Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Heartfelt Song in my Heart ~

Happy Wednesday! I have an altered project to share with you today...these products make it easy to create one of a kind gifts and collections. I used chipboard and covered it with the Countryside evening paper collection and created a keepsake. Here is another closeup view of this project. 
Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Blog and see what the rest of the team have created for us! 

Thank you for stopping by! 

Heartfelt Products used:
HCPC 3511 Melodious Songbird precut set
HCPC 3515 Burlap Background precut set
HCPC 3468 Tattered Blossoms precut set
HCD 722 Tattered Blossoms die
HCD 718 Decorative Chateau Gate die
HCD 717 Layered Scallop Posie die
HCD 716 Layered Elegant Swirl die
HCDDP1 229 Countryside Evening Paper collection
459222 Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
159951 Dries White Glue
Other: Robin's Nest Wildflower Tear Drops, Brads, SU So Saffron & Very Vanilla Cardstock, SU Pacific Point, So Saffron and Not Quite Navy Inks, SU decorative label punch, Dimensionals, Matte finish Mod Podge, Crop-a-Dile

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Sweet'nSassy Spring Tulips ~

So blessed beyond measure! Happy Saturday Friends of Sweet'nSassy! featuring Spring Tulips which happens to be this weeks Friday Feature for only $7!!! That's incredible! Hurry if you are thinking of purchasing one, these features move fast. Now is the time to begin thinking about those spring cards, Easter is early this year! I took one of the sentiments from the Adoption set for a cause aptly named The gift of You to complete my card. There are numerous sentiments in this great set that are suitable for other occasions.

I created a 51/2 x 51/2" square card from Very Vanilla cardstock. I layered coordinating papers from MME's Mabel 6x6 paper pad. These are perfect warm colours for a cold day! I stamped the tulips using memento ink and coloured with Copics. I fussy cut the flowers and adhered them onto the script paper from MME that I cut into a fish tail banner. I layered this onto the Italian Flourish doily. To embellish this, I cut into my brand new tulle ribbon that I scored from my friend Krista! I added a brad in the centre. I stamped the sentiment using versafine black and cut it out and placed it as I tag onto the tulips. Love how it turned out! 
Why not make a spring card today? 

Thank you for stopping by! Have a warm day :)

Materials Used
stamp: Spring Tulips, The gift of You
Inks: Copics, Memento, Versafine black, SU Cajun Craze 
Papers: SU Very Vanilla, MME Mabel 6x6
Accessories: CTMH black tulle Ribbon, CTMH Brad, CL Italian Flourish Doily

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Heartfelt You are the Light ~

Happy Heartfelt Wednesday everyone!!! I cannot believe we are beyond the middle of January already! The temps are frigid this week so maybe a lantern from by gone days will bring some warmth. I remember lanterns similar to this growing up in Northwestern Ontario where we never heard of electricity. Growing up by candle light was a novelty and you were rich if you could afford these fancy lanterns. I love the nostalgia in images such as these. You can find more like it here.
The second card features the sentiment from another great precut set. Sometimes we need a simple card to say what our heart feels, this sentiment would be perfect for someone in transition or someone needing affirmation.

My cards and the rest of the Design Team's creations are featured on the Heartfelt Blog. You will find complete instructions on each card or layout. 

Thank you and have a blessed day! Stay warm :)

You are the Light Card
Heartfelt Products:
HCPC 3512 Antique Lantern precut
HCD 729 Decorative Blossom Dies
HCDP1 229 Countryside Evening Collection
Other: Spellbinder labels 9, SU cardstock/inks So Saffron, Early Espresso,  taffeta ribbon, dimensionals
Copics: YG11, YG25, Y35,Y21, Y00, E42, E41, B12, B0000, C5, C3, C1,0

Tomorrow's Dreams Card
Heartfelt Products used: 
HCPC 3514 Floral Fence precut set
HCDP1 227 Vintage Floret Paper Collection 
HCD 725 Decorative Metal Fixtures Die 
Other products: SU cardstock, Black versafine ink, Sakura quickie glue pen, dimensionals

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Heartfelt Wednesday Forever Family~

 Happy Wednesday! I created this layout with the new Decorative Blossom Corner die, the Countryside Evening Collection and matching stamps. If you haven't had a chance to view all the samples, check out what the rest of the Heartfelt DT have for you from this collection today. Every project comes with all the instructions and material list!  
 Here is a closeup view of the top right hand corner of this layout. You can see the small posies I layered in blue and brown to add to the bella rose die. The versatility of these sets can be interchanged and coordinated in the collections. There are endless possibilities for your  cards, layouts and creative art. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

Heartfelt Products used:
HCPC 3510 Petite Floral Swirls precut
HCD 729 Decorative Blossom Corner die
HCD 717 Layered Scalloped Posy die
HCD 712 Bella Rose Die
HCDP1 229 Countryside Evening Collection
159223 paper blossoms molding mat
459222 paper blossoms tool kit
Other products: Early Espresso ink and Cardstock, Very Vanilla Cardstock, brown brads, dimensional tape, Beacons 3in1 glue

Thursday, January 10, 2013

SNSS Cocoa's Heart ~

Good Morning! My card features the newly released Cocoa's Heart The January releases from Sweet'nSassy and the five day mini blog hops were fun and inspiring. I hope you were able to comment on the blogs to win some prizes!

