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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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

tuesday...Heartfelt Creations July Alumni Hop

Welcome everyone to my blog for the Heartfelt Creations July 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 02. If you win, please send an email to Emma Lou and write "Winner of June Alumni Hop" in the subject line.

Hop ends on Friday, August 01 at midnight.

This month I have a special project to share with you. This is my first layout for my son's album! My son just turned 3 months old and this is the first page that I've finished for his album. I'm doing a Project Life style album for him where I take a photo each day and journal a bit about that day (milestones, funny stories, etc). This is his Week 06, back in May. I do not scrap in order as you can see but I think it's more fun that way!


I used the gorgeous Sweet Lullaby Collection for this layout. I just love the soft colors and gorgeous, intricate dies in this collection! Of course, the stamps are simply perfect for making little embellies for his album!

Here are a few close up of the layout:

For my title/date card I die cut a white carriage and adhered it over a light blue paper and then fuzzy cut around it. I added some wooden buttons to the wheels, a Noah's Arc image inside the carriage and a 'it's a boy' ticket to the carriage. I also stamped and fuzzy cut the baby block and pop dotted the Y.


I made these embellies using by punching out a 1" circle, inking the edges with light blue ink, and adding an epoxy sticker over it. It adds a touch of homemade to my layouts!


I made a few sentiment pennants and added them to some of the photos.


I cut a tag and added it over the top right corner of the large photo. I also made another epoxy sticker and used it together with the tag.


I fuzzy cut another tag and used it in the bottom right photo of me and my son. I made yet another epoxy sticker and added to the bottom left side.

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

Your next stop is: Cibele Glazer

Here's the blog hop order in case you get lost:
Vicki Dutcher - http://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/2014/07/heartfelt-creations-july-alumni-hop.html
Lisa Nazario-Gregory http://what-a-beautiful-mess.blogspot.com/2014/07/heartfelt-creations-alumni-design-team.html
Candy Slabaugh http://candyscreationsblog.blogspot.com/2014/07/july-heartfelt-creations-alumni-design_29.html
Alissa Wells http://willrunforstamps.blogspot.com/2014/07/love-lives-here-heartfelt-creations.html
Glenda Brooks - http://glendabrooks.blogspot.com/2014/07/heartfelt-creations-july-alumni-design.html
Amarilys Doria - http://amadrian8.blogspot.com/2014/07/tuesdayheartfelt-creations-july-alumni.
Cibele Glazer http://flowerfoot.blogspot.com/2014/07/july-heartfelt-creations-alumni-dt-hop.html
Selma Stevenson: http://selmasstampingcorner.blogspot.com/
Sarah Miller: http://plainandfancypapercrafts.blogspot.com/2014/07/heartfelt-creations-july-alumni-blog-hop.html
Mary Faus: http://merrymstamper.blogspot.com/2014/07/heartfelt-creations-alumni-dt-july.html
Caroline Duncan: http://stampingsandinklings.blogspot.com/
Emilia van den Heuvel http://few-favourite-things.blogspot.com/2014/07/heartfelt-creations-alumni-designers.html
Lisa Allen- http://toddandlisacreations.blogspot.com/

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

tuesday...Heartfelt Creations June Alumni Hop

Welcome everyone to my blog for the Heartfelt Creations June 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, June 28. If you win, please send an email to Emma Lou and write "Winner of June Alumni Hop" in the subject line.

Hop ends on Friday, June 27 at midnight.

and here's the 5.5"x5.5" birthday card that I made using the Sweet Lullaby Collection:


I made this card for my mom whose birthday is tomorrow! (Happy Birthday Mom!). The loves doilies, flowers and all things pretty so this image and flowers were perfect for her birthday card!

For this card, I distressed the background and added it to a white 5.5"x5.5" cardstock. I stamped the sweet little girl with her kitty image and colored her with Prismacolor Pencils and blended them with OMS. I matted the image on green cardstock and added it to the center of the card. I die cut a white carriage and cut it to make 1/2 of a doily. I then threaded some red ribbon through it and added it to he right side of the image. I die cut a munch of the sweet lacey flowers, inked their edges to give them a vintage look and layered them. I added large pearls to their centers to continue the lace, vintage look of this card. I stamped and die cut some leaves and scattered them in the two flower clusters around the stamped image. I also stamped the sentiment and cut it out in a pennant and added it to the top right cluster. Finally, i added some liquid pearls to the clusters and stickles to the flowers and colored image.

Here are some close ups of the card:






Here's one last look at the whole card:


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

Your next stop is: Lisa Nazario-Gregory

Here's the blog hop order in case you get lost:
Giovana Smith: http://giovana-believe.blogspot.com/
Candy Slabaugh http://candyscreationsblog.blogspot.com
Amarilys Doria: http://amadrian8.blogspot.com/2014/06/tuesdayheartfelt-creations-june-alumni.html
Lisa Nazario-Gregory: http://what-a-beautiful-mess.blogspot.com/
Vicki Dutcher: http://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/2014/06/heartfelt-creations-june-alumni-hop.html
Cibele Glazer http://flowerfoot.blogspot.com/2014/06/june-heartfelt-creations-alumni-dt-blog.html
Selma Stevenson http://selmasstampingcorner.blogspot.com/
Emilia van den Heuvel - http://few-favourite-things.blogspot.com/2014/06/heartfelt-creations-alumni-designers.html
Linda Loew: http://lindamloew.blogspot.com
Glenda Brooks: http://glendabrooks.blogspot.com/2014/06/heartfelt-creations-june-alumni-design.html
Mary Faus: http://merrymstamper.blogspot.com/2014/06/heartfelt-creations-alumni-dt-june.html
Sarah Miller: http://plainandfancypapercrafts.blogspot.com/2014/06/heartfelt-creations-june-alumni-dt-hop.html
Alissa Wells- http://willrunforstamps.blogspot.com
Lisa Allen- http://toddandlisacreations.blogspot.com/


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