Tuesday, August 26

HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers AUGUST blog hop

hello HEARTFELT CREATIONS friends! 

and WELCOME to the HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers AUGUST blog hop!

i decided to go purple this months and here is what i've prepared for you:


i stamped the HCPC 3323 large elegant word background with versamark ink on green cardstock and heat emboss the set using SNS gold detail embossing powder [EP168]. after the embossing powder has cooled down, i ruffled the edges of the cardstock using TIM HOLTZ distressing tool and adhered it to the card base with mounting foam tape.


to create the oval layers for my card i used SPELLBINDERS floral ovals die and nestabilities ovals small die. i heat embossed the inner part of the second layer using HCPC 3323 large elegant word background stamp and SNS gold detail embossing powder [EP168]

for the sentiment banner i used HCPC3321 believe precut set with golden embossing powder.


to create the cardinal bird i used one of HEARTFELT CREATIONS vintage precut stamp set - HCPC3353 cardinla family. i stamped the image on creme coloured cardstock using RANGER brown archival ink and coloured it with PANPASTELS.

i created the branch, using HCPC3490 holiday mail precut set. i stamped the image on green cardstock and fussy cut the small details.


to create my card i used the following HC products:


i hope you enjoyed today's project!

from here you go to selma stevenson's blog.

in case you got lost, here is the complete list of the participants in this blog hop:
emilia van den heuvel --> ME
selma stevenson
amarilys doria
alissa wells
giovana smith
candy slabaugh
kerry urbatch
sarah miller
glenda brooks
lisa nazario-gregory
mary faus
vicki dutcher
debbie seyer
lisa allen

this hop starts today, august 26th and closes friday, august 29th at midnight EST.

and as usual, the winner will be chosen randomly from one of the participating blogs. all you have to do is leave a comment on every blog and you will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to shop at HEARTFELT CREATIONS.

the winner will be announced on the participating blogs at noon on saturday, august 30th, 2014.

have fun hopping!

hugs 'n smiles,

Friday, August 15

DIE-VERSIONS / SPARKLE N SPRINKLE blog hop‏

hello crafty friends!

and WELCOME to the DIE-VERSIONS and SPARKE N SPRINKLE blog hop! 


the joint blog hop with DIE-VERSIONS and SPARKE N SPRINKLE begins today, august 15th {7am EST} and goes until august 17th {5pm EST}, so there will be plenty of time to check out all the great projects created by both teams.

the theme is CHRISTMAS, so you'll get lots of great inspiration for your upcoming HOLIDAY SEASON!!!

DIE-VERSIONS manufactures low profile dies made right here in the UNITED STATES and SPARKE N SPRINKLE manufactures rubber stamps, glitters, embossing powders, and flocking, also made in the US. this is like a match made in heaven - low profile dies combined with lots of bling!
doesn't get much better than that!

one winner will receive a GRAND PRIZE consisting of a $50 gift certificate from DIE-VERSIONS and a $50 gift certificate from SPARKE N SPRINKLE, for a total of $100. the WINNER will be announced on august 17th on both the DV blog and the SNS blog as well as their FACEBOOK pages.

 in order to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE, please:
* leave a comment on each designer's blog
* follow both companies on FACEBOOK {DV facebook page; SNS facebook page) if you haven't already ,so you can keep up to date on all the latest goings on. {I'm sure that all of the designers would love for you to Follow them too, but that isn't a requirement to win this prize.}

if you followed the right path, you should have arrived here from MAYRA's blog and you next stop is STEFF's blog.

if not, then you should begin at the DIE-VERSIONS blog and end at the SPARKLE N SPRINKLE blog. if you get lost along the way, you can go to either the DV blog or the SNS blog to see the complete list of participants.

we'd love it if you'd like to leave a comment at either the DV blog or the SNS blog telling us which projects were your favorites. :-)

here is what i've prepared for you today -



to create my card i used pattern paper, SPARKLE N SPRINKLE winter essentials collection embossing powders, silver dreams glitter [G1002], cloud nine velvet glitter [GM2000], SNS pine forest stamp and DIE-VERSIONS whispers delicate snowflake die, whispers SANTA's reindeers die and sweet wordlets season's greetings die.

and here are some close ups of my project:


i stamped the pine trees with  SNS pine forest stamp and versamark ink two times on pattern paper. then i heat embossed the sets using EP406 frosted juniper from the SNS winter essentials collection embossing powders. after the embossing powder has cooled down, i fussy cut some of the pine trees from the second image to create the 3d effect on my card.

