Thursday, January 28, 2016

Inspiration mosaic stamp set

Hello there,
Well as you can see, I haven't blogged in quite health issues took over.

However, I just found out that Melanie mentioned me in her newest video about her stamp set Inspiration Mosaic! Truly truly one of my most favorite stamp sets EVER!
If you scroll down my sidebar you will see GKD-Melanie. From there you will see my cards created with only Melanie's sets.....keep scrolling and you will see a lot of cards I made with the Inspiration set....I can't believe the dates these posts were done! Time has flown by .....looking at them myself has me wanting to create more (-:

I've totally forgotten how to link, add pictures, do the HTML text thingy....but I'll figure it out!
Hope you check my cards out and find something that inspires you...

Best wishes

Monday, September 29, 2014

A Getting to Know You Blog Hop

WOW, I've been gone a few months and forgot all the "little" details in blogging the codes and how to post using auto publish...which I totally messed up! This was supposed to have gone live at 8 am today and here I am checking my blog at 10pm only to see nothing trying this again...

A few weeks a dear friend of mine emailed to ask if I would like to participate in this hop...well it was perfect timing since I was trying to get it together to get back into blogging again. So many thanks to my dear friend Olga Jewell and I hope you get the chance to pop over and visit her awesome blog. She is super uber talented and is THE master with Heartfelt Creations!

Now the questions for the hop:

What am I working on?

I do work fulltime with a very long commute so crafting is done in brief spurts. I used to craft way into the night but guess I'm getting too old for I just dont want to get out of the bed if I pull an all-nighter of crafting. Currently I'm working on a mixed media canvas that is giving me a fit! Wish I had more talent in painting!!!

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

OK. I had to look up "genre" LOL...i don't do a lot of embellishments usually so I think everyone else's cards are amazing..and I dont do CAS very well....I love to color! that's my thing!

Why do I create what I do?

Well, it used to be I created whatever the theme or requirements were for the Design Teams that I was blessed to have been a member. Now I create things that I hope will be a blessing, encouragement or just bring a smile to someone....

How does my creative process work?

hmmmm, so many things can set me off wanting to dabble in them...unfortunately this also kicks in my obsessive-compulsive nature to have everything that particular craft requires...ex: try a Pan Pastel - loved them so must have them all ! love Copics...took me 2 years but I now have them ALL (and most with a refill)... so in recent years I've tried (failed) to reel it in some...right now its colors and flowers - in mixed media. Love it plus I'm using up some of the mountain of scraps that bury me in my craft room!

Do I have a favorite tool that I cant live without?

Absolutely! ALL of them! for real - depends on the mood LOL am I into punches that day or layering or ribbon or fancy background... so pull out the 50+ spellbinders (told ya OCPersonality) or watercoloring or stamping or or get the idea! Must have it all or nothing!

So I hope I havent scared you off!!

Now I am offering up the following friends to join in this hop so we can learn more about them, should they so choose:

Jennie Harper
Patti Painter
Mary Anne Keleman
Theresa Pollack
Geri Utterback
Brenda Turner
Carla Suto
Caroline Duncan
Jennifer Scull

Hugs to all and thanks again Olga for helping me ease back into blogland

Friday, September 19, 2014

Working on a Comeback (-:

Hi there anyone out there who still knows me (-:
Been gone for so long...

God has answered so many prayers in our family...
Our youngest grandaughter has been told her cancer is in remission !
My motherinlaw passed away fairly suddenly at 93 and we were blessed to have just spent a week with her only two weeks earlier...
I had surgery which went extremely well and I'm back to work

Looks like life is returning to normal....thank you Lord (-:
and I've been getting in some crafting
Funny how I feel like a beginner but it's coming back

Hope to have a post of "something" soon
Hugs to all and I've sure missed our blogland,

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Lots of Love for Lauryn

Lots of Love for Lauryn
I wish I could hug everyone involved in this! Truly thank you....these images are precious! Sponsors are so very generous for the card drive and for everyone participating in the card hop - a heartfelt thank you!....just don't have words to describe the happy tears!

1 Peter 4:19

Truly humbled by your love and support ....

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Need prayer

Hello everyone,
I'm sorry I haven't posted here...have been trying to post updates on Facebook and not even thinking about my  blog....but need prayer.

My youngest grandaughter, Lauryn Hope Newsome, was diagnosed with Leukemia this past Thursday. It was caught very quickly. She was admitted straight to Children's Hospital in DC the same day the leukemia was discovered. She is 2 years old.

There is a Facebook page setup called Fight On Little Lauryn that has all the details. She began her chemo treatment yesterday and is doing as well as she can considering what chemo does to her little body....please lift her up in prayer....

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Alumni February Hop


The winner of the February blog hop was chosen from Alissa's blog. 
Congratulations to Jackie Fisher!!!!!

