Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Birds and Blooms Tag with Hearfelt Creations

This layered tag was so much fun to make.  The base tag was stamped with versa mark, heat embossed and then covered with vintage photo distress ink to create a lovely background.  Some of the birds and butterflies in the background were colored in lightly with colored gave a very soft effect. 

Please be sure to go to the Heartfelt Creations blog and see a complete listing of supplies and detailed instructions for this tag and many other projects. 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Graphic 45 Artisians Style is knocking

The area of the country that I live in has a lot of bungalow inspired housing and arts and crafts style all around.  In fact yearly they hold an Arts and Crafts conference at a local Inn, The Grove Park and I’ve attended numerous times.  I’ve been in love with this style for as long as I can remember and have always said one day I’ll live in a craftsman style house.  This collection embodies the colors, motifs and designs of that design era.  So I may not live in that type of house quite yet, but at least I can make pretty projects with the Artisan Style collection until then, LOL. 
Something that really makes this card pop is one of Graphic 45 latest additions to the staples line,  the lion door knocker.  He is so cool and I can’t wait to use more of them in other projects, you’ll love them.   I know they’ll do great on box and mixed media pieces but to me he just had to adorned the front door of my card. 
Interior of Card

Friday, January 23, 2015

Hampton Art and Graphic 45 Go So Well Together

I love the way Hampton Art Stamps and Graphic 45 always seem to go hand in hand.  This is from the latest collection from Graphic 45 " Artisan Style " .  This is so my collection as I've been in love with the Arts and Crafts Style for years.  In fact they have a huge show/conference every year at Grove Park Inn in Asheville where I live that educates and celebrates that time period and's wonderful.  Graphic 45 has of course captured it with this's stunning.  The stamped flowers and sentiment are from Hampton Art and they blend beautifully together.  You're going to have to get your hands on some of these goodies, for sure.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Welcome Birds and Blooms by Heartfelt Creations

Have you seen the latest release from Heartfelt Creations....Birds and Blooms.  You'll love the spring fever it will give you as we wait for the latest round of cold winter to hit.  Complete details of how to create this card and the supply list can be found on Heartfelt's Blog.  Also you'll find lots more inspiration from the rest of the creative design team, so be sure to take a peek. 



Friday, January 16, 2015

Did you Meet My Friend? With Graphic 45

Last week I was spotlight featured on Paper Crafter's Library, were you able to see it?  I wanted to be sure if you didn't get over there you got to meet my new friend.  I created this adorable snowman using Time To Flourish by Graphic 45 and I'm in LOVE!!!! It's really time to put him away for the season but I think he may just stay out on my display shelves. 

 I molded his head from paper clay over a Styrofoam ball and the painted and of course, glittered.  He is a snowman after all.  He is sitting atop a matchbox from Graphic 45 and adorned with G45 embellishments and paper. 

The only problem with my snowman friend was he didn't exactly cooperate on the picture taking.....little monkey was hard to get shots of, LOL. 
Have a great weekend and I'll see you all next week. 

Monday, January 12, 2015

So Sweet with Precious Memories by Graphic 45

One of the collections that Graphic 45 is releasing at CHA is Precious Memories and precious it is.  This is a layout I created of my youngest son who isn't quite so little anymore...oh if only we could make them stay little....sigh. 

Of course Graphic 45 has given that vintage touch to this collection as they do with all their products.  The color palette is one that will work with little boys or little girls and they have some papers for each. 

I hope you're going to Graphic 45's blog each day to see all the new releases and the other fabulous projects by the rest of the design team.  Oh and you can always find a complete list of products used for my projects on their blog too!!!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Just a Few More Christmas Cards

I know, I know the holidays are over, but I realized I had several holiday cards still to share with you, so I figured better late than never. These are some great Christmas cards I created using Hampton Art Stamps. 


Are you heading to CHA?  Be sure to swing by Hampton Arts booth and see some of my creations in person along with the rest of our amazing design team.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Let Love Grow with Heartfelt Creations

Today's card is one that I really feel pops just because of the beautiful bleeding heart stamp.  I've colored in the image with colored pencils and blended for some shading and detail.  The image itself is one of Spellbinders latest dies and I think it just adds a great touch to the over all card.

You can find a complete materials list and instructions on how to create this card on Heartfelt Creations Blog along with more designs from the rest of the design team.  So be sure to see what's in store for you.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

It's Sneak Peek Time with Graphic 45: Once Upon A Springtime Re-Release

In the crafting world this is one of the best times of the year...CHA.  I love seeing all the new gadgets, stamps, paper collections and must-haves during this time.  Graphic 45 is one of those companies everybody can't wait to see what they have in store.  This year I can assure you, you won't be disappointed. 

Graphic 45 is Re-releasing some of their most popular collections but with some update and Once Upon a Springtime that we all adored is included in that re-release. 

Today I'm sharing with you a mixed media box I created with the Once Upon a Springtime.  This collection is perfect for all that fussy cutting and layering.  It's just beautiful. 

This little box is in California or at least on it's way, so if you're planning on attending CHA be sure to stop by the Graphic 45 both and see my work.  I'd love to know what you think of it in person. 

Be sure to be check out Graphic 45's blog everyday as they are showing sneak peeks of goodies to be seen at CHA and projects the design team has made using them...It's so much fun. 

Friday, January 2, 2015

A Great Way to Kick Off the New Year with Heartfelt Creations

With the holidays just finished it's hard to imagine but wedding season is sneaking up on us and fast.  The Romantique Garden from Heartfelt Creations is a wonderful collection to make those cards of love.
Today's card I created is one that features the love swans and they are so elegant, which is exactly what you want in a wedding themed card or project.
You can find step by step directions for creating this card on Heartfelt Creations Blog along with a complete list of supplies.  The rest of the design team has some gorgeous projects to share with you too, so be sure to see what they have in store for you.