Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Coffee Talk Inspiration from Heartfelt Creations

Hi bloggers. Time for some more of this wonderful Coffee Talk Collection.  I've used the Latte Art stamp set for my card today along with one of the borders from the Border Essentials that was released with this collection. So far I have figured out fifteen different ways to use this seven piece
 versatile die! My roses are made using the Botanical Rose die and the little alphabet circles come in the Italiana Rivera paper collection. One more fabulous thing about Heartfelt Creations, almost all of their collections are interchangeable!

The complete instructions for this card and all my teammates wonderful projects can be found on the Heartfelt Creations Blog so be sure to check it out.

Thanks so much for joining me today and stop in again.
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Wednesday

Hi bloggers! All ready for Christmas? it doesn't even seem like Christmas here in the mid-west. We have no snow! I am so used to white Christmas's it hard to get in a festive mood with no snow, poo! Anyway I do wish you all a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year too!
I have another card today from Heartfelt Creations "Coffee Talk" collection.  My card features the large Coffee Talk Background stamp. I used Versamark and silver embossing powder to make it really stand out from the blue paper.

You can see the words a bit better in this photo. You'll be able to find complete instructions for my card along with lots of pieces of inspiration on the Heartfelt Creations Blog.
Thanks so much for stopping in today and stop again anytime!

Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday Inspiration

Hi bloggers, ready for Christmas yet? Ha Ha right? Christmas is right around the corner and I have a great little gift idea for you today. I have used  Heartfelt Creations new Coffee Talk release to make a cute little gift tag that fits perfectly with a bag of specialty ground, beans, or even K-cups if you need a quick last minute gift. I am a coffee drinker so this collection is one of my all time favorites, but with some of the whipped cream toppings in this release you could possibly make it look like a warm cup of hot chocolate as well!

Here's a close up of the tag, and remember you can find complete instructions for this and many other great ideas on the Heartfelt Creations Blog.

Thanks so much for joining me today and stop back in again.
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Coffee Talk Release Wednesday

Hi bloggers, we have a new release today from Heartfelt Creations called Coffee Talk. Right up my alley for sure. There is no life without coffee in my world!

It's the beverage that starts our mornings, chases our mid day slumps away, and in the evenings has us gather around the table to enjoy and partake in laughter and light hearted banter, to share treasured memories and deepest dreams and to encourage one another in meaningful friendships...and now we invite you to our table to warm your hands, hearts and souls with the fresh brewed designs of the Coffee Talk Collection by Heartfelt Creations!  Capture and relive those precious moments spent around the kitchen table, or favorite cafe with family and friends shared over the simple pleasure of a cup of  coffee, latte, or cappuccino.  The charming and delightful illustrations of coffee mugs, barista style chalkboard  sentiments and gorgeous patterns in variations of blues, creams and mochas are the perfect blend to get your creative senses percolating, and will allow you to espresso your style perfectly!  The delectable card fronts and dreamy patterned scrapbook pages are splendid for sending well wishes or for displaying those fun and silly selfies taken in the back corner of your favorite coffee shop with your inner circle of friends!  Whether you enjoy your cuppa java black, with cream, milk or sugar, instant or made from freshly ground coffee beans, the Coffee Talk Collection will provide you with the perfect fusion of flavors for all of your paper crafting concoctions.  
Here's my two cards for this release, one is a 6" X 6" card and the other is the new shaped card that looks exactly like a coffee mug.This set has the stamp set and a matching die. How cute is that?

Thanks for joining me today for this super cute release and be sure to stop in at the HC Blog for complete instructions for my cards, and view the Design Teams lovely projects and check out Emma Lou's latest video while your there.

Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

All Glammed Up for a girls night out!

Hi bloggers! I have a party dress all ready for you from Heartfelt Creations. This is another awesome stamp from the All Glammed Up collection called " All Dressed Up" Don't ya just love it! I think you could use this stamp for wedding, shower, birthday, or in my case a girls night out! I've added some roses to my card to glam it up a bit more and the background is in the fab paper collection. I adore the chalkboard look and I for one m glad it's hanging around a bit longer.

