Thursday, July 31

SPARKLE 'n SPRINKLE august release party

hello sparkly friends!

welcome to SPARKLE N SPRINKLE's august 1st reveal. 

this month SIX new stamp sets are being introduced. these sets are 20% off their regular price, until august 3rd. all the sets are available on cling mounted rubber and as a digital image. 
the sunflower set #643 is the stamp set featured in this month's technique video

the sets are: 

knight owl #632 (digi version: DIGI632
sunflower #643 (digi version: DIGI643
a little note #645 (digi version: DIGI645
pilgrim thanksgiving #646 (digi version: DIGI646
wisps of autumn #647 (digi version: DIGI647
witchy gerty #648 (digi version: DIGI648

on august 3rd, one grand prize winner will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed below. the grand prize winner will receive their choice of: 
1. all SIX of the new rubber stamp sets or 
2. all the new digital stamps and digital stamp sets. 

the new SNS creative challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges. the winner of the blog hop will be announced on August 3rd on facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs: 

emilia van den heuvel --> ME
eret pank
marie berquist 
shona erlenborn
steff munnings
anne temple

don't forget to leave a comment with each designer to be eligible for the grand prize. we love reading your comments and hope we have inspired you as well. if you absolutely can not leave a comment for some reason, please email with your comment and the name of the blog or designer you are commenting about.

we hope you enjoy the NEW REVEALS as much as we do!

here is what i've created with the new sunflower #643 set -

as usual i started with a white cardstock, which i sprayed with yellow, green and blue memories mists. after the colours have dried, i added a layer of stamped images, using SNS #606 journal mixed media stamp set with blue and green MEMENTO INK.

finally, i doodled the brown frames around the edge of the cardstock and added the circle pattern using SNS #606 journal mixed media stamp set and a brown MEMENTO INK.

i added paper strips from PRIMA marketing "sun kissed" pattern paper, which i punched with MARTHA STEWART "doily lace' edge punch. i added a strip of crochet lace ribbon dark brown to decorate my page.

i stamped the sunflowers on a white cardstock, using #643 sunflower stamp set and VERSAMARK ink. then i heat embossed the set with SNS EP187 teddy brown. after the embossing powder has cooled down, i coloured the flowers with COPIC sketch markers.

to finish off my flowers, i added G2012 bronze splendor glitter in the middle. i used sakura glue pen to adhere the glitter to the cardstock.

to finish off my design, i stamped the sentiment from the #643 sunflower stamp set on random places and heat embossed it with SNS EP187 teddy brown.

wonder which designer contains the GRAND PRIZE this month?

join us this month for a chance to find out!

hugs 'n smiles,

Tuesday, July 29

HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers JULY blog hop


and WELCOME to the HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers JULY blog hop!

i decided to go purple this months and here is what i've created for you:

i really love how this card turned out! it has flowers and pearls, but it can still be used for both boy and girl occasion.

i started with a white card base and i added two pattern paper layers on top.

i die cut the white square using SPELLBINDERS lacey squares die. then i stamped my sentiment on pattern paper {HCPC3449 door to my heart precut set} and die cut it with SPELLBINDERS captivating squares die.

for the flowers i used HCPC3500 open vintage floret precut set, HCPC3502 mini vintage floret precut set and HCD727 vintage floret die. after i assembled my blossoms, i adhered them with mounting tape to my card...

