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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Easel Card HFC papers!

Hi again!  Want to take the time to Thank you guys for the sweet comments on my previous post. I tried answering everyone, but Google is being funny and freezing my entire pc when I try to post! ack! 
Anyway... I have been creating, which is always the best way to pass my time. I made this easel card using the Heart Felt creations papers, the same Collections as last weeks. I wanted a card that matched my box.  This card fits nicely inside the box so now I have a sweet little gift for someone.
I hope this inspires you to create, if you do make a card, show me! I would love to see your creations!
you can send me photos at my email,

Also don't forget to Check out the  amazing DT inspirations at the Blog today

Here is my project...
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Products Used:
Tropical Hibiscus Craft Die HCD1-796
Tropical Hibiscus Cling Stamps HCPC-3736
Heartfelt Wishes Cling Stamps HCPC-3740
Designer Paper Collection - Under the Sea Collection-Life really is better at the seaside.

Other products used, Clear Stickles, Spiced Marmalade and Bundled Sage Distress Inks by Tim Holtz, Black and white card stock, while gel ink pen, foam tape, teal glass beads.

1. Start with a piece of cardstock measuring 8" x 5".  Lay it long wise on your scoreboard and score at 2" and 4".  Make mountain folds along each score line to create your basic easel card base.
2. Stamp, color and die cut the flowers. I layers two flower petals to create my dimensional flowers, they are finished with Stickles and glass matching beads for the centers. In the same fashion, stamp, color and die cute the leaves or as an alternate to coloring you can always stamp them on green colored cardstock.
3. From the Stamp set, on a 3" x 1" piece of white cardstock, I stamped the sentiment,  "Life with you is finstatic" and cut it banner shape.
 photo 2 Easel Fintsatic Card_zps8nimg3l8.jpg4. From the beautiful paper collection I cut two pre printed tags and layered them on black cardstock - cut to size. Also, cut three of the pre printed fish stamp designs from the paper collection and set aside.
5. To make the card panel, cut following pieces from the paper collection:
         a 4" x 5" piece of designer paper,  a 3 3/4" x 4 3/4" of black card stock, and a 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece of designer paper
Layer them by placing the bigger piece on the bottom giving it a framed look. (all this separate pieces of paper will make for a really sturdy card.)
Secure this panel to the front of the card, adding adhesive only to the bottom sections.
6. After everything is layered its time to add the embellishments.
Adhere the two matted tags allowing enough space to add the fish stamps over to the right of the tags. Now, arrange the flowers and leaves on the left side of the card allowing the bottoms images to show through. Among the flowers tuck the stamped banner you created earlier.
 photo IMG_7263_pe_zpsqlpeiafn.jpg7. Add stitching to the black cardstock both on the bottom and top portion of the card with the while gel pen.
8. For the bottom part of the card, cut a 3 3/4" x 4 3/4" piece of designer cardstock and embellish with a flower and adhere one of the fish stamp pieces with foam tape to give it some height so it will hold the easel part of the card open.
9. The entire card is then made sparkly with Clear Glittered Sparkles.

Thanks for stopping by...
Enjoy your crafty time! 
and as always...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Under the Sea Collection... beautiful papers!

Hello! It has been a whirlwind on my end, how are you all doing?  I spent the last 2 weeks in California visiting family and it drained me! But nothing makes me feel better than losing myself in the beautiful papers, stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations.  This month we are showcasing the Under the Sea Collection. These papers are colorful, fun and full of fish, shells, jellyfish images and more.  I created this box from scratch, but you can use any box you have laying around, just cover it with beautiful papers and embellish.   I hope to inspire you to create... and when you have the chance
Check out the  amazing DT inspirations at the Blog today

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Tropical Hibiscus Craft Die HCD1-796
Tropical Hibiscus Cling Stamps HCPC-3736
Under The Sea Craft Dies HCD1-799
Under The Sea Craft Cling Stamps HCPC-3739
Designer Paper Collection

Other products used, paper box, Stickles, Washi Tape, Alcohol Markers in colors of your choice, I used lavender and gold for the seahorse and Mauve for the flowers, black cardstock, Memento dye ink pad in Tuxedo Black. (used for all the stamped images)

Hello, this was a very fun project to create. I used a hand made box but you can use any paper mache' box you have. 
First, I covered the box inside and out using the Under the Sea Designer Paper Collection and used washi tape on the box and the lid to cover the raw edges and give the box a finished looked.

Second I stampped 2 sets the beautiful Hibiscus flowers using the cling stamps. Colored the images in using alcohol markers before using the Hibiscus dies. Once the flowers were die cut, I layered them and finished them with gold and diamond Stickles. At this time, I also stamped, colored and die cut the cute Sea Horse. I set this aside until the box was ready to embellish.

