Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Heartfelt Creations: More Timeless Amour...

Hi, there! Here is another card using stamps, paper and dies from Heartfelt Creations newest collection, Timeless Amour.  I love that the imagery, can be used for weddings, loved ones, Valentine's Day or for any special someone in your life!
The instructions and product list for this card can be found below.

HCPC 3500-Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3502-Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3505-Timeless Rosette PreCut Set
HCPC 3506-Passage to my Heart PreCut Set
HCPC 3509-Timeless Sentiments PreCut Set
HCDP1 228–Timeless Amour Paper Collection
HCD 727 Vintage Floret Die
HCD 728 Timeless Amour Die
Product ID: 159223 - Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Product ID: 459222 - Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Product ID: 159723 – Art Institute Glue
other supplies: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Ranger Distress ink in Antique Linen, white card stock, glue gun, Mellow Moss ink by SU
Fold card base so that it measures 4.25" x 5.5" when folded.  Stamp rose vine from the Timeless Rosette set in Antique Linen distress ink to create background on card base.  Ink edges of card base with Antique Linen Distress ink.  Stamp heart image from Passage To My Heart set in black ink onto white Timeless Amour patterned paper. Use matching die to cut out.  Flip the lacy border heart over so that the burgundy is showing. Adhere both hearts to center of card base using Glue Arts glue.  Stamp sentiment from Timeless Sentiments set under heart.  See Emma Lou Beechy's tutorial on how to make dimensional roses HERE.  I used the Timeless Amour patterned paper in burgundy for this.  I stamped the floral images in black and used the coordinating dies to cut.  The Sepal was stamped in green ink and cut using the coordinating die.  When your rose is finished, attach to center of heart.

Make sure you stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog for more inspiration from the design team.


Monday, November 26, 2012

TSOL: Folksy Tree....

Hi, there!  Today I have a card to share using the trees4Christmas set from The Stamps Of Life.  I created a little wintery scene by paper piecing the tree and stamping the stars in white in the background.  The paper is from Simple Stories and Authentique.  I also added some glitter to my snow mound and around the base of the tree.  I added a burlap bow at the top with a cookie cutter charm (I believe I purchased those at Hobby Lobby a couple of years ago).
My house is decorated, so hoping to get some projects done today in my studio!  I did not stamp or do a single thing over the Thanksgiving holiday.  Kind of nice to just hang out!  I wanted to share a photo of my family at Thanksgiving below.  I love how this photo turned out.  I stood on top of my parent's kitchen island to take it.  You can see every single person except for my niece who was in a high chair back in the corner.  Not too shabby!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Heartfelt Creations: Timless Amour Debut

Hello!  Today is the day for a breathtaking new release from Heartfelt Creations.  You are going to fall in love with this collection of stamps, dies and papers.  Vintage, romantic and timeless images paired with intricate dies and mouthwatering papers = LOVE!
Also, today Heartfelt Creations will be donating 10% of all Black Friday (Nov. 23rd) sales towards ChildCry, a non-profit feeding organization founded by Times Square Church.  I always appreciate when my shopping dollars go towards charitable organizations, too.  You will find the product list and instructions for this card below.

HCPC 3506-Passage to my Heart PreCut Set
HCD 728 Timeless Amour Die set
HCDP1 Timeless Amour Paper Collection
other supplies: White cardstock, Licorice ink by Clearsnap, Distress ink in Old Paper, vintage lace, May Arts Burlap string in burgundy, half pearl
Cut card base so that when folded it measures 5.5" x 5.5".  Cut 5.25" x 5.25" panel from Timeless Amour paper so that door and roses are the focal point.  Ink edges of white cardstock base with Old Paper distress ink.  Distress edges of Timeless Amour panel with fingernail or scissors.  Using paper from Timeless Amour and coordinating dies, cut two hearts from burgundy and white paper and layer them together.  Adhere finished heart to center of door image.  Stamp sentiment in black ink to the right of the door.  Weave burgundy twine through vintage lace and adhere to bottom of card.  Tie a loopy bow from the burgundy twine and add a half pearl to the center of the bow.

 Can you believe it? I was also inspired to make a 12 x 12 scrapbook layout using this collection!  I love going antiquing, and I always end up buying vintage photographs.  I always feel so bad, that someone didn't keep these old photos of their loved ones.  Makes me sad.  This photograph is one that I found this past summer.  I decided the colors and patterns were perfect to highlight this old photo.  You will find instructions and product guide below for recreating this page below.