Please send an email to Emma Lou at and write "Winner of February Alumni Hop" in the subject line to claim your gift certificate!

Thanks to everyone who hopped with us and for your sweet comments! I really appreciate each and every comment! Come back on the last Tuesday of the month for another blog hop and another round of inspiration. Have a great rest of the weekend!



Welcome to our February Alumni Hop...
Our Hop is open from Feb 24 through Feb 28th at midnight. Please leave a comment as you hop along on each designer's blog. The winner will be randomly chosen from all the comments and will receive a$25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations! The winner will be announced by noon on Sat, March 1st ...

Now you should have come from the gorgeous blog of Mary Faus

then I'm next in the hop....i added the supplies down at the bottom of the post....
I love this birdie stamp!! and of course...posies!

Now you are headed to the next blog which is the wonderful blog of Amarilys Doria

Enjoy the hop - truly hope we've inspired you (-:

hugs to everyone - hope we don't get any more snow this week!
HCD 708 Decorative window scene die
HCPC 3556 Christmas Song
HCPC3303 Posy Patch
HCD701 Posy Patch Die
Spelllbinders Label 15 and foliage dies
HC Country Side Evening Collection Designer paper
SU NQN, Olive and vellum cardstock
Ink - RangersAdirondack - Denim
Viva Pearl Pen Glass effect - Blue
Copics: B12, 91...FB2...Y02, 28...E18...G43,46
Stash organdy ribbon

TTCRD Challenge Feb 25th-March 3rd

Hi There
This card is for the Team B Challenge at the TTCRD Challenge! which is always "Anything Goes"...

This week our sponsor is Digi Stamps 4 Joy

and their image I used is called Vase of Hearts
love it because its perfect for one of my favorite layouts!
Quick n easy!!
Red card stock - stash designer paper and ribbon..diecuts...done!
Copics: reds and greens and added stickles to hearts

color however you like....don,t need the Copic colors (-:



Saturday, February 15, 2014

Color Me Creative's Challenge #87

Your challenge this time is all about
~Anything Goes~

in honor of the Olympics...Russia's Saint Basils Cathedral
Color any image any way you want!
We want to see you use your Copics, ProMarkers, other alcohol markers or Colored Pencils!!

Our Fabulous Sponsor is MarkerPop


A $25 Gift Certificate to MarkerPop!!

Check out Marker Pop - they have soooo much to get the mojo going.

I love Saturated Canary! this image called Princess Honor is perfect for a card I needed to create for one of my nieces....she creates awesome stuff with the Loop thats so popular. She recently sent me some strawberries she made and I wanted to send her a special card. She and her sister are "experts" in everything to do with the Hunger I printed off the words to a song in one of them...and created this card for hope she likes it - made the hair blonde to match her's...
Colored with Copics: E00,04,07,11,18,19,35...B28,91...Y23,35...G46...YG63...R22,46
Base card stock is retired SU's Cranberry Crisp
Stash leaves and background paper
Inks: Ranger's Distress Frayed Burlap, Memento - Cottage Ivy
sentiment unknown (but a fav)

OK - hope you get to pop over to CMC and check out the DT's creations and ENTER your card in the challenge - see you there (-:

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

snow ! Snow! Snow!

Well, it's looking like it's finally our turn for a big snow!
Hoping our power stays on ...our propane was filled sometime today so at least we'll have the fireplaces...if our power goes out then we lose our landline which means no internet, bummer!

Sure hope it misses little Prius doesn't do well in snow )-:
Stay safe n warm....if anyone around us loses power (which means we did too)....just c'mon over! At least we have heat...and finally a generator enough to use stove and make a pot of soup!! And coffee!!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

TTCRD Anything Goes Challenge Feb 11-16th

Hi There
This card is for the Team B Challenge at the TTCRD Challenge! which is always "Anything Goes"...
This week the sponsor is Eureka Stamps

I used their adorable image called Love Sick Dinosaur
The base cardstock is from Paper Temptress and I love it - has its own sparkle - its called Blumarino.
The background was created on white cardstock using mixed-media technique with Dylusion sprays, stencils and bleach. Colored with Copics V00, 06, 09...BV01 and of course...stickles!

Hope to see you in the challenge!
 Add us to your list since we are ANYTHING GOES!!
and lets hope no more snow!!!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Through the Craftroom Door Magazine!

Through The Craft Room Door magazine -February Issue is now available for you to enjoy ! The current issue features 14 tutorials, awesome articles, 60+ card inspirations, Craft Room and so much more. Plus 9 Free digi' for you to create with! Finish the crossword puzzle for a chance to win Spellbinders Dies. Come on and join the fun!

