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!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas Stockings

Hello friends!  I'm sharing another door panel I bought at our Habitat for Humanity Restore.  We've rented a cabin for Christmas and I wanted a stocking holder for the great-grandchildren.  





I asked my husband to add a block of wood on the back so we could sit it on a shelf and then I added wood door pulls to hang the stockings from.  I painted it and then, using mat medium, adhered some Christmas wrapping paper.  All the embellishments were cut with the Cricut.  The Cricut was given to me by a dear friend, how awesome is that!?  See those tiny white bows on the tags?  So cute!  Made with a fork!  Lots of Youtube videos for those and so simple to make.  Here are the original doors.  You can see the finished smaller one here.

Challenges I would like to enter
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge:  Christmas (Dec.11)
Altered Eclectics:  Anything Goes (Feb. 1)
Animal Friends Challenge:  Anything goes with an animal (Dec.31)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Anything goes (Dec.31)
Ladybug Crafts:  Winter and/or Christmas (Dec.31)
Live & Love Crafts:  #30 With Love (Dec.31)
Mema's Crafts:  Anything goes/celebrate the holidays (Dec.31)
Shopping our Stash: #179 Free is Good; Cricut, embroidery floss (Dec.8)

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed Christmas!

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!