Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Heartfelt Creations-Hydrandgea

It's Heartfelt Creation Wednesday.  And look no Christmas Cards today!!!  It actually looks like spring has sprung on my blog right.  Oh, this was so much fun to do.  The idea took hold and away I went.  This is called a tent topper card.   Here is a list of supplies.
Heartfelt Creations
HCPC 3301 Hydrangea/Posy Branch PreCut Set
HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
HCD 717 Layered Scalloped Posy Die
HCD 713 Decorative Lace Border
HCD 701 Posy Patch

Other:  Cheery Lynn Designs Die Fanciful Flourish, Gold Seed Beads, Recollection Pearls, Recollection Pearl Flourishes, Green Grosgrain Ribbon, Crystal Stickles, Tim Holtz Distressing Tool, Green, Dark Green, and White cardstock, designer paper, Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive, 1/8” sheer ribbon.

Copic Markers:  For flower-B21, B23, B26, B41   For Leaves-YG03, YG11, YG63

 Be sure to check the Heartfelt Creations blog for the complete directions on how to make and create this card.  Thank you so much for stopping by today for a visit.  Here's wishing you a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year

Monday, December 26, 2011

Magnolia Altered Box Gift Card Holder

Today I am off from work so I though I would play along in the SCS challenge for Boxing Day to make a thank you card/gift card holder.  This is an altered "Laughing Cow" cheese box. I spray painted the box white and cut out circles to fit the inside of the box as well as the bottom and top. I die cut one large circle from the Spellbinders large circle set to layer on top of the designer paper. Then the large doily in the Parisian Motifs Shapabilities out of silver glitter paper. The next layer is the medium doily from the Floral Doily Motifs Shapabilities.
I distress inked the edges of the white die cuts with Stormy Skies Distress Ink. The flower is from Rose Creations Spellbinders die. The pretty floral is from Michael's Ashland Floral Bush. It was decorated with silver stickles. The branches are a Martha Stewart Punch. The Thank You sentiment is from the dollar bin at Michael's.

Thanks for taking a peek. I hope you had a blessed Christmas and wishing you a Happy, Healthy New Year!

Challenges Entered:
Ooh La La Creations  -  Anything But a Card
Pollycraft  -  Punch It
Stamps are Us  -  Angels
There She Goes  -  Thank You, Gratitude
Sparkles Forum  -  Anything but a Christmas Card
Totally Tilda  -  Thank You
Designed 2 Delight  -  Pretty Gift Card Holder
Mark's Finest Papers  -  Anything Goes
Jellypark Friends Challenge  -  Anything But a Card
Just Add Ink  -  Just Add Fancy Packaging
Just Magnolia  -  White plus One Color

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Have a Beary Merry Christmas

This might be the very last Christmas Card that I show you for the 2011 Christmas Season. I saved the best for last. After all, anyone that knows me knows I am a "Bear Collector". Don't you just love the Popcorn Bears. He is so sweet catching snowflakes in his Santa hat. I get the warm fuzzies looking at this card.
I have a hard time taking pictures of cards that are red. I took this outside and it didn't come out any better than the artificial light. Trust me when I say it is pretty IRL. I used polar flower soft on the Santa Costume with fur and sprinkles some glitter in it while the glue was still we. Martha Stewart Arctic Snow punch around the page and doily heart border was used on this card. The bear was colored with copic markers. Sizzix Tom Holtz on the Edge die Snowflakes was used on the top. I applied lots of glitter. I placed a soft fuzzy snowflake from the dollar store under the main focal point and punched a bunch of small snowflakes studded with rhinestones to make it look like Popcorn was catching them in his Santa hat. This card is embarking on a journey today to someones house. You can never have to many bears in your house!!!! Just ask me. lol

Thanks for taking a look today. I feel a little better breathing today, but I hurt my ribs last night trying not to sneeze because it hurts so much to sneeze!!! It's always something isn't it. And my back side looks like it was decorated for Christmas with all the blue I did finish wrapping presents last night and we have downsized the cooking I usually do for Christmas eve and Christmas dinner. That will help-I can rest more. That's it for the news here today. Busy day at work as we are only working a half day tomorrow.