...and added the pearl in the center of the smaller one. for the leaves i used HCPC3407 botanical floral 2 precut set and SPELLBINDERS rose creations shapeabilities die.

here is a list with all the products available at HEARTFELT CREATIONS online store:

i hope you enjoyed today's project!

if you followed the right order you landed on my blog from caroline duncan's blog and your next stop is lisa allen's blog.

in case you got lost, here is the complete list of the participants in this blog hop:
vicki dutcher
lisa nazario-gregory
giovana smith
candy slabaugh
alissa wells
glenda brooks
amarilys doria
cibele glazer
selma stevenson
sarah miller
mary faus
caroline duncan
emilia van den heuvel --> ME
lisa allen

this hop starts today, july 29th and closes friday, august 1st at midnight EST.

and as usual, the winner will be chosen randomly from one of the participating blogs. all you have to do is leave a comment on every blog and you will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to shop at HEARTFELT CREATIONS.

the winner will be announced on the participating blogs at noon on saturday, august 2nd, 2014.

have fun hopping!

hugs 'n smiles,

Friday, July 18


hello crafty friends!

it is my turn today over at SPARKLE N SPRINKLE's blog and i decided to create a JUST BECAUSE card -

 to create the card i used various SPARKLE N SPRINKLE stamp sets, white and pink cardstock and embossing powders.

for my background i used SNS journal mixed media stamp set #606 with VERSAMARK ink. i added a layer of embossed images with EP350 pink delight and another one with EP387 princess rose. for the edge i used EP168 gold detail.

 for the large flourish i used SNS leafy flourish stamp set #641. i stamped the image on a white cardstock with VERSAMARK ink and heat embossed the set with EP168 gold detail. after the embossing powder has cooled down, i colored the flourish with a pink COPIC sketch marker.

for the sentiment i used SNS flourishes 2 stamp set #520. i stamped the word SMILE on white cardstock using VERSAMARK ink and EP268 copper dreams.

i added pink pearls, ribbons and paper roses to finish off my design.

i hope you enjoyed today’s post!

have a lovely weekend!

hugs 'n smiles,

Tuesday, July 15


hello crafty friends!

i can't believe it is JULY already! and as usual in the beginning of the month we've got a new release! this month we are focusing on everything girly and naturally DIE-VERSIONS' newest release is called "LIFE as a DIVA".

today i would like to share two cards i created using these amazing dies:

for the first project  used the new WHISPERS "magic wand" die - the design is indeed magic and it is fit for every little fairy!

 i die cut the magic wand using the WHISPERS "magic wand" die and silver glittery cardstock. 

i cut the word BIRTHDAY using the SWEET WORDLETS "birthday" die

 and finally for the frame, around the fairy {clear stamp from MARIANNE DESIGN; coloured with COPIC CIAO markers}, i used the SWEET FRAMES "smile" die. i colored the word SMILE with a silver marker and added a glittery star above it.


my second card i decided to create for a little ballerina, who is very dear to me. i mat the pink card base with white cardstock, which i had sprayed with two shades of pink GLIMMER MIST - 

i used the SWEET FRAMES "hello" die to frame the cute tutu dress and the SWEET WORDLETS "adorable" die for my sentiment. 

for the silver dress stand i used the WHISPERS "tutu dress" die and silver coloured cardstock.

 finally, i decorated the swirls with RANGER pink liquid pearls.

i hope you enjoyed this month DIE-VERSIONS projects! 

have a wonderful creative day!  

hugs 'n smiles,

Thursday, July 10

fun with flairs and chippies {CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS}

hello crafty friends!

i just love to play with the amazing products from CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS!
this week i’ve decided to go with colorful paper and “naked” chippies! 

and here is the result -


to create my layout i used KAISERCRAFT blubelle collection {MERLY IMPRESSIONS}. as you can see the paper and the die cuts are so colorful, that i really didn't need to add any color to my chippies. 

i used the frond set 2 chippies as a base to the corner decoration of my picture.

the wonderful metal leaves and corners i got as a present from the amazingly sweet fellow design team member DORIS WIDDER - THANK you, DORIS! i really love them!

to frame the sentiment i used as a title, i used CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS' steampunk gear clock 3 chippie and the butterfly flair set.

and finally i added the large frame from the film strip picture frame set and a lot of die cuts, to finish off my design.

here is a list with some of the products i used on this layout:

i hope you enjoyed today's post!

and don't forget to check CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS' blog for more inspirational projects leaded with chipboard goodies!

hugs 'n smiles,