Be Joyful

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in EVERYTHING by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the PEACE OF GOD, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7

These are verses I memorized years ago and they are written on my heart. There are times when I still need to remember not to be anxious, but I eventually listen to my heart saying these verses. I didn't really understand what the "peace of God" was until I experienced it. It's having peace inside you, even when you're going through heartbreaking situations and trials. It does "surpass ALL understanding" and you know it comes from GOD alone. Praise the Lord for His wonderful promises!


I love, love, love what I do. I am passionate about the things I create and the talents God has placed in me. I SO appreciate the time you take to look at my things and the comments you all leave me!

Blessings to you!

Kathy

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Thankful Petunias


Happy Wednesday!

It's time again for me to share a card with you using Heartfelt Creations' new Classic Petunia Collection!

This week I'm using one of the images from the Classic Petunia Bouquet Set along with one of the small petunias from the Small Classic Petunia Set. Both have matching dies to cut the images.





The images were colored with pencils and mineral spirits. The "frame" was created with the designer papers using a die from the Cut Mat Create 2A Set to cut the center away. The green background is also paper from the collection that I stamped the sentiment on.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to see what the designers have for you this week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #282-283  Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Thankful Petunias

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3785 - Small Classic Petunia Set
HCPC 3787 - Classic Petunia Bouquet Set
HCPC 3474 - Heartfelt Expressions Set
HCD1-7139 - Small Classic Petunia Die
HCD1-7141 - Classic Petunia Bouquet Die
HCD1-751 - Cut Mat Create 2A Die
HCDP1 278 - Classic Petunia Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Designer Dries Clear
Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, 12" x 12" White; Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black; Accessories: half pearls, water mister, glue dots, pencil, Lavender Seam Binding, Bow-Easy Tool, Scor-Tape, Scotch Mounting Tape, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Lavender Lace, Parma Violet, Violet, Dioxazine Purple Hue, Page Sage, Prussian Green, Grape Jelly Memento Ink

Instructions: Card measures 6 1/4" x 6 1/4". Cut white cardstock 6 1/4" x 6 1/4" two times. Score edge of one of these at 1/4" on one side, add scot-tape above score line and adhere the two pieces together to create the card base. Cut green designer paper from the Classic Petunia Paper Collection 6 1/4" x 6 1/4", ink edges with Bamboo Leaves Ink and adhere to card base.
Cut card panel pictured from designer paper and die cut center using the Large Rounded Rectangle Die from the Cut Mat Create 2A Set. Ink edges with Grape Jelly Ink and set "frame" aside.
Stamp petunia bouquet from Classic Petunia Bouquet Set and small petunias and leaves from Small Classic Petunia Set on Solar White with Onyx Black. Color images with pencils and mineral spirits. Die cut with matching dies from the Classic Petunia Bouquet Die and Small Classic Petunia Die Sets. Shape one small flower and leaves by misting the backs with water and shaping with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.
Adhere bouquet flower image to "frame" as shown using Stamp Mat Pad under the outside leaves. Add doubled Stamp Mat Pad under flowers that will be inside the "frame". Place "frame" over the mat and lightly pencil the lower right corner to mark where the "frame" edge will be to give you a guide of where to stamp the sentiment. Stamp the sentiment from the Heartfelt Expressions Set with Onyx Black as shown. Add "frame" over green mat using Stamp Mat Pad.
Make a 3-loop bow using Lavender Seam Binding and Bow-Easy Tool, then adhere to top right of card using glue dots. Add small flower to bow center using glue dots. Add Lavender & Lace Prills to flowers centers using Designer Dries Clear Glue. Add adhesive pearls as pictured.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Birthday Petunias


Happy Wednesday!

It's the second Wednesday of the month which means it's time for the release of the new Heartfelt Creations collection! This month we have the Classic Petunia Collection!

For my card I used the Classic Petunia Paper Collection for the card panel and added petunias and leaves from the Small Classic Petunia Set and a hanging plant from the Classic Petunia Bouquet Set.





I color the images with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. They were added to the card panel using a combination of glue and Scotch Mounting Tape to give varying height.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week! What a talented bunch they are for sure!

