Thursday, February 28, 2013

You're So Thoughtful

Hi, so this month at the card challenge at there are fun colors of grey, reds, teals, and green. I have made cards and layouts using most of these colors and I thought why not make another card using lots of my old and new heartfelt creations stamps. Many card that I make for HC I send to the company and even though I can make another one just like it I never seem to do that? So I thought I would bring them out and try to do some shading of colors on the roses and leaves. To my complete surprise it didnt turn out too bad? Someday I want to take a copic class...but until then I will do my

So here you can see some more of the shading of the roses. The diecut is from Cheery Lynn Designs called "Italian Flourish" and the flowers are part of the stamp collection "classic bella rose"

Another view... I added some ribbon and a cute button that had a matching red center. 

Thank for stopping by today....

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Heartfelt Wednesday's *Purple Butterflies*

Welcome back to another Heartfelt Wednesday :) This week I wanted to make something purple...I don't use the color much but I was inspired by my new nail polishes from OPI Euro Centrale Collection called "You're Such A Budapest" & "Vant To Bite My Neck" Here is the fun colors that I painted my real nails :) Lots of my colleagues tell me they are too perfect to be have my grandmother to thank for them. Muah!

Current Color...
"You're Such A Budapest"

2 weeks ago....
"Vant To Bite My Neck" 

So here is my card in purple...I called it "purple butterflies" because not only are there purple butterflies from one of my favorite stamps called "brookside manor"...psst...this is the same collection I use several the tiny doves on cards....but I also used the NEW "decorative butterfly corner. I just love the delicate diecut and all the swirls. 

Since I decided to keep it monochromatic, I stamped the sentiment and flourishes also in purple and embossed them with clear embossing powder on cream cardstock. These stamps are also part of the NEW collection called "sunny day collection". I love my old rose stamps from the "botanical 1 &2" and they work perfect with "rose creations", a total must have for any scrapper and/or cardmaker.

 I used pearls and ranger liquid pearls all over...and the white ink and embossing powder is my favorite from Mixd Media Inx- Jasmine. It really pops! Plus the help of pop dots.... :)

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop by the HC blog for more beautiful creations from our DT. Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The "Key" Ingredients

Good Morning!
I wanted to share with you a card that I made for the local card convention here in AZ.
This year's theme is "The Key Ingredients" The first thing that came to my mind is "cooking"
So I wanted to use retro colors and patterns around this theme. This little 4.25 x 5.5 inch card is all about "Love" "Love is the Key Ingredient" (inside....To Peace, Joy and Happiness)
Lots of love went into making it too. :) The dress/apron is really 3 pieces made using my cricut "nifty fifties" and glue all together. I also used it for the oven mittens... I used an heart stamp from "stamps by judith" it sure is the perfect little heart for my theme with those little lines. I them colored them with copic markers.

The teal paper is embossed with hearts. I added a border on the bottom using a MS punch.
I used vintage lace cream lace around the waist and the bottom of the apron.
I used a fabric lace down the center of the card and vintage plaid red ribbon for the bow.
There is a bit of red string in a bow for the oven mittens.

Just a closer view of this cute card. Im almost sad to see it go....

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by today! 
Wish me luck! 

I cant believe I won first place again!! 
2 for 2! 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Shabby Birthday Cupcakes

Good Morning....I'm still very sad about the recent tragedy that happened and as I find out more information it just gets sadder by the minute :( So in the attempt to feel not so sad, I thought today I would try to make something cheerful like a new birthday card. I was inspired by this weeks 

So here is my interpretation of this fun pink birthday theme. I really layered this card quite a just seemed like it needed something more??? I'm really happy the way it turned out. I started off using light pinks and I made the big flower out of Kleenex. The tutorial by Joanne Allison can be found here. I added a vintage pearl button that I found in a big bag at Hobby Lobby. The sentiment is from Verve, called "treasured words" I really love this set and hoping to get more soon. :)

I used my cricut "sweet treats" at 1 inch to make these little cupcakes in white and then layered them with inked cream cardtock. I then added white liquid applique and leftover pink pearls to give the cupcake a super yummy and realistic look. The premade flowers are from prima...left from another project and the tiny flowers were part of my Scrap That! kit this month.  The little birdcage was also cut using my cricut "serenade" at 2 inches.

