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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Blog Challenge #1 - ANYTHING GOES

Hi and Welcome to our very 1st Challenge on our Blog! 
We are so glad that you're here! 

Top Winner: 3 images
Top 3 Prize: 1 image each

Since this is our first ever Blog Challenge, we'd like to share with you some vital information. First, you probably need to know the challenge schedule. Challenges run every month on the 15th, 8 a.m. EDT (Time Converter below), and ends the 14th of the following month at Midnight EDT. Be sure to check out our Challenge Rules by either clicking the tab above, or clicking this LINK HERE.

Now on to the Challenge! You'll notice the InLinkz button. This is where you will enter your photo entry, making sure it's linked to your blog post and not your whole blog. We appreciate that! Remember, you can use any digital, but we'd love it if you'd use one of ours! Please check out Createful Heart Digis & Designs Etsy Store.

Now, without further delay, here is some inspiration from our Design Team using their digital picks for this Challenge! We can't wait to see what you create!

Our Design Team Inspiration!


Mary Smith
Serenity























Saturday, August 12, 2017

BLOG CHALLENGE REMINDER!

Our very FIRST BLOG CHALLENGE is just hours away! It begins on August 15th, 8 a.m. (EDT) and will end the following month of September 14th at Midnight (EDT). You must become a follower of this blog to enter. Our theme is ANYTHING GOES.

I hope you will join us!

Blessings from the Createful Heart Digis & Design Team!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Looking Forward

Hello everyone!   I've been spending the wee hours of the morning doing a bit of online shopping.  I don't usually get out much to go to the local craft stores...probably will go around or just before the Christmas season to see what they have to offer.   Anyway.. before I get too carried away... the store I tried this time around is https://www.facebook.com/groups/lighthousestopnshop/.   A friend of mine told me of the beautiful lace they have to offer...so I couldn't resist. ;)    And speaking of lace.... I have a stash of my own stuff... that I can never seem to find when I'm crafting.   So, I am trying to do my best to get a little more organized.  Wow what a job! ;)    

Here's what I've done so far with the ribbons for easier access - 
Just put those all in one tote.  


And this is what's left to go through.    This will take some time...but it will be worth it.

We are looking forward to our upcoming August 15th Challenge - Are you ready??    

You have to be a follower to enter in the challenges.   We are a family friendly challenge blog, so nothing spooky, scary or otherwise.    Please see our Rules page to find out.   

Before I even think of getting into these messy bins,  I'll be checking in with the sandman.   Good night!   Oops, it's morning folks... either way, have a wonderful day!

Mary

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

**August 15th, BIG Challenge!!

We are so looking forward to the BIG Challenge coming up on August 15th,  this will be for a month.   We would love to have you join in the fun!!   In order to be considered for this challenge you must first become a Follower of this blog!   Please check out the Rules .  

Again, we'd love for all our followers of Createful Heart Digis & Design to enter our Challenge!!!

Have a blessed day,
Mary

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

*New Image* Snow Friends

Snow Friends is now available in my Esty Shop:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/544562493/snow-friends-image-stamp?ref=shop_home_active_1

Hope you'll come by today!

Mary

New Image* Japanese Tea House

Japanese Tea House is my newest image now available in my shop, go to: https://www.etsy.com/listing/530755802/japanese-tea-house?ref=listing_published_alert

I removed my image, but you can purchase it at my Etsy Shop!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Challenge!

We have a challenge going on over at my facebook page!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1802862793362586/

I'm offering a free digi of the Dragon Fly Hi, to use for this challenge.  Go to my FB page and follow and enter- we will see you over there!!

Our challenge ends on July 21st!!

Mary ♥

Thursday, July 13, 2017

FYI

Hello to all,  Just as a reminder for all that would like to enter the upcoming challenges, you must be a follower of this blog. For all the Rules and Guidelines concerning our challenges please go to the page Tab at the top.

  Also, for those that live outside of the U.S. it may be rather difficult to figure out the time in which to turn in your entries.   I have included a digital clock to show my time zone, which is Eastern Standard Time.   To find it, scroll all the way down to the bottom.     Our design team here at Createful Heart Digis & Design look forward to having you and your friends join in the challenges!     
Thank you!

Mary

**When checking out the clock, click on it and it will bring up a time converter... that is awesome...wasn't aware that this was included.**

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

1920's Stylish Woman

Hello to all my crafty friends, just wanted to introduce you to my newest image.  She hasn't a name I just call her my 1920's Stylish Woman.
She is available in my Etsy Shop, click Here!
Mary



We're getting ready....

