Monday, September 18, 2017

Adulting is Hard!


Hey all, it's Katie.  We all know the Fall Coffee Hop is here!  Woohoo!  I have a fun fall card just for the occasion and here it is. 



This pretty much says it all doesn't it?!  Yep, I think so. 

This card was so fun to make.  I used a fun variety of products many of which I got straight from the THD Store.  I used some Lawn Fawn Perfect Plaid Fall Pack along with some Pebbles Paper.  I inked up this cute (and mad) kitty from Your Next Stamp- Coffee Right Meow.  I coupled it with Sugar Pea Designs Coffee Words Die and Perfect Blend.  The enamel dots were just the right finish.  

I am entering this into the current Your Next Stamps Sketch Challenge.   It is also perfect for the current THD mood board!




Have fun coffee hopping and thanks for the visit! 

Friday, September 15, 2017

2017 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!



I'm excited to share that  The Heart Desires is a super sponsor again for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  Please join along for fun, creativity, inspiration and tons of prizes!


Here is my card for the hop!


I used lawn fawn fall paper, a waffle flower die and a whole bunch of copics on this card.



To celebrate the hop, my birthday and my favorite time of year, we are having a sale!  Use code 2017FallCoffeeHop at checkout and receive 15% off your total purchase.

I hope you all have a lot of fun hopping and shopping this week!

Thanks for stopping by!
Tonya

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

CHALLENGE 15 WINNERS & More Challenge 16 Inspiration

First thing's first.  The random.org winner of the $10 gift certificate to the store is #23 Anita in France!  Please write to info@theheartdesires.com within 7 days to request your code.

Now on to the design pics.  What an amazing set of entries we had to choose from. So many different styles and soooooooooo inspiring!

The winner is #5 Dana Kirby (@dkirbystamps)!  Dana, your layout and colors are what caught my eye immediately. And then the black sentiment set off by the sequins and drawing my eye to the flamingos beak.  Just stunning!  Congrats!


The honorable mentions wowed us too. Congratulations in order of entry to #3 I Card Everyone, #11 Deanne K, #16 Vijaylaxmi Siyal, and #26 DarnellEveryone, please grab a badge from the top tab if you like.



We hope you all join in the fun and inspire us again! There's still plenty of time to join in our current challenge #16 which runs through September 30. Hope to see you there!






Monday, September 11, 2017

Grateful





Kimberly with you today, hopefully enticing you to join our challenge with this simple fall inspired card!

I thought it would be pretty neat to stamp swipes of color behind a gold embossed vellum leaf. I started stamping with the largest "swoosh" image from the Flora and Fauna Textures Clear Stamp Set on separate piece of cardstock.  I selected some bright hybrid Hero Arts Ink colors: Lemon Yellow (Shadow ink) Green Apple, Tangerine, Strawberry, and Caramel. The base card is Key Lime from Memory Box.  On clear vellum, I gold embossed the Concord and 9th Leaf from the Lace Leaf Clear Stamp Set in Ranger Gold Embossing powder. The grateful die is from the Concord and 9th Grateful Leaf Die Set.

I based my coloring on the current Challenge #16 amazing images and vibrant colors. I sure hope that you are as excited as we are about the AMAZING inspiration challenge boards that The Heart Desires has, the MORE than amazing DT creations.

 I look forward to seeing you join us in the Gallery!!


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Masculine Holiday

Happy September THD fans!  You know how the holidays arrive earlier and earlier every year (or at least that's how it seems, especially as you age...), well for once I have made a seasonal card long before the holidays even hit the shelves!  I was inspired by our current challenge that began yesterday!  Masculine cards are hard, but Tonya has a great selection of papers, dies, and ephemera to pull together a great man's card!


Once I started cutting the Flora & Fauna Bus & Camper Dies, I couldn't stop.  I have 4 cards already completed and 6 more in the works featuring these die cuts, which are amazing and so versatile-- you can see my fall version at the challenge page!  Check back at my blog or Instagram for the others inspired by our challenge and products in the Heart Desires store!


The Concord & 9th tree ring will never get old-- stamped in Unicorn White and heat embossed on kraft, then fussy cut and layered with the rest of the die cuts and ephemera.  The fun wood saw is available in the store from Richard Garay's Lumberjack series.

The Jen Hadfield paper pack Warm & Cozy supplied all the plaids and woodgrain patterned papers.  Don't you love the Splendid Stag from Newton's Nook cut in the brown plaid?


Tonya has a great selection of Brushos, another technique I love used here on Ranger watercolor paper and die cut.


I featured the Carta Bella Autumn series Washi tape (the same design can be found in the paper pack) and wrapped it all up with the Neat & Tangled envelope die.  Tonya has a great selection of Neat and Tangled, but this die is only available as an exclusive at their site.



That's a wrap!  Hope I've helped inspire you to get a head start on holiday cards! 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Heart Desires Challenge 16


Fall is nearly upon us and I am so ready! I love everything about the season: the changing of the colors, little animals stuffing their faces in preparation for winter (yeah, that's my excuse), harvest, crisp mornings and warm afternoons, just everything about it. Come celebrate with us and join in the fun!

