31 July 2013

Delightful Christmas

Hello friends!! Hope you are having a fantastic Wednesday. Today, I have 2 cards for you!!

We start this this new set "Delightful Doilies" by Dina Kowal, super duper cool, don't you agree? For this card I used my new Memento Luxe Inks, They are pretty cool

Instructions:
  • Stamp doilies on White Cardstock in Memento Luxe Wedding Drees Ink. Add Clear embossing powder and heat set.
  • Sponge around image with Memento Luxe Teal Zeal Ink. Mat this piece with a slightly bigger piece of Red cardstock.
  • Die-cut a Doily border in Ivory cardstock. Adhere it to panel.
  • Add Red Ribbon.
  • Die-cut a banner and stamp sentiment in Teal Zeal (I didn't add clear embossing powder, let it dry for a minute, it dries pretty fast). Add banner to card.
  • Adhere panel to front of card. A2 size.
  • Add red pearls.

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Second card: Since I am still in Christmas mood, I want to share a card I made using the new Poinsettia die that coordinates with Poinsettia set.

Instructions:
  • Make card base from Ivory Cardstock. 5" square.
  • Cut a piece of Patterned Paper, distress all edges, add a piece of red and ivory cardstock and add zig zag stitches. Adhere panel to card base.
  • Die-cut a poinsettia from White Cardstock, stamp image and color it with Markers.
  • Add burlap behind image and adhere it to card.
  • Stamp sentiment on a piece of Patterned Paper, die-cut and add it to card with dimensionals.
  • Add pearls to corner.
  • Add Gold Gala Glitz to center of Poinsettia.

Hope you like my projects!!
Have a great day!

PS: Sweet 'n Sassy now has a Facebook Closed Group, where we share our love for Sweet 'n Sassy, you can request to join the group. BTW, we have a challenge going on, 1 of these cards fits the challenge, prizes included!!

30 July 2013

Altered Journal

Hello friends!!  Today I have for you an altered journal, I bought this little one at the craft store, the cover was really plain, so I decided to add some color, hope you like it.

Directions:
  • Cover journal front with Gesso and let dry.
  • After that, spray mists randomly.
  • Die-cut a Decorative Lace from Vellum, spray it with Candy Apple Red color, then add Gold 3D Paint. Set aside to dry.
  • Create a stencil with a Decorative Lace Border, and stencil front and back of journal in gold paint.
  • Add Decorative Border to journal with Zip Dry Glue.
  • Stamp Dahlia Cluster on a piece of Patterned Paper in Versamark Ink, add White embossing powder and heat set., cut them out and sponge all edges. Create 3 D flowers with foam tape.
  • Stamp leaves on White CS in memento Tuxedo Black, Color them with Copic Markers, then ink all edges with Moss Green Paint.
  • Add leaves and flowers to front.


 
Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
  • HCPC 3545 Open Leaf PreCut Set
  • HCPC 3546 Classic Leaf PreCut Set
  • HCPC 3548 Dahlia Cluster PreCut Set
  • HCD 736 Classic Leaf Die
  • HCD 713  Decorative Lace Border Die
  • HCDP1 235 Burst of Splendor Paper Collection
  • Grand Calibur
  • Gold 3D Stamp Paint
  • Moss Green 3D Stamp Paint
  • Zip Dry Paper Glue

Other Products:
  • Cardstock: White (GKD), Vellum (Stampin' Up)
  • Ink: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Copic Markers
  • Accessories: Journal (LSS), Gesso (Bob Ross), Estate Green Mister Huey's (Studio Calico), Candy Apple Red Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), Foam adhesive, White embossing powder, Embossing heat gun
 
All the products in blue can be found at the Heartfelt Creations Store
 
Hope you like it!
Have a great day!

Thanks a bunch!!

Hello friends! Did you know that Splitcoaststampers is having a "Dare to Get Dirty" event going on right now?! It's full with a lot of challenges and fun, and also prizes!! This is a way to say Thank you to all the SCS members.

I am hosting a really nice and easy challenge, inspired by something very close to my heart, wanna know what it is? Check it out HERE

This is the card I made for my challenge using Dahlia Bouquet and Heartfelt Expressions from Heartfelt Creations. Very clean and simple design with straight stitches :) I love adding stitches to my projects.


