Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas Tag - For You

Today I have a girly, pastel Christmas tag. This beautiful collage stamp is from Heartfelt Creations.  I embossed in white, sponged with Distress Inks, and then used Delicata Gold to give it some beautiful shimmer.  I used the Romantic Rectangle die for the image and then matted in blue and cream.  It's then finished off with some ribbon, lace and pearls.

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Challenges I would like to enter
Joan's Gardens:  tags, use products available at Joan's
Stampin' For The Weekend:  add some texture
Crafts 4 Eternity:  any Christmas themed project
Totally PaperCrafts:  anything Christmasy but a card
Fussy and Fancy Friday:  I love Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge:  make it girly
Jingle Belles:  anything goes
Crimbo Crackers:  anything goes
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge:  blue and pink

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Heartfelt Creations DT Alumni Hop

(Note: I have no idea what is going on with Blogger; he seems to have taken it into his head to change the color and spacing all willie, nillie and won't let me change it?!)   

It's time for the Heartfelt Creations Design Team Alumni monthly blog hop...and this month I have the privilege of being a part of the hop.  We've chosen the last Tuesday of each month to share a project featuring Heartfelt Creations' stamps when we can, just for fun.  If you'd like a chance at winning a prize, be sure to leave a comment on every blog along the hop by Friday - there is a $25 gift certificate up for grabs for one random commenter!  How cool is that?!  I am at the top of the hop list today, so if you're ready to hop, you are in the right place!

For today I am sharing a rather rustic Christmas card, which is a different style for me.  I stamped the Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set onto vintage music paper with Cherry Red ink and then embossed with clear EP.  I used Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia die and then inked everything  with Walnut Stain.  I added Star Dust Stickles to the flower and leaves and then added some red rhinestones.

The hop will close Friday November 30th at midnight EST, so hop along and leave comments with each of the ladies between now and then for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations.  The winner will be announced on Saturday December 1st.

 

So now you're ready to hop on to your next stop which is Kristina Andersen http://reflectionsofahappycrafter.blogspot.ca/

Here is a list of all the blogs in today's hop.

Sarah Miller http://plainandfancypapercrafts.blogspot.com/  (you are here)
Kristina Andersen http://reflectionsofahappycrafter.blogspot.ca/
Dina Kowal http://mamadinis.blogspot.com
Emilia van den Heuvel http://few-favourite-things.blogspot.nl
Erika Selander http://lillgumman.blogspot.com
Linda Payne http://paynehollercards.blogspot.com/



Thank you for visiting and have a blessed day!

challenges I would like to enter

Christmas Stampin' All Year Long:  to die 4

Creative Inspirations Paint:  Anything goes

The Crafty Pad:  add some glitter

Forever Friends:  glitter and sparkle 

 


 





Thursday, November 8, 2012

You Are Loved

Last month I was asked to create an album for our pastor for pastor appreciation. The congregation was asked to create a thank you card with a note of encouragement, but no specifics were given, so I received quite a variety of sizes and styles. Quite a challenge, LOL! I decided to do a flip album. I've had this paper pack (DCWV 'the Performance stack') for a long time but couldn't find the right project until now. Our pastor and his son are part of our worship team and music is a big part of their lives so this was perfect.


The chipboard shapes and pearls were part of my birthday present from my son and DIL, thanks! This is one of my fav laces!
the inside of the cover. There are some beautiful vellum papers included with this paper pack and I thought about placing it over top of this page but then decided against it. I was afraid the giver might think I was trying to cover up her work and this was one time when the thought was more important than the presentation.

it flips open to reveal a pocket which is held closed with a magnet...

and holds a little booklet with cards from the children.
the other side has three pockets for the messages from the assistant pastors and elder.
When it's completely flipped open there is a flip page to hold smaller cards and on the right are some purchased cards and some that were e-mailed which I printed out and made into cards. This was a challenge! After praying about it, I thought about sewing them together with a coptic stitch. I had never tried it before so I turned to my instruction manual, (youtube!). It worked great and I used an elastic cord to hold them in place.

 completely flipped open

I added an envelope on the back and included a little tag from me.

This book turned out a little heavier than I realized it would, but it feels very sturdy and I really loved the design. They  enjoyed reading all the thoughts from everyone and I was glad I had the opportunity to create it for them.
challenges:
Word Art Wednesday:  give thanks/open
Stampin' Sisters in Christ: Create a card of project depicting thankfulness or prayer. It can be a Thanksgiving card/project, a thank-you note, or an "I'm praying for you" type card/project

And now I'm off to create a mini for a very special little lady who requested a book of her own. I'm going to have to readjust my thinking to a 10 year old. Here's hoping she'll like it!

