Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Heartfelt Wednesday's

Hi, today I am sharing with you a new card made for Heartfelt Creations.
It is a gatefold card and it is similar to the one that is made with the "Layered Elegant Swirl" you can see that video here. However this card is a little bigger, so I will include the instructions below. 
This card is using the "Layered Scalloped Posy" dies and many of the NEW collection called 
I really loved the way this card came out, it truly is elegant and perfect for that someone special who would love a card like this does take a bit longer than your standard card, but totally worth the ending result! 

 Here is a view of the inside....many times when I make a card for Heartfelt Creations I only make the outside, however for this card it was a total must to make the inside just as elegant as the outside.
I decided to only stamp on the center, so that if you wanted to have more space for journaling you could also do that on the sides. 

Here is a view of it flat as you can see the flowers pop of the card....:)

Here are the full instructions on how I made my Gatefold Card:

The gatefold card closed measures 5.25 x 7 inches. First, cut pink cardstock 7 inches x 10.75 inches. Score at 2.25 inches and at 8 inches, fold to center. Place “Layered Scalloped Posy” Edge on the top in the center then line up edge with small “Layered Scalloped Posy” Edge, run it through grand calibur. Line up other small “Layered Scalloped Posy” Edge on opposite side and run it through grand calibur. Using exacto knife cut off excess. Front 2 panels in white cardstock measure 2.25 x 5.5 inches. Diecut both panels with “Layered Scalloped Posy” on the top.  Do the same for the inside 2 panels too. Stamp “Tattered Collage” half on the right and other half on the left. Color with copic markers. Stamp 4 smallest and 2 next size up of the “Tattered Blossoms”, Diecut with “Tattered Blossoms Die” Color with copic markers, add glitter gloss, fairy dust glitter and pearls in center. Place pop dots in between and place over colored flowers. Inside panel measures 4.25 x 6.5 inches, diecut like small panels and stamp “Tattered Blossoms Swirls”, color with copic markers and add pearls to center of flowers. Glue all pieces together. Stamp “Heartfelt Expressions” and diecut with “Labels 20” chalk edges in pink and add liquid pearls. Add pink ribbon around card and use clear zots in back to adhere to card base. 

Be sure to stop at the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see more great designs this week form out fab DT! 
Have a fabulous day! 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Heartfelt Wednesday's

Good Morning! Welcome back to another Heartfelt Wednesday
Finally, after almost the whole month has gone by I was able to make a scrapbooking layout for HC. 
I have been super busy with my oldest daughter graduating from college and guests in town, that I was really under pressure and little time to make layouts. 
This is a photo of Roxy and an old friend of hers from High School, can you believe my Roxy is a Junior in college now? Where did the time go???

 Here is a close-up of the beautiful new flowers from Heartfelt Creations called "Tattered Blossoms"  dont forget to get the matching diecut "Tattered Blossoms" to make your flowers perfect! 
I really love the details in the amazing flowers. I also used a stamp called "Broken Cinder Blocks" on the circles. I thought it went well with my patterned paper :) 

The sentiment is from "Heartfelt Expressions" and I really love love love the font! You will too! 
Be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations Blog for more fabulous designs by our DT this week! 
Have a great day! 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

A Little "Bitty" Shabby

Hi! Today I wanted to share my tips of how I make my "Bitty Blossoms". They are easy and fast to make and are just awesome for any card or scrapbooking page. Lately, I have been redecorating my guest room in "shabby chic" so it has been on my mind a lot! Hence my latest scrapbooking page using lots of Donna's amazing products!

Here you can see how they really pop off the page.

I loved embossing the chipboard and making my own shabby cardboard circle....tutorial coming soon! 
Here is all you need to make these fabulous "Bitty" Flowers:
Spellbinders- Bitty Blossoms
Wooden Skewer
Fine Tweezer

First, I diecut out in white one of the blossoms. 

Here I used the wooden skewer to keep the center tight and perfectly round

Place glue on the center circle and use tweezers to hold down center...thats it! 

 It doesn't get any easier than that.... :)
Hope you give them a try will sure love em! 
Have a wonderful day! 

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Heartfelt Wednesday's

Hi, Today Im sharing with you a clean and simple card for this week's HC. I have been wanting to make a black and white card for a while now. :)
I had to have some bling to it though...It is hard to tell from the photo but all the inking is embossed so it really does shine. I really LOVE the sentiments from this month's "Old English Garden" set. This particular one is called "Heartfelt Expressions" the font is sooo elegant and there are so many wonderful sayings to choose from that it is truly one of those must haves. 