We're getting ready for our next blog challenge and we hope to see you here!   We'll let you know of the coming dates....  :)

❤ Mary 




Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Another change! :)

We are now a Challenge Blog - Woot! Woot!    We have a Mini Challenge going on over at my Facebook group, we hope you'll come to check it out!   
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1802862793362586/   There is the address.   Here's the design we are giving out as a Freebie.
You must Join in with the Facebook group in order to get the free image.   And we'd love to have you participate in the Challenge, the dates are:  July 8th - July 21st.   

Mary :)



Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Pssst...Can you keep a Secret?

Psssst....  I can't keep this new image a secret any longer.... you can find it at my shop!   https://www.etsy.com/listing/522733436/girls-sharing-a-secret?ref=shop_home_active_1

Hope you'll like it!    

Mary   


Thursday, June 8, 2017

We've got a new name

I would like to let all my followers and visitors know that I've decided to change the name of my blog to:  Createful Heart Digis & Design.    I would also like to add that I now have a Facebook group, where you can share all of the creations made with Createful Heart Digital images and stamps.  You'll find the link here - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1802862793362586/
We would love to have you join in with us!   ♥

♥ Mary ♥






Wednesday, June 7, 2017

1950's Roadster *New Image*

Roadster Image was removed.

If you would like to see this image please go to: https://www.etsy.com/listing/521789180/1950s-roadster?ref=shop_home_active_17

Thanks!
Mary ♥

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Kris at her laptop *New Image*

Here is my newest image "Kris at her laptop" available now in my Etsy shop Createful Heart Digis .   I also have a Pinterest page, Createful Heart Digis.    The image has been removed. Go to my shop to purchase this digital.

Thank you for stopping by... Mary ♥



Sunday, June 4, 2017

New Digital image "Aubriella holding roses"


Aubriella Holding Roses is my newest digital image/stamp available now at my Etsy store.   The link is provided below the image.  ♥    This is a colored in sample using prisma pencils.
This image was removed.  But if you would like to purchase this digital please go to: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Createfulheartdigis?ref=seller-platform-mcnav

Enjoy Creating!
Mary ♥



Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Hiram Fuzzy the Vole new image ♥

"Hiram Fuzzy the vole" is my newest image ready for your greeting cards!    And can be found Here!   Just click on "Here!" and you'll be on your way to Createful Heart Digis Store.  :)    Below you will find a sample of Hiram Fuzzy made into a greeting card.   The image is available in an outlined form only. *



Hiram is just a little fellow nestled up beside a huge daisy.  And he's holding on to a chocolate chip cookie.    Hiram Fuzzy is part of the Hettie Hedge Hog and Friends family.     The card measurement is 4-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches.    I sized the image down to 4 x 3-3/4 inches using the Faststone image viewer, Click Here to download your own copy of the program.  It's free.   

I used watercolor pencils in a variety of brown tones to create the color of Hiram's fur.    My coloring technique is not the best, but this is just a sample of how a card could look.   I do like how the daisy turned out.    Just a reminder that we are having a Buy 2 images and get 1 free sale until the end of June.  

Thanks for coming by!    Leave some comment love before you go. ♥
Mary ♥

Monday, May 29, 2017

Encouragement from the Heart

From my heart to yours...

Psalms 29:11- "The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace."



June is about here... and something just for you

I am posting again after a long absence.   Since the other post was a bit gruff sounding, as if I was totally fed up with blogger....and I was at the time, and still am to a certain degree.    Before all the happenings around our house, I was in the process of getting everything changed over... but at this moment... I feel that I'm in a holding pattern so to speak.  Which simply means that I will wait until I'm fully sure that I will be making that trek to a new "blog home".    I just want my followers and visitors to know that I did not jump ship.  I would not do that.... I would let you know should the ship be sinking... and currently the ship is sailing just fine.
  