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

Visit Through the Craftroom Door

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Color Me Creative's Challenge #86

NEW CHALLENGE #86 will run thru Feb 14th!!
The theme is "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"

Our Fabulous Sponsor is Dilly Beans Stamps

Three (3) Digis from Dilly Beans Stamps

Dilly Beans images are unique and so fun to color - love those big eyes!

Copics: E00,4,11,18...W1,3,7,9...G12,24,28...V06,9,12...RV21...BG01,000
Cardstock: Black, background created using Shaving Technique, scraps 
 Viva Decor Black Pearl Pen
Sentiment unknown (but a favorite)
Glossy Accents 

Hope you were inspired to join the challenge!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Alumni January Hop

UPDATE: the winner was chosen from Loretta's blog and is Pati Peterson
Congrats Pati!
See everyone again last Tuesday in February 

Welcome to our first Alumni Hop for 2014...
Our Hop is open from January 28th through  January 31st at midnight. Please leave a comment as you hop along on each designer's blog. The winner will be randomly chosen from all the comments and will receive a$25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations!  The winner will be announced by noon on Sat, February 1st ...

now you should have come from the beautiful blog of Linda Lowe

and then I'm next in the hop...

Everything used can be purchased from Heartfelt Creations except the Copics and the retired Stampin Up cardstock..
HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers
HCD 701 Posy Patch Diecuts
HCD 711 Diecut
Copics: Y06,15...V04,9,12...BV000,8,11,13...100
Viva 3D Stamp paint - Violet Metallic, Rosa Metallic
Gala Glitz - Purple, Blue
Cardstock - Country Side Evening Collection, white and StampinpU retired Vintage Violet

Now you are off to the next stop in the hop - the fabulous blog of Caroline Duncan

Really hope we were able to inspire you!


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

TTCRD "Anything Goes" Challenge Jan 21-27th

Hi There
This card is for the Team B Challenge at the TTCRD Challenge! which is always "Anything Goes"...
for my card I used one of my FAV images from Phindy's Place called Birdie ...

kept my card vintage...using black cardstock and scrap pieces from Graphics 45, lightly sponged edges of image with Ranger's Distress Burlap, colored image with Copics E00, 11, 13, 21, 93, 95 and pop of B21 on bird...stash ribbon, tickets, brads, piece of cut cs from spellbinder to just grab stuff out of the stash boxes!

Hope to see you in the challenge...our sponsor is OOZAKS!  they are absolutely awesome...have purchased most of my Copics through them...their shipping cannot be beat...super fast!


Sunday, January 19, 2014

Color Me Creative Challenge #85

Hi there

Your challenge this time is all about
Color any image with any colors but it must show texture in some fun way.
We want to see you use YOUR COPICS, ProMarkers, other alcohol markers or Colored Pencils!!
ONE $25 Gift Certificate to Paper Temptress

so for my card I tried my hand at creating a "suede" texture on this image from Magnolia...her hat, boots and skirt...with additional texture on the embossed background...
Colored with Copics: W2,4,7...C2...E00,11,31,35,37,47...B21,24,41 and colorless blender
Cardstock from PAPER TEMPTRESS (it is a gorgeous sparkly blue and the cryogen white is so smooth color on)
Ranger Distress - Frayed Burlap
Memento - summer Sky
Cuttlebug - circles
Stash burlap, ribbon, silver mini pearls

Hope you like and are challenged to try your hand at "texturing"...
See you in the challenge!


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

TTCRD "Anything Goes" Challenge - Jan 7th-13th

Kicking off 2014 with Team B over at TTCRD Challenge!
- which is always ANYTHING GOES!

This week's sponsor is the cutest...we are using images from Doodle Pantry

...and the winner will receive THREE FREE images from them...

I chose this adorable set called Cowboy Birdie...
Cowboy Birdie
what I love about Doodle Pantry is that the set comes with an image to be colored, one already colored, digi paper AND sentiments! Makes completing a card quick and that more and more these days (-:
Can use for soooo many different occasions...YEE-HAW!

Hope to see you in the challenge
Bold Blue cardstock
Copics: E04,18,21,30,47...R27,89...B21,23,24,60...Y23,28
Red Glitter pen

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Color Me Creative Challenge #84

NEW CHALLENGE #84 will run thru Jan 17th!!

Your challenge this time is all about
Hope you had a wonderful holiday & that 2014 brings you all much happiness, health and love!!  We are taking it easy with our first challenge of the New Year...Anything color any type of image any way you'd like & have fun!!
We want to see you use YOUR COPICS, ProMarkers, other alcohol markers or Colored Pencils!!

this is a favorite horse image called Mustang from Serendipity stamps that you can find HERE
I get asked for this one fairly often I keep my wood designer paper and a stash of pre-made sentiments in a folder with several of this image printed... ready to assembly is fairly frills (-:
       for this one, pull out ALL your E Copics LOL
I used E00,02,04,07,11,30,31,35,47,79

Hope to see you in the challenge
Winner will receive
ONE $10 Gift Certificate to any Digi Store of your choosing


Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop December Winner

Hello friends! Just a quick post to announce the winner of the December Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop and to thank everyone who participated in the hop (-:

The December winner was chosen from comments left on Giovana's blog ...

