Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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Winner HAS been announced!
Please view my Heartfelt Creations Blog Hop projects HERE!  Sorry for the extra step!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

August HC Alumni Hop, Hop, Hop!

THE WINNER OF THIS MONTH'S ALUMNI BLOG HOP IS:  NURSE YOUNG.  YOU HAVE 72 HOURS TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE!  Please email Emma Lou with the heading:  "August Blog HOP winner" in the heading.  CONGRATULATIONS!

Hello there stamping friends,

I'm here today to join some of the Heartfelt Creations Design Team Alumni participate in the annual HOP.  I'm excited today because I have some of the NEWEST stamps and papers...I fell in love with the Farmer's Market Collection the first moment I laid eyes on it so I hurried over to the shop to purchase some of my most favorite pieces to add to my HC collection.

I'm not sure whether it was memories of my Grandma and her delicious pies, or my adventures in Amish country (Iowa and Pennsylvania), or the amazing weekend farmer's market in town, or me being a teacher (Apples, Apples everywhere).  This collection just wrapped itself around my heart. FOR REAL!

SO today I'm sharing my first set of projects created with this yummy collection.  I really enjoyed coloring the apples and the paper is just TOO delish!  I took a TON of photos so you could see all the yummy details and because I love this project sooo much!  I'm KEEPING it.  ;)  I hope you enjoy!

PS.  I also did a lengthy Periscope that shows how I colored the apples. Please follow me @KerbearCreations.

I wanted to use up the precious painted scraps from the acrylic painted design on the box so I incorporated that on the inside bottom flap of the card.
I added a peek-a-boo window of acetate on the bottom of the card so the stamped/colored apple design would show through.
Look at these yummy apples!  SO juicy, so sweet.  Do you think they are Gala or how about Braeburn?  hmmmm...
A little gift card holder using the YUMMY blue printed paper and some FSJ ribbons.  
I glued the painted/stamped panel to the front and back of this bamboo box then added some glass votive holders.  I filled them with school related supplies so I can put it on my teacher workspace!
Below you can see the texture of the acrylic paints underneath the stamped/colored apples.  I used my Gelli plate to apply the painted background onto white cardstock.
I didn't forget about the sides of the box!  I added some of the green patterned paper from this collection.  I LOVE the papers so much!  They are so rich and delicious!
Here's the back of the box.  You can see that the Gelli printed design does not extend to the end of the page.  I think this adds to the artistic and rustic feel...Love it.
 Another delicious shot.  MMMMMM
Next week I head back to the classroom....and I'll have something juicy and delicious to display!  :)
Phew...I hope you enjoyed all these photos and my commentary.  Have fun with the rest of the hop!  :)

Heartfelt Creations Items Used:  
Farmer's Market Paper Collection
Apple Harvest Cling Stamp Set
Clear Box (for card)
Clear Cardstock
Fun Stampers Journey Items Used:
Cocoa Powder True Fusion Ink Pad
Blending Solution and Re-inkers
Leaves:  Sweet Pear, Kiwi Slice, Green Olive, Beach Breeze
Apples:  Banana Cream, Rich Coral, Cranberry Bliss, Bubble Gum, Cocoa Powder
Gift Card Sleeve Die
Cocoa Powder Gingham ribbon
Candy Apple Satin Ribbon
Whip Cream Cardstock
Foam Squares (Small)
Journey Craft Glue

Other Items Used:  
Yellow Ochre Acrylic Paint
Antique White Acrylic Paint
10/0 Paintbrush
Bubble Wrap
Gelli Plate
Twine (Joanne's)
Bamboo Box

So here is what you're working for:

...winner receives $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations -
You just need to email HC's Creative Director, Emma Lou with "Winner of August Alumni Hop" in
subject line.
This Month's Blogroll:  

The winner will be announced on August 29, so stop back to see if you've won!  The winner of the blog hop will have 72 hours to claim the prize so don't delay.  If the winner does not claim the prize in time, another name will be drawn.

Thanks for hopping along with us this month.  If you're following the hop crumb trail, you should head on over to VICKI'S blog.  I know she has something amazing to share with you!

***We appreciate your visits and LOVE your sweet comments.  Good luck in the drawing! Please stop by again.  I promise it won't be as long a post!  LOL

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Long time no post!

Wow, I can't believe it's been soooo long since I posted on this blog.  I've kind-of hightailed it over to my Fun Stampers Journey blog and left my original blog in the shadows...Well, I hope to change that this summer as I'm off for the summer and have more free time to blog and create.  FOCUS!  yes, that's what I'll do.

So.... I'm posting my plan.  This July, I'm using the CaptureYour365 Challenge list as photo and cardmaking inspiration.  I hope to use my photos (taken for the theme) to pull color inspiration or layout inspiration in my designs.

This July's CaptureYour365 challenge is:
Alrighty!  I'm set!  See you tomorrow!