Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Welcome to Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team August Blog Hop

 Hi everyone, it is the last Tuesday of the month so today is the beginning of the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team’s monthly Blog Hop.   This month the participating design team members are:

Lisa   <===  That's Me

One of our blogs will be randomly chosen and from all those that commented on that blog, the will be again, randomly chosen.  The blog hop will remain open for comments on everybody’s blog through midnight Friday night August 31st.  The winner will be posted here noon on Saturday September 1st.  The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate.
Detail View

For my card I used I used Rustic Autumn Wheel stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white card stock.  I also used Pumpkin/Autumn Vines stamps.  I stamped each size 3 times.  I colored all the images with Copic and Memento markers.  I used the matching pumpkin dies and a die cut machine to cut out the pumpkins.  I scored all layers of the pumpkins in half and then glued each matching size pumpkins on one half only.  After you have all three glue together then attach to pumpkins on card base. 

I hope you enjoy my newest creation.  Thanks for looking and don’t forget to visit the other design team member’s blogs for more inspiration.  Make sure that you leave a comment.
Until next time....Happy Paper Crafting!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Few More Memorial Album Shares

Good Evening.  We are back to share with you again today a few more pages of my mother-in-law's Memorial Album.  As we have been posting these pages I am truly reminded how much she was loved.  The first two pages shares memories from one of my mother-in-law's best friend.  Thy both loved to dance and often danced together when no one else was available.  They also shared a love of card playing.  We actually all still get together and play cards regularly. 


The last two pages contain special pictures and memories from what we always refer as "The New York 5".  The ladies are childhood friends of my mother-in-law.  They have been friends for more than 60 years.  Even after my mother-in-law moved to Ohio.  They are a great group of ladies.  


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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

More Memorial Album Shares

We are back to share the next few pages of my mother-in-law's memorial album.  The first two pages contain photos and memories of one of mom's long time friend time.  They have shared a special friendship for many years and she is my husband's godmother. 

The next two pages feature another of Mom's good friends.  The one picture shows how much of practical joker my Mother-in-law was.  One year she Saran Wrap her boyfriend's truck in the parking lot of a mall for April Fool's. 

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Memorial Album Share

 This is the first few pages of my mother in law's memorial album.  The first photo is the cover of her album.  The picture on the front is my husband's favorite photo of his mom.  The roses are all handmade.

Album Cover

This next photo is the inside cover of her album.  It is hand stamped and colored. 

Inside Cover

The next two pages are the pages we designed for Mom's brothers and sister.  She was the oldest of four children.  Her brother Jerry is a writer and the memories that he provided for the album were beautiful.  EWe added little envelopes to the pages.  They are stamped with a moments stamps.  We used the envelopes to tuck the special memories in. 

 Thanks for stopping by.  Please take a few moments to leave a comment.  We love to hear what you think.  Watch tomorrow as we share a few more pages from my mother-in-laws memorial album.  Until next time.....Happy Paper Crafting!!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

A Special Share-- A Celebration of Life

In June we had a Celebration of Life, to celebrate the life and memory of my mother in law.  We wanted to be able to share special memories with people that she was closest to.  This was the invitation that we designed.

We also decided that we wanted to be able to create a keepsake that we would be to give to each one of our guests.  We asked family and friends to give us special memories, pictures, recipes or things that meant something to them.  After we gather all these things we started working on her memory album.  It ended up being about 30 pages long and we made 16 albums.   

We wanted to share them album we made.  We also a dvd of more photos and recipes cards that included some of her favorite recipes.  We will be sharing the pages over the next couple of days. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Please take a moment to tell us what you think.  We love to hear what you think.  Until next time....Happy Paper Crafting!!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

A Birthday Greeting for You

This is a card I recently designed to use as a Birthday card for family and friends.  The stamped image was colored using colored pencils and Gamsol.  I love the soft look this achieves.  Look below for all the products used and how this card was created. 

Products Used:
·         Birthday Greetings Stamp (Northwoods)
·         White card stock
·         Blue card stock
·         Blue chalk
·         Memento Ink:  Tuxedo Black
·         Darice embossing folder- Large Petal
·         Die cut machine
·         Copic Markers:
o   RV52
o   RV32
o   Y21
o   Y11
o   YR61
o   YR65
o   G24
o   BG10
o   BG90
o   BV01
o   V20
o   B21
o   B34
o   YR09
How it is made:
      Cut white card stock at 6”x9¼”.  Score at 4⅝” to form card base.
      Cut blue card stock at 5⅞”x 4½”.  Using the Large Petal embossing folder and die cut machine, emboss the blue card stock.  Attach to the card front. 
      Cut white card stock at 4”x 4¾”.  Stamp Birthday Greeting stamp on the white card stock with Tuxedo Black ink.  Color the flower and butterfly images with Copic Markers. 
      Add blue chalk over the sentiment part of the stamp. 
             Attach to the card front.  

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Until next time...Happy Paper Crafting!! 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Daisy Card for Paper Temptress

This is a recent card that was made for Paper Temptress Design Team.  It features Cryogen White, Black Licorice Pop Tones, amd Yellow Crepe Ruche card stock.  I love how you can you so many different types of card stock and they work perfectly together.  If you have not used the Ruche card stock, be sure to check them out.  They have wonderful textures and available in many beautiful colors.  Make sure to stop by Paper Temptress to see this line, along with many other beautiful card stocks.  Look below for all the details. 

