Tuesday, April 30, 2013

you're so special *Heartfelt Creations*

Welcome to my post for the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop!

Be sure to leave a comment on all the participating blogs. One participant will be chosen to receive a $25 Gift Certificate. Be sure the check the Winner Announcement on Sat, May 4. If you win, send an email to Emma Lou and write "winner of the April Alumni Hop" in the subject line.

Hop ends on Friday, May 3rd at midnight.

Y'all, I started and finished this card in 60 minutes flat.

I followed a sketch by Mojo Monday. The paper is from Sunny Day. The vase of flowers is from Doorway Trimmings. I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and inked the edges with Distress Inks. The sentiment is from Classic Message.

Alissa Wells YOU ARE HERE

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

love for dad


If I take a shower and get dressed, I cannot focus on crafting. 
I must stay in my pajamas with messy hair and coffee teeth.

I've been poking at this layout for several weeks. I followed a sketch from Gotta Pixel. Papers are from This and That: Charming by Echo Park. The hexagon brads are from Prima. "love" stamp is an oldie but goodie by Heidi Swapp. Making the chain link banner wasn't as tedious as I thought it would be. Definitely worth it!

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

love bug

What better excuse for a layout than a bunch of candid photos?

I was inspired by Lizzy257's digital layout. I love her whimsical array of photos.

 I used lots of items from my April Counterfeit Kit. Papers are from Urban Garden by Scrap Within Reach (discontinued collection and manufacturer). The decorative border piece is by Sassafras- another discontinued manufacturer.

How cute is this little guy?!! He is a stamp from Orbit by Crater Paper. I punched him out, inked the edges and topped with Stickles. The gear and brad are from Generation Z by Little Yellow Bicycle. The hexagon stamp is from The Sweetest Thing by My Mind's Eye.

"love" is a stamp by Heidi Swapp. "bug" letters are from Ad Lib by BoBunny. The clip is by Melody Ross. The foam sticker is Love, Else. The large brad is by Making Memories. The flower is Prima. The film strip is... Creative Imaginations?

Another alien from the same orbit collection! The fact that he is holding a toy and is next to a picture of my little boy holding his favorite toy... dumb luck. I really don't plan these things! The sentiment is from The Sweetest Thing stamps. The flower is a handmade leftover from a previous project- made with Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies.

"Just be you" and damask stamp on left are from The Sweetest Thing. The brads... I don't remember. The paper with numbers is from Sassafras. The arrow is textured Tim Holtz grungeboard. 

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Counterfeit Kit- April

I'm back this month with a kit full of old and new items from my stash! The inspiration kit this month is the Gossamer Blue March Kit. I love the bright colors so I pulled Sassafras (Monstrosity, Life is Beautiful, Anthem) and Scrap Within Reach (Urban Garden) for my kit papers. The alphas on the right are from Simple Stories.

I hardly ever touch my grungeboard stash. And why not? Check out these cute hearts, stars, and arrows! The transparency film has been stashed away for too long. The rainbow stickers are a recent find at Michael's. My little boy loves rainbows.

Two sets of stamps here, one new purchase and one old purchase. Also have a piece of chipboard, foam embellishments, and Basic Grey embellishments.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013


I'm so glad spring is here... Less than 8 weeks left of school!

I'm still using my kit that I created for Counterfeit Kit last month. I got tons of mileage out of my kit and this is my final project. I also decimated my Ad Lib by BoBunny stash. What a great collection! 

I followed a sketch from Gotta Pixel. The stickers are from various Sassafras collections. I added lots of doodling just for fun. This layout is missing a few of my trademarks: stamping, brads, rub ons... and a mistake LOL. I'm trying to tell myself that it's finished. We'll see if I'm back next week with an update.

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

feliz cumpleanos

Papers are from Delicate Asters by Heartfelt Creations. The floral stamp is from Bird Haven PreCut Set. The decorative die cut is from Perfect Petals.

I colored the floral image with Prismacolor pencils. I typed the sentiment in Pages and printed it out. I used a Martha Stewart border punch on the pleated paper trim.

Simon Says Stamp- Celebrations