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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Heartfelt-Hey Gorgeous!

Good morning!

I have this niece who is so photogenic, I just love to take pictures of her!
She loves dressing up too so it's a bonus, look at all those pretty bracelets.
I added lots of lace and flowers to go with this sweet girl!

Heartfelt-Hey Gorgeous!

Heartfelt Creations products:
HCD1-7160  Banner of Love Die
HCD1-7161  Sweetheart Borders Die
HCD1-7162  Eyelet Hearts Die
HCPC-3803  Banner Of Love Stamp Set
HCPC-3804  Heartfelt Love Sentiments Stamp Set
HCDP1-284  Heartfelt Love Paper Collection
HCD1-783   Border Essentials Die
HCD1-7129  Flowering Dogwood Die
HCPC-3773  Flowering Dogwood Stamp Set
HCDP1-281  Winter's Eve Paper Collection
HCST1-401  Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
ANC811     TuTu Pink Prills
HCDA1-449  Daubers
159723     Dries Clear
352854     Metal Tip

Instructions: Other products:  Rhinestone brads, Ribbon, Lace, Nuvo light green, white card stock, Copic Markers- RV00,RV10,BG32,BG34,G21,G82,YG03,YG17,Y11, Distress Inks-Peacock, Liquid Pearls-light yellow, light pink, Stickles-Star Dust

Instructions:  12 X 12"  Start with 12 X 12 heavy weight white card stock as the base (I was going for a nice pink and white layout).. Cut plaid paper 6" X 10.5" and use Sweetheart Border on the bottom, glue down about 2" from right side.  Cut light pink floral paper 11" X 7" and turquoise paper 11.25" X 7.25", Add sheer lace and embroidered lace to bottom side then glue down to center of page, glue pink ribbon over lace edge.  Cut vertical border 1.75" 11.5" and cut left side with Border Essentials Die.  Cut turquoise strip 5/8" X 11 1/2", glue lace to left side and then glue down on top of pink vertical border. Cut white photo mat 10" X 5" and glue over the center of pink floral paper.  Pic 3 favorite photos and glue to white mat.  Stamp and die cut dogwood flowers (small) and the floral corners X 2 then color floral with Copic markers and sponge flowers with Peacock Distress.  Add corners to photos. Cut hearts from pink paper and white card stock.  Stamp Hey Gorgeous with Peacock on an angle of white heart.  Glue both to bottom of vertical border and add one stacked flower.  Add pink Prills and green Nuvo dots.  Add rhinestone brads top and bottom.  Glue two stacked flowers on top of folded pink ribbon at top right side.  Add glitter as desired to flowers.
Thanks for visiting today!

Ephesians 2:8-9 (NKJV)

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.
We can not work our way to heaven, it is a free gift from God if we will accept it.
Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me"...He is the gift.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Tags for Christmas

Good morning

Today I have some Christmas tags to share.
I decided to do some of these tags because a good friend of mine from SCS has been after me to get involved with Loll Thompson's 12 Tags of Christmas for a few years now. My friend Nancy Stislow (Stiz2003 from SCS) is such a wonderful tag maker!

This first one has a background made with reinkers and alcohol, shimmer, and glitter.  I die cut the trees and bird from I.O. out of white and sponged with Antique Linen then die cut the deer from Penny Black from gold mirror card stock. The Merry Christmas at the bottom is from Memory Box.

This background is the other half of my first tag only I stamped gold words (Stampington & Co.) on top then spritz with shimmer spray.  I then used stencils and gold and silver paste for the background trees and the snowflakes.  The gold mirror tree is from Sue Wilson and the Deer is an Old Sizzix die on silver mirror.

The background on this tag is alcohol inks in water marbling technique then stamped with silver (Old D.O.T.S. stamp).
The deer is from Dee's Distinctively and the tree is from Sizzix.  The tag is an old Sizzix die as well.

The background on this tag is from spraying Dylusions ink onto kraft sheet, spray with water and dip card stock in then sprinkle Kosher salt on until dry and then it brush off.  The trees are Cottage Cutz and Memory Box from white glitter paper. The deer set is Memory Box.

LOL, this background is the shaving cream marbling technique...the reason I laugh is because it is very odd looking for a sky but, oh well.  The deer is again Penny Black, the mountain is I.O., the trees are Penny Black, I punched the moon.  I stamped Peace (Stampendous) at the bottom with VersaMark and clear embossed.  I sponged Opaque White (Hero Arts) for shine on the black die cuts.

