Hello There Little Bear…

It is the 1st of the month and time for another Sunshine Mail Challenge…woo hoo!! The theme is “ANYTHING GOES” and this time it is sponsored again by StampArt Design by Kathryne©.


 
For my card, I used a precious little bear image a… Little Bear Garden Delight

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Come on over and join the challenge!!! 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 StampArt Design by Kathryne©.

REMEMBER they send happy mail, but not necessarily holiday mail, so no holiday specific cards.

Recipe:

  • Images: Little Bear Garden Delight digi from StampArt Design by Kathryne©
  • Paper: White cardstock and Pink cardstock (PTI), DP (DCWV)
  • Ink: Copics – E70, E74, E77, E79, R22, R24, R29, RV23, RV25, RV29, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG93, YG95, YG99, BG0000, BG13, BG49, Y35, YG23, YG25
  • Other: Basic Backdrop Dies and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD), Circle and Scallop Circle Dies (Spellbinders)

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great Day!

Lyn

Hogs and Kisses

How about some mid-week inspiration with From the Heart Stamps!

This week’s card is one more Christmas card for July. Using the new Christmas Pigwits. C-U-T-E!! I hope your are feeling inspired!

FTHS Pigwit Mistletoe

Recipe:

  • Image: Hamlet and Harriet PigWit Christmas Mistletoe  digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Paper – White and Pure Poppy card (PTI) DP (DCWV)
  • Ink: Copics – Pigs R00, R01, R02, R05, W3, W5, W7, Scarf R22, R24, R27, YG63, YG67, YG03, Gift R22, R24, R27, Y21, Y26, Y28, Pearls R22, R24, R27, Mistletoe Headband W3, W5, W7, R22, R24, R27, YG93, YG97,YG99
  • Other: Basic Backdrop Dies and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD), Circle Dies (Spellbinders), Garland Die (PTI), Wink of Stella

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

I’m Bananas About You!

Today I created a fun, simple card using a precious Hambo image called Banana Kid. This will be heading to a awesome little guy that I am absolutely bananas about!

Hambo Bananas

Recipe:

  • Image – Banana Kid digi by Hambo
  • Paper – True black (PTI), DP (DCWV)
  • Ink – Copics: W00, W3, W5, W7, E00, E02, E21, E31, Y04, Y32, Y35, Y38, B23 B24, B29, B39, R24, R29
  • Other – Basic Backdrop and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD), Rectangle and Deckled Rectangle (Spellbinders), Oval and Scallop Oval Punches (Stampin’ Up)

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

Vintage Stocking

This month’s Doodle Pantry Challenge DPDC48 is a Christmas challenge. I know this is the last day of the challenge, but I wanted to play along so better late than never. I really love their vintage stamps, so I decided to use one for this challenge. My Doodle Pantry Image is called Vintage Stocking. This month has been a fun Christmas filled month and now I am, if not ready for Christmas, I am closer than I was last December (haha).

Doodle Pantry Vintage Stocking

I used a SplitcoastStampers Sketch Challenge – SC496

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Recipe:

  • Image- Vintage Stocking digi by Doodle Pantry
  • Paper – Cardstock and DP (PTI)
  • Ink- Copics
  • Other – Scallop Rectangle die (Quickutz), Basic Backdrop and Polka dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD)

Other Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

C is for Candy Cane

Well, I didn’t get caught up on the Bugaboo ‘Christmas in July’ Challenge, I just got too far behind…but I did do one more. Today’s freebie JJ Xmas Cheer – Merry Christmas is awesome and awesomely perfect for the “C is for…” challenge.

I made a Clean and Simple card added a couple of rhinestones and a fun little card.

Bugaboo JJ Xmas Cheer - Merry Christmas

Recipe:

  • Image – JJ Xmas Cheer – Merry Christmas
  • Paper – Card (PTI)
  • Ink – Copics YG03, YG63, YG67, Y28, E00, E11, E21, E51, E31, E33, E35, E3BG0000, B02, C0, C5, C7, C9, R22, R24, R27, R29
  • Other – Basic Backdrop Die, Polka Dot Backdrop Die, Rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

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Christmas Bugaboo Bingo

OK my dad had to have surgery this weekend and I didn’t get started with the Christmas in July Challenges at Bugaboo on day one. Soooo I am going to try to catch up the best I can – They are going to be OUT of order! Here is #5…

This card is for Wednesday’s Bingo Challenge – I went across the bottom row – Sparkley, Snowflakes, Bow

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There are so many to choose from but I decided to go with Ava Fairy Special for this one – she is beautiful and fun.

