Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cool item for paper!!

Hi everyone! We are super excited about a new product that we just worked with! Over the weekend we worked with Heartfelt Creations at Memory Expo in Columbus. We did a ton of “make and take” cards for them (more than double their normal show) and demonstrated a new product that they are selling…called INKA GOLD. It is fast drying vibrant metal glass paint that comes in a jar as a paste. It is very easy to apply to various surfaces including paper, wood, polymer clay and more. It can be polished to bring out an even glossier shine. This stuff is wonderful on paper!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

State Dance Championship 2011

This is a quick layout I did for my daughter's dance team competition from a few weeks ago. I wanted to be able to make something for her teachers to thank them for all the things that they do for the girls. We are so proud of all them and their hard work. Look for a new card post complete with instructions that will be posted tomorrow.

A Special Thank You!

We wanted to take a minute and thank everyone for the feedback and emails about our blog. We both love to be able to make special creations for our family and friends. We plan to make sure that we are sharing more of what we are working on and how we do it with everyone. So watch as we make more blog updates and we also plan to try to create how to tutorials and possibly video tutorials. I have been able to learn from so many people and would love the opportunity to share with others too. So keep and eye on our blog and see all the changes to come. Thanks again for all your support.

Todd and Lisa

Saturday, March 12, 2011

In the Garden

I am so glad that the weather is beginning to improve and signs of spring are starting to appear. Do not get me wrong I love to create for Christmas. But I am also so happy to see the flowers and the trees start to come back to life. It gives me a renewed energy to be creative. Here is one of our newest cards. Todd colored the stamped image with Copic Markers. I love how the colors and shadows look like real stones.

Would you like to make this card? Here is how to do it:

Materials Used:

Heartfelt Creations Stamp Rustic Garden Bench Product ID: 667G

White Cardstock 7 ⅞”x 10 ¾”, 5 ⅛”x 3 ⅝”

Green Cardstock 5 ½”x 4”, 7 ¾”x 5 ¼”

Green Print Paper 7 ½”x 5”

Memento Ink Pad Tuxedo Black

White Satin Ribbon ⅝” Wide

Copic Markers

Mini Cookie Cutter Embellishment –Heart

Art Glitter Glue (Heartfelt Creations Product ID: 159951

Flower Soft Christmas Green


Score White Cardstock (7 ⅞”x 10 ¾”) at 5 ⅜ ”.

Layer Green Cardstock (7 ¾”x 5 ¼”) and Green Print Paper (7 ½”x 5”) and attach white ribbon and add to card base.

Stamp image on White Cardstock (5⅛”x 3⅝”) in Memento Ink Pad and color with Copic Markers.

Attach stamped image to Green Cardstock (5 ½”x 4”) and apply green flower soft with glue to grass area.

Add bow to ribbon and add heart embellishment to center of bow.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Spring Flowers

I guess I was trying to think spring today. It has been raining for what seems like days. We were out earlier and when I was at the store I walked through a beautiful display of spring flowers. I wish I could describe how wonderful all the colorful flowers smelled. So I figured that I would just have to create my own spring flowers at home. I hope that you like it.

Would you like to make this card? Here is how to do it:

Materials Used:

Heartfelt Creations Stamp Dainty Floral Border Pre Cut Set Product ID: HCPC 2103

White Cardstock 7 ⅞”x 10 ¾”, (3) 4”x 2 ¼”, (3) 2 ¼”x 2 ¼”

Yellow Cardstock 2 ⅜”x 4 ⅛”

Pink Cardstock 2 ⅜”x 4 ⅛”

Purple Cardstock 2 ⅜”x 4 ⅛”

Plaid Print Paper 7 ⅝” x 5 ⅛”

Versamark Watermark Ink Pad

White Embossing Powder

Memento Ink Pad Baby Pink

Stampabilities Ink Pad Lavender

Ink It Up Ink Pad Harvest Yellow

Pink Satin Ribbon ⅛” Wide

Purple Satin Ribbon ⅛” Wide

Yellow Satin Ribbon ⅛” Wide


Pop Dots

Clear Rhinestones


Score White Cardstock (7 ⅞”x 10 ¾”) at 5 ⅜”

Add Plaid Paper (7 ⅝” x 5 ⅛”) to card front

Attach one color of ribbon to each piece White Cardstock (4”x 2 ¼”) then attach each piece to matching cardstock

Stamp image on White Cardstock (3) (2 ¼”x 2 ¼”) with Versamark Ink Pad and add white embossing powder and heat set

Using a sponge for each pastel colored ink apply color to each embossed square in a swirling motion to reveal the embossed white image. Color will show in the areas around the stamped floral image also known as reverse heat embossing. Apply matching color ink around the stamped and sponged squares.

Attach stamped image to top section of ribbon with pop dots

Add bows to ribbon

Add Rhinestones in center of flowers

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Lovely as a Rose

Good Afternoon Everyone!! We just wanted to put up a new card design that I have been working on. I am starting to work on some ideas for Mother's Day cards. I think that the rose is a perfect flower to express love and appreciation so I thought might be a great choice for a card. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Take Time to Smell the Flowers

This card is a design that we created for a birthday card for my great niece and for a dear friend of the family. I used colored pencils to color the stamped image to give it a softer look than if colored with markers. I added chunky glitter to the center of the flower to give the card some texture.
This stamp and chunky glitter are from Heartfelt Creations.