Friday, November 28, 2014

Heartfelt "Romantique Garden" Release

Hello Bloggers. We are debuting the latest release from Heartfelt Creations today.
This is "Romantique Garden" and our wonderful Kathy has written the most intriguing
description of this collection I just had to share it with you.

Love is in full bloom with the Romantique Garden collection from Heartfelt Creations.  A romantic symphony composed in subtle shades of pink, fuchsia, green, cream and charcoal harmonizes beautifully with picturesque images of dainty hummingbirds, devoted love birds, graceful swans and delicate bleeding heart bushes.  Ornate ironwork backgrounds are in perfect harmony with layered elements of vintage sheet music, lace, flowing handwriting, scrollwork, florals, stripes and flourishes.  Six hand drawn stamp sets capture the idyllic beauty of a peaceful garden where swans glide across the surface of a glassy lake, nesting lovebirds are wreathed in flowers, and hummingbirds sip nectar from blossom laden branches of exquisite beauty.  The coordinating die cuts feature elegant swirled stems, a graduated set of bleeding heart blossoms and a majestic pair of swimming swans.  Dreamy and idyllic, uplifting and inspiring, romantic and moving as a masterfully scored concerto, this enchanting collection is a celebration of love and life amidst the extraordinary beauty of nature.
I have two cards for you today featuring two completely different styles, for me anyway. Although, they are my favorites, Coloring and Glitter! You just can't get any better than that!
My first card is this sweet little garden scene that I colored with my Copic markers. The stamp is
HCPC Romantique Garden. I've also used a snippet of the gorgeous paper pad. It makes me dream of summer, ahhhhhhhh.......
My next card is sparkly, glittery, and bright. I was researching Bleeding Hearts and found this picture of blue ones on the web, so this is where my inspiration came from. Who knew they could be more stunning than they already are??? I've also chosen to color black swans to coordinate with the charcoal paper from the Romantique Garden Collection paper pad.
 HCPC 3638 Romantique Swans PreCut stamp set on my card. Along with the
HCD 728 Timeless Amour Dies on this card.
Here's another view so you cab see how the heart stands up, yet still folds flat for mailing.
You can find the complete instructions for both my cards on the Heartfelt Creations Blog, and take a look at my team mates work, using this spectacular new collection!
Thanks so much for joining me today & come back again!
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Heartfelt Wednesday Inspiration

Here's another Wednesday post with some wonderful inspiration for you with my ever-growing Heartfelt Creations inventory! I'm telling, you each and every release from them is better than the last. There will be so many exciting gorgeous things I will be sharing with you it will take your breath away. My card today is another from the Classic Sunflower Collection.
This card is my version of clean and simple. I used the Classic Sunflower paper for my background and the Die and cut my flowers from a sheet of the paper pad. I wanted to try something a little different. I LOVE the way it looks on the 6"X 6" card front panel. Doesn't it look just like blue jeans?
Here's a close-up, so you can see how pretty these plaid flowers really are!
There are complete instructions on the Heartfelt Creations Blog on how I made this card, and you can see all the beautiful work the Design Team has put together for you this week. Skate on over there(well here in Wisconsin, it's skate) and fill your day with some awesomeness from the other girls!
Thanks so much for joining me today and be sure to watch for the new release
"Romantique Garden" that will be coming your way on Black Friday the 28th!
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday Inspiration

Hi Bloggers. Today is my first official post as a Heartfelt Creations Design Team member!
I am so excited to be here to share all the paper and die goodness Heartfelt has to offer.
For the next two weeks it is Designers choice for our posts and then we have a delightful collection that will debut on Black Friday November 28th. This collection is called Romantic Garden, and you can find a preview and tutorial by Olga Jewel here. I have two cards for you today, one Fall, & one Christmas.  I think because the two Holidays are so close, Thanksgiving never gets the recognition it's due. Although my Fall card is a get well card, and not Thanksgiving, it makes me grateful that I am not ill and ever so thankful for what I am blessed with. The pretty Sunflowers make me feel happy and cheerful. You can find this release called Classic Sunflower Collection at the
Heartfelt Creations online store or use the "Find a store" button on the home page to find a retailer near you. Now on to my cards. You can find a list of products and instructions for each card at the Heartfelt blog, and view all the pretties of my team mates too!
The next card is my Christmas card. This card is made from the Festive Christmas Collection.
The paper pad in this collection is awesome! It has card fronts that are so beautiful all you need is a bit of ribbon and some glitter and you'll have breathtaking cards for all your friends and family in no time at all. Oh and by the way, there are thirty, yes 30, sentiments for inside your cards included in this pad! How great is that! This card has a technique that's quite popular right now called
 "Bistro Chalkboard" and instructions are on the Heartfelt blog with my post.
Here's a close-up of the chalkboard look. This makes the "chalkboard" Look like is been erased a time or two.
Thanks for stopping by today and sharing my first Heartfelt post, please come again soon.
Hugs, Maureen