HCPC 3505-Timeless Rosette PreCut Set
HCPC 3507-Timeless Amour Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3500-Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3502-Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCD 727- Vintage Floret Die
HCPC 3303-Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
HCD 701-Posy Patch Die Set
HCD 728 Timeless Amour Die Set
HCDP1 228 Timeless Amour Paper Collection
HCD 712 - Bella Rose Die
HCPC 3390- Bella Rose Leaves PreCut Set

Product ID: 159723 – Art Institute Glue
other supplies:  Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Ranger distress ink in Old Paper and Walnut Stain, Mellow Moss ink by SU, glue gun, Kraft and white cardstock, mini half pearls, MS border punch, Seam binding in ivory, glue dots
Start with a 12 x 12 piece of kraft card stock and ink edges with Walnut Stain ink.  Cut Timeless Amour patterned paper to measure 11.5 x 11.5". Distress edges of paper and ink with Walnut Stain ink. Adhere to kraft card stock base.  Using black Timeless Amour patterned paper and Timeless Amour dies, cut two decorative scroll pieces.  Adhere using Glue Arts adhesive to top and bottom of antique photo.  Stamp Timeless Amour background onto white card stock in black ink.  Distress edges and ink with distress inks in Old Paper and Walnut Stain.  Adhere to back of antique photo so that the "LOVE" is sticking out of the back of photo on left.  Next stamp Bella Rose flourish and leaves in black onto white cardstock.  Use matching Bella Rose die to cut.  Ink leaves with Mellow Moss ink.  Next you will create a smaller and medium rose and a rose bud. Please see Emma Lou Beechy's tutorial HERE on how to create these roses.  Stamp three of the smallest Posy Patch images onto burgundy Timeless Amour patterned paper and use matching die to cut.  Shape and add a small half pearl to center.  Stamp "memories" sentiment in black onto white patterned paper and create a border for the bottom using MS border punch with the black patterned paper.
Now you can start putting your page together!  Adhere the vintage photograph in the center.  Add a seam binding bow to the top of photo and adhere a rose bud to center of bow with a glue dot.  Next glue down the Bella Rose leave/flourish in the loser left corner of photo.  Adhere the finished roses and posy flowers with glue and glue dots.  Adhere you "memories" sentiment to the lower right of vintage photo.
This is a close up of the paper roses I made.
Make sure you stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog to see more inspiring projects from the rest of the design team!

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

In Memory Of Beverly...

Hi, there!  Today I am sharing a card I made in memory of my sweet friend, Beverly.  Beverly and I met via SCS about a year ago.  I must say that even though we never met in person, I feel so blessed to have known her and share our love of stamping as cyber buddies.  Beverly recently lost her battle to cancer.  Through it all, she remained positive and courageous.
Her sweet daughter was nice enough to send me a box of Beverly's stamps, so I sat down and created this card in her memory.  It made me smile to be able to use her stamps to create this card. :)

The trees are from Northwoods stamps and the sentiment is unknown. 

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, November 19, 2012

TSOL: New jar dies!

Hello! Today I have a fun card to share using a new jar die from The Stamps Of Life.  The jar die matches the set, jars4candy set.  I also used the candy2share set, and masking, to layer my candies in the jar.  To create the jar shaped card, I just die cut two of the jars.  On the jar for the back, I scored a line about 1/4 inch down from the top and put a piece of score tape just above it.  This allows the card to open nicer.  I used Stephanie's inks in Strawberry, Licorice, Spearmint, Grape, and Banana.

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, November 17, 2012

What's The Buzz?

Hi, there!  Today I have a CAS card to share using the bee4me set from The Stamps Of Life.  I stamped the bee body in Licorice ink by Stephanie Barnard and the yellow is Crushed Curry from SU.  The card base is also Crushed Curry.  I added Glossy Accents to the wings and sprinkled with Fairy Dust Glitter by Donna Salazar.  I paper pierced around the border.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Heartfelt Creations: You're So Thoughtful...

Hello!  Today I have a Heartfelt Creations project to share with you all.  The only thing stamped on this card is the sentiment.  I just love the gorgeous designer papers that Heartfelt now carries.  I love using the journal boxes as focal points on my cards.  Get ready for a new release next Wednesday! You are going to LOVE it! ;)
Instructions and product list to remake the card above are below.

HCPC 3363-Inspire Me Sentiments PreCut Set
HCDP1 224 Classic Editions Collection
other supplies: white cardstock, brown cardstock, Chocolate ink by Clearsnap, Distress ink in Old Paper, May Arts Ivory burlap twine, vintage button, oval punches by EK success
Fold white card base to measure 4.25" x 5.5". Ink edges with Old Paper distress ink.  Cut journal box from Classic Editions paper.  Cut a panel from green Classic Editions paper measuring 1.5" x 5.5".  Adhere green paper strip to left side of white card base.  Adhere journal box overlapping the green panel.  Stamp sentiment in brown ink onto white cardstock and punch with an oval punch.  Punch a scallop oval from brown cardstock and layer those together. Adhere to center of journal box.  Make a loopy bow from twine and tie a button to the center.  Adhere finished bow to upper left corner of journal box.

