Saturday, July 6, 2019

Simply Envious over Envies!

Check out my latest video on how to take a large envelope and make it into something pretty for your junk journals.
This one has plenty of pockets for all those journaling cards and tags.  

Here's the link: Envious over Envies!

I hope that you will leave a comment, and like & subscribe.

Thank you!


Sunday, June 30, 2019

Got Junk Mail?!!

Hello!  How would you like turn your junk mail into something pretty.   Let me show you what I worked on today... and I also made a video to show you how to turn ugly mail into pretty.   ♥   Let me know how you liked by leaving a comment below.  Thank you.

Here's a link to the video: Junk Mail Pockets

Sunday, June 23, 2019

I love junk journals!

Hello everyone, there hasn't been much content on here lately, so many things going on... I recently started to get into making junk journals.. and last night I made my first video, if you would like to go check it out..and leave a comment... I would really appreciate it.  Thank you!      Junk Journals/Bag Pockets


Friday, May 10, 2019

Ahhhhh Spa... I'm Ready

A nice dip into a spa would be a great experience... well, at least Hettie Hedgehog can have that lovely spa like feeling.. here she is relaxing in Ahhhhh Spa.. available now in my shop:

This is my sample of how I used the colors. The background looks a bit darker than I wanted.. will create another one soon. ;)

Oxide pads from Tim Holtz were used to give a watercolor effect when flicked with water then dried.
The image was colored in using Ohuhu Markers, which by the way, I'm still getting the "feel" on how to blend with them.
Anyway, there it is...  awwww.. I can wish.. :)

thanks for visiting, leave a comment before you leave.. I would greatly appreciate it.  

Mary ♥

Friday, April 26, 2019


Just wanted to come by to say "hello" ... its nice to be back online again.   We didn't lose internet, instead its been a busy time of going about and getting movers to move furnishings from my mother's home to ours.   We now have a second car, which we have gone without for 7 years.  The car is 15 yrs old, but it still is in great condition.  My husband loves driving it, while I drive the SUV.  ;)    Just wanted to give you an update.

Now for another update for the upcoming Blog Challenges, yes, I have a Createful Heart Challenge Blog would you like to join us??   We have themed challenges, and our next one starts on May 15th at 7:00 A.M., EDT.    To find out necessary information on themes, rules, and other info, you will find everything within the blog, look for the Tabs at the top of the menu area.  

Starting May 15th, we will select 2 Guest Designers to be featured on our Blog.  Woohoo!
Selections for Top 3 will be selected as well.

Also, if you like contests, we will be featuring a twice a month "Show Your Craft Space"..beginning on May 2nd, on the Createful Heart Design Face Book Group, find link here;  depending on how many actually enter will determine if we have enough to pick 2 winners.   It would be lovely to have you join in with us for both of these events coming up!!

We would love you all to come by and visit our events coming up, let us get Spring started!!  See you there!!

Mary - Admin/Owner of Createful Heart Design & Grateful Heart Greetings

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Blossom Time

Hello!   I recently created a card using my Awesome Blossom image.  I needed to make a card for a family member, and this is what I came up with.   I colored it up using my Ohuhu brand of markers.  Glitter gelly roll pens in pinks, purples.  And highlights with the white gelly roll pen.  I think it turned out nicely.   Let me know what you think.  To add in some water droplets on the petals and leaves I used Nuvo jewel drops.  It did nicely! 

Also, some of you may have known that my Mother passed away in February.  And just last month we lost my aunt.  Its been a difficult couple of months.  Not the best way to start out the year of 2019.    As the days go by, and little by little my heart heals from all the pain... I know I will start to feel better.     My hobbies have been a "lifeline" of sorts to keep my mind busy.  I am hoping to create some new images soon.    I have taken up jewelry making too.    Working on a couple of bracelets.  I would make earrings to match however, my ears always get infected so that idea is out and clip-on types don't fit very well.  Better not mess with earrings.  lol

Anyway, sorry I haven't been on here in a long while, but will try my best to be on here more frequently.   I'll see you later, and thanks for stopping by to see my cards!  

Friday, March 15, 2019

Spring Has Sprung

Hello everyone!
We have a Spring Challenge going on now @ Createful Heart 
We would love to have you join in with us!
Just wanted to share the card I made for this blog challenge.

 Using the Image: Vintage Butterfly Airmail
Created this in memory of my Mother.  She loved butterflies.  I hope that you will check out our challenge and see our store!

Materials used for this card:
Ohuhu Markers
Flat Lace from Cindy's Laces
Prima (background paper) Cherry Blossom
Graphic 45
And Zinc Oxide Inks from Tim Holtz
And black gems I had on hand
White Card Stock from Hobby Lobby

On the side note, wanted to say that I plan to make a scrapbook to honor my parents.   I'm gathering all the materials for this purpose.
I had always wanted to make one, but was never sure of what kind to make. 
For those of you that didn't know.. last month my Mother passed away.  Just a day after her 94th birthday.
She lived a long life, a blessed life.  She is sadly missed by all that knew and loved her.

Well, I'm going to end this post here.. but I am happy to have you come by.. sorry for such a late posting.. 

Leave a comment if you wish, I read each and every one. ♥

Friday, December 28, 2018

You are Wanted!

Hi everyone, Hope you had a nice Christmas! We enjoyed a quiet time here, just the two of us. We are in the process of painting, and just giving our bedrooms a nice update.
And yes, we just started working this evening. 
Everything is uprooted.
Okay, enough about that. I am letting you all know that we are need of at least 2 designers. We have a 3 or 6 month's term. If you would be interested please PM me, here on FB. We accept anyone that has a blog. Experience is  not necessary. But, I would love to see at least 3 samples of your work. I will say, working with digital images is a must.
Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you.
Mary for Createful Heart Designs
Go to this link to check out my designs:

We will be resuming our Blog Challenges on January 15th, 2019

Thank you, And I wish you a Very Happy New Year!  

Mary ♥

Monday, November 26, 2018

Brrr...Winter is Near

Hello everyone!   You are Wanted at the Monday Greetings Challenge, at the Outlawz!
Come and join in the fun!

Our Sponsor this week is Sheepski Designs.

Here is the Image I chose to create with, Winter Robin.   He's a cute little fellow, sitting among the red berries and snow.  

Here are the ingredients added to my card:

Add in prisma color pencils, add in white texture paste with a pinch of opal white liquid pearls, and diamond stickles.   Next add in a dash of white glitter for some snow sparkle. :)

Jute was added to the bottom of image area, along with a spattering of white acrylic paint for a snowy effect.

Sentiment is from Stampin Up.  Little black gems were added in along with poinsettias.

Papers included: A Cozy Christmas pad - Hobby Lobby
Black sparkle - from my stash
And last but not least, Tim Holtz frayed burlap oxide was added around the edges of image, and sentiment.

Here is a close up of my card, to show the texture that was added.

Thank you, for coming by. ♥

Mary, Designer for Outlawz

I am adding my card into the following challenges: - Christmas or Winter
Creative Moments - Anything Goes - Christmas Challenge