Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Heartfelt Creations-Hydrandgea

It's Heartfelt Creation Wednesday.  And look no Christmas Cards today!!!  It actually looks like spring has sprung on my blog right.  Oh, this was so much fun to do.  The idea took hold and away I went.  This is called a tent topper card.   Here is a list of supplies.
Heartfelt Creations
HCPC 3301 Hydrangea/Posy Branch PreCut Set
HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
HCD 717 Layered Scalloped Posy Die
HCD 713 Decorative Lace Border
HCD 701 Posy Patch

Other:  Cheery Lynn Designs Die Fanciful Flourish, Gold Seed Beads, Recollection Pearls, Recollection Pearl Flourishes, Green Grosgrain Ribbon, Crystal Stickles, Tim Holtz Distressing Tool, Green, Dark Green, and White cardstock, designer paper, Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive, 1/8” sheer ribbon.

Copic Markers:  For flower-B21, B23, B26, B41   For Leaves-YG03, YG11, YG63

 Be sure to check the Heartfelt Creations blog for the complete directions on how to make and create this card.  Thank you so much for stopping by today for a visit.  Here's wishing you a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year

Monday, December 26, 2011

Magnolia Altered Box Gift Card Holder

Today I am off from work so I though I would play along in the SCS challenge for Boxing Day to make a thank you card/gift card holder.  This is an altered "Laughing Cow" cheese box. I spray painted the box white and cut out circles to fit the inside of the box as well as the bottom and top. I die cut one large circle from the Spellbinders large circle set to layer on top of the designer paper. Then the large doily in the Parisian Motifs Shapabilities out of silver glitter paper. The next layer is the medium doily from the Floral Doily Motifs Shapabilities.
I distress inked the edges of the white die cuts with Stormy Skies Distress Ink. The flower is from Rose Creations Spellbinders die. The pretty floral is from Michael's Ashland Floral Bush. It was decorated with silver stickles. The branches are a Martha Stewart Punch. The Thank You sentiment is from the dollar bin at Michael's.

Thanks for taking a peek. I hope you had a blessed Christmas and wishing you a Happy, Healthy New Year!

Challenges Entered:
Ooh La La Creations  -  Anything But a Card
Pollycraft  -  Punch It
Stamps are Us  -  Angels
There She Goes  -  Thank You, Gratitude
Sparkles Forum  -  Anything but a Christmas Card
Totally Tilda  -  Thank You
Designed 2 Delight  -  Pretty Gift Card Holder
Mark's Finest Papers  -  Anything Goes
Jellypark Friends Challenge  -  Anything But a Card
Just Add Ink  -  Just Add Fancy Packaging
Just Magnolia  -  White plus One Color

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Have a Beary Merry Christmas

This might be the very last Christmas Card that I show you for the 2011 Christmas Season. I saved the best for last. After all, anyone that knows me knows I am a "Bear Collector". Don't you just love the Popcorn Bears. He is so sweet catching snowflakes in his Santa hat. I get the warm fuzzies looking at this card.
I have a hard time taking pictures of cards that are red. I took this outside and it didn't come out any better than the artificial light. Trust me when I say it is pretty IRL. I used polar flower soft on the Santa Costume with fur and sprinkles some glitter in it while the glue was still we. Martha Stewart Arctic Snow punch around the page and doily heart border was used on this card. The bear was colored with copic markers. Sizzix Tom Holtz on the Edge die Snowflakes was used on the top. I applied lots of glitter. I placed a soft fuzzy snowflake from the dollar store under the main focal point and punched a bunch of small snowflakes studded with rhinestones to make it look like Popcorn was catching them in his Santa hat. This card is embarking on a journey today to someones house. You can never have to many bears in your house!!!! Just ask me. lol

Thanks for taking a look today. I feel a little better breathing today, but I hurt my ribs last night trying not to sneeze because it hurts so much to sneeze!!! It's always something isn't it. And my back side looks like it was decorated for Christmas with all the blue I did finish wrapping presents last night and we have downsized the cooking I usually do for Christmas eve and Christmas dinner. That will help-I can rest more. That's it for the news here today. Busy day at work as we are only working a half day tomorrow.