Challenges Entered
Crafting for all Season - Christmas Cards and Projects
Crafts and Me - Christmas Bumper Challenge
Creative Belli Challenge - The word "Christmas" must be on the Card
Divas by Design - Christmas
Freshly Brewed - Christmas
Paper Pretties - Let It Snow
Sisterhood of Crafters - Christmas
Paper Play - Christmas
Oldie But Goodie - Christmas Animal (Must use stamp at least 6 months old)
Papertake Weekly - Last Christmas Card of the Year

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Heartfelt Creations-Altered Poinsettia Box

Welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday. For my project this week, I altered a Dollar Store Gift Box Holiday gift givin. This would be perfect with some homemade cookies or candy on the inside. It's big enough to hold a set of Christmas cards too or some of the small bath and body works projects.
Heartfelt Creations:
HCPC3316 Poinsettia Petals PreCut Set
HCD704 Perfect Petals

Spellbinders: S4-328 Shapeabiliites Foliage

Other Empty Box from the Dollar Store, Versa Mark Stamp Pad, White Embossing Powder, Green Sparkly Foliage, Recollection White Circle Stickers for the centers on the poinsettia and hot glue. White, Red, and Green Card Stock-Scraps were used for this project.

Be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations blog for the detailed directions on how to make one of these. Thanks so much for stopping by today and taking a moment out of your busy schedule.

Had to got to the Doctor's today as I am having problems with breathing again. I got a shot this time and I am not talking about a lemon drop or tequila either. I'm not lucky enough for It is suppose to help me get better quicker so I am not sick for Christmas. No steroids...thank goodness I hope to get rid of this crud sometime soon!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Blue Christmas Without You

I’ll have a blue Christmas without you
I’ll be so blue just thinking about you
Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree
Won’t be the same dear, if you’re not here with me

And when the blue snowflakes start falling
That’s when those blue memories start calling
You’ll be doing alright with your Christmas of white
But I’ll have a blue Christmas

This card was suppose to be for a challenge at SCS that my friend Sue hosted on VSN. The challenge was to make a "Blue" Christmas card. Well, I started out with good intentions, but the rules are you only have 45 minutes to make the card. This card took on a life of it's own and is way more than a 45 minute card-so I never posted it. But I do love it!!

I used Stormy Sky's Distress ink on all my embellishments and lots of glitter. The poinsettia were cut from vellum and Tilda's coat has polar white flower soft.
Here is how I decorated the inside of my card. So I am having a "Blue" Christmas. I would love to have a "Blue" Christmas one year. I think a white tree with blue ornaments would be an awesome decorative touch. When I used to Manage The Heritage Bank in St. Marys Georgia, I decorated the bank with blue Poinsettia and ornaments on the tree. Our bank logo feature blue as the main color so I took the idea from that. It was really pretty.
Challenges Entered:
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Critter Sketch - Let It Snow
Hookedoncraft - Christmas
Kaboodle Doodles - Oh Christmas Tree
Pollycraft - Punch It
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Use a Sentiment
The Ribbon Reel - Shabby Holiday Winter (Photo Inspiration)
Whoopsi Daisy - Sparkle and Shine
Addicted-to-Stamps - Snowflakes
Christmas Card Challenge - Non Traditional Colors
Dream Valley Challenge - Christmas
Gingerloft - Christmas or Winter
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Winter Wonderland
Opus Gluei - I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas
Pile It On - Bling It Up
Just Magnolia - White and one other color

Thanks for stopping by. I am going to bed early tonight-I must have baked 75 dozen cookies this weekend and I am wiped out!!! See you soon

Friday, December 16, 2011

Fred She Said Challenge-Tags/Recipe Cards

Fred She Said is having a fun little Christmas Challenge! The theme is " Make a Christmas Tag OR Share a favorite Holiday Recipe "
The PRIZE is a $25 GC to the Fred She Said Store. There will be one winner chosen randomly. Entries will be accepted until Friday DEC 30th midnight EST. ... more details at the Fred She Said BLOG .
This has always been one of my favorite images from Fred She Said. I just had to make her on a tag. You can find Emma and Chickadee here. I am sure after viewing this tag you really think I can pile on the punches and die would be I love them!!! So what you see here is a combination of different dies. I did a project this week with Rangers Stormy Sky Distress ink in blue so I just used a bunch of left over items. This tag took me less than an hour and it fits beautifully on a Bath & Body Works Anti-Bacterial Soap Bottle. I will be giving this to my son's girlfriend for Christmas. You can see it on the bottle in the first picture. These are the following dies I used.

