Marshmallows

Today’s card is for this week’s challenge at A Day For Daisies and it’s Anything Goes. My sweet little image is called Cocoa for Two.

I decided to use a favorite color combo and one of my favorite layouts but I added a twist and embossed card stock instead of using DP. It turned out pretty fun.

A day for daisies cocoa

I know it isn’t cold enough for cocoa yet but it’s getting there – this morning was cool and wonderful!!

Recipe:

  • Image: Cocoa for two digi by A Day for Daisies
  • Paper Kraft Card (PTI) Turquoise and Chocolate card (Recollections)
  • Ink: Copics – Puppy E31 E33, E35, E37, E39, R24, R27, W9; Hair E33, E35, E37; Skin E00, E02, E11, E21; Outfit E40, E42, E44, B01, B02, B04, E70, E74, E79; Marshmallows W00, W1; Cocoa Tray C0, E40, W00, E44, R24, R27
  • Other: Circle Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Circle Dies (Spellbinders)

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

Fall Mailbox

Here is a little mid-week inspiration at From the Heart Stamps. I created a CAS card using Fall Mailbox. I decided to create a Thank You card because after going through my stash recently, I realized I was very low on these (meaning I couldn’t find one!)

FTHS Fall Mailbox

A couple of weeks ago I tried a technique from the “Try a new technique” challenge at Splitcoast Stampers – TLC 496 Faux Blocking – It was so much fun that I had to try it again. I love the clean, crisp result!! Pretty sure this will be making an appearance again and again!

Recipe:

  • Image: Fall Mailbox digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Sentiment: From Jibber Jabber clear stamp from The Alleyway Stamps
  • Paper – White card (PTI) Black card (Recollections)
  • Ink: Copics – C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, YR15, YR27, YR68, Y17, Y19, Y32, Y35, Y38, E31, E35, E37, E39, YG03, YG17, YG63, YG67, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99, R24, R29, Tuxedo Black Memento
  • Other: Basic Backdrop Dies and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD)

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

Aloha!

It’s Monday!! And that means it is time for a new sketch challenge at FTHS! Today’s sketch (Sketch #80) has a tWist – to use a handmade embellishment. 

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My card uses an image called Birdbrain Hula Chick and like any other birdbrain, she is awesome!! Ain’t she cute? I tried to follow the sketch but I couldn’t seem to make it work so I went as close as I could – did I take too many liberties?

FTHS Hula Chick

Recipe:

  • Image: Birdbrain Hula Chick digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Paper: White card (PTI), hot pink card (Recollections), DP (Doodlebug Designs)
  • Ink: Copics – YR04, YR07, YR09, Y15, Y17, Y19, B01, B02, B05, RV23, RV25, RV29, YG01, E4, E43, E44, W1, W3, W5
  • Other: Basic Backdrop Dies and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD), Circle Scalloped Circle Dies (Spellbinders)

Challenges:

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Lyn

Orange you glad??

hambohoedownbuttonIt’s the third Wednesday of the month (OF SEPTEMBER!!! What is going on with the calendar and can someone take it off fast forward?) Today’s card will hopefully provide you a little mid-month inspiration for this month’s Hambo Hoedown! The theme is FOR THE KIDS and you still have plenty of time to play. This Hoedown goes until September 30th at midnight.

For my card, I used a digi stamp image called Orange/Yam Kids

Hambo Orange KidThis is a two image set so in order to use the second image and the pun, I created a two part card – an outside and an inside card. Hambo Yam

Recipe:

  • Image – Orange/Yam Kids Digi Stamp by Hambo Stamps
  • Paper – White card (PTI), Brown (Recollections),  DP (Doodlebug Design)
  • Ink – Copics: Orange -YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09, YG03, YG09, Orange kid’s clothes – W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, E40, E42, E43, E44, BG45, BG49, YG93, YG95, YG99; Yam – YR12, YR15, YR18, Yam kid’s clothes – B24, B29, B39, BG45, BG49, E40, E42, E43, E44; Skin/hair – E35, E37, E00, E02, E11, E21
  • Other – Basic Backdrop and Polka Dot Backdrop dies (A Jillian Vance Design), Circle dies (Spellbinders)

Challenges

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

Flappy Birthday!

