Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Happy Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!

Today I get to share with you another page... This is from another picture that Linda so generously sent me to play with!  How can you not be inspired when playing with these pictures to Thank you Linda!!

I love the way the title turned out!  I started with raw chipboard letters and painted them in ivory, once that was dry I added some distress ink to the top and bottom of the letters and stamped the flourish on each letter.  A thick coat of Tim's Crackle Accents and voila!  I just love the end result!

Here are the letters on the actual page!

As always you can find the write-up on how this layout was created on the Heartfelt Creations Blog.  This will be a short post since I've been working all night and forgot to pre-schedual the post... sorry about that!  All the flowers were created from this releases carnation flowers... These are awesome, I just love how many different types of flowers you can create from the one set!  Well here is a few close-up of the flower cluster...

and one more just for good measure...

Well thank you for stopping by!  Make sure you check out what the rest of the team came up with!  The projects are all incredible once again!  I am truly blessed to be working along side all these wonderful artists!  Have a great week!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Presenting the Artistic Gatefold Collection!

Well what a fabulous release Heartfelt Creations put out this month!!  Can you say Fabulous!!  I know I can and this new collection is beyond AMAZING!! 

Heartfelt Creations is pleased to present the Artistic Gatefold Collection . This collection, in simple terms is "stunning and genius". It features  6 new precut stamp sets that coordinate with existing Spellbinders dies and 2 new exclusive dies. This is another must have collection.
Don’t feel guilty for splurging on yourself!
Heartfelt Creations will be donating 10% of all Black Friday sales towards ChildCry, a non-profit feeding organization founded by Times Square Church. ChildCry feeds over 4159 kids in 22 different countries, including the United States. Every penny donated to ChildCry is used to buy food for hungry children so go ahead...feed your hobby, and a hungry child! You can view all the details by following this link:

Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by Novenber 29 for a chance to win the entire release valued at $150. The winner will be announced on the HC blog on November 30.

I did a layout for this week and I have to say these new dies are fabulous on card but to me they belong on pages!  Wow it is going to be hard to do a page without using these dies!  I am in LOVE!  I'll let you in on a little secret!  My first attempt with these dies went horribly!  I did not like it at all!  But then I saw Emma Lou's tutorial and what a difference the waxed paper makes!!  If you purchase these dies nake sure you check out the tutorial!  The new flowers are so pretty too!  Well here is what I created!

The pictures were sent to me by Linda, this is Emma Lou and her darling husband!  They are such an adorable couple!  I was so inspired that I just had to play with this one first!  I have a few more so stay tuned for some more of these wonderful photos!  So I used the Scalloped Posy die in a few different ways on this, the flexibility of these dies are amazing!  Here is a close-up of the gorgeous flowers I created!  I love making my own flowers!

Don't forget to leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog letting them know what you think of this new release for your chance to win the entire collection!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Well it's better late then never!

I just got off my night shift and realized that I forgot to post my project for Heartfelt Creations on my blog.  Naughty me!!  Can you beleive the sneak for the Black Friday Release!  WOW!!  This new collection is something else!  I can't wait to share it with you but for this week I decided to play with a mixed media canvas... Here is what I came up with!

I'm really pleased with the way this one turned out!  I love getting messy and these stamps are just so much fun to play with in this medium!  Here is a close-up of the flower...

As always the directions to creating this project can be found on the HC Blog.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

LMCB #63 - Earth Tones and Sepia!

Wow what a fun challenge we have in store for you this week... Lasting Memories is challenging you to use a sepia photo and use only earth tones on your layout!  I hardly ever scrap with Sepia photo's I don't know why I guess I just don't think about it but as it stands I had recently printed the PERFECT photo for this challenge!  Here is the story...
A few months ago I was lucky enough to go see one of my favorite Canadian bands!  The Trews!  They played up north in Cochrane no less!  It gets better!  They were staying in the same hotel as us and as luck would have it on the same floor... Now I really love there music and so I was super excited and a little star struck... lol!  OK so they are not Nickelback but in my opinion they SHOULD be!  Me and my darling boyfriend... who thinks I'm nuts (debatable) went for a walk around town before the concert and we ran into a few of the guys from the band so I just had to get a few shots!  Here is one of me and Georges with the guys... I only had a disposable camera with me I know... gasp so the picture was not the best... after playing around in Picnik for a while this is what I came up with!  An old salon type picture which I seriously LOVE! 

I was also inspired by the color board are Color Combo's Galore this week.

Here is the page...

I really had a lot of fun putting this page together!  I used alot of layers, alot of inks and mists and paint!  Fabrics and anything else that I could find!  Can I just say this is one of my favorite pages that I have create in a while and it doesn't even have flowers on it... well except in the top corner I used some modeling paste and a stencil to add a little extra dimension on this project!  Here is a close up of how that turned out!

Here are a few more close-ups of all the different layers and embellisment...

Well I hope you will join us this week and create a project... Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Happy Heartfelt Wednesday!

Well It is that time again and I am so happy to be able to share a few projects with you this week! I doubled up on my DT duties this week as the theme this week at  Lasting Memories is to use the word "Cherish" on your layout... I found a fabulous sketch at Let's Capture These Sketches... The swirls on the sketch just screamed Heartfelt Creations to me so I had to follow along... I got out some Glitz papers and started playing around.  It felt great to play with flowers again.  I may have gotten carried away but I just love the way this page came together.  Here is the layout I created this week.  As always there is a step by step on how to create both these projects on the Heartfelt Creations Blog. 

And here is a close-up of one of the flower cluster...

Aren't these flowers so cute!  I just love the way they came out... so here is the second cluster created with these gorgeous blooms!!!  And the best part Easy Peasy!!  These were so quick and simple to create... I love making my own blooms because I know they will match my layout perfectly everytime.

Now a quick look at the title work...  I had a little trouble with the title... I must have switched it around my page a dozen times and it looked out of place EVERYWHERE!!  Finally I settled for on the picture and I think it looks pretty good there!

For my second project I created this super quick Christmas treat basket.  Works perfectly to hold a few candies or... mini candy canes would look great in here as well.

and from the side...

Well thank you for joining me again this week!  Some quick news about the November HC release. 

New Product Release Update: This November, we will not be doing our regularly scheduled new release on the second Wednesday. We will be releasing the November release on Black Friday. The Artistic Gatefold Collection, in simple terms is "stunning and genius". This collection will feature 6 new precut stamp sets that coordinate with existing Spellbinders dies and 2 new exclusive dies. This is another must have collection and we will be featuring the sneak peeks throughout November, so stay tuned!
Well thank you so much for stopping by I hope your Wednesday is Fabulous!  Have a great week!!