It STINKS that…

hambohoedownbuttonIt’s the third Wednesday of the month (WHOA!! How is that possible??) How about a little mid-month inspiration for this month’s Hambo Hoedown! The theme is HUMOR US and you still have plenty of time to play. This Hoedown goes until September 3rd at midnight.

For my card, I used a clear stamp image called Skunk HCL025

Hambo Skunk

I tried a fun layout last week and decided to revisit it for this card. I also decided that since the image was black and white, I would go with black and white with a touch of color for my card.

Recipe:

  • Image – Skunk HCL025 Clear Stamp by Hambo Stamps
  • Paper – White card (PTI), Black and White DP (Imaginisce)
  • Ink – Copics: YG03, YG63, RV25, RV29, W7, Co
  • Other – Basic Backdrop and Polka Dot Backdrop dies (A Jillian Vance Design), Pearls

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

No Clowning Around – Jelly Park #3

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These Jellypark/Post Pals images have been so much fun to work with! They have so much detail – it truly adds to their awesomeness!! Not only are they fantastic images, the cause is a wonderful one!

My card today uses the third image. It is for a sweet little guy named Adam. I hope he likes it!

Jelly Park #3

The details of this program are:

Earn free exclusive Jellypark digital stamps by making and sending cards to children at Post Pals! Post Pals is an award winning charity set up to send cards, letters, emails and little gifts to seriously ill children and their siblings in the UK.

To start, just post a message on their Jellypark FB Post Pals Club wall to say you would like to take part. They will then send you your first free stamp to craft with via private message on Facebook. Choose the child you would like to make a card for and have fun!  Once you have made your first card, post a quick picture of it up on the Jellypark FB Post Pals Club wall with the name of the child you are sending it to and they will send you the next image… There are 5 total.

Card Recipe:

  • Image: Freebie digi #3 by Jellypark
  • Paper: Kraft Card (PTI), Burgandy card (Recollections), Background created with distress paints and a circle Cuttlebug folder
  • Ink: Copics – E70, E74, E77, E79, W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, B32, B34, B39, E40, E42. E00, E11, E21, R22, R24, R29, RV63, RV66, RV69, BV11, BV13, BV17, BG45, BG49. YG03, YG61, YG63, YG67, YR12, YR15, YR18
  • Other: Basic Backdrop and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD), pearls

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

Sunshine Mail Sniffing Daisies

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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 Sniffing Daisies -Delicious Doodles created by Delicious Doodles.

SB Sniffing Daisies

For fun I decided to take a “Try a new technique” challenge at Splitcoast Stampers – TLC 496 Faux Blocking – Lots of fun and I love the result!!

Recipe:

  • Image: Sniffing Daisies -Delicious Doodles digi by Delicious Doodles – via Stitchy Bear
  • Paper: White cardstock(PTI) black cardstock(Recollections)
  • Ink:  Copics -Flowers  R32, R35, R37, R39, R43, YG01, YG03, YG63, YG67; Dress R00, R01, R02, R05, R08, B01, B02, B04; Hair E70, E74, E77, E79; Skin E00, E21, E11, E51, E02
  • Other: Basic Backdrop Dies and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies

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

Hey There, Pumpkin

Here is a little mid-month inspiration with the From the Heart Stamps Stamp of the Month – Pumpkin PigWit!

I love this new line of stamps – don’t you think these Pigwits are darling? I hope your are inspired… You have plenty of time so come join the SOTM Challenge!

FTHS Pigwit

Recipe:

  • Image: Pumpkin PigWit digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Paper – Vintage Cream card (PTI) DP (American Crafts)
  • Ink: Copics – Pig – R00, R01, R02, W3, W5, W7; Pumpkin – YR12, YR15, YR18, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG93, YG95, YG97
  • Other: Basic Backdrop Dies and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD), Circle and Scalloped Circle Dies (Spellbinders)

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

Happy Birthday Monica!!

Today’s card is a little shout out to Monica at Hambo Stamps! I hope your day is as awesome as you are and that ALL your wishes come true!!

The Bacon bits are all wishing her a great day on the Hambo Facebook Page and would love you to join in – if you have a Hambo birthday image, we’d love to see you card!

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I tried to use a creative background technique on this one – sometimes when I look at it, I think it works and sometimes it looks like a mess…oh well, the sentiment is the same!

Recipe:

  • Image – Bird Pants digi by Hambo Stamps
  • Paper – White card (PTI), Black card (Recollections) DP (DCWV)
  • Ink – Copics: Y11, Y13, Y15, YR12, YR15, YR18, E40, E42, E43, E44, W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, C0, C1, C3, YG21, YG23, YG25, B01, B02, B05, RV02, RV04, RV06
  • Other – Basic Backdrop and Polka Dot Backdrop dies (A Jillian Vance Design), Circle Punch, Button(PTI), Wink of Stella

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by – head over to the Hambo Facebook Page and wish Monica some love!