Bugaboo Ava Fairy

My papers are from Papertrey Ink and she was colored up with Copics. You can’t really see it, but in order to meet the sparkley part of the challenge, I used Wink of Stella on her wings and Glossy Accents on the berries.

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

Come Let Us Adore Him

How about a mid-month inspirational piece for this month’s Hambo Hoedown – Christmas in July Challenge.

For my project, I decided to finally try a mixed media piece on canvas (a fun little 4″x5″). I pulled out some of my my favorite Hambo Christmas images in rubber.

hAMBO mANGER

OK, so these always look easier when other people create them. They are messy and no where near perfect (which is very hard for me!!) so I don’t love it, but it was fun to try it…

The neat thing was that by stamping on tissue paper with Stazon, I was able to adhere the image to my canvas and, when it was dry, color it with my Copics – awesome!! I will probably try it again someday :)

Recipe:

  • Images – Manger – 4316 AND Adore Him – 4313 rubber stamps by Hambo Stamps
  • Ink – Acrylic paints, Copics
  • Other – Stencils, gesso, gel medium, mod podge

Thanks for stopping by!! Now go join the Hoedown!

Lyn

Sunshine Mail and Zap Pow!

Zap Pow New Logo Cropped

OK – it is the 15th of the month which means it is time for another Sunshine Mail Challenge…!! The theme is “ANYTHING GOES” and this time it is sponsored by Zap Pow Designs.  This is a relatively new stamp company and they have some great, fun images!! I love them!!

For my card, I used the octopus image which comes with a clever little image… You Octo-Pi Our Heart.

zap pow

Come on over and join the challenge!!! 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 Zap Pow Designs.

REMEMBER they send happy mail, but not necessarily holiday mail, so no holiday specific cards.
Recipe:

  • Images: You Octo-Pi Our Heart digi from Zap Pow Designs
  • Paper: White cardstock (PTI) and Raspberry cardstock (Recollections), DP (Digi paper by Doodle Pantry)
  • Ink: Copics – YG03, YG63, YG67, YG21, YG23, YG25, E74, E77, E79, V06, V09, RV25, RV29, C5, C9
  • Other: Basic Backdrop Dies and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD), Glossy Accents

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great Day!

Lyn

Hello Monday!

I love this new image and this sentiment is so perfect for today’s card…It is another Monday and that means it is time for another sketch challenge at From the Heart Stamps. I decided to do the sketch challenge (Sketch #74) this week but no tWist.

It is a fun, simple challenge this week so you definitely want to try it out. You have plenty of time to join in on the sketch challenge. This challenge will run through the 27th while the design team takes a break. :)

Sketch074-558x720This week’s card using an image called Birdbrain Needs Coffee. I hope you are you feeling inspired!


FTHS Coffee

Recipe:

  • Image: Birdbrain Needs Coffee digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Paper – Dark Chocolate card (PTI), DP (My Minds Eye, Little Yellow Bicycle)
  • Ink: Copics Bird Y32, Y35, YR15, YR18, Coffee Cup B01, B02, B04, B05, Coffee/Beans E74, E77, E79
  • Other: Basic Backdrop Dies and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD), gears

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

FTHS – Christmas in July Blog Hop

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I am soooo sorry for the delay!! I thought it was already posted then when I had the chance to check in, I realized it was scheduled to post in the pm not the am…Grrrrr….. Well, Happy Fourth of July!!I hope it is a great one!

Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop. Our theme this month is “Christmas in July”. I think this going to be a trend this month and maybe I will be ready to go in December when it is time to mail them out!

Our designers are showcasing lots of awesome inspiration so enjoy!! 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 for yourself and an image of choice for a friend. And additionally, one commenter on the From the Heart Stamps blog will be selected to win a $15 gift voucher to the store!

If you have arrived from Kelly’s Blog, 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.

My card today uses Seven Christmas Birds – This one is so sweet!

FTHS Seven Birds

Card Recipe:

  • Image:  Seven Christmas Birds digi by FTHS
  • Paper: Vintage cream cardstock (PTI), Red card (Recollections), DP (My Mind’s Eye)
  • Ink: Copics – Y32, Y35, Y38, YR04, YR07, Y22, R24, Y27, E40, E43, E47, YG03, YG63, YG67, BG0000, B00, B01, B02, B04, B05
  • Other: Basic Backdrop and Polka Dot Backdrop dies (A Jillian Vance Design), Star Button, Twine

Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Monday July 7th at 6am, EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday July 9th.

Now head over to MICHELLE H’s blog and let her show you some love!!

Thanks for stopping by and HAVE FUN!!

Lyn

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