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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Heartfelt Creations August Alumni DT bloghop ~

Good morning Heartfelt Creations family and friends! If you came from Lisa Gregory's blog, you are well into the Hop and on the right track! Comment on each blog for an opportunity to win a generous $25 to shop at Heartfelt Creations. Be sure to leave a comment before it closes Fri. August 29th at midnight. The winner will be announced on the blogs by noon on Saturday Aug. 30th and will need to email Emma Lou with "Winner of August Alumni Hop" in subject line.

My card uses the Blooming Dahlia from the Burst of Splendor Collection. I was so inspired by the dimensional card created by the owner and designer Linda. Complete directions can be found on this Youtube video. I pulled out my Viva Decor 3D stamp paints to complete the look I wanted to achieve. I combined this beautiful flower with the sunkissed fleur precut set along with the uplifting scriptures
Materials Used:
Stamps: Blooming Dahlia, Sunkissed Fleur, Uplifting scriptures
Paper: SU, Heartfelt Creations Sunny Day Collection
Inks: Versafine Black, Vintage Sepia, QQ powder puff ink
Accessories: Viva Decor 3D paints Copper, Walnut Brown, Heartfelt Creations Bella Rose Die, Sun Kissed Fleur die, Spellbinder Labels 1 Grande dies

Your next stop is Vicki, the queen of beautiful bright coloured cards! You will be inspired...
Mary Faus - that's me!
Join us again for our next Alumni DT Bloghop in September! Have a great week!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SNSS Just swimming by ~

Good morning stamping friends! Today, I am sharing another card from the Happy Ocean Friends and matching dies. Aren't they just teeming with Joy and sweet greetings? I chose the happy paper from MME and coloured the little oceanic friends with coloured pencils and gamsol. The sentiment is stamped in a curve and punched and layered using a variety of punches.

If you didn't yet, be sure to leave a comment on SNSS Diva's recent bloghop and release challenge for a few chances to win some SNSS prizes. Try one of the challenges and be sure to upload them to the linky tool at the bottom of the bloghop post. Have fun!!!

Materials Used:
Stamps: Happy Ocean Friends, Beauty by the sea
Inks: Archival Ink black, SU Bermuda Bay
Paper: MME, SU
Accessories: SNSS Happy Ocean friends dies, SNSS Beauty by the Sea dies, Gamsol, coloured pencils, rhinestones, SU punches

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Yes - Jesus Loves Me

Aunt Nancy - mother of my heart. She never spoke a word of English as I grew up in her home yet in her final years, learned to sing Jesus Loves Me in word perfect English. This song would become her hope and joy as she released it to whomever would pause and listen. "Unless you become like little children" are the words of Jesus in Matthew 18 and in the isolation of memory loss and Alzheimer's, my beautiful aunt found solace in a simple song of declaration. Yes, Jesus Loves Me.

I miss you dear mother of my heart.

Friday, August 15, 2014

SNSS August Die Release Bloghop and Challenge~

Welcome to the August 2014 Release!  Fabulous new dies are available in the store coordinating with some beautiful and cute stamps!
As always Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has some wonderful prizes and a Release Day Challenge for you! One random commenter from one of the DT blogs will be selected to win a $10 Gift Code to be used at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.  You have until Thursday, August 21st at midnight EST to leave your comments.  The winner will be posted on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, August 22nd!

Now, for the Release! Beauty By the Sea Dies coordinate with the Beauty By the Sea stamp set:
-          Die set includes 6 dies
-          Designed by Korin Sutherland
-          Die set price is $15.25

 My re-purposed drink carrier is created using designer paper and beautiful shells from the beauty by the sea stamp & matching dies, flourish sea shells stamp & matching dies. For some seaside flair, I added a piece of burlap and adhered the different shells coloured with pencils and gamsol. Can you smell the ocean? 

Happy Ocean Friends Dies which coordinate with the Happy Ocean Friends stamp set:
-          Die set includes 7 dies
-          Designed by Korin Sutherland
-          Die set price is $16.75
For my card, I created some waves using designer papers and sponged them with ink. I placed the adorable happy sea turtles from Happy Ocean friends riding the waves with an equally fun message. The sentiment is curved on the designer paper. 

