Monday, March 9, 2015

monday...boy Easter card

Today I want to share a sweet Easter card that I made for my son Josiah.

I found the bunny on Pinterest (where else?) and thought he would go so well in a boy Easter card and I was right! He looks adorable sitting among the handmade flowers (Heartfelt Creations) and leaves.

I pop dotted him to give him some dimension and added him over the gorgeous die cut doily by Cheery Lynn Designs (I can't get enough of this doily!). I added clear dew drops to the flowers' centers and used some twine and lace to soften the card up a bit.

Here's one last look at the sweet blue card for my baby boy! This will be his second Easter and he's not even one yet!

I'm entering this card in:
Dies r Us Challenge 21-Monochromatic

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

saturday...Heartfelt Creations February Blog Hop Winner

The winner for the Heartfelt Creations February Alumni Blog Hop is

Carolanne Wright

Please send an email to Emma Lou at and write "Winner of February Alumni Hop" in the subject line to claim your prize.

The winner of the blog hop will have 72 hours to claim their prize otherwise another name will be draw. 

Thanks to everyone who participated and commented during the blog hop! We really appreciate your comments! Please come back and join us at the end of next month for the March Blog Hop!

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

tuesday...Heartfelt Creations February Alumni Hop

Welcome to my blog for the Heartfelt Creations February 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, February 28. If you win, please send an email to Emma Lou and write "Winner of February 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, February 27 at midnight.

Here's my 6'x6" Valentine's Day card for my hubby:

I wanted a romantic but guy friendly card for my hubby for Valentine's Day and this is what i came up with. I distressed the edges and used a few layers of papers and cardstock in brown and blue. I used blues and yellows for my card and added just a few red punched hearts.

I used banners since it's a bit more masculine than circles or ovals for the sentiment. I also made sure to machine stitch all the layers for a little more rugged look. Finally, I added a mini copper brad to each corner to accomplish the masculine look on the card.

These sweet little birds turned out so cute! I'm in love with these new stamps and dies!

Here's another quick look at the details in the front of the card.

Of course, I had to go a step further and do something on the inside as well. I stamped the three birds one more time and colored them to symbolize our family of 3. My hubby loved this little touch!

List of Heartfelt Creations products used:

NOTE: The sentiment stamp is now discontinued.

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

sunday...OWH 4-way sketch #248

Hi everyone! I managed to get a few minutes to myself after the baby fell asleep last night and I made 4 very different cards from the same sketch (Sketch #248) for Operation Write Home. You can see the sketch HERE.

I admit that it was out of my comfort zone but that made it challenging for me which means that I had to try it a few different times!

Here are the cards that I made:

I made a Love, Masculine, Kid and Feminine following the same sketch and I love how they all turned out! I used the same card base and generic sentiment so that they can be used for any occasion by our Heroes.

Card #1:

I always struggle with children cards but I picked up this little dinosaur at Hobby Lobby last week and I'm having so much fun using him in my cards! I made the card bright and happy and used primary colors for it.

Here's a close up of the card:

Card #2:

My second card is a Feminine card that can be used for Easter or even Mother's Day. It's pretty, pink, and it has tiny flowers and rhinestones on a soft cream background. I machine stitched the edges and doodles with a white pen around the circles to give it a coherent look.

Here's a close up of the card:

Card #3:

This is my Masculine card and just like most people, I have trouble making these but I'd say that this was a success! I love how the greens and blues work together so well with the brown and the buttons bring them all together! Remember that for OWH you need to use very thin buttons (the size of a man's shirt button).

Here's a close up of the card:

Card #4:

My last card is a Love card and I kept if simple and bold with the black embossed background and pops of red and pink. I did use glitter on my hearts but I sealed them with glossy accent. Remember that we can't use loose glitter on our cards for our Heroes because that can endanger them.

Here's a close up of the card:

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Monday, February 16, 2015

monday...Cheery Lynn Designs

Good morning everyone! Today I have a round easel card to share with you using my favorite doily die-the Cheery Lynn Designs English Tea Party Doily! I love their dies so much that I'm submitting this card to their DT Call.

I made a Thinking of You card and I just love the end results! Of course I had to make my own flowers using Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies! I also used those fluffy new birds by Heartfelt Creations. They are so cute!

I layered two pattern papers and distressed each layer and machine stitched them over the doily to create a layered and soft look.I handmade my flowers using the Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies from white cardstock and colored them with distress ink. The little birds I colored with Prismacolors and a little OMS to make the colors blend easier.

For the inside for the card, I made a layered flower cluster using the new tiny flowers from heartfelt Creations and another little bird. They add such a nice dimension to the card and it doubles to prop the easel card open!

Here's one last look at the easel card all propped open! I just love making these! They are so fun, easy and very elegant looking!

Here's a quick video to show you a tip that I've been using for the longest time and thought I would share: use a large embossing tool to lightly go over an intricate die cut to get rid of the tiny extra papers. If everything doesn't come out on your first try, flip it around and do it to the other side too. It works like a charm!

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