Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Seasons Givings Blog Hop


Hello and Happy New Year to You!
Welcome to the Seasons Givings Blog Hop.
As a thank you for being a blog reader/follower, there will be a give away to one random commenter on my blog; actually, everyone on this list is giving something away. All you need to do is go to their blog and leave a comment, so be sure to settle in with a cup of coffee and enjoy the creativity!


Lee Ann Barrett- you are here.  Thanks for leaving me a comment!

I have been considering card styles lately, trying to figure out what I like and how I create and why.  I gravitate to elegant cards but will try just about anything; today I tackled the collage style card~


What about other card styles?
I enjoy clean and layered cards, although often mine tend to be more 'natural' and layered~


I have learned to embrace cas cards~


Maybe you are a vintage/shabby chic girl.  I enjoyed creating this shabby card~


  But, as I said, elegant cards seem to be what I gravitate to ~


So, what style are you?  I am sure we could name other styles, and I have certainly made cards that do not seem to fit in any category.  I would love it if you let me know what style you like and which of my above mentioned cards is your favorite.  Crafty Style. It is something to think about for the new year! 

Now on to the giveaway!  Please note that unfortunately, due to shipping costs, I cannot ship out of the U.S.  You have until January 5th, 11:59 EST to comment for a chance to win this giveaway.  Winner will be announced January 6th at 9pm EST. 

Included-
2 new spools of Martha Stewart baker's twine
1 package of KI Memories music notes puffy stickers, nip
1 12" Queen & Co felt snowflake border sticker, nip
1 package of paper lace border stickers, nip
1 Cuttlebug embossing folder, gently used
1 package of winter themed ribbon
1 Amuse Holiday sentiment stamp, nip
3 Heartfelt Creations Stamp Sets, your choice of listed below-
Peaceful Night, used once
Sweet Memories, 1 new, others used once
Bright Christmas, 1 image new, 2 used once
Sun Kissed Fleur Border and Corner Set, 1 image new, 1 used once
Post Card, nip
Beautiful Juliet, 1 image new, 1 used once



Enjoy the hop!

Lee Ann  :)

To enter, leave a comment on my blog, then click on the green +1 box in the Crafty Give 
Away  Box below-once you do this, you will have an opportunity to earn a second chance to win by joining my blog-just click on the blue "join this site" button in the right hand side bar!

Ring in the New Year with the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blop Hop

Hello Everyone and Happy New Year!  
It isn't quite New Year's here yet, but I know that somewhere in this world it is already 2014. It is hard to say good bye to 2013 as it was quite an exciting year, but I am looking forward to what 2014 will bring.

I am so glad you could join us for the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop. You have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Heartfelt Creations just by leaving a comment on participating blogs; the more blogs you visit and comment on, the greater your chances of winning.  You can hop until midnight (EST) on January 3rd.  Winner will be announced on our blogs at noon on January 4th.

My card today probably will go down as the project that took the most time to create-ever!  I started with a completely different project and reworked it at least 6 times over a period of 4 days and finally scrapped it!  I went in a totally different direction and came up with this~


While I love Christmas, winter, and snow, I really needed a shot of spring color; I think pink, green, and yellow fill that category! 
I started with the Decorative Leafy Frame Die and embossed it in white on vellum.  I stamped the butterfly image and colored it with Copics, then stamped again just for a second butterfly and colored it as well.  both complete image and second butterfly were fussy cut out.  The frame and butterfly/floral image were matted on green cs and adhered to a white card base.  The card is a nonstandard size of 6.25 x 4.25 inches. 
Here is your complete list of DT Alumi; your next stop should be Emilia~
Glenda Brooks
Alissa Wells
Candy Slabaugh
Vicki Dutcher
Cibele Glazer 
Selma Stevenson
Giovana Smith
Deneen Treble 
Caroline Duncan 
Lee Ann Barrett -you are here!
Emilia van den Heuvel 
Linda Loew
Mary Faus 
Linda Payne


Don't forget to check back on January 4th to see if you are a winner!  Also, you may want to stop by at midnight tonight, EST (I know we will all be up, right?) or later this week for the Seasons Givings Blog Hop- every blog will have a giveaway and there are lots of participating blogs.  If you love Heartfelt Creations stamps, you might be interested in my giveaway (hint hint!).

