Friday, February 28, 2014

Capture the moment!

I think capturing life's little moments is such a great idea. And there's nothing better than a handmade mini album. It would be so fun to sit back and flip through the pictures and re-live those captured little moments.

When I received a pack of gorgeous Bo Bunny papers from Craftslane, I knew these bright papers would be perfect for a little happy mini to capture the everyday life.

This gorgeous Bo Bunny paper had 4 (6"X6") panels on a single 12"X12" sheet and was perfect for this 6"X6" mini. The patterns are awesome and do not even require a whole lot of embellishments. I just used a few stamped and fussy cut flowers, colored with distress inks. By the way, do you know Craftslane also stocks the whole range of Distress Inks now at unbeatable prices?








These papers are so bright and happy and all that they need now are some pretty pictures :)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday Inspiration!

I am back with sharing some pretty-ness using the February release from Heartfelt Creations. The purple in the collection really appeals to me so much :)

I did this pretty layout with a sweet picture of Aadya from our recent trip to Panchgani and used the sketch at C'est Magnifique February Challenge






Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC 

HCDP1 240 Raindrop on Roses Paper Collection
HCPC 3500 Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCD 743   Raindrop on Roses Die
HCD 727   Vintage Floret Die
HCD 712   Bella Rose Die
159223    Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
459222    Paper Blossoms Tool Kit

Other Products Used 

Tombow Multi Mono Glue, Silver glitter, Unity ink, Distress Ink(Milled Lavender, Peeled Paint), chipboard bird cage

Instructions

1. Start with a beautiful 12X12 paper from the Raindrops on Roses collection with a 5X7 picture panel. 2. Adhere the photo inside the panel. 
3. Die cut and stamp flowers using the Vintage Floret stamps and die. Ink them with Milled Lavender Distress Ink and mold them into roses by following the video tutorial here
4. Die cut leaf clusters using the Bella Rose die and ink them up with peeled paint distress ink. Mist a little with water and scrunch the leaves a little. Let dry. Lightly glitter the swirls for more interest.
5. Die cut decorative doily from the Raindrop and roses collection and cut it in half.
6. Paint the chipboard bird cage using white acrylic paint and then add hints of glitter on it. Tie a little bow using some twine.
7. Cut of “Cherish” and “”Everyday Moments” tags from the Raindrops and Roses collection. 
8. Now that all the elements are ready, arrange and adhere them as shown in the picture.


I love how this turned out. It was a lot of work but worth it. Don't forget to visit the HC blog for some fabulous design team inspiration.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Wednesday !

Hello,

I have another sweet and simple card featuring the February release - Raindrops on Roses collection. I love those muted purples and greens together and the stamp line is so amazing along with 2 very versatile dies :)



Products Used:
HCPC 3586 Raindrops on Roses Birthday PreCut Set
HCD 743 Raindrops on Roses Die
282873 Tombow Dual Brush Marker

Project Instructions:
Other Products: Tombow Multi Mono Glue, Versamark Ink, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Distress Ink (Victorian Velvet, Milled Lavender, Peeled Paint), 3D Foam Dots.
Instructions: Start by folding a A4 size grey card stock in half to create a A5 size card base. Die cut 4 pieces of the decorative shape from Raindrops on Roses die. Lightly ink up the edges with Milled Lavender distress ink. Adhere to the card base to make it look like a background. Stamp the Raindrop on Roses Birthday background with versa mark ink on white card stock and heat emboss using white embossing powder. Ink up the background with Milled lavender distress ink. Using a brush marker, quickly colour in the flowers and leaves with Victorian Velvet and Peeled Paint distress ink. Layer the embossed panel on black card stock. Die cut a decorative doily shape from the Raindrop on Roses die. Cut it in half. Snip along the swirls on each half carefully and attach them to the top and bottom of the embossed and layered panel. Adhere to the background with some foam adhesive.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday - February Release!