This was another marbled background but I stenciled rays over it with silver Lumiere paint. I used Aged Silver embossing powder to do the edges and sprinkled some on the tag as well.  I stamped words (Stampington & Co.) with silver. The die cut is (part of) the Nativity die from Our Daily Bread Designs and the star is from Memory Box.

This background is also alcohol inks in water marbling. Stamped in silver (Renaissance Art Stamps) and then I clear embossed snowflakes (Penny Black) on the background as well. The trees are Memory Box out of white glitter paper and I punch the moon again.

My last tag today is done with Oxide Inks and water then spritzed with shimmer.  Clear embossed snowflakes (Penny Black) then die cut the large snowflake out, glued acetate to the back and did and inlay with white glitter die cut snowflake. This is called a floating inlay, my friend Nancy did one last year with the Sizzix tree which looks a lot better than this because it is more of an outline and you can see through so much better...see it HERE she also gives a link to the artist she got the idea from, Catherine Pooler.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Heartfelt- Love Is In The Air-Love Collection Debut

Good morning everyone

Today is the exciting debut of the Love Collection.  It is beautiful!
The border dies, papers and stamps are so lovely!! 

This is a Gatefold card using one of the new Sweetheart Borders for the outer flaps.  

The Dogwood flowers are used making another type of flower today 
and I've used the sweet new Stamen and Prills around them.  
The ribbon was made into a multi-loop bow with long tails which run in and out through the flowers the entire length of the flowers.

Heartfelt-God Bless You

Heartfelt Creation products: 

Instructions: Other products: Liquid Pearls-white, Seam Binding, Distress ink: Pickled Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Ranger-Tropical Raspberry, White pearls, Memento-London Fog, Copic Markers- RV10, B91, Y32, white card stock, 3-M foam tape, Fun Foam

Instructions: Card size: 6 X 6".  Cut card stock 12 X 6" and score at 3" and 9" leaving a 6" space in the middle.  Cut Dogwood decorative paper blue to fit middle section and two 3" pieces for the outside flaps.  Cut two 3" pink dogwood decorative papers for inside. Cut two 1/2" blue and two 1/2" pink strips.  Glue pink strips to the blue 3" pieces about 1/4" from edge and same with blue to pink.  Die cut all 3" pieces with Sweetheart Border outside/outline die.  Die cut both 3" flaps with the same outline die. Die cut Window Box Elements decorative die twice, Sweetheart Border Die twice Raindrops On Roses Die, Decorative Medallion die twice all from white linen.  Stamp, cut and color Dogwood & doves, form and stack flowers then punch hole in center and insert stamen.  Add a few light green Prills around stamen on white flowers. Die cut "God Bless You" sentiment from panel on the Heartfelt Love Collection paper and cut a larger oval from pink decorative paper.  Glue die cut pink 3" panels to inside of flaps, glue blue 3" panels to outside of flaps.  Glue white Sweetheart Border to outside flaps and the Window Box decorative die to inside.  Glue pink oval on top of blue center panel then glue two white Decorative Medallion dies, one on each side of pink oval.  Glue Raindrops On Roses die cut on top of pink oval.  Cut the smaller oval out of FunFoam and glue under sentiment then glue sentiment to the center of pink oval.  Tie a bow from crinkled seam binding and leave long tails to curl around oval a bit.  Add flowers and doves using glue and foam tape where needed.  Use Liquid Pearls to add faux pearls to white die cuts.  Add pearl halves to outside flap Sweetheart die cut.
Thank you for visiting today!

1 Timothy 2:1-2

Pray for All Men

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Heartfelt-Congratulations House Gift Box

Good morning!
How is this for a gift box?  I thought it would make a fun Home warming gift box.  
I had to put a car out front as well don't you know. 

The house is scored every 1/2" to look like siding.

The bottom and the chimney is embossed with a brick folder then sponged.

Heartfelt Creations-Congratulations House Gift Box


173842          Score-Pal

Instructions: Other ptoducts: Chip board, brad, Spellbinder rectangle Nestabilities, Spellbinder Square Nestabilities, Xyron Butterfly punch, pearls, Acrylic paint-black, white, blue, green, Acetate, Copic Markers: R21, R14, R29, YG03, YG17, C01, C02, C03, C05, Y11, Y15, Y38, YR04, B00, B02, V12, V15 BG11 BV20, Distress Ink-Wilted Violet, Shabby Shutters, Worn Lipstick, Soft Gray, Lace, Paper Mache House Box, White Linen card stock, Neenah White card stock, Fun Foam.

