From the Heart Stamps May Blog Hop – Here Piggy!

Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps April blog hop! 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.

Today’s theme is a Pig Out – let’s use a PigWit boys and girls! Don’t worry – we have a surprise for you today – NEW PigWits are in the store for you today! Faith asked the DT what kind of Pigwits we wanted to to see and we let the ideas fly… she granted all of our wishes…

I said I wanted a pig that could fly and she gave me two to choose from. OF COURSE, I couldn’t choose so I made a card with each! My first card uses Harriet PigWit Take Flight. I went CAS with her as I thought that the sentiment combined with her sweetness were perfectly perfect! You can’t see it too well. but I glittered up her wings and they are shiny, shiny!

FTHS Henrietta Taking Flight

My second card uses Hamlet Pigwit Determined to Fly. I L-O-V-E love him! His wings and mask made me think steam-punk, so I added a gear embossed vellum overlay, and some gear embellishments to finish off my card. Did I mention I love him?

FTHS Hamlet Determined to Fly

Recipe for my card:

  • Image: Hamlet Pigwit Determined to Fly and Harriet PigWit Take Flight digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Paper: White card base (PTI) Black and brown card mounting (Bazzill), DP (Hamlet) Suit Pattern (PTI) and Vellum
  • Ink: Copics Pigs R00, R01, R02, W00, W1, W3, Sky (Harriet) B000, (Hamlet) B91, B93, Wings (Harriet) C0, C1, Wink of stella, (Hamlet) E43, E44, E47, E49
  • Other: Basic Backdrop Dies (AJVD), Gears (Bead Landing)

As you hop along, please leave a comment on each blog. One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win an image of choice from the FTHS store.

We are having a little twist this month! Some of our designers are adding ribbon to their projects. As you move through the hop, count up how many of the designers chose to use ribbon on their project. Email your answer to Faith: (faith@fromtheheartstamps.com) for a chance to win a $15 voucher to the FTHS store!

Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Sunday May 8th at 6 am EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday May 11th.

Now head over to MICHELLE’S BLOG and see what inspiration she has for you.

Have fun and have a wonderful week!!

Lyn

Love to Read!

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Hope your days have been great! I have a fun card for you today. I have had this little sweet heart printed up to color for a while now and I finally got to her – don’t you love her!?

Do you do that, print up digis and then have a small pile to choose from – which one gets colored up? Well all good things come in time and Polka Dot Pals Lirienne‘s time is NOW!

I used some star digi paper to coordinate with her pillow and then colored her to match the paper. Love her, love her, love her!!

LMMS Polka Dot Pals Lirienne

Recipe:

  • Images: Polka Dot Pals Lirienne digi by Little Miss Muffet Stamps
  • Paper: White card stock (PTI), Brown Cardstock (Recollections); Digi Paper
  • Ink: Copics
  • Other: Backdrop Dies (A Jillian Vance Designs), Stitched Square Die (Simon Says Stamps)

Don’t forget – we still have time for Challenge #136 – Anything Goes! Come on and join in – there are prizes… For our prizes, one lucky winner will be awarded a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop. We like to select a couple other projects to highlight as well.  Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

Watering Can – thinking of you!

It is already Wednesday and it already seems like Friday. For some much needed “me time”, I wanted to create a fun, bright, springy card. I created a handmade background with some alcohol inks on glossy cardstock. The colors on my background didn’t turn out as bright as I expected, but the image did – Spring Bouquet is an adorable spring image at From the Heart Stamps.fths spring copy

Recipe:

  • Image: Spring Bouquet digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Paper: White (PTI) Purple card (Recollections) Glossy White card
  • Ink: Copics Alcohol Inks (Ranger) Wink of Stella
  • Other: Circle and Scalloped Circle Die (Spellbinder), Backdrop Basics Dies (A Jillian Vance Design)

Thanks for stopping by! Stop by and join the sketch Challenge – it is still going on at From the Heart Stamps and you have plenty of time!!

