Wednesday, February 27, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Printable Art

I can't believe that it is almost March!!. I don't know where the time went. As February comes to an end, it's time to take down the Valentine's day decorations and pack them away for next year. Which also means it's time to dig out the decorations for the next holiday, St. Patrick's Day. I don't really have a lot of decorations for St. Patrick's Day, however I do have a couple of things for this year. First I have my favorite Shamrock in which I hang in my front window. I love this shamrock, as it is very shiny and sparkly. The base color of the shamrock is green, however when you drive by my house while the sun is shining the mini shamrocks hanging off the larger change colors. It's really pretty to look at. Next I bought some St. Patrick's Day window clings and gels, which I will put on my front and back doors. Finally, I needed something to put into my "seasonal" photo frame. Therefore, I decided to create some subway art, but with a little twist. Take a look here:

I wanted to do something different from your basic subway art. Therefore, I created the words into a shape of a shamrock. Then to add a little boost, I made the background an ombre green & yellow color. I love how it came out!! I designed the picture to be an 8x10", perfect for my frame. If you would like to download and print out your own copy here is the link.

Please just remember that it is for personal use only, Thank you!
So how do you decorate your house for St. Patrick's Day? Do you go all out, or just keep it simple? I would love to hear your ideas and thoughts!!! ♥

Happy Crafting,



Monday, February 18, 2013

Two New Additions to the Blog

I would like to introduce two new additions to I Heart Crafting, Daisy and Rex. They are our virtual pet hamsters. If you scroll down to the bottom of the blog, you will find them in their cages. Feel free to play with them, and/or feed them{click inside the cage and piece of food will appear}. They are very active little creatures and love their running wheel. My cat Misty {she is real, not} couldn't take her eyes off the screen when I came across the abowman website. So I agreed that we could adopted these little guys. :)
If you would like a virtual pet of your own, head over to, and see the variety of virtual pets you can adopt.



Monday, February 4, 2013

Having a Wonderful Day!

Hello Everyone,
I did not have a post scheduled for today, however I decided to post about some great things that are happening in my life. You have most likely seen some of my color palettes and patterns that I have created on COLOURlovers. COLOURlovers is a great site, in which I am a member of a couple of groups. One of the groups is called Color Calming Creations. Color Calming Creations has a daily contest in which the group leader picks two nominees and posts some of their work {one pattern, one palette, and one color}. Then other members of the group vote on whose creations they find to be the most appealing. They can also view each nominees profile to view other work they have done. The nominee with the most votes wins. Well I am happy to say that I WAS NOMINATED FOR TODAY'S CONTEST!!! I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am, as well as honored that my work is truly admired by others.

Below is the pattern, palette and color {from my list of many} that the leader decided to post to be voted on:


Vector Patterns by COLOURlovers

Color by COLOURlovers

Color by COLOURlovers           {Not my favorite color I created, however I guess other like it}

So there they are. Now for the rest of the evening other members will be voting, so wish me luck!!!

Now about the next exciting thing......
I have always wanted to learn how to doodle. I absolutely love how the drawing come out. Now unlike my son,  I am not very gifted when it comes to drawing. Therefore, I thought that I would never be able to make those cute doodle pictures. However while I was visiting a favorite blog of mine, Homegrown Hospitality, I saw that she was offering an online class to learn how to doodle. Now the blog owner, Stephanie, is a very talented person. I adore her work. Here take a look:

Aren't they wonderful? 

When I saw that she was offering an online class, I was hesitant thinking I could not do it. Boy, was I wrong!!! The course is absolutely wonderful! Stephanie has really taken the time to explain in great detail how to doodle. Also, it is not as difficult as it looks. Really, it's actually really fun and relaxing. 

I am almost complete with lesson 1, and will show you my first complete doodle when I finish. If you are interested in the course, go check it out at Homegrown Hospitality. You will be glad you did. It is a work at your own pace course; so no pressure. Plus very affordable. I am very glad that I decided to do it. I have always wanted to, and now I have a new craft skill. 

Thank you for sharing my excitement!


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Create Your Own Personal Puzzles with Free Puzzlemaker

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful weekend. Today I would like to share with you a fun tool I discovered on Discovery Education. It is a free puzzle maker, in which you can create your own various types of puzzles. You can choose to design word searches, criss-cross, mazes, math squares, letter tiles, and more. To give you an example of what you can do with this great tool, I created a I Heart Crafting word search which you can get a glimpse of below. Also, if you enjoy word searches, here is the link to download and print out my word search I created.
However, if you would like to create your own puzzle the link to the site is here.



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