Tuesday, November 25, 2014

tuesday...Heartfelt Creations November Alumni Hop

Welcome everyone to my blog for the Heartfelt Creations November 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 29. If you win, please send an email to Emma Lou and write "Winner of November Alumni Hop" in the subject line.

Hop ends on Friday, November 28th at midnight.

Here's my 4.25"x5.5" card:

The background of this card is made from scraps! I trimmed the strips to 4" and just added them to a scrap 4"x5.25" paper to hold them all together. I then machine stitched around the edge and randomly in between the strips.

I made a few vintage flowers and added some foliage and butterflies. Also, even though it looks elegant and big it is still standard A2 size and fits in a regular envelope for shipping. It's a win win!

List of Heartfelt Creations products used:


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

Your next stop is: Mary Faus

Here's the blog hop order in case you get lost:


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Sunday, November 23, 2014

sunday...OWH love/valentine cards

Happy Sunday! Today I want to quickly share some Love themed cards that I made for Operation Write Home!


I had so much fun playing with pink and reds since these are not colors I use often. Most of the papers are scraps (they were just too pretty to throw away!) so I made good use of them!

Here are some close ups:

This card is loosely based on Sketch #242.


This one is for the ODBD November Challenge (use hearts!). I like how simple but elegant it came out!


This one was a lot of fun to make! I saw the idea on pinterest and had to try it! I did include a few butterfly among the flowers and I love how it adds a little bit extra to the heart!


I was definitely thinking Spring with this "Thinking of you" card! Notice the boy and girl bird? (*heart*)

This one is based on Sketch #241 and is one of my fav!

Last but not least, this layered card uses bold patterns and colors but everything comes together because I used the black cardstock (and ink and faux stitching) to bring it together. I love that butterfly!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and have a great week!

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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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