Leisha’s Blog

Friday, October 2

Enchanted Heartfelt Share!

Today I have another project to share with you using Enchanted Mums from Heartfelt Creations. You can see this and lots more awesome stuff over on the blog today as well as a little preview of the next collection that will be out soon. Be sure to check out the way that Liz Walker has created sunflowers using the Enchanted Mums die. 

Meanwhile, here's what I came up with this week. Of course if you would like to make the card, you only need to click the little print icon on the Heartfelt Blog to get print up a project sheet. 

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, September 29

Monday Blues with Ruby Rock-It |Alicia Barry|

My family and I have just packed up and moved half way across the world from Australia to America. We arrived with just our suitcases, while the rest of our belongings will follow along in a shipping container. Thing is that will take at least 6 weeks to arrive. Meanwhile, we are living a bit of a camping lifestyle, with mattresses on the floor and camp chairs as our only furniture. 

This means no scrap desk, and no supplies, other than what I could stuff in my suitcase (yes, clothes were sacrificed for this).  

So, for my project today, I have gone back to basics. All I had to work on for this was the new Bella! Graduation mini kit, a sheet of cardstock, a pack of Gelatos and some white tissue paper. I did relent and get some Gesso when I got here (How good is Amazon same day delivery!!!).  

Here's what I came up with. I mixed some Gelatos with water and flicked it across the page to extend the spotted pattern in the paper. I created texture with tissue paper and Gesso, plus some untwisted twine. 

The rest of the layout was created with elements from the mini kit.

 Although this is a graduation kit, I was able to isolate certain elements from the kit and use it for a first day of school layout.

Friday, September 25

Another Heartfelt Share

Today I am sharing a layout that I created using the Heartfelt Creations Enchanted Mums collection. Unfortunately my good camera is still en route from Australia, so I am having to make do with my photos. I really don't think this one does justice to these pretty papers. 

I have added glitter to the tips of all the petals of the flowers if you look closely. 

These Mums are quite a different petal shape to many other flowers, and it's been really interesting to see the Design Team shaping them in so many different ways, You can see some of them on the blog this week. While you are there, check out Robin's gift box. So beautiful.

Thursday, September 17

Enchanted Heartfelt Creations share

It's Wednesday once again, and that means I can share my latest project using Heartfelt Creations which is live on the blog today.This month we are all making pretty Chrysanthemum flowers with the Enchanted Mums collection.

This is such a pretty collection, and was great to work with. This week I have a sweet little card to share. Using the largest petal layer, creates a lovely big flower that really makes an impact. 

For lots of ideas and inspiration, make sure you see the blog today for lots of projects. 

Monday, September 14

Heartfelt Creations new release

As promised, I am posting this project from our new home in "sunny one day, foggy and freezing the next" San Francisco. We arrived safely and have been busy setting up our house and exploring the area. 

Even more exciting than that, is the fact that Heartfelt Creations has released a new collection this week. This one is called Enchanted Mums, and not only includes a great new flower, but also some super cute little dragonfly stamps and dies. 

Here's what the collection designer has had to say about this collection:

Swing open the decorative wrought iron gates and escape to serene and alluring garden surroundings with the Heartfelt Creations Enchanted Mum Collection.  Take in the beauty of shimmering dragonflies as they glide through warm and gentle breezes, landing to perch on beautiful bouquets of chrysanthemums dancing in the sunlight.  Graceful flowing floral images and exquisite die cuts along with soft hues of pinks, purples, greens and yellows are sure to bring about a sense of peace and calm to your soul.  Create your very own impeccable garden themed designs with the assortment of light and airy mums taking centre stage in five gloriously illustrated stamp sets along with swirling vines and beautifully detailed dragonflies, all of which mirror the stunning images found within this enchanting paper collection.  Create authentic, true to life blossoms and embellishments with three coordinating dies, perfect to grace your scrapbook layouts and original card creations.  Whether you are celebrating special occasions or  preserving precious family memories, an enchanting time of creativity awaits you with the Enchanting Mum Collection.  

