Tuesday, November 28, 2017

My Favorite Place in the World

Hello everyone!   I want to share an easy card I created using the Heartfelt Love Collection from Heartfelt Creations and their new Art Foam Paper!     Check it out! 


HCDP1-275, Heartfelt Love Paper Collection
HCPC-3805, Forever Love Background
HCD1-7162, Eyelet Hearts Die
HCPC-3533, Sun Kissed Fleur Stamp Set
HCD1-734, Sun Kissed Fleur Die
HCFS1-465, Art Foam Paper
HCS1-458-2, Bright Pearl Medium Stamens
PGM15015, Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear Glitter
TSMP301, Memento Dye Inkpad - Rhubarb Stalk
532423-Kit, Sizzix Vagabond 2 with Solo Wafer Thin Die Adapter
HCST1-401, Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723, Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
3352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive
173842, Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
359848, Spellbinders Tool n' One
TSMP900, Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink Pad
209277,  Embossing Enamel - Aged Ivory

 Wine cardstock, ivory cardstock, Versamark, heat tool,  Copic Markers ( Leaves - YG21, YG61, YG63, YG67,  Petals -  YG65, YG67,  RV61, RV63, RV66), glue gun, double sided tape, distress tool, Gold Gala Glitz.

Create a 6 x 7 inch side fold card from ivory paper. Cut wine cardstock at 5 x 6 1/2 inches.   

Stamp the Forever Love Background Stamp on the wine cardstock with Versamark and Embossing Enamel - Aged Ivory.   Set with a heat tool.  Distress the edges of the wine cardstock.   Adhere  to the right  side of the card base, leaving a margin as shown.   Apply Designer Dries Clear Adhesive to the left side of the card and apply Gala Glitz.    We are out of the Gold but the white or silver would be gorgeous!   Allow to dry. 

Stamp the Sun Kissed Fleur Petals on Art Foam Paper.  I used Memento Rhubarb Stalk but StazOn works the best for Art Foam.    The Leaves were stamped using Olive Grove.   The petals and leaves were colored with the following Copic Alcohol Ink - ( Leaves - YG21, YG61, YG63, YG67,  Petals -  YG65, YG67,  RV61, RV63, RV66).   Die cut the images with the coordinating die.   The petals were lightly heated with a  heat tool and shaped with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.   Assemble and punched  a small hole in the center with a small tool  and insert the Bright pearl - Medium stamens through the center or each.

Cut the eyelet heart from wine cardstock and two nested hearts from the Heartfelt Love Paper Collection, die using the Eyelet Hearts Die set.  Adhere the flowers and leaves on the hearts as shown with a glue gun.   Create a coordinating dimensional  envelope or  tie a beautiful bow around the card  and it's  ready to give to someone special!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

My Future Begins Today


As some of you may know, I worked as a registered nurse for 44 years and made the big move to retire at the end of 2017.   My Kaiser friends wanted to have a retirement party for me.  I am shy and resisted for awhile - but on  April 8, 2017 my special day happened, thanks to all my friends! 
I would love to share some of the pictures of that special celebration with You!     

My future  begins today.....   
I plan to love more, 
laugh more, 
play more 
and spend  more precious time 
with my family and friends.   

I will never forget this day! 

Far and away the best prize that life offers....
is the chance to work hard 
at work worth doing!   -  Theodore Rosevelt

Lisa Moshiri, my Manager, inspired me to grow and follow my dreams.   
She  inspired by her laughter, commitment and dedication!

The growth and development of people -
is the highest calling of 
- Harvey Firestone

We were there for each other during the joyful
and difficult times!

Example is not the main thing 
in influencing people - 
It's the only thing.
w- Albert Schweitzer

Happy Memories! 
We were united in our goal to serve our 
Kaiser Members.

 Every ending Gives Me 
A New Beginning
Bags packed
Let the journey BEGIN!