The All Dressed Up Die for this stamp has the dress and a rose corner & a boarder included in the set. The dress die cut the ruffles on the bottom so as to add dimension if you pop-them up with pop-dots, as I have done mine. Cool huh?
Thanks everyone for joining me today and you can find complete instructions for this card and all my teammates creations as well on the Heartfelt Creations Blog. Stop back in anytime.

Hugs, Maureen

Friday, November 27, 2015

BLACK FRIDAY!! 3D Mini Flipfold Album Release

Hi Bloggers! We have something special for you today. Heartfelt Creations has come out with these wonderful mini scrapbooks with flipfold inserts already cut and prefolded to make your scrapbooking a breeze! These books are 7" X 9" and have five pages. There is an inside front and back cover, two sides to each page,making a total of twelve pages. There are four packets of various sized and shaped inserts that can add a bevy of little nooks and crannies to tuck your photos in and journal about all the things your pictures represent. In my opinion this is a great way to scrapbook and save space at the same time! There is a live broadcast today at 12:00am EST & 1:00pm EST using this link, join in for the fun!
I'll be showing pictures of all my pages today, but I have chosen to leave out the photos, as this book will be going to Heartfelt Creations for display. Here is a list of the Heartfelt creations products I used to complete my book.

HCFA1-431 Flipfold Album-White
HCFP1-433-2 Pocket and Flipfold Inserts A-White
HCFP1-434-2 Pocket and Flipfold Inserts B-White
HCFP1-435-2 Pocket and Flipfold Inserts C-White
HCFP1-432-2 Pocket and Flipfold Inserts D-White
HCDP1-256 Sparkling Poinsettia Paper Collection
HCD1-778 Fluer Borders and Pockets Die
HCD1-779 Regal Borders and Pockets Die 
HCD1-780 Ornate Borders and Pockets Die
HCD1-783 Border Essentials Die
HCD1-756 Birds, Blooms, and Branches Die
HCD1-776 Eyelet Oval Die
HCDP1-259 Italiana Riviera paper Collection
HCD-751 Cut Mat Create Die
HCD-745 Luggage and Tags Die
HCPC-3679 Large Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp
HCPC-3680 Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp
HCD1-765 Large Sparkling Poinsettia Die
HCD1-766 Sparkling Poinsettia Die
Bottle Cap Inc. Super Strong Magnets- 1/2" X 1/16"
TSMP900- Memento Dye Ink Pad- Tuxedo Black
119391236 Carmine Red 3D Stamp Paint
119390736 Lime Green 3D Stamp Paint

The front cover is decorated with the Sparkling Poinsettia stamp and die set. I didn't glue my front and back covers and the decorations on the front until the inside was complete. Be sure if you are adding a closure or ribbons, glue them to the front and back before gluing down the designer paper. I made a clasp for my book but cutting two pieces of paper 1 3/8" X  6", adding a magnet in between the papers on one end. I added the decorative ribbon and metal embellishment to enhance my Christmas theme.