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Heartfelt Creations_You're So Special

Today is a rather sad day since it is my last post for Heartfelt Creations.  We are hoping to go to Texas again for the winter and I won't be taking my craft supplies.  I was thinking of how special all the awesome ladies on the design team have become to me, and especially Emma Lou and Linda!  I love making mini albums and so I made this album in their honor.  I wanted to try something new (for me) and use a lace binding. Love how it turned out! The beaded crochet lace is something I learned from this tutorial. I've included the supply list and directions for the cover below. This post will be extremely long so grab a cup of coffee, put up your feet and join me in a fond farewell. XOXO



Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3500 Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3501 Bold Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3502 Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3494 Delicate Asters PreCut Set
HCPC 3495 Bold Delicate Asters PreCut Set
HCPC 3480 Brookside Manor PreCut Set (bird)
HCPC 3354 Classic Message PreCut Set
HCPC 3376 Distressed Leaves PreCut Set
HCD 702 Decorative Butterfly/Border Die
HCD 727 Vintage Floret Die
HCD 726 Delicate Asters Die
HCD 723 Garden Romance Die
Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two
HCDP1 227 Vintage Floret Paper Collection
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Other Products
paper: cream and green card stock
ink: Distress Inks (Victorian Velvet, Broken China, Forest Moss, Black Soot); Delicata Golden Glitz
doily, pearls, seed beads, jewelry wire, diamond dust, Stickles (Star Dust); Lindy's Stamp Gang (Medieval Gold); ribbon, chipboard album (Michaels); pop dots; Glossy Accents; hot glue gun; Fabric Fusion; dark brown acrylic paint; corner rounder
Directions
Paint edges of chipboard with dark brown acrylic paint. Edge with gold. Cut DP 4 3/4" x 6 3/4", round corners, add to chipboard. Spray doily with gold, add to front. Add beaded lace with Fabric Fusion. Stamp sentiment, die cut and sponge with V.V. ink.  Add to front. Die cut corner and sponge. Add to front. Stamp flowers on DP and then overstamp with gold. Die cut, shape and layer and then add pearl center to Aster. Stamp leaves and cut out. Shape and add leaves and flowers to front. Stamp 2 birds, layer with pop dots. Add Glossy Accents to top, when dry, add to sentiment. Thread seed beads on wire and wrap around small paint brush handle, add to flowers. Add pearl flowers and rhinestone swirl. Add ribbon.
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The inside of the front cover: I stamped the largest Aster flower to use as a background for the Vintage Floret flower on the booklet.

Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3494 Delicate Asters PreCut Set
HCPC 3495 Bold Delicate Asters PreCut Set
HCD 726 Delicate Asters Die
HCPC 3500 Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3501 Bold Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3502 Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCD 727 Vintage Floret Die
HCPC Brookside Manor PreCut Set (bird)
HCD 723 Garden Romance Die
HCDP1 227 Vintage Floret Paper Collection (I used this paper collection for the entire album)
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For this page I used a page from a scalloped chipboard album and turned it sideways. I used the DP with the flower pot and then added a few extra elements. The back of the page has a pocket with one of the tags from the paper collection.

 Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3476 Mailbox Surprise PreCut Set (birdhouse)
HCPC 3480 Brookside Manor PreCut Set (birds and butterflies)
HCD 723 Garden Romance Die
HCD 729 Decorative Metal Fixtures Die
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All of my pockets were created with sections cut from old envelopes and then I added my crocheted lace over it. 
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This is one of my favorite pages. It's a flip page. I was thinking of a song we used to sing a long time ago called 'His Banner Over Me Is Love'. This lace reminded me of a banner. I adhered it to acetate with Glossy Accents and then used Velcro for the closure. For the second flip I used a doily to create the pocket and then stamped with the Agape Love stamp.


Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3308 Agape Love PreCut Set
HCPC 3467 Woodland Growth PreCut Set
HCPC 3459 Scenery Builders PreCut Set
HCD 702 Decorative Butterfly/Border (used to make the pocket)
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The next page I kept very simple and let the gorgeous design paper do all the work. I fussy cut around the flower to create a pocket for the tag that is included with the paper and then added my lace as a border.

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This next page was a fun page to create. For the outside of the flap I again let the paper do the work and then used the cups to illustrate the verse. I also added some heart rhinestones, just for fun!

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Are you still with me? Bless your heart! This is the last page! I wanted to see if I could incorporate a pop up card in a mini and I really think it worked quite well. When I think of heaven, I think one of the best things will be the absence of all negative emotions. That's why I used the word 'love' inside the doors. I created tabs for the fence instead of using the regular method of creating pop ups because of all the paper layers. You'll probably notice I paraphrased the verse.

Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3441 Chateau Gateway PreCut Set
HCD 718 Decorative Chateau Gate Die
HCPC 3435 Feather Grass Flourish PreCut Set (love)
HCPC 3478 Twining Roses PreCut Set
HCD 723 Garden Romance Die
HCPC 3480 Brookside Manor PreCut Set
HCPC 3482 Antique Truck PreCut Set (dog)
HCPC 3488 Decorative Metal Fixtures PreCut Set
HCD 725 Decorative Metal Fixtures Die

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported and encouraged me! It has been an amazing 6 months! May God bless you as you continue to use your creative gifts!

THE END      (LOL. Just had to add that!)









Tuesday, October 30, 2012

With Love

Please know that all of you who are in Sandy's Storm Path are in my thoughts and prayers!  In Ohio we have had high winds and lots of rain, but it's nothing compared to what some of our dear friends are experiencing in other areas.  Stay safe!

Today I've created a card with the Heartfelt Creations Delicate Twining Asters PreCut Set.  It's been colored with Prismacolor pencils and I added some Dazzling Diamonds in the center.  There's some glittery pink ribbon and a heart rhinestone for a little bling. The sentiment is from the HC Inspire Me Sentiments PreCut Set.

Challenges I would like to enter
Totally Stampalicious:  anything goes
Dream Valley:  glitter and bling
Creative Craft World:  mini challenge with bling
Tammy's Scrappin Corner:  anything goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT:  I need a P (pink, punch, pencils)
Love to Create:  lots of layers

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Heartfelt Creations_Vintage Floret

Today is Heartfelt Creations Wednesday Inspiration Day.  Today I have a card featuring the flowers from the Vintage Floret Collection. I stamped on DP and then overstamped with Delicata Golden Glitz. These stamps create such beautiful flowers! You'll find the complete supply list and directions below.


Heartfelt Creations
HCPC 3500 Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3501 Bold Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3502 Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3504 Bold Vintage Floret Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3390 Bella Rose Leaves PreCut Set
HCD 727 Vintage Floret Die
HCD 712 Bella Rose Die
HCDP1 227 Vintage Floret Paper Collection
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Spellbinders Marvelous Squares
Other Products
paper: blue and white card stock
ink: Distress Inks (Victorian Velvet, Broken China, Forest Moss, Embossing Ink); Delicata Golden Glitz
clear embossing powder; Stickles (Star Dust); pearls, pop dots, Glossy Accents; glue dots; ATG
Directions
Base card, 5" x 10", fold in half. Ink all edges with gold. Cut blue cs 4 3/4" square and add to card. On white cs, stamp and emboss image. Cut to 4 1/2" square. Center die over image and cut. Remove outer frame and add to card. Leave image in die and sponge ink over entire image. Add to card with pop dots. Stamp and die cut leaf swirl. Stamp flowers on DP and overstamp with gold. Die cut and form flowers. Layer and add pearl centers. Add flowers to leaf swirl and then add to card. Add stickles.

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Heartfelt Creations_To Encourage You

Today is Heartfelt Creations inspiration day!  For my card I've used the new Vintage Floret stamp set with the matching paper.  Love the floral paper in the background!  I've been wanting to use a fan like this for ages and finally accomplished it.  I used the same paper as the background and distressed it with Black Soot.  IRL it doesn't look quite that dark. You will find the product list and instructions below.



Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3502 Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3503 Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3500 Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set (smallest)
HCPC 3501 Bold Vintage Floret PreCut Set (smallest)
HCD 727 Vintage Floret Die
HCDP1 227 Vintage Floret Paper Collection
Spellbinders Floral Ovals
Other Products
paper: white, black, pink card stock
inks: Distress Ink (Victorian Velvet, Faded Jeans, Black Soot); VersaColor, Olive
Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Rectangles, seam binding, rhinestones, Prisma Color pencils, ATG, glue dots
Directions
Base card: 10 1/2" x 6 1/4", score and fold in half. Cut black cs 5 1/8" x 6 1/8". Cut DP 5" x 6", add to black layer. Stamp image, color and die cut. Cut DP 1/1/4" x 12". Ink the edges. Score every 1/4", fan fold. Cut a 2" circle and add rosette in a half circle. Attach underneath die cut. Add to previous layers. Make bow with seam binding and wrap around to back. Add these layers to card. Stamp and overstamp 5 of the smallest flowers from the mini set and 5 of the smallest from the Bold and Open Vintage set. Stamp and overstamp 3 of the leaves. Shape the flowers and leaves, layer and add to card. Add rhinestone centers. Add rhinestone flower to rosette. Stamp sentiment and die cut. Ink around the edge and add faux stitching.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations blog to see all the amazing projects from an awesome DT!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

challenges
A Gem of A Challenge:  flowers
Emerald Faeries Challenge:  anything goes
Totally Paper Crafts:  make your own flowers

