I Love You Sew Much!

Mid Week Inspiration for From the Heart Stamps and I decided to go along with this week’s sketch theme again and choose a past sketch. I went pretty far back and chose Sketch #17…Sketch017

With this card, I am also participating in a Splitcoast Stampers Hope You Can Cling To Challenge HYCCT1422 – Show me the love – without words…X’s and O’s are pretty universal for love right?

FTHS I love you to stitchesRecipe:

  • Image: Love You to Stitches digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Papers: White Card (PTI), Chocolate (Scraps), DP (MME)
  • Ink: Copics R81, R83, R85, C1, C3, C5, E70, E74, E77, E79, W1, W3, W5, E31, E35, E37, Wink of Stella
  • Other: Basic Backdrop Dies and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD), Rectangle and Deckled Rectangle Dies (Spellbinders), Ribbon (PTI)

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

 

Shine On!!

Happy Monday!! This week’s sketch challenge at FTHS is a fun one! We were encouraged to choose any of the past sketches – I chose Sketch #59.

Sketch059

I wanted to participate in another one of the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges. 1401B – Shine On allowed me to use a great FTHS image called Lighthouse.

FTHS Lighthouse

Recipe:

  • Image: Lighthouse digi stamp by From the Heart Stamps
  • Paper: Vintage Cream card (PTI), Chocolate card (not sure it was from deep in my scrap drawer), DP (MME)
  • Ink: Copics – BG0000, B00, B02, B04, B05, B06, Y08, Y21, Y26, Y28, W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, YG03, E31, E33, E74
  • Other: Basic Backdrop Dies and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD), Circle Dies (Spellbinders)

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

My Grandmother, My Hero

 Today’s card is for this week’s A Day For Daisies challenge #106 All Sugared Up and for the Hope You Can Cling to Challenge HYCCT1408 My Hero…

My Hero was my grandmother. She was such a wonderful, gentle, beautiful lady that fought hard against breast cancer and lost and I miss her every day.

She collected birds. When I was growing up, every time I saw a bird, I thought she needed to have it. So she amassed quite a collection over the years and she loved everyone. Now anytime I see a bird, I smile and think about her.

My card uses a beautiful bird image from A Day For Daisies called Bird Blooming.

ADFD Bird Bloom

I made it clean and simple to let the image speak for itself. It is hard to see but the whole image is covered in glittery wonderfulness…. She would have loved it!

glitterRecipe:

  • Image – Bird Blooming digi by A Day For Daisies
  • Paper – Vintage Cream (PTI), turquoise (Recollections), DP (DCWV)
  • Copics – Branches and Flowers E33, E35, E37, YG01, YG03, YG61, R81, R83, R85, YR12, Sky BG0000, Bird B00, B01, B02, B04, B05, B06
  • Other – Basic Backdrop Dies and Polka Dot Backdrop Die (AJVD), Glitter Mist

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

 

Floating Pig

Ok it is time for a little mid-month inspiration at the Hambo Hoedown. I decided to use an image that would not only fit with this month’s theme of “PIGS”, but would fit with a Hope You Can Cling To Challenge at SplitCoast Stampers – HYCCT1402 Hope Floats…

I found an old sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge that I thought would be fun…Until I started trying to match up paper with my image that I colored before I chose the paper – big mistake! Now I feel like my card turned into a patch work quilt of crazy, but hey – with his head in the cloud, the floating pig’s world is a patchwork huh?

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Here is my card using Hambo’s Floating Pig

FTHS Floating Pig

Recipe:

  • Image – Floating Pig digi stamp by Hambo Stamps
  • Paper – White card (PTI), black card(Recollections), DP (Doodlebug Designs)
  • Ink – Copics: piggy (R01, R02, C3) grass (YG03, YG67, G85, G21) flowers (BV02, BV04, BV08, Y15) and balloons (YR04, YR07, YR09)
  • Other – Basic Backdrop Dies and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD), CircleDies (Spellbinders), Fish Tail Dies (My Favorite Things), Oval and Scalloped Oval Punches (Stampin Up), Black Rhinestones

Don’t forget it’s HOGtoberfest at Hambo Stamps, which means a 30% discount on ALL regular and sale-priced stamps in the digi or rubber stamp store – simply mention “HOGtoberfest14” when you order for the discount to be applied. Click HERE to shop now!

Challenges:

Thanks For stopping by!

Lyn

It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown…

Monday, Monday, I love that day… Time for a new sketch challenge at FTHS! Today’s sketch (Sketch #83) has a tWist – to use a sponge technique (I sponged on the night sky nd grass). In addition to the tWist, we have a photo inspiration.

Sketch083-Inspiration-Board

I used FTHS image Great Pumpkin Birdbrains… They are perfect for the Hope You Can Cling To challenge HYCCT1411 – Chicks stick together – I mean, what a great show of friendship – standing out in a cold, dark pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin (right?)

FTHS Great Pumpkin Birdbrains

Recipe:

  • Image: Great Pumpkin Birdbrains digi stamp by From the Heart Stamps
  • Sentiment by Jillybean Soup
  • Paper: Vintage Cream Card (PTI), Brown card (Recollections), DP (American Craft)
  • Ink: Copics – Pumpkins YR15, YR27, YR68; Birdbrains Y15, Y17, Y19, YR04, YR09; Grass/stems YG03, YG61, and Green Galore (SU ink); Moon Y00, Y21; Sky – Paris Dusk (Memento Ink)
  • Other: Basic Backdrop Dies and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD), Rectangle and Deckled Rectangle Dies (Spellbinders), Ribbon (PTI)

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

Wishing You Sunshine!