That's it for me; enjoy the hop and have a very blessed New Year!

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies used-
Stamps-Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret Frame Precut Set, Butterfly and Bunny Precut Set, Open Vintage Floret Precut Set, Inspire Me Sentiments Precut Set
Paper- Neenah Solar White cs, SU Certainly Celery cs, SU Vellum
Ink- Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other- Copics, white embossing powder, Decorative Leafy Frame Die, dimensionals, ribbon, pearls, Decorative Flower Pot Die (for tag die)

Friday, December 27, 2013

Banner CAS Card

Hi Everyone!

Hope you all had a fantastic Christmas!  I am still eating leftovers (translates to "Yeah, no cooking") and picking up wrappings.  But I am back in the craft room; I feel I have been away too long, between illness and the Christmas Holiday.  Now I am running short on MOJO.  I did find a little bit of a creative spark when I saw this Freshly Made Sketches sketch and paired it with the color palette from Colour Q



I am really pleased with how this turned out, especially since it is outside of my comfort zone.  All products are Stampin' Up.  I stamped the map from Map It Out and then stamped several banners on dsp using the small banner image from the Designer Type set; they were fussy cut out.  The arrow was stamped twice on Coastal Cabana cs and fussy cut out.  The word 'miss' was stamped on one of the arrows. The arrows were layered using dimensionals.  The You Are Here arrow was stamped on Baked Brown Sugar and fussy cut out as well.  The whole top panel is adhered with dimensionals.
And yes, I do have a friend I am missing in Texas!  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed weekend!

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies used-
Stamps- Map It Out and Designer Typer Photopolymer Stamp Sets
Paper- Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Brown Sugar, Etcetera, Eastern Elegance, Epic Day This and That, and retired dsp
Ink- Brown Sugar,Basic Black
Other- dimensionals

Thursday, December 26, 2013

SNSS post

Hello!
Have you recovered from yesterday's festivities yet?  Maybe you are still picking up wrapping paper or maybe you are sneaking away for some 'you' time to try out your new stamps you got for Christmas.  Christmas here was quiet and peaceful, so I am now ready to rock the stamp room!  But first,  I have a quick card to share today- trendy, with lots of banners~


I borrowed the sketch from Cardabilities~
I stamped the fabulous vintage typewriter from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Keep in Touch set in black and die cut it out.  Banners were cut from Echo Park dp.  I added the background "grunge" with the new Sweet 'n Sassy Grunge Elements set. 
I think, come February, I will be changing up the color of the banners on this sketch and turning it into a Valentine card. 
I hope I have inspired you to get stamping! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies used-
Stamps- Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps- Keep in Touch and Grunge Elements
Paper- Neenah Solar White, Basic Black, Echo Park dp
Ink- Ranger Archival Black
Other- Sweet 'n Sassy Keep in Touch Dies, MFT Fishtail Flag Stax Die- Namics, dimensionals, Hemptique twine

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

CAS Study and an Inspired Sketch

Hi Everyone!
Over the last couple of weeks I have been admiring a card/sketch done by Chupa.  I was very intrigued by it and wanted to give it a try. My idea for the sketch was also a perfect fit for the CASE Study Challenge, which I am just sneaking in under the wire.


This is the sketch that I used-


This sketch is from Chupa's current sketch challenge.
And I can't forget Simon Says Stamp's Challenge- Snow.

...And Curtain Call has this great inspiration pic-


Great Impressions asks us to "add glitter". 

That is it for me-I really need to get to bed, LOL!

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies used-
Stamps- Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Spectacular Snowflakes, Heartfelt Creations (sentiment), Stampin' Up Gorgeous Grunge, PTI- Winter Penguin Mini Stamp Set
Paper- Neenah Solar White, SU Pool Party, Early Espresso, Silver Glitter Paper
Ink- Pool Party, Early Espresso
Other- Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Large Snowflake Dies, Heartfelt Creations Leaf Dies, Verve flourish dies, bling, My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots


A Fun CAS Christmas Thank You

Hello Everyone!

