Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Thinking of You Heartfelt Creations

Hello all and happy Wednesday.  Today's Heartfelt Wednesday and I have an elegant card I made using the latest collection " Celebrate the Journey".  The stamped image was colored in with pastels...something new I've been playing with and having fun.  I know there is a lot more I'll learn about them but it's always fun to try new techniques and medium.

Supply List

HCDP1 242 Celebrate the Journey Paper Collection
HCPC 3601 Floral Dress Collage
HCD 743 Raindrops on Roses
273900 Zip Dry Glue
159723 Dries Clear Glue
452255 Grand Calibur
459222 Flower Tools
159223 Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Other Products Used: Distress Ink, Sponge Dauber, Pearls, Card Stock, X-acto tool, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Pastels, Sealer

Directions: Stamp Collage stamp on plain card stock using Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Distress the edges of the stamped image and layer on a plain black piece of card stock.  Stamp the image two more times on plain cardstock to use the flowers  a bit later on.  Color your image with pastels and blend the colors.  Once you have completed your base coloring spray with fixative/sealer. Color and fussy cut out the flowers from the other two stamped images.  Using your flower tools and molding mat curl the petals of the flowers in.  You can also pinch the tips of the petals with tweezers to add a bit more movement.  Using dries clear glue, attach two layers of petals to three of the flowers as shown on the card.  Seal the entire collage again with fixative/sealer. Add a ribbon bow and pearl the the front of the dress.  Die cut out two flourishes from designer card stock using the Grand Calibur.  Layer behind the collage and attach with Dries Clear Glue.  Run a small line of glue along the top and bottom edge and add pearls.  Cut a 5 x 7 designer paper base from the collection and using zip dries glue attach the collage down.  Finally cut a 5 1/4 x 7 1/4 black cardstock base for a small black edge. This will help to really make your image pop.  Mount your card on a plain card.      

Monday, April 21, 2014

GRAPHIC 45 DESIGN TEAM 2014 Annoucement!!!!!

I am speechless, this morning I have made something that I never thought would be possible, the bucket list of design teams, the be all end all......I MADE GRAPHIC 45 2014 TEAM!!!!!! THANK YOU LORD!!!!

I have loved G45 paper since I first laid eyes on it and I never dreamed they would think I would be talented and creative enough to serve on their team...but the word is out now.  I can't wait to share with you over the next year all my creations and thank you so much to everyone for their well wishes and cheerleading. 

What an awesome start to this week!!!!!




Teresa Collins and Xyron Tutorial

Hi Everyone.  This week Xyron and Teresa Collins are joining forces to bring you some amazing projects and products.  I've got a really simple but fun tutorial for you that will show you how to make this quilt pattern card.  So away we go. 
First I'm using "You are my Happy" paper collection from Teresa Collins.  I've cut a 6 x 6 base and then four squares of 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 and four squares of 1 1/2 x 1 1/2. 

Next your going to use a corner rounder and round only of the edges on opposite sides as shown.  I then inked my edges of all the squares with distress ink. 

Cut four more squares of plain cardstock at 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 and also four more 1 3/4 x 1 3/4".  Round the corners as you did the patterned paper and also ink the edges again. Run your squares through your Xyron 5" Creative Station.  Adhere your patterned squares onto each other for a layered look. 

Using the Xyron/Teresa Collins Adhesive Remover clean up the edges of your squares.  This little tool is amazing for getting up little bits of glue...lifesaver!!!!

Using the foam squares from the Xyron/Teresa Collins Adhesive kit layer your card together.

Punch out two circles one a bit larger than the other and ink the edges run your smaller circle through you Xyron 3" Disposable Sticker Maker.  Layer together and attach with a foam square to the center of your card to finish up. 

I love all the layer and depth in this card.  It's simple but stunning at the same time.  Be sure to go to Xyron's Blog and see all the other beautiful creations that will be made this week. 
Products Used
Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit
3" Disposable Sticker Maker
5" Creative Station
Teresa Collins " You are Happy" paper collection

Friday, April 18, 2014

Personal Note : Happy Birthday Will

Today is such a HUGE BLESSING for me, my son Will turns 13.  Will was diagnosed with a condition at birth and was never supposed to live past the age of 2...and yet here we are celebrating 13 years of hugs, kisses and blessings.  I can't think of a better day to hit the teens than on Good Friday. 
Happy Birthday Will..... We love you!!!! 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

My Thoughts...Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

Today's Heartfelt Creations Wednesday and I've got a beautiful card I created using the latest collection.  Of course all the flowers are handmade using Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies.  They look so beautiful sprinkled all over the card. 

Be sure to go to Heartfelt's Blog to see complete directions and also other great projects from the rest of the design team. 


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Graphic 45 Design Team Audition Final Round 2014 Bonus Project

Today I thought I would share some photos of a card I created for the final round of the Design Team Audition for Graphic 45.  This was actually a bonus project and there's a video on Youtube to show you how to make the flowers.  I just can't get enough of G45 and the layering...stunning. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Layering with KaiserCraft

 Today's card is one from KaiserCraft's latest collection Kaleidoscope.  Isn't it just beautiful.  All the butterflies, flowers and shabby chic papers are perfect for layering. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Hampton Art Design Team!!! Give a Shout!!!!

I've been keeping a secret that I'm thrilled to share with you all today.....I've been asked to be the newest member of Hampton Arts. They make Graphic 45 stamps and so, so many more for various companies and their own label so I'm going to be having a ball.  I'm joining some extremely talented folks so be sure to hop over to Hampton's Blog and check it out. 
Have a great weekend everyone!!!!!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Final Round for Graphic 45 Design Team Audition Video

Well it's official, the video is turned in and the waiting begins.  This has been such a great experience and as much as I hope and pray I make the team...the process has been amazing.  Thank you so much for all the thoughtful comments, good luck wishes and spurs of encouragement.  Graphic 45 is for sure a bucket list design team to be we shall see April 21st. 

Be sure to check out my video and let me know what you think??? I always welcome feedback.

OK Here are a TON and I mean TON of pictures of my primary project.  Next week I'll have photos of my bonus project so be sure to stop back by.