Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Challenge #251

Hi crafty friends!!
It's Wednesday and time for another challenge @ Penny's!
Challenge #251
Anything Goes 
 I got to use this wonderful image from Karleigh Sue. Not sure if I want to use it as a birthday card or something else, so I did not put a sentiment on it, but left room in case I decide later :)  
Paper: Colorbok ~ Hootenanny
Coloring Medium: Copics, atyou Spica markers 02 Pink, 03 Red and 12 Silver
Other Supplies: Sequins in Turquoise, Fuchsia and Purple, QuicKutz Circle dies, Spellbinders Lacey Circle die
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Hoe you will join our challenge this week:)

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

FTHS Mid Week Inspiration

Howdy - welcome to my 2nd post of the day!!
This time I am here w/From The Heart Stamps for our Mid-Week Inspiration post.

The image I am using today was part of a fundraiser for Faith's daughter ice hockey team back in August. If you donated - you were lucky enough to have gotten this image. If not, they are not in the store yet. BUT, they will be added at some point, either as clear sets or digital. So keep your eyes open!! I couldn't wait to use this adorable lil guy!! And I found the perfect paper stack to go with it as well!
Image: Fundraiser Image (not available at this time)
Paper: Bo Bunny Altitude Collection, kraft card stock
Coloring Medium: Pre-colored image as part of the Fundraiser
(not available at this time)
Other Supplies: Recollections Rhinestones, Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders & Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables dies, Distress Ink ~ Old Paper, American Crafts twine, Pearle Pen Chrome Silver, the Paper Studio Snowflake brad

I am also using the current sketch of the week as well for my inspiration, along with the twist. It might be a little hard to see, but there is "faux" stitching around the edges of the image, the snowflake DP and the multi colored DP as well. If you are like me - you like the look of stitching, but hate to drag out the machine & fuss with it. These dies are AMAZING and I love the look of them!
Also, Faith is still currently working on her Project 100 Snowmen. You can check out all the adorable and cute snowmen currently "taking" shape. These will each be available for just $1 until her project is complete. She has got some cuties out there!! Also, check out Imke's blog as she is giving away a set of these wonderful snowmen all ready made into cards!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you join us for one of our great challenges! We love to see what you create with FTHS images!

Love To Scrap ~ #64 Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart ~ #82 Anything Goes

Challenge # 250

Welcome back to Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge this Wednesday!!
Challenge #250
Anything Goes
 As I am sure some of you remember, Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday! So I couldn't wait to use this cute image from Bugaboo stamps!

Image: Bugaboo Stamps Halloween Kitty
Paper: Black cardstock, Little Yellow Bicycle ~ Frightful, Fancy Pants Designs Oct 31
Coloring Medium: Copics, atyou Spica markers 01 Lavender & 04 Orange
Other Supplies: Bakers Twine (Target $1 bin), Queen & Co bling, Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle die, Mam Elephant Tags A Lot die, My Thoughts Exactly sentiment

As always - make sure to stop by and see what my "teamies" are up to and our sponsors as well!

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Have a great day!!

One Stitch At A Time ~ #248 Anything Goes w/Halloween Colors
Just Us Girls ~  #315 Color Week-Black, Orange and Purple
Glitter "N" Sparkle ~ #159 Halloween (Cute or Spooky)

Thursday, October 15, 2015

FTHS Mid-Month Reminder

Have you had a chance to check out the Stamp of the Month at
From The Heart Stamps yet?

You still have a couple of weeks left to enter!
If you joined the challenge in September, you will receive Cornucopia via email. This challenge closes on the last day of the month, and a new image will be posted and emailed by the 3rd of next month. 
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 SO-THANKFUL to receive Cornucopia as a free gift.
I have also used this week's sketch as well, along with the twist!
Image: Cornucopia (October Stamp of the Month)
Paper: Orange & white card stock, Debbie Mumm Harvest & Holiday
Coloring Medium: Copics, atyou Spica pens 01 Lavender, 04 Orange & 11 Gold

I always have such a hard time making clean & simple card. But I couldn't believe how fast I 'breezed' thru this one. About half way thru I went to open one of my Copic markers and it 'splattered' on the paper. I thought "Oh great, now I am going to have to start over". But then the more I looked at it I thought - hmm, I could just make this look like speckles in the background. So I used the colors from the cornucopia and speckled  Hope you like it :) 
Read the challenge rules by clicking here . This is a progressive challenge, meaning you need to play along to receive the next image for free, so be sure to read the rules so that you don’t miss out on any freebies. :) Want some FREE digi stamps? Play along this month and you will get a new freebie next month via email. If you missed getting this stamp for free, you can purchase it in the store and play along to receive the next freebies. IMPORTANT! Please respect Faith's work and follow her Terms of Use. This image is not to be shared with others, even if you received it for free. Please simply direct your friends here, to this challenge. Thank you.
EVERYONE that plays wins!!

