Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Say Goodbye to Blazing Poppy...last project for the month


I adore the effect I was able to achieve on today's card for Heartfelt Creations.  I used the Spectrum Aqua markers and it really nailed the watercolor style.  I heat embossed the stamped image first and then just colored it in with the markers and watercolor brushes.  BEAUTIFUL!!!


You can really see the detail in this shot.  Isn't it just lovely all the shading and water effect?  Be sure to head over to Heartfelt Creations Blog and you'll see step by step directions for this card and also lots of other lovely creations by the rest of the design team. 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Step it up with Graphic 45 and a Tutorial



Today I've got two cards for you using Graphic 45's yummy new collections Gilded Lily and Artisans Style.  I've even created a video tutorial to show you how you can make your own step cards. 

 
 

 


 
Then I created this second card using the Artisans Style and to show you the variety you can get with the type of card. 
 




Be sure to head over to Graphic 45's blog and see more information about this project and so much more from the rest of the talented design team.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Watercolor Beauty with Heartfelt Creations and Blazing Poppy


Happy Monday everyone.  Sorry to day life was CRAZY last week and I didn't get anything posted.  So sorry.  The good news I have some projects to share with you this week so stay tuned :)

Today's card is one I created for Heartfelt Creations using Blazing Poppies collection and also Art Anthology's spray mist.  I created the poppy border with Spectrum Aqua markers and I love the way the technique turned out.  My favorite flower is poppies so you know I'm loving this release.

Friday, June 19, 2015

A Brag Book for Father's Day

Today Graphic 45 is featuring me over on their blog as a returned designer.  They have posted some of my favorite Graphic 45 projects (thus far) and this little treasure I made.  Please take a moment and head over to their blog to see all my favorites and more.  

My father has absolutely everything in the world and needs nothing.  I couldn't have thought of a better gift for him for Father's Day than a brag book of his precious grandsons.  That's something he can't go out and buy but that he really will treasure. 

I made this little book from cardboard and of course some yummy paper and accessories from The Good Ol Sport collection from Graphic 45....and I LOVE IT!!!!  Here are lots and lots of pictures for you to get a feel for the whole book.  Enjoy. 










Wednesday, June 17, 2015

What a Poppy Layout!!!


Can you believe I paired this beautiful poppy collection from Heartfelt Creations with a picture of my little completely covered in mud, lol.  Somehow they seemed to blend to me.  I love this picture as the boys are just nothing but mud but my son looks so angelic and innocent in the middle of it all...as if he was, LOL. 

The flower clusters were fussy cut from the Blazing Poppy collection, and though it took a little time I think the end result was worth it.  Be sure to head over to Heartfelt Creations blog today and see all the amazing projects by the design team. 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Summer Fresh with Hampton Art

Happy Monday!!!  Today I have a super bright and fun card that I created using Hampton Art Products.  It's just sings of summer. 

 
I stamped and pieced together the raspberries and then layered all the elements together with varying foam tape so it would have a lot of different layers. 
 
I hope you have a great week and I'll see you on Wednesday with a Heartfelt Creations Layout using the new Blazing Poppy collection.  See you then
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The much awaited Blazing Poppy by Heartfelt Creations

Has the humdrum of the daily grind sapped your energy and stunted your creative mojo?  Rejuvenate your creativity with the saturated colors and resplendent artwork of the Blazing Poppies Collection of stamps, dies and designer papers from Heartfelt Creations.  Escape to verdant fields where dancing poppies sway like ballerinas wearing dramatic hues of blush, coral, peach, scarlet and ebony.  Let this glorious canvas of flowing script, heirloom lace, ornate flourishes, flower laden arbors, bold stripes and soft neutral backgrounds enliven your senses and awaken your inner Van Gogh.  The Blazing Poppy stamp and die allows you to fashion bold, life-like poppies in every size and color.  You'll design museum worthy backgrounds, card focals, layouts and home d├ęcor with the sumptuous stamps and paper collection.  Create your own masterpiece, and spark your imagination with the amazing artistry and uncommon brilliance of Blazing Poppies.



Be sure to see Heartfelt Creations Blog today for all the supplies, directions and tons of inspiration using the Blazing Poppy Collection.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

May Arts Design Team Audition

 
Who doesn't love ribbon, everybody loves ribbon!!! so when I saw that May Arts was having their design team call and I figured I give it a whirl and see what might happen.
 
I've got several projects of mine highlighted that I think show great use of ribbon.  The first one is this woven card and I even created an easy step by step tutorial for you to be able to make one for yourself.
 
Be sure to click the link below
 
 
 
 
The paper collection I used for this card is Graphic 45's latest collection " Gilded Lily.
 
The second project I'm sharing is a burlap wreath I made that features May Arts ribbon.  Wreaths can be a great way to upcycle some of your old costume jewelry that you aren't sure what to do with.  The best part about it is, you can still take off the jewelry and wear it if you ever want to.  What a great way to store your jewelry and yet still get to enjoy it, nestled among some beautiful ribbon.
 
 
 


My final project was a box with a mini book that I created for Graphic 45 using their Botanical Tea collection.  I adorned this project with some of May Arts Silk ribbon which really added a luxurious touch. 

 





 
Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look at some of my projects and wish me the best of luck, as I'm sure there will be some major talent trying out. 
 


Friday, May 29, 2015

Create with Hampton Art and Graphic 45



Today's card is one I created for Hampton Art using their Graphic 45 stamps from the Artisans Style Collection.  This is such a beautiful collection with the Arts and Crafts designs. 



I just love all the layers of this card.  I think it's just beautiful. 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Blooming with Heartfelt Creations


It Heartfelt Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations and today I've created this beautiful 3-D frame that is covered and adorned with the Cascading Fuchsia collection. 

You can see how to create this lovely item on Heartfelt Creations blog today along with a full supply list for the project.  Be sure to go check it out HERE