Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Wonderful Christmas *Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop*

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, Aug 3. If you win, send an email to Emma Lou and write "winner of the July Alumni Hop" in the subject line.

Hop ends on Friday, Aug 2 at midnight.

The candle stamp is a retired beauty by Heartfelt Creations. I hope to see it resurrected in a future collection! I colored the image with Loew-Cornell pencils and accented with a glitter pen and glossy accents. The sentiment is from Yuletide Sentiment. The poinsettias are embossed with Honeycomb by PK Glitz. You can find the stamps and dies here and here. The square doily is from Spellbinders Lace Doily Motifs. The red lace piece was cut from the Decorative Lace Border Die. The papers are from Eskimo Kisses by Basic Grey. I originally tried to color my stamp to match Frosty Blanket but totally missed the boat!

Alissa Wells- YOU ARE HERE

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

July Counterfeit Kit

I was going to skip Counterfeit Kits this month but I just couldn't stand it. I love the Crop and Create: Delivered inspiration for July.

I know I'm late to the Counterfeit party but I'll probably use this kit for awhile, along with designing for Memorable Seasons.
I liked the bright, sunshiney colors in the inspiration kit. From my  own stash, I pulled Heat Wave by American Crafts, Sunshine Broadcast and Bungle Jungle by Sassafras, and three papers from three different collections by Little Yellow Bicycle-  Generation Z, Fresh Print Clothesline, and Hello, Fall! I picked out alpha sticker sheets by Echo Park and Sassafras.

The random goodness! A pack of chipboard (left) by Crate Paper. Three stamps sets! Clear camera things by Maya Road. Trims. Basic Grey chipboard. And a picture!

I had some leftovers from previous kits so I brought them in. Die cuts, buttons, a little wood bicycle, grungeboard star, and more.

I can't forget my aliens!

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Little Moments *Memorable Seasons*

Finally, I have a card to share featuring Travel Girl by October Afternoon.

I was inspired by Maureen's "Thanks So Very Much" card. I used an embossing folder by Spellbinders for the background. The bingo card is from 24/7 by Simple Stories. The sentiment is a digital stamp from Whimsy Stamps. The ribbon was a light cream color and I hosed it down with some yellow Glimmer Mist. I love the pop it gives the card!

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Friday, July 19, 2013

enough said *Memorable Seasons*

This one is my favorite. I followed a sketch by Practical Scrappers. The die cuts are from Graphically Speaking, Martha Stewart Elegant Cakes, and Plantin Schoolbook. The stars and doodling are stamps by Junkitz. The bar code stamp is by Studio G. "Just a typical day" and the washi tape stickers are from 24/7 by Simple Stories. And we have more yellow and red Glimmer Mist spatters.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Life is Good *Memorable Seasons*

I have more Travel Girl by October Afternoon for you today!

For this layout, I followed Creative Scrappers Sketch #187. I just love their sketches! I used more of that wild glimmer mist but went with little spatters instead of sprays this time. Definitely my preferred way to go. All of my little embellishments are from that little kit I made to go with my Memorable Seasons kit. "Life is Good" is from Graphically Speaking. The speech bubbles are from a CCR exclusive. "This way to fun" is a stamp by Scrappy Cat. The cloud is from a Fiskars punch and rolled through a Fiskars crimper.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

adventures *Memorable Seasons*

I just love the Travel Girl collection by October Afternoon! It's so versatile. I didn't do (need) a single travel themed project this month and I still had plenty of fun.

I followed a sketch from the October Afternoon blog. The background paper is actually from Farm Fresh by October Afternoon. All other printed papers are from Travel Girl. "love & laughter" and the heart tab thingy are from 24/7 by Simple Stories. I used a mask and some glimmer mist on the background. I nearly ruined my layout going wild with that mist but I think it still came together okay.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Memorable Seasons Design Team Announcement

Good Morning!!!

I finally get to announce my new spot on the Memorable Seasons Design Team! Be sure to check out my intro thread for a challenge and a chance to win a prize!

In my first kit, I receive lots of goodies from the Travel Girl collection by October Afternoon. 

The back sides...

And some quick die cuts and stamped pieces to go with my kit.

I'll be showing off my individual projects over the next four days. Be sure to stop by!