Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Heartfelt Wednesday...and here I come CKC!

Hello Stampers!  Yipee!  It's Wednesday and I'm excited to share a few projects I've been working on for Heartfelt Creations.  I LOVE the Botanical garden collection and the flowers are SO pretty.  I wonder if you had a chance to stop in at the booth during CHA.  What did it look like?  I'm so sad that I wasn't able to attend and help out in the booth, but couldn't do it...I am headed to the CKC Valley Forge next week so if you're at the convention center, stop at the booth, I'll be there lending a helping hand!  You might even see me shopping the aisles for new paper, paper, paper and fun embellishments!!! I've been thinking of making a badge holder for work for a LONG time but didn't ever get going on it.  Heading to the CKC convention changed that.  I knew I could wear it and dress up the badge that we get when we are helping on the floor.  It's a lot better than the plain white thingie anyday!  Actually, I made TWO badges.  My first one was made specifically for me with my first initial on it.  I couldn't send that to them!  So after I made mine, I made them one...without any personalization.  I figure, they can add the Heartfelt Creations logo or someone's name or something themselves.  So wanna see them???

Here's MINE:
My work badge will get inserted in the pouch so it can be displayed on the other side.  I hate wearing my face around my neck so this will be a great thing that I can keep it turned around and nobody will know.  I think this will be my DRESSY one and I plan on making some playful grade level ones (I'm a Fourth grade teacher) with my teaching team.  It should be FUN! 
Here's the close-up of my card.  I handwrote the company name along the edge and added the date.  The Spellbinders icon and cream initial circle as well as the tiny "blinged" flower were added to the outside of the plastic badge holder with Zip-Dry glue.  I put them on the outsided because I didn't want them to get smushed inside and I think it gives the piece added dimension!!!
Of course...Wouldn't you know it...I added some Stickles and some bling...Can't do without that!

Badge Holder/Badge Reel (Wal-Mart)
Memento Tuxedo Black
Ranger Distress Ink:  Tea Stain
DCWV burgundy cardstock
Copic Xpress It Card
Copic Markers:  BV000, 02, 04, V04,05,06,12; YG05; G00, 24; E35; Multiliner .35
Tombow Mono Adhesive
Pearls and bling

Here's the one I'm sending to Heartfelt Creations:
Oh how I wanted to keep this and not send it to HC!  I just LOVE the color scheme and how it turned out.  So pretty!!!  I decided to pull out my warm gray Copics this time.  Kinda reminds me of some Asian artwork I've seen before.  I'd love to see patterned paper come out like this! 
I wanted the gray flowers to come more to the foreground so I added some gray-purple around them.  Adding the meandering line around the piece was the perfect touch to bring everything together. 
Here's a close up of the flowers and the SPARKLES!!!
This is the flower that is on the badge reel. Covering up that mechanical thingie was a MUST and there was no better solution than to use an HC flower!!! I think I'm going to make a HUGE one with like 8 or 9 layers next time and it'll stretch almost all the way to the badge itself!!! Wouldn't that be fabulous!!
HCPC 3409 Tropical Blossoms Precut Set
HCPC3407 Botanical Floral 2 Precut Set
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Spellbinders Rose Creations Shapeabilities
Spellbinders Classic Circles Large
Zip Dry Glue
Badge Holder/Badge Reel (Wal-Mart)
Stardust Stickles, bling, pearls
Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Xpress-It Card
Copic Markers: W00, 1, 3, 5; BV2; R000, 14, 17; E08; Multiliner Pen .35
Bazzill Raven Cardstock
Dry Versafine Onyx Pad (for Distressing)
Tombow Mono Adhesive

So see you around, I'm heading to CKC!


  1. oh my.... this is one fab tag !!! lovely done, very pretty all those flowers, great job, love it
    greetings, martina

  2. What a fabulous idea Kerry and so pretty too!

  3. hope you have as much fun as I did this past weekend in Winston!!!! your tag is awesome!!!!! I too love this set of stamps, such gorgoeus flowers!!!

  4. So very creative Kerry! I love it!

  5. Kerry, this is just perfect for the CKC! I'm going to the GASC in September and will have to make one of these for that trip. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Kerry, how creative you are! You have taken the ordinary and turned it into the extraordinary! Your flowers and design are just gorgeous!

  7. Wonderful projects, Kerry. What a wonderful way to dress up those boring badge pockets.

  8. Wow, Kerry!!!! Love all of your projects. Amazing badges!!! Hope you had a great time and got yourself some beautiful stuff!!!!

  9. Love your badge holder. I took pics at CHA and the heartfelt booth for you. Wish you were here. I am loving CHA!

  10. Such a pretty badge holder - have fun working the show!