Orange you glad??

hambohoedownbuttonIt’s the third Wednesday of the month (OF SEPTEMBER!!! What is going on with the calendar and can someone take it off fast forward?) Today’s card will hopefully provide you a little mid-month inspiration for this month’s Hambo Hoedown! The theme is FOR THE KIDS and you still have plenty of time to play. This Hoedown goes until September 30th at midnight.

For my card, I used a digi stamp image called Orange/Yam Kids

Hambo Orange KidThis is a two image set so in order to use the second image and the pun, I created a two part card – an outside and an inside card. Hambo Yam


  • Image – Orange/Yam Kids Digi Stamp by Hambo Stamps
  • Paper – White card (PTI), Brown (Recollections),  DP (Doodlebug Design)
  • Ink – Copics: Orange -YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09, YG03, YG09, Orange kid’s clothes – W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, E40, E42, E43, E44, BG45, BG49, YG93, YG95, YG99; Yam – YR12, YR15, YR18, Yam kid’s clothes – B24, B29, B39, BG45, BG49, E40, E42, E43, E44; Skin/hair – E35, E37, E00, E02, E11, E21
  • Other – Basic Backdrop and Polka Dot Backdrop dies (A Jillian Vance Design), Circle dies (Spellbinders)


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Flappy Birthday!

Here is a little mid-month inspiration with the From the Heart Stamps Stamp of the Month – Flappy Birthday Birdbrain

I love these birdbrains! They are precious and funny and all the other descriptor that mean they make your insides giggle! I hope your are inspired… You have plenty of time so come join the SOTM Challenge!

FTHS Flappy bday

For today’s card, I used a sketch from Splitcoast Stampers SC502:



  • Image: Flappy Birthday Birdbrain digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Paper -White card (PTI) blue card (Recollections) DP (Doodlebug Designs)
  • Ink: Copics – Balloon – B23, B24, B29; Birds – BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, BG45, BG53, Y17, Y19, YR04, YR07, YR19, YG17, YG63, YG67, RV25; Sky – B0000
  • Other: Basic Backdrop Dies and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD), Square Dies (Spellbinders), Enamel dots, Glossy Accents


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Sunshine Mail – Flowers for Mom


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 Flowers For Mom created by Stitchy Stamps.

Stitchy Stamps Flowers for Mom2

  • Image: Flowers For Mom created by Stitchy Stamps – via Stitchy Bear
  • Paper: White cardstock(PTI) gray cardstock(Recollections) (DP) Indigo Bleu
  • Ink:  Copics -Flowers  R32, YG00, YG03, YG63, YG67 YG17; Cloths B93, B95, B99, W1, W3, W5, E40, E42, BG10, BG11, BG15; Hat Y21, Y26; Hair Y23, YR24, YR27; Skin E00, E21, E11, E02
  • Other: Basic Backdrop Dies and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD), Happy Hello dies (MFT), On the Edge dies (Spellbinders)

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!


Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great Day!


Jolly Jack O’lantern’s

Happy Monday!! It is time for a new sketch challenge at FTHS and today’s it’s pretty fun! Today’s sketch (Sketch #79) has a great tWist – Use Humor. 


My card uses an image called Three Jolly Jack ‘o Lanterns and they make me smile out loud – aren’t they cute? I just love these jolly jack ‘o lanterns and, while I am not sure what the joke is, there is obviously something going on with them don’t you think?!

FTHS Jolly Jacks


  • Image: Three Jolly Jack ‘o Lanterns digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Paper: Vintage Cream card (PTI), green and rust card (Recollections), Watercolor paper and handmade DP
  • Ink: Copics – YR12, YR15, YR18, YR04, YR07, YG93, YG95, YG99, C5, C7, C9, BV11, BV11, BV13, BV17, B0000, E51, Distress paints (For background paper)
  • Other: Basic Backdrop Dies and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD), Circle Dies (Spellbinders), buttons, twine


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Birthday Princess

For fun, I decided to join in the East Wind Challenge #14 ~ Birthday Princess – I got this sweet little girl from East Wind’s newsletter. She is a princess so I went all out pink on this one, including the big pink “diamond” – I think I know just the little princess to send it to.

