Friday, January 27

HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers JANUARY blog hop


it is the last friday of the month and it is time for the HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers JANUARY blog hop!

HCDP1-265 berry cafe paper collection
HCD1-778 fleur borders and pockets die
HCST1-401 deluxe flower shaping kit

other products:
double dots 100pc. - 3D foam circles
ART INSTITUE GLUE -dries clear
SCOR-PAL measuring & scoring board
SIZZIX vagabond 2
 white and red cardstock

and here are some close ups:

i hope you enjoyed my project!

if you followed the right path you came here from vicki dutcher's blog and
your next stop is sarah miller's blog.

and in case you get lost, here is the complete list of the participants in this blog hop:
alissa wells
kathy clement
vicki dutcher
emilia van den heuvel --> ME
sarah miller
emily niehaus
archana joshi

this hop starts today, january 27th at 8 am and closes monday, january 30th at 11:59pm 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 HC blog and on HC FACEBOOK page. they just need to email HEARTFELT CREATIONS at with "winner of january alumni hop" in subject line.

NB! the winner of the blog hop will have 72 hours to claim their prize otherwise another name will be drawn.

i hope i managed to inspire you today!

have fun hopping!

and GOOD luck!

hugs 'n smiles,

Sunday, January 22


 hello crafty friends!

it is always very special when you receive the paper copy of the magazine your work has been featured. and TODAY is a SPECIAL day for me! 
my magazine is finally here! YAY!

i've altered one of KAISERCARFT's beyond the page products - MINI TALL BOY - especially for this issue. there is a step-by-step tutorial on how to create it including a very detailed description of all the materials i used. 

and here is the final result - 

all the materials are available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS' online store.

so, go on the moremag website and grab your copy!

have a WONDERFUL and CREATIVE week!

hugs 'n smiles,

Monday, January 16

celebrate life {BOBUNNY}

hello scrappy friends!

i've got another BOBUNNY project to share with you today. i created this one for BOBUNNY social media. it features their wonderful FELICITY collection and PENTART contour liners - 


PATTERN PAPER: felicity, always, lattice, parasols, serendipity / FELICITY
6x6 paper pad: FELICITY
combo sticker: FELICITY
layered chipboard: FELICITY
noteworthy: FELICITY
glitter paste: SILVER, SUGAR
stickable stencil: LOTS of LOVE
lasercut chipboard: CELEBRATE
double dot jewels: MOCCA, AQUA
TOOLS: palette knife assortment pack

CONTOUR LINERS: white, silver

and here are some CLOSE UPS and TRICKS & TIP on how i did it: 

use STICKABLE STENCIL and GLITTER PASTE to create the dimensional layer on your background paper.

use PENTART white contour liner to enhance some of the hearts on your background.

use a combination of stickers and fussy cut elements to decorate your layout.

TIP! add glitter paste to your flowers to give them a fancy frosted look.

for my title i used a chipboard word, which i heat embossed with silver embossing powder and i wrote the word "LIFE" using two different colours of PENTART contour liners.

THANK YOU for stopping by today!

have a lovely week!

hugs 'n smiles,

Friday, January 13


hello scrappy friends!

today i'm up on BOBUNNY's blog with a brand new project featuring BOBUNNY's WINTER WISHES collection and PENTART glass paint - 


PATTERN PAPER: beautiful, frosted, icicles, snowfall, wonderland / WINTER WISHES
6x6 paper pad: WINTER WISHES
combo sticker: WINTER WISHES
noteworthy: WINTER WISHES
glitter paste: SILVER
stickable stencil: WINTER FUN
double dot jewels: THINK PINK
TOOLS: palette knife assortment pack

GLASS PAINT - blue, carmine
alcohol based solvent

and here are some CLOSE UPS and TRICKS & TIP on how i did it: 

use STICKABLE STENCIL and GLITTER PASTE to create the dimensional layer on your background paper. i love how the paste works seamlessly with these stencils!

use small phrases from the STICKER SHEET to decorate your picture.

TIP! die cut winter {or any type you like} images from acetate sheet {you can use old packaging as well!} to be able to give them any colour you like!

use PENTART glass paint to colour your die cuts. i added first a layer of BLUE paint and when it was dry i added a second layer of CARMIN paint on top. that is how it looks somewhat marbled and multicolored.

i hope i managed to inspire you today!

have FUN creating!

hugs 'n smiles,