Hope you like it and play along too!! I have more projects coming, so stay tuned!

Have a great day!

29 July 2013

Frosty Friends

Hello friends!! Hope you all are having a great Monday! I decided to take the weekend off and have fun with the family, we went to the river Friday and Saturday, we had a lot of fun, boating, tubing, and enjoying the hot weather, I am so "toasty" my back and shoulders hurt yesterday, but I am doing so much better today, with that being said, I am a little behind posting projects here, so I will catch up pretty soon ;)

Today, let me show you a cute Christmas card using "Frosty Friends" image from Great Impressions Stamps. Aren't they cute? We are all thinking Christmas, right?

I also used the Deconstructed Sketch 111 as my inspiration.



Details:
The image was colored with Copic markers and die-cut and embossed with Circle Nestabilities. I die-cut  a piece of patterned Paper then added a lot of stitches. I cut out a couple of numbers from patterned paper and added them to an ivory banner, then added a green button and copper tinsel.
I added little dots of Liquid Pearl to the heat and scarf to the snowmen.
Paper used are from "Times & Season" by Echo Park Paper.



 Now, did you know you can win this stamp? go HERE and answer a very simple question and this cute image can be yours!!

Submitting this card to:

Hope you like it!
Have a great day!!

26 July 2013

SNSS Christmas In July Blog Hop

Hello friends and welcome to our Christmas in July die release and blog hop!  We have two fabulous new dies to share with you that coordinate with two of our already popular Christmas stamp sets from last year---Poinsettia & Vintage Ornaments.
Join us today as we share gorgeous samples feature these two sets with their matching dies and enter for a chance to win them!

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  • Die set includes 4 dies
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Priced at $16.75
  • Coordinates with Vintage Ornaments stamp set 

  • CIJ2

    Here are the projects I made with this set and coordinated dies.

    This card is pretty CAS, the base is a Gold Cardstock, scored each side at 1/4". The panel is 4.5" x 3.15", embossed and added some zig zag stitches. Die-cut ornament and stamped in versamark ink and gold heat embossed. The sentiment was stamped in Coffee Archival. Added a copper tinsel bow.
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    For this second card, I stamped the ornaments in Versamark ink and added clear embossing powder and heat set. Then applied a good coat of Gold Gelatos and rubbed it with a sponge, after that I inked all the edges with Vintage Photo Distress. Cut out a piece to create a window and added a piece of red CS with the sentiment stamped and heat embossed in white. Die-cut a border lace and painted it with carmine 3D paint. Die-cut and stamped and ornament in Olive Archival. Finally, I added pearls.

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    CIJ3

    CIJ4

  • Die set includes 1 die
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Priced at $10.50
  • Coordinates with Poinsettia stamp set

  • CIJ5


    Here is the project I made with the Poinsettia stamp set and new die, this is a glassine bag, I thought it could be a good idea to pass your Christmas cards in a pretty bag, or maybe a Gift Card or something special :)
    The picture doesn't make justice, this poinsettia is really pretty in real look. I first die-cut it in watercolor paper, stamped it in Jet Black Archival and colored it with Inktense Pencils. Then covered the poinsettia with Crystal Lacquer and sprinkled little bit og glitter
    TIP: It's better if you use your finger tips to sprinkle the glitter. Let it dry for at least 1 hour.
    I wrapped Patterned paper, added decorative lace borders and ribbon.






    Now that you've seen the new dies, check out what our DT did with them by clicking the thumbnails below.
    Be sure to leave a comment of each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away each new die set! (2 winners-1 die each) 

    The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Wednesday, July 31st.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Tuesday, August 6th.

    Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!

    23 July 2013

    Have a beautiful day Tag

    Hello friends!! Welcome to another Heartfelt Creations post! Today I have a cute tag with lots of dimension.

