Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Morning Glory Coffee Cup

Hello!  I just wanted to present another card using the same designed digital image of - Morning Glory Coffee Cup
I made this to fit into a A2 size envelope.   I can see this image being used as an invitation!   Or to send to a special someone, just to let them know, you are thinking of them.
I love the old-fashioned paper and the dainty lace.

This image is available in my Etsy Shop.  :) 

♥ Mary ♥


Good Morning Glory!

Hello Crafters!   I would like to take this time to introduce my newest digital image, Morning Glory Coffee.   I wanted to create something that would make the ordinary coffee cup look extra special.. I hope you'll think so too!    For those interested, I do have a Challenge Blog, that you are welcome to join.  Must be a follower of our blog to enter our challenges!  

I used my Prismacolor Premiers to color this image. :)

 Thank you so much for stopping by, become a follower..  I haven't done much with this blog in the past, but will be updating on a regular basis.    Have a good day and happy crafting!  :)  ♥ Mary ♥

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

"I Can"

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.  
Philippians 4:13

Sometimes we might think we can do things by our own strength, but when we rely on ourselves to do everything... eventually those things will start weighing us down.  This often happens to me.  I think, okay Lord, I can handle this matter, no problem.   But it's when those matters and cares of the world start to weigh heavy upon our shoulders that it can get us down.   We are weak.  But God is strong.  He can take all the worry & issues of the day and whisk them all away.   All it takes is for us to be willing to come to Him.  And lay it all down at the foot of the Cross.   His yoke is easy and His burden is Light.   He says, Come.  Come to Him and lay every burden down.  
May you know the Love that He has for you!
Mary ♥

Christmas Crafts All Year Round Challenge!

Hi! and a Happy New Year to all my crafty friends!  There's a new challenge going on at Christmas Crafts All Year Round!  
The theme for January is "Thank You" with a Christmas flair!   So, make sure you visit Christmas Crafts All Year Round to enter into the challenge!    Here's my card: 
I decided to go with House Mouse designs stamp.  Olive green card base; red cut out frame using my Cricut; image colored in using my prisma pencils; the thank you is a stamp; the poinsettia just happened to be from my stash; and snow flake washi tape behind the thank you sentiment.   I thought this looked sweet and cozy.  I also used liquid pearls in white opal and glitter to indicate snow.  

Thank you for visiting my blog, and I hope you'll let me know you were here by leaving some comment love!   Happy New Year!  Mary ♥

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Exciting News!!

Good Evening,  I have some exciting news, I am now part of the Design Team at Christmas Cards All Year Round!!  I look forward to this new adventure of creating cards just with a Christmas or Winter theme!    
For me personally, I think it will help to have some cards made and on hand for when Christmas does pop around!   Right this moment I am in "elf mode" to get crafting... and have made a few things cards and images having to do with this wonderful holiday season. 
I encourage you to check out this really cool yule site!  Just click: CCAYR
And see what's happening and join in with their current challenge going on now!!
And I would like to encourage you to check out my shop as well, I do have some cute and festive Christmas images!

I have plans to get more images in my shop, however they won't likely be for Christmas... but they will be for other times of the year!
Thanks for visiting Grateful Heart Greetings, and please come back soon!! 
Mary ♥

Friday, December 1, 2017

Wallet Flip Card

Hi, today I would like to show you the Christmas card I made using a fold called a Wallet Flip design.   I actually don't remember the name as I learned this idea from a friend long ago. ;)    The top flap to close the card is held with velcro stickers (not shown).    The outside of the card is just decorated with a snowflake designed paper, with a snowflake, and a poinsettia layered sticker on top.   The green lace is from Cindy's Laces. 

The inside shows off my design of "Hettie's Christmas Tree".
I added 3 little star buttons from my stash.
The next photo shows more of the glitter that was added to the tree.

On the opposite side of the card, I added a pocket decorated with a rub-on transfer of Lolly Pop Road - Gumdrops.  And included a "Merry Christmas" card that slides inside of the pocket.   I used a Distress Ink Pad from Tim Holtz of Festive Berries to give it a little color around the edges of the pocket.
I like this compact card, perfect to tuck a little note or gift card! :)    Thank you for coming to visit my blog, and if you would please drop a comment my way!   ♥
You are invited to check out our challenge blog Createful Heart Challenge Blog 
I would like to invite you to check out my Etsy Shop!
Last but not least, I would like to enter this cute little card into the following challenges:
Festive Fridays Challenge
Crafty Girls Corner Challenge Blog 
Christmas Cards All Year Round
Papercraft Business Challenge #1

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Ella Elf Christmas Card

Just wanted to introduce everyone to my newest image "Ella Elf" she is happy sitting on a mushroom with a candy cane and an Christmas ornament in her hand.   I wanted to make an image that is full of whimsy & wonder.    The kind of wide eyed wonder that a small child would have on Christmas morning.  
Thank you for visiting my blog Grateful Heart Greetings. 
We also have another site its a challenge blog: Createful Heart Cards
And we have a Facebook Fan Page: Createful Heart on Facebook
Find Ella Elf: Here

We would love to have you join our fun challenges and our facebook page!  :) 
Have a great week and happy crafting! 
Mary Smith Artist/Owner of Createful Heart Cards & Digis

 I would like to enter my card into the following challenges: