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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team Blog Hop!

Hi, Friends!  Come blog hop with us through some beautiful projects made by the Alumni and current design team for Heartfelt Creations!  I hope you enjoy your hopping, and leave happy, full of eye-candy, and inspired by these gorgeous creations by some awesome designers!

If you arrived here from Loretta's fantastic blog, you're on the right path! 

My project was a sympathy card made for my daughter's boss, who's father passed away last week.  I truly hate to hear about things like this.  Credit for the layout must be given to Heartfelt Creations, since I adapted the layout from a card made in one of the CKC classes that I helped with here in Nashville.  It is a simple card to make, and fun!  Please don't forget to leave me some lovin' in the comments section!  I love hearing from you, and I hope you enjoy your visit!

I used the following products on this card:  HCPC 3377 Sympathy Sentiment PreCut Set, HCPC 3374 Flora Grande 1 PreCut Set, HCPC 3375 Flora Grande 2 PreCut set, Blossoms 3 Nesties, HCPC 3334 Open Falling Leaves PreCut Set, HCD 707 Falling Leaves Die, HCD 703 Daisy Patch Die, Oval Cutter from Creative Memories, VersaMark ink, Classic ink pad in Green Galore (Stampin' Up), White Embossing Powder, half-pearl, adhesive tape runner, popdots, 1/8" dowel rod for curling petals, and embossing stylus with mat, patterned paper from stash and solid cardstock from Stampin' Up.

This photo shows the dimension that the flower has.  This cardstock holds the shape
beautifully, and it's a lot of fun to make.  It's easy, too!

 This is the inside of the card, using a sentiment from HCPC 377 Sympathy Sentiment PreCut Set, the flower sets mentioned above and Spellbinders Labels 18 die.

The next blog to hop to is Debbie Seyer's wonderful blog!  Just click on her name to go to it!  Here is the blog order in case you have gotten lost - just click on a name to go to the respective blogsite. 

Anita Chapman-Hovey
Selma Stevenson
Dina Roedel Kowal
Olga Jewell
Loretta Mitchell Lock
    Clare Curcio - YOU ARE HERE!  ;)
Debbie Seyer
Angelica Turner
Linda Payne

There are many more design team members that will participate in other hops, so keep on the lookout for the next one!  I would appreciate you sharing my blog with your friends that enjoy beautiful things, paper crafts, scrapbooking, jewelry, or hopping!  If you're not a follower, please become one!  Praying God's blessings to each and every one of you!    

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Home Sweet Home!

My husband and son recently went to a men's retreat with our church over a weekend, and I made this card for my husband on his return.  The images are from a set called "Home Sweet Home" by Chocolate Baroque, a stamp company in England.  I love their stamps!  Glenda has put a tutorial on how to mask and create the sunrays on the Chocolate Baroque website, here.  Please visit them, and tell them I sent you!  You'll be glad you did!  :)

The striped paper is from Color Box, the "Frond" 6" x 6" pack, and the solid cardstock is from Stampin' Up.  I used Copic markers and Stampin' Up markers to color the image.  I punched out some little leaves using a punch by Punch Bunch, for the tree.  The edge punch is a Martha Stewart called Gothic Arches.  The blue doily is a new die I just got from Cheery Lynn, called English Tea Party.  The green circle under the image was diecut using Spellbinders Eyelet Circles.  I tied pieces of ribbon (stash) through the eyelets to kinda extend the sunrays. 

I sure do appreciate you visiting, Friend, and hope you enjoyed your stay.  Have a great weekend!

On the Grapevine

Hello!  I hope this post finds you all very happy and healthy! 

I was given the following quote by Teresa of Avila to put onto a card/project, and I thought it was a super quote to share!  Teresa of Avila (1515-1582) was a Spanish Carmelite and mystic.  For her, the full mystical life was one of prayers and service.  One of her favorite remarks was, "The Lord lives among pots and pans."  

     Christ has no body now on earth but yours,
no hands but yours, no feet but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which Christ's
compassion is to look out to the world.
Yours are the feet with which Christ is
to go about doing good.
Yours are the hands with which
Christ is to bless all people now.

by Teresa of Avila

Isn't that awesome? Speaking of Christ, as He is the vine and we are the fruit, I have made a grapevine bracelet, which really reminds me of who I am and why. A daughter of God, sister of Christ, friend and sister to many, wife, mother and grandmother. I wanted to share a photo of it, along with one that my friend, Lorraine, made for me. She instructed me on how to create this beauty. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to order one!, or by commenting on this blog.

Thank you for checking out "my" grapevine, and may all your endeavors be fruitful!  Come again!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Hey, head over to Nina's and tell her I sent ya!!!!  To help spread the word, NinaB Designs is having a little giveaway. Please share this page with your friends and tell them I sent you.  Olga will pick a random winner and you and your friend will get some yummy stamps from Layers of Color Art Stamps, The Craft's Meow or The Angel Company that I designed. Contest will go on until Saturday and I will announce the winner shortly after that!  Here's the link:

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My Health May Fail Card

Hello!  Thanks for stopping by to visit! 

This verse has become one of my favorites with all that's happened to me physically.  Last Thursday I was released from physical therapy on my shoulder - YAY!  Then on Friday, I was diagnosed with Diabetes Type 2!  I've lost 7 lbs in a week on the new meds and diet, and hopefully, over time, I will lose enough weight and get this under control to where I can stop taking all the meds.  Wish me luck!

There are several women in my life who have been struck with breast cancer, requiring surgeries, chemo and radiation.  This is a card I made for one of them, using this verse, and unfortunately, this stamp is getting a lot of use. 

The sentiment stamp and butterfly is from Our Daily Bread Designs, and the flowers were made using punches.  I used Copic markers to color the butterfly.  Thanks for dropping by! 

Flower Window

 Hello, everyone!  I hope you're all doing well!  It's been so hot here in Tennessee, that the heat index is above 110*!  Venturing outside is detrimental to anyone's health today.  It's going to be that way for a few days.  I'm ready for my favorite season of all - Fall!

I've loaded some new photos of cards I've made, and I'm not sure if I've posted them before - since all the images on my blog are missing, I can't tell.  So, if you've seen it before, enjoy it again!  hahaha

 The main card shape is from the Spellbinders Grand Labels Four die.  I used the Spellbinders Large Circles for the hole in the front, and a Large Scalloped Circle for the blue cardstock opening.  I diecut the largest Lacy Scalloped Circle in the darker blue and applied small pearls to each section.  The peach-colored design on the inside is diecut from Spellbinders Lotus and mounted on top of the scalloped circle previously cut from the front of the card. 

Large flower:  stamped in light blue on white cardstock with the Heartfelt Creations sets HCPC 3374 Flora Grande 2 and HCPC 3375 Flora Grande 1. 

The smaller flowers and leaves were punched with Punch Bunch punches - sun, cosmos & split leaf. 

I dry embossed swiss dots onto the left side of the blue front, and applied a lacy edge trim across the front.

All cardstock is from Stampin' Up, as well as ink. Ziva pearls were applied to flower centers.

Thanks for visiting!  I appreciate you dropping by, and please leave a little note for me if you'd like!  I love to hear from you!

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I am a child of God, wife, mother of three, and gramma of six. I enjoy stamping, scrapbooking, beading, photography, sewing, camping, fishing, hiking and life! I am a retired dog groomer. Denver, Colorado, is where I was born and raised. I miss the snow and drier weather.

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