Mustard Seed Faith...

Hello and Welcome!
I have a special surprise for you today!
Several months ago I was approached and asked if I would like to be involved in a new faith based challenge blog that was in the works!  It seems like so many moons ago that I used to do any work with challenge blogs, and my favorite by far was the faith based one I was part of early on in my crafting/blogging adventures.  I met the most wonderful ladies through that challenge blog...and I know that this will hold true now as well!

I accepted a design team position with Mustard Seed Faith Challenges, and we are so happy and excited to bring to you our first challenge today!  In a world that is so very mixed up, full of tough choices, and frankly just needing some heavenly sunshine, I am excited to unite card makers and paper crafters and to share the love of Jesus!

This is something that has been on my heart constantly the last year of can God use my crafty talents for His Kingdom?  Many days it felt like I was just pumping out card after card without it having any meaning.  I yearned to connect with other Christians who were crafty, wanted to have my creations bring a blessing to someone and for God to use them to show people around the world His love.

Anyhow...moving along...
Let's explore this week's challenge!
We are focusing on the verse Matthew 17:20...a fitting place to start since the mustard seed theme ties in with the name of the challenge blog.  

"He replied, because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain 'Move from here to there', and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." Matt. 17:20 NIV

Are you familiar with the size of a mustard seed?  It's tiny...and often that is how my faith feels to me...very tiny!  But look...God promises us that even with our smallest faith, nothing is impossible for us through Him!  Isn't that amazing!  There are times I beat myself up for not thinking my faith will be enough for God to work with...I think perhaps my needs are too small or too large and choose to not even ask anything from Him! I think that we are living in a day where we need to cling onto that promise that faith the size of a mustard seed allows God to do great things through us...we need to become bolder, deeper in our faith and allow our faith to grow larger than that mustard seed day by day, showing God's great love to a world that is lost and falling apart!
What do you think?

Back to the paper crafting challenge at hand...
For this challenge, we are asking that you use any shade of yellow..from bright to golden mustard somewhere on your creation!

Here's the card I created...

It's not often I get to sit and just and make a simple card...and I really like how this one turned out!
I was going to use a different sentiment on this card...I had it on my table...I put it down and could not find it when I needed it to complete the card! Gotta love those clear stamps!
As I started browsing for a new sentiment to use, I came across this one immediately and knew that this was the sentiment I was to use on the card! 

Faith does involve closing one's eyes...coming to God and opening your heart to Him and what He has in store for you!  Faith is knowing that no matter what type of situation we are going through...that God's got us and is in control of that situation!  Faith is knowing that in the long run, no matter how awful the world around us seems...we know how the story ends!
God's got this!

I hope you're leaving here encouraged and ready to join in with us on some inky fun!
You will find all of the "rules" for the challenges on the Mustard Seed Faith Challenges blog!
Link up your creations, perhaps leave a comment and I cannot wait to come pay your blog a visit to see how this challenge inspired you!

Until next time...

Flowering Dogwood Card Classes Now Available....

Hello Everyone!
Just a quick post today to let you know that I have finally been able to put together my first card class for 2017 with both locations of  The Scrapbook Cottage!

Registration is now open for this "any occasion" card class featuring the gorgeous Flowering Dogwood Collection which is perfect for the Easter Season, Mother's Day, the upcoming wedding season or Just Because!

Soft and super feminine, along with a fresh spring time color palette, I know that this card assembling will be perfect to build up your stash of those cards that are needed last minute.

Here's a close up of each of the cards you'll create and take home with you when you attend any of the four classes scheduled between the two stores located in Steinbach or Winnipeg, Manitoba!

For more information or to register, please feel free to call either of The Scrapbook Cottage locations - you can find the numbers listed on the side bar of my blog!  
Do hurry as seating is limited and these classes do sell out quickly!
Can't wait to see you there!

Until next time...

Monkeying Around...

It's another Heartfelt Creations new release Wednesday!
Have you already seen the sneak peeks of the Monkeying Around Collection?
If not, you're in for a real treat!

Here's a little about the newest collection...

