Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday Inspirations Spring is in the air...

Hello my friends guess what today is; Heartfelt Creations Wednesday Inpsirations. Today I have a  lovely tag I made using precut stamps from the newly released Countryside Evening Collection and  several other Heartfelt Creations precut stamps and coordinating dies. One of the many things that I find so nice about Heartfelt Creations is that you can  mix and match any of the precut stamps and coordinating dies. There are endless combinations. There are no boundairies.


Heartfelt CreationsProducts Used and Products Carried by Heartfelt Creations:

HCPC 3512 Antique Lantern PreCut Set

HCPC 3514 Floral Fence PreCut Set

HCDPI 229 Countryside Evening Paper Collection

HCPC 3480 Brookside Manor PreCut Set

HCPC 3477 Bird Haven PreCut Set

HCD 723 Garden Romance Die

HCPC 3318 Daisy Patch Flowers PreCut Set

HCD 703 Daisy Patch Die

HCPC 3488 Decorative Metal Fixtures PreCut Set

HCD 725 Decorative Metal Fixtures Die

Grand Calibur

Art Institute Dries Clear Glue

Fancy Tags Two Spellbinders Die

A8 tag plus ½ inch

Other Products Used:

Card Stock – A8 Tags, CTMH Lilac Mist, Black, Countryside Evening Paper Collection

Ink:  Ranger- Jet Black Archival, Distress – Shaded Lilac, Distress Stain - Shaded Lilac, Weathered Wood, Bundled Sage, Perfect Pearls Mist - Forever Violet

SU Very Vanilla Seam Binding,  The Robin’s Nest  Dew Drops – Fr. Mowed Grass, Tear Drops – Midnight, Micro Beads, Colored Pencils, Gamsol,  SNS Black Ice Glitter, Jump Rings, Tape, Glue Dots, Dimensional Tape/Dots  

Directions:  Trace around A8 Manila tag on Lilac Mist adding ¼” on all sides, cut out. Trace around A8 Manila tag on Countryside Evening Designer Paper adding ½” on all, sides cut out. Stamp Floral Fence Post in Jet Black on bottom of Manila tag.  Color sky and fence post with Distress Stain. Stamp Floral Fence Post on another Manila tag, color with colored pencils and cut out.  Distress all edges of tags. Layer according to size. Using hole on Manila tag as guide punch hole through all layers.  Sponge Shaded Lilac distress on all edges.  On scraps of Manila paper with Jet Black ink stamp two posts, two bird houses, four birds, cut with coordinating dies. Cut Iron Scroll Decorative Metal from Black card stock.  With Shaded Lilac ink, stamp the smallest Daisy 14 times on Lilac Mist paper and cut with coordinating die. Shape flowers and stack two on top of each other add dew drop and micro beads to center. Color birds and birdhouse.  Add Black Ice glitter to roof of bird house. Attach black iron work to post. Attach post to right of tag. Attach birdhouse to iron work with jump rings. Layer cut out and colored fence post over stamped fence post on tag using dimensional tape. Attach flowers with glue dots and dew drops/tear drops with glue. On scrap of paper stamp fence post and color only the leaves then cut out leaves and place around flowers attaching with glue dots. Stamp sentiment on Lilac Mist. Cut a tag from Fancy Tags Two out of Countryside Evening Paper. Layer sentiment on tag attach with pop dots. Glue dew drops and teardrops to sentiment tag.   Dye a piece of Very Vanilla Ribbon with Shaded Lilac Distress Stain and Forever Violet Perfect Pearls Mist let dry then tie bow and attach to tag.

For more inspiration visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Heartfelt Wednesday Inspiration

Seven days have come and gone that fast.  Today I have another creation from  Heartfelt Creations newest collection Countryside Evening.  This is the Melodious Songbird  hear her sing the songs of spring.

  Here is a close up of the beautiful intricate corner die.

 Here is the beautiful Melodious Songbird.

 Notice the beautiful  Countryside Collection Paper. As I have said in the past if you have trouble visualizing then just  follow the design on the paper make it three dimensional.

 I am just following the design on the Countryside Evening Paper Collection.

