Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Happy Holidays!

Hi bloggers. I hope you all had a glorious Christmas. Mine was quiet, but really nice and I got lovely gifts too! Don't you just love presents? Funny how Christmas turns us into children for a few fleeting moments....... I love it!
I've made a clean and simple card for today's post using the Woodsy Wonderland Collection showing just how versatile Heartfelt Creations can be. I turned this 6" X 6" card from panel into a holiday card without much effort at all. I added the shaker element to make it seem more festive. I hope you enjoy it and are inspired by my creation.

You can find complete instructions for this card and mega amounts of inspiration over at the HC Blog so be sure to stop in. Thanks for stopping in today.

Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Woodsy Wonderland from Heartfelt

Hello bloggers, sorry I missed the release date for Woodsy Wonderland from Heartfelt Creations. I was without internet service for five days! What a pain.
 If any of you watched the Create and Craft release on television, the paper pad alone sold out in less than an hour! I was lucky enough to have two projects featured on the show, and I must say they looked pretty good on T.V. !!!!
Here's a few words our sweet Tracey has put together for your reading pleasure. If this doesn't put you in a "back to nature" mood nothing will.

Take an adventure on the path less traveled and lose yourself in an enchanting woodsy wonderland filled with magnificent wildlife, beautiful scenic expanses and delicate field flowers.
Heartfelt Creations invites you to explore the new Woodsy Wonderland Collection. Step softly as to not spook the peaceful inhabitants or trample the native wildflowers as you set about exploring your surroundings.  Immerse yourself in a stunning paper collection showcasing a beautiful outdoor themed color palette of rushing river blues, orange and yellow sunset hues, grass like greens accented with the softest wildflower whites, deep purples, and posy pinks, pulled together and grounded with dark tree bark browns, sky blues and moss like greens.  Discover charming cottages, babbling brooks, and grassy fields boasting home to majestic deer, chattering squirrels, prancing skunks and frolicking foxes.  Bold stripes and crosshatch patterns will remind you of trampled wildlife trails, creating eye catching backgrounds for the tiny woodland creatures depicted on the varying sizes of pre-made card panels or within the three extremely detailed and realistic forest themed cling stamp sets which provide the ideal elements for creating your very own woodsy wonderland on your next paper crafting project.  Pair with the coordinating dies to create dimensional forest scenes laden with fallen tree stumps, grassy knolls, darting rabbits, scampering raccoons, decorative butterflies and song filled birds all at play in majestically treed forests!  So, breathe deeply, exhale and allow the beauty of our enchanting woodlands to bring a sense of wonder, calm and peace to your soul as you craft your cares and worries away in the tranquility of our Woodsy Wonderland Collection. 

I created my card today using one of the Black Friday foldout bases and some of the new verses that were also released on that day. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it! Beware this post is picture heavy.

Here's a collage of the critters, there are more of them in this collection. These are just the ones I used in my card.

Thanks for joining me today and be sure to check out the HC Blog for bunches of inspiration.

Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Pampered Pooch Ornanment

Hi bloggers. All ready for Christmas? I'm done shopping, but that is about it. It's 18 days until the big day and I have yet to put up a tree. I wonder where the time goes? This coming weekend will be my decorating marathon!
My project today is inspired by my sweet little Pixie's dreams. I watch her dream and her little feet are scrambling like crazy, a quiet woof, woof, and I am sure in her slumber she catches the rabbit!
i was thinking if she could tell me what she wanted for Christmas it may look something like this. Not a vision of sugarplums anywhere in sight, but a tree hung ever so full of delicious doggie bones and plenty of friends to play with! 
I hope you enjoy my ornament today, I think it's just too stinkin' cute"

Here's a close-up of the smiling face of Pixie's dreamy friend!

Be sure to stop in at the Heartfelt Creations Blog and check out all the beautiful inspiration this week.

Thanks for stopping in.
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Heartfelt Pampered Pooch Inspiration

Hi bloggers. Everyone have a great Thanksgiving? I hope you all came out to the Heartfelt Creations blog hop and saw Emma Lou's Black Friday live feed. The winner of the drawing is being announced this morning in the HC Blog. The winner was drawn from Angelica's blog and her name is 

Now on to my card. I have used one of the 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" fold out cards that we released on Black Friday & some of the gorgeous dies that go with them. I'm telling you they are fun to put together! Try it, I bet you'll like it!

Now head on over the the HC Blog and check out all my teammates have in store for you!