Chris Hunley 

Congrats Chris! 

 You can e-mail Emma Lou at , with "Winner of the December Alumni Hop" in the subject line to claim your prize of a $25 gift certificate for Heartfelt Creations.

Hugs and see you in January, on the last Tuesday, for the next hop.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Alumni December Hop

Welcome to our last hop for 2013 
(BUT we will back on the last Tuesday in January 2014 !!!)

Using Heartfelt's Christmas Card Collection paper pack, I made a winter Birthday card...
Love love love the Viva Decor's 3D Stamp paint (thanks Olga!) seems like I added it
 to almost every card I made for Christmas this year.....
and speaking of that...I SOOOOOOO ran out of time this year, even starting in September.
So, I am keeping a box of Christmas embellishments out and going to continue to work on Christmas cards the rest of January...I didnt send all the cards I usually do this past year and that's NOT going to happen to me again in 2014....I hope (-:   

Hope you are enjoying our should have come from Mary's blog

 Hop starts  Tues. December 31st and closes Fri. January 3rd at midnight. 
The winner will be chosen randomly from the comments left on all the blogs and will be announced Saturday Jan 4th by noon. 
That person will WIN a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations!
 Best of luck to you all (-:

Here are all the designers participating:

Glenda Brooks
Alissa Wells
Candy Slabaugh
Vicki Dutcher
Cibele Glazer
Selma Stevenson
Giovana Smith
Deneen Treble
Caroline Duncan
Lee Ann Barrett
Emilia van den Heuvel
Linda Loew
Mary Faus
Linda Payne - YOU ARE HERE

Wishing all a blessed New Year,

HCD 702 Corner Die from set
HCPC 3363 Inspire Me Sentiments
Heartfelt Creations Christmas Card Collection Paper Pack
Base cardstock - Olive
Viva Decor 3-D stamp paint - Gold
White pen
White mulberry paper
Stash gold ribbon

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

STV's Center Stage Spotlight Group Hop - Inspiration Challenge

Welcome Everyone,
Well, this is a hard post to write...we found out last month that this is our very last 
STV Center Stage Spotlight Group Hop...
Gina has pulled the plug on us ...out with the old and in with the new!
New ideas for STV that is...You will see some new surprises that we are sure you will enjoy...

It has been a real pleasure creating and hoping to inspire you.
 Want to thank all of you for your faithful attendance each and every month to our hops. We've made lifelong friends as teammates and we all sincerely appreciate your support and encouraging comments over all these past few years...

so now enjoy the hop... 

You should have come from the awesome blog of Kay Simmons  

For my part, I created some new cards and brought back a couple favorites!
This was our inspiration...taken at a Botanical Garden (found it on Pinterest)

First is from combination of Melanie's "Pressed Flower", "Inspiration Mosaic"
 and Theresa's "Very Merry Christmas"

Second from Melanie's "Festive Frame" set
Third from STV's Freebie Tab

Fourth from Melanie's "Hip to Be Square" set

That's it for you are headed over to the most wonderful blog of Lori McAree

and for the last time (sniff, sniff)...Make sure to leave a comment as you go along because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! Look for the announcement on Tuesday, December 24.

Best Wishes to everyone and have a blessed Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

TTCRD "Anything Goes" Challenge - Dec 17-Dec 23rd

Hi there
Welcome to another challenge from Team B of TTCRD!

Remember challenge is Always...Anything Goes!

Using one of my all time FAV digital images from Phindy's Place called Tasty Flakes.
 I make about a dozen of her every winter... 
I paper pieced her little coat on this one ...and colored the rest....

Hope to see you in the challenge,
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Color Me Creative - HOLIDAY PARTY through Jan 2nd

It's that time of year again!!! Come join Color Me Creative for some fun, games and a whole lot of PRIZES!!!!  Yep.. our annual Holiday Bash is here!!  You don't want to miss out on a chance to win some fabulous prizes so hop on over to the  CMC Holiday Bash and join in on the fun!!!  You've got ALL MONTH to join in and play and win!!!! There are soooooo many ways to win besides creating projects and there are the mooooossst fabulous sponsors giving away prizes!

Our Design Team has some awesome inspiration for you to see and we can't wait to see what you design as well!!

I chose this adorable image from Precious Moments (have had it for ages...)


Hope to see you in the challenges and games (-:
 There are soooooo many ways to win besides creating projects and there are the mooooossst fabulous sponsors giving away prizes!

Have a blessed, merry Christmas - the DT will be back kicking off 2014  with our first challenge on Jan 3rd!


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