HCFB1-462, 3D Rose Shaping Mold
HCJB1-5004, 3 Ring Journal Binder - White
HCJB1-5003, Heartfelt inspiration Journal Pages
HCPC-3813, Today's Quotes Stamp Set
HCD1-7161, Sweetheart Borders Die
HCD1-756, Eyelet Oval and Basics Small Dies
HCD1-757, Eyelet Oval and Basics Large Dies
HCPC-3752, Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7110, Classic Rose Die Set
HCPC-3786, Classic Large Petunia Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7140, Classic Large Petunia Die 
HCPC-3785, Small Classic Petunia Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7139, Small Classic Petunia Die 
HCPC-3787, Classic Petunia Bouquet Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7141, Classic Petunia Bouquet Die
HCDP1-7110, Classic Petunia Paper Die
HCPC-3545, Classic Leaf Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-736, Classic Leaf Die
HCPC-3650, Butterfly Medley Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-759, Butterfly Medley Die
HCFS1-465, Art Foam Paper
HCS1-458-1, Pastel Pearl- Small Stamen
HCST1-401, Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit,
HCDA1-449, Stack & Store Daubers
SKU-173842, Scor-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board,
532423-kit, Vagabond 2 w/Solo-Wafer Think Die Adapter,
PGM15016, Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder,
13mvi, Mauvie Gala Glitz
TSMP804, Memento Dye Inkpad - Desert Sand,
TSMP708, Memento Dye Inkpad - Olive Grave,
TSMP400, Memento Dye Inkpad - Rose Bud
71015, ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad - Rouge,
71006, ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad - Rose Coral,
71005, ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad - Wisteria

Pink cardstock, green cardstock, mounting tape, double sided tape, hot glue gun, heat tool, Ranger Clear Crackle Paint, Coic Alcohol ik markers (YG61, YG63, HG67, RV01, RV10, RV23, RV63, W5, BV 00, BV04,  BV09,  BG10, BG13, C3, C7), X-Press It Blending Cardstock,  Versamark Ink, Black Detail Embossing Powder, white cardstock, pearls.

Cover: The 3 Ring Journal had a white color that I chose to use as my border.    The pink base layer was cut at 7 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches.   The green designer layer  was from the Classic Petunia Paper Collection and cut at 7 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches.  The pink mat was cut at 6 1/2 x 61/2 inches.   The coordinating top layer was cut at 5 x 6 inches.  The layers were adhered with wide double sided tape.

The upper right flower images were from the Classic Petunia Bouquet and Butterfly Medley  Stamp Sets.    The images were stamped with Desert Sand Memento Ink on X-Press It Blending Cardstock.   and colored with Copic Alcohol Ink Markers (YG61, YG63, HG67, RV01, RV10, RV23, RV63, W5, BV 00, BV04,  BV09,  BG10, BG13, C3, C7).

The violet colored flowers were from the large and small Classic Petunia Stamp Sets.  The petunia's were stamped with a  ColorBox Fluid Chalk -Wisteria.  They were lightly misted with a mini mister and shaped using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  The stamens were Pastel Pearl - small.  They were adhered using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.

The pink roses from the Classic Rose Collection.   It was stamped white cardstock with Memento Rose Bud Ink, sponged with ColorBox Rouge and Rose Coral ink.  They were die cut with the corresponding die.   The flowers were shaped with the 3D Rose Mold.   A small amount of final shaping was applied with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.   The petals were adhered with Dries Clear Adhesive.  A small amount of Ranger Crackle Paint was applied to the petals and lightly sprinkled with  frosting powder. The petals were heat set.

The  Classic Leaf Cling Stamp was stamped with Olive Grove ink on green cardstock multiple times.   They were die cut with the coordinating die.   The edges were sponged with additional coats of Olive Green Ink.   Ranger Crackle Paint was applied lightly to a few leaves and lightly sprinkled with frosting powder.  The leaves were heat set.

Designer Dries Clear Adhesive was applied on the lower left side of the journal cover and allowed to dry.  The Flowers, Petunia Bouquet and butterfly were arranged as shown on the cover and adhered with a hot glue gun.