Lyn

Cool Beans

Happy Monday. It has been weird taking time off this summer but it has been needed for sure! Today’s sketch challenge (Sketch #76) has a fun tWist – use ribbon or bows…This is a perfect challenge to pull out all of that hoarded ribbon and yet I grabbed my twine (oh well I have a lot of that to use up too!)

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 24th while the design team takes a break. :)

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My card uses an image called Full of Beans Birdbrain. I hope you are having a great summer. Come on and join in on the challenge!

FTHS Full of Beans

 

Recipe:

  • Image: Full of Beans Birdbrain digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Paper: White card (PTI), DP (scraps)
  • Ink: Copics – YG00, YG03, YG21, YG23, YG25, Y000, Y04, Y15, Y17, Y19, YR00, YR02< YR04, YR07, BG0000, BG10, R0000, R01, V000, V01, RV000, RV02, RV11, BV00, BV01
  • Other: Basic Backdrop Dies and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD), twine

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

Jelly Park and Post Pals…#2

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My card today is a special one for a sick little guy needing some fun post.

Jellypark has started something pretty great on their Facebook page -head over and check it out.

Jelly Park Balloons Bicycle


The Details are:

Earn free exclusive Jellypark digital stamps by making and sending cards to children at Post Pals! Post Pals is an award winning charity set up to send cards, letters, emails and little gifts to seriously ill children and their siblings in the UK.

To start, just post a message on their Jellypark FB Post Pals Club wall to say you would like to take part. They will then send you your first free stamp to craft with via private message on Facebook. Choose the child you would like to make a card for and have fun!  Once you have made your first card, post a quick picture of it up on the Jellypark FB Post Pals Club wall with the name of the child you are sending it to and they will send you the next image… There are 5 total.

Card Recipe:

  • Image: Freebie digi by Jellypark
  • Paper: White Card (PTI), BrownCard (Recollections), DP (MME)
  • Ink: Copics – Bike – R24, R27, R29, W1, W3, W5, W7, C1, C3, C5, C7; Sweater – YG93, YG97, YG99, YR12, YR15, YR18; Scarf and Gloves – BG45, BG49, YR12, YR15, YR18; Jeans – B24, B29, B39; Balloons – YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09, BG11, BG13, BG15, Y32, Y35, Y38 ; Hair – E35, E37; Skin – E11, E21, E00, E02
  • Other: Circle/Inverted Scalloped Circle Dies (Spellbinders), Corner Rounder, Enamel Dots

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

Awesome news!! This one was a Spotlight Pick at Sweet Stampin’ Challenge.Spotlight

Humor Me!!

hambohoedownbuttonIt’s the first Wednesday of the month and that means it is time for a Hambo Hoedown! As usual, this Hoedown will last for a month (until September 3rd at midnight.) The theme is HUMOR US!! This theme is a great one for Hambo images -there are some great ones!!

You can use any company’s image for this challenge but if you have a Hambo image, why not use it? If you don’t have a Hambo image, feel free to grab a freebie.

I used an image and a fractured funny digi set for my card – Balloon Thing and Balloon Cost are a great pair for this one!

Hambo Balloons

Recipe:

  • Image – Balloon Thing and Balloon Cost digis by Hambo Stamps
  • Paper – White card (PTI), Black card (Recollections) DP (DCWV)
  • Ink – Copics: YG21, YG23, YG25, B000, B00, B02, B04, YR00, YR02, YR04, RV02, RV04, RV06, T0, T2, W00, W1, W3, W5, W7
  • Other – Basic Backdrop and Polka Dot Backdrop dies (A Jillian Vance Design), Window Punch, Label Punches (Stampin’ Up), Eyelet, Brad, Ribbon, Wink of Stella

Challenges for this card:

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

FTHS Bloghop…Summer and Sunshine

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Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop. Our theme thismonth is “Summer and Sunshine”. Our designers are showcasing lots of gorgeous projects.

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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 Hope Butterflies and Blooms Awareness Set – This one is awesome! And my sentiment is a great representation of my thoughts on summer and sunshine – I am a southern girl and I have southern blood and sunshine makes me HAPPY!

FTHS Hope

Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Monday August 4th at 6am, EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday August 6th.

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

Recipe:

  • Image: Hope Butterflies and Blooms Awareness Set digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Papers: White card (PTI), DP (MME – Sunny)
  • Ink: Copics – B0000, BG0000, B01, YG61, YG63, YG67, Y14, Y17, YR12, YR15, YR18, Y15, Y17, Y19, Y32, Y35, Y38, E43, E4, E47, E70, E77, E79
  • Other: Banner Dies (PTI), Basic Backdrop Dies and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD)

Thanks for stopping by and HAVE FUN!!

Lyn

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

Kathryn

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)

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great Day!

Lyn

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