for the large snowflake i used white cardstock, which i covered with 2 1/2"double sided tear-ific tape, and DIE-VERSIONS whispers delicate snowflake die. after i die cut the snowflake, i peeled off the protective layer and sprinkled SNS cloud nine velvet glitter [GM2000] on top of it. then i divided the glittery die cut in two parts and adhered it on my card.


for the SANTA sleigh embellishment i used reddish pattern paper and DIE-VERSIONS whispers SANTA's reindeers die. to create the vintage effect, i rubbed my die cut with VERSAMARK ink and heat embossed it with EP409 winter white from the winter essentials collection embossing powders.


for my sentiment i fussy cut the banners and then i used DIE-VERSIONS sweet wordlets season's greetings die and SNS cloud nine velvet glitter [GM2000] for the words.


we hope you enjoy this blog hop and it gives you lots of inspiration!
don't forget to leave each of us a comment and follow both DIE-VERSIONS and SPARKE N SPRINKLE on facebook!

have fun hopping!

hugs 'n smiles,

Tuesday, August 12

WARNING! GYMNAST! {merly impressions & kaisercraft}

hello crafty peeps!

i have another fun KAISERCRAFT project to share with you today, i made using a mix of two of KAISERCRAFT’s best collections – GAME ON and LAVENDAR HAZE. i chose this colour combination {black – lavender – aqua – white}, because i think it is perfect for the picture of my sweet goddaughter EMMA. 



 to create my background i used KAISERCARD coconut weave cardstock. i added a layer of lavender colour dotted pattern using KAISERCRAFT bubble wrap background clear stamp. then i added the edge pattern, using the KC lattice background stamp and film edges clear stamp, and the dimensional layer using modelling paste and THE CRAFTER'S WORKSHOP  "mini tile texture" masking template.


to finish off the design of my background i splattered DYLUSIONS ink sprays on the cardstock and added a purple edge with RANGER liquid pearls lavender lace


 i created the various paper strips and embellishments using different pattern papers – from the GAME ON collection: PERFORM, ATTITUDE; and from the LAVENDAR HAZE collection: AMETHYST, PUCE GLOSS PAPER and die cuts from the matching Collectables packages – GAME ON, equipment and LAVENDAR HAZE


for my title i used an aqua sentiment block from the PERFORM pattern paper.



after i arranged my embellishments, i doodled the arrows using TIM HOLTZ' layering stencil arrows and a black artistic pen. 



 i’ve added a hidden journalling tag on my page. i cut out the label from KAISERCARD coconut weave cardstock. for the purple lacey pattern i used the corner stamp from the KAISERCRAFT storyteller clear stamp set and for the sentiment – two of the phrases from the blubelle stamp set.



 and of course there can be no layout without rhinestones – black and lace. the pretty coloured baker twine is from WE R MEMORY KEEPERS – sew easy line. i used twine spool black and twine spool purple. 


here is a list with some of the products i used on this project:

i hope you enjoyed today’s post!

make sure to check MERLY IMPRESSIONS' blog for more inspirational projects!

hugs 'n smiles,

Monday, August 11

mark your calendars!!! {DIE-VERSIONS & SPARKLE N SPRINKLE}

hello crafty friends!

mark your calendars for august 15th!!!


   a joint blog hop with DIE-VERSIONS and SPARKLE N SPRINKLE. it will begin august 15th at 7am EST and go through august 17th, so there will be plenty of time to check out all the great projects created by both teams.

the theme will be CHRISTMAS, so you’ll get lots of great inspiration for your upcoming holiday cards. 

the winner will receive a GRAND PRIZE consisting of a $50 gift certificate from DIE-VERSIONS and a $50 gift certificate from SPARKLE N SPRINKLE, for a total of $100. 

DIE-VERSIONS manufactures low profile dies made right here in the UNITES STATES and SPARKLE N SPRINKLE manufactures rubber stamps, glitters, embossing powders, and flocking, also made in the US.  this is like a match made in heaven – low profile dies combined with lots of glitter, embossing powder, and flocking. doesn’t get much better than that!

here is a sneak peak of some of the goodies that both teams received: 



so mark your calendars now because this is one blog hop you won’t want to miss!

hugs 'n smiles,