Friday, November 28, 2014

New Product Debut: Garden Romantique Collection!

Hello Friends!

It's Black Friday, is it a mega shopping day for you?  To me, it's a bonus day to hang out in my craft room and create!!  Yay!

Today the amazing Heartfelt Creations Design Team is showcasing a new release called the "Garden Romantique Collection" over on the Nov. 24th page of the HC Blog!  Be sure to check out the new intro video and the tons of inspiration!  Here is the official release description to give you a feel for all that it includes:

  • Love is in full bloom with the Romantique Garden collection from Heartfelt Creations. A romantic symphony composed in subtle shades of pink, fuchsia, green, cream and charcoal harmonizes beautifully with picturesque images of dainty hummingbirds, devoted love birds, graceful swans and delicate bleeding heart bushes. Ornate ironwork backgrounds are in perfect harmony with layered elements of vintage sheet music, lace, flowing handwriting, scrollwork, florals, stripes and flourishes. Six hand drawn stamp sets capture the idyllic beauty of a peaceful garden where swans glide across the surface of a glassy lake, nesting lovebirds are wreathed in flowers, and hummingbirds sip nectar from blossom laden branches of exquisite beauty. The coordinating die cuts feature elegant swirled stems, a graduated set of bleeding heart blossoms and a majestic pair of swimming swans. Dreamy and idyllic, uplifting and inspiring, romantic and moving as a masterfully scored concerto, this enchanting collection is a celebration of love and life amidst the extraordinary beauty of nature.
And here are a couple of cards I made with this super sweet and unique collection.  I fell in love with it almost immediately!

For this Hummingbird card, I stamped and die cut the bleeding hearts and vines with the die collection and assembled them across two different panels from the coordinating paper collection.  The hummingbird image is actually pre-printed on the paper!  I trimmed around the border of the top maroon panel so it became a "shaped" card.  So quick, easy and fun!

This card demonstrates the versatility of the collection, both in color choice and occasion. Fun and versatile and perfect for the special person in your life, weddings and Valentine's day!  Instructions for both my cards, in complete detail, can be found on the Heartfelt Creations Blog here -- along with an amazing collection of samples made by the Design Team!  Stop by to see all the possibilities!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Mini Wind Chimes Ornament

Hi Friends,

Today I have an altered project for you using my Heartfelt Creations goodies!

I purchased an unpainted wood wind chime awhile back from Hobby Lobby.  All these light weight wood products are hard for me to resist; they're inexpensive and my brain kicks in to crafty mode when I see one that is begging to be altered!!

I started by tracing the wood panel onto HC papers from the Once Upon a Time collection and then made some flowers using Tattered Blossoms stamps and dies from the Old English Garden collection.  I assembled some gold plastic floral branches and mini dollhouse birds along with my flowers onto the covered panel and that was pretty much it!  Full instructions, products listing, and details on making it can be found on the HC Blog today!

Be sure to check out all the newly-posted fantastic and inspirational Heartfelt Creations work by the amazing Design Team on the Heartfelt Creations Blog today!!

TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Special Wishes Cards - Heartfelt Creations

Hello Friends!

Here are two cards I created for Heartfelt Creations this week!  It's such a great feeling to be working with the awesome products from HC, I'm still pinching myself about being on the Team!!

The first card I made uses stamps, dies, and paper from the Classic Sunflower Collection.  I've always loved the Fall color palette and this set just lends itself so well to those colors!  I just love working with it! 

My second card is made using a couple of different collections by HC.  So much variety and versatility with these products!!

I used the Majestic Blooms collection, the Once Upon Time collection and Cut Mat Create collection.

All the step by step details on how to make this card are posted on the HC Blog today so I hope you'll pop over there to check it out along with some other pretty fantastic samples created by the rest of the Design Team!!

TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Design Team Announcement!

Hi Friends!

To those of you that didn't "get" to hear my insane SHRIEKING when I learned I had actually been selected as a new member of the Heartfelt Creations Design Team, this post is for you (LOL)!!  I received the awesome news last month and have since been gearing up to start my new HC journey!  Thank you so much to friends and family that put in your votes -- I'm grateful!!

I'm very excited and can't tell you how much I've been inspired by the encouragement and validation of being part of this team! I'm so looking forward to this opportunity!  My first "official" post as a DT member is posted today on the HC Blog -- please pop over there to check it out if you get a chance!

The wall hanging shown in the lead photo of this post (and to the left here) was one of the items I submitted for the final phase of the DT application.  It's totally made of paper, stamps and dies from the HC Classic Sunflower Collection that was released in September 2014. 

Along with the wall hanging, I submitted this easel card that included decorative "lady bug pins" and a pin holder that I made with the same Sunflower Collection. If you click on the image to the left, you can get a better look at the pins.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll continue to check in every Wednesday for all my upcoming Heartfelt Creations projects!


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pop Up Cats and Dogs Card

Hello friends!

I made this "Pop Up Box Card" for my BFF, Sandy, who wanted to do a swap with them!  I have to say it was so much easier than it looks to make.  I'm so glad I said "yes" and tried it out!  Very fun -- thanks Sandy!!

I used Graphic 45 "Raining Cats and Dogs" collection to create the card and all the picture embellishments.  The only other paper used was a piece of 12x12 back cardstock.  I followed the instructions on Splitcoast found here

I selected several images from the paper collection and fussy cut them for use inside the box. I also used coordinating chipboard pieces that are part of the same collection.  I added a Tim Holtz Swivel Hook and Chain to the chipboard piece on the front flap of the card.  I also added some tiny red fabric flowers from JoAnns. 

This is a look at the card "flattened" for shipping.  Super fun project and I will definitely be making more of these!

TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!