This next paragraph is totally off the subject... just didn't want the reader to become confused.**


  To make a clearer statement... After we returned from a very relaxing trip we came home to find that our washing machine decided to fail, turning my entire load of laundry into a greasy speckled up mess!   Which made me wish I'd never put in such a big load.  I couldn't understand what was happening.  But after my husband took apart the agitator he showed me where the grease was coming from.... grease in a washing machine?!?!   You've got to be kidding me. I freaked out.   Now what in the wide world of sports was I going to do to get the grease out of the wet clothing.  I called my mother (I was still in the freak out stage), and asked if I could bring my soggy soiled clothes over to her place to see what we could do.  Of course that was not a problem.  My mother's wisdom proved to be very helpful.   After a couple of thorough washings and a good dose of Oxy Clean got those clothes bright and white.   No stains were left behind. Yahoo!     After that mess it was time to buy a new washer.     BTW the new washer works great... I love it. ♥     Okay... getting back to the first night of our coming home from the trip... we then realized that the central air conditioning decided to give up the ghost as well...  just what we needed.   I was beginning to think that our house had turned against us.   Fun.   Thankfully, the weather hadn't turned too hot... not yet anyway... and we could enjoy having the windows open.     I don't know about you, but, I can only handle humid weather for so long...  we went about a month with no central air.    And just recently got the air conditioner fixed.  Thankfully for free!   I'm telling you this because I am grateful. And so relieved.


♥♥And here's another statement I would like to make.  For those of you that are looking for a good deal.  I am having a sale.  Go to my Etsy Shop Createful Heart Digis   Where you'll find a really good deal.. at least we think so... starting today through June 30th... with your purchase of 2 images you'll get a 3rd image free.   Its a great way to get to know our store.  ♥♥  

Thanks for coming by.... leave a little comment love while your here.... and don't forget to check out the sale.♥♥

Hugs, Mary ♥



Sunday, April 30, 2017

Just want to say....

Just wanted to drop in to say hello.... And I'm here to stay.   We're so glad you are here too.   If you haven't become a follower of my blog yet, we hope you'll consider doing so.   I also have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/240911863089108/   If crafting cards, working on scrapbooking or art journals are your passion then we'd love to have you join!  We are fun and friendly bunch of ladies.    To find just the right digital image go to my Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Createfulheartdigis?ref=seller-platform-mcnav


Mary :)





Thursday, March 30, 2017

New additions

Hello,  just thought I would pop in to let you all know that we have added new images to our shop. 

Here are the images by name;

USA Flag -waving

Here's an example of a designed card using one of the new images.


We appreciate you, our visitors. ♥

Have a wonderful day.







Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Winners List for March Madness Giveaway!

The Winners for the March Madness Give-Away are:

Darcy S.
Jeanie E.
Laurian M.
Chris C.

Thank you for playing in my give-away!   A happy dance is in order!!!  :)

For directions and information on how to claim your prizes please see Outlawz!

Thanks so much!

♥Mary♥

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Victorian Lady *Update*

I think this turned out pretty well... had to think what would work for this Victorian lady.   This time I cut the image out.   Colored in with Prisma watercolor pencils.   Added a pink and teal flower (that I made).    It would have taken me a month to look through my entire lace and ribbon collection.. so I settled on this white ribbon with lace.   Let me know what you think.   Honestly, I feel that I do a better job with creating drawings and digital artworks.   Sometimes I don't feel that I do a very good job in creating pretty cards.  But at least I do try.   I'll give myself a pat on the back. :)
Here's the picture:   

And here's another angle to see the face more clearly.  ta-da!
Now, I didn't realize how small the printing of the picture would be so... it took some careful attention to detail to make sure I colored in the eyes just right.   And still, it looks like I could have done just a tad bit better.    Well anyway... these are just samples of what can be created with the Victorian women digital images that are in the shop.

If you were on my blog earlier you probably noticed a blurb about a challenge that I was having well that has been closed.  Due to the fact that one must pay for the service.   So sorry.   If you would still be interested in showing me your cards that you've made using any of our images then you may do so.   Just send to me a link to your blog and I will be more than happy to check it out. 

But as an added reminder I am having a Digi Sale going on through March 22, 2017... the coupon code is Spring.    As always, I am happy to have followers join my blog.  And this is just an added bonus.

Thanks for understanding....

♥Mary♥












Spring Digi Sale

You're invited to my Spring Digi Sale!    Now through March 22, 2017 ~ save 15% on your order.   This is my way of saying thank you to all my new followers and anyone that would like to take advantage of the sale!   Just follow the steps below and you're good to go.  :)


  • Click Here   To go to my Etsy Shop.
  • When you're ready to check out enter the code: SPRING
 Plus, when you make a purchase from our store, you'll receive a coupon good for 10% savings on anything from our store.  

♥Mary♥



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Victorian



I love the Victorian age!

I have those in my store:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/Createfulheartdigis?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Monday, March 13, 2017

What a processor can do....

When the old computer decided to kick the bucket... hubby thought I could possibly have fun creating with the processor.  Hmmm...  so, I just happened to have just the right size block for it.   


