Thursday, October 30

HAPPY page {kaisercraft & merly impressions}

hello crafty friends!

it is my turn over at MERLY IMPRESSIONS' blog today and i would like to share my latest creations with you. this month i have the pleasure of working with KAISERCRAFT's TROPICAL PUNCH and i decided to create a layout without pictures. instead i choose to use the adorable 3 x 4" PINEAPPLE CRUSH captured moments cards pack -


to create my background i layered the REFRESHING pattern paper on top of the BUBBLES pattern paper. before adhering them together, i cut 2 cm from each side of the REFRESHING paper to show more of the amazing script design of the BUBBLES paper.  the cute doily edge is from the 12″ STICKER sheet which matches the collection.

the third layer on my layout i created by arranging some of my favourite design cards from the 3 x 4" PINEAPPLE CRUSH captured moments cards pack.

to embellish the PINEAPPLE CRUSH cards i used die cuts from the COLLECTABLES pack and from the TROPICAL PUNCH paper pad.

the flowers, used on this page, are also from KAISERCRAFT – paper blooms HOT PINK and paper blooms SUNSET and the resin blossoms – resin flowers DAHLIA.

i hope you liked my HAPPY colourful page!

come back soon as i will be posting the new collection for NOVEMBER in the beginning of the next month.

hugs 'n smiles,

Wednesday, October 29


hello crafty friends! 

today is my last post for CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS! i’m so grateful for my time as a CE design team member! i really loved working with NICOLLE’s wonderful designs and being able to create side by side with the most amazing and talented fellow designers! 

so, i've decided to create a shabby chic – steam punk for this post in honour of the two of my favourite chippies, designed by CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS:

to create my card i used PRIMA marketing EPIPHANY collection and ATC cards.

the gorgeous butterfly comes from CE butterflies set. i altered the chippie with RANGER pink embossing powder first and then i added the onyx decoration using LIQUID PEARLS.

to give the steam punk effect i used various sizes gear wheels. i used CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS’ gears 11/2″ and gears 1″ sets. i altered the chippies with a brown embossing powder.

i hope you enjoyed today's post!

make sure to visit CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS' blog regularly since the new design team will make their debut very soon!
have a crafty week!
hugs 'n smiles,

Tuesday, October 28

HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers OCTOBER blog hop


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

with the holiday season approaching fast, there is nothing better to create than CHRISTMAS cards, of course:

for the base of my card i used a vintage CHRISTMAS collection from MAKING MEMORIES. i altered the front part using HCPC3473 tattered background precut set with brown ink.

then i stamped the evergreen branch from the HCPC3490 holiday mail precut set onto a green shimmering cardstock and fussy cut the image. i added it to the card base using 3d mounting tape.

then i stamped the bird house on a white cardstock. i used HCPC3491 holiday haven precut set, colored it with COPIC CHAO markers and fussy cut the image. after i adhered it to my card, i added extra glimmer and glam by coloring the poinsettia with RANGER christmas red and golden glitter glue and adding the red berries.

for my sentiment i used HCPC3562 christmas sentiment circles precut set. for the frame around the sentiment i used SPELLBINDERS classic scallop circle small die.

i hope you enjoyed today's creation!

from here you go to selma stevenson's blog.

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

this hop starts today, october 28th and closes friday, october 31st 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, november 1st, 2014.

have fun hopping!

hugs 'n smiles,

Tuesday, October 21

SUMMER BLISS {kaisercraft & merly impressions}

hello crafty peeps!

i've got a brand new project to share with you today! this month i have the pleasure to work with one of the KAISERCRAFT's newest collections – TROPICAL PUNCH {available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS' online store}. i really love the bright summer colours of this paper line and the effect is always stunning!


 for my background i used the REFRESHING pattern paper as a base and i added a slightly smaller square of the LEMONADE pattern paper on top of it. before i adhered the two layers together, i added dimensional pattern using TIM HOLTZ’ bubble layering stencil and RANGER modelling paste. i sprinkled pink DYLUSIONS ink sprays on top of it to give the background extra colour and finally, i stamped the frame using KAISERCRAFT gingham clear stamp and brown ink

the pretty rhinestones are from KAISERCRAFT - orange colour, and you can find the printed tape HERE

for the circles under my pictures i used pattern papers from the 6.5″ TROPICAL PUNCH paper pad. i added liquid pearls and inked their edges before adhering them to my page. 

