Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Heartfelt Happy New Year!

Hi bloggers, ready for the new year? It's coming whether we want it to or not I believe. I for one will be glad to see winter half way gone, but still, the time passes so quickly it tends to make my head spin! I am looking forward to the new collections coming up from Heartfelt Creations. The next release will be out on January 13th, and you can find a sneak peek here, on the Heartfelt blog.
You will notice that our new branding has gone live, with different colors and packaging, but have no fear, the same phenomenal quality has not changed one bit. As a matter of fact, I think any of you who purchase the new dies coming out this year will be amazed. They cut like butta!!!
Now on to my card for this week. It started out to be a 25th anniversary card, but I have decide it could also serve as a wedding card, as it is very neutral. I have used the HCPC 3640 Where The Heart Is, cling stamp as my focal point for my card. I used very soft toned Copic markers to color it and then added some flower power with the HCPC 3608 Arianna Blooms stamp and
 HCD 748 Arianna Blooms Die and then a few little flourishes from the HCD 747 Arianna Lace Die
you will find complete instructions, measurements and Copic marker colors I used on the
Heartfelt Blog, along with tons more inspiration from my Teammates.
Here's a close-up of the pretty Arianna Blooms I made. There are several video tutorials HERE, for making this lovely flower along with many others, by our darling Creative Director, Emma Lou.
Thanks for stopping in today and come back again soon,
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Christmas!

Hi bloggers, all ready for Christmas? I'm still finishing up last minute details. I'm not sure if it's my age catching up with me, or I just like playing with all my Christmas decorations as I get them out.... but whatever the reason it takes me forever to decorate!!!
I have a Heartfelt Creations Christmas card for todays post as it's so close to the holiday I just couldn't bring myself to make any other type of card. I love this holiday and I see a lot of my teammates feel the same way. So my advise for today is grab a cup of something delicious and spend a few moments of relaxation on the computer taking a breather and enjoy all the beautiful creations we have to offer! You can find it all HERE, and each of the projects has a complete set of instructions, along with all the products used, and they are available at the online store.
Here's a close-up of my pretty Christmas roses on my card, and you can see the diamond dust I've added to make them sparkle.
Here's hoping your holidays are magical and joyous and the New Year brings you nothing but happiness!
Thanks for joining me today and please come back again,
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Heartfelt Inspiration Wednesday

Time again for a bit of inspiration from Heartfelt Creations. My project today is a gift bag. I used the Romantique Garden Collection paper pad and the Heartthrob stamp and one of the Cut, Mat, Create dies to embellish my bag front. You can find the complete instructions for my project on the
 Heartfelt blog. The bag is created with the We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Punch Board. it's really a fun little gadget. I colored my image with Copic markers and I'll list them below.
Due to the next two weeks being Holiday weeks we will be posting on the Heartfelt blog and the DT's blogs on Tuesday the 23rd & 30th.

Here's a close up of the pretty Bleeding Heart flowers and the Hummingbird.
Copics used:
Flowers- RV95, 93, 91, 69
Leaves- YG67, 63, 61
Hummingbird- G28, 21, 20
R89, 85, 83
I covered the finished Hummingbird with Yasutomo water color pearl paint to give him a bit of shimmer.
Thanks for joining me today and come back soon!
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Heartfelt Inspiration Wednesday

Hi bloggers. Time for another goodie from Heartfelt Creations. This is a pretty simple card today. Not usually my style, but I'm kinda gettin' the hang of the CAS business! I used only two of the lovely HC products on this card and I think it looks so pretty. I made a fan from the
I made some edges for my card with a Spellbinder die called S6-003 Enchanted Labels 28, used one of the paper pads 5" X 7" card fronts, and a tag from the same pad. I've added flat-backed bead string, glitter, ribbon and silver cord fastened with a jeweled brad to complete my card. Here's a side view so you can see how by just adding glitter to the pre- printed image can make it pop!
Make sure you stop over to the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the beautiful things my Designer Teammates have created for you this week. Remember on the HC blog you'll find complete detailed instructions for each project as well as the products you can get at the HC online store.
Thanks for joining me today and come back again!
Hugs, Maureen

Monday, December 8, 2014

My Besties Challenge- Christmas + Vintage

Hi Bloggers. Time for a great My Besties challenge, which runs from Dec. 8th. to Dec. 19th. This time it is "Christmas + Vintage" How perfect for this time of year. I've used an image from Sherri Baldy's My Besties store called "Raining Snow Flakes" I thought it was just perfect for my out of the box sort of thinking. :-) Her sweet little hat gave her just enough of a vintage look to be appropriate for this challenge. I used Graphic 45 designer paper from the "Christmas Emporium" 8"X 8" paper pad for all the paper elements on my card. The card base is a 5" X 7" Kraft pre-fold from Recollections. The poinsettia is made from Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia die and the pine branch is from Elizabeth Craft Designs. The Merry Christmas words are from the new Spellbinders S2-118 die. I thought the burlap bow and rusty jingle bells were just perfect for this look. I distressed some edges, sponged a bit of Vintage Photo ink, and if you look rely close you'll see some faux stitching! I've already been asked, so I will tell you here on my blog, the snow flakes were made with a Marvy Ushida Snow Marker pen. You can get them on line if you can't find it in a retail store. I colored my image with Copic markers and I'll list the colors below.
Copics used:
Skin- E11, 00, 0000
Cheeks and lips- R20
Hair- E25, 21, 50
Eyes- E29, 25
Beige's- E44, 43, 42, 41, 40
Reds- R29, 27, 24, 22, 39
Greens- YR99, 97, 95, 93, 91
Holly- YG67

Now girls & guys, we would love you to join our challenge so get out your vintagey mojo and create!
I'm thinking a Bestie Steampunk image would be awesome as a Christmas card too!
Here's the link for you to add your cards to the gallery and I hope you are a winner!
Thanks so much for joining me today & come back soon!
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Wednesday

Hi bloggers. Time for another treat from Heartfelt Creations using the Romantique Garden Collection. My card today used one of the beautiful 5" X 7" card fronts. I added some popped up flowers from this collection and the gorgeous swans, this time in white. The beauty of Heartfelt paper pads is they are designed for paper crafters of all levels. Scrapbook pages, cards fronts, 6" X 6" panels, journaling cards, tags, my goodness the possibilities are limitless. Now on to my card.
The products I used on my card are the HCDP1 249 Romantique Garden Collection Paper Pad, HCPC 3641 Heartthrob, and HCPC 3638 Romantique Swans PreCut stamp sets, and the HCD 755 matching die. You can find the complete instructions for my card on the Heartfelt Creations Blog. I colored the flowers and swans with my Copic markers and here is the list:
Flowers- R85, 83, 81 RV000
Swans- C3, 1, 00
Thanks for joining me today and come back again. 
Hugs, Maureen