Are you ready for an adventure?  Grab your water bottle, sunscreen, and safari hat and join us as we explore exotic jungles taking in the lively and entertaining antics of the new Monkeying Around Collection by Heartfelt Creations!  Filled with amusing illustrations of ever so charming monkeys, this newest collection is sure to have you “going bananas” with excitement!  Four entertaining cling stamp sets supply you with an assortment of fun filled, mix and match monkey images to create just the right amount of monkey mayhem for any of your paper crafting project needs, while various sized palm tree fronds, floral accents, bananas, coconuts along with lush palm tree die cuts add a dimensional tropical feeling to your projects with ease!  Trek through a paper collection filled with deep jungle greens, sunlit yellows and ocean like blues, accented with balmy breeze teals, pretty floral pinks and a hint of sunset reds creating just the right tropical color palette to showcase these adorable apes on cards, scrapbook layouts or altered art pieces.  So, come along with us as we join in with the monkey chatter, swing from vine to vine and take part in the shenanigans of the new Monkeying Around Collection! 

I'll be quite honest...I had no idea what kind of project I was going to make with this collection...until I spotted something I could alter while on a crafty shopping trip with Liz to Hobby Lobby while we were on our little CHA adventure in Phoenix!  I saw a tropical tiki style hut windchime set that I thought had some potential for being inhabited by monkeys! 

Want to see how it turned out?

I will admit that trying to photograph these windchimes was a tad difficult, so I apologize for the poor photography!  It was hard to prop them up, I had no nice place to hang them and the sun refused to cooperate by coming out so the picture would be well lit!  LOL

As you can see I've covered the roof with palm frond die cuts from the collection.  I stamped the images in various shades of greens and then used different combinations of green inks to color them to try to give them each a bit of a different coloring.  (Doesn't show up very well in the photo!)  I've used palm trees for the top of the chimes and the adorable relaxin' monkey for the main focal point at the door.  I've added a floral touch to the project using the pretty floral border stamp also found within the collection.  

Here's a close up of this fun loving relaxin' monkey...

I've colored the image using a Dove Blender Pen and ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inks (you can find all the color details in the instructions following this blog post.)  I've used different shades of browns to color the monkey image to try and give him the look of being hairy!  LOL  I've popped him up off the base of the windchime using 3D pop dots and kind of curved him around the hut!  I think he looks pretty awesome sitting out on his front porch enjoying a cold drink!

...and of course there are always some shenanigans when monkeys are involved, so I decided to have some playful primates added to to the top of the project swinging from palm tree to palm tree using vines...

Again, I apologize for the poor photography...the colors look so much nicer on the real project!
For the finishing touch, I've added Stickle centers to all of the flowers, and daubed some stickles onto each of the palm fronds to give the project some sparkle and shine.

I do hope you've stopped by the Heartfelt Creations blog to check out the fun and creative projects the rest of the team has created for your viewing pleasure and inspiration with this fun collection!  
I'm sure there are a project or two you'll go "bananas" over and want to try yourself!
As for me, that's all for today!
I do hope you come for a visit again soon!

Until next time...
Project Supplies and Instructions
Palm Tree and Monkeys Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3777
Monkeying Around Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3778
Relaxin' Monkeys Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3780
Palm Tree and Monkeys Die, HCD1-7132
Monkeying Around Cling Stamp Set, HCD1-7133
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Dark Brown, 71035
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Harvest, 71082
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Lime Pastel, 71026
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Rouge, 71015
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Creamy Brown, 71036
Dove Blender Kit, 241159

Other Products Used: BigShot die cutting machine, white card stock, VersaFine Black Ink, Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Mint, Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Chive, Stickles - Patina, Glossy Accents, Stickles - Tickled Pink, tiki hut windchimes, pop dots, sponge daubers

Stamp one relaxin' monkey image onto white card stock with black ink and color using inks and Dove Blender Pen.  Shape and adhere to windchimes as shown using pop dots and glossy accents.  Stamp multiple images of palm tree fronds  to cover top of tiki hut roof.  Color using several different combinations of green ink and then die cut with coordinating die.  Shape and begin layering leaves on  top of roof.  Stamp two palm tree images and one of the monkeys swinging on vines.  Die cut using coordinating dies, color and shape.  Adhere first palm tree to windchimes using glossy accents.  Trim down second palm tree and adhere to windchimes as shown.  Position monkeys to appear as swinging in the trees and adhere using glossy accents.  Stamp several inkings of vining flowers onto white card stock, color and die cut using coordinating dies.  Shape slightly and adhere around tiki hut roof as shown using glossy accents.  Adhere three cut apart flowers to the base of the palm trees as well.  Adhere several palm tree fronds and flowers behind relaxin' monkey and one in front of monkey image.  Lastly, apply pink Stickle centers to flowers and using fingertip apply patina stickles to all palm tree fronds. 