The "floral ovals" from Spellbinders are one of my favorite sets, I tend to use it often. The little banner was cut with my cricut .75 inches on George Basic Shapes, triangles. I just glued thin pink ribbon to the tops and added pearls. Underneath the the banner is a diecut from Cheery Lynn Designs called "Italian Flourish" It is really detailed and so beautiful! The chipboard is part of Donna Salazar's "hand drawn swirls" and I inked and embossed it with my favorite "mixd media inx- jasmine" Im almost out! Need to get of that very very soon...

One last side view....
I am also entering this card into other card challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and if its your birthday today...well then....
Happy Birthday To You!!!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Deep Sorrow ;(

Today, I have some very very sad news to share with you... My oldest daughter just found out last night that her ex-boyfriend passed away on her birthday Feb. 18, 2013 at the age of 27. :( They were together for over 3 years almost 4 years and they recently separated before the winter holidays. She is sooo devastated and my heart aches for her during her mourning. I really thought they would marry one day and he would be the father of my first grandchild. They had talked of marriage for a while, but unfortunately they separated before that happened. About 2 weeks ago he tried to make amends with her...however, she was still very hurt from the break-up. He was a super intelligent young man who I believed should have gone to medical school and I believe he was planning to in the fall semester? Like his father. He was an only child and I'm sure his mother and father are just devastated, there are NO words to comfort them. A child is NEVER supposed to go before a sad and unfair. I'm sure God has his place for him...however, that doesn't ease the pain here on earth. So this morning, I wanted to make a beautiful card to send to his parents to share with their sympathy. I also knew him well over the years and it is a terrible loss to all of us. 

I wanted to use the color green and I seem to use it often for sympathy cards. I think the color green and nature seems to feel soothing when we need that in our lives. The lilies and birds are from Heartfelt Creations. I love those little doves and makes me think of heaven where he is now. I also added that little prima angel that I had leftover from my Scrap That GDT Feb kit. There fancy corner diecuts are from Cheery Lynn Designs a I used spellbinders too. There are pearls throughout and a pearl rose button from Tim Holtz. 

The sentiment I made using 2 fonts on Microsoft Word for Mac...You can also see here more details of the pearls even on the flowers that also have a shimmer. I really hope they like this card that I made for them for my heart, soul and tears went into making this card. God Bless them during their time of Deep Sorrow...Im still working on the inside...Im trying to find the words...If you have any ideas please help. Thank you!!! 

Thanks for listening and I hope your day is wonderful....send some my way :)

Friday, February 22, 2013

"Time Flies"

I'm so glad today is Friday and I actually have a 4 day weekend from work off. Yay!
So I started to make this week's Mojo Monday #281 sketch a couple of days ago and finally was able to finish it last night. When i seen the sketch, I really liked the basic circles but I wanted to make them somewhat different from my normal flower cards. So I was thinking about sprockets, gears and steampunk. So here is the card that I think you could give to a man or woman for any occasion. 
Amazing how "Time Flies"

So to make this card I used my cricut "accent essentials" for the sprockets using 2 different diecuts at 3 inches each. Then I used several stamp collections and embossed them with "leather" embossing powder. It looks like copper when it is heated up. I also added a few balloons and a few pieces of metal from Tim Holtz. The background paper is from the "scrap that" kit that I used earlier this month from "prima" Its so vintage and perfect for any card or layout.

In the background a piece of ruler ribbon and I used twine for a flowers.. or girly ribbons. LoL...There are pop dots behind all the sprockets and the balloons to give it a bit of dimension.