Lyn

 

LMMS Challenge #136 ~ Fruit of the Spirit!

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It’s an ANYTHING GOES challenge at Little Miss Muffet (Challenge #136) and this week I created a CAS card with some of the new images in the LMMS Shop. They are hatters (first point of awesome) and the are fruit hatters (Bingo – I am in LOVE!)

I have started doing some Bible journaling lately and I am working on a page with the Fruit of the Spirit. When I saw these guys –  Jr. Hatter Grape and Jr. Hatter Cherry I immediately thought about the Fruit of the Spirit and I wanted both images on my card.

For my journal page, I am working on adding my own hand writing – I am scared to put into my Bible so I practiced on my card. I don’t love it fully, but it is getting closer!

LMMS Fruit Hatters copy

Come on and join the challenge – there are prizes… For our prizes, one lucky winner will be awarded a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop. We like to select a couple other projects to highlight as well.  Good Luck!

Recipe:

  • Images: Jr. Hatter Grape and Jr. Hatter Cherry  digi by Little Miss Muffet Stamps
  • Paper: White card stock (PTI), Black Cardstock (Recollections)
  • Ink: Copics – too many to list But YG21, 23, and 25 is all over it:)
  • Other: Backdrop Dies (A Jillian Vance Designs)

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

Love you a Bunch with Color Pencils

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I finally decided to break out my color pencils and color an image on kraft. I am taking a class at Kit n Clowder and it actually makes them feel a little more manageable. I still have a ways to go and I see some flaws, but I am happy that I got some shading and it isn’t too messy. And with this new image from Little Miss Muffet – Jr. Hatter Grape, I am smiling no matter what it looks like:) I mean it is a hatter and the hat is a grape monster….What’s not to love??

LMMS Grape copy

Recipe:

  • Image:  Jr. Hatter Grape digi by Little Miss Muffet Stamps
  • Paper: Dessert Storm Cardstock (Neenah)
  • Ink: Polychromos ColorPencils

Thanks for stopping by!! Don’t forget that there is still a challenge at Little Miss Muffet – Challenge #135…Come join in!

Lyn

Birthday Tag

Happy Wednesday – Boy is time flying! For my mid-week inspiration at From the Heart Stamps, I created a gift tag using this week’s sketch challenge – #147

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I used a tag die(My Favorite Things), some digi paper, and embossed vellum for my base. Then I colored up the top (the flowers only) of Mixed Bouquet then I followed the sketch (mostly) and added some enamel dots, ribbon, and a button. Now I am ready to wrap a gift!
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My sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. I used Copics to color my image and stiched dies for my circle.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Lyn

 

LMMS Challenge #135 – Splat!

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It’s time for another ANYTHING GOES challenge at Little Miss Muffet (Challenge #135). And this week I revisited a sweet sentiment image Today is a Cupcake Day. BECAUSE it went with the background I wanted to make.

Jennifer Dove did a great tutorial on SPLAT DOTS with Copic refills and shadowing. It was a fun tutorial and she made it look way easier than it actually is but I think I am happy with my first attempt. I definitely see myself trying this again!

LMMS Cupcake Day Splats copy

Recipe:

  • Image:  Today is a Cupcake Day digi by Little Miss Muffet Stamps
  • Paper: White card stock (PTI), Black Cardstock (Recollections)
  • Ink: Copics – (Refills)B00, YG21, R81 (Shadows) R81, R83, R85, YG17, YG23, YG21, B01, B02, B05, BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29, C0. White Gel Pen, (Cupcake) Y32, Y34, Y26, E13, E15, R81, R83, R85
  • Other: Backdrop Dies (A Jillian Vance Designs), Stitched Rectangle Die (Simon Says Stamps), Wink of Stella clear

Thanks for stopping by!! Come join the challenge!

Lyn

From the Heart Stamps April Blog Hop – How Sweet!

Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps April blog hop! 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.