Instructions: Size is approx. 7 X 7  Paint all corners of the box top to match roof (with gray paint) also paint the trim and house colors in case paper doesn't cover completely (with white and or light green).  Add more heavy chip board to base for a driveway and paint gray.  Paint grass area green.  Cover bottom half of box with light green decorative paper from the Flowering Dogwood paper collection after scoring every half inch and sponging with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink and cover bottom 1" with white linen embossed with a brick embossing folder, then sponge with Worn Lipstick Distress ink and Soft Gray Ink. Cover chimney with brick embossed stock as well.   Make window frames using two smallest square dies from Spellbinders Square Nestibilities and add lace to window openings trimming to fit inside.  Make the door and frame using two rectangle dies from Spellbinders nesting rectangles, (I had to shorten both outside and inside by about 1/2" to make it the right size).  Make a set of stairs with white paper and Fun Foam. Cut the border trim X 4 and glue pieces to top of house box bottom then cut "trellis with Window Box Elements die and cut it in half.  Stamp, die cut and sponge color on the leaves and flowers.  Form flowers (some are closed).  Stamp, die cut and color car and banner. Die cut several layers of car from chip board to strengthen car and add acetate at the bottom folding it in two and gluing half under the "yard" part of the chip board base. Box Top: Paint roof gray and add darker gray dry brushed strokes for tiles.  Cover house surface with light green (to match) card stock.  Cut several pieces of 1/8" white linen for trim at bottom of box top, chimney top and for roof line. Cut and miter border trim for the dormers.  Add pearls to cover seams where needed.  Final steps: glue plants and trellis to house base, add Prills as flowers.  Add brad for door knob (I cut off the legs of the brad and used tacky glue to secure).  

Thanks for visiting today! Robin

Hebrews 4:12

12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Heartfelt-Foam Paper Flowers Debut

Good morning!
Woohoo, look what we have at Heartfelt Creations, yup, foam paper!  This stuff is amazing!  You heat it and shape it.
This first card is a shaped card inspired by our very own Liz Gaze!  If you have never seen one of her videos you should take a look at the video link I have below.  She is adorable!

Heartfelt-My Wish For You

Heartfelt products:
HCFS1-465  Art Foam Paper
HCS1-457   Pastel Pearl-Small
HCS1-458-3 Bright Bead-Medium
HCDO1-278  Classic Petunia Paper Collection
HCD1-7144  Decorative Medallion Die
HCD1-768   Enchanted Mum Die
HCPC-3691  Enchanted Mum Stamp Set
HCD1-7125  Wildwood Florals Die
HCPC-3769  Wildwood Floral Stamp Set
HCPC-3773  Flowering Dogwood Stamp Set
HCD1-7129  Flowering Dogwood Die
HCD1-7154  Eyelet Circle & Basic Small Die
PGM15015   Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear
159723     Dries Clear Adhesive
HCDA1-449  Stack and Store Daubers
352854     Metal Tip for Adhesive
TSSZ12     StazOn Ink-Vibrant Violet
TSMP707    Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink
TSMP704    New Sprout Memento Ink

Instructions: Other products:  Cactus StazOn, Wilted Violet Distress Ink, Citron Distress Ink, Linen Seam Binding, White Linen card stock, White Neenah smooth, Fun Foam, glue gun.

Instructions: Card size approximately 5 1/4 X 5 1/4".  Cut white card stock 5 1/2" X 11", fold in half and place decorative die outline on one side with the top corner hanging over the fold so that it doesn't cut the top all the way out (see Lis Gaze's tutorial on shaped cards).  Place the top plate up to but not over the straight side of die so the it does not cut the center of the card and then run it through your die cutting machine.  Turn the die around and cut the other side the same way.  The bottom will need a bit of trimming between bottom scallops, it should look similar to the top folded edge. Now cut a purple panel the same way to match and glue it to the folded card.  Die cut the inside part of the decorative die twice from white and glue to purple panel. Cut Scallop edge circle from decorative Classic Petunia paper and another smaller circle from same paper. Cut a piece of Fun Foam to fit smaller circe to pop up.  Cut out and chevron the ends of My Wish For You (from Classic Petunia Paper). Use Vibrant Violet Stazon to stamp Enchanted Mums on the Art Foam Paper and die cut then sponge on Wilted Violet to color.  Use Cactus StazOn to stamp Wildwood Florals on Art Foam Paper and die cut (no extra color was added).  Die seam binding to match for bow, scrunch up and let dry.  Use your heat gun to heat foam mums which will cause them to curl upward, use your hand to cup it after heating to help with the cupping action to form your mums using several layers (a glue gun works best for gluing the foam together).  Punch a small whole in the center of layered flower and insert stamen. Heat Wildwood foam flowers and shape each petal by twisting and pinching. Layer and add small pastel stamen. Stamp Dogwood leaves using Bamboo Leaves Memento and coloring with New Sprout Memento Ink, form and add to flower arrangement.  Add light green pearls and glittered dragon fly (from Enchanted Mums).  Make a bow and add to top of card.