I have been out sick for a couple of days now, but was finally coming around this afternoon so went downstairs for a little stamping therapy.  I wanted to play with a couple of new stamps that I got over the summer at a stamp show.

I stamped my image in Stazon as I wanted to watercolor in a background around it.  I had to be careful when coloring with Copics to not bleed the Stazon.  Also, the image is stamped on mixed media paper and the Copics really bleed on this paper, so again, caution and patience were needed to color the image.
The banners were stamped on dsp and the "THX" stamped on the red banner.  Both banners were fussy cut out and adhered to the card with the red banner popped up on dimensionals. 
The colors came from SCS Color Challenge this week- Gumball Green, Blushing Bride and Real Red.  The sketch is from Seize the Sketch.


The card is also for Simon Says Stamp Challenge, which is-to use a stamp!
Over at Merry Monday, the challenge is to use an animal on our Christmas card. 
And at 613 Avenue Create, the challenge is all about CAS cards.
Thanks for popping in and enjoy these last few days  before Christmas!

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies Used-
Stamps- Crackerbox Palace (dog), Stampin' Up Typeset (banner and letters), QKR Stampede (sentiment)
Paper- SU Gumball Green, Basic Black, Neenah Solar White
Ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Stazon Black, Blushing Bride
Other- MFT Fishtail Flag Stax Die-Namics, dimensionals, aqua painter

Ribbon Carousel Anything Goes

Hello Friends!
There is still time to play in the Ribbon Carousel Challenge this month; the theme is "Anything Goes".  It doesn't get easier than that!  You can play along for your chance to win a Ribbon Carousel!
We are getting down to the wire, as far as Christmas cards go AND as far as the Ribbon Carousel being open.  If you don't have your own carousel yet, you can still get one for $45 (that's half off!) through December 18th!  Has a Ribbon Carousel been on YOUR wish list?  
Only one more week until Christmas and I am still making Christmas cards!  I used Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Poinsettia Stamp Set and lots of glitter for this card.


 Although I am not a huge glitter fan, I have always admired those perfect strips of glitter that I have seen on cards.  I finally pulled out the Scor-Tape and gold glitter and went to work.  I really like how this turned out- more than enough glitz, but not over the top.  The poinsettia was heat embossed with gold embossing powder and the outermost leaves were lightly watercolored.  I then stamped and embossed the flower a second time and fussy cut it out, only including the all-white leaves/petals.  I never know what to call a poinsettia flower, as it is really leaves that we refer to as a flower! 
Also, you may have noticed that the sentiment is not centered.  That is a Fail on my part as I thought I was going to have a bow to the right of the sentiment, but that did not happen.  Seeing as the sentiment was already glued down, well, it was going to have to stay off center!
I used Liquid Pearls instead of pearl bling for this card, which reminded me of why I usually do not use Liquid Pearls!
But for all of my mishaps and Oopies, I really do like how this turned out, and I hope you do too!
With all of the glitter here, I am entering this card in the Great Impressions Challenge, which is to use glitter. 

Remember, to play in Ribbon Carousel's, 'Anything Goes' Challenge, you must follow these rules-
-Your project must be based the this month's theme (well, that's easy!)
-You must use ribbon, twine, washi tape or anything that comes on a spool in your project
-You must add a NEW project to the inlinz at the bottom of this post here

And don't forget to check out the inspiration from the rest of the crew while you are there!

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies used
Stamps- Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Poinsettia and Christmas Silhouettes (sentiment)
Paper- Neenah Solar White, SU Gumball Green and Pistachio Pudding, SU Vellum
Ink- Versamark, Wild Wasabi
Other- Scor-Tape, Glitter, Dimensionals, Aqua painter, Gold Embossing Powder, gold cording, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Scalloped Edge dies, Liquid Pearls, MFT Fishtail Falg Stax Die-Namics

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Short, Sweet and Shabby

Hi Everyone!
Seeing as I am quite under the weather today, this blog post will be short.  It is sweet as it is all about gingerbread and it is shabby because I have the pleasure  of being guest designer for the Shabby Tea Room this week. 
Red, white, gingham and gingerbread all have to be components of your cards/projects this week.