The Lord's Unfailing Love...

I hope wherever you are in the world life is good for you today!

I'm back this week with another Flowering Dogwood Collection project for Heartfelt Creations!
It's another wall hanging!
I saw this wooden cross for altering while shopping in Hobby Lobby during my little adventure to CHA and immediately thought of the Flowering Dogwood Collection!

Would you like to see how it turned out?

Well let's keep you waiting no longer...

I had not had a chance to use any of the faith based stamps released on Black Friday yet, so I thought one of them would surely be perfect to add a sentiment on this cross!  I really like how the sentiment turned out there in the center.  I've stamped it, fussy cut around it and then popped it up off the wall hanging with pop dots!

I've kept this creation more monochromatic keeping it with the greens and blues. 
Unfortunately we're in a stretch of cloud cover again and the photo really doesn't show off the floral colors clearly. 

I've included all of the instructions to recreate this wall hanging at the end of my blog post. 
It really wasn't a hard or labor intensive project at all!

I do hope you stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog as well to take in the amazing creations the rest of the design team have created!

Until next time...
Project Supplies and Instructions
Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection, HCDP1-275
Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3773
Flowering Dogwood Branches Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3774
Flowering Dogwood & Doves Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3775
Flowering Dogwood Die, HCD1-7129
Flowering Dogwood Branches Die, HCD1-7130
Flowering Dogwood & Doves Die, HCD1-7131
Courage and Strength Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3763
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Olive Grove, TSMP708
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles,  352854
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 85-glitter
Spring Bring Prills - Lettuce Entertain You, Heart of Gold, ANC850

Watch this video to learn how to create the Flowering Dogwood with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Other Products Used:  BigShot die cutting machine, wooden cross wall hanging, VersaFine Grey Ink, white card stock, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die - Wreaths, sponge daubers, Memento Dye Ink Pad - Flannel Grey, nail file, pencil, scissors, paper trimmer, water, spritz bottle, glitter glass, pop dots

Select a light blue patterned paper from within the Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection.  Trace the wooden cross onto paper using pencil and cut.  Adhere paper to wooden cross with good adhesive and allow to dry.  Once dried, use nail file/emery board to smooth paper edges for a finished look around edges.  Using a grey ink, stamp one inking of each size of dogwood flowers, two of the flowering dogwood branches, several bunches of leaves, the sentiment as well as one dove image as shown.  Color flowers, leaves and branches using several green colored inks and sponge daubers.  Die cut all elements.  Assemble flowers, some as doubles and leaving some as single blossoms.  Trim sentiment and adhere to cross using pop dots.  Adhere wreath die cut to cross as shown.  Shape and adhere one flowering dogwood branch on top of cross, and one coming across center of cross under sentiment.  Create flower clusters as shown, one on the top, in center and bottom of cross.  Add in leaf accents where necessary.  Add a touch of color to dove using sponge dauber and adhere dove among flower cluster on top of cross.  Add prills to flower centers.  Lastly adhere glitter and glitter glass to flowers. 

Flowering Dogwood Easter Blessings...

I'm so glad you're able to join me today!
It's another exciting release day with us at Heartfelt Creations...and this month's is one that is sure to be on your list of purchases to make!
Allow me to share a little about the newest collection...

Heartfelt Creations invites you to usher in the spring season with the new Flowering Dogwood Collection!  Immerse yourself in this newest springtime assembling of designer papers, divinely detailed cling stamps and coordinating dies steeped with beautiful meanings and symbolism perfect for the Easter Season!  The dogwood tree is surrounded by a mesmerizing legend within the Christian faith…once the size of a mighty oak tree it was chosen to be used to construct the cross on which Jesus was to be crucified.  The tree became unhappy with its purpose and would never again grow large enough to ever build another cross.  Its branches would become narrow and crooked and no longer suitable for construction.  The delicate dogwood flower itself is a wonderful symbol of the Easter season…four petals that resemble the shape of a cross, the center laid as a crown of thorns, at the tip of each petal an indent resembling nail punctures, and a reddish hue around those indents resembling the blood of Jesus.  Soft and pastel in coloring, this newest paper collection reveals beautiful springtime shades of pinks, peaches, and greens which set stunning backdrops for scripted lettering and graceful swirls, while darker hints of blues and blacks bring out the gorgeous detail and coloring of the showy dogwood florals.  Bountiful blossom filled branches, peaceful white doves and hillside chapels are just a few of the beautiful illustrations found within the cling stamp sets!  Assemble the perfect dimensional dogwood flower using the varying sized petals within the Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamps Set and die cut using the coordinating dies.  The ideal collection to send out springtime and Easter wishes to friends and family! 

