Hambo Winter Mid-month

It is time for a mid-month challenge inspiration at the Hambo Hoedown. The theme is WINTER. I decided to go clean and simple with a “What’s Up?” card.

Hambo Igloo

For my card, I used a Hambo background image (Igloo/Ice) and animal (Walrus) to create my winter scene. I mounted it on navy card then adhered to a white card base (PTI). Simple and fun and ready to send at any time not just for Christmas :)


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MONDAY, MONDAY…Another Monday and it is time for the last sketch challenge of 2014 at FTHS (Sketch#91) – HOW IS IT POSSIBLE!!??


I know it is Christmas and all of the Christmas images in the From the Heart Stamps’ store are AWESOME!! BUT I had the newest Faithful Friend, Gratitude, colored up and ready to create a card at Thanksgiving. It didn’t quite fit with the sketch that week so I have been holding on to it until this week when it fit perfectly!! So this can be used after Christmas to thank someone for there thoughtful gift right??

FTHS Gratitude

These Faithful Friends are precious and this one colored brightly just makes me smile! For now she will serve as my thank you to you for stopping by and sharing kind words all year long! Merry Christmas, have fun with the sketch this week, and we’ll see you again for another sketch in 2015…


  • Image – Gratitude digi image from FTHS
  • Paper – White base (PTI), Green card (Scraps), Designer Paper (Take Notes by Doodle Bug Designs)
  • Ink – dress RV02, RV04, RV06, BG53, BG57, YG03, YG05, YG07, YG09, shoes C1, C3, C5, C7skin E00, E02, E11, E21, Hair YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27
  • Other – Basic Backdrop and Polka Dot Backdrop dies (AJVD), Fishtail Flags (MFT)

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Merry Christmas to Ewe!

My mom is a member of a group of rug hookers. They are wonderfully talented and they all seem to love sheep. So I find myself collecting digi sheep for her…I made her a card a couple of years ago with Doodle Pantry’s Holiday Sheep and she loved it! She asked if I would make her some to give away so I agreed and decided (since there was more than one) it needed to be a fun but simple card… I think this will fit the bill, and I think she will love them! I am going to use this one for this month’s Doodle Pantry Challenge DPDC53.

Doodle Pantry Christmas EweRecipe:

  • Image- Holiday Sheep digi stamp by Doodle Pantry
  • Paper – White (PTI), Red (Recollections)
  • Ink – Copics (I forgot to write them down – sorry)
  • Other – Rectangle and scallop rectangle dies (Spellbinders), Window punch and label punch (Stampin Up), Swirls Embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Twine (PTI)

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Bugaboo Christmas Chaos Post 2

OK – Here are the other 2 cards I made for the great Bugaboo challenge week.

This one using Merry Christmas to Ewe is for Thursday’s Christmas Critters challenge – these Ewes are some of my favorites so I had to include it in my fun tonight!

Bugaboo Christmas Ewe

This one using Mini Set – Christmas tags is for tonight’s CAS card.

Bigaboo Snowman Circle

Fun challenges – I wish I could have played all week long but I am glad I got to join in on even a few. Thanks Bugaboo for the inspiration and thank you for stopping by!!


Bugaboo’s Holiday Chaos #1

I had such good intentions for this week’s challenge at Bugaboo but alas, I was too busy at work. So I will end my crazy week, doing a couple of these fun challenges.

My first card is for the first day’s challenge. It was to create a card with sparkle and shine.  I used Merry Christmas Tree. I am not sure how great it shows up, but I used glossy accents on the blue ornaments, and red berries, and wink of stella on the tree, and the red dots on the dp are glittery, and then to top it off I added a couple of glitter dots.

Bugaboo tree


  • Image: Merry Christmas Tree digi by Bugaboo
  • Paper: DCWV
  • Copics
  • Other: Basic backdrop and polka dot backdrop dies (AJVD) glitter dots


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Long Stocking

It’s Monday and it’s time for a new sketch challenge at From The Heart Stamps - Sketch #90. It’s a fun one this week and I am getting another Christmas card done. Now, if I can just get them written and mailed…

Sketch090For my card, I used an adorable image called Long Stocking. I thought it went perfectly with this week’s sketch! What do you think??

