Wednesday, September 3, 2014


I am excited to announce that I have been chosen by Heartfelt Creations as a Semi Finalist in their search for their next Design Team.  Now I need your help!  Heartfelt Creations does things differently and they have the public vote on who will be on their Design Team.

The Heartfelt Creations blog states:

"DT Semifinalists: Today we are pleased to announce the Heartfelt Creations Design Team Semifinalists. Choosing from such great talent and diversified submissions is very difficult and we appreciate all the applicants that participated in the design team call. Without further ado, here are the semifinalists: Karen ConnerMaureen RussellKaren LetchworthSusan SmitJoyce ErbAmanda ReedShellie GeigleDebbie SeyerJolande van OosterhoutJoshi ArchanaShona RatliffRobin TharaldsonCandy SlabaughMallika KejriwalMarzena ZiuziakowskaTracey FehrSusannah McManusAnne Harada,Shena GartonSandie DunneNupur Priya and Gloria Stengel.

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 to submit your vote. When you vote, you will also be entered into a drawing to be eligible to win a $50 HC Gift Certificate. You can only vote one time and you have to select 5 or more to be eligible to participate. Voting ends on September 30th, 2014."

So I need you to check out the other Semi Finalists blogs and then CLICK HERE or the Heartfelt Creations Blog  to vote for me if you would like to see me get back on the Heartfelt Creations Design Team, but remember to vote for at least 5 people for your vote to count.  I was on the Design Team from October 2011 - April 2013 and I would love to rejoin the team again.  I love Heartfelt stamps, dies and paper.  They fit my style perfectly!

Here are the projects I submitted for the Design Team Call:




As a thank you for voting your name will be placed in a drawing for a chance to win a $50 Heartfelt Creations Gift Certificate. Voting ends on September 30, 2014.  Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great day!


Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3578 - Majestic Morning Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3546 - Classic Leaf PreCut Set
HCPC 3545 - Open Leaf PreCut Set
HCDP1 240 - Raindrops on Roses Paper Collection
HCD 742 - Majestic Blooms Die
HCD 729 - Decorative Blossom Corner Die
HCD 726 - Delicate Aster Die
HCD 736 - Classic Leaf Die
354808 Standard Circles Small
119391036 Rose Metallic 3D Stamp Paint
159723 Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
352854 Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute
273900 Zip Dry Paper Glue

Other Products:
Toilet Paper Roll
Other Dies:  Spellbinders Stately Circles
Other Paper:  Bazzill
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Dusty Concord, Forest Moss, Tattered Rose; Ranger Archival Ink - Sepia
Other Adhesives:  Hot Glue Gun; Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Embellishments:  Seam Binding; Ranger Stickles - Icicle; Art Glitter Ultrafine Transparent - Gazelle; Want2Scrap® 72 Count Pearl - Lavender; Want2Scrap® 72 Count Pearls - LeCreme; Want2Scrap® 72 Count Rhinestones - Silver

Begin by covering the toilet paper roll with a card front from the Raindrops on Roses Paper Collection using Zip Dry Paper Glue and add glitter to the roses on the design paper using Dries Clear Adhesive.  Next to create a the ends of the spool use Spellbinders Standard Circles Small.  For the decorative end/top use cream Bazzill cardstock and the Decorative Blossom Corner Die and cut out the center flower portion and adhere with Dries Clear Adhesive with the Metal Glue Tip and then add Silver Rhinestones.  For the end next to the toilet paper roll use cream Bazzill cardstock and the Spellbinders Stately Circles.  Use Dusty Concord Ink to distress the edges of the ends of the spool top and bottom.  To create the leaves use Forrest Moss Distress Ink, the Classic Leaf PreCut Set, The Open Leaf PreCut Set and the Classic Leaf Die.  To create the flowers use Tattered Rose Distress Ink and Sepia Ink with the Majestic Morning Background PreCut Set, the Majestic Blooms Die and the Delicate Asters Die.  Add glitter, 3D Stamp paint, rhinestones and pearls to embellish flowers. On the top of the spool add the "Treasured Days" tag using vintage seam binding.  Add flowers to spool using Dries Clear Adhesive.


Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by:

Other Products:
Other Paper:  Bazzill
Other Dies: Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles; Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms 
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Forrest Moss; Ranger Archival Ink - Sepia 
Adhesive:  Scor-Tape
Embellishments:  Want2Scrap Nestabling Lattice Rectangles - Mocha Pearl; Want2Scrap Pearls; May Arts Ribbon; Art Glitter Transparent Ultrafine Glitter - Crystal 

To create top and bottom of box use the Lattice Rectangles die and cut two pieces from the Raindrops on Roses Paper collection and two pieces from green Bazzill paper.  Adhere together using Dries Clear Adhesive and on the lattice rectangles piece that will be the top add the Want2Scrap Nestabling.  Next out of the cream cardstock use the Ornate Gateway Die to cut the top of the gate piece and adhere to the top of box.  From the Raindrops on Roses paper cut out the "You Inspire Me" tag and add the ribbon and glitter before adhering it with pop dots.  Next to create the flowers use Sepia ink, the Majestic Morning Background PreCut Set, the Majestic Blooms Die and the Bitty Blossoms Die. Add Violet 3D Stamp Paint, Prills and Pearls to the flowers.  To create the leaves use Forrest Moss Ink, the Open Leaf PreCut Set and the Classic Leaf Die.  Adhere leaves and flowers to the top of  box using Dries Clear Adhesive.  To create the actual box cut one piece of paper 6 1/2" x  5 1/2".  On both of  the 6 1/2" sides cut 1 1/2" deep at the 1 1/2" and 5" mark.  Score, fold and secure with Scor-Tape to create bottom of box.  Cut another piece of paper 5 1/8" x 4 1/8".  On both of the 5 1/8" sides cut 3/4" deep at about the 6/8" and 4 3/8" mark.  Score, fold and secure with Scor-Tape to create the top of the box.


Heartfelt Creations Products & Products Carried by HC:

Other Products:
Other Paper:  Curious Iridescent - Cryogen White;  Bazzill
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Antique Linen
Copics:  RV63, RV66, RV69, YG61, YG63, YG67, B91, B95, C3, C5, E31, E33, E35, E44, E47, E49, E70, E71, E74, E77, E79, W00, W1, W3, W5
Embellishments:  Art Glitter Transparent Ultrafine Glitter - Crystal; Want2Scrap 72 Count - LeCreme Pearls - Self Adhesive; Want2Scrap Sleek Strips Pearls - LeCreme

6" x 6" Card
Begin by adhering a 6" x 6" piece of Raindrops on Roses paper to a 6" x 6" Bazzill card base.  Next adhere the lattice piece from the Raindrops on Roses Die that has been die cut with Raindrop on Roses design paper to the upper right corner of the card front.  Then on Cryogen White Paper with Memento Ink stamp the Vintage Closet Collage image and color with Copics. Distress edges with distress tool and Antique Linen Distress Ink.  Next add Crystal Glitter to the flowers on the image and Sleek Strips Pearls to the waist on the dress form.  Adhere colored image to the card front.  Then with Memento Ink on Cryogen White Paper stamp the Majestic Morning Background and die cut with coordinating die.  Color flowers with Copics RV63, RV66, RV69 and then shape and assemble.  Add prills to center of flowers.  Die cut leaves with leaf die cut from Cut Mat Create 2A Die.  Add leaves and flowers to card front.  Finish by adding LeCreme Pearl to upper right hand corner.

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Olga said...

Congrats, you got my vote!!!!! Always loved your art!

Kathy said...

Congratulations Candy! Your projects are just gorgeous! Blessings! Kathy

Regina Hamilton said...

Congratulations on being a Heartfelt Creations semifinalist. Good luck.

Marisa Job said...

Congrats Candy!!! Your projects are stunning!! Good luck and I hope you make the team!!! Hugs!

Hydrangea Hippo - Jennifer Priest said...

Congrats Candy and good luck!!!

Tracey Fehr said...

Congratulations! Your projects are beautiful! Wishing you best of luck with the voting!

Robin said...

Beautiful designs Candy! Good luck and congratulations on being a semi-finalist!

SussiPoppins said...

Hi Candy, enjoying my visit. Wishing you a lot of fun for the next few weeks, Congrats on getting in to the semi's.

Gloria Stengel said...

Your work with the paper and flower dies is wonderful! Congrats on making the SemiF team! Best wishes for the contest!

nan cee said...

Love your work and hope you get on the team!

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