Friday, December 30, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Dec. 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 Friday Dec. 30th and closes Monday Jan. 2nd at 11:59pm EST.
Please note the hop has changed from the last Tue. to the last Fri. of the month.
The winner will be announced on the HC blog and on FB. I will also announce it here on my blog.
You will need to email Heartfelt Creations at info@heartfeltcreations.us with "Winner of December Alumni Hop" in subject line.

What are some new things you are hoping to accomplish in 2017?  One of mine is to do some Bible art and so I made a little journal to record some of my favorite Bible verses.

I found these little spiral bound notebooks at the dollar store.  The blue spirals were perfect for this paper collection.  The closure is created with a tag. 

I created a banner and printed directly on it.  I used the ticket die to draw a frame around the words.

There are pockets on the inside of the cover.  I used the Ornate Border die to create the tag on the right.

There are some tab dividers.

More pockets and tags on the inside of the back.

And the back cover.  Here you can see the tag I used to create the closure.

Heartfelt Creations products
HCDP1 268 Celebrate the Season Paper Collection
HCD1 745 Luggage and Tags Die
HCD1  780 Ornate Borders and Pocket Die
159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
 
From here you will hop to Alissa's blog.

Kathy Clement

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Blog Hop Winner

Congratulations, Liz Ford, you are the winner for the November blog hop!  Be sure to e-mail Heartfelt Creations at  info@heartfeltcreations.us  with "Winner of November Blog Hop" in subject line.  Happy shopping!  Thanks so much to everyone who played along.  Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Heartfelt Creations November 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 November 29th and closes Friday December 2nd at 11:59pm EST.


Today I'm sharing my first loaded envelope.  I used the Snow Kissed paper collection.  I used a 6X9 white envelope, cut off a sliver on each side and added gussets to give me more room for all the goodies. I added 1 pocket on the front and 1 on the back.


There are 2 cards with envelopes in the back pocket.

 I created toppers for the gifts and created envelopes to hold cut outs from the paper and some die cuts.  





My favorite piece is this shaker ornament.  I stamped the snowman on shrink plastic, cut it out in a free form shape, and baked it.  I purchased a plastic ornament at the dollar store that came in 2 pieces.  The snowman fit perfectly.  I cut out the scene from the paper, added some beads, and glued the paper on the back. 

Heartfelt Creations products
HCDP1 269 Snow Kissed paper collection
HCPC 3750 Frolicking Frosty cling stamp set
HCPC 3747 Celebrate the Season cling stamp set
HCPC 3748 Gift Wrapped Presents cling stamp set
HCD1 7106  Celebrate the Season Die
HCDP1 268 Celebrate the Season paper collection

From here you will hop to Emilia's blog.
List of participating blogs
Kathy Clement
Sarah Miller (you are here)
Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Heartfelt Creations October 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 October 25th and closes Friday October 28th at 11:59pm EST.

Did you know there are only 8 more Mondays till Christmas?  Just sayin', LOL.

Recently I participated in a Christmas song PL swap.  This design paper was so perfect for Frosty the Snowman.  All the words were created in Photoshop.  I used Wink of Stella to create lots of snowy sparkle and the images that are die cut I colored with Prismacolor pencils.  If it's hard to see the detail, then just click on the picture to see a larger image.

Heartfelt Creations products
HCDP1 269 Snow Kissed Paper Collection
HCPC 3747 Celebrate the Season cling stamp set
HCPC 3748 Gift Wrapped Presents cling stamp set
HCD1 7104 Ornate Sleigh and Presents die
HCD1 7106 Celebrate the Season die

List of participating blogs
Vicki Dutcher   
Archana Joshi
Sarah Miller - (you are here) 

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Heartfelt Creations September 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 September 27 and closes Friday September 30 at 11:59pm EST.

 Do you know someone who likes to read?  These corner bookmarks are so adorable!  I stamped the images and colored with Prismacolor pencils.  

The snowflakes were embossed with clear embossing powder and then I used distress ink to color the sky.


For this one, I placed the die at an angle to create a pocket and added some paper to take notes.  I'll be using these as stocking stuffers.  

Heartfelt Creations products
HCPC 3750 Frolicking Frosty Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3749 Snow Kissed Spruce Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3747 Celebrate the Season Cling Stamp Set
HCD1 7106 Celebrate the Season Die
HCDP1 268 Celebrate the Season Paper Collection
HCDP1 269 Snow Kissed Paper Collection
HCD1 780 Ornate Borders and Pockets Die

From here you will hop to Ujjwal Gupta
Here is the complete blog hop list 
Kathy Clement
Sarah Miller  (you are here)
Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Heartfelt Creations August 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 August 30 and closes Friday September 3rd at 11:59pm EST.


Today I am sharing a Christmas gatefold card using the Celebrate The Season design paper.  I used one of the card front panels for the center and then added the sentiment card with pop dots.  The gifts, skates, mittens and leaves were die cut from the design paper.  I added Stickles and Wink of Stella to add lots of glitter.  In my humble opinion, Christmas cards just have to have lots of sparkle!