FTHS long stockingRecipe:

  • Image – Long Stocking digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Paper – White Card (PTI), Red card (Recollections),  Christmas DP (Recollections)
  • Ink – Copics Stocking YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99, R22, R24, R27, R29; Dog E31, E33, E35, E37, E39
  • Other: Basic Backdrop and Polka Dot Backdrop dies (AJVD), Fishtail Dies (My Favorite Things)


Thanks for stopping by! Lyn

Merry December! It is a Christmas Blog hop at FTHS!


Merry December!! Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop. Our theme this month is “CHRISTMAS”. Our team has pulled some great inspiration for you and we can’t wait to share.

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.

SO for my card today used an a Merry Frog that I have been wanting to color up for quite a while! I added a banner, some stripes, some spots, and some embossing to finish up and I love the way it turned out!! I am gonna mail it out this weekend when I finally get to my Christmas card list!

FTHS Hoppy Christmas

Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Monday December 8th, 6 am EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday December 10th.

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


  • Image: Hoppy Christmas digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Papers: White card (PTI), Red and Hunter Green card (Recollections), DP (DCWV)
  • Ink: Copics – Hat C0, C1, R22, R24, R27, R29; Frog YG01, YG03, YG05, YG07, YG09, cat tails YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99, E50, E51, E53; stone W1, W3, W5, W7, flower YG03, YG61, V22, V25, Dragonfly – Spica
  • Other: Basic Backdrop Dies and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD), Circle Punches, Rectangle Dies (Spellbinders), Fishtail Dies (My Favorite Things), Count Down To Christmas Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), pearls (colored with Copics to match)

Have a great time on the Blog Hop!! Thanks for stopping by!!


Birthday Doodle

For a little midweek inspiration at From the Heart Stamps this week, I decided to make a birthday card… a fun no DP card with some embossing folder fun.

FTHS Doodle Cake


  • Image: Doodle Cake digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Papers: White Card (PTI), Black (Recollections) Pink (Scraps)
  • Ink: Copics Stand – C0, C1, C5, Wink of Stella; Cake and Frosting – RV0000, RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14, Candles – YG21, YG23, YG25, Y35, Wink of Stella; Flowers – RV25, RV29, YG01, YG63
  • Other: Basic Backdrop Dies and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD), Corner Rounder, Birthday Embossing Folder(Cuttlebug), Circle EF (Darice)


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Snow and Ice

hambohoedownbuttonIt’s the first Wednesday of the month – and the last month of year – HOW!?It is time for a Hambo Hoedown! This Hoedown will last for the whole month of November (until Jan 6th at midnight.)

The theme this month is WINTER. 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 Ice Hole Set. It is a little sweet on the outside and sassy on the inside…

Hambo Ice Hole 1-vert

To go with my image, I created an inside card with a window on the outside.


  • Image – Ice Hole Set digi by Hambo Stamps
  • Paper – White card (PTI), Black card (Recollections) DP Christmas (recollections)
  • Ink – Copics for image: B000, B0000, BG0000, C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, W1, W3, W5, YR21, YR24, YR27, YG03, YG05, YG07, R24, R29
  • Other – Basic Backdrop and Polka Dot Backdrop dies (A Jillian Vance Design), Oval and Scallop Oval Dies (Spellbinders)


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Sunshine Mail – Score!


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 Cartoon boy playing soccer

Stitchy Bear Soccer

This will be a month long challenge – so 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’s Digi Outlet

Prize: Prize will be $10 to choose from whole store! Come on!! Join the fun!


  • Image: Cartoon boy playing soccer created by Stitchy Stamps – via Stitchy Bear
  • Paper: White cardstock(PTI) blue cardstock(Recollections) (Digi Paper) Doodle Pantry
  • Ink:  Copics – R22, R24, R27, R29 B21, B23, B24, B29, C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, E31, E33, E35, E37, E00, E11, E21
  • Other: Basic Backdrop Dies and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD),Circle dies (Spellbinders)

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great Day!



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