I started with my treat holder (instructions here); I guess I am not a gingerbread person because I had to search through all of my craft supplies to find one lone piece of dp with gingerbread men on it.  I cut him out in a circle, added a kraft circle that I had lying on my desk and then added my scalloped circle.  The gingham is stamped  and a piece of Gumball Green cs is layered on top of it.  My sewing machine decided to act up on me part way through my project, so the stitches are not quite right.
I love the holly from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Christmas Silhouettes; I stamped several of these and die cut them out, then covered them with Stampendous Crystal Snow.
You may be wondering why my card is not identical to my treat holder.  Well, truth be told, I really, really dislike making multiples of anything.  For the card, I added a banner and a strip of muslin which I wrapped around the gingham layer, gathered the two ends together, and tied them with some baker's twine.  Red buttons and baker's twine finish off both projects.
Do you still have Christmas projects to finish?  Stop by the Shabby Tea Room and play along!

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies used-
Stamps-Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Christmas Silhouettes, SU Merry, Merry and Teeny Tiny Wishes, Our Daily Bread Designs- Gingham Background Stamp
Paper- Whisper White, Neenah Solar White, Crumb Cake, Gumball Green, Brown Sugar
Ink- Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler
Other- Stampendous Crystal Snow, Spellbinders Scalloped Circles, MFT Fish Tail Flag Stax and Circle Stax Die-Namics,  Sweet 'n Sassy Christmas Silhouettes Dies, SU Apothercary Framelits, Brights Buttons, Baker's Twine, Large Oval Punch, Treat Bags, and Argyle ef,  Red ribbon



Friday, December 13, 2013

Cocoa Paints the Town Orange!

Hello Everyone!
 Can you believe there is less than 2 weeks 'til Christmas?  I feel like the season hasn't even started yet! Other than put the tree up, I have done next to nothing;  I hope you are farther along than me! 
Of course, I still worked in some stamping!  Today's card was made with one of the new releases from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Don't you just love this little guy?  He manages to show up everywhere, and today he is adding a little color to the world.

 

Cocoa is colored with Copics and fussy cut out.  I have used some Echo Park dp, a Stampin' Up doily and that teal banner is actually a Home Depot paint swatch. 
The bottom of the card is embossed with a chevron embossing folder.  I defined the orange dp by drawing a black line around the edges.  Orange ink was spritzed across the doily and I added some sequins for some sparkle to finish off the card.
To sweeten the deal, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is having a 12 Days of Christmas Sale-every day through the 23rd is a new special!


 
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed weekend!

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies used-
Stamps- Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Colorful Cocoa
Paper- SU Naturals White, Basic Black, Neenah Solar White, Echo Park dp
Ink- Memento Tuxedo Black
Other- Copics, SU Chevron ef, MFT Circle Stax Die-Namics and Fish Tail Flag Stax, SU doily, Micron black pen, Tsukineko Fireworks Craft Ink Spray

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas Treats

Hello Everyone! I just received my Stampin' Up order and had to play with a new stamp set. I wanted to create cute treat bags, so set about measuring, scoring and punching paper.


 I cut two pieces of Gumball Green cardstock to 5 1/2 x 2 7/8.  I scored each piece 1/2 inch up from what will be the bottom of the treat holder.  Then, fold the score lines and adhere the 2 one half inch flaps together (I used Scor Tape).  I did not overlap the two flaps completely; I only overlapped about 1/4" of the flaps.  I cut a white panel, leaving about 1/4" smaller than the green cs on all sides.  I embossed the lower portion of the white panel with the polka dot ef then adhered it to the green cs.  Punch the handle through all 3 layers of cs-one white layer and 2 green layers.
 You can now embellish your treat holder however you would like.  I used WaterColor Winter and Morning Post Numbers along with the coordinating Deco Labels Collection Framelits. Then, LOTS of glitter, which is something I do not do too often!

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed week!

