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Thursday, February 4

Heartfelt Creations DT call

First up, I have a layout to share using the Sugar Hollow collection again.  I used one of the new border dies to create the decorative edge along the top and bottom.

I used the Botanical Rose set for the flowers. 

On the blog are the details for the next Design Team call. This is a great team to be on. I would highly recommend trying out if you love Heartfelt products.  You can find the details here.

Heartfelt do things a little differently to other teams. For those Dt members wishing to stay on, a public poll is run to see which styles people most want to see more of. This helps to determine who is invited to remain on the team. I'm not very comfortable asking for votes, I really would like to stay on the team, so if you like what I do, I would appreciate your vote. You get to vote for 4 others you like too, plus by voting you will go into the draw for a $50 gift voucher. 

The voting only takes a minute to do. Just follow the link here: http://hcgo.co/DesignTeamVoting2016 

Thursday, January 28

Sweet owls from Heartfelt Creations

So somehow last week, there was a glitch with one of my files while I was away visiting Vegas, so I had to push my Heartfelt Creations project to this week. It means though, that today I have two sweet owl cards to share.

Both cards are using the new
 Sugar Hollow collection from Heartfelt Creations. The little owls in this range are so cute. 

I created a window frame in the front of the card then used a tree die to fill the space. Some little botanical rose blossoms are a perfect match for this collection. 

Next up, I had some fun with these little guys on a branch. 


 The design team have been having a great time playing with this collection, and have loads of great projects to share with you on the Heartfelt Creations blog here.  Don't forget to pin your favourites and print the ones you want to try. 

While you are over on the blog, grab a little look at the collection for next month, with a brand new flower. This flower is one of my all time favourites. 

You can also grab all the details on the next DT call. 

Sunday, January 24

Happy New Year from Ruby Rock-It |Alicia Barry|

For my first project of the month, I have been asked to create something with a New Year theme. We didn't have any big plans for New Year, so I decided to take a different path. Many people make New year resolutions... I am not one of them, but I like to start a New Year trying to be  a bit more organised. 

I have just been out a paper calendar month by month, but really...a crafter should be able to do a bit better than that, so I have created this. I started with a glass frame. I used pretty paper with a generic calendar on the inside of the frame. I used letter stickers for the days. The rest of the embellishments have been added to the outside of the frame so that I could make it a bit more dimensional. 

I added the numbers using a white board marker, and will re-do those each month. The month is mounted on foam dots and can be updated each month too. 

Ruby Rock-It supplies used:

Thursday, January 14

Sugar Hollow from Heartfelt Creations.

Anyone who is here to look at my scrapping work, will know that CHA has been on for this past week, and so it's been a busy time which means I have neglected my blog, so I have extra things to share this week. I did get to hang out with some of our Heartfelt Creations team which is always awesome.

First up is a layout I created using the All Glammed Up collection for Heartfelt Creations. I did lots of paper tearing on this one, along with some gold stencilling, and some paint spraying.  I also used a background stamp with gold embossing ink to add some more interest to the background paper. 

Next up is the brand new collection for the new year called Sugar Hollow. This is a very sweet and cute collection, that is perfect for little girls.  This was on display at CHA last week, and was very well received. 

I made a little hanging birdcage in the centre of the card, which has lots of very fine glitter all over it. 

Finally and most importantly for today, our fellow team mate Penny O'Dell passed away shortly before Christmas, and Heartfelt Creations shared a special blog post in memory of her on Friday when I was away. While I didn't know Penny very well, she was a wonderful team mate who created amazing projects, so  I wanted to take the opportunity to share some of my favourites of hers. 

Friday, January 1

Final 2015 project

Today I have my very last project for the year to share with you. I have one more Coffee Talk project from Heartfelt Creations before a new collection for the year is released next week. 

 The coffee mug stamp and die make an awesome stand alone card (see Emma Lou's how to video here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/collections.php?c=2015-december-coffeetalk ), and you can see some additional examples using this technique from other DT members on the blog, but I wanted to do something a little different with it, so I have created a card on top of a card.  

I created a top folding cup shaped card as per Emma Lou's instructions, but then I mounted it onto a second tent style card. I imagine that the front card would be great for housing a gift card. 

Be sure to check out the blog for a sneak peek of the new Sugar Hollow collection. I have been working with it all week, and it is so incredibly cute, and there are heaps of co-ordinating dies to this collection for all the sweet little owls. 

