Snow and Ice

Here is my mid-week inspiration for From the Heart Stamps. Last week I was sick and had most of the sketch card put together, so I definitely wanted to participate in it because I loved the layout and the colors.

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For my card, I used one of Faith’s new images Skating Birdbrain and this turned out so much fun!

FTHS Skating BB

Don’t forget the SALE on over 50 images in the store this week

Recipe:

  • Image: Skating Birdbrain digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Paper: White card (PTI), Turquoise (Recollections), DP (PTI)
  • Ink: Copics BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, YR23, YR24, YR27, YG03,YG61, YG63, R22, R24, R27, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, E00, E02, E11, E21
  • Other: Basic Backdrop and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD), Circle and Scallop Circle Dies (Spellbinders), Buttons (PTI)

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

 

S’mitten…

This week’s From the Heart Sketch Challenge #88 is a fun and simple one… I decided to go with the inspiration color scheme, but my image didn’t really go with the tWist – wood grain… Join in and have some fun!!

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My image is Mitten – I used two and flipped one of them for a complete set… This weekend and the last, I have been sitting outside in the cold watching my Bulldogs play football – I was sooo glad to have my mittens cause it was cold!! :)

FTHS Mitten

For fun, head over to the store and take advantage of a great SALE this week! Over 50 images are on sale for 50% off – WOW!

Recipe:

  • Image: Mitten digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Paper: Vintage Cream (PTI), DP (PTI)
  • Ink: Copics W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, E50, E51, E53, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99, R56, R59
  • Other: Basic Backdrop and Basic Polka Dot Dies (AJVD), Rectangle and Deckled Rectangle Dies, 3/4″ and 7/8″ circle punches

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

 

FTHS – Stamp of the month – JOY!!

How about a little mid-month inspiration for the From the Heart Stamps, Stamp of the Month Challenge?

This month Faith has created one of her adorable Faithful Friends – this one is called Angel Joy (Faithful Friends). She makes my heart happy!

FTHS Angel JoyIf you haven’t had a chance to join the challenge yet, there is still plenty of time! If you didn’t get the image free last month, buy it this month and you’ll next month’s free. She is worth it for sure!!

Recipe:

  • Image: Angel Joy (Faithful Friends) digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Paper: Pure Poppy card (PTI), DP (DCWV)
  • Ink: E00, E02, E11, E21, E31, E33, E35, E37, E39, R32, R35, R37, R39, Y21, Y26, Y28, C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, YG03, YG61, YG63, YG67
  • Other: Basic Backdrop Dies and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD), Washi Tape

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!!

Lyn

 

‘Hops’pitality

guest designer badge How excited am I!! I was a Spotlight winner at Crafting by Designs and was invited to be a Guest Designer for their “Give Thanks” themed challenge today. Since the theme coincides with this month’s Hambo Hoedown, I decided to play with a Hambo stamp (or in this case two). My Hambo image is called Spring Bunnies and my sentiment is from the Kangaroo – HCL021 clear stamps. For fun I decided to try a technique I saw to create a sidewalk for my bunnies to be hopping on. Watch the tutorial HERE. Hambo Spring Bunnies

Recipe:

  • Image: Spring Bunnies digi by Hambo Stamps
  • Sentiment: From Kangaroo – HCL021 Clear Hambo Stamps.
  • Paper – White card (PTI) Black card (Recollections)
  • Ink: Copics – Bunnies W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, W9, R01; Sidewalk C0, C1, C3; Grass YG25, YG67, YG99; Sky B000, B0000; Micron Pen, Tuxedo Black Memento
  • Other: Basic Backdrop Dies and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD)

Other Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by! Lyn

Well…Hello There!

Happy Monday everyone!! It’s time for a new sketch challenge at FTHS – Sketch #86. It’s a pretty interesting one this week… Sketch086-Inspiration-Board For my card, I decided to stick to the colors/photo inspiration as well as the sketch and I decided to the From the Heart Stamp image called Bouquet Chick without the chick. FTHS Bouquet Chick Recipe:

  • Image – Bouquet Chick digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Paper – Vintage Cream (PTI), Black card (Recollections),  Little Yellow Bicycle (Acorn Hollow)
  • Ink – Copics Copics – Flowers R32, R37, R39, R56, R59, E1, E13, E15, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99, YG93, YG95, YG99, E33, E35, E37, E39, Vase E42, E43, E44, W3, W5, W7, W9; Background E50
  • Other: Basic Backdrop and Polka Dot Backdrop dies (AJVD), Washi Tape, Page maps dies (Spellbinders)

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by! Lyn

FTHS November Blog Hop – Friendship Blend

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November??? How is this possible? Oh well, Happy November!! Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop. Our theme this month is “FAITHFUL FRIENDS”. These little friends are so precious and their messages are awesome! Our team has pulled some sweetness 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 the brand new faithful friend called Friendship – is she precious?!! She seriously makes me smile out loud! FTHS FriendshipI decided to make an inside pocket card so that I could tuck a Starbucks card in it – I matched the colors with the Starbucks card so the colors blended a little more than I wanted but it is going to make for a fun gift for a certain teen I know.

