Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Happy Birthday Lilies

Hi bloggers, time to change up the color a bit. I've gone to the "sunset" colors for my card today. After all this collection from Heartfelt Creations is called "Sunrise Lily" so I thought I'd pay homage' to its name. We've had no sun whatsoever for the past few days and this card warms me up!

hre's a close-up of the pretty lilies and butterfly. Now if that doesn't warm you up, we're in big trouble!

Thanks for joing me today and be sure to hop on over to the Heartfelt Creations Blog and check out all the beauties on display this week.

Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Sunrise Lily Happy Birthday Steps

Hi bloggers. Time for a Heartfelt Creations Happy Birthday! This is an "I'm not sure what it is" project. It does fold flat, so I guess you could say it's a card, but today, in my world, it's steps.
I love how it turned out, but then anything you put this Sunrise Lily Collection on is stunning!

Here it is turned a bit to the side so you can see the steps.

Thanks for stopping in today & be sure to see my teammates wonderful projects over at the

Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Sunrise Lily Release Day!!!

Hi bloggers, guess what day it is?   RELEASE DAY!!
We've a dandy for you this month.........Sunrise Lily Collection, and it's as beautiful as it's name.

Rich and regal in appearance, along with a divine fragrant beauty and ornamental trumpet shaped blossom makes the lily flower a well known garden variety and a sure sign that spring has sprung.  Heartfelt Creations invites you to prepare to welcome the season of new beginnings, fresh starts and the bursting forth of nature with the new Sunrise Lily Collection. As the title of this assemblage suggests, it is filled with the romantic hues of a beautiful sunrise or sunset...glorious shades of pinks, oranges, and yellows  which also reflect the stunning color palette of the lily blossoms as they appear in the gardens themselves. Ravishing shades of greens, creams and whites bring a crispness and a breath of fresh air just as the spring season itself. Patterned papers reveal regal ornamental iron like scroll work, dainty lace elements and lovely vintage like floral details.  Beautiful imagery of lily filled vases, pretty flower adorned garden hats and luscious floral bouquets grace varying sized card panels, scrapbook layouts and embellishment tags, and are replicated in five sets of delicately detailed stamp illustrations.  The crowning glory to the collection itself is the dimensional lily flower that will add a touch of reality to each of your springtime creations.  So, chase away those winter blues brought on by old man winter, combat spring fever by filling your creative space with a touch of splendor as you begin creating with the Sunrise Lily Collection for the upcoming spring and Easter season. 

Here's a bit of Floral Designer trivia for you today, left over from my many years at that trade. The botanical name for this flower is 'Alstroemeria" or it is also known as a Peruvian Lily or Lily of the Incas, and some like to call it the Parrot Lily, how cute are those names? This sweet little lily is native to South America, but has been naturalized in six different countries including the United States. The symbolic meaning of this flower is wealth, prosperity, fortune and friendship. Oh and one last thing, this little honey has a vase life of two weeks or more, talk about more bang for your buck!  Now on to my two cards I have to share with you today!

This one is my "out of the box" sort of Valentines Day card, who says Valentines have to be red?

Now hop on over to the Heartfelt Creations Blog for complete instructions for my  cards and some stunning things from my teammates!

Thanks for letting me share the new Lilies with you today!

Hugs, Maureen

Friday, February 5, 2016

Heartfelt Creations DT Call

Hi bloggers. Heartfelt Creations is having a Design Team Call going on right now.
Part of the process involves them keeping a few of the current DT members. They use a voting system to help determine who shall stay and who shall go. I would very much like to stay on for another term. Soooooooo if you enjoy my work for Heartfelt please go to this link,  and vote for me! In order for the vote to be valid you must choose five names total, mine of course, LOL and four others. I would appreciate it so very much.
When you vote your name will be entered to win a $50.00 gift certificate!
The voting ends February 19th

Now for those of you who would like to apply to the DT call use this link for all the details. I must warn you ahead of time........THIS IS THE BEST COMPANY EVAH!!!!!!
If you want to become part of a family, get showered with praises and receive wonderful releases each and every month, then this is the place for you! You never know unless you try, so go for it!

Good luck to all of you who apply and don't forget to vote for me!

Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Sugar Hollow Inspiration at Heartfelt Creations

Hi bloggers! I have a little different project for you today. A tealight box., how cute is that? I've used a flameless tealight of course as I need to send this project in all in one piece!
I'm going to list the instructions today because I will be adding a couple pictures so as to make the assembly of this a little easier. The Heartfelt Creations Sugar Hollow paper collection and the
This post is quite long so grab yourself a cuppa and enjoy!