Lee Ann :)

Supplies used-
Stamps- SU Watercolor Winter, Morning Post Numbers
Paper-Whisper White, Gumball Green, Basic Black
Ink-Gumball Green, Real Red, Versamark
Other-Stampin' Glitter, Deco Label Collection Framelits, Vintage button, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, dimensionals, small treat bag, Polka dot ef, Large Oval Punch, black embossing powder, cheese cloth, silver cord from gift wrap department



Colorful Cocoa

Hello and Welcome to Day 4 of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps December Release Blog Hop!  Today we are sharing cards with one of your favorites, Cocoa!


This image, paired with the 'Thank You' sentiment makes a perfect card for a teacher.  Cocoa is colored with Copics and the dp is from Echo Park.  I finished off the card with a Stampin' Up button and some Hemptique twine. 

Here are the details~
  • Includes 2 images and 5 sentiments
  • Paint can image measures approximately 2.5" x 2"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp - $11
Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails below.

Be sure to leave a comment of each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away (4) $15 store credits (1 winner will be chosen from each of the 4 blog hops).

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, December 13th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, December 16th.
 

Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!

Lee Ann  :)


Monday, December 9, 2013

Getting Grungy

Hello and Welcome to Day 3 of the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps New Release Blog Hop!  Today we are featuring Korin's fabulous grunge set!




I paired the artistic spatters of the Grunge Elements Set with the wonderful little ink well and pen from the Keep in Touch Set.  I masked off a center square, sponged my color in and then stamped the splatter image over that.  The ink well is die cut out and popped up on dimensionals.  These are so easy to put together and will make a great little gift set of 3 x 3 notecards. 
Here are the details~

  • Includes 9 images and 3 sentiments
  • Word "art" measures approximately 1.5" x .75"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp - $26
Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails below.

Be sure to leave a comment of each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away (4) $15 store credits (1 winner will be chosen from each of the 4 blog hops).

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, December 13th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, December 16th.



Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the hop! 

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies Used-
Stamps- Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Grunge Elements, Keep in Touch
Paper- Neenah Solar White
Ink- Bahama Breeze, Lucky Limeade, Regal Rose, Ranger Archival Black
Other- Post It Notes, sponge, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Keep in Touch Dies

Saturday, December 7, 2013

A Tattered Rose

Hello Friends!  I have a quick share for you this evening of a card I made for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge which is to add stitching on our card.  I wanted to get my newest Flourishes stamp inky. 

I colored my image with Prismacolor pencils and fussy cut it out.  The rest is pretty self explanatory.  Supplies are listed below. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed Sunday!

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies Used-
Stamps- Flourishes Old Tea Rose, Stampin' Up Everything Eleanor
Paper- Neenah Solar White, SU Basic Black, Whisper White, Specialty dsp and First Edition dsp (retired)
Ink- Crumb Cake, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other- Stampin' Up white ribbon, Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities and Classic Petal Edgeabilities, sewing machine


The Card Concept- A Challenge

Hello friends! I have wonderful news today!

 Many of you may know the talented Lesley Croghan and the many challenges for stampers that she hosts throughout blogland.  I have participated in many of them myself!  Lesley's latest venture is a challenge called The Card Concept, which allows one to explore the various styles of stamping- 6 of them to be exact.  I am thrilled to have been asked to be one of the designers representing the Classy and Elegant style.  What is the Classy and Elegant style you ask? 
It may include these features-
  • polished
  • shiney finish
  • sparkling elements
  • rich color scheme
  • sophisticated sentiments
  • regal
  • sweeping
  • dramatic
  • monochromatic
  • layered textures
  • awe
  • impress
That is quite a list!  I personally tend to use a lot of layered textures such as dry and heat embossing, fabrics, and mixed media.  I also tend to reach for sophisticated sentiments and images-frequently florals, like the card below-
As you can see with this card,  I have used a sophisticated sentiment and floral image,  have lots of texture with mixed media, have a dramatic flourish and have added a bit of bling. 

We start in January; I hope you will join us for some great challenges!  Keep up with the news by following The Card Concept blog and 'like' us on facebook

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies Used-
Stamps-Stampin' Up Field Flowers, Word Play, Everything Eleanor
Paper- Crumb Cake, Whisper White, First Edition dsp
Ink-Gumball Green, Early Espresso, Calypso Coral, Blush Blossom, Always Artichoke
Other- gesso, SU Apothecary Framelits, pearls, bubble wrap, dimensionals, glitter
  

Keeping in Touch with New Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!