I created a belly band with the Ornate Borders and Pockets die.  
Heartfelt Creations products
HCPC 3747 Celebrate the Season Cling Stamps
HCD1-7106 Celebrate the Season Die
HCD1-780 Ornate Borders and Pockets
HCDP1-268 Celebrate the Season Paper Collection

From here you will hop to Mary's blog
list of participating blogs
Kathy Clement 
Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Happy Birthday Emma Lou Blog Hop

Hello friends!  Today we have a very special blog hop in honor of Emma Lou's birthday.  Emma Lou is one of the sweetest ladies you will ever meet! 

The DT decided to surprise her with cards and this is the one I made for her.





I used 
HCDP1 260 All Glammed Up Paper Collection
HCPC 3577 Vintage Morning Background Cling Stamp Set
HCD1 742 Majestic Blooms Die

This hop will close Tuesday August 16 at midnight.

Be sure to leave a comment on each of the participating blogs for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations.


Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Heartfelt Creations July 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 July 25 and closes Friday July 29 at midnight.

Thanks for joining our blog hop!  I know you will find lots of inspiration.  I created the background for my card using the Large Elegant Word Background stamp.  I inked an embossing folder with Victorian Velvet distress ink and embossed the panel.  I then swiped my Delicata Gold ink pad over the raised design.  I stamped the center design and colored with Victorian Velvet.  I added some Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel and some rhinestones.  The sentiment was embossed with gold embossing powder.
Heartfelt Creations products:
HCPC 3323 Large Elegant Word Background Stamp Set
HCPC 3595 Floral Clocks Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3594 Time Sentiments Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3502 Mini Vintage Floret Stamp Set
HCD1 744 Once Upon A Time Die
HCD1 727 Vintage Floret Die

from here you will hop to Gloria's blog

participating blogs:
Kathy Wright Clement 
Vicki Dutcher
Loretta Lock
Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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 28 and closes Friday July 1st at midnight.

Today I used the Farmers Market paper collection to make my card.  I used one of the card fronts for the base.  'In the garden' panel is a cut out from the paper collection and I adhered it with foam tape.  The ticket and sentiment are also cut outs from the collection and are also on foam tape.  I then stamped and die cut the leaf clusters and colored with Prismacolor pencils.  A sweet little upside down bow adds the finishing touch.

Heartfelt Creations products
HCDP1-257 Farmers Market paper collection
HCPC 3689 Berries and Peaches Cling Stamp set (leaves and berries)
HCD1-777 Farmers Market Fruit die
HCPC-3685 Jars and Vines Cling Stamp Set (small vine)
HCD1-767 Jars and Vines Die 

from here you will hop to Kathy's blog

list of participating blogs
Alissa Wells
Emilia van den Heuvel 
Vicki Dutcher 
Mary Faus 
Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day! 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

You Are My Sunshine

There's another new sketch at From The Heart Sketch Challenge.

The twist this time is to make it sparkle.


The stamp I used is a free image at From The Heart Stamps.  There are 4 sentiments included.  I used some Stickles, Wink of Stella and rhinestones for some sparkle.

Challenges I would like to enter
From The Heart sketch challenge
Crafty Girls Creations:  anything goes
Crimbo Crackers:  anything goes
Southern Girls:  anything goes

Friday, June 17, 2016

Thank You


There is a very sweet, simple sketch at 'From The Heart' sketch challenge this week.  The twist is to create a gratitude card. 

 I used one of my favorite images, Lil Birdie.  She has been colored with Prismacolor pencils.  The panel was matted and adhered with foam tape.  The sentiment was created in Photoshop Elements and I added some rhinestones for some sparkle.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Sprinkled With Love

This is a card I created for the progressive challenge at 'from the heart stamps'.  I recolored the sentiment (which comes with the image) in Photoshop Elements and then printed it directly on the card.  The image was colored with Prismacolor pencils.


To create the shaker embellishment, I used a very large wiggly eye.  I removed the back and then printed the image and adhered it to the back of the plastic.  This has become my favorite way of making shakers.

Challenges
From the Heart Stamps: use ice cream image
Crafty Gals Corner: summertime fun 
Sisterhood of Crafters: summer fun
The Crafty Addicts: anything goes/summertime
Through The Craft Room Door: anything goes

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!


Saturday, June 11, 2016

Life's A Wave


It looks as if summer might finally be here, yay!  And what better way to celebrate than catching a wave!  This is one of the new images from 'from the heart stamps'.  The image is colored with Prismacolor pencils and I used some Stampendous Shabby White embossing enamel for the waves.  I followed the sketch at 'from the heart stamps sketch challenge'.  

  At least, I hope it qualifies.  I'm never sure how much I can manipulate a sketch.  But the twist was to make a circular card so I made a circular easel card. 

Challenges
from the heart sketch challenge
Coffee, Chocolate, & cards:  use a die cut
Crafting with Friends:  anything goes
Creative Fingers:  anything goes
Cut It Up:  sun and surf

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

You Are Toadally Awesome!


Today I have another card share with an image from 'from the heart stamps'.  I am thoroughly enjoying these images; they just make me smile!  There is a single image of the fly and so I duplicated it and then printed it on some DP and then cut the banner.  The image was colored with Prismacolor pencils.