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #282-283 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Birthday Petunias

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3785 - Small Classic Petunia Set
HCPC 3787 - Classic Petunia Bouquet Set
HCD1-7139 - Classic Petunia Small Die
HCD1-7141 - Classic Petunia Bouquet Die
HCDP1 278 - Classic Petunia Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Designer Dries Clear
Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, Stampin Up Lavender Lace; Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black; Accessories: half pearls, water mister, Scotch Mounting Tape, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Lavender Lace, Parma Violet, Dioxazine Purple Hue, Page Sage, Prussian Green, Yellow Ochre, Goldenrod, Burnt Ochre, Chocolate

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/4" x 6 1/4". Cut white cardstock 8 1/2" x 6 1/4", score at 4 1/4" and fold to make card base. Cut Lavender Lace 4 1/8" x 6 1/8", cut designer paper panel pictured 4" x 6", glue pieces together and add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Stamp flowers and leaves from Small Classic Petunia Set and hanging plant from Classic Petunia Bouquet Set on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink. Color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Die cut with matching dies from Classic Petunia Small Die Set and Classic Petunia Bouquet Die Set. Shape flowers and leaves by lightly misting on back and shaping with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Glue 3 leaves to the back of 3 of the flowers. Adhere hanging plant as pictured using Scotch Mounting Tape and glue. Arrange flowers above plant and adhere with glue and Scotch Mounting Tape as desired.

Brush all stamped flowers and flowers on designer paper with Clear Wink of Stella and sprinkle with Shell White Glitter. Add 3 flat back pearls to bottom left.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Lords Unfailing Love


Happy Wednesday!

Today I have a card using a set that came out on Black Friday this past year called Courage and Strength.  I love this beautifully scripted image of encouragement.




I stamped the image in black ink and colored a little with pencils.

The "frame" was created using the Blushing Rose Paper Collection and an oval die. I love this designer paper with the pretty little roses.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to see all the beautiful creations by this designers this week! We also have new designers on the team so be sure to check out them out too!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #280-281 - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Lords Unfailing Love

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3763 - Courage and Strength Set
HCDP1-271 - Blushing Rose Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Designer Dries Clear

Other Products: Paper: Stampin Up Very Vanilla, Cream, Purple Parade (The Paper Studio); Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black; Accessories: Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large Die, green silk ribbon, Bow-Easy Tool, half pearl, glue dots, Scotch Mounting Tape, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Imperial Violet, Dioxazine Purple Hue, Grape Jelly Memento Ink

Instructions: Card measures 4" x 5 1/4". Cut cream cardstock 4" x 10 1/2", score at 5 1/4" and fold to make card base. Cut Purple Parade cardstock 3 3/4" x 5" and ink edges with Grape Jelly. Cut Cream cardstock 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" and adhere the two mats together. Wrap ribbon around mats and secure on back. Add mats to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Cut card panel pictured from Blushing Rose Paper Collection and die cut center with Classic Ovals Large Die. Ink inside and outside edges with Grape Jelly Ink. Stamp sentiment from Courage and Strength Set on Very Vanilla cardstock and color with pencils as desired. Trim to fit within window panel, add behind panel with Scotch Mounting Tape, then adhere to mat.

Make multi-loop bow using Bow-Easy Tool and add as pictured using glue dots. Add half pearl to bow center using glue dot.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

So Special Tropical Toucan


Happy Wednesday!

This week I have another card made with the Tropical Paradise Collection, this time using the beautiful toucan image from the Tropical Parrots Set.





I colored the toucan image with pencils and mineral spirits, so much fun coloring! After coloring it I cut it with the matching die and popped it onto the white mat that was embossed with a folder and a sentiment stamped on the bottom.

Here is a little close up of the image for you.




Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the design team this week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #280-281

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

Blessings,

Kathy


So Tropical Parrot

HCPC 3784 - Tropical Parrots Set
HCD1 7138 - Tropical Parrots Die
HCPC 3354 - Classic Message Set
68770 - Scor-Pal

Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, White (Recollections), Butter Churn (Coordinations), Tempting Turquoise (Stampin Up); Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black; Accessories: Peacock Alley & Mimosa Seam Binding, Bow-Easy Tool, Triad Leaves EF, adhesive pearls, Prismacolor Pencils: Sunburst Yellow, Goldenrod, Black, Prussian Green, Aquamarine, Scotch Mounting Tape, glue dots, Scor-Tape, mineral spirits, paper stumps

