Thursday, October 30, 2014

thursday...snowflake challenge card OWH

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I want to share my non-Christmas card for OWH October ODBD Challenge!

I wanted to make a layered but clean and simple card (is that even possible?) so I just used Heartfelt Creations snowflakes dies (the only ones I have since in FL I don't need many snowflakes for my pictures!) and a few punched snowflakes that I made with my mother in law's punch (she lives in Seattle!) and added a simple sentiment to the larger layered snowflake. I embossed the background and machine stitched it to a blue snowflake paper. I love how simple but elegant it looks and because of the sentiment I used it can be used for pretty much anything and anyone!

He's a side view of the card:

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day! :)

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

tuesday...Heartfelt Creations October Alumni Hop

Welcome everyone to my blog for the Heartfelt Creations October Alumni Blog Hop!

Be sure to leave a comment on all the participating blogs. One participant will be chosen to receive a $25 Gift Certificate. The more you comment the more entries you get into the random draw! Be sure the check the Winner Announcement on Sat, November 01. If you win, please send an email to Emma Lou and write "Winner of October Alumni Hop" in the subject line.

Hop ends on Friday, October 31st at midnight.

Here's the 4.25"x5.5" step card that I made this month:

This is my first attempt at a step card and I have to say that I'm in love with the technique! It's so easy and looks so elegant that I will for sure be making them more often! Here's a tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers.

I used the butterfly from the Butterfly and Bunny PreCut Set for the front of this card and colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils and used OMS to blend the colors. I stamped the butterfly twice, fussy cut it and layered over the original image with a small foam square to give it dimension.


Here's a close up of the card. Also, even though it looks elegant and big it is still standard A2 size and fits in a regular envelope for shipping.

List of Heartfelt Creations products used:
Butterfly and Bunny PreCut Set
All Seasons Sentiments PreCut Set
Sunny Day Paper Collection

Thanks for visiting and taking your time to comment on my blog!

Your next stop is: Alissa Wells

Here's the blog hop order in case you get lost:
Giovana Smith: http://giovana-believe.blogspot.com/2014/10/heartfelt-creations-october-alumni-blog.html
Vicki Dutcher: http://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/2014/10/heartfelt-creations-alumni-october-hop.html
Glenda Brooks: http://glendabrooks.blogspot.com/2014/10/heartfelt-creations-october-alumni.html
Caroline Duncan: http://www.stampingsandinklings.blogspot.com/
Amarilys Doria: http://amadrian8.blogspot.com/2014/10/tuesdayheartfelt-creations-october.html
Alissa Wells: http://willrunforstamps.blogspot.com/2014/10/enjoy-heartfelt-creations-alumni-hop.html
Emilia van den Heuvel http://few-favourite-things.blogspot.com/2014/10/heartfelt-creations-alumni-designers.html
Selma Stevenson http://selmasstampingcorner.blogspot.com/
Tesa Broman: http://tesasscrap.blogspot.com
Sarah Miller: http://plainandfancypapercrafts.blogspot.com/2014/10/heartfelt-creations-october-alumni-blog.html
Lisa Gregory: http://what-a-beautiful-mess.blogspot.com/2014/10/heartfelt-creations-alumni-design-team.htmlLisa Allen: http://toddandlisacreations.blogspot.com/2014/10/heartfelt-creations-october-alumni-blog.html

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

saturday...happy National Cardmaking Day!

Happy National Cardmaking Day! Since I missed National Scrapbooking Day because my son was just 1 month old then, I figured I'd play along with a few of my favorite challenges today!

First, it's Heartfelt Creation's challenge: to make a card using ANY of our favorite stamps!

Of course, I LOVE their stamps so I used their stamps only to make this card. It's sweet and simple and flat so it can easily be mailed out!

Here's a close up of it:



Next, I played along with Mojo Monday's sketch and came up with this sweet card:

I absolutely loved this sketch! I used soft colors for the background and ran the soft orange cardstock through the Cuttlebug to add some texture. I added a sweet flower on the bottom corner and this pretty butterfly ribbon to divide the two papers. I love how elegant this card came out!

Here's a close up of this card:


Last but not least, I played along with Our Daily Bread Designs for the first time:

I was very inspired by their top right corner photo in the collage with the soft autumn colors plus the pink. I used scraps of papers to make the background and sewed it all together for a cohesive look. I added a white doily, like on the picture. To embellish the card, I added two beautiful butterflies in soft autumn colors.

Here's a close up of the card:


Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

I also want to say that these cards will all be donated to Operation Write Home, which is why I didn't add any glitter and kept the dimensional embellies to a minimum (you can read about their guidelines here).

Happy National Cardmaking Day friends! :)

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

tuesday...Heartfelt Creations September Alumni Hop

Welcome everyone to my blog for the Heartfelt Creations September Alumni Blog Hop!

Be sure to leave a comment on all the participating blogs. One participant will be chosen to receive a $25 Gift Certificate. The more you comment the more entries you get into the random draw! Be sure the check the Winner Announcement on Sat, October 04. If you win, please send an email to Emma Lou and write "Winner of September Alumni Hop" in the subject line.

Hop ends on Friday, October 03 at midnight.


This design is based on the Swirlydoos September Sketch and I used the Sun Kissed Paper Collection from Heartfelt Creations. The colors were perfect for this sweet picture of my son and I when he was just 2 months old!

