Heartfelt Sympathy

Are you ready for another Monday sketch challenge at From the Heart Stamps? Today’s sketch FTHS #105 is a great one – the tWist was to make something quick – haha! I can’t make anything quick but I did have fun with it :)

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Today’s card uses a new and in my opinion B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L image called Warbler and Magnolias. This image makes me smile.

FTHS Warbler and Magnolia copy

I used one of the small line stitch dies from Papertrey Ink and ran it through twice for two rows of stitching on the sentiment banner – I can now check that die set off my “need to use soon” list. (YAY!) I hope you enjoyed this card and that it inspires you to join in the challenge.

Recipe:

  • Image – Warbler and Magnolias digi image from FTHS
  • Paper – White base (PTI), Burgundy card(Scraps), Design Paper (DCWV)
  • Ink – Copics (tree branch) E71, E74, E77, RV10, RV63, RV66, (bird) YR23, YR27, Y32, Y35, Y38, (sky) B0000, B000, B00, B02, B05
  • Other – Basic Backdrop and Polka Dot Backdrop dies (AJVD), Fishtail Banner Die (MFT), Stitch Dies (PTI), Floss

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

Happy Bday Hank – Sketch #104

It is MONDAY, the first Monday of the month, the month of April?! Didn’t we just celebrate Christmas; and now Easter has come and gone! What?!

When I was growing up, I remember saying that I couldn’t wait until ___(fill in the blank) and my mom would say to stop wishing away time, that when I got older time would get faster and faster. My mom just gets more and more right all the time…

Now it is time for a sketch challenge at FTHS (Sketch#104).

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For today’s project, I am making a bday card for my favorite little guy in England – He is turning 6 (again how is this possible?) This is the last bday in England – my cousin will be back in the states this summer for a three year stay in Rhode Island (thank you Air Force). So I won’t have to plan cards and packages quite so far in advance (which is awesome considering I am really not great at advanced planning).

Today I used one of From the Heart Stamps’ new images Party Hat Birdbrain – who doesn’t love a birdbrain and this hi-larious one will be a great one for my purposes.

 FTHS Birthday BB

Recipe:

  • Image – Party Hat Birdbrain digi image from FTHS
  • Paper – White base (PTI), Blue green card (Scraps), Designer Paper (MME)
  • Ink – BG0000, BG10, BG15, BG53, BG57, Y32, Y35, Y38, YR04, YR07, YR09, YG03, YG663, YG67, B24, B29, W00, W1, W3, W5
  • Other – Basic Backdrop and Polka Dot Backdrop dies (AJVD), Fishtail Dies (MFT), Birthday Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

From the Heart Stamps April Blog Hop – Easter

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Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop. Our theme this month is “Easter or Spring”. Our designers are showcasing lots of AWESOME projects for your inspiration and I can’t wait for you to see it!

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.

For my card today, I used Risen Easter Egg. I decided to go clean and simple and created a background for my image with an embossing folder. Since it was an Easter card, I kept the background white. I popped the image up with dimensional and put Wink of Stella on the butterflies for a little extra shine.

FTHS Egg Risen 4

Now “Spring” over to MICHELLE’s blog and let her share some inspiration with you!!

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

Recipe:

  • Image: Risen Easter Egg digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Papers: White card (PTI)
  • Ink: Copics – V12, V15, V17, RV10, RV11, RV13, RV15, RV17, RV19, RV23, RV25, RV29, R21, R22, R24, YR00, YR02, YR04, YR07, B0000, B000, B00, B02, B05, Y00, Y04, Y06, Y08, Y15, Y17, Y19, YG01, YG03, YG63, G0000, G00, G21, G24, G28, E40, E43, E43, E74, E77, E79
  • Other: Basic Backdrop Dies (AJVD) Swirls Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Wink of Stella, Pearls

Have a great time on the Blog Hop!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

New Life…

WOW the last Monday of March. A third of the year has gone by and my craft room is still a mess! I ask you… how is this possible? I decided to go “sentimental” for today’s sketch at From the Heart Stamps #103.

sketch103It is a pretty simple sketch with a big white space that I thought would be perfect for one of the sentiments on the Easter Egg Birdbrains set. It is hard to believe I didn’t use the birdbrains, but I printed them off and they are waiting on my desk for another day – they yell at me every so often to remind me they are there.

