Wednesday, September 26, 2012

So Thankful!

I found out some fantastic news! I am a semi-finalist for the Heartfelt Creations Design Team.  I completely love their products, and have been on the team before - and really missed working with them.  I sent in three projects for the submission, and would love to share them with you, but... one has been picked up for publication (woo hoo!), one is still being considered for publication (fingers crossed) and the final one will be on the May Arts Blog on October 11th ( and I don't want to spoil the surprise).  A little bit of panic set in, as to what I could share with you, so I made a new card for you.

The design team process is a little different....the semi-finalists have been chosen, but they are counting on people to vote for the finalists.  You must choose at least 5 of your favorites, and when you do, you are entered to win a $50 Heartfelt Creations Gift Certificate!

I used several stamp sets on this one - Flora Grande 1(HCPC3375); Flora Grande 2 (HCPC3374) ; Distressed Leaves (HCPC3376); Swirly Autumn Leaves (HCPC3328).

My flowers were embossed with Wow Gold Embossing Powder, and then colored with Viva Decor Gold - and then lightly spritzed with Smooch Spray in River Mossy.  I also added a little bit of Gala Glitz Glitter (Blue Waltz). May Arts Ribbons were layered across the card and for the bow: Crochet with Velvet Center 372-1-34 and Sheer/Center Band QM18.   Papers were from DCWV Rustic Stack.

Now, I can't show you my submission projects, but I can give you just a couple of  tiny peeks.
I'm really thankful that you stopped by my blog to see my creations and hope that if you like what you see you will go to the Heartfelt Creations blog and vote for me - Gini Cagle.  Thanks again!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Keep Dreaming

  I have a sweet card to share with you today, that's a really simple fold, but it looks great.  You just start out with a hexagon shaped card base, make a couple of scores with your Scor-pal and you are in business!

Designer Notes:

  1.  Cut a Hexagon from cardstock with all sides 3.5” long.  Place the hexagon on the Scor-pal with the points faced right and left.  Score from top left corner to the bottom left corner, and from the top right corner to the  bottom right corner, to form a rectangle in the center of your cardstock. Fold the triangular sides in towards the center. Ink all edges.

  1. Cut another hexagon from patterned paper, with sides each 3” long. Cut two triangles from this by cutting off the two pointed sides, ink the edges and adhere to the outside of the cardbase.
  2. Cut from a coordinating paper, a panel measuring 3 ¼” x 5 ¾”.  Ink the edges and glue to the center of the cardstock.
  3. Cut a tag, 3” x 5”. Decorate the tag with a printed panel from the paper collection, matching stickers, paper flowers, die cut leaves and lace. Position the tag inside the card, and use a Crop-a-Dile to punch a hole through the tag and card.  Secure the layers together with ribbon.
  4. Punch a small hole on the point of each triangle, and use Baker’s Twine to secure the card closed. 
Scor-pal Scoring Board and Scor-Tape

Patterned Papers, Stickers: Carta Bella – Beautiful Moments

Cardstock: WorldWin Papers ColorMates – Mustard

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies: Flourish Leaf Strip (B178)

Kaisercraft Mini Paper Blooms – Honey (F645)

May Arts Ribbon – 7/8” Solid/Ivory Check (AKB10); 5/8” Crochet (361-58-10); Baker’s Twine (412-10)

Clearsnap Mix’d Media Inkz – Leather


Fiskars Fuse Die Cutting Machine


Monday, September 24, 2012

Rock On!

I had the opportunity a couple of weeks ago to attend a concert by Gary Sinese and the Lt. Dan Band.  It really made for a great evening and all of the proceeds go to buy medical equipment for wounded Veterens.  It was really a touching evening, and just had to share it in a layout.

I see tons of sketches now with a fish-tailed banner, and instead of just having straight lines, I used the negative side from one of the Lace Corner sets.  It added a little extra design element.  Look at the purple mat behind the main photo, and you can see I used the Foliage Embossing Plate to create a subtle design.
I love how many tons of flowers you can make by combining all of the Cheery Lynn Designs Build a Flowers (and there are more on the way!)
Can you believe the carnation and the pansy were both made from the Build a Flower 2 Set? Such great versatility! The Daisy was made with the Stacker Flower 2. I used the Embellishment 2 for the Pansy centers.

The Clematis was made with the Build a Flower 1. So many flowers and these won't wilt!
Thanks for stopping by today!  If you are ready to get out your Cheery Lynn Designs dies, why don't you play along in our week's challenge of Keeping in Krafty (use Kraft paper). We would love to see what you create!
Patterned Papers: DCWV - Bouquet De Fleur
American Crafts Thickers
Webster's Pages Sparklers
Flower Soft
DCWV: September Stackaholic Template Challenge
Simon Says: Emboss It

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Faith Makes All Things Possible

I've been itching to get my hands on some of the new Farmhouse Papers - and this week I did! I love these papers - awesome designs and fantastic quality.  These papers and chipboard are from the Fair Skies - Dawn Collection.  I used the JustRite Stampers Faith Set for my Sentiment and frame, and added May Arts Grosgrain Ivory Stripes Ribbon and Crochet Trim with some Kaisercraft Flowers.

JustRite: Be Supportive
Mojo Monday: Sketch