Crop and Cruise with Me and Heartfelt Creations

Nov 18, 2017

Hello Friends

Well, have you ever had an idea; or maybe a dream of doing something you thought never possible?

I have always wondered what it would be like to do a Cruise and Crop; i have always thought about it and it wasnt until a class attendee put a bug in my ear, that i thought i should maybe look into it and see whats involved.

So, i did just that, of course, i had to get permission from Heartfelt Creations as they are sponsoring door prizes for this event.  I wanted to make sure it was ok to do something of this magnitude; to be able to use their name and logo;  And they told me to go for it! So, i did!

I have been waiting on confirmation from Royal and I can say, it is booked thanks to the ladies over at Cruise and Crop I am ready to go! Maybe you have always wanted to take a class with me and because of where you live, you havent had that opportunity? Well, now you do!

Come and join me on a 9 day, 8 night Cruise Aboard the Adventure of the Seas with Royal Caribbean; Feb 2019. I will be teaching 3 Heartfelt Creations Classes on Sea Days and you will have the rest of the days to enjoy at your leisure.

I would love to have you join me!

If you are looking for information, please click on the above image and it will take you right to the 
Cruise and Crop website where all the information is located!

If you have any questions, you can drop me a line below and i will try and be as helpful as i can.

Looking forward to seeing you!


Where there is Love- Heartfelt Creations:

Nov 15, 2017

Hi Friends I am continuing this week with a project using the new Heartfelt Love from Heartfelt Creations and I have a water color card to share with you.

I brought out my sewing machine for this card and created a paper ribbon border from the Heartfelt Border die by cutting it out three times, attaching end to end and folding on .25 increments; attaching and sewing to the bottom of my card, i love the way it looks. 

The little hearts in the small border die is perfect to create some shaker confetti. 

Happy Scrapping

HC PRODUCTS USED                              
HCPC 3805 Forever Love Background Cling Stamp
HCD1 7161 Sweetheart Borders Die
HCD1 7162 Eyelet Hearts Die
HCPC 3753 Classic Rose Vines Cling Stamp
HCD1 7111 Classic Rose Vines Die
HCPC 3769 Wildwood Florals Cling Stamp
HCD1 7125 Wildwood Florals Die
HCD1 7155 Circle Basics Large Die
HCD1 743 Raindrops on Roses Die
GBKK811B1 Clear Cardstock
PGM 15015 Rajni Chawlas Crystal Clear
1259723 Art Institute (Dries Clear)
HCS1 457 3 Pastel Bead Stamens Medium
HCST1-401- Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit
HCDA2 450 Stack and Store Daubers

Other Products: 
OTHER PRODUCTS Canson water color paper; Black Archival Ink; Coffee Archival Ink; White cardstock; Foam Adhesive; Diamond Dust; Shaker glitter; sewing machine and white thread; Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers; Cracked Pistachio; masking tape

VIDEO LINKS: For more tips on creating with the Heartfelt Love collection, watch the tutorial at
For more tips on creating with the Wildwood Cottage collection, watch the tutorial at
Card Base is 5.5 x 6.5 on canson water color paper. Tape off the edges of your background paper with masking tape so we will have a white outline when we are done.  Do a smooshing technique with the two distress inks using peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio. But do one ink color at a time and heat set in between colors.  Take your ink and smoosh it on your craft mat; spritz with mater and spread the card base across it, look at your background heat set; then do again with both inks until you are happy with background color.

Ink the background stamp with black archival ink and stamp in the middle of the card base as shown. Stamp a second time on a second piece of canson water paper and cut out using the circle die. Do same smooshing technique to this piece as well. Cut the raindrops on roses on white card and a circle ring to create the top of the shaker.

3 Using the small heart border in the Eyelet hearts set, cut out three times and use this as part of the shaker confetti in the shaker part of the card. Assemble the shaker card once you have cut out a matching circle in clear cardstock. I did add a bit of diamond dust and shaker glitter.

 To make the border ruffle, I cut three of the border from the sweethearts border die; attached all three together end to end to make one long ribbon piece. Folded in .25 inch increments and placed on bottom of the base.  I then put through my sewing machine and sewed it on the bottom of the card. Wrap the end around to the back. Secure with adhesive.

Flowers: Cut and stamp 2 sets of the 9 set wildwood florals on canson water color paper using coffee ink; and stamp two sets of the classic rose vine. Cut out, color vine with cracked pistachio distress ink and the florals with peacock feathers. Pierce the center of the florals to add the stamen from the medium pastel set using the white. Mold your leaves and flowers, add stamens and complete card as shown, Detail with crystal clear and diamond dust.