Black Friday - Family Journal -

Nov 24, 2017

Hello Friends and welcome to Heartfelt Creations Black Friday Release.  I am thrilled at what they are bringing to you today and its been hard to keep this one a secret.

Today I am sharing with you my take on the Journal Album.  As you know i love mixed media and don't often get the chance to dig into my mists; mediums and pastes, so for this release, i thought i should try something  a little different.

Here is the work i did on the cover: -- Warning this post is photo heavy!

This album is close to my heart.  I put a lot of thought into mixed media projects. When i am searching for items to purchase and use, i look at them and wonder if they have a personal meaning for me. 

As with most mixed media projects for alot of artists. i put hours into this. I think overall; this took me about 20 hours just for the cover. This is in not including drying time and prep.  The Oval Frame; represents my circle of family.  The largest Heart is the love for my God; My Marriage; My Family; The two smaller hearts. if you can find them through the details of embellishments represent my two children. 

The clocks throughout, represent the time we have with one another as you know, time flies by so quickly and we need to cherish our time together! the gears represent the work that is done to keep this family moving; healthy and happy! 

When i first received the Black Friday product, I wanted to turn this Journal Album into my idea of a project life style Album, one that had dividers; i added stamped tags throughout, i did cut a few page protectors using my fuse and had fun adding photos from Emma Lous Family; 

I left  lots of room for Emma Lou and her family to journal; as although the cover is special to me, the album is really designed with them in mind. I kept the inside rather simple, i didnt add flowers or borders, but i did add tags, and envelopes.

I used large 4x8 tags and stamped sentiments on them, I added Avery Elle Envelopes and used extra 5x7 photos as shown here. 

through out the album are tags; Plastic Envelopes with extra papers and photos cut down to size, 

The first cover, i created a page protector for this page as i knew it would be handled the most

I love how this turned out so much, that this will be incorporated into some classes for 2018! The large 4x8 tags were added to make room for additional journaling.

I love how this turned out, if you are a class attendee of mine, look for something similar coming to a scrapbook store near you in 2018!

HCJB2 5004 3 Ring Journal Binder – White
HCJB1 5001 Daily Blessings Journal Pages
HCPC 3813 Todays Quotes Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3814 Encouragement Stamp Set
HCPC 3815 Words of Comfort Cling Stamp
1259723 Art Institute (Dries Clear)
HCDA2 450 Stack and Store Daubers

Other Products: Art Anthology Mists (Grass; peacock Feathers; sandcastle; Siesta Key) Prima -stencil; gel medium; texture paste; Art Beads; Alchemy Wax and Resin Frame; Finnabair Mechanicals; Ken Oliver Metal Clocks; Creative Embellishments Chipboard; glimmer mist; wired burlap; Fabscraps Antique Latch; tim holtz metal corners; White Embossing powder; Clear Embossing Ink; White Gesso; WE R Fuse and page protectors; We r Tab punch; Avery Elle Plastic 5x7pockets; Cowboy Glaze

Instructions: Begin to prep the album by using gesso on front and back of the album, I also did the inside cover on both to protect the inside from all the spray. Once dry, apply texture paste using your favorite stencil. I used the morocco one from prima. Once dry, decide on your cover, how you will lay out your embellishments, I started with the oval frame in center, then I built around it, securing it all with gel medium. I attached my album closure under the fabscraps latch on the front of the cover, and I used gel medium here too. I let this dry overnight as I wanted to be sure it was completely dry before I went onto the mists.

Begin with your mist starting with your darkest color of the blues which is siesta key; add in grass and peacock feathers, feel free to dilute with water. I used sand castle underneath all my embellishments to create shadows. Heat set in between layers of color to make it permanent. When you are happy with the look; add your title. I then went over with alchemy wax to highlight and used cowboy glaze to add extra depth in some spots.

 For inside of album; I used the Daily Blessing Journal Page set and adhered two sheets together to create a sturdy page. Adhering photos both 4x6 and some 5x7 and leaving room for Emma Lou to journal on. I added 4x8 tags stamping sentiments on them as well as A 2 craft envelopes with stamped sentiments throughout the album. I cut out large sentiments from pages I didn’t use in the pack and a couple of these I used the fuse to create smaller flip pockets. I used the We r tab punch to add tab dividers to each page. For more photos please drop on by my blog here:

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!