Here is that fabulous sketch that inspired this steam punk card. Thanks Mary!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!! 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Blue Jeans *Donna Salazar*

Hi my scrappy friends!
Its Lisa today sharing a tutorial on how to make felt roses. It really is easy using Donna's "Bitty Blossoms". Felt flowers seem to in lately and buying your own felt makes it not only convenient but also super cheap! Here is my layout using the amazing Family Jeans Paper Collection. This is a photo of my little Roxy and in her blue jeans.

Here is a closer view of the blue felt roses. 

First, take a piece of felt and cut it to fit your diecut machine. 
I bought my felt at Michael's full price for 20 cents! lol

Using the largest of Bitty Blossoms...Run it through the diecut machine a few times. 
If it sticks a bit just cut edges with scissors. You should see the lines. 

The biggest part of making these flowers is applying the glue all the way around before you start rolling them. I use a fast drying glue like Art Glitter-Clear. The roll the edges like you do with paper, I also use a wooden stick in the center and then pull it out when Im done.

Ta Da! Your felt flower is done! 

Another view of the felt flower and layering of a yellow rose using 3 layers. 

Gotta LOVE the chippie letters in this "Family Jeans" collection.

An angled view of the dimensions of the flowers and pop dots throughout.

Hope you enjoyed and start making your own felt flowers too...
I just love when I can save some money to spend it somewhere else. :)
Have a great day! 

Products Used:

GCD Studios-Family Jeans Collection
GCD Studios- Family Jeans- Chipboard Alphas

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Heartfelt Wednesday *Just BEE Cause"

Hello everyone..
so last week when I was thinking about what I wanted to make for Heartfelt Creations.
I knew I wanted to use the cut little bee stamp from the New collection "sunny days"
I love the little swirls behind the bees and since I love swirly bling, chipboard and stamps it was easier to make a card that had lots of these things to match. 
I usually layer many smaller size papers on top of each other but with the swirls I thought why not make a curve too. I made a template to save it for later in case i want to make a curve again. 
Of course, I also had to add flowers and keep the color theme yellow and black. :)

Here you can see the pop dots under the bees, flowers and lacey oval. 

I added gala glitz in black for the center of the flowers. 
The flowers are "daisy patch" with the matching diecut. 

The bees are super cute and I added little pieces of pop dots underneath. 

Thanks for stopping by....have a great day!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Happy 24th Birthday Erica

Hi, I just wanted to share a card that I made for my oldest daughter Erica's 24th Birthday. I gave it to her yesterday since that is when we decided to celebrate her day as a family.
I cant believe she is 24 today?...Does time fly or what??? Where did it go???
Love you baby

This is another card that is a lift from Linda Loew's recent card that I cant seem to stop I chose shabby chic blues because it matches her bedroom theme at her apt. I picked out her bedding for college graduation and it appears now she loves shabby chic too :) The awesome stamp is from Verve that I won during their monthly challenge...I LOVE it! So many beautiful stamps and this is my first set. :) It is called "treasured words"

 Of course, unlike so many of my card I finished the inside...using part of the same diecut from Heartfelt Creations called "decorative lace border" I used lace instead of ribbon and made a bow with it too. The heart button really went well with the heart diecuts "timeless amour" and it matches the gala glitz and bling to give it just enough contrast. 

Here is a closer view once again of the hearts and flowers....ok I think I will stop making the same card even though I love it sooo much....the first time took me a while but now I made this one in less than an hour... :)

My daughter loved it and I hope she keeps it forever...
Loe you baby!
Happy Birthday!
Thanks for stopping by....

Saturday, February 16, 2013

"Thank You" To Our Veterinarian

Hello, so today I have a quick story to tell you...
My little adopted Italian Greyhound "Stella" was diagnosed about a week ago with "acute pancreatitis"...she was sooooo sick and it was probably brought on by giving her too many snacks...people and beggin strips. :( My husband was sooo upset because she is his princess. He took her to the vet and she has been on 3 medications, one of them for pain. Our poor baby! We felt so bad and at complete fault. Well, it has been 10 days now and to our surprise she is feeling almost like her old self again. I did lots of research and it reads that it can take 4-6 weeks so we really feel blessed. She is on a new diet and NO more snacks ever again! So, today I wanted to make a card for the veterinarian who really took good care of her and was very compassionate about pain medications...I know that if you are in pain you don't heal as fast so this sure was very important to us. Thank You! 