Here is a little mid-month inspiration with the From the Heart Stamps Stamp of the Month – Flappy Birthday Birdbrain

I love these birdbrains! They are precious and funny and all the other descriptor that mean they make your insides giggle! I hope your are inspired… You have plenty of time so come join the SOTM Challenge!

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For today’s card, I used a sketch from Splitcoast Stampers SC502:

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Recipe:

  • Image: Flappy Birthday Birdbrain digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Paper -White card (PTI) blue card (Recollections) DP (Doodlebug Designs)
  • Ink: Copics – Balloon – B23, B24, B29; Birds – BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, BG45, BG53, Y17, Y19, YR04, YR07, YR19, YG17, YG63, YG67, RV25; Sky – B0000
  • Other: Basic Backdrop Dies and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD), Square Dies (Spellbinders), Enamel dots, Glossy Accents

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

Sunshine Mail – Flowers for Mom

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It’s the first day of the month…time for another Sunshine Mail Challenge. The theme is “ANYTHING GOES” and it is sponsored by Stitchy Bear. My card uses an image is called Flowers For Mom created by Stitchy Stamps.

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  • Image: Flowers For Mom created by Stitchy Stamps – via Stitchy Bear
  • Paper: White cardstock(PTI) gray cardstock(Recollections) (DP) Indigo Bleu
  • Ink:  Copics -Flowers  R32, YG00, YG03, YG63, YG67 YG17; Cloths B93, B95, B99, W1, W3, W5, E40, E42, BG10, BG11, BG15; Hat Y21, Y26; Hair Y23, YR24, YR27; Skin E00, E21, E11, E02
  • Other: Basic Backdrop Dies and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD), Happy Hello dies (MFT), On the Edge dies (Spellbinders)

I hope you join the challenge this month!! Sunshine Mail sends happy mail, but not necessarily holiday mail so no holiday specific cards. It is such a wonderful organization! AND if you want to get involved other ways, just go to Sunshine Mail Foundation and learn more!… and now I am off to mail my card into Sunshine Mail Foundation – that is the only way to qualify to win the challenge and a prize from Stitchy Bear! Come on!! Join the fun!

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great Day!

Lyn

Yeehaw!! This sweet little guy was a top pick at Speedy Fox and Friends!

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Jolly Jack O’lantern’s

Happy Monday!! It is time for a new sketch challenge at FTHS and today’s it’s pretty fun! Today’s sketch (Sketch #79) has a great tWist – Use Humor. 

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My card uses an image called Three Jolly Jack ‘o Lanterns and they make me smile out loud – aren’t they cute? I just love these jolly jack ‘o lanterns and, while I am not sure what the joke is, there is obviously something going on with them don’t you think?!

FTHS Jolly Jacks

Recipe:

  • Image: Three Jolly Jack ‘o Lanterns digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Paper: Vintage Cream card (PTI), green and rust card (Recollections), Watercolor paper and handmade DP
  • Ink: Copics – YR12, YR15, YR18, YR04, YR07, YG93, YG95, YG99, C5, C7, C9, BV11, BV11, BV13, BV17, B0000, E51, Distress paints (For background paper)
  • Other: Basic Backdrop Dies and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD), Circle Dies (Spellbinders), buttons, twine

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

Birthday Princess

For fun, I decided to join in the East Wind Challenge #14 ~ Birthday Princess – I got this sweet little girl from East Wind’s newsletter. She is a princess so I went all out pink on this one, including the big pink “diamond” – I think I know just the little princess to send it to.

Eastwind PrincessRecipe:

  • Image: Baby Aurora: Birthday Princess (monthly freebie) Digi from East Wind
  • Paper: White card (PTI), HOt Pink card (Recollections), DP (The Girlhood Stack from DCWV)
  • Ink: Copics – Crown – Y26, Y28, Wink of Stella, Dress- RV21, RV23, RV55, Lips – R81, R83, R85, Eyes – BV00, BV11, BV17, Skin – E51, E00, E02, E21, Hair – E31, E33, E35, E37, Dots – R0000, V000, BV00, BV02, R81
  • Other: Basic Backdrop Die and Polka Dot Backdrop Die (AJVD), Notched Hearts Banner Die Collection (PTI), Page Maps Dies (Spellbinders), Nesting Flower Dies (Lifestyle Dies), Pink Rhinestone, Wink of Stella

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

 

Soar!

