Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Happy Heartfelt Wednesday!!

I can't beleive another week has just flown by and I can't believe how quickly time if flying by these days!  Well this week I get to share a few cards that I made for HC!  These new christmas stamp are just way to much fun to play with!  As always you can find the steps to creating these cards on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and while you are there you can be sure that you will find so much inspiration!  My teammates are just oozing with tallent and this week is just insane the gorgeousness of it all!!!

Here are the cards!  This first on is simple and easily mailable. 

This one not so much... but I just love really dimensional cards... 

Sorry this post is a little short... I'm still getting use to this new job and even though I'm loving it and it will free up some of my time this training schedual they have me on for the next week or two is kicking my bum!  To put it lightly!  LOL!  Well hope your week is going well and make sure you pop on over the HC and check out what the rest of the team has been up too!!  Thanks for looking!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

LMCB # 57 - Frames and Flowers

Sorry I've been out of commission for a while... I had some MAJOR computer issues which are now HOPEFULLY resolved!  So here I am, better late then ever... I LOVE the theme this week over at Lasting Memories.  I did this layout of myself I used some Basic Grey papers and I did a lot of fussy cutting here.  I added some flowers from Iamroses to finish off my cluster.  The frame around the photo is from Dusty Attic!  I LOVE DA!  And the second frame for my title is a wooden frame from Kaiser Craft.  Here is my creation for this week!

Well I hope you will all be joining us this week and I can't wait to see what you come up with for this super fun challenge!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Happy Hearfelt Wednesday!

Yoohoo!!  Have you checked out the Heartfelt Creations Blog!  Wow!  How great is the new collection!  I LOVE it!  It is so much fun to work with and the possibilities with it are incredible!  Got to love that!!

The Christmas Cheer Collection features 14 new precut stamp sets and one exclusive Heartfelt Creations die manufactured by Spellbinders. The possibilities with the classic images in this collection are absolutely endless. You will achieve handmade projects that will "wow" your friends and family this Christmas season. Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by September 20 for a chance to win the entire release valued at $240.00.

I created a layout for the release of this collection!  I love the way it came together!  Working with these stamps always inspire me and I find it so easy to get the look that I was hoping for.  I flollowed the sketch at Once Upon a Sketch for this page!  Here is the finished page

As always you can find the how to create this layout including the products used on the Heartfelt Creations blog.  Here is a close-up of the flowers...

and the journaling spot...

Well that is it for me so make sure you head on over to the Heartfelt Creations Blog to leave a comment and be entered in the draw for this fabulous give away!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

LMCB #55 - It's All In Black and White

Good morning,

Well it's Sunday and we have a brand new challenge for you over at Lasting memories this week.  I really hope that you will come out and play with us!  I had so much fun last week visiting all the entries and there were some AMAZING entries!  Actually they were all fabulous!  This week we're asking you to do your entire layout (inc'g photo's) in Black and White!!  Here is what I submitted for this week.  This page is my Gramma and Grampa when they were young.  I love this photo of them... they just look so young and wonderful!  Such a beautiful couple although I may be just a little biased!

The title is french... It's my first language and since my gramma does not speak any english I thought I would right a title that she would understand Douce Mémoire is Soft Memory or Delicate Memory.  My grampa passed away when I was 3... I really wish I could have known him, from all the stories that I've heard about him I sure would have loved to have had that opportunity!

Well thanks for stopping by and I hope that you will paly with us this week!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Happy Heartfelt Wednesday!!

Good morning!  Well we are half way through another week!  I'm looking forward to the weekend and getting ready for next week when we get to show you the new releases for September!  I am so excited about this one and I am sure that you will be too!  I can't beleive I've been blessed to be part of this wonderful design team for almost 6 months already!  Time sure flies when you are having fun... If you are interested in being part of the best team EVER, check out the HC blog for details on how to apply!

Here are my projects for this week.  As always details with a step by step for these projects are available on the Heartfelt Creations blog along with all the GORGEOUS projects created by my teamates, make sure you check them out! 