You are the song in my heart

Heartfelt Creations Products Used and Products Carried by Heartfelt Creations:
HCPC 3511 Melodious Songbird PreCut Set
HCDPI 229 Countryside Evening Paper Collection
HCD 729 Decorative Blossom Corner Die
HCPC 3303 Posy Patch PreCut
HCD 717 Layered Scallop Posy
Grand Calibur
Art Institute Dries Clear Glue
PaperBlossoms Tool Kit
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Grand Circle Nestabilities
Standard Circles Small
Standard Circles Large

6 x 6 Card Base
Other Products Used:
Spellbinders – Grand Decorative Circles, Splendid Circles, Foliage Two
Card Stock – SU White, PTI Linen, 90lb water color paper
Ink: VersaMark, Ranger Distress –Shabby Shutters, Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold, Vintage Photo, Broken China, Shaded Lilac, Milled Lavender
Judikins - Rustique Patina Azure embossing powder, USArt Quest –Crystal Effects, Rhinestones, PTI – Fine Linen Saddle Stich Ribbon, Perfect Pearls Mist – Forever Green,  Glue Dots, Score Tape ¼”  
Make a 6 x 6 white card base. Cut a 5 7/8 x 5 7/8 linen. Cut a 5 ¾ x 5 ¾ from Countryside Evening DP (yellow with tiny blue grey five petal flowers).  Cut the largest corner die out of the upper right corner of the DP then layer on the linen paper. With VersaMark stamp the Melodious Songbird on water color paper, emboss with Rustique Patina Azure. Cut with the Smallest Grand Circles Die. Color Songbird, flowers and leaves using a water color brush and distress ink. Apply Crystal Effects to bird’s belly. Sponge the sky, sun and green around bird. Cut two of the smallest Grand Decorative Circles out of the DP. On one of the die cuts, cut the largest Standard Circles. Layer on card as shown. On a piece of water color paper stamp the smallest Posy 20 times with VersaMark ink and emboss with Rustique Patina Azure. Cut with coordinating dies. I use the Layered Scallop Posy die because there are eight of the smallest Posy die with the set.  Color the Posy with Shaded Lilac and Milled Lavender distress inks.  Shape the flowers and glue a rhinestone in the center. Glue a small rhinestone on the bird’s eye. From the linen paper cut Foliage Two leaves and spray with Perfect Pearls Mist.  Stamp sentiment on linen card stock with VersaMark and emboss with Rustique Patina Azure cut with circle die.  Cut a circle next size larger from water color paper. With Splendid Circles die cut DP one size larger then water color circle. Layer as shown. Tie ribbon and attach to top of largest circle.  Attach Posy and leaves following the pattern in the DP.

Please stop by the Heartfelt Creations Blog  for more inspiration.  You are the reason.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Heartfelt Creations..lets hear it for the boys......

Here is a card for the boys.  No glitter, no flowers, no butterfly's just rough burlap and a pick up truck with a little bit of chrome.  Heartfelt Creations newest collection Countryside Evening  includes the versatile HCPC 3515 Burlap Background . I can see this background ground stamp being used for a feminine  raw silk background or a natural linen background.  You have control of the outcome depending on what medium you use, chalk ink,  distress embossing  powder...................

Heartfelt Creations Products Used and Products Carried by Heartfelt Creations:
HCPC 3514 Floral Fence PreCut
HCPC 3515 Burlap Background PreCut
Country Evening Collection Paper Pack
HCPC 3482 Antique Truck PreCut
HCD 724 Classic Additions
Grand Calibur

6 x 6 card base
Other Products Used:
Spellbinders – Labels 22
White, Bravo Burgundy and Crumb Cake Card Stock
Ink: Jet Black Archival, VersaMark, SU Crumb Cake, Ranger Distress Chipped Sapphire
Viva Décor Silver Chrome Pearl Pen, SNS Copper Mountain Embossing Powder, 4 Eyelets, Burlap String, Pop Dots, Score Tape ¼”  
Fold a 6 x 6 card base from Bravo Burgundy Card Stock.  Cut a 5 ½ x 5 ½ square of Dark Blue from the Country Evening Paper Collection. Cut a 5 x 5 square of Crumb Cake. With VersaMark stamp the Burlap Background on the 5 x 5 Crumb Cake apply Copper Mountain EP, heat set. Sponge Chipped Sapphire ink around edges of the Burlap Background.  Tie Burlap sting around embossed Crumb Cake layer. Layer the Country Evening DP and Crumb Cake on top of the Bravo Burgundy card base.
Stamp Antique Truck with Jet Black ink on Bravo Burgundy and cut with coordinating die. Add your chrome work to truck with Viva Décor Chrome. Attach truck to card with pop dots.
On White Card Stock with Crumb Cake ink, stamp the Burlap Background. With Jet Black ink, stamp sentiment over Burlap Background. Cut out with Labels 22 die. Cut layer of Crumb Cake with Labels 22 die. Sponge Chipped Sapphire on Crumb Cake Layer. Attach layers add eyelets and tie with burlap string. Attach to card with pop dots.