Instructions: Card measures 5 11/16" x 4 7/16". Cut Mimosa cardstock 5 11/16" x 4 7/16" twice. Score one sheet on short side at 1/4", place Scor-Tape about score line and adhere two pieces together to create card base. Cut Tempting Turquoise cardstock 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" and adhere to base with Scotch Mounting Tape. Cut white cardstock 5 5/16" x 4 1/16", stamp sentiment on bottom right and emboss with folder above sentiment. Add Peacock Alley Seam Binding above sentiment and secure on back. Add to mats with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Stamp toucan image from Tropical Parrots Set on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink. Color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Die cut with matching Tropical Parrots Die. Adhere as pictured with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Make 3 loop mini bow with Mimosa Seam Binding and Bow-Easy Tool. Add as pictured using glue dots. Add adhesive pearls as shown.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Tropical Cockatoo


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for me to share a little inspiration using Heartfelt Creations stamps, dies and designer papers! This week I have another card using the new Tropical Paradise Collection! Love this collection!





I used the cockatoo image along with a plumeria flower for the focal image. These were colored with pencils and mineral spirits and popped onto an oval shape with a sentiment stamped on it. The background mat is a card panel from the matching designer papers. I liked the way the oval shaped looked with the flowers in each corner.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #278-279 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Tropical Cockatoo

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3781 - Tropical Cockatoo Set
HCPC 3782 - Tropical Plumeria Set
HCPC 3765 - Soar on Eagle's Wings Set
HCDP1- 277 - Tropical Paradise Paper Collection
HCD1 7136 - Tropical Cockatoo Die
HCD1 7135 - Tropical Plumeria Die
HCD1 776 - Eyelet Oval Die
Memento Bamboo Leaves Ink
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Designer Dries Clear
Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, White (Recollections); Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, Quick Quotes Lemonade, Banana Bliss; Accessories: Pink Aster Seam Binding, Bow-Easy Tool, glue dots, Scotch Mounting Tape, adhesive pearls, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Deco Pink, Mulberry, Dahlia Purple, Dark Purple, Prussian Green, Dark Green, Black, Sunburst Yellow, Deco Yellow, Cool Grey 20%, 30%, 50%

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/4" x 6 1/4". Cut white cardstock 8 1/2" x 6 1/4", score at 4 1/4" and fold to make card base. Cut card panel pictured from the Tropical Paradise Paper Collection and ink edges with Bamboo Leaves Ink. Wrap a piece of ribbon around mat, secure on back and add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape. Die cut solid oval from Eyelet Oval Die using white cardstock. Ink edges with Lemonade and Banana Bliss Inks, stamp sentiment from Soar on Eagle's Wings Set in Black on bottom of oval and add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape.

Stamp cockatoo image from Tropical Cockatoo set and smallest flower from Tropical Plumeria Set on Solar White with Onyx Black. Color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Die cut with matching dies. Add cockatoo image to oval using Scotch Mounting Tape. Shape flower with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and add as pictured using Designer Dries Clear Glue. Add Lemon Chiffon Prills to flower center using Designer Dries Clear Glue.

Make a 3-loop bow using the Bow-Easy Tool and add as shown using glue dots. Add adhesive pearl to bow center.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tropical Parrot


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the new release of the Tropical Paradise Collection! What a beautiful collection this is! So full of color! Here is a little write up for it:

Join us as we walk the warm, sandy beaches and the glistening ocean laps at the shoreline and help us bid a warm Aloha to the new Tropical Paradise Collection!  Further your equatorial escape with realistically shaped plumeria flowers most commonly known for their inclusion in traditional Hawaiian leis boasting blossoms in pinks, whites, reds and yellows amid their large, leafy foliage.  Discover the unique and breathtaking birds that call this exotic place home, from toucans to parrots, flamingos and cockatoos which have all been beautifully illustrated and assembled into three dynamic cling stamp sets and coordinating dies!  Filled with bright and vibrant colors, the exquisitely designed paper collection will transport you to a tropical island with its fiery sunset reds, dazzling sunny yellows, deep ocean blues and rich leafy greens!  Heartfelt Creations invites you to slip away to utopia with the new Tropical Paradise Collection!  Escape to an exotic paradise where the air is warm, lush rainforests are filled with the calls of outlandish birds of paradise, and the day begins and ends with the most spectacular array of colors!


