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Happy Heartfelt Wednesday everyone! With Labor Day this weekend it means summer is basically over...where did the time go?
My card this week features one of the beautiful stamped images from the Farmer's Market Collection. I took a break from my Copics and decided to use watercolors instead.
I love the vine detail and the coordinating die makes it so easy to incorporate it into a project!
I finished my card with a simple sentiment from the Farmers Market Paper Collection!

As always the HC design team have some great inspiration for you; so hope on over to the HC Blog for lots of ideas and tutorials.


A "BOO" to You!

I saw these dies from Memory Box and, since Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, they ended up  in my "future project" box! The future came sooner than expected when an idea popped into my head and I HAD to make this card, right now...TODAY!!!
I used Memory Box Sleepy Hollow Oval Frame and Swirling Ghosts dies. The sentiment and moon with bats are Memory Box stamps.
I added a cute little "BOO" from MFT stamp set Primitive Pumpkins and cut it out using Poppy General Store Tags. Add a little spider and..."BOO"!
I have 8 pre-stamped and cut sets ready to put together, so I should be ahead of myself for once!


Recipe Box of Memories

Happy Heartfelt Wednesday everyone! A few years ago I got on a kick and started collecting old recipes on eBay; some came in binders and others arrived in recipe boxes. I was always questioning why someone would sell a family recipe collection. I have all of my moms recipes, handwritten, clipped from magazines and when she was learning to type, she practiced on recipe cards. Each recipe brings back so many memories, some we actually made and others were saved for another day, still unmade to this day. But no way can I throw them away, these were mom's tools and I still use her 1950's McCall's Pumpkin Pie recipe every year! For me recipes are memories...
I guess most people don't use recipe boxes anymore, this wood box was not impossible to find, but it did take a bit of looking; I finally found it on Amazon! I covered it with the latest release from Heartfelt Creations, the Farmers Market Collection!
So, go get yourself a recipe box, personalize it in your own style, fill it with family memories and pass it on to the next generation!
For more ideas using the Farmers Market Collection stop by the Heartfelt Blog!


Perfectly Sweet

Happy Heartfelt Wednesday everyone! I hope you have all seen the latest from Heartfelt Creations, the Farmers Market Collection! The papers are wonderful to work with, so many designs!
The detail in the stamps is what always catches my eye and the coordinating dies make cutting them out a breeze!
For more inspiration using this collection, stop by the Heartfelt Blog and see what the design team have come up with this week!


Farmers Market from Heartfelt Creations

Happy Heartfelt Wednesday everyone! This is an extra special HC Wednesday because it's the reveal of their newest release, the Farmers Market Collection. I know you will love the stamps, with dies to match, and the colors in the collection are just beautiful!
This side step card was a first for me and it was actually very easy! I have a link in my instructions, on the Heartfelt Blog, that will give you the exact measurements.
And YES there are dies to cut out the cute jugs and bottles! HC is featuring more and more dies to coordinate with their amazing stamped images!
You really must look at the Heartfelt Blog and see all the amazing projects the design team have featured! As always there are many tutorials to help you with coloring and shaping your images!


Candle in the Window

Happy Heartfelt Wednesday everyone! Hope your summer is going well and you are getting ready for  the next big push; back to school, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas! My card for this week features on of the beautiful stamps from Heartfelt's Sparkling Poinsettia Collection.
 I feel as if it should be cold outside, when I look at this card, not 90!
I just love this whole collection; the stamps and dies made this card quite easy to design.
Be sure to stop by next Wednesday to see Heartfelt's newest release; you won't be disappointed! And check out the HC Blog for more inspiration, designs and tutorials to help spark your next creation!


A Heartfelt Joy to the World

Happy Heartfelt Wednesday everyone! Christmas in July? Who knew it was all I needed to get going on my holiday cards! I hope you are getting a jump on your cards and what better way than to use the Sparkling Poinsettia Collection!
The detail in the stamps is just amazing! And with coordinating dies, what could be more easy than to whip out a few cards a day?
 I have always love the combination of silver and pink so I decided to put the two together in this elegant card.
For complete instruction, for this project and many more, visit the Heartfelt Blog! The HC design team, as always, have some great ideas for you!


Peacock Paisley Revisited

Happy Heartfelt Wednesday everyone! I'm sure you remember the Peacock Paisley release, the one with all the beautiful intricate stamps and gorgeous papers. Well, Heartfelt Creations has listened to your request for MORE dies to go with the stamps. They have just released three new dies to cut those intricate and complex stamps! Just look at how they cut the peacock and feathers in my card!
I know I don't have the patience for fussy cutting so these dies are a huge bonus for me!
I love all the details in this peacock stamp and using white embossing powder just brings them out!
For more inspiration visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog! The design team has so many ideas for you; plus all the instructions are included for each project.