Monday, November 10, 2014

My Besties Challenge #23

Hi bloggers! Time for a challenge from "My Besties" This time it's, Shabby Chic, one of my favorites. I think it's so soft and feminine. I don't create this theme very often, but it is really fun to throw it in once in a while to challenge myself. My card today uses the image IMG730 from
Sherri Baldy's Etsy Store. I have tons of elements on this card, but I guess that's what it's all about, right? I colored my image with Copic markers and I'll list the colors below.
Copics used:
Skin- E11, 00, 0000
Cheeks & lips- R30
Hair- E53, 51, 50
Basket, eyes, & shoes- W3, W1, 00
Green- YG93, 91, CB
Dress- R30, 00, 000
I hope you can join us for this challenge and a chance to win some terrific "Besties"!!!
Follow the link here to enter and be sure to use the linky tools to add you project. We would love to see what you come up with for this awesome challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today & come again.
Hugs, Maureen

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Cornish Heritage Farms Challenge #65

First & foremost today is election day so don't forget to go out and VOTE, every one counts!
 Time again for a new challenge from Cornish Heritage Farms. The challenge is hosted by me again and it is to "USE FALL COLORS".
This will be my last post on the design team and I must say farewell. I have had a great time & will miss all the girls, but I am moving on to a larger commitment and need to scale back. CHF's is coming out with some new releases in January and I'm sure they will be delightful, so you'll have to keep an eye out for them.
My card today uses #2338 Cornucopia and #903K Fall Leaves Background which are both from the Digital section in the Fall & Halloween category. This is still only the beginning of November and fall seems to get swallowed up by Christmas so I am glad to be posting this cheerful bright card! I have colored the images with my Copic markers and will list the colors below. I fussy cut all the images out and popped them up to give the card some dimension. The little ticket and pretty die cuts are from Heartfelt Creations. The paper, ribbon and Candi are all from my stash. I've added some Stickles and Glossy Accents here & there just for fun!
Copics used:
Cornucopia & acorn- E37, 33, 30
Pumpkins- YR07, 04, 02, 00
Tomatoes- R37, 35, 32
Green apples-Y11YG03
Purple grapes- V17, 12
Green grapes- YG01, 11
Orange leaves-R24, YR04, 02
Green leaves-YG67, 63, 01
Red leaves- R39, E04, 19

If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you!

To play create a card using CHF images. You can use either CHF digi or rubber stamps to create a card or project.... anything you like as long as the stamps are Cornish Heritage Farms. (Yes, they can be older stamps).

Once you have created your card/project go to the Cornish Heritage Blog and use inlinkz to link to your card/project so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to Splitcoast Stampers please use the keyword CHF65. We can't wait to see what you create!
Thanks for stopping in today & come back soon.
Hugs, Maureen

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Announcement

Hi Bloggers. I have an exciting announcement to make........ I'M IN!!!!!!
I was chosen to be on the Heartfelt Creations Design Team. I am so excited to begin my journey with them for the next year. I want to thank all of you who voted for me to help me gain this position on their team. I am so honored. I hope to bring you tons of inspiration with this company's fantastic line of products.
Here is a picture of my Uber welcome package I received on becoming a DT member, excluding the new releases that are coming your way in the next couple of months. It's a surprise you know! 
You will LOVE them!!!
My first post for the Heartfelt Creations Blog will be November 5th using one of the projects I sent in as a semi-finalist. Then each & every Wednesday Heartfelt has a new batch of inspiration and ideas and Emma Lou will have some fabulous video tutorials for you along the way. So come along with me as I weave my way through paper goodness over this next year!!!
Hugs, Maureen