Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Tag

Today is a very special day!  I get to announce that I have been accepted to be part of the Heartfelt Creations Design Team!  To say that I am excited is quite an understatement!  I love their gorgeous designs and am looking forward to what this new term will hold for each of us.  Thank you so much for all of your votes!

Today I'll share a tag.

Most of these images are new except for the bird, fence and butterfly.  The post card image lends itself to so many different styles but I especially love it for the shabby chic look.  The floral is so beautiful with the sentiment added to the stem.  The Decorative Lattice Die is amazing!  It's my new favorite die!  I'm adding the product list and instructions in case you'd like to create one of your own.

HCPC 3563 Post Card PreCut Set
HCPC 3568 Moments With You PreCut Set
HCPC 3566 Beautiful Juliet PreCut Set
HCPC 3486 Organic Fillers PreCut Set
HCPC 3480 Brookside Manor PreCut Set (birds and butterfly)
HCD 733 Decorative Lattice Swirl Die
HCD 723 Garden Romance Die (fence)
SKU: 354811 Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circle Small
HCDP1 234 Daphne Paper Collection

Project Instructions:
Other products: white card stock; Distress Ink: Forest Moss, Spun Sugar, Vintage Photo, Victorian Velvet, Antique Linen, Embossing Ink; Spellbinders Labels Eighteen; gold embossing powder; ribbon; lace; rhinestones; Viva Pearl Pen; burlap thread; Stickles: Cotton Candy; ATG; Glossy Accents; foam tape; seam binding; eyelet; Prismacolor Pencils
Instructions: cut tag 5 1/2"x 8 1/2"; ink edges with Antique Linen. Cut white card stock 5 1/4"x 8 1/4", ink edges with Spun Sugar. Emboss edge randomly with gold. Add to tag. Cut DP 5 1/8"x 8 1/8", add to tag. Punch hole in top center and add eyelet. Die cut swirl, ink and add to tag. Stamp Post Card twice, once with embossing ink, embossed in gold and edges inked with Spun Sugar. Stamp other one with Antique Linen, ink edges with Forest Moss, Spun Sugar, and Antique Linen. Color flower with pencils. Adhere the 2 cards together, tie with seam binding and add to tag. Add lace to tag. Stamp Beautiful Juliet image, die cut and sponge with same inks. Color with pencils. Add to tag with foam tape. Stamp 'Moments With You' and emboss in gold. Cut out and ink edges. Die cut Scalloped Circle, ink with Forest Moss, adhere to back of sentiment. Add to tag and add rhinestones. Stamp and die cut birds, butterfly and leaves. Die cut fence. Add to tag as shown. Add ribbon and burlap thread at top. Add liquid pearls. Add Stickles to birds and butterfly.

Thank you so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Die Cuttin' Divas:  #139 anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays:  #144 anything goes
Created with Love:  anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:  anything goes
Crafty Hands Challenge:  #1 anything goes

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Starbucks Christmas Gift

Welcome to the October Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop!

Hi everyone, it is the last Tuesday of the month so today is the beginning of the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team’s monthly Blog Hop.

I know quite a few people who would love a little bit of Starbucks cheer for Christmas!  These little packets are made for a 16 oz. bottle so I made a pocket tag to hang on the bottle.  I used one of the journal cards from the Frosty Blanket Paper Collection.  I stamped the sentiment from the Yuletide Sentiments PreCut Set.  The poinsettia is from the Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set which I stamped and then die cut with the Layered Poinsettia Shapeabilities die.  I then cut 3 flowers from the DP and added them with pop dots. 

I used the Layered Scalloped Posy Die to create the rounded top of the tag and then used a circle punch for the hole that slips over the bottle.

I also added a piece of DP around the center of the bottle.  I hope you've found a little bit of inspiration for your Christmas gifts, and now you'll hop on to the lovely Nataliya Simpson to see the beautiful project she has created for you.

One of our blogs will be randomly chosen and from all those that commented on that blog, the winner will be chosen.  The blog hop will remain open for comments on everybody’s blog through midnight Friday night November 1st.   The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate. 