Challenges Entered
Crafting for all Season - Christmas Cards and Projects
Crafts and Me - Christmas Bumper Challenge
Creative Belli Challenge - The word "Christmas" must be on the Card
Divas by Design - Christmas
Freshly Brewed - Christmas
Paper Pretties - Let It Snow
Sisterhood of Crafters - Christmas
Paper Play - Christmas
Oldie But Goodie - Christmas Animal (Must use stamp at least 6 months old)
Papertake Weekly - Last Christmas Card of the Year

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Heartfelt Creations-Altered Poinsettia Box

Welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday. For my project this week, I altered a Dollar Store Gift Box Holiday gift givin. This would be perfect with some homemade cookies or candy on the inside. It's big enough to hold a set of Christmas cards too or some of the small bath and body works projects.
Heartfelt Creations:
HCPC3316 Poinsettia Petals PreCut Set
HCD704 Perfect Petals

Spellbinders: S4-328 Shapeabiliites Foliage

Other Empty Box from the Dollar Store, Versa Mark Stamp Pad, White Embossing Powder, Green Sparkly Foliage, Recollection White Circle Stickers for the centers on the poinsettia and hot glue. White, Red, and Green Card Stock-Scraps were used for this project.

Be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations blog for the detailed directions on how to make one of these. Thanks so much for stopping by today and taking a moment out of your busy schedule.

Had to got to the Doctor's today as I am having problems with breathing again. I got a shot this time and I am not talking about a lemon drop or tequila either. I'm not lucky enough for It is suppose to help me get better quicker so I am not sick for Christmas. No steroids...thank goodness I hope to get rid of this crud sometime soon!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Blue Christmas Without You

I’ll have a blue Christmas without you
I’ll be so blue just thinking about you
Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree
Won’t be the same dear, if you’re not here with me

And when the blue snowflakes start falling
That’s when those blue memories start calling
You’ll be doing alright with your Christmas of white
But I’ll have a blue Christmas

This card was suppose to be for a challenge at SCS that my friend Sue hosted on VSN. The challenge was to make a "Blue" Christmas card. Well, I started out with good intentions, but the rules are you only have 45 minutes to make the card. This card took on a life of it's own and is way more than a 45 minute card-so I never posted it. But I do love it!!

I used Stormy Sky's Distress ink on all my embellishments and lots of glitter. The poinsettia were cut from vellum and Tilda's coat has polar white flower soft.
Here is how I decorated the inside of my card. So I am having a "Blue" Christmas. I would love to have a "Blue" Christmas one year. I think a white tree with blue ornaments would be an awesome decorative touch. When I used to Manage The Heritage Bank in St. Marys Georgia, I decorated the bank with blue Poinsettia and ornaments on the tree. Our bank logo feature blue as the main color so I took the idea from that. It was really pretty.
Challenges Entered:
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Critter Sketch - Let It Snow
Hookedoncraft - Christmas
Kaboodle Doodles - Oh Christmas Tree
Pollycraft - Punch It
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Use a Sentiment
The Ribbon Reel - Shabby Holiday Winter (Photo Inspiration)
Whoopsi Daisy - Sparkle and Shine
Addicted-to-Stamps - Snowflakes
Christmas Card Challenge - Non Traditional Colors
Dream Valley Challenge - Christmas
Gingerloft - Christmas or Winter
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Winter Wonderland
Opus Gluei - I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas
Pile It On - Bling It Up
Just Magnolia - White and one other color

Thanks for stopping by. I am going to bed early tonight-I must have baked 75 dozen cookies this weekend and I am wiped out!!! See you soon

Friday, December 16, 2011

Fred She Said Challenge-Tags/Recipe Cards

Fred She Said is having a fun little Christmas Challenge! The theme is " Make a Christmas Tag OR Share a favorite Holiday Recipe "
The PRIZE is a $25 GC to the Fred She Said Store. There will be one winner chosen randomly. Entries will be accepted until Friday DEC 30th midnight EST. ... more details at the Fred She Said BLOG .
This has always been one of my favorite images from Fred She Said. I just had to make her on a tag. You can find Emma and Chickadee here. I am sure after viewing this tag you really think I can pile on the punches and die would be I love them!!! So what you see here is a combination of different dies. I did a project this week with Rangers Stormy Sky Distress ink in blue so I just used a bunch of left over items. This tag took me less than an hour and it fits beautifully on a Bath & Body Works Anti-Bacterial Soap Bottle. I will be giving this to my son's girlfriend for Christmas. You can see it on the bottle in the first picture. These are the following dies I used.