My love for Cocoa goes back before I was on any of SNSS design teams. I fell in love with this sweet mouse at my LSS and the rest is history as the saying goes. I coloured this image using copics and cut him out by hand. I added some heart and scallop border dies to my design. This heart die matches the newly released Bottom of my heart set which creates some awesome "to die for" hearts. I stamped three rows of xoxo's amidst the music notes for some romantic flair.

Have a great day!!!

Materials used:
Stamps: Cocoa's Heart, Bottom of my Heart
Dies: Hearts, Scallop border die
Paper: EP, MME, SU
Inks: Versafine ink, Memento Ink, Copics
Accessories: Seam binding ribbon

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Heartfelt Creations January Release ~

- Scroll down for SNSS Day 5 feature -

It's release Day for Heartfelt!!! This collection is beautiful! My sample uses the weathered fence post and one of the sentiments from the 12x12 Countryside Evening paper collection. The matching papers are an excellent match for the stamps and make gorgeous layouts/projects. 

For more sampling, be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog and see what the rest of the DT created with this gorgeous collection! Without further ado, here's a little something from the Company...

Heartfelt Creations has created a delightful ‘Countryside Evening’ for you. There’s beautiful typography, countryside scenes, one awesome die, and 24 beautiful papers.This set is a beautiful choice for the beautiful moments. Get yours now at www.heartfeltcreations.usLeave a comment on the HC blog by January 15th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $150.92 .

Thank you for stopping by!! Have a great day! 

Heartfelt Products used:
HCPC 3513 - Weathered Fence Post Precut set
HCD 729 - Decorative Blossom Corner die
HCDP1 229 - Countryside Evening Paper collection
Other: Early Espresso and Baja Breeze SU cardstock/ink, SU circle punch, Spellbinder labels two die, silk ribbon, dimensionals, Copics: E44, E42, YG99, YG91, B95, B0000, 0

SNSS Day 5 January Release ~

My sample features the turtle from the Cute Critters along with the coordinating sentiment. Isn't it absolutely turtley cute??? I think I really laughed out loud with this sentiment, it made my heart laugh. I know who will benefit from this sentiment and image. My daughter and SIL have a pet turtle Zeus (Zeus-y, Zeus-er) depending on the mood...this turtle has been dubbed my grand turtle. Needless to say, I will have fun with this Cute set along with its mini version we sampled on Saturday.

Today's Feature Set is....Cute Critters 

Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our DT below.
Be sure to leave a comment on the DT blogs for a chance to win! Deadline to comment is Midnight on Wednesday Jan. 9th and announcements will be made on the SNSS website on Thursday Jan.10th.
Thank you for joining us!!! Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

SNSS Day 4 January Release ~

This release has been so much fun to work with I cannot decide if I have a favourite. Each set I work with becomes another favourite. 

My Card is 5.5x5.5 square. I chose a 1/4 square of a 12x12 designer paper from Creative Imaginations. This gorgeous paper framed my die cut hearts so beautifully. I cut the square down so I could layer it onto matching card stock before I adhered it onto my early espresso card base. The sentiment is stamped using Red Riding Hood ink and the hearts are stamped in 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation stamping using Red Riding hood, Rose Red and Early Espresso Inks. I sponged the edges of the hearts using early espresso. I placed the varied hearts and used dimensionals  for added dimension. Bottom of my Heart is combined with it's matching heart dies.

Today's Feature Set Is...Bottom of  My Heart
  • Includes 9 images and 8 sentiments 
  • Set measures approximately 4"x6"
  • Largest heart image measures approximately 2" high 
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland

Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our DT below.

Be sure to leave a comment on the DT blogs for a chance to win! Deadline to comment is Midnight on Wednesday Jan. 9th and announcements will be made on the SNSS website on Thursday Jan.10th.
Thank you for joining us!!! Have a great day!