    Instructions:
    • Cut a piece of Burst of Splendor Paper Collection and cover Large Tag. ink all edges with Tattered Ink.
    • Dry embossed medium tag with Chevron folder, ink all edges.
    • Stamp big Dahlia image from Dahlia Cluster set (x4) on Burst of Splendor Paper Collection in Versamark Ink, add white embossing powder and heat set. Cut out all the flowers from the images. Create 3D flowers with big images.
    • Stamp and die-cut leaves (x2), ink all edges with Moss Green Paint.
    • Add small tag to big tag.
    • Add flowers and leaves.
    • Add swirl rhinestones.
    • Stamp sentiment on tag in Jet Black Archival Ink.
    • Add twine.





    Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
    • HCPC 3545 Open Leaf PreCut Set
    • HCPC 3548 Dahlia Cluster PreCut Set
    • HCDP1 235  Burst of Splendor Paper Collection
    • HCD 732 Decorative Flower Pot Die
    • HCD 736 Classic Leaf Die
    • Grand Calibur
    • Moss Green Metallic 3D paint

    Other Products:
    • Cardstock: Ivory (GKD)
    • Tags: Kraft Tags: medium and Large size (Ranger)
    • Ink: Versamark Watermark (Tsukineko), Jet Black Archival, Peeled Paint Distress, Tattered Distress (Ranger)
    • Accessories: Swirl Rhinestones (Zva Creative), B/W Twine (The twinery), Chevron Embossing folder (Stampin' Up), Foam adhesive

    All the products in blue can be found at the Heartfelt Creations Store

    Hope you like it!
    Have a great day!

    22 July 2013

    Dove of Peace

    Hello friends!! Hope you are having a fantastic Monday!! I am back in my craft room after having a relaxed weekend!! Last Saturday was my Anniversary, 11 years of marriage! My husband thought that it could be fun to take me to the Craft Mall!! I had so much fun, he was so patient, I walked and walked and he just followed me, LOL. After that we went to P.F.Chang's for dinner, it was our first time there (we don't have one in town, we travel 80 miles to get there), they treated us so nice!

    Anyway, did I mention the weather  was HOT, HOT, HOT!! Oh goodness, the funny thing is that in our way back home one of those digital thermometers indicated 136F, we just laughed so hard!! but seriously felt like that.

    Ok, back to craft talk {wink, wink}. I have a Christmas card!! Hey, never to early to start talking about Christmas.
    This is a very cute image from Great Impressions called "Dove of Peace". I just tried a very CAS style, I heat embossed the image using Gold embossing powder, the embossing folder is from Stampin' Up, matted the Ivory panel on Gold cardstock and added pearls!! Very easy and fast creation.



    Hope you like it!!
    Have a fantastic day!

    18 July 2013

    Princess

    Hello friends!! Hope you are having a great day! I have a very cute baby card for you today! I love making baby cards, and this one is just adorable. I decided to try again the 3D Paper Piecing Technique.

    Directions:
    • Make card base from Cotton Candy Cardstock (Bazzill). A2 size.
    • Cut a panel from White Cardstock (4" x 5.25"), dry emboss with Chevron Embossing Folder (Stampin' Up), ink all edges (very lightly) and add panel to card base.
    • Stamp image 3x on White Cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black, color it with Copic Markers, then cut out little pieces to create the 3D effect.
    • Die-cut main image with Oval Nestabilities.
    • Mount this piece with a Decorative Oval piece in pink, add oval piece to card base.
    • Add cut out images to main image.
    • Stamp sentiment on White Cardstock. Create a banner and add it to card.
    • Add rhinestones.


    The stamps used on this project are:

    Hope you like it!
    Have a great day!

    17 July 2013

    SNSS Feature Blog Hop Day 5: Wish You Were Here & Beach Dies


     Welcome to day 5 of our July feature Blog Hops!  Today we're featuring the fun and fabulous new stamp set called Wish You Were Here with coordinating Beach Dies.

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  • Stamp set includes 10 images & 7 sentiments
  • Stamp set measures approximately 4" x 6"
  • The umbrella image measures approximately 2 3/8" x 2"
  • Die Set includes 10 dies 
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set priced at $15
  • Die set priced at $17.50
  • Get the bundle for just $30

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    I have a couple of cards using this set, I used the stamps and dies a bit different than the rest of the team, hope you like them.
     
    For my first card I decided to make a monochromatic card. I like this peach/salmon color (don't know the brand, I have too many papers, LOL) I stamp the tree trunks in Versamark Ink and added White embossing powder and heat set. Die-cut the leaves and heat embossed them as well, then added them to my card panel.
    I added stitches and pearls.