Hello Friends!
Welcome to Day 1 of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps New Release Blog Hop!  Today we are highlighting this fabulous set, Keep in Touch, with its matching dies,  that is perfect for your vintage cards, note cards and masculine cards. 


 

I stamped my adorable telephone and cut it out with its matching die and then used these fab papers from Pebbles Inc. along with this week's sketch from Splitcoaststamper~

As you can see, I turned my sketch and then mirror image flipped it to accommodate my image.
Here are the details on this great set~

  • Stamp set includes 6 images and 12 sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 4" x 6"
  • Typewriter image measures approximately 2.25" x 2"
  • Die set includes 6 dies
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set - $15 
  • Die set-$10.50
  • Get the bundle for just $22 a ($25.50 value)
     
  Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails below.

Be sure to leave a comment of each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away (4) $15 store credits (1 winner will be chosen from each of the 4 blog hops).

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, December 13th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, December 16th.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the hop!



Lee Ann  :)

Supplies used-
Stamps- Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Keep in Touch
Paper-Neenah Solar White, SU So Saffron, Pebbles Inc. dsp
Ink-Ranger Archival Ink
Other-Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Keep in Touch Dies, snss Scalloped Edge Dies,  baker's twine, MFT Fishtail Flag Stax Die-Namics, SU Simply Scored, MME

Friday, December 6, 2013

Terrific Type

Hello, Everyone!  Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has just released new stamps and they are perfect for your vintage look cards. I used the Typewriter Background Stamp and Keep in Touch Stamp Set for this card. 




For this background, I used the frame from Keep in Touch and then stamped off once before stamping the Typewriter Background within the frame.  The dp was spritzed with some Mister Huey's Calico White ink.  I used this great sketch from Chupa~

Here are the details~
  • Includes 1 background stamp
  • Measures approximately 3.75" x 3.75"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp - $11
Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails below.

Be sure to leave a comment of each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away (4) $15 store credits (1 winner will be chosen from each of the 4 blog hops).

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, December 13th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, December 16th.

 Thanks so much for stopping by; have a blessed week!


Lee Ann  :)

Supplies Used-
Stamps- Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Keep in Touch, Typewriter Background
Paper- Very Vanilla, Mellow Moss, Basic Gray cs, Pebbles Inc. dp
Ink- Calypso Coral, Memento Black, Basic Gray
Other- Keep in Touch Dies, SU paper doily, SU doily Sizzlit, Hemptique Twine, dimensionals, Mister Huey Calico White spray ink. 



Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Trying the Chalkboard Technique

Hello Everyone!
I have a quick post today sharing a card I made for MOJO MondayThe Shabby Tea Room and Simon Says Stamp.   I tend to not be a trend follower, so I had not tried the chalkboard technique.  But after seeing it featured over on the Merry Monday Challenge, I decided to give it a whirl.


 I used this great sketch from Verve's MOJO Monday~

And this inspiration from The Shabby Tea Room~



I was drawn to all of the pattern in this photo as well as the black and kraft colors.
 Simon Says Stamp asked us to use a flourish of some sort on our project.  I used this great bling flourish.
If you are familiar with Verve's stamps, you know that this tag stamp has a snowflake on it.  I masked the snowflake so I would just get the tag shape edge.  I stamped leaves and sentiment from Bloom and Grow on the  now plain tag and embossed everything in white. 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by-
Have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies used
Stamps- Glad Tidings (Tag image), Bloom and Grow
Paper- SU Basic Black, Crumb Cake cs, SU dsp (pink), Me and My Big Ideas (chevron), Bo Bunny- The Avenues
Ink- Versamark, SU Crumb Cake, SU white craft ink
Other- Verve Sweet Scallop Die (tag) and Elegant Leaves Die, dimensionals, Prima flower, Prima bling, white embossing powder, SU white ribbon x2

Saturday, November 30, 2013

And We Have a Winner!