Sizzix: On the Edge Snowflake Die and Bigz Pine Tree
Cheery Lynn Doily Dies-Italian Flourish(I cut mine in half to shape it on this tag)
Martha Stewart: Himalayan and Arctic Snowflake
Crimper for the piece behind Emma and Chickadee
Pieces were glittered with Recollection Crystal

This will be my last post as a Fred She Said Design Team Member. It is with great sadness that I will be resigning as a DT member. Fred She Said was the first Design Team I was ever on. Thank you so much Tracey for having me for such a long time. I really enjoyed my time and all the beautiful creations I made with your images. I am going to take you up on your offer and come back again at a later date!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Heartfelt Creations-Cozy Winter Day

Welcome to another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday. And boy I have big news for you. Heartfelt Creations is having a Christmas Gift Giveaway that you don't want to miss. Here is the information that you need to be a part of the "Giveaway"!

Heartfelt Creations Christmas Gift Certificate GiveAway:
As a thank you to all our loyal HC customers, Heartfelt Creations will be giving away 50 - $50 Dollar Gift Certificates on December 21st at 9PM EST. On December 21st we will be providing you with the direct link to the giveaway page on our blog, Facebook and email. Once the page goes live you submit your information and a $50 gift certificate will automatically be emailed. Once the 50 gift certificate limit has been reached it will be indicated on the page. Mark your calenders and make sure you are available at that time, they will be snatched up quickly!

Wow Ladies-Mark your calendars and get ready!!!!

Here is what I used to make this card:

Heartfelt Creations
HCPC3356 Cozy Winter Days PreCut Set
HCD710 Decorative Oval Window
HCD702 Decorative Butterfly/Border

S4-317 Nestabilites Fleur De Lis Rectangles
S5-055 Shapeabilities Layered Poinsettia
S4-328 Shapeabiliites Foliage

Other: Martha Stewart Himalayan Snowflake & Arctic Snowflake Punch, DecoArt Snow Writer, Art Glitter 85 Crystal Ultrafine Transparent, Recollection Pearls, Wired Sheer Ribbon, Black, White, Green, and Red Cardstock of choice.

Be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations blog for the complete directions on how to make this card. Thanks for taking a look. I will be back with more creations this week as I have been working in my craft room. Thanks so much for leaving a comment!
Challenges Entered
Creative Card Crew - Tis the Season Creative Craft Challenges - Faux or real Stitching Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT - Bingo (Ribbon, Flowers, Punches/DieCuts) 2 Sisters Challenge - Christmas CES Challenge - A Traditional Christmas Craftyhazlenut's Christmas Challenge - Traditional Christmas One Stop Craft - Traditional Christmas Colors Delicious Doodles Challenge - Xtravagant Xmas Pattie's Creations - Christmas Stampin' for the Weekend - Christmas

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Heartfelt Creations-Pine Cone Boughs

This is my second creation this week for Heartfelt Creations. I decided to play with the Pine Cone in the Holly Berry Filler PreCut Set. I just love working in layers and die cuts and punches. This card is really layered and it was so fun to do. I must admit that I enjoyed putting puzzles together when I was younger and working with layered cards is like putting puzzles together. It's cutting die cuts and punches and arranging them to fit together in a pleasing Here are the products I used.

Heartfelt Creations
HCPC 3326 Holly Berry Filler PreCut Set

Shapeabilities-Holly Motifs
Shapabilities-Fancy Tags Two
Nestabilities-Large Circles
Nestabilities-Large Scalloped Circles

Other: Martha Stewart Ribbon Loop Punch Around the Page, Cuttlebug Holly embossing folder, Rangers Vintage Linen Distress Ink, Ranger Enamel Accents, Art Glitter Crystal, Pearls, Diamond Stickles, sheer 1” ribbon. Paper: Green, White, Brown-cardstock (CS). Small print Green Designer paper.
Here is a close up of the pine cone so that you can see how I did the "snow".

So there you have it. Yesterday I had the pleasure of celebrating my Birthday (Oct 25) with my dear friend Peggy. We went to Longhorn's for lunch-Lobster Chowder and Strawberry Chicken Salad. It was so good I ate every bit of Peggy surprised me with a My Story Binder and a beautiful black rhinestone cuff bracelet-it's gorgeous. I can't wait to try the Binder out. Thanks so much Peggy for the celebration and gifts I really enjoyed it-I am so glad we waited until I was back to myself again after that crud I Enjoy your day and see you back here again soon!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Heartfelt Creations - Friends Door

Today Heartfelt Creations is having a joint Christmas blog hop with Scrap Mart . Be sure to check out the blog for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate. The blog hop features several fantastic companies that are participating and giving away prices. You can find out all the detail here at the Heartfelt Creations Blog.
LinkToday's card was made with the Vintage Door PreCut Set. It is an inspiration from decorations that I put up in my foyer in my own house. I tried to recreate the feeling of Christmas from my hometown in New England in my house here in GA. It has a very frosty icy feel with lots of white and silver accents and the look of the garland that I hang above my door every year. The following is a list of supplies I used to create this card:

