Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Something Exciting!

I have some very exciting news to share!  I applied for a DT position with Heartfelt Creations and I have been accepted as a semi-finalist!  I am ecstatic, over the moon, LOL!

It has been a dream of mine to be part of their team for quite a long time.   Of course, there's still one more step to go to actually be accepted but I am so honored that they liked my work enough to give me this chance.  I fell in love with their products the moment I saw them.

So now I will need your help!!!  They are having their customers involved in selecting the finalists and voting for their favorites.  If you like my creations, PLEASE let them know by voting for me on their blog!   Here's part of the post:

from the Heartfelt Creations Blog
DT Semi- finalists: Today we are pleased to announce the HC Design Team Semi-finalists. Choosing from such great talent and diversified submissions is very difficult and we appreciate all the applicants that participated in the design team call. Without further ado, here are the semi-finalists;: Dawn Lotharius, Sarah Miller, Connie Piotter, KimberlyRae Forde, Susan O'Connell, Alissa Wells, Stephanie Lee, Erika Selander, Linda Neff, Emily Neihaus, Mari Harpham, Kathleen Rooney, Deborah Cuypers, Charmagne Welch-Rivera, Rachel Dluhy, Miranda van den Bosch, Stacy Cook, Debrah Scott, Giovana Smith, Jackie Payne, Jackie Smith, Karin Zander, Cynthia Lorens Renaud, Marisa Job, Linda Selymes, Kim Nath, and Steph AckermanCongratulations! The semi-finalists will be recieving some HC products and then they will be creating two projects for the final round. The design team finalists will be announced on April 25.
Vote for your favorite Semi-finalists: We would love to have you particpate and vote your 5 favorite semi-finalists listed above. Review each one of their blogs and then CLICK HERE to submit your vote. 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 April 13th, 2012

Here are the three projects that I submitted for consideration.

Get Well Card and box (for more details, click here)

 Treasured Memories  (for more details, click here)

 Altered Domino Mini (for more details, click here)

So now I'm off to my craft room to design two more projects for consideration.  Wish me lots of creative ideas!  Thank you so much for taking the time to share this day with me.  May you truly be blessed!


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Easter Love

A tri-shutter card is so simple to make but gives such beautiful results.  You can find a tutorial at SCS.  I embossed the pink layers and then used Picket Fence crackle paint. There's a rhinestone cross and a rosette flower on the right side.

The stamped cross has been colored with Prismacolor pencils and is bordered with lace.  I added a Sizzix flourish, some pearls and rhinestones.
The smaller sentiments are part of the cross stamp set.  I designed the scripture with a frame from The Graphics Fairy which I altered a bit.  The little girl and bunny is a digital stamp from Tiddly Inks.  The cute little bunny kept multiplying!  He's sporting a little rhinestone tail. Can't have too much bling! 

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Challenges I would like to enter
Joans Gardens:  Easter card with a bunny, Easter colors, embossed background, flourish and rhinestones
Craft Us Crazy:  religious/Easter/something sweet
Prairie Fairy Fridays:  distress it
One Stop Craft:  handmade flower
My Sheri:  Easter
It's All About Vintage:  Swirls and Pearls
Clearly I Stamp:  scripture
House of Gilli:  spring colors
Hooked On Craft:  more than one fold

Saturday, March 17, 2012

All Things Are Possible

This card is quite different for me.  I used a free image from the House Across The Bay which I found at Papercraft Star.  It is pink and green, 'nuff said, LOL!  Thank you!  For the first layer I used a MS punch.  The pink and white cardstock is layered and then added with pop dots.  The house and topper are also on pop dots. 

The little sentiment is from an acrylic sticker sheet  that I've had for a long time.  It says Stickopotamus on it.  I have no idea where I got it but I think it's time I use them!  
Several years ago we built a new home and in the process everything that could go wrong, went wrong!  So this scripture was quite fitting.  We definitely had to remind ourselves of this very often!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

challenges I would like to enter
Papercraft Star:  green
Shelly's Images:  show us what you got
C.R.A.F.T. challenge:  house, new home or house warming
Allsorts challenge:  3 in a row (3 flowers)
Crazy 4 Challenges:  green

Monday, March 12, 2012

Blog Candy Winners

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and leave such lovely comments!  You bring sunshine into my life and I appreciate all of you so much!  I used to pick the numbers for our winners and here they are.

                                            $4.00 gift certificate
                               #3  Kit B.

                       $12.00 gift certificate
                         #6  Sue Nicholson

Congratulations!  I will give Tammy your info and she will be in touch with you.
Thanks again and have a blessed day!           

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Blog Candy

There's going to be a birthday in the house!  And no, it's not mine.  It will be my husband's, on March 4.  Is that a good enough reason to give away some blog candy, LOL?!  I wanted to give away some blog candy for my first blogaversary which was in January but somehow it slipped by so we'll do it now.

I love Tammy's images at A Day For Daisies.  If you are familiar with her designs than you know what I mean; if not then you'll enjoy being introduced to her amazing art work.

There will be a first and second prize.  First prize is a $12.00 gift certificate and second is $4.00.
Entering couldn't be easier.  All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. 

Entries will end March 11, 2012  and we will do the draw on March 12.  Be sure to check back.  Thank you!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Repurposed Container

Having some fun turning a sour cream container into a pretty little box.