Inside :  Base and designer layer of the inside front cover was identical to the front cover.   I then applied the Sweetheart Border Die along with photos, pearls and foam flowers were applied.  Pink cardstock and a trimmed journal page was applied to the back inside cover with double sided tape.  The pages were from the Heartfelt Inspirations Journal Pages.  The jounal was filled with sentiments from Today's Quotes,  embossed with Detail Black embossing powder and heat set. Each was mounted on pink cardstock.    Photos from my Retirement Party were cropped and matted on green cardstock.   Some photos and mats were die cut with the Large and Small Eyelet Oval and Basics Die.  Quotes of success, inspiration, teamwork, leadership and gratitude were penned in calligraphy.   I also included thoughts and memories of my time spent as a RN Case Manager with Kaiser Permanente.  The pages were embellished with pearls, flowers and butterflies from various collection from Heartfelt Creations.    The final pages state....   Every Ending Gives Me a New Beginning.    Bags packed.... Let the Journey Begin!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - Partial Die Cut Hear

Hello friends!    Today I am using the wonderful Heartfelt Love Collection from Heartfelt Creations.   I used a partial die cut technique.   This technique used your die in a fun, new way!    

HCPC-3803, Banner of Love Stamp Set
HCD1-7160, Banner of Love Die Set
HCD1-7162, Eyelet Hearts Die
HCD1-7161, Sweetheart Borders Die
HCDP1-284, Heartfelt Love Paper Collection
HCPP2-452, White Cardstock - 12 x12 in.
532423-Kit, Sizzix Vagabond 2 with Solo Wafer Thin Die Adapter
HCST1-401, Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723, Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
3352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive
173842, Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
359848, Spellbinders Tool n' One
TSMP900, Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink Pad

Pink cardstock,  X-Press It Blending Cardstock,  mounting tape, Copic Markers (Ribbon - B21, B24, B26, B37, C5, Flowers - Y00, Y11, Y15, Y35,   Leaves- YG11, YG03, YG67)

Cut heavy white cardstock at 5 1/2 inches x 12 inches.  Score at  4 1/4 in and 9 inches.   Draw a light  vertical  line 2 inches from the outer edge of the right flap.  Using the Eyelet Hearts Die, place the center of the larges plain heart die on the line and secure with repositional tape.   Secure the outer portion of the heart on the cutting mat up to the line.   Only the part of the heart that is to be cut should be on the cutting mat.  Allow the rest of the card and die to rest freely from the end without any pressure.  This is called a "partial die cut".   Run the card through the die cutter and then cut the paper vertically on your light pencil line.   This will allow the outer edge of the heart to be a flap over the edge of the card.    Cut a pink layer at 2 1/4 inches x 5 1/4 inches and the designer paper from Heartfelt Love paper collection at 2 x 5 inches.   Adhere to the left flap.      Cut the left pink panel at 2 3/4 inches and adhere to the left flap.    Die cut the Sweetheart Border die on white paper and weed using the Spellbinders Tool n' one.   Trip the left side of the die cut to allow for 1/8 inch border around the inside of the flap.  Apply Designer Dries Clear Adhesive and apply to the left flap on top of the pink layer.

Die cut a pink Eyelet Hearts Die that will nest inside the white heart as shown.  Adhere the pink heart.     Apply Dries clear Adhesive  to the inside of the heart and sprinkle generously with    Mauve Gala Glitz.   Allow to dry.

Stamp the sentiment  using Banner of Love stamp set onto X-Press It paper with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.   Color the image with the following Copic Alcohol ink - (Ribbon - B21, B24, B26, B37, C5, Flowers - Y00, Y11, Y15, Y35,  Leaves- YG11, YG03, YG67).   You can choose any ink or medium that you prefer.  Die cut with the coordinating die.    Cut 3 additional pink sentiments and adhere the layers with a small strip of mounting tape between each layer. This will add great dimension. Adhere the image with some overlap into the heart.

