Wedding Bells Bridal Card...

Hello!
My goodness, it certainly feels like I have not had anything to share here in awhile!
It's another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday, and last week the Classic Wedding Collection was released!  It is such a beautiful and romantic collection with such soft colors!
Here's a little about the collection...


Church bells ring out and there’s an excitement in the air!  Loved ones have gathered together to celebrate two hearts joined in friendship being united in love!  Beautiful roses provide a classic and romantic d├ęcor while soft music lends to the ambiance as the bride and groom beam seeing one another for the first time on their wedding day!  Preserve those special “Happily Ever After” memories with the new Classic Wedding Collection by Heartfelt Creations.  Filled with romantic imagery of stately church bells, classic roses and fanciful doves, this softly hued paper collection is sure to add to the nostalgia and romance of these precious moments while showcasing memories of such a special day.  Soft peaches, pinks, greens and blue tones lend a timeless and elegant backdrop to graceful swirls, lace like elements and romantic script!  Commemorate the special occasion with dreamily illustrated cling stamp sets depicting glorious heart shaped rose wreaths, elegant church bells, beautiful wedding rings and a delicate image of a bride and groom, complete with coordinating dies perfect for embellishing bridal shower, wedding or anniversary creations!  Five marvelous sentiments are included to ensure you have the perfect well wishes to complete your bridal or anniversary card or scrapbook layout!  Add a touch of splendor and sophistication with either of the two intricate and impressive lace like dies included in this sentimental collection!  So, please rise…and join with us in celebrating those special moments that represent “Always and Forever”!

For my project this week I decided to create a special card front using one of the dies found in the Decorative Medallion Die set.  I knew I wanted to use the gorgeous wedding bells illustration and found a premade card panel in the Classic Wedding Paper Collection that would work with what I had in mind perfectly! 

Here's how it all came together...


Now, my daughter and I had a good chuckle about this card...and we'll get to that in just a moment!
But first, I want to show you what the card looks like when it's open!



Doesn't that gorgeous preprinted 6"x6" card panel just bring everything together when you open it and see the full wedding bell and rose illustration?

Now...onto the humorous side of this card!
When Emma Lou previewed the Classic Wedding Collection video and how to make a fancy fold card using these exact die cuts, my daughter and I chuckled because the base was pretty much the exact same base I had just created several days before.  I can't tell you how happy I was though when I saw that Emma Lou hadn't used the bride and groom or the wedding bells!  LOL

I've used the Classic Rose stamp and die combination to create my flowers.  I've added the frosting powder and heat set it using my heat tool.  All of the coloring has been done with Spectrum Noir Blendable pencils and gamasol solution.  I wanted the card to be super soft and romantic.  
Just as Emma Lou did on her card, I've sponged glitter all over the die cuts on the card base, as well as the preprinted images on the inside of the card and them sprinkled it all with a transparent glitter.  If you look super closely at the first picture, you'll see that find shimmer...it just doesn't show up on the photos very well. 

This wedding collection is so soft and beautiful and perfect for creating all those wedding cards, presentation envelopes, gift bags, etc. that you need during the summer wedding season! 
Be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog to catch up on all of the other gorgeous projects the rest of the design team have created using this alluring collection!

Until next time...

Project Supplies and Instructions
Classic Wedding Paper Collection, HCDP1-279
Classic Wedding Bells Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3789
Classic Wedding Wishes Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3790
Classic Wedding Bells Die, HCD1-7143
Decorative Medallion Die, HCD1-7144
Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3752
Classic Rose Die, HCD1-7110
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Olive Pastel, 71012
Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder, PGM15016
Stack and Store Daubers - Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tips for Adhesive Bottles, 352854

Other Products: white card stock, VersaFine Grey Ink, Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils, Gamasol Solution, blending stumps, ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Cheeky, Memento  Ink - Angel Pink, Gemini Die Cutting Machine, pop dots, Glitter Ritz, heat tool, Ranger Distress Clear Rock Candy, paint brush, sponge, MISTI

Watch this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8P070kC3oo to learn how to shape the Classic Rose.

Watch this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuuhGgnasDA to learn how to create decorative card base.

Instructions: Locate and cut out 6"x6" premade card panel for center of card from the Classic Wedding Paper collection. Ink all edges using a soft pink ink. Create decorative card base and assemble using tutorial listed above using white card stock and pink decorative paper from the Classic Wedding Paper Collection. Cut a second matching set of solid portion of Decorative Medallion Die from pink decorative paper to cover the matching panels on inside of card and adhere to card base. Stamp sentiment on inside of card. Stamp one inking each of wedding bells illustration and bride and groom illustration onto white card stock using grey ink. Color using blendable pencils, blending stump and gamasol solution. Die cut with coordinating dies, shape and adhere to card as shown using pop dots. Stamp two inkings of the small and midsized roses, as well as one leaf illustration from the Classic Roses Cling Stamp Set. Die cut and color using ink and sponge daubers. Shape one leaf embellishment, two midsized roses and one rose bud. Apply to wedding bell embellishment on card as shown. Using Distress Rock Candy paint and paint brush, apply lightly to shaped flowers and then sprinkle with Frosting Powder. Heat set with heat tool. Using a sponge and dries clear glue, apply glue to decorative die cuts on card front and sprinkle with transparent glitter. Use same glittering technique over printed images inside card panel as well.  
 

Who Holds Your Tomorrow.....

Happy Sunday!
I hope your weekend has been going well!
We've spent the weekend working at our seasonal campsite and we have enjoyed working together as a family and taking in God's beautiful nature!

Have you been following the Mustard Seed Faith Challenge blog?  
If not, I hope I can encourage you to stop by there today!
Not only do you receive a dose of crafty inspiration, but you also get to share in a short devotional...and today it just so happens to be my turn sharing with you what the Lord has put on my heart!
Today's topic covers the topic of "Who Holds Your Tomorrow?"....in other words worry!
I can honestly say it is an area of my life I still struggle with....I can conjure up the worst scenarios with the rest of them....but that is not how we are to live as Christians. 
If you'd like to read my thoughts on this topic, I encourage you to pop by the Mustard Seed Faith Challenge blog.

The short devotional I prepared was actually inspired from the song "Sparrows" by Jason Gray!
It is a song that I loved from the first moment I heard it and acts as a great reminder that worrying does not help me one bit!

Here's a link to the song for your listening pleasure...

For this new challenge we are asking you to use a bird, butterfly or even a nature scene on your creation!

Here's a Bible journaling page I created after reading, praying and listening to this song...


I loved this gorgeous bird stamp by Unity Stamp Co. and thought it would be perfect for use on this page.  I've used some Illustrated Faith letter stickers as well as some of their sentiment stickers along with some gelatos and some Dylusion spray to create the ink blots spots.  (And I even managed to smear some of the dots while they were still wet - but we've not going to worry about that trivial little oops!)  Nothing to complicated! 

I hope you've been encouraged here and your creativity is flowing!
I can't wait to see what you're going to come up with for this challenge!

Until next time...

Petunia Birthday...

It's another Wednesday!
Welcome!  I'm so glad you're here!

I have something a little different for you today...different than my usual Heartfelt Creations style...but hey, sometimes we just have to create something a little different to continue to get those creative juices to flow!

Are you ready for a peek?


I decided to go with a more simple card this week.  I used a smooshing technique (if you're unfamiliar you can find many YouTube videos on the technique) to apply color to the card front.  I've also added a few ink drops, some white embossing enamel and some silver sequins and ribbon.  I actually had a lot of fun with this technique and was happy with how this card turned out...lots of color and interest...and yet not too time consuming at all.  It's easy to fall into the trap of using the same design, same style when you use the same manufacturer's products over a long period of time.  I wanted to prove to myself and to you that it does work to think outside of the box when using Heartfelt Creations stamps.  I hope you've enjoyed today's project and I hope you've been inspired to try something from your usual style as well.  Sometimes our tries turn out into fails...but we've learned so much along the way!

Be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog to check out the other beautiful projects the rest of the design team have created for your viewing pleasure and inspiration!

Until next time...
Project Supplies and Instructions
Classic Petunia Paper Collection, HCDP1-278
Classic Petunia Bouquet Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3787
Small Classic Petunia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3785

Other Products: white card stock, water color paper, VersaFine Black Ink, pop dots, paper trimmer, Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint, Broken China, water brush, MISTI, acrylic stamp block, Stampendous Chunky White Embossing Enamel, silver sequins, silver ribbon, heat tool, wax paper or splat mat, spray bottle, water

Instructions: Create a 4.25"x5.5" card base using white card stock. Trim a background mat from a piece of green patterned paper within the Classic Petunia paper collection just slightly smaller than the card base. Trim a piece of water color paper just slightly smaller than the green background mat. Using a permanent black ink stamp the petunia bouquet onto water color paper as shown. Apply a small amount of each ink color from ink pad onto wax paper or splat mat. Spritz with a tiny bit of water. Using an acrylic stamp block, pick up some of the pink color and apply ink using a smooshing technique to the petunias. Continue until you are happy with pattern and coverage. Repeat same process with green color applied to leaves and blue color adhered around bouquet. Add some blue and green ink to the top portion of card as well. Using a wet paint brush or water brush, pick up a tiny bit of blue ink and splatter onto card front. Repeat with green ink. Set with heat tool. Stamp birthday sentiment onto card front. Stamp celebrate sentiment under it. Drop some chunky white embossing enamel onto card front and heat set using heat tool from the backside of the paper. Adhere sequins and loop and tie ribbon as shown. Adhere card front to background mat using pop dots, then adhere to card base using pop dots as well.