Here is my first card with this beautiful tropical collection!




The images were all colored with pencils and mineral spirits and cut with their matching dies. The background mat is from the matching designer papers. I love how cheerful the colors are in this collection!

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #278-279 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #161 - Flowers Theme & Ribbon/Trim
Addicted to Stamps and More #237 - Mark Your Mark

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Tropical Parrot

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3783 - Tropical Paradise Set
HCPC 3781 - Tropical Cockatoo Set
HCPC 3782 - Tropical Plumeria Set
HCDP1- 277 - Tropical Paradise Paper Collection
HCD1 7136 - Tropical Cockatoo Die
HCD1 7135 - Tropical Plumeria Die
HCD1 7137 - Tropical Paradise Die
HCD1 776 - Eyelet Oval Die
Memento Bamboo Leaves Ink
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Designer Dries Clear
Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, White 12" x 12" (Recollections); Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black; Accessories: Pink Aster Seam Binding, Bow-Easy Tool, glue dots, Scotch Mounting Tape, adhesive pearls, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Deco Pink, Mulberry, Dahlia Purple, Dark Purple, Prussian Green, Dark Green, Black, Sunburst Yellow, Goldenrod

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/2" x 6". Cut white cardstock 12" x 4 1/2", score at 6" and fold to make card base. Cut green designer paper from the Tropical Paradise Paper Collection 5 13/16" x 4 5/16" and ink edges with Bamboo Leaves Ink. Wrap a piece of ribbon around mat, secure on back and add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape. Die cut scalloped edge oval from Eyelet Oval Die using white cardstock and add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape.

On Solar White with Onyx Black Ink, stamp parrot and leaf stems from Tropical Paradise Set, leaves from Tropical Cockatoo Set and 2 small and 1 medium flower from Tropical Plumeria Set. Color all images with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Die cut all with matching dies. Shape flowers and leaves with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Add parrot to oval with Scotch Mounting Tape adhering upper body only. Arrange and glue down leaves on each side of the parrot's tail using Designer Dries Clear Glue. Add flowers as shown and add Lemon Chiffon Prills to the flower centers using Designer Dries Clear Glue.

Make a 3-loop bow using the Bow-Easy Tool and add as shown using glue dots. Add adhesive pearls to bow center and card mat.
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Monkeys Special Day


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for some Heartfelt Creations inspiration! I have one more card to show you using the Monkeying Around Collection! This week I used the Grooming Monkeys image from the Monkey Antics Set.




The monkey image is colored with pencils and mineral spirits and cut with the matching die. The mat is from the Monkeying Around Paper Collection which I trimmed down to size. I then die cut the tropical flowers from the leftover piece using the matching die and popped it on the bottom of the monkeys. The sentiment tag is also from the paper collection which was cut using the Luggage and Tags Die.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to see the beautiful creations by the designers this week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #276-277 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Blessings!

Kathy


Monkeys Special Day

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3779 - Monkey Antics Cling Set
HCD1 7132 - Palm Tree & Monkey Die
HCD1 7134 - Monkey Antics Die
HCD1 745 - Luggage & Tags Die
HCDP 276 - Monkeying Around Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 - Designer Dries Clear

Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, White (Recollections), Early Espresso, Very Vanilla (Stampin Up); Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, Java (Quick Quotes); Accessories: Clear Wink of Stella, Pebbles Chalk - Pink, Scotch Mounting Tape, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Sepia, Espresso, Black, Putty Beige

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/4" x 4 1/4". Cut Very Vanilla 4 1/4" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" and fold to make card base. Cut Early Espresso 3 7/8" x 3 7/8". Cut card panel pictured from designer paper and trim off one end of flowers so it measures 3 5/8" long. Ink edges with Java Ink and glue to Early Espresso mat and add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape. Die cut flowers from the piece that was cut off using the Palm Tree & Monkey Die, shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and set aside.

On Solar White with Onyx Black stamp monkeys from the Monkey Antics Set, color with pencils and mineral spirits and die cut with matching Monkey Antics Die. Add additional color to monkey "cheeks" using pink Pebbles Chalk. Add monkeys to card using Scotch Mounting Tape. Add die cut flowers over bottom of monkeys using Scotch Mounting Tape. Die cut sentiment ticket from designer paper using the matching die from Luggage & Tags Die. Shape with a pencil to curl slightly and add as pictured trimming off right side as needed to fit under monkey. Add Lemon Chiffon Prills to all flower centers using Designer Dries Clear glue.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Monkey Trio


Happy Wednesday!