I'm sure you've already seen the beautiful sneak peeks that have been floating around online since CHA.  The colors, florals and gorgeous illustrations in this collection are breathtaking....and absolutely perfect for the spring and Easter Season!

For my first project, I chose to go with an Easter themed card.  

Here's how it turned out...

I had a cross ornament that I had purchased from the Michaels dollar bin awhile ago.  I decided it would be the perfect focal point for this elegant collection!

I chose a 6"x6" card panel from the paper collection, stamped the church image on the bottom corner and then cut out the oval shape from one of the oval dies from the All Glammed Up Collection.  I've then matted a pretty piece of coordinating paper from within the paper collection behind the opening.  I've inked all the edges of the pieces with a light brown ink, as well as a touch of gold.  I've also added some areas of gold accents onto the card front itself and have then used a blending tool and added some brown ink to the card front blending in a circular motion.  I've then matted the card front onto a white card base.  

Using a soft brown ink, I've stamped the cascading branch of dogwood flowers, added a touch of color with ink and sponge daubers, shaped and then adhered to the card base matching up with the oval opening.  I have then adhered the cross to the card front.  

Using several shades of pink ink, I've stamped the dogwood flowers onto white card stock, using a sponge dauber to color the edges of the petals and a soft yellow for the centers.  I've then die cut using the coordinating dies and shaped using my flower shaping tools.  

Here's picture of how these graceful flowers turned out...

This flower shapes so beautifully and and the stamen are fantastic!  As you can see I've added prills to the centers to give them an even more realistic look!  I've added a slight touch of brown ink over the flowers themselves so that they would blend in with the vintage feeling of the card as well.  

I hope you've enjoyed today's share!  I hope I've inspired you with this gorgeous collection!
It's not too early to get working on your special Easter greetings for the upcoming Easter Season!
Be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations blog as well...the team has really outdone themselves!
You won't be disappointed!

Also...if you haven't already heard...Heartfelt Creations is running their annual design team call!
Are you interested in becoming one of our new designers?  
If you love card making, scrapbooking or creating altered art pieces, this call is for you!
We are looking for a variety of styles, from clean and simple, to vintage to shabby chic or girly grunge!  Find all of the details here!
We look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Until next time...
Project Instructions & Supplies
Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection, HCDP1-275
Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3773
Flowering Dogwood and Doves, HCPC-3775
Dogwood Chapel Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3776
Flowering Dogwood Die, HCD1-7129
Flowering Dogwood and Doves Die, HCD1-7131
Eyelet Oval Die, HCD1-776
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Rose Coral, 71006
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Rouge, 71015
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Creamy Brown, 71036
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Olive Grove, TSMP708
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cantaloupe, TSMP103
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 85-glitter
Spring Bling Prills - Heart of Gold, ANC850

 Other Products Used:  white card stock, sponge daubers, water, spritz bottle, Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, Brilliance Galaxy Gold Ink, scissors, paper trimmer, pop dots, ink distress tool, plastic cross decoration

