Tuesday, May 26, 2015

tuesday...Heartfelt Creations May Alumni Hop

Welcome to my blog for the Heartfelt Creations May 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, May 30. If you win, please send an email to Emma Lou and write "Winner of May Alumni Hop" in the subject line.

The winner of the blog hop will have 72 hours to claim their prize otherwise another name will be draw. 
Hop ends on Friday, May 29 at midnight.

I have a masculine, romantic card to share with you today:

My hubby and I are celebrating our 6th year anniversary and this is the card that I made for him! I always struggle with making masculine cards but I find masculine romantic cards even harder to make!

I stamped and die cut the background leaves on brown cardstock and matted it over the cream colored base. I free-handed and cut a heart out of burlap and added it to the center of the card. I die cut a red heart, embossed it and added over the burlap heart for added texture and contrast. Finally, I stamped and added the sentiment over the hearts and placed a number 6 (signifying the 6 year anniversary) over the corner of the sentiment.

I wanted to go for a clean and simple but textured and striking card for my hubby. He can definitely appreciate a good card but, for obvious reasons, is not too much into flowers and frilly cards. :)

Here's one last close up look at the card:

List of Heartfelt Creations products used:

NOTE: The sentiment stamps (HCPC 3509) have now been discontinued.

Thanks for visiting and taking your time to comment on my blog! Have a great week!

Your next stop is: Alissa Wells

Here's the blog hop order in case you get lost:
Ujjwal Gupta - http://ujjwal-handmadewithlove.blogspot.com
Emilia van den Heuvel - http://few-favourite-things.blogspot.nl
Glenda Brooks - http://glendabrooks.blogspot.com/2015/05/may-heartfelt-creations-alumni-design.html
Caroline Duncan - www.stampingsandinklings.blogspot.com
Mary Faus - http://merrymstamper.blogspot.com/2015/05/heartfelt-creations-may-alumni-dt.html
Amarilys Doria - http://amadrian8.blogspot.com/2015/05/tuesdayheartfelt-creations-may-alumni.html
Alissa Wells - http://willrunforstamps.blogspot.com/2015/05/feel-better-soon-heartfelt-creations.html
Sarah Miller -http://plainandfancypapercrafts.blogspot.com/2015/05/heartfelt-creations-may-alumni-blog-hop.html
Vicki Dutcher - http://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/2015/05/heartfelt-creations-may-alumni-hop.html
Giovana Smith: http://giovana-believe.blogspot.com/2015/05/heartfelt-creations-alumni-blog-hop.html
Gini Williams Cagle - http://ginicagle.blogspot.com/2015/05/heartfelt-creations-alumni-dt-blog-hop.html
Lisa Allen-http://toddandlisacreations.blogspot.com/
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Friday, May 15, 2015

friday...ODBD May Release Reminder

Hi everyone! Welcome back to my blog! Today I want to remind you of our gorgeous May Release! We have new butterflies and birds and tiny blooms! Perfect to celebrate Spring! Please check out the ODBD Blog for more info!

Here's the photo step card that I made:

ODBD Products: Belles VignesSpread Your WingsTrois Jolies Papillons, Trois Papillons DieVintage Labels Die, Fancy Foliage Die

I used the Belles Vignes for the background and added some greenery from the Fancy Foliage Die. I then embossed and colored with Color Gelatos 3 butterflies from the Trois Jolies Papillons. I stamped the sentiment and added it to the front panel of the step card, Finally, i added a picture to the largest panel in the back. The adorable little girl is my niece!

Here are some close ups of the card:

Here are the NEW Products that I used for these two cards:

For more inspiration please visit the rest of the talented ODBD designers:
Lori * Julie * Sandee * Dawn * Cathy * Amy (that's me!)* America * Wanda

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

tuesday...ODBDSLC238 Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone! Today I want to share with you my take on Our Daily Bread Designs Sketch Challenge (ODBDSLC238)!

I mirrored the sketch so that my bird faces inside (I'm weird like that) and replaced the green layer with a white doily. I made another little blue bird and nest for this card. I can't get enough of how cute these are! I also made these bright yellow tiny flowers that give this card a pop of color!

and here's the sketch:

Here's one last close up of the card:

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC238 or to join the challenge click HERE. You have until May 17, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post. Please do not post on Flicker as many of us do not have the ability to comment on your cards nor can we spotlight your cards on the blog.

For more inspiration, please visit the rest of the designers:
Robin, Paula, Diana, Elizabeth, Gracie, Chris, and our special guest Amy (that's me!)
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great day!

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

sunday...NSD Card

Happy Sunday everyone! Yesterday was National Scrapbooking Day and even though I didn't make a scrapbook page, I did get to play with paper and glue and made a card!

Here's what I came up with:

I used Our Daily Bread Designs newest stamps and dies for this card. I just love the new flowers and butterflies dies! I can't get enough of them!

These little clusters are so much fun and have so much detail in them!

Here's one last close up of the whole card.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a blessed day!

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Friday, May 1, 2015

friday...Our Daily Bread Designs May Release

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs May Release and Blog Hop!

I'm so excited to share with you my first projects for Our Daily Bread Designs! I feel so blessed to have been chosen as a DT for such an amazing company. 
This month's release is absolutely gorgeous and you will want it all!

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards! You have until May 2, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win! The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on May 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Here's the first card that I came up:

ODBD Products: Spread Your Wings, Birds and Nest Die, Vintage Flourish Pattern Die, Fancy Foliage Die, Blushing Rose Paper Collection

I used the Vintage Flourish Pattern Die over the Blushing Rose Paper Collection paper and used two of the new Spread Your Wings sentiments. I then colored two birds and added some red roses (Spellbinders) to the gorgeous Fancy Foliage Die leaves. I love how romantic and vintage this card turned out!

Here's my second card:

ODBD Products: Belles Vignes, Spread Your Wings, Birds and Nest Die, Vintage Labels Die, Fancy Foliage Die

For my second card I went the opposite way. i heat embossed the Belles Vignes background stamp and colored the cardstock with distress ink. I love this technique! I die cut a spot on the top right corner using the Vintage Labels Die to create a window for my sentiment. I colored and die cut a bird and nest and added them over the background along with some leaves from the Fancy Foliage Die.

Here are the NEW Products that I used for these two cards:

For more inspiration and a chance to win, please visit the rest of the talented ODBD designers:

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!

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