On the lid, I used an image from the Under the Sea paper collection.  The one I chose reads, "There is only one like you." I cut it to fit the box lid and layered it on black cardstock.
Once everything was ready, I glued the flowers around the base of the lid making sure I didn't cover too much of the image. To finish the look, I fussy cut a couple of the small tags from the designer paper collection and tucked them under the layered image on the right hand corner. At this time, the cute little Sea Horse was tucked beneath the flowers right over the bigger Sea Horse pre-printed image, to give it a 3d effect. Once the box was done, the entire image and flowers were made sparkly with Stickles. (The Stickles did not photograph really well, but the box sparkles beautifully.) Have fun creating!

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I hope you have a chance to go and visit the rest of the talented ladies in this DT.  Their creations are amazing...

Thank you all for stopping by and as always....

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


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Hello everyone... so guess what!?!?!?  I made the HEART FELT DESIGN TEAM!!!  I am so excited and can't wait to show you all the goodies they sent me... It's been hard keeping this a secret.  I don't try out for many Designs Teams, but had always dreamed of belonging to the Heart Felt Design team because I just adore their stamps, paper and dies, but ohh I just love the flowers!  

Below, is one of the projects I submitted for the finals.  Hope it inspires you to create... I will be doing a video tutorial on this Pop Up Car Box soon... 

 photo popcardbox1.jpgProducts Used:
Winking Frog Paper Collection one 12 x 12 sheet of paper used.
Coordinating patterned paper to add to each panel of the card
Classic Leaf Stamp HCPC-3546
Classic Leaf Die HCDI-736

Hello, for this pop-up box card, I started with a 12x12 sheet of cardstock from the Winking Frog Collection.
Cut the sheet down to 7 x 11 and scored on the long side at 2.5", 5", 7.5", 10".
This will leave a 1 inch piece at the far end of the box.
Turn the sheet of paper counter clock wise and score at 3" from the top, leaving the last panel un-scored.
Cut down 3 inches from the top to the score line of each of the 4 perpendicular score lines.
At the 10" score mark, cut in at an angle up from the edge of the cards tock to remove the excess and create a tab, this will create the hinge needed to make the box.

Cut 2 strips 5" inches long and score each end at 1" inch.
These will be the strips you adhere to the inside of the box, they are the areas where you will adhere your decorations, in my case, where the frog-ies are all gathered to have fun.
Before you put the box together, decorate both side, and all box flaps with papers from the collection.  
This paper is a fussy cutter's dream!! I used different sheets from the Winking Frog Paper collection to fussy cut as many frogs and mushrooms as you need.  This paper is fantastic for this sort of creating.

Once box is covered, put box together making sure the hinge is glued to the inside of the box. Apply adhesive to the end tabs of the 1" x 5" strips, and adhere them to the inside of the opened box, aligning them with the top of the opening. Turning both tabs toward the outside front or back of the box will help ensure straight placement.
Now the fun starts, adhere all the fussy cut images you're using, or anything you have die cut or stamped to these strips.
Stamp, color and die cut the swirly leaf using the Classic Leaf stamp and Die and adhere it to the front flap.  Using a piece of solid piece of card stock cut it into a banner and adhere one of the sayings you cut from the paper collection. 

I hope you have creating...and as always...

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Sizzix is having a $2500 give-a-way

Hello all!! have you seen that Sizzix is having a $2500 give-a-way?!?!
There are a few things you have to do to get a chance to enter, but nothing too hard.
click here and try it for a chance to win...


Fun go give it a try, and GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!!! Hope I'm one of the 5 winners! lol
Thanks for stopping by and as always...

This is their write up...

If you've ever daydreamed about trying out the Sizzix Big Shot Plus, this is the giveaway for you! The $2500 Ultimate Sizzix Designer-Bundle Giveaway is an an amazing chance for 5 winners to receive a $500 Big Shot Plus Starter Kit PLUS loads of accessories from designers Stephanie Barnard, Eileen Hull and Jen Long. More details here. So, drop everything you're doing--unless you're, say, holding a baby or a crystal vase--and enter this giveaway now for a chance to win big! 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Card using Heart Felt Creation Flowers and Sizzix dies.

Hi! hope you're all doing well and creating some pretties in your craft room.  I have been sorting some of my dies and came across this one card making die from Sizzix that I've had for a few years now.  Bought it and forgot about it!! Raise your hand if you're guilty of doing this also??   Anyway,  I made  card and I show you how in the video below... hope you enjoy.

Thanks for stopping by... and as always...

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

BEST NEWS EVER!! Straight from the HEART!!!

I am soooooo excited!!! Guess who made it to the Heart Felt Creations semifinals ??? Come'n... guess!!! lol  ME ME ME ME!!! LOL Yes mam... sooo now I get to try for the finals! I am so humbled to be among such talent... Emma Lou made my day with that ONE email!!!