FTHS Easter Egg BBThe tWist was to add bling… so in order to add some “oomph” (is that the right word?) to my card, I colored up the eggs that were part of the sentiment. THEN I added the sequins and added stickles, and wink of stella, and liquid pearls (seriously not much left in the pantry to add).

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and join in the challenge.

Recipe:

  • Image – Easter Egg Birdbrains digi image from FTHS
  • Paper – White base (PTI), Black card(Scraps), Digi Paper (?)
  • Ink – Copics Y15, Y17, Y19, YR04, YR07,YR09, YG03, YG05, YG07, V04,V06, V09, RV02, RV04, RV06, B00, B02, 504, E50, E51, W1, W3, W4, Wink of Stella (clear), Glossy Accents, Stickles (clear), Liquid Pearls (buttercup)
  • Other – Basic Backdrop and Polka Dot Backdrop dies (AJVD), Border Die (Spellbinders), Twine, Sequins

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

You Nailed It! Twist-fold Card

hambohoedownbuttonFor my mid-month Hambo Hoedown inspiration, I decided to do one of my all time favorite fold techniques… A twist-fold card. Which is perfect for this month’s theme –“FOLDS”! If you have never tried this fold, you truly should. It is fun, easy, and unique looking – Get the tutorial here.

Hambo Carpenter outside

I created a masculine card that I will put a gift card from a home improvement store – I think this will be a perfect gift for Father’s Day. This technique creates a pocket on both the outside and inside of the card. I sealed the outside pocket, and left the inside pocket for my gift card, but you could keep them both open.

Hambo Carpenter insideNote: I generally prefer thick cardstock for my card bases; however, for this card type, that would be too bulky. Therefore, I use something thinner (like a Michael’s brand card that is 67Lb).

The Hoedown will last for the whole month of March (until March 31st at midnight.) You can use any company’s image for this challenge but if you have a Hambo image, why not use it? I mean, you want this new guy right!? He comes with some pretty funny sentiments too!

Recipe:

  • Image – Carpenter digi by Hambo Stamps
  • Paper – White card (Michaels), DP (Digi paper – tooltime)
  • Ink – Copics: Shadow W1, W3, W5, W7, Suspenders C3, C5, R24, R29, Hat Y15, Y17, Y19, Level YR12, YR15, YR18, Gloves Y21, Y26, Y28, Hair E33, E35, E39, Tool Belt and Shoes  E43, E44, E47, E49, Skin E00, E02, E11, E21, Shirt B00, B02, B04, B05, Jeans B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
  • Other – Basic Backdrop die (A Jillian Vance Design); screw brads

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by! Come and join the fun!!

Lyn

Think Spring!

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It is time for a sketch challenge at FTHS (Sketch#101). Unfortunately I didn’t do the twist – but it is a fun one so I encourage you to try it!

Sketch101

For today’s card, I used Ali’s Chick and Basket. I took the basket image(which is separate) and “hung” it over her arm. After I finished it, I kind of chuckled that it says “think spring” and the colors are the most springy colors I could have used, but the Easter Egg paper was my guide so it is what it is. :)

FTHS Ali ChickRecipe:

  • Image – Ali’s Chick and Basket digi image from FTHS
  • Paper – Kraft base (PTI), Brown card (Scraps), Designer Paper (Paper Studio)
  • Ink – Copics Hair – E31, E33, E35, E37, E39, Top – V12, V15, V17, RV11, RV14, Pants, E42, E43, E44, Shoes – E44, E47, E49, C3, C5, C7, Skin – E00, E02, E11, E21, Easter Basket – E40, E43, YG00, YG01, YG03, YG05, YG63, B01, B04, RV32, RV34, Chick – Y21, YR12, YR15, Shadows – W1, W3, W5, W7, Sky – B00, B000, B0000
  • Other – Basic Backdrop and Polka Dot Backdrop dies (AJVD)

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

Monstrously Sweet!

