Wednesday, December 30, 2015

I Love You Latte Heartfelt Creations


I just love, love, love Heartfelt Creations, but you guys probably have already guessed that, LOL.  This month's collection something else that everyone seems to love....Coffee.  Coffee talk is such a cute collection that makes the cutest coffee shaped cards.  In fact I made this one into a coffee easel card. 

This entire card was created on plain white card stock and stamped to create all the various patterns...and all from the Coffee Talk collection.  So just imagine curling up with a warm cup of coffee, chatting with friends and then being able to give them this card to tell them how you much you care.  I've got complete directions for creating this card on the Heartfelt Creations blog, so go see how you can create this easel card yourself.  Oh and while your there I know you find lots more inspiration from the rest of the HFC design team.  See you soon!!!!


Monday, December 28, 2015

I'm really starting to love watercolor painting!!!!

The new Spectrum Noir: Sparkle pens are so much fun and did you know you could paint with them like watercolor, but they give an extra POP with the sparkle.  This card is simple but stunning and it was really easy to create.  Need to know what all I used on this card?  No problem find all the links below. 

The new Sp

Saturday, December 26, 2015

What's your journey? Grace and Heart

I've been so blessed to join into a brand new jewelry company that is going is taking the world by storm.  GRACE AND HEART.   I stumbled across a ring of theirs and was blown away by their designs and then the more I investigated the more passionate I became about their company and the jewelry.  Their designs really speak to me as they do for most, but everything about their company is amazing.  I'm sure you'd find a charm or trinket that would remind you of someone, a special event or stir your soul.  That's what this jewelry/company  is about.....your journey and sharing it with other. 

January is the perfect time for me to kick start the sharing as it's double hostess rewards.  Their jewelry is all sterling silver, real gem stones, and brass with a LIFETIME WARRANTY.  Not many companies will stand behide their products anymore with a lifetime warranty.  The best part is their low price points starting at just $29 it's affordable for everyone.  Contact me today to schedule your gathering or if you'd just like to see the quality work.  You can also order online with my website, CLICK HERE TO SEE THE COLLECTION.  

So be a part of my journey and let it begin!!!!

A Little Sparkle for After Christmas

Sparkle is exactly what you'll get with the new Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens.  They can be used like watercolor pens and that's how I used them on this card.  I love the effects you can get with these pens. 

Here are all the goodies I used on this project:

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas

I hope you are blessed this holiday season as much as I continue to be blessed and you have a very Merry Christmas. 

This is a super cute card I made using Crafter's Companion goodies.  I love the two of these little critters cuddled up together. 


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Last minute hostess gift with Heartfelt Creations

Have you ever come up at that last minute and needed a hostess gift, and quick.  Today's post is a simple and sweet little K-cup holder that would make the perfect hostess gift.  I used Heartfelt Creations Coffee Talk to create this four pod holder and wow is it cute? 

Head over to Heartfelt Creations blog and you can see all the supplies and step by step instructions on how to create this adorable last minute hostess gift. 

Adorable Ornament with Ribbon Resource

Are you like me, you love to go to thrift stores and garage sales and find game pieces from old games.  Here's a great idea for those scrabble pieces.  Create this one of a kind scrabble ornament for someone you love.  Want to see the whole how to?  Head over to Ribbon Resources Blog and you can see the step by step tutorial. 
Here are all the ribbons used on this projects.


Monday, December 21, 2015

Creative Backgrounds with Crafter's Companion

Happy Monday crafting peeps!!!  Today I have a card I created for Crafter's Companion a while back and somehow I missed putting it on my blog.  I created it by using embossing folders and the Spectrum Noir Watercolor Pens. 
Here's a close up for you.
Here's a complete list of all the Crafters Companion goodies I used:

Friday, December 18, 2015

The Groove Makes Mixed Media a Breeze

The Groove Tool by ArtC makes mixed media super easy.  I'll show you how to create this pallet piece with some of ArtC's goodies.  Let's jump right in.

Step 1: Get a mini wood pallet from ArtC and brush a base coat of paint on.  I'm using ArtC's Gel Stain/Blue.

Step 2: ArtC has lots of different type of collage kits.  This is the Ephemera Collage kit and I'm using the book page. 

Rip the page up into pieces and glue down onto the pallet. 
Step 3: Paint over the entire surface of the palette with gesso.  Don't worry with the help of the Groove Tool we'll see that blue again.
Step 4: Brush green distress ink over the surface and move the ink with water if needed. 

Step 5: using the Groove tool from ArtC and the sanding attachment start working the surface to get the blue paint to show through in areas.  This is going to give a great distress base.

Step 6: stamp randomly over the surface with a stamp set of your choice. 

Step 7: using your finger or a paint brush, or even both...rub areas of the pallet with the blue gel stain. 

Step 8: ArtC has some wonderful stencils with adhesives and this is one that I thought flowed perfect with the piece.  I mixed some Whipped Spackle with the gold metallic paint from ArtC and then randomly apply over the stencil and let dry.  You can hurry the drying along with a heat gun but know it will bubble your pattern.  I personally like the bubbled effect but just so you know. 

Step 9: Using the ArtC chestnut gel stain rub into the edges and around the stenciled areas blending the paint and having it heavier in some places and lighter in others. 

Step 10: Add more paper pieces and then use a baby wipe dap the chestnut stain in areas of the pallet.  