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Heartfelt Creations_Happy Birthday

Today is a very special day!  We are delighted to present the Vintage Floret Collection. This is a beautiful collection of ancient luxury. This month’s paper release is similar to the wallpaper of a quaint Parisian cafe. The textured flower stamps add a quiet delicacy to every project. The typography is a delightful combination of botanical growth and grandmother’s old typewriter stored away in the attic. There are 5 new PreCut Stamp Sets, one 12x12 Paper Collection, and one beautiful new exclusive Spellbinders die designed for Heartfelt Creations.

Win the entire Release: Leave a comment on the HC blog by October 16th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $134.93 .

Vote: It's also time to vote for your favorite design team member and the new semi finalists for the next 6 months. When you vote, you will also be entered into a drawing to be eligible to win a $50 HC Gift Certificate. You can only vote one time and you have to select 5 or more to be eligible to participate. Voting ends on October 17th, 2012.


Today I created a birthday card using the new Vintage Floret Set.  What an awesome set of flowers and coordinating papers!  The rhinestones were part of my birthday package from my son and DDIL, thanks!  They were perfect for this card.


Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations blog to see all the amazing inspiration from the very talented DT!
Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!
Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3500 Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3502 Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3503 Vintage Floret Bouquet PreCut Set
HCPC 3504 Bold Vintage Floret Background PreCut Set (sentiment)
HCPC 3480 Brookside Manor PreCut Set (butterfly)
HCD 723 Garden Romance Die
Other Products
paper: blue and pink card stock
ink: Distress Ink (Broken China, Embossing Ink)
Recollections EP (Snow); Gelly Roll pen (Clear Star); Rhinestones; ATG; pop dots
Directions
Base card: 4 1/4" x 11", fold in half. Stamp flowers and emboss. Sponge Broken China over flowers. Cut blue cs 2" x 4 1/4", stamp sentiment and emboss. Stamp swirls and distress around edges with Broken China. Cut another piece blue cs 2 1/4" x 4 1/2", add sentiment panel. Trace around sentiment panel with gelly roll pen. Cut pink cs 2 3/8" x 4 5/8". Add sentiment layer with pop dots. Add to card. Stamp, emboss and die cut 2 butterflies. Layer and add to card. Add rhinestones.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Get Well

Today I'm sharing a cute get well card, including the tissue, LOL.  The images are from Heartfelt Creations.  I cut a slit in the top of the pocket, folded a tissue and tucked it in.  The die cut panel is added with pop dots as is the rose.


The largest flower, leaves, and butterfly have all been die cut, and then I added stickles and some metal dots to finish it off.

paper:  white and blue card stock
ink:  Distress Ink, Faded Jeans, Broken China, Forest Moss; Archival Jet Black; Staz-On Saddle Brown
stamps: HCPC 3307 Jean Pocket/Ball Can PreCut Set
            HCPC 3394 Classic Bella Rose PreCut Set
            HCPC 3480 Brookside Manor PreCut Set
            HCD 723     Garden Romance Die
sentiment is a clear stamp
misc:  seam binding, pop dots, glue dots, metal dots, Spellbinders Lables 8, corner rounder,  kleenex
base card: 4 3/8" x 5 3/4";  blue layer, 4 1/8" x 5 5/8"

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

challenges:
Totally Stampalicious:  anything goes
Lollipop Crafts:  something old (the metal dots) something new ('get well' stamp)
Papercraft Star:  anything goes
Fab 'n' Funky: no patterned paper
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge:  diecuts and/or punches
Flutter by Wednesday:  sparkle
The Paper Shelter:  distressing (the edges of the blue cs is distressed)
Crafts and Me:  My Sentiment Exactly
Paper Pretties:  flowers
Oozak:  die cuts



Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters Tag

It's Heartfelt Creations inspiration day and today I have a tag to share.  I used the beautiful Delicate Asters and lots of lace for a very feminine look.  You will find the complete supply list and instructions below.



Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3494 Delicate Asters PreCut Set
HCPC 3495 Bold Delicate Asters PreCut Set
HCPC 3497 Script Aster Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
HCPC 3488 Decorative Metal Fixtures PreCut Set
HCPC 3364 Stained Glass Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3367 Vintage Life Background PreCut Set
HCD 726 Delicate Asters Die
HCD 701 Posy Patch Die
Spellbinders Holiday Tags Shapeabilities Die
Other Products
paper: cream, white, blue, pink, green card stock
inks: Distress Inks (Walnut Stain, Spun Sugar, Broken China, Forest Moss, Tea Dye); Delicata Golden Glitz
distress tool, lace, pearl trim, pearl spray, pearl swirl, pearls, seam binding, Stickles (Star Dust); ATG, pop dots, Glossy Accents, hole punch
Directions
tag: 3 3/4" x 7 1/2", round the top. Distress the edges. Cut blue cs 3 5/8" x 7 3/8", stamp stained glass background in gold, stamp script over top in Tea Dye. Distress the edges. Add to tag. Punch hole in center. Stamp image and color. Tear around the image and distress edges. Layer onto cream cs and tear and distress the edges. Add to tag. Add laces and pearl trim. Stamp 2 sets of Asters (3 layers for small and 4 layers for large) and die cut. Glue layers together. Use Stickles on petals. Stamp and die cut 3 Posy Patch Flowers, add to centers of Asters and add pearls for centers. Stamp and die cut 5 leaves. Add leaves and pearl sprays to tag. Add large flower in center of leaves. Stamp ornament in gold, die cut, and color with Spun Sugar. Add to tag with pop dots. Add small flower in center of ornament. Add leaf and single flower around ornament. Add pearl swirl. Add seam binding.

You'll want to visit the Heartfelt Creations blog to see all the creative inspiration from the wonderful design team!

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

Friday, September 28, 2012

Melody of Love

SNSDC73_Square Challenge
Today is my last project for my guest spot with SNSDC.  It's been such fun working with these wonderful images!  When I chose my images, this was my first pick.  Music has always been a big part of my life and this image is awesome!
I used a 5 1/2" square canvas which I painted with Metallic Champagne and pink acrylic paint.  I then printed the image and sentiment on tissue paper and adhered it to the canvas with gel medium.  It is colored with Creative Inspiration Paint which has a wonderful shimmer.  The little paper flower at the top is the 4 Petal Flower  from the new SNS September release.  I used one of my crocheted flowers, a stick pin, a feather, and some leaves and butterflies from Heartfelt Creations.  There's lots of lace, pearls, and bling.  And it's pink, LOL!  (Would you believe it's my fav color?) I used the blue background to keep it from looking too, too pink.  The sentiment is bordered with a gold leafing pen.

Be sure to join us for this fun challenge and the chance to win some wonderful images!
Thanks so much, ladies, for allowing me to be a part of SNS for September!  
Thanks to all my lovely friends for visiting and have a blessed day!

Challenges:
Love to Create:  anything goes
Lexi's Creations:  make a gift
Digital Tuesday Challenge:  say it with flowers
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge:  bingo (swirls (bling), pink flowers, lace
In The Pink:  embossing (the leaves and butterflies are embossed)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Heartfelt Creations_My Wish For You

It's Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Day!  Today I have a card made with the beautiful Delicate Twining Asters image.  I added the sentiment on a tag and tucked it behind the image.  You will find the complete list of products and instructions below.





Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3496 Delicate Twining Asters PreCut Set
HCPC 3497 Script Aster Background PreCut Set (sentiment)
HCPC 3494 Delicate Asters PreCut Set
HCPC 3491 Holiday Haven PreCut Set (swirl)
HCPC 3480 Brookside Manor PreCut Set (butterfly)
Art Glitter adhesive
Gala Glitz Mauvie
Other Products
paper: white card stock
ink: Distress Ink (Dusty Concord, Walnut Stain, Embossing Ink)
Prismacolor pencils; Sakura gelly roll pen (clear star); Stickles (lavender); brad; ribbon; EK Success Scroll punch; Spellbinders Marvelous Squares, Romantic Rectangles; button, ATG, pop dots; Recollections Embossing Powder (snow); homemade glimmer mist; Fabric Fusion
Directions
base card, cut card 4 1/4" x 11", fold in half. Punch bottom edge. Stamp image and color, outline with gel pen. Use Gala Glitz in center of flower. Die cut. To create shimmer paper: stamp flowers (using each size) and emboss. Sponge over flowers with Dusty Concord, spritz with glimmer mist. Cut a piece 1 1/2" x 4 1/4", attach behind punched border. Cut a piece 3 1/2" square and attach behind stamped image. Attach image to card with pop dots leaving right side open for tag. Stamp and color butterfly, add stickles. Attach to card. Wrap ribbon around card and add button with Fabric Fusion. Tag: Stamp off swirl on scrap paper and then stamp on card stock. Stamp sentiment. Die cut. Distress edges and use gel pen around inside edge of die. Cut card stock 2" x 3 1/4", cut off corners and distress edges. Add die cut to tag and add brad.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations blog to see all the  beautiful inspiration from an awesome DT!