Heartfelt Creation - Two Hearts/Roses

Heartfelt Products:
HCFS1-465  Art Foam Paper
HCS1-457-1 Pastel Pearl-Small
HCD1-760   Delightful Daisy Die
HCPC-3656  Delightful Daisy Stamp Set
HCD1-7110  Classic Rose Die
HCPC-3752  Classic Rose Stamp Set
HCD1-743   Raindrops on Roses Die
HCD1-783   Border Essentials Die
HCD1-7156  Eyelets Oval & Basic Small Die
TSMP707    Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink
HCDP1-279  Classic Wedding Paper Collection
HCPC-3790  Classic Wedding Wishes Stamp Set
159723     Dries Clear Adhesive
HCDA1-449  Stack and Store Daubers
352854     Metal Tip for Adhesive

Instructions: Other Products: Spellbinder Scalloped Oval die, pearls, Pickled Raspberry Distress Ink, Lemon Yellow Distress Ink, White Linen Card Stock, 3-M foam tape, Glue gun.

Instructions: Card size 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" Stamp roses with Pickled Raspberries and Daisies with Lemon Yellow (permanent ink like Staz-on works much better for the foam paper). Die cut then add color to the ends of the paper with more distrss inks.  Heat foam with heat gun or iron and then form. Glue together with a glue gun for best results.  Punch small holes in the centers of the daisies and stick the stamen through the holes. Glue from the back and cut off excess stems.  Die cut 2 Raindrops on Roses decorative dies from white linen.  Stamp sentiment with Pickled Raspberry and die cut with Oval.  Die cut scallop oval from pick decorative paper from the Classic Wedding Collection.  Die cut 4 Basic Borders and cut a rectangle from Classic Wedding Paper. Make a frame with the basic borders and miter corner then glue to the back of rectangle pink paper then glue it to the white folded card. Foam tape decorative dies and butt them end to end on the rectangle. Glue the pink scallop oval to the center of decorative die cuts and foam tape white sentiment oval to the scalloped oval. Glue a white seam binding bow to left corner. Use glue gun to add roses and daisies to the left side of ovals and add leaves to fill in.  Finish with white pearls on the corners and on the decorative die.
Thanks for visiting today!

Romans 12:2

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
How do you transform your mind?  By reading and studying God's Word the Bible.  By NOT watching what is evil and watching what is good, (you will know what is good and acceptable in the sight of God when you read and study His Word) by not speaking evil but speaking life into other people, encouraging, uplifting, doing good unto others. Being thankful and praying always.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Heartfelt-Happy Birthday Fold Out Card

Good morning!
It's time once again for some Young At Heart cards.
Both of these cards are Birthday cards for that someone special!
These classics can be colored as restored classics (like some of my friends do in real life!!) or they could be colored to show their real my farmer neighbor.
Well today, my classics are restored because they want to look as young as they feel!!
The Moped reminds me of a Tom Hanks movie.
To see all this week's creations click HERE.

back side

Heartfelt Products:
HCPC-3802   Good Times Sentiments Stamp Set
HCPC-3801   Simply Classic Stamp Set
HCD1-7159   Simply Classic Die
HCD1-7158   Young At Heart Die
HCDP1-283   Young At Heart Paper Collection
HCD1-779    Regal Borders and Pockets Die
HCD1-7121   Elegant Border Basics Die
HCPC-3795   Window Box Fillers Stamp Set
HCD1-7149   Window Box Fillers Die
HCPC-3769   Wildwood Florals Stamp Set
HCD1-7125   Wildwood Florals Die
HCCF1-445-2 6x6 Foldout Cards
ANC818      Go Man Go Prills
352854      Metal Tip
HCST1-401   Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
31510       Funnel Tray
359848      Spellbinders Tool N'One
1597223     Dries Clear
HCDA1-449   Stack & Store Daubers
TSMP602     Memento Teal Zeal
TSMP103     Cantaloupe
TSMP801     Potters Clay
TSMP604     Summer Sky
TSMP704     New Sprout
TSMP400     Memento Rose Bud

Instructions: Other products: Stickles, Spellbinders die, white card stock, blue card stock.

