Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Heartfelt Clean and Simple

Hello bloggers. I am trying my hand at clean and simple this week. I have never been very good at it, but every now and again I give it a try. I thought the Blushing Rose Collection image called 
Blushing Rose Swirls was so pretty I didn't want to take away from it.  I colored it with the Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, what a zinger of a name, huh! They are wonderful to work with and there are quite a few tutorials out there for them. I am loving them so far! I stamped the image with Versamark and used white embossing powder. Something new for me with water coloring and I think the look is fantastic.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and you can find complete instructions on the
 Heartfelt Creations Blog, along with tons of inspiration from my teammates.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Blushing Rose Release

Hello bloggers, how are you today? This release is an addition to last months Classic Rose and it is called Blushing Rose Collection from Heartfelt Creations of course! I love this one and once again our monthly author divine, Tracey, has written an exquisite description for this one. I truly think this girl should write a book or at least some poetry. Every month her words thrill us all. Aren't we lucky?

Imagine a pristinely decorated, old fashioned parlor filled with charming antiques, vintage wallpaper and the finest assembling of handsome rose patterned china offering up delectable treats and deliciously fragrant tea!  Amidst the refreshments, and scattered throughout the quarters you are drawn to lavish rose bouquets in every color imaginable, plucked from the pristine rose garden just outside the elegantly draped garden doors. As you glance around it is clear that this exquisite sitting room has been adorned for a very special occasion!  Heartfelt Creations invites you to sit, relax and indulge as they unveil the new Blushing Rose Collection!  Soft in hues and striking in patterns, this newest rose themed release will have you reminiscing of old fine bone china, lace tablecloths, and elegantly wallpapered sitting rooms.  Delicate images of swirling roses, fluttering butterflies and vintage scripted postcards nestled among old fashioned wallpaper like stripes, beautiful brocades and decorative lace accents have been gently set against calming tones of pale yellows, mixed blends of greenish blues, and soft lilacs.  The delicate, illustrations of rose clusters and single stemmed roses found within the cling stamp sets will bring back memories of the ravishing patterns on Grandma’s finest tableware that were kept behind glass and only made an appearance for the grandest of occasions.  Paired together with the coordinating stamps, the ornate dies in this collection will allow you to create enamoring rose motif die cuts perfect for all of your paper crafting needs.  A large focal background stamp, along with a full assembling of all occasion sentiments are the perfect window dressings to complete your soft and romantic vintage style rose themed creations. We invite you to enjoy the finest in paper crafting as we present the Blushing Rose Collection!

So here you go, my inspiration gathered from this bounty of gorgeous stamps and dies. Enjoy!

Here's a close-up of this wonderful image, oooh, ahhhhh, sigh.......

Thanks for joining me today and remember to fly on over to the HC Blog for all the rosy goodness and complete instructions for each and every project.

Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Heartfelt Happy Anniversary

Hello bloggers! Hope you're off to a great start today. It's been so beautiful here the past few days I can hardly believe it's fall. I am hoping this isn't what they call "Indian Summer", way too early for that. Whatever it is I'll take it! I used the Chameleon markers for this image, love the violet colors. Anything that is even closely related to purple sets my heart all aflutter! I hope you enjoy my creation for today, made with the Classic Rose Collection from Heartfelt Creations.

Thanks for stopping in today and remember you can find complete instructions for my cards, plus a lots of my teammates wonderful work on the HC Blog.
Come back soon
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday Roses

Hi bloggers. Well now that fall is officially here and the dredded"W" word is around the corner, I needed to mark something bright and cheerful. This Classic Rose collection from Heartfelt Creations is certainly the way to cheer myself up! I adore the color range in this paper pad this month, it has something for everyone. I chose to color my roses this time with the Chameleon markers I was gifted and went with pretty peach tones. Still in the fall color family, but not quite the full blown maple and oak leaves, acorns, cranberries, pumpkins, squash, etc. I love all those things, don't get me wrong, just can't wrap my head around the fact that summer is over (sad face). I hope you enjoy my card today, no fall and all! Oh yeah, I forgot, I threw a butterfly in there for good measure.

You can find complete instructions for this card on the HC Blog and lots of wonderful inspiration from my teammates, so be sure to check them out.

Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Heartfelt Wednesday Inspiration

Hello bloggers. I have another sample from the Classic Rose Collection from Heartfelt Creations.
This time I've gone with traditional red roses. My Mother loves roses and had gorgeous ones in California, but never to get them to grow beautifully after moving to Wisconsin. Bless her heart, she never gave up. So I am hoping she can see the ones I make from paper in her honor. I hope you enjoy my rose inspiration for you today.

Make sure to stop over to the Heartfelt Creations Blog today for a ton more projects to inspire you.

Thanks so much for stopping in today.
Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose Release

Hello bloggers. Guess what day it is?..................RELEASE DAY!
I'm mean who doesn't love a rose! These are a new and improved version of the vintage rose of a few years back with tons more petals and super ease of die cutting. Announcing the
 Classic Rose Collection from Heartfelt Creations.
Beautiful in color, exquisite in fragrance, and ever so dignified, the rose is one of the most coveted flowers found in chic bouquets, or carefully tended flower gardens.  Breathtaking in bud form, as a blossom gently opening, or in full bloom, it is a flower that calls attention to itself and beckons you to pause and quietly reflect upon its elegance.  Heartfelt Creations invites you to stop, fall quiet and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the new Classic Rose Collection!  Filled with delicate illustrations of roses ranging from buds, to full blossoms, rose wreaths and flower filled vines, the three cling stamp sets and coordinating dies included in this assembling will have you building gorgeous rose gardens filled with varying sizes of dimensional flowers as realistic as those found in nature themselves.  The captivating decorative paper collection will whisk you away to perfectly manicured rose filled grounds, serene meadows where brooks babble and wild roses hold their heads high, and alluring views from charming old world buildings clad in weathered brick and vining florals.  The handsome color palette of regal purples, deep brick like reds, rich corals and leafy greens filled with delicate swirls, stunning brickwork and floral patterns, along with tender handwritten script are among just a few of the magnificent elements found within this graceful paper assembling. So join us as we slow down, enjoy the view and take some time to linger and smell the roses.   

Our resident descriptive writer extradonaire, Tracey, has gone and given you a little trip to paradise with her words, oh how I love that girl!!
I have a bit of a change-up with my coloring. This month I will be featuring Chameleon markers for all my colored images. We are having a cross promotion this month and I was one of those who were gifted a set to try. Just love presents! Let me know what you think of my yellow roses colored with these markers.

Here's a close-up of the rose stamp, it's sooooo pretty!

Thanks for joining me today for this extraordinary release. Make sure to stop in at the HC Blog for lots of pretty Inspiration.

Hugs, Maureen

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Heartfelt Christmas Tag

Hi bloggers, did you all have a great long weekend? I was canning Salsa! Absolutely nothing like homemade, yummy. Today I have a tag for you that uses the Snow Kissed Collection from
 Heartfelt Creations, but I tweaked it a little to look vintage. I taught a Copic class some time ago that had three different ways to color snow, blue gray, & vintage, which is what I colored this little guy. I made a wreath from the little branch that comes in the Gift Box and Mini Snowflakes Die. I thought it sort of reminded me of Mistletoe. I used one of the Creative Embellishments chipboard words to add to the center of it, after coating it with Gesso & then some Distressed rock candy glitter.
I hope you enjoy my tag & you can get the complete instructions on the HC Blog.

Here's a close-up of the wreath, love it!

Thanks for stopping by today and come back next week for our new release!

Hugs, Maureen