Monday, January 7, 2013

SNSS Day 3 Release ~

Happy Monday morning friends! Day three is live with Cocoa's Heart! I love Cocoa and he is just darling with Cookie by his side. My first card was  made for my challenge over at SCS. You still have time to play along if you'd like an opportunity to win!
This pink, Grey and black card was created for Cathymac's challenge. I love this little mouse and I paired him with Echo Park's Valentine paper. The heart dies also match another set released along with this set. Be on the lookout for it during the daily mini hops. 
Today's Featured Set....Cocoa's Heart
Be sure to leave a comment on the DT blogs for a chance to win! Deadline to comment is Midnight on Wednesday Jan. 9th and announcements will be made on the SNSS website on Thursday Jan.10th.

Thank you for joining us!!! Have a great day! 

Sunday, January 6, 2013

SNSS Day 2 January Release ~

Good morning everyone! My first sample is using the Long stem Silhouettes. I stamped the flower in rich razzleberry and always artichoke inks and created a shadow by stamping the stems 2nd and 3rd generation. I added pearls to the centres of the blooms. I corner rounded the stamped image and layered the piece on to fancy tags die cut in half. I added the seam binding ribbon around the stamped long stems. Love the elegant feel to this card. 
My second card is using another of the long stemmed silhouettes and layered this one on to lace doily square. I sponged the edges with baja breeze ink and then added some sparkle on the blooms using stickles.

Today's featured set is....Long Stemmed Silhouettes
This lovely set will help you create beautiful and classy cards with ease. It's perfect for many techniques and CAS projects, too.  You'll use those gorgeous sentiments over and over again!
  • Set includes 3 images and 6 sentiments 
  • Set measures approximately 6"x4"
  • Images measure approximately 3.75" high x less than 1.5" wide
  • Illustrated by Korin Sutherland
Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT below.
Be sure to leave a comment of each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away this adorable stamp set to one lucky commenter!

Thanks for stopping by and Have a great day!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Sweet'nSassy Mini Critters ~

Welcome to our first mini blog hop for our January Release.  We hope you enjoy this new format of sharing and inspiration.
My Card is using the featured set  Mini Critters...Aren't they darling? The card uses the Cute critters which is perfect for a mama sheep and her little ones. I added puffy paint to her coat to give her a warm cuddly coat. The babies are coloured with copics.
Today's featured set is...
These little critters are sweet as can be.  They may be tiny but they pack a BIG punch when it comes to the cuteness factor!  Perfect for personalizing the back of your cards as well as for tags, ATC's, inchies and more!
  • Set includes 7 images and 8 sentiments 
  • Set measures approximately 3"x4"
  • Images measures approximately 1" x 1" 
  • Illustrated by Korin Sutherland
Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT below.

Be sure to leave a comment of each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away this adorable stamp set to one lucky commenter! The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight Wednesday, January 9th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage on Thursday, January 10th.

Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Sweet'nSassy Release Day ~

 Happy New Year!!!
Sweet'nSassy's first release for 2013 is here!!! It is packed with the same Sweet'nSassy cuteness and simple elegance you have come to love. Be sure to stop by every day beginning tomorrow for the next five days to see the featured stamp showcased on the mini bloghop at the end of every participating blog by the Design Divas.

The excitement doesn't stop there, be sure to swing by the SNSS SplitcoastStampers member forum and join us on our Challenges beginning at 10am! Be ready to participate and win some free stamps!
The challenge schedule is as follows: 
10am EST - CAS Challenge hosted by Bridget
12pm EST - Color Challenge hosted by Cathy
2pm EST - Inspiration Challenge hosted by Mary
4pm EST - Sketch Challenge hosted by Ceal
6pm EST -  Theme Challenge hosted by Monika   

Also, you can purchase the complete release for only $58 if you buy the bundle. ($65 Value) Wow!!! 

See you back here tomorrow! 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Heartfelt LOVE believes in YOU

Happy New Year!!! I thank God for His love, His faithfulness in 2012! I look forward to all that He has for us in 2013! 

One of my many blessings in 2012 was being chosen to be part of the  Heartfelt Creations Design Team! Thank you to a wonderful company and team members that inspire creativity and blessing. I look forward to seeing all the creativity this team generates weekly!

This week, I created an altered Altoid tin filled with accordian folded note cards as a fun gift giving idea. You can fill it with fun gift cards, coupons, pictures, quotes for your favourite people. You will find complete instructions and supplies on the Heartfelt Blog. Be on the lookout next week for the New Release!!!

Many blessings as you begin this New Year! Thank you for stopping in :)

Heartfelt Products Used:
HCPC 3500 - Open Vintage Floret Precut set
HCD 727 - Vintage Floret die
HCD 724 - Classic Editions die
HCDP1 228 - Timeless Amour paper collection
459222 - Paper Blossoms tool kit
159223 - Paper Blossoms molding mat
Other Products: Altoid tin, SU cardstock, Rich Razzleberry ink, CTMH opaques, dimensionals, wide pc of ribbon, red line tape


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