God is Faithful...

Hello!
Happy Sunday!

Today begins a new challenge over at Mustard Seed Faith Challenges that will run for the next few weeks!
For this challenge we are asking for projects featuring relationships...friendships, weddings, or anniversaries with the inspiration coming from the book of Hosea and the concept of steadfast love.
God is faithful even when we aren't...isn't that so amazing!  He continues to love us even though we reject Him daily or don't take time to prioritize our relationship with Him.  He extends us grace...so different than the world we live in.  How do we tend to react when friendships disappoint us, when people constantly let us down...
In these times, God has given us a beautiful example to follow.  God is always waiting for us, pursuing us to draw closer to Him and does not hold a grudge.  His love is steadfast and something we can count on in a world that often leaves us out in the cold.
I wish I could say that this is an area I have conquered in my life.  Too many times I am not gracious to those I have felt wronged by...too many times I beat myself up for not spending as much time in the Word and working on my relationship with God as I should be and this leads me become filled with guilt.  In the devotional Jeanne wrote this week for the blog (you can read it here), she points out that we are to pattern our lives after the teachings and example of our Saviour and we need to extend the same faithfulness that God shows us to those around us.  Not easily done without the help of our Lord.

Now, would you like to see the friendship card I created for this biweekly challenge?
I did something a little different than my usual style...

Let's take a look..


I used the smooshing technique to create the coloring on the background for the card.  If you're unfamiliar with the technique, there are many many YouTube videos for you to check out if you just type in "smooshing technique".  I've also used a water brush to flick a few droplets onto the background as well.  The floral image has been stamped onto water color paper using a permanent black ink.  This is an image from the Classic Petunia Collection by Heartfelt Creations.  I've stamped and paper pieced the gorgeous lady illustration created by Unity Stamps and paired it with a birthday sentiment...after all, we all love celebrating our friends!

I hope you've found yourself encouraged and inspired here today!
I also hope you take time to join us in our latest challenge!

Until next time...

This card has been submitted to the following challenges...

There is Beauty in my Soul Today...

Good Morning, Afternoon or Evening to you!
Welcome!
I'm so glad you're here!

I have a garden themed card to share with you today featuring the pretty Classic Petunia Collection by Heartfelt Creations!

Let's start right off with my creation and I'll give you some details about it along the way...


As we speak, I have been busily cleaning out my flower beds and getting ready for the arrival of my hummers.  Today's chores will include cleaning the feeders and making sure they are ready for the homemade sugar solution I prepare for them.  I always look forward to this time of year and get super excited when they arrive.

When I spotted the background card panel with the watering can, chair and florals I thought about my little perennial bed where I make a rest stop for my hummers and orioles and it reminded me of how I sit on my front deck waiting to hear those first buzzes and flitters of those tiny little jewels.  The sentiment on the top of the panel was perfect as well, as watching these beautiful birds in nature has a way of reminding your soul of the beauty in the world and to look for it daily!  I decided to create the card with the layering of another premade card panel from within the paper collection and to dig out my hummingbird stamps from the Botanic Orchid Collection
I opted to use the largest of the hummers in the collection and to just snip off the orchids and have the bird appear to be sitting among the petunias.  The Stack and Store daubers made quick and easy coloring for that pretty little hummingbird!

...here's a closer look at the hummer and the petite petunias...


A touch of glitter and a few sequins and the project was complete!
I do hope you've found some inspiration here today as you've spent time with me! 
I also hope that you've been reminded to take time to fill your soul with beauty...in the fast pace of life we seem to have to aim for this as we tend to let things rush by us and not see the tiny miracles and beauty that surround us.

