Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Heartfelt Wednesday's "Wind Beneath My Wing"

Good Morning! Welcome back to another Heartfelt Wednesday.
Today I'm sharing with you a design that was inspired by a beautiful lo by CreativeKelly. I loved it soooo much that I wanted to make something like it, except made with all our wonderful stamps and diecuts from Heartfelt Creations. The best part of this layout is that it is made with paper, so NO need to buy lots of pricey embellishments because you make a similar look over and over again with stamps and it! This is a fun photo of Roxy and I cut it down to fit the Romantic Rectangle frame. 

Here you can the birds, birdcage, birdhouses and flowers all made with stamping and diecuts.
The new "Garden Romance Collection" is a beautiful collection to have for all those popular bird layouts and cards that a really popular right now. 

More gorgeous flowers and the adorable little bridge made with exclusive stamps and diecuts from HC. 
The stamp is "Brookside Manor" and the diecut is "Garden Romance" I sure cant wait to make more of these little bridges...easy fast and fun to make in any color you want. 

For more details be sure to come to the Heartfelt Creations Blog. As always lots of inspiration there too from our awesome DT....Have a beautiful day! 

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Stamp/Spellbinder Storage Solutions

Hi, Happy Saturday! So on our private blog between Design Team Members at Heartfelt Creations there has been some recent chatter about stamp storage solutions. So I wanted to share with you my stamping storage solution for all my rubber stamps...I have a clear album for all the clear stamps. I'm always thinking of a better way for them but meanwhile here a awesome way to store your stamps too and for a super cheap price. 
First, I want to show you what my stamps looked like before I finally organized them. 
Just 3 months ago...
Pretty sad I know!!! As you can see, I had them in the original packaging and in a large box. When I tried to find a stamp I had to dig around all over the place and sometimes I couldn't find what I was looking for and sometimes I forgot that I had a great stamp to use on a project! Also if you look close you can see some of the packages were ripped and I even had some stamps just thrown in on the as you can see i really needed some help! lol

Well, Here is the answer! I bought a bunch of plain DVD cases from
They are .22 cents each and come in a batch of 100. The shipping is a little bit higher than I thought around $11.00, but it is still way cheaper than the DVD cases you find at the stores. Some places are asking $1.00 per case! That is way too much!!! I bought a batch to see if I really liked them and if they had a clear sleeve so I could place the cover from the stamps in the front. They do come that way and they are perfect for every one of my Heartfelt Creations rubber stamps. I also have some fabulous rubber stamps from Donna Salazar and I also use these for them too! I just place them in a different section of the shelf as you can see below. So I save every front part of the package and place that on the front part were the DVD would show. When you open the case, the stamps fit on the side that is flat. I made a template for the spine labeling and saved it for future stamps. :) I bought the white stickers from Officemax and they are permanent and great size for the spines. Since then, I have ordered another set of 100 DVD's, they are filling up quickly. OK, and I even have them in numeric order too! lol

So, here you can see I also did the same for all of my spellbinders, except I used clear thin cases from Memorex. You can find them here. I bought mine from Target when they were on clearance. I originally started off with the pack of 25..and realized I needed more, so I bought 2 more sets,  75 total. I still have some leftover though. To keep them in place I bought a magnet roll from Walmart and cut it up in 5 inch strips and then cut that in half. These also have a spine label smaller than the DVD's and are in alphabetical order. My Spellbinders also started off in the clear packaging that was torn and placed in a cardboard box....I sure was a mess before.... :) 

So here is my organized bookshelf. I bought the bookshelf at target for $30 bucks. I have 2 of them on each side of my crafting table. The other shelf has all my cricut cartridges, block stamps, my cuttlebug with templates and my new copic markers. :) Just starting off with those so it is pretty small collection. 

I hope this inspires you to get organized too!
I sure am a much happier stamper now :)
Have a great day!
Update 6/24/12
Lisa mentioned Becca Feekin and her storage idea and I knew I seen a bunch of ideas out there but couldnt remember which one or where? Thanks for the reminder Lisa! Hugs and thank you Becca! 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Heartfelt Wednesday's

Good Morning! Sharing a new card made with more new stamps form Heartfelt Creations.
So I have been married now for almost 24 years and I have a great family with 4 grown kids :)
I see so many wedding's now on the beach and that is my inspiration for today's card. 
For those of you who have had that beach wedding....your so lucky! I sure wish I could be at the beach right is sooo hot here in melting! 

Here is the side view of this beach themed wedding card....the flowers really pop....They are made with "Botanical Florals 1 & 2" and "Rose Creations" I think they simply must be my all time favorite stamp set because I LOVE ROSES...especially paper ones on cards and layouts...they last forever...

Here you can see the dimension of this card...I added starfish and shells for a complete beach all I need is

Have a great day and be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations Blog for more fabulous ideas from the Design Team....

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Mini Shabby Shadow Box

Good Morning Everyone! Welcome back to another fun new project made with Donna Salazar's amazing products! Today, Im sharing with you a 6 x 6 mini shadow box made with chipboard. I decided to make it also into a door hanger for my daughters bedroom. It is shabby chic in colors and below I will share how I made the box.

Here is a closer view with lots of fun elements from Donna's products...I added pearls, ribbon and lace.

So here is the base, there are 2: 6x6 chipboard in a pack, one is for the back... 

And one you will cut up in .25 strips, as shown here.
I used my #11 Craft knife after it was scored once. 