Hello Everyone!

Just a quick post to announce the winner of the November Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop.  The hop was great, with many participants and beautiful works of art on every blog.  Thanks to all of you who visited and left your much appreciated comments. The winning comment came from Glenda's blog.  
The November winner is-
 Eileen Lucas

Congrats Eileen!  You can e-mail Emma Lou at EmmaLou@heartfeltcreations.us , with "Winner of the November Alumni Hop" in the subject line to  claim your prize of a $25 gift certificate for Heartfelt Creations.

Have a blessed day!

Lee Ann  :)

Take Flight

Good Morning!
I hope everyone got their fill of Black Friday, or better yet, just stayed in and avoided it all!  I managed to unbury my craft area, which had gotten WAY out of hand.  Either my space is shrinking or my supplies are multiplying...Hmmmm.
 I worked on a card last night in my 'new again', organized craft space.  I worked a few challenges into one card.  I really had a tough time with this one; I guess challenges are called challenges for a reason.  The sketch is from Seize the Sketch; I wanted to make a fairly traditional Christmas card, but my mind kept telling me that this was more of a CAS/contemporary layout.  The colors are from Color Throwdown.  I love the combo this week, and the colors themselves were not a problem, but once I got my sketch idea in my head, I had a hard time making the colors fit the idea. 
So, this is what I came up with~


The sketch~
The Colors~

My inspiration came from today's Splitcoaststamper Inspiration site, Horchow's. This is also for Shopping Our Stash's challenge, which is Holiday or Winter theme. 
I took a few liberties with the sketch, adding a sentiment banner, ribbon and an image on the background panel, but I do think the basic sketch is still there.  
Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a glorious weekend!  

Lee Ann  :) 

Supplies used-
Stamps-Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Mod Ornaments and Christmas Silhouettes
Paper-SU Whisper White, Crumb Cake, retired dsp, Silver Glimmer Paper, Neenah Solar White
Ink-Crumb Cake, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other-SNSS Christmas Silhouette Dies, MFT Circle Stax Die-Namics, MFT Fishtail Flag Stax Die-Namics, dimensionals, SU white ribbon, embossing folder, sequins


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Officially the Christmas Season!

Hello Everyone! 

I am still pleasantly stuffed from my Thanksgiving meal! I hope all of my U.S. friends had a wonderful and filling Thanksgiving as well!  It is easy to forget in the busyness of life to stop and be thankful for all of the little blessings we experience each and every day; God has blessed us with so much and I love that we have a day set aside specifically to thank Him for the blessings he has bestowed upon us. 

So now that we have entered the Official Christmas Season, it is time to think about gift giving!  Have you planned your Christmas gift list yet?  Maybe you are braving the stores and the lines on Black Friday;  I am all ready for Christmas shopping with my Z Becky Brown purse and original purse insert.


I love that I can personalize my purses for each season, celebration, holiday, even wardrobe outfit!
This purse liner went together very quickly.  I used multiple images to create my collage Christmas scene and my inspiration came from Pinterest.
 

  Once I saw this image on Pinterest, I knew exactly what I was going to do!  I love when that happens!  I used a woodgrain image (Stampin' Up) on the panel background and then masked off a line along the bottom of the purse liner.  I stamped images from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (deer, reindeer, single tree, star, and postmark), Impression Obsession (grouping of trees), Stampin' Up (flourish) and Heartfelt Creations (round sentiments, holly flourish), using Cherry Cobbler ink for all of them.  Using a Cherry Cobbler marker, I drew a line along the edge of the masked off area.  Lastly, I used my color spritzer to spritz Cherry Cobbler and Sahara Sand ink.  This was sooo simple!
Not interested in making your own liner?  Z Becky Brown carries an extensive line of inserts; all you have to do is pop them in your purse! 
A Z Becky Brown purse would make a fabulous Christmas gift for any purse-loving woman on your Christmas list (and what woman doesn't love purses?)!  You can check them out here.

I will leave you with a few photos of my afternoon at the Missouri Botanical Gardens.  I am so very grateful to live so close to such a beautiful place~


Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed week!  Happy shopping! 

Lee Ann  :)
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