Today’s card is for September’s Doodle Pantry Challenge DPDC50. This uses one of their new images. Not sure why, but this one just called to me. I think I love the digi papers in this set just as much as I love the images.

I found a fun sketch at Splitcoast Stampers to build my card and, in the end, I really love it!

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Here is my take on the sketch using GLORY DAYS

DP Glory Days

Recipe:

  • Image: GLORY DAYS digi set from Doodle Pantry
  • Paper: White and Pure Poppy card (PTI), Digi papers from the GLORY DAYS digi set
  • Ink: Copics – BG0000, B0000, BG10, W1, W3, W5, W7, W9, C3, C5, E00, G0000, YG93, YG95, YG97, Y17, Y19, R24, R27, R29
  • Other: Basic Backdrop and Polka Dot Backdrop dies (AJVD), Oval and Scallop Oval dies (Spellbinders),

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

FTHS – September Blog Hop with Birdbrains

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Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop. Our theme this month is “For the Bird{brains}”. Our designers are showcasing lots of gorgeous projects.

As you hop along, please leave a comment on each entry. One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win an image of choice from the FTHS store. Some Design Team members are also giving away the actual project they create for the hop, too. So, you may win an image and a card or project from some of the blogs! And additionally, one commenter on the From the Heart Stamps blog will be selected to win a $15 gift voucher to the store!

We are offering another really cool prize on the FTHS blog! Have you ever had a great idea for a Birdbrain image? Well, this is your chance! One lucky winner randomly selected from all the comments will be selected to work with Faith to design a Birdbrain image!

And, we would like to invite all of you to be a part of our hop this month, with the DT! There is an inlinkz on the bottom of the post here, at FTHS, and on each individual blog. Use one of the designer’s tutorials and your favorite Birdbrain image to create a project to play along. We can’t wait to see what you create! If you are interested in guest designing for FTHS over the next few months, simply add GDT to your entry. We are looking for six people to guest design for two month rotations over the next 6 months. Hope you will print off your favorite Birdbrain and play along!

If you have arrived from Kelly, you are in the right place, if not why don’t you start on the From the Heart Stamps blog, so you don’t miss anything.

Here is my project… I made a tag using Birthday Burger Birdbrain.

FTHS Burger BB

I sometimes like to make my own tags, so I can make them whatever size best suits my needs. This one starts as a rectangle 2 3/4″ X 5 1/2″. I measured once inch down and marked both sides then marked two points on either side of the center. I trimmed the corners from these points and used this as my tag base…

Tag 2

I picked some designer papers that match my image and a variety of circle punches. For more ‘pop’, I backed each circle of DP in a larger circle of red. I randomly place the dots on the tag placing the image as well until everything fits like I want it to.

Tag 3 Tag 4

Tag 5

I adhere the the dots first, and run it through the Cuttlebug using my all time favorite embossing folder – a Happy Birthday folder. Then I used my oval punch and a circle to create the top of the tag and adhere it, the image, and the sentiment to the embossed tag. I chose ribbons and run them through together and bind them with a button and some twine. Tag 6

That is all there is to it. Now it is ready to put on a package…
FTHS Burger BB

Recipe:

  • Image: Birthday Burger Birdbrain digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Paper: White Card (PTI), Red card (Recollections), DP – Sunny (MME)
  • Ink: Copics Candle – BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15; Bird – Y15, Y17, Y19, YR04, YR07; Plate – E40, E42; Burger – (bun) E30, E31, E35, E51, YR00, Y21, (lettuce) YG03, YG09, (ketchup) R14, R17, (burger) W1, W3, W5, R02, (cheese) YR12, YR15, (mustard) Y21, Y26, (parsley) G07, G28
  • Other: Various Circle Punches, Circle Dies (Spellbinders), HB embossing Folder, Ribbon

Now head over to Michelle and see what they have created.

Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Sunday September 14th at 6am, EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday September 17th.

Challenges:

Lyn

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