     
    For my second card, I went super CAS. I cut a piece of Chevron patterned Paper, Die-cut and stamped the sun using Patterned Paper, I covered the center of the sun in gold Paint. Die-cut the flip flops and stamped them in Bahama Blue, added twine and rhinestones! Super fast!
     


            
    Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails below.

    Be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away this bundle to one lucky winner! 

    The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, July 19th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, July 22nd.

    Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!



    16 July 2013

    Best Wishes, today and always

    Hello my friends! Hope your day is fantastic, today I have a very pretty card showcasing new stamps just released by Heartfelt Creations!

    Best Wishes, today and always:

    Directions:
    • Make card base from Ivory Cardstock. 5.5" square card.
    • Stamp image on White Cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Color it with Copic Markers.
    • Fussy cut image, then add Moss Green Paint to all leave edges.
    • Cut a piece of Burst of Splendor Paper (4.75" square), mat it with a slightly bigger piece of red Cardstock and add stitches. Adhere it to card front.
    • Die-cut a Decorative Blossom Corner from Vellum Cardstock. Adhere it to panel.
    • Add image with big foam adhesive tape.
    • Stamp sentiment on Ivory Cardstock in Olive Archival Ink. Die-cut piece with Labels Fourteen Nestabilities. Add it to panel.
    • Add Swirl Rhinestones.
    • Apply Stickles to flowers.




    Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
    • HCPC 3550 Dahlia Bouquet PreCut Set
    • HCPC 3474 Heartfelt Expression PreCut Set
    • HCDP1 235 Burst of Splendor Paper Pack
    • HCD 729 Decorative Blossom Corner Die
    • Moss Green Metallic 3D Stamp Paint
    • Grand Calibur

    Other Products:
    • Cardstock: White, Ivory, Red (GKD), Vellum (Stampin' Up)
    • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Olive Archival (Ranger), Copic Markers (Greens and reds)
    • Accessories: Star Dust Stickles (Ranger), Swirl Rhinestones (Zva Creative), Sewing machine, Dimensionals (Stampin' Up)

    All the products in blue can be found at the Heartfelt Creations Store

    Hope you like it!
    Have a great day!

    SNSS Feature Blog Hop Day 4: Majestic Monarchs

    Welcome to day 4 of our July feature Blog Hops!  Today we're featuring the gorgeous new set called Majestic Monarchs.

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  • Stamp set includes 6 images & 3 sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 4" x 6"
  • The largest butterfly measures approximately 2 1/2" x 1 3/4"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Priced at $15

  • I made 2 cards using this set. Both are pretty easy, so here are the details.

    First card. I started spraying a piece of White cardstock with yellow and red sprays (Studio Calico), then stamped the butterflies in Jet Black Archival ink and cut them out. I mounted 2 butterflies here to give it more dimension. Then I die-cut a decorative frame shape, stamped the largest butterfly in Jet Black Archival Ink and added the monted one. Stamped the sentiment on a piece of Kraft Cardstock, added a white doily and the decorative frame. After that I paper pierced the corners and added a little rhinestone to butterfly.



    For this card, first I stamped the butterflies on a piece of Kraft Cardstock and instead of ink I used "Gesso", I saw this technique on Kim's blog and decided to give it a try, since I didn't have Distress Paints, I used Distress Inks, and added spray mists as well. I die-cut a lace border in white and painted it with Moss 3D paint. Added twine and a button. Finally added this panel on an Ivory card base.


    Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails below.

    Be sure to leave a comment of each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away this set to one lucky winner! 

    The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, July 19th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, July 22nd.
    Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!

    15 July 2013

    SNSS Feature Blog Hop Day 3: Cocoa's Get Well Wishes & Wishing You Well

    Welcome to day 3 of our July feature Blog Hops!  Today we're featuring the sweet new set called Cocoa's Get Well Wishes & the fabulous new sentiment set called Wishing You Well by Diane Zechman.