As I started to assemble my book I cut 1/2" X 8 3/8" strips and glued them in the spaces between each page. This was just a choice, not a necessity.  This was a learning curve for me as I have never worked with flip folds before, so it was a sort of learn as you go along thing. :-) When I cut my background sheets I measured the pages and cut the paper 6 1/4" X 8 1/4" and if I do another book I will cut the 12" X 12" sheets in tow 6" X 8" pieces and add a mat behind them. This way you can get two pages from one sheet of paper.
The inside front cover has a pocket created with one of the gorgeous corner dies that are part of this release with a photo mat tucked inside. The right side has a pocket created from one of the flipfolds. I think the original idea was to run it across the bottom of the page, but I thought it looked so much like a boot turned up this way, so I just went with it!
These pages have two of the flip fold pieces, the one on the left folds out to have thirteen sides to add photos, how cool is that> the right side is a single pocket to add as many photos as you wish.
These pages use just one flipfold on the right, which folds out to house twenty photos. The left side has a pocket I created with our new  three piece eyelet oval die.
These pages use two of the flipfold inserts, and small sweet pocket on the left to add photos or trinkets, and a large flip 6" X 6" pocket with a tab on the right. I also created a bottom pocket for designer paper and one of the three amazing new border and pocket die, ooooh so yummy!
These pages use one flipfold insert on the right, to hold six photos, and the pockets on the left were created with the wonderful new border and pocket dies. "Noel" & "Joy" letters were created with a page from the Italiana Riviera Collection and cut with a 3/4" round punch.
The last two pages of my book are a wonderful deep pocket on the left that will hold lots of photos and a flipfold on the right that will hold up to ten photos. The cute little film strip was made with a square punch and one of the new border dies coming out in our next collection. 
I hope you enjoyed my little project and be sure to check out the other Design Team members on the Heartfelt Creations Blog for tons more ideas and there are a few videos along the way as well.
Thanks for stopping in today.
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

All Glammed Up Inspiration

Hi Bloggers,I have another shoe card for you today, but I wanted this one to fit in with Fall. Yes, yes I know it's time for Christmas, but I always feel Thanksgiving and all the pretty fall colors never get enough attention, so I for one am dragging it out as long as I can:-) I've used the Heartfelt Creations All Glammed Up shoe stamp & die, of which there are two in this release.
 These shaped cards are so much fun to create and work up really fast as well. I LOVE them!

You can find complete instructions for this card on the Heartfelt Creations Blog
Be sure to stop in and check out all the beauties my teammates have created this week.
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
We will have a surprise in store for you on Black Friday next week. Be sure to check it out!

Thanks for stopping in and come back soon.
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

All Glammed Up Heartfelt Creations Release

Cue the spotlight and roll out the red carpet because the new All Glammed Up Collection by Heartfelt Creations has arrived! This ultra feminine compilation of glamorous flowing gowns, lavishly flower filled heels and stunning rose accents all showcased in elegant tones of reds, blacks and golds are the perfect combination for any stylish celebration and are sure to have your magnificent paper crafts taking center stage and dominating the runway! Modern patterns and motifs mixed with eclectic and vintage style lend the perfect blend to any masterpiece whether you wish to dress your project up or down.  The grand and regal footwear illustrations coupled with the complementing dies are perfect to create that specialty shaped invitation for a special bridal shower or girls night out. The wide array of sentiment stamps included in the collection are ideal to have on hand for a variety of occasions, while the gracefully detailed and lace like gown and floral sprays and accents are sure to bring that extra touch of splendor to all of your layouts, cards or altered art projects.  So channel you inner fashionista, gather your finest glitters, rhinestones, ribbons and laces and join us in celebrating life's beautiful moments with this stylish, timeless and classy collection.  

I have two selections for you today from this glammy collection. It's so "posh" as the Europeans would say! There are so many fun stamps and dies with this release, a shaped shoe card stamp and die, a tiny little bow, some beautiful rose borders and a corner, and an absolutely stunning Eyelet Oval Die that has three pieces to give you several ways to create super backgrounds or frames. My first sample is a 6" X 6" card, showcasing this terrific oval set.  

My second card is made with the shoe die and one of the two different style shoe stamps. I'm mean who doesn't love a great Christian Louboutin!!

I hope you've enjoyed my samples for today and be sure to stop in at the HC Blog to see all the amazing work from my Design Team , created with this fabulous collection!
Thanks for stopping by and come back again.

Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Wednesday

Hi bloggers, time for a little different paper craft from Heartfelt Creations. Something other than a card for you today. I thought these would be so fun for a holiday table setting. I've used the
 Italiana Grape Clusters die set and the matching stamps, of the same name, to create my little napkin rings. You can find complete instructions for this project on the Heartfelt Creations Blog, along with lots more wonderful inspiration from my teammates. So without further ado, here are my pretty fall napkin rings.

