Wednesday, May 25, 2016

wednesday...Heartfelt Creations

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today I want to share my second Finalist project that I created for Heartfelt Creations using the May Release Under the Sea Collection!


Supplies:HCPC 3545 Open Leaf PreCut Set
HCPC 3577 Vintage Morning Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3737 Under the Sea Coral
HCD 733 Decorative Lattice Swirl Die
HCD 736 Classic Leaf Die
HCD 742 Majestic Blooms Die
HCD 783 Border Essentials Die
HCD 796 Tropical Hibiscus Die
HCD 797 Under the Sea Coral Die
HCDP1 266 Under the Sea Collection
Copper 3D Stamp Paint

Other Materials:
Cheesecloth, StazOn Archival Ink (Jet Black), Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo), Tim Holtz Blending tool, Rangers Stickles (Diamond), Tim Holtz paper distresser tool, Studio Calico wood veneer, Prismacolor Pencils (PC946, PC939, PC901, PC904, PC908, PC912), Odorless Mineral Spirits, white pearls, embossing tool, wood veneer, sewing machine
 
The picture was taken during our honeymoon 7 years ago in Jamaica and it was such an amazing experience to swim with the dolphins! The new Under the Sea Collection is simply perfect to scrap this picture of me with two dolphins!


I used the Vintage Morning Background PreCut Set to make my flowers and filled the cluster with leaves, corals, shells, octopus and sweet little turtle!

I die cut some shells from the papers and added them as a small cluster on the bottom right side for the picture along with a wood veneer for a title.


Here's one last view of the layout so see all the dimension from the flowers and layers!

Here is the step by step write-up for this project:
Distress the edges of a 12”x12 pattern paper with the Tim Holtz paper distresser tool and machine stitch all around it. Adhere over a white cardstock. Distress a 8.5”x10” patter paper, machine stitch around the edges and add over center of page. Add a triangular shaped piece of cheesecloth over the center and add your matted photo over that. Tuck in a white die cut swirl from the Decorative Lattice Swirl Die to the top right corner of the photo. Layer a strip of pattern paper and a die cut border from the Border Essentials Dies right under the photo. Stamp the coral, jellyfish and turtle from the Under the Sea Coral stamp set on white cardstock and color these images using Prismacolor Pencils and blend them with OMS. Die cut the stamped images using the coordinating die. Stamp and die cut using its coordinating die the Vintage Morning Background PreCut Set flowers. Dab a bit of Copper 3D Stamp Paint to the edges to give them a bit of shimmer. Shape and layer these flowers and add pearls to their centers. Stamp and die cut a few leaves from the Open Leaf PreCut Set as well. Arrange these stamped and die cut elements over the bottom left side of the photo. Die cut using the Under the Sea Coral Die a few shells from the pattern papers and arrange them as a cluster on the bottom right side of the photo along with a small wooden veneer for title. Add a few pearls around the shells and on the corners of the cheesecloth to hold it in place. Finally, add stickles to the shells and corals.

Thanks for stopping by! Remember to go to the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and check out what the other designers made with this week! Have a great rest of the week!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

wednesday...Heartfelt Creations

Welcome friends! Today i want to share with you one of the two layouts that I made for Heartfelt Creations Finalist projects.


HCDP1 266 Under the Sea Collection

Other Products: Tsukineko StazOn Jet Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Wild HoneyWalnut StainVintage Photo), Ranger Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool, Rangers Stickles (Diamond), Tim Holtz Paper Distresser, Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils (PC939, PC1003, PC1034, PC903, PC947, PC901, PC908), Gamblin Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits Bottle, Viva Decor .8-Ounce Creamy Paper Pen Color, Cream, embossing tool, sewing machine


I took this picture on our honeymoon cruise in Roatan (Honduras) from the cruise ship. It was soooo gorgeous! The new Under the Sea Collection is perfect to scrap it!


I used the Arianna Blooms Cling Stamp Set and the Delicate Asters PreCut Set to make some yellow blooms.I stamped and colored the turtles, jellyfish and coral and added them to my cluster.


The papers in this collection are simply gorgeous! I layered a few to draw the eye to my photo in the center of the page!