Thanks for stopping in.
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Black Friday Release Blog Hop

Hello bloggers. Are you ready for Thanksgiving Day tomorrow? I can smell the turkey cooking already!
We are having a Blog Hop here at Heartfelt Creations with a wonderful prize for our Black Friday special release.  The hop will run from  today (23rd) until Monday 11-28. The winner will be announced on Wednesday the 30th on the HC Blog and our Facebook page.
Just a sneak peek from all of us on the Design Team, and the real fun is on Friday. Emma Lou will do a live feed with instructions for the new goodies and lots of fun too!

Want to take some guess as to what it is?

If you have come here from Glenda's blog then you are on the right track. If you want to start at the beginning go back to Candy's blog. You must comment on each blog post to qualify for the prize being given away. I have a list with links to the other blogs listed in order.

Candy Slabaugh - 
Anita Kejriwal - 
Amarilys Doria - 
Debbie Seyer - 
Joann Jamieson-Larkin -
Glenda Brooks -
Maureen K Russell (ME) -
 Susan Smit - http://sussipoppins.blogspot.com 
Karan Gerber -
Marie Gamber -
 Olga Jewell-
Angelica Turner - 
Tracy McLennon - 
Marisa Job - 
Rajni Chawla - 
Martine Smith -
Tracey Fehr - 
Alicia Barry - 
Kathy Roney - 
Sandy Hulsart - 
Liz Walker - 
Lori Williams -

Make sure to visit each blog and give the girls some love and maybe, just maybe, you could be the winner!!
Thanks so much for stopping in.
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Heartfelt "I wuff you"

Hello bloggers! I have a card today featuring more of the Pampered Pooch Collection from
 Heartfelt Creations. This is such a cute release. I am a dog lover, well all animals really, so I believe I will get tons of enjoyment from this one! here's my card and I hope you enjoy it.

You can find complete instructions on the HC Blog this week, along with so many pretty inspirations from my teammates you don't want to miss it!
Next week we have a surprise planned for you, so be sure and stay tuned.

See you then,
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Pampered Pooch Release Day!

First and foremost, I need to apologize for opening my blog post late today. I worked the election polls yesterday, 15 1/2 hours, oh what a long day! Anyway I was so tired last night I forgot to post, oh I think I'm in a pickle now honeys!!! Now on to the business at hand.
For all you dog lovers out there, myself included, this is the Heartfelt Creations Release for you. It's called Pampered Pooch and you're gonna love it! A few weeks back HC released an addition to the Flip Fold line named "E" and "F" and I decide to use the Pocket and Flipfold Inserts E-Kraft and create a mini scrapbook of my beloved little Pixie, who turned 8 years old on Oct. 8th. Without my spoiled little girl I think there might be some lonely days for me. But I have that happy little face to great me each and every morning and when I return from being out and about I know she will be there to greet me with her " Oh I missed you so much" little dance! 
Front cover, outside.

Inside front cover.

Open to the waterfall flip page, there are four in this insert, and I have a picture for each as You would flip them open. Perfect for a small album, for a unique greeting card.

1 st.
2 nd.
3 rd.
Last page.

I hope you enjoyed my project and a glimpse of my fur baby. : )
You can find complete instructions for this on the HC Blog along with all the clever ideas for this collection from my teammates.

Thanks for stopping in.
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Heartfelt With Love as You Recover

Hello bloggers. What a gorgeous day it wad here in the north west. have you ever wondered why Wisconsin is called "north west"? Maybe because it is north and west of the great lakes? I'll have to do some research on that one! today is the last Heartfelt Creations post using the Blushing Rose Collection. This stamp is called Rose Stem, and it contains the large and small bud stamp so I turned it into a bouquet. I hope you enjoy it. Remember you can find complete instructions on how I achieved this on the HC Blog.

I remember when I worked at the flower shop and we would get in these roses, called 'Sterling Silver" and I still remember the scent of them. I was the best of all the rose I think, umm heavenly!

Thanks for stopping in today and stay tuned for next weeks new release!

Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

A Heartfelt Creation with Creative Embellishments

H bloggers! Hope you are having a great week so far. Things here in the mid-west are winding down. The days are shorter and the nights are a bit colder as we inch closer to the dreaded "W" word. Oh I am so NOT ready for it, and I mean that literally! I am hanging on to fall as long as I can. My project today, made with Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose and Blushing Rose collections is rich in fall colors and I have added these great embellishments from Creative Embellishments! I used the chipboard word and wooden fall leaves for my project. You can head over to their blog to some beautiful layouts , card, and altered projects. I think they have one of the very best collections of chipboard and wood laser cut embellishments I have ever seen. The intricate detail in the pieces is spectacular!! The prices are great as well, oh and I almost forgot, they are having a Design Team Call right now which closes on Nov. 14th. Check it out girls and guys. I say, jump right in and get you feet wet! Enjoy!

