Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Just about time... for a Challenge!

  For a new Challenge at Farm Quest Country Christmas Challenge - Beginning Today February 7th until March 5th.   We would love to have you join in with our challenges.  To find the rules and themes for the challenges be sure to check out the blog here:   without further delay here is the card & tag that I have created for this challenge:   the design is created using pretty napkins. Seam binding from My Scrap Cabin Shop you can locate her shop on Etsy.  If you would like a tutorial on how to create with napkins, please check out my YouTube Channel here: My Channel @marysmith4501    I have many crafting videos.   

Until the next time, happy crafting.  Mary 


Thursday, July 27, 2023

Update and Freebies

Hello!  This blog has been neglected for sometime now, first of all let me give you an update (if you haven't checked out my other blog), recently my hubby had to have a full knee replacement, this past June.   He is on the mend, and doing quite well.   I have been busy for the most part with helping him out and driving him to all of his appointments.     I have not been creating videos at the moment.   But I will when things (hopefully) settle down a bit more.   I don't know how many of my regular followers bother coming to check out this blog.. but I have started to create cards.   And I wanted to share with you a freebie that I made a while back,  You are free to use this in your creations.  Just don't sell - or share with others, but I would appreciate a link back to this blog though.       O Christmas Tree                              

Guest Checks

                                                                Poppy Pink

Please do not share~ as this is my own artwork.  Do not claim as your own. thank you.
Well, that's all for now, let me know in the comments below if you like what I have shared.   And if you plan to use them in your crafting.   Thank you.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Update and sharing my video link!

 Hi crafters,   It's been a while since I have posted anything on this blog, so I will give a short update...  I have been creating crafting videos on YouTube.   My newest video is here go to this link:  Mixed Media/Paint & Create      I hope that you will consider becoming a subscriber!    I would really appreciate that.    The last time I created a video was about a year ago...   then, for whatever reason I stopped.    

Also, if you are interested in free digitals, I have been offering those over on my other blog:   

I don't really make New Year's Resolutions, but if I did mine would be "Keep moving forward".     

Okay, well its getting late... had to wait forever to get my video uploaded.  *Big Smile* 

I will be making more videos and sharing my crafty ideas with you.   

Have a good day,  Mary 

Monday, November 7, 2022

In Other Words

 Hello Crafty Friends!   I am busy creating Ephemera Pages just for you to use in your crafts.   There are many on the web that sell their things, but, I don't know that I am fully ready to start having an online shop right now.   I am really liking this vintage way of collaging all sorts of bits and pieces from all of my flea market finds.  This page is named: In Other Words.   Thought it was a bit catchy or silly one of the two, which ever fits for you.   Anyway, I think you'll find interesting quote in here from Abraham Lincoln; a poem; Spanish lesson; and so on...  most of the little items are from books dating back to the 1800's up to the 1950's.   The bottom portion of the page is my own works of artistry using the gel pad.   * As always, please use this page for cutting into tags, or in altered books.  But please do not sell or keep on file, or claim as your own.   Or I can see this being used as a Tear Page.     Anyway, I really enjoy making these and I hope you will too.

The holidays have come quickly this time around, or maybe its just me thinking that since I've been working.   Here in the U.S. we will be having our Thanksgiving with family, as it should be anyway.... but this year will be a bit different as in previous years we always had our get together with my brother and his wife.   It's hard to believe that she's been gone for 4 months.   It won't be the same without her.   And holidays, special events, are usually the most difficult when going through grief.   At least that's how it seems to me.    I found myself going through some recipes and clippings my Mother kept for so many years, it brought back so many memories of helping her when I was little.  I plan on sharing some of those recipes with you all too.   Those memories really made it seem more like these upcoming holidays... won' t be so bad after all...  it was like "visiting with mom" all over again.    My Mother was ready to go on to her Heavenly Home, and I know I will see her again in glory.  But,  I know I am selfish in thinking I would love to see her once again... to give her a big hug... and Dad too...  he gave such wonderful bear hugs.   How I miss those special hugs.   He's been gone since 1997.    I was hoping to get through this post without having to dab a tear from my eye... but I do miss them so much.  

I am dedicating this post to my parents and my sister-in-love.   We miss you, you'll remain always in our hearts.   Love you all and great big hugs. 

Thank you so much for coming by to visit, leave a comment before you go.  It would mean so much to me.

Hugs, Mary 

*If you would like to check out more of my postings like this one, please go to Grateful Heart Greetings .

Monday, June 6, 2022

Delicate Peony Card

Hello my crafty friends,  I felt so inspired this evening that I had to draw this peony.  It reminds me of the beautiful peonies that grow out in front of my house, mine are a deep pink with double blooms.   All the flowers are spent now, but now I have a way to remember their beauty.   I didn't really have a reason to make this only that I was also remembering my mother, and how much she loved these flowers. 

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For this design I used the following:

Image: Delicate Peony - hand drawn by me :)

Prisma pencils

Flowered background paper from Kaisercraft - Rosabella Collection

And the base card is from PaperTemptress 

 Thank you for dropping by, leave a comment. 

Hugs, Mary 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Here's the Link

This post is removed as I do not post anything on createful memories.   

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

I've moved....

 Hello to all my followers,   I wanted to give to you my new address...     I will be shutting down this createful heart cards blog at some point, but wanted to make mention of the move... so if you want to still follow me,  go to that address.   

Hope to see you there.  Hugz

Just about time... for a Challenge!

    For a new Challenge at Farm Quest Country Christmas Challenge - Beginning Today February 7th until March 5th.   We would love to have yo...