Now, have you stopped by the Heartfelt Creations blog already?  If not, be sure to find some time to head on over there to check out the amazing projects the design team have created for you! 
You may just find yourself super inspired and heading over to the nearest greenhouse to pick up a flat of live petunias to enjoy while you wait for  your order for the Classic Petunia Collection from the Heartfelt Creations online store to arrive!  LOL

Until next time...
Project Supplies and Instructions
Classic Petunia Paper Collection, HCDP1-278
Small Classic Petunia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3785
Classic Petunia Bouquet Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3787
Small Classic Petunia Die, HCD1-7139
Classic Petunia Bouquet Die, HCD1-7141
Botanic Orchid Bouquet Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3743
Botanic Orchid Bouquet Die, HCD1-7103
Cut Mat Create 2A Die, HCD2-751
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Stack and Store Daubers - Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Berrylicious, 71053
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Lime Pastel, 71026
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Olive Pastel, 71012
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Creamy Brown, 71036
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854

Other Products Used:  white card stock, Gemini Die Cutting Machine, ColorBox Chalk Ink - Dahlia, Pink Pastel, and Serene,  VersaFine Black Ink, gold sequins, Spellbinders Circles (Lg), Glitter Ritz, pop dots

Watch this tutorial https://youtu.be/KOy_qNB9OAk to learn how to shape the Classic Petunia.

Create a 6"x6" card base using white card stock.  Locate preprinted background panel in paper collection and trim to fit slightly smaller on card base leaving a white border around background mat.  Ink edges with a bright pink ink and adhere to card base.  Locate preprinted 6"x6" card front as shown.  Trim down to center square and then die cut circular center.  Ink all edges of square portion using a bright pink ink.  Adhere to card base using pop dots.  Adhere circular die cut to center using several layers of stacked pop dots.  Die cut decorative border using white card stock from the Cut Mat Create 2A Die and adhere to side of card as shown.  Stamp small petunias, basket, small flower arrangement, vining petunia corner border as well as hummingbird onto white card stock using black ink.  Die cut using coordinating dies.  Color all embellishments using stack and store sponge daubers.  Shape basket and adhere to card front over preprinted card basket.  Shape and adhere small petunia bouquet to be spilling out of basket.  Shape petunia corner embellishment as well as all remaining flowers in the sizes you desire.  Adhere corner embellishment to top corner as shown.  Arrange shaped petunias in flower basket arrangement and one to top corner on corner embellishment.  Adhere shaped hummingbird image among flowers as shown.  Cut an inside premade background panel from paper collection, ink all edges with a bright pink colored ink and add to inside of card.  Adhere sequins to front of card as shown and glitter to all stamped and shaped flowers as well as all preprinted elements on designer paper on front and inside of card. 

Lullabies and Tiny Feet...

Happy Sunday!
I hope you are keeping well!
Today starts another new challenge over at Mustard Seed Faith Challenges!

Jeanne has a wonderful devotional up on the Mustard Seed Faith Challenge blog and she got me thinking about the book of Psalms in a way that I had never thought about them before...she mentions that her pastor likened them to lullabies that moms sing to their little ones!  How comforting...lullabies from our Lord!  Just as she mentions going to read the Psalms in times of trouble, times of needing comfort or times of great joy...I find that I do the same.  The Psalms always seem to have a peaceful and comforting feeling despite what you are going through in life.  I've just given you a glimpse into her devotional, so be sure to take some time to read it over on the challenge blog.

This brings us to the theme of the challenges for the next two weeks...we want to see your baby/lullaby themed creations!

For this project I decided to go with a vintage style!
Here's a peek...


This card was super fast and easy to create!
Some pretty decorative paper, washi tape, adorable ephemera and two tiny buttons are the entire list for this project! 

I loved the little sentiment ephemera piece on this card!
It got me thinking that as a Christian mom, that's always the desire for me for my children...that they never forget the way home...they never forget their relationship with God and remember that their home is not really in this world.  Where their tiny feet may travel....what adventures does their Heavenly Father have in store for them...mission work, to be parents with children of their own...only time will tell and the best we can do as parents is to pray for them. 

I do hope you've enjoyed my share today.  I also hope that you've been inspired to play along with us at Mustard Seed Faith Challenges...even if you're not needing a baby card at the moment, it's fantastic to have a few on hand!  I also hope you've been encouraged to look at the Psalms in a way that you never have before...as soothing songs to comfort us, to bring peace to us and to calm us just as a mothers lullaby does for her child. 

Until next time...

Flower Shaping Classes...

Hello Everyone!
I'm popping in just to let you know that we are in the process of organizing flower shaping classes at both of The Scrapbook Cottage locations...that's in Winnipeg and Steinbach, Manitoba!
You will be learning the art of shaping the basic flower to a more complex version and will be able to choose your own color palette for each floral...including working with the new and amazing Ranger Distress Oxide Inks.

There will be three flowers being demonstrated and shown throughout the class...

The Blazing Poppy



The Enchanted Mum



 ...and lastly...

Wildwood Cottage Florals


Registration is now open and seats fill quickly, so please give Kathy a call at the Winnipeg Store or Sharon at the Steinbach store depending on where you would like to attend!
All information can be found on the side bar of my blog!
I can't wait to see you!

