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November Challenge, Crafty Comments Contest & Blog Giveaway!

November Blog Giveaway

I am so humbled and grateful for all of my new Crafty Friends here at Heartstrings and I want to give something back to all of you to let you know how truly blessed I am to have found this outlet for my creativity. In the Spirit of Christmas and giving, I will be giving a brand spanking new Tinsel & Tags Make it Market prize package to one randomly chosen subscriber to my YouTube Channel on the 30th of November. If you've already subscribed then you're already entered in the giveaway! This prize includes the main kit, the accessories kit (yes... complete with the little house die!), and even the extra "cabin" stamp set for the T&T house. This is Besty Veldman's most famous and sought after Holiday kit and it's valued at... well, just like my followers: it's priceless! 



T&T Main Kit

T&T Accessory Kit

November Crafty Comments Contest

Comment anywhere on my blog during the month of November to win the sold out October 2016 Monthly Hero card kit from Hero Arts! Just in time for Christmas. :) One winner will be chosen at random on November 30th and announced here on this page. Don't miss out! Leave as many comments as you'd like.


November Heartstrings Ink Blog Project Challenge

Create a project using inspiration from any of my blog posts or tutorial videos and post it using the link below. While many of my contests are random, I believe in rewarding hard work and creativity... so be sure to vote for your favorite project. The project with the most votes on November 30th will win a $50 gift certificate to the craft supply company of their choice. 

Much love & happy crafting!


Welcome to my brand-spanking new blog! I'm so excited I could easily stay awake all night posting things and playing with all the shiny new buttons on this blog. Sadly, I still have a "real job" and must focus on adulting for the next few months until I can relax for the winter. Never fear! I will find ways to procrastinate and shirk my responsibilities while making beautiful things.

The following how-to videos are coming soon:

  • Faux watercoloring technique
  • Metallic elements using alcohol ink
  • Papertrey Ink Star-Search video entry

Meanwhile, enjoy my September 2016 Papertrey Ink blog hop entry...

Papertrey Blog Hop

The challenge was to develop our creativity by keeping the design simple. This is the inspiration photo we were given:

Papertrey Blog Hop Sept 2016I decided to create a tag using black and green elements with simple craft accents. The foliage is from the new Papertrey Ink Holiday Greens and Holiday Greens Borders sets stamped in Simply Chartreuse, Olive Twist and Pinfeather. The sentiment is from their Holiday Tags 2013 collection stamped in Smoky Shadow. The greens are actually stamped on white Stamper Select paper from PTI and then "enhanced" using my faux watercoloring technique. Watch for a video coming soon! These were way easy to make and lots of fun.


Much love and happy crafting,