When you post your entries, feel free to tag us on social media!
#thdchallenge, #theheartdesiresstore


Deanne, Challenge Winner
(using Altenew Peony stamp set, SugarPea Designs Chatterbox Sentiments and SugarPea Designs Celebrate)



Kimberly

(using SugarPeas Designs Fall FoxStitched Flag DiesZig Zag Stitch Rectangle DieCarta Bella Autumn 6x6 PaperPebbles Jen Hadfield Warm and Cozy 6x6 PaperVersafine Black Onyx Ink)

Lenae

(using SugarPea Designs Nuts About You and Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Fall 6x6 Paper)


Monday, September 4, 2017

Fruity Colorful Fun


Oh, happy fall day!  Toni here with you sharing a super fun and fruitilicious card with lots of Waffle Flower and Lawn Fawn.

I started out with a smooshed panel using Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon, Mowed Lawn, and Tumbled Glass.  I cut it out using Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop Portrait.  The grass is also cut from the smooshed panel (the not as pretty part but perfect for the LF Simple Grassy Hillsides die). I mounted this on a LF Stitched Cloud Portrait die base that I stenciled over with Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade and one of the new Carta Bella Magical Plaid stencils. Once the background was set, including adding the LF Picket Fence at the last minute, I added in the Waffle Flower Fruity Thank You images then finished the card off with a sentiment from Jump for Joy stamped onto an Everyday Sentiment Banner die.

I hope you enjoy your day as much as she is!

Monday, August 28, 2017

May the Forest be with You





Hello and Happy Monday!  It's Amy here with you today sharing a fun project that features SugarPea Designs.  Have you seen the Easily A'Moose'd set?!  Oh, it cracks me up!  Love the different sentiments and the cute lil guys.

I started with the Harlequin Cover Plate as my base.  I used my embossing pad so rather than die cutting it, it made a beautiful textured background.


All the images and sentiment have been stamped with Versafine Onyx on Ranger Watercolor paper and colored with Zig Clean Color markers.

I hope you have an amazing week!



Monday, August 21, 2017

Cheer Up!

Ever heard that saying, "someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed!"  Well it is true, sometimes it just happens and you can't explain it.  Today I woke up a little crabby but you know what, all is better now 'cause I did a little crafting!!!  The best part is, now I can cheer someone else up too....



Here is my card for this week featuring some Paper Smooches and Avery Elle That Bites stamp set.  Pretty clean and simple for me.  I stamped the swished to represent the water.  I colored this little Angler fish and used a neon gel pen to add the green.  Because you know these guys glow in the deep depths of the sea right?  That is how they attract their prey.  Creepy, but super cool.  

The lesson today is that if you are in a bad mood, sometimes the little things (crafting, receiving a card, spending time with friends and family, laughter) can cheer you up instantly.  Give it a try! 

Thanks for the visit today!  Feel free to visit me on my blog as well- www.kbstamps.blogspot.com. 


 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Happy Birthday Magic Slider

Hi everyone it's Lenae here from SugarGem.

Today I'm sharing a little card I made for a sweet friend.  I totally love this Lawn Fawn Magic Slider Die. It's so cute and fun. You can not go wrong with this die!  I also used Waffle Flower Succulents Stamp Set!




Thank you for stopping by! 
XOXO 
SugarGem 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Happy Birthday Sunshine!



Kimberly with you today, wanting you to join our challenge!!  I hope you are as EXCITED as I am over this challenge board.  Eeeeek.. It is a Sweeet Combo!



I knew the sweet images in the delightful challenge colors using watercolor would really "pop" off a white background, so I used Neenah paper for the card base, and stamped the Neat & Tangled Beach Day characters in Versafine Black Onyx on Strathmore Bristol Vellum Paper, as well as using the Gina Marie Cross Stitch Circle Dies for my "pocket."


 I just LOVE these Neat & Tangled images!!! 

I colored the images with Koi watercolor brush markers and a Zig Detail Water Brush for blending. I trimmed the circle die cut to a pocket shape, added the sentiments, and topped with a scrap of Pollen Bazill Basics Paper, as well as a square of ombre pink paper from the Jen Hadfield Everyday 6x6 pad.  For additional texture and detail, I die cut the borders of the papers with a rectangle stitch die. The images were adhered with foam mount tape.  The card base was embossed with the WeR Memory Keepers Next Level Dotted Folder, I added the pocket and images, swiped the suits and watermelon with a little Wink of Stella Clear, added some white gel pen accents, a little Pretty Pink Poshconfetti sequin "bling," [That I love so very much!]  I was done! 

I based my coloring on the current Challenge #15 amazing images and vibrant colors. I sure hope that you are as excited as we are about the AMAZING inspiration challenge boards that The Heart Desires has, the MORE than amazing DT creations!  I count myself privileged and blessed to be on a team with my friends that I get to see regularly and be so creative with, its a BLAST!

I look forward to seeing you in the Gallery my friends!!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

CHALLENGE 14 WINNERS

First thing's first.  The random.org winner of the $10 gift certificate to the store is #24 Cimbacreative fun!  Please write to info@theheartdesires.com within 7 days to request your code.

Now on to the design picks.  You would not believe how close the voting was this round--so many delightful entries to choose from!  I wish we could choose every card!

The winner is #3 Tricia Barber. Congrats, Tricia! Your card so perfectly pulled from the inspiration board--just love it!



The honorable mentions wowed us too. Congratulations in order of entry to #4 Maria F, #7 ElizStewart, #8 Andrea Shell, and #19 Cris G

Everyone, please grab a badge from the top tab if you like.



We hope you all join in the fun and inspire us again! There's still plenty of time to join in our current challenge #15 which runs through August 31. Hope to see you there!