Remember to head over to the Heartfelt Creations Blog for complete instructions for my window, and check out all the lovely pieces accented with this great companies pieces.
Thanks for stopping in today.
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Heartfelt Clean and Simple

Hello bloggers. I am trying my hand at clean and simple this week. I have never been very good at it, but every now and again I give it a try. I thought the Blushing Rose Collection image called 
Blushing Rose Swirls was so pretty I didn't want to take away from it.  I colored it with the Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, what a zinger of a name, huh! They are wonderful to work with and there are quite a few tutorials out there for them. I am loving them so far! I stamped the image with Versamark and used white embossing powder. Something new for me with water coloring and I think the look is fantastic.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and you can find complete instructions on the
 Heartfelt Creations Blog, along with tons of inspiration from my teammates.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Blushing Rose Release

Hello bloggers, how are you today? This release is an addition to last months Classic Rose and it is called Blushing Rose Collection from Heartfelt Creations of course! I love this one and once again our monthly author divine, Tracey, has written an exquisite description for this one. I truly think this girl should write a book or at least some poetry. Every month her words thrill us all. Aren't we lucky?

Imagine a pristinely decorated, old fashioned parlor filled with charming antiques, vintage wallpaper and the finest assembling of handsome rose patterned china offering up delectable treats and deliciously fragrant tea!  Amidst the refreshments, and scattered throughout the quarters you are drawn to lavish rose bouquets in every color imaginable, plucked from the pristine rose garden just outside the elegantly draped garden doors. As you glance around it is clear that this exquisite sitting room has been adorned for a very special occasion!  Heartfelt Creations invites you to sit, relax and indulge as they unveil the new Blushing Rose Collection!  Soft in hues and striking in patterns, this newest rose themed release will have you reminiscing of old fine bone china, lace tablecloths, and elegantly wallpapered sitting rooms.  Delicate images of swirling roses, fluttering butterflies and vintage scripted postcards nestled among old fashioned wallpaper like stripes, beautiful brocades and decorative lace accents have been gently set against calming tones of pale yellows, mixed blends of greenish blues, and soft lilacs.  The delicate, illustrations of rose clusters and single stemmed roses found within the cling stamp sets will bring back memories of the ravishing patterns on Grandma’s finest tableware that were kept behind glass and only made an appearance for the grandest of occasions.  Paired together with the coordinating stamps, the ornate dies in this collection will allow you to create enamoring rose motif die cuts perfect for all of your paper crafting needs.  A large focal background stamp, along with a full assembling of all occasion sentiments are the perfect window dressings to complete your soft and romantic vintage style rose themed creations. We invite you to enjoy the finest in paper crafting as we present the Blushing Rose Collection!

So here you go, my inspiration gathered from this bounty of gorgeous stamps and dies. Enjoy!

Here's a close-up of this wonderful image, oooh, ahhhhh, sigh.......

Thanks for joining me today and remember to fly on over to the HC Blog for all the rosy goodness and complete instructions for each and every project.

Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Heartfelt Happy Anniversary

Hello bloggers! Hope you're off to a great start today. It's been so beautiful here the past few days I can hardly believe it's fall. I am hoping this isn't what they call "Indian Summer", way too early for that. Whatever it is I'll take it! I used the Chameleon markers for this image, love the violet colors. Anything that is even closely related to purple sets my heart all aflutter! I hope you enjoy my creation for today, made with the Classic Rose Collection from Heartfelt Creations.

Thanks for stopping in today and remember you can find complete instructions for my cards, plus a lots of my teammates wonderful work on the HC Blog.
Come back soon
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday Roses

Hi bloggers. Well now that fall is officially here and the dredded"W" word is around the corner, I needed to mark something bright and cheerful. This Classic Rose collection from Heartfelt Creations is certainly the way to cheer myself up! I adore the color range in this paper pad this month, it has something for everyone. I chose to color my roses this time with the Chameleon markers I was gifted and went with pretty peach tones. Still in the fall color family, but not quite the full blown maple and oak leaves, acorns, cranberries, pumpkins, squash, etc. I love all those things, don't get me wrong, just can't wrap my head around the fact that summer is over (sad face). I hope you enjoy my card today, no fall and all! Oh yeah, I forgot, I threw a butterfly in there for good measure.

