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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. 

If you would like to follow me at my other blog, its:  http://gratefulheartgreetings.blogspot.com/


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... www.createfulmemories.blogspot.com     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

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Shop is closed

 It's sad to have to start out this post on the negative, but my shop is now closed.   I was hoping to be on Etsy for a long time.   Honestly my team and I were looking forward to the Christmas time challenge, and continue into the new year with confidence.    Over time this blog will begin to look and "feel" different.    No longer a challenge blog.   I do thank everyone that entered our challenges.   It was a lot of fun.

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

Mary

Friday, December 17, 2021

Hettie's Christmas Box

 Christmas is just around the corner.... and looks like Hettie might be looking to see what she would like to place on her tree.    I created this image in 2020.  And it's one that never found its way into my online shop.    This card is very basic.    Card base is Blue Yonder Card Stock from My Favorite Things, and the colorful plaid paper is from MFT.    I am in love with this online shop.  My first order from them came so nicely wrapped, everything placed in tissue paper folded with great care.     Now I am just rambling.  

Btw I do appreciate my followers to this blog, leave a comment I read each one.

Thank you, Mary





Announcing Winners!

 I am listing our final Winners of 2021!   Please make sure that you get in touch with me no later than the 21st of December to claim your prizes!     If I don't hear from you or if the email is lost, I will not be able to honor your request.   After all prizes are given out, I will be closing down my shop.   

Again I would like to thank everyone that entered our challenges throughout the years.   

The Winners:   #5 - Made By Mandy - Winner of 1 Image!

                               # 25 - Crafty - Winner of 1 Image!  (Claimed)

                                # 32 - Sparkling Pink - Winner of 1 Image!  


Please Email me to claim prizes.   No SPAM please.   All spam mail is automatically deleted.    Please make sure to put in subject line who you are and that you are a winner.    Thank you.



Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Regretfully I must close.....

 Hello,  It's with much regret that I must close my Createful Heart Design etsy shop, effective January 2022.   I have received some news about new regulations that will go into effect on this date.   Tax requirements that will be imposed upon me.    Actually, I will have to close my shop before this date, cause if I don't my shop will be suspended.   

We will no longer have any kind of card challenges.   I would like to thank all of you that have entered our challenges on a regular basis.   And have kept Createful Heart Design as a favorite.    And I appreciate all that have made purchases from my shop.   

   I have for the most part enjoyed every minute of creating new images over the years, since this business started in 2017.    This step isn't an easy one to do, as I thought Etsy was going to be my home for many years to come.   My heart is sad.    And there have been many commitments made, as I have been a sponsor over a the years as well.    

Even though my shop will close I have decided to keep my blog up, and I have decided to keep blogging about my images, and what inspired me to do these images.   I want to do this as memory of the years that I have been in business.      And if you would still like to follow me as I transition into just a regular blog again,  I would really appreciate it.     


 The news about these new regulations was just announced in an email to me, just yesterday.   And so I am telling you all as quickly as I have heard about it.     

To say that I'm not upset would be a lie.   So, as I write this post, my heart is very sad.   

You might be asking, will you consider getting back into business at some point in the future?    Well, that may be a possibility.   But as for now, I must move on.   

Mary

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 the...