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    •  Stamp set includes 2 images and 8 sentiments
    • Set measures approximately 4" x 4"
    • The RX Cocoa measures approximately 2" x 2"
    • Designed by Korin Sutherland
    • Priced at $11
    This is my sweet Cocoa, I kept my card pretty clean and simple. First I die-cut a piece of Ivory Cardstock using one of the Decorative Frames, then stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with Copic Markers. Added Patterned Paper and stitches, die-cut a little banner and stamped the sentiment in Jet Black Archival, added ribbon and a decorative button.

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    WishingYouWell
     
    July4

        
  • Stamp set includes 7 sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 4" x 4"
  • The "Get Well Soon" sentiment measures approximately 2" x 1/4"
  • Designed by Diane Zechman
  • Priced at $9

  • The sentiments in this set are great!! For my card I used Kraft Cardstock for my base. Added a piece of Ivory Cardstock and zig-zag stitches. Stamped the sentiment in Coffee Archival Ink. Die-cut a lace border, this one was white, but I decided to paint it with Carmine 3D Paint, let it dried for few minutes and added to my card. I  added a leaf die-cut, ribbon and a paper flower.


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    Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails
    below.

    Be sure to leave a comment of each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away 1 of these sets to two lucky winners! 

    The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, July 19th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, July 22nd.

    14 July 2013

    SNSS Feature Blog Hop Day 2: Delightful Doilies & Faith

    Welcome to day 2 of our July feature Blog Hops! Today we're featuring the gorgeous new set called Delightful Doilies designed by Dina Kowal & the wonderful uplifting new sentiment set called Faith.

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  • Stamp set includes 6 images and 3 sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 8" x 6"
  • The largest doily measures approximately
  • Designed by Dina Kowal
  • Priced at $26

  • I have to confess, I really love this set!! For my card I started with a piece of Kraft CS, stamped the doilies in Versamark Ink, then added White embossing powder and heat set. Then I used metallic paints from Yasumoto, (one of the few things I found when I was looking for something else), started painting every open area with gold, red and greens. Stamped the sentiment on White CS in Jet Black Archival Ink. Added a red button with thread and a little pearl on the big doily.



     
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    Faith

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  • Stamp set includes 7 sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 4" x 4"
  • The Martin Luther quote measures approximately
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Priced at $11

  • Hebrews 11:1 For my card I started with a piece of Patterned Paper, added a strip of black cardstock and zig-zag stitches. Then, I die-cut a decorative oval in red Cardstock, stamped the sentiment in Coffee Archival Ink. Die-cut a Lace Border in White Cardstock. I used a couple scraps pieces of ribbon and added it with a red button. Then I cut out a butterfly from Majestic Monarch sets and added it to the panel.  Added the panel to my green card base and added rhinestones.

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    Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails below. Be sure to leave a comment of each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away 1 of these sets to two lucky winners! 

    The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, July 19th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, July 22nd.

    Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!

    13 July 2013

    SNSS Feature Blog Hop Day 1: Celebrate Today & Doily Border Dies

    Welcome to day 1 of our July feature Blog Hops!  Today we're featuring our lovely new stamp set called Celebrate Today & our beautiful new Doily Border Dies.


    • Stamp set includes 2 images and 8 sentiments
    • Set measures approximately 6" x 4"
    • The large image measures approximately
    • Designed by Korin Sutherland
    • Priced at $15

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    July 8

  • Set of 2 dies
  • Dies measure approximately 3/4" x 6"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Priced at $11.50

  • I made 2 cards for you today showcasing this stamp set and the doily borders.
    For this card I used a piece of White Cardstock, sprayed it with yellow and red colors, set to dry and then stamped the image in Coffee Archival Ink and the sentiment in Olive Archival Ink.
    Die-cut a border in White Cardstock and added stitches.




    For this second card I used a piece of Watercolor Paper and stamp the image in Olive Archival Ink, I painted the BG in Metallic colors, but sadly the picture is not showing it much. Then I sprayed my yellow base with Red Mist, added some score lines, stamp the sentiment and added little pearls.
    Also added a couple of butterflies from Monarch Butterflies set and a Doily Border.



    Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails below.

    Be sure to leave a comment of each of the blogs along your journey because
    we're giving away 1 of these sets to two lucky winners!  

    The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, July 19th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, July 22nd.

    Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!