For my From The Heart Stamps mid-week inspiration, I am taking a Hope You Can Cling To Challenge – HYCCT1401A. I used the FTHS image called Drenched.

FTHS Drenched

The challenge was to use the tole technique to “raise up” pieces of the image. I raised the umbrella twice, the arm and the boot tops once. This technique looks great on a completed project but it is a lot of cutting (not my favorite thing) so I am glad I was challenged to do it – now I can check it off my list of techniques I want to try, because I otherwise might not have.

I added Wink of Stella to the umbrella to look like moisture and glossy accents to the puddle to look like water.

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Stop by HYCCT when you get a chance, the challenges are great and the cause is wonderful!!

Recipe:

  • Image: Drenched digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Papers: White card (PTI), Hot Pink card (Recollections), DP (Digi Paper by Little Panda)
  • Ink: Copics -RV21, Rv23, RV25, RV29, Y13, YG21, YG23, YG25, C1, C3, C5, E00, E11, E21, E35, E37, BG0000, B00, B01
  • Other: Basic Backdrop Dies and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD), Rectangle and Deckled Rectangle Dies (Spellbinders), Oval and Scallop Oval Punches (SU), Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents, Circle Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Pearls

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

Hope your day was a hoot!!

It’s Monday!! And that means it is time for a new sketch challenge at FTHS! Today’s sketch (Sketch #82) has a tWist – to use strips of paper or washi tape (I finally got to use the washi tape that I have been collecting for a while). In addition to the tWist, we have a photo inspiration.

Sketch082-Inspiration-Board

I picked a FTHS image that fit in…Owl and Pumpkins

FTHS owl and pumpkins

Recipe:

  • Image: Owl and Pumpkins digi stamp by From the Heart Stamps
  • Paper: White card (PTI), Black card (Recollections), DP (Stampin’ Up)
  • Ink: Copics – Pumpkins YR15, YR27, YR68; Owl E70, E74, E77, E79, YR12; Grass/stems YG03, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG93, YG95, YG97; Moon Y00, Y21, Y26; Sky B93, B95, B97, B99
  • Other: Basic Backdrop Dies and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD), Circle Dies (Spellbinders), Buttons, enamel dot, twine

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

FTHS Blog Hop – Think Pink!

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Happy October!! Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop. Our theme this month is “THINK PINK”. This is a perfect theme for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Our designers have pulled out of the stops and have lots of PINK awesomeness for your inspiration.

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. 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 the FTHS image Gathering Hearts

FTHS Gathering Hearts 1401C

Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Monday October 6th, EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday October 8th.

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

Recipe:

  • Image: Gathering Hearts digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Papers: White card (PTI), Hot Pink card (Recollections), DP (DCWV)
  • Ink: Copics – shoes C0, C3, C5, C7, C9 (wink of stella); Dress RV000, RV02, RV04; Backpack/grass Y00, YG63, YG67; Hair E31, E33, E35, E37, E39, Skin E00, E02, E11, E21; Basket and hearts E42, E43, E44, E47, RV21, RV25, RV29, Flower Y38, Shadow BG0000
  • Other: Basic Backdrop Dies and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD), Circle Dies (Spellbinders), Ribbon, Button

SOOOO this month SplitCoast Stampers also celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness with Hope You Can Cling To Challenges ALL month long. I love these challenges and chose my image to go with one of the day 1 challenges. She just screamed pink to me and as she has two handles (on her backpack and her basket) she fit with 1401C (Have a handle on your card). I encourage you stop by HYCCT when you get a chance, but in the meantime, have a great time on the Blog Hop!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

From the Depths…

hambohoedownbuttonIt’s the first Wednesday of the month – WHOOT WHOOT!! That means it is time for a Hambo Hoedown! This Hoedown will last for the whole month of HOGTOBER (until November 4th at midnight.)

The theme is PIGS !! What better theme for Hambo right?!! You can use any company’s image for this challenge but if you have a Hambo image, why not use it?

I used a fun Hambo image called Pig Sub.

Hambo Sub Pig

To go with my image, I created a CAS card with some “alcohol ink background paper”. The technique I used was the Copic Ink Background, as the name implies, it called for Copic refill ink but you can use any alcohol ink.

I also added a little spinner technique so the sub can move through the water. Some rhinestones for “bubbles” and a heart charm and that is all…WHEW! That’s a lot of parts for a CAS card huh?

Recipe:

  • Image – Pig Sub digi by Hambo Stamps
  • Paper – White card (PTI), Blue card (Recollections) Handmade background on glossy card
  • Ink – Copics for image: C1, C3, C5, C7, YG63, R00, R01, BG0000, V99; Copic Refills for background paper: BG0000, YG03, B00, B02, B04
  • Other – Basic Backdrop and Polka Dot Backdrop dies (A Jillian Vance Design), Window Punch, Circle Punches (for slider mechanism), Heart charm and twine, rhinestones, hand sanitizer (for background technique)

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

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

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