Watch this video to learn how to create the Flowering Dogwood with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Begin with a 6"x 6" white card base.  Trim premade card panel from paper collection shown just slightly smaller than card base to allow a white edge around card front.  Distress card front using gold and brown colored ink.  Ink all edges of card front panel as well with both gold and brown colored inks.  Using the oval die cut from the Eyelet Oval Die, die cut into card front as shown.  Ink edges of oval die cut are as well using brown and gold ink. Choose a coordinating decorative paper to mat behind the oval die cut.  Adhere card front to card base.  Next, stamp one inking of the draping dogwood flower branch with a light brown ink onto white card stock.  Using sponge daubers, apply color to branch, leaves and flowers.  Die cut using coordinating die and then shape using flower shaping tools.  Adhere to card as shown.  Adhere cross decoration over top draping dogwood flower branch using pop dots and a good adhesive.  Next stamp one inking of each of the sizes of dogwood flowers onto white card stock using a darker pink color.  Add a touch of lighter pink to the ends of each petal and a lighter yellow color to each center.  Go over entire flower lightly with a brown colored ink.  Die cut with coordinating die, spritz lightly with water and shape using flower shaping tools.  Choose the size flowers you wish to use and adhere to card front as shown.  Die cut stamen for each flower, ink both sides with a yellow ink and then shape.  Adhere to flower centers and then add a touch of glue to adhere prills to stamen.  Stamp one inking of each of the leaves from the cling stamp set onto white card stock with a darker green ink and then color with a sponge dauber with a lighter green ink.  Once again go over with a light sponging of light brown.  Shape leaves and adhere to card as shown.  Lastly, on the florals on the pre printed images, add a touch of glue and then glitter!

Home Sweet Home...

Well Hello There!
It sure has been awhile, hasn't it!
I've been jet setting all over and have neglected my poor blog for a little while now!
Shortly after Christmas we left for a business/family vacation in Las Vegas and after being home just a few days I went on a once in a lifetime adventure and attended the Craft and Hobby Association show in Phoenix!

This weeks Heartfelt Creations project features the adorable Wildwood Cottage Collection!  I decided to create a wall hanging plaque from a base I purchased from our local dollar store. 

Here's a peek at how this project turned out...

I've chosen a piece of decorative paper from the paper collection featuring some charming little birds and beautiful flowers to create my backdrop on the project. I've then used the fairy house die cut and added it to the side of the wall hanging.  I've trimmed it to fit the shape of the hanging and have used some of the preprinted paper within the collection to achieve the brick look on the house.  I've stamped, colored and die cut the cobblestone path and adhered it to the plaque with pop dots. The fairy herself has also been die cut from the preprinted paper in the Wildwood Cottage Collection.  I've inked the door and the window and applied them to the cottage with pop dots to give the cottage a dimensional look.  The little darling along with the fence have also been adhered with pop dots. The Home Sweet Home sentiment has been cut using a file from the Silhouette Design Store and my Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine. 

Here's a closer look at the little scene I've created on this project...

Of course, no fairy garden is complete without flowers!
I've stamped the floral images onto white card stock using black VersaFine ink, and have then colored them with sponge daubers and assorted Memento inks.

Here's how they turned out!
This is the cluster above the cottage...

...and this is the cluster on the opposite side...

A quick brush over the florals with some Dries Clear Art Institute Glue and a quick sprinkle of glitter and a touch of sparkle and magic was brought to the creation!

I hope you've enjoyed today's little show and tell!  Be sure to pop on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog to take in the amazing projects the design team has created for your inspiration this week!  There's a number of different flower collections being featured this week, and there's always an assortment of designs for all tastes and crafting levels!

We've also opened up our annual design team call!  So if you love card making, scrapbooking, creating altered art pieces and are a fan of Heartfelt Creations products, be sure to apply!
You can find all of that information here!

Until next time...
 Project Instructions and Supplies
Wildwood Cottage Paper Collection, HCDP1-274
Wildwood Cottage Accents Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3772
Wildwood Cottage Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3771
Wildwood Florals Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3769
Wildwood Cottage Accents Die, HCD1-7128
Wildwood Cottage Die, HCD1-7127
Wildwood Cottage Darlings Die, HCD1-7126
Wildwood Florals Die, HCD1-7125
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Olive Grove, TSMP708
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cantaloupe, TSMP103
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Nautical Blue, TSMP607
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Sweet Plum, TSMP506
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Crystal Ultrafine Glitter, 85-glitter

Other Products Used:  white card stock, wooden wall hanging base, Silhouette Cameo electronic die cutting machine, Silhouette Cutting File Design ID #152047, pop dots, paint brush, paper cutter, nail file, VersaFine Black ink, Memento Dye Ink Pad - Dandelion, Gray Flannel and Angel Pink, scissors,  VersaFine Grey ink, ink daubers, Spellbinders Grand Calibur manual die cutting machine, pencil