Heartfelt Creations:
HCPC 3440-Vintage Door PreCut Set
HCPC 3435-Feather Grass flourish PreCut Set
Shapabilities Layered Poinsettia Die
Parisian Accents Dies
Mega Dies Fancy Tags 3
Martha Stewart Punches: Medium Frond, Branch, Autumn Branch, Versa-Magic, Sizzix Brick Embossing Folder. Silver Embossing powder, Pearls, Silver brad, pearls, ¼” ribbon, Sheer wired Ribbon, Rangers Crackle Paint Picket Fence, Martha Stewart Coarse Crystal Glitter & Tinsel Glitter, Art Glitter Ultrafine Crystal, Diamond Stickles, Tsukineko Brilliance Starlite Silver Ink. Copic Markers: C1 & C3. Paper: White, Green, and Silver Card stock (CS).

This is a close up of the details on the door. I see so much potential for the door for all seasons. It such an awesome image. Be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations Blog for the full directions on how to make this card.

Thanks for taking a peek at today's creation. I hope you are enjoying the festivities of the season. This is certainly a busy time of year. Remember to take a moment and make yourself a cup of tea and relax!

Challenges Entered:
City Crafter - Home for the Holidays
Creative Card Crew - Tis the Season
Paperminutes - Christmas with Non-Christmas image
Bonny Zoe's - Anything Christmas with Pearls
The Crafty bloggers Network - Shades of Winter
Hookedoncraft Challenge - Winter Wonderland
Squigglefly- Base on a Song- Mine is White Christmas
Stamps and Fun - Pearls
Crafty Calender challenge - Cold and Frosty

Monday, December 5, 2011

Snowman Hugs

So what would you think if I told you that this stamp from Stamps Happen was sitting at Micheal's last year for about three weeks for $1.99 after Christmas. I was on the fence as to whether or not to buy it-but after three weeks I thought it was meant to come home with me. So I got it out last week, stamped a couple images and colored it during my lunch. Don't they look like they are all grouped together in a "Snowman Hug"

No die cuts on this card....huh???? Yup just a whole bunch of Martha Stewart Punches. I went punch happy. So what would a snowman hug be like if say for instance you could get one....would it be cold, frosty, wet, squishy, hard as a rock, slippery, icy, glacial, nippy, frigid, or maybe even dangerous. Whatever word you would choose it still would be fun. Thanks for stopping by.

Snowman Hugs,

Challenges Entered
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes Plus Glitter
Karen's Doodles -Recipe Challenge (3 different Embellishments, 2 Papers, 1 Image)
Pollycraft - Christmas Fun
The Pink Elephant - Snowflakes and Sparkles
Truly Madly Craft Challenges- Christmas Image and Colors
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Snowflakes
Come and Get it Challenge - Anything Christmas
Gingerloft - Christmas and Winter
The Ribbon Girl Blog-Jingle All the Way to Christmas-must use Ribbon
2 Sisters Challenge - Punches and/or Dies
One Stop Craft Challenge - Let it Snow
Sweet Stampin Challenge - It' Snowing (Stamped Snowman, Snowflake, Snow People, or Snow)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Heartfelt Creations-Snowmen Melt Your Heart

Oh just look at the face on this Snowman-he does melt your heart. I think he is just adorable. This was posted on the Heartfelt Creations Blog yesterday. I found this pretty paper in my stash that is light blue with red snowflakes-so I let that guide what I was going to do with the colors. Did I mention that I used a lot of die cuts too. I had so much fun putting this together.
Here is the inside of my card. I made it so you can untie the bow and use the ornament I made here to place upon your tree. He is all glittered up to catch the twinkling of your Christmas lights. I just love putting little gifts like this inside of card.