Here's a close-up of the rings so you can see the detail. I've added Glossy Accents to the wine glasses to make them sparkle!
Thanks so much for joining me today and be sure to stop in next Wednesday for or new release.......
You're gonna love it!!

Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Heartfelt Creations Tuscan Inspired Wednesday

Happy Wednesday bloggers. I have another bit of inspiration from Heartfelt Creations. We are showcasing the Italiana Riviara collection again this week and it its stunning! My card today is using the Riviera Gateway stamp. There are two sentiment also included in this stamp set. I've created a fun and different type of background for this card and you can find complete directions for this technique and the markers used to color the Gateway and the Italiana Grapevines as well.

I hope you've enjoyed my card today and don't forget to stop in at the Heartfelt Creations Blog for a look at all the gorgeous creations posted there for you. I'll see you soon.

Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday Inspiration

Hi bloggers, time for some inspiration from Heartfelt Creations and the newest release, 
Italiana Riviera! I love this collections colors, purple and green, they are right up there at the top of my favorites list. There is something so intriguing about the Italy with it's rolling vineyards and rustic architecture, don't you think? My card today is sort of  grape-alicious,:-) I adore this stamp set called 
Italiana Grape Boarders, the grapes are so life-like, they are absolutely stunning!
Here's a close-up of the detail of these magnificent grapes, yummy! I added Glossy Accents to really make them pop.
For complete instructions on how to make this card. please go the the HC Blog and there are more beautiful pieces of inspiration from my teammates as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

HC October Release- Italiana Riviera

It's time to slow down the daily pace, take a deep breath and embrace life with the new Heartfelt Creations Italiana Riviera Collection.  We invite you to stroll down the Italian coastline taking in the spectacular seaside views, open markets, and amazing architecture while allowing yourself to relax and get lost in an easy going way of life.  Feel the gentle breeze, breathe in the aromas of salty mist and mouthwatering eats as you pass by a harbor lined with delightful cafes and quaint little shops calling out to you to pause for a visit. Step through towering stone gates to meander through perfectly manicured vineyards boasting rows and rows of coiling vines filled with dense foliage and  plump clusters of exquisitely purple hued grapes.  Then as the sun sets, continue to take in the old world charm and beauty of the area as you relax in your villa, enjoying a glass of fine wine aged to perfection while jotting down all of the days wonderful adventures on an old fashioned postcard, pausing occasionally only to peer out the old stone window that reveals the most surreal view of lush gardens, stately mountains, beautiful flowers and that perfectly manicured vineyard.  At Heartfelt Creations we dismiss the misconceived notion that you are required to leave your craft room to experience the finer things in come along with us as we invite you to explore the charm and elegance of the Italiana Riviera Collection!

Doesn't that just make you want to go on a European vacation? I sure do! My card today sort of encompasses all that the Riviera might offer, and the colors of this collection are nothing short of divine! The sides of my card are made with the new two piece die which is one of the dies in the Italiana Grape Clusters set. There are more of this type of dye coming in the future and I think you'll love them! I certainly hope you enjoy my project for today.

Here's a picture of the card when it is fully open.

Thanks for stopping in today and letting me share this wonderful new collection with you. Be sure to stop in at the Heartfelt Creation Blog for complete instructions for this card, and to see the many samples of this gorgeous collection!

Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday Inspiration

Time for another Heartfelt Creations piece. I've used a new medium today, well new for me anyway. I purchased a small set of Letraset Aqua Markers a while back and I'm just now getting around to using them. The are really easy to use and quite the fun change from alcohol markers. I've stamped my Enchanted Mum Clusters on cold press water color paper with Stazon ink so the stamping won't run as you add water. You can fin complete instructions for my card on the Heartfelt Creations Blog.

I hope you've enjoyed my card today and be sure to pop in next week for the new October release from Heartfelt, called Italiana Riveria. It's going to be delicious! So I'll see you then!

Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Wednesday

Well gang this is a first.........I FORGOT to schedule my Wednesday post. I am so embarrassed!  
So here it is my sweet bloggers, a little late but better late than never, so they say.
I've been thinking about the Holidays coming up and I thought it would be nice to have a little treat box at each table setting for guests. Personalized of course, and filled with after dinner mints, Jordan almonds, little chocolates, or any other kind of treat. They really are quite simple to make and you can find the complete instructions on the Heartfelt Creations Blog. I have used the
 Enchanted Mum Collection for my project, but you could easily adapt this for any Holiday by switching out the papers and embellishments. I found this idea on the web, and for the life of me I can't remember where,. I feel really bad not to give credit where credit is due, so I apologize to whoever created the idea for the little folded box that  inspired me to create these.

I hope you've enjoyed my little boxes and I do hope you try this yourself, they really are so much fun to make!
Thanks so much for joining me today and come back again.
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Heartfelt Inspiration

Hello bloggers! Time for another pretty from the latest collection from Heartfelt Creations called Enchanted Mum, and it is definitely enchanting!  My card today is a tad bit out of the box. I created a clear center with a stamped image and just two Copic markers, yes I said two, how cool is that?  You can find complete detailed instructions for this card and many inspiring projects from my teammates over on the Heartfelt Creations Blog.
Here's a close-up of the image on the clear card stock center. it sort of reminds me of stained glass.

Thanks for joining me today and letting me share my card with you.
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday Inspiration

Hi bloggers, time again for a treat from Heartfelt Creations. Enchanted Mums, I am sooooo crazy about this collection! The mums are really spectacular. I've make three different styles of flowers and the I'm thinking the possibilities are endless.  My card today is soft and sweet with pastel pinks and lavender. The little dragonflies are such a special addition to this collection, I love them to death! You can go to the Heartfelt Creations Blog for the complete instructions for this card and all my teammates gorgeous creations as well.
Here's a close-up of these gorgeous mums that I sugarcoated with Sparkle Mod-Podge!
Thanks so much for stopping in today and come back again.
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Enchanted Mum Release from Heartfelt Creations

Hi bloggers. Time for a new release from Heartfelt Creations. It's called Enchanted Mum Collection, and it is! Here's a little description to "Enchant " you as you look at all the beautiful samples made by the Heartfelt Creations Design Team, posted on the HC Blog.

Swing open the decorative wrought iron gates and escape to serene and alluring garden surroundings with the Heartfelt Creations Enchanted Mum Collection.  Take in the beauty of shimmering dragonflies as they glide through warm and gentle breezes, landing to perch on beautiful bouquets of chrysanthemums dancing in the sunlight.  Graceful flowing floral images and exquisite die cuts along with soft hues of pinks, purples, greens and yellows are sure to bring about a sense of peace and calm to your soul.  Create your very own impeccable garden themed designs with the assortment of light and airy mums taking center stage in five gloriously illustrated stamp sets along with swirling vines and beautifully detailed dragonflies, all of which mirror the stunning images found within this enchanting paper collection.  Create authentic, true to life blossoms and embellishments with three coordinating dies, perfect to grace your scrapbook layouts and original card creations.  Whether you are celebrating special occasions or  preserving precious family memories, an enchanting time of creativity awaits you with the Enchanting Mum Collection. 

The Mum is my Birthday flower (November) so this is one of my favorites. There are such beautiful papers, stamps, & dies in this collection, you've just got to go and take a peek!
Complete instructions for my card are on the HC Blog along with a flower shaping video for these flowers by Emma Lou, how fun is that?
Thanks so much for stopping in today and letting me share a little piece of this fabulous collection with you.
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

HC Inspiration Wednesday Flip Card

Hi bloggers. Having a great day? I hope so. It's lovely and warm here today, almost hard to believe summer is winding down. We still have Farmers Market stands here in Wisconsin and my card sort of reflects that. I have created a flip card with pretty sunflowers as an accent. You can find the complete instructions for my card On the Heartfelt Creations Blog. There is a tutorial for making a step card on Splitcoast Stampers found HERE, but I altered the measurements to accommodate my pretty
 Hope you enjoy my project today. This first picture is closed and the second is opened.