Instructions:  card size 6" X 7".  This card was very easy because I used the pre-cut foldout card and the car images on the designer paper from the Young At Heart Collection...I just had to die cut them!! I added designer paper to each side of the foldout and cut some grass from other papers in the collection to make ground going all the way through the card when opened. I cut out the fence with the moped from the paper as well.  The only stamping was the Happy Birthday Banner and the sentiment inside die cut with the Spellbinders die.  Well, I actually stamped, die cut and sponged color for the flowers and greenery too.   Once my flowers were formed it was easy to put together.
The borders were die cut from a coordinating blue card stock.

Flip Fold Insert Card-You're A Classic

Heartfelt-You're a Classic

Heartfelt Products:
HCPC-3800   Young At Heart Stamp Set
HCPC-3802   Good Times Sentiments Stamp Set
HCPC-3801   Simply Classic Stamp Set
HCD1-7158   Young At Heart Die
HCD1-7159   Simply Classic Die
HCDP1-283   Young At Heart Paper Collection
HCPC-3777   Palm Tree & Monkeys Stamp Set
HCD1-7132   Palm Tree & Monkeys Die
HCD1-783    Border Essentials Die
HCD1-780    Ornate Borders and Pockets Die
HCD1-7118   Delicate Border Basics Die
HCPC-3795   Window Box Fillers Stamp Set
HCD1-7149   Window Box Fillers Die
HCD1-7156   Small Oval Die
HCD1-7157   Large Oval Die
HCFP1-434-2 Pocket & Flipfold Insert B
ANC818      Go Man Go Prills
352854      Metal Tip
HCST1-401   Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
31510       Funnel Tray
359848      Spellbinders Tool N'One
1597223     Dries Clear
HCDA1-449   Stack & Store Daubers
TSMP602     Memento Teal Zeal
TSMP103     Cantaloupe
TSMP801     Potters Clay
TSMP604     Summer Sky
TSMP704     New Sprout

Instructions: Other products: White card stock, Stickles, ribbon, 3M foam tape, Copic Markers: G82,YG61,YG63,BG000,BG11,BG32,BG34,C01,C03,C05,B01,B02 Y32,Y15,YR65,YR15,YR02,E95,E97,W01,W03,W05,E42,E43,E44

Instructions: card size is 6 1/4" X 6".  Fold the insert (6 1/4" X 13") and make a 3/4" score at the top of the large back panel then add a  5 1/2" X 6 1/4" piece of white card stock to the score to make a back for the card so that it stands up-right. Cut paper from the Young At Heart designer paper to fit each layer and glue in place then glue the front, shorter fold up to make a pocket in front for a large tag.
Cut two borders out of the designer paper from the Delicate Borders die, one from the Border Essentials and one from the Ornate Borders and Pockets die (for the tag).   Glue the borders on and cover edges of the two Delicate Borders with some pretty ribbon, tie a bow and glue it to the top left back panel.  Stamp, die cut and color the Window Box Fillers, the car, plane, happy birthday banner, greenery, and palm trees. I used Copic markers for everything except the flowers and greenery, I sponged them with Cantaloupe, with Summer Sky and New Sprout Memento Inks. I stamped and die cut an extra propeller for the airplane and popped it up.  My flowers were formed and filled, blue with Prills and cantaloupe with Stickles for centers.  I used some "tiger eye" baubles as fillers with my flowers. The car and pane and popped up with foam tape.  For my tag, I stamped the sentiment with teal onto designer paper and cut it with the Large Oval Die and the mat with the Small Ovals. I cut a rectangle 4" X 3 1/8" for my tag and made a coordinating second layer for it and then glued the Ornate Border to the top, glued the ovals on at an angle and then glued my flower spray at the top.
Thanks for visiting today!

Psalm 19:14

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart

Be acceptable in Your sight,

Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Heartfelt -A Tropical Road Trip

Good morning!

This week we are debuting the new Young at Heart Collection...It is so cute with cars, trucks and planes.
I decided to go the tropical "route" for my travel card today.  The piece of paper I used on the last page with the truck under the Palm tree was my inspiration for the entire card.

Brown Fun Foam used to raise the Journey letters.

