Saturday, March 5, 2011

Heartfelt Creations Thank You Blog Hop

Welcome to the Thank You blog hop for Heartfelt Creations. I can't even begin to tell you what a blessing it has been to serve on this design team. Emma Lou and Linda are the most generous, uplifting and inspiring people that you could ever hope to work with. Every month I am amazed at the new releases that they come up with. Thank you so much ladies for allowing me to share your designs and thank you for creating such brilliant products! This team has really been a family, and I have been very privileged to design alongside such talented artists. We have not only shared art, but we have shared joys and sorrows and have been there for each other. Like I said, a true blessing!

I hope that you have been inspired by this team's creations that we have shared with you over the past six months- and I really hope that you have your own growing collection of Heartfelt Creations too! If you don't, I imagine, you may want to start after you have hopped along with us!


HCPC 3318 Daisy Patch Flowers PreCut Set

HCD 703 Daisy Patch Diecuts

HCPC 2252 Stem and Leaves PreCut Set

483d Thank You Flower

Spellbinders Lacey Circles Decorative Elements dies

Here is the entire blog hop list, in case you get lost - but, you should be hopping to the very talented Kerry next!



Gini ( you are here)














Friday Sketchers: sketch
Wild Orchid: anything goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show: stamp and ephemera (flower is stamped on vintage dress pattern)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Chapel Road Stamps Inspiration

Well, today is my first official post for the Chapel Road/Class Act Design team. I hope this card will bring some cheer to you today!

I stamped the Butterfly Background using Versamark ink, and embossed it in gold. Then I sprayed Glimmer Mist in various shades of orange over it to color my background paper. I stamped the sentiment from Butterfly Square using Versafine ink in onyx black and tore the edges. I added some ribbon and black pearls to my layers to finish everything off.

There are challenges on the first and last Friday of the month - so we hope you will come check it out at the Class Act Blog. We would love to have you follow us!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! I've got a couple of cards for Heartfelt Creations to share today. Next week we will have a new collection to reveal, and you are going to love it!

Stained Glass Tulip Card (5 x 6)

HCPC 3361 Semper Augustus Tulips PreCut Set

HCPC 3364 Stained Glass Background PreCut Set

HCD 710 Decorative Oval Window Die

Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles

Other: Copics ( RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99, YG03, YG95), Glimmer Mist (Periwinkle), Smooch (gold), Bo Bunny patterned paper, Bazzill cardstock, Clear embossing powder, purple embossing powder, ribbon, pearls, Versamark Embossing pen, Versamark ink

Stamp the tulip image onto Cryogen White paper using black Memento ink. Color with copics. Color over the entire image with the Versamark pen and emboss the image with clear embossing powder. Take the stained glass background and stamp over the image with Versamark embossing ink. Emboss using the purple powder. Spray the entire image with Glimmer Mist and wipe off the excess. The Glimmer Mist will not color the areas that are embossed. Cut the image to fit inside the Decorative Oval Window.

Cut, emboss and stencil an oval window. Use Gold Smooch to add the stenciled highlights. Attach the stained glass image. Cut the largest die from the Lattice Rectangles and run ribbon through. Use dimensional adhesives to glue the layers together as shown. Add pearls to finish.

Unfailing Love 6 x 6 card

HCPC 573 Pansy Frame Precut set

HCPC 3312 Uplifting Scriptures PreCut Set

Spellbinders Floral Doily Accent

Other: Copics, Bazzill cardstock, bling, ribbon, distress inks

Stamp the pansy frame and color with copics. Fussy cut inside and outside the frame. Ink the edges with Peeled Paint distress ink. Stamp the sentiment on cardstock and mount the frame on top of the sentiment with dimensional adhesives. Cut, emboss and ink the decorative strip from the Floral Doily Accent set. Add ribbon to finish

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Happy Birthday to the Beary Scrap Challenge Blog!

I have been so blessed to be a part of the Beary Scrap's DT since we started - which was one year ago! This week we are celebrating with a birthday theme. Today is also the first day of our new sketch challenge.

Here are the details for my card:
Designer Paper and Banner Stickers: My Mind's Eye; Lost and Found
Cardstock: Bazzill
Dies: Spellbinders Parisian Accents, Floral Doily Accents
Stamps: Heartfelt Creations Inspire Me; Stem and Leaves
Pearls: Kaisercraft
Vintage seam binding

Monday, February 28, 2011

JustRite Challenge

This is a card that I made using Graphic 45's latest collection - Le Cirque. This is such a fun and whimsical line - I just love it!

The current challenge at JustRite is Direct to Rubber. I chose to use the Rock and Roll technique to add two colors to my stamp. The sentiment was stamped separately in black ink and covered in glossy accents. All of my stamps are from the new You Inspire Me set - such a gorgeous set!

JustRite: Direct to Rubber
Creative Cutter: Graphic 45

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Graphic 45 Love

I really love Graphic 45! So of course, when I saw that they were holding a DT call, I knew that I wanted to give it a try. Their paper and embellishments are like no one else's. The vintage style, the colors, the imagery...every thing about this line is so creative and wonderful - and it fits my style of crafting to a tee! I'd like to share with you some of my favorite Graphic 45 projects.

Le Cirque

Curtain Call

Domestic Goddess

Blackboard/ Altered Silver Serving Tray

Steampunk Debutante

Once Upon a Springtime

Mixed Collections

On the Boardwalk