Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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)

44 comments:

  1. absolutely gorgeous as always!!!!

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  2. wow! Love the colours and the re-creation is gorgeous!

    Happy New Year! :)

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  3. Oh my... How beautiful and the butterfly is just gorgeous!!

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  4. Love the butterfly! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  5. Gorgeous! I love it! The butterfly is beautiful!

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  6. WOW! I actually had to stop and stare at this for about 5 minutes before I could come up with words to describe how it makes me feel!! This has moved up to the top of my favorite HC creations yet! Absolutely STUNNING! If you do not have a purpose for this incredible creation I would be over the moon if you would allow me to purchase it from you! I am so in love with the greens and the amazing pop of color that the delicious butterfly adds to your card! I don't know if this would even qualify as a card! I think it should be called fine art! I can't come up with the correct words to describe how beautiful this is! Please let me know if you would be interested in selling it as I would love to buy it. Thank you so much or sharing this lovely piece of art with me!

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  7. Super Stunning card love the swirls for the background, love the color choice and the Butterfly is Stunning thanks for sharing.

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  8. I really love this card very much, Lee Ann!! The green are so pretty and the touch of pink is perfect!

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  9. This belongs in a shadow box, and hung up for all to see, it is so pretty. A real work of art.

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  10. Your card is beautiful. It put a smile on my face and a spring in my step. You bring spring so close.

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  11. Lovely card. So delicate with just the right amount of color. I chuckled at your story. That often happens to me.

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  12. It's nice to see something besides red and green but I love the green you used on your card. Really pretty and so springy!

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  13. Pretty card! Love the bright butterfly against the soft background.

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  14. I like the leafy frame die. It helps to make the card stunning. Very pretty.

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  15. Love thus card, love the colors and love the butterfly.

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  16. I really like how the color of the butterfly makes it 'pop' from the rest of the card. TFS. :)

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  17. Lovely coloring on your pretty butterrfly. Wonderful card.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  18. LOVE this! That pop of pink against the background is too fabulous!

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  19. LOVE LOVE LOVE this card well done.

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  20. Lovely peridot color. Happy Card to bring in the New Year.

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  21. Oh, how pretty - that leafy bg is a perfect setting!

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  22. Nice spring colors! Has a nice lacey look too.

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  23. I dont know your beginning idea but like where you ended up. This card is beautiful. Love all the choices of color the dies and the Butterfly. As someone new I am a little confused as to what blog Im doing since you spoke of one on the 31st and the 1st.

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  24. Lee Ann, I just love your clean, elegant style. This is a stunning card! Happy New Year, my dear!

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  25. Love the delicate background. The butterfly makes the whole card pop.

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  26. So pretty and delicate, love it.

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  27. oh my I love those colors..Gorgeous!!

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  28. oh my I love those colors..Gorgeous!!

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  29. Beautiful--I like the colors and the use of vellum.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  30. Each of the cards you showed were fabulous, but I guess i lean to layered but natural. Thanks for participating in this amazing blog.

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  31. Happy New Year, Thanks for the opportunity to win. Love the inspiration love the colors and use of velum...

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  32. I'm glad I'm not the only one to start out with an idea and end up with something altogether different. I love this card. the greens and grey/black and then the pop of the butterfly. You came up with an excellent substitute for your original project. thanks for sharing.

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  33. So beautiful and elegant. Love it!

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  34. OHHHHHHHHHH! This is a stunning card, Lee Ann! GOOOOOOOOOOORGEOUS colors and design! WOWZA! I'm blown away!

    So sorry I've been MIA and not leaving love on your blog--- I hope to have more time in 2014!!!

    THANKS so much for stopping by my blog and leaving some love! Your comment made my day <3 Happy NEW Year!!

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  35. I love, love, love this butterfly card! The colors are stunning together. It is simply a beautiful card! Robin

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  36. So bright and spring-like; a breath of fresh air. Love it.

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  37. Beautiful!!!! Your effort and time were worth it! I love this shade of green & butterflies are my favorite. Thanks for sharing!

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