Hello Friends!
We are pleased to introduce the Raindrops on Roses Collection.
The decorative and intricacy of this die will enable you to create frames, borders, and endless opportunities for layering with your favorite images. Pick up the classic image stamps to create a stunning masterpiece. These background, accents and sentiment stamps will add a delightful classic touch to every project you create.
The Raindrops on Roses paper pack is loaded with saturated greens and purples and sprinkled with colorful clusters of roses. Card panels, 6x6 sheets, colored tags and journaling blocks will add the finishing touches to your projects.
Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations Blog by February 18th to be entered to win the entire collection valued at $175.93.

Here is a pocket card that I created with this collection,




Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC 

HCDP1 240 Raindrop on Roses Paper Collection
HCPC 3584 Lady Rosalie PreCut Set
HCPC 3500 Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCD 743 Raindrop on Roses Die
HCD 712 Vintage Floret Die

Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit

Other Products Used 

Tombow Multi Mono Glue, Pearls, Momento Black ink, Distress Ink(Victorian Velvet), black ribbon

To make the wallet/pocket card, start with a A4 size card stock, score at 3” and then at 8.25”. Fold along the scores to make it look like a wallet. Glue the sides on the 3” score to create the pocket. Sewing will reinforce the pockets. Cut pattern paper to size and adhere on all the sides.Stamp and die cut flowers from the Vintage  Floret Collection. Color with distress ink and mold them to shape. Add a hint of glitter and pearl to the centre. Die cut ornamental corner and circle from the Raindrop on roses collection. Cut the ornamental circle in half and arrange on the edge of the opening flap. Stamp the sentiment on one of the journaling cards. Arrange the ornamental corner, flowers and sentiment on the opening flap.

For the inside, cut some tags from card stock. Adorn them with ribbon, left over bits of paper and flowers and tuck in the pocket.

Tie the whole card together with ribbon.


Don't forget to visit the HC Blog for the release video and tons of inspiration!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

You hold the key to my heart!

I love this month. I love the fact that people go out of their way to find that unique and perfect gift for their someone special. I have been making so many of these pretty albums (they are such a cute gift to give away :)) in the past few days..and well I will share them one at a time here on the blog :)

      



 


I used a mix of papers from different brands(MME, Echo Park, Simple Stories, Crate Paper) and a whole lot of pockets and tags to make this mini a little special.

Had a great a time making it and now I am off to make some more :)



Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration!

It's time again for some awesome Heartfelt Creations inspiration. We are doing a blog hop with The Robin's Nest today and got to choose a few of their products to work with. I used some of their rub-ons to create this quotation frame.




Loved working with some black and gold here. Find complete project instructions on the HC blog today along with some fabulous design team samples.

Have a good day friends!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

MDF Albums MOM & LOVE

I worked on some pretty MDF alphabet albums from Craftslane for the first time last night :)
A little challenging for me as I normally work with A4 and 12X12 size books, but then what's the fun without a challenge :D
These little pretties measure 4" in height and the length depends on the number of alphabets you choose. There are a lot of pre-made ones available at Craftslane but the fun part is that you can get one customised for the word or name you like :)


I worked on a MOM album and here's how it looks.



A space for a picture on the right side.




Space for more pictures on both right & left side


I kept this one simple with a few sentiments and lot of space for photos and journaling. I used some amazing Kaisercraft and DCWV papers from the Craftslane store to cover the MDF album and an assortment of mulberry flowers to decorate.

Since I was having so much fun with these and since this month is all about love, I had to make a LOVE album.








And here are both the pretties together :)

Give these pretties a try, they are fun and make for a cute little gift.

Entering the LOVE album in the PPS February Challenge - All About Love.



Saturday, February 1, 2014

Love Message Book!

I made this real romantic and pretty book for a couple on commission in the beginning of this month. I love the cover of this, one of my favorites in recent times :)




I loved making those flowers using Heartfelt Creations Die and my Jenni Bowlin Ink Pads(Chewing Gum and Cough Syrup).  The pattern paper is from the DCWV stack-Be Mine.

I wish I could show you the inside pages (they are gorgeous, believe me :D) but since they have personal messages of the couple, I can not.

Just looking at this cover puts me in the Valentine mood :)

Are you getting ready for the LOVE day?

Entering this romantic album for Lulupu Challenge#25 - Oh so LOVE-ly and Itsy Bitsy Picture Bingo Challenge (I used the top row - Pattern Paper, ribbons and ink pads)