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


  1. Great Back to school Projects!!! I love the apples and the gingham ribbon :)

    1. Thank you! Love this collection so much!

  2. Kerry, this is lovely! The coloring is gorgeous, and you really captured the rustic, country feel of this collection. Happy to be hopping with you this month! Kathy

    1. Thank you Kathy. I really love to color and when I saw this set, It just SCREAMED to be colored. I knew it was meant to come live with me. HA HA...So fun and country. Love it!

  3. Wowza...awesome projects! Love them.

  4. There is a trick to coloring apples and you have totally mastered it! These are just lovely. Great creation my friend!

    1. Coloring them was so fun and relaxing. I'm gad I was able to capture the dimension and color in the apples. Thanks!

  5. Love the apple design and the beautiful projects you have created!

  6. What delicious looking apples in your fun gift set!

  7. Beautiful creations! Your coloring on those gorgeous apples is perfect! Love this collection from H C.

  8. Love the apples... they look good enough to eat. Hope one day I am able to be half as good at coloring!

  9. I can't believe you colored those apples so beautifully! Everything about this project is fresh and yummy!

  10. All 3 projects you made are beautiful!! The box is more than great and something you'll enjoy for a long time. You colored the apples perfectly!

  11. Beautiful projects!!!Awesome coloring!!!

  12. sooo beautiful! love this new release!

  13. These are terrific projects and I put this new set on my wish list from Heartfelt Creations!

  14. beautiful I love this new collection

  15. Wow, you did a beautiful job with those apples they look so real! There is such detail...with those lines in them and everything. Love your projects! :-))

  16. Wow, those apples look real! Great colouring, and great design!

  17. Wow--love all the projects you created and the special details.

  18. Yummy projects look good enough to eat .

  19. In Love With This Farmer's Market Collection <3

  20. I love how you colored the apples. They look so real. I'm saving the screen shot to copy. Thanks for sharing. And have a great school year.

  21. I love the coloring of the stamped apples. They are so realistic. I want to learn how to do this.