Tuesday, September 21, 2010


I have some very exciting news to share with you - I have been asked to join the Heartfelt Creations Design Team!!!! I feel so thankful and blessed to be a part of this team. If you are not familiar with this company, let me just say, you are going to love it! And don't be surprised when this is the Next Big Company! HC designs the most wonderful stamps and exclusive Spellbinder dies to match them! Oh my goodness. I saw them for the first time at CKC - Charlotte, and it was love at first site! My official term will start October 1st, but I just had to start sharing with you.

My project today is a layout - and I have to say it is my most favorite layout - evah! Are you checking out that fabulous 3-D Sunflower? Yep, that was made with Heartfelt Creation's Aztec Gold Sunflowers 2 - and this one uses Spellbinders Blossom 2 (bet you already have that nestie at home - so now, all you need are the stamps!)

I wanted to try my hand at My Mind's Eye sketch for the month - and the theme was "thanks". I really didn't have a picture that expressed how I envisioned this layout, so my sister and I took my 4 year old nephew out to a historic little church, near where we live. We had so much fun taking pictures of him - and we captured this shot, that I think really shows a thankful heart. He had so much fun throwing the leaves up in the air and watching them fall back down.

Thank you for looking!

My Minds Eye: Sketch/Thanks
Practical Scrappers: Ribbon
The Town Scrapper - We're in Stitches
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Fall colors
Alota - DIY flowers
Lexi's Creations - use a photo
Spoon Full of Sugar - anything goes
ABC - "d" Distressing
Crafty Creations - Falling Leaves
Creative Inspirations - 2 or more stamped images (layered, stamped sunflowers)
The Pixie Cottage - Fun and Games
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Grunge


JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful project! Congrats on your DT position.


HappyCrafter said...

Gorgeous! Love that flower, and everything about the layout and all the distressing. Your little works of art are humbling :-)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!! Your photo is fabulous and the distressed layout is perfect! Thanks so much for playing the Crafty Creations challenge with us!

Miesje said...

Very pretty with all the layers and dimensions! Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Kelly Schelske said...

Congrats Gini!! This is absolutely wonderful! thanks for playing along with us at The Town Scrapper!

Nancy said...

Congrats on making the DT!
Your layout is beautiful!!!
Thank you for joining me & the other Design Team members for this week’s Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge! We really appreciate you joining in with us!

mforquer said...

This is beautiful - very detailed and such rich textures and depth. Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations this week!

Saskia said...

Great to see your work at Crafty Creations Challenge! So beautiful and unique!
Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Sweet greetings, Saskia
(guest designer)

Cheryl said...

oh wow you never let us down hun your card as always is just pure delight that flower is just amazing,stunning layout too, congratulation on your DT post hun so well deserved bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week hope to see you again soon love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Lori said...

You know how much I love this layouts...it's beautiful. Your work just continues to get better and better and you're such an example and inspiration to so many people. I'm so proud of you.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful project and I love that flower and the swirl, simply gorgeous. Tracy Evans x

craftyb said...

stunning project...I LOVE this! Thanks for sharing at Crafty Creations! bx

Terry said...

Beautiful and elegant project. Just love this!

Tanya R said...

WOW! I love the card, and the papers used. Thank you for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I love the different layers! Great colors and image, too!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!


Katie said...

Stunning layout and fabulous photo!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

GaMtnScrap said...

Oh, my, your layout is GORGEOUS!! I can see why you made a DT! (Congrats!) I love everything about your layout--the 3D sunflower, the ribbon pleating, the paper distressing, EVERYTHING! And I had to do a double take on the picture when you told how you'd just taken it, I thought it was a true heritage photo to begin with! Awesome awesome page!

Thanks for joining the challenge this week at Practical Scrappers, and for sharing your beautiful page!

Becky said...

This is just breath taking..All the details and colors are fabulous.Thank you for joining us at Stamping Sisters in Christ.

Samantha T. said...

Oh my this is amazing! Your attention to detail is incredible.

Distressed Miss said...

What a stunning creation I love it. Your distressing is amazing.
Thanks for joining us at ABC.

Adrina said...

Beautiful and that flower is awesome!!
Thanks for joining the Pixie Cottage this week and hope to see you again next week.
Adrina XX

Amber said...

Congratulations on being chosen for the DT!

Thank you for taking the time to participate in our challenge. Your layout is beautiful!

Lexi said...

Stunning sweetie...always a pleasure to pop over and see your creations:D thanks for playing at LC

hugs Lexi xxx

Autumn said...

WOW!!! This is awesome, I love all the detail!! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's!

Sharon said...

Stunning work! That flower is drop-dead gorgeous. Love the attention to detail and the fantastic colours and papers.
Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage Challenge.
Sharon xx

Emma and Susan said...

WOW, what an absolutely gorgeous layout, love the shabby chic look and that flower, fabulous.
Love and hugs
Susan and Emma