Thursday, December 1, 2016

You Warm My Heart

Hello Heart Desires' fans and Happy December!  I decided I just wasn't ready to leave fall and the Jen Hadfield Warm and Cozy papers behind just yet-- and technically, though the bells may be ringing and lights may be strung, and stockings hanging, it is still fall, and we did just celebrate Thanksgiving!

So I have a couple of cards highlighting papers from the Warm and Cozy Collection, as well as Bloom, and some fun ephemera in a collage style to share with you today!

In the card above, I have layered three lovely papers from Warm and Cozy, and embellished with a variety of pieces, one of which my favorite-- the metal Cup of Joe paperclip!  Tonya  has these and the store, and with the Winter Coffee Lovers Hop coming right around the corner-- you need these clips!!  You would do well to get some of these paper packs while you're at it, as they won't be around forever!

Cup of Joe Clip - The Heart Desires
Cup of Joe Paper Clips

Next up, You Warm My Heart-- hinting at the hot cocoa and mochas to come this snowy season!

More layered fun with selections from Warm and Cozy and Bloom papers die cut three different ways. The sentiment is from Neat and Tangled's set Perfect Blend, which you will also want if you don't have it already for some fun fonts and images to make the coffee card of your dream.

Neat & Tangled Perfect Blend

You can likely see how I was inspired in both cards as well by our November Challenge, which just closed yesterday.  But don't worry!  December's challenge goes live next Wednesday and the graphics are amazing-- I can't wait to share my cards with you for that event.

Until then, wishing you all a wonderful start to the many holiday's of the season-- no matter how you celebrate, may your days be warm and merry and bright.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

November Guest Designer, Take 2

Yikes, I'm just squeaking in before the end of the current challenge (ends tomorrow!!!) with this fantastic card by Linda Snodgrass, our guest designer for the past two months.  I love her card, don't you?  So cheery and homey.  Linda framed the Avery Elle Pinecones stamp set with some yummy red plaid and added a decorate border at the bottom using Avery Elle Dotted Borders die.  Seriously love!

Thank you for guesting with us, Linda!  It's been wonderful!

Monday, November 28, 2016


Hello and Happy Cyber Monday!  It's Amy here and I'm sharing a quick clean + crisp card:

One of my favorite paper pads this fall is the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Fall.   The colors are so fabulous and a girl can never have enough plaid!  I teamed it up with the awesome Concord & 9th Tree Ring stamp.  

I've been pretty smitten with metallics and love the look of that image embossed in copper, how about you?  Can you tell that the Tree Ring and the base panel are the same plaid?

I've been doing some organizing and found some tags, from my stash, that matched!

perfectly plaid

tree ring

There's still time to link up to the Current Challenge:

Before you go, don't forget about the Cyber Sale:

Thanks so much for stoppin' by and I hope you have a terrific week!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Sailors Delight

Have you heard the saying, "Pink at night, sailors delight.  Pink in the morning, sailors take warning." I wonder if there is truth to it.  So curious in fact that looked this up.... but  it was so complicated I didn't want to bore you with the details. :)  But if you are curious, check it out here

Anyway, that saying and the beautiful PNW are what inspired today's card.  

This card features the Concord and 9th Written in the Stars as the main focal point of the island.  I stamped off the cloud so it would be sort of see through.  I used Distress Inks to create the background, specifically I put down some post it notes to create a crisp horizon line and used Broken China and Blueprint Sketch across the bottom, I then added Squeezed Lemonade and Picked Raspberry on the top, the overlap of them created the orange.  I colored the Ferry Boat from Memory Box using my Copics.  To create the internal lighting, I simply put a post it behind it and cut it to shape.   The scalloped oval frame popped out added a nice opportunity to add some waves around the bottom and in the frame.  These were also colored via distress inks and I added some funky Spackle stuff on the waves so it looked like foam. 

Recently, after creating this card, my family took a ferry ride across the water.  The sun was out and it was lovely. 

I hope you enjoyed this post and will join us for this month's challenge!  You are also welcome to come and visit me over at my blog. :)

Thursday, November 17, 2016

SNOW Place Like Home

Hi it's Lenae here from SugarGem with a little snowy inspiration for you.
I SO love this cute sentiment. I cannot wait for it to snow this year. I really don't mind being snowed in at home for a couple days. Especially since I get to get some crafty time when it snows.

What I used

Thank you stopping by!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Mid-Challenge 6 Inspiration!

We have some more inspiration for you for the current challenge #6.  We're all loving the creatures, colors, sketch and can't help but throw in woodgrain.  How about you?  Come join in the fun!

Elements:  Color, Creature (manimals included), Sketch

#THDchallenge  #theheartdesiresstore

(Honorable Mention Challenge #3)
(using Neat and Tangled Perfect Blend and coordinating dies)

(using Neat and Tangled Lumberjack Love)

(using Hero Arts Intense Black and Neat & Tangled Awesome Dies)

Please read the rules below before you enter. We can't wait to see what your heart desired!
  • Challenges will run from the first Wednesday to the last Wednesday of each month.  This challenge ends November 30.
  • Use one, two or three of the identified elements. 
  • If you choose to use colors, you need only use 2 or 3 of them. 
  • Use your choice of neutrals (white, kraft, black, gray).
  • Identify the elements you chose to use if not readily evident. 
  • Enter up to 3 times and combine with no more than 5 challenges, including ours. 
  •  Include the inspiration pic as well as a link to the challenge in your post. 
  • The challenge winner will be invited to be a future guest designer. 
  • Most importantly, have fun!!!! 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Warm Beaver Wishes

Toni here with a cute beaver scene for you today.  Look at that little guy!

I used the Concord & 9th Take a Bough Dies, 3 of each size diecut, colored with various brown Copics, to create the dam. The cardstock I used was just scrap in a weird orange color which proved to be the perfect base color for the browns. I cut out the Gina Marie Designs X-stitched Rectangle in woodgrain to act as the base for my dam and sentiment. I laid out a couple of the large boughs on the bottom then began layering upwards using Ranger Multi Medium Matte, snipping the boughs apart as necessary.

I used mystery plaid in the background in subtle green and bright red then tied it all together with that ombre-red sentiment diecut (Savvy stamps) and Lawn Fawn Hemp Cord - Peppermint.  So cute!

Be sure to stop by The Heart Desires Challenge #6 and join in the fun.  What a great inspiration pic!