Sparkling Poinsettia Candle Holder

Happy Heartfelt Wednesday everyone! I have an easy project for you today; a Sparkling Poinsettia Candle Holder! The latest release from Heartfelt Creations, Sparkling Poinsettia Collection, is just stunning! So many ways to use the stamps, dies and papers!
Just stamp, cut, color and shape and you are ready to decorate!
The detail in these poinsettias is amazing!
Each Wednesday the Heartfelt Creations Blog has new ideas for cards, layouts and other projects; each project has a supply list AND detailed instructions!

DRU Challenge...Christmas in July

Christmas in July??? You bet! It's never too early to think about your holiday cards and projects! The Dies R Us challenge for Team B this month is Christmas in July! For complete rules and information check out the DRU Challenge Blog!
My card uses Memory Box - Grand Best Wishes and Memory Box - Lindeman Snowflake! Super simple card, goes together quickly and "poof" your holiday cards are done! Right? So get started now and show us what YOU come up with for Christmas in July! DRU has the latest holiday releases from many of your favorite companies, stop by and see!


Heartfelt Sparkling Poinsettia Release

Happy Heartfelt Wednesday everyone! Today Heartfelt is premiering their latest release, the "Sparkling Poinsettia Collection".
Rediscover the majesty, serenity and pageantry of Christmas with Heartfelt Creations' Sparkling Poinsettia Collection.  This glorious ensemble of stamps, dies and papers captures the stately splendor of Christmas with a regal color palette of burgundy, evergreen, taupe and cream.  Radiant poinsettias take center stage amidst a host of traditional Nativity scenes, twinkling candles, drifting snowflakes, lacy flourishes, exuberant banners and Heartfelt  greetings that are worthy of the King of Kings.  Six detailed stamp sets echo the glorious images found in the paper collection and two coordinating die sets can be used to create sparkling poinsettias that will never wilt or fade.  Chronicle sweet memories of the season, share holiday joy with family and friends, hail the holy babe born in the manger and deck the halls with Sparkling Poinsettia!
These beautiful poinsettias will make your holiday cards extra special!
The detail in the stamps is amazing! Just look at the leaf details, makes them almost real!
With one of the pre-printed panels and the beautiful Christmas sentiment stamp, the inside of your card will be done in no time!

For more inspiration on the latest release, visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog. There are many tutorials, ideas and complete instructions for every project! The HC design team is always amazing with their designs so be sure to check out each of their projects!


You're the BEST!

Happy Heartfelt Wednesday everyone! I can't believe it's July 1 already and I haven't even thought of Christmas cards! Oh well, I'm sure something will get me going...anyway on to my design of the week for Heartfelt Creations! I'm still having fun with the Blazing Poppy Collection and I hope you are to!!
A simple, clean card made with the Blazing Poppy Collection; I love the combination of red and black!
The Decorative Oval Die makes the perfect background to showcase your flowers!
Next Wednesday Heartfelt has a new release and I am just bursting to tell you what it is, but you will have to wait!!!  For complete instructions for my card and more inspiration, visit the Heartfelt Blog and check out all the design team members beautiful projects!


Daisy Wreath

Happy Heartfelt Wednesday everyone! My inspiration for you today features Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies stamp and die, from the Peacock Paisley Collection, and my wreath was made using Art Anthology Colorations Spray and a stencil from Hero Arts.

I love daisies, happy, simple flowers that make me smile! The delicate daisies coordinated with my wreath  and made a simple, clean card.  The spray was easy to use with my stencil and clean-up was a breeze! This is a great multi media product and comes in several colors!

For more ideas, supply lists and complete instructions for hundreds of projects, please visit the Heartfelt Blog


Heartfelt Poppy Photo Album

Happy Heartfelt Wednesday everyone! By now you have seen the latest release from Heartfelt, their "Blazing Poppy Collection"! There is no end to what you can create with Heartfelt's collections and this one seems endless.
My inspiration for today is a simple photo album covered with a couple of the beautiful papers from the new collection; I then created a focal point with the poppies!
 My poppies were heat embossed with a copper powder and the centers are copper micro beads. These poppies are easy to color, shape and add to your projects!
 More copper embellishments, a few rhinestone flourishes and my project was done!
For complete instructions and supply list visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog. The blog contains detailed videos, step-by-step tutorials and many more projects with instructions from the amazing HC Design Team!!