They also have this voting thing, where they want ya'll to go vote for your favorite, which would be me right? lol so if you have a chance go vote for me and 4 others...
here is what the HFC blog says about the voting...

"Vote for your favorite Semifinalists:  We would love to have you participate and vote your 5 favorite semifinalists. Review each one of their blogs and then  CLICK HERE here to submit your vote. Voting ends on March 25th, 2016.

 So, HERE !!! vote for me... ELSA SAPP!! YAY!!! thanks you all...
the following are 2 of the entries I created...

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I decoupaged the HFC leaf swirls to the box... pictures do not do it justice... ((grin))
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Friday, February 19, 2016

I made some Purdies!

Hello!! How is everyone doing??  Things here have finally cooled down a little bit, but I am so ready for summer.  Have had enough of winter... but hey... let me show you what I have been up to... lookie-lookie how purdy these flowers look!  They were made using Heart Felt Creation stamps and dies.  I am working on a How to video to show you the process for this this card... I also made a matching envelope, you can see it in the last pic below
 I have a couple other project to show you... I'll post them soon...

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These would make lovely Mother's Day cards don't you think?? 
 Let me know how you all are doing... 
and as always.... 
Thanks for stopping by and

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Valentine Cards Tutorial

Hi all! February is here...and soon Valentines.  I am starting early with my Valentines cards, this is an older video I wanted to share.  (Just in case you missed it :)  

Every Valentines, I get something special for each of my girls.  I was getting them a piece of jewelry until my youngest informed me she does NOT want jewelry! imagine that! lol She says she tries to wear it but just can't do it. It bothers her, so I will have to find something else for her this year. Now, Krystal...she is all about the bling and I have her gift in mind already. So I need to get my cards ready!

What do you usually do to celebrate Valentines?  When I was young girl, my mother never celebrated anything but Christmas, so as an adult and mother, I tend to over do ALL the holidays. It's how I have the most fun. Plus it's my birthday MONTH!!!  sooooo, I hope you all have fun celebrating this holiday of  Love!

Thanks so much for visiting and as always...

Saturday, January 23, 2016

See, Hear, Speak No Evil planner Kitten paper clips

yay! I hope you enjoy the following video... I'm drawing again. One of my favorite things to do and now also attempting to get into the whole Planner scene. Hope you enjoy my drawing video, this was a spur of the moment video, not planned...but I love how they turned out...what you ya'll think??

IF your here to purchase the kitten SEE, HEAR, SPEAK no Evil Kitten set of 3 planner paper clips, just click on the link below... and THANK YOU!!!! For your support! yay!

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You will get the set of 3 Kitten See, Hear, Speak no Evil paper clips for $10
 shipping included in price for US only sorry... out side US, I will have to get you
the shipping rate.

thanks for watching...
and as always...


Sunday, December 6, 2015

Paper bag Mini Album easy beginners book -

HI all!! I finally was able to do a video, edit it and post it! wow right? It's only been since July that I had a video.  How was ya'lls Thanksgiving???  I had a wonderful time, uneventful, quiet and at home. Just how what i love.
Anyway... I will be posting some pictures of this mini soon...
Enjoy and if you have a chance comment! 
Take care... xoxox

Monday, October 19, 2015

Birthday Card

How you all doing?  I had a busy day today, didn't go to work but didn't stay home and chilled either.
Then later on the day, the crafty bug start moving around and I had to make a card and today for the first time in a LONG time I made a card! yay, go me!
I used spellbinders nestabillities. a couple Sizzix dies, some old flowers I had in my stash, a dotted paper dry embossing folder and some Martha Stewart leave paper punches.

Look how purdy it turned out... I love pink!

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If the video on how I made this card turned out ok, I will post it later. 
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 I hope your enjoying your crafty time..
THANK you so much for stopping by and as always...

Halloween is almost here...

Hello!! How are you all doing? Things here are cooling down, spending a nice and cool evening sipping coffee on my deck.  The stars are out and the moon is so pretty.  Last night, I decorated the mantel in my living room, the first time ever since we first moved in back in 1991.  Yeap we've been in this house for ever now.  I usually decorate the front porch and call it a night, but this year I decided to have some indoor fun...
The first pictures are without spiders or the skeleton couple... I found the glitter spiders and the Muertos at Walmart.

I thought I'd share with you... Have fun and enjoy your Hallows Eve!

The 5 larger pumpkins Brandi bought  from Walmart...
the little ones I got from Lowe's.
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I think next year I'll get more of that cloth so it will extend the length of the mantel.

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I LOVE Pumpkins!

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These are after I added the spiders and the Muertos... (skeletons)
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These two made it look fun, don't they look like they are laughing? lol

anyway...thanks so much for stopping by... and as always...