Monday, December 23, 2013

*** Merry Christmas ***

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!
Just a quick reminder that From the Heart Stamps, will be taking a break to enjoy time with our families during the holiday.
We will back on January 3rd with a blog hop.

Saturday, December 14, 2013


 Hi everyone!!  I have had internet issues since Monday :(
Feels so good to be back 'online' again!
I wanted to remind you of a couple of things going on over at From the Heart Stamps.
Our current sketch challenge 46
and a mid-month reminder for the Stamp of the Month as well.

 Linky will close on Sunday at 10PM CST
for our sketch challenge. 

 And for extra fun this month, Faith has two images! You can choose one of them…”Candy Cane Anneke” or “For the Birds.” Each image comes with a bonus sentiment. You will have until the last day of the month to enter this challenge.
Last month we had 49 entries - let's make it 50 or more this month!!

I decided to incorporate both the SOTM and the sketch 46 challenge!

Image: FTHS Stamp of the Month ~ For the Birds
Paper: The Paper Studio ~ Magic of Season Paper pack
Coloring Medium: Gamsol & colored pencils
Other Supplies: Martha Stewart Snowflake punch, ek Success snowflake punch, Recollections Black Gem swirl, ki Gems, Gelly Roll Clear Start pen, atyou Spica markers 21 Lipstick & 12 Silver
Sketch: Sketch 46
Well, hope you like it and you can join in one or both of the challenges!
Fab 'n' Funky ~ Snowflakes
Totally PaperCrafts ~ Christmas using Non-Traditional colors
Get Inky ~ Christmas
Simon Says ~ Let it Snow
Sweet Pea Stampers ~ Winter Weather
Brown Sugar ~ Christmas

Friday, December 6, 2013

December Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our holiday blog. We are celebrating Christmas and other winter holidays today. We hope you will take some time to hop along with us and enjoy all the projects. As usual there are  prizes to be won!
If you have arrived from Lyn @ My Purple House, 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.
I live in the Midwest, so from Thanksgiving on it can get pretty cold. And what gets you thru all the holidays but a set of warm, fuzzy mittens right!
Image: FTHS Mitten
Paper: Scrap from my stash
Coloring Medium: Gamsol and colored pencils
Other Supplies: Memento Ink Sweet Plum, Cuttlebug folder Divine Swirls, Sizzix & Archivers Stamp & Die Set Christmas Trees (Happy Holidays), Darice Bakers Twine, ki Crystal Gems
As you hop along, please leave a comment on each entry. One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win the image that the designer used. And additionally, one commenter on the From the Heart Stamps blog will be selected to win a $5 gift voucher to the store!
Now head over to Michelle P @ Inspiration Blooms and see what she has created.
Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Monday December 9th at 6am, EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday December 11th.
Here is the hop order:
In case you get lost :)

Monday, December 2, 2013

i {heart} sketches 45

Can you believe it's December already? I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and got some awesome Black Friday deals :) I had my family over for the Thanksgiving day meal. I did a little (very little) Black Friday shopping, spent the weekend picking up the rest of the leaves in our yard, putting away stuff for winter and putting out the Christmas lights. WHEW...glad that's all done before it gets too bitterly cold here. Now just to finish the inside decorating :)
Well, it's Monday again so you know what that means -
another weekly sketch challenge!
Paper: American Crafts Merrymint paper pad
Coloring Medium: Memento markers, Gamsol & colored pencil
Other Supplies: ek Success snowflake punch, Cheery Lynn Designs B146 Pine Branches die, American Crafts 2" banner punch, Recollections gems red & green
Sketch: Sketch 45
I decided to go with more 'traditional' colors seems how of late I haven't been. And I really like how this turned out!
Sketch045– This week’s shape is an A2 card, but feel free to adapt it to any shape or size.
Remember, have fun with it–flip it, turn it, embellish as you wish.
Use any stamp and supplies from any company.
Please include the sketch in your blog post.
Challenge Rule: When posting to your blog, please include the sketch in your post and link back to the FTHS post. :)
EVERYONE who enters will receive $1 to Use it as a discount, or save them up to earn a free stamp. We will have a new sketch for you next week. Linky will close on Sunday at 10PM CST. Join us on Facebook and “Like” our page to see sneak peeks of the next sketch.
4 Crafty Chicks ~ Christmas
Lexi's Creations ~ Christmas
Divas by Design ~ Use some Red
The Corrosive Challenge ~ Happy Holidays
Sweet Stamps ~ Red & Green
Cheery Lynn Designs ~ Tis the Season
Sentimental Sundays ~ Traditional Christmas colors
Totally Papercrafts ~ Ho, Ho Holidays
Party Time Tuesdays ~ #149 Merry Christmas
Bearly Mine ~ Christmas Sentiments