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

Friday, September 21, 2012

Sweet 'N' Sassy_Thanks

IT IS TIME FOR ANOTHER SWEET `N SASSY DIGI CHALLENGE, BUT TODAY WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO ADD SOMETHING MORE!

The Sweet `n Sassy Digi Challenge ladies are bringing you a Fun Blog Hop for our September Digi Release!!
While you're hopping, be sure to leave some love on each of the blog hop posts…One of the ladies below is a mystery blogger and she will be picking a random winner from the comments on her blog post!!
The winning prize will be the whole September Digi Release!! (The winner will be announced on Friday, September 28th.)
Before we get to the challenge for this week how about we share those new digis....
  Pumpkin Kitty $3.00
 Autumn Collage $3.00


  Happy Flowers  $3.00


 4 Petaled Flowers $4.00

And now for today's challenge:
Add "Scoring"for your creation!
For my card today, I chose to use the 4 Petaled Flowers.  I love the shape of the petals and it so easy to create quick and beautiful cards!  I used my score board to score the background.  There are 2 lines 1/4" apart with 1/2" in between each 2.  The smaller flowers are colored with Prismacolor pencils and then I added some Stickles and a brad.  They are added to the hexagons with pop dots. 

               Just a few things to keep in mind as you play....
Please remember to use digital images ONLY for the challenge.
~You don't have to use SNS digi images to play along but we sure do love when you do!
~Please share a link to your creation using the Linky feature at the end of this post. If the link feature is down, please add a link with your comment.
~When uploading to online galleries, please use keyword SNSDC72.
Now, here is the blog hop list to see September Digi Release-Scoring Challenge creations...

Every card you enter into our challenges throughout September, you will get one entry to be eligible for winning 3 digis of your choice from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps store.
Every week, we spotlight one participant who uses SNSS digi images for their card or project.
We strongly think those of you who love to use our digital images should be recognized a little more.

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!













Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Heartfelt Creations_Delicate Asters

Today is Heartfelt Creations Wednesday Inspiration!  Wow! Where does the time go?!  It seems like only yesterday that I was given the privilege to join this DT and now it's only a few more weeks till this 6 month term is over.  It's been an amazing experience!
For my card today, I used the Delicate Asters medallion.  It's a beautiful, elegant design that could be used so many different ways.  You will find the product list and instructions below.  I hope you will forgive this terrible photo, for some reason I had an awful time photographing this card.


Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations blog to see all the creative projects from an amazing DT!
Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!
Heartfelt Creations Products

HCPC 3499 Delicate Asters and Butterflies PreCut Set
HCPC 3494 Delicate Asters PreCut Set
HCD 726 Delicate Asters Die
HCPC 3480 Brookside Manor PreCut Set (butterfly)
HCD 723 Garden Romance Die
HCDP1 226 Delicate Asters Paper Collection

Other Products

Paper: white and lavender card stock

Inks: Distress Inks, Walnut Stain, Dusty Concord, Embossing Ink; Archival (Jet Black)

Recollections Embossing Powder (Snow); Prismacolor pencils; Spica Pen (Lilac); Stickles (Lavender); rhinestones, Diamond Dust; acetate, EK Success Scroll border punch; seam binding; pop dots, ATG, Glossy Accents

Directions

Base Card: cut white cs 7" x 9", fold 9" side in half. Cut lavender cs 4 3/8" x 6 7/8", add to base. Cut green DP 4 1/4" x 6 3/4". Cut white cs 4 x 6 1/2", punch around panel. Attach this to green DP. Wrap seam binding around panel and then add to card with pop dots. Stamp sentiment on acetate with black, let dry, cut to 1 5/8" x 4", add to top of card with Glossy Accents at the corners. Cut lavender cs 2 1/4" x 4 3/8". Stamp image on white cs and color, cut to 2 1/8" x 4 1/4". Add to lavender layer. Add to card with pop dots. Stamp and die cut leaves from DP and butterflies from white cs. Color butterflies and add stickles. Stamp and emboss 3 medium and 2 next size smaller flowers, sponge with distress ink. Add rhinestone and Diamond Dust to center of flower. Add leaves and flower to image with pop dots. Add rhinestones and butterflies to card.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pop Up Gift Card

This week at Sweet n' Sassy the challenge is to create a pop up card.  There are lots of tutorials and variations, but since I wanted to add a gift card, I chose to use a very basic design.