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:
HCDP1-262 Sugar Hollow Paper Collection
HCPC-3719 Sugar Hollow Tree
HCD1-785 Sugar Hollow Tree Die
HCD1-780 Ornate Borders and Pockets Die
HCPC-3651 Botanical Rose Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-758 Botanical Wings Die
HCPC-3545 Open Leaf Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-736 Classic Leaf Die
TSMP900 Memento Dye Ink Pad- Tuxedo Black
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Tools
359848 Spellbinders Tool 'N' One
241159 Dove Blender Kit
71049 ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad- Pumpkin Spice

Other Products: lavender Stickles, purple satin ribbon, white, lavender, & purple cardstock, thin chipboard, gold seed beads, light lavender rhinestone string, one flameless tealight, glue pop-dots, Sparkle Mod-Podge, VersaMagic Purple Hydrangea, Aloe Vera, Sahara Sand, Jumbo Java, Aegean Blue, & Charcoal inks, score board, die cutting machine of choice.

See this video for instructions on shaping the Botanical Roses-

Instructions: Start by cutting two pieces of neutral lavender from the paper pad, 8" X 8 1/2". On the 8 1/2" side, score at 4" & 8", leaving a 1/2" tab at the end. Flip the paper 90 degrees and score at 2". On the 1/2" tab end of each paper, snip the tab up from the bottom to the 2" score line and cut this away. Now make a 1/16" angled cut to the 2" score line on either end, and the 4" score line, forming a negative triangle. I will have photos of this step on my blog: Next using the ornate die of choice (there are three in the set) tape the die 3/4" down from the top, making sure it is centered & die cut. Continue this twice more down to just above the 2" score line. I will have photos of this step on my blog as well. Fold score lines at this point. Add a strip of glue along the 1/2" tab of one of the side pieces. Glue it in place to the plain side of the other side panel. Repeat this step to form your box shape. turn the 2" scored panels up and fold two opposites together, then fold the last two to overlap the first and glue in place. Cut four rhinestone strings 5 1/4" long and glue one on each outside edge of the die cut sides, making sure to start at the bottom so your box lid will have room to slide down over the box. Cut six rhinestone strings 3 3/4" long and glue one along the bottom of each die cut side of box and one in between each die cut as pictured. make four small bow and glue to center of the two middle rhinestone strings.
Make box lid by cutting a 5 1/2" square of dark purple from the paper pad. You will be scoring all four sides and here's the trick to get the box lid to fit. Line up the edge and make a small mark with a pencil at the top of the 3/4" mark, then move the paper to the outside edge about the width of a score line and then score. You may want to practice this on a scrap piece of paper until you get the hang of it. Now snip in to the score line on two opposite sides to form the tabs you will glue together to form the lid. Fold score lines and glue tabs. Now glue rhinestone string around the bottom edges of the lid. It takes approximately 16". with black ink stamp one set of flowers on lavender and two sets on purple cardstock, Cut with matching die. Shape flowers as per video, glue beads in centers. When dry coat each flower with Mod-Podge. With black ink stamp three sets of leaves onto light green paper from paper pad. Cut with matching dies. Shape leaves slightly. Cut  four to six thin strips (1/16") of this same paper and using the curler tip of the flower shaping tools, curl them tightly around the tip and then gently slide them off.
Stamp the owl tree on with cardstock using black ink. Color with the dove blender tool using the browns for the tree, purple for flowers, charcoal, green, lavender, pumpkin, & blue for the owls. Fold the base of the tree backward about 1 1/2" and tape the die hanging over the image about 1/8" inch over the edge. Cut this out. Add lavender stickles to the flowers on the tree. Now cut a thin chipboard tree using the same method as above. You may have to shim it to get it to cut all the way through. Glue the image to the chip board and now add glue to the folded tab and glue in place to the top of the box. With the lid on the box, arrange the flowers, leaves and curly tendrils to the lid & glue in place as pictured. I added a couple small flowers to the bottom left corner, & larger flowers to the back of the tree base to help keep it standing up straight. Place a flameless tea light to the inside of the box when the glue is dry enough to lift the lid. This will complete the tea light box.

Here's a couple pictures of the box base to sort of guide you along if you choose to try this.

I hope you've enjoyed my project today and the added pictures are helpful. For more fantastic inspiration head on over to the HC Blog!

Thanks for stopping by today.
Hugs, Maureen