Locate paper featuring the light blue background with florals and birds within the paper collection as shown on project.  Trace wall hanging base to include bird images and flowers as shown and cut using scissors.  Adhere to plaque base and allow to dry.  Once dry, use a nail file to soften edges of paper around wall hanging.  Die cut the cottage using the paper shown on sample from within the paper collection.  Trace around cottage die cut using wall hanging base to get the shape necessary to match up to wall hanging.  Adhere to plaque as shown.  Stamp one door image, one window, one cobblestone path and one fence image onto white card stock using grey ink.  Color using ink and  daubers, die cut and adhere to cottage using pop dots as shown.  Locate the little fairy darling on the preprinted designer paper and die cut using the coordinating die.  Adhere to wall hanging as shown using pop dots.  Using your electronic die cutting machine, cut out sentiment file from dark blue patterned paper within the paper collection.  Adhere to wall hanging as shown.  Stamp several inkings of each of the florals from the Wildwood Florals Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using black ink.  Color using ink and sponge daubers and die cut using coordinating dies.  Shape using flower shaping tools and create floral clusters as shown.  Pour a small amount of dries clear glue onto a wipeable work surface or scrap paper and lightly brush a thin layer of glue using a small paint brush onto all florals and then sprinkle with glitter.  Apply the same technique to the wings on the little fairy darling. 

In the Beginning God Created...

I'm so glad you're here!
I have a bit of a different project to share with you this week!

We're continuing to showcase the Woodsy Wonderland Collection over at Heartfelt Creations, and one of the first things that popped into my head when I first saw the collection so many months ago was that it would be perfect to use for illustrating Genesis 1 - The Story of Creation in my journaling Bible!
The beautiful landscape stamps, those gorgeous deer and a few of the other woodsy critters would create such a beautiful scene!  I set about to stamping and coloring and was happy with the result!

Here's how my Bible journal page turned out...

I really enjoyed creating this little scene...and while coloring I had time to think about and reflect on the story of creation.  Isn't it amazing to think that God's imagination is so large...look at all of the different plants and animals He created...and when I see some of them I do indeed know that He has a wonderful sense of humor!  LOL

You'll see that my coloring is not completely perfect...the paper I had behind the Bible page had a slight texture which has shown through, and the gamasol solution does react a tad differently on this thin type of paper which makes blending the colors of the Spectrum Noir Blendable pencils a little more difficult.  (The colors depicted in the pictures here are actually brighter than those on the project due to photo editing...the sky is much more muted and the colors flow together more gently).

Here's a close up of the stamped images...

Have you started a journaling Bible?  I love the time I get to reflect on what I've read while stamping and coloring!  I cannot draw at all....we're talking not a drop of artist's blood in I like to use stamps in my journaling if you're like me and you can't draw, be sure to use those stamps in your stash! 

Well, that's all for me today...short and sweet! 
Christmas is approaching so quickly and it seems that there is a shortage of time these days!
I hope you do have a few extra minutes to stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog to see the amazing array of projects the rest of the team have created for your inspiration!

Until next time...
Project Supplies & Instructions
Woodsy Critters Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3768
Woodsy Treescape Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3766
Woodsy Critters Die, HCD1-7124

Other Products Used: ESV Journaling Bible, Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils - 024, 059, 058, 054, 047, 104, 057, 070, 114, 100, 090, 105, 038, 014, gamasol solution, blending stumps, VersaFine Black Ink,  VersaFine Grey Ink, scrap card stock

Stamp evergreen trees onto page using a black permanent detail ink.  Create a matching mask using a piece of scrap card stock along with evergreen stamp and the coordinating die.  Place mask over stamped evergreens and now stamp remaining tree line as shown once again using grey permanent detail ink and remove mask.  Stamp deer image and bunny into scene as shown using grey ink.  Color scene using blendable pencils and blend colors together using blending stumps and gamasol solution.   

It's a Woodsy Wonderland...

Good Afternoon, Morning or Evening depending on where you are reading this!
It's the second Wednesday of the month which means it's new release day with us at Heartfelt Creations!

Have you seen the sneak peeks of the Woodsy Wonderland Collection already?
It's magnificent!

Here's a little about it...