Heartfelt Creations
HCPC 3342 Snowmen Melt Your Heart Precut Set
HCD 708 Decorative Window

Spellbinders Pendant Die Fleur De Lis
Spellbinders Ironwork Motifs

Cuttlebug Vintage Corners
Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Aspen Snowflake
Recollection Glitter Dots
Rangers Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Sheer Wire Ribbon
Plastic Snowflake for Ornament
2 eyelets
Art Glitter Crystal
Stickles (Crystal)

Challenges Entered:
Rainbow Lady's - Christmas Carol (Frosty the Snowman)

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to check the Heartfelt Creations Blog for the complete directions on how to make this card. See you soon!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Heartfelt Creations-Abide In Me

Welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday. This is another card using the new release stamps and dies from the Artisitic Gatefold Collection. I am so in love with the Rye Grass and Feather Grass Flourish Stamps. I used both on this card. The corner is so exceptional. I stamped with Versamark and embossed with red embossing powder. The edges have been inked with Rangers spiced marmalade and barn door. What an awesome color combination.
HCPC 3437 Carnation Florals 1 PreCut Set
HCPC 3438 Carnations Florals 2 PreCut Set
HCPC 3435 Feather Grass Flourish PreCut Set
HCPC 3436 Rye Grass Flourish PreCut Set
HCPC 3321 Believe PreCut Set

Nestabilities Labels 13
Shapabilities-Carnation Creations

Martha Stewart Punches-Punch Around the Page French Scroll & Frond punch; Rangers Distress inks Barn Door & Spiced Marmalade; Versamagic; Stampendous Stamp n Stuff Red Tinsel Embossing Powder; heat gun; Tsukineko Sheer Shimmer Spritz Frost; Recollection half pearls; Ashland Christmas Floral Red and Gold leaves; Sheer white ribbon; Black, Green, and White Cardstock (CS).

I hope you have enjoyed your visit today. Be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see the other gorgeous creations by the design team and to get the full directions on how I made this card. I will see you tomorrow with the Snowmen Melt Your Heart Card.

Challenges Entered:
Anything Goes Challenge - Cutting Corners-Decorative or Altered Corners
Crafty Card Makers - Heat Embossing
Paper Playtime - Say It with Sentiments
Stamps & Fun - Distressing
Stamps R Us - Emboss It
Victorine Stamps - Use Ribbon

Friday, November 25, 2011

Heartfelt Creations Black Friday Release

Heartfelt Creations is pleased to present the Artistic Gatefold Collection . This collection, in simple terms is "stunning and genius". It features 6 new precut stamp sets that coordinate with existing Spellbinders dies and 2 new exclusive dies. This is another must have collection.
Don’t feel guilty for splurging on yourself!
Heartfelt Creations will be donating 10% of all Black Friday sales towards ChildCry, a non-profit feeding organization founded by Times Square Church. ChildCry feeds over 4159 kids in 22 different countries, including the United States. Every penny donated to ChildCry is used to buy food for hungry children so go ahead...feed your hobby, and a hungry child! You can view all the details by following this link:
Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by Novenber 29 for a chance to win the entire release valued at $150. The winner will be announced on the HC blog on November 30.
Can you say "awesome" when you look at these new dies. So much you can do with them. Please check out the Heartfelt Creations blog to see the other creations by the Design Team. The Gate-fold card that you can create with these dies is spectacular. I plan to do one soon. These are the supplies for this card:
HCPC Flirty Fleurs Precut Set
HCPC 3363 Inspire Me Sentiments Precut Set
HCD 716 Layered Elegant Swirl Die
HCD Posy Patch
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 4
Other: Rangers Distress Inks: Tea Dye, Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage; Recollection Rhinestones (Pink), Sheer Wired Ribbon, Sheer1/4” wide Ribbon. Paper is from 12 x 12 Recollection Graceful Stack Designer Paper (DP), Brown Cardstock (CS), White Cardstock, Watercolor Paper, Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive,Tim Holtz Distressing tool, Stazon black ink, Aqua Painter, pink stickles
For my second project I made this tree topper/ornament. I found this pretty Star at the Dollar Store in my area and decided to spruce it up with this magnificent new die cut. This is big enough to use as a tree topper or as a hanging decoration for the home. This are the supplies used.
HCD 717 Layered Scallop Posy Die,Spellbinders Create a Flake 2, Art Glitter 85 Crystal Ultrafine Transparent, White Cardstock, Glitter Glue, Red Line Tape, Martha Stewart Edger Doily Punch, 11” Star Ornament from the Dollar Store, Recollection White Dot Glitter Stickers, 1 Plastic Snowflake from the Dollar Store, Martha Stewart Sterling Silver Glitter, and Hot Glue.
For complete decorations on how to make both of these projects can be found on the Heartfelt Creations blog. Enjoy your Black Friday. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Have a Merry Little Christmas

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate tomorrow. We have so much to be thankful for as we gather together to celebrate another year as a family and count our blessings. I am so thankful for my family and friends both here and Georgia and on the net!