For my FTHS mid-week inspiration, I did Monday’s sketch (Sketch#100). It is a CAS sketch and makes for a great little CAS card. AND SURPRISE…Since it is the 100th sketch at FTHS, Faith has arranged an amazing prize!  This week 10 lucky sketch participants will win a $10.00 gift voucher!  YEAH!!

Sketch100

I used one of the newest images at FTHS – Monster Sundae.

FTHS Monster Sundae

Recipe:

  • Image – Monster Sundae digi image from FTHS
  • Paper – White base (PTI), dark brown card (Scraps), Designer Paper (Stampin’ Up Scrap)
  • Ink – Copics – B00, B02, B04, B06, B29, YG03. YG21, YG23, YG25, YG67, E43, E44, E47, E49, W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, B000, BG0000, R22, R24, R29
  • Other – Basic Backdrop and Polka Dot Backdrop dies (AJVD), Rectangle Dies (Spellbinders), Button, Twine

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

Going Green! FTHS March Blog Hop

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Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop. Our theme this month is “Going Green” (use the color green or something recycled). Our designers are showcasing lots of green projects for your inspiration and I can’t wait for you to see it!

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.

For my card today, I used Spring Medley. I recycled a soda can and with some random alcohol ink drops (2 colors of which are green), I created a background for my image. Can you tell it was a Diet Coke can yesterday? Well, it was and now it is something beautiful rather than trash – YAY Earth!!

FTHS Spring Medley

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

Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Monday March 9th, 6 am EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday March 11th.

Recipe:

  • Image: Spring Medley digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Papers: White card (PTI), burgandy and olive green card (Recollections), Soda can
  • Ink: Copics – RV32, RV34, RV66, YG03, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99, BG0000
  • Ink: Adirondack Alcohol Ink – Caranberry, Lettuce, Meadow
  • Other: Basic Backdrop Dies and Polka Dot Backdrop Dies (AJVD)

Challenges:

Have a great time on the Blog Hop!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

Origami Fun Folds!

hambohoedownbuttonIt’s a new month and since it’s the first Wednesday  that means… it is time for a Hambo Hoedown! AND….We have a new image to place with – it is smile out loud C-U-T-E!! It is an origami bird (called Origami) and in honor of this little guy, the theme this month is “FOLDS” which means add a fun fold to your card and have fun with it!

The Hoedown will last for the whole month of March (until March 31st at midnight.) You can use any company’s image for this challenge but if you have a Hambo image, why not use it? I mean, you want this new guy right!? He comes with some pretty funny sentiments too!

Hambo Flappy Birday

For my card, I decided to go with one of my all time favorite fold cards – a gate fold card. And since I went with a dark card, I lined the inside and added some elements to coordinate with the front. I also made some paper beads (with my DP) to tie to the end of my twine and “tie it all together” (haha pun intended.)

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Come and join the fun!!

Recipe:

  • Image – Origami digi by Hambo Stamps
  • Paper – White card (inside), Dark Brown card (Recollections), DP (Madison Avenue – MME)
  • Ink – Copics E04, E70, E71, E74, E77, E79; Background E50
  • Other – Basic Backdrop die (A Jillian Vance Design); Circle and Inverted Circle Die (Spellbinders); Twine, Paper beads

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

Irish Cheer!

I didn’t get a chance to participate in Monday’s sketch challenge at FTHS (Sketch#99), so I decided to do it for today’s Midweek inspiration…Sketch099

Since we are in March (good gravy how is that possible?), I pulled out a Pigwit – Hamlet PigWit Think Spring – I love these little guys – but I always wonder if I colored them “pig color” What colors do you use for pigs? Help!

pigwit shamrock

Recipe:

  • Image – Hamlet PigWit Think Spring digi image from FTHS
  • Paper – White base (PTI), dark green card (Scraps), Designer Paper (Four Seasons – Paper Studio)
  • Ink – Copics – Pot – E99, E13, E11, R01, R02; Pig – R20, R0000, R00, R01, R02, W3, W5; Shamrock – G05, G07, G09
  • Other – Basic Backdrop and Polka Dot Backdrop dies (AJVD), Circle and Dies (Spellbinders), Enamel Dots (Doodle Bug Designs)

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

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