Sunday, October 4, 2015

SweetStamps October Anything Goes Challenge

Happy Monday everyone!
We received some welcoming rain yesterday and it was so nice. 
It wasn't too much, nor too little... It was just perfect. 
So I managed to get some cards done this weekend, which was a welcoming break. 

So it's time for October's monthly challenge at SweetStamps 
The theme is easy....
So for my inspirational post today, I am using another one of the September releases. 
This fella is "Beary Best" and the sentiment is from the "Simple Greetings" collection. 
The sentiment that comes with the "Beary Best" stamped inside the card and it says: 
"you are the beary best"
I had to use the sentiment so that it would tie in with the strawberry paper!  :) 

I hope you will join us this month.  
You can link up your project HERE 

My sketch was created based on this challenge: 

Friday, October 2, 2015

FTH October Blog Hop

Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop. We have a Meet the Design Team theme this month, to welcome our new teammates. Our designers are showcasing lots of gorgeous projects and telling us a bit about themselves, too.
As you hop along, please leave a comment on each blog. One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win an image of choice from the FTHS store. And additionally, we have a “scavenger hunt” game with some prizes right here on the FTHS blog!

If you have arrived from Brenda's blog, then you are on the right trackIf not why don’t you start on the From the Heart Stamps blog, so you don’t miss anything.

For my project today, I am using Prickles Says Hello
I have a hard time doing "Clean and Simple" cards, but I love the way this one turned out. 
My favorite technique is paper piecing!  I love how the layers and the little cuts can make such a huge difference on a card.  On the card, the banner and little hedgehog paws have been cut out, colored and layered on top of the original image. 
And here is a little bit of info on me: 
How long have you been on the From the Heart Stamps design team? 
I have been with From The Hearts Stamps for 2 years and 8 months, to the date!!  :)  Time flies when you are having fun!  

What is something about you that none of the other team members know?
I have 2 Volkswagon Bugs!  The 63 is Candy Apple Red and I call her lady!  The 64, won't be completed for another year or 2.  Finding original parts take a little bit of time to locate, but it's all worth it in the end.

What is your favorite coloring technique?
In this order: Copics,  Color Pencils (Faber-Castell) and  Watercoloring (Distress Inks)

What is your favorite category of images in the FTHS store?
Faithful Friends and Seasonal Celebrations

Who is the last person you sent a card to?
I will admit that I need to get better at this, but besides the loads of Christmas cards I send out?  The last person I sent a card to on my team, was Imke.  I sent her some Habanero seeds!!  :) 

Why do you like to make handmade cards?
I love making cards, because I love being able to bring a smile to someone's face.  Not only that, but my recipient is getting a one of a kind card and that makes it extra special. 

What is a good tip for printing digital images?
Don't waste paper!  Print as many images on one sheet as you can.  
I typically print about 6-8 images on one 8.5 x 11
If your die has cut into the space of another digital image, don't toss it!!
Fussy cut the image out !! 

Describe a card making mishap and your solution to fix it.
When using a colorless blender to clean up mistakes, allow the colorless solution to dry, before going back over the area. 
Now head over to Cammie's blog and see what she has created.
Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Monday October 5th at 6 am EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday October 7th.


Sunday, September 20, 2015

SweetStamps: September Anything Goes

Today, I am sharing a card I made for this months: 
Over at SweetStamps
I have a real love for frogs!!  Any kinda frog!!  I've owned a few of them in my years and would love to get my boys one or a few...depending on their size of course.  

For my card I am using a new release set called: 
 I did some extreme fussy cutting with this one, just love the results! 

Copic Markers used: 
Body: YG01, 05, 07, 09, G14
Belly: Tg00, 01
Glasses: BG32
Tie: E31, 35
Happy Monday! 

Monday, September 14, 2015

From The Heart Sketch Challenge #118

Hi again!! 
Seems like Monday's are the days, I overload my blog with cards!! LOL
I will try to switch things up next week. 

For my card today, I had to really think outside the box.  I ordered these wobble things from this lady online a few months ago and they've just been sitting on my desk literally at starring at me!! 
I really needed to find out if I was going to love these things or not. 
So for my card today, I am using:
I printed the image three times.  I colored one of the images in it's entirety, colored just the head in the second and the hands on the third.  I cut the head and the hands from the second and third image out.  I back the head with the wobble and added the hands, which give it a little more dimension. 
So here is a quick phone video of what the image does!! :)
Cool right!!  I'm excited, as it's my first time using these and I love it!! 
Here is a peek at this weeks sketch challenge and twist. 
Hope you can join us! 

I would liek to share this in the following challenge: 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

SweetStamps: September Anything Goes

Happy Monday everyone!
Just in case you missed the news, SweetStamps has switched over to an ANYTHING GOES Monthly  Challenge and every Monday, the design team will share some inspirational projects with you!  Fun right!?!?!

Before I get to my card today, I wanted to  let you know that SweetStamps is also having a DT CALL!!  So if you are located in the US, love crafting (Scrapbooking, ATC, Mixed Media) and love getting free products and a discount every month, then this is the team for you! 
I've been with SweetStamps for about 2 years and I've had the pleasure of meeting Stacey and her family!!  They are AMAZING people and the team is really laid back and drama free too! :) 
So think about it.. Here is the link to apply: HERE

So for my inspirational post today, I made this fun card using the newly released stamp set called: 
Image has been rotated to create a fun little scene and colored with Copic. 
The frame has been colored with Wink of Stella Gold, but doesn't show well in the picture. 

I hope you will join us this month.  
You can link up your project HERE 
Have a great week. 

Monday, September 7, 2015

From the Heart Stamps Sketch #117

Hello again!!  
I'm back to share a card I made for this weeks sketch challenge over at From The Heart Stamps
This is image called: Candy Run
I just love the way it came out.  I used a liquid mask to create the background, but I think I left it on too long and so when I went to rub it off, some of the paper began to come up with the mask as well.   (To the right if the balloons)
Here is this week sketch and the twist is: Lots of WHITE
Can't wait to see wat you create and remember that you must post the sketch in your blog write-up. 
Check out the shop too, lots of new images being posted!!  :) 
(That was just a little enabler alert!! )

Have a great week. 

Sunday, September 6, 2015

SweetStamps: September Anything Goes Challenge

Happy Labor Day!!
We spent yesterday hanging out with friends and loved ones, so today is our relaxing day!  :) 
Look forward to a couple of hours of craftiness and a good nap, before we get back to the routine tomorrow.  :) 

I created this cute treat bag for our September Anything Goes Challenge at SweetStamps Blog.
I am using the newly release stamp set: Too Cute to Spook
I am working on 15 other bags, but only had 15 sides glued down!  Once they are dried and completed, I will share a picture! 

Have a safe and enjoyable Monday.