Eastwind PrincessRecipe:

  • Image: Baby Aurora: Birthday Princess (monthly freebie) Digi from East Wind
  • Paper: White card (PTI), HOt Pink card (Recollections), DP (The Girlhood Stack from DCWV)
  • Ink: Copics – Crown – Y26, Y28, Wink of Stella, Dress- RV21, RV23, RV55, Lips – R81, R83, R85, Eyes – BV00, BV11, BV17, Skin – E51, E00, E02, E21, Hair – E31, E33, E35, E37, Dots – R0000, V000, BV00, BV02, R81
  • Other: Basic Backdrop Die and Polka Dot Backdrop Die (AJVD), Notched Hearts Banner Die Collection (PTI), Page Maps Dies (Spellbinders), Nesting Flower Dies (Lifestyle Dies), Pink Rhinestone, Wink of Stella

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Today’s card is for September’s Doodle Pantry Challenge DPDC50. This uses one of their new images. Not sure why, but this one just called to me. I think I love the digi papers in this set just as much as I love the images.

I found a fun sketch at Splitcoast Stampers to build my card and, in the end, I really love it!


Here is my take on the sketch using GLORY DAYS

DP Glory Days


  • Image: GLORY DAYS digi set from Doodle Pantry
  • Paper: White and Pure Poppy card (PTI), Digi papers from the GLORY DAYS digi set
  • Ink: Copics – BG0000, B0000, BG10, W1, W3, W5, W7, W9, C3, C5, E00, G0000, YG93, YG95, YG97, Y17, Y19, R24, R27, R29
  • Other: Basic Backdrop and Polka Dot Backdrop dies (AJVD), Oval and Scallop Oval dies (Spellbinders),


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FTHS – September Blog Hop with Birdbrains


Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop. Our theme this month is “For the Bird{brains}”. Our designers are showcasing lots of gorgeous projects.

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. Some Design Team members are also giving away the actual project they create for the hop, too. So, you may win an image and a card or project from some of the blogs! And additionally, one commenter on the From the Heart Stamps blog will be selected to win a $15 gift voucher to the store!

We are offering another really cool prize on the FTHS blog! Have you ever had a great idea for a Birdbrain image? Well, this is your chance! One lucky winner randomly selected from all the comments will be selected to work with Faith to design a Birdbrain image!

And, we would like to invite all of you to be a part of our hop this month, with the DT! There is an inlinkz on the bottom of the post here, at FTHS, and on each individual blog. Use one of the designer’s tutorials and your favorite Birdbrain image to create a project to play along. We can’t wait to see what you create! If you are interested in guest designing for FTHS over the next few months, simply add GDT to your entry. We are looking for six people to guest design for two month rotations over the next 6 months. Hope you will print off your favorite Birdbrain and play along!

If you have arrived from Kelly, 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.

Here is my project… I made a tag using Birthday Burger Birdbrain.

FTHS Burger BB

I sometimes like to make my own tags, so I can make them whatever size best suits my needs. This one starts as a rectangle 2 3/4″ X 5 1/2″. I measured once inch down and marked both sides then marked two points on either side of the center. I trimmed the corners from these points and used this as my tag base…

Tag 2

I picked some designer papers that match my image and a variety of circle punches. For more ‘pop’, I backed each circle of DP in a larger circle of red. I randomly place the dots on the tag placing the image as well until everything fits like I want it to.