I have another card today using Heartfelt Creations' Monkeying Around Collection!

This time I'm using the Hide 'n Seek monkey image from the Relaxin' Monkeys Set.




I colored the image with pencils and mineral spirits and used Peebles chalk to shade the background and the monkey's "cheeks". The mat over the image and sentiment tag are cut from the matching Monkeying Around Paper Collection.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to see all the fun creations by the designers this week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #274-275 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Monkey Trio

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPD 3780 - Relaxin Monkeys Cling Set
HCD1 745 - Luggage & Tags Die
HCDP 276 - Monkeying Around Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Designer Dries Clear
Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, White (Recollections); Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, Green Tea (Quick Quotes); Accessories: Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, button, Tobacco Seam Binding, Brown Burlap String, Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon), glue dots, Scotch Mounting Tape, Pebbles Chalks - blue, green, pink, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Sepia, Espresso, Black, Putty Beige, Olive Green

Instructions: Card measures 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". Cut white cardstock 5 1/2" x 11", score at 5 1/2" and fold to make card base. Cut 6" x 6" card panel from designer paper, trim down to 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" as shown, die cut center circle using Standard Circles Large Die, ink edges with Green Tea Ink and set aside.

Stamp monkey image on Solar White with Onyx Black and color with pencils using mineral spirits. Using Pebbles Chalks color monkey "cheeks" with pink and fill in white space around image using blue and green chalks. Trim image down so it fits behind card panel mat and adhere together.

Wrap Tobacco Seam Binding around mat/image as pictured and add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape. Make a 3-loop bow using Bow-Easy Tool and add as pictured using glue dots. Thread button with Brown Burlap String and add to bow center with glue dots. Die cut sentiment tag from designer paper using matching die from Luggage and Tags Die Set. Ink edges with Green Tea Ink, shape with pencil to curl and add as pictured.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Hanging Monkeys


Happy Wednesday!

This week I have another card made with Heartfelt Creations' Monkeying Around Collection! These little monkeys are so cute!




The images are all colored with pencils and mineral spirits and cut with the matching dies. Being able to die cut them makes it easy and fun to put scenes together! The papers used for the mat, oval and sentiment were all taken from the Monkeying Around Paper Collection.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations' Blog to see the beautiful creations by the designers this week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #274-275 - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Hanging Monkeys

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3777 - Palm Tree & Monkeys Cling
HCPC 3779 - Monkey Antics Cling
HCD1 7132 - Palm Tree & Monkey Die
HCD1 7134 - Monkey Antics Die
HCD1 776 - Eyelet Oval Die
HCDP 276 - Monkeying Around Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Designer Dries Clear
SMP001 - Stamp Mat Pad
Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, White (Recollections), Early Espresso (Stampin Up); Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, Quick Quotes Java, Green Tea; Accessories: mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Sepia, Espresso, Black, Putty Beige, Pink Rose, Olive Green, Sand, Scotch Mounting Tape, glue dots, tape, die cutting machine, button, Brown Burlap String, Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon)

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/4" x 5 7/8". Cut white cardstock 8 1/2" x 5 7/8", score at 4 1/4" and fold to make card base. Cut Early Espresso 4 1/16" x 5 11/16". Cut green designer paper 3 7/8" x 5 1/2", ink edges with Green Tea Ink and glue to Early Espresso mat. Wrap piece of Brown Burlap String around left side from top to bottom three times and adhere on back with tape. Add mats to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape. Die cut yellow designer paper using oval from Eyelet Oval Die, ink edges with Java Ink and adhere to card with Scotch Mounting Tape.

On Solar White with Onyx Black Ink stamp palm tree and swinging monkey from Palm Tree & Monkeys Cling and two monkey images shown from Monkey Antics Cling. Color images with pencils and mineral spirits. Die cut images with matching dies and add images to oval using Scotch Mounting Tape.