Please stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog to see what  the spectacular  creations the design  team has put together to keep you inspired.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

To be Prillific... you can too with USArt Quest.

Hello my friends. It is Prill month over at USArt Quest. I was asked to create something  using Prills, Crystal Effects and  Artist Cement this was not a challenge for me. I have been having an affair with Prills for over a year now. We first  exchanged glances at a show in Birch Run, Michigan  November 2011 and I must say the Prills had me at "Hello!" I could not get enough of them. I had to have them all so that I could have them when I wanted them. I use them for texture, for flower centers, for bug bodies and yes for the most  beautiful frass (you need to be a gardener to know what that is).  And then there is Crystal Effects; my friend. The sparkle that even the anti-glitters approve of. It does not follow you through out your home it stays where you put it. Artist Cement well it is great for texture and building up. So with no further delay here is my creation.

My background is made using the Acrylic Distress Technique found at Split Coast Stampers. I used  USArt Quest beautiful  Perfect Pigment Acrylic Paints. Here  I used Cobalt Turquoise Hue with Titanium White added. It is just gorgeous.  I cut a column from  a Cottage Cutz die covered it with Artist Cement then covered it in  Prills - Taken for Granite.   I cut Ivy from Cottage Cutz die and covered it with Crystal Effects.
I stamped my image and embossed it with Judkins Rustique Patina Bronze. I used a water color brush  to color my image using distress inks and Mica Color Water Colors. The flowers are cut using Heartfelt Creations dies with coordinating stamps and the  Rose and Label dies are Spellbinders.

All of my flowers were cut from 90 lb water color paper then painted with  Mica Color Water Color. Prills were added to the centers.  I painted some Gold Mica on my ribbon and  on the edge of my rose petals. I also added a wee bit of Crystal Effects to the edge of the rose petals. I use a wet paint brush dip it in PPA then dust on the Crystal Effects.

 I hope this will start your love affair with Prills, Crystal Effects and Artist Cement. Stop over to USArt Quest and see their offerings  you will be amazed.

 They are  running a special through January 18, 2013, details below.

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

January Birthday

Here is a card I made for all my friends  who have a January Birthday.  I  made a few more friends this month as I was at a weekend crop and a  fellow scrapper asked me if I had an extra one; "I sure would like one for my mothers birthday."  I know those who know me well; know I can not say "NO". I simply made another. When I use up supplies I get to buy more is all good.

If you have males at your house or anyone else who is anti-glitter then you really need to get  Crystal Effects it  adds  a beautiful shimmer without  glittering your men. Look at the wings on the Butterfly  how shimmery they are. One coat of  Perfect Paper Adhesive and sprinkle on the Crystal Effects. That is how we do it!  The body of the Butterfly is Prills also a product of US Artquest.

Have a nice weekend!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Countryside Evening

Hi everyone can you believe how fast the time has gone by.  It is time for a brand new release from Heartfelt Creations.

Heartfelt Creations has created a delightful "Countryside Evening" for you.
There's beautiful typography, countryside scenes, one awesome die and 24 beautiful papers.  This is a beautiful choice for the beautiful moments.  Get yours now at  Leave a comment on the HC blog by January 15th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $150.92

Today I worked with the beautiful Weathered Fence Post PreCut Set and the  Petite Floral Swirls PreCut Set.

I am the way….
Heartfelt Creations Products Used and Products Carried by Heartfelt Creations:
HCPC3513 Weathered Fence Post PreCut
HCPC3510 Petite Swirls PreCut
HCPC 3480 Brookside Manor PreCut
HCD 723 Garden Romance Die
HCPC 3303 Posy Patch PreCut
HCD 717 Layered Scallop Posy
Grand Calibur
Art Institute Dries Clear Glue