to decorate my layout i used die cuts from the COLLECTABLES pack and from the 6.5″ paper pad

the gorgeous flowers are from KAISERCARFT as well – paper blooms HOT PINK and SUNSET, and mini paper blooms HOT PINK. i added a bit of STICKLES star dust to make my roses shine.

for the swirls and the foliage around the blooms i used KAISERCRAFT decorative die FOLIAGE and pattern papers from the 6.5″ paper pad. the new dies are amazing – they cut so easily and the patters are useful for any type of project. 

and finally the title – i used word banners from the 12″ STICKER sheet. i inked their edges and adhered them to my layout using mounting foam tape.

i hope you enjoyed today’s post!

and as always - have FUN creating!

hugs 'n smiles,

Sunday, October 12

SWEET HAPPINESS {kaisercraft & merly impressions}

hello everybody! 

i'm so excited to share with you today my newest layout i made using the wonderful KAISERCRAFT collection TROPICAL PUNCH. this collection has bold colours and fruity/floral prints perfect for almost every type of project!

the design of this project was inspired by MERLY IMPRESSIONS october sketch challenge. SANDRA did an amazing job drawing this sketch - it has so many different elements and i really enjoyed playing with it!


for my background i layered the FUN TIMES pattern paper on top of the COCKTAIL pattern paper. i didn’t altered them, because i really like the vintage newspaper look of the FUN TIMES paper. i added a layer of pink pattern paper from the TROPICAL PUNCH paper pad, which i altered with a few cards from the 3 x 4 pineapple crush captured moments cards pack.

for the rest of the embellishments on my layout i used the matching COLLECTABLES die cuts pack and some die cuts from the TROPICAL PUNCH paper pad.

the flowers are also from KAISERCRAFT – paper blooms hot pink and paper blooms sunset. the resin blossoms are also from KAISERCRAFT – resin flowers DAHLIA.

for my title i used pre-cut banners from the COLLECTABLES die cuts pack.

and of course – a girly layout is never complete without a few butterflies – again from the COLLECTABLES pack.

i hope you enjoyed this project i made using the gorgeous KAISERCRAFT tropical punch collection. if you haven't ordered yours yet, just hop on over to MERLY IMPRESSIONS store and grab one, while quantities last! 

have a lovely day!

hugs 'n smiles,

Thursday, October 2

BEST FRIENDS {sparkle n sprinkle}

hello sparkly friends! 

i would like to share with my last post as a design team member for SPARKLE N SPRINKLE. and though it fills me with sadness that all good things must come to an end, just thinking about my time in this amazing team will brighten my days as i go and explore the new challenges in front of me!

so, without further ado, here it is my final project for SPARKLE N SPRINKLE {but of course i won’t stop using their amazing products and you will see many more sparkly projects on my blog} -


this picture is one of many from our last photo shoot in BULGARIA. i really love all of the pictures we got that day and working with them is so easy and enjoyable!
 for this layout i used WEBSTER'S PAGES "best friends" collection, CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS chipboard pieces and white cardstock {for the flowers}, as well as a lot of sparkly embossing powder and glitters from SPARKLE N SPRINKLE.

 to create the pattern on the background i used a masking template with a mixture of G1030 fascination glitter and EP429 Mediterranean Star embossing powder.

 for the flowers i used HEARTFELT CREATIONS stamps and dies. i stamped the flowers with VERSAMARK ink onto white cardstock using HCPC3608 arianna blooms precut set. then i heat embossed the set using SNS EP332 country blue embossing powder.
after the embossing powder has cooled down, i die cut the blossoms using HCD748 arianna blooms die.

 for the leaves i used white cardstock, VERSAMARK ink and EP351 sage embossing powder. the stamp set and cutting die are from HEARTFELT CREATIONS - HCPC3545 open leaf precut set and HCD736 classic leaf die.

  for my title i used a chipboard frame with the word TOGETHER cut into it {the chippie is from CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS' together frame set}. i filled in the letters with EP429 mediterranean star sparkly embossing powder.

i hope you enjoyed today’s post!

come back soon!

hugs 'n smiles,