Tag 3 Tag 4

Tag 5

I adhere the the dots first, and run it through the Cuttlebug using my all time favorite embossing folder – a Happy Birthday folder. Then I used my oval punch and a circle to create the top of the tag and adhere it, the image, and the sentiment to the embossed tag. I chose ribbons and run them through together and bind them with a button and some twine. Tag 6

That is all there is to it. Now it is ready to put on a package…
FTHS Burger BB


  • Image: Birthday Burger Birdbrain digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Paper: White Card (PTI), Red card (Recollections), DP – Sunny (MME)
  • Ink: Copics Candle – BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15; Bird – Y15, Y17, Y19, YR04, YR07; Plate – E40, E42; Burger – (bun) E30, E31, E35, E51, YR00, Y21, (lettuce) YG03, YG09, (ketchup) R14, R17, (burger) W1, W3, W5, R02, (cheese) YR12, YR15, (mustard) Y21, Y26, (parsley) G07, G28
  • Other: Various Circle Punches, Circle Dies (Spellbinders), HB embossing Folder, Ribbon

Now head over to Michelle and see what they have created.

Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Sunday September 14th at 6am, EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday September 17th.



High Five!

I can’t believe that it is already September! Where has the time gone? School is back in, college football started this past weekend for my beloved Bulldogs, fall will officially start in a few weeks, and today starts a new Hambo Hoedown Challenge! This challenge will run for the entire month of September; ending at midnight on the 30th. Theme this month is something ‘FOR THE KIDS’!

In line with the theme, I decided to make a card for my little guy in England – I used a cute sentiment set from Papertrey ink that I thought was perfect. I mean “high five” is kind of funny for Hambo’s Space Boy Set don’t you think?!

Hambo Astronaut

I made my own background for this one using Versamark to stamp the stars onto white paper, then using my Tim Holtz – Mini Ink Blending Tool and Paris Dusk Memento ink to ink over the stars. I fussy cut the little guy and then “floated” him in space. He’s soooo sweet… I love him!


  • Image: Space Boy Set digi stamp by Hambo Stamps; Tiny Star Background cling stamp by Hero Arts
  • Sentiment: Up, Up & Away Sentiments clear set from Papertrey Ink
  • Paper: White Card (Papertrey Ink)
  • Ink: Memento Paris Dusk, VersaMark; Copic R24, R29, B29, C0, W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, E11, E21, E00, E02, E31, E35, E37, YR12
  • Clear Embossing Powder, Star Button, Red Twine


Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!!


Birthday Chicks…

It’s Monday – hope you had a great weekend!!. It is time for a new sketch challenge at FTHS and today’s it’s pretty fun! Today’s sketch (Sketch #77) has a great tWist – “Think “Flower Power”. I found some cute little flower buttons that I have been hoarding for a while…YAY! I used them only 5 more left to hoard for another day…Sketch077

My card uses an image called Birthday Chicks – aren’t they precious! Come on and join the challenge.

FTHS Birthday Chicks


  • Image: Birthday Chicks digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Paper: White card (PTI), DP (DCWV)
  • Ink: Copics – B000, B00, B01, B02, RV13, RV17, RV19, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, YG63, YG03, YG01, YR12, YR15, E50, E53, W00, W1, W3, W5
  • Other: Basic Backdrop Dies and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD), Circle Dies (Spellbinders), flower buttons, gemstones


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Later Gator…

Today’s card is for this month’s Doodle Pantry Challenge DPDC49. I have had this little guy for a while and I was finally able to get him on a card.

For fun I thought I would create a background with Tim Holtz distress paints and a clock embossing folder thinking it would be cute to use clocks to go along with the sentiment. What do you think?

Doodle Pantry Later Gator


  • Image: Critter Tales digi set from Doodle Pantry
  • Paper: Vintage Cream card (PTI), brown card (Recollections) water color paper
  • Ink: background (distress inks) Wild Honey, Seedless Preserves, Frayed Burlap, Peeled Paint; Gator: Y26, Y28, YG63, YG67, YG03
  • Other: Basic Backdrop and Polka Dot Backdrop dies (AJVD), Oval and Scallop Oval punches (SU), Clock embossing folder (Tim Holtz)


Thanks for stopping by!


How FUn!! This card won the challenge at Crafting by Design!

CBD Winner Badge


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