This fits The Paper Playtime challenge-autumn colors
Divas by Design-anything goes challenge
Simon Says Challenge-Thanksgiving/Thankyou
Tuesday Alchemy-anything goes

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you check out the Heartfelt Creations blog for more inspiring projects by the design team.


Monday, November 12, 2012

Peace, Love, Noel...

Hello!  Can you believe that Christmas is just 43 days away? I know I can't! I need to get busy on some shopping.  I used a The Stamps Of Life set for this card called trees4Christmas.  I stamped the tree in green and then used a copic marker to color in the circle ornaments.  I used some new Trendy Tape to anchor my tree and stamped the sentiments in black below the washi tape.  The card didn't seem balanced so I added some baker's twine to the left side.

This is for the CAS-ual Friday's challenge 78-create a card with something torn on it (my washi tape is torn!)
This also works for Make It Monday.
Southern Girls challenge-Christmas project

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, November 10, 2012

TSOL: Buzzing by...

Hi, there!  Today I have a Flip-It card to share with you using new stamps from The Stamps Of Life.  I love the Flip-It dies created by Stephanie Barnard for Sizzix.  They are so much fun, and kids of all ages love opening them.  I always have a hard time keeping my boys away from them if I had made one and leave it sitting on my desk!
I used two sets on this card-bee4me and hive4bees.  I pieced the bees onto the blue card base, and then added glossy accents to their wings.  The floral paper is by Crate Paper, and the twine is from The Twinery.  I also used a SU corner punch for the corner pieces on both sides.
I always have a difficult time photographing these cards, so you can see how neat they are!  Below you can find them open on both sides.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend!


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Heartfelt Creations: Organic Fillers....

Hello!  Today I have a card to share using some stamps, papers and dies from Heartfelt Creations Classic Editions collection.  I love the images in the Organic Fillers set.  I wanted to show that they can be used individually and not just as layers, and fillers with flowers.  You can find the product list and step by step instructions for this card below.

HCPC 3354-Classic Message PreCut Set
HCPC 3486-Organic Fillers PreCut Set
HCD 724-Classic Editions dies
HCDP1 224-Classic Editions Paper Collection
other supplies:  Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Distress ink by Ranger in Antique Linen and Walnut Stain; text from an old book; May Arts burgundy burlap twine; kraft and black card stock; 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" square punch
Fold kraft card base so that it measures 4.25" X 5.5".  Cut 4 squares from black card stock using 1 3/8" square punch.  cut 4 squares from book text using 1 1/4" square punch. Ink edges of text squares with distress ink.  Adhere text squares to black card stock squares.  Stamp two pomegranate images onto burgundy patterned paper, and two pomegranate images onto green patterned paper. Use coordinating die to cut out.  Layer just the burgundy pomegranate round shape onto top of the green pomegranate shape (paper piece).  Next stamp two of the artichoke images onto the green patterned paper.  Use coordinating die to cut.  Adhere all four finished organic images to the center of the four squares.  Adhere the four finished squares to the card base creating a square block.  Stamp sentiment in black ink towards the bottom right of blocked images.  Tie burgundy burlap string into a loopy bow at the bottom of the card.

Make sure you stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog for more inspiring projects from the design team!


Monday, November 5, 2012

Birthday Diamonds...

Hello!  Today I have a CAS card for you, using some different dies and stamps from The Stamps Of Life.  I created the diamond pattern using one of the chevron dies from TSOL.  It worked perfectly with the pattern on the frame stamp from the set, labels4cutting.  The labels in this set match the Sizzix Framelits dies, Fancy Labels #4 by Stephanie Barnard.  I also used Stephanie's Licorice ink by Clearsnap on this card.  The frame and sentiment is popped up using foam dots.
This card was easy and quick to make.  Perfect masculine card to keep in your birthday stash!

I am entering this card into this week's Casual Friday's challenge-to create a masculine card.
I am also entering this into the Make It Monday challenge
For the Sentimental Sundays challenge-add dimension.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, November 1, 2012

TSOL: If Friends Were Flowers...

Hello! Did you all have a wonderful Halloween?  Ours was cold and rainy, but the boys had fun.  Will did not want to dress up this year, but I told him he had to at least wear a mask.  He ended up staying out the entire 2 hours and came back with a HUGE bag of candy. It is really kind of ridiculous how much candy he received.  My little guys have been way more interested in the "giving" of the candy in recent years (which I think is super cool). They stayed out about 25 minutes and were happy to come back to pass out candy.  They sat out in the cold till the bitter end, too!

Okay...the card.  I made this card with Stephanie Barnard's new Framelits and stamp sets for Sizzix.  I love these sets that come with matching stamps and dies.  This set can be found here.  I layered two of the flowers together, stamped the sentiment in black, and inked the edges with distress ink.  The background paper is from Prima, I believe. It was in my scrap bin!

This is for the PaperPlay Challenge-Thanks A Bunch
DYSU Challenge-brads
The Paper Shelter-anything goes

Thanks for stopping by!