Be sure to stop over to see more beautiful designs from our fabulous DT at Heartfelt Creations Blog
Have a great day! 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

NEW Release with Heartfelt Creations "Old English Garden"

Hi, welcome back to this month's new release from Heartfelt Creations!
We are delighted to present the Old English Garden Collection. Come have a cup of tea with us in our Old English Garden. With flower blooms as fresh as the morning dew and cracked walls as old as the dirt beneath it, this set offers a rustic flavor. The typography flows as smoothly as a calm spring breeze. Be sure to grab the custom die for maximum creative versatility and fun 3D depth! There are 6 new PreCut Stamp Sets and one beautiful new exclusive Spellbinders die designed for Heartfelt Creations. Leave a comment on the HC blog by May 15th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $141.99
Here is my example this week using this amazing new stamps set! I just love the tea cups and the amazing sentiments....they are soooo beautiful! 

Here is a closer view of those distressed "Old English Garden" tea cups! I also used copic's for the first time to color them with....lovely! 

Dont you just love these gorgeous flowers and fonts...I sure will using them a lot! 

Be sure to check out the blog at Heartfelt Creations to see all the amazing designs from our New DT! 
Have a Beautiful Day! 

Monday, May 7, 2012


Hi everyone!  Donna Salazar is having a HUGE GIVEAWAY!!  

Below is a message from Donna with all the details...

Heylow my cyber peeps! As promised... here are the deets for the superdy duper ginormous giveaway that we mentioned on the NSD Webshow... First here is a picture of all the goodness that we are giving away:


Wowie Pazowie!!! That is a LOT of stuff!!! 

So... if you want to be entered into the drawing to get this Motherload of prizes, here is what ya gotta do:

1) Like the DonnaSalazarDesigns Facebook page (if you haven't already)

2) Share the DonnaSalazarDesigns Facebook page (share again if you've already shared it)

3)Like the Distrezz-it-All Facebook page (if you haven't already)

4)Share the Distrezz-it-All Facebook page (share again if you've already shared it)

5) Come back to this blog and add your name and e-mail to the inlinks for this post

The winner will be chosen via RandomOrg and will be announced during the Tuesday Tutorials show on May 15th @ 7:00 PM Pacific Time (you don't need to attend the webshow to win)

And... In case you haven't heard about my BIG event that I'm doing in June... here is some info:

30in30 copy

I'll be launching a new mini e-Class on the Girlie Grunge site EVERYDAY in June. Each e-Class will cost ONLY $5... OR you can sign up for the "Mega-Class" and instead of all 30 classes costing you $150, you will only pay $100!

To sign up for the "Mega-Class" CLICK HERE

Links to the sign up pages for individual classes are on the Girlie Grunge site HERE: the individual classes will be loaded daily in May.

What you get for your $5:

  1. 12 months access to the e-Class 
  2. A Supplies list approximately 30 days before the class starts
  3. Classroom Comment Section to ask questions (or you can e-mail me)
  4. A detailed downloadable instructional PDF (after class starts)
  5. A narrated presentation video OR a technique video (after class starts)
  6. The love and friendship of Donna Salazar
  7. Lots of ooohs and aaaaahs when you upload your projects to the Girlie Grunge Gallery
Here are some of my FAVES:
Artsy Layout Background (left)    Homemade Crackle Background (right)
DSCN1906  DSCN1899
Girlie Grunge Wallhanging
Sneak peeks of several more e-Classes
Good luck in the GINORMOUS GIVEAWAY and I hope to see you over on the Girlie Grunge site!
Thanks for stopping by! Smooches ~D~

Saturday, May 5, 2012

You Are Amazing! ATC *Donna Salazar*

Hi, I wanted to share with you today my very FIRST ATC (Artist Trading Card)! 
Let me tell you I was a bit scared about making one because I have seen so many beautiful cards made in the past...but it was soooo super easy and fast with Donna's products! Seriously! 
I am so used to a giant 12 x 12 palette and I was thinking that there is NO WAY I can make a cute and fun ATC....gee was I totally

 Here is another look..looking straight at you! 
I wanted my ATC to look like a pillow, so I added some cream vintage lace to the back of the 
"Designer Embellies" 

 As you can see here it really has lots of dimension to this small ATC. Can you see the awesome "fairy dust"? Its completely over the "crown" and in spots over the "rose"...I really love gives it a great sparkle to any project you make. :)

By just adding some small scraps of kraft cardstock, you can have an entire saying on this adorable 2.5 x 3.5 ATC. Super fast and super fun to give to your friends or scrapbooking pals.


Thanks for stopping by and all the lovely comments! 
If you haven't tried one of these fun ATC's I totally recommend that you do! 
Have fun! 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Heartfelt Wednesday's

Hi, Welcome back to another Heartfelt Wednesday! I just love roses, as you can see. This time I used some fantastic distressed leaves from HC. Now that I finally broke them out, I sure will be using them more and more....they are amazing! 

Here is the side view, as you can see lots of pop dots as usual, but I even added some color to the inside too.

A closer view of these amazing flowers and leaves...."Botanical Floral 1 and Botanical Floral 2" and "Distressed Leaves" dont forget the diecuts....."Rose Creations" and "Nested Leaves"

Be sure to check out all the beautiful creations over at Heartfelt Creations Blog and some NEW designs from out NEW Dt members....Stunning! Have a great day!