I used their sketch and the twist.
Hope you are having an awesome day!  Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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 May 31st and closes Friday June 3rd at midnight.


June is here and with it comes Fathers Day.  I used the 'Celebrate the Journey' collection to make this card.  I did a little fussy cutting to create the sentiment.  If you want to see more detailed instructions on how to make this card you can visit my YouTube channel at Sarah's Crafty Life.

From here you will hop to Gina's blog

Heartfelt Creations products
HCDP1 242 Celebrate the Journey paper collection
HCPC 3596 Celebrate the Journey Sentiments PreCut Set
HCPC 3594 Time Sentiments PreCut Set
HCD1 744 Once Upon a Time Die

List of participating blogs
 Vicki Dutcher  
Alissa Wells
Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Flamingos and Hot Chicks


This adorable flamingo image is a digital stamp from 'from the heart stamps'.  I duplicated the image and then flipped it.  The sketch is this weeks 'from the heart' sketch challenge and the twist was to fussy cut the image so I did that and placed them on pop dots.  The sentiment is part of the collection.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Always and Forever


Soon it will be June, (seriously?!) and the most popular month for weddings.  This lovely image is from 'from the heart stamps'.  I used their sketch and they always include a twist.  This time the twist was to enlarge and crop the image.  You can find the full size image here.

I used Heartfelt Creations 'All Glammed Up paper collection and added some Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel.

challenges I would like to enter
from the heart; I heart sketches/twist/enlarge and crop image 
Brown Sugar:  anything goes 
Crafting with Friends:  anything goes 
Crafty Catz:  anything goes 
Simply Papercraft:  anything goes

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Hugs and Kisses

I found this cute image at 'from the heart stamps'.

I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and used the Sunny paper collection.  I used the sketch given at  'from the heart stamps' sketch challenge.  Their twist was to use a hand written sentiment (I tried even though I don't like my handwriting).  

challenges:
I heart sketches with a twist #151; use a hand written sentiment
from the heart monthly stamp challenge: use Hamlet PigWit in the planter digital stamp
crafting with friends:  anything goes
creative fingers:  anything goes
simply papercrafts:  anything goes

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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 26th and closes Friday April 29th at midnight.



Today I'm sharing a mothers day card made with the Romantique Garden paper collection.  I added some flowers and lots of  sparkle.


Heartfelt Creations products
HCD1 249 Romantique Garden paper collection
HCPC 3390 Bella Rose Leaves Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3394 Classic Bella Rose Cling Stamp Set
HCD 712 Bella Rose Die
HCPC 3578 Majestic Morning Background Cling Stamp Set
HCD1 742 Majestic Blooms Die
HCD1 743 Raindrops on Roses Die



Here is the complete blog hop list
 Regina M. Hamilton
Gloria Stengel 
Sarah Miller (you are here)

 Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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 29th and closes Friday April 1st at midnight.


 
 

This is a little booklet I created, using a 6"x9" envelope. I didn't use any dimensional embellishments since I wanted to be able to tuck it into my purse. I made it to practice doodling and zentangles. I'm still not happy with my writing so I printed the sentiments and then added the doodles. Practice, practice! I used the flap of the envelope to create the closure with a magnet.




Heartfelt Creations Products

HCPC 3577 Vintage Morning Background Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3579 Majestic Collage Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3580 Majestic Morning Blooms Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3593 Numeral Clocks Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3499 Delicate Asters and Butterflies Cling Stamp Set
HCD1 743 Raindrops on Roses Die
HCD1 744 Once Upon A Time Die
HCD1 742 Majestic Blooms Die
HCD1 728 Timeless Amour Die

From here you will hop to Alissa

Here is the complete list of participating blogs

Kathy Clement
Glenda Brooks
Amy Doria
Vicki Dutcher
Caroline Duncan
Regina M. Hamilton
Ujjwal Gupta
Gini Williams Cagle
Sarah Miller (you are here)
Alissa Wells

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Heartfelt Creations February 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 23rd and closes Friday February 26th at midnight.

This is a 3 page flip book.  Our Bible study group is studying Revelations which was my inspiration for this book.  

This shows the inside which includes a waterfall and several pockets for tags.





This is the front of the 3rd page and holds a little booklet.


Since I made this for myself I didn't add any of the goodies we usually include with the pen pal flip books. 

Heartfelt Creations products

HCPC 3644 Birds and Blooms Cling Stamps
HCPC 3704 All Dressed Up Cling Stamps
HCD1 756 Birds and Blooms Die
HCD1 775 All Dressed Up Die
HCD1  745 Luggage and Tags Die
HCDP1 260 All Glammed Up Paper Collection

So now it's time to hop to Emilia's blog.


And here is the complete blog hop list.
Caroline Duncan
Amarilys Doria
Ujjwal Gupta
Vicki Dutcher
Glenda Brooks 
Gloria Stengel
Regina M. Hamilton 
Gini Williams Cagle
Sarah Miller
Emilia van den Heuvel
Kathy Clement:
Alissa Wells
Lisa Allen

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!