Well, I went and did it with this card. The Mother of all die-cut and punches I So in all fairness-it is going to my Mother. I think I am going to do a 12 days of Christmas surprise for her and send her something every day starting 12 days before Christmas. I am going to bake her favorite cookies "Cream Wafers" for one of the days. She doesn't put up decorations so I am going to send her a little tree that I found-she will adore it as she can put it on her coffee table. I'm making a list of 12 packages to send. It will be so much fun she won't know what to

Back to my card. The inspiration for this came from the leftover paper I had lying on my table from my Christmas lantern card. It's the light brown paper you see in the background. I started cutting out snowflakes and distress inking them with Ranger Vintage Photo. The reindeer are a Tim Holtz die that I cut from cereal boxes, painted white, distressed the edges, painted with glitter glue, and sprinkled with Martha Stewart coarse clear glitter-twice. Yes, I glittered over glitter and it really made these reindeer sparkle. So now I will attempt to list all the dies I used on this card and supplies:

Spellbinders: For the focal point-Fleur de Lis Pendant, Scalloped Oval Nesties, Large Oval Nesties, Mega Fancy Tags 2, Foliage Shapabilities die
Sizzix: Tim Holtz Reindeer, Tim Holtz Snowflake On the Edge, Sizzix Architectural Accent Die
Martha Stewart Punches: Aspen Snowflake Punch Around the Page, Large Himalayan Snowflake, Medium Arctic Snowflake, Medium Branch Punch
Cuttlebug: Snowflake Embossing Folder
Other: Rangers Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Martha Stewart Course Crystal Glitter, Rangers Crackle Paint-Picket Fence, Diamond Dust Glitter, Diamond Stickles, Recollection Pearl Flourishes, Gold Mini Bells, White Plastic Snowflake from the $1 store, Recollection Pearls. Sentiment was from the Micheal's $1 bin, Sheer White Ribbon for the bow.

Well, I think I got everything. Thanks for stopping by today. I sure do appreciate it. Again Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your time with family and friends and make lasting memories.

Challenges Entered
Cooking It Up with Katie: Recipe-Use a Punch, Add some Ink, Include some Embossing
Crafts and Me: Shabby Chic/Vintage
Repeat Impressions DCC1123 Designer’s Choice Challenge-Christmas Challenge with Snowflake
Inky Impressions - Make Your Own Embellishments (Mine are Snowflakes and Flowers)
Little Red Wagon - Christmas
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Tie One On
Scrapbook Sisters - Christmas
Truly Scrumptious - Christmas with Pearls or Vintage
Stamp-n-Doodle - It's Snowtime
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Anything Christmas with Pearls
Forever Friends - Christmas is Coming (Must use and Animal)
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge - Baby It's Cold Outside
Pollycraft - Christmas Fun
Stamps R Us - Bling It On

Friday, November 18, 2011

Fred She Said Christmas/Winter Blog Hop

Welcome to the Fred She Said Blog Hop. Our theme is Christmas/Winter. Today for my card I used the Christmas Poinsettia Lantern. May image has been layer four times. Both the Spellbinders Poinsettia die and the Holly Accents were used to make embellishments on this card.

If you came by way of Darsie, you are on the right track. Be sure to pick up the Secret words at each blog along the way and follow the directions on the Fred She Said Blog to enter for the drawing for the following fabulous prices:

PRIZES: 3 random winners. 1 winner for each prize below:
$30 GC for
$30 GC for Fred She Said
$30 GC for Fred She Said

Entries will be accepted for 2 weeks - until Friday December 2nd midnight EST. Winners will be announced Saturday December 3rd.

Here is the list
FSS Blog , Robin, Darsie, Carol, Nancy, Val, Anne, Debbie, Vicki, Michelle, FSS Challenge Blog

My secret word is "You".

Thanks for stopping by today. Your next stop is Nancy. We hope you enjoyed the blog hop!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Heartfelt Creations Altered Christmas Photo Frame

Here is my Altered Project for Heartfelt Creations. I couldn't decided which color frame I liked better so I ended up getting both. As a matter of fact, I bought all of them from two stores because I knew if I made one, I would want These were purchased from a store called "The Dollar General" for $1 each. We have a lot of them here in the South. Of course, you can put pictures of your family in these frames and hang them on your Christmas tree. I chose to show them to you with a vintage image inside.The inspiration for the pine cones I made came from this picture that my friend Colleen from Dietrich Designs pinned on Pinterest. I am so addicted to Pinterest it is not even I just love the visuals-it gives you so much inspiration. So here is the silver frame. I have to tell you that I have never used the Black Lightning Dew Drop that I had before. But it has the most awesome patina I have ever seen in an ink. I will be using it again soon. I used it to distress the edges of the snowflake and die corners here but the camera did not pick it up well.
Here is the gold frame. One thing I do want to mention if you are going to make these is to use hot glue to attach the pretty die cut corners. That will leave the back of your frame nice and clean without any adhesive marks.

