Monthly Archives: November 2014

On Your Special Day

On Your Special Day

Hi everyone!  So happy you popped by 🙂    Welcome to Wednesday and as always I have some inspiration for Heartfelt Creations for you today!  Today I want to feature a 3D project created with the new Romantique Garden Paper Collection.

Love is in full bloom with the Romantique Garden collection from Heartfelt Creations.  A romantic symphony composed in subtle shades of pink, fuchsia, green, cream and charcoal harmonizes beautifully with picturesque images of dainty hummingbirds, devoted love birds, graceful swans and delicate bleeding heart bushes.  Ornate ironwork backgrounds are in perfect harmony with layered elements of vintage sheet music, lace, flowing handwriting, scrollwork, florals, stripes and flourishes.  Six hand drawn stamp sets capture the idyllic beauty of a peaceful garden where swans glide across the surface of a glassy lake, nesting lovebirds are wreathed in flowers, and hummingbirds sip nectar from blossom laden branches of exquisite beauty.  The coordinating die cuts feature elegant swirled stems, a graduated set of bleeding heart blossoms and a majestic pair of swimming swans.  Dreamy and idyllic, uplifting and inspiring, romantic and moving as a masterfully scored concerto, this enchanting collection is a celebration of love and life amidst the extraordinary beauty of nature.

When I looked at this collection the first thing I thought of was weddings so I decided my aim was to create a proper paper wedding cake! My thinking was that this would be great for a tabletop decoration for either a bridal shower or even a table at a wedding reception.

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Craft Hoarders Anonymous – Challenge #20 Box it Up!

Craft Hoarders Anonymous – Challenge #20 Box it Up!

Hi there fellow Craft Hoarders!  I am once again super excited to be back  for my second guest design spot for  Gloria Stengel’s Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge.  Today is all about keeping true to the theme of this lovely blog!  Everything that I used for my project was from my hoarded stash of supplies 🙂  There are certain things that I hate to part with like some of my paper, ornate vintage embellishments but when I manage to create something like this Vintage Keepsake Box it actually makes it sooo much easier! I think this lovely little box is just perfect to give to my wonderful Grandmother for Christmas this year.

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Graphic 45 Wall Art

Hi everyone, It’s Joann with you today to share a fun Christmas project.  This week Core’dinations and Graphic 45 are doing a blog hop, stop by and check it out for a chance to win some great prizes.  With the Christmas season fast approaching I remembered one of my favorite traditions.  Every year the family goes to see the local production of the Nutcracker so I dug out my G45 Nutcracker paper collection and this is what I came up with.

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Christmas Bauble

Christmas Bauble

Hi friends 🙂   Today I want to share with you my take on an old style Christmas ornament.  I have a friend that gave me one a long time ago.  I believe it is called a Christmas Bauble.

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Votive Holder

Votive Holder

Hi friends!   I always look forward to Wednesday’s because that’s the day I get to share some inspiration for Heartfelt Creations for you!  For today’s project I want to share a fun and decorative way for you to create and give some lovely votive candles as a gift for someone special.

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Fat Cats Menagerie of Art

Fat Cats Menagerie of Art

Hi friends!

Today I had the pleasure of taking some of my hand crafted items down to a dear friend of mine who is opening up her own consignment store called Fat Cats Menagerie of Art.  She has enlisted lots of fantastic local artists and opens her doors on Tuesday Nov 18th.  If you live in the Wolfville Area or feel like a going for a lovely drive, I promise it will be worth it.  She is working on getting her web site up and running and I will post the link to her site once it is ready.

Here is a peek at my current display.

Joann Larkin Display

I hope if you are in the area that you can drop by and say hi to Darlene and tell her I sent you!

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Star Christmas Card with Gift Box

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann with you today to share a fun little Christmas card and box.  I have used the box for my card but you could easily use it as gift box.  I think this is going to be a box that I am going to make again for some of my co-workers this year since I was really happy how it turned out 🙂

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