One of the things I love about digital stamps is the ability to resize them.  I created my own DP using my Cocoa's Latte Digital Stamp in different sizes.  The main image has been colored with Prismacolor pencils.  By layering it on cs, it created a pocket for the gift card.  The sentiment is die cut, layered on cs, and then I added some pearls.

For the front of the card, I cut the image in a hexagon shape.  I used an embossing pen to create the corrugated look on the sleeve and added some liquid pearls.  The sentiment is from Heartfelt Creations, cut apart.  I added some Glossy Accents on the lid and then added the panel with pop dots.


Every card you enter throughout September, you will get one entry to be eligible for winning 3 digis of your choice from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps store. Be sure to play along every week.
You will also want to be sure and visit the talented DT and see all their gorgeous inspiration!

Cynthia Olheiser (September Guest Designer)
Sarah Miller (September Guest Designer) that's me!

challenges I would like to enter
The Ribbon Girls:  pearls (9/14
Cupcake Inspirations: photo colors (red, white, brown (9/14
Come and Get It:  tic tac toe (pearls, ribbon, die cut (9/13 
De Creatieve Zebra: anything goes (9/16
MilkCoffee Challenge:  at least 2 different shapes (9/27
Cute Card Thursday:  Christmas (9/19
Shelly's Images:  anything goes (9/19
Love To Create Challenge:  ribbon (9/15

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



Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Especially For You

Today is a very special Heartfelt Creations Wednesday! 

We are pleased to introduce the Delicate Asters Collection. You are creative. Show your friends with this unique Aster collection. With beautiful elegant petals and Monarch butterflies, this set will represent you in a lively popping way. The typography makes speaking from your heart quick and easy. Our paper is a great value for those looking to get their money’s worth on materials. Since there are two different designs on the paper’s front and back, you get 24 different designs in one package. Now you have a variety of options when you get bored.

There are 6 new PreCut Stamp Sets, one 12x12 Paper Collection, and one beautiful new exclusive Spellbinders die designed for Heartfelt Creations. Leave a comment on the HC blog by September 18th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $145.92 . 


Each month I change my mind about which release is my fav, but I know this one will be at the top of my list for a long time!  The colors are amazing and it doesn't matter what you make with the stamps, you know it will be gorgeous!  

For my card, I chose to use the Delicate Aster Vase PreCut Set along with the Delicate Asters  and matching die.  They make card making so quick and easy!

Here is the complete product list and directions.  Make sure you visit the Heartfelt Creations blog.  I promise, you will be inspired by the most creative projects from an amazing DT!
 
Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3498 Delicate Aster Vase PreCut Set
HCPC 3494 Delicate Asters PreCut Set
HCD 726 Delicate Asters Die
HCDP1 226 Delicate Asters Paper Collection
459222 Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Other Products
Paper: white cardstock
Ink: Staz On (Saddle Brown); Distress Inks: Embossing Ink, Antique Linen, Dusty Concord
Prismacolor pencils; MS Score Board; Recollections Snow EP; Diamond Dust; embroidery floss; Glossy Accents; ATG
Directions
Card base; 6" x 9", score 9" side at 4" and fold.  This will make the back 1" longer than the front. On this 1" section, stamp the sentiment and then make diagonal score lines every 1/8".  Cut green DP 3 7/8" x 5 7/8", add to front of card. Cut purple DP 3 3/4"x 5 3/4", add to card. Stamp image on white card stock, color and ink edges. Cut to 3 1/2" x 5 1/2", add to card. Stamp and emboss the two smallest size flowers. Cut 4 of each, 2 from DP and 2 from white card stock. Ink the edges with Dusty Concord.  Layer and add to card. Tie embroidery floss along edge of sentiment panel.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Cocoa's Train_Happy Birthday

Several weeks ago, I received an e-mail from Makiko from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps asking me if I would be one of their September guest designers.  Of course!  I was honored that they would ask me, I absolutely love Korin's images, they just make me smile!

So this week's challenge is Take me Away! -- Use any image(s)/element(s) that take you somewhere -ex. trains, airplanes, ballons, cars, trucks, bicyles and so on..  I chose to use Cocoa's Train.   He's really going places with this spinner card!

I do hope your eyes don't get crossed with this card, LOL!  It turned out a bit busier than I intended!  This is the first spinner card I made and will totally be making some more, they are so much fun!  The paper is some I've had in my stash for a long time.  All the tutorials I saw said to use a 1/2" circle punch; I had no idea they would be so hard to find!  I finally found a 5/8" punch and then used 2 nickles instead of pennies. I designed the hearts and cloud and printed from the computer. 


