Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Saying So Long to Heartfelt

For those of you who don't know, I am stepping down from the Heartfelt Creations Design Team. I have loved every minute of my position, but I am at a time in my life where I need to make changes in it. I am getting older now and this big old house is way too much for me to keep up with. The maintenance, yard work, wood heat, just to name a few things, can at times be overwhelming. I am going to be getting my house ready to go on the market so I can downsize to something more manageable. I feel with all this looming I just wouldn't be able to give my HC designs the justice they deserve. So for now it is a sad so long.  I may not be very active on my blog for a while so I am going to apologize for it now. 
Maybe, after all this hoopla of house selling, packing, moving and so on, I may be able to re-apply to the design team in the future. So to make a long story short.......You've not seen the last of me!

I am showing my last two projects for Heartfelt today. A pop-up card and a 5" X 7" Flamingo card. Love those birds. Did you know they are born white? The turn that gorgeous peachy rose color because the iodine in the shrimp they love to eat reacts with their feathers to turn them that wonderful color. Too bad shrimp doesn't do that for us humans, self tanning products would no longer be needed!

The complete instructions for this project can be found HERE.

Now for these graceful Flamingos.

Here's a close-up of this lovely bird.

Thank you all for your faithful following of my blog. I hope to be back here soon, but only time will tell.

Much love and gratitude,

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Aloha from Heartfelt Creations

Hi bloggers, here is another project from the newest release from Heartfelt Creations
The Tropical Paradise collection is one of my favorites this year. the birds are just stunning and this Zentanglesk (?) Toucan is a dream! I tried to use the colors of a true Toucan & work them into all the intricate swirls and lines of this stamp. I LOVE how he looks. I hope you do too!

Here's a close-up of this delightful happy bird!

Thanks for joining me today and be sure to head on over to the HC Blog for complete instructions on this project & tons of tropical inspiration from my teammates.

Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Heartfelt Creations Tropical Paradise Release

Hello bloggers. Guess what day it is? It's Release day!! Heartfelt Creations new Tropical Paradise is fabulous! Here for your reading pleasure is a description written by our sweet Tracey, who always does such a great job.

Escape to an exotic paradise where the air is warm, lush rainforests are filled with the calls of outlandish birds of paradise, and the day begins and ends with the most spectacular array of colors!  Heartfelt Creations invites you to slip away to utopia with the new Tropical Paradise Collection!  Filled with bright and vibrant colors, the exquisitely designed paper collection will transport you to a tropical island with its fiery sunset reds, dazzling sunny yellows, deep ocean blues and rich leafy greens!  Discover the unique and breathtaking birds that call this exotic place home, from toucans to parrots, flamingos and cockatoos which have all been beautifully illustrated and assembled into three dynamic cling stamp sets and coordinating dies!  Further your equatorial escape with realistically shaped plumeria flowers most commonly known for their inclusion in traditional Hawaiian leis boasting blossoms in pinks, whites, reds and yellows amid their large, leafy foliage.  Join us as we walk the warm, sandy beaches and the glistening ocean laps at the shoreline and help us bid a warm Aloha to the new Tropical Paradise Collection! 

I have created a Lei for my opening project for this collection. I hope you enjoy it.

For complete instructions for this project and many other beautiful pieces of inspiration from my teammates head on over to the HC Blog.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Monkey is having a special day!

Hi bloggers, how's your day going so far? This guy looks like he's having a great one, don't you think? This is the last week of all these monkey shines before our new release next week. I hope you can relax a little bit today, just like this fella right here. In a perfect world we would all have days like this!  Heartfelt Creations Monkeying Around Collection is loads of animated fun!

Be sure to stop over to see the mixed collection of inspiration from my teammates on the HC Blog today, we've got something for everyone!
Thanks for stopping by today.
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Monkeys to enjoy and cheer you

Two little monkeys sittin' in ah tree................... wasn't there a song like that? Well maybe not monkeys, but it just came to mind, LOL Here's my card for this week using the 
Monkeying Around Collection from Heartfelt Creations. The palm trees are my favorite from this collection and I think I may have used them a bit too much but the the hay! I hope you enjoy my little creation for today.

Make sure you stop by the HC Blog today and check out all the fantastic projects from my teammates.
Thanks for stopping by,
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Monkeys on an Adventure of a Lifetime!

Hello bloggers. I have an altered project today in honor of our dear creative director, Emma Lou and her husband Richard. They have just returned from a trip to New Zealand and if I am not mistaken Australia as well.  A little business trip with some fun on the side! I thought his picture frame was a cute way to show off the Heartfelt Creations Monkeying Around collection, as the trip as Emma Lou showed us on her "live" video stream on Facebook looked tropical to me. Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping in today and be sure to head on over to the HC Blog for all the wonderful creations from my teammates.

Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Monkeys are Sending Love Your Way

Hello bloggers. Some cute little critters are sending plenty of love your way today. the are not Monkeying Around with it either!! I've created another card from the newest release from 
Heartfelt Creations. I hope you enjoy you enjoy these little guys that are bring love and laughter your way today.

Here's a close up of the monkeys.

You can find complete instructions for my card over on the HC Blog and plenty more of these little guys antics crated by my teammates. Thanks for stopping by today.

Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Release Day Wednesday!

Hello bloggers today is the release of the Monkeying Around Collection from Heartfelt Creations!
Here's some spectacular wordage from our sweet Tracey, description guru of the Heartfelt world!

Are you ready for an adventure?  Grab your water bottle, sunscreen, and safari hat and join us as we explore exotic jungles taking in the lively and entertaining antics of the new Monkeying Around Collection by Heartfelt Creations!  Filled with amusing illustrations of ever so charming monkeys, this newest collection is sure to have you “going bananas” with excitement!  Four entertaining cling stamp sets supply you with an assortment of fun filled, mix and match monkey images to create just the right amount of monkey mayhem for any of your paper crafting project needs, while various sized palm tree fronds, floral accents, bananas, coconuts along with lush palm tree die cuts add a dimensional tropical feeling to your projects with ease!  Trek through a paper collection filled with deep jungle greens, sunlit yellows and ocean like blues, accented with balmy breeze teals, pretty floral pinks and a hint of sunset reds creating just the right tropical color palette to showcase these adorable apes on cards, scrapbook layouts or altered art pieces.  So, come along with us as we join in with the monkey chatter, swing from vine to vine and take part in the shenanigans of the new Monkeying Around Collection! 
My card today is interactive with the sassy monkey face that can scoot around the circle whenever you wish!

Here's a close-up of the slider.

I hope you have enjoyed my card today, and please hop over to the HC Blog for tons of really cute ideas from my terrific teammates, plus complete instructions for my project and all the others posted there!
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

He Lives! Flowering Dogwood

Hello bloggers. This is our last week of showcasing this collection the Flowering Dogwood from Heartfelt Creations. I think I will get a lot of use from this release, as I can see wedding cards using the doves, sympathy using the crosses, and of course, Easter is coming up sooner than we think. My card today is clean and simple, for me anyway. I think the soft pastel color speak volumes and don't need a lot of fuss. I hope you enjoy it.

Remember you can find complete instructions for this card and lots of beautifully made projects over on the Heartfelt Creations Blog, so be sure to stop in and check them out. 
Thanks for stopping in.
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Dogwood Altered Cheese Box

Hello bloggers.  I am running a little late today. Not sure what happened, but I'm here now, LOL
Sounded like  pretty good excuse to me! I have a small altered cheese box today, of the Laughing Cow variety. The box is decorated with papers and flowers from the Flowering Dogwood Collection, Heartfelt Creations latest release. These flowers are so pretty and easy to assemble. I would recommend them to a novice with no hesitation. I hope you enjoy my little trinket box today.

You can find instructions for this project at the HC Blog today, with tons more inspiration from my teammates, so head on over! Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Thank You Dogwood Foldout

Hello bloggers. I have a foldout card for you today featuring the Flowering Dogwood Collection which debuted last week. This collection is so beautiful and the flowers are a dream to make! I think the foldout cards that Heartfelt Creations are fabulous to work with. The collection of border dies that coordinate with them can really make your projects look professional. I LOVE working with them. So here is my pretty for today, I hope you enjoy it.

Showing sentiments within card and "Thank You" border die-cut.

Partially closed.

Close-up of dogwood and using dove tails as flourishes.

Thanks for stopping in today, and be sure to check out the HC Blog for drop dead gorgeous inspiration from my teammates.

Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Flowering Dogwood Release

Hello there bloggers. I am delighted to show you this new release today, Flowering Dogwood, it is stunning! I will use this collection for many occasions, Easter, sympathy, baptism, conformation, the possibilities are endless. Our sweet author Tracey has written up the most beautiful description for you all to enjoy!  

Heartfelt Creations invites you to usher in the spring season with the new Flowering Dogwood Collection!  Immerse yourself in this newest springtime assembling of designer papers, divinely detailed cling stamps and coordinating dies steeped with beautiful meanings and symbolism perfect for the Easter Season!  The dogwood tree is surrounded by a mesmerizing legend within the Christian faith…once the size of a mighty oak tree it was chosen to be used to construct the cross on which Jesus was to be crucified.  The tree became unhappy with its purpose and would never again grow large enough to ever build another cross.  Its branches would become narrow and crooked and no longer suitable for construction.  The delicate dogwood flower itself is a wonderful symbol of the Easter season…four petals that resemble the shape of a cross, the center laid as a crown of thorns, at the tip of each petal an indent resembling nail punctures, and a reddish hue around those indents resembling the blood of Jesus.  Soft and pastel in coloring, this newest paper collection reveals beautiful springtime shades of pinks, peaches, and greens which set stunning backdrops for scripted lettering and graceful swirls, while darker hints of blues and blacks bring out the gorgeous detail and coloring of the showy dogwood
florals.  Bountiful blossom filled branches, peaceful white doves and hillside chapels are just a few of the beautiful illustrations found within the cling stamp sets!  Assemble the perfect dimensional dogwood flower using the varying sized petals within the Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamps Set and die cut using the coordinating dies.  The ideal collection to send out springtime and Easter wishes to friends and family!