First off let me show you the card that I made!   I love the way this one came out, it is definitely shabby chic, at least I believe it is!  The papers are from Basic Gray that I was hording for a while.  The candle was made with the same sheet of paper!  I love making the most out of my pattern paper especially when it is so pretty!  I colored the image with my copic markers but I really wanted the ring to be gold and I didn't have the right copics for that so I chose the color in my ring with my favorite gold pen!  The diamond is really glittery in real life thanks to stickles!  I used my edge distresser along all the edges and then crumpled the edges of the papers to give a truly distressed look.

The candle was a little more complicated to make... I was learning about image transfers in my Art Journaling class and I started thinking on how I cool it would be to use that technique on something other than my journal!  I just love learning new techniques and I love trying to expand on what I learn.  I decided that I could do it on a candle.  My first attempt failed miserably.  I applied the glue added my paper, waited patiently for the glue to dry, then when I started tearing off the paper it just pulled all off!  I racked my brain... not being one to give up so quickly I thought that maybe there needed to be something for the glue to hold on to.  The candle is just to slick!  I scuffed up the whole candle using a needle and then tried again... well that worked and I love the way it looks!  Definitely shabby and oh so pretty!  Make sure if you try this that you rub away the paper very gently so you get the best coverage on the candle and watch out for air bubbles in the Mod Podge but other then that it is so easy... once you know what you are doing ;)

I decided to add the belly band to the candle with a little tag.  Here is a close up of the tag... I will definitely be creating more of these candles.  I love that I can make them match whatever I want!  A fun and easy gift idea.

Well with that thanks for looking and I hope the rest of your week flies by!  Don't forget to see what the rest of the team came up with this week here.  I am playing along with a few challenges this week, there is always so much inspiration on the various challenge blogs I just wish I had even more time to play but unfortunately I have to keep my day job... When I win the lottery... I will spend my days playing with papers in beautiful scraproom of my new mansion... when I'm not lounging by the huge pool, LOL, I know I have a vivid imagination! 

Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Challenge 49 - Vintage/Shabby Chic
Basic Grey Challenges - Challenge 52 - Celebrations

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Lasting Memories

Good morning everyone!

I am so excited to share this news with all of you!!  If you already follow my blog then you have probably noticed that I've been playing along with the current challenges over at Lasting Memories this month... well!  Karen selected me... ME... as a member of her super talented Design team for this term!  I still can't beleive it!  I am beyond excited!  The weekly challenges are posted each and every Sunday!  I love that there are a wide variety of challenges (sketches, color combo's, themes... and so much more) to help you to think outside of the box and hopefully to take you out of your comfort zone!  I hope that you will come on over and play along with us! 

So now on to this week's challenge!! This week, it's all about "Simply You" ... can be your style, you personally, something you love .. just "Simply You". Super easy, super fun!!!  It is also a great way to get to know a bit about the design team and a great way for us to get to know all of you!!  For my first challenge I am sharing this layout that I create of me and my baby girl... this picture was taken last year, it is weird to look at a picture of me with the weight still on... I never took to many pictures of myself at that time.  I'm much more likely to step infront of the camera these days although I always seem to be standing behind the camera anyways.

My mom took this picture of us while we were on a picture hunt around the local river.  One of my favorite things to do besides playing with my papers is to go out on excursions with my daughter and my camera... it is so relaxing.  The papers are from The Girls Paperie, lots of fussy cutting on this page!

Well I hope you will join us over at Lasting Memories and let us get to know you!  Thanks for looking and I look forward to seeing your takes on our current challenge!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

My little secret

Well I am late with this last challenge for the Lasting Memories... it was a tough one for me although I am not sure why.  I knew right away that I was going to use secret journaling on the page... I even thought that I would use the screen but I kept running out of room on my pages and then it just wouldn't open.  Well I saw this sketch over at Sketchy Thursdays and it finally worked for me... Here is what I came up with...

I was given the memories screen as part of a RAK and it's been sitting in my stash for a while.  I'm glad I held on to it because it was just perfect for this page... As it happens MEMORY is the current word over at Bird is the Word Challenge Blog, so this worked out perfectly!  Here is my secret revealed, my secret journaling spot that is! 

Well that is it for me for today so thanks for stopping by!