Until next time...

Introducing the Classic Petunia.....

Hello and a big warm welcome to my blog!
I hope you'll enjoy the project I have created to share with you today!
If you're already a follower, you'll know that Wednesdays are a Heartfelt Creations share...and that the second Wednesday of the month always brings the new release!
This month I'd like to introduce to you the Classic Petunia...

Move on over spring, and let summer begin…the new Classic Petunia Collection by Heartfelt Creations has arrived!  No flower signifies summer more than the large trumpet shaped blossom of the gentle petunia!  Surround yourself with memories of wandering through greenhouses filled to the brim with a multitude of varieties in every color, from solids to variegated, compact to blanketing and of course those showy hanging baskets and container gardens spilling over with these heat loving flowers! The becomingly illustrated cling stamp sets found within this collection will have you planning your very own garden themed paper crafts filled with trailing petunias, bountiful bouquets and lavish petunia filled hanging baskets.  Three sizes of coordinating stamp and petal die cuts will allow you to recreate the ever popular petunia, making it easy to cut and shape the perfect blossom in the ideal size and color necessary for any project from handmade cards, scrapbook layouts and even altered art pieces.   A beautiful selection of premade card panels and scrapbook pages filled with illustrations of graceful petunias in hanging baskets, classic terra cotta pots and pretty garden scenes showcasing elegant petunia draped wishing wells and white washed garden benches allow for ease in creating any garden variety creations.  Filled with classic petunia pinks and deep purples along with pretty leaf like greens, the delicately patterned papers in this charming paper collection will transport you to your favorite garden plot!  So join with us as we usher in the summer season with the tender flowers of the new Classic Petunia Collection….no fertilizing, deadheading or watering required!  We promise!

If you've been a follower here for awhile (if you're not, feel free to follow along by selecting the link on the side bar), you'll also know that I am a huge fan of teapot projects!  
I've created a number in the past, and today I've toyed with yet another!
I mean come on...what could be better than a petunia filled teapot?

Allow me to share with you...


Mother's Day is this Sunday, and for those who have not yet started on their creations for mom I thought perhaps this would be a cute idea!

The petunias are so pretty and this is a wonderful flower to shape!

Here's a closer look at the flowers...


The tea pot box card template comes from the Silhouette Design store and has been cut with my Silhouette Cameo.  I thought it was just too cute to pass up doing something with and the petunias seemed perfect for this time of year as we are heading into greenhouses that are filled with rows and rows of them in any color imaginable!
A quick touch of glitter and a banner sentiment and the project was complete!

I hope you've enjoyed my share here today!  If you give this a try yourself I'd love to see your project!  Also, be sure to pop by the Heartfelt Creations blog to check out the amazing creations the rest of the design team have come up with for your inspiration!

Until next time...
Project Supplies & Instructions
Classic Petunia Paper Collection, HCDP1-278
Small Classic Petunia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3785
Large Classic Petunia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3786
Classic Petunia Bouquet Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3787
Small Classic Petunia Die, HCD1-7139
Large Classic Petunia Die, HCD1-7140
Classic Petunia Bouquet Die, HCD1-7141
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Olive Pastel, 71012
Stack and Store Daubers - Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear Powder, PGM15015

Other Products Used: Gemini Die Cutting Machine, paper trimmer, white card stock, ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Pink Pastel, Chive, VersaFine Black Ink, scissors, Silhouette Cameo, Silhouette Design Store Design #134642

Watch this tutorial https://youtu.be/KOy_qNB9OAk to learn how to shape the Classic Petunia.

Choose designer paper from within the Classic Petunia Paper Collection that you wish to use for your teapot.  Cut teapot box file using Silhouette Cameo.  Ink all edges using a pink color ink and assemble box card.   Cut two small strips of card stock to create two sections within the box to adhere your flowers to and then adhere them to box center.  Stamp the large petunia cling stamp set twice onto white card stock using black ink.  Stamp two inkings of the small petunia cling stamp set onto white card stock using black ink.  Stamp one image of the large petunia bouquet from the classic petunia bouquet cling stamp set onto white card stock using black ink.  Color petunia bouquet image and adhere to the inside back panel of the teapot.  Color and shape petunia flowers and leaves as per video above.  Adhere shaped flowers to box card as shown.  (You will need to adhere some flowers to small strips of card stock to gain height, and then adhere the card stock strip to the box card middle rather than trying to adhere the flower to the horizontal center strips).  Cut sentiment strip from paper collection, shape gently and adhere to box card as shown.  Using a dries clear glue, glitter flower tips with Crystal Clear powder.  

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