Wednesday, January 28, 2015

BLOG CANDY and my weekly Inspiration

Welcome back everyone!!
Glad you could join us for a little inspiration :)
Since there was no blog hop in January, Faith was wonderful enough to give each of us on the Design Team a $10 voucher for us to give away as blog candy at any time in January.
That's right!!! Just leave a little love on my blog as well as FTHS and you might just be the lucky winner of the blog candy !!
Here is my card for this week!
 I loosely based it off this weeks sketch.
Image: Faithful Friends - Friendship
Paper: Kraft cardstock, DCWV Latte Stack
Coloring Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: atYou Spica Marker 21 Lipstick & 01 Lavender, ek Success Dotted Scallop edger punch, Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Oval Large, Michaels' paper flowers, Jillibean Soup Butterfly pick
Sketch: 95
There is still time to join in our weekly challenge!!
Challenge Rules:
ONLY “From the Heart Stamps” images are to be used for our challenges !
When posting to your blog, please include the sketch in your post and link back to this post.
EVERYONE who enters will receive $1 to
Use it as a discount, or save them up to earn a free stamp.
Linky will close on Sunday, February 1st, 2015 at 10 PM CST
Thanks for stopping by!
Dream Valley Challenges ~ Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time ~ Anything Goes with The color Purple
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays ~ Anything Goes
Squigglefly ~ Put a Little Love in Your Heart
The Pink Elephant ~ Anything Goes

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

From the Heart Stamps Inspiration

Hi everyone - back for another weekly challenge and inspiration post!

I had so much fun coloring this lil guy. I use to be so afraid to use my couple of Copics that I had originally. At first I found them a bit intimidating and just gave up for awhile. Then I decided to give them another try. After a lot of playing I was starting to get better, but wasn't just quite there. Coloring NUMEROUS images before I actually had one that I "sorta" liked.
Since then, I have taken a Copic beginners class and am really starting to feel more at ease w/the Copics. I am still not perfect at it, but I have come along way.

This weeks sketch

 Close up of this cute lil guy!!

Image: Copic Markers Birdbrain
Paper: Kraft cardstock, DCWV Citrus Stack, Recollections Punchy Florals (Purple)
Coloring Medium: Copics...of course :)
Other Supplies: American Crafts ribbon
Sketch: Sketch 94

Well, gotta run. We had some new window installed today in our home and my house still looks like a bomb went off in it....LOL!!
Hope you join us for our weekly challenge.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Weekly Inspiration @ From The Heart Stamps

Thanks for joining us again for another weekly inspiration post at

Not sure about you, but up here in WI we have had a "weird" winter. We actually had no snow for Christmas, but snow for Thanksgiving. Only 3 "named" snowstorms (more than 3" of accumulation) and warm & frigid temps.
 That's why I thought this image would be cute for a card this week!
 You just never know what winter is going to bring!

Image: Skating Birdbrain
Paper: Kraft cardstock, DCWV Latte Stack
Coloring Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Gelly Roll Clear Star pen, Spare Parts Knick Knack Winter Glitter Snowflakes, American Crafts Twine Natural, Recollections pearls, Spellbinders Lacey Circles die, QuicKutz Nesting circles die

Don't forget about our Stamp of the Month challenge, as well as our weekly sketch challenge. We hope you can join us for some fun and we would love to see what you create. Thanks for stopping by - until next time!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

***Happy 1st Weekly Inspiration Post @ FTHS for 2015****

Hi everyone and Happy New Year!!!
Hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday season.

Our team has been busy getting back into the groove of things to get you going for an exciting 2015 at From The Heart Stamps.

My Card this week covers a couple of things:
 Sketch 92
Stamp of the Month
Stamp Preview by FromTheHeartStamps

 Its kind of hard to see, but the layer underneath the brown is actually a textured paper. And I got 2 of the 4 colors in the colors as well! 

 And who could resist this cute lil guy!!! If you joined the challenge in December, you will receive Little Snowman via email.If you missed out, you can still play along with the challenge by purchasing the image. Then you can enter the challenge and receive next month’s digi free. OR if you spend $10 in the From The Heart Stamps store this month, you can enter code #letitsnow to receive Little Snowman as a free gift.

Image: Little Snowman
Paper: Kraft cardstock, We R Memory Keepers Anthologie 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Coloring Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Recollections Faux Pearl Swirl, Stickles Crystal, Martha Stewart Polar Snowflake Punch, Spellbinders Nestabilities Deckled Rectangles Small

I thought this image would be great for paper piecing. I actually "double" paper pieced his scarf & hat. Instead of just the 1 layer of patterned paper, I used 2, to give it a little more depth.

REMEMBER~EVERYONE that plays wins!!
  1. Make a project using THIS IMAGE (additional images are okay) and enter it by using InLinkz on the FTHS blog. Please link to the specific blog post or gallery photo (link the permalink).
  2. Remember: Your blog post or gallery description must link back to From The Heart Stamps blog. (see rules)
  3. DEADLINE is Saturday, January 31st, at 11:59pm CST.
Come and Get It ~ Snow Much Fun
Just Us Girls ~ Word Week - WINTER
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge ~ Anything Goes