Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Good morning!  It's Wednesday and time for me to show you some more projects I created for Heartfelt Creations.  First, I need to tell you that unfortunately this will be my last official post as a HC Design Team member my term ends on April 30th.  The new Design Team will be announced on the HC Blog next Wednesday, May 1st.  I just want to say that I have enjoyed every minute of being on the HC Design Team for the last 1 1/2 years.  It has been an amazing journey!
I only started stamping and coloring with Copics 2 1/2 years ago when a small scrapbook store, More Memories, opened in my home town.  I started taking some card and coloring classes at the store and I never knew that would lead me to starting a blog, being on a Design Team, having my work published sixteen times and my work on display at CHA and other industry trade shows.  I have met so many amazing people in real life and in blogland.  It has turned out to truly be a blessing in my life and just what I needed, when I needed it.  God is truly amazing!
I am a stay-at-home wife and mother and my girls are teenagers now.  They do not require as much day to day care as when they were little, but I still want to be at home and be available for their after school talks and to help with their activities. I also need to help take care of my parents, who have a lot of health problems and I serve on the funeral dinner committee at church, which I have done for eight years.  Designing is a hobby/job that I can do where I am still at home and  I can work around my family obligations. It also helps support my craft habit (which we all know can be expensive)! My husband is a corporate pilot and travels and so I also want to be home when he is home and I need a hobby to fill my time when he is gone.  Designing cards and coloring with Copics is my outlet, it is something I do for me, but yet I can still fulfill my responsibilities as a wife, mother, daughter, friend and sister-in-Christ like I want and need to.
I want to thank Emma Lou and Linda for giving me the opportunity to be on the HC Design Team.  It has been a great experience and I truly love all of the HC products.  It has been very easy to design for HC because their stamps, dies and papers are so beautiful and fit my style perfectly.  I am going to participate in the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hops on the last Tuesday of the Month.  I also am going to make card samples for the stamping and scrapbooking store, More Memories and I am going to start teaching card classes there as well.  I will be sharing the cards I create for the store and the classes here on my blog.
Sorry for such a long, wordy post today.  Hopefully, I didn't get too sentimental.  Now on to the cards and wall hanging I made this week for Heartfelt Creations.  On  the Lighthouse Step Card I made this week, again I used seashells that I found on Lido Beach from our family vacation to Sarasota, Florida a few weeks ago.




Please make sure and check out the other great projects the HC Design Team made this week on the HC Blog.  I will be back tomorrow with a chipboard album that I made for Heartfelt Creations that is shown on their blog today.  Have a good day!

Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:

Other Products:
Other Paper: Bazzill; Curious Iridescent - Cryogen White
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; VersaMark - Watermark Ink
Copics: E13, E40, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, W3, W5, W7, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG91, YG95, YG99, B0000, R0000, R00, BG11, BG57
Other Spellbinders: Petite Scalloped Circles LG
Other Adhesives: Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Embellishments: Twine; Wow Embossing Powder - Opaque Pastel Peach Regular; Crafters Companion Spray & Sparkle - Iridescent; Seashells

6" x 6" Card
Begin with a 12" x 6" piece of beige cardstock. Line cardstock up in paper trimmer so that top edge of (6" side) is at top in paper trimmer and (12") side of cardstock is at the 1 1/4" mark and position cutting blade at 1 1/4" mark. Cut from 1 1/4" mark to 7 1/4" mark. Flip card over and cut the same on the other side. Place card sideways in Scor-Pal and score on the 1 1/4" cut side at 1 1/4", 2 1/2" and 7 1/4" marks. Repeat on opposite 1 1/4" cut side of card. On the 3 3/8" center between cuts score at the 6" mark. Fold at the score lines to create a 6" Center Step Card. For the side panels cut 2 pieces of brown Balmy Breeze Paper 1 1/4" x 4 3/4" and 2 pieces of shell Balmy Breeze Paper 1 1/8" x 4 3/4" and adhere to side panels. For center panel cut a 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" piece of anchor Balmy Breeze Paper and adhere to center panel. For bottom panel cut a 5 7/8" x 1 1/8" piece of brown Balmy Breeze Paper and adhere to bottom panel. On bottom panel with Watermark Ink stamp "Have a Special Day" sentiment from Inspire Me Sentiments Set and add Pastel Peach Embossing Powder. Heat Set. On Cryogen White Paper die cut with Standard Circles SM with Memento Ink stamp lighthouse from High Seas Set and color with Copics. Spray with Iridescent Spray & Sparkle Spray. Matte on brown Balmy Breeze Paper die cut with Petite Scalloped Circles LG. Adhere to center panel with pop dots. Add seashells adhering with Helmar Adhesive and twine finishing with a bow.


