butterflies)
HCD 745 Luggage and Tags Die
HCD 738 Ornamental Add On Die
HCD 742 Majestic Blooms Die
HCD 723 Garden Romance Die (butterflies)
SKU 253867 Spellbinders Fancy Lattice Die
HCDP1 240 Raindrops on Roses Paper Collection

Other products
white and plum card stock, vellum; Recollections Snow Embossing powder; Ranger Embossing Ink; Krylon Gold Leaf Pen;  Extra fine embossing powder; ATG gun; Glossy Accents; Stickles, gold and Diamonds; pearls; seam binding

Your next stop on this blog hop will be Glenda.

Here is the complete blog hop list
Emilia van den Heuvel 
Selma Stevenson 
Amarilys Doria
Alissa Wells
Giovana Smith
Candy Slabaugh 
Kerry Urbatch 
Sarah Miller: you are here
Glenda Brooks
Lisa Gregory
Mary Faus 
Vicki Dutcher
Debbie Seyer
 Lisa Allen

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!