Sunday, December 27

Merry Christmas with Ruby Rock-It |Alicia Barry|

Today I have used a combination of the Hearts and Strips range and the Dancette collection to create a festive layout. 

By using the back side of the Hearts and stripes paper I created a more muted background, so that the glitter of the Dancette would stand out, rather than over power the layout. This also meant that the glitter letters I used from the  Happy Days collection would also be a focus point, not a distraction. 

I coated the background cardstock in gesso, and sprinkled with superfine glitter first. I used a heat tool to set the background, making sure that I used extra heat on the thick parts. This made it bubble up which added nice texture to the background, again without adding extra clutter. 

I added twine and dimensional paint dots to glitter circles to create simple ornaments. 

Supplies used:

Thursday, December 24

Warm up with Heartfelt Creations

It's almost Christmas, but that doesn't stop us from sharing our latest projects from Heartfelt Creations, For my latest Heartfelt Creations project, I have altered a coffee sleeve using the latest release Coffee Talk. 

I used one of the new border dies to create a ruffled edge, and used the dies from the collection with the printed images in the paper collection for a quick and easy project. 

All the instructions are on the blog as always along with lots of great projects from my fellow designers. Not long until the next collection will be released for CHA. 

Thursday, December 17

Coffee Talk with Heartfelt Creations.

It's Wednesday again, so that means I can share my latest Heartfelt Creations project with you. I love playing with card folds that are a bit different to the norm, so I created this flap fold card. These have been around for a while, and they are such a cute idea. 

I was very keen to experiment with the new border dies as a way to go a little off this page with this design.  I really like how it turned out. The border essentials is a really versatile set and a great addition to your collection. 

Check out the blog here to see and print project sheets for all the design team projects. 

Thursday, December 10

Coffee Talk with Heartfelt Creations: A new collection

Today Heartfelt Creations is releasing the December collection called Coffee Talk. Anyone who knows me knows that I don't drink coffee (or any hot drinks), but I know plenty of people who do, so I was thinking of them as I created my projects this month.

Here's a bit more about the collection:

It's the beverage that starts our mornings, chases our mid day slumps away, and in the evenings has us gather around the table to enjoy and partake in laughter and light hearted banter, to share treasured memories and deepest dreams and to encourage one another in meaningful friendships...and now we invite you to our table to warm your hands, hearts and souls with the fresh brewed designs of the Coffee Talk Collection by Heartfelt Creations!  Capture and relive those precious moments spent around the kitchen table, or favorite cafe with family and friends shared over the simple pleasure of a cup of  coffee, latte, or cappuccino.  The charming and delightful illustrations of coffee mugs, barista style chalkboard  sentiments and gorgeous patterns in variations of blues, creams and mochas are the perfect blend to get your creative senses percolating, and will allow you to espresso your style perfectly!  The delectable card fronts and dreamy patterned scrapbook pages are splendid for sending well wishes or for displaying those fun and silly selfies taken in the back corner of your favorite coffee shop with your inner circle of friends!  Whether you enjoy your cuppa java black, with cream, milk or sugar, instant or made from freshly ground coffee beans, the Coffee Talk Collection will provide you with the perfect fusion of flavors for all of your paper crafting concoctions. 

Here is my first project with this collection:

This is a centre opening card, but I added to the left side of the flap to make it look like it was more like a trifold. I used the cute coffee stain sentiment stamp on this one, along with one of the new border dies. 

There are some really great projects on the blog from he design team, be sure to check them out here.

Thursday, December 3

Moments with you card for Heartfelt Creations.

I hope that lots of you got the opportunity last Friday to check out the live stream from the Heartfelt Creations Design Room. This was the first time ever that they have done this,  while at the same time releasing a brand new collection of flip fold albums. This albums are so much fin to play with. If you were not able to catch the live stream, you can watch the recorded video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA1mc2H42oo.

Also on the video, and on the blog today is a sneak peek of the next collection called Coffee Talk, that is releasing on the 9th of December. You can see it here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/collections.php?c=2015-december-coffeetalk

Meanwhile, here is my share for this week. I have created a multi layered card using the All Glammed Up collection.  I have layered a small show image over the one already in the printed image to make it look more dimensional, then decorated with with watercolours and paint. 

Check out the blog today for a really nice shoe shaped gift box using the large show die from the collection made by Candy Slabaugh.