Thanks for joining me today and stop in again.
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Wednesday

Hi bloggers, it's time for some inspiration from Heartfelt Creations! We are showcasing the new Farmers Market release for August and I have created a card using the  Berries and Peaches stamp set along with the Farmers Market Fruit die. My card has a lattice window and I have decorated the inside as well. This picture doesn't show off how pretty the berries are. I coated them with Sparkle Mod-Podge and they really are stunning!
 You can find complete instructions for this card on the Heartfelt Creations Blog, along with all the beautiful work from my Teammates.
I hope you enjoyed my card today and stop back in to see me real soon.
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday Inspiration

Hey bloggers! What are you all up to today? We are beginning our mid-west roller coaster weather gearing up for fall, and after fall comes..... I'm not even going to let the word cross my keyboard, but you know what I mean. I have a card today that reminds me of changing seasons although I am  not prepared for it at all. We do have awesome apple orchards here in Wisconsin and it's so much fun to go there and taste samples, pick your own apples if you so choose, pick up a jug of cider for mulling, all the great stuff that you can drink in on a crisp fall day! I have made a card using the
 Heartfelt Creations Apple Harvest cling stamp set, how perfect is that? From the Farmers Market collection which is our August release introduced to you last week. I have chosen to color my apples like Granny Smith's, as they are my favorite for apple pie making and I would love o have a big old piece of it as we speak! I hope you enjoy my card today. Remember you can get the complete instructions for this card, along with m y teammates gorgeous projects this week on the
Thanks so much for joining me today and come back soon!
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Heartfelt Creations "Farmers Market" release

Hi bloggers. Time for a new release from Heartfelt Creations. I LOVE this release. The fruits, veggies, cute little jugs, and berries are perfect for this time of year. This collection speaks "bountiful" in an absolutely perfect way! I have created two cards for you today and I hope you enjoy them and go to the web-store at Heartfelt Creations and check out the new "Farmers Market" collection. My first card uses the jars and Accents cling stamp set and my second card uses the gorgeous Peaches from the Berries and Peaches set.

Thanks for stopping by today and letting me share projects for the Farmers Market release. Stop on over to the HC Blog for buckets of inspiration from my teammates!
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

His name is Jesus

Hi bloggers. Here's another Christmas card made with the amazing Sparkling Poinsettia Collection from Heartfelt Creations. I wanted to do something a little different using natural tones for my card today. I adore Kraft paper and decided to make my pretty flowers out of it. I love this stamp set  called Joy to the World from this same collection and I thought it would be perfect for the natural colors I wanted to use. I love the way this card turned out. It is exactly what I was aiming for, and THAT happens almost never! I hope you enjoy my post today and you can get complete instructions for this project on the Heartfelt Creations Blog, along with tons of inspiration from my super talented teammates.
Thanks so much for joining me today and letting me share a little something from this stunning Christmas collection. Next week is our new release called, Farmers Market, and I'm here to tell you it yummy!
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Wednesday

Hi bloggers, back to the business of Christmas in July! I have a card today using the beautiful Sparkling Poinsettia Candle cling stamp from Heartfelt Creations. This set also includes the buckle stamp I have used on my card and a 'Tidings of comfort & joy" sentiment. The flower is made from the Sparkling Poinsettia cling stamp and cut out with the matching die.  I have colored my card and Poinsettias with my Copic markers and you will find the complete instructions for this card and Copic colors on the Heartfelt Creations Blog. There are some beautiful projects to look at from my teammates and possibly some inspiration! Did I mention there are only 22 weeks left until Christmas? Bad me!

Here's a close-up of this gorgeous stamp.

