Tuesday, January 31, 2012

It's Another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!

Well it is that time again and this week I have another layout to share with you for Heartfelt Creations but before I do...   I was talking with a friend of mine this week about my DT commitment and she was commenting on how hard it must be to limit myself to using only HC stamps and that it must be hard to come up with new original projects all the time.  The funny thing is that there is nothing hard about it!  I've found so many things that I can do with these stamps that I don't get bord, I'm always trying to think of how I can use the stamps differently and there are so many options that I can play with that bordom is not an issue.  It did get me thinking though of doing something a little different so I'll try a few layouts regularly and then add my HC twist to them to see so stay tuned for that... not next week because it is the big reveal week and I'm sure you will be delighted by the new collection!  But the week after I'll do a before and after HC page!  Should be fun so I hope you will check it out! 

On to the regularly schedualed festivities.  Here is what I have come up with for this week.  By the way this is also my example for a challenge that I am hosting at Swirlydoos for the month of February called love!  When you think Valentine's day what come to your mind... for me it is all about hearts, roses and sweets and so that is my challenge to all the Swirly Girlies this month is to come up with a layout that incorporates all these elements.  Easy Peasy! 

I used the Vintage Blue collection by Glitz on this page I just love the colors in that collection!  This page just fell together so easily!  I love when that happens!  Here are a few details to share with you.  Of course starting with my favorites... flowers!!  Lots of yummy flowers!  I couldn't really see the stapming on the dark blue flowers so I dipped the edges in glue and sprinkled some Diamond dust on them... also called suguring!  Hense the Sweets in my layout!  The title was also sugared I'm not sure how much you can tell from the picture.  So pretty in real life!  

and just for good measure... even more flowers!  I love the look of adding flowers on fussy cut flowers and this pattern paper was so pretty I just had to do some fussy cutting!

Of course the other main element on this page is the hearts...

And finally the some important and prettiest element on my page!  My darling daughter!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Heartfelt creations and Swirlydoos!

What a winning combination in my mind anyways!  I played along with the the SwirlyHues Challenge at Swirlydoos!  Did you know that anyone can play along there are no restrictions you do not have to be a Swirlydoos Kit subscriber to play! (Even though I am because they have the best kits around, IMO) Here is what we had to do follow the story board... how easy is that!  They provide the colors and a sketch and you select any tutorial from the Swirlydoos extensive list of tutorial and voila you have a completed page!  Here is this months Storyboard:

And for my page I used my Heartfelt Creations stamp to embellish and to create all my flowers!  Here is what I came up with!

You can find a detailed step by step instructions on the Heartfelt Creations Blog along with all the stamps used in the creation of this page.  I'm also playing along with Shopping Our Stash as there challenge this week is to use primarily blue on your page!  But for now a few highlights and closeups... Flowers are my favorite embellishment and honestly I can't remember the last time I used pre-made flowers!  I just adore making my own!  Here is a closeup of the flowers...

Next thing I wanted to show you is the little trinket that I made of the band!  I found a picture of them online and using Glossy accent I secured the image to a Tim Holtz Crystal, the image blured a bit since I have an Ink printer, I'm guessing that a layer printer would not have bled so much but I like it anyways! 

and of course I have to give you a better look at my hottie Colin... Yum! 

And of course a page would not be a swirly page without the mandatory butterfly!  OK they are not mandatory but they should be!

Well with that there is only one thing left to do!  Of course that is leave you with one of my favorite Trews songs!  Check out Colin being his yummy self here in Hold Me!  Gosh I just love it!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Happy Heartfelt Wednesday!

Wow!  What a week!  I'm so glad my week is over!  Seriously this was... the strangest... block of work that I've had in a long time!  But it is over now and I love when A Friday ends up on a Wednesday and I don't have to be back at work until Monday night!  Are you confused yet... well so am I but that is OK because it is Wednesday and the one thing I can count on on Wednesday's is being inspired by all the amazing projects on the  HC Blog and this week is no exception.  By the way a big congrats to Laraine_R as she won the entire new Chateau Gate Collection valued at $174.90!  Congrats and don't forget HC gives away 1 of each new collection on Release days which are the 2nd Wednesday of every month so don't forget to come on over and play along!!