Sizzix: On the Edge Snowflake Die and Bigz Pine Tree
Cheery Lynn Doily Dies-Italian Flourish(I cut mine in half to shape it on this tag)
Martha Stewart: Himalayan and Arctic Snowflake
Crimper for the piece behind Emma and Chickadee
Pieces were glittered with Recollection Crystal

This will be my last post as a Fred She Said Design Team Member. It is with great sadness that I will be resigning as a DT member. Fred She Said was the first Design Team I was ever on. Thank you so much Tracey for having me for such a long time. I really enjoyed my time and all the beautiful creations I made with your images. I am going to take you up on your offer and come back again at a later date!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Heartfelt Creations-Cozy Winter Day

Welcome to another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday. And boy I have big news for you. Heartfelt Creations is having a Christmas Gift Giveaway that you don't want to miss. Here is the information that you need to be a part of the "Giveaway"!

Heartfelt Creations Christmas Gift Certificate GiveAway:
As a thank you to all our loyal HC customers, Heartfelt Creations will be giving away 50 - $50 Dollar Gift Certificates on December 21st at 9PM EST. On December 21st we will be providing you with the direct link to the giveaway page on our blog, Facebook and email. Once the page goes live you submit your information and a $50 gift certificate will automatically be emailed. Once the 50 gift certificate limit has been reached it will be indicated on the page. Mark your calenders and make sure you are available at that time, they will be snatched up quickly!

Wow Ladies-Mark your calendars and get ready!!!!

Here is what I used to make this card:

Heartfelt Creations
HCPC3356 Cozy Winter Days PreCut Set
HCD710 Decorative Oval Window
HCD702 Decorative Butterfly/Border

S4-317 Nestabilites Fleur De Lis Rectangles
S5-055 Shapeabilities Layered Poinsettia
S4-328 Shapeabiliites Foliage

Other: Martha Stewart Himalayan Snowflake & Arctic Snowflake Punch, DecoArt Snow Writer, Art Glitter 85 Crystal Ultrafine Transparent, Recollection Pearls, Wired Sheer Ribbon, Black, White, Green, and Red Cardstock of choice.

Be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations blog for the complete directions on how to make this card. Thanks for taking a look. I will be back with more creations this week as I have been working in my craft room. Thanks so much for leaving a comment!
Challenges Entered
Creative Card Crew - Tis the Season Creative Craft Challenges - Faux or real Stitching Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT - Bingo (Ribbon, Flowers, Punches/DieCuts) 2 Sisters Challenge - Christmas CES Challenge - A Traditional Christmas Craftyhazlenut's Christmas Challenge - Traditional Christmas One Stop Craft - Traditional Christmas Colors Delicious Doodles Challenge - Xtravagant Xmas Pattie's Creations - Christmas Stampin' for the Weekend - Christmas

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Heartfelt Creations-Pine Cone Boughs

This is my second creation this week for Heartfelt Creations. I decided to play with the Pine Cone in the Holly Berry Filler PreCut Set. I just love working in layers and die cuts and punches. This card is really layered and it was so fun to do. I must admit that I enjoyed putting puzzles together when I was younger and working with layered cards is like putting puzzles together. It's cutting die cuts and punches and arranging them to fit together in a pleasing Here are the products I used.

Heartfelt Creations
HCPC 3326 Holly Berry Filler PreCut Set

Shapeabilities-Holly Motifs
Shapabilities-Fancy Tags Two
Nestabilities-Large Circles
Nestabilities-Large Scalloped Circles

Other: Martha Stewart Ribbon Loop Punch Around the Page, Cuttlebug Holly embossing folder, Rangers Vintage Linen Distress Ink, Ranger Enamel Accents, Art Glitter Crystal, Pearls, Diamond Stickles, sheer 1” ribbon. Paper: Green, White, Brown-cardstock (CS). Small print Green Designer paper.
Here is a close up of the pine cone so that you can see how I did the "snow".

So there you have it. Yesterday I had the pleasure of celebrating my Birthday (Oct 25) with my dear friend Peggy. We went to Longhorn's for lunch-Lobster Chowder and Strawberry Chicken Salad. It was so good I ate every bit of Peggy surprised me with a My Story Binder and a beautiful black rhinestone cuff bracelet-it's gorgeous. I can't wait to try the Binder out. Thanks so much Peggy for the celebration and gifts I really enjoyed it-I am so glad we waited until I was back to myself again after that crud I Enjoy your day and see you back here again soon!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Heartfelt Creations - Friends Door

Today Heartfelt Creations is having a joint Christmas blog hop with Scrap Mart . Be sure to check out the blog for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate. The blog hop features several fantastic companies that are participating and giving away prices. You can find out all the detail here at the Heartfelt Creations Blog.
LinkToday's card was made with the Vintage Door PreCut Set. It is an inspiration from decorations that I put up in my foyer in my own house. I tried to recreate the feeling of Christmas from my hometown in New England in my house here in GA. It has a very frosty icy feel with lots of white and silver accents and the look of the garland that I hang above my door every year. The following is a list of supplies I used to create this card:

Heartfelt Creations:
HCPC 3440-Vintage Door PreCut Set
HCPC 3435-Feather Grass flourish PreCut Set
Shapabilities Layered Poinsettia Die
Parisian Accents Dies
Mega Dies Fancy Tags 3
Martha Stewart Punches: Medium Frond, Branch, Autumn Branch, Versa-Magic, Sizzix Brick Embossing Folder. Silver Embossing powder, Pearls, Silver brad, pearls, ¼” ribbon, Sheer wired Ribbon, Rangers Crackle Paint Picket Fence, Martha Stewart Coarse Crystal Glitter & Tinsel Glitter, Art Glitter Ultrafine Crystal, Diamond Stickles, Tsukineko Brilliance Starlite Silver Ink. Copic Markers: C1 & C3. Paper: White, Green, and Silver Card stock (CS).

This is a close up of the details on the door. I see so much potential for the door for all seasons. It such an awesome image. Be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations Blog for the full directions on how to make this card.

Thanks for taking a peek at today's creation. I hope you are enjoying the festivities of the season. This is certainly a busy time of year. Remember to take a moment and make yourself a cup of tea and relax!

Challenges Entered:
City Crafter - Home for the Holidays
Creative Card Crew - Tis the Season
Paperminutes - Christmas with Non-Christmas image
Bonny Zoe's - Anything Christmas with Pearls
The Crafty bloggers Network - Shades of Winter
Hookedoncraft Challenge - Winter Wonderland
Squigglefly- Base on a Song- Mine is White Christmas
Stamps and Fun - Pearls
Crafty Calender challenge - Cold and Frosty

Monday, December 5, 2011

Snowman Hugs

So what would you think if I told you that this stamp from Stamps Happen was sitting at Micheal's last year for about three weeks for $1.99 after Christmas. I was on the fence as to whether or not to buy it-but after three weeks I thought it was meant to come home with me. So I got it out last week, stamped a couple images and colored it during my lunch. Don't they look like they are all grouped together in a "Snowman Hug"

No die cuts on this card....huh???? Yup just a whole bunch of Martha Stewart Punches. I went punch happy. So what would a snowman hug be like if say for instance you could get one....would it be cold, frosty, wet, squishy, hard as a rock, slippery, icy, glacial, nippy, frigid, or maybe even dangerous. Whatever word you would choose it still would be fun. Thanks for stopping by.

Snowman Hugs,

Challenges Entered
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes Plus Glitter
Karen's Doodles -Recipe Challenge (3 different Embellishments, 2 Papers, 1 Image)
Pollycraft - Christmas Fun
The Pink Elephant - Snowflakes and Sparkles
Truly Madly Craft Challenges- Christmas Image and Colors
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Snowflakes
Come and Get it Challenge - Anything Christmas
Gingerloft - Christmas and Winter
The Ribbon Girl Blog-Jingle All the Way to Christmas-must use Ribbon
2 Sisters Challenge - Punches and/or Dies
One Stop Craft Challenge - Let it Snow
Sweet Stampin Challenge - It' Snowing (Stamped Snowman, Snowflake, Snow People, or Snow)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Heartfelt Creations-Snowmen Melt Your Heart

Oh just look at the face on this Snowman-he does melt your heart. I think he is just adorable. This was posted on the Heartfelt Creations Blog yesterday. I found this pretty paper in my stash that is light blue with red snowflakes-so I let that guide what I was going to do with the colors. Did I mention that I used a lot of die cuts too. I had so much fun putting this together.
Here is the inside of my card. I made it so you can untie the bow and use the ornament I made here to place upon your tree. He is all glittered up to catch the twinkling of your Christmas lights. I just love putting little gifts like this inside of card.

Heartfelt Creations
HCPC 3342 Snowmen Melt Your Heart Precut Set
HCD 708 Decorative Window

Spellbinders Pendant Die Fleur De Lis
Spellbinders Ironwork Motifs

Cuttlebug Vintage Corners
Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Aspen Snowflake
Recollection Glitter Dots
Rangers Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Sheer Wire Ribbon
Plastic Snowflake for Ornament
2 eyelets
Art Glitter Crystal
Stickles (Crystal)

Challenges Entered:
Rainbow Lady's - Christmas Carol (Frosty the Snowman)

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to check the Heartfelt Creations Blog for the complete directions on how to make this card. See you soon!