Heartfelt Creations
HCD 702 Decorative Butterfly Border Die
HCD 701 Posey Patch Die

125079 Spellbinders Ironwork Accents Shapabilities

Martha Stewart Branch, Punch, Frond Punch, Large Himalayan Snowflake Punch, & Arctic Snowflake medium Punch
Rangers Tea Dye Distress Ink-for gold frame
Tsukinek Brilliance Lightning Black-for silver frame
Rangers Distress Crackle Paint Picket Fence
Cut up plastic snowflake from the Dollar Store
Celebrate It Holiday Ribbon Cord & Sheer White Ribbon

Thank you for stopping by today. If you have any questions about how to make the pine cones I would be happy to help. I wanted to make a tutorial, but since I got sick it has been a struggle to keep up with what I love to do. Be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations blog where these are post to get the directions on how to make these.

Challenges Entered
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Anything But A Card
Crimbo Crackers - Make It Sparkle
Creatalicious Challenge - Christmas and Make Sure It Sparkles
The Craft Garden - Christmas but No Red or Green
The Paper Shelter - Snowflakes
Truly Scrumptious - Christmas Project with Pearls or Vintage
Deep Ocean Challenge - Vintage
Heart Song Inspirations - Gold or Glitter
Hooked On Craft Challenges - Any Punched or Diecuts
Karen's Doodles - Anything But A Card

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Heartfelt Creations Magnificent Spruce Trees

Welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday. This is my first post as a Design Team member and I can't tell you how much fun I am having working with their dies and stamps. I feel so blessed to have been chosen for the team. A big thanks to my friend Cheryl Walker for encouraging me to apply!

Be sure to mark your calendar for Black Friday when Heartfelt Creation will be revealing their new release. It is awesome, you don't want to miss it.

This nice wide lacy die is awesome. I have no problem using my cuttlebug to cut this with. I just use a sheet of wax paper and the die slips off the paper like butter. I stamped the Magnificent Spruce Tree (the large tree stamp) three times to make my image with Peel Paint Distress ink and then applied stickles to the branches by tracing them with the tip of the bottle. I have been pulling out some older punches that haven't gotten any love and have used them. I forgot how beautiful the corner adorner can look. So who knows what else I'll pull out I haven't used in a while. It's fun to use your stuff!!! lol

For a list of supplies and directions on how to make this card, please visit the Heartfelt Creations blog where you can get all that information and see what all the other Design Team members have created for you this week.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow when I will post my Heartfelt Creations altered project. You don't want to miss it.

The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Trees
Craft Your Passion - Let It Snow
Heart Song Inspirations - Gold or Glitter
Hooked on Crafts - Something Punched

Monday, November 14, 2011

Snow Cozy by Sugar Nellie

Did you ever make a card and think it was so cute that you could never make another one to top it? For some reason this card strikes me this way. I had so much fun making the banner. This summer I was lucky enough to have my name chosen at a challenge I entered and I got to pick 3 Sugar Nellie images. This is one of them. I just love it. Here is the supplies.

Snow Cozy image from Sugar Nellie
Spellbinders Lrg Scalloped Squares Nestibilities
Spellbinders Nested Lacy Pennants
Martha Stewart Himalayan Large Snowflake and Medium Arctic Snowflake
Cuttlebug Typewriter Alphabet Die
Recollection Glitter Dots
White Brads (for the center of the Snowflakes)
Deep Edger Snowflake trim
Martha Stewart Blue Glitter from a Multi Christmas Glitter pack

Craft Your Passion - Let It Snow
Hooked on Crafts - Something Punched
My Partner in Crafting Crime - Use Something You Got for Free
Stamps R Us - Bling It On
Christmas Inspiration - Bows
Creative Inspirations Paint - Banners
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Use Stamp that has never seen ink
Wags and Whiskers - Christmas Theme

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Fred She Said Lenten Roses

Hello everyone. Today I want to show you a card I make with Fred She Said Lenten Roses. Oh, aren't they so pretty. They are pre-colored but I chose the white. You can find them here. I layered my image three times on top of the Beaded Circle Spellbinders Nestabilities. I distressed the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink from Rangers. The corners are Spellbinder Parisian Accents and the leaf is Spellbinders Foliage Shapabilities. The border punch is from Martha Stewart called Edger Embossed Zig Zag. The sparkly green leaf is from Michaels in their floral department as well as the sentiment stamp that came out of the $1 bin.

