Monday, October 5, 2015

Courage... Hope You Can Cling To

 Hey stamping friends,

This month I'm joining my fellow stampers at Splitcoaststampers for the Hope You Can Cling To card drive for cancer patients and their families/caregivers.  Every day this month a new challenge is posted and I'm trying my best to complete as many as I can.  Some of my creations will be posted here and some will be posted on my Fun Stampers Journey blog that you can find HERE.

Today's challenge comes from Paula and she suggested using an UNCOLORED image on your card.  I decided to pull an old favorite background image that I stamped onto plain white cardstock.  This image is one of my favorites from BLineDesigns and it works well when I want to make nautical or "destination" cards.  I paired this image with another favorite set from Sweet Stamp Shop.  It's no longer available but it's PERFECT for this theme and my background!
As you can see in the close-up, I opted to add a pop of color around the sentiment by adding starfish and the little sanddollar image.  I used a few Copic colors, some thread colored to match the starfish and some sparkle.  I also added some old drops from my stash.  
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoy this card and I hope the recipient finds it inspiring and comfort to them.

Please stop back to see additional projects created for this AND other charity events for the month of October.  Please consider joining this great cause.  You'll be glad you did!

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