This is the card that I made for her...I'm working on the inside with all my gratitude.
It was inspired by 2 people, first Linda Loew with her recent heart card that I just loved and had to make and second, by Becca Feekin and a card she made a while ago for dog sympathy.
Thank you both! 

Here you can see I added pop dots for a bit of dimension. I used spellbinders "decorative labels eight" for the intricate diecuts. I also used my cricut for the hearts. The embossed vellum wings are from "mixd media elements". The tiny bones are from a little bone punch that I found at the dollar store. 

I just love the "bitty blossoms" and I actually used the same pink cardstock and then colored them with a copic marker. Next I added some "fairy dust glitter" pralines and cream to give it a little shine. 
The adorable dog stamp is from Heartfelt Creations called "antique truck" and there are actually 2 different doggies to pick, one with flowers and one without. The paw print stamp is from Inkadinkado and I bought it the local Michael's. I really like it because it looks like a real paw print with the smearing

Here is a closer view of the wings...
for after all I think our vet is an angel sent here to take care of our beloved pets. 
Especially, our little "Stella" 

Thanks for stopping by today and I appreciate all you warm wishes and thoughts
for our princess to get fully healthy once again! 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

With Love

Happy Valentine's Day!
So have you ever seen a card out there that you say to yourself...OMG!
I just have to make it just like it?
Well, that is what I said to myself when I seen one of my DT colleagues card at Heartfelt Creations.
The card made by Linda Loew was beyond is breathtaking!
You can see her original here
I will admit it took a lot longer to make than I thought it would...soooo many details.
In fact, Linda's had more stamping than mine does...I just used the diecuts and punch for all my flowers. I didn't have the pink bling so I used some brown instead. 
I also made the card smaller...this is a 5 x 5 inch card with different papers from K & Company.

I added an extra flower up on top instead of more bling, but basically it is close duplicate of her amazing card. The ribbon is not a ready to color ribbon, it is cream and I just sprayed it with mists.
Most of the diecuts are all from Heartfelt Creations...since Im part of the DT sure made this card easy for me to follow....there is also the full instructions at the HC Blog. 

I sure would have never thought of using this older stamp "with love" in the center of the heart. 
It is sure a perfect fit and I will be sure to bring it out soon.. 
I added pink pearls in the center of the brown flowers and gala glitz brown in the center of the pink flowers....thank you soooo much Linda for making this card that I truly LOVE!!!

Hope you enjoy your day with your special  loved one...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Heartfelt Wednesday NEW *Sunny Day Collection*

Hello, Im back with another Heartfelt Wednesday and the 
NEW "Sunny Day" Collection.
The Sunny Day Collection captures the tranquility of a sunny day in the garden. Setting the tone with serene garden views and peaceful plant and butterfly harmonies is the Sunny Day Paper Collection. Stamps include bustling bees, a vintage watering can and botanical butterfly medleys. The Decorative Butterfly Corner Die in this collection will add unique versatility to any project. Leave a comment on the HC blog by February 19th and you will be eligible to win the entire release.

So below is a layout of my niece. She is so adorable in this photo and I wanted to give it a lovely background using lots of Heartfelt Creations papers, stamps and diecuts. 
The butterflies in this collection are so beautiful!

I used some older stamp flowers and leaves. I never get tired of those "bella rose" leaves.

Here is a closer view of the "malabar clematis" flowers and go perfectly with the new stamp collection... and don't forget the diecuts to make them a perfect cut every time.

I colored the butterflies with copic markers and the delicate details are awesome. 

Thanks for stopping by....
Be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations Blog for your chance to win this beautiful
"Sunny Day" Collection too!
Have a great week!