Here's the sketch:


and here are some close ups of the layout:

I made the flowers with the new Arianna Blooms PreCut Set and it's coordinating die. This was my first time working with them and I have to say that I found a new favorite flower from Heartfelt Creations! You can do so much with them! Of course, I distressed them and made them vintage for my layout.


The little sign on the paper was perfect to add my title with the tiny BoBunny alphas. A few more distressed blooms and a butterfly finish this area.


I used quite a few layers of papers (all from the same collection minus the black and white stripe paper) for this layout. I wanted a masculine but shabby layout to reflect both my son and I. I added some journaling right below the pictures to remember this day in which my son was extra snugly.


Here's one last look at the layout!

Here are the Heartfelt Creations products that I used on my layout:
Decorative Flower Pot Die: click to enlarge

Thanks for visiting and taking your time to comment on my blog!

Your next stop is: Candy Slabaugh

Here's the blog hop order in case you get lost:
Vicki Dutcher - http://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/2014/09/heartfelt-creations-september-alumni-hop.html
Giovana Smith : http://giovana-believe.blogspot.com/2014/09/heartfelt-creations-september-alumni.html
Glenda Brooks - http://glendabrooks.blogspot.com/2014/09/heartfelt-creations-september-alumni.html
Cibele Glazer http://flowerfoot.blogspot.com/2014/09/september-heartfelt-creations-alumni-dt.html
Selma Stevenson http://selmasstampingcorner.blogspot.com/
Amarilys Doria-http://amadrian8.blogspot.com/2014/09/tuesdayheartfelt-creations-september.html
Candy Slabaugh http://candyscreationsblog.blogspot.com/2014/09/september-heartfelt-creations-alumni.html
Alissa Wells http://willrunforstamps.blogspot.com/2014/09/one-in-million-heartfelt-creations.html
Lisa Gregory http://what-a-beautiful-mess.blogspot.com/2014/09/heartfelt-creations-alumni-september.html
Debbie Seyer http://www.debbieseyer.com/my_weblog/heartfelt-creations/
Sarah Miller: http://plainandfancypapercrafts.blogspot.com/2014/09/heartfelt-creations-september-alumni-hop.html
Mary Faus http://merrymstamper.blogspot.com/2014/09/heartfelt-creations-alumni-dt-sept.html
Tesa Broman http://tesasscrap.blogspot.com
Lisa Allen-http://toddandlisacreations.blogspot.com/2014/09/heartfelt-creations-september-alumni.html

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

tuesday...Heartfelt Creations August Alumni Hop

Welcome everyone to my blog for the Heartfelt Creations August Alumni Blog Hop!

Be sure to leave a comment on all the participating blogs. One participant will be chosen to receive a $25 Gift Certificate. The more you comment the more entries you get into the random draw! Be sure the check the Winner Announcement on Sat, August 30. If you win, please send an email to Emma Lou and write "Winner of August Alumni Hop" in the subject line.

Hop ends on Friday, August 29 at midnight.

Here's the 4.25"x5.5" card that I made this month:

I was trying to make a clean and simple card but I kept adding layers and embellishments and this card turned out nothing like I had in mind but I absolutely love it!

Here are some close ups of the card:






List of Heartfelt Creations products used:
HCD 736 Classic Leaf Die
HCD 742 Majestic Blooms Die
HCD 718 Decorative Chateau Gate Die 
354806 Shapeabilities Standard Circle Large
HCPC 3540 Spring Season PreCut Set
HCPC 3545 Open Leaf PreCut Set
HCPC 3577 Vintage Morning Background PreCut Set
HCDP1 234 Daphne Paper Collection

Thanks for visiting and taking your time to comment on my blog!

Your next stop is: Alissa Wells

Here's the blog hop order in case you get lost:
Emilia van den Heuvel http://few-favourite-things.blogspot.nl/
Selma Stevenson http://selmasstampingcorner.blogspot.com/
Amarilys Doria-http://amadrian8.blogspot.com/2014/08/tuesdayheartfelt-creations-august.html
Alissa Wells- http://willrunforstamps.blogspot.com/2014/08/life-is-better-with-you-in-it-heartfelt.html
Giovana Smith: http://giovana-believe.blogspot.com/2014/08/heartfelt-creations-alumni-blog-hop.html
Candy Slabaugh http://www.candyscreationsblog.blogspot.com
Kerry Urbatch http://thestampingbug.blogspot.com/2014/08/hop-hop-hop.html
Sarah Miller: http://plainandfancypapercrafts.blogspot.com/2014/08/heartfelt-creations-august-alumni-blog.html
Glenda Brooks - http://glendabrooks.blogspot.com/2014/08/heartfelt-creations-august-alumni.html
Lisa Gregory- http://what-a-beautiful-mess.blogspot.com/2014/08/heartfelt-creations-alumni-design-team.html
Mary Faus - http://merrymstamper.blogspot.com/2014/08/heartfelt-creations-august-alumni-dt.html
Vicki Dutcher - http://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/2014/08/heartfelt-creations-august-alumni-hop.html
Debbie Seyer - http://www.debbieseyer.com/my_weblog/heartfelt-creations/
Lisa Allen- http://toddandlisacreations.blogspot.com/

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