Friday, August 30, 2013

'F' Is For...FALL

Scroll down for the Heartfelt Creations Blog Hop.

There is a new challenge at Digitally 'Sweet' Challenges.

Alphabet Challenge

Yep!  This is what our yard, car, sidewalk, look like in the fall when our Japanese Maple starts to shed it's leaves.  Bright red and totally gorgeous sight!  

Hope you join us for some alphabet fun!  We love to see your creative projects!

Today we leave for Georgia to spend some time with our son and DIL.  I am more than ready for some R&R!

Wishing you a blessed day!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Warm and Cozy

Hi everyone, it is the last Tuesday of the month so today is the beginning of the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team’s monthly Blog Hop.  If you'd like a chance at winning a prize, be sure to leave a comment on each blog along the hop by Friday - there is a $25 gift certificate up for grabs for one random commenter!  The blog hop will remain open for comments from 8am EST on Tues. Aug. 27th through Fri. Aug. 30th at midnight.

Recently, I saw a tutorial on how to do a sweater card which I thought would work beautifully with this Heartfelt Creations sentiment.  Plus, it gave me a reason to dig out my old crimper.  I started with the Frosty Blanket Paper Collection cut to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  The ribbing is 1/2" wide.  The pocket is attached to a regular card which gives lots of room inside for a message.  The flower 'pin' was cut from the paper.  I'll have to look for another embossing folder that looks more like a sweater texture;  this was all I had available today.

Most of the image was colored with stickles; after all, it's just not Christmas without glitter!  I also used a little bit of puff paint and colored pencils.

Frosty Blanket Paper Collection
Yuletide Sentiments PreCut Set
Holiday Haven PreCut Set
Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set:  buttons on front of sweater

So now you'll hop on over to the fabulous  Caroline and see her gorgeous creation!  
And here is the complete list in case you get lost.

Selma Stevenson 
Vicki Dutcher 
Candy Slabaugh 
Alissa Wells
Emilia van den Heuvel
Cibele Glazer 
Kerry Urbatch
Sarah Miller (you're here)
Caroline Duncan
Linda Payne
Mary Faus
Debbie Seyer
Lisa Allen

Friday, August 23, 2013

Digital Spotlight

It's time for a new challenge at Digitally 'Sweet' Challenges.

Summertime Colors


For the last month I have been hard at work getting ready for our son and fiance's engagement party which will be this evening.  I am now officially operating in panic mode, LOL!  For some reason, I always try to do more than I can possible accomplish.  After the dust settles, I'll share a few of my projects.

So to save time, I decided to try doing a digital version of the spotlight technique with lots of fun, summery colors.  I hope you join us, we love to see your creative projects!

Have a relaxed and blessed day!

Friday, August 16, 2013

12 Things I Love About You

Oops!  I almost forgot today is Friday!  Time for a new challenge at Digitally 'Sweet' Challenges.

Numbers Galore

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The kit I used is Template Dreams 'Peaceful'.  I used a few blending modes (in PSE5) which changed the color of the paper.  These were the original papers.  Using blending modes maintained the design of the paper but changed the colors.

Join us with your numbers projects; we love to see what you create!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Christmas in...August

It's time for a new challenge at Digitally 'Sweet' Challenges and this week our theme is


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Is it Christmas yet?  Do you realize it's only a little over 4 months away?!  Does that make you feel excited or a little depressed?  It just makes me wonder why time passes so much more quickly as I get older.

Whatever the case, I've designed a little tag with some adorable images from Cedar Chest Designs.  As I was doing my digital paper piecing and coloring in PSE, I ended up with 42 layers.  Yikes!  But you don't need to get quite that carried away (unless you want to), just an ordinary amount of layers will do.  We love to see all your wonderful creations and the chance to visit your blogs.

Thanks for visiting me today and have a blessed day!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Welcome, Little One

There's a new challenge at Digitally 'Sweet' Challenges and it's everyone's favorite
anything goes

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So today I made this sweet baby card with DigiDarla's Baby Clothesline image.  It's been digitally paper pieced.

The frame cluster is from Silke Lemcke and the paper is from The Lil Princess Mini Kit.

These last few weeks have been some of the most difficult I've ever had to go through but I promise, one of these days I'll get back to my regular posting.  Until then, thank you so much for visiting and have a blessed day!