Paper Temptress Products Used:
Other Products Used: 
  •          Flower stamp (Stampabilities)
  •          Tuxedo Black ink (Memento)
  •          Pastel Pencils
    •    Orange Earth  73B
    •   Olive Green 51B
    •  French Grey 70D
  •         Gamsol
  •          Pop Dots
  •          Small black brads
How it is made: 
Cut Cryogen White card stock at 6¼”X 9¼”.  Score at 4⅝” to form card base.
Cut Black Licorice Pop Tones card stock at 6⅜”x 4½”.  Attach to the card front.
Cut Yellow Crepe Ruche card stock at 6¼”x 4⅜”.  Attach to the card front. 
Cut Cryogen White card stock at 4”x 2⅛”.  Stamp flower image using Tuxedo Black ink.  Color the 
image with the Pastel Pencils, then use the Gamsol to blend and soften the colors. 
Cut Black Licorice Pop Tones card stock at 4⅛”x 2¼”.  Attach the stamped image to the mat then add to the card front on the right side in the center.  Use Pop Dots to attach.

Add 3 small black brads at the bottom of the card front on the right hand side.
Detail View
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Themed cards for Let's Make Greeting Cards

These are my new projects for Let's Make Greeting Cards Design Team.  I have two themes this month.  The first theme is a baby card.  For this design I made a baby dresser card.  You can alter this baby girl card to make a perfect card for a special baby boy. 

Detail View of Dresser Drawers

My second theme for the month was Thinking of You.  For this card a decided on a Floral focal.  This would be a nice card to send to someone special to just let them now that your are thinking about them. 

For more details on products used or how these card were designed please visit Let's Make Greeting Card Website. 

For details and instructions for the Baby Dresser card, please click Here.

For details and instructions for the Thinking of You card, please click Here.

Until next time.....Happy Paper Crafting!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Sharing a special layout-Memory Lane

This is a special layout that I actually created late last year.  This was as a tribute for my mother in law.  She passed away May 9, 2011.  Just one week after celebrating her 69 birthday.  She was a fantastic mother, grandmother and friend.  We miss her beautiful spirit everyday. 

Heartfelt Creations products:  HCPC 3394 Classic Bella Rose Precut Set, HCPC 3433 Book Frame 1 Precut Set, HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers Precut Set, HCPC 3366 Wrought Iron Cross Precut Set, HCD 712 Bella Rose Die, HCD 701 Posy Patch Die, Spellbinders Labels 10, and Spellbinders Labels 12.
Other products used:   Memento ink pad Rosebud, Memento ink pad Bamboo Leaves, Memento Ink Tuxedo Black, Versamark Watermark Ink Pad, clear embossing powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot, Pop Dots, ⅛” wide black organza ribbon, ivory self-adhesive pearls, black card stock, teal card stock, beige card stock, gold embossing powder, Terrifically Tacky tape, Zots, and sponges.
How to make this layout:  Stamp rose images from Classic Bella Rose precut set on the beige card stock with the Versamark.  Apply clear embossing powder to stamped image and heat set.  Using sponges apply Rosebud ink to the rose part of the image and Bamboo Leaves ink to the leaf and stem part of the image.  This process is called emboss resist.   Cut out the colored images using the Bella Rose die.  Cut leaves and vines in black card stock from the Bella Rose die.  Stamp cross image on black card stock using Versamark Ink pad.  Apply gold embossing powder to stamped image and heat set.  Trim around image.  Stamp song lyrics stamp from Book Frame precut set in Tuxedo Black ink on teal card stock.  Cut out song lyrics background using Labels 10 with the 2nd largest size.  Cut out the largest Labels  10 die in black cardstock.  Layer Teal stamped background card stock on top of black card stock.  Add cross image to layer die cuts using pop dots for dimension.  Poem on book is computer generated and printed on beige card stock.  Then stamp book image on printed poem.  Cut out.  Stamp 2 more book images on beige card stock.  Cut out images and layer images on top of each other layer with poem on top.  Attach black ribbon to book as a bookmark.   Sentiment in top right corner is also computer generated and printed on beige card stock.  Cut sentiment using 2nd smallest Labels 12 die and then cut mat out of black cardstock using 3rd smallest Labels 12 die.  Adhere together.  Add to the top right of the layout.  Picture is triple matted and ribbon and bow is added to matted photo.  Apply photo to the top left side of the layout.  On the right side of photo, add leaves and vine die cut along rose images.  Add matted cross to the bottom left of the layout, adding roses to the left of the cross.  Apply book to the bottom right side of the layout, adding leaves and vines and roses around the book image.

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Design Team Submissions for Eyelet Outlet

I recently submitted a couple of new card designs for a design team call for Eyelet Outlet.  I had a lot of fun creating something that showed their cute eyelets and brads.  Please let me know what you think.  I would love to hear what you think.

Card Front

Inside View

Card Front

Card Front
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