Thanks for joining me today, and come back soon.
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Heartfelt Creations New Peacock Paisley Die

Hi bloggers. We have a great surprise for you today. Heartfelt Creations has added a new die set to use with the Peacock Paisley Collection. This die has three pieces, two to cut out the Feathery Peacock stamp set along with the feather, and one die to cut out the Peacock Swirls stamp set. For those of you who requested these dies,  I'm telling you HC heard you!
I had a boatload of fun with this die. No more fussy cutting those Peacocks! I have two cards to show you today, one using the Peacock Feather stamp and coordinating feather and the other is showcasing the Peacock Swirls stamp and feather. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.
Here's a close-up of the Peacock to show how beautifully this die cut all the fine detail of the stamps.
Here's my second card, in the blue and green tones of natural Peacocks, with a lime twist!
Thanks so much for stopping in today and letting me share this exciting new die set with you. Make sure to stop in and check out the Heartfelt Creations Blog for complete instructions for these cards and tons more inspiration!
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Wednesday

Hi bloggers. Time for some Heartfelt Creations Christmas inspiration in July. I have a decorative project today. I saw a tutorial a while back and thought I would give it a try. I like it! It's just a little something to stand on a corner table, sit behind a low centerpiece or candle, just something pretty to look at. This piece showcases the Sparkling Poinsettia Paper Collection and how versatile it can be. I've added some filigree from the Timeless Amour die and used the Sparkling Poinsettia Stamp and matching Die to add 3-D flowers to my little screen.
To find the complete instructions for this project and tons more Christmas inspiration to get your juices flowing for a jump start on those Christmas cards and projects, visit the HC Blog!
Thanks for joining me today and come back soon.
Hugs, Maureen  

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Heartfelt Creations Sparkling Poinsettia Release

Merry Christmas everybody, happy holidays and seasons cheer!! Well not quite since it's been in the 80's the last couple days here which in my neck of the woods isn't anywhere close to winter. But I must say, there is no time like the present to get an early jump on our Christmas card making, right?  This Heartfelt Creations release Sparkling Poinsettia, is based in the  time honored traditional Christmas colors of red and green, my favorite I might add.  This release also has a pair of poinsettia dies and matching stamps that are absolutely stunning!  The ruffled edge of the petal dies are so unique and the veins in the stamps  make them like no other out there on the market today. The large Poinsettia die also has three holly leaves to accent your shaped flowers. My two cards today are complete opposites of each other, so as to show you that you can adapt this collection to any style or preference. My first card is a 6" X 6" and sort of "rustic vintage", if there is such a thing :-) using traditional colors with a touch of natural. I am also using one of the beautifully scripted sentiment pieces from the paper collection for the inside of my card. 

My second card is a 5" X 7" piece made entirely of white and silver. The poinsettias on this card are  made from Vellum which I think are so elegant looking. 
The complete detailed instructions for both my cards can be found on the Heartfelt Creations Blog, along with tons of Christmas inspiration flowing from my teammates, so be sure to go and check it out!
Thanks for joining me today and come back soon.
Hugs, Maureen

P.S. The weekly Wednesday post on the 22nd., we will be showcasing an addition to our super popular March "Peacock Paisley" release consisting of dies to cut the feather and Peacock stamps so you won't want to miss it!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Heartfelt Happy 4th of July

Hi Bloggers. Hope you're all looking forward to a three or four day holiday!  Don't you just love the way we celebrate our country's Independence?  Red, white, & blue, fireworks, cookouts, to me it's the best time ever!!
My card today reflects this day coming up on Friday. I used the Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy collection for my card, with a touch of  the butterflies found in the Butterfly Medley release, with letters from the Once Upon A Time paper pad.
I hope you have a great time this coming weekend, no matter what you're doing.
You can find complete directions for my card along with some awesome examples or inspiration from my teammates on the Heartfelt Creations Blog.
thanks for joing me today and come back again.
Hugs, Maureen