Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A Harvest of Blessings!

 Hi Friends!

Hope this Wednesday is going well for you!  I've got an easy hanging wall plaque project today featuring Heartfelt Creations Farmers Market Collection

I started with the Paper Collection and fussy cut out the large image of bright ripened vegetables.  I decided to bring the sunflowers in the image to life by stamping and die cutting out some sunflowers from the Classic Sunflower collection in a mustard yellow color.  I added some brown and red highlights to each of the petals and shaped them all with flower shaping stylus tools.

For a slightly different effect, I decided to cut away the centers of my die cut sunflowers and attach just the petals over the image's petals, leaving the brown center of the original image exposed.

For comparison of the two styles, here's another sunflower I created from a past project that uses the whole blossom. Just a different way to create the sunflower.

To finish the project, I simply attached the vegetable image to a rectangle strip that I cut from the Paper Collection that had the large "Harvest of Blessings" script on it.  I layered it with a dark brown and black cardstock panel and a heavy (110#) white cardstock layer just to make it a little more sturdy.  I then added my large eyelets and wire.  My plaque ended up being about 4" x 10" in size.

These are the Heartfelt Creations products I used for this project:
HCDP1-257  Farmers Market Designer Paper Collection
HCPC-3626 Classic Sunflower Cling Stamp Set
HCD-753 Classic Sunflower Die

As always, complete step-by-step details on how I made this project are on the HC Blog today.  Want to see more fabulousness??  Check out what the Design Team has come up with this week!  So much inspiration and creativity!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Altered Spice Rack

Hi Friends!

I have another project using the Farmers Market Collection from Heartfelt Creations today!  I had a lot of fun altering this vintage style, ceramic spice rack that I found at a yard sale awhile ago.  It was incomplete; it normally would have had a little ceramic spice jar in each of the cubby holes (like the one shown in the photo on the left), so it was a bargain that only a crafter would love! 

To begin, I painted the shelving with white "Lace" Chalk ink from the Vintage Market and Design Store (my favorite store in my home town Albuquerque!), and the three spice drawers with "Blue Heron" Chalk Ink.

I lined the surfaces with different patterns of paper from the Farmers Market paper collection and fussy cut out several images from the collection to use on the project.

I die cut jars from craft aluminum sheets and vines from green cardstock using the stamps and matching dies from the collection. 

I attached all the elements with Wellbond All Purpose adhesive and used some styrofoam "cubes" that I just hand cut from packaging material to stand the elements up and towards the front of the cubby holes.

I finished the spice rack with some lace trim and faux pearls as accents.

Run on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog!  There's some amazing altered projects and cards for you to see!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

You're Berry Sweet

Hi Friends,

I have another card showcasing the newest collection from Heartfelt Creations called Farm Fresh!  The images, papers and dies really great to work with, I have enjoyed playing with all the different pieces and parts to this set, it's just awesome!

I selected one 6" x 6" panel from the paper collection that had the sentiment across the top ("Berry Sweet) and another panel featuring berries - Yum!!  I cut apart the layers and reassembled them to create my card front.  I adhered them with dimensional foam tape and also distressed the edges of the inside panel.

I stamped and die cut vines from the collection to add to the front panel and then gave the berries some dimension with Viva Decor Glass Effects Gel in Crimson.  I finished it off with a cute little gingham bow that I had in my stash. 

I hope you get to stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog today - there's lots more brand new projects posted today to inspire you with the products! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Farm Fresh is Here!

Yay!!  Can't tell you how excited I am about the August Release from Heartfelt Creations today!! "Farm Fresh" is fabulous, fun, fantastic, and yes, my favorite!  Yes, really, this is my favorite! The colors, the images, the possibilities are endless.  The paper collection is packed with so many wonderful cut-apart pieces and panels, I absolutely love this collection.  So, let me tell you about my card now!

I used two card panels, and my favorite Gyro-Cut craft knife to create this card front.  The images are all fussy cut from the paper collection, with the exception of the wine flask and jug.

I used craft aluminum to create the flask and jug and shaped them much like I did the feathers from last month (see here).  There are coordinating dies to cut them out perfectly and you have a great little stash of jars and jugs to play with!

I shaped the jars from the back side and since they are aluminum and prone to "bending", I filled them with Dimensional Mod Podge so that they would stay rounded and hold their shape.

The apple images, "with Love" tag, and "Preserved" banner are all cut from the paper collection.  I love the bold colors, they make me happy!!

Please stop by the HC Blog today to see so many amazing projects with this new collection.  I know you're going to fall in love with it too!!

Have a blessed week everyone!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

100+ Degrees -- Let's Talk About Christmas!

Hi Friends!

We're hitting our stride here in Texas - going for 100 PLUS degrees everyday for the next two weeks.  Sunday we should be up to 107 according to the weather guy!!  What better time to talk about Christmas!!  Snowmen, fire places with stockings, hot chocolate, lots of wrapping and card making!!  Wooo Hooo!!

Today's cards are made with the Heartfelt Creations Sparkling Poinsettia Collection that I have devoured!!  It's such a great collection to get you going on your Christmas cards, quick and easy and many very elegant!  I just can't say enough about how easy it makes the task of creating multiple cards!!

Be sure to check out the HC Blog this week!!  Not only are there many more creative samples for you to enjoy, but there's also a sneak peak at the August collection (HOORAY!!) coming next week!  I'm beyond excited about the new one -- It is amazing and totally different from what you're used to seeing from HC!!  I know you'll love it!!

Have a blessed week everyone!!   Thanks so much for stopping by today!