And here is my first of many projects with this collection.

And of course, you already know to check out the work of all the other designers on the blog for heaps of other inspiration. 

Thursday, August 27

A Heartfelt Share

I am here sharing another Heartfelt Creations card with you today. As I do this, I am sitting in a house full of my life all bubble wrapped within an inch of it's life, as we prepare to move our family from Sunny Queensland, Australia, to Sunny California USA. 

I'm very lucky to work for a company like Heartfelt Creations who not only will allow me to work for them regardless of my geographic position, but has enabled me to make new friends in the States so I wont feel so alone when I get there. 

Meanwhile, there are still things to be done, and one of the great things I have to do is to share my latest project. This is another card using the Framer's Market collection. I taught a class using this collection last weekend, and the ladies really liked working with the jars. They agree thast while we all adore the Heartfelt Creations floral collections, it was fun to have something really different to play with. How sweet are these peaches (pun intended). 

Be sure to check out the blog for a sneak peek of the next collection "Enchanted Mums" and a video tutorial using the Christmas collection.

Tuesday, August 25

Ruby Rock-It and Daring Cardmakers blog hop

Hello Ruby Rock­It and Daring Cardmakers Fans! We are so excited to be teaming up.

We have a fun blog hop that we are kicking off today!!

Yes, that’s right, you can sit, relax, and hop through the blogs of our Creative Team

members as we show you what we have been creating!


You are here >>>>>Alicia 



Ruby Rock­It 

Here's a  little card I came up with using the new Bella! Baby Girl mini theme.

Here’s the details: Enjoy the hop and leave a comment for each of our fabulous designers along the way, and be sure to leave one on your last stop, our blog! For those that follow until the end leaving your sweet sentiments along the way, will be entered to win a fabulous prize from us! Comments begin today, August 25th and will close on Friday, August 28th at 11:59pm PST. We will announce our winner the first week of September!

Thursday, August 20

Just for you... from Heartfelt Creations.

It's Heartfelt Creations time again and I have another card to share using Farmer's Market, the newest collection. I really like the apple image in this collection, and the jars make a lovely embellishment. As much as  I love to work with flowers, it's kind of fun to have something a bit different to play with. 

The whole team has been playing along with this one as usual, and have all come up with beautiful projects for the Heartfelt Creations blog.  As someone who especially loves to create off the page projects, I am always blown away by what Joann come up with. Check the blog to see her gorgeous little fruit cart. 

Wednesday, August 12

Farmer's Market collection with Heartfelt Creations

It's Heartfelt Creations Wednesday again, but it is also new collection day.  The Farmer's Market collection is a little different to other ranges. Instead of a flower based collection, this one is all about fruits, and herbs and jars.

Here's my first project with this collection. The little berries are very sweet, and I love that there is a die for the little olive branch images. 

On the blog this week is a new video from Emma Lou showing a great technique using clear acetate with the jars image from the collection. 

If you are local, I'd love to see you at Arnold's scrapbooking at Rothwell for a 3 card class using this brand new collection. I am also teaching a Christmas card layout on the same day. I think this second class may be sold out, but youe name can be added to the waitlist. 

Wednesday, August 5

Celebrating Christmas with Heartfelt Creations.

Today I have some more Christmas projects to share using Sparkling Poinsettia from Heartfelt Creations. The poinsettia is a great stamp and die set, and Christmas projects are always a great time to add a little extra glitter, which I have dsone using sparkling embossing powder. 

For this card, I have used the same stamp and die set for the poinsttias, but I have used the embossing powder onto white cardstock, for a very elegant look. 

Included in our blog posts now is a link to a video tutorial on how to create these great flowers. You can see it here.

On the blog at the moment, you can also grab a look at the collection for next month called Farmer's Market. You can get a look at it here.