                                                           Works beautifully! 


I hope you have a chance to play along with us.  You don't have to use Sweet 'n Sassy digis, but we'd love it if you did!  Be sure to use a digital image and follow the "Take me Away" theme.
 
Every card you enter throughout September, you will get one entry to be eligible for winning 3 digis of your choice from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps store. Be sure to play along every week.


You will also want to be sure and visit the talented DT and see all their gorgeous inspiration!

Cynthia Olheiser (September Guest Designer)
Sarah Miller (September Guest Designer) that's me!

challenges I would like to enter
2 Sisters Challenge:  primary colors (9/7
Catch The Bug:  anything goes
Card Makin Mamas:  hearts
The Crafty Pad:  no square
Dream Valley:  something old (paper), something new (punch)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Heartfelt Creations_CAS Christmas

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday Inspiration!  Today I practiced doing a CAS card.  These gorgeous images really don't need much embellishment and are perfect for those clean and simple cards.  This one is part of the new Ornamental Light Collection called Holiday Haven.  You will find the complete list of products and directions below.



For You At Christmas
Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3491 Holiday Haven PreCut Set
HCDP1 225 Frosty Blanket Paper Collection
Other Products
Ink: Archival (Jet Black)
white card stock; Stickles (Star Dust), red glitter glue; Micron Pen; ATG
Directions
Create card base, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", fold in half.  Cut black DP 4 1/8" x 5 3/8", add to card base.  Cut white cs 4" x 5 1/4".  Stamp image and sentiment.  With Micron Pen, draw a line 3/8" in from the edge, go over the lines with Stickles.  Add glitter to image and add to card.

 Be sure to visit the new Heartfelt Creation website!  You'll find it very easy to navigate, user friendly and a feast for the eyes!  And while there, be sure to check out the blog and see all the marvelous creations by an amazing DT!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Heartfelt Creations_Mini Clip Board

Today I have another gift set made with Heartfelt Creations new Ornamental Light Collection.  This one started out with a Formica sample.  We recently did some remodeling and I have lots of these little chipboard pieces.  I just knew there had to be something I could do with them, LOL!


And this is what it looks like now, front and back.  You will find the product list and directions below.


After I made the clip board, I decided it needed a gift bag. I used a white paper bag and edged it with Black Soot Distress Ink.  I folded the flap up to create a pocket, edging it with some cotton lace before adding the red line tape along the sides.  I cut black card stock and some Frosty Blanket DP to layer on the front and then added the pom pom trim and seam binding.  The lanterns were stamped and colored with Creative Inspirations Paint.  I also stamped and die cut some pine branches and then added some bells and pearl swirls.  The sentiment was stamped on one of the journal cards that comes with the Frosty Blanket paper. 




And, as promised, here are the directions for the clip board.

Mini Clip Board
Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3490 Holiday Mail PreCut Set
HCPC 3491 Holiday Haven PreCut Set
HCPC 3486 Organic Fillers PreCut Set
HCPC 3488 Decorative Metal Fixtures PreCut Set
HCDP1 225 Frosty Blanket Paper Collection
HCD 724 Classic Editions Die
Other Products
Ink: Distress Black Soot
Tile sample from home improvement store; Prismacolor Pencils; Liquitex Mat Gel Medium; lace, seam binding, ribbon; snowflake brad, pearl swirl; magnetic clip; Stickles (Star Dust); glitter gel pens; copy paper; Glossy Accents; sand paper
Directions
My tile is 3 1/2" x 5". Cut 2 pieces of DP 3 1/2" x 5". Stamp image on one piece. Color. Coat sample with gel med. and adhere image. Coat back of sample and add the other piece of paper. Let dry and then sand and ink the edges. Add stickles to the front. Add heart lace trim. Stamp, color and die cut 2 fronds. Stamp, color and cut out lantern. Add to front with glossy accents. Add pearl swirl.  Cut 12 pieces of copy paper 3 1/4" x 4 3/4". Stamp swirl and color with gel pens. Clip to back of board and add bow and brad.

Be sure to visit Heartfelt Creations blog to see all the awesome inspiration from the very talented design team!
 
Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

challenges I would like to enter:
Winter Wonderland:  red and green
Totally Stampalicious:  anything goes
Quirky Crafts Challenges:  recycling on the farm (have I stretched this too far? I'm thinking you would find a bird on a farm!?)
De Creatieve Zebra:  anything goes
Forever Friends:  anything goes (use an animal)