5 1/2 x 6 7/8 card base
Other Products Used:
Spellbinders – Grand Labels 23
Ivory Card Stock
Ink: Jet Black Archival, Ranger Distress – Dried Marigold, Shaded Lilac, Weathered Wood, Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw and Peeled Paint.
Colored Pencils, VivaDécor Ice White Pearl Pen, Pearls, Art Glitter – Sorbet and Mystery, Ivory Ribbon, Glue Dots, Score Tape ¼”  
Make a 5 1/2” x 6 7/8” Ivory card base cut with the fourth from smallest Grand Labels 23. Cut overlapping the fold. Cut a single Ivory die cut matching the card base.  On die cut front sponge distress ink to create a background scene. With Jet Black ink stamp the Weathered Fence Post on lower left and sentiment, I am the way….. on mid right, stamp Petite Swirls in three corners. Color Weathered Fence Post and Petite Swirls with colored pencils. Add tiny pearls to flower centers, vines and Petite Swirls with VivaDécor Pearl Pen. With Jet Black ink on Ivory CS stamp smallest posy nine times, cut with coordinating dies. Color with distress ink, shape the petals and add pearl to center. Attach to card with glue dots.  With Jet Black ink on Ivory CS stamp one large and two small butterflies from Garden Romance cut with coordinating dies. Color with distress inks, shape wings up and add Sorbet glitter to wings and Mystery glitter to body. Let dry and attach with glue dots. Add ribbon around top of stamped layer then tie bow. Attach stamped layer to card base with tape.

Please stop by the HC blog and see the beautiful creations the designers have made for you and  be sure to leave a comment at the HC blog by January 15th for your chance to win this entire collection.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Heartfelt Creations never ending inspirations.

Hello! welcome to the New Year and the first Heartfelt Creations Wednesday Inspiration of 2013.
New year, new snow and new inspirations is what  this card is all about. This card's inspiration is all around me.  It is my family, my friends and where I live.  It started on Christmas Eve, when my husband was practicing for choir.  He sings in the church choir and one of the songs they were singing was "The Winter Rose".  It  was snowing on Christmas Eve.  Last week on Wednesday we received about nine inches of the most beautiful sparkling snow. The snow covered everything and sparkled like diamonds.  If you are from the snow country you know what I am talking about and if you are not just close your eyes and picture it............

Yes, this card is all Silver and White and yes there are ice crystals on the roses.

Thank God For a Friend Like You

Heartfelt Creations Products Used and Products Carried by Heartfelt Creations:

HCPC 3500 Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set

HCPC 3502 Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set

HCD 727 Vintage Floret Die

HCPC 3405 Leaf Medley

HCPC 3363 Inspire Me Sentiments PreCut Set

HCPC 3433 Book Frame 1 Pre Cut Set


 Labels Seven

 Fancy Framed Tags One

Art Institute Dries Clear Glue


6 x 6 card base

Other Products Used:

White, Silver and Vellum Card Stock, Sheet Music

Ink: Brilliance Starlite Silver, VersaMark

CB Embossing Folder – Snow Drops, SNS Tinsel and Silver Detail Embossing Powder, Doodlebug Sugar Coating – Lily White Glitter, Fine White Crystal Snow, Art Institute Dries Clear Glue, DMC - Precious Metal Effects Embroidery Floss, White and Silver Ribbon, Handmade Charm,  Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Hot Glue Gun, Score Tape ¼”  


Make a 6” x 6” white card base. Cut a 5 ¾” x 5 ¾” mat out of silver. Cut a 5 5/8” x 5 5/8” white mat, emboss with CB embossing folder. Sponge silver ink on edges of base, silver and embossed white layer.  With silver ink stamp on white cs, Book Frame two times, stamp on sheet music two times emboss all four with silver detail ep then cut with coordinating Labels Seven Die. Trim around one white Book Frame, trim around sheet music so that it is one size smaller than trimmed Book Frame and sponge all edges with silver. Curl top right and lower left corners of sheet music. Layer the three trimmed Book Frames on untrimmed Book Frame using pop dots to raise pages. Edge the Book Frame with Lily White Glitter.  Make charm from silver, white and crystal beads and attach to piece of embroidery floss than string around center of book. Stamp Vintage Florets on white cs with silver ink and cut with coordinating dies. Make four roses and two rose buds. Apply Crystal Snow to roses and rose buds with clear glue.  With VersaMark stamp four leaf sprays and five single leaves on Vellum, emboss with Tinsel ep and cut with coordinating dies. With VersaMark stamp five cedar twigs on silver cs, emboss with Tinsel ep and cut with coordinating die. Stamp Sentiment with VersaMark on white cs and emboss with Silver Detail ep trace oval and cut out, edge with Lily White Glitter. Cut Fancy Framed Tag out of silver cs attach oval sentiment with pop dots. Tie a bow from ribbon. Layer card as shown using glue dots to attach roses, buds, leaves, cedar twigs and sentiment.  


Please stop by the Heartfelt Creations Blog and see the  beuatiful inspirations for this week.