Here's one last view at my full layout:

Here is the step by step write-up for this project:
Distress the edges of a 12”x12 pattern paper with the Tim Holtz paper distresser tool and machine stitch all around it. Distress and ink a 7.5”x10.5” patter paper, machine stitch around the edges and add over center of page. Layer your photo over two coordinating pattern papers and add it over the center of the page. Die cut a border from the Regal Borders and Pockets Dies and tuck it in under the photo. Stamp the coral, jellyfish and 2 turtled from the Under the Sea Coral stamp set on white cardstock, color these images using Prismacolor Pencils and blend them with OMS. Die cut the stamped images using the coordinating die. Stamp and die cut using its coordinating die the Delicate Asters PreCut Set and Arianna Blooms Cling Stamp Set flowers. Ink the flowers with Wild Honey distress ink to color. Shape and layer these flowers and add pearls to their centers. Stamp and die cut a few leaves from the Open Leaf PreCut Set as well. Arrange these stamped and die cut elements over the bottom right side of the photo. Fussy cut a few shells from the preprinted pattern papers and arrange them as a cluster on the bottom of the photo along with a preprinted fussy cut tag for title. Add a few pearls around the shells and add stickles to the shells and coral, jellyfish and turtles to give them some shimmer.

Thanks for stopping by! Remember to go to the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and check out what the other designers made with this week! Have a great rest of the week!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

wednesday...Heartfelt Creations New Release

Welcome everyone! Today is the second Wednesday of the month which means that we have a brand new Heartfelt Creations Release! It's also my first new release with Heartfelt Creations this term and I have to say, it's so gorgeous!

Let me share a little bit about it with you...
Take a walk along the edge of the deep blue sea, feel the warm sand between your toes and breathe in the salty air. Balmy breezes tousle your hair and toy with the exotic hibiscus flower behind your ear as you stoop to snatch a lustrous seashell that has been swept onto the beach with the incoming tide. Cares and worries melt away because life really is better at the seaside. The cool, crystal clear water lapping at the shoreline beckons you and you cannot resist the sudden urge to dive right in. Before you know it you have been submerged into a magical underwater world where you find yourself settling on a jagged reef surrounded with burnished coral, glassy seashells and mystical sea creatures more beautiful than your imagination could ever conjure. A peek behind the coral and waltzing seaweed finds you nose to nose with a school of fish gliding every so gently with their long, graceful flowing tails and glistening scales decorated with an abundance of shimmering and alluring colors. Delicate sea horses and magnificent jelly fish dart and flit among the dancing aquatic plant life as to entertain you with a glorious underwater show being performed just for you. Welcome to “Under the Sea”, the newest collection by Heartfelt Creations. This water themed assembling of magnificent papers, stamps and dies will have you creating ravishing underwater scenes perfect for documenting your seaside vacations, ocean themed altered art pieces or salt water card creations. The tranquil color palette of calming blues, greens and teals, paired with golden yellows, subtle shades of pinks, purples, corals and reds are sure to soothe your soul. Creating projects with a tropical flair that will “make a splash” has been made simple with decorative papers boasting mesmerizing patterns of sea shells, florals, delicate swirls and alluring hibiscus blossoms. The intricate, detailed stamp illustrations of underwater sea creatures, glistening seashells, and exotic hibiscus flowers are sublime for shaping and creating dimensional elements adding a realistic touch to any underwater themed paper craft design. We invite you to take the plunge and come along with us on an underwater adventure as we explore Under the Sea!

Here's my first project using the new Under the Sea Collection:

Supplies:
HCDP1 266 Under the Sea Collection
HCPC 3736 Tropical Hibiscus Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3738 Coral Reef Collage Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3739 Under the Sea Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3740 Heartfelt Wishes Cling Stamp Set
HCD 796 Tropical Hibiscus Die
HCD 799 Under The Sea Die
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter

Other Materials:
Cheesecloth, Cricut Cuttlebug Machine,,Tsukineko StazOn Jet Black, Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils (Spanish Orange, Goldenrod, Peach, Poppy Red, Apple Green, Grass Green, Dark Green, True Blue, Indigo Blue), Gamblin Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits Bottle, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Peeled Paint, Wild Honey), Ranger Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool, Tim Holtz distresser, Recollections Pearls, embossing tool

This collection is simply gorgeous and perfect for using with your vacation pictures! This picture of me was in the Bahamas a few years back.


For the flowers, I stamped and colored them with distress ink and added glitter and a pear in their centers. I also stamped and colored a bunch of those cute fishes and added them randomly to my layout.


Here's another view of the blooms and clustered embellies. I stamped and colored a large shell and a bunch of the little ones. they make great accents for this layout!


I used cheesecloth under my photo to mimic netting and I love how airy and light it makes the layout feel! I used a few pearls in this corner to hold the cheesecloth down here.


