Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Heartfelt Creations Alumni DT Blog Hop - February

Welcome, to the February Edition of the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog hop! The hop runs now through Friday night - at midnight.  And one lucky commenter, chosen from one of the stops on the blog hop, will win a $25 gift certificate to HC.  How great is that?  You get to hop around and see some wonderful projects, plus have the chance to win some goodies of your own!  The winner will be announced on Saturday, February 28th.

Today, I created a CAS card - but it makes the sentiment really stand out.  I used the Arianna Birthday Stamp Set (HCPC 3612) and framed it using Spellbinders Delightful Foliage die. 

Be sure to hop the rest of the list and leave some love for your chance to win the HC gift certificate.

Blog Hop List

Sunday, February 22, 2015

St. Patrick's Art Tag

St. Patrick's Day, and all that is green is soon approaching. It just so happens that green is my favorite color - any shade possible! To celebrate, I thought that an easy mixed media tag would be fun to put together.


St. Patrick's Art Tag Supplies:
 Step 1. Cut tag from green cardstock and emboss with folder.
 Step 2. Sand the raised areas. 030
 Step 3. Paint the edges of the tag.

Step 4. Spread Creative Medium through stencil and sprinkle with glitter. Allow to dry.
 Step 5. Arrange ribbons on the tag and nestle printed paper as shown.
 Step 6. Ink the edges of the foam shamrock and add to the ribbons along with small green flowers.

 I hope the luck of the Irish is with you this season! Thanks for stopping by.   ~Gini

Friday, February 20, 2015

Image Transfers with Imagine Crafts

Today, I'm up on the Imagine Crafts Blog, with a video tutorial on image transfers using Imagine Crafts' Creative Mediums.  I hope you will check it out!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Discover Your Passion

It turned out to be a day of experimenting  with colors and mists ( and yes, I still have the proof on my fingertips!)

IndigoBlu stamps used: Bloomin' Great; Crackleglaze Background; Discover Your Passion

Inspiration Photo + Ombre Effect
I was inspired by the colors and the layered swirls - I created the ombre on my background - and turned it sideways so the darkest color was to the left and it gradually lightened.

Lindy's Stamp Gang
LSG products used:Embossing Powder:  Hyacinth Blue Jade , Magic Moon Pearls , Midnight Ruby

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Good Wishes

The winter storms are about to hit, but I would like to wish all of my readers a bouquet of good wishes (and some spring weather too!)  I just finished up this card for fun.  The poppy  stamp was so easy to fussy cut - and made such a lovely border.  I colored it with my Spectrum Noir alcohol pens, and added a little shading with their pencils from the Primaries Collection.

Chocolate Baroque - February Color Challenge
Spectrum Noir - February Challenge (CR8,CR10 - plus the pencils)

Chocolate Baroque: Poppy Edges, Mackintosh Sentiments
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, Colored Pencils
May Arts Ribbon
Core'dinations Cardstock
Darcy Poppy Field Embossing Folder
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Inks

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Flower Pot Card with Hidden Tag

We still have weeks more of winter, but I am already yearning for the warmer days of spring. I adore the bright and beautiful flowers of the season, and find that they lift my spirits like nothing else. I find that I often start making cheerful projects to help me get over the winter blues. This fun card is sure to brighten someone's day as well.


Flower Pot Note Card Supplies:

Step 1. Score a piece of cardstock along the top edge of the card base (large enough to accommodate the flower pot die). Tape the die so the top cutting edge is off of the cardstock, and cut.


 Step 2. Die cut the smaller sized flower pot and distress the surface with the Sand-It Gadget.


 Step 3. Machine stitch the smaller pot onto the larger one, leaving the top open to form a pocket.
 Step 4. Decorate the flower pot with die cuts and ribbons.


 Step 5. Use the smaller die to draw a line to trim a large tag, so that it will fit into the pocket, while leaving enough visible at the top to add flowers.


 Step 6. Decorate the tag with flowers, ribbon and vellum sentiment.


 Step 7. Slide into the pocket to finish.


 I hope that I have put a little spring into your day! Thanks for stopping by. ~Gini

Monday, February 9, 2015

May Arts and Faber-Castell Week

 Welcome to a fun week of inspiration with May Arts Ribbons and Faber Castell!  Be sure to see the rest of the design team's gorgeous creations all week long - and leave some love for a chance to win a $50 prize pack of Faber Castell goodies and 3 rolls of May Arts Ribbon of your choice!

I decided to make a small canvas and incorporate loads of texture and bright cheerful colors.  I added  some May Arts gold mesh to the base of my canvas and used gelatos to add bright colors.  I stenciled over that using the Whipped Spackle.  My flowers were stamped and watercolored using the Big Brush pens.

May Arts Ribbons
Stampendous Jumbo Lovely Garden
Creative Embellishments Chipboard
Wow Embossing Powder






Monday, February 2, 2015

Mixed Media Faux Metal Heart Video Tutorial

I recently saw some vintage folk art hearts, made from hammered tin, and decided to challenge myself and see if I could make something that looked similar from paper.  So here are my results, and if you would like to see how I created this,  please watch my video.

Imagine Crafts:  StazOn Studio Glaze: Silver, Gold; Delicata: Silver, Bronze;  StazOn  Midi: Cloudy Sky; VersaMark : Inkpad, Pen; Embossing Powder Silver; InkBlusher
DCWV: Premium Paper Collection – Burlap
Core’dinations:  Silver Vellum
Fun Stampers Journey: Lace Background Stamp
PaperArtsy: EclecTica EDY01 Stamp Set
Spellbinders:  Grand Caliber Machine; Gilded Life Collection: Petite Monarch Die; Large Heart Bezel
Ice Resin
Creative Paper Clay
Golden:  Black Gesso
Beacon Adhesives:  Zip Dry
Other:  heat tool, aluminum foil, metal sheet, ball stylus,  microbeads, frame


Friday, January 30, 2015

May Arts Ribbonista's Valentine's Day Hop

Welcome to day 2 of the May Arts Ribbon Valentine's Blog Hop! Be sure to visit all the designer's posts and leave your own love for a chance to win some goodies from the Ribbon Lady.

I've put together an easel card using some of my favorite ribbons for valentines.

May Arts Ribbons:
Partners In Craft Supplies:
Scor-Tape, Scor-Pal
Authentique 6 x 6 Smitten Collection
Core'dinations Cardstock
Ki Memories Stickers


·         Virginia Fynes

·         Tracy McLennon

·         Rhea Weigand

·         Mary Brockway

·         Mallika Kejriwal

·         Lalo IK

·         Karen Hanson


·         Karen Baker

·         Jennifer Davey

·         Jenifer Cowles

·         Jen Shears

·         Gini Williams Cagle

·         Emily Lanham

·         Charlene Driggs

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop - January

  Welcome, to the January Edition of the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog hop! The hop runs now through Friday night - at midnight.  And one lucky commenter, chosen from one of the stops on the blog hop, will win a $25 gift certificate to HC.  How great is that?  You get to hop around and see some wonderful projects, plus have the chance to win some goodies of your own!  The winner will be announced on Saturday, January 31st.

  I played with the new Birds and Blooms Collection.  I love the delicate flowers in this set.

Heartfelt Creations: 
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko:
Memento - Rich Cocoa
VersMagic: Spanish Olive, Aloe Vera
Brilliance: Pearlescent Orchid
May Arts Ribbon: 
HA-78-02 Double Faced Satin
Want2Scrap Pearls
Spellbinders Die
Crafter's Companion Embossing Folder

Blog Hop Order