Today’s theme is a SWEET one! Our awesome team has a lot of inspiration for you so let’s get started!!

As always, one random winner will be picked from each blog to win an image of their choice from the FTHS store.

We are having a little twist this month! Some of our designers are adding some sparkly sequins to their projects. As you move through the hop, count up how many sequins were used among all the cards. Email your answer to Faith:(faith@fromtheheartstamps.com) for a chance to win a $15 voucher to the FTHS store!

My card today uses Ice Cream Valentine. I decided to make a tag for a kid’s gift – I got some fun shape sprinkles for an ice cream party – we have dinosaurs, moons, fish, and dolphins. I think my favorite kiddos are going to love it!

FTHS Val Ice Cream 1FTHS Val Ice Cream 2Recipe for my card:

  • Image: Ice Cream Valentine digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Paper Watercolor Paper
  • Ink: Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Wink of stella, red glaze pen
  • Other: Stitched Tag Stax (My Favorite Things), eyelets, twine, ribbon, bag

Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Sunday April 10th at 6 am EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday April 13th.”

Now head over to MICHELLE’S BLOG and see what inspiration she has for you.

Have fun and have a wonderful week!!

Lyn

Butterfly Fly!!

How many Fridays can you say WOW! What a week! before you need a serious vacation? I know! It is time.

With Spring in the air, I have been loving butterflies and I wanted to try to color up Polka Dot Pals Elvina with my watercolors. I ended up mixing Inktense pencils and Real Brush Pens. Still deciding if I like it.

LMMS ElvinaI have an ink jet so I generally emboss to prevent smearing but I decided to create a washout and see if that worked. It was ok – I think I need to keep playing with it.

What tricks do you have for water coloring digis?

Happy Spring all and thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

FTHS Sketch 145 – Bible Journal John 11:25

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and a Blessed Easter, full of family and fellowship.

They say that Spring is about new things, so today I tried something new. I tried a new coloring technique – colored pencils, and I decided I was ready to try a Bible journal page. WOW! It took a while to get the vision in my mind to sort of match up with what went in my Bible. I just knew that I wanted to use the Old Rugged Cross image and John 11:25 and the rest was supposed to magically fall in place.

As many of you may fully understand and (feel as well), I didn’t love my handwriting enough to want to put in my Bible. I mean have you seen some of the wonderful calligraphy style writing people are journaling in their Bibles? They are beautiful and “worthy” of a Bible where as I didn’t think mine was.

I watched a few tutorials and decided that while I may one day be able to write in a modern calligraphy style, today is not that day; however, I may be able to doctor my handwriting with leaves and swirls enough to “fake it”. I practiced, and practiced, and practiced a good deal more, and finally was ready to put ink to paper. Keep in mind that if you are looking for perfection, just don’t try this:) cause little things will happen. Your ink may smudge a bit (mine did), the page behind it may show the outline of the words you wrote (mine did), you may bend the adjacent page while try to contort yourself to be able to write in the right hand column (I did),  if you water color, your paper may pucker (i tried it a little on the green and… you guessed it, mine did). BUT when you are finished with it and you see what all that time spent in your Bible and you see the Glory of God on the page, it looks…PERFECT!

I am so glad I created this page. I am so blessed to know that by believing in Him, I shall LIVE! I challenge you to try a page of your own. Speaking of challenges, today starts a new sketch challenge at From the Heart Stamps.

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I used the sketch (loosley) in my journaling. I flipped the sketch (mirrored) – I hope it counts. I also used the tWist and sponged on Gelatos. Then I hand wrote the verse, and colored the Old Rugged Cross with Polychromos Colored pencil before fussy cutting and adhering into my Bible with Matte Gel Medium.

FTHS Old Rugged Cross copy

Note: I have seen a lot of people selling images that they give permission to trace into your Bible. Keep in mind that isn’t something that is just naturally allowed in most instances because of copyrights – I printed my image as Faith created it and it worked just fine!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Lyn

 

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