For the flower centers, I gathered some ribbon and netting and then added some pearls.  The box was covered with scraps of paper and then I made a base and added a crepe paper and ribbon ruffle.  There's some lace around the top of the box and also some ribbon trim.

I used a soda bottle cap and some shredded vintage sheet music paper to make the nest. 

And then I needed something to put in the box, so I made a little 3" round mini with some vintage Easter images and added some scripture verses.

 I used 5 pages; I'll just show a few.  There's lots of lace, pearls, bling, stickles and butterflies.

The sweet little rolled ribbon flower was part of gift from my DIL.  She does such beautiful work!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!
Joan's Challenges:  use a recycled box, preferable round, use some lace, pearls and flowers
The Stamp Man Challenge:  vintage
Totally Papercrafts:  my favorite things (pink, flowers, bling)
2 Sisters Challenge:  spring colors
Allsorts Challenge:  say it with flowers
Crazy 4 Challenges:  spring (Easter)
Mark's Finest Paper:  bingo (lace, bling, circles)
PaperPlay Challenges:  recycle it
PaperCrafting Journey:  anything goes
It's All About The Vintage:  a book (song book pages)
Little Birdie Blessings:  scripture

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Hello Spring

Today I decided to try a box card.  I made it to fit some envelopes I have which are 4 3/4 x 6 3/8.  There is no top or bottom so it folds flat for mailing.  The background image is from Meljen's Designs and the adorable little girl was a gift from Kim at Digi Darla Designs.  Thank you, Kim!  As soon as I saw her I knew she would be perfect for this card.  The opening was cut with my Spellbinders die and then I added some Picket Fence Crackle Paint.

The images have been colored with Prismacolor pencils.  I added some ribbon, butterflies and felt flowers with button centers.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Challenges I would like to enter
Digi Darla:  think spring
Critter Sketch Challenge:  buttons
House of Gilli:  green
Pollycraft Monday Challenge:  spring has sprung
Victorine Stamps:  green and white or black
Ooh-La-La Creations:  on the move
Ribbon Carousel:  felt

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

I Will Praise You

The challenge at Joan's Gardens is to make a blue and green card, add some flowers, corners, and an oval.  I used the Sizzix birds and wreath die to cut out the word art from Word Art Wednesday and then decided to make a center step card.  I used the background paper to make a flower.  The corners are made from the Sizzix Architectural Accents die and have some stickles added.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Challenges I would like to enter
Joan's Gardens:  use corner embellishments, blue and green, flowers, oval background
Word Art Wednesday  scripture or encouraging quote
Little Birdie Blessings  scripture
PaperCrafting Journey:  anything goes
A Gem of A Challenge:  perfect pastels
The House That Stamps Built:  spring colors
Delightful Challenges:  spring colors
Clearly I Stamp:  anything goes
Scrapalicious:  anything goes

Monday, March 5, 2012

Catch Your Dreams

My card for today is a masculine birthday card. No lace, pearls, bling or flowers. Did I make this, LOL?
The image is from A Day For Daisies, which has been colored with Prismacolor pencils and then layered and added with pop dots.  The only embellishment is some blue yarn.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

challenges I would like to enter
Sentimental Sundays:  words of encouragement
Pile It On:  spots or stripes or both
Totally Stampalicious:  spring
Catch The Bug:  anything goes

Lovely Monday Morning

What a lovely surprise to see that Nat had awarded me with this 
Liebster Blog award.

The Liebster Award takes it's name from the German word
meaning  Beloved, Dearest or Favorite.
It is given to bloggers who have a small following - under 200 followers.
As part of the tradition it is passed along to 5 bloggers that have
motivated and inspired.
To accept the award you must:
1. Link back to the person who gave it to you and thank them
2. Post the award to your blog
3. Give the award to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers
that you appreciate and value.
4. Leave a comment on the 5 blogs to let them know that they have been offered this award.

This is the hard part choosing only 5 here is my choice.

1.Debbie at Deb's Crafty Time 
2. Tine at Crafting Christine
3. Jacqueline at Jacks Arty Crafty Kreations
4. Mary at My Scrap Happy Life
5. Kit at Paperkitz
Thanks so much and have a blessed day!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Piano Recital

I think I got my pink fix today, LOL!  I began with a sketch from Prairie Fairy Fridays.  For the background, I did an emboss resist and then spritzed with some homemade glimmer mist.  Everything has been distressed and then sewn around the edges.  The image is from A Day For Daisies which I colored with chalks to give it a very soft look.  I fussy cut the little girl and put her on pop dots. I used some vintage sheet music to make the little fan and then made a tulle flower.  

If you would like a chance to win some images from Tammy at A Day For Daisies, make sure to click on the cupcake and enter my blog candy giveaway.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

challenges I would like to enter
Prairie Fairy Friday:  sketch
The Crazy Challenge: anything goes
Stamp N Doodle:  embossing
Tuesday Throwdown:  paper tearing
Scrap-Creations:  pop it up
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT:  pink and girly
Ribbon Carousel:  anything goes
Creative Inspirations:  anything goes
The Pixie Cottage:  anything goes
Little Darlings Challenge:  pearls