Trim sentiment from designer paper, ink edges with Java Ink and curl using a pen and fingers. Glue down as pictured tucking right side under monkey. Make a multi-loop bow with Brown Burlap String using Bow-Easy Tool and add to card using glue dots. Thread string in button and add to bow center using glue dots.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

New Monkeying Around Collection


Happy Wednesday!

It's the second Wednesday of the month which means it's time for the new release from Heartfelt Creations!!! This month we have the Monkeying Around Collection! Here is a little write up for it.

Are you ready for an adventure?  Grab your water bottle, sunscreen, and safari hat and join us as we explore exotic jungles taking in the lively and entertaining antics of the new Monkeying Around Collection by Heartfelt Creations!  Filled with amusing illustrations of ever so charming monkeys, this newest collection is sure to have you “going bananas” with excitement!  Four entertaining cling stamp sets supply you with an assortment of fun filled, mix and match monkey images to create just the right amount of monkey mayhem for any of your paper crafting project needs, while various sized palm tree fronds, floral accents, bananas, coconuts along with lush palm tree die cuts add a dimensional tropical feeling to your projects with ease!  Trek through a paper collection filled with deep jungle greens, sunlit yellows and ocean like blues, accented with balmy breeze teals, pretty floral pinks and a hint of sunset reds creating just the right tropical color palette to showcase these adorable apes on cards, scrapbook layouts or altered art pieces.  So, come along with us as we join in with the monkey chatter, swing from vine to vine and take part in the shenanigans of the new Monkeying Around Collection!





For my first project with this collection I used the Relaxin' Monkeys Set for the main image. I also added a palm tree and flowers from the Palm Tree & Monkeys Set and branches from the Monkeying Around Set. The images were colored with pencils and mineral spirits and, except for the main image, were cut with the matching dies. The mat and sentiment were cut from the designer papers. The "window" in the mat was created by using the Cut Mat Create Die.

Be sure to visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see what the designers have for you using this collection! Emma Lou also has a video showing you how to create a pop up scene using this new collection!

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday #272-273 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #159 - Show Me the Green & Ribbon/Trim
Crafty Cardmakers #183 - Go Green
Addicted to Stamps & More #232 - Make Your Mark

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Relaxing Monkey

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3777 - Palm Tree & Monkeys Cling
HCPC 3778 - Monkeying Around Cling
HCPC 3780 - Relaxin' Monkeys Cling
HCD1 7132 - Palm Tree & Monkey Die
HCD1 7133 - Monkeying Around Die
HCD1 751 - Cut Mat Create 2A Die
HCDP 276 - Monkeying Around Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Designer Dries Clear

Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, White 12" x 12" (Recollections), Early Espresso (Stampin Up); Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, Peeled Paint Distress; Accessories: Pink Shimmers Chalk, Clear Wink of Stella, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Sepia, Espresso, Black, Putty Beige, Pink Rose, Nectar, Olive Green, Jasmine, Goldenrod, Yellow Ochre, Chocolate, Cool Greys 20%, 70%, 90%, Scotch Mounting Tape, glue dots, die cutting machine, button, Ivory Burlap String (May Arts)

Instructions: Card measures 6" x 6". Cut white cardstock 6" x 12", score at 6" and fold to make card base. Cut Early Espresso 6" x 6" and glue to card base. Cut 6" x 6" card panel from Monkeying Around Paper Collection, trim 1/8" off all 4 sides and die cut center with large rounded square die from Cut Mat Create 2A Set. Ink all edges with Peeled Paint Ink. Set aside.

On Solar White with Onyx Black Ink stamp relaxing monkey from Relaxin' Monkey Set. Color with pencils and mineral spirits. Add pink chalk to monkey's "cheeks". Trim image down to fit behind card panel window and tape to back so image appears as pictured. Add card panel/image to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape.

On Solar White with Onyx Black Ink stamp palm tree, flowers (Palm Tree & Monkey Set) and palm branches (Monkeying Around Set). Color with pencils and mineral spirits and die cut with matching dies. Add tree and flowers as shown with Scotch Mounting Tape and glue branches behind flowers. Trim sentiment from paper collection, ink edges with Peeled Paint Ink, curl using a pencil and add as pictured with glue. Add Fuzzy Navel Prills to flower centers using Designer Dries Clear Glue. Once dry, paint flowers and prills with Clear Wink of Stella.

 Thread twine in button, tie bow on back and add to top right of card using glue dots.