Here's one last view at my full layout.

Here is the step by step write-up for this project:
Add a piece of cheesecloth over your background paper from the Under the Sea Collection. Mat your photo with a distressed 4.5"x6.5" pattern paper and add over center of layout as shown. Stamp and color using Prismacolor Pencils the fishes from the Under the Sea Cling Stamp Set, the coral reef border and large shell from the Coral Reef Collage Cling Stamp Set and the small seashells from the Tropical Hibiscus Cling Stamp Set. Add glitter and set aside to dry. Stamp the hibiscus and leaves from the Tropical Hibiscus Cling Stamp Set and add color with the distress inks and blending tool. Shape flowers, add a pearl to their centers, add glitter and set aside to dry. Once dry, add the finished embellishments to the layout as shown. Stamp the sentiment from the Heartfelt Wishes Cling Stamp Set, mat and add to the bottom of the photo. Finally, add some random white pearls to the bottom left corner of the cheesecloth to secure it there.

Thanks for stopping by! Remember to go to the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and check out what the other designers made with this NEW Release! Have a great rest of the week!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

wednesday...Hearftelt Creations

Good morning everyone! Happy Wednesday! I'm so happy to be sharing my first layout with you as a designer for Heartfelt Creations once again! Oh how I've missed this!!!!

So, without any further ado, here's my first layout:

Supplies-
HCDP1 263 Sunrise Lily Paper Collection
HCPC 3323 Large Elegant Word Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3545 Open Leaf PreCut Set
HCPC 3650 Butterfly Medley Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3693 Enchanted Dragonflies Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3720 Sunrise Lily Cling Stamp Set
HCD 759 Butterfly Medley Die
HCD 770 Enchanted Dragonflies Die
HCD 787 Sunrise Lily Die
Lichen Glitter


Last time I designed for Heartfelt Creations I was very pregnant with my baby boy, who just turned 2 years old! My! How time flies!!! This picture I used for my layout this week is of me at about 20 weeks pregnant that my husband took while hiking (yes, we walked and hiked up til delivery!).


I used the gorgeous Sunrise Lily Cling Stamp Set and its coordinating die to make my flowers. I just love lilies (it's actually my mom's nickname for me!- Lili) and I even made my own tutorial and flower back in 2010! That's 6 years ago! But these are so much better looking and easier to make!

Here's a close up of the flowers. i had so much fun making these!


Here's a close up of the full layout. You can see how much texture and depth this layout has!


Here's one last look at the layout:

Here is the step by step write-up for this project:
Stamp a few leaves from the Open Leaf PreCut Set on green cardstock randomly and the Large Elegant Word Background on cream cardstock to make your own pattern paper. Distress the edges of the two cardstocks and layer a 6"x4" photo over it. Adhere over center of background paper from the Sunrise Lily Paper Collection. Cut two circles, 4" and 5" in diameter, from a contrasting pattern paper, ink the edges and tuck in under the photo on opposite ends. For the flowers, stamp and die cut them with its coordinating die. Make 4 large and 4 small flowers using the Sunrise Lily Cling Stamp. Color with Prismacolor Pencils and blend with OMS. Shape your lilies and add glitter to their centers before putting them together. Stamp the swirl leaves twice from the Enchanted Dragonflies Cling Stamp Set unto green cardstock and die cut using its coordinating die. Cut each one of them apart in half. Cluster the flowers, leaves and swirl leaves on the bottom right corner and middle left side of the photo as shown. Stamp, color and die cut using its coordinating die the butterflies from the Butterfly Medley Cling Stamp Set. Shape them and add them randomly to the layout. Add a title over the top side of the layout. Finally, add a pre-printed fussy cut tag from the Sunrise Lily Paper Collection to the top left side cluster and embellish the butterflies with liquid pearl drops.

Thanks for stopping by! Remember to go to the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and check out what the other designers made this week! Have a great rest of the week!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

thursday...Heartfelt Creations DT News!

Hi everyone! Since it has now been posted I can finally share here, I'm back on the Heartfelt Creations Design Team! I'm so excited and happy to be back! It really feels like coming back home for me! I love their products, specially, their gorgeous flowers! Can't wait to share with you some new layouts with their gorgeous new products!

In the meantime, you can see some of my older projects that I've made in the past for them! Come back next Wednesday for my very first layout during this term!

Also, I made a Facebook Page that I'll be sharing all my crafty projects and tutorials with you all. Please Like my page so you can keep up with my work!

Thanks for stopping by! :)