And this is what a processor creates....
Lots of tiny background dots.
😃




Random March Art ♥

Huh something missing.  The page you were looking for isn't here.  Please go to my store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Createfulheartdigis?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Thank you!








  

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Shop now - Receive 10% later!

Right now, when you make a purchase from my Createful Heart Digis store, you'll receive a Coupon in your email good for 10% off of a future purchase... This offer is valid from 2/28 - 4/30/2017.    It's just a little something we wanted to do for all of my followers and visitors of this blog!!    I hope that you'll take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!! 

♥ Mary ♥


* New digital images added to the shop*

Outlawz Color Challenge February 28th

Outlawz Color Challenge February 28th

Hello!  Today starts another week of Color Challenges over at The Outlawz !!
The color scheme this week  is to work with these delicate colors as shown below.
The Twist is:  to make it Anniversary, Wedding, Congratulations on wedding.


I decided to make a Congratulations Card with a digital stamp - Old Fashioned Rose- (Created by Me)   The embossing folder is from Anna Griffin called - Rosa-   The sentiment folder is from Darice .
And embellished using clear gems.

We invite everyone to come over to join in the fun at the Outlawz!!!


Have a great day!    Mary ~ Createful Heart Cards & Digital Stamps

Friday, February 3, 2017

New images added

Hello to everyone,  I have added new images to our Etsy Shop.   One of those being, new friends of Hettie Hedgehog!   I will be making a card to show my newest addition.   

This is Harvey Hedgehog & Bradford Bee ♥    I think this has got to be my favorite so far.  If you like this design, its in the shop now!  *Of course, this card is just an example*


                               Thanks for "popping in" ♥  Mary ♥



Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Hello everyone!

Hello everyone!
We are having a sale-a-bration! I hope you'll take advantage of this savings. ♥ Offer ends February 28th, 2017. It's our way of introducing our shop to the Etsy Community. And to all my blogging friends and followers. ♥♥

Look up to the right hand corner of this blog to see a nice selection of images!



♥♥
Mary

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Outlawz Color Challenge Jan. 31st

Hello!  Today starts another week of Color Challenges over at The Outlawz !!
The color scheme this week is ~ Turquoise, Black, and Gold
The Twist is:  Make It Masculine ~ The photo inspiration is shown below!  

I came up with a Sailboat image. And here's my card with colors chosen for this challenge.  :)
The Sailboat is colored in using Prisma watercolor pencils.  Since this is a masculine card, I didn't want to add any bling.  :)   Anyway, I like how it turned out!       We look forward to seeing what designs you come up with!  See you all over at the Outlawz!!!  

Have a great day!    Mary ~ Createful Heart Cards & Digital Stamps

Monday, January 30, 2017

Hettie Hedgehog posting for Mary....♥

(while Mary dozes off to sleep)...I'll be posting with this update... I've got good news!  In the coming days ahead, my friend Millie Mouse and I will be hanging out in our new home... Createful Heart Digis... and because we got to know some of you... we can't wait for you all to come by and see us.   But first, like any new store... it does take time...from what we've been told... so as you're are reading this post...do so quietly.  We don't want to wake up you know who... 

Good day to you.
zzzzzz

Hettie Hedgehog ♥




Carley on the beach card

Good Morning, yes, its getting to be habit with me to stay up extremely late.   The creative side of my brain starts kicking in around midnight...don't ya know!  :)    Well, here as promised... a card with my newest digital image, Carley on the beach.   Which you'll find, just click on the link.. Createful Heart Digis  at our Etsy store.    
I always use prisma watercolor pencils.  And this time I used a blending water brush to help with the tinting of the water that surrounds the beach.
I just love how this image turned out.  Carley is my favorite, with the Sunny Day Swing following in a close second!  
Thanks for visiting... and if you like, leave a comment! ♥

Mary ♥

Sunday, January 29, 2017

It's Official !!

Hello to all my followers and visitors!   

I just want to announce the opening of my new Etsy Shop.   You'll find the link here, Createful Heart Digis.   I decided to keep the shop name the same as my blog name, for easier reference.  

  We are a small store (right now), just give us a little time and we'll have our "shelves" stocked full.  :)     My hubby is also a designer of digis.  I'll let him control the man-ly side of things.   So if you're in town, you'll see our little shop just around the corner..  hope to see you there!   