HC Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3519 - Butterfly Medley PreCut Set
HCPC 3499 - Delicate Asters & Butterflies PreCut Set
HCPC 3452 - Pristine Lilies PreCut Set
HCDP1 230 - Sunny Day Paper Collection
HCD 719 - Cross & Lilies Die
253844 Les Papillions

Other Products:
Other Paper: Bazzill; Curious Iridescent - Cryogen White
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger Distress Ink - Antique Linen
Copics: RV63, RV66, RV69, BG45, BG48, YG63, YG67, Y15, Y17
Other Spellbinders: Labels Nine; Lace Doily Accents
Embellishments: Queen & Co. Twinkle Goosebumps; Smooch Glitz - Pink Fizz & Plum Spice; Stickles - Yellow & Turquoise

5" x 7" Card
Begin with a 9" x 7" piece of cardstock and score on the 5" mark to make a 5" x 7" card base. Next out of brown cardstock using the Lace Doily Accents die cut a 7" strip and adhere to bottom of card front. Adhere a 7" strip of paper to top of card front and then adhere a piece of Sunny Day Paper so that brown cardstock on top is visible and doily edge of bottom is showing. Next on Cryogen White Paper die cut with Labels Nine with Memento Ink stamp butterfly and lilies image and color with Copics. Distress edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink. Adhere to card front. On Cryogen Paper with Memento Ink stamp butterfly from Delicate Asters & Butterflies Set and one lily from Pristine Lilies Set and color with Copics. Die cut butterfly with Les Papillions die and lily with Cross & Lilies die. Adhere to card for 3D effect. Add Stickles & Smooch to butterfly and lilies. Add Goosebumps to bottom left corner of card front.


Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3521 - Botanical Window PreCut Set
HCPC 3452 - Pristine Lilies PreCut Set
HCDP1 230 - Sunny Day Paper Collection
HCD 719 - Cross & Lilies Die
HCD 718 - Decorative Chateau Gate Die
452064 Ovals Grand Nestabilities
452073 Beaded Ovals Decorative Elements Die
354802 Classic Ovals LG
209493 Grand Decorative Ovals One
386265 Getaway Dewdrops
273900 Zip Dry Paper Glue
159723 Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
452255 Grand Calibur

Other Products:
Other Paper: Bazzill; Tim Holtz Grungepaper
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; VersaFine - Onyx Black; Versamark - Watermark Ink
Copics: BG000, E40, E42, E43, E44, E47, YG67
Embellishments: Robin's Nest Tear Drops - Sun Shower; Crafter's Companion Spray & Sparkle - Iridescent; Wow Sierra Sunrise Embossing Glitter; Want2Scrap Rhinestones 72 - Amber; May Arts Trim

8 1/2" x 6 1/2" Wall Hanging
Begin with a brown piece of Sunny Day Paper and die cut using the largest template from the Grand Decorative Ovals One. Also using the same die, cut a piece of brown Bazzill cardstock. Adhere together using Zip Dry Glue to create your back piece. Next with the coordinating Ovals Grand Nestabilities die cut a piece of Sunny Day Paper and a piece of grungepaper. Using Zip Dry Glue adhere Sunny Day Paper oval to grungepaper oval and then adhere to back piece. On Cryogen White Paper stamp Botanical Window and color window and leaves with Copics. Detail cut out and matte on brown Bazzill cardstock die cut with Decorative Chateau Gate Die. Adhere to wall hanging base. Next on yellow Sunny Day Paper stamp several sizes of lilies with Watermark Ink and add Wow Embossing Glitter. Heat Set. Add to window image, creating layers of flowers as desired using Dries Clear Glue and pop dots as needed. Add Rhinestones to flower centers. On Cryogen White Paper die cut with Classic Ovals LG stamp sentiment from Botanical Window Set with VersaMark Ink. Spray with Iridescent Spray & Sparkle spray. Matte on Sunny Day Paper die cut with Beaded Ovals Die. Adhere to wall hanging with pop dots. Add Dewdrops with Dries Clear Glue. Tie trim to holes in Grand Decorative Oval at top to hang wall hanging.
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Glenda Brooks said...

I love all your creations. Such wonderful use of color all around. I will be watching to see what you do next...I just know you are not going to sit idle!

Olga said...

Your creations are always gorgeous, I'll be keeping in touch to see what all you are coming up with.

merrymstamper said...

Candy, such beautiful cards you made! It was a privilege to work with you! :)

Marisa Job said...

Beautiful projects! Love them all!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Candy - all three of your cards are so pretty, each with a separate focus, color motif, and a variety of design elements and card shapes. But they are all beautiful. While I am sorry to see you leaving the HC team, I will look forward to visiting your blog often, and enjoying the projects yet to come. God bless you, hugs, de
{Creative Smiles}

Monica said...

Wow imagine my surprise to find THIS POST! no wayyyyyy you're not on the team!!!

I wasn't chosen as well but I am so grateful that I at least got a chance.

Sounds like you got your hands full and will be keeping busy with fun new stuff.

Have a wonderful day. I sure do love your work.

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