I hope you enjoy my card today it was such wonderful release to work with. I chose to create an Easter card, as it's will be here before we know it.

Here's a close-up of my pretty vellum Dogwood flowers.

Don't forget to stop over to the Heartfelt Creations Blog and see all the gorgeous work my teammates have created.

Thanks for stopping by,
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Wildwood Cottage Wednesday

Hi bloggers. Hope your day is a great one. I have clinic appointments today, so mine will be stressful at minimum. I hate going to the Dr. but I'm sure I'm not alone there!
 This is the last week of showcasing the Wildwood Cottage Collection from Heartfelt Creations. Nest week will be the release of the Flowering Dogwood, I can hardly wait!
My card today uses one of the 6" X 6" card front panels in the paper collection, and lots of the pretty little flowers that come in this release. I hope you enjoy it.

Thanks for stopping in today and be sure to check out all the goodies over at the HC Blog.

Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Wildwood Wednesday from Heartfelt Creations

Hi bloggers, how are we doing today? Did any of you get to see the live broadcasts from CHA on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook page? They were really fun to watch and a sneak peek of the new collection for February & new daubers coming soon.  I believe they are still up on the page so you can still watch them. I have a tag to share with you today, featuring the Wildwood Cottage Collection. I purchased the trim from Create and Craft and now I'm kicking myself for not ordering more of it. Well I guess you live and learn. LOL

 Thanks for stopping in today and head on over to the HC Blog for complete instructions for this tag and lots of other beautiful works of art from my teammates.

Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wildwood Tea Light Cottage

Hey bloggers, how are all of you out there? Doing great I hope. I'm glad you stopped in today so I can share my little Tea Light Cottage with you.  This release from Heartfelt Creations called 
Wildwood Cottage is so sweet and whimsical. It made me think of all the little girls out there who have doll houses . So I decided to make a "big girl" doll house with a tealight inside. I hope you enjoy my project for today.

Here's a side view so you can see the roof & side windows to let the light shine through.

Thanks for stopping in, and be sure to go to HC's Blog and check out all the cutey pie things from my teammates.
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wildwood Cottage Release from Heartfelt Creations

Come away with us and discover the whimsical world of Wildwood Cottage, the newest collection by Heartfelt Creations.  Unleash your imagination and explore magical gardens filled with light and airy florals, chirping birds, fluttering butterflies and of course the playful and enchanting sprites that call these gardens home.  Create your very own captivating fairy garden with this extraordinary collection featuring four beautifully illustrated cling stamp sets and coordinating dies!  Fill your fanciful garden scenes with playful fairies, dimensional garden accents, cheery florals and of course enchanting cottages for the spirited sprites to call home.  The softly hued paper collection is sprinkled with pretty garden shades resembling moss like greens, lilac lavenders, pansy purples and hydrangea blues accented with daisy like yellows, whites and petunia pinks!  Delicate chevrons, ornate floral swirls, along with dainty polka dots and eyelet lace like designs are just a few of the graceful finishes showcased among this decorative paper collection and have been incorporated into heartwarming full page cottage and garden scenes ideal for scrapbook layouts, as well as various sized premade card front panels ideal for quick and easy card bases!  The perfect collection to add a touch of sunshine, and bring smiles to the faces of friends and loved ones during those long winter days! 

I have used a foldout card for my project today. Cute little Fairies playing in the sun outside their sweet little cottage, that's on the back page. Wouldn't it be fun not to have a care in the world, just like these little darlings?  I hope you enjoy card today.

The next pictures give you a look at each page as the card unfolds.

You can find complete instructions for this card over on the HC Blog, and tons more cuteness from my super talented teammates.

Thanks for stopping by,

Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Mid-west Winter from Heartfelt Creations

Hello bloggers! Greetings from the frigid mid-west. My diorama today is how I wish winter could truly be, and that's just plain old wishful thinking. I did a project similar to this for the debut of the Woodsy Wonderland from Heartfelt Creations which appeared in the video for it's release and also on the Create and Craft television show. But of course I forgot to take a picture of it, and didn't write down the directions, therefore it never appeared on the HC Blog. Sooooo now I am posting a "make-up" project just in case someone wondered why they couldn't find it, or how to construct one.  This one is not exactly the same, but very similar. I hope you enjoy it.

Here's a close-up of the deer and trees.

You can find complete instructions for this project HERE on the Heartfelt Creations Blog, along with some extraordinary work from my teammates!

Thanks for stopping in today,
Hugs, Maureen