And Finally, Flourish Seashells which coordinate with the Flourish Seashells stamp set:
-          Die set includes 5 dies
-          Designed by Korin Sutherland
-          Die set price is $11.75
A closeup view of my re-purposed box and tag. It uses the flourish seashells and beauty by the sea. I'm in love. 
Can't decide what to get…here's the whole bundle:
Before I let you go, don't forget about our release day challenge and chance to win a $20 store gift code! Our challenge is "Add a Die Cut" Add at least 1 die cut to your card or project.  Use the Linky Tool below to add your card to the challenge gallery.  To be eligible for the prize, we ask that you create a new card (no back linking, please) and enter your card in No More than 3 Challenges.  
Just a few guidelines to remember as you play:           
-          You don't have to use a Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps image to enter (although we sure love when you do!)
-          You'll have until Thursday, August 21st at midnight EST to enter
-          We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $20 credit to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store!  
If there are 25 participants, (not including the DT), we'll draw 2 winners! To enter simply share a link to your creation below. Please use code SNSAUG2014RC when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries.
Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to join us again on Friday, August 22nd to see if you've won and to check out the next Friday Feature & Challenge!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

SNSS Tea for Two ~

Good morning Sweet'nSassy friends and fans! Cocoa has always been my favourite little mouse. I created this little tea bag holder using Tea Time Cocoa.  Isn't our little friend just sweet?

My image is coloured using copics and die cut using spellbinder dies. I layered the square onto the labels one decorative die. The papers are a discontinued favourite from SU. You can find directions to create one here.
Here is the inside view of the holder. The inside pages can be stamped with coordinating inspirational messages that you can find from SNSS. I opted to leave mine empty until I know exactly what I want in my holder. 
Finally, a closeup version of cocoa. The sentiment is from the stamp set and embellished using rhinestones I coloured using copics.
Materials Used:
Stamps: Tea for Two
Papers: SU
Inks: Copics, Memento, SU
Accessories: rhinestones, ribbon, Spellbinder dies

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Heartfelt Creations - We have a winner!

 
Good morning friends of Heartfelt Creation! We have a winner from Lisa's blog

Congratulations to Anita Braddock...she said Gorgeous card love the flowers and the chance to win...Anita wins a $25 gift certificate to the Heartfelt Creations online store. Join us again the end of this month for your chance to win! 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Alumni DT July Bloghop~

Good morning Heartfelt Creations fans and friends! Can it be July already? I am certain the Alumni DT has an amazing lineup of projects to share with you again. Be sure to leave a comment on each blog and remember to do so before it closes on Fri. August 1st at midnight. What is a bloghop without a prize?? The winner will receive $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations and will need to email Emma Lou with "Winner of July Alumni Hop" on subject line. And here we go! 

My project uses the lovely blooms from the sun kissed fleurs, sun kissed fleur die  and combined with the leaves and swirls from the decorative flower pot die. First I covered the wooden frame with the lovely Floral key Collection. The edges of the frame are sponged using 3D paint. The flowers were stamped in black onto regular vanilla cardstock, die cut with the matching dies and coloured using Viva Decors' 3D stamp paints. After which I shaped each flower using the paper blossoms tool kit and molding mat. After selecting and layering the petals to my liking, I layered them onto crisp white Raindrops on Roses die and adhered to frame using my dries clear glue. To finish my frame, I added green prills to the centres of each fleur.
Materials used:
Stamps: Sun Kissed Fleur precut
Inks: Black archival ink, Viva Decor 3D paints - carmine red, walnut brown, QQ powder puff ink green tea
Paper: SU, Floral Key Collection(heartfelt)
Accessories: Sun Kissed Fleur die, Decorative Flower Pot die, Raindrops on Roses die, Prills, Dries Clear glue, Wooden Frame
Mary Faus * you are here*
Thank you for hopping along with us and we will see you again in August. Check back with us on Saturday to see if you won the gift certificate. Enjoy your week!

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