Here is the complete blog hop list
Selma Stevenson
Vicki Dutcher 
Candy Slabaugh 
Alissa Wells 
Cibele Glazer 
Emilia van den Heuvel 
Linda Payne 
Sarah Miller (that's me)
Nataliya Simpson
Lisa Allen 

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Sweet, Candy Christmas

It's time for another new challenge at Digitally Sweet Challenges and this week the theme is everyone's favorite!

Anything Goes


Meet Gemma and her Frosted Gumdrop Tree.  Isn't she the cutest!?  She's been colored with Prismacolor pencils and then I added lots of Stickles.  A little bit of lace, a bow, flowers, and some bling, and she's all ready for Christmas.

We hope you'll join us; we love to visit and see all your creative projects.
Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

4 Krafty Girlz:  anything goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge :  Christmas sentiments
Crimbo Crackers:  #53 Pinktober
Paper Crafting Journey :  anything goes
Creative Moments:  Lace/anything goes
Creative Craft Challenges:  anything goes

Friday, October 18, 2013

2 Cute 2 Spook

It's time for a new challenge at Digitally Sweet Challenges and this week our theme is


Template Dreams

This week I created a double LO using some of my favorite pictures.  We took our DGD's to a community Halloween event.  I made matching cow outfits; they looked so cute! 

These girls absolutely adored each other!  It's hard to believe they are all grown up now.

Oh, so sweet!  No scary Halloween for us; just lots of cuteness!

I used 2 kits from Templete Dreams: 2 Cute 2 Spook and Candy Hearts.
Be sure to stop by Digitally Sweet to see all the wonderful inspiration from the rest of the DT; we'd love to have you play along with us this week.
Thanks so much for visiting!  Have a blessed day!

Crafting For All Seasons:  too cute to spook

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Heavenly Music

Today I'm using this sweet little angel from DigiDarla.  

 She's been colored with chalk and then I added some Stickles to give her some sparkly, heavenly dust.  She's also been paper pieced.  I also use 1/16" foam tape which lets me use it on several layers without the card becoming too thick.  I used some metallic gold thread to stitch the edges.  The tag is one of my favorite Marianne dies.  The background was embossed with Spellbinders M-Bossabilities EL-005. 

The sentiment was printed from the computer.  Font: 'Before the Rain', and I finally managed to stay with a sketch, LOL.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!
challenges I would like to enter

Mojo Monday sketch
Creative Craft Challenges:  anything goes
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge:  inspired by a Christmas Carol
Twist of Faith Card Challenge:  things with wings/inspirational sentiment
Card Mania:  pastel colors
Craft Your Passion:  embossing
Created with Love Challenges:  sewing
Cutie Pie Challenge:  cute + tag
The Paper Girls:  sew it on
There She Goes 229:  be prepared/Christmas

Friday, October 11, 2013

Owl Love You Forever

Today it's time for another new challenge at Digitally Sweet Challenges and our theme this week is

favorite color

This week we have a new sponsor, BigHeads Stamps.  These images are the artwork of Bruna Mayers from Germany.  When you join the challenge you will have the chance to win 4 of her lovely images.  I chose to work with Isabelle.  Such a lovely young lady. 

I started with a sketch but by the time I was finished, the sketch was no longer recognizable!  The image was colored with Prismacolor pencils.  I tried a tiny bit of 'out of bounds' die cutting.  It's such an old technique but I'm just getting around to trying it.

I hope you'll join us with your favorite colors!  And don't forget to use something digital on your creation!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps:  anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters:  anything goes
Creative Craft Challenges:  anything goes 
Papertake Weekly:  use 2 of something
Artistic Inspiration:  anything goes/girly
Robyn's Fetish:  use a digi
ABC Challenges:  W is for words

Friday, October 4, 2013

Let Heaven and Nature Sing

A new challenge is starting at Digitally Sweet Challenges.

anything with wings


Does it seem as if I've skipped all the fall holidays and jumped right into Christmas?  I'm getting ready for a huge Christmas project which is why I'm immersed in all things Christmas!  This sweet angel is DigiDarla's Girl Angel Flute.  I digitally paper pieced and colored her. She'll be perfect for paper piecing when I print her.
We're looking forward to seeing your creations with wings.  Please be sure to use at least one digital element! 
Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!