Wednesday, May 25, 2011

It's Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!

Today on the Heartfelt Creations Blog I shared a 12x12 layout.  It felt so good to get a page done!  Here is the page in case you missed it.  Please note that the mouse got away without any issues from my cat who was too busy trying to make friends with the little guy to scare him or attack him!  Houdini is definatly NOT a hunter!  She wouldn't last a day without her pre-made food!

I just love the stamp and die set!  I think it is a MOST have for scrapbookers and card makers, especially if you like making your own flowers although Prima's would look excellent with these leaves and swirls as well.  Cut them apart use them in one peice... I am amazed at all the different looks you can get with these  and with the matching die... well I'm in heaven! 

I based this layout on the sketch over at swirlydoos... Begguhuna has to be the most incredible sketch artist ever... she has a gallery set out with here latest sketches at you can find it here. As well as at swirlydoos.   

I'm submitting this page in a few contests and galleries whereI like to play including Lasting Memories they have my favorite type of challenge this week is all about flowers... and I LOVE flowers.  Use It Tuesday is also having a challenge this week incorporating flowers and stamps this week.  Scrap It Forward is all about our furry friends on there current challenge!   I'm also going to play at NVS challenge as the inspiration collage for this week is full of orangy peach and green as well as a touch of grunge with a blinged out skull... well you have to see it to understand!  Well hope everyone is having a great week!  

Dont' forget to stop by the rest of the designer's blogs as always they have so many beautiful projects to share!  Well that is it for me for today! 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

It's Heartfelt Wednesday!

Good morning everyone!

Well you guys are in for a treat again this week!  Wow what a talented bunch of designers that Heartfelt has put together!  Every week there is amazing samples, each week is more exquisite then the previous!  It is such an honour to be on the same team as these ladies! 

Well this week for my sample project I decided to create a mini album.  Actually the album itself was created by following a U-Stream video tutorial by our very own Lisa Gregory she did this paper bag mini album class as a special treat to all the swirly savages over at Swirlydoos for National Scrapbooking Day... I was going to link the tutorial but... due to some technical difficulties (snicker) the u-stream class was not recorded but as soon as Lisa records a second version of this class I'll update my post.  I've decided to show the entire mini album throughout the week as to do the whole thing in on shot would be a lot.  So here is the front page of my mini... as always the directions to my project can be found on the Heartfelt Creations Blog.

Here it is from the side!  The texture in this image is amazing!  I truly love the way this turned out!  I actually used only 4 ink pads to color this image.  I really wanted to show that every scrapbooker regardless of coloring skills can do so much with these stamps.  Your basic supplies and a few of these stamps are really all you need to create a one of a kind special project that you will treasure forever!

Just to give you an idea of how I layer these flowers... here are some close ups of the rose... by the way... see how this shimmers... it is all the cardstock... I didn't add glitter to this at all.

The first layer uses the whole flower, only the outer edges are shaped I layered over top of the rest of the flowers...

The second layer is the entire middle minus the edges which where previously shaped so cut those out, this time shape only the petal at the very top of the flower and layer...

The third layer was the center of the bud so this time cut everything way but the cut it all the way down to the base of the flower, this helps shape the 4th layer

Fourth layer; gently curve the paper with your fingers till you are satisfied with the shape.

Fifth layer finishes of the piece. 

Well I hope you will try this on your flowers... Please don't hesitate to ask me questions is there is ever anything that I have created that you are curious about.  I don't know much... but what I do know... I will gladly share with anyone.

Well thank you for stopping by my blog and don't forget to go visit the rest of the designers.  Please come back tomorrow to see some more from this paper bag mini.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

I'm in love with these stamps!  They are so beautiful and so much fun to play with!   Please check out the entire new collection here.

The Bella Rose Collection features 8 new PreCut Sets. The Bella Rose Collection features 8 new PreCut Stamp Sets that coordinate with a new exclusive Heartfelt Creations die, manufactured by Spellbinders. Leave a comment on my blog or the Heartfelt Creations blog by May 17 and one lucky person will win the entire release valued at $149.99. The winner will be announced on the HC blog on May 18.

Here is the project that I'm sharing this week, instructions can be found on the blog along with gorgeous samples from the rest of the DT.

See what I mean when I say how gorgeous this new collection is!  Here is a close-up of just the image

Well now don't forget to leave a comment here or on the heartfelt creations blog, linked above,  to get a chance to win this entire collection!

I'm also playing along with a few challenges at some of my FAVORITE places to get insipired

Creative Card Crew - May Flowers
Sweet Stamps - Butterflies
Diva's by Design - Anything goes
Tip Top Tuesdays - Flower Frenzy
Whoopsi Daisy - Things with Wings

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

Happy Hump Day!!

Hope everyone is having a terrific week!  I'm so happy to share a few more projects that I created for Heartfelt Creations.  Don't forget to go see what the rest of the DT team did!  I am so impressed by the projects that everyone has created again this week!  They are all just so talented!

I have 2 cards to share with you guys today!  This collection is SO MUCH FUN to play with!  I can't get enough of them! 

Products used on this project

HCPC 3382 Magnificent Cardinal Rose PreCut Set
HCPC 3323 Large Elegant Word Background PreCut Set
HCD 702 Decorative Butterfly-Border Die

Other Products
Neenah Classic Crest Smooth Cardstock, Bazzill cardstock – 2 shades of brown, perfect pearls heirloom gold, Momento Tuxedo Black Ink, Versa mark Ink

Copic Markers

Bird – E08, E04, E33, E35 &R59
Leaves – BG93 & G99
Roses –  B00 & BG01


Stamp image on CS using Momento ink and color as directed.  Cut out entire image and shape using stylus.  Stamp roses twice, color and cut out various petals to shape and layer over main image.
Card base is Neenah CS 6 ½” x 5” folded.  Cut 2 layers of the brown cardstocks for top panel reducing the size of each piece by 1/4” per layer.  Stamp top layer with word background using Versa mark Ink. Add some perfect pearls to the image using a paint brush (a little goes a long way, pick up a little bit of the powder with your brush).  Die cut border from the die set and layer over the top panel, add a strip of the dark cardstock. Using an embossing pen add a little bit to your image, leave veins petal centers and rub in some perfect pearls with you brush.   Attach all layers to the card using your favourite adhesive.

For my second card I decided to make it simple... well at lease I tried to keep it simple.  I may have a hard time with that concept I think but here it is... see... it is fairly simple... don't you think?   Check out the product list... hardly anything... and the copic markers... again 3 colors and a little grey... that is it! and I still managed to get a wonderful depth in my image.  Prooving that you can do a lot with just a little... OK I'm still ordoring some new markers, but I don't really HAVE too... I'm just a little bit addicted to them at this point I think.

Products used on this project

Other Products

Cryogen Iridescent Cardstock, Bazzill - burgundy cardstock, Momento Tuxedo Black Ink, Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, trim & self adhesive pearls.

Copic Markers

Bird - R29
Flowers – V04
Leaves - G05
Shadowing – C1, C3, C5 & C7


Stamp image on cardstock using Momento ink and color image flat, use grey tones to add shading to image, fussy cut entire image.
Stamp sentiments on white cardstock using distress ink and cut out using smallest oval die. Die cut  2 scalloped ovals, the smallest dies in the set, in burgundy and white, adhere all the layers using your favourite adhesive as well as the cardinal image.
The card base measures 5”x7”, cut a panel that is ¼” smaller than the card front add trim to the center of the panel and glue to card base.  Attach the oval using pop dots.

What did I say... simple as well... simple as simple can be.  Or something like that!  Well thanks for dropping by!