Take an adventure on the path less traveled and lose yourself in an enchanting woodsy wonderland filled with magnificent wildlife, beautiful scenic expanses and delicate field flowers. 
 Heartfelt Creations invites you to explore the new Woodsy Wonderland Collection.  Step softly as to not spook the peaceful inhabitants or trample the native wildflowers as you set about exploring your surroundings.  Immerse yourself in a stunning paper collection showcasing a beautiful outdoor themed color palette of rushing river blues, orange and yellow sunset hues, grass like greens accented with the softest wildflower whites, deep purples, and posy pinks, pulled together and grounded with dark tree bark browns, sky blues and moss like greens.  Discover charming cottages, babbling brooks, and grassy fields boasting home to majestic deer, chattering squirrels, prancing skunks and frolicking foxes.  Bold stripes and crosshatch patterns will remind you of trampled wildlife trails, creating eye catching backgrounds for the tiny woodland creatures depicted on the varying sizes of premade card panels or within the three extremely detailed and realistic forest themed cling stamp sets which provide the ideal elements for creating your very own woodsy wonderland on your next paper crafting project.  Pair with the coordinating dies to create dimensional forest scenes laden with fallen tree stumps, grassy knolls, darting rabbits, scampering raccoons, decorative butterflies and song filled birds all at play in majestically treed forests!  So, breathe deeply, exhale and allow the beauty of our enchanting woodlands to bring a sense of wonder, calm and peace to your soul as you craft your cares and worries away in the tranquility of our Woodsy Wonderland Collection.  

I decided that I wanted to create a masculine project for my first creation with this stunning collection.  Masculine cards are always tricky, but I have to say that with this collection it all came together quickly and with ease!

Here's a peek at my card...

I love love love the deer images, stamps and die cuts in this collection!
We had a corn field across from our house this summer...and now that winter has set in I can look out my living room window and see deer grazing somewhere in that field pretty much any time of the day!  Such beautiful creatures!

Here's a close up of stamped and die cut images I've used on this project...the deer, and the gorgeous trees in the background. 

So, my challenge to you if you have already purchased this exquisite collection...or will be...give a masculine card a try!  You will be so impressed with how easy it is with this outdoor and woodsy collection!  Mix and match of few of your Heartfelt Creation collection together with this one and you will come up with even more stunning and unique results!

Be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations blog for more inspiring pieces created by the uber talented design team...they've truly outdone themselves this week!

Until next time...
Project Supplies & Instructions
Woodsy Wonderland Paper Collection, HCDP1-273
Woodsy Treescape Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3766
Woodsy Critters Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3768
Woodsy Critters Die, HCD1-7124
Woodsy Landscape Die, HCD1-7122
Leafy Branch Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3645
Leafy Branch Die, HCD1-757
All Things Are Possible Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3764
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottle, 352854

Other Products Used:  BigShot die cutting machine, white card stock, VersaFine Black Ink, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, Spellbinders Oval Die, paper trimmer, scissors, Gamasol solution, blending stumps, Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils - 058, 059, 047, 114, 100, 104, 020, 070, pop dots, Glitter Ritz

Create a 6" x 6" card base using white card stock.  Locate premade card panel within paper collection as shown on card.  Trim down slightly to leave a white border around panel.  Die cut oval from card panel as shown.  Ink edges of oval piece as well as square card panel using a brown colored ink.  Stamp sentiment onto oval die cut as shown using black ink.  Adhere oval to card panel and then adhere remaining card front panel to base using pop dots.  Fussy cut stripe and deer image from decorative paper, ink all edges using a brown colored ink and apply to card as shown using pop dots.  Stamp one stamping of the deer image as well as one stamping of the scenic tree image onto white card stock using black ink.  Color using blendable pencils, shape using flower shaping kit and then adhere to card front as shown.  Stamp one inking onto white card stock using black ink of the small bird, the branch and the leaf cluster.  Color using blendable pencils, and shape with shaping tools.  Adhere branch to top corner of card as shown, snip leaf image into two sections and apply to branch.  Adhere bird to center of branch cluster.  Using a dries clear glue and fine tip, adhere a small subtle amount of glitter to die cut trees as well as branch.  Lastly, find a coordinating paper panel within the paper collection to finish off inside of card.  Trim slightly smaller than inside of card.  Ink all edges with a brown colored ink and adhere to inside of card.     

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