Well with that out of the way, I have to let you know how much I love this new collection for cards!  Today I have another card to share with you.  I just can't stop making them!  These stapms are just too much fun to color.  Well without further adue here is what I came up with this week...

As always the instructions as to how you can recreate this card are on the HC Blog.  I hope you have picked up some of these stamps because I'm sure they will become some of you favorites.  here is a closeup of the flowers on this I wish I could have captured just how glittery this actually turned out!  But you can kind of see it on this next shot... I just love it!

Well thank you for stopping by and Hope you have a great week!  I know I'm planning on it!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

It's Heartfelt Wednesday!

A little late again, my scheduler is giving me trouble… or maybe it is operator error.  Either way, I apologise that this post is coming at you a little late.  Well this week is another fabulous week for Heartfelt Creations as they have done it again with another beyond fabulous release, the Chateau Gate Collection is just perfect for so many different cards, whether you are creating feminine, masculine, house warming or a thinking of you card, there is something for everything and everyone.  As always when introducing a new collection, HC is giving you the opportunity to win the entire collection and all you have to do is drop by the Heartfelt Creations Blog  and leave a comment by January 17 to be eligible to win the entire release valued at $174.90. The winner will be announced on January 18 on the HC Blog. Here is what I came up with this week, of course all the details on the stamps used and the copic markers are all listed on the HC blog.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the design team came up with to see just how versatile this set really is!  Good luck and don't forget to leave them a comment for your chance to win!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Blooming Love with Heartfelt Creations

Well today I get to share my latest page with you... unfortunatle I used the sunflower stamp so you won't be seeing this one on the Heartfelt Creations blog but you should go by and see the other amazing projects that were posted this week.  By the way Today's blog post includes inspiring projects, a family activity idea, and best of all, a sneak peek of the Chateau Gate Collection which is scheduled to release on January 10 at 12 Midnight EST. This collection is "magnificent" and the intricate detail in each of the designs is absolutely beautiful. This collection is very versatile and you will be able to create projects for the men in your life, invites, graduations, love, congrats and so many more! This collection features 9 PreCut Stamp Sets and one beautiful new exclusive Spellbinders die designed for Heartfelt Creations.  I hope you grabbed yours while you could because I really love these flowers anyways here is what I can up with...

Blooming Love Layout
Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 2294 Aztec Gold Sunflowers 1 PreCut Set
HCPC 2293 Aztec Gold Sunflowers 2 PreCut Set
415223 Blossom 2
HCPC 3407 Botanical Floral 2 PreCut Set
472186 Rose Creations Shapeabilities
HCPC 3404 Wedding Sentiment PreCut Set
ZD2OZ Zip Dry Paper Glue 2OZ

Other products
Cardstock, pattern paper, trim, Momento Tuxedo Black ink & Martha Stewart pigment ink, tags & journaling spot, Say-it-in-crystals flourish, Prima resin, MS brown glitter

Start with a 12x12 pieces of cardstock for the base. Select 2 coordinating pages of pattern paper. Cut the 1st paper into various strips, one 6 x 11 ½ and two 3 x 11 ½ position the 3” strips along the top and bottom of the page. Cut the second page in strips as well one 8 x 12 and a 4 x 12, layer the 8” in the center of the page followed by the 6” and the 4” strips until pleased with the base. Add trim along the top and bottom of the center strip. Mat a 4x6 photo as well as 2 wallet size photos using the second sheet of cardstock and arrange on the page as shown. Layer 3 tags under the third layer and add a journaling spot under the tags then stamp the title/sentiment on the journaling spot. I created the flowers using some scraps of cardstock; I used a dark and light pink, beige and gold cardstocks. Stamped 2 large and 2 small flowers on each and cut using the coordinating dies, ink all the petal edges pink and snip between each petal. Crease and fold back each petal add brown glitter to the centers of the small flowers and layer alternating colour cardstock. Stamp 18 leaves crumple and arrange as shown on the layout. Finish of the page with crystal flourishes and a resin bird bath.

And here is a close up of the gorgeous blooms on this page...

Well hope you'll stop by next week to see all the gorgeous projects!  I promise you will NOT be disappointed!!  Happy New Years, Warm wishes and all the best.