Note: on this one I used an 8.5X11 piece of card rather than than 12X12 explained in link. It made for a shorter pocket but I think I like it better.)FTHS Friendship - pocket Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Monday November 10th, 6 am EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday November 12th. Now head over to MICHELLE H’s blog and let her show you some love!!

Recipe:

  • Image: Friendship  digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Papers: Vintage Cream card (PTI), Dark Taupe card (Recollections), DP (Cosmo Cricket – Twenty Three)
  • Ink: Copics -Skin E00, E02, E11, E21; Hair E43, E44, E47. Dress Y21.Y26, Y28; Shadow/shoes W1, W3, W5, W7, W9; Coffee Cup E40, E42, E79, R02, R05, R08
  • Other: Basic Backdrop Dies and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD), Circle Dies (Spellbinders)

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

Lyn

Thank you berry much!

hambohoedownbuttonIt’s the first Wednesday of the month – and it is time for a Hambo Hoedown! This Hoedown will last for the whole month of November (until November 2nd at midnight.)

The theme, in honor of the month of Thanksgiving is to create a THANK YOU card. 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 Strawberry Kid. I am in love with these Hambo kids. They are just too cute!

Hambo Thanks Berry Much

To go with my image, I created a CAS card with some “handmade background paper”. With stencils, gel medium, distress ink, alphabet stamp, embossing paste (handmade recipe at the bottom of the post) – everything but the kitchen sink!

This is my last card for the Hope You Can Cling To Challenge. The challenge was to use embossing paste. WOW! What a month – I had a lot of catching up to do and it was some really late nights. But worth it!

Recipe:

  • Image – Strawberry Kid digi by Hambo Stamps
  • Paper – White card (PTI), Black card (Recollections) Handmade background on Water color paper
  • Ink – Copics for image: Strawberry – YG93, YG95, YG97, R21, R22, R24, Clothes – B93, B95, B97, B99, YG03, YG63, YG67, E40, E43, E44, E47, Skin – E00, E02, E11, E21, Shadow – W00, W1, W3, W5, stazon on for the letter, bundles sage distress paint, and festive berries distress ink,
  • Other – Basic Backdrop and Polka Dot Backdrop dies (A Jillian Vance Design), Circle Dies (Spellbinders), Stencil (Tim Holtz)

Recipe for embossing paste:

  • 1 Tbs glue
  • 1 Tbs Acrylic Paint
  • 1/4 cup Talc
  • A little water as needed to make it the consistency of toothpaste

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

YAY!! this card was a top pick at The Crafter’s CafeTCCbadge

Hello Friend

It’s time for a new sketch challenge at FTHS – #85Sketch085

I decided to do a bokeh technique so I could participate in the Hope You Can Cling To 1425 challenge. I used a sweet FTHS image called Ladybug Parade with the Bokeh sky.

HYCCT1425 FTHS BirdRecipe:

  • Image – Ladybug Parade digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Paper – SNAP. Recollections
  • Ink – Copics Copics – RV02, RV04, RV06, RV23, RV25, RV29, B0000, B000, B00, B01, B02, B04, B05, B06, YR23, YR24, YG93, YG95, YG99, E33, E35, E37, E39
  • Other: Basic Backdrop and Polka Dot Backdrop dies (AJVD), Oval and Scallop Oval Punch (SU)

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

Doodle Pantry – Hope Blooms

For this Hope You Can Cling To Challenge card “Holding it together”, we were not allowed to use adhesive except to attach the base layer to the card – WOW! do I depend on adhesive… sewing on cards is not my best technique so I stuck with simple straight lines.

I love this Doodle Pantry Hydrangea image – It reminds me of my grandmother every time I see it. She had hydrangeas all around her house. They are so beautiful! I have smiled every time I looked at it today :)

HYCCT1404 Doodle Pantry Hope Blooms

Recipe:

  • Image: Hydrangea digi by Doodle Pantry
  • Paper: White Card (PTI) Pink (Stash not sure of brand), DP (Darice)
  • Ink: Copics – RV11, RV13, RV34, RV69, R81, YG03, YG93, YG95, YG97
  • Other: Basic Backdrop and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD), sewing machine

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

Gorilla Phone – What’s up?

Today’s card is a FUN Hope You Can Cling To challenge card using one of Hambo Stamp’s quirky images…Gorilla Phone. I thought it was a great, funny way to take the challenge HYCCT1418 “Keeping Connected”. We were supposed to use an image that depicted a form of communication – so I thought why not a banana phone. This works right??

HYCCT1418 Hambo Gorilla Phone I am trying to wrap up the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges – I got a little behind but I think I can still get them done. What a fun month this has been!

Recipe:

  • Image: Gorilla Phone digi by Hambo Stamps
  • Paper: White card (PTI) Chocolate (Stash), DP (American Craft)
  • Ink: Copics – Gorilla W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, W9, 110; Trees E40, E42, E43, E44, YG03 YG61, YG63, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99; Banana Y32, Y35, YR23; Cup R35, R37, R39, E79
  • Other: Basic Backdrop and Polka Dot Backdrop dies (AJVD), Circle and Scallop Circle dies (Spellbinders), circle punch, brad, twine, button, corner rounder

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

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