  1. Make a project using THIS IMAGE (additional images are okay) and enter it on the FTHS blog by using InLinkz. 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. (see rules)
  3. DEADLINE is Saturday, October 31st, at 11:59pm CST.
Thanks for stopping by!!


Little Miss Muffet ~ #122 Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More ~ #166 Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations ~ Colors of Autumn
The Crazy Challenge ~ #208 Orange, Purple and Green

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Challenge #249

It's challenge time once again at
Penny's Paper Crafty
Theme - Easel Cards
It's been awhile since I have made an easel card. Not sure why I don't do them more often. I had fun making this one. And I also tried a new technique ~ dryer sheet cards. I found this wonderful tutorial on You Tube by Dawn @ Dawn's Stamping Thoughts. I know a lot of you are probably saying "This has been around for awhile now".  Well, I finally took the plunge and gave it a try.

Here's a side view of my easel card.
I just went with a very basic easel card.
And a close up so you can see the dryer sheet. Mine didn't turn quite as sparkly as hers did, but you can catch a little of the shimmer in the photos.
Image: Sparkle N Sprinkle ~ Pinecones and Needles
Paper: the Paper Studio Old World Winter
Coloring Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: The Stamps of Life ~ Snowman 2 Build (Sentiment), Recollections Rhinestones, Cheery Lynn Designs Pine Branches B146 die, Martha Stewart Arctic snowflake punch, Elizabeth Craft Designs Silk Microfine Glitter ~ 641 Cool Diamond
Special Techniques: Dryer sheet
Make sure you stop by the rest of the Design team. They have some great easel cards!
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Thanks for stopping by today!
Creative Fingers ~ #95 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart ~ #81 Anything Goes


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

FTHS Mid-week Inspiration

Post #2 for the day - YAY!!
I hope you were able to join us for the recent blog hop @ FTHS.
Meet the Design Team was our theme. We introduced the new DT members and got find out some interesting facts about the whole team as well!

 I based my card off this weeks sketch and I used the twist also. I tried to keep this flat and as mail friendly as I could. Which wasn't too bad - but I really wanted to "pop" something up and add some awesome bling and embellishments. But, sometimes CAS is just fine as well.

Image: Snowlady (Image was part of a fundraiser)
Paper: Kraft cardstock, the Paper Studio - Old World Winter
Coloring Medium: Distress Ink - Old Paper
Other Supplies: American Crafts twine Natural and Sage
Well, I hope I inspired you to get out there and create something. Don't forget we have both our SOTM and weekly sketch challenges going on. I hope you can join us :)
Glitter 'N' Sparkle - #157 Anything Goes*

Challenge #248

Time for another Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge!
Theme - Anything Goes
 I got to work with a fun image from Lacy Sunshine.
Meet Franklin Beastie!! Isn't he a lil character :) It's seems like there are always ghost and witches, so I thought "Frankie" would be fun.
Paper: Fancy Pants Designs Oct 31
Coloring Medium: Copics, atyou Spica pen 05 Lemon & 12 Silver
Other Supplies: Distress Ink-Old Paper, Spellbinders Celebrations Pierced Circles, Queen & Co Halloween Bling, My Thoughts Exactly (Sentiment)
Don't forget to check out the rest of the design team and see what they are up to. They have some great ideas waiting for you.
And stop by our sponsors and check them out!!
We have 3 AWESOME ones this week!
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Craft Your Passion - #282 Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - #80 Anything Goes


Friday, October 2, 2015

Meet the Team Blog Hop @ FTHS

Welcome to the October blog hop at From The Heart Stamps! 
We have a Meet the Design Team theme this month.
We have added some new talent to our design team line up! And here is your chance to get to know them.
Each designer is showcasing a project and telling us a little bit about themselves. 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. And additionally, we will have a game with some prizes on the FTHS blog!
If you have arrived from Lyn, you are in the right place, if not just start on the From the Heart Stamps blog, so you don’t miss anything.
 Here is my creation!
Image: Spectacular Birdbrain (Exclusive fundraiser image)
Paper: Simple Stories Vintage Bliss
Coloring Medium: Distress Ink ~ Old Paper
Other Supplies: Smooch Glitz ~ Frost, Doodlebug dots, Glossy Accents, Lawn Fawn "A Birdie Told Me" die, Mama Elephant Tags a Lot die
I also used the current sketch challenge and twist as well.
It's hard to tell from the 1st pic, but I printed the image twice and cut out just the glasses. Then 'covered' the lens w/the Smooch Glitz, and added Glossy Accents to the eyes. Then used pop dots to give the image some depth.

So ~ here is a little bit about me
How long have you been on the From the Heart Stamps design team?
4 1/2 years~Since April 2011
What is something about me that none of the other team members know?
I won 2 titles @ the 2001 Wisconsin Women’s 500 Bowling Tournament – Division 2 Single with a score of 700, and All Events with a score of 1327
My favorite category of images in the FTHS store?
Birdbrains and snowmen
The emoji I use most often? :)

Now head over to one of our newest team members Ruth

and see what she has created.
Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Monday October 5th at 6 am EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday October 7th.