Next make a frame every 2 inches apart and then in the centers cut them at 2.25 inches x 6 and 1.5 inches x 2...glue together and ink and emboss. Layer papers under and place other chipboard in back.

Thats it! Decorate to your desire. Enjoy and Have a great day! 

Products Used:

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Heartfelt Wednesday's NEW "Garden Romance Collection"

Hi, Welcome back once again to another AMAZING New Release by Heartfelt Creations
The Garden Romance Collection is teeming with birdies, butterflies and blooming peonies. Fun bird houses, mailboxes, and trellises dot the landscape of this new set. Don't say you weren't warned- you may get butterflies in your stomach.  There are 7 new PreCut Stamp Sets and one beautiful new exclusive Spellbinders die designed for Heartfelt Creations. Leave a comment on the HC blog by June 19th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $141.99.

I had such a great time making this faux shabby chic picture frame. I was one stamp set shy of using the entire collection for making this I really suggest you just get the entire bundle :) The stamps are sooo beautiful and so girly perfect for lots of occasions. Once again I'm using my favorite 2 posing daughters....

Here I made the birdhouse out of corrugated board and stamped on the top adding the blue bird and butterfly...the roses are bitty blossoms and the journaling is a quote from brainy quotes. 

I used chipboard letters for the title and chalked them blue. Here you can see the tiny birdhouse hidden by the flowers and butterflies. The fence is a great diecut and i sure will be using that lots more. 

OK, you have to love this mailbox stamp with the beautiful twining roses....I am not really that great at coloring , but for this little shabby chic look all you need is a touch of color....I add the bird on top with a pop dot. Another bitty blossom in the corner you can find the tutorial that I made here....

Here is one more mailbox that is a bit larger...I fussy cut it out and then added another layer of fussy cutting out flowers to go on top....Really a fun and fast way to get some 3D to your pages.

Hope you enjoyed seeing all the new stamps that are being released today! Be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations Blog for more fabulous designs by out DT.
Have a beautiful day!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Heartfelt Wednesday's

Hi, Welcome back to another Heartfelt Wednesday! 
Today, I felt like more soft colors for my layout of "Missing You" 
My daughter's both moved out of the nest a couple of months ago to live by the college, so I'm really missing my youngest daughter quite a bit because she is busy busy busy with working and socially. 
So this layout is about how much I really miss her....

Here you can see the beautiful roses made with HC stamps and matching diecuts from 
Spellbinders-Donna Salazar Rose Creations and Bitty Blossoms.

The stamped image of "Missing You" is a Heartfelt Creation stamp called " Classic Message" 

 I made this butterfly with corrugated cardboard with Heartfelt "Decorative Butterfly Border"
I inked and embossed it to give it a really cool texture to pop off the page. 

Be sure to stop by this week and check out more beautiful creations by our DT at the 
Have a beautiful day! 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Little "Bitty" More Flowers...Please

Good Morning! 
Welcome back to a little "Bitty" More flowers...I have to tell you I really LOVE these Bitty Blossoms soooo much! Today I'm going to share how you can add color to your Bitty Blossoms centers with NO chalk, inks or pencils/markers. However, I first want to share my layout using lots of Bitty Blossoms and one Big Rose Creations flower. Plus lots of Donna Salazar products. I'm still on this Shabby Chic design mode, which is why I used lots of whites and pinks for this layout today. This is an old photo of my daughter Erica, it is one of my favorites of her because she looks so peaceful and happy.

Check out all the Bitty Blossoms flowers here. Can you believe they are all from the same spellbinders diecut set? Looks like lots of work....but it really is fast and easy and you can make them all to match your project perfectly! The amazing birdcage is so big and beautiful! I embossed it with Jasmine Mix'd Media Inx and Jasmine Embossing Powder. It is truly my favorite white products...I also did the same to the bird and added fairy dust glitter on top to shine.

Here is a view using the Rose Creations flowers. I added some smooch spritz and embossed with Jasmine ink and embossing powder on the edges. In the background is music paper, it is a stamp called Stanza by Donna...I used more Jasmine ink and even on light grey paper it really pops. All the light brown painted chipboard and cardboard is called Honey Mixd Media Inx. I like the softness of the color to give it more of a shabby chic feel. The pink faux stitched frame behind the photo is  part of the Spellbinders Mix'd Media is great for those of us who don't own a sewing machine and love the look. :)

I used grey cardstock, Chiffon ink and Fairy Dust Glitter for the Shadow Flowers. The banner was also inked and embossed with Jasmine ink and embossing powder. The birdcage in white is plain white cardstock and I added a pearl on the top.

Here you can see the 3D look of the chipboard, cardboard and beautiful flowers.

Ok, So here is how you make those Bitty Blossom Flowers.
First, cut in light pink the smallest diecut and in white cardstock the largest diecut.

Roll, the pink flower and then add glue to the beginning of the white flower, hold for a few seconds. Then, roll white flower around center and glue to the bottom.

Finished yet? lol
Should take a couple of minutes and just fluff out the white petals. 
Easy enough and so beautiful.

Hope you try these sure will be glad that you did...they remind me of those fancy flowers that you pay a pretty penny to have and yet for pennies use can have dozens using Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms diecut by Donna Salazar! Thanks sweetie! Hugs! 
Have a great day!

Products Used:

Cricut- Serenade
Making Memories Tiny Alpha Stickers
Heartfelt Creations Botanical Floral 2- Leaves