You can find complete instructions for this card on the HC Blog and lots of wonderful inspiration from my teammates, so be sure to check them out.

Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Heartfelt Wednesday Inspiration

Hello bloggers. I have another sample from the Classic Rose Collection from Heartfelt Creations.
This time I've gone with traditional red roses. My Mother loves roses and had gorgeous ones in California, but never to get them to grow beautifully after moving to Wisconsin. Bless her heart, she never gave up. So I am hoping she can see the ones I make from paper in her honor. I hope you enjoy my rose inspiration for you today.

Make sure to stop over to the Heartfelt Creations Blog today for a ton more projects to inspire you.

Thanks so much for stopping in today.
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose Release

Hello bloggers. Guess what day it is?..................RELEASE DAY!
I'm mean who doesn't love a rose! These are a new and improved version of the vintage rose of a few years back with tons more petals and super ease of die cutting. Announcing the
 Classic Rose Collection from Heartfelt Creations.
Beautiful in color, exquisite in fragrance, and ever so dignified, the rose is one of the most coveted flowers found in chic bouquets, or carefully tended flower gardens.  Breathtaking in bud form, as a blossom gently opening, or in full bloom, it is a flower that calls attention to itself and beckons you to pause and quietly reflect upon its elegance.  Heartfelt Creations invites you to stop, fall quiet and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the new Classic Rose Collection!  Filled with delicate illustrations of roses ranging from buds, to full blossoms, rose wreaths and flower filled vines, the three cling stamp sets and coordinating dies included in this assembling will have you building gorgeous rose gardens filled with varying sizes of dimensional flowers as realistic as those found in nature themselves.  The captivating decorative paper collection will whisk you away to perfectly manicured rose filled grounds, serene meadows where brooks babble and wild roses hold their heads high, and alluring views from charming old world buildings clad in weathered brick and vining florals.  The handsome color palette of regal purples, deep brick like reds, rich corals and leafy greens filled with delicate swirls, stunning brickwork and floral patterns, along with tender handwritten script are among just a few of the magnificent elements found within this graceful paper assembling. So join us as we slow down, enjoy the view and take some time to linger and smell the roses.   

Our resident descriptive writer extradonaire, Tracey, has gone and given you a little trip to paradise with her words, oh how I love that girl!!
I have a bit of a change-up with my coloring. This month I will be featuring Chameleon markers for all my colored images. We are having a cross promotion this month and I was one of those who were gifted a set to try. Just love presents! Let me know what you think of my yellow roses colored with these markers.

Here's a close-up of the rose stamp, it's sooooo pretty!

Thanks for joining me today for this extraordinary release. Make sure to stop in at the HC Blog for lots of pretty Inspiration.

Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Heartfelt Christmas Tag

Hi bloggers, did you all have a great long weekend? I was canning Salsa! Absolutely nothing like homemade, yummy. Today I have a tag for you that uses the Snow Kissed Collection from
 Heartfelt Creations, but I tweaked it a little to look vintage. I taught a Copic class some time ago that had three different ways to color snow, blue gray, & vintage, which is what I colored this little guy. I made a wreath from the little branch that comes in the Gift Box and Mini Snowflakes Die. I thought it sort of reminded me of Mistletoe. I used one of the Creative Embellishments chipboard words to add to the center of it, after coating it with Gesso & then some Distressed rock candy glitter.
I hope you enjoy my tag & you can get the complete instructions on the HC Blog.

Here's a close-up of the wreath, love it!

Thanks for stopping by today and come back next week for our new release!

Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Heartfelt Wednesday Inspiration

Hello bloggers! Hope this day finds you well and happy. I've dipped my hands in to the world of clean and simple, or better yet, my version of it. Actually this was made out of necessity more than any thing else. I was so busy working on a secret project that I forgot to make something to post for today..........bad me! Once again I can't say enough about Heartfelt Creations paper collections. If you need a card in a hurry, all you have to do is pluck a scene from the pre-colored images of the paper pad, cut, glue, embellish a little, and you are in business my friend. I hope you enjoy my card today I just love how it turned out and hope you do too.

Be sure to stop in at the HC Blog and check out all the wonderful bits of inspiration from my teammates.

Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Heartfelt CreationsTreat Box Inspiration

Hello bloggers. I have a cute little treat box for you today Featuring Heartfelt Creations 
Treat Box Die along with the pretty new large snowflake & one of the trees in this Snow Kissed Collection. I have decided they would be so cute to set at each guests place at the holiday table, maybe filled with after dinner mints & they would have a keepsake to take home!

Here's a closeup of the Poinsettia I added to the handle of my little treat box.

You can find complete instructions for my project and tons more inspiration over at the HC Blog so be sure to take a peek! 

Thanks for stopping by today.
Hugs. Maureen

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wintery Inspiration from Heartfelt Creations

Hi bloggers. Seems almost hateful to think about winter coming, but it always does, like it or not. But if I must think about winter then I guess I rather be working on a Heartfelt Creations project more than anything else! My card today is another part of this wonderful mix of images from the
 Snow Kissed Collection. I mean who doesn't love a sleigh ride, right? And the trees........well I think they are to absolutely die for!  So enjoy my card for today, and maybe along the way you'll stir up a little wintery inspiration for yourself.

Here's a close-up of the sweet little scene I placed on the inside of my card and used the snowflake for a cut out to give my card that diorama feel.

Thanks for stopping in to visit with me for a while today and come back again. You can find complete instructions for my card and so much more at the Heartfelt Creations Blog.

Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Heartfelt Snow Kissed Release Day!

Hello bloggers! It's time for more Christmas magic from Heartfelt Creations. This release is called Snow Kissed and it is!  Our sweet Tracey has written a description that has captured this collection expertly!

Bring out the softer side of old man winter in all of your projects with the new “Snow Kissed” Collection by Heartfelt Creations.  An exquisite blending of classic winter scenes depicting gentle snowfalls, candle lit windows, countryside sleigh rides mixed with a sprinkling of fun filled images of frosty snowmen delivers the perfect compilation of winter themed imagery for all of your holiday and chilly season creations.  This newest collection features three cling stamp sets revealing illustrations of towering pine trees and frosty snowmen ideal for creating spectacular winter scenes, a large gift tag perfect for adding that special handmade touch to all of your beautifully wrapped gifts, as well as a wide variety of snowflakes which when paired with the coordinating dies will allow you to build one of a kind dimensional flakes as realistic and individual as those in a gentle snowfall.  The charming paper collection showcases beautiful hues of cozy blues and rich pine greens accented with deep burgundies creating exquisite backdrops to showcase patterns of elegant snowflakes, windswept swirls, playful polka dots and beautiful brocades resembling those found on a cozy handmade quilt.  And, this unique collection brings with it a special surprise…a small gift box die ready to be cut, assembled and embellished, making packaging smaller gifts quick and easy during the busiest time of the year!  So, grab your quilt, cozy on up in your craft room and join us as we bring just a kiss of snow to your craft table….we promise no shoveling required!

My card today is a clean and simple card, but still showcases the sweet Frosty Snowman who is just one of the two in this stamp set. My card base is vellum and looks just like the winter sky for a background. Enjoy!
Remember, you can find complete instructions for my card at the HC Blog along with all the Christmasy goodness from my teammates!

Thanks for stopping by today.
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Dramatic Inspiration from Heartfelt Creations

Hi bloggers, how's your summer going? Mine is flashing before my eyes, yikes!  Most people today try to avoid  all the drama that can happen at a moments notice, but...... I decided to embrace it, in a different way! I love the dramatic look of black, white and gold. So classy and elegant in my opinion. Absolutely LOVE it! This was created from the Festive Gate stamp & matching die from the Celebrate the Season Collection at Heartfelt Creations. I hope you enjoy my little creation today as much as I do.

You can find complete printable instructions for this card and much more inspiration from my teammates over on the Heart Creations Blog!

Thanks for stopping by today.
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Heartfelt Christmas Inspiration Wednesday

Hi bloggers! Hope your having a great day so far. Our weather here in the Mid-West has been really hot, but I love it. All too soon the dreaded "W" word will be here and then every thing pretty much goes into hibernation, including me! I have a card for you today using the Celebrate the Season collection from Heartfelt Creations. I've used the paper and presents from it, and added some Poinsettias from last years release, Sparkling Poinsettia. I used a verse from the page of verses in the paper pad for the inside of my card, but added a cut-out with acetate so it shows through to the front.
I hope you enjoy it.

Remember you can find complete printable instructions for this card and all my teammates beautiful work over on the HC Blog.

Thanks for stopping in today and I hope you have time to do some happy holiday crafting!
Hugs, Maureen