Thursday, March 15, 2012

thursday...Heartfelt Creations

Hi everyone1 I'm back! My internet died 3 days ago and now is when they finally fix it! This is why I missed yesterday Heartfelt Creations Wednesday but here it it-on a Thursday! :)

We are pleased to introduce the My Guy Collection. This is a set for your best buckaroo. This collection comes with a lively farmstead, frolicking horses, and sentimental sayings in fonts that have as much attitude as your special man does. With a western flare of attitude, this set also contains cowboy hats and boots, and a variety of landscape stamps to create that perfect scenic creation you have been dreaming of. There are 7 new PreCut Stamp Sets and one beautiful new exclusive Spellbinders die designed for Heartfelt Creations.

Leave a comment on the HC blog by March 20 to be eligible to win the entire release valued at $141.92. The winner will be announced on March 21 on the HC Blog.

Heartfelt Creations:
HCPC 3456 Western Bronco Precut Set
HCPC 3457 Birch Tree Precut Set
HCPC 3462 My Guy Precut Set
HCD 720 Western Broncos Die
Rose Creations Shapeabilities
317430 Cuttlebug machine

Other: Pattern paper-Vintedge (Ratchet) and FabScraps (Classic Black Lace), Kasiercraft Lace Pack-Natural, Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint), StazOn Archival Ink (Jet Black), Tim Holtz Blending tool, Crafter’s Cord True Hemp (Camouflage), hemp cord, blue felt, brown buttons, acrylic paint (white, cream), cardboard,

I just love this new collection-although I seem to be saying this with every new collection release! This collection is awesome for those so hard masculine layouts and cards. I really enjoyed working on this masculine layout and you know I don't say this often!

I distressed all the layers to give them a worn and old look (perfect for guy pictures!).  Above are two close ups of the layout where you can really see the distressing. This being a masculine layout, however, did not stop me from using lace and flowers.

I made the flowers using the cardboard box where the new set came in! i love recycling this way!

Here's another close up of the flowers. I used acrylic paint to distress them a bit and added buttons for the center to keep them more masculine.

I added a 'rope' embellie (hemp cord wrapped around my hand 3 times with a know to hold it together) and felt blue boots.

I also used cardboard for the background. I stamped and colored with distress ink the birch tree (Vintage Photo and Peeled Paint). I love this watercolor look!

Finally, for my title, I stamped the background word stamp My Guy Precut Set and cut out the words My Guy and matted them on brown cardstock.

Here is the step by step write-up for this layout:
Randomly stamp the dust image from the Western Bronco Precut Set on the polka dot pattern paper using brown ink. Distress with a pair of scissors the edges of the pattern paper, make random tears, and use brown ink with the blending tool to age the paper. Do the same thing with the blue pattern paper which measures 10”x10”. Glue the polka dot paper unto a black cardstock and place the blue pattern paper in the center. Take a cardboard and tear out a piece. Also, using the Shapeabilities Rose Creations, die cut one of the second largest, two of each size down from the cardboard. Using acrylic paint in white and cream as well as Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain distress ink, distress the cardboard background shape and flowers until you are happy with them. Adhere the torn cardboard to the background off center. Build your flowers by layering the two largest ones and keeping the other ones as a single layer. Fold the petals inwards to give them shape. Finish them by adding a button with a hemp cord knot in each of their centers. Stamp the birch tree and color using Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo distress ink and the blending tool. You do not want it to look perfect but you are going for a rustic and old look. Fuzzy cut and adhere the tree unto the background. Mat your pictures unto a cream colored, distressed photo mat and add to layout, as shown. Add a piece of lace under the pictures. Stamp and die cut two horseshoes, distress, and add in each side of the lace. For the cluster, stamp and die cut a pair of boots from blue felt. Roll a piece of hemp rope around your hand 3 times and make a knot to secure it. Die cut a few green leaves and mold them with your fingers to give them shape and dimension. Adhere the flowers, leaves, rope, and boots to the corner of the picture as shown. Finally, stamp the My Guy Precut Set on cream cardstock. Cut out the words MY and GUY, mat unto brown cardstock and lightly distress them with the blending tool to give them an aged look. Pop dot these two words and add to the top right side of the picture.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I have a few more things to share with you about Heartfelt Creations before you go though.

Design Team Call: There are only 3 days left to submit a design team application. If you are passionate about stamping or scrapbooking, and love Heartfelt Creations products, CLICK HERE, for more details.
{Their DT is amazing and if you love making flowers, I say-APPLY!)   
Vote for your Favorite Designers: When we announce a new design team call that also means that we have a tough time deciding which of the current designers continue on the HC design team. We decided to do things a little differently this time and are giving you the opportunity to get involved and vote for 5 or more of your current favorite design team members. You can CLICK HERE and submit your vote. When you vote, you will also be entered into a drawing to be eligible to win a $50 HC Gift Certificate. You can only vote one time and you have to select 5 or more to be eligible to participate. Voting ends on April 13th, 2012
{Please go and vote for your favorite Designer. I'm afraid that this might be the end of Layout Designers for Heartfelt Creations since they have a stronger Card followers than Layouts followers so please take a minute and go vote-you can even win some free goodies from them!}


  1. I love this layout - you've coordinated the colors and textures perfectly with the photo! Outstanding page.

  2. Ow wow! That's a beautiful colour combination.. i love the vintage look, also gorgeous pictures!

  3. What a fabulous design and such beautiful papers and elements! Chanelle xx

  4. Sorry for your internet woes! Been there, done that! Love your project this week. The blues are gorgeous and those flowers are fabulous!


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