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!

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
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


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


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
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
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!