For a final touch, cut a pink mat at 4 x 5 1/4 inches and a white layer at 3 3/4 x 5 inches and adhere to the inside of the card.  This will add an extra special place to write your message.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - Sending Birthday to a Special Someone

Welcome to our new Heartfelt Creations Release -  Heartfelt Love Collection.   We have a wonderful "Love" theme for you this month.   You will have plenty of time for all those Valentine cards!    

Heartfelt Love Paper Collection
Eyelet Hearts Die
Classic Leaf Cling StampSet
Classic Leaf Die
Open Leaf Cling Stamp Set
Art Foam Paper
Designer Dries clear Adhesive
Glue Tips - Metal
Pin6, glue Pins
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rose Bud
Memento Dye Inkpad –Olive Grove
Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear Glitter
8.5 x 11 Cardstock - White
Stack and Store Daubers- Pack of 6
Sizzix Vagabond 2 With Solo Wafer-Think Die Adapter

Pink, white and red cardstock, Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink, glue gun,  mounting tape, double sided tape, mini mister, Copic Markers - YG61, YG63, YG67. 

Create a heavy white card base measuring 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches.   Cut and pink cardstock at 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches.   Cut the Designer paper at 5 x 5 inches and sponge the edges using Vintage Photo Distress Ink.   Adhere the layers using double sided tape.   

Die cut nesting hearts from the Eyelet Hearts Die using red and pink cardstock and from the Heartfelt Love designer paper with the sentiment as shown on the card.   Adhere the hearts with Dries Clear Adhesive.  Attach the heart to the card using mounting tape.   

Stamp petals from the Classic Rose stamp set using Memento Rose Bud Ink.   Gently list the petals and shape with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.   Adhere the petals using Dries Clear Adhesive.   Apply Dries Clear Adhesive to some of the petals and sprinkle with Crystal Clear Glitter. 

Using Olive Grove Ink, stamp some of the leaves on Art Foam and some on paper using Classic Leaf and Open Leaf stamp set.  Die cut with the Classic Leaf Die Set.  Sponge with Olive Grove Ink.   Add some YG61, YG63 and YG67 Copic Markers.    

Adhere to leaves and flowers with a glue gun to complete the card. 

Video link for creating Dimensional Roses > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8P070kC3oo&feature=youtu.be

Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting! 

Watercolor - Happy Birthday Card

Hello and Welcome!

Today's card is a winter bird I sketched and colored with watercolor.    I used an original painting/tutorial  from Maria Raczynska -   one of my favorite Artists!  Maria is kind enough to allow me to share my work that I create using her Patreon channel > HERE

Arches 140# Cold Press
Windsor Newton Watercolor
Windsor Newton White Gouache
Navy cardstock
White cardstock

I hope you enjoy.    Stay tuned for Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Wednesday.   I love the project I created for you !  

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Winter Dusting of Snow

Hello, my friends.  

Today I painted a quick Christmas Card.  I used a tutorial and reference photo from Maria Raczynska.   I hope you check out on YouTube and her Patreon Channel for more in depth tutorials!

Arches 140# Coldpress Watercolor Paper,
Windsor Newton Watercolor
Permanent White Gouache
White gel pen
Thank you for stopping by!   

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Watercolor - Winter Snowperson

I created this Winter card with a fun snowman using an original reference photo from Maria Raczynsksa.  I have linked her public Patreon site for you!   I love all her tutorials!    

Arches 140# Watercolor paper
Windsor Newton Watercolor
Assorted Watercolor Brushes
White Gonache
White Ink Pen

Thanks for stopping by.   I am working on my December Heartfelt Creations Projects for you and I know you will love them!     I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  

Friday, November 3, 2017

Winter Card Featuring a Bird in the Snow

One quick post

just increased my "tier" at Maria Raczynska's Patreon page and I am so glad I did! I love her tutorials and learn so much. As you know - I am just starting to learn watercolor. This is one card I created using her original tutorial - She is an amazing instructor - Her Patreon site can be found here > www.patreon.com/mariamorjane

Arches 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
Assorted watercolor brushes - Mostly Kolinsky
Windsor Newton watercolor

Thank you for stopping by!    Hope you are all having a crafty day!