Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Paper Pros Blooming Challenge.

Hi all! It's time again for the Paper Pros monthly challenge. This month's challenge is Spring and was chosen by the wonderfully talented Karen Aiken. We were to use spring blooms and butterflies. For my card, I have chosen to use blooms.

I used the Flowing Dogwood collection from Heartfelt Creations. The sentiment was stamped on die cuts from the Anita Frames.  This card design is an adaptation of an earlier card that I made and taught at my local scrapbook store. 

I really enjoyed making this card and loved being able to show my students how to take one technique or design and use it in other ways. 
Thanks for stopping by!!! 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Mixed media canvas with Heartfelt Creations.

Hello my crafty friends.

Today I am sharing a canvas that I created a while ago. I totally love the Hibiscus flower from Heartfelt Creations. The paper collection has beautiful images that can be cut out with the coordinating die.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Hydrangea Bloom And Dogwood Clusters Easter Card

Hello my crafty friends!

  Today I am bringing you a card that I created using the new Flowering Dogwood collection from Heartfelt Creations.

  I have always loved the Dogwood tree ever since I was a little girl. When I saw the sneak peek of the collection, I immediately called my local scrapbook store and pre-ordered it.

Here is my card:

Make a card base measuring 5" by 7" from pink cardstock. Cut a 4 ¾” x 6 ¾” layer from Pattern paper and layer onto the pink cardstock.

Cut the border die out of white cardstock. Rotate the die and cut on the opposite side of the white cardstock.  Using the outer edge of the coordinating die, cut the patterned paper so that when layered with the white piece, it will be offset. Adhere the two pieces together and attach with foam tape. 

Stamp the Dogwood flower on Vellum with Versamark ink. Apply a mixture of the White Embossing Power and Gold Embossing Powder and heat set. Cut out with the Coordinating dies. Ink the edges with Archival Plum and Memento Elderberry inks. Stamp the Dogwood leave with Cottage Ivy Memento Ink. Using sponge daubers, color the leave with New Sprout and Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink. Stamp the Berry Blossoms in Lulu Lavender Ink, color with Hydrangea Ink using sponge daubers, and cut with coordinating die. Stamp the Botanical Rose leaves with Cottage Ivy Memento Ink. Using sponge daubers, color the leaves with New Sprout and Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink.

Cut out the sentiment from the Flowering Dogwood paper collection and layer to a piece of patterned paper from the same paper used to layer with the Regal Borders and Pockets die. Tie a double bow with sheer ribbon. Assemble the card as shown

Watch this video to learn different shaping techniques using the dogwood flowers.

Watch this video to learn how to create the Hydrangea Bloom using the Berry Blossoms stamps and dies

Watch this video for tips on using the Regal Borders and Pockets dies. 

Heartfelt Creation Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Lettuce Entertain You Prills, ANC814
Regal Borders and Pockets Die, HCD1-779
Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3773
Flowering Dogwood Die, HCD1-7129
Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection, HCDP1-275
Memento Elderberry Ink, TSMP504
Memento Dye Ink Pad – Bamboo Leaves TSMP707
Memento Cottage Ivy Ink, TSMP701
Memento New Sprout Ink, TSMP704
Memento Lulu Lavender Ink, TSMP504
Berry Blossoms Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3731
Berry Blossoms Die, HCD1-793

Other Products:
Plum  Archival ink
Hydrangea Archival ink
white card stock
pink card stock,
Vellum card stock
White Sheer Ribbon
3M foam tape
Zing White embossing powder
Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder
Versamark Clear Ink pad
Finger Dauber

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

We are shaking things up!

Howdy my crafty friends!!

 I know that it has been a while since I posted. I needed some time to reflect and get my creative juices flowing again.

 Since my time has ended with Elizabeth Crafts as a designer, my friends and I have gotten together and decided to do some challenges on our own. This month, we decided to do a "shaking" challenge. The project can be a shaker card, action wobbler, anything that will "shake" things up.

Since Valentines day is today, I decided to my a shaker card for my hubby.

For my card, I used the Pop It Up Cup Pop Stand die for cut out my window. The background and sentiment uses the Heartfelt Creations Coffee talk stamps and dies along with The Perfect Blend stamp set.

Make sure you stop by and check out the blogs of my friends that are playing along

Sandy Diller -
Donna Wright -

Shelly Hickox -
Summer - Hills Painter -
Karen Aicken -
Raquel Mason -
Caz Counsell -
Helen Cryer -
Kelly Booth -
Frances Byrne -
Fran Sabad -

Thanks for stopping by !!!!!

Monday, December 12, 2016

All I want for Christmas!!

Hello my crafty friends.  I am here today with the first of the December Designers Challenges.

The challenge is:
"All I want for Christmas" - use your all-time favorite Pop it Ups die (the one you would want for Christmas if you didn't already own it) for a holiday card.

For the front of my card, I used the Label and Circles die with the largest tree from the Evergreen Pivot card die.

For the inside of my card I have used my new favorite, the Anita Frames Pop Up die. On the left side, I have used the smallest tree from there Evergreen Pivot. The sentiment is from the Holiday clear stamp set. 


Monday, November 21, 2016

How Charming!

Welcome back my crafty friends.  I am here today with the second of the November Designers Challenge.

The challenge theme was set by Karen Aiken and it is:
"Charmed, I'm sure!" - use any of the charm dies for a card of any theme. 

For my card, I used the Rectangle Pull Card die. I have used that Holiday Charms die set. The sentiment comes from the Merry Christmas Pop Up die set.

By adding the use of coordinating dies from the Rectangle Accordion die set, I was able to create a window in the card for the charm to hang from. The tree charm was decorated with glitter dots from Elizabeth Craft Designs. 



Monday, November 7, 2016

Hat Attack!

Hello my crafty friends.  I am here today with the first of the November Designers Challenge and we are have a mad hatter of a time.

The challenge is:
"Hat Attack" - there are 8 different hat choices in the Props/Charms/Anita sets - use one (or more) on a card. It's all about the hats!

For the front of my card, I styled Chilly with the Santa Hat from the Props 5 dies set. He is riding in a sleigh from the Sleigh Gift Card Holder. The presents from the Christmas Charms and the Pine Tree Pivot card die.

For the inside of the card, I used Honey the Bear and styled him also in the Santa Hat. With a snip snip here, and a snip snip there, the hat easily converts to a toboggan. The inside of the card also uses the Anita Frame,  Merry & Bright clear stamp set and the candy cane accessory from Jolly the mouse.