Heartfelt-A Tropical Road Trip

Heartfelt Creations Products:
HCD1-7158  Young At Heart Die
HCD1-7159  Simply Classic Die
HCPC-3800  Young At Heart Stamp Set
HCPC-3801  Simply Classic Stamp Set
HCPC-3802  Good Times Sentiment Stamp Set
HCDP1-283  Young At Heart Paper Collection
HCD1-7137  Tropical Paradise Die
HCD1-7136  Tropical Cockatoo Die
HCD1-7135  Tropical Plumeria Die
HCPC-3783  Tropical Paradise Stamp Set
HCPC-3782  Tropical Plumeria Stamp Set
HCPC-3781  Tropical Cockatoo Stamp Set
HCD1-7132  Palm tree & Monkeys Die
HCPC-3777  Palm tree & Monkeys Stamp Set
HCD1-7150  Window Box Elements Die
HCD1-796   Tropical Hibiscus Die
HCPC-3736  Tropical Hibiscus Stamp Set
HCD1-7125  Wildwood Florals Die
HCPC-3769  Wildwood Florals Stamp Set
HCD1-778   Fleur Borders and Pockets Die
HCD2-752   Cut Mat Create 2B Die
HCD1-7120  Fleur Border Basics Die
HCLC1-454-1 6X6 Layered Circle Card-Black
HCD1-754   Eyelet Circle and Basic Small Dies
HCD1-755   Circle Basics Large Dies
HCD1-757   Eyelet Oval and Basic Large Dies
PGM15015   Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear
HCDA1-449  Stack and Store Daubers
NU666      Nuvo  Carnation Pink
NU673      Nuvo  Dandelion Yellow
ANC818     Go Man Go Prills
352854     Metal Tip
TSMP707    Memento    Bamboo Leaves
TSMP602    Memento Teal Zeal
TSMP900    Memento Tuxedo Black
HCST1-401  Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
31510      Funnel Tray

Instructions- Other products:Memento Cantaloupe, Distress Inks: Picked Raspberries, Dried Mandarin, Mowed Lawn,Shabby Shutters. Citron, Peacock, Lemonade, Copic Colors: Y32, Y17, YG11, YG41, B00, B02, BV10, BV02 R21, C02, C03, C05, G2, YG63, YR65, YR01, E97, Y11, Y15, E43, E44, E87, Nuvo light green, Flower Soft Yellow, Pearls, acrylic dots, gold half balls, Fun Foam-brown and white, sheer green ribbon.

Instructions:  6" X 6" Tunnel Card.  I decided to get my tropical supplies out for this card because of the panel I used for the last page, a truck under a palm Tree. Sometimes a piece of paper is the inspiration that gets me going and that was definitely the case with this card.  I started out by putting the tunnel card together and then finding, measuring and cutting paper for each side of each page. I cut my paper to size and then place the right size circle in the hole and draw a line with pencil, take the paper out, line up the die and cut.  I will cut both panels needing the same size hole at one time.   Sponge the edges of each panel with Distress Inks (in this case I sponged each page a little darker shade of the paper color). Cut the circle frames for each hole with a coordinating card stock using the circle dies large and small sets.  Sponged a darker shade on the inside of the circle frame.  I then started stamping and die cutting all the embellishments I wanted to use, either sponged color on or used my Copics to color, formed all the flowers and put them together to have everything ready for building my "book" tunnel card.  For the front and back of my book, I glued ribbon on before adding my paper so that there would be a little tie to hold the book closed.  To decorate I always start with the cover and work my way down.  I thought the beautiful birds would be perfect for my theme, so placed them with foam tape and added greenery and flowers around them.  My "Journey" was stamped and die cut twice so that I could raise the letters. I used brown Fun Foam between the layers to elevate.   My next page has the fun classic truck colored in a light coral.  I added the "best wishes" banner to the back of the truck, some decorative corners, and Hibiscus as well as land for the truck to travel over.  Page 2 features the classic convertible, a palm tree, flamingo, plumeria and decorative pockets.  Page 3 features the VW Bug, palm tree, flamingo, hibiscus, plumeria, and decorative window topper (from Winter's eve) and the last page features my inspiration panel with the truck and palm tree (the center circle is popped up with white Fun Foam),  it also has the decorative pockets, plumeria, and decorative window topper.  All the small flowers, I used throughout the little book as fillers, are from the Wildwood Florals.

 Thanks for visiting today!

        Psalm 8:3-4

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained, 

What is man that You are mindful of him...

Psalm 139:13-16
13 For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;[b]
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.