Step 11: take a black fine writer pen and line around the edges of the torn paper.

Step 12: add some of the diecuts from various collage kits, here I added the butterfly and some of the doilies.  Once they are glued down take the brush attachement for the groove tool and highlight with the chestnut gel stain.  
Work with the piece until you are happy.  Add more diecuts, paints, flowers and/or layers as desired. 
Here is the finished piece and some detailed shots. 

Be sure to stop by Momento:ArtC for all of these products that help create this project. 
Adhesive Stencils
Gel Stain: Blue
Gel Stain: Chestnut
Metallic Paint: Gold
Botanical Collage Kits
Ephemera Collage Kits
Groove Tool
Surface Pallet

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Warm Coffee and Heartfelt Creations

 This adorable shaped card was creating using the latest collection from Heartfelt Creations...Coffee Talk.  I had to gussy it up with some handmade flowers, sparkle and gold and now it's fit for princess, LOL.  Want to see how I created this card or more samples from the Coffee Talk collection?  Go to Heartfelt Creations blog and you can see all the details. 

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Healing My Spirit

As many of you know this has been a very difficult year for me.  I lost my oldest son ( Will) who was 14 the end of July.  I've always been a strong Christian who knows that God will hold me up through anything...I must admit, the last few months I've really been tested.  There are days that I wake up and question everything that I've believed in my whole life, but I always come back to a yearning to be close to God especially during this time of complete heartbreak.  I don't normally share posts that are quite so personal but I really feel I need to share the joys and the sorrows that go along with this journey I'm on, in hopes that perhaps someone is out there and can relate. 

One thing I have started doing is Bible Journaling and it has really helped me to express myself with my art while I concentrate on something I feel the Lord is trying to reveal to me.  It's a special quiet time that I am really coming to love.  In fact I've gotten several of my close girlfriends together and  we are starting a Bible Journaling group that will meet after the new year...I can't wait. 

This is one of my first pieces I created in my Bible using Jamie Dougherty's Creating in Faith line by Prima.  The blue speckles are all the tears I feel I've shed over the last four months.  I'm waiting on the Lord to turn those tears into showers of praise and I know by faith that he will heal my spirit. My son was wonderfully made, he was exactly the way God wanted him to be and also he left this world at exactly in God's perfect time...but that doesn't mean I don't long for him daily.  I hope the things that I've gone through will somehow be a witness to Gods unfailing love and will bless me as well as others.  So for now I'll be quite and still and wait upon the Lord while I focus on my gifts.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Kids Crafts for the Holidays with Ribbon Resource and May Arts

Are you like me and always trying to come up with economical crafts for the kids to create.  This is one that would be perfect for Sunday School, Boy Scouts or school projects with kids.  This simple twig star is only held together by some beautiful but trusty ribbon/cord from Ribbon Resource.  The hardest part about it is searching for the sticks/twigs in the yard.  The best part is right now over on Ribbon Resource when you place an order you get a free roll of Christmas ribbon free...all month long with every order. 

You can see all types of kids projects on our Kid Crafts Blog Hop hop over to the rest of the team members to see what they have in store for you.

·       Lori Williams
·       Karen Baker
·       Jen Shears
·       Latrice Murphy
·      Karen Hanson
Be sure to leave comments as there is a randomly picked winner of ribbon...and who doesn't want to win ribbon?
Here is where you can pick up all the ribbon/cording used for this project


Thursday, December 10, 2015

Quick and Simple G45 Tags for the Holidays

Don't you just love getting those special tags at the know the ones.  They hang from the adorn the gifts under the tree and scream to be opened first.   All this week on Graphic 45's blog we are featuring easy tags that you can make in minutes and that be sure to set your presents apart from the others. 
Here is my collection that I created using the Time To Flourish paper set and I think you'll agree they are lovely. Here are lots of pictures to give you the overall view. 

For more tag creations hop over to Graphic 45's blog and see what the rest of the design team has created for your viewing pleasure. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Good Morning Coffee Talk with Heartfelt Creations

It's the beverage that starts our mornings, chases our mid day slumps away, and in the evenings has us gather around the table to enjoy and partake in laughter and light hearted banter, to share treasured memories and deepest dreams and to encourage one another in meaningful friendships...and now we invite you to our table to warm your hands, hearts and souls with the fresh brewed designs of the Coffee Talk Collection by Heartfelt Creations!  Capture and relive those precious moments spent around the kitchen table, or favorite cafe with family and friends shared over the simple pleasure of a cup of  coffee, latte, or cappuccino.  The charming and delightful illustrations of coffee mugs, barista style chalkboard  sentiments and gorgeous patterns in variations of blues, creams and mochas are the perfect blend to get your creative senses percolating, and will allow you to espresso your style perfectly!  The delectable card fronts and dreamy patterned scrapbook pages are splendid for sending well wishes or for displaying those fun and silly selfies taken in the back corner of your favorite coffee shop with your inner circle of friends!  Whether you enjoy your cuppa java black, with cream, milk or sugar, instant or made from freshly ground coffee beans, the Coffee Talk Collection will provide you with the perfect fusion of flavors for all of your paper crafting concoctions. 
Now onto more great samples, idea, and how to's at Heartfelt Creations Blog.  You'll find all types of projects from the rest of the design team that will have your craving for your Heartfelt cup of joe.