Thanks for stopping by today. It's been a little bit since I have posted on my blog. It seems I have every possible side effect from taking Prednisone, but the bright side is I probably have a week or two left. Guess it is a small price to pay to be able to breath! I will have more things coming your way this week. See you soon.

Challenges Entered
Crafty Emma's - Ribbons and Roses
Di's Digi Designs - Ribbons and Bows
Craft Ann's - Floral Frenzy
Crafty Catz - Use a digital image
Dutch Dare - Punches and Dies

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Cardinals In Winter Scenery

Today I want to show you another Christmas card that I did. This was created before I got sick. But I am trying to get back into the swing of things. I worked on some little projects after work this week. It seems I had a mountain of paperwork to sort and set straight after being out of work and yesterday was a good day for me. I stayed focused and caught up. The meds make it hard for me to stay focused-but now that I am taking less I notice a difference.
Products Used:
Stamp-Mark's Finest Papers Cardinals in Winter
Spellbinders-Fleur De Lis Rectangle
Martha Stewart- Branch punch & Deep Edger Flower Bed, Berries and Pine cone Stickers
Ribbon, Snow-writer, Glitter, Stickles, Rangers Picket Fence Crackle Paint

Thanks for dropping by my blog today. Hope you have a fun filled and craft filled weekend.

Challenges Entered:
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Favorite Sketch
Mark's Finest Papers - Fall or Winter Scene
4 Crafty Chicks - Die Cuts
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Forever Friends - Something old (Martha Stewart pine cone & berry stickers) & Something new Spellbinders Fleur de lis die cut-plus use an animal

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Fred She Said Kitty & The Ornament

Greetings bloggers. Today I wanted to show you a little something I did in between watching the Florida/Georgia game yesterday. It seems taking Steroids I cannot only focus on one thing but more than So I played with this cute image in-between commercials. I have 10 days more of this-lets see what I can
This image is a new release at the Fred She Said Store that you can find here called Kitty & The Ornament.

Products Used:
Spellbinders: Large Scalloped Nestabilities, Large Round Nestabilities, Holly Accents.
Rhinestones, Rangers Barn Door Distress Ink, Recollection Sticker, Glossy Accents for the Christmas bulb and Kitty bow, Prima Poinsettia, Stickles

Thanks for stopping by. Happy Football Sunday. See You Soon!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge-Scraps

Hi everyone and welcome to this weeks Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge over at Mark's Finest Papers. The challenge this week is to use your scraps. I know I don't look like I have a lot of scraps here but let me explain.

My Mark's Finest Papers Cardinals in Winter is actually a scrap from something I intended to do but didn't. I was going to decorate a jar with them and didn't. So I decided to make this card with them. This image is layered. I cut a Cardinal out of one of the images and layered it on top for dimension. The Poinsettia is a result of playing with my new die set. I was trying to decide how to layer and enhance the Poinsettia and these were laying on my craft table. I decided to marry these with the cardinals. The gold leaves are from leftovers from something else I was working on.The Products used on the card:
Mark's Finest Papers-Cardinals in Winter
Spellbinders: Layered Poinsettia, Parisian Accents, Labels 4
Ribbon, Recollection Gold Dots, Gold Stickles, Gold Leaves, Gold Martha Stewart Micro Beads

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you will be able to join us in our challenge. Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Heartfelt Creations

Here is the first card that I created for evaluation for getting on the design team. It is made with the Heartfelt Creations Jean Pocket/Ball Can precut Stamp Set and the Daisy Heartfelt Creations Daisy Exclusive Die and Daisy Precut Stamp Set.
This was my second entry for consideration for the design team. This was made with the Heartfelt Creations Jean Pocket/Ball Can Pre-cut Stamp Set and the Daisy Pre-cut Stamp Set and Exclusive Heartfelt Creations Die Set.
Here is a quick post today to announce that I made the Heartfelt Creations Design Team. I am honored to be selected to participate. I met the people from Heartfelt Creations at the CKC I went to in Jacksonville in September. I took a couple of their classes and they announced they were looking for people for their Design Team. Also, my friend Cheryl Walker who was on the team emailed me to say she thought I should tryout-so I did. I am late getting this up as I got a cold a week ago Thursday. I was feeling better by my Birthday Oct 25 but the next morning I work up I could not breath. I went to the doctor and my blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen level was all mess up. I have asthmatic bronchitis. Breathing better now but not up to myself.