*Just an added side note,  I wanted to say, thank you to all that requested my free digital images.   As some of you know... those were offered (and still are) "AS-IS".... what that means is... you may have noticed (or maybe not), a little grey areas of the background of the images you printed off.   If this happened to you, I apologize as I was still in the learning stages of offering my images.     That problem has been in the works to be resolved as far as the images that are being sold in our shop.   So, if you decide to buy our images, please know that you are getting a Quality, 300 dpi, image.    I've printed them off just to make sure everything is working correctly.   I will post one of the cards made with my newest image, soon. Probably not tonight (I mean, this early 4:41 a.m time)... egads!  The time has gotten away from me - again!     

So- before this becomes a novel.   Just know, if you still want free images...then you can certainly find them on this blog.   But if you would like to get my newest images please go to our shop ♥ https://www.etsy.com/shop/Createfulheartdigis

Thank you so much!  ♥

Mary

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Hello and Howdie!

Hello, to all my fellow followers and visitors. ♥

I'm still here.   Yes, I am.   I have been "nursing" my leg due to injuring it about a week ago.  Ugh.    About all I could do was keep it elevated, keep the heating pad going.    I'm not really sure how it happened... all I know is that my muscles had a "twisted" feeling.     Thank the Lord, it's finally on the mend.   Now, my lower back is feeling the pinch.    And this is bad because, I sit at my desk quite often, either working on my laptop or drawing.    

This evening, I've been drawing....   I'm currently working on something in the background {so to speak} that I'll be able to share with you all, at another time.  Until then,  have a good morning... can't really say evening... as I have stayed up rather late again tonight... ♥  {I mean, morning!}  LOL

Mary♥

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Candice walks the dogs! (DI)

Hello, I'm glad you stopped in.... Candice image isn't available.  But go to my Etsy shop to see all what I offer!   See you there: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Createfulheartdigis?ref=l2-shopheader-name


Mary ♥




Friday, January 13, 2017

Rose Serenade

"Rose Serenade"


Happy Friday!
Here's my digital stamp.   Hope you'll want to use it for Valentines Day cards or just send it to someone special.


Mary ♥

* I plan to make a card using this image, it will be posted later. :)


Here is the finished card. :)




I wanted a card for my Mother.
"Just Because"
Originally thought it could be used for a Valentines Day occasion.. but whatever the reason its nice just to let them know you care. ♥

Materials used:
Base card stock is peach
Also a medium green
Pastel peach was used for the front.
Sizzix folder 
The rose was colored in using Prisma water color in carmine red.
The leaves and stems were a combo of greens, tan, brown.
Butterfly cut-out 
Tombow glue
& glue dots
Folder was lightly touched with chalks.



Thursday, January 12, 2017

Baby Beth ♥

"Beth Anne"


This image no longer available.

Thank you for stopping by. :)

Have a good evening. 

♥Mary♥


Cat's at Play

Good Morning!    I wanted to create something for those of you that like cats.  They are such playful creatures... as you will see in this image that I have for you.  
  "Mitzy & Gracie"

Here's the card I made.   I wasn't quite sure what color the curtains should be but it really doesn't matter... as this is just an example. 
I have used prisma pencils.
Cream, red, grey card stock.



We have a cat, he's 15 years of age...raised him from just a tot, at the age of 6-1/2 weeks.  Fed the little fuzzy thing with an eye dropper.   He was such a cutie pie. We named him, Mudpie. :)
As long as my husband and I have been married, we've not ever had 2 cats together.    We've had just a cat. 
I was raised up around kitties.   And used to have such fun watching them at play!   I still remember this... and wanted to capture some of those memories.♥

Thanks for dropping in...

Have a good day!

♥ Mary

Here's Mudpie.





Monday, January 9, 2017

Best Friends ♥

Here's my newest image "Best Friends".   I will be creating a card using this image as an example.     
Hettie Hedgehog & Millie 




This is just an example.
Added a bit of lace and flower.
♥♥
Mary

Changes to this page

Hello, and welcome to my Etsy Shop!  
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Createfulheartdigis?ref=l2-shopheader-name
Mary






Saturday, January 7, 2017

FYI

Hello! to all my followers and visitors,

I have an Etsy Shop:  
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Createfulheartdigis?ref=l2-shopheader-name
Thank you,   Mary

Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy Mail (DI)



It's a happy day to go shopping!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Createfulheartdigis?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Blog Challenge #1 - ANYTHING GOES

Hi and Welcome to our very 1st Challenge on our Blog!  We are so glad that you're here!  Top Winner: 3 images Top 3 Prize: 1 ...